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Former ONU trustee and athletic hall of famer Rev. William Croy funeral service Tuesday

Former ONU trustee and athletic hall of famer Rev. William E. Croy, Jr., 66, of Powell, Ohio, died Jan. 29, 2015, at Kobacker House after a four-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

He was born on Dec. 22, 1948, in Lima, Ohio to William and Mary (Now) Croy. He graduated from Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Ohio Northern University and United Theological School.

He was an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and spent his career serving churches through the West Ohio Conference. He served at Miamisburg Parkview UMC, Urbana UMC, Lima Trinity UMC, Worthington UMC and Maple Grove UMC.

Gary Donnal was retired from Ford Motor Plant

Gary L. Donnal, 68, died on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 9:07 p.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1946 in Lima to Arthur and Loretta (Lawrence) Donnal and they preceded him in death. On June 18, 1967, he married Lorraine K. Barry and she died on Aug. 10, 2011.

He retired from Ford Motor Company – Lima Engine Plant. He was a former volunteer Law Enforcement Officer in Alger.

Helen Epley Shepherd was a 1938 Ada High School graduate

Helen E. Epley Shepherd, 94, died January 25 at 10:33 a.m. at Hearth & Home, Springfield, Ohio.

She was born September 19, 1920 in Owl’s Eye, Alberta, Canada to Ray and Grace (Stober) Epley and they preceded her in death. On June 27, 1942 she married Charles A. Shepherd and he died on January 8, 1968.

Helen was a homemaker and had worked at Liberty National Bank of Ada for 15 years. She was a graduate of Ada High School class of 1938.

Following retirement, Bob Reichenbach worked at Health Check

Robert "Bob" L. Reichenbach, 84, died Jan. 19, 2015, at 7:15 a.m., at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born April 8, 1930, in Marion, Ohio, to the late William and Sibyl (Cooley) Reichenbach.  On Jan. 14, 1955, he married Carrol Goodwin Reichenbach who survives.

He was a life-long farmer and retired from Ex-Cell-O Corporation, Bluffton.  After retirement, he worked at his daughter and son-in-law's health food store, Health Check in Ada. He was an active member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton, and was assisted in the Bible Study group at Willow Ridge, Bluffton.

Paul E. Risner funeral service on Friday morning

Funeral services for Paul E. Risner will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Trent Boedicker officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Risner, 76, died at 8:33 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in an auto accident.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1938, in Lima, Ohio to Elmer R. and Ellen Elizabeth (Gilroy) Risner and they preceded him in death. On May 19, 1956, he married Carolyn J. Gullett and she survives in Bluffton.

Evan Simon was Ada business owner, charter member of Lions Club

Evan W. Simon, 91, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at 11:50 p.m. at Hardin Hills Health Center, Kenton, surrounded by family.

He was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Hardin County, Ohio to Edward “Dutch” and Rosa (Badertscher) Simon, and they preceded him in death. On Aug.11, 1942, he married Dorothy Marie Baier, and she died Dec. 29, 2008.

Mr. Simon was a barber for 23 years in Ada and Dunkirk. He later owned Simon’s Sohio, retiring in 1987. He was a 1941 graduate of Ada High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Phillipines during WWII.