|Russell C. VanAtta
Russell C. VanAtta, 80, of Lima, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at Columbia
He was born April 26, 1898 in Allen Co., to Harry & Mary ( Cremean)
He was the owner of Vanís Bait Co., and a member of Cable Road Alliance
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Siferd Westwood Chapel
with Pastor Tim Allen officating.
Burial will be in Allentown Cemetery.
Published in The Lima News Feb 25, 1979
Harvey S. Long
Harvey S. Long, 57, of Harrod, died of a heart attack about 8 a.m. in
He was born in Allen Co., on Mar 12, 1909. His wife Ruby, died in 1961.
A 40 year employee of Norfolk & Western Railroad as a machinist,
he was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son David of Lima, A daughter Doris Yates of Springfield;
a brother Donald of Harrod; 2 sisters Mary Stumbaugh and Lucille Stumbaugh
both of Lima; and 4 grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lewis Memorial Chapel, Rev
Norman Liverpool officating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Westminister.
Published in The Lima News Feb 19, 1967
Charles A. Schmidt
Mass of Resurrection for Charles A. Schmidt 76, of Elida, will be at
11 a.m. in St. Johnís Church, Delphos, Rev. Lawrence Sharf celebrant.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
He died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ritaís hosptial, following an
apparent heart attack.
Born Mar 9, 1898, in Delphos, he was the son of Joseph & Anna (
Kalt) Schmidt. On April 25, 1952 he married Marguerite Laman, who survives.
Also surviving are 3 sisters, Mayme Alspaugh of Delphos, Lucille Speaker,
and Helen Mullen both of Lima.
He was a retired employee of Lima- Baldwin- Hamilton Corp. He was a
member of St. Johnís Catholic Church and the St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Published in The Lima News Oct 31, 1974
John W. Long
John W Long, 91, died at 6:50 p.m. at Lima Convalescent Home following
an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 20, 1888 in Allen County to William & Mary (Shank)
Long. His wife Dora died Jan. 30, 1969.
He was a retired farmer, thrasher and carpenter. He was a member of
Ash Grove Church.
Survivors include 3 sons, Walter, George and Harold., 24 grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ash Grove Church with burial
in the church cemetery.
Published in The Lima News Nov 26, 1979
Bill E. Ley
Bill E. Ley 49, of Lima died at his home following an apparent heart
Born April 8, 1925 in Lima he was the son of Frank & Pearl (Bauer)
Ley. He was an employee of Pennington Bakery as a salesman. He was a member
of St. Johnís Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife the former Marilyn Gibson, 2 sons Dennis of
Elida, Alan, a daughter Janice Roberts, both of Lima, 2 brothers, Frank
of Lima and Robert of Cherokee village, Ark; a sister Irene Robenalt of
Lima and 3 grandchildren.
Siferd Westwood Chapel is in charge of services which are incomplete.
Published in The Lima News Dec 30, 1974
John H. Schaefer
Funeral services will be Wdnesday at 12:30 p.m. in Chiles & Sons-Laman
West Street Chapel for John H. Schaefer, 58, who died Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
in Good Samaritan Hospital at Dayton. Rev. Clarence Graham will officate.
Born Jan 19, 1914, in Sidney, he was the son of Fred & Eliza (
Schlagetter) Schaefer, who survive in Columbus. He married the former Glads
Fetters, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Frederick of Marle, S.C.; a daughter Catherine
Lauf of Lima; one brother Franklin, and one sister Margaret both of Columbus,
: and 5 grandchildren.
He was a supervisor with Westinghouse Electric until 1955. He operated
Schaefer Food Market in Lakeview until 1967, and then was with LeRoi Dresser
in Sidney the last 5 years.
He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church at Sidney and a 32nd
Degree Mason, a member of Garret Wykoff Lodge 585.
Published in The Lima News Nov 21, 1972
Edith G. Halter
Edith G. Halter, 84 of Lima, died this morning at 4:30 at her residence
following an extended illness.
Born June 29, 1888, to William & Mary ( Harter ) Gutherie. She
married Bernet Halter who survives.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, and was formerly employed
at the R.G. Dunn cigar factory.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Fred Cunningham
officating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in The Lima News Nov 20, 1972
H. Harmon Lentz
H. Harmon Lentz 70, of Gomer Road, was dead on arrival at St. Rita's
hosptial after an apparent heart attack.
He was born Jan. 5, 1908, in Columbus Grove, a son of Fred & Johannah
(Caliahan) Lentz. He married Martha Reed Aug 11, 1940 and she survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Cloyce of Dennison, Tx, Lowell
Covington and Harmon of Gallaway, Va; four daughters, Pauline Wilcox,
Cox, Judy Long all of Lima, and Joyce Austin of Boonesmill, Va, a brother
Jesse of Columbus Grove; 23 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was retired from Teledyne Ohio Steel and a member of Old German
Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the church with burial
Published in The Lima News Feb 6, 1978
Walter J Rhoads
Walter J Rhoads 71, of Shawnee Rd. was dead on arrival at
St. Rita's hosptial.
He was born Dec 24, 1898 in Columbia City, In., He was a retired land
real estate developer.
Surviving are his wife Dorothy; a son, Winton of Battle Creek, Mi.,
step-son Paul Lewis of Lima, a step-daughter
Betty Wooloy of Taylor, Mi., a sister, Mrs. Flossie Nichols of Columbia
City, In., a brother, Jesse also of Columbia City, In, and 5 grandchildren
Services will be at 1 p.m. at Siferd Westwood Chapel with burial in
Published in The Lima News Jul 3, 1970
Dorothy Mae Ireland, 73 of Lima, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at Lima
She was born Nov. 2, 1903 in Hardin Co., the daughter of Thomas &
(Barnett) Dull. She married George O. Ireland on Mar. 24, 1921 and
Mrs. Ireland was a former employee of D.W.G. Corp. and was a Gold Star
Other survivors include a son Arlow E., of Minn.; a daughter Sharon
Lima, 2 sisters, Mary Jones & Nellie Seitz, both of San Bernadino,
Ca. and 4
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman
Chapel with Rev. E.J. Penhorwodd officating.Burial will be in Memorial
Published in The Lima News Oct 24, 1977