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Thomas L. Williams was a U.S. Navy veteran

Thomas L. Williams, age 76, of Ada, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 4:42 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. 

He was born on October 13, 1945, in Lima, Ohio to the late Harry H. and Margurite (McElroy) Williams.  Thomas married Jean E. Lockwood and she survives in Ada.

Also surviving are his three sons: Tom Williams of Bluffton, Kenny Williams of Ada, and Bruce (Becky) Williams of Ada; eight grandchildren; a brother, Neil (Keitha) Williams of Ada; and two sisters: Linda Cheney of Ada, and Robin (Mike) Romick of Bluffton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Bill Williams and Jackie Williams; and two sisters: Pat Morrison and Cricket Mefford.

Robin C. Harsh worked at Fiesta Hair Salon

Robin C. Harsh, age 61, of Ada, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 4:44 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. 

Robin was born on September 1, 1961, to Willis E. “Gene” and Charolette A. (Austin) Fry.  Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in McGuffey.

Also surviving is her daughter and son: Amanda (Charles Cox) Flores of Columbus Grove, and Dusty (Breann Purcell) Harsh of Alger; five grandchildren; a brother, Matthew (Amy) Fry of McGuffey; and two sisters: Susanne (Barry) Bolen of Alger, and Sherri Harrell of McGuffey.     

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gina L. Fry.

Velma I. Piehl was a manager at Red Fox Inn

Velma I. Piehl, age 88, of Cridersville, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022, at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on April 28, 1934, in Lima, Ohio to the late Garner “Bud” and Evelyn (Losey) Winegardner.  Velma married Arthur Spencer and he preceded her in death.  She then married Arlie Piehl in 1998 and he survives.

Gary L. Reed worked for Durez Corp.

Gary L. Reed, age 67, of Ada, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 7:46 a.m. at his residence.

He was born on May 15, 1955, in Lima, Ohio to the late Elvin and Betty J. (Rhoden) Reed.  Gary married Becky Lynn Burns-Reed on March 15, 1997, and she preceded him in death on October 22, 2014.

Gary retired from Durez Corp, where he worked as a lab technician.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served for fourteen years.   He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Bluffton and a member of the American Legion.

Ross M. Koogler worked for AGC

Ross M. Koogler, age 67, Belle Center, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022, at his residence, surrounded by his family. 

He was born on May 11, 1955, in Lima, Ohio to the late James and Margaret (Hefner) Koogler.  On May 15, 1976, Ross married Kywana J. Harless and she survives in Belle Center.

Also surviving are his children: Justin Isaac (Jessica) Koogler of Merom, IN, Chanidi Benjamin of Wapakoneta, and Tiffini (Jeremy) Flugga of Alger; five grandchildren: Melissa, Elika, Ryker, Kaci and Gunnar; and two brothers: Kenneth Koogler of Lima, and Nelson (Sharon) Koogler of Beaverdam.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Koogler.

Barbara Ann Pitts worked for RCA

Barbara Ann “Peachy” Pitts, 87, of Alger, OH and formerly of Guage, KY, was peacefully enfolded in her Savior’s arms on September 4, 2022, at Vancrest of Ada. During her life, she was a faithful servant of her Lord Jesus and a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all. Her laugh and smile were contagious, and her prayers for her family and others were frequent and sincere.

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