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Obituaries

James E. “Jimmy” Shields, 68

November 3, 2014

James E. “Jimmy” Shields, 68, of Jackson Center, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

Jimmy was born on June 21, 1946, in Lima, to the late Garl E. and Eva A. Buffenbarger Shields. He was also preceded in death by a stepson, Harold; two brothers, Kenneth L. Cook Sr. and Harold E. Minnich; a niece, Theresa Minnich; and a nephew, David Minnich.

Lura N. Ruck, 97

October 31, 2014

Lura N. Ruck, 97, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at her residence with her family at her side. She was born May 19, 1917, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Floyd and Vasta (Dudgeon) Lhamon, who preceded her in death. On March 24, 1940, she married Floyd C. Ruck, and he died Sept. 14, 1984.

Richard W. “Dick” Thomas, 83

October 30, 2014

Richard W. “Dick” Thomas, 83, of Wapakoneta, died 11:08 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 29, 2014, at the Wapakoneta Manor.  He was born June 13, 1931, in Logan Twp., Auglaize Co., the son of Jesse & Bertha (Burchin) Thomas, who preceded him in death.  On July 15, 1983, he married Alvina M. Hollenbacher, and she survives.

Violet Rosetta (Beatty) Garber, 75

October 29, 2014

Violet Rosetta (Beatty) Garber, 75, of Brookville, Ohio, born May 5, 1939, was called to her maker on Oct. 25, 2014, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl W. Beatty and Eleanor B. (Gebhart) Beatty, and her brother, Ira C. Beatty.

Carolyn Lawson, 57

October 24, 2014

Carolyn Lawson, 57, of 1033 Hendricks Avenue, St. Marys, died suddenly at 11:59 A.M. Saturday, October 18, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

She was born January 7, 1957, in Jelico, Tennessee, the daughter of Hewil and Evelyn (Orick) Teague.

She married Stephen Lawson and he died October 20, 2014.

Stephen D. Lawson, 57

October 24, 2014

Stephen D. Lawson, 57, of 1033 Hendricks Avenue, St. Marys, Ohio, died unexpectedly at 9:10 P.M. Monday, October 20, 2014, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima.

He was born May 17, 1957, in Richmond, Indiana, the son of Phillip and Della (Anderson) Lawson.

He married Carolyn Teague and she died suddenly on Saturday, October 18,2014.

Robert “Bob” V. Feldwisch, 64

October 21, 2014

Robert “Bob” V. Feldwisch, 64, of 09443 Bay Road, New Knoxville, Ohio, died at 7:44 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Yorkshire, Ohio.

He was born Aug. 27, 1950, in Lima, the son of Vernon and Joann (Lammers) Feldwisch.

He is survived by his loving companion, Karen Bergman, of Yorkshire;  parents, Vernon and Joann (Lammers) Feldwisch, of New Knoxville; brother, David (Diane) Feldwisch, of Houston, Texas; and two nephews, Philip Feldwisch and Peter Feldwisch, both of Houston.

Dean A. Frederick, 58

October 21, 2014

Dean A. Frederick, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:08 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 27, 1955, in St. Marys, the son of August A. and Lohoma M. (Young) Frederick. His mother survives in Eastover, S.C., and his father is deceased. On Aug. 5, 1989, he married Janet M. Coyle, and she survives.

Wavalene ‘Wavey’ Miller, 66

October 21, 2014

Wavalene ‘Wavey’ Miller, 66, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:38 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System’s emergency room. She was born March 4, 1948, in Lima, to Robert Eugene and Annabelle Place Bowsher. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Wapakoneta. On May 18, 1974, she married Richard Eugene Miller, who died Sept. 15, 2014. 

Mrs. Miller retired as a cook with Wapakoneta City Schools. She loved to crochet and read.

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