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Sarah A. Tabler

Mrs. Sarah A. Tabler of 417 North Charles street, quietly passed away at her home yesterday morning, following a sudden stroke of paralysis. Deceased was born in Perry township in 1841 and was the oldest child of the late Emanuel Fisher and Mrs. Fisher who survives her daughter at the advanced age of 88. In 1861 the deceased moved with her parents to Lafayette and married John Tabler, who the same enlisted in the 46th Ohio Infantry and died in camp after the battle of Shiloh, as a result of a wound, received during the battle. Since 1878 Mrs. Table and her daughter Rose A., who survives her mother, have made their home with Mrs. Tabler's parents in this city. Deceased has always been a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and her sudden demise comes as a shock to her many friends in the congregation. Besides the surviving members of the family mentioned above, four brothers and two sisters mourn the demise of a loving and tender sister, names Messers James, David and Thomas of this city and William Fisher of Huntington, Indiana, Mrs. Emanuel Stombaugh and Mrs. J.E. Conrad of Lima. Funeral services will be held from the residence Friday afternoon at 1:30 and interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery. Rev. Cooper will conduct the services.
[Lima Daily News, Thursday, March 3, 1910]

Wiber Tackett

Alger Soldier Declared Dead. Alger: Mr and Mrs H. H. Tackett, Alger were advised by the Defense Department that their son , Pfc Wiber Tackett, missing in action since Dec . 6, 1950 has been officially listed as dead. The Alger soldier is one of the 3,500 Americans reported missing since the Korean War and for whom no evdience of survival has been found since the end of hostilities. Pvt. Tackett enlisted in the Army on April 6, 1950 and was sent over seas in August . He was 18 years old at the time he was reported missing. His father is a World War One veteran. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers and two sisters at home.
[Lima News January 15, 1954 - Submitted By Norita Shepherd Moss]

Mary A. Taflinger

The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Taflinger, 72, who died Friday at her home, 703 Hazel-av, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Brethren. The Rev. A. P. Musselman will conduct the services. She was born Sep. 10, 1860 in Hocking-co, O., the daughter of Lyman and Elizabeth Blosser Potter. Burial will be in Lewis Grove cemetery. Mrs. Taflinger, who had lived in Lima 58 years, leaves in addition to her husband, Calvin A. Taflinger. three daughters and five sons. They are Mrs. Leota Driver, of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Edna Piper, of Degraff, O., Mrs. Clara Borden of Lima; Jesse, of Muncie, Ind., Cleveland of Quincy, O., and Clyde, Otto and Calvin, all of Lima. The body is at the home.
[The Lima News, Sep 10, 1933]

Earl William Taylor

Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 8, 2002
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov. 13, 1918. in Ireland, Texas, to William and Alma S. Hoffman Taylor
Married to: Gloria Jean Clinage for 32 years
Occupation: retired in 1978 as a supervisor from Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant, after 52 years.
Died: Oct. 7, 2002 at his residence
Survived by: 1 son; 1 daughter; 1 sister; 1 granddaughter; 2 great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery

Joseph A. Tebben Jr

Dates: Feb. 10, 1946 - Feb. 15, 2010
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Feb 19,2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 10, 1946, in Lima to Joseph A. and Geraldine A. Shanahan Tebben Sr.
Married to:
Occupation: retired in 2005 as store manager for Kmart in Plymouth, Ind
Died: Feb. 15, 2010, at his residence
Survived by: 2 sons; 8 grandchildren; 5 brothers; 5 sisters
Military: Vietnam War Navy Veteran
Burial: Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery

Lewis Warren Teegardin
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Siferd and Son Colonial chapel with the Rev. Paul Runk in charge. Burial will be in memorial Park cemetery. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where the body will remain until burial. [The Lima News, May 7, 1950]

B.F. Thomas

At noon today, B.F. Thomas, a venerable citizen who was formerly connected with the Thos. R. Jones and Son hardware establishment, passed away at his home on north Cole street, his death terminating a long illness from which he recently rallied, the death coming somewhat suddenly and as a severe shock to the members of the family and other friends. The deceased was 61 years of age and is survived by his wife, and three sons and one daughter. He was a splendid citizen, a deacon in the First Congregational church and a constant Christian of his faith. The funeral will be held from the bereaved home Saturday morning and interment will be made in the cemetery at Gomer.
[Lima Daily News, Thursday, January 1, 1910]

