Archive - Obituary
October 6th, 2014
Magdalene E. Butcher, 101, Decatur, died Friday, Oct.3, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born in Adams County Jan. 3, 1913, to the late John Henry and Ida (Egly) Borne. On Aug. 8, 1935, she married Robert C. Butcher; he preceded her in death Oct.7, 1998.
She was a member a St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, the Faith Circle and the Historical Club.
Roderick Edwin Farmer, 72, Rockford, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
Surviving are his second wife, Yvonne Beeks; one daughter and two step-sons: Anita Renee (Kevin) Morton of Rockford, Ohio; Dave (Kazumi) Grimm of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jon Grimm of Nampa, Idaho. A brother, John (Judy) Farmer of Rockford, also survives, along with five grandchildren.
Magdalene E. Butcher, 101, Decatur, died Friday. Arrangements are pending Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Richard J. “Smitty” Schmit, 65, Geneva, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.
Dixie E. Hurst, 74, Decatur, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at her residence.
She was born in Decatur Tuesday, May 14, 1940, to the late Joe and Mae (Blount) Garner. She married Robert L. Hurst May 16, 1958, in Pleasant Mills; he passed away Sept. 21, 2009.
Dixie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Dixie Hurst, 74, Pleasant Mills, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Roger Bentz, 93, Berne, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne.
He was born March 10, 1921, in Adams County to the late Charles and Cora Yake Bentz. He married the late E. Jane Liechty on Dec. 17, 1943.
Barry Kent Ellis, 71, Fort Wayne, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family. He was born on Sept. 18, 1943, in Paulding, Ohio.
Barry grew up in Decatur, where he fell in love with his wife, RuthAnn Soliday. He was a member of Sonrise United Methodist Church. Barry was passionate about the Eagle Marsh Preserve and owned his own financial planning and accounting company.
He loved to fish and was an avid stamp collector.
Henrietta H. Augsburger, 92, Berne, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are three daughters, Anita (Thomas) Wardell of Suffield, Conn.; Susan Augsburger of Fort Wayne; and Karen (Michael)Campbell of Mackinaw, Mich.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Swiss Village Chapel, with Pastor Mike Wertenberger officiating. Burial is at a later date.
Arrangements were made by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Alice M. Baumgartner, 96, Berne, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Swiss Village. She was born on May 20, 1918, in Adams County to the late Joseph and Viola (Beitler) Baumgartner. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Otto Smith Jr., and her second husband, Merle E. Burkhead.
Alice was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and Pleasant Dale Women’s Fellowship. She was a waitress and homemaker.