Judith “Judy” D. Mericle, 71 died at 11:45 p.m. March 13, 2013 at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born July 6, 1941 in Putnam County, Ohio to Grenfall and Geraldine “Jerry” (Stirn) Mericle. Her mother survives in Bluffton. Judy retired as a legal secretary for Mike Bender Atty. She was a member of Pandora Missionary Church. Judy enjoyed playing dominoes and cards. She also enjoyed lighthouses, John Deere equipment and watching deer. She was a Pandora-Gilboa graduate.
Lola May Basinger, 96 died at 1:20 p.m. March 3, 2013 at Willow Ridge, Bluffton. She was born September 27, 1916 in Roanoke, Illinois to the late Rudolph and Matilda (Stalter) Schertz. On July 8, 1948 she married L. Eugene Basinger and he died July 1, 2011. She retired from Lima Convalescent Home as a registered nurse. She had also nursed in Chicago, Washington DC, Virginia and Ohio. She served as a camp nurse Civilian Public Service in World War II, which is where she met her husband Gene. Lola was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. She was a graduate of Mennonite School of Nursing, Bloomington Illinois and Goshen College, Goshen Indiana.
Janet M. Hanna, 77, of rural Findlay passed away at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at The Heritage. She was born in Deshler, Ohio to the late Winfield S. and Helen Bertha (Beck) Ziessler. She married John O. Hanna on Sept. 11, 1960, and he survives. Also surviving are their three children: Judy Long of Jenera, Jeff (Karen) Hanna of Arcadia, Jerry (Debb) Hanna of Alvada; six grandchildren, Matt and Philip Long, Breanna Hanna, Savannah Long, Brody Hanna and Drew Hanna; six siblings, Winfield (Carol) Ziessler of Arcadia, Virginia (Walter) Shields of Curtice, Carl (Jean) Ziessler of Upper Sandusky, Richard (Betty) Ziessler and Owen (Kay) Ziessler both of Bluffton and Nancy (Gary) Stoody