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LIMA David M. McCool, 71, of Lima, formerly of Delphos and Wapakoneta, died 4:35 a.m., Fri. Nov. 9, 2012, at Springview Manor, Lima.

He was born March 30, 1941, in Detroit, MI, the son of Delmar & Lena (Kepley) McCool, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 14, 1963, he married Lorene Bayes, and she died Jan. 12, 1983.

Survivors include, 2 daughters, Candace McCool (Adam) Gill, Sheffield Lake, OH, Susan McCool, Lorain, OH, 2 grandchildren, Rowan & Maeve Gill, 4 brothers, Gary (Marilyn) McCool, Delaware, OH, Terry (Sandy) McCool, Hermann, MO, Jon (Deb) McCool, Springfield, OH, Robert (Nancy) McCool, Ada, OH, A sister, Donna (James) Hern, St. Johns, OH, A special friend, Kathy Joseph, Sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Louise Jung, Wapakoneta, Gladys (Willis) Hughes, Lima, Jack Bayes, Mansfield, OH, Robert (Connie) Bayes, Paintsville, KY., and Several nieces & Nephews.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Thomas McCool.

A hair stylist, Dave owned and operated several hair salons in the area, and co-owned The Hair Klinique in Delphos. He also worked as a dance instructor with the Arthur Murray Dance Studios. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea. Dave enjoyed farming, going to car shows, going to Auburn, IN, and dancing. A devote Christian, he served as a lay minister.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tues. Nov. 13, 2012, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, Rev. Elaine Mikesell officiating. Burial is to follow in the Schwaberow Cemetery, near Kettlersville, OH, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W.

The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Mon. and 1 hr. prior to the service, Tues. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross. Condolences may be expressed at

David M. McCool

U.S. armed forces veteran

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