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Obituaries and Death Notices

Lulu Ralston
Mrs. Lulu Ralston, daughter of the late Henry Williams, and wife of Clarence A. Ralston, died at the Toledo State hospital, Saturday. Death was due to general paralysis. Mrs. Ralston was born in Perry township. Her parents are dead. Her marriage to Ralston was an event of October, 1912. The husband, four sisters and a brother are left They are Mrs. J. F. Smith, Mrs. Belle Spangler and Mrs. Daisy Parlette of Lima; Mrs. Callie Holderman of Noblesville, Ind. , and Hosea Williams of Patalaska Ohio. The body was accompanied to this city yesterday and taken to the WiIliams and Davis mortuary in west Market street. Later, it was removed to the home of Miss Olive Dobbins of 617 west Spring street, a relative of the husband. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dobbins home. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Times-Democrat, Jan 17, 1916]

William Ranck
William Ranck, son of Alben and Jane Ranck, was born in Pickaway County , Ohio , December 24, 1S59, and died at Lima , Ohio . August 31, 1921 at the age of 61 years, 8 months and 7 days. He was married to Essie Raymond of Pickaway County In IS79, and to this union were born two children. Frank K. Ranck of Drumnght , Okla homa and Mrs. A. M. Wonnell of Cincinnati , Ohio . Mr. Ranck has been a resident of Allen County for about 36 years, during which time he has made a host of friends. Mr. Ranck's death occurred within a year after that of his wife. Besides the son and daughter mentioned above, there remain to mourn their loss, his father, Alben Ranck of Columbus, O.; Mrs. Lucy Shaffer of New Hampshire, 0.; Mrs. Edna Cunningham of Lima, 0.; Mrs. Wm Heirmer of Columbus, O., and a large circle of friends in each community in which he has resided. Burial in St, Mathews cemetery.
[The Lima News & Times Democrat, Sep 9, 1921 (Friday)]

Hannah Ransbottom
Mrs. Hannah Ransbottom, 89, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Alonzo Ransbottom, 733 west Elm street . She had been ill seven years, death being due to a complication of diseases. Three sons and two daughters survive. They are Newton , Frank and Alonzo, at whose home she died, Mrs. B. B. Brower and Mrs. Charles Lawrence , all of Lima . Seventeen grand-children and sixteen great- grandchildren are her descendents. Funeral services, which will be private, will be held Monday at 2 o'clock at the son's home. Rev. C. S. Lehman, pastor of the Church of the Brethren will officiate. Interment will be made at Wood lawn, friends who wish to view the body may call at the residence prior to the hour of the services.
[The Lima News, Jan 4, 1920]

Bethel A. Ray
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 13, 1983
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 15, 1907 in LeRoy, Mich., to Edward J. and Alta (Waddell) Berry.
Married to: George Wesley Ray
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Apr 1983 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
Survived by: 2 sons; 2 daughters; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 brother; 1 sister
Burial: Shawnee Cemetery

Mary Reddersen
Mrs. George (Mary) Reddersen, 33, of 1004 N. West-st, died of complications in Memorial hospital at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of 12 days. She had been admitted in the hospital at 2 p.m. Tuesday. She was born in Allen-co and had lived all her life in the Lima district. Surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Marilyn at home, and four brothers, Riley and George Thompson, of Mt. Gilead, O., Roy Thompson of Toledo, and Tollie Thompson of Spencerville. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Davis-Miller and Son Cathedral chapel, with Rev. John Berger in charge. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The body will remain at the mortuary.
[The Lima News, Jan. 13, 1937]

Orville L. Redmond
Dates: Aug. 15, 1926 - Jan. 19, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 19, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 15, 1926, in Middlesboro, Ky., to Elige & Oatie (Evans) Redmond
Married to: Jean Schmiedebusch Sheely for 47 years
Occupation: retired as a crane operator from Teledyne/Ohio Steel
Died: Jan. 19, 2010, at Cridersville Health Care Cente
Survived by: wife; 2 daughters; 5 step-sons; 2 sisters; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Navy Veteran
Burial: Blue Lick Cemetery

