Dr. R. Emerson Niswander, 97, of North Manchester, Ind., died on August 10, 2011 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester, Ind. He was born April 2, 1914 in Bluffton, Ohio to Noah Niswander and Kate (Stetler) Niswander. He married Evelyn Mullet on June 8, 1941, and she survives.
L. Burnette "Buzz" Powell, 93, of rural Rawson, OH went to be in the arms of his loving heavenly father at 1:36 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Buzz was born on October 3, 1917, to the late Verne and Stella (Clymer) Powell in Benton Ridge, OH. He graduated from Mt. Cory High School in 1935. He married Mildred Maurine Hall on August 24, 1940, in Gilboa, OH and she survives. They were blessed with and enjoyed 70 years and 11 months of marriage together. Buzz is also survived by two daughters who cherished and admired him: Ann (Gary) Stewart of rural Rawson and Judy (Mark) Shick of rural Rawson, OH;
Dr. Robert Bixel Marshall, age 86, passed away on July 20 at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was born in Pandora, Ohio on November 10, 1924 to Frances C. Marshall and Stella Bixel Marshall.
He grew up on a farm in Richland Township and attended Beaverdam schools. He studied at Bluffton College, graduated from Oberlin College and received his medical degree from Ohio State University. He practiced medicine as a Radiologist in Grand Rapids for over 30 years.
Bob is survived by his wife June Law, five children and nine grandchildren.
Memorial services were held August 1 at First Park Congregational Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ronan Eugene Kagy, stillborn died at 10:24 AM July 28, 2011 at Bluffton Hospital. He is survived by his parents Dennis Kagy and Christina Rettig both of Rawson; maternal grandparents Ron (Cathy) Rettig of Rawson and paternal grandparents Ron (Joyce) Kagy of Richmond, Texas. No services will be held. Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.