Jane Anne Geiger Parati, 82, of Ashfield, MA, formerly of Bluffton, Ohio, died peacefully in her sleep on October 15, 2012. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Robert Parati, daughter Nan Parati, both of Ashfield, daughter Chris Parati Roseman and husband William, of Concord, NC, son, Tim Parati of Charlotte, NC, and son Jon Parati and wife Lingyun of Woodinville, Washington. Grandchildren are Elyse and Micki Roseman of Concord and Giovanni and Asia Parati of Woodinville.
Mary Jane Cook, 94 of Bluffton died at 7:20 a.m. October 25, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born July 2, 1918 in Lima to George and Marguerite (Dally) Klay. On May 27, 1944 she married Edgar Cook and he survives. She retired from Skelly’s Pharmacy, Bluffton in 1983. She had also worked at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton. She was a 60-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Mt. Cory, Bluffton Senior Citizens and Bluffton Poinsettia Club. She was a 1936 Bluffton High School graduate.
Billy Dean Fridley, 81 of Pandora died at 2:48 p.m. October 22, 2012 at St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf. He was born July 20, 1931 in Bluffton to Clarence and Edith (West) Fridley. On June 5, 1953 he married Janice Diller and she survives. Billy retired from Ford Motor Company, Lima. He also had a craft shop along with his wife. He was a member of Pandora Missionary Church, and attended Missionary Church of Ottawa and Leipsic Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed model airplanes. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School.
Robin Sue Wilch, 58, of Lima died at 11:48 p.m. October 19, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center Lima. She was born December 27, 1953 in Bluffton. Her father, Robert (Terri) Wilch survives near Bluffton and her mother, Sue Kempf Groves survives in Lima. Robin was the owner of Groves Bears in Bluffton. She was an animal activist and worked with Deb’s Dogs and Lots of Love Animal Rescue. She enjoyed yard sales and auctions. She was a 1972 Bluffton High School graduate. Survivors also include two sisters, Victoria Cabot of Lima, Penny McGinn of Phoenix, AZ, a niece, Dallas Dunn of Los Angles, Ca and her beloved dog and cats.