Obituaries

Stanley E. Hunt

    Stanley E. Hunt, 51, passed away Dec. 11, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 7, 1963, in Defiance to Howard L. and Mary Ann (Wiseman) Hunt who survive in Lima.

Martha Gratz McGuckin

    Martha Gratz McGuckin, 74, of Parkersburg, WV peacefully went to be with Lord on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by family.
   She was the daughter of Walter Gratz and Leola Gratz of 110 South Lawn Street, Bluffton, OH.

Linda Sue Goecke

    Linda Sue Goecke, 64, passed away Dec. 8, 2014, at 3:25 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.  Linda was born March 29, 1950, in Bluffton to the late Clarence and Norma (Bushong) Burkholder. On June 5, 1976, she married Dale Goecke who survives.
   Linda attended Bluffton High School.  She was a secretary at McBrowns/DNC Hydraulics, Rawson.  She loved spending time with her family, cooking, entertaining and spending time with her grandchildren.

James L. Lewis

   James “Jim” L. Lewis, 72, of Ada died at 9:35 p.m.  Dec. 1, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, surrounded by his family.  Jim was born August 25, 1942, in Beaverdam to the late Charles and LaVaun Reeder Lewis.  On July 27, 1963, he married Betty Gaiffe and she survives. 
   Jim retired after 30 years from Ohio Northern University where he worked as a purchasing agent.  He enjoyed camping with his family and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Jim was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State fan. He was a graduate of Beaverdam High School and a veteran of the Navy during the Cuban missile crisis. 

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