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Obituaries and Death Notices

Cloyd L Sakemiller
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hartford Christian church, northeast of Spencerville. Burial will be made in Hartford cemetery with the Rev. Donald Peltier officiating. The body has been removed from C. B. Miller and Son funeral home, Spencerville, to the residence, Route 2, Spencerville
[The Lima News, May 7, 1950]

Daniel Arthur Sammetinger

Daniel Arthur Sammetinger, 60, a retired Erie Railroad switchman, died Monday morning at his residence, 918 S. Ccntral-av. after several months illness, he had been a resident of Lima for 47 years. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna Sammetinger, at home; three brothers, Charles at home, Jerome of 1118 N. Union-st, and AI of Ann Arbor, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Van Horn at home and Mrs. Amanda Bierlein of 140 W. Eureka-st. The body will be removed from the Siferd and Son funeral home Monday afternoon to the residence where German services at 1 :30 p. m. Wednesday will precede the church service. Rev, L. E. Albrecht, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran church, of which Sammetinger was a member, will conduct the church rites at 2 p.m.
[The Lima News, Nov 4, 1940]

Gertrude F Sammetinger

Dates: Jun 29, 1893 - Aug 12, 1979
Lima: Obituary for Gertrude F Sammetinger appeared in the Lima News on Aug 13, 1979
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jun 29, 1893
Married to: Wilson W Sammetinger
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Aug 12, 1979 Columbia Nursing Home, Lima
Survived by: 2 sons; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Ligouri "Grannie" A Sanders

Dates: May 13, 1905 - May 27, 1991
Lima: Obituary for Ligouri A Sanders appeared in the Lima News on May 28, 1991
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 13, 1905, John V & Mathilda Schimmoeller Schuerman
Married to: Floyd D Sanders for 20 years
Occupation: Formerly nursing supervisor at Lima State Hospital
Died: May 27, 1991 at St. Rita's MedicalCenter, Lima, O
Survived by: 2 daughters; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 1 sister
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Sandy (INFANT)
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sandy, R.F.D. 8, City hospital, Thursday.
[Lima News, Jan 2, 1929]

Lillian Ransbottom Sawmiller
Dates: Jun 10, 1874 - Jun 5, 1940
Lima: Obituary for Lillian Sawmiller appeared in the Lima News on June 5, 1940
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jun 10, 1874 to Grant & Jane Ransbottom
Married to: 1st Ed Cotner - 2nd Irwin Sawmiller
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jun 5, 1940 at Memorial Hospital, Lima, O
Survived by: 1 son; 1 half-brother; 3 grandchildren
Burial: Liberty Chapel Cemetery

William A. Scaub
William A. Scaub, aged 47, died at the Memorial hospital after suffering for four weeks with a severe attack of typhoid fever complicated with pneumonia.
[Lima Daily News Apr 11, 1912]

Sophia Schafer
Dates: May 13, 1850 - Feb 23, 1919
Lima: Obituary for Sophia Schafer appeared in the Lima News on Feb 25, 1919
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 13, 1850 to Henry & ? Hartlief
Married to: George M Schafer
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 23, 1919
Survived by: husband; 1 daughter; 3 sons
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Rufus Schaublin
Dates: Jan 31, 1891 - Jan 31, 1936
Lima: Obituary for Rufus Schaublin appeared in the Lima News on Feb 2, 1936
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan 31, 1891 to Emil & Verena Stauffer Schaublin
Married to: Inez ?
Occupation: carpenter contractor
Died: Jan 31, 1935 at St Rita's Hospital, Lima, O
Survived by:
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Rachel Schenk
On the 19th of Feb in Allen Co., of consumption, Rachel Schenk, wife of Daniel Shenk, aged 38 years 1 month and 3 days. She was born Jan., 16, 1852 the daughter of Andrew and Jane Stemen. She was married Dec., 9, 1875 and leaves four children, who with her sorrowing husband, her aged parents and ten brothers and sisters, mourn her early death; but they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was in declining health for several years. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. Services were conducted by J. F. Funk of Elkhart, Indiana.
[Herald of Truth, March 1, 1890]

Ida Schilling
Body of Mrs. Ida Schilling, 78, formerly of Lima , was to arrive here at noon Thursday from Chattanooga ; Tenn. She died in Chattanooga Wednesday at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Noah Newman, with whom she had lived the past 10 years. Mrs. Schilling was born in Wapakoneta but lived in Lima for 40 years at 414 W. Spring-st. Her husband, Charles, who died in 1929. was employed at the Lima Tacking Co. Besides the daughter in Chattanooga, she is survived by a brother, Elwood Bigelow, CeIina; four sisters, Mrs. Fenton Millisor, St. Marys, Mrs. Homer Connor, Lima, Mrs. J. C. Stipp, Wapakoneta, and Mrs. Irvin Ridenour, Route 6; a granddaughter, Mrs. B. J. West, .Indianapolis, and a great grand-daughter. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Friday in the Siferd and Son funeral home. The Rev. Philip Sorce will officiate Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, May 25, 1950]

