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Obituaries

Richard D. Garmatter was 85

Richard D. Garmatter, 85, of Bluffton passed away on June 14, 2024 at his residence.  Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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Gertrude "Trudy" Baber worked for Triplett Corporation

Gertrude "Trudy" Baber, 102, passed away June 6, 2024, at the Mennonite Memorial Home. 

Gertrude was born March 30, 1922 in Allen County, to Roy and Margurite (Gunther) Laws who preceded her in death. On June 12, 1941 she married Samuel Baber who preceded her in death on August 29, 1997. 

Trudy graduated from Lima South High School and retired from Triplett Corporation in Bluffton. She was a member of the First Missionary Church in Bluffton and the Bluffton Senior Citizens. She also was active at Ebenezer Mennonite Church of Bluffton. Trudy enjoyed volunteering her time at Bluffton Hospital, the Et Cetera Shop and the Hilty Memorial Home. 

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Jameson Businger was a chef

Jameson "Spank" Edward Anthony Businger, 38, passed away May 28, 2024.  Jameson was born November 15, 1985 in Bluffton to Robert and Mary Ann (Parkins) Businger. 

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Diana E. Walters was a beautician

UPDATED MAY 27

Diana E. Walters, 76, passed away May 24, 2024, at the Mennonite Memorial Home.

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Andrew D. Sommers worked for East of Chicago Pizza

Andrew D. Sommers, 38, passed away May 24, 2024 at his residence.  Andrew was born November 8, 1985 in Cincinnati to William and Diana (Shea) Sommers. 

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Jane E. Benroth was an LPN

Jane E. Benroth, 83, passed away May 22, 2024 at Willow Ridge - Frieda House, Bluffton.  ane was born March 2, 1941 in Bluffton to the late Daniel and Margaret (Hutchinson) Alspach. On May 5, 1961 she married Richard Dale Benroth who preceded her in death on March 13, 2016. 

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