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Unless noted otherwise, these were submitted by Linda Dietz

Mrs. Harry Radabaugh
Mrs. Harry Radabaugh, who resided southeast of Gilboa, died last Saturday. Deceased was 35 yrs. old and leaves a husband, 4 girls and 1 boy. Funeral last Tuesday at M. E. Church, Gilboa.
[Putnam County Sentinel March 5, 1915]

Martin Radabaugh
Ottawa - Martin Radabaugh, 65, of 231 N. Sherman, Ottawa , died at 8:30 P.m. Saturday at his home. He had been in failing health for two years. He was employed at the Weather Seal Company in Ottawa . Mr. Radabaugh was born in Putnam County , Oct 2, 1891. He was a lifelong resident of the Ottawa community. He was married to Edna Blodgett, who survives. He was a veteran of WWI, serving in the 38th infantry division; a member of the American Legion, Post 63, of Ottawa and a member of the Methodist church of Ottawa. Also surviving are a son, Charles of Ottawa; two daughters, Mrs. James Otto, of Ottawa ; and Mrs. James Allen, of Lima; seven brothers, Olen of Leipsic; Milan of Ottawa; Glenn of Ottawa; Nelson of Ottawa; William of Findlay; Robert of Lima; and Euzelius of Lima; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Miles of Findlay; Mrs. Perry of Toledo; and Irene Harris of Lima; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the LaPoint Funeral Home in Ottawa , Burial will be in Harmon Cemetery . Friends may call this evening and until time of services Tuesday.
[Lima News Aug 25, 1957 (Sunday)]

Warren Moore Radcliffe
FT. RECOVERY, Feb. 7- Warren Moore Radcliffe, 46, Ft. Recovery, died at his home here Wednesday following an illness of pneumonia and complications. Surviving are two sons, Denver Eugene Radcliffe of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Clifford Dale Radcliffe in the United States Army in Hawaii; one brother, Harry Radcliffe of Kingman, Ind.; and one sister. Mrs. Hollis Bullock of Danville, Ill. The body has been removed to Kingman, where services will be held Saturday morning.
[Lima News Feb 7, 1941]

Bernard Rechtine
MILLER CITY, April 1 - Funeral rites for Bernard Rechtine of Miller City who died Monday in his home will be conducted in the St. Nicholas Catholic church at 10:30 a. m. Thursday by Rev. Herman Lammers. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
[Lima News Apr 1, 1942]

Ray W. Riggenbach
Columbus Grove - Ray W. Riggenbach, 84, died at 1 p.m. Feb. 7, 2010, at Putnam Acres Nursing Home, Ottawa.
He was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Columbus Grove to William and Nellie Core Riggenbach, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 5, 1946, he married Rotha Dauber, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Riggenbach retired as a fireman and engineer from Norfolk-Southern Railroad. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors also include a daughter, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Link. There will be no services or visitation. Arrangements are by Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Bluffton.
[Lima News Feb 9, 2010]

Euletta C Rieger
[Lima News Jun 12, 2002]
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 19,1906, in Ottoville to George N. and Anna K Wannemacher Rieger,
Occupation: retired as a teacher in 1967
Died: June 10, 2002, at Van Crest of Delphos
Survived by: 1 sister-in-law; several nieces & nephews
Burial: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery

John H. Rinck
Columbus Grove, Sep 6- Funeral services for John H. Rinck, who died Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. H. Shank at Akron will be held from the Presbyterian church, Thursday afternoon at 1:30. The Rev. King of Bluffton will officiate. Burial will be in Truro cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the services. He was born in Ohio, Oct. 17, 1859, son of Conrad & Margaret Glossinger Rinck.
[Lima News Sep 6, 1933]

Carl R. Rockers Sr.
Carl R. Rockers Sr., 84, died at 5:55 a.m. April 30, 2011, at the Hartland of Oregon, Ohio. He was born May 19, 1926, in Anderson County, Kan., to Peter and Ida Steinbach Rockers, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 10, 1946, he married Margaret Sullivan, who died May 14, 2002. Mr. Rockers was a purchasing agent at Ford Lima Engine Plant and retired as a manufacture representative for Industrial Tools. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ottawa, and a life member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foriegn Wars, both in Ottawa.
Survivors include four children, Ann (Ed) Hovest, of Ottawa, Eileen Rockers, of Findlay, Patricia Rockers, of Lima, and Rita (Dave) Sweet, of Ottawa; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Carl Rockers Jr. and Joseph Rockers; three brothers, Harold, Ralph and Walter Rockers; and three sisters, Rita Haas, Bernadette Makus and Bernice Rockers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. The Rev. Alfons Minja will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with military rites by the Ottawa American Legion and VFW.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a VFW service will begin at 7 p.m. and K. of C. Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
[Lima News May 2, 2011]

George W. Roose
Columbus Grove, Feb 6- George W. Roose, 78, retired farmer, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday at the home of his son, Roy Roose, west of Columbus Grove, after a six weeks illness. Roose was a former Lima resident.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Wreede, west of Columbus Grove; three sons, Roy, Sidney and Jess, of Lima ; 20 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and a brother, John E. Roose, of Ottawa. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Ottawa River Christian church with Rev. C. C. Ryan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Ottawa River cemetery. The body will be removed from the Harris funeral home to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wreede, late Friday.
[Lima News Feb 6, 1941]

Rev. Phillip Earnest Rumbaugh
Leipsic, Sep 1 - The Rev. Phillip Earnest Rumbaugh, 58, pastor of the United Brethren church at West Leipsic, died yesterday after an extended illness. he was born May 9, 1875 in Williams Co, O., son of Michael and Magdelina Franks Rumbaugh. He is survived by his wife and one daughter. Services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the United Brethren chruch conducted by the presiding elder of this district. Burial will be at Archibold.
Funeral services were to be held today for Mrs. Laura Ludwig, 74, who died Tuesday after several weeks' illness. Services were in charge of Rev. C. Cowgill, pastor of the Church of Christ. Burial in Claymore cemetery. She was born July 24, 1860 in Gilboa, daughter of D. A. & Deliah Crawfis Henderson.
[Lima News Sep 1, 1933]


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