Archive - Obituary
September 20th, 2011
Grace I. Green, a longtime resident of Decatur, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
She was born in Fort Wayne on November 17 to John R. and Mabel A. Hyde Savieo.
She married Richard D. Green on September 16, 1944, in Monroeville; he died on June 12, 2000.
Grace was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Women of the Moose at Lodge 1311, both in Decatur.
Kenneth H. Liechty, 86, of Berne, died at home on Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Helen B. Schnitz, 88, of Decatur, died at noon on Sunday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on July 29, 1923, in Huntington County to Mahlon D. and Mildred G. Beal Brown.
She married Richard K. Schnitz on November 13, 1943, in Bluffton; he survives.
She was the owner of Schnitz Accounting Service in Decatur from 1945 until retirement in 2001 and was also a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Wayne B. Stuckey, 85, of 34 Willow Run, Woodcrest, Decatur, and formerly of Berne, died on Friday afternoon, September 16, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community’s Nursing Center.
He was born on May 19, 1926, in Berne to Leslie I. and Elma (Winteregg) Stuckey.
Sandra Sue “Sandy” Butcher, 71, of Decatur, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on July 7, 1940, in Adams County to Anthony and J. Edna (Miller) Gase.
She married Robert Eugene Butcher on October 27, 1956; he survives in Decatur.
Irene J. Lloyd, 60, of Decatur, died on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Irene was born on October 24, 1950, in Decatur to Paul and Clara (High) Hindenlang, who are deceased.
She married James M. Lloyd on November 1, 1968.
Irene was a member of Mt. Zion United Brethren in Christ Church, was involved in its Women’s Missionary Fellowship, and was an assistant song leader.
Clifford Lee Hirschy, 77, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011, in Granbury, Texas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Cross Community Church, 315 W. Main St., Berne.
Mr. Hirschy was born on February 15, 1934, in Decatur to Amos and Rosalene Marsh Hirschy.
He married Vera Wogenstein on July 21, 1979, in Fort Wayne.
He was an engineer and a tool-and-die maker in the aerospace industry.
Irene J. Lloyd, 60, of Decatur, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Janice E. Mackey, 70, of Geneva, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Eugene T. and Thadora Alberson Smith.
Among survivors are a daughter, Twila S. Mackey of Geneva, and two sons, Lionel R. Mackey of Charleston, South Carolina, and James E. Mackey of Muncie.
There will be no funeral.
The announcement was made by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Nancy L. Scherry, 82, of rural Decatur, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 11, 1929, in Culver, Indiana, to Rev. F.I. and Laura F. Braunschweiger Willmert.
She married Rolland F. Scherry on September 26, 1953, in Faith United Methodist Church at Fort Wayne; he survives. Nancy and Rolland were married by her father and brother.