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May 23, 2019

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Barbara Schutz was a retired nurse at Bluffton Community Hospital

Barbara Ann Schutz, 81, died May 18, 2019 at her residence. Barbara was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Frank and Inez (Regedanz) Stedke. On Sept. 22, 1962, she married Milton Schutz who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2016.

Barb graduated from Shawnee High School and Capital University.  She worked as a registered nurse and taught O.B. classes at Lima Memorial Hospital and later worked at Bluffton Community Hospital. She was an American Legion Auxiliary member. 


Bradley DeVier was a teacher at Lima City Schools

Bradley Paul DeVier, 50, died May 18, 2019.  Brad was born Feb. 22, 1969, in Bluffton, Ohio.  He had previously been married to Terresa Edwards-DeVier of Lima.

Brad graduated from Allen East High School, received his Bachelor's of Education from Bluffton University and his Master's of Education Administration from the University of Findlay. 

Brad was a teacher at Lima City Schools and was a member of the Lima Aerie Eagles # 370. 


Paul Dyck memorial service Sunday

A memorial service for Paul Dyck will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at the First Mennonite. Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at FMC. A private burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Paul Dyck Obituary



June Campbell worked for Suter Produce after retiring

June Beverly Campbell, 91, of Bluffton and formerly of Austin, Pennsylvania, died May 11, 2019, at Willow Ridge Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio. 

June was born on January 15, 1928, in Austin, Pennsylvania to the late Oscar and Lena (Glaspy) McMullen. June is survived by her husband of 70 years, Claude.  They were married on Sept. 18, 1948 in Austin, Pa.  Also surviving is her son Dan (Judi) of Port Allegheny, Pa., and her daughter Holly Diehl (Lon) of Fort Wayne, Ind.  June had four grandchildren, Meghan, Maureen, Matthew and Kari.  She also had eight great-grandchildren.   


Richard Swisher Sr., was a member of the Beaverdam-Richland Township Fire Dept.

Retired as a mechanic from American Electric Power

Richard L. Swisher, Sr., 84, died May 12, 2019, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. Richard was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Findlay to the late Lee and Leah (Nicholas) Swisher.  On June 30, 1956, he married Sharon Osborn Swisher who survives in Beaverdam.

Richard graduated from Findlay High School.  He retired as a mechanic from American Electric Power.  Richard was a member of the Beaverdam-Richland Fire Department and was a scoutmaster in Findlay and Beaverdam.  He also enjoyed fishing and camping with his family members. 


Helen Brooks was a retired nurse

1947 Bluffton High School graduate

Helen W. Brooks, 90, of Bluffton, Ohio, died May 6, 2019, at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora.  She was born on April 18, 1929, in Putnam County to the late Harvey and Minnie (Balmer) Burkholder.  On Aug. 14, 1953, she married Gerald “Jerry” Brooks who preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2014.

Helen was an avid gardener and had a love for art, antiques, classical musical and playing the piano.  She enjoyed collecting and was a master canner of produce. Helen enjoyed making and selling pies along with garden and orchard produce at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market.