Archive - 2014 - Obituary
James L. Martin, 79, Decatur, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Van Wert County Feb. 5, 1935, to the late Charlie and Mildred V. (Troutner) Martin. On July 29, 1967, he married Helen P. Dettrow.
He was a member of the Decatur Lighthouse Assembly of God. He worked as a mechanic for over 30 years with Indiana Michigan Power Company, retiring in 1987.
Helen A. Rydell, 90, Decatur, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at her residence.
Helen was born in Casey, Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1924, to the late Ira E. and Lulu M. (Kistler) Hiscocks. She married the late E. Eugene Rydell May 20, 1945, in Los Angeles, Calif. and he passed away on Nov. 23, 2008.
Pearl A. Lybarger, 100, Geneva, died Friday, Nov 7, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
Catherine R. Warren-Crowl, 90, Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. She was born in Monroeville Nov. 3, 1924, to the late Don and Ethel Sheets.
She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and retired in 1986 from Fort Wayne National Bank as the Waynedale branch manager after several years of service.
Sharon Lampy, 68, Berne, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are her daughter, Lannette (Rob) Love of Berne; sons, Lyle Lampy of Ohio, Lonnie Lampy of Rockford, Ohio, and Leroy Lampy of Ohio; and nine grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or funeral service.
Arrangements are being handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
Russell D. Stonesifer, 94, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Decatur, IN, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Albuquerque. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 27, 1920, to the late Robert and Edith (Williams) Stonesifer. On May 27, 1945, he married Dolores A. Reiter; she died on Sept. 24, 2010.
Joyce V. Smitley, 83, Geneva, died Sunday, Nov. 02, 2014.
Among survivors are his wife, Rose Ann Smitley of Geneva; one son, Stanley (Cathy) Smitley of Monroe; three daughters, Dianna Morningstar of Berne; Katrina Smitley of Clearwater, Fla.; and Tammy (Dean) Hummel of Berne; one brother, Darrol (Phyllis) Smitley of Geneva; one sister, Margie Andrews of Angola; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Russell D. Stonesifer, 94, of Albuquerque, NM, formerly of Decatur, died on Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy F.H.
Kathryn L. Yager, 89, Decatur, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born in Decatur Sunday, Aug. 16, 1925, to the late Ralph and Agnes (Sellemeyer) Yager.
Kathryn was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.
Dorothy J. Faurote, 86, Decatur, passed away Nov. 1, 2014, at her son’s residence in Fort Wayne. She was born in Allen County June 26, 1928, to the late Ralph J. and Helen B. (Meese) Bower. On Jan. 15, 1949, she married Francis H. “Fritz” Faurote; he died on Dec. 14, 1993.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. Dorothy worked for Ferris Bower Jewelry for more than 25 years and ran a childcare business for 31 years.