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October 24th, 2011

Dolores M. Harshman

October 24, 2011

    Dolores M. Harshman, 89, of Kendallville, Indiana, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
    She was born on October 1, 1922, in Decatur to Frank J. and Mary Geimer Bentz, one of her 11 children.    
    She married Dale R. Harshman on August 22, 1942, and he passed away in 1996.
    After starting out in a tiny apartment, they purchased a 40-acre farm east of Decatur.

Raymond C. Johnson

October 24, 2011

    Raymond C. "Bing" Johnson, 88, of Decatur, died today in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

October 18th

Doris B. Koomler

October 18, 2011

    Doris B. (Spiegel) Koomler, 86, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Doris was born on April 6, 1925, in Adams County to William M. and Myrtle M. (Manley) Jones.
    On February 24, 1946, she married Lloyd R. Spiegel; he preceded her in death on February 22, 1977. On May 2, 1981, she married Gerald Koomler; he also preceded her in death, on November 10, 2008.
    Doris was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.

Betty L. Schumm

October 18, 2011

    Betty L. Schumm, 90, a lifetime resident of the Rockford, Ohio, area, died Saturday.
    Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vincent (Helen) Muntzinger of Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church at Schumm, Ohio, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday in Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home at Rockford.

October 17th

Amy L. Bemus

October 17, 2011

    Amy L. Bemus, 76, of Decatur, formerly of Sidney, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky, passed away at her residence on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
    Amy was born in Sidney, Ohio, on July 11, 1935, to Clarence A. and Isabel (Cotterman) Holly.
    On June 9, 1956, Amy married Denton E. Bemus.
    Amy was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Rosary Society.
    She was a 1953 graduate of Sidney High School in Sidney, Ohio.

Dorothy M. Erxleben Droege

October 17, 2011

    Dorothy M. (Erxleben) Droege, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011, in her residence.
    She was born on February 16, 1920, in Adams County to Henry C. and Alma (Eickhoff) Miller, who are both deceased.
    She was baptized on February 22, 1920, at Zion Lutheran Church - Friedheim by Rev. C.B. Preuss. She was confirmed on March 25, 1934, at Friedheim, also by Rev. C.B. Preuss.

Doris B. Koomler

October 17, 2011

    Doris B. Koomler, 86, of Decatur, died today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Genevieve A. (Light) Meshberger

October 17, 2011

    Genevieve A. "Jenny" Meshberger passed away peacefully during the early morning of Monday, Oct. 10, in her daughter’s home at Fairfield, Ohio.
    Jenny had been lovingly cared for during the past eight years by her daughter, Triana (Meshberger) Adlon. Jenny was the wife of previously deceased Roger Meshberger Sr. Jenny, 94, suffered from no illnesses.
    She was born in Decatur on January  30, 1917.

Salome E. Schwartz

October 17, 2011

    Salome E. Schwartz, 46, of rural Geneva, died on Sunday at home.    She was born in Adams County on January 16, 1965, to Solomon N. and Salome A. Wengerd. Her father is deceased; her mother is a rural Geneva resident.
    Other survivors include her husband, Benjamin J. Schwartz; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Rachel) Wickey of rural Geneva; and two sons, Solomon B. and Ruben B. Schwartz of rural Geneva.

October 14th

Robert R. Malone

October 14, 2011

    Robert R. Malone, 86, of Decatur, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at his son’s residence.
    Bob was born on October 12, 1925, in Sullivan, Indiana, to William and Fayola (Grimes) Malone.
    On January 30, 1949, he married Sarah L. Downs. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2002.
    Bob was a life insurance salesman for Western Southern Insurance.
    He served in World War II in the United States Army.

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