Archive - Obituary
August 13th, 2012
Mary Stevens, 92, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2012.
She was a triplet daughter born on December 25, 1919, to Ruth Gottschalk and Daniel Moser of Berne. She lived most of her 92 years in Adams County.
Mary married Chester L. Stevens in July, 1946; he preceded her in death in May, 1979.
Osia Marie “Sissy” (Jones) Cox, 41, of Muncie, died Wednesday morning at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born in Hartford City on Sept. 6, 1970. She grew up in Dunkirk and had lived in Berne for several years before recently moving to Muncie. She graduated from Jay County High School in 1988 and Med Tech College in 2010.
Mary Stevens, 92 of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Ralph R. Mankey, 93, of rural Decatur, died at his residence on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
He was born in Wells County on April 12, 1919, to the late Forrest and Nettie (Frauhiger) Mankey.
On April 26, 1941, he married Juanita R. (Cable) Mankey; she survives in Decatur.
Martha Elaine McConnell, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at the Lutheran Life Villages.
She was born on Saturday, June 8, 1918, to the late John and Ethel M. (Leist) Gaffer. Elaine was the first "war baby" born in Adams County during World War I.
Elaine married Carl O. McConnell on April 10, 1937, in Columbia City; he passed away on February 17, 2008.
Cindy Quinton, 47, of Palmdale, California, formerly of Berne, died Saturday in Palmdale.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Margaret T. Schwartz, 62, of rural Berne, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born to Christie T. Schwartz and Susan W. Schwartz on August 26, 1949, in Adams County.
Margaret was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and was part-owner of the Jefferson Country Store.
Sarah E. Cearns, 76, of Willshire, Ohio, completed the race when she passed through heaven’s gates at 12:41 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.
There was “a great cloud of witnesses” present as Sarah’s family and friends observed her finish in Christ’s arms.
Norman E. "Pappy" Scheumann, 86, of Preble, passed away at 2:37 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Monday, February 15, 1926, in Wells County, to the late Henry and Edna (Buuck) Scheumann.
Norman married Wilda Bradtmueller on May 19, 1951; she survives, in Preble.
Nina M. Whitaker, 91, of Berne, formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.