Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor."
It was a special night at Hilty Memorial Home on May 31. Residents, family and friends enjoyed a picnic with the Al Best band performing.
Prior to the picnic the Columbus Grove Legion, together with the Grove VFW, honored Charles Turner with a 21-gun salute and presented his widow, Doris, of 20 years with the flag.
Just before he died, Turner had asked his son-in-law to be certain that he received his Military Rites. At the time of his death, arrangements for those rights were not able to be coordinated.
Larry Edmiston arrangedand took part in the ceremony.