Archive - Dec 26, 2013
Robert L. Doan passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
Funeral and burial service will begin 12 p.m. Monday at Serenity Memorial Gardens in Theodore, Ala.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday also at the Memorial Gardens.
James C. "Bodey" Hanson, 65, Decatur, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at his residence.
James was born July 9, 1947, in Alabama.
He was employed for 30 years at Dolco Packaging. Bodey served during Vietnam with the United States Airforce for three years and with the United States Marines for three years. He was a member of American Legion Post 43, Moose Lodge 1311, Eagles Lodge 2653 and Elks Lodge 993.
Janet S. (Elzey) Ellis, 60, Decatur, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence.
She was born April 20, 1953, in Fort Wayne to the late Vilas Elzey Jr. and Norma (Keller) Elzey.
Janet worked as a homemaker. She was a member of the women’s auxiliaries of the Eagles, American Legion and the MS Foundation.
Dorothy P. "Polly" Odle, 93, Decatur, passed away 3 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Dorothy was born Friday, Oct. 22,1920, in Pennville, the daughter of the late John L. and Lottie M. (Bugh) Melick. She married Max E. Odle July 26, 1947; he passed away March 8, 2007.
Dorothy was a homemaker.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Ted) Braun of Decatur and Brenda (Phil) Rumschlag of Loatto; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Eugene George Schlemmer, 81, Decatur, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 2013, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Gene was born Saturday, April 23, 1932, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of the late George and Lillian (Lehrman) Schlemmer. He married Rose Marie Scaer Oct. 5, 1952, at St. John's / Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy, Ohio; she survives.
Gene was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Decatur where he served in many different offices within the church.
Stephen R. Wood, 63, Berne, died Tuesday, Dec.24, 2013, at his residence.
Arrangements pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
When the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big 10 Conference take the gridiron New Year’s Day against the Southeast Conference’s LSU Tigers in college football’s Outback Bowl, it will be the culmination of several months of hard work on the part of a Decatur native.
Adams County Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart announced Jan. 8 will be the first day those interested in running for elected county and township offices may file their petitions of candidacy. Filing will end at noon Feb. 7. Candidates must file their petition in the clerk of courts’ office, with the exception of candidates for Superior Court Judge and county prosecuting attorney, who must file their petitions with the state, Reinhart said.
Members of the congregation of Cornerstone Church in Decatur braved the cold on Christmas Eve to stage a living nativity scene at the church, located at the corner of Piqua Road and Monroe Street extended. Many community members stopped by to see the live depiction of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Photo by J Swygart