Obituaries

Virgil D. Allgire

   Virgil D. Allgire, 89, of Rockport died at 5:20 p.m., June 10, 2012 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  He was born August 15, 1922 in Lima to Carl and Amanda Leuenberger Allgire. On June 2, 1946 he married Vera M. Burkholder and she preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2002.
   Mr. Allgire retired from Sheller Globe, Lima after 28 years.  He also worked for Labor Local 329 for ten years and was a farmer. He was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton where he had been Sunday School superintendent and taught the Sunday School lessons at Mennonite Memorial Home.  He had been a member of Gideons International.  Virgil was a graduate of Beaverdam High School and was a WWII Army Veteran. 

Leonard D. Kingsley

   Leonard Deal Kingsley, 95 died at 9:20 a.m. June 5, 2012 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  He was born in LaGrange County, Indiana to Ray S. and Mertie (Deal) Kingsley.  On September 1, 1940 he married Velma K. Emmert and she survives. 
   Leonard worked as an educator (teacher and school administrator) most of his life. He retired as superintendent of Penta-County Vocational High School, Rossford, Ohio, in 1987. His career in education included teaching biology and Vocational Agriculture in Brighton, Indiana, and Berne-French Township High School, Indiana and a three-year term establishing an agricultural school in Timor, Indonesia, under the auspices of Mennonite Central Committee.

Kay L. Amstutz

   Kay L. Amstutz 49, of Rawson, Passed away Sunday evening at 5:15 p.m. at The Bluffton Hospital. Kay was born in Bluffton on January 9, 1963 to Phyllis (Pearson) Amstutz who survives at Rawson and the late James R Amstutz. 
   Kay was a 1981 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School where she was an Honors Student and enjoyed playing softball. She went on to the University of Northwestern Ohio to study computer programming. She also held a degree from Bluffton University in Accounting. Kay Worked for the Blanchard Valley Health Assn in the Accounting department.

Irene E. Althaus

   Irene E. Althaus, 68, of Bluffton died at 8:44 p.m. June 2, 2012 at Bluffton Hospital.  She was born October 23, 1943 in Bluffton to Ambert and Edna Bower Basinger. On January 20, 1967 she married Jerry Althaus and he survives.
   Irene retired from the Bluffton Public Schools where she was the Elementary School secretary for 25 years. She had also been a telephone operator for the Bluffton Telephone Co and had served on the Bluffton EMS.   She was a member of the English Lutheran Church, Bluffton, a graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Bluffton College.

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