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Obituaries

Howard Dale Crawford

Howard Dale Crawford

May 29, 1931 — May 9, 2017
Service: May 11, 2017

Howard Dale Crawford age 85, of Lima, died May 8, 2017. He was born May 29, 1931 in Lima to Morgan and Gladys Crawford, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Virginia Lee Lowry, Crawford. Who he married July 31, 1949, and they had 2 sons: Randy Dale Crawford, wife Mary Danik Crawford of Cleveland, Ohio and Richard Lee Crawford, wife Jane Rickenberg Crawford of Napoleon, Ohio, 6 grandchildren Michael, Marianne,...

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Delores Dee Staup

Delores Dee Staup

February 8, 1942 — May 6, 2017
Service: May 11, 2017

Surrounded by her loved ones, Dee Staup, 75, of Lima passed away at 11:20 AM on Saturday, May 06, 2017, after a brief stay at the St. Rita's Inpatient Hospice Unit. She was born on February 8, 1942 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Harold White and Marjorie White Mahlmeister, who both preceded her in death. She had previously been married to Thomas (Tom) Staup, who passed away on September 30, 2008. Dee had attended Lima City Schools. She had worked...

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Jim Cowan

Jim Cowan

June 17, 1945 — May 2, 2017
Service: May 8, 2017

James E. 'Jim' Cowan, age 71 of Lima, died at 7:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Care System. He was born June 17, 1945 in Lima, Ohio to the late Edward T. and Beulah M. Bowsher Cowan. In January 1966 he married Fern A. Gudakunst, who survives in Lima. After graduating Shawnee High School in 1963, Jim went to the Ohio State Barber College and upon graduating, worked at Elmview Barber Shop for 9 years. During this time...

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Ross Edward Stober

Ross Edward Stober

November 1, 1921 — May 2, 2017
Service: No Services

Our father Ross Edward (Smokey) Stober died today May 2, 2017 at Primrose Retirement Center where he has lived for the past five years. He will be sorely missed by all who have known him as he was enjoyed and loved by everyone he met. He taught us by example great love, respect, and hard work. Our greatest tribute to him will be by continuing to honor him each and every day with the wonderful life lessons he showed us. He was born on...

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Lois Marie Lambert

Lois Marie Lambert

October 29, 1942 — April 28, 2017
Service: May 4, 2017

Lois Marie Lambert age 74, of Lake Worth, Florida passed away Friday April 28, 2017 following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1942 in Lima to the late Day and Jennie Sowers Winter. She married Floyd Mendel Lambert who preceded her in death. Lois graduate from Lima Central Catholic and went on to become an x-ray technician. Later went to work for Kroger and retired from Home Depot. She spent the last 30 years living in Florida,...

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Etheleen M. 'Kitty' Cunningham

Etheleen M. 'Kitty' Cunningham

August 3, 1926 — April 25, 2017
Service: April 28, 2017

Etheleen Mae 'Kitty' Cunningham age 90, of Lima passed away 12:55 a.m., Tuesday, April 25 at Springview Manor. She was born August 3, 1926 in Waynesfield to the late Russel and Enid Beatrice Gilroy Gross. She married Harry R. Cunningham and he preceded her in death. Kitty retired from St. Rita's Medical Center where she had been a house keeper on Mercy Hall. Survivors include children: Jean A. Baxter of Lima, Harry R. Cunningham, III of...

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John W. Rohrer

John W. Rohrer

December 31, 1949 — April 22, 2017
Service: April 26, 2017

John W. Rohrer age 67, of Lima passed away April 22, 2017 at Lima Memorial. He was born Dec. 31, 1949 in Lima to the late William Roy and Marjorie Gass Rohrer. He married Nellie Webb and she preceded him in death Jun 19, 1993. John had served in the U. S. Marine Corp and had been a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed watching the Reds and Buckeyes. Survivors include children: Billy (Christie) Rohrer, Westley Rohrer, Angiela McClure and Mark...

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David D. 'Bodine' Bushong

David D. 'Bodine' Bushong

November 27, 1941 — April 20, 2017
Service: No Services

David Dwan 'Bodine' Bushong, age 75, of Lima passed away April 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born Nov. 27, 1941 in Findlay to the late Lester and Edith Decker Bushong. He married Janet L. Miller Dec. 14, 1968 and she survives in Lima. David graduated from Findlay High School. He went on to serve in the Marine Corp and did 2 tours in Vietnam. David worked with the Ohio Department of Transportation for several years prior to his...

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Joseph A. Rhodes

Joseph A. Rhodes

December 18, 1937 — April 14, 2017
Service: April 19, 2017

Joseph A. 'Joe' Rhodes age 79, of Lima passed away 3:27 a.m., April 14, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born December 18, 1937 in Lima to the late Walter and Clarabelle Young Rhodes. He married Mary 'May' McLachlan Oct. 26, 1957 and she survives in Lima. Joe graduated from Lima Senior High School and joined the Air Force. Following his military time, he went to work for Ford Motor Company for 40 years. He was a member of St....

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Gordon Wayne Roebuck

Gordon Wayne Roebuck

September 21, 1940 — April 14, 2017
Service: April 18, 2017

Gordon Wayne Roebuck age 76, of Lima went home to be with the Lord 4:41 a.m., Friday, April 14, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born September 21, 1940 in Celina to the late Domer Wayne and Lois Marilynn Crouch Roebuck. Gordon had been an appliance repairman for Ward's and Dietrich's. He loved to fish and enjoyed putting puzzles together. Survivors include 2 sisters: Luanne (Max) Carey of Prospect, Ohio and Linda (Les) Crew of...

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