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Richard "Dick" Downer was an Ada HS and ONU graduate

Retired from the army as a combat photographer

Richard A. “Dick” Downer, 86, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at 1:49 AM at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on March 26, 1934, in Columbus  to the late John Andrew and Elizabeth (Dempsey) Downer.  On Feb. 14, 1973, Richard married Anita L. Sheeley and she preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2011.

Richard retired from the U.S. Army as a combat photographer and later as a Health Inspector in 1982.  He taught High School in Los Angeles, California, New Lexington, Ohio, and at Lima Central Junior High School.  He also taught OWE for one year at Hi-Point Vocational School in Bellefontaine.  \

Bill Kanzig was retired from Ohio Northern University

He drove bus for the ONU Habitat for Humanity for 16 years

William G. “Bill” Kanzig, 72, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at 4:48 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on April 7, 1948, in Kenton to the late Floyd A. and Freda (Yeazel) Kanzig. On Oct. 25, 1966, he married Marlita F. Frederick and she survives in Ada.

Bill retired from Ohio Northern University where he worked as a machinist technician at the College of Engineering. He worked as a part time bus driver at the university.  He drove bus for the Ohio Northern University Habitat for Humanity for 16 years. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran who served from Feb. 14, 1968 to Feb. 13, 1970. 

William "Gunny" Sherman was retired from the U.S. Marine Corp

 William G. “Gunny” Sherman, age 72, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at 5:24 p.m. at Shawnee Manor, Lima.

He was born on Oct. 4, 1948, in Binghamton, New York, to the late Percy James and Ruth Margaret (Pembleton) Sherman.  On Feb. 19, 2005, William married Ann Louise Wolfe and she survives in Ada. 

William was a Gunnery Sergeant in United States Marine Corp and he served three tours in Vietnam.  He retired from the United States Marine Corp after serving for over 21 years. After retiring from the military William drove truck for over 15 years.  He was a member of the Wapakoneta VFW Post #8445 and the Lima Fraternal Order of the Eagles Post #370.

Roy Evans was a veteran of Vietnam

Roy E. Evans, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at 5:23 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on July 20, 1946, in Pineville, Kentucky, to the late Dit and Harriett (McNew) Evans. On July 7, 1997, Roy married Pamela L. Rettig and she survives in Pandora.

Roy retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima, where he worked in the Tool Crib.  He was a member of the Breakthrough Harvest Church, Gilboa. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War from April 16, 1964, to April 8, 1967.  He was a member of the Ada VFW Post #9381 and a member of the UAW #1219 Retirees. 

Patricia Dalrymple funeral service on Saturday

Patricia Ann Dalrymple, 84, born Patricia Ann LaRue, died on Nov. 3, 2020.

Patricia was born and raised in Ada to the late Roscoe and Elsie (Clossen) LaRue. She went by Pat mostly, and never by Patty. She was raised on a farm with her 7 siblings with lots of love and lots of hard work which fueled her creativity and her adaptability.

Pat met her husband-to-be Donald Dalrymple, as they cruised the circuit in Lima, Ohio. Don often told the story of their meeting with a smile. He always remembered the color of her sweater, the car she drove, and the Saturday night dance. After this auspicious meeting, their love continued to grow together for many years to come.

Herbert Corbet retired after 30 years at Ford Motor Co.

Herbert L. Corbet, 82, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at 11:14 p.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on March 1, 1938, in Harrod, Ohio, to the late Harry C. and Mary C. (Carle) Corbet. Herbert was married to Jeanette Gleason and she preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 1989.  He later married Beverly McFarland and she survives in Ottawa.  

Herbert retired after 30 years from the Ford Motor Company of Lima. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served from Sept. 2, 1956, to Feb. 25, 1957.   Herbert enjoyed gardening outside, trains, cars and his guns.

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