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Obituaries and Death Notices


William R. Main
Arrangements for last rites are incomplete here for William R. Main, 53, of 218 E. Montford ave, Ada., recreation room proprietor. Mr. Main died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday in Lima Memorial Hospital after becoming ill Monday afternoon. Cause of his death was not determined immediately. The body was removed to the Preston Funeral Home pending completion of arrangements.
[Lima News, Oct 11, 1955]

Katherine Louella Mankey
ADA, Jan. 5-Services for Mrs. Katherine Louella Mankey, 89, will be at 2 p. m. Sunday in Lantz funeral home. Ada. The Rev. Fara Laman will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Mankey died at 5:20 a. m. Friday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Firestone, Findlay. She had been ill two years. She was born in Canton and married in 1884 to Isaac T. Mankey. He died in 1926. She was a member of the Ada Baptist church. In addition to Mrs. Firestone she is survived by three sons, John, Ada ; William, Bucyrus; Ray, Lima; 17 grandchildren; great- grandchildren. A son Charles is dead. The body will remain in Lantz funeral home where friends may call after noon Saturday.
[Lima News, Jan 5, 1951]

Madge Marling
ADA - Mrs. Madge Marling, 61 of Rt. 1, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Lima Memorial Hospital Following a long illness. Born Feb. 24, 1912, in Ada, she was a daughter of Howard and Flo White Candler. On Nov. 7, 1930, she married Jake Marling, who survives. Also surviving are seven grandchildren. She was a member of the Ada Baptist Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hanson Funeral Home, Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Candler Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Dec 19, 1973]

Donald J. Marquart
Kenton - Donald J. Marquart, 61, died Monday at University Hospital in Columbus. He was employed at Unite Aircraft in Forest. Survivors include his wife, the former Lillian BeLear; a son James D. of Kenton, a daughter, Mrs. William (Marianne) Bradley of Kenton; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call anytime today at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Jul 18, 1979]

Fred W. Martin
ADA - Fred W. Martin, 80, of here, died at 10 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He was born Jan. 12, 1905, in Preston County, W. Va., the son of Jacob Dale and Mary Louise Wisterman Martin. On June 13, 1928, he married Leola Bolyard, who survives. Mr. Martin was a retired farmer and custodian at West Virginia University Hospital of Morgantown. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ada. Survivors also include a son, Edwin W. Martin of Hemet, Calif.; two daughters, Juanita F. Rich of Ellenton, Fla. and Mrs. Robert (Wilma Jean) Bayles of Morgantown, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, Rev.Stephen D. Chapman and Rev. Lee Warf officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Dec 16, 1985]

Juanita J. Mathews
Mrs. Juanita J. Mathews, 58, of 1732 Patricia Dr. died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday in Lima Memorial Hospital following a two-month illness. Born March 29, 1917, in Galatia, ILL., she was a daughter of Floyd and Margaret Hale Rains. Surviving are a son, William J. of Rt. 1, Huntsville; her stepfather, Earl White of Jacksonville, ILL.; and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Lue Reeve of Cedar Rapids. Iowa Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hanson Funeral Home, Alger. Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Jun 9, 1975]

Grace Lee May
Roundhead, Jan. 5-Services for Miss Grace Lee May, 72, who died at 7 p. m. Thursday in San Antonio hospital, Kenton, will be at 2 p. m. Sunday in Postle funeral home, Belle Center. The Rev. D. E. Moffett. Lima, and the Rev. Milton Leidig will officiate, with burial in Roundhead cemetery. Miss May was born in Roundhead and had been active in the Methodist church in this community as well as president of its Missionary society. Surviving are two sisters. Mrs. Crosby Manchester, near Lakeview; Mrs. Earl Harrod. Harrod, and several nieces and nephews. The body will remain at the funeral home, where friends may call.
[Lima News, Jan 5, 1951]

Frederick Eugene Mayhew
ADA, Mar. 8—Services for Frederick Eugene Mayhew, 30, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of here, will be at 9:30 a. m. Thursday in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church. The Rev. Richard Hoch will officiate, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Fr. Hoch will recite the rosary at 8:30 p. m. Wednesday in the Lantz funeral home, where the body will remain until services.
Mr. Mayhew died Tuesday morning in Mercy hospital, Mt. Vernon . He had been seriously ill since January. Following service as a captain and bombardier in the U. S. Air Force during World War II, Mayhew operated the McElroy Coal Co. here. Last fall, he and his wife, the former Elaine McElroy, moved to Mt. Vernon , where Mayhew was engaged as an attorney. In the firm with him were his wife and Jack Zeller. He was born May 24. 1919, in Toronto , O., and was graduated from Ohio Northern university last spring. Mayhew was a member of Delta Theta Phi, law fraternity, the Ada Kiwanis club. Besides his wife, surviving are a son, Ricky; five brothers and sisters, Mrs. Sarah Moreland, Miss Flora Mayhew, John, Dean and Ernest Mayhew, all of Toronto, O.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mayhew, also of Toronto.
[Lima News Mar 8, 1950]

