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November 25, 2015

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Nelsy Jane Herbert 1926-2015

Nelsy Herbert died April 29, 2015. She was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Clarksburg, W.V. She was the only child of Delbert and Virginia Hovey, both deceased. She graduated from Clarksburg High School and attended Moore University of Art in Philadelphia,  until she met and married Vernon D. Herbert, Jr.

They married on May 25, 1946, after Vernon completed a tour with the Army. Nelsy was a homemaker and mother.


Cathy Wilkins worked at Triplett and Stratton Greenhouses

Mary Catherine "Cathy" Wilkins, 74, died April 26, 2015, at her residence. She was born March 23, 1941, in Forest to the late Harold and Louettee (Almey) Fox On Nov. 15, 1969, she married Harvey Wilkins who survives.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Triplett Corporation and Stratton Greenhouse both in Bluffton. She was a member of Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed embroidery.


Wilmena Bigelow 1931-2015

Wilmena L. Bigelow, 83, of Bluffton died April 27, 2015, at 7:36 p.m. at her residence. She was born Sept. 28, 1931, in Haviland to Clifford and Margerie Bartels Kent who preceded her in death.

She was a nurses aid and had worked at Helping Hands, St, Rita's Medical Center and Shawnee Manor. She was a member of the Orioles # 173 and Eagles # 370 both of Lima and the Tri-County Family Assembly of God, Bluffton. 


Dorothy Robinson retired to Bluffton in 1987

Dorothy Banks Robinson, 90, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born on Sept. 3, 1924 in Warren, the daughter of the late Russell and Agnes Klingemier Banks.

Following her graduation from Champion High School as the class valedictorian, she worked for several years at the Champion High School and subsequently the Union Savings and Trust Co. 


Ernest Neufeld was a 1954 Bluffton College graduate

Ernest Wiens Neufeld, 82, of Mountain Lake, Minn., died April 13, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. 

Neufeld was born June 12, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., to John T. and Catherine (Wiens) Neufeld.  He grew up in Chicago and graduated from Kelly High school in 1950. 

He attended Bluffton College and graduated in 1954. He continuing at Bethany Theological Seminary, Chicago, and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind. 


Don Luginbuhl served 29 years in the U.S. Army

Don Robert Luginbuhl, 58, died April 9, 2015 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.  He was born June 20, 1956, in Bluffton to Robert and Allene (Stuber) Luginbuhl who preceded him in death. On Sept. 26, 1987, he married Denise (Thompson) Luginbuhl and she survives.


Robert Bassitt was a former LaFayette police chief

Robert E. "Bob" Bassitt Sr., 88, died April 7, 2015, at 8:21 p.m., Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born Oct. 27, 1926 in Beaverdam, to Carl and Mildred (James) Bassitt who preceded him in death.

He married Laura Fay Johnson on Sept. 1, 1947, at the Labor Day Rodeo on horseback in Ada, Ohio.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Don Luginbuhl

Don R. Luginbuhl, 58 died April 9, 2015 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Nancy Dyer born in 1908, lived to be 107 years old

Nancy Jane Dyer, 107, died April 2, 2015, at 5:19 p.m. at  Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born March 6, 1908, in Middlecreek, Ky., to George and Mary Tennessee (Prater) England who preceded her in death. On April 20, 1929, she married Gladys "Glad" Dyer who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1978.


Robert W. Housh 1930-2015

Robert "Bob" W. Housh, 84, died at 7:45 a.m. March 31, 2015, at his residence.He was born Oct. 5, 1930, in LaMoure, N.D., to the late Charles and Dorothy (Witt) Housh. On Dec. 7, 1962, he married Gloria (Bruse) Housh who survives.