Archive - Obituary
November 14th, 2011
William H. Journay, 92, of Decatur, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born June 9, 1919, in Jay County, the son of Orla J. and Cora A. (Bibler) Journay. On August 31, 1947, he married the former Eva Marie Bischoff.
He was a farmer and a science teacher. He first taught at Madison Township Schools and later taught at Bellmont High School for 31 years before retiring in May of 1981.
Izaiah Michael McDonald, 10 days old, of Decatur, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on November 1 in Fort Wayne.
Surviving are his mother, Ashley McDonald of Decatur; the maternal grandmother, Lois Landers of Decatur; and the maternal great-grandfather, Waynard Habegger of Decatur.
A private family service will be held on Tuesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Lois C. Wheeler, 96, formerly of Geneva, died Friday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Eileen A. Andrews, 94, of Decatur, a former Adams County Clerk, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on March 15, 1917, in Decatur to Lottie A. and Verda M. Bigham Jackson.
She married John F. Andrews on November 27, 1938, in Zion Reformed Church of Decatur; he passed away in 1996.
She served for three years as Adams County Clerk and was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Naomi I. Buckey, 90, of Huntington, a former Geneva resident, died Wednesday at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born in Geneva on January 8, 1921, to Theodore and Bertha B. Snow Pusey.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. James (Susan E.) Carter of Huntington, and a sister, Mary Pusey of Geneva.
James Fisher, 78, formerly of Celina, Ohio, died Wednesday in Van Wert, Ohio, Hospice Center.
Among survivors are his wife, Martha; a son and five daughters, including Mrs. Gary (Debra) Hamrick of Willshire.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Kessler Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were by Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.
Colleen J. "Connie" Miller, 82, of Van Wert, Ohio, died Wednesday at Van Wert In-patient Hospice Center.
Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Byron (Darlene) Gregory of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. Rick (Susan) Farley of Carmel.
She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, with burial in Woodland Cemetery of Van Wert. Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Saturday.
Ray W. Prowant, 84, a lifelong resident of Dupont, Ohio, died 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Defiance-Area In-patient Hospice after a brief illness.
He was born on June 1, 1927, and raised in Continental, Ohio, the son of Homer and Addie (Anspach) Prowant.
James “Jim” L. Blocker, 80, of Bluffton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.â€¨ Jim was born in Nottingham Township, Wells County, to Lester and Edith (Kleinknight) Blocker. He graduated from Rockcreek High School in the Class of 1949. He faithfully served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954.
Judith A. Ehlerding, 70, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at her residence.
She was born in Celina, Ohio, on October 31, 1941, to Paul E. and Dorothy A. (Harlett) Froning.
On December 2, 1971, she married Frederick K. Ehlerding.
Judy was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Rosary Society.