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July 19, 2019
 

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Obituaries

End of school countdown underway

But lots of event scheduled for the rest of the month

The school year is coming to a close, but several important events remain on the Ada school calendar. Here's the list of events from the school website:

This week
May 16 - Board of Education Meeting 6 p.m.

May 17 - Spring Fever Follies in the auditorium 7 p.m.

May 17 - Senior last day of classes

Week of May 19-25
May 20 - Senior Service Day

May 20- High School Band Concert 7 p.m auditorium

May 21 - Middle School Honor Assembly 9:30 a.m. auditorium

May 21 - High School Choir Concert 7 p.m. auditorium

May 22 - Graduation Walk thru the school halls 10 a.m.

Carolyn K. Boutwell worked at Wilson for 42 years

Carolyn K. Boutwell, 76, died on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 5:42 a.m. at her residence in Lima.  She was born on Dec. 1, 1942 in Ada, Ohio, to Melvin Jackson “Jack” and Cora Belle (Goddard) Boutwell who preceded her in death. 

Carolyn worked for the Wilson Football Factory for 42 years and retired from there in 2006. She was a graduate of Ada High School.  So many family and friends have wonderful memories of Carolyn as: a softball coach and player, a choir leader, church member, the number one Ohio State fan, and a great prankster with a fun sense of humor. She was so loved and will be greatly missed.

Sondra Stanley was a lacer at Wilson's

Sondra L. Stanley, 75, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 1:48 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1944, in Lima, Ohio to Louis L. and Georgia Lee (Embrecht) Kipker, Sr. who preceded her in death. 

On Dec 4, 1961, Sondra married Harvey L. Stanley and he died June 6, 2017.  

Sondra was a lacer at Wilson Sporting Goods and she attended the Alger Assembly of God church.

Surviving are a son: Tracey Stanley of Alger; a daughter: Stacey (Tom) Rhoades of Harrod; three brothers: Louis (Pat) Kipker, Jr. of Ada, Ron (Judy) Kipker of Findlay, and Eric (Linda) Kipker of Holland, Mich.; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Dr. Howard Shelly was a Bluffton general practitioner for 40 years

Bluffton College graduate, served on countless communities organizations, delivered over 1,500 babies

CLICK HERE for an Icon interview with Dr. Shelly as he reflected on starting his practice in Bluffton in the 1950s.

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Howard M. Shelly, M.D., 90, died Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Howard was born Aug. 13, 1928 in Hereford Township, Pennsylvania, to Howard and Emma (Myers) Shelly who preceded him in death.

On June 5, 1949, he married Carol S. Simon and she preceded him in death on April 5, 1999.  On May 8, 2001 he married Marilyn Murray Shelly who survives in Bluffton.

William Gunther was active in the Hardin Northern community

William Edward Gunther, 77, died on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 7:05 PM at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, Ohio.

He was born on April 3, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to William and Wilhelmine (Schmaldienst) Gunther, who preceded him in death.  On September 21, 1963 he married Cora Lea Inmon and she survives in Dunkirk.

Public celebration of life reception for Tom Coe Saturday

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Inn at ONU

A public celebration of life reception will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Inn at Ohio Northern University, Ada, for Thomas E. Coe, 80, who died March 31, 2019.  

He was born on Aug. 11, 1938, in Willard, Ohio, to the late James and Corinne (Greer) Coe. On Oct. 17, 1959 Tom married Ann Lowry and she survives in Bluffton.

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