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January 9th, 2014

Marilyn B. Dafforn

January 9, 2014

    Marilyn B. Dafforn, 82, Fort Wayne, passed away Jan. 6, 2014. 
    She was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Fort Wayne, daughter of the late Andrew A. and Norma L. (Bandelier) Yoquelet. 

Bernadette L. Engle

January 9, 2014

    Bernadette L. Engle, 46, Decatur, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

January 8th

Robert H. Boyle

January 8, 2014

    Robert H. Boyle, 75, of Decatur, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

January 7th

Ethel Louise Guether Ley

January 7, 2014

Ethel Louise Guether Ley went home to be with The Lord on Friday, January 3, 2014.  She was born on July 20, 1921 to Walter and Rose Guether in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She married Rev. Harold Ley on October 27, 1944 in Kohler, Wisconsin.  Together they served churches in Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; Plymouth, WI; Bethlehem, PA and Evansville, Indianapolis, and Magley, IN until his death in 1982. At that time, she moved to Bluffton, IN.

Richard C. Rice

January 7, 2014

Lavon J. Wulliman

January 7, 2014

    Lavon J. Wulliman, 93, Berne passed away January 3, 2014 at Swiss Village. She was born to Wilbur and Della (Neuenschwander) Lehman on December 18, 1921 in Adams County. She married Charles Wulliman on February 4, 1941.
    She was a member of the First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School, taught vacation Bible School, member of the Ladies sextet, member of the Mennonite Choral society, and sang in the annual Messiah for over 50 years. She also worked at the Berne    Casual Ladies Shop.

January 3rd

Elizabeth P. Gass

January 3, 2014

    Elizabeth P. “Pat” Gass, 79, Decatur, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
    Pat was born March 3, 1934, in Adams County, daughter of the late Clifford J. and Opal M. (Cook) Hess.
    She married John S. (Steve) Gass Sept. 1, 1956; he preceded her in death July 18, 1997.
    Pat was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She was part owner of E.F. Gass Ladies Wear in Decatur.

Robert E. Lovellette

January 3, 2014

    Robert E. Lovellette, 80, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
    He was born Sunday, July 23, 1933, in Decatur, the son of the late Harry D. and Pearl M. (Fuelling) Lovellette. 
    He married Ruby J. James Dec. 17, 1955, in Willshire, Ohio; she passed away June 30, 2004.
    Robert served his country in the United States Navy from 1952-1956.

January 2nd

Elizabeth Gass

January 2, 2014

    Elizabeth "Pat" Gass, 79, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Vivian F. Sprunger

January 2, 2014

    Vivian F. Sprunger, 90, Berne, died Dec. 30, 2013, at Swiss Village.
    She is survived by two daughters, Myrna (Ladd) Wheeler of Crofton, Md. and Betty Sprunger of Peru; two sons, Ted (Jan) Sprunger of Fort Wayne and Bob (Sara) Sprunger; and a sister, Marjorie DeArmond of Berne.
    Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Swiss Village Chapel with Pastor Max Haines officiating.
     Burial is in the M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne.

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