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August 15th, 2011

Melody A. Shell

August 15, 2011

    Melody A. Shell, 47, of Fort Wayne, died on Saturday in Bluffton.
    She was born to Ron Pietosi and Rita A. Larimore Foss, who survive.
    Other survivors include a daughter, Danyell Abbott of Fort Wayne; a son, Anthony Shell of Noblesville; a brother, Michael Pietosi of Decatur; and two sisters, Melinda Foss of Decatur and Mrs. Rob (Melissa) Manns of Bluffton.

Ermil D. Shifferly

August 15, 2011

    Ermil D. Shifferly, 89, a longtime resident of rural Monroe who lived the last two years at Woodcrest Retirement Community, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He married Mary M. Burger on April 3, 1943; she passed away on April 20, 2005.
    He retired in 1987 from the CTS Corp. at Berne with 22 years of service.
    He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II, serving in France and central Europe.

Cindy L. Werst

August 15, 2011

    Cindy L. Werst, 64, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday August 13, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on November 22, 1946, to Herman and Mary (Fuhrman) Durr in Bluffton; they are deceased.
    On August 1, 1970, Cindy married Patrick A. Werst.

August 12th

Judy L. Brown

August 12, 2011

    Judy L. Brown, 72, of Decatur, died at her residence on Friday, August 12, 2011.
    Judy was born on November 21, 1938, in Pisgah, Iowa, to Leslie J. and Myrtle L. (Hanson) Nuzum.
    On August 20, 1977, she married Robert L. Brown.
    Judy was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Berne. She also drove buses for the South Adams Schools district and worked at Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne in Central Service.

Claude and Donna West

August 12, 2011

     Claude E. West, 74, and Donna K. West, 71, of Decatur, died at home on Thursday, August 11.
    Claude West was born on December 28, 1936, in Bonnieblue, Kentucky, to Walter and Rose Parks West.
    He married Donna K. Mountz McSwain on August 5, 1989, in Decatur.
    Claude was employed at Decatur Casting from 1972 to 1998 and was a member of the Pentecostal Way Church in Van Wert, Ohio.

Ermil Shifferly

August 12, 2011

    Ermil Shifferly, 89, of Decatur, died on Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Joan Catherine Davis

August 12, 2011

    Joan Catherine Davis, 80 years old, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011, in Lutheran Hospital, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
     She was born on Sunday, May 3, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Dixon and the former Mary Krick. 

Linda L. Ross

August 12, 2011

    Linda L. Ross, 64, of Fort Wayne, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
    She was born on June 19, 1947, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to Charles and Martha Miller Glackman, who are deceased.
    She married Larry A. Ross on September 11, 1972 in Fairland, Indiana; he survives.
    She and her husband were the owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises, including the one in Decatur, for more than 25 years.

August 10th

Herbert E. Fruchte

August 10, 2011

    Herbert Eugene "Herb" Fruchte, 81, of Monroe, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at home of natural causes.
    He was born on December 2, 1929, in Decatur to Albert and Elma Christman Fruchte.
    He married Clisty Rich on August 6, 1950; she survives.
    He graduated from Decatur High School in 1947 and was the second person hired at the CTS Corp. plant in Berne, where he had a long career as an engineer from 1959 until retirement.

August 9th

J. Ann McDougal

August 9, 2011

    J. Ann McDougal, 71, formerly of rural Decatur, died on Sunday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    She was born to Joseph F. and Lena M. Savieo Bowyer.
    Among survivors are three sons, Gil R. McDougal of Martinsville; Gregory A. McDougal of Fort Wayne; and Geoffrey J. McDougal of Greenwood; and one brother, James Bowyer of Fort Wayne.

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