Almira L. McCloud
Kenton, Feb 23 - Funeral services for Mrs. Almira L. McCloud, 89, lifetime resident of Hardin-co who died in the home of her son in Kenton Monday, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Keiper funeral home in Dunkirk. Burial will be in Dunkirk cemetery. She had been ill eight weeks with senility. She was born March 15, 1853, the daughter of Benjamin and Reiocy Diver Price. She was the widow of William J. McCloud.
[Lima News, Feb 23, 1943]

Irvin McClure
ADA. Jan. 12 - Irvin McClure, 61, died in his residence, N. Jackson-st. Saturday morning. He was born July 22, 1884, in AIlen-co. to Isaac and Levina Dotson McClure. He is survived by his widow, Blanche, his father, Isaac of Alger, four brothers, Claude of Galion, Walter of Wooster, Harry of Lafayette and Harold of Columbus; a son, Harry of Toledo, a daughter, Mrs. Vaude Cavanaugh, Toledo, and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p. m. Monday in the Preston funeral home, Ada. Rev. J. M. Gambill will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Ada. The body will remain at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Jan 13, 1946]

A. McConnell
Kenton - A. McConnell, father of Mrs. H. H. Harvey, Kenton, died in western part of county.
[Lima News, Jan 9, 1920]

George William McCraeary
ALGER - George William McCraeary, 84, died at noon Saturday in Santa Maria,Calif. Born July 8, 1897, in Hardin County, he was the son of John and Katie Vounghaunfl McCraeary. On Jan. 7, he married Isabel Crane, who died Dec. 8, 1961. Mr. McCraeary was a retired restaurant employee. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Emma Kathryn) Lawrence of Alger and Mrs. Donald (Alice Jean) Plott of Santa Maria, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren: and a sister, Irene Lawrence of Alger. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hanson-Necly Funeral Home, Alger, Rev. Clair Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Jul 15, 1981]

James McElhatten
Lifeless Body Found Along O.C. Railroad Jim McElhatten Well Known Character About City Ran Over By An O.C. Train During The Night And Left To Spend His Last Hours Alone In A Lonely Spot Near Cessna's Woods
Had Left The City To Escape Arrest And Likely On His Way To Hunt In Cessna's Woods
Body Found By O.C. Section Men
The lifeless form of James McElhatten was found lying about twenty feet from the O.C. tracks in the vicinity of the Hall Bridge, a few miles west of the city this morning. The right leg was almost severed and the other missing. It was found lying in the center of the track at the point where the accident likely happened. hardly have been knocked there, and blood
McElhatten had probably met with the accident early in the night as his body indicated that he had been dead for some time. From appearances at the scene of the accident, the man must have been laying with his legs across the south rail of the track. He was probably under the influence of liquor and while walking along the track stumbled and fell and then lay there asleep. It is evident that the train didn't strike him in a way to knock any distance, for the body was found directly south from the place in the track where the severed member lay. It could hardly have been knocked there, and blood stained ground and weeds indicated that the man had crawled to that place and likely there his strength gave out. As he was a strong, robust man, it is probable that he suffered alone for several hours and then death ensued from shock and loss of blood.
The nearest place where any human might have been was a hut in the Cessna Woods, to which McElhatten was likely enroute. As it is said he had been staying there with one named Elmer Poling. This was too far away for even his feeble cries to be heard. It was about eight o'clock this morning when the section men passed that way and noticed part of a human's leg lying in the track. A glance discovered the body lying in the weeds about twenty feet away. The remains were immediately brought to the O.C. station in this city and later moved to the morgue.
The dead man was well known in this city and much addicted to drink. He formerly worked in Callam & Co's lumber yards, but of late has not been working in the city, but doing odd jobs in the country when at work. He was in town Tuesday night and about eight o'clock the chief of police was notified that he was home abusing his wife and family. He sent two officers, to arrest him, but in the meantime he made good his escape. For the past few weeks there has been a warrant out for his arrest for non-support of his wife and family. He has a wife and four small children. They make his home for his wife's sister on the corner of Carey and Oak Streets. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
[Kenton Daily Democrat, Wednesday, September 26, 1906 - Sub. by Dan McElhatten]