Adelia Reed
Mrs. Adelia Reed, at an early hour yesterday morning died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. William Hoover, of 233 south Main street, of diabetes, after an illness of ten days. the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Shawnee church, rev. D. G. Hall to officiate. Deceased leaves seven children as follows; Mrs. William Hoover, Lima; S. W. Reed, of Cleveland; Mrs. F. H. Place of New Bremen; S. H. Reed, of Toledo; Mrs. C. C. Coleman, of Toledo and Clarence McDaniels, of Shawnee township. Deceased had been a resident of Shawnee township for the past sixty-three years. Those desiring to view the remains will please call at the house as the casket will not be opened at the church. The remains were taken to her home in Shawnee township yesterday afternoon.
[Lima Daily News, Apr 9, 1906]

Glenn E Reed
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Davis-Miller and Sons Cathedral chapel, with Rev. S.M. Davidian officiating. Burial in Memorial Park cemetery.
[The Lima News, Sep 20, 1939]

Sarah M. Reinhart
Final rites for Mrs. Sarah M. Reinhart, 69, of 942 N. West-st, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Davis-Miller and Son Cathedral chapel. The Rev. Vernon Van Buren will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Reinhart was found dead at 1 p.m. Sunday in her home by her son, David E., 1700 N. West-st. Death which occurred at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, was attributed to a heart attack. she had been under physician's care for some time, it was learned. Her husband Elmer Reinhart, died Nov. 18, 1936. In addition to her son David, she is survived by another son, C. W., of Lima; a brother, Henry Radley, Oklahoma City, Okla., and a granddaughter. The body will remain at the funeral home until after services.

[The Lima News- January 9, 1950]


Agnes Reuthe
Mrs. Agnes Reuthe, 35, 208 N. Collett-st, died of cerebral hemorrhage at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita's hospital. She was born in Muncie, Ind., and is survived by the husband Alfred, a son John, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Welch, of Muncie. She was a member of the U .C. T. and Y. W .C. A. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
[The Lima News, Jan. 3, 1929]

Augusta Reynolds
Mrs. Augusta Reynolds, 48, 1318 Reese-ave, City hospital, Wednesday, complications.
[Lima News, Jan 2, 1929]
Funeral services for Mrs. F. N. Reynolds, 1318 Reese-av, who died Wednesday in City hospital after an illness of ten days, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the First Missionary church on Fourth-st. Rev. Edw. Pfund, pastor will officiate. Burial in St. Matthew's cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 3, 1929]

Jennie Reynolds
Mrs. Jennie Reynolds, 65, of Route 6, died after a short illness Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. B. Cupp, of Barberton, with whom she had been visiting. She was born in Van Wert-co. Her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Mrs. Cupp; a sister, Mrs. John E. Morgan, of Columbus; three brothers, William Jones of St. Louis; John of Venedocia; David of Monroe, Ind.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Siferd and Son chapel with Rev. Otis Harter officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jul 9, 1940]

Robert Dewey Reynolds
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 23, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 19, 1950, in Jackson to Paschal D. and Margaret Belzer Reynolds
Married to: E. Ann ?
Occupation: self-employed in the car sales and jewelry businesses
Died: April 20, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 3 daughters; 2 sisters; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
Military: Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Lima

Franklin Rhees
Franklin Rhees, 86, a resident of Lima 25 years, died at 3 a. m. Friday at his home at 321 S. Nye st, after an illness of one week. Rhees, a retired farmer, was a member of the Borrow Time club. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Bertha Rhees, at home. The body will be removed Saturday afternoon from the Davis Miller and Son funeral home to the residence. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 p. m. Monday with Rev. George Whyman, Grace church pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
[The Lima News, Feb 2, 1940]

