Posted by Fred Steiner on February 9, 2016 - 9:33pm
Josephine Melvina Cheney, 85, died Feb. 9, 2016, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Josephine was born Aug. 7, 1930 in Beaverdam to the late Thomas and Gertrude (Meeks) White. In December 1946, she married Earl K. Cheney Sr. who preceded her in death in July 2001.
Josephine had worked in the laundry department at Richland Manor. She had also worked at ExCello-Airfoil Textron and Triplett Corp., both of Bluffton. She attended Rockport United Methodist Church.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 7, 2016 - 7:50pm
Katherine V. Parkins, 97, died 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 2016, at Richland Manor, Bluffton. She was born Sept. 3, 1918 in Elk, Wash., to August and Glenna Payne Steegman. On Aug. 4, 1937, she married William H. Parkins who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1981.
Katherine graduated from Liberty Benton High School in 1936. In 1939, she and her husband moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where she took a job at a sewing factory, sewing gowns and costumes for the Hollywood stars while her husband worked at Douglas Aircraft.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 6, 2016 - 1:16pm
Etta Jo Huber, 86, died Feb. 5, 2016, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Circleville to Joliffe B. and Irene (Osborne) Maynard. On Jan. 21, 1951, she married Dale L Huber, and he survives near Bluffton.
Etta graduated from Commercial Point High School in 1946 and Office Training School, Columbus in 1947. She enjoyed raising her family, being a farm wife, and helping run the family business, Specialty Foods of Ohio, that she co-owned with her husband for 20 years before retiring in 1990.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 28, 2016 - 3:55pm
Sherrill Dean Burkholder, 74, of Commerce, Mich., and formerly of Bluffton, Ohio died Jan. 27, 2016, at his residence. Sherrill was born Feb. 15, 1941 in Bluffton, to the late Vernon and Viola (Garmatter) Burkholder. On Aug. 31, 1962, he married Bernadine '"Bea" Mullett Burkholder who survives.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 27, 2016 - 4:18pm
Sherrill Burkholder, 74 of Commerce, Michigan and formerly of Bluffton passed away Jan. 27, 2016, at his residence in Commerce. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 26, 2016 - 2:45pm
Steven Darrel Bronson, 63, of Celina and formerly of Bluffton died Jan. 25, 2016, at 5:59 p.m. at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. Steven was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Bluffton to the late Fred and Doris (Lamb) Bronson, Jr.
Steven retired from Eaton Corp. in Van Wert as a machinist and had also worked at Crown Equipment.