Obituaries

Billy A. Chidester

Billy A. Chidester, 81, of Bluffton, OH died December 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Bluffton Hospital in Bluffton. He was born on June 1, 1929 to Charles and Roberta (Church) Chidester in Cridersville, OH. On April 8, 1951, he married Barbara Leigh. He was also married to Thelma Knupp on Feb. 1, 1986. They were together until October 4, 2009.

H. Ray Niswander

H. Ray Niswander, 87, of Bluffton died at 6:10 p.m. December 13, 2010 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Ray was born November 8, 1923 near Bluffton to Henry and Olivia Helms Niswander.  On August 28, 1948 he married Alice Oyer and she survives.

Robert E. Klingler


Kenneth Wallace Hartman

Kenneth Wallace Hartman, 87, of Bluffton, OH died on December 2, 2010 at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. He was born January 29, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA to Oscar and Mildred (Bixel) Hartman. He married Rhodora Warkentin on December 24, 1950, and she survives. Other survivors include his daughter, Peggy (Gary) Bennett of Perrysburg, OH. Ken was a retired from the water department for the City of Reynoldsburg, OH. He was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church in Bluffton.

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