Archive - Obituary
March 4th, 2011
Thelma E. Bell, 83, of Willshire, Ohio, died Thursday at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Frances "Betty" Sprunger, 90, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Fred and Mary Teeple Myers.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Marion (Alice) Krehbiel of Pretty Prairie, Kansas, and five sons: Judson, Jay, and Clifton Sprunger of Berne; Arnie Sprunger of St. Louis, Missouri; and Douglas Sprunger of Muncie.
Esther Erxleben, 89, of Decatur, died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on August 6, 1921, in Adams County to Fred and Lizzie Meier Bulmahn.
She married Lorenz Erxleben on May 2, 1943, in St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen; he passed away on August 17, 1986.
Lucille K. Sprunger, 96, of Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born to Henry and Cassie Schindler Winteregg.
Surviving are two daughters: Roxanne Leichty of Newport News, Virginia and Mrs. Ted (Lana) Schwartz of Berne; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Max E. Andrews, 78, of Placentia, California, a former Decatur resident, went to be with his Lord and Savior on the 27th of February.
He was born on August 7, 1932, to True "Tabby" and Elsie Andrews.
He was a petty officer and gunner's mate in the U.S. Navy and retired from International Harvester with more than 30 years of service.
His hobbies were reading and politics. After moving to California, he and his wife enjoyed watching the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bernice Eileen Mathys Bransteter, 88, a resident of the Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne, passed away at 8:07 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Swiss Village.
Bernice was born on January 10, 1923, in Geneva, the daughter of Clinton and Jessie (Runkel) Mathys, both deceased.
Bernice was a member of First United Methodist Church in Geneva.
She was a retired employee of the C.T.S. Corporation in Berne with 20 years of service, eight of those years as a lead lady.
Peggy L. Fortney, 78, of rural Convoy, Ohio, died on Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital,
She was born to Cyrus and Lula Roberts Cranor.
Among survivors are her husband, Harold B. Fortney; one daughter, Mrs. Ed (Ilona) Welker of Convoy; and two sons: Jody Fortney of Ashland, Ohio and Michael Fortney of Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church of rural Convoy, with burial in IOOF Cemetery at Convoy.
LeOrace D. "Lee" Neuenschwander, 82, formerly of Geneva, died Saturday in Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
He was born in Adams County on February 6, 1929, to Joel M. and Cora Winteregg Neuenschwander.
Among survivors are his wife, Betty; one son, Richard "Rick" Neuenschwander of Berne; and three daughters, Mrs. Ron (Kathie) Patterson of Berne, Mrs. Jeff (Carole) Billington of Bryant, and Mrs. Arne (Lori) Liechty of Berne.
Barbara E. Flynn, 60, of Galva, Illinois, died Monday at home.
She was born to Milan and Evelyn Moore.
Among survivors are her husband, Jesse Flynn; two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Tammy) Moss of Rock Vail, Tennessee, and Nicole Jackson of Fordyce, Arkansas; and three sons, Larry Warnack of Decatur, James M. Kelly II of Fort Wayne, and William A. Kelly of Galva.
There is no funeral service or visitation. The body was cremated.
Treva M. Ruble, 95, of Decatur, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
She was born on July 25, 1915, in Monroeville to Ralph A. and Huldah F. Marquardt Barkley.
She married Romey R. Ruble on July 23, 1932, in Decatur; he passed away on January 6, 1988, after 56 years of marriage.
Treva was a homemaker and, at age 73, began employment at The Hope Chest and also at the Adams County Council on Aging, both in Decatur.