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May 20th

Michael J. Magsamen

May 20, 2014

    Michael J. Magsamen, 62,  Decatur, died Sunday.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

May 19th

Mary J. Murchland

May 19, 2014

    Mary Jane Murchland, 86, Decatur, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born Sunday, May 29, 1927, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Harry Oren and Emily L (Bracht) Worden. 
    She married Eugene R. “Hugo” Murchland April 13, 1947, at the Salem United Church of Christ in Magley; he passed away March 6, 2014.

Ray Feaster

May 19, 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 held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N. Washington St., Gevena, with Wayne Steury officiating.

May 15th

Patricia R. Vergara

May 15, 2014

    Patricia R. (Patty) Vergara, 69, of Decatur, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Patty was born on July 19, 1944, in Adams County to the late John A. and Marcella F. (Keller) Loshe.
    Patty was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Patty retired in 2010 after 33 ½ years of service with the City of Decatur as deputy clerk treasurer.

Barbara Lou Gill

May 15, 2014

    Barbara Lou Gill, 82, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. 
    Surviving are two daughters, Ruth (David) Bracey of Decatur and Cindy Johnson of Kendallville; two granddaughters, Michelle (Chris) Zimmerman and Janelle Bracey, both of Decatur; a grandson, Matthew Bracey of Fort Wayne; a great-grandchild, Mya Zimmerman; a sister, Shirley Dellinger of California; and two nephews, Danny and David Reed, both of Fort Wayne.

May 13th

Polly A. Alexander

May 13, 2014

    Polly A. Alexander, 68, Fort Wayne, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her residence.
    Polly was born Oct. 11, 1945, in Decatur to the late Hollis D. and Kathryn V. (Hook) Bonifas.
    She married Martin P. “Marty” Alexander III July 24,1965; he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2013.
    Polly was an administrative assistant for the DeKalb Central United Schools.

Donald W. Barger

May 13, 2014

    Donald W. Barger, 76, rural Decatur, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    Don was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Adams County to the late Floyd G. and Merle (Plummer) Barger.
    He married his wife of 50 years, Sharon D. Garton, March 7, 1964; she survives.

Patricia Vergara

May 13, 2014

    Patricia Vergara, 69, Decatur, died Tuesday morning.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

May 12th

Patsy R. Sites

May 12, 2014

    Patsy Rosemary Sites, 80, Van Wert, passed away at 12:02 p.m. Friday, at her residence.
    She was born May 9, 1934, in Decatur to the late Adam and Hazel (Cook) Johnson.
    She married the late Omar Sites Jr.; he preceded her in death.
    Patsy enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, playing bingo and fishing. She was a homemaker.

Walter G. Werst

May 12, 2014

    Walter G. Werst, 75, Decatur, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence.
    He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Decatur, to the late Chalmer T. and Marie (Sudduth) Werst.
    He married his wife of 52 years, Carolyn K. (Fisher) Jan. 6, 1962; she survives.
    Walter was a machine operator for Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne, where he retired in 1996 after 35 years of service.

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