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Steve DeWeese

  

Stephen Craig DeWeese, 78, of Hilliard, Ohio, was called home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with family by his side on August 23, 2014, at Kobacker House Hospice, after a battle with Lewy Body Parkinson's disease. Steve was born in Lima, Ohio, on May 8, 1936. He was preceded in death by parents Theodore and Clara DeWeese and brother John DeWeese. Steve is survived by his loving wife, Sadie, whom he married 54 years ago on Valentine's Day; daughter, Kelly Makeever of Fishers, Indiana; sons, Steve (DeEtte) DeWeese of Worthington, and Eric (Kim) DeWeese of Hilliard. Also survived by his brother, David DeWeese of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; brother-in-law, Ron Brewster of Hilliard, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Kathy (Ron) Peters of Williamsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Meredith (Roy) Salas, Grant Makeever, Lydia DeWeese, Maria Makeever, Andrew DeWeese, Evelyn DeWeese, and Nathan DeWeese; and great-granddaughter, Maya Salas. He also is survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was a long-time member of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir for many years, and was always willing to serve, especially in the VBS program after retirement. Steve graduated from Lima Central High School in 1954, graduated from The Ohio State University in 1959 with a Civil Engineering degree and worked as a Civil Engineer at various firms, retiring from URS in 2001. He was an avid music and sports fan and greatly enjoyed watching his children and then grandchildren in both music and sporting events over the years. He was a member of the Theta Tau Fraternity at Ohio State, Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and was a Life Member of the Engineers Club of Columbus. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle and left a great legacy of faith, love and service for his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Friends will be received Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Eric Waters at the Mill Run Campus of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Interment will follow at Bloomfield Cemetery in Morrow County. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church at 2300 Lytham Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220, or Kobacker House Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Arrangements by TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Hilliard. 

 

KENNETH ETZLER

LIMA — Kenneth Eugene "Ken" "Kenny" Etzler, 78, died at 8:58 PM on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his residence in Lima, Ohio.

Kenneth was born on May 16, 1936, in Van Wert, Ohio, to late Otto Etzler and Ruth (Boehnke) Etzler. He resided on N. Washington St.

His first paying job was at the age of seven, working for the Toledo Blade as a newspaper delivery boy. At age 16, Ken's family moved to Lima where he began working at a Gulf gas station to earn money to buy his first car. Ken graduated from Central High School in 1954 and began a plumber- welder apprenticeship at R. E. Eversole. On September 29, 1956 He married Helen Ann Bremer in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven, Indiana by Rev. Harold M. Lueckie. She survives in Lima. The couple began building the family's home on Eastown Rd. While the house was still under construction, the couple welcomed their first child, Pam, and Ken later added a utility room, garage, two additional bedrooms, and two bathrooms. He immediately began construction on the family's lake house in Michigan. By the time he finished digging out the basement and constructing the 4 bedroom, two bath, and two fireplace home, Ken and Helen had three kids to help!. Ken retired as a plumber from Smith Boughan Inc. after 45 years of service and was a member of the Plumber Pipefitters Union #776 of Lima for fifty-five years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lima, Ohio. He loved fishing on Lake Erie, riding his motorcycle, and boating on the Gulf in Florida while the dolphins chased the boat. He was very proud of all of his grandkids.

He is survived by: two daughters, Pamela A. (Rod) Rumer, of Mustang, OK, and Shari K. (Bill) Young, of Lewis Center, OH; a son, David (Michele) Etzler, of Elida, OH; ten grandchildren, Mike (Sara) Rumer, Matt (Ashley) Rumer, Jenni Rumer, Ryan Young, Kayla Young, Brandon Young, Austin Etzler, Clark Etzler, Mallory Etzler, and Aubrey Etzler; three great grandchildren, R J Butchko, Ava Rumer, and Allie Rumer; two brothers, Robert Etzler of Ft Wayne, IN and Gordy (Gerry) Etzler of Valpariso, IN; a sister, Alice (Tim) Roehrs of Harrison Township, MI; and a brother-in-law Jim Boerger of Panama City, FL.

He was preceded in death by: a sister, Marguerite Boerger; sister-in-law, Hazel Etzler

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, Ohio.

A Funeral Service will begin 12:00 noon on Thursday, June19, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lima, OH. with Rev. Michael Phillips officiating.

Interment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lima, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice, 959 W. North St., Lima, Ohio 45805 or Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com

Claude Courtney

LIMA —Claude Nelson Courtney, 77, was called into the presence of the Lord at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at St. Rita's Medical Center.

He was born August 18, 1936 in Lima, to the late Claude and Anna Mae (Webb) Courtney.

Claude was a 1954 graduate of Lima Central High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served at the Pentagon, and Red Stone Arsenal in Alabama. Mr. Courtney had previously worked at Westinghouse and Whirlpool. Claude enjoyed metal detecting, especially in shallow water. He was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds. Claude enjoyed 50's music, old movies, the history channel, and reading.

He is survived by sister, Marjorie Patricia "Pat" Reed, of Lima, brother, Roger E. (Soni) Courtney, of Lima, sister, Sondra (Ken) Dreitzler, of Cridersville; step-son, Perry (Mindy) Boedicker, of Lima; step-grandson, Tom (Stacy) Roby, of Lima; sister-in-law, Doneta Courtney Ballard, of Lima; several nieces and nephews.

