Obituaries

Posted on July 22, 2014

Betty Jane Burtt, 84

Betty Jane Burtt, 84, of Bluffton, passed away at 11:16 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Bluffton. Mrs. Burtt was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Indianapolis, to Wilbur W....

Posted on July 22, 2014

Wesley A. Kinsey, 58

Wesley A. Kinsey, 58, Bluffton, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his residence in Bluffton. He was born Nov. 2, 1955, in Wells County to David “Bud” Kinsey and Norma J. (Smith) Harrington. He graduated from...

Posted on July 21, 2014

Joyce June Booker, 77

Joyce June Booker passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Signature HealthCare of Bluffton (formerly Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation). Originally from Fort Wayne, Mrs. Booker lived most of her life in Ossian. She...

Posted on July 21, 2014

Elmer L. Uhrick, 85

Elmer L. Uhrick, 85, of Bluffton, a lifelong resident of Adams and Wells counties, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Uhrick worked at Franklin Electric for 25 years,...

Posted on July 21, 2014

Edith A. Myers, 92

Edith A. Myers, 92, a resident of River Terrace Estates, died there at 7:02 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014. She had been employed at Myers Orchard, her family’s business, and was involved in the restaurant there for...

Posted on July 21, 2014

Wesley A. Kinsey, 58

Arrangements are pending at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton for Wesley A. Kinsey, 58, of Bluffton, who died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his residence.

Posted on July 19, 2014

Wayne ‘Woody’ Woodward, 84

Wayne B. “Woody” Woodward, 84, of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away July 16, 2014. He was born in Bluffton to Erma and Forrest Woodward and was a graduate of University of Dayton School of Engineering. He served in the...

Posted on July 19, 2014

Steven D. Cook, 50

Steven D. Cook, 50, of Hartford City and formerly of Montpelier, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He was born June 20, 1964, in Blackford County, to Kathryn Ford Cook and...

Posted on July 19, 2014

John E. Plummer, 90

John E. Plummer, 90, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. He was born Nov. 6, 1923, to Mary and Herald Plummer. He is survived by his wife, Martha Robinson Plummer; daughters, Kathleen (Bob)...

Posted on July 17, 2014

Richard D. Marshall, 88

Richard D. Marshall, 88, of Bluffton, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his residence in Bluffton. Richard was born May 26, 1926, in Wells County to Homer M. and Lula B. Dedrick Marshall. A lifelong...

Posted on July 17, 2014

Mary E. Klopfenstein, 85

Mary E. Klopfenstein, 85, of Scott, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at her residence. She was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Wells County, the daughter of Jacob and Minnie Baumgartner Tonner. On Dec. 10, 1950, she married...

Posted on July 16, 2014

Richard D. Marshall, 88

Richard D. Marshall, 88, of Bluffton passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his residence in Bluffton. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. A Masonic...

Posted on July 12, 2014

Kenneth W. Kirkwood, 83

Kenneth W. Kirkwood, 83, of Bluffton, passed away at 10:38 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. A lifelong resident of Wells County, Kenneth was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Wells County to Ray...

Posted on July 12, 2014

Stephen L. Foster, 77

A memorial service and celebration of life for Stephen L. Foster will be held July 26 at the Wells County Art, Commerce and Visitors Centre, located at 211 Water St. in Bluffton. Mr. Foster, 77, a former resident of...

Posted on July 11, 2014

Kenneth W. Kirkwood, 83

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Kenneth W. Kirkwood, 83, of Bluffton, who died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Posted on July 11, 2014

Seth M. Magers, 23

Seth M. Magers, 23, of Ossian, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was born Aug. 29, 1990, in Fort Wayne. He attended Norwell High School. Seth loved his family, the outdoors, fishing, and listening to music. He...

Posted on July 10, 2014

Leah D. Dalton, 91

Leah D. Dalton, 91, of Bluffton, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. A resident of Bluffton since October 2010, she was born March 30, 1923, in Springfield, Mass., to Kenneth and...

Posted on July 10, 2014

Larry L. Hamilton, 70

Larry Le Roy Hamilton, 70, of Houghton Lake Heights, Mich., died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born Feb. 23, 1944, in Bluffton, to Cletus and Donna Bell Hamilton. On March 11, 1967, in Bluffton, he...

Posted on July 10, 2014

Ethel M. King, 88

Ethel M. King, 88 of Gas City and a former Bluffton resident, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 2014, at her residence in Gas City. Mrs. King was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Keystone to David S. Gephart and Loma O....

Posted on July 10, 2014

Beverly Sue Rathbun, 73

Beverly Sue Rathbun, 73, of Montpelier, died at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. Mrs. Rathbun was born Aug. 4, 1940, in Jay County, to Harold Joseph Kerrigan and...

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