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July 18th, 2011

Michael D. Cowell

July 18, 2011

    Michael D. Colwell, 59, of Berne, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born to Hout and Evelyn De Silva Colwell. His mother is deceased; his father lives in Mayor, Arizona.
    Surviving are his wife, Yvette; two sons, Michael Colwell of Coco, Florida and Jason Colwell of Deland, Florida; and four grandchildren.
    Burial will be later in Marion National Cemetery at Marion, Indiana.
    Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Daniel F. Herman

July 18, 2011

     Daniel F. Herman, 79, of Linn Grove, died at home on Sunday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

July 14th

Sophia K. Hoover

July 14, 2011

    Sophia K. Hoover, 90, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday at her residence.
    She was born on November 30, 1920, in Fort Wayne to Stanley and Victoria Kotyla Kelak.
    She married John William Hoover; he is deceased.
    She was a clerk for 19 years at the L.S. Ayres store in Fort Wayne.

Edna M. Shoaf

July 14, 2011

    Edna Mae Lautzenheiser Shoaf, 94, passed away at 8 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time) in Willow Wood Care Center of Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
    She had been in declining health due to mature age; however, death was sudden and unexpected.
    Edna Mae was born on May 20, 1917, in rural Berne at the home of her parents, Sidney and Sarah Ethel Detro Lautzenheiser.

July 13th

Larry W. Moore

July 13, 2011

    Larry W. Moore, 60, of Decatur, died at his residence on Monday, July 11, 2011.
    He was born on February 25, 1951, in Greenfield, Ohio, to the late Richard A. Moore and Mary Lou (Pickens) Hubbell.
    Larry attended First Baptist Church in Decatur.
    He retired after 38 years as a utility operator at Central Soya and Bunge North America in Decatur.
    He was a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur and served his country in the United States Marines Corps.

Edna Shoaf

July 13, 2011

    Edna Shoaf, 94, of Salt Lake City, Utah, a former resident of Berne, died on Tuesday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Marion E. Sipe

July 13, 2011

    Marion E Sipe, 80, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
    He was born on September 29, 1930, in Adams County to Daniel J. and Bernice (Fisher) Sipe.
    On October 30, 1954, he married Barbara A. Jacobs. She preceded him on November 2, 2000.

July 12th

Larry W. Moore

July 12, 2011

    Larry W. Moore, 60, of Decatur, died at home on Monday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

July 11th

Esther C. Friar

July 11, 2011

    Esther C. Friar, 91, formerly of Willshire, Ohio, died on Friday in Van Wert In-Patient Hospice Center at Van Wert, Ohio.
    She was born in Adams County on August 17, 1919 to Oscar and Amanda Baumgartner Steiner.
    Among survivors are three daughters: Mrs. Leon (Rita) Byer of Willshire; Anne Schoeff of Greenville, Ohio; and Kaye Hartman of Van Buren, Indiana; one stepson, Jeffrey Friar of Hartford City, Indiana; and one stepdaughter, Cheryl Powell of Montpelier, Indiana.

Calvin W. Toney

July 11, 2011

    Calvin W. Toney, 77, of Decatur, died Friday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    He was born in Alabama to Albert E. and Myrtle M. Stover Toney.
    Among survivors are three brothers; five sisters, including Linda Adams of Decatur; and many nieces and nephews, including Tim Adams of Decatur and Kerry Adams of Willshire, Ohio.
    A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Aurora Cemetery of Etowah County, Alabama.

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