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March 21st, 2011

Max E. Elzey

March 21, 2011

    Max E. Elzey, 72, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his residence.
    He was born on May 27, 1938, to Vilas and Florine (Bunner) Elzey.
    He married Dianne K. Fulton on November 27, 1958.

Robert C. Enterline Sr.

March 21, 2011

    Robert C. Enterline Sr., 73, a resident of Decatur for 12 years, died at 7:05 a.m. last Tuesday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
    He was born on October 15, 1937 in Fort Wayne to Charles H. and Mildred B. Baughman Enterline.
    He married Lorraine Katie Mahiai Hookano on April 5, 1958 in Hawaii and she survives.

Juanita Emberlin

March 21, 2011

    Juanita Emberlin, 88, of Berne, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born to Odie and Doris Woods Murrell.
    Among survivors are A daughter, Joyce Ratliff of Fort Wayne, and A son, Donald Emberlin of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
    A private family funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.

Janice E. Miller

March 21, 2011

    Janice E. Miller, 62, of Geneva, diedMarch 17 in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Wabash Township of Adams County on December 13, 1948n to Darrol and Phyllis Smitley, who live in Geneva.
    Other survivors are her husband, David A. Miller; a son, Scott A. Miller of Camby, Indiana; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Carol) Tonak of Berne; and a brother, Rodney Smitley of Glendale, Missouri.

Elizabeth M. Reiners

March 21, 2011

    Elizabeth M. "Beth" Reiners, 80, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Enos R. Schwartz

March 21, 2011

    Enos R. Schwartz, 33, of rural Monroe, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on April 25, 1977, in Adams County to Amos R. and Maryann G. (Schwartz) Schwartz.

Chalmer R. Sorgen

March 21, 2011

    Chalmer R. Sorgen, 90, of Berne, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born to Carl and Firsta Feasby Sorgen.
    Surviving are a sister, Arleda M. Sorgen of Berne, and two nieces, Sally Stucky of Fort Wayne and Mari J. Muselman of Phoenix, Arizona.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Mary Alice Whitright

March 21, 2011

    Mary Alice Whitright, 88, of Decatur, passed away at 8:08 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born November 29, 1922, in Adams County to John A. and Mary (Bernard) Kintz.
    She married Harold E. “Beany” Whitright on July 12, 1943; he passed away on October 1, 1991.

March 18th

Donald C. Barkley

March 18, 2011

    Donald C. Barkley, 81, of Decatur, died at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital after an illness lasting one year.
    He was born on January 14, 1930, in Allen County to Alpha M. and Florence A. Foust Barkley.
    He married Linda L. Smalley on October 24, 1958, in rural Berne; she survives.
    He retired as an auto salesman for Morningstar Auto Sales in Decatur following many years of service. He was  a member of Mt. Zion United Brethren Church.

Ivan Nevil

March 18, 2011

    Ivan Nevil, 72, of Geneva, who once served as Indiana's State Fire Marshall, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on Friday, March 3, 1939, in Geneva to Roy and Emma Jane Jack Nevil.
    Mr. Nevil was a 1957 Geneva High School graduate and attended Ball State University at Muncie.

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