FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1983

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1983

 

Monday, January 3, 1983

 

J. W. Nix

Last rites were conducted Sunday for J. W. NIX, 65, who was found dead Saturday at his home, 614 Fulton Ave.  Coroner Joyce GOOD estimated that death had occurred Wednesday from natural causes.  Mr. Nix had been in ill health since June.

He was born September 22, 1917 in Pauline, Texas to Everett S. and Pearl KIRKPATRICK NIX.  He had been a resident of Rochester since 1938, after coming here from Texas.  He was a member of the Indiana Public Health Department and an inspector for the State Board of Health for 25 years. A veteran of World War II, he was also a member of the Elks Lodge, I.O.O.F., Indiana Association of Sanitarians and the Beer Can Collectors of America.

Surviving him are a daughter, Linda PERDUE of Delphi, and one son, David NIX of Tomball, Texas.  Also surviving are one sister, Margerite THORNHILL of Elba, Texas and three grandchildren.  One brother preceded him in death.

Services were conducted by Rev. John PHILLIPS at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Memorials are asked to be sent to the Heart Association and the Planned Parenthood Association.

 

Virgil C. Doran

Virgil C. DORAN, 92, of Burket, died at 1:10 a.m. at the Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born April 9, 1890, to Cary and Jeanette MILLER DORAN of Burket and had livd there all his life.  On Dec. 24, 1914 he married Blanche EHERENMAN, who preceded him in death in 1963.

For 41 years he was an employee of the Railway Postal Service.  In the last 30 years he had been a partner with a son as owners of Warsaw Black Oxide, Inc., in Burket.  He was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge in Warsaw.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Delta Deane) SHULTZ of North Manchester and three sons, Keith DORAN of Warsaw, Bryan and Brooke DORAN, both of Burket.  He had twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  One son, Dr. Hal DORAN, preceded him in death.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Don [POYSER] officiating.  Callers may come after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be at the Palestine Cemetery.
Charles W. MacVean

Charles W. MacVEAN, 92, of 825 Madison St., died at 5:04 this morning at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for nearly a year.

He was born July 9, 1890, in LeRoy, N.Y. and had lived in Rochester most of his life.  On October 29, 1913, he married Marie Louise WALTERS, who [in 1963] preceded him in death.  He was owner and operator of the Rochester Greenhouse until his retirement.

He was a former member of the Rochester City Council.

Surviving are one sister, Edna HOLLEY of Rochester N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Private burial services will be conducted at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. this evening.

 

Edna Ruffing

Edna RUFFIN, 63, of 17400 S. Maple Road, Argos, died at 9:07 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, in South Bend Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 20, 1919 in Argos to Ray and Elsie EDWARDS HOOKER.  She married Frank RUFFING Jr. September 4, 1938 in Argos.  He survives.

She was a member and past president of the Argos American Legion Auxiliary, the 40&8 Salon of Marshall Co., the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid, The Marshall Co. Extension Homemakers Club and was current president of the Green Township Homemakers Club.

Surviving are two daughters and a son, Mrs. Lois McGRIFF of Sharpsburg, Ky., Mrs. Joyce WEST of Bourbon and Eddy RUFFING of Inwood; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Fran [RUFFING], and brother, Lamar HOOKER, preceded her in death.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.  Visiting will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday.  The 40&8 Salon of Marshall County will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday.   Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.

 

Elizabeth Rouch

Elizabeth “Sandy” ROUCH, 89, died at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 1 at her home at 620 Indiana Ave.  She had been ill three years.

She was born Dec. 24, 1893, in Frankfort and lived most of her life here. She married Eugene C. ROUCH in 1911 and was a retired waitress.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruby ROBINSON of Kokomo and Mildred [BAILLIEUL] of Rochester, nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.  One daugher, a sister and a brother preceded her in death.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Visiting will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8:30 today.  Burial will be Tuesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, January 4, 1983 to Wednesday, January 5, 1983

 

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Thursday, January 6, 1983

 

Joseph A. Jackson

Joseph A. JACKSON, 87, Mexico, died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Aug. 3, 1895, in Miami County to Daniel F. and Dora E. SHIREMEN JACKSON.  He married Opal L. FOWLER in 1924; she died in 1976.  He was a retired farmer.  A World War II veteran, he was a life member of the Peru American Legion.  He attended the Peoria United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three children, George JACKSON, Rochester; Mrs. Russel (Edna) YENTES and Mrs. Dale (Janie) MORRIS, Marion; a sister, Mary ANDERSON, Ashville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, two sisters and a son preceded in death.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Karen GREULACH officiating.  Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday.

 

William L. Adamson

William Leroy “Roy” ADAMSON, 96, formerly of 122 W. Seventh St., died at 7 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

He was born March 2, 1886 in Fulton County to Homer and Isabelle JEWELL ADAMSON and was a lifetime resident of the county.  His first marriage was to Ethel L. MEREDITH on Aug. 11, 1911; she died in 1951.  He was married to Blanche BRYANT on May 16, 1953; she died in 1972.  He was a farmer in Newcastle Township, retiring in 1944.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Doris DEAMER, and Mrs. Glen (Virginia) LAW, both of Rochester; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Ruth FELDER, Atlanta, Ga.  Six brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Richard VanMETER and James DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, January 7, 1983

 

Emma J. Berger

Emma J. BERGER, 68, Rt. 2, Argos, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital after an 18-month illness.

She was born April 28, 1914 in Crumstown, Ind., to George and Florence PAUL CRUM and moved from Crumstown to Argos 40 years ago.  She was married Dec. 24, 1932 in South Bend to Harley BERGER, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Janet) CHILTON, Rt. 2, Argos; a grandson, Jason [CHILTON]; a sister, Ethel CLARK, Mishawaka; and a brother, Walter CRUM, Rt. 3, Walkerton.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with Elder Robert RETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery southeast of Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Association.


 

Howard M. Ferrell

Howard M. FERRELL, 62, of 406 N. First St., Argos, died unexpectedly at 6:21 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth, where he was a patient for six days.

He was born Dec. 20, 1920 in Hoopeston, Ill., to Elmer and Versia KESTER FERRELL and moved to Argos in 1941 from Westmont, Ill.  He was a former employee of the Town of Argos and last was employed by Orthopedics of Bourbon.  He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Plymouth VFW post, the Plymouth American Legion and the 40&8 of Marshall County.  He was married June 17, 1939 in Waukegan, Ill., to Rosebud DINSMORE, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Marla TOM, Springfield, Va.; Deborah KLINE, Argos, and Terri FERRELL, Rochester; five grandchildren; five sisters, Margie HINKLE, Margaret ZIEBART and Donna HOLT, all of Hoopeston, Ill.; Mary GLOVER, Milford, Ill., and Shirley PENCE, Ossian, Ind.; and a brother, Dale [FERRELL], Danville, Ill.  A son, Howard FERRELL Jr., Rochester, prceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery with military honors by the Plymouth VFW Post.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, January 8, 1983

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 10, 1983

 

Richard E. Worthen

Richard E. WORTHEN, 70, Yellow Creek Lake, was dead on arrival at 8:45 p.m. Friday at Naples Hospital, Naples, Fla., after suffering a heart attack.

He was born June 30, 1912, in Muncie, to Harry and Lena JACOBS WORTHEN.  He married Hazel E. ASHBACHER in Kentucky.  She survives.  He retired five years ago from Dick and Hazel’s Resort in Yellow Creek that he co-managed with his wife.  A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Fairmont American Legion, Sidney Masonic Lodge, Center United Methodist Church of Silver Lake, and was a director of the Yellow Creek Conservation Club.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Bonnie) HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Larry (Bernadine) HOWARD, both of Akron; a son, James [WORTHEN], Tippecanoe Lake; eleven grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn EPPARD, Marion; two brothers, Don [WORTHEN], Marion, and Harry [WORTHEN] Jr., Hartford City.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Bill SHANNON officiating.  Burial will be at the Fairmont Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Mary M. Gagnon

Mary M. GAGNON, 82, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at her home.  She had been ill for five weeks.

She was born April 13, 1900 in Marshall County to Lewis and Irene CANAN.  She was married to Orville GAGNON on Sept. 11, 1945 in Rochester; he [the only survivor] survives.

Graveside services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Silver Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Fred LANDOLT officiating.  The Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, January 11, 1983

 

Frederic E. Adams

Frederick E. “Fred” ADAMS, 57, Culver, chairman of the board of the financially-troubled Culver-based State Exchange Finance Co., took his own life by a shotun blast Monday afternoon.

Marshall County Coroner G. Dean BYERS said in a news release this morning that an autopsy confirmed that death was due to a single gunshot wound.  He added that notes found on the body confirmed that the death was suicide.

The body was found in a wooded area north of Indiana 10 and 117 in Marshall County on Culver Military Acodemy property known as the bird sanctuary.

A group of the Black Horse Troop Patrol of the Academy came upon the body and notified the Marshall County Police Department in Plymouth at 2:28 p.m.

Byers’ news release stated that Adams left the building housing the State Exchange Finance Co. and its affiliate, the Culver State Exchange Bank, in Culver about noon Monday for lunch and did not return.

The Finance Company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization (bankruptcy) in South Bend Disteict (federal) Court on Dec. 30.

The filing created fear among depositors of the Culver State Exchange Bank, which has branches in Plymouth and Argos, and of the Farmers State Bank, with a branch in Bremen.  The latter is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Finance Company.

Allen H. CUMMINS, president of the two banks, said that the fears were groundless because both banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and no depositor can lose any money.

A court hearing on the Chapter 11 filing is to be conducted soon.
Wednesday, January 12, 1983

 

John J. Hilficker

John J. HILFICKER, 58, Ft. Wayne, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne.

He was born March 17, 1924, in Fulton County to John W. and Cora E. (HIRT) HILFICKER.  He married Daisy HOOVER June 3, 1977.  She survives.  A block operator at Conrail in Ft. Wayne, he was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and the Logansport Eagles.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Laura JONES, Rochester, and a son, George [HILFICKER], Tampa, Fla.; five step-sons, Roy FISHER, Rochester; Charles and Dan HOOVER, Ft. Wayne; Ed and Donald HOOVER, Logansport; four step-daughters, Kay KOEBCKE Valparaiso; Katherine TUCKER and Karen COLE, Logansport; and Shelly HOOVER, at home.  One step-son, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be at the Moon Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday.  Eagles ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Georgeann Gonce

Georgeann GONCE, 71, of 540 N. Maple St., Argos, died unexpectedly at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after arrival.

She was born Jan. 14, 1911, in Nappanee to Samuel and Laura EMMONS HISEY.  On May 16, 1936 she married Herschel W. GONCE in Kentland.  He died Nov. 25, 1966.  She lived most of her life in Argos.  A retiree from Schoonover’s Department Store, she was an active member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Kathryn OKERBLOOM and Elizabeth CLEMONS, Argos; four sons, Terry [GONCE], Cru Cove, Mo.; Stephan [GONCE], Plymouth; Finley and Jeff [GONCE], Argos; eleven grandchildren; and a sister, Marie BARDSLEY, Kokomo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Bessie B. Cloud

Bessie B. CLOUD, 83, formerly of 500 W. Fifth St., died at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital after being admitted at 3 a.m.  She had been ill several years.

She was born Sept. 2, 1899, in Marshall County to James and Rachel ROGERS PERSONETT.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She married Hugh H. CLOUD March 19, 1923, in Rochester.  He died July 21, 1970.  She was a former employee of the Rochester Canning Co.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Cleta) WEST, Kokomo; a son, Earl J. CLOUD, Rochester; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  A daughter, Mrs. Huetta NORRIS, died Sept. 4, 1965.  A granddaughter, Judy, also preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., and on Friday until time of services.

 

Thursday, January 13, 1983

 

Frederic E. Adams

Private family services were conducted Wednesday at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver for Frederic E. “Fred” ADAMS, 57, Culver, who died Monday afternoon from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Burial was in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial services were to be conducted this afternoon in the Culver Military Academy Memorial Chapel.

Memorials can be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church of Culver.

Funeral arrangements for Adams are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver.

Adams was born June 24, 1925 in Culver to Carl M. and Margaret ADAMS and was a lifelong resident of Culver.  Soon after graduation from Indiana University, he was married to Marcia PRATHER, who survives.

He was a member of the Wesleyan United Methodist Church of Culver, the Indiana and the American Bankers associations, the Culver Chamber of Commerce, Culver Lions Club, Culver I.O.O.F., Rochester Elks Lodge, Maxinkuckee Golf Club, Lake Maxinkuckee Association, Maxinkuckee Yacht Club and the Indiana University Alumni Association.

Adams also was a member of the Indiana Governor’s Board of Corrections, the Plymouth Country Club, Culver Military Academy Fathers Association and the Indiana Society of Chicago.  He was a director of Bomarco Corp., Plymouth, and the Stelrema Corp., Knox; and was a past president of the Plymouth Industrial Development Corp.

He served overseas with the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Jeffrey P. [ADAMS], Atlanta, Ga.; John F. [ADAMS], Colombia, South America, and William C. [ADAMS], a student at Indiana University-Bloomington; a daughter, Beth WALKER, Little Rock, Ark.; the mother, of Culver; and a brother, Carl M. ADAMS Jr., Culver.
Dr. Kenneth K. Kraning

Dr. Kenneth K. KRANING, 76, of 834 West Shore Drive, Culver, former Kewanna physician, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Charlton Methodist Hospital, Dallas, Texas.  He had been in the hospital since Jan. 2.

He was born Dec. 15, 1906 in North Manchester to Charles and Carrie ARNOLD KRANING.  He came to Culver in 1953 from Kewanna.  He married Virginia SPEICHER Aug. 29, 1929.  She survives.  He paracticed medicine in Kewanna since 1935.  He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Culver, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of General Practitioners and the Logansport Elks Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Luis (Kathleen) BENEDICTO, Dallas, Taxas; a son, Kenneth K. KRANING II, Seattle, Wash. and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Private interment will be at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.  There will be no visitation.  Contributions may be sent to the Wesley United Methodist church or the Heart Association.

 

Keith Lungren Sr.

Jay Keith LUNGREN Sr., 70, of Frankfort, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 29, 1912 in Harcourt, Ind., to John H. and Flora Belle HIBBARD LUNGREN.  He lived until 1954 in Rochester.  He married Mary TILLETT Seb. [sic] 26, 1939.  She died Sept. 14, 1981.  He married Marion MASON June 26, 1982; she survives.  A construction worker and real estate agent for National Homes, he was a member and state governor of the Kiwanis and St. Matthew’s United Methodist church.  He was a 1938 graduate of Iowa State University, with a degree in poultry husbandry.

Surviving with the wife are two son, Dr. J. Keith LUNGREN Jr., Monon, and Kevin [LUNGREN], Bellevue, Wash.; three daughters, Karen SMITH, Tokyo, Japan; Jan TICE, Katy, Texas, and Becky SHARP, Loveland, Colo.; two step-daughters, Bonita GROFF and Dianna WALSH, both of Frankfort; ten grandchildren a sister, Lucille COOK, Boone, Iowa, and a brother, Duane MAYBERY, Marina Del Ray, Calif.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Frankfort, with Dr. William VALENTINE officiating.  Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.  Friends may call at the Frye Funeral Home, Frankfort, from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Friday, January 14, 1983

 

Fred Baker Jr.

Fred BAKER Jr., 60, Rt. 1, Logansport, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Logansport.

He was born in Cass County on Jan. 12, 1923 to John and Lulu KEESEY BAKER.  He was a farmer.  He was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, near Metea; the Logansport VFW post and was a trustee for the Logansport American Legion post.  He had been a prisoner of war while serving with the U.S. Air Force during World War II.  He also was a member of the Forty and Eight Club of the American Legion; the Logansport Elks and Moose lodges, and the Cass County Farm Bureau.

Surviving are two daughters, Judith Ann MOSS, Sunrise, Fla., and Mary Ann WELLS, Indianapolis; three sons, Capt. Stephen Lee BAKER, Fayetteville, N.C.; Robert Fred BAKER,    Rt. 1, Logansport; his father and step-mother, Fred and Gladys BAKER, Rt. 1, Logansport; two brothers, Russell A. and William Keesey BAKER, both of Rt. 1, Logansport; and six grandchildren.  A granddaughter and his mother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor David W. ROSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, Lucerne, where there will be full military rites.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Mildred L. Green

Mildred Lucille GREEN, 67, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of 1129 Rochester Blvd., died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla.  She had been in ill health the last 18 months and had been in the Naples hospital for two weeks.

She was born March 29, 1915 in Marion to William and Daisy LEE DUBUQUE.  She lived in Rochester nine years before moving to Florida.  Prior to that she had been a resident of Fulton and Kokomo.  She was married March 22, 1936 near Fulton, to Charles GREEN.  He survives.  She was affiliated with Stanley Home Products and was a member of the Fulton Baptist church, Women’s Fellowship of the Fulton Baptist Church and the Home Circle Club.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (Janice) RADERSTORF, Lucerne; a son, Richard D. [GREEN], Kewanna; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Florence SCOTT, Kokomo.  A brother, Vernon DUBUQUE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be at the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from     2-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to the hour of the service Monday.

 

Saturday, January 15, 1983

 

Nellie Hoehne

Nellie HOEHNE, 87, formerly of the Fulton area, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.
Constant L. Smith

Constant L. SMITH, 94, formerly of Rt. 2, Akron, died at Woodlawn Hospital at 5 p.m. Friday.  He had resided at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for five years.

He was born Jan. 14, 1889 in Kosciusko County to Samuel and Eullian VanHOUTEN SMITH and had resided most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married July 14, 1907 in Akron to Erma E. TUCKER, who died April 6, 1980.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Rochester Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Velma) GARDNER, Argos; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  Three daughters, a son and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from  2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Leland H. Williams Jr.

Word has been received of the Jan. 8 death at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif., of Leland Hayes WILLIAMS Jr., after a long illness.

The son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Devane M. FELTS of Rochester, he is survived by his wife, the former Susan FELTS; daughter, Melissa [WILLIAMS]; son Jeffery [WILLIAMS]; the mother, Mrs. L.H. WILLIAMS, and a sister, Mrs. H.B. WALLACE, both of Luling, Texas.

 

Monday, January 17, 1983

 

Nellie A. Hoehne

Services for Nellie A. HOEHNE, 87, formerly of Rt. 1, Rochester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.  The Rev. David ROSS will officiate and burial will be in the Skinner Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.

Mrs. Hoehne, who lived with a son, Lee [HOEHNE], in Logansport, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday in Logansport Memorial Hospital after an illness of two years.

She was born Aug. 24, 1885 in Cass County to Charles and Dora MITTEN SKINNER and lived in Fulton County from 1936 to 1981; she had resided with her son for two years.  She was married Dec. 8, 1920 to Paul A. HOEHNE, who died March 1, 1971.  She was a former school teacher and a member of the Skinner Christian Church near Twelve Mile and the Mount Olive Community Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Forest (Harriet) ZARTMAN, Rt. 1, Macy; three sons, Lowell [HOEHNE], Rt. 1, Rochester; Owen [HOEHNE], Phoenix, Ariz., and Lee [HOEHNE], Loganspot; ten grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.  A daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Paul W. Spear

Paul W. “Cherokee Joe” SPEAR, 78, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Winamac at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

He was born Aug. 1, 1904 in Kosciusko County to Charles and Della ELDER SPEAR.  He was married to Lulu M. WILKINSON TEMPLETON Nov. 5, 1955 in Kokomo; she survives.  He was a retired electronic technician with Valley Equipment Co., South Bend.  He was a charter member of the Chain of Lakes Conservation Club in South Bend and of several C.B. clubs.

Surviving with the wife are three sisters, Eva SCHUE, Deland, Fla.; Mary HEASTY, Olympia, Wash., and June KILE, address unknown; and a brother, Harry [SPEAR], Oklahoma City, Okla.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, January 18, 1983

 

Esther St. John

Esther St. JOHN, 81, Toledo, Ohio, died Monday in Parkview Hospital there after a long illness.

She was born June 13, 1902, in New Washington, Ohio.  Surviving are three daughters, Ruth SNYDER, Rochester; Elaine DAUNHAUER, and Sue St. JOHN, both of Toledo; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled in Toledo.

 

Wednesday, January 19, 1983

 

Helen L. Fox

Helen L. FOX, 73, of 206 S. First St., Argos, died in surgery at 10:36 am. Tuesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  She had been in ill health for five years.

She was born Feb. 18, 1909, near Bruce Lake to Samuel and Gertrude BROOKER McKEE.  She lived most of her life in Argos after moving from Bruce Lake.  On March 15, 1943, she married Orval “Bud” FOX; he survives.  She was retired from the Argos branch of the U.S. Postal Service.

Surviving with the husband are two sisters and a brother: Sarah WOLFE, Argos; Kathryn KOKKO, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Ermal McKEE, Rt. 2, Argos.

Services will be at 1 pm. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.  The Plymouth Eastern Star will have a memorial service at 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, January 20, 1983 to Friday, January 21, 1983

 

[no obits]
Saturday, January 22, 1983

 

Everett Shafer

Everett SHAFER, 71, Rt. 1, Akron, died unexpectedly at 10:30 a.m. Friday at his home.

He was born May 16, 1911 in Miami County to Louis and Merl LAMBERT SHAFER.  He had resided all his life in the Akron area.  He was married April 11, 1932 in Rochester to Irene McCLOUGHAN.  He was a farmer and a member of the Silver Creek Church of God and the Brotherhood of the church.

Surviving are the wife; a son, Robert [SHAFER], Rt. 1, Silver Lake; a daughter, Betty HESS, Roanoke; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Kenneth [SHAFER], South Bend; Bill [SHAFER], Charles City, Iowa; and Glen [SHAFER], Huntsville, Ark.; four sisters, Mrs. Don (Jessie) HAMILTON, Syracuse; Mrs. Royal (Catherine) SPANGLE, Laketon; Mrs. Frank (Martha) HOPKINS, Plymouth, and Mary NELSON, Phoenix, Ariz.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Fred LANDHOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday and at the church on Monday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Silver Creek Church of God.

 

Benjamin F. Mullins

Benjamin F. MULLINS, 95, of 910 Jackson Blvd., died at 10 p.m. Friday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Peru, where he had lived since Jan. 12.

He was born Jan. 7, 1888 in Odessa, W. Va., to William and Melvina CARNES MULLINS and moved here in 1950 from Peru.  His first marriage was in December 1920 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Nellie ANDERSON, who preceded in death.  He was married in February 1952 in Fort Wayne to Orilla BOLLMAN, who preceded in death. He was a conducor for the Wabash Railroad and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Montpelier, Ohio; the Scottish Rite at Danville, Ill.; the Hamsa Shrine Temple at Meridian, Miss., and the VFW.  He served with the U.S. Army during World War I.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Hugh E. MULLINS, West Covina, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Masonic Lodge rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, January 24, 1983 to Tuesday, January 25, 1983

 

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Wednesday, January 26, 1983

 

James L. Alderfer

James L. ALDERFER, 41, of 7274 11th Road, Bourbon, died Thuesday at 6:06 p.m. at Marshall County Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.  He was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering a heart attack.

He was born July 4, 1941 at Richland Center to Lester and Erna McKEE ALDERFER.  They survive.  He had lived in the Plymouth-Inwood area for the past 14 years.  He was married Sept. 20, 1969 in Culver to Phyllis JEWELL.  She survives.  He was an inspector at A.M. General Corp., South Bend, and a member of the Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth. A graduate of Richland Center High School, he also attended Indiana University at South Bend.

Surviving with the wife and parents are four children, Kim, Khristi, Allen and Kevin [ALDERFER], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Marcella) LOWREY, Granger, and Mrs. Waldon (Sara) BAKER, Talma.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth, with the Rev. Hugh CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be at the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, and on Friday for an hour prior to the service.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sunrise Chapel or the Marshall County Heart Association.

 

Blanch Walgamuth

Blanch WALGAMUTH, 80, of Akron, died Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 14, 1903, in Sidney, Ind.  Her parents were Albert and Alice MILLER and Elvin and Ella TRIDLE.  She moved from Fort Wayne to Akron in April of 1928.  She married Fred WALGAMUTH near Sidney on Aug. 28, 1927; he survives.  She and her husband founded the Akron Concrete Products Co., and she also taught school at Sidney, Milford, Beavr Dam and Gilead.  She was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Arden [WALGAMUTH], North Webster, and Terry [WALGAMUTH], Akron; six grandchildren, Mark, Mary, Kristen, Tamara, Pat WALGAMUTH and Terri Lynn WALGAMUTH VIECELI; a sister, Erma JAMES, Pierceton; a half-sister, Eileen BOOCHER, Sidney; a half-brother, Hugh MILLER, Venice, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Akron Church of the Brethren with the Revs. Kevin KELLAR and Fred LANDHOLT officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Haupert Fueral Home, Akron, and at the church an hour before the service.
Frank L. Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. Elias MILLER, Rochester, have returned from Edwardsburg, Mich., after attending funeral services for her brother, Frank L. WAGNER, 67, who died Saturday.

He was born June 6, 1915 in Kewanna to Don and Olive AYRES WAGNER and attended grade school in Kewanna, graduating from high school in Star City.  He was a member of the South Bend Teamstrs Union and the Edwardsburg American Legion, being a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with his sister, Donna [MILLER], and brother-in-law are two daughters, Mrs. Terry TILLMAN and Cathy WAGNER, both of Montpelier, Ohio; a son, Robert [WAGNER], Hartville, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a brother, William [WAGNER], Star City.

Burial was in the Floral Grove Cemetery, Montpelier.

 

Thursday, January 27, 1983

 

Richmond A. Lyke

Richmond A. “Dick” LYKE, 96, formerly of Rt. 1, Macy, died at 4 a.m. today in the McAllister Nursing Home in Culver after an illness of several months.

He was born in Ralston, Pa., Aug. 24, 1886 and had lived in the Macy area for 35 years.  His first marriage was on Oct. 21, 1917 in Towanda, Pa., to Tressa Elizabeth AUSTIN, who died Sept. 24, 1974.  His second marriage was on April 1, 1978 to Minnie STEWART, who died in 1982.  A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he had owned and operated the Lyke Blueberry Planttion near Macy.  [Mr. Lyke was a 50-year member of the Lincoln Masonic Lodge of Macy.]

There are no known survivors in the immediate family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Five Corners Cemetery near Macy.  Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Vada B. Stults

Vada B. STULTS, 87, formerly of 410 E. Albert St., Argos, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born June 9, 1895, near Argos to Samuel and Margaret MAHAFFEY KAMP.  She married Daniel STULTS June 10, 1913, in Plymouth.  He died Aug. 31, 1970.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.

Survivors are two daughters, Margaret BAUGHMAN, Plymouth and Mildred CRAIG, Bremen; three sons, Elmer and Williams [STULTS], Argos, and Robert [STULTS], Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Myrtle GROVER, Hemmitt, Calif.; Edna SLAUSAN, Osceola, and Bessie ESHELMAN, Argos.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Friday, January 28, 1983

 

Clara Powers

Clara POWERS, 91, Kokomo, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

She was born Feb. 1, 1891, and had lived at Leiters Ford from 1955 to 1975.  She was married Dec. 16, 1932 to James L. POWERS.  He died in 1969.  A former employee of Delco Electronics in Kokomo, she was also a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kokomo.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call at the Fenn Funeral Home, Kokomo, from 5-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Saturday, January 29, 1983

 

Paul Dawald

Paul DAWALD, 85, died at 4:55 a.m. Thursday at Miller’s Mery Manor East nursing home in Wabash after a long illness.

Born March 11, 1897, near Denver to Frank and Mary SEITNER DAWALD, he married Ida SOLLITT on July 6, 1916.  He was a retired farmer and railroad man.  He was a member of the Niconza Baptist Church.

Mr. Dawald is survived by his wife, of Merry Manor; sons Orville [DAWALD], Hernandez, Fla. and Elmer [DAWALD], Fort Wayne; daughter Miriam HINES, Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren[ four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Nora MILLER, Peru.  A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. James FRASER officiating.  Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, January 31, 1983

 

Bessie M. Fisher

Bessie Mable FISHER, 88, Rt. 3, Columbia City, died at 6:45 a.m. sunday in the Columbia City Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 20, 1895 in Whitley County and lived her entire life near there.  She married Ira Kenneth FISHER; he died April 6, 1981.

She is survived by two sons, A. Dale FISHER, Columbia City; Harold D. FISHER, Rochester; a daighter, Mrs. James (Lois)WOLFE, Columbia City; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mamie HEINTZELMAN, Columbia City.  A daughter, a son and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Van Buren at Washington streets, Columbia City, with the Rev. Thomas DOUGLAS officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mathew (Hively) Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Charles E. 
Patterson II

A Rochester man was killed and two Kewanna residents injured on U.S. 31, south of U.S. 6, in Marshall County.

Marshall County police today said that Charles E. PATTERSON II, 27, of 922 Fulton Ave., was pronounced dead at the scene of massive internal injuries.  Police said the driver of the car, Bridgett R. ORTEGA, 21, and a passenger, Paul A. ORTEGA, 3, both of Kewanna, were taken to Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  Hospital officials refused to say whether the Ortegas were admitted or transferred to another hospital.

Police said Mrs. Ortega suffered severe cuts to her skull and chin and Paul Ortega suffered a broken left leg and many cuts.

The accident occurred at 10:46 p.m. when the southbound car left U.S. 31 and struck       a  V-shaped guardrail at Michigan Road (Old U.S.31), police said.

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Charles Edwin PATTERSON II, 922 Fulton Ave., died in a car accident at U.S. 31 and Old U.S. 31, north of Plymouth, at 10:46 p.m. Friday.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by Marshall County Coroner Dean BYERS.

He was born Nov. 18, 1955 in Amarillo, Texas, to Charles E. and Mollie A. CLARK PATTERSON.  He had lived in Rochester the past three years, moving here from Fresno, Calif.  He was employed by Lobdell_Emery Corp., Argos, and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church of Rochester.  He served with the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1979 and was a member of the American Scuba Divers Association.

Surviving are his parents, 922 Fulton Ave.; two sisters, Barbara TALKINGTON, Arcadia, Calif., and Mrs. Robert (Rebecca) SHOTTS, Rt. 5, Rochester; two brothers, James A. and John L. [PATTERSON], both of Rochester; maternal grandmother, Elmetta CLARK, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester W. PATTERSON, Sebring, Fla. (formerly of Rochester); three nieces and several aunts and uncles.  A brother Mark [PATTERSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Pastor Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from    7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, February 1, 1983

 

DeWayne P. Flynn

DeWayne P. FLYNN, 49, 104 E. Second St., Benson, Ariz., died Jan. 24, in Benson Community Hospital.  He had been in ill health.

He was born Oct. 24, 1933 in Fulton County.  He had moved with his family to Arizona after leaving North Mancheste five years ago.  A member of the Faith Assembly of God in Benson, he was also a veteran of the Air Force, having served in the 1950s.  He was employed as a ranch hand.

Survivors are his wife, Sue [FLYNN]; mother, Marjorie FLYNN, Rochester; three sons, Ed [FLYNN], Argos; Wayne [FLYNN], Rochester, and Jubal [FLYNN], Benson; four daughters, Dawn [FLYNN], Rochester, and Jodi, Jennifer and Julie [FLYNN], all of Benson, and four grandchildren.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Faith Assembly of God in Benson, with the Rev. Jay NORMAN officiating.
Wednesday, February 2, 1983

 

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Thursday, February 3, 1983

 

Sylvia A. Flohr

Sylvia A. FLOHR, 73, 261 Columbia Ave., Peru, died Wednesday at 6:50 p.m. at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born Nov. 28, 1909 in Rochester to Frank and Ota SOWERS HOOVER.  She ws married Aug.24, 1930 to Robert E. FLOHR.  He died May 31, 1958.  She was an employee of the Wallace Manufacturing Co., and a member of the Peru Moose Auxiliary.

Survivors are two daughters, Peggy SMITH, Peru, and June HILEMAN, Denver; two sons, Larry [FLOHR], Peru, and John [FLOHR], Logansport; three brothers, Glenn HOOVER, Rochester, Victor HOOVER, Chicago, and Doyne HOOVER, North Aurora, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  A brother, sister and grandson-in-law preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, the Rev. Gene HOLLINGSWORTH officiating.  Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Grace E. Zalec

Grace E. ZALEC, 525 W. Sixth St., died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had been in ill health over a year.

She was born in Lafferty, Ohio, to Michael and Mildred MARVACH MECEVIC.  She moved to Rochester in 1950 from Pennsylvania.  She married Nicholas ZALAC July 20, 1950, in South Bend.  He survives.  She was employed by the Olin Signal Corp., Peru, for 31 years.

Surviving with the husband are three sisters, Mrs. Nick (Mary) TELSA, McKeesport, Pa.; Mrs. Steve (Tess) SPANITZ, Duquesne, Pa., and Mrs. John (Dorothy) POPOVICH, Youngstown, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at the Foster & Good Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from       4-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service.  Memorials other than flowers are asked to be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Friday, February 4, 1983

 

Grace E. Zalec

Funeral services for Grace E. ZALAC will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good funeral Home.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until hour of service Saturday.
Saturday, February 5, 1983

 

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Monday, February 7, 1983

 

Myrtle B. Gray

Myrtle B. GRAY, 68, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 11:07 a.m. Sunday at the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, having been a patient 10 days.  She had been in ill health several years.

She was born Feb. 22, 1914 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Oscar and Judy OUSLEY BRADLEY.  She had been a resident of the Talma community for 30 years after moving from   W. Va.  She was married in 1929 in Prestonsburg to Earl RAY.  She married George E. GRAY April 15, 1956 in Portsmouth, Va.  He died March 17, 1982.

Surviving are two sons, Lawrence J. RAY, Plymouth, and Robert C. RAY, Bourbon; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her mother, Judy BRADLEY, Rt. 5, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Cleon (Goldie) COX, North Manchester, and Mrs. Andy (Dorcas) KOVACH, Valparaiso; two brothers, Claude BRADLEY, Claypool, and Floyd BRADLEY, Rt. 5, Rochester; and nieces and nephews.  Her father, a daughter, sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Albert WHITTAKER officiating.  Burial will be at the Sycamore Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Dorothy L. Connell

Dorothy L. CONNELL, 63, of 806 North East St., Wabash, died Saturday at 5 a.m. at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.  She had been seriously ill for the past two months.

She was born May 31, 1919 in Wabash to Arthur Earl and Ruth Ann ANDERSON MARKS.  A life resident of Wabash, she was a retired cook at the Wabash Elks Lodge and a member of the Miami Nation of Indians.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Becky) NOLAND, Wabash; two sons, Wilford T. CONNELL II, Elkhart, and Tony LEE, Ft. Wayne; three brothers, Russell F. LEONARD, Wabash; O.P. LEONARD, Seymour, and Bill LEONARD, Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Edythe) SMITH, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Edwin (Mabel) ELTROZTH, Akron; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel at the Eddingfield Mortuary, Wabash, the Rev. Hilbert JONES officiating.  Burial will be at the Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
O. A. Bixler

O. A. BIXLER, 76, of 928 Franklin Ave., died at Woodlawn Hospital at 5:13 p.m. Sunday.  He had been operating a snowblower near his home and apparently suffered a massive coronary attack.

He was born Oct. 16, 1906 near Richwood, Ohio to Otto and Ella BUMGADNER BIXLER.  He moved here in 1965 from Hobart, Ind.  He was married April 4, 1932 in Maysville, Ky., to Ella P. WALLACE, who survives.  He was an executive with Union Carbide Corp., of Whiting with 34 years’ service with the company.  He was in the U.S. Navy from 1928-32.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Jacquie BIXLER, at home; a sister Mrs. J. Landon (Elizabeth) HAMILTON, Charlestown, W.Va. and nieces and nephews.  A daughter, Margaret [BIXLER], the parents, and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and onTuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Tuesday, February 8, 1983

 

Jack L. Segraves

Word has been received of the Jan. 31 deat in Jay County Hospital in Portland of Jack L. SEGRAVES, 41, a resident of the Portland community Care Center West.  Segraves was a victim of multiple sclerosis.

Born Nov. 18, 1941, in Portland, he was the son of Francis and Deloris (HESHER) SEGRAVES.  He was married Oct. 21, 1961, to Delores GETTINGER, who survives.  Segraves was a retired employee of the Portland police department.

Surviving are his mother, Deloris SEGRAVES, Rochester; one son, Dean SEGRAVES, Portland; one brother, William SEGRAVES, Portland; and one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Marjorie) COUCH, Portland.

Services were held Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Portland, with Father Kenneth RACZEK officiating.  Burial was in Green Park Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, February 9, 1983

 

Edna M. Miller

Edna M. MILLER, 81, of 1214 Elm St., died Tuesday at 5 p.m.  She had been ill the past two years.

She was born Jan. 4, 1902, in Richland Township, to Mr. and Mrs. William BAKER.  She was a resident of Fulton County all her life.  She married Wilhelm “Bill” MILLER July 28, 1938, in Rochester.  He died Nov. 14, 1974.  She was a retired employee of the former Rochester Laundry and the former Rochester Canning co.

Surviving are a step-son, Harold MILLER, Mentone; two step-grandsons; three step-great-grandsons, and several cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Helen F. Stewart

Helen F. STEWART, 84, of Waterhaven Apartments, died from an apparent stroke at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She was admitted Tuesday morning.

She was born Oct. 14, 1898, in Russellville, Ind., to William and Margaret FORD.  She moved to Rochester in 1937 from Versailles, Ind., when her husband became co-owner of the Rochester Lumber co.  She married Lewis H. STEWART Sept. 30, 1932, in Roachdale, Ind.  He died June 26, 1961.  She had been an employee of the Fulton County Library for 43 years.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Friends of the Fulton County Library, American Legion Auxiliary, Alpha Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority and the Fulton County RSVP.

