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John Wireman, Sr., 1953-2020

 John Thomas Wireman, Sr., 66, died on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 10:44 p.m. at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

He was born on July 9, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to Lesle and Marie (Lyons) Wireman.   

John lived many places in Texas, Michigan and Ohio throughout his life. He was a loving father, son, friend and especially grandfather. John loved old western movies, especially John Wayne. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  John’s greatest joy was being a father and grandfather. He always had a story to tell his grandkids and all the candy and snacks they could ever want. He was a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan just like his father.

Burke O. Ziegler was a lifelong farmer

Burke O. Ziegler,  70, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 7:26 p.m. at the Bridge Hospice Care Center of Findlay.

He was born on Oct. 7, 1949 in Kenton, Ohio, to the late George and Marjorie (Ford) Ziegler. On July 30, 1982 Burke married Peggy Kahler and she survives in Ada.

Burke was a lifelong farmer. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War. Burke was a member of the Farmers Bureau and the NRA.  He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and working in his shop.   

It was his wish to be cremated.  Burial will be held at a later date in Huntersville Cemetery.

Charles Castle was a Ford Motor retiree

Charles R. Castle, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 1:49 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, surrounded by his family. 

He was born on June 15, 1941, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Malcolm and Polly (Hicks) Castle, Sr.  Charles married Barbara F. Newland and she survives in Ada.

Charles retired from Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant, as a UAW International Rep. Dad loved his family, driving the back roads with his brother  Malcolm looking at the Eagles and family trips to Holmes County.

Celebration of life service for Betty Jolliff on July 3

A celebration of life for Martha (Betty) Jolliff takes place 7 p.m. on Friday, July 3, at The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Great Room at 5436 State Route 309 E., Kenton.

She died Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 9:32 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Click here for her previously posted obituary.

Claire Harter was a housemother for the ONU Theta Chi Fraternity

Upper Scioto Valley and Ohio Northern graduate

Claire A. Harter, 67, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.     

She was born on Oct. 9, 1952, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, to the late Karl B. and H. Joanne (Ankerman) Engelhardt. 

Claire worked at Sodexho at Ohio Northern University, Ada as a cook.  She was also a housemother for the Theta Chi Fraternity at Ohio Northern University.  She was a member of the Alger First United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  Claire was a member of the Royal Neighbors.  She was a 1970 graduate of USV and a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a degree in Biology and Pharmacy.

Stephen R. (Herman) Sexton 1960 - 2020

Stephen R. (Herman) Sexton, age 59, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 9:53 p.m.

He was born on Dec. 24, 1960, in Kenton, Ohio, to Robie and Beatrice Sexton.  He was preceded in his passing by his parents and siblings: Phyllis McDaniels, Harold Sexton and Linda McGregor. 

Stephen is survived by his daughter, Alexis Baker and her mom Heather Baker; siblings: Geraldine Cowen, Roger Sexton, Bob (Sue) Sexton, Gary (Janet) Sexton, James Sexton and Debbie (Wayne) Wells; over 25 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.