Ruth M. Green, 90 of Rockport died at 7:25 a.m. October 1, 2012 at Richland Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 9, 1922 in Lima to Ernest and Florence (Cook) Freet. On December 24, 1946 she married Robert H. Green and he survives. Mrs. Green was a homemaker and had worked at the Kewpee for 15 years. She was a member of the Rockport United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Friendly Neighbor Club. She was a 1941 graduate of Beaverdam High School. Survivors also include a son Ronald (Linda) Green of Columbus Grove; and a granddaughter Laura (Bernie) Bellmann of Bluffton.
Marjorie M. Diller, 82, of Bluffton died at 3:34 a.m. September 29, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born April 22, 1930 in Bluffton to Omer and Wilma Neuenschwander Gratz. On July 5, 1949 she married Roger Diller and he preceded her in death on February 25, 2010. Marjorie retired from First National Bank, Pandora. She was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. She was a graduate of Poplar Bluff High School, Poplar Bluff, MO and attended Bluffton College and Northwest Business College.
Kenneth R. Steiner, 95 of Bluffton died at 8:30 a.m. September 28, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born October 28, 1916 in Pandora to Clarence and Cora (Rupp) Steiner. On October 27, 1940 he married Lenora G. Schroll and she died September 10, 1999. Kenneth was a lifetime farmer. He had lived on Tom Fett Road in Bluffton ever since he was married. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bluffton. He was a lifetime member and past board member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens. He enjoyed traveling the world especially the Smoky Mountains, Alaska, Norway and Finland. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
Robert M. “Bob” Barkimer, 89 died at 1:48 p.m. at his daughter’s residence on Sunday, September 16, 2012. He was born November 13, 1922 in Columbus Grove to Clarence and Myrtle (Featheringill) Barkimer. On June 19, 1943 he married Mary Ellen Burkholder and she died August 15, 2002. Bob was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned Bob’s IGA in Columbus Grove and wall papered many homes in the area. He was a life member of the Columbus Grove American Legion and VFW. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Columbus Grove where was very active and served on many committees. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and was a devoted care giver to his wife Mary.