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January 15, 2019

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Frances Scoles, 105

Frances D. Scoles, 105, of Bluffton died Dec. 3, 2018, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Cindy Dye was a Bluffton High School graduate

Cynthia "Cindy" J. Dye, 62, died Nov. 28, 2018, at her residence in Bluffton.  Cindy was born Aug. 20, 1956, in Bluffton to the late Charles and Doris (Niswander) Bucher.  On May 7, 1975 she married Jeff Dye and he survives.

Cindy was a graduate of Bluffton High School.  She had worked as a pharmacy technician at Walmart in Findlay for many years.  Cindy was a member of the English Lutheran Church in Bluffton. 


Eileen Stauber was a registered nurse

Eileen June Stauber, 93, died Nov. 27, 2018, at Lima Memorial Health System.  Eileen was born Oct. 9, 1925, in Oak Harbor, Ohio to the late Norman and Helen (Rust) Genzman. On Aug. 22, 1947, she married Eugene Stauber who preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1985.

Eileen was a graduate of Toledo Waite High School and Toledo Hospital School of Nursing.  She had been a registered nurse at numerous hospitals in the United States and Canada.  Eileen grew up attending the Star United Church of Christ in Toledo. 


Margaret Triplett Bixler was active in many New Haven, Conn., organizations

Grew up in Bluffton, authored book on Native American code talkers

Margaret T. Bixler, 101, died at home in Woodbridge, Connecticut, on Nov. 24, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Roland M. Bixler.

Margaret was born in Bluffton, Ohio, to Ray L. and Etta (Lantz) Triplett. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Morris Triplett and Ropp Triplett, and her sister Barbara Jean Triplett Van Dyke. Margaret attended Bluffton University and held a BA from the University of Michigan.


Charles Vogel was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church

Charles H. Vogel, 55, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at the Meadows of Delphos in Delphos.


John Koch 1935-2018

John Harold Koch, 83, of Waterville, Ohio, died Nov. 21, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. John was born June 3, 1935, to Harold Edwin and Mabel (Althaus) Koch in Toledo. He spent his childhood in Bluffton and Waterville. He graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 1953. John married Joan Eleanor (Turner) and they were married 58 years. John graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.S. in Business.

Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1958, John served in the 9th Cav, 1st Cavalry Division as a radio operator on the DMZ in Korea.