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John D. Jackson
John D. Jackson, 77 of 436 Runyan-av, died at his home at 3:40 a.m. Sunday following an illness of two weeks. He was born in Auglaize-co and had been a farmer. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harvey Geach, Lima, Mrs. C. H. Collins, Dayton, and Mrs. C. P. McFarland, Los Angeles; two sons Clifford and Lewis both of Lima; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Mary Linson, Springfield. The body will remain at the Davis-Miller and Son funeral home for final rites at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cathedral chapel with Rev. Warren H. Bright, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 19, 1948]

Ann Jacobs
Mrs. Ann Jacobs, wife of Thomas K. Jacobs of Lima, O., died at her residence in this city on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1880.
Mrs. Jacobs was born January 26th, 1816, in Mifflin Town, Penn., and was married to Thos. K. Jacobs Sept. 25, 1834, came to Ohio with her husband and resided at Ashland, O., until June 20, 1838, when she, with her husband, came to Lima.  Her residence of almost 42 years in Lima was marked by many acts of kindness to all classes of our people, and were everyone for whom she did some kind service to bring a blossom to her grave she would be sleeping beneath a wilderness of flowers.  She was a woman of decided religious character, and was one of the oldest members of the Presbyterian church in Lima, and in all the changing vicissitudes of life she maintained the most conscientious and devotional habit of life, such as became a true and sincere christian.  The immediate friends of the family, Mr. T. K. Jacobs, her husband, Dr. W.C. Jacobs, of Akron, Mrs. Henry A. Moore, Mrs. J. F. Brotherton of Lima, and Dr. Thomas K. Jacobs of Cincinnati, have the sympathy of their many friends in their great loss of a beloved wife and an affectionate mother.óLima Democrat. (The Valparaiso Messenger, Thursday, January 29, 1

Anne Whinington James
Mrs. Anne Whinington James, 89, of 1502 Oakland-pkwy, died at 10 p. m. Wednesday in her home following an illness of a year.
Mrs. James was horn in Gomer and would have celebrated her 90th birthday anniversary May 22. Her husband, William C. James, died 18 years ago. Surviving are a brother, Edward Whittington, Comer; two nephews, Dr. Edwin Boberts, Reynoldsburg , and D. H. Roberts, Corner; six cousins, Mrs. Edith Thomas, 1502 Oakland-pkwy; Mrs. Harry Tibbot. 312 S. West-st; S. H. Howell, Detroit, Mich.; Fred Tibbot, Elida; Thomas Tibbot, Delphos, and George Tibbot, Los Angeles, CaJif, The body will remain at the Davis-Miller and lion funeral home until services at 2 p. m. Saturday, Rites will be conducted in a place to be announced with the Rev. Aaron Downs officiating. Burial will be in Gomer cemetery.
[The Lima News, May 5, 1950]

Goldie Jennings
Mrs. Goldie Jennings, 23, wife of Roy Jennings, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton E. Mc:Pherron. 920 north Jefferson street. Thursday afternoon, after an illness of nine months from tuberculosis. The husband, a daughter, Louise and a son William, survive. The parents, two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Van Riter and Miss Catherine MePherron, and seven brothers, William, Ralph, Francis, Ellis, Fred, Vernon , and Pearl. all of 920 north Jefferson street, are left. Funeral arrangements have not en completed.
[The Lima News, Jan 9, 1920]

James B. Jewett
James B. Jewett, aged 74 years, died very suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Foster, No. 1332 Lakewood avenue yesterday, death being caused by a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Jewett had spent many years in the employ of the C. H. and D. R. R., here where he was a storekeeper. He had been in his usual good health for the past few weeks. Mr. Jewett retired from active life several years ago and spent most of his time in his old home at Cadiz, O. Surviving his death are his wife, two daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. Edward Foster at whose home he died and Mrs. James Ewing of Omaha, Neb. The sons are Thomas of Cleveland; James of Riverton, Wyo.; and Maurice of Cleveland. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
[The Lima News, April 17, 1912]

Silas H. Johns
Suffering intensely, but making a brave fight for life for the past four months Silas H. Johns died at his home, 210 South Baxter street last evening at 8:30, death being due to cancer of the throat. Deceased was born and raised in this city and was 48 years old. He was known by his associates as an upright business man and was loved and admired by all who came in constant with him. Far many years, before he was forced to retire, he represented many well known insurance agencies and his death comes as a severe shock to his family and many friends. A wife, three daughters and one son mourn the demise of a loving father.
Deceased was for many years a member of the Trinity M E church and also a member of Lima Lodge No 205, F. and A. M. This order will participate in the funeral services, which will be held from the Trinity M. B. church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Campbell will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Feb 24, 1910]

