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Jane E. Funk worked for Chase Bank

Jane E. Funk, 79, passed away March 29, 2023 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.  Jane was born January 9, 1944 in Allen County, Ohio to the late Donald and Thelma (Myers) O'Neil.  On July 12, 1964 she married Glen Funk who preceded her in death on July 29, 2009. 


Thomas Lee Hostetler was a math teacher

Thomas Lee Hostetler, 86, of Leesburg, Florida passed away March 22, 2023, at Lake Port Square in Leesburg, Florida.  Tom was born June 20, 1936 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Chauncey and Ellen (Krabill) Hostetler.  He married Anna Mae Jantzi Hostetler who preceded him in death. 


Rita Mae Plaugher was a bus driver for Bluffton Schools

Rita Mae Plaugher, 80, passed away March 25, 2023 at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Rita was born June 22, 1942 in Lima to the late Edwin and Marcilina (Haselman) Palte.

Rita graduated from Beaverdam High School. She was a school bus driver for Bluffton Schools for 30 years. Rita was a member of St. Gerard's Catholic Church, Lima. She had been a very active member of the Allen County 4-H for over 45 years. Rita was known as "Grandma of 4-H" to many and will be extremely missed. She loved the Cincinnati Reds, gambling, going to the casino and playing cards, especially euchre.

Survivors include six children, Teresa (Doug) Griffith of Lima, Tammy (Chuck) Boughan of Lima, Ed  (Susan) Plaugher of Lima, Cathy (John) Lauck of Lima, Janet (Mike) Burgett of Guntown, Mississippi, Jim (Nicole) Plaugher of Waynesfield; fourteen grandchildren, Katelyn Miller, Jarvae Boughan, Trey Boughan, Sarah Kaufman, Tiffany Gray, Clint Strickland, Randy Plaugher, Whitney Kamm, Dustin Lauck, Charlie Patterson, Greg Patterson, Brittany Dickerson, Levi Plaugher, Megan Eutsler; fifteen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.


Colleen Ann Amstutz worked for Bluffton Hospital

Colleen Ann Amstutz, 87, passed away March 21, 2023 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Colleen was born October 5, 1935 in Van Wert to the late Willis and Helen (Baum) Cummins who preceded her in death. On October 18, 1953 she married Lowell Amstutz who preceded her in death on October 31, 2013. 

Colleen was a 1953 graduate of Bluffton High School and retired from Bluffton Hospital where she was a medical transcriptionist for 30 years. She was a life-member of the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton. Colleen enjoyed knitting, sewing and especially spending time with her grandchildren.


Jennifer R. High was a homemaker

Jennifer R. High, age 32, passed away March 11, 2023, at 5:52 p.m., at her residence. Jennifer was born March 12, 1990 in Lima, OH, to Chris J. and Tammie G. (Lewis) High.

Jennifer is survived by her father, Chris J. (Jean Setser) High Sr. of Columbus Grove, OH, her life partner, Cody King of Lima, OH, her daughter, Emma King of Lima, OH, a brother, Christopher High Jr. of Columbus Grove, OH, a sister, Laura (Justin Veit) High of Columbus Grove, OH, a niece, Natalie Veit and 3 nephews: Blaike, Cameron and Chad Veit, special aunts: Freda, Debbie, Tina, Karen and Eva. She was preceded in death by her mother, Tammie High and a niece, Autumn Veit.


Joan Parker Montgomery worked at Mennonite Memorial Home

Joan Parker Montgomery, 75, passed away March 17, 2023, at Bridge Hospice Care Center of Findlay.

Joan was born September 16, 1947 in St. Mary's, to Bernie L. and N. Jane (Rader) Parker who preceded her in death. She was married to Jerry Wieman; and on September 6, 1975 she married Gene Montgomery who survives.