Edmund C. Rhine
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 21, 1985
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 26, 1917, in Hammond , Ind, to Edmund C. and Mollie Zigenfelder Rhine
Married to: Mary Alice Basinger for 17 years
Occupation: retired from the Westinghouse Electric Corp as an assembler
Died: Apr 1985 at Richland Manor Nursing Home near Beaverdam
Survived by: 1 daughter; 1 step-son; 3 step-daughters; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Donald J. Rhinock
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 27, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 7, 1922, in Lima to Franklin S. and Stella (Smith) Rhinock
Married to: Betty J Parks for 60 years
Occupation: retired from Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant after 27 years
Died: Feb. 24, 2010, at St. Rita’s Medical Center
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 1 daughter; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 1 sister
Military: WWII Army Veteran; Battery C 485th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion; rifle sharpshooter; received 3 Bronze Stars
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Walter C. Rhoda
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 14, 1975
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct. 9, 1886, in Lima to Charles and Frieda Blockberger Rhoda.
Married to:
Occupation: partner in Rhoda Brothers Inc. and a retired machinist
Died: Apr 1975 at St. Rita's Hospital
Survived by: 2 brothers; 1 sister
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima

Mary K. Rice
Miss Mary K. Rice, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rice of 635 St. Johns avenue, died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held in the Siferd undertaking parlors and interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Rev. Franklin will officiate.
[The Lima News, May 16, 1919]

Elizah Richards
Elizah Richards, 68, died at the District Tuberculosis Hospital Saturday night following a year's illness. The deceased was taken to the hospital early last week from the home of his daughter Mrs. Harry E. Porter, 219 East Third street. Besides Mrs. Porter, Mrs. John Gusinger, Lima; Mrs. J. E. Phillips, Panama Canal Zone, and James Richards, Marilla, Mich., are surviving children. Funeral services will probably be held Tuesday, but definite arrangements have not been made.
[Lima News, Dec 15, 1919]

Richard C. Richards
After an illness with lung trouble extending over eleven months, death relieved the sufferings of Richard C. Richards at 12:35 o'clock this morning, death occurring at his home, 624 west Vine street. Mr. Richards was a life long resident of this county, having been born near the village of Gomer. He was a well known and respected citizen, and a member of the W. O. W. order. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Counsellor officiating, and interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery, near Elida.
[Lima Times Democrat, July 13, 1909]

Ethel Richardson
Ada - Mrs. Ethel Richardson, 76, of Rt. 2, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday in Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1892 in Logan County, the daughter of James and Anna Foulk. She was married in 1913 to Lloyd Richardson. He died in 1956.Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mildred Sears of Oakland, Calif.; a grandson, Ralph Richardson of Ada, and a granddaughter, Carole Richardson of Westerville, and two great-grandchildren. She was a member of Ada Church of Christ. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Preston Funeral Home, Rev. Edward Bomeli officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 tonight.
[The Lima News, Oct 4,1969 - Submitted by Ralph R. Richardson]

George W. Richardson
SPENCERVILLE, Nov. 5 -- George W. Richardson, 83, farmer, died at 1:30 p. m. yesterday at his home two miles cast of here after an illness of several years. He was a lifelong resident of this community. Richardson is survived by three sons, Charles, of Spencerville, and John and Grove, at home, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Friends church, with Rev. W. L. Abrams, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville cemetery, with the C. B. Miller and Son funeral home in charge of arrangements.
[The Lima News, Nov 5, 1940]

Lloyd D. Richardson
Ada -- Lloyd D. Richardson, 67, of Route 2, Ada (Allen County) died Monday afternoon in Lima Memorial Hospital following a heart attack.Born Feb. 28, 1888, in Auglaize County to George and Jennie (Elliot) Richardson, he was married May 28,1913, to Ethel Foulk, who survives. Also surviving are two grandchildren. A son is deceased. Mr Richardson was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Ada Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Preston Funeral Home, Ada, with Rev. Lee Moore officiating. Burial will be in Lima Memorial Park Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.
[The Lima News, Jan 9,1956 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson]

