Floyd H. Hartman, 87, of Bluffton died April 19, 2014, at 5:25 am, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born February 14, 1927 in Orange Township, Hancock County to the late Purl and Bertha Cook Hartman. On August 29, 1946 he married Jeannine Stewart and she survives. Floyd was a farmer and also a steamfitter/welder with the Steamfitters Local 693. He also owned Hartman’s Southern Truck Parts. Floyd enjoyed tractors and participating in tractor pulls. He was a member of Bluffton Trinity United Methodist Church and a graduate of Mt. Cory High School.
Gene A. Stuckey, 72, of Delaware Twp., Hancock Co. passed away at 4:36 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1941 to the late Dale S. and A. Marie (Lane) Stuckey in Delaware Twp., OH. On September 2, 1960, he married Connie J. Smith and she survives. He is also survived by a son, Greg A. (Melissa) Stuckey of Delaware Twp.; a sister, LuAnn Stuckey of Bluffton; granddaughter, Kimberly A. (Ray) Henley of Findlay; three great-grandchildren: Danika Lynne, Jesika Lynne and Emma Jean Lousie Henley; and sister-in-law, Sharon (Stuckey) MacKenzie of Bluffton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald D. Stuckey.
Fairy E. Mesler, 90 passed away April 17, 2014 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born September 8, 1923 in Bluffton to the late Fred and Esma (Burkholder) Bronson. She married Harvey Mesler and he preceded her in death on February 23, 1993. Fairy was a homemaker. She attended the First Missionary Church, Bluffton. She was a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens. Fairy enjoyed playing the keyboard and music. Survivors include a daughter Pamela “Samantha” (David) Holland of Bellefontaine; three grandchildren Lowell Maxwell, Angie Maxwell, Frank Maxwell; and a brother Marvin Bronson of Virginia Beach, VA.
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