Obituaries

Cecil E. Bailey

   Cecil E. Bailey, 41, of Findlay, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. Cecil was born on April 4, 1972 in Bluffton, Ohio. Cecil proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and most recently was employed at Whirlpool. He enjoyed hunting, motorcycles, and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
   Cecil is survived by his brothers, Gene (Nancy) Radebaugh, Buddy (Mary Jane) Bailey, Franklin Bailey, Dale (Ami) Mullins, and Brandon Mullins; sisters, Pandie (Steve) Weyer and Lisa Bailey; grandmother, Edna Judy; and many nieces and nephews. Cecil was preceded in death by his mother, Jennifer (Judy) Mullins; and grandfather, Cecil Judy.

Margaret L. Herr

   Margaret L. Herr, 95, went to be with her Lord, whom she loved August 1, 2013.  She passed away at 2:25 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born January 22, 1918 in Bluffton to the late Clarence and Esther (Slusser) Jones.  On November 1, 1939 she married William M. Herr and he survives.
   Margaret was a homemaker, farm wife and had worked at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton.  She was a life long member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  She enjoyed working with her flowers and traveling. She loved her entire family, her church, her Bible, attending her grandchildren’s activities.  She had been a 4-H advisor.  She was a graduate of Bluffton High School.

Dorothy Irene Porter

    Dorothy Irene Porter, age 90, went to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Fox Run Manor in Findlay. Dorothy was born September 22, 1922 in Bluffton to Reno L. and Bertha M. (Hochstettler) Oberly.
Dorothy graduated from Pandora High School in 1940 and attended business school in Lima.
   She married Frank Patrick (Limey) Porter on June 3, 1944 in Maumee, OH. Frank preceded Dorothy in death on February 14, 1984. Dorothy lived in Toledo and worked for the I.R.S. and her husband served in the Middle East until his service with the British Air Force was completed. They later lived in Bluffton, Findlay and rural areas outside of Findlay and Arlington.

Phoebe Ann Clapper

   Phoebe Ann Clapper, 94, died at 11:25 p.m. on July 28, 2013 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born July 3, 1919 in Hancock County, Ohio to the late John and Mary (Barkimer) Wilkins.  On February 23, 1941 she married Boyd L. Clapper and he died December 5, 2010.
   Phoebe was a homemaker and had been a 4-H Advisor.  She was an artist and china painter.  Phoebe was a graduate of Bluffton High School.
   Survivors include a daughter Joyce (Thomas) Martin; a grandchild Elizabeth (Joseph) Darnell; two great grandchildren Reese and Jude Darnell; and a sister Glada Basinger of Pandora.

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