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May 10th

Gerald E. Hobbs

May 10, 2011

    Gerald E. Hobbs, 67, of Decatur, died at 6:36 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
    He married Wilma L. Carter on December 28, 1968; she survives.
    He was formerly a maintenance worker at O&R Precision in Geneva and had been attending Cornerstone Missionary Church in Decatur.

L. Irene Hoverman

May 10, 2011

    L. Irene Hoverman, 91, who lived her entire life in Willshire, Ohio, died there at 12:50 p.m. Monday.
    She was born to Floyd L. and Nellie Stetler Strickler.
    She married Merl F. Hoverman on July 17, 1938, in Cridersville, Ohio; he passed away on February 20, 1957.
    She was a member of the auxiliary at Homer Pierson American Legion Post in Willshire and the Willshire Senior Citizens.

Alice Journay

May 10, 2011

    Alice Journay, 90, of Berne, died on Monday at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

May 9th

Linda L. Chrisman

May 9, 2011

    Linda L. Chrisman, 62, of Berne, a former Decatur resident, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Gerald E. Hobbs

May 9, 2011

    Gerald E. Hobbs, 66, of Decatur, died on Sunday at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Diana S. Tonner

May 9, 2011

    Diana S. Tonner, 65, of rural Decatur, died at 9:37 p.m. Thursday at her residence.
    She was born on March 22, 1946, in Decatur to Carl and May Kaehr Hirschy, who are deceased.
    She married William D. Tonner on June 3, 1966 in Berne; he survives.
    She was a 1964 graduate of Adams Central High School, a housewife, a bookkeeper for W. Tonner Farms, and a member of Apostolic Christian Church.

May 6th

Jack G. Petrie

May 6, 2011

    Jack G. Petrie, 77, of Midlothian, Virginia, a former Decatur resident, died in Virginia on April 6.
    Among survivors are his wife, Molly, and three daughters: Julie Brown, Mrs. Allen (Laurie) Price, and Mrs. Scott (Betsy) Gettig.
    A memorial service was held on April 9 in Virginia.

Lucy J. Smith

May 6, 2011

    Lucy J. Smith, 81, of Portland, died Thursday in Jay County Hospital at Portland.
    She was born to Harley and Ioma Gegenheimer Miller
    Among survivors are her husband, Bud; a son, Tom Overla of Portland; and a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Wanda) Shaneyfelt of Geneva.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, Portland, with burial at a later date in Gravel Hill Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visiting hours are 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

May 4th

Janice K. Calhoun

May 4, 2011

    Janice K. Calhoun, 64, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born to Jack and Eileen Rowan Myers.
    Among survivors are her stepmother, Delores Myers of Deltona, Florida; two sons, Michael and Christopher Irwin of Fort Wayne; and four daughters: Lori Irwin of Decatur and Michelle Savieo-Stein, Mrs. David (Misty) Volmerding, and Lisa Irwin, all of Fort Wayne.

Lester H. Hierholzer

May 4, 2011

    Lester H. Hierholzer, 75, of Decatur, died April 29 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born to Egbert and Alma M. Will Hierholzer.
    Surviving are a brother, David F. Hierholzer of Decatur, and several cousins.
    A service to remember his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, rural Bryant, with burial in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church.

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