Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Claudine Mansfield, 91, of Decatur ,died today.
Arrangement are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Karen L. Sharp, 68, of rural Willshire, Ohio a devoted Christian mother passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born in Adams County on February 16, 1945 to John and Edna (Tumbleson) Mason.
She married Anthony "Tony" Sharp on September 1, 1963.
Joseph S. Klarke Jr., 60, of Hoagland, died Tuesday at his residence.
Among survivors are two sons, Uriah Klarke of Monroe and Robert Klarke of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Hannah (Bryce) Arnold of Bluffton and Lydia (Kevin) Fox of Berne; two sisters, Roseanne Jackson of Florida and Evie (Frank) Fuhrman of Decatur.
Friends will be received from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Robert M. "Mack" Roberts, 72, of Decatur, died Saturday, August 24, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are two daughters, Brenda (Robert) Roberts-Nolan of Auburn and Carolyn (Richard) Roberts-Craddock of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a son, Robert M. (Misty) Roberts II of Greenbrier, Tenn.; and a sister, Ruth Roberts of Sneedville, Tenn.;
Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. this Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Jerry L. Smith, 74, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village in Berne.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; daughter, Kim (Mike) Minneci of Cary, Ill.; brother, Robert Smith of Richmond; sisters, Gloria Armstrong of Dayton and Carolyn Race of New Paris, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 10 to 1 p.m on Thursday with funeral services to follow at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
John F. "Mac" McConnell, 93, of Worthington, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 31, 2013.
John was born May 26, 1920, in Decatur to Joseph and Ercie (Dull) McConnell.
John graduated from Decatur High School and attended Depauw University where he played on the football team. He was a World War II veteran. He retired was a V.P. for Motorist Mutual Insurance Company with 35 years of service.
Marsha Hirschy, 66 of Geneva, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are her husband, David A. Hirschy of Geneva; two sons, Chad (Carylyn) Hirschy of Geneva and Eric (Rachel) Hirschy of Berne; one daughter, Amy Landers of Berne; two brothers, Terry L. Jones of Bryant and Von A. Jones of Geneva; and a sister, Sue Gilkison of Middletown.
Jackie Lee McDonald, 80, of Decatur, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his daughter, Cathy McDonald of Decatur; son, Randy L. McDonald of Decatur; and sister, Carolyn Kocher of Lansing, Mich. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Emily S. Schwartz, 15, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Bluffton.
Emily was born November 11, 1997, to Simon E.T. Schwartz and Ruth E. (Schwartz) Schwartz in Bluffton.
Karen Virgina (Brown) Vieth, 67 of Ossian, went to sing in heaven's choir on Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Eileene was born April 17, 1946, in Flint, Mich. to Manley (Mike) and Glynita (Nita) Brown.
She was a gifted athlete and singer from early childhood. Karen shared in music ministries through solos, duets, tiros and choirs.