Ronald Lee Rich, 87, of Bluffton, Ohio, died on Nov. 28, 2014, from complications from prostate cancer. He was born on March 29, 1927, in Washington, Illinois, to Rufus J. and Lillian (Lantz) Rich. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of Bluffton; son Jonathan (Tai) of Union City, California; son Andrew (Sally) of North Manchester, Indiana; daughter Miriam (James Brown) of Blacksburg, Virginia; son Mark (Kathy) of Yellow Springs, Ohio; six grandchildren; sister Lois Smucker (Len) of Ashland, Oregon; and sister Mary Blosser of Bluffton.
Marcene Mae Spangler, 87, passed away Nov. 21, 2014, at 5:20 p.m., at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Marcene was born August 5, 1927, in Jackson Twp., Allen Co, Ohio, to Wavel and Martha (Kidd) Ransbottom, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 22, 1953, she married Raymond Spangler, who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2009.
Dorothy D. Skelly, 95, of Bluffton passed away at 10:20 p.m. November 16, 2014 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Dorothy was born June 21, 1919 in Dayton to the late Charles and Sarah Ball Cox. On May 3, 1942 she married John B. Skelly and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1991. Dorothy worked at Skelly Pharmacy in Bluffton and McComb, and owned Skelly Drivers Ed School and Cottage Gift Haus both of Bluffton. She was a graduate of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Xenia, a member of Bluffton Senior Citizens, the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton and the AXP Association, Xenia.
Alice V. Niswander, 89, of Bluffton died 5:35 a.m., November 12, 2014 at Bridge Hospice, Findlay. Alice was born July 3, 1925 in Lima to the late Amos and Phoebe Steiner Oyer. On August 28, 1948 she married H. Ray Niswander and he preceded her in death December 13, 2010. Alice was a 5th grade teacher in the Bluffton Schools. She was a member of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church, a member and former board member of the Swiss Historical Society, and secretary of the Evangelical Mennonite Cemetery Board for many years. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School and Bluffton College.