Obituaries

Posted on July 30, 2015

Alma Coldiron, 82

Alma Coldiron, 82, formerly of Ossian, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday evening, July 28, 2015, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Bledsoe, Ky., Dec. 27, 1932, to Grant and Lona Blanton Jackson, she...

Posted on July 30, 2015

Bonnie L. Fulton, 83

Bonnie Lee (Pursifull) Fulton, 83, of Hummelstown, Pa.,  and a longtime resident of Bluffton, passed away peacefully with family by her side Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in the Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa. She...

Posted on July 30, 2015

Robert F. ‘Bob’ Shepard, 88

Robert Frederick “Bob” Shepard, 88, Royal Center, passed away at 10:07 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Woodbridge Health Campus. Born Oct. 21, 1926, in Bluffton, he was the son of Leon and Eva Shepard. On Dec. 22,...

Posted on July 30, 2015

Kay T. Nusbaumer, 64

Kay T. Nusbaumer, 64, of Keystone, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. He was born March 1, 1951, in Wells County. He married Sybil (Anderson) Nusbaumer Aug. 7, 1995, in Pigeon Forge,...

Posted on July 28, 2015

Joann S. Cline, 74

Joann S. “Jo” Cline, 74, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Whitestone Community in Greensboro, N.C. Jo was born in Bluffton and moved to North Carolina in 1948. She lived most of her life in...

Posted on July 28, 2015

David M. Sweat, 34

David Michael Sweat, 34, of Bluffton, was killed as the result of an auto accident Saturday, July 25, 2015. David was born in Victoria, Texas, Nov. 29, 1980, to James L. Sweat and Holly M. Lindemann Sweat...

Posted on July 28, 2015

Virginia L. Hacker, 92

Virginia L. Hacker, 92, of Huntington, died at 10:48 a.m. Thursday (July 23, 2015) at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1922, in Wabash County to Burl Haskett and Elizabeth Binkerd Haskett. She...

Posted on July 27, 2015

Tonia L. Valenzuela, 21

Tonia L. Valenzuela, 21, of Bluffton passed away Saturday morning, July 25, 2015, in Adams County as a result of an automobile accident. Tonia was born on June 28, 1994, in Huntington to Robert G. “Bobby”  and Tammy...

Posted on July 25, 2015

Pauline ‘Polly’ F. Binegar, 76

Pauline “Polly” Faye Binegar, 76, of Warren, died Wednesday, July 22, at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born March 19, 1939, in Wayne County, Ohio. She married Gerald E. Binegar July 20, 1972, in Bluffton;...

Posted on July 25, 2015

Catherine S. Wise, 101

Catherine Stallsmith Wise, 101, of Hartford City, died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Bridgewater Centre in Hartford City. She was born February 23, 1914, in Blackford County. She married Lester A. Wise Dec. 22, 1934,...

Posted on July 25, 2015

Marvin E. Zeller, 75

Marvin E. Zeller, 75, of Warren, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. He was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Huntington. He married Rosemary Haupthof April 21, 1962; she survives in Warren. He is...

Posted on July 25, 2015

Mark Hunt, 55

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Mark Hunt, 55, of Marshfield, Mo., and formerly of Bluffton, who died Friday, July 24, 2015.

Posted on July 24, 2015

Harold R. Gaskill, 60

An obituary that ran Thursday should have identified Mr. Gaskill’s mother as Ruth C. (Gaskill) Miller. Mr. Gaskill died Tuesday, July 21, in Fort Wayne.

Posted on July 24, 2015

Alberta M. Bennett, 92

Alberta M. Bennett, 92, of Upland, formerly of Montpelier, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at IU Health Blackford Hospital in Hartford City. She was born May 26, 1923, in Blackford County. She married Harvey C. “Pug”...

Posted on July 23, 2015

Robert E. Foster, 92

Robert E. Foster, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. He was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Bluffton to the late George and Ruth Foster. He served in the U.S. Army and later attended an Honor Flight which...

Posted on July 23, 2015

Harold R. Gaskill, 60

Harold R. Gaskill, 60, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Fort Wayne with his wife and daughters by his side.  He was born Jan. 9, 1955, in Hartford City to Harry Gaskill and Ruth Carroll (Nuckols) Miller. He...

Posted on July 23, 2015

Alice A. Honegger, 102

Alice A. Honegger, 102, of Bluffton, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 22, 2015, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. Alice was born Dec. 30, 1912, in Adams County to Fred and Emma Aeschliman...

Posted on July 23, 2015

Jack W. Uptgraft, 81

Jack W. Uptgraft, 81, of Bluffton, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2015, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Born in Petroleum on Sept. 24, 1933, to Wayne and Elizabeth (Lash) Uptgraft, Jack married Janice Houchin...

Posted on July 23, 2015

Michelle C. Michael, 57

Michelle C. Gobernatz Michael, 57, of Bryant and with family in Wells County, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Blackford County.  She was born Sept. 27, 1957, in England. She married Thomas A. Michael Feb. 27, 2005,...

Posted on July 23, 2015

Jean Osborn, 67

Services for Martha “Jean” Osborn will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Goodwin-Cale and Harnish Memorial Chapel. Calling hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Osborn, 67, of...

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