April 19, 2014

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Don Moser was a retired corporate pilot for Dana Corp.

Donald L. Moser, 63, of Liberty Center and formerly of Bluffton, died Dec. 19, 2013, at Toledo Hospital.  He was born April 9, 1950, in Bluffton to Harvey L. and Betty A. (Spallinger) Moser. On June 6, 1970, he married Janelle Miller and she survives.


Funeral arrangements for Velma Kingsley are incomplete

Velma K. Kingsley, 97, died Dec. 20, 2013, at Willow Ridge - Frieda House, Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Claude Boyer, retired Grace Mennonite pastor, was a volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages

Claude F. Boyer, 84, of Bluffton died at 5:50 a.m., Dec. 17, 2013, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Quakertown, Pa., to the late Marcus and Reda Meck Boyer. On June 29, 1952, he married Mary Maust and she survives.

Boyoer was a retired Mennonite minister. He served at Deep Run Mennonite Church, Bedminster, Pa., First Mennonite Church, Sugarcreek, First Mennonite Church, Reedley, Calif., and Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora.


Lois Baxter was retired Columbus Grove teacher

M. Lois Baxter, 87, died Dec. 17, 2013 at St. Rita's Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf. She was born June 26, 1926 in McCutchenville, Ohio, to the late Roy Calvin and May (Powell) Simpson. On June 20, 1948, she married James D. Baxter and he survives.

Lois retired in 1985 from teaching physical education and English at Columbus Grove High School. She had also taught at Morenci Public Schools, Morenci, Mich., and Anthony Wayne Local Schools, Whitehouse, Ohio. 


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Claude Boyer

Claude F. Boyer, 84, of Bluffton died at 5:50 a.m. Dec. 17, 2013 at the Mennonite Memorial Home. Bluffton. 

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


Harold Bruhn 1924-2013

Harold B. Bruhn, Indianapolis, Ind., died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

Mr. Bruhn of Indianapolis, Ind., and formerly of Dayton, was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Kiel, Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents Christian and Hertha Bruhn, brother, Arnold Bruhn, and grandson, Janson Bruhn.


Evelyn Steiner was retired after teaching 29 years in Bluffton school system

Evelyn M. Steiner, 93, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born Oct. 13, 1920 in Kingsport, Tenn., to the late Kinder and Elsie (Johnson) Mitchell. On Nov. 1, 1941, she married Charles H. Steiner and he died July 2, 1994.

She retired from teaching after 29 years in the Bluffton and Beaverdam School systems.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, where she was very active in the United Methodist Women, a lay leader, choir member, Methodist Conference. She was also a member of Alpha Gamma and Bluffton College Phi Beta Kappa. 


"Gene" Zimmerly had retired after working 40 years with Allen County Engineer's Office

Glenn Eugene "Gene" Zimmerly, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at 1:05 a.m. at Richland Manor, Bluffton, Ohio.

He suffered a stroke 19 years ago and stayed home for 16 ½ years then spent the last 2 ½ years at Richland Manor.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1936, in Allen County, Ohio to Glenn L. and Helen J. (Allstetter) Zimmerly, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 25, 1955 he married Carolyn Joyce McElwain and she survives in Lima.


Rosalie Spallinger 1929-2013

Rosalie M. Spallinger, 84, died Dec. 4, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born June 29, 1929, in Lima to the late Daniel and Lilian (Bedford) Clifton. She married Harold Spallinger and he died April 12, 2013.

She retired from RCA Corporation, Findlay, and had previously worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton.  

Survivors include two sons Lynn (Glenda) Spallinger of Pandora, George (Kathy) Spallinger of Findlay, Ill.; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and six step great grandchildren.


Myrna Engelhardt was co-owner of Englehardt Landscaping


Myrna A. Engelhardt, 71, of Bluffton died at 2:55 pm Dec. 3, 2013, at the Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. She was born March 8, 1942, in Wapakoneta to the late Ned K. and Mary E. Harshbarger Krapf. On March 10, 1962 she married David Engelhardt and he survives.