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Donald Stark served in Korea

Donald Benjamin Stark, 82, passed away November 10, 2014, at 11:27 p.m. at his residence.  Donald was born January 11, 1932 in Huron, OH, to the late Daniel and Alice (Hopkins) Stark.  On August 14, 1954 he married Marilyn Malott Stark and she survives.


Celebration of Life service for Amy Dunbar Nov. 15

A Celebration of Life service for Amy L. Dunbar who passed away October 30, 2014 will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15,  at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Lima, 875 W. Market Street, Lima.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Arrangements are entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Ara Woolley was a member of Bluffton Senior Citizens

Ara Ellen Woolley, 95, of Rawson died November 4, 2014 at 5:35 a.m. at Bluffton Hospital.  Ara was born November 17, 1918 in McGuffey to the late Charles and Annie Wilson Patterson.  On June 27, 1937 she married Roy L. Woolley and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2000.


Russell Staley served 46 years as a Jackson Township trustee

Russell D. Staley, age 97, died on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at 12:13 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1917 in Jackson Township, Allen County, Ohio to George Washington and Edith Edna (Ackerman) Staley and they preceded him in death.


Amy Lynn Dunbar, 1962-2014

Amy Lynn Dunbar, 52, died Oct. 30, 2014. She was born Jan. 23, 1962, in Lansing, Mich.

She was schooled in and around Detroit and furthered her education at Ohio State University, Lima. Amy was an avid animal lover and intrepid horsewoman. She was proud to be a female cross-country truck driver.  

Survivors include her father, Henry Colin Dunbar of Bluffton; a daughter, Courtney Elizabeth (Andrew) Makin-Caudill of Defiance; a granddaughter, Autumn Leigh Caudill of Defiance, and a grandson, Logan Ray Caudill of Defiance.


Jacqueline Diller was an RN at Bluffton Hospital

Jacqueline "Jackie" K. Diller, 66, died Oct. 30, 2014, at her residence. She was born Nov. 7, 1947, in Toledo to the late Don  and Evelyn (Biede) Spilker. She married Daniel "Dan" J. Diller and he survives.

She was a registered nurse in the OB department of Bluffton Hospital. She was also a Licensed Massage Therapist She was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and Toledo School of Nursing.


Becky Lynn Burns-Reed was a 1975 Ada HS graduate

Becky Lynn Burns-Reed, 57, died at 4:08 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Medical Center, Westerville.

she was born April 29, 1957 in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late A. Chester and Patricia Ann (Woods) Burns. On March 15, 1997, she married Gary L. Reed, who survives in Ada.

She was a 1975 graduate of Ada High School. She had attended Ohio Northern University, and received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University, and received her nursing degree from Owens Community College in Findlay.


Gloria Neuenschwander was a Beaverdam High School graduate

Gloria J. Neuenschwander, 83, of Beaverdam died 6:55 p.m. Oct. 26, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Beaverdam to the late Roy and Florence Walters Beemer.  She married Allison Neuenschwander and he survives.

Shewas a homemaker and had worked at Marimor Industries and Moser Eggs. She was a member of the Beaverdam Church of Christ and was a graduate of Beaverdam High School. 


Marilyn Jean Waltz Shoemaker Sheidler was a Mt. Cory HS graduate

Marilyn Jean Waltz Shoemaker Sheidler, 85, died Oct. 20, 2014, at her residence in Pandora.  She was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Mt. Cory to the late Levi and Ruth (Niswander) Waltz. She married Ralph Shoemaker who preceded her in death and later married John Sheidler who also preceded her in death.

She worked at Rusco Corp., Pandora, and also Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was a member of Pandora United Methodist Church.  She was a graduate of Mt. Cory High School.


Donavon Jan Conrad worked at Bluffton Stone Co. for one-half a century

Donavon Jan Conrad died on Oct. 22, 2014,  at his home in Findlay.  He was born on April 28, 1938, in Bluffton to the late Donavon Burdette and Ruth Lucille (Dally) Conrad.

He is survived by his wife Leona of 53 years. He is also survived by his three children and their spouses; Jon Randall (Lorie) of Mountain View, Wy., Canda Sue (John) Rooney of Sedona, Ariz., and Michael Eric of Grand Blanc, Mich.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; his sister Sharon (Bill) Locke of Bluffton; nieces and a nephew.