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Obituaries

Harold E. Compton was a U.S. Army veteran

Harold E. Compton, age 82, of Belle Center, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Blanchard Place in Kenton.

He was born on January 25, 1940, in Alger, Ohio to the late Bruce E. and Flossie M. (Wooley) Compton.  In March of 1962 Harold married Joyce L. Thompson and she preceded him in death on September 10, 2014. 

Harold is survived by a son, Shaun (Cindy) Compton of Roundhead; two daughters: Lori (James) Goldsmith of Kenton, and Beth (David) Kretz of Beavercreek; ten grandchildren, and several great grandchildren; and two sisters: Helen Louise McDaniel of Florida, and Joyce Shirk of Indian Lake.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Compton.

Cheryl D. Rowe attended Ada High School

Cheryl D. Rowe, age 75, of Alger, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on September 15, 1946, in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Lawrence and Norma (Obenour) Weller. On January 29, 1964, Cheryl married Bill G. Rowe and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2016. 

Ruby Jane Nichols was a homemaker

Ruby Jane Nichols, age 88, of Alger, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Blanchard House, Kenton.

She was born on March 18, 1934, in Hardin County, Ohio to the late Eddie and Susie (Allen) Poe.  Ruby married Bud Nichols and he preceded her in death.

Ruby is survived by two sons: Ronald Nichols of Arlington, and Randy Nichols of Portland, OR; three daughters: Esther Fay of Portland, OR, Cathy Anspach of Ada and Sharon Emerich of Quincy; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; two brothers: John Poe of Lima, Carl Poe of Ada; and three sisters: Dorothy Garver of Kentucky, Marcia Phillips of Kenton and Mary Daniels of Spencerville.

Twila Kilburn was Roundhead EMS Chief for 36 years

Twila L. Zapp Kilburn, age 65, of Roundhead, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

She was born on December 30, 1956, in Kenton, Ohio to Eugene and Venice (Combs) Shepherd, they preceded her in death.  On June 7, 1975, Twila married Ronald L. Zapp, Sr., he preceded her in death on April 14, 2007.   On September 3, 2010, Twila married Anthony “Tony” Kilburn, and he survives in Roundhead.

Howard R. Schick worked for Dow Chemical

Howard R. Schick, age 93, of Ada, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 8:25 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

He was born on October 1, 1928, in Jackson Township, Ohio to Cloyd R. and Mildred A. (Hochstettler) Schick who preceded him in death.  On May 26, 1950, Howard married Colleen A. Connor and she preceded him in death on June 2, 2019.

Howard is survived by a son, Wendell (Diane) Schick of Westminster; two daughters: Cynthia (Tim) Hanover of St. Marys and Linell (Jeff) Hertenstein of St. Marys; a daughter-in-law, Linda Schick of Howell, MI; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and a sister, Arlene (Merle) Gerdeman of Wheaton, IL.

Richard White worked at Lincoln Elementary School

Richard Douglas White, 51 of Ada passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 1970 and was raised in Green Sea, SC and graduated from Green Sea Floyd High School. His parents were Donald L. (Cherie) White and Doris White. 

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