Obituaries

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...

Posted on November 18, 2014

William A. ‘Bill’ Lykins, 66

William A. “Bill” Lykins, 66, of Portland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Mr. Lykins was an Army veteran and was a member of American Legion Post 211. He was also a member of the Tri-State Gas Engine and...

Posted on November 18, 2014

Robert J. Donahoe, 66

Robert Joseph Donahoe, 66, of Montpelier, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton. He was born Dec. 28, 1947, in Latrobe, Penn. He married Nancy R. Winters June 17, 1978, in...

Posted on November 17, 2014

RuthAnn Jolliff, 75

RuthAnn Jolliff, 75, of Ossian, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. She was born July 19, 1939, in Bloomington, Ind., to  Thomas E. “Earl” Schulz and Esther Abbott Schulz.  She worked for Avon for 40 years and she...

Posted on November 17, 2014

Janie Kay Schweikhardt, 60

Janie Kay Schweikhardt, 60, of rural Warren, (Jackson Township, Wells County) passed away unexpectedly at 9:56 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  Born Saturday, Sept. 18, 1954, in...

Posted on November 17, 2014

Melodie Housholder, 55

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Melodie A. Housholder, 55, who died Sunday, Nov. 16 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following an extended illness.

Posted on November 17, 2014

Kay Arnold, 73

The mother of a Bluffton woman, Kay Arnold, 73, of Geneva, died at 5:22 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.  Born on June 9, 1941, in Marion to Charles S. and Ruth (Shawver) Malott,...

Posted on November 15, 2014

Charles D. DeVoe, 93

Charles D. DeVoe, 93, of rural Montpelier, a resident of Chester Township in Wells County, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. Mr. DeVoe was born...

Posted on November 15, 2014

Joseph “Joe” John Leitner, 78

Joseph “Joe” John Leitner, 78, of Bluffton passed away at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his residence in Bluffton. Joe was born Sept. 15, 1936, in New Holstein, Wis., to Joseph Frank Leitner and Barbara...

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