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May 6th, 2011

Jack G. Petrie

May 6, 2011

    Jack G. Petrie, 77, of Midlothian, Virginia, a former Decatur resident, died in Virginia on April 6.
    Among survivors are his wife, Molly, and three daughters: Julie Brown, Mrs. Allen (Laurie) Price, and Mrs. Scott (Betsy) Gettig.
    A memorial service was held on April 9 in Virginia.

Lucy J. Smith

May 6, 2011

    Lucy J. Smith, 81, of Portland, died Thursday in Jay County Hospital at Portland.
    She was born to Harley and Ioma Gegenheimer Miller
    Among survivors are her husband, Bud; a son, Tom Overla of Portland; and a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Wanda) Shaneyfelt of Geneva.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, Portland, with burial at a later date in Gravel Hill Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visiting hours are 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

May 4th

Janice K. Calhoun

May 4, 2011

    Janice K. Calhoun, 64, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born to Jack and Eileen Rowan Myers.
    Among survivors are her stepmother, Delores Myers of Deltona, Florida; two sons, Michael and Christopher Irwin of Fort Wayne; and four daughters: Lori Irwin of Decatur and Michelle Savieo-Stein, Mrs. David (Misty) Volmerding, and Lisa Irwin, all of Fort Wayne.

Lester H. Hierholzer

May 4, 2011

    Lester H. Hierholzer, 75, of Decatur, died April 29 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born to Egbert and Alma M. Will Hierholzer.
    Surviving are a brother, David F. Hierholzer of Decatur, and several cousins.
    A service to remember his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, rural Bryant, with burial in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church.

Betty J. Renbarger

May 4, 2011

    Betty J. Renbarger, 63, of Bluffton, died Sunday at home.
    She was born in Adams County on April 10, 1948, to Elmo and Ruth Snitley Wolfe.
    Among survivors are her husband, Harry L. Renbarger; a son, Chris Renbarger of Vera Cruz; a daughter, Rose Winters of Pennville; and a brother, David Wolfe of Willshire, Ohio.

May 3rd

Darrell D. Ross

May 3, 2011

    Darrell D. Ross, 61, of Decatur, died at 1:25 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at his residence.
    He was born on August 23, 1949 in Hartford City to the late Howard and Martha (Wright) Ross.
    He married Terry F. Ross on November 23, 2002; she passed away on December 17, 2008.

May 2nd

Wayne R. Derrickson

May 2, 2011

    Wayne R. Derrickson, 89, of rural Geneva, died April 28 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Ceylon on March 20, 1922, to Frank and Nellie Pickett Derrickson.
    Among survivors are his wife, June, and two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Janelle) Nuding of Celina, Ohio, and Janene Dubach of Newfield, New Jersey.
    Funeral services were held this morning in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Geneva.

Paul R. Hamrick

May 2, 2011

    Paul R. Hamrick, 82, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on March 10, 1929, in Adams County to Samuel L. and Nora V. (Frank) Hamrick.
    He married Janice A. Oliver on March 18, 1950.

Neil W. Highland

May 2, 2011

    Neil W. Highland, 91, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Born on June 6, 1919, in Hinsdale, Illinois, he graduated from Decatur High School, where he met his beloved wife, Jeanette Winnes Highland. They were married for 54 years.
    He worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad as a station agent and telegraph operator for 40 years.
    Neil was an avid golfer, recording three holes-in-one at the Decatur golf course.

Orville H. Kline

May 2, 2011

    Orville H. Kline, 87, of New Haven, passed away at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at The Lamplight Inn in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on July 15, 1923, in Allen County to Henry and Mary (Girardot) Kline.
    He was married to Ruth I. Myers; she passed away on January 21, 1981.

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