Stanley F. Naylor, 83, Bluffton, died peacefully at 7:45 p.m., Nov. 8, at Mennonite Memorial Home. He was born May 29, 1932, in Goshen, Ind., to Wilbur J. and Deltha (Metzler) Naylor. The family moved to Nappanee, Ind., where he grew up and graduated from high school in the class of 1950. He graduated from Bluffton College (University) in 1954 with a business degree, and, on September 25 of that same year, he married Ruth E. (Bundy) Naylor. They spent the next two years in alternative service at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Bertha “Bertie” Evadna Shrider Swank, age 100, passed away Nov. 1, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Bertie was born April 10, 1915, in Allen County on a farm near Lafayette, Ohio, to Charles and Louisa (Ramga) Shrider who preceded her in death. On July 8, 1943, she married Frederick Andrew Swank who preceded her in death on April 5, 1978.
William Boyd Watkins, 83, passed away Oct. 27, 2015, at 10:54 p.m. at Bluffton Hospital. Boyd was born April 5, 1932, in Bluffton to George and Agnes (Jones) Watkins who preceded him in death. Boyd worked for the Village of Bluffton for 30 years in the public works department. He was a member of the First Missionary Church, Bluffton, and was an Army Veteran. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Rosezella Watkins of Lima and seventeen nieces and nephews. Boyd was preceded in death by three brothers, George Watkins, James Marl Watkins, Bob Watkins; and four sisters, Sylva Suchecki, Anna Wind, Alice Rose Welty and Inez Watkins
Mary Lou Vercler, 87, passed away Oct. 27, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton after a short illness. She was born May 12, 1928, on a farm near Kouts, Ind., to the late Alpha and Martha (Zook) Baughman. After graduating from Kouts High School, she attended Ball State University for one year then graduated from Bethel College, Kansas in 1950 with a degree in English and history. She then moved to Bloomington/Normal, Ill., where she was a high school teacher. It was there she met and subsequently married J. Norman Vercler, a hospital medical technician on Dec. 26, 1951.