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David Gibbs was a member of the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association

David A. Gibbs, 69 of Rawson died at 2:54 a.m., Dec. 15, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System. 

He was born June 11, 1943 in Bluffton to Albert and Helen (Habegger) Gibbs.  On March 19, 1961 he married Carol Foltz and she survives.

He retired from Roppe Rubber Corp., Fostoria as a truck and shuttle driver and was also a farmer.  He was a member of Moose Lodge #698, Findlay, the Liars Club and the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association.  He was the owner of Gibbs RV Park, Indian Lake.


Constance Kay Rettig, 1945 - 2012

Constance "Connie" Kay Rettig, 67, of Rawson passed away at 8:40 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

Connie was born on October 9, 1945, to the late Ralph and Irene (Myers) Bond in Findlay. Connie married Philip C. Rettig on November 23, 1963, and he survives.



Martha L. Coates, 1915-2012

Martha L. Coates, 97, died at 11 a.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

She was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Jackson Township to Clinton E. and Neva E. Akerman Fisher, who preceded her in death.

On July 9, 1938, she married Lewis D. Coates, who died May 20, 1989.

Martha was a homemaker. She was a life member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lafayette, and its WELCA women's group.


Eugenie K. Dunbar-Kidd, 1916-2012

Eugenie K. Dunbar-Kidd, age 96, died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8:15 a.m. at her residence in Ada.

She was born on June 11, 1916 in Freeman, South Dakota to Ludwig F. and Friederika (Hermann) Schamber who preceded her in death.

She first married William Henry Dunbar and he died August 8, 1950. She then married Robert H. Kidd and he died on May 13, 1980.

In her early years, she worked for a Dry Cleaning Company and Lima Packing Company.

She was employed at Bluffton College in the cafeteria and Pickerington Security Services, where she worked as a guard.


Dorothy "Dottie" Anderson logged over 40,000 hours in aerial flight

Dottie Anderson Shelton died on Dec. 8, 2012, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio, where she had resided for several weeks. The daughter of Jesse and Pearl Guin Anderson, she was born on Jan. 7, 1926, in Columbus Grove. In 2004, Dottie married Lloyd Shelton of Bowling Green, who died on June 26, 2012.


Helen Andrews retired from Triplett Corp.

Helen M. Andrews, 87 died at 12:35 PM at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  She was born January 6, 1925 in Elm Grove, West Virginia to Thomas and Katherine (Daughtery) Shaw.  On April 22, 1951 she married Harold E. Andrews and he survives.


Rev. Robert Paul Avers 1933-2012

Rev. Robert Paul Avers, 79, husband of Joanne, recently of Bluffton, Ohio, died surrounded by his family, at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

Rev. Avers was born on July 18, 1933 in Cleveland to the now deceased Paul H. and Melba L. (Zerger) Avers. He graduated from Clyde High School in 1951; Capital University in 1955; and the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus in 1959. He was ordained in the presence of his home congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church , Clyde in June 1959.


Pamela K. Hall worked at Community Market

Pamela K. Hall, age 53, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:53 p.m.at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

She was born Dec. 16, 1958 in Jackson, Michigan to William and Rosa (Stacy) Minix, who preceded her in death. On May 28, 1997 she married Scott E. Hall who survives in LaFayette, Ohio.

Pamela worked at Community Market in Bluffton, Ohio for 9 years. She attended Hardin Northern High School. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren in the backyard.


Annabelle Reese 1922-2012

Annabelle M. Reese, age 90, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at 3:50 am at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on March 2, 1922 in Hardin County, Ohio to Leslie and Hazel (Weber) Smith and they preceded her in death. On Oct. 20, 1940 she married Otas W. Reese and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2006.

Annabelle was a homemaker and she previously worked as a waitress for 25 years at Marriott Foods at Ohio Northern University, Ada. She was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church of Ada and a member of the United Methodist Women of the Church.


Hugh Chamberlain born in Bluffton

Hugh Eugene Chamberlain, 86, of Findlay died at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at The Heritage, Findlay, Ohio. 

Hugh was born on April 25,1926, to the late David Eugene and Willa Rose (Holmes) Chamberlain inBluffton. Hugh married Mary Kathryn Yates on May 5, 1949, and she

Hugh is survived by daughter, Claudia Ann (Edwin H. Morgan) Chamberlain of
Findlay; sister, Sue Ellen (Blaine Bauman) Hardwick of Bluffton; and a
granddaughter, Molly Morgenstern LaLonde.