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Terry Hampton

Jul 31, 1967 - Nov 08, 2023

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Bluffton, IN

"Terry S. Hampton, 56 of Bluffton, passed away early Wednesday morning, November 8, 2023, at his home in the loving care of his family. He was born on July 31, 1967, in New York to Larry \u0026amp; Brenda H. (Collins) Hampton. Terry attended Bellmont High School and drove for First Fleet for over 27 years. He enjoyed driving race cars at Montpelier Speedway and playing the guitar. He was a very handy person and always had a project going at his home. He attended First Church of Christ and Christ...Read More

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F. Gloria Witkus

Apr 08, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

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Bluffton, IN

"F. Gloria Witkus, 89 of Bluffton, passed away on Saturday afternoon, (Feb. 17, 2024) at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time with the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton."

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Larry L. Jordan Sr.

Jul 18, 1948 - Feb 13, 2024

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Bluffton, IN

"Larry L. Jordan Sr., 75 of Bluffton passed away on Tuesday morning, February 13, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 18, 1948, in Wayne County, West Virginia to Johnny and Eunice (Maynard) Jordan. Larry was a truck driver for many years as was fitting as he had a Gypsie soul and was considered a wandering man. He could never sit still and was always on the go. He will be missed by his children; Hannah Jordan of Decatur, Larry Jordan Jr. of West Virginia, Michael (Laura) Jordan of Bluffton, Cheryl (Brandy) Blevins of Bluffton, James Jordon of Decatur, Jason (Lena Carroll) Jordan of Bluffton, Jonathon Jordan of West Virginia, Danielle Grogg of Decatur, Daniel Grogg of Florida, and Daniel Blevins of West Virginia along with 25 grandchildren including 5 special grandchildren, Larry L Jordan III, Linda Jordan, aka “Mousie”, Kayla Jordan, Joshua Jordan and Charity Muncy; and 9 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include sisters Mary Lou Maynard and Lindsey Ray (Opal) Jordan both of West Virginia Funeral Service Details in West Virginia are still being completed. Complete details will be updated here as soon as they are available. Burial will be held at the Buck Maynard Family Cemetery in Dunlow, WV at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lemler family of Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to the Jordan family at www.thomarich.com."

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Harold D. Arnold

Aug 21, 1933 - Jan 28, 2024

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Bluffton, IN

"Harold D. Arnold, 90 of Bluffton, passed away on Sunday morning, January 28, 2024, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. Harold was born on August 21, 1933, in Liberty Township, Wells County, the son of Luster Arnold and Gertrude (Reece) Arnold. He graduated from Rockcreek High School in Wells County with the class of 1951. He entered service in the U.S. Army in 1954 and was later honorably discharged. Harold married Marjorie A. Jennings on Mar 3, 1956, in Markle, IN. He worked as a type setter for the Bluffton News Banner for 26 years, was a realtor with McBride Reality for many years and then finished his working career as a custodian for the Northern Wells Community Schools system. Harold was a member of the Markle Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Marjorie, of Bluffton, IN. They had two sons, Kent (Linda) Arnold of Decatur, IN and Steven Arnold of Bluffton, IN, and two daughters, Kelli Arnold of Indianapolis, IN and Jodi Arnold of Bluffton, IN. They also had 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Luster and Gertrude Arnold, his brothers Dale Arnold, Bob Arnold and Max Arnold, and his sister Marjorie Spoolstra. Visitation will take place from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Thursday, (Feb. 1, 2024) at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, (Feb. 2, 2024) at the funeral home with calling after 10 A.M. Pastor Gerald Moreland will officiate. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Memorials may be made in Harold’s memory to the Markle Church of Christ or to the Golden Apple Unit at Christian Care Retirement Community and can be directed to the funeral home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lemler family of Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com."

