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December 11th

Sheila Y. Nevsimal

December 11, 2013

    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.

December 10th

Kenneth W. Pancake

December 10, 2013

    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 C. Reed

December 10, 2013

    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.

December 9th

Raymond L. Gibson

December 9, 2013

    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

December 9, 2013

    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

December 9, 2013

    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

December 9, 2013

    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

December 9, 2013

    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

December 9, 2013

    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.

December 5th

Raymond Lehman

December 5, 2013

    Raymond Lehman, 83, Coldwater, Mich., passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home with his family.
    He was born March 30, 1930, in Berne, the son of the late Myron and Frieda (Rauch) Lehman.
    Raymond taught elementary school in Decatur for 16 years and served as Audio Visual Administrator for 21 years in East Allen County Schools in New Haven. He enjoyed traveling and woodworking.

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