Obituaries

Dwaine Francis Amstutz

GRANGEVILLE: Dwaine Francis Amstutz passed from this earth into the loving arms of his Savior, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday,  April 20th , 2011 at his home in Grangeville, Idaho, at the age of 88.

Fred. D. Williams

Fred D. Williams, 66 died at 9:45 AM April 16, 2011 at Golden Living Center, Lima.  He was born March 12, 1945 in Bluffton to Francis R. and Dorothy M. (Augsburger) Williams.
He had worked at Rusco, Lugabill Florist, Diller Medical, and A to Z Meats.  He was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton.  He was an avid fisherman and loved playing basketball, billiards, and bowling.  He was a 1965 Bluffton High School graduate.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam Conflict.
Survivors include three sisters Virginia (Richard) Gladwell, Joyce (Ronald) Conrad and Debra (Michael) Hilty all of Columbus Grove; and nine nieces and nephews.

Lillian Mae Weyer

Lillian Mae Weyer, 80 died at 11:45 AM April 17, 2011 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.  She was born November 26, 1930 in Lima to Karl and Magdalean (Kayser) Zimmerman.  On June 22, 1950 she married Jack Weyer and he survives.
She retired from Bluffton Schools as a librarian and treasurer after 21 years.  She also worked at the Peerless Ohio Glove Factory, Triplett Corporation, both of Bluffton, Montgomery Ward of Lima and was a devoted babysitter.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bluffton and taught religious education for over 30 years.  She loved to read and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.  She was a 1949 graduate of St. John’s High School, Lima.

Alpha Smallwood

Alpha Smallwood, 81 of Bluffton died at 10:45 AM April 12, 2011 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born March 4, 1930 in Clay County, Kentucky to Charles and Avis (Napier) Roberts.  She married James “Slick” Smallwood and he preceded her in death.
Alpha was a homemaker.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband and attending flea markets and Blue Grass festivals.  One of her favorite places to visit was Buck Lake.  Alpha collected little spoons and salt & peppershakers from everywhere she visited.  She enjoyed reading the National Enquirer.

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