Dorothy R. Withrow, 87, of Findlay died at 12:09 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born on February 14, 1927 in Bluffton to the late Russell N. and Mary F. (Hixon) Elzay. Dorothy married Claire E. Withrow on July 23, 1945 and he preceded her in death on July 25, 1994.
Bonnie Sue Smith, 62, went to be with her Lord and Savior just after noon, on Monday, March 10, 2014, while at home surrounded by her family. Bonnie was born March 4, 1952, in Wenatchee, Washington, the daughter of Floyd Richard and Pauline Mildred (Fisher) Snyder. She grew up in Orrville, Ohio, and was a member of the Orrville High School class of 1970. She earned degrees from The College of Wooster (Ohio) (B.A., 1974) and The University of Akron (Ohio) (M.A., 1978; Ph. D., 1986). In 1986, she married David Greg Smith, a 1973 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley High School, Hardin County, Ohio.
Marvin William Hilty, formerly of Pandora, Ohio, died at St. Ritas hospital on Feb. 12, 2014. He was born in Putnam County to the late Aldo and Elizabeth Hilty. He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Hilty of Pandora, and a sister Deloris Joann Hilty, who died at infancy. Surviving is a daughter, Roxanne M. Alameda; grandson, Justin L. Robert; granddaughter, Amanda R Carrier (Opperman) married to Ryan D. Carrier; grandson, Steven L. Opperman Jr.; great grandchildren, Brandi J Robert, Leonidas C. Robert, Brandon A. Schnieder, Blake D. Carrier, Brice E. Miller. Also surviving are three sisters, Doris Christensen, Ojai, CA; Clarice (Fred) Habegger, Bluffton, Ohio and Lois McCullough Gilboa, OH.
Robert A. Amstutz, 76, of Beaverdam died at 4:20 p.m. March 9, 2014 at Bluffton Hospital. He was born October 6, 1937 in Bluffton to the late Jess and Mary Burkholder Amstutz. On June 30, 1957 he married Peggy A. Lewis and she preceded him in death on July 29, 2013. Bob retired from Ex-Cell-O/Airfoil-Textron, Bluffton. He was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora and a member of the Gideons where he was active in their jail ministry. Bob was also active with Transport for Christ. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He was a graduate of Beaverdam High School.