Husband Of Former
Bluffton Woman Dies
John William Stout, 82, retired
building corpenter died at his home
in Sullivan, Mo., September 3, ac
cording to word received here the
first of the week.
His wife who survives is the
former Myrtle Henkle, daughter of
the late Henry Henkle and also a
cister of Mrs. Wm. Fox of South
Lawn avenue. The couple was mar
ried in 1906.
Also surviving are three children,
Paul of Richmond, Calif., Warren
Roy of Sullivan and Mrs. Helen
Farrer of Maplewood, Mo., together
with five children from a previous
Funeral services were held at Sul
livan on Thursday, September 5
followed by burial in the Odd Fellows
cemetery at that place.
Stout, a native of Patterson, Ohio,
who formerly lived at Ada, helped
construct buildings for the St. Louis
World’s fair more than forty years
ago. Later he moved to a farm
near Sullivan and afterward moved
to town there.
Weds Fostoria Man
Miss Lucretia Johnson, a former
Bluffton High school student, and
daughter of Mrs. Viola Johnson, of
Ada, has wed James R. Gunn, of
The bride completed her schooling
in Ada, after moving there several
years ago, and the groom served
three years in the Army. The cou
ple are living in Fostoria.
Weds Ruthella Rettig
Miss Ruthella E. Rettig, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Rettig, of
Arlington, became the bride of Vir
gil 0. Shellenbarger, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Shellenbarger, of Route
1, Bluffton, in a ceremony at Trin
ity Lutheran church in Jenera, Fri
The double-ring ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Walter Voss, with
members of the immediate families
The bride graduated from Arling
ton High school in 1944 and has
been employed as a typist for the
Ohio Oil Co.
Shellenbarger is a graduate of
Gilboa High school, in the class of
1939, and served in the army three
years. He now is engaged in farm
The couple will reside at Benton
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Old Age Pensions
Boosted By 20%
Increases of 20 per cent in food
and clothing grants for Ohio’s 117,
550 old-age pensioners, including
those in the Bluffton area, will be
effective in November, according to
an order issued last week by State
Welfare Director Frazier Reams.
Responsible for the increase was
a survey of aid for the aged needs,
indicating that larger grants were
necessary. Average old age pension
payment for Ohio last September
Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Graham and
family of Waynesville and Miss Mary
Heddin of Mt. Eden, Kentucky, were
Thursday and Friday visitors at the
D. D. Williamson home. Miles E.
Brickey of Detroit, Mich, spent
Thursday night at the Williamson
Mr, and rs. Arthur Nonnamaker,
daughter Kaye and Mrs. Emmelin
Nonnamaker spent Wednesday even
ing at the Lendon Basinger home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Marshall, Mr.
and Mrs. Carson Marshall and son
Merlin, John Williamson and Mr. and
Mrs. D. D. Williamson attended fun
eral services in Portland, Ind. Sunday
for a cousin who had been killed in
an automobile accident.
Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Leland
Stratton of Longview, Texas and Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Stratton and son
Walter of El Dorado, Ark., who are
visiting at the M. J. Stratton home, a
reunion was held Sunday at the Black
school house. Guests were Mr. and
Mrs. M. J. Stratton, Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Christman and son Terry- of
California, Mrs. Alfred Kloetzly of
Salem, O., Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Christ
man and family, Mrs. Fred Iller, Mr.
and Mrs. Leonard Christman and son
James all of Findlay, Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Stratton and sons of West
Jefferson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Strat
ton and daughter Mary Jo of Pauld
ing, Mr. and Mrs. Wright Klingler
and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cly
I mer, Miss Anna Mary Crow of Find
lay, Miss Marcella Diltz of Jenera,
Miss Donna Hagerman of Bluffton,
Miss Mary Koontz and Sandra and
Eugene Crates of Arlington, June
Gallant, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bell and
family of Marysville, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Emmans and sons of Bluffton,
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bell and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Montgomery and
family, Harold Bell, Mr. and Mrs. N.
