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Obituaries

Hadassah Rain Seidner May 29, 2020

Hadassah Rain Seidner died at her birth on May 29, 2020.  Born at 38 weeks she was 6 lb.1 oz. and 18.5 inches long. She was greatly loved by her parents, Nathan and Christina Seidner, her 4 siblings, Hezekiah, Gideon, Thaddeus, and Jael, and her 4 grandparents, Gary and Elaine Seidner and Stanley and Tess Spencer, along with many other family and friends.  

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Catherine Bish was a retired registered nurse

Catherine M. Bish, 94, died May 31, 2020 at her residence in Leipsic. Catherine was born June 16, 1925 in Portage, Ohio, to the late Glenn and Abby (Sievertson) Woods. On June 16, 1951, she married Marlowe Bish who preceded her in death on July 3, 1993. 

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Robert Bowersox was a former mayor of Mt. Cory

He was active in many community organizations including Bluffton Senior Citizens

Robert D. (Bob) Bowersox, 93, of Bluffton, formerly of Mt. Cory, died Friday, May 22, 2020, at the Mennonite Home in Bluffton. 

He was born on March 14, 1927, in Mt. Cory, to the late John and Anna (Gorby) Bowersox.  On June 11, 1948, he married Thelma M. Welty at St. John Mennonite Church,  Pandora. Thelma preceded Bob in death on Nov. 23, 2010. 

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Evelyn R. “Myrtle” Krofft was active in several Ada organizations

FROM ADA ICON - Evelyn R. “Myrtle” Krofft, 95, died on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 1:35 p.m. at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Walter and Ethel (Howe) Wolff.  On May 31, 1947, Evelyn married Robert M. Krofft and he preceded her in death.

Evelyn was the produce manager for the Ada Harris IGA for nine years. She was a homemaker. She attended the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Dola. She was a 1943 graduate of Southwest High School in Detroit, Michigan. 

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Donald Burry served on the Riley Township Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years

Donald K. Burry, 77, died May 27, 2020 at his residence.  Don was born April 12, 1943, in Bluffton to the late Arthur and B. Eileen (Fralick) Burry. He married Mary Ann Schaffner on July 20, 1963, and they were divorced.  He later married Lana Mabry on April 18, 1998.

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Marcene Zimmerman Pope was a Bluffton High School graduate

Marcene Jane Pope, 79 of Paragould, Arkansas, died at 8:56 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1941 in Bluffton, Ohio, to Oscar and Vera (Herr) Zimmerman who preceded her in death. Marcene married Joseph Pope on Sept. 25, 1960 and they later divorced. 

Marcene was a homemaker.  She was a graduate of Bluffton High School.

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