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January 15, 2019

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Luther Shetler was a mathematics professor at Bluffton College from 1950-1984

25 years of volunteering at Bluffton Hospital and Mennonite Memorial Home

Luther Leroy Shetler of Bluffton died on Dec. 15, 2018. He was born on July 1, 1917, on a dairy farm near Goshen, Indiana, to Alvin P. and Sadie (Yoder) Shetler.  He graduated from Goshen College in 1938 and married Geneva Stamm in Goshen on Dec. 22, 1940.

He received a doctorate in Mathematics Education from Indiana University and came to teach Mathematics at Bluffton College in 1950. 


Funeral arrangements for Luther Shetler incomplete

Luther L. Shetler, 101, of Bluffton died Dec. 15, 2018, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.   Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Don Hamilton, Bluffton College grad, coached football at BHS

Donald "Don" R. Hamilton, 72, died at 5:40 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  He was born Feb. 22, 1946, in Lima, to Richard J. Hamilton and Helen L. (Edwards) Hamilton Braunagel.  They both preceded him in death. 

On Dec. 21, 1968, he married Susan Malin, and she survives in Waynesfield. 

Don is survived by two daughters, AshLee (Tim) Hamilton McGranor and AuBree (Ryan) Lucas both of Columbus; five grandchildren, Malin, Sylvia, Cyrus, Elliott and Sullivan; and one sister, Kay (Gary) Downing of Columbus Grove.   


Louis Barth visitation Saturday at St. Mary's

Louis Barth Jr., 80, died Dec. 12, 2018, at his residence in Lima.  Lou was born April 16, 1938, in Cincinnati to the late Louis and Leona (Carter) Barth.  On Feb. 6, 1959, he married Janet Barth who preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 2009.

Lou was a butcher at Kroger in Cincinnati and later retired from Dana Corporation.  He was a member of St. Gerard's Catholic Church in Lima and Loyal Order of the Moose #199, Lima.  


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Wade Moser

Wade J. Moser, 80, died Dec. 9, 2018, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Memorial service to be held later for Frances Scoles

Volunteers countless hours at Bluffton Hospital

Frances Delta Scoles, 105, died peacefully of natural causes on Dec. 3, 2018, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. Frances was born Aug. 12, 1913 in Bluffton to the late Alfred and Adele (Grant) Criblez.  On Dec. 6, 1936, she married Guy Scoles who preceded her in death in August of 1982. 

Frances graduated from Bluffton High School and attended Bluffton College.  She was a homemaker and was a lifetime member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Bluffton where she was active in the Women's Groups and was a Sunday School teacher.