October 25, 2014



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Marilyn Jean Waltz Shoemaker Sheidler was a Mt. Cory HS graduate

Marilyn Jean Waltz Shoemaker Sheidler, 85, died Oct. 20, 2014, at her residence in Pandora.  She was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Mt. Cory to the late Levi and Ruth (Niswander) Waltz. She married Ralph Shoemaker who preceded her in death and later married John Sheidler who also preceded her in death.

She worked at Rusco Corp., Pandora, and also Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was a member of Pandora United Methodist Church.  She was a graduate of Mt. Cory High School.


Donavon Jan Conrad worked at Bluffton Stone Co. for one-half a century

Donavon Jan Conrad died on Oct. 22, 2014,  at his home in Findlay.  He was born on April 28, 1938, in Bluffton to the late Donavon Burdette and Ruth Lucille (Dally) Conrad.

He is survived by his wife Leona of 53 years. He is also survived by his three children and their spouses; Jon Randall (Lorie) of Mountain View, Wy., Canda Sue (John) Rooney of Sedona, Ariz., and Michael Eric of Grand Blanc, Mich.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; his sister Sharon (Bill) Locke of Bluffton; nieces and a nephew.


Services for former Bluffton resident, Nancy Young, Oct. 24 in Columbus

Nancy Lee Young, 82, of Columbus, a longtime resident of Bluffton, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Abbington of Arlington surrounded by her family. 

She was a graduate of Central High School and The Ohio State University. She was a member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Young, a retired Ohio State Highway Patrolman, and former Bluffton councilman. 


Trella Niswander was a Bluffton College graduate

Trella E. Niswander, 91, of Findlay, died October 20 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay.


Funeral service for David Gillett on Oct. 21

Former Bluffton resident, David Gillett, 78, died on Oct. 16, 2014. He was the previous owner of Gillett's Bakery on North Main Street Bluffton. Services are at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Carmel Lutheran Church, Carmel, Ind., Arrangements are handled by Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory.



Ronald Anderson worked in electronics maintenance

Ronald B. Anderson, Bluffton, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was born January 9, 1929 in Lima, Ohio to Edgar and Lula (Clark) Anderson, who preceded him in death. On January 9, 1952, he married Fern B. Badertscher; they were married 51 years. Fern passed away on September 26, 2003.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Ronald Anderson

Ronald A. Anderson, 85, of Bluffton died Oct. 14, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  Private graveside services will be held.  Arrangements are entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Rebecca Reprogle was a Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Rebecca Ann Reprogle, 62 , of Pandora died Oct. 13, 2014, at 4:07 p.m. at Bridge Hospice, Findlay.  She was born May 7, 1952, in Bluffton to Charles and Nancy Shirk Krohn and they survive in Pandora.  On June 8, 1974 she married Gary Reprogle and he survives in Lakeview. 

She worked at Lowes Distribution Center, Findlay.   She was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and attended Ft. Wayne Bible College.


Donferd Nussbaum was a Bluffton College graduate

Donferd D. Nussbaum , 78, of Akron, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2014, at a nursing facility in New Jersey.

He was born in Dalton, Ohio, to the late Noah and Agnes Nussbaum and was the
husband to the late Frances M. (Mauger) Nussbaum with whom he shared 46 years
of marriage.


Robert L. Weyer was a World War II veteran

Robert L. Weyer, 86, died at 8:05 p.m. Oct. 7, 2014, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. 

He was born May 11, 1928, in Vaughnsville to the late Lewis and Bessie (Briggs) Weyer.  On April 22, 1950, he married Catherine Bowsher Weyer and she survives.

He had worked as a carpenter at Reichenbach Lumber, Bluffton, Triplett Corp., Bluffton, American Electric Power, for the AC & Y Railroad and Fett Hardware.