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Anita Augsburger Topp was a 1966 Bluffton High School graduate

Anita L. (Augsburger) Topp, 66, of Delphos, died on Sunday Jan. 4, 2015, at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. 

She was born July 3, 1948, in Bluffton, to Denver and Pauline (Showalter) Augsburger. Both preceded her in death. She married John Vogt on Jan. 17, 1970,  and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1988. She then married Larry Topp on Nov. 26, 1994, he survives in Delphos.


Bob Reichenbach was a life-long farmer and was retired from Ex-Cello

Robert "Bob" L. Reichenbach, 84, died Jan. 19, 2015, at 7:15 a.m., at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born April 8, 1930, in Marion, Ohio, to the late William and Sibyl (Cooley) Reichenbach.  On Jan. 14, 1955, he married Carrol Goodwin Reichenbach who survives.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Paul Risner

Paul E. Risner, 76, died at 8:33 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in an auto accident.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1938, in Lima, Ohio to Elmer R. and Ellen Elizabeth (Gilroy) Risner and they preceded him in death. On May 19, 1956, he married Carolyn J. Gullett and she survives in Bluffton.

Mr. Risner retired from Rockwell where he worked as a machinist. He attended Grace Gospel Church of Ada.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Bob Reichenbach

Robert "Bob" L. Reichenbach, 84. of Bluffton  died Jan. 19, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton. 

Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton and an hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.



Linda Jo Tabler was retired from Lima Memorial Hospital

Linda Jo Tabler, 72, died at 12:35 a.m., Sunday Jan. 18, 2015, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, Ohio.  She was born on Dec. 17, 1942, in Lima, Ohio, to Robert L. "Buck" and Lillian M. (Rasor) Lamb. They both preceded her in death.

On Nov. 9, 1963, she married Jerry E. Tabler and he survives in Bluffton, Ohio.


Donna Lutz was a retired Triplett Corp. employee

Donna Jean Lutz, 87, died at 5:58 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio.

She was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to James Logan and Cora May (Taylor) Fruchey.  They both preceded her in death.

On June 24, 1951, she married Dwight Irwin Lutz, and he survives in Bluffton, Ohio.


Michael Waltz was a U.S. Army veteran

Michael A. Waltz, 66, of Rawson, Ohio, died the evening of January 13, 2015 at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Michael was born May, 13, 1948 in
Bluffton, Ohio to the late Ralph A. and Marie E. Waltz. On October 5, 1968, Michael
married Mary E. Reichenbach at the First Mennonite Church in Bluffton.


Evelyn Smith 1945-2015

Evelyn L. Smith, 69, of Lima died at 8:10 a.m. Jan. 14, 2015, at her residence.  She was born Aug. 8, 1945 in Trenton, New Jersey, to the late George and Elsie (Lemaster) Hakin. 

She spent her childhood in Osage, West Virginia ,before her family moved to Akron, Ohio.  In 1956 she spent half of her seventh grade in the Lima school.  Evelyn graduated from Shawnee School in 1963.  


Jay Richard Briggs died Jan. 7

Jay Richard Briggs, 75 of Bluffton died Jan. 7, 2015, at Bluffton Hospital.  Per his wishes there will be no services.  Arrangements are entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Martha Pauline (Gerber) Brown was a Pandora native

Martha Pauline (Gerber) Brown, 97, native to Pandora, died Jan. 12, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala.  She was born July 27, 1917.

She was preceded in death by second son, Jared Paul Brown who died 3 days after his birth on Feb. 25, 1948, and by her  husband and missionary co-worker for 68 years, Rev. Dr. O. Carl Brown, Jr., on Nov. 12, 2010.