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Kathleen Gilbert 1951 - 2020

Kathleen L. Gilbert, 69, of Van Wert, Ohio, died on Oct. 17, 2020, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in the Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, after losing her near two-year battle with cancer.  

She was born on July 31,1951, in Mishawaka, Indiana, to the late Everett and Gladys (Brumitt) Martin.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Gary) Wise of Bluffton; and three grandchildren, Avery, Jackson and Olivia Wise.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, James E. Gilbert; and a granddaughter, Sydney J. Wise.


Janet Campbell 1941 -2020

Janet Ruth Campbell, 79, died Oct. 19, 2020, at her residence. Janet was born Feb. 24, 1941, in Lima to the late Robert and D. Frances (White) Wellbaum. On Dec. 5, 1959, she married Richard Campbell and he survives.

Janet graduated from Bath High School, had been a homemaker and attended Rockport United Methodist Church.    

Survivors include her husband, Richard Campbell of Bluffton; a son, Scott (Barbara) Campbell of Batavia, Ohio; two granddaughters, Melissa Campbell, Sara Campbell and a sister, Judy (Michael) Tannehill of Las Cruces, New Mexico.


Karen Hilty 1944 - 2020

Karen Sue Hilty, 75, of Toledo and formerly of Pandora died Oct. 16, 2020, at University of Toledo Medical Center. Karen was born November 27, 1944, in Bluffton,  to the late Herbert and Mabel (Bucher) Hilty.   

Karen was affectionately known as "Cookie" by her many friends.  She enjoyed listening to music and was known by many for her infectious smile.  Karen had been a resident of Conteh Home Services in Toledo for many years.  

Survivors include her Conteh Home friends that were more like her family.  


Monty Ewing was retired from General Dynamics

Monty Eugene Ewing, 76, died on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at 7:22 p.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

​He was born on March 6, 1944, in Kenton, Ohio, to the late Dwight E. and Hattie M. (Dotson) Ewing. He graduated from Alger High School in 1962. On June 15, 1968, Monty married Joyce K. Rolston and she survives in Alger.


Tyler From was a UNOH graduate

Tyler Curtis From, 36, died on Oct. 9, 2020. He was born to Marc and Teresa From on May 29, 1984, in Sturgis, Michigan, and grew up in Jerome, Michigan. 

Tyler graduated graduated from the University of Northwestern Ohio with a degree as a diesel technician. He married Laura Hursey on May 24, 2008.


Wesley Richard was a former Bluffton University faculty member

Former Bluffton resident, Wesley D. Richard, 80, of Goshen, Indiana, died from a second brain bleed Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born in 1939 in Washington County, Iowa, to Glen and Margaret (Wenger) Richard and grew up near Wayland, Iowa. His parents preceded him in death.