She is survived by a son, L. Hadden [STEWART], Rochester; five grandsons; William, [STEWART], Marion; Robert [STEWART], Middletown; Stephen [STEWART], Muncie; Jonathan [STEWART], Ft. Campbell, Ky., and Michael [STEWART], Anderson, and three great-grandchildren.  One grandchild, two brothers and a son, James R. [STEWART], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. Peter PASCOE officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.  The family requests that memorials be made to the Friends of the Fulton County Library.

 

Marvin Van Lue

Marvin Van LUE, 87, of 523 Indiana Ave., died today at 7 a.m. at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill several months.

He was born April 27, 1895, in Athens to Oliver Hollis and Cora NYE Van LUE.  He had been an area resident all his life.  He married Mary M. AUGHINBAUGH in 1914.  She died in 1932.  He married Frances F. WRIGHT in 1936.  She died in 1967.  He had been a brick and stone mason for 57 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Pauline COX, Indianapolis; Mrs. Eugene (Ruth) McCLAIN, Rochester and Jean SMITH, Battle Creek; a son, Jerry [Van LUE], South Bend; ten grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Vernon [Van LUE], Cross Timbers, Mo.  Two sons, Robert and Junior [Van LUE] preceded in death.

Services are tentatively set for Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Athens.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Homer C. Saner

Homer C. SANER, 79, Rt. 1, Akron, died Tuesday at 7 a.m. at his home.  He had been ill since 1953.

He was born June 10, 1903, in Catalba, Wis., to Loyd L. and Martha Ellen SWICK SANER.  He lived in the Akron community most of his life.  He married Ferrell SCHINDLER Aug., 1926.  She died in June 1976.  He was a retired, self-employed well driller.

Surviving are five sons, Loyd, Charles and Roy [SANER], all of Akron; Robert [SANER], Rochester, and Fred [SANER], Silver Lake; sixteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.  A grandson preceded in death.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be at the Silver Creek Cemetery, Akron.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, February 10, 1983

 

Marvin Van Lue

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Marvin Van LUE, 87, of 523 Indiana Ave., who died at 7 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

The Rev. John PHILLIPS will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Athens.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Theodore C. Waech

Theodore C. WAECH, 73, of West Jackson Street, Mentone, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been admitted earlier that evening.

He was born March 26, 1909, in Klein, Texas, to Rev. Charles and Minnie FISCHER WAECH.  He lived in the Mentone community since 1978, having moved from Chicago.  He was married Oct. 26, 1935, in Chicago to Martha M. REISNER.  She survives.  He was a retired systems employee of Bankers Life and Casualty, Inc.  A member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Rochester, he was also active in the Mentone Lions Club.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Victor D. [WAECH], Mentone, and Theodore G. [WAECH], Janesville, Wis.; two brothers, Martin [WAECH], Steegar, Ill., and the Rev. O. A. WAECH, Los Alamitos, Calif.; a sister, Adelia UTTOF, Chicago, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after    7 p.m. today and all day Friday.

 

Friday, February 11, 1983

 

Florence Leiter

Friends here have learned of the death of Florence LEITER, a former resident of Rochester and Leiters Ford, who died Feb. 9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A former high school English teacher at several area schools, she was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are nieces and nephews from the Cedar Rapids area.

Services will be in Cedar Rapids.  Following cremation, burial will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.

 

Saturday, February 12, 1983

 

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Monday, February 14, 1983

 

Arlo H. Friesner

Arlo H. FRIESNER, 80, Mentone, died at midnight Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw.  He had been ill for several years.

He was born Jan. 10, 1903 in Vistula, Ind., to John and Sarah EASH FRIESNER and had lived most of his life in the Mentone area.  He was married Oct. 13, 1925 to Mildred H. BLUE, who died in November 1982.  He was a carpenter and employed for a nmber of years at the Mentone Lumber Co.  He was a member of the Mentone Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years and was fire chief for 28 years.  He was the first Kosciusko County Fireman of the Year, in 1961, and was the first president of the Kosciusko County Firemen’s Association.

Surviving are a son, Max [FRIESNER], Middlepoint, Ohio; a daughter, Violet STINE, Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Vernon [FRIESNER], Elkhart, and Otis [FRIESNER], Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Bernice FINCH, Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Helen OSWALT, Three Rivers, Mich.; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with T.R. JONES officiating and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, February 15, 1983

 

Dessie Jones

Dessie BOWERS JONES, 78, Caywood’s Lakeshore Court, died at 12:53 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born April 20, 1904 to Elgie and Lucy BOWERS in Rochester and spent many years in Wyoming and California before returning to Rochester several years ago.  She was married in 1946 to Glenn E. JONES, who died Jan. 28, 1977.  She was a Rochester High School graduate.

Survivig are a daughter, Barbara RECORDS, La Jolla, Calif.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Betty BECKER, died Dec. 27, 1981.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until time of services.

 

William Sowers

William SOWERS, 87, of 1230 Main St., died this morning at the Veteran’s Hospital in Miami, Fla., where he was admitted three weeks ago.  He had a winter home in Florida.

Services are tentatively set for Saturday morning at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Julian G. Griggs

Julian G. GRIGGS, 65, of 2494 17 B Trail, Tippecanoe, died Monday at 7:40 a.m. in his home after a lengthy fight with lung cancer.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio April 21, 1917 to Dr. Robert and Laura TRESSEL GRIGGS and had lived in the Tippecanoe community for 10 years.  He married Ruth WARSTLER on June 10, 1950.  He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren.  Until Dec. 31, 1981, he was director of the Area B CETA program, headquartred in Rochester.  From     1965-72, he worked with the OEO Poverty program in Berea, Ky., and Franklin, N.C.  He was with the Canadian Peace Research Institute from 1961-65.  He directed the Volunteer Service Project of the Church of the Brethren and the Florida Council of Churches in the Belle Glade and Pahokee, Fla., migrant camps from 1951-61.  From 1942-45, he served in civilian public service as a human guinea pig in health research and soil conservation projects.

Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. John (Anita) WHITE, Eugene, Ora., and Mrs. Carl (Marian) KOCSIS and Mrs. Howard (Laura) LAMASTER, both of Bourbon; a son, Gladden [GRIGGS], at home; two granddaughters; two sisters, Ruth HIGBIE of Virginia, and Rosamond STEERE, of Maryland.

Services will be at the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dean KAGARISE officiating.  Cremation will follow.  There will be no visitation.  The Deaton Funeral Home in Bourbon is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Bethany Hospital in Chicago or the Heifer Project International.

 

Wednesday, February 16, 1983

 

William H. Sowers

William H. SOWERS, 87, of 1230 Main St., died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Miami, Fla.  He had been ill three weeks after becoming ill at his winter home in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He was born Jan. 5, 1896, in Chili to Winfield S. and Nettie DENISTON SOWERS.  He was a life residet of Rochester.  He was married July 2, 1921, in Rochester to Hope BOWELL.  She survives.  A retired manager of the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. in Rochester, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club and I.O.O.F., both in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. William (Mary Jo) BARNETT, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a son, Lt. Richard SOWERS, Seymour-Jackson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, N.C.; eight grandchildre; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Margaret SOWERS, Hagerstown, Md.  Three sisters, Dora CANN, Jean and Narcissus SOWERS, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating, assisted by the Rev. C.J. MOWRER.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and on Saturday until the hour of service.

 

Sylvia C. Ellis

Sylvia Christine ELLIS, 57, of 129 W. Seventh St., died unexpectedly this morning at Tipton (Ind.) General Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Emma F. Long

Emma Faye LONG, 88, of Michigan City, died Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Maryvale Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

She was born Dec. 24, 1894, in Fulton County to Rudy and Harriet EWING BRYANT.  She was married April 17, 1919, in Rochester to Harry B. LONG.  He died April 13, 1978.  She had been a school teacher prior to her marriage and was active in the First Baptist Church, Michigan City.

Surviving are a son, Ralph B. [LONG], Michigan City; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Kathryn) KISH, Phoenix; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Carlisle Funeral Home, Michigan City, the Rev. Bruce L. McNEELY, Michigan City, officiating.  Burial will be at the Sycamore Cemetery, Fulton County.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday until the hour of service.

 

Mark G. Shambarger

Mark G. SHAMBARGER, 40, of 700 Jay St., died at 8:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Thursday, February 17, 1983

 

Mark G. Shambarger

Services for Mark G. SHAMBARGER, 40, of 700 Jay St., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.

Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2-9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.  Memorials other than flowers are asked to be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

He died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since Feb. 1.  He had been ill the last two years.

He was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Macy to Lewis and Bernice COVER SHAMBARGER.  He lived most of his life in Rochester.  He was married to Katrina J. HELVEY Nov. 27, 1971, in Lebanon,Va.  She survives.  An employee of Fairmount Homes in Nappanee, he was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Kendra and Nichole [SHAMBARGER], both of Rochester; three sons, Mark E., Rodney J. and Shawn W. [SHAMBARGER], all of Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) DeWITT, Logansport; Mrs. Cecil (Marilyn) NICOCEMUS, Rochester; Mrs. William (Sue) LONG, Warsaw; Mrs. James (Nancy) BIRNELL, Walton, and Mrs. Francis (Ann) CRISPEN, Rochester; three broters, Lewis [SHAMBARGER], Argos; Herbert [SHAMBARGER], Laketon, and Charles [SHAMBARGER], New York, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, and an uncle, Dan SHAMBARGER, Mexico.
Sylvia C. Ellis

Services for Sylvia Christine “Chris” ELLIS, 57, of 129 W. Seventh St., will be at       1 p.m. Saurday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  She died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Tipton General Hospital, Tipton.

The Rev. Bradley PRICE will officiate and burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

She was born May 13, 1924 in Piggotta, Ark., to Thomas and Lula BRYANT FINLEY, who survives.  She was a resident of Rochester 27 years, coming from Tipton.  She was married Dec. 10, 1971, in Peru to Earl “Tiny” ELLIS.  He died June 27, 1973.  A retired seamstress and former owner and operator of the Rochester Laundramat, she was a member of the Women of the Moose, VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries.

Surviving with the parents are two sons, Eddie and Roger McCULLOUGH, Akron; two daughters, Linda LOUTHEEN, Tipton, and Carol PENICARO, Rochester; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Williem FINLEY, Monon; Everett [FINLEY], Peru, and Paul [FINLEY], Monticello; five sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Ethel) GOODWIN and Mrs. Morris (Velma) CANDLISH of Kokomo; Ella Mae BARBER, Batesville, Ark.; Mrs. Eugene (Kathleen) BERRY, Balch, Ark.; and Brenda J. ANDERSON, Tipton.  A daughter and two brothers preceded in death.

 

Robert E. Delp

Robert E. DELP, 54, of 1323 Jackson Blvd., owner-operator of Delp Cleaners at the rear of 711 Jefferson St., died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in his home after a 2 1/2 month illness.

Mr. Delp purchased the cleaning establishment from Ted OLSEN, with whom he had been associated since the early 1960s.  Prior to that, Mr. Delp had owned the former Chalk and Cue Recreation Center and had been manager of the Rochester Sears catalogue store and the Sears store in Big Rapids, Mich.  He also had been associated with Quick’s Lanes here.

He was born July 28, 1928 in Argos to Edward and Thelma DOWNEY DELP and had resided most of his life in Rochester.  He was married May 9, 1947 in Rochester to GeorgiAnn SNYDER, who survives.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years, was a Rochester City Councilman for four years, and was a member of the Rochester Elks Lodge and Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, John [DELP], Nokomis, Fla., and David [DELP], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Virginia) QUICK, Rochester; and nieces and nephews.

Private services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.
Joseph Gingerich

Joseph GINGERICH, 67, of 500 N. Michigan St., Argos, died unexpectedly at        10:20 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Plymouth.

He was born June 17, 1915, in Wolford, N.D., to Samuel and Anna BACHER GINGERICH.  He moved to the Argos community in 1931 from Kokomo.  A farmer, he was an active member and past president of the Marshall County 4-H Fair Association, a member of the Marshall County Extension Committee, a member and past president of the Agos Lions Club, a past deputy governor of Lions District 25-G, an honorary member of the Argos Chapter of the Future Farmers of America, and was the 1977 Argos Fourth-a-bration parade marshal.

Surviving are a foster-sister, Florence DeMONT, Argos; two sisters, Rosa KAUFFMAN, Kokomo, and Barbara COBLENTZ, Kalona, Iowa; and a brother, Moses GINGERICH, Goshen.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Janet E. Arnold

Janet E. ARNOLD, 75, of 1814 North St., Logansport, died Wednesday at 2:59 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

She was born Sept. 15, 1907, in Deer Creek, Ind. to William H. and Madge GRONINGER SNYDER.  She married Joseph G. ARNOLD June 13, 1936, in Rushville.  He survives.  She was a member of the Mount Zion Presbyterian Church and Kappa Delta Phi Sorority.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Susan MAYFIELD, Carmel; two sons, Jerry J. and David S. [ARNOLD], both of Logansport; a sister, Bernice WHITTENBERGER, Akron; two brothers, James S. SNYDER, Dayton, Ohio, and Herschel SNYDER, Peru, and two grandchildre.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the McClosky-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Mary Gildner

Mary GILDNER, 86, of 236 N. Maple St., Argos, died Wednesday at 12:45 a.m. after an extended illness at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born Nov. 12, 1896, in Argos to William and Liona McGRIFF COX and had lived in Argos all her life.  She married Dewey GILDNER in 196.  He died Jan. 28, 1960.  She was a member of the Argos Congretational Christian Church and an honorary member of the Argos Progress Club.

Survving are a sister, Helen BONECUTTER, Marion, Ohio; a brother, E.G. HOFFMAN, Plymouth; a step-sister, Agnes SEIDER, Union Pier, Mich.; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-gandchild.  A daughter, Dorothy BEALL, and a son, Robert STANER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Gladys G. Severns

Gladys G. SEVERNS, 77, Rt. 1, Mentone, died during transport to the Kosciusko Community Hospital.  She died from injuries sustained in an auto-truck collision on Indiana 25 near Palestine.

She was born Aug. 30, 1905, in Claypool to John and Anna LEITER RICKEL.  She lived in the Mentone and Warsaw areas most of her life.  She married Edward K. SEVERNS in Warsaw in 1925.  He died in 1966.  A member of the Burket United Methodist Church, she was active with the Warsaw Senior Citizens.

Surviving are a son, Ronald E. [SEVERNS], Mentone; a brother, John RICKEL, South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Mike (Ethel) MARTINO, Lakeville; Mrs. Everett (Cleo) PONTIUS, Logansport; Mrs. Cloice (Willodean) METZGER, Warsaw, and Pauline SEVERIED, South Bend; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildre.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Burket United Methodist Church, the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be at the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after         2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Friday, February 18, 1983

 

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Saturday, February 19, 1983

 

Robert E. Kelly

Robert E. KELLY, 28, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday in St. Joe Medical Center in South Bend, where he was a patient for one day.  He had been ill for six days.   He had double pneumonia.

He was born Dec. 18, 1954 in Portland, Ind., to Harry and Catherine SCHWARTZKOPH KELLY, who survive in Portland.  He moved here four years ago from Portland.  He was married March 14, 1974 in Elizabethtown, Ky., to Jean Elaine HALE, who survives.  He was employed by Rocheter Metal Products Co. and was a member of the Portland Church of the Nazarene.

Survving with the wife and parents are two daughters, Jennifer and Jessica [KELLY], both at home; a son, Robert [KELLY] Jr., at home; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Janet) RINES, Ridgeville, Ind., and Mrs. David (Patsy) HODGE, Portland; two brothers, Jack [KELLY], Geneva, Ind., and Ronald [KELLY], Portland; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Richard L. Hoffman

Richard L. “Dick” HOFFMAN, Bloomington, son of Lafoy and Martha HOFFMAN, Rt. 2, Rochester, died Friday at 6:30 p.m.  Services are pendig at the Day Funeral Home in Bloomington.
Lucile Newman

Lucile NEWMAN, 71, of 1209 Hill St., died at 3:30 p.m. Friday where she was vacationing.  She had been in failing health for six months.

She was born April 1, 1911 in Howard County to Edgar and Rose TERRELL NASH and moved to Rochester in 1953 from Mexico, Ind.  She was married Oct. 14, 1938 in Denver, Ind., to Clement I. NEWMAN, who died Jan. 1, 1974.  She was retired from Dean Foods Co., and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Mexico Eastern Star and the Mani Does of the Rochester Elks.

Surviving are a son, Samuel K. [NEWMAN], Rochester; three granddaughters, Melissa NEWMAN, Huntington; Amy NEWMAN and Stacy NEWMAN, both of Tippecanoe.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs Sam CARLTON and F.G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Monday, February 21, 1983

 

Rose Hansen

Rose HANSEN, 93, Rt. 5, Rochester, formerly of Elwood, Ill., died at 7:44 p.m. Saturday at the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born April 25, 1889 in Elwood, Ill., to Peter and Christina CHRISTINSEN JORGENSEN.  She had resided here for the past eight years with her daughter, Bess BARTHOLOMEW.  She was married April 8, 1908 in Elwood, Ill., to Peter HANSEN, who died April 10, 1952.

Surviving are the daughter and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., where graveside rites will be at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. James OFFRINK officiating.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday for an hour before services.

 

Delbert J. Taylor

Services were to be this afternoon for Delbert J. TAYLOR, 94, who was superintendent of the former Armout Duck Farm in Rochester.  Mr. Taylor died at 6:25 a.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Stephen FRIBLEY, in Angola.

He was born in Scott County, Kan., Oct. 24, 1888 and reared in South Bend.  He lived in Rochester from 1924-41, in West Lafayette from 1941-77 ad in Angola since 1980.  He was married in South Bend March 5, 1921 to Retta RUSSELL, who died in 1976.  Mr. Taylor was a 1914 graduate of the Purdue University School of Agriculture and was chief egg inspector for the Indiana State Egg Board at Purdue from 1940-59.  He was a member of the West Lafayette First United Methodist Church and the Indiana State Poultry Association.

A son, John D. TAYLOR of West Lafayette, survives with the daughter.

Burial was to be in Grandview Cemetery at West Lafayette.  The Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, February 22, 1983

 

William C. Young

William Carter YOUNG, 66, Kewanna, died Monday at 6:15 a.m. at the Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.  He had been ill several years.

He was born Nov. 20, 1916 in Tipton to Robert and Mary Blanche McKINNEY YOUNG.  He had lived in the Tipton, Windfall and Kewanna commnities.  He married Rose DeLAWTER April 14, 1960.  She survives.  A retired custodian of the Inland Alkloyd Chemical Co., he was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Tipton American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Gwin (Sharon) FISHER, Elwood, and Mrs. Glenn (Lorretta) FIPPEN, Tipton; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Margaret) PHILLIPS, Tipton, and Ruth WINDLAND, Kokomo; a brother, Noble YOUNG, Tipton; and three grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Leatherman-Morris Funeral Home, Tipton, the Rev. Harvey HERRING officiating.  Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Tipton.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Cecil E. Rhodes

Cecil E. RHODES, 91, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 7:25 a.m. today at the Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born Sept. 18, 1891 in South Bend to Henry D. and Eunice ROSE SMITH.  Her husband, Harvey RHODES, preceded in death.  A retired solderer after 23 years with the RBM Co., Logansport, she was a member of the Logansport Eagles Booster Club and the Rochester Senior Citizens.

Surviving are a daughter, Thelma KIDD, Tucson, Ariz., and a sister, Ethel BAKER, Okeechobee, Fla.  Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, the Rev. Stephen GLADDING officiating.  Burial will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.

 

Vincent A. Hayder

Vincent A. “Vince” HAYDEN, 65, of the Billy Bob Mobile Home Court, Kokomo, died in his home Sunday.  He had been ill several years.

He was born July 4, 1917 in Montour Falls, N.Y., to Norman F. and Louise ALDRICH HAYDEN.  He lived in the Kokomo community 37 years, moving there from Akron.  He was a retired employee of the Kokomo Chrysler Corp., having worked there 30 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Bette) QUICK, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (June) SANDERS, Fort Myers, Fla; three brothers, George [HAYDEN], Waterloo, Iowa, and Jack and Tom [HAYDEN], both of Rochester; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and for an hour prior to the service Thursday.
Wednesday, February 23, 1983

 

Richard L. Hoffman

Services for Richard L. “Dick” HOFFMAN, 47, of 5410 South Greene County Line Road, Bloomington, a Rochester native, were Monday at 11 a.m. at the Stanford Baptist church, Stanford, Ind.  The Revs. Harley SKERVIN and Eric DELP officiated.  Burial was at the Clover Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Ind., with graveside military salutes by his fellow members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Bloomington Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

He was born July 23, 1935, in Rochester to Lavoy and Martha HOFFMAN.  They survive.  He married Rosemary SMITH June 24, 1956.  She survives.  Retired from his work of cabinet-making due to multiple sclerosis, he was a member of the Stanford Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving with the wife and parents are a daughter, Mrs. Barry (Brenda) GAYLAN, Bloomington; two sons, Ricky [HOFFMAN], Schauburg, Ill., and Greg [HOFFMAN], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Phillip (Janice) PRATT, Rochester, and Mrs. Joe (Sharon) BEAMAN, Kokomo.

 

Karla Jo Urbin

Karla Jo URBIN, daughter of Ned and Eunice SMITLEY URBIN, Rt. 4, Rochester, was stillborn Tuesday at 7:16 a.m. at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Jay and Joel [URBIN], and three sisters, Kathy, Kerrie and Kellie [URBIN], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald URBIN, Fulton; the maternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Keith SMITLEY, Rt. 1, Kewanna; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ned WARFIELD, Kewanna, and the maternal great-grandfather, Ervin POLING, Fort Wayne.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Lake Bruce, the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Arrangements were made by the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Thursday, February 24, 1983

 

Janet R. Bingle

Janet R. BINGLE, 53, of 858 Garfield Ave., Logansport, died at 6:10 a.m. today at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Marion to Francis and Naomi McCLAIN SHAVER.  She lived for several years in the Fulton community.  She was employed as a dietitian at the Logansport State Hospital.

Surviving are four sons, Steve CAIN, Rt. 4, Logansport; Randy BINGLE, Logansport; Mike BINGLE, Fulton, and Rick BINGLE, stationed in Germany with he U.S. Army; two daughters, Sue AMELIO, and Penny JUDKINS, both of Logansport; three sisters, Polly SHOTTS, Dallas, Texas; Phyllis DOWNING, residence unknown, and Florence URBIN, Marion; four brothers, Joe SHAVER, Fairmont; Glen SHAVER, Jerry SHAVER and John SHAVER, all of Dallas, and eighteen grandchildren.  Two brothers and two granddaughters preceded in death.

Services are pending at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.
Ross Conley

Ross CONLEY, 65, of Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 1:05 a.m. today at the Pulaski County Community Hospital, Winamac.  He had been ill four years.

He was born Sept. 6, 1917 in Salyersville, Ky., to Bernie and Ethel COOPER CONLEY.  The mother survives.  He lived in the Rochester community since 1948, coming from Portsmouth, Ohio.  He was employed by the Rochester Waste Water Department.

Surviving with his mother are three sisters, Mrs. Vester (June) PATRICK, Salyersville; Julie COOPER, Portsmouth, and Mrs. Dean (Bessie) ENYART, Rochester; seven brothers, Bill [CONLEY], Salyersville; Russell, Robert, Wheeler and Wade [CONLEY], all of Rochester; Forrest [CONLEY], Portsmouth, and Bernie CONLEY Jr., Hinkley, Ill.  The father, a sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Henry BRADLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 Friday and for an hour before services Saturday.

 

Friday, February 25, 1983

 

Leona Denham

Leona WALTERS DENHAM, 77, Sun City, Ariz., died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday at the Valley View Community Hospital, Youngstown, Ariz.

She was born July 29, 1905, in Lowell to Harry and Grace PALMER TAYLOR.  She lived most of her life in Hammond before moving to Sun City.  She was married to Bryan WALTERS who died April 21, 1955.  She then married Robert DENHAM.  He survives.  She was a member of the Hammond United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a sister, Lela GREEN, Fort Wayne; two nephews, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. John (Martha) VERNON, Rochester.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Arranements were made by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Janet R. Bingle

Services for Janet R. BINGLE, 53, of 858 Garfield Ave., Logansport, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.

The Revs. John LOUTHAIN and Steven CUNNINGTON will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Sweetser.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and Monday from 8 a.m. until time of services.

Mrs. Bingle, a former resident of Fulton, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Edna R. Kinley

Edna Rita KINLEY, 56, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 5:25 a.m. today at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born May 8, 1926, in Wabash to Claude R. and Frances SLONE CORNELL.  She was married Nov. 21, 1969, in the Denver United Methodist parsonage to Doyle E. KINLEY.  He survives.  A Navy veteran of World War II as a member of the WAVES, she was a member of the Deedsville United Methodist Church.  She was employed as a nurse at Wabash Surgeons, Inc.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Bernard BASHORE, Rhome, Texas, and Terry KINLEY, Bluffton; five daughers, Frances WAGNER, Anderson; Barbara KAMP, North Manchester; Kathy GRABNER, Wolcottville; Joanne CRAFT, Rt. 1, Macy, and Pam BROWN, Deedsville; and ten grandchildren.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCainFuneral Home, Denver, the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after   2 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Red Cross Transport Fund.

 

Flora E. Skinner

Flora E. SKINNER, 72, of Twelve Mile and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Thursday at the Seminole Nursing Pavilion, Seminole, Fla.

She was born in Twelve Mile Oct. 30, 1910, to George and Elizabeth THOMPSON BROWN.  She married Clifton SKINNER April 9, 1936.  He survives.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

Survving with the husband are a son, James [SKINNER], Logansport; two grandsons; a sister, Catherine HIBNER, Bremen; three brothers, Dick and William BROWN, Twelve Mile, and Harry BROWN, Hendersonville, N.C.  A sister ad brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church, the Revs. John PATTISON and Lynn SOUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday for an hour before the service.

 

Saturday, February 26, 1983

 

Ina C. Golden

Mrs. C.F. (Ina Chloe) GOLDEN, 95, widow of the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of the Denver-Chili area, has died of injuries suffered in an auto accident in St. Petersbur, Fla.  Rits are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.
Fay C. Longstreth

Fay C. LONGSTRETH, 85, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Dukes Memorial Hospital at Peru.

He was born in Letts, Iowa May 19, 1897 to Frank and Belle FURNAS LONGSTRETH.  He was married to Maggie M. HENDRICKS on July 20, 1920; she died Sept. 12, 1952.  He was married to May M. DONALDSON Nov. 28, 1953 in Peru to at the home of the Rev. OBERLIN; she survives. He was a retired carpenter.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Maxine) CHARTERS, Rt. 3, Peru; Mrs. Frank (Ruth) PEGG, Mexico, and Mrs. Wayne (Norma) WARNER, Rt. 1, Macy; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Amy GERARD, Rockford, Ill.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain Funeral Home in Denver with the Revs. Austin GABLE and Phil LUTZ officiating.  Burial will be in Mexico Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday.

 

Elizabeth A. Ewen

Elizabeth A. “Betty” EWEN, 63, Rt. 6, Rochester, died Friday afternoon at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for several years.

Born Nov. 13, 1919, in Royal Center to Leonard and Grace STAMPER ADAMS, she had lived most of her life in this area.  She was married Jan. 6, 1943, in Montgomery, Ala., to William Prewitt EWEN, who died in 1973.  She had been a librarian for the Fulton County Library for 20 years, and was a member of the First Baptist church and the Reiter Community Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Linda) WEIDMAN, Warsaw; a son, William Preston EWEN, Rt. 6, Rochester; grandchildren Tambra and Heather EWEN, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Rebecca and Barton WEIDMAN, Warsaw; six sisters, Marie LITTLE, Walton; Mary GRIM, Xenia, Ohio; Mrs. Pete (Ruby) DeLISLE, Cincinnati; Mrs. John (Wilma) EDWARDS, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Don (Anita) GOSE, Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs. Ray (Bonnie) RUSH, Logansport; three brothers, Jack ADAMS, Rt. 6, Rochester, Robert and Roderick ADAMS, both of Middletown.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today, and Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Library.

 

Eva M. Hutchison

Eva M. HUTCHISON, 74, Colonial Courts, Argos, died at 9:35 a.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after a brief illness.  Born Feb. 27, 1908, in Mishawaka to Sylvester and Cora JOHNSON MYERS, she had lived in Argos since 1948, having moved from Warsaw.  She married George HUTCHISON on Dec. 9, 1934.  He preceded in death.  She was a member of the former Gilead United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy HUTCHISON, Argos; a daughter, Doris [SWIHART], Gary; a brother, Buddy CARPENTER, South Bend; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A sister also prceded in death.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at City Cemetery, Mishawaka, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Friends may call at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.


 

0Monday, February 28, 1983

 

Ina C. Golden

Ina Chloe GOLDEN, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 5:20 p.m. at the St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla., from injuries resulting from an auto accident.  Her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gerald McCLAIN, Logansport, were also in the accident.  They survive.

She was born in 1888 in her home to Alonzo C. and Flora M. LONG CUNNINGHAM.  She was married at home to the Rev. Charles Fremont GOLDEN Oct. 16, 1913.  He died July 11, 1963.

She was a member of the Chili Baptist Church, a life member of the Miami County Historical Society, Richland Township Home Extension Club, WCTU, and the Denver and Chili Baptist Missionary Society.  She was a graduate of the Rochester Conservatory of Music in 1908 and Franklin College in 1913.

Surviving with the daughter and son-in-law are two sons, Lt. Col. (retired) Alonzo John GOLDEN, Manitou Springs, Colo., and Paul F. GOLDEN, Denver; eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A son and daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. thursday at the Chili Baptist Church, the Revs. David CROWE, Mark SPENCER, Austin GABLE and Woodrow ASHLEY officiating.  Burial will be at the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Vera Polley

Vera POLLEY, 74, formerly of Culver, died after a lengthy illness at 11:20 a.m. Saturday at her home in Titusville, Fla.

She was born Aug. 20, 1908, in Marshall County to Monton and Ada COX FOSS.  She was a resident of Florida since 1969, moving from Chesterton.  She was married Sept. 15, 1927, in rochester to Ernest L. POLLEY.  He died in 1971.  She was a member of the Chesterton Rebekah Lodge.

Survving are two sons, Nolan L. [POLLEY], Titusville, and Manson [POLLEY], Medical Lake, Wash. four grandchildren; two sisters, Veda FITTERLING, Culver, and Helen SMITH, Valparaiso, and a brother, Russell FOSS, Hammond.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, the Rev.

 Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends

may call from 7-9 p.m. today. ABAIR

 

Rudolph N. Keller

Services are pending for Rudolph N. “Doc” KELLER, Plymouth, at the VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.  He died at 7 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, having been there one day.
Nellie I. Moody

Nellie I. MOODY, 63, of 514 W. Seventh St., Peru, died ar 4:45 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born Jan. 1, 1920, in Howrd County to Benton and Barbara WIDNER McGUIRE.  She married Glen MOODY in 1946.  He died in 1969.  She was employed by United Technologies, Inc., in Peru.  She was a member of the Macy Eastern Star and the Eagles Auxiliary, Peru.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Phyllis) FLOYD, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) CRISPEN, Twelve Mile; a son, Ray HUTCHINSON, Fulton; a brother, William McGUIRE, Kokomo; three sisters, Goldie BUNCH and Pheba MARTIN, Kokomo, and Blanche HELTON, Davenport, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, the Rev. Mark RUDOLPH officiating.  Burial will be at the Shiloh Cemetery in Howard County.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  The Macy Eastern Star will have a memorial service at     7  p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 1, 1983

 

Rudolph N. Keller

Services for Rudolph “Doc” KELLER, 86, Plymouth, who died Sunday in Parkview Hospital there, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michaels Church, Plymouth, with Father Richard OHLEMACHER officiating.

Born Nov. 20, 1896, in Marshall County to August and Mary ROPER KELLER, he had lived there all his life.  He was a trucker, driver for the Plymouth Fire Department and had worked at Coca Cola and Schlosser Brothers.  He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church.

Survivors include son Howard KELLER, Wilcox, Ariz.; brother Henry KELLER, Benton Harbor, Mich.; four sisters, Margaret CRAWLEY, Indianapolis; Helen HUMPHREY Prscott, Ariz. Clara SHAW, and Frances HUMPHREY, both of Plymouth.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Burial will be at New Oak Hill Mausoleum, Plymouth.

 

Lulu Ritter

Lulu RITTER, 94, formerly of Tippecanoe, died at 3:45 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester.  She had been ill since August 1982.

She was born Nov. 2, 1888, in Fulton County to William and Nancy WHITE McINTYRE.  She had lived in the Tippecanoe community since 1974.  She married Thomas RITTER in 1915.  He died in 1952.

Surviving are a son,Wayne [RITTER], Wilmington, N.C. two grandchildre; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harold McINTYRE, Rochester.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Summit Chapel Cemetery, northeast of Tippecanoe, the Rev. Douglas FIITZEL officiating.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Hilda Doub

Mrs. Carl (Hilda) DOUB, 71, Silver Lake, died at 1:45 a.m. Monday at Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton of congestive heart failure.  She had been in failing health for 10 years.

She was born in Kosciusko County Jan. 16, 1912 to Lemuel and Ada MAY HAMILTON and was a lifetime residet of the Silver Lake area.  On Jan. 24, 1931 she was married to Carl DOUB in Rochester.  She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Gerald [DOUB], Silver Lake, and Cecil [DOUB], Huntsville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Walter (Goldie) BOWMAN Disko; Mrs. William (Mary) CASSIDY of Arizona; Mrs. Gordon (Lillie) HERENDEEN and Mrs. Frank (Charlotte) BUCHER, both of Silver Lake; three brothers, Delbert and Glen [HAMILTON], both of Silver Lake, and Gerald [HAMILTON], Claypool.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Fred LANDOLT officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at Silver Lake.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Strong Funeral Home in Silver Lake, and at the church on Wednesday for an hour before services.

 

Ethel M. Heckathorn

Ethel Mae HECKATHORN, 74, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died Monday at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for six months with myasthenia gravis.

She was born March 29, 1908, in Waterloo to Frank and Ada ZENTZ DeLONG.  She lived in the Macy community 32 years, moving there from Elkhart.  Her first husband was Harry A. LUND.  He died in 1938.  She married Kirch G. HECKATHORN June 24, 1950.  He survives.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Arthur LUND, Elkhart and Robert G. HECKATHORN, Nyona Lake; two step-sons, Winsel HECKATHORN, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Billy HECKATHORN, Maryville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Debbie BRYANT, Bristol, and Jan HOLIDAY, Elkhart; two grandsons, Joshua and Griffin HECKATHORN, Nyona Lake; two great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and Cathy SMITH, Milvord, a step-great-granddaughter.  A brother, Lynn DeLONG, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, the Rev. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be at the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation.

 

Verl Lindzy

Verl LINDZY, 65, Rt. 5, Syracuse, died today at 12:40 a.m. at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been a patient since Sept. 26.

He was born Feb. 27, 1918, in North Manchester to Rockford “J.R.” and Zella Grace GOOD LINDZY.  He grew up in the Fulton and Kosciusko county areas.  He married Elizabeth PRILL in Athens June 20, 1941.  She survives.  He was a retired truck driver and security guard.  A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Syracuse and the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughtr, Mrs. Dennie (Marcella) REHBORG, Crown Point; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Allen KELLY, Dover, Ky. and two brothers, Charles [LINDZY], New Paris, and Keith [LINDZY], Warsaw.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Mishler Funeral Home, Milford, the Rev. Glenn BYERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Ruth E. Bailey

Ruth E. BAILEY, 71, of 118 S. Maple St., Argos, died in her home at 9:15 p.m. Monday.  She had been ill a year.

She was born Jan. 2, 1912, in Fort Wayne to William and Lela MOON TEETER.  She had lived in the Argos community since 1954, moving there from Knox.  She was married Dec. 31, 1962, in Deedsville to Cliff BAILEY.  He survives.  A practical nurse, she had been employed by the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant, Culver Military Academy and various camps for handicapped children.  She was a member of the Argos American Legion and the VFW Auxiliary, Culver.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Julia) DEAN, Tippecanoe; seven sons, Malcolm FOUT, Plymouth; Edward FOUT, Powell, Tenn.; Eugene COWEN, Plymouth; Robert COWEN, Mount Morris, Ill.; Terry McFARLAND, Florence, S.C.; Fred BAILEY, Garden Grove, Calif., and Douglas BAILEY, Argos; fifteen grandchildren, and a sister, Gladys JESSETT, Sedro Woolley, Wash.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be at the Crown Hill Cemetery, Knox.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Wednesday, March 2, 1983

 

Rudolph N. Keller

Inadvertently omitted from the obituary notice of Rudolph N. “Doc” KELLER, 86, Plymouth, who diedSunday, were the names of four grandchildren.  They are Beth MITCHELL, Culver; Mark and Bruce KELLER, Plymouth; and Stephanie KELLER, Rochester.  Their mother, Mrs. Dale (Jean) HOLLOWAY, resides in Rochester.

 

Betty J. Bailey

Betty Jane BAILEY, 66, formerly of Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Monday at the Greater El Monte Hospital, El Monte, Calif.

She was born in Rochester March 30, 1916, to Max P. BAILEY Sr. and Ida B. WAGONER BAILEY.  She was a graduate of Rochester High School and the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, South Bend.  She served with the Naval Nurses Corps on the island of Samoa during World War II.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dean K. STINSON, Rochester; a brother, Capt. Max P. BAILEY Jr., Milton, Fla.; two uncles, Elliot and Byron BAILEY, both of Rochester, and an aunt, Mrs. F. G. FIELDS, Rochester.

