Obituaries

Reita M. Foulkes

   Reita M. (Beemer) Foulkes, 82, of Columbus Grove, died at 2:30 a.m. on May 1 at Lima Memorial Hospital. 
   She was born October 11, 1932, in Columbus Grove to the late Charles and Gladys (Moyer) Beemer.  On April 19, 1953, she married Elvet W. Foulkes, who survives.

Nelsy Jane Herbert

   Nelsy Herbert was born Jan. 9, 1926, and reared in Clarksburg, W.V. She was the only child of Delbert and Virginia Hovey, both deceased. She graduated from Clarksburg High School and was recognized for her thespian and art talents. She attended Moore University of Art in Philadelphia, Pa., until she met and married Vernon D. Herbert Jr. They married on May 25,1946, after Vernon completed a tour with the Army, fighting during WWII.

Dorothy Banks Robinson

   Dorothy Banks Robinson, 90, died Saturday, April 18, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born on Sept. 3, 1924, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Russell and Agnes Klingemier Banks.
   Following her graduation from Champion High School as the class valedictorian, Dorothy worked for several years at Champion High School and subsequently the Union Savings and Trust Co.  On June 23, 1951, she married Arnel Robinson, her loving husband for the next 56 years until Arnel’s passing in 2007.  Dorothy and Arnel made their home initially in Champion, Ohio, moving to Findlay, Ohio, in 1964, and then following retirement in 1987 to Bluffton, Ohio.

John Richard Bower

   John Richard Bower, 82, of Findlay and formerly of Rawson, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center surrounded by his family. John was born in Rawson on Feb. 4, 1933, to the late Burhl Byron and Edythe M. (Sterling) Bower. He was a 1951 graduate of Rawson High School. On January 22, 1956, he married the love of his life, JoAnn Hursey who survives in Findlay.

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