Obituaries

Charlene Marie Burkholder

    Charlene Marie Burkholder passed away on October 22, 2014. She was born on August 2, 1944. Charlene is survived by her husband, Dr. Jared Burkholder of Hesston, KS, and her children, Brad Burkholder (Sally) of Hesston, KS; Tiffany Smith (Michael) of Omaha, NE; Jonathan Burkholder (Jeanna) of Seattle, WA; and Candice Bradford (Jeff) of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Cassidy Burkholder, Carson Burkholder, Thaddaeus Smith, Elias Smith, Matthias Smith, Graham Burkholder, Elliott Burkholder, Tyson Bradford, and Taylor Bradford; sister, Yvonne Fenimore (Terry) of Urbandale, IA; sister-in-law, Dori Classen of Holdrege, NE; and many nieces and nephews. Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, Curt & Lena Classen; her step-mother, Mary Classen; and her brother, Jerry Classen.

Gloria J. Neuenschwander

    Gloria J. Neuenschwander, 83, of Beaverdam, died 6:55 p.m. October 26, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.  She was born August 14, 1931, in Beaverdam to the late Roy and Florence Walters Beemer.  She married Allison Neuenschwander, and he survives.
   Gloria was a homemaker and had worked at Marimor Industries  and Moser Eggs.  She was a member of the Beaverdam Church of Christ.  She enjoyed traveling, needlepoint, quilting and other needle work and baking.  Gloria was a graduate of Beaverdam High School. 

Donavon Jan Conrad

    Donavon Jan Conrad passed away on October 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Findlay.  Jan was born on April 28, 1938, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Donavon Burdette and Ruth Lucille (Dally) Conrad.  Jan is survived by his wife Leona of 53 years.  He is also survived by his three children and their spouses: Jon Randall (Lorie) of Mountain View, WY, Canada; Sue (John) Rooney of Sedona, AZ; and Michael Eric of Grand Blanc, MI.  He is also survived by 12 beautiful grandchildren and three great grandchildren; his sister Sharon (Bill) Locke of Bluffton; nieces and a nephew.

Nancy Lee Young

    Nancy Lee Young, age 82, of Columbus, a longtime resident of Bluffton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Abbington of Arlington in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by her family.  Nancy was a graduate of Central High School and The Ohio State University.  She was a member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Young, a retired Ohio State Highway Patrolman.  She is survived by her son, Robert (Janice) Young; daughter, Jennifer Young; grandchildren, Lauren and Patrick Young and Jeffrey (Elysabeth) Stack; great grandson, Rylan Stack; and sister, Dareen Wilson.  A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m.

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