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News-Banner Obituaries, October 16-23, 2003

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News-Banner Obituaries, October 16-23, 2003

Posted: 20 Feb 2004 5:58AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: McMillan, Huyghe, McCune, Henly, Bussel, Aeschliman, Williams, Mosure, Tschannen, Borne, Hammer, Simerman, Tarr, Nestleroad, Alfeld, Wolfe, Hastings, Erickson, Smith, Davis
Obituaries courtesy of News-Banner Publications. Posted with permission.

Oct. 16, 2003

James R. “Jim” McMillan, 51
Liberty Twp. resident James R. “Jim” McMillan, 51, died in a truck accident near Mendon, Ohio, Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Born in Huntington County on Oct. 9, 1952 to John J. and Janice Barker McMillan, his marriage to the former Daisy D. Beck took place June 2, 1973 in Van Buren.
A truck driver for National Oil for the past nine years, he belonged to Liberty Center United Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir and also served as chairman of the trustees and assistant Sunday school superintendent. He had lived most of his life in Jackson Twp.
In addition to his wife and both parents, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Tiffany) Bailey of Garrett, Mrs. Matt (Trisha) Knebel of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Andrew (Tanya) Brock of Brazil, Ind.; three brothers John R. “Bob” McMillan of Gas City; Joe R. McMillan, Upland, and Jeremy R. McMillan of St. Henry’s, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Julie Benado of Huntsville, Al., Mrs. Bruce (Jeni) Hirschy of Plymouth and Mrs. Nathan (Jane) Stout of Bloomington; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Bard officiating. Burial will be in Mossburg Cemetery, Liberty Center.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorials should be made to Liberty Center United Methodist Church.

Mary A. Huyghe, 80
Mary A. Huyghe, 80, Bluffton, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Woodlands of River Terrace Estates, Bluffton.
Born May 22, 1923 to Verne T. and Mary Estella Raber Gordon, her marriage to Albert Huyghe took place March 8, 1945 in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death April 21, 1976.
A member of Loyal Neighbors Church she worked part-time at the Bluffton News-Banner in the layout department from June 1989 until August of this year.
Survivors include one son, Steven A. Huyghe, Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Kent (Marsalene) Roush, Poneto, and Mrs. Pat (Noreen) Humerickhouse, Ossian; a step-daughter, Mrs. Leo (Nila) Garrity, Versailles, Pa.; a sister, Verda Wright of Uniondale; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
One step-grandchild is deceased.
Services Saturday at 10:30 a.m. will be held at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with calling hours at the funeral home Friday from 2-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Saturday.
Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Norma L. McCune, 67
Rural Markle resident Norma L. McCune, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born Feb. 8, 1936 in Wells County to James DeWayne and Dorcus Redding Confer, she was married to Dwight L. McCune, who survives.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Rick, Alan and Michael McCune, all of Markle; three daughters, Mrs. Kurt (Karen) Nahrwold, Markle, and Mrs. Steve (Kim) Bradtmueller, Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren.
A sister, Joan Schmidt, preceded her in death.
Services at 10 a.m. Friday will be held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church under the direction of Rev. Fuhrman Miller and Rev. Heather Olson-Bunnell. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Ossian.
Calling hours today are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Ryan Hirschy Ministries, Darlene Double Heart Ministries or St. Marks United Methodist Church.

Naomi I. Henly, 75—Rites Pending
Naomi I. Henly, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Community Christian Care Center. Rites are pending at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian.

