Obituaries

Barbara E. Weihrauch

   Barbara E. Weihrauch, age 84, of rural Jenera, died at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at her residence.  She was born on May 18, 1931, in McGuffey, Ohio, to the late Everett and Louella (Symonds) Shadley.  On Sept. 3, 1950, she married Wilber H. Weihrauch, and he died on April 29, 2002.  Also surviving are two sons Steven E. (Martha J.) Weihrauch of rural Jenera and David E. (Aunalee S.) Weihrauch of rural Jenera; and three daughters  Lois E. (Howard W.) Achey of Bancroft, Michigan, Jane A. (Mark N.) Boehm of rural Rawson and Beth L. (William B.) Hull of Kenton. She has 26 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother Everett Shadley Jr. and two sisters Doris Weihrauch and Carole Sutz.

Sherrill Dean Burkholder

   Sherrill Dean Burkholder, 74, of Commerce, Michigan, and formerly of Bluffton, Ohio, passed away Jan. 27, 2016 at his residence.     Sherrill was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Vernon and Viola (Garmatter) Burkholder. On Aug. 31, 1962, he married Bernadine ‘”Bea” Mullett Burkholder who survives. 

Sarah A. Woods

   Sarah A. Woods, age 64, Lima, died at 4:10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at her residence.  She was born Oct. 11, 1951, to the late Michael J. and Faye T. (DuPont) Pendergast.  She was formerly married to the late Olen Woods.
   Sarah had worked for Bluffton University and retired as a Custodial Supervisor.  She loved spending time with her family, and they will love and miss her always.

Bernard Lynn Schiffke

   Bernard Lynn Schiffke, 75, passed away Jan. 2, 2016, at 7:39 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev.
   Bernard was born Dec. 8, 1940, in Ferndale, Mich., to Bernard and Mary (King) Schiffke who preceded him in death.  On Sept. 6, 1994, he married Claudia Ury (Ream) who survives.
   Bernard was a graduate of Bluffton High School, class of 1958, and served in the United States Marine Corp from 1959 to 1963.  He was an Engineering Technician for 30 years at Phillips Corporation in Ottawa, Ohio, and retired in 1996.  They then moved to Las Vegas, Nev., to enjoy their retirement, where he resided until his death.

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