Obituaries

Sarah R. Ginther

   Sarah R. Ginther, 36, of Bluffton, went to be with the Lord at 7:46 p.m., December 21, 2013 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.  Sarah faithfully loved and served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ up until that time.   She was born December 2, 1977 in Bluffton to Dean and Mary Shank Luginbill and they survive in Pandora. On November 11, 2000 she married Paul Ginther and he survives. Sarah was a homemaker, loving wife, and devoted mother. She was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. She was a 1996 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and graduated from Malone College with a BS in Social Work.

Dorothy E. Fittro Storer Yant

   Dorothy E. Fittro Storer Yant, 87, died December 21, 2013 at Wapak Manor.  She was born November 6, 1926 in Lynchburg, Ohio to the late Roy A. and Edna (Monce) Fittro.  On April 11, 1945 she married Leo Storer and he died December 3, 1979.  She then married Lawrence Yant Jr. on December 12, 1981 and he died June 10, 2000.
   Dorothy retired from Hayes-Albion, Spencerville, Ohio.  She also had worked at White Cottage Rentals, Lima for 40 years.  She was a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens and was an auxiliary member for United Transportation Union.  She was a graduate of Wilmington High School.

David Clair Schumacher

   David Clair Schumacher, 87, of Findlay, died at 1:58 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. He was born on September 26, 1926 in Putman County, Ohio to the late David and Edna (Suter) Schumacher. Clair married Helen L. Iams on June 26, 1954 and she preceded him in death on January 18, 2004.
   Surviving are his children: A daughter, Connie Schumacher, Norwalk, Connecticut; three sons, Les Schumacher, Findlay, Tom Schumacher, North Baltimore, Ohio; Tim Schumacher, Louisville, Kentucky; and one granddaughter, Katrina (Jared) Rittichier, Toledo, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a brother, Chauncy Schumacher.

Velma Katherine Kingsley

   Velma Katherine (Emmert) Kingsley, 97, died at 7:00 a.m. on December 20th, 2013 at Frieda House, Bluffton, Ohio.  She was born September 30th, 1916, to the late John and Grace (Plank) Emmert in Topeka, Indiana.  On September 1st, 1940, she married Leonard D. Kingsley who passed away on June 5th, 2012.
   Nurturing children, both in her family life and her teaching career, was the passion of her life: to both of these spheres she brought great creativity and enthusiasm.  Her early teaching career was interrupted by her whole-hearted embrace of motherhood; she later home-schooled some of her eight children when the family lived in Kupang, Timor, Indonesia. 

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