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Obituaries and Death Notices

Martha Hack
ADA - Former Ada resident, Martha Hack, 87, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Evangelical Nursing Home in Saline, Mich. She was born April 24. 1896, in Ada, the daughter of Lemuel H. and Armina Anspach Myers. She married Leo F. Hack, who died in I960. Mrs. Hack was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada. Survivors include a son, Leo J. Hack of Shreveport, La., a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Loretta) Pritchard of Ann Arbor. Mich.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrand-children; two great-grandchildren; two brothers. Joe Myers and Mark Myers, both of Ada; and a sister, Elizabeth Evans of Ada. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home. Ada. Rev. Arthur Wiles officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of services Thursday.
[Lima News, Sep 7, 1983]

Frank Hahn
Kenton, Aug 6- Funeral services were held Friday in Mt. Victory for Frank Hahn, 54, farmer of south of here, who died the preceding day after drinking carbolic acid. Coroner Holtzmuller returned a formal verdict of suicide. Despondency over the loss of his farm recently in Pennsylvania was given by friends as the possible reason for the man's act. Burial was to be made in Guquente, Pa.
[Lima News, Aug 9, 1936]

Lewis D Hamilton
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jul 31, 1995
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 28, 1948 in Hardin Co to Howard & Marjorie Vermillion Hamilton
Married: Rebecca Butler
Occupation: Broderick for 27 years
Died: Jul 30, 1995 in Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 1 step-son; 2 daughters; 3 step-daughters; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 5 grandchildren
Burial: Preston Cemetery

Margaret Harshe
Mrs. Margaret Harshe, 95 died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Hamilton, 917 W. Elm-st, after an Illness of a year. Mrs. Harshe was born in Perry-co Sept 22, 1840, the daughter of George and Barbara Fisher Broshes, and was a member of the Methodist church in Ada. She was the widow of James R. Harshe, a Civil war veteran, who died May 28, 1906. Surviving besides her daughter, are two sons, John A. of Lima and Frank of Alberta, Can.; three other daughters, Mrs. George Wingate of Lima, Mrs. Jane Badle of Alberta, Can., and Mrs. Maude Caris of Ada. The body will be removed Monday from the Lewis funeral home to the home of her daughter, 917 W. Elm-st, where services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday with the Rev. Cornelius Nicholas Bakker in charge. Burial in the Candeler cemetery northwest of Ada.
[Lima News, Dec 23, 1935]

Gerald William Hart
Forest - Last services for Gerald William Hart, 14 year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Hart, of Forest, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Patterson Methodist church with Rev. C. B. Sees, pastor in charge. Rev. Valentine Hainen, of Forest, will assist. Burial will be in Patterson cemetery. The youth died Tuesday noon after a serious illness of three weeks. He was born in Findlay on March 4, 1927. Surviving are the parents; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Hart of Forest and a grandfather, C. B. Myers, of Patterson.
[Lima News, Oct 1, 1941]

Sarah L. Hassan
Kenton -- After a long illness with complications, Mrs. Sarah L. Hassan, 59, well known resident of Washington-tp, north of here died at her home. She was born in Hancock-co but had lived in Hardin-co for 35 years. The deceased is survived by one daughters, seven sons and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Monday from the Eaglecreek church in charge of Rev. J. J. Anglemeyer. Burial in Dunkirk cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 20, 1929]

Martha B. Hatcher
Martha B. Hatcher, 90, died at 6: 55 a.m. Mar. 1, 2005, at Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Silver Creek United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Burden will officiate. Burial will be in Norman Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Arrangements are by Schindewolf- Stevens- Stout Funeral Home.
[The Lima News, Mar 2, 2005]

Ralph Dwain Hays
Ada -- Ralph Dwain Hays, 84, died at 1:53 a.m. Jan. 27, 2010, at his residence in rural Ada. He was born March 1, 1925, in Mendon to Harold and Almeda Brookhart Hays, who preceded him in death. On May 30, 1948, he married Beulah Spar, who survives in Ada.
Mr. Hays was a farmer who began farming east of Ada in 1950. He and his wife, Beulah, developed the Hays Subdivision in Ada to provide for new construction of 58 homes. He was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, of Ada, where he served on the administrative board. He was a graduate of Mendon Union High School Class of 1943 and attended Denison University. He served from 1943 to 1946 in the Navy during World War II. He served on the USS McCall in the Philippine Islands. He received the Hardin County Outstanding Co-operator Award from the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District. He was actively involved in the Ada community, having been a member of the federal land bank board of directors, the Ohio Northern University Advisory Board for the College of Business Administration, the Lions Club, American Legion Post 185, Liberty Conservation Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9381, all of Ada, and the Hardin County Draft Board. He was a former Mason of Ada Lodge 344 Free & Accepted Masons and he was a current Mason of the Latham Lodge 154 Free & Accepted Masons, of Kenton.
Survivors also include four sons, a daughter, 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Harold Eugene Hays.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. The Rev. G. Alan Brown II will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, with military rites by the VFW Post 9381 honor guard. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and until serves Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, of Ada.
[Lima News Jan 28, 2010]

Charles E. Henry
Kenton- Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Spears funeral home in Columbus for Charles E. Henry, 68, former Dunkirk resident. Burial was in Dunkirk cemetery. Henry died at his home in Columbus over the week-end. He was born and reared in Dunkirk but had lived in Columbus for a number of years. Surviving are his widow, Elsie E. Gardner, and three brothers, Bert of Marysville, George of Toledo and Harry of Oklahoma.
[Lima News, Jan 1, 1941]

