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Obituaries and Death Notices

Arden E. Gardner
Arden E. Gardner, age 83, Sunday, January 6, 1991, Arbors of Hilliard, formerly of Bexley. Member of Christian United Methodist Church. Retired from Ohio Auto Parts. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret; three brothers; two sisters. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, June and Bill Uttley, of Dublin; two grandsons and their wives, Bill III and Kathleen, of Hilliard, David and Kathy, of Hilliard; four great-grandchildren, Kimie, Christopher, James, and Sarah, all of Hilliard; brother Cecil Gardner, of Springfield; numerous other relatives. Friends may call 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, TIDD Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment Dunkirk Cemetery.
[Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, January 6, 1991 - Sub by Gladys Gardner]

Carl H. Gardner
FOREST - Graveside services for Carl H. Gardner, 53, of 306 Mad River St., Forest, will be held at the convenience of the family at Patterson Cemetery, Forest, the Rev. James Shrider officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Shields Funeral home, Forest.
Mr. Gardner died at 4:57 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton.
He was born Sept. 3, 1946 in Hardin County to Meredith Pearl and Eileen T. (Thrush) Gardner. He married Kristine Stephan on May 23, 1998 and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Thomas of Gaylord, Michigan; two brothers, Robert of Columbus; James of Forest; two sisters, Kathleen Tyler, Kenton; Mary Lucy Stanley, Patterson. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
[The Courier, Findlay, Ohio, Jan 31, 2000 - Submitted by Gladys Gardner]

Charles D. Gardner
Aged Resident dies of Heart Ailment After Long Illness
Charles D. Gardner, 79, retired stationary engineer, died at his home in Patterson at 5:15 p.m. Friday of a heart ailment. He had been ill for several years.
Mr. Gardner, a son of Edmund and Amelia (Pearson) Gardner, was born in Wyandot county August 18, 1871. He married Ella Holden on July 18, 1895, who survives with the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Lawrence Barrett of Toledo, Mrs. C. H. Sleek of Gibsonburg, Cecil and Meredith of Springfield, Arden of Columbus and Harold of Bellefontaine. A son, Merald, and three sisters are dead.
Mr. Gardner was a member of the Patterson Methodist church.
Final rites were held at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Shields funeral home, Forest, with the Rev. Valentine Hainen, pastor of the Patterson church, officiating. Burial was in Patterson cemetery.
[unknown newspaper/date - Submitted by Gladys Gardner]

Eileen T. Gardner
Services for Eileen T. Gardner will be Wednesday, at Shields Funeral Home, Forest. A private graveside burial will be in Patterson Cemetery , Patterson, at a later date. Friends may call 2-8 on Tuesday.
She died at 8:55 a.m., Friday, December 24, 1999, at Grant Hospital, Columbus.
She was born October 4, 1919 to Tom and Trixie (Shafer) Thrush. On March 31, 1940, she married Meredith Pearl Gardner, who preceded her in death February 24, 1981.
Surviving are three sons, Robert (Gladys) of Columbus, Carl (Kris) and James, both of Forest, two daughters, Kathleen Tyler of Kenton, and Mary Lucy (James) Stanley of Patterson, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, William, and Tom Thrush.
She was a retired Post Office employee in North Hollywood, California, and was affiliated with Patterson United Methodist Church, Patterson. She was a graduate of the Forest High School class of 1937.
[Forest Review, Dec 24, 1999 - Submitted by Gladys Gardner]

Ella B. Gardner

Ella B. Gardner Dies at Kenton
Long Time Resident Dies At Age Of 82
Mrs. Ella Belle Gardner, 82, a resident of Patterson 70 years, died at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at the Hardin County Hospital after an illness of six months.
She was born Aug. 19, 1873 in Wyandot County, the daughter of William and Rebecca (Weaver) Holden. She was married to Charles D. Gardner in 1895 and he died in 1951.
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Devella Barrett, Toledo; and Mrs. Jessie Sleek, Gibsonburg; sons Cecil C., Springfield; Arden E., Columbus; Harold, Bellefontaine; and Meredith, New Carlisle; 16 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Turnbell, Carey; Three brothers and a sister are deceased. She was a member of the Patterson Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Pythian Sisters Lodge. Services were Monday in the Shields Funeral Home, the Rev. C. D. Landis officiating. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery.
[unknown newspaper/date - Submitted by Gladys Gardner]

John Gardener
John Gardener dies in west
Local preacher and pioneer resident of Patterson body brought back. Relatives in Patterson received word this morning of the death of Reverend John Gardener, one of the oldest pioneer residence of Patterson who since last spring had been residing on a homestead claim in North Dakota. Mr. Gardener was 70 years old of age and had been in ill health for several years his death was cause by pneumonia. Besides his wife there are 10 children surviving they are Mrs. Minnie Miller of Chicago , Mrs. Emma Kurtz of Huntington, Mrs. Katherine Mc Masters of Patterson, Mrs. Rosa Call of Dunkirk, Mrs. Myrtle Waxler of Patterson, Mrs. Betsy Wilmoth of Patterson, John Gardner of Kansas, George of Patterson, Ross of North Dakota, and Max of Indiana. A son Harry proceeds the father in death. The deceased was a local preacher and was one of the pillars of the Methodist Episcopalian church of Patterson. He was widely known in the county and loved and respected by all who know him. The body will be brought to Patterson for interment. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner were only residing on the western plain temporarily and intended returning to their home in Patterson this spring.
[The News Republican, Tuesday March 21, 1911]

