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Amanda Carter Horn
Amanda Carter Horn
Class of 1994
Passed Mar 16, 2007
Amanda is deeply missed.
Andy Lauer
Andy Lauer
Class of 1968
Passed May 29, 2008
Harold Andrew "Andy" Lauer, 58, died at 8:30 p.m. May 29, 2008, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Columbus to Dr. Harold E. and Bette Annette Lauer. His father preceded him in death. His mother, Bette Strong, survives in Lima. On Aug. 28, 1976, he married Diane Navarre, who survives in Lima.

Mr. Lauer retired in 2004 from the Allen County Juvenile Court, after 30 years. He was chief probation officer at the juvenile detention center, where he volunteered and hosted Camp Opportunity and eventually became director of court services. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church for more than five decades, where he and been an acolyte, participated in the youth choir, served on the council and had been an usher. He was a member of Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 54. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and was a certified instructor for the National Sporting Clays Association. He was a 1968 graduate of Shawnee High School and a 1972 graduate of The Ohio State University. He had also earned his counseling certificate.

He was a doting husband, father and uncle. He was an avid outdoorsman, who spent countless hours catching walleye on Lake Erie with his father, brothers and son. He was an animal lover, especially of English setter hunting dogs. He loved to compete in shotgun sports, with and affinity for sporting clays. His favorite time of the year was spent with family and friends watching the Buckeyes battle every Saturday during the fall. After battling and beating oral cancer in 2000, he volunteered with the American Cancer Society and St. Rita's Medical Center, speaking to youth and adults all over Ohio about the harmful effects of smoking. His goal was to spread education about cancer prevention and nicotine addiction. After his retirement, his lifelong high school friends regrouped and met for breakfast on Thursday mornings solving the "world's problems."

Survivors also include a son, Andrew E. Lauer, of Columbus; a daughter, Lena Lauer, of Lima; two brothers, John A. Lauer and Herb (Karlyn) Lauer, both of Lima; and a sister, Annette (Phil) Lang, of Noblesville, Ind.
Anthony "tony" Adkins
Anthony "Tony" Adkins
Class of 1992
Passed Jun 19, 2009
Tony died from injuries obtained in a motorcycle accident.
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
Class of 1986
Passed Jan 06, 2009
Christopher Taylor
(January 17, 1968 - January 6, 2009)
Chris Taylor passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at his residence in Fedhaven, FL.

He was born January 17, 1968 in Dayton, Ohio to Ron & Cheryl Taylor; he came here 22 years ago from Lima, OH. He graduated from Shawnee High School in Lima, OH in 1986 and attended the Florida Christian College. He was a member of the Winter Haven Christian Church, an avid Dolphin’s fan and loved all sports, including golf. He was a tremendous athlete, a devoted Christian and a giving and loving person.

Survivors include his parents, Ron & Cheryl Taylor of Winter Haven; daughter, Hannah Faith Taylor of Winter Haven; brothers, Dean Taylor of Winter Haven and Scott Taylor of Brandon, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 11, 2009 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. Services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, January 12, 2009 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales.

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Christian Neff
Christian Neff
Class of 2006
Passed Sep 19, 2007
Christian Neff Attended Shawnee , s.u.m.c, bath and apollo career center chrisgraduated in 2006 from Shwnee High School and apollo career center he has also been in the service in the u.s army since after graduation chris dedicated his life for our country in september of 2007 he has saved alot of people and has won freedom for our country I truly miss my freind christian neff he is dearly missed by alot of people
Christopher R. Betts
Christopher R. Betts
Class of 1994
Passed Dec 22, 2002
Chris was a police officer for the East Point Police Department in East Point, Georgia. He was struck by a car, while responding to a call.

