Archive - Obituary
January 25th, 2011
Jo Ella Evans, 76, of Bluffton, died at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011.
She lived most of her life in Adams and Wells counties.
Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home and one hour prior to services on Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at the church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Wilbur “Bill” Kirchhofer, 97, a resident of Berne, passed away at 6:04 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2011, in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Bill was born on December 21, 1913, in Adams County, the son of Amos and Emma (Huser) Kirchhofer.
He married Laura Sprunger on March 21, 1937, she preceded him in death in 2008.
Bill was a member of First Mennonite Church in Berne.
Harold G. Clifton, 82, of Ohio City, Ohio, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born on February 23, 1928 in Wren, Ohio to William M. and Helen R. Barnett Clifton.
He married Marilyn Kraner, who survives.
He retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne and was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Wilbur "Bill" Kirchhofer, 97, of Berne, died Sunday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pendng at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Edward E. "Ed" Dick, 83, formerly of Decatur, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2011 at Swiss Village.
Ed was born on September 21, 1927, at home, just west of Monroe, to Albert and Virgil (Andrews) Dick.
He married Peggy Ann Davidson on August 28, 1954.
Ed was a lifelong farmer in Adams County and worked as an air traffic controller at Fort Wayne International Airport (Baer Field) for over 20 years. He had his pilot's license and owned two airplanes.
Phyllis J. Rapp, 87, formerly of Decatur, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday in The Village of Heritage nursing home in Monroeville, where she had resided for the past five years.
She was born on August 25, 1923, in Springfield, Ohio, to Paul and Zelda M. Haley Pollock.
She married Clarence K. Rapp on November 9, 1946, in Kentucky and he passed away in May of 1998.
Phyllis was a homemaker and had been employed by National Supply and by Robbins and Myers, both in Springfield.
Tangela R. Scherbring, 39, of Decatur, died Monday at home.
She was born in Bluffton to Bryce W. and Dorothy Hamrick Brickley, who are deceased.
Surviving are a daughter, Sarah J. Sharpe of Decatur; three brothers, Bryce Brickley of Keystone, and Joe and Jay Brickley of Bluffton; and four sisters, Tina Brickley of Garrett; Darlene Flick of Bluffton; Doris Brickley of Illinois; and Pricella Phillips of Glendale, Arizona.
Luella Amstutz, 92, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Ralph and Martha Cordier Monroe.
Among survivors are a son, John M. Amstutz of Geneva, and two sisters, Luetta Hill and Mrs. Rudy (Marjorie) Brehm of Celina, Ohio.
Edward E. Dick, 83, formerly of Decatur, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Ralph R. Grote, 89, of Decatur, died at 5 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
He married Irene C. Conrad on March 28, 1943, in Immanuel Lutheran Church; she survives.
He was an auto mechanic for 49 years, a charter member of the Union Township Lions Club, and a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur, of which he had served as commander.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.