Obituaries

Dora Deane Faine

   Dora Deane “Deane” Faine, 87, passed away Jan. 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Arlington, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family.
   Deane was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Findlay to Clarence and Blanche (Abbott) Wells who preceded her in death.

Harold Eugene Lehman

   Harold Eugene Lehman, age 84, died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio, where he resided since December 2014.
   Harold was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Daniel and Ada (Hossler) Lehman who preceded him in death. On Feb. 3, 1954, he married Beulah (Kinsey) Lehman who died Aug. 5, 1998.  On Nov. 18, 2000, he married Bonnie (Krantz) Lehman who survives.

Maxine Y. McCafferty

   Maxine Y. McCafferty, 86, passed away Jan. 9,  2017, at 4:30 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Maxine was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Bluffton to the late Louis and Gladys (Schick) Criblez.  She married Max McCafferty who preceded her in death on June 6, 1989.

Richard Lee Cookson

   Richard (Lee) Cookson of Katy, Texas, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at the age of 69. He was a beloved husband, father, and “Pepaw” to his six grandchildren.
   Lee was born in the small town of Bluffton, Ohio, on April 16, 1947. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Bluffton High School in 1965, where he was senior class president and a defensive back on the Pirates football team. He met Elise (Sommer) Cookson at summer camp in high school when they shared an ice cream sandwich at the snack shop. It took a while to convince her, but Elise eventually came around, and they were married for 47 years.

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