Frank W. Schroeder
Dates: Aug. 18, 1932 - May 6, 1993
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 7, 1996
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 18, 1932, in New Cleveland to Vincent and Kathryn (Lammers) Schroeder.
Married to:
Occupation:
Died: May 6, 1993, at Springview Nursing Home
Survived by: wife; 4 sons; 7 brothers; 4 sisters
Military: Korean War Army Veteran
Burial: Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery

Carl Schubert
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Park Committal Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 4, 1975]

Frank Schuipp
Funeral of Frank Schuipp, retired grower, who died Saturday evening in the home of a daughter, Mrs. D. E. Davis, 1614 W. Market-st, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis, Miller and Son cathedral chapel. The Rev. John Berger, assisted by the Rev. Cornelius N. Bakker will be in charge of services. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. He is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Davis, Mrs. S. F. Vansickle, of Burton, Kans., Mrs. Ella Hensler, of Lima and Mrs. Joe Atwood, at Ft. Pierce, Texas.
[The Lima News, Feb 11, 1935]

Albert Schwab
The funeral services over the remains of Albert Schwab, Civil war veteran, who died Monday at the Soldiers' Home in Sandusky, were held from the William & Davis chapel this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock and interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery. He was born in New York, April 15, 1839, the son of John and Margaret Longbien Schwab.
[Lima Daily News, July 7, 1915]

Charles C Scott
Dates: Nov 2, 1921 - Aug 13, 1976
Lima: Obituary for Charles C Scott appeared in the Lima News on Aug 15, 1976
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 2, 1921 to Bruce & Emma Joseph Scott
Married to: Elva M Rumble
Occupation: truck driver for Central Concrete
Died: Aug 13, 1976 at St Rita's Hospital, Lima, O
Survived by: mother; wife; 2 daughters; 1 step-daughter; 5 grandchildren; 3 sisters; 3 brothers
Burial: Salem Westminster Cemetery.

Jennie M. Scott
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie M. Scott, who passed away at her home in Perry township, six miles south of the city, yesterday morning, will be held at 10 o'clock on Wednesday forenoon at the Rousculp church, not far from her home. The body will be laid to rest at Fletcher chapel cemetery, Perry township.
[Lima Times Democrat, Oct 1, 1906]

Lewis Scott
Lewis Scott, 58, died at 11 p.m. Friday in the Lima State hospital. Surviving is one brother, P. H. Scott, of Portsmouth. The body will be shipped Sunday from the Huffer funeral home to Portsmouth Sunday morning.
[Lima News, Nov 4, 1939]

John Sees
The funeral of John Sees, who died yesterday afternoon at his residence, 609 north Jefferson street, of pneumonia, will be held next Monday. Deceased was a native of Lima and had been engaged in the saloon business here, running a place on Findlay road.
[Lima Daily News, Mar 17, 1906]

Mrs. Leo Sendelbach
Delphos -- Funeral services were held Monday morning for Mrs. Leo Sendelbach, 40, who died following childbirth. She is survived by her husband and seven children.
[The Lima News, May 1, 1922]

Mrs. Mary M. Settlemire
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Davis-Miller and Sons funeral home, with Rev. C.F. Fogle, pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.[The Lima News, Sep 16, 1939]

Hattie Severns
Hattie Severns, residing six miles southeast of the city, died Saturday evening of lung trouble after an illness of several months. The funeral was held this morning from the Garfield Chapel.
[Lima Times Democrat, Feb 19, 1906]

George Shade
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Davis-Miller and Sons Cathedral chapel, with Rev. A.H. Albertson in charge. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Sep 22, 1939]

Dalice Shane - Private funeral services will be held at the residence at 625 Madison-av at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Simon M. Davidian, pastor of the Centeral Church of Christ will officiate, burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Davis-Miller and Sons Funeral home. [The Lima News, Sep 15, 1939]

Alexander Shenk
Funeral services for Alexander Shenk, ex-county commissioner, will be held in St. John's Catholic church at Delphos, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Solemn high mass will be intoned. Mr. Shenk passed away at his home on North Franklin street in Delphos, News Year's night. The body will be laid to rest in the family lot in St. John's Catholic cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 4, 1916]

Charles E. Shanks
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 13, 2001
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 12, 1907, in Hume to John J. and Dora Gaskill Shanks
Married to: Irene D. Moore for 47 years
Occupation: farmer & truck driver for Duff Truck Lines for 20 years
Died: Feb. 12, 2001, at Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, O
Survived by: 1 niece
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Shawnee Cemetery

Delmer Jeremiah Shepherd
Delmer ( Dick) Shepherd 56, of 1017 N. Adams , died Wednesday at 11:00 a. m. in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient one day. Born Jan.15, 1917 in Lima , he was the son of Cary and Nora Chambers Shepherd both of 1017 N. Adams. He was married to the former Hellen McMullen, who survives in Galion. Mr. Shepherd was a construction worker and veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Assembly of God. Also surviving are three sons, Jerry R. of 2476 Stewart Rd., Donnie L. of 140 W. Kirby,and Michael L. of Port Blancard, PA; one brother Floyd H. of 3080 Johnston Rd; two sisters, Mrs Leroy ( Virginia) Gesler and Mrs Betty J. Farler of 2145 Old Dixie Hwy.; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Assembly of God. Rev. Gilbert S. Harris officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends will call at the Lewis Memorial Chapel Chiles and Sons-Laman, after 7 tonight.
[The Lima News Thursday April 12, 1973 - Submitted by Norita Moss]