Claude was preceded in death by son, Lance E. Courtney, brother, Martin G. Courtney,and brother-in-law, Ralph Reed. He had been married to Arlene (Ogle) Courtney, who preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 and 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL.

Services will begin 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the funeral home.

Condolences can be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com

JANICE ASPINALL MYERS CRIDERSVILLE — Janice A. Myers, age 77 of Cridersville, died at noon Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 21, 1936 in Lima to Derwood and Genevieve Arnold Aspinall, who preceded her in death. She married Ned Edward Myers in 1953 who survives in Cridersville. Janice had been a L.P.N. in the Emergency Room at St. Rita's Hospital and later at, Plus Health Care and Baton Rouge Nursing Homes. She was a co-owner of the former Myers Hardware Store in Cridersville and Celina. She was a founding member of the Cridersville C.C.L. and Cridersville Historical Society, chairperson of the Cridersville Tree Commission and member of the Cridersville Business Association. Mrs. Myers had also taught C.P.R. for the Auglaize County Red Cross. She had attended Lima Central High School. Additional survivors include a son Gregory Myers, daughters: Jennifer (Christopher) Saunders and Stacey (Brian) Cook all of Cridersville, 3 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Bradley) Niekamp, Evan (Ashley Fuerst) Saunders and Ethan Saunders and a great grandson Noah Niekamp, sisters-in-law Mary Lou Aspinall of Williams Bay, WI and Vera Myers of Cridersville and a brother-in-law Ray Stager of Loveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by stepfather Richard Dole, brother Carl Aspinall, sister Jacqeline Stager and brother-in-law C. W. "Wes" Myers. The family will receive friends 1-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - noon at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral service will begin noon Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Jonathan Spyker officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Matthew Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Cridersville Historical Society's Legacy Park Fund and condolences maybe shared at BayliffAndSon.com.


    Jerry Dean Hance

   


Jerry Dean Hance, 76, died 10:30 AM Tueday April 9, 2013 at his residence.
He was born December 26, 1936 in New York to Richard and Irene (Craig) Hance, who preceded him in death.   Mr. Hance was a graduate of Lima Senior High School. He retired from Teledyne – Ohio Steel, where he worked as a truck driver for 24 years. Jerry had a love for flying and enjoyed reading. Most of all he was a beloved father and grandfather.
Survivors include a daughter, Tonya L. (Shawn R.) Wonderlie, Sarasota, FL; grandson, Mark A. Sterling, of Plattsburgh, NY; great granddaughter, Alexis M. Sterling and great grandson, Anthony N. Sterling, sister, Karen Watkins, Lima, OH; brother Larry Hance, Columbus, OH; cousin, Tom Fetter, Waynesfield, OH.
He was preceded in death a sister, Sandy Vitek
Funeral services will begin 5:00 PM Sunday April 14, 2013 at Eastside Chapel of Chiles – Laman Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial will be in Palms Cemetery, Sarasota, FL; at a later date.
Friends may call from 1:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday April 14, 2013 at Eastside Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.
 

   A. Robert Montague Jr.

    

A. Robert Montague Jr., 76, of Auburndale, Fla., formerly of Lima, died at 8:22 p.m. Dec. 19, 2012, at Winter Haven Hospital.

He was born Nov. 7, 1936, in Lima to Adrian R. Montague Sr. and Florence Nungester Montague, who preceded him in death. In 1955, he married Nancy Ellen Bendure, who preceded him in death. On April 29, 1977, he married Dionne “Dee” Shilling, who passed away Oct. 23, 2010.

Mr. Montague was a 1954 graduate of Lima Central High School. He began his law enforcement career with the Lima Police Department in 1961, and retired from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department in 1996. Mr. Montague also managed the furniture and floor covering department at Sears for several years.

He was a life member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 54 and was a past president of both the Fraternal Order of Police and Fraternal Order of Police Association.

Surviving are two stepsons and their families, Steven A. Shilling, of Lima, and Donald E. Shilling, of Lima.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George “Buddy” Montague.

Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road. Don Stratton will officiate.

 

Carol Guyton Goodell

 

 

 

 

Leading Educator Dies of Breast Cancer

Carol Guyton Goodell, San Mateo, CA, died at the age 75+ on January 25, 2012 after a 16+ year battle with breast cancer. She was not in pain and did not understand what was happening. It was as if she just went to sleep. She will be deeply missing by many friends and family.

Carol was born, north of Chicago, Ill, in Lake Forest, Ill, moved to a Buffalo, New York suburb, Orchard Park, during WWII, and to Lima, Ohio in 1944, where she completed grade school at Lowell Elementary School and high school at Lima Central High. During high school, Carol played flute in the state recognized band, was co- editor of the high school newspaper the year it won the top state award, was a lifeguard, worked in a local luggage store, ran a successful baby sitting service and had an active social life. Carol graduated from The Ohio State University where she was an active Alpha Phi, (the Outstanding Senior), served as one of two students on the Dean of Students’ Council on Student Affairs for two years, was an editor for The Ohio State University Year Book (Makio) for two years, and awarded a BA in English Literature, and a BS in Elementary Education in late May of 1958.

Carol married William D. Goodell in December 1958 and taught for two years at the Tremont Elementary School in Upper Arlington, Ohio. In June 1960 Carol and Bill moved to San Mateo, CA. where Carol continued  teaching at Baywood School in San Mateo, and then at North and South Schools in Hillsborough, CA , She received her California life time teaching certificate while teaching at Baywood School.

