Obituaries

Helen Kae Leatherman

   Helen Kae Leatherman, age 75, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away Jan. 30, 2017. 
   Helen was born in Allen County, Ohio, to Wilford Orlin Geiger and Ruth Ida (Diller) Geiger.    She graduated from Bluffton High School in 1959 and then from Bluffton University in 1962 with a teaching degree.  In 1995, she retired from teaching at Bath Local Schools. 
   She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a true friend to many. She loved to go to garage sales, travel and spend time with her family.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Ronald J. Leatherman.  She is survived by her sister Christine Shumaker; daughters, Tina Leatherman and Tisha Gill;  and grandchildren, Shelby Sturm, Jennah Sturm, and Madellee Sturm.

Allison Neuenschwander

   Allison Neuenschwander, 87, passed away Feb. 5, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton. 
   Allison was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Columbus Grove to the late Hiram and Edna (Luginbihl) Neuenschwander who preceded him in death. On July 24, 1954, he married Gloria Beemer who preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2014.

Harvey Myers Bauman

   Harvey Myers Bauman, 96, passed away Feb. 1, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Harvey was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, to the late Henry and Annie (Myers) Bauman.  On May 28, 1944, he married Pauline Sprunger Bauman who preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2015.
   Harvey graduated from Quakertown High School and later Bluffton College.  He was an electrician for Barnes-Joy and City Loan and Savings.  He was a member of First Mennonite Church in Bluffton where he sang in the choir and was also known as the “Elevator Man.”    He enjoyed wood working and completed many projects in homes and at Bluffton College.  Harvey had served on the Bluffton Board of Public Affairs for fifteen years and also the Mennonite Memorial Home board. 

Bruce N. Marshall

    Bruce N. Marshall, 68, of Hartford, Connecticut, formerly of Bluffton, passed away Feb. 1, 2017, while on hospice at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hartford, Connecticut, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
   Bruce was born Dec. 12, 1948, in Bluffton to Kimmel and Maxine (Cook) Marshall who preceded him in death.
   In his youth, Bruce was a devoted member of the Boy Scout Troop 256 where he achieved his Eagle Scout.  Bruce was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War. Before the onset of his illness, Bruce was a surveyor in Ohio and Connecticut.
   Bruce is survived by a son, Ryan Neil Marshall; two sisters, Linda (Eddy) Smith of Endwell, New York, Sue (Dennis) Kamann of Prospect, Kentucky; and a brother, Terry (Pamela) Marshall of Homosassa, Florida.

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