FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1977

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1977

 

 

Monday, January 3, 1977

 

Vera Baird

                Mrs. Vera BAIRD, 72, 418 Ohio street, died at 11:03 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital after a three-month illness.

                She was born Nov. 26, 1904 in Miami county to Perry and Emma WARNER MINTER and had resided most of her life in Fulton county.  She was married in Rochester Jan. 19, 1927 to Albert Reed BAIR, who died Feb. 6, 1968.  She was a member of the North Royalton, O., United Methodist church.

                Surviving are three sons, Duane [BAIRD], Cleveland, O.; Gerald [BAIRD], Hartsgrove, O., and Terry [BAIRD], Athens; six daughters, Mrs. Ed (Evelyn) KINAS, Sebring, Fla.; Mrs. Peter (Norman) POPOVIC and Mrs. William (Geraldine) PETREE, both of South Bend; Mrs. Robert (Ardis) BAUGHMAN, Mishawaka; Mrs. Ed (Marjorie) CALDWELL, Denver, Ind., and Mrs. Robert (Judy) TEEL, Rochester; twenty-nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ella BALENTINE, Marion, O.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until time of service.

 

Chester Engle

                Chester ENGLE, 69, R.R. 1, Kewanna (Bruce Lake Station), died at Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac at 10:50 p.m. Saturday.

                He was born Jan. 8, 1907 in  Fulton county to James F. and Florence E. BRUCE ENGLE.  He was married to Elizabeth L. EMMANS DONATHAN on Jan. 20, 1929 in Pulaski county; she died March 1, 1962.  He was a retired self-employed carpenter.

                Surviving are two sons, Bill DONATHEN, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Robert C. ENGLE, R.R. 1, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Sally FOUST, Kewanna, and Miss Jo Ann ENGLE,   R.R. 1, Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Grace CALDWELL, Bunker Hill; Mrs. Stella LaVIOLETTE and Mrs. Frances HULBURT, both of Lake Bruce; two brothers, James [ENGLE], Monterey, and Cecil [ENGLE], R.R. 1, Kewanna; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were several brothers and sisters and a great-grandson.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Mishawaka.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Elmer L. Mitchell

                Elmer L. “E.L.” MITCHELL, 86, 401 East 14th street, a retired farmer and educator who was a pioneer in bringing electricity to rural Fulton county, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor nursing home.  He had been ill for three years.

                Mr. Mitchell was born Aug. 6, 1890 in Windfall to Grant and Renee THRAWL MITCHELL.  He was married in Tipton on June 24, 1928 to Mildred ROBERTS, who survives.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the Tipton Masonic lodge.

                Mr. Mitchell was graduated from Indiana university with majors in law and education and was admitted to the Bar in Tipton county.  He was a teacher, principal and superintendent in Indiana public schools, including Greenwood and Trafalgar.

                Ending his career in public education, Mr. Mitchell moved his family to Rochester in 1931 to manage his farm.  He was chairman of the Fulton County REMC board of directors for 20 years and pioneered the develoment of muck soils in Indiana, developing with Purdue university high strains of hybrid corns.  He was a director of the Farmers and Merchants bank for many years.  He served on local, county, state and national committees in the interest of agriculture.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert W. MITCHELL, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Marguerite FROST, Mundelein, Ill.; Mrs. H. L. (Carol) POPP Jr., Fort Wayne, and Mrs. William J. (Elaine) Van LUE, Maitland, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. S. H. (Helen) BREWER, Lakeland, Fla; a son-in-law, Fred L. LEMLER, Ann Arbor, Mich., and twelve grandchildren.  Two daughters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Fred G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

John Kaulinas

                John KAULINAS, 85, R.R. 1, Plymouth, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth, following a four-year illness.

                Mr. Kaulinas was born Jan. 5, 1891 in Lithuania and came to the United States in 1907.  He married Anna GRYBAS Dec. 31, 1917, in Chicago; she died in 1955.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Lithuanian Society of America and the Lithuanian men’s choir, Chicago.  He had attended Valparaiso university.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Al (Violet) VAITIS, Chicago; one granddaughter, Mrs. Arthur (Joyce) BIKNERIS, R.R. 1, Plymouth, and four great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

James Philp

                Services for James PHILP will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic church, Rochester, not at the Sheetz funeral home.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 9 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.  Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by the Rochester American Legion.
Esther M. Mow

                Mrs. Esther M. MOW, 80, 916 Monroe street, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at her home.  She had been ill for several years.

                Mrs. Mow was born Oct. 29, 1896, in Fulton county to William and Martha [DUDGEON] BURKETT.  She married Leo C. MOW April 20, 1918; he died in 1958.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Helen) McGRIFF, Rochester; two sons, William [MOW], Rochesrter, and Robert [MOW], Angola; a brother, Walter BURKETT, Rochester; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A son, Edward [MOW], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Fredrick G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Ollie B. Towne

                Mrs. Ollie Blanch [TOWNE], 86, 255 Main street, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday at her home.  She had been ill for seven months.

                Mrs. Towne was born Oct. 6, 1890, at Tiosa to William and Arsada BECK ROGERS.  She married Charles E. TOWNE March 12, 1910 at Fulton; he died in 1954.  She was a member of the former Sand Hill Methodist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ned (Mildred Marie) SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Murphy (Betty) ROSE, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, Otis R. [TOWNE], R.R. 5, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Otis (Ethel) NELLANS, R.R. 1, Argos; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Four sisters and two grandchildren preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call today until 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Tuesday, January 4, 1977

 

Ida Mae Kester

                Mrs. Ida Mae KESTER, 87, former Rochester resident, died at 1 a.m. Monday at her residence in Rayville, Mo.

                Mrs. Kester was born Dec. 25, 1889 in Coles county, Ill., to Edward and Mollie MULLEN WHITE and had lived in Rayville three years.  She married Amos C. KESTER in 1909 near Plymouth; he died in 1962.  They were the former owners of a taxi company and a coal company in Rochester.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norris (Thelma) WARREN, Rayville, Mo.; two brothers, Robert WHITE, Rochester nursing home, and Tippy WHITE, Oakland, Ill.; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

                Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until services.
Wednesday, January 5, 1977

 

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Thursday, January 6, 1977

 

Everett Krueger

                Everett “Butch” KRUEGER, 56, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in his home of a heart seizure.

                He was born July 8, 1920 in Wanatah to Richard and Clara WERNER KRUEGER and had lived in the Culver area for the last 10 years.  He also had lived in the Rochester area.  He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Culver.  He was married Nov. 30, 1940 in LaCrosse to Rosemary BIGLER, who survives.

                Also surviving are four sons, John [KRUEGER], Park Ridge, Ill.; James [KRUEGER], LaCrosse; Jeffrey [KRUEGER], Culver, and Joel [KRUEGER], Bloomington; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Joy) MOTTER, Grabill, Ind.; three brothers, Omar, LaVern and Ronald [KRUEGER], all of LaCrosse; three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Verda) LAWRENCE, Hanna; Mrs. Harry (Velma) ARTIST, Culver, and Mrs. Lynn (Vernie) KENNEDY, LaCrosse, and nine grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Trinity Lutheran church in Culver with the Rev. Roger L. SOMMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Friday and until noon on Saturday and at the church until time of service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran church.

 

Friday, January 7, 1977

 

Vesta M. Keesecker Cole

                Mrs. Vesta M. (WHETSTONE) KEESECKER COLE, 87, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.

                Mrs. Cole was born Dec. 27, 1889 at Mentone to Thomas and Mary JEFFERIES WHETSTONE and had lived in the area all her life.  Her first marriage was to Clifford KEESECKER; he preceded in death.  She married Harry COLE Sept. 3, 1938; he died in 1963.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church.

                Surviving are two brothers, Casel WHETSTONE, Mentone, and Thurl WHETSTONE, Iron River, Wis., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Peter HANSTRA officiating.  Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday after 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 8, 1977

 

Gretchen H. Stones

                Mrs. Gretchen H. STONES, 76, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday at her residence.

                Mrs. Stones was born Jan. 16, 1900, in Grant county to Howard and Madge DRAPER SHAW.  She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church.

                She is survived by a son, Howard “Bud” MEENEN, R.R. 1, Macy, five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, January 10, 1977

 

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Tuesday, January 11, 1977

 

Ruth Helms

                Mrs. Ruth HELMS, 80, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lois BOWERS, 1107 Franklin avenue, at 4:15 p.m. Monday after a six-month illness.

                Mrs. Helms was born July 30, 1896 in Burlington to Samuel A. and Anna B. SHOWALTER WINEGARDNER.  She married Ross B. HELMS Jan. 6, 1917 in Logansport; he died in 1967.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile Order of Eastern Star, the Adams Township Home Demonstration club and the Corinth Brethren church Women’s Missionary Society.

                Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Lena Mae DILLMAN, Logansport; Mrs. Dorothy JACKSON, R.R. 5, Logansport; Mrs. Ann MORRETT, Rochester; Mrs. Mary GALLAHAN, Mexico; Mrs. Lois BOWERS, Rochester, and Mrs. Elsie STRASSER, Twelve Mile; four sons, John [HELMS], Twelve Mile; Hollis [HELMS], R.R. 5, Logansport; Larry Edward [HELMS], Logansport, and Thomas [HELMS], Galveston; three brothers, Fred WINEGARDNER, Flint, Mich.; Roy WINEGARDNER, Twelve Mile, and Samuel WINEGARDNER, Flint, Mich.; thirty-five grandchildren, and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Revs. Richard HALL and Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

 

Benjamin H. Wibel

                Benjamin H. WIBEL, 82, Twelve Mile, died at his home at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

                Mr. Wibel was born July 26, 1894 in Miami county to Thomas and Sarah JEFFERSON WIBEL.  He married Margaret E. GRIMES CORNELL May 14, 1930; she survives.

                Surviving with Mrs. Wibel are a daughter, Mrs. Lois GARVER, Peru; two sons, Harold [WIBEL], Bunker Hill, and Ronald [WIBEL], Chicago; two step-sons, Gordon CORNELL, Fort Wayne and Dean CORNELL, St. Joseph, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Paul TEMPLE officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Wednesday, January 12, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, January 13, 1977

 

Margaret E. Anderson

                Mrs. Margaret E. ANDERSON, 74, Seattle, Wash., died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient six days.  She had been in failing health two years.

                Mrs. Anderson was born March 16, 1902, in Chicago, Ill., to George and Charlotte HICK NEWBEGIN.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Judith ZELLERS, Rochester, who Mrs. Anderson was visiting at the time of her death; a sister, Mrs.Robert (Kathryn) KENNARD, Kirkland, Wash.; a brother, George NEWBEGIN, Tacoma, Wash., and two granddaughters.  One sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Saturday at the Mountain View funeral home, Tacoma,Wash.  Foster & Goood funeral home will handle local arrangements.

 

Friday, January 14, 1977

 

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Saturday, January 15, 1977

 

Howard W. Swihart

                Howard W. SWIHART, 61, Tippecane, died at 10 a.m. Friday at his home following a lengthy illness.

                Mr. Swihart was born Jan. 16, 1915 in Kosciusko county to Alva and Osa BLUE SWIHART and had lived in Tippecanoe 45 years.  He had been employed at the Tippecanoe elevator.

                Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy KINSEY, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Loretta RHODES, Bourbon, and Mrs. Helen CLARK, Bradenton, Fla.; two brothers, Chancey and Gordon SWIHART, and a half-brother, Ralph JEFFERIES, all of Tippecanoe.  A brother, Kenneth [SWIHART], preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Buel MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be at the Tippecanoe cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.

 

Clell Lowmaster

                Clell LOWMASTER, 77, formerly of Akron, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in a hospital at Baton Rouge, La.

                Services are tentatively set for Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.  Details will be available Monday.
Monday, January 17, 1977

 

Clell Lowmaster

                Clell “Skinny” LOWMASTER, 77, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday at Baton Rouge, La.  He had been ill two weeks.

                Mr. Lowmaster was born May 3, 1898, in Defiance county, O., to Oliver C. and Mary LANDON LOWMASTER.  He had lived in Fulton county most of his life.  He married Elnora BOWERS at Rochester, Dec. 22, 1926; she died in 1972.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Anna Mae) SMITH, Baton Rouge, La., a sister, Eunice LOWMASTER, New Orleans, La., and three grandchildren.  A daughter, Donna Lee [LOWMASTER], two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating.  Burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and until the hour of services.

 

Mac C. Grable

                Mac Carson GRABLE, 79, Fulton, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at his residence.  He had been in failing health two years.

                Mr. Grable was born Dec. 31, 1897 in Cass county to John and Alice WHEATLEY GRABLE and had lived in Fulton 40 years, moving there from Twelve Mile.  He married Margaret Mae MOSS at Twelve Mile Jan.2, 1918; she survives.  He was a retired Standard Oil agent, a member of Fulton Masonic Lodge 665, the Fulton Baptist church and the Logansport York Rite.

                Surviving with Mrs. Grable are three sons, Lloyd L. GRABLE, Twelve Mile; Paul Eugene GRABLE, Kansas City, Mo., and Mac C. GRABLE Jr., Pendleton; a brother, Ora “Pat” GRABLE, Twelve Mile; nine grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR and the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be at the Ever-Rest cemetery east of Logansport.  Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until the hour of services.  Masonic rites will be conducted by the Fulton lodge at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Eva Norris

                Mrs. Eva NORRIS, 81, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient two weeks.

                Mrs. Norris was born Feb. 18, 1895 at Amboy to Jesse and Ada ELLIOTT HINSHAW and had lived in Culver since 1903.  She married Everett M. NORRIS in 1917; he survives.  She was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church.

                Surviving are a son, David F. NORRIS, Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. James (Phyllis) SCHOONOVER, Speedway; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Joan THOMPSON, preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Poplar Grove United Methodist church east of Culver on Ind. 10 with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be at the Poplar Grove I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, today after 2 p.m. and on Tuesday until noon and then at the church until the hour of services.
W. Loar Ferguson

                Graveside services for W. Loar FERGUSON, who died Friday in Lombard, Ill., will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Leiters Ford cemetery.  Mr. Ferguson was the husband of Lucile NAFE FERGUSON.

 

Tuesday, January 18, 1977

 

Louis D. Martin

                Louis D. MARTIN, 23, Plymouth, died Monday afternoon following an auto accident near Plymouth.

                Mr. Martin was born May 28, 1953 at Rochester to Everett R. and Bernice L. KING MARTIN and had lived in Plymouth 1 1/2 years moving there from Culver.  He married Karen J. LAYTON at Culver in 1972; she survives.  He was a 1972 gradate of Culver high school and was employed by Corl Corporation, Bremen.

                Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline Jean and Heather [MARTIN]; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett MARTIN, R.R. 1, Culver; two brothers, Kerry and Dennis MARTIN, Culver; three sisters, Brenda MARTIN, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Rick (Nancy) JASINSKI, Plymouth, and Jennifer MARTIN, Culver; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mildred KING, Newton, Texas, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Chester MARTIN, R.R. 1, Culver.

                Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Earl W. SHARP officiating.  Burial will be at the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday after 2 p.m.

 

Donald E. Gerrick

                Donald E. GERRICK, 60, Cleveland, O., former Rochester resident, died Monday at his residence at 5 a.m.  He was the brother of Walter GERRICK, Rochester.

                Mr. Gerrick was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Newton county, Ind., to William and Manie GERRICK.  He resided in Rochester until 1955, when he moved to Cleveland.

                Surviving are his wife, Anne [GERRICK], of Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. Sharon FERRACO, Chicago; two sons, Paul [GERRICK], of Cleveland, and Terry [GERRICK], Chicago; six grandchildren; three brothers, and two sisters.

                Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Zele funeral home, 452 East 152nd street, Cleveland, O.

 

Wednesday, January 19, 1977

 

Earl Adams

                Word has been received of the death of Mr. Earl ADAMS, 70, formerly of Rochester.  He died Saturday at Cincinnati, O., following an extended illness.

                Mr. Adams was a retired construction truck driver.

                Surviving are three daughters, two sons, a brother and nine grandchildren.

                Services were conducted Monday at the Jackman-Kercheval funeral home, Harrison, O.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Thursday, January 20, 1977

 

Michelle Reane Willyerd

                Michelle Reane WILLYERD, daughter of Edward and Rita MALOTT WILLYERD,   R.R. 2, Argos, was stillborn at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.

                Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Terisa, Cynthia and Jeanne [WILLYERD], all at home; two brothers, Edward and Monte [WILLYERD], also at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack RINGLE, Marion; the paternal grandfather, Woodrow WILLYERD, R.R. 2, Argos; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Alta SMITH, Wabash; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Vada SPENCER, Rutledge, Tenn.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

 

Friday, January 21, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, January 22, 1977

 

Mollie M. Corbett

                Mrs. Mollie Marie CORBETT, 75, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday at Pulaski memorial hospital, Winamac, where she had bee a patient since Oct. 29.

                Mrs. Corbett was born Jan. 12, 1902 at Star City to William and Rose EMMERICH LUNSFORD.  She married Gilbert CORBETT in 1921; he died in 1954.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church and was a charter member of the New Idea home economics club.  She also was active in Red Cross work.

                Surviving are a son, Maurice CORBETT, Kewanna; a brother, Ray LUNSFORD, Logansport; a half-sisters, Mrs. Ruby HAWKINS, culver; five grandchildre, and nine great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Frain mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be at the [Moon] cemetery.  Friends may call today after 2 p.m.

 

Willis E. Jordan

                Willis E. JORDAN, 86, 1231 Monroe street, died at 6 a.m. today at the Veterans Administration hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Nov. 29.

                Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Monday, January 24, 1977

 

Willis E. Jordan

                Services for Willis E. JORDAN, 86, 1231 Monroe street, who died Saturday at the Veteran’s Administration hospital, Fort Wayne, will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON and the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Jackson cemetery near Sharpsville.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by LeRoy Shelton American legion Post 36.  Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m. and before services Tuesday.  Masonic rites will be conducted today at 7 p.m.

                Mr. Jordan was born April 22, 1890 at Sharpsville to Thomas and Maturity McGEE JORDAN.  His first marriage was to Rachel COLLIER in 1919 at Louisville, Ky.; she died in 1939.  He then married Bessie LEWIS in 1947; she survives.  He moved to Rochester in 1960 from Lafayette where he was employed as a machinist in the physics laboratory at Purdue university.  He was a veteran of World War I, a member of Grace United Methodist church, World War I Barracks 479, Masonic Lodge 79 and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 70, all of Rochester.

                Surviving with Mrs. Jordan are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Alma) WATSON, Goldsmith; a son, Lyndall E. JORDAN, Kokomo; a brother, Elmer “Bud” JORDAN, Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A daughter, a grandson, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

 

Clyde A. Bick Sr.

                Clyde Andrew BICK Sr., 91, 617 Jefferson street, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home where he had been a patient three weeks.  He had been ill for one month.

                Mr. Bick was born Sept. 13, 1885 in Rochester to William and Hannah WHITE BICK and had lived in the Rochester area most of his life.  He married Mabel Elizabeth MYERS Nov. 24, 1906 at Rochester; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and trucking firm operator.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Lola) EISENMAN, Rhinelander, Wis.; Mrs. Joe (Bernice) GEDEON, Warrensburg, N.Y., and Mrs. Kenneth (Alvada) ROOKSTOOL, R.R. 3, Rochester; three sons, Luroy BICK, West 11th street; Andrew “Jack” BICK, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Clyde BICK Jr., R.R. 3, Plymouth; eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren  A son, three grancchildren,  a sister, and a great-grandson preceded in death.

                Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be at the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until the hour of services.

 

Beatrice Day

                Mrs. Beatrice DAY, 90, Star City, died Friday at the Winamac nursing home.

                Mrs. Day was a life-long resident of the Star City community.  Her husband, Emmett DAY, died in 1958.

                Surviving are a son, Wayne DAY, Star City; two daughters, Mrs. Allen (Geneva) SHAFER, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Carl (Jeannetta) SHAFER, Rochester.

                Services were to be today at 2 p.m. at the Frain mortuary, Winamac.
Tuesday, January 25, 1977

 

Elizabeth Woodcox

                Mrs. Elizabeth “Lizzie” WOODCOX, 94, formerly of 1212 College avenue, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday at Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient since 1969.

                Mrs. Woodcox was born May 6, 1882 in Fulton county to Mr. and Mrs. Silas MILLISER and also had lived in the Leiters Ford and Burton communities.  Her husband, Samuel WOODCOX, preceded in death.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nora OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mabel BALL, R.R. 6, Rochester; ten grandchildren, and several great and great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be at the Moon cemetery west of Rochester.  Friends may call Wednesday from 3:30 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday until services.

 

John Weber

                John WEBER, 79, a resident of the Turtle Creek nursing home, Kokomo, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the nursing home after an extended illness.  He was a former resident of Rochester.

                Mr. Weber was born May 23, 1897, in Sourblocken, Germany, to Phillip and Maria BAKER WEBER.  He was married to Mary BRUBAKER Aug. 30, 1937; she survives.  He was a retired contractor.

                Surviving with Mrs. Weber are a daughter, Mrs. John (Hallie) STAGGS, Kokomo, and four grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ellers mortuary, Kokomo, with the Rev. John ZAHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call today between 2:30 and 4 p.m. and 6 and 9 p.m.

 

Wednesday, January 26, 1977

 

Austin J. Wallace

                Austin J. WALLACE, 83, R.R. 1, Argos, died unexpectedly at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

                He was born June 13, 1893 in Marshall county to John and Ada BOWEL WALLACE and was a lifetime resident of the Argos area.  He was married Aug. 24, 1913 in Plymouth to Mary J. STITLER, who died Nov. 3, 1969.  He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Duane (Viola) EVERLY and Mrs. Lewis (Ethel) GOCHENOUR, both of Bourbon; a son, James [WALLACE], Bremen; twelve grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lew WALLACE, Wyatt, and Clyde WALLACE, Placerville, Cal.  A son, Robert [WALLACE], and a daughter, Edna ULLERY, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m.
Granville L. Deaton

                Granville L. DEATON, 68, Albion, former Akron school principal, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Sebring, Fla.

                Mr. Deaton was born Jan. 30, 1908 at Deedsville to Rev. George W. and Edith LECKRONE DEATON.  He married Wauneta ANGEL in 1930; she survives.  He had taught at Sydney and North Webster, was principal at Laketon and Akron schools, superintendent of DeKalb County United School System, and superintendent of Central Noble Schools.  He was a member of the Albion Rotary, Phi Delta Kappa of Fort Wayne, president of the Noble County Retired Teachers association, a member of the board of directors of the Noble County Cancer Society, a member of the Retired Indiana High School Superintendents association and the American Association of School Administrators.

                Surviving with Mrs. Deaton are a son, George DEATON, Bourbon; a sister, Mrs. Homer (Lucille) GRAFIS; a brother, Donald W. DEATON, Decatur; two nephews, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist church, Albion, with the Rev. Arthur MORRIS and the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating.  Burial will be at Parks cemetery, Bourbon.  Friends may call Friday after 2 p.m. at the Brazzell funeral home, Albion, and at the church after noon Saturday.

 

Thursday, January 27, 1977

 

Max Graeber

                Max GRAEBER, 85, 15619 Beatrice avenue, Allen Park, Mich., died Jan. 5, it has been learned here.  He was a former Rochester resident.

                Mr. Graber was a brother of Harry GRABER.  Harry and his wife, Hertha [GRAEBER], operated the former Hertha’s Place on the west side of the 700 block of Madison avenue in Rochester.

 

Edith Fleegle

                Word has been received of the death Jan. 12 of Mrs. George (Edith) FLEEGLE, 263 Spring street, Ventura, Cal.  She had been ill for five years.

                Mr. and Mrs. Fleegle operated a restaurant and also a meat market years ago in Rochester.

 

Friday, January 28, 1977

 

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Saturday, January 29, 1977

 

Glenn E. Jones

                Glenn E. JONES, 89, We-Like-It mobile home court, Rochester, died unexpectedly at his residence at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

                Mr. Jones was born Oct. 4, 1887 at Kent, O.  His first marriage was to Louise BARFOOT.  His second marriage was to Dessie BOWERS in 1946 at Sharron, Neb.; she survives.  He was a retired cattle rancher in Wyoming prior to moving to Rochester in 1973.  He also had been a land-lease agent in western states for the Empire Oil company, had operated a dude ranch in DuBois, Wyo., and a trucking business in Casper, Wyo.

                Surviving are a son, Robert JONES, Temecula, Cal.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mike (Betty) BECKER, Lake Manitou, and Mrs. Barbara RECORDS, Cardiff, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Grace GRANT, Phoenix, Ariz.; a granddaughter, and five great-grandchildren.  A son, Kenneth JONES, died in 1976.

                Burial will be in Kimball, Neb., following cremation.  Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Monday, January 31, 1977

 

Robert C. Loper

                Robert Carlton LOPER, 67, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital.  He had been in failing health since 1963.  Mr. Loper was born Jan. 5, 1910 at Sandersville, Miss., to Eugene Carlton and Mary GRANT LOPER and had lived here since 1969, moving from Koontz Lake.  He had also lived at Chesterton.  He married Mildred KING in 1931 at Gary; she survives.  He had been employed as a supervisor at U.S. Steel at Gary and then owned and operated a store at Koontz Lake.  He was a member of the Calumet F&AM 379, Past Masters club, the Scottish Rite of South Bend and the E.U.B. church, Porter.

                Surviving are three sons, Robert K. LOPER, R.R. 1, Lucerne; Richard LOPER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and William LOPER, R.R. 2, Rochester; a brother, Frank LOPER, Valley Station, Ky.; twelve grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James MARSHALL officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 o’clock tonight and until services Tuesday.  Masonic rites will be conducted tonight at 8 o’clock.

 

Sadie A. Shoemaker

                Sadie A. SHOEMAKER, 81, Denver, died at 4 a.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter.  Mrs. Shoemaker was born June 10, 1895 in Miami county to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew JONES.  She married Glen E. SHOEMAKER at Mexico in 1915; he died in 1962.  She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.

                Surviving are three children, Mrs. Virginia McGUIRE, R.R. 1, Denver, Gene E. SHOEMAKER, Syracuse, and Jack F. SHOEMAKER, Grabill; a sister, Susie HAMMON, Peru, and a brother, Clarence JONES, Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A son, a daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Ray PROBASCO and the Rev. Harvey DOUD officiating.  Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.


 

Charlotte M. Mathias

                Mrs. Charlotte M. MATHIAS, 77, R.R. 2, Macy, died Saturday at 9 a.m. at her home.

                Mrs. Mathias was born May 28, 1899 in Perry township of Miami county to John and Margaret CLELLAND DIELMAN and had lived near Macy all her life.  She married Russell MATHIAS in 1919; he died in 1959.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church, the Perry Home Improvement club and the Pythian Sisters.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Preston (Jeannette) PEEBLES, R.R. 5, Wabash, and Mrs. Glen (Margaret) HOLLENBACK, R.R. 2, Sharpesville, and three grandchildren.  Four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Richard HARTLERODE officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of services Wednesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church.

 

Fawn T. Shull

                Fawn T. SHULL, 66, Mentone, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at her home.

                Mrs. Shull was born July 5, 1910 at Warsaw to James and Lesta DeFORD.  She had lived in Mentone 25 years, moving there from Etna Green.  She married Alva SHULL Feb. 28, 1945; he survives.

                Surviving are two sons, Richard GROSS, Key West, Fla., and John L. SHULL, Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Shirley) NICODEMUS, Casa Grande, Ariz., and Mrs. Ralph (Sandy) WOZNICKI, South Bend; two brothers, Devoe DeFORD, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Glada) BUSENBURG, Elkhart, and Mrs. Lester (Gwen) SKINNER, Syracuse, and nine grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m.

 

Mabel G. Igo

                Mabel G. IGO, 72, Mentone, died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

                Mrs. Igo was born Nov. 26, 1904 in Fulton county to Delbert and Maude BALTZ BUSENBURG.  She had lived in Mentone since 1907, moving there from Elkhart.  She married Virgil IGO in 1931; he died in 1937.  In Ekhart she was employed by the CTS Corporation and was a member of the Grace Bible church.  She attended the Talma Bible church while living in Mentone.

                Surviving are two brothers, Ernest BUSENBURG, Elkhart, and Everett BUSENBURG, Mentone; three sisters, Mrs. Peter (Lena) BLUE, Mentone; Mrs. Henry (Opal) KUNCE, Elkhart, and Mrs. Lois PERKINS, Mentone.

                Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Talma Bible church with the Rev. Ruel MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be at the Nichols cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday after   2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone.
Edward L. Thompson

                Edward L. THOMPSON, 61, 606 South Bluff street, Monticello, died at 9 a.m. Saturday.  He was dead on arrival at White County Memorial hospital.  He had been ill several months.

                He was born Dec. 2, 1915 in Akron to John and Mamie WOOLPERT THOMPSON.  His second marriage was Sept. 19, 1969 to Dessie HUNT SPURLOCK, who survives.

                He was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Eagles lodge of Logansport.  He had lived in Monticello six years.  He also had lived in Akron and Logansport.  He was a carpenter.

                Services will be at the Miller-Voorhis funeral home in Monticello at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Glen CAMPBELL officiating.  Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Graveside rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron cemetery.

                Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Janet GEARHART, Corning, Ia.; two grandsons; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Byron THOMPSON, Akron; Norman THOMPSON, Roann, and Richard THOMPSON, Silver Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Helen HARTZLER, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Marjorie DAVIS, Bluffton.  A son, two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

 

Tuesday, February 1, 1977

 

James W. Reser

                Word has been received of the death of James W. “Bud” RESER, Levittown, Long Island, N.Y., Monday morning.  Mr. Reser was the brother of Charles W. RESER, 1300 Washington street.

                Services are pending at Tynelawn national cemetery, Long Island, N.Y.  Burial will be Thursday.

 

Wednesday, February 2, 1977

 

Pearl L. Bodey

                Mrs. Pearl L. BODEY, 87, Argos, died suddenly at her home Tuesday morning.

                Mrs. Bodey was born May 17, 1889 at Maxinkuckee to Charles and Ardella FLAGG LOWMAN and had lived in the Argos area all her life.  Her first marriage was to Raymond BODEY in 1941; he died in 1973.  She was a former clerk-treasurer of the town of Argos, serving two twems from 1948 to 1956.  She also had been an employee of Schoonover’s department store.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, the United Methodist Women and was a Gold Star Mother of World War II.

                Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) REED, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Pansie) DAY, Plymouth; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Two sons, John Charles MITCHELL and Robert L. MITCHELL, preceded in death.

                Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m.
Thomas Daniels

                Word has been received of the death of Thomas DANIELS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday afternoon.  Mr. Daniels was a former resident of Rochester.

                He is survived by his wife, Jeannette [DANIELS], and four married children and their families.

                Services will be Saturday morning at Marshall, Mich.

 

Thursday, February 3, 1977

 

William W. Anderson

                William W. ANDERSON, 89, former Culver resident, died Wednesday a 1:15 p.m. in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Peru following an extended illness.

                He was born Sept. 4, 1887 at Georgetown, Ill.  A longtime resident of the Culver area, he had operated a boat livery on Lake Maxinkuckee.  He was retired from Culver Military Academy.  He was a member of the Culver American Legion Post and a veteran of World War 1.

                Surviving are one son, William F. ANDERSON, Guntersville, Ala., and two grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver.  The Rev. Thomas FRENCH will officiate.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Lois A. Zumbaugh

                Mrs. Lois A. ZUMBAUGH, 82, Plymouth, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at her home following a nine-month illness.

                Mrs. Zumbaugh was born Nov. 12, 1894 at Argos to Charles and Ella GRAHAM McWHORTER.  She married Harry ZUMBAUGH in 1914; he died in 1967.  She attended the First Baptist churches at Plymouth and Argos.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Allelene) SALLEE, Plymouth; a son, Leonard ZUMBAUGH, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Karl LUTY, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

 

Ruby Engle

                Mrs. Ruby ENGLE, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 8:50 a.m. today at the Kosciusko community hospital where she had been a patient four weeks.

                Mrs. Engle was born July 3, 1907 at Leesburg to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel BOONE and had lived in Akron all her life.  She married Pierce ENGLE in 1952; he survives.  She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Rochester.

                Surviving are a brother, Alfred BOONE, Walnut; a sister, Mrs. Don (Violet) LYNCH, Warsaw, and five grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with Speaker Davie WEINZ officiating.  Burial will be at Nichols cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Friday, February 4, 1977

 

Donald L. Curry

                Donald L. CURRY, 40, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at the Argos clinic.  Mr. Curry had been shoveling snow at his home, then became ill on his way to work and went to the clinic where he died of a massive coronary occlusion.

                Mr. Curry was born April 1, 1936 at LaCrosse to Clement and Venita SINK CURRY.  He married Nila HITZ in 1961; she survives.  He had been employed by Thermogas company for 22 years and for the past seven years was manager of the Plymouth plant and office.  He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, a member and past president of the Argos Lions, member and director of the Plymouth Area Chamber of commerce and served two years in the Army.

                Surviving with Mrs. Curry are three children, Brenda, Julie and Michael [CURRY], all at home; the mother, Mrs. Clement Curry, LaPorte; five sisters, Mrs. Phyllis RANSOM, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Margaret BUNN, Churubusco; Mrs. Nancy GAKLE, Mrs. Roslyn COOLEY and Mrs. Marilyn NICHOLS, all of LaPorte; six brothers, George, Howard, Lloyd and Paul [CURRY], all of LaPorte; twin brother Donzal [CURRY], Alexandria, Va., and Ronald [CURRY], Fort Wayne.  Two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Argos United Methodist church with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at the church Sunday for one hour before services.

 

Dorothy E. Rodgers

                Mrs. Dorothy E. RODGERS, 72, 19861 Ruth avenue, South Bend, died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend St. Joseph hospital.

                She was born Dec. 18, 1904 in Fulton county and moved to South Bend from Rochester in 1925.  She was married Nov. 27, 1929 to John R. RODGERS, who survives.

                Also surviving are two nephews, Carl VEDDER, Fort Wayne, and Eugene VEDDER, Rochester; two nieces, Mrs. Helen RABER, Macy, and Mrs. Phyllis HINKLE, Logansport.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Our Redeemer Lutheran church at South Bend with the Rev. Edmund A. PETERS officiating.  Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oceola.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m. at the Forest G. Hay and Sons funeral home, 1201 South Michigan street, South Bend.

 

Lois A. Zumbaugh

                Services for Mrs. Lois A. ZUMBAUGH, 82, who died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Ruby Engle

                Calling hours for Mrs. Ruby ENGLE, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Friday, will be after 2 p.m. today and on Saturday until the hour of services, 1:30 p.m., at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.  Also among the survivors are four great-grandchildren.

 

Thomas Daniels

                Funeral services for Thomas DANIELS, 63, who died Tuesday afternoon in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Court and Putman funeral home, Marshall, Mich.

 

Saturday, February 5, 1977

 

Jason Earnest Horn

                Jason Earnest HORN, six months, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died Friday at 6 a.m. at Riley hospital, Indianapolis.

                Jason was born July 30 at Logansport to Larry and Peggy WILHELM HORN.

                Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Betty and Beth [HORN], both at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Earnest HORN, R.R. 2, Kewanna; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth WILHELM, Logansport; the maternal great-grandparentsw, Mr. and Mrs. John REESER, Logansport, and uncles and aunts.

                Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Metea cemetery with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be at the Metea cemetery.  Arrangements are being made by the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.

 

Monday, February 7, 1977

 

Lester B. Large

                Lester B. LARGE, 64, LaPorte, died Friday at 4:45 p.m. at his home following a sudden illness.

                Mr. Large was born Aug. 10, 1912, at Leiters Ford and had lived in LaPorte since 1943.  He was a retired employee of the Bastian Morley corporation, LaPorte.

                Surviving are his wife, Ethyl LARGE; two sons, Robert and James OVERMYER, both of LaPorte; a daughter, Mrs. Rae Ann CRUTCHFIELD, LaPorte; three brothers, Alfred [LARGE], Culver; Orville [LARGE], Monterey, and Delbert [LARGE], Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Juanita HICKS, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Jane SHRIVER, Argos, and Mrs. Susan KUIPER, Kalamazoo, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

                Services were to be today at 1 p.m. at the Haverstock funeral home, LaPorte, with the Rev. Gene FLICKINGER officiating.  Burial was to be in the Pine Lake cemetery.

 

Mrs. Charles Fields

                Interment rites for Mrs. Charles FIELDS, 91, who died Jan. 26 in Tipton, will be at      1 p.m. Tuesday at the Reichter cemetery.  Mrs. Fields was a former Fulton county resident.

                Among the survivors are two sons, Landis FIELDS and the Rev. Charles FIELDS, both of Tipton.

                The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of local arrangements.
John R. Orintas

                John R. ORINTAS, 44, Waterbury, Conn., brother of Robert F. ORINTAS, a former resident of Rochester, died unexpectedly at his home at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

                Mr. Orintas is survived by his wife, Barbara [ORINTAS]; one son, Mark [ORINTAS]; one daughter, Michele [ORINTAS]; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John ORINTAS Sr., and the brother, Robert, all of Waterbury, Conn.

                Services will be Tuesday morning at the St. Joseph’s Church, Waterbury, Conn.

 

Tuesday, February 8, 1977

 

Bert Rickel

                William Bert RICKEL, 92, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Monday at 8 p.m. at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.

                He was born March 1, 1884 near Beaver Dam to Reason and Sarah WARREN RICKEL and had lived most of his life in the Beaver Dam-Burket-Palestine areas.  He was married to Minnie D. LINN on Oct. 24, 1903; she preceded in death.  He was married to Mabel DORAN on Nov. 6, 1941; she survives.  He was a farmer and a carpenter and was a member of the Burket United Methodist church.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Hugh [RICKEL], R.R. 1, Mentone; two daughters, Blanche BAIR, R.R. 5, Warsaw, and Mildred HARTMAN, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday after 2 p.m.

 

Wednesday, February 9, 1977

 

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Thursday, February 10, 1977

 

Cecil M. Dausman

                Mrs. Cecil M. DAUSMAN, 92, 1100 Washington street, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at her home.  She had been in failing health for several months.

                Mrs. Dausman was born Sept. 4, 1884, in Kosciusko county to Joseph and Lucinda WHITEHEAD HANEY and had lived here four years moving from Arlinton Heights, Ill.  She married Bert E. DAUSMAN in 1901; he died in 1951           .

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy PIPPENGER, 1100 Washington street, Rochester; Mrs. Helen PERKINS, Lamberville, Mich., and Mrs. Trella STRAKA, Nappanee; a son, Raymond H. DAUSMAN, Harvey, Ill.; ten grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

                Private services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Baintertown cemetery near New Paris.
Charles Patterson

                Word has been received of the death of Charles PATTERSON, brother-in-law of Mrs. James (Betty) GILLILAND, Rochester.  He died at St. Joseph hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Surviving is his wife, Nina HORTON PATTERSON.

                Arrangements are being handled by the Fenn funeral home, Kokomo.  Friends may call Friday.  Burial will be at Peru Saturday.

 

Friday, February 11, 1977

 

Louis Muller

                Mr. Louis MULLER, 73, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Wednesday at Jensen Beach, Fla.

                Mr. Muller was born Jan. 13, 1903 at Newark, N.J.  He married Laura McCUTHEAN Feb. 25, 1927.  He was graduated from Purdue university in engineering in 1926 and was employed as Chief Engineer for Linde Air Products, Indianapolis, until 1950.  In 1950 he took an early retirement and moved to Lake Manitou where he and his wife operated Manitou Gardens and Orchards.  He was a member of the Rochester Lions club and attended the Grace United Methodist church.

                Surviving with Mrs. Muller are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Jean) WARD, R.R. 6, Crawfordsville; two grandchildren, Richard and Nancy WARD, and a brother, Wilbur MULLER, Coral Gables, Fla.

                Services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Meyer funeral home, Evansville, with the Rev. Robert SHARP officiating.  Burial will be at the Bluegrass cemetery, near Evansville.  Friends may call from 6 to 10 p.m. today.

 

Richard H. Mills

                Richard H. MILLS, 62, R.R. 1, Lake Bruce, died at 12:57 a.m. Friday at the Pulaski memorial hospital.

                Mr. Mills was born Aug. 11, 1914, at Peru to Ben and Maude STINSON MILLS.  He married Mary SULLIVAN in 1936; she survives.  He worked for 10 years as a buyer and relocater for the Indiana department of natural resources and was the owner of the Kewanna garage for nine years.  He was a member of the Evergreen Masonic Lodge 713, Indianapolis, and the Lake Bruce association.

                Surviving with Mrs. Mills are two sons, Richard A. MILLS, Kokomo, and Bruce B. MILLS, Carmel; three sisters, Audrey BLUE, Mrs. Ruth KURZ, and Mrs. Bess SCHENKL, all of Lake Bruce; a brother, Carl [MILLS], Peru, and six grandchildren.  Five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery where Masonic rites will be performed.  Friends may call Saturday after 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 12, 1977

 

Neva Kindig Studebaker

                Mrs. Neva (PERSONETT) KINDIG STUDEBAKER, 78, 1227 Wabash avenue, died Thursday morning at her home following a six-month illness.

                Mrs. Studebaker was born July 27, 1898, near Akron to Richard N. and Loma ARTER PERSONETT and had lived in Rochester 12 years, moving here from Akron.  Her first marriage was to Vernon A. KINDIG in 1921; he died in 1941.  She married Esta N. STUDEBAKER in 1958; he died in 1964.  She attended the Rochester church of God and was a member of the Senior Citizens club.

                Surviving are a son, Robert KINDIG, Elkhart; two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Helen) CHAPMAN, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Richard (Marglee) GREER, Rochester; three granddaughters, Sandra CHAPMAN, Mishawaka; Mrs. George (Jarris) STRICKLAND, Lima, O., and Beth Ann KINDIG, Elkhart; three grandsons, Dr. John KINDIG, Indianapolis; David CHAPMAN, Mishawaka, and Rick GREER, Rochester.  Two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday and until services Monday.

 

Penni Peltz

                Penni PELTZ, 14, R.R. 1, Argos, died suddenly at 3:10 Friday at her home.  She had been ill nine years with muscular dystrophy.

                Penni was born Aug. 31, 1962, at Argos to Richard and Leora WHEAT PELTZ, and had lived at Argos all her life.  She attended Argos community schools until two years ago.

                Surviving are her mother and three brothers, Steven and Mark [PELTZ], at home, and Brad [PELTZ], Argos.  Her father preceded in death.

                Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Pastor David W. WEINZ officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, February 14, 1977

 

Marie Rentschler

                Marie RENTSCHLER, 80, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor nursing home.  She had been ill for six months.

                Mrs. Rentschler was born Aug. 10, 1896, at Hoopston, Ill., to James and Kitturah RAY DICE and had lived in Fulton county most of her life.  She married Robert L. RENTSCHLER at Michigan City in 1916; he died in 1966.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

                Surviving are a son, Howard C. RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Ben (Rhea) DILL, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Rene RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; a great-grandson, Terry LAWSON, R.R. 6, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Isaac (Cecelia) LOWE, R.R. 1, Macy; a brother, Glen DICE, Fulton, and several nieces and nephews.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m.
Milton C. Deering

                Milton C. DEERING, 66, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Sunday at 8 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Friday.  Death was attributed to pneumonia.

                Mr. Deering was born Dec. 24, 1909 in Morganfield, Ky., the son of Robert and Kate DEERING.  His marriage was to Ruth PHILLIPS Jan. 18, 1931.  She survives.

                Mr. Deering lived most of his life in the Carmel area, moving to Rochester in 1967.  He owned and operated a drycleaning business in Westfield until his retirement in 1969.  He was a musician and at one time was a member of the “Hoosier Hot Shots” musical group.  He was a member of the Rochester Elks lodge, Ancient Landmarks Order of the Masonic lodge and the Methodist church in Westfield.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Jack GARDNER, Westfield; Mrs. Will (Lana) WILSON, Westfield, Mrs. Nancy BOND, Tucson, Ariz., and Debbie DEERING, Indianapolis; nine sons, James. David and Ben [DEERING], all of Carmel, Robert and Jan [DEERING], both of Westfield, Milton [DEERING], Plymouth, Dick [DEERING], of Martinsville, John [DEERING], Indianapolis, and Matthew [DEERING], Muncie; twenty-three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Ruth LOVELACE, Carmel.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Smith funeral home in Carmel.  Burial will be in the Carmel cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Tuesday, February 15, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, February 16, 1977

 

Arnold M. Lake

                Arnold M. LAKE, 85, South Bend, died at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, two hours after being admitted.  He had been ill three months.

                Mr. Lake was born March 25, 1891, near Argos to Jasper and Laura PRICE LAKE and had lived in South Bend 50 years.  He married Lulu STEVENSON in 1915; she died in 1971.  He had retired as a carpenter for Hay-Weaver Construction and was a member of the First Brethren church, South Bend.  He built steam equipment as a hobby.

                Surviving are a son, Marquis LAKE, South Bend; a brother, William LAKE, R.R. 4, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Orley ZERBE, South Bend; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

                Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev,  P. Keith BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos.  Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m.
Kenneth L. Kreiger

                Kenneth L. KREIGER, 69, Argos, died at 10:15 p.m.Tuesday at the Community general hospital, Dade City, Fla., where he had been spending the winter.

                Mr. Kreiger was born June 9, 1907, in Pennsylvania.  He married Isobel STOLTZ in 1938; she survives.  He was a retired iron worker and a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.

                Surviving with Mrs. Kreiger are a son, Quinn KREIGER, Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Reba SAEGEL, Dearfield, Penn., and three grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ralph WESTHAVER and the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call Friday after 4 p.m.

 

Donald F. Boggess

                Donald F. BOGGESS, 1216 Franklin avenue, died at 7:50 a.m. today at Memorial hospital, South Bend.  Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Thursday, February 17, 1977

 

Donald F. Boggess

                Services for Donald F. “Bus” BOGGESS, 72, 1216 Franklin avenue, who died Wednesday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The I.O.O.F. will conduct memorials ervices tonight at 7 o’clock.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

                Mr. Boggess was born Nov. 11, 1904, at Rochester to Fred and Elma Dell CARTER BOGGESS and had lived here all his life.  He married Florence E. HUNTER in 1926; she survives.  He was retired from the Indiana State Highway Department, Plymouth division, and was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge 47.

                Surviving with Mrs. Boggess are two nephews, Fred KERN, Upland, and Jack KERN, Kokomo.  A daughter, Mary Ann [BOGGESS], a sister and a brother preceded in death.

 

Estel C. Scott

                Estel C. SCOTT, 51, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 2 a.m. today at the Kosciusko community hospital.

                Mr. Scott was born May 27, 1925 at Warsaw to Floyd E. and Esther M. ERVIN SCOTT and had lived in the Palestine area all his life.  He married Lula J. RAGON in 1946.  He was employed by the K. and H. Distributing Company, Warsaw, and was a member of the Warsaw VFW and a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are his parents; three sons, Ronald E. and Donald L. [SCOTT], both of Palestine, and Thomas D. [SCOTT], LaPorte; a brother, James [SCOTT], Palestine, and six grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call Friday after 2 p.m.
Friday, February 18, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, February 19, 1977

 

Harry Funnell

                Harry FUNNELL, 71, 1031 East Ninth street, died this morning at his home.  He formerly lived in the Beaver Dam community.  Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

 

Monday, February 21, 1977

 

Harry Funnell

                Services for Harry E. FUNNELL, 71, 1031 East Ninth street, who died Saturday at his home, were to be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating.  Burial was at the Akron cemetery.

