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Obituaries

Posted on March 5, 2015

Rose M. Bates, 78

Rose Marie “Ree” Bates, of Bluffton passed away at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Bluffton April 14, 1936, to Augustus Leimgruber and Pansy (Nuding)...

Posted on March 5, 2015

Jean E. Kieser, 87

Jean E. Kieser, 87, of Meadows, formerly of Bloomington, Ill., passed away at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community where she had been a resident. Jean was born Nov. 17,...

Posted on March 5, 2015

Case B. Maller, infant,

Case Bradley Maller died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his parents, Mark R. and Stacy L. (Troxel) Maller, of Craigville; grandparents Bob and Kim Maller, of Bluffton;...

Posted on March 4, 2015

Beulah M. Parrish, 96

Beulah Mildred Parrish, age 96, died peacefully in her sleep Friday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2015, at The Woodcrest Retirement Center, in Decatur. Mrs. Parrish was the surviving spouse of the late Judge Myles F. Parrish,...

Posted on March 4, 2015

Patricia J. Garver, 80

Patricia J. Garver, 80, of Ossian, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015.  She was born on Aug. 15, 1934, in Hartford City to the late William R. and Vera M. (Jones) Tudor.  She retired from Lutheran Hospital as a...

Posted on March 4, 2015

Jean Kieser, 87

Arrangements are pending at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso, Ill., for Jean Kieser, 87, who died Monday, March 2, at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa, Ill.

Posted on March 3, 2015

Ruthann Pinkerton, 76

Ruthann Pinkerton, 76, 608 W. North St., Portland passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born in Portland Sept. 3, 1938, the daughter of Carl and Pearl (Clapp) Foltz. She...

Posted on March 3, 2015

Raymon Mathys, 81

The father of a Bluffton woman, Raymon Glen Mathys, 81, Geneva, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at his residence.   He was born March 17, 1933, in Geneva to the late Clinton & Jesse (Runkel)...

Posted on March 2, 2015

Fay Bertsch, 70

Faythe (Fay) Ellyn Bertsch of Rockingham County, Va., passed away Feb. 22, 2015 at Sentara RMH Medical Center after a long battle against cancer. She was 70. Fay was the daughter of the late Arthur and Merle Vranek....

Posted on February 28, 2015

Richard P. Kauffman, 63

Richard P. Kauffman, 63, of Bluffton, passed away at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Richard was born July 28, 1951, in Bluffton to Verlin D. and Julia E. Zink Kauffman. On Oct....

Posted on February 28, 2015

Larry Earhart, 68

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Larry Earhart, 68, of Bluffton, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Signature Health Care – Meadowvale in Bluffton.

Posted on February 27, 2015

James W. Mobley, 73

James W. Mobley, 73, Ossian, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Alabama to James R. Mobley and Mary Alpha Stultz; his mother survives in Dearborn...

Posted on February 27, 2015

Erma P Genth, 96

Erma P. Genth, 96, of Mason City, Iowa, and formerly of Yoder, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Homestead Assisted Living. Erma was born June 21, 1918, in Wells County, the daughter of William and Ida Graft Trenary....

Posted on February 25, 2015

Virginia Hare, 90

Virginia M. Hare, 90, of Bluffton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Monroe, Wisc., to the late Robert and Mabel Ringhand Braun. She retired from Beloit Corp. after 28 years. She was...

Posted on February 25, 2015

Jane A. Case, 66

Jane A. (Lautzenheiser) Case, 66 of Bluffton, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton. Jane was born on August 4, 1948 in Bluffton to William N. & Rose A. (Wahman)...

Posted on February 25, 2015

Betty Saxton, 95

Betty Ann (Mounsey) Saxton, 95, stepped into the presence of Jesus her Savior, early Monday morning, Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Anne Home. Born April 11, 1919, at home in Poneto, she was the daughter of Charles S. Mounsey...

Posted on February 24, 2015

Ruth H. Reinhard, 79

Ruth H. Reinhard, 79, of  Bluffton, passed away Feb. 22, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Ruth was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Herbert W. Stoller and Leah Laukhuf Stoller, the youngest of eight...

Posted on February 24, 2015

Phyllis I. Carter, 92

Phyllis Irene Carter, 92, of Warsaw and with family in Bluffton, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Miller’s Merry Manor Assisted Living, Warsaw. On March 15, 1922, she was born in Warsaw, to Cecil and Anna Blanche...

Posted on February 24, 2015

Walter E. VanBetuw, 58

Walter E. VanBetuw, 58, the husband of a former Bluffton resident, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. His wife is Cathy Geels, formerly of Bluffton; she survives. Mr. VanBetuw was born Oct. 26, 1956, in Jakarta,...

Posted on February 23, 2015

Thomas ‘Tom’ Skurner, 85

Thomas B. “Tom” Skurner, 85, of Bluffton, passed away at River Terrace Estates at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Tom was born March 9, 1929, in Johnstown, Pa., to John and Katherine (Lison) Skurner. On Dec. 6,...

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