Archive - Obituary
May 9th, 2011
Linda L. Chrisman, 62, of Berne, a former Decatur resident, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Gerald E. Hobbs, 66, of Decatur, died on Sunday at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Diana S. Tonner, 65, of rural Decatur, died at 9:37 p.m. Thursday at her residence.
She was born on March 22, 1946, in Decatur to Carl and May Kaehr Hirschy, who are deceased.
She married William D. Tonner on June 3, 1966 in Berne; he survives.
She was a 1964 graduate of Adams Central High School, a housewife, a bookkeeper for W. Tonner Farms, and a member of Apostolic Christian Church.
Jack G. Petrie, 77, of Midlothian, Virginia, a former Decatur resident, died in Virginia on April 6.
Among survivors are his wife, Molly, and three daughters: Julie Brown, Mrs. Allen (Laurie) Price, and Mrs. Scott (Betsy) Gettig.
A memorial service was held on April 9 in Virginia.
Lucy J. Smith, 81, of Portland, died Thursday in Jay County Hospital at Portland.
She was born to Harley and Ioma Gegenheimer Miller
Among survivors are her husband, Bud; a son, Tom Overla of Portland; and a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Wanda) Shaneyfelt of Geneva.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, Portland, with burial at a later date in Gravel Hill Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visiting hours are 9-11 a.m. Saturday.
Janice K. Calhoun, 64, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born to Jack and Eileen Rowan Myers.
Among survivors are her stepmother, Delores Myers of Deltona, Florida; two sons, Michael and Christopher Irwin of Fort Wayne; and four daughters: Lori Irwin of Decatur and Michelle Savieo-Stein, Mrs. David (Misty) Volmerding, and Lisa Irwin, all of Fort Wayne.
Lester H. Hierholzer, 75, of Decatur, died April 29 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Egbert and Alma M. Will Hierholzer.
Surviving are a brother, David F. Hierholzer of Decatur, and several cousins.
A service to remember his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, rural Bryant, with burial in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church.
Betty J. Renbarger, 63, of Bluffton, died Sunday at home.
She was born in Adams County on April 10, 1948, to Elmo and Ruth Snitley Wolfe.
Among survivors are her husband, Harry L. Renbarger; a son, Chris Renbarger of Vera Cruz; a daughter, Rose Winters of Pennville; and a brother, David Wolfe of Willshire, Ohio.
Darrell D. Ross, 61, of Decatur, died at 1:25 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on August 23, 1949 in Hartford City to the late Howard and Martha (Wright) Ross.
He married Terry F. Ross on November 23, 2002; she passed away on December 17, 2008.
Wayne R. Derrickson, 89, of rural Geneva, died April 28 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Ceylon on March 20, 1922, to Frank and Nellie Pickett Derrickson.
Among survivors are his wife, June, and two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Janelle) Nuding of Celina, Ohio, and Janene Dubach of Newfield, New Jersey.
Funeral services were held this morning in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Geneva.