David C. Rusmisel, 93 died at 9:30 a.m. November 12, 2012 at his residence. He was born November 24, 1918 in Allen County to Paul A. and Verna A. (Carroll) Rusmisel. On September 17, 1940 he married Margaret Lee Focht and she died February 22, 2008.
William Ropp Triplett, 92 of Bluffton passed on from this life November 10, 2012. He died of natural causes and will be deeply missed. Ropp leaves behind a legacy of leadership and creativity that blessed his family, friends and community. He was instrumental in Bluffton’s recreational venues, helping small businesses succeed and his innovative Christmas displays. He also was dedicated to the associates of the family business, The Triplett Corporation, Bluffton.
Frank “Butch” Sanders, 66, of Bluffton died at 4:20 p.m. on November 9, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer. He was born on September 28, 1946 to Levi and Loretta Prine Sanders in Lima. On October 8, 1993 he married Deborah D. Webb, who survives. Mr. Sanders worked in maintenance for Fruehauf for over 25 years, for PSI in Ottoville and Lima City Schools. He belonged to High Street Free Will Baptist Church, American Legion Post 96, VFW Post 1275 and Delphos Bass Club. He was a lifetime member of Forest L. Wood Outdoor (FWL) and the NRA. He served the US Air Force during Vietnam and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Helen L. Hover, 86, formerly of Lima, died 2:45 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012 in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville, following a brief illness. She was born January 8, 1926 in Bluffton, a daughter of Charles Calvin and Lillie Carma Walters Burkholder, who are deceased. On June 24, 1942 she married Waldo Richard “Shorty” Hover, who died August 1, 1999.