Burial Today of Remains of Jim McElhatten - Services at Wesleyan Chapel. The remains of Jim McElhatten, who met a tragic death on the O.C. railroad sometime during Tuesday night, were buried this afternoon. They remained at the undertaking establishment until two o'clock this afternoon, when they were conveyed to the Wesleyan Church where the services were held. The services were attended by the family and friends.
[Kenton Daily Democrat, Thursday, September 27, 1906 - Sub. by Dan McElhatten]

Enos McElree
Kenton - Enos McElree, 82, prominent Hardin-co farmer and father of former county commissioner, Grover C. McElree, died yesterday at his home in Jackson-tp, following two weeks' illness with pneumonia. McElree was born in Columbiana-co Nov. 29, 1854, and is survived by his wife, Mollie; two sons, Grover C. and Dale; a brother, George, of Dunkirk. Rev. L. C. Davis of Van Wert, former pastor of the Blanchard River church will conduct funeral services from the late home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Dunkirk cemetery.
[Lima News, Jan. 5, 1937]

Jane McElroy
Kenton, March 7- Funeral services were held today for Miss Jane McElroy, 74, whose death from pneumonia came Tuesday night, 16 days after her brother John O. McElroy, died in the home where both had lived for 18 years. Surviving are another brother, William E. McElroy of Ada, and a sister, Mrs. Ida Sanderson of Ada. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.
[Marion Star, Mar 7, 1940]

Sarah C. McMullen
DUNKIRK, April 3 - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah C. McMulIen, 83, of Dunkirk, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday at the Dunkirk U. B. church. Rev. Mark Lutman will be in charge of services and burial will be in Dunkirk cemetery. Mrs. McMulIen died at the home of her daughter early Thursday after a six-year illness and her death was attributed to complications. She was born in Fairfield- co on Nov. 25, 1858. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. John Hickel of Dunkirk, two grand-children, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Hess of Marion.
[Lima News, Apr 3, 1942]

Lena V McNamara
Obituary appeared in Lima News, May 14, 1994
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Mar 11, 1916 in Springfield to William & Lena Emerick Thompson
Married: Ronald McNamara
Occupation: retired from DWG Cigar Factory after 34 years
Died: May 13, 1994 at Woodstock Care Center, Woodstock
Survived by: 3 brothers
Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Ada

George D. Messenger
Dunkirk- Services for George D. Messenger, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dunkirk Cemetery. A retired foundry and furnace worker, Mr. Messenger died at the Hardin County Home, Kenton, Wednesday night. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Marie) Geiser of here and Mrs. Dan (Patty) Geiser of Harrod; a son, Harold of Richmond, Ind., and 8 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.
[Lima News, Oct 24, 1975]

Mary S. Metcalf
Mary S. Metcalf, 74, of 670 S. Union St. died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday at her home. She was born March 30, 1909, in Welby County, Ky., the daughter of Alfred and Josey Philips Riddle.
She married Don S. Metcalf, who died in 1942. Mrs. Metcalf was a homemaker. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Ada) DeSote of Continental, Mrs. Clark (Thelma) Beale, Lily Gibbs, Susie Webb and Mrs. Donald (Barbara) Wisher, all of Lima; a son. Earl Theodore Metcalf of Florida; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Riddle of Tipp City; and three sisters, Grace Hicks of Piqua, Mrs. Russel (Josey) Massie of Tipp City and Mrs. Freddie (Rosy) Ramirez of Livonia, Mich. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Siferd Westwood Chapel, Rev. Darrell Ezell officiating. Burial will be in Roundhead Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
[Lima News, Mar 31, 1983]

Carl Metzler
Kenton- Carl Metzler, 64, Rt. 1, Sycamore, formerly of here, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at his home. Surviving are his wife, Mary and two sisters and a brother. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Hull - Leis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 tonight.
[Lima News, Aug 20, 1975]

A. N. Mick
Kenton, Jan 6- A. N. Mick, 75, was found dead behind the counter of his general store at Forest, north of here, by customers who had gone into the store to make purchases. When Mack failed to respond to their shouts they started a search. It is believed that he suffered a heart attack.
[Lima News, Jan 6, 1926]