Helen Louise Shepherd
HELEN LOUISE SHEPHERD, 80, Lima, died at 1:20 a.m. April 27, 1997 at Richland ManorShe was born Nov. 16, 1916 in Lima to Harold McMullen and Alice Mitchell. On Nov. 21, 1938, she married Delmar Jeremiah Shepherd, who is deceased. Mrs. Shepherd was an inspector for Galion Aamco and a member of West Elm United Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Jerry (Elva) Shepherd and Donnie (Susan) Shepherd, both of Lima, and Michael (Bonnie) Shepherd of New Milford, Conn.; two brothers, Russell McMullen of Fort Myers, Fla. and Jack McMullen of Ashland; three sisters, Dorothy Conley of Lima, Ruth Bartlett of Madison, Wis., and Jean Long of Clearwater, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Carmichael, and a brother, Sterling McMullen. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Siferd Westwood Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activity Fund at Richland Manor.
[Lima News, April 28, 1997 Page: B2. - Submitted by Norita Moss]

Henry L. Sheppard
Funeral services will be conducted in the South Side Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. E.J. Penhorwood, pastor will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, in charge of the Siferd and Son funeral home.
[The Lima News, May 2, 1937]

Jesse R. and Grace M. Shepherd
FUMES CLAIM ELDERLY PAIR
An elderly couple was found dead in their bed Monday night by their son-in-law, who forced his way into their house when they didn't answer his knock. Jesse R, Shepherd, 73 and his 71 year old wife, Grace apparently died during their sleep Sunday night. Death was due to asphyxiation, police report. The son-in-law, Ralph Zerbe, Rt 5, called the officers to the couple's home at 818 Findlay Road at 6:22 p. m. He had discovered them minutes earlier. The Shepherds recently retuned from a Florida trip and apparently, during their absence, birds entered the chimney of their home, fell into the flue and blocked it police said. Fumes from a heating stove were unable to escape though the chimney and filled the house as the couple was sleeping, police theorized , causing them to suffocate.
Mr. Shepherd was born Aug 21, 1891 in Montezuma, (note: actually Darke County Oh ) and had lived in Lima for 49 years. His parents were Nathaniel and Vivian (note: Virginia Colson) Shepherd.He was a retired carpenter-contracter. Mrs. Shepherd was born Oct 21, 1893 in Fort Loramie. She was the daughter of Jeremiah and Alice Chambers. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Ralph (Opal) Zerbe of Rt. 5; and Mrs Dorsey (Arbula) Greeno of Findlay; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Shepherd was a brother to Charles Shepherd of 657 N. Union and Cary Shepherd of 1017 N. Adams St.; and Mrs. Maggie House of Portland,IN. Mrs. Shepherd has two surviving sisters Mrs Cary ( Nora ) Shepherd of 1017 N. Adams St.; and Mrs. Hazel Wires of 1307 Findlay Road. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd were members of the First Assembly of God Church. Friends may call at the residence after 7 tonight and until 1:00 p. m. Thursday when the bodies will be removed to the church where services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Rev. T. E. Hartshorn and Rev. Moses Vogh will officate and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangemets are being directed by Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home
[The Lima News" Tuesday March 3, 1965 - Submitted By Norita Moss ]

Harry O. Sherrick
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Mar 7, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 20, 1918, in Elida to Cloyd and Sarah (Brenneman) Sherrick
Married to: Marguerite Gossard for 49 years
Occupation: retired from Westinghouse Electric after 43 years as a machinist
Died: March 5, 2010, at Lima Memorial Health System
Survived by: 1 son; 1 daughter; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Navy Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Henry J. Sherrick
Henry J. Sherrick, 81, farmer, died this morning at 1 o'clock at his home in Marion township after after an Illness or six weeks from general debility. He was born in Fairfield county. March 16, 1874 and located in Marion township in 1841, and he has lived since 1863 on the farm where his death occurred. Mr. Sherrick was the oldest and first to die out of a family of seven children. Surviving are six children. S. H. Sherrick. Colgan, N D ; Safina Sherrick, Marion township. A M Sherrick. Convoy, S Sherrick, Lima ; Mrs. Perry Carl, who resides on the home farm, and S. T Sherrick. of Elida. The funeral services will be held Sunday from the U. B. church in Marion township and interment will be made there.
[Lima Daily News, July 2, 1915]

Dan Shirtliff
Dan Shirtliff, the old man who use to drive the sprinkling-cart in this city, and who suffered with chronic rheumatism to such an extent that he was taken to the county infirmary, died at that institution yesterday afternoon. The immediate cause of his death was heart disease. He had been at the infirmary about two months, and was 71 years of age. A few months ago it was reported that the old man had fallen heir to a fortune, and inquiries were made for and of him in regard to his pedigree, in connection with an estate at Huntington, Ind., but nothing came of it, so far as he was concerned. The body was taken from the infirmary today and brought to the city. The funeral services were hold at the U. B. church, at 2 o'clock, and the remains were interred in the old cemetery. Shirtliff's aged wife survives him.
[Lima Daily News, Feb 3, 1891

