Archive - Obituary
January 7th, 2014
Lavon J. Wulliman, 93, Berne passed away January 3, 2014 at Swiss Village. She was born to Wilbur and Della (Neuenschwander) Lehman on December 18, 1921 in Adams County. She married Charles Wulliman on February 4, 1941.
She was a member of the First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School, taught vacation Bible School, member of the Ladies sextet, member of the Mennonite Choral society, and sang in the annual Messiah for over 50 years. She also worked at the Berne Casual Ladies Shop.
Elizabeth P. “Pat” Gass, 79, Decatur, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
Pat was born March 3, 1934, in Adams County, daughter of the late Clifford J. and Opal M. (Cook) Hess.
She married John S. (Steve) Gass Sept. 1, 1956; he preceded her in death July 18, 1997.
Pat was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She was part owner of E.F. Gass Ladies Wear in Decatur.
Robert E. Lovellette, 80, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
He was born Sunday, July 23, 1933, in Decatur, the son of the late Harry D. and Pearl M. (Fuelling) Lovellette.
He married Ruby J. James Dec. 17, 1955, in Willshire, Ohio; she passed away June 30, 2004.
Robert served his country in the United States Navy from 1952-1956.
Elizabeth "Pat" Gass, 79, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Vivian F. Sprunger, 90, Berne, died Dec. 30, 2013, at Swiss Village.
She is survived by two daughters, Myrna (Ladd) Wheeler of Crofton, Md. and Betty Sprunger of Peru; two sons, Ted (Jan) Sprunger of Fort Wayne and Bob (Sara) Sprunger; and a sister, Marjorie DeArmond of Berne.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Swiss Village Chapel with Pastor Max Haines officiating.
Burial is in the M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne.
Kathryn R. Strickler, 95, Decatur, died at her residence Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
Kathryn was born in Geneva, daughter of the late Elmer and Opal (Cole) Pyle. She married Paul E. Strickler Sept. 2, 1940; he preceded her in death Dec. 31, 2010.
Reuben R. Wickey, 78, Monroe, passed away Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Geneva, the son of the late David D. and Rosa (Schwartz) Wickey. He married Effie May Brandenberger Feb. 20, 1958; she survives.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and was a carpenter and woodworker.
December 30th, 2013
Sandra J. (Blume) Allisbaugh, 53, Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital.
She was born Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1960, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Edward A. Blume and the late Patricia A. (Byrd) Agler.
Sandra served her country in the United States Army.
She attended Broadway Christian Church in Fort Wayne where she was an active volunteer. She also attended Jubilee Ministries through LOVE, Inc. in Decatur.
Josephine E. Baker, 94, Berne, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Chalet Village in Berne.
Arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.