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Jerry Lynn Bassett worked for Elevator Services

Jerry Lynn Bassett, 59, passed away May 18, 2022, at his residence. Jerry was born October 27, 1962 in Lima to the late Robert and Ruth (Thomas) Bassett.  

Jerry graduated from Bath High School and worked at Elevator Services in Beaverdam. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns fan.  Jerry was a jack-of-all trades especially when he was working with metal. He was known for his stubbornness, his willingness to help anyone and his "Jerry-isms."  Most of all, Jerry loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. 

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Marvin M. Millay worked for LensCrafters

Marvin M. Millay, 80, formerly of Independence, KY, passed away May 15, 2022, at 2:25 a.m., under hospice care. 

Marvin was born July 27, 1941 in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Chester and Virginia (Caine) Millay Sr.. On January 30, 1981 he married Lynnita (Swank) Millay who preceded him in death on May 14, 2015. 

Marvin was a graduate of Holy Cross High School in Covington, KY. He started his career working for American Optical in Cincinnati, Ohio; from there he became one of the first employees of LensCrafters, working his way up to Lab Director.

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Bernard W. Baumgartner worked for Ford Motor Company

UPDATED May 16, 2022.

Bernard W. Baumgartner, 92, passed away peacefully in Dayton, Ohio on May 12, 2022.  He was born on July 15, 1929 in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Reno and Viola (Geiger) Baumgartner.  On February 14, 1949 he married Betty J. Busick who preceded him in death. 

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Dorothy Downs worked for Tiffin Glasshouse

Dorothy “Dottie” Downs, age 84 of Bluffton, Ohio and formerly of Sycamore, Ohio died at 6:58 a.m., Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Willow Ridge Nursing Home, Bluffton, Ohio. She was born on January 7, 1938 in Willard, Ohio to Estil and Rosie (Hackworth) Moore. She married Mahlon R. Downs Jr. on November 6, 1954 and he died December 19, 1975.

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May 7 memorial service for Marilyn Bullock

A memorial service for Marilyn Bullock will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Bluffton Presbterian Church, 112 N. Main St.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.

Marilyn passed away on January 21, 2022.  Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Lou Ann Leiber worked for Triplett Corporation

Lou Ann Leiber, 82, passed away April 29, 2022, at her residence. Lou Ann was born April 7, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Charles and Imo (Bowman) Seever. On September 27, 1958 she married Dwain Leiber who survives.

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