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Marie Welty was involved in many Pandora community activities

R. Marie Welty, 88, died March 4, 2017, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Marie was born Jan. 12, 1929, in Findlay to the late Charles and Cecile (Davis) Leader.  On March 18, 1949, she married Donald "Red" Welty who preceded her in death on July 16, 1976.

Marie graduated from Findlay High School and then worked as a candy striper at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  She later worked as a switchboard operator at Bell Telephone, Pandora Dry Goods, Menke's Pharmacy, Pandora Lunch Box, and Pandora Medical Center and as a self-employed homemaker service. 

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Royce Engle was an Et Cetera Shop volunteer

Royce Allen Engle, 98, died Feb. 24, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.

A memorial services will be held Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

He was born near Abilene, Kansas, on Nov. 2, 1918, to Homer and Myrta Hildebrand Engle.

Royce graduated from Messiah Academy (high school), Grantham, Pa., in 1938.  He also graduated from Goshen College and two weeks prior to graduation, married Doris Stuckey in May of 1942. Doris died in 1994.

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Janice Umphress was a 1945 Bluffton High School graduate

Janice L. Umphress, 89, died on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:57 a.m. at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, Ohio.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1928, in Lima, Ohio, to Lee and Rhoda (Hammer) Wingate who preceded her in death. On June 28, 1946, Janice married Maurice "Morrie" Umphress and he died on Aug. 7, 2010.

Janice was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ada and the Women's Guild of the church. Janice was a 1945 graduate of Bluffton High School. She was a member of the Ada Senior Citizens.

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John "Jack" Newton Shoupe was an Air Force veteran

John “Jack” Newton Shoupe, 83, died Feb. 21, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. John was born July 13, 1933, in Findlay to Roscoe and Helen (Kelchner) Shoupe, who preceded him in death. On March 4, 1962, he married Louise (Herr) Shoupe who survives.

Jack was an Air Force veteran during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Meadow Gold Dairy as a salesman until his retirement.

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Dolores Stoodt was a 1954 graduate of LaFayette Jackson High School

Dolores M. Stoodt, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at 8:20 a.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on July 20, 1936, in LaFayette, Ohio, to John Wesley and Thelma (Kidd) Stoodt.

They preceded her in death.

Dolores retired from First Federal Savings and Loan of Lima where she worked as a teller. She then was the secretary for the West Central Ohio Kidney Foundation.

She was a member of the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church, LaFayette and a 1954 graduate of LaFayette Jackson High School.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Jack Newton Shoupe

John “Jack” Newton Shoupe, 83, died Feb. 21, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Service, Bluffton.
 

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Former Bluffton resident Evan B. Steiner dies in Florida

Former Bluffton resident Evan B. Steiner died Feb. 19, 2017, in Florida, where he lived.

He was born on April 28, 1924, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Mary (Balmer) and Soloman Steiner.  On April 5, 1947, he married Betty Kohli; and, this year they would have celebrated 70 years of marriage.

His children are Carol (Tom) Bell, Westerville, Ohio/Hobe Sound, Fla.; Greg (Chris), Hobe Sound, Fla.,/Indian River, Mich.; Bob (Patsy), Hobe Sound, Fla./Highlands, N.C.  

He has eight grand-children, 17 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

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Chuck Gossard 1955 - 2017

Charles (Chuck) Gossard, 61, died Feb. 18, 2017, at Lima Memorial Health System surrounded by his family.

Chuck was born March 29, 1955, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Lewis and Bernice (Crawfis) Gossard who preceded him in death.

Chuck worked at Wilson Football Factory in Ada. He was also a stay at home father. 

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Beverly Steiner was retired director of laboratory operations at Bluffton Hospital

She was a Pandora-Gilboa graduate

Beverly Steiner, 82,  died Feb. 15, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.

Beverly was born April 22, 1934, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Albert and Irene (Cherry) Schutz who preceded her in death. On July 6, 1957, she married Ralph Steiner who preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2016.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Beverly Steiner

Beverly Steiner, 82, died Feb. 15, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles- Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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