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Frances Maree Gibson, 1940-2013

Frances Maree Gibson, age 72, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 3:36 p.m. surrounded by her loving family at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

She was born on October 29, 1940 in Wharton, Ohio to Roy D. and Helen D. (Bostater) Searfoss and they preceded her in death. On November 21, 1956 she married Troy E. "Gene" Gibson and he survives in Ada.

Frances was a homemaker. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Lima.


John Moser visitation at First Mennonite Church

A memorial service for A. John Moser is Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. at First Mennonite Church with visitation from 10 - 10:45 that morning.

Visitation will take also take place at First Mennonite Church on Friday, Sept. 20, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.


John Moser owned Moser Dairy Service for quarter of a century

A. John Moser of rural Bluffton, 80, died on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Frieda House Mennonite Home Communities, Bluffton, Ohio. He was born June 16, 1933, in Bluffton to Ezra and Lena Boehr Moser who preceded him in death. On Aug. 20, 1954 he married Mary Anne Bertsche and she survives.

John is survived by four children: David (Jenny) of Bluffton, Karen (Jon) Lee of Edmund, Oklahoma, Mark (Paula) of Lake City, Florida and Chris (Carmen) of Bluffton and grandchildren Rachael Lee, Bess Moser, Sara Moser, Jacob (Elyse) Moser, Emily Moser, David Moser and Jonatan Moser.


Funeral arrangements for John Moser are incomplete

A. John Moser, 80, died at 8:32 pm Sept. 13, 2013 at Willow Ridge, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Funeral service Tuesday for Loyd Agin

Loyd W. Agin, age 83, died on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

He was born on August 11, 1930 in Ada, Ohio to Elmer Loyd and Mary Susan (Wherry) Agin and they preceded him in death. On August 4, 1961 he married Mary Beatrice "Bea" Griffith and she survives in Ada.

Loyd previously worked for Buckeye Pipeline. He worked at McCurdy Steel Product where he designed and built grain elevators. He retired from Ford Motor Company Lima Engine Plant where he worked as a welder in skilled trades.


Dr. Wanda E. McDowell was a native of Columbus Grove

Dr. Wanda Elizabeth McDowell, 91, died  Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. She was at the forefront of modern nursing research and studies in pain management. Her career in education started at Bluffton College, (1939-41) followed by St. Luke’s School of Nursing, Cleveland, (1944), and The Ohio State University (1953-1962) where she  received  Bachelor degrees in Science and Nursing, Master Degrees in Guidance and Counseling, and a Ph.D in Psychology.


Christopher Kohli 1960-2013

Christopher B. Kohli, 53 died Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 7, 1960 in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to the late Maurice and Rowena (Boyer) Kohli Jr.  On July 29, 1981, he married Beth Businger and she survives in Rawson.

Chris was a retired pipefitter for Lima Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 776.  

Survivors also include a son Zachery (Taunja Wickham) Kohli of Bluffton; a daughter Ashley (Shanon) Hauenstein of Bluffton; and three grandchildren Haleigh Gatchel, Brayden Hauenstein and Makenna Hauenstein. He was preceded in death by a brother Stephen Kohli.


Beulah Foster moved to Bluffton in 2008

Beulah "Beah" May Foster, 77, died Sept. 2, 2013 at Willow Ridge, Frieda House, Bluffton, Ohio, after an extended illness. 

She was born Sept. 30, 1935 in Johnstown, Pa., to the late William "Ben" and Elizabeth "Violet" (Hagins) Goodman. On Nov. 11, 1958 she married Charles E. Foster at the Cooper Avenue United Methodist Church.  On Sept. 7, 1989, they were divorced and she never remarried. 

She had many jobs in her life including X-ray technician at Lee Hospital, telephone operator, as well as a residential service worker with persons with developmental delays. 


Greg Lugibihl owned Lugibihl Trucking

Greg L. Lugibihl, Sr., 64, of Gilboa, died at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 28, 2013 at Kindred Health Care, Lima. He was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Bluffton to Emerson and Marie Kimmel Lugibihl who preceded him in death. On Jan. 8, 1967, he married Gloria Aldridge and she survives.

He was owner and operator of Lugibihl Trucking. He was a member of the Victory in the Cross Ministries, Findlay.  He was a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Southwestern Bible College in Waxahachie, Texas, and Findlay College.


Mary Jane Eikenbary 1923-2013


Mary Jane Pratt Eikenbary, 90, of Bluffton died at 9:57 a.m., Aug. 29, 2013, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born May 23, 1923, in Hardin County to Oren and Nellie Witham Pratt who preceded her in death. On Sept. 1, 1940 she married Paul Eikenbary who died on Oct. 4, 2001.

Mrs. Eikenbary attended the Grace Gospel Church in Ada earlier in her life and later attended the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton.