Obituaries

Carol Anne Groman

   Carol Anne (Sammet) Groman, 85, passed away at 6:10 a.m. on May 22, 2017, at Bluffton Hospital surrounded by her family and friends after three years of treatment for soft tissue sarcoma. 
   Carol was born Jan. 6, 1932, in Marseilles to the late Ralph and Wilda (Bear) Sammet.  On July 3, 1955, she married Morris Joseph Groman who passed away on Jan. 20.
   Carol graduated from Marseilles High School in 1950 and from Bluffton College in 1954.  She taught in the Lorain City and Bluffton Elementary Schools.  Carol later worked at Bluffton College, Bluffton Community Hospital and the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.

Rebecca J. McClelland

   Rebecca J. (Lehman) McClelland was born August 7, 1948, and died in her home on May 18, 2017. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Gretchen (Sprunger) Lehman.
   Becky is survived by her children Debra (Howie Welty) Wentz, Steve (Cindy) Blaski, Michelle (Steve) Logan, Jim (Valvette) McClelland; siblings Nancy (John) Turner, Jennifer (Bill) Davis, Tom (Barb) Lehman, Tony (Connie) Lehman; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, Becky’s family asks that you make donations to the Armes Family Cancer Care Center of Findlay or to Bridge Hospice.
   Becky made the decision to donate her body to Wright State University School of Medicine.

Cleora Zimmerly

   Cleora Zimmerly, 95, died 7:13 a.m. May 15, 2017, at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.  Cleora was born July 10, 1921, in Monroe Township to the late Louis A. and Naomi Spallinger Burkholder.  On March 5, 1941, she married Merlin Zimmerly and he preceded her in death on July 7, 2011. 
   Mrs. Zimmerly retired from Richland Manor Nursing Home in 1986 as Food Service Manager.  She was a member and past president of the Friendly Neighbor Club, past president of the Allen County Home Economic Extension Service, President of Allen County Federation of Farm Women’s Clubs, a volunteer at Bluffton Hospital, past member of Allen County Red Cross Board and a member of Lima Mennonite Church.

Evelyn Amelia Lugibihl

   Evelyn Amelia Lugibihl, 95, passed away May 6, 2017 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.
   She was born August 10, 1921 in Findlay to Emerson and Candace (Knepper) Street who preceded her in death. On May 1, 1948 she married the love of her life Wallace Lugibihl who preceded her in death on December 10, 1992.

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