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February 24, 2018
 

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Obituaries

Ethel L. Watkins, 1931 - 2018

Ethel L. Watkins, age 86, died on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:59 a.m. at her residence in Alger.

She was born on March 17, 1931 in Estille, Kentucky to Nathan and Nancy (Conley) VanHoose who preceded her in death. On May 27, 1960 Ethel married Ralph Watkins who prededed her in death on December 24, 1985. 

Ethel retired from Rudolph Foods in Westminster after working as an assembler for 11 years. She was a life member of the Ada VFW Post #9381 Women’s Auxiliary. 

Julie A. Wilson, 1945 - 2018

Julie Wilson, age 72, died on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:32 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

          She was born on June 12, 1945 in Kenton, Ohio to Lewis D. and Ruth (Brown) Rader and they are both deceased.  On December 22, 1963 Julie married Thomas Wilson and he survives in Dola.  

Joshua H Risner, 1986 - 2018

 Joshua H. Risner, age 31, died on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:38 p.m. at the Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.

          He was born on June 22, 1986 in Bluffton, Ohio to Kenneth Risner and Nancy (Gay) Schramm.  His father survives in North Olmsted and his mother survives in Columbus Grove. 

          Joshua worked as a roofer for Super Roofers. 

          He is also survived by his children: Jordan, Abby, Payton and Jaxson; a brother, Jeremy (Tiffany) Blauvelt of Lima; two sisters: Kalisha Hefner of Bellefontaine and Shannon Blauvelt of Wapakoneta; and his paternal grandmother, Tennie Risner of North Olmsted.

Alice M. Clark 1923-1918

Alice M. Clark, age 94, died on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.                                                        .

            She was born April 30, 1923, to James B. and Coza Vera (Hodges) Rex, who preceded her in death.  On April 5, 1942, she married James Clark, Jr. and who died March 10, 2017.

Wilkie Wright, 1925 - 2018

Wilkie Wright, age 92, died on Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 6:50 a.m. at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.

          He was born on December 26, 1925 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Birl and Clora (Hall) Wright who preceded him in death.  On July 22, 1951 Wilkie married Susie Hicks and she survives in Piqua.

          Wilkie retired in 1981 after working for 37 years at Sheller Globe, Superior Coach Division of Lima. He later worked for the Hardin County Highway Dept retiring in 2001.  Wilkie attended the Alger United Baptist Church.

A. Wayne Kaiser, 1922 - 2018

A. Wayne Kaiser, age 95, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 6:20 a.m. at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

            He was born on June 16, 1922 in New Hampshire, Ohio to Victor and Madonna (Campbell) Kaiser, who preceded him in death. On March 27, 1948, Wayne married Phyllis Lenhart, and she survives in Harrod.

            Wayne was a lifelong farmer and musician.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII.

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