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Obituaries and Death Notices

Dorothy Campbell
Mrs. Dorothy Campbell, 78, a resident of Roselawn Nursing Home, Spencerville, died there at 1:30 this morning following an extended illness. Born September 28, 1896, in Hardin County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton J. Ziegler. She was married to Warren K. Quint and later to H. Kenneth Campbell. Both preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, James H. Quint of San Mateo, Calif.; two brothers, Donald Ziegler of Defiance and Charles Zeigler of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Snyder of Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren. Mrs. Campbell was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church Chiles & Sons-Laman West Wayne Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
[Lima News, Sep 13, 1974]

W. Clyde Carmean
KENTON, April 9 - Funeral services for W. Clyde Carmean, 57, will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Kenton. Rev. A. A. Ames of Kenton will be in charge of services and burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Belle Center. Carmean died at his late home in Buck-tp, west of Kenton early Wednesday morning as a result of complications resulting from injuries received in an automobile accident, south of Marysville on Mar 27.
[Lima News, Apr 9, 1942]

Charles Michael Carse
Charles Michael Carse, 65, of Sandusky, formerly of Harrod, died at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 2009, at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky.
He was born April 20, 1944, in Cleveland to Richard M. and Lucille D. Carse, who preceded him in death. He had been married to Janis Hays Carse, who survives in Harrod. Mr. Carse was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1963 to 1967. He had been a staff sergeant serving as a Green Beret with the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam and the 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C. Following his discharge, he was a technician in the artificial heart research department at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. He was a 1979 graduate of Ohio Northern University, Ada. He had a career in industrial management. Survivors also include a son, two daughters, two grandsons, a brother, a nephew, and a niece. Private family services were held. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
[Lima News, Dec 31, 2009]

Caroline Caskey
Services for Mrs. Caroline Caskey, 86, of 817 Elm St., will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Walter Mortuary, the Rev. L. H. Ziemer, of Toledo Gospel Tabernacle, officiating. Burial will be in Patterson, O. Mrs. Caskey died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Caskey was a native of Forest, O., and had lived in Toledo 27 years. She was a member of the Women's Benefit Association.
Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Etta Dearing, Temperance, Mich., and Mrs. Clarice Burd, Toledo; son, Jesse C. Harman; stepdaughter, Mrs. Anna Romary, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; step-sons, Edward and Frank Caskey, Mishawaka, Ind.; brother, Thomas Thrush, Forest; one grandchild and three great grandchildren.
[September 1949, Submitted by Gladys Gardner ]

Minnie Claybaugh
Kenton Jan.2 - Last services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m, at the home of Dwight Stinson of 403 Grove-st, Kenton, for Mrs. Minnie Claybaugh, 67, who died early Monday. Rev. Oran Sigler will be in charge and burial will be in Hale cemetery near Mt, Victory. Mrs. Claybaugh died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dwight Stinson, after an illness of six weeks. She was born in Hardin-co on March 29, 1872, the daughter of Ezra and Rebecca Swank Harriman, and had lived here all her life. For the last six years she has made her home with her daughter at whose home she died. She was married in 1892 to John H. Claybaugh, who died in 1933. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dwight Stinson, Mrs. Lewis Price and Mrs. Nay Zachariah, all of Kenton; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eve Mae Claybaugh, also of Kenton; one son, Frank Claybaugh at home; one sister, Mrs. Etta Jones of Kenton, and seven grandchildren. Five children preceded her in death.
[Lima News Jan 2, 1940]

Merrill Cochran
Alger, June 11- Funeral services for Merrill Cochran, 48, Alger World War II veteran who died Wednesday evening of coronary thrombosis, will be conducted Saturday in the Alger Central Methodist church. The Rev. A. E. Oliver, Ridgeway, will be in charge of services at 2 p.m. Born in Indiana Nov 29, 1899, he moved to Alger at an early age and spent pracitally his entire life here. The body is at the home of his sister, Mrs. Roy Harsh, Alger, where it will lie until time of services. Hanson funeral home has charge of burial arrangements. Graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion of Ada with burial in Preston cemetery.Surviving are six sisters; Mrs. Blanche Wilson, Rawson; Mrs. Bonnie McKi---ey, Alger; Mrs. Ruth Dors-y, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Clarman Harsh, Alger; Mrs. Marjorie Tarr, Detroit, Mrs. Edna Akers, Ada; and one brother, Rothford Cochran, Findlay.
[Lima Times-Democrat, Jun 11, 1948]

Charles B. Cole
Kenton -- Funeral services for Charles B. Cole, 53, well known Kenton resident and veteran of the Spanish American war, whose death occurred at his Franklin-st home here, after a long illness of complications, were to be conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Schindewolf Funeral Home in charge of Rev. E. E. Naragon, pastor of the First Reformed church. Burial in Grove cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 29, 1929]

Ed Collins
Rites for Ed Collins, 67, of Berwyn, Ill., former city editor of the Kenton Daily Democrat and former commanding officer of Co. I, Second Ohio Infantry, who died Sunday, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grove Cemetery with American Legion post in charge of rites. The body will arrive at Price Funeral Home Tuesday. He commanded Co. I when it was mustered into the U.S. Army in WWI, then was promoted to the rank of major. He was city editor of the paper before going into the service. He was born in Kenton June 7, 1888, was a member of the Masonic Lodge here and the American Legion at Berwyn, Ill. He was married to Hazel Traeger 40 years ago. Surviving are his widow; three daughters, three sisters and five grandchildren.
[Oct 11, 1955, Lima News]

