Archive - Nov 2010
Eugene "Gene" Morrison, 74, of Laotto, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at home.
Born in Adams County, Gene was a loving husband, family man, and friend. He always had a good story or joke to tell. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, and gospel music.
Gene also had a great kindness toward animals, including stray dogs, cats, and wild critters.
He had a lifelong involvement with farming and auctions, which he loved.
Palmer L. Schwartz, 82, of Decatur, died at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.
He was born on January 6, 1928, in Adams County to Ora and Cora Cook Stopher and was adopted by Noah D. and Catherina Nussbaum Schwartz.
He married Helen E. Roehm on June 21, 1953; she survives.
Palmer was a carpenter since 1945 and was also employed by Adams County as the building maintenance supervisor.
Sharon Y. Gangwer, 68, of Rockford, Ohio, died Friday at home after a long illness.
She was born to Robert L. and Victoria A. Springer Gephart.
Among survivors are her husband, Carl Gangwer; a son, Michael D. Gangwer of Rockford; three brothers; and three sisters, including Mrs. Roger (Norma Jean) Hawkins of Decatur.
Graydon E. Rodman, 54, of Antwerp, Ohio, a former Decatur-area resident, died November 11 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Rex and Kay Jerome Rodman, who live in Van Wert, Ohio.
Among survivors are his wife, Wanda, and two sons: Allen Rodman of St. Louis, Missouri and Burton Rodman of St. Joe, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Wesley United Methodist Church at Van Wert, with burial in Woodland Cemetery at Van Wert. Visitation is 1-2 p.m.
Brian K. Shaneyfelt, 46, of Portland, died Saturday in Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis after a long illness.
He was born to Fred Shaneyfelt Sr. and Lena M. Neff Shaneyfelt.
Among survivors are his fiancee, Tammy Goodman of Winchester two daughters, Amanda Shaneyfelt of Greenville, Ohio, and Abigail Shaneyfelt of Portland; and two brothers, including Dwight Shaneyfelt of Berne.
With 30 personal bests in the first girls swim meet of the season Saturday at Norwell, Bellmont coach Drew Norby left the venue "cautiously optimistic about the season."
"I knew that we had a wonderful core of veterans and a great group of young swimmers, but I wasn't quite sure how we'd perform. The ladies showed me that I should be confident. All of our swimmers had at least one personal best and most had two," stated Norby.
"Moving along very well" and "ahead of or on schedule" were the words used at the November meeting of the school board to describe Adams Central School's construction and renovation project.
The speaker was former board member Barry Ehinger, who now oversees the project as the board's hired representative. Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne is the prime contractor on the design-build job.
For more than 30 years, Sue Eichhorn has been a mail carrier at the Decatur Post Office, including the past 26 years on rural route five.
She was recently honored by the U.S. Postal Service for achieving that milestone. A certificate signed by E. Lynn Smith, the manager of the Fort Wayne district of the USPS, congratulated Eichhorn for her service and added, "Over the years, there have been many changes and improvements in the postal service. Your contribution assisted in making these changes possible."
With only six of the 18 girls back from a program which produced only two varsity victories a year ago, new coach Brandon Bradley doesn't have any miracle elixirs or a plan to speed-drill his troops into a highly competitive squad.
"Practice is going good, but have no basis for comparison," admits Bradley who has extensive experience in the world of boys basketball.