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November 12th

Helen G. Reynolds

November 12, 2012

    Helen G. Reynolds, 100, of Decatur, died on Sunday at the Village of Heritage, Monroeville.
    Among survivors are her daughter, Sandra Brouwer of Monroeville.
    Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
    Burial will be in Mt. Hope (Willard) Cemetery, rural Berne.
 

Kent D. Whitacre

November 12, 2012

    Kent D. Whitacre, 64, of Monroe, passed away at 2:36 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the Adams Memorial Hospital following a three-year battle with cancer.
    Kent was born in Decatur on Friday, November 14, 1947, to the late DeVon and Alberta (Weil) Whitacre.
    He married Jill Berryman on January 10, 1970, at North Highland Church of Christ in Fort Wayne; she survives in Monroe.

November 9th

Ruth F. Houser

November 9, 2012

    Ruth F. Houser, 77, of Bryant, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness.
    She was born in Bryant on October 14, 1935, to the late Raymond and Veronica (Minch) Wagner.
    Ruth was married June 17, 1955, to Richard Houser; he survives.
    She retired from Bing Lear in 2004 and worked on the family dairy farm. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bryant and a 1953 Bryant High School graduate.

November 8th

Ruth B. Sommer

November 8, 2012

    Ruth B. Sommer, 95, of Decatur, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Adams County on September 9, 1917, to the late Wade H. and Eva Caroline (Ehling) McBarnes.
    On March 25, 1939, she married Eugene J. Sommer; he preceded her in death.
    Ruth was a member of Salem United Church of Christ; its Women’s Guild and was past president of the Sunbeam Garden Club.

November 7th

Sidney L. Fennig

November 7, 2012

    Sidney L. Fennig, 66, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Monday, November 5, 2012.
    He was born in Adams County on January 19, 1946, to the late G. Richard and Emma (Fogle) Fennig.
    On January 6, 1979, he married Mary M. Minnich; she survives in Decatur.

Mary Louise Ries

November 7, 2012

    Mary Louise "Mamie" Ries, 78, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away at 7:41 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at St. Rita Medical Center in Lima.
    She was born in Ohio City on November 24, 1933, to the late Sherman "Buck" and Edna (Ayers) Fenton.
    On October 19, 1977, she married Stephen Wayne Ries; he passed away on December 5, 1979.

Gabriel Abraham Schwartz

November 7, 2012

    Gabriel Abraham Schwartz, a newborn, of Bryant, died Monday.
    Among survivors are his parents, Aden A.C. and Margaret J. (Wengerd) Schwartz of Bryant.
    Private graveside services were held on Tuesday at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Geneva.
    Arrangements were handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.

November 6th

LaMar (Bud) E. Taylor

November 6, 2012

    LaMar (Bud) E. Taylor, 69, died peacefully Saturday, November 3, 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer.

November 5th

Robert L. Brown

November 5, 2012

    Robert L. Brown, 72, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
    He was born in Adams County on August 13, 1940, to the late Clifford R. and Dorothy M. (Reidt) Brown.
    Robert married Judy Nuzum in August of 1977; she died on August 12, 2011. He then married Edith Northup on September 15, 2012.

Marlene K. Clem

November 5, 2012

    Marlene K. Clem, 51, of Decatur, died on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital.
    Among survivors are her husband, Chuck Clem of Decatur; daughter, April Marie (Jeremiah Gifford) Clem of Decatur; and son, Nathaniel William (Amanda) Clem of Bluffton.
    Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
    Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, at Beery Cemetery with Molly Farthing officiating.

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