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James A. Noneman

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NONEMAN James A. James A. Noneman, age 90, peacefully passed away Saturday, December 1, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Paulding, Ohio, on October 12, 1917, the son of Charles F. and Rose (Carrier) Noneman. On February 25, 1941, James married Violet M. (Jackson) Noneman who died June 22, 2002. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulding, Ohio. Jim graduated from Paulding High School in 1935. Prior to being drafted into the Army in 1943, and for two years during his hitch in the Army, Jim and Violet owned and operated a small tavern in Paulding known as Jim's Lunch. It was this little restaurant that gave Jim his real start in business that would develop and evolve into a myriad of different businesses over his lifetime. These include hauling coal, raising honey bees, building over 500 new homes in and around Paulding County, developing subdivisions, owning Noneman Lumber Company, farming, raising livestock, buying and selling all types of real estate, and operating a hotel and restaurant. He was chairman and chief executive officer of the National Bank of Paulding from 1973 to 1979 and was also president of Utility Center, Inc. of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was actively involved in business until his death. Surviving are four daughters and three sons, Kay F. (Tony) Langham of Paulding, Ohio, Rita A. Baughman of Round Rock, Texas, Nancy E. (Richard) Zink, of New Haven, Indiana, and Helen L. Noneman of Pflugerville, Texas, Robert P. Noneman of Paulding, Ohio, Dennis J. Noneman of Toledo, Ohio, and Alan R. (Lee) Noneman of Paducah, Kentucky. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, Susan Umbach, Michael Miller, Angela (Mark) King, Deborah (Ronald) Riggenbach, Myra (Scott) Cummings, Kristin Noneman, Linda (Jonas) Westrin, Steve Baughman, James (Rana) Baughman, Jody Zink, Andrew (Ana) Meadows, Stacey (Jason) Kerr, Nicole (Dylan) Howard, Kylee Noneman, and Eli, Carter, and Caroline Emmons-Noneman. Surviving also are 25 great- grandchildren, Eric and Scott Buchman; Holly, Christopher, Alex, and Ashton Miller; Erica and Jaime King; Kyle Mohr; Ivy Riggenbach; Taylor, Dallas and Danielle Cummings; Jakob, Johanna, and Isaac Westrin; Cameron, Courtney, Chloe and Abby Baughman; Callie and Ana Violet Howard; Katherine and Jacquelyn Meadows, and Grayson Kerr. He is preceded in death by his mother and father; his wife, and all of his siblings including six brothers and five sisters, Arthur, Charles E., Frank, Ernest, Willard, and Bernard Noneman, Leona Berg, Mary Daeger, Mildred Seibenick, Agnes Heimann, and Genevieve R. Rife. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Paulding, Ohio. Rev. G. Allan Fillman will officiate. Burial will be in Paulding Memorial Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio with military honors accord by Paulding V.F.W. Post #587. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, Ohio. A Rosary service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning one hour before services from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Preferred memorials are to the charity of the donor's choice.
Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 4, 2007
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