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November 22nd

Louise P. Lengerich

November 22, 2013

    Louise P. Lengerich, 91, Monroeville, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Adams Heritage in Monroeville.
    She was born on Sunday, July 23, 1922, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Martin J. and  Lydia M. (Scherer) Boerger. She married Gerald T. “Tex” Lengerich on August 28, 1948; he passed away on March 21, 1995.

Betty L. Pettibone

November 22, 2013

    Betty L. Pettibone, 92, Woodburn, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. 
    She is survived by her husband, Gene Pettibone of Woodburn; a daughter, Virginia L. (Tony) Smith of Walton, Ky.; a son, Jeffrey W. (Connie) Chambers of Indianapolis; step-son, Gary L. (Carolyn) Pettibone of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Donna (Norval) Lehman of Berne; step-son, Michael E. (Carol) Pettibone of Decatur; step-daughter, Angela (Mark) Wiegman of Aurora, Colo.; and sister, Dorothy Blume of Sequim, Wash.

Paul J. Schaff

November 22, 2013

    Paul J. Schaff, 49, Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
    He was born in Valdosta, Ga., to Donald and Nancy Schaff; they survive. He married Tammy Litmer on May 9, 1998; she survives.
    Paul graduated from East Noble High School, Kendallville, and Purdue University, Fort Wayne. He worked on computer systems for Verizon and then Frontier.

November 21st

Opal Martin

November 21, 2013

    Opal Martin, 97, Hartford City, died Nov. 18, 2013, in Phoenix, Ore. Arrangements are pending at Walker and Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier.

November 20th

Ruth A. Fox

November 20, 2013

    Ruth A. Fox, 93, Berne, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Swiss Village.
    She was born to Carl and Rachel (Hirschy) Burley Sept. 13, 1920. She married Melving Fox May 29, 1941.
    She is survived by a daughter, Rita Fox of Westfield; a son, Mark Fox of Evansville; and three brothers, Robert Burley of Winona Lake, John Burley of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Lynford Burley of Berne.
    Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Swiss Village Auditorium.

Frieda L. Springer

November 20, 2013

    Frieda Lou 'LuLu' Springer, 64, Decatur, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She married Robert R. Springer Jan. 23, 1965; he survives. Frieda was a homemaker.
    She is survived by four daughters, Robin Kincaid of Linn Grove, Donna Preston of Decatur, Sandy Smith of Berne and Tamie Cornett of Decatur; a son, Robert R. 'Bobby' (Jennie) Springer II of Decatur; three sisters; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

November 19th

Grace E. Anderson

November 19, 2013

    Grace E. Anderson departed from this life Nov. 17, 2013. She was born to Royal and Charlotte (Cook) Eibling in Paulding Counting, Ohio July 13, 1919. Grace married John W. Anderson in February 1941 and was his help mate all of her life.

Arthur D. Beeler

November 19, 2013

    Arthur D. Beeler, 93, of Decatur died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
 

November 15th

Mildred E. Hostetler

November 15, 2013

    Mildred E. Hostetler, 94, North Canton, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Montgomery Care Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    She was born April 29, 1919, to the late Harley and Catherine (Scheetz) Lower in Coshocton County, Ohio. She married the late Rudie A. Hostetler May 29, 1940; ho died June 19, 1996.

November 11th

Norma A. Bedwell

November 11, 2013

    Norma A. Bedwell, 87, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
    She was born April 7, 1926, in Decatur to the late Delmer Clyde and Mary Ruth (Worden) McClure. On September 4, 1948, she married Wm. Wade Bedwell; he survives in Sarasota.
    Norma was a homemaker and was an avid bowler.

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