                Mr. Funnell was born Sept. 9, 1905 in Henry township to Richard and Anna NICODEMUS FUNNELL and had lived in Rocheser four months.  He moved to Rochester from Mentone where he had lived 13 years.  He married Viola SWICK in 1928; she survives.  He was a retired punch press operator for the Oliver Corporation, South Bend.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Wanda Mae) FULTZ, South Bend, and Mrs. William (Ladonna) ENYEART, Loveland, O.; a son, G. Wayne FUNNELL, Fort Wayne; a half-brother, Cecil NICODEMUS, Rochester, and six grandchildren.  A half-brother preceded him in death.

 

Edward A. Kuehl

                Last rites were held this morning at the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill for Edward A. KUEHL, 70, Star City, who died Friday at 4:50 p.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.  He had been ill for a year.

                Mr. Kuehl’s first marriage was in 1930 to Mary SHEPLER, who died in 1970.  His second marriage was in 1971 to May BLINN HEATER, who survives, along with a son, Ronald KUEHL, Rochester; a stepson, Thomas BLINN, two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

                Burial was at Metzger cemetery in Miami county.

 

Tuesday, February 22, 1977

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, February 23, 1977

 

Frank T. Cumberland

                Frank T. CUMBERLAND, 61, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at his farm in a farming accident.

                Mr. Cumberland was born Jan. 9, 1916 at Peru to Walter E. and Blanche HANSON CUMBERLAND and had lived in the Beaver Dam area most of his life.  He married Dorothy M. RING in 1941; she survives.  He was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church, Associate Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, Mentone, a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, and a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with Mrs. Cumberland are a daughter, Ruth Jean HINTON, Fort Wayne; seven brothers, Paul and Loren [CUMBERLAND], R.R. 1, Claypool; Walter G. [CUMBERLAND], Glendora, Calif.; Vernon and Eldon [CUMBERLAND0, Akron; Warren [CUMBERLAND, Bourbon, and George [CUMBERLAND], Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Eldon (Mary) HORN, Warsaw, and two granddaughters.  Two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Dam United Methodist church with the Rev. Don HOCHSTETTLER officiating.  Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery.  Masonic and O.E.S. services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home, Mentone.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday after 2 p.m.

 

Merrill M. King

                Merrill M. KING, 78, Peru, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday at his home.

                Mr. King was born Sept. 4, 1898 at Peru and had lived there all his life.  He was a semi-retired plant engineer for Hausske-Harlen Manufacturing of Peru and was a member of the Peru Brethren church, past state officer of the Gideon International, chaplain of the local Gideon camp, trustee for the Miami county historical society, board member of the Peru Civic Center, and a member of the Indiana district of Brethren churches.

                Surviving are his wife, Josephine [KING]; a daughter, Wanita THEOBALD, Camdenton, Mo.; a son, Ross KING, Schererville; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. James MARSHALL officiating.  Burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Eleanor D. Denny

                Mrs. Eleanor E. DENNY, 86, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday at the Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been ill two years.

                Mrs. Denny was born Aug. 24, 1891 at Schenectady, N.Y., and had lived at Claypool for 20 years, moving there from Detroit.  She married Carter DENNY in 1935; he survives.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist church.

                Surviving with Mr. Denny are two sisters.

                Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m. and until services Friday.
Minnie M. Williamson

                Mrs. Minnie M. WILLIAMSON, 93, Burket, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw, where she had been a patient two years.

                Mrs. Williamson was born Jan. 7, 1884 at Sevastapol to Lyman L. and Mary MORGAN MOLLENHOUR and had lived all but eight years at Burket.  She married Ernest B. WILLIAMSON in 1904; he preceded in death.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist church.

                Surviving are a son, Porter B. [WILLIAMSON], Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Harve MOLLENHOUR, Dunnelton, Fla.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the King Memorial home, Mentone.  Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, February 24, 1977

 

Forrest Freese

                Forrest FREESE, 71, Leiters Ford, died at 4:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, where he was a patient for 10 days.  He had been seriously ill for three weeks.

                He was born Dec. 15, 1905 in West Township of Marshall county to Israel and Emma SHEELY FREESE.  He had lived at Leiters Ford since 1949, moving there from West township.  He was a farmer and a charter member of the Fulton County Historical Society.

                Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) WALTZ, Argos, Miss Jennie FREESE, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Donald (Edith) McCAN, Plymouth.  Five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the McElrath cemetery southwest of Plymouth.  Friends may call Sunday after 2 p.m. and on Monday until time of service.

 

Herbert Steele

                Herbert STEELE, 82, Akron, died at 12:05 a.m. today at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

 

Earl Besson

                Earl BESSON, 65, Mentone, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw.

                Mr. Besson was born Jan. 21, 1912, at Mentone to Charles W. and Bertha SHILLING BESSON and had lived in the area most of his life.  His first marriage was to Leona M. LEININGER in 1937; she died in 1939.  He then married Lela JULIAN in 1942; she survives.  He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.

                Ssurviving with Mrs. Besson are a son, Keith [BESSON], Zambia, Africa; a daughter, Mrs. William (Linda) COCHRAN, Mentone; four brothers, Everett [BESSON], Mentone; Dale and John [BESSON], Warsaw, and Paul [BESSON], Sydney; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) EATON, Mentone, and four grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with Brother Terry STOCKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call Friday after 2 p.m.
Friday, February 25, 1977

 

Donald D. Ross

                Donald Dewey ROSS, 79, 716 Fulton avenue, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Winona memorial hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient 1 1/2 weeks.

                Mr. Ross was born Feb. 11, 1898 at Rochester to Albert and Sarah FENIMORE ROSS and had lived here all his life.  He married Reva J. PERRY in 1925 at St. Joseph, Mich.; she died in 1966.  He was a retired Auto mechanic, a 50-year member of the F&AM lodge 79, the Scottish Rite of South Bend and the Murat Shrine Temple of Indianapolis.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rosanna R. ILER, Carmel; two sons, Richard P. [ROSS], Lafayette, and John L. [ROSS], Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Lee (Zorah) [SHARPE], Rochester; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until services.  Masonic services will be conducted Saturday at 7 p.m.

 

Herbert I. Steele

                Services for Herbert I. STEELE, 81, Akron, who died Thursday at his home, will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Siferd and Son funeral home, Lima, O., with the Rev. Nathan SMITH officiating.  Burial will be at the Memorial Park cemetery, Lima, O.

                Mr. Steele was born May 16, 1895, at Pleasant Mills to Ira and Olive WINANS STEELE and had lived in Akron five years, moving there from Rome City.  He married Mable STANDIFORD in 1932; she survives.  He was retired from the Pennsylvania railroad and had been the owner-operator of a garage and radiator shop in Saint Marys, O.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Rosalind) HOLSINGER, Sturgis, Mich.; two sons, Paul E. [STEELE], Saint Marys, O., and Lowell R. [STEELE], Lima, O.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Bess) SWALLOW, Lima, O., and Mrs. Kenneth (Wanda) GOODWIN, Toledo, O.; a step-son, Charles STANDIFORD, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Hope HOWARD, Kalamazoo, Mich.; fifteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  A brother, a sister and a son preceded in death.

 

Delta M. Emmons

                Mrs. Delta M. EMMONS, 88, Canterbury nursing home, died Thursday at Woodlawn hospital following an extended illness.

                Mrs. Emmons was born Nov. 16, 1888, in Kosciusko county to Phillip R. and Florence NELSON BRYANT and had lived all her life in the Fulton=Kosciusko county area.  She married Glen EMMONS in 1914 at Rochester; he died in 1961.

                Surviving are a nephew, David L. BRYANT, Akron; two nieces, Jean ELLIS, Akron, and Betty LANDIS, Leesburg.  Two infant children, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating.  Burial will be at the Nichols cemetery.  Friends may call Friday after 7 p.m. and Saturday until the hour of services.
Forrest Freese

                Calling hours at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Forrest FREESE, who died Thursday, will be after 2 p.m. Saturday and until the hour of services Sunday.  This is a change from the hours listed in The Sentinel Thursday.

 

Eunice M. Coplen

                Mrs. Eunice COPLEN, 87, former Rochester resident, died Thursday in Novato, Cal.

                Survivors include a son, Herman COPLEN, and a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Kathleen) MARTINKOVIC, California.

                Arrengements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

 

Saturday, February 26, 1977

 

Eunice M. Coplen

                Graveside rites for Eunice M. COPLEN, 86, Novato, Cal., a former Rochester resident who died Thursday at San Anselmo, Cal., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Sunday after 10:30 a.m.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

                Mrs. Coplen was born June 15, 1890, at Rochester to Martin L. and Cora Viola STAHL BARKMAN and moved from Rochester to California in 1962.  For many years she operated a tea room for special parties.  She was a member of the First Baptist church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a son, Herman COPLEN, Novato, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Kathleen) MARTINKOVAC, Lancaster, Cal.; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A son, Charles COPLEN, died in 1943.  Several relatives reside in the Rochester area.

 

Mildred C. Ireland

                Mildred C. IRELAND, 86, 1109 Pontiac street, died at 3 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital.

                Mrs. Ireland was born July 16, 1890, in Cass county to Clement and Martha Ann FOX ANDERSON and had lived in Rochester 7 1/2 years, moving here from Richland township.  She married Marion IRELAND in 1943 at Reno, Nev.; he survives.  She was a member of the First Brethren church and the Vashti chapter of Eastern Star at Mexico.

                Surviving with Mr. Ireland are a son, Medford Kyle NEWMAN Jr., Hobart; a sister, Mrs. Mable A. SMITH, Mexico; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A son, Clement NEWMAN, preceded in death.

                Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday after 2 p.m.  Eastern Star services will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Archie J. Wills

                Archie J. WILLS, 78, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died Friday at 8:50 p.m. at his residence.  Death was unexpected.

                Born March 30, 1898, at Lebanon, he was the son of Otis and Louella WILLS.  His marriage was March 6, 1921, at Grass Creek, to Mabel JONES, who died in 1967.  Mr. Wills was a retired roller with the U.S. Steel corporation in Gary and had been engaged in farming since 1942.

                He was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church and of the Roosevelt Masonic lodge in Gary.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. June UNDERWOOD, Valparaiso; a brother, Paul [WILLS], R.R. 2, Kewanna; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  One brother and two sisters preceded in death.

                Rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Raleigh WALKER officiating.  Masonic rites will be held at the chapel at 8 p.m. today.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  Burial will be in Grass Creek cemetery.

 

Monday, February 28, 1977

 

Glendolyn Bailey

                Mrs. Glendolyn T. BAILEY, 91, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru after an illness of two months.  She had resided the past several years at Merry Menor nursing home in Peru.

                Born Jan. 23, 1886, in Cass county, she had lived in Rochester until her marriage in 1909.  Her husband was the late Henry BAILEY, judge of the Miami circuit court in Peru.  Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Frank HOWELL of Logansport, her foster parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry BARNHART of Rochester.

                She was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Peru, and of the American Legion Auxiliary of Peru.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jane) TILLETT, Osceola; one granddaughter, Mrs. Ronald (Linda) KANE, Fremont; one great-grandson, Kevin KANE, Fremont, and two foster brothers, Hugh BARNHART, Rochester, and Dean BARNHART, Goshen.

                A prayer service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eikenberry funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Richard WYLIE officiating.  Contributions other than flowers should be made to the Peru First Presbyterian church.

 

Albert Brugh

                Word has been received of the death of Albert BRUGH, 70, Battle Creek, Mich., former Fulton county resident.

                Mr. Brugh was a graduate of Leiters Ford high school and was employed by the Michigan National bank, Battle Creek, for 45 years.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Donnabel) KLINE, and Mrs. Francis WALSH, both of Rochester, and a brother, Joe BRUGH, R.R. 4, Rochester.

                Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Farley funeral home, Battle Creek, Mich.
Bernice E. Pontious

                Bernice E. PONTIOUS, 75, R.R. 2, Macy at Gilead, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw, following a two-month illness.

                Mrs. Pontious was born Aug. 3, 1901 at Rochester to William and Eva KLISE WINES and had lived at Gilead 46 years, moving there from Rochester.  She married Clair PONTIOUS in 1923; he died in 1960.  She was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) WOOD, Gillett, Wisc., and Mrs. Donald (Sue) ROBERTSON, R.R. 1, Macy; a son, William [PONTIOUS], R.R. 2, Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Frances FOOR, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Rex (Jean) PERRY, Brownsville, Ore.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Richard HARTLEROAD officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of services Wednesday.

 

John W. Petrosky

                John W. PETROSKY, 76, Plymouth, died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient six years.

                Mr. Petrosky was born Oct. 8, 1900, at Wessington Springs, S.D., and had lived in Plymouth 27 years, moving there from Akron.  He married Alice CAP at Tabor, S.D., in 1926; she preceded in death.  He was retired from Montgomery Ward and was a member of the Saint Michaels Catholic church, Plymouth.

                Surviving are a son, Rudy PETROSKY, Akron; two brothers, Ed [PETROSKY], Rapid City, S.D., and Lawrence [PETROSKY], Wessington Springs, S.D.; four sisters, Mrs. Rose KING, Aladdin, Wyo.; Mrs. Eleanor THOMAS, Belle Fourche, S.D.; Mrs. Sophia MADDEN, Rapid City, S.D., and Mrs. Ann EDWARDS, Elmore, Minn.; three grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with Father Harold WELLER officiating.  Burial will be at the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call today after 4 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited tonight at 7 o’clock.

 

Cora A. Ewert

                Mrs. Cora A. EWERT, who observed her 100th birth anniversary last April 10, died this morning at 7:30 o’clock in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for one week.

                Mrs. Ewert was the mother of Mrs. Lisle (Ruth) KRIEGHBAUM of this city and had resided here the past six years.

                Born April 10, 1876, she was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth LANTIS FAHL. She was married to David Jacob EWERT, who died in 1950, and the couple spent most of their lives in Markle, Ind.

                Mrs. Ewert was a member of the Markle Church of the Brethren and of the WCTU.

                Also surviving are a son, Ross T. EWERT, Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildre.

                Rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Brethren in Markle, with burial in that city.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here after       2 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 1, 1977

 

D. Ward Polley

                D. Ward POLLEY, 45, 1029 Main street, died unexpectedly at noon Monday at his home.

                Mr. Polley was born June 20, 1931, at Plymouth to Edward and June FLETCHER POLLEY.  He had lived in Rochester all his life.  He married Donna J. JARRETTE Aug. 24, 1951, at Rochester; she survives.  He was the former distributor for Dean Foods, a member of the First United Presbyterian church, Elks and Moose lodges, and was a director of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Rochester water works board of trustees.  He graduated in 1949 from Rochester high school.  He was currently employed by Damas Ford.

                Surviving with the wife and parents are three daughters, Mrs. Pat (Susan) BARNETT, Rochesrter, and Margot and Lee Ann [POLLEY], at home, and a brother, Larry POLLEY, Lafayette.

                Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home wih the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the First United Presbyterian church or the Fulton County Historical Society.

 

Evelyn E. Horn

                Evelyn Eileen HORN, 58, Attica, died at 6:30 Monday, at the Community hospital, Williamsport, where she had been a patient one day.

                Mrs. Horn was born at Attica Sept. 12, 1918, to George and Ruth CADWALDER YARBOROUGH.  She married Robert U. HORN at Attica in 1942; he survives.  She was a graduate of Attica high school and was a member of the Attica First United Methodist church.

                Surviving with the mother and husband are a son, Michael HORN, Rochester; two sisters, Miss Bertha YARBOROUGH, Attica, and Mrs. Flora Alice BEST, Kankakee, Ill., and a brother, Don YARBOROUGH, Goodland.

                Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Dale Maus funeral home, Attica, with the Rev. Otis COLLIER and the Rev. Marvin JONES officiating.  Burial will be at the Riverside cemetery, Attica.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, March 2, 1977

 

Michael L. Wagoner

                Michael Lee WAGONER, son of Roger and Tonia MAWYER WAGONER, R.R. 1, Argos, was stillborn at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Cheri [WAGONER], at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Teena MAWYER, South Bend; the paternal great-grandfather, Henry MIDDAUGH, R.R. 1, Argos, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Amos WAGONER, Leiters Ford.

                Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery with the Rev. Ralph WESTAFER officiating.
Thursday, March 3, 1977

 

John M. Hinderlider

                Services were conducted Monday at the Frain funeral home in Winamac for John Martin HINDERLIDER, 94, former Winamac resident who died Friday.

                Mr. Hinderlider had resided in Indianapolis for the past 15 years.  He was the father of Mrs. Ruth BALDWIN, Rochester, and Raymond HINDERLIDER, Kewanna.

 

Friday, March 4, 1977

 

Howard F. Stoner

                Word has been received of the death of former Rochester resident Howard F. STONER, 66, Morrow Bay, Cal., Feb. 25.  Following cremation, military services were conducted at Arlington National cemetery, Washington, D.C., on March 2.

                Mr. Stoner was born Oct. 13, 1910 in Rochester to Norman R. and Mahala SEVERNS STONER.  He married Helen WITHERS at Groton, Conn., in 1936;  she survives.  He graduated from Rochester high school in 1928 and from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1932.  He received a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and retired from the U.S. Navy as a captain in the early 1960s.  He then taught at California State Polytechnic until 1974 when he retired.  He was a member of the Seafarers Masonic lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Elsworth (Lorena) PLUMP, Jacksonville, Fla., and Susan STONER, Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Howard [STONER] Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Mrs. Herold (Rosella) ROSS, Greencastle, and a brother, Robert STONER, Elgin, Ill.

 

Saturday, March 5, 1977

 

Velma V. Lease

                Mrs. Velma V. LEASE, 85, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital.

                Mrs. Lease was born July 6, 1891, at Lake Bruce to Jerome and Cora MYERS HARRIS.  She married Henry LEASE at Winamac in 1919; he died in 1959.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ, the Grass Creek United Methodist Ladies Aid, Fulton Order of Eastern Star, a charter member of the Fulton County Choral club, the Wayne Progressive home economics club, and a 50-year member of the Kewanna Rebekah lodge.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joyce MARTIN, R.R.1, Rochester; a son, Harris [LEASE], R.R. 2, Kewanna; four step-sons, Harry [LEASE], Seattle, Wash.; Howard [LEASE], Tustin, Cal.; Herrold [LEASE], R.R. 1, Rocheter, and Homer [LEASE], Beaverton, Ore; three brothers, George HARRIS, Indianapolis; Art HARRIS, South Bend, and Elmer [HARRIS], Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Tura MASON, Mishawaka, Mrs. Amy AKER, Pinkneyville, Ill., and Mrs. Addie CHAMBERS, Logan, Ut.; eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great=grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Raleigh WALKER officiating.  Burial will be at the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Eastern Star services will be conducted Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 7, 1977

 

Don E. Smiley

                Don E. SMILEY, 57, lifetime Rochester resident, died Sunday at 7 a.m. at his residence west of Rochester on R.R. 6, of a massive coronary attack.  Mr. Smiley had sustained a previous heart seizure seven years ago but had recovered and his death was unexpected.

                Mr. Smiley currently was employed as clerk at the Fulton County Highway Department, was a member of the Rocheter township advisory board and a director of the Fulton County Round Barn Fstival, being owner of one of the county’s round barns.

                He was a graduate of Rochester high school, where he was a starring member of the 1937 Zebra basketball team that advanced to the Final Four of the state tournament.  He went on to graduate from Ventura (Cal.) junior college.

                In 1962, Mr. Smiley helped found National Appaloosa Pony Inc., national registry for that animal breed, and had gained national prominence for his breeding of Appaloosas.  He formerly operated the group’s national office here and edited its monthly magazine.  He was serving as a director of the breeding association at the time of his death.

                Mr. Smiley served with the Navy during World War II, seeing duty in the African campaign and in the invasion of the Philippine islands.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church and was a volunteer umpire for the local youth baseball program.

                Born April 30, 1919, in this city, he was the son of Earl and Engrid HANSON SMILEY.  His marriage was in Rochester on Dec. 31, 1945, to Wilma I. WALTERS, who survives.

                Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Beth) WALDKOETTER, Dallas, Texas; one grandson, Aaron [WALDKOETTER]; his stepmother, Stelle SMILEY, this city; one sister, Mrs. Milo (Ruth) TULLIS, Wabash; four brothers, Ray and John [SMILEY], both of Rochester; Dale [SMILEY], Boston, Mass.; a twin brother, Dean [SMILEY], Terre Haute; a half-sister, Mrs. Larry (Terri) HOWDESHELL, Rochester; two step-sisters, Gladys SMILEY, Rochester, and Joyce TRUAX, Mosinee, Wisc.  Preceding in death were two brothers, George and Bob [SMILEY].

                Rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran church with Pastor Vernon KNIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to St. John’s Lutheran church or to the intensive coronary care unit at Woodlawn hospital.

 

Tuesday, Marcy 8, 1977

 

Alexandria Ninios

                Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Alexandria NINIOS, 61, South Bend, wife of Gust NINIOS, who was owner of the former Berghoff cafe, now a Trysting Place, at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at her residence following an extended illness.

                Mrs. Ninios was born June 10, 1915, at Davenport, Ia., and had lived in South Bend since 1940, moving there from Rochester.  She married Gust Ninios in 1938; he survives.  She was a past president of the Daughters of Penelope, and a member of St. Andrew’s church and the Hearing and Speech association.

                Surviving with Mr. Ninios are two sons, James [NINIOS], South Bend, and Phillip [NINIOS], chicago; a sister, Mrs. Irene BORN, Denver, and a brother, William KAGIN, Toledo.

                Services were conducted at the St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox church with the Rev. Constantine MATHEWS officiating.  Burial was in Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.
Gladys A. Alspach

                Mrs. Gladys Annabelle ALSPACH, 73, 308 Jefferson street, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one day.

                Mrs. Alspach was born Dec. 15, 1903, in Fulton county to Jesse and Harriett McCLURE SMITH and had lived in Rochester 10 years moving here from the Sturgis, Mich.-Mishawaka area where she had lived 40 years.  She married John “Jack” ALSPACH in 1922; he survives.

                Surviving with Mr. Alspach are a sister, Mrs. Lee (Irene) BECKER, Akron; a brother, Harold J. SMITH, Mishawaka; two nieces, Mrs. Larry (Donna) GEARHART, Fulton, and Mrs. David (Vicky) THORLA, South Bend; a nephew, David ALSPACH, Rochester; and seven great-nieces and nephews.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until services.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter.

 

Wednesday, March 9, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, March 10, 1977

 

Elmer Masterman

                Elmer MASTERMAN, 67, Argos, died unexpectedly at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Inverness hospital at Inverness, Fla.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.

                Mr. Masterman and his wife, Bernice, were vacationing at their winter home in Florida when he was stricken.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

                Mr. Masterman was born April 16, 1909 at Walkerton to Markus and Susie BARDEN MASTERMAN.  His first marriage was to Clara CULP.  She died in 1960.  His second marriage was to Bernice SANDERSON SHIVERS, who survives.

                A retired Argos businessman, he had owned and managed the Argos motel.  He had resided in the Argos community 30 years, moving from Polke township.  He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and past-chairman of the board of trustees of the church.

                Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Herman (Connie) TABOR, R.R. 5, Plymouth; Mrs. Alfred (Roxie) FENKNER, Kirkland, Wash.; Mrs. Joe (Barbara) YOCUM, Bremen; Mrs. Francis (Nancy) RYNEARSON, Columbus, O.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Gene (Sharon) GOOD, Kenton, O.; two step-sons, David SHIVERS, Argos; Michael MASTERMAN, ISU at Terre Haute; thee sisters, Mrs. Delta LONG and Mrs. Nell CULP, both of Walkerton; Mrs. Louella LAMBERT, North Liberty; two brothers, George MASTERMAN, South Bend, and Harry MASTERMAN, Walkerton.  One step-daughter Sheila KELLEY, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos United Methodist church with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Argos United Methodist church.
Friday, March 11, 1977

 

Veronica V. Bonnell and

Joyce A. Campbell

                Two Cass county women were killed and three children injured shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday when their rented airplane struck a tree and crashed into a field one-half mile north of the Fulton county airport, east of Rochester.  The crash occurred as the plane was attempting to land.

                The single-engine, four-place Piper Warrior plane crashed into a cornfield owned by Charles RAUSCHKE, R.R. 2, Rochester.  The cause of the crash is undetermined.  Officials of the Federal Aviation Agency were investigating the scene today.

                Killed instantly was the pilot, Mrs. Veronica V. BONNELL, 34.  One of her passengers, Mrs. Joyce A. CAMPBELL, 30, died at 5:52 o’clock in the emergency room of Woodlawn hospital.  Both women died from massive head and internal injuries.

                Injured, but reported in satisfactory condition today in Woodlawn hospital, were Mrs. Campbell’s daughter, Tina [CAMPBELL], 12, Mrs. Bonnell’s daughter, Annette [BONNELL], 14, and Mrs. Bonnell’s son, Daren [BONNELL], 6.

                All five are from Royal Center, where Mrs. Campbell was a member of the town board.

                Both women were pinned in the wreckage when rescuers arrived while the children were standing away from the plane, police said.  Mrs. Campbell was freed and rushed to Woodlawn hospital with the children.

                Mrs. Bonnell, who was the American Party candidate for state senator from District 18 (including Fulton county) last November, was pinned beneath the engine.  Authorities were unable to free her until about 5 o’clock.

                A wrecker, operated by Max SHULTZ of Shutz’s Body Shop, was hooked to the front of the plane while a tractor deiven by Rauschke was hooked to the rear to free Mrs. Bonnell’s body.

                The children all suffered multiple lacerations, abrasions and contusions, police said.

                Authorities said the plane, owned by the Logansport Flying Service, left Logansport shortly after 4 o’clock.  It is believed the group was coming to Rochester for dinner.

                According to witnesses, the plane made its landing apprach from the west, but began to drift northward.  The plane did not gain enough altitude to clear a tree which stands 45 feet north of the ConRail railroad tracks and it crashed into the field 246 feet from the tree.

                Investigating the tragedy were members of the Indiana state police, assisted by the Fulton county police department, the Rochester police and fire departments and the Kewanna fire department.

                The bodies of the two women were taken from Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Mrs. Bonnell.

                The last plane crash in Fulton county was Dec. 12, 1973, when two local men, Josief B. CARDONA and Robert R. BENECKI, were killed when their plane crashed east of the city.  In July, 1972, four Cincinnati natives were killed when their craft came down north of Kewanna.  In 1960, three men died when their plane crashed east of Rochester.
Margaret Neff

                Miss Margaret NEFF, 62, Argos librarian, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at her home.  She had been under a doctor’s care for a heart condition.

                Miss Neff was born April 30, 1912 at Argos to Victor and Myrtia COOKE NEFF and had lived in Argos all her life.  She graduated from Argos high school in 1930 and had been the Argos librarian 40 years.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the Association of Librarians of the State of Indiana.

                Surviving are a brother, Henry NEFF, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, March 12, 1977 to Monday, March 14, 1977

 

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Tuesday, March 15, 1977

 

Ethel M. Smith Burrell

                Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Mrs. Ethel Mae (LISTON) SMITH BURRELL, 89, El Paso, Texas, a former organist at Grace United Methodist church of Rochester.  Mrs. Burrell died at 5:10 p.m. Saturday in El Paso.

                The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate the cemetery rites.  Friends may call at the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

                Mrs. Burrell was born April 30, 1889 in Miami county to James and Viola SHAFFER LISTON.  She had lived in Rochester for many years and her father had owned and operated Liston’s grocery store in part of the building that now houses the Cook Brothers Furniture store.

                She was married in 1905 to Edward SMITH, who died in 1944.  In 1949 she was married to Frank BURRELL, who died in 1963.  She was a member of the El Paso, Texas United Methodist church.  Mrs. Burrell moved to El Paso from Logansport nine years ago.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Josephine FRASER, El Paso; a son, the Rev. H. Liston SMITH, Chaffee, Mo.; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Goldie P. Creek

                Goldie Pearl CREEK, 88, Fulton, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Canterbury nursing home.  She had been ill since December.

                Mrs. Creek was born Dec. 15, 1888, at Curtisville to James Franklin and Viola May GRIFFIN WATSON.  She had lived in Fulton eight years, moving there from Rochester.  She married Zepha Calmer CREEK in 1908; he died in 1964.  She was a restaurant employee and a member of the Nazarene church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Pauline) Van METER, Fulton; two grandchildren, Harold Van METER, Fostoria, O., and Mrs. Harvey (Mary Ellen) SLOAN, Clifton, Ariz., and five great-grandchildren.  A son, Gerald C. [CREEK], and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ira HOLT officiating.  Burial will be at Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Hazel M. Butterbaugh

                Mrs. Hazel M. BUTTERBAUGH, 80, Timbercrest Church of the Brethren home, North Manchester, died at 5:20 a.m. today at the Wabash county hospital.  She had been ill six weeks.

                Mrs. Butterbaugh was born March 26, 1896, in Kosciusko county to John Jr.. and Estella WARREN MILLER.  She married Ray H. BUTTERBAUGH in 1915; he died in 1974.  She was a member of the Old German Baptist church, North Manchester.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Edna Mae) SHEWMAN, Akron; Mrs. Ora (Eileen) BLOCHER, R.R. 2, North Manchester; Mrs. Keith (Cleo) WAGONER, R.R. 1, North Manchester, and Mrs. Eldon (Marianne) FRUITT, North Manchester; two sons, Leon BUTTERBAUGH, R.R. 2, North Manchester, and Bob BUTTERBAUGH, R.R. 1, North Manchester; fifteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Opal MILLER, Timbercrest Church of the Brethren home, North Manchester.

                Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Old German Baptist church, North Manchester, with Elder Dennis LANDIS officiating.  Burial will be at the Old German Baptist church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester, after 7 p.m. today.

 

Michael Austin Shidler

                Michael Austin SHIDLER, infant son of Jack and Victoria FAIR SHIDLER, Kewanna, died at 5 p.m. Monday at the Pulaski memorial hospital where he was born Sunday at 9 p.m.

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, Jack William [SHIDLER] Jr., at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold “Jack” SHIDLER, Winamac the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Joyce SHIDLER, Winamac the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Austin FAIR, Lake Bruce; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William BENSON, Bradenton, Fla., and aunts and uncles.  A sister preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lake Bruce cemetery with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, is handling arrangements.

 

Fern Zink

                Mrs. Fern E. ZINK, 81, Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday at the nursing home following a severe illness of six weeks.

                Mrs. Zink was born July 6, 1895 in Marshall county to Christopher and Martha Jane POWERS BENNETT.  She lived in Plymouth the past 20 years after moving from Argos where she was employed at Roy’s Dry Cleaners.

                Surviving are three sons, Audra [ZINK], R.R. 6, Plymouth; Francis [ZINK], R.R. 1, Culver, and Morris [ZINK], South Bend; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIAN officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 o’clock tonight and until time of services Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 1977

 

Billy J. Burkett

                Bill BURKETT, 41, R.R. 1, Akron, was killed today in a farm accident at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.
John W. Price

                John W. PRICE, 58, 315 East Sixth street, took his own life at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

                Mr. Price was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Fulton county to Guy and Rhoda O’CONNELL PRICE and had lived in Rochester all his life.  He married Ida E. FINGERLE in 1945 at Baltimore, Md.; she survives.  He was a self-employed carpenter and a veteran of World War II.

                Two brothers, Harold and Roy [PRICE], preceded in death.

                Graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

 

Thursday, March 17, 1977

 

Billy J. Burkett

                Billy J. BURKETT, 35, R.R. 1, Akron, was killed Wednesday morning when a tractor he was driving overturned on top of him.  The accident occurred about 10:45 o’clock on Burkett’s farm on County Road 150 South, four-tenths of a mile east of County Road 700 East.

                Fulton County Coroner Junior D. GOOD said death was instant, due to a crushed chest.

                County police said Burkett was living in Kokomo but had returned to the farm Wednesday morning with a friend, Robert J. FREIDLINE of Kokomo, to do some work.

                Freidline, who called police after the accident, said Burkett was driving the tractor up his lane to the barn when he attempted to make a left turn and the tractor rolled over, pinning Burkett beneath it.  The tractor was equipped with a front-end loader at the time of the accident.

                Mr. Burkett was born April 23, 1941, in Fulton county to Norman and Helen MILLER BURKETT and had lived in the Akron area all his life.  He married Bonnie CONRAD at Richland Center in 1961; she survives.  He was a farmer and also employed at Chrysler corporation, Kokomo.  He was a member of the Converse Church of Christ, the Swayzee Masonic lodge and the Independent Order of Forresters.

                Surviving with Mrs. Burkett are two daughters, Brenda Jo  and Beth Ann [BURKETT], both at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman BURKETT, Webster, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Jim (Marsha) ROBBINS, Elmyra, N.Y.; three brothers, David [BURKETT], Talma; Tom [BURKETT], Webster, Wis., and Richard [BURKETT], Fort Wayne.

                Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Athens United Methodist church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON and the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating.  Burial will be at the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and the church for one hour prior to services.

 

Blanche Bramlett

                Blanche BRAMLETT, 76, Canterbury Manor nursing home, died at 1:40 a.m. today at the nursing home.  She had been ill three months.

                Miss Bramlett was born April 3, 1900, at El Dorado, Ill., to George R. and Eliza BURNETT BRAMLETT and had lived in Rochester since 1975, moving here from Wheaton, Ill.  She was a retired school teacher, a member of the Geneva Road Baptist church, El Dorado, Ill., the Retired Teachers Association, the McKinley club, attended the First Baptist church, Rochester, and was a member of the Rochester Baptist Ladies Guild.

                Surviving are two brothers, Harold BRAMLETT, Detroit, Mich., and Kenneth BRAMLETT, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; a sister, Mrs Harry (Pauline) WALLACE, Rochester; a niece


 and three nephews.

                Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday (3 p.m. CST) at the Martin Chapel, El Dorado, Ill., with the Rev. William TOMBERLINE officiating.  Burial will be at the Wolf Creek cemetery, El Dorado, Ill.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today, and at the Martin chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and until services Saturday.

 

Friday, March 18, 1977 to Saturday, March 19, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, March 21, 1977

 

Bonnie L. Secor

                Mrs. Bonnie L. SECOR, 83, Palestine, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday at the Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been ill for several years.

                Mrs. Secor was born April 11, 1893 in South Carolina to William and Josephine BLACKWELL and had lived at Palestine since 1939 when she married R. Henry SECOR; he died in 1976.

                Surviving are a son, Dale H. [SECOR], Warsaw; five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Marie) BAUGHER, Warsaw; Mrs. Howard (Eva) LANDIS, Rochester; Mrs. Melvin (Naomi) CAIN, Mentone; Mrs. Robert (Esther) GINDLE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Mary Belle SELLERS, Palestine; a brother, Floyd BLACKWELL, Palestine; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m.

 

Alida R. Miller

                Miss Alida Rae MILLER, daughter of the late O. M. MILLER of Rochester, died Wednesday at her home in Spokane, Wash.  Surviving are two brothers, Allen MILLER, Spokane, and Donald MILLER, Douglasville, Ga.  Funeral services and burial were in Spokane.

 

Tuesday, March 22, 1977

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, March 23, 1977

 

Joe Ben Perez

                Joe Ben PEREZ, 44, 1516 Wallace avenue, a driver for the Metzger Trucking company of Silver Lake, was killed at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday when his empty cattle truck hit a bridge abutment on Interstate 80 at Mokena, Ill., near Joliet.

                Mokena firemen worked 45 minuts to free Perez’ body from the wreckage.  He was dead on arrival at the Silver Cross hospital in Joliet.

                Mr. Perez had lived in Rochester for 15 years, moving here from Salt Lake City, Utah.

                Born Feb. 7, 1933 in Mancose, Colo., he was the son of Joe and Sophia VIGIL PEREZ.  He was married Feb. 21, 1962 in Ogden, Utah to Martha M. WEIDNER, who survives.  He was a member of the Rochester First Assembly of God church.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters at home, Crysta and Rhonda [PEREZ]; three sons, Daniel [PEREZ], at home; Sgt. Joseph PEREZ, with the U.S. Army in Germany, and Joseph Ross PEREZ, Wichita, Kan.; a grandson, Christopher Michael PEREZ, Fort Wayne; the mother, Mrs. Sophia FRENCH, Cortez, Colo; three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Margaret) PICKLES, Cortez, Colo., and Mrs. Fred (Rose) POWELL and Mrs. Ray (Stella) QUINTANA, both of Ogden; seven brothers, Fidel [PEREZ], of Layton, Utah; Joe Gilbert and James [PEREZ], both of Durango, Colo.; Richard [PEREZ], Concord, Cal.; G. Vincent [PEREZ], Tustin, Cal.; John [PEREZ], Palo Alto, Cal., and Paul [PEREZ], Tippecanoe.

                Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

 

Thursday, March 24, 1977

 

Joe Ben Perez

                Services for Joe Ben PEREZ, 44, 1516 Wallace avenue, who was killed Tuesday morning when his truck hit a bridge abutment at Mokena, Ill., will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Clifton WILKINS will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.  Friends may call today from 3 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Jesse L. Osborn

                Jesse L. OSBORN, 70, former Argos resident, died Wednesday at the Porter memorial hospital, Valparaiso, following an extended illness.

                Mr. Osborn was born Feb. 3, 1907, at Ober to Jesse and Ona COX  OSBORN and lived in Argos 30 years before moving to Valparaiso four years ago.  He married Mary BREDEHOFT at Knox in 1927; she survives.  He was the owner and operator of the North End garage at Argos until his retirement in 1973.

                Surviving with Mrs. Osborn are five daughters, Mrs. Manfred (Luella) NORRIS, Kouts; Mrs. Stephen (Ilene) MILLER, Plymouth; Mrs. Claude (Glenda) CONLEY, Medaryville; Miss Rosemary OSBORN, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Thomas (Alice) SCHEETZ, South Bend; two sons, Lowell [OSBORN], Lafayette, and Marvin [OSBORN], Plymouth; five sisters, Mrs. Ota SUTTON, Tiosa; Mrs. Alta HOLLOWAY, LaPorte; Mrs. Vera NEHER, Rolling Prairie; Mrs. Lucy STOCKBERGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Laura DOEDON, Greenwood; twenty-five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Charles BROWNE officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call Friday after 2 p.m.


 

Friday, March 25, 1977

 

Vera Rogers

                Miss Vera ROGERS, 1217 Jefferson street, died unexpectedly at about 11:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a heart seizure.  Services are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

 

Mabel C. Greer

                Mrs. Mabel C. GREER, 77, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today at Chase Manor, Logansport.  She had been ill since November.

                Mrs. Greer was born May 18, 1899 at Eureka, Ill., to Mahlon and Ida TROWBRIDGE ZIEMS and had lived here 57 years, moving from Goodfield, Ill.  She married Ellis GREER March 23, 1937, at Warsaw; he survives.  She was a member of the Manitou Garden club, Reiter community club and the First Christian church, Rochester.

                Surviving with Mr. Greer are several cousins.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday after 2 p.m.   Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Gertrude M. Stahl

                Mrs. Gertrude M. STAHL, 80, R.R. 3, Macy, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at Canterbury nursing home where she had been a patient since November.

                Mrs. Stahl was born Sept. 10, 1896, at Macy to Albert and Ollie KINGERY SMITH and had lived at Macy all her life.  She married Joel R. STAHL at Peru in 1917; he died in 1975.  She was a member of the Macy Christian church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Abraham (Bertha Mae) HUFF, and Mrs. John (Opal Jean) PONTIUS, both of Macy; four sons, Richard and Raymond STAHL, both of Macy; Noble STAHL, LaPorte, and Wayne STAHL, Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Lola COLLINS, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Orvil (Edith) CUMBERLAND, Hernanco, Fla.; Mrs. Fred (Lucy) SEE, Macy, and Mrs. Sarah CHAPIN, Rochester; twenty-six grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and a brother, Harold SMITH, Hernando, Fla.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating.  Burial will be at the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Saturday, March 26, 1977

 

Everett B. Messer

                Everett B. MESSER, 64, Delong, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.

                The body will be removed from the Foster & Good funeral home to the Lane funeral home in Morehead, Ky., for services.
Vera Rogers

                Miss Vera ROGERS, 68, 1217 Jefferson street, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital shortly after admission of a coronary.

                Miss Rogers was born Oct. 8, 1908, near Akron to Walter and Cora GREGSON ROGERS and had lived in Fulton county all her life.  She was a former employee of Chamberlin Products, Akron, a member of the Hillcrest Baptist church and rcently was active with the Green Thumb Garden club and senior citizen volunteer work.

                Surviving are a brother, Harley ROGERS, Rochester; several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Clyde SPICE, Mrs. Joyce HARDACRE and Mrs. Ted FLOHR, all of Fulton county.

                Services will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Pastor Don REITER officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery near Akron.  Friends may call today after 2 p.m.

 

Goldia P. Bright

                Miss Goldia P. BRIGHT, 81, Rochester nursing home, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at the nursing home.  She had been ill several years.

                Miss Bright was born Aut. 8, 1895, in Kosciusko county to Frank and Rachael ADAMSON BRIGHT and had lived in the Akron area all her life.  She had been employed by the Akron Exchange State bank for 36 years and was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.

                Surviving are several cousins.  The parents and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday after 2:30 p.m. and Monday until the hour of services.

 

Monday, March 28, 1977

Lew B. Wallace

                Lew B. WALLACE, 74, R.R. 2, Bremen (Wyatt community), died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday at the Bremen Community hospital following a two-month illness.

                Mr. Wallace was born March 17, 1903, at Argos to John and Ada BOWEL WALLACE and had lived in the Bremen area 15 years, moving there from Mishawaka.  He married Mary APPLE in 1940; she survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with Mrs. Wallace are a brother, Reuben Clyde WALLACE, Placerville, Cal., and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Austin WALLACE, preceded in death.

                Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HUENI officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen cemetry.  Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m. and Wednesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Bremen Community hospital or to the Cancer Fund.
Tuesday, March 29, 1977

 

D. Eldon Smith

                D. Eldon SMITH, 53, Kewanna, member of the Kewanna Town Board, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at his home.

                Mr. Smith was born April 11, 1923, at South Bend to Don E. and Millie BAKER SMITH.  He married Joan STEVENS in 1949 at Knox; she survives.  He had been a plant supervisor for Universal Fire Apparatus of Logansport, was a member of the Church of Christ at Kewanna, the Kewanna Masonic lodge (of which he was a past secretary), the Kewanna library board and was a vetera of World War II.

                Surviving with Mrs. Smith are a daughter, Mrs. Gayle NEWTON, Indianapolis; a brother, Keith [SMITH], Kokomo, and two grandchildren. Two infant sons and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday after 2 p.m.

 

Raymond Burke

                Raymond BURKE, 65, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at his home.

                Mr. Burke was born May 11, 1911, at Riceville, Ky., to Jeff and Nancy HORN BURKE and had lived at Silver Lake 30 years, moving from Kentucky.  He married Leona HARMON in 1935; she survives.  He was retired from General Tire at Wabash, was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Gilead United Methodist church.

                Surviving with Mrs. Burke are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Velma) BAUGHER, R.R. 7, Warsaw, and Mrs. Donald (Brenda) HOFFMAN, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; four sisters, Mrs. Edith KELLEY, Warsaw; Mrs. W. E. (Shirley) CONLEY, Allegan, Mich.; Mrs. Flossie PATRICK, Betsy Lane, Ky., and Gladys PRESTON, Syracuse, and a granddaughter.  A son, James [BURKE], and five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services Thursday.

 

Wednesday, March 30, 1977

 

Paul E. Raderstorf

                Paul E. RADERSTORF, 53, Kewanna, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at his home.

                Mr. Raderstorf was born April 12, 1923, in Pulaski county to Riley and Rosella RADERSTORF.  He married Mary E. MOLLENCUPP EMMONS in 1955; she survives.  He was a laborer, a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, a member of the Catholic church and the Kewanna VFW.

                Surviving with Mrs. Raderstorf are a step-son, Gerald EMMONS, Kokomo; a step-daughter, Linda COLLINS, Rochester; two brothers, Robert [RADERSTORF], Winamac, and Donald [RADERSTORF], Logansport, and eight grandchildren.  A son and a daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Graveside military rites will be performed by the Kewanna VFW.
Thursday, March 31, 1977

 

Miriam J. Fletcher

                Miriam J. FLETCHER, 63, formerly of R.R. 1, Culver, died at her home in South Bend at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  She had been under a doctor’s care.

                Mrs. Fletcher was born June 26, 1913, at Chicago to William and Amanda BLAKE.  She married Floyd “C.D.” FLETCHER in 1965; he died in 1975.  She was an active citizen band radio enthusiast and answered to the handle of “Green Thumb.”

                Surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. Harold (Nancy) DITSCH, and Mrs. Judy COPPAGE, both of South Bend, and five grandchildren.

                Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call today after 2 p.m. and until the hour of services Friday.

 

Friday, April 1, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, April 2, 1977

 

Dale H. Bowyer

                A rural Akron man became Fulton county’s first traffic accident fatality of 1977 when he was killed in a collision of his pickup truck with a semi-rig at 3:42 a.m. today at U.S. 31 and Old 31 south of rochester.

                Dale H. BOWYER, 25, R.R. 1, Akron, was pronounced dead at the scene from a broken neck when his Datson pickup truck, which was crossing the southbound lane of U.S. 31, struck the semi-rig.

                County police said the Bowyer truck was southbound on Old U.S. 31 and had apparently stoped before crossing the northbound lane of U.S. 31.  BOWYER apparently did not see the semi-rig before pulling into the Southbound lane.

                The driver of the semi-rig, Robert L. CROSS, 47, New Albany, told police he was unable to avoid the collision.  The semi-rig is owned by Courier-Newsom Express of Lafayette.

                Damage was $1,200 to the pickup and $500 to the semi-rig.

                The fatality was the first at the intersection since the Rochester bypass ection of dual-laned U.S. 31 was opened on May 25, 1973.

                The last traffic fatality in Fulton county was last Oct. 28 when Rodney LEWIS, 16, R.R. 5, Rochester, died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash two days earlier.  Alan BLUE, 19, Mentone, also died from injuries sustained in that crash - on Ind. 25 at County Road 100 South.

                Mr. Bowyer was born July 1, 1951 at Logansport to William and Florien MAPES BOWYER.  He was married July 16, 1969 in Akron to Lana MORRIS; she survives.  He was employed at Allis-Chalmers in LaPorte and had served three years in the U.S. Army.  He had lived at R.R. 1, Akron for one year.

                Surviving with Mrs. Bowyer are a daughter, Laurie [BOWYER], and a son, Dale [BOWYER] Jr., both at home; the father, William B. BOWYER, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice (Joann) COHAGAN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Janice GUSTOFSON, South Bend; four brothers, Wayne [BOWYER], in the U.S. Army in North Caroline; Tim [BOWYER], Kewanna, and Dan and Dave [BOWYER], both of Logansport.  Preceding in death were the mother and two brothers.


