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Archive - Jan 2014 - Obituary

Carolyn S. Meshberger

January 31, 2014

    Carolyn S. Meshberger, 88, Berne, died Jan. 30, 2014, at Swiss Village.
    Survivors include a daughter, Lisa (Karl) Steiner of Domestic and a sister, Anita (Jay) Macy of Bluffton.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home with Pastor Clark Stoller officiating. Burial is in the Greenwood Cemetery, rural Linn Grove.    Visitation will be held Saturday from 3-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services, both at the funeral home.


Brice L. Minger

January 31, 2014

Brice L. Minger, 66, Berne, died Friday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral HOme.

January 30th

Neil R. Hesher

January 30, 2014

    Neil R. Hesher, 82, Daytona Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully Jan. 18, 2014, at home after a short battle with cancer.
    Neil was born and raised in Decatur where he graduated from Decatur High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force in Japan. Neil lived in Decatur before moving to Colorado and then to Florida. He was an entrepreneur who owned several businesses during his life. He was a Master Mason and a member of the Decatur lodge since 1957.

Otto F. Matheny

January 30, 2014

    Otto F. Matheny, 78, Dade City, Fla., formerly Decatur, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
    Otto is survived by his wife, Gerri (Schultz) of Dade City.
    Private services will be held and his final resting place will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
    Funeral arrangements being handled by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

January 28th

Peggy Cook-Bowman

January 28, 2014

    Peggy Cook-Bowman, 69, Angola, formerly Geneva, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
    Surviving are two sons, Tony (Heidi) Bowman of Portland and Michael Bowman of Bluffton; four daughters, Tracy Earhart of Bluffton, Blanda Bowman, Kelli Bowman and Lacy Bowman, all of Angola; and two brothers, Marvin (Rochelle) Cook of Geneva and Bill (Carol) Cook of Uniondale.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Nevil officiating.

Eileen R. Stauffer

January 28, 2014

    Eileen R. Stauffer, 91, Berne, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Swiss Village.
    She was born March 8, 1922, in Adams county, to the late Tilman and Elma (Lehman) Steiner. She married the late Everett N. Stauffer June 28, 1941.

January 27th

Peggy Bowman

January 27, 2014

Peggy Bowman, 69, formerly of Geneva, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home.

Dale R. Bruns

January 27, 2014

    Dale R. Bruns, 34, St. Henry, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, near Montezuma, Ohio.
    He was born Feb. 19, 1979, in Coldwater, Ohio, to Jeff and Mary Jo (Buening) Bruns; they survive in St. Henry.
    He married Meghann (Kunk) April 29, 2000; she survives.

Frances L. Schwartz

January 27, 2014

    Frances L. Schwartz, 79, Berne, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her home surrounded by family.
    She was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Adams County to the late Albert J. Coblentz and Frances Eicher. She married the late Joe H. Schwartz April 4, 1955.
    Frances was a homemaker and a member of the First Missionary Church. A favorite past time of hers was connecting on Facebook with family and many friends. She enjoyed reading her Bible and cherished her family, grand and great-grandchildren.

Rev. Harry R. Reiners

January 27, 2014

    Rev. Harry R. Reiners, 91, Berne, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Swiss Village, where he was a resident.
    He was born in St. Paul, Minn., June 18, 1922, to Raymond and Audrey (Jauss) Reiners in St. Paul, Minn. He married the late Elizabeth "Beth" Oesau June 1, 1949.

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