Archive - Obituary
September 29th, 2014
Stephan “Steve” Tennis Crum, 68, Bluffton, died at 6:33 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. Steve was born Aug. 19, 1946, to the late Tennis Jackson and Mabel Louise (Chaffin) Crum in Cookeville, Tenn. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Hiram and Sarah Chaffin.
Richard H. Schieferstein, 79, Decatur, died at 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Adams Heritage retirement community in Monroeville.
He was born on Friday, Oct. 12, 1934, in Adams County to the late Edward and Hulda L. (Rodenbeck) Schieferstein. He married the late Donna J. Minster Aug. 1, 1964, in Manistee, Mich..
Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
Stephen was a pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.
Elna C. (Schaper) Fuhrmann, 88, Hoagland, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Woodview Healthcare in Fort Wayne.
Elna was born on Friday, Feb. 26, 1926, in Allen County to the late Gerhardt and Lydia (Witte) Schaper. She married her husband of 67 years, Gerald Fuhrmann, May 31, 1947, in New Haven; he survives in Fort Wayne.
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, 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.
John “Randy” Everett, 64, Decatur, died Sunday. Arrangements are pening at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
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, 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.
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.