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December 9, 2016

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NYGAARD - There's only one family in Bluffton with that last name. You'll find this plate on a silver-grey Honda Odyssey parked on Anna Circle. It belongs to Christian and Jamie Nygaard.

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Lois King 1931-2012

Lois I. King, 80, of Bluffton, Ohio, died May 21, 2012, in Ft. Myers, Fla. She was born in Richland Township on July 27, 1931, to Harley and Lavina (Burkholder) Marquart.

She and her husband, Paul, were married on Oct. 11, 1952, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Timothy P. (Dawn) King, Bluffton, and John E. King of Florida. Five grandchildren also survive: Harley King, Zachary King, Cody King, Jennifer King and Justin King.

Preceding her in death was a son, Bruce M. King, and a sister, Phyllis (Donald) Yaussy.

Mrs. King was the third-ever Bluffton High School homecoming queen (fall of 1948), and a 1949 Bluffton High School graduate. She graduated from Bluffton College. She was a housewife, and served many years as secretary of Mennonite Mutual Aid Society, Bluffton, until her retirement. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m., Sunday Sept. 23, at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Steven Yoder will officiate. Friends may greet the family following the service. Mrs. King was cremated.

Memorials may be made to Bluffton University.

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