Obituaries

J. Irene Hamman

    J. Irene Hamman, 94, passed away Aug. 6, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Irene was born July 1, 1921, in New York City to Tracy and Mary (McKnight) Baseley who preceded her in death. On October 1, 1944, she married Raymond Hamman who preceded her in death on April 11, 2000.

Robert Phillip Strohl

   Robert “Bob” Phillip Strohl, 57, passed away Aug. 7, at his residence.  Robert was born May 4, 1958, in Hammond, Ind. to Phillip and Donna (Austgen) Strohl.
   Bob had worked as a construction worker.  He enjoyed fishing, the Chicago Bears, watching his Sunday sports and was a friend to many.  His family always called him “Coot.”
   Survivors include his father Phillip Strohl of Hot Springs, Ark.; a brother Richard (Laura Lee) Strohl of North Judson, Ind.; two sisters Christine (Peter) Claire of Indianapolis, Ind., Kelly (Brian) Clum of Ada, Ohio; two sons Shawn R. Strohl of Whiting, Ind., Nicholas Strohl of North Judson, Ind.; and two daughters Angela (Eric) Michaels of Wanatah, Ind. and Amanda Strohl of Valparaiso, Ind.
   Bob was preceded in death by his mother Donna Strohl and step-mother Sharon Strohl.

Kaye E. Elwood

    Kaye E. Elwood, 79, passed away Aug. 5, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.  Kaye was born May 11, 1936, in Columbus Grove to Richard and M. Virginia (Lora) Staley who preceded her in death. On February 23, 1957, she married Herbert Elwood, and he survives.
   Kaye had worked at Stratton Greenhouse, Bluffton.  She was a member of County Line Church of the Brethren, Ada.  Kaye enjoyed gardening, flowers and spending time with her family and friends. 

Karen Sue Herr

    Karen Sue (Susie) Herr, 54, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:20 a.m. on Aug. 1 at Richland Manor nursing home in Bluffton, Ohio. Susie was born on December 11, 1960, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Donald and Mary Ann (Basinger) Herr who survive. She is survived by her sister Terry Numbers of Ada and brothers Bob (Sharon) Herr of Cairo, Mardy (Lisa) Herr of Bluffton, Jim (Robin) Herr of Bluffton, and Jeremy (Tracie) Herr of McComb. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A very special thank you to the staff and nurses of Richland Manor for their extraordinary compassion and care for Susie.

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