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Thursday, January 6, 2005

Dr. Richard Harbord

Dr. Richard P. Harbord, 93, of New Knoxville, died at 12:59 p.m. Jan. 4, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   He was born Nov. 30, 1911, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, to Arthur and Gladys Penn Harbord. A companion, Marcella Katterheinrich, survives in New Knoxville.
   Other survivors are two sons, Christopher (Beverly) of Tampa, Fla., and Jonathan (Marlene) of Frederick, Md.; a daughter, Heather of Powell River, British Columbia, Canada; and a sister-in-law, Elspeth of Dartmouth, England.
   A medical doctor, specializing in the field of anesthesia, he obtained his doctorate in medicine from the University of Liverpool. After six months as house surgeon at the Liverpool Stanley Hospital, he became the first doctor to specialize and teach about anesthesia. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II, and later became head of the Department of Anesthesia in the University of Leeds. He was a member of the Board of the Faculty of Anesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Yorkshire Society of Anesthetists.
   He also worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was associate professor and medical director of respiratory therapy in the anesthesia department of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He served as director of anesthesia at the Veterans Administration Research Hospital, Chicago, and was in general practice in New Knoxville from 1976-1988.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, the Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo.
   Calling is at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lamberene Gabon, Africa, in care of Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, who is handling arrangements.

Betty Hubbell

Former St. Marys resident Betty J. Hubbell, 72, 1930 W. Market St., Lima, died at 7:35 p.m. Jan. 4, 2005, at her home.
   She was born March 18, 1932, in Wayne Township in Auglaize County, to Charles and Cleta Harpest Coates. On March 18, 1951, she married Ralph O. Hubbell, who survives.
   Other survivors are a son, Owen (Kristine), and Terry (Lori), all of St. Marys; a brother, Charles Coates, New Hampshire; two sisters, Alice Williams, New Hampshire, and Lois Lamphar, Lima, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Deceased is a brother, Lewis Coates.
   She served as deputy clerk of courts for Auglaize County West District Court in St. Marys. A 1950 graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima, and taught Sunday school for several years at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. David Harris officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Contributions can be made to the Lima or St. Marys churches.

Thelma Suhr

Thelma Elizabeth Suhr, 90, 1038 Willow St., Celina, died Jan. 5, 2005, at her home.
   She was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Dayton, to William J. & Rosa Rausch Suhr.
   Surviving is a niece and nephew, Robert L. and Martha Hecht, Celina.
   Deceased are a brother, William Suhr; and sisters, Ruth Hecht and Marie Losekamp.
   She retired from Celina Insurance Group after 47 years. A graduate of Celina High School, she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
   Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.


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