Memorial services were conducted in El Monte.

 

Glen H. Puterbaugh

Arrangements are pending at Grossman’s Funeral Home, Argos, for Glen H. PUTERBAUGH, Rt. 2, Rochester.  He died unexpectedly at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday while working at home.
Ernest A. Harvell

Ernest A. HARVELL, 94, Lafayette, formerly of 815 Monroe St., Rochester, died at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday at the Milner Nursing Home, Rossville.  He had been a resident at the home a month, moving there from his daughter’s home in Lafayette.

He was born in Delta, Ill.  He lived in Rochester 30 years after his retirement in 1949 from the Silver Cup Baking Co., Chicago.  He married Jean VICK.  She died in 1972.  He moved to Larayette in 1978.  He was in the U.S. Army from 1912-1915.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Beverly) FIKE, Lafayette, and Mrs. Paul (Waneta) YARO, Harbor City, Calif.; two sons, James [HARVELL], Lomita, Calif., and Dean [HARVELL], Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Loyd TEENTE, Columbia, Tenn., and Norma BUCK, St. Louis, Mo.; a brother Tom [HARVELL], Tamms, Ill.; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hippensteel Funeral Home, Lafayette, the Rev. Larry SCHUYLER officiating.  Graveside services will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, March 3, 1983

 

Robert J. Wilkinson

Robert J. WILKINSON, 53, of 430 Main St., died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in ill health for a number of years.

Born April 11, 1929, in Rochester to Ralph and Bessie LATCHAW WILKINSON, he had lived here all his life.  He was married on Aug. 15, 1952, in Rochester to Shirley HUTCHINSON.  Ill health forced him to retire from Topps Manufacturing Co., 15 years ago.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and attended the Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors are a daughter, Brenda Jean OLINGER, Rochester; two sons, Gary R. WILKINSON, Rochester, and Ronald WILKINSON, Rt. 1, Akron; four grandchildren, Steve and Amy OLINGER, Rochester, and Jennifer and Daniel WILKINSON, Rochester; the mother, Bessie WILKINSON, Rochester; three sisters, Miriam F. MICHALSKI, Rochester; Donna B. MILLER, Denver, and Bonnie J. CONLEY, Rochester; and a brother, Kenneth WILKINSON, Rochester.  His father died in 1955.

Services were at 1 p.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial was at the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.

 

Treva Klein

Treva KLEIN, 77, of Rt. 2, Akron, died at her home Wednesday at 4 p.m.  Services are pending at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.
Miriam J. Grile

Miriam J. GRILE, 65, Valley Forge Apartments, Warsaw, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

She was born June 22, 1917, in Rochester to Fred and Sylvia BECHTOL YEAZEL.  She married Paul GRILE April 17, 1943.  He survives.  She was a member of the North Webster Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jane) SETTERBERG, Glens Falls, N.Y.; two sons, Nelson D. HUNTER Jr., Rochester, and Larry HUNTER, Syracuse; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Frieda) GREEN, Talma.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse, the Rev. Charles TOWRISS officiating.  Burial will be at the North Webster Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Glen H. Puterbaugh

Services for Glen H. PUTERBAUGH, 59, Rt. 2 Rochester, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. David WILSON officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from      9 a.m. until the hour of service.  Mr. Puterbaugh died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday while working at his home.

He was born May 16, 1923, in Argos, to Heber and Bertha ROOSE PUTERBAUGH.  He lived at his home address 27 years.  He married Mary JEFFERIES Jan. 22, 1944.  She survives.  An employee of Mid-West Spring, he was a member of the Warsaw Wesleyan Church.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Sharon PUTERBAUGH, Peru; Glennda YANTISS, Poquoson, Va., and Charla PENCE, Tustin, Calif.; two sons, Douglas [PUTERBAUGH], Warsaw, and Jeffry [PUTERBAUGH], Claypool; seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Evelyn HUGHES and Neva GROSSMAN, both of Argos.

 

Friday, March 4, 1983

 

Treva Klein

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of God for Treva KLEIN, 77, Rt. 2, Akron.  The Rev. James MALBONE will officiate.  Burial will be at the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.  Mrs. Klein died at 4 p.m. Wednesday at her home.

She was born March 12, 1905, in Miami County to Chester and Mamie HARMON MORRIS.  She married Ellis KLEIN in Warsaw May 22, 1926.  He survives.  A former teacher at several schools in the Fulton and Kosciusko County areas, she was a member of the Akron Church of God, Beaver Dam Home Economists Club, Friendship Circle, and the Kosciusko County Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Larry [KLEIN], Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred KLEIN, Gilead, and Arlene TODD, Peru; a brother, Donald MORRIS, Claypool; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Richard E. Allen

Richard E. ALLEN, 57, Rt. 5, Warsaw (near Palestine), died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the automatic laundry in Mentone, where he was the manager.  He was born Dec. 12, 1925 in Alexandria to Kenneth and Elsie McCORD ALLEN and moved to the Palestine area from Alexandria four years ago.  Before moving to Palestine, he was a supervisor at Swift and Co., Rochelle, Ill.  He was married Oct.29, 1949 in Anderson to Jane Ann FRYE, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughetrs, Mrs. Don (Holly) LECKRONE, Palestine; Mrs. Phillip (LeAnn) TANKERSLEY, Elwood, Ill., and Mrs. Tom (Julie) CROSLEY, Panama City, Fla.; two sons, R. Todd ALLEN, with the U.S. Army in Germany, and Craig ALLEN, a student at Purdue University; two sisters, Mrs. Lyle (Mary) SUMMERS, Alexandria, and Mrs. Al (Phyllis) BURRIS, Vevay; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in Alexandria, with graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Etelka Cook

Etelka COOK, 73, of 627 Madison St., died at 4:15 p.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been a patient seven days and ill six months.

She was born April 11, 1909, in Pierceton to Orville and Bessie SIFE CRESS.  She lived in the Rochester community since 1955, moving here from Warsaw.  She married Robert E. COOK Jan. 19, 1956, in Logansport.  He survives.  She was a member of the Rochester American Legion and Eagles Auxiliaries.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Gale E. CURTIS, Warsaw; four granddaughters, Ranae GARBER and Angie CURTIS, both of Warsaw, and Kathy and Susan CURTIS, both of Plymouth; a grandson, Chad CURTIS, Plymouth, and a great-granddaughter, Rebekah GARBER, Warsaw.  A son, Glen CURTIS, and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, March 5, 1983

 

Mildred J. Nellans

Mrs. Mildred J. NELLANS, 69, Route 1, Argos, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a year-long illness.

She was born June 30, 1913, in Pike County, Ind., to John and Dora CORN, and had lived most of her life in the Richland Center community.  She was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church, Naomi Rebekah Lodge No. 859, Richland Center, the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

She graduated from Indiana State University in Education and was a teacher for 29 years in the Mentone, Richland Center and Rochester schools.  She was married June 12, 1937, to Dee NELLANS, who survives with one son, Gary NELLANS, Route 1, and two grandsons.  A daughter, Mary Lou [NELLANS], preceded in death.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. C. Samuel OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will follow at Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, and from 9 a.m. until services on Tuesday.  The Naomi Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.


 

Monday, March 7, 1983

 

Harry E. Knauff

Harry E. KNAUFF, 79, Rt. 2, Macy (Perrysburg), died at 4 p.m. Sunday at his home.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

He was born Oct. 11, 1903 near Deedsville to Henry and Rosanna DEEDS KNAUFF and resided all his life in that area.  He was married Dec. 26, 1924 in Rochester to Audra GRANDSTAFF, who died March 12, 1974.  He owned and operated a service station in Perrysburg for over 60 years and also was a mechanic.  He drove a school bus for Deedsville School for 26 years.  He was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larkin (Norma) BEECHER, Rt. 2, Rochester; three sons, Harry E. [KNAUFF] Jr., Rt. 1, Denver, and David L. and Dennis L. [KNAUFF], both Rt. 2, Macy; twenty grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster  Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John W. CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday.

 

Daniel L. Cook

Daniel L. “Dan” COOK, 89, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday in the Kenmar Mobile Home Court at Kewanna, where he was spending the winter months.  He had been in ill health for two months.

He was born Sept. 21, 1893, in Richland Township to William F. and Mary GILBERT COOK.  He married Della L. BABCOCK in Rochester Aug. 27, 1913.  She survives.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Edith HANEY, White Piegon, Mich.; three sons, Elmer C. [COOK], Hoffman Lake, Warsaw; Eldrith W. [COOK], Rt. 3, Rochester, and Kenneth H. [COOK] Kewanna; seventeen grandchildren, and forty-six great-grandchildren. Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Arley C. MITCHAM officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Elias E. Carney

Elias Everett “Bill” CARNEY, 72, Rt. 4, Logansport, died at 11:44 p.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.

He was born in Logansport Aug. 16, 1910, to Thomas Frank and Agnes ELLIOTT CARNEY.  He married Vernie May ANGLE June 31, 1933.  She survives.  He was a retired construction worker for Engineering Aggregates Corp., Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are three children, T. Frank and Judy Diane CARNEY, Rt. 4, Logansport, and Jo Anne BISHOP, Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mexico German Baptist Church, Elder Emmert ROOT ad Marlin KUNS officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.
Wilda J. Pennell

Wilda Joyce PENNELL, 59, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died in her home at 6:55 p.m. Saturday.  She had been ill two years.

She was born March 29, 1923, in Van Buren to Milton and Mable CLOUD CAMBLIN.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester community.  She married Robert W. PENNELL July 27, 1941.  He died Oct. 24, 1980.

Surviving are a son, James M. PENNELL, Rt. 7, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Don (Joan) McNEIL, Rt. 7, Rochester; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothrs Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and until the hour of service Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Tuesday, March 8, 1983

 

Clara M. Bailey

Clara May BAILEY, 93, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 8:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient since Feb. 5.

She was born Jan. 21, 1890 in El Paso, Ill., to Joseph and Clara E. JONES WADSWORTH.  She moved here in 1920 from LaCrosse.  She was married Dec. 30, 1908 in El Paso to Fred O. BAILEY, who died Nov. 19, 1973.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Guild Alumnae of the church, and the Mount Zion Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Dorothy) PHEBUS, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Earl J. [BAILEY], Rt. 5, Rochester; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude ROBINSON, Eureka, Ill.; two brothers, George WADSWORTH, Kouts, and Louis WADSWORTH, El Paso, and nieces and nephews.  A son, Lyle [BAILEY], died April 10, 1978; three sisters also preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.   Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

 

Wednesday, March 9, 1983

 

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Thursday, March 10, 1983

 

Lillian W. Paschall

Lillian W. PASCHALL, 76, of 310 W. 11th St., died at 7:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill several years.  She was born March 23, 1906, in Cambridge, Ohio to Emmett and Jessie BLACKBURN.  She moved to Rochester in 1967 from Leiters Ford.  She married Berlin H. PASCHALL Jan. 6, 1940 in Rochester.  He died Oct. 11, 1968.  She was active in the Talma Bible Church.

Surviving are a sister, Mary DEWAR, Barnesville, Ohio, and nieces and nephews.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Buell MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service.

 

Friday, March 11, 1983

 

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Saturday, March 12, 1983

 

Tessie Newton Anderson

Tessie NEWTON ANDERSON, 100, of 203 N. Tucker St., Mentone, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born April 15, 1882 in Fulton County to Franklin and Nancy TAYLOR LAIRD.  She lived all of her life in the Burket and Mentone area.  Her irst marriage was March 1, 1902 to Edwin NEWTON; he died in 1927.  Her second marriage was to Claire WILLIAMSON in 1937; he died in 1940.  She then married Dr. Emra ANDERSON in 1958; he died in 1960.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mentone and in her later years wrote poetry and music.  She had two books of hymns she had written published.

Surviving are two sons, Howard NEWTON Highland, Ind.; and Franklin NEWTON,    Rt. 2, Rochester; a sister, Mary BARKMAN, Mentone; eleven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. A son, Stanley [NEWTON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after        4 p.m. Sunday.
Carol Musselman

Carol DUNSIZER NEARY MUSSELMAN, 36, of 53306 Hickory Road, South Bend, died at 9 p.m. Friday at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Rochester on Feb. 7, 1947 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul DUNSIZER and had lived in South Bend for two years, moving there from Miami, Fla.  She was married Marc 28, 1982 to Dr. Steven MUSSELMAN, who survives.  She was a secretary and a member of the First United Methodist Church, South Bend.

Surviving with her parents of South Bend and husband are a son, David Cristopher NEARY, at home; and a sister, Candi STONER, South Bend.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of the First United Methodist Church, South Bend, with Dr. Gary FORBES officiating.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Welseimer Funeral Home, 521 Noth William St., South Bend, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, March 14, 1983

 

Robert Holt

Robert “Taylor” HOLT, 77, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  He had been ill two years.

He was born May 6, 1905, in Bedford County, Tenn., to Robert E. Lee and Harriet JONES DALBY HOLT.  He lived in the Rochestr community 25 years, moving from Monroeille.  He married Faerol J. BARKLEY Dec. 21, 1929, in Hoagland.  She died April 29, 1979.  He married Gail A. SPOHN ZIMMERMAN April 10, 1980, in Marion.  She survives.  A farmer, he was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Loren (Nova Jewel) BARKLEY, Rt. 2, Ossian; Mrs. James (Sharon Sue) FRASER, Rt. 2, Monroeville, and Mrs. Robert (Becky) LICHT, Marion a son, Jerry J. [HOLT], New haven; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leland (Ruth) THOMAS, Shelbyville, Tenn., and a brother, Charles A. [HOLT], Monroebille.  A son, James [HOLT], died July 10, 1973.  A sister and two brothers also preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquart and Jacobs Funeral Home, Monroeville, the Rev. David STEPHEY, officiating.  Burial will be in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 3-9 p.m. today and at the Marquaart and Jacobs Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Franklin G. Hopkins

Franklin G. HOPKINS, 61, of 13306 W. 6 C Road, Plymouth, died at 7:18 p.m. Sunday at the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been disabled three years.

He ws born May 29, 1921, in Salyersville, Ky., to William B. and Vicie ENGLAND HOPKINS.  He lived in the Plymouth community 14 years.  He married Marth SHAFER Dec. 18, 1941, in Silver Lake.  She survives.  A retired supervisor for HMP, Plymouth, prior to that he was a dispatcher at Community Motor Freight.  A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Franklin G. “Bud” HOPKINS Jr., Buchanan, Mich.; five grandchildren; six sisters, Ilant PENN, Liberty Mills; Irene LYNN, Florida; Geraldine PERKINS, Pierceton; Betty RATLIFF, Linda BENNETT, and Susan BLANTON, all of Warsaw; three brothers, Robert and William [HOPKINS], both of Warsaw, and Dallas [HOPKINS], Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, the Rev. Arnold FLEAGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorial contribuions may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Ada H. Eaton

Ada Helene EATON, 71, Vero Beach, Fla., died Saturday morning in Vero Beach.

She was bor Nov. 16, 1911, in Marquestte, Mich., to C.I. and Ada PRICE BASHORE.  She had lived in Florida since, 1962, moving from Rt. 2, Warsaw.

Surviving are a daughter, Pat SYLER, Rt. 5, Rochester; a son, Garwin [EATON], Burket; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Cremation was in Florida.  Memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Friends may call after               7 p.m.Tuesday at the King Memorial Home.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 1983

 

Helen E. Bassler

Helen E. BASSLER, 73, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 23, 1909, in Chicago to John Andrew and Mary Jane KANE CHERRY.  She married George F. BASSLER Aug. 26, 1935 in Greensburg, Pa.  He died April 26, 1977.  She was active in the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Ann BECKER, Steger, Ill., and Louise RUTLEDGE, Maryville, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert CHERRY Sr., Sarasota, Fla., and Arthur CHERRY, New Philadelphia, Ohio; a sister, Florence METCALF, Stowe, Ohio, and three grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Baptist Church Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.
Mary L. Ward

Mary L. WARD, 89, of 1212 Jackson Blvd., died Monday evening at Woodlawn Hospital.  Arranements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 1983

 

Mary L. Ward

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Mary L. WARD, 87, of 1212 Jackson Blvd., who died at 10:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital after a serious illness of three weeks.

The Rev. F.G. KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and on Thursday until time of services.

She was born Sept. 29, 1895 in Makanda, Ill., to James F. and Aima ARMES HARRIS.  She moved to Rochester from Logansport in 1950.  She was married June 20, 1942 in Logansport to Bert F. WARD, who died Nov. 16, 1964.  She and her husband operated the Western Auto Store in Rochester from 1950 until his death.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

There are no immediate survivors.

 

Isabelle C. Keel

Isabelle C. KEEL, 86, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 5:32 p.m. Tuesday in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, after an illness of several years.  She formerly resided at 1226 Washington St., Rochester.

She was born April 18, 1896, in Kewanna to Cyrus B. and Caroline MARTIN CARLTON.  She married Carl B. KEEL Jan. 20, 1921, in Rochester.  He died Sept. 8, 1980.  She had lived in Rochester since 1964, coming from Detroit.  A member of Grace United Methodist Church, she was active in Tri Kappa.  A registered nurse, she was the Fulton County public health nurse or many years.  She graduated from the Illinois Training School for Nurses.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Carolyn) HANNA, Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Gaetan (Martha) FORTIER, Quebec, Canada, and Mr. Vinson (Peggy) HELLWIG, Durham, N.C.; a gradson, Jack HANNA, Atlanta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Josephine LOUDERBACK, Rochester.  A sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.


Thursday, March 17, 1983

 

Ward James

Ward JAMES, 79, of 208 W. Norway Road, Monticello, died at 1:40 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette.  He had been ill two years.

He was born in Marion June 6, 1903, to George H. and Zerelda YANDIS JAMES.  He lived in White County several years, moving there from Hartford City.  He married Helen Pauline HENNING Sept. 24, 1923, in Wabash.  She survives.  A veteran of World War I, he was a section foreman for 43 years with he Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring 14 years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Robert [JAMES], Mattawa, Wash.; Joseph [JAMES], Rochester; James [JAMES], Kewanna, and Larry [JAMES], Plymouth; four daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Deloris) SOLLARS, Monticello; Martha STEELE, Monon; Mrs. Marion (Mildred) MILLER, Aros, and Mrs. Aron (Lula) OUSLEY, Kewanna; twenty-two grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildre.  Two children preceded in death - Margie [JAMES] in 1935 and Jack Arthur [JAMES] in 1939.  Two sisters and three brothers also preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello.  Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery, Monticello.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to he Heart Fund.

 

Frances E. Duey

Frances Ethel DUEY, 85, formerly of Rt. 2, Macy, died at 3:21 a.m. Thursday at Canterbury Mano Nursing Home.  She had been ill 12 years.

She was born April 26, 1897, in Liberty Township to Thomas and Clara Belle ROSS DuBOIS. She lived all her life in Liberty Township.  She married George F. DUEY Nov. 15, 1924 in Mentone.  He died Dec. 13, 1971.  She was a member of the former Mud CreekChapel Church of Christ.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. W.O. (Clara Mae) WINEGARDNER, Rt. 2, Macy; David DUEY, Evart, Mich., and John V. DUEY, Maui, Hawaii, who she reared.  Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothrs Funeral Home, Fulton, with Ministers Pat ANDREWS and Jim DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetry, Mary.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until the service.

 

Glenn Collins

Glenn “Jerry” COLLINS, 77, formerly of Macy, died at 3:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was admitted Wednesday.  He had resided at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for 10 1/2 years.

He was born Oct. 18, 1905 in Macy to William F. and Mary STAHL COLLINS.  He had lived most of his life in Macy, except for a few years in Hammond.  He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are two half-brothers Paul and Leroy STAHL, both of Hammond, and nieces and nephews.  The parents and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. David L. SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview Cemetry.  Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m.Friday, and on Saturday for an hour before services.
Alma W. Hite

Alma W. HITE, 81, of 914 W. Jackson St., Plymouth, died at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

She was born July 20, 1901, in LaPorte County to Henry and Dora LAWSON PIKE.  She lived most of her life in Marshall County.  She was married first to Arthur WILCOX.  Her second husband, Samual HITE, died in 1960.

Suriving are four daughters, Doris MORRIS and Marie MASTERSON, both of Plymouth; Sharon SWEET, Rochester, and Elnora HILLIARD, Warsaw; five sons, Chester WILCOX and Ralph WILCOX, both of Plymouth, and Everett HITE, Harold HITE and Lewis HITE, all of Warsaw; fifty-eight grandchildren; several great and great-great-grancchildren, and two sisters, Mable RHOADES, Florida, and Edith CAPRON, Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, the Rev. Robert SCHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be at the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.

 

Friday, March 18, 1983

 

Edna C. Swayer

Edna C. SWAYER, 78, Mexico, died at 3:50 a.m. at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born April 3, 1904, in Miami County to John E. and Alice COBLENTZ MILLER.  She married C. Henry SWAYER Nov. 26, 1924, in Mexico.  He died June 4, 1978.  With her husband, she managed various nursing homes in Indiana and Iowa for 25 years.  A member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren, she was active in the Dorcas Aid Society and the Jefferson Township Home Extension Club.

Surviving are four children, Charles H. [SWAYER] Jr., Orleans; Byron [SWAYER], Chicago; Gertrude HIERS, Peru, and Erma BOWYER, Rt. 4, Peru; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister, Lois BOWERS, Muncie. A son and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mexico church of the Brethren, the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

 

Pearl Herrell

Pearl HERRELL, 87, Kokomo, died at noon Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

She was born Oct. 29, 1895, in Frankfort to Clinton and Millie GHENT BAKER. She married Floyd HERRELL Nov. 18, 1911.  He died Feb. 9, 1958.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruby Mae ALLEN, Kokomo; Gladys HILL, Peru, and Mary SMITH, Bangor, Maine; three sons, Ralph and Bobby Joe [HERRELL], Kokomo, and Vern [HERRELL], Oxford, Wis.; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and two step-sisters, Gladys METZ and Fern FRAKES, Kokomo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ellers Chapel Funeral Home, Kokomo, the Rev. Ronald DOUBBLES officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery following graveide services at 3 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call at the chapel from 5-9 p.m. today.
Saturday, March 19, 1983

 

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Monday, March 21, 1983

 

Samuel N. Norris

Samuel N. NORRIS, 81, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Village Health Care Center, Warsaw.

He was born April 17, 1901, in Fulton County to Russel and Lillie HARSH NORRIS.  He lived in the Mentone community most of his life.  On Feb. 16, 1924, he married Dora BOYER in Mentone.  She survives. A retured farmer and salesman, he was a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church and the Mentone Lions Club and was an adult leader of the Beaver Dam 4-H Club.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Everett (Lillie) ROOKSTOOL, Leesburg; two sons, Robert and Lee E. [NORRIS], Mentone; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Kenneth MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after  4 p.m. today.

 

Frank C. Moses

Frank C. MOSES, 90, of 1518 Madison St., died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill a year.

He was born May 30, 1892, in Chicago.  He lived in the Rochester communty three years, coming from Bass Lake.  He was married May 29, 1915, in Chicago to Mary WITTMAN.  She survives.  He was a retired accountant for Swift and Co., and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mario (Marie) MOLINARO, Rochester; four sons, Frank [MOSES] Jr., James and George [MOSES], all of Chicago, and Robert [MOSES], Fortuna, Calif.; thirteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Chicago.  Calling hours will be announced Tuesday by the Bevcar Funeral Home, 52nd and Kedzie avenues, Chicago.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Edward J. Hutchinson

Edward J. HUTCHINSON, 79, Castle Hotel, Peru, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been in failing health a year.

He was born in Henry Township Nov. 1, 1903, to James H. and Maude BOZARTH HUTCHINSON.  He lived in the Peru community 20 years.  A retired telegraph lineman for the railroad, he was a member of the Peru VFW, being a veteran of the Seabees in World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Elaine LARGENT, Fayetteville, N.C.; two brothers, Judson [HUTCHINSON], Rt. 2, Rochester, and Ned [HUTCHINSON], Pompano Beach, Fla., ad three grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, due to remodeling of the Sheetz Funeral Home.  The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Clara A. Chapman

Services were held today at 2 p.m. for Clara A. CHAPMAN, 86, Talma, who died Friday at 10:15 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital.

The Rev. Buel MEADOWS officiated at the rites and burial was in the Mentone cemetery.  King Memorial Home of Mentone was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Chapmen ws born Dec. 9, 1896, at Virgie, Ind., the daughter of Peter and Anna BAUMAN PLUMMER.  She had resided 50 years in the Talma community and attended the Talma Bible church.  For 32 years she was employed by the Rochester Foundry, now Rochester Metal Products.

Her marriage was July 3, 1917, to Russell CHAPMAN, who died in 1978.

Surviving are three sons, Harold [CHAPMAN], Rochester; Ralph [CHAPMAN], North Manchester; and Dale [CHAPMAN], Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Helen) MEYER, Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Mary WHALEY and Mrs. Carrie WINGER, both of Brook; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren.

 

Tuesday, March 22, 1983

 

Darius O. Jenkins

Darius O. JENKINS, 86, of 1019 Jefferson St., died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Medical Centr, South Bend, after an illness of seven years.

He was born in Macy July 24, 1896 to Oliver and Margaret ECKELBURGER JENKINS and moved to Rochester from Macy 46 years ago.  He was married in Macy on April 4, 1917 to Carrie SOUTHERTON, who survives.  He was retired from Sealed Power Corp., and was a member of the Lincoln Masonic Lode of Macy, the Royal Arch Masons and the Rochester congregation of Jehova Witness.  He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, George [JENKINS], San Antonio, Texas, and Vernon [JENKINS], Selmer, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) STULTS, Rochester; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A brother and a granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with David WEINZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until time of services.  The Lincoln Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Rudolph A. Kepler

Rudolph A. KEPLER, 79, of 4701 Ballard Road, Fort Myers, Fla., died at 3:57 a.m. Sunday at the Calusa Harbor Nursing Home, Fort Myers.

He was born April 26, 1903, in Talma to Samuel and Miriam MATHEWS KEPLER.  He moved to Fort Myers four years ago grom Mishawaka.  Prior to that he lived many years in the Argos community.  On April 7, 1928, he married Irene MELOY in Peru.  She survives.  Retired in 1963 as a supervisor for Mishawaka Uniroyal Coated Fabrics Division, he was a member of he South Bend Zion United Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife is a sister, Irene BUDD, Ashley, Ind.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Leo D. Thompson

Leo D. THOMPSON, 89, of Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today at the Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.  He had been ill over a month.

He was born Aug. 21, 1893, in Richland Township to Joseph and Mary OSBOURN THOMPSON.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He married Mary E. BEEHLER Feb. 27, 1915.  She died in 1964.  He then married Lucille Z. BEEHLER April 18, 1966.  She died in 1977.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Richland Center Methodist Church and a charter member of the Farm Bureau of Fulton County.

Survving are two sons, Hubert D. [THOMPSON], Rochester, and Robert D. [THOMPSON], Cincinnati; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Olive BLANKEN, North Hollywood, Calif., and Othelia [PROUTY], Fort Pierce, Fla.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Samuel OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. until the hour of service.

 

Wednesday, March 23, 1983

 

Jesse H. Thompson

Jesse H. THOMPSON, 64, of South Bend died at 12:45 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial Hospial after an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Akron to Jesse and Elvira WOLPERT THOMPSON.  He lived in the South Bend community since 1955.  On April 1, 1942, he married Irene McCARDLE in Laurel, Miss.  She survives.  A veteran of World War II in the Navy and the Korean War in the Army, he also was active in the Gospel Center Missionary Church, South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Jesse L. and Lanny M. [THOMPSON], both of South Bend, and Erik D. [THOMPSON], Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; two sisters, Tessie KILMER, Rochester, and Tural LEININGER, Florida, and a brother, Earl D. [THOMPSON], Adelphi, Md.

Services are pending at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend, 521 North William St.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph County Cancer Society.

 

Thursday, March 24, 1983

 

Elmer E. Seidel

Elmer E. SEIDEL, 67, of Rt. 7, Rochester, died shortly after admission at 1:13 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Fort Wayne to John and Alvina CLOES SEIDEL.  He lived in the Rochester commnity 10 years after moving from Kewanna.  He married Naoma ZELLERS May 24, 1944, in Kewanna. She survives.  He owned and operated the Kewanna International Harvester dealership until his retirement in 1981 and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, the Rochester Elks Lodge and the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Susan) GRAFFIS, Indianapolis; a son, John A. [SEIDEL], Owatonna, Minn.; five grandchildren, Christine, Allison and Craig GRAFFIS, and Amy and Kari SEIDEL, and three brothers, Richard, Walter and John [SEIDEL, all of Fort Wayne; [and one sister, Helen SEIDEL, of Fort Wayne].  A brother, Arthur [SEIDEL[, preceded in death.


 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster  Good Funeral Home, The Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

 

Gail L. Bigler

Gail L. BIGLER, 49, Rt. 1, Culver (Aubbeenaubbee Township), died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health two years.

Born Dec. 8, 1933, in Chicago to Daniel and Freda UHLE LAWLER, she lived in the Fulton County area three years, moving from Fort Wayne.  On April 27, 1957, she married Edward D. BIGLER in Chicago.  He survives.  With her husband, she owned and managed the Leiters Ford Tavern and Restaurant from 1980-81.  She was a member of the Fort Wayne Women of the Moose and the New Haven American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, Freda LAWLER, Crown Point; two sons, Guy and Tim [BIGLER], both of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Colleen STALLA, St. John, Ind. A sister preceded in death.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Bend Memorial Hospital.  The family will have a private interment.

 

Marie Nier

Marie NIER, 63, of 607 Randloph St., Plymouth, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday at her home.  She was a former owner of the Plymouth Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 9, 1919 in Inwood to Forrest and Beulah JOYCE BROCK and was a lifetime resident of the Plymouth area.  She was married Oct. 25, 1941 to Robert H. NIER, who died in 1976.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Joyce) HATCHER, Plymouth; Mrs. Dennis (Sue) WEAVER, Bremen, and Barbara NIER, Tyner; a son, Robert W. NIER, Plymouth; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) ABAIR, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the VanGilder Funeral Home at Plymouth with the Rev. Robert W. DELL officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Winifred A. Becker

Winifred A. BECKER, 80, of 317 Blair Pike, Peru, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born in Peru Oct. 13, 1902 to Willis and Nellie KING BROCK.  She was married May 31, 1932, to Albert F. BECKER.  He died Aug. 20, 1981.  She was active in the  St. John Lutheran Church, Peru.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Marjorie) St. JOHN, Rochester; a brother, Robert BROCK, Kokomo, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, the Rev. Martin HAEGER officiating.  Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Bernice Ireland

Bernice SEWELL IRELAND, 93, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla.

She was born Feb. 12, 1890, in Wabash County to George and Anna Adella WHIT SEWELL.  She married Marion IRELAND April 19, 1911.  He died May 27, 1977.  A homemaker, she was a member of the North Manchester Eastern Star;  Daughters of the American Revolution; American Legion Auxiliary, Laketon; Mothers of World War II, North Manchester, and the Wabash County Democratic Party.  She seved was vice president of the Democratic Party and was on the Wabash County Welfare Board several years.

Surviving are a son, Marion [IRELAND], Jr., North Manchester five daughters, Gearldine HILL, Akron; Catherine TYLER, Fort Wayne; Susan Jane BECARFT, Ida Dell IRELAND and Helen KNOBLOCK, all of Naples; three sisters, Mary Jane REAHARD and Carmen REAHARD, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Anna Dell HEIRLNEIER, Madison, Wis.; twenty grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, the Rev. David GRAHAM officiating.  The Eastern Star will have a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Sylvia Horner

Sylvia HORNER, 89, of 4195 U.S. 31 South, Peru, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home.

She was born in Miami County Dec. 7, 1893, to Joseph and Phoebe McGUIRE DILLMAN.  She lived her entire life in the Peru community.  She married Clement B. HORNER March 8, 1916.  He died in 1949.  Retired from the Stokley Van Camp Co., she was active in the Denver Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marion (Vilma) ELLIOTT, Peru, and a brother, Joseph E. DILLMAN, Kokomo.  A son, five sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, the Rev. John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Jesse H. Thompson

Services for Jesse H. THOMPSON, 64, of South Bend, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend, the Rev. Robert KELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Mr. Thompson died at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

 

Friday, March 25, 1983

 

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Saturday, March 26, 1983

 

Ronald D. Werner

Ronald Dean WERNER, 36, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 2:03 a.m. today in St. Mary’s Hospital at Evansville.

He was born April 12, 1946 in Rochester to Roger and Frances BITTERLING WERNER and was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  He was married April 29, 1979 in Rochester to Linda ELLIOTT, who survives.  He owned and operated the Werner’s Welding Shop and was a member of the Rochester American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jason ad Tom [WERNER], both at home; the mother, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) LEE, Rochester; and two grandmothers, Bessie WERNER, Kewanna, and Bertha BITTERLING, Monterey.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

George W. Johnson

George W. JOHNSON, 70, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at his home at 2 p.m. Friday.

He was born Nov. 1, 1912 in Macon, Ga.  He was married to Anita ADAMS on June 28, 1942 in Chicago; she survives.  He was a retired construction worker for the Gust K. Newberg Co., Chicago.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Dierdre A. JOHNSON, South Bend; two brothers, Nelson and Thomas [JOHNSON], both of Macon; and two sisters, Martha HART, Memphis, Tenn., and Mary HOWARD, Macon.

Twilight services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna with the Rev. Floyd G. ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be at 1 p.m. at a site yet to be determined.  Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m.

 

Edward Miller

Word has been received by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of the death March 9 of Edward MILLER, 59, Culver City, Calif.  He had lived at 1029 Jefferson Street when he was a Rochester resident.

Mr. Miller was the son of Hiram and Laura MILLER; his father was the third mayor of Rochester, serving a four-year term from 1918-21.

[NOTE:  On August 20, 1929, Hiram G. MILLER, Rochester, Indiana attorney was appointed by Governor Harry G. Leslie as Circuit Court Judge of the 41st judicial district [Fulton County), to fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Reuben R. CARR. -- Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, “Miller, Hiram G.”]
Monday, March 28, 1983

 

Harrison R. Halterman

Harrison R. “Het” HALTERMAN, former Rochester mayor and Fulton County auditor, and a grocery store owner in the county for 40 years, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  A resident of 218 W. Fourth St., he was 65 years of age and had been in failing health for two years.

A lifetime resident of the Rochester and Richland Center communties, Mr. Halterman was appointed to the Rochester City Council on Feb. 3, 1959 to fill an unexpired term.  He then was elected to a full four-year term that began Jan. 1, 1960.

On Jan. 1, 1964, he began the first of his two four-year terms as mayor.  In 1976, he was elected to a four-year term as Fulton County auditor that began on Jan. 1, 1977.

Mr. Halterman owned and operated the former Richland Center grocery from 1938-43, and for 35 years he and his brother Otis owned and operated the former Halterman Grocery at Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue in Rochester.

Born June 9, 1917 in Richland Twnship, he was the son of George Leroy and Jane Elizabeth BECK HALTERMAN.  He was married in Roann Dec. 31, 1938 to Eileen WALTZ, who survives.

Mr. Halterman was a gradate of the former Richland Center High School and served 33 months during World War II with the U.S. Air Force.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester I.O.O.F., Rochester School Building Corp., the Elks Lodge and American Legion of Rochester, and the Fulton County Democratic Men’s Club.  He was a trustee of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery and honorary member of the Rochester Lions Club.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ted Leroy HALTERMAN, Rochester, and Lynn Harrison HALTERMAN, Terre Haute; five grandchildren, Craig, Ginger, Eric, Christina and Sara HALTERMAN; four sisters, Evadean DEARDORF, and Mrs. Reardon (Margaret) NEWMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Arnie (Mary) FRY, Monticello, and Mrs. Lewis (Jo) MASON, Indianapolis; two brothers, Otis [HALTERMAN], Rochester, and Chris [HALTERMAN], South Bend, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Rex [HALTERMAN], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Dale BARDSLEY and C.J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The I.O.O.F. will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the National Leukemia Association.

 

Tuesday, March 29, 1983

 

Harriet W. Woods

Harriet W. “Hattie” WOODS, 76, Burket, died at 3 p.m. Monday at the Miller’s Merry Manaor Nursing Home, Warsaw.  She was born Oct. 8, 1905, and was the widow of Elmer G. WOODS.

Services are pending at the King Memorial Home, Mentons.
Wednesday, March 30, 1983

 

Harriet W. Woods

Services for Harriet W. “Hattie” WOODS, 76, Burket, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and until the service Friday.

Mrs. Woods died at 3 p.m. Monday at the Warsaw Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home.  Born Oct. 8, 1905, in Argos to John and Roseta NUELL CAREY, she lived most of her life in the Burket and Sevastapol communities.  She married Elmer G. WOODS, March 10, 1929 in Warsaw.  He died Feb. 15, 1980.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Junior (Maxine) GOON, Leesburg; Mrs. Maynard (Gloria) WADE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Norman (Sadie) SUMMY, Warsaw; three sons, Donald [WOODS], Warsaw; Lloyd [WOODS], Rochester, and Dick [WOODS], Burket; two sisters, Mrs. Arnold (Clarabel) FLORY, Tippecanoe, and Pearl JOYCE, Bourbon; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildre. An infant son, sister and brother preceded in death.

 

Mary G. Lindgren

Mary Gem LINDGREN, 91, of the Indiana Veteran’s Home, Lafayette, formerly of Leiters Ford, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Home.

