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Obituaries

Amy Lynn Dunbar, 1952-2014

Amy Lynn Dunbar, 52, died Oct. 30, 2014. She was born Jan. 23, 1962, in Lansing, Mich.

She was schooled in and around Detroit and furthered her education at Ohio State University, Lima. Amy was an avid animal lover and intrepid horsewoman. She was proud to be a female cross-country truck driver.  

Survivors include her father, Henry Colin Dunbar of Bluffton; a daughter, Courtney Elizabeth (Andrew) Makin-Caudill of Defiance; a granddaughter, Autumn Leigh Caudill of Defiance, and a grandson, Logan Ray Caudill of Defiance.

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Jacqueline Diller was an RN at Bluffton Hospital

Jacqueline "Jackie" K. Diller, 66, died Oct. 30, 2014, at her residence. She was born Nov. 7, 1947, in Toledo to the late Don  and Evelyn (Biede) Spilker. She married Daniel "Dan" J. Diller and he survives.

She was a registered nurse in the OB department of Bluffton Hospital. She was also a Licensed Massage Therapist She was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and Toledo School of Nursing.

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Becky Lynn Burns-Reed was a 1975 Ada HS graduate

Becky Lynn Burns-Reed, 57, died at 4:08 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Medical Center, Westerville.

she was born April 29, 1957 in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late A. Chester and Patricia Ann (Woods) Burns. On March 15, 1997, she married Gary L. Reed, who survives in Ada.

She was a 1975 graduate of Ada High School. She had attended Ohio Northern University, and received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University, and received her nursing degree from Owens Community College in Findlay.

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Gloria Neuenschwander was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Gloria J. Neuenschwander, 83, of Beaverdam died 6:55 p.m. Oct. 26, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Beaverdam to the late Roy and Florence Walters Beemer.  She married Allison Neuenschwander and he survives.

Shewas a homemaker and had worked at Marimor Industries and Moser Eggs. She was a member of the Beaverdam Church of Christ and was a graduate of Beaverdam High School. 

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Marilyn Jean Waltz Shoemaker Sheidler was a Mt. Cory HS graduate

Marilyn Jean Waltz Shoemaker Sheidler, 85, died Oct. 20, 2014, at her residence in Pandora.  She was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Mt. Cory to the late Levi and Ruth (Niswander) Waltz. She married Ralph Shoemaker who preceded her in death and later married John Sheidler who also preceded her in death.

She worked at Rusco Corp., Pandora, and also Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was a member of Pandora United Methodist Church.  She was a graduate of Mt. Cory High School.

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Donavon Jan Conrad worked at Bluffton Stone Co. for one-half a century

Donavon Jan Conrad died on Oct. 22, 2014,  at his home in Findlay.  He was born on April 28, 1938, in Bluffton to the late Donavon Burdette and Ruth Lucille (Dally) Conrad.

He is survived by his wife Leona of 53 years. He is also survived by his three children and their spouses; Jon Randall (Lorie) of Mountain View, Wy., Canda Sue (John) Rooney of Sedona, Ariz., and Michael Eric of Grand Blanc, Mich.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; his sister Sharon (Bill) Locke of Bluffton; nieces and a nephew.

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Services for former Bluffton resident, Nancy Young, Oct. 24 in Columbus

Nancy Lee Young, 82, of Columbus, a longtime resident of Bluffton, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Abbington of Arlington surrounded by her family. 

She was a graduate of Central High School and The Ohio State University. She was a member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Young, a retired Ohio State Highway Patrolman, and former Bluffton councilman. 

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Trella Niswander was a Bluffton College graduate

Trella E. Niswander, 91, of Findlay, died October 20 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay.

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Funeral service for David Gillett on Oct. 21

Former Bluffton resident, David Gillett, 78, died on Oct. 16, 2014. He was the previous owner of Gillett's Bakery on North Main Street Bluffton. Services are at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Carmel Lutheran Church, Carmel, Ind., Arrangements are handled by Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory.

 

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Ronald Anderson worked in electronics maintenance

Ronald B. Anderson, Bluffton, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was born January 9, 1929 in Lima, Ohio to Edgar and Lula (Clark) Anderson, who preceded him in death. On January 9, 1952, he married Fern B. Badertscher; they were married 51 years. Fern passed away on September 26, 2003.

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