Archive - Obituary
August 10th, 2012
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.
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.