Chris is remembered by many for his humor and his compassion for others.
Corey Sue Lawrence Ward
Corey Sue Lawrence Ward
Class of 1982
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Eric Bullock
Eric Bullock
Class of 1993
Passed Apr 27, 2009
Eric Bullock passed away at his home April 27th, 2009.
Erik Woehlke
Erik Woehlke
Class of 1987
Passed Apr 09, 2011
Erik P. Woehlke, 41 of Lima, Ohio died at 8:40 a.m., on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Lima Convalescent Home, surrounded by his family. He was born September 28, 1969 in Lafayette, Indiana. Mr. Woehlke graduated from Shawnee High School in 1987, and received a degree in Accounting and Finance from the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. He began his professional career as the accountant at the Capital Club in Columbus. He later worked as a financial analyst with Bell and Howell. He ended his career working in the environmental services department at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was a member of the Mercy Club at St. Rita's. He enjoyed cooking, playing golf, horseback riding, long distance bicycle riding, and snow skiing. He also enjoyed gatherings and volleyball games with his Shawnee classmates.He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed University of Cincinnati Bearcat and Ohio State Buckeye Football and Basketball. He was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. Whenever he returned to Lima for a visit, he enjoyed eating coney dogs at Dairy Queen of Lima or Sharon Dairy King. His favorite hometown desert was Kewpee yogurt. He enjoyed socializing with the residents and staff at the Lima Convalescent Home, and he was known to be a very competitive bingo player. He will be remembered by the staff for his late night and early morning snack requests. He never met a stranger and he will be missed by those who knew him, and especially by those who loved him. He is survived by his parents, Paul H. and Genoveva E. Woehlke, and a brother Kirk M. Woehlke, all of Lima. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ian Woehlke, and his grandparents , L. Paul and Marian H. Woehlke of New York, and Carlos and Peregrina Dragone of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other survivors include and uncle, Peter Woehlke and three cousins, Melissa, Paul, and Lee Woehlke of North Carolina, his former wife Jennifer Fitzgerald , and a dear friend Amanda Fisher of Lima.
Jeff Hutchison
Jeff Hutchison
Class of 1979
Passed Sep 04, 2007
n Memoriam: Jeff Hutchison dies in crash
Jeff Hutchison was killed when the plane he was flying crashed into Lake Erie late Monday evening (9/4/07). Jeff and his nine year old son died as a result of the crash. Jeff's seven year old son survived the crash and was rescued. There are stories posted on the Lima News website if you need more information.
John S. Sarson
John S. Sarson
Class of 1968
Passed Jun 26, 2009
Huber Heights

John S. Sarson, 59, died June 26, 2009, following a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born Jan. 25, 1950, in Detroit to Ronald S. and Ora Alice Chewning Sarson. His father survives in Bellefontaine; his mother died July 7, 2008.

Mr. Sarson was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War, and served with the Air National Guard. He was an industrial hygienist. He was a member of the American Legion and the National Hot Rod Association. He enjoyed driving his hot rod to car shows and being with his family.

Survivors include two sons; Ryan S. (Angela) Sarson, of Troy, and Bradley J. Sarson, of Huber Heights; a sister, Carol Wapplehorst, of Bellefontaine; three grandchildren, Cooper Wemmer, Aidyn Sarson and Hunter Sarson; and a niece, a nephew, and three great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jerry Wapplehorst.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Bellefontaine. The Rev. Tim West will officiate. Burial will be in the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery, Dayton, where a military graveside service will begin at 3 p.m.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Condolences may be expressed at

Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, is handling arrangements.
Lisa Sue Krites Morris
Lisa Sue Krites Morris
Class of 1982
Passed Apr 04, 2006
LISA SUE KRITES MORRIS, 42, died at 8:15 a.m. April 4, 2006, at her sister's residence.
She was born Oct. 16, 1963, in Lima to Ralph and Lillie Pryor Krites, who preceded her in death. On May 26, 1984, in Kenneth E. Morris, who survives.
Mrs. Morris had worked on the assembly line at LG.Philips, Ottawa, and had worked at Vend-Ar and Wal-Mart. She was a graduate of Shawnee High School and Apollo Career Center. She was a devoted mother, wife, sister and aunt. She loved to cook, was an avid bowler and euchre player and loved country music.
Survivors also include two daughters, Jennifer Morris and Andrea "Sis" Morris, both at home; a brother, Tony Krites of New Orleans; two sisters, Sandy Burden and Linda (Dick) Sherard, both of Lima; and her father- and mother-in-law, Richard and Sherry Morris of Wapakoneta.
Services will begin at 1 p.m. today at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Tom Niese will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, near Uniopolis.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice or to a scholarship fund for her daughters.
Condolences may be expressed at
Lucien Lemmel
Lucien Lemmel
Class of 1976
Passed Nov 26, 2008
Lucien Lemmel, age 50, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at home. Lucien was a DJ for “Insane Radio” an internet radio station. Preceded in death by parents, Irwin and Caroline Lemmel. He is survived by his sister, Linda Lemmel; brother, Steve (Marny) Lemmel; niece and nephews. . Private inurnment will take place in Trenton
Paul "pete" Riffle
Paul "Pete" Riffle
Class of 1969
Passed Nov 02, 2006
Pete lost a brave battle to pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Pam Utrup-Riffle (class of '77), and daughters Staci Riffle Stroud (Jason), twin grandsons Caden Stroud and Andrew Stroud, and Tricia Riffle McGrew (Brian).
Rhichard (dick) H. Jones
Rhichard (Dick) H. Jones
Class of 1960
Passed Sep 24, 2008
On September 24th, 2008, Richard H. (Dick) Jones passed away in Toeldo, Ohio. Dick will be foundly remembered by his classmates for his sense of humor and enthusiasim. He had retired from Owen Corning after 40 years of service as director of labor relations. He is survived by his wife Cathy and 3 sons, Jason, Erick and David, his sister Diane Long and Father Hugh.
Sheri Lynn Eiche
Sheri Lynn Eiche
Class of 1988
Passed Jul 30, 1991
Sheri died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. She was a senior at the University of Cincinnati.
Stan Weller
Stan Weller
Class of 1970
Passed Jun 29, 2009
Stan "The Man" Weller passed away on 6/29/09. Our favorite gym teacher at Shawnee Elementary. He will be missed.
Steve Barry
Steve Barry
Class of 1983
Passed Jul 14, 2009
Steven Christopher Barry, Sr., 44, of Graytown, OH, died suddenly at his home Tuesday, July 14, 2009. He was born November 12, 1964, in Lima, OH, to Norbert and Barbara (Hellwarth) Barry. He was a 1983 graduate of Shawnee High School, Lima, earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Ohio State University and received his Masters of Science in Wildlife Management from Mississippi State University. On November 13, 1999, he married the former Emily Stolz. Steve was a Wildlife Biologist for the Ohio Division of Wildlife at Crane Creek State Park, Oak Harbor. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel where he served on Parish Council. He was also a member of Pheasants Forever. Steve loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Emily of Graytown; children, Steven Christopher Jr., Emma Catherine and Estella Louise all at home; mother, Barbara Barry of Lima, OH; sisters, Kimberly (Mike) McGough of Lima, Rebecca Barry of Delphos, OH; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Susan Stolz of Oak Harbor; brother-in-law, Robert (Kelly) Stolz of Xenia, OH; nephews, Brandon Morse and David Stolz, and niece, Zoe Morse. He was preceded in death by his father, Norbert Barry in 1998. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, where a Parish Wake Service will begin at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2009, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with the Rev. David Reinhart officiating. Interment will be in Elliston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for the children's educational fund or Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:
Steven L. Hitchner
Steven L. Hitchner
Class of 1968
Passed Dec 11, 2005
STEVEN L. HITCHNER, 56, of Las Vegas, formerly of Lima, died Dec. 11, 2005, in Las Vegas.

