Mary Badertscher, 66, passed away on April 3, 2014. Mary (Bartholomew) was born in Vicksburg, MI, the middle sister of five: Russell, Jerry, Becky and Jim. After college she moved to Metamora, MI, where she worked as a home economics teacher and met Dean, her husband of 42 years. After retirement, the Badertschers moved to Bluffton, OH. She is survived by her husband, her son Pete and his wife Sara, and her two grandchildren, Xandra and Roswen. Mary was a retired school teacher, having taught kindergarten and home economics as well as GRADS. She will be greatly missed by many friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name should be given to your local food pantry. A Celebration of Ma
Margaret Ann Dray, 78, of rural Bluffton passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 19, 1935 to the late Floyd Ewing and Stella Margaret (Kidd) Shinabery in Columbus Grove. She is survived by two sons: James Lee (Diana) Dray of Bluffton and Richard Dean (Kendra) Dray of Pottersville, New York; a daughter, Debra Ann (Kelly) Birchnaugh of Columbus Grove; a sister, Jeanette Kohli of Aurora, Colorado; six grandchildren: James Matthew Dray, Daniel Dray, Joshua Dray, Danae Dray, Jessie Birchnaugh, and Kelli Sue Lawler, as well as seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Shinabery, Jr. and a sister, Betty Seyer.
Joe L. Goodman, 82, of Bluffton died at 7:55 a.m. March 22, 2014 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born December 10, 1931 in Bluffton to the late Walter and Bessie Emans Goodman. On June 29, 1956 he married Lois L. Amstutz and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Lisa (Robert) Hetzer of Dayton, two sons, Joe (Julie) Goodman of Marysville, Jerry (Susan) Goodman of Fostoria, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a sister, Colleen Hight of Pandora, two brothers-in law, Chuck (Janice) and Butch (Iva) Amstutz.