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May 13th

Dwight F. Girod

May 13, 2013

    Dwight F. Girod, 90, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Decatur, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
    Dwight was born in Adams County on April 3, 1923, to the late Milton and Emma (Firks) Girod.
    On June 21, 1953, he married Jane Maddox; she survives in Fort Wayne.

Treva B. Lehman

May 13, 2013

    Treva B. Lehman, 94, of Berne, died Saturday at Bluffton Regional Center.
    Among survivors are two sons, Ernest Lehman, Jr., of South Bend and Wayne (Denise) Lehman of Fort Wayne, and "Forever Daughter" Arlene Lehman of Niles, Mich.
    Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
    Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.

May 10th

Pauline Selking

May 10, 2013

    Pauline  Selking, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 5 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Pauline was born on Friday, July 1, 1921, in Edgerton, Ohio, to the late Elmer A. and Julia F. (Zeigler) Edwards.
    She married Robert Louis Selking on April 29, 1940, in New Haven; he passed away in 1984.

Virginia I. Elder

May 10, 2013

     Virginia Ilene Elder, 82, of Plymouth, Ind., passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at her residence.
    Virginia was born in Portland on April 30, 1931, to the late Merle and Anna (McFarland) Smiley.
    She married Donald Elder, who survives.

Deborah R. Cross

May 10, 2013

    Deborah R. Cross, 52, of Middle Point, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 6, at her residence.
    Deborah was born February 14, 1961, in Decatur, to Kenny and Kathy (Ratliff) Prichard; her father preceded her in death.
    She enjoyed gardening, animals, cooking, and riding motorcycles. She was a customer service representative at several places, and she was employed at Hearth & Home in Van Wert, Ohio, when she passed.

Daniel R. Everett

May 10, 2013

    Daniel R. Everett, 83, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Dan was born Saturday, August 17, 1929, in Adams County to the late Perry and Bessie (Irwin) Everett.
    He married Lois D. Buuck on September 12, 1948, in Decatur; she passed away on March 7, 2007.

Mary E. Martin

May 10, 2013

    Mary Ellen Martin, 91, of Vera Cruz, passed away at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
    Born on January 22, 1922, in Keenesburg, Ill., to the late James C. and Mary M. (Hedge) Lovellette, Mary married Ervin O. Martin in Monroe, on May 16, 1937; he preceded her in death on April 8, 1987.

Paul T. Stuckey

May 10, 2013

    Paul T. Stuckey, 95, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Indianapolis, Paul worked as a custodian with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years, retiring in 1980, and also in security at Raytheon until he was 90 years old. Paul was a U S Marine Corps WW II Panama Canal veteran.

May 9th

Vernon D. Liechty

May 9, 2013

    Vernon D. Liechty, 85, of Berne, passed away on May 6, 2013, at his home.
    Vernon was born March 16, 1928, to the late Paul E. and Sarah A. (Felber) Liechty.
    He married Ava Kraft on May 10, 1959, in Decatur; she preceded him in death.

May 8th

John D. Pyle

May 8, 2013

    John D. Pyle, 61, of Geneva, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Among survivors are his wife, Cynthia M. (Zuercher) Pyle of Geneva, and  two daughters, Sara M. Haines of Geneva and Deanna S. Hackman of Berne;.
    Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
    Burial will follow at a later date in the Daugherty Cemetery in Bryant.

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