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July 19, 2019

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Frank Burkholder was a farmer

Frank J. Burkholder, 76, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at 8 p.m., at his residence in Alger. 

He was born on Jan. 15, 1943, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Sidney and Cleora (Amstutz) Burkholder. On April 11, 1968, Frank married Terrall A. Lambert and she survives in Alger.

Frank was a farmer.  He was a U.S. Army veteran. 

Also surviving is his daughter, Valerie Stoneburner of Anderson, Ind.; two grandchildren: Ashley and Ryan Stoneburner; a brother, Roger Burkholder of Alger; and two sisters: Mary Ellen (Russell) Ludwig of Findlay and Janet (Dennis) Nagy of Piqua.

He was preceded in death by a sister, LaDonna Meyer.

Dolores Smith was a retired ONU librarian

She had celebrated her 101th birthday in July

Dolores J. Smith, 101, of Ada, Ohio, formerly of Kenton, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at 1:55 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on July 24, 1917, in Flint, Mich., to the late Albert B. and Gretchen (Woods) Trafelet.  On Dec. 30, 1943, Dolores married Harry Curtis Smith, Jr., and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2014.

Dolores retired from Ohio Northern University, Ada, where she had worked as a librarian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ada and Kenton.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #364 of Kenton.

Joseph Samraney funeral service on Saturday

Joseph Samraney of Beechview, formerly of the Hill District, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. 

Son of the late Charles N. and Asma; beloved husband of Sheila; step-father of Kimberly Rene and Christopher Kastens; brother of Michael "Michie" (Joanne) Samraney and Elaine (Joe) Renshaw, and the late Loretta Samraney and Rosemary Brown. 

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews; brother-in-law of Sharon Hubbell, and step-grandfather of Aden Kastens.  Joe spent 1965-2006 in the Washington, D.C. area.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.  Burial will be in LaFayette Cemetery, LaFayette.

Richard Arnett funeral service on Friday

Funeral services for Richard Arnett, 79, of Harrod, will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at The Price - McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton with Pastor Kenneth VanHoose officiating.

Burial with military rites will follow in Preston Cemetery. Friends may visit 2 hours prior to the service on Friday, Feb. 1.

He died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at Lima Memorial Hospital. 

Tom Rieman was a horse trainer at Green Tree Stables

Robert T. “Tom” Rieman, 68, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at 9:54 a.m. at his residence in Ada.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1950, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to the late Robert F. Rieman and Norma Jean (McBride) Rieman Hanson. 

Robert was a horse trainer for Green Tree Stables, Ada. 

He is survived by his son, Cole T. Rieman of Ada; a brother, Tony Rieman of Scottsdale, Ariz., and a sister, Jennifer (Jerry) Liebrecht of Peoria, Ariz.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, P.O. Box 38, Ada, Ohio 45810 for the benevolence of the family.  

Mary K. Vermillion 1921 - 2019

Mary K. Vermillion, 97, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 10:14 a.m. at her son’s residence in Ada.

She was born on April 23, 1921, in Hardin County, Ohio, to the late Jesse and Rebecca (Jenkins) Warren. On Sept. 14, 1940, Mary married Frank C. Vermillion and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1998.

Mary previously worked for North Electric of Kenton for 13 years.  She attended the Church on The Rock of Kenton.