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Julia Gable memorial service March 16

Julia A. Gable, 97, died Feb. 2, 2017, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. 

A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bluffton. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Bruce N. Marshall was a 1967 Bluffton HS graduate

Bruce N. Marshall, 68, of Hartford, Connecticut, and formerly of Bluffton died Feb. 1, 2017, while on hospice at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hartford, Connecticut, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Bruce was born Dec. 12, 1948, in Bluffton to Kimmel and Maxine (Cook) Marshall who preceded him in death.

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Harvey Bauman served on Bluffton board of public affairs and MMH board

He completed many wood working projects in the community

Harvey Myers Bauman, 96, died Feb. 1, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Harvey was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, to the late Henry and Annie (Myers) Bauman.  On May 28, 1944, he married Pauline Sprunger Bauman who preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2015.

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Joan Anderson was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School

Joan Anderson, 84, died Feb. 1, 2017, at St. Rita's Hospice Care Center. Joan was born March 24, 1932, in Allen County, Ohio, to the late Guy C. and Mary (Mason) Mayberry.  On March 24, 1951, she married Donald Anderson who survives.

Joan was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church in Bluffton. 

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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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