Helen K. Bussel, 89
Retired in 1979 from years of employment at G.C. Murphy Co. in Bluffton and a seamstress since for Main Cleaners and for friends, Helen K. Bussel, 89, formerly of 121 West South St., Bluffton, died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Meadowvale Care Center.
A lifelong resident of Wells County, she was born July 19, 1914, at Poneto to Arthur and Mabel Allen McAdam. Her marriage was on Sept. 11, 1938, in Bluffton to Roy V. Bussel, who preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1976.
She was a member of the First United Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, David R. Bussel and Steve A. Bussel, and one daughter, Margaret Ann Bussel, all three of Bluffton; two brothers, John McAdam of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Roger McAdam of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Terry (Roseann) Irving of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wendell McAdam and William Benton (Red) McAdam; and a sister, Cora Romine.
Calling will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Goodwin Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Church of Christ with Rev. Neil Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery.
Memorials to the First United Church of Christ or the American Diabetes Association.


Oct. 17, 2003

Mary A. Huyghe, 80
Mary A. Huyghe, 80, Bluffton, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Woodlands of River Terrace Estates, Bluffton.
Born May 22, 1923 to Verne T. and Mary Estella Raber Gordon, her marriage to Albert Huyghe took place March 8, 1945 in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death April 21, 1976.
A member of Loyal Neighbors Club she worked part-time at the Bluffton News-Banner in the layout department from June 1989 until August of this year.
Survivors include one son, Steven A. Huyghe, Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Kent (Marsalene) Roush, Poneto, and Mrs. Pat (Noreen) Humerickhouse, Ossian; a step-daughter, Mrs. Leo (Nila) Garrity, Versailles, Pa.; a sister, Verda Wright of Uniondale; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
One grandchild is deceased.
Services Saturday at 10:30 a.m. will be held at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with calling hours at the funeral home today from 2-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Saturday.
Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Ervin L. Aeschliman, 86
Ervin L. Aeschliman, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 16 at Christian Care Retirement Center.
Born May 28, 1917 to Samuel and Minnie M. Gilliom Aeschliman, his marriage Nov. 9, 1940 to Stella Maddux took place in Bluffton. She preceded him in death June 19, 1996.
Mr. Aeschliman worked at Blue Flame for over 20 years, and had worked at the Gerber Central Dairy. A member of the Apostolic Christian Church, he had served as an engineer for the Bluffton Fire Department. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 111 and an Army veteran of WWII.
Survivors include three sons, David R. and Samuel E., both of Bluffton, and Ervin L. Jr., Auburn; two daughters Mrs. Thomas (Cammie) Bailey and Mrs. Arno (Ella) Sonnenberg, both of Ossian; two brothers Bill of Craigville and Walter of Bluffton; one sister Mrs. Sylvan “Sib” (Violet) Ringger, Bluffton; 12 grand children and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Services Monday at 10:30 a.m. will be at the Apostolic Christian Church East. Officiating will be ministers of the church and burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Grover Sheets Post 111 of the American legion will be in charge of the committal service at the cemetery.
Calling is from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Christian Care Retirement Community.

Minnie M. Williams, 90
A former Jackson Township resident, Minnie M. Williams, 90, of Ligonier, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at Avalon Village in Ligonier.
Born in Noble County on March 31, 1913 to Franklin and Minnie Bush Barr, she married John W. Williams on Nov. 2, 1930 in Marion, Ohio. He died April 9, 1991.
A homemaker, she also worked at the Box Factory in Montpelier and assisted her husband and daughter in the Williams Upholstery Shop in Warren, retiring after 30 years.
Survivors include a son, George Williams of Lakeland, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Kreischer of Cromwell; six grandchildren including Julie Allen of Warren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, George Barr, and two sisters, Ella Delauder and Genevine Owens.
Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Glancy Funeral Home, H. Brown & Son Chapel in Warren, with Rev. Joe Sumwalt officiating. Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington.

Naomi I. Henly, 75
Naomi I. Henly, 75, of Ossian, died Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
Born in Wells County on June 22, 1928 to Roscoe and Lela Crowl Woodward, she was a retired independent insurance agent and managed several stores in Bluffton. She was a member of the Ossian United Methodist Church, the National Parliamentarian Assoc., the Indiana State Assoc. of Parliamentarians, the Gamma Zeta chapter of the Ossian Psi Iota Xi sorority, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Teti Sheri Temple No. 60 Daughters of the Nile. She was also the secretary of the State Legislative Committee of the AARP.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Melton of Liberty Center; a son, Wayne E. Henly of Ossian; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Berle Beaman and Wayne Henly, and a sister, Laveta M. Woodward.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Ossian United Methodist Church. Calling hours are Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian and for one hour prior to the services at the church. There will be an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ossian. Preferred memorials are to the church.

