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Obituaries and Death Notices

Hannah A Bacon
KENTON, Jan. 30-Mrs. Hannah A Bacon who would have been 90 years old on Saturday, died at her home here yesterday after a serious illness of only a few hours. She was the mother of John M. Baron, of Lima.
The aged woman had been in failing: health for about two years. Her death was due to infirmities of age. She was born Feb.1 1845 in Franklin-co hut had lived here for about 65 years. She was the youngest of a family of eight girls, all now dead. She was married in 1864 to William E. Bacon who died in 1907. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nettie Shope of Kenton and four sons, Erwin and Eugene Bacon of Forest, John M. Bacon of Lima and William Bacon, east of Kenton; Three sons and one daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p. m. in the Epworth Methodist church here with the Rev. B. HI. Wibbeler, pastor, in charge. Burial will be in Norman cemetery, near here. The body will remain at the late home, 308 Smith-av. Kenton.
[Lima News, Jan 30, 1941]

Sophia Bacon
Kenton -- Thursday at 2:30 p.m. services will be held for Mrs. Sophia Bacon, 59, who died at Antonio hospital late Monday after a year's illness. Rev. A. A. Ames, pastor of the Kenton Church of Christ, will officiate at the Porter funeral home. Burial will be in Norman cemetery. She was married to Ora C. Bacon, who died in 1936. Surviving are three sons, Calvin, Eber and Harry all of Kenton; two brothers, John and William Zurcher, both of Kenton, and five grandchildren.
[The Lima News - Feb. 12, 1941]

Irvin Baertsche
DUNKIRK - Irvin Baertsche, 93, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton. He was born in Hardin County on Oct. 6, 1889, the son of Jacob and Marean Howard Baertsche. On May 1, 1916, he married Grace Ripley, who survives. Mr. Baertsche was a retired grocer, who owned and operated Baertsche Grocery in Dunkirk. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Dunkirk. For 65 years, he was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge in Dunkirk. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star chapter in Dunkirk.
Survivors also include two daughters, Mrs. Marean Howard of Dunkirk and Mrs. Donald Mozelle Saylor of Lima; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary McCloud of Marion and Mrs. Maude Pope of Miami, Fla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church here, Rev. Ed Collver officiating. Burial will be in Dunkirk Cemetery. Friends may call at Price Funeral Home here after 2 p.m. today and anytime Monday.
[Lima News, Feb 27, 1983]

Curtis Bailey
Kenton --Curtis Bailey, 76, of Taylor Creek-tp, died at the Hardin-co hospital Thursday morning after a several month's illness. Born Sept. 12, 1869 he had been a lifetime resident of that township where he was a farmer. He is survived by one son Robert of Kenton, and one granddaughter. Services were to be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from Schindewolf funeral home.
[The Lima News, Jan. 5, 1946]

Guernsey Baker
Kenton - Funeral services for Guernsey Baker, 82, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Price Funeral Home with Dr. Ross Wilhide, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which he was an active member, in charge. Baker died at his late home Wednesday evening after a four day serious illness with complications. He was born in Goshen-tp on Oct 20, 1859, and had resided his entire lifetime in this county. In 1882 he was united in marriage to Margaret Perry who survives with a son, Karl M. Baker, and one grandson.
[Lima News, Apr 10, 1941]

Inez Baldwin
KENTON, Jan. 2-Miss Inez Baldwin, 69, native of Hardin-co, died at the home of a nephew, F. C. Sponsler of seven miles west of Kenton on Thursday. She had gone to her nephew's home last Sept. 22 when she first was taken ill. She was born near Mt. Victory on Oct. 20, 3872, and spent her entire lifetime in Hardin-co. She was a school teacher for many years and was an active member of First Methodist church here. She was the last member of her family but is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Schindewolf funeral home here at a time and day yet to be determined. Dr. Rose Wilhide, pastor of First Methodist church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Hale cemetery, near Mt. Victory.
[Lima News, Jan 2, 1942]

John I. Baransy
ADA, Nov. 2-John I. Baransy, 71, grain and feed dealer, died Saturday at his home at 716 S. Johnston-st after an illness of two weeks. Baransy, a member of the Masonic lodge, was born in Russia and came to this country at the age of 14.
He is survived by his wife, Emma; two sons, Homer, of Sulphur, Okla., and Marvin, of Newton, Pa., and two daughters, Mrs. Eulah Greer, of Drexel Hill, Pa., and Mrs. Florine Jacobs, of Delphos. The body will remain at the Lantz funeral home where services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday. Rev. W. A. Condon, of the Presbyterian church, of which Baransy was a member, will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Lima News, Nov 3, 1940]

Thomas A. Barlow
KENTON, Apr. 6-Final rites for Thomas A. Barlow, 71, of 515 E. Ohio-st, who died suddenly of coronary thrombosis at his home early Wednesday, will be held at 3 p. m. Friday at Schindewolf funeral home. Rev. H. E. Pfister will officiate, and burial will be in Grove cemetery. Mr. Barlow was born in Kenton July 3, 1878, the son of Thomas J. and Elizabeth Barlow, pioneer residents. He married Ella Shawd who died in 1941. He later married Addie Wilcox who survives with one sister, Mrs. J. A. Baumunk of Wichita, Kans., and one brother, Jesse S. Barlow of Kearny, Neb.
[Lima News, Apr 6, 1950]

