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December 9th

Richard L. Sanford

December 9, 2014

    Richard L. Sanford, 47, Decatur, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his residence. Richard was born in Chicago, Ill. Dec. 16, 1966. He married Tammy (Kable) April 27, 2012, she survives.
    Richard attended New Beginning Faith Center.
    Among survivors are his mother, Laura Martinez of Chicago; a daughter, Alexis Sanford of Chicago; three step daughters, Sheena Price, Amethyst Price and Heaven Price, all of Decatur; a brother Danny Sanford and a sister Diane Silwa both of Chicago.

Robin L. Berry-Schmidt

December 9, 2014

    Robin L. Berry-Schmidt, 49, Wren, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.
    Among survivors are her husband, Paul Fredric Schmidt, Wren; father, A.J. Berry of Decatur; mother, JaneAnn (Dale) Uhrick of Bluffton; son, Jacob Schmidt of Bluffton; two daughters, Vivian and Victoria Schmidt, both of Wren; two brothers, Quintin Berry of Decatur and Joseph Bollinger of Bluffton; sister, Miranda Berry of Bobo; and in-laws, Larry and Diane Schmidt of Bryant.   

December 8th

Richard D. Girardot

December 8, 2014

    Richard D. Girardot, 90, Monroeville, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Carl Hoopingarner

December 8, 2014

    Carl “Lee” Hoopingarner, 81, Decatur, died today. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Richard Sanford

December 8, 2014

    Richard Sanford, 47, Decatur, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Debra A. Carpenter

December 8, 2014

    Debra A. (Baker) Carpenter, 60, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her residence.
    She was born in Decatur Oct. 19, 1954, to the late Arthur J. and Agnes E. (Street) Baker. On Sept. 21, 2002, she married Jack L. Carpenter; he died Sept. 11, 2005.
    She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She previously had worked at Fleetwood.

Robert J. Meyer

December 8, 2014

    Robert J.  “Boober” Meyer, 79, Decatur, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Decatur March 29, 1935, to the late Leonard and Margaret (Lichtle) Meyer. On May 18, 1963, he married his wife of 51 years, Marilyn S. Murphy; she survives.
  He was an excellent husband, father and caregiver.

Charles E. Hamrick

December 8, 2014

    Charles E. Hamrick, 89, Decatur, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
    He was born in Adams County Monday, Jan. 26, 1925, to the late Samuel L. and Nora (Frank) Hamrick. He married Ethel M. Hamrick Sept. 1, 1952; she preceded him in death May 26, 2012.

December 4th

Dawn E. Thomas

December 4, 2014

    Dawn E. Thomas, 49, Decatur, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
    Among survivors are her two sons, Tyler Ellenberger of Ohio City, Ohio; and Ethan Ellenberger of Decatur; a daughter, Kayli Ellenberger of Portland;  companion, Paul Ray Marshall of Decatur; six sisters, Dianna (Duane) Ehlerding of Decatur; Donna (Larry) Bender of Convoy, Ohio; Doris Lautzenheiser of Decatur; Deborah (Doug) Schmit of Geneva; Lory (Garry) Wilson of Decatur; and Denise (Doug) Beahrs of Decatur; and granddaughter, Kinlee Ellenberger.

December 3rd

Mary Ellen Kortenber

December 3, 2014

    Mary Ellen Kortenber, 88, Decatur, returned to her heavenly Father Monday, Dec.1, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born at the family home on John St. in Decatur Nov. 25, 1926, the eldest daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Hazel Leora (Tumbleson) Kortenber.

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