Opal Shockey
Mrs. Opal Shockey, 55, teacher of the Win One Sunday school class of the First Baptist church for the last 25 years, died at 3:20 a. m. Thursday at her home, 841 N. Baxter-st. Death of Mrs. Shockey, a native of Waynesfield, came after a six-month illness. Surviving are her husband, M. G., and one brother, H. S. Seaman, of Spencerville. She was a member of the Eastern Star lodge, the Christian Culture club and the First Baptist church. The body will remain at the Bowersock and Chiles funeral home until 12:30 p. m. Sunday when it will be moved to the First Baptist church. Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. with Rev. H. F. Stoddard officiating and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
[Lima News, Feb 6, 1941]

Mary Shook
Mrs. Mary Shook, at the age of seventy-four years, died last evening at her home four miles west of this city of paralysis. Besides her husband, she leaves seven children, six sons and one daughter. They are David, Alonzo, Frank, [unreadable], Charles, Sampson, and Mrs. Clarence Miller, of Ft. Wayne. The funeral services will be held from the residence Thursday at one o'clock the Rev. Scholes officiating. Interment will take place in Greenlawn cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Apr 4, 1906]

Arthur A. Shoup
Funeral services over the body of Arthur A. Shoup, who passed away Monday night at his home at 937 Reese avenue, will be held Thursday forenoon at 10 o'clock at the South Side Church of Christ, The Rev. V. Hayse Miller, pastor, will officiate. Body of father and son, Harold A. Shoup, who died last week will be laid to final rest at Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Times - Democrat, Jan 12, 1916]

Harold A. Shoup
Funeral services over the small body of Harold A. Shoup, four months of age, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shoup of 937 Reese avenue, Rev. V. Hayes Miller, pastor of the South Side Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The little one died last night, after only a short illness from pneumonia.
[Lima Times Democrat, Oct 1, 1906]

Larry M Shrader
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 27, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct. 5, 1953, in Tazwell, Va., to Starlin C. and Patsy R. Lane Shrader
Married to: Margaret J. Doughty for 36 years
Occupation: correctional food-service manager at Oakwood Correctional Facility for more than 30 years
Died: April 25, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 3 brothers; 1 sister; 3 grandchildren
Military:
Burial: Cairo East Cemetery, Cairo

Ruth Shue
Dates: Feb 9, 1902 - Jun 8, 1977
Lima: Obituary for Ruth Shue appeared in the Lima News on Jun 10, 1977
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 9, 1902 to John J & Bertha Litzenberger Mumea
Married to: Louis J Shue
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jun 8, 1977 at Latham Nursing Home, Bellefontaine, O
Survived by:
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Emzer Shurelds Jr
Dates: Aug 20, 1935 - Jul 7, 2000
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jun 8, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 20, 1935, in Tchula, Miss, to Emzer and Willie Ann (Leonard) Shurelds Sr.
Married to: Sonja Roberta Whittaker for 43 years
Occupation: retired after 30 years from Trinity Industries, where he was a shipper.
Died: Jul 7, 2000 at Plus Health Care Center
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 4 sisters; 5 grandchildren; 1 grandchild
Military: Marine Corps Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima

James R. Sillence
Lima -- James R. Sillence, 60, of 925 S. Elizabeth, died Monday at St. Rita's hospital following an operation. Mr. Sillence was born in England and came to Lima eight years ago. Until a year ago he had been employed at the Lima Locomotive Works. Funeral arrangements have not been arranged.
[The Lima News, Jan. 5, 1925]

Clara Simpson
Dates: Apr 28, 1879 - May 16, 1919
Lima: Obituary for Clara Simpson appeared in the Lima News on May 17, 1919
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Apr 28, 1879 to John & Liddie McGurfay Stratten
Married to: Henry Simpson
Occupation: homemaker
Died: May 16, 1919
Survived by: husband; 4 brothers; 4 sisters
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Bessie Simon
Dates: Aug 15, 1880 - Jan 10, 1946
Lima: Obituary for Bessie Simon appeared in the Lima News on Jan 12, 1946
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 15, 1880 to Isaac D & Elizabeth Rex Miller
Married to: Adolph Simon
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jan 10, 1946
Survived by: husband; 1 brother
Burial: Shawnee Cemetery

Clara Simpson
Mrs. Clara Simpson, 47, member of the Golden Gate Rebekah lodge, wife of Henry Simpson of 625 east Kibby street, died at her home Friday afternoon of heart trouble. Surviving the deceased are the husband, four brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Anna Jones of Lima is a sister. The members of the Rebekah lodge will attend the funeral services in a body. The services will be held at the home at 10:30 o'clock Monday. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery and Rev. Otis Harter, pastor of the Olivet Presbyterian church will officiate.
[The Lima News, May 17, 1919]

