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August 23rd, 2011

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.

August 15th

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.

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