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Barbara Morrison retired from Rockwell International

Barbara S. Morrison, age 69, died on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 5 a.m. at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born on July 19, 1945 in Floyd County, Kentucky to Edgar and Christine (Reffitt) Lafferty and they preceded her in death.

She retired from Rockwell International of Kenton. She formerly worked at Upper Scioto Valley Schools as a custodian and the Alger Freeze. She was a past member of the Alger Memorial Festival Committee and the Alger Veterans Memorial Committee. She and her sister, Bonnie were a two member committee that brought Santa to the Alger Fire Department for more than 20 twenty years.

Anthony "Tony" D'Arca worked at Harco Industries

Anthony John “Tony” D’Arca, 23, died on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at 9:13  p.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on Jan. 17, 1991 in Lima, Ohio to Rick John and Laura Denise (Bontz) D’Arca and they survive in Ada.

Tony worked at Harco Industries of Kenton. He was a bronze medalist bowler for the Special Olympics and had a special love for Sesame Street, Disney and Dr. Suess. He was loved by all who knew him.

Also surviving are brother, Paul Joseph D’Arca of Columbus; sister, Nikki Paynter of Chestertown, Md.; and paternal grandmother Ronnie Bell of Palatine, Ill.

Evelyn Wright was the first woman to work at the Ada post office

Evelyn A. Wright, 92, died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at 11:52 p.m. at her son’s residence in Lima.

She was born on July 17, 1922 in Elliston, Ky.,  to Thomas W. and Mabel (Ferril) Anderson and they preceded her in death. On Oct. 25, 1946, she married Lonnie Wright and he died on Oct. 6, 2008.

She retired from the U.S. Postal Service after working for 19 years at the Ada Post Office. Mrs. Wright was the first women to work at the Ada Post Office. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ada. She was a member of the former Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #6 of Ada and Worthy Matron in 1975 and District #26 Deputy Grand Matron in 1982.

Helen I. Lenhart was an Ada High School graduate

Helen I. Lenhart, 86, died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at 6:40 a.m. at Willow Ridge in Bluffton, Ohio.

She was born on Jan. 18, 1928 in Lima, Ohio, to Albert C. and Kathryn E. (Hauenstien) Huber and they preceded her in death. She married on Aug. 29, 1946, Everett W. Lenhart and he died on June 8, 2004.

Mrs. Lenhart worked at Liberty National Bank from 1964 to 1975 as a teller and assisted in the loan department. She also worked at the IGA of Ada and the Charles Company Clothing of Ada. She was a member of the Ada First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the American Legion Post #185 Women’s Auxiliary of Ada. She was a 1946 graduate of Ada High School.

Beulah Hays was active in several Ada organizations

Beulah Mae (Spar) Hays, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 3:15 a.m. at her residence in rural Ada, Ohio.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1924 at home in Ada, to Jesse Roy and Caroline M. (Clark) Spar who preceded her in death. On May 30, 1948, she married Ralph D. Hays and he preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2010.

Mrs. Hays was a full time farmer’s wife and mother. She graduated from Bliss Business College in Columbus, Ohio, in accounting and then from the Lima Memorial School of Nursing through the Cadet Nurse Program. She worked as an RN at Lima Memorial Hospital and Gibbons Hospital in Celina, Ohio.

Emma Kathryn Lawrence was born in Alger

Emma Kathryn Lawrence, age 93, died Sunday, December 27, 2014 at 9:30 PM at Hardin Hills Nursing Home, Kenton, Ohio.

She was born on June 30, 1921, in Alger to George and Isabel (Crane) McCreary who preceded her in death. On April 12, 1947, she married Richard C. Lawrence and he died Feb. 7, 1995.

Emma was a homemaker. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors. 

Surviving are a son, Gerald “Butch” (Sandra) Lawrence of Lima; two daughters, Becky (Earnie) England of Ada and Betty (James) Williams of Huber Heights; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.