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Obituaries

Greg Lugibihl owned Lugibihl Trucking

Greg L. Lugibihl, Sr., 64, of Gilboa, died at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 28, 2013 at Kindred Health Care, Lima. He was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Bluffton to Emerson and Marie Kimmel Lugibihl who preceded him in death. On Jan. 8, 1967, he married Gloria Aldridge and she survives.

He was owner and operator of Lugibihl Trucking. He was a member of the Victory in the Cross Ministries, Findlay.  He was a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Southwestern Bible College in Waxahachie, Texas, and Findlay College.

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Mary Jane Eikenbary 1923-2013

 

Mary Jane Pratt Eikenbary, 90, of Bluffton died at 9:57 a.m., Aug. 29, 2013, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born May 23, 1923, in Hardin County to Oren and Nellie Witham Pratt who preceded her in death. On Sept. 1, 1940 she married Paul Eikenbary who died on Oct. 4, 2001.

Mrs. Eikenbary attended the Grace Gospel Church in Ada earlier in her life and later attended the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton.  

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Marsha Gillogly was a Bluffton HS and Lima Tech graduate

Marsha J. Gillogly, 48, died at 3:47 a.m., Aug. 26, 2013 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born Dec. 2, 1964, to Robert E. and Burdella J. Nusbaum Diller who preceded her in death. On April 16, 1988, she married Jeffrey Gillogly at St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Bluffton High School and Lima Technical College. She was employed by Daniel W. Kirk, DPM, and worked previously for Richard E. Huss, DDS.

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Phyllis Suter was retired from teaching at Pandora-Gilboa

Phyllis M. Suter, 88, died Aug. 22, 2013 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  She was born Nov. 1, 1924 in Berne, Ind.. to the late Albert and Elma (Welty) Sprunger.  On June 18, 1950, she married Dwight Suter and he died March 7, 1997.

Mrs. Suter was an English and special education teacher for Pandora-Gilboa Schools. She was a member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora. She was a graduate of Berne High School and Goshen College.

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William Hauenstein worked at Lima Ford Engine Plant for 47 years

William Hauenstein, 88 died August 16, 2013 at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. 

He was born April 1, 1925 in Ada to the late Clyde and Mary (Sutter) Hauenstein. 

On March 28, 1948 he married Betty Ewing and she died August 27, 2001.  He later married Rosie Smith on June 28, 2002 and she survives.

William retired from Lima Ford Engine Plant in 2005 after 47 years.  He was a member of the International Threshers Association, National Rifle Association, VFW Post 1275, Amvets, and the Lima Moose.  He was a Army Air Corps World War II veteran.

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Barbara Gardiner 1920-2013

Barbara M. Gardiner, 92, died Aug. 9, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Putnam County to the late William G. and Eve (Deitler) Carr.  On May 11, 1946 she married John L. Gardiner and he died March 9, 2004 Barbara was a homemaker. 

Survivors include a son, Peter Gardiner, of Port Orchard, Wash.; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Bibler of Pandora. 

She was preceded in death by a son, David L. Gardiner; two sisters, Mary Jane Lugibihl, Marjorie Zuercher; and a brother David Carr.

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Janice Dunlap 1947-2013

Janice E. Dunlap, 66, died at 3:15 a.m. Aug. 9, 2013, at her residence.  She was born January 8, 1947, in Lima to the late William C. and Minnie M. (Mawhorr) Putt, Sr. She married James R. Dunlap and they were later divorced.

Janice had been a corrections officer at the Lima Correctional Institution. She was a 1965 graduate of Lafayette-Jackson High School and obtained an associate's degree in criminal justice/corrections from the Lima Technical College.

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Margaret Herr, 95, was a graduate of Bluffton High School

Margaret L. Herr, 95, died Aug. 1, 2013, at 2:25 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Bluffton to the late Clarence and Esther (Slusser) Jones. On Nov. 1, 1939 she married William M. Herr and he survives.

Mrs. Herr was a homemaker, farm wife and had worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton.  She was a life long member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. She had been a 4-H advisor. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School.

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Sharon Jolliff, 1943-2013, was a Bluffton College graduate

Sharon K. Jolliff, 70, of Arlington, died at 4:02 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

She was born in Lima, Ohio, on July 13, 1943, to the late Richard H. and Helen (Halker) Zeller. On Oct. 17, 1964, she married Jack L. Jolliff, and he survives in Arlington. She is also survived by two children: Christine M. (Greg) Denecker of Bluffton, and Mark A. (Kristie) Jolliff of Arlington.

Sharon is survived, too, by seven grandchildren: Kathryn, Mitchell, Kendra, Kylie, and Max Jolliff, and Gabe and Luke Denecker.

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Peggy Amstutz, 74, was a Beaverdam HS graduate

Peggy A. Amstutz, 74, died at 3:22 pm July 29, 2013, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born March 25, 1939, in Allen County to the late Morris and Martha (Dunlap) Lewis. 

On June 30, 1957, she married Robert Amstutz and he survives.

Peggy was a homemaker and had worked at Family True Value Hardware, Bluffton. She was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. She was an auxiliary member of Gideon’s International. She was a graduate of Beaverdam High School.

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