The Aug. 11 Open Forum article by Thornton Parker paints a very rosy picture. In 2010, Uncle Sam gave the residents of Rockingham County about $650 million by his calculation.
WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last.
Twenty-one years ago, in mid-August 1993, an orthopedic surgeon named George White penned a simple yet clear missive to The Winchester Star, the DN-R’s sister paper to our north, outlining a sound philosophy for how men should think that applies not just to Americans in their everyday lives, but as well to the elected officials with whom we entrust the public weal. We repeat this piece each year as a reminder.
Allen Lee Puffenberger, age 71, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2013. Born Feb. 3, 1941, to the late Vincent and Ruby (Keyser) Puffenberger in Sperryville, Va.
Allen, a retired Methodist Minister, served eight churches in the West Ohio Conference. He was a graduate of the University of Richmond, Duke University and the Graduate Theological Foundation.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Martha (Kirby) Puffenberger; children, Mark Puffenberger, Angela (Michael) Taylor and Erik (Stacy) Puffenberger; grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah Taylor, Olivia Puffenberger, Ben and Drew Puffenberger; sister, Jean (Dean) Pitts; and nieces and nephew, Arlene Gregory, Steve Sours and Anita Sherwood.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, 4 p.m. at the Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 425 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, Ohio, with Pastors Tim Swanson and Rick Bell officiating. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service and at the dinner following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) in Allen’s memory, or to the charity of your choice. For UMCOR, checks should be made payable to: Council on Development, 32 Wesley Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085.