Edna L. Irwin-Schick, 94, died Saturday, February 18,2012 at 3:55 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home Bluffton, Ohio. She was born July 14, 1917 in Liberty Township, Hardin County, Ohio to Ivan L. and Lida A. (Montgomery) Irwin and they preceded her in death. She married Ralph R. Schick on September 7, 1935 and he died on April 21, 1970. Mrs. Schick retired from Ohio Northern University, where she worked in the cafeteria. She was also a farm wife and farmed even after her husband passed away. She was a member of the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church, LaFayette, Ohio; a member of the Home Extension Club and a 4-H Advisor for over 25 years.
Stanley Newton, 77, of Pandora Ohio, went to meet his Lord and Savior on the morning of Friday, February 17th at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. Stan was born June 19th, 1934 in Pandora, OH. He retired from M&R Plumbing and Heating in 2000 and continued to enjoy farming. He was a member and past elder of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. Stan and his wife served for many years working with youth groups, attending numerous mission trips, and being active in The Gideons International.
Franklin R. Williamson, 66, of rural Mt. Cory passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. Frank was born on March 16, 1945 to Harold and Elsie (Preston) Williamson. Frank graduated from Liberty-Benton High School, and retired from Ball Metal after 28 years of service. Frank was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, and NASCAR.
Gloria J. Cupples, 83, of Findlay died at 8:45 am February 12, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born in Bluffton on February 26, 1928 to Harry D and Mary Martha King Hauenstein. On November 16, 1946 she married Arlo Dean Cupples and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1997. Mrs. Cupples was a homemaker. She and her husband owned and operated Tawa Valley Kennels. She was a volunteer at the Hancock County Board of Elections. Gloria was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Findlay and a 1946 graduate of Pandora High School.