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Andrew Callahan

Andrew Callahan, Wapakoneta, father of Mrs. A. J. Brown of that city, died at the Brown home Wednesday night after a long illness from a complication of diseases. Callahan was a veteran oil man having served as store-keeper and guager for the Buckeye Pipe Line company for 40 years. Five years ago he retired. Callahan came to Allen-co when the oil fields were first in operation. He served as guager at Elida. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a devout Catholic. The widow, Josephine, Mrs. Brown, the daughter, two brothers and a sister survive. They are M. J. Callahan, Lima, Mrs. John Shea, Oil City, Pa., and T. J. Callahan, Moscow Mills, Mo. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Wapakoneta. Interment will be in Gethsemani cemetery, Lima. [Lima Daily News, May 27, 1920]

Luella M. Campbell
Luella M. Campbell, 80, died April 30, 1996, at Hutton Nursing Center, Salem. She was born June 14, 1915, in Auglaize County to Henry W. and Hattie Jack Smith. Survivors include a son, Robert P. Gusman of Salem ; a sister, Kathaleen C. Hefner of Lima ; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William H. Smith and Leland E. Smith; a sister, M. Marguerite Smith Kantner; and a grandson.
Private graveside services will be held Sunday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. [Lima News, c. April 30, 1996]

John W. Candler
Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lantz Funeral Home, Ada. Interment will be in a cemetery near Waynesfield. The body will remain at the mortuary until time of burial. [The Lima News, May 6, 1937]

John A. Carr
WAPAKONETA- John A. Carr, 76, of here, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday in Bethesda Hospital North in Cinncinati. He was born on Aug 14, 1908, in Leesburg, Va., the son of Joseph and Lalia (Harris) Carr. On Oct. 3, 1936, he married the former Mary Mason, who survives.
Mr. Carr was a retired surveyor for Kohh and Kaliher Associates Ltd of Lima. He was a member of the St Jospeh Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society of the church. Professional Surveyors of Ohio, Ohio Contractors Association, American Congress for Surveying and Mapping, and a former member of the Wapakoneta Country Club. He attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World II.
Survivors also include three sons, two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Anderson and Anne Fletcher, both of Arlington, Va ; and seven grandchildren.
Concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection led by Rev. Anthony Repas. C.PP.S., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jospeh Catholic Church. Burial will be in St Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Heinl-Long and Folk Funeral Home, where rosary will be spoken at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday [Lima News, Oct 1, 1984]

Robert E. Carson
Robert E. "Kit" Carson, 79, died at 8:38 p.m. June 16, 1994, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. He was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Colbert , Okla. , to Robert and Wilhelmina Sophia Hellbusch Carson. On Nov. 24, 1938, he married Ruth A. Makley, who died March 3, 1992.
Mr. Carson retired in 1979 from the Dana Corp. in Lima . He had previously worked at Parker-Hannifin, St. Marys, Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant and St. Marys Woolen Mill. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767. He had served with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Ohio National Guard before World War II.
Survivors include a son; five daughters; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. The Rev. David A. Heinl will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery , St. Marys. Friends may call 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a Christian prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. [Lima News, Jun 18, 1994]

Keziah Cary
Wapakoneta, Jun 9- Mrs. Keziah Cary, 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Swisher today. [Plain Dealer, June 17, 1917]

Maud Casperson
ST MARYS - Maud Casperson, 83, a resident of Auglaize Acres and formerly of here, died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday at the county home. Survivors Include her husband. Grover of Auglaize Acres; a son, Albert of Lilburn, Ga.; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30p.m Friday In Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home [Lima News, Jul 28, 1977]

Nellie Chambers
Wapakoneta - Funeral services for Miss Nellie Chambers, 52, of this city, who died at noon Tuesday at the home of a brother, C.E. Chambers, in Lima after a four day illness due to paralysis will be held here at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. George Herd, pastor of First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery. Her death followed that of a brother, Orlando, who died less than a month ago in a Middletown hospital from injuries received when he fell from a railroad bridge on which he was working. She made her home here on Wheeler Lane until two weeks ago when she went to live with her brother. A sister Mrs. Lewis Jones of this city and the brother survive. [Unknown newspaper, Jan 10, 1940]

Otis B. Chilcoat
ST. MARYS - Otis B. Chilcoat, 84, of St. Marys, died a! 6:35 a. m. today in Veterans Administration Hospital in Dayton, where he was admitted on Dec. 7. He had been in ill health for the past three years. Born Dec. 3, 1887. in Decatur, Ind., he was a son of George and Liza Jane (Bannon) Chilcoat. Mr. Chilcoat was an employe of St. Marys Foundry until his retirement in 1953. He served with the U. S. Army during World War I. He was preceded in death by his first two wives, Lew Hubble and Minnie Heath. Survivors include his widow, Edith Shinaberry whom he married Sept. 14,1953; five sons, Charles, Ernest and Homer, all of St Marys, Rafe of Buckland and Lowell (Johnny) of Wapakoneta: two daughters. Mrs. Vernon (Betty) Stolzenburg of Wapakoneta, Mrs. Glen (Blanch) Muter of Montezuma; three step-children Donald I. Rogers and Harvey Russell, both of St. Marys and Mrs. Don (Dorothy) Schneider of New Bremen; 47 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St Marys with the Rev. L H. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, St. Marys. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. [Van Wert Times, Dec 21, 1971]