James R. Siniff
Dates: Oct. 12, 1926 - Feb. 5, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 8, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct. 12, 1926, in Lima to Dolan E. & Lida Jones Siniff,
Married to: M. Ruth Roberts for 59 years
Occupation: retired teacher
Died: Feb. 5, 2010, at his residence
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Military: WWII Navy Veteran
Burial: Pike Run Cemetery, Gomer

Virgil Charles Sloan
Lima -- Virgil Charles Sloan (Bud), 80, died at 10.21 p.m. 20 Sept, 2000 at his residence. He was born in Allen County to Charles and Hazel Chambers SloanWires On 27 Dec,1937 he married Martha Jean Morrison who survives. Mr Sloan retired in 1982 as a skilled machinist from Ex-Cell- O Corp.. after 28 years. He attended St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Allen County Fair Board and was the Grand Marshal for this year's Allen County Fair Parade. He was a member of the Allen County Sheriff's Mounted Posse and had been a Special Deputy for the Allen County Sheriff's Dept. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Association Lodge 8, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370, The Buckeye Riders and Drivers , The Ex-Cell-O Retirees Club, and a charter member of the Bath Volunteer Fire Dept. He was an auto racing fan Survivors also include two sons Joe( Nancy) Sloan and Virgil "Buck" (Jean)Sloan of Lima. Two daughters Edith J. (Calvin) Reese of Lima and Lynne Anne (Greg) Adams of Columbus Grove. A sister Persetta ( Charles ) Bowsher of Lima. 14 grandchildren, 26 great grand children and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one grandchild and a great-great-grandchild. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chiles &Sons Laman Funeral Home Laman Lewis Chapel. The Revs Aurther ZWilde and Delbert Domeier will officate Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery Friends may call fom 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[The Lima News Sept 21, 2001 - Submitted By Norita Moss]

Jane Elizabeth Slusser
Jane Elizabeth Slusser, 82 years old, died at her home, 207 west Spring street, Sunday morning at 1 o'clock from a sudden attack of heart trouble with which she was seized five hours before her death. She was born in Culpepper county, Va., March 3, 1833, the daughter of James and Mary Stover Smith. Four children survive, Mrs. Ida Bailey, Toledo, Mrs. Eva Doan, Bowling Green, James Slusser, Edgerton and Mrs. A. G. Collins at whose home the death occurred. The funeral services will be held from the First Christian church, where she was a charter member, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock and interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery. Rev Gilbert will officiate.
[Lima Daily News, July 12, 1915]

Clifford David Smith
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 10, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 17, 1924, in Lima to Arthur and Gwendolyn Lesh Smith
Married to: 2nd Elva M. Duncan for 54 years
Occupation: accountant, retiring from the city of Wooster Welfare Department after 30 years
Died: May 8, 2011, at Van Wert County Hospital
Survived by: wife; 2 daughters; 1 son; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Air Corps Veteran serving on the B-24 Liberator; received several medals during his military service
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

George Smith
Body of Howard Peed, alias George Smith, age 59, who died at the Lima State Hospital for Criminal Insane, has been taken to the Sowards funeral home. Peed, who was convicted of burglary in Cleveland and sentenced to the Ohio State penitentiary was transferred to the Lima State hospital March, 1919. He was a native of Danville, Va.
[The Lima News, June 1, 1936]

Hattie O Smith
Dates: Jun 28, 1886 - Aug 13, 1975
Lima: Obituary for Hattie O Smith appeared in the Lima News on
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 28, 1886 to Josiah & Dora Heskitt Reynolds
Married to: Iven Smith
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Aug 13, !975 at Lima Manor Nursing Home, Lima, O
Survived by: 2 daughters; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren
Burial: Salem Westminster Cemetery

Isaac N. Smith
Isaac N. Smith, 80, Civil War veteran, after an illness of six days, died at his home, 708 east Kibby-st., at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia. Smith was a retired carpenter contractor and had lived in Allen county all of his life. The deceased leaves a wife and three sons, T. C. Smith, George A. Smith, and Sanford E. Smith, all of Lima. Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Westminster, He was a member of the Mart Armstrong Post G. A. R.
[Lima News, Jan 7, 1920]

Jacob Smolka
Requiem mass for Jacob Smolka, 48, of Cleveland, who died Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Lima State Hospital for the Criminal Insane, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Gerard Catholic church. The Rev. Thomas Sanderson will be celebrant. Burial in Gethsemani cemetery, Smolka was born in Czechoslovakia. He was sent to Lima hospital in 1922 on a robbery charge in Cuyahoga-co. Smolka died of tuberculosis after an illness of a year. Cantwell funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Surviving are his step-father, Andrew Kovaick and mother Mrs. Anna Kovaick, both of Lakewood.
[Lima News, Feb 28, 1936]

Amos Snider
Amos Snider, 83 years old veteran resident of Allen county, died at his home, 317 Harrison avenue this morning at 2 o'clock after a serious illness of one week. Mr. Snider has been ailing for nearly a year from general debility and the end was not unexpected. He was born March 30, 1832, in Perry county, the son of George and Rhoda Scohfield Snider, later settling in this county where he had resided for 60 years. The aged widow and nine children, Mrs. John Clark, Dunkirk, David Snider, Mrs. Eliza Feist, D. O. Snider, Mrs. William Swain, Mrs. H. Valentine of this city, A. W. Snider, Bath township, and one brother George Snider of Auglaize township survive.* The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
[Lima Daily News, July 19, 1915]
* July 20, 1915: The funeral services over the body of Amos Snider whose death occurred Monday will be held from the residence with a short service at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and the body will then be accompanied to the Baker church near Harrod, where the last sad rites will be conducted by Rev. Samuel Driver. Burial will be made at Harrod.

