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May 29th, 2012

Londa (Ann) Crump

May 29, 2012

    Londa (Ann) Crump, 68, of rural Portland, died Sunday in Parkview Regional Hospital. 
    Among survivors are her husband, Stephen Crump, Portland; two sons, Lonnie (Lisa) Crump, Decatur, and Ken (Deborah) Crump, Poneto; two daughters, Stephanie (Terry) Marcum, Portland, and Sherry (Vaughn) Noggler, Fort Recovery, Ohio.

Ethel M. Hamrick

May 29, 2012

    Ethel M. Hamrick, 90, of Decatur, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Ethel was born on Tuesday, January 31, 1922, in Carlsrew, Illinois, the daughter of the late George T. and Calley (Gross) Adams.
    She married Charles E. Hamrick, of Decatur, on September 1, 1951; he survives.

Frieda Herderhorst

May 29, 2012

    Frieda Herderhorst, 96, of Decatur, passed away at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center. 
    Frieda was a longtime resident of Monroeville and had been a resident of the Woodcrest Garden Apartments since 2009.
    Frieda was born on Monday, August 9, 1915, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Edward and Elise (Franke) Busick. 

William F. Hullinger

May 29, 2012

    William F. Hullinger, 81, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Decatur, William worked as a Tool & Die Maker for Zollner Piston 34 years before retiring in 1988. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps, a veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of American Legion Post 82, VFW 2457 in New Haven, the Marine Corps League, Devil Dogs, and Korean War Veterans.

May 25th

Dorothy G. Liechty

May 25, 2012

    Dorothy G. Liechty, 89, of Berne, died Wednesday, May 23, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on November 6, 1922, to David O. and Elma (Eicher) Liechty.
    Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 31, at 1 p.m., at MRE Cemetery.
    There are no calling or funeral services.

May 23rd

Dorothy G. Liechty

May 23, 2012

    Dorothy G. Liechty, 89, of Berne, died Wednesday morning at Adams Memorial Memorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. 

Robert F. Thomas Sr.

May 23, 2012

    Robert F. Thomas Sr., 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Heritage Park Health Care Center. 
    Born in Antwerp, Ohio, he graduated from North Side High School in 1936, where he enjoyed track and cross country, and still holds the state record in the 1.5-mile race.

May 22nd

Frances L. Heck

May 22, 2012

    Frances L. Heck, 98, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Born in Monroe, Wisconsin, on September 11, 1913, she was a retired bank employee and homemaker.
    She is survived by her son, Kevin Heck, and daughter-in-law, Brenda Thomas, both of Decatur; a daughter, Frances (Darrell) Ransom; a granddaughter, Kathleen (John) Mason, of Freeport, Ill.; a nephew, Dick Hamm; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan (Rachael) Hiser, Katie Rausch, and Tori Hanson; and one great-great-grandson, Zach.

Ronald “Robbie” R. Kemezy

May 22, 2012

    Ronald “Robbie” R. Kemezy, 45, of Bluffton, formally of Muncie, died Saturday at his residence.
    He was born  to Ronald G. (Ann) Kemezy and  Patti B. (Gene L.) Ruse; both survive. Other survivors include one brother and three sisters, including Tammy J. Dobbels of Decatur.
    A graveside service and burial will occur at a later date at Brookeside Memorial Park, in Montpelier.  Arrangements were by Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton.
 

Mary E. Smeltzer-Shaw

May 22, 2012

    Mary E. Smeltzer-Shaw, 66, of Decatur, passed away at 7 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
    She was born in Wells County on December 4, 1945, to the late Edwin R. and Isabelle M. (Franklin) Smeltzer, Jr.

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