Obituaries

Howard E. Buell, 87

Howard Edgar Buell, age 87, of Hamilton, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2024 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following a brief illness. Howard was born October 31, 1936 on the family farm in Richland Township, Steuben County, Indiana, the son of Edgar “Pop” and Mattie Lorene (Gilbert) Buell. …

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Ronald H. Snyder, 61

Ronald H. Snyder, age 61, passed away on July 17, 2024, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born on August 20, 1962, he was the beloved son of Robert and Evelyn (Curry) Snyder. Ronald dedicated over 15 years to his career at BDJ, where he was deeply appreciated and supported by his …

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Stephanie J. Turk, 53

Stephanie J. Turk, 53, of Antwerp, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 18, 2024, at Paulding County Hospital.  Stephanie was born August 21, 1970, in Hicksville, Ohio, daughter of Lynn M. and Frances I. “Fran” (Koch) Platt.  She was a 1988 graduate of Hicksville High School.  Stephanie was a selfless …

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Clarence M. Hartley, 81

Clarence M. Hartley, age 81, of Edgerton and a resident of Conway, SC, peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Mr. Hartley joined the United States Air Force at the age of 18 and served 8 years, receiving the Air Medal for flying missions into Vietnam combat …

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Joel E. Boothman, 54

Joel Eugene Boothman, 54, of Pioneer, Ohio passed away on July 17, 2024 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a 10-year battle with Aplastic Anemia.  He was a warrior!  Joel was born on September 24, 1969 in Toledo, Ohio to JoAnn Boothman and was raised by his adoptive parents …

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Madonna Jayne Schliesser, 80

Donna Jayne Schliesser, age 80, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2024, in her home, surrounded by family after a short illness. Donna was born on September 3, 1943, in Hicksville, Ohio. On April 29, 1966, Donna married her husband, Jack, of 57 years, in Covington, Kentucky. …

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Karen L. Handley, 60

Karen Lynn Handley, born on January 27, 1964, to Claude Hohman and Mary Coleman, passed away on July 13, 2024. Karen’s life was a testament to love and joy, with her world revolving around her cherished grandchildren, who were her greatest pride and joy. She had a special bond with …

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Nancy A. Hillard, 94

Nancy “Nan” A. Hillard, 94 of Montpelier passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and was welcomed by the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 14, 2024.  She was born on July 29, 1929 in Montpelier to John C. and Pauline (Birmingham) Rundell.  Nan graduated from …

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Jimmie Jay Volkert, 66

Jimmie Jay Volkert, 66 years of Columbus and formerly of Hicksville, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in his residence, after a 10-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Jimmie Jay was born May 24, 1958, in Hicksville, the son of the late Jay Thomas and Helen E. (Rhodes) Volkert. He was …

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Robert E. Piper, 94

Robert E. Piper, 94, of Bryan, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Robert was born on November 20, 1929 in Stryker, Ohio to Lawrence and Esther (Alspaugh) Piper. He graduated from Bryan High School in 1949 and then served in the United States …

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