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July 5th, 2011

Tragedy mars holiday weekend

July 5, 2011

    Tragedy marred the long Fourth of July holiday weekend in Adams County, with a young rural Monroe man losing his life in a farming accident and several people injured in traffic accident.
    Mahlon I. Schwartz, died at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne on Friday night of injuries suffered in a farming accident earlier that evening.
    An Adams County Sheriff's Department report said Schwartz, 22, was run over by a hay wagon on County Rd. 200 South at CR 300 East around 7:49 p.m.

Pride marks remarkable mission

July 5, 2011

    The pride and joy was evident in Michael Baer's voice.
    It was not a personal pride, although that would have been understandable for the man who led a 16-member delegation from South Adams Schools on a remarkable humanitarian mission to provide clean drinking water to residents of the earthquake-ravaged areas around Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Margaret B. Beitler

July 5, 2011

    Margaret B. Beitler, 92, of Berne, died Friday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born to Martin L. Luginbill and Linda Luginbill.
    Among survivors are her husband, Richard Beitler; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Ellen) King of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Bryce (Carolyn) Hoffman of Monroe; and four sons, Paul Beitler of Bluffton; Samuel Beitler of Evansville; and Ryan and Ted Beitler of Berne.

Jana D. Burry

July 5, 2011

    Jana D. Burry, 61, of Fort Wayne, a former resident of Berne, died Friday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Decatur on April 13, 1950, to Evan H. and Helen Patterson Brunner, who live in Berne.
    Other survivors are a son, Jason Burry of Bluffton, and a sister, Pamela Heiman of Findlay, Ohio.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 5-8 p.m. today.

Erline M. Girard

July 5, 2011

    Erline M. Girard, 86, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on April, 9, 1925 in Effingham, South Carolina, to Francis C. and Ethel M. (Cain) Freeman.
    She married Adrian J. Girard Jr. on September 14, 1945; he passed away on January 18, 2004.

James W. Lough

July 5, 2011

    James W. Lough, 86, of Decatur, died on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    James was born in Adams County on July 9, 1924, to Frank and Cora (White) Lough.
    On October 16, 1948, he married Mary J. Garner.
    James worked as a tool and die maker for Gilpin's Ironworks in Decatur.
    He also served his country in the South Pacific during World War II with the United States Marines.

Willie E. Putteet

July 5, 2011

    Willie E. Putteet, 64, of Alliance, Ohio, died on Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Alliance Community Hospital following a long illness.
    He was born on November 16, 1946, in Richmond, Kentucky, to Roscoe and Cleo Chadwell Putteet. His father is deceased; his mother lives in Decatur.    He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Helen R. Schaffer

July 5, 2011

    Helen Ruth Schaffer, 81, a longtime resident of Decatur, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday in Markle Health and Rehabilitation, where she had been a resident for 2.5 years.
    She was born on October 19, 1929 in Chalmers, Indiana, to Earl and Virginia Bryant Plumb.
    She married Charles S. Schaffer on March 25, 1950 in Decatur. He survives.
    She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Mahlon I. Schwartz

July 5, 2011

    Mahlon I. Schwartz, 22, of rural Monroe, died Friday night in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne of injuries suffered that evening in a farming accident.
    He was born in Adams County on December 7, 1988, to Elmer L. and Ida R. Yoder Schwartz of rural Monroe.

June 29th

Susan J. Schwartz

June 29, 2011

    Susan J. Schwartz, 41, of rural Geneva, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Adams County on January 6, 1970, to Menno M. and Barbara A. Eicher Schwartz. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in rural Geneva.

 

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