Archive - Obituary
July 14th, 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 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.
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, 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, 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.
Larry W. Moore, 60, of Decatur, died at home on Monday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
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, 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.
Keith D. Bickel, 68, of rural Portland, died on Tuesday at home.
He was born in Jay County to Marvin and Elsie Worth Bickel.
He married Elaine Corwin Fields on October 16, 2004; she survives. His first wife, the former Joyce A. Lanning, whom he married on June 2, 1963, died on January 7, 1999.
He was a farmer and also worked for Price Implement in Portland and Franklin Electric in Bluffton.
Margaret B. Beitler, 92, of Berne, died Friday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Martin L. Luginbill and Linda Luginbill.
Among survivors are her husband, Richard Beitler; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Ellen) King of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Bryce (Carolyn) Hoffman of Monroe; and four sons, Paul Beitler of Bluffton; Samuel Beitler of Evansville; and Ryan and Ted Beitler of Berne.