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October 20th

Stephen D. Cox

October 20, 2014

    Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
    Stephen touched many lives as a beloved pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and in the hospital’s Anti-coagulation Clinic as well. He attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.

Jack L. Ely

October 20, 2014

    Jack L. Ely, 74, of Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. Jack was born in Blackford County Oct. 23, 1939, to Francis E. and Margaret V. (Fishback) Ely. On May 23, 2003, he married Dana L. Manning; she survives.

Norene E. Reef

October 20, 2014

    Norene E. Reef, 63, of Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Norene was born in Decatur Dec. 15, 1950, to the late Kenneth H. and Margaret G. (Hebble) Reed.
    Norene retired in 2010 after 23 years as an office manager with the City of Decatur.

October 17th

Norene E. Reef

October 17, 2014

    Norene E. Reef, 63, Decatur, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

October 16th

Stephen D. Cox

October 16, 2014

    Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
    Stephen was a pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.

Roy Oscar Girod

October 16, 2014

    Roy Oscar Girod, Columbus, Ohio, died Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. 
    A memorial service was held in Columbus on Oct. 4, 2014.  Final internment is to be held at The Columbarium at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland at a date to be determined. 
    Arrangements by O.R. Woodyard Co.  Full obituary at www.orwoodyard.com.

October 15th

Lloyd Francis Lichtenberger

October 15, 2014

    Lloyd Francis Lichtenberger went to be with Jesus Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. He married Lorena Nussbaum April 7, 1951. They were married 58 years before she passed away in November of 2009. 
    They were blessed with five children, Sandra (Craig) Mountz of Brentwood, Tenn.; Rick Lichtenberger of Decatur; Kathy Keller of Grand Rapids, Minn.; Deb (Daniel) Abnet of Berne; and Tom (Ruth) Lichtenberger of Fort Wayne. He enjoyed his 12 grandchildren and13 great-grandchildren.

Jerry Parker

October 15, 2014

    Jerry “Hoss” Parker, 68, Monroeville, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Riverbend Healthcare in Fort Wayne.   
    Among survivors are his two brothers, Larry (Janet) Parker of Decatur and Jan Parker of Monroeville.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, in Monroeville. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

October 13th

Homer Melching

October 13, 2014

    Homer Melching, 87, Bluffton, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. He was born in Wells County on March 9, 1927, to the late Frank and Verna Melching. Homer married Lois V. “Ginger” Kleinknight on July 26, 1953; she preceded him in death on April 30, 2012.
    Among survivors are one grandson, Brett (Jamie) Melching of Monroe; one granddaughter, Tori Melching of Bluffton; one great-grandson, Trace Melching; and a sister, Nina Meyer of North Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Carol S. Thieme

October 13, 2014

    Carol S. Thieme, 70, Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at DuPont Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Ionia, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 9, 1944, the daughter of the late Martin and Ottilie (List) Succop. She married James R. Thieme on Dec. 27, 1971, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne; he survives

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