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September 23rd, 2014

John ‘Randy’ Everett

September 23, 2014

    John “Randy” Everett, 64, Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Lexington, Ky. Jan. 8, 1950, to the late Donald C. and Wilma (Bailey) Everett. On Nov. 15, 1975, he married Nan K. Mankey.
    He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was a graduate of Sam’s Electrical Institute. Randy was the systems engineering manager for 27 years at Thunderbird Products before retiring in June of 2014.

Irene Kay Myers

September 23, 2014

    Irene Kay Myers, 87, Monroeville, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday, April 23, 1927, to the late Roy H. and Catherine T. (Marquart) Andress. She married Ralph J. “Buck” Myers June 20, 1948; he preceded her in death Oct. 12, 2012.

September 22nd

John Everett

September 22, 2014

    John “Randy” Everett, 64, Decatur, died Sunday. Arrangements are pening at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Gerald G. Knittle

September 22, 2014

    Gerald “Jerry” G. Knittle, 35, Decatur, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Jerry was born in Decatur Dec. 12, 1978, to Gerald D. and Bonnie L. (Whittenbarger) Knittle.
    Among survivors are his parents, Gerald and Bonnie Knittle of Decatur; and numerous aunts and uncles and their families.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, with Pastor Carol Tumbleson Evans officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.

Ruth E. Crosby

September 22, 2014

    Ruth E. Crosby, 84, of Decatur, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Fort Wayne Thursday, April 10, 1930, to the late Walter F. David and Dora M. (Hanke) David. She married Charles F. Crosby in Fort Wayne April 18, 1953; he survives.
    Ruth was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling and a longtime member of the choir. She retired in 1990 from Central Soya after 25 years of service.

September 19th

Daniel May Jr.

September 19, 2014

    Daniel May Jr., 61, Berne, died at 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Jay County Sunday, April 19, 1953, to Daniel and Marjorie May. 
    Daniel worked at Smith Brothers of Berne for 41 years. He was a graduate of South Adams High School and enjoyed watching movies, sports and listening to music.

Howard F. Steiner

September 19, 2014

    Howard F. Steiner, 90,  Berne, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community. He was born in Adams County Oct. 20, 1923, to the late Homer and Magealena (Zurcher) Steiner. On November 19, 1949, he married Roselle Haines and after 54 years together she passed away on Dec.12, 2003.
    He was a self-employed farmer and worked at Berne Furniture for 25 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1945- 47.

September 18th

Howard Steiner

September 18, 2014

    Howard Steiner, 90, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Betty Bixler

September 18, 2014

    Betty Bixler, 90, Geneva, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Woodcrest in Decatur. 
    She was born in Huntington, Oct. 26, 1923, to the late Marion O. and Mildred Smith. She married Herman J. Bixler on Nov. 30, 1947, in Geneva; he preceded her in death.

Thomas H. Carpenter

September 18, 2014

    Thomas H. Carpenter, 70, Decatur, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born to Juanita (Hitchcock) Carpenter on July 19, 1944. He married his wife of 51 years, Diane F. (Black)  Carpenter, March 29, 1963; she survives.
    Thomas was a 1963 graduate of Decatur High School. He was employed by Decatur Casting and retired after 38 years of service.

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