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December 6th

Mildred R. Elliott

December 6, 2011

    Mildred R. Elliott, 94, of Decatur, died at home on Monday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

December 5th

Steven J. Geist

December 5, 2011

    Steven J. Geist, 60, of Fort Wayne, died December 1.
    He was born to John K. “Dick” and Edna B. (Cosby) Geist. 
    Survivors include two sisters, Sandy (Rodney) Funk of Roanoke and Susan (Larry) Smith of Elkhart; and two brothers, Larry (Judi) Geist of Fort Wayne and Ric (Bev) Geist (Bellmont choral director) of Fort Wayne. 

Ludella L. McDowell

December 5, 2011

    Ludella L. McDowell, 101, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 1:55 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
    She was born on November 27, 1910, in Berne to Benhardt and Dinah (Habegger) Lehman.
    She married John McDowell on March 23, 1979; he passed away on September 1, 1986.

Eunice Suman

December 5, 2011

    Eunice Sprunger Suman, 65, of Fairland, Indiana, formerly of Berne, passed away on December 1, 2011.
    She was born on June 11, 1946, to Irvin and Norma Agler Sprunger, who are deceased.
    Surviving are her husband, John Suman Jr.; two daughters, Marla Thornton and Melissa Price; two grandchildren, Levi and Ava Price; three stepchildren, Trudi Diehm, Stacey Smyser, and Tim Suman; five stepgrandchildren, Eric and Jonas Diehm, Ben Smyser, and Zach and Jade Suman; and one brother, Lee Sprunger of Berne.

December 2nd

Betty J. Patrick

December 2, 2011

    Betty J. Patrick, 84, formerly of Monroe, died Thursday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
    She married George H. Patrick on January 21, 1945, in Van Wert, Ohio; he survives.
    Betty was a homemaker who also worked as an aide at Crows Haven Nursing Home in Flint, Michigan.
    She was a member of Friends Church at Monroe, of which she was the clerk for 27 years, and also had attended Park United Brethren Church in Bluffton.

Harold E. Myers

December 2, 2011

    Harold E. Myers, 86, of Berne, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Chalet Village in Berne.
    He was the son of Floyd and Wilma (Tinkham) Myers. Harold was the owner of Myers Furniture in Willshire, Ohio, and had also worked for Sheets Furniture in Decatur. Later, while living in Florida, he was associated with Sambo's and Clock Restaurants.

Eunice Suman

December 2, 2011

    Eunice Suman, 65, of Fairland, Indiana, a native of Berne, died on Thursday in Greenwood, Indiana.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Clara L. Scherer

December 2, 2011

    Clara L. Scherer, 91, of Decatur, died at 9 a.m. Thursday in The Village of Heritage Nursing Home at Monroeville.
    She was born on March 19, 1920,m in Wells County to Karl and Anna Werling Nahrwold.
    She married Lloyd Scherer on April 10, 1948, in Fort Wayne; he passed away on February 4, 1985.
    Clara was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church (Fuelling), rural Decatur.

Betty J. Miller

December 2, 2011

    Betty Jane Miller, 83, of Berne, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Chalet Village in Berne.
    Betty was born on December 30, 1927, in Shoon, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Ammi and Urcel (Roudenbush) Miller.
    On March 1, 1957, she married Homer L. Miller. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2001.
    Betty was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, rural Decatur, and the United Methodist Women.

Merle L. Drake

December 2, 2011

    Merle L. Drake, 90, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Merle was born on August 18, 1921, in Peebles, Ohio to Willie G. and Lillie (Tolle) Shelton.
    On August 23, 1939, she married Clyde E. Drake. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2009.
    She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.

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