Archive - Dec 26, 2012
As of 12:30 p.m., Adams County is now at a WATCH Travel Alert Level. According to the Adams County Emergency Management, this status means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.
To keep up with current codes and conditions, listen to WZBD 92.7 FM, or call (260) 692-6370; Emergency Management at (260) 724-5320; or the Adams County Sheriff's Department at (260) 724-5345.
Juanita E. Campos, 72, of Decatur, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Kentucky on December 13, 1940, to the late Ballard B. and Fannie Elizabeth (Hodge) Combs.
Juanita had worked for Automatic Sprinkler as a pipe fitter.
Max E. Colchin, 87, Avilla, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Barbara A. (Lewton) Haynes, 75, of Auburn, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at DeKalb Health in Auburn.
She was born in Decatur on September 14, 1937, to the late Richard D. and Frieda T. (Amstutz) Lewton.
Barbara married Richard L. Haynes on Aug. 10, 1958, at the Fifth Street United Methodist Church in Decatur; he passed away June 3, 1980.
Gertrude I. Hendricks, 86, of Decatur, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on April 8, 1926, to the late Lawrence and Marie (Andrews) Banning.
On August 21, 1943, she married Richard E. Hendricks; he preceded her in death on June 3, 1985.
Gertrude was a homemaker.
Jack Edson Reiff, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 6:05 a.m. on December 14, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He had been a resident the past two years at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Jack was born in Bluffton on April 12, 1923, to the late Johnnie and Gladys (Quick) Reiff.
Jennifer Beth Shaw, 67, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Court House Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since December 13.
Jennifer was born in Berne on February 24, 1945, to the late Horace and Hulda Sommer Lehman.
She was a 1963 graduate of Berne-French High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She later achieved a master’s degree in health administration.
Hobert M. Spencer, 89, of Preble, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.
He was born in Decatur on April 7, 1923, to the late Harry A. and Sina R. (Johnson) Spencer.
Hobert married Vera L. Affolder on June 27, 1942; she survives in Preble.
He attended Salem United Church of Christ in Magley. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43 and the Masonic Lodge 571, and served during World War II in the U.S. Air Force.
Helen M. Stucky, 98, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village. Among survivors are a daughter, Sandra (David) Flueckiger of Berne, and a son, Kerry (Darlene) Stucky of Naperville, Ill.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, also at Swiss Village, with visitation one hour prior.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Light snow began in falling in Decatur shortly after 7 a.m. today as the city and Adams County hunkered down awaiting the first major blast of winter.
Snow accumulations of four to six inches are possible here, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Blustery winds had already arrived, with 20-25 mph blowing and gusts up to 35 mph.
This area remained under a winter storm warning.