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August 22nd, 2012

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.

Amos Liechty Jr.

August 20, 2012

    Amos Liechty Jr., 73, of Berne, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Swiss Village Nursing Center.
    He was born in Adams County on December 17, 1938, to the late Amos Liechty Sr. and the late Della Nussbaum.
    On May 24, 1957, he married Berverly Fenstermaker; she survives in Berne.
    Amos was a 46-year employee of Berne Furniture, where he drove truck for many years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne.

Wayne Brice McMillen

August 20, 2012

    Wayne Brice McMillen, 89, Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Van Crest Health Care Center.
    He was born in Adams County on August 28, 1922, to the late Brice and Mary Bemice (Cowan) McMillen.
    On January 3, 1953, he married Arlene A. (Hubert) McMillen; she passed away on January 28, 1996.

August 17th

Pauline I. Moses

August 17, 2012

    Pauline I. Moses, 94, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Iowa on Wednesday, November 7, 1917, to the late Glen and Edna (Mullen) Roughia.
    On February 23, 1933, Pauline married James C. Moses; he passed away on June 24, 2007.

August 16th

Robert A. Flowers

August 16, 2012

    Robert A. "Bob" Flowers, 51, of Bluffton, passed away at 6:42 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born on February 21, 1961, to Roger L. and Karen J. (Markley) Flowers.
    On September 29, 1979, he married Judith A. (Boots) Flowers in Markle; she survives in Bluffton.
    Bob was a 1979 graduate of Bluffton High School and was the owner/operator of Kousins Kustom Kars since 1989. He was a member of St. Luke Church and Markle Church of Christ.

Florence T. Koors

August 16, 2012

    Florence T. Koors, 89 of Decatur, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at Village of Heritage in Monroeville.
    Florence was born in Decatur on October 24, 1922, to the late Joseph A. and Bernardine M. (Heideman) Geimer.
    On February 12, 1946, she married John P. Koors; he preceded her in death on December 26, 2011.
    Florence was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She also worked for Leland Smith as an Insurance Clerk.

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