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James P. Madigan

Wapakoneta -- James P. Madigan, 50-year-old World war veteran, died late Saturday night in the Veteran's hospital at Dayton after a long illness. He had been a patient at the hospital for some time. Surviving him are his wife, Mary Jane; three daughters, Mary Jane, Catherine and Rita, and four sons, James jr., Thomas, Robert and Daniel all at home here. Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic church, in charge Rev. Fr. Francis Laudick. Burial in St. Marys Gethsemane cemetery. [Lima News, Jan. 11, 1937]

Roy Mallory
ST. MARYS, Nov: 4 -- Roy Mallory, 54, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mallory. St. Marys, died at a Fremont hospital. He is survived by his wife and two children; five brothers. James L, Wilbur, and Dewey Mallory, St. Marys; Charles Mallory, Lima, and Ada Mallory, Elyna, and one sister, Mrs. Harvey Schroeder, Dayton. Funeral services were hold Sunday afternoon in Fremont and burial was in Lima. [Lima News, Nov 4, 1940]

Julius Marshall
ST. MARYS, Aug. 5 - Funeral services for Julius Marshall, who died at his home in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, were held Monday afternoon at the residence of his mother. Mrs. Samuel K. Marshall, this city. Rev. James H. Lyon officiated and burial was in Elmgrove cemetery. [Lima News, Aug 5, 1940]

Lester Martin
St Johns - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist church for Lester Martin, 71, who died Tuesday at his residence here. Martin had been in ill health for several years.
He was a member of the Methodist church, the I.O.O.F. lodge of St. Johns and encampment of Wapakoneta and the Clay Rebekah lodge of St. Johns.
Martin, who never married, is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ella Darst of St. Johns, and two brothers, Frank of St. Johns and Samuel of Uniopolis.
The body will be removed at 5 p. m. today from the Weygandt funeral home to the residence of Frank Martin to remain until time of services. Rev. L. D. Fauver will conduct the services and burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery, Wapakoneta. [Lima News, Oct 1, 1941]

Lucy M. Martin
St Marys- Lucy M. Martin, 56, died Wednesday evening in Joint Township Hospital. Survivors include her brother, Maxie Hubbard of Prestonburg, Ky., her husband Carl; a son James Crisp of Wapakoneta; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Miller Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral Home. [Lima News, Dec 30, 1976]

Bernard McCullough Sr.
WAPAKONETA - Bernard McCullough Sr., 84, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 20, 1897, In Washington Township, the son of John and Anna Stalder McCullough. On Nov. 30, 1920 he married Olga Schroer, who died Jan. 22, 1978.
Mr. McCullough was a member of New Knoxville United Methodist Church .
Survivors include four sons, Bernard (Barney) McCullough Jr. and Melvin McCullough, both of Wapakoneta, John McCullough of Tucson, Ariz., and Bill McCullough of Tyler, Texas; two daughters. Mrs. Paul (Phyllis) Endicott and Marlene McClintock, both of Lima; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters. Mrs. Walter (Ida) Kruse of Anna, Lydia Tabler and Mrs. Forrest (Pauline) Opperman, both of Wapakoneta; and a brother, Kermit McCullough of New Knoxville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Charles D. Siferd Funeral Home, Rev. James Waugh officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. [Lima News, June 11, 1982]

Leo H. McEvoy
Former St. Marys resident Leo H. McEvoy, 73, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 4, 2003, at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield.
He was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Glynnwood, to John Gerard and Hattie Bell (Duval) McEvoy.
Surviving are two sons, four daughters, three brothers, a sister, a sister-in-law, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A brother, John, and a sister, Catherine, are deceased.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he retired in 1993 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, where he had worked for 43 years. He was a life member and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, St. Marys, and a member of American Legion Post 323 and Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys and the AMVETS, Lakeview.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Heinl officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys. [Daily Standard, Feb 5, 2003]

Chas. McFarland
Wapakoneta - The remains of Chas. McFarland, 17, whose death occurred at Duquesne, Pa., from pneumonia, arrived here today and will be interred Sunday afternoon. [Unknown newspaper, Jan 3, 1920]

Evelyn McIntire
ST MARYS - Evelyn McIntire, 87, died at 9:59 am Tuesday in Auglaize Acres. Wapakoneta.
Survivors include a son, of here, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild: and a sister. Anna Lois Saum of New York . N. Y. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home Burial will he in Elm Grove Cemetery. Friends may call this evening at the funeral home [Lima News, Jan 4, 1978]

