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November 14th

Izaiah M. McDonald

November 14, 2011

    Izaiah Michael McDonald, 10 days old, of Decatur, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on November 1 in Fort Wayne.
    Surviving are his mother, Ashley McDonald of Decatur; the maternal grandmother, Lois Landers of Decatur; and the maternal great-grandfather, Waynard Habegger of Decatur.
    A private family service will be held on Tuesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
    Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.

Lois C. Wheeler

November 14, 2011

    Lois C. Wheeler, 96, formerly of Geneva, died Friday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

November 11th

Eileen A. Andrews

November 11, 2011

    Eileen A. Andrews, 94, of Decatur, a former Adams County Clerk, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on March 15, 1917, in Decatur to Lottie A. and Verda M. Bigham Jackson.
    She married John F. Andrews on November 27, 1938, in Zion Reformed Church of Decatur; he passed away in 1996.
    She served for three years as Adams County Clerk and was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Naomi I. Buckey

November 11, 2011

    Naomi I. Buckey, 90, of Huntington, a former Geneva resident, died Wednesday at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born in Geneva on January 8, 1921, to Theodore and Bertha B. Snow Pusey.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. James (Susan E.) Carter of Huntington, and a sister, Mary Pusey of Geneva.

James Fisher

November 11, 2011

    James Fisher, 78, formerly of Celina, Ohio, died Wednesday in Van Wert, Ohio, Hospice Center.
    Among survivors are his wife, Martha; a son and five daughters, including Mrs. Gary (Debra) Hamrick of Willshire.
    A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Kessler Cemetery.
    Funeral arrangements were by Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.

Colleen J. Miller

November 11, 2011

    Colleen J. "Connie" Miller, 82, of Van Wert, Ohio, died Wednesday at Van Wert In-patient Hospice Center.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Byron (Darlene) Gregory of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. Rick (Susan) Farley of Carmel.
    She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur.
    Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, with burial in Woodland Cemetery of Van Wert. Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Saturday.

November 10th

Ray W. Prowant

November 10, 2011

       Ray W. Prowant, 84, a lifelong resident of Dupont, Ohio, died 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Defiance-Area In-patient Hospice after a brief illness.
    He was born on June 1, 1927, and raised in Continental, Ohio, the son of Homer and Addie (Anspach) Prowant.

November 9th

James L. Blocker

November 9, 2011

    James “Jim” L. Blocker, 80, of Bluffton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Jim was born in Nottingham Township, Wells County, to Lester and Edith (Kleinknight) Blocker.  He graduated from Rockcreek High School in the Class of 1949. He faithfully served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954.

Judith A. Ehlerding

November 9, 2011

    Judith A. Ehlerding, 70, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at her residence.
    She was born in Celina, Ohio, on October 31, 1941, to Paul E. and Dorothy A. (Harlett) Froning.
    On December 2, 1971, she married Frederick K. Ehlerding.
    Judy was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Rosary Society.

Helen Mae Gerber

November 9, 2011

    Helen Mae Gerber, 99 of Bluffton, died Monday. 
    She was born in Adams County  to John A. and Katie (Steffen) Isch.  She married Alvin R. Gerber; he preceded her in death on May 31, 1998.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Mary K. (Leon) Gerber of Warren and Jeanne (Jim) Rinkenberger of Bluffton, and two sons, Jay (Deb) Gerber of Bluffton
and Mark (Barb) Gerber of Bluffton;.

    Bellmont played its first four games away from home but Thursday night lit up...
    Tonight's make-up contest between the Blackford Bruins and the Bellmont Braves...
     To view tonight's contest between the Squaws and the visiting Crestview...

 

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