Obituaries

Ruth I. Seem

  Ruth I. Seem, 79, Bluffton, passed away March 6, 2016, at 6 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Ruth was born May 19, 1938, in Fostoria to the late Robert and Wilda Criswell Hottenstein.  On October 27, 1953, she married Gerald D. Seem who preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2014.
   Ruth was a homemaker. She was a member of Gospel Fellowship Church, Rawson. She enjoyed reading and cross stitching. 
   Ruth is survived by a son, James R. (Deborah) Seem of Findlay, a daughter, Marie C. (Scott) Wilkins of Bluffton;  four granddaughters, Crystal Seem, Amanda Seem, Jennifer (Michael) Irish,  Heather (Jeremy) Hamilton; six great grandchildren, Kate Seem, Shayla Hamilton, Jason Hamilton, Jessica Irish, Sarah Irish, Michael Irish Jr.; and a sister, Alice (Norman) Brickner of Bascom.

Jeanette L. Beach

   Jeanette L. Beach, 92, Bluffton, died at 11:30 p.m., March 3, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  Jeanette was born in Bluffton, Sept. 8, 1923, to Charles and Lillie Walters Burkholder.  On Feb. 7, 1942, she married Franklin Beach who preceded her in death on April 11, 1990.
   Jeanette was a homemaker who enjoyed drawing, painting and writing songs that she played on the guitar.  She loved to travel.

Merritt R. Rettig

   Merritt R. Rettig, 61, of rural Rawson, passed away at 9:38 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016, at his residence.

Wanda June Pannabecker

   Wanda June (Suter) Pannabecker died at 2 p.m., Feb. 28, 2016, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born June 18, 1922, in Leipsic to Harvey and Sylvia (Lugibihl) Suter. On June 16, 1945, she married Richard F. Pannabecker, who died Oct. 24, 1997.

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