Russell L. McKercher
WAPAKONETA - Russell L. McKercher, 71, died at 11:22 a.m. Monday in the emergency room of Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.
He was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Auglaize County , the son of Ferd and Lulu Smith McKercher. On Jan. 1, 1949, he married Marjorie Rader, who survives.
Mr. McKercher was a retired farmer and also was retired from the State Highway Department. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors also include three sons, Fred McKercher of Phoenix, Ariz., Daniel McKercher and John McKercher, both of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John (Sarah) Forsyth of Jackson Center; and a half-sister, Mrs. Louis (Vonda) Long of Toledo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Charles D. Siferd Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, near Uniopolis. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Johns Rescue Squad. [Lima News, Nov 8, 1983]

Guy E. McKinney
New Hampshire -- Guy E. McKinney, 76, died at 2:50 p.m. Friday in Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb., 21, 1902, here. He was married July 15, 1930, to Martha E. Knief, and she died June 4,1968.Survivors include two sons, Duaine of Bangor, Maine, and Lonnie of Rt. 1, Waynesfield; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ila) Wolfe of here and Mrs. George Ed (Marilyn) Morris of Rt. 1, Lakeview; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was a retired employee of Auglaize County Highway Department. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview, Rev. Russell E. Smith and Rev. Gregory A. Leigh, officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Lima News - Dec. 24, 1978]

Ellwood Louis McLean
Ellwood Louis "Mac" McLean, 97, died at 12:10 p.m. May 1, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 9, 1913, in Mansfield, to Russell Arthur and Leona Boulogne McLean, who preceded him in death. On March 20, 1936, he married Norma L. Long, who died April 5, 1997. Mr. McLean was the eldest of three siblings. His father was known as “The Teddy Bear Man” who began buying and handing out teddy bears every Christmas to children in the hospitals in Lima and St. Marys. McLean Teddy Bear Park, Lima, is named after him his father.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, from 1942 until 1944, serving as a machinist at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After the war, he worked in his father's filling station at the point of Pearl and West Auglaize streets, Wapakoneta, and at McLean's News Stand on Perry Street. He retired as a crew foreman from West Ohio Gas Co./Dominion East Ohio Gas. Following his retirement, he became a volunteer firefighter for the city of Wapakoneta. He enjoyed trains his whole life, having a model train layout running through his two sons' bedrooms.
Survivors include a son, Larry (Sandra) McLean, of Wapakoneta; five granddaughters, Laurel (Stephen) Burkholder, of Columbus Grove, Jolie (Jerry) Martin, of Wapakoneta, Erin (Jonathan) Barrette, of Lafayette, Ind., Elise (Craig) Rice, of Celina, and Christy McLean, of Troy; 18 great-grandchildren, Hanne', Emma, Alton and Lillian Burkholder, Jaelyn, Janay, Jessa, Josette, Jayah, Jenya and Jalie Martin, Meredith, Emma and Claire Barrette, and Colton, Brayden, Liam and Cale Rice; his youngest brother, Quinton (Ruth) McLean, of Walled Lake, Mich. He was preceded in death by two sons, Philip, who died Jan. 18, 2009, and Larry McLean; and a brother, Russell V. McLean.
Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. Pastor Steve Clayton will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, May 3, 2011]

Minerva King McPheron
Mrs. Minerva King McPheron, aged 81 years, widow of Jacob McPheron, died at the home of her son John McPheron, 411 south Pine street, at 7:50 o'clock Sunday morning, after a two weeks' illness, due to general debility.
Mrs. McPheron was born in Pennsylvania November 20, 1835. She had lived in this section for many years. Four sons, John, at whose home she died; Milton and Alpheus, also of Lima, and Aaron, of Shawnee township, and one daughter, Mrs. Alice Gilroy, of Lima, survive.
Funeral services will be held from John McPheron's residence at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. W. J. Dunham will officiate. Interment will be made In Morris Hill cemetery, near Waynesfield. [Lima Daily News, Jan 8, 1917]

Harold Elliott Mechling
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jul 27, 1979
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: abt 1916
Married: Jessie M Griffith
Occupation: operated Harold's Flowers for 18 years and was recently employed by Vanderhorst Builders.
Died: Jul 26, 1979 Joint Township hospital
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 2 daughters; 5 grandchildren; 1 sister
Burial: Elm Grove cemetery

Leona Meckstroth
BOTKINS - Mrs. Leona Meckstroth, 79, or Rt. 1 died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. She is survived by her husband Harry; and one son, Robert of Lancaster, of Lancaster.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, Rev. Gary Kwiatek officiating. Burial will be in Pilger-Ruhe Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bornholt Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m. Friday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the time of the services. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. [Lima News, Nov 27, 1974]

Wilhelmina Merkle
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmina Merkle, 74, widow of John Merkle, who died Sunday at her home, 715 W. Auglaize-st, after a two-week illness due to heart trouble, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the residence with Rev. R.J. Loew, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. One son, and three daughters and a brother survive. [Jan 9, 1940, Wapakoneta]

