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Obituaries and Death Notices

Jennie May Wagner
Kenton -- Last services for Mrs. Jennie May Wagner, 67, prominently-known local nurse, were held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Pence funeral home here with Dr. Thomas B. Roberts, pastor of First Methodist church in charge. Burial was in Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Wagner died late Saturday at her home here after a serious illness of three days. She was born in Johnstown, Pa., on Sept 1, 1872, but had lived here 41 years. For 10 years she was employed as a nurse at San Antonio hospital here. She was an active member of First Methodist church. Her husband, George A. Wagner, died 21 years ago. Surviving are one son, Ambert Wagner, deputy in the Hardin-co surveyor's office; and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Rose of Columbus; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Werry of Johnstown, Pa., and Mrs. Anna Ramsey of Munhall, Pa., and one brother William Litzinger of Johnstown, Pa.
[unknown newspaper, Jan 2, 1940]

Darlene Joy Ward
Kenton -- Funeral services for Darlene Joy Ward, 6 month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ward of Hepburn, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Hepburn Methodist church with Rev. W.M. Gross in charge, assisted by Rev. E.M. Burroughs. Burial will be in Lee cemetery.
The baby died Tuesday at Antonio hospital after an illness of five days of bronchial pneumonia. She was born in Hepburn on April 1, 1940.
Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Mrs. Wallace Montgomery of Belle Center, Mrs. Robert Woodward of Lima and Florence and Phyllis Ward at home; two brothers, Orville and Brazil Clark both of Hepburn.
[unknown newspaper, Oct 2, 1940]

James M Weaver
James M Weaver, 62. 455 W. Grand-av, died in his home Saturday after an Illness of six months. He was an employe of the Lima Locomotive Works. In addition to the widow, Mrs. Marie C. Weaver, he leaves a son, Joseph, of Royal Oak. Mich.; two brothers, Edward, of Ft. Wayne, and C. C. Weaver, of Lima. Surviving also are three sisters, Mrs. John Sweeney, of Lima; Mrs. Ora Benner, of Defiance, and Mrs. Richard Mitchell, of Rosedale, Ind. Requiem high mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Rose church. Burial will be in Gethsemani cemetery.
[unknown newspaper, unknown date]

Jacob Webber
Jacob Webber, 66, is dead.
[Lima News, Jan 9, 1920]

Frank Weider
Obstruction of the bowels last night at 10:30 o'clock, caused the death of eighteen year old Frank Weider at the home of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Weider, of 953 Erie street. The deceased was born in Kenton, and for some time past has been employed at the L. E. & W. as a carpenter. Funeral services will be held in Kenton, Saturday at 9 a.m., the Rev. Webb officiating, and interment will be made in Norman cemetery.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 3, 1908]

Etta White
Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baptist Church in Ada. The. Rev. Mr. Snow officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Ada.
[The Lima News, Jan 13, 1935]

Rev. B. H. Wibbeler
KENTON, May 25-The Rev. B. H. Wibbeler, pastor of the Epworth Methodist Episcopal church, conducted funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Metellus 0. Modd, 58, who died Sunday at McKitrick hospital here following an attack of peritonitis. He was born in Kenton Nov. 20, 1878, and was a member of the United Spanish War Veterans. Surviving relatives are the widow, Merle; two sons, Charles and Carey of Kenton; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Powell of Kenton; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph W. Pugh of Findlay and Mrs, Melissa Watt of Pasadena, Calif.; a step-son, Harold Stewart of-Shanghai, China; a step-daughter, Miss Betty Stewart of Kenton; and five grandchildren. Burial in Grove cemetery.
[Lima News, May 25, 1937]

Mrs. Charles Wilcox
Kenton -- Funeral services were held at the Schindewolf funeral home here Saturday for Mrs. Charles Wilcox, 84, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Veil at St. Petersburg, Fla. Dr. Thomas B. Roberts, pastor of First Methodist church was in charge. Burial was made in Grove cemetery here. The body was shipped from Florida. Mrs. Wilcox was a former resident of near Kenton.
[unknown newspaper, Sep 29, 1940]

George W. Williams
KENTON, Aug. 17 Funeral services for George W. Williams, 91, well-known Ridgeway resident who died late Tuesday, will be held Friday at 2:S0 p. m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eva Keller of Ridgeway, with Rev. A. E. Oliver in charge. Burial will be in the Byhalia cemetery. The aged man died at his daughter's home in Ridgeway after an illness of four months. He was born in Pickerel I town, Logan-co, on March 25,1848, and had lived in Ridgeway for the last 27 years. He was a farmer and carpenter. On Feb. 25, 1871, he was married to Olive Bird. Surviving are two sons, four daughters, 12 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
[Lima News, Aug 17, 1939]

Emery Wilson
Kenton - Emery Wilson, 45, groceryman, is dead; peritonitis, Christopher Schelderer, 71, farmer, died here.
[Lima News, Jan 3, 1920]

