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September 22, 2019

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Ann Piper 1930 - 2019

Annis L. “Ann” Piper, 88, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at 5:30 a.m. at Lima Manor.

She was born on Aug.17, 1930, in Hindman, Kentucky, to the late Willis and Della (Cox) Conley.  Ann married Waldo Oglesbee and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1960. She later married Paul Piper and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2004.

Ann was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Alger Assembly of God Church. 

Funeral service on Monday for Bonnie Counts

Bonnie Marie Counts, 77, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at 6:33 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada, surrounded by her loving children.

She was born on June 29, 1942, in Salyersville, Kentucky, to Chub and Audrey (Holiday) Wireman who preceded her in death. On March 3, 1962, Bonnie married Richard L. “Dick” Counts and he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2018.

Joyce Zimmerly was a retired secretary at Allen East HS

C. Joyce Zimmerly, age 81, died on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at 10:10 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

Joyce was born on Dec. 31, 1937, in Allen County, Ohio, to Ralph G. and Marian J. (Lyle) McElwain who preceded her in death. On Sept. 25, 1955 she married Glenn Eugene “Gene” Zimmerly and he preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2013.

Funeral service Saturday for Ada native Raymond McClure

Raymond E. McClure, 80, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at his home.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1938, in Ada, Ohio, to the late Ray and Helen (Doersam) McClure.  Raymond was employed at United Telephone as a Senior Analyst and retired after 42 years of service. 

He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Ada.  He was also a member of the Mount Vernon Jaycees and the Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.  Raymond was also very involved with Mount Vernon Girls' Softball.

Elmer Collins 1929 - 2019

Elmer Collins, 89, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at his daughter’s residence in Elida, Ohio.

He was born on Nov. 17, 1929, in Alger, Ohio, to the late Burley and Rosie (Oliver) Collins. On June 9, 1950, Elmer married Erma Lee Stone and she preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2014.

Elmer retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima in 1973. He was a member of the UAW Local #1219. He was a member of the Lima First Assembly of God Church.

Frances Nichols was a life-long resident of Alger

Frances E. Nichols, 92, died Monday, July 22, 2019, at 9:28 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Hardin County, Ohio, to the late Royal and Rosa (Coppler) Nichols.

Frances retired from Trend Trim Company of Spencerville after working for  34 years. She graduated from Alger High School class of 1945.  She resided with her niece, Teresa (Bernie) Rowe of Harrod for the last seven years.

Also surviving are her adopted brother and sister: Larry Allen Coppler-Nichols and Joyce Coppler; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.