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How to Order Obituaries from the Lima Public Library
RB Hayes Obits
RB Hayes Obits
  1. The charge is $3 per obituary (not per person - some people have several obits.)
  2. A request should include the name of the obituary and the location of the information including citation - newspaper name or abbreviation, date, page, column. Requests must also include the name, address, telephone number and email (if available) of the person making the request. Indication should be made as to how the information may be sent to the researcher.
  3. Payment may be a check or money order made out to the "Lima Public Library" and mailed to:
Reference Department
Lima Public Library
650 West Market Street
Lima, OH 45801

RB Hayes Obits
  1. The Lima Public Library staff will mail or email you the copies of the obits as soon as they can get to them. The turnaround time will depend on the amount of traffic this web service generates.

It is always possible for the researcher to visit the Lima Public Library in person. Copies of obituaries on site are $.20. For information about hours and location, see the Library's web site:

Lima Public Library has access to only Lima newspapers. For other newspapers listed in the Obituary Index, check the "List of Newspapers" under "Location" to verify where these are located. This information may be found online at

LPL Contact:
Reference Department
Phone: 419-228-5113
Fax: 419-228-0955