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Dolores J. Tschannen, 81, of Decatur, passed away at 8:37 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on November 16, 1930, in Adams County, to the late Chalmer K. and Melvena M. (Smitley) Sheets.
She married Homer B. Tschannen on April 9, 1950. He passed away on August 8, 1978.
Dolores was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, where she also was a member of the United Methodist Women, Work and Win Sunday School, and served as Chair of the Pastor Parish Committee. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed babysitting.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Leonard) Schwartz, of Berne; Barbara (Paul) Brown,of Decatur; and Rebecca (Jim) Cochran, of Decatur; two brothers, Max Sheets, of Lima, Ohio, and Lester Sheets, of Monroe; two sisters, Mary (Bill) McCarty, of Cutler, Ind, and Carolyn (Richard) Marbaugh, of Decatur; five grandchildren, Benjamin (Samantha) Fawbush; Megan Fawbush; Jennifer (Marcus) Geers; Kristen Cochran; and Brittany Cochran; two adopted grandchildren, Charles Seip and Lucie (Bob) Ordway; and two great-grandchildren, Kolten and Ryne Fawbush.
She was preceded in death by her adopted daughter, Lupe Seip; a brother, Jay Sheets; five sisters, Josephine Weldy; Betty Overholser; Esther Peterson; Sally McDonough; and Faye Ann Sheets.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Ed Karges officiating.
Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery.