JoAnn Bender, 84, of Bluffton died Aug. 22, 2014, at 7:55 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born Sept. 8, 1929, in Fostoria to Clarence and Mildred Seitz Brunn. On Aug. 4, 1948 she married Robert F. Bender and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2011.
Mrs. Bender was the owner of JoAnn's Beauty Shop, Bluffton for over 15 years. She then joined her husband as owners of A-Z Portion Control Meats, Bluffton. She was an active music booster supporter. She was a graduate of Lima Senior High School.