Maxine J. McCafferty, 90, passed away July 24, 2014 at 9:31 p.m. at her daughter’s residence in Lima. Maxine was born March 26, 1924 in Riley Township-Pandora to the late Clarence and Eddyth (West) Fridley. On November 20, 1942 she married William J. “Bill” McCafferty who preceded her in death on October 16, 2002. Maxine had worked in the cafeteria at Bluffton Elementary School and had previously worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Bluffton Senior Citizens. Maxine enjoyed farming, her flower gardens, playing cards and adored her cat, Snickers. She was a 1942 graduate of Pandora High School.
Robert John “Bob” McOwen, 54, died Monday July 21, 2014 at Kindred Hospital, Lima, Ohio. He was born October 7, 1959 to Gordon and Shirley (Lutes) McOwen, who preceded him in death. On August 28, 1982 he married Rose E. Kiracofe, and she survives in Beaverdam, Ohio.
Madonna W. Wagner, age 92, of Findlay, died at 4:45pm on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Birchaven Heights in Findlay. She was born April 21, 1922 in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Harry and Metta (Moser) Lugibihl. She married Aulton Thomas Wagner on September 7, 1940 and he died on May 12, 1999.
Clare E. Grismore, 60, of Columbus Grove, died 3:00 a.m., Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Hilty Home in Pandora. He was born October 31, 1953 in Bluffton to Herbert and Velma Marie (Bishop) Grismore. His mother is deceased. His father and step-mother Dorothy Jane (Cherry) Grismore survive in Bluffton. In 1974, he married Wendene (Welty) Grismore and she survives in Pandora. On July 8, 1994, he married Mary (Desenberg) Kanode and she survives in Findlay.