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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.

Private family services planned for Amanda McCurry

Amanda Sue McCurry, 41, passed away at her residence on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 6:58 p.m., surrounded by her family.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1978, in Findlay, Ohio, to Julia (McMillen) Kissling and Alvin Kissling. Her mother Julia survives in Kenton and her father Alvin and step mother, Linda survive in Kentucky.  On July 20, 1999, Amanda married Robert A. McCurry and he survives in Ada.

Amanda is also survived by her children: Joseph McCurry, Jossette McCurry and Angelique McCurry all of Ada; two sisters: Ana Kissling and Amy Kissling both of Kenton; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mack and Virginia McCurry.

Carole Tong was an Ada police dispatcher

1956 graduate of Ada High School

Carole Jean Tong, 82, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at 8:10 a.m. at Heritage Nursing Home, Findlay.

She was born on July 13, 1938 in Ada to the late William E. and Nellie E. (Lansing) Jett. Carole first married Wilbur D. Shaw and he preceded her in death. She later married Samuel Tong on Jan. 9, 1989, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2014.

Carole was a homemaker. She previously worked as a Home Health Aide as a Nurse Aide and she also was co-owner of Smell’s Good Inc. of Ada. She also worked in several factories: Triplett Corp. of Bluffton and RCA of Findlay and was a dispatcher for the Ada Police Department. 

Ronald "Pud" Dearth was a 39-year Ford employee

Ronald E. “Pud” Dearth, age 80, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 5:05 AM at his residence in Ada.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1939, in Ada, Ohio, to the late Edwin Dearth and Mary J. (Reed) Dearth McCartney.  Pud was first married to Barbara Adams and they divorced. On Oct. 29, 1993, he married Shirley Hastings and she died on April 9, 2005.

Pud retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima in 1998 after working for 39 years. He was president of the Dad’s Club of Foreign Service Veterans at the Ada VFW Post #9381.

Monty Ewing was retired from General Dynamics

Monty Eugene Ewing, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at 7:22 p.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

​He was born on March 6, 1944, in Kenton, Ohio, to the late Dwight E. and Hattie M. (Dotson) Ewing. He graduated from Alger High School in 1962. On June 15, 1968, Monty married Joyce K. Rolston and she survives in Alger.

​Monty retired as a Maintenance Carpenter. He worked for over 30 years at General Dynamics and previously worked for Orders Construction. He was a US Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. Monty was a member of the Ada VFW Post #9381.