Archive - Obituary
May 4th, 2012
Ruth Mae (McClure) Rupp, 94, a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Center for the past 9 and a half years, passed away on April 20, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at at 1 p.m. Sunday at Woodcrest in the Porter Auditorium for Ruth Mae (McClure) Rupp, 94, who died April 20. Rev. Floyd Vieth will be officiating.
Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Mona A. Scott Sell, 63, of Bryant, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.
Valerie Lynn Gifford-Graber, 60, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
Valerie’s skills as a certified Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner (BFRP), Certified Drug and Alcohol Practitioner (CAADAC, ACA), and Wellness Consultant transformed the lives of the multitudes she served.
Valerie was an incomparable life partner, a beautifully gifted counselor, and a magnificent, inspirational healer.
Marjorie M. McElroy, 82, Monroe, died Tuesday at Adams Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 14, 1929, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to William H. and Iva B. (Uncapher) Walser and married on June 1, 1947, to Robert E. McElroy.
Richard D. Hott, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Richard graduated from Decatur High School in 1950 and Evansville College in 1955.
He served 35 years for the federal government as an electronic engineer at the Naval Ordinance Lab in White Oak, Maryland,
Ernest "Ernie" Eugene Gerardot, 50, of Carmel, passed away shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospice, Indianapolis, after losing his five-month battle with cancer.
Ernie was born January 9, 1962, in Fort Wayne, the seventh of 11 children born to Leonard S. and Aleta R. (Singer) Gerardot.
He grew up in Monroeville and graduated from Heritage High School in 1980. He graduated from Ball State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
A memorial service will be held for the late Charlotte E. Vera at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, with Pastor Marcia Kline officiating.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Decatur First Presbyterian Church, Adams County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund or Family LifeCare
The family may be reached in care of the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Enos M. Schwartz, 3, and Barbara M. Schwartz, 5, passed away April 17, 2012, and Jerry M. Schwartz, 17, of rural Decatur, passed away April 27, 2012, as a result of injuries suffered in a fatal traffic accident.
They were the children of Martin F. and Mary M. (Wickey) Schwartz.
They were Old Order Amish.
Betty M. (Leimenstoll) Beitler, 87, of Decatur, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Betty was born in Adams County, on July 17, 1924, to the late John and Irene (Denny) Myers.
On November 8, 1953, she married Lloyd Leimenstoll; he died March 10, 1975.
She married Harry Beitler on August 5, 1981; he died May, 1991.
George Lacatis, 83, of Decatur, passed away at 9 a.m.Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born September 20, 1928, in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late Flore and Catherine (Cosma) Lacatis.
George retired from General Motors in 1989 after 30 years of service in Ypsilanti, Mich.