Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Sarah Marie (Squeeky) Mendez, 81, of Decatur, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Adams Heritage Nursing Center in Monroeville.
Sarah was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Adams County to the late J. Carl and Ada (Hakes) Hower. On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Blas G. Mendez.
Sarah was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution and V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary. She worked for Thunderbird Products for 37 years.
Sheila Y. Nevsimal, 78, Berne, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her home.
She was born to Norman and Frances (West) Harris Oct. 14, 1935, in Losantville.
Sheila was a nurse and practiced many years at Chalet Village in Berne. Her special interests included crocheting, quilting, reading, traveling and teaching children crocheting at the Berne Public Library.
Kenneth W. Pancake, 71, Decatur, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Tuesday, March 3, 1942, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Virgil I. and Velma G. (Parks) Pancake. He married Barbara J. Borror April 7, 1962, in Decatur; she survives.
Ken was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was a 1961 graduate of New Haven High School and attended Ivy Tech College.
David “Dave” Charles Reed, 72, Coldwater, Mich., lost his fight with cancer Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Decatur, the son of the late Ralph and Rose Mary (Omlor) Reed.
Raymond L. Gibson, 75, Monroeville, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness, however his death was unexpected.
Ray was born Monday, Aug. 22, 1938, in Monroeville, the son of the late Lloyd and Dorothy (Baker) Gibson. He married Mary Jo Weaver Oct. 19, 1957, in Auburn; she survives.
Joseph E. Kipfer, 90, Bluffton, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Christian Care Retirement Community.
Joseph was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Adams County, the son of the late Aaron and Mary (Steffen) Kipfer. He married Marie E. Gerber Jan. 19, 1947, in Bluffton; she passed away Jan. 31, 2004.
Sarah M. Mendez, 81, Monroeville, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Adams Heritage in Monroeville.
Arraignments pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Hadley D. Moser, Berne, infant daughter of Grant and Alyssa (Miller) Moser was stillborn Dec. 4, 2013.
Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Matt and Beth Miller; and Jill Moser, both of Berne; great-grandparents, Don and Coretta Sipe of Berne; Arleen Miller of New Corydon; and Claren and Darleen Lehman of Berne; an aunt, Taylor Miller of Berne; and two uncles, Clark and Heath Moser, both of Berne.
David A. Nutt, 78, Decatur died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Amberg, Wis., Sept. 21, 1935, to the late Gaylord N. and Pauline (Wolford) Nutt.
He is survived by a son, David A. (Siearra) Nutt Jr. and a daughter, Elizabeth A. Lloyd, both of Decatur; two sisters, Rose Smith of Decatur and Gail Stevens of Woodburn; and two grandchildren.
Paula Thieme, 92, Decatur passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in the Adams Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur.
She was born Saturday, Aug. 27, 1921, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Martin and Emma (Hockemeyer) Thieme.
Paula was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Decatur, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid of the church. She retired from General Electric with more than 43 years of service.