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January 19, 2018

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Linda Killen 1952 - 2016

Linda Susan Killen, 64, died at 5:42 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at her home in Columbus Grove, Ohio.

She was born on June 28, 1952, in Lima, Ohio, to Robert and Elsie E. (Conn) Killen. They both preceded her in death.

Linda is survived by her daughter:  Elisha (Ben) Reineke of Bluffton; three grandchildren:  Delaney, Brock and Joscelin; three sisters:  Dr. Joyce (Wahid) Killen Shah of Temecula, Calif., Aileen Moening of Columbus Grove, Ohio and Kathleen (Stephen) Kirwen of Perrysburg, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her sister: Carol Killen.


Treva Dillman was a charter member of the Progressive Mothers' Club

Treva Dillman Suter, 97, died November 19, 2016 at Bluffton Hospital. She was born November 27, 1918 in Pandora to Willis and Martha (Amstutz) Basinger. On July 5, 1938, she married Donald D. Dillman, who died February 24, 1975.  On May 11, 1985 she married James R. Suter, who died January 24, 2014.


Milton Schutz was a past member of P-G school board and Riley Township trustees

Milton Weida Schutz, 92, died Nov. 17, 2016, at 10:13 a.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Milton was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Pandora to Hiram and Lucille (Weida) Schutz who preceded him in death. On Sept. 22, 1962, he married Barbara Stedke Schutz who survives in Pandora.


Doris Hamman was a retired nurse

Doris Gene Hamman, 93, died Nov. 9, 2016, at Willow Ridge-Frieda House of Mennonite Home Communities, Bluffton. 

Doris was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Allen County to the late Calvin and Huldah (Badertscher) Garmatter. On April 4, 1948, in Torre Pellice, Italy, she married Robert C. Hamman and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2002.


Wayne E. Marquart, retired farmer, was a 1953 Cory-Rawson HS graduate

Retired Eagle Township farmer, Wayne E. Marquart, died at 2:03 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

Wayne was born Dec. 18, 1934 near Jenera, Ohio, to the late Clifford and Leona (Benner) Marquart. He married Barbara Grose on Feb. 20, 1955.

Wayne and Barbara lived in Schwabach/Nuremburg, Germany, in 1956 and 1957
where he was stationed with the 56th Field Artillery Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, US Army.


Marilyn Hart, with her husband, owned Bill's Country Butcher Shop in Bluffton

Marilyn Hart, 85, died Nov. 6, 2016, at her residence. Marilyn was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Allen Park, Michigan, to the late Harry and Helen (Nonnamaker) Moore. On March 17, 1951, she married William Hart who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2006.

Marilyn retired from Lee County Transit in Ft. Myers, Florida, had worked at Ex-Cello Corporation, Bluffton, and also owned and operated with her husband, Bill's Country Butcher Shop. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton and was a graduate of Bluffton High School.