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October 18th

Joan F. Koos

October 18, 2013

    Joan F. Koos, 87, Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Joan was born in Berne on Jan. 30, 1926, to the late Werner and Florence (Teeter) Lehman. She married the late Guy L. Koos in May of 1946, he passed in 1976.
    Joan was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She worked as children's librarian at the Decatur Public Library and was the manager of Nowak Hallmark store in Decatur before her retirement.

October 16th

Charles E. Ripley

October 16, 2013

       Charles E. “Chuck” Ripley, 81,Plymouth, passed away suddenly in his Elliot Avenue home of natural causes on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
    Chuck was a native of Adams County and was born in Blue Creek Township near Decatur on April 12, 1932, to the late Leland A. and Midge C. (Davis) Ripley. He married Norma Louise Chattin on April 15, 1956, in Huntington, she survives.

October 14th

Fern M. Daniel

October 14, 2013

    Fern M. (Hisey) Daniel, 95, Berne, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Among survivors are a son, Noel (Julia) Daniel of Indianapolis; and daughter, Brenda (Jerry) Price of Celina, Ohio.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Swiss Village Retirement Center.
    Funeral services will follow, also at the retirement center.
    Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery, Geneva.

William L. Schumm

October 14, 2013

    William L. Schumm, 84, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at his daughter's home in Monroe.
    Bill was born on Thursday, July 25, 1929, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Theodore G. and Leona (Stetler) Schumm.  He married the late Dorothy E. Ketrow on October 1, 1950, in Monroeville; she passed away on April 15, 2000.
    Bill was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church-Schumm in rural Willshire, Ohio.  Bill enjoyed his family, gardening, and eating out.

October 11th

Corrine V. Lehman

October 11, 2013

    Corrine V. Lehman, 89, Berne, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at her home.
    She was born to the late Henry and Rosella (Beer) Nussbaum on Oct. 21, 1923, in Adams County. She married the late Emerson "Emie" Lehman on Oct. 21, 1944.

October 9th

Charles J. Bransteter

October 9, 2013

    Charles J. Bransteter, 90, Fort Wayne, died Oct. 7, 2013, at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne. He was born in Adams County on Oct. 24, 1922, to the late Charles and Nelly (McGough) Branstetter.
    He worked for Magnavox in Fort Wayne as a foreman, with 49 years of service. He enjoyed hunting and bowling.

Elizabeth Margaret K. Klug Jr.

October 9, 2013

    Elizabeth Margaret K. Klug Jr. 31, of New Haven, passed away, Oct. 1, 2013. She was born on January 29, 1982 in Hartford, Conn., to Laszlo and Elizabeth Maria (Pasztorik) Klug Sr.
    Elizabeth worked as a graphic designer at the Decatur Daily Democrat. She was to be married November 16 to her fiance Brian Frank, her best friend.
    Along with her parents, she is survived by her brother, Laszlo Klug Jr.

October 8th

Martha J. Hilty

October 8, 2013

    Martha J. Hilty, 91, Berne, died on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. She was born to the late Jacob and AmandaHersberger Shelter on March 17, 1922 in Homes County, Ohio. She married the late Joseph A. Hilty on Jan. 16, 1947.
    Among survivors are five daughters, Amanda Atlee) Hershberger of Wooster, Ohio, Annie (Johnny) Wickey and Martha (Emanuel) Schwartz both of Berne, Barbara (John) Graber and Elma (Elmer A.) Schwarts of Monroe; three sons, Henry A.M. (Verena) Hilty and Elmer M. (Esther) Hilty, both of Monroe and Daniel M. Hilty of Denver, Colo.

October 7th

Louis Dubach

October 7, 2013

    Louis "Jerry" Dubach, 82, Geneva, died on Friday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital. He was born in Adams County on Wednesday, April 29, 1931, to the late Elmer and Orrilla (Blocker) Dubach.

Darlene K. Johnson

October 7, 2013

    Darlene K. Johnson, 64, Decatur, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Chalet Village in Berne.
    She was born in Decatur on December 22, 1948, to the late Verlyn R. and  Helen I. Geyer. She graduated from Adams Central High School in 1968 and Parisian Beauty College in 1976. She was an Avon Representative since 2011, had previously sold Mary Kay Cosmetics and was a beautician.

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