Archive - Obituary
May 2nd, 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, 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.
Ronette E. Roe, 54, of Decatur, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Ronald D. and Barbara McBride Roe. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Decatur.
She was a 1976 graduate of Adams Central High School and attended Decatur Church of God.
Darrell E. Ross, 61, of Decatur, died today at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Jack E. Ross, 73, of Decatur, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne.
He was born on October 18, 1936, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Zeke and Nadine (Wear) Ross.
He married Kay Grubb on June 27, 1959.
Wayne Derrickson, 89, of Geneva, died Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Freddie M. Callow, 76, of Decatur, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 15, 1935, in Speedwell, Tennessee, to McKinley and Cora Tinnell Marsee.
She married William D. Callow on May 29, 1954; he passed away on October 2, 2003.
She was employed by the Schafer Co. in Decatur from 1967 to 1996.
Charles W. Small, 76, of Convoy, Ohio, died Wednesday in Van Wert In-Patient Hospice at Van Wert, Ohio.
He was born to Wilbur and Mildred Elmmon Small
Among survivors are three sons, Brad and Chris Small of Convoy and Greg Small of Monroeville, Ohio; a sister; and a brother, Joe Small of Monroeville, Indiana.
Betty J. Tinkham, 85, of Decatur, died at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital following surgical complications.
She was born on August 30, 1925, in Hoagland to Rufus and Hester Young Werst.
She married Melvin H. Tinkham; he preceded her in death in 2001.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Esther N. Augsburger, 95, of Berne, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011, in Swiss Village Retirement Community of Berne.
She was born on September 16, 1915, in Geneva to Gee R. and Edith M. Edgar Greene.
Mrs. Augsburger was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools and with Geneva schools. She retired in 1978 after 42 years of service.