In 1964 Carol gave birth to Douglas S. Goodell and in 1969 Elizabeth O. Goodell arrived. Carol was active in the San Mateo Alpha Phi alumni chapter for over 50+ years and was awarded the national Alpha Phi Michaelanean Alumni award in 1994 for her long term fund raising work. While Carol was at home raising her children she enrolled in a PhD program at Stanford, and founded a tutoring service which had wide acceptance in the Bay Area.

In the mid and late 60s Carol was an active member of the Whole Earth Catalog management team based in Menlo Park. In 1973 Carol edited the anthology “The Changing Classroom” which was published by Ballantine Books. During this same period, Carol and two partners created The Real World Learning Company focusing on simulation games for elementary class rooms. The Real World Learning Company taught and provided seminars for the educational community in most of the western states and western Canada over a five year period.

In 1974 Carol and the family moved to Wellesley, MA. While in Wellesley, Carol worked for the State of Massachusetts Department of Education with state wide responsibility and also taught two courses at Smith College. During the spring and summer of 1979 Carol completed her dissertation and orals at Stanford University for a Masters in Anthropology, a Masters in Education, and a PhD in Education. Carol and her family returned to San Mateo in 1979. The Stanford University degrees were awarded in the spring of 1980.

While in Wellesley, MA Carol in 1976 became an active Quaker and continued when she and her family returned to California in 1979 at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting.

In August of 1979 Carol became the Director of Nueva Day School, Hillsborough, CA. During the five years while she was the Director  of the Nueva Day School, she was able to create the school’s first ever waiting list, the school became accredited for the first time, and became financially viable for the first time. In 1985 Carol and two long time friends created College Campus Tours which was bought out by one of the partners two years later and was still conducting college tours in 2011. In 1987 Carol stated Carol Goodell & Associates, College Advising Services. Carol closed the College Advising Service at the end of 2010 and for over 23+ years Carol helped over 2,700+, college bond students from all walks of life from around the Bay Area and many states to achieve the best possible college admissions matches using pro bone work as well as frequent free workshops as a way to reach the full range of students and schools. In the early 1990s Carol was asked to serve on a The Ohio State University committee “Critical Difference for Women” chaired by the President, Gordon Gee, in honor of his late wife.  Carol served on this committee for number of years with a number of trips to Columbus, Ohio. For five years in the late-1990s, Carol was the exclusive advisor for about 35 high school students per year for the Valley Scholars (endowed by the Robert Noyce Foundation, a founder of Intel). Since 2006 Carol was an active member of the San Mateo City Arts Board of Directors.

Carol taught an Honors Transfer Course, to the University of California campuses, at Foothill Junior College for most of the 1990s.  In August of 2009 Carol was able to attend her 55th High School Reunion in Lima, Ohio. Carol has been a long term active member of Book Clubs in San Mateo, CA and Wellesley, MA. Carol was an active member of Soroptimist International for a number of years.

A Memorial & Celebration of Life Service to celebrate Carol’s life will be held at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting located at 957 Colorado in Palo Alto, California on March 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM.  A Memorial & Celebration of Life Service will be held in Lima, Ohio at the, Market Street Presbyterian Church, 1100 West Market Street, Lima, OH 45805 on March 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM before a family internment at the Church were Bill and Carol were married in December 1958 and on the site where Carol grew up in the Church in which Carol was reared. Refreshments and snacks will be provided following each Service. Carol is survived by her husband William D. Goodell of San Mateo, CA son Douglas of San Jose, CA and daughter Elizabeth of Springfield, MO two grand daughters and one great grand daughter. Carol’s two brothers, Robert and Richard, died in 1976 and 2011 respectively. Carol will be buried in the Guyton family plot at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Lima, Ohio. Donations to honor Carol’s life can be sent to the Palo Alto Friends Meeting at 957 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303 or The Ohio State University to the attention of President Gordon Gee, Office of the President, 190 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1357.

Yvonne Porter
 

 

    Yvonne S. Snow, 76, died at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 2012, at her residence. She was born July 20, 1935, in Mackinaw City,  
 
   Clarence William and Ruth Dillenbeck Porter, who preceded her in death. On July 9, 1955, in Lima, she married Wade Snow   Jr., who died March 19, 1995.
 
   Mrs. Snow was the owner and operator of the Tilton Hilton, Lakeview. She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Russells Point. She was a 1954 graduate of Lima Central High School, Lima. She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3615, Indian Lake, and one of the founding members of the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew. She enjoyed bowling and loved singing and playing the piano.
 
   Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Snow, of Lakeview, Donna (Terry) Bricker, of Belle Center, Brenda Miller, of Worthington, and Debra Garrison, of Lakeview; a son, Douglas Snow, of Lakeview; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Shirley Schnippke, of Ottawa; and her three cats, Sam, Samantha and Spunky Doodles.  
 
   Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Russells Point. Father Ron Wilker will officiate. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville.
 
   Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Myron Van Horn Chapel of Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
 
   Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice Care, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
 
   Condolences may be expressed at  www.smitheichholtz.com.  

 

Lois Zickafoose

 

Carol Schooley Jordan

 
Carol Marie Jordan, 76, died at 10:05 a.m. June 13, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Evanston, Ill., to Howard and Marie Schooley, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 15, 1962, she married Harold K. Jordan, who died April 4, 1984.

