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March 26, 2019

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Rosemary Meyer was Bluffton Senior Citizens director for 12 years

Very involved at St. Mary's Catholic Church

Rosemary Lucy Batt Meyer, 78 of Bluffton, died on March 22, 2019. at her residence. Born May 20, 1940, to Virgil and Rosa (Hesselschwardt) Batt, both deceased.

Rosemary was the fourth of their eight children. Preceded in death by sister Valetta Keeterle of Defiance, Rosemary is survived by siblings Loretta Dieringer of Wauseon, Edward Batt of Defiance, Barbara Krugh of Defiance, Father Anthony Batt of Carrollton, Virginia Fenstermaker of Ossian, Ind., and Steven Batt of Napoleon. 


Gordon Shivley was a retired Bluffton HS guidance counselor

Gordon R. Shivley, 71, retired Bluffton High School guidance counselor, of rural Delphos, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 7:17 a.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1947 in Lima, Ohio, to the late Cleo Shivley and Marjorie {Stover} Shivley VanTilburg. On June 28, 1969, he married Velma Paroubek, who preceded him in death May 18, 2015.


Verla Diller was a retired LPN at Mennonite Home

Verla Ernestine Diller, 93, died on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital. 

Verla was born to Vearl and Eva (DeHart) Kitt on Feb.27, 1926, on the family farm in Wauneta, Nebraska, on the South Divide.

Verla graduated Wauneta High School in 1945. She married Doyle Ralph Carpenter, Aug. 30, 1945. Two daughters, Josephine and Delores were born to this union. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1965. Verla returned to school earning her LPN degree and license, in 1966. She served the Mennonite Memorial Home for the next 29 years.


Bill Frideger was a controller at Procter and Gamble

William "Bill" Allen Frideger II, 45, died March 19, 2019, at his residence. Bill was born March 16, 1974, in St. Marys, Ohio, to William and Maria "Angie" (Franco) Frideger. On May 11, 2002, he married Amy Dues Frideger who survives.

Bill graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School. He also had attended Lima Technical College. Bill worked at Procter and Gamble in the engineering department as a controller.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bluffton.  


Verla Diller visitation on Saturday

Verla E. Diller, 93, of Bluffton died March 18, 2019, at Lima Memorial Heatlh System. 

Services will begin at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 24, at Pandora Missionary Church. 

Visitation will be Saturday from 3 – 8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton, and one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.  Arrangments are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Helen Hilty memorial service on April 12

A memorial service for Helen Hilty, who died Jan. 18, 2019, will be at 11 a.m., on Friday, April 12, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Karol Farris will officiating.

Private family interment will be held on April 11, at Campbell Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County District Library-Columbus Grove Branch, the Bluffton Presbyterian Church or the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

Online condolences may be expressed at hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.