Diane L. Barnes, 76, of Beaverdam, died February 26, 2014 at her residence. She was born January 28, 1938 in Lima to the late Louis and Lucille Condon Baker. Diane retired as clerk for the Village of Ft. Shawnee. She enjoyed watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds. Diane is survived by three sons, Tim (Kim) Lehman of Columbus Grove, Greg Lehman of Lima, John ( Melissa) Lehman of Columbus Grove, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three sisters, Marilyn Hancock of Beaverdam, Gloria Miller of Lima, Nancy (Ralph) VanMeter of Columbus Grove, and a brother, Richard (Sue) Baker of Daytona Beach, Fl. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Lehman.
Freda M. “Fritz” Neiswander, age 108, formerly of Adrian, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 25, 2014. She was born January 4, 1906 in Ada, Ohio, the seventh of sixteen children of Alfred and Adele (Grant) Criblez, and was raised on the family farm in Blufton, Ohio. Freda was married to Eugene C. Neiswander for 67 years, and he preceded her in death in 2001.
Nina L. Nuzum, 75, of Bluffton passed away at her residence February 25, 2014 at 6:55 p.m. She was born December 20, 1938 in Alvada to the late Wilson and Aimee Beck Fruth. On June 23, 1956 she married Delmer Nuzum Sr. and he survives. Nina was a homemaker. She enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and traveling. She was a 1956 graduate of Vanlue High School. She loved her family.
James L. Dailey, 86, died at 11:34 a.m. February 20, 2014 at Richland Manor, Bluffton. He was born November 12, 1927 in Portage Township, Hancock County, Ohio to the late Dwight and Ollie (Clouser) Dailey. On July 17, 1949 he married Joan Burkholder and she survives. James had been the owner/operator of Southgate Lanes, Bluffton. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. He was a member of the Lima Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He enjoyed mowing his yard, spending time outdoors playing with his grandkids, great grandkids and his favorite grand dog, George. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.