Archive - Obituary
April 11th, 2011
John E. Gribler, 80, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 7:47 p.m. Friday in Community Health Professionals In-Patient Hospice Center at Van Wert, Ohio. He had been there for two days.
He was born on July 22, 1930, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to Ernest E. and Hazel V. Agler Gribler.
He married Mary Lou Gaunt on October 5, 1957; she survives.
Mirena E. Kopacz, 92, formerly of Decatur, died today aint The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Mary Ann Schwartz, 83, of rural Geneva, died Saturday at home.
Edith M. Green, 93, a longtime resident of Monroe who moved to El Paso, Texas, a year ago, died in her residence at 9:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 3.
She was born on January 30, 1918, in Decatur to Harry O. and Ruth B. Baltzell Williams.
She married Frank L. Green on February 9, 1946, in Fort Wayne. He passed away on May 8, 1998.
She was a homemaker who did volunteer work at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne for 33 years.
Edith M. Green, 93, a longtime resident of Monroe, died recently in El Paso, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Jo Ellen (Spann) Donaghy, 66, of Decatur and formerly of Bluffton, passed away at 11:27 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at her home. She was surrounded by her family when she passed away.
Born on September 25, 1944, in Fort Wayne to Walter Henry and Florence Amelia (Scott) Halt, they preceded her in death.
Jo married J. Alan Spann in Liberty Mills, Indiana, in 1965; he preceded her in death on March 16, 2003. She married Larry L. Donaghy in Decatur on February 19, 2006; he survives.
B. Jerome Nussbaum, 95, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Adams County on March 10, 1916, to Wilbert and Lila Sprunger Nussbaum.
Among survivors are a son, Gregg A. Nussbaum of Goshen; a brother, Paul Nussbaum of Berne; and a sister, Ruth Schwartz of Berne.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Swiss Village, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel.
Rosanna R. Simon, 90, a resident of Berne, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Rosanna was born on January 5, 1921 in Wells County, Indiana, the daughter of George and Daisy (Isnogle) Myers.
She married James Simon on March 19, 1938; he preceded her in death in 1975.
Rosanna was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne. She was a retired 25-year employee of Gifford’s IGA in Berne.
Harvey L. Smith, 88, of Monroe, went home to live in perfect health with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Even among the sadness and loss of a wonderful man, a supportive brother, a marvelous husband, a loving and caring father, and a longtime terrific businessman, the Harvey L. Smith family is celebrating the life they shared with him.
Harvey was born on December 17, 1922, to Adolph E and Alice C (Helmrich) Smith.
On April 9, 1944, he married Wanda M. Baxter.
Jo Ellen (Spann) Donaghy, 66, Decatur, died Sunday at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Chaney and Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.