Obituaries

Posted on September 18, 2014

Mary Patricia Eisaman, 92

Mary Patricia Eisaman, 92, of Bradenton, Fla. passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at her home. Mary was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Beaverdam, Ky. to Glen and Daphene Woosley. They moved to Gas City in 1922, where she...

Posted on September 18, 2014

John Hough, 76

John J. Hough, 76, of Bryant, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at his residence in Bryant. He was born July 9, 1938, in Adams County. He married Judith Guntle Oct. 28, 1960, in Bryant. Survivors include daughters,...

Posted on September 18, 2014

Naomi V. Mora, 88

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler for Naomi V. Mora, 88, of Redding, Calif., and a former Bluffton resident, who died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif.

Posted on September 18, 2014

Cynthia A. Dull, 51

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Cynthia A. Dull, 51, of Bluffton, who died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at her residence.

Posted on September 17, 2014

Betty Bixler, 90

Betty Bixler, 90, of Geneva, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Woodcrest of Decatur in Decatur. She was born Friday, Oct. 26, 1923, in Huntington. She married Herman J. Bixler Nov. 30, 1947, in...

Posted on September 17, 2014

John D. Hoopingarner, 98

Arrangements are pending at Myers Funeral Home in Markle for John D. Hoopingarner, 98, of West Lafayette and formerly of Markle, who died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Cumberland Pointe Nursing Center.

Posted on September 16, 2014

Robert R. Elzey, 78

Robert R. Elzey, 78, of Uniondale, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. Bob had worked for 44 years, most recently as foreman, at the Legge Elevator in...

Posted on September 16, 2014

Jonathan D. Boyd, 63

Jonathan D. Boyd, 63, of Poneto, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 20, 1950, in Princeton, W.Va. to Dolphus B. Boyd and Bessie Myers Boyd. He married Judy K....

Posted on September 16, 2014

Pastor Kenneth Parsons, 72

Pastor Kenneth W. (Ken) Parsons, 72, of Bluffton, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014,  at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation. He was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Ypsilanti, Mich., to Marshall B. and Virginia Green Parsons. His...

Posted on September 16, 2014

Ruth Shively, 93

Ruth Shively, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. She was born Aug. 8, 1921, to the late Fred and Maria (Scheuman) Doehrman. She worked as a homemaker. Surviving family include her...

Posted on September 15, 2014

Josephine P. Elzey, 91

Josephine P. Elzey, 91, of Bluffton, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne Born in Elwood, she worked for Guide Lamp in Anderson, Meat cutter at A&P in Elwood, Bluebell Jean in...

Posted on September 15, 2014

Nolan Koons, 76

Nolan Dean Koons, 76, Linn Grove, passed away Sept. 14, 2014 in Fort Wayne after a brief illness. He was born to Jacob D. Koons and Jennie Mae (Langston) Koons on April 16, 1938 in Marion. He married Annette Nona...

Posted on September 15, 2014

Burlin L. Beavans, 83

Burlin L. Beavans, 83, of Warren, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. He was born Friday, June 15, 1931, in Wells County Jackson Township. He married Janet Beymer Friday, Nov. 2, 1956, in...

Posted on September 15, 2014

Ken W. Parsons, 72

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler for Ken W. Parsons, 72, of Bluffton, who died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Ossian Health Care.

Posted on September 15, 2014

Jonathan D. Boyd, 63

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Jonathan D. Boyd, 63, of Poneto, who died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Posted on September 15, 2014

Barbara Buckner Kumpf, 91

Barbara Buckner Kumpf, 91, of Cortland, N.Y., passed away Sept. 11, 2014. She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Bluffton to Grace and Franklin Buckner. She graduated from P.A. Allen High School in 1941. She was preceded in...

Posted on September 15, 2014

Eileen A. Hall-Billington, 90

Eileen A. Hall-Billington, 90, of Decatur and formerly of Bluffton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Markle Health Care. Eileen was born April 30, 1924, in Huntington County to Raymond Krieg and Anna Hause...

Posted on September 15, 2014

Mildred L. Lindsey, 98

Mildred L. Lindsey, 98, of Bluffton, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne. Mildred, who was known as “Millie” in her later years, was born Jan. 29, 1916, in Adams County to...

Posted on September 13, 2014

Jeanette M. Barsha, 79

Jeanette M. Barsha, 79, of Gas City, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born June 9, 1935, in Marion. Survivors include her husband, Richard Barsha of Gas City; two...

Posted on September 13, 2014

Dorathea M. Wallace, 86

Dorathea M. Wallace, of Bluffton and born May 5, 1928, died Sept. 9, 2014. There will be a memorial talk at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1 p.m. Sept. 20, 2014. Survivors include one son and four...

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