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May 21, 2018

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Rosemary Spinelli Carroll was a 1969 Bluffton HS graduate

Rosemary Spinelli Carroll, a 1969 graduate of Bluffton High School, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a long illness. She was the daughter of Bluffton native Mary E. McGinnis Spinelli and granddaughter of Dale Owens McGinnis and Delbert A. McGinnis. The Spinelli family lived in Bluffton for one year while Col. Spinelli served in Vietnam.


Marilyn Kern had served First Mennonite Church as assistant pastor

University of Findlay honored her in 1993 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award

Rev. Marilyn Ruth Rayle Kern died on March 15, 2018, at 6:30 a.m. She was born Dec. 27, 1933 in Celina, Ohio, to Rev. Fred D. Rayle and Elsie (Fleck) Rayle. After graduating from John Harris High School in Harrisburg, Penn., Marilyn attended Findlay College, from which she graduated in 1955. She then married G. Richard Kern and raised her family in Findlay, Ohio.


Gregory Kiene was a quality control specialist at Tower Automotive

Gregory James Kiene, 64, of Russells Point and formerly of Bluffton, died March 9, 2018, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. Greg was born Aug. 5, 1953 in Bluffton to James and Cathryn "Cassie” (Diller) Kiene.  On Aug. 5, 2002, he married Karen Moser Kiene who survives.

Greg graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School. He was a quality control specialist at Tower Automotive in Bluffton.


Michael Amstutz was a Bluffton High School graduate

Michael Ray Amstutz, 67, died March 11, 2018, at his residence. Mike was born Dec. 7, 1950 in Bluffton to the late William and JuLee (Garmatter) Amstutz who preceded him in death.

Mike was a 1969  graduate of Bluffton High School.  He was a truck driver for several companies over his career and was a member of Beaverdam Church of Christ. 


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Gregory Kiene

Gregory Kiene, 64, died March 9, 2018, at Ohio State University Hospital.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Steven Knepper was a plumber for M&R and cabinet builder

Steven E. Knepper, 69, died March 7, 2018 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  Steve was born Feb. 4, 1949, in Bluffton to the late Gerald and Marilynn (Cupples) Knepper. On Oct. 9, 1971, he married Doreen Basinger Knepper who survives.

Steve worked as a plumber for M&R Plumbing and Heating, Bluffton, and was also a self-employed cabinet builder. He was a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church in Bluffton.