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July 26th, 2011

Lori A. Beer

July 26, 2011

    Lori A. Beer, 49, of rural Decatur, died at her residence on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
    Lori was born on September 28, 1961, in Adams County, Indiana, to Dale Troutner and Carol (Hamilton) McKean.
    Lori attended Union Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Decatur, was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur, and was a homemaker.

Helen P. Buchanan

July 26, 2011

    Helen P. Buchanan, 69, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 5:39 a.m. Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on February 3, 1942 in Hyden, Kentucky, to Buck and Mary Ann Sheppard Van Over, who are deceased.
    She married J. Alvin Buchanan on April 23, 1961, in Southside Church of Christ at Fort Wayne. He survives.
    Helen was a member of Fort Recovery Church of Christ in Fort Recovery, Ohio.

July 25th

Lori A. Beer

July 25, 2011

    Lori A. Beer, 49, of Decatur, died at home on Saturday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

John M. Hudson

July 25, 2011

    John Madison Hudson, 28, of Geneva, passed away at 2:58 p.m., on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.
    He was born on Thursday, December  9, 1982, in St. Marys, Ohio.
    John attended Mendon Union School in Mendon, Ohio and Parkway schools in Rockford, Ohio.
    He worked at Cooper Farms in St. Henry, Ohio and had also worked in construction.

July 20th

Patricia M. Tinkham

July 20, 2011

    Patricia M. Tinkham, 83, of rural Monroe, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Decatur on May 6, 1928, to Brenton and Ethel Turner Williams.
    She married Maurice LeRoy Tinkham; he preceded her in death on January 16, 1969.
    She was a homemaker, a farmer, and a former employee of Hammond's Grocery Store and Val Department Store, both in Decatur.

O. Duane Sprunger

July 20, 2011

    O. Duane "Skeezix" Sprunger, 68, of Berne, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Adams County on February 12, 1943, to Arthur and Leola Simon Sprunger.
    Among survivors are his wife, Connie; one daughter, Mrs. Matt (Angela "Toots") Teeter of Berne; three sons, Randy Harris of Berne, Doug Harris of Monroe, and Tom Sprunger of Bluffton; and one sister, Suzie Roudebush of Berne.

July 19th

Daniel F. Herman Sr.

July 19, 2011

    Daniel F. Herman Sr., 79, of Linn Grove, died at his residence on Sunday, July 17, 2011.
    He was born on September 25, 1931, in Adams County to Franklin D. and Jessie (Cave) Herman.
    On September 19, 1970, he married Marilyn C. Myers.
    Daniel retired as a mechanic with Dan’s Auto Service and Balsiger Motors in Berne.
    He was a member of the American Legion post at Bluffton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Geneva.

Rita A. Runyon

July 19, 2011

    Rita A. Runyon, 72, formerly of rural Decatur, died on Sunday in Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bluffton.
    She was born in Adams County on March 14, 1939, to Kenneth H. and Mary Jane Kunkel Runyon.
    Surviving are two brothers, Kaye K. Runyon of Peoria, Arizona, and David R. Runyon of Guam.

July 18th

Calvin E. Smitley

July 18, 2011

    Calvin E. Smitley 81, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday July 16, 2011, at his residence.
    Calvin was born on November 3, 1929, in Mercer County, Ohio, to George W. and Effie (Yoder) Smitley.
    He married Norma J. Vorhees on May 29, 1947. She passed away on September 8, 1990.
    He retired in 1991 from Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne after almost 44 years of service.
    He was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 and the Eagles Lodge, both in Decatur.

Dolores M. Harvey

July 18, 2011

    Dolores M. Harvey, 86, formerly of Bluffton, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
    She was born on January 3, 1925, in Adams County to Milo and Mary (Hirschy) Fuchs.
    She married Dale A. Harvey on June 17, 1944; he died on November 19, 2006.
    She is survived by a brother, Delbert Fuchs of Berne.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, and two brothers.

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