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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Dr. DeBow Freed

Dr. DeBow Freed, president emeritus of Ohio Northern University, died on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at his home, the Icon has learned.

He served as president of ONU for 20 years, retiring in 1999. Then, in 2003, he accepted the position of president at the University of Findlay, where he retired in 2010.

The Icon has yet to learn of funeral arrangements and will post those as soon as they are available.

Maxine Wince retired from Ford Motor Company Lima Engine Plant

Maxine Wince,  86, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at 7:48 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. 

She was born on June 26, 1933, in Johnson County, Kentucky, to the late Floyd and Ocie (May) Bayes.  Maxine was previously married to Hobert Wright and he preceded her in death in 1971.  On June 20, 1981, Maxine married Glenn E. Wince and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 2014.

Maxine retired from Ford Motor Company Lima Engine Plant.  She was a homemaker and helped with the family farm.  Maxine was an avid gardener and enjoyed quilting, canning and crocheting. 

Jackie Bailey was a McDonald's staff member

Jackie A. Bailey, 50, died on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 6:41 p.m, Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1969, in Lima, Ohio, to John Bailey and Melinda Nichols. Her father and step mother, Wilma Bailey survive in Alger.  Her mother, Melinda Nichols Carpenter survives in West Virginia.

Jackie worked maintenance at McDonald's.  

Kathleen Sehlhorst was a staff member at ONU and UNOH

Visitation on Thursday in Bluffton

Kathleen M. Sehlhorst, 61, died Jan. 28, 2020 at her residence. Kathy was born June 7, 1958, in Bluffton to James and Ursula (Nussbaum) Alt. On Sept. 9, 1977, she married Chuck Sehlhorst who survives.

Kathy worked as a secretary at the Ohio Northern University - College of Pharmacy and at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bluffton.  She was a graduate of the Ohio State Beauty Academy and the University of Northwestern Ohio.

Judith Ann Reese was a 1957 Ada HS graduate

Longtime McMillan, Michigan, resident, Judith Ann Reese, 80, died Monday morning Jan. 27, 2020, at her residence.

Born June 14, 1939 in Liberty Township, Hardin County, Ohio, daughter of the late Walter and Thelma (McElroy) Anspach.

Judith was a 1957 graduate of Ada High School and a 1961 graduate of the Springfield City Hospital School of Nursing. Judith was employed as a registered nurse at the Ohio State University Hospital, Springfield City Hospital, Lima Memorial Hospital, filled in as a school nurse at Ada and as a private scrub nurse for neurosurgeons in Lima.

Judith was of the Alger United Methodist Church.

Paul Nau was a 32 degree Mason

Memorial service on Sunday

Paul O. Nau, 91, died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at 7:10 p.m. Vancrest of Ada.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1929, in Port Clinton, Ohio, to the late Clair and Isabelle (Reamer) Nau. On June 27, 1954, Paul married Mary Lou Garland and she survives in Ada.  He is survived by two sons: David (Martha) Nau of Ada and Bill (Terri) Nau of Maumee; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and a sister: Sue (Bob) Miedl of Richfield.