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Obituaries

Ronald Nelson worked for Rockwell Arvin Meritor

Ronald W. Nelson, Sr., age 77, of Ada, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 9:33 AM at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, surrounded by his family.  

He was born on October 5, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Phineas M. and Maxine (Piles) Dumond.  On April 4, 1968, Ronald married Patricia A. Hensley and she survives in Ada. 

Also surviving are his four children: Ronald (Lanora) Nelson, Jr. of Ada, Jon (Jennifer) Nelson of Ada, Leslie (Frank) Talarico of Ft. Wayne, IN and Sandy Piehl of Westminster; twelve grandchildren; and a sister, Susan Eisel of Tennessee. 

Ronald was preceded in death by his two children: Tonya Wright and Gerald Hastings; and sister, Betty Dumond. 

Arthur Harold Norberg taught at Ada High School

Arthur Harold Norberg, age 88, of Lima and formerly of Ada, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. 

Mandy Joy Garlow worked in food service

Mandy Joy Garlow, age 44, of Ada, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024 at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  

Charles E. Coates was a farmer

Charles "Charlie" E. Coates, 84, passed away June 20, 2024, at Vancrest of Ada.

Lois Ellen Wolber, 1939-2024

After fighting a long battle with dementia, Lois Ellen Wolber, 85, of Ada, went home to be with her heavenly Father on June 17, 2024, while surrounded by family at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

R. Kent Mathewson worked for Ford Motor Co.

R. Kent Mathewson, 86, passed away June 16, 2024 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

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