Archive - 2010 - Obituary
Ruby Shelton Swickard, 89, retired elementary teacher for Muncie Community Schools, died November 8.
She began her teaching career in North Adams Schools, 1954-1969, before moving to Muncie.
A free-lance writer who had over 300 articles published, she was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 2003 from Gov. Frank O'Bannon, given for her lifetime commitment to education, writing and outreach to the community.
Dorathea Hoffman, 82, of Decatur, died on Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Joseph L. Hough, 70, of Bryant, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at his residence, with family by his side.
He was born on Friday, June 21, 1940, in Adams County to Rev. Burley Hough and Hulda (Kessler) Hough.
Joseph was married to Kathy Zerby, who survives.
Joseph worked at General Electric for 25 years and at Geneva Manufacturing for 10 years. He was a lifelong farmer and horse grower.
Harold J. "Lucky" Siefring, 81, of rural Decatur, died today at Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Tony Allen Kelly of St. Augustine, Florida, died on November 8, 2010, unexpectedly in Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife, Karen McBride Kelly, and three daughters, Shannon Kelly, Paige Pawson (Todd), and Alix Overbeek (Dan), along with four grandsons and one granddaughter; a sister, Nan Law of Port Charlotte, Floridaa, and five nieces and nephews.
Eugene "Gene" Morrison, 74, of Laotto, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at home.
Born in Adams County, Gene was a loving husband, family man, and friend. He always had a good story or joke to tell. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, and gospel music.
Gene also had a great kindness toward animals, including stray dogs, cats, and wild critters.
He had a lifelong involvement with farming and auctions, which he loved.
Palmer L. Schwartz, 82, of Decatur, died at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.
He was born on January 6, 1928, in Adams County to Ora and Cora Cook Stopher and was adopted by Noah D. and Catherina Nussbaum Schwartz.
He married Helen E. Roehm on June 21, 1953; she survives.
Palmer was a carpenter since 1945 and was also employed by Adams County as the building maintenance supervisor.
Sharon Y. Gangwer, 68, of Rockford, Ohio, died Friday at home after a long illness.
She was born to Robert L. and Victoria A. Springer Gephart.
Among survivors are her husband, Carl Gangwer; a son, Michael D. Gangwer of Rockford; three brothers; and three sisters, including Mrs. Roger (Norma Jean) Hawkins of Decatur.
Graydon E. Rodman, 54, of Antwerp, Ohio, a former Decatur-area resident, died November 11 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Rex and Kay Jerome Rodman, who live in Van Wert, Ohio.
Among survivors are his wife, Wanda, and two sons: Allen Rodman of St. Louis, Missouri and Burton Rodman of St. Joe, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Wesley United Methodist Church at Van Wert, with burial in Woodland Cemetery at Van Wert. Visitation is 1-2 p.m.
Brian K. Shaneyfelt, 46, of Portland, died Saturday in Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis after a long illness.
He was born to Fred Shaneyfelt Sr. and Lena M. Neff Shaneyfelt.
Among survivors are his fiancee, Tammy Goodman of Winchester two daughters, Amanda Shaneyfelt of Greenville, Ohio, and Abigail Shaneyfelt of Portland; and two brothers, including Dwight Shaneyfelt of Berne.