Rev. Robert Paul Avers, 79, beloved husband of Joanne, recently of Bluffton, Ohio died unexpectedly, surrounded by his family, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Bob was born on July 18, 1933 in Cleveland to the now deceased Paul H. and Melba L. (Zerger) Avers. He graduated from Clyde High School in 1951; Capital University in 1955; and the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus in 1959. He was ordained in the presence of his home congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde in June 1959.
Hugh Eugene Chamberlain, 86, of Findlay passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at The Heritage. Hugh was born on April 25, 1926, to the late David Eugene and Willa Rose (Holmes) Chamberlain in Bluffton. Hugh married Mary Kathryn Yates on May 5, 1949, and she survives. Hugh is survived by daughter, Claudia Ann (Edwin H. Morgan) Chamberlain of Findlay; sister, Sue Ellen (Blaine Bauman) Hardwick of Bluffton; and a granddaughter, Molly Morgenstern LaLonde.
Donald S. Chiles, 80, of Lima died at 9:15 a.m. on November 24, 2012. He was born on September 15, 1932 to Harold S. and Tressa Fern Marshall Chiles in Putnam County. On August 15, 1959 he married Betty L. Williams Chiles, who survives. For 52 years he served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer associate with Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services. He was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church and belonged to a number of groups such as the Allen County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, Lima Lodge 205 F & AM, 32nd degree Mason, American Legion Post 96 and Fraternal Order of Police Associates #8.
Gerald E. Kidd, 93 died at his residence at 6:00 a.m. November 24, 2012. He was born June 20, 1919 in Allen County to Cloyce and Lola (Cook) Kidd. On February 1, 1943 he married Mary E. Holt and she died January 25, 2005. Gerald was a lifelong farmer and retired from the Beaverdam Grain Elevator. He was a member of Rockport United Methodist Church. Gerald served in World War II as a Corporal with Company A 504th Military Police serving in Germany, Italy and Africa.