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Sula Decker was born in Kentucky

Sula Decker, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 8:52 p.m. at Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on June 24, 1946, in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Ernie and Goldie (Joseph) Mullins.  On December 31, 2001, Sula married William Irvin Decker, Sr. and he preceded her in death on December 9, 2018.

H.L. Mason worked for Sheller Globe

H.L. Mason, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 12:38 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. 

He was born on February 18, 1934, in Pineville, Kentucky to the late Leonard F. and Mary (Money) Mason.  H.L. first married Alta Penland on August 28,1953 and she preceded him in death on May 11, 2002.  H.L. later married Anzlas “Faye” Inmon in June 2006; she survives in Ada.

H.L. retired from Sheller Globe, Superior Coach Division. He was a charter member of the LaFayette Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school superintendent, choir leader and Deacon.   

Janet A. Brown worked at Shawnee Manor

Janet A. Brown, age 68, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 3:43 PM at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. 

She was born on December 24, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to the late Frank Perkins and Norma Jean (Smith) Layne.   She was raised by her grandparents the late, Fred and Amanda Jane Perkins her entire life.

Janet was a certified nurse’s assistant at Shawnee Manor, Lima.  She attended the Independent Baptist Church, Cridersville. Janet’s passion was spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She loved her family dearly.  She was a loving and protecting mother, and a dear friend to many.  

Sam D. Nixon worked for Stoops Freightliner

Sam D. Nixon, age 51, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on September 20, 1970, in Lima, Ohio to the late Leo R. and Alice M. (Avery) Nixon.             

Sam is survived by a fiancé, Diana Schroeder of Lima; a brother, Walter (Penny) Nixon of Hamilton; and a sister, Retta (Tony) Spencer of Alger.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Thomas.

Sam previously worked as a parts salesman for Stoops Freightliner.   

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Vernia Rowe worked for Kitty and DeBow Freed

Vernia Rowe, age 77, formerly of Alger, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. at her home in Lima, surrounded by her family.

She was born on April 11, 1944, in Kentucky to the late Green and Birdie (Chaffins) Duff.  On July 2, 1961, Vernia married Truman Rowe and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2011.

Esther “Joan” Zimmer owned Joan's Beauty Shop

Esther “Joan” Zimmer, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.

She was born on February 15, 1932 in Ada, Ohio to the late C. Raymond and Donna (Shrider) Long.  On February 15, 1951, Joan married Russell “Rusty” Zimmer and who preceded her in death on April 2, 1983.  

Joan is survived by her two children: Bob (Sue) Zimmer of Leesberg, Florida and Pat (Dennis) Dearth of Ada; four grandchildren: Jamie Fall (James) Smith, Michelle Burgoon, Lucas (Kelly) Dearth and Lance (Nichole) Dearth; five great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Sharon Quay of Kenton.