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Leonard Rieman 1922-2012

Leonard Rieman

Leonard A. Rieman, 90 of Columbus Grove, died at 4:25 pm July 8, 2012, at Putnam Acres, Ottawa. He was born May 11, 1922, in Glandorf to Louis and Appolonia Maag Rieman. On April 14, 1948 he married Rosella F. Diemer and she preceded him in death on April 11, 2005.

Mr. Rieman was a farmer and also retired from Phillips ECG, Ottawa. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton, where he had served on the parish council.


Frank Evilsizer 1987-2012

Frank V. Evilsizer, Jr.

Frank V. Evilsizer, Jr., of Ada died at 3:31 a.m. July 1, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital. He was born Oct. 9, 1987 in Lima to Frank and Sandy Dunifon Evilsizer Sr. and they survive near Ada. He was married to Kaitlin Gossard and she survives.

Evilsizer was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. He was a member of the Bluffton and Hog Creek Sportsmen's Clubs. He was also a Michigan football fan.


Joyce Doty was a 1975 graduate of Bluffton High School

Joyce N. Doty, 55 of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Bluffton died May 28, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Lima on Nov. 19, 1956, and was adopted and raised by David and Magdalene (Geiger) Doty who preceded her in death.

Joyce was a 1975 graduate of Bluffton High School. Following her graduation, she served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1988 and was put on the Army reserves until 2000.


Cleora E. Schaller 1917-2012

Cleora E. Schaller

Cleora E. Schaller, 94, of rural Bluffton died at 7:15 a.m. on
Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born on Nov. 3, 1917, to the late Monroe "Roy" and Lona (Winkler) Hoffer in Bluffton. She married Henry W. Schaller on March 22, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1981.

She is survived by daughter, Joyce Schaller of Bluffton. Cleora was also preceded in death by brothers: J. Frederick and Roy Hoffer and sister, Rachel Huser.


Rev. James Kuhn, 1933-2012

Rev. James Kuhn

Rev. James "Jim" D. Kuhn, 79 of Lima, Ohio, died on Monday, June 18, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio at 5 a.m. He was a former pastor of the Bluffton First United Methodist Church.

Born Wednesday, May 31, 1933, in Burton, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Homer Kuhn and the late Phoebe (Ashcraft) Kuhn. He married Nancy Shuster Kuhn, June 29, 1957. She survives in Lima.


Carol Diller's funeral service will be Aug. 25

Carol Barbara Diller, 97, died at 3:50 p.m. on June 13, 2012, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, surrounded by family. She was born on Dec. 24, 1914 in Riley Township to Christian and Arvilla Yoder Diller, who preceded her in death.

She was a 1932 graduate of Pandora High School, a 1941 graduate of Bluffton College, a 1944 graduate of Cleveland St. Luke School of Nursing and a 1951 recipient of a Masters in Nursing from Mennonite School of Nursing, Normal, Illinois.

Miss Diller served in Puerto Rico under the auspices of Mennonite Central Committee from 1944-1945.


Megan L. Criblez-Crowe 1977-2012

Megan L. Criblez-Crowe, 34, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at her parent's home in rural Bluffton, Ohio. She was born on Nov. 4, 1977, in Lima, Ohio, to Michael A. and Wanda Y. (Cramer) Criblez who survive in rural Bluffton.

On May 21, 2012, she married Brian S. Crowe and he survives in Forest, Ohio.


Carol Diller funeral arrangements incomplete

Bluffton - Carol B. Diller, 97 of Bluffton died at 3:50 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

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


Arthur Arnold 1917-2012

Arthur Arnold

P. Arthur Arnold, 94, of Monroe Township, died at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton, at 11:10 p.m June 12, 2012. He was born Oct. 28, 1917 to Roy and Lilly Yant Arnold in Richland Township, Allen County. On Nov. 23, 1936 he married Erma Miller, who died Dec. 3 2009, they were married 73 years.

Mr. Arnold was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren where he served as trustee, various other committees in the church and he was a deacon. Belonged to Men's Fellowship, and R.F.T.M Sunday School class.


James Hicks served village as former police chief

James Hicks

James Hicks, 87, of Bluffton died at 4:40 a.m. June 12, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Alger to Joseph and Myrtle (Risner) Hicks. On Feb. 8, 1950, he married Gloria June Sechler and she survives.

He served as deputy sheriff under the Clay Cotterman and Edward Fair administrations of the Allen County Sheriff's Office. He joined the Bluffton Police Department in 1968 where he served as a police chief in 1974 and from 1977 until 1987.