Obituaries

Posted on September 29, 2014

Stephan ‘Steve’ Crum, 68

Stephan “Steve” Tennis Crum, 68, of Bluffton ,was called home to be with his Lord, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014, at 6:33 a.m. He passed away at his home, with loved ones by his side. Steve was a proud veteran of the...

Posted on September 29, 2014

Timmy Bennett, 46

Timmy “Tim” Bennett, 46, of Portland and with family in Wells County, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Jay County Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1968, in Bluffton, the son of William and Sylvia Brown Bennett. He was...

Posted on September 29, 2014

Carolyn J. Gearheart, 69

Carolyn J. Gearheart, 69, of Warren, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at her home in Warren. She was born Friday, Dec. 1, 1944, in Wells County. She married John Gearheart Friday, Dec. 2, 1961, in Kingsland; he survives...

Posted on September 27, 2014

Frederick D. Sprunger, 95

Frederick D. Sprunger, 95, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton. Mr. Sprunger was a quality engineer for Franklin Electric in Bluffton and Siloam Springs, Ark. He was...

Posted on September 26, 2014

Frederick Sprunger, 95

Arrangements are pending at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel for Frederick D. Sprunger, 95, of Bluffton, who died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at River Terrace Estates.

Posted on September 25, 2014

Robert A. Gluck, 73

Robert A. Gluck, 73, of Bluffton, died Sept. 23, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are by Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne.

Posted on September 25, 2014

Elaine Tobias, 58

Elaine Tobias, 58, of Pilger, Neb., was born Elaine Ann Tarr April 19, 1955, the fourth child of Floyd and Wanda DeArmond Tarr in Bluffton. Her siblings are David Tarr of Bluffton, Gloria Kilmer of Marian, John and...

Posted on September 25, 2014

Thomas L. Gilbert, 62

Thomas L. Gilbert, 62, of Montpelier (Jackson Township of Wells County) passed away unexpectedly at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Markle Medical Center in Warren. He was born Thursday, June 26, 1952,...

Posted on September 25, 2014

Naomi V. Mora, 88

Naomi V. Mora, 88, of Redding, Calif. and a former Bluffton resident, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif. She was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Decatur...

Posted on September 24, 2014

Helen E. Pennington, 98

Helen Elaine Pennington, 98, of Rensselaer, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at George Ade Memorial Healthcare, where she had made her home for several years. Helen was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Wells County. She was...

Posted on September 23, 2014

James L. Delagrange, 71

James L. Delagrange, 71, of Woodburn died Sunday Sept. 21, 2014, at his home. He was born in Woodburn on Jan. 27, 1943, to the late Joseph and Anna Delagrange. He married Marie Eicher on June 22, 1963, in Harlan. He...

Posted on September 23, 2014

Richard L. Hall, 59

Richard L. Hall, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice House in Fort Wayne after a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer. He was born in Celina, Ohio, April 4, 1955...

Posted on September 23, 2014

Connie J. Addington, 73

Connie J. Addington, 73, of Bluffton, died Sept. 21, 2014, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel with Tony Garton...

Posted on September 22, 2014

Connie J. Addington, 73

Connie J. Addington, 73, of Bluffton, passed away Sept. 21, 2014, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Addington was born Feb. 4, 1941, to C. Eugene Sliger and Catherine E. Huss Sliger in Bluffton. She married...

Posted on September 22, 2014

John W. VanWagner, 83

John W. VanWagner, 83 of Poneto, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. John was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Fort Wayne to Glen M. and Willadean (Shumaker) VanWagner. He...

Posted on September 20, 2014

Richard Lee Hall, 59

Richard Lee Hall, 59, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, Sept. 19, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne following an extended illness with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Goodwin-Cale & Harnish...

Posted on September 20, 2014

Berthetta L. “Bert” Chaney, 93

Berthetta L. “Bert” Chaney, 93, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born Aug. 22, 1921, in Poneto, to Everett Wayne Carnes and Chloe M. Walker Carnes. Bert was lovingly called “Bert-do”...

Posted on September 20, 2014

George Frederick Carnes, 98

George Frederick Carnes, a truly loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and good friend, died Sept. 19, 2014, in Muncie, Ind., at the age of 98. He was born on a...

Posted on September 19, 2014

Cynthia ‘Cyndi’ Dull, 51

Cynthia “Cyndi” A. Dull 51, of Bluffton, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 5, 1962, in Jay County, to Robert Miles and Hedy Schumacher...

Posted on September 19, 2014

John Hoopingarner, 98

John Hoopingarner, 98, of West Lafayette, passed Sept. 16, 2014. John was born July 19, 1916, in Wells County, the son of Roy and Gola Hoopingarner. He graduated from East Union High School and Ball State University...

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