Obituaries

Posted on May 26, 2015

Gary W. Jones, 67

Gary Wayne Jones, 67, of Warren, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. He was born Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1947, in Bluffton. He married Suellen Smith Jones March 22, 1969, in Huntington...

Posted on May 22, 2015

Betty Jane (Helms) Collins, 91

Betty Jane (Helms) Collins, 91, of Marion, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born June 11, 1923, in Poneto. She married Franklin Marion Collins; he preceded her in...

Posted on May 19, 2015

James R. Palmer, 45

James R. Palmer, 45, of Bluffton, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, May 15, 2015, at his residence in Bluffton. James was born Aug. 10, 1969, in West Virginia to James Roy Palmer Sr. and Alice Mae (Adkins)...

Posted on May 19, 2015

Alonna R. Spencer, infant,

Alonna Rani Spencer, 7 months old, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Alonna was born Oct. 16, 2014, in Indianapolis, a daughter of Peter R. Hurraw and Misty...

Posted on May 19, 2015

James D. Bailey Sr., 80

James Duane Bailey Sr., 80, of rural Geneva, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born Thursday, Jan. 3, 1935, in Geneva. He married Mary Ann Gogg on Saturday, Dec. 29, 1951, in Portland; she...

Posted on May 19, 2015

N. Kenneth Warner, 71

N. Kenneth “Kenny” Warner, 71, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Hartford City. He was born in Fort Wayne June 26, 1943, to Norbert Kenneth Warner and Adolene (Frazier) Warner-Woolard. His...

Posted on May 19, 2015

Carolyn E. Taylor, 56

Carolyn E. Taylor, 56, of Montpelier, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at her residence. She was born Wednesday, March 11, 1959, in Jay County. Carolyn attended Pennville Schools. She will be greatly missed by her...

Posted on May 18, 2015

George H. Patrick, 94

George H. Patrick, 94, of Berne, and a long-time resident of Monroe, died at 9:32 a.m. Sunday, May 17, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Zanesfield, Ohio, to Pearl and Daisy Marie...

Posted on May 18, 2015

James D. Bailey Sr., 80

Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva for James D. Bailey Sr., 80. Mr. Bailey, of Nottingham Township in Wells County, died Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Posted on May 18, 2015

J. Elaine Ferguson, 77

J. Elaine Ferguson, 77, of Warren, formerly of Van Buren, died Saturday, May 16, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. She was born Saturday, Aug. 14, 1937, in Vanceburg, Ky. She married David W. Ferguson Nov. 3, 1957 in New...

Posted on May 18, 2015

James R. Palmer Jr., 45

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton for James R. Palmer Jr., 45, of Bluffton, who died unexpectedly Friday, May 15, 2015, at his home.

Posted on May 18, 2015

Carolyn Taylor, 56

Arrangements are pending at Walker & Glancy Funeral home in Montpelier for Carolyn Taylor, 56, who died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at her home.

Posted on May 16, 2015

Dr. William C. Wilson, 90

William C. Wilson, Ph.D., 90, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was born April 12, 1925, in Glasford, Ill., and he graduated from Glasford High School before joining the Navy Air Corps Jan. 12, 1943. He served...

Posted on May 15, 2015

Emery ‘Bud’ Gates, 88

Emery “Bud” Gates, 88, of Bluffton, formerly of Largo, Fla., and Bethel Park, Penn., died peacefully May 11, 2015. Born in Presto, Penn. Feb 2, 1927, to the late Emery John and Anna Kutka Gates, he was preceded in...

Posted on May 15, 2015

Gladys H. Crump, 94

Gladys H. Crump, 94, of Bluffton, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton. Gladys was born June 12, 1920, in Wausau, Wis., to Frank and Ida (Kuntz) Tremel. On April 3,...

Posted on May 15, 2015

Truman Baumgartner, 88

Truman Baumgartner, 88, of Bluffton, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Thursday morning, May 14, 2015, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton. He was born July 22, 1926, in Adams County, to John B. Baumgartner and Mary Gehring...

Posted on May 14, 2015

Gladys H. Crump, 94

Arrangements are pending at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton for Gladys H. Crump, 94, of Bluffton. She died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.

Posted on May 14, 2015

Henrietta Goetz, 94

Henrietta Marie Rasmus Goetz, 94, passed away April 22, 2015, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. Married to Edward J. Goetz 71 years ago Oct. 8, 1943, “Henri” enjoyed a full life, enriched by the...

Posted on May 14, 2015

Truman Baumgartner, 88

Arrangements are pending at the Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton for Truman Baumgartner, 88, of Bluffton. He died Thursday morning, May 15, 2015, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.

Posted on May 13, 2015

Kenneth Max Newhard, Evelyn L. Clowser Newhard,

Gravesdie services for Kenneth Max Newhard and Evelyn L. Clowser Newhard will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Ossian. Kenneth Max Newhard, Plantersville, Texas, passed away March 16,...

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