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Feb. 15 funeral service in Arizona for former Ada physician

Well-known Ada and Hardin County, Ohio, physician Dr. Robert Bradford Love died in Green Valley, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2014. He was born in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct. 13, 1920, to the Rev. James R. and Mildred (Mount) Love. He graduated from Lima Central High School, obtained his undergraduate degree from Otterbein College, and went on to Case Western Reserve Medical School, graduating in 1947 with his Doctor of Medicine degree.

Elda Kirkland, 1920-2014

Elda C. Kirkland, 93, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at 3:18 a.m. at Otterbein- Cridersville in Cridersville, Ohio.

She was born on June 25, 1920, in Toledo, Ohio to Benjamin F. and Maude I. (Roberts) Scofield and they preceded her in death. On June 18, 1949, she married Dale T. Kirkland and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1987.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Brockport United Methodist Church, Brockport, N.Y. and formerly of the Collingwood United Methodist Church, Toledo.
Surviving are a son, David (Doris) Kirkland of Franklin; a daughter, Cathy (Jonathan) Smalley of Ada; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Tommy "Tink" Hall was past owner of Cast Away Skydivers Club of Ada

Tommy R. "Tink" Hall, 67, died on Friday Jan. 24, 2014, at his residence in Bluffton.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1946, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Tommy and Alta (Frasure) Hall and they preceded him in death. On Nov. 27, 1976 he married Lee Ann Woolley Arlington and she survives in Bluffton.

Mr. Hall was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War and in the Army National Guard. He was the past owner of Cast Away Skydivers Club of Ada. He retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima. He was a life member of the VFW Post #9381of Ada and was an avid golfer.

Betty Harps 1920-2014

Betty B. Harps, 93, died in the early morning on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her residence in Denham Springs, La.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1920, in Beaverdam, Ohio, to John and Hazel (Young) Mort and they preceded her in death. On Nov. 22, 1937 she married Earl B. Harps and he survives in Denham Springs, La.

She previously worked as a school bus driver for Shawnee Schools and she worked for R.G. Dunn Cigar Factory in Lima, Ohio. She also retired from McDonalds Restaurant in Denham Springs, La. after working for 28 years. She was a member of the St. Mathews Lutheran Church of Ft. Shawnee, Ohio. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars of Lima, Ohio.

James Alt was a member of VFW Post 9381

James G. Alt, 90, of Bluffton died 3:06 a.m. Jan. 27, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Putnam County to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Nadler Alt. On Feb. 16, 1957 he married Ursula Nussbaum and she survives.

He retired from the Ford Engine Plant, Lima. He was a  member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton, VFW Post 9381, Ada, and Putnam County DAV Chapter 77.  

Tommy "Tink" Hall funeral arrangements incomplete

Funeral arrangements for Tommy R. "Tink" Hall are incomplete at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home. 

Hall was born on Nov. 12, 1946, and died on Friday, January 24, 2014. He was a resident of Bluffton, Ohio.