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Virginia Augsburger was a retired licensed practical nurse

Virginia G. Augsburger, 93, died Jan. 31, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. Virginia was born July 6, 1923, in Bluffton to the late Clarence and Ethel J. (Michael) Roberts. On Feb. 3, 1946, she married Richard Augsburger who preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2011.

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Mary Kathryn Niswander was a graduate of Pandora High School

Mary Kathryn Niswander, 98, died Jan. 30, 2017, at Willow Ridge - Frieda House in Bluffton.  Mary was born June 15, 1918, in Pandora to the late Tony and Zella (Steele) Frantz.  On Dec. 24, 1938, she married Stanley Niswander and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2003.

Mary graduated from Pandora High School. She retired from Sears-Roebuck in Lima where she had been a division manager. Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bluffton and past member of Grace United Methodist Church in Lima. 

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Funeral arrangement incomplete for Harvey Bauman

Harvey Bauman, 96, died Feb. 1, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Virginia Augsburger funeral arrangements incomplete

Virginia G. Augsburger, 93 pdied Jan. 31, 2017, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Mary Kathryn Niswander funeral arrangements incomplete

Mary Kathryn Niswander, 98, of Bluffton died Jan. 30, 2017, at Willow Ridge – Frieda House in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Doris Conrad was active in Red Cross; started and managed hospital gift shop

Doris Dorothea Conrad, 91, died Jan. 26, 2017, at 4:50 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.  Doris was born Oct. 16, 1925 in New Bremen to the late Ralph and Lillian (Lent) Dunifon.  On Dec. 4, 1962, she married Herbert Conrad who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2008.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Doris Conrad

Doris D. Conrad, 91 died Jan. 26, 2017, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Dorothy Colene Wetherill 1929-2017

Dorothy Colene Wetherill age 87, of Forest died in Bridge Hospice Care Center at Blanchard Valley Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

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Marvin Reigle was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Marvin L. Reigle, 85, died Jan. 25, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Marvin was born May 10, 1931, in Beaverdam, Ohio, to the late Marvin and Edna (Hermon) Reigle. On Feb. 4, 1955, he married Marilyn Auchmuty Reigle who survives.

Marvin was a carpenter and had worked for Steiner & Reichenbach Lumber in Bluffton. He was an active member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  Marvin was an avid wood worker, enjoyed camping, fishing, attending tractor shows and spending time with his family. He was a graduate of Beaverdam High School.

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Ruth Widermuth worked at Lima Locomotive Works; retired from Triplett

Ruth Elizabeth Wildermuth, 91, died Jan. 23, 2017, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. Ruth was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Allen County, Ohio, to the late Emmer and Florence (Cool) Bridges.  On Oct. 28, 1945, she married Norbert Wildermuth who preceded her in death on March 16, 1996.

She was a 1943 graduate of Lafayette-Jackson High School.  Ruth had worked at the City Loan and Lima Locomotive Works both in Lima.  She later retired from Triplett Corporation in Bluffton. 

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