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Emily Richards

June 26, 2017

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You'll find this license plate in Bluffton near the St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to the congregation's pastor, Rev. Carol Clements.

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Marie Beach was active in Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Marie R. Beach, 18, died June 19, 2017. Marie was born September 4, 1998, in Lima, OH, to Scott D. and Jeanne M. (Nadeau) Beach who survive in Lima.

Marie had attended Shawnee High School, and graduated from ACE Academy. She soccer and played for Shawnee High School, Allen East High School and AC Elite Soccer Club. Marie was an active member of the 4-H and Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada.

Colten Lee Abbey 2002 - 2017

Colten Lee Abbey, age 15, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:24 a.m. at his residence.

          He was born on February 11, 2002 in Lima, Ohio to Mike and Jessy (Reffitt) Abbey and they survive in Harrod.

          Colten was a freshman at Allen East High School, where he was a member of the football team, track team, wrestling team and a member of the student council. He was a member of the Harrod Christian Church. Colten was a member of the Harrod Christian Youth Group. He was a member of the Auglaize Ag 4-H Club.

Dennis M Clark 1948 - 2017

Dennis M. Clark, age 68, formerly of Ada, Ohio died on Friday, June 16, 2017 at his residence in Bartow, Florida.

          He was born on September 20, 1948 in Kenton, Ohio to Wilber Eugene “Gene” and Frances Mary (Ford) Clark. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Ada.

Carol Jean Smith 1943 - 2017

Carol Jean Smith, age 74, died on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 3:45 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

          She was born on June 13, 1943 in Hardin County, Ohio to Tracy J. and Teda M. (Patton) Fletcher who preceded her in death. On February 27, 1960 Carol married Jerrold E. Smith who preceded her in death on February 12, 1996.

          Carol was a homemaker.

          She is survived by a son, Gary D. Smith of Cape Coral, FL; a daughter, Cindy S. Cochran of King City, MO; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and two sisters: Della Newland of Ada and Ruth Fletcher of Lima.

Jonathan "Jon" Cox 1957 - 2017

Jonathan B. “Jon” Cox, age 59, died on Friday June 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at his residence in LaFayette, Ohio.

            He was born on September 20, 1957 in Lima, Ohio to Garlan and Tommie (Parker) Cox. His father preceded him in death, and his mother survives in LaFayette.  On November 22, 1975, Jon married Tracy L. Miller and she survives in LaFayette.

Donna Moore Buck, 1936 - 2017

Donna Moore Buck, age 81, died on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:07 a.m. at her residence.

Donna was born on March 22, 1936 in Lima, Ohio to Cyril J. and Floretta (Bielefeld) Keiffer who preceded her in death. She married Richard H. Moore Jr and she later married Roland A. Buck and they both preceded her in death.   Donna resided with her loving companion of 37 years, Angela “Bun” Dick who preceded her in death on October 15, 2013.

Harvey L Stanley 1941 - 2017

Harvey L. Stanley, age 75 died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 8:44 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

         He was born on November 26, 1941 in Alger, Ohio to Henry J. and Armelda (Cole) Stanley who preceded him in death. On December 4, 1961 Harvey married Sondra L. Kipker and she survives in Alger.

          Harvey retired from Rockwell/Meritor of Kenton. He attended the former Central United Methodist Church of Alger.  He was a member of the McGuffey Conservation Club, the Moose Lodge #1533 of Indian Lake and Eagles Post #370 of Lima.

Dorothy Crist Hensel 1923 - 2017

Dorothy Crist Hensel, age 93, died on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 5:40 a.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

            She was born on October 31, 1923 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Daniel E. and Glazel (Kline) Erwin and they preceded her in death. On July 14, 1941 she married Hobart L. Crist and he died on April 9, 1966. She later married Dennis Hensel on September 19, 1981 and he died in March of 2002.

            Dorothy retired from Kenton Savings Bank where she worked as a teller. She was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ, Ada.

Thomas C Neiswander 1952 - 2017

Thomas C. Neiswander, age 64, died on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 7:35 p.m. at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.

          He was born on September 3, 1952 in Ada, Ohio to Ralph “Teed” and Lucille “Soni” (Creps) Neiswander. His father survives in Ada and his mother preceded him in death. On May 24, 1987 he married Vivian Baber and she survives in Centerburg.

Elizabeth Anna Krummrey 1925 - 2017

Anna Krummrey, age 92 passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:15 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima, Ohio. She was born on May 22, 1925 in Salyersville, Kentucky to Edward and Josephine (Haney) Gullett who preceded her in death. On December 18, 1942 Anna married Arthur Alfred Krummrey at the Church of Christ parsonage in Greenup, Kentucky. 
She celebrated 72 years of marriage with the love of her life, Arthur Alfred Krummrey, who passed away February 21, 2015. She often would say, "I wished we could have grown old together".