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Lela Isca McCollum, 101, of rural Geneva, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on Thursday, May 12, 1910, in Wells County to James and Ida Marker Pace.
Mrs. McCollum had been a longtime resident of Wabash Township. She formerly attended Apple Grove United Brethren Church in Geneva and had attended Nottingham Township School in Wells County.
She enjoyed quilting, sewing, canning, flowers, gardening, and fishing.
John H. Graber of rural Bryant was stillborn on Monday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was the son of Henry D. and Katherine A.R. Graber of rural Bryant.
Other survivors are four grandparents and two great-grandmothers.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Pennville Amish Cemetery of Jay County.
Funeral arrangements were by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Mildred F. Whitacre, 87, of Berne, died on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Center, Berne.
She was born in Wells County, to the late Ernest and Mabel Uptygraft.
Among survivors are one son, Ernie (Norma) Whitacre, Bryant; two daughters, Carol (Bill) Schabacker of Ossian and Jo (Cliff) Moser of Portland; and a sister, Joan Snyder of Portland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Whitacre, Sr.; and a son, Jack F. Whitacre, Jr.
Richard P. Kiser, 74, Bluffton, died on December 25, 2011, at Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bluffton.
He was born to the late Kenneth and Clara Kiser in Adams County.
Michael M. Herman, 68, New Haven, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as an accountant with Raytheon for 32 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven.
Michael was an Army Veteran and a former Adams Township Volunteer Fireman.
He was a loving brother and an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time at Jimmerson Lake. He also enjoyed watching the Browns and Dodgers games.
Max L. Egley, 70, of Wolcottville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 25, 2011.
Born in Decatur, he graduated from Adams Central High School, Manchester College, and the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, from which he received a master's degree.
Max was a mathematics teacher and a basketball coach for a span of 34 years at Harrison Hill, Snider High School, and Woodlan High School before retiring in 1997.
Morris S. "Rosey" Krueckeberg, 86, Decatur, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community, Decatur.
He was born on December 20, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Gustav and Selma Krueckeberg.
He married Naomi Harvey on September 25, 1949. She survives.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; the American Legion Post 43; and the Decatur Elks Lodge.
Norman K. Ellenberger, 64, of Berne, died on Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Helen M. Morgan, 102, went to meet the Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Park Place Living in Fort Wayne, IN.
Born in Gomer, Ohio, she moved to Fort Wayne in 1928 and worked for Indiana Bell. In 1950, she and her family moved to Hoagland to run the switchboard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd.
Walter E. "Gene" Bienz, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died on December 21, 2011, in Ohio State University's Medical Center at Columbus.
He was born on July 8, 1932, in Willshire, Ohio, to Kermit and Irene Spitler Bienz.
Mr. Bienz was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, a former member of the Vestry, and a past Junior Warden and Senior Warden.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.