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Geneva Shetler was a retired Bluffton elementary teacher

Visitation and memorial luncheon Sept. 17 at First Mennonite

Retired Bluffton elementary teacher, Geneva Shetler, 100, died surrounded by family on Sept. 13, 2019, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. 

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Geneva was born on a farm near Archbold, Ohio, and graduated from Archbold High School in 1936. She attended Goshen College, Indiana, where she met her husband-to-be, Luther Shetler.  They were married on Dec. 22, 1940.


Geneva Shetler funeral arrangements incomplete

Geneva M. Shetler, 100, of Bluffton died Sept. 13, 2019, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, followed by a memorial luncheon at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Ellen McCullough 1938 - 2019

H. Ellen McCullough, 80, died Sept. 5, 2019, at 10:50 p.m. at St. Rita's Ambulatory Care Center in Glandorf.  Ellen was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Gilboa, Ohio to the late Cornelius Jay and Doris (Eck) Dearth.   On October 10, 1934 she married Larry McCullough who survives in Gilboa.

Ellen graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School in 1956.  She had worked in various offices as an administrative assistant.  Ellen was an active member of the Gilboa United Methodist Church and also the Red Hat Society. 


Donald Spar was retired from Borden Dairy

Donald Dwight Spar, 96, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Otterbein Cridersville.

Don was born March 29, 1923, in Ada, Ohio, to the late David Dayle and Lucille Ada (Barnes) Spar of Ada, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Karl, Ralph "Flip" and sister Mary Edith (Spar) Frederick. On July 19, 1945, he married Esther M. Hochstettler of Bluffton, Ohio.


Vivian Brown visitation, funeral on Monday

Vivian L. Brown, 98, died on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at 10:23 a.m. at Willow Ridge in Bluffton.

She was born on April 15, 1921, in Rockford, Ohio, to the late Ralph and Lulu (Rutledge) Krogman. On Aug. 22, 1947, she married Claude S. Brown and he died on June 4, 1988.  


James O. Dye was retired from General Dynamics

James O. Dye, 89, died on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 11:46 a.m. at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

He was born on April 2, 1930, in Mud Lick, Kentucky, to the late John and Rusha (Blevins) Dye. On Dec. 21, 1951, James married Peach Wireman who preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2012.

James retired from General Dynamics in 2003, where he worked as a welder. He was a member of the Ada Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of God.  James loved listening to music.