Rosa Meyer
Miss Rosa Meyer, this city, died after a three weeks' illness of typhoid fever, on August 31, 1888, aged 29 years, 11 months, and 28 days. Interment at St. Augustine Cemetery, Sunday, Sept. 2nd. [Source: "Minster Home Light," Minster, OH, Sept. 8, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Melvin B. Miars
Melvin B. Miars, 77, 206 W. Madison St., St. Marys, died at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 7, 2003, at Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, St. Marys. He was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Pleasant Hill, to Vernon and Emma (Rohrbach) Miars.
Surviving are a companion, Waneta Wolfe, St. Marys; two brothers, and three sisters. A brother, Gail, and a sister, Virginia Burden, are deceased.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as a grave digger at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys. He was a member of American Legion Post 323, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, all of St. Marys. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Herb Berry officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery. Calling is after noon Friday at the funeral home. [Daily Standard, Jan 9, 2003]

Christian W. Miller
St Marys - A lingering illness of a heart ailment caused the death in Otis hospital, Celina, Tuesday evening of Christian W. Miller, 78, retired farmer who resided here. He formerly lived in New Bremen.
Surviving are four children; Mrs. Earl Stonerock, of St. Marys; Mrs. Thomas Subwick, of Rocky River; Mrs. Leo Sunderman, of New Bremen and Arthur Miller of Celina. His wife died several years ago.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the residence here with the Rev. J. M. Mechert, pastor of the St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed church in New Bremen, officiating. Burial will be in German Protestant cemetery at New Bremen. [Lima News, Oct 1, 1941]

Robert Miller
Robert Miller, 70, 933 Tecumseh Drive, St. Marys, died at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 2003, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to an apparent aneursym.
He was born Dec. 30, 1932, in Mercer County, to Hubert and Elizabeth (Painter) Miller. On Dec. 20, 1975, he married Helen Given Flinn and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are a companion, Judy Gray, St. Marys; two sons, two daughters, two step-sons, two step-daughters, a sister, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, six step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Dave and Larry, are deceased.
He was a 1950 graduate of Celina High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Foremost Tool Co. and was currently employed as a janitor at East Elementary School, St. Marys. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 323 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767, all of St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Patricia Minnick officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Daily Standard, Jan 7, 2003]

Ruby R Miller
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jun 28, 2002
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sep 27, 1914 in Topeka, Ind to Harry & Eva Nihart Miller
Occupation: retired secretary from ohio Northern University, Ada
Died: Jun 27, 2002 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta
Survived by: 1 sister-in-law; 4 nieces

Mrs. Jacob Moell
WAPAKONETA, Aug 5 - Mrs. Jacob Moell, 73, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at her home south of here on the Dixie-hy after an illness of several years due to complications of diseases. She was horn Jan. 8, 1867, the daughter of William and Genevieve Schneider. She was a member of St. Joseph church and was affiliated with the Christian Mothers sodality. Surviving are the husband: two sons. Paul Moell and William Rotter, the latter by a previous marriage, both of here; a daughter. Mrs. Emil Hardtke of Chicago, and three brothers, Paul and Joseph Schneider of here and Charles Schneider of Union City . Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph church with Rev. Henry Balster officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery, with arrangements in charge of Heinl Bros. and Son. [unknown newspaper/date]

Mary Magdalena Morvilius
St. Mary's Woman Dead
St. Mary's, Jan. 9. - Mrs. Mary Magdalena Morvilius, 80, died yesterday. Six surviving children include Mrs. Sullivan, wife of John L. Sullivan, editor of the East Liverpool Review; Russel Morvilius, Ft. Recovery; Mrs. Charles Hipp, Toledo; Louis Morvilius, Jr. Bluffton, Ind. The funeral is set for Monday afternoon. [The Toledo Blade, 01/09/1913 - Sub. by Kate Watson]
Magdaline Morvilous
Mrs. Magdaline Morvilous, aged 80, wife of the late Louis Morvilous Sr., died at her home Monday. She is survived by three sons and four daughters. [The Lima News, Jan. 4, 1929]

Kathryn Mowery
Kathryn Mowery, 82, died 10:55 am Feb 20, 1994 at Lima Convalescent home. She was born Nov 20, 1901, in Cridersville to Edward and Pyrle (Harruff) Osenbaugh. She married Fredrick Mowery, who is deceased. Mrs. Mowery was a school teacher in the Maumee and Lima school districts and Ruth Rusler's kindergarten class. She also was involved in a shut-in ministry. She was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church and PEO Sisterhood, a member of the Sorosis Club and active in the Methodist Women's Circles, including Ruth Circle at Trinity. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John (Patrrcia) Meinert of Willmer, Minn., and Mrs.Harlan (Janet) Hooker of Tice, Fla. ; and seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death in by a sister, Constance Slonaker. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday al the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles and Sons- Laman funeral Homes. The Rev. William Croy and Jean Horn will officiate. Burial will be in St Matthews Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where a PEO Sisterhood memorial service will begin at 4 p m Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Cerebral Palsy or Trinity United Methodist Church. [Lima News, Feb 21, 1994]

