Obituaries

Posted on October 30, 2014

Sharon K. Beechler, 73

Sharon K. Beechler, 73,  of rural Bluffton, passed away on Tuesday evening at her residence. Sharon was born July 11, 1941, in Wells County to Everett N. and Ruth L. (Radenbaugh) Johnson. She was a 1959 graduate of...

Posted on October 29, 2014

Alice E. Gephart, 73

Alice E. Gephart, 73, of Bluffton, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Alice was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Bluffton to George Hiester and Marcella Ladig Hiester. She married Jesse A....

Posted on October 29, 2014

Anthony Maller, 37

Anthony Joseph “A.J.” Maller, 37, of rural Bluffton, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the First Church of Christ in Bluffton with Larry...

Posted on October 29, 2014

James ‘Jim’ Schriver, 73

James E. “Jim” Schriver, 73, of Bluffton and formerly of Nottingham Township, Wells County, passed away at 9:31 p.m. Oct. 27, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Jim was born Feb. 23, 1941, in Elyria, Ohio, the...

Posted on October 29, 2014

Sharon K. Beechler, 73

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Sharon K. Beechler, 73, of rural Bluffton, who died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Posted on October 28, 2014

Aileen Mertz, 97

Aileen Mertz, 97, of Bryant, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. Aileen was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Adams County to Estel and Orpha Marshall Johnson. She married Dale Leonard Mertz...

Posted on October 28, 2014

Alice E. Gephart, 73

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin–Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Alice E. Gephart, 73, who died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Posted on October 27, 2014

Phyllis K. Johnson, 89

Phyllis K. Johnson, 89, of Ossian, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2014, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 22, 1925, in Zanesville, to Tom and Murlie Walker Chaney, she married Nolan G....

Posted on October 27, 2014

Clarence Dearduff, 71

Clarence Wayne “Duffy” Dearduff, 71, of Dunkirk and formerly of Montpelier, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Jay County Hospital in Portland. He was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Muncie. He married Martha Sue Pettigrew...

Posted on October 27, 2014

Aileen Mertz, 97

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Aileen Mertz, 97, of Bryant, who died Sunday, Oct. 26, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Posted on October 24, 2014

Jack D. Buzzard, 92

Jack D. Buzzard, 92, of Warren, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. He was born Aug. 5, 1922 in Warren. He married Martha Shoemaker on Nov. 4, 1922, in Warren. He is survived by six...

Posted on October 23, 2014

William F. Jesse, 84

William F. Jesse, 84, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne April 28, 1930, Bill was a proud member of the United States...

Posted on October 23, 2014

Dorothy L. ‘Dot’ Kipfer, 79

Dorothy L. “Dot” Kipfer, 79, of Bluffton, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born on April 28, 1935, in Wells County, to Samuel M. and Mary E. Reinhard Baumgartner, she...

Posted on October 23, 2014

Carol Ann Timmons, 50

Carol Ann (Walburn) Timmons, 50, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. Born in Bluffton on Oct. 4, 1964, to Bob and Martha (Heller) Walburn, Carol married Tim Timmons...

Posted on October 22, 2014

Kevin S. McClanahan, 56

Kevin S. McClanahan, 56, of Bluffton, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2014, at his residence. He was born on March 13, 1958, in Chicago Heights, Ill., to Richard McClanahan and Helen Storm McClanahan. His...

Posted on October 22, 2014

Paul Arnold Eaton, 76

Paul Arnold Eaton, 76, of Peru, passed away at 1:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1937, in Ridgeley, W.V. to Clayton Roy and Virginia (Leasure) Eaton. On Sept. 6, 1964, he married Mary...

Posted on October 22, 2014

Carol A. Timmons, 50

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Carol A. Timmons, 50, of Monroe, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

Posted on October 22, 2014

William F. Jesse, 84

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for William F. Jesse, 84, of Ossian, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Posted on October 21, 2014

Vicki Macy, 58

Vicki Petty Macy, 58, of Linn Grove, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. She was born to Charles and  Mary Jane LeGrand Petty Dec. 10, 1955, in Big Springs, Texas. She married...

Posted on October 20, 2014

Phyllis A. Dotterer, 85

Phyllis A. Dotterer, 85, Bluffton, passed away at 5:22 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Christian Care Retirement Community. Born May 25, 1929 in Adams County to Joseph E. and Sophia (Isch) Gerber, she married Paul E....

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