Obituaries

Claralice Hanna Wolf

   Claralice Hanna Wolf died peacefully on March 30, 2016. Claralice was born in Lampang, Thailand, on March 4, 1921, to Loren Stanley Hanna and Hazel Brunner Hanna, both of California. Both parents served as life-long missionaries in Thailand.
   Claralice was educated at Kodaikanal International School in Tamil Nadu, India, and at Wheaton Academy and Wheaton College in Illinois, graduating in 1943. While a first-year student at Wheaton College, she met Carl Wolf and abandoned her plan to become a medical missionary in favor of life as a minister’s wife. She and Carl were married in August 1943.

Dan Maynard Gleason

   Dan Maynard Gleason, 76, passed away March 28, 2016, at 6:04 a.m. at the Cleveland Clinic.  Dan was born May 21, 1939, in Bluffton to the late Clarence Michael and Mildred (Zahrend) Gleason.  On August 31, 1958, he married Jean Arnold Gleason who survives.

Alice I. Grant

   Alice I. Grant, age 94, died on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 10:35 a.m. at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.
She was born on June 4, 1921, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to John and Esther (Liecthy) Dunbar who preceded her in death.  On April 9, 1938, she married Harold F. “Fuzz” Grant, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 1992.
   Alice was a mother, farmer’s wife and homemaker.  She was a member of the St. Marks Lutheran Church of Ada.  Alice was a member of the Women of the ELCA and the LaFayette Wednesday Card Club.  She was an avid quilter and enjoyed making quilts for others.  Alice donated her time by working at the Ada Food Pantry.

Darlyn Rae Sommers

   Darlyn Rae “Darly” Sommers, 84, Bluffton, passed away March 20, 2016, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Darlyn was born May 1, 1931, in Allen County, Ohio, to Calvin and Huldah (Badertscher) Garmatter who preceded her in death. On March 14, 1953, Darlyn married Dean Robert Sommers at the Ebenezer Mennonite Church. They were married over 63 years and blessed with four sons. Dean survives Darlyn in Bluffton, Ohio.

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