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May 21st

Josephine A. Jackson

May 21, 2014

    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

May 21, 2014

    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. Matthew

May 21, 2014

    Rose I. (Habegger) Matthew, 95, Berne, died Tuesday.     
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

May 20th

John D. Black

May 20, 2014

    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

May 20, 2014

    Abe R. Yoder, 64, Geneva, died Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Ray Feaster

May 20, 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.

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.

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