B. Steinman, Mr. and Mrs. Rolland
Koontz and family and Jack Koontz
all, of Bluffton, J. O. Koontz of Jen
era, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Koontz and
son and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nonna
maker and family.
Callers the past week at the Ami
Nonnamaker home were Mr. and Mrs.
Shirley Nonnamaker, Mrs. Lucinda
Koontz, Clifford Koontz, Mrs. Henry
Koontz and son Robert, Chas Nonna
maker, Walter Hamilton, Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Eddinger and Robert,
Mr. and Mrs. Art Nonnamaker and
daughter Kaye, John and Fem Koch,
Sam Gorby, Grover Montgomery, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Agin, Mrs. Nelson
Hiestand, Mrs. Mary Hartman and
son Cloyce of Hoytville, Mrs. J. D.
Clymer, Rev. and Mrs. Irvin Kauff
man of Mt. Cory, Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert Gossman, Bess Arnold of Bluff
ton, Scott Eddinger, Russell Elzay,
C. C. Klingler and family and Howard
Nonnamaker and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Zahrand and Vera
spent Sunday at the Mike Gleason
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hover also call
ed at the Gleason home.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brauen called
at the Carl Zender home in New
Riegel Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Welty visited
Sunday evening at the home of Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Barnes called
at the Will Stager home in Jenera
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stratton
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bell
and family, Mr. Jess Stratton and
Mrs. Troup were Sunday callers at
the Orton Stratton home.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Younkman and
family called on Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
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Four days of special services will
mark the 100th anniversary celebra
tion of the Mt. Cory Zion Evangelical
church, starting Wednesday night of
Marking the growth of the church
from its beginning in the home of
Rev. Henry Longbrake back in 1846,
anniversary sendees will be held
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
nights, and all day on Saturday.
Wednesday evening’s opening ser
vice will have Rev. E. E. Overmyer,
Lindsey, a returned missionary from
China, as the speaker. The sendee has
been designated as missionary night.
Thursday evening’s senice wdll be
in charge of the men’s group, with
Rev. C. W. Ruhlman, Canton, a form
er pastor, as the speaker.
The Evangelical Youth Fellowship
group will conduct the special ser
vice on Friday, with a program to be
presented by the young people of the
Flat Rock home.
Rally day wdll be observed at the
final sendees at 9:30 o’clock Sunday
morning and at two o’clock Sunday
afternoon. Rev. D. L. Caldwell, Tole
do, former presiding elder, wdll ad
Mt. Cory Evangelical Church Will
Mark 100th Anniversary Of Founding
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO
dress the morning sendee, following
the regular Sunday school session.
Rev. F. A. Firestone, Fremont, pres
ent presiding elder, will be the speak
er at the afternoon communion ser
vice, followdng a special centennial
obsenance. All evening meetings
throughout the week will open at
eight o’clock. Each service wdll in
clude special music.
Founded by Rev. J. G. Zinser, pre
siding elder, Zion church had as its
charter members, Rev. and Mrs.
Longbrake, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Gressley and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Zeller. Immigrants from Pennsylvan
ia and other parts of Ohio increased
the membership considerably in 1848
and the first Sunday school was or
ganized in the spring of 1849.
A frame structure was built as a
house of worship in 1853. A Bishop
Long dedicated the building, preach
ing in the German language, while
Rev. A. E. Dreisbach preached in the
The present church building, a
brick and stone structure, was com
pleted in 1875 under the ministry of
Rev. William Wonder. The ground
The complete personnel of the store will be on
duty the entire store week. This should result in the
most efficient service to you of which the store
organization is capable—less waiting, fresher and
better-cared-for merchandise, more completely
stocked shelves and displays, better overall store
w’as deeded by N. H. Falk to Isaac
Watkins, David Comer, George Won
der and Andrew’ Link, trustees of the
Although not the oldest member of
the congregation, Andrew’ Bender has
been a member of the church since a
During the war, 38 young men from
the church were in the military ser
Rev. Irvin Kauffman, pastor, is
starting his seventh year as leader of
the 100-year-old institution.
