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Carolyn Courtney graduated from Ada High School

Carolyn J. Courtney, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at 5:54 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

She was born on April 2, 1940 in McGuffey, Ohio to Adam Francis and Doris (Baughman) Edens, and they preceded her in death. She married Jack Courtney and they are divorced.

Carolyn worked for 10 years in the Paint Shop at Excello Corp in Bluffton. She was a member of the Alger Assembly of God Church. She was a graduate of Ada High School in 1958 and attended UNOH for Medical Office Mangement until she needed to quit for health reasons.

Dale Albright was father of an Ada resident

Dale E. Albright, 87, died at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born March 15, 1925, in Convoy to the late Eli and Minnie (Upp) Albright.

On Nov. 5, 1948, he married Doris L. Edds and she died Dec. 29, 2005. He retired from Ex-Cello Corporation, Bluffton as personnel manager.  He was co-owner with his wife of Albright’s Antiques and had also worked at the Lima Ordinance Depot where he played on a very successful semi-professional baseball team. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton; was an avid bridge player and graduated from Mendon High School.

Hattie Castle, 1937 - 2012

Hattie Castle died at 8:36 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

She was born March 17, 1937 in Breathitt County, Ky., to Will and Junnie (Brown) McIntosh. On March 5, 1955 she married Willard Castle and he survives in Ada.

Also surviving are three sons, Roger Lee (Donna) Castle of Ada, William Brian (Julie) Castle of McGuffey and Raymond Glenn (Cherie) Castle of Ada; two sisters, Revel (Bert) Conley of Ada and Norma Jean (Hazard) Moore of Alger; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bonnie Eversole, Wanda Lee Stevens and Myrtle Dunson.

Donna Jean Scholl, 1960-2012

Donna Jean Scholl died at 11:32 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the Lima Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1960 in Lima to Robert S. and Kay (Johnson) England.

Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" (Jacob) Hardesty of Lima and Kim A. Scholl of Ada; a brother, Mike (Sharon) England of Urbana; a sister, Pam (Matt) Snider of Yerrington, Nev.; and two grandchildren.

She was a cashier at the Meijer Store in Lima for five years and was a 1978 graduate of Ada High School

She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1978 to 1982.

There will be no services for Donna "Jean" Scholl. It was her request to be cremated and have no services.

Martha L. Coates, 1915-2012

Martha L. Coates, 97, died at 11 a.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

She was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Jackson Township to Clinton E. and Neva E. Akerman Fisher, who preceded her in death. On July 9, 1938, she married Lewis D. Coates, who died May 20, 1989.

Mrs. Coates was a homemaker. She was a life member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lafayette, and its WELCA women's group.

Survivors include three sons, Charles (Jane) Coates, of Harrod, Roger (Marcille) Coates, of West Newton, and Thomas (Joan) Coates, of Pemberville; a daughter, Rose (Bruce) Roberson, of West Newton; and 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Eugenie K. Dunbar-Kidd, 1916-2012

Eugenie K. Dunbar-Kidd, age 96, died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8:15 a.m. at her residence in Ada.

She was born on June 11, 1916 in Freeman, South Dakota to Ludwig F. and Friederika (Hermann) Schamber who preceded her in death.

She first married William Henry Dunbar and he died August 8, 1950. She then married Robert H. Kidd and he died on May 13, 1980.

In her early years, she worked for a Dry Cleaning Company and Lima Packing Company.

She was employed at Bluffton College in the cafeteria and Pickerington Security Services, where she worked as a guard.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of LaFayette.