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Margaret Zeller was retired medical technologist at Bluffton Hospital

Margaret A. Zeller, 69, died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at 11:11 a.m. at her residence in Harrod, Ohio, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born on Nov. 4, 1946 in Fremont, Ohio, to Robert and Mary Hotz who preceded her in death. On July 26, 1969, she married Richard T. Zeller and he died on July 11, 2001.


Justin Burkholder 1984-2016

Justin Ray Burkholder, 31, died Jan. 16, 2016, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  Justin was born Nov. 5, 1984 in Bluffton to Donald and Darlene (Lytle) Burkholder who survive.

Justin graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School.  Justin was a laborer at Whirlpool Corporation, Findlay.  He was a member of the Leipsic Hunting and Fishing Club.  


Pamela M. Magill, 1948-2016

Pamela M. Magill, 67, died Jan. 7, 2016 at her residence. Pamela was born Oct. 29, 1948, in Lima to the late Theodore and Virginia (Shaner) DeRose.  In 1968, she married Hobe Magill who preceded her in death in 2000. 

Pamela was a licensed practical nurse most recently at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida. 

Survivors include a son, J.C. Magill of Sarasota, Fla., and her nieces and nephews. 

Pamela was also preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy Rolston; and two sisters, Lula F. Ciminillo and Carolyn Rolston-Collar.


Jerry Crisenbery 1939-2016

Jerry W. Crisenbery, age 76, died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at 2:19 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima, Ohio.

He was born on Jan.18, 1939, in Van Wert County, Ohio to Lowell B. and Marjorie (Fronefield) Crisenbery who preceded him in death. He married Cheryl Combs and she survives in Ada, Ohio.

Jerry was a retired electrician having worked for Carey Electric and Tradesman International. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. 


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Pamela Rolston Magill

Pamela M. Rolston Magill died Jan. 7, 2016 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Nettie Ferrall retired from nursing at age 72

Nettie Mae Ferrall, 93, died Jan. 2, 2016 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, where she had been a resident.  Nettie was born March 15, 1922, in Pandora to the late Homer and Ella (Badertscher) Basinger.
She graduated from Pandora High School and was a graduate of The Ohio State University with a nursing degree in 1946.  On Aug. 28, 1949 she married Rex W. Ferrall who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2010, after 61 years of marriage. 


Nettie Ferrall funeral arrangement incomplete

Nettie Ferrall, 93, of Bluffton died Jan. 2, 2016, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Christina Detwiler 1925-2015

Christina E. Detwiler, 90, died Dec. 25, 2015, at Willow Ridge in Bluffton.

Christina was born on April 6, 1925, in Columbiana County, Ohio,  a daughter of Lester W. and Mary (Ziegler) Detwiler. She previously resided at Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana. She attended  First Mennonite Church in Bluffton, and also Marimor MRDD Seniors in Lima.  

Christina is survived by a sister Joyce (Donald) Hostetler of Bluffton, and a brother Willard (Patricia) Detwiler of Prescott, Ariz., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Robert Kreider memorial service Jan. 2 in Newton, Kansas

Robert Stanford Kreider died on Dec. 27, 2015, at his home in North Newton, Kansas.

Robert was born Jan. 2, 1919, in Sterling, Illinois, son of Amos and Stella (Shoemaker) Kreider. In 1921, the family moved to Goshen, Indiana, and in 1926 to Bluffton, Ohio. In 1929, Robert was baptized in the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

In 1935, the family relocated to Newton, Kansas, and Robert entered Bethel College where he earned a B.A. in History. In 1941, Robert earned an M.A. in Social Ethics from the University of Chicago Divinity School.


Robert Kreider's funeral arrangement incomplete

Robert Kreider of North Newton, Kansas, died at 4 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 27. He is a former president of Bluffton College. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.