Archive - Obituary
September 4th, 2013
Jerry L. Smith, 74, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village in Berne.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; daughter, Kim (Mike) Minneci of Cary, Ill.; brother, Robert Smith of Richmond; sisters, Gloria Armstrong of Dayton and Carolyn Race of New Paris, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 10 to 1 p.m on Thursday with funeral services to follow at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
John F. "Mac" McConnell, 93, of Worthington, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 31, 2013.
John was born May 26, 1920, in Decatur to Joseph and Ercie (Dull) McConnell.
John graduated from Decatur High School and attended Depauw University where he played on the football team. He was a World War II veteran. He retired was a V.P. for Motorist Mutual Insurance Company with 35 years of service.
Marsha Hirschy, 66 of Geneva, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are her husband, David A. Hirschy of Geneva; two sons, Chad (Carylyn) Hirschy of Geneva and Eric (Rachel) Hirschy of Berne; one daughter, Amy Landers of Berne; two brothers, Terry L. Jones of Bryant and Von A. Jones of Geneva; and a sister, Sue Gilkison of Middletown.
Jackie Lee McDonald, 80, of Decatur, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his daughter, Cathy McDonald of Decatur; son, Randy L. McDonald of Decatur; and sister, Carolyn Kocher of Lansing, Mich. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Emily S. Schwartz, 15, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Bluffton.
Emily was born November 11, 1997, to Simon E.T. Schwartz and Ruth E. (Schwartz) Schwartz in Bluffton.
Karen Virgina (Brown) Vieth, 67 of Ossian, went to sing in heaven's choir on Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Eileene was born April 17, 1946, in Flint, Mich. to Manley (Mike) and Glynita (Nita) Brown.
She was a gifted athlete and singer from early childhood. Karen shared in music ministries through solos, duets, tiros and choirs.
"Mack" Roberts, 70, of Decatur died Saturday, August 24, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Patricia L. Ross, 82, of Decatur, and a longtime resident of the Magley area, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at the Woodcrest nursing Center in Decatur.
Patricia was born Wednesday, July 29, 1931, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Harry E. Lee and the late May F. (Burk) Lee.
She married Ralph W. Ross on July 19, 1953, and he survives.
Patricia was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ-Magley, American Legion Auxiliary, and Women of the Moose.
Richard E. Barger, 80, of Wells County, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Ossian Health Care.
Richard was born August 1, 1933, in Wells County to the late Orville Barger and Edith C. Bauman.
He married Marjorie M. (Bower) Wine on July 24, 1976, in Bluffton.
Richard was a member of Sonlight Wesleyan Church in Bluffton. He was a farmer and worked at Wayne Metal Company for 26 years.
Mary M. Harvey, 86, of Monroe, died on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville.
Mary was born March 13, 1927, to the late Daniel D. and Dora G. (Bailey) Rhoades.
She married Donald H. Harvey on July 12, 1946.
Mary attended Monroe United Brethren Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and worked for Shaffer Glove Factory and Wayne Novelty.