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Organizations & Memberships

Obituaries

Josephine Sara Neff

Josephine Sara Neff

January 23, 1932 — July 14, 2017
Service: July 19, 2017

Josephine Sara (Rohrbacher) Neff age 85, died 10:05 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2017 at Lima Memorial. She was born on January 23, 1932 at home, in Lima, to Albert Levi and Chloe (Evick) Rohrbacher who preceded her in death. She graduated from Cridersville High School May 1950 as Salutatorian of her class. Josephine worked in the office for almost a year at Lima Tank Depot and again during the 1953 summer vacation as secretary for Col. Elliott at...

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Mike Fox

Mike Fox

November 13, 1947 — July 12, 2017
Service: July 17, 2017

Michael F. Fox age 69, of Lima passed away 12:20 p.m., Wednesday, July 12 at OSU Medical Center. He was born Nov. 13, 1947 in Lima to Maurice B. and Carolyn Brautigam Fox. Mrs. Fox survives in Lima. He married Cynthia K. Witham Jan. 24, 1970 and she survives in Lima. Mike had worked for Hume Supply and showed Draft Horses in his younger years. He retired from Reichelderfer and Graham Lumber Company after 30 plus years of service. Most...

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Larry R. Hicks

Larry R. Hicks

July 2, 1947 — July 10, 2017
Service: July 15, 2017

Larry R. Hicks, 70, of Lima passed away 1:45 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1947 in Lackey, KY to Cecil and Anna Slone Hicks. His mother, Anna Staup survives in Lima. He married Phyllis Jean Fishpaw June 13, 1970 and she survives in Lima. Mr. Hicks was a very active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville. He used his talent for woodworking to build the shelter house and indoor...

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Kathy J. Horvath

Kathy J. Horvath

July 24, 1951 — July 10, 2017
Service: July 13, 2017

Kathy J. Horvath age 65, of Lima passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1951 in Muncie, IN to the late Howard Franklin and Vergie Merle Aker Hampton. She married John Horvath Aug. 7, 1971 and he preceded her in death Feb. 11, 2013. Survivors include a son Jason Horvath of Lima, sister-in-law Therese Hampton of Lima, nieces Lori Kuderik and Susan Colvin and a nephew Jody Hampton. She was preceded...

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Paul E. Joseph

Paul E. Joseph

May 28, 1937 — July 3, 2017
Service: July 7, 2017

Paul E. Joseph, age 80 of Cridersville, died at 11:18 p.m., Monday, July 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 28, 1937 in West Newton, Ohio; the son of the late Joshua E. and Francis Collingsworth Joseph. On December 8, 1955 he married Pauline Pitts who died December 1, 2009. Mr. Joseph was retired from Accubuilt. He enjoyed playing jokes on people, fishing, hunting and loved his little dog Angel. He is survived by 5 children -...

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Arthur C. 'Art' Holden

Arthur C. 'Art' Holden

March 1, 1946 — July 2, 2017
Service: July 7, 2017

Arthur C. 'Art' Holden age 71, of Cridersville passed away at 2:11 a.m., Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Kindred Hospital. He was born March 1, 1946 in Lima to the late Charles Perklin and Anne Marie Gilmor Holden. He married Delores Kay Wallace and she survives in Cridersville. Art had worked for Shawnee Schools as a custodian for many years. He loved playing jokes on the grandkids and had an onery streak. He enjoyed music of all types, gardening,...

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James E. 'Jim' McConnell

James E. 'Jim' McConnell

May 16, 1939 — June 29, 2017
Service: July 5, 2017

James E. McConnell, Sr. age 78, of Lima passed away 5:50 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born May 16, 1939 in Patton, PA to the late Augustin Luke and Evelyn Anna Bortman McConnell. He married Marjorie Coburn May 23, 1993 and she survives in Lima. Jim was a member of Lima Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from General Dynamics as a millwright. He was still working in his woodshop making items for his...

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Margaret E. 'Peg' Walti

Margaret E. 'Peg' Walti

December 28, 1931 — June 29, 2017
Service: July 3, 2017

Margaret E. 'Peg' Walti, age 85, of Waynesfield died 9:53 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born Dec. 28, 1931 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Warner and Mary Hull Wolfe. She married Robert E. 'Bob' Walti who survives in Waynesfield. Peg was a member of Waynesfield Baptist Church and had been president of the Waynesfield Senior Citizens. She also had belonged to the St. Mary's Council on Aging. She enjoyed...

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Melvin E. 'Mel' Carder

Melvin E. 'Mel' Carder

April 13, 1949 — June 26, 2017
Service: No Services

Melvin E. 'Mel" Carder age 68 of North Las Vegas, NV and formerly of Cridersville. He died Monday, June 26 at his home. He was born April 13, 1949 in Lima, Ohio to the late Wilbur Cylis and Erma Jeanette Alford Carder. He married Susan L. 'Susie" Henderson June 7, 1969 and she survives in North Las Vegas, NV. Mel had worked for Ford Motor Company in Lima for 38 years. He had been chairman of the U.A.W. Local 1219 and been on the union...

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Joseph M Cope

Joseph M Cope

February 25, 1986 — June 24, 2017
Service: June 30, 2017

Joseph M. Cope, age 31 of Cridersville, died Saturday morning, June 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 25, 1986 in Lima, Ohio; to Mike E. and Margaret A. Mullins Cope. His mother survives in Cridersville. He is preceded in death by his father Mike on March 29, 2014 and his sister - Amanda M. Cope on June 29, 2013. Joe was a laborer through Spherion. He loved his family dearly, enjoyed working on cars and riding his four wheeler...

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