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Almira Downey was a Beaverdam HS and Ohio Northern University graduate

Almira M. (Moser) Downey, 85, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby, Ohio. She was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Beaverdam to the late Clair and Olof (Karrick) Moser.  On May 28, 1959, she married Russell E. Downey who preceded her in death on June 21, 1990.


"Mike" Laudick 1924-2015

Mervin “Mike” Laudick, 91, of Spring City, Tenn., formerly of Delphos, died on Thursday July 30, 2015, at The Bridge at Rockwood in Rockwood, Tenn.

He was born June 19, 1924, at home in Delphos, to Alfred David and Adelyn Catherine (Reindel) Laudick. Who both preceded him in death. He married Patricia Adams on May 20, 1950; Patricia preceded him in death on April 28, 2003.


Dorothy Gay 1934-2015

Dorothy Lou Gay, 81, died July 30, 2015 at Lima Memorial Hospital.  Dorothy was born July 14, 1934, in Michigan to Allery  and Vera (Verbicht) Rice who preceded her in death.

On Nov. 10, 1956 she married James Gay who preceded her in death on June 13, 2013.
Dorothy had been a homemaker.

Survivors include a son James (Lorraine) Gay of Beaverdam; three daughters Vera (Anthony) Vernell of Delaware, Ohio, Jennifer  (David) Deeds of Lima, Nancy (Steve) Schramm of Beaverdam; 18 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.


Reva Doty was a 1934 Pandora High School graduate

Reva M. Doty, 99, died July 29, 2015, at 3:20 p.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. 

Reva was born May 8, 1916, in Putnam County to the late Joseph and Eva (Perkins) Habegger.  On March 12, 1939, she married Oren Doty who preceded her in death on April 18, 1998.


Reva Doty funeral arrangements incomplete

Reva M. Doty, 99, died July 29, 2015, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. 

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


Dale Wilkins was a U.S. Navy veteran

Dale Edward Wilkins, 72, died July 26, 2015 at, his residence. He was born October 23, 1942, in Kenton. He was raised by his parents Lester and Virginia (Higgins) Wilkins who preceded him in death. On Jan.4, 2002 he married Karen Bowyer Wilkins and she survives.

He was a owner/operator of his own over-the-road semi. He was a member of the OOIDA Trucker's Association and VFW Post 1275, Lima. He was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.


Emmett Todd funeral Aug. 1

Emmett W. Todd, 93, of Baltimore, Maryland, died July 26, 2015. 

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 1, at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Genevieve Fast funeral service rescheduled

The memorial service for Genevieve E. Fast who died May 17, 2015, that was scheduled for Saturday Aug. 1, been re-scheduled. 

The Memorial Service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31, at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Patricia Lehman had operated several antique stores in the area

 Velda "Pat" Patricia (Biederman) Lehman, died July 22, 2015,  at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville, Ky.  She was born July 8, 1933, in Allen County to the late Thomas Edward and Velda Mary (Daughtery) Biederman. She married Keith Evan Lehman and he preceded her in death.

She was a resident of Pandora and more recently of LaGrange, Ky.


Lifelong Bluffton resident, Betty Steiner was a 1939 graduate of Bluffton HS

Betty Cecilia (Reichenbach) Steiner, 94, died at 7:15 a.m. July 23, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.

She was born March 10, 1921, in Bluffton, to David and Lucille (Welty) Reichenbach, who preceded her in death. On April 21, 1957, she married Evan W. Steiner, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1985.