Obituaries

Posted on August 27, 2014

Tracy Earhart, 44

Tracy Bowman Earhart, 44, of Bluffton, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence in Bluffton. She was born May 6, 1970, in Wells County. Survivors include her brothers, Michael R. Bowman of Bluffton, Anthony L....

Posted on August 26, 2014

Eleanor M. Iddings, 92

Eleanor M. Iddings, 92, of Bluffton, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Eleanor was born on May 22, 1922 in LaGrange County to Warren and Clara (Milleman) Iddings.  She...

Posted on August 26, 2014

Lois J. Stucky, 85

A native of Warren, Lois J. Stucky, 85, of Brazil, died at 4 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at her home in Brazil.  She was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Warren.  Survivors include a sister, Carolyn (Fred) Glibbery,...

Posted on August 26, 2014

Edward Risser, 86

Edward D. Risser, 86, of Bluffton, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Center in Bluffton. Mr. Risser was born on March 13, 1928 in Wells County to Clarence and Lela (Hollon)...

Posted on August 25, 2014

Reada Espich, 94

Reada M. Espich, 94 of Bluffton passed away at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at River Terrace Estates. Reada was a 1938 graduate of Markle High School and owned and operated Reada Mae’s Beauty Shop in Markle...

Posted on August 25, 2014

Mary Patricia Eisaman, 92

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

Posted on August 25, 2014

Douglas Stinson, 48

Douglas Eric Stinson, 48, a resident of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home in Indianapolis from natural causes. He was a former resident of Dunkirk.  Douglas was born on Nov. 24, 1965,...

Posted on August 25, 2014

Eleanor Iddings, 92

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton for Eleanor M. Iddings, 92, who passed away at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Posted on August 25, 2014

Edward D. Risser, 86

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton for Edward D. Risser, 86, of Bluffton, who passed away at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Christian Care Retirement Center in...

Posted on August 22, 2014

B. Thomas Tinkel, 77

B. Thomas Tinkel, 77 of Bluffton, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Tom was born on May 7, 1937 in Bluffton to Dale D. and Mary E. (Brown) Tinkel. He graduated from...

Posted on August 21, 2014

Catherine M. Binkley, 94

Catherine M. Binkley, 94 Catherine M. Binkley, 94, of Markle, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Pleasant Valley, Ill., to Joseph Willson and...

Posted on August 20, 2014

Hope D. Worster, 90

Hope D. Worster, 90, a former resident of Huntington and Markle, passed away Monday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Hope was a homemaker. She was a 1943 graduate of West Union High School and...

Posted on August 20, 2014

Keith Hofstetter, 88

In the Keith Hofstetter obituary in Monday’s News-Banner, there was erroneous information provided by the funeral home. His wife, Conie J. Lingo, preceded him in death.

Posted on August 19, 2014

Wanita Cable, 85

The mother of a Craigville woman, Wanita  Cable, 85, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Wanita was the daughter of the late Delbert Thatcher and the late Catherine (Banning) Thatcher. She married...

Posted on August 19, 2014

Tonya R. Lightner, 36

Tonya R. Lightner, 36, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Fort Wayne, Tonya graduated from Bluffton High School. She went on to earn two associate degrees in...

Posted on August 19, 2014

Hershel A. Schwartz, 89

Hershel A. Schwartz, 89, of Bluffton, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at River Terrace Estates. Hershel was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Zanesville to Glen A. and Ethel Motz Schwartz. He was a 1943 graduate of East...

Posted on August 19, 2014

Myrna Mason, 72

Myrna L. (Crull) Mason, 72, with family in Montpelier, died Aug. 18, 2014. She was born Oct. 16, 1941. Survivors include her daughters, Ruby Caudill of Montpelier, Margaret Ann “Annie” Crouse of Fort Wayne, and...

Posted on August 19, 2014

Hope D. Worster, 90

Arrangements are pending at Myers Funeral Home in Markle for Hope D. Worster, 90, formerly of Markle, who died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Posted on August 18, 2014

Pamela Lea Fuller, 67

Pamela Lea Fuller, 67, of Oneida, Tenn., a former resident of Wells County, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Tennova North Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born Apr. 21, 1947, to Robert and Helen (Smith)...

Posted on August 18, 2014

Elmo B. Rieddle, 91

Elmo B. Rieddle, 91, of Bluffton, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 16, 2014, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton. Born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Bluffton, to Christian and Inez (Hottel) Rieddle, Elmo married Verna M....

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