Herbert L. Garmatter, age 84, of Lima, died 2:15 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born April 22, 1929 in Bluffton, Ohio to William and Kathryn Kohli Garmatter who preceded him in death. He married Joy Hahn Sloan Oct. 6, 1962 and she survives in Lima. Mr. Garmatter spent his life in the farming business. He retired from Ohio Mushroom Company after 30 years and he was a member of the Kewpee Coffee Club.
Marcene S. Martz, 89, of Bluffton died October 19, 2013 in Mesquite, TX. She was born May 14, 1924 in Hancock County to Swan D. and Harriet Ewing Stonehill. On October 20, 1946 she married Donald Martz and he preceded her in death on December 12, 2001. Marcene retired from Ex-Cell-O Corp., Bluffton where she was a receptionist. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bluffton where she had served as secretary of the church board, sang in the choir and was a member of United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Ex-Cell-O Retirees Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Bluffton Senior Citizens and the Telesis Club. She was a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Tiffin College.
Ray L. Burkholder, 96, of Pandora, Ohio, beloved father, retired farmer, and renowned National Weather Service Observer departed this life Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora surrounded by his family. He was born July 3, 1917 in rural Pandora, Putnam County to the late Christian C. and Bertha (Zuercher) Burkholder. Following the death of his mother in 1921 Ray resided with his paternal uncle and aunt, Amos and Katie Burkholder, until his father’s marriage to Irma (Foltz) in 1925.