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Hardin County, Ohio
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Joseph H. Taylor
KENTON, Nov. 2 Funeral services for Joseph H. Taylor, 62, native of Hardin-co who died in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, will be held in Tacoma on Monday morning. Burial will be made there. According to news received by relatives here, Taylor died in a Tacoma hospital after a serious illness of a week. He had been sick two months. He was born in Taylor Creek-tp, Hardin-co, on Jan. 17, 1878, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Taylor, pioneer residents of Hardin-co. He lived in this county about 25 years before moving to Washington about 38 years ago. He was a member of the Catholic church. Surviving arc one sister, Mrs. Frank Downing, and four brothers, John, Charles Daniel and Leo Taylor, all of Kenton.
[Lima News, Nov 3, 1940]

John F. Thomas
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Potter Funeral home, Kenton with Rev. Thomas Roberts, pastor of the Roundhead Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Roundhead cemetery.
[The Lima News, Sep 20, 1939]

Lydia Anna Thompson
DUNKIRK , Jan. 11 Services for Mrs. Lydia Anna Thompson, 77, will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Keiper funeral home here. Rev. John Perry, Christian church pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. R. E. Stopher, Delphos. Burial will be in Dunkirk. Mrs. Thompson, a lifelong resident of the community, was born in Blanchard-tp, Hardin-co, Nov. 19, 1868, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Fulton. She was married on Dec. 23, 1887, to John W. Thompson, who died in 1924. Survivors include a son, Darl Thompson. Detroit ; two brothers, Edward Fulton, Dunkirk ; Charles Fulton, Kenton, and two sisters. Mrs. Frank Ripley, Dunkirk , and Mrs. William McMahon, Kenton.
Mrs. Thompson died Wednesday in San Antonio hospital, Kenton, after a two-week illness from a heart ailment
[Lima News, Jan 11, 1946]

William Elmer Thompson
Ada- William Elmer Thompson, 94, retired farmer, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Kennedy, Route 1, Lafayette, after a three week illness. Born in Hardin County, he was a member of the Maysville Methodist church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Mowery, 471 McPheron-av; Lima, Mrs. Marie Staley, Harrod; Miss Thelma Thompson, Route 1, Lafayette; two sons Walter, 9th and Lennox ave, Lima, and Kenneth, Harrod; 19 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren.
The body will remain in the Hanson Funeral home, Ada, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Monday. The body will then be removed to the County Line Church of the Brethren for services at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. J. Oliver Dearing will officiate and burial will be in Maysville cemetery.
[Lima News, Apr 21, 1956]

Viola Tisdale
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Tisdale, 34, wife of Gerald Tisdale, 304 1/2 E. Market-st, who died in her home Saturday, will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Epworth Methodist church, Kenton. Rev. L. E. Griffith will officiate. Burial in Grove cemetery. Mrs. Tisdale was born in Kenton July 25, 1916, and had been a resident of that city most of her life. She married Gerald Tisdale, Sept. 25, 1946Surviving besides her husband are five brothers, Forest, Harry, Walter, Barney and Clayton Clawson, all of Kenton, and three sisters, Mrs. Leo Sanosky, Toledo; Mrs. Harold Prater, Marion, and Mrs. Richard Zachariah, Kenton. The body is at the Schindewolf funeral home, Kenton.
[The Lima News, Jan, 9, 1951]

John M. Toner
Kenton - Funeral services for John M. Toner, 72, well known Kenton grocery keeper of 232 S. Wayne-st, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Schindewolf funeral home with Rev. Herbert E. Pfister, pastor of St. John Evangelical Reformed church in charge. Burial will be in Grove cemetery.
Toner died in Antonio hospital here Friday after an illness of two weeks of pneumonia. He was born in Marseilles, but had lived in Kenton 40 years. He was a foreman at The Kenton Hardware Co for 21 years and for the last six years had operated a grocery.
Surviving are the widow, Carrie, one daughter, Mrs. Harold Eddy of Ada; one sister, Miss Mollie Toner, both of Forest, and two grandchildren, Norma Jean Hubbell and John Harold Eddy, both of Ada.
[Unknown newspaper, Oct 6, 1940]

Marion F. Tremain
MARION F. "BUD" TREMAIN, 86, Kenton, died at 11:40 a.m. Feb. 14, 2002, in Tomball, Texas.
He was born Oct. 31, 1915, in Hardin County to Frank and Alda McGinnis Tremain, who preceded her in death. He married Evonda M. Liles, who died July 4, 2000. Mr. Tremain retired as a farmer and from the ASCS office in Harding County. He attended Silver Creek Methodist Church in rural Hardin County. He was a member of American Legion Post 266, Belle Center, and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 698, Findlay. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn (Kent) Hampton of Cypress, Texas; a sister, Jean Ann Jackson of Lima; and two grandchildren, Ellen Hampton of Kansas City, Mo., and Ross Hampton of Mattoon, Ill. He was preceded in death by three sisters. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, Kenton. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kenton, with military rites by AMVETS Post 1994. Friends may call from noon to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Feb 16, 2002]

C. Dawson Trent
KENTON, C. Dawson Trent, 57, who operated a roller skating rink at Ada for several years and at one time managed a tax service here, died Sunday from a heart ailment. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday at Schindewolf funeral home, Kenton.
[Lima News, Jan 9, 1945]


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