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September 4, 2015


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Lenola Grismore was a member of St. John Mennonite Churh


Lenola R. Grismore, 101, of Pandora died June 29, 2013 at her residence. She was born near Columbus Grove Jan. 23, 1912, to Peter and Susan Diller Nusbaum. On April 4, 1936, she married Maurice M. Grismore and he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1977.

Mrs. Grismore was a homemaker.  She was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, and its Sunday school and Missionary Society. She was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School and attended Bluffton College.


Rosemary Smith was a 1972 graduate of Bluffton High School

Rosemary "Rose" Smith, 59, of Bluffton died at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born on April 21, 1954 to the late Harry W. and Hildegarde (Schmogil) Klay in Bluffton. Rose married Douglas D. Smith on June 24, 1978, and he survives.

She is also survived by a brother-in-law, David (Brenda) Smith of New Albany; two nieces, Angela (Luke) Slater of Johnston, and Katrina Couch of Columbus and best friend, Sue Fett of Bluffton.


Harold Andrews earned three battle stars in World War II

Harold E. Andrews, 90, died at 2:30 a.m. June 21, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.  He was born July 15, 1922, in Bluffton to the late Paul and Clara (Fett) Andrews.

He attended the Phillips one room school until fourth grade. He later graduated from Beaverdam High School in 1940. After graduating from high school he helped farm on the family farm until he entered the U.S. Army where he was a communications operator serving with the 505 PIR 82nd Airborne Division E. Company 2nd Battalion.


James Gay, Beaverdam, was Korean War vet

James W. Gay, 78 died at 3:10 a.m. June 13, 2013, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. He was born Sept. 3, 1934 in Lima to the late William J. and Nellie (Hariff) Gay. 

On Nov. 10, 1956 he married Dorothy Lou Rice and she survives.

Mr. Gay retired from Bluffton Precast and then worked at Wal-Mart, Lima. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.


Walter Hartley 1950-2013

Walter L. Hartley, 63 died at 10:55 a.m. June 10, 2013, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born Jan. 13, 1950, in Hancock County to the late Leroy and Helen (Snyder) Hartley. On Oct. 13, 1991 he married Linda Dillon and she survives.

He had worked as a maintenance man at 1 Amazing Place, Findlay.  He had previously worked at Centrex and had done construction work for W.R. Manley both of Findlay.


Carole Ann Reigle was retired from Marathon Oil Co.

Carol Ann Reigle, 79, died June 2, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.  She was born Oct. 12, 1933 in Findlay to the late Harold and Margaret (Gordon) Frontz.  On March 28, 1954 she married Clarence D. Reigle and he died June 15, 2001.

Mrs. Reigle retired from Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, and had been a cook at Mt. Cory Middle School.  She was a member of the English Lutheran Church, Bluffton, where she was active in the Women’s Bible Study Group. She belonged to the “Gathering Basket” Herb Society and helped form the CCL Club, Bluffton. 


Carol Reigle funeral arrangements incomplete

Carol A. Reigle, 79 died June 2, 2013 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. 

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


Darwin Hauenstein, former resident, dies at age 100

Darwin Wilmot Hauenstein, 100, formerly of Allen County died March 25, 2013, at his daughter's home in Descanso, Calif.

He was born in Allen County, Jackson Township, on Dec. 20, 1912, to Lewis C. and Jennie Mae (Stober) Hauenstein. 

He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Lynn) Price, his son-in-law, Lynn, a sister Betty (Delmar) Schulze of Chula Vista, grandson Darren Price and granddaughter Debbie Wetzel.


Vedabelle McCluer had worked at Triplett and The Little Red Barn

Vedabelle McCluer, 98, of Bluffton died at 10:05 p.m. May 28, 2013 at Bluffton Hospital.  She was born March 15, 1915, in Pandora to Carl and Velva Cahill.  On April 12, 1940, she married Allan McCluer and he preceded her in death on July 26, 1995. They were married 55 years.

She was a life long member of the Methodist Church.  She was a Girl Scout Leader and worked on the Election Board for 25 years.  She worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton, and Rammel’s “Little Red Barn” Flower Shop, Bluffton.  


Selma Diller retired as a nurse's aid from Hilty Memorial Home

Selma L. Diller, 87, of Pandora, died at 5 p.m. May 28, 2013 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born Feb. 9, 1926, near Pandora to Edward and Mary Wenger Miller.

Mrs. Diller grew up on a cane mill farm in rural Pandora. She graduated from Pandora High School in 1944. After marriage, she worked at the Triplett Corp., Bluffton, the Amstutz Cannery in Pandora, Pandora-Gilboa Schools and retired as a nurse’s aide from the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.