Douglas Eugene Moe
KENTON. Feb. 4 - Douglas Eugene Moe, three - month - old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Moe of Ada, died of pneumonia at Pensacola, Fla., on Jan. 25. The baby's father, Cecil Moe, is stationed at Pearl Harbor as an aerial photographer. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, when the wives and children of service men were evacuated, Mrs. Moe and the baby left for the United States. Due to the change in climate and the trip home, the baby contracted a cold, and after reaching Mrs. Moe's home in Florida, pneumonia developed.
[Lima News, Feb 4, 1942]

Harper Lee Moore
Kenton - Funeral services for Harper Lee Moore, 61, who died at his home here late Monday, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Hempy and Shields funeral home in Forest with Rev. E.P. Smith, retired Presbyterian minister in charge. Burial will be in Hueston cemetery, near Forest.
Moore died after suffering a stroke of paralysis on Monday afternoon. He had been in failing health for several years. He was born in Cardington, on April 16, 1879, lived in Forest for a number of years and had lived in Kenton for the last 14 years. During his life he was engaged in automobile painting and was formerly employed here. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Maccabee lodge. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lulu Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Edison Overly and Doris Virginia Moore, both of Kenton, and one brother, William Moore of Williamstown.
[Unknown newspaper, Oct 9, 1940]

Mrs. J. H. Moore
Ada- Mrs. J. H. Moore, 39, is dead.
[Lima News, Jan 5, 1920]

Samuel J. Morgan
Alger, Oct 12- Last services for Samuel J. Morgan, 85, who died at his home in Alger, early Tuesday after two weeks' illness, will be held at the Hansen funeral home here Thursday at 2:30 p. m., Rev. Arthur Olliver of Ridgeway will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Alger* cemetery. Morgan was born Dec. 23, 1857 in Corning, O., but had lived in Alger, and the vicinity 50 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl Ewing of Alger, and Mrs. Bessie Maynard of Lima; one son, Jess of Dunkirk; two brothers, Charles of Ashland and Frank of Cambridge; one sister, Mrs. Belle Slay of Corning, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body will be removed from the funeral home to the residence of Mrs. Ewing here Wednesday afternoon. It will be returned to the funeral home Thursday morning.
[Lima News, Oct 12, 1943] [* Alger cemetery is now called Preston cemetery.]

Isabelle C. Morgenroth
KENTON, April 6 - Completion of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Isabellc C. Morgenroth is being delayed; awaiting word from a daughter. Airs, Parker Robinson of Hollywood, Calif. Services will be in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and burial will be in Grove cemetery. Mrs. Morgenroth died in Antonio hospital Saturday after a serious illness of two days. Her death was attributed to cerebral hemorrhage. She had been in failing health since September, 1936. Surviving are a son, Charles H Morgenroth, with whom she made her home; the daughter, a granddaughter, Anne Robinson of Hollywood; and a sister, Mrs. William Bray of Buenos Aires, Argentina, S. A.
[Lima News, Apr 6, 1942]

Carl Moroff
Kenton, Sept 7- Funeral for Carl Moroff, 39, veteran of the World War whose death occurred at the home of his mother here after a week's illness with complications, will be held Thursday morning in charge of Rev. E. V. Belles, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial in Grove cemetery. Services will be private.
[Lima News, Sep 7, 1927]

Ethel L. Morrison
Ada- Former Ada resident Ethel L. Morrison, 101, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday at Village Care Center, Lee's Summit, Mo. She was born July 22, 1884, in Mapoleon, the daughter of Lafayette and Roxanna Meeker. She married Lee Morrison, who is deceased. Mrs. Morrison was a licensed foster mother. She was a former member of Ada Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Malcolm Morrison of Oakland, Calif.; one daughter, Hazel Trumbull of Lee's Summit, Mo.; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, Rev. Terry Alverson officiating. Burial will be in Hassan Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Apr 8, 1976]

James D Mullins
Obituary appeared in Lima News, Feb 15, 1996
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 16, 1958 in Lima to Sam & Odie Joseph Mullins
Died: Feb 14, 1996 in Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: parents; 3 brothers; 5 sisters
Burial: Preston Cemetery

Mary Ann Mullins
KENTON, Jan. 7--Miss Mary Ann Mullins, 91, retired book-keeper for Grove cemetery, died Friday night at her home here. Miss Mullins was born near Cincinnati. Miss Mullins was a lifelong member of the Catholic church and its Altar society. She is survived by one sister, Miss Elizabeth Mullins, and one brother, John C. Mullins, both at home. The Rev. H. J. Schumacher will officiate at funeral services at 11 a. m. Monday in the Catholic church. The body is at the late home.
[Lima News, Jan 8, 1950]




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