Devella Barrett
Mrs. Devella M. Barrett, 78, of 636 Highland Ave., died Wednesday in the Colonial Nursing Home where she was a patient for two weeks. Surviving are her husband, Laurence F., daughters, Mrs. Vivian Liebnau and Mrs. Sally Duncan, sister, Mrs. Jessie Sleek, and brothers, Cecil, Arden, Harold, and Meredith Gardner. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Patterson, O., M.E. Church. The body will be in the Walker-Feilbach mortuary, Talmadge Road, Friday after 2 p.m. Devella was born in Patterson, Hardin County, Ohio, and died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.
[unknown newspaper, unknown date - Submitted by Gladys Gardner]

Laurence Barrett
Laurence F. Barrett, 82, formerly of Highland Avenue, died Thursday in Toledo Hospital. For the last eight months, he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Sally Duncan, of Parkway Drive North, Maumee. He was employed 26 years at the American-Lincoln Corp., retiring in 1968. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Liebnau. Graveside services will be at 11a.m. Monday in Patterson Cemetery, Patterson, Ohio. The body will be in the Walker-Feilbach Mortuary, Talmadge Road, after 7 p.m. Saturday, with Masonic services be at 8 p.m. Sunday.
[From The Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio - Submitted by Gladys Gardner]

Wanda R. Barrett
Obituary: Appeared in The Lima News, Apr 17, 2004
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 1, 1929 in McGuffey to Robert & Edith Bushong Boecher
Married to: Herbert A Barrett for 33 years
Occupation: home maker
Died: Apr 15, 2004
Survived by: 2 sons; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 sister; 2 brothers; 1 sister-in-law
Burial: Grove Cemetery

James A. Beathard
Kenton -- Funeral services will be held at the farm home in McDonald-tp in which he had lived for the last 35 years for James A. Beathard, 69, on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Herbert E. Pfister, pastor of St. John Evangelical Reformed church here, in charge. Burial will be in Fairview-McDonald cemetery.
Mr. Beathard was born Feb. 16, 1871 in Darbyville, Ohio, but had lived in Hardin-co since 1888. He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill two weeks. He was married to Anna Decker in Hardin-co in 1896. She survives with two sisters, Mrs. George Lauderback of Springfield and Mrs. Howard Ford of Columbus; one brother, Albert Beathard of Williamsport, five nieces and six nephews. The body will remain at the late home.
[The Lima News - Feb. 5, 1941]

Clara Beckman
KENTON, Jan. 15-Miss Clara Beckman, 88, Kenton, former Hardin-co school teacher, died at McKitrick hospital at 3:30 a. m. Sunday. Born in Upper Sandusky, Mar. 2, 1858, she was the daughter of Samuel and Rachel Meyers Beckman, she had lived most of her life in Kenton. She was a member of First Presbyterian church and Kenton Minerva club. Services were to be Tuesday afternoon from Price funeral home here. Burial will be in Grove cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan 15, 1946]

Cpl. LeRoy Bernard
Military funeral services were held today at 9 a.m. in the Church of Immaculate Conception church for Cpl. LeRoy Bernard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bernard, the first Kenton man to die of wounds in action. A member of Co. E, he was wounded July 31 and died Aug. 2, somewhere in the southwest Pacific.
[Lima News, Aug 24, 1943]

George Bloom
Kenton -- Services for George Bloom, 83, of Kenton, who died at the county home here late Saturday, were held today at 130 p.m. at the Schindewolf funeral home here. Rev. Herbert E. Pfister, pastor of St. John Evangelical Reformed church, was in charge. Burial will be in Grove cemetery. Surviving are one son Frederick of Cleveland; one sister, Mrs. Nicholas Lotz of Kenton, one niece and two nephews.
[The Lima News - Feb. 11, 1941]

Rosa Born
Kenton -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Born, 74, well known Kenton resident whose death occurred at her late home on Kohler-st, after an illness of five weeks with complications, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the home in charge of Rev. E. E. Naragon, pastor of the First Reformed church. Burial was in Grove cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan. 7, 1930]

Minerva Brelsford
Mrs. Minerva Brelsford, 72, is dead.
[Lima News, Jan 10, 1920]

John W. Bresler
The funeral of John W. Bresler, 75, retired Buckeye Pipe Line Co., employe who died Friday night at his home, 430 N. Shawnee-st, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church. The Rev. E. M. Chaney will conduct the services, and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Bresler was born in Center-co, Pa., but had lived in Lima for 50 years. He leaves in addition to his widow, Estella, five daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. Clois Whitsell and Mrs. C. R. Sutton, both of Elmore, O., Mrs. Lillian Reedy, Mrs. C. A. Ward and Mrs. J. R. Tobin, all of Lima. The sons are Sharon D., Albert and Forest J. Bresler all of Lima. A brother, Daniel Bresler, of Lima, also survives.
[Lima News, Sep 3, 1933]

