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March 20th, 2014

James R. "Jim" Donart, 71

March 20, 2014

James R. "Jim" Donart, 71, of Albuquerque, N.M., went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 16, 2014. Jim was born in Lima, Ohio to Wilfred and Doris Donart.

He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Jim entered the U.S. Air Force, where he honorably served for 21 years. After retirement, he taught science for more than 20 years in the Rio Rancho Public Schools. Jim was a long-time member of Sagebrush Community Church where he served in multiple ministries. His greatest joys in life were God and family.

James R. Steining, 55

March 20, 2014

James R. Steining, 55, of Mountain Top, Pa., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 6, 1958, in Lima, the son of Henry B. and Jane F. (Kohler) Steining. His parents survive in Wapakoneta.

March 19th

Judy G. Workman, 63

March 19, 2014

Judy G. Workman, 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:19 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Dayton, the daughter of Walter J.F. and Wanda (Mays) Meyer, who preceded her in death.

March 18th

Brittney R. Miller, 28

March 18, 2014

Brittney R. Miller, 28, of Delphos, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at a residence in Cridersville.
She was born Jan. 26, 1986, in St. Marys, to Jay T. and Sheila R. (Prater) Miller.

She is survived by: life-long companion Phillip E. Richardson, of Delphos.      

Donald L. Ridenour, 83

March 18, 2014

Donald L. Ridenour, 83, of Lima , went to join his family members in their heavenly home at 2:09 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 30, 1930, to James E. and Mary Agnes (Mooney) Ridenour and they preceded him in death.

Donald E. King, 84

March 18, 2014

Donald E. King, 84, of Cadillac, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Saginaw VA Medical Center . He was born June 24, 1929, in Fryburg, Ohio, to William and Mary (Bonnoront) King.

Mabel C. Phillips, 75

March 18, 2014

Mabel C. Phillips, 75, of Lima, died at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Lima Manor. She was born May 5, 1938, in Tip Top, Ky., the daughter of Shem and Mary (Caudille) Cole, who preceded her in death. She was married to David Phillips, and he is deceased.

Survivors include a son, Dwayne Roark, Lima; two granddaughters, Andrea Nassilo and Elizabeth Bolka; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Zoey and Cameron; three brothers and one sister.

She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Roark, a grandson, Richard Roark, and six siblings.

March 17th

Hilda C. Ritter, 89

March 17, 2014

Hilda C. Ritter, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 7 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born March 27, 1924, in Auglaize County, the daughter of William P. and Cora A. (Presar) Ritter, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a sister, Regina Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a sister-in-law, Jean Ritter, of Wapakoneta, a nephew and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Marion and Frederick “Fritz” Ritter.

Thomas H. “Tim” Bault, 78

March 17, 2014

Thomas H. “Tim” Bault, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima. He was born Nov. 21, 1935, in Lima, the son of John Daniel “Dan” and Elinor Crawford Bault, who preceded him in death. On June 13, 1957, he married Sharlene R. Wallace, and she survivies.

March 13th

Avelene Louise Metzger, 91

March 13, 2014

Avelene Louise Metzger, 91, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 10:12 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born May 12, 1922, in Waynesfield, the daughter of Harrison Guy and Glenna Irene (Hefner) Gossard, who preceded her in death. On May 2, 1943, she married Amos Howard Wilson, who died in 1944 serving in World War II. Then on May 12, 1948, she married Chester Lee Metzger, and he died April 26, 1991.

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