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Ralph Spradlin served in the U.S. Army

Ralph M. Spradlin, age 85, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 10:15 p.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on June 22, 1936, to the late Frank and Emma (Whitaker) Spradlin. Ralph married Vivian Cochrane and she preceded him in death on September 18, 2008.

Ralph retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he worked as a mail carrier.  He also drove bus for the Upper Scioto Valley Schools. Ralph was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid fisherman and poker player. Ralph loved his cat, Lady.

Kimberly Anderson worked for Macy's

Kimberly M. “Kim” Anderson, age 52, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 12:11 PM at Kettering Health–Main Campus, surrounded by her family.

She was born on June 27, 1969, in Lima, Ohio to Pete and Linda (Allen) Pedersen of Ada.  On April 26, 2000, Kim married Joe Anderson and he survives in Waynesville, OH.   

Kim is also survived by her two children: Lydia Anderson of Waynesville and Sam Anderson of Waynesville; a brother, Bruce Pedersen of Lima; five nieces and nephews: Jeremy Pedersen of Delaware, Brandon Pedersen of Lima, Lexi Pedersen of Lima, Douglas Stephens of Dayton, and Shelby Stephens of Columbus; and several aunts and uncles.

Rita Holland worked for Hardin Memorial Hospital

Our amazing mother, Rita “Tootie” Arlene Holland, 70, passed away on March 23 at 8:30 a.m., after a courageous battle with COPD, surrounded by her loving family at her residence.

Jeana Ryan was a civil engineer

Jeana Elise (Fox) Ryan, 48, of Monticello, Wisconsin, was welcomed home by God on March 18, after a 2 year battle with metastatic melanoma surrounded by family and friends. 

Born on November 28, 1973, Jeana was raised in Ada, Ohio by the late John Harry Edward Fox and Joyce Elaine (Zimmerman) Fox. After graduating from Ada High school in 1992, Jeana was to receive a degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University in 1996. There she was very active with cross country and indoor and outdoor track. 

Paul Baughman was a U.S. Army veteran

Paul Earl Baughman, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 9:04 a.m. at Hospice of Cincinnati at Anderson Inpatient Care Center.  

Paul was born on March 11, 1947, to the late Earl F. and Gertrude M. (Knierman) Baughman. 

Paul is survived by a son, David (Nicole) Baughman of Blanchester; two daughters: Brittany Baughman of Columbus and Brenna Baughman of Westerville; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; three brothers: John (Susan) Baughman, Robert (Rita) Baughman, and Ray (Becky) Baughman; four sisters: Wanda Baughman, Mary Garrigan, Nancy (Hal) Hardesty, and Jean (Robert) Miller; and a special friend, Janette Clifford.

Sherrill R. Nichols worked for Metokote

Sherrill R. Nichols, age 73, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 8:23 PM at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on October 18, 1948, in Joplin, Missouri to the late Curly and Wanda (Parsons) Moore. On August 27, 1982, Sherrill married Phil Nichols and he survives in Ada.

Sherrill is also survived by her three children: Alicia Hogan of Miami, OK, Howard Hogan of Grove, OK, and Russ (Nichole) King of Lima; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; a brother, John David Moore of Joplin, MO; and two sisters: Gale Goodman of Webster, NY, and Vicky Lake of Stanford, NC.

Sherrill worked for Metokote of Lima as a lab technician.