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Nick Nastos
Nick Nastos, 45, chef at The Hudson Lunch, died at 3:30 p. m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital a few minutes after he had suffered a heart attack near Main and High-sts. Nastos had just left a doctor's office, where he had been under going treatment, and was on his way to meet his wife, according to friends, when he collapsed. Nastos, born in Greece , resided in Delphos Route 2. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, William Eugene Nastos, in the U. S. Navy; three daughters. Helen, Naomi and Constance, all at home; and two step-daughters, Mrs. Betty Leist of Lima Route 2 and Mrs. Louise Fox, of 642 N. Metcalf-st. The body will remain at the Davis , Wilier and Son funeral home pending: word from his son.
[The Lima News, Feb 4, 1942]

Eva Chapman Neeley
Mrs. Eva Chapman Neeley, 89, formerly of 1316 W. Market St. , widow of Clifton L Neeley. died at 3:50 a. m. today In St. Rita's Hospital following an extended illness. A pioneer resident of Allen County, Mrs. Neeley was born Sept. 7, 1872, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Atmur) French. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and Trinity Chapter 16 Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Neeley is survived by two sons, Howard F. Chapman Sr.. 620 W. O'Connor Ave. , and Dwight R. Chapman, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. David B. Thorburn, 1812 Lakewood Ave. , and four grandchildren, 10 great - grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will he at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Chiles & Sons-Laman Chapel, the Revs. Dr. Walter Dickhaut and Michael Ringenburg officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.
[Lima News, Nov 6, 1961]

Della Johns Neeley
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Johns Neeley, wife of Harry Neeley and formerly of this city, who died May 19, in Boulder, Colorado, will be held at the home of her brother Frank Johns, 401 south McDonald street, Monday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Neeley was injured in an automobile accident in Wichita, Kansas, last November. She was a member of Bartlesville (Oklahoma) chapter 142, O.E.S. She leaves her husband one son. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, May 25, 1919]

Elsie E. Neely
Mrs. Elsie E. Neely, 93, of 609 N. West, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday in the Columbia Nursing Home. Born July 29, 1880, in Bedford, County , Pa. , she was the daughter of Ezra and Samantha (Studebaker) Shertzer. Her husband James W. Neely died in 1942. She was a retired Lima Memorial Hospital employe and a member of the Trinity Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by several nieces. Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview, with Rev. Daniel H. Pike officiating. Burial will be in Allentown Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 tonight.
[Lima News Aug 11, 1973]

Kenny Neely
Dates: Feb 14, 1925 - Dec 7, 1980
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Dec 8, 1980
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 14, 1925 in Rugby, Tenn to Bill & ? Neely
Married to: Betty Harps
Occupation: engineer for B & O RR for 25 years
Died: Dec 7, 1980 at St Luke's Hospital, Toledo, O
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 7 step-daughters; 15 grandchildren; 1 grat-grandchild; 2 sisters
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Shawnee Cemetery

Lester L Neely
Lester L "Bob" Neely, 85, of 511 Fairfield Dr. died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday in St. Rita a Hospital where he had been a patient one day. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born Feb. 27, 1901, in Allentown,. the son of Scott and Lydia (Carey) Neely. On Feb. 22, 1929, he was married to Ruth Benedum, who survives. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. L. F. (Carrie) Hof fman of Shorewood. Wis. , and Mrs. William (Juanita) Lewis of 2145 Old Dixie Hwy ; three brothers, Russell E. of 1790 Koop Rd. , Oliver J. of Milwaukee . Wis. , and Scott NeeIy of 1820 W Spring. He was a retired Burroughs Corp employe and for many years operated out of the company's banking machine installation and sales division office in Chicago. He was a member of First United Church of Christ. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Bayliff and Sons Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Richard Vltz officiating. Burial will be in Allentown cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 - 9 today and 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
[Lima News Feb 22, 1967]

Joseph W. Neeper
Joseph W. "Bill" Neeper, 80, died at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 22, 2000, at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1920, in Logan County to Fred and Elizabeth Clark Neeper. In 1950, he married Ruth J. Vandemark, who survives. Mr. Neeper was a farmer and had retired in 1983 as a crane operator for Standard Oil-Lima Refinery. He attended Lima Baptist Temple. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 886, Van Wert, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772, Spencerville, He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors also include three sons, David F. Neeper of Cridersville, Michael K. (Kimberly) Neeper pf Wapakoneta and Mark E. Neeper of Elida; a daughter, Johanna M. (Steven) Muether pf Celina; two brothers, Harold Neeper of Lima and Jack Neeper of San Diego; three sisters, Bert Wright of Wapakoneta, Edna Thorton of Phoenix and Evelyn Bowman of Elida; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Ralph Neeper. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Ronald B. Cannon will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites by VFW 1275.
[Paper Unknown, Submitted by Jane ---]

