Obituaries

Alma Mast

    Alma Mast, 97, of Walnut Creek died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Walnut Hills Retirement Home in Walnut Creek.  She was born November 26, 1915 in Pandora, Ohio to the late Christian and Hattie (Geiger) Hilty.  Alma was very supportive to her husband over the many years he was in the ministry.  She played organ for many of the area churches over the years and was a private piano and organ instructor.  Alma was a member of  St. John’s United Church of Christ at Walnut Creek.  Alma was married to Russell L.

Vedabelle McCluer

   Vedabelle McCluer, 98, of Bluffton died at 10:05 p.m. May 28, 2013 at Bluffton Hospital.  She was born March 15, 1915 in Pandora to Carl and Velva Cahill.  On April 12, 1940 she married Allan McCluer and he preceded her in death on July 26, 1995. They were married 55 years.
   She was a life long member of the Methodist Church.  She was a Girl Scout Leader and worked on the Election Board for 25 years.  She worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton and Rammel’s “Little Red Barn” Flower Shop, Bluffton.  She enjoyed bingo, cards and all kinds of sports.
   Survivors include a daughter, Donna Mae (Dennis) Morrison of Bluffton and her beloved cat, Mitzie.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Lyle D. Cahill. 

Doris E. Heldman

   Doris E. Heldman, 91, of Bluffton, Ohio went home to be with the Lord at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, Ohio. She was born on October 30, 1921 in Pandora, Ohio to the late Christian A. and Helen (Hein) Lichty. On November 20, 1966 she married Dallas O. Heldman and he preceded her in death on July 7, 2002. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Ralph E. Heldman, and a sister, Mildred Mankin. Surviving are six grandchildren, Darwin (Julie) Heldman of Noble, Oklahoma, Oliver (April) Heldman of Kenton, Ohio, Harley Heldman of Rawson, Karen (Eric) Basinger of Columbus Grove, Tina (Nolan) Schlabach of Baltic, Ohio, Diane (David Jr.) Reigle of Findlay, and eight great grandchildren.

Arthur E. Houdeshell

   Arthur E. Houdeshell, age 77, of Arlington passed away at Blanchard Valley Hospital on May 25, 2013. Art was born in Madison Twp. to the late Elmer H. Houdeshell and Ruth I. Neff on January 14, 1936. He married Judith A. Benroth on May 29, 1954, and she survives along with their children: Rebecca L. (Jeffrey) Staley, Westerville, OH; Renee L. (Russell) Lamosek, Hunting Valley, OH; Robin A. Munck, Phoenix, AZ; and Ryan L. (Nancy) Houdeshell, Sunbury, OH.

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