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Auglaize County, Ohio
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Ellsworth Anson Taylor
Wapakoneta, Jan 3- Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Siferd and Brookhart funeral home for Ellsworth Anson Taylor, 75, who died Tuesday evening at Lima Memorial hospital. rev. Joy Williamson of Anna and Rev. G. W. Herd will be in charge of services and burial will be made in Greenlawn cemetery. Mr. Taylor was born on a farm south of Wapakoneta Nov. 1, 1870, the son of James and Mahala Howell Taylor. He never married and for 31 years prior to 1932 was a salesman for the Bausch & Lomb optical lens company. He was a member of the Methodist church at Botkins and affiliated with the Masonic Blue lodge, chapter, and the Scottish Rite and Shrine at Chicago.
He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Walter Hittepole of this city with whom he made his home for the last year and a half, Mrs. Iva Fogt of Sidney and brothers, Floyd of Sidney, Harom of Botkins and Wilbur Taylor of Dayton. [Lima News, Jan 3, 1946]

Mrs. Chris Thieman
ST. MARYS, April 21, Mrs. Chris Thieman, age 81, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Clausing, E. Spring-st., with whom she had been living for more than a year She had been ill some months. Mrs. Thieman came here from New Bremen where she had lived the greatest part of her life. She is survived by four children; Mrs. Clausing, Mrs. Fred Timmerman, of New Bremen; Leo Thieman of Delaware and Ewald Trieman of Baldwin, Mich. [Lima News, Apr 21, 1930]

Ernest Thomas
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Chiles and Sons-Laman West Wayne Street Chapel for Ernest Thomas, 59, of 467 Ewing Ave. He died at 7 :15 a.m. Tuesday at Lima Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Sept.1,1922, in Auglaize County , the son of Harley and Goldie (Whetstone) Thomas. His mother survives In Lima. Mr. Thomas retired in 1977 after 34 years as t carman for the B&O Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of the United States and Canada Local 386. Survivors also include three brothers, Walter Thomas, Lynn Thomas and Darrell Thomas, all of Lima, and three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Martha) Prine of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Richard (Betty) Boothby of Lima and Mrs. Larry (Ruth) Freed of Elida. Rev. R. Wayne Sharpes will officiate for the services Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, near Cridersville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. [Lima News Sep 9, 1981]

Jean A. Thomas
Jean A. Thomas, 51, of 409 Orena died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at her residence following a six- month illness. Born Oct. 26, 1923, in Auglaize County, she was the daughter of Tnornas G. and Effie (Ohler) Vertner. Her mother survives in Harrod. Her husband, Lloyd A Thomas died April 4, 1968. Surviving are a daughter Joyce M., at home, two brothers, Russell H. and Robert C Vertner, both of Harrod. Mrs. Thomas was a former employe of Westinghouse, a member of the First Church of God and Bethel Chapter 273, Order of the Eastern Star at Waynesfield. Services will be at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, at Chiles and Sons - Laman Chapel of Memories, Rev. Paul E. Donihue officiating with burial in Willow Branch Cemetery, Waynesfield. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. [Lima News, Dec 1, 1974]

Mrs. Adrian Thompson
WAPAKONETA - Mrs. Adrian Thompson, 18, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Line, one mile north of Santa Fe, from dropsy. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. A child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thompson nine weeks ago. [Lima News, Mar 1, 1922]

Byrl N. Thompson
Byrl N. Thompson, 81, of 689 N. Elizabeth St. died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Lima Manor Nursing Home. Born Oct. 15,1901, in New Hampshire,Ohio, she was the daughter of Martin Van Buren and Eva A. (Wallace) Haggard. A homemaker, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivor include three sons, Robert Thompson, Stuart Thompson and Francis Thompson, all of Lima; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; a brother, Gerald Haggard of Toledo; and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Cleta) Wood of Lima. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Chiles and Sons-Laman West Wayne Street Chapel, Bishop Randall L. Steel officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. [Lima News, Feb 28, 1983]

Percy L. Thompson
Percy L. Thompson, 88, formerly of Drayton Plains, Mich. , died at 5 p.m. Aug. 2, 1993, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home. He was born Dec 27,1904, in Auglaize County , to Ellis and Emma Jane (Basil) Thompson. On Dec. 23,1941 he married Cecile C. Holt, who died April 24, 1980. Mr. Thompson was a retired welder with both General Motors and Chrysler corporations. Prior to that he worked at Buckeye Pipeline Co. in Lima . He was a life member of the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge No 21, and the UAW-CIO Union, both in Pontiac , Mich. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Carrol (Velma M.) Winans and Mrs. Wilma M.A. Boyer, both of Spencerville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Adrian Thompson. Services will be at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas E. Baylilff Funeral Home, Spencerville. The Rev. Harold W. Thiedt will officiate. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday in Ottawa Park Cemetery . Oakland , Mich. Friends may call 7 lo 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where Masonic Rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Acadia Lodge No. 306 of Spencerville. [Lima News Aug 3, 1993]

