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September 5, 2015

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Obituaries

Lifelong Bluffton resident, Betty Steiner was a 1939 graduate of Bluffton HS

Betty Cecilia (Reichenbach) Steiner, 94, died at 7:15 a.m. July 23, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.

She was born March 10, 1921, in Bluffton, to David and Lucille (Welty) Reichenbach, who preceded her in death. On April 21, 1957, she married Evan W. Steiner, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1985.

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Funeral service for Stan Schneck, Pandora community leader, Wednesday

Stanley W. Schneck, 68, of Pandora, died at 7:53 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 10, 1946 in Bluffton to Clarence and Helen (Burkhalter) Schneck and married Shirley Wingate Feb. 7, 1981.

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Funeral service for Stan Schneck, Pandora community leader, Wednesday

Stanley W. Schneck, 68, of Pandora, died at 7:53 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 10, 1946 in Bluffton to Clarence and Helen (Burkhalter) Schneck and married Shirley Wingate Feb. 7, 1981.

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Richard "Butch" Gladwell was retired from Mid-Bus

Richard M. "Butch" Gladwell, 75, of Columbus Grove died at He was born May 26, 1940, in Lima to the late Glenn and Margaret Smith Gladwell.  On Aug. 4, 1961 he married Virginia Williams and she survives.

He retired from Mid-Bus formerly of Bluffton.  He was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton, where he had been Sunday School Superintendent, youth leader and coached the church basketball and baseball teams. 

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Carlton McCree Cole, 1922-2015

Carlton McCree Cole, 93, of Alvada passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Birchaven Village, Findlay. He was born on January 4, 1922, to the late Carl M. and Hazel F. (Peters) Cole in Biglick Twp. Carlton married Esther C. Walter on January 7, 1942, and she survives after sharing 73 1/2 years together.

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Visitation for Anne Steiner, Pandora, on Thursday

Anne Steiner, 75 of Pandora, died June 28, 2015, surrounded by her family.

She was born April 30, 1940, to Jim and LaVonne Sommer.  She has a brother Jerry (Marge) Sommer of Findlay.

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Memorial service for Phillip Kingsley June 27

A memorial service for Phillip Kingsley will be held on Saturday, June 27 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, Ohio at 11:00 a.m.  The family will be at the church for visiting from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and pre-service music will begin at 10:40.

All guests are invited to a luncheon after the service, followed by a time of sharing memories and further visiting with the family.

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Funeral service for Violet Moser on June 20

Violet Ruth Moser, 95 died June 17, 2015, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

She was born April 2, 1920, in Pandora to the late Walter and Margaret (Naas) Basinger. On May 6, 1941 she married Wayne Moser who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2006.

She graduated from Pandora High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton. 

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Don Hurless performed with jazz trio at several Bluffton events

Don Hurless, 87,  died at 12:18 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2015, at his residence.

Don was born June 22, 1927. in Lima to Truman and Leota (Rockwell) Hurless who preceded him in death. On Jan. 11, 1959, he married Carolyn Klaserner who preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 1987.

Don is survived by cousins David Custer (Oklahoma) and Dona Mathwig (Lima, Ohio), good friends, Joyce and Earl Lhamon, Richard Patterson, a host of former piano students and fellow musicians. 

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"Moe" Cockrell was a veteran of the Korean Conflict

Moses "Moe" H. Cockrell, 82, died June 15, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

He was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Mashulaville, Miss., to the late Les and Ethel (Conn) Cockrell. On Feb. 14, 1953, he married Thelma Sidebottom Cockrell who survives.

He retired from the Lima Ford Engine Plant. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

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