Gary Gene Johnson
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 23, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: April 6, 1942, in Detroit to John and Thelma Highland Johnson
Married to: Dolores Darlene Davis for 48 years
Occupation: owner of Buttruff Builders
Died: April 20, 2011, at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus
Survived by: wife; mother; 4 sons; 9 grandchildren;
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Harold Andrew Johnson
Dates: Jan 2, 1987 - Apr 23, 2011
Lima: Obituary for Harold A Johnson appeared in the Lima News on Apr 27, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan 2, 1987 in Lima to Greg & Darla Schlesselman Johnson
Occupation: Bowersock Hauling & Rudolph Foods
Died: Apr 23, 2011 at his residence
Survived by: father; paternal grandmother; maternal grandmother
Burial: Shawnee Cemetery

Harry Johnson
Harry Johnson, 28, automobile salesman of Paulding, was killed instantly at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Broughton grade crossing by a Nickel-Plate passenger train. His skull was fractured, both legs and arms broken and head crushed when the speeding train trapped him in his automobile on the grade crossing and hurled the machine and victim a distance of 25 feet. Johnson, who is employed as a salesman at the Miller Ford agency in Paulding, had demonstrated a car in Broughton and was enroute to Kalida when he met with the fatal accident.
[unknown newspaper, Apr 15, 1924]

John H. Johnson
The death of John H. Johnson, 61 years of age, occurred yesterday at his home in Akron, being due to organic heart disease. The body was accompanied to Lima today for funeral services and interment. The remains are resting at the Eckert mortuary in south Main street.
[The Times - Democrat, Jan 12, 1916]
The body of John H. Johnson, who reached Lima yesterday afternoon from Akron, where death occurred on Monday night, were last night accompanied to the home of his brother, Solomon Johnson, in West Cairo, north of this city. Following their arrival and up to the time of removal, the body rested at the Eckert mortuary. Mr. Johnson was a florist and a capable man in that occupation, up to six or eight years ago the family resided in this city, and Mr. Johnson was employed by Eggert N. Zetlitz. Monday night he complained to his daughter Jessie, with whom he resided, that he was feeling ill. She cared for him and administered some medicine to afford relief. He was found an hour or so later, by his daughter, but life had fled. He was married to Anna Ritenour, of Lima, who passed away some years ago. A son, Ellsworth, who resides In the east, also is left. Both children accompanied the body here. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church in Cairo . The Rev. Franklin A. Stiles, pastor of the First Baptist church of Lima , will officiate. Interment will be in the east side cemetery, at Cairo. [The Times- Democrat, Jan 13, 1916]

Lettie Johnson
Lima -- Mrs. Lettie Johnson, 98, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday in the home of her son, Edward, 1814 Norval-ave, with whom she resided. Besides her son she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Shroud, Pine Bluff, Ark., and mrs. Amanda Baxter, Rochester, N.Y.; two brothers, James Grimes of Aurora, Ark., and Joseph in Canada; and a granddaughter. The body will remain at the Jones Bros. funeral home until services at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fourth Street Baptist church. Rev. L.C. McGee will officiate with burial in Lutheran cemetery.
[The Lima News, Feb 3, 1948]

Catherine Jones
Mrs. Catherine Jones, aged 74 years, died last night at the residence of her son, George Jones, Allentown, of general debility of the system, owing to old age. The funeral services will be held in the M. E. church at Allentown, tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o'clock.
[Lima Daily News, Feb 6, 1891]

Matilda I. Jones
Mrs. Matilda I. Jones, 83, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in her home, 424 E. Albert-st, following a year's illness. She was born in Putnam-co, and was a charter member of the Gomer Presbyterian church. Three children survive, Mrs. Cecil Williams of the Albert-st address; Arnold of Route 1, Elida, and Willis, 111 W. Elm-st. The body will remain at the Davis-Miller and Son funeral home until services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gomer Presbyterian church. Burial will take place in Gomer cemetery. The Rev. Arthur Hughes, Delphos, will officiate.
[The Lima News, Dec 4, 1950]

Mary W Joseph
Dates: Oct 16, 1912 - Feb 16, 2005
Lima: Obituary for Mary W Joseph appeared in the Lima News on Feb 17, 2005
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct 16, 1912 to Silas & Hattie Clutter Sandy
Married to: Ralph E Joseph for 52 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 16, 2005
Survived by: 1 son; 2 daughters; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 sisters-in-law
Burial: Sugar Creek Cemetery

Sylvia Joseph
3 dead and 23 Injured in Area Holiday Mishaps.
It reports of auto accidents and other area incidents of the Labor day weekend in the Lima area.
Dead are Mrs. Sylvia Joseph 61 Route 2; Mrs Joseph died at the Memorial Hospital
The accident which claimed the life of Mrs. Joseph occured at 12:45 p. m. Sunday on Route 25 (Findlay Road ) one mile northeast of Lima at the driveway of the Lima Electric Motor Co. Mrs Joseph was a passenger in a car dievewn by her son Merle E.Joseph 36. Route 2. State highway patrolmen report Joseph was traveling east and had started to turn into the driveway of the Lima Electric Motor Co. (Walter Joseph her husband worked there) when his car was struck by an automobile driven by Ronald B. Conway, 18 Route 5, who was traveling west. The impact caused both cars to leave the highway. Katheleen Ann Lentz, 9, and her sister Linda, 6, of 306 E. O' Conner Ave. were passengers in the Joseph car. Kathleen suffered a deep cut on the nose and bruises on the forehead. Linda received a bruise on the left arm. Driver of the Joseph car received severe lacerations on the scalp and multuple cuts and bruises on both arms and body. His condition was reported fair. The Lentz sisters were released after treatment at the hospital. Hospital attaches reported Mrs. Joseph received a fractured skull, compound fracture of the left arm, and lacerations on the face, body and legs. She died two hours after being admitted to the hospital. The injured were taken to the hospital in a Davis-Miller and Son ambulance. Mrs Joseph is survived by her husband Walter H. Jospeh ; two sons Charles L. Bluffton, Merle E. at home,two daughters Mrs. Edwin Maag, Columbus Grove, and Mrs. Edwin Lentz 806 E.O' Conner Ave; and 12 grandchildren . Services will be at 2:00p.m. Wednesday at the Chiles and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Willard Thomas officating. Burial will be in the Blue Lick Cemetery.
[Lima News Tuesday Sept. 5, 1950 - Submitted By Norita Moss ]

Walter M. Joseph
Walter M. Joseph 62, of 536 E. Franklin St. died at 11.05 p.m. Monday in his home. He had been ill eight weeks. Born 22 August 1899 in Allen County. Mr. Joseph was a night watchman for Lima Electric Motor Co. Findlay Road. Surviving are two sons Charles L. Blufftonand Merle at home; two daughters Mrs. Edwin Maag , Columbus Grove, and Mrs Edwin Lentz 306 E. Conners Ave.; his mother Mrs. Lydia Josephalso of 534 Franklin St.; four brothers Cloyd, Lafayette, Harry Route 5, Earl 634 Catnips Ave and Ralph Route5; three sisters Mrs Charles M. Cook , Rimer, Mrs. O.k. Stration 1006 N. West St., and Mrs Voyt Lackey, Cario; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held in the Suger Creek Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member, at 2:00p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Willard Thomas and Rev. Samuel Keller will officate Burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery. The body will remain in Chiles and Sons Funeral Home until time of the services.
[The Lima News Tuesday March 11, 1952 - Submitted By Norita Shepherd Moss]

Mrs. William Justus
Funeral services, over the body of Mrs. William Justus, 39 years of age. were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, at Wesley Chapel, five miles northeast of St Johns. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church. The services were very largely attended despite the extreme cold weather. Mrs. Justus passed on Thursday night at the District Tuberculosis hospital, where she been for treatment. For several years she had suffered from lung trouble. The body was removed on Saturday morning from the Siferd mortuary on South Main street, where it had been resting, following death, to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Trego, near St Johns. For many years Mrs. Justus resided in Lima. Surviving relatives are: Mrs. Ellen Trego, St Johns ; Miss Daisy Justus, Lima ; Enos K. Justus, Wapakoneta; Justus. (?) Justus, St. Johns, James Justus, Sidney, and Jeanette Justus, Jackson Center, Jackson Center. Three brothers left are Enos Barber and James Barber, Santa Fe, and Wm. Barber,Maplewood. [The Times-Democrat, Jan 17, 1916]

William Justice

William Justice, 77, 103 1/2 E. Pearl-st, died of a heart attack at 8:30 p.m. Friday in St. Rita's hospital. He suffered the attack about 6:30 p.m. at Main and Wayne-sts. Born in Auglaize-co, June 7, 1872, Mr. Justice lived in Lima 38 years. His wife Ida, died in 1948. Surviving are a son Enos, Upland, Ind., a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Trego, Wapakoneta; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body will in Chiles and Son funeral home pending completion of arrangements.
[The Lima News- January 14, 1950]


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