 

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday and until the time of services Tuesday.

 

Monday, April 4, 1977

 

Timothy P. Curran

                Timothy P. CURRAN, 16, R.R. 6, West Ninth street, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital from injuries sustained when he fell from the hood of a moving car last Monday night.

                Curran never regained consciousness after he sustained severe head injuries in the fall from the hood of a car driven by Charles P. JOHNSON, 17, 1221 Jackson boulevard, at 9:36 o’clock at Monroe and 10th streets.

                The yourh’s death was the first on a Rochester street since four persons were killed Jan. 23, 1972, when their car was struck by an Erie-Lackawanna train at the Jefferson street crossing.

                Curran’s death increased the 1977 Fulton county traffic toll to two, two more than at this time last year.  Dale H. BOWYER, 25, R.R. 1, Akron, became the county’s first 1977 traffic victim last Saturday morning when he was killed in a collision of his pickup truck and a semi-rig at U.S. 31 and Old U.S. 31.

                Timothy P. Curran was born July 25, 1960 in South Bend to Michael and Marilyn JOHNSON CURRAN.  He had lived in Rochester for 12 years.  He was a junior at Rochester high school, a member of the Manitous singing group, the RHS choir and Tri Epsilon drama club.

                He is survived by his parents; a sister, Colleen Marie [CURRAN], and a brother, Kevin Michael [CURRAN], both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Paul JOHNSON, South Bend, and several aunts and uncles.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Father FITZGERALD of Notre Dame officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call between 2 and 9 p.m. today and until the time of services Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Manitous singing group or the RHS concert choir.

 

Delbert Allen

                Delbert “Deb” ALLEN, 66, former Rochester area resident, died at 11:42 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis.  At the time of his death he was a residet of Kokomo.

                Mr. Allen was born at Washington, Feb. 12, 1911 and married Ruby HERRELL in 1932; she survives.  Before his retirement he was a foreman at Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Kokomo.

                Surviving with Mrs. Allen are a daughter, Mrs. Patricia WARRUM, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; three brothers, and five sisters.

                Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Eller’s chapel, Kokomo.  Burial will be in Sunset memory gardens, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, April 5, 1977 to Wednesday, April 6, 1977

 

[no obits]
Thursday, April 7, 1977

 

Jenny H. Biggs

                Mrs. Jenny H. BIGGS, 85, Battle Ground, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Americana Health Center, Lafayette.  She had been ill four months.

                Mrs. Biggs was born April 4, 1892, at Argos to Charles and Eva METHENY OLER and had moved to Battle Ground from Bremen in 1969.  She married Frank R. BIGGS at Sharpsville in 1943; he survives.  She was a member of the United Methodist church at Battle Ground and was a former member of the Bethel United Methodist church, Bremen.

                Surviving with Mr. Biggs are two sons, Devon [BIGGS], Lafayette, and Lamar [BIGGS], Battle Ground; a sister, Mrs. Edna SICKMILLER, Plymouth; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Paul ZIMMERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call Friday after 2 p.m. and until the hour of services Saturday.

 

Dora E. Murphy

                Mrs. Dora E. MURPHY, 89, R.R. 2, Etna Green, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw, where she had been a patient two weeks.

                She was born Feb. 2, 1888 in Richland township of Miami county to Franklin and Mary BERGER BERKHEISER.  She married Jan. 16, 1907 to James Oscar “Ott” MURPHY in Denver; he died in 1933.  She was employed at the McLoughlin garment factory in Peru and later the couple lived in Fort Wayne for 23 years before moving to Etna Green.  She was a member of the Fort Wayne First Baptist church.

                Surviving are two sons, Oren F. [MURPHY], R.R. 2, Etna Green, and James O. [MURPHY], Peru; two daughters, Alma R. MURPHY, R.R. 2, Etna Green, and Mrs. L. Faye LYNN, Bexley, O.; eleven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  A son, Ralph [MURPHY], of Angola, died in 1965.

                Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Phillip PHILLBROOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, April 8, 1977 to Saturday, April 9, 1977

 

[no obits]
Monday, April 11, 1977

 

Ernest Ervine

                Ernest IRVINE, 80, R.R. 2, Rochester, Lake Manitou, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at his home of a heart attack.  He had been ill several months.

                Mr. Irvine was born April 13, 1896, at Talma to Stephen Clinton and Sarah Catherine RICKEL IRVINE and had lived his entire life in Fulton county.  His first marriage was to Pearl Florence BIGGS in 1917; she died in 1956.  He married Helen WELLER TALBOTT in 1967; she survives.  He was retired from the Rochester Bridge Company and Rochester Metal products where he had been employed as a welder.

                Surviving with Mrs. Irvine are three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Florence) JEFFERIES, Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) WENTZEL, and Mrs. Benile (Merry) BERRY, all of Rochester; seven step-children, Kenneth TALBOTT, Elkhart; Ronald TALBOTT, Hinckley, O.; Gerald TALBOTT, Kewanna; James and Doyne TALBOTT, York, Penn.; Mrs. Eugene (Joan) RIFFLE, East Gary, and Mrs. Carl (Lois) MILLER, Rochester; three grandchildren, Edward and Ernest JEFFERIES, and William WENTZEL, all of Rochester; thirteen step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 1977 to Friday, April 15, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, April 16, 1977

 

Bertha Clark

                Mrs. Bertha CLARK, 85, R.R. 5, Rochester, died shortly after 9 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.  Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Monday, April 18, 1977

 

Bertha Clark

                Mrs. Bertha CLARK, 85, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn hospital.

                Mrs. Clark was born Aug. 10, 1891, in Newcastle township to Ancil and Margaret McINTIRE BRYANT and had lived in the area most of her life.  She married Thomas M. CLARK in 1911; he died in 1932.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. G. (Helen) ALBER, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Maurice (Elizabeth) ROGERS, R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandsons, Sidney ALBER, William L. ROGERS and Rickey L. ROGERS, all of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie CLARK, Warsaw; Mrs. Celia BIXLER, South  Bend; Mrs. Goldie O’CONNELL, Rochester, and Mrs. Eva LANDIS, Akron; nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services were to be today at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Clifton E. WILKINS officiating.  Burial was to be in Mentone cemetery.


Raymond E. Knicker

                Raymond E. KNICKER, 65, R.R. 3, Kewanna, was killed Sunday near Gainesville, Fla., when a trailer his car was pulling began swaying violently, causing the trailer and car to flip.  Mrs. Knicker, who was also in the car, was injured, but the extent of her injuries are not known.

                Mr. Knicker was born Aug. 15, 1911, at Centralia, Ill., to William Frederich and Maude E. ARNOLD KNICKER.  He was a retired contract trucker for the Hammond times newspaper.

                Arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

 

Frank L. Briney

                Frank L. “Ben” BRINEY, 81, 802 1/2 Main street, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at Memorial hospital, South Bend.  He had been ill since April 6.

                Mr. Briney was born March 18, 1896, in Richland township to Samuel and Elvira MUDGE BRINEY and had lived in the area all his life.  He was a retired laborer.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Emma SHIREMAN, and Mrs. Carrie HENDERSON, both of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Harold G. Harvey

                Harold G. HARVEY, 80, Decatur, Ind., died Saturday at 9:30 p.m. in the Veterans hospital in Marion where he had been a patient 18 months.

                A conservation officer in Fulton county in the late 1930s and 40s, Mr. Harvey assisted in organizing conservation clubs in this area and in Harrison county.

                He was born Aug. 7, 1897 at Kirklin to James and Zora GREGG HARVEY.  His marriage was to Francile BERGER on April 9, 1921.  A veteran of World War I, he was a retired employee of the General Electric company at Decatur.

                Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Dixie) ARVEN, Logansport, and Mrs. Jane LANDIS, Columbia City; two sons, Donald and Gary [HARVEY], both of Decatur.  Two sons and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Winteregg-Linn- Hagard funeral home in Decatur.  Burial will be in Decatur.

                               

Jessie E. Tullis

                Mrs. Jessie E. TULLIS, 90, Akron, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw.  She had been ill several years.

                She was born March 17, 1887 in Disko to Aaron and Elizabeth SHIPLEY LANDIS and had resided all her life in the Akron community.  She was married July 25, 1911 in Silver Lake to Percy V. TULLIS, who died in 1968.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews.  A son, Leon [TULLIS]; three sisters, and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Fred LANHOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services on Wednesday.
Alice L. Haines
      

                Miss Alice L. HAINES, 75, Mentone, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday while driving her car along U.S. 31 in Tipton county.  She was returning home from visiting her brother in Noblesville when she became ill.  Her car went across the median and the other lanes of the dual-lane highway and off the road.  Miss Haines had been under a doctor’s care.

                She was born Sept. 24, 1901 in Newcastle township to John and Ida COX HAINES and had lived all her life in the Talma and Mentone areas.  She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church and had been Sunday School pianist for over 50 years.  She was a home care nurse and companion in recent years for elderly persons.

                Surviving are the brother, Herman L. HAINES, Noblesville, and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in deth.

                Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery southwest of Mentone.  Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, April 20, 1977

 

Raymond A. Knicker

                Services for Raymond A. KNICKER, 65, R.R. 3, Kewanna, who was fatally injured in a traffic accident on U.S. 75 near Gainesville, Fla., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna.  The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

                Mr. Knicker died at 2 p.m. Sunday from injuries received at 10:30 a.m. that day when the trailer his car was pulling began to sway and caused both car and trailer to flip over.

                Born in Centralia, Ill., Aug. 15, 1911, he was the son of William Frederich and Maude ARNOLD KNICKER.  He was married Jan. 11, 1932 in Hammond to Nellie H. HIESTAND, who survives.  He was a retired contract trucker for The Hammond Times newspaper and was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Betty HICKLE, R.R. 1, Kewanna; a son, Robert [KNICKER], of Highland; a brother, Arnold [KNICKER], Sepulvada, Cal.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

 

Bessie Mae Bybee

                Bessie Mae BYBEE, 96, Mentone, died Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw, where she was a patient several days.  She had been in ill health about six months.  She was born Feb. 5, 1881 in Mentone to Ira B. and Lusina BAKER WERTENBERGER and had resided all her life in the Mentone area.  She was married March 14, 1901, to Addison BYBEE; he died Jan. 8, 1945.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and had been the Republican vice committeeman in Mentone from 1930 to 1960.  Surviving is a son, Sherman [BYBEE], Fort Wayne.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.


Lewis C. Wandary

                Lewis Charles WANDARY, 91, R.R. 1, Winamac, died at Pulaski County Memorial hospital at 4 a.m. today.  He had been a patient since April 4 and had been in failing health for a month.

                He was born Sept. 22, 1885 in Kouts to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WANDARY and had lived in Winamac for 53 years, moving there from Redkey.  He was married Aug. 10, 1907 in Kouts to Sylvia BEELE BERRIER, who died Oct. 1, 1943.  He was a retired foreman for the Pennsylvania railroad and a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran church in Winamac.

                Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Esther HAHNE, Rochester; Mrs. Clara HAHNE, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Lauramay KOEBCKE, Kewanna; Mrs. Catherine ASH, Winamac; Miss Betty WANDARY, Kokomo, and Mrs. Louise THOMPSON, Slater, Ia.; twelve grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, George WANDARY, Valparaiso, and four sisters, Mrs. Laura HAHNE, Storm Lake, Ia., and Mrs. Mary HORAK, Mrs. Martha FULFGIOF, and Mrs. Frances SHULTZ, all of Kouts.

                Services will be in St. Luke’s Lutheran church in Winamac Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard MILES officiating.  Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery at Kouts.  Friends may call at the Frain funeral home in Winamac after 1 p.m. Thursday and at the church after noon on Friday.

 

Thursday, April 21, 1977

 

Fred L. Strominger

                Fred L. STROMINGER, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at his home Monday.  He lived alone on the east shore of Lake Manitou and his death was not discovered until Wednesday.

                He was born April 10, 1902 in Peru to Louis and Ernestine STROMINGER and had lived at Lake Manitou since 1948, moving there from Peru.  He was married in 1924 to Elnora BROOKS, who died in 1959.  On Feb. 23, 1961 he was married to Margaret GILLILAND, who died Aug. 27, 1976.  He was a carpenter and sign painter and was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the Rochester Rotary club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Omer (Peggy) TORRENCE, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, Fred E. STROMINGER, Watertown, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Nick TORRENCE and Mrs. Carol PERDUE, both of Rochester, and Fred STROMINGER III, Watertown, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret MARSHALL, Frankfort, and Mrs. Wayne (Ernestine) ECKERT, Pleasant Lake, Ind.; a brother, Albert [STROMINGER], Dayton, O.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru.  Friends may call Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday until time of services.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Rotary nursing fund or the Manitou Training Center.
Paul D. Hall

                Paul D. HALL, 77, Argos, died at 7:42 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient three weeks.  He had been ill seven years.

                Mr. Hall was born Sept. 3, 1899, at Sidney to Alva and Isabelle FREEMAN HALL and had lived in Argos since 1943, moving there from Wanatah.  He married Irma GEISELMAN at Knox in 1932; she survives.  He retired in 1965 from the Norfolk and Western railroad where he had worked as a telegrapher or 45 years.  He was a member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers and the Transportation and Communications unions.

                Surviving with Mrs. Hall are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Jeanette) KING, Bourbon, and Mrs. George (Nancy) ALLISS, Anaheim, Cal.; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Wilbur WORKMAN, nephew of the deceased, officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall county.

 

Friday, April 22, 1977

 

Gladys C. Brandt

                Mrs. Gladys C. BRANDT, 57, R.R. 2, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 1:55 a.m. Friday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, following an eight-month illness.

                Mrs. Brandt was born July 13, 1919, at Perrysburg to Charles R. and Ethel May RABER KNAUFF and had lived here most of her life.  She married Kenneth E. BRANDT at Tucson, Ariz., in 1943; he survives.  She had received a B.S. degree from Purdue university and an M.S. degree from Ball State university and was teaching at North Miami elementary school at the time of her death.  Prior to that time she had taught for 30 years in the Rochester and Carmel schools.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian church, Tri Kappa sorority, Eastern Star 70, Delta Kappa Gamma, and organized the Rochester Welcome Wagon in 1952.

                Surviving with Mr. Brandt is a son, Kenn [BRANDT], Cincinnati; a brother, Marvin D. KNAUFF, North Manchester, and the father, of Perrysburg.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD and the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Zona E. Darr

                Mrs. Zona E. DARR, 92, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday at the Ridgedale nursing home in South Bend.  She had been ill for several years.

                She was born March 24, 1885 in Springfield, Ill., to Jack and Katherine WAHLEY STANER and had rsided all her married life in the Mentone area.  She was married to Otis J. DARR on Aug. 17, 1903; he died in 1970.  She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.

                Surviving are a son, Harold [DARR], Paxton, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) GEARHART and Mrs. Chester (Katherine) HESLER, both of South Bend; ten grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Gordin CHITTY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.


Edith Kelley

                Mrs. Edith KELLEY, 80, Warsaw, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient five days.  She had been ill three weeks.

                Mrs. Kelley was born Oct. 14, 1896, at Riceville, Ky., to Jeff and Nancy HORN BURKE and had lived in the Warsaw area since 1952, moving there from Kentucky.  She married Richard M. KELLEY in 1916; he died in 1944.  She was a member of the Baptist church, Ivyton, Ky.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lawson (Olga) STONE, Warsaw; Mrs. Ann BRANNUM, R.R. 1, Mentone; Mrs. Leonard (Louella) PETERS, Euclid, O., and Mrs. Richard (Janet) DEAFANBAUGH, Warsaw; a son Marvin [KELLEY], Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. W. E. (Shirley) CONLEY, Allegon, Mich.; Mrs. Flossie PATRICK, Betsy Lane, Ky., and Mrs. Gladys PRESTON, Syracuse; eight grandchildren; eight-great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.  Two daughters, three sons and six brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston funeral home, Paintsville, Ky.  Burial will be in the Ivyton cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 until 9 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, and Saturday from 2 until 9 p.m. at the Jones-Preston funeral home.

 

Marion J. Swartzell

                Marion J. SWARTZELL, 55, R.R. 1, Montrey, died at 2 a.m. Friday at his home following an extended illness.

                Mr. Swartzell was born Oct. 16, 1921, at Headlee to Clyde and Flora ABBOTT SWARTZELL and had lived in Monterey 45 years moving there from Royal Center.  He married Mary J. BENDER in 1946; she survives.  He was a member of Saint Anne’s Catholic church, Monterey, and the Holy Name Society, and was a veteran of World War II.  He had been a farmer and drove a school bus for 14 years.

                Surviving with Mrs. Swartzell are three daughers, Mrs. Larry (Delores) GALBREATH, Winamac, and Michelle and Mary [SWARTZELL], at home; five brothers, Ralph and Junior [SWARTZELL], both of Royal Center; Everett, Howard and James [SWARTZELL], all of Logansport; two grandsons.

                Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Anne’s Catholic church with the Rev. Paul WOHLWIND officiating.  Burial will be in Saint Peter’s cemetery, Winamac.  Graveside services will be conducted by the Monterey American Legion.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, Sunday after 2 p.m. and Monday after 2 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, April 25, 1977

 

Dianna Jean Geiger

                Dianna Jean GEIGER, daughter of Mary Lynn and Dennis GEIGER, R.R. 1, Culver, was stillborn at 6:56 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Leslie [GEIGER], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loren HISSONG, Argos; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max GEIGER, Culver, and the maternal great-grandfather, Frank COWEN, R.R. 1, Argos.

                Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. C. Thomas FRENCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by Grossman funeral home, Argos.
Larry E. Pierce

                Larry E. PIERCE, 36, Flanders, N.J., died Saturday at 3:25 p.m. following surgery.  His father was a former Rochester resident.

                Mr. Pierce married Gayle BOXGN at Johnstown, Pa., in 1965; she survives.  He was president of Store-Cast of America, a member of the Masonic lodge, and had been a lance corporal in the Marine Corps.

                Surviving are his mother and step-father, Pearl and Otis SAYGER, South Bend; two children, Kimberly Lynn and Larry Glen [PIERCE], both at home; a sister, Judith McCOSLIN, Mishawaka, and a half-sister, Crystal SAYGER, South Bend.

                Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Guysinger Colonial chapel, South Bend, with the Rev. Clyde STREETS officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic services will be conducted at the funeral home Tuesday at 7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 1977

 

Charles D. Delrymple

                Charles D. DELRYMPLE, 53, Burlington, died Monday at 4:20 p.m. in the St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo following an illness of one year.  Mr. Delrymple was the father of Bill DELRYMPLE of Rochester.

                Born Oct. 16, 1923 in Howard county, he was the son of John D. and Anna Susan ARRON DELRYMPLE.  A former resident of Burnettsville, he had resided in Burlington the past 13 years.  His marriage was Dec. 6, 1941 to Phyllis J. WILSON, who survives.  Mr. Delrymple was an employee of the Todd Hybrid Corn company of Burlington.  He was a member of the Burlington Faith Church of Christ.

                Surviving with the wife and son are four daughters, Vicki CLABORN and Mrs. Toni COLLINS, both of Burlington, and Debra and Tina [DELRYMPLE], both at home; another son, Randy [DELRYMPLE], at home; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary RORK, Kokomo; Mrs. Betty STAHL, Mellette, S.D., and Mrs. Norma Jean SHANKS, Lombard, Ill.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Neptune funeral home in Burlington.  Mr. Frankie PILLEY will officiate.  Burial will be in the Burlington cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 1977

 

Barbara Fear

                Mrs. Barbara FEAR, 49, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 1245 a.m. today at the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw, where she had been a patient three days.

                Mrs. Fear was born Aug. 17, 1927, at Akron, O., to Brian and Lura MORRETT MAYALL and had lived at Silver Lake 25 years, moving there from Ohio.  She married Thomas FEAR at Angola in 1954; he survives.

                Surviving with Mr. Fear are a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) MATHIAS, Akron; a son, Donald E. SAILORS, Wabash, and five grandchildren.

                Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m. and Friday until services.


Edward J. Lloyd

                Edward J. LLOYD, 76, former Argos resident, died at 1:30 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth.  He had been ill 2 1/2 yers.

                Born Jan. 18, 1901 in Amboy, he was the son of J.N. and Lillian CRANFORD LLOYD.  His marriagte was June 28, 1923 in Kewanna to Dorothy TROUTMAN; she survives.  He was a retired rural mail carrier and a member of the Argos United Methodist church, where he had served as choir director 12 years.  He was a member of the Marshall County Rural Mail Carriers association.

                Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Marsha Ann SINGS, Encino, Cal.; a son, Terry [LLOYD], of Cleveland, O.; six grandchildren; one brother, Dale [LLOYD], Monticello; one sister, Mrs. Pearl NORRIS, Sarasota, Fla.  One son preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos.  The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and until the time of services on Saturday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

George F. Bassler

                George F. BASSLER, 75, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at the University hospital in Indianapolis at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

                He was born June 27, 1901 in Cass county to Frederick and Bertha GANGWER BASSLER.  He was married to Helen H. CHERRY, Aug. 26, 1935 in Greensburg, Pa.; she survives.  He was a retired supervisor with the Davy Tree Expert company in Kent, O., with whom he had been employed for 35 years.  He was a member of the Royal Centre Masonic lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ann BECKER, Steger, Ill., and Mrs. Louise RATLEDGE, Maryville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary HORN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Bertha BECKHOLD, Mishawaka; a brother, Eddie [BASSLER], Macy, and three grandchildren.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Robert CAHOON officiating.  Burial will be i Metea Baptist church cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6:3- to 8:30 p.m.  Contributions in Mr. Bassler’s memory will be accepted to the Cancer Society.

 

Thursday, April 28, 1977

 

Bessie Truitt

                Mrs. Bessie TRUITT, 93, Peru, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Peru, following an extended illness.

                Mrs. Truitt was born May 5, 1883, at Ijamsville, Wabash county, to Mr. and Mrs. David KARNS.  She married Charles TRUITT in 1906; he died in 1935.  She was a member of the Parkview United Methodist church, Peru.

                Surviving are two sons, Robert E. TRUITT, Rochester, and William E. TRUITT, Peru; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

                Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. J. Robert CLARK officiating.  Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Orvan Floor

                Orvan FLOOR, 81, Akron, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Kosciusko community hospital following an illness of ten years.

                Mr. Floor was born Jan. 12, 1896, at Disko to Ezra and Maggie FLICKINGER FLOOR and had lived in the Akron area all his life.  He married Vera MARTIN in 1916 at Akron; she died in 1959.  He was retired from True Temper and from Sonoco Paper Products and was a member of the Bible Way Apostolic church, Nappanee.

                Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Phyllis) MUNSON, Warsaw; Mrs. Horace (Norma) BARR, Akron; Mrs. Donald (Cleo) HALL, Atwood; Mrs. Roger (Gladys) GAFF, Nappanee, and Mrs. Alonzo (Martha) HOWARD, South Bend; two sons, Junior and James [FLOOR], both of South Bend; five sisters, Mrs. Ina SIPPY, Meadville, Pa.; Mrs. Ora FRANTZ and Mrs. Edna BRANDENBURG, both of Silver Lake; Mrs. Beulah MABIE, Kokomo, and Mrs. Mae McKIBBIN, Warsaw; three brothers, Ralph and Dale [FLOOR], both of Silver Lake, and Leo [FLOOR], Phoenix, Ariz.; twenty-one grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.  Three daughters and a son preceded in death.

                Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Jimmy WYANT and the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, on Friday after 4 p.m. and on Saturday until noon.

 

Virginia Kay Stepnenson

                Virginia Kay STEPHENSON, 30, Winona Lake, died Wednesday evening at Fort Wayne.  She was a former resident of Macy.

                She was born Dec. 1, 1946, at Rochester to Willis and Audra NORMAN FOUTS and was a 1964 graduate of North Miami high school.  she was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and the Macy Order of Eastern Star.

                Surviving with her parents are a brother, Stanley FOUTS, Hazel Green,Wis., and the patrnal grandmother, Mrs. Albia (Beulah) ALKINS, R.R. 1, Macy.

                Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. James O’DELL officiating.  Burial will be at the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

 

Friday, April 29, 1977

 

Avaughn Murray

                Avaughn MURRAY, 56, Leiters Ford, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his home of an apparent coronary attack.

                Mr. Murray was born Feb. 17, 1921, near Leiters Ford to Ralph and Inez STUBBS MURRAY and had lived at Leiters Ford most of his life.  He married Barbara Jane WHEATLEY in 1941; she survives.  He was employed at Sealed Power corporation and was a volunteer fireman at Leiters Ford.

                Surviving with Mrs. Murray are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (LaVonda) BURNETT, R.R. 1, Argos; two sons, Thomas Lee MURRAY, Danville; two brothers, Arnold and Larry [MURRAY], both of Rochester, and four grandchildren.  One brother, Ron [MURRAY], preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.
Glenn R. Ginn

                Glenn R. GINN, 63, Monterey, died at 7:04 p.m. Thursday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.

                Mr. Ginn was born March 16, 1914, at Monticello to Guy and Stella DOUGLAS GINN.  He married Eba GINN in 1932.  He was employed as a salesman for Burgin Motors, Logansport, and was a member of the Sitka Baptist church near Monticello, and a 20-year member of the Logansport Eagles lodge.

                Surviving are a son, Douglas [GINN], Monterey; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia BRANDCASTLE, Rochester; six grandchildren, and a great-granddaughters.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sitka Baptist church with the Rev. Lynford ORR officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery, Monticello.  Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, after 3 p.m. Saturday and until 11 a.m. Sunday, and at the church from noon Sunday until the hour of services.

 

Alida Miller

                Graveside services for Alida Rae MILLER, 75, SPOKANE,Wash., former Rochester resident, who died March 16 at Sacrd Heart hospital, Spokane, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.

                Miss Miller was born Aug. 19, 1901, at Tiosa to O.M. and Grace E. [POCOCK] MILLER and was a 1920 graduate of Rochester high school.  She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of chicago and was retired from the Oklahoma City high schools where she had taught 40 years.  She was a member of the Oklahoma Education association and the national Retired Teachers association.

                Surviving are two brothers, Allen MILLER, Spokane, Wash., and Donald MILLER, Douglasville, Ga., and nieces and nephews.

                Local arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

 

Saturday, April 30, 1977

 

Charles D. Whittenberger

                Charles D. WHITTENBERGER, 68, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.

                Mr. Whittenberger was born Feb. 19, 1909, at Akron to Merrill and Ada THOMPSON WHITTENBERGER and had lived in the Akron area all his life.  He married Bernice SNYDER in 1937 at Rushville; she survives.  He was retired from the Chrysler casting plant at Kokomo and was a member of the Rochester Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with Mrs. Whittenberger are three sons, Robert [WHITTENBERGER], Mentor, O.; Paul [WHITTENBERGER], Waycross, Ga., and Charles [WHITTENBERGER], Mount Morris, Ill.; a brother, Estel [WHITTENBERGER], Waukegan, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Everett (Helen), Phoenix, Ariz. [sic]; Mrs. Howard (Joanna) MARTIN, Macy, and Mrs. Ivan (Georganna) KISSINGER, Pierceton, and six grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday and until the hour of services Tuesday.

                [NOTE: Helen WHITTENBERGER m. Everett SWICK, Oct. 29, 1927, Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983.]
Monday, May 2, 1977

 

Ken Ford

                Word has been received of the death of Ken FORD in Florida.  He was a step-brother of Ancil BEALL of Rochester and a frequent visitor in Rochester before moving to Florida several years ago.

 

Charles O. Powers

                Charles O. POWERS, 69, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Friday.  He was born Dec. 12, 1907, in Argos, to George and Phoebe MARSHMAN POWERS.  His marriage was Dec. 15, 1940 in Rochester to Maxine SMYTH.  She survives.  A retired contractor, he had resided in Rochester since 1940, moving from Argos.  He was a member of the Jordon Baptist church and the Manitou Moose lodge.  He held a Fellowship degree in the Moose organization.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Charles E. POWERS, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Mary Nelle) GOOD, Columbia City, and Mrs. Kenton (Charlene) KROFT, Rochester; one brother, John POWERS, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Ellen ABAIR, Plymouth, and Mrs. Harold (Florence) PRICE, Rochester; seven grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Tuesday, May 3, 1977

 

Edith V. Lake

                Mrs. Edith V. LAKE, 86, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 2 p.m. Monday in the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth following a lengthy illness.

                She was born Jan. 11, 1891 in Richland Center to Jeremiah and Minerva SHOCK OVERMYER.  She was married March 11, 1911 to William G. LAKE, who survives.  She was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church, the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge and was a past women’s leader of the Farm Bureau.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Lucille) ULLERY, Culver, and Mrs. Mel (Annabelle) HIBSCHMAN, Mishawaka; six grandsons; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Elnora) LESSING, R.R. 3, Rochester.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Poplar Grove United Methodist church on Ind. 110 west of Argos with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m. Thursday, then at the church until one hour before services.  The Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge will conduct twilight memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
George E. Wilson

                George Edward WILSON, 25, former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home at South Bend.

                Mr. Wilson was born Aug. 14, 1951, at Rochester to George and Adella Mae FLOYD WILSON.

                Surviving with the parents are a daughter, Betsy [WILSON], at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cloe FLOYD, Macy.

                Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Budd funeral home, Mishawaka.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 4, 1977

 

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Thursday, May 5, 1977

 

Rev. Esther Hoffman

                The Rev. Miss Esther HOFFMAN, 65, Flora, died at Home hospital in Lafayette at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.  She had been in ill health 18 months.

                She was born in Chicago July 4, 1911 to Dayton L. and Mable Esther STAMY HOFFMAN of Akron.  She was a member of the Flora First Christian church, a graduate of Butler university, an ordained minister in the Christian church (Disciples of Christ).  She was a former chaplain at the Indiana women’s prison, had taught in the Indianapolis public schools, had taught religious education in the Marion county schools and taught in the Piney Woods School for Girls in Mississippi.

                Surviving are two brothers, Devere “Pete” HOFFMAN, Flora, and the Rev. Donald HOFFMAN, Tillamook, Ore., and a sister, Mrs. Donna WHITE, Aurora, Col.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Flora First Christian church with the Rev. Larry J. KUNTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery in Flora.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Reinke funeral home in Flora.  Contributions may be made to the Carroll County Council of Churches.

 

Friday, May 6, 1977

 

Ada G. Miller

                Mrs. Ada G. MILLER, 83, Grass Creek, died at 2:20 a.m. today at Pulaski memorial hospital, Winamac.

                Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 13, 1894, in Jefferson township, Cass county, to George and Jennie CLARK GRAY.  She married Alfred MILLER in 1914 at Royal Center; he died in 1956.  She was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist church, the Wayne township progressive home economics club, and the ladies aid of the United Methodist church.

                Surviving are a son, Ned MILLER, R.R. 3, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Martha WRAY, R.R. 5, Kokomo, and Mrs. Norma Jean St. CLAIR, R.R. 2, Kewanna; twelve grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna.  Burial will be at the Royal Center cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday after 4 p.m.
George Muehlhausen

                George MUEHLHAUSEN, 79, former mayor of Logansport, died Thursday at Chase Manor nursing home in Logansport.  He was the father of Mrs. Garland (Dorothy) MASTERSON of Rochester.

                Mr. Muehlhausen was founder of the Muehlhausen Spring company in Logansport, choosing that city as the location of his plant in 1927 after beginning the business in Chicago.  The company became associated with Standard Steel Spring company in 1940.  Mr. Muehlhausen retired as vice president of Rockwell Standard Corporation and as group manager of five plants in 1962.

                He was mayor of Logansport two terms beginning in 1948.  Also surviving are the wife, Jane [MUEHLHAUSEN]; another daughter, Mrs. Shirley WHEELER, Winter Haven, Fla.; three sons, George  [MUEHLHAUSEN], R.R. 2, Logansport; Michael  [MUEHLHAUSEN], R.R. 5, Logansport, and Pat [MUEHLHAUSEN], Glendale, Cal, and two brothers, Arthur  [MUEHLHAUSEN], Oakland, Ill., and Rudolph  [MUEHLHAUSEN], Burr Oak, Ill.

                Rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home with burial at Mt. Hope cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home, where Elks memorial services will b e held at 7 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, May 7, 1977

 

James A. Butcher

                James Arthur BUTCHER, 63, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 3:40 a.m. today at his residence.  he had been seriously ill since January.

                Mr. Butcher was born Sept. 1, 1913, at Kokomo to Clifford and Bessie RESLEY BUTCHER and had lived near Rochester 15 years, moving here from Kokomo.  He married Lucille Marie BROWN in 1943; she died in 1968.  He was a retired meat cutter at Wilt’s Food Center, a member of the Mexico Masonic lodge, Kokomo Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion Post 36, Rochester VFW, Kokomo Moose lodge and Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a son, James A. BUTCHER Jr., Kokomo; five daughters, Mrs. Alvis (Mary) COLE, Bald Knob, Ark.; Mrs. Charles (Lucille) DUNN, and Mrs. Ron (Martha) WINTERROWD, both of Rochester; Mrs. Albert (Barbara) BOWLIN, Kokomo, and Mrs. James (Shirley) MUTCHLER, Kewanna; three brothers, Clifford [BUTCHER], Rochester; Paul [BUTCHER], Kokomo, and Charles [BUTCHER], Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Ida) MURPHY, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 until 9 p.m. Monday.
Monday, May 9, 1977

 

John F. Large

                John F. LARGE, 75, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend.

                Mr. Large was born and reared in Liberty township and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ad LARGE.

                Surviving with Mrs. Large are two sisters, Anna Belle CLASSEN, Kingsville, Texas, and Leana WILLIAMS, Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Keart LARGE,Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at the Welsheimers funeral home, 521 North Williams street, South Bend.  Burial will be at the Highland cemetery, South Bend.

 

Raymond W. Reker

                Raymond William REKER, 69, R.R. 4, Rochester, former Fulton county conservation officer, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.  He had been seriously ill for a month and had been a patient at South Bend Memorial hospital for a month.

                Mr. Reker was born June 4, 1907 at Chicago to William and Margaret JOHNSON REKER and moved to the Leiters Ford area in 1950 from Chicago.  He married Dorothy O’CONNER in 1934; she survives.  He was Fulton county conservation officer from 1952 to 1970 and was retired from the Chicago police department, where he worked from 1933 to 1948 receiving three citations for bravery.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, Manitou Moose lodge, an honorary member of the Fraternal Order of Police, a member of the Fulton County Coon Hunters association and a member of the Delong, Reiter, Fletcher’s Lake and Nyona Lake conservation clubs.

                Surviving with Mrs. Reker are three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Judith) CAMPBELL, Mishawaa; Mrs. Ron (Denise) REINHOLT, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Dennis (Betty) ZINDA, Auburn, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Belle) GOGGIN, Chicago, and ten grandchildren.  A brother, Louis REKER, preceded in death.

                Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Harold WELLER officiating.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Tuesday after 2 p.m.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Private Rosary services will be recited at 7:30 o’clock tonight.  Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.

 

Walter H. Becker

                Walter H. “Mike” BECKER, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. today, shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn hospital.  He had been ill 16 months.

                Mr. Becker was born Oct. 10, 1909, at Bunker Hill to Henry and Linnie CLEMANS BECKER and had lived here all his life.  He married Betty HAMMER at Boulder, Colo., in 1955; she survives.  He was a retired mechanic from Studebaker’s and was a member of the Eagles lodge, Rochester.

                Surviving with Mrs. Becker are a son, Dale BECKER, Elwood; four step-children, Mrs. Fred (Cheryl) ROSE, Warsaw; Mrs. Stewart (Terry) MUTCHLER, Rochester; Larry HAMMER, Rochester, and Donald BEATTIE, Rochester; a brother, Lee [BECKER], Akron, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Friends may call Wednesday from 6 until 9 p.m.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.


D. R. Gordon

                D. R. GORDON, 79, South Bend, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient six months.

                Mr. Gordon was born at McMinnville, Tenn., in 1898 and had lived at South Bend most of his life, moving there from Rochester.  He married Margaret LEITER DOWNS in 1915; she survives.  He was employed as a peppermint buyer for M. Brown and Son, Bremen, and was a member of the Elks lodge and the Northwest Mint Growers association of Washington.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy GETSINGER, South Bend; two brothers, Charles GORDON and Jack GORDON, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Eva HIATT, Rochester; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Forrest G. Hay funeral home, 435 South Ironwood, South Bend, with the Rev. Carl LEMNA officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley memorial park, Granger.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Cancer Society or the River Park United Methodist church.

 

Tuesday, May 10, 1977

 

Russell Lee Shoemaker

                Russell Lee SHOEMAKER, six-month-old son of Jack and Karen MONTAGUE SHOEMAKER, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 5 a.m. today at his home.

                He was born Oct. 20, 1976 in Plymouth.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Anna Lynn, and a twin brother, Richard [SHOEMAKER], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Winston MONTAGUE, Bourbon; the paternal grandfather, Russell SHOEMAKER, R.R. 1, Akron; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mable MONTAGUE, Deshler, O., and great-aunts and great-uncles.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. James MARTIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

 

Adrienne Joanne Rucker

                Adrienne Joanne RUCKER, daughter of John and Joanna Lyn CASEY RUCKER, Rochester, was stillborn at 12:58 p.m. Monday at the Wabash county hospital.

                Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marjorie Joan CASEY, Athens; the maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Katherine MEDLEY, Logansport, and Mrs. Grace CASEY, Crawfordsville and aunts and uncles.  The paternal grandparents prceded in death.

                Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Athens cemetery with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Wednesday, May 11, 1977

 

Edith L. Beers

                Mrs. Edith Laura BEERS, 94, Tampa, Fla., died at 2 p.m. Monday in a Bradenton, Fla., convalescent home, where she had been a resident for three years.

                She was born Feb. 1, 1883 in Henry county, Mo., to John and Emma COCK WEBB and had lived in Tampa for 30 years, moving there from Nyona LAKE.  In 1914 she was married in Lafayette to Howard GRIGGS, who died in 1948.  Her second marriage was in 1949 to Arthur BEERS, who died in 1962.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Martha GALBREATH, Homes Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Dora GRIMES, Tampa; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ora BANSTETTER, Lafayette.  Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

John H. Powers

                John H. POWERS, 61, R.R. 3, Plymouth, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans Administration hospital, Indianapolis, following open heart surgery Friday.  He had been ill since November.

                Mr. Powers was born Oct. 28, 1915, at Argos to George and Phoebe MARSHMAN POWERS and had lived at his Plymouth address for three years, moving there from Myers Lake.  He married Glea TREBER at South Bend in 1942; she survives.  He was employed as an outboard motor mechanic for the Culver marina and was a member of the Argos Masonic lodge and the James Lowell Corey Post of the Argos American Legion.

                Surviving with Mrs. Powers are two sisters, Mrs. Florence PRICE, Rochester, and Mrs. Luella ABAIR, Plymouth.

                Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m.  The Argos American Legion will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.

 

Thursday, May 12, 1977

 

Joseph Eugene Witham

                Joseph Eugene WITHAM, two-day-old son of Arica WITHAM, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne.

                He was born May 9 in the Kosciusko hospital in Warsaw.

                Surviving with his mother are the maternal grandparents, Sandra WITHAM, R.R. 1, Mentone, and Ned WITHAM, Mentone; the maternal great-grandparents, Sally ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; Lillian WITHAM, Atwood, and Robert ZIMMERMAN, Rochester.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone.  The Rev. Glenn MITCHELL will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Friday, May 13, 1977

 

Harriet M. Corsaut

                Mrs. Harriet Mae CORSAUT, 85, 811 Madison street, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.

                Mrs. Corsaut was born Aug. 27, 1891, at Winamac to Lee and Sarah HEMINGER GRAVES.  She married Charles CORSAUT at Wabash in 1912; he died in 1954.  She had been a member of the Kewanna Baptist church for 50 years, a member of the Kewanna Mothers club and a charter member of the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary HARPER, Kewanna; a son, Delbert CORSAUT, Burbank, Cal.; nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  Two sons, two daughters, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Fred KRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday after 2 p.m.

 

Richard M. Hodson

                Richard M. HODSON, 55, lifelong South Bend resident, died early this morning at his home.  Although he had been in failing health, death was unexpected.

                Born Aug. 17, 1921, in South Bend, he was the son of Milo and Florence WELD HODSON.  His marriage was to Jean HILBERT of South Bend.  She survives.

                Mr. Hodson was a graduate of South Bend Central high school, Indiana university and attended Harvard university.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II.  Long associated in the real estate business in South Bend, he was a founder of Time Realty there, was president of Whitcomb & Keller company and in recent years operated his own realty and appraisal firm.

                Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Margery) OVERMYER, Rochester, and Mrs. Ed. (Joanne) STUTEVILLE, Lake Bluff, Ill.; three children, Mrs. Hal (Nancy) WIDENER, Memphis, Tenn.; Miss Kris HODSON, Bloomington, and David [HODSON], Boston, Mass., and three grandchildren.

                Last rites are pending at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend.

 

Friday, May 13, 1977

 

Roy Clear

                Roy CLEAR, 80, Peru, died at 9 a.m. today at Dukes memorial hospital, Peru.  He had been ill five years.

                Mr. Clear was born Nov. 19, 1896, at Roann to Charles and Luella BUTCHER CLEAR, and lived most of his life in Fulton and Miami counties.  He married Gladys BRUGH in 1921; she survives.  He was a retird superintendent from the Nickel Plate railroad at Muncie and was a member of Masonic lodge 79, Rochester, the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, the American Legion, Peru, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and the Christian church.

                Surviving with Mrs. Clear is a niece, Mrs. Louise McALLISTER, Peru.

                Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Don ESKEW officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 1977

 

Richard M. Hodson

                Memorial services for Richard M. HODSON, 55, South Bend, who died at his home Friday morning, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian church in South Bend.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the Hodson residence, 817 West North Shore boulevard, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.  Among his survivors are a sister, Mrs. Jack (Margery) OVERMYER, Rochester.

 

Malinda J. Metzger

                Mrs. Malinda Jane METZGER, 74, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at Mesick, Mich. of an apparent coronary.  She had been ill one year.

                Mrs. Metzger was born April 15, 1903, in LaGrange county to Carlton and Dora FUNK SMITH and had lived at Kewanna 10 years, moving there from Kokomo.  She married Forrest E. METZGER in 1949; he survives.  She was a member of the United Methodist church, Kokomo, Order of Eastern Star, Kokomo, where she was a past Worthy Matron, the Good Neighbors Homemakers club, Kewanna, and the Women’s club, Winamac.

                Surviving with Mr. Metzger are several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Richard A. LOCHNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Ridge cemetery, Goshen.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 until 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

 

Monday, May 16, 1977

 

Marie E. Strong

                Mrs Marie Elizabeth STRONG, 79, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 9:50 .m. Saturday at Brazil in the home of her son, Dr. Everette CONRAD.  She had been ill for six months.

                Mrs. Strong was born Nov. 26, 1897, at Logansport to Charles and Elizabeth BASSLER HUBENTHAL and lived in Cass county all her life.  She married Hugh STRONG in 1956; he survives.  She was a former employee of Hildebrandt’s Fishing Tackle company and was a member of the Metea Baptist church and the Bethlehem township home economics club.

                Survving with Mr. Strong are three sons, Joe CONRAD, Gainesville, Fla.; Don CONRAD, R.R. 1, Lucerne, and Dr. Everette CONRAD, Brazil; a daughter, Mrs. Willard (Loretta) SWIGART, Logansport; four step-daughters, Mrs. Thane (Esther) EVEREST, Denver; Mrs. J. R. (Gladys) COFFING, Gilead; Mrs. Lowell (Opal) GRUMP, Denver, and Mrs. Robert (Thelma) BUTCHER, Roann; two step-sons, Lloyd STRONG, Twelve Mile, and Robert STRONG, Denver; two brothers, George HUBENTHAL and Walter HUBENTHAL, both R.R. 1, Lucerne, twenty-nine grandchildren, and fifty great-grandchildren.  A daughter, three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rv. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call today after 3 p.m.
Elvin Holloway

                Elvin “Peck” HOLLOWAY, 82, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at Canterbury Manor nursing home where he had been a patient two weeks.

                Mr. Holloway was born Jan. 12, 1893, in Kosciusko county to George and Levina SHELLEY HOLLOWAY and had lived in this area most of his life.  He married Eva Ruth BECHTEL in 1914; she survives.  He was a farmer and a trucker.

                Surviving with Mrs. Holloway are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) CHALK, and Mrs. Fred (Rosemary) McGLOTHIN, both of Rochester; six sons, Russell [HOLLOWAY], Logansport; Bernie, Walter, Howard, Lester and Marvin [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Harvey (Mae) COLEMAN, Rochester; a brother, Harry, [HOLLOWAY] South Bend; thirty-four grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.  Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2:30 until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

 

Allison Haimbaugh Sr.

                Allison HAIMBAUGH Sr., 68, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Saturday.  He had been in ill health several months.

                Mr. Haimbaugh was born Dec. 31, 1908, to H. Porter and Clara Belle ALLISON HAIMBAUGH and had lived here all his life.  He married Dorothea J. MOORE at Peru in 1932; she died in 1971.  Mr. Haimbaugh was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist church.

                Surviving are a son, Allison HAIMBAUGH, Kewanna; a sister, Isabel SNYDER, Rochester, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call this afternoon and evening.

 

French Hunter

                French HUNTER, 66, Sweetwater, Tenn., died at 6 p.m. Friday at his residence.

                Mr. Hunter was born Nov. 28, 1910 at Shelbey Anna, Ky., to Elzie and Belle DILES HUNTER and had lived at Sweetwater six years, moving there from Palatka, Fla.  He married Mary Lee COMPTON at Pikeville, Ky., in 1934; she survives.  He was a retired welder.

                Surviving with Mrs. Hunter are a son, Harvey Lee HUNTER, Northville, Mich.; the mother, Mrs. Belle GRANT, Rochester; a sister, Dorothy RUSSOW, Rochester; several grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces, including Mrs. Jack BEERY, Rochester.

                Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call this afternoon and evening.
Helen Elick

                Helen P. ELICK, 81, Mentone, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw.

                She was born June 5, 1895 in Wells county, Ind., to Peter and Ida JOHNSTON BRICKLEY.  She was married to Lawrence ELICK on July 2, 1912 in Kingsland, Ind.; he died Dec. 30, 1969.  She was retired from the Frank Manufacturing company of Mentone.

                Surviving are a son, Don [ELICK], Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Vadis) WARD, Traverse City, Mich., and Mrs. Freda SHOEMAKER, Logansport; three grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call this afternoon and evening.

 

Mary J. Germaine

                Mrs. Mary J. GERMAINE, 53, Leiters Ford, died Sunday at 6 a.m. at the Chase Center, Logansport.

                Mrs. Germaine was born Sept. 28, 1924 to Waldo and Ruth GRAHAM BARDSLEY.  She married James R. GERMAINE at Kewanna in 1956; he survives.  She was a civil service employee at Grissom Air Force Base.

                Surviving with Mr. Germaine are a son, James Gregory [GERMAIN], Leiters Ford, and a brother, Paul Joseph BARDSLEY, Riverside.

                No services or calling hours will be conducted.  The body is to be donated to the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.  Arrangements are being handled by the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 1977

 

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Wednesday, May 18, 1977

 

Thomas Fear

                Thomas FEAR, 47, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, was found burned to death this morning following a fire at his mobile home.