Madeline D. Mosure, 81
Madeline D. Mosure, 81, Rockford, died at her home at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. She had been in failing health the past three years.
Born Nov. 17, 1921 to Charles and Velma Lenhart Bowman, she was married to John R. Mosure in Uniondale May 12, 1944. He preceded her in death June 27, 1994.
A 1940 graduate of Rockcreek High School, she lived most of her life in Rockford. She was a member of Liberty Center United Methodist Church
Survivors include three sons, Charles of Poneto, Harry of Bluffton, and John of Berne; a daughter Dolores Hedrick, Bluffton; two brothers, James Bowman of Bluffton and Gail Bowman of Pierceton; 11 grandchildren, one step grandchild and four great-grandchildren.
Services 10:30 a.m. Monday will be at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home. Burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home from will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday.
Preferred Memorials are to the Liberty Center United Methodist Church.


Oct. 18, 2003 - None


Oct. 20, 2003

Elizabeth “Betty” Tschannen, 95
Elizabeth Borne “Betty” Tschannen, 95, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003 at the Christian Care Retirement Community. She had been in failing health the past three years.
A native and life-long resident of Bluffton, she was born on Aug. 8, 1922 to Charles C. and Grace Andrew Borne.
Mrs. Tschannen was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1921 and maintained an active participation, including serving as treasurer of the F.U.M. Women for many years. She was also very involved in the community, including an active membership in the Epsilon Zeta chapter of the Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, receiving her 50-year membership recognition in 1986. She has been a member of the Home Forum Extension Club since 1949 and was also a volunteer at the Wells Co. Historical Museum and the Wells Community Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. She was also a member and volunteer of the Wells Co. Council on Aging.
She was employed as a bookkeeper and clerk at a number of businesses during her career including Deam and Spivey Drug Store, H. Thoma & Son Furniture and Funeral Home, Hinkle’s Drug Store and the Kennedy Drug Store. She owned and operated the City News Stand on East Market St. from 1954 to 1966, worked at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic and Hospital and the Toll Gate Motel for several years. She also worked part-time as a correspondent at the News-Banner from 1976 to 1995.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Elaine Jean) Hansen Gardiner of D’iberville, Miss.; a step-son, Larry Tschannen of Bluffton; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley Hansen, who died in 1985; her second husband, Albert Anthony Tschannen, who died May 30, 1994; a son, James M. Hansen; and two sisters, Louise Archbold and Patricia Platt.
Calling hours are Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Preferred memorials to the church.

Walter Hammer, 91
Walter Hammer, 91, of Roanoke, died Sunday, Oct. 19 at his daughter’s residence in Enon, Ohio.
Born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 20, 1911, he was a carpenter for Irmscher & Sons for over 25 years.
He is survived by three sons, Herman Hammer of Roanoke, Robert Hammer of Sparta, and Guy Hammer of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Ruth Manns of Enon, Ohio and Mary Stump of North Webster; a sister, Ida Steiner of Hicksville,Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 14; great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Hammer.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Waynedale, with visitation scheduled for Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville.

Ralph E. Simerman, 93
A native of Wells County, Ralph E. Simerman, 93, of Decatur, died Friday, Oct. 17 at 9:17 p.m. at the Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
Born in Wells County on March 6,1910 to Burr I. and Dollie Snyder Simerman, he married Chloe A. Dull on Sept. 24, 1932; she survives. He was the retired owner of Simerman RV Sales in Decatur and was a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
Other survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Dull of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Dannie A. Simerman; two brothers, John and Roger Simerman; and a sister, Irene Slater.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home in Decatur, and for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. There will be a Masonic Service at 8 p.m. this evening. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial in the Decatur Cemetery. Preferred memorials to the church.

