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Obituaries

Michael L. Ruschau

Michael L. Ruschau

February 24, 1956 — November 16, 2017
Service: November 20, 2017

Michael L. Ruschau, age 61 of Cridersville, died at 1:59 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Care System. He was born February 24, 1956 in Coldwater, Ohio to the late Jerome and Pauline Mescher Ruschau. He married Karen A. David, who survives. For the last 12 years, Mike had worked as a Customer Courtesy Clerk with Kroger Grocery in St. Marys. Prior to working at Krogers, he had been a printer with Direct Graphics of...

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Paul S. Wolfenbarger

Paul S. Wolfenbarger

February 26, 1945 — November 16, 2017
Service: November 21, 2017

Paul S. Wolfenbarger of Wolfenbarger Insurance Agency, age 72 of Lima and formerly of Dayton, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born to the late Paul S. Wolfenbarger and Jean Foster. He is survived by his spouse and business partner, Sarah June. Paul was a well known co owner of Wolfenbarger Insurance Agency in Lima. He was a loyal member of the Believers Christian Fellowship Church and a church trustee....

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Marilyn J. Biederman

Marilyn J. Biederman

June 2, 1931 — November 14, 2017
Service: November 20, 2017

Marilyn J. Biederman age 86, of Lima passed away 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Richland Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 2, 1931 in Toledo to the late Charles and Mabel Ganell Lytle Campbell. She married Walter Eugene Biederman Feb. 21, 1948 and he preceded her in death April 21, 2009. Marilyn was a homemaker that always put others first. She enjoyed caring for others and her beloved JJ the cat. Survivors include sons: Larry ...

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Cornelius 'Neil' Kleman

Cornelius 'Neil' Kleman

November 16, 1927 — November 13, 2017
Service: November 16, 2017

Cornelius E. "Neil" Kleman, age 89 of Wapakoneta, died at 8:06 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center Emergency Room. He was born November 16, 1927 in Lima, Ohio to the late Cornelius H. and Mildred M. Kreiger Kleman. On August 5, 1950 he married Mary Katherine Harter, who preceded him in death September 4, 2015. Neil was owner operator of Kleman's Apartments, landowner of Cridersville Speedway, previously owned Kleman...

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Gary L. White

Gary L. White

October 22, 1946 — November 11, 2017
Service: No Services

Gary L. White, age 71 of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:45 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born October 22, 1946 in Lima, Ohio; to the late Cornelius and Helen Miller White. On May 13, 1989 he married Debra McCauley, who survives. Gary started working at Copeland Corporation in 1999 and retired July 2017. Prior to that he had worked at Wagner Ware in Sidney for 22 years. Other survivors include a daughter -...

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William F. Anderson, Jr.

William F. Anderson, Jr.

December 27, 1956 — November 10, 2017
Service: November 15, 2017

William F. "Bill" Anderson, Jr., age 60 of Cridersville, died Friday evening, November 10, 2017 in Cridersville. He was born December 27, 1956 in Lima, Ohio to William F. and Shirley Luke Anderson, Sr. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Cridersville. On May 15, 1993 he married Tammy K. Schumacher, who survives. Bill had worked at Superior Forge and Steel as a lathe operator. He enjoyed his Harley, NASCAR, fishing,...

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Doris Mae Orpurt

Doris Mae Orpurt

August 3, 1933 — November 10, 2017
Service: November 14, 2017

Doris Mae Orpurt, age 84 of Lima, died at 1:03 a.m., Friday, November 10, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Care System. She was born August 3, 1933 in Lima, Ohio to the late William Leonard and Bernice I. Klinger Pummell. On November 2, 1963 to Phillip Pahl Orpurt, who survives in Lima. Doris retired as a bus aide with Marimor Industries. She had also worked at Lawsons Dairy Mart, Lima Cigar Factory, Cridersville Nursing Home, and the Lima Drive...

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Betty Jane Henderson

Betty Jane Henderson

September 17, 1922 — November 6, 2017
Service: November 13, 2017

Betty J. Henderson, age 95 of Lima, died at 1:12 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born September 17, 1922 in Piqua, Ohio to the late Leslie C. and Margaret A. Lee Wall. On April 8, 1945 she married William C. Henderson, Sr. who died September 10, 1989. Mrs. Henderson was a homemaker and a member of the Philippian Missionary Baptist Church, Lima. She was an avid self taught musician and...

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James Hower

James Hower

March 15, 1952 — November 6, 2017
Service: November 10, 2017

James A. "Jimmy" Hower, age 65 of Lima, died at 2:55 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1952 in Lima, Ohio to the late John J. and Carolyn J. Vaughn Hower and raised by his father and his late step mother - Lillian Jennings Hower. Jimmy retired from Clark Ford as a Ford master technician. He was a member of the Wapakoneta Eagles #691 and the American Legion Post 395 of Waynesfield. He was an...

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Mary L. Holtzapple

Mary L. Holtzapple

July 11, 1931 — November 2, 2017
Service: November 6, 2017

Mary L. Holtzapple age 86, of Wapakoneta passed away 8:35 a.m., Thursday November 2 at Wapak Manor. She was born July 11, 1931 in Lima to the late Elvie Warren and Edith J. Hoaglin Hall. She married Harmon Holtzapple Nov. 14, 1948 and he preceded her in death April 22, 2003. Mary was a member of Buckland United Church of Christ and graduated from Buckland High School in 1948. She had worked at Hemmert Shoes and later for Krogers for 17 years...

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