Susan Snow
The remains of Susan Snow, who died Saturday at Venedocia, were interred in the Dutch Hollow cemetery, three miles north of this city yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Snow formerly lived in this city.
[Lima Times Democrat, Dec 19, 1905]

Catherine Snyder
Lima -- Following an illness of four months from paralysis, Mrs. Catherine Snyder, 81, died Monday noon at her home. The deceased was born July 10, 1844 in Allen-co and was the widow of the late A. Snyder. She leaves one brother, James Franklin, Lima, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McCoy, van Wert. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grace M.E. church, Rev. D.N. Kelly officiating. Burial in Salem cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 5, 1925]

Ruth F Snyder
Dates: Feb 1893 - Dec 12, 1965
Lima: Obituary for Ruth F Snyder appeared in the Lima News on Dec 13, 1965
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 1893 to Herman & ? Stuff
Married to: Carl Snyder
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Dec 12, 1965 in St Rita's hospital, Lima, O
Survived by: 3 sons; 2 daughters; 2 sisters; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, O

Mrs. Walter Soanes
The body will arrive at 12:35 p. m. Monday and be removed to the Davis-Miller and Son funeral home for services at 2 p.m. Monday in the Cathedral chapel. The Rev. Paul Graeser will officiate with burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Soanes died at her home in Cincinnati.
[The Lima News, Jan. 16, 1949]

James D. Sockrider
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 10, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 12, 1935, in Lima to William H. and Edith May Chenoweth Sockrider
Married to: Virginia “Ginny” Bogart for 27 years
Occupation: retired from the Army
Died: May 8, 2011, at the Lima Memorial Health System
Survived by: wife; 5 sons; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers
Military: Army Veteran
Burial:

Andy Spear
Tuberculosis caused the death of Andy Spear at nine o'clock this morning at his home, 351 south Union street. Deceased is survived by his wife and two brothers, Jerry and Perry Spear, both of Atlanta, Ga. The funeral services will be conducted at the late home on Friday afternoon, and interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima Times Democrat, July 13, 1909]

Olivia Lamison Sprague
Funeral services for Mrs. Olivia Lamison Sprague, widow of the late Grant Sprague, who died at her home in the Thomas apartments, corner of west Market and Elizabeth streets, at 10:45 o'clock Sunday night, after a two years illness with cancer, were held from Woodlawn chapel this afternoon. Rev Thomas R. Knox officiated. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Sprague was born in Lima 51 years ago, and had resided her continuously since. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Lamison, two of Lima's pioneer residents. Her husband, a Lima newspaper man, died nine months ago. Mrs. Sprague's death occurred on the eve of their twenty-seventh wedding anniversary. Two sons, Martin of Chicago and Thomas, attending Annapolis naval academy, one daughter, Miss Nora, at home, one brother, Jason G. Lamison of New York, and one sister, Mrs. Donald MacLaren, of New York survive.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 2, 1917]

Flora Springer
Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Springer, 75, who died at 3 a.m. Sunday, at the home of her brother, Samuel Montague, 1212 S. Union-st, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the residence. Burial will be in Elm Grove cemetery, St. Marys. She is survived by another brother, James of Van Wert, and a sister, Mrs. Elsa Wagner of Marion, Ind.
[The Lima News, Jan. 6, 1930]

Patricia L. Sprunger
Patricia L. Sprunger, 73, died at 1:39 p.m. Dec. 1, 2001, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born March 28, 1928, in Lima to Robert O. and Helen F. Burwell Loudenback, who preceded her in death. In October 1950, she married James L. Sprunger who died in 1957. Mrs. Sprunger retired from Teledyne Steel and retired from Lima Superior Federal Credit Union. She was a member of Westside United Methodist Church and was also very active with High Street United Methodist Church. She worked for the Allen County Board of Elections and various social groups. She was a volunteer for the Allen County Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include a son, James (Debra) Sprunger of Columbus Grove; a daughter Sherra (Mark) Walker of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, Ronald (Jeannie) Loudenback of Findlay and Robert (Mary) Loundenback of Lima; three grandchildren, Dan'a Danser, Trina Sprunger and James R. Sprunger; a great-grandchild, tyler Zirhut; and several nephews and nieces. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Siferd Funeral Homes, Westwood Chapel. the Rev. Mary K. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
[unknown newspaper, c. Dec 2 2001, Submitted by Jane]

