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Cathy Cripe was a 1960 Bluffton High School graduate

Catherine “Cathy” A. Cripe, 70, died at 2:24 p.m. Jan. 16, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  She was born July 26, 1942, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Arthur and Cleota (Lanning) Lewis. 

Cathy retired as a retail manager at “Welcome Home” in Houston, Texas.  She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bluffton.  She enjoyed the "60’s Girls’ Group" and was a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens where she enjoyed playing cards.  She resided in Bluffton for the last 10 years with her sister, Mary.


Former Bluffton resident, Margie Huber, dies in Florida

Margie Jean Huber, 88, of Melbourne, Fl. passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013.

She was born October 24, 1924 in Ada Ohio and was a former resident of Bluffton, Ohio. Her parents were E.E. (Gene) & Alma Peterson and she graduated from Ada High School.

Margie married C. Berdell Huber on January 1, 1943 in Bluffton, Ohio and they both were instrumental in founding The Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association.
She retired from R C A in Findlay, Ohio.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband Berdell in 2000.


Joel William (Bill) Boehr grew up in this community

Joel William (Bill) Boehr, 83, died at his home in Chandler, Ariz., at 5:15 a.m., Jan. 6, 2013. He was born in Bluffton to John and Edna Boehr on Sept. 18, 1929. He is survived by a brother, Richard (Corrinne) Boehr, of Bluffton.

Mr. Boehr graduated from Pandora High School and from Bluffton College, where he majored in art. He then went on to graduate from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Birmingham, Mich. He volunteered and served two years in the United State Marine Corp.


Princess Grismore 1914 - 2013

Princess Gladys Long Grismore, 98 died at 11:50 am January 8, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. 

She was born May 2, 1914 in Lima to the late Floyd and Louise (Lauck) Long.  She also had a stepfather Omar Johnson who preceded her in death.  On August 31, 1935 she married Fred L. Grismore and he died November 29, 1981.

She was a former employee of Lima Printing and Ledger Company.  She lived all of her married life on the Grismore Farm near Pandora. 


Oscar Williams was father of a Bluffton resident

Earnest "Oscar" Williams, 83, formerly of Lafayette, died at 5:21 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Merdie B. and Dora Adams Williams, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 14, 1948, he married Martha Neeley, who survives in Lima.

Mr. Williams had been a machine operator at Clark Equipment Co., Lima, for 31 years. He retired in 1994 as a custodian from Allen East Elementary School, after 10 years. He was a member of High Street Freewill Baptist Church, Ada.


Imojene Bronson was a member of the Bluffton Missionary Church

Imojene Bronson, 86 of Bluffton died at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 3, 2013 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. 

She was born in Bluffton to the late Fred O. and Esma (Burkholder) Bronson.

Imojene was a homemaker and a member of the Missionary Church in Bluffton.

Survivors include a sister Fairy Mesler of Bluffon; a brother Marvin Bronson of Virginia Beach, Virginia; nephew Gary (Karen) Bronson of Celina; niece Sam (Dave) Holland of Bellefontaine; and numerous other nieces and nephews.


Dorothy Edinger was retired from Bluffton Hospital

Dorothy J. "Dottie" Edinger, 81 of Bluffton died at 2:45 a.m. Jan. 1, 2013 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born January 7, 1931 in Mt. Cory to the late John and Anna (Gorby) Bowersox. On June 28, 1953 she married Norman Edinger and he died December 5, 1992.

Dottie retired from Bluffton Hospital. She was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  She was a 1948 graduate of Mt. Cory High School


Marion E. "Sam" Shields was a Bluffton resident

Marion E. "Sam" Shields, 87, of Bluffton, Ohio, formerly of Ida, Mich., died December 26, 2012.

Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a Fireman's Last Call Service that evening.

He will lie in state at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, Mich., Thursday, January 3, 2013, from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m.. Pastor Ted Kerr will officiate.

Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, Mich.. Graveside services will be under the auspices of the Lynn C. Weeman American Legion Post 514.


Kathryn L. Huston Rosenberger was a cook at Cory-Rawson schools

Kathryn L. (Patterson) Huston Rosenberger, 85 of Mt. Cory passed away at 11:50 p.m.  Dec. 29, 2012 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. 

She was born May 31, 1927 in Leipsic to the late Ray and Alma (Osenbaugh) Peterson.  On June 12, 1946 she married Lloyd E. Huston and he died November 8, 1994.  She then married William Rosenberger August 10, 2003 and he died in December, 2008.


Milford Franklin Brunk 1922-2012

Milford Franklin Brunk, 90, of Bluffton, Ohio, died Dec. 5, 2012.  He was born June 9, 1922, in Biglerville, Pa., to Christian and Jeannette Leakey Brunk. He was the oldest of six siblings. He married Beatrice Hartman on June 19, 1948, in Wissemborg, France, during the last year of a two-year term with Mennonite Central Committee where he was part of a post-war reconstruction unit.  They had three children: one son, Rene’, and two daughters, Susie and Jeannette.