Margaret Mowery
Margaret (Dutch) Mowery, 93, of Cridersville, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta. She was born Oct 6, 1897, in Cridersville, the daughter of George and Jennie (Burke) Baumgardner On Feb. 27, 1924, she married Rhuie Edward (Billy) Mowery, who died Oct. 28,1964. Mrs. Mowery was a cook at Cridersville School and Decker's Restaurant. She was a member of Westview United Methodist Church , Cridersville. Survivors include one son, Ned Mowery of Lima ; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Jean Thomas of Olmsted Falls ; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Rev. Richard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery, Cridersville. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Sep 23, 1991]

C. Richard (Dick) Moyer
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Sep 16, 1985
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 1, 1929, in Auglaize County, the son of Doyle and Audrey Plummer Moyer
Married: Patricia Mowery for 35 years
Occupation: formerly worked for Fisher Cheese Co. in Wapakoneta, he was presently a custodian for the Wayne-Goshen School System.
Died: Sep 12, 1985 Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: wife; parents; 2 sons; 2 daughters; 5 grandchildren; 1 sister
Burial: Willow Branch Cemetery, Waynesfield

Helen Wreede Mox
WAPAKONETA - Helen Wreede Mox, 79, or here, died at 8:15 an Saturday at Auglaize Acres. Mrs. Mox was born Nov.1,1912, in Middle Point the daughter of Vaughn E and Jennie Manship Ladd lo December 1931 she married Roy Wreede, who died in November 1950. In September 1961, the married Lloyd Ware who died in April 1973, in November 1974 she married Clarence Mox who died in November 1980. A homemaker, Mrs. Mox was a member of St Marks Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta and its Deborah Circle. She was a former member of Wapakoneta Senior Citizens. Survivors include three sons, Edison Wreede of Celina, William Wreede of Rushsylvania and Ray Wreede of Plant City , Fla. one daughter. Mrs. Curtis (Barbara) Copeland of Wapakoneta. 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and one brother John Ladd of Big Rapids, Mich. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St Marks Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta. Rev. Timothy R Swanton officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery , New Hampshire. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Patrick Heinl Chapel of Bayllff and Eley Funeral Homes, Wapakoneta. The body will lie in state from 9:30 a. m. until time of services Tuesday at the church. [Lima News, Dec 15, 1991]

Albert L. Mueller
SPENCERVILLE - Albert L. Mueller, 71, died at 11 a.m. Thursday following an apparent heart attack.
He was born March 26, 1911, in Auglaize County, the son of Ermand and Mary C. Steva Mueller. On Feb. 2, 1942, be married Mary C. Proffitt, who survives.
Mr. Mueller was a retired farmer and worked with his brother in maintenance at Reliable Buffing Co. for 25 years.
Survivors also include three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Judi) Richardson of Venedocia, Jean Mueller of San Jose, Calif, and Mrs. Jack (Dixie M.) Kuenning of St. Marys; a son, John A. Mueller of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Mueller of Muncie and Donald (Abe) Mueller of Spencerville; and two sisters, Ann Cunningham of Celina and Mrs. Matt (Margaret) Mattson of Jackson Heights, N.Y.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Rev. Hugh W. Bowland officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys. [Lima News, Nov 19, 1982]

Hiram Murlin
Hon. Hiram Murlin died at his residence on West Fayette street, on Tuesday, September 17th, after a lingering illness. Mr Murlin was born in Hardin county, Kentucky, April 4th, 1828, and came to this county in 1850 where he followed the profession of teaching for several years. In 1853 he was married to Miss Emily Shepherd, whose death occured several years ago, and the early part of their married life was passed on a farm in Center township. Elected county clerk in 1860, he removed to this place and served six years in the capacity of a county officer. In 1873 he was elected a member of the Ohio Legislature and served one terma. For a number of years Mr. Murlin was included among our most prominent attorneys-at-law and reaped the benefits of a large and lucrative practice. Funeral services were held at the residence at ten o'clock this (Wednesday) morning by Rev. ?.S. Axtell, after which the remains were interred at the Celina cemetery, the attornies of the place acting as pall bearers. [Minster Home Light, Saturday, Sept 22, 1888]

Eugene C. Mutschler
Wapakoneta - Eugene C. Mutschler, 64, a blacksmith for 36 years at Fryburg, east of here in Pushetz-tp, died after a long illness. He is survived by his widow and five children. Mrs. L. R. Carpenter of Lima is a sister. Burial in Botkins cemetery. [Lima News, May 2, 1922]


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