Jean M. Lewis, 73, died suddenly after a brave fight against a very aggressive cancer on November 3rd, 2011 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She had recently returned to Bluffton to enjoy her retirement. She was born on August 30th, 1938 the daughter of Charles Bernard Lewis and Catherine Bockrath. She graduated from St. Mary's High School. She became a registered nurse after completing courses at St. Elizabeth's Nursing School in Dayton. She followed a friend to Cleveland, Ohio where she met her former husband, Richard Wagner, on a blind date. She had four sons. She returned to school and obtained a Bachelor degree in Mathematics in 1973 at Bluffton College. She divorced and started her career in geriatric nursing.
Edison "Eddie" LeRoy Young, 81, of Bluffton, OH, died at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Eddie was born on July 23, 1930 in Bluffton to Lester and Ethel Gail (Shulaw) Young. He married Hilda Binkley Young on Oct. 15, 1948, she survives and they have been married for 63 years.
Vernal H. Corson, 94, of Bluffton died October 24, 2011 at Baton Rouge Senior Services Health Center, Lima. She was born May 21, 1917 in Van Wert to Raymond and Ruby Ausman Holbrook. On June 19, 1937 she married Donald C. Corson and he preceded her in death.
Vernal spent most of her adult life in Bluffton. She was employed as the Secretary/Clerk of the Board of Education and Treasurer for the Bluffton Schools for a number of years. Later she worked as a secretary for Ex-Cello Corp. She was a 1935 graduate of Lima Central High School.
Lovina Creeger, 100, of Bluffton died at 1:02 am October 24, 2011 at Richland Manor, Bluffton. She was born December 4, 1910 in West Independence to David and Bertha Rainey Fruth. In September of 1929 she married W.E. Creeger and he preceded her in death in July of 1985.
Mrs. Creeger was a homemaker. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton where she had taught Sunday school and was a member of the Women’s Guild. She was also a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens and had been a member of the Farm Bureau and the Orange Township Grange. Lovina loved to bake, garden and crochet.