                Mr. Fear was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Kosciusko county to Homer and Goldie SUMPTER FEAR and had lived in the area all his life.  He married Barbara MAYALL at Angola in 1954; she died in April.  He was employed as a well driller and was a member of the Warsaw American Legion, the North Manchester Moose lodge and the Rochester FVW.  He served in the U.S. army from 1951 to 1953 in Germany.

                Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Goldie FEAR, Akron; a step-daughter, Mrs. Roland (Donna) MATHIAS, Akron; a stepson, Donald E. SAILORS, Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys EATON and Mrs. Wilma WARREN, both of Akron, and five step-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 1977

 

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Friday, May 20, 1977

 

Mary E. Currens

                Mrs. Mary Edith CURRENS, 77, Argos, died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an illness of two years.

                Mrs. Currens was born Dec. 5, 1899, at Burr Oak to Beneville and Mary BEHMER OVERMYER and lived in Argos from 1935 until 1956, when she moved to Coldwater, Mich.  She returned to Argos in 1969.  She married Jerald CURRENS in 1918; he survives.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid and the Argos Izaak Walton Auxiliary.  She and her husband operated a hardware and farm implement agency in Argos and she was retired from the Michigan State Home and Training School.

                Surviving with Mr. Currens are a daughter, Mrs. John (Gwendolyn) EGAR, Downers Grove, Ill.; a son, Robert CURRENS, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Blanche CROMLEY, Warsaw; two brothers, Ora OVERMYER, Burr Oak, and Earl OVERMYER, Francesville, and seven grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, May 21, 1977

 

Robert R. Bitterling

                A rural Kewanna man became Fulton county’s third traffic accident victim of 1977 when he was killed in a one-car accident at 7:15 p.m. Friday on county Road 250 South, two miles west of County Road 1000 West.

                Robert R. BITTERLING, 29, R.R. 3, Kewanna, was pronounced dead on arrival at Pulaski County Memorial hospital from massive skull injuries suffered when his car struck a utility pole head-on and flipped over.

                County police said from tracks left in the grass along the road, it appears the auto, which was westbound on County Road 250 South, went off the north side of the road once and traveled 38 feet, came back onto the road, then left the road again and ran through a fence before striking the utility pole.  The auto flipped over and came to rest 50 feet from the pole.

                Police, who are still investigating the accident, said from all indications she car appears to have been traveling at an excessive speed.

                Robert R. BITTERLING was born June 20, 1947 in Winamac to Ralph and Helen CONN BITTERLING.  He was married August 3, 1968 in Kewanna to Connie LONG; she survives.

                Mr. Bitterling was a brakeman with the Norfolk and Western railroad.  He had been a barber for three years in Peoria, Ill.  He was a member of the Ora Gospel Chapel church and was a 1965 graduate of Kewanna high school.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carrie [BITTERLING], 5, and a son, Tony [BITTERLING], 4; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BITTERLING, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Lona HOOVER, Peru; two brothers, James [BITTERLING], Kewanna, and Alan [BITTERLING], Warsaw, and the paternal grandfather, George BITTERLING, Kewanna.


                Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Frain funeral home in Winamac with Henry THOMPSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.  Friends may call after noon Sunday.

 

Monday, May 23, 1977

 

Mary E. Ware

                Mrs. Mary E. WARE, 86, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 2 a.m. Saturday at Alleghany Memorial hospital, Sparta, N.C.

                Mrs. Ware was born Oct. 7, 1890, in Fulton county to James and Mary O’CONNOR WALSH and had lived in this area until February when she moved to North Carolina.  She married James M. WARE in 1920; he died in 1957.  She was a member of Saint Ann’s Catholic church, Kewanna.

                Surviving are a son, James H. WARE, Muncie; two daughters, Mrs. Mary DAWSON, Alexandria, Va.,, and Margaret ANGELL, Ukiah, Cal.; twelve grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                At 10 a.m. Mass was to be said today at Saint Ann’s Catholic church, Kewanna, with Father Richard SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in St. Ann’s cemetery.  An 8 p.m. Rosary was recited Sunday.  Arrangements are being handled by the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

 

Whitten Reffett Sr.

                Whitten REFFETT, Sr., 80, Langley, Ky., died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at McDowell hospital, McDowell, Ky.

                Mr. Reffett was born April 13, 1897 in Kentucky to John and Sarah REFFETT and lived in Rochester until 1968 when he moved to Langley.  His first marriage was in 1914 to Eva WRIGHT; she is deceased.  His second marriage was to Lucinda REFFETT in 1925; she died in 1966.  He married Ema TACKETT in 1968; she survives.

                Surviving with Mrs. Reffett are four daughters, Mrs. Ed (Jossie) PATTON, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Charles (Vada) QUACKENBUSH, Rochester; Mrs. Cletus (Lottie) POTTERMAN, Kokomo, and Mrs. Phil (Kelsa) CARR, Rochester; six sons, George and Henry REFFETT, both of Kentucky; the Rev. Jim REFFETT, Fulton; Whitten REFFETT Jr., Rochester, N.Y.; Paul REFFETT, Eva and Shanon REFFETT, LaPorte; several step-children; sixty-one grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Bill REFFETT, Hippo, Ky.

                Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William KEITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.
Cecil T. Morrow

                Cecil T. MORROW, 79, Twelve Mile, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brethren home, Flora.

                Mr. Morrow was born Feb. 16, 1898, in Cass county to Henry E. and Cora LEFFEL MORROW.  He married Gail DILLMAN in 1921; she survives.  He was a farmer and a member and deacon of the Corinth Brethren church, Twelve Mile.

                Surviving with Mrs. Morrow are two sons, William [MORROW], Falls Church, Va., and Raymond [MORROW], R.R. 5, Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Maridean HINKLE, Marion; Mrs. Betty CONRAD, and Mrs. Lois THOMSON, both of R.R. 5, Logansport.  a son, a brother, and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Corinth church with the Rev. Fred SNYDER and the Rev. G. Bright HANNA officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, from 7 until 9 p.m. today, and from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday.  There will be no viewing hours at the church.

 

Marion Ireland Sr.

                Marion IRELAND, Sr., 87, 1109 Pontiac street, died at 3:10 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since May 17.

                Mr. Ireland was born Jan. 18, 1890, at Disko to Frank and Ida WATSON IRELAND.  He married Mildred ANDERSON in 1943; she died in February.  He was the former superintendent of the Wabash sub-district of the Indiana State Highway Department and was a 50-year member of the North Manchester Masonic lodge and a 32nd degree Mason.

                Surviving are a son, Marion IRELAND, Jr.; Roann; five daughters, Mrs. Geraldine HILL, Akron; Mrs. Catherine TYLER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Susan BECRAFT, Mrs. Helen KNOBLOCK, and Miss Ida IRELAND, all of Naples, Fla.; twenty grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

                Services were to be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating.  Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The North Manchester Masonic lodge conducted memorial services at the funeral home Sunday.

 

Tuesday, May 24, 1977

 

William J. Graham, Sr.

                William J. GRAHAM, Sr., 74, Culver, died Monday evening at his home of a sudden illness.

                Mr. Graham was born April 12, 1903, at Manchester, Vt., to William H. and Melissa WADE GRAHAM and had lived in Culver since 1927.  He married Beatrice O’CALLAJHAN in 1929; she survives.  He was in active military service from 1941 through the Korean war and taught school at Culver, Fulton, Caston, West Lafayette and Medaryville before retiring.

                Surviving with Mrs. Graham are a son, William J. GRAHAM, Jr., Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Sally JOHNSON, Gladstone, Mich., and ten grandchildren.

                Services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Culver Military Academy memorial chapel with Chaplain William MARTIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.   Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, Wednesday after 2 p.m. and until noon Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Culver Academies scholarship funds.
Karl Pesak

                Karl PESAK, 61, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 8:34 p.m. Monday of head injuries suffered when the pickup truck he was driving went off Old U.S. 31, one mile south of Argos, and struck a tree.

                Marshall county police said the pickup truck was southbound when it went off the east side of the road into a ditch and struck the tree.  Pesak is the fourth traffic fatality in Marshall county this year and the third in the past two weeks.

                Mr. Pesak was born March 1, 1916, in Czechoslovakia to Anthony and Beatrice PESAK and had lived in Rochester seven years, moving here from Plymouth.  Before moving to Plymouth he had lived in Chicago.  He married Marie KOCH in Germany in 1948; she survives.  He was employed as a chef at Schrader’s restaurant, Plymouth.  He was a member of the Rochester Seventh Day Adventist church and was a veteran of World War II in the Czechoslovakian army.

                Surviving with the wife and mother ar two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Maria) MANGUN, Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert (Marcella) HUTCHINGS, R.R. 3, Rochester; five sons, Andrew, Milton and Tony [PESAK], all at home; Carl PESAK, Jr., South Bend, and Robert PESAK, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Toni SARE, Naples, italy, and Mrs. Beatrice PORKONY, Czechoslovakia, and eleven grandchildren.  The father and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with Pastor David FISH officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 3 until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Joe W. Shelton

                Joe W. SHELTON, 68, Stilesville, a former resident of Rochester, died Monday morning in the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.

                Mr. Shelton was born May 30, 1908, in Rochester to Jess and Bess WILLARD SHELTON.  He was married in 1950 to Ellen SNYDER; she survives.  He was a 1926 graduate of Rochester high school and attended Northwestern university’s school of business.  He was an executive in the Cadillac Motor division before retiring in 1965.  He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, the South Bend Murat Shrine, the Indianapolis Scottish Rite, the Indianapolis Sahara Grotto, the Shriner’s Gun club, the Columbia club and the Danville Phi Delts.  A veteran of World War II, he recently was honored as a Kentucky Colonel.  He and his wife were co-owners of Joe’s and Ellen’s restaurant in Stilesville.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Pamela CLARK, Lebanon, and Mrs. Cherry WRIGHT, Toledo, O.; one son, Joe [SHELTON], Jr., Butler, and nine grandchildren.  The late father operated a barber shop in Rochester for many years.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Weaver funeral home in Coatesville.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 25, 1977

 

Audrey Prater

                Mrs. Audrey PRATER, 54, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Wabash county hospital where she had been a patient one week.  She had been ill six months.

                Mrs. Prater was born Aug. 14, 1922, at Prestonburg, Ky., to Melvin and Rosetta PRATER and had lived in Silver Lake since 1949, moving there from Kentucky.  She married Tom W. PRATER in 1948; he survives.  She was a member of the Silver Lake Pentacostal Church of God.

                Surviving with Mr. Prater are the mother, Rosetta [PRATER], Albion, Mich.; a son, William [PRATER], Jr., R.R. 1, Silver Lake; two brothers, Ollie PRATER and Ovie PRATER, both of Albion, Mich.; three sisters, Goldie PRATER, Peachie PRATER and Ethel PRATER, all of Albion, Mich.

                Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Silver Lake Pentacostal Church of God with the Rev. Aaron STANLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home,Akron, after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Lloyd L. Brockey

                Lloyd L. BROCKEY, 65, R.R. 3, Rochester, died suddenly today at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient two days.

                Mr. Brockey was born July 17, 1911, at Rochester to Benjamin and Hazel McDONALD BROCKEY.  He had lived at his current address since 1951, moving there from Marshall county.  He married Isabelle Mae LAMB in 1942.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Carol) KINNEY, Culver; a son, Ray [BROCKEY], Leiters Ford; two sisters, Mrs. Adrian (Opal) ARCHER, Cromwell, and Mrs. Marion (Eva Bell) SMITH, Mentone; two brothers, Ernest [BROCKEY], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Leonard [BROCKEY], R.R. 2, Rochester, and four grandchildren.

                Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, May 26, 1977

 

Lisa Sue McFarland

                Lisa Sue McFARLAND, two-year-old daughter of Lowell and Evelyn SWANGO McFARLAND, 1130 Jefferson street, died Wednesday at Riley hospital, Indianapolis.  She was born Dec. 24, 1974, at Rochester.

                Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Sandra) CLARK, and Virginia and Jean Ann [McFARLAND], at home; two brothers, Arden and Lee [McFARLAND], both at home, and the maternal grandmother, Effie McFARLAND.

                Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Clifton WILKINS officiating.  Friends may call Saturday after 2 p.m.  Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery, Rochester.
Mary Warnock

                Mrs. Mary McPHERRON WARNOCK, 79, a former resident of Converse, died Wednesday at Kalamazoo, Mich., where she had lived for the past seven years.

                Mrs. Warnock was born Nov. 29, 1897 to Thomas and Minnie McPHERRON.  She was a 1918 graduate of Richland Center high school.  She married Armen WARNOCK, who died in 1970.

                Surviving are two children, Virlin WARNOCK, Newark, N.J., and Mrs. Roberta PYKE, Portage, Mich.; three brothers, Harry [McPHERRON], Argos; Clarence [McPHERRON], Plymouth, and Edwin [McPHERRON], Bloomington, and a sister, Wilma [McPHERRON], Indianapolis.

                Services will be in Converse Saturday at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in the Converse cemetery.

 

Riley L. Parker

                Riley L. PARKER, 87, Burket, died Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

                Mr. Parker was born Dec. 28, 1889, in Seward township, Kosciusko county, to Hiram and Rosa COX PARKER.  He was married to Lottie TAYLOR in 1913; she died in 1931.  His second marriage was to Zeta PARKER in 1942; she survives.  He was a member of the Burket United Methodist church, the Indiana Thrashers association and the Odd Fellows lodge, Claypool.

                Surviving with Mrs. Parker are a son, Marshall [PARKER], Warsaw; a brother, George [PARKER], Mentone, and a grandson, Thomas [PARKER], Logan, Utah.

                Services will be saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Graceland cemetery, Claypool.  Friends may call Friday after 2 p.m.

 

Friday, May 27, 1977 to Saturday, May 28, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 30, 1977

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, May 31, 1977

 

Regina C. Schroer

                Mrs. Regina Clara SCHROER, 73, 129 West Ninth street, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been in failing health for five weeks.

                She was born Sept. 13, 1903 in Columbus to Mr. and Mrs. Louis SCHEIDT and had lived in Rochester since March, 1930, moving here from Cape Girardeau, Mo.  She was married June 24, 1926 in Columbus to the Rev. William J. SCHROER, who died Nov. 13, 1949.  She had been employed at the former Wile’s department store for 20 years and was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church, where her husband was pastor from 1930-49.  She also was a member of the LWML and the Lutheranns of the church and was active in the AARP.

                Surviving are three sons, William F. [SCHROER], Rochester; Louis [SCHROER], Mishawaka, and Robert [SCHROER], Valparaiso; seven grandchildren - Deborah and Cynthia SCHROER, Rochester; William, Timothy, Liesl and Kate SCHROER, Mishawaka, and Stacey


and Scott [SCHROER], Valparaiso; two sisters, Mrs. Emma RITTMAN, Webster, Mo., and Mrs. Selma ANDERSON, Columbus; three brothers, the Rev. Arthur SCHEIDT, Cincinnati, O.; Paul SCHEIDT, Columbus, and Louis SCHEIDT, Manasguan, N.J.  A brother, Lawrence [SCHEIDT], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the St. John’s Lutheran church with the Revs. Vernon KNIGHT, Paul SCHWAN and Delmar KREUGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and then at the church for one hour before services.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran church building fund.

 

Irma E. Walsh

                Irma E. WALSH, 85, R.R. Kewanna, died at 7:04 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital.

                Mrs. Walsh was born April 15, 1892, at Connersville to George P. and Hattie GALLAGHER STEVENS.  Her husband was Harry WALSH.  She was retired from the St. Joseph Valley bank, South Bend, and was a member of the Knox Christian church.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Byron (Dora) HUDKINS, Lake Bruce, and a brother, Jack STEVENS, Phoenix, Ariz.  A daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services were to be today at 10 a.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating.  Burial was in Oak Park cemetery, Knox.

 

Scott Woodcock

                Scott WOODCOCK, 77, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, following a five-month illness.  Mr. Woodcock was born June 23, 1899, at Canton, Ill., to Thomas and Emma POLLITT WOODCOCK and had lived at Argos since 1943.  He married Pearl LOW in 1928 at LaPorte; she survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with Mrs. Woodcock are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Joan) DRAIM, South Bend; Mrs. Byron (Carol) SHERWOOD, Dayton, O., and Mrs. David (Ruth) FLENTGE, Carpentersville, Ill., and six grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Leukemia foundation.

 

John R. Zartman

                John R. ZARTMAN, 57, Peru, died at 1:33 p.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital, Peru, following an extended illness.

                Mr. Zartman was born Dec. 2, 1919, at Mexico to John W. and Marie FLENNER ZARTMAN; the mother survives.  He married Doris SMITH in 1942; she also survives.  He was a retired conductor for the C and O railroad, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Peru Eagles lodge, Moose lodge and VFW.

                Surviving with the wife and mother are two children, John R. ZARTMAN, Jr., Peru, and Patricia SONAFRANK, R.R. 1, Greentown; a brother, Glen Dean ZARTMAN, Fulton; three sisters, Carolyn YOUNG, Rochester; Mrs. Janet COPLEN, Argos, and Rosanna OVERMYER, Fulton, and two grandchildren.

                Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call Wednesday after 2 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Heart and Lung assocation.000000000.


 

Wednesday, June 1, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, June 2, 1977

 

Richard L. Scott

                Richard L. SCOTT, 66, Elkhart, former Akron resident, died Wednesday at Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, following heart surgery.

                Mr. Scott was born Jan. 5, 1911 to Albert E. and Effie MATTOX SCOTT.  He married Nellie Van LUE at Akron in 1932; she survives.  He was the former owner of Scott’s drug store and Simonton Lake Drug company, both of Elkhart.

                Surviving with Mrs. Scott are a son, Andy L. [SCOTT], Bristol; two daughters, Mrs. Robert McELVANIE, Manhattan, Cal., and Mrs. Steve GANNER, Marion; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

                Memorial services will be at a later date following cremation.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.  Arrangements are being handled by Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

 

Theodore A. Brown

                Theodore A. BROWN, 69, Kewanna, died at 7 a.m. today at Pulaski memorial hospital.

                Mr. Brown was born Oct. 6, 1907, in Pualsi county to Aaron and Sarah SCOTT BROWN.  He married Mary GRAY at Winamac in 1932; she survives.  He was a retired conductor for the Penn Central railroad and a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

                Surviving with Mrs. Brown are two sons, Frederick [BROWN], Belpre, O., and Jerry [BROWN], R.R. 3, Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn PETERS, Kewanna; Mrs. Jeanine McKINZIE, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Vivian SHULL, Wartsaw; five brothers, Russell [BROWN], North Platte, Neb.; Melvin [BROWN], Colorado Springs, Colo.; Earl [BROWN], South Bend; Harry and Paul [BROWN], Winamac; a sister, Mrs. Pearl HUDSON, South Bend, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

                Services are pending at Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna.

 

Friday, June 3, 1977

 

Nicholas G. Kring, Sr.

                Nicholas G. KRING, Sr., 61, R.R. 7, Plymouth, died at 7:25 a.m. today at his residence.

                He was born Aug. 26 Nappanee to Clarence and Emma HOLDERMAN KRING.  His marriage was Sept. 16, 1936 at Argos to Evadeen DYGERT.  She survives.  Mr. Kring had resided in the Plymouth area two years, moving from Argos.  He had been an employee of the Argos postofficer 28 years, having retired with a disability.  He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, the Marshall County Civil Defense unit and the Pathfinders Campers association.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Margo) KETCHAM, Grovertown; a son, Nicholas KRING, Jr., South Bend; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maurice (Carrie) CURTIS, Culver, and a brother, Floyd KRING, R.R. 1, Plymouth.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos Congregational Christian church.  The


Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour b efore services.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers b e made to the critical care unit of Parkview hospital in Plymouth.

 

Theodore Brown

                Services for Theodore A. BROWN, 69, Kewanna, who died at 7 a.m. Thursday in Pulaski county Memorial hospital at Winamac, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna.

                The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

                Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the Kewanna I.O.O.F. will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today.

                Among the survivors are thirteen grandchildren, rathern than thirteen great-grandchildren as incorrectly reported Thursday.

 

Henry M. Croco

                Henry Martin CROCO, 54, Fort Wayne, former resident of Argos, died unexpectedly at 11 p.m. Thursday at his residence.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home inArgos.

 

Saturday, June 4, 1977

 

Henry M. Croco

                Services for Henry Martin CROCO, 54, Fort Wayne, a former Argos resident who died at his home at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

                Mr. Croco had been seriously ill for a year with a heart condition but his death was unexpected.

                He was born Dec. 17, 1922 in Argos to Andrew and Irene HODGES CROCO.  He was a 1941 graduate of Argos high school, attended the University of New Mexico and the South Bend College of Commerce.

                He had lived in Fort Wayne for 30 years, moving there from South Bend, and was an employee of the Acme Duplicating company of Fort Wayne.  He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the First Wayne Street United Methodist church in Fort Wayne and was an award-winning performer in Fort Wayne Civic and Arena theatres.  He was honored Wednesday evening at an awards dinner for outstanding contributions to Fort Wayne theatre activities.

                Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lura Mae POORE, Argos.
Monday, June 6, 1977

 

James Engle Jr.

                A rural Kewanna man died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday when his motorcycle went off a Pualski county road and struck a fence.

                Killed was Janes ENGLE Jr., 36, R.R. 1, Kewanna.  Death was caused by a broken neck.  Police said Engle’s motorcycle was northbound on Pulaski County Road 660 East at County Road 700 North when due to high speeds, it failed to make a sharp curve.  The motorcucle went off the road and traveled 216 feet along a shallow ditch before striking a fence 10 feet from the road.

                James ENGLE Jr. was born Sept. 9, 1940 in Fulton to James F. and Eula ENGLE.  He was married in 1969 in Culver to Rita F. LUTZ; she survives.  He was a crane operator for the Plymouth Tube company, Winamac.  A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was a member of the Kewanna VFW and of the UAW at Winamac.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jimmy and Kenneth [ENGLE], and two daughters, Kathy and Karen [ENGLE], all at home and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James ENGLE Sr., Monterey.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Lake Bruce.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Alden J. Horn

                Alden J. HORN, 76, 1215 Rochester boulevard, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted several hours earlier.  He had been in failing health for nine months.

                Mr. Horn was born Dec. 12, 1900 in Marshall county to Emmanuel and Laura LAIRD HORN.  He lived in Rochester since 1954, coming here from Mendota, Ill.  He married Gertrude BROCK on Dec. 5, 1925 in Bourbon; she surviv es.  He retired from farming in 1974 and was a member of the United Methodist church, Mendota.

                Surviving with Mrs. Horn is a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Wilma) STANBERGER, R.R. t, Rochester; a son, Arnold HORN, R.R. 5, Rochester, and five grandchildren, Kathleen, Charles and Steven STAMBERGER, Cristy and Beth Ann HORN, all of R.R. 5, Rochester.  The parents, a daughter, a son, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be at Tippecanoe cemetery, Tippecanoe.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

 

Frank DeLong

                Frank DeLONG, 69, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at his home of a heart attack.

                Mr. DeLong was born Dec. 23, 1907 in Marida, Neb., to Josh and Sadie NASH DeLONG.  He was married Nov. 1, 1964 in Wabash to Dorothy COONS HALL; she survives.  He moved to Akron from Athens in 1975.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are five sons; Fred DeLONG, Edward HALL and Howard HALL, all of Wabash; Leonard DeLONG, Oakland, Cal., and Jack DeLONG, Fort Wayne; four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Susie) THRUSH, Wabash; Mrs. John (Judith) COURTNEY, Rochester; Mrs. Marvin (Linda) RUFF, Sanger, Cal., and Mrs.William (Carol) SMITH, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Lena BARR, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Mary MILLS, St. Frencesville, Ill.; twenty-six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Preceding in death were one daughter and two brothers.


                Graveside services and burial will b e at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mount Hope cemetery., [Athens] with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Blanche A. Ailer

                Blanche A. AILER, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been ill for one year.

                Mrs. Ailer was born July 14, 1901 near Bruce Lake to Harrison and Sarah ROGERS WYNN.  She was married Feb. 26, 1919 to Russell W. AILER; he died in 1969.  She had worked in a bakery in South Bend during World War II and she was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.

                She is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Harold (Velma) HORN, Mentone; Mrs. Maurice (Thelma) PETERSON, R.R. 2, Rochester, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) SWANSON, Atwood, and Donna Jo AILER, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Vern OVERMYER, Fulton; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. John C. SHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Naomi M. VanMeter

                Mrs. Naomi M. VanMETER, 56, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:10 a.m. today.  She was dead on arrival of an apparent heart attack at Calloway hospital in Fulton, Mo.

                Mrs. VanMeter was born on Aug. 20, 1920 in Bates county, Mo., to Elmer and Rosie FENNEALD SUTTON.  She married Walter VanMETER on Sept. 7, 1940 in Young America; he survives.

                Surviving with the husband are four sons, Larry [VanMETER], Rochester; Dean [VanMETER], Kewanna; Dudley [VanMETER], Argos, and Tab [VanMETER], at home; a daughter, Peggy [VanMETER], at home; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel NEIDER, Rich Hill, Mo.; Mrs. Effie EPPERSON, Butler, Mo.; Mrs. Laura Fay KERN, Rochester, and Mrs. Ruby [THOMPSON], Rochester; three brothers, Virgil, Gene and Murell SUTTON, all of Rochester, and eight grandchildren.

                Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

James W. Clark

                James W. CLARK, 70, Fort Wayne, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at his home.

                Mr. Clark was born Oct. 27, 1906 to James and Pauline VANDERPOOL CLARK in Birmingham, Ala.  He lived in Fort Wayne for five months, moving there from Rochester.  He married Myrtle DAUGHERTY on Nov. 18, 1939 in Rochester; she survives.  He retired from Rochester Metal Products in 1967.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, James W. CLARK Jr., Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Paula DYLE, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Grace DELOY, Richmond; a brother, Raymond [CLARK], Richmond, and eight grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter and a son.

                Services will b e at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in Citizens cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until the time of service.
Tuesday, June 7, 1977

 

Claude C. Butler

                Claude C. BUTLER, 74, 1314 Monroe street, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday at V.A. hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been ill for several weeks.

                Mr. Butler was born Nov. 26, 1902 to Barney and Clarisa LARGE BUTLER in Miami county.  He married Delia Virginia PARMAN, who died in 1950.  A former employee of the Arlington hotel and Times theatre, he was a member of Senior Citizens and AARP.  He was a lifelong resident of Rochester.

                Surviving are two sons, Edward PARMAN, Sturgis, Mich., and Terry PARMAN, Mishawaka; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ted [BUTLER], Rochester, and Jess [BUTLER], Marion; a sister, Mrs. Benjamin (Belle) WROBLESKI, South Bend, and a brother-in-law, Joe PARMAN, Fulton.

                Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service.

 

Naomi M. VanMeter

                Services for Mrs. Naomi M. VanMETER, Rochester, who died Monday, will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Alva WARD will officiate.  Burial will be at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday.

                In the list of Mrs. VanMeter’s survivors Monday, two of the survivors were misidentified.  It is Mrs. Ruby THOMPSON rather than Mrs. Ruby TOWNSEND and Mrs. Lora Fay KERN rather than Mrs. Laura Fay KERN.

 

Icie Taylor

                Mrs. Icie TAYLOR, 84, a former resident of Menton, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth, where she had lived for four years.

                Mrs. Taylor, one of 12 children, was born March 26, 1883 near Mentone to Omer and Minnie BLACK IGO.  She married Marion TAYLOR on Nov. 27, 1913 in Mentone; he died in 1930.  She operated a country store for many years in Sevastopol, and since 1957 lived with her daughter, Mrs. John (Wanda) LOWRY, Plymouth, and did domestic work.  She was a member of the former Universal Church of Mentone and Sevastopol.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Wanda) LOWRY and Mrs. Raymond (Roberta) SICKMILLER, both of Plymouth; three sons, Arden [TAYLOR], Chicato; Norman [TAYLOR], Pelos Berdes, Cal., and Keith [TAYLOR], Chel Aista, Cal.; thirteen grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Fro) TUCKER, Mentone; Mrs. Elmer (Othelo) HUFFMAN, Claypool; Mrs. Roy (Nellie) WALTERS, Akron, and Mrs. Arthur (Lillian) ANGLIN, Clunette, Ind., a brother, Lewis “Buss” IGO, Enid, Okla.  Two children preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison Center church near Mentone.  The Rev. Robert GRAY will officiate.  Burial will be at Harrison Ceneter cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday.
Hazel M. Smith

                Mrs. Hazel M. SMITH, 75, Akron, died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth.  She had been ill for five years and critically ill for two weeks.

                Mrs. Smith was born June 22, 1901 to William L. and Margaret LOUDERMILK SUTTON in Wells county.  She was a resident of Fulton county for 50 years, coming here from Wells county.  She married Sam C. SMITH on Sept. 5, 1927 in Crown Point; he survives.  She was a member of the Brethren church in Salem.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. James A. (Betty) LITTLE; Mrs. Roy (Violet) FISHER, and Mrs. Earl (Alice) GAERTE, all of Rochester; two sons, Richard L. [SMITH], Rochester, and Allen R. [SMITH], Akron; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Sylvia) LEWIS, Culver, and Mrs. Paul (Nina) EILER, Rochester, and four brothers, the Rev. Omer SUTTON, Fort Wayne; Leo SUTTON, Tippecanoe; Forrest SUTTON, Rochester, and Irvin SUTTON, Akron.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday until the hour of service Friday.

 

Thursday, June 9, 1977 to Friday, June 10, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, June 11, 1977

 

Howard Tyree

                Howard TYREE, 65, Four Seasons Mobile Homes Estates, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday at his residence.  He had been in failing health for the past two years.

                Mr. Tyree was born Oct. 6, 1911 to James and Hattie BARRETT TYREE in Carthage, Tenn.  He married Laura Ellen MIKEL on Dec. 13 1951, in New Castle; she survives.  He lived in Rochester since 1952 moving here from New Castle, and was a retired superintendent of Burton Plumbing and Heating, Rochester.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist church.

                Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Mrs. Vella Maee (Billie) RATLIFF, Spiceland, Ind.; a step-son, Louis MIKEL, Jr., New Castle; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gertie HAMLET and Mrs. Harold (Alien) LAW, both of Gordonsville, Tenn., and three brothers, Cordell [TYREE], Mount Julet, Tenn.; Burford [TYREE], New Castle, and Raymond [TYREE], Gordonsville, Tenn.  One sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Don REITER will officiate.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until the hour of the service.
Nellie B. South

                Mrs. Nellie B. SOUTH, 85, Bloomington, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for five months.  She had been seriously ill for two months.

                Mrs. South was born July 19, 1891 to Silas and Mary LAWRENCE THOMPSON in Monroe county.  She married William E. SOUTH in January, 1917 at Indianapolis; he died in 1957.  She was a lifetime resident of Bloomington except the early years of her married life which she spent in Indianapolis.  Mrs. South was a member of the first class of nurses’ training at Riley hospital, Indianapolis, and worked for Bloomington area physicians.

                Surviving are a son, James O. “Jerry” SOUTH, Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn HEMINGWAY, Milton, Fla.; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frances McNEELY, Ellettsville, and two brothers, Lawrence THOMPSON, Ellettsville, and Marshall THOMPSON, Royal Oak, Mich.

                Services will be at the Greene and Harrell funeral home, Bloomington, at 10 a.m. Monday.  The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate.  Burial will be at Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call at the Greene and Harrell funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  The Grossman funeral home, Argos, is handling the local arrangements.

 

Monday, June 13, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, June 14, 1977

 

Gaythel E. Kotterman

                Mrs. Gaythel Evelyn KOTTERMAN, 66, of near Macy, died at her home at 4 a.m. today.

                She was born in Jefferson township of Miami county July 11, 1911 to George E. and Mable STOWMAN MUSSELMAN.  She was married Oct. 19, 1929 in Chili to Boyd KOTTERMAN, who survives.

                She had lived all her life in the Macy area and at one time had been employed at Hart Schaffner & Marx in Rochester.  She was a member of the Denver Baptist church.

                Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Joyce) CONE, Mountain Iron, Minn.; Mrs. Garth (Mary Kathryn) HAINES, Denver, and Mrs. Herbert (Virginia) BEATTIE, Fort Wayne; a brother, Gaylord [MUSSELMAN], Denver; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Charlene) SHOWALTER, Wabash, and seven grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at the McCain funeral home, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Albert McDONALD officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn cemetery at Denver.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Harold Duff

                Harold DUFF, 63, R.R. 1, died at 7:30 a.m. today in a hospital in Big Rapids, Mich., where he had been a patient since Saturday.  Mr. Duff had been vacationing in the area.

                Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Irene F. Bolley

                Mrs. Irene F. BOLLEY, 68, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at her home of a coronary attack.

                Mrs. Bolley was born March 11, 1909 in Akron to Chester and Winnie SMITH SHAMP.  She was married in 1934 to Joe BOLLEY; he died in 1976.  She was a member of the St. Anne’s Episcopal church, Mesa, Ariz.

                She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Freida IGO, Warsaw, and Mrs. Ray (Iris) SMITH, Mentone; her step-father, George McMILLAN, Akron, and a niece and a nephew.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with Father Gregory SIMS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call tonight.

 

Nellie Anderson

                Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON, 94, formerly of 1212 East Donald street, South Bend, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cardinal nursing home, South Bend following an extended illness.

                Mrs. Anderson was born in Fulton county on April 7, 1883 to Henry and Martha SHADEL.  She moved to South Bend from Delong in 1916.  She married Charles ANDERSON on May 15, 1904; he died in 1940.

                Surviving are a daughter, Miss Marjorie ANDERSON, South Bend, and a brother, Guy A. SHADEL, Leiters Ford.  A son preceded in death.

                Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Welsheimer funeral home, South Bend.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Valley memorial park, South Bend.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Wednesday, June 15, 1977

 

Harold Duff

                Harold DUFF, 63, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday at the Mecosta county general hospital, Big Rapids, Mich., of a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

                Mr. Duff was born Oct. 22, 1913 to Joseph T. and Golda CARR DUFF in North Manchester.  He married Doris D. DILLMAN on Aug. 1, 1936; she died Jan. 5, 1971.  An area resident most of his life, he was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church, I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 47, and Encampment No. 24.

                Surviving are a son, Steven R. [DUFF], R.R. 1, Rochester; three grandsons, Steven, Keith, and Shane DUFF; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Evelyn) HOLLOWAY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Frank (Marie) KRIPE, R.R. 6, Rochester; two brothers, George [DUFF], Warsaw, and Richard [DUFF], Plymouth, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.  The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Marx A. Dawald

                Marx Arden DAWALD, 51, Akron, died at 12:01 a.m. today at the Wabash county hospital in Wabash.

                He was born Feb. 12, 1926 in Roann to George and Floy GRAY DAWALD Sr., who survive.  He was a farmer and real estate broker with Dawald Real Estate and Insurance, Peru.  He lived most of his life in the Roann community and was a member of the Roann American Legion, the Roann masonic lodge and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.  He was a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving ar the parents of Mexico, a sister, Mrs. Don LOWE, Twelve Mile, and two brothers, George [DAWALD] Jr., Roann, and Richard [DAWALD], Rochester.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grandstaff funeral home, Roann.  The Rev. Lowell BURRUS will officiate.  Burial will be at the ]Tombaugh] Enterprise cemetery, Miami county.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.

 

David Leroy Cooley

                David Leroy COOLEY, 44, Michigan City, died unexpectedly at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at Michigan City.

                Mr. Cooley was born Dec. 14, 1932 to Roscoe and Edith COOLEY in Inwood.  He was a member of the Sons of God church in Dallas, Texas.

                Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Betty HARDESTY and Mrs. Patricia ZEIDER, Argos; Mrs. Donna STEGMAN and Mrs. Luella RIDDLE, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Mary LEE, Tyler, Texas.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

                Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  Burial will be at Jordan cemetery, Argos.  Frienda may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Friday, June 17, 1977

 

Erma B. Claybaugh

                Mrs. Erma B. CLAYBAUGH, 71, Plymouth, died following a lengthy illness at 1:35 p.m. Thursday at Memorial hospital, South Bend.

                Mrs. Claybaugh was born July 15, 1905 to Harvey and Bessie MIDDLETON COPLEN in Fulton county.  She married Hayward CLAYBAUGH on Oct. 12, 1924 in Argos; he survives.  She was a Plymouth resident for seven years, moving there from Argos.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. John (Irene) FORBES, South Bend; a son, Harold [CLAYBAUGH], Peru; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and three brothers, LeRoy COPLEN, Plymouth, Nile COPLEN, South Bend, and Walter COPLEN, Argos.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  The Rev. Frank ZINK will officiate.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

                Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Saturday, June 18, 1977

 

William C. Miller

                William C. MILLER, 96, a former Grandview community resident, died at about 7 p.m. Friday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He had been in failing health for two months.

                Mr. Miller was born Feb. 28, 1881, to William and Catherine MEHLING MILLER in Richland township.  He married Eunice M. EASTERDAY on Dec. 24, 1903, in Fulton county; she died July 6, 1961.  A retired farmer, Mr. Miller lived most of his life in the Grandview community except winters which he spent in Florida with his son and daughter.  He had lived the past two months with his daughter in South Bend.  He was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge for many years.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rex (Thelma) RICHARDS, Lake Como, Fla.; Mrs. Leroy (Opal) GRAVES, South Bend, and Mrs. Orville (Ruth) ZENTZ, Argos; a son, Albert D. [MILLER], Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  His wife and four sisters preceded in death.

                Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be at the South Germany cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday through the hour of the service.

 

Monday, June 20, 1977

 

Ella DeMont

                Mrs. Ella DeMONT, 93, Argos, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday at her home.  She had been seriously ill for two years following a hip fracture.

                Mrs. DeMont was born July 4, 1883 to Frank and Martha BUSBY BOGGS in Marshall county.  She was married to W. E. DeMONT on Oct. 6, 1903 at her home.  A lifetime resident of Marshall county, she was a member of the former Argos Church of God, past president of the Argos Monday club, an honorary member of the Argos Progress club, a member of the Past Presidents club of Marshall county and a member-at-large of the DAR.  Surviving are a daughter, Miss Florence DeMONT, and a foster-son, Joe GINGERICH, both at home.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate.  Burial will be at the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

C. E. Hendee

                C. E. “Earl” HENDEE, 85, Royal Center, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday at the Fulton House Chase Center, Logansport.  Mr. Hendee was born Oct. 14, 1891 to Oliver and Susan CONN HENDEE in Cass county.  He married Elsie MURRAY in Logansport; she died in 1964.  He married Mildred EWING in 1967 in Muncie; she died in 1971.  A retired Fulton county farmer, he was a member of the United Methodist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothea KING, Royal Center, formerly of Orchard, Colo., and Mrs. Mary Alice GOODNER, Fulton; three grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison garden chapel, Royal Center with The Rev. John WORTINGER officiating.  Burial will be at the Royal Center cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.


Tuesday, June 21, 1977

 

Cecil K. Davis

                Cecil K. DAVIS, 61, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient since Saturday evening.  He had been in failing health for about 10 years.

                Mr. Davis was born Feb. 18, 1916 to Bert and Ocie DAVIS near Leiters Ford.  He married Mildred A. RITENOUR on July 24, 1937, in Williamsport, Ind.; she survives.  He lived his entire life in Leiters Ford and was a retired heavy equipment operator.  He was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist church and a former member of the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. William (Rebecca) BRIGHT, Syracuse; Mrs. Paul (Betty Jane) WIDMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Joe (Patty Lynn) SEE, Deedsville; two sons, William [DAVIS], Rochester, and Richard [DAVIS], Leiters Ford; eleven grandchildren; the step-mother, Mrs. Hulda TABER DAVIS, Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Eva) LEBO, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Howard (Donna) COLEMAN, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Don (Ruth) AUTREY, LaPorte; a brother, Dale DAVIS, Phoenix, Ariz., and nieces and nephews.

                Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until time of services.

 

Everett Gibbons

                Everett GIBBONS, 72, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth where he had been a patient for 10 days.  He had been ill since March.

                Mr. Gibbons was born Sept. 2, 1904 in Marshall county to Frank and Lilly WILSON GIBBONS.  He was married June 14, 1931 to Florence McGRIFF; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist church and Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge 373.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Linda) LOWRY, R.R. 1, Argos; two sons, Merle [GIBBONS], Plymouth, and Max [GIBBONS], R.R. 1, Argos; a sister, Miss Clara GIBBONS, R.R. 3, Rochester; two brothers, L. J. [GIBBONS], Argos, and Francis [GIBBONS], R.R. 3, Rochester; five grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials, other than flowers, can be made to the Santa Anna United Methodist church or to the critical care unit of Plymouth Parkview hospital.
Linda Sue White

                Mrs. Linda Sue WHITE, 29, 10015 Nottawa Trail, Fort Wayne, died at 10 p.m. Monday in Northwestern university hospital at Chicago following neuro-surgery.  Ill for one week, she was taken to the hospital Friday.

                She was born Nov. 24, 1947 in Columbia City to Donald R. and Evelyn KEESEY MILLER, formerly of Akron.  She was married Feb. 1, 1969 to David W. WHITE, who survives.  She had been a secretary at the Magnavox company in Fort Wayne for eight years and was a member of the United Methodist church and the Eastern Star at Columbia City.  She was a 1966 graduate of Columbia City high school and had attended Ball State university.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Kara Marie [WHITE], 3, and Julie Ann [WHITE], seven months, both at home; the parents, R.R. 3, Columbia City, and two brothers, Edward MILLER, Walnut, Cal., and Daniel MILLER, Fort Wayne.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Smith funeral home in Columbia City with the Rev. James CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, June 22, 1977

 

William F. Riley

                William F. RILEY, 81, Silver Lake, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday at his home of a coronary attack.

                Mr. Riley was born March 29, 1896 to Theodore and Minnie HIBSCHMAN RILEY in Kosciusko county.  He married Elizabeth MORRETT in 1919; she survives.  He was a lifetime resident of the Akron and Silver Lake areas.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Margel) PARKER, Warsaw; two grandchildren, Stephen PARKER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Suzann SCHULTZ, San Clemente, Cal., and two great-granddaughters.  A daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.  The Rev. Hubert MILLER and the Rev. Fred LANDOLT will officiate.  Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, June 23, 1977

 

Roscoe Fultz

                Roscoe FULTZ, 93, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in his home at R.R. 2, Royal Center.

                He was born in Cass county Dec. 23, 1883 to Melanchthon L. and Sarah FUNK FULTZ.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter.  His first marriage was March 5, 1913 to Blanche BROWN, who died Nov. 1, 1950.  He was married to Florence GRIFFIN on July 11, 1953; she survives.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Robert [FULTZ], R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Clyde E. and Rudolph [FULTZ], both of Logansport; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  Two sons preceded in death.

                Services will be at the Kroeger funeral home, seventh and Market streets, Logansport, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Howard WESTERN officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Jeffrey M. Barnett

                Jeffrey Marc BARNETT, 19, Warsaw, son of Dr. Walter BARNETT, Rochester, and Ethyl SHANEYFELT BARNETT, Warsaw, died at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday from injuries sustained in an accident.

                He was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a car attempting to pass him on old U.S. 30, one mile west of Warsaw.  Investigators said Barnett apparently tried to make a left turn as the car was going around him.

                Jeffrey Marc Barnett was born Sept. 22, 1957 in Decatur, Ill.  He was employed by Wireflex Inc., and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist church, Warsaw.  He was a 1975 graduate of Warsaw high school and attended Grace college, Winona Lake, for a year.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Debra [BARNETT], at home, and the grandparents, Mrs. Cecelia BARNETT, Decatur, Ill.; Mr. Shirley SHANEYFELT, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Beatrice DINGMAN, Fort Wayne.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fellowship Baptist church, Warsaw, with the Rev. Allin R. FLINT officiating.  Friends may call at the Titus funeral home, Warsaw, after   2 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon and at the church from noon until the time of the service.

 

Friday, June 24, 1977

 

Edward M. Davis

                Edward M. DAVIS, 68, died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Berkeley, Cal.  He was the husband of the former Crystal TIPTON, Rochester.

                Services will be in Linden, Cal.

 

Teddy Schmidt

                Teddy SCHMIDT, two-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Van SCHMIDT, Bloomington, Ill., died Wednesday.  Mrs. Schmidt is the former Susan KOMM, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed KOMM of Normal, Ill., formerly of Rochester.

 

Saturday, June 25, 1977

 

Sammuel M. Harrison

                Sammuel M. HARRISON, 66, 17th street and College avenue, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home.  He had been ill for about 18 months.

                Mr. Harrison was born July 6, 1910 to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur HARRISON in Winchester, Va.  He married Mildred ANGLE on July 29, 1933 in Lafayette; she survives.  A retired truck driver, he had been a Rochester resident for the past 35 years, coming here from Twelve Mile.  He was a member of Teamsters Union 364, South Bend.

                Surviving with the wife are four sons, Robert L., John and Don [HARRISON], all of Rochester, and Charlie [HARRISON], Auburndale, Fla.; eleven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and a brother, Taylor [HARRISON], Winchester, Va.  Three sons, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services are tentatively set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until the hour of the service.
Minnie M. Holloway

                Minnie M. HOLLOWAY, 66, Mentone, died at 6:15 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Mentone.  She had been ill for several years.

                Services are pending at the King Memorial home, Mentone.

 

Monday, June 27, 1977

 

Minnie M. Holloway

                Services were this afternoon at the King Memorial home, Mentone, for Minnie M. HOLLOWAY, 66, who died at 6:15 a.m. last Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.  The Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiated for today’s service and burial was in the Nichols cemetery.

                Mrs. Holloway was born June 15, 1911, in Mentone to Albert and Blanche ELLSWORTH HOLLOWAY.  She was married to Glen HOLLOWAY who died in 1966.

                Surviving are five sons, Floyd [HOLLOWAY], Galveston, Dean [HOLLOWAY], Spencerville, Bernard [HOLLOWAY], Mentone, Donald [HOLLOWAY], Warsaw, and Kay [HOLLOWAY], Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis NETTE, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Barbara RUDO, Omaha, Neb.; four step-daughters, Kathleen WAGNER, Warsaw, Helen COLLINS, Wabash, Frances MARSHALL, Akron, and Pauline SHAW, California; a step-son, Frank [HOLLOWAY], Plymouth; thirty-five grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

 

Paul R. Renz

                Paul R. RENZ, 60, LaPorte, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at the LaPorte hospital following a lengthy illness.

                Mr. Renz was born March 9, 1917 to Henry and Fern SCHULTZ RENZ in Huntington.  He married Ernestine A. BENEDICT on April 12, 1941 in Maxinkuckee; she died Dec. 1, 1976.  He was a 30-year employee of the LaPorte postoffice, was a member of the First United Methodist church of LaPorte, the LaPorte county FOP and was a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Marilyn) CARDELINO, Bremen, and Mrs. Doxie (Cathleen) CRIPE, Moline, Ill.; two sons, David [RENZ], LaPorte, and Phillip [RENZ], Angleton, Texas; five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Esther) PRICE and Mrs. Walter (Ruth) ALFELD, both of Lapaz.

                Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist church, 1225 Michigan avenue, LaPorte, with Dr. Ben HERSHBERGER officiating.  Cremation will follow.  The Grossman funeral home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Lester E. Murtha

                Lester E. MURTHA, 64, Logansport, died in Logansport Memorial hospital Sunday at 4:13 p.m.

                He was born in Fulton county, Sept. 7, 1912, to Maurice and Dessie FAYLOR MURTHA.  He was former owner of Stoney Pike sale barn and was a cattle buyer.

                Surviving are the wife, Leone [MURTHA], to whom he was married March 27, 1937; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) CALLOWAY, Lafayette; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport and burial will be in the Logansport Mount Hope cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.


 

Tuesday, June 28, 1977 to Wednesday, June 29, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, June 30, 1977

 

Erskine Dudley, Sr.

                Erskine DUDLEY, Sr., 58, Leiters Ford, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth.  He had been ill for 18 years.

                Mr. Dudley was born April 12, 1919 to Ernest and Louella DUDLEY in Sanderville, Ga.  He was a resident of Leiters Ford for 16 years.

                Surviving are four sons, Erskine [DUDLEY], Jr., Ernest, Phillip, and Shannon; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Alleen) ROSS, Chicago, and a brother-in-law with whom Mr. Dudley resided, Thomas BLOCKER.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. HARRIS officiating.  Burial will be at the Burr Oak cemetery, Chicago, Ill.  Friends may call at the funeral home.

 

Leonaora M. Pocock

                Leonaora Mae POCOCK, mother of Charles R. POCOCK, Jr., R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the Fremont hospital in Fremont, O.  She was 62 and had been ill for eight months.

                Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Lindsey funeral home in Dennison, O.

 

Friday, July 1, 1977

 

James Martinez

                James MARTINEZ, 75, Argos, died unexpetedly at 1:34 p.m. Thursday at Perkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been admitted several hours earlier.

                Mr. Martinez was born April 30, 1902 to Joseph and Maria MARTINEZ  in Spain.  He was married April 15, 1935, to Cornelia WIGLEY; she survives.  He was an Argos resident for 35 years, moving there from East Chicago.  Recently retired as the owner and operator of the Argos Cigar Store, he was a member of St. Michael’s Catholkc church, Plymouth.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Julius [MARTINEZ], Griffith; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and three brothers and three sisters, all of Spain.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic church, Plymouth, with the Rev. Thomas DORIOT officiating.  Burial will be at the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, today from 2 to 9 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today.
Grace Porter

                Word was received today of the death of Mrs. Pascal (Grace) PORTER, 86, a former Rochester resident.  She died June 8 in the St. Joseph, Mich., nursing home.

                Mrs. Porter was born Jan. 21, 1891 in Lincoln, Neb., and lived with her husband in Rochester during the 1950s.  She was active in social and civic affairs here.  She was moved to the St. Joseph nursing home from the Garden Court Apartments in Plymouth last March.  She had been ill for six months.

                Services were in the DeyForin funeral home and burial was in the Riverview cemetery in St. Joseph.

 

Saturday, July 2, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, July 4, 1977

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, July 5, 1977

 

Mark E. Gray and

Dawn M. Robert

                A rural Rochester man and a passenger in his car were killed instantly early Sunday morning when his car went off County Road 650 East, struck a tree head-on and burst into flames.

                Dead are Mark E. GRAY, 24, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Dawn M. ROBERTS, 19, R.R. 5, Warsaw.

                They died when the car Gray was driving went off County Road 650 East, one mile south of Ind. 14, at 1:10 o’clock and struck the tree.

                Both were trapped in the car and suffered third degree burns and multiple internal injuries, according to Fulton County Coroner Junior D. GOOD.

                State police said the auto was southbound when it went off the west side of the road, went back across the centerline and then went off the west side of the road again and hit the tree.  Police said no cause for the accident has been found.

                The two deaths raised Fulton county’s 1977 traffic toll to four.

                Mark E. Gray was born Feb. 8, 1953 in Fulton county to Garland “Bud” and Shirley HIBSCHMAN GRAY.  He was employed by Sonoco Products corporation,Akron, and was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Akron Jaycees.

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, John [GRAY], Akron, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HIBSCHMAN, Akron, and several aunts and uncles.

                Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial was at the Akron cemetery.
Lucille Z. Thompson

                Mrs. Lucille Z. THOMPSON, 76, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth.  she had been in failing health for the past month.

                Mrs. Thompson was born April 8, 1901 to John and Clara DOUGHMAN FLAUGH in Allen county.  She had been a Rochester resident since the early 1940s, coming here from Whitley county.  She was married to Claude J. BEELER, who died Aug. 18, 1959.  She married Leo D. THOMPSON on April 8, 1966 in Richland Center; he survives.  She was a retired schoolteacher and taught in schools in Richland Center, Bluffton and Beaver Dam.  she was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church, the Fulton County Home Ec Club, Royal Neighbors, Rebekah Lodge Dunfee, Ind., was secretary of the Fulton County Cancer Society and a graduate of Ball State university.

                Surviving with the husband are two step-sons, Robert THOMPSON, Cincinnati, and Hubert THOMPSON, Harvey, Ill.; six step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; three brothers, Newton FLAUGH, Fort Wayne, George FLAUGH, Roanoke, and Albert FLAUGH, Winchester, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER and the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the services Wednesday.

 

Elsie Braman McIntire

                Mrs. Elsie (STEIN) BRAMAN McINTIRE, 83, Decatur, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, at the Adams County Memorial hospital.

                Mrs. McIntire was born March 31, 1894, to Mr. and Mrs. Karl STEIN in Crete, Ill.  She was married to Clyde E. BRAMAN in 1917; he died in 1940.  She married Walter McINTIRE in 1951; he died in 1973.  She was a member of the Decatur Church of God and the Huntington Homemakers Club.  She was a Rochester resident for many years before moving to Decatur.

                Surviving are a son, Warren C. BRAMAN, Decatur; two step-sons, Harold McINTIRE, Lapeer, Mich., and Robert McINTIRE, Dayton, O.; two brothers, Henry STEIN, Fort Myers, Fla., and Charles STEIN, Steger, Ill.; a step-grandchild, and three step-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of God, Decatur, with the Rev. Mark STAYTON officiating.  Burial will be at the Citizens cemetery, Rochester, with commital services at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the winteregg-Linn and Haggard funeral home, Decatur.

 

Cleotis Cummings

                Cleotis CUMMINGS, 70, Ind. 14, died Saturday in a Hastings, Mich., hospital.

                He was the son of John and Bertha (CLARY) CUMMINGS.

                Surviving are the wife, Genevive [CUMMINGS]; a son, Robert [CUMMINGS]; two daughters, Patty SCHONDELMEYER, and Linda FOX; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille KANE, Rochester; a niece, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Loha J. Hart

                Mrs. Loha Joan HART, 52, Deedsville, died Saturday evening at her residence.

                Mrs. Hart was born Aug. 18, 1924 to John L. and Georgia KINTNER BUSSARD in Peru.  She married Neil E. HART on Aug. 17, 1946 in Noblesville; he survives.  She was a member of the Deedsville United Methodist church.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Rita Ann BELL, Peru, and Reba Joan HOLLAND, Deedsville; two sons, Larry Lee [HART], Deedsville, and Ellis E. [HART], Denver; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ellis BUSSARD, Peru, and John Joseph BUSSARD, Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Jean MURPHY, Fort Wayne.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Deedsville Unitd Methodist church with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Deedsville.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the McCain funeral home, Denver.

 

Edna D. Christiansen

                Mrs. Edna Dee CHRISTIANSEN, 87, formerly of 1121 Washington street, died at 3:30 a.m. today at the Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a resident for the past five years.  Mrs. Christiansen was born Nov. 11, 1889 to Edward and Bessie NESSLAR HOFFMAN in Lake Geneva, Wis.  She was married to Captain Denny CURTIS in 1908; he died in 1939.  She married Jorgen M. CHRISTIANSEN, a famous circus horse trainer, on Jan. 6, 1957, in Fulton; he died in 1969.  Mrs. Christiansen lived in the Rochester-Fulton area for 20 years and was a former circus performer and director of Ringling Brothers circus.  She was a member of the Barnum and Bailey circus, Chicago Eastern Star, Chicago Showman’s League, St. John’s Lutheran church of Rochester, Circus Fans association, and was elected to the Circus Hall of Fame, management category at Sarasota, Fla., in 1968.

                Surviving are four cousins, Walter NESSLAR, Maywood, Ill.; Louis NESSLAR, Lake Geneva, Wis.; Mrs. George (Harriet) THATCHER, Madison, Wis., and Mrs. Merrill (Ethel) PUERNER, Janesville, Wis.

                A commital service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill cemetery, Lake Geneva, Wis.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester.

 

Wednesday, July 6, 1977

 

Jack L. Tippy

                Jack L. TIPPY, 48, Columbia City, died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday in the Whitley county hospital following a lengthy illness.  Mr. Tippy was born March 23, 1929, in Rochester to Robert and Mary NELSON TIPPY.  He graduated from Rochester high school in 1946.  He was married in Rochester Oct. 8, 1949 to Virginia “Jen” CLELAND; she survives.  Since 1969 he was employed as a mechanical engineer at Essex International in Columbia City.  He received his engineering degree from Indiana Technical college in Fort Wayne in 1949.  He was a member of the Columbia City First Presbyterian church.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, Bruce [TIPPY]; his father, Robert TIPPY, Elkhart; his mother, Mrs. Mary STONESTREET, Rochester, and a brother, Gene [TIPPY], Kokomo.

                Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbia City First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Larry SCHMOEKEL officiating.  Friends may call at the Smith funeral home in Columbia City from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


 

Thursday, July 7, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, July 8, 1977

 

Bessie Kreft

                Mrs. Bessie KREFT, 60, Tippecanoe, died at 5:45 a.m. today at the Kingston nursing home, Plymouth where she had been a patient for six weeks.  She had been ill for four years.

                Mrs. Kerft was born June 12, 1917, to Jacob and Ida HENNEY VanDYKE in Chicago.  She was married to William KREFT on Aug. 30, 1934, in Chicago; he survives.  She had been a resident of Tippecanoe for 23 years, coming there from Lyle, Ill., and was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Charlene HIET, Alpha, Ill., and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) RITENOUR, Angola; ten sons, Gerald VanDYKE, Winona Lake; William KREFT, Jr., Naperville, Ill.; Donald KREFT, Sandwich, Ill.; Wayne KREFT, Richard KREFT, Glen KREFT, Paul KREFT, David KREFT and Timothy KREFT, all of Tippecanoe, and Robert KREFT, Bremen; twenty-six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John (Gertrude) HITRICK, Wexford, Pa., and a brother, Jacob VanDYKE, Bowling Brook, Ill.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Tippecanoe Community church with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be at the Tippecanoe cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to the service.

 

Goldie M. Mathias

                Mrs. Goldie May MATHIAS, 83, formerly of R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Thursday in Cloverdale, Cal., where she had been living for the past eight months.

                Mrs. Mathias was born Jan. 7, 1894, to Dora and Ella BARKER COLLINS in Fulton county.  She was married to Earl MATHIAS on Aug. 7, 1919 in Rochester; he died June 19, 1954.  She lived most of her life in Rochester and was a member of the Burton United Methodist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (June) GROVE, Unionville, Ia., and Mrs. Lionel (Muriel) BILLMAN, Logansport; two sons, Robert [MATHIAS], Yorkville, Cal., and Joe [MATHIAS], Kokomo; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Sylvia [JEWELL], Fulton.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the services Sunday.
Essie P. Southerton

                Essie Pearl SOUTHERTON, 84, Macy, died at 5 a.m. today at her residence.

                Mrs. Southerton was born Jan 17, 1893 to Charles and Sarah Ann HOUR WILLIAMS in Fulton county.  She married Charley SOUTHERTON on Jan. 28, 1914; he died June 2, 1965.  She was a member of the former Five Corners church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth ABBOTT, Warsaw, and Mrs. Donna VICE, Macy; three sons, Sherl [SOUTHERTON], Kokomo; Garland [SOUTHERTON], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Chester [SOUTHERTON], at home; fourteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a sister, Myrtle ENYART, Winamac.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating.  Burial will be at the Five Corners cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, July 9, 1977

 

Kenneth C. Rinard

                Kenneth C. RINARD, 62, Argos, died unexpectedly at 8:35 p.m. Friday in Elkhart.  He was dead on arrival at Elkhart hospital of a heart attack.

                Mr. Rinard was born Sept. 9, 1914, to Ralph and Lila ALBRECHT RINARD, in Chicago.  He married Betty COOK on July 27, 1941, in Plymouth; she survives.  A former Argos businessman, he was regional manager of industrial sales for Bostwick-Braun company of Toledo, O., for the past 18 years.  He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, the Argos Masonic lodge, the Plymouth Moose lodge, the Plymouth Elks lodge, member and past commander of the Argos American Legion, a former member of the Argos volunteer fire department, and a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Carol GRONINGER, Monument, Colo.; two sons, Bob [RINARD], Argos, and Jeff [RINARD], at home, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.  The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  The Argos American Legion will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.

 

Monday, July 11, 1977

 

Ralph Arter

                Ralph ARTER, 77, Indianapolis, died at about 1 p.m. Friday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.  He had been visiting his sister, Mrs. Ethel Eads, Huffman Lake.

                Surviving are a son, Dick ARTER, Anderson; two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel EADS, Huffman Lake, and Mrs. Marie JUDD, Elkhart; a niece, Elizabeth GRAY, Akron, and two cousins, Lois HUBBARD, Rochester, and Gail McCARTER, Rochester.

                Services were today in Indianapolis.
Ruth R. Moore

                A rural Rochester woman was killed and two Michigan residents injured seriously in a two-car collision at 9:05 a.m. today on U.S. 31 at County Road 450 North.

                Killed was Mrs. Ruth R. MOORE, 58, R.R. 3, Rochester.  Injured were Geraldine V. KOPERSKI, 52, Allegan, Mich., and her husband, Donald [KOPERSKI], 51.  The Koperskis were taken to Woodlawn hospital before being rushed to South Bend Memorial hospital.  Both reportedly suffered broken bones and multiple lacerations and abrasions.

                Police, who are still investigating the mishap, said the Moore auto was westbound on County Road 450 North when it pulled into the path of the Koperski auto, driven by Mrs. Koperski, which was southbound on U.S. 31.  Mrs. Moore was thrown from her auto.

                The death was the sixth in Fulton county this year.

                Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 8, 1918, to Earl H. and Ethel TRIMBLE ADAMS in Rochester.  She was married March 27, 1938 in Rochester to Cecil V. MOORE; he survives.  She lived her entire life in Rochester, and was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church.

                Surviving with the husband are the father, Earl ADAMS, Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Terry HATFIELD, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Scott (Debbie) SHELBURNE, R.R. 3, Rochester; a son, Cecil V. MOORE, Jr., Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs.    G. B. (Nadine) WALKER, Louisville, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

                Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Center United Methodist church with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, from  9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, and Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the services.

 

Tuesday, July 12, 1977

 

Jack Ulery, Sr. and

Joyce Ulery

                Double funeral services are scheduled for Jack L. ULERY, Sr., 41, and his wife, Joyce [ULERY], 40, Peru, at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru following a fatal traffic accident on U.S. 24 three miles west of Wabash Saturday night.

                Mr. Ulery was dead on arrival at the Wabash county hospital and Mrs. Ulery died at 1:08 p.m. Monday in the same hospital.  they were injured in a two-car crash.

                Mr. Ulery was born Dec. 15, 1935 in Peru to Henry and Helen RIGGLE ULERY, who survive in Peru.  He was a truck driver for the Cardinal Oil company and was a member of the Salem Christian church, the Manitou Moose lodge of Rochester and the Peru Eagles lodge.

                Surviving with the parents are two sons, Jack [ULERY], Jr., at home, and Jeffery [ULERY], Peru; two daughters, Kimberly and Anita [ULERY], both at home, and a sister, Mrs. Karen CROCKETT, Peru.

                Mrs. Ulery was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Peru to Paul and Ethel KURZ SCHMIDT, who survive in Peru.  She was a member of the Salem Christian church.

                Surviving besides her parents and her children are a brother, Paul [SCHMIDT], Jr., Rochester, and a sister, Connie SCHWINGLE, Peru.

                The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate at the double funeral service and the burials will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.
Ralph Arter

                A survivor of Ralph ARTER, cousin, Doris [OSBORN], Ithaca, N.Y., was omitted from the list of survivors given to The Sentinel Monday.

                Services were held for Mr. Arter, 77, Indianapolis, yesterday in Broad Ripple.

 

Wednesday, July 13, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, July 14, 1977

 

Ruth Day Dilsaver

                Ruth (GILLIAND) DAY DILSAVER, 70, Roann, died Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Wabash county hospital at Wabash.

                She was born March 22, 1907 in Albion to the Rev. Newton and Elda ZELLERS GILLIAND.  She first was married to Howard DAY Feb. 22, 1926; he died in 1969.  She was married to Charles DILSAVER March 28, 1963; he died in 1968.  She was a member of the Evangelical Methodist church in Roann.

                Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Jordan (Elda Ann) HUDSON, Silver Lake; Mrs. John (Darla) EADS, Mrs. Curtis (Esta) GULLETT and Mrs. Hugh (Phyllis) SHEARRER, all North Manchester; Mrs. Jerry (Peggy) FIELD, Peru, and Mrs. Bill (Lolitta) CAUSEY, Taylor, Mich.; three sons, William DAY, Roann; Gene DAY, Peru, and Morris DAY, North Manchester; thirty-three grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren.  Three sons and three grandchildren preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Raymond E. Umbaugh

                Raymond E. UMBAUGH, 57, Boulder, Colo., died unexpectedly Wednesday in Wooster, O., where he was on a business trip.  He was a former Argos resident.

                Mr. Umbaugh was born June 7, 1920 to J. Allen and Mae JONES UMBAUGH in Argos.  He was married to Phyllis KROUSE on Jan. 19, 1942 in Argos; she survives.  He had been a resident of Boulder for 10 years, moving there from Ocala, Fla.  He was a member of the Boulder Lutheran church and was president of Umbaugh Electronics, Boulder, Colo.

                Surviving with the wife are five children; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Marjorie) SOUTH, Argos; and five brothers, Kenneth UMBAUGH, Rauanna, O.; The Rev. E. D. UMBAUGH, Stow, O.; Alendon UMBAUGH, Stow, O.; Herschel J. UMBAUGH, Plymouth, and Merlyn “Mike” UMBAUGH, Syracuse, Ind.

                Services are tentatively set for Saturday at the Crist funeral home, 2305 Broadway, Boulder, Colo.  Local arrangements are being handled by the Grossman funeral home, Argos.
Jeremy Adam See and

Jamey Bartholomew See

                Jeremy Adam SEE and Jamey Bartholomew SEE, infant sons of Kenneth and Tammy SHELBURNE SEE, R.R. 6, Rochester, died about 9 a.m. today shortly after birth at Woodlawn hospital.

                Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. SHELBURNE, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor SEE, Fulton; the Maternal great-grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Moses M. WIRE, Noblesville, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lucille SMITH, Coldwater, Mich.

                Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Friday, July 15, 1977

 

Roscoe H. Clifton

                Roscoe H. CLIFTON, 81, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for about two weeks.  He had been in failing health for the past eight years.

                Mr. Clifton was born Feb. 11, 1896, to Charlie and Katie ASBELL CLIFTON in Shoals, Ind.  He married Dottie FIELDS on April 4, 1968 in Shoals; she survives.  He had been a resident of the Burton community for the past nine years, coming there from Shoals.  He was the former owner and operator of a sawmill in Martin county and also was a forest fire warden in Martin county.  He was a member of the Shoals Christian church, the Shoals American Legion post, and was a veteran of World War I.

                Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Mrs. Delbert (Violet) HALL, South Bend; two step-sons, Robert FIELDS, Culver, and Gary FIELDS, R.R. 3, Rochester; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil (Nellie) ALLBRIGHT, Shoals, and Mrs. Charles (Mary) THOMAS, Shoals; two brothers, Lawrence CLIFTON, Shoals, and Roy CLIFTON, Huron, Ind., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be Monday at the Shoals cemetery.  The Shoals American Legion Post will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday.  Friends may call from  2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the hour oif the service Sunday.

 

Saturday, July 16, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, July 18, 1977

 

Jeremy See and

Jamey See

                Graveside services were held Friday at the Oaklawn Memorial Garden near Westfield for Jeremy and Jamey SEE who died Thursday morning at Woodlawn hospital.  They were the infant sons of Kenneth and Tammy SHELBURNE SEE, R.R. 6, Rochester.

                The Rev. Moses M. WIRE, the maternal great-grandfather, officiated at the services.
Tuesday, July 19, 1977 to Thursday, July 21, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, July 22, 1977

 

Abraham W. Hunsberger

                Abraham W. HUNSBERGER, 15 months, son of Steven and Connie WOODWORTH HUNSBERGER, Etna Green, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Riley hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient two weeks.  He had been ill since birth.

                He was born March 26, 1976, in Bremen.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Veronica [HUNSBERGER], at home; three brothers, Steven [HUNSBERGER], Jr., Rodney and Timmy, all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Harry HUNSBERGER, R.R. 2, Bourbon, and the maternal grandfather, Donald WOODWORTH, Owosso, Mich.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be at the Summit Chapel cemetery southeast of Bourbon.

 

Saturday, July 23, 1977 to Monday, July 25, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, July 26, 1977

 

Daniel M. Bucher

                Daniel Mac BUCHER, 55, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, drowned Sunday in the Lotz Miller lake north of Disko in Wabash county.

                He had gone fishing about 8:30 a.m. Sunday and when he didn’t come home by Sunday afternoon, a search was begun.  The body was found about 10 a.m. Monday.

                He was born Nov. 30, 1921 in Fulton county to John and Hattie McINTYRE BUCHER and had resided all his life in the Akron area.  He was married Feb. 8, 1947 in Sharon, Ind., to Betty YARIAN of Roann.  He was a farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines area, and a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

                Surviving are the wife; the mother, of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Judy) FRENCH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; three sons, Don [BUCHER], R.R. 1, Columbia City; Jerry [BUCHER], Wabash, and William “Bill” [BUCHER], Akron; eleven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Don (Betty Belle) HAMLIN, North Manchester, and a brother, Eugene [BUCHER], Wabash.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Charles FRENCH and the Rev. Fred LANHOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church Thursday for an hour before services.
Wednesday, July 27, 1977

 

Otto E. Beehler

                Otto E. BEEHLER, 78, Decatur, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Adams County Memorial hospital, Decatur, where he had been a patient four hours.

                Mr. Beehler was a former Rochester resident, moving from here in 1943.  He was born Sept. 5, 1898 in Fulton county to Lewis and Luella HASSENPLUG BEEHLER.  He was married June 1, 1925, to Bessie OVERMYER; she survives.  He taught school in the Rochester school system for 23 years prior to his move to Decatur in 1943 where he and his wife owned and operated the Rice hotel until the time of his death.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Decatur.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Barbara) DANCER, Indianapolis; a son, Carl [BEEHLER], Dayton, O.; five grandchildren; two step-grandsons; two brothers, Lloyd [BEEHLER], Argos, and Lester [BEEHLER], R.R. 3, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A  sister, Mrs. Clara OVERMYER, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Zwick funeral home, Decatur, with the Rev. Robert Vander HART officiating.  The Rev. Morris HOWELL will conduct graveside rites following the services at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

 

Marion Werner

                Marion WERNER, Mount Kisco, N.Y., died Tuesday morning at Mount Kisco.  She was the mother of Clarence MARTENS, R.R. 1, Rochester.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cassady funeral home, Mount Kisco.

 

Thursday, July 28, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, July 29, 1977

 

Everett E. Jester

                Everett E. JESTER, 79, Kewanna, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.

                Mr. Jester was born July 4, 1898 to George and Mahala SIZELOVE JESTER in Tipton county.  He was married on April 20, 1930, to Pearl KEENEY in Kewanna; she survives.  He was a retired math and history teacher and taught at Kewanna high school for 15 1/2 years.  He was a graduate of Kokomo high school, Indiana university and Columbia university and was a member of the Kewanna First Baptist church and the Retired Teachers association.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ann TALBOTT, Kewanna; a brother, John [JESTER], Kokomo; two grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Garden Chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Fred KRAMER officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.  Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of memorials to the cancer fund.
Saturday, July 30, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, August 1, 1977

 

Dona I. Overmyer

                Mrs. Dona I. OVERMYER, 85, Argos, died at 7:01 a.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she was admitted seven hours earlier.  She had been ill for three months.

                Mrs. Overmyer was born Sept. 2, 1892 to Jasper and Martha SAVAGE CURTIS in the Maxinkuckee neighborhood near Culver.  She was married June 5, 1912, to Lloyd OVERMYER near Culver; he survives.  She has been an Argos resident for 20 years, moving there from Plymouth, and was a member of the Old time Religion Tabernacle, Plymouth.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Lloyd [OVERMYER], Jr., Argos, and William Joe OVERMYER, Kingston nursing home, Plymouth, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Time Religion Tabernacle with the Rev. Robert SCHULTZ and the Rev. Paul CECRELE officiating.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church Wednesday one hour before services.

 

Martin P. Shriver

                Martin Paul SHRIVER, 23, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday.  According to Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD, death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

                Mr. Shriver was born Feb. 27, 1954 in Rochester to Martin P. and Pauline ROBISON SHRIVER; the father died in 1975.  He was a resident of Rochester his entire life and was a member of the Rochester church of God.  He was employed by Switches Inc., Bruce Lake.

                Surviving with the mother are three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Sandra) TYLER, Rochester; Mrs. John (Dixie) PHIPPS, Evansville, and Mrs. Larry (Paulette) WOODWORTH, Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers, Clifton LEE, Akron, and Gilbert LEE, Evansville; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev.    C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and at the church Tuesday until the hour of the service.

 

Stanley R. Kinzie

                Stanley R. KINZIE, 27, drowned Wednesday evening at a pond on his farm near Goshen.

                Mr. Kinzie ws born Nov. 12, 1949, near Twelve Mile.  He was the son of Edward A. and Oral MATCHENY KINZIE of Macy.  He was employed by Yellowstone Trailer company, Elkhart, and was a member of the Old German Baptist church.

                Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Julia FLORA, Logansport, and Ellen KINZIE, North Manchester, and two brothers, Forrest [KINZIE], Pierceton,and Eldon [KINZIE], Logansport.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Old German Baptist church near Hoover.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16.
Tuesday, August 2, 1977

 

Richard Lee Milner

                Plymouth, Ind. - The body of Richard Lee MILNER, 33, a Plymouth native who taught school at Niles, Mich., was recovered Saturday morning after a four-day search by nearly 100 volunteers from five south central Colorado counties.

                Milner was reported missing Tuesday by his wife after he failed to return from a mountain climbing trip.

                He apparently fell 200 feet from near the peak of Mount Blanca, a 14,345-foot mountain located near Walsenburg.  He and his wife were visiting relatives at Singing River Ranch.

 

Wednesday, August 3, 1977

 

Andrew J. Gunter

                A 23-year-old Rochester man was killed at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday when the motorcucle he was driving pulled into the path of a truck on Old U.S. 31 at County Rad 300 South.

                Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said Andrew J. “Jack” GUNTER, 1409 Audubon avenue, died of massive internal injuries and a crushed left chest.

                County police said Gunter was westbound on County Road 300 South when he drove his motorcycle into the path of a truck driven by Marjorie E. SHAMBARGER, 2, R.R. 5, Rochester, who was southbound on Old U.S. 31.

                The motorcucle skidded 43 1/2 feet on County Road 300 South and another 15 feet across the northbound lane of Old U.S. 31 before the impact.  Gunter was thrown 23 feet from the motorcucle.

                The death raised Fulton County’s 1977 traffic death toll to seven, five more than at this time last year and one more than in all of 1976.

                Andrew Jackson GUNTER was born June 22, 1954, to Clarence T. and Laura Ellen ERVIN GUNTER in Idaville.  He was a Rochester resident his entire life and was employed by Rochester Metal Products.

                Surviving with the mother are a brother, Donald [GUNTER], Rochester; two half-brothers, Harold RAWLINS, Rochester, and George EVANS, Monticello; a half-sister, Mrs. Denny (Nancy) KURTZ, Logansport, and an uncle, Charles ERVIN, Rochester. Two infant brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Burial plans have not been announced yet.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Ralph J. Bragdon

                Ralph J. BRAGDON, 14, Kewanna, was found dead at 4 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.  Junior GOOD, Fulton county coroner, said the boy apparently hanged himself.

                He was the son of Clifford A. BRAGDON, Kewanna, and Donna HAFFORD BRAGDON, North Boro, Mass.  He was born July 5, 1963, in Framingham, Mass., and had been a Kewanna resident for two years.  He would have been a freshman at Kewanna high school in the fall.

                Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Norman and Clifford [BRAGDON], Jr., both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys HUDDLESTON, Kewanna; Mrs. Jean REESE, Kingsbury, and Brenda [BRAGDON], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. William LAMSON, Presque Isle, Me.,and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma HAFFORD, Framingham, Mass.


                Services will be at Hudson, Mass.  The Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, is handling local arrangements.

 

Thursday, August 4, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, August 5, 1977

 

Frederick Stapleburg

                Frederick STAPLEBURG, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:50 a.m. today in South Bend St. Joseph hospital following a serious illness of nine days.

                Mr. Stapleburg was born in Connecticut and lived near Argos for 20 years after moving there from Evanston, Ill.  He was married Dec. 20, 1970, to Myra TORNQUIST, who survives.  He was a retired security guard for the Gottlieb company of North Lake, Ill., and was a member of the Plymouth Moose lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two step-daughters, Mrs. Larry (Myra) BUROFF, R.R. 1, Argos, and Miss Mariellen NORRIS, Hamlet; two step-sons, Douglas BOER, Courtelene, Ida., and William BOER, Chicago, Ill.; ten step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call between 7 and 9 p.m.Saturday and until the time of services Sunday.

 

Keith Ray Eisenman

                Graveside services for Keith Ray EISENMAN, infant son of Jack and Patricia Ann COONCE EISENMAN, Martinsville, were held Thursday morning at the New Southport Park cemetery, Martinsville.

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, Brandon Lee [EISENMAN], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary EISENMAN, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan HUTCHENS, Martinsville.

 

Rhonda Hamilton

                Funeral services for Miss Rhonda E. HAMILTON, 19, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, at 1:10 a.m. Friday of injuries suffered in a fall from a horse, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

                Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

                Miss Hamilton was born Nov. 12, 1957 in Peru to Rosklyn A. and Zelda Mary SNOWDEN HAMILTON.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints.  A 1976 graduate of Caston high school, she was a member of the girls volleyball team, art club, German club and the Caston Comet school newspaper staff in high school.

                Surviving with the parents are nine brothers, twin Randy, Stuart, Garland, Gordon, Forrest, Monty and Alvin [HAMILTON], all at home, Rockey [HAMILTON], R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Leland [HAMILTON], Holly Park trailer court, Logansport, and three sisters, Mrs. Roselyn GOCHENOUR, Stoney Pike trailer park, Logansport; Mrs. Marilynn ZARTMAN, R.R. 2, Milford, and Miss Berdetta HAMILTON, at home.
Saturday, August 6, 1977

 

Howard A. Knepper

                Howard A. “Pappy” KNEPPER, 61, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at St. Joseph’s hospital in South Bend at 10 a.m. Friday after a six-month illness.

                He was born July 16, 1916 in Hamlet and had lived in Plymouth 40 years.  He was retired from the White Farm Equipment company of South Bend.  He was married to Margaret METHENY July 20, 1935 in Plymouth; she survives.

                Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Louisa LARGE, Plymouth; three sons, James, Richard and Ronald [KNEPPER], all of Plymouth; four daughters, Miss Mary KNEPPER, Plymouth; Mrs. Sally O’DELL, Waterford, O.; Mrs. Linda KREZIK, Knox, and Mrs. Judy HALL, Austin, Texas; two brothers, Orval [KNEPPER], Plymouth, and Roy [KNEPPER], Tulsa, Okla; fourteen grandchildren.  The father, Cyrus [KNEPPER], preceded in death.

                Services will be in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth Monday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Nellie Boswell

                Mrs. Nellie (LOWE) BOSWELL, 90, Estelle Peabody Memorial Home, North Manchester, died at 1:03 p.m. Friday in the Wabash county hospital, Wabash.

                She was born May 12, 1887 near Franklin to Anson and Celia Jane GRAHAM LOWE.  She was a lifetime resident of Indianapolis with the exception of five years at the Peabody home.  She was married near Franklin to Edwin C. BOSWELL, who died in October of 1961. She was a member of the Tabernacle Presbyterian church of Indianapolis.

                Surviving are a son, Edwin C. BOSWELL, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Joan GERDTS, Mooresville; nine grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A son preceded in death.

                Private services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Peace chapel of the mausoleum at the Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Intombment will follow.  The Foster & Good funerl home is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Monday, August 8, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, August 9, 1977

 

Carl A. Dick

                Carl A. DICK, 74, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday in the Healthwin hospital in South Bend after a six-month illness.

                Mr. Dick was born Dec. 4, 1902 in Winamac to Willard and Minnie Van BLARICON DICK.  He was married May 4, 1963 in South Bend to Elinor HASKINS.  He was a former employee of the Studebaker plant in South Bend and was a custodian at the Talma school.  He was a member of the Plymouth Moose lodge and was on the advisory council of the Rochester AARP.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Patricia) UTTERBACH, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. William (Charlene) SCHROER, Rochester; a step-daughter, Jackie HASKIN, South Bend; three step-sons, James HASKIN, South Bend, Richard HASKIN, Indianapolis, and Robert HASKIN, Stickney, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Oliver (June) KALMBACHER, Tippecanoe, and Miss Gladys COBLE, Huntington; one brother, Sid DICK, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren, and


nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert A. RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Glen Dice

                Glen L. DICE, 89, Fulton, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.  He had been in failing health for three months.

                Mr. Dice was born Nov. 12, 1887, in Hoopston, Ill., to James and Kitty Ray DICE.  His first marriage was to Myrtle KING in 1910; she died in 1920.  His second was to Crystal COLLINS in 1922; she died in 1943.  His third marriage was to Marjorie PIERSON in 1945; she died in 1968.  He had lived in Fulton since 1921 and was the former owner of Dice Oil company.  He was an honorary member of the Rochester VFW.

                Surviving are one son, Paul DICE, Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Marjorie) WRAY, Logansport, and Mrs. William (Betty) STEPHENS, Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Isaac (Cecelia) LOWE, R.R. 1, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Kitty MOW; a sister, Mrs. Marie RENTSCHLER; a brother, Chauncey DICE, and a granddaughter, Roberta Jo MOW.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. E. Clyde MAYFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Arch Timbers

                Arch TIMBERS, 88, Madison, Wis., died Sunday in Madison.  Mr. Timbers was a former Rochester resident.

                Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Pearl MOORE, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

                Burial will be at Madison.

 

Wednesday, August 10, 1977

 

Martha F. Williams Sonnenburg

                Mrs. Martha F. (SCHENDT) WILLIAMS SONNENBURG, 81, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Centerbury Manor nursing home.

                Mrs. Sonnenburg was born Nov. 8, 1895 in Valparaiso to Martin and Willimens BRITZKE SCHENDT.  She married Earl WILLIAMS in 1917; he preceded in death.  She married Otto SONNENBURG Jan. 9, 1953; he also preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and St. John’s United Church of Christ in Michigan City where she lived before coming to Rochester.  She also had lived in Wabash.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Edna) QUILON, Park Forest, Ill., and Mrs. Dewey (Grace) KINCADE, Marvia, Ida.; two sons, Howard WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Ralph WILLIAMS, Niles, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Peek funeral home in Wanatah with the Rev. Paul FRANKENFELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Adams cemetery near Valparaiso.  Friends may call from 2:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until the time of service Friday.  Foster & Good funeral home is handling local arrangements.


Boone Howard

                Boone HOWARD, 53, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kosciusko Community hospital in Warsaw of a heart attack shortly after being admitted.  He had been ill 12 years.

                He was born March 14, 1924 in Brathitt county, Ky., to Wiley and Minnie MANNS HOWARD and had lived in the Akron area 27 years, moving there from Kentucky.  He was married March 21, 1945 in Garrett, Ky., to Eugena CHAFFINS, who survives.  He was employed at B. Walter company in Wabash.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Larry [HOWARD], Winona Lake, and Terry [HOWARD], Brownsville; four grandchildren; six brothers, Alf [HOWARD], Ligonier; Ira [HOWARD], Alger, O.; Lee [HOWARD], Akron; Charles [HOWARD], McGuffy, O.; Tom [HOWARD], Pensacola, Fla., and Jim [HOWARD], Ocala, Fla., and Della HOWARD, Hamilton, O.  Three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Pentecostal church at Silver Lake with the Rev. Aaron STANLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church on Friday for one hour before services.

 

Douglas Garrison

                Douglas GARRISON, 19, Lafayette, died last Friday from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.  He was a Rochester resident for many years before moving to Lafayette.

                Garrison’s father is in critical condition as a result of injuries suffered in a car-truck accident last Thursday.

 

Thursday, August 11, 1977

 

Otto Leroy Hartman

                Otto Leroy “Roy” HARTMAN, 67, Fulton, died at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.  He had been in failing health for four years.

                Mr. Hartman was born June 28, 1910 in Akron to James Howard and Ella SHRIVER HARTMAN.  His first marriage was in 1932 to Ollivene RICHARDS; she preceded in death.  He married Mary B. STEVENS in 1939; she died in 1969.  He married Connie NOLEN in 1971; she survives.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county and owned Leroy’s cafe in Fulton.  He had operated restaurants in Macy and Fulton for the past 31 years.  He was a member of the South Bend Scottish Rite, the Rochester American Legion, the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Lincoln Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd degree Mason.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Shirley) COLLINS, Farmington, Mich., and Mrs. Jerry (Maxine) HECKATHORN, Rochester; three sons, Leroy HARTMAN II, Douglas Nolen and Howard L. HARTMAN, all of Fulton; three brothers, Willis [HARTMAN], Birmingham, Mich.; Willard [HARTMAN], Cassopolis, Mich., and Robert [HARTMAN], Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Goldie) HARTMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Lottie PURDUE, South Bend, and eight grandchildren.  A sister, Ruth CARPENTER, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Friday, August 12, 1977

 

Otto Leroy Hartman

                The Lincoln Masonic lodge of Macy will conduct graveside services Saturday for Mr. Otto Leroy “Roy” HARTMAN, 67, Fulton, who died Wednesday night at Woodlawn hospital.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. today.

                Mr. Hartman’s first wife, Mrs. Ollivene RICHARDS COUSINS, survives.

 

William W. McFadden

                William W. “Bill” McFADDEN, 75, Mentone, died at 8:20 a.m. Thursday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw.  He had been in ill health for about a year.

                He was born Sept. 29, 1901 in Indiana to Hugh and Elizabeth ELKINS McFADDEN and had lived in Mentone for 14 years, moving there from Tippecanoe where he had resided most of his life.  He was married in 1926 to Coral MILLER, who died in 1955.  He was married in 1955 to Faughn PETRO, who died in 1976.  He was retired from the Nickel Plate railroad.

                Surviving are a step-son, Melvin “Bud” BEAM, Argos; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lyman (Jeannette) MOLLENHOUR, Mentone, and Mrs. Wilmer (Joyce) HARLEY, Argos; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.  Friends may call today and this evening.

 

Saturday, August 13, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, August 15, 1977

 

Forest R. Hancock

                Forest R. “Bob’ HANCOCK, 79, Gilead, died at noon Sunday at the King’s Daughter hospital, Madison.

                Mr. Hancock was born Sept. 1, 1897, to Monroe and Bessie HANCOCK.  His wife, Ann [HANCOCK], preceded him in death in 1954.  He was the owner and operator of a grocery and feed store in Gilead for 30 years.  He also worked for the state of Indiana for six years.  He was a member of the Coon Hunters Association and the Disko Conservation Club.

                Surviving are a son, William L. [HANCOCK], and a nephew, Monroe Edward HANCOCK, Gilead.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gilead cemetery with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  The Oakley funeral home, Milton, Ky., is handling arrangements.
Tuesday, August 16, 1977

 

George W. See

                George W. SEE, 77, Logansport, died at 1:38 p.m. Monday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.  He had been ill for six months.

                Mr. See was born on March 28, 1900, to Edward and Una WOLFORD SEE in Cass county.  He was married to Clara RAYMOND; she preceded in death.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Logansport Eagles Lodge.

                Surviving are two sons, Raymond E. [SEE], Twelve Mile, and Donald [SEE], Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy STAIR, Huntington Beach, Cal.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Russell SEE, Rochester.  A son and a sister peceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Paul TEMPLE officiating.  Burial will be at the Mount Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, August 17, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, August 18, 1977

 

Geraldine Anderson

                Mrs. Geraldine ANDERSON, 71, Kewanna, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Fulton House, Chase Center, Logansport.  She had been ill since Easter.

                Mrs. Anderson was born June 2, 1906, to David P. and Ada M. LEAP KEENEY in Boone county.  She was married on Feb. 25, 1928, to George A. ANDERSON in Kewanna; he survives.  She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, David A. [ANDERSON], Royal Center, and  G. William [ANDERSON], Hartford City; a daughter, Mrs. Dean TURNIPSEED, Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl JESTER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Gordon NICHOLSON, Wucaipa, Cal., and seven grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harrison Garden Chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Fred KRAMER officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, August 19, 1977

 

Kimberly Elaine Day

                Kimberly DAY, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David DAY, R.R. 1, Mentone, died this morning at Wabash county hospital following a lengthy illness.

                Services are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.
Lala D. Overmyer

                Mrs. Lala D. OVERMYER, 74, Mishawaka, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the Fountainview Place nursing home, Mishawaka.

                Mrs. Overmyer had been a resident of Mishawaka for the past 54 years, coming there from Rochester.  She was born June 3, 1903 in Rochester.  She married Harley R. OVERMYER on July 28, 1923 in Rochester; he survives.  She was a member of the First Brethren church, Mishawaka.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Howard E. [OVERMYER], Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Madeline PAJOR, Mishawaka; five grandsons, two great-grandchildren, and a brother and three sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Oran LEEDY, Rochester.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bubb funeral chapel, 202 North Main street, Mishawaka.  Burial will be at the Chapel Hill memorial gardens, Osceola.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorial donations may be made to the cancer society of the donor’s choice or to the First Brethren church of Mishawaka.  Flowers will also be accepted.

 

Francis A. Bergman

                Services for Francis A. BERGMAN, 81, Plymouth, were held Thursday at St. Michael’s Catholic church, Plymouth, with the Rev. Thomas DORIOT officiating.

                Mr. Bergman died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Administration hospital, Marion, after a lengthy illness.  He was the retired owner and operator of the Rochester Laundry and Dry Cleaners and was a Rochester resident for 26 years.  He was married Aug. 16, 1920, to Mildred MORRIS; she survives.  He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the American Legion and the Father Neuland General Assembly of the Knights of Columbus.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Wilmer (Mary Kay) CARPENTER, Holiday Island, Ark.; two sons, Joseph Fay [BERGMAN], Red Bank, N.J., and Robert L. [BERGMAN], Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Pete [BERGMAN], California; a sister, Sister M. JOHANETTA, a resident of the Catherine Kasper Home of Donaldson, and nine grandchildren.

 

Henry Altheide

                Henry “Ed” ALTHEIDE, 49, Culver, died at 1:25 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.

                Mr. Altheide was born Jan. 17, 1928, to Henry G. and Audra CROY ALTHEIDE in Culver.  He was married April 29, 1972, to Margaret M. JOHNSON in Culver; she survives.  A life-time resident of the Culver area, he was an auto body repairman.  He was a veteran of the Korean War.

                Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Audra ALTHEIDE, Culver; a brother, Dale OSBORNE, Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Orin (Betty) BOYD, Rochester; Mrs. Allen (Anna Mae) RICE, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Mary) WOOLFRE, Culver; two step-daughters, Mrs. Diana MARTINDALE, Nappanee, and Mrs. Sherryl HECKAMAN, Nappanee, and four grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be at the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Terry A. Davisson

                Services were held this morning at the First Presbyterian church, Rensselaer, for Terry A. DAVISSON, 34, Rensselaer.  He died Wednesday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

                Mr. Davisson was the son of Mrs. Owen (Nancy Aletha) DAVISSON, Rensselaer, and the late Owen DAVISSON, former Rochester residents.  He was born June 14, 1943 in South Bend.  He married Sharon SCHREEG on March 12, 1965; she survives.

                Surviving with the wife and mother are three sons, Todd, Craig and Mark [DAVISSON], all at home, and a brother, David [DAVISSON], Niles.

 

Saturday, August 20, 1977

 

Kimberly Elaine Day

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Athens United Methodist church for Kimberly Elaine DAY, 5, Mentone, who died at 9 a.m. Friday at the Wabash county hospital following a nine-month illness.  The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate.

                Kimberly was born July 18, 1972, to David and Kathy HARTMAN DAY in Rochester.  She attended the Athens United Methodist church.

                Surviving with the parents re a sister, Michelle Gail [DAY], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gail HARTMAN, Akron; the paternal grandparents, William DAY, Roann, and Mrs. Ella Mae DAY, Lagro; the maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Howard KINNEY, Akron, and Mrs. Mabel HARTMAN, Rochester, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Flossie DRUDGE, Akron.

                Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron until noon Sunday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

 

Foster C. Potter

                Services were held Wednesday in Delmar, N.Y., for Foster C. POTTER, 77, Albany, N.Y., who died at 3:10 a.m. Monday after a brief illness.  He was the father of Mrs. Ernie YOUNG, Rochester.

                Mr. Potter was born Dec. 12, 1899 to Charles William and Etta BARSE POTTER in Norwich, N.Y.  He was a graduate of Syracuse university and was editor of the Syracuse Daily Orange from 1922 to 1923, city editor for the Norwich Sun in 1919 and reporter for the Syracuse Herald from 1919 to 1934.  He served as public relations dirctor for the New York Agriculture and Marketing departments from 1934 to 1972.

                He was also past chairman and director of public relations of the Civil Service Employee association, executive vice president of International Contact Ltd. from 1965 to 1976, executive secretary and public relations director of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs from 1967 to 1975 and director of public relations for the New York American Legion.  He was past director of the Albany Kiwanis and a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Kappa Alpha.  He was also listed in Who’s Who in the East.

                Surviving with the wife, Margaret [POTTER], are two daughters, Mrs. Ernie (Carole) YOUNG, Rochester, and Mrs. George (Susan) HALL, Westfield, Pa., and seven grandchildren.
Effie G. Ewer

                Mrs. Effie Grace EWER, 99, died at 1 a.m. today at the Wabash county hospital.  She resided with her grandson, Bernard DILLARD, near Laro.

                Mrs. Ewer was born June 6, 1878, to Andrew J. and Mary Hanna “Molly” BALDWIN YATES, near Covington, Ky.  She moved to Indiana in 1900, coming here from Dixon, Ill.  She was a former resident of the Argos and Fulton areas.  She was married Sept. 1, 1900, to William EWER at Dixon; he preceded in death.  She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran church, Plymouth.

