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Ollie Mine Rains
WAPAKONETA - Ollie Mine Rains, 68, died at 9:45 am. Sunday at her home following an extended Illness.
She was born Dec. 19, 1912, in Wallen's Ridge. Tenn., the daughter of Robert and Alice (West) Margraves. On Dec. 21, 1929, she married Frank J. Rains, who survives. Survivors also include four sons, four daughters.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Rev. Herman Smith officiating. Burial will be in Bt. Matthews Cemetery. Cridersville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Lima News, Aug 31, 1981]

Velma R Ralston
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Oct 8, 2000
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec 20, 1946 in Connersville, Ind to Alvin & Virginia Hendricks Stamm
Married: Craig Ralston for 25 years
Occupation: homemaker & had been employed as a janitor for Agway Corp
Died: Oct 7, 2000 at Valley Nursing Home
Survived by: husband; 2 sons; 1 daughter; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 9 grandchildren
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Auglaize County

George Phillip Ramga
George Phillip Ramga, 88, died at 6:30 p.m., Dec 29, 1995 in Rittman.He was born Sept. 16, 1907 in Buckland to Phillip A. and Lucy Belle (Kurtz) Ramga. Survivors include a sister Florence Ramga Wertenberger of Orange City, Fla.He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Earl, and Cecil Ramga; and three sisters, Mildred Ashdown, Edith Showalter and Eva Coon.Services were Tuesday at Hillard Cox and Mullaney Funeral Home, Wadsworth. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. today at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. [Lima News, Jan. 3, 1996]

Sandra Jean Reed
Sandra Jean Reed, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn W. Reed of Waynesfield, died Tuesday afternoon at the residence an hour after birth. She is survived by her parents and her grandparents. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Van Horn funeral home with Rev. H. C. Carpenter; of Russell Point, officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hills cemetery, cast of New Hampshire. [Lima News, Apr 8, 1942]

Janice L Regula
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jun 18, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 4, 1928 in Auglaize Co to Albert & Goldie Ruck Lunz
Married: Ralph Regula for 56 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Jun 16, 2011 at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home
Survived by: husband; 2 daughters; 1 son; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild 2 sisters
Burial: Mt Tabor Cemetery

Mrs. Phillip Reier
Wapakoneta- Ninety-eight great-grandchildren and 77 grandchildren and ten children survive Mrs. Phillip Reier, mother of Phillip Reier of this city, whose death occurred Monday evening. Mrs. Reier was 90 years of age at the time of her death. She was twice married and the mother of 15 children. [Lima News, Sep 10, 1924]

Harold A Resh
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Mar 29, 2003
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 12, 1911 in Galion to Jacob A & Mary M King Resh
Married: Thelma Coffey; Lucille Galvin
Occupation: pattern maker from Ohio Steel Foundry
Died: Mar 28, 2003 at Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: 1 daughter; 1 sister; 1 grandchild
Burial: cremation

Agnes Richardson
Mrs. Agnes Richardson, who for several years was a resident of Spencerville, but who about three months ago broke up housekeeping and went to live with her son, John, at Ada, died here Tuesday morning of last week, from the effects of a second stroke of paralysis, she having received the first stroke about two days ago.
She was aged 81 years, 7 months and 18 days. At the age of 16 years she was united in marriage with D.L. Richardson,with whom she lived happily for 56 years, he having departed this life in 1891. She was the mother of 13 children, all of whom she raised to maturity before death entered the home. Two daughters and one son have gone on before.
She leaves behind 108 descendants- 6 daughters, 4 sons, 51 grand-children and 17 great-grand-children,and many friends to mourn her sudden taking away.
Funeral services were held at Buckland Christian Church after which the remains were buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, beside those of her husband.
She joined the Christian church in early life and ever after lived strictly up to the discipline of the church and died in full faith of receiving just reward for a Christian life well spent. [An Ada Newspaper - Aug 30, 1900 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson]

Daniel Landon Richardson
Daniel Landon Richardson, died March 15,1891 in Wapakoneta. 74y 4m 18d
Born Aug 17,1816 in Shelby Co., Ohio. Oldest resident of Auglaize Co. and one of the largest property owners in Logan twp., He moved to Wapakoneta about 16 years ago. Married Miss Agnes Francis in Franklin Co. ,Ohio in 1835. Lived in Franklin Co. 11 years and came to this area in 1846,locating on a farm on the Auglaize river 7 miles north west of here. Entered the ministry of the Christian church in 1844.
Traveled by horseback to reach the people in those days as there were no churches. His father William Richardson was also a minister. He died at Hamer, Paulding Co., He was 109 y 8d., His wife bore 13 children,8 girls and 5 sons. 11 children still survive,52 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. His wife was born Jan 3,1819 in Virginia. Services at Oak Grove, west of town. Buried Greenlawn Cemetery. [The Auglaize County Democrat, March 19,1891 - Submitted by Ralph Richardson]

