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Richard Hauenstein service April 14

A Celebration of Life service has been scheduled for Richard Hauenstein who died March 15. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday April 14, at the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Chaplain William Herr and Rev. Louise Wideman officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

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Kristine Frick DeBolt 1944-2012

Kristine Frick DeBolt, 68, of Pandora, died at her home Tuesday, April 3, 2012. She was born Jan. 11, 1944 in Bellefontaine to Arthur and Ann (Harding) Frick who preceded her in death.

On Dec. 4, 1999, she married Reuben DeBolt, who survives in Pandora.

Also surviving are her son, Ty Comer of Pandora, her brother Mark (Dee) Frick of Elida, and her sister Karen (Wayne) Smith of Hilliard. She was preceded in death by her sister Jan Frick .

Mrs. DeBolt is also survived by step-daughters Sarah DeBolt of Bogota, Colombia, and Rebekah DeBolt of Knoxville, Tenn.

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Mary Jane Snyder funeral service April 9

Former Bluffton resident Mary Jane Snyder of Kingsburg, Calif., died at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Glenn, an Adjunct Professor at Fresno Pacific University; a son, Gregg (Christine) of Springville, Calif.; a daughter, Jill Peterson (Paul) of Kingsburg, Calif.; six grandchildren, Coriann, Mady and Grant Snyder and Haley, Jace, and Cade Peterson; and a sister, Kathy (Lance) Cappello of Telford, Pa.

She was born in Lansdale, Pa. Her parents were Naomi and Woodrow Rittenhouse of Souderton, Pa.

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Deloris E. Hemry 1934-2012

Deloris E. Hemry, 77, of Bluffton, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 8:18 p.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

She was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Columbus Grove to Jesse Franklin and Laura (Hartman) Mumea. On July 5, 1963, she married Roger L. Hemry and he died May 1, 1998.

Mrs. Hemry was a member of the North Shore Animal League, the Sierra Club and Feature Films for Families. She was a member of the Tri-County Family Assembly of God.

Surviving are four sons, Dennis (Rose) Dearth, Donald Dearth, Roger (Sandra) Hemry, and Vincent (Deb) Hemry.

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Hazel Austin 1919-2012

Hazel Marie Austin, 93, of Bluffton died at 9:05 a.m., March 25, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born March 1, 1919, near Lafayette, to John Henry and Marie Howe Klingler. In 1945 she married Robert Austin and he preceded her in death in 1998.Mrs. Austin retired from the Chrysler Jeep Corp., Toledo. She attended Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

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Betty Biery, 1917-2012

Betty Biery, 95, of Mt. Cory and Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. March 25,2012 at Bluffton Community Hospital, Bluffton.

She was born March 24, 1917 to the late Marion R. and Hazel (Sherrard) Pierman.

Mrs. Biery graduated in 1935 from Pandora High School and in 1937 from Tiffin Business College. She worked at Ohio Power, Lima and Triplett Electrical, Bluffton.

On Feb. 25, 1939 she married Rollin Biery. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25,2005 after 66 years of marriage.

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Thomas E. Niswander 1940-2012

Thomas E. Niswander, 71, of Bluffton died suddenly Wednesday, March 21, 2012. He was born in Bluffton on Nov. 13, 1940, to the late Hugh and Marie Reichenbach Niswander. On Oct. 22, 1961, he married Sheila M. Gibbs and she survives.

Mr. Niswander was a 1958 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School. He was an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Rawson, serving as a trustee and a member of the Findlay Moose 698.

He was a lifelong farmer and retired truck driver.

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Janet Matter 1922-2012

Janet Matter

Janet L. Matter, 89 of Bluffton, died at 2:40 p.m. March 18, 2012, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born May 11, 1922, in Bluffton to Charles and Dorothy (Alstaetter) Young. On May 7, 1947 she married R. Wayne Matter and he survives. They have shared 64 years of marriage together.

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Janet Matter funeral arrangements incomplete

Janet L. Matter, 89 of Bluffton died at 2:40 p.m.,Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Nadine Stark 1929-2012

Nadine Stark

M. Nadine Stark, 83 died at her residence at 7:35 p.m. March 16, 2012. She was born Jan. 3, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio, to George and Mildred (Fisher) Condon. On Feb. 8, 1944 she married Harold Stark and he died Jan. 30, 2009.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Richland Manor for 12 years. She was a member of the Lafayette United Methodist Church. She graduated from Lafayette High School.

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