Ralph B. Richardson
Ralph B. Richardson, 27, of Harrod Route 1, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital following an illness of four months. Surviving are his widow, Betty Mae, a daughter, Carole Sue; and a son, Ralph Randall, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Richardson, Jackson -tp.The body will remain at the Siferd funeral home until final rites at 2 p.m. Thursday in the South Side Church of Christ with Rev, E.J. Penhorwood officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
[The Lima News, June 25 1946 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson]

Grover Ridenour
Grover Ridenour died at the City hospital Saturday night following an acute attack of pneumonia. He was born in Allen county and was aged 24 years. He was the son of S. O. Ridenour, and but one brother, Olliver, a resident of this city, now survives, father, mother, one sister and a brother having died with the last few years. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock from the Lutheran church on Union-st.
[Lima Daily News, Dec 7, 1945]

Sarah E. Ridenour
Sarah E. Ridenour, wife of H. H. Ridenour, of Sugar Creek township, about six miles north of Lima, died at her home this morning at 2:15. Mrs. Ridenour was born in Fulton, Ill., Sept. 15, 1851, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Cohran) Lambert, making her 63 years, 3 months, and 29 days of age at the time of her death.
The deceased was ailing for the last six months, with a complication of diseases. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the Wesley Chapel at 10 o'clock and Rev. Christ will officiate. Burial will be made in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 19, 1915]

Mrs. Levi Rider
Mrs. Levi Rider, of Spencerville, died at her home in that town, on Friday morning, of consumption. The funeral services will be held today and interment will be made in Spencerville cemetery. She was the former Emma Workman of that place.
[Lima Morning News, Aug 22, 1909]

Elisha Rigdon
Died at his home, 5 miles northwest of town, Feb 1, 1891, Elisha Rigdon aged 83 years. Funeral services were conducted at the house Wednesday by Rev. C. J. Hance and the remains were interred in the West Union cemetery.
[Lima Daily Times, Feb 9, 1891]

John Clarence Riker
Rites will be at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Worth Clegg funeral home, Toledo, with Rev. James Thomas in charge. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Lima, at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
[unknown newspaper/date]

Clarence Robinson, Douglas Gray
Columbus, Oct. 11.— Douglas Gray, twenty-three, and Clarence Robinson, twenty-seven, colored chauffeur, were killed when the Stutz racing car in which they were riding, while testing it prior to the scheduled races at the Columbus Driving park, turned over after it "blew" a tire. Gray's skull was crushed and Robinson's right side crushed and his skull fractured. Gray is said to have owned the Stutz racer in parnership with Walter Rowlands, nephew of Charles H. Rowlands, by whom Robinson was employed, whose home also is in Lima. Gray was not married and was a son of A. L. Gray, president of the Houch Wire Wheel Manufacturing company of Buffalo, N. Y. His father was notified of the death.  
[The Democratic Banner.(Mt. Vernon, Ohio), October 12, 1915]

Nancy Robinson
Mrs. Nancy Robinson, 79, 1305 Allentown-rd, died after an illness of three years at 3 p. m. Tuesday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rose Fell. A native of Bellamy , Ala., Mrs. Robinson had resided in Lima for the last three years. In addition to Mrs. Fell, she is survived by two sons, Samuel of Lima and John Robinson of Bellamy; 13 grand children and six great grandchildren. The body has been taken to the Jones mortuary pending completion of funeral arrangements.
[Lima News, Apr 8, 1942]

