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June 22nd

Martha V. Eicher

June 22, 2011

    Martha V. Eicher, 102, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Chalmer W. Reinking

June 22, 2011

    Chalmer W. Reinking, 71, of Steilacoom, Washington, died on Friday, June 10, at his home.
    He was born on November 11, 1939, near Preble to Louis and Esther Merkle Reinking, who are deceased.
    He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Kari and Dana; a granddaughter, Michelle; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Joan) Roop of Decatur.
    One sister, Leota Braun, and one brother, Louis Reinking, are deceased.

Betty A. Rice

June 22, 2011

    Betty A. Rice, 74, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born to James I. and Della McGill Wilson.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Pat (Madella A. "Ellie") Baker of New Corydon, and aa son, Donald E. Geiger of Port Charlotte, Florida.
    A service to celebrate her life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with visiting hours from 1-5 p.m. Thursday.

Helen Swisher

June 22, 2011

    Helen "Jeane" Swisher, 63, formerly of Bluffton, died Monday in Ossian Health Care and Rehabilitation.
    She was born to Paul T. and Kathryn Kohls Heller.
    Among survivors are two sons, Doug Swisher of Decatur and Rob Swisher of Bluffton; a brother; and two sisters, Janelee Yoquelet of Decatur and Paula Heller of Bluffton.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel at Bluffton, with visitation from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 20th

Joseph E. Adams

June 20, 2011

    Joseph E. Adams was born on March 19, 1932, in Decatur and died on June 12, 2011, in Rochester, Minnesota.
    He was the loving husband of 57 years to Janet S. Adams, who passed in March.
    He was also the devoted father of Kathleen L. (Scott) Wickman and the dear grandfather of Lauren, Brennan, and Sean.

June 15th

Hillis M. Colchin

June 15, 2011

    Hillis M. Colchin, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on October 6, 1919, in Lake Township of Allen County to Louis A. and Gertrude M. (Van Meter) Wisel.
    She married Mark D. Colchin Sr. on September 14, 1942; he passed away on July 27, 1982.

Sharon L. Thornton

June 15, 2011

    Sharon L. Thornton, 63, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the nursing center in Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on January 11, 1948, in Greenville, Ohio, to Charles and Doris (Kemp) Thompson.
    On January 14, 1967, she married Ronald Thornton. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2011.
    Sharon had worked for the Adams County Emergency Management Agency for many years.

Charles H. Schlemmer

June 15, 2011

    Charles Herman Schlemmer, 75, formerly of rural Ohio City, Ohio, died at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center at Bryan, Ohio.
    He was born on November 17, 1935, in Adams County to Rudolph and Irene Kohlmeier Schlemmer.
    He retired from International Harvester at Fort Wayne after 30 years of service in production and was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Schumm) in rural Willshire, Ohio.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

June 14th

Mark E. Schumm

June 14, 2011

    Mark E. Schumm, 55, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 5:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at his residence.
    He was born on May 17, 1956, in Decatur to Fredrick L. and Rosemary I. Fisher Schumm, who are deceased.
    He was formerly employed by Adams County Gravel and also worked at the Rockford Stone Quarry in Ohio.
    He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (Schumm) in Ohio and was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Sharon Thornton

June 14, 2011

    Sharon Thornton, 63, of Decatur, died today in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

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