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Jane Ann Hullinger

Dec 11, 1929 - Jan 07, 2024

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Bluffton, IN

"Jane Ann Hullinger, 94, of Bluffton, passed away early Sunday morning, January 7, 2024, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton. Jane was born on December 11, 1929, in Huntington to Harold and Eva Alberta (Thomson) Jacobs and graduated from Huntington High School in 1947. Jane was dedicated to raising her children and volunteered with the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. Jane was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bluffton. She loved playing piano, knitting, cooking and baking. She was a special caregiver to her family. On June 19, 1948, Jane married Robert K. Hullinger, Sr. at First United Brethren Church. They shared 63 years of marriage together before his passing on January 4, 2011. Survivors include her children; Robert K. Hullinger, Jr. of Marion, John M. Hullinger of Angola and Rebecca K. (Stan) Worthman of Ossian. Jane was loving known as “Grandma Jane\u0026quot; to 10 grandchildren; Kristina J. (Joel) Roush, Cara L. (David) Teeple, Ryan Hullinger, Elizabeth (Michael) Mendoza, Sierra (Joel) Gibbons, Stone (Shannon) Hullinger, Josie Nicole Tatom, Abby Hullinger, Carli (Brian) Sauer and Shaye (Federico) Worthman, along with 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Jane is preceded in death by her husband, two sons William J. and Thomas A. Hullinger and a daughter-in-law, Julie Hullinger, and her parents. Funeral services will take place at 6 P.M. on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home with Barry Crosbie officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. on Thursday, the time of the service. A private family burial will take place at a later date at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington. Memorials may be made in Jane’s memory to Stillwater Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lemler family of Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com."

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Larry L. Jordan Sr.

Jul 18, 1948 - Feb 13, 2024

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Bluffton, IN

Larry L. Jordan Sr., 75 of Bluffton, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 18, 1948, in Wayne County, West Virginia to Johnny and Eunice (Maynard) Jordan. Larry was a truck driver for many years as was fitting as he had a Gypsie soul and was considered a wandering man. He could never sit still and was always on the go. He will be missed by his children; Hannah Jordan of Decatur, Larry Jordan Jr. of West Virginia, Michael (Laura) Jordan of Bluffton, Cheryl (Brandy) Blevins of Bluffton, James Jordon of Decatur, Jason (Lena Carroll) Jordan of Bluffton, Jonathon Jordan of West Virginia, Danielle Grogg of Decatur, Daniel Grogg of Florida, and Daniel Blevins of West Virginia along with 25 grandchildren including 5 special grandchildren, Larry L Jordan III, Linda Jordan, aka “Mousie”, Kayla Jordan, Joshua Jordan and Charity Muncy; and 9 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include sisters Mary Lou Maynard and Lindsey Ray (Opal) Jordan both of West Virginia. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Donations to assist the family are appreciated and can be made by selecting the “Donations” tab above. To to the family or in memory of Larry Jordan, Sr., please

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Lane Michael Thomas Hunter

Dec 15, 1990 - Jan 27, 2024

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Bluffton, IN

Lane Michael Thomas “Skip” Hunter, 33, of Bluffton, Indiana passed away Saturday evening, January 27, 2024.He was born on December 15, 1990 in Bluffton to Thomas Lynn and Patricia Lynn (Platt) Hunter, both preceded him in death.Lane was employed at Hershey Salty Snacks, formerly Pretzels Inc., in Bluffton, Indiana for several years.Survivors include son, Tyson Lane Hunter of Bluffton, Indiana; four brothers, Rich Hunter of Lafontaine, Indiana, Jon (Stefanie) Lykins and Jeremiah Lykins both of Petroleum, Indiana, and Russel (Keri) Lykins of Bryant, Indiana; and a sister, Tadgie Hunter of Wapakoneta, Ohio.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Hunter. There will be no services and burial will be held at a later date at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Decatur, Indiana.Memorials may be given in Lane’s honor to his son, Tyson Hunter, via the funeral home.Arrangements are by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, Indiana.

