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August 29th, 2012

Margaret A. Colchin

August 29, 2012

    Margaret A. Colchin, 85, of Avilla and formerly of Fort Wayne, left this world on Monday, August 27, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home, in Avilla.
    She was born on August 30, 1926, in Adams County to the late Leo J. and Ada A. (Lafferty) Weber.
    On May 3, 1954, she married Max E. Colchin.

Clifford D. Kuhn

August 29, 2012

    Clifford  D. Kuhn, 77, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Chalet Village.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

August 28th

Margaret A. Colchin

August 28, 2012

    Margaret A. Colchin, 85, of Avilla, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Monday at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

August 27th

Virginia E. Perry

August 27, 2012

    Virginia E. Perry, 85, of Monroeville, passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born on Tuesday, May 31, 1927, in Adams County, to the late Virgil and Estella (Cully) Barkley.
    On June 15, 1946, she married Monroe L. Perry in the East Liberty United Methodist Church in rural Monroeville; he passed away on December 10, 1994.

Doris M. Sprunger

August 27, 2012

    Doris M. Sprunger, 81, of Berne, died on Saturday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are her husband, Loren Sprunger; son, Fred Sprunger of Bluffton; daughters, Wanda (Steven) Roush, of Fishers and Patti (Jeff) Kiel of Raleigh, N.C.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, August 31, at Swiss Village Chapel, and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, also at the chapel.
    Burial will be at St. Luke's Cemetery.

August 22nd

Mildred L. Bleeke

August 22, 2012

    Mildred L. Bleeke, 95, of Decatur, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012, at her residence.
    She was born on Thursday, July 15, 1917, in Adams County, to the late William and  Sophie (Bieberich) Weber.
    Mildred married Edward G. Bleeke on December 9, 1939; he passed away September 3, 1997.
    She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Decatur, and was a homemaker.

August 21st

Thomas H. Lambert

August 21, 2012

    Thomas H. Lambert, 73, of Oak Harbor, Washington, passed away late August 5, 2012.     He was born on January 31, 1939, in Wellston, Ohio, to the late Thomas E. and Helen Marie (Dye) Lambert.
    Tom served in the Army and Army National Guard for 16 1/2 years. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Lima, Ohio, after 32 years of service. He also served on the Lafayette, Ohio, Police Department for 11 1/2 years, before he moved and made a home in Oak Harbor, Wash., until his death.

Harriet Ruth Seaman

August 21, 2012

    Harriet Ruth Seaman, 92, of Decatur, passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Ruth was born on Friday, November 21, 1919, in Huntington, the daughter of the late Harvey R. and Gertrude B. (Aker) Clark.
    She married the late Wendell J. Seaman on December 15, 1939, in Markle; he passed away on January 6, 2011.

August 20th

Opal Ruth Brown

August 20, 2012

    Opal Ruth (Bowen) Brown, 86, a longtime resident of Decatur, passed away August 17, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospice Center in Indianapolis. 
    Born on November 15, 1925, to Aaron and Zelma Bowen, she resided in rural Union township most of her adult life.
    Opal married Herman Don Brown on December 14, 1944; he preceded her in death in 2007.

Esta Mae Colwell

August 20, 2012

    Esta Mae Colwell, 92, of Mendon, Ohio, died Thursday in Mendon.
    Among survivors are her daughter, Glenda High of Mendon; sons, Clayton (Pat) Colwell of Viper, Ky., and Kenneth (Sherrillene) Colwell of Corpus Christi, Texas; and two brothers, including Everett Colwell of Decatur.
    Visitation is 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and noon-1 p.m. on Monday at the New Start Church, Celina, Ohio. Funeral Services are at 1 p.m. on Monday at the church. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.

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