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May 20th, 2011

Ted Swoveland

May 20, 2011

    Ted Swoveland, 75, of Berne, died Thursday in Chalet Village Nursing Home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

May 19th

Veda L. Edlund

May 19, 2011

    Veda L. Edlund, 87, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
    Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota; lived most of her married life in Michigan; and moved to Indiana after the death of her husband in 1973.
    She was a homemaker and educator.
    While in Fort Wayne, she worked for 10 years with the Brookside-Parkerdale Association neighborhood watch.

R. Madeleine Houk

May 19, 2011

    Mrs. R. Madeleine Youse Houk, 93, of Decatur, died on May 17, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on August 22, 1917, in Monroeville to Dwight and Olga Brown Youse of Hoagland, where she was reared and educated.
    She married Robert C. Houk on July 21, 1943; he passed away in May of 1999.

Norman V. Miller

May 19, 2011

    Norman V. Miller, 72, of Decatur, died Wednesday in St. Joseph Hospital at Fort Wayne.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Richard A. Roudebush

May 19, 2011

    Richard A. Roudebush, 65, of Decatur, died Wednesday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
     Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

May 18th

Rhonda E. Higginbotham

May 18, 2011

    The obituary notice in Tuesday's edition incorrectly listed the wrong middle initial for Rhonda E. Higginbotham, 51, of Fort Wayne, who died on Sunday.

R. Madeleine Houk

May 18, 2011

    R. Madeleine Youse Houk, 93, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Charles F. Schelsky Jr.

May 18, 2011

    Charles F. "Chuck" Schelsky Jr., 75, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, died at home on May 11.
    He was born to Charles F. Schelsky Sr. and Dorothy Poor-Schelsky.
    Among survivors are his wife, the former Janice Kreischer of Decatur, and two daughters, Mrs. Chris (Shelli) Shoaf of Decatur and Mrs. Brian (Tammy) Huckaby.
    Funeral services were held Sunday in Stillwater.

May 17th

Maxine M. Beery

May 17, 2011

    Maxine Mae Beery, 90, of Decatur, died at 9:55 p.m. Sunday at her residence.
    She was born on February 12, 1921, in Fort Wayne to Earl and Inez Summers Smitley.
    She married Lewis E. Beery, who preceded her on death on March 8, 1998.

Rhonda F. Higginbotham

May 17, 2011

    Rhonda F. Higginbotham, 51, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Sunday in New Haven Care and Rehabilitation.
    She was born to James and Janice Gray Imel.
    Among survivors are her father, of Middletown, Indiana; her husband, Howard D. Higginbotham of Fort Wayne; and three daughters,Amy Higginbotham of Decatur and Mrs. Matt (Elizabeth) Wolber and Mrs. Eduardo (Melissa) Martinez of Fort Wayne.

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