Archive - Obituary
November 13th, 2012
Mary H. Werling Melching, 104, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, at 2:02 a.m. at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Hillisburg, Indiana, on August 22, 1908, to the late James F. Halberstadt, Sr. and the late Flava Ploughe.
Mary married Dorus D. Werling on January 22, 1927, in Decatur; he passed away on June 29, 1931.
She then married Edward T. Melching on August 15, 1936, in Columbia City; he passed away on April 8, 1985.
Jessie James Osborn, 79, of Poneto, passed away at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born in Wells County on June 19, 1933, to the late Charles Curtis and Beulah Belle (Folk) Osborn.
Kathryn "Kate" Eileen Eaton, 85, of Owosso, Mich., passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at her residence.
Kate was born February 5, 1927, near Mt. Pleasant, to the late Charles and Marion (Hanks) Hagerman.
She graduated from Okemos High School in 1944 and attended General Motors Technical School.
Mary Melching, 104, of Decatur, died this morning at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Helen G. Reynolds, 100, of Decatur, died on Sunday at the Village of Heritage, Monroeville.
Among survivors are her daughter, Sandra Brouwer of Monroeville.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope (Willard) Cemetery, rural Berne.
Kent D. Whitacre, 64, of Monroe, passed away at 2:36 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the Adams Memorial Hospital following a three-year battle with cancer.
Kent was born in Decatur on Friday, November 14, 1947, to the late DeVon and Alberta (Weil) Whitacre.
He married Jill Berryman on January 10, 1970, at North Highland Church of Christ in Fort Wayne; she survives in Monroe.
Ruth F. Houser, 77, of Bryant, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Bryant on October 14, 1935, to the late Raymond and Veronica (Minch) Wagner.
Ruth was married June 17, 1955, to Richard Houser; he survives.
She retired from Bing Lear in 2004 and worked on the family dairy farm. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bryant and a 1953 Bryant High School graduate.
Ruth B. Sommer, 95, of Decatur, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Adams County on September 9, 1917, to the late Wade H. and Eva Caroline (Ehling) McBarnes.
On March 25, 1939, she married Eugene J. Sommer; he preceded her in death.
Ruth was a member of Salem United Church of Christ; its Women’s Guild and was past president of the Sunbeam Garden Club.
Sidney L. Fennig, 66, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Monday, November 5, 2012.
He was born in Adams County on January 19, 1946, to the late G. Richard and Emma (Fogle) Fennig.
On January 6, 1979, he married Mary M. Minnich; she survives in Decatur.
Mary Louise "Mamie" Ries, 78, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away at 7:41 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at St. Rita Medical Center in Lima.
She was born in Ohio City on November 24, 1933, to the late Sherman "Buck" and Edna (Ayers) Fenton.
On October 19, 1977, she married Stephen Wayne Ries; he passed away on December 5, 1979.