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December 8th

Debra A. Carpenter

December 8, 2014

    Debra A. (Baker) Carpenter, 60, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her residence.
    She was born in Decatur Oct. 19, 1954, to the late Arthur J. and Agnes E. (Street) Baker. On Sept. 21, 2002, she married Jack L. Carpenter; he died Sept. 11, 2005.
    She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She previously had worked at Fleetwood.

Robert J. Meyer

December 8, 2014

    Robert J.  “Boober” Meyer, 79, Decatur, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Decatur March 29, 1935, to the late Leonard and Margaret (Lichtle) Meyer. On May 18, 1963, he married his wife of 51 years, Marilyn S. Murphy; she survives.
  He was an excellent husband, father and caregiver.

Charles E. Hamrick

December 8, 2014

    Charles E. Hamrick, 89, Decatur, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
    He was born in Adams County Monday, Jan. 26, 1925, to the late Samuel L. and Nora (Frank) Hamrick. He married Ethel M. Hamrick Sept. 1, 1952; she preceded him in death May 26, 2012.

December 4th

Dawn E. Thomas

December 4, 2014

    Dawn E. Thomas, 49, Decatur, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
    Among survivors are her two sons, Tyler Ellenberger of Ohio City, Ohio; and Ethan Ellenberger of Decatur; a daughter, Kayli Ellenberger of Portland;  companion, Paul Ray Marshall of Decatur; six sisters, Dianna (Duane) Ehlerding of Decatur; Donna (Larry) Bender of Convoy, Ohio; Doris Lautzenheiser of Decatur; Deborah (Doug) Schmit of Geneva; Lory (Garry) Wilson of Decatur; and Denise (Doug) Beahrs of Decatur; and granddaughter, Kinlee Ellenberger.

December 3rd

Mary Ellen Kortenber

December 3, 2014

    Mary Ellen Kortenber, 88, Decatur, returned to her heavenly Father Monday, Dec.1, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born at the family home on John St. in Decatur Nov. 25, 1926, the eldest daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Hazel Leora (Tumbleson) Kortenber.

December 2nd

Nicholas M. Crickmore

December 2, 2014

    Nicholas “Big Nick” Maurice Crickmore, 64, Decatur, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at his residence. Nick was born in Allen County July 13, 1950, to the late Kenneth and Wanda (Mitchell) Crickmore. On Sept. 8, 2007, he married Sarah E. Newby Longsworth; She survives.

Hazel A. Foor

December 2, 2014

    Hazel A. Foor, 101, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest. She was born in Allen County Dec. 5, 1912, to the late Lafayette and Mary (Gable) Fry. On Dec. 16, 1933, she married Wilbur W. Foor; he preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1992.

Genoveva H. Garcia

December 2, 2014

    Genoveva Hernandez Garcia, 77, Decatur, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born in Mexico Feb. 3, 1937, to Jesus Hernandez-Villanueva and Maria Concepcion Arriza-Mata. On Sept. 26, 1954, she married Arnulfo V. Garcia. He preceded her in death Jan. 13, 2014.
    Garcia was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and a homemaker. Arnulfo and Genoveva co-owned and operated La Gloria Mexican store on Elm St. in Decatur for 15 years.

Mary E. Kortenber

December 2, 2014

    Mary E. Kortenber, 88, Decatur, died Monday. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Paul A. Phillips

December 2, 2014

    Paul A. Phillips, 44, Decatur, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital. Paul was born in Huntington May 14, 1970, to the late Thomas E. and Carol A. (Craig) Phillips. He married Susan A. Bentz June 2, 2001; she survives.
    Paul attended The Bridge Community Church. He was employed at McDonald’s in Decatur.

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