She was born Nov. 16, 1891, in Star City to James and Martha WASHBURN BLEW.  She moved to Leiters Ford in 1967 from Gary and Crown Point, respectively.  She lived the past four years in the Veteran’s Home.  On June 21, 1920, she married Otto E. LINDGREN.  He died Jan. 20, 1965.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Mary Alice) SCHASSBERGER, Lafayette, and Mrs. William (Sylvia) HELFRICH, Valparaiso; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral Home, the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.

 

Thursday, March 31, 1983

 

Mary Nickels

Mary (BECKER) NICKELS, 82, Beech Grove, died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital, Beech rove.

She was born Dec. 2, 1901, in Fulton to Charles and Edith SWIHART BECKER.  She was married to Hubert Earl NICKELS, a schoolteacher, who survives.  Mrs. Nickels lived in Beech Grove 53 years.  She was a member of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Dorcas Circle, O.E.S., Pi Beta Phi Sorority, a graduate of Franklin College, a charter member of Beech Grove Travel Club and Beech Grove Homemakers Club.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Maryruth NICKELS, Beech Grove, and Marjorie McCAFFREY, Lafayette; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Beech Grove United Methodist Church.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove.  Graveside services are schedulted for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.


 

Samuel Bennett

Samuel BENNETT, 42, of 1008 Pontiac St., died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill six weeks.

He was born June 13, 1940, in Ora, Ind., to Bert and Margaret COOPER BENNET.  He lived in Rochester the past several months, coming from Starke County.  He married Joann PLUNKETT in Delphi.  She died in 1980.  He was formerly employed by Culver Military Academy.

Surviving are a sister,Wanda L. WRIGHT, Portage; two nieces, and two nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, North Judson.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Friday, April 1, 1983

 

Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy A. THOMPSON, 72, of 401 E. Walnut St., Argos, died unexpectedly at 8:46 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Raymond E. Warner

Raymond Eugene WARNER, 53, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 10:28 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 4, 1929, in his parents’ home.  He was the son of Orron S. and Mary E. KING WARNER.  She survives, residing in Mexico.  He was married Aug. 5, 1951, in Metea to Nina Arlene COFFING.  She survives.  A dairy farmer, he was a member and trustee of the Perrysburg Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife and mother are four children, Nancy Arlene WARNER, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Gregory Orron WARNER, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; Leah Rae McDOWELL, Tampa, Fla., and Hal Jay WARNER, at home; a grandson, Jeremy Ray WARNER, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; a brother, Wayne WARNER, Rt. 1, Macy, and a half-brother, Leores WARNER, Denver.  A sister and half-sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, the Revs. John W. CAMPBELL and Mike NORTON officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan.

 

Marie Whittle

Services were conducted Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Hartsville, S.C., for Marie TRUETT WHITTLE, 76, a resident of the Hartsville area.  She died Saturday after a long illness.

Surviving from the local area are her daughter, Mrs. James T. (Jan) HODGES Jr., Akron, and grandchildren, Jimmy HODGES, Ball State University; Fran HODGES, a student at Tippecanoe Valley High School, and Will HODGES, a student at the Akron School.
Fred C. McClurg

Fred C. McCLURG, 88, a self-taught attorney who rose to state and national prominence as an expert in tax law, died Thursday at 7:45 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital after an illness of three weeks.  He resided at 215 E. Ninth St.

Mr. McClurg joined the Indiana Gross Income Tax Division as its chief counsel in 1933.  Over a 20-year period following that date, he also served as deputy attorney general, as general counsel for the Indiana Department of Revenue and as counsel for the Indiana Employment Security Division.

He was admitted to practice before the Indiana and the U.S. Supreme Courts in 1937 and representd the state tax department in six cases before the U.S. Supreme Court during his career.

For 42 years, Mr. McClurg was a member of the National Association of Tax Administrators, having addressed its convention in 1950 and serving 14 years as one of Indiana’s convention delegates.

Indiana’s governors chose him on three separate occasions to represent the state’s tax department in testimony before Congressional committees, regarding gross income tax liability of World War II contracts and contractors.

Before joining Indiana’s tax departments, Mr. McClurg was associated from 1926-33 with the late Selden BROWN in law practice in Rochester and as a Democrat twice was elected prosecuting attorney for Fulton and Marshall counties.

Born at Frankfort Aug. 19, 1894, he was the son of John and Florence CARRICK McCLURG and had lived here since 1909, when the family moved to a farm in Newcastle township.  He was a graduate of Talma high school.

After high school, he worked as a bridge carpenter and painter for the Erie railroad, as a mail carrier for the Rochester postoffice and then went to Chicago, where he worked in building trades and for the Continental Insurance Company before returning to the city to take up the law.

His work career was interrupted by World War I duty in the coast artillery.

Mr. McClurg was a 66-year member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, having been a Past Master and holder of the Indiana Grand Lodge’s 50-Year Award of Gold.  He was the oldest member of the Fulton County Bar Association (since 1926), and also was one of the organizers with the late Dr. Harley TAYLOR of the Rochester American Legion Post in 1919, remaining a member all his life. He also belonged 45 years to the Indianapolis Athletic Club.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Victor (Ruth) BROWN, Indianapolis; two nieces, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) SIMONS, Plymouth, Mich., and Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) COLLERAN, Silver Springs, Mc., and one nephew, Alan V. BROWN,  Indianapolis.  Four sisters preceded in death.

Last rites will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the hour of the service.  Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the Rochester lodge.

[NOTE:  Also see Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, “McClurg, Fred” and “Lodges - Rochester Masonic Lodge.”]
Harry R. Leland

Harry Robert LELAND, 84, of 1612 N. Alber St., Wabash, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in his home.

He was born Nov. 9, 1898, in Wabash to Andrew and Anna RUPLEY LELAND.  He lived in Wabash seven years, moving from Rochester.  After the death of his first wife, Arlene GIMBER, he married Elizabeth BARROWS Feb. 19, 1944, in Huntington, W. Va.  She survives.  He was a Navy veteran of World War I.

Surviving with the wife are six sons, Jack LELAND, Titusville, Fla. Robert LELAND, Nashville, Tenn.; Bill BARROWS, Wabash; J.D. BARROWS, Tyler, Texas; Byron BARROWS, Pine Bluff, Ark., and David BARROWS, somerset, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. James (Louise) SAILORS, Wabash; Mrs. Ervin (Bernice) SONNERS, Angola, and Mrs. Carlton (Marian) MENDENHALL, Wabash; sixteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen-Miner Funeral Home, Wabash, the Rev. Tom FROST officiating.  Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Frank J. Langenbahn

Frank J. LANGENBAHN, 79, formerly of Plymouth, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette.  He had been ill five years.

He was born Feb. 26, 1904, in Monterey and had lived in Plymouth since 1926.  On Aug. 13, 1926, he married Margaret MYRON in Columbia City.  She died Dec. 8, 1981.  He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth, and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are a daughter, Jean CHRISTIANSON, Brookston, four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Mary LANE, South Bend, and Anna WIDMAN, Rochester, and a brother, Edward [LANGENBAHN], Johnstown, Colo.  A brother, two sistrs and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, the Rev. Raymond BALSER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.
Saturday, April 2, 1983

 

Susannah Musselman

Mrs. Susannah MUSSELMAN, 81, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.

Born March 7, 1902, in Wabash County to George W. and Ella HELVEY DUFF, she lived in Rochester for the last nine years.  She lived most of her life in Macy.

She married Oran MUSSELMAN on May 26, 1928 in Plymouth; he died in 1969.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Macy; Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a past Worthy Matron, the Macy Mothers Club and the RKK Club.

Survivors include daughter, Mrs. Weldon (Mary Jeanne) SHERRARD Jr., Rt. 2, Rochester; granddaughters Mrs. Jim (Debbie) ARNETT, Rensselaer and Vickie SHERRARD, Logansport; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph DUFF, Zephyrhills, Fla.  One daughter, four sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

The Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Dorothy A. Thompson

Dorothy A. THOMPSON, 72, of 401 E. Walnut St., Argos, died unexpectedly at 8:46 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

She was born Aug. 8, 1910 in Packertown, Ind., to George Wesley and Pearl KLINE DENNEY.  She had lived in Argos the past 53 years, moving there from Inwood.  She married Omer THOMPSON in Lakeville on Nov. 23, 1929; he died Aug. 26, 1982.  She was a former employee of the Glove Factory, Plymouth.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church, the Walnut Ruraletts, Whippoorwill Ladies Aid, the Hi-Neighbor Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are three sons, Jack and Terry [THOMPSON], Argos, and Gene [THOMPSON], Columbia City; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Cyrus “Bill” DENNEY, Argos.  A son, Larry [THOMPSON], and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Argos Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Ivan AUGSBURGER officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 to 9 p.m. today and at the church an hour prior to the services.

 

Monday, April 4, 1983

 

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Tuesday, April 5, 1983

 

Marjorie Frederick

Marjorie FERRY FREDERICK, 76, Mentone and Leesburg, Fla., died in her Leesburg home at 7:05 a.m. today.

She was born Aug. 2, 1906, in Laketon.  Her husband, John S. FREDERICK, survives.  A graduate of Akron High School and Manchester College, she taught music and English in Wabeno, Wis.; Walkerton, Talma, Gilead, Tyner, Silver Lake and Plymouth until her retirement.  She was a member of the Ladies Aid of the Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Lakewood, Wis.; United Methodist Church of Leesburg, Mentone DAR, Retired Teachers of Kosciusko County, and the Retired Teachers of Indiana.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Susan READ, Plymouth; a son, Joe FREDERICK, Beaver Dam Lake; six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  A brother, Dr. John FERRY, died in 1982.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.  Burial will be in the Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Benjamin Richards

Benjamin RICHARDS, 75, Rt. 2, Columbia City, died at 12:04 p.m. Monday at Huntington Memorial Hospital.  He was born Feb. 4, 1908, in Washington Township of Whitley County to Henry and Lucy Mae DROZ RICHARDS.  On June 29, 1929, he married Mary Bessie KOCH.  She survives.  They lived their entire married life on their farm inWashington Township.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. David (Lucy) DRAPER and Mrs. Kim (Reida) ZAGER, both of Rt. 2, Columbia City; four grandchildren, and a sister, Grace RICE, Nine Mile.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, the Rev. Paul GRAHAM officiating.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and on Wendesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Huntington.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 1983

 

Freddie E. Layne

Freddie E. LAYNE, 37, of 21 N. Cliff Drive, Wabash, formerly of Rochester, was killed at 2 p.m. Tuesday while on the job at Wabash Alloys Co., where he was a heavy equipment mechanic.  The Wabash County coroner’s office said Mr. Layne was struck by a vehicle with a crane attached and died instantly.

He was born Aug. 19, 1945 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Fred and Ida MARSILLETTE LAYNE, who reside at 949 Park St., Rochester.  He moved to Wabash from Rochester 11 years ago.  He was married May 11, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio to Paula BAYLISS, who survives.  He was a member of the Emanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving with the wife and parents are three sons, Mark, Michael and Freddie [LAYNE], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Delmar (Mary) HOWARD, Rochester, and Mrs. Clayton (JoAnn) JANEKSELA, Nashville, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Ray [LANE], died in August 1971.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Bryan ATWOOD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.


 

Thursday, April 7, 1983

 

Florence Needles

Florence NEEDLES, 89, Rt. 4, Warsaw (Hoffman Lake), died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Cardial Nursing Home, South Bend.

She was born in Grass Creek Feb. 5, 1894, to Jeremiah J. and Ida Ursula  MILLER ESTABROOK.  She lived 25 years in the Hoffman Lake community.  On Dec. 28, 1929, she married Glades H. NEEDLES.  He died Sept. 19, 1976.  She was retired from the Studebaker Automobile Co.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Fermina) PERSON, Hoffman Lake; Lauretta HOUK, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ruth EICHORST and Margaret HENRY, both of South Bend a son, James POWELL, Brookville, Fla.; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Sarah BAKER, Rochester.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, the Rev. Warren McCUEN officiatng.  Burial will be in the Etna Green Cemetery.  Friends may call after   4 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, April 8, 1983

 

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Saturday, April 9, 1983

 

Melvin Lee Shriver

Melvin Lee SHRIVER, 63, Akron, died at 5 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis.  He had been ill several years.

He was born in Akron on Oct. 18, 1919 to Chester and Louise DELAUGHTER SHRIVER, and had spent his lifetime in the Akron area.  He married Gladys KINGERY on Oct. 15, 1945; she died Nov. 28, 1967.  He had been employed at Athens Oliver Equipment Company.  He served in the armed services from Oct. 1941 to 1944.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Chester and Esther [SHRIVER], Akron; four sisters, Mrs. George (Mary Jane) KOTTERMAN, Rochester; Beulah ENGLE, Silver Lake; Mrs. Don (Virginia) DAVIS, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Loretta) SUMMERS, Kissimmee, Fla., a brother Louis SHRIVER, Mentone; two half-sisters, Mrs. Bill (Barbara) COPPOCK, Wabash, and Mrs. Terry (Cheryl) SMITH, Rochester; four half-brothers, Harry SHRIVER, Syracuse, Jack and Milo SHRIVER, Akron, and James SHRIVER, Texas.  His mother and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday and prior to the services Monday.
Leota Wilhite

Leota WILHITE, 89, of 1202 Jackson Blvd., died at 10:50 p.m. Friday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 8, 1894 in Cass County to Willard and Emma CRISPEN HARVEY.  She had lived in Rochester since 1972, coming from Los Angeles, Calif.  She had left Cass County in 1922.  She was married to Rex WILHITE, who preceded her in death.  She was a retired postal clerk with the U.S. Post Office, Los Angeles, and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Royal Center.

Survving are five nephews, Clyde HARVEY, Rochester; Roger HARVEY, Walton; Gene HARVEY, Hershey, Penn.; and Darrell and Dwight McCLOUD, Florida; seven nieces, Thora MESSERLY, Rochester; Marion HUGHES and Chelce HARVEY, North Manchester; Mary HENRY and Marjorie GOLTRY, Royal Center; Freida HUFFMAN, Bloomington, and Nedra NOVAK, West Lafayette.  Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. James CHENEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Crooked Creek Cemetery, south of Royal Center.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. until the services.

 

Monday, April 11, 1983

 

Robert E. Culp

Robert E. CULP, 58, of 209 E. Plum St., Argos, died at 12:38 a.m. Saturday while visiting relatives in Abilene, Texas.

He was born May 20, 1924, near Tyner, to Stephen and Stella WOODSMALL CULP.  he lived in the Argos community 11 years, moving from Wheeler.  On July 4, 1972, he married Catherine PELTZ in Rochester.  She survives.  He retired from Inland Steel, Inc., in East Chicago in 1977.  He was a member o the Argos Wesleyan Church, Argos American Legion, and the Rochester VFW.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Bonnie WHITTEN, Kingsford Heights, and Vickie PLAZARIN, Yatesboro, Pa.; six sons, Rick and Bill CULP, Valparaiso; Steven CULP, Westville; Walter CULP, Gary; Fred CULP, Wheeler, and Lonnie CULP, Missouri; twenty-four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Murray PERRY, LaPorte; Mrs. Carlton McGEE and Mrs. John HAUBER, Mishawaka two brothers, Carl CULP, Plymouth, and Hamilton CULP, Dowagiac, Mich.; two step-daughters, Judy MARION, Lebanon, and Paula SPENCER, Lucerne, and three step-sons, Steve and Dennis PELTZ, lymouth, and Ted PELTZ, Canton, Texas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Michael CLOUD and Robert Van HAITSMA officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Brove Cemetry, where military honors will be accorded by the Argos American Legion.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Carl A. Haines

Carl A. HAINES, 86, Denver, died at 5 a.m. today at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Services are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.
Elgie M. Moon

Elgie Mae MOON, 94, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in the hospital 10 days, after a two-year illness.

She was born Aug. 5, 1888, in Mishawaka, to Peter and Hattie BAILEY IPES.  She had lived in Rochester since 1941, moving from Mishawaka.  On Nov. 3, 1909, she married Charles M. MOON.  He died Sept. 20, 1958.  She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Dale (Donnaelle) HOFF, Kewanna; Hattie BALDWIN and Agatha MARSH, Rt. 4, Rochester, and Ethel MATHIAS and Mrs. Frank (Thelma) FRETTINGER, Rt. 3, Rochester; three sons, Charles [MOON], Mishawaka; William [MOON], Rt. 4, Rochester, and Donald [MOON], South Bend; eighteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.  Three grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Revs. John PHILLIPS and Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, eight miles west of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Ralph M. Moore

Ralph M. MOORE, 71, 3544 Shattuck Ave., Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Rochester Aug. 8, 1911, to James and Georgia ONSTOTT MOORE.  He was retired as managing editor of the Buckeye Farm News Magazine of the Farm Bureau in Columbus.  A member of the Worthington Presbytrian Church, he was a retired Navy captain.

Surviving are the wife, Ruth [MOORE]; a sister, Frances TILMAN, Florida; a sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Jim HERBERT, Scottsdale, Ariz., and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford Chapel Funeral Home, 2383 N. High St., Columbus.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Columbus.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Clinic, Columbus.

 

Ruth G. Jordan

Ruth G. JORDAN, 57, Rt. 1, Tipton, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in her home.  She had been ill two years.

She was born in Tipton County Aug. 14, 1925, to Charles and Nora EDWARDS GATHMAN.  She married David JORDAN May 16, 1946.  He survives.  She was a former Tipton County deputy  auditor and worked in the county treasurer’s office.

Surviving with the husband are six children, Mrs. James (Pamela) YOCHUM, Akron; Mrs. James (Shirley) HARTSOUGH, Tipton; Phillip JORDAN, Colona, Ill.; Mrs. Charles (Becky) CANARY, Franklin; Esther “Petie” and Rachel JORDAN, all at home; nine grandchildren, and a brother, Charles GATHMAN, Tipton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Porter Funeral Home, Tipton, the Rev. Harold BARNETT officiating.  Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery, Windfall.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 12, 1983

 

Carl A. Haines

Services for Carl Atalie HAINES, 86, Denver, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Denver Westlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Haines was born in Denver Feb. 8, 1897, to Lewis and Florence SLOBIG HAINES.  On Aug. 12, 1917, he married Helen Natalie KESSLER in Denver.  She died Aug. 12, 1977.  A veteran of World War I, he retired from Indiana Bell in 1960.

Surviving are three children, Lewis G. [HAINES], Milford, Ill.; Carl R. [HAINES], Darlington, Ind., and Marilyn Joyce DAVIS, Arcade, N.Y.; eleven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Three brothers preceded in death.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 1983

 

Harold J. Starr

Harold J. STARR, 62, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill two years.

He was born June 9, 1920, in Knox to James and Hazel BUTTERFIELD STARR.  He lived in the Rochester community since 1954, coming from Chicago.  He married Kathryne ENGLE Dec. 9, 1954, in Fort Wayne.  She survives.  He was retired after 29 years as a production supervisor for American Airlines at O’Hare Airport.  Prior to that he worked several years at the Rochester Airport.  He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II, having served in the southwest Pacific theater.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge, VFW, Moose Lodge and American Legion, all of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Harriet BISHOP, Fort Wayne; a step-son, James ENGLE, Rochester, N.Y.; his father, James STARR, Caldwell, Idaho; two sisters, Alice WINT, Caldwell, and Ruth AWOLD, Walkerton; a brother, Ralph STARR, Santa Monica, Calif., and six step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-8 .m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Chloe T. Hill

Chloe T. HILL, 90, Rt. 1, Lucerne, died at 2:15 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 16, 1892, in Medaryville to William J. and Rilla SWISHER.  She married George Edgar HILL in 1909.  He died Dec. 3, 1971.  She was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.

Surviving is a daughter, Audrey NELSON, Lake Elsinore, Calif.  Three sisters and seven brothers preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery, the Rev. John C. LOUTHAIN officiating.  Arrangements were made by the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.
Violet M. Gagnon

Viole M. GAGNON, 73, Miller’s Trailer Court, Mentone, died at 12:47 a.m. today in the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been ill several years.

She was born Oct. 31, 1909, in Kosciusko County to James and Sarah MEYERS HAMILTON.  She lived in the trailer court since February, coming from her farm at Rt. 1, Claypool.  On Nov. 2, 1929, she married [Arthur] R. GAGNON.  He died in July of 1980.  She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Clara Belle BROWN, Houston, Texas; a son, Ronald [GAGNON], Mentone; five sisters, Mrs. Eskell CLEMENS, Deedsville; Mrs. Joe TAYLOR, Kendallville; Clair CORHAN Macy; Mrs. Russel GAGNON, South Whitley, and Mrs. William SHAFER, Charles City, Iowa; two brothers, Don HAMILTON, Syracuse, and Russel HAMILTON, Macy; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  A son, Gene [GAGNON], was killed in the Korean War.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Silver Creek Church of God wih he Rev. Fred LANDOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Church of God Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, and one hour before the service at the church.

 

Rebecca J. Fleming

Rebecca J. FLEMING, 3, daughter of George and Beverly FLEMING, 20886 Nutmeg Road, Argos, died at 4:06 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been ill since birth.

Her family moved to Agos in 1977 from Cordele, Ga.  She was born Nov. 9, 1979, in Plymouth.  Her parents survive.

Survving with the parents are a sister, Joanne [FLEMING], and two brothers, Matt and Marc [FLEMING], all at home; a half-sister, Anita FLEMING, and a half-brother, Everett FLEMING, both of Chatsworth, Ga.; the maternal grandfahter, Arnold KRUEGER, Americus, Ga.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell FLEMING, Ashcamp, Ky.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery, the Rev. Douglas REDFORD officiatng.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall-Starke Development Center.  Arrangements were made by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Thursday, April 14, 1983

 

Harold J. Starr

Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Rochester VFW and American Legion to Harold J. STARR, 62, Rt. 7, Rochester.

Mr. Starr, a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps in the South Pacfic Theater, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Military services will take place at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery after the 2 p.m. Friday service at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Audrey E. Zeller

Audrey Ellen ZELLER, 85, of 1304 Wabas Ave., died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been a patient three weeks and ill a year.

She was born Jan. 13, 1898 near Akron to Charles and Ada SWARTZLANDER WOOD.  She lived most of her life in the Fulton County area.  On Oct. 11, 1919, she married Robert McQuern ZELLER.  He died March 8, 1979.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester.

Surviving are three sons, Lester W., Robert L. and James H. [ZELLER], all of Rochester; five granddaughters, Mrs. Ed (Nancy) BOWMAN, Garrett; Mrs. Charles (Joyce) SKINNER, Peru; Mrs. Dennis (Alisa) BAKER, Mentone; Sallie EASTERDAY, Rochester, and Cindy ZELLER, Rochester; a grandson, Donald [ZELLER], Valparaiso; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith GARNER, Rochester, and Mrs. Leston (Edna) GOODYEAR, Churubusco, and two brothers, Rex WOOD, Osceola, and Howard WOOD, Rochester.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

 

Thelma Kumler

Thelma KUMLER, 69, formerly of 112 E. 10th St., died at 5:33 a.m. today at the Lila Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich.  She had been a patient five hours and was ill 10 years.

She was born March 1, 1914, in Marion to John and Emma WALTERS GULLEY.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester community, moving to Battle Creek last year.  Her husband, Donald F. KUMLER, died Feb. 27, 1966.  She had been employed as a waitress at the former Island Park Restaurant.

Surviving are a son, Oscar SKODINSKI, Battle Creek; a granddaughter, Mrs. Larry (Sandra) WALKER, Battle Creek; a step-daughter, Mrs. Richard (Anne) CLAY, Rochester; seven step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren. A step-daughter, Nancy KUMLER, died in 1978 and a brother died in 1975.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday.

 

Jerry Pitts

Friends here received word of the death of a former Rochester resident, Mrs. Ralph (Jerry) PITTS 70, Delia, Kan.  She died Sunday in Delia.

Her husband, a former John Deere dealer in Rochester, died two years ago.  She and her husband formerly resided west of Rochester.

Surviving are three daughters, a son and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Elza N. Schirm

Elza N. SCHIRM, 85, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of 218 Fulton Ave., died at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill several years.

He was born May 22, 1897, in Kewanna, to John and Minnie GREEN SCHIRM.  He lived in Fulton and Grant Counties most of his life.  He was employed in nursing care at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Marion until his retirement in 1961.  A veteran of World War I, he was a life member of both the Rochester American Legion ad the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Surviving are a niece, Donna POFF, Speedway, and a nephew, Francis SCHIRM, Logansport.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday one hour before the service.

 

Friday, April 15, 1983

 

Eva Lightfoot

Eva LIGHTFOOT, 85, Chase Manor Nursing Home, Logansport, former resident of Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Chase Manor. 

She was born Oct. 29, 1897, in Fulton County to Benjamin Franklin and Martha Alice LIGHTFOOT.  Services are pending at Zimmerman Brother’s Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Mary Alice Gensinger

Mary Alice GENSINGER, 60, of 1009 Lake Ave., Plymouth, died unexpectedly at 9:30 p.m. Thursday shortly after admission at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Saturday, April 16, 1983

 

Mary Alice Gensinger

Funeral services for Mary Alice GENSINGER, 60, of 1009 Lake Ave., Plymouth, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Plymouth Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Arnold FLEAGLE officiatng.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Plymouth.

Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and at the church on Monday for an hour before services.

Mrs. Gensinge died unexpectedly at 9:30 p.m. Thursday shortly after admission to South Bend Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 25, 1923 in Plymouth to Elson and Edna Faye SEYMOUR REED and moved to Plymouth 26 years ago from Argos.  She was married Oct. 20, 1946 in Argos to Leonard ENSINGER, who survives.  She attended the Plymouth Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren at Argos.  She was employed at Young Door Co., Plymouth.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Linda GENSINGER, at home, and Mary Ann SLOAN, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a son, Devon [GENSINGER], Bourbon; a granddaughter; four sisters, Mrs. Art (Bettie) HALL, Bourbon; Mrs. Harold (Virginia) HARMON, Akron; Mrs. Denver (Lucille) JONES, Argos, and Mrs. Floyd (Joan) HUDSON, Huntington Beach, Calif.; a brother, Roy [REED], Plymouth, and two step-sisters, Eunice JAMISON, Claypool, and Marjorie CAUFFMAN, Trenton, Ky.


 

Monday, April 18, 1983

 

Robert L. Berger

Robert L. BERGER, 54, 213 S. Maple St., Argos, died after a brief illness at 6:15 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

He was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Chicago to Glen and Sophia RUPP BERGER.  He lived most of his life in the Plymouth and Argos communities.  He was an employee of the former Myers Sinclair Service in Rochester and, until his death, was employed by the Indiana State Highway Department.  A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Roberta WHEATBROOK, a son, Michael [BERGER], a granddaughter, his mother, and a brother, Glen [BERGER[, Jr., all of Plymouth, and a sister, Shirley RITTINGER, Valparaiso.  His father, a brother and a sister prceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Andrew WEAVER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Moosehaven Children’s Fund.

 

Zelda M. White

Zelda M. WHITE, 88, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 5:40 a.m.Sunday in her home.  She had been ill three years.

She was born Sept. 10, 1894, in Pennsylvania, to Herbert and Minnie SHELLHAMER RIGGLE.  She had lived in Akron since 1914.  On Nov. 6, 1920, she married Charles E. WHITE.  He survives.  She was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Minnie) ELLISON, Akron; two brothers, Herbert RIGGLE, Huntington, and George RIGGLE, Houston, Texas, and a grandson. A granddaughter and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Olive Bethel Church of God, the Revs. Robert FIELDS and James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in he Nichols Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, after 2 p.m. today and at the church until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Andrew T. York

Andrew T. YORK, Rt. 5, Peru, died at 7:35 a.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born in Miami County Dec. 9, 1893, to John H. and Ellen GASSAWAY YORK.  He had lived in Miami County all his life.  On Sept. 1, 1913, he married Nettie Marie WEBB.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the board of deacons of the Loree First Brethren church.

Suviving with the wife are two sons, John Walter YORK, Akron, and Eldon YORK,    Rt. 5, Peru; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at the Loree First Brethren Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Claude STOGSDILL officiating.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, and at the church for an hour before the service Wednesday.
Harry L. Leffel

Harry L. LEFFEL, North Manchester, died at 2:35 a.m. Sunday at the Peabody Memorial Home Health Care Center, North Manchester.  He had been a resident of the Peabody Home since September 1982.

He was born April 9, 1894, in Wabash County to John S. and Clara MILLER LEFFEL.  On May 22, 1915, he married Lola SICKS.  She survives.  He reired after 52 years from The News Journal newspaper in North Manchester in 1966. A member of the First Brethren Church, North Manchestr, he was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving with the wife are six children, Mrs. Dale (Lucille) WICOFF, Rochestr; Mrs. George (Virginia) EVES, Reading, Pa.; Gilbert [LEFFEL], Baton Rouge, La.; Gordon [LEFFEL], Baton Rouge; Hubert [LEFFEL], Columbus, Ohio, and Elvin [LEFFEL], Hicksville, N.Y.; fifteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Five brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Private services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the BEnder Funeral Home, North Manchester, the Revs. Woodrow IMMEL and Archie NEVINS officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetry, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the First Brethren Curch.

 

Jacob A. Elin

Jacob A. “Jack” ELIN, 81, founder and chairman of the board of Topps Manufacturing Company here, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Mr. Elin had been admitted to the hospital late Sunday night after suffering a heart atack.  He was recovering from a similar heart ailment sustained last October.

Mr. Elin and his brother, the late Seymour ELIN founded the local clothing manufacturing firm here in September 1938, at the Fifth and Main streets location it still occupies.  He came to the city from Ligonier, where he and his father, Alexander [ELIN], had operated the Master Garment Company until the latter’s death.

He was born in Chicago June 13, 1901, and had resided in Rochester for 20 years until moving to Chicago in 1958.  Since that time, he kept in close touch with the company’s operations with frequent visits to the city.

His wife, Mollie [ELIN], survives and resides at 400 E. Randolph St., Chicago, Ill. 60601.  Also surviving are a son, Lewis [ELIN], Topps president, of South Bend, and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica and Gregory ELIN.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be held at Piser Memorial Chapel, 5206 N. Broadway, Chicago.

 

Eva Lightfoot

Visitation for Eva LIGHTFOOT, 85, formerly of Rochester, will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial is pending due to the notification of relatives being incomplete.

She died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Chase Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.
Tuesday, April 19, 1983

 

Jacob A. Elin

Funeral services for Jacob A. “Jack” ELIN, 81, were held at 1 p.m. today at Temple Emmanuel, 5959 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, Ill 60660 with interment at Rosehill Mausoleum in Chicago.

Mr. Elin, founder and chairman of the board of Topps Manufacturing Company here, died of a heart attack Monday at 4:30 a.m. in Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

He had resided in Rochester for 20 years after founding the Topps firm in 1938 with his late brother, Seymour ELIN, and since that time had lived in Chicago.

Surviving are the wife, Mollie [ELIN[, 400 E. Randolph St., Chicago, Ill., 60601; a son, Lewis [ELIN], South Bend, and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the heart fund or to Temple Emmanuel.

 

Tillman J. Kline

Tillman J. KLINE, 72, Rt. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Monday in his home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1910, in Fulton County to James and Emma SCHALL KLINE.  He lived in Fulton County all his life, residing in his present home 41 years.  On Nov. 19, 1932, he married Lois HENDERSON in Peru.  She survives.  A retired farmer, he worked for Enoch Andrews in construction 18 years and in the Culver Military Academy boat shop 10 years.  He was active in the First Baptist Church of Argos.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Linda MEDERIOS, Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Donald [KLINE], Culver, and James [KLINE], Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel LEWIS, South Bend, and Gladys SANDERS, Punta Gorda, Fla., and two brothers, Trenson [KLINE], Argos, and Cecil [KLINE], Maxwell.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Argos First Baptist Curch, the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and the hour prior to the service Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Emil W. Essig

Services for Emil W. ESSIG, 76, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were conducted at the Fairchild North Feceral Funeral Home, Fort Lauderdale.  He died April 10 in a Fort Lauderdale hospital.

A former resident of Rochester and Indianapolis, he was owner of Essig Oldsmobile and Mirale Lanes Bowling Alley, both in Indianapolis.  Born in Rochester, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale and the Shrine Club and Columbia Club in Indianapolis.

Surivors include his wife, Helen F. ESSIG; a daughter, Jane E. ANDERSON, and a brother, Charles ESSIG, a resident of Rochester.
Wednesday, April 20, 1983

 

Ralph L. Baker

Ralph L. BAKER, 72, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 6:33 p.m. Tuesday at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.  He had been a patient since Saturday.  He suffered a coronary attack enroute from Arizona to his son’s home in Dayton, Ohio.

He was born in Wabash Nov. 17, 1910, to William Edwin and Maude BURKHOLDER BAKER.  He moved to Rochester in 1950 from Logansport.  On Nov. 5, 1933, he married Ethel May PAINTON in Hartford City.  She died Sept. 9, 1977.  He married Mary SMITH BURKE Nov. 3, 1979.  She survives.  He retired in 1979 as a heating contractor.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, the Rev. Ralph E. BAKER, Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Carol) SEE, Rt. 6, Rochester; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F.  Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Bessie M. Middleton

Bessie M. MIDDLETON, 92, formerly of 307 S. West St., Argos, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had been ill several years.

She was born Aug. 26, 1890, in Argos to William and Flora YATES FEIKERT.  She had lived in the Argos community all her life.  On Dec. 14, 1910, she married James B. MIDDLETON in Plymouth.  He died Jan. 12, 1974.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

Surviving are a son, James J. MIDDLETON, and a grandson, Jeffrey [MIDDLETON], both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two sisters, Mildred GREENLEE, Plymouth, and Mary CASTLEMAN, Argos.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 ad 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Garland Masterson

Garland “Bat” MASTERSON, 72, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. today at Indianapolis Methodist hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 2 1/2 weeks.

Mr. Masterson retired last year as vice president for mortgage loans of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Fulton County, of which he was a founding director in 1966.  He had retained his affiliation with the firm as director and part-time employee.

Prior to joinng First Federal, he had owned and operated the Kewanna Grain Company.

Surviving are the wife, Dorothy [MASTERSON]; one daughter, Mrs. Ron (Maureen) SMITH, Rochester, and a grandson, Craig SMITH.

Last rites are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
Thursday, April 21, 1983

 

Garland Masterson

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church for Garland “Bat” MASTERSON, 72, who died Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Indianapolis Methodist Hospital after a serious illness of three weeks.

The Rev. Sam CARLTON will officiate at rites, assisted by the Rev. F.G. KUEBLER.  The body will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the service.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements; no visitation hours are scheduled.  Burial will be in the Star City Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Grace church, Woodlawn Cancer Detection Center, Fulton County Library or Friends of the Library.

Mr. Masterson, who resided in the Fortna Addition on the west edge of the city, was born in Pulaski County July 27, 1910, the son of Fred and Clara FREEMAN MASTERSON.  He had lived here 19 years, moving from Kewanna.

He was retired last year as vice president for mortgage loans of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Fulton County.  A founding director of the firm in 1966, he had remained on its board and also as a part-time employee.  Prior to joining First Federal, he owned the Kewanna grain elevator.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Murat Temple of Indianapolis, Manitou Shrine Club, Elks Lodge and the Grace Church.  He served during World War II with the U.S. Navy in the African theatre.

He was married July 3, 1937, to Mary PHILLIPS, who died in 1966.  On Aug. 11, 1972, he was married to Dorothy ROGERS, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Maurine) SMITH, Rochester; a grandson, Craig SMITH, Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Helen SKENE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Marilyn HENDRIX, Logansport; four step-grandchildren; one brother, Vern MASTERSON, Chesterton; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen STEELE, Medaryville, and Mrs. Bonnie SHERRY, Cedar Lake.  A half-sister, Nina BONNELL, preceded in death.

 

Earl Leroy Kraning

Earl Leroy KRANING, 69, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 2:30 a.m. today in his home.

He was born in Jefferson Township of Miami County July 22, 1913.  On June 26, 1937, he married Gail Demoris WILSON at Bunker Hill.  She died Jan. 2, 1971.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mexico First Brethren Church.

Surviving are two children, Gary [KRANING], Rt. 3, Peru, and Linda MAZE, Rt. 1, Peru, and five grandchildren.  Two brothers, Roscoe and Roger [KRANING], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, the Rev. Stephen BLAKE officiating.  Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday.
Friday, April 22, 1983

 

Nellie S. Leininger

Nellie S. LEININGER, 96, formerly of Akron, died in her son’s home in Kokomo at 2:45 a.m. today.

She was born Feb. 17, 1887, in Akron to William and Samantha HUFFMAN STEVENSON.  She had lived in Akron all of her life until she moved to her son’s home several years ago.  In 1914 she married Earl LEININGER.  He died in 1956.  She was a teacher in Rochester several years and worked in the former Leininger Store in Akron.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are the son, Bill [LEININGER], Kokomo; a daughter, Claudia “Peggy” FERRY, Los Altos, Calif., and a grandson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and on Monday from        9-10 a.m.

 

Saturday, April 23, 1983

 

Joseph D. Bailey

Joseph Daniel BAILEY, 78, 217 W. Fifth St., died Friday at 9:17 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Peru, where he had been a patient 14 months.

Born Sept. 7, 1904, at Stonington, Conn., he was the son of Raymond and Anna JOSEPH BAILEY.  He had lived here two years, moving from Mesa, Ariz.  Most of his life had been spent at Wequetequock, Conn.

