Alpha Smallwood, 81 of Bluffton died at 10:45 AM April 12, 2011 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born March 4, 1930 in Clay County, Kentucky to Charles and Avis (Napier) Roberts. She married James “Slick” Smallwood and he preceded her in death. Alpha was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and attending flea markets and Blue Grass festivals. One of her favorite places to visit was Buck Lake. Alpha collected little spoons and salt & peppershakers from everywhere she visited. She enjoyed reading the National Enquirer.
Oliver W. Schutz, 88, of Pandora died at 7:11 pm April 6, 2011 at his residence. He was born September 25, 1922 in Pandora to Edward E. and Estella Hilty Schutz. On August 5, 1950 he married Rachel Eicher on August 5, 1950 and she survives. Oliver was a farmer and also drove truck. He was a member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora. He loved music and sang in the church choir, the Swiss Male Chorus, the Bluffton Choral Society and at First Mennonite Church in Berne, IN. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports and musical activities. Oliver was a 1940 graduate of Pandora High School and was a WWII Army veteran.
Edith J. Lehman, 85, of Bluffton died 2:14 am April 7, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born November 27, 1925 in Normal, IL to Earl and Florence Guth Stuckey. On September 29, 1945 she married Earl W. Lehman and he survives. Mrs. Lehman was a piano teacher and accompanist. She was also a partner in Reistman’s Clothing Store, Bluffton. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton and the Tellis Club. She was a graduate of Morton, IL High School and attended Bluffton College.