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Donna Williams co-founded Williams Excavating

She graduated from ONU with a double major

Donna E. Williams, 87, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 9:24 a.m. at her residence in Harrod, surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Harrod to the late Virgil L. and Irma D. (Basil) Bechdolt.  On June 17, 1951, she married Richard Williams, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Williams was a 1951 graduate of Harrod High School, where she was the class salutatorian. She was a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a double-major in History and Political Science. In 1958, she co-founded Williams Excavating, Inc., with her husband. 

Services planned at a later date for Marie Hall

Marie E. Hall, 98, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at 3:05 a.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1922, in Delphos  to the late Samuel and Ethel (Baxter) Carder. On Oct, 16, 1944, Marie married William W. Hall and he preceded her in death on June 24, 1969.

Marie retired in 1990 after working for 20 years for the Harris Company of Findlay.

She is survived by her four sons: John (Roseann) Hall of Payne, Samuel Hall of Lima, Jerry (Paula) Hall of Ada and Geoffrey (Shirley) Hall of Lima; a daughter, Kathleen Gray of Findlay; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. 

Funeral service on Tuesday for Lucy Rowe

Lucy Dyer Rowe, 88 passed away on Friday Nov. 20, at 7:05 p.m. at her home in Alger, surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 19, 1932, in Jump, Ohio, to the late Seward and Mary (Hurt) Dyer. Lucy married Abe Rowe on Nov. 9, 1950, and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2015.

Robert Hower received teaching certificate from ONU

Was a member of Ada VFW post

Robert W. Hower, 92, died Nov. 21, 2020, at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  Bob was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Bedminster, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Clara (Schwartz) Hower. He married A. Jean Roark Hower who preceded him in death.

Bob graduated from Bangor High School in Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Bluffton College and later his teaching certificate from Ohio Northern University. 

Carrie Slone funeral arrangements incomplete

Carrie L. Slone, 65, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at 12:04 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. 

Funeral arrangements incomplete for Justin "Jud" Dearth

Justin L. "Jud" Dearth, 82, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.