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Wilma Lehman worked at Triplett Corp., was a BHS grad

Wilma M. Lehman, 91, died at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. She was born July 15, 1921, in Bluffton to the late Peter and Eunice (Burkholder) Lehman. 

Wilma had worked at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton, and had also been a seamstress.  She was a graduate of Bluffton High School.

Survivors include a brother Wade (Ladonna) Lehman of Columbus Grove and three sisters Wanda (Charles) Lyman of Denver, Colo., Lois Lyman of Kernersville, N.C. and Marjorie (Donald) Lyman of North Franklin, Conn.


Dale Albright funeral arrangements incomplete

Dale E. Albright, 87 died at 8:30 P.M. Dec. 20, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Richard Minck was a Bluffton High School and Bluffton College graduate

Bluffton native, Richard Minck, most recently of Clearwater, Fla., died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. He was born Sept. 14, 1928, to Harry and Mabel Minck.

He grew up in Bluffton, graduated from Bluffton High School in 1946 and from Bluffton College. He attended Ohio State University.

He married Helen James. Together, they were philanthropists, particularly interested in music (the Florida Orchestra) and the arts (St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts and the Dali Museum).


Wilma Lehman funeral arrangements pending

Wilma M. Lehman, 91 died at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012 at Richland Manor Nursing Home.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


George Huser was a Korean Conflict veteran

George R. Huser, 82 died at 12:40 p.m. Dec. 19, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital. 

He was born December 24, 1929 in Pandora to Philemon and Elizabeth (Basinger) Huser.  He married Ann Dearth who survives in Charleston, SC and they were divorced.  In June 1983 he married Rachel Hoffer and she died in August 2010.

He had been a self-employed painter and had worked for Rusco Industries, Meadville, PA.  He had retired from McIntosh, Bluffton. 

He had attended Riley Creek United Methodist Church and Pandora United Methodist Church. 


Jerry Marshall was retired Bluffton barber; served on village council

Jerry Lee Marshall, 73, died at 12:15 a.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born August 22, 1939, in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio, to the late Frank “Pete” and Eva (Bame) Marshall. 

On March 16, 1958, he married Saundra “Becky” Anspach at United Methodist Church, Forest, and she survives. They were married for 54 years.


Visitation for George Huser on Friday

George R. Huser, 82 died Dec. 19, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Pandora United Methodist Church. 

Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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


Charles J. Neal, 1938 - 2012

Charles J. Neal, 76 of Bluffton, Ohio died Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. 

He was born November 11, 1938 in Dewitt, Illinois to John F. and Elsie M. (Sherman) Neal.  On November 22, 1958 he married Freada Meadows and she survives.

He had been a gravedigger in Pythian Ridge Cemetery, Sturgis, Kentucky working with Whitsell Funeral Home.  He had also been a heavy equipment operator.  He attended Lima Community Church where he volunteered his time in grounds keeping.  


Richard Minck funeral arrangements incomplete

Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Richard Minck, Bluffton native, who died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla.


E. Jeanette Slechter was a Bluffton University graduate

E. Jeanette Slechter, 85, died on Dec. 15, 2012, at 2:20 A.M. at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima.

Born May 4, 1927 in Jackson Twp, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Cassius Lyncon Ballinger and the late Clara Ida (Grant) Ballinger.

She married Robert H. Slechter on February 14, 1947. He preceded her in death on December 27, 2007.