John Neirengarten
John Neirengarten, a resident of the west side, died at his late home, 712 west Elm street at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, leaving his wife and six children to mourn the death of husband and father.The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. John's church, and interment will be in Gethsemani cemetery. The sons and daughters surviving are Messrs. Carl and Leo and Misses Clara and Louise Neirengarten of this city, Mrs. Tony Soreman of St. Marys; and Mrs. James Murphy of Lima. (
[The Lima News, April 15, 1912 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson)

Bertha E Neiswander
Dates: Nov 16, 1883 - May 26, 1977
Lima: Obituary for Bertha E Neiswander appeared in the Lima News on May 26, 1977
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 16, 1883, Lima, O, to William P & Sarah Hitchcock Wetherill
Married to: Calvin P Neiswander
Occupation: homemaker
Died: May 26, 1977 at her home
Survived by: husband; 2 sons; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Francis G Nelson
Dates: Jan 15, 1924 - Mar 11, 1972
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Mar 10, 1972
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan 15, 1924 in Kenton, O
Married to: Kay Biederman
Occupation: welder
Died: Mar 11, 1972 at St Rita's hospital
Survived by: wife; mother; 1 daughter; 1 son; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 2 grandchildren
Military: WWII Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Harvey Nelson
Harvey Nelson, 28, years old, colored, fell down stairs at his boarding house, 1349 Atlantic avenue at 2 o'clock this morning and was picked up dead. Whether or not he dropped dead and fell downstairs or whether he fell down and was fatally injured is not known. No bones were broken. Coroner Hay was called and decided death was due to acute alcoholism.
Nelson was a single man and had no known relatives in Lima. He had been around here, employed at various time at different work. The body was removed to the Williams and Davis morgue, where it lies, waiting for funeral arrangements to be made.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 2, 1917]

James E. Nelson
James E. Nelson, 71, R.F.D. 5, died of complications of diseases at 12:15 a.m. Friday at the residence after a five months' illness. He was a member of the Perry Union church. Surviving are the widow Rosa, two sons, Millard and Marion, of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Miller, Mt. Morris, Mich., and Mrs. Malinda Rudy, Lima. Burial in Salem cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 4, 1929]

Mrs. Mary Nelson
Last rites will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Gerard's Catholic Church. Burial in Gethsemani cemetery. The arrangements are in the charge of the O'Connell and Doolin Funeral home. The body will be removed from the mortuary to the home of her brother, William H. Noonan 838 Union-st at 4 p.m. Monday.
[The Lima News, May 3, 1937]

John W Newell
Dates: Feb 20, 1867 - Dec 3, 1950
Lima: Obituary for John W Newell appeared in the Lima News on Dec 4, 1950
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 20, 1867 in Sherman Ny
Married to: Nellie ?
Died: Dec 3, 1950
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 2 daughters; 1 step-son
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Henrietta Newhorton
The dreaded tubercular disease claimed another victim, Monday when Henrietta Newhorton, passed away after an illness of seven months. The end came at 6:20 o'clock at the deceased's home at 749 north Jefferson street. The deceased was born January 23, 1862 in Greene county, Ohio, was the daughter of Charles and Kydia Baker, and was 47 years of age. The deceased leaves a husband, and two sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and mother. She leaves a host of friends who deeply regret the loss of a woman of such sterling qualities. The funeral services will be held at the Market street Presbyterian church next Wednesday at two o'clock, and the services will be conducted by Rev. D. H. Jones. Interment will be made at Woodlawn cemetery
[The Lima Daily News, July 5, 1910, Tuesday]

Paul A. Newland
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 26, 2002
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct. 14.1918, in Allen Co, to Rockford A. and Anna M. Commerson Newland
Married to: Mary I. Thomas for 62 years
Occupation: retired from Ex-Cell-0 Corp after 27 years
Died: Oct 24,2002, at St Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 1 daughter; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Margaret Nichols
Miss Margaret Nichols, 35, black, 1703 S. Main-st, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday in Memorial hospital where she had been a patient since Dec. 31, 1945. The body will remain at the Jones funeral home for completion of funeral arrangements.
[The Lima News, Jan. 5, 1946]

Mrs. Antonette Nicoline
Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic church with Rev. albert A. Fate, pastor, as celbrant, for Mrs. Antonette Nicoline, 90, who died at the home of her son, John Nicoline, 506 W. Vine-st, Thursday. Interment will be in Gethsemane cemetery. She is survived by two sons, John; and Matthew, Romulus, Mich., nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body will remain at the O'connell and Doolin funeral home until time of services.
[The Lima News August 22, 1940 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

