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Obituaries

"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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dorothy Town, 1932-2015

Dorothy Faye Town, 83 died May 22, 2015 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Dorothy was born January 16, 1932 in Tippecanoe, Ind. to the late Charles and Donnis (Smith) Fisher. On October 18, 1951 she married Robert Town and he survives.

Dorothy was an amazing homemaker.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, vacationing, her flowers and was a graduate of Tippecanoe High School in Indiana.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Phillip Kingsley

Phillip R. Kingsley, 72 of Bluffton died Friday, May 22, 2015 at Willow Ridge - Frieda House, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Memorial service for Elizabeth Dickey Lacy June 13

A memorial service for the late Elizabeth Dickey Lacy will be held on June
13, 2015 at 10 a.m., Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood
Blvd, Toledo, followed by a graveside service at 4 p.m., at Pleasant View
Church of the Brethren, 4950 N Thayer Rd, Lima. All who wish to celebrate her
life are welcome to attend.

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