Obituaries

Vernal H. Corson

Vernal H. Corson, 94, of Bluffton died October 24, 2011 at Baton Rouge Senior Services Health Center, Lima.  She was born May 21, 1917 in Van Wert to Raymond and Ruby Ausman Holbrook.  On June 19, 1937 she married Donald C. Corson and he preceded her in death. 

Vernal spent most of her adult life in Bluffton.  She was employed as the Secretary/Clerk of the Board of Education and Treasurer for the Bluffton Schools for a number of years.  Later she worked as a secretary for Ex-Cello Corp. She was a 1935 graduate of Lima Central High School. 

Lovina Creeger

Lovina Creeger, 100, of Bluffton died at 1:02 am October 24, 2011 at Richland Manor, Bluffton.  She was born December 4, 1910 in West Independence to David and Bertha Rainey Fruth.  In September of 1929 she married W.E. Creeger and he preceded her in death in July of 1985.

Mrs. Creeger was a homemaker. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton where she had taught Sunday school and was a member of the Women’s Guild.  She was also a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens and had been a member of the Farm Bureau and the Orange Township Grange.  Lovina loved to bake, garden and crochet.

Norma J. Bassitt

Norma J. Bassitt, 77, of Bluffton died at 2:40 pm, October 22, 2011 at Richland Manor, Bluffton. She was born September 26, 1934 in Lima to Kenneth James and Lillian Dysert Harbert.  She was married to Loren Bassitt who preceded her in death. 

Mrs. Bassitt retired from Richland Manor, Bluffton where she was a nurse’s aid.
Survivors include two sons, Frederick A. Butcher of Bellefontaine, Steven O. (Debra) Butcher of Lima, two daughters, Brenda L. Stroz of Pittsburgh, PA, Bambi (Dean) Redd of Jenera, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and a brother, Larry Harbert of Tucson, AZ.  She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur James Carroll, a sister, Wilma Jean Cowden and a brother, Joseph Raymond Harbert.

Doris L. Rockhill

Doris L. Rockhill, 91 died at 8:40 PM October 15, 2011 at Richland Manor, Bluffton.  She was born May 4, 1920 in Toledo to Dr. John A. and Quartense Thomas Evans.  On December 1, 1942 she married Donald W. Rockhill and he died July 16, 2000.

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