Archive - 2010
James M. Beer, 47, of Decatur, died Saturday, October 2, in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
He was born in Decatur on October 26, 1962, to Arthur and Corabelle Beer.
Surviving are his father, who lives in Bluffton; three brothers, Terry and Gary Beer of Bluffton and Lynn Beer of Fort Wayne; and his companion, Kim Wolfe of Decatur.
Private funeral services have already been held.
Virgil D. Egly, 93, of Decatur, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Adams County on March 25, 1917, to Lewis and Nellie C. Diehl Egly.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Mary) Sparks of Apopka, Florida, and a son, Carl Egly of New Haven.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, in Thoma, Rich, Chaney, and Lemler Funeral Home, Bluffton, with burial in St. Luke Cemetery of Adams County.
Erica C. Mattingly, 31, of Decatur, died at her residence on October 4, 2010.
She was born in Decatur on August 15, 1979, to Lawrence J. Mattingly Jr. and Carla J. (Chew) Mattingly.
Erica attended St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur.
She was a former model with Onsite Modeling of Indianapolis.
She enjoyed helping care for her neighbors and enjoyed crafts and music.
Max Marshall McCrory, 91, of Montgomery, Michigan, died Monday morning at Country Meadows Adult Foster Care Home.
He was born on February 11, 1919, in Decatur to Ralph W. and Evelynn Marshall McCrory.
He married Billie Jean Krick on December 21, 1945, in Fort Wayne; she survives.
Thomas L. Johnson, 61, of Bluffton, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born on December 11, 1948, in Wells County to Eugene L. and Helen I. Diehl Johnson.
He married Carolyn "Sue" Betz on June 23, 1984, in Bluffton; she survives.
He worked 28 years for Fleetwood Enterprises at a motor home plant in Decatur.
Rev. Fuhrman P. Miller, 91, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center in Decatur.
Born on February 24, 1919, in Celina, Ohio, to Clarence and Beulah (Fuhrman) Miller, he married Audra E. Coats on March 24, 1946 in Celina. She survives.
OSSIAN — After being delayed due to rain from Saturday, the IHSAA tennis sectional finals were completed Monday with Norwell capturing a 4-1 championship win over Adams Central.
The news was not all bad for AC, however, as the one point they gained, a three-set win by Nathan Barger at number one singles, will continue Barger's season this week as he will compete in the IHSAA individual tennis tournament. This tournament is for winners of number one singles and doubles whose teams are not advancing to the next level.
OSSIAN — Bellmont's freshman volleyball team won four matches Saturday and took the title in the Norwell Freshmen Invitational.
The Squaws won their pool, then took out East Noble 25-6, 25-10, in the championship match.
Taylor Rhymer led the way with 8 kills, 2 aces and 3 digs as Bellmont improved to 15-0 overall.
Former Bellmont High School quarterback Joel Bone, who now plays at Marian University, was severely injured Monday evening in a junior varsity football game against Anderson University.
Marian University varsity football coach Ted Karras, Jr., said this morning that Bone was injured in a tackle and suffered fractures to the top two vertebrae in his neck. He was immediately tended to by emergency personnel and taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he was listed in good condition this morning.
A quilt with 100 squares was created by 25 Adams Central High School sophomores in a global studies class in four weeks.
The classmates made squares that represent their family’s heritage, then sewed the squares together by hand to make a colorful and informative quilt.
Once the work was done, each student explained to the entire class the meanings of the squares they made.