Archive - Obituary
February 27th, 2012
Lester E. Manley, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012, in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Thursday, July 5, 1934, in Adams County, the son of the late Chauncey O. and Mary M. (Julian) Manley. He married Audrey E. Gephart on October 9, 1955, in Adams County.
Lester was a 1953 graduate of Pleasant MIlls High School and he attended Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church.
Mary Maxine (Speakman) Nine, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Friday.
Among survivors are her sister, Jean Goldner, of Decatur.
Services will be at 4 p.m., Monday at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, with visitation starting at 2 p.m. Private burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Frederick “Fred” H. Scheimann, 77 years old, of Simsonvill, S.C. and formerly of Ossian, died Thursday, February 23, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness.
Fred was the widower of Nira Shirley Miller Scheimann. Fred was born in Decatur, the son of the late John L. and Margaret J. (Elliott) Scheimann.
Thomas Norton Sefton, 86, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Saturday, February 25, 2012.
He was born on January 5, 1926, in Anderson, Ind., to the late E. M. “Pete” and Kathleen (Norton) Sefton.
He married Mary E. “Peg” VanHoy on October 29, 1955, and she preceded him in death on January 14, 2010.
Geraldine “Gerry” Claire Smerz Aloisio, 85, died February 2, 2012, in Arlington, VA. Geraldine was born December 30, 1926, in Chicago to the late Robert and Tillie Watrin Smerz. She was married to Gene P. Aloisio, who preceded her in death.
Carolyn E. Ehinger, 75, of rural Decatur, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
Born November 7, 1936, in Roanoke, Carolyn is the daughter of the late Harold D. and Evelyn B. (Neuer) Simon.
Carolyn married Arthur L. Ehinger on June 11, 1955, at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, in Huntington.
Betty M. Feasel, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2012, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Betty was born on Friday, January 26, 1923, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Varlando and Bertha (Flager) Clark.
She married Bille Joe Feasel on July 19, 1953; he preceded her in death on May 2, 2002.
Dortha M. Hirschy, 89, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on August 26, 1922, in Adams County, to the late Forrest and Lessie (Watkins) Ray.
On December 6, 1941, she married Wayne H. Hirschy.
Dortha was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church and retired in 1985 from C.T.S. in Berne after 21 years of service.
Dortha M. Hirschy, 89, of Decatur, died on Sunday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Dolores J. Tschannen, 81, of Decatur, passed away at 8:37 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on November 16, 1930, in Adams County, to the late Chalmer K. and Melvena M. (Smitley) Sheets.
She married Homer B. Tschannen on April 9, 1950. He passed away on August 8, 1978.