                Surviving are a brother and a sister, both of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. James ENGLE officiating.  Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Ernest V. Silveus

                Ernest V. SILVEUS, 80, R.R. 1, Akron, died this morning of a heart attack.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Sheetz funeral home in Akron and, although incomplete, are set tentatively for Tuesday.

 

Glen E. Morrissey

                Glen E. MORRISSEY, 85, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4:55 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Peru.

                He is survived by his wife, Blanche [MORRISSEY].  Services are pending at the McCain funeral home in Denver.

 

Monday, August 22, 1977

 

Bessie M. Largen

                Bessie M. LARGEN, 87, Nappanee, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday at the Elkhart General hospital where she had been a patient for six weeks.  She had been ill for 10 weeks.

                Mrs. Largen was a former Rochester resident, moving to Nappanee from here seven years ago.  She was born Nov. 12, 1889 to James and Mary HOSHAW McNULTY in Lex, Ind.  She was married May 15, 1909 to Ross LARGEN in Flora; he died July 12, 1968.  She was a member of the Flora Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving are a son, Wayne [LARGEN], Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Wilbur YEATER, Logansport; Mrs. Eldo CLAWSON, Nappanee; Mrs. Max LOGSDON, Oxford, and Mrs. Carl EHERENMAN, Mentone; seventeen grandchildren, and thirty-nine great-grandchildren. A son, two daughters, eleven sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Yoder funeral home, Nappanee, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Elva M. Christner

                Mrs. Elva M. CHRISTNER, 87, Palestine, died at 4:55 a.m. Sunday in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw.

                She was born Feb. 19, 1890 in Wabash county to John and Luetta HARSH MYERS and had resided the last 25 years in Palestine, moving there from Silver Lake.  She was married Nov. 10, 1906 to Elmer CHRISTNER, who died in 1972.

                Surviving are four sons, Claude and Raymond [CHRISTNER], both of Warsaw; Roy [CHRISTNER], South Whitley, and John [CHRISTNER], Warren; four daughters, Fern CHRISTNER, Warsaw; Mrs. Gale (Mildred) WARNER and Mrs. Paul (Genieve) OLDFATHER, both of Palestine, and Mrs. Larry (Audrey) MARTIN, North Manchester; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  A son and a daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Paul BODEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetry at Warsaw.  Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Mina Entsminger

                Private funeral services were held this morning for Mrs. Mina ENTSMINGER, 93, 1017 Pontiac street, who died Saturday evening.  The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiated and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

                Mrs Entsminger was born March 27, 1884 to Maier and Bertha [HEILBRUN] LEVI in Rochester.  The Levis were pioneer residents who operated a dry good store at the present site of the B&B store for many years.  She married Clyde W. ENTSMINGER on Aug. 8, 1904; he died Jan. 17, 1966.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

                Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. (Yetta) ESSIG, Rochester.  A daughter, Miriam [ENTSMINGER], preceded in death.

                Zimmerman Brothers funeral home handled arrangements.

 

Robert L. White

                Robert Lowell WHITE, 67, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester nursing home.  He had been ill for several years.

                Mr. White was a former Rochester city employee and had lived most of his life in this community.  He was born Nov. 2, 1908 to Edward and Mary Ellen WHITE in Oakland, Ill.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews - Mrs. Howard (Edna) HOLLOWAY; Mrs. Richard (Alberta) SMITH; Carl COLLINS; Mel COLLINS; Mrs. G. V. (Mildred) AMIGH, Culver, and Mrs. Buryl (Eva) REESE, Indianapolis, and a brother, Tip WHITE, Oakland, Ill.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Interment rites will be conducted by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakland cemetery, Oakland, Ill.  Only private family visitation is planned.
Glen E. Morrissey

                Services were at 2 p.m. today at the Ebenezer United Methodist church for Glen E. MORRISSEY, 84, Macy, who died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.  The Revs. George HATTNER and Richard HARTLERODE officiated.  Burial was at the Gilead cemetery, Gilead.

                Mr. Morrissey was born Oct. 21, 1892 to John W. and Jane EDWARDS MORRISSEY in Miami county.  He married Blanche CLEMONS on Dec. 16, 1917, in Perry township; she survives.

                A retired farmer he was a lifetime resident of Miami county.  He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church.

                Surviving with the wife are a sister, June TATE, Birmingham, Mich., and two nieces, Maxine FISHER, Wabash, and Marjorie TATE, Birmingham, Mich.  A sister preceded in death.

                Arrangements were handled by the McCain funeral home, Denver.

 

Ernest V. Silveus

                Services for Ernest V. SILVEUS, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

                Friends may call at the funeral home.

                Mr. Silveus died at Kosciusko Community hospital in Warsaw shortly after admission.  Death, which was unexpected, was due to a heart attack.

                He was born Dec. 23, 1896 in Kosciusko county to Perry and Della STEWARD SILVEUS and had resided all his life in the Kosciusko county area.  He was married Dec. 24, 1917 in Akron to Bertha E. YOUNG, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Esther R. SILVEUS, Akron; a son, Cecil [SILVEUS], R.R. 2, Silver Lake; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren.  A son and three brothers preceded in death.

 

Virgil Robbins

                Virgil “Zeke” ROBBINS, 67, died at 9 a.m. Saturday at his home in Mentone.  Death was unexpected.

                He was born April 16, 1910, to Henry and Bessie DORLAND ROBBINS and had resided all his life in the Mentone area.  He was retired from Hales and Hunter grain company.

                Surviving are two sisters, Marjorie HALTERMAN, Fort Wayne, and Elsie LINN, Mentone, and nieces and nephews.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.
Tuesday, August 23, 1977

 

Charles R. Mow

                Charles Richard MOW, 57, Mishawaka, died Monday morning at his home.

                Mr. Mow was born Feb. 23, 1920 to Walter and Agnes COOPER MOW at Richland Center.  He married Marjorie HUNT in 1941; she survives.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, John [MOW], Sarasota, Fla., and Arthur [MOW], Mishawaka; three grandchildren; a brother, and a sister.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Albright United Methodist church, Mishawaka.  Friends may call at the Dallards funeral home, Mishawaka, from 2 to 4 p.m. and      7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, August 24, 1977

 

Izora T. Smith

                Mrs. Izora T. SMITH, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly this morning at her residence.

                Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Harold R. Mikesell

                Harold R. MIKESELL, 75, Macy, died at 5:10 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been ill since Aug. 8.

                Mr. Mikesell ws born March 21, 1902, to Harley and Essie STINSON MIKESELL in Kosciusko county.  He was married on March 28, 1923, in Fulton to Frances M. LEMMON; she died Sept. 28, 1969.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.

                Surviving are three sons, Harold E. [MIKESELL], R.R. 4, Rochester; William R. [MIKESELL], Plymouth, and Paul L. [MIKESELL], Macy; a daughter, Mrs. P. W. (Marjorie) TERPSTRA, Rochester; two brothers, Oliver [MIKESELL], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Lloyd [MIKESELL], Buchanan, Mich.; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home with the Rev. Ira HOLT officiating.  Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from       7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 t 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, August 25, 1977

 

Harold R. Mikesell

                The name of a sister, Mrs. Fawn SOWERS, Indianapolis, was omitted inadvertently in the obituary notice of Harold R. MIKESELL, 75, Macy, who died Wednesday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital.

                Services for Mr. Mikesell will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.  Friends may call from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Izora T. Smith

                Mrs. Izora T. “Zoe” SMITH, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday morning.

                She was born Aug. 13, 1898 in Athens to L. Rella and Cynthia SAYGER NYE and had resided most of her life in the Macy, Athens and Rochester communities.  She was married Dec. 23, 1916 in Akron to Harvey “Speck” SMITH, who died Aug. 26, 1970.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church, the WCTU of the church and Eastern Star No. 24, of Macy, of which she was a past worthy matron.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bayard (Juana) ROBINSON, Cheney, Kan.; two sons, Harvey [SMITH], Macy, and Glen [SMITH], R.R. 1, macy; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emerson (Juanita) JOHNSON and Mrs. Edward (Margaret) STANTON, both of Athens, and two brothers, William CUTSHAW, Boise, Ida., and Paul CUTSHAW, Tucson, Ariz.  A sister, Donna O’BRIEN, died in 1976.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Sturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O’DELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday ghrough time of service.

 

Ray A. Glass

                Ray Alton GLASS, 69, 944 Jackson boulevard, died this morning at 2:10 o’clock at Canterbury Manor nursing home after a cancer illness of five months.

                A Rochester resident since 1932, Mr. Glass had taken an active part in local affairs.  He came to the city as manager of the Rex movie theatre, then located in the former Wile block on Main street.  In succeeding years he was chairman of the Fulton County Democratic Central Committee, served as acting postmaster from 1965-70 and was a former governor of the Manitou Moose lodge. He currently was a member of the Sheriff’s Merit Board and a member of the Chamber of commerce.

                For the past 23 years he had been employed by Baxter’s Drug Store.  A licensed mortician, he was born in South Bend May 26, 1908, the son of Alton and Florence BUCHER.  Glass was reared by his stepfather, Harry EMMONS.  He was a graduate of Argos high school.  His marriage was Nov. 19,1933, in Rochester, to Chleo M. KEEL, who survives.

                Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dudley (Narcissus) PICKERING, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three step-sisters, Mrs. Carl (Louise) SHEETS, Plymouth Mrs. George (Minnie Belle) ROWE, Argos, and Mrs. Lawrence (Beatrice) HUPP, Sr., Niles, Mich., and a half-bother, Charles H. EMMONS, Plymouth.

                Rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the cancer fund.
Grace McMillen

                Mrs. Grace McMILLEN, 77, Chicago Ridge, Ill., died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Community hospital in Pelos Heights, Ill.  She was a former Argos resident.

                Mrs. McMillen was the daughter of John and Estella GRUBE RHOADES.  She was married to Carl Raymond McMILLEN; he died in 1971.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy GORDON; Mrs. Evelyn SEYMAN, and Mrs. Marian JACKSON, all of Illinois; three sons, Arthur, James and Jack [McMILLEN], all of Illinois; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Archie (Frances) McLEAN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Ora (Florence) GARMAN, Sun City, Ariz.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from noon until the time of the services.

 

Friday, August 26, 1977

 

Mary Swick

                Mrs. Mary SWICK, 94, died at 4 .m. today at the Sun Coast Manor nursing home, Bradenton, Fla. A former Akron resident, she had lived in Florida 15 years.

                Mrs. Swick was born Sept. 11, 1882, to Jeremiah and Fanny FUNK in Kosciusko county.  She married Herman SWICK on Nov. 7, 1903; he died in 1962.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Fanny) DOUGLAS, Bradenton, Fla.; three sons, Arthur L. [SWICK], LaPorte; Charles E. [SWICK], Akron, and Willis N. [SWICK], LaVelle,Fla.; eight grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.  a daughter and a grandson preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home,Akron, with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating.  Burial will be at the Silver Lake cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

Jacob E. Byerline

                Jacob E. BYERLINE, 78, Gibson City, Ill., died Thursday afternoon at his home after a three-year illness.

                He was a frequent visitor to Rochester and had many friends here.  His wife, Ruth [BYERLINE], died in 1974.

                Among the survivors are a son, Billie BYERLINE, R.R. 3, Rochester; three grandsons, William E. BYERLINE, R.R. 3, Rochester; John E. BYERLINE, Galveston, and Terry L. BYERLINE, Fort Campbell, Tenn., and a granddaughter, Mrs. Dyann MILLER, Hopkinsville, Ky.

                Funeral arrangements are pending at the Lamb funeral home in Gibson City.

 

Henry C. Hahne

                Henry C. HAHNE, 75, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died at 10:20 a.m. today at his residence.

                Surviving with the wife is a daughter, Mrs. Palmer (Jean) COVER, Rochester.

                Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Saturday, August 27, 1977

 

Henry C. Hahne

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Henry C. HAHNE, 75, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, who died of cancer at 10:20 a.m. Friday.  He had been ill for several months.  The Rev. David HEYWARD will officiate and burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

                Mr. Hahne was born May 11, 1902, to August and Margretta VANNATTA HAHNE in Schaller, Ia.  He was marrid On Oct. 28, 1925 to Esther C. WANDREY in Valparaiso; she survives.  He had been a Rocheser resident for 10 months, coming here from Macy.  He was a retired farmer and a former Prudential Insurance agent.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Palmer (Jean) COVER, Rochester; a grandson, Michael COVER, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Bernice) WANDREY, Schaller, Ia.; and Mrs. Max (Gladys) ROBERTS, Storm Lake, Ia., and three brothers, Clarence and Walter [HAHNE], both of Storm Lake, Ia., and Leonard [HAHNE], Mesa, Ariz.  Three brothers preceded in death.

 

Horatio S. Agster

                Funeral services were scheduled for today for Horatio S. AGSTER, 86, St. Petersburg, Fla., a Fulton county native who died Thursday in St. Petersburg.

                Bon May 2, 1891, he was the son of Frederick and Ellen JOHNSON AGSTER.  He was married to Berniece COPLEN, who survives.

                Mr. Agster was a member of the Pasadena Community church of St. Petersburg, Scottish Rite bodies, Egypt Temple Shrine, the Winterhaven, Fla., Masonic lodge and the Majestic Towers Hi 12 club.  A 1915 agricultural graduate of Purdue university, he was executive vice president and general manager of the Pennsylvania State Farm Bureau Co-op association from 1934-56 and was a lifetime member of the Purdue Alumni association.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard T. AGSTER, Redington Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. William H. FETTER, LqMarque, Texas; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

                The Fred H. Kenfield funeral home, 200 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Fla., 33707, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Harold Fanning

                Harold FANNING, Tippecanoe, died at 9:05 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
Herman Goodman

                Herman GOODMAN, 76, 420 West Second street, died at 6:15 a.m. today at his home of an apparent coronary attack.

                He was born April 21, 1901 in Floyd county, Ind., to Jacob and Nellie BROCK GOODMAN and he had resided in Floyd county and Benton county before moving to Rochester in 1970.  He was first married Jan. 5, 1926 in Earl Park, Ind., to Eva PONTO, who died Dec. 19, 1965.  He was married Oct. 3, 1970 to Edna TABLER HENRIOTT, who survives.  He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic church and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Donald [GOODMAN], Chicago; Gerald and Terry [GOODMAN], both of Earl Park, Ind.; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-children, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) HORBAN, R.R. 3, Rochester; Paul D. HENRIOTT, Monon; sixteen step-grandchildren; five step-grat-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Fredia HERBST, Fowler; Lillian KLEMME, Brookston, and Helen CLARK, Corydon; three brothers, Joseph and Jacob, both of Fowler, and Titus [GOODMAN], Corydon.  A step-granddaughter preceded in death.

                Services are set tentatively for 10:30 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph’s Catholic church with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Earl Park, Ind., cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, August 29, 1977

 

Harold Fanning

                Services were held at 10 a.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Harold FANNING, 75, Tippecanoe.  Mr. Fanning died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday at the Marshall County Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a two-day illness.  The Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN officiated at the services and burial was in the Brethren cemetery.

                Mr. Fanning was born July 19, 1902, to Ernest and Clara MILLER FANNING in North Manchester.  He was married on march 20, 1926, to Elma WINTERRODE in Tippecanoe; she survives.  A retired farmer, he was a memb er of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Jene) EPLER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Carol PATTERSON, Tippecanoe; a son, Ernest J. [FANNING], Kaylors, S.C.; eight grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Esther SHOEMAKER, Mentone, and Mrs. Alta NELLANS, Mentone.

 

Lamoin D. Richardson

                Lamoin D. “Mike” RICHARDSON, 62, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence near Twelve Mile.  He had been ill for a year.  Mr. Richardson was born Sept. 2, 1915, to Omer V. and Sylvia STEELE RICHARDSON in Wabash county.  He was married to Edna Ellen MARTIN on Dec. 31, 1942; she survives.  A retired farmer, he was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Skinner Chapel church.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Michael [RICHARDSON], at home; four daughters, Mrs. Marthagene WEIDEMAN, Chili; Mrs. Jane LOW, Indiantown, Fla.; Janice [RICHARDSON]. U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., and Nancy [RICHARDSON], at home, and two grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Thomas DAVIS and Ike GRAHAM officiating.  Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Laura M. Chamberlain

                Mrs. Laura May CHAMBERLAIN, 128 1/2 East Eighth street, died of cancer at 1:40 p.m. Sunday at the LaPorte hospital, LaPorte.  She had been ill for several months.

                Mrs. Chamberlain was born in Peru to Bert and Edna SHAFER FOY.  She was married on April 22, 1947, in Hartford City to William Lynn CHAMBERLAIN; he died June 15, 1967.  She was the owner of Chamberlain’s bar and Lounce, one of the oldest businesses in Rochester.  She was a member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester American Legion Auxiliary.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Chera) NEAL, LaPorte, and Mrs. J. (Michele) McCARTHY, Miami, Fla., and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the cancer fund.

 

Chauncey L. Summers

                Chauncey Lee SUMMERS, 61, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 3:10 p.m.Saturday at the Veterans Administration hospital in Fort Wayne where he had been admitted earlier Saturday morning.  He had been in failing health for the past six years.

                Mr. Summers was born May 27, 1916, to Frank and Marie CRABILL SUMMERS in Whitley county; the mother survives.  He was married on July 13, 1939, to Vava Donnabelle GOOD in Rochester; she survives.  He had been a Rochester resident for 12 years, coming here from South Bend.  He was a retired truck driver for the Wanatah Stone company, was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post of Rochester and the Rochester Fraternal Order of Eagles.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Sharon EYTCHESON, R.R. 1, Rochester two sons, William L. [SUMMERS], Walkerton, and Chauncey [SUMMERS], Jr., Kansas City, Kansas the mother; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) KOUGH, Winamac, and Mrs. Bonnie BALE, Oklahome City, Okla., and three brothers, Howard [SUMMERS], Rochester; Frank [SUMMERS], Jr., Lansing, Mich., and John [SUMMERS], Kissimmee, Fla.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be at the Citizens cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday.  The Leroy Shelton American Legion Post will conduct military graveside rites.
Florence D. Clark

                Mrs. Florence D. CLARK, 78, Logansport, died at 12:40 p.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.  Mrs. Clark was a resident of R.R. 3, Macy, for 10 years, and a Rochester area resident for many years.

                She was born Jan. 23, 1889, to Oscar and Laura LIONS McDONALD in Royal Center.  She was married oin Oct. 18, 1915, to Hale CLARK, in Logansport; he survives.  She was a retired employee of Hart, Schaffner and Marx.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Ruby HARDY, Logansport, and Mrs. Elizabeth MARVIN, Idaville; a son, Richard [CLARK], Logansport; twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie SADLER, Walton, and Mrs. Marjorie BURROUGH, Lucerne, and two brothers, Edward McDONALD, Chicago, and Robert McDONALD, San Francisco.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. James CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 1977

 

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Wednesday, August 31, 1977

 

Alberta VanDerWeele

                Mrs. Alberta VanDerWEELE, 91, a former Argos resident, died at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where she had lived for three years.

                Mrs. VanDerWeele was born Feb. 10, 1886, to Samuel and Anna FRIEND ALEY an Valparaiso.  She was married on Dec. 7, 1903, to Jacob VanDerWEELE in Culver; he died in 1960.  She was an Argos resident for 60 years, moving there from Burr Oak, and was a member of the Burr Oak Church of God.

                Surviving are four sons, Wayne [VanDerWEELE], Argos; Ward  [VanDerWEELE], North Vernon; Gene [VanDerWEELE], Plymouth, and Bruce [VanDerWEELE], Argos; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Hattie WOODS, Knox.  A son, Jack  [VanDerWEELE], died in 1974.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Darrell MADDOCK officiating.  Burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Burr Oak Church of God.
Thursday, September 1, 1977

 

Addie M. Felty

                Mrs. Addie M. FELTY, 83, a former Fulton resident, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.  She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Barts, Rochester.  Mrs. Felty was born March 17, 1894, to David C. and Sarah A. WALLACE COPNER in Fulton county.  She was married to Charles W. HOLLER in 1910.  She was married to Palmer FELTY in 1919; he died in 1933.  She was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan church.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) BARTS, Rochester; Mrs. John (Lois) ADAMS, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. John (Wilma) WELKER, Columbia, S.C.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Vern (Lucille) PEACOCK, Indianapolis; Mrs. Eugene (Irene) KRONEWITTER, South Bend, and Mrs. Lester (Helen) SOWERS, Largo, Fla.; a step-son, Emerson FELTY, Port Charlotte, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  A son, three daughters and three step-sons preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ira HOLT officiating.  Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Norma E. Murphy

                Mrs. Norma E. MURPHY, 58, Denver, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

                Mrs. Murphy was born March 21, 1919, to Carter F. and Katherine HAMMAN BUTT in Miami county.  She was married on Nov. 4, 1939, to Elvin B. MURPHY in Denver; he survives.  She was a member of the Denver Baptist church and Missionary Society, the Vashti chapter of O.E.S., the Dukes Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies and the Indiana Cow Belles.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Julia MARTIN, Lexington, Ky.; two sons, Carter [MURPHY], Denver, and Royce [MURPHY], a student at Purdue university; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Margie Ruth HODSON, Monrovia, Cal., and two brothers, Donald H. BUTT, Sun Valley, Cal., and William BUTT, Valencia, Cal.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Oral DUCKWORTH and the Rev. Albert McDONALD officiating.  Burial will be at the Westlawn cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, September 2, 1977

 

Mary E. Hohman

                Mrs Mary E. HOHMAN, 73, R.R. 1, Claypool (Burket), died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.

                Mrs. Hohman was born Dec. 2, 1904, to William and Alice SHULTZ DECKER in Claypool.  She marrid Leslie HOHMAN on April 21, 1934; he survives.  She had been a resident of the Burket area for 43 years, coming there from Claypool.

                Surviving are two sons, William L. GROSS, Leesburg, Ind., and Dallas Lee HOHMAN, Claypool; three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Alice) ENGLE, Akron; Mrs. Raymond (Betty) CROY, Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. Martha GEE, Claypool; thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Warsaw Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Theron HAINES officiating.  Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. today.


Theodore R. Rogers

                Theodore R. “Ted” ROGERS, 62, Fulton, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.  He had been seriously ill for two weeks.

                Mr. Rogers was born Oct. 19, 1914, to Samuel and Nettie HOWELL ROGERS in Estel county, Ky.  He was married March 19, 1936, to Georgia COLDWELL in Kentucky; she survives.  He had been a Fulton resident for 36 years, going there from Kentucky.  A former employee of Essex Wire, Logansport, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, and a member of the Logansport American Legion.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis BROWN, Muncie; Mrs. Judy SARVER, Macy, and Mrs. Cheryl QUASEBARGH, Burnettsville; a son, Randy [ROGERS], Fulton; a brother, Audra [ROGERS], Dayton, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Beatrice SMITH, Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. Roxie DARREL, Borger, Texas; Mrs. Lorene WATSON, Fulton, and Mrs. Bunah SPENCER, Logansport, and ten grandchildren.  A daughter, Glenda [ROGERS], died in 1958, and a brother also preceded in death.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ronald KING officiating.  Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call after  4 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, September 3, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, September 5, 1977

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, September 6, 1977

 

Bernice C. Agster

                Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Fred H. Kenfield funeral home chapel, St. Petersburg, Fla., for Mrs. Bernice C. AGSTER, a former Rochester resident.  Mrs. Agster, 84, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday at the Majestic Towers nursing home, St. Petersburg.

                She was born Dec. 27, 1892, to James and Addie [ENSTMINGER] COPLEN in Rochester.  She was married to Horatio AGSTER; he died Aug. 24, 1977.  She was a member of the Pasadena Community church.

                Surviving are a son, Richard T. AGSTER, Redington Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. William H. FETTER, LaMarque, Texas; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine Crippled Children’s hospital.

 

Donovan Brugh

                Donovan BRUGH, 62, native of Leiters Ford, died unexpectedly Friday night at his home in Fort Myers, Fla.  Funeral rites and burial will be in Fort Myers.

                A graduate of Leiters Ford high school, Mr. Brugh was employed by United Telephone company at Fort Myers.  He was a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Fred BRUGH, Leiters, Ford; his wife, Nita [BRUGH]; a son, Major Larry D. BRUGH, Aberdeen, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Ann SPEAS, Fort Myers, Fla.; a brother, Eugene BRUGH, Leiters Ford, and five granddaughters.

                The Harvey funeral home in Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.


Charles Hullinger

                Charles HULLINGER, 82, Argos, died at 7:55 a.m. Monday at his home, where he had resided for 75 years.  He had been ill for a year.

                Mr. Hullinger was born May 24, 1895, to Jacob and Allie HIPSHER HULLINGER in the Wolf Creek neighborhood of Marshall county.  He marrid Helen KEPLER on April 26, 1922, in Plymouth; she survives.  He was a lifetime farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Hazel Frances) SULLIVAN, Argos, and a grandson, Hal SULLIVAN, Argos.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. John GRAY officiating.  Burial will be at the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, September 7, 1977

 

Walter E. Wilson

                Walter E. “Shorty” WILSON, 81, Mentone, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday at Millers Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.

                Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 11, 1896, in Starke county.  He married Mary Catherine ALEXANDER in 1928; she died in 1941.  A Mentone resident for 50 years, he was a member of the Mentone American Legion.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) BOGGS, mentone; a brother, Ora WILSON, Goshen; three sisters, Mrs. Hugh LOGAN, Wolcottville; Mrs. Dewey SCOTT, South Bend, and Mrs. Forrest LEWALLEN, Goshen; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Joe Peterson

                Joe PETERSON, 76, Mentone, died at 3 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been ill for a year.

                Mr. Peterson was born Oct. 5, 1900, to Charles and Katie MICKEY PETERSON in Wayne township.  He lived most of his life in Newcastle township.  He was married on March 2, 1922, to Isabelle DRUDGE; she survives.  A farmer, he was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ, the Mentone Masonic Lodge, the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and the Rochester Loyal Order of Moose.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard [PETERSON], R.R. 2, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. J. (Mary) LONG, Warsaw, and Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) ROGERS, Rochester; three grandchildren, Chris, Todd and Diane [PETERSON], and several nieces and nephews.  Five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mentone Church of Christ with Bro. Terry STOCKMAN and Bro. T. R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be at the Sycamore cemetery.  Friends may call at King memorial home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. Thursday, and at the church one hour prior to the services.
Grace P. Miller

                Mrs. Grace Pearle MILLER, 75, Mentone, died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday at her home.

                Mrs. Miller was born March 4, 1902, in Jefferson county, Tenn.  She was married in 1921 to Vernon O. MILLER; he survives.  She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.

                Surviving with the husband are four sons, Walter E. [MILLER], Ohio; Fred T. [MILLER], South Bend; Vernon E. [MILLER], South Bend, and John P. [MILLER], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Mary Kate) GOODMAN, Mentone, and Mrs. Robert (Martha Sue) EITNER, Akron, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Melissa DUNGAN, Marion, Va., and Mrs. Eula NEEDHAM, Knoxville, Tenn; two half-sisters, Mrs. Margaret FIELDEN, New Market, Tenn., and Mrs. Nola ALLEN, Knoxville, Tenn.; twenty-four grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mentone First Baptist church with the Rev. Gordin CHITTY officiating.  Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King memorial home, Mentone, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

 

Thursday, September 8, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, September 9, 1977

 

Ethel M. Baker

                Mrs. Ethel M. BAKER, 66, 530 Pontiac street, died at 8:15 a.m. today at her residence.  She had been in failing health for eight months.

                Mrs. Baker was born March 15, 1911, to William and Halla ZEIGLER PAINTON in Logansport.  She had been a Rochester resident since 1950, coming here from Logansport.  She married Ralph L. BAKER on Nov. 5, 1933, in Hartford City; he survives.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, United Methodist Women, the Birthday club and the Rochester Women’s club.

                Survivine with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Carol) SEE, R.R. 6, Rochester; a son, the Rev. Ralph E. BAKER, Dayton, O.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James (Halla) SHAVER, Mountainburg, Ark., and Mrs. Jack (Charlotte) HIGHT, McLean, Va., and two brothers, William E. PAINTON, Logansport, and Dr. Richard PAINTON, Monticello.

                Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON and the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Sunday.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cencer Society or the Grace United Methodist church.
Phelisha Rogers

                Mrs. Phelisha ROGERS, 76, Orange, Cal., died Thursday at the Placentia Community hospital, Placentia, Cal.  She had been ill for several months.

                Mrs. Rogers had lived in California for several years, moving there from Rochester.  She was born Nov. 22, 1900, in Hebron, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cal ALPACH.  She married Lester M. ROGERS on March 22, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mich.; he died Feb. 12, 1969.  She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church and a former member of the Child Study club and the Mount Zion club.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy HUBBARD, Anaheim, Cal. Mrs. Barbara LOVE, Anaheim, Cal., and Mrs. Joan CONELLY, Carson, Cal.; two sons, Francis [ROGERS], Irvine, Cal., and William C. [ROGERS], Phoenix, Ariz.; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday.

 

Jack D. Morris

                Services were conducted Thursday morning at the Coleman mortuary in LaHabra, Cal., for Jack Dean MORRIS, 55, LaHabra, a native of Akron who died of cancer Tuesday after an illness of six months.

                Born Aug. 12, 1922 to Roy “Jack” and Loa HALDEMAN MORRIS, he had lived in Akron until 1957 when he moved to LaHabra.  He was married in Las Vegas, Nev., July 4, 1947 to Ruth REED of Elyria, O.  Mr. Morris attended Indiana university and was a member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity.  He was with the Los Angeles city school system.  A pilot for the U.S. Air Force during World War II, he later was a pilot with TWA and Pan American airlines.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Michelle) SKLAR, Chino, Cal., and Mrs. Marshall (Robin) EASLEY, Ipava, Ill.; three sons, Jack Reed MORRIS, Hanford, Cal., and Patrick and Timothy [MORRIS], both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Robert TOMBAUGH, Claypool, and Mrs. Albert JENNENS and Mrs. Thomas GAST, both of Akron, and nieces and nephews.

 

Saturday, September 10, 1977

 

Mervin S. Roney, Sr.

                A Rochester man was killed in a head-on collision in Illinois and two persons were hurt in five accidets in Fulton county Friday.

                Dead is Mervin Scott RONEY, Sr., 61, Rochester, who was killed at Hanover Park, Ill., about eight miles east of Elgin, on U.S. 20 and Barrington Road.

                Hanover Park police had not completed their report yet this morning and details were unavailable.  Police say that three or four vehicles were involved.
Rena Mae Bassler

                Mrs. Rena Mae BASSLER, 80, R.R. 2, Macy, died at her home at 5:15 a.m. today.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born Sept. 10, 1897 in Cass county to Jasper and Dora STAVER LONG and moved to the Macy area in 1938.  She was married March 1, 1922 in Cass county to Eddie W. BASSLER, who survives.  She was a member of the Pipe Creek Christian church in Lewisburg.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dee) THARP, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Cleo) HARTMAN, Ligonier; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and two brothers, Glen LONG, New Waverly, and Onis LONG, Walton.  A daughter and a son preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Monday, September 12, 1977

 

Mervin S. Roney, Sr.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McMullin funeral home, Bethany, Ill., for Mervin Scott RONEY, Sr., 62, R.R. 3, Rochester.  The Rev. Boyd PHILLIPS will officiate.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. and memorial contributions be made to Father Flanigan’s Boy’s Town.

                Mr. Roney died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday of internal injuries sustained in an automobile accident Friday evening at Hanover Park, Ill., about eight miles east of Elgin on U.S. 20 and Barrington road.  He was traveling west on US. 20 when the car he was driving was struck head-on by a cr driven by Russell SEMLA, Jr.

                Reports indicate that the Semla augomobile apparently had crossed the center line and struck the Roney automobile.  Police say that Roney probably did not see the other car until just before impact because he was driving into the evening sun and negotiating a minor curve.  Two other automobiles became involved when they struck the original two which collided.  Semla was hospitalized in fair condition.  No other inuries were reported.

                Mr. Roney was born June 11, 1915, in Harper, Kan.  He was the son of Barton and Bernie RONEY.  He was married to Helen STALEY in 1941; she died in 1957.  He was married to Marie KING in 1970.  He and his son, Scott, owned and operated Worth Associates of Rochester and Palestine, Ill., a management consulting firm.  He had been a Rochester resident for seven years, coming here from Chicago.  He was a volunteer worker for the Bridge substance abuse center.

                Surviving are two sons, Scott [RONEY], Palestine, Ill., and Todd [RONEY], Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Paula [RONEY], Streamwood, Ill.; six grandchildren; a brother, Ralph [RONEY], Rantoul, Ill.; a sister, Leda JONES, Matoon, Ill.; a step-sister, Pauline, Connecticut, and several nieces and nehews.
Margaret B. Weddle

                Margaret B. WEDDLE, 79, 8803 Madison avenue, Indianapolis, died Saturday at St. Vincent’s hospital in Indianapolis.

                A native of Johnson county, she had lived in Indianapolis most of her life.  She was a member of the Greenwood Christian church and the Business and Professional Women’s association.

                Surviving are a son-in-law, Robert BRIDGE, Rochester; a brother, Paul PRESSER, Indianapolis; a sister, Mary LANCE, Winamac, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be Wednesday at10:30 a.m. in the Wilson-St. Pierre chapel in Greenwood and burial will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery at Indianapolis.  Friends may call Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 1977

 

Oliver Godfroy

                Peru, Ind. (AP) - A funeral service was scheduled today for a descendant of one of the last war chiefs of the Miami Indians.

                Oliver “Swimming Turtle” GODFROY, 79, who died Saturday, made the news last month when he won a three-year-old lawsuit in U.S. district court in South Bend, ordering refund of a half-century of property taxes.

                At the time, Godfroy, whose Indian name was Swimming Turtle, said, “They’re going to try to hold it up as long as they can.  They figure I’ll die, and the case might drop.”

                The injunction granted in South Bend prohibits Miami county from collecting property taxes on 79 acres of farmland east of Peru.  Judge Allen SHARP also ruled Godfroy was entitled to a refund of taxes paid on the property since 1923.

                The ruling is expected to be appealed.

                Godfroy, great-grandson of Chief Francis GODFROY, said he had willed the land to his niece so it would remain in Indian hands.

                In his suit, he claimed an exeption from taxes under Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance passed by the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.

                The judge noted that descendants of Chief Godfroy have held title to the land since the federal government relinquished control in 1849 in accordance with the Treaty of the Forks of the Wabash.  It was signed by Francis Godfroy and President Andrew Jackson.

                Sharp said Swimming Turtle “made every reasonable effort consistent with the realities of modern society to maintain his status as an Indian.”

                His tax exempt status was “a vested right which cannot be taken by the State of Indiana or its political subdivisions without just compensation,” Sharp added.

                The treaty originally allotted 2,500 tax-free acres of Wabash river bottomland to the Miami Indians.  Despite this, county officials insisted Swimming Turtle pay property taxes, which he did but under protest.

                In recent years, when Indian tribes in the eastern United States organized, money from such groups as the Rockefeller, Ford and Lilly foundations made it possible to take the fight to court.

                Godfroy said he did not remember how much he paid in property taxes since 1923, but his original suit asked $10,000.

                “I figured I’d get a decision in my favor,” he said.  “But I also think the attorney general of Indiana will take it to the appeals court in Chicago.  I don’t think they can win in any court.”
Wayne Thousand

                Wayne THOUSAND, Barneveld, Wis., brother of L. D. THOUSAND, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Monday.  Another brother and the mother survive.

 

Wednesday, September 14, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, September 15, 1977

 

Effie May Caddy

                Effie May CADDY was stillborn at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.  She was the daughter of William H. and Sandra K. BOOKS CADDY, R.R. 4, Rochester.

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, Michael [CADDY], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin BOOKS, Macy, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. CADDY, Sr., R.R. 4, Rochester.

                Prayer services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Maurice KENT officiating.

 

Friday, September 16, 1977

 

Robert Wayne Bryant

                Robert Wayne BRYANT, 47, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Thursday evening from injuries suffered in a tractor mower accident.  Fulton county Coroner Junior GOOD attributed death to severe trauma and shock.

                The accident occurred between 6:30 and 7 o’clock Thursday while Bryant was mowing in a wooded area of the Fish ‘n Fun Campgrounds on the Tippecanoe river west of Rochester which he owned and operated.

                He was driving a tractor pulling a mower with two rotary blades.  Authorities said that Bryant apparently fell off the tractor after it hit a hole and ran into a tree stump and he was pinned beneath the mower.

                He was discovered about 7 p.m. by his son, who sought aid to lift the mower from his father’s body.  Good pronounced Bryant dead at the scene.

                Robert Wayne Bryant was born Aug. 22, 1930, to Ralph and Henrietta McINTYRE BRYANT in Fulton county; the father survives.  He was married on June 6, 1954 to Barbara J. EADS in Rochester.  She survives.

                An area resident his entire life, he owned and operated Zenith T.V. Sales and Service, R.R. 3, Rochester, in addition to the Fish ‘n Fun campground.  He was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

                Surviving with the wife and father are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Debbie) HEISHMAN, R.R. 3, Rochester; two sons, Robert [BRYANT], Jr., Rochester, and Mark [BRYANT], at home; two grandchildren, Brandon and Darci HEISHMAN; the step-mother, Fern WYNN BRYANT;       a sister, Mrs. Melvin (Bette) SWEANY, R.R. 3, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Herbert BESS officiating.  Burial will be at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Sunday.  The Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.


Virgil E. McMillen

                Virgil E. McMILLEN, 72, R.R. 3, Peru (Mexico) died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru after an extended illness.

                He was born in Adamsboro, Ind., June 10, 1905, to James and Mary LOSER McMILLEN.  He was married to Frances M. BUTLER in Monroe, Mich., June 30, 1924; she survives.

                He was a retired employee Sinclair Atlantic-Richfield corporation and a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethern.

                Surviving with the wife are two children, Betty J. MILLER, Peru, and Carl R. McMILLEN, R.R. 1, Plymouth, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at the McCain funeral home in Denver Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

May F. Wallace

                Mrs. May F. WALLACE, 80, Winamac, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday of a heart attack at Pulaski Memorial hospital.

                She was born Sept. 15, 1897, to Grant and Amanda BURKETT in Winamac.  She was married to Harrison WALLACE he died in 1956.  She was a lifetime Winamac resident.

                Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Betty) HUNTER, Winamac.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Frain funeral home, Winamac.  Burial will be at the Monterey cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday afternoon and evening.

 

Saturday, September 17, 1977

 

May F. Wallace

                Mrs. May F. WALLACE, 80, R.R. 1, Winamac, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac.

                She was born Sept. 15, 1898 in Pulaski county and had lived in the area all her life. She was the daughter of Grant and Edith Amanda HORNER BURKETT.  She was married in 1914 to Harrison B. WALLACE, who died Dec. 11, 1956.  She was a member of the Lawton Christian church and the Ladies Aid of the church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty HUNTER, Rochester, and Mrs. Esther CASHEN, Elkhart; four sons, Theodore [WALLACE], Star City; Leonard [WALLACE], Mishawaka; William [WALLACE], R.R. 1, Winamac, and James [WALLACE], Star City; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Esther BURKETT, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Gladys DAVIS, R.R. 1, Monterey, and two brothers, Stephen BURKETT, South Bend, and George BURKETT, Bass Lake.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Frain mortuary in Winamac and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey.  Friends may call today from 2 to 5 .m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Helen Ritchie

                Mrs. Helen RITCHIE, 76, 1312 Washington street, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday at the St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette.  She had been ill for three weeks.

                Mrs. Ritchie was born April 1, 1901, to Harold and Sarah SCALES Van TRUMP in Rochester. She was married June 20, 1920, to Fred L. “Bill” RITCHIE in Rochester; he died Dec. 31, 1973.  She had been a Rochester resident for 13 1/2 years, coming here from West Lafayette where she had been a member of the clerical staff at Purdue university. She was a Rochester associate Tri Kappa.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ann) COAPSTICK, Kirklin; a son, Bill B. RITCHIE, Fargo, N.D., and three granddaughters, Janet, Sara and Kay COAPSTICK.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Roscoe H. Fraser

                Roscoe H. FRASER, 83, Monticello, died of cancer Friday at the home of his son in Indianapolis.  He had been a patient in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis.

                Mr. Fraser was born April 11, 1894, to Morton and May PAYNE FRASER in Monticello.  He graduated from Purdue university in 1916 and served in the army during World War I.  He taught vocational agriculture for two and one-half years.  He managed 25 Annual Muck Crop Shows in northern Indiana.  For 30 years he took an Indiana delegation of 4-H and FFA members to the National Junior Horticultural Assocation meetings.

                He retired in 1962 after almost 30 years with the Purdue horticultural department where he pioneered extension work in muck crop, tomaties and in promoting vegetable programs in 4-H, FFA and the National Junior Vegetable Growers Association.

                Mr. Fraser managed the first Noise, Noodle and Enthusiasm dinner for the Purdue Agriculture conference and had charge of the Agriculture Alumni dinner for 14 yers.

                Surviving are a son, the Rev. Richard J. FRASER of the Friedens United Church of Christ of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, Fred [FRASER], Rochester.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Miller and Voorhis funeral home, Monticello.  Burial will be in the Monticello I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Rethal Irene Evans

                Mrs. Rethal Irene EVANS, 71, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Friday at her residence.  She had been in failing health for eight months.

                Mrs. Evans was born Sept. 4, 1906, to William and Christina COPLEN BEEHLER in Richland township.  She was married Oct. 1, 1927, to Wilby G. EVANS in Rochester; he died June 16, 1970.  She was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church.

                Surviving are five sons, Robert W. [EVANS], Rochester; Gerald C. [EVANS], Fort Wayne; Larry W. [EVANS], Rochester; David L. [EVANS], Muncie, and Mick [EVANS], Rochester; thirteen grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Dwight (Alta) ROUCH, Fulton.  The husband, a son, Gene [EVANS], thre sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Monday.
Monday, September 19, 1977

 

Harold F. Brooks

                Services were at 1 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Harold F. BROOKS, 52, Rochester, who died of cancer Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital.  He had been ill for three months.  The Rev. David HEYWARD officiated at the services, and burial was scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the Washington Park Cemetery East, Indianapolis.

                Mr. Brooks was president of the Brooks & Son Mechanical Contracting corporation of Rochester.  He formerly was associated with Freyn Brothers, Indianapolis, moving to Rochester in 1964 where he was employed with Burton’s Mechanical Contractors until starting his own business.

                He was born May 10, 1925, to Jesse and Nettie EASTER BROOKS in Indianapolis.  He married Esther CUNNINGHAM on Sept. 30, 1949, in Ellettsville; she survives.  He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Rochester Moose lodge, Elks lodge, the Indianapolis Englewood Masonic lodge, the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite and the Murat Temple Shrine.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Hal Edward [BROOKS], Rochester; a daughter, Janet BROOKS, Indianapolis; the mother, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Louise) BASEY, Cherokee Village, Ark.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cencer Society.

 

Selma Liming

                Mrs. Selma LIMING, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 2:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.

                Mrs. Liming was born April 12, 1898, in Dusseldorf, Germany.  She was married to Harold LIMING who survives.  She has been a Rochester resident for 12 years, coming here from Blue Island, Ill.  She was a member of the Saint John’s Lutheran church, Rochester.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Martha) DORNHECKER, Medaryville; three grandchildren, Raymond [LIMING], Sr., Medaryville; Mrs. Richard (Delores) CUPKA, West Lafayette, and Mrs. David (Diana) BAILEY, Elsah, Ill.; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating.  Burial will be at the Saint John’s cemetery, Medaryville.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and to the hour of the service Wednesday.

 

John Brewer

                John BREWER, 51, Argos, died at 10:50 a.m. Sunday in Veterans hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for five weeks.

                He was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Argos to Franc and Marjorie TURNER BREWER.  He was married April 27, 1973 in Ponca City, Okla., to June BORHART, who survives.  He had lived in Argos since 1973, moving there from New Mexico.  He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Argos American Legion and attended the Argos United Methodist church.

                Surviving with the wife are the parents, of Argos, and a sister, Mrs. Harriet GELLAR, Winetka, Ill.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, where the Argos American Legion will conduct a flag presentation ceremony.  Friends may call today from           7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until time of service.


Merrill Murphy

                Merrill MURPHY, 73, 1350 North Lake avenue, Avon Park, Fla., formerly of R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walker memorial hospital in Avon Park, where he had been seriously ill with a heart condition for three weeks.

                He was born Feb. 8, 1904 in Shelby county, Ind., to John and Amy SHIRLEY MURPHY.  He was married Feb. 5, 1928 in Argos to Iva HITTLE, who survives.  He retired from farming and the McCord corporation in Plymouth in 1969 and had lived in Florida for five years, moving there from his farm.  He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Bill [MURPHY], Plymouth; Robert [MURPHY], Logansport, and Harold [MURPHY], in Ohio; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Miss Dorothy MURPHY, Shelbyville, and Mrs. Mildred BUFFO, Westport, Ind.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jordan Baptist church southwest of Argos with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until        11 a.m. and at the church for one hour before services.

 

Viola M. Fisher

                Mrs. Viola May FISHER, 79, South Bend, died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday at South Bend.  She had been ill since 1970.  A former Delong resident, Mrs. Fisher was born Oct. 27, 1897, to Charles Ellsworth and Mollie BUSHAWN BRADLEY in Lafayette.  She was married to Homer L. FISHER on Oct. 28, 1915, in Rochester; he died July 5, 1969.  She was a former employee of the Studebaker corporation.

                Surviving are four sons including Robert [FISHER], Lafayette; three daughters including Mrs. Mary E. SNYDER, South Bend; a brother, Emory BRADLEY, Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth PACE, California; several grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.

                There will be no funeral services.  Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 1977

 

Clair L. Gurthet

                Clair L. GURTHET, 75, Argos, formerly of R.R. 5, Plymouth, died unexpectedly at his home at 2:35 a.m. today following a lengthy illness.

                He was born Feb. 11, 1902 in Marshall county to Oscar and Jennie FLORA GURTHET.  He was married Nov. 28, 1928 in Culver to Ruby THOMAS, who survives.  He had lived in Argos five years, moving there from Plymouth.  He was a lifetime farmer and a member of Trinity United Methodist church of Plymouth.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Betty) BEATTY, R.R. 5, Plymouth; two sons, Roger [GURTHET], South Bend, and Louis [GURTHET], Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren; a half-sister, Miss Dorothy GURTHET, Fort Wayne, and a half-brother, Gene GURTHET, Columbus.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. William NANGLE and the Rev. Ivan WOOD officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.


Edna E. Dickson

                Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth, for Edna E. DICKSON, 82, 315 West 13th street, who died Wednesday.  Burial was at the Poplar Grove cemetery.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nelson HUNTER, Sr., Rochester, and Mrs. Harold WARD, Mishawaka; two sons, Ernest E. DICKSON, Mishawaka, and Wayne Arthur DICKSON, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Jeannette ROCKSTROH, Elkhart, and a brother, Robert WOOLDRIDGE, Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 1977

 

William Wells

                William WELLS, 56, Millersburg, died at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday at the Goshen general hospital where he had been a patient since Sept. 12.  He was a former Rochester resident.

