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Unless noted otherwise, these were submitted by Linda Dietz

Jemima Hall

GILBOA. April 4 - Services for Mrs. Jemima Hall 93, who died at her home Thursday morning, will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Methodist church at Gilboa. The Rev. E. C. Walley, the pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Harmon cemetery, west of Gilboa. Mrs. Hall was one of the oldest women in Putnam-co.
[Lima News, Apr 4, 1930]

Mabel Hanefeld

[The Lima News, May 16, 1977]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec. 22, 1893, in Putnam County, she was a daughter of Noah and Mary (Crone) Kirkendall.
Married: John D. Hanefeld for 58 years
Died: May 14, 1977 St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima
Survived by: 4 sons; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; 1 brother
Burial: Monroe Cemetery

Frank S. Hanline

VAUGHNSVILLE, Feb. 6 - Frank S. Hanline, 50, died at 11:30 p. m. Wednesday at his home here following a heart attack. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Methodist church and a telegraph operator for the A. C. and Y. railroad.
Surviving are his wife, two children, Mary Catherine, a student at Bowling Green university; Charles, of Ludlow , Ky. : and his father, J. H. Hanline, of Arlington, W. Va. Last rites will be observed at 3 p. m. Saturday at the home with Rev. R. C. Hurley, of Elida, assisted by Rev. H. C. Anger, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughnsville cemetery. The body will be removed from the Hartman Sons funeral home, Columbus Grove, to the family home Thursday evening.
[Lima News, Feb 6, 1941]

Anna Hanneman

Glandorf -- Services for Mrs. Anna Hanneman, 70, who died Friday night at St. Rita's hospital, Lima, following an operation, will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in St. John's Roman Catholic church here. Burial in the church cemetery.
[The Lima News, Jan 27, 1929]

Samuel Harger

LEIPSIC, Sept. 9-Funeral services for Samuel Harger, 71, who died Thursday night at his home here, were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Leipsic funeral home. Burial was in Center cemetery. He was born June 8, 1862 in Oakwood, son of Samuel Harger. He is survived by his wife, Mrs, Delia Harger, and the following: children: Mrs. Bessie B. Pickering, Leipsic; Lawrence Harger of Toledo; Lonny Harger of Belmore, and Mrs. Gladys Rupp of Toledo. [
Lima News, Sep 10, 1933]

Margaret L Hartoon

[The Lima News, Dec 6, 2001]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: April 15. 1922, in Columbus Grove to Jess and Eva M. (Stump) Benroth
Married: William Hartoon for 51 years
Occupation: retired school teacher
Died: Dec. 5, 2001, at Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa
Survived by: husband; 1 son; 1 daughter; 1 sister; 3 grandchildren
Burial: Truro Cemetery

Hedwig A. Haselman

[The Lima News, Nov 29, 1989]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 9, 1916, in Putnam County, the daughter of John and Mary Kaufman Lammers
Married: Theodore Haselman for 31 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Nov 28, 1989 Putnam Acres Care Center
Survived by: 4 sons; 2 daughters; 1 sister; 3 brothers; 22 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery

William Hazelton
Ottawa, O., Jan 4- Military funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fischer and Son funeral home here for T-4 William Hazelton, 22, Ottawa, with burial in Pomeroy cemetery.
The soldier died in Germany, Nov. 17, and the body was returned to Ottawa Saturday. It will remain at the funeral home until time for the services. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hazelton, Ottawa.
[Lima News, Jan 5, 1947]

Lena Lay Henderson
[The Lima News, Oct 31, 1988]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: April 27. 1888, in Putnam County, the daughter of John H. and Martha Pettit Hartman
Married: Russell Henderson
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Oct 31, 1988 at Hometown Nursing Home, Ottawa
Survived by: 3 sons; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister
Burial: Truro Cemetery

Homer Henderson
Pandora - Homer Henderson, 78, died at 9:47 p.m. Jan. 27, 2010, at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Kenton to Clay and Donna Wolf Henderson, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 10, 1955, he married Fran Bryant, who survives in Pandora.
Mr. Henderson retired from Phillips ECG, Ottawa, after 40 years. He attended New Life Church International, Lima. He was a member of American Legion Post 616, Pandora, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, Lima, and the Bluffton Senior Citizens. He enjoyed watching high school sports. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He attended high school in Kenton and was a 1949 graduate of Bluffton High School, Bluffton. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors also include three daughters, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Bluffton. Pastor Darnell Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora, with military rites by American Legion Post 616. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Jan 29, 2010]

Elizabeth M. Hermiller
[The Lima News Jan 17, 1974]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: June 6, 1884, in Glandorf, she was the daughter of Charles and Catherine Bellman Verhoff
Married: Bernard Hermiller for 50 years
Died: Jan 15, 1974 at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima
Survived by: 1 daughter; 2 sisters; 1 brother; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren
Burial: St. John's Cemetery

