Dr. Robert Bixel Marshall

Dr. Robert Bixel Marshall, age 86, passed away on July 20 at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He was born in Pandora, Ohio on November 10, 1924 to Frances C. Marshall and Stella Bixel Marshall.

He grew up on a farm in Richland Township and attended Beaverdam schools.  He studied at Bluffton College, graduated from Oberlin College and received his medical degree from Ohio State University.  He practiced medicine as a Radiologist in Grand Rapids for over 30 years.

Bob is survived by his wife June Law, five children and nine grandchildren.

Memorial services were held August 1 at First Park Congregational Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Ronan Eugene Kagy

Ronan Eugene Kagy, stillborn died at 10:24 AM July 28, 2011 at Bluffton Hospital. 
He is survived by his parents Dennis Kagy and Christina Rettig both of Rawson; maternal grandparents Ron (Cathy) Rettig of Rawson and paternal grandparents Ron (Joyce) Kagy of Richmond, Texas. No services will be held. Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

Helen L. Neiswander

Helen L. Neiswander, 96 passed away at 1:30 AM July 29, 2011 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  She was born March 7, 1915 in Pandora to Grover and Corinna (Suter) Geiger.  On April 4, 1942 she married Robert Michael Neiswander and he died April 27, 1985.
Helen worked at Triplett Corporation, Bluffton and the Bluffton School Cafeteria.  She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton and a former member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, painting people’s nails, attending auctions.   She attended Pandora High School.

Lois Janet (Berry) Benroth

Lois Janet (Berry) Benroth, 95, died on Friday, July 15, 2011 at her residence at Emeritus of Mentor in Mentor, Ohio.  She was born in May 1916 to James Leroy and Effie (Miller) Berry in Bluffton, where she lived until 2008.
A 1934 graduate of Bluffton High School, Mrs. Benroth was an inspector at Triplett Corporation for 30 years.  As a member of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday School to many children.  Her affiliations included the American Legion Auxiliary and Bluffton Senior Citizens.
She was married to James W Benroth from 1945 until his death in 1990.

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