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May 13th, 2011

Olive M. Morrison

May 13, 2011

    Olive M. Morrison, 86, of New Haven, a former longtime Decatur resident, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday in the residence of granddaughter Dana Morrison in New Haven, where she had lived for the past year.
    She was born in Willshire Township of Van Wert County, Ohio.
    She married Charles W. Morrison on May 12, 1943, in Wren, Ohio; passed away in December of 1996.
    She worked at the former General Electric Co. plant in Decatur during World War II and was a homemaker most of her life.

May 12th

Richard G. Brown

May 12, 2011

    Richard G. Brown, 62, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Marion, Indiana, on May 17, 1948, to Harry G. Brown Jr. and Margaret M. (Hix) Brown, who are deceased.
    On March 23, 1981, he married Sharon M. Springer.
    Richard served in the United States Air Force and retired from Central Soya in Decatur.

May 11th

Richard G. Brown

May 11, 2011

    Richard G. Brown, 62, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur.

Lila M. Hersberger

May 11, 2011

    Lila Mae Hersberger, 83, of Ridgeville, passed away at 11:04 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, while in the company of family members at her residence.
    Lila was born in Bisbee, Arizona, on September 17, 1927, a daughter of Myrtle Frazier Hodges and Wendell T. Hodges.
    She was a member of Bearcreek Friends Church at Ridgeville.

Alice R. Journay

May 11, 2011

    Alice R. Journay, 90, of Berne, died there on Monday.
    She was born in Adams County on January 5, 1921, to James T. and Dessie Ludy Bailey.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. James (Brenda) Garber and Angelia Journay of Berne, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Chloe) Davidson of Geneva and Mrs. LaVerne (Martha) Miller of Monroe.

Helen M. Keller

May 11, 2011

    Helen M, Keller, 92, of Berne, died Tuesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born in Berne on November 21, 1918, to Edward and Ethel Davidson Elzey.
    Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. David (JoAnn) Gierhart of Bryant.

May 10th

Stuart A. Braun

May 10, 2011

    Stuart A. Braun, 46, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011, at his residence.
    He was born on May 26, 1964, to Richard E. and Catherine “Ann” (Gass) Braun.

Linda L. Chrisman

May 10, 2011

    Linda L. Chrisman, 62, of Berne, died on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on October 9, 1948, in Adams County to Charles and Eileen (Krick) Garwood, who are deceased.
    On November 28, 1970, she married Jeffery L. Chrisman.

Sharon E. Dague

May 10, 2011

    Sharon E. Dague, 68, of Berne, died at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday in Berne.
    She was born to Raymond and Pauline Bollenbacher Miller.
    She married Donald W. Dague; he passed away in 1992.

Gerald E. Hobbs

May 10, 2011

    Gerald E. Hobbs, 67, of Decatur, died at 6:36 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
    He married Wilma L. Carter on December 28, 1968; she survives.
    He was formerly a maintenance worker at O&R Precision in Geneva and had been attending Cornerstone Missionary Church in Decatur.

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