Evan B. Steiner peacefully transitioned on February 19, 2017. Evan had very strong faith and family values. He cherished the times with family and friends. He loved polka music and playing the organ. He was loyal and dedicated to his work. He was truly a kind and gentle man who was loved by all who knew him. He was born on April 28, 1924, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Mary (Balmer) and Soloman Steiner. On April 5, 1947, he married Betty Kohli; and, this year, they would have celebrated seventy years of marriage. His children are Carol (Tom) Bell, Westerville, Ohio/Hobe Sound, Florida; Greg (Chris), Hobe Sound, Florida/Indian River, Michigan; Bob (Patsy), Hobe Sound, Florida/Highlands, North Carolina. He has eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Beverly Steiner, 82, passed away February 15, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. Beverly was born April 22, 1934, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Albert and Irene (Cherry) Schutz who preceded her in death. On July 6, 1957, she married Ralph Steiner who preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2016.
Helen Kae Leatherman, age 75, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away Jan. 30, 2017. Helen was born in Allen County, Ohio, to Wilford Orlin Geiger and Ruth Ida (Diller) Geiger. She graduated from Bluffton High School in 1959 and then from Bluffton University in 1962 with a teaching degree. In 1995, she retired from teaching at Bath Local Schools. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a true friend to many. She loved to go to garage sales, travel and spend time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Ronald J. Leatherman. She is survived by her sister Christine Shumaker; daughters, Tina Leatherman and Tisha Gill; and grandchildren, Shelby Sturm, Jennah Sturm, and Madellee Sturm.
Allison Neuenschwander, 87, passed away Feb. 5, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. Allison was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Columbus Grove to the late Hiram and Edna (Luginbihl) Neuenschwander who preceded him in death. On July 24, 1954, he married Gloria Beemer who preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2014.