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  Elmer D. Bible, 85, East Liberty, passed away at 9:45 p.m., at his home. He was the son of Elmer and Anna Pauline (Ward) Bible.
   On Aug 23, 1979, he married Margaret (Dudgeon) Hefner, who survives in East Liberty. Also surviving are a daughter, Anna Bible, Marysville; a sister, Marguerite Kleinoeder, Elyria; a nephew, Robert O. (Carol) Kleinoeder, Elyria; and a niece, Kathy (John) Horton, Bellefontaine. Deceased are a sister, Dorothy May Bible; and a brother-in-law, Robert Kleinoeder.
   He graduated from Lafayette-Jackson High School. He was in Vo-Ag and 4-H and showed registered Hampshire hogs at local and state fairs.
   He then joined the Army, serving 8.5 years as a paratrooper and in communication headquarters with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky. He spent one year in Japan and one year in Italy.
   After leaving the service in 1959, he moved to the family farm in Logan County where he managed general farming and raised hogs, cattle, goats, and peacocks.
   During his lifetime he served on the LUC board, the Logan County Farm Bureau Board, was a 4-H advisor for 20 years, and owned and operated the Pork stand at the Logan County Fair.
   In his later years he was a member of the American Legion and marched in several parades. He was a member of the Monroe Community Church where he served as chief engineer of the construction of the new church building. He was a partner and developer of the MarElm housing subdivision near Bellefontaine.
   A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at the Monroe Community Church, Pickrelltown, OH with Charles Runion and Tim Sherer officiating.

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