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Martha Williams 1929 - 2020

 Martha Williams, 90, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 9:58 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1929, in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Oxie and Lilly Mae (Allen) Neeley.  On Feb. 14, 1948, Martha married Earnest “Oscar” Williams and he preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2013. 

Martha was a homemaker.  She was a member of the High Street Freewill Baptist Church of Ada.  She enjoyed crocheting, spending time with family and had a special love for all children, which she displayed until the end by caring for her dolls.

Melba Puckett 1931 - 2020

Melba Puckett, 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 1:10 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada. 

She was born on Feb. 21, 1931, in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Lonzo and Josie (Prater) Ousley.  On Sept. 11, 1948, Melba married Carl Puckett and he survives in Ada.

Melba was a homemaker.  She attended the Lonesome Valley United Baptist Church.

Sheung Ching Wong helped operate China Express

Sheung Ching Wong, 99, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born on Dec. 14, 1921, in Taishan, China. On Feb. 24, 1946, Sheung married Chun Song Liu and he preceded her in death on June 3, 2003. 

Sheung was born in China and lived there until 1958. She then lived in Hong Kong until moving to Ada in 1985.  In 2015, she then moved to Columbus. She and her husband helped operate the Ada China Express owned by their son, Eddie Lau. 

Elvira Sawiris Awad was a past National Adult Protective Services Association National Social Worker of the Year

Received a Social Work Degree from ONU

 Elvira Sawiris Awad, 92, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2:03 a.m. of Covid-19 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on July 30, 1927, in Assuit, Egypt to the late Nashid and Zahia (Daguish) Sawiris.  She was previously married to Albert Awad who preceded her in death.

Elvira received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Cairo University. She immigrated to the United States in late 1961 and then earned her Master’s Degree in Economics and a minor in labor management from the Ohio State University in 1966 while raising 3 children under the age of 6.  

Betty Jolliff was a retired licensed practical nurse

 Martha Elizabeth “Betty” Jolliff, 96, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 9:32 p.m, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

Betty was born on July 24, 1923, in Allen County, Ohio, to the late Jacob Peter and Lois Esther (Grant) Staley.  On Oct. 6, 1943, Betty married Donald Ray Jolliff and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1963.

Betty was a homemaker and previously worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of the County Line Church of the Brethren, Harrod, and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship at the church. She attended the Lima School of Practical Nursing. Betty was a member of the Jackson Township Homemakers Club.

Private services planned for Julia A. Allen

Was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Julia A. Allen, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 9:50 a.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1932, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late John P. and Margaret (Ritter) Mangin.  On May 17, 1952, Julia married Robert L. Allen, Jr.  and he preceded her in death on Aug.15, 2000.

Julia was a homemaker. She was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Ada.