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Obituaries and Death Notices

Gertrude Hartman
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Gertrude Hartman, 81, who died at her home in Wapakoneta June 27, were held there Wednesday.  Interment in the Wapakoneta cemetery.  Deceased was an aunt of John Ohns, of this city.  Mr. and Mrs. Ohns have just returned from Wapakoneta.  [The Bellefontaine Republican. (Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio), 05 July 1904]

Raymond D. Hayhurst
Raymond D. Hayhurst, 79, died at 3:34 p.m. Jan. 1, 2010, in Richland Manor, Bluffton. He was born July 4, 1930, in Montana Mines, W.Va., to Charles Clyde and Gertrude M. (Horwalt) Hayhurst, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Hayhurst was a retired inspector for General Dynamics, Lima. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Orioles lodge in Lima. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea.
Survivors include three sons, three daughters, 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Russell Ray Hayhurst, of Daytona, Fla. Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 11 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Military rites will be observed following the services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445, Wapakoneta. [Lima News, Jan 4, 2010]

Lydia Heil
ST. MARYS, Jan, 2- Mrs. Lydia Heil, age 55, formerly of St, Marys, died at the State hospital at Gallipolis, according to word received here by her daughter, Mrs. Russell Fisher. Her body was brought to the Fisher home and funeral services were held there Tuesday afternoon.
Surviving Mrs. Heil are eight children, Mrs, Russell Fisher, Mrs. Bernard Stuehr, Miss Clarabelle Heil, all of St. Marys, Mrs. Mines Custer of Dayton, Victor Heil, Mrs. Forest Gill, Miss Mary Heil, all of Toledo , and Mrs. Frayne Lane of Buckland. Burial in St Marys, Ohio. [Lima News, Jan 2, 1940]

Stella C Hemmert
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jun 11, 1981
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jun 12, 1906 in Botkins to Edward & Elizabeth Brockert Hemmert
Occupation: fomerly employed as a civil service nurse
Died: Jun 10, 1981 at Wapak Manor Nursing Home
Survived by: 1 brother; 2 sisters
Military: WWII & Korea War Veteran having obtained the rank of Major
Burial: St Joseph Cemetery

Donald G. Hengstler
Donald G. Hengstler, 67, died at 9 p.m., Feb 27, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. Dr. Alex Gondola will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Mar 3, 2005]

James Hensley
James "Muscles" Hensley, 75, 105 Gas St., St. Marys, died at 11:40 a.m. Dec. 31, 2002, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, following an extended illness.
He was born July 28, 1927, to Mayo Hensley and Rebecca (Caudill) Hensley Smallwood. The mother resides in St. Marys.
Surviving are six sons, a daughter, a brother, a sister,of Fort Smith, Ark.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Charles and Ivan Hensley, and a sister, Betty Jo Jurosic, are deceased.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. [Daily Standard, Jan 2, 2003]

Alvina H. Hertenstein
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News Aug 11, 1983
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 31, 1899, in Noble Township , Auglaize County, the daughter of William and Louise Vogel Kettler
Married to: Harvey R. Hertenstein for 22 years
Died: Aug 10, 1983 at the Valley Nursing Home
Survived by: 2 daughters; 4 grandchildren; 3 sisters
Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery

Alfred Ernst W. Hirschfeld
New Bremen -- Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gilberg and Hegemier funeral home, the Rev. J.C. Melchert of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church officiating, for Alfred Ernst W. Hirschfeld, 47, who died in his N. Main-st home after having been ill several years with complications. Burial will be in German Protestant cemetery. [Lima News, Jan. 12, 1946]

Alice (Lowry) Hobbs
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice (Lowry) Hobbs, 50, wife of Charles Hobbs, who died Friday at her home near Uniopolis. Interment will be at Fairmount cemetery, near Uniopolis.
Death followed illness of two years from a complication of diseases. Besides her husband, a son Clarence; her mother, Mrs. Eliza Lowry and a brother, James Lowry, both of Uniopolis, are left. Mrs. W. J. Murphy, Keil-apts, Lima, and Mrs. Robert Butler, Uniopolis, are surviving sisters. [Lima News, Mar 26, 1922]

