Posted by Fred Steiner on January 17, 2017 - 9:25am
Dora Deane “Deane” Faine, 87, died Jan. 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Arlington, Ohio. Deane was born Oct. 6, 1929 in Findlay to Clarence and Blanche (Abbott) Wells who preceded her in death.
Deane was a secretary at Cooper Tire for 42 years before her retirement. She enjoyed antiquing, attending garage sales, sports of every kind, boating, skiing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 12, 2017 - 10:38am
Harold Eugene Lehman, 84, died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio, where he resided since December 2014.
Harold was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Lancaster County, Pa., to Daniel and Ada (Hossler) Lehman who preceded him in death. On Feb. 3, 1954, he married Beulah (Kinsey) Lehman who died Aug. 5, 1998. On Nov. 18, 2000, he married Bonnie (Krantz) Lehman who survives.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 9, 2017 - 4:08pm
Maxine Y. McCafferty, 86, died Jan. 9, 2017, at 4:30 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Maxine was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Bluffton to the late Louis and Gladys (Schick) Criblez. She married Max McCafferty who preceded her in death on June 6, 1989.
Maxine was a homemaker and had been a janitor at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Bluffton.
Was a 1965 BHS graduate and senior class president
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 4, 2017 - 4:33pm
Richard Lee Cookson, 69, of Katy, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.
Lee was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on April 16, 1947. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Bluffton High School in 1965, where he was senior class president and a defensive back on the Pirates football team.
Lee graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a degree in history, and was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 4, 2017 - 4:23pm
Della Amanda Pifer Allen Honse, 97, of Pharr, Texas, and formerly of Bluffton died Dec. 28, 2016, at her residence in Pharr, Texas.
Della was born Aug. 15, 1919, to the late Ami G. and Verna (Pifer) Pifer of Bluffton, Ohio. Mrs. Honse graduated from Bluffton High School, and The University of Findlay.
Della served in the Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. Boot training was at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, then she was stationed at El Toro Marine Air Station in Irvine, California.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 28, 2016 - 3:11pm
Ruth L. Schaublin, 92, died Dec. 24, 2016, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Ruth was born Oct. 4, 1924 in Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio, to the late Wilbert and Hulda (Suter) Schumacher. On Oct. 25, 1947, she married Ormel Schaublin who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2000.
Ruth was a graduate of Bluffton High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora and enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting and sewing.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 27, 2016 - 5:01pm
Dorothy P. Shroyer, 83, died at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.
She was born on May 26, 1933, in New Bedford, Mass., to John P. and Edwina V. (Furtado) Roza, Sr., who preceded her in death. On Aug. 20, 1955, Dorothy married George Raymond Shroyer who survives in Ada.