Archive - May 2014 - Obituary
Beth A. (Liechty) Walker, 52, Berne, died Thursday May 22, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Shirley A. Frey, 75, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Kingston at DuPont in Fort Wayne.
She was born Wednesday, July 6, 1938, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Emerson Dwight and Valera Genevieve (Hart) Wass.
She married Keith L. Frey Aug. 9, 1959, at East Liberty United Methodist Church in rural Monroeville; he survives.
Gloria M. Kuhn, 81, Berne, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Woodcrest of Decatur.
Survivors are a daughter, Nancy Kuhn of Berne; two sons, Gene (Tricia) Kuhn and Kurt Kuhn, both of Berne; a sister, Rosemary (Garth) Wiederkehr of Berne; a granddaughter, Carla (Joel) Miller of Decatur; and a great-grandson, Hudson Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel Brethern Church, with Pastor Joe Nass officiating.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
Michael J. Magsamen, 62, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
Mike was born July 7, 1951, in Decatur, to the late Victor F. and Evelyn (Shaw) Magsamen.
He married Vicki S. Zurcher March 19, 1977; she survives.
Mike worked as a lineman, line crew supervisor and dispatcher for American Electric Power Co. He was a member of the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 993 and Moose Lodge 1311.
Josephine A. Jackson, 91, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Josephine was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Christian County, Ill., to the late E. Guy and Teresa (Richardson) McBride.
She married Richard L. Jackson June 23, 1945; he preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1991.
Joyce L. Heckman, 84, Decatur, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born Saturday, Oct. 12, 1929, in Wells County, the daughter of the late Herman H. and Esther E. (Graft) Werling.
She married Delmar Heckman June 5, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim; he survives.
Joyce was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the Altar Guild of the church. Joyce was a homemaker.
Rose I. (Habegger) Matthew, 95, Berne, died Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
John D. Black, 69, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Surviving are two daughters, Jodi (Kevin) Cook of Monroe and Chris (Gary) Cearns of Decatur; a brother, Terry (Darlene) Black of Decatur; five grandchildren, Crystal (Aaron) Harvey, Laura Cook, Sarah Cearns, Shalynn Cearns and Cody Cearns; three great-grandchildren, Anabelle and Parker Harvey and Jaxson Case; and his companion, Edith “Babe” Wheeler of Decatur.
Abe R. Yoder, 64, Geneva, died Sunday, May 18, 2014.
Ray Feaster, 93, Geneva, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice (Wilson) Feaster of Berne; two daughters, Leota (Doug) David and Janice Wolford, both of Geneva; a son, Alfred (Linda) Feaster Jr. of Berne; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. May 28, at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N. Washington St., Gevena, with Wayne Steury officiating.