Obituaries

Mavis E. Cokinda

   Mavis E. Cokinda, 96, died on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Arlington, Ohio. She was born on July 2, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York to Harold Villard and Vera (Lindberg) Hunter who both preceded her in death.
   On March 19, 1943 Mavis married Robert Milton Cokinda and he died on July 17, 2004. Mavis was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Jenera, Ohio; former member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Long Island, NY. Mavis was very active and helped to begin several National Farm and Garden Club Chapters. She helped to start a chapter in Bloomfield Hills, MI and Pennington, N.J.; Mavis was very active in the Valparaiso University Women’s Guild.

Ryan M. Sommers

   Ryan M. Sommers, 30 died at 4:17 p.m. November 20, 2012 at University of Toledo Medical Center after an extended illness surrounded by his family and friends.  He was born January 3, 1982 in Bluffton to John and Elaine (Andrews) Sommers who survive in Bluffton. 
He had been a computer IT Tech at First Solar Corporation, Perrysburg.  He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton.  He loved working with computers, detailing cars, welding and powder coating.  He was a 2000 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and attended Bowling Green State University.

David C. Rusmisel

    David C. Rusmisel, 93 died at 9:30 a.m. November 12, 2012 at his residence.  He was born November 24, 1918 in Allen County to Paul A. and Verna A. (Carroll) Rusmisel.  On September 17, 1940 he married Margaret Lee Focht and she died February 22, 2008.

William Ropp Triplett

   William Ropp Triplett, 92 of Bluffton passed on from this life November 10, 2012.  He died of natural causes and will be deeply missed.  Ropp leaves behind a legacy of leadership and creativity that blessed his family, friends and community.  He was instrumental in Bluffton’s recreational venues, helping small businesses succeed and his innovative Christmas displays.  He also was dedicated to the associates of the family business, The Triplett Corporation, Bluffton.

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