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Amil Tellers members and friends are saddened by the passing of long time member Mary Belle Fairall. The following is her obituary from The Lima News:

LIMA — Mary Belle Fairall, 91, of Lima, passed away at 6:35 PM on Friday, August 2, 2019, at Lima Convalescent Home.
She was born on October 20, 1927, in Newark, Ohio to Loren D. and Florence P. (Welker) Fairall, who both preceded her in death.
Mary Belle was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She had worked as an executive secretary at Sohio/Vistron for over 32 years and retired in 1983.
She served on the YWCA Board for 6 years and was the secretary for Big Brothers and Big Sisters for two years. She was a clerk and secretary at the Encore Theater for many years as well as being in many plays and programs there. She also had been a volunteer at the Allen County Veterans Memorial Civic Center since 1996. She loved to travel having visited England and Italy and because of her love for the theater, she traveled numerous times to Chicago and New York City for plays.
Surviving are her sister Martha Morrisey of Lima; two nieces and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister Marjorie Suter.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Megan Croy officiating.
Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Encore Theater.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

We have replaced all of the existing stage lights with LED lighting. These lights are more efficient and use about one-third the electrical power. The color selections for lighting effects can be adjusted at the control screen in the light booth. We replaced approximately forty-eight jell lights with twenty-seven LED lights. The cost of the theater lighting was about $55,000. Also several additional lights have been replaced around the theater with LED’s. Three additional spot lights were purchased and installed to complete the lighting requirements for the auditorium.
The retaining wall outside the theater leading into the overhead doors has been replaced. The air conditioner has been replaced in the lighting booth. The total Restricted Funds available as of January 16, 2018 is $12,790.00. We have the capital loan to pay off which take about $1500.00 every month. Thanks to everyone who has helped raise these funds and who has worked on our capital improvements.



Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets for the leg lamp from the production of Christmas Story. We made approximately $500 and was able to fund our purchase. Also thanks to all who donated items for the Christmas Raffle in the lobby. We hope everyone who purchased an item got something special for the holidays. The fund raisers will help support your local community theater.



1. Workers are scheduled for May 20 to work on painting the building. Several people will be used to
layout the dimensions, order the paint and do general preparations and painting.
2. We are still leveling out the stone in the parking lot. The plows and general use has moved some of
the stone around. The post at the driveway needs to be replaced.
3. We also have a major project to check out the roof on the building. We need to estimate the cost.
4. There is a leak on the side of the building that we need to repair to prevent water coming into the
5. We are also investigating resealing the parking lot.
6. Please look around the property and pick up loose papers and trash.
7. With mowing season the theater crew will be cutting grass.
8. Weeding is a constant battle on the property.