Archive - Obituary
August 8th, 2011
Brock Steven Walker of Decatur was stillborn at 5:44 a.m. Friday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born on August 5 in Fort Wayne to Kyle and Mercy Klarke Walker, who live in Decatur.
Other survivors are two brothers, Jack and Holt Walker, at home; the maternal grandmother, Angela R. Klarke of Bluffton; and the paternal grandparents, Rev. Steven and Nancy Walker of Fort Wayne.
A private family service will be held at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Rose Ann H. Wengerd, 46, of rural Geneva, died on Sunday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on September 18, 1964, in Adams County to Ben and Lovina Hilty Schwartz, who live in rural Monroe.
Rex E. Bovine, 75, of Decatur, died at home on Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Olive M. Taylor, 85, formerly of Decatur, died on August 3, 2011, at Convoy Care Center in Convoy, Ohio.
She was born on July 26, 1926 in Granite City, Illinois, to William C. and Ruth E. (Lewis) Bilyeu.
She married B. Lee Taylor on January 29, 1944. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2002.
Olive was a graduate of the University of Louisville and a homemaker and had attended Crossroad Church in Decatur.
Julia W. Banta, 89, of Geneva, passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born on Friday, February 10, 1922, in Portland to LeFinley Hiles and Shirley Maud Teagle Farris.
Mrs. Banta was a graduate of Portland High School.
Audra E. Miller, 88, of Decatur, passed away at 1:15 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2011, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Born on June 2, 1923, in Celina, Ohio, to Dallas and Anna (Suhr) Coats, she married Fuhrman P. Miller on March 24, 1946; he died on Oct. 3, 2010.
A graduate of Celina High School, she was a homemaker and supported her husband's ministry for more than 50 years, which took her to Avilla (1952-1954), Rensselaer (1954-1957), Linn Grove (1957-1961), Decatur (1961-1976), and Goshen (1976-1987).
G.M. Alspaugh, 85, of Celina, Ohio, died on July 19 in Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born to Arnold and Ruah Clouse Alspaugh.
Among survivors are four sons, Albert Alspaugh of Rockford, Ohio; Terry Alspaugh of Decatur; Mark Alspaugh of Celina; and Todd Alspaugh of Greenville, Ohio, and two sisters, including Joy Steele of Decatur.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, in the Village Community Center at Shane's Park in Rockford.
Julia W. Banta, 89, of Geneva, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Mary E. Fiechter, 76, of rural Berne, died on Saturday at home.
She was born to Theo and Naoma Speheger Beer.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kris (Ann) Frauhiger of Montpelier and four sons: Don and Lynn Fiechter of Keystone; Rick Fiechter of Montpelier; and Jim Fiechter of Bluffton.
Howard E. Hess, 69, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 12:43 p.m. Saturday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne following an accident at his residence on Friday.
He was born to Robert E. and Ida L. McClish Hess.
He married Judith C. Miller and she survives.