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August 2nd, 2011

Audra E. Miller

August 2, 2011

    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).

August 1st

G.M. Alspaugh

August 1, 2011

    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

August 1, 2011

    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

August 1, 2011

    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

August 1, 2011

    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.

Paul S. Liechty

August 1, 2011

    Paul S. Liechty, 93, of Berne, passed away on July 22 at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    He was born on November 17, 1917, in Adams County to Albert W. and Ida Moser Liechty.
    Paul taught for four years in Union City, Indiana, and for 30 years in elementary schools at Decatur. He graduated from Goshen College in Indiana with a bachelor's degree in education and received a master's degree in education and a specialist degree in education from Ball State University at Muncie.

Audra E. Miller

August 1, 2011

    Audra E. Miller, 88, of Decatur, widow of Rev. Fuhrman Miller, died today in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

S. Sue Snyder

August 1, 2011

    S. Sue Snyder, 74, of Berne, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    She was born to Ivan and Maude Montgomery.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Kendra Bauman of Berne, and a son, Clay Snyder of Berne.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with private burial at Gravel Hill Cemetery, rural Bryant. Visiting hours are 1-3 p.m. today.

July 29th

Glenn R. Griner

July 29, 2011

    Glenn R. "Butch" Griner, 64, of rural Rockford, Ohio, died Wednesday at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.
    He was born on May 2, 1947, in St. Marys, Ohio, to Walter and Beatrice Huston Griner, who are deceased.
    On May 30, 1966, he married Jane Harris, who lives in Rockford.

July 27th

Karen S. Piper

July 27, 2011

    Karen Sue Piper, 64, of Celina, Ohio, died at 2:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
    She was born on February 24, 1947, in Celina to Robert and Marceta E. Detrick McCullough, who are deceased.
    On June 26, 1966, she married Ronald "Butch" Piper of Celina, who survives; they were married for 45 years.

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