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Obituaries

Gloria L. Lydy

August 28, 2014

    Gloria L. Lydy, 91, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Ardella Hormann.
    She was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Marion Homemakers Club and was a Sunday school teacher for 30 years. She loved to read, crochet and travel with her husband.

Gwendolyn Burroughs Clay

August 27, 2014

    Gwendolyn Burroughs Clay, 88, Palm Coast, Fla. and formerly of Decatur, passed away Aug. 20, 2014.
    Born to the late Emma Burroughs Mallone, Gwendolyn retired from the Fort Wayne Township Trustees office in Allen County. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Tracy Bowman Earhart

August 27, 2014

    Tracy Bowman Earhart, 44, Bluffton, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence. She was a graduate of South Adams High School.
    Among survivors are her brothers, Michael R. Bowman of Bluffton, Anthony L. Bowman of Portland and Brian Bowman of Bremen, Ky.; and sisters, Blanda Bowman and Kelli Bowman, both of Angola, Lacy Cruz of Toledo, Ohio and Emily Bowman of Bremen.

Joan A. Parr

August 27, 2014

    Joan A. Parr, 80, Berne, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Renaissance Village Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.
    She was born June 4, 1934, to Ira John and Audrey F. (Webb) Miller. Early in her life, she was adopted by William M. McGee. On Sept. 4, 1953, she married Keith B. Parr; he preceded her in death March 19, 2009.
    Joan was a member of Bethel Brethren Church in Berne and was a homemaker.

Robert Wayne Frauhiger

August 26, 2014

    Robert Wayne “Bob” Frauhiger, 72 of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and formerly of Decatur, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence Aug. 14, 2014.
    Bob was born in Decatur Dec. 20, 1941. He was one of 11 children born to Harry R. and Berniece I. Hannie Frauhiger.
  Among survivors are seven brothers and sisters, Fred Frauhiger and Barbara Weiss of Carmel, Gary, Phil and Bill Frauhiger of Fort Wayne, Stan Frauhiger and Mary Jo Frauhiger of Decatur.

Joseph E. Shaw

August 26, 2014

    Joseph E. Shaw, 69, Decatur, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Chalet Village in Berne.
    Among survivors are his daughters, Bonnie J. Shaw and Connie J. Shaw; brothers, Bud (Sarah) Shaw, Ted (Mary) Shaw, Johnny Johnson, Bobby Johnson and Henry Johnson, all of Decatur; and sister, Mary Kahn of Bryant.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Annie M. Wickey

August 26, 2014

    Annie M. Wickey, 64, rural Berne, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Lima, Ohio.
    Among survivors are her husband, John L. Wickey; seven sons; two daughters; three brothers and four sisters.
    Funeral services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the residence (address not provided).
    Visitation is Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., also at the residence, with Marvin L Hilty officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, rural Berne.

Eunice L. Feaster

August 25, 2014

    Eunice L. Feaster, 93, Berne, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
      Among survivors are her daughters, Leota (Doug) David and Janice Wolford, both of Geneva; son, Alfred (Linda) Feaster Jr. of Berne; brother, Bernhard (Connie) Wilson, N.C.; and sisters, Mary Allendorff of Indianapolis, Beluah (Nathan) Gray of Portland, Ore. and Melva (Lester) Garcia, Ohio.

Joseph E. Shaw

August 25, 2014

    Joseph E. Shaw, 66, Berne, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Margie A. Thieme

August 25, 2014

    Margie A. Thieme, 80, Decatur, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
    She was born in Fort Wayne Saturday, Nov. 18, 1933, to the late Richard T. and Thelma G. (Spry) Fawley. She married Leo E. Thieme April 26, 1953, in Convoy, Ohio; he survives.
    Margie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aid and a former member of the American Legion Post 43 Auxiliary. She was also a former Adams County 4-H leader.

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