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January 15, 2019

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Clarence Bigelow owned Bigelow Electronics

Clarence E. Bigelow, 86, died Jan. 13, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  Clarence was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Beulah, Michigan, to the late Avery and Iva (Wiggins) Bigelow. On Jan. 11, 1958, he married Bonnie Marquart Bigelow who preceded him in death on July 17, 2008.

Clarence graduate from Benzonia High School in Benzonia, Michigan.  He worked at Triplett Corporation in Bluffton until 1964. In 1964, he started Bigelow Electronics in Bluffton and was a dedicated volunteer at the Et Cetera Shop in Bluffton for 12 years.


Virginia Howell had worked at Triplett and at the Amstutz cannery

Virginia M. Howell, 101, died Jan. 14, 2019, at The Heritage in Findlay. Virginia was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Mount Cory to the late Ferd and Marie (Duffey) Crow.  On Oct. 18, 1944, she married Howard Howell who preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1991.


Funeral arrangements for Clarence Bigelow incomplete

Clarence Bigelow, 86, of Bluffton, died on Jan. 13, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Bob Neff was active in many community organizations

Was a Bluffton HS graduate and a retired architect

Robert “Bob” D. Neff, 66, died Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2019, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  He was born Nov. 6, 1952, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Richard and Beulah (Burkholder) Neff who preceded him in death.

On May 6, 1978, Bob married Nancy (Schumacher) Neff, who survives.

CLICK HERE for a column about Bob's heart transplant.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Bob Neff

Robert “Bob” D. Neff, 66, of Bluffton died Jan. 11, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at English Lutheran Church in Bluffton. 

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton and one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Valarie Campbell was a Bluffton High School graduate

Valarie Jane Campbell, 62, died Jan. 10, 2019, at her residence.  Valarie was born July 2, 1956, in Bluffton to the late Raymond and Marcene (Ransbottom) Spangler. On Sept. 19, 1987, she married David Campbell who survives.

Valarie graduated from Bluffton High School and Bowling Green State University.  She had also received her massage license.  Valarie had worked at Philips Corporation in Ottawa and Matrix Essentials in Solon, Ohio.