Edward Bronson
Edward Bronson, 87, native of Dunkirk, died Saturday in Flint, Mich., where he had lived for 10 years. Only distant relatives survive, Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Keiper funeral home, Dunkirk, with the Methodist minister in charge. Burial will be in Dunkirk cemetery.
[Nov 10, 1947 Lima News]

Clarence Brown
ALGER, Aug. 8 - Clarence Brown, 52, colored, of Alger, passed away Friday evening at his home near Alger. Following a day's work on his farm, Brown suffered a heart attack and died one hour latter. The deceased was born November 25, 1884, in Foraker, the son of George and Martha (Mushaw) Brown, and spent his entire life in the county. Surviving are: the widow, Sarah; four brothers, George and Charles, of Kenton; Delbert, of Los Angeles, and Allie, of Alger: four sisters, Fanny Chavis, of Los Angeles; Maude Payne, of Alger; Myrtle Douglas, of Kenton, and Ethel McGinnis, of Ridgeway. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m, Monday at the M. P. church in Alger with Rev. Johnson of Fostoria in charge. Burial will be made in Preston cemetery.
[Lima News, Aug 9, 1936]

Dennis Brown
Dennis Brown, 67, pioneer of Hardin county, is dead.
[Plain Dealer, June 3, 1917]

Edna K. Brown
KENTON, Dec. 2 - Funeral services for Mrs. Edna K. Brown, 48, lifelong resident of Dudley-tp near here, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Schindewolf funeral home here with Rev. Joel C. Krumlauf, pastor of First Evangelical Reformed church, in charge. Burial will be in Grove cemetery. The body remains at the funeral home. Mrs. Brown died late Sunday at Antonio hospital here where she has been for three weeks. In 1921 she was married to Cliff G. Brown who survives with one daughter, Johanna Brown; her step-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kumley, and one foster-sister, Mrs. Nona Goodman, of Bowling Green.
[Lima News, Dec 2, 1941]

Audrey E Brubaker
Audrey E Brubaker, 63. died at 6:10 a.m. Feb. 26. 1995, at her home. She was born Jan. 21, 1932 in Hardin County to Clem and Ida Petty Hover. In 1954, she married Charles Brubaker, who died in 1986. Mrs. Brubaker retired as a nursing supervisor from Bellaire General Hospital in Houston, Texas, following 40 years of service. She was a 1949 graduate of Ada High School and received her nursing degree from St Lukes School of Nursing, Cleveland, in 1953. Survivors include four sons Michael C. Brubaker of Houston, Texas, Steven D. Brubaker of Hammonville. Ala., G. Scott Brubaker of Denver and Jeffrey B. Brubaker of San Diego; a brother, Irvin Hower of Elberton. Ca; two sisters, Marie Miller of Lakeview and Irene Clum of Ada; and six grandchildren. Services will begin at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral, Ada. Rev. Scott Pyle will officiate. Friends may call 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Feb 28, 1995]

George Burbay
Kenton - George Burbay, infant, died.
[Lima News, Jan 3, 1920]

Walter E. Burkart
Rites for Walter E. Burkart, 68, native of Kenton who died at his home in Jamaica, N.Y., Tuesday, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here with the Rev. Vincent Mooney in charge. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Schindewolf-Steiner- Stevens Funeral Home is in charge. He was born in Kenton Nov. 19, 1886. He was a WWI veteran and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mary B. Campbell of Los Angeles.
[Oct 13, 1955 Lima News]

Marjorie A. Burkholder
A memorial service for Marjorie A. Burkholder will be 3 p.m. Monday at Clark Shields Funeral Home in Forest by Pastor Livingston. Burial will be in the Hueston Cemetery, Forest. She died at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at her residence. She was born July 30,1941 in Forest to the late Fred D. McKee and Helen M. (Naus) McKee. On Sept.25, 1965, she married Phillip Burkholder and he survives in Forest
. [Kenton Times, Sept 25, 2009 - Sub. by Thomas Laing]

Minnie Ripley Burnison
Kenton- Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Minnie Ripley Burnison, 78, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora Kurt of Blanchard Station, near here, with Rev. Mark E. Lutman, pastor of the Dunkirk United Brethren church in charge. Burial will be in Dunkirk cemetery. Mrs. Burnison died at Mrs. Kurt's home Thursday after a two-week illness.
[April 26, 1940 Lima News]

William M. Bush
Kenton - Funeral services for William M. Bush, 74, colored, will be held at Second Baptist church Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Cozy in charge. Burial will be made in St. Marys cemetery. Bush died at Antonio hospital after a serious illness of a week. He had lived in Kenton for two years but had been employed by Dr. Guy Noble of St. Marys for about 15 years previous to that. In 1905 he was married to Anna Cook in Richmond, Ind. She survives with one daughter, Mrs. Albert Worthington of Kenton; one son, Arnold Bush of Kenton; one brother, Henry Bush of Richmond, Ind., and one grandson.
[Lima News, Jan 1, 1941]


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