Gustave A. Hoge
Gustave A. Hoge, 77, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys. surviving are his wife Mary A., two sons, Robert R. of Birmingham, Mich., and Ned W. of Akron; two daughters Mrs. Robert E. (Mary Anne) Hirschfeld of St. Marys and Mrs. Don (Ruth) List of Columbus; and 11 grandchildren. He was a buyer and supervisor of the Hoge Lumber Co. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. [The Lima News- Feb 20, 1976]

Mary M. Howard
St Marys - Mary M. Howard, 72, mother of movie director, William K. Howard, of Beverly Hills, Calif., died at 7:30 a.m. in her home here of a heart ailment.
Surviving is her husband Patrick C., and four children including the movie director, C. J. of Minneapolis and Thomas of St Marys and a daughter, Mrs. A. M. Thomason, of Washington, D. C. Three grandchildren also survive in addition to a sister, Miss Anna Kerrigan a brother, John, both of Union City, Ind. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic church here. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. [Lima News, Oct 1, 1941]

Ferd L. Howell
Wapakoneta - Ferd L. Howell, operator of a coal yard and building supply firm here, died unexpectedly at his home early Monday of heart disease. He was stricken ill Sunday night. His home was on E. Pearl-st. Surviving are the widow, two daughters and a son. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. [Lima News, Feb 3, 1936]

Dewey Hower
Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Sunday in the Church of God for Dewey Hower, 44, of Westminster , who died Thursday in Memorial hospital. Rev. C. L. Quinn and Rev. H. C. Carpenter) will conduct the services and burial will be in Walnut Hill cemetery, east of New Hampshire . Hower is survived by his wife, Alta; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hower of Lewistown; six brothers, John and Corwin of Limn, Ray and Emery of Bellefontaine, and Lewis and William of Lewistown. The body will remain at the residence until time of services. [Lima News, Apr 3, 1942]

Donald J. Huber
Donald J. Huber, 68, 13611 McCartyville Road, McCartyville, died at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24, 2003, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. He had been ill four weeks.
He was born March 31, 1934, in Dayton, to Urban and Marian (Moeller) Huber. The mother survives in Coldwater. On Oct. 3, 1954, he married Marlene Bornhorst who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, three daughters, four sisters, two sisters-in-law, 12 grandchildren.
Three brother proceeded him in death,
He retired from Reliable Products, St. Marys, and was a self-employed tool and die maker and farmer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, McCartyville, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391, Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Pat Welsh officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster. [Daily Standard, Feb 25, 2003]

Jesse Hudson
Wapakoneta -- Funeral services for Mrs. Jesse Hudson, 85, formerly of St. Marys, who died Wednesday in the Auglaize-co Infirmary following an extended illness, were held at 2 p.m. Friday in a W. Auglaize-st funeral home with Rev. George Herd officiating. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery. She was born Oct 27, 1853, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and with her husband came to make their home in St. Marys in 1900. Both were admitted to the home in 1925. Her husband preceded her in death. She was a member of First Methodist church. A stepson and stepdaughter survive. [Unknown newspaper, Jan 5, 1940]

Genevieve (Geri) Huebner
WAPAKONETA - Genevieve (Geri) Huebner, 62, died at 4:20 p. m. Monday at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born March 30, 1918, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the daughter of John and Hazel Lee Johnston. On Oct. 23, 1948, she married Charles W. Huelmer, who survives.
Mrs. Huebner was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moulton, and Eagles Auxiliary 691.
Survivors also include three sons, four daughters, 12 grandchildren; and a brother, Lee W Johnston of Fort Wayne, Ind. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Charles D. Slferd Funeral Home. Rev. Dennis Proux officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m Wednesday at the funeral home. Eagles Auxiliary will bold memorial services at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, May 20, 1980]

Albert Huenke
NEW BREMEN- Albert Huenke, 83, of Rt. 1, died at 11:20 p.m. Friday in Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
Born in New Bremen June 26, 1891, he was a son of the late Albert and Minnie (Jordan) Huenke. His wife, the former Elsie Berend, whom he married on Feb. 24, 1916, died May 3, 1968.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Marguerite) Rackle of Chagrin Falls and Mrs. Frank (Louise) Dicke of here; one brother; one sister; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bornhold Funeral Home, Rev. Roger E. Perl officiating. Burial will be in the German Protestant Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime today and until time of services Monday. [Lima News, Sep 22, 1974]

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