September 1, 2014


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Funeral service Tuesday for Loyd Agin

Loyd W. Agin, age 83, died on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

He was born on August 11, 1930 in Ada, Ohio to Elmer Loyd and Mary Susan (Wherry) Agin and they preceded him in death. On August 4, 1961 he married Mary Beatrice "Bea" Griffith and she survives in Ada.

Loyd previously worked for Buckeye Pipeline. He worked at McCurdy Steel Product where he designed and built grain elevators. He retired from Ford Motor Company Lima Engine Plant where he worked as a welder in skilled trades.


Dr. Wanda E. McDowell was a native of Columbus Grove

Dr. Wanda Elizabeth McDowell, 91, died  Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. She was at the forefront of modern nursing research and studies in pain management. Her career in education started at Bluffton College, (1939-41) followed by St. Luke’s School of Nursing, Cleveland, (1944), and The Ohio State University (1953-1962) where she  received  Bachelor degrees in Science and Nursing, Master Degrees in Guidance and Counseling, and a Ph.D in Psychology.


Christopher Kohli 1960-2013

Christopher B. Kohli, 53 died Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 7, 1960 in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to the late Maurice and Rowena (Boyer) Kohli Jr.  On July 29, 1981, he married Beth Businger and she survives in Rawson.

Chris was a retired pipefitter for Lima Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 776.  

Survivors also include a son Zachery (Taunja Wickham) Kohli of Bluffton; a daughter Ashley (Shanon) Hauenstein of Bluffton; and three grandchildren Haleigh Gatchel, Brayden Hauenstein and Makenna Hauenstein. He was preceded in death by a brother Stephen Kohli.


Beulah Foster moved to Bluffton in 2008

Beulah "Beah" May Foster, 77, died Sept. 2, 2013 at Willow Ridge, Frieda House, Bluffton, Ohio, after an extended illness. 

She was born Sept. 30, 1935 in Johnstown, Pa., to the late William "Ben" and Elizabeth "Violet" (Hagins) Goodman. On Nov. 11, 1958 she married Charles E. Foster at the Cooper Avenue United Methodist Church.  On Sept. 7, 1989, they were divorced and she never remarried. 

She had many jobs in her life including X-ray technician at Lee Hospital, telephone operator, as well as a residential service worker with persons with developmental delays. 


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.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.