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Raymond Spangler 1917-2009

Raymond Spangler

Raymond Francis Spangler, 92, of Bluffton, died Nov. 27, 2009 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Fla.

He was born Nov. 5, 1917, to Glen and Anna McKelvogue Spangler in Des Moines, Iowa. On Nov. 22, 1953, he married Marcene Ransbottom and she survives.

He had worked at the Triplett Corp., Bluffton. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, was a 32nd degree Mason and a 50-year member of the Bluffton Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Dayton, and the Bluffton Senior Citizens. He was a graduate of Bluffton High School and Bliss College, Columbus.

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Gloria Geisheimer 1951-2009

Gloria Geisheimer

Gloria Jane Geisheimer of Bluffton died, on Nov. 28, 2009. She was born Aug. 28, 1951 in Lima, Ohio, to Lowell and Marjorie Standeford, of Ottawa, Ohio. She married Kurt Geisheimer on June 24, 1972 and he survives.

She was a graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School in 1969 and attended her 40th High School Reunion in the summer of 2009. She attended Bowling Green State University.

Her final days were spent using her faith in Jesus Christ as an instrument to witness during her care for breast cancer, which took her life.

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Lonas Frey Jr. 1924-2009

Lonas Frey Jr

Lonas Frey Jr., 85, of Pandora died 4:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 2009 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. He was born in Ottawa to Lonas and Bessie Epley Frey Sr. On January 31, 1949 he married Alice Warkentin and she survives.

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Raymond Spangler 1917-2009

Raymond F. Spangler, 92, of Bluffton, died Nov. 27, 2009, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.

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Mae Baldridge 1929-2009

Mae L. Baldridge, 80, died at 5:43 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at her residence.

She was born May 20, 1929, in Gilboa, the daugther of Paul and Cecile (Miller) Oren. On Jan. 31, 1953, she married E. Curtis Baldridge, and he died in. 16, 1984.

Surviving are three children, Linda (Tom) Moser, Gilboa; Debra Beach, Findlay; and Dr. Ron (Kristin) Baldridge, Gilboa; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline Ginther, Gilboa and Shirley (Bob) Wineberg, Findlay.

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Bella Jean Hopkins, stillborn, Nov. 16

Bella Jean Hopkins, stillborn daughter of Ben Hopkins, Sr., and Beverly Setzer of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died at 8:24 a.m., Nov. 16, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.

Survivors are Ben Hopkins, Sr., and Beverly Setzer, Wapakoneta, a brother, Benjamin Hopkins, Jr., at home; and step sisters Lachen and Hope, Indian Lake, Ohio. She is also survived by numerous other family members.

A private family service will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.

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