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Gail Allen was stock clerk in ONU's central receiving department

Gail L. Allen, 67, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 6:40 p.m. at his residence, in Harrod, Ohio.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1947, in Lima, Ohio, to Evelyn “Evey” M. (Cox) Coulter and she survives in Cridersville, Ohio; his stepfather, Charles “Chuck” Coulter is deceased. On Oct. 24, 1970, he married Wendy J. Push and she survives in Harrod.

James Curtis, 1935-2015

James R. “Jim” Curtis, 79, died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at 1:42 a.m. at his residence in Lima surrounded by his family.

Mr. Curtis was born on April 14, 1935, in Charleston, S.C., to James and Edith Eleanore (Whetsler) Curtis who preceded him in death. On Nov. 22, 1958, he married Sola Wireman and she survives in Lima.

He retired after working for 42 years as the co-owner of R&W Drywall Company. 

Also surviving are two sons: Tony Curtis of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mark (Cindy) of Lima; a daughter, Brenda Converse of Lima; six grandsons and two great grandchildren; two sisters: Linda (Ed) Jarrell of Lima and Anita (Garrett) Molands of Ada.

Donald K. Dalrymple 1934-2015

Donald K. Dalrymple, 80, died on Feb. 8, 2015, at 2:37 a.m. at the Meadows of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ohio.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1934, in Lima, Ohio, to William F. and Beulah (Jones) Dalrymple and they preceded him in death. On May 24, 1958, he married Patricia LaRue and she survives in Pandora.

He retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima, in 1997 after working for 32 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served from 1954 to 1958. He attended the Pandora Missionary Church.

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.