Archive - May 2, 2013 - Obituary
Franklin H. Akins, 77, of Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana.
He married Ruby Lee, who preceded him in death on September 12, 1974. Franklin then married Patricia R. Wissler on December 28, 1984, in Fort Wayne; she survives.
Franklin retired in 1983 from International Harvester.
Jeanne W. Azbell, 95, of Decatur, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Jeanne was born on July 2, 1917, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Covington and Elinor (Arnold) Westlake.
On April 14, 1943, she married Joseph F. Azbell; he preceded her in death on February 2, 2003.
Jeanne was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Rebecca Circle. She was also a homemaker and became a registered nurse in 1938, working at Youngstown Hospital.
Ralph Cornely, 59, of Decatur, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 29, 2013, at his residence.
Ralph was born September 18, 1953, in Gastonia, N.C., to the late Jack M. and M. Maxine (Moudy) Cornely.
He was a 1972 graduate of Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio. He worked as a sales consultant for Zurcher Tire in Monroe for 30 years. Ralph loved his cats and his photography. He had a side business with his brother-in-law, John, called Archer Photography, on which he spent a great deal of time.
A memorial visitation will be held from 1:30-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Decatur Church of Christ for Olive M. Miller, 90, of Decatur, who passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012, in the Village of Heritage in Monroeville. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church, with Pastor David Rea officiating.
Olive was born Sunday, May 14, 1922, in Michigan, to the late Wilford A. and Gertrude (Burch) Zurbrugg.
Estella Nussbaum, 86, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are three sons, Art (Carolyn) Nussbaum of Berne, Denver (Jane) Nussbaum and Marvin (Lisa) Nussbaum, both of Monroe ;and two daughters, Arlene (John "Butch") Amstutz of Geneva and Sharon (Tim) Stine of Lake Panosoffkee, Fla.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village. Burial will follow in Mazelin Cemetery, rural Berne.