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Opal Holbrook was former co-owner of Holbrook's Homestyle Restaurant, Alger

Opal J. Holbrook, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 12:25 a.m. at Richland Manor, Bluffton.

She was born on March 28, 1930, outside of McGuffey, to Edward and Susie (Allen) Poe and they preceded her in death. On Oct. 18, 1947, she married Charles "Chuck" Holbrook and he died on Sept. 2, 2009.

She was a cook and co-owner of Holbrook's Homestyle Restaurant in Alger and retired as a cook for Upper Scioto Valley School. She was an active member of the Alger Memorial Day Committee. She was a member of the McGuffey Church of Christ and attended the Pandora Church of Christ. 

Elearea Roberts was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods

Elearea M. Roberts, 80, died on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 5:27 p.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on April 24, 1933 in Breathitt County, Kentucky, to Add and Flora (Carpenter) Marshall, who preceded her in death. In 1962 she married Orva Roberts and he died in 1996.

She was a homemaker and she retired from Wilson Sporting Goods of Ada after working for 18 years. She was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of Alger.

Glenn "Gene" Zimmerly was retired after 40 years with Allen County Engineer's Office

Glenn Eugene "Gene" Zimmerly, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at 1:05 a.m. at Richland Manor, Bluffton, Ohio.

He suffered a stroke 19 years ago and stayed home for 16 ½ years then spent the last 2 ½ years at Richland Manor.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1936, in Allen County, Ohio to Glenn L. and Helen J. (Allstetter) Zimmerly, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 25, 1955 he married Carolyn Joyce McElwain and she survives in Lima.

Birchel Conley 1931-2013

Birchel P. "Bert" Conley, 82, died Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, at 4:42 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

He was born Aug. 30, 1931 in Garrett, Kentucky, to Tandy and Maudie (Bolen) Conley and they preceded him in death. On Dec. 6, 1952, he married Dorothy Cramer and she died on Nov. 4, 1992. He later married Revel (McIntosh) Wibright on Oct. 12, 1993 and she survives in Ada.

Ellen Messing was a member of Ada VFW

Ellen Messing, 78, of Bluffton, died Nov. 21, 2013 at her residence. She was born April 23, 1935, in Ada to the late Rufus G. and Lillian M. Howard Smith.

She retired from Sprint where she was an operator and dispatcher.  She was a member of the English Lutheran Church, Bluffton and the Ada VFW.  She was a 1953 graduate of Ada High School.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Louis David Brentlinger.

Kathryn J. "Jeanie" Traucht was employed at Wilson's for over 40 years

Kathryn J. "Jeanie" Traucht, 73, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 2:53 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

She was born on March 28, 1940, in Jenera, Ohio to Orville and Kathryn (Rader) Traucht, and they preceded her in death.

She was a lacer and packer at Wilson Sporting Goods, Ada, for over 40 years. She was a member of the former Genesis Fellowship Church in Ada.

Surviving are one daughter: Misti Dotson of Harrod; one grandson: Cody Dotson of Waynesfield; two sisters, Sara (Bob) Michael of Lima, and Carol Sue (Rick) Seltzer of Bradley, Fla.; and her close friend and caregiver, Sally Wilcox.