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December 30th

Walter L. Watters

December 30, 2011

    Walter L. (Wally) Watters, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011, at his residence.
    He was born on February 6, 1934, in Fort Wayne, to the late Herman C. and Agnes U. (Bagley) Watters.
    He married Connie J. Syndram on June 11, 1955.

John Clark IV

December 30, 2011

    John Clark IV, 84, a longtime Decatur resident and a former member of the Decatur City Council, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    He was born on April 18, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    He married Carolyn J. Lambert on August 27, 1955, in Fort Wayne. She passed away on December 30, 2003.
    John was a teacher in the North Adams Community Schools for 31 years, retiring in 1988. He previously taught in Huntertown.

Christian D. Wickey

December 30, 2011

    Christian D. Wickey Sr., 78 of Woodburn, formerly of Berne, died Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.         He was born to Daniel S. and Mary (Schwartz) Wickey.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine J. (Hilty). Surviving are two sons, Christian D. (Suzanne) Wickey Jr. of Woodburn and Sam C. (Regina) Wickey of Monte Vista, Colo.

Krystene A. Poper

December 30, 2011

     Krystene A. Poper 60, of Berne, passed away on Friday December 30, 2011, at Chalet Village Nursing Home.
    She was born on February 21, 1951, to the late Larry and Mildred (Backus) Pagley in New Castle, Pa.
    Krystene was a clown for Keystone Clowns in Pennsylvania.

December 28th

John P. Koors

December 28, 2011

    John P. Koors, 87, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    John was born in Tipton, Indiana, on January 31, 1924 to Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Dane) Koors.
    On February 12, 1946, John married Florence T. Geimer.
    John was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Holy Name Society and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Lela I. McCollum

December 28, 2011

    Lela Isca McCollum, 101, of rural Geneva, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at her residence.
    She was born on Thursday, May 12, 1910, in Wells County to James and Ida Marker Pace.
    Mrs. McCollum had been a longtime resident of Wabash Township. She formerly attended Apple Grove United Brethren Church in Geneva and had attended Nottingham Township School in Wells County.
    She enjoyed quilting, sewing, canning, flowers, gardening, and fishing.

John H. Graber

December 28, 2011

    John H. Graber of rural Bryant was stillborn on Monday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was the son of Henry D. and Katherine A.R. Graber of rural Bryant.
    Other survivors are four grandparents and two great-grandmothers.
    A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Pennville Amish Cemetery of Jay County.
    Funeral arrangements were by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

December 27th

Mildred F. W

December 27, 2011

    Mildred F. Whitacre, 87, of Berne, died on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Center, Berne. 
    She was born in Wells County, to the late Ernest and Mabel Uptygraft.
    Among survivors are one son, Ernie (Norma) Whitacre, Bryant; two daughters, Carol (Bill) Schabacker of Ossian and Jo (Cliff) Moser of Portland; and a sister, Joan Snyder of Portland.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Whitacre, Sr.;  and a son, Jack F. Whitacre, Jr.

Richard P. Kiser

December 27, 2011

    Richard P. Kiser, 74, Bluffton, died on December 25, 2011, at Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bluffton.
    He was born to the late Kenneth and Clara Kiser in Adams County.

Michael M. Herman

December 27, 2011

    Michael  M. Herman, 68, New Haven, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
    Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as an accountant with Raytheon for 32 years, retiring in 2000.  He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven.
    Michael was an Army Veteran and a former Adams Township Volunteer Fireman. 
    He was a loving brother and an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time at Jimmerson Lake. He also enjoyed watching the Browns and Dodgers games.

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