Archive - 2012
John M. Butcher, 61, of Geneva, died on Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with visitation one hour prior to service.
Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Geneva.
Grace C. Crots, 96, died Friday at Swiss Village Nursing Center.
Local arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home and funeral services to be held at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, Ohio.
Hubert L. Feasel, 84, of Decatur, died Friday, December 7, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Hubert was born in Allen County on March 2, 1928, to the late Heber L. and D. Mildred (Smitley) Feasel.
He married Leona E. Trump on December 24, 1950; she preceded him in death on February 23, 2004.
Mary Judith Hebble, 73, Decatur, died this morning.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard, Sefton, & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Mary K. Parrish, 97, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012, in the Saint Anne Home & Retirement Community, Fort Wayne.
Mary was born on July 8, 1915.
She married J. Ronald Parrish on July 3, 1937; he passed away in November of 1987. Mary was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Waynedale, Indiana.
Marilyn Rawley, 74, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Helen M. Sprunger, 95, Berne, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Swiss Village.
She was born in Adams County to the late Christian and Alina (Burry) Balsiger on February 4, 1917.
Helen married Edward A. Sprunger on June 11, 1941; he preceded her in death.
Irene J. Steffen, 93, of Bluffton, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Wells County on August 12, 1919, to the late Levi and Mary (Heyerly) Frauhiger.
On March 5, 1950, she married Glennes E. Steffen at the Apostolic Christian Church in Bluffton; he passed away on May 25, 1985.
Irene was a member of of the Apostolic Christian Church and was a homemaker.
When the State Board of Education at a meeting last week approved changes to how teachers and school administrators are licensed in Indiana, the vote was 9-2.
One of the two board members to vote in opposition was Adams Central Superintendent Mike Pettibone.
"He's a great kid, works hard and sure doesn't let his disabilities hold him back," said Woodlan wrestling Coach Tony Girod of a member of his varsity squad.
Girod was referring to sophomore Nic Hoot, who wrestles at 113 pounds — despite his lack of a left foot, a lower right leg (from the knee) and some fingers.
Nic was born in Russia without the extremities, apparently caused by a botched abortion.