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Clinton County Obituaries

LETO

Paula Virginia Sperry LETO, 66, died 10:15 a.m. Thursday (January 10, 2002) at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

She was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Wilmington, daughter of the late Paul Rhodes and Jincie Lillian Stewart Sperry. During her early years, she lived in Blanchester and later she attended Washington Court House High School, where she was active in clubs and drama. In the high school band she was also a majorette, under the direction of William B. Clift Jr. In 1957, she graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design. She worked as a production artist for North American Aviation in Columbus and Los Angeles. She worked at several agencies, including Faris Agency, Live Entertainment and eventually Renaissance Media, a publisher of books and audiotapes, where she was an art director at the time of her retirement.

She is survived by a sister; a half sister; three nieces; two half nephews; a half niece; five great-nephews and four great-nieces; eight half great-nephews and great-nieces; two half great-great nephews; two half great-great-nieces; and long-time friends The Jacobs of Los Angeles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a half brother-in-law, Morris Shidaker, and a half great-great-nephew.

A memorial service were held at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church, Pastor Gillin officiated. Cremation will take place according to her wishes at Forest Lawn Mortuary. Extracted from Wilington News-Journal

LONGINO

Lois N. LONGINO, 94, of Wilmington, died 4:35 p.m. Saturday (January 19, 2002) at Wilmington Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence. Her husband, Walter Longino Sr., preceded her in death.

Mrs. Longino was born Dec. 11, 1907, in Harrison County, Ga., daughter of the late Edward and Daisy Mae Houseworth North. She was a member of Bible Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington and the IRA Nations Relief Society.

She is survived by a son; two daughters; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Wilmington, the Rev. Summerville officiating, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens. Extracted from Wilington News-Journal