Obituaries

Marie Eleanor Waltz

Marie Eleanor Waltz, 87, of Mt. Cory died October 4, 2009 at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay, Ohio. She was born March 23, 1922 to Dallas and Vola (Clymer) Hermon in Putnam County, Ohio. She married Ralph A. Waltz October 20, 1946 and he died February 14, 1993. Mrs. Waltz was a graduate of Mt. Cory High School and had worked at Triplett Corporation in Bluffton. She was a member of the Mt. Cory United Methodist Church, Wally Byam Caravan Club, Bluffton Senior Citizens, and Order of Eastern Star, Rawson. She enjoyed spending time with her family, embroidering and puzzle books. She is survived by a son, Michael (Mary) Waltz, of Rawson, daughters; Linda (Bill) Green, of Bluffton, Lora (Tobbey) Thomson, of Dunkirk, Ohio, and Lwe (Michael John) Heldman, of Rawson, Ohio, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers; Lloyd Hermon, Richard Hermon and Merritt Hermon. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home in Bluffton. The Rev. Jerry Lewis officiated. Visitation was Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home in Bluffton. Interment is in Pleasant View Cemetery in Mt. Cory, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Carol E. Schifferly

Carol E. Schifferly, 67, died October 4, 2009 at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. She was born September 8, 1942 to William and Maybelle (Schoonover) Schifferly in Bluffton. She was a graduate of Cory-Rawson High School. Ms. Schifferly had worked at Triplett Corp. for 21 years and at the Glove Factory. She had also been a Sunday school teacher, song leader and secretary at First Missionary Church, where she was a member. She had also been a soloist for various functions. Surviving are a sister, Sandy Neuenschwander, of Bluffton, her mother, Maybelle Schifferly, of Bluffton, nieces; Tiffany (Jim) Gallant, of Cambodia, and Angela (James Morrison) Dyer, of Kenton, Ohio, a nephew, Joseph Neuenschwander, of Camp LeJeune, NC, three great nieces, and one great nephew. She was preceded in death by her father, William Schifferly. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 6th, at 2 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home in Bluffton. The Rev. Gary Marks and Chaplain William Herr officiated. Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment is in Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Memorial contributions may be made to First Missionary Church or Mennonite Memorial Home.

Raymond E. Holden

Raymond E. Holden, 95, of Findlay, died at 12:02 a.m., Saturday, October 3, 
2009, surrounded by his family at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. 
He was born on July 9, 1914, in Lima, Ohio to the late Americas R. and Imo 
A. (Johnston) Holden. He married Doris Gehrisch, and they were divorced.
 He later married Bonnie (Stough) Vogelsong on May 30, 1975, and she
 survives. 
Also surviving are a son, Ronald R. (Vicki) Holden of Annapolis, MD;
 daughters: Diana Bradley of Columbus, Sharon (Rick) Musser of Lima, Joetta
(Charles) Huston of Alvada, Deborah (Chris Rooney) Mitchell of San Diego,
CA, Janet (Jeff) Baumgardner of N. Augusta and Jill Holden of San Diego,
CA, SC; step-sons: Gary (Joanne) Vogelsong of Myrtle Beach, SC and Ronald
 Vogelsong of Findlay; a step-daughter, Debra (Keith) Reese of Whitehouse,
 OH; 29 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. Raymond was also preceded in death by his brothers: Harry, John, Earl,
 Clarence, Neil and Americas, Jr.; sisters: Beatrice Strayer, Kathryn
 Wright and Marybelle Galloway. 
Raymond's youngest sister, Jane Flame of Bradenton, FL, also died at the
 Bridge Hospice Care Center shortly after Ray on Saturday, while in
 Findlay.
 Raymond was a 1933, graduate of Bluffton High School. He retired after 38 
years from Norfolk & Western Railroad (Nickel Plate Rail Road) as a freight 
agent. He then went to work for Blanchard Valley Center as the Workshop
 Production Supervisor retiring after 10 1/2 years. He was a U.S. Marine
 veteran having served our country during World War II in the Pacific. 
Raymond was also a former city councilman from 1960-1963. He also served
 on the board of Trustees of Hancock County Council for Retarded Children
 and Adults, where he was also chairman of the board. He was a former
 member of the Elks Lodge, Findlay. 
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2009,
 at the Salem Cass United Methodist Church, Cass Township, with Reverend 
Ray Kane officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of
Findlay, where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County
 Veteran's Memorial Squad.
 Visitation will be held from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at
 Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, in Findlay. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Cass United Methodist Church
 and/or Bridge Home Health and Hospice, in his memory.
 Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.

Jane Miller Baker

Jane Miller Baker, 95, a lifetime resident of Bluffton passed away at 1:05 a.m. October 5, 2009 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born March19, 1914 in Lima to Charles and Bertha Amstutz Miller. She married Arden R. Baker on September 25, 1936 and were married 46 years until his death on May 13, 1982. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker. She was a life long member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bluffton. She was also a member of Alpha Gamma, Order of Eastern Star, multiple bridge clubs and enjoyed knitting and quilting. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School where she was an accomplished athlete and valedictorian of her high school class. She had attended Bluffton College. Jane spent the last years of her life in the care of Maplecrest of Mennonite Home Communities and Mennonite Memorial Home, both in Bluffton. Surviving are six children Dr. Keith Arden (Carol Ewald) Baker of Heber City, Utah, Dr. Elaine Baker of Huntington, West Virginia, Charles Allen (Carla Lind) Baker of Hamilton, Ohio, Mary Jane (William) Gavin of Corvallis, Oregon, Anita Jean Ryan of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Margaret (William) Mann of The Woodlands, Texas; four grandchildren Nicholas Baker, Jennifer (Ken) Willoughby, Amy Mann and Kara Mann; a brother James F. Miller; a sister Christine Wenger; and over 100 nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son-in-law Kenneth Ryan and two sisters, Kathleen Wenger and Margaret Brauen.  A memorial service will be held at a later time.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society.  “…but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton

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