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Anna "Sally" Rowe retired from Procter and Gamble

Anna M. “Sally” Rowe, 71, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at 5:55 p.m. at her residence in Alger.

She was born on April 13, 1949, in Kenton to DeWayne and Lucille (Poe) Salsbury.  On Jan. 28, 1968, Sally married Harlow Rowe and he passed away on Feb. 9, 1999.

Sally retired from Procter and Gamble.  She was a member of the Ada VFW Post #9381 Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved to shop on QVC, having cookouts, riding in her Mustang, going to the shooting range, and watching Ohio State football.  She especially loved being with her family and watching the grandkids run around.

Robert Williams was a founder of the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers

Robert A. Williams, Jr., 93, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at 1:09 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on March 1, 1927, in Alger, Ohio, to the late Robert and Edna (Archer) Williams, Sr.  On June 19, 1955, Robert married Mary A. Evans and she survives in Alger.

Robert retired from Procter & Gamble, where he was the first one hired at the Lima Plant.  He was a founder and 50-year-member of the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers, where he helped to start the National Tractor Pull in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Joan Owen was a retired Allen East school bus driver

Active in Ohio Child Conservation League for 52 years, holding many offices

 Joan M. “Joni” Owen, 78, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Kindred Hospital Lima.

She was born on Oct. 24,1942 in LaFayette, Ohio, to Robert Chester and M. Imogene (Weaver) Long who preceded her in death. On June 12, 1960, Joan married Myron F. Owen and he preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2006. 

Joni retired from Allen East School District, where she was a bus driver. She also helped to farm the family farm. She was a member of the LaFayette Congregational Christian Church. 

Dorothy Rayl was a resident of Vancrest of Ada

Dorothy Marie Rayl, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at 5:40 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born on March 20, 1939, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Lester and Kathryn (Morehead) Ackerman.  On June 15, 1957, Dorothy married Gerald Rayl who survives in Ada.

Dorothy is also survived by her two sons and daughter: Kevin (Karen) Rayl, Rodney (Wendy) Rayl and Rebecca Rayl all of Ada; and three grandchildren: Andrew Rayl, Jacob Rayl and Eli Esguerra. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Ackerman.  

Linda Dyer 1937 - 2021

Linda K. Dyer, 83, passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at 7:32 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born on Nov. 9, 1937, in Hardin County, Ohio, to the late Allen Samuel and Mabel (Flowers) Parr. In 1961 Linda married Richard C. Dyer and he preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2018.

Linda is survived by her two sons: Randolph (Kathy Lee) Dyer of Lima and Stacey Dyer of Midland, Texas; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; and a brother, Stephen Parr of Kenton.

She was preceded in death by her three brothers: Harold, Donald and Alvin Parr.

Alice Hothem 1941 - 2021

Alice (Bailey) Hothem, 79, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at 6:41 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1941, in McGuffey, Ohio, to the late Jarvie and Hazel (Clark) Bailey.  Alice married Howard Keith Hothem and he preceded her in death.

Alice retired from being a home health care provider. She was a member of the Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God in Alger, Ohio since 1991. She was an avid gardener, loved to crochet and read.