His marriage was Oct. 13, 1933, in Hanover, Conn., to Marian BURDICK, who survives.  Mr. Bailey retired in 1966 after 44 years as a draftsman with Monsanto Chemical Corp. in Stonington.  He was a member of the Stonington Congregational Church, Masonic Lodge and VFW, having served with the Navy in World War I.

Also surviving are one son, Edward D. BAILEY, Rochester; five grandchildren, James, Paula, Laura, Steven and Mark BAILEY, Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Lenora WHITNEY, Farmington, Conn., and Mrs. Lois THOMPSON, Mystic, Conn.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, R.I.  Burial will be in the Stonington, Conn., demetery.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or the Olean Center in Stonington.  The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of local arrangements.
Hubert E. Nickels

Hubert Earl NICKELS, 80, Beech Grove, died Friday at his home there after a long illness.

A native of Fulton County, he was born Nov. 30, 1902, the son of Willard and Minnie ROUCH NICKELS and had lived in the Beech Grove community 53 years.  His marriage was to Mary BECKER, who died March 29, 1983.

Mr. Nickels had been associated 36 years with the Beech Grove school system as teacher, vice principal and director of guidance.  He was a member of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Lions Club and was a graduate of Indiana State and Indiana Universities.

Surviving are two daughters, Maryruth NICKELS, Beech Grove, and Marjorie McCAFFREY, Lafayette.

Last rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Beech Grove United Methodist church.  Graveside rites will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Little and Sons funeral home in Beech Grove from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, April 25, 1983

 

Jack E. Brindle

Jack E. BRINDLE, 59, of 501 W. Fifth St., died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in his home.  He had been ill 10 years.

He was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Peru to Harry and Octive WESTRICK BRINDLE.  He lived in Rochester 10 years, coming from Peru.  On June 16, 1946, he married Evelyn LAUER in Peru.  She survives.  He was a retired parts man with McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co., a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, and a World War II veteran with the Army Air Force in Europe.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Marianne) MILLER, Perrysburg; five sons, Daniel [BRINDLE], Woodbridge, Va. David [BRINDLE], New Market, Ind.; Murray [BRINDLE], Peru; Michael [BRINDLE], Morrisonville, N.Y., and Mark [BRINDLE], Mountain View, Calif.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Betty MILLS, Peru, and two brothers, Bernard [BRINDLE], Logansport, and Richard [BRINDLE], Indianapolis.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial site is pending.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, and at the church an hour prior to the service Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Welfare Fund or the Heart Fund.

 

Willard L. Yoder

Willard L. YODER, 75, 238 Madison Ave., Peru, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at his home.

He was born Aug. 8, 1907, in Miami County to Benjamin and Hettie YIKE YODER.  He was a retired farmer and had worked several years at Bailey’s Manufacturing Co., Peru.

Surviving are five brothers, Truman and Julius [YODER], both of Peru; Omer [YODER], Michigan City; Kenneth [YODER], Akron, and Ellis [YODER], Marion, and two sisters, Goldie PRIOR and Chloe YODER, both of Peru.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, the Rev. Randy SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.


 

Charles J. Ingle

Charles Jay INGLE, 85, Rt. 1, Macy, died April 23 in his home after an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 2, 1898, in Nappanee to Adam and Rebecca DAUGHERTY INGLE.  He lived in Kokomo 60 years, moving to Macy 15 years ago.  On May 30, 1930, he married Freida Ann WILES.  She survives.  He retired from Continental Steel in 1954.  He was past president and a life member of Eagles Aerie 255, REACT, Senior Citizens of Howard County, Local 1054 of continental Steel, and the Fulton Wesleyan Church.

Surviving with the wife are four sons James D. [INGLE], Kokomo; Thomas D. [INGLE], Logansport; Roger L. [INGLE], San Jose, Calif., and Dwight M. [INGLE], Kokoimo; a daughter, Beverly Jean LEWIS, Macy; eighteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren.  Ten brothrs and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ellers Chapel, Kokomo, the Rev. Steven CUNNINGTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton Wesleyan Church.

 

Joe S. Guise

Joe S. GUISE, 85, Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sunday at St. Francis-St. George Hospital in Cincinnati.

He was born in Fulton County on Dec. 12, 1897 to George and Mary GORSELINE GUISE.  He was married 57 years to Edna BEERWART, who survives.  He was a retired school principal in the Cincinnati School Dstrict and previously was a teacher in the Aurora, Ind., school system.

Surviving with the wife are a son, R. Kenneth GUISE, Centerville, Ohio; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A daugher, Kathryn Jo GUISE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, with the Rev. Richard KRANZLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Arlington Memorial Gardens, Mt. Healthy, Ohio.  Friends may call at the church Tuesday from noon until the services.  Dalbard and Woodruff Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Kathryn Jo Guise Book Fund, Cincinnati Board of Education, 230 E. Ninth St., Cincinnati 45202.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 1983

 

A. Paul Easterday

A. Paul EASTERDAY 73, of 2323 High St., Logansport, died Sunday at 5:50 p.m. at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born in Logansport April 22, 1910, to Alvin B. and Susan ZIMMERMAN EASTERDAY.  On Aug. 6, 1939, he married Betty GERRARD, who survives.  He was retired from the Rockwell-Muehlhausen Spring Co.  He was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, Logansport; the Tipton Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite Temple.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert [EASTERDAY], New Haven; a daughter, Julie [EASTERDAY], Hartford, Conn; two sisters, Elzetta SMITH, Logansport, and Lucreta FURMAN, Indianapolis; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, the Rev. A. W. SCHUBERT officiating.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  The Tipton Masonic Lodge will have a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. today.
Arthur L. Walker

Arthur L. WALKER, 63, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 9 p.m. Monday at his home.  He had been ill six months.

He was born in Miami County Oct. 14, 1919, to Harvey and Ida ACHEY WALKER.  He lived in the Gilead area 38 years.  He was retired from the Miami County Highway Department.  A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Peru American Legion and the VFW.

Surviving are eight brothers, Ralph, Clifford and Donald [WALKER], all of Peru; Kenneth and Melvin [WALKER], both of Wabash; Robert and Russell [WALKER], both of Macy, and Gene [WALKER], Chili, and five sisters, Mrs. John (Beulah) WINNINGHAM, Peru; Mrs. Elwood (Bernice) ARTHUR and Mary Katheryn CAMPBELL, both of Akron; Mrs. Lyman (Eathel) MONGESA, Denver, and Gladys DEEDS, Rochester.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gilead United Methodist Church, the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, after      2 p.m. Wednesday, and until noon Thursday, and at the church until the hour of service.  Graveside rites will be given by the Peru VFW.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 1983

 

Louise M. Bucher

Louise M. BUCHER, 68, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.  She had been ill several years.

She was born May 29, 1914, in Kosciusko County to Charles and Bernice BLUE LEININGER.  She lived most of her life in the Akron and Beaver Dam communities.  On March 21, 1937, she married Charles Edward BUCHER.  He survives.  She was a cook for the Beaver Dam and Akron schools until her retirement in 1979.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, the WSCS and Ladies Aid of the church, and the Akron Amicus Club.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Charles [BUCHER], Fort Wayne; Phillip [BUCHER], Daleville, and Paul [BUCHER], Pendleton; a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Eleanor) MALOTT, North Manchester; a brother, Kermit LEININGER, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Beav er Dam United Methodist Church, the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Peggy JEFFRIES officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m.Thursday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, and the hour prior to the service at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

 

Simon B. Talbott

Simon B. TALBOTT, 65, Kewanna, was dead upon arrival at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday at Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Services are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.
Thursday, April 28, 1983

 

Simon B. Talbott

Services for Simon B. TALBOTT, 65, Kewanna, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military rites by the Kewanna VFW.  Friends may call after     4 p.m. today.

He was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Fulton County to James B. and Jennie HICKLE TALBOTT.  On Aug. 9, 1945, he married Ruth HAMMAN in Hamlet.  She survives.  He was a retired painter for Winamac Coil Spring Corp.  He served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific During World War II and was a member of the James F. Talbott VFW Post at Kewanna, named for his son who was killed during the Vietnam War.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Nancy BOWYER, Kewanna, and Linda EVANS, Grissom Air Force Base; a brother, Charles [TALBOTT], Rochester; a sister, Belle HARTMAN, Orlando, Fla., and four grandchildren.  Two sons, five brothers and a sister preceded in death.

 

Friday, April 29, 1983

 

Trinie E. Conley

Trinie Ethel CONLEY, 84, 1201 Monroe St., died at 11:25 a.m. Thursday in her home.  She had been seriously ill six months.

She was born June 12, 1898, in Salyersville, Ky., to William and Elizabeth GULLET COOPER.  She moved to Rochester in 1948 from Portsmouth, Ohio.  On March 12, 1915, she married Bernie CONLEY in Magoffin County, Ky.  He died in 1963.  She attended the Salyersville Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Vester (June) PATRICK, Salyersville; Julie CONLEY, Portsmouth, and Mrs. Dean (Dessie) ENYART, Rochester; seven sons, Russell, Robert, Wheeler and Wade [CONLEY], all of Rochester; Forrest [CONLEY], Portsmouth; Bernie [CONLEY] Jr., Hickley, Ill, and Bill CONLEY, Salyersville; forty-five grandchildren; fifty-nine great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nora PENIX, Salyersville, and Mrs. John (Katheryn) McPHERSON, Jackson, Ohio, and two brothers, Dewey COOPER, Mount Sterling, Ky., and Orville COOPER, London, Ohio.  A daughter and two sons prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Henry BRADLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Mable C. Culp

Mable Catherine CULP, 85, 514 W. Jefferson St., Monticello, died unexpectedly at 6:10 a.m. today in her home.  She had been ill five days.

She was born in Reynolds in White County Aug. 15, 1897, to Albert J. and Fannie McGUIRE FREY.  She had lived in the Monticello community since 1948, moving from the Wolcott community.  On July 16, 1919, she married Earl CULP.  He survives.  She worked 20 years at the Bryan Manufacturing Co., for 35 years she was a member of the Sitka Baptist Church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Bernice) WILLIAMS, Rt. 1, Monon, and Mrs. Junior (Ruth) BOSE, Rt. 2, Kewanna; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and a brother, Eben FREY, Frankfort.  A daughter, Waneta [CULP], two granddaughters, and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, the Rev. Richard D. RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Sitka Baptist Church.

 

Saturday, April 30, 1983

 

Harley L. Croussore

Harley Leroy CROUSSORE, 65, of 710 E. 12th St., died at 8:25 p.m. Friday shortly after being admitted to St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been in failing health the last six years.

He was born April 1, 1918 in Rochester to Curtis and Ellen EYTCHESON CROUSSORE.  He lived his entire life in Rochester.  He was married in Plymouth on Nov. 26, 1948 to Joann HURTZ; she survives.  He was employed for 32 years by Rochester Metal Products before retiring six years ago.  He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are a son, Michael W. CROUSSORE, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Claude (Bernice) QUINN, and Mrs. Jess (Edith) MERRILL, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Donald (Josephine) BLUE Santa Anna,Calif.; a brother, Curtis CROUSSORE, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank D. VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens’ Cemetery.  Friends may call from      2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the services Monday.

 

Marie Case

Marie CASE, 85, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. today at her residence.

She was born Dec. 14, 1896 in New Trenton, Ind., to Edwin F. and Kathrine LAKE CASE.  She lived most of her life in New Trenton, except the past four years when she lived with her sister here. She was a bookkeeper for many yeas with the Hoosier Motor Club, Indianapolis, and was formerly post mistress in New Trenton.

Surviving are a sister, Hazel CHANEY, Rt. 7, Rochester a nephew, John CHANEY, Rochester; and seveal great-nieces-and-nepews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Jackman-Kercheval Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio.  Burial will be in the Braysville Cemetery, Harrison Township, Ind.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Harrison, Ohio, funeral Home.  Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Monday, May 2, 1983

 

Edna I. Shafer

Edna I. SHAFER, 79, of 219 Yearick St., Argos, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in her daughter’s home in Mishawaka.  She had been ill three months.

She was born June 13, 1903, in Richland Center to William Grant and Flora FRYE DAVIS.  Most of her life was spent in the Argos and Richland Center communities.  On Jan. 30, 1923, she married Roscoe SHAFER.  He died Oct. 15, 1953.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Whippoorwill Ladies Aid and the Walnut Township Homemakers Club.

Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Phil (Doris) CARLISLE, Mishawaka; a son, John [SHAFER], stationed with the U.S. Army in Fort Knox, Ky.; four grandchildren; a sister, Ida KIRKMAN, Plymouth, and a brother, Edward DAVIS, Aros. A brother, Lawrence DAVIS, Plymouth, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos, the Rev. Jeffrey COPP officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to services.

 

Linda K. Harper

Linda K. HARPER, 35, of 835 BW Main St., Lansdale, Pa., a former Kewanna resident, drowned in a canoe accident at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Lake Galena in Peace Valley Park, Pa.

She was born Nov. 1, 1947, in Logansport to Elmer R. and Mary K. CORSAUT HARPER.  They survive.  She was an elementary school teacher at the Baptist Church School, Lansdale, and was a member of the church.  A 1965 graduate of Kewanna High School, she was a graduate of Mankato State College, Mankato, Minn.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Vicki KNICKREHM, Peru; a brother, Richard HARPER, Minneapolis, Minn.; two half-brothers, Charles HARPER, Gahanna, Ohio, and John HARPER, Monon; a half-sister, Judy HUMERICKHOUSE, Logansport, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home Garden Chapel, Kewanna, the Rev. E. Robert JORDAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Baptist Church School of Lansdale.

 

Modena A. Leininger

Modena A. LEININGER, 76, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 3:06 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill a year.

She was born [Modena COX] in Howard County March 9, 1907.  On Dec. 31, 1936, she married Carl LEINNGER.  He died in November 1974.  She had lived in the Akron community since 1968.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Martha) SCHERE, Peru; four grandchildren; a brother, Paul COX, Akron, and a sister, Leota ALLEN, Kokomo.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Akron.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until the hour of service.
Tuesday, May 3, 1983

 

Meriam Smith

Meriam SMITH, 80, formerly of Arrowhead Estates, Peru, died Sunday at 7:03 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill six months.

She was born in Somerset Sept. 13, 1902, to William Macy and Mabel LAWSHE.  On Jan. 11, 1923, she married Emil SMITH in Marion.  He died in 1964.  With her husband she formerly owned and operated the Smith Grocery Store in Santa Fe.  She was a member of the Santa Fe United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Jo Ann WISE, Rochester; Jean FORTIN, Fort Worth,Texas, and Emily STAFFORD, Indianapolis; two nieces; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Laird Funeral Home, Amboy, the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery, Rt. 5, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Florence A. Shafer

Florence A. SHAFER, 81, Laketon, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Wabash County Hospital.  She had been in ill health three months.

She was born Dec. 15, 1901, in Wbash County to David and Mary STERCHI ECKMAN.  She lived in the Akron community most of her life.  On March 17, 1923, she married Harry A. SHAFER.  He died Sept. 21, 1971.  She was a member of the Akron church of God.

Survving ar two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Doris) KYLE, Lafayette, and Mrs. Ronald (Bonnie) DIXON, Laketon; a brother, Fred ECKMAN, Warsaw; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A daughter and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Bradley Michael Wathen

Bradley Michael WATHEN, 7 1/2 hours old, died at 7:40 a.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 1, 1983, in Woodlawn Hospital to Kevin and Rowena Kay RICHARDSON WATHEN, 213 w. Second St.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy RICHARDSON, Richmond; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene BURDGE, Green Acres, Fla., and George WATHEN, Lebanon, Ky.; the maternal great-grandmother, Ruby RICHARDSON, Muncie, and the paternal great-grandmother, Agnes COLVIN, Campbellsville, Ky.  A brother preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, the Rev. A.G. PADGETT officiating.  Arranements were made by the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Jerald T. Currens

Jerald T. CURRENS, 84, of 140 E. Walnut St., Argos, died in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Plymouth at 12:20 a.m. today after an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 20, 1899, in Chalmers to Joseph and Clara ENGLE CURRENS.  On June 1, 1918, he married Mary Edith OVERMYER in Plymouth.  She died May 19, 1977.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Gwen) EGER, Ormond Beach, Fla.; a son, Robert [CURRENS], South Bend; seve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Maxine BRYANT, LaPorte.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Burr Oak Cemetery, the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Arrangements were mady by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Orval Gagnon

Orval GAGNON, 67, Rt. 2, Akron, died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. Monday at his home.

He was born April 26, 1916, in New Waverly to Edward and Armin BLAIS GAGNON.  He married Mary M. CANAN in 1945.  She died in January 1983.  He was retired from Farming and had worked with the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.

Surviving are four brothers, Blair [GAGNON], Fort Wayne; Rosewell [GAGNON], Silver Lake; Russell [GAGNON], South Whitley, and Neil [GAGNON], Burket.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Silver Creek Cemetery, the Rev. Fred LANDOLD officiating.  Arrangements were made by the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Wednesday, May 4, 1983 to Thursday, May 5, 1983

 

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Friday, May 6, 1983

 

Donald H. Morris

Warsaw Times Union

Claypool - Donald H. MORRIS, Sr., 73, Rt. 2, Box 210A, Claypool, died at 6 a.m. Friday at his home.

Born in Akron Jan. 16, 1910 to Chester and Mamie (HARMON) MORRIS, he had lived in Claypool since 1941 and was a retired farmer.

On Feb. 3, 1934 in Akron he married Pauline McFARLAND who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Donald L. MORRIS, Claypool and Richard G. MORRIS, Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Jammie (Marcille) CARTER, Alexandria, La., and Mrs. David (Connie) LaRUE, Claypool; two sisters, Mrs. George (Mildred) KLEIN, Gilead and Mrs. Hyver (Arlene) TODD, Peru; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Saturday, May 7, 1983

 

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Monday, May 9, 1983

 

Homer B. Dunlap Jr.

Homer Boyd DUNLAP Jr., 51, of 16273 Old U.S. 30 West, Plymouth, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at his home.

He was born July 3, 1931, to Homer and Lois BIVENS DUNLAP.  He was a resident of Marshall County all his life.  On Feb. 14, 1954, he married Clova “Dena” DICKSON in Argos.  She survives.  He worked at both the Bordner and Styers body shops in Plymouth.  For 12 years he was a volunteer fireman.  He was a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge and had served in the Korean war.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard and James [DUNLAP], both of Plymouth; three sisters, Mary POWELL, of California; Maxine METHENY, Rochester, and Dorothy KIGGINS, Mentone, and three grandchildren.  A brother, Bob [DUNLAP], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, with Michael BRACKETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Vern Jenkins

Vern JENKINS, 87, Rt. 1, Bunker Hill, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born in Miami County Sept. 3, 1895, to Benjamin F. and Elizabeth LIPPOLD JENKINS.  On March 11, 1916, he married Anna BULLOCK.  She survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Peru Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Marilyn HARTS, Rochester; two sons, Kelton L. and Earle [JENKINS], both of Rt. 1, Bunker Hill; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, the Rev. John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery.  Friends may call from     2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Reathel K. Boyce

Reathel K. BOYCE, 84, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Aug. 23, 1898, in Fulton County to John H. and Lettie COOK KALMBACHER.  She was married to Horace F. BOYCE.  He preceded in death.

Surviving are a son, Morris J. BOYCE, Dayton, Ohio; two grandsons, and a brother, Oliver KALMBACHER.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Tuesday, May 10, 1983

 

Reathel K. Boyce

Services for Reathel K. BOYCE, 84, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Fla., the Rev. A. Bradford DINSMORE officiating.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Mrs. Boyce died at 8 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

On Aug. 23, 1898, she was born near Talma to John and Lettie COOK KALMBACHER.  She moved to Tampa several years ago from Rochester, returning five months ago to reside at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  On June 28, 1920, she married Horace F. BOYCE.  He died in May 1976.  She was a member of the Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church of Tampa.

Surviving are a son, Morris [BOYCE], Dayton, Ohio; two grandsons, John [BOYCE], San Diego, Calif., and Richard [BOYCE], Cranford, N.J., and a brother, Oliver KALMBACHER, Tippecanoe.

 

Charles Ross

Charles “Walter” ROSS, 61, Fulton, died of an apparent heart attack at 6 p.m. Monday while at work four miles west of Fulton.

He was born June 11, 1921, in Miami County to Gerald Fay and Martha E. BUTT ROSS.  He lived in Fulton County 25 years, coming from Plymouth.  On Sept. 29, 1951, he married Eunice WAGNER.  She survives.  He was a former employee of McCord Radiator of Plymouth and for the past 14 years had been a sheet metal mechanic.  He was a member of the Mud Creek Church of Christ and Sheet Metal Workers Local 156.

Surviving are a son, Reggie [ROSS], Greencastle; a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Valerie) GOOD, Rt. 2, Kewanna; two sisters, Alice GRAY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Amos (Phyllis) ENGLAND, Pierceton; three brothers, Gerald ROSS Jr., Tippecanoe; Dale [ROSS], Rt. 1, Warsaw, and Robert [ROSS], Tippecanoe; four grandchildren, and a step-grandchild.  A sister preceded in death.

Private family services will take place Wednesday.  Burial will be in the Horton Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 1983

 

Harry C. Skinner

Harry C. SKINNER, 66, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill two years.  He was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Harrison Township of Pulaski County to Carroll H. and Esther K. WIESJAHN.  He lived in the Kewanna area all his life.  On Aug.25, 1946, he married Belva WILLIAMS at Lake Bruce.  She survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Charlotte ROWLAND, Taft, Calif.; Marlene BOWERS, Grant, Okla., and Marcia LINK, Winamac; seven grandchildren; a sister, Helen PETERS, Rt. 1, Winamac, and a brother, Marion SKINNER, Elkhart.  A daughter preced in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, and after noon on Thursday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.


 

Thursday, May 12, 1983

 

Orra M. Glasford

Orra M. GLASFORD, 91, formerly of Rt. 2, Macy, died at 2:05 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home.

She was born May 30, 1891, in Allen Township in Miami County to Milo and Sarah POWELL NORMAN.  She lived all her life in the Macy community.  On Oct. 3, 1914, she married John W. GLASFORD.  He died Aug. 16, 1975.  She was a 50-year member of the Ebenezer Church in Miami County, and was a charter member of the Perry Townshp Home Extension Club.

Surviving are three sons, Loren [GLASFORD], San Antonio, Texas, and Willis and Melcom Dean [GLASFORD], both of Macy; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alta LEEDY, Deedsville, and Alma RABER, Macy, and a brother, John NORMAN, North Manchester.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 13, 1983

 

Florence Leiter

Graveside services for Florence LEITER, who died Feb. 9, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Rev. Bruce LEITER will officiate.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Edna E. Flenner

Edna E. FLENNER, 89, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 6 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born in Miami County April 24, 1894, to Henry P. and Viola BUTT BERGER.  On March 16, 1918, she married Fayme FLENNER in Peru.  He died July 13, 1972.  She was a member of the Ebenezer Church in Deedsville, the United Methodist Women and the Miami County Farm Bureau.

Survving are three sons, Estel H. [FLENNER], West Point, Ind., and Donald D. and Galen R. [FLENNER], both of Rt. 2, Macy; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home in Denver, the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Fannie Koomler

Fannie KOOMLER, 94, Rocheser Nursing Home, died this mornng at the Rochester Nursing Home.

She is survived by a daugher, Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Rochester.

Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Saturday, May 14, 1983

 

Fannie Koomler

Fannie KOOMLER, 94, formerly of 129 Clayton Ave., died at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home after several months of illness.

Born Oct. 26, 1888 in Porter County to Charles and Keziah BRODY WILLIAMSON, she livd here for 50 years after moving from Argos.  On April 2, 1921 she married Charles Edwin KOOMLER, who preceded her in death in 1946.  She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include one daugher, Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Rochester; three granddaughters, Mrs. Robert (Laura) KERN, Rochester, Mrs. Stanley (Julia) KNAUFF, Indianapolis, Mrs. James (Karen) BRYANT, Warsaw; one great-grandson and a sister, Olive HOFFMEISTER, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today.  Burial will be at Rochester Citizens Cemetery.

 

Monday, May 16, 1983

 

Maurice Racer

Maurice “Jack” RACER, 78, Montpelier, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Blackford County Hospital, Hartford City.

He was a retired owner-operator for 36 years of the Racer Bakery, Montpelier and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montpelier.

Surviving are the wife, Erie [RACER]; a son, William M. RACER, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Betsy) PARKER, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Walker Funeral Home, Montpelier, the Rev. Craig MURRAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Montpelier.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and prior to the service Wednesday.

 

Effie Pancake

Effie PANCAKE, 81, Melbourne, Fla., died May 11 in Melbourne.

She was born in Fulton County Oct. 18, 1901, to John and Laura DAUGHERTY THOMAS.  She was married to Marion PANCAKE, who died in 1965.

Services will be at the Rochester Citizens Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Lester D. Gibson

Lester D. GIBSON, 78, Lake Manitou, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Tuesday, May 17, 1983

 

Lester D. Gibson

Lester D. GIBSON, 78, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been ill several weeks.

He was born Sept. 30, 1904, in Miami County to Mr. and Mrs. William GIBSON.  He lived in the Rochester community for 20 years, moving from Peru.  On Nov. 20, 1926, he married Frieda A. GOTTMAN in San Francisco, Calif.  She died Oct. 6, 1975.  He was retired from the Chrysler Corp., in Kokomo, and was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 685.

Surviving is a sister-in-law, Mary GIBSON, Merced, Calif.

Services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery near Logansport, the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Arrangements were made by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Flossie P. Anderson

Flossie P. ANDERSON, 85, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Monday at the Winamac Nursing Home, Winamac.

She was born July 3, 1897, in Sparta, Wis., to Thad and Mary STEWART BEBEE.  She came to Rochester from Norfolk, Neb.  One Feb. 18, 1914, she married Herman ANDERSON in Albion, Neb.  He died Nov. 22, 1958.  She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Norfolk.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Bertha) MERSCH, Rt. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Florent (Selma) HUBERT, Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Bob (Emma) HAWK, Leiters Ford; a son, Virgil [ANDERSON], Norfolk; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.  Two daughters, two sons, three sisters, and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. John Lutheran Church, Norfolk, the Rev. Herb OLSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Clearwater Cemetery, Clearwater, Neb.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Royal Center, and after 4 p.m. Friday at the Hauser Mortuary, Norfolk.

 

May M. Miller

May Marie MILLER, 85, Grass Creek, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) NOLEN, Rochester, where she moved after becoming ill.

She moved to a farm near Rochester in 1946 from South Bend, to be close to relatives.  On Nov. 24, 1918, she married Clifford Raymond MILLER in South Bend.  He died Nov. 4, 1964.  She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the niece are several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, the Rev. Ernest COBBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mae Likes

Mae LIKES, 86, Delong, died at 7 a.m. Monday in her home after a sudden illness.

She was born June 26, 1896, in Warsaw.  She was a resident of Delong 32 years, moving from South Bend.  On Sept. 6, 1930, she married Floyd F. LIKES inGoshen.  He died in 1976.  She was a member of the Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann LIKES, Valparaiso, and a brother, Donald JOHNSON, Nappanee.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, the Rev. Floyd G. ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, and during the hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Alice Devine Coplen

Alice “Allie” DEVINE COPLEN, 63, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 11:35 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Services are pending at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 1983

 

Alice Devine Coplen

Services for Alice “Allie” DEVINE COPLEN, 63, Rt. 3, Peru, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru with Rev. Robert SELL officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, beside the church.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

She died at 11:35 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, after a four-month illness.

She was born Jan. 5, 1920, in Wabash County to Clarence and Pearl BROTHERS ENGELMAN.  Her firt husband, R.W. “Bill” DEVINE, died Sept. 19, 1969.  She married Porter COPLEN Aug. 9, 1974.  He survives.  She was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru.

Surviving with the husband are four sons, Richard DEVINE, Peru; Jeffrey and Tom DEVINE, both of Florence, Ky.; and Mike DEVINE, Bremen; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Patricia) HEVEZI, Peru; four brothers, Merle BROTHERS, Fort Wayne; Hubert BROTHERS, Monticello; Tim BROTHERS, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dick BROTHERS, Wabash; four sisters, Beatrice WHITE, Wabash; Dorothy SHERIDAN, Largo, Fla.; Reba MULLINS, Rt. 7, Rochester, and Eloise KRANING, North Brook, Ill., and eight grandchildren.
Minnie A. Smalley

Minnie A. SMALLEY, 73, of Rt. 2, Akron, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She was born Feb. 7, 1910, in Kosciusko County to Amber and Mary MILLER SANDS.  She lived most of her life in the Burket and Beaver Dam area.  On Aug. 29, 1930, she married Donald SMALLEY.  He survives.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, the EMW, and the Seward Home Extension Club.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Mitchell (Linda) TUCKER, Claypool; two sons, Gerald and Wayne [SMALLEY], both of Claypool; two sisters, Zeta PARKER, Burket, and Lulu EATON, Mentone; a brother, John SANDS, Claypool; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Peggy JEFFRIES officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery near Akron.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

 

Gail A. Thompson

Gail A. THOMPSON, 84, 315 E. Walnut St., Argos, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.  He was born Aug. 28, 1898, in Kosciusko County to John H. and Anna Laura McCLISH THOMPSON.  He resided in the Argos Community most of his life.  On Oct. 1, 1933, he married Hazel HESSLER in St. Joseph, Mich.  She survives.  He retired in 1957 after 20 years with the Nickel Plate Railroad.  He had owned the Argos Candy Kitchen.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. William (Sharon) DILLE, Argos, and Mrs. Karl (Judy) ALLEN Jr., Monticello; four sons, Jim and Terry [THOMPSON], Warsaw; Donald [THOMPSON], Providence, R.I., and Robert [THOMPSON], Argos; nineteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and the hour prior to service Friday.

 

Thursday, May 19, 1983

 

Helen M. Woodcox

Helen Marie WOODCOX, 66, of 15289 Kerlin Drive, Granger, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Fountainview Place Nursing Home, Mishawaka.  She had been ill the past year.

She was born Jan. 4, 1917, at Twelve Mile to Roy and Geneva GOTTSCHALK DAVIS.  Her mother survives.  She lived in Granger a year, previously residing in Rochester and Kewanna.  On Feb. 15, 1936, she married Robert WOODCOX in Rochester.  He died in November 1964.  Due to illness, she retired several years ago from Singer Controls at North Manchestr.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Kewanna.  Surviving with the mother of Granger are a granddaughter, Mrs. Dennis (Beth) TERRY, Fort Wayne; a grandson, James Allen WOODCOX, Fort Wayne; two great-granddaughters; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy MELLVILLE, Granger, and five brothers,  Donald and Robert DAVIS, both of Rochester; Ray and Charles DAVIS, both of Abilene, Texas, and Ralph DAVIS, Norcross, Ga.

Private services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


 

Friday, May 20, 1983

 

Ruth M. Newell

Ruth M. NEWELL, 72, of 219 Fulton Ave., died at 11:35 p.m. Thursday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She had been ill a year.

She was born Nov. 8, 1910, in Fulton County to Fred and Nettie LOWE CARR.  She was married to Harry “Hank” NEWELL.  He died April 28, 1978.  She was a member of the DAR.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Diane) PAYNE, Munster, and Mrs. Robert (Becky) CURTIS, Rochester; a son, David L. “Tony” NEWELL, Indianapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Paul (Clarabelle) ROCKWELL, Mrs. Dale (Madge) MILLISER and Mrs. Paul (Louise) DRUDGE, all of Rochester, and Mrs. William (Ida Katherine) CUTSHAW, Boise, Idaho, and two brothers, Clarence CARR, Logansport, and Westel CARR, Rochester, Private committal ceremonies will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Manitou Training Center or the Fulton County Library for the moving and preserving of the library flagpole that was given by the Manitou DAR.

 

Saturday, May 21, 1983

 

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Monday, May 23, 1983

 

Isadore E. Crist

Isadore E. CRIST, 75, Rt. 3, Kewanna, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born Nov. 21, 1907, in Monterey to Joseph and Mary SMITH CRIST.  On June 28, 1932, he married Helen PERRY in Monterey.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, and the Holy Name Society.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Dolores MILLER, Denver, Colo.; Alice McCRACKIN, Carson City, Mich.; Barbara HENDRICKSON, Rt. 6, Rochester; Patricia GIRTON, Hobart, and Marcia GEARHART, Winamac; twin sons, Joseph [CRIST], Rt. 5, Winamac, and James [CRIST], New Haven; three sisters, Bertha HARTMAN, Plymouth; Julia FAULTICH, Monterey, and Bernice HOFFMAN, South Bend, and fifteen grandchildren.  A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Joseph BRUETSCH officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery, Monterey.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the St. Ann’s Memorial Fund.
Norma R. Caddy

Norma Ruth CADDY, 64, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 6:45 a.m. today in her home.  She had been in failing health four years.

She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Mishawaka to Arthur and Ruth HUTCHINSON WEGNER.  She lived in Rochester 26 years, coming from Augusta, Kan.  On Jan. 29, 1938, she married William H. CADDY in Mishawaka.  He survives.  She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Marilyn R. CADDY, Rt. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Byron (Sue) WALTZ, Rochester; three sons, William Jr., David A. and Patrick [CADDY], all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Betty) BROWN, Sun Valley, Calif., and two brothers, Arthur WEGNER, Osceola, and Richard WEGNER, Kansas.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, west of Rochester.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

 

Theresa E. Dille

Theresa E. DILLE, 90, Rt. 1, Argos, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had been ill six months.

She was born Jan. 7, 1893, at Bruce Lake to Charles and Polly FELTY MOORE.  On Nov. 1, 1921, she married Baker DILLE in Plymouth.  He died Aug. 25, 1974.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Elnora) RINGER, Point Charlotte, Fla., and Mrs. Laura BRENNEMAN, Plymouth; a son, William [DILLE], Argos; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther HENDRICKSON, Plymouth, and two brothers, Lloyd MOORE, Bruce Lake, and Forrest MOORE, South Bend.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Susan Dick

Susan SHIVELY DICK, 37, Omaha, Neb., died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday at University Hospital in Omaha.

She was born Dec. 21, 1945 in Warsaw to Donald and Josephine ROBERTS SHIVELY, who reside in Leesburg.  She was married Aug.6, 1970 to James DICK; he survives.  She had lived in Omaha for six years, moving there from Leesburg.

Surviving with her husband, a former Talma resident, and parents are a son, Jeremy [DICK], at home; a brother, John SHIVELY, Goshen, and two nephews.

Private graveside services will be Wednesday at the Leesburg Cemetery with the Rev. N. Dale MENDENHALL officiating.  Friends may call at the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, from     7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Thursday, May 24, 1983

 

Jesse F. Shriver

Jesse Floyd SHRIVER, 64, 20912 Iris Road, Argos, died at 9:06 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill a month.

He was born June 27, 1918, in Akron to Clarence and Jessie ACKEY SHRIVER.  He lived most of his life in Marshall and Fulton counties.  His wife is the former Helen J. LARGE.  She survives.  He was retired from AM General in South Bend.  He was a member of the Rochester St. John Lutheran Church and was an elder in the church 15 years.  A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Floyd [SHRIVER], Jr., Argos; Monty Lane [SHRIVER], Plymouth, and Roark Scott [SHRIVER], St. John, Ind.; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Mildred HARPER, Akron, and Iva SHRIVER, Rochester; a brother, Lloyd SHRIVER, Palm Springs, Fla., and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Martin [SHRIVER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John Lutheran Church, the Rev. Alfred W. SCHUBERT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, and the hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Jennie Riley

Jennie RILEY, 96, Rt. 2, Rocheter, died at 5:27 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had resided 10 years at te Rochester  Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1887, in Rochester to Warren and Mary Ellen KUHN HEETER.  She lived all of her life in the Akron and Rochester communities.  On Aug. 17, 1910, she married Ellis RILEY.  He died April 11, 1966.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Nina SPURLOCK and Katherine OVERMYER, both of Rochester, and Helen BRIGHT, Fort Wayne; three sons, Monroe [RILEY], Fort Wayne; Theodore [RILEY], South Bend, and Raymond [RILEY], Kokomo; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.  A son, three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sheetz Funeral Home,Akron, the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Ross H. Kantzer

Ross Henry “Pappy” KANTZER, 77, Twelve Mile, died at 1 a.m. today at his home.

He was born Feb. 20, 1906, in Peru to George and Emma Mae DeHAVEN KANTZER.  On Jan. 13, 1928, he married Laura MOSS in Tipton.  She survives.  He was a retired carpenter after 25 years at Ross-Bookwalter Construction Co., Twelve Mile.  He was a retired volunteer fireman of the Twelve Mile Fire Station, a member of the Lions Club and the AFL.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Valerie ZIMMERMAN, Logansport; three sons, Kenneth [KANTZER], New York, N.Y.; Rex [KANTZER], Logansport, and Sherman [KANTZER], Rt. 3, Peru; six grandchildren, and two brothers, Lee [KANTZER], Logansport, and Glen [KANTZER], Fort Wayne.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, the Rev. John PATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Cemetery, Cass County.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Estle Eshelman

Estle “Jay” ESHELMAN, 77, of 217 N. Maple St., Argos, died of a heart attack at 12:46 a.m. today at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  He was admitted Monday.

He was born Nov. 5, 1905, to Clarence and Evaline CLEMONS ESHELMAN.  He lived in Argos several years, moving from Plymouth, where he lived most of his life.  On April 18, 1926, he married Bessie THOMPSON in Rochester.  She survives.  He was a retired landscaper and was a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Clarice) SPINDLER, Plymouth; Mrs. Paul (Jean) MITCHELL, Culver, and Mrs. Richard (Mary) DUNCAN, Torrance, Calif.; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Marie HORN and Mrs. Homer CARL, both of Huntington.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 1983

 

Pauline Sittler

Pauline SITTLER, 68, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home.

