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January 21, 2019

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Tree of rememberance memorial service Dec. 12

"The holidays can be a particularly difficult time to cope with the loss of a loved one and the Tree of Remembrance Memorial Service provides a forum in which families can come together to express their grief but also find peace for years to come," said Gordon Diller of Chiles-Laman Funeral Home.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Centre at Bluffton, 601 N. Main St., Bluffton, Chiles-Laman Funeral Home will hold a Tree of Remembrance Memorial Service for persons who have lost a loved one this year or in years past.


Lois Oyer Glendening 1926-2009

Lois Oyer Glendening

Bluffton native Lois Susanna Glendening, 83, died on Oct. 30, 2009. She was born on March 21, 1926, in Bluffton, Ohio. A graduate of Bluffton High School and Bluffton University, she earned a master's degree in music education with an emphasis in vocal arts from Ohio State University.


Laura Diller Handford 1941-2009

A service of Celebration of the Life of Laura Jane Diller Handford will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, Ohio.

Mrs. Handford, 68, a resident of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, died Sept. 22, 2009 at her residence.

Mrs. Handford was born Feb. 2, 1941 in Bluffton, Ohio to Leland and Helen Iutzi Diller, who preceded her in death. She married Dr. H. Allen Handford, who survives.


Elizabeth Fields 1909- 2009

Elizabeth Fields

Elizabeth I. Fields, 100, of Bluffton and formerly of Mt. Cory died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

She was born on July 7, 1909, in Mt. Cory to William and Sophia (Fox) Falk. On July 22, 1934, she married James A. Fields in Clay County, Arkansas, and he passed away Sept. 25, 1991.


Donald W. Steiner 1928-2009

Donald W. Steiner, 81, of Bluffton, died at 1 p.m., Oct. 24, 2009, in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

He was born April 15, 1928 to Clarence and Cora Rupp Steiner in rural Bluffton. On March 3, 1951, he married Eileen Gingerich and she survives.

Mr. Steiner was a farmer and retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., Findlay. He was a minster at the Reformed Mennonite Church, Bluffton.


Doris Dukes 1919-2009

Doris Dukes

Doris D. Dukes, 90, of Pandora died at 2:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born April 8, 1919 in Wellington, Ohio, to George and Celia Ruth (Jackson) Devereaux. On Dec. 24, 1944 she married Robert G. Dukes and he died May 30, 1974.

Doris taught high school in Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, Ohio. She had also worked at Cooper Tire, Findlay, during World War II. After taking time off to raise her family she returned to teaching at Cory-Rawson Middle School retiring in 1984.