Mrs. Jordan was a homemaker and had been a home health aide with Helping Hands. She had also been an Avon representative for several years. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta. She was a 1954 graduate of Lima Central High School. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed her cats and watching movies.

Survivors include four children, Charles (Shannan) Jordan, of Lima, Thomas (Angie) Jordan, of Urbana, Timothy (Shannon) Jordan, of Cridersville, and John (Becky) Jordan, of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, John Jordan Jr., Malia Jordan, Leighanna Jordan and Matthew Taylor; three stepgrandchildren, Jessica (Spencer) Deaton, Jennifer (Andy) Briggs, and Jacklyn (Jeremy) Barnes; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Abby Patrick, Jasmine and Jaylyn Barnes and Xzavier Briggs; and her twin sister, Barbara (James) Cooper, of Lima.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta. Pastor Mark Bauer will officiate. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.

 

Dr. Beverly Lee Joseph

     Dr. Beverly Lee Joseph, 74, died the morning of May 7, 2011, in Henderson, Nev. She was born April 22, 1937, in   Lima to Harold and Ramona Borden, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 14, 1954, she married Gene A.   Joseph, who survives in Lima.

   Dr. Joseph retired in 2005 from Elida High School after 46 years in education. She had taught at several schools throughout Allen County. She was a 1953 graduate of Lima Central High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1976 from Bluffton College, her master’s degree in 1978 and her doctorate in 2003 from Nova Southeastern University.

   She was an accomplished writer and was published. Her greatest love was teaching others how to read. Through her outreach and desire to assist others, she served in several capacities over the years, including Scout leader and foster mother to several children, but most of all, a mentor to everyone she touched. Putting the wellbeing and interests of others first was her keystone to success in life.

   Survivors also include three sons, Michael Alan (Annette), of Harbor View, Paul Alan (Christine), of Lima, and Willard, of Henderson, Nev.; a daughter, Angela Ann (Paul), of Fostoria; four grandchildren, Andrew Alan (Julie), Amanda Ann (Zeke) Zelenski, Matthew Alan and Brian Alan; and five great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Borden; and a sister, Patricia Borden.

   Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation, 4141 S. Swenson, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

   Condolences may be expressed at  www.chiles lamanfh.com  .

 Ann Neth Decker     
 
            
 
Ann L. Decker, 75, died at 9 p.m. Dec. 22, 2010, at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Lima to Louis and Alice Wood Neth, who preceded her in death. On June 19, 1954, she married Duane Decker, who died Sept. 24,   2006.   Mrs. Decker was a homemaker. She attended Dupont Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed   fishing and boating with her husband, traveling, going to the beach, gardening and shopping. Spending time with her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren was a very important part of her life.
 
Survivors include three children, Sherry (John) Bibler, of Continental, George (Mary) Decker, of Defiance, and John (Judy) Decker, of Cloverdale; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, David (Rita) Neth, of Florida; two sisters-inlaw, Naomi Neth, of Lima, and Mary Decker, of California; and two brothers-inlaw, Jim (Sally) Decker, of Galloway, and Ken Decker, of Ottawa.  
 
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur (Esther), Daniel (June) and her twin, Jan Neth; a sisterin-law, Virginia Neth; a brother-in-law, David Decker; and her father- and mother-in-law, Roy and Virginia Decker.
 
Services will begin at 11 a.m. today at Dupont Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Terry Porter will officiate. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Continental.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Council on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at  www.heit  meyerfuneralhome.com .
Arrangements are by Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental.  
 
    Lois Anita Vore
 
Lois Anita Vore, 74, of 110 W. Lyndhurst St., died at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center.
 
She was born July 13, 1936, in Lima, to the late George Earl and Ellen Ida (Laughman) Vore.

Survivors include two nephews, Charles "Steve" Vore, of Glendale, Ariz., Jonathan Vore, of Round Rock, Texas; two grandnephews, Michael Neal and Daniel Sean Vore; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by a brother Eldon Vore.

Miss Vore was a 1954 graduate of Lima Central High School, obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Otterbein College in 1957, and earned her Master of Science Degree for the Ohio State University in 1988.

She retired in 2002 as the assistant professor of biology at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Penn. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, with the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, where a prayer service will be conducted at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or the American Red Cross Blood Donor Program, 1314 Barnhart Rd., Troy, OH 45373.

Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Marilyn Joann Basinger

 

           

 

Marilyn J. Justice, 74, died at 6:50 a.m. Aug. 14, 2010, at Triumph Hospital, Lima.
   She was born March 4, 1936, in Lima to Orrin and Edith Olt Basinger, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 30, 1967, she married Raymond Justice, who survives.
   Mrs. Justice had been a cook in the kitchen of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370. She was a lifetime member of the Eagles Auxiliary, where she had held numerous offices. She loved to watch game shows on television, play bingo, go to auctions and she was an excellent cook. She was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds.
   Survivores also include two children, Linda (Edward) Westler, of Shelby, and Kevin (Sue) Justice, of Lima; a sister, Mary Lou Bailey, of Lima; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and her dog, Buddy.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Basinger, and twin siblings, Ray Basinger and Mae Stratton.
   Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Maj. Felipe Tamayo will officiate.
   Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, where the F.O.E. Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, 5545 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036; or to the Autism Society, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.
   Condolences may be expressed at  www.siferd  oriansfuneralhome.com .  
 
