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Terry Masi 1954 - 2021

Terry L. Masi, 66, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at 12:55 p.m. at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, Marion.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1954, in Hardin County, Ohio, to the late Tracy and Edythe (Dotson) Prater. Terry married the love of her life and lifelong companion James Masi on February 16, 1980. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2019.

Terry worked as a correction officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women at Marysville, Ohio. She was a member of the Ohio Military Reserves.

Helen "Peg" Gerbrecht was a life-long Ada resident

Helen E. “Peg” Gerbrecht, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at 8:20 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

Peg was born on Jan. 21, 1936, in Ada, Ohio, to the late Paul and Kathryn (Doersam) Smith. Peg was previously married to Richard Woolcutt and he preceded her in death. On July 24, 2007 Peg married Dennis W. Garbrecht and he survives in Ada.

She was a member of the County Line Church of the Brethren, Harrod. Peg loved her family especially her daughter and grandchildren. 

Opal Webb 1925 - 2021

Opal Webb, 95, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at 2:20 a.m. at the Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.

She was born on Sept. 3, 1925, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Merda B. and Dora (Adams) Williams. On Sept. 18, 1942 Opal married Charles H. Webb and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1976.

Opal is survived by two sons: Steve (Patricia) Webb of Lima and Roger D. (Anita) Webb of Springdale, Arkansas; a daughter, Deborah D. Sanders of Bluffton; three daughters-in-law: Nancy Webb of Springdale, Arkansas, Brenda Webb of Lima and Barbara Webb of Ada; 27 grandchildren and 81 great grandchildren and 34 great-great grandchildren.

Joyce Long 1940 - 2021

Joyce A. Long, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at 4:15 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born on June 14, 1940, in Lima, Ohio, to Irvin and Edna (Hassan) Vandemark who preceded her in death. On Nov. 12, 1960 she married Edison D. Long and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2013. 

Joyce was a homemaker. 

Surviving are two sons: Edward (Rose) Long of Radnor and Donald (Ranea) Long of Bluffton; a daughter, Cindy Sweigart of Beaverdam; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren;  

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Terry Lee Williams, Jr.

Private family services were held.       

Russell Prater was a U.S. Army veteran

Russell Prater, 97, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at 7:14 p.m, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on Jan. 10, 1924 in Salyersville, Kentucky, to Amos and Amlear (Wright) Prater who preceded him in death. On May 16, 1950, Russell married Maggie Webb and she passed away on May 24, 2019.

Russell was a U.S. Army Veteran who retired after serving his country for 20 years. He later worked for ScotLad Foods. 

Wanda Dodds 1939 - 2021

Wanda G. Dodds, 81, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 1:07 p.m. at Shawnee Manor, Lima.

She was born on April 9, 1939, in Lima, Ohio, to Robert Wright and Ruth Uteva (Gossard) Calverty who preceded her in death. On Dec. 25, 1964, Wanda married Ronald E. Dodds and he survives in LaFayette.

Wanda was a Christian and a homemaker. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church of LaFayette.