Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 1:10pm
Jana S. Huber, 53, died Dec. 5, 2016, at 10:47 p.m. at Bluffton Hospital. Jana was born March 30, 1963, in Bluffton to the late Lyle and Evelyn (Steinman) Everett. On Aug. 8, 1981, she married Wayne Huber who survives.
Jana graduated from Bluffton High School. She was a homemaker and loved providing child care in her home over the years. Jana previously worked for Bluffton Preschool. She attended St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 11:20am
Mary Louise (Dean) Toews, 87, died Nov. 30, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, Redding, Calif.
Mary was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to David and Metta Dean. She graduated from Bluffton College and married Theodore Toews, also a Bluffton College graduate.
Mary was a teacher for over 30 years. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Dean, three children, Aiyana Sequana, David Toews (Becky Thatcher) and Rachel Meyer; and grandchildren Jesse Toews, Kyle, Dylan and Devan Meyer, and Megan Sequana.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 5, 2016 - 1:26pm
Sunita Vohra, 77, died Dec. 4, 2016, at 8:40 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. Sunita was born July 17, 1939, in Amritsar, India, to the late Puran and Roop (Rani) Kaura. On June 2, 1956, she married Ramesh Vohra who survives in Bluffton.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 3, 2016 - 3:14pm
Ronald Lee Friesen, 77, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. He was born on March 2, 1939, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Jacob D. and Hilda Marie (Neufeld) Friesen. On June 2, 1961 he married Phyllis Sawatzky and she survives.
Bluffton High School graduate, also worked at Mennonite Memorial Home
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 1, 2016 - 10:54am
Mary Ann Augsburger, 69, died Nov. 30, 2016 at her residence. Mary was born April 20, 1947, in Bluffton to the late Noah "Junior" and Dolly (Johnson) Zimmerman. On July 31, 1971, she married Tom Augsburger who survives.
Mary Ann graduated from Bluffton High School. She worked alongside her husband, Tom, at Town & Country Meats, Bluffton. She later retired from Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton where she worked in the laundry department.
Mary Ann was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 29, 2016 - 10:40pm
Leonard Lee Peterman, 58, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at his home.
Leonard was born Dec. 21, 1957, in Columbia, S.C. to the late William Harold and Betty Jean (Bruce) Peterman. On Aug. 2, 2003 he married Cheryl Lynn (Cramer) Peterman who survives in Lima.
Leonard was a 1976 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School. He worked as a HVAC Technician and Service Manager for R. A. Flynn and Son. Leonard had previously worked for Coca Cola and Pepsi. He was a member of the Lima Scubanauts.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
Ruth J. Rader-Schumacher, 93, died Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:40 a.m. at Heritage Manor, Findlay. Ruth was born Feb. 7, 1923 in Mt. Blanchard to the late Wilson and Mary (Kempf) Bergman. On Dec. 3, 1939, she married Walter Rader who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1985. She later married Clyde Schumacher on Jan. 16, 1988 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2009.
Ruth was a homemaker and had been a baker at Bluffton College. She was a member of Bethel Church of Christ.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 28, 2016 - 11:55am
Mary Ann Kooker, 86, died Nov. 27, 2016, at 2:52 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Mary Ann was born June 1, 1930, in Mishawaka, Ind., to the late Harvey and Alma (Hostetler) Nunnemaker. On June 30, 1951, she married Clarence Kooker who preceded her in death on May 11, 2016.