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December 6, 2019

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William Pope retired from ONU Food Service Department.

William R. Pope, 83, died at 1:55 a.m. Feb. 23, 2013, at Hardin Hills Health Center, Kenton.

He was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Hardin County to William H. and Nellie Gillen Pope, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Pope retired from the Food Service Department at Ohio Northern University in 1992 after working there for 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include two brothers, James Pope, of Alger, and Joseph Pope, of Ada; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Richard Pope; and three sisters, Mary Shepherd, Doris VanDyke and Lucille Newland.

Gregory Martin was an Upper Scioto Valley graduate

Gregory Martin, 46, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, at Park Ridge Apartments in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was born May 10, 1966, in Lima to Richard and Joy Helton Martin. His father preceded him in death, and his mother survives in Ada.

Mr. Martin was a maintenance worker at Park Ridge Apartments, Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a 1984 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley High School, McGuffey.

Gary Wells was a 1966 Ada High School graduate

Gary F. "Frank" Wells, age 64, died Friday, February 15, 2013, at 7:42 PM at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

Gary was born on August 30, 1948, in Paintsville, Kentucky to George Ireland and Willia (Hyden) Wells and they preceded him in death. On June 25, 1967, he married Judy A. Patton, and she survives in Findlay.

Gary worked in the maintenance department at Whirlpool Corporation in Findlay for 40 years.

He was a member of the Upper Room Church of God, Findlay. Gary was a 1966 graduate of Ada High School. He was a former member of the Ada Lions Club for 10 years.

Ruth Ferguson, Ada business owner, was involved in many community activities

E. Ruth Ferguson, 87, died at 4:11 p.m., Feb. 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Ada to Nate J. and Ilo Mae Wollam Stober. On Dec. 2, 1945,  she married John E. Ferguson, who died Feb. 8, 1995.

Mrs. Ferguson was co-owner of Ferguson Insurance Agency, Ada, which was founded in 1956.

Janis S. Gipson, 1947 - 2013

Janis S. Gipson, 65, died at 4:53 p.m. Feb. 5, 2013, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Hippo, Ky., to Raleigh and Trilbie Laferty Ousley, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 14, 1984, she married Bryson Gipson Sr., who survives in Lima.

Mrs. Gipson had been a nurse's aide at Lima Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of Mount Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, McGuffey.

Ada VFW provides military rites for Larry Risner

Larry L. Risner, age 72, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM at Kindred Hospital in Lima, Ohio.

He was born on October 19, 1940 in Hardin County, Ohio to Elmer R. and Ellen Elizabeth (Gilroy) Risner, who preceded him in death. He Married Dixie L. Calvert on September 15, 1958 and she died on July 5, 2000. He later married Rayola May Nighswander on April 19, 2002 and she survives in McGuffey.

Larry retired in 2000 from Rockwell International (Arvinmeritor) of Kenton after working 30 years as a machine operator. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Alger. Larry was a U.S. Army Veteran who served from 1958 to 1961 in the Military Police.