Posted by Fred Steiner on January 4, 2017 - 4:23pm
Della Amanda Pifer Allen Honse, 97, of Pharr, Texas, and formerly of Bluffton died Dec. 28, 2016, at her residence in Pharr, Texas.
Della was born Aug. 15, 1919, to the late Ami G. and Verna (Pifer) Pifer of Bluffton, Ohio. Mrs. Honse graduated from Bluffton High School, and The University of Findlay.
Della served in the Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. Boot training was at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, then she was stationed at El Toro Marine Air Station in Irvine, California.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 28, 2016 - 3:11pm
Ruth L. Schaublin, 92, died Dec. 24, 2016, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Ruth was born Oct. 4, 1924 in Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio, to the late Wilbert and Hulda (Suter) Schumacher. On Oct. 25, 1947, she married Ormel Schaublin who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2000.
Ruth was a graduate of Bluffton High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora and enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting and sewing.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 27, 2016 - 5:01pm
Dorothy P. Shroyer, 83, died at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.
She was born on May 26, 1933, in New Bedford, Mass., to John P. and Edwina V. (Furtado) Roza, Sr., who preceded her in death. On Aug. 20, 1955, Dorothy married George Raymond Shroyer who survives in Ada.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 1:10pm
Jana S. Huber, 53, died Dec. 5, 2016, at 10:47 p.m. at Bluffton Hospital. Jana was born March 30, 1963, in Bluffton to the late Lyle and Evelyn (Steinman) Everett. On Aug. 8, 1981, she married Wayne Huber who survives.
Jana graduated from Bluffton High School. She was a homemaker and loved providing child care in her home over the years. Jana previously worked for Bluffton Preschool. She attended St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 11:20am
Mary Louise (Dean) Toews, 87, died Nov. 30, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, Redding, Calif.
Mary was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to David and Metta Dean. She graduated from Bluffton College and married Theodore Toews, also a Bluffton College graduate.
Mary was a teacher for over 30 years. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Dean, three children, Aiyana Sequana, David Toews (Becky Thatcher) and Rachel Meyer; and grandchildren Jesse Toews, Kyle, Dylan and Devan Meyer, and Megan Sequana.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 5, 2016 - 1:26pm
Sunita Vohra, 77, died Dec. 4, 2016, at 8:40 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. Sunita was born July 17, 1939, in Amritsar, India, to the late Puran and Roop (Rani) Kaura. On June 2, 1956, she married Ramesh Vohra who survives in Bluffton.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 3, 2016 - 3:14pm
Ronald Lee Friesen, 77, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. He was born on March 2, 1939, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Jacob D. and Hilda Marie (Neufeld) Friesen. On June 2, 1961 he married Phyllis Sawatzky and she survives.
Bluffton High School graduate, also worked at Mennonite Memorial Home
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 1, 2016 - 10:54am
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.