Jon M. Kuhns

May 29, 1941 - November 9, 2020
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Jon M. Kuhns age 79, of Lima passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at Lima Memorial. He was born May 29, 1941 in Wapakoneta to the late Carroll Henry and Maxine Bowsher Kuhns. He married Rose Henry June 27, 1964 and she survives in Lima.
Jon graduated from Cridersville High School, went on to serve in the Air Force and then retired from Dana after 30 years of service. He loved his family, music and his church. He was a longtime member of Gardendale Church of God where he taught Sunday school for years and shared his musical talents as a guitarist and vocalist, for more than 40 years, many said he sounded like Elvis. He was a longtime member of the YMCA and the Lima Run and Jog Club. One of his greatest accomplishments was to run in the Columbus Marathon. He was a strong family man and loved his animals.
Additional survivors include daughters: Kelly (Jim) Holden and Jennifer Kuhns both of Lima, 4 grandchildren: Ashley (Bobby) Huber, Renee Sherrick, Megan (Nic Nunez) Sherrick and Colten Horn, 4 great grandchildren: Alannah, Gage, Charlotte and Jonathon, a brother: Joseph (Juanita) Kuhns of Ankeny, Iowa and 2 nephews and a brother-in-law Dan (Marge) Henry of Lima and a niece Kim Wilcox of South Carolina.
A celebration of life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 29th, Jon’s birthday, at Gardendale Church of God. Military rites will be observed at 2, provided by VFW Post 1275 and the U.S. Air Force. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Gardendale Church of God.

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Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Gardendale Church of God


, Lima, OH,

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Born: May 29, 1941
Died: November 9, 2020

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Joseph kuhns posted on 5/25/21

Rose and Family, these last two years have been filled with sad challenges for both of our families. We were shocked and saddened for your loss. Jon was a good big brother to me. I looked up to him in many ways. Jon will be remembered.


Dan and Carol Luebrecht posted on 11/17/20

Rose and Family, We are so sorry to hear of this unexpected loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.


Martha E. Warden posted on 11/15/20

Dear Rose and Family, What a shock to read in the paper that Jon had passed! I am so very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. I will be praying for you and keeping you in my prayers. Martha Warden


Martha E. Warden posted on 11/15/20

Dear Rose and family, What a shock to see in the paper that Jon had passed away! I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Take care! Martha Warden


Russ Hollar posted on 11/12/20

Rose, Tama and I were saddened to hear of Jon's passing. A lot of good memories not only during our Gardendale days, but whenever our paths would cross. I know he is in the Lord's presence, and singing and worshipping as never before. Happy for Jon, but grieving along with you. May His Spirit grant you peace and comfort as your journey continues on.


Marky williams posted on 11/12/20

I was so shocked when Jenny let me know of Jon’ s passing all I can think about is all the memorial parties around my pool in Celina and his fabulous smile I will miss him all ways