Obituaries

Mary Jane Snyder

   Mary Jane Snyder, a resident of Kingsburg, CA, passed away at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Glenn, an Adjunct Professor at Fresno Pacific University; a son, Gregg (Christine) of Springville, CA; a daughter, Jill Peterson (Paul) of Kingsburg, CA; six grandchildren, Coriann, Mady and Grant Snyder and Haley, Jace and Cade Peterson; and a sister, Kathy (Lance) Cappello of Telford, PA. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her husband Glenn, son Gregg, daughter Jill and her husband Paul, and Pastor Steve Ratzlaff.
   She was born in Lansdale, PA. Her parents were Naomi and Woodrow Rittenhouse of Souderton, PA.

Doloris E. Hemry

   Doloris E. Hemry, age 77, died at 8:18 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. She was born December 30, 1934 to Jesse Franklin and Laurie Marie (Hartman) Mumea in Columbus Grove, Ohio. On July 5, 1963 she married Roger L. Hemry and he preceded her in death in 1998.
   Mrs. Hemry was a member of the North Shore Animal League, the Sierra Club and Feature films for families. Doloris was a member of the Tri-County Family Assembly of God, in Bluffton, Ohio. She wrote poetry and short stories, loved music and dancing, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Betty Biery

   Betty Biery, 95, of Mt. Cory and Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. March 25,2012 at Bluffton Community Hospital, Bluffton, Ohio
   She was born March 24, 1917 to the late Marion R. and Hazel (Sherrard) Pierman.
Betty graduated in 1935 from Pandora High School and in 1937 from Tiffin Business College. She worked at Ohio Power, Lima and Triplett Electrical, Bluffton.
   On February 25, 1939 she married Rollin Biery. He preceded her in death on February 25,2005 after 66 years of marriage.

Hazel Marie Austin

   Hazel Marie Austin, 93, of Bluffton died at 9:05 am, March 25, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born March 1, 1919 near Lafayette, Ohio to John Henry and Marie Howe Klingler.  In 1945 she married Robert Austin and he preceded her in death in 1998.
   Mrs. Austin retired from the Chrysler Jeep Corp., Toledo.  She attended Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

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