Rachel Hicks
Hicks, Mrs. Rachel - Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Kalida, with burial in that city. The Hartman and Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove in charge of arrangements.
[The Lima News, May 6, 1937]

Ella A Hixon
[The Lima News, Feb 25, 1976]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jul 22, 1885 in Hancock County to Asher & Catherine McDaniel Shafer
Married: Oscar Hixon for 33 years
Occupation: homemaker
Died: Feb 23, 1976 at Oak Grove Manor Nursing Home, Dreshler
Survived by: 1 son; 1 daughter; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild
Burial: Harmon Cemetery

Gerald Honigford
[The Lima News, Sep 4, 1999]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 19, 1940, in Ottoville to Clem and Bertha Weber Honigford.
Married: Carol Spieles for 36 years
Occupation: warehouse-man for Roundy's Food.
Died: Sept 2, 1999 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg
Survived by: 2 sons; 4 daughters; 3 brothers; 3 sisters
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Ottoville

Edward Hopkins
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday for Edward Hopkins, who died Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Ada McKenzie, of 720 N. Main-st. Services will be held in the Methodist church of Kalida with Rev. C. D. Rizgenberg, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Ottawa Cemetery. Hopkins, formerly of Kalida, is survived by two sisters, Miss Ada Hopkins of Delphos, and Mrs. Charles Medford of Hamburg, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.
[Lima News, Mar 1, 1939]

Anna C. Houdeshall
[The Lima News, Feb 27, 1997]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Dec. 25, 1904, in Miller City to Frank and Philomena Heyne Balbaugh
Married: Lawrence Houdeshall for 31 years
Occupation: retired in 1969 after 29 years with Jeep of Toledo
Died: Feb. 25, 1997, at Parkcliff Assisted Living, Toledo.
Survived by: 2 daughters; 2 brothers; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren & great-great-grandchildren
Burial: St Nicholas Catholic Church Cemetery, Miller City

Vera L. Howard
[The Lima News Jul 11, 2000]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Sept. 26, 1915, in Rice, to Robert H. and Maude Helsel Matson
Married: Raymond S. Howard for 27 years
Occupation: homemaker and former book keeper
Died: July 9, 2000 at Lima Memorial Hospital
Survived by: 1 daughter;
Burial: Harman Cemetery, Gilboa.

Donald L. Huff
Fort Jennings - Donald L. Huff, 82, formerly of Continental, died at 1:05 a.m. Feb. 26, 2010, at The Meadows of Kalida.
He was born April 3, 1927, in Pine, Va., to Charles P. and Leatha M. (Lawson) Huff, who preceded him in death. On April 2, 1949, he married his wife, who survives in Fort Jennings.
Mr. Huff retired from General Motors, Defiance, after 36 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving four years. He attended Dupont Church of the Brethren, Dupont. He loved spending time with family, fishing and traveling. He loved Bluegrass music and going to the Bluegrass Opry Barn in Oakwood.
Survivors also include three sons, three daughters, 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Otis Huff; and three sisters, Mable Hernedez, Shirley Kiser and Bessie Ruth Canada.
Memorial services will begin at 4 p.m. Monday at Dupont Church of the Brethren, Dupont. The Rev. Terry Porter and Pastor Doug Price will officiate. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until time of services Monday at the church.
[Lima News, Feb 26, 2010]

Milton W. Huffman
LEIPSIC, June 15-Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning from the M. P. church at Gllboa, for Milton W. Huffman, 78, well known game hunter of Putnam-co, who died Saturday afternoon at his home five miles east of Leipsic of heart trouble.
He was born June 16, 1857 in Napoleon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Salrestine Huffman. He moved to Putnam-co in 1851. On Aug. 6, 1882, he married Miss Sarah Bishop.
Four children survive: Walter, of Ottawa; Elmer, of Toledo; Mrs. Lurse Osenbaugb of Owosso, Mich.; and Mrs. Ida Tussing, of Leipsic. A sister is Mrs. Estella Dennis, of Fostoria and there are two brothers, Scott of Everett, Mich., and Grant of Boyne City, Mich.
[Lima News, Jun 15, 1936]

Ted W. Hunt
Ted W. Hunt, 60, died at 11:07 p.m. March 1, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 11, 1949, in Lima to William and Jean (Ramsey) Hunt. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives. On June 15, 1974, he married his wife, who survives in Gomer.
Mr. Hunt was self-employed as a truck driver. He was an Air Force veteran, serving from May 5, 1970, to March 29, 1974. He was a 35-year member of America Legion Post 96, Lima, and a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1533, Indian Lake. He enjoyed collecting beer steins and was an avid watcher of black-and-white movies. He loved camping and playing cornhole with his family. He loved his grandchildren.
Survivors also include two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren, a brother, a special nephew and niece.
He was preceded in death by his loving dog, Roxy.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Walls will officiate. Burial will be in the Ottawa River Cemetery, Rimer.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
[Lima News, Mar 3, 2010]


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