Nancy Jane Dyer, 107, died April 2, 2015, at 5:19 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.
She was born March 6, 1908, in Middlecreek, Ky., to George and Mary Tennessee (Prater) England who preceded her in death. On April 20, 1929, she married Gladys "Glad" Dyer who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1978.
Robert "Bob" W. Housh, 84, died at 7:45 a.m. March 31, 2015, at his residence.He was born Oct. 5, 1930, in LaMoure, N.D., to the late Charles and Dorothy (Witt) Housh. On Dec. 7, 1962, he married Gloria (Bruse) Housh who survives.
James E. Edie of Pandora, Ohio, died March 24, 2015, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.
He was the son of Don C. and Betty J. (Weber) Edie both of whom are deceased. He is survived by a son, James Paul Edie of Clyde; two grandchildren, Kayla A. Edie of Wauseon and Elijah J. Edie of New Bremen.
He is also survived by his companion Joyce Lynch of Tiffin, his former spouse, Pauline Kinsinger Edie Watts of Lima and sisters: Bonnie L. Bruhn of Indianapolis, Ind., and Sandra K. (Duane) Nusbaum of Southern Pines, N.C.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on March 29, 2015 - 9:16pm
Gail Allen Benroth died March 19 after complications from multiple strokes and a battle with pneumonia. He was born October 29, 1942. He married Joan Ball (Williams) in 1970 and they were married for 26 years.
He served four years in the US Air Force as a jet engine mechanic before attending college at Utah State University where he earned a degree in social work and elementary education.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on March 29, 2015 - 9:08pm
Marie C. Place, 99, of Bluffton, died at 9:20 a.m. March 29, at Willow Ridge - Bettye House, Bluffton. She was born March 12, 1916, in Bluffton to the late Jacob and Lena (Scherler) Schnegg. She was married to Harry Richard Place and he preceded her in death.
Per Marie's wishes, she will be cremated with private burial at a later date in Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.
J. Norman Vercler died at 9:30 a.m. March 27, 2015, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He had been a resident of Bluffton for 58 years.
He was born March 14, 1925, in Meadows, Ill., to the late Elmer and Naomi (Claudon) Vercler. He graduated from Chenoa High School and went on for further studies at Illinois State Normal University where he majored in science. After graduation, he began work at Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington as head medical technician, a position he held until 1956.
Paul Dean Kersh, 57, of Pandora died March 26, 2015, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1957, in Columbus to Robert and Eleanor Pingle Kersh.
He worked for the Benton Ridge Telephone Company since 1983. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting and was a member of the Leipsic Fishing & Hunting Assoc. He was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School.
Posted by Fred Steiner on March 14, 2015 - 10:03pm
Mary E. Fruchey, 79, died March 12, 2015, at 4:47 pm at her residence. She was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Lima, to the late Lloyd and Pearl (McMillen) Haviland. She married Dick Inskeep who preceded her in death. She later married Robert Fruchey on February 25, 1961 and he died on Sept. 14, 2004.
Mary worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton, for 27 years. She had worked at Fredrick's Beauty School prior to that. She attended Beaverdam Church of Christ. Mary was a graduate of Lafayette High School.