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March 26, 2019

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Alice Cross 1914-2010

Alice L. Cross, 95, died at 12:42 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. She was born Oct. 5, 1914, in Allen County to Francis and Ruth (Swick) Lewis. On Aug. 25, 1956 she married William Harold Cross and he died July 17, 1967.

Mrs. Cross was a nurse at Bluffton Hospital and had also worked at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind. She was a member of Beaverdam Church of Christ and Bluffton Senior Citizens. She graduated from Beaverdam High School and obtained her nurse's training at Bluffton Hospital.


Marie A. Martinson 1921-2010

Marie A. Martinson, 89, Bluffton, died Feb. 17, 2010, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

She was born Jan. 26, 1921, to Roy and Gladys Ream Baum. She married Orval A. Martinson on Sept. 3, 1950, and he survives. She retired from the Triplett Corp., Bluffton.

Survivors in addition to her husband are Sharon Kizer, Beaverdam, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceeded in death by two brothers, Charles and Edward Baum, and a sister, Mildred Plumber.


Dorothy Schutz 1927-2010

Dorothy Schultz

Dorothy Mae Schutz, 82, of Pandora, Ohio, died Feb. 16, 2010, at 12:40 a.m. at her residence.

She was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Benton Ridge to Dwight and Rozella Frech Knepper. On March 27, 1948, she married Paul S. Schutz and he survives.

She worked at Suter's Produce, Pandora. She retired from The Findlay Courier, had worked at First National Bank, Pandora, and helped her husband on the farm. She was a member of Pandora United Methodist Church. As a golfer, she had two holes in one. She was a graduate of Liberty Benton High School.


Elvina E. Burkholder 1918-2010

Elvina E. Burkholder

Elvina E. Burkholder, 91, of Pandora died at 10:55 p.m. Feb. 7, 2010, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Elvina Ellen (Burry) Burkholder was the seventh of nine children, born to Albert and Sarah (Hilty) Burry. She was born on Oct. 7, 1918, in Putnam County.


M. Lucille Shank 1920-2010

M. Lucille Shank, 89 of Rawson, died 11 p.m. Feb, 1, 2010 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

She was born February 26, 1920 in Hancock County to Ellis C. and Ada Mae Bowersox Roether. On April 13, 1941 she married Wade A. Shank and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2001.

Mrs. Shank was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Mt. Cory High School where she was class valedictorian.


James K. Warren 1938-2010

James K. Warren

James K. Warren, 71, Bluffton, died at 2:08 a.m., Jan. 30, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born July 12, 1938, in Orange Township, Hancock County, to Clyde and Eulalia McCormick Warren. On June 3, 1960, he married Jeanette James and she survives.

Mr. Warren was a life-long farmer and former auctioneer. He was a member of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He also served on boards of the Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative and the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District.