Archive - Oct 2013 - Obituary
Jerry J. Kitterman, 69, Montpelier, passed away at 8:22 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at IU Health Blackford Hospital in Hartford City.
He was born on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1944, in Bluffton to the late Robert and R. Jeanette (Ducy) Kitterman.
John R. Zintsmaster was the oldest son, born to the Lester R Zintsmaster, former Decatur car dealer, and Clara Teresa Kearney of West Virginia. Alice Beineke Zintsmaster was the youngest daughter, born to Albert Beineke and June Blossom Burkhart, local farmer and business investor in the Decatur area. Both passed away this year in Scottsdale, Ariz., after 58 years of marriage. Alice passed away on March 24, 2013, her loyal and loving husband, John, passed away five months later on Aug. 20, 2013.
Barbara Maxine Buckey, 88, Decatur, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on April 13, 1925, in Indianapolis to the late William and Lelia (Watson) Follett.
Barbara attended Calvary Lutheran Church, Bluffton. She retired as a factory worker at Red Gold and was a member of the V.F.W. women's auxiliary in Decatur.
Lora L. McLemore, 61, Convoy, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
Florence M. Berning, 92, Hoagland, passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Village of Heritage in Monroeville.
Florence was born Tuesday, April 26, 1921, in Mercer County, Ohio to the late Charles A. and Anna M. (Tegler) Siebert. She married the late Frederick W. Berning on Sept. 16, 1951, he passed away on Nov. 26, 2012.
Barbara M. Buckey, 88, Decatur, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Elisa V. Juarez, 90, Decatur, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Britton, Texas to the late Issac and Ramona (Farfan) Vergara. She married the late Francisco Juarez on Nov. 9, 1961. He died on July 10, 1975.
Elisa was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Hispanic Society. She was a homemaker and also worked as a surgical tech in Brownsville, Texas.
Deloris Mae Lichtenberger, 61, Van Wert, Ohio, died at 7:55 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Van Wert County Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 23, 1952, to John S and Wilma (Overholser) Lichtenberger, Wren, Ohio.
Among survivors are two brothers, Sherman (Viginia) Lichtenberger, Berne and Stanley (Jennifer) Lichtenberger, Van Wert; two sisters, Beverly (Alan R.) Lichtensteiger, rural Ohio City, Ohio and Joyce (Jim) Graffmiller, Portland; and many nieces and nephews.
Jane I. May, 80, Decatur, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Jane was born on Nov. 27, 1935, in Portland to the late John and Louise (Schmidt) May.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.
She is survived by a sister, Rosemary Freiburger, Yoder; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Victor May; and a sister, Lena Bennett.