Archive - Dec 2012 - Obituary
Barbara A. (Lewton) Haynes, 75, of Auburn, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at DeKalb Health in Auburn.
She was born in Decatur on September 14, 1937, to the late Richard D. and Frieda T. (Amstutz) Lewton.
Barbara married Richard L. Haynes on Aug. 10, 1958, at the Fifth Street United Methodist Church in Decatur; he passed away June 3, 1980.
Gertrude I. Hendricks, 86, of Decatur, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on April 8, 1926, to the late Lawrence and Marie (Andrews) Banning.
On August 21, 1943, she married Richard E. Hendricks; he preceded her in death on June 3, 1985.
Gertrude was a homemaker.
Jack Edson Reiff, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 6:05 a.m. on December 14, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He had been a resident the past two years at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Jack was born in Bluffton on April 12, 1923, to the late Johnnie and Gladys (Quick) Reiff.
Jennifer Beth Shaw, 67, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Court House Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since December 13.
Jennifer was born in Berne on February 24, 1945, to the late Horace and Hulda Sommer Lehman.
She was a 1963 graduate of Berne-French High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She later achieved a master’s degree in health administration.
Hobert M. Spencer, 89, of Preble, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.
He was born in Decatur on April 7, 1923, to the late Harry A. and Sina R. (Johnson) Spencer.
Hobert married Vera L. Affolder on June 27, 1942; she survives in Preble.
He attended Salem United Church of Christ in Magley. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43 and the Masonic Lodge 571, and served during World War II in the U.S. Air Force.
Helen M. Stucky, 98, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village. Among survivors are a daughter, Sandra (David) Flueckiger of Berne, and a son, Kerry (Darlene) Stucky of Naperville, Ill.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, also at Swiss Village, with visitation one hour prior.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Linda K. Hirschy-Tyner, 65, of Elwood, formerly of Decatur, went to be with the Lord at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at the home of her daughter.
Linda was born in Decatur on July 26, 1947, to Kenneth and Esther (Baumgartner) Hirschy.
She married Burel Tyner on November 25, 1992; he survives in Elwood.
Luther Eugene Patrick, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012, after a valiant fight with cancer.
Born in Social Circle, Ga., Luther was a World War II Navy veteran. He had owned Leipa Car Sales over 20 years and was a co-owner of New Dawn Real Estate Company. He attended Forest Park United Methodist Church. He ran for several political offices, was a past Wayne Township Assessor, former Justice Of The Peace, and an actor for over 40 years.
Phillip J. Schurger, 60, of Decatur, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Decatur on November 1, 1952, to the late Severin H. and Madeline C. (Alig) Schurger.
Phil was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and of its adult choir. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864, where he served as Past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Assembly.
Linda K. Hirschy-Tyner, 65, of Elwood, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.