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Walter A. Strayer, 89

December 16, 2013

Walter A. Strayer, 89, of New Knoxville, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.

Born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Shelby County, Mr. Strayer was the son of Edgar and Loverna (Earhart) Strayer.

He married Norma Mae Partington on June 10, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 1999.

Together, they raised five children, Mary Ann Pence of Houston, Carol (Bruce) Cron of Fletcher, Cheryl (Kenneth) Carr of Sidney, Alan (Kristi) Strayer of Arcanum and Janice (Larry) Gockley, of Sidney.

Wilma “Jean” Mahaffey, 73

December 16, 2013

Wilma “Jean” Mahaffey, 73, of Bucyrus, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Mansfield Med Central. 

Wilma was born on March 14, 1940, in Wapakoneta, to the late George William and Ina Mae (Webb) Howell. 

She was married on Oct. 24, 1959, to Robert “Bob” Mahaffey, who preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2000.

Lois J. Ruck, 77

December 16, 2013

 Lois J. Ruck, 77, of 17353 Maier-Barber Road in St. Marys, died at 8:43 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1936, in Waterville, N.Y. to Albert and Florabell (Carpenter) Tarbox.

On Dec. 22, 1957, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Defiance, she married James R. Ruck, who survives.

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