Obituaries

Nancy K. Stewart

   Nancy K. Stewart, 69 of Bluffton died at 4:22 am June 18, 2011 at Triumph Hospital, Lima.  She was born June 11, 1942 in to Clifford and Dorothy Garmatter Houts.  Her mother survives in Bluffton.  On June 22, 1963 she married Richard Stewart and he survives. 
    Nancy was a homemaker and was also a licensed practical nurse.  She was a member of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton and a graduate of Bluffton High School.

Mary Jane Hartman

   Mary Jane Hartman, 79, of Bluffton died at 4:06 pm June 18, 2011 at Heritage Manor, Findlay.  She was born July 2, 1931 in Lima to Philip and Stella Reichenbach Marquart.  On October 28, 1949 she married Daryl E. Hartman and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2011.

Eileen M. Knott

   Eileen M. Knott, 85, of Columbus Grove, Ohio died on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:48 a.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, Ohio. She was born August 25, 1925 in Bluffton, Ohio to Harvey and Verna (Augsburger) Moser, Sr. She married Camillus J. Knott on July 8, 1948. Camillus passed away on February 9, 1996.
    Mrs. Knott was a graduate of Bluffton High School. She retired as a pharmacy technician from Reaman Shawnee Pharmacy, Lima, Ohio. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church and Altar Rosary Society, Columbus Grove and the Canasta Club also Columbus Grove. She loved to crochet and spend time with her family.

Merlin R. Zimmerly

Merlin R. Zimmerly, 93, of Lima died at 1:35 pm June 7, 2011 at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.  He was born October 22, 1917 in Richland Township to Melvin R. and Lavina Gratz Zimmerly.  On March 5, 1941 he married R. Cleora Burkholder and she survives.
Mr. Zimmerly was a dairy farmer and a life member of the Holsiein-Friesion Association of America.  He worked for Cookson Marathon and retired from the Ohio Dept. of Transportation in 1986.  He was a member of Lima Mennonite Church and was a past president of the Allen County Dairy Board. 

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