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Michael Raines worked for Busy B Realty and owned Raines Quality Homes

Michael S. Raines, 51, died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 8:03 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health Systems, Lima.

He was born on January 28, 1963 in Lima, Ohio to James C. and Marilyn (Jacomet) and they preceded him in death. On June 29, 1985 he married Patricia Zimmerly and she survives in Ada.

Betty Stevenson was a former Liberty Township clerk

Betty P. Stevenson, 93, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at 2:35 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1920, in Dola, Ohio, to Carl and Viola (Dirmeyer) Kahler and they preceded her in death. On Dec. 25, 1938, she married Charles W. "Chuck" Stevenson and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1996.

She formerly served as clerk for Liberty Township and had worked at the Ada IGA. She was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Feb. 15 funeral service in Arizona for former Ada physician

Well-known Ada and Hardin County, Ohio, physician Dr. Robert Bradford Love died in Green Valley, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2014. He was born in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct. 13, 1920, to the Rev. James R. and Mildred (Mount) Love. He graduated from Lima Central High School, obtained his undergraduate degree from Otterbein College, and went on to Case Western Reserve Medical School, graduating in 1947 with his Doctor of Medicine degree.

Elda Kirkland, 1920-2014

Elda C. Kirkland, 93, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at 3:18 a.m. at Otterbein- Cridersville in Cridersville, Ohio.

She was born on June 25, 1920, in Toledo, Ohio to Benjamin F. and Maude I. (Roberts) Scofield and they preceded her in death. On June 18, 1949, she married Dale T. Kirkland and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1987.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Brockport United Methodist Church, Brockport, N.Y. and formerly of the Collingwood United Methodist Church, Toledo.
Surviving are a son, David (Doris) Kirkland of Franklin; a daughter, Cathy (Jonathan) Smalley of Ada; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Tommy "Tink" Hall was past owner of Cast Away Skydivers Club of Ada

Tommy R. "Tink" Hall, 67, died on Friday Jan. 24, 2014, at his residence in Bluffton.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1946, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Tommy and Alta (Frasure) Hall and they preceded him in death. On Nov. 27, 1976 he married Lee Ann Woolley Arlington and she survives in Bluffton.

Mr. Hall was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War and in the Army National Guard. He was the past owner of Cast Away Skydivers Club of Ada. He retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima. He was a life member of the VFW Post #9381of Ada and was an avid golfer.

Betty Harps 1920-2014

Betty B. Harps, 93, died in the early morning on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her residence in Denham Springs, La.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1920, in Beaverdam, Ohio, to John and Hazel (Young) Mort and they preceded her in death. On Nov. 22, 1937 she married Earl B. Harps and he survives in Denham Springs, La.

She previously worked as a school bus driver for Shawnee Schools and she worked for R.G. Dunn Cigar Factory in Lima, Ohio. She also retired from McDonalds Restaurant in Denham Springs, La. after working for 28 years. She was a member of the St. Mathews Lutheran Church of Ft. Shawnee, Ohio. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars of Lima, Ohio.