Betty J. Hauenstein, 87, Bluffton, died at 11:10 p.m. Feb. 26 at Willow Ridge, Bluffton. She was born June 13, 1927, in Columbus Grove to the late Wilbur and Edna Glancy Risser. On August 14, 1947, she married Ellis B. Hauenstein who preceded her in death on March 15, 2011.
Malbea Ann Rohrer of Atlanta, Ga., age 83, died Feb. 4. Survivors include her six children: Mark David Heilman, John Tracy Heilman, Frederick Hoffman Heilman, Malbea Ann LaPete, Lauriat Heilman, and Dawn Marie Thackery; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her body was donated to the Emory University School of Medicine. A celebratory memorial service is being planned. She was preceded in death by parents Fred and Stella Lauriat and sister Thorne Lauriat. She was a graduate of Bluffton High school, class of 1949.
Peter Michael Mueller, 24, of Ottoville died Feb. 21 at Bluffton Hospital. Peter was born May 16, 1990, in Rhinebeck, N.Y. He is survived by his mother, Cindy Diller Mueller of Bluffton, his father Rev. Richard Mueller and stepmother Mrs. Lorraine Studt-Mueller of Daphne, Ala., a brother, Abram (Miles Romney) Mueller of Honolulu, maternal grandparents, Theodore and Joan Diller of Bluffton, and paternal grandmother, Anna Christ of Arnold, Mo. He was preceded in death by a paternal stepgrandfather, Clarence Christ.
Gayle K. Amstutz Gratz, of Lancaster, Pa., died Feb. 18. Born in Bluffton, Ohio, on May 17, 1917, she was the daughter of Otto J. and Celina M. Amstutz. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Gratz wife of George Knerr of Lancaster; 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. A family burial will take place in Bluffton, Ohio, where she will be buried beside her deceased husband Donavin S. Gratz and deceased son Brett A. Gratz. If desired, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, Pa. 17604-4125.