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January 15, 2019

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Nina Scoles 1941 - 2018

Enedina "Nina" Scoles, 76, died Nov. 24, 2018, at Defiance Hospice Inpatient Center.  Nina was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Big Spring, Texas, to the late Silviano and Soledad (Chapa) Lara.  She married Walter Scoles and he died on Dec. 28, 2002.

Nina worked at the Putnam County Health Department as a registrar.  She was an active member of the Fountain of Life Church in Leipsic. 


Donald Etter, Pandora HS grad, served in WWII

Donald H. Etter, 91, of Pandora died on Nov. 20, 2018, at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora.  He was born on Dec. 6, 1926, to the late Rolla and Edna (Weller) Etter.  On June 29, 1947, he married Joan Huser in a triple wedding ceremony with two of Joan’s sisters in Pandora.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 2006.


Willis "Willie" Anderson was an Orange Township trustee for 38 years

Was inductee of Ohio State Trap Shooting Hall of Fame and Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame

Willis “Willie” Anderson died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.  Willis was born May 13, 1931, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Harry and Minnie (Schaublin) Anderson.  On March 9, 1951, he married Charlotte Walter Anderson who preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2017.


Donald Etter funeral arrangements incomplete

Donald Etter, 91, of Pandora died Nov. 20, 2018, at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Gary Hofacker was a 1979 graduate of Bluffton HS

Gerald "Gary" Ervin Hofacker, 57 of Lima, died Nov. 13, 2018, at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center.

Gary was born Aug. 11, 1961, in Lima to Gerald "Slim" Hofacker, who preceded him in death and Shari (Luchini) Hofacker who survives him in Lima.

On Aug. 11, 1990, he married Janice (Hoffman) Hofacker, who survives him in Lima. Gary graduated from Bluffton High School in 1979 with honors and then attended The Ohio State University, Lima branch. He started at Allen County Juvenile Facility in 1991 where he worked his way up to captain.


Nicholas Spurck 1937 - 2018

Nicholas H. Spurck, 81, of Arlington died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. He was born in Galion, Ohio, on Jan. 3, 1937, to the late Hotch H. and Violet M. Spurck. Nick married Shirley A. Gibson on Aug. 27, 1960 and she preceded him in death on March 19, 2011.