                Mr. Wells was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Kentucky.  He was married March 14, 1948, to Pauline E. HATFIELD; she survives.  He was employed by NIBCO, Goshen, and was a member of the Rochester Elks lodge and the VFW.  He had been a Millersburg resident since Sept. 10, going there from Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are the father, George E. WELLS, Crofton, Ky.; a son, Dennis [WELLS], Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. James (Barbara) PASSWATER, Indianapolis; Mrs. David (Karen) KING, Indianapolis, and Christine L. [WELLS], at home; six grandchildren; three brothers, Archie [WELLS], Indianapolis; James [WELLS], Crofton, Ky., and Harvey [WELLS], Hopkins, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. James (Loraine) BIGGS, South Bend.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Yoder-Culp funeral home, 1911 South Main, Goshen.  The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate.  Burial will be at the Violett cemetery, Goshen.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Ralph L. Burroughs

                Ralph L. BURROUGHS, 71, Argos, died Monday of a heart attack in Loogootee while on a fishing trip with his wife and friends.

                Mr. Burroughs was born Aug. 30, 1906, to David and Susie MARKLEY BURROUGHS in Marshall county.  He was married on April 23, 1930, to Lavona CHAPMAN in Plymouth; she survives.  He was a lifetime farmer and milk hauler and member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Wilma) HARDING, St. Joe, and Mrs. Allen (Elizabeth Ann) GRAF, Lakeville; a son, Russell [BURROUGHS], Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, and three brothers, Elgie [BURROUGHS], Burr Oak; Ray B. [BURROUGHS], Argos, and Otto B. [BURROUGHS], Florida.  Two brothers, a sister and a grandchild preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Willy BOSSERMAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Walnut Brethren cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 4 p.m. Thursday, and until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to the services.
Thursday, September 22, 1977

 

Josephine Walburn

                Word has been received of the death Sept. 14, of Mrs. Johnnie (Josephine) WALBURN, 932 North 63rd avenue, Pensacola, Fla.  She is survived by her husband, formerly of Talma.  She was a sister-in-law of Keith WALBURN, Rochester.

 

Friday, September 23, 1977

 

Donald M. Pyle

                Don PYLE, 81, 920 Monroe street, died at 10 a.m. today at Memorial hospital, South Bend.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Saturday, September 24, 1977

 

Donald M. Pyle

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Donald M. PYLE, 81, 920 Monroe street, who died at10 a.m. Friday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient for two weeks.  The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate at the services and burial will be at the I.O.O.F cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.

                The I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist church.

                Mr. Pyle was born Dec. 14, 1895, to Charles and Mary KIRKENDALL PYLE in Fulton county.  He married Inez EISENMAN on Sept. 3, 1915; she survives. A lifetime Fulton county resident, he was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, the Family Circle class of the church, AARP, the Senior Citizens club, the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge and the Manitou Moose lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, John D. [PYLE], Rochester; three step-grandchildren, Ronald GEIB, Brook; Mrs. David (Lorina) SMITH, North Judson, and Mrs. Marvin (Darlene) GILLILAND, Rochester; a brother, J. Robert [PYLE], Fort Wayne; a step-bother, Clarence CALENTINE, Paw Pau, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Emerson [PYLE], preceded in death.

 

Charles Olmstead

                Charles OLMSTEAD, 83, Fulton, died at 6:30 a.m. this morning at the Canterbury Manor nursing home.  He had been in failing health for three and a half years.

                Mr. Olmstead was born May 21, 1894, to Elzia C. and Anna M. LEINTS OLMSTEAD in Philo county, Ill.  He married Vena JONES in 1915; she died in 1953.  He married Alta HECKATHORN in 1965; she survives.  He had been a Fulton county resident since 1935, coming here from the Walton area.  A retired fafmer, he was a member of the Walton United Methodist church and a 62-year (and the oldest) member of the Fulton Masonic lodge.  He was formerly active in the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Donna) CORNELL, R.R. 6, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Wilford (Beatrice) HENDERSHOT, Chicago; a grandson, Kenneth CORNELL, R.R. 6, Rochester, and two great-grandchildren.  A brother and a grandson preceded in death.


                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fulton Baptist Temple with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM.  Burial will be at the Mount Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.  Graveside services will be conducted by the Fulton Masonic lodge.

 

Monday, September 26, 1977

 

Katherine E. Shepherd

                Mrs. Katherine E. SHEPHERD, 51, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Sunday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient for eight days.  She had been ill for a month.

                Mrs. Shephere was born Oct. 5, 1924, to John and Annie McWHORTER THOMAS in Bethlehem, Ark.  The mother, of Little Rock, Ark., survives.

                Mrs. Shepherd had been a Rochester resident since 1947, coming here from Little Rock.  She was married Nov. 16, 1945, to Dean SHEPHERD in Little Rock; he survives.  She was employed by Hart Schaffner & Marx.

                Surviving with the husband and mother are a daughter, Miss Darlene E. SHEPHERD, Plymouth; a son, Lloyd S. [SHEPHERD], R.R. 1, Rochester; two granddaughters, Stacy and Melissa SHEPHERD, R.R. 1, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. (Dorothy) KITCHEL, Little Rock; Mrs. James (Dixie Lee) EWTON, Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Mich., and Mrs. Millard (Annie] RYALS, Little Rock; two brothers, Thomas D. BOWEN, Little Rock, and Shelton Lee BOWEN, Jacksonville, Ark., and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of the services WEdnesday.  Memorial contriburtions may be made to the cancer fund.

 

Charles Olmsted

                Charles OLMSTED, 83, Fulton, who died Saturday morning, served as a Fulton County Councilman from 1958 to 1966.

                Services for Mr. Olmsted were at 2 p.m. today at the Fulton Baptist Temple with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial was at the Mount Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile.

 

Juanita R. Leckrone

                Mrs. Juanita Ruth LECKRONE, 67, North Manchester, died at 3:25 a.m. today at Wabash county hospital following a nine-month illness.

                Mrs. Leckrone was born Jan. 19, 1910, to Worth E. and Tressa IDLE NORRIS in Kocsiusko county.  She was married on Sept. 13, 1931, to Herbert LECKRONE in Wabash county; he survives. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gene BURCH, Rochester; two brothers, Ersil NORRIS, Hoagaland, and Uhul NORRIS, Naples, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Ed WHITE, Bayard, Neb.; Mrs. Agnes BECHTOLD, North Manchester, and Mrs. Howard KEPPLER, Warsaw, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the DeLaughter mortuary, North Manchester, with the Rev. Harold CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be at the Oaklawn cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Zelda L. Bell

                Mrs. Zelda Leora BELL, 75, 74 Bobby avenue, Marion, died at 12:25 a.m. Sunday at Marion General hospital, Marion where she had been a patient for a week.

                Mrs. Bell had been a resident of Marion for 10 years, moving there from Rochester.  She was born July 13, 1903, to Lee and Cora ZECHIEL MOORE in Leiters Ford.  She was married on Aug. 21, 1922, to Ray BELL in Plymouth; he died April 19, 1952.  She was a former member of the Akron Order of the Eastern Star and the Rochester American Legion Auxiliary.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia L. BROWN, South Bend; a son, J. Robert BELL, marion; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. [Harold D. “Macy”] (GENAVEE) NELSON, Mentone, and a brother, [N.} Clair MOORE, Rochester.  A grandchild and a brother, William MOORE, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to the time of the services Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 1977

 

Lucia E. Lindstead

                Mrs. Lucia E. LINDSTEAD, 75, 1109 East Ninth street, was found dead at her residence at 7:30 p.m. Monday.  Neighbors reported that they had not seen Mrs. Lindstead, who lived alone, for several days.  She had been in failing health for several months and her doctor attributed the death to natural causes.  Mrs. Lindstead was born July 7, 1902, to Lucian and Leone McCLUNG SAVAGE in Macy.  She was married to Otto H. LINDSTEAD; he preceded her in death.  She had been a Rochester resident since 1972, coming here from Fresno, Cal.  She was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

                Surviving are a brother, Kenneth M. SAVAGE, Macy, and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Burial will be at the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, September 28, 1977

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Thursday, September 29, 1977

 

Donald M. Pyle

                Out-of-town people who attended the Donald PYLE funeral Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Fred EISENMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Donald BROWN and son, and Mrs. LaVern ANDERSON, Rhinelander, Wis; Mrs. Arlene KOERNER and daughter, Joliet, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence CALLANTINE, Decatur, Mich.; Mrs. Dave MYERS and son, Van Wert, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold BAILEY, Huntington; Mr. and Mrs. Dave SMITH, North Judson; Mr. and Mrs. Van BAILEY and daughters, Elwood; Mr. and Mrs. Ray KENADY, South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond BARTEN, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BARTEN and family, Mrs. Velma Jean DART, Mr. and Mrs. McCARTY, Mr. and Mrs. Rowland GEIB and family, all of Brook; Mr. and Mrs. Edward POLLEY, Macy, and the Rev. Clyde WALTERS, Warsaw.  Also Mr. and Mrs. Kelly HALE, Dayton, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd HYER, Hamilton, O.; Mrs. Edna CARR, Mr. & Mrs. J. Robert PYLE, Fort Wayne.
Friday, September 30, 1977

 

John H. Wagner

                John H. WAGNER, 84, Culver, died at 8:24 a.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.  He had been in failing health for eight years.

                Mr. Wagner was born June 23, 1893, to John and Lovina WAGNER near Monterey.  He was a lifetime Culver area resident.  He was married Jan. 7, 1922, to Elsie DUDDLESON in Plymouth; she survives.  He was the retired owner and operator of a taxi service in Culver and a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist church, the W. A. Fleet American Legion Post and the Hulener-Swanson VFW Post.

                Surviving with the wife are several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Emmanuel United methodist church with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be at the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Saturday, until noon Sunday and at the church until the time o the services, The W. A. Fleet American Legion Post will conduct graveside services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist church.

 

Fred M. McBroom

                Fred M. McBROOM, 88, Akron, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester nursing home.  He had been ill for several years.

                Mr. McBroom was born April 2, 1889, to Harvey and Daisy FENTON McBROOM in Hillsboro, Ind.  He had been a Rochester resident for 27 years, coming here from Hillsboro.  He was married to Virtie PITMAN who died in 1945.  He was married to Florence ENNIS Jan. 1, 1959, at Akron; she survives.  A retired railway mail clerk, he was a member of the Akron Church of God.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Eloise TRUCE, West Lafayette; a sister, Lucille CRUMLEY, Williamsport, Ind., and two grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crumley-Williams funeral home, Hillsboro.  Burial will be at the Rose Hill cemetery, Hillsboro.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday.

 

Grover A. Rhinebarger

                Grover A. RHINEBARGER, 88, Metea, died at 7:45 a.m. today at Chase Manor, Logansport.

                Funeral services are pending at the McCain funeral home, Denver.
Saturday, October 1, 1977

 

Grover A. Rhinebarger

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, for Grover A. RHINEBARGER, 88, Metea, who died at 7:45 a.m. Friday at Chase Manor, Logansport.  The Rev. Richard HALL will officiate and burial will be at the Galveston cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

                Mr. Rhinebarger was born June 1, 1889, to Jacob and Catherine WARFELT RHINEBARGER in Wawpecong.  He was married Sept. 8, 1915 to Hazel A. HAVENS; she died Sept. 1, 1976.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are five daughters, Mrs.Rosella RUTOR, Bend, Ore.; Mrs. Pauline MAST, Swayzee; Helen LAUDENSCHLAGER, Kokomo; Mary MYERS, Kokomo, and Mrs. Janet DILLMAN, Twelve Mile; two sons, Rochert [RHINEBARGER], Kokomo, and Wayne [RHINEBARGER], Logansport; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

 

Monday, October 3, 1977

 

John Linn

                John LINN, 84, Nappanee, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Nappanee of an apparent heart attack.

                Mr. Linn was born June 16, 1893, to Miner and Ellen GOCHENOUR LINN in Warsaw.  He was married to Monia DUNUCK in 1914; she died April 18, 1950.  He was a former employee of the Coppes company and Heckaman Dairy.  He was a member of the First Brethren church, Nappanee.

                Surviving are two sons, Earl [LINN], Rochester, and John J. [LINN], Elkhart; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Dora) MILLER, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Gerald (Helen) WITMAN, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Mrs. Douglas (Bea) TOBIAS, Nappanee, and Mrs. Marvin (June) HUFFMAN, Warsaw; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Esther JONES, Warsaw.  A daughter, a son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Yoder funeral home, Nappanee, with the Rev. Alvin SHIFFLETT officiating.  Burial will be at the Pleasant View cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, October 4, 1977

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, October 5, 1977

 

Laura F. Sedam

                Mrs. Laura F. SEDAM, 97, Grass Creek, died at 5 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lottie Plummer, Grass Creek.

                Mrs. Sedam was born June 6, 1880, to Henry C. and Sarah Ellen JULIAN HERROLD in Grass Creek.  She was married Frb. 21, 1897, to Ora A. SEDAM in Cass county; he died Sept. 25, 1948.  She was a member of the Logansport Seventh Day Adventist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lottie PLUMMER, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Ruth VanMETER, South Bend; two sons, Claude [SEDAM], South Bend, and Herold [SEDAM], Yucca Valley, Cal.; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren.  A son, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. David FISH officiating.  Burial will be at the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Thursday, October 6, 1977

 

Laura F. Sedam

                Services were at 1:30 p.m. today at the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna, for Mrs. Laura F. SEDAM, 97, Grass Creek, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lottie Plummer, Grass Creek.  The Rev. David FISH officiated and burial was at the Grass Creek cemetery.

                Mrs. Sedam was born June 6, 1880, to Henry C. and Sarah Ellen JULIAN HERROLD in Grass Creek.  She was married Feb. 21, 1897, to Ora A. SEDAM in Cass county; he died Sept. 25, 1948.  She was a member of the Logansport Seventh Day Adventist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lottie PLUMMER, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Ruth VanMETER, South Bend; two sons, Claude [SEDAM], South Bend, and Herold [SEDAM], Yucca Valley, Cal.; ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren.  A son, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

 

Friday, October 7, 1977

 

Leonore K. Allen

                Miss Leonore K. ALLEN, 67, Homewood, Ill., a former resident of the Macy community, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at a hospital in Homewood.  She had been in failing health for some time.

                She was born Sept. 19, 1910 in Macy to Fred C. and Lola HORTON ALLEN.  She lived in the Homewood area for a number of years.

                Surviving are a brother, Howard ALLEN, Jackson, Mich., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Tempie C. Bryant

                Mrs. Tempie C. BRYANT, 92, 214 West Fourth street, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at her home.  She had been in failing health for three years.

                She was born Oct. 23, 1884 in Henry township to George and Catherine MOORE and had lived all her life in Fulton county.  She was married to Loyd BRYANT, who died in 1949.  She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen K. NICHOLS, Mrs. C. J. (Relna) MOWRER and Mrs. Otis (Adlene) HALTERMAN, all of Rochester; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A great-grandson, a sister and five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ted DEAL officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Sunday.

 

Saturday, October 8, 1977

 

Hugh O. Baldwin

                Hugh Oliver BALDWIN, 71, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for about four weeks.  He had been in failing health for a year.

                Mr. Baldwin was born April 14, 1906, to Ollie and Alice PICKENS BALDWIN at Bruce Lake.  He was married March 3, 1934, to Hattie MOON; she survives.  He lived most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties and retired from the Bendix corporation, South Bend, in 1969.  He was a member of the Rochester First Assembly of God church.

                Surviving with the wife are four sons, Wayne E. [BALDWIN], Logansport; Hugh [BALDWIN], Jr., Rochester; the Rev. David L. [BALDWIN], Plattsburg, Mo.; and Gary D. [BALDWIN]; nine grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Goldie MUZZEY, Dunlap; Mrs. Venus PRATT, Hamlet; Mrs. Martha CLOUD, Rochester; Mrs. Edith WOLF, South Bend; Mrs. Geraldine WHITE, Knox, and Mrs. Dorothy FORKER, Knox, and four brothers, Donald [BALDWIN], South Bend; Elmer [BALDWIN], South Bend; Delbert ZELLERS, South Bend, and Oscar ZELLERS, South Bend.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David BALDWIN and the Rev. Clifton WILKINS officiating.  Burial will be at the Bruce Lake cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Monday.

 

Lulu M. Bunch

                Mrs. Lulu M. BUNCH, 85, Argos, died at 11 p.m. Friday at Millers Merry Manor, Plymouth, where she had been a resident for the past five years.

                Mrs. Bunch was born March 16, 1892, to George W. and Mary BYRON BECKNER in Argos.  She was married Nov. 30, 1912, to Rolla R. BUNCH; he died in 1961.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Clyde (Bonnie) BUNCH, Argos; two nieces and two nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be at the Oak Hill cemetry, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the time of the sevices Monday.
Faun Sowers

                Mrs. Faun SOWERS, 77, Indianapolis, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday at home from complications following an illness of a year and three weeks.

                Mrs. Sowers was born Jan. 11, 1900, in Athens.  She had been an Indianapolis resident for 10 years, going there from Athens.  She was married on June 24, 1924, to Ross SOWERS, in Niles, Mich. he died in 1959.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Miss Evelyn SOWERS, Indianapolis, and Mrs. John (Dorothy) SAVAGE, Akron; a son, John [SOWERS], Indianapolis; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oliver MIKESELL, Rochester, and Lloyd MIKESELL, Buchanan, Mich., and an uncle, Scott STINSON, Rochester.  Three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Darrell TAGGART officiating.  Burial will be at the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday until the hour of services Monday.

 

Joseph Bussard

                Joe BUSSARD, 55, Akron, died early today at the Hines Veterans hospital, Chicago.

                Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

 

Monday, August 10, 1977

 

Joseph Bussard

                Services for Joseph BUSSARD, 55, Akron, who died Saturday morning at Hines Veterans hospital in Chicago after a six-month illness, will be at 130 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron.  The Rev. John MOORE will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetry.  Friends may call until time of services.

                Mr. Bussard was born Aug. 12, 1922 in Bunker Hill to John L. and Georgia KINTNER BUSSARD.  He moved to Akron 20 years ago from Peru.  He was married May 2, 1941 in Peru to Jean ARTHUR, who survives.  He was an operator of heavy equipment, was a member of the Oak Baptist church at Peru, was a veteran of World War II and belonged to the American Legion at Peru.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Perry (Jane Ann) CLARK, Warsaw; Sue and Bernice [BUSSARD], both at home; seven sons, John [BUSSARD], Fort Wayne; Rex [BUSSARD], New Haven; David [BUSSARD], Akron; Bob [BUSSARD], Mishawaka; Greg [BUSSARD], Atwood, Jim and Chuck [BUSSARD], both at home; eight grandchildren; a brother, Ellis BUSSARD, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Jeanne) MURPHY, Fort Wayne; a step-brother, Herbert BUSSARD, Bothell, Wash.; a step-sister, Mrs. Thomas HORBOTTLE, Milia, Ill.

 

Ronald L. Towne

                Ronald L. TOWNE, 69, Washington, D.C., died Friday in his home in Washington.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.  He was born Feb. 9, 1908 in Richland township to Charles W. and Cora Etta (COLE) TOWN.  He resided here through school and as a young man, he moved to the Eastern states.  He was a shoe salesman and manager of Kenney Shoe stores.

                Mr. Towne was married to Helen STEAKE in Fowler; she survives.

                Survivors are his wife; two brothers, Guilford [TOWNE], of Mishawaka, and Demoine [TOWNE], of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

                Friends may call at the Fowler (Ind.) funeral home. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in the Fowler cemetery.


Tuesday, October 11, 1977 to Wednesday, October 12, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, October 13, 1977

 

June Voreis

                Mrs. June VOREIS, 48, Argos, died in her home Wednesday at 11:50 p.m.  She had been seriously ill for five years.  She was born June 1, 1929 in Marshall county to Noble and Cora (STONE) NIFONG, who survive.  On Dec. 20, 1947, she married Robert VOREIS in Plymouth.  He also survives.  Mrs. Voreis was a former employee of the Argos Elevator and was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving besides the husband and parents are a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Teresa) BANEY, Atwood; a son, Robert Lyle [VOREIS], Argos; a grandson two sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Gladys) SNYDER, Argos, and Mrs. Jimmy (Betty) NOLIN, Argos; three brothers, Paul and Earl [NIFONG], Argos, and Burl [NIFONG], Plymouth.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at the Plymouth Church of the Brethren Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Kenneth YINGST will officiate.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from   2 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

 

Friday, October 14, 1977

 

Dorothy F. Artist

                Dorothy Fay ARTIST, 68, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Thursday at 1:45 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital.  She had been a patient several weeks.

                Mrs. Artist was born Sept. 25, 1909 in Pulaski county to Alvah Ray and Sarah HUNTER IMEL.  She resided in Fulton county 50 years after coming here from Pulaski county.  She married Charley ARTIST Nov. 11, 1925 in Pulaski county; he survives.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill church.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Delcia) DeGROFF, South Bend, and Mrs. Opal COLEMAN, Lake Station, Ind.; two sons, Francis [ARTIST], Chicago, and Cletus [ARTIST], R.R. 4, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle SIPOTS, Chicago; a brother, Joseph IMEL, R.R. 3, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.  A granddaughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd MITCHELL officiating.  Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill cemetery, Bruce Lake. Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the services.
J. Gerald Clinker

                J. Gerald CLINKER, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, was pronounced dead on arrival at he Kosciusko Community hospital in Warsaw at 10:45 p.m. Thursday.  He had suffered a heart attack and death was unexpected.  He had been ill two years.

                Mr. Clinker was born Sept. 24, 1908 at BeaverDam to Alvin and Martha MEREDITH CLINKER.  He married Lena LINN on Sept. 29, 1928 in Warsaw.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church and committeeman on AMPI.

                Among the survivors are his wife; three daughters, Wilma CLINKER, Akron; Mrs. Gene (Carol) BUTTS, Warsaw; Mrs. Maurice (Julia) HANEY, Akron; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Eldon (Lura) CUMBERLAND, R.R. 2, Akron.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beaver Dam United Methodist church by the Rev. Don HOCHSTETTLER.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon of Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Saturday, October 15, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, October 17, 1977

 

Alta F. Gordon

                Alta Faye GORDON, 82, 512 Madison street, died at 7:55 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient for 10 days.  She had been in failing health for five years.

                She was born Feb. 8, 1894 in Akron to Elias and Minerva GARNER SHRIVER and had resided in Fulton county all her life. She was married Aug. 31, 1924 in Kokomo to Jack GORDON, who survives.  She was a member of the Trinity Methodist church, the Friendship circle of the church, the Evergreen Rebekah lodge and the Patriotic club.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. John (Loretta) SUMMERS, Kissimmee, Fla.; five grandchildren; a brother, Chester J. SHRIVER, Akron, and nieces and nephews.  Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Morris HOWELL and Stephen SCHRADER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. The Evergreen Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Robert R. Crain

                Robert R. CRAIN, 79, Canterbury Manor nursing home, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Tuesday, October 18, 1977

 

Robert R. Crain

                Services for Robert R. CRAIN, 78, Canterbury Manor nursing home, who died at 12:15 a.m. Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McClosky-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport.  The Rev. Dudley R. HORNING will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.

                Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services Thursday.

                He was born Dec. 28, 1898 in Fairfield, Ill., to Charles and Ella M. CRAIN.  He lived in Fulton county several years and was a retired farmer.

                Survivine are two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie MUCKENFUSS, Logansport, and Mrs. Betty LEEDY, Niles, Mich.; two sons, Loren R. CRAIN, Willford,Ark., and Robert H. CRAIN, Midwest City, Okla.; a brother, Charles CRAIN, Jr., Hoopeston, Ill.; eleven grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

 

Raymond F. James

                Raymond F. JAMES, 81, 1241 Lakeshore drive, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Peru.  He was a patient one day and had been in failing health.

                He was born Oct. 10, 1896 in Oscaloosa, Ia., to Fred P. and Leea M. JAMES and had lived here 27 years, moving from Peru.  He was married Jan. 11, 1926 to Elsa M. MILLION.  He retired as a C&O railroad engineer in 1950.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge 67, Peru, and the Brotherhood of Firemen and Engineers.

                Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara RALSTIN, R.R. 1,; a granddaughter, Stormy RALSTIN, Santa Fe, N.M.; a sister, Helen WILSON, Los Angeles, Cal.; a brother, Harold JAMES, Cincinnati, O.; three nephews, and four nieces.  Two brothers, Howard and Fred JAMES, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.  F&AM lodge 79 will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Chauncey Yoder

                Chauncey YODER, 73, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10:09 a.m. Monday at his farm.  He died unexpectedly of a heart attack.

                He was born Jan. 9, 1904 at McMinnville, Ore., to Harvey and Jemimah YODER and lived 19 years in Fulton county.  He was married to Delilah TROYER, who died Aug. 25, 1968.  He was a member of the Salem Mennonite church, New Paris.

                Surviving are a son, Weldon YODER, New Paries; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia BONTRAGER, Shipshewanna, and Mrs. Andrew (Wilma) BONTRAGER, Kokomo, and two grandsons.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Mennonite church west of New Paris with Bishop William YODER and the Rev. Emanuel HOCHSTEDLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Christner cemetery northeast of Kokomo.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and all day Wednesday at the Yoder-Culp funerl home, Goshen.
Mary A. McIntyre

                Mrs. Mary Ann McINTYRE, 73, 301 East Eighth street, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her home at 10 p.m. Monday.

                She was born June 1, 1903 in Galopis, O., to Frank and Alice HAMILTON.  She had lived in Rochester for eight years, moving here from her farm near Fulton.  She was married March 3, 1932 in Tippecanoe to Harold McINTYRE, who survives.

                Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Altha) HARROLD, Mentone; a niece and a nephew.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until time of service.

 

Forest H. Rans

                Forest H. RANS, 63, Fort Wayne, brother of Donald C. RANS, Rochester, died at        9 p.m. Monday at the Veterans hospital, Fort Wayne.  Arrangements are pending at the [McCombs] funeral home, Fort Wayne.

 

Wednesday, October 19, 1977

 

Forest H. Rans

                Services for Forest H. RANS, 63, Fort Wayne, who died at 9 p.m. Monday, will be at   1 p.m. Thursday at the McCombs funeral home in Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in Fort Wayne.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and for one hour before services Thursday.

                He was born Dec. 8, 1913 in Kewanna to Harley O. and Etta RANS and had lived in Fulton county several years before moving to Fort Wayne.  He was married to Virginia ZUCK at Peru.  He operated an insurance agency in Fort Wayne.

                Surviving are the wife, Virginia, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Susan EIFERT, Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Brandon EIFERT; a step-daughter, Marie Elaine LORZENSON, Fort Wayne; a brother, Donald RANS, R.R. 1, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Blanche KING, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A sister preceded in death.

 

Thursday, October 20, 1977

 

Donald W. Davis

                Donald W. DAVIS, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned A. DAVIS, R.R. 1, Culver, was killed at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a farm accident at the family farm.

                He was born Sept. 6, 1974 in Plymouth to Ned A. and Wanda L. WARREN DAVIS.

                Surviving are three sisters, Lynn Ann, Leslie Kay and Lauri Beth [DAVIS], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo WARREN, Culver; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty Jean DAVIS, Culver; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney KLINE, Culver; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Guy DAVIS, Culver, and the paternal great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Effie KLINE, Culver.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wesley United Methodist church, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until noon Friday and at the church until time of service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist church, Culver.
Friday, October 21, 1977

 

C. Fred Beeson

                C. Fred BEESON, 66, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died at 3 a.m. today at the Veterans hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been in failing health for one year.

                He was born May 24, 1911 at Etna Green to Ora and Tressie BLUE BEESON and had lived all his life in the Mentone area.  He was married to Florence CULBERTSON July 10, 1934 in Logansport.  He was a World War II veteran; member of American Legion Post 49, Mentone; FV W, Warsaw; Masonic Lodge 576, Mentone, and Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne.

                Surviving are the wife; three sons, Charles [BEESON], Goshen; Ronald [BEESON], Etna Green, and Don [BEESON], Columbus; seven grandchildren, and a brother, James BEESON, Etna Green.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery, northeast of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday and until time of service Sunday.

 

Saturday, October 22, 1977

 

Elizabeth Waite

                Mrs. Mary Elizabeth WAITE, 68, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died Friday at 9:15 a.m. in the Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne.  She had been ill several weeks.

                Mrs. Waite was born Sept. 16, 1909 at Silver Lake to Artie and Hazel (BALL) CARR.  She was a lifetime resident of the Silver Lake area.

                She married Charles A. WAITE Dec. 24, 1934 at Silver Lake.  He died in 1975.  She was a member of the Center United Methodist church in Silver Lake.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Sandra) TINKET, R.R. 2, Wrsaw, and Mrs. David (Nancy) BAKER, Silver Lake; a son, Thomas A. [WAITE], Silver Lake; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Don (Mabel) BOUSE, Silver Lake, Mrs. Gene (Gladys) TULLY, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Beth KARN, Rochester, and a brother, Robert CARR, Silver Lake.  Another brother preceded in death.

                The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Silver Lake Center United Methodist church with the Rev. Ray ARMSTRONG officiating.  Burial will be at the Silver Lake cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Sunday.

 

Robert D. Howard

                Robert D. HOWARD, 41, former resident of Rochester and the son of George HOWARD, Rochester, was fatally injured in an accident Thursday near Barstow, Cal.  Details were not available.  He was born June 25, 1936 in Pennsylvania to George and Lillian (NEWTON) HOWARD.

                He was a 1954 graduate of Rochester high school, attended Goodwin Theatrical school in Chicago and was a UCLA graduate with a master’s degree.  He was a veteran of the Army’s 11th Airborne Division with service in Germany.  Mr. Howard was a marine biologist and a professional deep-sea diver.  He owned an import-export business.

                Survivors are the wife, Nina [HOWARD]; the father, and two sons, Darin and Shannon [HOWARD], Claremont, Cal.

                Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Todd Mortuary in Claremont.  Burial will be in California.


 

Monday, October 24, 1977

 

Robert D. Howard

                The name of a surviving b rother, William “Bill” HOWARD of Marion, was inadvertently omitted from Saturday’s obituary notice of Robert D. HOWARD, 41, a former Rochester resident who was fatally injured in a traffic accident Thursday near Barstow, Cal.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Todd Mortuary in Claremont, Cal.

 

Donna J. Mitchell              

                Mrs. Donna Jean MITCHELL, 39, 504 Rainbow drive, Kokomo, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo.  She had been in failing health for 2 1/2 years.

                She was born March 7, 1938 in Kokomo to Warren and Loveta LOWE SOUTHARD and had lived all her life in Kokomo.  She was married April 15, 1956 to Robert L. MITCHELL, who is postmastr at Rochester.  She was a member of the Morning Star House of the Lord church, Kokomo.  She was employed by the Union Bank and Trust company, Kokomo, for 10 years as personnel director.

                Surviving are the husband; her parents; two daughters, Vicki and Kathy, a son Mike [MITCHELL], all at home, and a sister, Sharon THAYER, Kokomo.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Fenn funeral home, Kokomo, with Pastor Taylor SHARP officiating.  Interment will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until time of service on Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Rose L. Champ

                Rose L. CHAMP, 86, former Macy resident, died at 3:30 a.m. at the Jackson Park convalescent home, Seymour.  She had been in failing health for eight months.

                She was born July 7, 1891 in Miami county to George and Ellen BOWDEN SMITH and lived all her life in Miami county.  She was married to Clarence A. CHAMP, who died in 1947.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and a past member of Eastern Star Lodge 120, Peru.

                Surviving are a son, George CHAMP, Seymour; a daughter, Mary Alice PARKER, Freeport, Ill.; four gandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. John SINER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call today after 2 p.m.

 

Wesley A. Dawson

                Services were to be conducted today fo Wesley A. DAWSON, 68, Evanston, Ill., who died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Evanston.  He had been in failing health for one year.

                He was born Feb. 1, 1909 in Culver to Merley and Elma CARR DAWSON and had lived in the Chicago area since 1931.  He was married June 7, 1930 to Mary WHYBREW at Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lola) GRONEWALD, Melrose Park, Ill., and Mrs. Bob (Karen) TRACEY, Mount Pleasant, Ill., and a son, Gerald D. DAWSON, Hobart.

                Services were to be at the Fitzgerald, Karsten, Franklin funeral home, Evanston.  Burial will be in the Evanston cemetery.
Tuesday, October 25, 1977

 

Frances E. Walsh

                Mrs. Frances Ellen WALSH, 73, Canterbury nursing home, died there at 5:30 p.m. Monday.  She had been in failing health for three years.

                She was born Jan. 25, 1904 in Fulton county to Harry and Clyde BABCOCK BRUGH.  She had lived in Rochester since 1970, moving here from Chicago.  She was married in 1926 to Arthur WALSH.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Hammond, Delong and Leiters Ford.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, Kewanna, and the Retired Teachers association.

                Surviving are a son, Dale WALSH, R.R. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louis (Donnabelle) KLINE, Rochester and a brother, Joseph BRUGH, R.R. 4, Rochester.  A brother, Albert BRUGH, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

 

Barbara L. Ballee

                Mrs. Barbara L. BALLEE, 48, Macy, died at 10 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette.  She had been ill for one month.

                She was born Nov. 23, 1928 in Mimai county to Earl and Jesse BREWER HINER and had lived in Macy 10 years, moving there from Rochester.  She was married March 29, 1947 in Peru to William H. BALLEE.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.

                Surviving are the husband; a son, Michael Lee BALLEE, Mattoon, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce CARPENTER, Peru; a brother, Elbert HINER, Peru, and a sister, Margaret HIGHT, Alexandria.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Macy United Methodist church with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.  Friends may call after       2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain funeral home and on Thursday for one hour before service at the church.

 

David Martin Clark

                David Martin CLARK, 2 1/2-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David CLARK, 331 Ohio street, died Tuesday morning at his home.

                He was born Aug. 11, 1977, in Fulton county to David and Rose MATHIAS CLARK.

                Surviving are the parents; a sister, Kathryn Ann CLARK; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip LUDWICK, R.R. 2, White Pigeon, Mich.; maternal step-grandmother, Mrs. Lois MATHIAS, R.R. 6, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mrs. Wilma ROBINSON CLARK, R.R. 6, Rochester, and George CLARK, Rochester; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mts. Herman ALBER, Rochester; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed PFLEDDERER,     R.R. 1, Kewanna, and several aunts and uncles.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O’DELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and until time of service Thursday.
Albert F. Boston

                Services were conducted Monday for Albert F. BOSTON, 70, Hartford City, who died Oct. 22, in Hartford City.  He had been in failing health for 1 1/2 years.

                He had lived all his life in Hartford City and was a musician and violin maker for many years.  He was featured in “Portraits of Indiana,” in The Indianapolis Star, July 4, 1976.

                Surviving are the wife, Dorothy BOSTON, Hartford City; a sister, Mrs. Lucile DuBOIS, 817 Madison street, Rochester, and two daughters, Sue NOTTINGHAM, Hartford City, and Barbara BOSTON, Hartford City.

 

Nora M. Penny

                Nora PENNY, 75, Fort Wayne, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday in Fort Wayne.

                She had lived at R.R. 2, Kewanna, moving to Fort Wayne 1 1/2 years ago.

                Services will be at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home Thursday, where arrangements are pending.

 

Wednesday, October 26, 1977

 

Nora M. Penny

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Nora M. PENNY, 75, Fort Wayne, who died at 9:15 p.m. Monday in Fort Wayne.  The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

                She was born March 18, 1902 in Burrows, Ind., to Carter and Martha JOHNSTON SCOTT and had lived 1 1/2 years in Fort Wayne, moving there from R.R. 2, Kewanna.  She was married March 14, 1926, in Wabash to Delbert R. PENNY, who died Nov. 25, 1975.  She was a member of the Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist church.

                Surviving are a son, Wayne [PENNY], Fort Wayne; two grandsons, Richard and Thomas PENNY, both of Bloomington, Ill.; a granddaughter, Lee Ann PENNY, South Bend.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

 

Zina George Zechiel

                Zina George ZECHIEL, 67, Culver, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at his home.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born Sept. 30, 1910 near Culver to Oscar and Nellie DUDDLESON ZECHIEL and lived all his life in the Culver and Monterey communities.  He was married Oct. 1, 1939, to Mary Jane VOGEL at Culver.  He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. 373.

                Surviving are the wife; a son, Wayne [ZECHIEL], Belleville, Mich.; a daughter, June Ellen ZECHIEL, Canton, O.; a brother, Alvin [ZECHIEL], Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred DITMIRE, Culver; Mrs. Erma HEPLER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Marcella WHITE, Culver, and two grandsons, Scott Russell ZECHIEL and Stephen George ZECHIEL.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Culver Bible church with the Rev. Daniel HUHN and the Rev. Ed CLARK officiating.  Buriall will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Friday and until noon Saturday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.  Memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday by the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. 373 at the funeral home.
Barbara L. Ballee

                The McCain funeral home announced today that the services for Mrs. Barbara L. BALLEE will be at the Macy Christian church rather than the Macy United Methodist church.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the McCain funeral home and on Thursday for one hour before service at the church.

                Mrs. Ballee, who died Monday night, was a member of the Macy Christian church rather than the Macy United Methodist church, the funeral home reported.

 

Joseph Chaplin

                Joseph CHAPLIN, 66, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 7:28 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.  He died a few hours after suffering a coronary heart attack.

                He was born July 18, 1911 in Lisbon, N.D. to Charles and Arlie DICKSON CHAPLIN and lived in Argos since 1973, moving there from Mishawaka.  He was married in 1937 to Geraldine WOLF who died in 1972.  He was married Sept. 15, 1973, to Dorothy FERGUSON, who survives.  He was retired from the Bendix corporation in 1974.  He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.

                Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. George (Marylin) KRUEGER, Osceola; three sons, Jerry [CHAPLIN], Osceola, Raymond [CHAPLIN], Champaign, Ill. and Don [CHAPLIN], St. Paul, Minn.; three step-sons, Jerry FERGUSON, Goshen, John FERGUSON, Bremen, and Jim FERGUSON, at home; four grandchildren; a step-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Vira TOLLIVER, Klamath Falls, Ore., Mrs. Marsha BURROUGHS, New Port Richey, Fla., Mrs. Freda TURNER, Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Jean BOSWICK, California; and three brothers, Maynard [CHAPLIN], East Lake, O., Dwight [CHAPLIN], California, and Noel [CHAPLIN], Elkhart.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens cemetery, Osceola.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, until 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home and one hour prior to services at the church.

 

Nellie Savage

                Miss Nellie SAVAGE, 84, former Maxinkuckee resident, died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kingston nursing home, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born May 5, 1893 in Santa Anna neighborhood to Daniel and Mary LISTENBERGER SAVAGE and lived all her life in the Maxinkuckee area.  She was a member of the former Maxinkuckee Methodist church.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until time of service Friday.

 

Ruth Bybee

                Services were this morning in Bloomington for Mrs. Ruth WOOLERY BYBEE, 86, Houston, Texas, who died Saturday in Houston.  Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Bloomington.  Mrs. Bybee was the widow of Dr. Halbert “Hal” BYBEE, a native of Rochester and a graduate of Rochester Normal university.  His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Lawson BYBEE, prominent Newcastle township residents.


 

Thursday, October 27, 1977

 

David Clark, Jr.

                The names of a surviving maternal grandfather, James D. MATHIAS, R.R. 2, Rochester, and a maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Hugh MATHIAS, R.R. 6, Rochester, were inadvertantly omitted from Tuesday’s obituary notice of David CLARK, Jr., Rochester, who died Tuesday morning at his home.

                Services were to be held at 1:30 a.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Robert L. Gagnon

                Robert L. GAGNON, 52, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died this morning at his home, after a six-month illness.

                Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

 

Friday, October 28, 1977

 

Robert L. Gagnon

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Robert L. GAGNON, 52, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who took his own life by hanging at 6 a.m. Thursday at his home.  The Rev. Fred LANDOLT will officiate and burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and on Saturday until time of service.

                He was born Jan. 8, 1925 in Miami county to Walter and Mable ECKMAN GAGNON and had lived in the Silver Lake community for 16 years, moving there from Laketon.  He was married Nov. 27, 1949 in Ijamsville, Ind., to Betty HOLLENBACK.  He was employed by the General Tire and Rubber company, Wabash.  He was a World War II veteran.

                Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Diane [GAGNON], at home; a son, Gary [GAGNON], R.R. 2, Akron; a grandson, a sister, Mrs. David (Marilyn) JOHNS, Fort Wayne.  A daughter, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

 

Ora L. Young

                Ora L. YOUNG, 76, 1220 Hill street, died early this morning inAthens, Ala., of a heart attack while enroute to Florida.

                He was born Aug. 21, 1901, in Liberty, Ind., to Ed and Anna Rose KING YOUNG.  He was married June 15, 1946, in Richmond to Jessie N. ROGERS, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the Sealed Power corporation, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Gospel Lighthouse Temple, Indianapolis.

                Also surviving are a sister, Nellie FULTON, Yankeetown, Fla.; a brother, Robert D. YOUNG, Richmond, and a half-sister, Mrs. Dorothy MASSULO, Dayton, O.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Minnie Osborn

                Services were Thursday afternoon at the Wesley United Methodist church in Culver for Mrs. Minnie L. OSBORN, 90, who died at her home Tuesday after an extended illness.

                Mrs. Osborn was the wife of William O. OSBORN, president of the State Exchange Bank in Culver and also of banks in Plymouth, Argos and Lapaz.

                Burial was in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  The Bonine funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

                A native of Starke county, she was born Feb. 16, 1887, to Schuyler and Amanda SHILLING.  For many years, beginning in 1901 she was actively associated with her father, Schuyler SHILLING, and her husband in the opertion of the State Exchange Bank.

                An association which began in high school days at Culver, became lifelong when she and Mr. Osborn were married soon after graduating in 1905.  She was active in civic, social, and church activities for many years.

                In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. A. N. (Frances) BUTLER; two sisters, Mrs. C. M. (Margaret) ADAMS and Mrs. Howard (Clara) ALLEMAN; and a brother, Oliver C. SHILLING, Culver.  Two sisters preceded her in death, Mary Amanda SHILLING and Mrs. Marion (Sue) JONES.

                Memorial contributions will be accepted for the Minnie L. Osborn Memorial Fund of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver.

 

Saturday, October 29, 1977

 

Ora L. Young

                Funeral services for Ora L. YOUNG, 76, 1220 Hill street, who died of a heart attack in Athens, Ala., enroute to Florida, have been changed to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

                Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.

 

Monday, October 31, 1977

 

David M. Flynn

                David Mann FLYNN, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday at his home.  He had been in failing health for 10 years.

                He was born Feb. 21, 1912 in Rochester to Wilson and Oma KOCHEL FLYNN and had lived here all his life.  He was married Nov. 4, 1932 in Rochester to Maxine WHITE, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter and cement finisher and was a member of the United Brethren church.

                Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Janice) ROE, R.R. 6; seven grandchildren, and two brothers, William [FLYNN], Argos, and John [FLYNN], Rochester.  A daughter, Patsy HOOKS; two sisters, and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev.    C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.  Friends may call from       2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 1, 1977

 

Cloyce R. Miller

                Cloyce R. MILLER, 71, R.R. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly Monday evening at Brownsville, Texas, where ha and his wife had just arrived to spend the winter months.

                Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Travis P. Harris

                Travis P. HARRIS, 18, R.R. 4, Rochester, was fatally injured Monday in a two-car head-on collision on U.S. 35, four miles west of Kokomo at 2:08 p.m.

                Harris was driving westbound on U.S. 35, when William TUCKER, Kokomo, lost control of his car due to faulty steering and swerved into the westbound lane, striking the Harris car head-on, Howard county police said.

 

Walter F. Baird

                Walter F. BAIRD, 66, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 9 a.m. today at his home.  He had been in failing health for five years.

                He was born April 19, 1911 in Fulton county to Charles and Laura MACY BAIRD and lived all his life in Fulton county.  He was married Dec. 24, 1931, in Rochester to Meredith K. NEWELL, who survives.  He was a farmer and a member of Fulton Masonic lodge 665.

                Surviving are the wife; a son, Larry “Bud” [BAIRD], R.R. 1, Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Sherald (Jean) TAM, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Michael (Cozetta) GRABLE, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and seven grandchildren.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Masonic services will be conducted at the graveside by the Fulton Masonic lodge.  Friends may call from   3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until time of service.

 

Wednesday, November 2, 1977

 

Travis P. Harris

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Ind. 25 East for Travis P. HARRIS, 18, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 5 p.m. Monday in St. Vincent’s hospital, Indianapolis, of injuries from a traffic accident.

                Mr. Harris was injured on U.S. 35, four miles west of Kokomo, in a head-on crash at 2:08 p.m. Monday.

                His wife, Jerrilyn [HARRIS], suffered a right leg injury and possible internal injuries.  She was treated at Howard Community hospital in Kokomo and released.

                Mr. Harris was born Dec. 25, 1958 in Chicago to Ernest and Doris NEILL HARRIS.  He moved from Chicago to Aubbeenaubbee township eight years ago.  He was a student at Ivy Tech in Kokomo and a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses here.

                Surviving with the wife are the parents, of Chicago; three brothers, Ernest [HARRIS], Jr., Chicago, and Lenon and Warner [HARRIS], at home, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner HARRIS, Delong.

                Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Friday.
Cloyce R. Miller

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Cloyce R. MILLER, 71, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Monday evening in Brownsville, Texas.  The Rev. Alva WARD will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from     2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. until time of service.

                He was born June 28, 1906 in Kosciusko county, to Clarence and Gertrude CARTWRIGHT MILLER and had lived all his life in this area.  He was married April 10, 1932, in Rochester to Belva C. SHOBE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Eagles (FOE) lodge 852.

                Surviving are th wife; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sharon) VanMETER, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, C. Raymond [MILLER], Three Rivers, Mich.; six grandchildren, and a sister, Thelma EBY, Niles, Mich.

 

Margaret L. Kirtley

                Margaret L. KIRTLEY, 80, Indianapolis, died Tuesday afternoon at St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis, after a short illness.

                She was born Nov. 15, 1896 in Ft. Atkinson, Wis. to Adelbert L. and Lila SCHRINER MERRIMAN and had lived in Fulton county from 1945 to 1962, then moving to Indianapolis.  She was married in 1924 at Chicago, to Harry V. KIRTLEY, who did in 1961.  She was a member of the Broad Ripple United Methodist church, Indianapolis; 50-year member of the Rochester Eastern Star; Broad Ripple American Legion post 312, auxiliary; United Methodist women; Rebekah circle; XYZ club, Indianapolis; National Fderated craft club 78; Capitol City Craft club 312; Home Demonstration club, and the Fulton County Chorus.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marge HANKS, San Diego, Cal.; a son, James A. [KIRTLEY], Indianapolis; a sister, Adele SCHULTZ, Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, George MERRIMAN, Mobile, Ala.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Broad Ripple United Methodist church.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Jamestown, Ind.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, Broad Ripple.

 

Thursday, November 3, 1977

 

Lila Thousand

                Mrs. Lila ARNESON THOUSAND, 81, Barneveld, Wis., mother of L. D. Thousand, R.R. 1, Rochestr, died at 12:45 a.m. today in the hospital at Madison,Wis.

