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Memorial service for Phillip Kingsley June 27

A memorial service for Phillip Kingsley will be held on Saturday, June 27 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, Ohio at 11:00 a.m.  The family will be at the church for visiting from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and pre-service music will begin at 10:40.

All guests are invited to a luncheon after the service, followed by a time of sharing memories and further visiting with the family.


Funeral service for Violet Moser on June 20

Violet Ruth Moser, 95 died June 17, 2015, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

She was born April 2, 1920, in Pandora to the late Walter and Margaret (Naas) Basinger. On May 6, 1941 she married Wayne Moser who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2006.

She graduated from Pandora High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton. 


Don Hurless performed with jazz trio at several Bluffton events

Don Hurless, 87,  died at 12:18 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2015, at his residence.

Don was born June 22, 1927. in Lima to Truman and Leota (Rockwell) Hurless who preceded him in death. On Jan. 11, 1959, he married Carolyn Klaserner who preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 1987.

Don is survived by cousins David Custer (Oklahoma) and Dona Mathwig (Lima, Ohio), good friends, Joyce and Earl Lhamon, Richard Patterson, a host of former piano students and fellow musicians. 


"Moe" Cockrell was a veteran of the Korean Conflict

Moses "Moe" H. Cockrell, 82, died June 15, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

He was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Mashulaville, Miss., to the late Les and Ethel (Conn) Cockrell. On Feb. 14, 1953, he married Thelma Sidebottom Cockrell who survives.

He retired from the Lima Ford Engine Plant. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.


Services for Dorothy Eastman at First United Methodist June 26

Dorothy Mae Eastman, Bluffton, died on June 13, 2015, at Betty House in Willow Ridge, Bluffton. 


Genevieve Fast funeral service in August

Genevieve Elaine (Buhler) Fast, died on May 17, 2015, from complications of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on June 1, 1927, and was the oldest of four children born to Leucile and Gerhard Buhler.  


Richard Sheneyfelt was retired from Phillips, Ottawa

Richard A. "Dick" Shaneyfelt, 79, of Pandora died May 28, 2015, at 12:49 a.m. at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

He was born July 19, 1935, in New Carlisle to Richard V. and Zelma Gheen Shaneyfelt. On March 23, 1957, he married Carol Jean Brokschmidt and she survives.

He retired from Phillips ECG, Ottawa. He was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, and was active with Gideons International, Bill Glass Prison Ministries, and Beaverdam Transport for Christ. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. 


Vera Brien was retired from Lugibihl Auto and Truck Sales,

Vera L. Brien, 89 of Bluffton died at 4:25 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Bluffton Mennonite Memorial Home. 

She was born in Columbus, Feb. 25, 1926, to the late James H. and Cleo (Graves) Dyer.  On July 18, 1945, she married Lester Brien and he survives.


Beth Schumacher was a Pandora-Gilboa High School graduate

Beth E. Schumacher, 67 died May 24, 2015, at Bluffton Hospital. She was born April 29, 1948, in Bluffton to the late Harry and Juanita (Weber) Schumacher.

She was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School.

Survivors include three sisters Dawn Atkinson of Pandora, Tammy (Bill) Anderson of Cridersville, Prudence (Mike) George of Leipsic; three nephews Ryan Atkinson, Matt Honigford, Tomas George; four nieces Amy Higley, Chris Grake, Katie Anderson, Joy Houston; and twelve great nieces and nephews.


Phillip Kingsley taught psychology at Bluffton University for 18 years; was president of Swiss Community Historical Society

Phillip R. Kingsley, 72, died May 22, 2015, at 9:55 a.m. at Frieda House, Willow Ridge Drive, Bluffton, Ohio. For the past two years he suffered the progressive diminishments of ALS.

He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Kendallville, Ind., to Leonard and Velma (Emmert) Kingsley who preceded him in death. On Dec. 27, 1966, he married Judith Hilty Kingsley.