Donald C. Click

ST. MARYS - Donald C. Click, 45, died at 2:05 a.m. Thursday in Joint Township Hospital of cancer. Survivors include his wife, Joan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Click of Rt. 2; three daughters, all at home. He was a maintenance foreman at Ford Motor Co.'s Lima engine plant. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home where Masonic services will be at 9 p.m. Saturday. [The Lima News Mar 25, 1977]

Merle K. Coil
Merle K. Coil, 84, died at 9:55 p.m., Oct. 2, 1995, in St. Rita's Medical Center . He was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Celina to the Rev. Abram and Sylvia (Springer) Coil. On Aug. 16, 1937, he married Mildred A. Kantner, who survives. Mr. Coil retired in 1974 as a supervisor with Wapakoneta Machine Co. after 45 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691, and Senior Citizens, all of Wapakoneta. Survivors also include two daughters, Linda J. Coil of Columbus and Sharon L. (John) McSween of Woodland Park, Colo.; a brother, James W. "Bill" Coil of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Gladys McKinney of St. Marys; and a grandson. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. The Rev. Dr. John E. Manzo will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Oct 3, 1995]

Gladys M. Colvin
St Marys -- Gladys M. Colvin, 81, died at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday in Joint Township Hospital. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Jane Colvin of here and Mrs. Ada M. Anselman of Celina. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Yoder-Long Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery, Monticello. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. [The Lima News Dec 21, 1977]

Jasperson Connor
Spencerville, Jan. 24- Jasperson Connor, 76, died at his home near Wapakoneta Monday morning due to heart disease. The remains were removed to the C. B. Miller and Son funeral parlors here and will be taken to the home of a niece, Mrs. Arthur Spencer, S. Cottage-st. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kossuth M. E. church. Burial will be in Kossuth cemetery. [Lima News, Jan 24, 1928]

Mrs. Amos Cook
WAYNESFIELD, Jan. 3, Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday for Mrs. Amos Cook, 63, a native of Waynesfield who died at her home here Monday following a lengthy illness. Services will be held in the Weygandt funeral home with Rev. L. A. Shappington officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont cemeterv. Mrs. Cook is survived by her widower, Amos; one son, William, Lima Route 5: a foster daughter, Mrs. Mae Cooper, Muskegon, Mich.; four brothers, Frank Bailey, Waynesfield; George Bailey, Rosewood: Guern and Chris Bailey, Lima, and eight grandchildren. [Lima News, Jan 3, 1945]

Barton L. Cook
St. Marys- Barton L. Cook, 80, died this morning at his home following an illness of a year. Surviving are his wife, Alice, one son Vane, St. Marys; two brothers, John at home, and William, St. Marys, and one sister, Mrs. William Sherman, of Montezuma. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home with the Rev. Dr. R.B. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove cemetery. [The Lima News, Feb 3, 1936]

Ruth Copeland

Wapakoneta- Mrs. Ruth Copeland 64, wife of Raymond Copeland, died at 1:45 a. m. today at her home near St. Johns, east of here, after an illness of six months due to complication of diseases.
She was born in Galion Sep 27, 1868 to J. R and Mary Adrain Osborne, and moved to this county 50 years ago. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Glenn and Kenneth, at home, and Olney of Lima.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Mt. Tabor M. E. church with the Rev. A. E. Oliver conducting. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Mt. Tabor cemetery. [Lima News, Apr 2, 1933]

Pearl Marie Cramer
St. Marys - Pearl Marie Cramer, 76, died at 10:20 p .m. Sept 17, 2001, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. St Marys. She was born June 4,1925 in McGuffey to the late Melvin "Ray" and Sarah "Dollie" (Johnson) Lawrence . Her companion of 50 years Herman "Jake" Alspach, survives in Buckland. Ms. Cramer retired as a press operator al Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys after 30 years. Survivors also include a brother, the Rev. Russell (Gladys) Lawrence of Lima; a half brother, the Rev. Don (Dorothy) Donnal of Lima, four sisters Martha Kleman, Rosetta Johns and Dixie Bradly, all of Lima , and Barbara (Hank) Ramlow of Elida. and close friends. Mike and Nancy Dunlap of St. Marys and Rex and Mary Gilbert of Buckland. She was preceded in death by a half brother, Alvin Donnal. Graveside services will begin It 10 a.m. today at Resthaven Memory Gardens , St. Marys. Arrangements are by Miller- Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. [Lima News, Sep 18, 2001]

Harry Critten
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Oct 6, 1973
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 8, 1911, to Frederick and Louise Beckman.
Married to: Faye Coon
Died: Oct 5, 1973
Survived by: 1 daughter; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters; 1 brother
Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery

Laura Crow
Services will be at 2 p. m. Monday in St. Mark's Lutheran church, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Jacob Schick officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. The body has been removed from Siferd and Brockhart funeral home, Wapakoneta, to the home of Mrs. Edith Schermmel, 503 E. Pearl-st Wapakoneta. [Lima News, May 7, 1950]

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