Mary K. Tarr, 88
A former Zanesville resident, Mary K. Tarr, 88, died at 11:25 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Born in Fort Wayne on January 14, 1915 to Joseph P. and Effie Mae Myers Corll, she married Guy Edwin Tarr in 1938; he died Sept. 17, 1972.
A homemaker, she had worked at the General Electric Supercharger plant in Fort Wayne during World War II, and retired in 1978 after working at the Lutheran Hospital cafeteria for many years. She was a lifetime member of the First Church of God in Zanesville where she served for many years as organist and pianist. She was active in many church functions including the Women’s Christian Service Council, the sewing circle and prayer chains.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Tarr of Huntsville, Ala. and Leon Tarr of El Segundo, Calif.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Schwartz.
Services were held this morning at Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel with Pastor Larry Elder officiating. Interment in Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville. Preferred memorials to the church.

John E. Nestleroad, 79
John E. Nestleroad, 79, Montpelier, died at 1:40 a.m. today, Oct. 20 at his residence.
Born in Wells County on Dec. 21, 1923 to Charles and Mary Palmer Nestleroad, he married Ruth Abney on July 26, 1976 in Blackford County. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in the European theatre.
Mr. Nestleroad retired as a maintenance supervisor at Sheller-Globe in Montpelier in 1987; he had also been a farmer in Wells and Blackford counties. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion Post 156 in Montpelier, the Moose Lodge in Hartford City, the Amvets in Hartford City, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6728 in Montpelier, the Aladdin Knights and the Union Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Montpelier.
Other survivors include two sons, Keith Nestleroad of Montpelier and Charles Nestleroad of Bluffton; a daughter, Mrs. Matt (Mary) Bone of Montpelier; a brother, Lawrence “Bud” Nestleroad of Chester Twp.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Glancy Funeral Home, Walker Chapel in Montpelier. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Wilbur Taylor. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Montpelier American Legion post. Burial will be in Brookside Memorial Park in Montpelier.

Delbert A. (Whitey) Alfeld, 83
Delbert A. (Whitey) Alfeld, 83, of Warren, died at 2:09 a.m. Saturday. Oct. 18, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne on March 15, 1920, to Henry and Mary Koehlinger Alfeld, he was a supervisor at the Kresge warehouse for 32 years. He also worked at O&R Precision Grinding in Geneva and was a member of the Poneto United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his second wife, Edna, of Warren; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Cheryl) Osborn of Liberty Center; a son, Tony Oswalt of Geneva; a stepdaughter, Sharon Arivett of Warren; a stepson, Sam Clements of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Helen Motts of Fort Wayne, Velma Notestine of New Haven, and Carol Jean Wessel of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera; two brothers, Welmar and Harold Alfeld; and a sister, Irma Baugh.
Calling hours will be held today from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren, and for one hour prior to the service, which will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Memorial Home. Burial will be in the Stahl Cemetery. Preferred memorials to the American Diabetes Assoc.

Mary L. Wolfe, 80
A native of Bluffton, Mary L.Wolfe, 80, formerly of Neptune, Ohio, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Celina Manor in Celina, Ohio.
Born in Bluffton on Oct. 11, 1923 to Audrey and Mary Brown Clanin, she married Audrey Alberson in 1945. After his death, she married Harry T. Wolfe in Geneva on April 18, 1953; he survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Russell Alberson of Fort Wayne, Rodney Wolfe of Geneva, and Charles Wolfe of Neptune, Ohio; seven daughters, Connie (Wolfe) Alberson of Spencerville, Ohio, Sandra Copeland of Lima, Deborah Ordonia of Accilles, Va., Pam Millet of Cridersville, Ohio, Mary Mullet of Coldwater, Ohio, Cynthia Baker of Cridersville,Ohio, and Cheryl Coppler of Willshire, Ohio; two brothers, F. Gene and William Clanin, both of Bluffton; five sisters, Lonnie Hacha, Nancy Baily and Joyce Clanin, all of Bluffton, Helen Adams of Texas, and Janet Pinkerton of Arkansas; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. (Ohio time) at the Lehman Funeral Home in Celina, with calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the North Grove Cemetery in Celina. Preferred memorials to the American Diabetes Assoc. or the American Heart Assoc.

