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Annabelle Kritzler, 1915 - 2015

Annabelle Kritzler, 98, died at 2:05 a.m. March 2, 2013, at Hardin Hills Health Center, Kenton.

She was born March 2, 1915, in Hardin County to Harley and Ottie James Skidmore, who preceded her in death.

On Dec. 7, 1937, she married Mason Tabor, who died May 30, 1959. On Dec. 13, 1962, she married Walter Kritzler, who died June 29, 1999.

Mrs. Kritzler was a homemaker. She was a member of Bridgeport Church of Christ, Dunkirk. She was a 1931 graduate of Kenton High School.

Survivors include a stepson, Tom (Janice) Kritzler, of Alger; a stepdaughter, Madelyn (Steve) Lowery, of Kenton; and eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Carolyn Dickey was a teacher at Allen East from 1968-1988

Carolyn (Kerry) Vore Dickey, 84, formerly of Bluffton, died Feb. 24, 2013, in Prior Lake, Minn.

Preceded in death by her parents, Roger Miller (d. 1995) and Ida Panabaker (d. 1987) Vore, and one brother, Robert Vore (d. 1998).

Mrs. Dickey was born in Lima, Oct. 31, 1928. She graduated from Lafayette Jackson High School in 1946 and Bluffton College in 1950. She taught kindergarten at Allen-East  from 1968-1988.

William Pope retired from ONU Food Service Department.

William R. Pope, 83, died at 1:55 a.m. Feb. 23, 2013, at Hardin Hills Health Center, Kenton.

He was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Hardin County to William H. and Nellie Gillen Pope, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Pope retired from the Food Service Department at Ohio Northern University in 1992 after working there for 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include two brothers, James Pope, of Alger, and Joseph Pope, of Ada; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Richard Pope; and three sisters, Mary Shepherd, Doris VanDyke and Lucille Newland.

Gregory Martin was an Upper Scioto Valley graduate

Gregory Martin, 46, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, at Park Ridge Apartments in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was born May 10, 1966, in Lima to Richard and Joy Helton Martin. His father preceded him in death, and his mother survives in Ada.

Mr. Martin was a maintenance worker at Park Ridge Apartments, Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a 1984 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley High School, McGuffey.

Gary Wells was a 1966 Ada High School graduate

Gary F. "Frank" Wells, age 64, died Friday, February 15, 2013, at 7:42 PM at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

Gary was born on August 30, 1948, in Paintsville, Kentucky to George Ireland and Willia (Hyden) Wells and they preceded him in death. On June 25, 1967, he married Judy A. Patton, and she survives in Findlay.

Gary worked in the maintenance department at Whirlpool Corporation in Findlay for 40 years.

He was a member of the Upper Room Church of God, Findlay. Gary was a 1966 graduate of Ada High School. He was a former member of the Ada Lions Club for 10 years.

Ruth Ferguson, Ada business owner, was involved in many community activities

E. Ruth Ferguson, 87, died at 4:11 p.m., Feb. 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Ada to Nate J. and Ilo Mae Wollam Stober. On Dec. 2, 1945,  she married John E. Ferguson, who died Feb. 8, 1995.

Mrs. Ferguson was co-owner of Ferguson Insurance Agency, Ada, which was founded in 1956.