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Paul Warner, Sr., 1946-2020

 Paul C. Warner Sr., 73, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at his residence in Lima, surrounded by his family.        

He was born on Dec. 18, 1946, in Lima, to the late Merrill and Rowena (Swarner) Warner. Paul was raised by his grandparents the late Clay and Audrey Warner. He was previously married to Linda Warner. Paul’s longtime partner Vickie McKee survives in Starr, South Carolina.

Paul worked as a contractor. He was a member of the Gethsemeni Baptist Church in Starr, S.C. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served from 1966 to 1968 in the Vietnam War.  Paul is a member of the American Legion Post #172 in Starr, S.C.

Thomas Wilson was a former Hardin County fair manager

Thomas Rex Wilson, 76, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 4:15 P.M. at Lima Memorial Health System. 

He was born on May 14, 1944, in Tiffin, Ohio, to the late H. Rex and Dorothy (Croy) Wilson. Thomas married Julie Rader and she preceded him in death on Friday, February 16, 2018.  He later married Sue Meeks and she survives in Findlay.

Thomas was a lifetime farmer. He attended the College First Church of God in Findlay.  He served in the Army National Guard. Thomas served on the Hardin County Fair Board and was a former fair manager. He was an avid golfer.  Thomas loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Private family service planned for Ada resident Janet Leonard

 Janet M. Leonard, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 2:17 p.m. at her residence in Ada.

She was born on April 30, 1935, in Rochester, New York, to the late Charles D. and Marion (LaPlant) Walker.  Janet first married Theodore Grumsha and he passed away.  She then married John Leonard and he also passed away.

Janet is survived by her son, Paul Grumsha of Ada; her three daughters: Pamella Grumsha of Ada, Kimberly Grumsha of Lake Worth, Florida, and Julie (Edward) Bovender of Ada; five grandchildren; a brother, Robert Walker of Ada; and a sister, Sharryn of Rochester, NY.                   

Steve Greer was an avid outdoorsman

Claude Stephen “Steve” Greer, 65, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at 5:47 p.m. at his residence in Ada.

He was born on Aug. 25, 1955, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to Claude and Vernice (Compton) Russell. His father preceded him death and his mother survives in Alger.

Steve was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed trapping, fishing, and hunting. He ran a bait shop for several years and raised pheasant and quail for release.  Steve loved flea markets and yard sales. He had a wonderful sense of humor and quick wit.  Steve was a born again Christian. He took tremendous pleasure and pride in his grandchildren.

Bobbie Jean Williams was retired from ONU custodian department

Bobbie Jean Williams, 85, passed away on Sunday, Sept.13, 2020, at 1:20 a.m. at the Lima Manor, Lima, Ohio.

She was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Samuel and Nora (Wright) Ramey. On June 3, 1952 Jean married Estill L. Williams and he preceded her in death on June 16, 2016.

Jean was a homemaker and she retired from Ohio Northern University in 1997 after working for 26 years in the custodian department.  Jean attended the Alger United Baptist Church.

Marilyn "Kay" Sanders was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods

Marilyn “Kay” Sanders, 74, passed away on Sept. 4, 2020, at 1:18 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System surrounded by family. 

She was born on June 5, 1946 in Lima, Ohio, to the late Howard and Inise (Lee) Lawrence.  On Febr. 17, 1968, Kay married Larry R. Sanders. 

Kay retired from Wilson Sporting Goods of Ada. 

Also surviving are her three daughters: Chrissi (Matt) Kriegel of Lima, Missy (Jaime) LeVan of Ridgeway and Tina Rudasill of Ada; three grandchildren: Brandon LeVan, Courtney Barnes-Rudasill and Katie Rudasill; three step grandchildren: Andy Rudasill, Brooklyn Rudasill and Cheyenne Rudasill; five brothers and four sisters.