   Ronald C. Bonom
 
          

 

Ronald C. Bonom, 73, died at 8:59 a.m. June 26, 2010, at Lost Creek Care Center.

   He was born Aug. 14, 1936, in Lima to Robert E. and Nedra M. Corwin Bonom, who preceded him in death.  

   Mr. Bonom had been a yard clerk with B&O and Chessie Systems railroads. He was an Air Force veteran serving during peacetime. He was a   member of AMVETS, where he served as a trustee and club historian.

   He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275 and Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 54.

   Survivors include two sons, Steve. L. (Velvet) Bonom, of Ocala, Fla., and Mark E. Bonom, of Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Lorraine Y. (David) Bruns, of Lima, and Teresa M. (David) Geiger, of Hilliard; 10 grandchildren; and his former wife, Beryl Enid Dorothy Snowden Landwehr, of Lima.

   Graveside services will begin at 3 p.m. Friday in the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, with military rites by the Air Force Honor Guard.

   Condolences may be expressed at  www.chiles  lamanfh.com .

   Arrangements are by Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes.  

 

 
Georgetta Adeline Drewry
                  

     Georgetta Adeline Drewry, 73, died at 12:15 a.m. June 25, 2010, at Lima Manor Nursing Home. She was   born Dec. 29, 1936, in Lima to Booker T. and Margaret Estelle Oglesby Drewry, who preceded her in death.

   Miss   Drewry was a second-grade teacher in Toledo from 1958 to 1967 and a substitute teacher for Lima City Schools. She had been a clerk for the Lima Police Department and at the Lima Correctional Institute. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church. She was a 1954 graduate of Lima Central High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1958 in elementary education from The Ohio State University, Columbus, where she was a member of Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, where she served as rush chairwoman. She was the first black woman born in Lima to graduate from OSU.   She attended clerk/typist courses at Northwestern Business College in 1978. She was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a teachers sorority. For those who truly knew her, she was a loving and giving person and will be missed by family and friends.

   Survivors include two sisters, Joann Drewry, of Lima, and Shelia Drewry, of New York; two nephews, Bryan Drewry and Brian Payne; two nieces, Nicole Beckom and Traci Payne; and six great-nieces and -nephews.

   Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul AME Church. The Rev.   Andrew Newberry will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

   Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church, where the family will be present one hour prior to services.

   Condolences may be sent to  JonesClarkFH@aol.com .

   Arrangements are by Jones-Clark Funeral Home.  

 
Bill Tempel

 

William F. Tempel Passed away April 27, 2008 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones after an heroic battle against a lengthy illness. Mr. Tempel is survived by his Son William and Daughter Sarah, Son in Law Jon, Grandsons lan, Austin and Todd. and Granddaughter Felicity. Mr. Tempel most recently served as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Wachovia Securities in San Jose. A true Renaissance man. Mr. Tempel was a graduate of Bexley Hall Seminary, Ohio Northern University and a proud US Army veteran. In his life, he touched many souls from diverse walks of life. Whether leading marches to end poverty in Cleveland, Oh with Dr. Martin Luther King, or providing a role model and mentor to others Mr.Tempel's leadership by example and commitment to the needs of others was a rare gift to all those who were fortunate to have him in their lives. A man of integrity and compassion, who through his humble commitment to doing what was right helped change the world for the better. Mr. Tempel's legacy continues with the establishment of Tempei's Rock Foundation for Children, a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the lives of the children of terminally ill parents. Information on donations can be obtained by contacting; Tempel's Rock, 535 South Curson Ave #5a, Los Angeles, Ca., 90036. Mr. Tempel wilt be sorely missed by his many friends, co workers, and family. Knowing that he is now at peace and in a place of joy may bring comfort but there will never be another man to take his place. God Biess you William, may your journey end at the heart of Heaven itself.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on July 13, 2008
 
 
      Joan Shaffer
 

 
I am sorry to post this information about Joan's passing...
 
Joan Shaffer (Connally) died at the age of 72 in Santa Clara California.
 
She is survived by 4 children, 5 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren, as well as her Brother Jack and sister Clingan.
 

   Norris W. Pace Sr.
     Feb. 7, 1936 — Oct. 10, 2008

 

 
Norris W. Pace Sr., a civil engineer and longtime plant manager of a Lancaster concrete piping company, died Sunday at home in West Seneca under hospice care after a battle with cancer. He was 72.
Mr. Pace was born in Trenton, Mo., and grew up there and in Decatur, Ill., and Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Lima Central High School and attended Ohio Northern University for two years before joining the U. S. Army in 1956 and serving as a cryptanalyst in the Signal Corps for two years. He returned to Ohio Northern afterward and received a degree in engineering in 1961. He was a licensed professional engineer in both Ohio and New York.
He married India Sue Pfeifer in 1960.
After graduating from college, he went to work as an engineer for Price Brothers Co., a concrete pipe manufacturing firm in Dayton, Ohio. He transferred to help build a plant in St. Louis in 1964 and, in late 1966, transferred to manage the Price Brothers plant in Lancaster.
In 1971, the plant became K&S Contractors Supply Co.
The company manufactured concrete pipes and culverts but sold all types of other water works equipment from companies around the world.
“A lot of water lines and fire hydrants you see in Western New York . . . came out of their business,” said his son, Norris W. Jr., of Edinboro, Pa.
Mr. Pace was a former Boy Scout leader and an active member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ in West Seneca.
“My dad was an encourager,” his son said. “He encouraged people to strive and do the things they wanted to do. Whatever you wanted to do, be good at it. That’s what he was about.”
He was an avid hunter and traveler. He enjoyed trips to Europe, particularly later in life.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Norris W. Jr. and Keith R.; and a daughter, Melinda “Mindy” Irons.
A service will be at 10 a. m. Saturday in Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca.

