Archive - Obituary
November 22nd, 2013
Betty L. Pettibone, 92, Woodburn, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Pettibone of Woodburn; a daughter, Virginia L. (Tony) Smith of Walton, Ky.; a son, Jeffrey W. (Connie) Chambers of Indianapolis; step-son, Gary L. (Carolyn) Pettibone of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Donna (Norval) Lehman of Berne; step-son, Michael E. (Carol) Pettibone of Decatur; step-daughter, Angela (Mark) Wiegman of Aurora, Colo.; and sister, Dorothy Blume of Sequim, Wash.
Paul J. Schaff, 49, Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born in Valdosta, Ga., to Donald and Nancy Schaff; they survive. He married Tammy Litmer on May 9, 1998; she survives.
Paul graduated from East Noble High School, Kendallville, and Purdue University, Fort Wayne. He worked on computer systems for Verizon and then Frontier.
Opal Martin, 97, Hartford City, died Nov. 18, 2013, in Phoenix, Ore. Arrangements are pending at Walker and Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Ruth A. Fox, 93, Berne, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Swiss Village.
She was born to Carl and Rachel (Hirschy) Burley Sept. 13, 1920. She married Melving Fox May 29, 1941.
She is survived by a daughter, Rita Fox of Westfield; a son, Mark Fox of Evansville; and three brothers, Robert Burley of Winona Lake, John Burley of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Lynford Burley of Berne.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Swiss Village Auditorium.
Frieda Lou 'LuLu' Springer, 64, Decatur, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She married Robert R. Springer Jan. 23, 1965; he survives. Frieda was a homemaker.
She is survived by four daughters, Robin Kincaid of Linn Grove, Donna Preston of Decatur, Sandy Smith of Berne and Tamie Cornett of Decatur; a son, Robert R. 'Bobby' (Jennie) Springer II of Decatur; three sisters; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Grace E. Anderson departed from this life Nov. 17, 2013. She was born to Royal and Charlotte (Cook) Eibling in Paulding Counting, Ohio July 13, 1919. Grace married John W. Anderson in February 1941 and was his help mate all of her life.
Arthur D. Beeler, 93, of Decatur died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Mildred E. Hostetler, 94, North Canton, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Montgomery Care Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
She was born April 29, 1919, to the late Harley and Catherine (Scheetz) Lower in Coshocton County, Ohio. She married the late Rudie A. Hostetler May 29, 1940; ho died June 19, 1996.
Norma A. Bedwell, 87, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 7, 1926, in Decatur to the late Delmer Clyde and Mary Ruth (Worden) McClure. On September 4, 1948, she married Wm. Wade Bedwell; he survives in Sarasota.
Norma was a homemaker and was an avid bowler.
Vivian C. (Gresley) Hisner, 91, died at 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville. Born on March 15, 1922, in the family home in rural Hoagland, she was the daughter of Charles H. and Ida Ruth (Barfell) Gresley.