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January 25, 2020

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Wanda Kiene 1941 - 2020

Wanda L. Kiene, 78 of Pandora died 11:02 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  She was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Lima to the late Millard and Mildred (Hattery) Bok. On Oct. 24, 1959, she married Alton Kiene and he survives in Pandora.


Gary Hauenstein worked at JM Sealts for 30 years

Gary Eugene Hauenstein, 69, died Jan. 21, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System, Emergency Room.  

Gary was born Nov. 21, 1950, in Allen County, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Lucille (Klingler) Hauenstein. On June 26, 1976, he married Joyce Michel Hauenstein who survives.


Guy Rhodes was a former Bluffton Boy Scout troop leader

Funeral service Monday at First United Methodist

Guy Edward "Hop" Rhodes, 77, died Jan. 14, 2020, at the Ohio State University-Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.

Guy was born Nov. 28, 1942, in Spencerville to the late Walter and Grace (Coil) Rhodes. On September 9, 1967 he married Susan Truesdale Rhodes who survives along with their five children and 12 grandchildren:


Mary Barnett was a retired school music teacher

Graduated from Bluffton HS in 1938; was active in several community organizations

Mary E. Barnett, 99, of Bluffton, died on Jan. 17, 2020, at Willow Ridge-Frieda House, Bluffton.  

She was born on April 16, 1920, to the late Walter and Ida (Boyer) Marshall.  After Ida’s death in 1926, Walter married Charlotte (Bassett) Marshall who became Mary’s beloved stepmother. Mary was married to Robert E. Barnett for 71 years before his passing in 2014.  

Mary is survived by two sons, David (Marilyn) Barnett of Albany, N.Y., Jim (Nancy) Barnett of Syracuse, N.Y. and a daughter, Jayne (Richard) McGarrity of Bluffton, Ohio.


Troy Duer 1961 - 2020

Troy Tyrone Duer, 58, of Bluffton, died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 27, 1961, in Lima to Judi Duer; she preceded him in death in 2008.

He is survived by a son, John (Abby Lopshire) Duer of Van Wert; a daughter, Katie Duer of Florida; and a grandson, Bentley Duer.

Troy was a high school graduate and had been a truck driver for many years.

Private funeral services will be at a later date. Arrangements are handled by Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Delphos. To leave condolences visit harterandschier.com


Funeral arrangements for Guy Rhodes incomplete

Guy Rhodes, 77, of Bluffton died Jan. 14, 2020, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.