Archive - Obituary
April 5th, 2011
Jo Ellen (Spann) Donaghy, 66, of Decatur and formerly of Bluffton, passed away at 11:27 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at her home. She was surrounded by her family when she passed away.
Born on September 25, 1944, in Fort Wayne to Walter Henry and Florence Amelia (Scott) Halt, they preceded her in death.
Jo married J. Alan Spann in Liberty Mills, Indiana, in 1965; he preceded her in death on March 16, 2003. She married Larry L. Donaghy in Decatur on February 19, 2006; he survives.
B. Jerome Nussbaum, 95, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Adams County on March 10, 1916, to Wilbert and Lila Sprunger Nussbaum.
Among survivors are a son, Gregg A. Nussbaum of Goshen; a brother, Paul Nussbaum of Berne; and a sister, Ruth Schwartz of Berne.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Swiss Village, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel.
Rosanna R. Simon, 90, a resident of Berne, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Rosanna was born on January 5, 1921 in Wells County, Indiana, the daughter of George and Daisy (Isnogle) Myers.
She married James Simon on March 19, 1938; he preceded her in death in 1975.
Rosanna was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne. She was a retired 25-year employee of Gifford’s IGA in Berne.
Harvey L. Smith, 88, of Monroe, went home to live in perfect health with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Even among the sadness and loss of a wonderful man, a supportive brother, a marvelous husband, a loving and caring father, and a longtime terrific businessman, the Harvey L. Smith family is celebrating the life they shared with him.
Harvey was born on December 17, 1922, to Adolph E and Alice C (Helmrich) Smith.
On April 9, 1944, he married Wanda M. Baxter.
Jo Ellen (Spann) Donaghy, 66, Decatur, died Sunday at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Chaney and Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.
Harvey L. Smith, 88, of Monroe, died on Saturday at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Lloyd E. Perry, 88, of Geneva, died at home on Wednesday.
He was born to Kenneth and Edna Lee Perry.
Among survivors are his wife, Marjorie; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Elaine) Monroe of Geneva; and three sons: Dr. Randall Perry of Normal, Illinois; Rick Perry of Salisbury, North Carolina; and Dr. Roger Perry of East Moline, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Trinity United Methodist Church at Berne, with burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Geneva.
Eileen Sprunger, 84, of Berne, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on January 18, 192 to Marcus and Clara Nichols Sprunger.
Among survivors are her husband, Ernest Sprunger; three sons, Dale, Tom, and Mark Sprunger of Berne; and two daughters, Mrs. Tod (Wendy) Striker of Berne and Mrs. Steven (Becky) Billington of Bryant.
Aloysius "Al" Brite, 78, of Indianapolis, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
He was born on June 30, 1932, in Decatur, Indiana, the son of Julius and Gertrude (Geels) Brite.
Dennis R Wilkinson, 70, of Decatur, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Dennis was born on December 17, 1940, in Allen County.
He married Joyce Tricker on November 26, 1966.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and retired from International Harvester in August, 1988, with 30 years of service.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.