Obituaries

Pauline M. Geiger

Pauline M. Geiger, 83, of Pandora died at 8:22 am October 10, 2011 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born December 25, 1927 in Detroit. MI to Robert and Hazel Sams Thomas.  On July 27, 1956 she married Grover Geiger and he survives.
Mrs. Geiger was Secretary/Treasurer of Geiger Transportation, Archbold and Country Acres, Pandora.  She was a member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora and a former member of the Shawnee Country Club.  Pauline grew up in Lima and graduated from Lima South High School.  She attended Anderson (Indiana) College.

Wilma Bucher

Wilma Bucher, 95, of Pandora died at 11:21 a.m. September 27, 2011 at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was born October 19, 1915 in Pandora to Levi and Katherine Lehman Neuenschwander.  On January 14, 1983 she married Vernon Bucher and he preceded her in death on August 5, 2000.
Wilma retired from Triplett Corp., Bluffton.  She was a member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora and a graduate of Pandora High School. 
She enjoyed working in her flower garden, crossword puzzles and reading.
Survivors include a stepson, Norman (Mary Ann) Bucher of Findlay, a stepdaughter, Delores Warmuth of Lima, and two sisters, Margaret Burkholder and Virginia (Eugene) Augsburger both of Lima.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, Delbert, Wilbur, Vilas and Edward Neuenschwander, and two sisters, Lenna Kuntz and Minnie Steiner.

Florence R. Duffield

Florence R. Duffield, 98 of Bluffton, Ohio died at 1:25 p.m. September 29, 2011 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born on May 12, 1913 in Van Buren to Matthew and Olive Lauer Duffield who preceded her in death.
She graduated from Van Buren High School and Bowling Green State University.  She taught typing, shorthand, bookkeeping and other business courses at Bluffton High School for 47 years retiring in 1982.
She was a member of Van Buren Presbyterian Church.  She had also been a member of the Alice Freeman Club, Ohio Retired Teacher’s Association and was a charter member of the Bluffton Business and Professional Women’s Club.  She had been a volunteer at Bluffton Community Hospital.

Earl W. Lehman

Dr. Earl W. Lehman, 89, of Bluffton died at 5:27 pm September 24, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  He was born in Riley Township on May 22, 1922 to Albert and Pauline Zimmerly Lehman.  On September 29, 1945 he married Edith Stuckey and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2011.

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