John Richard Weaver (J. Richard or Dick) died Friday evening, Aug. 19, 2016, surrounded by family at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio. Dick was born in Goshen, Indiana, on Sept. 3, 1920, to Elnora (Kauffman) and John E. Weaver. In 1925, he traveled to California in a Model T Ford with his parents and sister, Eleanor. After a year, the family returned to Goshen. Dick and his family attended Eighth Street Mennonite Church. Being a part of the Central Conference was formative for Dick.
Helen E. Driver, 99, died at 2:35 a.m., Aug. 14, 2016, at Bluffton Hospital. Helen was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Allen County to Russell and Edith (Brenneman) Wolfe, who preceded her in death. On October 13, 1940, she married Marion J. Driver who passed away on Sept. 22, 1997. Mrs. Driver was a graduate of Elida High School and attended Northwestern Business College in Lima. She worked in Chicago and at the City Loan in Lima. Helen was a homemaker and co-owned a shoe store in Lima for several years. She spent her last 17 years enjoying life at Maple Crest in Bluffton. There she participated in many activities. Helen found great delight in volunteering and shopping at the Et Cetera Shop.
Dr. James Haywood Satterwhite, Ph. D., 69, passed away Aug. 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. James was born December 28, 1946, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to James P. and Altha (Smith) Satterwhite. On January 23, 1976, he married Olwen Pritchard who survives in Bluffton.
Wayne W. Habegger, 93, Vero Beach, Florida, and formerly of Bluffton, passed away Aug. 4, 2016 at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach. Wayne was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Bluffton to the late Joseph and Eva (Perkins) Habegger. On May 4, 1951, he married Verba Fisher Habegger who preceded him in death on September 8, 2011.