Martha Roby
Funeral services were held at the grave in Memorial Park cemetery Saturday for Mrs. Martha Roby, 94 year-old native of Allen-co Rev. Arthur Whittle of Delaware and Rev. Richard O. Petersen, rector of Christ Episcopal church here, were in charge. Mrs. Roby died in a rest home at Delaware Tuesday and the body was removed here for services and burial. She was born in Maumee, O., Jan 23, 1850. She lived in Delphos many years where her husband operated a hotel. She moved to Lima when he died and resided here a number of years before going to Delaware. While here, she was active in Christ Episcopal church. She was the mother of John Roby, Lima attorney, who died a frw years ago, his widow living in Delaware. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Dwight O'Ferrall of Lafayette, Ind., Mrs. Richard Stevenson of Chicago and Mrs. Neal Ahlefeld of Kenton. [The Lima News, June 6, 1943]

Belle L. Rockhill
MRS. J. W. ROCKHILL DIES AT HER HOME IN BATH TP.
BELLE (ELIZABETH ISOBEL) BAILEY ROCKHILL
Mrs Belle L. Rockhill 65, wife of J. W. Rockhill died Friday at her family home in Bath -tp following an illness from complications. She was born in Augusta Co., Va January 13, 1858. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Harley Rockhill of Lima and Clyde Rockhill at home; two daughters Mrs. Sarah Goldsmith of Westminster and Mrs. Sylvia Joseph of Van Wert;three brothers William and George Bailey both of Bath tp;James Bailey of Monroe-tp; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 p. m. at BlueLick church in charge of Rev. S.. Driver. Burial is in the Bluelick church cemetery.
[The Lima News Friday May 4, 1923 - Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss]

Donald Walter Rockhill
LAFAYETTE -- Funeral services for Donald W. Rockhill, 79, of North Washington Street, Lafayette, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton, the Rev. Mickey Kimball officiating. Burial will be in Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, where military rites will be conducted.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Rockhill died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1920 in Allen County to Lambert and Lena (VanMeter) Rockhill. He married Doris L. Evans on Dec. 1, 1942, and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Ronald of St. Marys; four daughters, Pamela Rockhill and Linda Furry, both of Lafayette; Patricia Cox, Bluffton; Rhonda Frost, Findlay; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence and Lewis Rockhill and Leon Boedicker.
Mr. Rockhill retired from the Allen County Engineers Office. He was a member of Lafayette-Jackson Volunteer Fire and Rescue and had served on Lafayette Village Council. He graduated from Beaverdam High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Rockhill was a member of Lafayette United Methodist Church.
[Lima News Tuesday, July 18th, 2000, Submitted by Norita Moss]

Harley H. (or M.?) Rockhill
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon in the Wayne Funeral Home in Dayton for Harley H. Rockhill 60, formerly of Lima, who died Saturday in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton of injuries received when a truck struck him. Burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery. Rockhill reportedly was walking on the Harshmanville Road near Dayton when the accident occurred. He was born in Rockport and had resided in Dayton for 19 years. Surviving are his widow Mary; a sister Mrs Sylvia Joseph Route 1; and a brother Clyde , Dayton Harley Rockhill was a Pvt in the United States Army during World War I He served honorably with the US.Army 154 Depot Brigade
[The Lima News on Tuesday Nov. 11, 1947 - Submitted By Norita Moss]

John William Rockhill
John Rockhill, 81, retired farmer and a member of the Borrowed Time Club died at 4:00 p. m. Sunday at his home Lima, Route3. Rockhill was born in Rockport and had lived in the Lima district most of his life. He is survived by two sons Harley Rockhill and Clyde Rockhill Bryan: two daughters ,Mrs. Joseph Goldsmith of Westminster and Mrs. Walter Joseph of Kalida. and many grandchildren Services will be held at 1:30 p. m. in the Lewis Funeral Home. The. Rev. John Nelswander of Kalida will have charge. Burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery
[The Lima News on Feb. 27, 1933 - Submitted By Norita Moss]

