Obituaries

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...

Posted on September 19, 2014

Zetta D. Jennings, 91

Zetta D. Jennings, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  She was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Allen County to Herschel and Zola (Baker) Weikel. She retired from General Electric in 1983. She was a...

Posted on September 18, 2014

Mary Patricia Eisaman, 92

Mary Patricia Eisaman, 92, of Bradenton, Fla. passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at her home. Mary was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Beaverdam, Ky. to Glen and Daphene Woosley. They moved to Gas City in 1922, where she...

Posted on September 18, 2014

John Hough, 76

John J. Hough, 76, of Bryant, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at his residence in Bryant. He was born July 9, 1938, in Adams County. He married Judith Guntle Oct. 28, 1960, in Bryant. Survivors include daughters,...

Posted on September 18, 2014

Naomi V. Mora, 88

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler for Naomi V. Mora, 88, of Redding, Calif., and a former Bluffton resident, who died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif.

Posted on September 18, 2014

Cynthia A. Dull, 51

Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for Cynthia A. Dull, 51, of Bluffton, who died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at her residence.

Posted on September 17, 2014

Betty Bixler, 90

Betty Bixler, 90, of Geneva, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Woodcrest of Decatur in Decatur. She was born Friday, Oct. 26, 1923, in Huntington. She married Herman J. Bixler Nov. 30, 1947, in...

Posted on September 17, 2014

John D. Hoopingarner, 98

Arrangements are pending at Myers Funeral Home in Markle for John D. Hoopingarner, 98, of West Lafayette and formerly of Markle, who died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Cumberland Pointe Nursing Center.

Posted on September 16, 2014

Robert R. Elzey, 78

Robert R. Elzey, 78, of Uniondale, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. Bob had worked for 44 years, most recently as foreman, at the Legge Elevator in...

Posted on September 16, 2014

Jonathan D. Boyd, 63

Jonathan D. Boyd, 63, of Poneto, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 20, 1950, in Princeton, W.Va. to Dolphus B. Boyd and Bessie Myers Boyd. He married Judy K....

Posted on September 16, 2014

Pastor Kenneth Parsons, 72

Pastor Kenneth W. (Ken) Parsons, 72, of Bluffton, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014,  at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation. He was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Ypsilanti, Mich., to Marshall B. and Virginia Green Parsons. His...

Posted on September 16, 2014

Ruth Shively, 93

Ruth Shively, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. She was born Aug. 8, 1921, to the late Fred and Maria (Scheuman) Doehrman. She worked as a homemaker. Surviving family include her...

Posted on September 15, 2014

Josephine P. Elzey, 91

Josephine P. Elzey, 91, of Bluffton, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne Born in Elwood, she worked for Guide Lamp in Anderson, Meat cutter at A&P in Elwood, Bluebell Jean in...

Posted on September 15, 2014

Nolan Koons, 76

Nolan Dean Koons, 76, Linn Grove, passed away Sept. 14, 2014 in Fort Wayne after a brief illness. He was born to Jacob D. Koons and Jennie Mae (Langston) Koons on April 16, 1938 in Marion. He married Annette Nona...

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