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Connie Kindle 1941 - 2020

Constance F. “Connie” Kindle, 79, died on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 8:08 a.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on March 29, 1941, in Greenup, Kentucky, to the late Silas and Fannie Shepherd. On Jan. 19, 1957, Connie married James L. Kindle, Sr. and he preceded her in death on June 4, 2016.

Connie held a few jobs in her lifetime, but especially enjoyed her time as a homemaker. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church of Ada. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was an avid dog lover, loved her flowers, and absolutely loved her pictures.

Norma Leonard 1933 - 2020

Norma L. Leonard, 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 12:45 p.m. at her residence in McGuffey, surrounded by her family.

She was born on July 27, 1933, in McGuffey to George Dewey and Myrtle (Nagley) Dorman. On June 21, 1952, Norma married William “Bill” Leonard and he preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2001.

Norma worked for North Electric in Kenton. She also worked many years at San Antonio Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide. She enjoyed working outdoors in her yard. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  Her greatest wish was salvation for her family.

Betty Kier 1924 - 2020

 Betty L. Kier, 96, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 7:55 a.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on April 15, 1924, in St. Marys, West Virginia, to the late Blair P. and Ruth C. (Krichbaum) Cooke.  On April 12, 1958, Betty married Thomas I. Kier and he preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2003.

Betty retired from Ohio Bell, where she worked as a telephone operator.  She was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Canton.

Steven Winegardner 1971 - 2020

Steven D. Winegardner, 48, died on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at 4:48 a.m. at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on Aug. 23, 1971, in Lima, Ohio, to Russel and Joan (Moore) Winegardner. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Bellefontaine.  lso surviving are his two children: Logan Winegardner of Chillicothe and Madison (Rea) Bowersock of Ada; a grandson, Lance; a brother, Jerry Kevin (Missy) Spradlin of Findlay; and a sister, Beth Winegardner of Lima.

Steven worked for Plastipak Packaging in Jackson Center. He was an avid dart player and enjoyed playing recreational softball. 

Patrick Clark was retired as a Marathon Oil distributor

Patrick J. “Pat” Clark, 92, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 11:05 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

He was born on March 17, 1928, in Allen County, Ohio, to the late Lawrence and Edna (Schlosser) Clark.  On Oct. 1, 1988, Patrick married Penny L. Keller and she survives in Lima.

Patrick retired from Marathon Oil, where he worked for 22 years as a distributor.  He also worked at Stoney Ridge Nursery for 20 years. He formerly worked at Rockwell in Kenton.  He formerly belonged to the Sager Lodge of the Masons, LaFayette. Patrick was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed nature, flowers, trees and wildlife, and cutting wood and the outdoors. He was an avid OSU fan and enjoyed golfing.

Charles Wood was an Ada HS graduate

A celebration of life will be held at a later date due

Charles E. Wood, 92, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 12:27 p.m. at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

He was born on May 8, 1927, in Ada, Ohio, to the late Albert L. and Nancy Elva (Moore) Wood. On July 1, 1950, Charles married Barbara J. Brown and she preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2018.  

Charles retired from First Federal Savings & Loan Association,Wauseon, where he worked as a branch manager and a vice president.  He previously taught at Bryan High School and in Agribusiness.