Archive - Obituary
August 1st, 2011
Howard E. Hess, 69, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 12:43 p.m. Saturday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne following an accident at his residence on Friday.
He was born to Robert E. and Ida L. McClish Hess.
He married Judith C. Miller and she survives.
Paul S. Liechty, 93, of Berne, passed away on July 22 at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born on November 17, 1917, in Adams County to Albert W. and Ida Moser Liechty.
Paul taught for four years in Union City, Indiana, and for 30 years in elementary schools at Decatur. He graduated from Goshen College in Indiana with a bachelor's degree in education and received a master's degree in education and a specialist degree in education from Ball State University at Muncie.
Audra E. Miller, 88, of Decatur, widow of Rev. Fuhrman Miller, died today in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
S. Sue Snyder, 74, of Berne, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
She was born to Ivan and Maude Montgomery.
Among survivors are a daughter, Kendra Bauman of Berne, and a son, Clay Snyder of Berne.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with private burial at Gravel Hill Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visiting hours are 1-3 p.m. today.
Glenn R. "Butch" Griner, 64, of rural Rockford, Ohio, died Wednesday at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.
He was born on May 2, 1947, in St. Marys, Ohio, to Walter and Beatrice Huston Griner, who are deceased.
On May 30, 1966, he married Jane Harris, who lives in Rockford.
Karen Sue Piper, 64, of Celina, Ohio, died at 2:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born on February 24, 1947, in Celina to Robert and Marceta E. Detrick McCullough, who are deceased.
On June 26, 1966, she married Ronald "Butch" Piper of Celina, who survives; they were married for 45 years.
Catherine C. “Katie” Ward, 79, of Decatur, died on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County to Charley P. and Esther N. (Stevens) Ward.
Katie attended Woodcrest chapel services and retired in 1980 from General Electric after 25 years of service. She was a member of the G.E. Quarter-Century Club and the Retired Ladies of G.E., and was a former member of the Heart Club of Adams County and the Adams County Diabetes Association.
Lori A. Beer, 49, of rural Decatur, died at her residence on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Lori was born on September 28, 1961, in Adams County, Indiana, to Dale Troutner and Carol (Hamilton) McKean.
Lori attended Union Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Decatur, was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur, and was a homemaker.
Helen P. Buchanan, 69, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 5:39 a.m. Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 3, 1942 in Hyden, Kentucky, to Buck and Mary Ann Sheppard Van Over, who are deceased.
She married J. Alvin Buchanan on April 23, 1961, in Southside Church of Christ at Fort Wayne. He survives.
Helen was a member of Fort Recovery Church of Christ in Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Lori A. Beer, 49, of Decatur, died at home on Saturday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.