Edith Lenore Burkholder, 92, passed away March 18, 2017, at 3:15 a.m. at Lima Convalescent Home. Edith was born June 21, 1924, in Columbus Grove to the late Jesse and Helen (Moore) Lentz. She married Jim Burkholder who preceded her in death on April 17, 1993. Edith loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and wintering in Florida. She loved cooking, quilting, sewing, polka dancing, bowling and playing bingo. Edith loved shopping with her three best friends, Joyce, Lola and Jean. She had worked at Terry’s in Bluffton and Northland Lanes in Lima.
Phyllis Mary Bixel was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Carlton and Erma (Sanford) Newton on Aug. 17, 1922, and quietly passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 4, at Oakview Terrace in Freeman, South Dakota, where she had been a resident for a year-and-a-half. She was 94. Phyllis graduated from Western Michigan University in 1945 with a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy and spent her first years of employment working at the Kalamazoo State Hospital, where her husband-to-be, James W. Bixel, was also employed as musical director through Civilian Public Service.
Dennis E. Boyd, 57, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. He was born Sept. 6, 1959, in Killeen, Texas, to James and Wilma (Sargent) Boyd who survive in Orient, Ohio. Dennis was employed by General Dynamics for 35 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who truly enjoyed the outdoors. Survivors also include a fiancé, Millie Wilson; stepson, Scott (Nancy) Wilson; grandchildren, Cory (Cassidy Baker) Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Sarah Wilson, Tanner Wilson, Lincoln Deringer; great grandson, Ian Wilson; niece, Jennifer and Jasmin Truman. Dennis also had many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.