Obituaries

Posted on December 19, 2014

Clinton Elmore Sowards, Jr., 92

Clinton Elmore Sowards, Jr., 92, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., passed away Dec. 13, 2014. He was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Warren, Ohio, to Clinton Elmore Sowards and Laura Lowe Kreigh Sowards. Clint graduated from...

Posted on December 18, 2014

Betty M. Kling, 84

Betty M. Kling, 84, of Yoder, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. She was born April 5, 1930, in Wells County to John Confer and Hazel Rogers Confer. She worked as a homemaker raising her family. She attended...

Posted on December 18, 2014

Edward Harmon Dawson, 82

Edward Harmon Dawson, 82, of Montpelier, died at 1:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the Persimmon Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Portland. Mr. Dawson was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Wells County, to Guy Dawson and...

Posted on December 17, 2014

Earl F. Newnum, 69

Earl F. Newnum, 69, of Bluffton passed away at 7:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born June 6, 1945, in Russell, Ark., to William and Martha Neunum. He married...

Posted on December 17, 2014

Loren Ellenberger, 76

The brother of a Bluffton man, Loren Lee Ellenberger, 76, of Beckley, W.V., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. He was born on July 5, 1938, in Bryant to the late Herman Ellenberger and...

Posted on December 17, 2014

David Robson, 65

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for David Robson, 65, of Bluffton, who died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Posted on December 16, 2014

Ruth M. Crone, 89

Services were held Monday, Dec. 15, in Paulding, Ohio, for Ruth Marie Crone. Mrs. Crone, 89, went to her heavenly home Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Paulding...

Posted on December 16, 2014

Peggy J. Thompson, 75

Peggy J. Thompson, 75 of Bluffton, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Peg was born Sept. 28, 1939 in Bluffton to Milo C. “Mike” and Margaret Cossairt Drabenstot. She...

Posted on December 16, 2014

Earl Newnum, 69

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Earl Newnum, 69, of rural Bluffton, who died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Posted on December 16, 2014

Lyle D. Gilbert, 78

Lyle D. Gilbert, 78, formerly of Union City, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Hospice of Indianapolis. He was born July 16, 1936, in Bluffton, to Paul and Mary D. Dowty Gilbert. Survivors include his wife, Judy...

Posted on December 15, 2014

Martha Edwards, 83

Martha J. (Flanagan) Edwards, 83, of Bluffton, formerly of Winchester, passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.  She was born on June 10, 1931, to Walter S. and Blanch (Burden)...

Posted on December 15, 2014

Harper A. Crispen, infant,

Harper Ann Crispen touched our lives Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. Harper is the daughter of Amanda M. Gatto and Ty E. Crispen of Bluffton.  She is survived by siblings, Desirae Gatto,...

Posted on December 15, 2014

Hazel E. Reed, 86

Hazel Elizabeth Reed, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Hazel was born March 9, 1928, in Grand Rivers, Ky., to Herman and Mary (Culp) Satterfield. She married Richard M. Reed in...

Posted on December 15, 2014

Fr. Robert Traub, 101

Father Robert L. Traub passed away on Dec. 13, 2014 at St. Ann’s Retirement Center, Fort Wayne, where he had been in residence. He was born in Muncie, on Aug. 23, 1913 to Adam and Ann Traub. Fr. Traub was the oldest...

Posted on December 15, 2014

Peggy J. Thompson, 75

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Peggy J. Thompson, 75, of Bluffton, who died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Posted on December 15, 2014

Phyllis Jean Morgan, 68

Phyllis Jean Morgan, 68, of Montpelier, died at 4:55 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at IU Health, Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  She was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Bluffton to John William Clark Jr. and Faith G....

Posted on December 15, 2014

Max Shinholt, 80

Mr. Max E Shinholt, 80, of Van Buren, died Saturday Dec. 13, 2014 at Colonial Oaks Nursing Center.  Max was born Nov. 9, 1934 in Marion to Rudolph and Geraldine (Beal) Green.  Survivors include four sons, Greg...

Posted on December 13, 2014

Hazel E. Reed, 86

Hazel Elizabeth Reed, of Bluffton, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Hazel was born March 9, 1928, in Grand Rivers, Ky., to Herman and Mary (Culp) Satterfield. She married Richard...

Posted on December 13, 2014

Pamela L. Anderson, 58

Pamela L. Anderson, 58, of Bluffton, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at her home. She was born April 19, 1956, in Wells County to James W. Anderson and Donna D. (Scott) Cardin. She graduated from Norwell High School...

Posted on December 12, 2014

Carol Jean Egly, 77

Carol Jean Egly 77, of Burgaw, N. C., passed away Sunday Dec. 7, 2014, at Huntington Health. Carol was born in Wells County on Nov. 29, 1937, the daughter of the late Lloyd Franklin and Mable Marie Keck Egly. She was...

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