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August 19th

Wanda S. Sprunger

August 19, 2011

    Wanda S. Sprunger, 63, of Berne, died at home on Thursday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

August 18th

Jerry B. Gray

August 18, 2011

    Jerry B. Gray, 66, of Lancaster, Ohio, a former Decatur resident, died on Monday in Pickering House, a hospice in Lancaster, after a seven-year battle with cancer.
    He was born in Decatur on October 29, 1945, to Denver "Jack" and Berniece "Bea" Fennell Gray, who are deceased.
    He married Janet "Jan" Rupp in December of 1964; she survives.

August 16th

Diann R. Gephart

August 16, 2011

    Diann Rose Gephart, 66, of Angola, Indiana, died on Saturday, August 13, 2011.
    Diann was born on June 23, 1945, in Decatur, Indiana to Ambrose and AnnaBelle (Rupert) Gase.
    She married John Robert Gephart on September 28, 1963, in Decatur, Indiana and he preceded her in death on October 29, 2008.

Melody A. Shell

August 16, 2011

    (Due to two errors, the following obituary is being republished.)

    Melody A. Shell, 47, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday in Bluffton.
    She was born to Ron Pietosi and Rita A. Larimore Foss, who survive.

August 15th

Melody A. Shell

August 15, 2011

    Melody A. Shell, 47, of Fort Wayne, died on Saturday in Bluffton.
    She was born to Ron Pietosi and Rita A. Larimore Foss, who survive.
    Other survivors include a daughter, Danyell Abbott of Fort Wayne; a son, Anthony Shell of Noblesville; a brother, Michael Pietosi of Decatur; and two sisters, Melinda Foss of Decatur and Mrs. Rob (Melissa) Manns of Bluffton.

Ermil D. Shifferly

August 15, 2011

    Ermil D. Shifferly, 89, a longtime resident of rural Monroe who lived the last two years at Woodcrest Retirement Community, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He married Mary M. Burger on April 3, 1943; she passed away on April 20, 2005.
    He retired in 1987 from the CTS Corp. at Berne with 22 years of service.
    He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II, serving in France and central Europe.

Cindy L. Werst

August 15, 2011

    Cindy L. Werst, 64, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday August 13, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on November 22, 1946, to Herman and Mary (Fuhrman) Durr in Bluffton; they are deceased.
    On August 1, 1970, Cindy married Patrick A. Werst.

August 12th

Judy L. Brown

August 12, 2011

    Judy L. Brown, 72, of Decatur, died at her residence on Friday, August 12, 2011.
    Judy was born on November 21, 1938, in Pisgah, Iowa, to Leslie J. and Myrtle L. (Hanson) Nuzum.
    On August 20, 1977, she married Robert L. Brown.
    Judy was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Berne. She also drove buses for the South Adams Schools district and worked at Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne in Central Service.

Claude and Donna West

August 12, 2011

     Claude E. West, 74, and Donna K. West, 71, of Decatur, died at home on Thursday, August 11.
    Claude West was born on December 28, 1936, in Bonnieblue, Kentucky, to Walter and Rose Parks West.
    He married Donna K. Mountz McSwain on August 5, 1989, in Decatur.
    Claude was employed at Decatur Casting from 1972 to 1998 and was a member of the Pentecostal Way Church in Van Wert, Ohio.

Ermil Shifferly

August 12, 2011

    Ermil Shifferly, 89, of Decatur, died on Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

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