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December 15, 2017

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Dr. Avila, M.D., was an anesthesiologist at Bluffton Hospital

James Ybanez Avila M.D., 65, died November 26, 2017 at his residence in Bluffton.  James was born May 3, 1952, in Cebu City, Philippines, to the late Nemesio and Mary (Ybanez) Avila.  On Aug. 20, 2004 he married Rebecca Utt and she survives.

James was an anesthesiologist at Bluffton Hospital, New Horizons Surgery Center in Marion and Shelby Hospital. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bluffton and enjoyed golfing, growing roses and spending time with his family.  


Marjorie Moyer 1925 - 2017

Marjorie "Margie" L. Moyer, 92, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov.  22, 2017, in CHP Defiance Area Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio. 

She was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to the late Jesse and Beatrice M. (Turner) Jackson.  She married Robert Moyer on Feb. 9, 1946, and moved to Mt. Cory, Ohio. Robert preceded her in death on May 13, 2003. 


Mary Alice Hartman 1926 - 2017

Mary Alice Hartman, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

Mary was born Oct. 13, 1926, in New Stark to Clyde and Anna (McAllister) Ream who preceded her in death. On June 1, 1947, she married Clyde Hartman who preceded her in death on July 14, 2012.


Linda Moor, 1944 -2017

Linda J. Moor, 73 of Findlay died on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. 

She was born in Findlay on Jan. 18, 1944 to the late Cletis and Evelyn Beard. Linda married Ronald Moor on March 7, 1964, and they divorced.  She is survived by two daughters; Rhonda (Andrew VanHorn) Moor of Rawson and Leslie (Marcos Ferrari) Moor.  

Linda is also survived by seven grandchildren; Jesse Moor, Jared Moor, Sam Neff, Jack Henry Neff, Juri Green, Tucker Neff, Will Neff and a sister, Jean Bolmer of Findlay.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jude Green and by her ex-husband, Ronald Moor.


Henrietta Schumacher was a Pandora High School graduate

Henrietta M. Schumacher, 94, died on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Henrietta was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Putnam County to the late Orlin and Kathryn (Garber) Schumacher. 

Henrietta was a graduate of Pandora High School.  She worked her adult life on the home farm and for many years at Triplett Corporation in Bluffton.  Henrietta was a former member of Grace Mennonite Church and Pandora Missionary Church both in Pandora. 


Betty Sommer was a former faculty member at Bluffton University

Memorial service is Monday

Betty D. Sommer, 72, died Nov. 7, 2017, at Willow Ridge - Betty House in Bluffton. 

Betty was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Crisfield, Maryland, to the late Fred and Amelia (Kurtz) Detwiler. After meeting her late husband, Willis during voluntary service work in Kenya, they married on May 22, 1976.  Willis preceded her in death on June 23, 2017.

Betty graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Maryland. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and later her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Denver.