Posted by Fred Steiner on November 18, 2016 - 11:42am
Milton Weida Schutz, 92, died Nov. 17, 2016, at 10:13 a.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Milton was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Pandora to Hiram and Lucille (Weida) Schutz who preceded him in death. On Sept. 22, 1962, he married Barbara Stedke Schutz who survives in Pandora.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 9, 2016 - 3:33pm
Doris Gene Hamman, 93, died Nov. 9, 2016, at Willow Ridge-Frieda House of Mennonite Home Communities, Bluffton.
Doris was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Allen County to the late Calvin and Huldah (Badertscher) Garmatter. On April 4, 1948, in Torre Pellice, Italy, she married Robert C. Hamman and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2002.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 7, 2016 - 3:50pm
Marilyn Hart, 85, died Nov. 6, 2016, at her residence. Marilyn was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Allen Park, Michigan, to the late Harry and Helen (Nonnamaker) Moore. On March 17, 1951, she married William Hart who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2006.
Marilyn retired from Lee County Transit in Ft. Myers, Florida, had worked at Ex-Cello Corporation, Bluffton, and also owned and operated with her husband, Bill's Country Butcher Shop. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton and was a graduate of Bluffton High School.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 4, 2016 - 1:17pm
Ralph Steiner, Jr., 92 died Nov. 3, 2016, at 4:17 a.m. at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Ralph was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Mt. Cory to the late Ralph T. and Joyce (Amstutz) Steiner. On July 6, 1957, he married Beverly Schutz Steiner who survives.
Ralph was a graduate of Mt. Cory High School and was a life-long farmer. He was a past member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, and College First Church of God in Findlay. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Philippines.
She and her husband, Harold, owned Balmer's, women's clothing store; Greg's Pharmacy located there today
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 1, 2016 - 4:11pm
Retired Bluffton business woman Anna Ruth Balmer, 93, of Bluffton, died Oct. 31, 2016, at Maplecrest, Bluffton.
She was born April 30, 1923, in Nappanee, Indiana, to the late Ezra and Anna (Christophal) Mullett. On Dec. 5, 1943, she married Harold Balmer who preceded her in death on April 28, 2012.
Anna was owner and operator of Balmer’s, Bluffton. She was an active member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Anna enjoyed sewing and polka dancing. She designed the outfits used for the Maypole dance during May Day at Bluffton University.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 25, 2016 - 5:05pm
Betty J. Reed, 89, died on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:26 a.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1927, in Kinniconick, Ky., to Ernest and Dorothy (Pell) Rhoden who preceded her in death. Betty married Elvin Reed and he preceded her in death in 1986.
Betty formerly worked for Triplett Corp. of Bluffton, Westinghouse of Lima and prior to her retirement she worked at the Marysville Correctional Facility. Betty was a homemaker. She was a USO volunteer and a member of the Kenton Moose Lodge #428 Ladies Auxiliary.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 23, 2016 - 4:47pm
Kay Miller, 62, of Bluffton, died on Oct. 22, 2016.
She was born on Oct. 23, 1953, in Hilliard, Ohio, to A.C. and Theresa Montgomery, who survive. She married Dave Miller on July 12, 1975, and he survives.
Kay was a graduate of Bethany College. She was very involved in the Bluffton Schools, serving many years as the president of the PTO and later serving many years on the school board.