Lewis W. Rockhill
TRUCK CRASH KILLS GROVE AREA MAN LEWIS W. ROCKHILL
Columbus Grove- A Buckeye Dairy Co., employee in Lima for 21 years Lewis W. Rockhill, 49, Rt 2, Columbus Grove died 1:30 p. m. Wednesday in Mansfield General Hospital from injuries substained in a two truck head-on collision. The accident occured at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday six miles west of Mansfield on U. S. 30 according to the state patrolmen from the Mansfield post. Investigating officers said Rockhill was headed west near Ontario when he swerved his truck to avoid hitting the rear of a car making a right turn onto a country road. Patrolmen said the truck went left of center and collided head-on with another driven by Andrew Kovach 49 , of Mansfield. Kovach is listed in fair condition in Mansfield General Hospital. Rockhill was thrown from the cab of his truck by the impact of the crash. He substained severe head and chest injuries , according to the Richland County's coroner office. Mr. Rockhill was a veteran of World War II and was a member of Rockport Methodist Church. He was born June 18, 1918 in Allen County, a son of Lambert and Lena Van Meter. His mother survives. Also surviving are his wife Marjorie; three daughters Mrs. Deloris Hartman , Rt. 1, Columbus Grove, Janice Ann and Nelda, both at home; one grandchild; and three brothers Clarence of Napoleon, Donald of Lafayette, and Leo
Boedicker of Rt.1 Ottawa. Services will be 3:00 p. m. Saturday in Diller Funeral Home, Bluffton. Rev. Robert Carter officiating. Burial will be in Rockport Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.
[The Lima News -Thursday Sept. 7, 1967 - Submitted by Norita Moss]

Marjorie M. Rockhill
COLUMBUS GROVE -- Marjorie M. Rockhill, 80, of Columbus Grove, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Hardin County to Ralph and Lula (Barnes) Fry. She married Lewis Rockhill on April 24, 1944, and he died Sept. 6, 1967. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Delores) Seaders, Kenton; Mrs. Frank (Nelda) Treglia, Waynesfield; Janice Wilson, Rockport; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Byron Fry, Kenton; Gene Fry, Roundhead; and three sisters, Helen Shellenbarger, St. Johns; and Edith Currence and Mrs. Roger (Lucille) Harpster, both of Alger. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elenor Moore and Norma Vlasco. Mrs. Rockhill was a machine operator at Nationwide Industries, Columbus Grove.
She was a member of Rockport United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton, the Rev. Bob Seymour officiating. Burial will be in Rockport Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
[Lima News Monday, January 28th, 2002 - Submitted by Norita Moss ]

Mabel V. Rockhold
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Chiles and Sons-Laman Chapel of Memories with burial in Hartford Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.
[The Lima News, Jan 8, 1975]

Americo “Tony” Rodriguez
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 23, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 3, 1939, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, to Ruben Rodriguez and Graciela Feliciano
Married to: Barbara Jean Nicely for 38 years
Occupation: retired from the Army as a drill sergeant
Died: April 21, 2011, at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus
Survived by: 1 son; 4 daughters; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 3 sisters
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida, O

Phillip Roessler
Funeral services for Phillip Roessler, 62, 1115 Central-av, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Gerard's Catholic church. Burial will be in Gethsemani cemetery.
[The Lima News, Nov 1, 1930]

Marie Edith Rolfes
Marie Edith Rolfes, 100, died at 9:25 a.m. July 29, 2005, at Springview Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 9, 1904, in Delphos to Edward and Theresa Hemme Desch, who preceded her in death. In 1923, she married Carl Rolfes, who died in 1972. Mrs. Rolfes was a homemaker, and had worked at the Box Factory. She was the last member of the Lima Locomotive Works Electricians Wives Club. She had attended Lima Baptist Temple. Survivors include two daughters, Marceen Frymyer and Patricia (William) Nichols, both of Lima; five grandchildren, Rick Frymyer, Michelle Musser, William E. Nichols Jr., Doris Anne Freeman and Kyle Rolfes; and eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Rolfes; a brother, Robert Desch; and a sister, Letha Irwin. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Hohman will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, July 29, 2007 - Submitted by Jim Dell]

