April 21, 2014

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Carol Diller's funeral service will be Aug. 25

Carol Barbara Diller, 97, died at 3:50 p.m. on June 13, 2012, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, surrounded by family. She was born on Dec. 24, 1914 in Riley Township to Christian and Arvilla Yoder Diller, who preceded her in death.

She was a 1932 graduate of Pandora High School, a 1941 graduate of Bluffton College, a 1944 graduate of Cleveland St. Luke School of Nursing and a 1951 recipient of a Masters in Nursing from Mennonite School of Nursing, Normal, Illinois.

Miss Diller served in Puerto Rico under the auspices of Mennonite Central Committee from 1944-1945.


Megan L. Criblez-Crowe 1977-2012

Megan L. Criblez-Crowe, 34, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at her parent's home in rural Bluffton, Ohio. She was born on Nov. 4, 1977, in Lima, Ohio, to Michael A. and Wanda Y. (Cramer) Criblez who survive in rural Bluffton.

On May 21, 2012, she married Brian S. Crowe and he survives in Forest, Ohio.


Carol Diller funeral arrangements incomplete

Bluffton - Carol B. Diller, 97 of Bluffton died at 3:50 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Arthur Arnold 1917-2012

Arthur Arnold

P. Arthur Arnold, 94, of Monroe Township, died at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton, at 11:10 p.m June 12, 2012. He was born Oct. 28, 1917 to Roy and Lilly Yant Arnold in Richland Township, Allen County. On Nov. 23, 1936 he married Erma Miller, who died Dec. 3 2009, they were married 73 years.

Mr. Arnold was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren where he served as trustee, various other committees in the church and he was a deacon. Belonged to Men's Fellowship, and R.F.T.M Sunday School class.


James Hicks served village as former police chief

James Hicks

James Hicks, 87, of Bluffton died at 4:40 a.m. June 12, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Alger to Joseph and Myrtle (Risner) Hicks. On Feb. 8, 1950, he married Gloria June Sechler and she survives.

He served as deputy sheriff under the Clay Cotterman and Edward Fair administrations of the Allen County Sheriff's Office. He joined the Bluffton Police Department in 1968 where he served as a police chief in 1974 and from 1977 until 1987.


Virgil Allgire 1922-2012

Virgil Allgire

Virgil D. Allgire, 89, of Rockport died at 5:20 p.m., June 10, 2012, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Lima to Carl and Amanda Leuenberger Allgire. On June 2, 1946, he married Vera M. Burkholder and she preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2002.


Timothy G. Downey visitation on June 12 in Bowling Green

Timothy G. Downey, 65, of Weston, Ohio, died Sunday, June 10, 2012. He was born in Bluffton, Ohio, to Marion and Mary Elizabeth (Amstutz) Downey. He married Debra McKibben of Bluffton, on March 27, 1970, in First Mennonite Church.

He graduated from Allen East High School in 1965 and served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany. He attended Bowling Green State University where he was a member of the gymnastics team.

He was employed by the City of Bowling Green as an electrical lineman and later electrical supervisor. He was also a part-time farmer.


Janet Triplett 1950-2012

Janet Triplett

Janet S. Triplett, 61,of Bluffton died at 8:10 a.m. June 11, 2012, at her brother's residence. She was born Oct. 3, 1950, in Bluffton to J. Newlin and Elsie Mae (Hartman) Habegger. She had previously been married to Raymond Scoles and later married Charles Triplett and he survives in Lima.

Mrs. Triplett was a homemaker. She had worked at Bluffton Hospital, Bluffton Dairy Freeze, Terry's Drive-In, Bluffton News and Triplett Corporation, Bluffton. She was a member of Lima Baptist Temple and was a 1969 Bluffton High School graduate.


Jean Triplett memorial service June 16

A memorial service for Lois Jean Hoover Triplett will take place on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N. Main Street. Rev. Dr. Matthew Zuehlke will lead the service. Light refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow.

Mrs. Triplett, of Bluffton, Ohio, died on Friday, May 4, 2012. She was born in Rittman, Ohio, on Oct. 18, 1926, the daughter of Lloyd and Zelda Hoover. She was a 1947 graduate of Bluffton College. On July 18, 1948, she married M. Morris Triplett, who predeceased her in 1996.


Funeral service for Leonard Kingsley June 9

Leonard Kingsley

Leonard Deal Kingsley, 95, died at 9:20 a.m., June 5, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born in LaGrange County, Indiana, to Ray S. and Mertie (Deal) Kingsley.

On Sept. 1, 1940, he married Velma K. Emmert and she survives.
Mr. Kingsley worked as an educator (teacher and school administrator) most of his life. He retired as superintendent of Penta-County Vocational High School, Rossford, Ohio, in 1987.