Archive - Obituary
August 6th, 2012
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.
Thomas L. “Tom” Butler, 77, of rural Decatur, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Woodcrest Extended Care Unit.
Tom was born in Adams County on October 17, 1934, to the late Hubert L. and Luella A. (Kelley) Butler.
He married Brenda M. (Levy) on March 14, 1954; she preceded him in death on November 26, 2007.
Tom was a member of the First Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 43 and Moose Lodge 1311. Tom served his country in the United State Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Samuel E. Shinabery, 68, of Craigville, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012.
He was born on October 29, 1943, in Fort Wayne, to the late Samuel S. and Emma G. (Berry) Shinabery.
Samuel retired from ITT as an auto mechanic instructor after 30 years. He was a member of Fort Wayne R&R, Ossian Conservation Club, Decatur Eagles Flying Club, and the NRA.
Thomas L. Butler, 77, of Decatur, died this morning at Woodcrest Extended Care.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Marvin E. Hart, 87, of Geneva, died on Friday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Among survivors are his son, Stanley (Tom) Hart, of Bluffton.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday,.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Geneva.
Mary Alice Kitson, 75, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
She was born on November 6, 1936, in Jay County, to the late Ben D. and Helen I. (Wilhelm) Stratton.
Mary married Herbert F. Kitson on November 20, 1954; he passed away on May 15, 1977.
Dennis W. Williams, 66, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 23, 1945, in Defiance, Ohio, to the late Carl W. and Alverda M. (Collett) Williams.
Dennis married Sandra J. (Sprunger) on February 9, 1999; she survives in Decatur.
He worked for Uniroyal Goodrich Tire, and was a member of Blackhawk Ministries in Fort Wayne.
Evelyn L. Aumann, 88, Decatur, passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born July 20, 1924, in Adams County, to the late Fred and Adela (Bohnke) Thieme.
On August 10, 1947, she married Lester W. Aumann in Immanuel Lutheran Church; he survives.