Obituaries

Maynard R. Badertscher

   Maynard R. Badertscher, 90, passed away June 10, 2014, at 1:20 a.m., at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Maynard was born January 3, 1924 in Allen County, Ohio to Albert O. and Sarah Hochstettler Badertscher who preceded him in death. On May 2, 1953 he married Joyce Kline Badertscher who survives.

Andrew R. Reese

   Andrew R. Reese, 26, of Bluffton died June 4, 2014 following an accident at his residence.  He was born October 1, 1987 in Findlay to Gary and Shannon Boyle Reese who survive in Bluffton.

Harry Curtis Smith, Jr.

   Harry Curtis Smith, Jr., age 93, of Ada, Ohio (formerly from Kenton), died Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:37 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio.
   He was born on January 2, 1921 in Kenton, Ohio to Harry Curtis and Anna Marie (Williams) Smith, Sr. who preceded him in death.  On December 30, 1943 he married Dolores J. Trafelet and she survives in Bluffton.
   Harry retired from Rockwell International of Kenton, where he worked as a tooling engineer.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ada and Kenton.  He was also a member of the Latham Masonic Lodge #154 F&AM of Kenton, and Member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #364 of Kenton.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during WWII.

Virginia B. Latham

    Virginia B. Latham, 89, of Findlay passed away at 11:57 PM on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. She was born on March 26, 1925 in Patterson, OH to the late Ernest and Cartha (Clinger) Packer.
   On January 2, 1942, she married Leroy E. Latham, Jr. and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2002.
   She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Greg) Kitchen-Schade of Lima, a granddaughter, Ginny (Bryan) Williams and two great-grandchildren: Drew and Chloe Williams and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Latham; a daughter, Carol Ann Latham; three brothers: Orland, Kenneth and Clyde Packer and a sister, Betty Ward.

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