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James Clifford Davis worked 36 years at Ford plant

James Clifford Davis, 68, of Lafayette, died Feb. 9, 2018, at 8:22 p.m. in his home surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Bryan, Ohio, to Howard and Mary (Barrett) Davis who preceded him in death. On June 30, 1972, he married Agnes (Metheney) Davis who survives.

James graduated from Lima Central Catholic High School, then enlisted in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged, he found employment at Ford's Lima engine plant.


Eileen Basinger was active in several Bluffton organizations

M. Eileen Basinger, 88, died Saturday morning, Jan. 27, 2018, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, Ohio.  She was born on Jan. 4, 1930, to Arthur and Clara (Martin) Unverferth. They both preceded her in death. On April 29, 1950, Eileen married T. Forrest Basinger, and he preceded her in death.


Rosanna Yoder Hostetler 1930 - 2018

Former Bluffton resident Rosanna Yoder Hostetler, 87, died at Brandywine Hall in West Chester, Pa., on Jan. 29, 2018.

Born June 9, 1930, in Elverson, Pa., to John and Anna Yoder, Rose graduated from Goshen College in Goshen, Ind.  Along with her late husband David, she served the Mennonite Church as a missionary in Brazil. She was the manager of Provident Bookstore in Scottdale, Pa., for many years.


Michael G. Parrish 1954 - 2018

Michael G. Parrish, 63, died Jan. 26, 2018, at his residence. Mike was born April 13, 1954, in Derry, Pennsylvania, to the late Harry and Judith (King) Parrish.  On Aug. 24, 1987 he married Nancy (Hart) Parrish who preceded him in death on Jan. 2.

Mike was a senior field representative for Gillig Corporation.

Survivors include a brother, David (Valerie) of Ankeny, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. 

Mike was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffery Parrish.

There will be no service or visitation. 


Glendoris Van Waning 1926 - 2018

Glendoris L. Van Waning, 91, died Jan. 28, 2018, at Lima Memorial Health System. Glendoris was born April 6, 1926, in Bluffton to the late Loren and Nellie (Wood) Althaus.  On Oct. 28, 1945, she married John W. Van Waning who preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1988.

Glendoris was a homemaker and was a member of Lafayette United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed going to Lakeside, playing cards and horses.


Delores Moyer was a middle school special ed teacher at Leipsic for 22 years

Graduated from Cory-Rawson, ONU and held master's degree from BGSU

Delores M. Moyer, 78, died Jan. 22, 2018, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.

Delores was born Dec. 23, 1939, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Waldo and Glenna (Stewart) Hanna who preceded her in death. On June 13, 1965, she married Burl "Jerry" Moyer who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2016.