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September 23, 2019

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Thearse M. “Dolly” Lawrence funeral service on Saturday

Thearse M. “Dolly” Lawrence, 65, died on Tuesday, Sept.  10, 2019, at 6:30 a.m. at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1954, in Kenton, Ohio, to the late DeWayne and Rosie Lucille (Poe) Salsbury.  On June 25, 1977, she married James “Wink” Lawrence and he survives in Alger.  

Dolly was a homemaker that enjoyed karaoke night with her husband and friends.  She always looked forward to weekly lunches with her friends, but especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Marvin Slotterback memorial service Sept. 13

A memorial service will be held for Marvin "Marv" Slotterback at Fourway Baptist Church, 9966 County Road 41, Ft. Lupton, Colorado, at 4 p.m., Friday,  Sept. 13, according to his family. Slotterback was born July 15, 1942, and died Aug. 8, 2019.

Donald D. Spar, 96, born in Ada, was a WWII veteran

Retired from Borden Dairy

Donald Dwight Spar, 96, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Otterbein Cridersville.

Don was born March 29, 1923, in Ada, Ohio, to the late David Dayle and Lucille Ada (Barnes) Spar of Ada, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Karl, Ralph "Flip" and sister Mary Edith (Spar) Frederick. On July 19, 1945, he married Esther M. Hochstettler of Bluffton, Ohio.

Don was a dairy man throughout his career, retiring from Borden Dairy. He was a licensed real estate agent as well. An Ada High School graduate, he attended The Ohio State University, studying dairy technology.

Funeral and visitation for Kerry Allen on Sept. 10

Kerry L. Allen, 62, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at 1:52 p.m. at Hardin Hills Health Center, Kenton.

He was born on April 18, 1957, in Lima, Ohio to the late Jack C. and June (Winegardner) Allen. 

Kerry worked as Tow Motor Driver for Whirlpool in Findlay.

He is survived by his daughter, Jada Allen of Minster; two sisters: Cynthia (Jeff) Hollon of Alger and Jacqueline (Doug) Martin of Fremont; a step brother, Mike (Roberta) Ginter of Springfield; and two step sisters: Janie Ginter of Toledo and Cindy Ginter of Kentucky.

Vivian Brown visitation, funeral on Monday

Former co-owner and operator of the Lincoln Avenue and Parkview Mobile Home Courts

Former Ada resident Vivian L. Brown, 98, died on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at 10:23 a.m. at Willow Ridge in Bluffton.

She was born on April 15, 1921, in Rockford, Ohio, to the late Ralph and Lulu (Rutledge) Krogman. On Aug. 22, 1947, she married Claude S. Brown and he passed away on June 4, 1988.  

Vivian was a graduate of Mendon Union High School in Mendon, Ohio, with the class of 1939. She was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and its Womans Society.  She was a member of the Ada Senior Citizens and a former member of the Ada Mothers Study Club and a member of the American Legion Post 185. 

James O. Dye was retired from General Dynamics

James O. Dye, 89, died on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 11:46 a.m. at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

He was born on April 2, 1930, in Mud Lick, Kentucky, to the late John and Rusha (Blevins) Dye. On Dec. 21, 1951, James married Peach Wireman who preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2012.

James retired from General Dynamics in 2003, where he worked as a welder. He was a member of the Ada Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of God.  James loved listening to music.