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Princess Grismore 1914 - 2013

Princess Gladys Long Grismore, 98 died at 11:50 am January 8, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. 

She was born May 2, 1914 in Lima to the late Floyd and Louise (Lauck) Long.  She also had a stepfather Omar Johnson who preceded her in death.  On August 31, 1935 she married Fred L. Grismore and he died November 29, 1981.

Ada O. Legge, 1918 - 2013

Ada O. Legge, 94, died at 3:45 p.m. Jan. 6, 2013, at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.

She was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Willie and Hulda Hall Adams, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 9, 1935, she married John W. Legge, who died Sept. 17, 1981.

Mrs. Legge was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, John L. (Nancy) Legge, of Waynesfield; three daughters, Eileen Kindle, of Dunkirk, Katherine (Dave) Mallow, of Botkins, and Jane Bailey, of Deltona, Fla.; and 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Mary VanAtta was Ada real estate agent; worked in Ada schools and at ONU

Mary J. VanAtta, 80, died at 4:43 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, at her residence in Ada.

She was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Saginaw, Mich., to Bert E. and Frances A. Portwine Francisco, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 10, 1951, she married Lloyd C. VanAtta, who survives in Ada.

Mrs. VanAtta worked at Ohio Northern University, Ada Exempted Village School District and was a successful real estate agent. She graduated from Alpena High School in the Class of 1950.

She was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and Sugar Grove United Methodist Women. Her generous spirit was displayed by volunteering for Lima Memorial Health System and Hardin County Hospice of Kenton.

Bob Asher owned "This and That Shop"

Charles "Bob" Asher, 77, died at 9:46 p.m. Jan. 3, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born June 29, 1935, in Hyden, Ky., to Charlie and Polly Maggard Asher, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 24, 1953, he married Alberta Kimbler, who survives in Alger. They were married for 59 years.

Mr. Asher was self-employed as owner of the furniture store This & That Shop, Ada. He had also worked at B.F. Goodrich. He was an Army veteran serving from 1954 to 1956, and with the Army Reserves until 1960. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Kennel Club, Harrod.

Oscar Williams was member of Ada Freewill Baptist Church

Earnest "Oscar" Williams, 83, formerly of Lafayette, died at 5:21 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Merdie B. and Dora Adams Williams, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 14, 1948, he married Martha Neeley, who survives in Lima.

Mr. Williams had been a machine operator at Clark Equipment Co., Lima, for 31 years. He retired in 1994 as a custodian from Allen East Elementary School, after 10 years. He was a member of High Street Freewill Baptist Church, Ada.

Gus Holbrook 1917-2012

Guss Holbrook, 95, formerly of Harrod, died at 8 p.m. Dec. 25, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Bonanza, Ky., to George W. and Rachel Music Holbrook, who preceded him in death. His stepmother, Bertha Holbrook, also preceded him in death. In April 1937, he married Dorothy Gibson, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 13, 1966, he married Betty Holbrook, who survives in Lima.