Posted by Fred Steiner on January 24, 2017 - 3:50pm
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 23, 2017 - 3:38pm
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 22, 2017 - 6:51pm
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 17, 2017 - 9:25am
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.