Larry Kay Sterling, 75, died on May 14 with his family by his side in his home in Crawfordsville, Ind. He was born on Jan. 25, 1940, in Deshler, Ohio, to Violet and Lyndus Sterling. His father Lyndus instilled in him the ethos of always repairing things on your own. His mother Violet encouraged his love of music.
Lynnita Linda (Swank) Millay, 74, of Jenera died Thursday morning, May 14, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Lynn was born March 1, 1941, in Bluffton to Bertrand and Juanita (Lora) Swank. She married Marvin Millay on January 30, 1981, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Leigh Ann Alspach and Barbara Alspach both of Bluffton, a step son, Troy Millay of Kentucky, a brother, James (Pam) Swank of Melbourne, Fla., two sisters, Shirley (Larry) Copeland of Findlay and Sue (Harry) Osborn of Bluffton. She was preceded in death by a step son, David Millay.
Dean Alan Miller, 55, Dawsonville, Ga., passed away May 14 at 1:35 p.m. following an extended illness. He was born December 28, 1959, in Pandora, Ohio, to Ellen-Mae Miller and the late Paul E. Miller. He was married to his wife of 24 years, Susan Nelson Miller, on March 30, 1985, who also preceded him in death. Mr. Miller graduated in 1978 from Pandora High School, Pandora, Ohio, and attended the University of Florida, Gainesville. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, Ga., he worked during school years in the summer for William (Bill) Hohenbrink, Rockport, Ohio, owner of Vinyl Porch Enclosures and Greenhouses, Dunedin, Fla., and for the past 15 years as a manager for Home Depot in Dawsonville, Ga.
Rodney W. Fruchey, 58, passed away May 13 in Bluffton after a courageous battle with cancer which he fought to the end. He was born January 26, 1957, in Bluffton to the late Robert (step mother - Mary) Fruchey and Clara (step father - Pete) Parthemore Kearns. On April 25, 2009, he married Sandra Foster, and she survives in Bluffton. Rodney was an independent over-the-road truck driver logging nearly two million miles. He enjoyed reading, fishing and his dogs Roxi and Daisy. He attended Kenton High School.