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Wanita Cable

August 19, 2014

    Wanita Cable, 85, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Delbert and Catherine (Banning) Thatcher.
    She married the late Norbert D. Cable Sept. 29, 1946, in Monmouth; he passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
    Wanita had worked at Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe for 26 years.

Helen Pauline Shinabery

August 19, 2014

    Helen Pauline Shinabery, 93, Rockford, Ohio, died at 10:30 p.m., Saturday at VanCrest Health Care Center, Van Wert.
    She was born July 29, 1921, in Ohio City to the late Peter W. and Loretta Louetta (Rayer) Wiseman.
    On Oct. 17, 1941, she married Darlene M. Shinabery; he preceded her in death Dec.17, 1993.

Wanita Cable

August 18, 2014

    Wanita Cable, 85, Decatur, died Saturday at  Adams Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Mary Lucille Birdsall

August 18, 2014

    Mary Lucille (Mary Lou) Birdsall, 85, Berne, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
    Among survivors are four children, Connie (Neil) Potter of Berne; Douglas (Jeanie) Birdsall of South Hamilton, Mass.; Brent (Sadie) Birdsall of Burnsville, Minn.; and Brian (Cathy) Birdsall of New York City.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swiss Village Chapel, with her sons officiating. Burial will be at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington, with graveside services at 1:30 p.m.

Marie L. Bradtmueller

August 18, 2014

    Marie L. Bradtmueller, 81, Hoagland, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Ossian Health Care Center.
    She married the late Wilbert Bradtmueller Oct. 10, 1953, in Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim; he passed away on Oct. 27, 2004.

Keith Hofstetter

August 18, 2014

    Keith Hofstetter, 88, Berne, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are his wife, Jane Hofstetter of Berne; daughter, Karen Burke of Bluffton; sons, Kevin (Rhonda) Hofstetter of Melbourne, Fla. and Rod (Tammi) Hofstetter of Tipton; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Swiss Village Retirement Center, with Pastor Chris Thurow officiating. Internment will follow in West Lawn Cemetery, Geneva.

Jessica A. Lehman

August 18, 2014

    Jessica A. Lehman, 29, Berne, passed away Aug. 15, 2014, at her residence.
    Survivors include her parents, Jim and Bertie Lehman; sisters, Krista M. (Keith) Brunstrup of Monroe and Melissa R. (Justin) Gillette of Goshen; and brother, Hunter J. Lehman at home.
    Funeral services were held this morning at First Mennonite Church, Berne. Officiating were Rev. Jerry Flueckiger and Rev. Anita Rediger. Burial was in MRE Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials to the Agape Respite Care, Berne

Steven N. Schwartz

August 18, 2014

    Steven N. Schwartz, infant son of Noah M.R. and Adeline E.L. Schwartz of Monroe, was stillborn Friday.
    Surviving in addition to the parents are four brothers, Mervin, David, Kenneth and Matthew; and two sisters, Miriam and Lorene, all at home. Also surviving are grandparents Elmer D. and Emma Schwartz of Monroe and Melvin F. and Rebecca Schwartz of Geneva.
    Burial was in Winchester Cemetery.

Mary Lou Birdsall

August 15, 2014

    Mary Lou Birdsall, 85, Berne, died Thursday at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Berniece A. Hackman

August 15, 2014

    Berniece A. Hackman, 86, Decatur, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Decatur Jan. 8, 1928, to the late John A. and Mary A. (Bernard) Kintz.
    On May 28, 1949 she married Anselm B. (Jack) Hackman; he preceded her in death Oct. 20, 2013.
    Berniece was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. She had worked for Monmouth Elementary as a teacher’s aide.

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