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April 22, 2018

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Barbara Ann Hopson, 1940 - 2018

Barbara A. Hopson, age 77, died on Saturday, April 15, 2018 at 8:35 a.m. at Willow Ridge at Mennonite Home Community, Bluffton, Ohio.

          She was born on July 25, 1940 in Lima, Ohio to the late Dewitt I. “Dig” and Maxine (Smith) Goodwin.  On August 11, 1956 Barbara married Larry R. Hopson who preceded her in death on November 10, 1993.

Catherine Ann Meade, 1943 - 2018

Catherine Ann Meade, age 74 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:22 a.m. at Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

          She was born September 21, 1943 in Hardin County, Ohio to John and Corsie (Prater) Bailey who preceded her in death.  She married Willie Meade on February 28, 1965 and he died on January 10, 1983. 

          Catherine was a homemaker.  She was attended the Hardin County Council on Aging Adult Day Care. 

Elroy James Baier, 1927 - 2018

Elroy James Baier, age 90, died on Friday, April 06, 2018 at 1:05 a.m. at Springview Manor, Lima.                     

            He was born on December 13, 1927, the son of Edward and Florence (Hiller) Baier who preceded him in death.  On June 6, 1954, he married Ruthella (Romick) Baier who preceded him in death on September 21, 2016.  

Elroy is survived by his two daughters: Janet Baier of Lima and Joyce (Richard) Diller of Elida; two grandsons: Gregory (Taylor) Diller of Ada and David Diller of Elida; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers: Walter and Paul, and one sister Dorothy Simon. 

Mable M Hathaway, 1925 - 2018

Mable M. Hathaway, age 92, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11:38 a.m. at Blanchard Valley Health System.

          She was born on August 29, 1925 in Hardin County, Ohio to the late Eugene Martin and Mozelle (Bullock) Thompson.  On December 12, 1942 Mable married Russell Hathaway who preceded her in death on December 25, 2011.

          Mable retired from the Ada Schools where she worked for 24 years in the cafeteria.  She was a member of the Ada First United Methodist Church.  She was an active member of the Ada Fireman Auxiliary for 20 years.  After retirement Mable and her husband spent winters in Webster, Florida.

Cleta Mae Stevens, 1925 - 2018

Cleta Mae Stevens, age 93, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 9:05 a.m. at Golden Living in LaPorte, IN.

          She was born on March 19, 1925 in Lynch, KY to the late Hezekiah and Phoebe (Keith) Oney.  Cleta married Elmer Stevens who preceded her in death.

          Cleta was a homemaker. 

          She is survived by three sons: Harold (Maureen) Stevens of South Bend, IN, Bill (Deb) Stevens of Michigan City, IN and Eugene Stevens of Lima; two daughters: Brenda (Michael) Conley of Van Wert and Barbara (Bill) Hoffman of TX;  several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren;  and a sister, Helen Bowman of AZ.

Bessie Prater, 1927 - 2018

Bessie Prater, age 90, died on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:21 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

          She was born on October 4, 1927 in Pyramid, Kentucky to the late Acro and Luranie (Stephens) Castle.  On November 1, 1947 Bessie married George Prater who preceded her in death on April 12, 1977.

          Bessie was a homemaker.  She enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening and traveling.  She loved being with her children and grandchildren. 


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