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Obituaries and Death Notices

Don E. LaRue
ADA - Don E. LaRue, 87, died at 9:10 a.m. Monday at Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dayton.
He was born Feb. 12, 1892, in Allen County, the son of Edward C. and Gara Downard La Rue. On July 3, 1929, he married the former Alice Cheney, who survives.
Mr. LaRue was a retired farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. a life member of Ada American Legion Post 185 and life member of Dunkirk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Survivors include a daughter, Stella LaRue of Ada: and two sisters, Wava Firestone of Ada and Mrs. Hugh (Helen) McGonigle of Lafayette, Ind.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Ada American Legion Post.
[Lima News, Feb 5, 1980]

Roscoe (Ross) LaRue
ADA - Roscoe (Ross) LaRue, 78, of Ada, died Wednesday in Lima Memorial Hospital . He was born Nov. 4, 1893, in Allen County to Edward and Clara (Downard) LaRue. He married Elsie Closson in 1919, and she survives. He was a retired farmer.
Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs Evelyn Lvle and Mrs. Clara Bohn , 965 W. Wayne, Lima, Mrs. Agnes Slocum of Marion, Mrs. Helen Meyers of Wapakoneta, Mrs. Patricia Dalymrple of Pandora and Mrs. Betty Zachariah of Columbus; one son, Martin of Ada; one brother, Don of Ada; two sisters, Mrs. Wava Firestone of Ada and Mrs. Helen McGonigh of Lafayette,Ind. ; 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a World War I veteran, a member of the Ada American Legion post, and the World War I Veterans, Dunkirk Barracks. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Hanson Funeral Home, Ada . Rev. Paul King officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.
[Lima News, Sep 28, 1972]

Julia Weaver Lawless
Kenton, Jan 7-- Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Weaver Lawless, 65, former Kenton woman, who died in Mt. Vernon, will be conducted by her son, the Rev. Joseph Lawless, Sault St. Marie, at 9:30 a. m. Monday in the Church of Immaculate Conception here. Burial will be in St. Marys cemetery, Kenton. She was born June 4, 1884. Surviving are her husband, Dr. R. E. Lawless, whom she married in Kenton; two sons, Fr. Lawless and Robert E. Jr., Flushing, L. I. and two brothers, Robert of Cleveland and Curtis of Ellsworth, Kans. The body is at Schindewolf funeral home.
[Lima News, Jan 8, 1950]

Mary Elizabeth Latimer
KENTON, Nov. 7-Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a. m. at the Schindewolf funeral home here for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Latimer, 39. Rev. Wright Strong, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene here, will he in charge and burial will be in Fairview cemetery, McDonald-tp. Mrs. Larimer died at her home in 344 S. Leighton-st on Wednesday after a serious illness of 11 days. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born in Ravenswood, W, Va., July 2, 1881, but has lived in Hardin-co for the last 24 years. Her husband. Henry Latimer, died Oct. 3, 1938. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Susanne Canfield of Toledo; three brothers, Charles Ross of Kenton and Daniel and Henderson Roos, both of Cambridge, and two grandchildren.
[Lima News, Nov 7, 1940]

Joseph W. Latimore
McGuffey -- Joseph W. Latimore, 77, died at 9:51 a.m. Feb. 5, 2010, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
He was born June 8, 1932, in Alger to Arthur and Lavon (Winkler) Latimore, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Latimore was owner and operator of Latimore Roofing and Spouting. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War.
Survivors include three sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, a sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Teara Jo Bailey and Katreena Latimore; and a brother, Lewis Latimore.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger. Pastor Anthony Krummery will officiate. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger, with military rites by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9381 Honor Guard, Ada. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until the services Wednesday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Feb 8, 2010]

Cloyd J. Lawrence
Cloyd J. (Dutch) Lawrence, 44, of Rt. 1, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday in St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, following a lengthy illness. Born July 26, 1931, in Lima , he was a son of Edgar and Irene (McCreary) Lawrence, who survive at Rt. 1, Alger. On Jan. 1, 1931, he married Mary Ann Zimmerman, who survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Ann, At home; two sons, Rodney J. and Rodger at home; two brothers, Lloyd K of here and Wilbur D. of 1641 N. Thayer Rd. , Lima . An employee of Vistron Corp., Lima, he was a member of the Roundhead United Methodist Church . He was a veteran of the Korean War. Services will be at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday in McAuley Funeral Home, Waynesfield, Dr. Edmund E. Wells officiating. Burial will be in Roundhead Cemetery.
[Lima News, May 18, 1976]

Joseph W. Lawrence
Joseph W. Lawrence, 67, of here, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at his home. Mr. Lawrence was born April 17, 1925 in Hardin County, the son of William and Mary (Smith) Lawrence. On Nov. 26, 1946, he married Alice Farrar who survives. Mr. Lawrence worked at Davidson Enamel in Lima and was retired from Ohio Northern University. A charter member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Hardin County Chapter 590, he was a life member of Roundhead Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8832 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 in Hardin County. He was a member of the Allen County Humane Society. He was a former member of Ada Church of Christ-Disciples and was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 1st Division in the Battle of the Rhine-land. Survivors also include a daughter, Judy Hicks of Alger; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Richard Lawrence of Alger and William Lawrence, of Ada. He was preceded in death by an infant son and four brothers. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Rev. D. Ray Miller officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger, where graveside military services will be conducted by the VFW.
[Lima News, Aug 9, 1992]

Mary S. H. Lawrence
Mrs. Mary S. H. Lawrence, 76, died in Alger.
[Lima News, Jan 9, 1920]

