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G. Louise Drury 1921-2021

G. Louise Drury, 99, of Sebring, Florida and formerly of Bluffton passed away July 23, 2021 at her residence in Sebring, Florida. Louise was born December 30, 1921 in Burnet, Texas to the late Lester and Ethel (Ruggley) Durck. On May 21, 1938 she married Jason Lyle Drury who preceded her in death on June 26, 1999.

Louise was a homemaker and also had worked at Ward's Department Store in Lima. She was a member of the Sebring Church of the Nazarene in Sebring, Florida. Louise enjoyed crocheting, knitting and painting.

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Linda Sullivan was a 4-H advisor for 30 years

Linda Marie Sullivan, 74, passed away July 22, 2021, at Lima Memorial Health System. Linda was born January 14, 1947, in Bluffton to the late Donald and Nellie (Ridge) Harris. On April 16, 1966, she married her high school sweetheart, Charles "Chuck" Sullivan.

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Esther Spar was a Beaverdam HS graduate

Esther M. Spar, 97 died July 16, 2021 at Otterbein-Cridersville Nursing Home. She was born November 12, 1923 in Beaverdam to the late Walter M. and Luella M. (Steiner) Hochstettler. On July 19, 1945, she married Donald D. Spar and he passed away September 3, 2019.

Esther was a graduate of Beaverdam High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Evangelical and Reformed Church where she participated in the Builder's Class and sang in the choir.

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Ray Graves was a member of the Citadel Basketball Team, "The Blitz Kids"

Ray A. Graves, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his residence. Ray was born on January 15, 1938 in Vinton County near Ray, Ohio to the late Otis and Clara (Thacker) Graves.

Ray is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda (Parish) Graves of Pandora; two sons, David (Karen) Graves of Mansfield, Ohio, Tim Graves of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a grandson, David Sean Graves of Colorado Springs, a sister Joanne (Larry) Stevens of Chillicothe, Ohio; a brother, Claude (Georgene) Graves of Blacklick, Ohio and a sister-in-law, Julie Huwer Graves of St Mary’s, Ohio.

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Chassity Gallant was a first grade teacher

Chassity Lynn Gallant, 48, of Tallahassee, Florida and formerly of Bluffton passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2021 at her residence. Chassity was born September 16, 1972 in Lima to Michael and Robin (Williams) Romick. On November 11, 1995 she married Dennis Gallant who survives.

Chassity graduated from Bluffton High School and later received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Bluffton College. She was a first grade teacher at Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy, Florida. Chassity enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Funeral arrangements pending for Chassity Gallant

Chassity L. Gallant, 48, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2021 at her residence in Bainbridge, Georgia.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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