John W. Nicoline
Lima Soldier Died in Japan
John W. Nicoline Stricken with Smallpox
Pfc. John W. Nicoline, son of John Nicoline and the late Mrs. Pauline Nicoline, 506 W. Vine st., died Jan. 8 in an Army hospital in Japan as the result of a smallpox hemorrhage, his father and family were notified by the War department Saturday. Nicoline's death was the second in the family in the past six months. His mother died while he was serving overseas. A veteran of the South Pacific area, Pfc. Nicoline recently arrived in Japan with the 32nd "Red Arrow" Infantry Division. Serving with that unit, he saw action in battles at Buna, Saidor, Aitape, Morotai, Leyte and Luzan prior to his post-war service in Japan. he holds the Philippine Liberation medal, and other infantryman's badges. Nicoline entered service in October, 1944, training at Ft. McClellan, Ala., and went overseas in April, 1945. Surviving, in addition to his father, are two sisters, Joan Nicoline and Mrs. Louis Sunderhaus, both at the Vine St. residence.
The Lima News January 20, 1946 - Submitted by Tina Hursh

Nellie Pauline Nicoline
Mrs. Nellie Pauline Nicoline, 57, of 506 W. Vine-st, died at 3:22 a.m. Tuesday in her residence after an illness of one week. Mrs. Nicoline, born in Lincoln, Ill., had lived in Lima for the past 45 years, coming to this city from Illinois at the age of 12. She is survived by her husband, John, of 506 W. Vine-st.; two daughters, Mrs. Loius Sunderhaus of 1118 Belvidere-av, and Miss Joan Nicoline, at home; a son, Pvt. John William Nicoline, stationed with the 32nd Infantry Division on Luzon, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thurdsay in the Davis-Miller and Son cathedral chapel with Rev. Arthur M. Romig of the Market Street Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The body will be removed frm the funeral home to the residence Tuesday afternoon to remain until time for services.
[The Lima News August 7, 1945 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]
Nicoline, Mrs. Nellie Pauline-Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Davis-Miller chapel. Rev. Arthur Romig will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. [The Lima News August 8, 1945]
**NOTE: Buried in Gethsemani Cemetery - Lima, Allen Co, Ohio. She was originally buried in Woodlawn Cemetery with her mother since she was Catholic. She was eventually moved to Gethsemani Cemetery to be buried with her husband. He was not Catholic and had to be buried in an area in the Catholic Cemetery that was allowable. [
Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Jacob Nigh
Jacob Nigh was born Oct. 21, 1810 and died Sept. 17, 1896. He was married to Miss Catherine Clippinger, May 1, 1835, who preceded him in death. On September 16, 1856, he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Bussert, who survives. He was the father of twelve children, three of whom preceded him in death. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for more than sixty years. He was one of the pioneers of Allen County, coming to the county in 1838 and lived on the farm where he died for fifty-two years.
[1896 (Newspaper Unknown)]

Charles M Nihiser
Dates: May 24, 1914 - May 31, 1982
Lima: Obituary for Charles M "Roy" Nihiser appeared in the Lima News on Jun 1, 1982
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 24, 1914 in Delphos to Homer & Fae Holmes Nihiser
Married to: Juanita Leist for 34 years
Occupation: retired stationary engineer for Continental Can in Van Wert, O
Died: May 31, 1982 at his home
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 2 daughters; 2 sisters; 9 grandchildren
Burial: ?

Henry Noll
Henry Noll, aged 70 years and one of the oldest residents of the county, died at his residence in Allentown, Saturday morning. The funeral services took place from Allentown at 2 p.m., Rev. Dunlap officiating.
[The Daily Democratic Times, October 11, 1886]

Frank Nomina
Delphos - Funeral services for Frank Nomina, 72, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John's Catholic church. Burial in church cemetery.
[The Lima News, Feb 28, 1942]

James H Norbeck
Dates: Oct 9, 1883- May 13, 1950
Lima: Obituary for James H Norbeck appeared in the Lima News on May 14, 1950
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct 9, 1883 in New Bremen, O, to David & Elizabeth Williams Norbeck
Married to: Goldie Hockenberry
Occupation: fruit market operator
Died: May 13, 1950 in St Rita's Hospital
Survived by: wife; 5 sons; 4 daughters; mother; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren
Burial: ?

James Russell Norman
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Mar 9, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 27, 1939, in Woodruff, S.C., to Jack Smith and Minnie Lee McBeth
Married to: Aniotta Malloy
Occupation: retired from General Dynamics after 30 years
Died: March 4, 2010, at his residence
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 2 step-sons; 3 daughters; 17 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 5 brothers; 1 step-brother; 3 sisters
Military: Air Force Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima

Willis M. Northrup
Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis-Miller and Son Cathedral Chapel. The Rev. Cornelius Bakker officiating. Burial in Memorial Park cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 8, 1935]

Rev Elmer U Nusbaum
Dates: Aug 8, 1901 - Dec 8, 1985
Lima: Obituary for Rev Elmer U Nusbaum appeared in the Lima News on Dec 9, 1985
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 8, 1901 in Richland-tp, Allen Co, O to David & Bertha Sterner Nusbaum
Married to: Florence Krites for 37 years
Occupation: Pastor of the Reformed Mennonite Church, Bluffton, O
Died: Dec 8, 1985
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 2 daughters; 8 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 2 sisters
Burial: Church Cemetery


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