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February 19th, 2014

Diane L. Emenhiser

February 19, 2014

    Diane L. Emenhiser, 69, Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at her residence.
    She was born April 16, 1944, in Adams County, to Loretta E. McNeal and the late Thomas L. McNeal.
    Diane married Larry W. Emenhiser Oct. 6, 1962; he survives.
    She was a homemaker, a waitress at 3 Kings and a retired dietician from Lutheran Hospital.

February 18th

Michael E. Bohrer

February 18, 2014

    Michael E. Bohrer, 60, Monroeville, passed away at 11:46 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence, following a period of failing health.
    He was born Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1953, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Edward Bohrer and Freda V. (Hughes) Smith; who survives. He married Vicki Adams; she passed away Sept. 2, 2013, in Texas.

Donald R. Worley

February 18, 2014

    Donald R. Worley, 74, South Whitley, passed away at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
    He was born March 17, 1939, in Illinois, the son of the late Marion and Viola (Andre) Worley. He married the late Wanda Lee Brunner March 1, 1966, in Warsaw.

February 17th

Larry J. Agler

February 17, 2014

    Larry J. Agler, 68, Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence.
    He married Bonnie Miller Sept. 23, 1965, in Middle Point, Ohio.
    Larry retired from Dolco Packaging in Decatur.
    Surviving are three children, Larry "Jay" (Julia) Agler, Vicky (Craig) Kiracofe and Amy(Chad) Adams, all of Van Wert.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory in Van Wert.

Kevin R. Huse

February 17, 2014

    Kevin R. Huse, 59, Decatur, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence.
    Surviving are his wife, Lisa Huse of Decatur; two sons, Jared (Courtney) Huse of Van Wert, Ohio, and Matthew Huse of Seville, Ohio; a daughter, Mandy (Preston) Proffitt of Van Wert; a step-daughter, Natalie (Ben) Girod of Decatur; a step-son, Kyle McIntyre of Decatur; father, Floyd Huse of Van Wert; and a brother, Rodney (Anita) Huse of Janesville, Wis.

February 14th

Annie A. Eicher

February 14, 2014

    Annie A. Eicher, 86, Berne, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 12, 2014, at her residence.

Robert L. Sipe

February 14, 2014

    Robert L. Sipe, 87, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 7:53 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
    Robert was born Monday, June 14, 1926, in Adams County, the son of the late Harvey L. and Mary M. (Kelly) Sipe. He married Alice L. Gilpin April 9, 1944, in Decatur; she survives.
    Robert was a member of the Eureka Lodge 592, Ohio City Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Adams County Amateur Radio Club.

February 13th

Charles L. Ritter

February 13, 2014

    Charles “Chuck” L. Ritter, 55, Ossian, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Chuck was born Aug. 26, 1958, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Robert S. and Beverly D. (Hientzelman) Ritter.
    He married Nancy S. Sutorius in Yoder June 12, 1993; she survives. 
    Chuck worked at Fleetwood in Decatur for 15 years, and later worked for Trusted Manufacturing in Ossian. 

Wilma L. Smith

February 13, 2014

    Wilma Louisa Smith, 87, Berne, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She married the late Carl E. Smith Nov. 14, 1945.
    Survivors include a son, Wayne (Dawn) Smith of Berne; a daughter, Margaret (Dr. Merle) Gibson of Vandalia, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith.
    Per her request, there will be no visitation or graveside service.
    Burial is in Ehrstine Cemetery in Trotwood, Ohio.

February 12th

Harry M. Bowers

February 12, 2014

    Harry Martin Bowers, 94, Decatur, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Harry was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Kirkland Township, to the late Charles R. and Frieda (Ehlerding) Bowers.
    He married Virgene L. Bieberich March 18, 1941; she preceded him in death Nov. 23, 2008.

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