Nora Thrush
Mrs. Nora Thrush, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday in Lima Memorial hospital. She had been a patient at the hospital for the past two months suffering from complications. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Wilcox, Wapakoneta; Mrs. Altha McPheron, Bellefontaine and Mrs, Cleta Coates, Dayton. Four sons, Grover, Wapakoneta, Harley, Convoy, Percy, Route 4, Wapakoneta and Cecil, Jackson Center. Twelve grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Thrush was born in Clay-tp and had been a resident of Auglaize-co all her life. She was a member of the Bethel M.P. church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Tabor church, with Revs. A.E. Oliver, of Ridgeway and Stanley Miller, of New Hampshire officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor mausoleum. The body will remain at the Weygandt funeral home in Waynesfield until time of services. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. [The Lima News- January 15, 1950]

Robert A. Timmerman
Robert A. Timmerman, 62, died at 10 30 am Dec. 27. 1993 at St Rita's Medical Center. He was born Oct 9, 1931, in New Knoxville to Eli and Bertha (Vandermark) Timmerman. On July 21, 1951, he married Wilma Holland, who survives in Lima . Mr. Timmerman was the director of purchasing at Allied Supply Company. He had lived in Tipp City for seven years and transferred back to Lima in 1992. He was a member of Lost Creek Country Club and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No.54 in Lima . He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Other survivors include a daughter. Mrs. John (Cheryl) Lewis of Lima, two sons Rick and Dave Timmerman, both of Lima; two brothers. Ted Timmerman of Lima and Larry Timmerman of Wapakoneta, and five sisters Dorothy Wibbeler of St. Marys, LaRue Shoemaker of Lima Ruth Berry of Dayton, and Delores Burden and Helen Erb, both of Wapakoneta; and five grandchildren great-grandchild. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Siferd Westwood Chapel, Rev. Larry Hopkins will officiate The body will cremated. Friends may call until 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home, where an Elks Lodge of Sorrow service will begin at 7:30 pm. [Lima News, Dec 28, 1993]

Clifton O. Tippie
Clifton O. Tippie, 82, of 716 S. Elizabeth, died at home at 10 a.m. Saturday following a long illness. Born in Auglaize county, May 14, 1884, he was the son of James and Rebecca (?ames) Tippie. His wife, Stella May Rader Tippie, died July 10. 1964. He was retired from BLH. Surviving are a daughter. Mrs. Darrell I Clara) Guy, 720 W. Vine; a son. Orville at home; two brothers, Clarence of Dayton and Cloyd of Wapakoneta; a sister, Mrs. Lee (Ida) Amstutz of Columbus Grove; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bayliff and Sons Funeral Home, Cridersville, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home. [Lima News, Jan 22, 1967]

Robert J. Tobens
Robert J. Tobens, 31, died at 3:30 p.m. Aug 23, 1994, at Lima Memorial hospital. He was born Nov. 26, 1932 in St. Marys. to John A and Appolona Nuseman) Tobens. On Sep 15, 1956, he married Alice Langmeyer who survives. Mr. Tobens was a self-employed salesman and had been coordinator of recycling in St. Marys. He was a 1951 graduate of Memorial High School in St. Marys. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, St. Marys where he was president of the Clown Unit; the American Legion Post 323; where he was past commander; the Disabled American Veterans Fort Barbee Chapter 119; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767; the Celine Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge fourth degree Knights of Columbus and the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran having served from 1952 to 1954. Survivors include four sons, Dean Tobens of Tokyo . John Tobens of Neptune, Ted Tobens of Bennington, Vt., and Benjamin Tobens at home; three sisters Martha Scherer of St. Marys, Carol Long of Orlando, Fla., and Catherine "Beck" Rhodes. of Fayette, Ala.; and seven grandchildren. He preceded in death by a sister. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Heinl will officiate. Burial in Gethsemane Cemetery St. Marys, with full military rites will be conducted by the VFW and American Legion Posts. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p m Friday al Miller Fuleral Home St Marys, where the American legion will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 8:45 p.m. [Lima News, 24 Aug 1994]

William H Toland
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist Episcopal church of New Hampshire. The Rev. Albert Bitters will be in charge of services, with burial in Walnut Hill cemetery, east of new Hampshire. [The Lima News May 8, 1937]

John Trenary
John Trenary, one of the best known and most highly respected pioneer residents of this county, died of consumption at his home one mile west of Celina, on Tuesday, and was burried at the cemetery on Thursday afternoon.  [Minster Home Light, Saturday, Sept 22, 1888]


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