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Private graveside service for Shirley Wilcox

Shirley L. Wilcox, 83, died on Monday, May 25, 2020, at 7:44 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on Jan.25, 1937, in McGuffey to the late Charles and Margaret (Dysert) Carmean. On April 13, 1957, Shirley married Vernon Wilcox and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2002.

Shirley was employed by the Ohio-Kentucky Manufacturing Company, now Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada.  She was also a homemaker.  Shirley was an avid reader and enjoyed playing board and card games with her grandchildren, especially UNO where she was ruthless.

Sarah May Peltier was a former Ada HS music teacher

Former Ada High School music teacher, Sarah May Peltier, 82, died May 21, 2020, at home in Chardon, Ohio. 

Survivors include her husband, David, and three children, Dawn (Bill) Weaver, Darren (Cheryl) Peltier and Drew Peltier. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Kayla Weaver, Billy Weaver, Mary Weaver, Jack Weaver and David Peltier. 

In 1980, the family moved to Ada, where she taught music and directed choirs at Ada High, Hardin Northern and Findlay City Schools. 

Susan D. Mowery retired from Graphic Packaging

Susan D. Mowery, 62, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 1:10 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. 

She was born Dec. 6, 1957, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Richard Allen and Patricia (Phillips) Allen.  On June 21, 2014, Susan married David Mowery and he survives in Alger. 

Dr. Carl W. Hoagstrom was an ONU biology professor from 1975-2005

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the ONU Nature Center

Dr. Carl W. Hoagstrom, 79, died Monday May 18, 2020 at his home in Bluffton. He was born in Holdrege, Nebraska, on Aug. 24, 1940, to the late Elmer and Leona (Shaffer) Hoagstrom. On June 5, 1965, he married Maureen (Goertzen) Hoagstrom and she survives in Bluffton. 

He graduated from Kearney State College summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in physics and biochemistry. He received his master’s degree from Purdue University in biology and his PhD from Arizona State University in zoology. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a biology professor at Ohio Northern University from 1975 to 2005 when he retired.

Public memorial service planned later for Dr. Carl Hoagstrom

 Dr. Carl W. Hoagstrom, 79, died on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 11:40 a.m. at his residence in Bluffton.

A private family graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, at a later date.  A public memorial service will be held in the future. 

Rhea L. Spencer was a retired secretary at Allen East schools

Rhea L. (McPheron) Spencer, 86, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Otterbein of Cridersville.

She was born on Feb. 28, 1934 in Harrod, Ohio, to the late Byron “Mike” and Maver (Bracy) McPheron. On Feb. 28, 1953, Rhea married Carl Henry Spencer and he survives in Cridersville.