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    Laurie Ann Girod, 58

    Laurie Ann Girod, 58, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Laurie was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 20, 1961. She married Dr. Robert Girod in Fort Wayne on Aug. 21, 2008; he survives. Survivors include two sons, Joshua D. (Kristen) Slaughter of NAS Pax River, Md., and Robert J.D. “Bobby”…

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    Earnest Thurman Earhart Jr., 72

    Earnest Thurman “Pop” Earhart Jr., 72, a former resident of Ossian, died Sunday, Aug. 2, in Houston, Texas. He was born Oct. 21, 1947, in Fort Wayne, to Earnest Thomas Earhart and Mary Magdalene James Earhart His parents preceded him in death. He married Barbara Reimers April 10, 1999, in Katy, Texas. His wife survives. Also surviving are two sons,…

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    Laurie Girod, 58

    Laurie Girod, 58, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Calling hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel. Additional visitation and funeral service information will be announced at a later date. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. To view…

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    Vivian L.M. Andrews, 87

    Vivian L.M. Andrews, 87, of Bluffton, passed away at her home Monday evening, Aug. 3, 2020. Vivian was born Dec. 8, 1932 in Southey Saskatchewan, Canada to Alton T. and Stella (Solie) Runyon.  She lived in Canada until 1941, when she moved to Wells County.  She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1951. Vivian worked at Caylor-Nickel for 28 years…

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    Peggy Jean Bate, 77

    Peggy Jean Booth Bate, age 77, passed away peacefully Aug. 5, 2020, following her three-year battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 9, 1942, to Carl and Jayne Paxson Booth in Bluffton. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Bate, Aug. 6, 1961, at the First Reformed Church in Bluffton. Peggy loved to love on people and was generous, kind…

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    Vivian Andrews, 87

    Vivian Andrews, 87, of Bluffton, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her family. Arrangements are pending at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home.

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    Winnie I. Markley, 89

    Winnie I. Markley, 89, of Bluffton, passed away on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.  She was born July 22, 1931, in Wells County, to Simon Baller and Mildred Estes Baller-Williams.  Winnie graduated from Bluffton High School. A homemaker, she worked at the Dutch Mill in Bluffton for some time. For many years, Winnie answered letters that…

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    Melissa Dawn ‘Missy’ Wesco, 40

    Melissa Dawn “Missy” Wesco, 40, of Warren, died unexpectedly at 12:17 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at her home in rural Warren. She was born Dec. 10, 1979, in Huntington County, to Charles and Vicky Trout. She married Lynn Lamonie Wesco on Aug. 18, 2012, in Majenica. Her husband survives. Other survivors include her mother, Vicky (Randy) Yohe of Warren;…

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    William L. Barker, 68

    William L. Barker, 68 of Montpelier, died on Friday, July 31, 2020, at IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. Born Saturday, Sept. 29, 1951, in Blackford County, he was the son of the late Frank Barker and the late Marietta Miller Barker Woten.  Survivors include a son, Gregory L Barker of Cana Fulton, Ohio; daughter, Nicole Marie Barker of San…

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    Bernice L. Fiechter, 95

    Bernice L. Fiechter, 95, of Bluffton, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2020, at Christian Care  Retirement Community. Bernice was born April 12, 1925, in Adams County, to Levi Frauhiger and Mary Heyerly Frauhiger. She married Alvin L. Fiechter Aug. 1, 1948, in Bluffton; he survives in Bluffton On Saturday, the couple celebrated 72 years of marriage. She was a…

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    Michael L. Barkley, 69

    sco, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born March 22, 1951, in Decatur, he was the son of Loren and Nova Holt Barkley. He graduated from Norwell High School with the Class of 1969. Michael worked as a driver for UPS Freight until his retirement. He also served in the Army National Guard.  He…

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    Josephine Butterfield, 76

    Josephine Butterfield, 76, of Montpelier, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born July 1, 1944, in Grant County.  Survivors include daughters, Ramona (Anthony) Harshbarger of Lady Lake, Fla., and Rochelle (Michael) Myers of Indialantic, Fla.; son, Lynn Butterfield of Douglasville, Ga., two grandchildren; siblings, Connie Whitesell of Hartford City, Crystal (John) Bailey…

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    Dr. Arthur Lee ‘Art’ Moser, 87

    Dr. Arthur “Art” Lee Moser, treasured community physician, beloved husband to Claudia, cherished father of six and adored Papa to eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, died of natural causes at the age of 87 on July 26, 2020. Just as he requested, he passed away in his home in Warsaw, Indiana, surrounded by loved ones, watching the corn grow…

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    Gladys (Glady) Ann Huffman, 91

    Gladys (Glady) Ann Huffman, 91, formerly of Bluffton, passed on to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was the daughter of Willard and Vera (Purdy) Markley and was born on Jan. 27, 1929, in Richmond. Both her parents preceded her in death.  Glady Ann was a graduate…