Other ministers have been D. Klein
felter, D. Wonder, George Haley, J.
G. Kissle, C. A. Munk, Frederick
Freck, Henry Hampe, C. M. Reinhold,
S. Hoy, Andrew Lambert, Phillip
Rutt, J. J. Kopp, John Stull, William
Wonder, Abraham Shaffer, P. R. B.
Peer, C. W. Ruhlman and A. E. Mc
Vey, Beecher W. Powell, A. C. Cold
iron, A. J. Foreman, and O. D. Myers.
In honor of his 80th birthday an
niversary, a party of 40 relatives
and friends gathered for dinner and
supper at the home of Jim Vertner
in Beaverdam, Sept. 15. Vertner
w’as for many years rural mail car
rier. Those present came from Sid
ney, Lakeview’, Lima, Beaverdam
The A & Announces
A New Pattern in Food Merchandising
EFFECTIVE ON and AFTER SEPT. 30
THE A&P FOOD STORE
WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS
A 5-day store week is being established after
extensive study and experiment in the belief
that it will mean:
We solicit the cooperation of our customers to the end
that these advantages may be fully realized The
purchase of sufficient supplies to last the family over
both Sunday and Monday will prevent any inconveni
Since Monday food purchases are only a small percent
age of the weekly total, no serious dislocation of our cus
tomers' shopping habits should result.
Our store will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday at regular hours to give you the
most courteous and efficient service of which it is cap
A&P FOOD STORES
Pfc. Robert Marshall, who spent a
twenty day furlough with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall, left
Saturday to return to Grand Island
Airfield, Grand Island, Neb.
Mrs. Fred Grismore of Gainsville,
Fla. recently spent several days with
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall, leaving
here Monday for Grand Rapids, Mich.,
where she has been the guest of her
sister, Mrs. Ella Stull, for several
A most interesting meeting of the
Profit and Pleasure Club was held in
the home of Mrs. Harry Mayberry
near Columbus Grove last Wednesday
afternoon. Mrs. Mayberry who col
lects antique glassware, especially
pitchers, showed and gave a most in
structive talk on her large collection
of lovely antiques.
Following her talk each member ex
hibited and told about one of her
choice possessions in the antique line.
Dainty refreshments were served
during the social hour. Mrs. Wagley
of Bluffton and Mrs. Reed Mayberry
of Columbus Grove w’ere guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Whisler of
Oceanside, Calif., who had gotten as
far as III. on their w’ay home, return
ed here a couple of days last w’eek on
account of the serious illness of his
brother Mr. Clarence Whisler of near
for Store Employes
Several years ago, the A&P gave its employes the
first 5-day week in the history of the retail food
industry. Now our store employes will have two full
consecutive days of leisure ... A short "vacation”
each week for which they can plan ... A privilege
equal to that enjoyed by the employes of many
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 1945
Bluffton, who suffered a heart at
Mrs. Helen Worthington and Mrs.
Evelyn Beals of Bluffton, Mrs. Walt
er Marshall and Mrs. Orlo Marshall
attended a meeting of Past Matrons
of District No. 8 O. E. S. held in Leip
sic last Thursday. Bluffton was
chosen as the next meeting place with
Mrs. Evelyn Beals as president.
Mrs. Fred Grismore of Gainsville,
Fla. and Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Marshall
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. E. J. Miller and daughter Faith
In loving memory of my husband
Frank E. Houston w’ho lost his life
in New Guinea tw’o years ago, Sep
tember 28, 1944.
There’s an open gate at the end of
Thru w’hich each must go alone
And there is a light w’e cannot see,
Our Father claims His own.
Beyond that gate our loved one
Finds happiness and rest
And there is comfort in the thought
That a loving God know’s best.
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