Lovina Cook
Kenton -- Services for Mrs. Lovina Cook, 84, who died Thursday, will be at 1 p. m. Sunday in the Hull funeral home here with burial in Grove cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Rostorfer, St. Johns; and Mrs. Mary Noble, Garrett, Ind., a son, Dee, Buck-tp; three brothers, Darius Sieg, Taylor Creek-tp; David, Zanesville and John, Mt. Victory, and seven grandchildren.
[The Lima News, Jan. 18, 1948]

Dale H. Cooney
Easter week-end traffic accidents resulted in death to one motorist in the Lima district, a McGuffey farmer who died Sunday front injuries when his motorcycle upset in Route 30-S, 12 miles west of Kenton.
The victim was Dale H. Cooney, 31, of a mile north of McGuffey, found unconscious Sunday morning in a ditch near Huntersville. His motorcycle lay about 15 feet from him. Cooney died at 3:30 p. m. Sunday in McKitrick hospital. Kenton, where he had been removed by Russell Reams, who resides
near the scene of the accident. Cooney was found by Leonard Reed of Huntersvillle, on his way to a sunrise Easter ceremony. Accordinig to relatives Cooney left McGuffey about 5:30 a. m. Sunday on his way to Kenton. He had apparently lost control of his machine and was knocked unconscious when he hit the ditch. He died in the hospital without regaining consciousness. Cooney a lifetime resident of Hardin-co. He survived by his wife, Nellie; a daughter, Connie; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Spencer H. Cooney: and a niece, Mary Ann Keller, all at the family residence. The body will be removed Monday evening to the residence to remain for services at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Alger cemetery, with arrangements in charge of the Hanson funeral home.
[Lima News, Apr 6, 1942]

Mrs. R. W Cotterman
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Alger Methodist Episcopal church by the Rev. Ralph Tucker, pastor. Burial in Alger (Preston) cemetery.
[The Lima News, May 7, 1937]

John L. Cotton
Dunkirk -- John L. Cotton, 86, of 31 E. Highland-av, Ada, died Monday at the Lyle convalescent home here after an extended illness. Mr. Cotton, who was born March 23, 1855, in Mt. Vernon, is survived by a son Frank, of Detroit, and three grandchildren. Final rites will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lantz funeral home with Rev. W. A. Condon in charge. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Ada.
[The Lima News, Feb. 4, 1941]

Ora Cowen
MCGUFFEY, Jan. 2 - Mrs. Ora Cowen, 50, died of a heart ailment at her home here. She had been a resident of McGuffey for 40 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband. Ray; four daughters, Mrs. W. H. Jordan of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Ralph Smith and Mrs. Orfia Stone, both of McGuffey; Evonda, at home; a son, Herman of Camp Shelby, Miss., seven grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary Baeir, of Bellefontaine. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m- Saturday at the Church of Christ with Rev. Hilton Wood, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Preston cemetery.
[Lima News Jan 2, 1942]

John Crabihl
Kenton, July 9 - Funeral services for John Crabihl, 77, of near Kenton, will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m. at the Shindewolf funeral home here with Rev. Herbert W. Pfistor, pastor of St. John Evangelical R e f o r m e d church, in charge. Burial will be in Grove cemetery. Crabihl, who lived alone, died Monday at his home. He had been ill since last Christmas. Death was attributed to heart disease. He had lived his entire life in Hardin-co. He never married. Surviving is one brother, Henry Crabihl of Dudley-tp.
[Lima News, Jul 9, 1940]

Wallace E. Crouse
Ada -- Wallace E. Crouse, 25, filling station and farm implement store proprietor, who lived east of here on State Route 81, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Lima Memorial hospital. An acute attack of appendicitis reportedly was suffered some time ago by Crouse, who was admitted to the hospital for surgery last Wednesday. Crouse was born in Hardin-co and had lived in the Ada district for many years. he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Crouse, with whom he made his home, and three brothers, Elmer and Charles, both at home and Joseph of Ada. Last rites will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Sugar Grove Methodist Episcopal church. Burial in Ada Woodlawn cemetery. Lantz funeral home in charge of arrangements.
[The Lima News, Jan. 10, 1937]

Charles G. Cummans
ADA, Jan. 10- Charles G. Cummans, 78, of Ada, died at 5 p. m. Wednesday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Kitty Conner, following an illness of six months. A native of Hancock-co, he was born June 20, 1867, the son of David and Nancy Brannan Cummans. Mr. Cummans had lived in Ada for a number of years. A retired railroad man, he had made his home with Mrs. Conner for several years. Surviving are Mrs. Conner, and four other daughters, Mrs. Britta Meckley, 726 S. Pine-st, Lima, Mrs. Nellie Seibert, Mrs. Bonnie Fiser and Mrs. Molly Williams, also of Lima; two sons, Leonard of Oakland, Calif., and Jesse of Ada; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Iva Wildt, Mrs. Minta Anspach, and a brother, Dana, all of Lima, survive. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Lantz and Cretors funeral home with Mrs. Ruby Wertheimer officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Ada. The body will remain at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Jan 10, 1946]


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