Helen K. Bussel, 89
Retired in 1979 from years of employment at G.C. Murphy Co. in Bluffton and a seamstress since for Main Cleaners and for friends, Helen K. Bussel, 89, formerly of 121 West South St., Bluffton, died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Meadowvale Care Center.
A lifelong resident of Wells County, she was born July 19, 1914, at Poneto to Arthur and Mabel Allen McAdam. Her marriage was on Sept. 11, 1938, in Bluffton to Roy V. Bussel, who preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1976.
She was a member of the First United Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, David R. Bussel and Steve A. Bussel, and one daughter, Margaret Ann Bussel, all three of Bluffton; two brothers, John McAdam of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Roger McAdam of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Terry (Roseann) Twing of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wendell McAdam and William Benton (Red) McAdam; and a sister, Cora Romine.
Services were held Friday at the First United Church of Christ with Rev. Neil Wilson officiating. Burial was in Six Mile Cemetery. Goodwin Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials to the First United Church of Christ or the American Diabetes Association.
(The above obituary is being re-published to provide corrected information)


Oct. 21, 2003

Dillon Ray Hastings—Infant
Nephew of Bob and Cathy Halterman of Poneto, Dillon Ray Hastings, two days old, died Sunday, Oct. 19 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill.
Survivors include his mother, Christina Jamison, and father Brian Hastings; and a sister, Amber Rose, all of Bethany, Ill.
Family services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Monticello, Ill.
Preferred memorials are to the Hastings family.


Oct. 22, 2003 - None

Oct. 23, 2003

E.E. “Woody” Erickson, 77
A resident of rural Bluffton for the past 10 years, E.E. “Woody” Erickson, 77, died at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at his residence.
Born May 24, 1926 in Gary to Erick F. and Roxia M. Dingman Erickson, he was married to the former Mary Lou Whiteside. She preceded him in death in October of 1992.
Mr. Erickson was formerly a resident of West Knoxville, Tenn., where he was past president of the West Knoxville Civitan Club. Prior to living in West Knoxville, he lived in Hudson, Wis., where he retired from Community Credit after 23 years. He served on the Hudson City Council, planning commission, cable board, ambulance board and was the past president of the St. Croix Valley Lions Club. He was the grand marshal of the town’s Pepperfest Parade in 1983.
Survivors include four nephews and one niece.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marily Rigby.
There will be no public calling or funeral service. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Bluffton First United Methodist Church, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and/or Special Olympics.
Arrangements are through Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home.

William L. Smith, 73
A resident of Mobile Manor in Bluffton, William L. Smith, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 p.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 4, 1929 in Fort Wayne to Jasper L. and Grace Marvin Smith, he was a Fort Wayne police officer for 29 years. A resident of Bluffton the past three years, he had attended Fort Wayne Central High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Wendi L. Kilgore, Bluffton; two brothers Jim of Montana and John of Bremen; a sister, Mrs. Marvin (Betty) Bauermeister, Fort Wayne; his step-mother, Mrs. Velma Smith, Bremen; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Goodwin Memorial Chapel. Rev. Dennis Wood will officiate and burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Waynedale.
Calling at the funeral home will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Herbert Paul Davis, 92—Rites Pending
Herbert Paul Davis, 92, of Warren died Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Warren United Methodist Memorial Home. Arrangements are pending at Glancy Funeral Homes—H. Brown & Son Chapel, Warren.

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