 

  John E. Henderson


John E. Henderson, 72, died at 12:32 p.m. Oct. 6, 2008, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born May 26, 1936, in Lima to John and Cretora Campbell Henderson Sr., who preceded him in death. In September 1956, he married Mattie L. Henderson, and they divorced in 1980. In 1982, he married Marcia Henderson, and they divorced in 1997.

    Mr. Henderson had been a senior chemist assistant in the lab at BP Chemical for 36 years. He was a 1954 graduate of Lima Central High School and attended The Ohio State University and Purdue University, where he studied chemical engineering. In 1955, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Braves to play baseball at spring training in Waycross, Ga., but because of a shoulder injury he was unable to continue his career.

    Survivors include two children, Rhoda Henderson Edwards and Wendell T. Henderson, both of Lima; three brothers, Charles (Mildred) Henderson, Albert White and Ricky White, all of Lima; a sister, Dorothy (David) Reynolds, of Lima; three granddaughters, Tiffany, Kimberly and Suerethia Henderson, all of Lima; three great-grandsons, of Lima; two stepdaughters, Sherrina Ward and Dionne Ward, of Lima; five stepgrandchildren, of Lima; and several nieces and nephews, all of Lima.

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert White.

    Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Harvest Church. Interment will bein      Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum.

    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.mem.com.

 

 
In the process of verifying everyone's addresses we have found that Oliver Ramsey has died.  We have received no obituary and do not know when he died. If anyone has any information please provide it to me...thank you, RS
rollyk@aol.com
 

FRANK JOSEPH ROBERTSON JR.

    

Frank Joseph Robertson Jr., 72, died at 3:58 p.m. March 19, 2008, at Columbus, Ga., Regional Medical Center.
      He was born May 19, 1935, in New Orleans to Frank Joseph and Nancy White Robertson Sr., who preceded him in death. His stepfather, Eddie Searcy, survives in Detroit. He married  Leona Cook, who survives in Lima.
      Mr. Robertson retired from Ford Motor Co. He was a member of United Auto Workers union Local 1275 and the American Legion. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
      Survivors also include two sons, Steve Haithcock and Marlon (Monica) Robertson, both of Lima; two daughters, Melody Martin, of Lima, and Nancy Robertson, of Columbus; several grandchildren, including Tayonna, Shaundale, Quinten and Issac, whom he raised; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gloria Scott, of Detroit.
      He was preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Robertson.
      Services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fourth Street missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Earnest Stephens Jr. will officiate. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones-Clark Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.
      Condolences may be expressed at JonesClarkFH@ aol.com.

 
 

PATRICK J. MURPHY

Patrick J. Murphy, 71, died at 1:47 p.m. Jan. 24, 2008, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born June 9, 1936, in Lima to Alfred T. and Rose M. Clancy Murphy, who preceded him in death.
   Mr. Murphy had been selfemployed in sales and marketing. He spent several years in executive positions with large international and Fortune 500 corporations. Following his retirement, he was a case manager at Lima Correctional Institution. He was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and management from the University of Dayton and did his graduate studies in economics and management administration at the University of Chicago. His granddaughter was the apple of his eye.
   Survivors include a daughter, Megan Anne (Ryan) Andrews, of Lima; a granddaughter, Peyton Andrews; three brothers, James Murphy, of Wapakoneta, Gerald (Geraldine) Murphy, of Dayton, and Charles (Terese) Murphy, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sisters, Rose Rita Fischbach, of Elida, and Lynda Murphy, of Lima; his former wife and good friend, Robbie Elliot, of Tylertown, Miss.; and his many friends and caregivers at Otterbein-Cridersville, including his “Sarge” Stephanie Neal.
   He was preceded in death by three brothers, Terry A., Thomas and Michael Murphy; and a sister, Alice Jean “Jeanie” Stratton.
   A memorial Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Father George Blasick will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275.

 

 
NADINE SMITH

Rosalie N. Stauffer, 71, of Portsmouth, formerly of Lima, died at 11:20 a.m. Nov. 4, 2007, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth.
She was born June 1, 1936, in Lima to Sanford and Margaret Wallace Smith, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Stauffer was a registered nurse. She was a member of Christ Church Episcopal, Lima. She was a volunteer at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She was a 1954 graduate of Central High School and received her nursing degree in 1958 from White Cross Hospital, Columbus.
Survivors include two children, Matthew Eric (Karen Jean) Stauffer, of Delaware, Ohio, and Michelle Elizabeth (Larry) Keller, of Lucasville; 11 grandchildren, Amy Michelle Keller, Angela Marie Keller, Ashley Margaret Keller, Shawn Matthew Stauffer, Stephen Eric Stauffer, Mitchell Don Stauffer, Alicia Teresa Stauffer, Mark Wayne Stauffer, Tessa L.A. Henry, Jeanne E. Henry and Zoey E.N. Hunter; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Eric Stauffer and Conner James Patton.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Elizabeth Neuman.
Graveside services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima. Father Mark Hammond will officiate.
Arrangements are by Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima.

