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Betty Karhoff was a former Bluffton resident

Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Karhoff, 90, formally of Bluffton, Pandora, and Leesburg, Florida, died on March 4, 2018, at 12:38 pm at Lima Rehab & Nursing Center.

Betty was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Delphos, to Albert and Elnora (Weichart) Schmersal who preceded her in death. On June 7, 1947, she married Alphonse R. Karhoff who preceded her in death on July 31, 1999.

Betty retired from GTE/ Sylvania / Philips, Ottawa, Ohio, in 1983. She enjoyed her retirement in Leesburg, Florida until she returned to Ohio in 2004, to be near her family.


Dorothy Hoffman was a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens Assn.

Dorothy M.  Hoffman, 96, died on March 8, 2018, at 4:30 a.m. at The Heritage House, Findlay.

Dorothy M. was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, to Herbert and Florence (Heydt) Fronheiser who preceded her in death. On June 8, 1946, she married Roger M. Hoffman who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1999.


Bryce Baney worked at Ada Technologies

Bryce R. Baney, 26, died suddenly on March 4, 2018, at Bluffton Hospital. Bryce was born Feb. 23, 1992 in Findlay, Ohio, to R. Tadd and Kimberly (Peters) Baney who survive.

Bryce attended Cory-Rawson High School. He was employed at Ada Technologies Inc. Bryce was a gun enthusiast who enjoyed target shooting and collecting knives.


Dale Dickey was a Bluffton University faculty member and Presbyterian pastor

Memorial service May 11 at Bluffton Presbyterian Church

Dale Dickey, 92, formerly of Bluffton, passed away peacefully at his home in Prior Lake, MN, on February 24.

Preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn (Kerry) Vore Dickey (d. 2013) and daughter, Elizabeth Lacey (d. 2014), Dale was born in Sidney, OH August 1, 1925. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1943, Bluffton College in 1950 (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary in 1952 (M.Div.), and Bowling Green State University (Ph.D.) in 1980.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Elizabeth Karhoff

 Elizabeth L. Karhoff, 90, of Lima, died on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Lima Rehab & Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Service, Bluffton.


Betty R. Steiner was a former Bluffton resident

Former Bluffton resident Betty R. Steiner died Feb. 27, 2018. She was born on Dec. 2, 1925, in Vaughnsville, Ohio, to Annabelle (Clawson) and Clarence Kohli. On April 5, 1947 she married Evan Steiner. He died on Feb. 19, 2017; just a few weeks from their 70th wedding anniversary.

Her children are: Carol (Tom) Bell, Westerville, Ohio/ Hobe Sound, Fla.; Greg (Chris), Hobe Sound, Fla./ Indian River, Mich.; Bob (Patsy), Hobe Sound, Fla./Highlands, N.C. She has eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.