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Obituaries

Willis Sommer funeral arrangements incomplete

Willis J. Sommer, 71, died June 23, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services in Bluffton.

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Linda Wynkoop 1948 - 2017

Linda J. Wynkoop, 69, died June 21, 2017, at 8:40 p.m. at her residence. Linda was born Feb. 5, 1948 in Bluffton, Ohio, to Paul and Helen (Hartman) Rankin who preceded her in death. On Jan. 14, 1966, she married Dennis Wynkoop who survives.

Linda was a homemaker and enjoyed art and painting. 

Survivors also include a son, Lewis (Jesse Johnson) Wynkoop of Findlay; three grandchildren; and a sister, Rita (Bill) McVetta of Mt. Cory. 

There will be no service or visitation per Linda's wishes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice.

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Colten Abbey was a freshman at Allen East

Colten Lee Abbey, 15, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 4:24 a.m. at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 11, 2002, in Lima, Ohio to Mike and Jessy (Reffitt) Abbey and they survive in Harrod.

Colten was a freshman at Allen East High School, where he was a member of the football team, track team, wrestling team and a member of the student council. He was a member of the Harrod Christian Church. Colten was a member of the Harrod Christian Youth Group. He was a member of the Auglaize Ag 4-H Club.

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Lee Cookson memorial visitation June 17

1-3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church

A memorial visitation will be held for family and friends of Richard Lee Cookson on Saturday, June 17, at the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton.

Cookson's family will receive visitors in the gathering room on the ground floor of the church from 1-3 pm. Cookson died on Dec. 31, 2016. Click here for his obituary.

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Robert Angus was a naturopathic physician at Celebration of Health

Robert "Bob" C. Angus, N.D., 70, died June 14, 2017, at Lima Memorial Health System. Bob was born July 23, 1946, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to the late Robert and Violet (Deiters) Angus who preceded him in death. On May 27, 1995, he married Elizabeth "Betsey" Travis who survives.

Bob graduated from Rogers High School in Wyoming, Michigan, and later received his Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition at Donsbach University and his Ph.D. in Therapeutic Philosophy from World University. He was a naturopathic physician since 2000 at Celebration of Health in Bluffton. 

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Ronald Cramer served on Union Township trustees for 25 years

Ronald D. Cramer, 81, died June 14, 2017 at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora.  Ronald was born May 30, 1936, in Bluffton to the late Paul and Vivian (Billings) Cramer.  On Nov. 24, 1956, he married Sharon Kohler Cramer and she survives.

Ronald graduated from Cory-Rawson High School and was a duck farmer. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Rawson. Ronald had been a Union Township Trustee for 25 years and enjoyed model airplanes and cars.  

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Willadene Keeney was an active volunteer at Et Cetera Shop

Former Bluffton resident Willadene Hartzler Keeney died on June 13, 2017, in North Newton, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Keeney, her parents Raymond and Nora Hartzler, her brothers Ellwyn and Wilton, her sister Donna, and a brother, Harold, who died in infancy.

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Dorothy Hensel was a resident of Mennonite Memorial Home

Dorothy Crist Hensel, age 93, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 5:40 a.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on Oct. 31, 1923, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Daniel E. and Glazel (Kline) Erwin and they preceded her in death. On July 14, 1941, she married Hobart L. Crist and he died on April 9, 1966. She later married Dennis Hensel on Sept. 19, 1981 and he died in March of 2002.

Dorothy retired from Kenton Savings Bank where she worked as a teller. She was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ, Ada.

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Lee Cookson memorial visitation June 17

1-3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church

A memorial visitation will be held for family and friends of Richard Lee Cookson on Saturday, June 17, at the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton.

Cookson's family will receive visitors in the gathering room on the ground floor of the church from 1-3 pm. Cookson died on Dec. 31, 2016. Click here for his obituary.

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Marilyn Inniger was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church

Marilyn Ruth Inniger, 89, of Jenera, Ohio, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at Vancrest in Ada.

She was born on Feb. 29,1928, in Findlay, Ohio, to the late Clarence and Pearl (Rettig) Rausch-Nessler. She married Richard Paul Inniger on Feb. 19, 1950, and he died on Nov. 13, 2001. 

Marilyn is survived by her sons: James (Priscilla) Inniger of Rogersville, Mo,, Jonathan (Jane) Inniger of Bluffton, Ohio, and Robert (Julia) Inniger of Bluffton, Ohio; daughter: Ruth (Steve) Towne of Bay City, Michigan; son-in-law: Bob (Fran) Fry of Huntley, Illinois.

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