Archive - Obituary
November 12th, 2014
Joyce M Chaffins, 54, Bluffton, died at 10:30 p.m Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Among survivors are her husband, Ken Chaffins of Bluffton; son, Wesley Chaffins of Bluffton; daughter, Emily M. (Chad) Houser of Bluffton; grandchild, Chase Houser of Bluffton; four brothers, Tom Hirschy of Bryant; Dave Hirschy of Geneva; Ron (Sandy) Hirschy of Decatur; and Derryl (Teresa) Hirschy of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.
Phyllis P. Doescher, 97, Bluffton, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
Among survivors are a daughter, Susanne Rettig of Crown Point; son, David (Jeanine) Doescher of Munster; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
A family funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Ave., Hammond with Pastor Art Burkman officiating.
Pearl A. Lybarger, 100, Geneva, died Friday, Nov. 07, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Among survivors are four daughters Gloria Farlow of Fort Wayne; Carolyn Sue Murphy of Bryant; Mary (Glen) Hiss of Spokane, Wash.; Lee Ann (David) Wolfe of Germantown, M.D.; one Sister, Mary Gillespe of Cincinnati; 14 Grandchildren, 30 Great-Grandchildren; and 38 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
James L. Martin, 79, Decatur, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Van Wert County Feb. 5, 1935, to the late Charlie and Mildred V. (Troutner) Martin. On July 29, 1967, he married Helen P. Dettrow.
He was a member of the Decatur Lighthouse Assembly of God. He worked as a mechanic for over 30 years with Indiana Michigan Power Company, retiring in 1987.
Helen A. Rydell, 90, Decatur, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at her residence.
Helen was born in Casey, Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1924, to the late Ira E. and Lulu M. (Kistler) Hiscocks. She married the late E. Eugene Rydell May 20, 1945, in Los Angeles, Calif. and he passed away on Nov. 23, 2008.
Pearl A. Lybarger, 100, Geneva, died Friday, Nov 7, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
Catherine R. Warren-Crowl, 90, Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. She was born in Monroeville Nov. 3, 1924, to the late Don and Ethel Sheets.
She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and retired in 1986 from Fort Wayne National Bank as the Waynedale branch manager after several years of service.
Sharon Lampy, 68, Berne, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are her daughter, Lannette (Rob) Love of Berne; sons, Lyle Lampy of Ohio, Lonnie Lampy of Rockford, Ohio, and Leroy Lampy of Ohio; and nine grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or funeral service.
Arrangements are being handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
Russell D. Stonesifer, 94, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Decatur, IN, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Albuquerque. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 27, 1920, to the late Robert and Edith (Williams) Stonesifer. On May 27, 1945, he married Dolores A. Reiter; she died on Sept. 24, 2010.
Joyce V. Smitley, 83, Geneva, died Sunday, Nov. 02, 2014.
Among survivors are his wife, Rose Ann Smitley of Geneva; one son, Stanley (Cathy) Smitley of Monroe; three daughters, Dianna Morningstar of Berne; Katrina Smitley of Clearwater, Fla.; and Tammy (Dean) Hummel of Berne; one brother, Darrol (Phyllis) Smitley of Geneva; one sister, Margie Andrews of Angola; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.