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March 18, 2019

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Michael Goings was a member of Bluffton University athletic hall of fame

Visitation Wednesday, funeral service Thursday

Michael L. Goings of Bluffton died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.

Michael was born in Paulding, Ohio, on Dec. 8, 1942, the son of Raymond and Mary (Miles) Goings. Michael was the oldest of nine brothers and sisters. Stanley Goings (dec.), Dr. Kenneth (Eugene) Goings of Columbus, Steven Goings (dec.), Kathy (Eli) McDonald of Mansfield, Tracy Goings of Paulding, Judy Stevens of Clinton Ind., Carol Goings of Columbus, and Miles Goings of Paulding.

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Shirley Reichenbach was retired from Bluffton Hospital

She worked at Lugibihl Meats and volunteered for Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary and VOSH

Shirley J. Reichenbach, 87, died Feb. 5, 2019, at the Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora.  Shirley was born March 1, 1931 in Dola, Ohio to the late Carroll and Sadie (Farnum) Smith.  On June 21, 1953, she married Donald Reichenbach who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2011.

Shirley graduated from Dola High School.  She retired from Bluffton Hospital as a secretary.  Prior to working at the hospital, she worked at Lugibihl Meats in Pandora.  Shirley volunteered for the Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary and VOSH. 

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Mildred Powell was a retired teacher

She was active in United Methodist Church organizations

Mildred Maurine (Hall) Powell, 100, died at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.

Mildred was born to Ralph Underwood and Ada Pauline (Edmister) Hall on Aug. 8, 1918, in a farmhouse near Gilboa, Ohio. She attended Mt. Cory School until 1934 and graduated from Liberty High School in 1936. She married Leo Burnette Powell, on Aug. 24, 1940, in the Gilboa Methodist Episcopal Church. Mildred and 'Buzz' lived on a farm west of Benton Ridge on State Route 12 for 71 years. 'Buzz' died Aug. 6, 2011. 

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Donald "Bud" H. Anderson was a retired farmer

Donald "Bud" H. Anderson, 89, died at his residence. Don was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Allen County, Ohio, to the late Donald and Helen (Harpster) Anderson.  On March 24, 1951, he married Joan Mayberry Anderson who preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 2017.

Don graduated from Columbus Grove High School.  He was a farmer and driver for Tri-State Expedited Services.  Don was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church in Bluffton.  He enjoyed wood working and his morning coffee with friends.  Don served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Lois Kreider

Former Bluffton resident Lois Kreider, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at her home in North Newton, Kansas.

Memorial services are pending and will be announced by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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Wally Basinger was football announcer for over 30 year at PGHS

Retired as part manager from Wagner Buick-Nissan

Wallace “Wally” Dale Basinger, 90, died on Jan. 29, 2019, at his home in Pandora. Wally was born May 20, 1928, in Riley Township, Putnam County, Ohio, to the late Homer and Ella (Badertscher) Basinger. On June 6, 1954, he married Mary Jo Hitchcock and she passed away on Feb. 16, 1963.  On April 2, 1965, he married Joan Montgomery and she preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 2014. 

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