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Obituaries

Ruth Widermuth worked at Lima Locomotive Works; retired from Triplett

Ruth Elizabeth Wildermuth, 91, died Jan. 23, 2017, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. Ruth was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Allen County, Ohio, to the late Emmer and Florence (Cool) Bridges.  On Oct. 28, 1945, she married Norbert Wildermuth who preceded her in death on March 16, 1996.

She was a 1943 graduate of Lafayette-Jackson High School.  Ruth had worked at the City Loan and Lima Locomotive Works both in Lima.  She later retired from Triplett Corporation in Bluffton. 

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Jeff Bridgewater 1969 - 2017

Jeffrey Bridgewater, 47, died Jan. 20, 2017, at his residence. Jeff was born Nov. 20, 1969, in Lima, to David and Lynn (Flarida) Bridgewater. 

Jeff was an over the road truck driver for Nash-Finch Trucking. 

Survivors include two children, Joshua and Bre Bridgewater both of Bluffton; an aunt, Maggie Forward of Bluffton; his father, David Bridgewater of Rockford, Illinois; his mother, Lynn Bridgewater of Rockford, Illinois; and a brother Joe (Ann) Bridgewater of Loves Park, Illinois. 

There will be no services or visitation.

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Funeral arrangement incomplete for Ruth Wildermuth

Ruth Wildermuth, 91, died Jan. 23, 2017 at Richland Manor, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Helen Winkler funeral service on Friday

Helen May Winkler, 90, died Jan. 22, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Helen was born May 18, 1926, in New Stark to the late Elmer and Mary (Richards) Agin.  On June 21, 1947, she married Kenneth Winkler who preceded her in death on April 20, 1988.

Helen was a homemaker and had worked as a secretary at Superior Coach in Lima.  She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  Helen was a member of GAB and Century Circle.  She enjoyed crafting, floral arranging, reading and talking and spending time with family and friends.  Helen graduated from Ada High School.

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Memorial service for Adan Ortiz on Feb. 4

Jose Adan Ortiz, 70, of Bluffton died Jan. 22, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.,  Saturday,  Feb. 4, at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Funeral arrangement incomplete for Helen Winkler

Helen Winkler, 90, of Bluffton died Jan. 22, 2017 at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Morris Groman was former Bluffton council member and Lions Citizen of the Year

BHS and Bluffton College graduate was active in several community organizations

Morris Joseph Groman, 87, died Jan. 20, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Bluffton Hospital surrounded by his family and friends after a brief illness with acute myeloid leukemia. 

Morris was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Tiffin to the late Oliver J. and Esther M. (Gromann) Groman.  On July 3, 1955, he married Carol Sammet Groman who survives.

Morris graduated from Bluffton High School in 1947 and from Bluffton College in 1951.  He was an Army veteran, serving as a Petroleum Products Laboratory Technician in Pusan, Korea in 1953. 

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Jeff Bridgewater

Jeff Bridgewater, 47, of Bluffton died Jan. 20, 2017 at his residence.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Dora Deane Faine had worked at Cooper Tire 42 years

Dora Deane “Deane” Faine, 87, died Jan. 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Arlington, Ohio. Deane was born Oct. 6, 1929 in Findlay to Clarence and Blanche (Abbott) Wells who preceded her in death.

Deane was a secretary at Cooper Tire for 42 years before her retirement. She enjoyed antiquing, attending garage sales, sports of every kind, boating, skiing and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Dora "Dean" Faine

Dora Deane “Dean” Faine, 87, died Jan. 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Arlington, Ohio. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services in Bluffton.   

 

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