Archive - Obituary
August 5th, 2011
Olive M. Taylor, 85, formerly of Decatur, died on August 3, 2011, at Convoy Care Center in Convoy, Ohio.
She was born on July 26, 1926 in Granite City, Illinois, to William C. and Ruth E. (Lewis) Bilyeu.
She married B. Lee Taylor on January 29, 1944. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2002.
Olive was a graduate of the University of Louisville and a homemaker and had attended Crossroad Church in Decatur.
Julia W. Banta, 89, of Geneva, passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born on Friday, February 10, 1922, in Portland to LeFinley Hiles and Shirley Maud Teagle Farris.
Mrs. Banta was a graduate of Portland High School.
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).
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, 89, of Geneva, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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.