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Elizabeth Benjamin was born in Germany


Elizabeth K. Benjamin, 93, of Findlay died at 8:05 p.m. Feb. 4, 2014, at Richland Manor, Bluffton.  She was born Sept. 13, 1920 in Frankfort, Germany, to the late Karl and Elizabeth Baumann Lerch. On Aug.t 2, 1946, she married John Benjamin and he preceded her in death in June, 1985.

She was a homemaker and had graduated from business school in Frankfort.  She attended Trinity Baptist Church, Findlay. 


Betty Walters 1932-2014


Betty J. Walters, 81, of Mt. Cory died at 10:30 am Jan. 31, 2014, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Heidelberg, Miss., to the late Walter and Della Davenport.  She was married to Robert F. Walters who preceded her in death. 


John Neuenschwander was a Bluffton High School graduate

John D. Neuenschwander, 69, of Pandora died at 4:13 p.m. Jan. 30, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born in Bluffton July 10, 1944, to the late Isaac and Marcella Basinger Neuenschwander. On Oct. 14, 1967 he married Janice L. Yager and she survives.


Memorial service for Claude Boyer Saturday at First Mennonite

A memorial service for Rev. Claude F. Boyer will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Rev. Boyer died December 17, 2013. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Click here to read his obituary.


Funeral arrangements for John Neuenschwander incomplete

John Neuenschwander, 69, of Pandora died Jan. 30, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Ruth Ann Bormuth helped start the Gathering Basket herb society

Ruth Ann (von Stein) Bormuth, 90, of Rawson died at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center, Arlington. She was born on April 2, 1923, to the late Ivan and Maude (Marquart) von Stein, Sr. in Eagle Twp., Hancock County. She married Herbert John Bormuth on Jan. 11, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2013.


Tommy "Tink" Hall was former owner of Cast Away Skydivers Club of Ada

Tommy R. "Tink" Hall, 67, died on Friday Jan. 24, 2014, at his residence in Bluffton.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1946, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Tommy and Alta (Frasure) Hall and they preceded him in death. On Nov. 27, 1976 he married Lee Ann Woolley Arlington and she survives in Bluffton.

Mr. Hall was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War and in the Army National Guard. He was the past owner of Cast Away Skydivers Club of Ada. He retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima. He was a life member of the VFW Post #9381of Ada and was an avid golfer.


Betty Harps was born in Beaverdam

Betty B. Harps, 93, died in the early morning on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her residence in Denham Springs, La.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1920, in Beaverdam, Ohio, to John and Hazel (Young) Mort and they preceded her in death. On Nov. 22, 1937 she married Earl B. Harps and he survives in Denham Springs, La.


James Alt was retired from Ford Engine Plant


James G. Alt, 90, of Bluffton died 3:06 a.m. Jan. 27, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Putnam County to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Nadler Alt. On Feb. 16, 1957 he married Ursula Nussbaum and she survives.

He retired from the Ford Engine Plant, Lima. He was a  member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton, VFW Post 9381, Ada, and Putnam County DAV Chapter 77.   


James Suter sang in Handel's "Messiah" for 60 years

James Russell Suter, 97, died early Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio.