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Anna R. Balmer

April 30, 1923 - October 31, 2016

Burial Date November 3, 2016

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Anna Ruth Balmer, 93, of Bluffton, passed away October 31, 2016, at Maplecrest, Bluffton.
She was born April 30, 1923 in Nappanee, Indiana, to the late Ezra and Anna (Christophal) Mullett. On December 5, 1943 she married Harold Balmer who preceded her in death on April 28, 2012.
Anna was owner and operator of Balmer’s, Bluffton. She was an active member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Anna enjoyed sewing and polka dancing. She designed the outfits used for the Maypole dance during May Day at Bluffton University. Anna was a member of Alpha Gamma Club and the Mennonite Women’s Group. She supported Bluffton in many community organizations and services. Anna was also a big supporter of Bluffton Family Recreation.
Survivors include: sons, Bradley (Leanne) Balmer of Doha, Qatar, Bennett (John) Balmer of Sarasota, Florida, Rev. Dr. Brice (Karen) Balmer of Kitchener, Ontario; Daughters, Bretta (Greg) Smith of Williamstown, West Virginia, Beverly Simon of Bluffton, Barbara (John) Watkins of Germantown, Ohio, Beth Froning of Celina, Ohio , fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, sister, Evelyn Niswander of North Manchester, Indiana, Sister in law, Mabel Mullett of Pensacola, Florida, and sister in law, Mary McMahan of Miamisburg, Ohio.
Preceded in death by a brother, Jonas Mullett.
Services will be held at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton, on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 11 am with Rev. Dr. Brice Balmer to officiate the service. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice, Findlay, First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, or Maplecrest, Bluffton.


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