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Phillip Porter worked for Ford Motor

Phillip Porter, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his residence in Harrod.

He was born on May 27, 1942 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Roscoe and Ruby (Push) Porter.  Phillip married Betty A. Lemaster and she survives in Harrod.

Also surviving are his two children: Jeff Porter of Miamisburg and Amy (John) O’Reilly of Hilton Head Island, SC; two grandchildren: Cody Musselman and Caityln Musselman; and a brother, Marcus (Karen) Porter of Harrod.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Phillip retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima.  He loved cars, including street rods. 

Garrett Rettig was an Ada High School student

Garrett William Rettig, age 17, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2021, at his residence in Ada.

He was born on June 11, 2004, in Lima to Andrew Rettig and Laura Helf who both survive.

Garrett was a senior at Ada High School.  From the time that he was little until present, Garrett always knew how to make people laugh.  He could be witty, irreverent, and wildly inappropriate, but that humor hid a heart that felt so much.  He was a light to many of his friends, and he tried to be strong for them even when he couldn’t be strong for himself.  He was loved by many, much more than he ever realized.  He will be deeply missed.

Celebration of Life for Nora M. Carl to be held Jan. 15

Nora M. Carl, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on December 9, 1937, in Huntsville, Ohio to the late Charles and Catherine (Bidwell) Shroyer.  Nora married Billy Joe Carl on September 16, 1955, and he preceded her in death on August 31, 2011.

Nora is survived by four sons: Terry Lee (Theresa) Bowermister of Dayton, Joe (Doris) Carl of Harrod, Frank (Brenda) Carl of Bellefontaine, and Tom (Missy) Carl of Harrod; a daughter, Pam (David) Schneer of Roundhead; a son-in-law, Jack Gratz of Belle Center; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Butch Shrider worked for King Brothers Truck Center

Lewis “Butch” Shrider, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on April 5, 1944, in Harrod, Ohio to the late Donald and Helen (Iiames) Shrider.  On August 30, 1964, Butch married Mary Lou Hunnaman, and they were married for fifty-seven years, she survives in Harrod.

Butch is also survived by his two daughters: Stephanie (Rusty) Winegardner of Harrod and Sheila (Tony) Lotz of Shawnee; four grandchildren: Courtney (Jason) McBride, Brett Winegardner, Amanda (Taylor) Zwiebel and Megan (Logan) Delgado; four great grandchildren: Jackson, Macie, Benton, and Isla; a brother, Bob Shrider of Lima; and beloved feline, Erma.

Harold Dudgeon worked for Philip Display Components

Harold Eugene Dudgeon passed away December 14, 2021, in Lacey, Washington. He was born April 22, 1948, to Melvin O. and Beulah (Rice) Dudgeon in Bluffton, Ohio.

Harold graduated from Ada High School in 1966, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1970, completing two West Pac tours, including Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Professionally, Harold worked for Philip Display Components in Ottawa, Ohio, retiring in 2003 after 36 years of service. He traveled the U.S. until 2013, when he moved to Lacey, Washington.

Tamie Jenkins managed Yorktown Apartments

Tamie R. Jenkins, age 60, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Lima Memorial Health System.         

She was born on October 28, 1961, in Lima, Ohio to the late Robert and Angelon (Smith) Brown.  On September 19, 1987, Tamie married Patrick W. Jenkins and he survives in Ada.

Also surviving are her two daughters: Tiffany Jenkins of Columbus and Haley (Josh Lehsten) Jenkins of Ada; a brother, Mike (Mary Jane) Brown of Maryville, TN; and a sister, Pam Hughes of Marion.