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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Pauline Bauman

Pauline A. Bauman, 96, of Bluffton died September 3, 2015 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Laura Fay Bassitt had worked at Lima Locomotive Works

Laura Fay Bassitt, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at 4:24 p.m., at the Lost Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center. Fay was born June 13, 1927 in Hardin County, Ohio, to Charles R. and Pearl R. (Peggs) Johnson who preceded her in death.
Fay and Robert E. (Bob) Bassitt, Sr. were married on horseback at the Labor Day Rodeo in Ada on Sept. 1, 1947. They were together for over 67 years when Robert died on April 7, 2015. 


Apache Williams 1940-2015

Apache M. Williams, 75, died on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at 9:09 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Kenton.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1940, in Ada, Ohio, to Harry H. and Margurite (McElroy) Williams who preceded her in death.

Apache retired from International Paper in Kenton where she worked in the Quality Dept. She was a member of the Ada VFW Post #9381 Ladies Auxiliary.


Douglas Steinman was a Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Douglas Lee Steinman, 52, of Lima and formerly of Gilboa died Aug. 24, 2015 at his residence.  Douglas was born June 4, 1963, in Bluffton to the late Jerry and Margie Eck Steinman. 

Douglas worked at Dana Corp., Lima.  He was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and Bowling Green State University with a degree in Manufacturing Design and Robotics. 

He was a member of Gilboa United Methodist Church.   


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Douglas Steinman

Douglas Lee Steinman, 52 of Lima and formerly of Gilboa died Aug. 24, 2015, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Frederick Bremer was a Bluffton school superintendent

Former Bluffton schools superintendent, Frederick J. Bremer, 89, died at 9 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Hilty Memorial Nursing Home, Pandora.

Mr. Bremer was born July 1, 1926, in Defiance,  to John and Helen (Schuette) Bremer. They both preceded him in death.

On July 30, 1960, he married E. Marguerite (Jones) Bremer, who preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 1999.


Thomas Charles Richard, 1949-2015

Thomas Charles Richard, 65, died August 20, 2015 from complications stemming from esophogeal and brain cancer. He was born September 11, 1949 in Bluffton to Vernon (Bill) and Azetta (Ann) Richard.


Ruth Bartles was a graduate of Beaverdam High School

Ruth O. Bartles, 88, of Columbus Grove died 12:40 p.m., Aug. 22, 2015, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Ruth was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Rockport to Charles and Anna Ross Van Meter. On May 5, 1947 she married Leland Bartles and he preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1990. 

Ruth retired from Konalrad Products, Pandora.  She was a member of Rockport United Methodist Church, Bluffton Senior Citizens and the Cairo Widows Group. She was a volunteer at Our Daily Bread, Lima. Ruth graduated from Beaverdam High School.


Leland Garmatter was a Korean War veteran

Leland Robert Garmatter, 82, died Aug. 21, 2015, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. 

Leland was born March 20, 1933 in Bluffton to Gideon and Mable (Burkholder) Garmatter who preceded him in death. On Oct. 31, 1959 he married Sandra Bassitt Garmatter who survives.

Leland retired from Lima Ford Engine Plant. He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton. He was a graduate of Bluffton High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.


David Hooley 1951-2015

David John Hooley, 64, died Aug. 18, 2015 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, after a year's illness resulting from a brain tumor. 

David was born June 28, 1951, in Massillon, Ohio, to Clarence and Nettie (Classen) Hooley who preceded him in death. On April 14, 1990, he married Jane Myers Hooley who survives.