Obituaries

Joan Anderson

   Joan Anderson, 84, passed away Feb. 1, 2017, at St. Rita’s Hospice Care Center, Bluffton. 
   Joan was born March 24, 1932, in Allen County, Ohio, to the late Guy C. and Mary (Mason) Mayberry.  On March 24, 1951, she married Donald Anderson who survives.
   Joan was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church in Bluffton.  Joan enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
   Survivors also include a son, Jeffrey (Tonya) Anderson of Elida; a daughter, Jennifer (David) Frick of Lima; six grandchildren, Julie (B.J.) Thaxton, Melissa Frick, Brian (Diana) Frick, Misty (Brian) Wainscott, Sara (Brent) Stemen, Shane (Joyce) Thomas; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mary Kathryn Niswander

   Mary Kathryn Niswander, 98, passed away Jan. 30, at Willow Ridge - Frieda House in Bluffton. 
   Mary was born June 15, 1918, in Pandora to the late Tony and Zella (Steele) Frantz.  On Dec. 24, 1938, she married Stanley Niswander, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2003.
  Mary graduated from Pandora High School.  She retired from Sears-Roebuck in Lima where she had been a division manager.  She enjoyed her job and cherished the friendships that she made there.   Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bluffton and past member of Grace United Methodist Church in Lima.  She enjoyed gardening, playing piano, reading and spending time with her grandchildren and close friends. 

Sarah H. Bosse

   Sarah H. (Hay) “Sally” Bosse, age 91, went home to be with the Lord, her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 8:15 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada.
   She was born on Dec. 8, 1925, in Wooster to Benton and Grace (Kaufman) Hay who preceded her in death.   On Sept. 23, 1951, Sarah married Eldon A. Bosse, and he passed away on March 14, 2009.
   Sarah was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera.  She dedicated her entire life to Jesus Christ.  She worked at Ohio Northern University in the Registrar’s Office.

Doris Dorothea Conrad

   Doris Dorothea Conrad, 91, passed away Jan. 26, 2017, at 4:50 p.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. 
   Doris was born Oct. 16, 1925, in New Bremen to the late Ralph and Lillian (Lent) Dunifon.  On Dec. 4, 1962, she married Herbert Conrad who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2008.

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