John Gardener dies in Dakota - Remains will be brought to Patterson. Word has just been received by friends at Patterson that John Gardener of this village died in North Dakota. Mr. Gardner was 70 years old and had gone to Dakota to take up a land claim. He intended to return to Patterson this summer. Pneumonia was the cause of death. The remains will be brought to Patterson for burial.
[Tuesday March 21, 1911, Kenton Daily Democrat, vol 18, no 140. front page - Submitted by Gladys Gardner]

Meredith P. Gardner
Memorial services for Meredith P. Gardner, 67 year-old retired mechanic who had lived in Lancaster since 1975, were held Sunday, March 1, at Mumaw Funeral Home, Lancaster. Officiating was Rev. Dave Rislow, First Assembly of God church, Lancaster, with inurnment following at the family plot at Patterson Cemetery, Patterson, Ohio.
Mr. Gardner, born Sept. 11, 1913, in Patterson, Ohio, died Feb. 26 at Kaiser hospital, Panorama City, Calif., of a heart ailment.
Mr. Gardner, an Army veteran of World War II, including service in India, worked for the NYC Railroad in Ohio for many years before moving to California in 1963. He retired as a mechanic in 1974, prior to moving to Lancaster the following year.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen T. Gardner, of Lancaster; three sons, Robert, of Lancaster, James of Palmdale, and Carl, of Tujunga, Calif.; and two daughters, Kathleen and Mary Gardner, both of Lancaster.
Also surviving are a sister, Jessie Sleek, living in Florida, and two brothers, Cecil Gardner, Springfield, Ohio, and Arden Gardner, Columbus, Ohio, plus six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on March 1, 1981, at Mumaw Funeral Home, Lancaster, California. He was buried beside Eileen upon her death, December 25, 1999.
Mr. Gardner had been a member of the Methodist Church in Patterson, Ohio. Handling local arrangements was Mumaw Funeral Home, Lancaster.
[unknown newspaper, c. Feb 1980? - Submitted by Gladys Gardner]

John E. Getzinger
Kenton - News has been received by relatives here of the death of John E. Getzinger, 64, native of Kenton.He was born in Kenton on Sept. 21, 1876 but had lived in Akron for 30 years. His death followed a two-week illness of pneumonia. He was a member of St. Marys Catholic church in Akron.Surviving are his widow, the former Catherine Schwartz of Kenton, Elizabeth Getzinger of Kenton, now in Florida, and Mrs. William Dunson of Kenton.Services will be held at St. Marys Catholic church in Akron, when the daughter arrives from California. The body will be brought to Kenton for burial in St. Marys cemetery.
[The Lima News - Feb. 5, 1941]

John O. Gliebe
John O. Gliebe, 86, died at 3:18 a.m. April 20, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton. Services will begin at a.m. Monday at St. John United Church of Christ, Kenton. The Rev. Donald Coleman and Pastor Chuck Zweizig will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Kenton, with military rites by AMVETS Post 1994. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, Kenton, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
[Lima News, Apr 21, 2011]

Ethel Marie Godwin
Miss Ethel Marie Godwin, 24, of Route 1, Lakeview, died at 2:15 a. m. Tuesday in Lima District Tuberculosis hospital. She had been a patient there since Oct. 10, 1949. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. William Godwin, Route 1, Lakeview; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Binkley, Lafayette, and Mrs. Rachel Tegenkamp, 214 E. Eureka-St; two brothers, Willis of Lima, and Allen, Lakeview. The body will remain at the Van Horn funeral home, Lakeview, for services at 2 p. m. Thursday. The Rev. Paul H. Graeser will officiate and burial will be in Roundhead cemetery.
[Lima News May 16, 1950]

Richard J. Goebel
DELPHOS, Sept. 2 - Richard J. Goebel, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Goebel, died today at his home west of here. Pneumonia was the cause of death, following an. operation for appendicitis. He was their only child. Services will be held at 9:30 am. Tuesday in St. John's Catholic church. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery.

Frances M. Gossman
ADA - Frances M. Gossman, 76, of here, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Bluffton Community Hospital. She was born March 8, 1909, in Orange Township, Hancock County, the daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth Redick Marquart. On Jan. 30, 1931, she married Charles R. Gossman, who survives. Mrs. Gossman was a home-maker. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Ada and its Lutheran Christian Women. Survivors also include a daughter, Wanda Jean Brown of Ada; six grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Minnie Bame and Amanda Hartman, both of Bluffton; a son Robert L. Gossman of Ada, died in July 1985. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Paul Diller and Son Chapel, Bluffton, Rev. Paul Frey officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Dec 20, 1985]

Elias Grafton
Elias Grafton, 74 years, died at his home in the rear of 796 south Main street, Lima, this morning, death due to diabetes which induced gangrene. His foot was a sorely affected. Mr. Grafton was a retired farmer, who was born in Hardin county. He has been ill since August 26. The body will be taken to Kenton, Wednesday, at 6:54, over the Erie, and the interment will be in Goodhope cemetery, a country churchyard, eight miles east of Kenton. At this little country church the service will be held. Rev. Pinkerton will be the officiating minister. Deceases is survived by four sons and three daughters, they being Park, Harry James and Perry Grafton. Mrs. Cora Long, Mrs. Eva Yoke and Mrs. Sara Martin.
[Lima Daily News, Oct 5, 1908]

Gray (Infant)
Ada, Jan 4- Funeral services were held for the infant son of Prof. Walter Gray, the child succumbed to an attack of pneumonia.
[Lima News Jan 4, 1926]


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