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January 15, 2019

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Stanley Hartman 1960 - 2018

Stanley Allan Hartman, 57, died unexpectedly in his sleep Nov. 3, 2018, at his home in Lincoln, Vermont. He was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on Nov. 9, 1960, one of the seven children of Floyd and Jeannine Hartman. 

As a second generation pipefitter, Stan was a member of the Plumbing Union Local 693 for 38 years.


Jan Goodger was a former teacher at Trinity Lutheran School

Jan Goodger, former part-time teacher at Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, and wife of Arnold Goodger, teacher of Grades 5 and 6 at Trinity from 1979-1986, was died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, after a short illness. 

Janice Louise (Breitenfield) Goodger, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was born on Dec. 21, 1950, in Tomah, Wisconsin, to Victor and Lydia Breitenfield.  She graduated from Luther High School in Onalaska, Wisconsin, in 1969, and from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1974. 


Vicki Watkins was a Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Vicki J. Watkins, 64, died Nov. 9, 2018, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.  Vicki was born Dec. 29, 1953, in Bluffton, to Don and Ilo (VanScoder) Martin who survive. On May 14, 1983 she married Mark Watkins who survives.

Vicki worked in the cafeteria at Pandora-Gilboa High School.  She was a member of the Pandora United Methodist Church.  Vicki enjoyed cooking, camping and was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School. 


Alice Ruth Ramseyer was born in China to missionary parents

Served with her husband as missionaries in Japan

Alice Ruth Pannabecker Ramseyer died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.  She was born in Kai Chow, China, on Sept. 27, 1929, to Mennonite missionaries S. F. “Floyd” and Sylvia (Tschantz) Pannabecker. 

She joined two brothers in the family, Dick Pannabecker (long-time Bluffton resident) and Robert Pannabecker.  The family served on the Kai Chow mission  with the family of Floyd's identical twin Lloyd.


Funeral service for Alice Ruth Ramseyer on Nov. 9

Alice Ruth Ramseyer, 89, of Bluffton, died November 5, 2018, at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  Services will be held at 11a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. 

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. 

Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Willard Brewster was retired from Lima Ford plant and was a farmer

Willard "Will" K. Brewster, 79, died Nov. 1, 2018, at Bluffton Hospital. Will was born July 13, 1939, in Monticello, Kentucky, to the late Clarence and Mary (Troxel) Brewster. On July 2, 1960 he married Janice Triplehorn Brewster who survives.

Will graduated from Cory-Rawson High School and served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne.  He worked at the Lima Ford Engine Plant and was a farmer.