She was born in Silver Lake June 14, 1914, to Irvin and Elsie CLINK PARKER.  On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Robert R. SITTLER.  He survives.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Diane) HATTERY, Rochester, Minn.; a son, Richard [SITTLER], Glasgow, Ky.; a brother, C. Huram PARKER, Silver Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Cloice (Cleo) CLAY and Mrs. Wallace (Dortha) CLAY, both of Warsaw, and five grandchildren.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Peggy JEFFRIES officiating.  Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Chamness-Tucker Funeral Home, Claypool.
Thursday, May 26, 1983

 

A. V. Purdue

A. V. PURDUE, 81, principal of Rochester high school from 1938-49, died April 16 in Culver Hospital at Crawfordsville after a short illness.  He had resided at R.R. 2, Jamestown.  Word of his death was just received here.

Mr. Purdue had retired after 46 years as teacher and school administrator.  He was principal at New Ross and Granville Wells high schools following his tenure at Rochester and also served on the IHSAA Board of Control in 1960-61.

Born Aug. 24, 1901, he was the son of John and Sarah OWENS PURDUE.  His marriage was June 4, 1929 at Waynetown to Vera HAYS, who died Dec. 23, 1982.

A member of the New Ross United Methodist church, he was a graduate of Advance high school and earned degrees from Central Normal College, Indiana State and Purdue universities.

A sister, Vessie SPARKS of Crawfordsville, is the only survivor.

Rites were held at Hunt and Son funeral home in Crawfordsville and burial was in Oakland cemetery, northwest of Crawfordsville.

 

Garrett H. Ginn

Garrett H. GINN, 86, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Jan. 7, 1897, in Henry Township to John E. and Amanda MILLER GINN.  He lived in Fulton County all his life.  On Oct. 16, 1915, he married Mary BURNS in Rochester.  She died Dec. 15, 1981.  He was a retired farmer and a member since 1916 of the Athens United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Byron E. GINN, Rochester, and James E. GINN, Glendale, Calif.; four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  A brother, Estil GINN, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 27, 1983

 

Jesse L. Overmyer

Jesse L. OVERMYER, 77, of 422 W. Jefferson St., Culver, died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill three weeks.

He was born Feb. 21, 1906, in Fulton County to Franklin and Myrtille McKEE OVERMYER.  He lived in Marshall and Fulton counties all his life.  On Sept. 30, 1961, he married Daisy ECKMAN.  She survives.  A retried painter and decorator, he was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Culver, and Lions Club and Eagles Lodge of Culver and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a niece and a nephew.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, the Rev. Walter VONDEROHE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Saturday, and until noon on Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Grace United Church of Christ or the Heart Association.
Allen E. Shafer

Allen E. SHAFER, 66, Rt. 5, Logansport, died at 8:42 p.m. Thursday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born April 23, 1917, in Royal Center to George A. and Mildred ROBINSON SHAFER.  They survive.  On April 12, 1939, he married Geneva DAY in Star City.  She survives.  He was a retired Adams County farmer, breeder of Appaloosa horses, owner of A and G Timber Co., and was a former county commissioner.  He was a member of the Royal Center Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, Fort Wayne Valley of the Scottish Rite, and the Logansport Elks Lodge.

Surviving with the wife and parents are a son, Jay [SHAFER], Twelve Mile; a brother, Ellis [SHAFER], Royal Center, and two grandchildren. A granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Garden Chapel, Royal Center, the Rev. John PATTERSON officiating.  Burial will be at the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of services.

 

Saturday, May 28, 1983

 

Clarence J. Garver

Clarence J. GARVER, 80, Moore Haven, Fla., and formerly of Kewanna, died at the St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla., at 1:15 a.m. today.

Born June 9, 1902, in Pulaski County to John and Anna GAFF GARVER, he married Pauline BAGWELL, who survives.  He was a retired Union Township farmer.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Garold GARVER, Rochester, Ralph GARVER, Logansport, Paul GARVER, Casper, Wyo.; one sister, Ruth ROYER, Winamac; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  One son, one sister and one brother are deceased.

Rites are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Monday, May 30, 1983

 

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Tuesday, May 31, 1983

 

Collin James Vrana

Collin James VRANA, infant son of Jack and Kathy VRANA, Angola, died Friday in Angola.  He was born May 10.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Lauren Anne [VRANA], 19 months; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James BUTLER, Angole, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim VRANA, Rochester.

Graveside services were conducted in Angola Monday.
Clarence J. Garver

Services for Clarence J. GARVER, 80, Moore Haven, Fla., will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and the hour prior to the service at the church.

He died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla.  He was born June 9, 1902, in Pulaski County to John and Anna GAFF GARVER.  On Feb. 20, 1924, he married Pauline BAGWELL in Winamac.  She survives.  He was a retired Union Township farmer and a member of the Star City United Methodist Church and the Modern Woodmen Association.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Garold [GARVER], Rochester; Ralph [GARVER], Logansport, and Paul [GARVER], Mills, Wyo.; a sister, Ruth ROYER, Winamac; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  A son, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

 

Ernest G. Eber

Ernest G. EBER, 79, of 401 Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 8:33 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill since April.

He was born in Akron Oct. 14, 1903, to John and Cora UTTER EBER, living most of his life in the Akron community.  On May 17, 1936, he married Margaret HAINES.  She survives. He retired in 1952 from General Electric in Fort Wayne and in 1967 from Sonoco in Akrn.  He was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Mary Lou) COX, Zionsville; a son, Phillip [EBER], Roanoke; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Russell EBER, Mentone.  A grandson, sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God, the Revs. Harold CONRAD and James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, and the hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Wednesday, June 1, 1983

 

Catherine L. Regenos

Catherine L. REGENOS, 30, Yellow Creek Lake (Rt. 1, Claypool), died unexpectedly at 11 p.m. Monday in her home.

She was born Oct. 22, 1952, in San Bernardino, Calif.  She lived at Yellow Creek Lake a month, moving from Georgia.  Her husband, Marco REGENOS, survives.  She was employed at Lukie’s Restaurant, Warsaw.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Rita SCHULTZ and Johnnie Lynn SCHULTZ, Wanatah; three sisters, Carol SCHULTZ, LaCrosse; Ada RADCLIFFE, Chesterton, and Mary Lou HALL, Valparaiso, and a brother, Bill GARNER, Valparaiso.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Wanatah Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.
M. Louise Tyson

M. Louise TYSON, 53, of 545 N. Franklin St., Mentone, was dead upon arrival at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She died shortly after becoming ill at work at the Broadway Tavern in Mentone.  She was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Chicago to Arthur and Ruth LOVE.  She lived in Mentone two years, moving from Akron.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol BURNS, Peru; a son, Jimmie L. BURNS, Mentone; a step-daughter, Judy HARTUP, Pierceton; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Arthur LOVE, Jackson, Mich., and Richard LOVE, Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Lee STUBBLEFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Omega Church Cemetery, southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, June 2, 1983

 

Sammie Ricker

Sammie “Sam” RICKER, 69, Rt. 2, Rochester (Athens), died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home.  He had been ill several years.

He was born Nov. 10, 1913, in Scottsboro, Ala., to Jona and Marjorie ALEXANDER RICKER.  He moved to the Athens community in 1951 from Scottsboro.  On Sept. 9, 1967, he married Mildred LOCK EDGINGTON in Athens.  She survives.  He was a retired residential construction worker.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and served in the Navy in World War II.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Margaret JETT and Lois RICKER, both of Huntsville, Ala.; Clara RICKER, Gainsville, Ga., and Linda BENTLY, Cocoa, Fla.; two sons, Franklin and Sammy [RICKER] Jr., both of Scottsboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Mazie OLDAJER, Hickson, Tenn., and two brothers, the Rev. George RICKER, Talladega, Ala, and Albert RICKER, Scottsboro.  A twin brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.  The Leroy Shelton American Legion and Manitou VFW are in charge of graveside military rites.

 

Robert L. Igney

Robert L. IGNEY, 63, Rt. 1, Claypool, died unexpectedly at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday.  He was dead upon arrival at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

He was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Frankfort to Fay and Ola MYERS IGNEY.  They survive.  He lived in the Claypool area 13 years, coming from Michigan.  On Dec. 11, 1941, he married C. Ruth STEWARD.  She survives.  He was a social studies teacher at Tippecanoe Valley High School, worked for Dow Chemicals from 1946-48, and coached basketball at Kendallville and Lebanon.  He was a 1941 graduate of Purdue University, captained his senior year college basketall team and served in the Army in World War II.

Surviving with the parents and wife are two sons, Gary Michael [IGNEY], Cincinnati, Ohio, and Robert [IGNEY], Indianapolis; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Herbert SIMS, Frankfort.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating.  Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rossville Cemetery, Rossville.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.


 

Friday, June 3, 1983 to Saturday, June 4, 1983

 

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Monday, June 6, 1983

 

Goldie G. Stayton

Goldie G. STAYTON, 93, of 12727 20B Road, Argos, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She had been ill eight weeks.

She was born Nov. 15, 1889, in Green Township, Marshall County, to Edward and Mary BICKEL PERSONETT.  She lived all of her life in Marshall County.  On April 10, 1909, she married David A. STAYTON in Plymouth.  He survives.  She was a member of the Santa Anna Ladies Aid and the Church of Christ, Plymouth.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) McGRIFF and Mrs. Maurice (Virginia) WALLACE, both of Argos; a son, Vernon [STAYTON], Rochester; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Bourbon, and a brother, Norman PERSONETT, Plymouth.  A son, Lowell [STAYTON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be at the Jordon Cemetery, southwest of Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. until the services Wednesday.

 

Wilhelminna J. Hetzner

Wilhelminna Johanna HETZNER, 78, Denver, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

She was born Oct. 30, 1904, at Gar Creek, Ind., to William and Anna MYERS GEVERS.  On Jan. 13, 1937, she married Alfred Michael HETZNER.  He died Oct. 15, 1968.  She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy HIGHTSHOE, Denver; Sally SNYDER, Fort Wayne, and Minnie Leona HETZNER, Denver; two sons, Alfred William [HETZNER], Denver, and John Paul [HETZNER], Kokomo; a step-son, Deverl HETZNER, Camden; two sisters, Paula ad Frieda GEVERS, Hoagland; three brothers, Edmond [GEVERS], Arcole; Robert and Martin [GEVERS], both of Hoagland; eleven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A step-son, two grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 7, 1983

 

Rella M. Hatfield

Rella M. HATFIELD, 86, Burket, died of a heart attack at 1:20 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been ill several months.

She was born Aug. 22 1896, in Hamilton County, Ill., to Thomas F. and Sarah Jane BARKER MOSS.  She lived in the Burket community 54 years.  On April 18, 1927, she married Homer C. HATFIELD in Mount Vernon, Ill.  He died April 11, 1963.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church.  With her husband, and for several years after his death, she operated the Hatfield Garage in Burket.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Ernie MOSS, Springfield, Ill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Burket United Methodist Church, the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, and at the church the hour prior to services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Burket United Methodist Church.

 

Wednesday, June 8, 1983

 

Ethel M. Willard

Ethel Mae WILLARD, 75, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, formerly of 335 Ohio St., died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  She had been ill several years.

She was born March 11, 1908, in Chicago to William and Cora EASTWOOD.  She lived in the Rochester community most of her life.  On March 29, 1924, she married Daniel WILLARD in St. Joseph, Mich.  He died March 7, 1957.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Wanda) BOLDA, Richmond, Va., and Mrs. James (Kathryn) ADAMS, Rochester; two sons, James [WILLARD], Studio City, Calif., and Dorney [WILLARD], Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Preceding in death were a son, William [WILLARD], killed in World War II, and two brothers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Friday.

 

Thursday, June 9, 1983

 

Ralph W. Whittenberger

Ralph W. “Pete” WHITTENBERGER, 86, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 12:20 a.m. today at his home.  He had been ill three months.

He was born June 10, 1896, in Akron to Samuel and Daisy PEARSON WHITTENBERGER.  He lived in the Akron community all his life.  On Feb. 19, 1919, he married Marie BERGER.  She survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Modern Woodmen.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Mary Ann) COX and Mrs. Guy (Helen) HILL, both of Akron; two sons, Donald [WHITTBNBERGER], Mexico, and Joseph [WHITTENBERGER, Akron; eight grandchildren, and eleven great-granchildren.  A brother preceded in death.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God, the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Friday, June 10, 1983

 

Warren M. Conover

Warren M. CONOVER, 92, Rockport, formerly of Aubbeenaubbee Township, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville.

Services are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

Mr. Conover was the last survivor of the group of men who formed the Johnson Outboard Motor Co.  The other men were the brothers, Harry, Louis, Julius and Clarence JOHNSON.

Mr. Conover was born on a farm near Terre Haute and grew up with the Johnson brothers in the Terre Haute area.  The five established Johnson Outboard Motor Co. in South Bend, later moving the factory to Waukegan, Ill.

During a boating trip on the Tippecanoe River in 1924, Mr. Conover spotted a farm on the north bank near Leiters Ford that he decided he would like to purchase. Ten yeas later, he did so and retired from the Johnson company to pursue a farming life.

He moved to a home in Rockport along the banks of the Ohio River several years ago.

 

Saturday, June 11, 1983

 

Warren M. Conover

Graveside services for Warren M. CONOVER, 92, Rockport, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Culver Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Alva WARD officiating.  The Bonine Funeral Home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Conover died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville.

He was born Nov. 23, 1890 to Rolph and Anna SMITH CONOVER and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township since 1935 before moving to Rockport several years ago.  He was married in 1910 to Lutie M. JOHNSON, who died in 1961.  He later was married to Anna MOHR, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, W. Clay CONOVER, Waukegan, Ill.; two grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.

 

Howard Daniels

Word has been received of the death of Howard DANIELS, West Palm Beach, Fla., who died May 30.  Graveside services were conducted at the Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in West Palm Beach on June 1.

Mr. Daniels and his wife formerly resided i the Talma community.

 

Monday, June 13, 1983

 

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Tuesday, June 14, 1983

 

Florence M. Murphy

Florence Mae MURPHY, 52, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill several years.

She was born April 3, 1931, in Rochester to Roy E. and Dorothy STOKES SMITH.  Her father survives.  Her mother died in 1969.  She lived in Akron all her life.  On Feb. 24, 1950, she married Lee A. MURPHY in Akron.  He survives.  She was a former employee of Chamberlain’s Products and a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

Surviving with the husband and father are two daughters, Mrs. Steven (Catherine) HELLER, Mentone, and Mrs. Stephen (Patricia Sue) MYERS, Leesburg; three sons, Terry L. [MURPHY], Indianapolis; Michael Lee [MURPHY], Pierceton, and Stephen L. [MURPHY], Akron; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Laura) TUCKER Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Donald (Margaret) SWICK, Claypool.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Fueral Home, the Rev. Fred LANDOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday.

 

Romaine Capper

Romaine TIFFANY CAPPER, 79, Rt. 1, Star Ciy, died at 9 p.m. Sunday at her home.  She had been in failing health six years.

She was born Nov. 22, 1903 in Chicago to Luther Scott and Emma BERRY TIFFANY.  She was married June 2, 1923 in Chicago to John S. CAPPER Jr., who survives.  She moved in 1923 to Star City.  She raised Burbon Red turkeys.  She was a member of the Star City United Methodist Church, the WSCS of the church, the Eastern Star of Kewanna and the Pulaski County Memorial Hospital Aixiliary.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Betty LEY, Melbourne, Fla.; Virginia KLANN, Rochester, and Marilyn HEINSEN, Punta Gorda, Fla.; two sons, John F. “Jack” CAPPER III, Winamac, and Thomas Scott CAPPER, Star City; nineteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert TIFFANY, Naples, Fla.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with the Revs. Rex CHARLES and Carl THOMPSON officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens at Winamac.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Star City United Methodist Church or the Heart Fund.
Hattie Listenberger

Hattie LISTENBERGER, 92, of 307 N. First St., Argos, died at 1125 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born March 24, 1891, in Argos to Henry and Rosezetta KAMP CROUSE.  She lived in the Argos community all her life.  On Oct. 7, 1908, she married William LISTENBERGER.  He died Aug.12, 1969.  With her husband she managed and owned the Argos Cafe many years. She was a member of the Argos Congreational Christian Church and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Betty) CURRENS, South Bend; two sons Darwin [LISTENBERGER], South Bend, and Floyd [LISTENBERGER], Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. C.O. (Marjorie) MORIARTY, Culver, and two brothers, Lloyd CROUSE, Argos, and Don CROUSE, Plymouth. Two daughters, Geraldine and Lena [LISTENBERGER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday June 15, 1983

 

Ethel Poore Justus

Ethel POORE JUSTUS, 94, of 1609 Lake Ave., Plymouth died at 4:57 a.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  She had been ill six weeks.

She was born Nov. 7, 1888, in Leiters Ford to Eugene and Laura HEETER RALSTON.  She lived in Argos and Plymouth most of her life and wintered several years at Satellite Beach, Fla.  For the past several years she lived with her daughter.  In 1910 she married Ray POORE in Culver.  He preceded in death.  She later married Frank JUSTUS.  He died in 1970.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the Plymouth Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Mary Donna) KREIGHBAUM, Plymouth; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy DICKEY, Satellite Beach.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.  The Plymouth Eastern Star will have a memorial service at 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, June 16, 1983 to Saturday, June 18, 1983

 

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Monday, June 20, 1983

 

Shirley E. Brown Sr.

Shitley E. BROWN Sr., 83, Hartford City, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at Blackford County Hospital, where he was admitted June 13.  He had been ill several months.

He was born Nov. 14, 1899, in Hartford City.  On Oct. 16, 1921, he married Ethel M. BANTER in Hartford City.  She survives.  He retired after 35 years from 3-M Inc. in Hartford City and was a member of the Hartford City Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Shirley E. BROWN Jr., Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Max (Maxine) WAGNER, Hartford City; a brother; three sisters; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Keplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City with the Rev. Hilton WHITAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Hartford City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and prior to services Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, June 21, 1983

 

Opal Sweet

Opal SWEET, 67, of 1608 Wallace Ave., died at 4:44 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient a week.  She had been ill five years.

She was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Athens to George C. and Tessie MOORE HATTERY.  She lived in the Rochester and Athens communities all her life.  On June 30, 1935, she married William H. SWEET in Rochester.  He survives.  She was a member of the Rochester church of the Nazarene.

Surviving with the husband are five daughters, Mrs. William (Patricia) MASTERSON, Leiters Ford; Norma SWEET, Wilma HART and Mrs. Harold (Kathy) McCALLA, all of Rochester, and Mrs. David (Becky) KNAUFF, Macy; a son, George [SWEET], Rochester; five granddaughters; a great-granddaughter, and three brothers, Wilson HATTERY, Peru; George HATTERY, Rochester, and Robert HATTERY, Plymouth.  Two sons, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.

 

Francis H. Rogers

Friends here have learned of the death of Francis Hubert ROGERS, 60, Hemet, Calif.  He died Sunday following an illness of over a year.

He was born in Rochester to Lester and Phelisha ROGERS.

Survivors are his wife, Barbara [ROGERS]; a daughter, Niki [ROGERS], at home; a brother, William [ROGERS], Phoenix, Ariz., and three sisters, all of California.

Services were conducted at the Memorial Chapel at Hemet.
Meredith K. Baird

Meredith K. BAIRD, 69, Fulton, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  She had been ill two months.

She was born Nov. 12, 1913, in Pulaski County to Garfield W. and Nellie P. DUBES NEWELL.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County.  On Dec. 24, 1931, she married Walter F. BAIRD in Rochester.  He died Nov. 1, 1977.

Suviving are a son, Larry W. “Bud” BAIRD, Rt. 1, Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Sherald (Jean) TAM, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Michael (Cozetta K.) GRABLE, Rt. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Everett NEWELL, Rt. 1, Macy; Russell A. NEWELL, Michigantown; Tom M. NEWELL, South Whitley, and Fred E. NEWELL, Reno, Nev.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until services.

 

Wednesday, June 22, 1983

 

Beulah V. Hoover

Beulah V. HOOVER, 76, of 402 Weidner Ave., Argos, died at 3:45 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been ill with cancer for two years.

She was born Nov. 23, 1906, in Logansport to Simon and Ida SANNER RUFF.  She lived in Argos six years, moving from Rochester.  Prior to that she lived several years in Tippecanoe. On Dec. 7, 1924, she married Lloyd HOOVER in South Bend.  He survives. She was a piano teacher and a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Norma) WEAVER, Rt. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. James (Barbara) WINENGER, Argos; sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Phyllis Jeanne NEWCOMB, Rochester, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Argos United Methodist Church, the Revs. Richard LEWKE and Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Fiends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and the hour prior to services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall County.

 

Thursday, June 23, 1983

 

Opal H. Edwards

Opal H. EDWARDS, 70, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 7:45 a.m. today in her home.

She was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Wayne County to Omer and Daisy MORRIS CHANDLER.  On June 5, 1929, she married Forrest F. EDWARDS.  He survives.  She was postmistress for West Middleton from 1950-71.  She was a member of Southside Church of Christ, Kokomo, and the National Association of Postmasters.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Yvonne RATCLIFF, Kewanna; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ann WELLS, Russiaville.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fenn Funeral Home, 416 S. Union St., Kokomo, the Rev. Everett RINGEISEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call today from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 1983

 

Roy D. Brubaker

Roy D. BRUBAKER, 67, 2424 S. Webster St., Kokomo, died at 6:37 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Rochester to Roy S. and Zora Edith LALMAUGH BRUBAKER.  On April 27, 1946. He married Grace CONRAD.  She survives.  In 1980 he retired from Indiana Bell after 34 years.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a Culver volunteer fireman several years.  He was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Elks and Moose lodges, and the Telephone Pioneers, all of Kokomo, and the Culver Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Ann PATTERSON, Kokomo, and Sharon BRUBAKER, Davison, Mich.; two grandchildren; two sisters Jean COLLEY and Marjorie COOK, both of Angola; a brother, Kenneth [BRUBAKER], Simi, Calif., and a step-mother, Edna BRUBAKER, Fort Wayne.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo, the Rev. Harold WILLIAMS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph intensive care unit.

 

Saturday, June 25, 1983

 

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Monday, June 27, 1983

 

Walter E. Lesley

Walter Edward LESLEY, 74, Mexico, died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born in Miami County Jan. 14, 1909, to George and Annie RITZMAN LESLEY.  On Nov. 30, 1926, he married Carlotta KOTTERMAN in Peru.  She died March 12, 1967.  He married Marlee COVER, Sept. 1, 1968.  She survives.  He retired from Federal Fertilizer in 1974.  He was a member of the Mexico First Brethren Church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Koyce KEYES, Mexico, and Juel MONGOSA, Rt. 1, Denver; two sons, William LESLEY, Mexico, and Edward LESLEY, Rt. 1, Macy; two step-daughters, Linda WOODHOUSE, Greenfield, and Mary Ruth KEELING, Rt. 3, Peru; twenty grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Clarence LESLEY, Rt. 3, Kokomo.  A son, three granddaughters,  three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mexico First Brethren Church, the Revs. Gerald ZOOK and Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, and the hour prior to services at the church.
James A. Williams

James Allen WILLIAMS, 65, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill two weeks.

He was born March 29, 1918, in Athens to Ray and Blanche Fae WILLIAMS.  He lived in Rochester all his life.  On May 22, 1948, he married Irene M. POLEN in Rochester. She survives.  In 1980 he retired from Torin, Inc.  He was a member of the First Chrisian Church, Masonic Temple, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Mizpah Shrine Temple of Fort Wayne, Manitou Shrine Club, Fulton County RSVP, Golden Agers, I.O.O.F. Lodge, Manitou Moose Lodge, Rochester VFW and American Legion, and was a past-master of the Masonic Lodge.  He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Martie WILLIAMS, Edgerton, Mo.; a son, Joe R. [WILLIAMS], Rochester; two grandsons, Nicholas and Kiel [WILLIAMS], both of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Virgil (Opal) STANGER and Mrs. Kenneth (Ruby) LOCKRIDGE, both of Daytona Beach, Fla.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Tuesday.  A memorial service by the Masonic Lodge will be at 8 p.m. today.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Diane Bolen

Diane BOLEN, 29, Athens, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been ill five weeks.

She was born in Warsaw Oct. 7, 1953, to Earl and Barbara BLOSSER OSBURN.  Her mother survives.  She lived in Warsaw most of he life.  On Feb 28, 1977, she married Vernon BOLEN.  He survives.  She was a clerk at Hart Schaffner & Marx.

Surviving with the husband and mother are step-father, James FAWLEY, Warsaw; her step-mother, Sharon OSBURN, Warsaw; a half-sister, Cindy FAWLEY, Warsaw; three step-sisters, Linda SLAVEN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Kenneth (Pat) FAWLEY and Mrs. Rick (Joy) KELLEY, both of Pierceton; two brothers, Fred OSBURN, Warsaw, and James OSBURN, Mentone, and a step-brother, Terry SLAVEN, Warsaw.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Titus Funeral Home Warsaw, the Rev. Glenn MITCHELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Warsaw Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.

 

Ruth Blocker

Ruth BLOCKER, 72, of 729 E. 18th St., died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born In Urbana, Ill., Jan. 28, 1913.  She resided in Rochester over a year, coming from Warsaw.  She was retired from Uniroyal in Warsaw.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. David (Marion) BIRDEN and Patricia CAUDILL, both of Rochester, and Sharon OSBURN, Warsaw; two sons, David BARTS, Rochester, and Robert WEBSTER, Montpelier, VA.; a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Helen) BROCKSMITH, Plymouth; twelve grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

Services are pending at the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.
Robert H. McCart

Robert H. McCART, 66, of 330 W. 12th St., died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, where he had been admitted Friday.  He had been ill 11 months.

He was born in Brownstown March 11, 1917, to James and Dott FURGUSON McCART.  He lived here 25 years, coming from Logansport.  On Appril 25, 1955, he married June M. HELMER in Rochester.  She survives.  He was an accountant and a member of the Rochester American Legion and VFW and the Logansport Eagles and Elks lodges.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Judy) HUFFMAN, Greendale, Wis..; two step-daughters, Mrs. Richard (Linda) TOLLE and Mrs. Daniel (Carol) PHILLIPS, both of  Cedar Lake; two grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren, and a step-great-granddaughter.

Following cremation, services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.

 

Katherine M. Peffley

Katherine M. PEFFLEY, 67, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 12:56 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been ill several days.

She was born June 3, 1916, in Mendon, W. Va.  She lived in Mentone 23 years.  On Jan. 6, 1959, she married David L. PEFFLEY in Dayton, Ohio.  He survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Dixie BORDEN, Orlando, Fla., and Judi MURPHY, Brea, Calif.; three sons, Michael SMITH, Dayton; Richard PEFFLEY, Lake Jackson, Texas, and Timothy PEFFLEY, Fort Wayne; a sister, Vivian BLAKE, Oak Hill, W. Va.; a brother, Elmer SMITH, Los Angeles, Calif.; ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday at the Mentone First Baptist Church, the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Tuesday, June 28, 1983

Ruth Blocker

Services for Ruth BLOCKER, 70, of 729 E. 18th St., will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, the Rev. Howard SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today.

She died at 7:40 p.m. sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Howard M. Wood

Howard M. WOOD, 72, of 1208 Wabash Ave., died early this morning in Woodlawn Hospital, shortly after admission following an apparent heart attack.

He was born Oct. 21, 1910, in Rocheter to Charles ad Ada SWARTZLANDER WOOD.  He lived his entire life in Rocheer.  On March 17, 1935, he married Florence Arlene McCALLA in Rochester.  She survives.  In 1977 he retired from the electrical Maintenance department at Torx Inc.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Carolyn) HIATT, Rt. 3, Rochester; a granddaughter, Mrs. Gerald (Cheryl) BIELER, Cincinnati, Ohio; a grandson, Gary HIATT, Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith GARNER, Rochester, and Mrs. Leston (Edna) GOODYEAR, Churubusco; a brother, Rex WOOD, Oseola, and nieces and nephews. A sistr and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. F.G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

 

Wednesday, June 29, 1983

 

Paul L Riggs Sr.

Paul Lavere RIGGS Sr., 82, Keystone, Ind., died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at the Blackord County Hospital, Hartford Ciy.  He was born Sept. 27, 1901, in Wells County to Oliver D. and Ella HUNLEY RIGGS.  On Sept. 11, 1920, he married Nellie Faye SPEECE in Wells County.  She was killed in an automobile accident in 1976.  He was retired from the Wells County Highway Department and was a member of the Keystone Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons Paul RIGGS Jr., Montpelier, and Robert RIGGS, Keystone; two daughters, Betty Jane BARTON, Marion, and Barbara WOOLARD, Hartford City ten grandchildren, including Bill RIGGS, Rochester; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Frances RIGGS, Bluffton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Walker Funeral Home, Montpelier, the Rev. John BELLANTE officiating.  Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Montpelier.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and prior to services Thursday.

 

Thursday, June 30, 1983

 

Clyde R. Castleman

Clyde R. CASTLEMAN, 90, Leiters Ford, died at 7:40 a.m. today at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  He had been a patient 10 days and was ill several years.

He was born Feb. 10, 1893, in Vichy, Mo., to Caleb and Ida ONSTOTT CASTLEMAN.  He lived most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties.  On July 20, 1912, he married Florence D. KELLY in St. Joseph, Mich.  She survives. With his brothers he owned and operated sale barns in North Judson, Rochester and Plymouth.  He also was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Burton United Methodist Church and the Leiters Ford State Bank board of dirctors.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Kenneth [CASTLEMAN], Rochester; a foster-daughter, Mrs.Tony (Eva) McKEE CHRISTOPHER, New London, Conn.; a granddaugter, Rebecca DERRY, Orlando, Fla.; a grandson, Kent J. [CASTLEMAN], Oviedo, Fla.; a foster-grandson, Anthony CHRISTOPHER, Portland, Ore., and four great-granddaughters.  Five sisters and five brothrs preceded in death.  Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.


 

Friday, July 1, 1983

 

Clyde R. Castleman

Services for Clyde R. CASTLEMAN, 90, of Leiters Ford, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. through the hour of services Saturday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

He died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

Surviving with those listed in Thursday’s obituary are two foster-great-granddaughters.

 

Edward J. Mirtes

Edward J. MIRTES, 84, of 418 E. South St., Douth Bend, died at 4 a.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill several years.

He was born Oct. 5, 1898, in Winamac.  He had livd in South Bend since 1942.  On June 20, 1933, e married Edna V. ROYER in Miami County.  She survives.  He was retired from Bendix Inc., and served in the Army in World War I.  He was a member of the South Bend Scottish Rite and Orak Shrine Temple; Avalon Grotto, South Bend Shrine Club, Bendix American Legion Post and South Bend Bendix Local Union No. 9.

Surviving with the wife is a sister, Mary RATZ, Elmhurst, Ill.

Masonic services were at 1 p.m. Friday at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend.  Burial was in the Akron Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Shawn Ryan Burns

Shawn Ryan BURNS, son of Mary BURNS, Rt. 1, Akron, was buried at 10 a.m. today with graveside services at Omega Cemetery, the Rev. Lee A. STUBBLEFIELD officiating.

He was stillborn at 7:20 p.m.Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his mother and a brother, Robert [BURNS], at home.  A brother preceded in death.  The Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron was in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, July 2, 1983

 

Terri L. Ferrell

Terri L. FERRELL, 24, of 406 N. First St., Argos, died at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, after a three-week illness.

She was born in Rochester March 26, 1959 to Howard and Rosebud DINSMORE FERRELL and resided most of her life in Argos.  She was a receptionist for the Orthopedic Equipment Co. at Bourbon and a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

Surviving are the mother and two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Marla) TOM Springfield, Va., and Mrs. Ron (Deborah) KLINE, Argos.  Preceding in death were the father, on Jan. 6, 1983, and a brother, Howard [FERRELL].

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos, the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Association.
Effie E. McFarland

Effie E. McFARLAND, 88, of 1130 Jefferson St., who with her husband owned the former McFarland Nursing home in the 700 block of Madison Street, died at 3:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted June 26.

She was born Oct. 11, 1894 in Huntsville, Ala., to Alonzo and Loretta SCHRIMSCHER and was adopted by Emery and Estes HITE. She was married April 5, 1915 at Inwood to Ralph D. McFARLAND, who died Jan. 31, 1958.  They moved to Rochester from Argos 38 years ago.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God.

Surviving are three sons, Eugene and Lowell [McFARLAND], Rochester, and Arden [McFARLAND], Buchanan, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Virginia Todd McFARLAND, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Clifton WILKINS Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, July 4, 1983

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, July 5, 1983

 

Dollie L. Miller

Dollie L. MILLER, 83, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 8:45 p.m.Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill since November.

She was born Sept. 5, 1897, in Fulton County to Alva P. and Harriet L. WALTERS KALE.  She lived in Rochester all her life.  On April 3, 1917, she married Jacob F. MILLER in Rochester.  He died Aug. 22, 1955.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Evergreen Rebekah Lodge and Mothers of World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Col. C. Ernest OVERMYER, Nashville, Tenn., and Charles N. MILLER, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Bette)  REYNOLDS and Mrs. Byron (Janet) RIFFLE, both of Rochester; twenty grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildre.  Three brothers, seven sisters, two sons, Jake and James MILLER; a daughter, Margaret SHEARER, and grandson, Ron SHEARER, preceded in death.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Blonde V. Kelley

Blonde V. KELLEY, 78, formerly of Mentone, died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday at Marion General Hospital, Marion.

She was born March 12, 1905, in Kosciusko County to Samuel and Rosa MORRIS KELLEY.

Surviving are a brother, Vere KELLEY, Warsaw, and a sister, Beulah BOWMAN, West Monroe, La.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, Brother Billy STEELE officiating.  Burial was to be i the Palestine Cemetery.
Donald Holloway

Donald HOLLOWAY, 72, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday at Bull Shoals Hospital, Bull Shoals, Ark.  He had been ill six weeks.

He was born Nov. 26, 1910, to Granville and Maude THOMPSON HOLLOWAY.  He moved from Rochester to Yellsville, Ark., 10 years ago.  On June 16, 1934, he married Hattie BATCHELOR in Rochester.  She survives.  He was retired from the Bendix Corp.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Barbarra Jean HITTLE, Prospect Heights, Ill., a son John [HOLLOWAY], Elkhart; four granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Opal PARTRIDGE, three brothers, Clifford, Conde and George [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Burns Funeral Home, Yellsville.  Cremation was to follow.  Memorials may be made to favorite charities or the American Cancer Society.

 

Winzel Heckathorn

Friends in Rochester have learned of the death of Winzel HECKATHORN, 61, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  He died Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, having been ill a year.

He was born July 13, 1921, in Fulton County.  His mother, Eletha HECKATHORN, resides in Maryville, Tenn.  His father, Kirch HECKATHORN, resides at Nyona Lake.  He was formerly married to Jean PASEL, Logansport.

Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Robert [HECKATHORN], Nyona Lake, and Bill [HECKATHORN], Maryville; four sons, Danny, Barry, Benny and Rick [HECKATHORN], all of Fort Lauderdale, and three grandchildren.

Services and burial were in Fort Lauderdale.

 

Irene M. Sands

Irene M. SANDS, 81, Plymouth, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had been ill six months.

She was born July 5, 1901, in Wing, N.C. to Bascum and Martha LESTER GREEN.  She lived in Plymouth three years, coming from Kokomo and Lafayette.  On March 1, 1920, she married Carl SMITH in Tennessee.  He died in 1956.  On July 1, 1973, she married Edgar SANDS.  He survives.  She was a retired housekeeper and cook at Purdue University.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Helen) CROW, Rt. 1, Argos and two sons, Ralph SMITH and Charles SMITH, both of Colorado.

Graveside services were to be at 10 a.m. today at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Arrangements were made by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Louise D. Murphy

Louise D. MURPHY, 72, formerly of 317 1/2 Main St., died at 2:30 a.m. Monday at the Soldiers’ Home in Lafayette.  She had been a resident of the home since 1977.

She was born June 24, 1911, in Hamler, Ohio, to Clarence and Alice RICE BELL.  She lived in Rochester 60 years.  On Jan. 6, 1941, she married Benjamin H. MURPHY in Rochester.  He died April 20, 1968.  In 1974 she retired from Topps Manufacturing Co.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Services wil be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the services Wednesday.


 

Blanche C. Baker

Friends here received word about the death of Blanche C. BAKER, 78, a former resident of Rochester. She died June 24 in Marinette, Wis.  She resided on Shore Road in Marinette.

She was born Oct. 28, 1904, in Marinette.  She was the former Blanche JOHNSON.  From 1936-54 she resided in Rochester.  Her husband, Edgar BAKER, died May 20, 1970.  While in Rochester she was a school teacher and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Reiter Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Lois LONG, Phoenix, Ariz., and Shelly FALKENBERG, Marinette.

Services were June 27, at the Hensen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette.  She was buried in the Glenwood Memorial Cemetery, Marinette.

 

Wednesday, July 6, 1983

 

Timothy A. Newcomer

Timothy Alan NEWCOMER, 20, Rt. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Tuesday at his home.  He had been ill several years.

He was born Aug. 1, 1962, in Rochester to Robert E. and Doris E. HORN NEWCOMER Jr.  They survive.  He lived all his life in the community.  He attended Rochester High School and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Mrs. Michael (Angela) MacDONALD, Tippecanoe; Mrs. David (Brenda) BENZING, Philadelphia, Pa., ad Sherri NEWCOMER, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold GARDNER, Argos; the paternal great-grandmother, Goldi HAMMAN, Kewanna; a niece, a nephew and aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. James R. DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday until the hour of services.

