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Mary Ann Augsburger was a partner in Town and County Meats

Bluffton High School graduate, also worked at Mennonite Memorial Home

Mary Ann Augsburger, 69, died Nov. 30, 2016 at her residence. Mary was born April 20, 1947, in Bluffton to the late Noah "Junior" and Dolly (Johnson) Zimmerman.  On July 31, 1971, she married Tom Augsburger who survives.

Mary Ann graduated from Bluffton High School. She worked alongside her husband, Tom, at Town & Country Meats, Bluffton. She later retired from Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton where she worked in the laundry department. 

Mary Ann was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton. 


Mary Ann Augsburger funeral arrangements incomplete

Mary Ann Augsburger, 69, died Nov. 30, 2016, at her residence in rural Pandora.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Leonard Lee Peterman was a 1976 Cory-Rawson HS graduate

Leonard Lee Peterman, 58, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at his home.

Leonard was born Dec. 21, 1957, in Columbia, S.C. to the late William Harold and Betty Jean (Bruce) Peterman. On Aug. 2, 2003 he married Cheryl Lynn (Cramer) Peterman who survives in Lima. 

Leonard was a 1976 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School. He worked as a HVAC Technician and Service Manager for R. A. Flynn and Son. Leonard had previously worked for Coca Cola and Pepsi. He was a member of the Lima Scubanauts.


Ruth Rader-Schumacher 1923 - 2016

Ruth J. Rader-Schumacher, 93, died Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:40 a.m. at Heritage Manor, Findlay.  Ruth was born Feb. 7, 1923 in Mt. Blanchard to the late Wilson and Mary (Kempf) Bergman. On Dec. 3, 1939, she married Walter Rader who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1985.  She later married Clyde Schumacher on Jan. 16, 1988 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2009.

Ruth was a homemaker and had been a baker at Bluffton College.  She was a member of Bethel Church of Christ.


Mary Ann Kooker taught private piano lessons in Bluffton

Mary Ann Kooker, 86, died Nov. 27, 2016, at 2:52 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Mary Ann was born June 1, 1930, in Mishawaka, Ind., to the late Harvey and Alma (Hostetler) Nunnemaker.  On June 30, 1951, she married Clarence Kooker who preceded her in death on May 11, 2016.


Charles Montgomery was a life-long farmer

WW II veteran and graduate of Bluffton High School

Charles "Chuck" W. Montgomery, 94, died Nov. 23, 2016, at Bluffton Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1922, in Bluffton to the late Charles and Lenore (Stouffer) Montgomery. On Jan. 26, 1943, he married Marjorie Reams Montgomery who survives.

After graduating from Bluffton High School, Charles became a life-long farmer. He enjoyed hunting arrowheads, bird watching, gardening, nature, reading and studying the universe.

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving in World War II.