Filmore Henry
KENTON, Aug. 17 - Funeral services for Filmore Henry, 81, well-known Kenton Negro, were held today at 2 p. m, at the African Methodist Episcopal church here with Rev. J. A. Whitfield of Marion in charge. Burial was in Grove cemetery.
[Lima News, Aug 17, 1939]

L.H. Hesler
Kenton -- Funeral services for L.H. Hesler, 42, well known Kenton resident whose death occurred in a Columbus hospital after a long illness with paralysis, were conducted Saturday afternoon from St. John's Evangelical church in charge of Rev. H. E. Pfister. Burial was made in Grove cemetery.
[The Lima News, Mar 3, 1929]

John Hickel
KENTON. May 13-Funeral services for John Hickel, 76, retired New York Central railroader, who died at his home 130 S. High-st early Friday morning of a heart attack, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Myrl P. Hull funeral home. The Rev. C. H. Lilly will officiate with burial in Dunkirk cemetery. Born in Wyandot-co on December 26, 1874, he had lived most all his life m Hardin-co. He married Elma Gilmore on Feb. 15, 1906, and she survives with one son Herbert of Kenton and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Baldwin of Bucyrus.
[Lima News, May 13, 1950]

Stanley W. Hickle
KENTON, April 8 - Funeral services for Stanley W. Hickle, 50, who died at his late homo early Tuesday will be held at the Price Funeral home with Rev. W. E. Ballenger of Marseilles in charge. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Thursday.
[Lima News, Apr 8, 1942]

William Hindman
Kenton -- Services for William Hindman, 78, a native of Roundhead, will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Price funeral home here. Rev. C.G. Gladfelter, pastor of First United Presbyterian church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Fairview-McDonald cemetery. Mr. Hindman died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Bessie Andrews, here late Saturday. He had made his home with her for the last year and a half, during his last illness. He was born July 7, 1863, at Roundhead and lived many years in California where he was a lumberman.He was single. Several nieces and nephews survive.
[The Lima News - Feb. 17, 1941]

Sallie McElhatten Hites
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 Thursday afternoon in Price Funeral Home for Mrs. Sally McElhatten Hites, 73, who died at 11:05 Monday night in Pleasant Township. Mrs. McElhatten suffered a stroke of paralysis, and had been seriously ill for two days.
A native of Hardin County, Mrs. McElhatten leaves as survivors four sons, James and Herman of Cleveland; Harry of Galion and Charles, of Dunkirk. A sister, Mrs. William Omert, also survives, as well as several nieces and nephews. The body will lie in state at the funeral home, where friends may call.
[unknown newspaper, Tuesday, May 21, 1946 - Sub by Dan McElhatten]

Ethel Holcomb
KENTON - Ethel Holcomb, 72, died at 4:36 p.m. Sunday at her home. She was born Jan. 20. 1912, in Hardin County , the daughter of Frank and Pearl Bagley Cozad. On Jan. 25, 1929, she married Oscar Holcomb, who died July 11,1960.
Survivors include five sons. Kenneth Holcomb, Frank Holcomb and Junior Holcomb, all of Kenton, Oscar Holcomb of LaRue and Conneth Holcomb of St James City,
Fla., four daughters. Mrs. Eugene ( Phyllis) Barker and Mrs. Charles (Linda) Mcwhorter, both of Kenton. Pat Greene of Lima and Tammy Sue Holcomb, at home; two stepdaughters. Dorothy Scott and Ruth Newman, both of Foraker; a stepson, William Holcomb of Arizona; 30 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn Black of Foraker and Nell Waddle of Kenton; and two brothers, Charles Cozad of Bellefontaine and Frank Cozad of Kenton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Price Funeral Home, Kenton, Rev. George Hurt officiating. Burial will be in Fairview
McDonald Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime today.
[Lima News, Apr 24, 1984]

John D Homan
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Nov 10, 1982
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Apr 18, 1918 in Lima to George & Esther Randall Homan
Married: Caromel Clemons for 23 years
Occupation: chiropractor for 22 years
Died: Nov 8, 1982 at Veteran's Administration Hospital, Chillicothe
Survived by: wife; 3 sons; 4 daughters; 16 grandchildren; 4 brothers; 1 sister
Military: WWII Navy Veteran
Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Ada

Charles T. Hubbell Sr
ADA - Charles T. Hubbell Sr.. 65, died at 8:40 p. m. Friday al Lima Memorial Hospital following in extended illness. He was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Ada, the son of Franklin K and Bessie Kelsey Hubbell On Dec 31. 1939, he marred Norma Jean Eddy, who survives. Mr. Hubbell was a farmer. He served in the Army during World War II in the Philippines. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Masonic Lodge 344, Free and Accepted Mason and Aladdin Temple Shrine of Kenton. He was a
former president and member of the Ada school board on which he served for 15 years. He was a former Hardin County commissioner from 1964 to 1976 He was on the board of directors at Liberty National Bank he was a former president. He was a member of American Legion Post 185, and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3333 in Kenton. Survivors also include a son, Charles T Hubbell Jr of Trenton, Mich. ; three daughters, Mrs Claudia M. Titus of Phoenix , Aril.. Mrs. Allan ( Mary Catherine) Ewing of Alger and Mrs. Rich Susie Cribley of Ada ; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Mary Catherine) Noe, Ada. Services will be at 2 p.m. today al Hanson-NeeIy Funeral Home, Ada . Rev Robert Versteeg officiating Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services today at the funeral home
[Lima News, Dec 23, 1984]


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