 

Thursday, July 7, 1983

 

Hazel N. Shaw

Hazel N. SHAW, 76, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died early today at Woodlawn Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Friday, July 8, 1983

 

Hazel N. Shaw

Services for Hazel N. SHAW, 76, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Lions Club’s projects.

She died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill a year, and seriously ill five months.

She was born Jan. 13, 1907, near Gilead to Harlin and Eldora BERGER BUTLER.  She lived in the Rochester community 12 years, coming from Indianapolis.  While living in Rochester, she wintered in Fort Myers, Fla.  On April 24, 1926, she married Ronald J. SHAW in Warsaw.  He died Oct. 28, 1976.  She was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church, Fort Myers.

Surviving are a son, Ronald E. SHAW, Pell City, Ala.; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mary McKENZIE, Akron, and Alta BURT, Rochester.  A sister, Maude COMPORT; a brother, Walter BUTLER, and a granddaughter, Rhonda, preceded in death.

 

Saturday, July 9, 1983

 

Monday, July 11, 1983

 

Lewis S. Crow

Lewis S. CROW, 76, of 10939 Old U.S. 31 North, Plymouth, was dead upon arrival at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, at 7:25 a.m. Sunday.

He was born Oct. 12, 1906, in Argos to William and Lenora LOCKWOOD CROW.  He had lived in the Plymouth community since 1940.  On Jan. 1, 1939, he married Naomi PLETCHER in Akron.  She survives.  For 25 years he worked for Studebaker, Inc., and was retired from Wickes Homes.  He was a member of the Plymouth Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Lucille) MILLER, Scottsburg and Mrs. Terry (Sandra) FEECE, Plymouth; a son, Raymond L. [CROW], Montgomery, Ill.; eight grandchildren; three sisters Jewell BRYAN, Kokomo; Olive QUIMBY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Clifford (Cornelia) OVERMYER, Argos, and two brothers, Floyd [CROW], Culver, and Wayne [CROW], Argos.  A grandchild and a sister prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Plymouth Church of God, the Rev. Daniel TALBOTT officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and on Wednesday he hour prior to services at the church.

 

William F. Lewis

William Francis LEWIS, 18, Florida, died instantly at 1 p.m. Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck in Pinellas Park, Fla.

He is the son of former Rochester resident, Nancy GREATHOUSE SPRADLING.  His father is deceased.  He was born June 12, 1965.

Surviving with the mother are three sisters, a brother, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. E.B. GREATHOUSE, Rochester, and the paternal grandmother.

Services will be Tuesday in Gulfport, Fla.
Harold L. Gallagher

Harold L. GALLAGHER, 82, of 322 W. Walnut St., Argos, died after a brief illness at 2:05 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

He was born July 19, 1900, in Kendall, Wis., to James B. and Alma CUENOT GALLAGHER.  He had lived in the Argos community since 1935, moving from Chicago.  On Feb. 26, 1948, he married Mildred STREET in Chicago.  She died Aug. 17, 1981.  He was retired from the Indiana Motor Bus Co., and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a step-son, Carter STREET, Mishawaka; a half-sister, Marie EBERHARDT, Kendall, and a half-brother, John GALLAGHER, Romeo, Mich.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Richard OHLEMACHER officiating.  The Rosary will be rcited at 7 p.m. today.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, July 12, 1983

 

Jayne A. Good

Jayne Ann GOOD, 22-year-old daughter of Junior and Joyce GOOD of Rochester, died at 10:57 p.m. Monday during open-heart surgery at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.

She resided with her parents at 517 Jefferson Street, next to the Foster & Good Funeral Home owned by Mr. and Mrs. Good.  She was born Nov. 7, 1960 in Rochester to Junior D. and Joyce A. BURKETT GOOD and was a lifetime resident of this city.

Miss Good was enrolled at the Mid-America College of Mortuary Science in Jeffersonville.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Psi Ioea Xi Sorority.

Miss Good was exceptionally active in athletics at Rochester High School from which she was graduated in 1979.  She was a four-year member of the girls varsity basketball, track and volleyball teams and set the school’s record for girls in the long jump event.  She was a three-year member of the varsity cheerleaders and of the concert choir, a four-year member of the Student Council, and was vice president of her senior class.

She also was a member of a Rochester girls softball league team for six years.

Miss Good received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Butler University in Indianapolis this year.  At Butler, she was a four-year member of the Butler Lady Bulldogs varsity basketball team, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Social Sorority and the Kappa Pickers Chorus of the sorority, was 1982 rush chairwoman for the sorority and was the 1983 Phi Kappa Psi 500 Festival queen.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mrs. Randall (Jeri) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; two brothes, Jon D. GOOD and Jeffrey D. GOOD, both of Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Otis (Beulah) BURKETT, Rochester, and aunts, uncles and cousins.  The paternal grandparents and the maternal grandfather preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Russ WILBUR and Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Memorials may be made to the Jayne A. Good Scholarship Fund, which is being established to help a deserving Rochester High School girl attend college.
Clifford E. Thompson

Clifford E. THOMPSON, 80, Lake Manitou, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born March 24, 1903, in Rochester to George “Polly” and Mary Estella MUTCHLER THOMPSON.  He lived in the Rochester community all his life. In 1959, he retired from his work as a carpentr and building contractor.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles S. and George THOMPSON Jr.  Two brothers prceded in death, Dallas [THOMPSON] in 1958 and Arthur [THOMPSON] in 1964.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

James Collom

James COLLOM, 52, Burbank, Calif., died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon while playing tennis in Burbank.

He was born Nov. 10, 1931, to Don and Acey COLLOM.  His father lives at Lake Manitou.  He was a retired colonel in the Air Force, and for the past five years had been the associate administrator at St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank.  He received degrees from Ball State University, Washington University in St. Louis, and received a doctorate from the University of Iowa in the field of hospital administration.

Surviving with the father are two sons, of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Paul LEY, Kewanna, and a brother, Dean [COLLOM], Ontario, Calif.

 

Wednesday, July 13, 1983

 

Alice C. Wilkins

Funeral arrangements are pending for Alice C. WILKINS, 35, of 19538 State Road 10, Culver, who was killed in a car-train accident at the Thorn Road crossing of the Norfolk and Western tracks about 500 feet north of 15th Road, Culver.

The accident occurred about 6:50 p.m. Monday when a Jeep driven by Mrs. Wilkins’ husband, James A. WILKINS, 36, was struck by the westbound train.

Wilkins suffered multiple lacerations, a concussion and head traume.  He was listed this morning in “very guarded” condition at Marshall County Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.

In charge of arrangements for Mrs. Wilkins is the Hallinan Funeral Home, 2601 Vermont St., Blue Island, Ill.

 

Thursday, July 14, 1983

 

Hazel A. Hood

Hazel A. HOOD, 87, former owner of Hood’s Cafe in Mexico, died Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Hoag Memorial Hospital at Newport Beach, Calif.  Services are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.
Vernie Bowen

Vernie BOWEN of Leiters Ford, father of former Indiana Gov. Otis R. BOWEN, died at  4 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since May 20.  He was 85 years of age.

Mr. Bowen administered the oath of office for his son’s second four-year term as governor, which began in 1977.  Otis Bowen, of Bremen and Indianapolis, now is a professor at the Indiana University Medial School at Indianapolis.

Vernie Bowen was born Jan. 31, 1898 in Miami County to John P. and Rebecca Jane HARTMAN BOWEN and had resided most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married Dec. 25, 1915 in Rochester to Pearl Irene WRIGHT, who survives.

Mr. Bowen was a school teacher for 43 years, owned and operated the Village Hardware in Leiters Ford for 20 years, was the Aubbeenaubbee Township trustee for four years, was a member of the Woodlawn Hospital Board of Trustees for 14 years and was a former president of the board; was a former president of the Leiters Ford Merchants Association; was a former secretary of the Aubbeenaubbee Township Corp., and had taught Sunday School at the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church for several years.

During his school teaching career, he also coached basketball at Fulton, Francesville and Crown Point.  He taught, in order, at School No. 11 of Liberty Township, Dead Man’s College grade school in Richland Township, Burton Elementary School in Rochester Townsip, Kewanna School for four years, Fulton School for 10 years, Francesville School for two years, Crown Point School for five years, East Chicago School, and at Leiters Ford School for seven years.

Mr. Bowen was a member of Fulton Masonic Lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. and the Retired Teachers Association.  He was a graduate of Valparaiso University and Manchester Collete.

Surviving with the wife and son Otis are another son, Richard A. BOWEN, Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Lester (Esther) PLAIN, Hammond; Mrs. Evelyn AMACHER, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Leland (Sarah Jane) SCANDLING, South Bend; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Mr. Bowen was the last of a family of 15 children.  Seven sisters and seven brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phillip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and from  9 a.m. until noon Saturday, then at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.  The Fulton Masonic Lodge will conduct rites at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church or to Woodlawn Hospital.
Friday, July 15, 1983

 

Hazel A. Hood

Services for Hazel A. HOOD, 87, Mexico, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in he Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Eastern Star services will be at        8 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Hood died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, Calif.

She was born April 19, 1896, in Mexico to Monroe and Anna V. GRAFT MARTIN.  On Jan. 18, 1918, she married Clinton C. “Doc” HOOD in Mexico.  He died Aug. 24, 1959.  From 1940-1973, she managed and owned the Hood Cafe.  She was a member of the Vashti Chapter of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are four sons, Gerald F. and John W. [HOOD], both of Chicago; Harris [HOOD], Lapeer, Mich., and Billy L. [HOOD], Costa Mesa, Calif.; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two brothers, George MARTIN, Mansfield, Ohio, and Gareth MARTIN, Mexico.  A son, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

 

Lucy A. Lane

Lucy Arlene LANE, 33, of 101 Mall Road, Logansport, died at 12:14 p.m. Thursday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She had been ill several years.

She was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Mishawaka to Dorwin D. and Edythe CLEVENGER HEETER. She moved to Logansport 2 1/2 years ago from Dayton, Ohio.

Surviving are a son, Jeff LANE, and two daughters, Debra HAVER and Cheryl MARKIN, all of Lemon Grove, Calif.; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three brothers, Col. Owen Alan HEETER, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Charles HEETER, Rochester, and Dorwin HEETER Jr., Dothan, Ala., and four sisters, Margery ELLIS, Lenora SAYGER and Joan ATKINSON, all of Rochestr, and Mary Gene GROVES, Logansport.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Following cremation, burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Athens.

 

Blanche M. Wright

Blanche M. WRIGHT, 80, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 12:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born March 1, 1903, in Macy to Henry and Eva GRAHAM BLACK.  She lived her entire life in the Macy area.  Her husband, Tom WRIGHT, died in 1946.  She was a retired dressmaker and saleswoman.  She was a member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Rosemary) TREXLER, Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchidlren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Forrest BLACK, Bunker Hill.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until services.
Saturday, July 16, 1983

 

Donald P. Davis

Donald P. DAVIS, 64, of 1221 Lakeshore Drive, died shortly after being taken to Woodlawn Hospital Friday at 3:36 p.m.

He was born March 16, 1919 in Fulton County to Roy and Geneva GOTTSCHALK DAVIS.  He lived most of his life in this area.  He married Virginia R. SHRIVER on March 23, 1950; she survives.  He was a retired pipefitter and member of the Piptfitters Union, a member of the Church of Christ at Kewanna, and had served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are his mother, of Granger; a sister, Dorothy MELLVILLE, Granger; four brothers, Robert [DAVIS], Rochester; Ray and Charles [DAVIS], Abilene, Texas; and Ralph [DAVIS], Norcross, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.  A brother and three sisters, including Helen WOODCOX who died May 18, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the services Monday.

 

Lester Bunch

Friends have learned of the death of Lester BUNCH Friday evening in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was a former resident of Caywood’s Lakeshore Court.

Funeral arrangements are not complete, but services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eddingfield Mortuary, Wabash.

 

Monday, July 18, 1983

 

Lester R. Bunch

Lester R. BUNCH, 88, of 112 Euclid Ave., Wabash, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Fort Wayne Veterans Hospital.  He had been ill two years.

He was born March 13, 1895, in Knox to Ishmael and Emma UPP BUNCH.  He lived in Rochester and Fulton County 35 years, moving to Wabash five years ago.  On Aug. 13, 1921, he married Violet WILCOX YOUNG in Wabash.  She died Dec. 12, 1968.  For 35 years until his retirement he worked for the Erie Railroad.  He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Laketon American Legion.

Surviving are a son, Billy [BUNCH], Columbia City; two daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Betty) AMANN, Wabash, and Mrs. Lee (Bonnie) CORVIN, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Robert [BUNCH], Shawnee, Okla., and Bernard [BUNCH], Marion; a sister, Mable McELROY, Hot Springs, Ark.; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren.  A son, daughter, step-daughter, two brothers, and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eddingfield Memorial Chapel, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, the Rev. Marion MARTIN officiating.  Burial will be in he Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Military graveside services will be given by the Laketon American Legion.
Melisa J. Tabler

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home at Logansport for Melisa J. TABLER, 16, Rt. 2, Logansport, who died Friday night in a car-bus accident north of Logansport on Indiana 25.

The Rev. Martin DITTMAR will officiate and burial will be in the Shidler cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. today.

Miss Tabler was born in Loganspot May 3, 1967, the daughter of Larry and Bonnie TIMBERMAN TABLER.  She would have been a junior class member this fall at Logansport High School.  She was a member of the Cass County 4-H Club and the Logan Choir.

Surviving, besides the parents, are one brother, William [TABLER], Rt. 2, Logansport; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jean TIMBERMAN, Logansport; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ashel TABLER, Rochester, and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Opal SHAVER, Logansport.

 

Murrel F. Davis

Murrel F. DAVIS, 87, of 1414 Monroe St., died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday at her home.  She had been ill nine years.

She was born June 9, 1896, in Indianapolis to Marshall and Ida Belle STUFFLEBEAM BLACKER.  She lived in Rochester since 1952, coming from Indianapolis.  In November of 1946 she married William H. DAVIS.  He died in 1955.  She was a member of the Indianapolis VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Emerson (Betty) HUNTER; a grandson, Keith NORTH, and a granddaughter, Wendy Sue NORTH, all of Rochester.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

The Foster & Good Funeral Home of Rochester is in charge of cremation arranements.  There will be no visitation or burial.

 

Tuesday, July 19, 1983

 

Robert E. Lewis

Robert E. LEWIS, 72, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been a patient three weeks and ill six weeks.

He was born June 7, 1911, in Mentone to Byron and Jessie MAYS LEWIS.  He lived near Tiosa all his life.  On Feb. 23, 1936, he married Catherine OSBORN in Tiosa.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church, of which he was a deacon 43 years.  He also was past president of the Richland Township Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, James R. [LEWIS], Rochester, and William W. [LEWIS], Rt. 5, Rochester; a granddaughter, Tera LEWIS, Rt. 5, Rochester; three grandsons,Ty, Chad and Bryon [LEWIS], all of Rt. 5, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Basil (Martha) SCOTT, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Ralph (Frances) AUGHE, Palm Harbor, Fla.; two brothers, Joe and Richard [LEWIS], Rt. 5 Rochester, and an aunt, Mrs. Raymond IFerda) RIDDLE, Rt. 5, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Revs. Donald SNELL and Wayne E. SWIHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Thursday.
Wednesday, July 20, 1983

 

George O. Jenkins

George O. JENKINS, formerly of Rochester, died after a lengthy illness at 11:43 a.m. Monday at Brook Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.  He resided at 1826 Montview St., San Antonio.

He was born in Rochester Dec. 17, 1919, [to Darius O. and Carrie  (SOUTHERTON) JENKINS, Rochester] His mothe survives.  He was a military career man. [He was stationed at Hickam Field Army Air Base (now Hickam Air Force Base) at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing.  He received the Purple Heart and other decorations for that and other actions in the war.]

Surviving with his mother are his wife, Lavinia “Lee,” [JENKINS]  at home; four sons, Jim [JENKINS], Rochester; Joe [JENKINS], Fulton, George JENKINS Jr., Austin, Taxas, and John [JENKINS], San Antonio; a sister, Dorothy STULTS, Rochester, and a brother, Vernon [JENKINS], Selma, Texas.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.  The Reveley Memorial Services Funeral Home, San Antonio, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thuesday, July 21, 1983

 

Dean Kindig

Dean KINDIG, 55, Scottsdale, Ariz., died there Tuesday of a heart attack.  Mr. Kindig was born and reared in Rochester and lived most of his life here until several years ago when he moved to Arizona.

He is survived by his mother, Fanny [KINDIG], of Fort Wayne, a sister, Marietta [KINDIG], also of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Jim [KINDIG], of Mesa, Ariz.

His father was the late Ray KINDIG.

 

Frieay, July 22, 1983

 

Nancy A. Eggers

Nancy A. EGGERS, 53, of 165 Spring Drive, Zionsville, formerly of Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Veincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, July 6, 1930, the daughter of George and Fanny AUER.  She had lived in Zionsville since 1979, moving from Rochester.  On April 11, 1955, she married G. William EGGERS in Lakewood.  He survives.  She was a 1952 graduate of the College of Western Reserve University.  She was a member of St. Aphonsus Catholic Church and the women’s club of the church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Elizabeth DUNN, Zionsville; three sons, Karl [EGGERS], Golden, Colo., and Thomas and Kurt [EGGERS], both of Zionsville; three brothers, Paul AUER and D. Terrance AUER, both of Rocky River, Ohio, and Mark AUER, West Lake, Ohio, and a sister, Georgianne BAGDAL, Miami, Fla.  A son, Richard EGGERS[ preceded in death.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Zionsville.  Mass will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the church.  On Sunday, calling will be from 204 and 7-9 p.m. at the McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, Cleveland, Ohio.  Mass will be recited at 9:30 a.m.


Monday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Cleveland.  Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.  Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent’s Hospice Stress Center, Indianapolis, or the Boone County Cancer Society.  Arrangements were made by he Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, Zionsville.

 

Saturday, July 23, 1983 to Monday, July 25, 1983

 

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Tuesday, July 26, 1983

 

Perry W. T. Mitchell

Perry W. T. MITCHELL, 91, formerly of Rochester, died late Sunday morning in his home in Noblesville.

He was born May 30, 1892, in Bloomington to Samuel and Bell CHAMBERS MITCHELL.  He had resided in Noblesville since 1941.  His wife, Margaret STACEY MITCHELL, died in 1978.  In 1957 he retired from Firstone Industrial Products.  He was a member of the Noblesville Presbyterian Church and the World War I Barracks Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ted KIRK, Rockford, Ill.; a brother, Dell C. MITCHELL, Englewood, Fla., and three grandchildren.  A daughter, Virginia MITCHELL, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Noblesville Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville.

 

Paul Henricks

Word has been received of the unexpected death on Friday of Paul HENRICKS, 67, of El Paso, Texas.

He was born Feb. 22, 1916, at Bruce Lake Station to Frank ad Ollie HANSLEY HENRICKS.  He attended high school at Deedsville.  He was a veteran of World War II.  His wife, Edith [HENRICKS], died Jan. 17.

He is survived by two daughters; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Francis HUDKINS, Kewann, and Mrs. Leonard BROCKEY, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at El Paso.  Burial will be in Bliss National Cemetery in Texas.

 

Wednesday, July 27, 1983

 

Gladys I. Millow

Gladys I. MILLOW, 82, Peabody Memorial Home, North Manchester, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Peabody Health Care Center.

She was born July 17, 1901, in Akron to Edward and Minerva HARPER BOWMAN.  She had lived at Peabody since November 1973, moving from Rochester.  In 1924 she married Clifford SAUSAMAN.  She married Rufus MILLOW July 26, 1947.  He died in 1955.  Mr. Sausaman died in 1949.  She was a member of the Rochester church of God.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas SAUSAMAN, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, and Jack SAUSAMAN, Akron; a daughter, Katheryne SPARKS, Monticello; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Earl BOWMAN, Santa Anna, Calif.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.


 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Peabody Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Bender Funer Home, North Manchester, and the half-hour prior to services at the chapel.

 

Thursday, July 28, 1983

 

John C. Ogle

John Charles OGLE, 57, Rt. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was admittd at 4:30 a.m. today.

He was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Rensselaer to Charlie E. and Maye E. NICEWANDER OGLE.  His father died My 29, 1982.  His mother survives, residing at Rt. 2, Rochester.  he lived inFulton County since 1946, coming from Morocco, Ind.  On Jan. 21, 1950, he married Delores Mae HUNDT in Plymouth.  She survives.  he was self-employed as a truck driver, leasing his services to Taylor Heavy Hauling Co., South Bend.

Surviving with his wife and mother are a son, Donald John [OGLE], Rt. 5, Rochester; five daughters, Julie Ann [OGLE], at home; Mrs.Walker (Gloria E.) CONLEY and Mrs. Glen (Doris) JACKSON, both of Rt. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Dennis (Sandra) BAHNEY, Rt. 2, Peru, and Carol E. DALE, Wabash; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs.Bill (Shirley) WILLARD, Rt. 2, Arochester, and two brothers, Paul and Richard [OGLE], both of Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, seven miles southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

 

Fred M. Graham

Fred M. GRAHAM, 74, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 17, 1908, in Fulton County to James Perry and Minnie THRUSH GRAHAM.  He lived his entire life in the Fulton and Cass counties.  On March 3, 1940, he married Freda SMOKER.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving with his wife are a sister, Blanche SHUPERRT, Bradenton, Fla.; a brother, Elmer [GRAHAM], Chesapeake, Va., and nieces and nephews. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, July 29, 1983

 

Mildred Foltz

Mildred “Millie” FOLTZ, 93, of 2013 Leer St., South Bend, died in her home Thursday.  Services are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
John C. Ogle

Services for John Charles OGLE, 55, Rt. 2, Rochester, will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, seven miles southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until services Saturday.

Mr. Ogle died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, after being admitted to Woodlawn Hospital at 4:30 that morning.

 

Saturday, July 30, 1983

 

John C. Ogle

The time of services were listed incorrectly Friday for John Charles OGLE, 55, Rt. 2, Rochester, who died unexpectedly Thursday morning at Woodlawn Hospital.

The services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, seven miles southeast of Rochester.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Effie Brackett

Word has been received here of the death of Effie SHAFER BRACKETT, 100, of 1225 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, Calif.  She died April 17.

She was born in Rochester July 10, 1882, to Dr. Winfield and Sarah SHAFER.  She was a resident of Rochester 55 years.  In 1909 she married Charles BRACKETT.  In the 1920s she was an organist for the Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, James S. BRACKETT San Gabriel; three nieces, Mrs. Richard K. (Betty) STRAUS, San Gabriel; Barbara LEVERTON, St. Joseph, Mo., and Sally SHAFER LEWIS, Mishawaka, and a nephew, John SHAFER, Prescott, Ariz.

Following cremation, interment was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Mildred Foltz

Services for Mildred FOLTZ, 93, of 2013 Leer St., South Bend, who died unexpectedly Thursday in her home, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Sunday.

She was born Sept. 2, 1889 in Argos to Thomas and Sarah SHIREMAN McGRIFF.  She was married in 1907 in South Bend to Wally FOLTZ, who died in 1975.

Surviving are a son, Carl FOLTZ, Largo, Fla., and nieces and nephews.
Monday, August 1, 1983

 

Lula Strong Swick

Lula STRONG SWICK, 95, of 7915 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne, died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Health Care Center, Fort Wayne.  She had been ill four months.

She was born in Rochester Jan. 23, 1888, to John and Mary DIEBOLD DALLMATCH.  She lived most of her life in Akron.  In 1904 she married Vivian STRONG.  He died in 1957. In 1962 she married Ray SWICK who died in 1974.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Irene IZARD, Stockton, Calif.; a son, John STRONG, Chicago; two step-sons, Orval and Leonard SWICK, and a step-daughter, Viola HILBERG, all of Silver Lake; nine grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Two daughters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Fay W. Robertson

Fay W. ROBERTSON, 78, formerly of Monterey, died after an extended illness at 3 p.m. Saturday at her home in Ames, Iowa.

She was born Dec. 2, 1904, in Monterey to Albet and Ella WRIGHT WOLFRAM.  She moved to Ames in 1927.  On Dec. 24, 1924, she married Fred ROBERTSON in Monterey.  He survives. She was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Ella Mae HARRIS, Atlanta, Ga., and Lois MARTIN, Apple Valley, Calif.; a son, Deane ROBERTSON, Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, northeast of Monterey.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Carl H. Eherenman

Carl H. “Tadpole” EHERENMAN, 59, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 6:05 p.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Mentone to Clifford and Eva BURKET EHERENMAN.  His mother survives, residing in Burket.  he lived in the Mentone and Burket area most of his life.  On Sept. 14, 1947, he married Ethel “Vic” LARGEN.  She survives.  A veteran of World War II, he was a member of he Warsaw American Legion and VFW.  For 20 years he was a dispatcher for Kralis Brothers Poultry Processors, Mentone.

Surviving with his wife and mother are a daughter, Debra GARCIA, and a son, David [EHERENMAN], both of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Herschel (Joan) SHOEMAKER, Warsaw, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. today.
Tuesday, August 2, 1983 to Thursday, August 4, 1983

 

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Friday, August 5, 1983

 

Cecil D. Nicodemus

Cecil D. NICODEMUS, 79, of 1031 Elm St., died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at the V.A. Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been ill several years.

He was born Oct. 28, 1903 near Akron, living his entire life in the Akron area.  On July 10, 1944, he married Marilyn SHAMBARGER in Mentone.  She survives.  He was a steamfitter and plumber for the Civil Service at Grissom Air Force Base until his retirement in 1969.  He was a life member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge and belonged to the Legion of the Moose Tippecanoe Lodge.

Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. James (Roberta) DeHAAN, Rensselaer; Mrs. Gene (Betty) STAVEDAHL, Mentone;  Mrs. Jess (Georgia) COPLEN, Mentone, and Mrs. Don (Shirley) HAPNER, Syracuse; two sons, Floyd [NICODEMUS], Casa Grande, Ariz., and Clifford [NICODEMUS], Syracuse; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty=two great=grandchildren.  A grandchild and two great-grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ebenezer Church, southeast of Rochester, the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Saturday.

 

Charles C. Weedon Jr.

Charles C. WEEDON Jr., 65, Rt. 2, Winamac, died after an extended illness at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette.

He was born Sept. 31, 1917, in Lafayette.  In 1964, he moved to Winamac.  He married Virginia MINOR in 1937. She died in 1963.  He married Elizabeth CARTER in 1964.  She survives.  The former chief of police of Winamac, he retired in 1961 as captain and chief of police in Lafayette.  For 21 years he was an insurance adjustor for the Winamac Farm Bureau.  He was a member of the Winamac First Christian Church, Fraternal Order of Police, Masons and Elks lodges of Lafayette, and the Rochester Moose Lodge.  He was a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Ky.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Judy GULLION, and a son, James [WEEDON], both of Lafayette; four step-sons, Gary CARTER, Lafayette; Marc CARTER, Winamac, and Robin and Ronald CARTER, both of Alaska; a brother, Robert F. WEEDON, Lakeland, Fla., and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Soller-Baker Chapel in Lafayette, the Rev. Joseph WICK officiating.  Burial will be in the Springvale Cemetry, Lafayette.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, and from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Soller-Baker Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Pulaski County Association of Retarded Citizens.
Isaac C. Lowe

Isaac C. LOWE, 79, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 1:10 a.m.Today at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1904, in Mount Olive to John and Minnie PENCE LOWE.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  On May 19, 1923, he married Cecelia DICE in St. Joseph.  She survives.  He retired from farming in 1966.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters Mrs. Joe (Dorothy) HERRELL, Kokomo, and Mrs. Paul (Pat) SCHMIDT, Rochester; two sons, Voris “Buss” and Carl [LOWE], both of Macy; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ora (Mary) FISHER, Rochester.  A grandchild, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Mary B. Richards

Mary Bessie RICHARDS, 73, Rt. 2, Columbia City, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Huntington County Hospital.

She was born June 28, 1910, in Jefferson Township, Whitley County, to Willard and Mary Etta HAINES KOCH, Dayton.  On June 29, 1929, she married Benjamin RICHARDS.  He died April 4, 1983.  She lived in Whitley County all her married life.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Lucy) DRAPER and Mrs. Kim (Rida) ZORGER, both of Rt. 2, Columbia City; four grandchildren; a sister, Arba JUILLERAT, Fort Wayne, and cousins in Fulton County.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City, the Rev. Paul A. GRAHAM officiating.  Burial will be in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Huntington County.  Friends may call until 4 p.m. today and from 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, August 6, 1983

 

Marie Archambeault

Mrs. Marie ARCHAMBEAULT, of 1303 N. Main St., Bourbon, died at 10:55 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Monday, August 8, 1983

 

Katherine J. Young

Friends here have learned of the death of Katherine J. YOUNG,76, of Dayton, Ohio.  She died of heart failure July 22, following knee surgery.

She was the daughter of George “Buck” and Flo REAM, and made her home in Rochester in her early years.  She was married to Harold YOUNG, who preceded in death.

She is survived by three sons, Harold, James and William [YOUNG]; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Shirley) BURGER; grandchildren; great-grandchildrn, and a brother, George REAM, Tracey, Calif.  A brother, Arthur REAM, Rochester, preceded in death.

Funeral services were July 26, at the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home, Carlisle, Ohio.  Burial was in Glenn Haven Memorial Gardens in Dayton.
Clarence E. Reinhold

Clarence E. REINHOLD, 88, Rt. 1, Winamac, died at 4:58 a.m. Sunday at White County Memorial Hospital, Monticello.  He had been ill a month.

He was born Oct. 16, 1894, in Pulaski County to August and Mary OVERMEYER REINHOLD.  On April 30, 1924, he married Grace A. HASSENPLUG in Winamac.  She died Oct. 1, 1982.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the former Riverbank Evangelical United Brethren Church, later attending Community Baptist Church, Winamac.  He was a member of the Winamac I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary HAMMOND, Rensselaer, and Florence JOHN, Greentown; four sons, Elden [REINHOLD], South Bend; Clair and Donald [REINHOLD], both of Winamac, and Dr. Marion REINHOLD, Monticello; twenty-one grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Ina COBY, Rochester, and Edna MORRISON, Culver.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, the Revs. Keith SMITLEY and Donald NORRICK officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  I.O.O.F. services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Marie M. Archambeault

Marie M. ARCHAMBEAULT, 88, of 1303 N. Main St., Bourbon, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been ill five weeks.

She was born Sept. 7, 1914, in Egeland, N.D., to John and Catherine HAMMERLY HALLER.  She lived in Bourbon four years, moving from Argos where she had lived since 1926.  On Dec. 1, 1933, she married Clarence ARCHAMBEAULT in Columbia City.  He died Oct.       2. 1982.  She retired in 1976 from the American Optical Co., Plymouth.  She was a member of the Argos American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George (Rita) MARKS, Bourbon; Mrs. Claude (Ida Mae) RATLIFF, Falls Church, W. Va.; Annell THOMPSON, Argos, and Mrs. John (Rene) HARLEY, South Bend; a son, John [ARCHAMBEAULT], Argos; a sister, Hildagard BRASHIER, San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Gene STEWART, Grand Junction, Colo., and Tony ROBERTSON, Canada, and fourteen grandchildren.  A daughter, Deloris GORDON, preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be i the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call until 4 p.m.and from 7-9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, August 9, 1983

 

Jeffrey Allen Mangus

Jeffrey Allen MANGUS, son of Phillip and Louise MANGUS, 664 Oak Road, Lakeville, was stillborn at 12:53 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald HEDGER, Rt. 1, Winamac; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.Quinten MANGUS, Rt. 1, Plymouth; the maternal great-grandmother, Goldie FOUST, Rt. 1, Winamac, and the paternal great-grandmother, Frieda MANGUS, Richmond.

Services were today at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  Burial was in the Fair Cemetery, northwest of Lapaz.  Arrangements were made by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Omer Pieratt

Omer PIERATT, 74, of 300 E. Fourth St., died at 6:10 p.m. Monday after being admitted that afternoon at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  He had been ill 10 years, and seriously ill for two years.

He was born Jan. 13, 1909, in Naytown, Ky., to Clay and Minnie WARD PIERATT.  He lived in Rochester three years, coming from Peru.  On Nov. 21, 1931, he married Ida E. HUFF in Peru.  She survives.  He was retired from Thrush Manufacturing in Peru.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Louanna) PUGH, Rochester three granddaughters, Mrs. Ronald (Anita) WHYBREW, Amboy; Mrs. Timothy (Karen) RUFF, Akron, and Sandra PUGH, Rocester; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene HUNTER, Rochester; a brother, Elwood PIERATT, Rochester; a half-sister, Mrs. Van (Helen) KELLY, Rochester, and three half-brothers, Harvey NICKELL, Rochester; Ward NICKELL, Bringhurst, and B.R. NICKELL, Logansport.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

 

David L. Barts

David L. BARTS, 49, of 729 E. 18th St., died at 3 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born July 8, 1934, in Plymouth to Lee and Ruth DILLMAN BARTS.  He lived in Rochester one and a half years, coming from Warsaw. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges of Warsaw.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. David (Marcia) BIRDEN and Patricka CAUDILL, both of Rochester, and Sharon OSBURN, Warsaw; a brother, Robert WEBSTER, Montpelier, Va., and a grandmother, Hazel BARTS, Plymouth.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

 

Wednesday, August 10, 1983

 

Vada L. Kerschner

Vada L. KERSCHNER, 68, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She had been ill six months.

She was born Oct. 29, 1914 in Miami County to Clarence and Cleo ZARTMAN STUBER.  She lived most of her life in Miami and Fulton counties.  On Oct. 29, 1932, she married Laurel KERSCHNER in Denver.  He died in 1965.  She was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God in Roann.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hubert (Mary) BAKER, Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Donald RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Friday.
Thursday, August 11, 1983

 

Friendy W. Swartz

Friendy W. SWARTZ, 86, of 801 E. 18th St., died at 1:10 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been in ill health three years.

He was born April 5, 1897, in Huntington County to Francis Llewellen and Sarah Elizabeth ZELL SWARTZ.  He resided in Fulton and Miami counties several years.  On April 17, 1917, he married Vera M. MOORE in Rochester.  She died May 21, 1974.  A retired contractor, he specialized in house moving and well drilling.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elton (Elizabeth) NELSON, Milaca, Minn.; three sons, Voris and Roy D. [SWARTZ], both of Rochester, and Nick [SWARTZ], Valparaiso; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Russell (Edna) WOOD, Kokomo.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from     3-9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.  Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to favorite charities.

 

Hortense E. Futterer

Hortense E. FUTTERER, 75, of 4107 Springwood Drive, Fort Wayne, died Aug. 4 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born March 8, 1908, in Argos to Hubert F. and Daisy DEWINNELL SHAFER.  Both her first husb and, Earl [W. WELTER], and second husband, Lelie FUTTERER, preceded in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Dona WOODS, Zanesville, and Yvonne CRAIN, Fort Wayme; five grandchildre, and two sisters, Helen WALLACE and Harriet HART, both of South Bend.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, the Rev. Rose TAUL officiating. Arrangements were made by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Friday, August 12, 1983

 

John R. Flynn

John R. FLYNN, 59, Riverwood Acres, died at 10:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital of an apparent heart attack.  Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Shintze Ruby Y. Coffing

Shintze Ruby YANG COFFING, 40, of 1807 Oakwood Drive, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had entered Woodlawn Hospital July 20 with massive hemorrhaging and was transferred to the medical center July 26.

She was born March 26, 1943, in Chia Yi, Taiwan (Formosa).   She resided in Rochester five years, formerly living in Covington and Lafayette.  On Nov. 16, 1966, she married Charles Homer COFFING.  He survives.  In December 1966 she became a resident of the United States, becoming a citizen in October 1972.  She had been a part-time waitress.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Rachel Sue Ann [COFFING], 15, and Angelia K. [COFFING], 12; her mother, Tze-Li YANG, Taipei, Taiwan; three brothers, Liang-ta YANG, Akron, Ohio; Paul-Song YANG, New Jersey, and Liang-Tso YANG, Taipei; three sisters, Su-Mei LIN and Miao-Tze SHEN, both of Taiwan, and Sue-Ann WU, New Jersey; and twenty-three nieces and nephews.

Services will b e at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Thomas Funeral Home, Waynetown.

 

Mae Thomas

Mae THOMAS, 74, of 723 E. Ninth St., died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, having been a patient a week.  She had been ill a year.

She was born Aug. 8, 1969, in Fulton County to Roy and Fanny Van DUYNE WOLFORD.  She lived all her life in Fulton County.  On June 8, 1930, she married William A. THOMAS in Rochester.  He died Aug. 27, 1957.  She was a member of the First church of God and the Harmony Class Sunday School of the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arlen (Joan) HAMMOND, Granger; two sons, Dale W. [THOMAS], Rochester, and William A. [THOMAS], Beaverton, Ore.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George (Liale) SCHWENK, Rochester, and a brother, Roy WOLFORD, Rochester. A daughter, Carol Ann THOMAS, and a sister, Faye FISHBURN, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from      3-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Church of God Building Fund.

 

James B. Warren

Friends here have learned of the death of James Burdette “Bert” WARREN, 78, of 321 E. South C St., Gas City.  He died at 4:10 p.m. Aug. 1, at Marion General Hospital, Marion.

