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Obituaries

Edith Dunbar funeral arrangements incomplete

Edith A. Dunbar, 87 of Richland Township and formerly of Northville, Michigan, died at 11:20 am Feb. 10, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Janis S. Gipson, 1947 - 2013

Janis S. Gipson, 65, died at 4:53 p.m. Feb. 5, 2013, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Hippo, Ky., to Raleigh and Trilbie Laferty Ousley, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 14, 1984, she married Bryson Gipson Sr., who survives in Lima.

Mrs. Gipson had been a nurse's aide at Lima Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of Mount Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, McGuffey.

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Arthur Clase Immele was father of a Bluffton resident

Arthur Clase Immele, 98, of Tiffin, died Friday morning, Feb. 1, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

He was born Jan. 19, 1915, in Tiffin, to Joseph A. and Mary P. (Ross) Immele. He married Marian B. Kamp Sept. 4, 1937.

Survivors include one son, Robert "Bob" Immele of Glendale, Ariz.; two daughters, Margaret "Peg" (Ed) Murphy of Bluffton, and Martha (Ernie) Boyer of Lima; son-in-law, Kandy Matthew Cameron of Tiffin; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

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Betty Jean Sommers was a retire LPN

Betty Jean Sommers, 87, died at 4:54 p.m. Feb. 2, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  She was born Aug. 4, 1925 in Union Township, Hancock County to the late Scott and Emma May (Burkholder) Edinger. On Sept. 4, 1948 she married Wesley Sommers and he died May 21, 2009.

Betty was an LPN retiring from Bluffton Hospital.  She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.   

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John Warren was Bluffton John Deer Implement dealer for 25 years

John T. Warren, 81, of Bluffton died Jan. 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born June 25, 1931, in Bluffton to the late Clyde and Eulalia (McCormick) Warren. He married Roberta Klingler and she preceded him in death Jan. 3, 1975. 

Mr. Warren was a John Deere Implement dealer for 25 years in Bluffton and later Kenton. The Bluffton dealership was located on South Main Street on a property, which today is part of Citizens National Bank.

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Ruth Grismore worked at Triplett Corp.

Ruth Grismore, 92 died January 29, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. 

She was born July 18, 1920 in Columbus Grove to the late Oliver and Elsie (Strunk) Beam. 

On March 8, 1941 she married Maurice L. Grismore.  They lived in Pandora for many years.  He died May 27, 1985 after 44 years of marriage. 

Ruth had worked at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton for many years.  She was a member of the Pandora Missionary Church

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Ruth Grismore

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Ruth Grismore, 92 died at 9:21 a,m, Jan. 29, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Services will be 11 a,m, Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. 

Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Vera Higgins, 1918 - 2013

Vera A. Higgins, 94 died at 7:05 am January 27, 2013 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

She was born November 19, 1918 in Ada to the late James A. and Freda (Frankhauser) Hauenstein. 

On August 9, 1940 she married Herbert Higgins and he died July 8, 2005. Vera was a homemaker and was a member of Central Christian Church, Lima.  

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Vera Higgins, 94

Vera A. Higgins, 94 died at 7:05 a.m. Jan. 27, 2013 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Roger Wannemacher was father of a Bluffton resident

Roger J. Wannemacher, 73, died 2:43 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 at Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf. 

He was born March 25, 1939 in Cloverdale to Oscar and Rita (Burgei) Wannemacher.  His mother survives in Cloverdale and his father is deceased. 

On November 3, 1962, he married Marilyn Ellerbrock, with just celebrating 50 yrs of marriage.  She survives in Cloverdale.

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