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October 23, 2017

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Obituaries

Twylah Ludwig worked at Triplett Corp. for 38 years

Twylah Lavon Ludwig, 96, died Oct. 17, 2016, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Twylah was born June 25, 1920, in Bairdstown, Ohio, to the late Arthur and Edna Pearl (Koons) Carnicom.  On May 8, 1948, she married Frederick Ludwig who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1975.

Twylah retired from Triplett Corporation, Bluffton after 38 years.  She was a member of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.  Twylah was a graduate of Bloomdale High School.

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Mary Moyer Criblez was a graduate of Lafayette High School

Mary Moyer Criblez, 71, died Oct. 13, 2016, following a stroke, 10 years to the week of the death of her husband, Thomas L. Criblez of Bluffton.

She was born March 8, 1945, in Lima to Adrian and Beulah (Roberts) Moyer who preceded her in death. Her sister, Janice Kuldau also preceded her in death.

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Memorial service for David E. Burkholder Oct. 11

BRADENTON, Fla. — David Eugene Burkholder, 76, died August 20, 2016, at Rudy's Agape House in Bradenton, Florida, where he was lovingly cared for by familiar staff as he battled with Alzheimer's Disease.

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LouAnn Osborne 1937-2016

LouAnn Osborne of Columbus Grove, 79, died Oct. 7, 2016.  LouAnn was born June 8, 1937, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Edwin and Marcellina (Haselman) Palte. She married Donald Osborne who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2012.

Survivors include daughters Amy (Paul) Shoppell of Van Wert, and Anne Osborne of Columbus Grove; a son, Donald Osborne of Columbus Grove; a grandson, Joseph Shoppell; a granddaughter, Marcy Shoppell; a sister, Rita Plaugher of Harrod; a brother, William (Nancy) Palte, and a sister-in-law Doris Palte.

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Jeffrey Scott Stonehill was born in Bluffton

Jeffrey Scott Stonehill, 60 of Columbus, Ohio, died on Sept. 23, 2016.  He was born on Nov. 8, 1955, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Elmer Dean and Gypsy Jo “Jo” Stonehill (Haller). 

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Betty Stucky 1932 - 2016

Betty H. Stucky, 84, died Sept. 30, 2016, at 7:45 a.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Betty was born July 18, 1932 in Glendale, Calif., to the late John and Elizabeth (VanderGiessen) Wolmerstett. On Jan. 25, 1951, she married Kenneth Stucky who preceded her in death on July 16, 2011.

Betty was a homemaker and pastor's wife.

Survivors include three daughters, Dotty (Jim) Leightner of Pandora, Sherry (Dave) Krohn of Pandora, Sue (Scott) Lehman of Pandora; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

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Walter Ray "Bud" Kimble graveside service Oct. 6

Walter Ray “Bud” Kimble, 69 died Sept. 12, 2016, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  He was born to the late Alfred S. and Evelyn (Dye) Kimble.

Bud served in the U.S. Navy.  He had worked at Ford Motor Company and also at Bath Township Fire Department. 

Survivors include a daughter Lisa Brandt; two sisters, Joyce Shields of Delphos, Connie Sherer of Bluffton; a brother David Kimble of Lima; and two grandsons, Brian and Shawn.

Bud was preceded in death by two sisters Coeta Gunn and Alice Stoodt; and a nephew Steven Gunn.

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Gregg Luginbuhl was professor of art for 30 years at Bluffton University

Memorial service Saturday at First Mennonite Church

Gregg J. Luginbuhl, 67, of Bluffton died the morning of Sept. 26, 2016, at St. Rita’s Inpatient Hospice in Lima, Ohio. He was born Jan. 20, 1949, in Bluffton to Darvin and Evelyn (Johnson) Luginbuhl. On Nov. 3, 1977, he married Karen Nelson and she survives. 

Gregg was professor of art and chair of the art department at Bluffton University for 30 years before his retirement in 2014 when he was named professor emeritus. Prior to coming to Bluffton, Gregg taught at the University of Findlay for eight years.  

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Gregg Luginbuhl funeral service details incomplete

Gregg J. Luginbuhl, 67, died  Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at St. Rita’s Inpatient Hospice Center, Lima. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. 

Visitation will be Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. at the church.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Ruthella Baier worked at Triplett Corp.

Ruthella (Romick) Baier, 84, of Lima and formerly of Ada, died on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at 10:35 a.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on May 20, 1932, the daughter of Arlie and Esta (Van Houten) Romick who preceded her in death.

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