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March 8, 2021

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Private family service planned for Emma Spradlin

102-year-old Vancrest resident was from Alger

Emma J. Spradlin, 102, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at 8:24 a.m. surrounded by her family at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1918, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Morgan and Mollie (Howard) Whitaker. On Dec. 12, 1933, Emma married Frank Spradlin and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2003. Frank and Emma were married for 69 years.  

Lena Shank was a Vancrest resident

Lena M. Shank (Roush), age 96, left this world on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. at 6:25 a.m.Vancrest of Ada. 

Lena was born on Feb. 16, 1924, in Rayland, Ohio, to the late Paul and Pearl (Rogers) Litten. Lena first married Raymond Boyd Roush and he preceded her in death. Later she married Milton A. Shank and he also preceded her in death. 

Sylvia Furr 1926 - 2020

 Sylvia Furr, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at 11:25 AM at the Kenton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1926, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Sammie and Rosie Ellen Moore. Sylvia married Walter Wesley Furr and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2005.

Sylvia was a homemaker. She attended the McGuffey Freewill Baptist Church.  Sylvia was an animal lover and an avid gardener. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Donald Fleming was active in many Ada community organizations

39 years on village council, treasurer of F&M Picnic, 4-H advisor, retired from Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative

Donald “Don” Fleming, loving husband and father of two sons, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 at the age of 77.

Don was born on Feb, 9, 1943, in Liberty Township, Hardin County to Clarence and Geneva (Reichenbach) Fleming. He married Connie Fleming on June 19, 1976, and he raised two sons – Mark and Steve Browne.

He retired from the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative after 22 years. Over his career, he also worked for Agro Sytems and the Ada Farmers Exchange Company. He was an active member of Ada First United Methodist Church where he served on various committees.

Jim Brown was a retired machinist at Randall Bearing, Lima

James A. “Jim” Brown, 68, passed away on Sunday, Octr. 4, 2020 at 7:17 a.m. at his residence in Harrod.

He was born on April 11, 1952, in Lima, Ohio to Ronald H. and Eleanor (Graham) Brown who survive in Lima. On Oct. 15, 1972, Jim married Jill C. Miller and she survives in Harrod.

Visitation for Rita Stahl on Thursday

She owned Day-By-Day Child Care Center and the Red Fox Inn

Rita M. Stahl, 82, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at her residence in Ada.

She was born on March 5, 1938, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Stephen and Mary (Kopkash) Vidman who preceded her in death. On July 25, 1959, she married John P. “Jack” Stahl who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2010.

Rita was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Ada and the Altar & Rosary Society of the church. She was a Eucharistic Minister and she taught CCD at the church. She was the owner of the Day-By-Day Child Care Center and the Red Fox Inn of Ada.  Rita volunteered with Lima Memorial Hospital and Catholic Charities.