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September 23, 2019

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Bill Dodge was retired as a custodial supervisor at ONU

Was an Ada HS grad and WWII veteran

William R. “Bill” Dodge, 94, died on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 8 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on March 10, 1925, in Ada, Ohio to Elza and Marjory Ann (McBride) Dodge who preceded him in death.  On Aug. 21, 1949, Bill married Janice L. Busick and she survives in Ada.

Bill retired from Ohio Northern University, Ada in 1990 after working 10 years as custodial supervisor.  He was a U.S. Marine Veteran who served during WWII.  Bill also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was a member of the Ada Church of Christ Disciples.  He was a graduate of Ada High School class of 1943.  Bill was a life member of the Ada VFW Post #9381.

Reni Guyton was retired from Honda

Lorena “Reni” Guyton, 78, died on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 9:45 p.m. at Kenton Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Reni was born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to Oakie and Irma Edith (Horne) Wilcox and they preceded her in death.   

She retired from Honda in 2006. Reni attended the Mayo Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.  She was on the Women’s Bowling League in Ada for several years.

Reni is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Matthew) Miller of Harrod; and the light of her life her grandson, Levi (Fiancé, Makayla Reese) Miller.

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.