John A. Schmidt

John A. Schmidt, resident of Los Gatos, California. June 14, 1925 – December 4, 2011
After watching his 49ers defeat the Rams and eating a healthy meal, John passed away peacefully in his favorite chair on the evening of December 4, 2011. He enjoyed life and good health to the end.

Born in Reinfeld, Russia, in 1925 in a “Dutch” Mennonite farming community, John and his courageous parents along with brothers Abe, Pete and Neil escaped the tyranny of Russia to Harbin, China, in 1928. They lived there for a year and sister, Alice, was born before immigrating to the United States and moving to a Mennonite farm in Bluffton, Ohio, where sister, Mary was born.

Jane A. Everett Leaveck

Jane A. Everett Leaveck, 60 died at 10:55 PM December 8, 2011 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  She was born November 14, 1951 in Bluffton to Lyle and Evelyn (Steinman) Everett.

Jane was a homemaker and had previously worked at Ingall’s Restaurant in Bluffton.  She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bluffton and was a 1970 graduate of Bluffton High School.

Survivors include two brothers Bob (Pam) Everett of Bluffton and Randy (Jaimie) Everett of Ottawa; a sister Jana (Wayne) Huber of Bluffton; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Edith Donna Dee Meyer

Edith Donna Dee Meyer, 82, of Bluffton died at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday,
November 30, 2011 at The Heritage. She was born May 10, 1929, in
Spencerville to Pearl Daniel and Olga Wyona (Robey) Harter, who preceded
her in death. On April 30,1947, she married Donald Joseph Meyer, who died
on February 1, 2000.

Edith served for many years as a bus driver for Cory-Rawson Schools. She
then was a Rural Mail Carrier and eventually retired from the Postal
Service. Edith was proud of her farming heritage. She was born and raised
on a farm and lived her adult life as the loving wife of a farmer.

Edith was also a loving mother. She was a "Second Mom" to many of her

Virginia L. Geiger

Virginia L. Geiger, 80 died at 6:40 AM November 23, 2011 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born December 19, 1930 in Orange Township, Hancock County to Amos E. and Bernice Ewing Klingler.  On November 17, 1950 she married Kenneth E.

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