 

 

MARILYN WILCOX

Marilyn J. Adams, 70, died at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 2007, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Lima to Francis Wilcox and Vi r g i n i a Alspaugh Anders, who preceded her in death. Her s t e p m o t h e r, Juanita Wilcox, survives in Lima. On Nov. 17, 1975, she married James E. Adams, who preceded her in death.
   Mrs. Adams had been a clerical worker at Quinns Painting Contractor. She was a 1954 graduate of Lima Central High School. She loved her family, her kitty and watching birds. She respected nature. She enjoyed watching football and doing crafts.
   Survivors also include a daughter, Susan (Eddy) Nicholson, of Everett, Wash.; three stepdaughters, Barbara (Ron) Doty, of Columbus Grove, Mary Kay Adams, of Bakersfield, Calif., and Connie Adams, of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepson, James E. (Vi) Adams II, of Bakersfield, Calif.; two grandchildren, Heather White and Curtis Nicholson; a greatgrandchild, Isaiah Nicholson; and a cousin, Helen Fouriner, of Lima.
   She was preceded in death by a brother, William Wilcox; and her stepfather, Charles Anders.
   Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Wanda Werking will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
   Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.
   Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlain huckeriede.com.

 

 
Nancy Jo Smith, 70, died at 3:20 a.m. Oct. 21, 2007
 
Martha Jo called and informed us that Nancy Jo passed away last night. A little ironic that she would pass on the night of the mini-reunion. She attended nearly all the ones we had in the past and always had a good time.
Rolly, you may want to e-mail all the classmates that have e-mail, that I have not included above, and maybe place it on the website. 
Thanks,
Ron Cook
 
Nancy Joan "Nancy Jo" Greer, 70, of Lima, died at 3:20 a.m. Oct. 21, 2007, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 5, 1936, in Lima to John E. and Beatrice L. Medaugh Smith, who preceded her in death. On June 3, 1972, she married C. Blake Greer, who died Aug. 19, 2000.
Greer was a member of the Lima Trinity United Methodist Church. She worked at Baldwin-Lima Hamilton, Lima Electric, and Duff Truck Line. She also was a teachers aide for Lima public schools and was very active with Encore Theatre. She was also a 24-gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross. She was interested in genealogy and she discovered her family was one of the first families to settle in Allen County. She was a Daughter of the American Revolution.
Survivors include two sons, Richard (Becky) Schramm, of Bremerton, Wash., and David (Carol) Schramm, of Georgetown, Ky.; a daughter, Kim Schramm, of Cridersville; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard E. Smith.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Kuhn will officiate. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice, 770 W. North St., Lima OH 45801, or to the American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

 
 
Note from Ginny Lhamon along with the obituary for classmate Phil Hefner.
 
Phil went to school with us, he went to Irving School and then to Central Vocational School. He was a good friend and has been ill for several years.
 
Ginny

 

LIMA NEWS,  December 20, 2006

                

 
PHILIP B. HEFNER, 70, died at 9:55 a.m. Dec. 19, 2006, at his residence.

    He was born Nov. 18, 1936, in Lima to Perry F. and Inez L. Luke Hefner, who preceded him in death. On May 28, 1959, he married Janice L. Crites, who survives.

    Mr. Hefner retired in 1997 as a final inspector from Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant, after more than 39 years. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275 and a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 54 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370. He coached midget football for 17 years. He was an Army veteran, serving with the 101st Airborne. He enjoyed golfing, the outdoors and especially working on his farm. He loved being with his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.

    Survivors also include two sons, Mark E. Hefner and Jeffrey B. Hefner, both of Lima; a daughter, Lisa B. (Jeff) McVicker, of Lafayette; a brother, Warren H. Hefner; a sister, Barbara (Louie) Daley, of Lima; and 11 grandchildren, Brooke Hefner, Andy Hefner, Jessica Hefner, Sean Hefner, Emily Mann, Linsey Mann, McKenzie Mann, Jefferson McVicker, Madison McVicker, Kyleigh Hefner and Kayla Hefner.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel C. Hefner; and a sister-in-law, Pat Hefner.

    Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Terry Brock will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 1275.

    Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Rita’s Hospice.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.chileslamanfh.com.

                                                               

 
Lima News....June 18, 2006
 
        
 
I am very sorry to report that class member DEAN H. OGLE died at 7:30 a.m.
June 16, 2006 at the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo.

Dean was born March 4, 1936, in Lima to Rolla and Nellie Allen Ogle, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 23, 1963, he married Barbara Pierce, who survives in Lima.
He worked for Reynolds Plumbing and Heating and previously worked for Campnell Construction, Keifer Construction and Norm Stewart Construction. He graduated from Lima Central High School in 1954. He enjoyed fishing and working. He was a veteran of the Army.

Survivors include five sons, David D. (Angela) Ogle of Cairo, James M. Ogle, Richard A. (Rose) Ogle and Bradley W. Ogle, all of Lima, and Timothy J. Ogle of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Lisa M. Ogle of Lima; three brothers Don Ogle of Columbus, Layton (Joy) Ogle of Lima and John (Charlotte) Ogle of Wilkesboro, N.C.; three sisters, Phyllis Leist of Findlay, Lorraine Luscavo of San Diego and twin sister Arlene Courtney of Lima; eight grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Rita Ogle of Lima.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Bob Ogle.

