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July 19, 2019
 

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Karlton Plaugher was active in several Ada organizations

Visitation Sunday and Monday

Karlton D. Plaugher, 78, died on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 7:02 a.m. at Carriage Court, Hillard, Ohio.

He was born on March 5, 1941, in Harrod, Ohio, to the late Odie K. and Dorotha O. (Kettimon) Plaugher. On Aug. 29, 1962, Karlton married Maxine Fleming and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2009.

Karlton was a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Ada. He was a member of the Elks of Kenton, the Ada Rotary Club and the former Ada Masonic Lodge F&AM #513.

Frances Clum was the first woman to serve on LaFayette village council

Frances Coral (Everett) Clum, age 94, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:10 PM at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born September 1, 1924 in Lima, Ohio to Delmar and Lucille (Swick) Everett, who preceded her in death.  Frances married James Corwin Clum on September 8, 1942 and he died November 12, 1992.       

Tom Coe was a retired teacher at Ada and Allen East

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at this time

 Thomas E. Coe, 80, died on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 6:33 a.m. at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.  

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.

Tom was an educator for over 30 years for Ada High School and Allen East High School prior to retiring. He was a member of the Ada First United Methodist Church.

Bert Arlington was a retired foreman at Lima Ford Motor plant

Bert H. Arlington, 85, died on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 3:25 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

He was born on Dec. 23, 1933, in Ivyton, Kentucky, to Harold “Harry” and Maxine (Howard) Arlington and they preceded him in death.  On May 13, 1958, Bert married Doris A. Harman and she died July 28, 2011. 

Bert retired as a foreman at Ford Motor Company, Lima. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM #344 of Ada and a lifetime member of the Ada VFW Post #9381. Bert was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Dennis Arnold was retired from Ford

Dennis L. Arnold, 76, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 1:35 a.m., at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

 He was born on May 28, 1942, in Lima, Ohio, to Francis D. and Betty (Wise) Arnold and they preceded him in death. On Aug. 29, 1964, Dennis married Judith “Judy” Schenkemeyer and she survives in LaFayette.

Dennis retired in 2003 as a machinist from Ford Motor Company after 30 years. He was a member of the Hog Creek Game Club and the LaFayette Historical Society.  Dennis was a life member of the Tri State Gun Club and the National Rifle Association.  He was a member of the UAW Local #1219 of Lima. 

Helen Hadding was retired from Rudolph Food

Helen M. Hadding, 82, died on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 12:08 p.m. at her residence in Lima.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1937, in McGuffey, Ohio, to the late Neal and Marie Ella (Gates) Legge.  Helen married Arthur C. Hadding, Jr on March 17, 1953, and he preceded her in death in February 2015. 

Helen retired in 1999 from Rudolph Food in Westminster. 

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