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Carolyn S. Barnes

Dec 09, 1941 - Nov 19, 2023

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Bluffton, IN

"The family of Carolyn S. (Hankins) Barnes, 81 of Bluffton, is saddened to announce that she passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday morning, November 19, 2023, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. She was born on December 9, 1941, in Bluffton, to Howard and Ida (Osborn) Hankins. She worked at Keebler’s in Bluffton. She was a loyal IU basketball fan who loved Bobby Knight. She enjoyed watching Dancing with the Stars. On October 10, 1967, Carolyn and Charles R. “Red” Barnes were married. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2001. Survivors include her five children; John N. Bailey of New Haven, Lorraine K. Wills of McDermott, OH., Charles (Jayne) Barnes of Bluffton, Christina (David Pietz) Barnes of Rochester and Teresa Eubank of Fort Wayne, along with 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren with three on the way. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Red and two sisters, Shirley Myers and Volise “Tuttie” Myers. Visitation will be held from 1 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, (Nov. 21,2023) at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, (Nov. 22, 2023) at the funeral home with calling for one hour prior to the service. Barry Crosbie will officiate Carolyn’s service. Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery in rural Wells County. Memorials may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the family, through the funeral home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lemler family of Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com."

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Beverly Boots

Feb 02, 1933 - Nov 29, 2023

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Bluffton, IN

Beverly J. Boots, 90, of Bluffton, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Arrangements are pending at our Markle Chapel.

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Marion Williams

Dec 13, 1927 - Jul 28, 2023

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Bluffton, IN

Marion MacLane Williams, 95, of Bluffton passed away on Friday, July 28, 2023 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton, Indiana. Marion was born on December 13, 1927 in Lynn, MA. She received her BA in elementary education from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH and her MA in childhood education from St. Francis College in Ft. Wayne, IN. She worked as an elementary school teacher for 30 years in Clinton, NY and in the Fort Wayne school system. She also worked as a homemaker, raising 4 children with her husband, Frederick Williams. Marion was active in her community. She was known for her piano playing skill and was the Church Organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Ossian for 30 years. She belonged to Sigma Alpha Iota, a music sorority. She was a member of the Organist Guild, University Women, Sargasso Book Club, Red Hatters, and various bridge clubs. Marion and her husband Fred were long time supporters of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and WBNI, the local PBS station. Marion and her husband were avid golfers at Parlor City Country Club. Marion was known to have a zest for living. This was evidenced through her musical contributions and her ever-present reading interest. She is survived by her children, Stan (Carol) Williams of St. Augustine, FL, Anson (Sabine James) Williams of Chester, VA, Patricia (John) Sheehan of Park Ridge, IL, and Ralph (Alice) Williams of Newcastle, CA; 4 grandchildren, Zane Williams of St. Augustine, FL and Laura Sheehan (Philip) Suprise, Andrew Sheehan and Tim Sheehan of Chicago, IL; one great granddaughter, Zoe Suprise (6 mos) of Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Frederick Allen Williams; parents, Stanley Robinson MacLane and Laura Newell MacLane of Alstead, NH; and her brother, Donald MacLane, of Geneseo, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ossian, 123 South Jefferson, Ossian, Indiana 46777 with an informal reception to follow. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wells County Public Library in Ossian, IN.

