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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 20, 2016 - 3:12pm
Carolyn J. Risner, 78, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at noon at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.
She was born on June 1, 1938, in Lima, Ohio, to Claude and Della (Hall) Gullett who preceded her in death. On May 19, 1956, Carolyn married Paul E. Risner and he preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2015.
She was a member of Grace Gospel Church of Ada. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on October 19, 2016 - 3:24pm
Joan Lou (Clymer) Bauman, 84, formerly of Bluffton and Rawson, OH, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in her home in Indianapolis. She was born October 8, 1932 to the late Dale and Grace (Dietz) Clymer.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 17, 2016 - 12:53pm
Twylah Lavon Ludwig, 96, died Oct. 17, 2016, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Twylah was born June 25, 1920, in Bairdstown, Ohio, to the late Arthur and Edna Pearl (Koons) Carnicom. On May 8, 1948, she married Frederick Ludwig who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1975.
Twylah retired from Triplett Corporation, Bluffton after 38 years. She was a member of Bluffton Presbyterian Church. Twylah was a graduate of Bloomdale High School.