He was born Nov. 7, 1949, in Lima to Lewis A. and Betty Jean Grass Hitchner. His father preceded him in death. His mother, Betty Jean Whitley, survives in Lima.

Mr. Hitchner was a 1968 graduate of Shawnee High School and attended Kent State University. He had lived in Las Vegas for the last 20 years.

Survivors also include three sisters, Bonnie (Bob) Coover of Delaware, Ohio, Connie (Ted) Cornwell of Lima and Carrie (Bob) Hunsley of Royal Oak, Mich.; two nephews, Chris Harrod and Justin Cornwell; five nieces, Michelle Fendrick, Heidi Callan, Heather Durren, Hope Warren and Mariah Cunningham; and 10 great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Heath Niles Warren, who died March 4, 1982.

There will be no public services or visitation. Burial of the cremains will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Ted William Bush
Ted William Bush
Class of 1969
Passed Aug 19, 2017
Ted William Bush died on August 19, 2017 due to complications from a stem cell transplant. Born in 1951 in Sidney, Ohio, Ted graduated as the Salutatorian of the Shawnee High School Class of 1969. He was also honored with The Shawnee High School Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009. Ted's father Ned taught chemistry at Shawnee High School for many years.

Ted went on to complete both a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After graduating from MIT, Ted embarked on a career in the energy field, finding better and more efficient ways of refining oil, processing coal, and safely handling related by-products and waste. Ted spent approximately five years with the MIT Fuels Laboratory and, for 20 years, was with Cabot Corporation, where he developed new technology and implemented it in their facilities worldwide, where he gained the reputation as an innovative problem solver. He went on to work for Separation Technology where he designed separators and oversaw the startup of the separators at power plants. Ted holds 4 US patents. Throughout his career, Ted traveled extensively and acquired many collectables from around the world.

Ted’s abilities as thinker, creator, and fixer carried over to his personal life. He was a fine-scale modeler, sports car enthusiast and avid reader of anything that piqued his curiosity. He could create or fix just about anything. Ted loved the beach and spent many summers vacationing on the Outer Banks with his family. Ted’s interests went beyond the technical and scientific to include music and the arts. Above all, he devoted himself to his family and was dearly loved by them. He was also highly regarded by all who knew him, family, friends and co-workers alike. His standard of loyalty and integrity was matched by few.

Ted is survived by his wife of 43 years, Maria Croul-Bush; his son Timothy and wife, Alison, of Bolton, MA; his son Trevor and wife, Parina, of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Juliana, Emily, and Kasey of Bolton and grandsons, William and Jack of Gothenburg. He also leaves a sister, Judy Beaudet of Beverly, MA.
A memorial service will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made in Ted’s memory, to support the BPDCN cancer research of Dr. Andrew Lane, at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445

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