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Ola Vitatoe

Apr 05, 1930 - Jun 14, 2023

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Bluffton, IN

Ola Eugene Vitatoe, 93, resident of Bluffton, Indiana since 2003 passed away June 14, 2023. Eugene was born April 5, 1930, Albany, Kentucky. Eugene grew up working on the farm in Albany, Kentucky. Eugene plowed many fields walking behind an Old Mule and Plow all day long. Different times before the break of day light Eugene would use an Old Coal Lantern to see, and he would shovel a wagon full of corn, and take it to the Mill to have it ground up. In 1946, Eugene started singing gospel songs in Churches with his two (2) sisters Wandalene Vitatoe & Geraldine Vitatoe and his niece Margie Nell Thurston. During this time, Eugene purchased his first car, a 1937 Chrysler. In 1947, Eugene got his first Guitar (German Guitar) from his brother Ed Vitatoe who had purchased it during the time he was in WW2-Germany. Later that year, Eugene started singing with Elmer Butler, Skyler Honeycutt, and John "Slick" Lowhorn at churches in Albany, Kentucky, and the surrounding Counties. This gospel singing group were better known as the Lee's Chapel Quartet. While singing with the Lee's Chapel Quarter, Ola Eugene Vitatoe meet this beautiful young girl named Ila Dean Beaty in 1949 at the Chanute Church in Pickett County, Tennessee. Ola Eugene Vitatoe and Ila Dean Beaty were married on March 19, 1950, at the Highway Church located in Albany, Kentucky by Preacher Stephen Polly. The witnesses at Eugene and Ila Dean wedding were Herbert Polson and James Prince, and both were Preachers. After 70 1/2 Years of marriage, Ila Dean Vitatoe passed away on October 29, 2020. Eugene and Ila Dean had three (3) Sons, Gerald Vitatoe, and special friend Sue Dickey, from Decatur, Indiana, Harold Vitatoe & wife Janice Vitatoe from Bluffton, Indiana and Rick Vitatoe and wife Libby Vitatoe from Bluffton, Indiana. Five (5) Grandchildren: David Vitatoe, Scott Vitatoe, Eric Vitatoe, Matthew Vitatoe and Abigail Vitatoe. Ten (10) Great Grandchildren: Madeline Vitatoe, Zachary Vitatoe, Allen Vitatoe, Asher Vitatoe, Addison Vitatoe, Aiden Vitatoe, Eleanor Vitatoe, Jovi Schultz, Avery Robbins, and Cooper Lewis. Eugene Vitatoe was preceded in death by his parents: Marion (M. C. ) Vitatoe, and Ada Brown Vitatoe. Five (5) Brothers: Wayland Vitatoe, William (Bill) Vitatoe, Leland Vitatoe, Clarence Edward (Ed) Vitatoe, and James Vitatoe. Seven (7) Sisters: Nellie Greenway, Georgia Polston, Zelma Thurston, Minnie Vitatoe, Wandalene Vitatoe, Geraldine Vitatoe, and one (1) infant sister Eliza Vitatoe that died at birth. After Eugene and Ila Dean were married, they purchased a home in Pickett County, Tennessee. Then they moved their family to Detroit, Michigan where Eugene started to work for Chrysler Corporation until 1970 when they decided to move back to Pickett County. Eugene had transferred his employment from Detroit to the new Chrysler Facility being built in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a was member of the United Auto Workers Union until he retired in 1974. Eugene and Ila Dean loved those fresh vegetables that they planted in their garden each year along with lots of canning. Eugene enjoyed Pheasant and Rabbit hunting, but his favorite was Squirrel hunting in the fall of the year, and probably one of the best skilled small game hunters ever from Albany, Kentucky. Eugene favorite sport to watch on TV was baseball and the Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. When you came to Eugene and Ila Dean home you were always welcome with open arms, and you could see and feel the loved that they shared with each other. Within minutes, you had the offerings of cake and pies that Ila Dean had baked and the opportunity of playing and singing songs with Eugene or just sitting around and talking. Eugene always had a strong religious belief and along with his wife Ila Dean, they went to Church as often as they could and raised their 3 sons to go to church and encourage them to raise their families to go to church. Eugene and Ila Dean were members of Vera Cruz Family Worship Center in Bluffton. Eugene was a Bluegrass and Gospel singer for almost 80 years, and he loved playing his Guitar and singing his favorite songs his entire life! But, most of all Eugene loved his family, and especially the grandkids. Eugene and Ila Dean is reunited now in Heaven with their dedicated loved that they shared with each other. What a wonderful Life that Eugene Vitatoe have lived! Burial will be in Wayne Davison Cemetery in Fentress County, TN. To to the family or in memory of Ola Eugene Vitatoe, please

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