Glaga Wilson
Ada -- Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn cemetery here for Miss. Glaga Wilson, formerly of Ada, who died at her home in Detroit. A native of Ada, Miss Wilson was the daughter of Walter and Ella Wilson, Ada residents for a number of years. The body will arrive at the Lantz and Cretors funeral home shortly before services.
[The Lima News, Aug. 20, 1946]

Martin Winebrenner
Kenton -- Funeral services for Martin Winebrenner, 84, Kenton man who died earl Sunday morning at McKitrick hospital, were held Tuesday at the Price funeral home with Rev. Ross Wilhide, pastor of First Methodist church in charge of services. Burial was in Grove cemetery. Mr. Winebrenner died Sunday after an illness of six weeks with complications. He had been in failing health for the past year. In 1855 he was united in marriage to Ida Coats who preceded him in death five years ago. Surviving are two sons Tell and Glen of Goshen-tp; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
[The Lima News, Mar. 3, 1942]

Della Winsor
Kenton, Apr 15- Funeral services for Mrs. Della Winsor, 59, well-known resident of Kenton, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Schindewolf funeral home here with Rev. John A. Omerod, pastor of Wesleyan Mrthodist church, in charge. Burial will be in Wolf Creek cemetery. Mrs. Winsor died early Sunday in her home here. She had been in failing health for a number of years but was only seriously ill one week. She was born Nov. 8, 1880 in Kenton and lived here all her life. She was the widow of Francis Winsor. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Foster Seitz, of Kenton and Mrs. Harlan Folk of Deerfield, Mich.; two sons, William Winsor of Seattle, Wash., and Carl Cooksey of Toledo, and eight grandchildren.
[Lima News, Apr 15, 1940]

Harold (Bud) Wolfley
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Nov 18, 1974
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug. 17, 1912, in Hancock Co to Clarence and Nora Bell Houser Wolfley.
Married: Jean Fitzpatrick for 24 years
Occupation: retired Lima Westinghouse employe
Died: Nov 17, 1974 Lima Memorial Hospital following an extended illness
Survived by: wife; 3 daughters; 1 brother; 2 sisters; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Ada

Margaret Wooley
Mrs. Margaret (Dean) Wooley, 84, Kenton, died at one o'clock Friday morning. She was the mother of Mrs. Fannie Kahler, Lima. Besides Mrs. Kahler, there are two daughters and a son surviving. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
[Lima News, Jan 9, 1920]

Anna M. Wright
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jan 9, 1974
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 27, 1902, in Hardin Co,to Hiram W. & Hulda (Hoy) Elzay
Married: Wayne Wright for 54 years
Died: Jan 5, 1974 at her home
Survived by: husband; 7 daughters; 5 sons; 40 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 1 brother
Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Ada

Clora Wright
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Nov 14, 1994
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec 29, 1900 in Paintsville, Ky to Adam & Minerva Hall
Married: Birl Wright for 59 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Nov 13, 1994 at Lima Plus Health Care Center, Lima
Survived by: 5 sons; 2 daughters; several grandchildren & great-grandchildren
Burial: Preston Cemetery

Irene Wright
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jul 1, 1985
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb. 5, 1915, In Bonanza,Ky, to Isom (Doc) and Lola Whitaker Holbrook
Married: Herman Wright for 33 years
Occupation: homemaker and had been employed as a nurses aide at the Ada Nursing Home for three years
Died: Jun 30, 1985 at Hardin Memorial Hospital
Survived by: 3 sons; 5 daughters; 21 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 6 brothers; 5 sisters
Burial: McDonald-Fairview Cemetery

Okie Wright
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Jun 9, 1996
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 29, 1920 in Floyd Co, Ky to Burl & Clora Hall Wright
Married: Alta Puckett for 53 years
Occupation: retired from Superior Coach Division of Sheller Globe, Lima
Died: Jun 8, 1996 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home
Survived by: wife, 2 sons; 3 daughters; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren
Burial: Preston Cemetery

Edna E Wyss
Obituary appeared in The Lima News Aug 4, 1985
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 12, 1895 in Forest to John & Lillie Clemons Packer
Married: Fred H Wyss for 65 years
Occupation: homemaker & farmer
Died: Aug 3, 1985 at Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: 1 daughter; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren
Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Ada

John Wyss
Kenton -- John Wyss, 90, native of Switzerland and resident of Dola, died Monday morning after a long illness. Born Aug. 13, 1857, he was a retired farmer. He married Elizabeth Frankhouse. Surviving are the widow, and eight children, Mrs. Rosa Weaver of Dola; Fred of Ada, Charles of Monroeville, Harry of McCutchinsville, Daniel of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Martha Frost of North Robinson, Elmer of Forest and Edward of Pomona, Calif. The body is at Shields funeral home, pending funeral arrangements.
[The Lima News, Feb. 3, 1948]


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