Services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Shawnee Chapel. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

 

 
Lima News....Ferbruary 4, 2005

LOUIS ROBERT PATTON, 69, died at 2:55 p.m. Feb. 1, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was born March 25, 1935, in Huntsville, Ala., to Louis and Ella Mariah Bone Patton, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 23, 1959, he married Janette Fant, who survives in Lima.
Mr. Patton retired from Ford Motor Co. as a job setter after 36 years. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 1219, Colonial Hills Golf Club and Lost Creek Country Club.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
 

 He probably played on every golf course in and around Lima. He loved and enjoyed his family very much. He loved his car and he loved golf.

Survivors include a son, Guyland K. (Tina) Patton Sr., Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; three daughters, Temple D. Patton of Lima, Leslie G. Patton of West Chester, and Karla M. Patton of Atlanta; six grandchildren; a brother, James (Dottie) Patton of Lima; and two sisters, Ella (Columbus) Bryant of San Jose, Calif., and Mary E. (Bill) Banks of Lima.
Services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Paul AME Church. Pastor Edward Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Jones-Clark Funeral Home, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to JonesClarkFH@aol.com.


 

 
 

James A. Bright

LIMA -- A memorial service for James A. Bright, 98, of Lima , Ohio , will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church , the Rev. Wesley T. Runk officiating. Graveside services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004 in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel. A special Masonic memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Shawnee Chapel.

James died at 2:08 p.m. at the Lima Convalescent Home.

He was born on February 20, 1906 to James Milton and Mabel Anglin Bright and they are deceased. He married Anna Caroline Schofer on May 27, 1939 and she died on January 9, 2000.

Surviving are one son, James R. (Mary S.) Bright, Shaker Heights, Ohio; one daughter, Mary A. Bright, Cambridge, MA; one sister, Mary Ellen Larsen, Michigan; two grandchildren, James T. Bright and Jeanne K. Bright.

Preceding James in death are two brothers, Erman and Donald Bright; three sisters, Leone VanSant, Mildred Brooks and Marjorie McRill.

Mr. Bright retired in 1969 from Lima City Schools where he taught Chemistry. Previously from 1928-1936, he taught at Jackson Township High School (in Hoytville , Ohio ) where he also coached basketball and baseball.

From 1936-1944 he taught at Hicksville Exempted Village . He also served as Chemistry Instructor in Post-High School area several times including general chemistry instructor for Lima Evening Branch of Ohio State University at Lima Sr. 

He was a 1924 graduate of Vanlue High School . He attended Findlay College from 1924-1926 and graduated from Otterbein College in 1928. He obtained his Masters of Science from The Ohio State University in 1934. 

He was a 20 year board member of the Allen Co. Council on Aging; he also served as a legislative chairman of both the county wide chapters of The Retired Teachers and The American Assoc. of Retired Person having served as President of the Ohio Retired Teacher Assoc. and numerous other local positions. 

He taught "55 Alive/Mature Driving" program with AARP and also participated in the AARP tax counseling for the elderly; a 60 year member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church where he served in several capacities over the years. He was a 75 year member of Ft. Amanda Lodge #706 F. & A. M., Lima Chapter #49 R.A.M., Lima Council #20 R.& S.M., and Shawnee Commandery #14 K.T. and Ancient & accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo. Also a member of the Zenobia Shrine, Toledo, Ohio and a member of the Lima Kiwanis Club serving as Lt. Governor of Division II from 1972-1973.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church or the James A. and Anna Bright Scholarship Fund in care of Lima City Schools, 515 S. Calumet, Lima, Ohio 45804.

Chiles & Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel are handling the arrangements

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Thoughts

Hi Rollie -
    Thanks for your good email from awhile back, and kudos for putting together this website. It's a little like coming back home, it seems, to drop by the site, and to find out what's new back in our home town. Thanks for posting the Jim Bright information. That brings on a large dose of de je vous for me. Jim and Anna, and their kids, Jim and Mary, were our next door neighbors for many years. Anna and my mother were quite good friends. Anyway, it was very interesting to read about our chemistry teacher, a guy, who seemed to be strange and peculiar in some ways, but was really quite an ambitious and accomplished guy.
    Pleasant memories. Hmm, now for a little demented trivia. What was JAB's room number...down there on the lower level, looking out onto ___________Street? I think I remember, but not confident enough to put my stupidity on display at the moment.
    Take care, best regards...
Frank Romaker

 

Hello Frank,
Mr. Bright's class is one of the few classes and teachers I still have vivid memories of. To this day I can remember his voice and his friendly joking.  I ran into Jim Bright several times over the years.  He was a Marathon stockholder so every year I would see him at Marathon 's annual shareholders meeting.  I always looked forward to seeing him and he in his lanky manner and memorable smile would always have a friendly greeting.   He was apparently a people person and well liked by many. 
I agree...good memories.
 
Rollie
 
p.s. Hopefully someone will fill in the answers to your trivia questions
answered by Ginny and Dick below  ______
 
More trivia...What "chunk of"  did Mr. Bright keep in his locked storeroom, submerged in liquid and was highly flammable if exposed to air?

Answer....

sodium

Trivia    Mr. Brights room number and what street did that room look out on.
Enjoy the website, I know the street was McDonel St. 
I grew up on that street, in the north end, but can't remember the room #, was my jr. class home room..........Dick says the room # is 101.
 
Ginny Lhamon
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