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Debi Lowery worked for USV High School

Deborah Gayle “Debi” Lowery, age 69, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on April 24, 1952, in Lima, Ohio to Clinton and Betty Aileen (Brown) Selvage. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Alger.  On January 18, 1974, Debi married William J. “Bill” Lowery and he survives in Alger.    

Also surviving are her two children: Clint Lowery of Dallas, Texas and Shea (John) Cummings of Westerville; five grandchildren: Reed, Drew, Paige, Addison and Jackson; and a sister, LaVonna (Mike) Rose of Kenton.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Sydney.

John Dearth worked for the Village of Ada

John N. Dearth, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on September 1, 1945, in Lima, Ohio to the late Jasper Earl and Aezelda B. (Robnolte) Dearth.  On February 18, 1966, John married Anita L. Long and she survives in Ada.

Also surviving are two children: Tim (Elena) Dearth of Ada and Jennifer (Mark) Bartley of Findlay; four grandchildren: Evan (Danielle) Dearth, Haley Dearth, Hattie Dearth and Tyler Bartley; a brother, Tom (Janice) Dearth of Ada; two sisters: Kate Bear of Lima and Esther (John) Penhorwood of Mansfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Tom Vermillion worked for Arvin Meritor

Thomas J. “Tom” Vermillion, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on February 13, 1943, in Kenton, Ohio to the late Frank and Mary (Warren) Vermillion. On June 1, 1963, Tom married Linda L. Reese and she preceded him in death on October 11, 2017.

Tom is survived by his two children: Beth (Chad) Walker of Kingsville, TX and Keith (Trudi) Vermillion of Ada; five grandchildren: Steven Vermillion, Joseph “Joey” Vermillion, Kimberly Walker, Samuel Walker and Savannah Walker; and five great grandchildren.

Gregory Lee Young worked for Ford Motor

Gregory Lee Young, age 68, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021, at his residence.

He was born on October 31, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to the late Perry and Donna (Corbet) Young, Jr.  On July 14, 1973, Gregory married Trudi A. Meeker and she survives in Harrod.

Also surviving are his three children: Nathan (Stacey) Young of Harrod, Gabe (Sheena) Young of Lima and Lydia (Larry) Nickles of Harrod; seven grandchildren: Alyssa (Brent), Gracie (Gavin), Carter, Jac, Aubrey, Ethan and Aaliyah; and a sister-in-law, Lisa Young of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers: Stephen and Kevin Young.

Tommy Lee Dunson worked for Associated Plastics

Tommy Lee Dunson, age 45, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at his residence.

He was born on September 4, 1976, in Lima, Ohio to Gary E. Dunson Jr. and Zora Ann Bailey.  His father and mother preceded him in death and his stepfather, Paul Bailey survives in Alger.

He is also survived by his two sons: Braylon Dunson of Alger and Jace Dunson of Kenton; three brothers: Benjamin (Jennifer) Bailey of Alger, Jonathan Bailey of Alger and Ralphie (Brittney) Bailey of St. Marys; special friend, Jessica Donnal of McGuffey; and several nieces and nephews.

Tommy worked for Associated Plastics, Ada.

Mary Ann Stair graduated from McGuffey High School

Mary Ann Stair, age 83, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at the comfort of her home.

She was born on June 24, 1938, in Hardin County, Ohio to the late Silas and Callie (Hites) VanSky. On February 12, 1960, Mary Ann married Larry C. Stair and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1992.