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Memorial service for Orletta Templin at First Mennonite May 30

Orletta M. Templin, 92, of Bluffton died May 13, 2015, at 10:50 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Hillsboro, Kansas, to the late Edward and Frieda Kessler Warkentin. On June 4, 1947, she married Lawrence Templin and he survives. 

She graduated from Lehigh High School, Lehigh, Kansas, and Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. She was a teacher at Goessel High School, Goessel, Kansas, and retired from the library at Bluffton College. 


Bart Steiner was a 1979 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School

Bart H. Steiner, 54, of Sentinel Road, Lake Placid, N.Y., died at his home Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Mr. Steiner was born Feb. 17, 1961, in Buffton. He was the son of Walter and Betsy (Zuercher) Steiner.   

He was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School, class of 1979. He was employed by Socar Corporation and was also employed by Bigelow Glass Inc., Findlay. After moving to Lake Placid, he had worked at Lake Placid Rental and Supply. 


Rodney Fruchey 1957-2015

Rodney W. Fruchey, 58, died May 13, 2015, in Bluffton after a battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 26, 1957 in Bluffton to the late Robert and Clara (Parthemore) Fruchey. On April 25, 2009, he married Sandra Foster and she survives in Bellefontaine. 

Rodney was an independent over-the-road truck driver logging nearly two million miles.   He attended Kenton High School.


Bob Cheney was a lifetime farmer

Robert "Bob" J. Cheney, 58 died May 11, 2015, at his residence as a result of a farming accident. He was born May 23, 1956, in Bluffton to Willis and Carol  (Montgomery) Cheney.

He was a graduate of Cory-Rawson High School and was a lifetime farmer. He also co-owned and operated Cheney Brothers, Inc., Bluffton with his brothers. He had also worked at Ex-Cello/Purepak for many years.   


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Bob Cheney

Robert "Bob" J. Cheney, 58 died May 11, 2015, at his residence following a farming accident.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Rev. James Heininger had pastored First United Methodist Church, Bluffton

A graveside service for former pastor of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, Rev. James B. Heininger, 90, of Granville, were held May 1, 2015 at Maplewood Cemetery in Spencerville with full military honors.

McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville, handled the arrangements.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Rev. Heininger was May  at Centenary United Methodist Church, Granville with Rev. Stephen J. Cramer as celebrant. 


Funeral service for Brenda Kohl on Wednesday

Brenda L. Kohli, 57, died May 9, 2015, at 8:45 a.m. at Richland Manor, Bluffton.  She was born Oct. 26, 1957, in Bluffton to the late Theodore "Ted" and Shirley (Weyer) Kohli.

She had most recently worked as an inserter for the Findlay Publishing Company.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton.  She was a musician and song writer where she played at numerous coffee shops.  She attended Bluffton High School.


Durand Dudley funeral service May 6

Durand S. Dudley, 89 of Bluffton, died May 4, 2015, at Willow Ridge, Bluffton. 

A memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday May 6, at Willow Ridge - Frieda House, 103 Willow Ridge Drive, Bluffton. 

Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Mary Lou Blosser 1933-2015

Mary Lou Blosser, 81, died May 4, 2015, at 2:57 a.m. at  Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.  She was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Findlay. She was raised by the late Edgar and Maude (Pore) Marquart. On June 15, 1952 she married Marlin Blosser who preceded her in death on March 18, 2001.

Mary Lou was a homemaker.  Shewas a graduate of Arlington High School.


Reita Foulkes was a 1950 graduate of Beaverdam High School

Reita M. (Beemer) Foulkes, 82, of Columbus Grove, died at 2:30 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015, at Lima Memorial Hospital. 

She was born Oct. 11, 1932 in Columbus Grove to the late Charles and Gladys (Moyer) Beemer. On April 19, 1953, she married Elvet W. Foulkes, who survives.