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January 24th, 2014

Shirley Hawkins

January 24, 2014

    Shirley Hawkins, 71, Fort Wayne and a former longtime resident of Decatur, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in the Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
    Shirley was born Wednesday, April 22, 1942, in Hutchinson, Kans., the daughter of the late Earl and Dolly (Jennings) Green.  She married the late Charles Hawkins April 1, 1972, in Great Bend, Kans.; he passed away Dec. 4, 2000.

January 22nd

Mary J. Edington

January 22, 2014

    Mary Joan (Leitz) Edington, 84, Fort Wayne, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
    She was born Sept. 24, 1929, the daughter of the late Raymond P. and Estella (Parks) Leitz.
    When Mary was 10 years old, the family moved to Decatur and she graduated from Decatur High School in 1947. She married James Robert Edington in 1949; they lived in Bluffton until the family moved to Fort Wayne in 1960.  

Mary Lou Jesionowski

January 22, 2014

As a mother, Mary Lou Jesionowski, 84, made extraordinary sacrifices to give her children life, love and inspiration. She passed away at 12:30 a.m. January 21, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.

January 21st

V.W. Affolder

January 21, 2014

    V. W. “Bun” Affolder, 94, Decatur, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his residence with family present.
    He was born Friday, Feb. 21, 1919, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of the late William and Lovina (Egger) Affolder. Bun married Phyllis R. Houk Oct. 19, 1941, in Hoagland; she passed away Nov. 22, 1993. He then married Alice C. (Holle) Moses, April 8, 1995, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.  

Patricia Bienz

January 21, 2014

    Patricia Bienz, 79, Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away Jan. 19, 2014, at Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Washington Court House.
    She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Decatur, to the late Cecil and Vera Draper Gause.
    Patricia had worked for Washington City Schools as a library aide for 25 years. Patricia was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, and loved to play bridge and watch basketball, especially the Indiana Hoosiers.

Marcyle A. Gibson

January 21, 2014

    Marcyle A. Gibson, 90, Monroeville, passed away at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in the St. Anne Home and Retirement Center in Fort Wayne.
    Marcyle was born Monday, Aug. 27, 1923, in Decatur, the daughter of the late Martin and Margaret (Kriegel) Braun. She married the late Robert L. Gibson May 21, 1949; he passed away on Dec. 18, 2004.
  Marcyle was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville. She was a homemaker and a nurse.

Gloria S. Inniger

January 21, 2014

    Gloria S. Inniger, 69, Decatur, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Gloria was born Dec. 12, 1944, in Decatur, to the late Roy and Lucille (Tinkham) Kaehr. She married Clair Inniger Feb. 28, 1965; he survives.
    Gloria was a member of New Beginnings Family Center and was a homemaker.

Mary Lou Jesionowski

January 21, 2014

    Mary Lou Jesionowski, 84, Decatur, died this morning.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Bernadine Kreps

January 21, 2014

    Bernardine Kreps, 94, Decatur, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    Bernardine was born Sept. 8, 1919, in Adams County, to the late Albert C. and Elizabeth (Eiting) Laugerman.
    She married Max E. Kreps Aug. 10, 1940; he died June 8, 1990.

January 20th

Donna J. Conrad

January 20, 2014

    Donna J. Conrad, 72, Huntington, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in the Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Huntington.
    Donna was born Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1941, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Roy and Helen (Schroeder) Conrad.     Donna was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen.
    Surviving are a sister, Irene Grote of Decatur; and three brothers, Alfred (Jackie) Conrad, Raymond (Karen) Conrad and Richard (Martha) Conrad, all of Decatur.

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