Obituaries

Leonard D. Kingsley

   Leonard Deal Kingsley, 95 died at 9:20 a.m. June 5, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  He was born in LaGrange County, Indiana to Ray S. and Mertie (Deal) Kingsley.  On September 1, 1940 he married Velma K. Emmert and she survives. 
   Leonard worked as an educator (teacher and school administrator) most of his life. He retired as superintendent of Penta-County Vocational High School, Rossford, Ohio, in 1987. His career in education included teaching biology and Vocational Agriculture in Brighton, Indiana, and Berne-French Township High School, Indiana and a three-year term establishing an agricultural school in Timor, Indonesia, under the auspices of Mennonite Central Committee.

Kay L. Amstutz

   Kay L. Amstutz 49, of Rawson, Passed away Sunday evening at 5:15 p.m. at The Bluffton Hospital. Kay was born in Bluffton on January 9, 1963 to Phyllis (Pearson) Amstutz who survives at Rawson and the late James R Amstutz. 
   Kay was a 1981 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School where she was an Honors Student and enjoyed playing softball. She went on to the University of Northwestern Ohio to study computer programming. She also held a degree from Bluffton University in Accounting. Kay Worked for the Blanchard Valley Health Assn in the Accounting department.

Irene E. Althaus

   Irene E. Althaus, 68, of Bluffton died at 8:44 p.m. June 2, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital.  She was born October 23, 1943 in Bluffton to Ambert and Edna Bower Basinger. On January 20, 1967 she married Jerry Althaus and he survives.
   Irene retired from the Bluffton Public Schools where she was the Elementary School secretary for 25 years. She had also been a telephone operator for the Bluffton Telephone Co and had served on the Bluffton EMS.   She was a member of the English Lutheran Church, Bluffton, a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Bluffton College.

Alice I. Wingate

   Alice I. Wingate, 92, of Bluffton died at 5:40 a.m. June 1, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born November 24, 1919 in Putnam County to Clarence and Esther Slusser Jones.  On October 4, 1940 she married Paul R. Wingate and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2006.
   Mrs. Wingate was a homemaker and retired from the Bluffton High School Cafeteria after 16 years and had worked at Triplett Corp., Bluffton.  She was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton and the Bluffton Senior Citizens.  She was a graduate of Bluffton High School.

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