Obituaries

Posted on April 24, 2015

Henrietta R. Goetz, 94

Henrietta R. “Henri” Goetz passed away on April 22, 2015 at Christian Care Retirement Community, Bluffton. She was 94 years old and the wife of Edward J. Goetz for 71 years. Following cremation there will be a...

Posted on April 24, 2015

Ruth K. Rains, 87

Ruth K. Rains, 87, of Montpelier, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Bridgewater Centre in Hartford City. She was born June 19, 1927, in Delaware County. She married Roy Rains Jr. March 29, 1947; he survives in...

Posted on April 23, 2015

Earnest L. ‘Earnie’ Buchanan, 80

Earnest Lee “Earnie” Buchanan, 80, of Liberty Center, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 21, 2015, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. Born on Jan. 31, 1935, in Lee County, Va., Earnie married Mary Etheleen Grover...

Posted on April 23, 2015

Patricia J. Whaley, 88

Patricia J. Whaley, 88, of Bluffton, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 21, 2015, at her residence.  She was born March 1, 1927, in Rensselaer, to Grady Wilbanks and Helen (Hardy) Callander. She married Lawrence...

Posted on April 23, 2015

Inez M. Whinery, 94

Inez Maro Whinery, 94, of Warren, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. She was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Sampsel, Okla. She married Gene Whinery Aug. 27, 1942; he preceded her in death Oct. 24,...

Posted on April 22, 2015

Lorna B. Girod, 78

Lorna Bell Girod passed away peacefully in her home April 18, 2015, with her husband and children by her side.  She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Donald Girod, and her four children, Jeff Girod, John...

Posted on April 22, 2015

Vanessa L. Hann, 44

Vanessa Lynn Hann, 44, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 19, 2015. Born in Bluffton, Vanessa had a passion for rescuing dogs and enjoyed raising her dogs. Surviving are her husband, John W. Hann of Fort Wayne;...

Posted on April 22, 2015

Earnest L. Buchanan, 80

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Earnest L. Buchanan, 80, of Liberty Center, who died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Posted on April 22, 2015

Rose Bryan, 61

Rose Marie Bryan, 61, of Geneva and a Wells County native, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 18, 1953, in Wells County. She married Randy Bryan June 26,...

Posted on April 22, 2015

Patricia Whaley, 88

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Patricia Whaley, 88, of Bluffton, who died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at her residence.

Posted on April 20, 2015

Patricia Ann Brown, 61

Patricia Ann (Connett) Brown, 61, of Bluffton, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 18, 1953 to William S. and Dena (Hammonds) Connett, she married Richard...

Posted on April 20, 2015

Myron Brunner Gearheart, 96

Myron Brunner Gearheart, 96, of Jackson Township, Wells County, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 at Heritage Pointe in Warren.  He was born Monday, June 3, 1918, in Howard County to Alva and Adella...

Posted on April 20, 2015

Bettie J. Igney, 88

Bettie J. Igney, 88, of Elkhart and formerly of New Paris, passed away Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015 at East Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Elkhart. She was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Bluffton to Samuel and...

Posted on April 20, 2015

Lanette L. Slater, 50

Lanette L. Slater, 50, of Zanesville passed away peacefully at her home April 18, 2015 at 1:05 a.m., surrounded by her close family.  Mrs. Slater was born May 30, 1964 to Max and Wanda (Shideler) Wohlford.  She was...

Posted on April 17, 2015

Jean Ann Pettigrew, 69

Jean Ann Pettigrew, 69, of Anderson, passed away April 12, 2015, at the Saint Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital in Anderson. She was born on July 6, 1945, in Wells County and resided most of her life in...

Posted on April 17, 2015

June Meyer, 90

June Meyer, 90, a resident of Swiss Village for the past five years and a longtime resident of Decatur, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Adams Memorial Hospital. June was born June 11, 1924, in Decatur, to...

Posted on April 16, 2015

Edith D. Dougherty, 97

Edith D. Dougherty, 97, passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center. Edith was born on April 30, 1917 in Portland, Indiana to Harry & Arreta (Lloyd) Collier. She was a...

Posted on April 16, 2015

J. Rosemary Reese, 92

J. Rosemary Reese, age 92 years 11 months and 360 days, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on April 11, 2015, in Andrews, Texas. Rosemary was born April 16, 1922, in Bluffton, Ind., to John Martin Elzey and...

Posted on April 16, 2015

Doyle R. Young, 77

Arrangements are pending at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian, for Doyle R. Young, 77, of Ossian, who died Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Posted on April 15, 2015

Jess C. Harty, 79

Jess C. Harty, 79, of Muncie, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born March 26, 1936, in Muncie, to John D. Harty and Margaret Arnold Harty. Jess graduated from Royerton...

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