                She was born Aug. 2, 1896 to Henry and Mary ARNESON and lived all her life in the Barneveld area.  She was married April 8, 1919, to Harvey H. THOUSAND, who died in December, 1957.

                Surviving are two sons, L. D. THOUSAND, R.R. 1, Rochester, and William THOUSAND, Barneveld; eleven grandchildre, and eight great-grandchildren.  Two sons preceded in death.

                Arrangements are pending.

 

Friday, November 4, 1977

 

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Saturday, November 5, 1977

 

Beulah L. Sander

                Private services were held Friday afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Beulah Louise SANDER, 61, Marion, who died in that city Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. after a long illness.

                The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiated and burial was at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

                Mrs. Sander was born Dec. 13, 1915, near Greenfield, the daugher of Walter and Ruby SANFORD LARRABEE.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Eva) ZAMMAR, Chicago; Mrs. Norma PIERCE, Culver; Mrs. David (Carol) MILTON, Brethren, Mich.; sixteen grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Ruby LARRABEE, Greenfield; two sisters, Mrs. June ANDERSON and Mrs. Marjorie LIMBAUGH, both of Greenfield.  Two sons preceded in death.

 

Paul R. Hooper

                Paul R. HOOPER, 82, Bradenton, Fla., died Friday at 4:55 a.m. in the Manatee Memorial hospital in Bradenton.

                He was born July 5, 1895 in Lebanon, Ind. to William N. and Jennie McCANN HOOPER.  He was a Florida resident for 10 years after moving from Rochester.

                Mr. Hooper was a salesman for General Motors for 25 years.  He was a member of the Rochester Elks lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Murat Temple of Indianapolis and the Brown-Dolson American Legion of Lebanon.  He was a World War I veteran.

                Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ann TAYLOR of Hobbs, N.M.; two step-daughters, Mrs. R. L. HEYDE of Warsaw and Mrs. Joe SPARKS of Guadalajara, Mexico and one sister, Mrs. Marie TITUS of Bradenton.

                Funeral services will be in the Toale Brothers funeral home in Bradenton at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. J. Harold DAVIS officiating.

                Burial will be in the Manasota memorial park in Bradenton.  Viewing will be from        2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday

 

Mary McRoberts

                Mary ERDMANN McROBERTS, former Rochester resident, died in her sleep Friday at her home in Illinois.  She had not been ill.

                She was the daughter of Reid and Marie ERDMANN, former owners of the People’s Pharmacy in Rochester.

                She married Max McROBERTS; he survives.

                Along with the husband, survivors are, her mother; three brothers, Paul Eldon and Carl [ERDMANN], of Illinois, and a sister, Linda [ERDMANN], of Arizona.

                Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Lowell.
Monday, November 7, 1977

 

Mary McRoberts

                Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home, Lowell, for Mary ERDMANN McROBERTS, 34, Bourbonnais, Ill., who died Friday in the Riverside hospital, Kankakee, Ill.  Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery, Reynolds, Ind.  She was born March 11, 1943 in Richmond to Reid and Marie ERDMANN, owners of the former People’s pharmacy in Rochester.  She was married to Max McROBERTS, who survives.

                Surviving are the husband; her mother, Fairmount, Ind.; three brothers, Paul [ERDMANN] Eldorado, O., Eldon and Carl [ERDMANN], Arcanum, O., and a sister, Linda ERDMANN, Mesa, Ariz.

 

Martha Louise Nichols

                Miss Martha Louise NICHOLS, 78, 614 Jefferson street, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth.  She had been ill for two weeks.

                She was born July 7, 1899 in Fulton county to William L. and Maude BARR NICHOLS and lived in Rochester since 1969, moving here from Chicago.  She was a retired secretary.

                Surviving are a brother, Donn NICHOLS, R.R. 2, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call from             2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

 

Clara G. Stough

                Mrs. Clara G. STOUGH, 83, Plymouth, died at 6 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John (Ann) HORGESHIEMER, Lansing, Ill.  She was the mother of Mrs. Gresham (Ortha) LOUGH, Rochester, and a sister of Mrs. Edna FISHER, Rochester.

                She was born July 17, 1894 inFulton county and was a lifetime resident in the Culver and Plymouth areas.  She was married to Robert STOUGH, who died March 4, 1976.  She was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, Ladies Aid and Marshall County Conservation club. Surviving are the daughters; the sister; a brother, Roy WILFERT, Rogers, Ark.; six grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Plymouth Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Kenneth YINGST officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth.  The body will lie in state for one hour prior to service.

 

Jesse W. Ralston

                Jesse W. RALSTON, 90, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Masonic home, Franklin.  He had been in failing health for several months.  He was born Dec. 5, 1886 in Gilead and was married to Ica RALSTON, who preceded in death.  He was a retired grocery store owner and prison guard at Michigan City.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge.

                Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Donadelle MILES, Logansport, and Mrs. Marcella DAVIS, Three Rivers, Mich., and a nephew, Emerson BRYANT, Edwardsburg, Mich.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Forest G. Hay funeral home, Ironwood chapel, South Bend.  The Rev. Earl A. WOOD will officiate and burial will be in the South Lawn cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


John P. Sprecher

                John P. SPRECHER, 84, Delong, died at 8:45 a.m. today at his home.  He had been in failing health for 10 years.

                He was born April 30, 1893 in Mt. Grove, Mo. to Benjamin F. and Emma VANCE SPRECHER and lived in Delong 42 years, moving there from Chicago.  He was married Sept. 25, 1912, in Council Bluffs, Ia., to Alice F. PIERCE, who survives.  He was a member of the Lighthouse Gospel church, Delong; F&AM lodge 546, Kewanna, and Scottish Rite, South Bend.  He was a retired metal lath contractor.

                Surviving are the wife; a son, Frank [SPRECHER], Spearfish, S.D.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Stanley (Barbara) BENEDYK, Chicago; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.  He is the last of a family of nine children.

                Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at he Foster & Good funeral home with Pastor Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Services by F&AM lodge 546 will follow.  Cremation will follow the services.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. tuesday and until time of service Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, November 8, 1977

 

Mary R. Bennett

                Mrs. Mary Ruth BENNETT, 80, Burket, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Watsaw.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born Sept. 27, 1897 near Mentone to John and Ola WERTENBERGER GOODMAN and had lived all her live in the Atwood and Burket areas.  She was married June 18, 1921 to LaRoy BENNETT, who died in 1953.  She was a member of the Burket Methodist church.

                Surviving are five sons, LaRoy [BENNETT, Warsaw; Gaylord [BENNETT], Peoria, Ill.; Donald [BENNETT], Etna Green; Gwendol [BENNETT], Warsaw, and Chauncey [BENNETT], New Paris; a daughter, Edna Marie MOCK, Syracuse; two brothers, Kenneth GOODMAN, Mentone, and Charles GOODMAN, Plymouth; a sister, Letha COY, Mentone; sixteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after    2 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.

 

Wednesday, November 9, 1977

 

Otto R. Toebe

                Otto Richard TOEBE, 74, R.R. 1, Argos, died this morning at his home.  He had been in failing health for four years, and died unexpectedly in his sleep.

                He was born Feb. 1, 1903 in Milwaukee,  Wis. to Ernst and Mary TOEBE and had lived the past 10 years near Argos, moving there from Chicago.  He was married April 23, 1968, in Chicago, to Minnie GLEASON, who survives.  He was retired from Wilson Laboratories, Chicago.  He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church, Argos.

                Surviving are the wife, two daughters and a grandson.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until time of service Friday.
Thursday, November 10, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, November 11, 1977

 

Alex Amabile

                Alex AMABILE, 81, Gary, father of Mrs. John (Nora) DELWORTH, 1806 Oakwood drive, died Thursday at his home.  He died unexpectedly after a three-month illness.

                He was born Oct. 31, 1896 in Italy, and was married July 24, 1927 in Italy to Mary DAMIANI, who survives.  He was grocer in Gary for 30 years, moving there from Italy.

                Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. John (Nora) DELWORTH, Rochester, and Mrs. Terrence (Linda) DEUBERRY, Valparaiso, and twelve grandchildren.  A daughter, Alice [AMABILE], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Luke’s Catholic church, Gary.  Burial will be in Gary.  Friends may call until 9 p.m. today at the Burns funeral home, 43rd and Broadway, Gary.

 

Saturday, November 12, 1977

 

Dean L. Barnhart

                Dean L. BARNHART, native of Rochester and former editor and publisher of The Sentinel, died at 8 p.m. Friday in the Goshen hospital, where he had been a patient the past month.  He was 89 years of age.

                Death came after an extended illness.  Mr. Barnhart had been residing in recent years at the Greencroft nursing home in Goshen, moving there from Indianapolis.

                Mr. Barnhart was editor and publisher of The Sentinel from 1913-19, following in the footsteps of his father, Henry A. BARNHART, who then was servng as a U.S. Congressman.  For almost 30 years he pursued a news career, having been reporter and night city editor of The South Bend News-Times in 1911-12.  He moved from Rochester to become editor, business manager and co-publisher of The Goshen News-Democrat from 1919-38.

                Mr. Barnhart compiled a varied career that also encompassed athletic achievements as well as those of business and public service.

                A 1907 graduate of Rochester high school, he was a member of the first RHS basketball and baseball teams and went on to Indiana university, where he obtained an A.B. degree, cum laude, in 1911.  At I.U. he was a member of the varsity basketball team from 1908-11 and captained the team in 1909-10.

                Active in the university’s campus affairs, Mr. Barnhart was a co-organizer of the I.U. Memorial Student Union and served as its second president.  He also was a member of I.U’s first journalism class and a charter member of its Sigma Delta Pi professional journalism fraternity chapter.  A member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa at I.U., he retained his interest in the university and its alumni affairs throughout his life.

                In 1968, he was given a Distinguished Alumni Service Award for his long record of activities with the I.U. Emeritus club, Alumni Association, I.U. Varsity Club and the I Men’s Association.

                He followed his interest in athletics after graduation by refereeing high school and college basketball for 13 yars and becoming golf champion of the Rochester country club in 1918, having helped organize that club.


                Also active in Democratic politics, Mr. Barnhart was unsuccessful candidate for state representative and state senator in 1928 and 1930, respectively, while residing in Goshen.  He was a frequent delegate to Democratic state conventions, served as Goshen party chairman, managed the Indiana presidential campaign of New York’s Averill Harriman in 1952, and served as presidet of the Indiana Democratic Editorial Association.

                He also was a co-founder and member of the first board of directors of the Hoosier State Press Association in 1934.

                From 1953-67, he was director of education for the Indiana Division on Alcoholism of the Department of Mental Health at Indianapolis.  He was active for over 20 years in the effort to assist alcoholics achieve sobriety, participating in group endeavors, working with the afflicted and writing and speaking.  He contributed many articles on alcoholism to periodicals and newspapers.

                In this work, Mr. Barnhart founded the Workshop on Problems of Alcoholism and Alcohol Education at Indiana university, helped found the Indianapolis Flynn Christian Fellowship Home, and also was actively associated with the work of Alcoholics Anonymous groups throughout the state.

                His work in this field was recognized in 1963 when he was made a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Matthew Welsh.

                While a Goshen resident, Mr. Barnhart served as Red Cross chapter chairman, trustee of the public library and of the city hospital.

                He was a former director of the Rochester Telephone company, served as utility service director of the Indiana Public Service Commission and was public relations director of Clifty Falls State Park at Madison.  He also was employed as an investment counselor for St. Louis and New York firms while an Indianapolis residet.

                Born in Rochester on April 22, 1889, he was the son of Henry and Louretta BARNHART.  His marriage was in 1914 to Louise BEANE of Goshen, who died May 8, 1971.

                He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal church in Indianapolis, of the Masonic lodge, Royal Arch and Council, charter member and past presidet of the Goshen Kiwanis club, later a member of the Goshen Rotary club and was a member of the Indianapolis Press club.

                He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Louise) NOVOTNY, Elkhart, and Mrs. John (Isabelle) BURCHFIELD, Denver, Colo.; five grandsons, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Hugh A. BARNHART, Rochester; and one niece, Mrs. Robert (Jane) TILLETT, Osceola.  A foster sister, Mrs. Glen BAILEY of Peru, died in 1976.

                Last rites will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the St. James Episcopal church, Sixth and Lincoln streets, in Goshen, with burial at the Violett cemetery in Goshen.  Friends may call at the Blocker-Harris funeral home, 506 South Sixth street, Goshen, Sunday and Monday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the St. James church or to the Indiana University Foundation at Bloomington.
Janetta G. Crabb

                Janetta G. CRABB, 94, Kewanna, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home [Rochestr] where she had een a patient many years.

                She was born May 7, 1883, in Leiters Ford to William and Mary MOSSMAN MEHRLING.

                On Feb. 8, 1899, she married Athus D. CRABB in Rocheser.  He preceded her in death in 1965.

                She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.

                Survivors include a son, Ray [CRABB], Kewanna; a daughter, Ielda CRABB, Kewanna, and one brother, George MEHRLING, Franklin.  One sister, brother and grandson preceded in death.

                Funeral services will be in the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  The Rev. Fred KRAMER will officiate.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call at the funeral home chapel after 5 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, November 14, 1977

 

Travis P. Harris

                Wire service stories listing Travis P. HARRIS, 18, R.R. 4, Rocheser, who was fatally injured in a traffic accident near Kokomo Oct. 31, as married were incorrect, according to a brother.

                The brother told The Sentinel this morning that the boy was not married.

 

Tuesday, November 15, 1977

 

Richard D. Schall

                Services will be conducted Wednesday for Major Richard D. SCHALL, who died Saturday at Kirtland Air Force Base hospital, Albuquerque, N.M., following an extended illness.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe Military cemetery.

                He was the husband of the former Kathleen CANN, who grew up in Rochester.

                Surviving are the wife; a son, Mark [SCHALL]; a daughter, Mrs. Janet RENO; a granddaughter, Rachel RENO; an aunt, Mrs. Roberta BIERMAN, all of Virginia, and a brother, Douglas [SCHALL], Albuquerque.

                Major Schall was an attorney and son of former Senator Thomas D. SCHALL of Minnesota.
Wednesday, November 16, 1977

 

Byron E. Hudkins

                Byron E. HUDKINS, 76, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 4:45 a.m. today at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.  He had been in failing health.

                He was born Jan. 28, 1901 in Kewanna to John C. and Clara MARTINDALE HUDKINS.  He was married Jan. 28, 1928, in Kewanna to Dora STEVENS, who survives.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, Rochester.

                Surviving are the wife; two sons, John S. [HUDKINS], Plymouth, and Hugh A. [HUDKINS], Seoul, Korea; three brothers, Waldron [HUDKINS], Knox, Walter [HUDKINS], Chicago, and Dale [HUDKINS], Knox; a sister, Mrs. Mary CAVERN, Irons, Mich.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry, Kewanna.  Friends may call aftr 2 p.m. Thursday and until time of service Friday.

 

Edith A. Moon

                Mrs. Edith Ann MOON, 93, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had resided for the past three years.  She had been in failing health for three months.

                She was born Jan. 2, 1884 in Aubbeenaubbee township to Lewis M. and Mary F. CAPLE LOUGH and had lived all her life in Fulton county.  she was married April 19, 1905, in Leiters Ford to Frank B. MOON, who died Jan. 21, 1966.  She was a member of the United Methodist church, Leiters Ford; WSCS; New Idea Home Economics club, and Rebekah Lodge, Kewanna.

                Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Harry (Mary) PRICE, Knox, and a nephew, Robert LOUGH, Anderson.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist church, Leiters Ford, with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, west of Rochester.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Price VanGilder funeral home, Knox;  2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home, and at the church Friday until time of service.

 

Thursday, November 17, 1977

 

George T. McMahan

                George T. McMAHAN, 60, Carmel Valley, Cal., died there Wednesday evening.  He had been in failing health for some time.

                Mr. McMahan was the youngest son of the late Otto and Carrie McMAHAN.  He was a brother of the late Mrs. Edwin C. (Rebabelle) BOSWELL of Rochester.

                Among the survivors are a brother, Robert [McMAHAN], Monterey, Cal., and two nieces, Mrs. James HEYDE and Mrs. Terry SMITH, both of Rochester.
Raymond L. Rans

                Raymond L. “Pete” RANS, 57, Valparaiso, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Porter County Memorial hospital.  He suffered a heart attack after a two-week illness.

                He was born May 3, 1920 in Kewanna to Roy and Faye RANS, who preceded in death.  He was married to Margie SIDDAL, who survives.  He had lived in Valparaiso 35 years, moving there from Kewanna, and was a retired ASCS office manager in Valparaiso.  He was a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion.

                Surviving are the wife; three sons, David and Peter [RANS], both of Valparaiso, and Bob [RANS], Illinois; a daughter, Jeanne [RANS], Valparaiso; four grandchildren; four brothers, Larry [RANS], Kewanna; Joe [RANS], Akron; Roy [RANS], Jr., Winamac, and Lowel [RANS], California; five sixters, Mrs. Lois BELL, Florida; Mrs. Lorene WOOD, Mrs. Ethel STITT, and Mrs. Helen WORL, all of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Virginia AGNEW, Kewanna, and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. EST Saturday at the Bartholomew funeral home, Valparaiso.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home.

 

Friday, November 18, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, November 19, 1977

 

Cora Grossman

                Mrs. Cora GROSSMAN, 85, Argos, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth.  She had been seriously ill two months and in failing health nine months.

                She was born July 18, 1892 near Argos to Bromine and Florence DEACON PARKS.  On Feb. 11, 1911, she married William STEPHENSON in Inwood.  He died in 1937.  In 1945, she married Oris GROSSMAN in Culver.  He died in 1960.

                Mrs. Grossman was a member of the Argos United Methodist church; the Hi-Neighbor club and the last living charter member of the Yellowstone club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Beatrice) CHAPMAN, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; a son, Paul STEPHENSON, R.R. 2, Argos; a step-daughter, Mrs. Harold (Vera) UNGER, Indianapolis; a step-son, Therald GROSSMAN, Plymouth; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  One son, Arthur STEPHENSON, and one step-daugher, Juanita PEREGRINE, preceded in death.

                Services will be in the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until services on Monday.

 

Monday, November 21, 1977

 

Edward J. Leman

                Edward J. LEMAN, 87, 531 Madison street, died at 8 a.m. today in the Memorial hospital, South Bend.  He had been ill for three weeks.

                Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.


 

Judith R. Johnson

                Mrs. Judith Rose JOHNSON, 38, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday in the Indiana University Medical center, Indianapolis.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born Feb. 28, 1939 in Warsaw to Fred and Maryetta SINNETT AYLOR and had lived 15 years in the Claypool area, moving there from Warsaw.  She was married Sept. 6, 1955 to Max E. JOHNSON, who survives.  She was a member of the First Baptist church, Mentone.

                Surviving are the husband; five sons, James, Jeffery, Mathew, Michael and Mark [JOHNSON], all at home; three daughters, Melissa, Jilane and Julia [JOHNSON], all at home; her father, Fred AYLOR, Michawaka; a brother, Jerry AYLOR, Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Doug (Jane) CLEM, Warsaw.

                Private services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist church, Mentone, with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Etna Green cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the King Memorial home, Mentone.

 

Tuesday, November 22, 1977

 

Winnie Sterk

                Mrs. Cornelius (Winnie) STERK, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital.  She had been in failing health for 15 months and in the hospital 15 days.

                She was born June 9, 1908 in Chicago, to Herman and Nellie DYKSTRA KELDERHOUSE and had lived 30 years in Fulton county, moving here from Chicago.  She was married May 28, 1925 in Chicago to Cornelius STERK, who survives.

                Surviving with the husband are, seven daughters, Mrs. Gail (Nellie) MOSHER, Justice, Ill.; Mrs. Cornelius (Carrie) KOSTER and Mrs. Melson (Margaret) TROMP, both of South Holland, Ill.; Mrs. Norman (Connie) MOORE and Mrs. Ted (Bernice) KUHN, both of Akron; Mrs. Wilma KOPECKY, Justice, Ill., and Miss Nancy STERK, Akron; six sons, John [STERK], South Holland, Ill.; Herman [STERK], Warsaw; Charles [STERK], Akron; Robert [STERK], Athens; Bert [STERK], Warsaw and Lee [STERK], Akron; thirty-two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marian HULFORD, South Holland, Ill., and three brothers, Sam KELDERHOUSE, Hammond; Charles KELDERHOUSE, Chicago Heights, and the Rev. Richard KELDERHOUSE, Superior, Neb.  A son, a daughter, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Don REITER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday and until noon Friday at the Sheetz funeral home,Akron, and one hour prior to service Friday at the church.
Edward J. Leman

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Edward J. LEMAN, 87, 531 Madison street, who died at 8 a.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital.  The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

                He was born Jan. 12, 1890 in Roanoke, Ill., to Chris and Magdalene GUEDMAN LEMAN and had lived in Fulton county since 1921, moving here from Illinois.  He was married Dec. 22, 1912 in Morton, Ill., to Louise H. HAUTER, who died Feb. 19, 1974.  He was a member of the First Christian church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy POUNDSTONE, Hobart; a son, Lester J. LEMAN, Glendale, Cal.; two granddaughters; four sisters, Mrs. Anna MANGOLD, Eureka, Ill., Miss Emma LEMAN and Miss Cordelia LEMAN, both of Peoria, Ill., and Miss Clarissa LEMAN, Roanoke, Ill., and two brothers, Jess and Henry [LEMAN], Peoria, Ill.

 

Ruth Warner

                Mrs. Ruth WARNER, 84, 324 Walkerton street, Argos, died unexpectedly at 7:35 p.m. Monday at her home.

                She was born March 18, 1893 in Marshall county to Willis and Anna FORSYTHE WHISMAN and had lived in the Argos area all her life.  She married Wilford HARLEY in 1910.  He died in 1931.  She married Vern WARNER, who died in 1963.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, the United Methodist Women and the American Legion auxiliary, Argos.

                Surviving are three sons, Walter HARLEY, Wilmer HARLEY and Forrest HARLEY, all of Argos; a step-son, Harold WARNER, Argos; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Tollie McGRIFF and Mrs. Ray (Evelyn) BURROUGHS, both of Argos.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Effie A. Malone

                Effie Agnes MALONE, 87, R.R 2, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 7:50 p.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial hospital.

                She was born April 22, 1890 at Fletchers Lake to John and Hannah BEATTIE McCAUGHEY and had lived all her life in Fulton county.  She was a retired practical nurse.  She was married Nov. 14, 1959 in Crawfordsville to James F. MALONE, who survives.  She was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist church, the Kewanna Eastern Star and was one of three oldest alumni of Grass Creek high school.

                Surviving are the husband; a son, Captain Devon McCaughey HIZER (USN Retired) Winter Haven, Fla.; two nieces, Mrs. Thomas MAHONEY, Gross Pointe Woods, Mich., and Miss Esther WINN, Lucerne, and a nephew, Wiley WINN, Lake Alfred, Fla.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.  Burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  There will be no calling on Thursday.
Wednesday, November 23, 1977

 

Effie A. Malone

                The names of a surviving step-son, Douglas W. MALONE, Knox, Ky., and a step-daughter, Mrs. Donald (Naomi) ARMSTRONG, Anderson, Mo., were inadvertently omitted from Tuesday’s obituary notice of Effie Agnes MALONE, 87, R.R. 2, Kewanna.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.

 

Pamela Jo Harshman

                Pamela Jo HARSHMAN, 11-month-old daughter of Kevin and Jody STINSON HARSHMAN, Homestead, Fla., died Sunday evening at her home.

                She was born Nov. 23, 1976 in Rapid City, S.D., to Kevin and Jody STINSON HARSHMAN.

                Surviving with the parents, who are stationed at the USAF Base, Homestead, Fla. the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean K. STINSON, Jr., Rapid City, S.D.; the paternal grandfather, Gerrald HARSHMAN, Akron; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH, Jackson, Mich.; the maternal step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Dean STINSON, Sr., Rochester; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Beatrice LYNN, Akron, and the paternal great-grandfather, William ENGLE, Akron.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m.Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.  Friends may call after     7 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.

 

Thursday, November 24, 1977

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Friday, November 25, 1977

 

Fannie L. Pownall

                Miss Fannie L. [POWNALL], 95, Canterbury Manor nursing home, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the nursing home.

                She was born Oct. 9, 1882 in Ohio to Thomas and Mary GOOD POWNALL and had lived all her life in Cass and Fulton counties.  She was a retired Loganspot Memorial hospital employee and a member of the Logansport First Baptist church.

                Surviving are a nephew, Howard POWNALL, Long Beach, Cal. three nieces, Mrs. John E. (Mary) MARSH, Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Helen DOWNARD, Rochester, and Mrs. Margy KENNEDY, Hiattsville, Md.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  There will not be any calling hours.  The Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, is handling the arrangements.
Marie Sampsel

                Mary Marie SAMPSEL, 65, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at about 7 a.m. Thursday at the Caylor-Nickell clinic, Bluffton, following a brief illness and surgery.

                She was born April 5, 1912 in Culver to Mr. and Mrs. John WIVERLY and lived in the Green Oak community 15 years, moving there from Mishawaka.  She was married May 12, 1962 to Homer V. SAMPSEL, who survives.  She was a member of the Green Oak community club.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Donna BUSCOE, Mishawaka; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jeanine BURNS, Rochester a step-son, Douglas SAMPSEL, Rochester; a granddaughter, Miss Candis BUSCOE, Mishawaka three step-grandchildren, Sean BURNS, and Erik and Jeremy SAMPSEL, all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Alma RUSSELL, Newcastle; a brother, Floyd WIVERLY, Eureka, Cal., and a step-brother, Virgil LOLOMAUGH, South Bend.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, November 26, 1977

 

Arthur Brown

                Arthur BROWN, 90, died Friday at Albuquerque, N.M., where he had lived with his son, Marvin, for the last two years.  He had lived in Akron and Gilead before moving to New Mexico.

                He was born Oct. 18, 1887 in Fulton county to William L. and Margaret A. GREGORY BROWN.  He was married Oct. 23, 1907 in Miami county to Florence RICKLE, who died in 1971.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are two sons, Marvin H. [BROWN], Albuquerque, and Raymond L. [BROWN], Athens; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were four brothers and a sister.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

 

Grace N. Newcomer

                Mrs. Grace N. NEWCOMER, 93, Peabody Memorial home, North Manchester, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in the nursing home.

                She was born Feb. 12, 1884 in Benton county to William B. and Malvina LIPSCOMB NUTT.  She was married to Frank NEWCOMER, who died in 1960.  She was a member of the Irvington Presbygterian church, Indianapolis.

                Surviving are a son, Claude A. NEWCOMER, Indianapolis, and a daughter, Mrs. G. R. PAYTON, Youngstown, O.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Washington Park east mausoleum, Indianaolis.  Burial will be in the Washington Park east cemetery, Indianapolis.  The Bender funeral home, North Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.
Monday, November 28, 1977

 

Robert M. Cloud

                Robert M. CLOUD, 49, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today at his home.  He suffered a heart attack after a three-year illness.

                He was born Nov. 22, 1928 in Valley Park, Mo., to Elbert and Mary GUNON CLOUD and had lived 11 years in Fulton county, moving here from Kokomo.  He was a former instructor at the Indiana school for the deaf; owner of a construction and janitorial service, Kokomo, and owner of Fair Oaks campground and Cloud construction company, R.R. 4, Rocheser.  He was a veteran of the Korean war and received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Korean Cross decorations, and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a son, Donald R. KING, Rochester; five brothers, Elbert [CLOUD], Kokomo; Oliver [CLOUD], St. Louis, Mo. James [CLOUD], Los Angeles, Cal. Vern [CLOUD], Orlando, Fla., and Calvin [CLOUD], Kansas City, Mo.; a foster brother, Max G. GILL, R.R. 4, Rochester, and two grandchildren.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Catholic church with the Rev. Father Harold WELLER officiating, with full military rites.  Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in the Albright cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

 

Maurice E. Mattice

                Maurice Edmund “Ed” MATTICE, 63, 313 West 11th street, died at 7 p.m. Saturday at his home.

                He was born March 10, 1914 in Hammond to Max R. and Myra DAVIS MATTICE and he lived most of his life in this area.  He was married Oct. 14, 1934 in Chicago to Betty BOCK, who survives.  He was a retired Chesapeake and Ohio railroad employee.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and an associate member of the VFW.

                Surviving with the wife are five sons, Jack [MATTICE], Rochester; Robert, Wayne, Bruce and Michael [MATTICE], all of Kokomo; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Jean) NYLIN, Oak Forest, Ill.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Maurice B. KENT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Benjamin Michael Foland

                Benjamin Michael FOLAND was stillborn at Home hospital in Lafayette at 6:25 p.m. Saturday.  He was the son of Timothy J. and Linda C. BABER FOLAND, 80 Sierra Court, Laayette.

                Surviving withe the parents are a twin sister, Bethany Marie [FOLAND]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard BABER, R.R. 3, Peru; the maternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Verne CONNER, R.R. 3, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Hurd BRIGGS, Macy, and Mrs. Lyle MORRISON, Winamac; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher FOLAND, Swayzee, and the paternal great-grandfather, Sherwood FOLAND, Greentown.

                Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Macy Plainview cemetery with the Rev. Walter MAYER officiating.  The McCain funeral home, Denver, is in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, November 29, 1977

 

Paul W. Mattix

                Paul W. MATTIX, 69, 1511 Main street, died at 9:03 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.  He had been seriously ill for two months.

                He was born July 27, 1908 in Marshall county to Tennis and Fern DINSMORE MATTIX and had lived in Rochester 38 years, moving here from Plymouth.  He was married Dec. 2, 1942 in Rochester to Eugenia [JOHNSTON], who survives.  He was a retired Indiana Motor Bus employee; a World War II veteran, serving in the European and African theatres of operations; a member of the Rocheser Masonic lodge, and attended the First Christian church.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Sonja) GEIGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Steven (Michele) NARD, Rochester; six grandchildren, James RANSTEAD, Colton, Cal.; Mrs. Richard (Pam) ROGERS, Castle AFB, Cal.; Scott BURKINS, Port Clinton, O.; Sherri TULLIS, Rochester; Mathew and Andrew NARD, Rochester, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.  Rites by the American Legion, VFW and Masonic lodge will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn hospital Cancer detection fund.

 

Imogene Washburn

                Mrs. Imogene WASHBURN, 74, 221 East Ninth street, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been in failing health.

                She was born May 23, 1903 in Fulton county to Oliver and Dolly BLACKETOR KROM and had lived all her life in Fulton county.  She was married July 3, 1952 in Kirkland to Leroy WASHBURN, who died April 30, 1970.  She was a former acting director of the Fulton County Welfare department and a secretary at Woodlawn hospital.  She was a member of the board of directors of the local AARP.

                Surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday.

 

Wednesday, November 30, 1977

 

Irvin “C. I.” Keebler

                Irvin “C.I.” KEEBLER, 94, Boynton Beach, Fla., a former Rochester resident, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in a nursing home in Florida.  He had been in failing health for two months.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth FELIX, 1031 Pontiac street; two brothers, Edgar KEEBLER and Clarence KEEBLER, both of Rochester, and a niece, Mrs. Kathryn SCHWENK, Rochester.

                Services will be Thursday at the Landis-Loi funeral home, Lafayette.
Rome Zink

                Rome ZINK, 72, Argos, died at 5:20 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital.  He had been ill for three weeks.

                He was born Nov. 8, 1905 in Fulton county to Enoch and Annie ANDREWS ZINK and had lived in this area most of his life.  He was married Oct. 12, 1929 in South Bend to Evelyn BOWELL, who survives.  He was a retired Argos Community Schools employee and was a member of Argos Masonic Lodge 399 and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann DUSEK, Orlando, Fla., and Miss Martha ZINK, Knightstown, Ind.; a son, Harry ZINK, Dunedin, Fla.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ross (Blanche) SIPLE, Willmar, Minn., and Mrs. Carl (Dot) EHLERS, Frankfort, and four brothers, Joe [ZINK], Indianapolis; Glenn [ZINK], Andrews; Forest [ZINK], Millington, Mich., and Don [ZINK], Argos.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until time of service Friday.  The Argos Masonic lodge will hold memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, December 1, 1977

 

Charles Irvin “C.I” Keebler

                Private services were to be today at the Landis-Loi funeral home, Lafayette, for Charles Irvin “C.I.” KEEBLER, 94, Boynton Beach, Fla., a former Rochester resident, who died at :30 p.m. Monday in a nursing home in Florida.  He had been in failing health for two months.

                He was born Feb. 4, 1883 in Pennsylvania to Mr. and Mrs. John KEEBLER and was married to Carson KEEBLER.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Muncie, Pa., and the Scottish Rite, Williamsport, Pa.

                Surviving are a son, John W. KEEBLER, California; a daughter, Mira W. SHELVEY; a sister, Elizabeth FELIX, Rochester; two brothers, Edgar KEEBLER and Clarence KEEBLER, both of Rochester, and a niece, Mrs. Kathryn SCHWENK, Rochester.

 

Friday, December 2, 1977

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, December 3, 1977

 

Dessie Brockey

                Mrs. Dessie BROCKEY, 77, Tippecanoe, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth where she had been a patient one week.  She had been in failing health for one year.

                She was born Oct 11, 1900, in Stockland, Ill., to Levi and Grace WINGARD WILLIAMS.  She had resided in Tippecanoe four years after moving from her farm outside Tippecanoe.  She married Loren BROCKEY Aug. 28, 1921 in Tippecanoe; he survives.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe community church; the Missionary Society and the Tippecanoe Progress club.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ardis) KARLER, Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, Lloyd [BROCKEY], Guatia, Miss.; ten grandchildren; a great-grandson and a sister,


Mrs. D. B. (Edna) SHAFFER, Argos.  Her twin sister, Jessie ALBRIGHT, preceded in death.

                Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 11 a.m. Monday.  The Rev. Robert LOUGHEED will officiate.  Burial will be in the Summit chapel cemetery southesast of Bourbon.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the time of services on Monday.

 

Monday, December 5, 1977

 

Wade H. Jarrette

                Wade H. JARRETTE, 77, 1301 Main street, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth.  He had been ill six weeks and in the hospital two weeks.

                He was born Nov. 22, 1900 in North Webster to Bert J. and Mary ABSHIRE JARRETTE and had lived in Fulton county since 1931, moving here from Rensselaer.  He was married June 19, 1927 in North Webster to Letha POTTS, who survives.

                He was manager of Schultz Bros. 5 and 10 store for 10 years and was district supervisor for 10 years, retiring in 1949 to devote his time to farming and personal business interests.

                He was a World War I veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, a member of the World War I Barracks 479, a 50-year member of the F&AM Lodge 79, Royal Arch Masonic Lodge 90, a 50-year member of the American Legion, and served on the Fulton County Alcoholic Beverage board for several years.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Barbra REICHERT, Michigan City, and Mrs. Donna POLLEY, Rochester; a son, James C. JARRETTE, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Marcus REICHERT and Kristen REICHERT, both of Michigan City; Mrs. Susan B ARNETT, Miss Margot POLLEY,  and Miss Lee Ann POLLEY, all of Rochester.  A brother preceded in death.

                Private services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David HAYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center, Rochester.

 

Fern Phillips

                Mrs. Fern PHILLIPS, 88, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 9:25 p.m. Sunday in Kosciusko County Community hospital, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health for 12 years.

                She was born April 18, 1889 in Sidney to Clarence and Della MILLER SELLERS and had lived in the Tippecanoe and Bourbon communities all her life.  She was married June 30, 1907 in Bourbon to Thomas Clifford PHILLIPS, who died in 1969.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Miss Virginia PHILLIPS, and a son, Maurice PHILLIPS, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Edith O’BRIEN, Conrad, Mont.; Mrs. Flora HOLLETT, Rolling Prairie, and Mrs. Roscoe (Edna) METHENY, Bourbon.  A son, Lowell PHILLIPS, died in 1911.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery near Tippecanoe.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday.
Lela Hizer

                Mrs. Lela HIZER, 88, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth GAULT, R.R. 1, Macy.  She had suffered an extended illness.

                She was born April 24, 1889 in Fulton county to James R. and Julia GUISE McCOY and had lived all her life in Fulton county.  She was married Marcy 26, 1921 to Nelson M. HIZER, who died Nov. 25, 1970.  She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth GAULT, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Jeanne MILLER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a step-son, Frank HIZER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Margaret DAY, Culver; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, two sisters and a step-son preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Larsene C. HALL officiating.  Burial will be in he Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home until time of service Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, December 6, 1977

 

Raymond L. Tucker

                Raymond L. TUCKER, 70, R.R. 4, (Tippecanoe Shores),  Rochester, died at 1:55 p.m. Monday in the Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.  He had been in failing health for two years.

                He was born Feb. 7, 1907 in Carmi, Ill., to Geroge and Ema KOONTZ TUCKER and had lived in Fulton county since 1971, moving here from Portage.  He was first married to Gladys YATES, who died in 1957, and then married Ruth MILLER in 1958, who survives.  He was retired from the National Tube company, Gary.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Clara) AUSTIN, Hobart, and Mrs. William (Rayleme) WOOD, Fort Eustis, Va.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jannet BLANKENSHIP, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Denver (Claudine) SMITH, St. Peters, Mo.; two step-sons, Denny KORNEGAY, Phoenix, Ariz., and Ted KORNEGAY, Godfrey, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. George (Oma) MYERS, Harrisburg, Ill.; Miss Loda TUCKER, Carmi, Ill., and Mrs. Floyd (Bertha) BUTLER, Harrisburg, Ill.; twenty grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A daughter and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Kuykendall cemetery, Carmi, Ill.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions to the Heart Fund will be accepted by the family.

 

Wednesday, December 7, 1977

 

Gustava Callahan

                Mrs. Gustava CALLAHAN, 93, Milford, Ill., died Monday at the Hawthorn Lodge nursing home in Watseka, Ill.

                Among the survivors are a son, Charles ROUCH, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Arlene INGELLS, Milford, Ill., and nieces and nephews.

                Gaveside services will be at 230 p.m. Thursday at the Salem cemetery west of Fulton.
H. Garfield Hanson

                Hans Garfield HANSON, 85, R.R. 5, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 5 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

                He was born Aug. 23, 1892 in Boras, Sweden, but lived most of his life in Fulton county.  He was married March 15, 1921 to Marjorie D. LAMBORN, who survives.  He helped establish rural electrification in Fulton county, served for 27 years with the ASCS committee and was chairman many years.  In 1970, he helped the Rochester Chamber of Commerce by offering the industrial tracts of land where Moore Business Forms and the former NIBCO plant are located.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John Bill (Ramona) MYERS, and a son, Robert D. CAYWOOD, both of Rochester; seven gandchildren, Brett, Renay and Jon MYERS, all of Rochester; Joseph CAYWOOD, Rochester; Sharon REID, Phoenix, Ariz., Debbie CAYWOOD, Kokomo, and Tamra CAYWOOD, Aspen, Colo., and a sister, Mrs. Boyd (Elnora) PETERSON, North Manchester.  A granddaughter, Vicki PARSONS, preceded in death.

                Private family services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON officiaing.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to he Heart Fund.

 

William J. Mulvaney

                William John MULVANEY, 65, Weslaco, Texas, father of Bill MULVANEY, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Tuesday at his home in Texas.

                He was born Jan. 24, 1911 andf was married Sept. 1, 1935 in Chicago to Meta S. HELBIG, who survives.  He was a retired resort owner in Wisconsin.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Alice KUTA, Chicago, and Suzanne PICK, Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Bill MULVANEY, R.R. 4, Rochester; six grandchildren; a brother, James FAIRCHILD, Wisconsin, and a sister, Mrs. Genevieve (Bert) CARLSON, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

                Services and burial will be Friday in Weslaco, Texas.

 

Thursday, December 8, 1977

 

Charles Swihart

                Charles “Bill” SWIHART, 68, Macy, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after a one-week illness.

                He was born on Nov. 24, 1904, in Kosciusko county to Frank E. and Berdella KLINE SWIHART and had lived in this area his entire live.  He was married on Oct. 4, 1932, to Evelyn KAMP, who survives.  He was retired five years from the General Tire and Rubber company in Wabash and was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge.

                Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Janet) STREBY, North Manchester; Mrs. Jerry (Joyce) HUDSON, Akron, and Mrs. David (Karen) MILEY, Peru; a son, George SWIHART, Roann; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother and sister, Russell SWIHART and Mrs. Burle (Beulah) KAMP, both of Akron.  A grandchild and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday and on Saturday until the hour of service.


Mary B. Brown

                Mary B. BROWN, 85, Canterbury Manor nursing home, died Wednesday afternoon at the nursing home.  She had been in failing health for 18 years.

                She was born July 26, 1892 in Kentucky and had lived in Fulton county for 20 years, moving here from Peru.  She was married in 1908 to James L. BROWN, who died in 1958.  She was a retired employee of the Square D company, Peru.

                Surviving are a grandson, James A. BUTCHER, Jr., Kokomo; five granddaughters, Mrs. Alvis (Mary) COLE, Bald Knob, Ark.; Mrs. Ronald (Martha) WINTERROWD, Rochester; Mrs. James (Shirley) MUTCHLER, Kewanna; Mrs. Charles (Lucille) DUNN, Rochester, and Mrs. Albert (Barbara) BOWLIN, Kokomo; twelve great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Mrs. James A. (Lucille Marie) BUTCHER, died in 1968.

                Services will be at noon Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Hugh A. Stamm

                Hugh A. STAMM, Monterey, father of Mrs. Barbara REISMAN of Rochester, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning at his home.

                He was born June 1, 1907 at Lake Bruce to Jesse and Cora Mae WRIGHT STAMM and had lived all his life in this area.  He was first married to Bernice CASTLEMAN who died May 5, 1973.  He married Jean HICKS ALLEN on Sept. 13, 1974; she survives.  He was the owner of Stamm Insurance agency, Monterey, and a member of the Professional Insurance Agents association.  He was a member of the St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic church, Culver.

                Surviving with the wife and daughter are a son, John STAMM, Kewanna; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic church, Culver, with the Rev. Joseph LENK officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Cole funeral home, Winamac.

 

Friday, December 9, 1977

 

Stanley B. Carr

                Word has been received here of the death of Stanley B. CARR, 80, in Montoursville, Pa.  Mr. Carr, a native of Rochester, died Saturday.  Burial was in Montoursville.

                Mr. Carr was born to Ben and Calista WAGONER CARR and lived here until 1934, when he moved to Pennsylvania.  He was married to the former Jessie KEEBLER.

                Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Julie CARTER, Centre, Pa.; two sons, James [CARR], Buffalo, N.Y., and Lt. Col. Richard CARR, Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews in the Fulton county area.  A son and five brothers preceded in death.
Saturday, December 10, 1977

 

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Monday, December 12, 1977

 

Mary Shafer

                Mrs. Mary SHAFER, 86, Argos, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health.

                She was born Feb. 14, 1891 in Fremont, O., to Henry and Sophia MILLER WALTERS and had lived in Argos since 1952, moving there from Green township.  She was married April 1, 1916 in Rochester to Grover SHAFER, who survives.  She was a member of the former Gilead Methodist church.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Roberta) HAYES, Mishawaka; two grandchildren, and a brother, Robert H. WALTERS, South Bend.  A son, James [SHAFER], and a grandson, James, preceded in death.

                Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Roy FISHBURN, Argos, officiating.  Burial was to be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

 

Tuesday, December 13, 1977

 

Theresa Landis

                Mrs. Theresa LANDIS, 85, Canterbury Manor nursing home, died at 4:17 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born June 18, 1892 in Fulton county to Mason and Alice CHRISTNER ROGG and had lived in the Akron community all her life, moving to the nursing home three years ago.  She was first married to Harley BUCHER, who preceded in death.  She was married Feb. 8, 1942 to Dow LANDIS, who survives.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam home economics club.

                Surviving with the husband are two nieces, Mrs. Guy (Josephine) STAYTON, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Harvey (Marilyn) GUTWEIN, Rochester, who were both reared by Mr. and Mrs.Dow LANDIS, and a brother, Forrest GROGG, Akron.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after             2 p.m.Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.
Wednesday, December 14, 1977

 

Kenneth Paulk

                Kenneth PAULK, 54, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.  He had been in failing health for the past year.

                He was born July 4, 1922 in Rochester to Nelson and Gladys BRYANT PAULK and had lived in Rochester several years, moving here from South Bend.  He was married July 13, 1946 in South Bend to Helen Marie GOLABOWSKI, who survives.  He was a technical service director for L. Karp and Sons, Ind., Elk Grove, Ill., and was a World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific.  He was a member of the VFW, Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Karen ROZEWICZ, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Dale (Patricia) LEONARD;  Miss Toni PAULK, and Miss Kathleen PAULK, all of South Bend; two sons, Robert PAULK, Schaumburg, Ill., and Kenneth Robert PAULK, at home; a sister, Mrs. James (Marilee) COPLEN, Rochester, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Rochester friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Graveside services will b e conducted by the VFW and American Legion.

 

Thursday, December 15, 1977

 

Estel Hedrick

                Word has been received that Estel HEDRICK, 72, 315 Charlotte street, Union City, Mich., died Nov. 30 at the Union City Health Center, where he had been a patient for a short period of time.

                He was born Aug. 16, 1905 in Rochester to Amos and Abbie LONGNECKER HEDRICK and had lived in Union City most of his life, moving there from Rochester.  He was a World War II veteran and a member of VFW Post 7308.  He was employed for 20 years as service manager for Berry Chevrolet sales, Union Ciy, later operating the Northside Service station, retiring in 1972.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Betty) COATS, Union City; a son, Herb HEDRICK, Union City; a brother, Emil HEDRICK, Mission, Texas; six grandchildren, and a great-gandchild.

                Services were Dec. 2, at the Jenkins funeral home with the Rev. Walter ROTHFUSS officiating.  Burial was in Riverside cemetery, Union City.

 

Susie E. Cripe

                Susie E. CRIPE, 75, Mexico, died at 6:50 a.m. today in the Wabash county hospital.  She had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born Dec. 8, 1902 in Carroll county to William H. and Elizabeth BLICKENSTAFF CRIPE and was a retired registered nurse.  She was a member of the Mexico Baptist church.

                Surviving are a sister, Concordia ELLIOTT, and a brother, Owen CRIPE, both of Mexico.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. James LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.


Grace Hengel

                Mrs. Grace HENGEL, 87, Kewanna, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.

                She was born Feb. 8, 1890 in Wells county to Elmer and Virginia IRVIN STOTLER and was married in 1908 in Winamac to Fredrick HENGEL, who survives.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Mary F. KRUGER, Kewanna; Mrs. Luella BROUILLETT, Fowler, and Mrs. Leila BEAVERSON, Mishawaka; three brothers, Otto STOTLER, Medaryville, Everett STOTLER, Monterey, and Ralph STOTLER, Leiters Ford; a sister, Opal HALL, LaCrosse; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, and until one hour b efore service Saturday at the church.

 

Friday, December 16, 1977

 

Mabel N. Taylor

                Mrs. Frank (Mabel N.) TAYLOR, 81, Akron, died at 9 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor nursing home, Rochester, where she had been a patient since Monday.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.

 

Mary E. Masteller

                Mrs. Mary Emeline MASTELLER, 86, former