Ann E. Newcomer, 68, of Findlay, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 6:40 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital surrounded by her family and close friends. Ann was born on July 22, 1945 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Edward and Estella (Hilty) Schutz. She married Richard Newcomer on August 4, 1968 and he survives.
John R. Beckler Jr., 77, passed away March 14, 2014 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. He was born on July 29, 1936 in Leadwood, Missouri to the late John and Audrey (Rice) Beckler. On July 20, 1958 he married Marilyn Shoemaker and she survives. John had been a truck driver for Signal Delivery, Findlay. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, the Pandora American Legion, Masonic Lodge Post 418, Mt. Cory, the Teamsters Union and was a veteran of the U.S. Marines Corp.
Kathryn Mae VanDyke, age 101, of Bluffton, died 6:58 a.m., Tuesday, March 11 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born Feb. 3, 1913 in North Lima, Ohio to Jonas and Laura Longanecker Horst. She married Russell Pine June 30, 1938 and he preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1975. She married John VanDyke in 1990 and he preceded her in death 1999. Kathryn had been a teacher in the Columbiana Area. She was a longtime member of Zion Hill Church of the Brethren in Columbiana and their Women’s group.
Peter E. Hankish, 82, of Perrysburg, Ohio died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Kingston surrounded by his loving family. He was the youngest of seven born to the late, Charles M. and Sophia (Giha) Hankish, Sr in Bluffton, Ohio on February 10, 1932.