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Organizations & Memberships


Claude Kenneth Brooks

September 16, 1936 — September 1, 2009
Service: September 5, 2009

Claude Kenneth Brooks age 72 of Cridersville, died at 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born September 16, 1936 in Knox, County, KY to Charles Leonard and Thelma Edith Centers Brooks. Both parents are deceased. He married Anna M. Kuehl May 25, 1957 and she survives in Cridersville. Survivors include a daughter Charlotte Beck of Lima and grandchildren Christopher L. (Jennifer) Beck of Beavercreek...

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James R. Wood

June 16, 1952 — August 27, 2009
Service: August 31, 2009

James R. “Woody” Wood, 57 of Pandora died 1:10 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2009 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born June 16, 1952 in Lima to David Franklin and Helen M. Petiya Wood and they survive n Lima. He married Sheila A. Davis on March 3, 1973 and she survives in Pandora. Additional survivors include a son: Matthew J. (Bobbi) Wood of Benton Ridge, OH, 2 daughters: Jennifer L. (Dave Goedde) Wood of Pandora and Holly E. (Jon)...

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Ned Hardin

June 28, 1985 — August 23, 2009
Service: August 26, 2009

Ned Hardin, age 24 of Waynesfield, died early Sunday morning, August 23, 2009. He was born June 28, 1985 in Lima, Ohio. He is the son of Nicholas “Ned” and Jane Ellen McPherson Hardin, Sr. Both parents survive in Waynesfield. Ned enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a big Notre Dame Fan. Survivors include a maternal grandmother – Ruth McPheron of Wapakoneta; 1 brother – Chuck (April) McKercher of Waynesfield; 3 sisters – Candace ...

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Christopher E. Raines

January 17, 1986 — July 23, 2009
Service: July 28, 2009

Christopher E. Raines, age 23, of Elida, died at 2:48 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2009 in Lima. He was born January 17, 1986 in Lima, Ohio. He is the son of Ralph Raines who survives in Van Wert and Kelli Ann Mowery Raines who Survives in Elida. Other survivors include a sister Courtney A. Raines of Elida; maternal Grandparents Ned and Jeanne Mowery of Lima; and an uncle Thomas Mowery of Lima. Chris worked at TV 44 in productions and had...

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Edgar D. Bonham

October 23, 1930 — July 12, 2009
Service: No Services

Edgar D. “Ed” Bonham, age 78 of Lima, died at 7:35 a.m., Sunday, July 12, 2009 in Springview Manor Nursing Home, Lima. He was born October 23, 1930 in Pittsburg, PA. He is the son of Edgar Darwin and Rebecca Estella Lewis Bonham. Both parents are deceased. Survivors include a sister – Nancy (Bruce) Roser of Wapakoneta; 2 nieces – Martha Mullins of Lima; Gretchen Eisert of Wapakoneta, and a special friend Sue C. Nocera of Lima. Mr...

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Lloyd Harry Muzleski

March 26, 1936 — June 25, 2009
Service: June 29, 2009

Lloyd Harry Muzleski, age 73, of Lima, died Thursday morning in his residence. He was born March 26, 1936 in Gallipolis, Ohio. He is the son of George William and Edna Mae Magley Tope. He was adopted by Rosella and Anthony M. Keeling, and then later adopted by his birth mother Edna and Vince Muzleski. On June 5, 1971 he married Charlotte L. Simmons Lucas, his loving wife of 38 years, who survives. Other survivors include 4 children whom...

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Kenneth W. Hardesty

July 8, 1943 — June 4, 2009
Service: June 8, 2009

Kenneth W. Hardesty, age 65 of Lima died 11:15 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2009 in Richland Manor. He was born July 8, 1943 in Lima to Byron T. and Ruth L. (Parr) Hardesty. Both parents are deceased. On May 12, 1973 he married Ruth C. Konkle who survives. Mr. Hardesty was a retired Attorney at Law. He graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1961, received his BA degree from Wheaton College and his JD degree from Ohio State University,...

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Betty  Katherine (Bulen) Grainger

Betty Katherine (Bulen) Grainger

April 13, 1920 — March 21, 2009
Service: October 17, 2009

LIMA – Betty Katherine Grainger, 88, was born to eternal life on March 21, 2009 following a long illness. She was born April 13, 1920 in Empire,Ohio, daughter of Rev. Charles E. and Christine (Sellers) Bulen. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Donald W. and son, Rev. Dr. David L., of Machiasport, ME, and his children, Daniel, Mary, and Joseph; daughter, Nancy K. (Clarence) McCarty of Seguin, TX, and her children, Alisa, Benjamin, and...

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Roger E. Mathews

April 12, 1924 —
Service: June 24, 2011

Roger E. Mathews, age 87 of Lima, died at 1:26 a.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in Lima Memorial Health Systems, Lima. He was born April 12, 1924 in Lima, Ohio. He is the son of Ross U. and Esther Foulke Mathews. Both parents are deceased. On November 19, 1942 he married Betty Bernadine Stoner, who died January 14, 2007. Survivors include 3 children – Sandra Dunlap of Lima; Mike (Barbara) Mathews of Harrod; Mark (Mary) Mathews of Waynesfield...

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Patricia Ann Nichols

Service: No Services

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Nichols, age 75, of Waynesfield died 4:20 a.m., Sat. Jan. 15 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home. She was born April 7, 1935 in Lima to Harold Albert and Thelma Coffey Resh. Both parents are deceased. She married Carl Edward Nichols and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a son William Erwin (Fiancee Amy Brooks) Nichols of Hendersonville, NC and 3 step grandchildren Rhonda, Mark and Junior Moore. Mrs. Nichols had...

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