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Celebration of Life for Wayne Simon

Ada community members are invited to join a celebration of the life of Wayne Simon, who passed away at his home in Florida on December 13, 2021. Wayne is a 1965 graduate of Ada High School. 

The Celebration of Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19 at Crimson Lane, 4600 CR 1, Ada, Ohio 45810. There will be a small ceremony and refreshments afterward.

Harold Cotsamire worked for Ohio Northern University

Updated January 13 with Memorial Service details.

Harold E. Cotsamire, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 4:36 PM at the Homestead Assisted Living in Van Wert.

He was born on June 17, 1932, in Crawford County, Ohio to Melvin and Ruth (Guinther) Cotsamire, who preceded him in death, as well as his stepmother, Hazel (Leuthold) Cotsamire. Harold married Doris M. Clausing on July 3, 1955; they were married for 61 years prior to her death on September 13, 2016.   

Faye Mason worked for Atlas Industries

Anzlas Faye Inmon Mason, age 79, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay.

She was born on October 20, 1942, in Flint, Kentucky to Charlie and Bertha (Cornett) Whitaker who preceded her in death. Faye first married Elmer Inmon Sr. and he died on April 17, 2003.  She later married H.L. Mason in June 2006, he preceded her in death on January 5, 2022.

Faye previously worked for Atlas Industries and RCA. She was a member of the LaFayette Missionary Baptist Church. 

William Hawley was a chiropractor and veteran

William Buford “Bill” Hawley, age 74, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on February 13, 1947, in Lima, Ohio to the late B.G. and Ernestine (Walls) Hawley.  On December 18, 1980, Bill married Myra J. Holbrook and she survives in Ada.

Also surviving are his three daughters: Rachael Hawley of Atlanta, GA, Nicky (Buzz) Neiswander of Ada and Rhonda (Tim) Kimerling of Onsted, MI; two grandchildren Zach and Sam; and a sister, Jayne Griffin of Ada.

Bill was preceded in death by his grandson, Aubin and brother-in-law and best friend, Ronald Griffin.

Juanita Downing worked for Ada Technologies

Juanita Marie Downing, age 69, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on August 9, 1952, in Rushsylvania, Ohio to the late Tom and Juanita M. (Benton) Hollis.  On October 13, 1970, Juanita married Charles E. “Gene” Downing who preceded her in death on September 28, 2021.

Carol Jean Goins worked for Wilson Sporting Goods

Carol Jean Goins, age 81, of Alger, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her residence in the presence of her loving family on January 6, 2022.

She was born in Lima, Ohio on December 22, 1940, to the late Robert Schindler and Willa Doralee (Dehner) Bowers.  She married Joel G. Goins on February 18, 1970, and he survives in Alger.