David S. Thomas
David S. Thomas, two-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas, 106 E. Ninth-st, died at the family home Sunday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at the residence. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. [Lima Daily News, Jun 7, 1920]

Frances A. Thomas

Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Sep 14, 1991
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct. 21, 1910 in New Knoxville, O to Henry E. and Dorothea (Lutterbien) Niemeyer.
Married to: J. Wilbur Thomas for 49 years
Occupation: office employee at St. Rita's Medical Center
Died: Sep 1991 at St. Rita's Medical Center
Survived by: 1 brother; 1 sister
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Harold Lee Thomas

Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Apr 28, 1991
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: April 6, 1911, in Van Wert County, the son of Robert Edward and Irene Crow Thomas
Married to: Mabel V. Weinmann for 44 years
Occupation: retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad
Died: Apr 1991 Lima Manor Nursing Home
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 1 foster son; 1 daughter; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery

Julia Anna Thomas

Mrs. Julia Anna Thomas, wife of John Thomas, of 116 West-st, departed this life Dec. 30, 1913, being born Sept. 30, 1875, her age at time of death was 38 years and 3 months. She was laid to rest in Hartford cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 4, 1914]

Noble W. Thomas

Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Mar 9, 2010
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 17, 1920, in Lima to Walter F. and Mary Hunsaker Thomas
Married to: Shirley Edwards for 62 years
Occupation: farmer & carpenter
Died: March 9, 2010, at VanCrest Health Care Center, Delphos
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 2 daughters; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren
Military: WWII Army Veteran, received the Bronze Star
Burial: Cairo East Cemetery, Cairo, O

Samuel Thomas
Cridersville, Aug. 23-Samuel Thomas, 80 a native of Allen-co and a resident of Spencerville for 26 years prior to moving to the home of his son, Rube Thomas, here, 11 months ago died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday following a short illness. He was a member of the Christ Methodist church, four miles east of Spencerville. Besides Rube he is survived by two other sons, Charles, Lima; and Roy, near Conant; two daughters, Mrs. Ira McCray, Lima Route 4; Mrs. Susie Meeker, Conant; two brothers, Andy Thomas, Lima Route 1; Lige, Buckland; 34 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 1p.m. Sunday at the Christ Methodist church with Rev. I.F. Andrews, Spencerville, assisted by Rev. James Steinhelfer, Cridersville, officiating. Burial will be in the Amanda Baptist cemetery near the church. The body will be removed from the Umbaugh and Bayliff funeral home Cridersville, to the home of his son, Rube, Friday evening.
[The Lima News August 22, 1940 - Submitted by Tina Hursh]

Dora A. Thompson
Deep sorrow has again cast its shadow over the Thompson home at the corner of Main and Vine streets. About two years the husband and father, John Thompson, a veteran grocer, passed away. Saturday evening the angel of death again entered the home and removed the widowed mother, death occurring at 7:45 o'clock. Mrs. Dora A. Thompson had only been ill nine days, but her sufferings were intense, the malady being gall stones. Deceased was born in Phelps, N. Y., and had reached the age of 58 years, 4 months and 12 days. Left to mourn are one son, John L. Thompson, one daughter, Mrs. Nettie B. Jacobs and an only brother, J. B. Lomison. Funeral services will take place at the residence, 831 1/2 south Main street at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. F. P. Bossart, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, officiating. Mrs. Thompson was a prominent member of Trinity Chapter O. E. S., Lima Hive No. 43, L. O. T. M. and also of the protected Home Circle. She had been a resident of this city some twenty years or more.
[Lima Times Democrat, Dec 18, 1905]

Walter P. Thompson
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Sep 25, 1978
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: April 10, 1929, in Prestonburg , Ky.to Burley and Margie Cecil Thompson
Married to: Donna ?
Occupation: retired from Clark Equipment Co
Died: Sep 25, 1978 at Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: wife; parents; 1 son; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 2 grandchildren
Burial: Lima Memorial Hospital

Mrs. Melissa Thoring
Rev. Harlan J. Miller, pastor of Calvary Evangelical and Reformed church, will conduct rites at 2 p.m. Monday at the Huffer mortuary. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The body is at the residence. It will be returned to the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday. [The Lima News, Jan. 11, 1942]

