Amy Lynn Dunbar, 52, passed away October 30, 2014. Amy was born January 23, 1962, in Lansing, Michigan. She was schooled in and around Detroit, Michigan, and furthered her education at Ohio State University, Lima. Amy was an avid animal lover and intrepid horsewoman. Amy was proud to be a female cross-country truck driver. She was blessed in having many dear friends. She was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her father Henry Colin Dunbar of Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio; a daughter Courtney Elizabeth (Andrew) Makin-Caudill of Defiance, Ohio; a granddaughter Autumn Leigh Caudill of Defiance, Ohio, and a grandson Logan Ray Caudill of Defiance, Ohio. Amy was preceded in death by her mother Edith (Tews) Dunbar.
Jacqueline “Jackie” K. Diller, 66, passed away October 30, 2014, at her residence. She was born November 7, 1947, in Toledo to the late Don and Evelyn (Biede) Spilker. She married Daniel “Dan” J. Diller, and he survives. Jackie was a registered nurse in the OB department of Bluffton Hospital. She was also a Licensed Massage Therapist. Jackie was passionate about sharing the word of the Lord. She enjoyed traveling and has traveled to 48 of the 50 states. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, continuing her education in massage therapy and helping other people. Jackie was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and Toledo School of Nursing.
Russell D. Staley, age 97, died on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 12:13 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. He was born on October 3, 1917, in Jackson Township, Allen County, Ohio, to George Washington and Edith Edna (Ackerman) Staley, and they preceded him in death. He married Winifred Colleen Mason on July 3, 1941, and she died on August 26, 2012.
Charlene Marie Burkholder passed away on October 22, 2014. She was born on August 2, 1944. Charlene is survived by her husband, Dr. Jared Burkholder of Hesston, KS, and her children, Brad Burkholder (Sally) of Hesston, KS; Tiffany Smith (Michael) of Omaha, NE; Jonathan Burkholder (Jeanna) of Seattle, WA; and Candice Bradford (Jeff) of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Cassidy Burkholder, Carson Burkholder, Thaddaeus Smith, Elias Smith, Matthias Smith, Graham Burkholder, Elliott Burkholder, Tyson Bradford, and Taylor Bradford; sister, Yvonne Fenimore (Terry) of Urbandale, IA; sister-in-law, Dori Classen of Holdrege, NE; and many nieces and nephews. Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, Curt & Lena Classen; her step-mother, Mary Classen; and her brother, Jerry Classen.