Anna M. Roney
Anna M. Roney, nee Warner, was born February 23, 1840, and died in Lima, Ohio, May 20, 1906, aged 66 years, 2 months and 27 days.
[The Lima Daily News, May 24, 1906]

Thomas L Roney
Funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home in Shawnee-tp. The Rev. Mr. Kimble officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 14, 1935]

Clarence E. Roof
Clarence E. Roof, 70, of Allentown, died Thursday afternoon at his residence where he had been ill since suffering a stroke 18 days ago. He had been a resident of Allen-co 35 years, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen and the Epworth Methodist church. Mr. Roof is survived by his wife, Molly; a son William H. of Lima; a brother Albert of Anderson, Ind. two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at 625 Madison-av, with Rev. James Shady officiating. Burial in Memorial Park cemetery.
[The Lima News, Mar. 6, 1942]

Elizabeth Ann Roose
Elizabeth A. "Beth" Roose, 42 Died Oct. 19, 1999 at her residence. She was born March 26, 1957, in Kenton to Lowell Burdette and Mary Elizabeth Goodwin Orders. Her mother survives in Wapakoneta. Her close friend and companion, Ronald Hollare, survives in Lima. Ms. Roose was a housekeeper at Holiday Inn and was a Home Health Aide for Helping Hands. She attended Christ Episcopal Church. Survivors also include four sons: Jason Orders, Ray Hullinger, Daniel Hullinger, and Justin Hullinger, all of Lima; Two daughters, Brandy (Bruce) Gumm and Nichole Hollar, both of Lima; Two brothers, Paul S. White of St. Marys and Danny Ray Holt of Lima; Two sisters, Jacqueline Lynn Rieger of New Bremen and Pamela Sue Pennington of Lima; Seven grandchildren and three step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild. Services provided by Siferd Westwood Chapel. The Rev. Darwin Ralston officiated. [Lima News, Oct. 1999 - Sub. by: Brandy Hullinger-Johnson]

John H. Ross
The body will remain in Siferd and son funeral home for services at 9 a.m. Monday in the Colonial chapel. The Rev. Albert Fate will officiate with burial in memorial Park cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in funeral home. [The Lima News, May 7, 1950]

Rural D. Routson
Delphos -- Routson, Rural D, The Rev. S. M. Davidian will conduct funeral services at the residence, 132 E. O'Connor-av, at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. O'Connell and Doolin mortuary has charge of arrangements.
[The Lima News, Jan 7, 1937]

Antonio Ruggerio
Mr. Antonio Ruggerio, ?2, years of age, passed away Wednesday after an illness of eleven weeks' duration, demise occurred at his home, 431 east First-st, and the funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:30. Interment will be made at Gethsemani cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Dec 2, 1908]

Raymond E Runser
Dates: Jul 6, 1918 - Dec 12, 2009
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Dec13, 2009
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 6, 1918
Married to: Patti ?
Occupation: Baldwin-Lima-Hamliton/Clark Equipment
Died: Dec 12, 2009 at Lakeland, Fla
Survived by: wife; 1 daughter; 1 son; 7 grandchildren; 8 eight great -grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Veteran
Burial: Lakeland, Fla


Mollie F. Rutledge
Mrs. Mollie F. Rutledge, 21 years of age, wife of J. H. Rutledge, city street car conductor, died at the family home at 931 north Elizabeth street last night at 10:45 o'clock. Death followed the advent of a little child into the home, who is now two days of age. She leaves another child, 20 months of age. She was born in Ohio and had resided for some months in Lima . Her illness covered only the two days. Funeral services will be held on Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock 'at the late residence, conducted by the Rev. W. W. Constien, pastor of the Rural Methodist churches. The 'body will be consigned to Woodlawn.
[The Times- Democrat, Jan 13, 1916]


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