Lima Area Smiling Sam News

Summer Rally At Tiffin, Ohio July 9, 2016, Theme: Celebrating 50 Years of Good Sam Club - Trailer Decoration - 1st Place

Joe giving Wade a ride on his new Honda.

Checks made out to the club should read:

     Lima Area Smiling Sams Chapter 25

If you are interested in joining the club, membership is $10.00 per year per family.

Chapter 25 News

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Summer Rally

Randolph, Ohio

Friday, July 13, - July 15 2018

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Loss Of A Camping Friend

Posted by Jim Small on March 30, 2017 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Denny Boss passed away March 25, 2017.  Denny will be missed by our camping club.  He was a great friend and camping buddy.  Our thoughts and sympathy to Pam and the Boss Family.


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LIMA — Dennis L. "Denny" Boss Sr., age 84, was ushered into Heaven because of his belief in Jesus Christ at 1:40 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, Ohio.

Denny was born September 19, 1932 in Graytown, OH, to the late Harry H. and Mable (Furman) Boss. On March 20, 1986 he married Pamela J. "Pam" (Fox) Boss who survives in Lima.

Denny was a graduate of Waite High School, Toledo, Ohio. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Denny previously worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for his father's company, Harry Boss Excavating in Martin, Ohio and retired from Stedke Construction in Lima after 32 years, belonging to the Ohio Operating Engineers Local Union #18 for over 50 years. Denny was a life time member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) and the Gold Wing Touring Association (GWTA), Northwest PT Cruiser Club and Good Sam RV Club Lima Chapter #25. In his younger years he enjoyed camping and was a Master Mechanic. Denny loved the Lord and expressed that love through Gospel Music, which was an important part of his life. He grew up singing with his siblings, playing the drums and trumpet, leading singing in the church choir and singing in a quartet with Youth for Christ. He instilled the love for music in his children and loved singing together with his family. Dennis especially enjoyed spending time with his family, riding motorcycles with his son, camping and water skiing.

He was blessed with a family who loved him dearly, wife, Pamela J. "Pam" Boss of Lima; children, Debra Hullinger of Akron, Denise (Scott) Dell of Palm Coast, FL and Denny Boss, Jr., of Akron; step-children, Craig Long of Kansas City, MO, and Cynthia Fox of Lima; grandchildren, Greg (Abby) Hullinger, Shanna Johnson, Gina (Mark) Allen, Angela (Jason) Leindecker, Gayla Hullilnger, Katie (Sam) Amico, Kaitlyn Barrow, Kayla Fox, Erica (Jordan Blythe) Fox, Ashley Fox and 13 great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include, sisters, Ruth Walters, Betty "BJ" (Dave) Hamilton; brother, Will (Cindy) Boss and first Wife, Shirley Patterson.

He is preceded in death by a Grandson, Brandon Dick, great-grandson, Tommy Allen and brother-in-law, Richard Walters.

Funeral services will begin 10:30 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Crossroads Church of God, 775 S. Thayer Road, Lima, Ohio 45806. Pastor Robert Brown will officiate the service. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Military Honors will be provided by the United States Army and VFW #1275.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, March, 28, at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL and one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

In memory of his great grandson memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Hilt Allen Foundation, PO Box 4192, Copley, Ohio 44321 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 525 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Passing Of Former President Bob Williams

Posted by Jim Small on December 27, 2016 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Robert P. “Bob” Williams, 92 of Findlay, died at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the Blanchard Valley Hospital Emergency Room. He was born on October 19, 1924 in Richmond, IN to the late Frank A. and Margarite (Hasley) Williams. He was first married to Betty Bryant of Texas and she preceded him in death. On September 17, 1982, he then married Patricia “Pat” Gressman and she survives in Findlay.

Bob is also survived by his son, Terry (Roe) Williams of Weatherford, TX; daughter, Nancy (Michael) Kendrick of Springdale, AR; step-son, Shawn (Melisa) Colvin of Clyde, OH; step-daughter, Brenda Spurlin of Findlay; 4 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Norma Alexander and Phylis Stout.

Bob retired as a salesman for National Memorial Stone Co.

He was the past president of the Findlay Exchange Club, Findlay Shrine Club, Hancock Co. Scottish Rite and Smiling Sam’s Camping Club. He was a member of the Findlay Lodge #227 F. & A.M., Findlay Chapter 23, honorary past president of Findlay Commandery, and former director of the Findlay Clowns. He was a life member of the Valley of Toledo.

There will be no services or visitation. Memorials may be made to Zenobia Temple Building Fund or Journey of Christ Methodist Church Building Fund.

Bob Williams

Posted by Jim Small on December 27, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Schedule For 2017 Chapter 25 Outings

Posted by Jim Small on October 26, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The outings for Chapter 25 are now on the web calendar through 2017.  Please click the calendar tab at the top of this page to view it.

New Camping Club Yearbooks

Posted by Jim Small on September 15, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The yearbooks have been printed.  They are complete except for the 2017 camping schedule.  The schedule will be available soon.  It can then be added to the yearbook.  Printing costs were $167.73 plus $43.67 for binders.  A total of $211.40.  This amount included three members we did not count at the Celina camp out meeting, when we set a limit of $220.00 for the printing.  We are still under budget with the 60 additional pages required for the three members that we did not count.  The yearbooks will be handed out at the Christmas party, Nov. 12, at the Schnipke Inn in Ottawa.

Welcome New Members To Chapter 25

Posted by Jim Small on July 25, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A belated welcome to John and Chris Poe.  I failed to send a welcome when they joined.

Welcome to Jim and Chris Hamilton.  They joined at Celina Lake Festival.

Members, please welcome these new members, when you see them at one of our camp outs.

I think they are planning on attending the October camp out.

Chapter 25 Has Lost A Camper

Posted by Jim Small on June 11, 2016 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Please keep the family of Charles Krohn in prayer.

It was announced while we were camping at River

Trails Campgrounds that Charles passed this morning.  Charles was a long time member of Lima Area Smiling Sams.  He will be dearly missed.

Celina Lake Festival Reservation

Posted by Jim Small on June 9, 2016 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

If you plan to attend the Celina Lake Festival, July 21 through July 23, you must contact Wagon Master Ed Schnipke to let him know you are coming.  He needs a count to reserve the right amount of spaces at the Mercer County fairgrounds.  Please reserve your spot today.

Chapter 25 To Help RunTractor Rodeo At Summer Rally At Tiffin, Oh.

Posted by Jim Small on May 21, 2016 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Chapter 38 has asked Chapter 25 for help to run the Tractor Rodeo at the Summer Rally at Tiffin, Ohio.  The club voted to assist them.

Update On James Cancer Center Donation

Posted by Jim Small on May 21, 2016 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It was announced , at thr saturday evening entertainment, that the total amount donated to the James Cancer Center came to $1800.00.