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October 13th, 2011

Mary E. Bailey

October 13, 2011

    Mary E. Bailey, 82, of Geneva, died Tuesday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
    She was born in Decatur on May 16, 1929, to Harold and Margaret Hirschy Hess.
    Among survivors are a son, Harold Bailey of Geneva; five daughters, Deb Brooks of Poneto; Judy Nichols of Geneva; Mrs. Rick (Jackie) Lothridge of Portland; and Mrs. Brian (Kathy) Cochrane and Sandy Bailey of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Frances Stevens of Decatur and Ruth Smith of Hoagland.

Frederick H. Blazer

October 13, 2011

    Frederick H. Blazer, 96, of Decatur, died Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Mary A. Holthouse

October 13, 2011

    Mary Ann Holthouse, 89, of Decatur, died on Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Zoe Raugh

October 13, 2011

    Zoe Raugh, 82, of Berne, died Tuesday in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
    She was born to William and Rachel T. Kirkham Wiseman.
    Surviving are two sons, Allen and Roger Raugh of Geneva, and one brother, Jolly Wiseman of Seymour, Missouri.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in Oak Ridge Memorial Park at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Thursday and are 9-10 a.m. Friday.

October 11th

Lydia C. Kalthoff

October 11, 2011

    Lydia C. Kalthoff, 103, formerly of Decatur, died on Sunday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

October 10th

Chloe A. Christianer

October 10, 2011

    Chloe A. Christianer, 71, of Decatur, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at her residence.
    She was born on October 7, 1940, in Allen County to Thomas Edward and Zanta (Squire) Imel.
    Chloe married Don G. Christianer on September 14, 1957.

Donald J. Dick

October 10, 2011

    Donald J. Dick, 76, a former longtime resident of rural Decatur, died Friday at 6:50 p.m. in The Laurels of Shane Hill at Rockford, Ohio. He had resided there for two and a half years.
    He was born on August 1, 1935, in Adams County to Albert and Virgil L. Andrews Dick.
    He married Mary M. Thatcher on February 16, 1957, in Willshire, Ohio; she survives.
    He was a graduate of Adams Central High School and retired from International Harvester (now Navistar) after 30 years.

Leslie W. Janes

October 10, 2011

    Leslie W. Janes, 61, of rural Howe, died October 6 at home.
    He was born to Leslie D. and Virginia Bryant Janes.
    Among survivors are his wife, Charlotte; a son, Kelly Janes of Sturgis, Michigan; a daughter, Michelle Janes of Sturgis; and a sister, Mrs. Jim (Pam) Clem of Decatur.
    A graveside funeral service was held on Sunday at Brushy Chapel Cemetery of Wolcottville, Indiana.
    Arrangements were by Carney-Frost Funeral Home of LaGrange.

October 6th

Nora A. Parker

October 6, 2011

    Nora A. Parker, 76, of Fort Wayne, died at 9:40 a.m. on September 28 at her residence.
    She was born on December 29, 1934, in Decatur.
    She married Robert N. Parker, who survives.
    She was a homemaker and a faithful servant of Jehovah God.

Juanita V. Wells

October 6, 2011

    Juanita V. (Walters) Wells, 89, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, in her villa at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Juanita was born in Ohio City, Ohio, on August 31, 1922 to Stanley D. and Frieda C. (Schaadt) Walters.
    On August 2, 1947, she married Carlton R. Wells. He preceded her in death.
    Juanita retired in March of 1982 with 39 years of service as a clerk for International Harvester in Fort Wayne.

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