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Auglaize County, Ohio
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Anna Lanning
Mrs. Anna Bubp Lanning was born June 7, 1814. With her parents she came in this county when a child. She had eight sisters and three brothers. One sister and two brothers survive her. July 3rd., 1836 she was united in the sacred marriage taie with Benjamin H. Lanning. To this union was given eight children, four girls and 4 boys. The husband and father and one son and one daughter preceded her to the better land. There are twenty-nine grandchldren and thirty-two great grandchildren. she was baptized and confirmed in a German Lutheran church and on March 24, 1877, transferred her membership to the First Lutheran church, in Wapakoneta. She was a good woman and lived to the ripe old age of 90 years, 8 months, 26 days. The end came peacefully on March 3, 1905, at the home of her son-in-law, Albert sifrit, on West Benton street. Funeral services were held from this home and at the First Luthera church, Sunday March 5, 1905, at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. J. H. Culler. A large number of friends were present expressing their sympathy with the sorrowing ones. The burial was in the old cemetery.
[Wapakoneta Democrat/unknown date; Submitted by Tina Hursh: NOTE: died March 3,1905 Wapak - nee BUBP- born June 7,1814 Penn.-8 sisters 3 brothers - m'd Benjamin Lanning July 3,1836 who died-8 children 2 died 90y 8m 26d- buried Old Cemetery.]

Mildred M. Lanning

Mildred M. Lanning, 70, of Cridersville, died a 3: 20 am today in Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born in Marion, Ind.. Oct 7, 1907, the daughter of Linton and Minnie (Chamberlin) Numbers. She married Melvin M Lanning, who survives. Survivors in addition to her husband include a son. Larry Lanning of Cridersville, a daughter, Mrs. William (Helen June) Hackman of Russells Point, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two brothers, Robert Numbers of Cridersville and William Numbers of Lima , and two sisters, Mrs. Homer (Ann) DeLong, and Mrs. Joseph (Geraldine) Bowers, both of Cridersville. Services will be Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. in Bayllff and Sons Funeral Home, Cridersville, with the Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Uniopolis. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Thursday. [Lima News, Jul 18, 1978]

Vernon M Lanning
WAPAKONETA - Services will be at 10:30 a.m Saturday at the First English Lutheran Church for Vernon M Lanning, 89. He died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home following a two-month illness. He was born Jan. I6, 1893, in Wapakoneta, the son of William and Mary Winemiller Lanning. His wife Edna, died Jan 15,1979. Mr. Lanning was a rural letter carrier on Wapakoneta Route 6 for 39 years. He was also a retired farmer. He was a life member of the First English Lutheran Church, a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association and American Legion He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include a son, Alvin Lanning of Wapakoneta: and four daughters. Geneura Lanning of Wapakoneta, Mrs. John L. (Guinevere) Smith of Wilmington, Mrs. John W. (Vernita) Mould of Oxford and Mrs. William (Vernoleen) Elliott of Piqua. Rev. H. Eldon Akerman will officiate for the services. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery . Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Charles D. Siferd Funeral Home. [Lima News, Mar 4, 1982]

Catherine Larkin
ST. MARYS. Feb. 4, Mrs. Catherine Larkin, 64, widow of Martin M. Larkin who operated a shoe store here for many years, died Monday afternoon in her home, here following an illness of five years. Mrs. Larkin had operated the store since her husband died four years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Larkin moved to St. Marys from Ada 36 years ago. They had seven children, all of whom survive: Mary Catherine and Joseph, at home; Thomas and Martin, of St. Marys; William, of Charlestown, S. C. James, of Joliet, Ill., and Edward, of Lexington, Ky.
Mass will be celebrated for Mrs. Larkin Thursday morning in Holy Rosary church here. Burial will be in Gethsemane cemetery. Hour of mass was undetermined at noon, Tuesday. [Lima News, Feb 4, 1941]

Elizabeth E. Larkin
ST. MARYS - Elizabeth E. Larkin, 89, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at Valley Nursing Home. St. Marys. She was born May 6, 1903, in Auglaize County , the daughter of August and Emma (Ladd) Shelby. On June 3. 1923. she married J. Thomas Larkin, who died Jan. 21, 1986. Mrs. Larkin was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society. Survivors include two daughters. Kathleen Klosterman of St. Marys and Mrs. Joe (Jane) Lersky of Celina; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbur Shelby, Francis Shelby and Frederick Shelby; and three sisters, Lillian Moering, Leona Allen and Clara Greene. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Rev. David A. Heinl officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys Chapel. [Lima News, Nov 30, 1992]

Charles William Leininger
Charles William Leininger, 77, Route 1, Jackson Center, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 19. He had been ill six weeks.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church near Jackson Center. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emma Hodge, Jackson Center; a brother George, Route 1, Jackson center; a niece who resided with him, Mrs. Faren Shaffer, and several other nieces and nephews. Three brothers and four sisters are dead.
The body will remain at the Van Horn funeral home in Jackson Center for services at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. C. J. Kettler will officiate and burial will be in St. Mark's church cemetery. [Lima News, Jan 6, 1949]

Joseph Leininger
Wapakoneta, June 15- An extended illness ended in death Sunday night of Joseph Leininger, 85, of Fryburg, near here. A retired farmer, the deceased was born, Oct. 8, 1850 in Auglaize co, the son of Philip and Elizabeth Stable Leininger. He was a life long resident of this county. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Powell at the family home, and mrs. Catherine Sellers, of Bridgsdale, Calif. Funeral is expected to be Wednesday morning at Fryburg, with burial in Fryburg. [Lima News, June 15, 1936]

