Archive - Obituary
October 7th, 2014
Brian R. “Bake” Baker, 39, Rockford, Ohio, died at 12:31 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at the Mercer County Community Hospital Emergency Room. He was born in Van Wert Dec. 24, 1974, to Bob and Barb (Kline) Baker.
He was employed by Thunderbird Products in Decatur and was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Rockford. He lived in the area his entire life.
Joseph M. Miller, 90, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Decatur.
He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran and worked as a Technician with G.T.E. for 30 years, retiring in 1978. After retiring he owned and operated his own electrical company.
He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and American Legion Post 296.
Richard J. “Smitty” Schmit, 65, Geneva, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital. He was born in Decatur Tuesday, June 28, 1949.
Charlene M. Shoup, 80, Decatur, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. Charlene was born in Decatur Dec. 4, 1933, to the late Charles D. and Mabel (Ladd) Eyanson. She married Robert Shoup Oct. 31, 1953; he survives.
Magdalene E. Butcher, 101, Decatur, died Friday, Oct.3, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born in Adams County Jan. 3, 1913, to the late John Henry and Ida (Egly) Borne. On Aug. 8, 1935, she married Robert C. Butcher; he preceded her in death Oct.7, 1998.
She was a member a St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, the Faith Circle and the Historical Club.
Roderick Edwin Farmer, 72, Rockford, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
Surviving are his second wife, Yvonne Beeks; one daughter and two step-sons: Anita Renee (Kevin) Morton of Rockford, Ohio; Dave (Kazumi) Grimm of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jon Grimm of Nampa, Idaho. A brother, John (Judy) Farmer of Rockford, also survives, along with five grandchildren.
Magdalene E. Butcher, 101, Decatur, died Friday. Arrangements are pending Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Richard J. “Smitty” Schmit, 65, Geneva, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.
Dixie E. Hurst, 74, Decatur, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at her residence.
She was born in Decatur Tuesday, May 14, 1940, to the late Joe and Mae (Blount) Garner. She married Robert L. Hurst May 16, 1958, in Pleasant Mills; he passed away Sept. 21, 2009.
Dixie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Dixie Hurst, 74, Pleasant Mills, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.