Obituaries

Herbert E. Reichenbach

Herbert E. Reichenbach, 88 died at 7:05 PM March 4, 2011 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  He was born April 10, 1922 in Bluffton, Ohio to Amos W. and Mary Ann (Welty) Reichenbach.  On June 19, 1943 he married Dorothy Agner and she died August 27, 1925.

Maurice Grant Criblez

Maurice “Dock” Grant Criblez, 96, of Bluffton died at 11:07 February 25, 2011 at Lima Memorial Health System Emergency Center.  He was born February 25, 1915 in Bluffton to Alfred and Adel (Grant) Criblez.  On February 15, 1942 he married Mildred Parker Criblez and she survives.
He was a dairy farmer.  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bluffton and was a charter member of the Ohio Brown Swiss Dairy Association.  He was the 2008 Outstanding Allen County Fair Supporter.  He was a regular for coffee at Ingalls Restaurant, Smith’s Restaurant and McDonald’s.  He was a Bluffton High School graduate.

Carol Louise Jordan Edwards

Carol Louise Jordan Edwards, 67 died at 2:40 AM Sunday February 27, 2011 at her home in Bluffton following a month’s illness.  She was born to James T. Sr. and Lenore L. Willauer Jordan on July 3, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio.  The youngest of triplets, the Rev. Dr. Henderson L.V. Shinn at Grace Evangelical & Reformed Church, Toledo, baptized her with her brothers into the Christian faith.  On May 29, 1966 she wed the Rev. Craig Edwards, who died on June 14, 2009. 

John K. Van Meter

John K. Van Meter, 71, of Columbus Grove, died Friday, February 18, 2011 at 2:08 p.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on March 2, 1939 in Columbus Grove, OH to Lewis and Elizabeth (Berry) Van Meter. He married Marlene Ashba on February 12, 1975, and she survives.

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