Anthony Edward Lichtle
UNIOPOLIS - Anthony Edward Lichtle II, 5 1/2 months old of here, died at 11:51 p.m. Friday at the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo , of a congenital heart problem. He was born Nov. 17,1980 in Lima , the son of Anthony E- and Tamara Lee Beal Lichtle, who survive at home. Survivors include a sister, Kate Elizabeth Lichtle, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lich_ tie of Mansfield; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Vivian Martin of Mansfield; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Beal of Mansfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hardin of Columbus; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Shoup of Mansfield; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Hill of Columbus. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Father George Kuzara officiating. Burial will be In St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, May 3, 1981]

Joshua J. Loomis
WAYNESFIELD - Services for former Waynesfield resident, Joshua J. Loomis, 83, of Ansonia, will be 10 a.m. Friday in Oliver's Funeral Home, Ansonia. Burial will be in Willow Branch Cemetery.
Mr. Loomis died Tuesday morning in his home. Born March 1, 1888, in Auglaize County, he was the son of E. J. and Judy Montague Loomis. He married Edna Downing in 1920 and she died Jan. 7, 1968.
Surviving are a son, Junior J. of Union City, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Freeda) Kochensparger of Rossburg, Mrs. Harry (Betty Jane) Walker of Menlo Park, Calif., Mrs. Wayne (Maxine) Munn of Union and Mrs. Eugene (Rebecca) Hemmelgarn of Fort Recovery; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Gross of 118 Haller, Lima, Mrs. Julia Sybert of 425 W. Vine, Lima, and Mrs. Thelma Smith of Belle Center; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children. [Lima News, Feb 17, 1972]

Lezetta Lucas
Mrs. Lezetta Lucas, 32, died at her home here today. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug 31, 1917]

Joseph Ludlum
St Marys - The burial of Joseph LUDLUM, 84, will take place in Port Jefferson where funeral services also will be held. Mr. LUDLUM died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice KISHLER-KRUMMERY with whom he had been living for the last 23 years. He is survived by six children: Mrs. KISHLER-KRUMMERY, Mrs. Joseph BENNETT, East Liberty, Mrs. Bessie VOY, Dayton; Roy LUDLUM, Port Jefferson, Sam LUDLUM, Sidney; Mrs. Bernice COLE, Bodkins. [Lima News, November 2, 1930]

Hugh T. Lusk
Funeral services for Hugh T. Lusk, 83, who died Thursday noon, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alma Harrod, 607 Fairview ave, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wesley M.E. church. Burial will be in Lusk cemetery, west of Waynesfield. [Lima News, Jan 18, 1935]

Jason H. Lusk
St Johns, Sep 3- Funeral services for Jason H. Lusk, 73, pioneer resident of this village, who died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Wills, at Piqua, will be held here at 3 p.m. Sunday in the First M. E. church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The widow, three daughters and two sons survive. [Lima News, Sep 3, 1933]

Sophia Lusk
Mrs. Sophia Lusk, 73, died at a. m. Thursday at the home of her son, Wilbur R. Lusk 404 1/2 N. Main-st, of complications after an illness of one week.
Born in Auglaize-co, Mrs. Lusk had made her home here for the past 18 months. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. J. C. Elsass, Wapakoneta; Mrs. Jacob Zorn, Jackson Center ; one brother, A. E. Helminger. Botkins; two step-sisters, Mrs. Edna Carter, Wapakoneta, and Mrs. Erma Parlette, Adrian, Mich. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Cantwell funeral home. Burial will be in Fairmont cemetery, Auglaize-co. The body will remain at the funeral home until time of the services. [Lima News, Nov 7, 1940]

Anna Lutterbein
New Knoxville -- Services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the residence and at 2 p.m. at the First Evangelical Reformed church here for Mrs. Anna Lutterbein, 72, who died Wednesday at her home. Dr. D. A. Bode will officiate, with burial in Pilger Ruhe cemetery. She is survived by a son Donald, two grandchildren, here, a sister, Mrs. Carolina Schmidt, near Wapakoneta, and a brother, W. A. Stork, of Bellefontiane. The body is at the residence. [Lima News, Jan. 5, 1951]

Ruth Lybarger
WAPAKONETA - Ruth Lybarger, 85, of here, died Tuesday a her residence. She was born July 9, 1901, in Donnelsville, Ill., the daughter of Eben and Julie Sperry. On March 9, 1924, she married Ora Lybarger, who died in 1975.
Mrs. Lybarger was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church , Wapakoneta. Survivors include one son, David Lybarger of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Mary Lou) Fritz of Rawson and Mrs. Paul (Janet) Koenig of New Bremen; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Gene Sperry of Illinois, Roy Sperry of Florida and Keith Sperry of Van Wert. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Patrick Heinl Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, Rev. Louis Bell and Rev. Carl Miller officiating. Burial will be in Buckland Cemetery . Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Oct 22, 1986]

Roy Lykins
St. Marys - Roy Lykins, 65, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past three years. He was married Nov 4, 1935 to Sarah Banks, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Janice) Chiles, of Troy, and Mrs. Frank (Frances) Bowling and Mrs. Larry (Florence) Townsend, both of here and eight grandchildren. The family moved from Kentucky to St. Marys in 1954. He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., until he retired in 1972. Burial in Elm Grove cemetery. [Lima News, May 28, 1973]

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