Warren "Buck" Staley
Dates: Feb 26, 1916 - May 4, 2002
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 5, 2002
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 26, 1916 in Allen Co, O to George & Edith Ackerman Staley
Married to: Leah Hall for 63 years
Occupation: tool grinder at Teledyne Ohio Steel Co for 27 years
Died: May 4, 2002 at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 1 daughter; 1 brother; 1 sister; 6 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Lafayette, O

Minnie Stamets
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Stamets, wife of Lorin Stamets. who died Monday in the Barr hotel, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Davis Miller and Son funeral home. Rev. Cornelius N. Bakker will conduct the service. She was born in Ohio, May 1, 1863, daughter of Levi and Savilla Binkley Reichelderfer. Active pallbearers will be Donal Cunningham, Charles Reichelderfer and Dale Baker, all of Lima, Levi Reichelderfer, of Toledo, Walter Owen of Chicago and S. P. Templeton, of Lafayette. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Lima News, Sep 12, 1933]

John R. "Dick" Stauffer
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 21, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 11,1925, in Kalida. to John M. and Bertha Hutton Stauffer
Married to: Esther M. Wimmer for 50 years
Occupation: retired from BP Chemical of Lima
Died: Oct. 20,2000 at his residence
Survived by: wife
Military: WWII & Korea Navy Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

J. Gary Staup
Dates: May 10, 1931 - Feb. 15, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 16, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 10, 1931, in Cleveland to Elsworth L. and Mary Ann “Mayme” Weisgerber Staup
Married to: Betty Friemoth for 57 years
Occupation: safety engineer from Mid-America after 15 years
Died: Feb. 15, 2010, at VanCrest Health Care Center, Delphos
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 1 daughter; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren
Military: Korean War Air Force Veteran
Burial: St John Cemetery, Delphos

William Steigerwald
William Steigerwald, who lived and conducted a tinshop at 618 south Central avenue, died Saturday night at 10 o'clock at St. Rita's hospital, following an operation in the morning. He was in Cincinnati March 9, 1973, the son of John & Anna (Smith) Steigerwald. He has lived in Lima for many years. He is survived by his wife and four brothers and five sisters. Burial in Gethsemani cemetery.
[The Lima News, May 18, 1919]

John D. Stein Sr.
Dates: Dec. 14.1912 - Oct 18, 2000
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 19, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec. 14.1912, in Lima to Peter and Hettie (Stetler) Stein
Married to:
Occupation: retired from Quinn's Paint Store
Died: Oct 18, 2000, at St. Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: 2 sons; 1 daughter; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery

Earl W. Steinbrenner
DELPHOS, Aug. 17 - Funeral for Earl W. Steinbrenner, World war veteran, who died here Wednesday, will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in St, Peter's Lutheran church of which he was a member, conducted by Rev. J. G. E. Mittcrmaier, Burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery, east of the city. The body was removed Thursday morning from the Paul Harter mortuary to the residence, E. Fourth-st.
[The Lima News, Aug 17, 1939]

Catherine Stemen
Mrs. Catherine Stemen, 71, of Delphos, Route 2, died at 9 p.m. Thursday at her home after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Stemen had suffered a stroke two weeks ago. She is survived by a son Dwight, with whom she resided, one daughter of Elida: two brothers, of Pickerington, and a sister of Patuskala, and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Morris chapel, of which she was a member, with Rev. R .C. Hurley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Salem cemetery, two miles south of Gomer. The body will be removed late Friday from the Huffer funeral home to the residence.
[The Lima News, Jan. 5, 1940]

Urich Stemen
Urich Stemen, 50, 316 S. Jameson-av, heart disease, Wednesday.
[Lima News, Jan 10, 1929]

James D. Sterling Sr
Dates: Aug. 11, 1927 - Feb. 13, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 15, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 11, 1927, in Lima to James D. and Mildred (Keller) Sterling
Married to: Mary L Pohlabel for 62 years
Occupation: retired from Ohio Power Co. after 35 years in August 1987
Died: Feb. 13, 2010, at Baton Rouge Senior Health Facility
Survived by: wife; 3 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren
Military: Marine Corps Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Randall J. “R.J.” Stewart
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 10, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 21, 1952, in Bluffton to Roger Otis and Myrtle Aileen McKee Stewart.
Married to: Lisa K. Ross for 23 years
Occupation: railroad engineer for 38 years
Died: May 8, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System
Survived by: wife; mother; 1 daughter; 2 sons; 1 sister; 1 step-brother; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law
Military: Army Veteran
Burial: Salem Cemetery, Westminster

Ethel Minnie Stiles
Ethel Minnie Stiles, daughter of John Calvin and Amelia Stiles, was born February 9th, 1891, and departed this life January 24th, 1891, aged 0 years, 11 months and 15 days. Diphtheria, that dread disease, seized her on Sunday, January 18th, and on Saturday, the 24th, death ended her terrible suffering, she has gone to join the spirit o? her father, who departed to that better world two years ago. The grief stricken mother and brother of
little Ethel are left to mourn alone. No one who reads this simple description of their woe, can refrain from sympathizing from the deepest recess of their feelings with the desolate and saddened mother and little son and brother. May God's grace sustain them in this their great bereavement. The funeral services were conducted by the writer in the Universailst church. Interment n cemetery near the church.
[Lima Daily News, Feb 5, 1891]