Richter (Infant)
St Marys, O., Jan 3- The three months' old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Richter, west South street, was found dead in its bed, about noon Tuesday, by Mrs. Richter. Mrs. Richter does not recall how much time had elapsed since she had fed the child from a bottle. The cause of the fatality is not positively known. The infant had been delicate from birth and recently was afflicted with convulsions(?). [Lima Daily News, Jan 3, 1912]

John Riebesell
St Marys, July 20- John Riebesell, 66, died yesterday at his home on the Wapakoneta-rd, east of Moulton. He had been ill three weeks of paralysis. He was born in Germany, Dec. 19, 1860. Surviving are his wife and seven children; Mrs. Hattie Hensley, William and Ella, all of Columbus, Mrs. Charles Frey of St. Marys, henry of New York City, Theodore of Lima, and Mrs. Charles Rush, of Warren. He was a member of the Lutheran Trinity church at Moulten and was the oldest charter member among the men. Services will be held from the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Elmgrove cemetery here. [Lima News, Jan 7, 1921]

Abb (Bob) Roberts
NEW BREMEN - Abb (Bob) Roberts, 83, died at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a relative following a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a daughter, Mrs. Chet (Betty Lou) Cross of Toledo; and two grandchildren. He was a retired employe of the Budd Co. of Detroit. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Vornholt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens , St. Marys. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the St. Marys Veterans of Foreign Wars post. [Lima News, Dec 16, 1976]

Richard O. Robinson, Sr.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. Rev. John Spyker will officiate. Burial in Elm Grove cemetery. [The Lima News, Sep. 29, 2002]

Raymond E. Rosengarten
Raymond E. “Ray” Rosengarten, 85, died at 4:40 p.m. April 24, 2011, at the Joint Township District M e m o r a Hospital, St. Marys. He was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Mercer County to Julius & Frances Lump Rosengarten, who preceded him in death. On June 21, 1950, he married Margaret F. Huelskamp, who survives. Mr. Rosengarten retired from the civil service and from the Wapakoneta Daily News. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was a loyal friend to many. He enjoyed woodworking, tinkering on various projects and landscaping. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific and European theaters. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard; and three sisters, Lucille Bellamy, Alice Geise and Alfreda Case. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445. Private family burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Fryburg. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. [Lima News, Apr 26, 2011]

John Adam Ruck
Died -- John Adam Ruck, 56, uremia. [Lima News Jan 7, 1921]

Ralph H. Ruck
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Apr 8, 1976
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 13, 1893, in Wapakoneta, the son of Edward and Flora Kentner Ruck
Married: Cornelia Orphal for 33 years
Occupation: retired alter 25 years with the Deisel-Wemmer Cigar Co. and retired after 20 years as custodian of Wapakoneta City Schools.
Died: Apr 7, 1976 St. Rita's Hospital, Lima
Survived by: 2 daughters; 1 son; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers
Military: WWI Army Veteran
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery

Harvey E. Rumple
Rockford native Harvey E. Rumple, 77, Vine Street, Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2003, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home, where he had resided since February 1998.
He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Rockford, to Cloyd and Goldie (Shock) Rumple. On May 9, 1947, he married Ada J. Hook who survives.
Also surviving are five sons, two daughters, a brother, a sister, 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A brother, James, and a sister, Bessie Logan, are deceased.
He retired in 1988 as a supervisor at the Ford Motor Co., Lima Engine Plant, where he had worked for more than 31 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned a Purple Heart. He was a 1944 graduate of Parkway High School and a member of the Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday at the church, the Revs. Paul Hazelton, John Rumple and Ward Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton, with graveside rites by the Wapakoneta Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, and after noon Monday at the church. [Daily Standard, Feb 22, 2003]

Helen E Ryan
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jun 17, 2011
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 9, 1927 in Herrin, Ill to Rev O.V. & Faye Rhoads Mewbourn
Married: Rex Baker; Charles Ryan
Died: Jun 15, 2011 at Celina Manor Nursing Home
Survived by: 1 son; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery, St Marys

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