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June 25, 2018

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Lowell W Allen, 1963 - 2018

Lowell W. Allen, age 55, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

          He was born on January 10, 1963 in Kenton, Ohio to the late Richard and Nancy (Sapp) Allen.

          Lowell is survived by his three children: Mike Allen of Dola, Jill (Brett) Jones of Germany and Cassey (Nathan) Oates of Arlington; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers: Eddie (Peggy) Brown of Dunkirk and Luther Brown of Dunkirk; and three sisters: Lenora Bell of Ada, Lolita (Henry) Reffitt of Dunkirk and Lynnette Bloomfield of Dunkirk.

          He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Allen.

Lori Shannon Dyer, 1969 - 2018

 Lori Shannon Dyer, 48, died on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:57 p.m. at her home in Ada. 

          Lori was the loving daughter of Bill and Connie Dyer born on August 7, 1969 at Lima Memorial Hospital.  Her father and mother survive in Alger.  Other survivors include one son, Chance Dyer; two siblings: Shane (Elaine) Dyer of Gibsonburg and Angel Kindle of Lima.  She had several nieces and nephews that she loves dearly: Ashlie (Deric) Legge of Lima, Josh, Jeanne and AJ Dyer of Gibsonburg.  She had an amazing friend, Bruce Keller that stood by her side through her journey of life.

Thomas E. Bowman, 1952 - 2018

Thomas E. Bowman, age 66 died on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

            He was born on April 3, 1952 in Bluffton, Ohio to William Lloyd E. and Hazel Marie (Smith) Bowman who preceded him in death. Thomas had married Barbara Weber, and she is deceased. He later married Phyllis Morrison Strawser who also preceded him in death.

Thomas was a truck driver and attended the Riley Creek Baptist Church as a child. He was a big Pittsburg Steelers fan, and a 1970 graduate of Cory Rawson High School.

Brent L Wireman, 1974 - 2018

 Brent L. Wireman, age 43, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:03 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

          He was born on August 24, 1974 in Lima, Ohio to the late Gary and Elma “Faye” (Slone) Wireman.  On April 10, 2009 Brent married Amy L. Prine and she survives in Dunkirk, Ohio.

          Brent formerly worked as a fork lift driver at Honda.  He was a 1993 graduate of Allen East High School.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing golf.

Don E. Preston, 1936 - 2018

Don Eldon Preston, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 5:07 a.m. at his residence in Ada.

          He was born on September 16, 1936 in Hardin County to William and Merle (Crowe) Preston and they preceded him in death.  On October 5, 1957 Don married Shirley Gardner who survives on their family farm in Ada. 

          Don graduated from McGuffey High School where he later served on the school board.  Don worked for 35 years at the Ford Engine Plant in Lima and farmed during this time to support his family which he loved dearly and was incredibly proud of them. 

Mary Leah Westphal, 1914 - 2018

 Mary Leah Westphal, age 104, was received into the loving arms of her Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

          She was born on January 28, 1914 in Hardin County to the late Charles C. and Lillian E. (Eversole) Long.  On March 21, 1942 Mary married Fred E. Westphal, Jr. and he preceded her in death on December 25, 1999.