Obituaries

Posted on November 26, 2014

Thomas R. Beeks, 66

Thomas R. Beeks, 66, of Poneto, passed away at 5:19 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. Thomas attended Huntington Township High School. He had worked as a master mechanic for the railroad, as a well...

Posted on November 26, 2014

Richard F. Thompson, 71

Richard F. Thompson, 71, of Geneva, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Ossian Health & Rehabilitation Center in Ossian. He was born April 27, 1943, in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his brother, Thomas T. Thompson of...

Posted on November 25, 2014

Maxine L. Spaid, 101

Maxine L. Spaid, 101, of Bluffton, passed away at 3:13 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton. She was born Aug. 8, 1913, in Markle, to Sylvester and Rose Alshouse Lesh. She was a graduate...

Posted on November 24, 2014

Hildegard L. Graft, 98

Hildegard L. Graft, 98, of Ossian, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 4, 1916, in Adams County to the late Christ and Lydia (Schaper) Wente. In her...

Posted on November 24, 2014

Beverly S. Hollar, 78

Beverly Sue Hollar, 78, of Bryant, Penn Township, Jay County, passed away at 8:08 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at her residence in Fiat. She was born Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1936, in Delaware County. She married Bobby...

Posted on November 24, 2014

Linda Holman, 77

Linda (Heyerly) Holman, 77, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Decatur, Linda worked with Lincoln Life for 37 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of New Horizon...

Posted on November 24, 2014

Grace Napier, 85

Grace Napier, 85, of Bluffton, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 23, 2014, at Signature Health Care in Bluffton. Born in Harlan County, Ky., May 28, 1929, to John and Ludie (Wynn) Vaughn, she married Dillard Napier in...

Posted on November 24, 2014

Alyce J. Baker, 85

Alyce J. Baker, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Coldwater, Mich. Survivors include her husband, Bob Baker of Coldwater, who is a former Bluffton resident. No services are planned. The Dutcher Funeral Home in...

Posted on November 21, 2014

Mary Eileen “Mate” Betz, 93

Mary Eileen “Mate” Betz, 93 of Bluffton passed away at 2:08 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Signature Health Care in Bluffton. Eileen was born on January 27, 1921 in Rockford, Ohio to Cornelius & Mary Ellen...

Posted on November 21, 2014

Carol Adams, 74

Carol Shoup Adams, 74, of Grand Ledge, Mich., passed away in Lansing, Mich., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, after a short illness. Carol was born July 2, 1940, the daughter of Robert and Mary Shoup. A 1958 graduate of...

Posted on November 21, 2014

Mary L. Isnogle, 96

Mary L. Isnogle, 96, of Ossian, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. She was born July 8, 1918, in St. Marys, Ohio to the late Thomas and Emma (Trefz) Hedrick.  She worked as a homemaker...

Posted on November 21, 2014

Lorene E. ‘Peg’ Stieglitz, 93

Lorene Elizabeth “Peg” Stieglitz, 93, of Bluffton, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 20, 2014, in Kokomo. Born Nov. 2, 1921, in Adams County, to Daniel O. and Sarah L. (Tonner) Kehrn, she married Robert High Sept....

Posted on November 21, 2014

Mary E. Betz, 93

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Mary E. Betz, 93, of Bluffton, who died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Signature Health Care in Bluffton.

Posted on November 20, 2014

Phyllis Jean Lewis Prible, 82

Phyllis Jean Lewis Prible peacefully passed away at the age of 82 on Friday, Nov. 14, as the sun was rising in Malvern, Pa. She was surrounded by her family at her home of 47 years in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She...

Posted on November 20, 2014

Max R. Dawson, 76

Max R. Dawson, 76, Bluffton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 22, 1938, in Huntington County to Ira Glen and Goldie Madeline Weaver Dawson. Max married Jacqueline M. “Jackie”...

Posted on November 20, 2014

Lorene Stieglitz, 93

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Lorene “Peg” Stieglitz, 93, of Bluffton, who died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Kokomo.

Posted on November 19, 2014

Donald T. McAfee, 74

Donald Terry McAfee, 74, of Ossian, was taken home by Jesus Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1940, he was a son of the late Donald E. and Lora M. (Ellingwood) McAfee. He worked as an over...

Posted on November 19, 2014

Shirley June Rusher, 78

Shirley June Rusher, 78, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Montpelier, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Blackford County. She married Dr. Merrill Wayne...

Posted on November 19, 2014

Max R. Dawson, 76

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Max R. Dawson, 76, of Bluffton, who died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his residence following an extended battle with cancer.

Posted on November 18, 2014

Melodie Housholder, 55

Melodie A. Houshoulder, 55, of Bluffton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at 2:19 p.m., at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Bluffton Feb. 1, 1959, she was the daughter of Ray and Delores (Wedler) Lowe; her...

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