Obituaries

Lois Jean Hoover Triplett

   Bluffton Ohio died on Friday, May 4, 2012. She was born in Rittman Ohio on October 18, 1926, the daughter of Lloyd and Zelda Hoover.  She was a 1947 graduate of Bluffton College.  On July 18, 1948, she married M. Morris Triplett, who predeceased her in 1996.

Harold F. Balmer

   Harold F. Balmer, 92 of Bluffton died at 12:50 a.m. April 28, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  He was born March 15, 1920 in Bluffton to Henry and Emaline (Swaney) Balmer who preceded him in death.  His stepmother Elizabeth Amstutz Balmer also preceded him in death.  On December 5, 1943 he married Anna Mullett Balmer and she survives.

Dale R. Amstutz

    Dale R. Amstutz, 84, of Bluffton died at 4:20 p.m. April 23, 2012 at the Cridersville Healthcare Center.  He was born February 11, 1928 in Orange Township, Hancock County to Albert and Rena Moore Amstutz. On July 4, 1964 he married Martha J. Benson and she survives, 
   Dale was retired from Phillips ECG, Ottawa.  He also worked at the Bluffton A&P, Triplett Corp. and Chiles-Laman Funeral Home. He was a member of the Mt. Cory Zion United Methodist Church and a 1947 graduate of Lafayette-Jackson High School.
   Survivors include a brother, Richard (Emily) Amstutz of Pontiac, MI, two sisters, Alberta Welch of Grover Hill, Marjorie Miller of Van Wert and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Amstutz and three sisters, Selma Long, Dorothy Amstutz and Linda Beach.

Woodrow Herman Barclay

   Woodrow Herman Barclay, 93, passed away at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm. He was born August 12, 1918 in Lima, Ohio to Herman and Essie (Parker) Barclay. On November 11, 1942 he married Martha Powell, who died September 4, 2009. They were married for 67 years.
   Mr. Barclay graduated from Lima South High School in 1936.
   He was a WWII Army veteran serving as a major in the coastal artillery on the east and west coasts from 1941-1946.

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