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May 21, 2018

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Elisabeth Collins, 33, funeral service on Saturday

Elisabeth Collins, 33, of Bluffton, Ohio, died on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, following a 15-week illness.

Elisabeth was born on Sept. 26, 1984, in Bluffton to Daryl and Michelle (Shank) Thompson and they survive in Rawson.

She married Joshua Collins on Aug. 13, 2011, and he survives in Bluffton along with their son Riley Collins.


Catherine Weyer 1931-2018

Catherine M. Weyer, 86, died Jan. 2, 2018, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Catherine was born Dec. 28, 1931, in St. Marys, Ohio to the late Burdette and Florence (Peters) Bowsher. On April 22, 1950, she married Robert Weyer who preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2014.


Nancy Parrish was a Bluffton HS graduate

Nancy Jean Parrish, 60, died Jan. 2, 2018, at Bluffton Hospital Emergency Room.  Nancy was born Jan. 23, 1957, in Bluffton, Ohio to the late William and Marilyn (Moore) Hart. On Aug. 24, 1987, she married Mike Parrish who survives.

Nancy graduated from Bluffton High School.  She was a homemaker and also had worked as a nurse’s aide.

Survivors also include a brother, William (Karen) Hart of Stevensville, Michigan, and several nieces and nephews. 

Nancy was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Hart.


Barbara Mikesell operated Cottage Gift Haus

She was a Bluffton High School graduate

Barbara Ann Mikesell, 65, died Jan. 2, 2018, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. 

Barbara was born Nov. 18, 1952, in Lima, Ohio to the late John and Dorothy (Cox) Skelly.  On Feb. 21, 1971, she married Kenneth Mikesell who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2006.

Barb graduated from Bluffton High School. Along with her mother, she operated the Cottage Gift Haus in Bluffton.


Mildred Criblez volunteered at Bluffton Hospital for 33 years

Mildred Zoe Criblez, 97, died Dec. 31, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Mildred was born June 8, 1920, in Cairo, Ohio to William and Anna (Candler) Parker who preceded her in death. On Feb. 15, 1942, she married Maurice "Dock" Criblez who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2011.


Leslie "Leo" Schick 1954-2017

Leslie Wayne “Leo” Schick, 63, died Dec. 29, 2017, at home surrounded by his wife and son.

Les was born on Sept. 23, 1954, in Lima. He married Laura (Berger) Schick who survives.

Les is a 1972 graduate of Allen East High School. He retired from Ford Motor Company – Lima Engine Plant. Member of UAW Local #1219, AMA and ABATE of Ohio.