Carrie Todd
Lima -- Miss Carrie Todd, 67 of 113 ½ E. North-st died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital following an illness of 10 days. Born in Lima, Miss Todd had lived in this vicinity all her life. She was a retired employee of the R .T. Gregg and Son department store, and a member of Trinity Methodist church.Surviving are two brothers, James of Aurora, Ill, and John of Columbus. Services will be held in the Davis Miller and Son Cathedral chapel at a time to be announced with Rev. J. Ira Jones, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.
[The Lima News, Jan. 11, 1946]

Michael Tomeo
Death of Michael Tomeo, 40, of Columbus, an inmate of the Lima State Hospital, on March 23, was caused by peritonitis two days after he had had a physical encounter with another patient, Dr. W. H. Vorbau, superintendent of the hospital, revealed Friday. Whether Tomeo's death was the result of the encounter could not be determined. Dr. Vorbau asserted. There were no visible bruises on the body, he explained. The other patient suffered no ill effects, both were considered violently deranged. The altercation took place as the patients were proceeding to the dining room on March 26. Several blows were struck before attendants could separate the men. Tomeo had been received at the hospital only a short time before.
[Lima News Apr 4, 1930]

Geda Lois Tomlinson
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 3, 1983
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 7, 1904, in Chanute , Kan to Joseph William and Nora Ann Runyon Tomlinson
Married to:
Occupation: former co-owner of Spyker's Drive In
Died: May 1983 at her residence
Survived by: 1 sister; 2 brothers
Military: Women's Army Corp
Burial: Memorial Park Mausoleum

John H. Toomey, 77, of 624 Hazel-av, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday in St. Rita's hospital, after a two-month illness. He was born in Lima, Dec. 26, 1872, and was a retired boiler inspector for the Baltimore and Ohio and Pere Marquette rail-roads. Mr. Toomey was a member of St. Rose Catholic church and the Holy Name society of the church. Surviving are two sons, Alfred J., Delphos, and Robert J. of Lima; two daughters, Miss Mary A. Toomey, and Mrs. Francis J. Grifftiths, both of Lima. Requiem high mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Rose church, with Msgr. James Elder as celebrant. Burial will be in Gethsemani cemetery. The body will remain in Hogenkamp funeral home until services. [The Lima News- January 16, 1950]

Walter W. Trentman
Delphos- Funeral services for Walter W. Trentman, 50, will be held in St. John's Catholic church at 9:30 a. m. tomorrow, burial will be in St. John's cemetery. Trentman a florist here for many years, died Saturday at his home on E. Eighth-st after an illness of one week. Trentman was born on a farm south of Delphos and came here with his parents when he was 13 years old. He lived in Delphos ever since. He entered the floral business following the death in 1911 of his father John Henry Trentman. He was united in marriage here to Emma Greer on Nov 28, 1901 by the Fr. Hoeffel, pastor of St. John's Catholic church. Trentman was a member of St. John's Catholic church, and of Delphos council, Knights of Columbus. He was widely known thruout this section. He underwent an operation for appendicitis a week ago Sunday, the operation taking place at his home.
[The Lima News, Apr 3, 1933]

Virgil Truesdale
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 23, 2002
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 6,1917, in Delphos to Don and Iva Truesdale
Married to: Norma Good for 57 years
Occupation: retired from the Postal Service after 25 years
Died: ct. 24, 2002, at Veterans Hospital, Phoenix, Az
Survived by: wife; 2 sisters
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery

Selma C. Tschudy
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Jan 4, 1977
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 30, 1885, in St. Louis, Mo., to John and Caroline (Knickmeyer) Baltzer.
Married to:
Occupation:
Died: Jan 1977 at St. Rita's Hospital
Survived by: 1 daughter; 2 sons; 3 sisters; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren
Burial:

Eva Elizabeth Tucker
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 15, 1984
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: March 12, 1919, in Harrison County , W.Va. ,to Leroy and Amelia King Griffin.
Married to: 1st Stanford Henry Bozeman Sr.; 2nd Monroe Tucker for 12 years
Occupation: cook at the Casa Luau for 13 years
Died: Oct 1984 Lime Memorial Hospital
Survived by: husband; 7 daughters; 2 sons; 23 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; 2 brothers
Burial: Memorial Park Mausoleum

John M. Turner
Dates: May 24, 1928 - May 9, 2011
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News May 12, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 24, 1928, in Lima to Harry and Pearl Rambo Turner
Married to: Ruth Marie Shobe for 54 years
Occupation: Ohio Department of Transportation Bridge Department
Died: May 9, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System
Survived by: 5 children; 1 brother; 1 sister; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren
Military: Korean War Army Veteran
Burial:


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