Rev Bernard T Stinebuck
Dates: Sep 2, 1914 - Sep 13, 2004
Lima: Obituary for Rev Bernard T Stinebuck appeared in the Lima News on Sep 14, 2004
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 2, 1914 to Thomas H & Martha M Culp Stinebuck
Married to: Ruth M Sawmiller for 70 years
Occupation: Pastor
Died: Sep 13, 2004 at his residence
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 2 daughters; 7 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren
Burial: Salem Mennonite Cemetery, Elida, O

Coy Stokes
Funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Patterson Funeral Home. The Rev. H.A. Beasley in charge. Burial in Fletcher cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 13, 1935]

Ferdinand Eugene Stokes
The death of Ferdinand Eugene Stokes, 3 years of age, occurred last night at the home of the grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stokes of 547 Holmes avenue, being due to tubercular meningitis. The child was born in Lima. He had been ill three weeks. Funeral services will be held Wednesday forenoon at the Stokes residence, conducted by the Rev. John A. Spyker, pastor of the Second street Methodist church. The funeral cortege will leave the residence at 12 o'clock, proceeding to Roundhead, Ohio, where burial will be made.
[The Times - Democrat, Jan 12, 1916]

Edith M. Stombaugh
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 31, 2002
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 28, 1917 in Allen Co, O to William E & Edith E DeLong Laman
Married to: Harley D Stombaugh for 56 years
Occupation: home maker
Died: May 30, 2002 at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton
Survived by: 1 son; 1 daughter; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren
Burial: St Matthew Church Cemetery

Florence Stose
SPENCERVILLE, Jan. 9 -- Mrs. Florence Stose, 65, wife of Charles Stose, formerly of here, died at ,the home of her stepson Meivin Stose in Detroit, Mich., at 6 p. m. Friday; Mrs. Stose had been in ill health several years. Surviving besides her husband and stepson are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Maurie Fox, Route 1, Venedocia; and Mrs. Fred Smith, of I Pennsylvania .
The body will be removed from Detroit to the C. R. Miller and Son Funeral home, here, to remain until services at 10 a. m. Monday in The First Reformed church, in Spencerville. The Rev. R. L. Young will officiate and burial will be in the Spencerville cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan 8, 1949]

Samuel S Strayer

Dates: May 27, 1868 - Feb 1, 1948
Lima: Obituary for Samuel S Strayer appeared in the Lima News on
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 27, 1868 to Samuel K & Sarah A Eliker Strayer
Married to: Almeda ?
Occupation:
Died: Feb 1, 1948 at his home
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 3 daughters; 2 sisters
Burial: Hartford Cemetery

Eleanor L. Striff
Eleanor L. Striff, daughter of Mrs. Mary Striff, died Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of Mrs. W. A. Smith, 523 west Spring-st, her death resulting from bronchial trouble, from which ailment she had been a sufferer for a period of one and one half years. The girl was born in this city and lived to the age of 16 years, 8 months and 11 days. She was a pupil in the Lima High school when stricken with the attack that resulted in her death. Short services will be held at the Smith residence at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon and the funeral proper will be held at 2:30 o'clock from Grace M.E. church on the south side with the pastor, Rev. Mr. Jewett, officiating. Interment at Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, May 2, 1913]

Rev. G.W. Suel
Funeral services will be held at Patterson Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. A.H. Turner, pastor of the St. Paul Church, officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. [The Lima News, Sep 25, 1939]

Alice (Frederick) Swan
Mrs. Alice (Frederick) Swan, 82, of Harrod, died Monday in Memorial hospital after an illness of two years. She was a member of the Methodist church of Harrod.Mrs. Swan, a widow is survived by a brother, Clement Frederick of Ft. Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.The body will remain at the Lewis funeral home until time of services, which will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrod Methodist church. Rev. L.M. Wentz will conduct the rites and burial will be in Auglaize cemetery, east of Westminster.
[The Lima News, Nov 4, 1942]

Edward Swartout
The body of Edward Swartout, a Toledo resident and formerly of this city, will arrive on the 13:35 C. H. & D. train Thursday afternoon and will be met by friends who will act as pallbearers at the funeral, which will be held shortly after the arrival. Short services will be held at Woodlawn cemetery before interment. Mr. Swartout, who was formerly employed at the C. H. & D. shops of here, when he was a resident, was 78 years old and has been living in Toledo for a number of years. His wife passed away November 14, 1914.
[Lima Daily News, Feb 22, 1915]

William Swartz
Funeral services for William Swartz. who died suddenly at his home, 8 50 west North street , will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. A. Canby, pastor of the Central Church of Christ, will officiate. The body will be accompanied Wednesday morning to Pierceton ,Ind. for burial.
[The Lima News, Jan 5, 1920]

Mahala Jane Swihart
Funeral services will be held Thursday forenoon at 10 o'clock at the late residence at 919 west North street, over the body of Mrs. Mahala Jane Swihart, who passed from life on Monday. The Rev. O. E. Knepp, pastor of the First United Brethren Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
[The Times - Democrat, Jan 12, 1916]


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