Obituaries

Carolyn Vore Dickey

Carolyn (Kerry) Vore Dickey, 84, formerly of Bluffton, Ohio, passed away on February 24, 2013 in Prior Lake, MN. Preceded in death by her parents, Roger Miller (d. 1995) and Ida Panabaker (d. 1987) Vore, and one brother, Robert Vore (d. 1998), Carolyn was born in Lima, OH October 31, 1928. She graduated from Lafayette Jackson High School in 1946 and Bluffton College in 1950. Kerry taught kindergarten at Allen-East Primary School from 1968-1988.

David L. Steiner

   David  “Pete” L. Steiner  died  on Feb. 24, 2013 at the age of 75 at his residence. On April 3, 1937 he was born in Bluffton to Oliver R. and Helen L. Mumma Steiner, who proceeded him in death.  On July 29, 1956 he married Nancy S. Andrews  who survives in Bluffton.
Pete was a 1955 graduate of the Bluffton High School.  He had worked for 37 years at the Lima Ford Engine Plant and retired in 1995 at the age of 57.  Pete was an avid golfer and he loved to Polka dance.  He also liked to mushroom hunt and he was always up for a good time.  Pete was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton.

Barbara Joyce Lee

   Barbara Joyce (Allen) (Korzec) Lee, age 61, of Pineland, Texas, passed away suddenly on August 21, 2012.
Barbara was born to Della Amanda (Pifer) (Allen) Honse and the late Jerome D. Allen in the Bluffton, Ohio hospital 10 minutes after midnight on January 1, 1951, winning Bluffton’s baby derby for the first baby born in the new year and also, winning the Hancock County baby derby. At that time Barbara’s parents and older sister, Beverly L. Chew, currently of Hilo, Hawaii, lived two miles from the County Line Road. Barbara’s maternal grandparents, the late Ami G. Pifer and Verna E. Pifer had lived 1/4 mile east of Orange Center in Orange Township.
   Barbara’s husband, Doyle Lee, passed away July 21, 2012. He had worked as a construction foreman.

Edith Ann Dunbar

   Edith Ann (Tews) Dunbar, 87 died Sunday February 10, 2013 in her home in Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio.  A journalist, author and playwright, a member of the Detroit Working Writers, she was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was a graduate of the University of Michigan.
   She was a reporter and later Women’s Editor of the Mellus Newspaper in suburban Detroit.  She was a recent resident of Bluffton Ohio, previously Northville, Michigan and earlier Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

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