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August 24th, 2011

Helen F. Nahrwold

August 24, 2011

    Helen F. Nahrwold passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the age of, 91, in Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    She was born on April 5, 1920, in Adams County to John and Amanda (Bleeke) Heuer.
    She attended Monmouth High School and graduated in 1938.
    Her marriage on June 22, 1946, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Fuelling) in Adams County was to Carl W. Nahrwold, who died on April 9, 1994.

August 23rd

Doreen Walters Frecker

August 23, 2011

    Doreen H. Walters Frecker, 85, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born on December 30, 1925, in Manchester, England, to George and Annie (Smith) Thomason.
    She married John J. Walters; he died in 1990. She married Larry M. Fecker on July 16, 2004.
    Doreen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel. She was a homemaker and worked for the United States government.

Dorothy B. Springer

August 23, 2011

    Dorothy B. Springer, 96, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center.
    Dorothy was born on December 13, 1914, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Emanuel and Sylvia (Brentlinger) Miller.
    Dorothy was a member of Decatur Church of Christ and was the seamstress for Macklin's clothing store in Decatur.

August 22nd

Wanda S. Sprunger

August 22, 2011

    Wanda S. Sprunger, 63, of Berne, died at home on Thursday.
    She was born to Cecil and Juanita Harrison Griffin, who are deceased.
    Among survivors are her husband, Randy L. Sprunger; two brothers, Bill Griffin of Malverne, Arkansas, and Larry Griffin of Salem, Illinois; and one sister, Clara Taylor of Salem, Illinois.
    A memorial funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday in Bethel Brethren Church at Berne, with visiting hours from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 1-2 p.m. Monday.

August 19th

Mary K. Lehman

August 19, 2011

    Mary Kay Lehman, 65, of Decatur, died on August 19, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Mary was born in Adams County on January 29, 1946, to Joyce and Dolores L. (Omlor) Ellenberger.
    On May 28, 1966, she married Don L. Lehman.
    Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and worked for CTS Corp. in Berne for 26 years.

Dorothy B. Springer

August 19, 2011

    Dorothy B. Springer, 96, of Decatur, died on Wednesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Wanda S. Sprunger

August 19, 2011

    Wanda S. Sprunger, 63, of Berne, died at home on Thursday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

August 18th

Jerry B. Gray

August 18, 2011

    Jerry B. Gray, 66, of Lancaster, Ohio, a former Decatur resident, died on Monday in Pickering House, a hospice in Lancaster, after a seven-year battle with cancer.
    He was born in Decatur on October 29, 1945, to Denver "Jack" and Berniece "Bea" Fennell Gray, who are deceased.
    He married Janet "Jan" Rupp in December of 1964; she survives.

August 16th

Diann R. Gephart

August 16, 2011

    Diann Rose Gephart, 66, of Angola, Indiana, died on Saturday, August 13, 2011.
    Diann was born on June 23, 1945, in Decatur, Indiana to Ambrose and AnnaBelle (Rupert) Gase.
    She married John Robert Gephart on September 28, 1963, in Decatur, Indiana and he preceded her in death on October 29, 2008.

Melody A. Shell

August 16, 2011

    (Due to two errors, the following obituary is being republished.)

    Melody A. Shell, 47, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday in Bluffton.
    She was born to Ron Pietosi and Rita A. Larimore Foss, who survive.

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