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December 27th

Robert F. Plummer

December 27, 2010

    Robert F. Plummer, 76, a resident of Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born in Defiance, Ohio.
    He married Betty L. Griggs on June 19, 1954, in Antwerp, Ohio; she passed away on August 1, 2006.

December 23rd

Norma B. Zizelman

December 23, 2010

    Norma B. Zizelman, 89, of Rockford, Ohio, died Tuesday.
    Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Marjorie) Brodbeck of Willshire, Ohio.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, in Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home at Rockford, with burial in Friends Chapel Cemetery of Rockford. Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday.

December 22nd

Alvin Hackman

December 22, 2010

    Alvin Hackman, 69, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2010, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.    
    Alvin was born on January 25, 1941, in Adams County to the late Anslem and Christine Hackman.
    On August 3, 1989, he married Kathy Patrick.
    Alvin worked for Prestress Services of rural Decatur as a truck driver and trucking supervisor and retired after 25 years of service.

William S. Gravens

December 22, 2010

    William S. “Bill” Gravens, 82, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2010, at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.
    Bill was born on August 30, 1928, in Glasgow, Kentucky, to Sanford and Ethel (Mansfield) Gravens.
    Bill retired after 27 years of service from Kroger Distribution in Fort Wayne.
    He served his country during World War II and the Korean War.

Andres V. Villegas

December 22, 2010

    Andres V. Villegas, 8, of Union City, Indiana, died Saturday in a traffic accident in Mercer County, Ohio, on the Indiana-Ohio state line road.
    He was born to Pedro Vela of Matamoros in Tamaulipas State, Mexico, and Yessica Villegas of Union City, Indiana, who survive.
    Other survivors are his twin brother, Pedro V. Villegas of Union City; one sister, Clarissa Vela of Union City; and many relatives in the Geneva area.

December 21st

Helen E. Glass

December 21, 2010

    Helen E. Glass, 87, formerly of Liberty Center in Wells County, died Sunday at Heritage Pointe Retirement Community.
    She was born to Frank and Flora L. Osborn Ware.
    Among survivors are two sons, Norman Glass of rural Berne and Ervin Glass of Fort Wayne, and one daughter, Mrs. Don (Karen) Hatch of Marion.

William S. Gravens

December 21, 2010

    William S. Gravens, 82, of Decatur, died Monday in Roudebush Medical Center at Indianapolis.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Alvin Hackman

December 21, 2010

    Alvin Hackman, 69, formerly of Decatur, died Monday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

December 20th

Melissa J. Baker

December 20, 2010

    Melissa J. “Missy” Baker, 34, of Ossian, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    She was born on December 8, 1976, in Bluffton to the late “Jack” Harrison and Dorothy (Perry) Harrison.
    She worked as a dental assistant at Decatur Dental Services.
    She enjoyed spending time with her family and attended Life Community Church.

David A. Barkley

December 20, 2010

    David Alpha Barkley, 83, of Sevierville, Tennessee, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
    He was born on August 19, 1927, in Monroeville to Alpha Barkley and Florence (Foust) Barkley.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jovetta Barkley. 
    David was the owner and operator of Barkley Tires in Wears Valley, Tennessee, and attended Valley View Baptist Church.

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