Mary Mircle Lawson
McGUFFEY - Mary Mircle Lawson, 74, died at 3:10 this morning in Kenton Care Center . Bom June 18, 1903, in Middlesboro , Ky. , she was a daughter of George and Emma Toliver Mircle. She married Bud Lawson In 1933 and he died Feb 3, 1942. Survivors include two step-daughters, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Click of here and Manda E. Lawson of Kentucky; a brother, Frank Mircle of Middlesboro,Ky. and a sister, Minnie Belle Holden of Hamilton. She was a member of the Holiness Church of Kentucky . Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hanson Funeral Home, Alger, Rev. D. Ray Miller officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
[Lima News, Feb 21, 1978]

Laura Lease
DUNKIRK - Mrs. Laura Lease, 90, of Dola died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday at the Good Samaritan Center, Arlington, where she had been admitted Friday.
She was born March 23, 1884 in Hardin County, the daughter of Jacob and Caroline Eiberling Willke, and was married June 8, 1905 to Lloyd Lease who died in November 1969. Mrs. Lease was a 50-year member of Friendship Grange. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ercil (Mildred) Hinkle of Vanlue; two sons, Wilbur of Dunkirk and Willis of Dola; two sisters, Mrs. Celesta Chamberlin of 1810 W Mound Rd., Lima, and Mrs. Minnie Dirmeyer of Dola, two brothers, Lawrence of Dola and Jacob of Dunkirk; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral Home, Dunkirk, with Pastor Larry Trover officiating. Burial will be in Dola Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime Tuesday or until time of services Wednesday
[Lima News, Apr 23, 1974]

Benjamin F. Lewis
Benjamin F. Lewis, 84, of Kenton, a former resident of Northwood, was claimed last Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in Hardin Memorial Hospital in the Hardin County Seat.
Born March 16, 1891, in West Liberty, he was one of nine children of Walter and Elizabeth Newsome Lewis.
Mr. Lewis was a retired stationary engineer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kenton, a 32nd degree Mason in the Marion Masonic Bodies, and a member of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles Edgar (Hilda) Pash of Bellefontaine, born to his first marriage to Augusta Little; a son Don Lewis, R.R. 2, Belle Center, also born to his first marriage; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Helen) Apt and Mrs. Sarah Gype; both of Lady Lake, Fla., A brother Leonard Lewis also of Lady Lake, Fla; two grandchildren, Mrs. Sally Graves and Edgar A. Pash; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his second wife Flossie Swartz, three brothers Wilbur, Walter and Albert; and two sisters, Violet and Marguerite.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Schwindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home in Kenton with the Rev. James DuVall, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Kenton, officiating.
Burial was made in Grove Cemetery, Kenton.
[Lima News, Sep 17, 1975]

Clyde G. Linke
Killed in Action
In a list of U.S. Army personnel killed on action in North Africa recently and announced by the War Department Tuesday was the name of Corp. Clyde G. Linke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Linke, of Grants, Hardin-co.
[Lima News, May 25, 1943]

Cecil Long
ALGER - Cecil Long, 68, of Rt. 1, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth McCracken; four sons, Charles of Kenton, Clarence and James S., both of Alger, and Joe of Forest; two daughters, Mrs. Perry (Carolyn) Jones of Kenton, and Mrs. Terry (Eleanor) Roberts of Cardington; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin of Forest, and Orville of Kenton; and one sister, Mrs. Kennith (Leona) Carnaham of Ada.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Blocktown with the Rev. Martin Maier officiating. Burial will be at Dola Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. this evening at Price Funeral Home in Kenton. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of services on Friday.
[Lima News, Jun 19, 1979]

Staff Sgt. Allen E. Long
Kenton - The body of Staff Sgt. Allen E. Long who was killed in action Apr. 9, 1945, in Germany, is being returned home for burial. His wife, Mrs. Dorothy Tidd Long, of near Belle Center, and his mother, Mrs. Lena Long who resides with a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Holtzberger, of Kenton survive. Sgt. Long entered service Feb. 5, 1941. He attended Dola high school. Surviving besides the wife and mother are three brothers, Cecil of Ada; Marvin of Dola; and Orville of west of Kenton, and two sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Holtzberger, Kenton; and Mrs. Leona Halsey of Ada.
[Lima News, Jan 3, 1949]

Pvt. Lawrence L. Lopker
Kenton, June11 - The body of Pvt. Lawrence L. Lopker, son of Mrs. Iva Lopker, Cleveland, and formerly of Kenton, was to arrive here Friday. Lopker who was born in Kenton July 18, 1926, was wounded and died in France, Jan. 27, 1945. His service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Schindewolf funeral home with the Rev. H. J. Schumacher officiating. Military rites will be held here at St. Marys cemetery.
[Lima Times-Democrat Jun 11, 1948]

Myrtle Louthan
Dunkirk - Thursday at 2 p.m. funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Louthan, 67, of near Dunkirk, who died Tuesday will be held at the Dunkirk Methodist church with Rev. E. E. Stopher, pastor of the Bridgeport Christian church in charge. Rev. G. M. Gambill, pastor of the Dunkirk Methodist church will assist. Burial will be in the Dunkirk cemetery. Mrs. Louthan died after a nine month illness of cancer. Her husband, Charles, survived with one daughter, Mrs. Allyne King of Blanchard-tp; two brothers Robert Shannon of Indiana and Richard Shannon, of Big Rapids, Mich.
[Lima News, Oct 1, 1941]


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