He was born in Knox Jan. 31, 1905, to Adrail Monroe and Amanda WISE WARREN.  He lived in Starke and Marshall counties until moving to Grant county in 1940.  In June 1935 he married Gladys THOMPSON.  She survives.  He was retired after 28 years with the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Gas City.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gas City and the Golden Emblem Club.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dick (Judy) TISH, Jonesboro, and Mrs. William (Paula) DAY, Fairmont; four grandchildren, and four brothers, Herschel, Steven and Edward [WARREN], all of South Bend, and Leo [WARREN], Culver.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services were Aug. 4 at the Jay-Swift and Storey Funeral Home.  The Rev. Herschel MURRAY officiated the ceremony.  Burial was at the Riverside Cemetery, Gas City.
Saturday, August 13, 1983

 

John R. Flynn

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for John R. FLYNN, 59, Rt. 3, Rochester (Riverwood Acres).  Mr. Flynn died at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was admitted Wednesday.

The Rev. Frank VOSS will officiate the services and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery, where the Americn Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Sunday.

Mr. Flynn was born Feb. 29, 1924 in Fulton County to Wilson N. and Oma KOCHEL FLYNN and had resided all his life in this county.  He was married May 28, 1949 in LaPorte to Ann HARDACRE, who survives. An overseas veteran of World War II, he had been employed since 1959 at the Torin Corp. in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Mark D. FLYNN, Houston, Texas, and a granddaughter, Crystal Marie [FLYNN].  Two sons, Bruce and Steven [FLYNN], five brothers, and two sisters preceded in death.

 

Rachel D. Baker

Rachel D. BAKER, 88, formerly of Fulton, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the home of her son, Richard P. BAKER, R.R. 1, Rochester, following a serious illness of four months.

She was born Feb. 7, 1895 in Miami County to Lemuel and Mary FENIMORE POWELL and had resided almost her entire life in Liberty Township.  She was married On May 13, 1914 in Macy to Virgil BAKER, who died on June 14, 1963.  She had operated a beauty shop in Fulton for 45 years before retiring.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the son are a daughter, Mrs. Rollin (Dorothy J.) MAHER, Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, William F. POWELL, Rochester; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. A son, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.

 

Monday, August 15, 1983

 

Rachel D. Baker

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today for Rachel D. BAKER, 88, who died at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the home of her son, Richard P. BAKER, Rt. 1, Rochester.  The Rev. John LOUTHAIN was to officiate the rites in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Fulton, with burial in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.

 

Chasidy Laine Staner and

Ashley Elaine Staner

Services were today at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery for Chasidy Laine and Ashley Elaine STANER, who died shortl after birth Sunday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  They were the daughters of Tracy STANER, 3000 A Faith Ave., Bremen.  She survives.

Surviving with the mother are the grandparents, Caroline STANER, Bremen, and Larry STANER, Argos, and the great-grandparents, Esther Van BLARICON, Hilton Head, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver STANER, Argos.

The Rev. Michael CLOUD officiated the services.  The Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, was in charge of arrangements.


 

George J. Marshall

George Joseph MARSHALL, 86, of 1509 Sunset Drive, died at 9:38 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been a patient since Tuesday and had been ill three months.

He was born Feb. 24, 1897, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. to John and Amanda KALEY MARSHALL.  He moved to Rochester in 1966 from Chicago.  On Jan. 5. 1929, he married Mabel G. MILLER in Chicago.  She died March 10, 1969.  He was a machinist for the Chicago Bridge and Iron Corp.  A Navy veteran of World War I, he was secretary and treasurer for the World War I Barracks 479.

Surviving are a son, Don MARSHALL, Oaklawn, Ill. eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildre.  A daughter, Betty RESZEL, died in November 1979.  A sister and three brothers also prceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  Friends my call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of services.  Military graveside rites will be conducted at the American Legion and Manitou VFW.

 

E Morton Downs

E. Morton DOWNS, 69, of 409 S. 26th St., South Bend, died at 1:47 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been ill several weeks.

He was born Feb. 24, 1914, in Rochester to James and Ida HOWER DOWNS.  His first marriage was to Helen STOOKEY SMITH.  His second marriage was to Patricia ROBERTS SHAWHAN Sept.27, 1975.  Both survive.  He retired from Bendix in South Bend in 1977, having worked there 31 years.  He was a member of Bendix Union Local 9.

Surviving are the wife; two sons, James Morton DOWNS, Rochester, and Stephan DOWNS, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; a daughter, Stephanie Lynn MOTLEY, Kansas City, Kan.; a step-son, Scott R. SHAWHAN, San Antonio, Texas; a step-daughter, Mrs. James (Susan SHAWHAN) AUSTIN, South Bend ten grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Howard (Marjorie) FRED, Rochester.  A daughter, Diane [DOWNS]; two sisters, Ruth RICHARDSON and Leah SMILEY; a brother Clifford DOWNS, and a half-brother, Warren W. DOWNS, prceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, the Rev. John PARKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Society or the Heart Association.

 

Elsie Meranda

Elsie MERANDA, 77, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday at her home.

She was born Feb. 7, 1906, to Edison and Della PIERCE DeMOTTE.  She had lived in Rochester since 1972.  On Nov. 29, 1928, she married Alden MERANDA.  He died July 23, 1982.  She was a member of North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, the Booth Tarkington Chapter of the International Travel and Study Club and the Women’s Society of Christian Service.

Surviving is a daughter, Barbara JACKIM, Cincinnati, Ohio.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Feen Funeral Home, Kokomo.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 16, 1983

 

Earl R. Kuhn

Earl R. KUHN, 69, of 708 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 2 a.m. today at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.  He had been ill two years and six months.

He was born in Akron Jan. 9, 1914, to Clyde and Elvida BURNS KUHN.  He had lived in Akron all his life.  On Sept. 19, 1943, he married Thelma ARMSTRONG in LaPorte.  She survives.  He was a supervisor for Sonoco Products Co., retiring Jan. 1, 1976.  He worked in the same plant all his working life, beginning when it was known as the Rittenhouse Co.  It later was changed to the CKR Co.  Prior to becoming Sonoco, it was known as the Tru-Temper Corp.

Mr. Kuhn was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, Akron Masons and Eastern Star, Akron Lions Club and the Akron Chamber of Commerce. He was a past worthy patron of the Eastern Star, past president of the Lions and past secretary of the Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ronald L. [KUHN], Fort Wayne, and the Rev. Charles ARMSTRONG, New Castle, and five grandchildren.  A brother, Harold [KUHN], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Akron United Methodist Church, the Revs. Harold LEININGER and Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, and the hour prior to services Thursday at the church.  Masonic memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church organ fund.

 

Dallas Hopkins

Dallas HOPKINS, 58, of 808 Monroe St., died at 2:15 a.m. today at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend.  He had been ill three years.

He was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., Sept. 24, 1924, to William and Vicie ENGLAND HOPKINS.  His wife, Elizabeth BLANKENSHIP HOPKINS, survives.  He was a taxi and truck driver and had served in World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dan and Darrell [HOPKINS], both of North Manchester; a daughter, Charnalea STANLEY, North Manchester; a step-son, Roger ALLEN, Goshen; three step-daughters, Carol MARCUM, Warsaw; Bonnie JONES, Goshen, and Diane LESLEY, Rochester; two brothers; six sisters; five grandchildren, and eleven step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw, the Rev. Arnold FLEAGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, August 17, 1983

 

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Thursday, August 18, 1983

 

Edith Smiley

Word has been received of the death of Edith SMILEY, 85, formerly of Rochester and Stockland, Ill.  She died at 10:20 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Healthcare Center, Lafayette, where she resided the past two years.

She was born Dec. 16, 1897, in Rochester to John and Emma NEFF HAIMBAUGH.  On April 5, 1959, she married Glen SMILEY in Rochester.  He died in 1975. A retired teacher, she was a graduate of Miss Blaker college, now Butler University.  She was a member of the Stockland United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge, Stockland American Legion Auxiliary, Milford, Ill., Women’s Club and the Milford Garden Club.

Surviving are three sons, Arthur [SMILEY], East Lynn, Ill.; Curtis [SMILEY], West Lafayette, and Everett [SMILEY], Columbia City; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Omer [HAIMBAUGH], Woodstock, Ill., and Rolin [HAIMBAUGH], Munster. A daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services were Monday at the Barker Funeral Home, Milford.  The Rev. Gary REIF officiated.  Burial was in the Sugar Creek Chapel Cemetery, Stockland.

 

Friday, August 19, 1983

 

Maxine Holloway

Maxine HOLLOWAY, 71, of 105 S. Walnut St., Mentone, died at 1 p.m. Thursday, shortly after admission to Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She had been ill two years.

She was born May 12, 1912, in Kosciusko County to Ross and Edith POLAND SCOTT.  She lived in Mentone 50 years.  On Oct. 26, 1933, she married Clayton HOLLOWAY.  He survives.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mentone, and the Merry Mollies Home Estension Club.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Robert and Max [HOLLOWAY], both of Mentone; three sisters, Ethna SCOTT, Mentone; Vera WOOD, Auburndale, Fla., and Betty LENTZ, Springfield, Va.; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m.Sunday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after              2 p.m.Saturday.

 

Saturday, August 20, 1983

 

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Monday, August 22, 1983

 

Ruth Nelson

Ruth SHERWOOD NELSON, 87, of 6735 Hubbard Drive, Dayton, Ohio, died today at the Franklin Nursing Center, Vandalia, Ohio.  She was a former Rochesrter resident.

Services are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Tuesday, August 23, 1983

 

Fred O. Gottschalk

Fred O. GOTTSCHALK, 78, of 1300 Wabash Ave., died at 8:15 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born July 7, 1905, in Liberty Township to William and Martha SWANK GOTTSCHALK.  He lived in Rochester all his life except for several winters in Bonita Springs, Fla.  On Jan. 11, 1927, he married Helen SHUMAN in Rochester.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and had served as Liberty Township trustee eight years.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Family Circle Class of the church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Mary Ruth) KEIM, Rochester, and Phyllis E. BRIDGE, Logansport; three sons, Robert O. [GOTTSCHALK], Rochester; William E. [GOTTSCHALK], Kokomo, and James E. [GOTTSCHALK], Fort Myers, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura SCHINDLER, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, the Revs Dale BARDSLEY and F.G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m.Wednesday and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or the Trinity United Methodist Memorial Fund.

 

Ruth Sherwood Nelson

Services for Ruth SHERWOOD NELSON, 87, of 6735 Hubbard Drive, Dayton, Ohio will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wedesday and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday.

She died Monday morning at the Franklin Nursing Center, Vandalia, Ohio.

She was born Nov. 24, 1895, in Fulton County to Benjamin and Delilah SWARTZLANDER BARKMAN.  She lived in Dayton a year, moving from Rochester.  On Aug. 7, 1920, she married Russell SHERWOOD.  He died in 1952.  She married Masa NELSON in 1959.  He died in 1971.  She was a former cook for the Argos School cafeteria and was a member of the Argos American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, Byron SHERWOOD, Dayton; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Two sons, Devane SHERWOOD and Bill SHERWOOD preceded in death.

 

Viola Bright

Viola BRIGHT, 68, Rt. 1, Akron, died early this morning in her home.  Arrangements are pending at the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron.
Wednesday, August 24, 1983

 

Viola M. Bright

Services for Viola M. BRIGHT, 67, Rt. 1, Akron, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of services Friday.

She died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at her home.

She was born Sept. 18, 1915, in Whitley County to Stewart and Oda YOCUM BEENEY.  She had lived in Akron since 1940.  In May of 1953 she married Kenneth BRIGHT.  He survives.  She was a member of the Akron Senior Citizens and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Jerry REED, Park Forest, Ill.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, James BEENEY, Rogers, Ark., and Jack BEENEY, Disko.  A sister preceded in death.

 

Value D. Raider

Value Doreen RAIDER, 51, Denver, died at 10 p.m. Sunday at her home.

She was born in White County Aug. 14, 1932, to Robert and Fanny KEPFER SCHRODER.  They survive, residing in Reynolds.  On Jan. 21, 1956, she married Fred A. RAIDER Sr. in Delphi.  He survives.  She was employed by the Chase Levy Trucking Co., Chicago, and was a member of the Reynolds United Methodist Church.

Surviving with her husband and parents are a daughter, Debra TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile; two sons, Fred A. RAIDER Jr., Denver, and Calvin [RAIDER], at home; two grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth SCHRODER, Plymouth, and a sister, Mardell WAYNE, Peru.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, the Rev. Ray PROBASCO officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Cass County.  Friends may call before 5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Paul Wheadon

Paul WHEADON, 86, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 10:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  Rites are pendig at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Oscar H. Daugherty

Oscar H. “Pete” DAUGHERTY, 76, of near Tippecanoe, died unexpectedly around midnight Tuesday at the Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head, S.C.

Services are pendig at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Thursday, August 25, 1983

 

Paul W. Wheadon

Services for Paul W. WHEADON, 86, Rt. 5, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mr. Wheadon died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient for five days.  He had been ill two months.

He was born Oct. 12, 1896 in Van Buren, Ind., to Albert W. and Mellie C. PURIVANCE WHEADON.  He came to Fulton County in 1908 and had lived here since then.  His first marriage was on Dec. 25, 1927 in Rochester to Pricilla A. BLACKETOR, who died July 26, 1931.  His second marriage was Oct. 11, 1947 in Rochester to Elsie Ruth REED, who died April 22, 1981.

He was retired from farming and from Safway Steel Products, Rochester.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Rochester I.O.O.F. for over 60 years, the Mount Horab Encampment of the I.O.O.F., the Rochester Masonic Lodge, the Royal Arch Masons of Rochester, the Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, and the Mentone Lions Club.

Surviving are a sister, Mary TOWNSEND, Rochester; a brother, Volney [WHEADON], Orange, Calif.; six step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Faye) MENSER and Mrs. William (Phyllis) MARTIN, both of Tippecanoe Mrs. Volney (Lois) WHEADON and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) HAGAN, both of Orange, Calif.; Mrs. Marian HAAB, Milford, and Mrs. Paul (Jean) SMITH, Menomonie, Wis.; fifteen grandchildre; twenty-three great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A daughter, Zanna [WHEADON], died in 1931; a step-son, Clark REED, died Nov. 29, 1971.

The Rochester Masonic Lodge will conduct services at 8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Oscar H. Daugherty

Services for Oscar H. “Pete” DAUGHERTY, 75, Hilton Head Garden, Hilton Head Island, S.C., formerly of Tippecanoe, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos.  The Rev. Richard LEWKE will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mr. Daugherty died unexpectedly at midnight Tuesday at the Hilton Head Hospital.

He was born Dec. 8, 1907 in Starke County to William and Rose COLLINS DAUGHERTY.  He was married July 28, 1945 in Bourbon to Mary Agnes ZUMBAUGH,  who died Feb. 8, 1974.  He retired in 1972 from the Bendix Corp., South Bend, and had resided at Hilton Head Island since 1974.

Surviving are two daughters, Darlene WRIGHT, Plymouth, and Glenne MAGEE, Lynn, Ind.; a son, Donovan [DAUGHERTY], Hilton Head Island; nine grandchildre; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Alice CARTER, Lebanon, Ohio.
Friday, August 26, 1983

 

Wanda B. Allison McComb

Wanda B. ALLISON McCOMB, 57, of 2120 W. Second St., Marion, formerly of Rochester, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient since Aug. 11.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Marion and the Brown Doyle Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion at Marion.

Surviving are the husband, Theodere “Bill” McCOMB, Marion; two daughters, Mrs. Todd (Linda) SCHULTZ, Litchfield, Ill., and Mrs. Jan HOFFER, Dallas, Texas; a step-daughter, Mickey (Christine) ESTEP, Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Florence) RATIE, Joplin, Mo.; Mrs. Carson (Luella) McGUIRE, Rochester, and Mrs. A.J. (Thelma) FERGUSON, Pala Verdes, Calif., and six grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Raven Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Rd., Marion, with the Rev. Dave BYRUM officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Burial will be later.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Cecil L. Rudd

Cecil Lee RUDD, 36, of 900 W. Harrison St., Plymouth, died unexpectedly about noon Thursday shortly after being taken to Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

He was born July 23, 1947 in Rochester to Charles L. and Ethel HURT RUDD.  His mother died in 1975; his father survives, residing in Rochester.  He lived most of his life in Marshall and Fulton counties.  He was married Nov. 3, 1973 in North Judson to Rhoda L. HATTERY; she survives.  He was a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife and father are two daughters, Crystal D. [RUDD], 8, and Briana Cecile [RUDD], 2, at home; a sister, Mrs. Dean (Verda) PERKINS, Hayward, Calif.; three brothers, Charles [RUDD], Jr., Rt. 5., Rochester; James [RUDD], Rt. 2, Rochester, and Dale [RUDD], Tacoma, Wash.; and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the services Sunday.

 

Vivian E. Cole

Vivian Eugene COLE, 62, Bellevue, Wash., a former Rochester resident, died early Thursday morning in a Seattle hospital.  He had been in failing health the past six years.

He was born in Rochester on April 22, 1921.  His mother Lucille CRAIG DRUDGE survives, residing at Rt. 2, Rochester.  He married Patricia THOMLINSON on Feb. 21, 1965 in Seattle, Wash.; she survives.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, and was a retired district manager for Sears Roebuck Co., in Bellevue.

Surviving with the wife and mother are a daughter, Marcie [COLE]; a son, Michael [COLE], a step-daughter and three step-grandchildren, all of Bellevue.  A brother, Julian POWELL, died in 1951 and his step-father, Wilson DRUDGE, died July 17, 1969.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Greens Funeral Home, Bellevue.
Saturday, August 27, 1983

 

Doc H. Miller

Doc H. MILLER, 75, Rt. 7, Rochester, who served three four year terms on the Rochester City Council, died at 11 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of six months.  He was born Nov. 9, 1907 in Fulton County to Tona and Flo Essie HUDKINS MILLER and had resided all his life in the Rochester community.  H was married in Rochester to Louise HAGGERTY on Dec. 22, 1939; she died Dec. 18, 1966.  On Feb. 26, 1971, he was married in Rochester to Evelyn CAUFFMAN, who survives.

He had been supervisor of Maintenance and ways for the Erie and the Erie-Lackawanna railroads, retiring in 1972 after 45 years of service. He attended Trinity Unted Methodist Church and was a member of the Win-a-Couple class of the church.  He was a member of the Erie-Lackawana Veterans Association, the Rochester Masonic Lodge, the Manitou Moose Lodge, and was a charter member of the Rochester Elks Lodge.  He served on the Rocheste City Council from 1956-59 and from 1964-71.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Robert L. [MILLER], Geneseo, Ill.; Thomas D. and Tona [MILLER], both of Rochester; six grandchildren; two sisters, Eva SMITH, Rochester, and Mrs. Joe (Helen) DAY, Akron, and nieces and nephews.  A grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Dale BARDSLEY and Fred KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m.Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center or the Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

 

Monday, August 29, 1983

 

Michael M. Katz

A 28-year-old Akron man died late Saturday afternoon from injuries suffered when his bicycle was struck from behind by a car on Indiana 114, two miles east of Akron.

Michael Morris KATZ, 401 N. Center St., died Several hours after the 2 p.m. accident wich occurred four-tenths of a mile east of County Road 1325 East, county police reported.

Police said Katz was riding a Huffy 10-speed bicycle east on Indiana 114.  Also eastbound was a pickup truck driven by Patricia Lou SCHULTZ, Rt.1, Akron, followed by a car driven by Floyd MURPHY, 68, Rt. 7, Rochester.  Police said the truck was preparing to turn left and obstructed the vision of Murphy, whose 1977 Ford Thunderbird struck the bicycle, flipping Katz onto the hood. Kats was unconscious and suffering internal injuries when taken by the Fulton County Emergency Medical Service to Woodlawn Hospital, police said.

His death was the second Fulton County  Traffic fatality this year and also the second in Henry Township.  Lori J. McCORMICK, 19, Fort Wayne, died in an accident a mile north of Akron on Indiana 19 on May 23.

Katz was born in Chicago on Nov. 14, 1954 to Abraham and Florence KATZ.  He was a graduate of Akron High School and former employee of Chamberlin Products, Akron.  He was a member of the B’nai Jacob Synagogue, Fort Wayne.

Surviving are his mother, Akron; a brother, Jerry KATZ, Akron; a sister, Carolyn POLOKOFF, Indianapolis, and a grandfather, Abe MAGAZINE, Warsaw.

Services were at 1 p.m. today at the D.O. McComb Foster Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, and burial was in the Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery.


 

James H. Shultz

James H. SHULTZ, 67, of 1030 Monroe St., former president and general manager of the Rochester Telephone Co., died about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Seal Beach, Calif., where he was vacationing.  He had been in failing health for a year.

He was born Aug. 15, 1916 in Kokomo to Frank and Farry HELSER SHULTZ.  He had lived in Rochester since 1960, moving here from Richmond.  His first marriage was in 1935 to Hazel D. RICE, who died in February 1978.  His second marriage was in 1979 to Virginia BENDER, who died in December 1980.

He was president and general manager of the Rochester Telephone Co., from 1960 through 1980, at which time he retired.  Before that, he had been general manager of the Richmond Home Telephone Co., and also was Southern Division manager of General Telephone Co., in Richmond.  He was a former dirctor of the Independent Telephone Association.  He was a member and Sunday School teacher of the Zion Lutheran Church in North Manchester and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and Eagles Lodge of Rochester, and was founder and a lifetime member of the Fulton County Players amateur theater group.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Johana) McCLAIN, Huntington Beach, Calif.; two sons, Donald E. [SHULTZ], Rochester, and James Todd [SHULTZ], [Litchfield], Ill., and five grandchildren. A half-sister preceded in death.

Private graveside services will be conducted at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery at a later date, with the Foster & Good Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert L. Tippy

Robert Lee TIPPY, 84, of 29404 County Road 20, Elkhart, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Elkhart Memorial Hospital.  He had been in failing health for three years.

He was born Jan. 2, 1899, in Talma to Levi and Ella ROSS TIPPY.  He married Mary M. NELSON in 1923.  She died Feb. 8, 1980.  He was retired from Elkhart Brass Co.  Formerly, he owned and operated the Talma Garage and was a musician who played in several bands.  He graduated from Talma High School, was a member of the Talma Bible Church and a veteran of World War II.  He moved from Talma to Elkhart 40 years ago.

He is survived by one son, Gene R. TIPPY, Kokomo; three grandchildren, Mrs. Doug (Jill) SAMPSEL, Mrs. Dennis (Kim) CARROLL, both of Rochester, and Bruce TIPPY, Columbia City; five great-grandchildren; five step-grandcildren; three step-great-grandchildren.  A son, Jack [TIPPY], and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. F.G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Harry E. Nafe

Word has been received of the death Wednesday in SAa Barbara, Calif., of Harry E. NAFE, who was born July 23, 1902 in Rochester.  The Forest G. Hay Funeral Home in South Bend is in charge of arrangements.
Harold D. Hammond

Harold D. HAMMOND, 75, of 703 E. Main St., Akron, died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for seven years.

He was born June 11, 1908, in Akron to Clement and Mary J. COOK Hammond.  He lived in the Akron community all his life.  He married Annebelle SHRIVER on Jan. 18, 1930.  She survives.  He was a retired brick and stonemason and a member of the Brickmasons Union Local 18, South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Arlene COLE, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Chester (Gladys) HIGHT, Peru, and Mrs. Leo (Marla) WANTUCH, LaPorte; a son, Bud L. HAMMOND, North Manchester; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary WOLFLA, Martinsville, and Pearl NEWCOMER, Rochester; two brothers Lloyd HAMMOND, Rocheter, and Fred HAMMOND, Akron.  Preceding in death were a son, James [HAMMOND], five brothers, three sisters and a great-grandson.

Services will be at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. Lowell BURRUS will officiate.  Burial will be at the Akron Cemetry.  Friends may call after      2 p.m. Tuesday and until service time Wednesday.

 

Dessie Emmons Pieffer

Dessie EMMONS PIEFFER, 78, died Aug. 23, in Bethesda Hospital, Del Ray Beach, Fla., after a short illness.

She was born Aug.9,1905, in Rochester.  She had spent most of her life in South Bend before moving to Florida in 1950.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred PIEFFER, and nieces and nephews.

A well-known amateur golfer, she was a member of Erskine and Morris Park country clubs in South Bend, the Lakewood Golf Club, Florida, and an honorary member of the Palm Beach Country Women’s Golf Association.

Memorial services were to be today in the Earl Smith Funeral Home, Lakeworth, Fla.  The body will be cremated and the ashes will be spread on Lakeworth Golf Course.

A Dessie Emmons Pieffer Memorial Golf Tournament will be held annually beginning next year at the Lakeworth Golf Course to benefit the club’s junior women golfers.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 1983

 

Harry E. Nafe

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 S. Ironwood Dr., South Bend, for Harry E. NAFE, 81, of South Bend who died Wednesday in Santa Barbara, Calif., after a sudden illness.

He was born in Rochester on July 23, 1902 to Earl and Edna BERRIER NAFE.  He lived most of his life in the South Bend area, moving there from Rochester.  He married Bessie MARRIOTT on June 30, 1934 in Rochester; she survives.  He was a teacher of industrial arts for 30 years in the South Bend area and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Marie) SCHEWER, South Bend, and Mrs. Clifford (Mabel) LOUNSBURY, Indianapolis.

The Rev. Lester BILL will officiate the services ad burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Hay Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to his church.


 

Wednesday, August 31, 1983

 

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Thursday, September 1, 1983

 

Martha M. Staner

Martha Mae STANER, 80, Westville, died at he Woodview Rehabilitation Center in Michigan City at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 9, 1892 in Elkhart County to John and Katherine YOUNG SMITH.  She had lived in Rochester for a time and had lived in Westville for 10 years.  She was married to Earl HOMAN, who preceded in death.  She married Frank STANER, who also preceded in death.  She was a member of the Christian Church in Milford.

Surviving are a daughter, Letha TRIGG, Westville; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildre, and a sister, Mary MARKHAM, Buchanan, Mich.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Weaver Funeral Home in Westville with the Rev. James ANDREWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn Cemetery at South Bend.  Friends may call until time of services.

 

Harry H. Gregory

Harry H. GREGORY, 72, of 1321 Eighth Ave., Akron, Ohio, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  He had been ill one month.

Gregory was born Aug. 11, 1911, in Rochester.  He had lived in Akron since 1955, moving from South Bend.  He married Lulu J. HARDY on Nov. 2, 1966, in Maryland.  He was a retired electrician who worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for 17 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Arlee) FABYAN, South Bend, and Mrs. John (Nila) WISE, Elkhart; one son, Harry D. GREGORY, Mishawaka; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend.  The Rev. David HARROLD of the Faith United Methodist Church will conduct the service.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, September 2, 1983

 

Marie H. McReynolds

Marie H. McREYNOLDS, 83, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 5:20 p.m.Thursday in Woodlaw Hospital.  She had lived in Rochester since 1951.

She was born May 1, 1900 in East Chicago to Oscar and Hanna JACOBSON JOHNSON.  She was married to Frank McREYNOLDS, who preceded in death.  She formerly was employed by the East chicago Teamsters Union.

Surviving is a brother, Carl T. JOHNSON, Dickson, Tenn.  A sister, Alma L. JOHNSON of Rochester, died in 1975.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, where friends may call Saturday from noon until time of services.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Saturday, September 3, 1983

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, September 5, 1983

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, September 6, 1983

 

Agnes Kessler

Agnes KESSLER, 90, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mount Healthy Christian Home in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 10, 1892 in Wabash County to Charles E. and Amanda STAMBAUGH KESSLER and had resided all her life in that county.  She was a retired school teacher.

Miss Kessler was graduatd from Manchester College in 1916 and rceived a master’s degree from Columbia University.  She was associate professor of education at Manchester College until 1942, and she taught at Wabash South Side Elementary School from 1942-58.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and the New Burlington Church of Christ.

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Frederick (Wilodean) RAKESTRAW, Rochester, and a nephew, Paul K. WEIMER, Princeton, N.J.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Somerset (Ind.) Christian Church and burial will be in the Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Eddingfield Mortuary in Wabash after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Kenneth W. Graham

Kenneth W. GRAHAM, 73, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Wabash Co. Hospital.

He was born July 13, 1910, in Denver, Ind., to Sherman and Elizabeth SEVERN GRAHAM.  He married Lillie ZARTMAN onAug. 20, 1931.  She survives.  He was retired from the Hausske-Harlen Furniture Co., Peru.

Also surviving are four sons, Kenneth [GRAHAM] Jr., Fulton; Thomas [GRAHAM], Marion; Willard [GRAHAM], Rt. 2, Macy, and Larry Joe [GRAHAM], Rt. 1, Denver a daughter, Bonnie HILLMAN, Kokomo; three sisters, Lucille LANGER, Peru; Virginia GALLAHAN, Mexico, and Harriett SWINDLER Peru; fifteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru.  The Revs. Don RITCHEY and Charles MEALY will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and Wednesday until service time.
Wednesday, September 7, 1983

 

Donald D. Grass

Donald D. GRASS, 64, of 60322 Robinhood Lane, Elkhart, died Monday at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patiet one week.

He was born Dec. 27, 1918 in Rochester.  He was married Dec. 21, 1945 at Lake Wawasee to Margaret J. WHITE, who survives.  Mr. Grass retired in 1966 from Indiana Realty at Elkhart.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Gene (Rhea) WILLIAMSON, Brownsburg; Mrs. Don (Teresa) LECHLITNER, Goshen; Mrs. Henry (Jane) ALDRIDGE, Cavalier, N.D., and Mrs. James (Brenda) RUSSELL, Osceola; two sons, Victor [GRASS], Napa, Calif., and Eric [GRASS], Lemoore, Calif.; fifteen grandchildren, and four brothers, Wendell and Kermit [GRASS], both of Rochester; Emil [GRASS], South Bend, and Kenneth [GRASS], Twelve Mile.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home in Elkhart.  Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery at Elkhart.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and       7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Association.

 

Mary J. Van Horn

Mary J. Van HORN, 52, Lake Manitou, died during the Labor Day weekend at her residence of an apparent overdose of medication.

She was born in Rochester May 16, 1931 to Orva and Bessie SANDERS ZIMMERMAN and was a 1949 graduate of Rochester High School.

Surviving are two sons, Scot Van HORN, Kewanna, and Mark Van HORN, Rochester; a daughter, Juliana Van HORN, Cambridge, Mass.; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Robert ZIMMERMAN, Lombard, Ill., and William ZIMMERMAN, Lake Placid, Fla.  Three brothers, Warren, Elmo and Verle [ZIMMERMAN], preceded in death.

At her request, there will be no funeral or visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Multiple Schlerosis Foundation.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, September 8, 1983

 

Helen M. Grimes

Helen M. GRIMES, 86, Denver, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

She was born Jan. 26, 1897 in Peru to Elmer Morton and Rebecca Elizabeth OTIKER YARD.  She was married to Gordon V. “Dick” GRIMES on Nov. 4, 1939 in the home of the late Rev. C.J. GOLDEN.  Her husband died Aug. 15, 1978.  She was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two nephews, James and Ronnie YARD, both of Peru, and a niece.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mary KENDZORA officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery at Denver.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Stephanie Minarik

Stephanie MINARIK, 85, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 4:43 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day.  She had been in failing health for a year.

She was born Dec. 25, 1898 in Chicago to John and Louise KAJER.  She moved here in 1942 from North Judson.  She was married July 16, 1919 in North Judson to Frank J. MINARIK, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) BASCOM, Merrillville; Mrs. Bud (Louise) MOORE, Lakeville, and Mrs. Ray (Bella) LOCKWOOD, Rochester; four sons, George [MINARIK], South Bend; Edward [MINARIK], Mishawaka; Joseph [MINARIK], North Judson, and Frank [MINARIK], Rochester; thirty-six grandchildren; fifty-two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Ann) BOHAC and Libby KAJER, both of North Judson, and Mrs. Primo (Rose) MONTORSI, Wanatah; three brothers, Jim and Luddy KAJER, both of North Judson, and Emil KAJER, Valparaiso.  Precedig in death were two daughters, a son, a grandson and two great-grandchildre.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, September 9, 1983

 

Stephanie Minarik

A Rosary will be conducted at 8 p.m. today by Father Richard PUETZ at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Stephanie MINARIK, Rt. 3, Rochester, who died Thursday at age 85.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Rev. Harold E. WELLER will officiate.

 

Mabel R. Reed

Mabel Ruth REED, 85, Rt. 2, Kewanna, a lifetime resident of Liberty Township, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Fulton County Dec. 30, 1892 to George W. and Lavina FENSTERMAKER EASTERDAY.  She was married near Fulton April 20, 1919 to Clarence E. REED, who survives.  She was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist Church, attended Indiana Central College and was a former school teacher in Liberty Township.

Surviving with the husband ar three sons, Dwight L. and Wilbur Dean [REED], both   Rt. 2, Kewanna, and Harold [REED], Indianapolis; a sister, Alta Glen [EASTERDAY], Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, Loris and Paul EASTERDAY, both of Fulton; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. aturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Ronald MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday until time of services.

 

Saturday, September 10, 1983

 

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Monday, September 12, 1983

 

Mabel E. Snyder

Mabel E. SNYDER, 98, died at 7:47 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, where she had lived since 1977.  She formerly resided at 914 Franklin St.

Mrs. Snyder was born Aug. 15, 1885, in Milan, Mich., to Anthony Wayne and Katherine CRIDER BARRON.  She had lived in Rochester since 1950, moving from Leiters Ford and Homer, Mich.  She married Thomas SNYDER on Aug. 8, 1906, in Detroit.  He died Nov. 8, 1970.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, Rochester; a life member of the Order of Eastern Star of Michigan; past chief, Lafayette Temple No. 52 of Pythian Sisters, Detroit; past matron, Vesper Chapter 329, Jonesville, Mich.; past president Hillsdale Co. Assoc. OES, Hillsdale, Mich.; past noble grand, Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 57, Rochester; charter member and past worthy high priestess, Bethel Shrine No. 26, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Rochester.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were an infant daughter and six brothers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  The Rev. James DAVISON will officiate.

Two memorial services are scheduled at the funeral home.  Rebekah Lodge No. 57 will conduct one at 7 p.m. Tuesday; the OES will conduct another at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Friends may call at the funeral home between 4 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.

Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford.

 

Zelda H. Lash

Zelda H. LASH, 95, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 2:12 a.m. Sunday in the Kosciusko Community Hospital at Warsaw.

She was born Aug. 31, 1888 in Mentone to William and Anna SARBER BLUE and had lived all her life in the Mentone area.  She was married Aug. 7, 1913 to Raymond LASH, who died Feb. 10, 1967.  She was a teacher at Sevastopol, Palestine and Milbern schools.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) ELLISON, Rochester; a son, Philip [LASH], Mentone; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Maurice (Catherine) DUNNUCK, Etna Green, and Mrs. Estil (Helen) VanDORN, Indianapolis.  A daughter, Eleanor CHAMBERLIN, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Lester CAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Irene L. Rowe

Irene L. ROWE, 61, 7375 E. 15th Road, Argos, died unexpectedly at 10 a.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient one day.

She was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Bremen to Raymond and Flossie REED BALMER and had lived in Argos 35 years, moving from South Bend.  She was married Oct. 7, 1939 in Bremen to Carel ROWE, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Richard [ROWE], Tippecanoe; two grandchildren; the mother, of Bremen, and a sister, Marsha SCHRADER, Bremen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Carl J. Romig

Carl J. ROMIG, 71, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 9:48 a.m. Saturday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital after a five-month illness.

He was born May 5, 1912 in Mishawaka.  His parents were Jonas and Emma McCLURE ROMIG.  He had lived at Tippecanoe 12 years, moving from Argos.  He had been employed by the Town of Argos and the Indiana Department of Highways.

Surviving are two daughters, Carole RINGLE, Argos, and Maria CARMEAN, Plymouth; three sons, Charles [ROMIG], Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Roger [ROMIG], Culver, and John [ROMIG], Argos; seventeen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 1983

 

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Wednesday, September 14, 1983

 

Delta A. Yazel

Delta A. YAZEL, 77, died at 1 a.m. today at her Etne Green home after a long illness.

She was born Dec. 6, 1905 at Mentone to John and Alice JEFFERIES BORTON.  She was married Oct. 20, 1925 to Clyde YAZEL, who survives.  She lived all her married life in Etna Green, where she was a member of the Etna Green Church of Christ.

Also surviving are two sons, Harold “Mike” YAZEL, Mentone and Rex “Arkie” YAZEL, Tippecanoe; ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A brother and sister are deceased.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Gene NEYHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, September 15, 1983

 

Max W. Landis

Max W. LANDIS, 70, Rt. 2, Macy, died Wednesday afternoon at his home.  He had been in failing health for a year.

He was born Dec. 11, 1912 in Roann to J. Elmer and Cora WASHINGTON LANDIS and had lived all his life in the Rochester, Macy and Roann areas.  He was married Sept. 7, 1948 in Atwood to Opal Audrey KLOCK, who died May 22, 1975.  He was retired from farming and from American Stationary Corp., Peru.

Surviving are three sisters, Ruth GREPVIN, Rt. 2, Macy; June CASTLE, Morgan, Utah, and Madge CAPEL, Nacogdoches, Texas, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Lynn LANDIS, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Marvin C. Mogle

Marvin C. MOGLE, 79, Tucson, Ariz., a native of Fulton County, died Tuesday at the home of a son, Joseph, in Lincoln, Neb.

He was born to Harry and Melvina MOGLE and attended school at Grass Creek.  He was a graduate of Grass Creek High School.  He resided most of his married life in Mishawaka.  His wife, the former Dorothy MONEYSMITH, died last year.  Mr. Mogle moved several years ago to Tucson, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph E. [MOGLE], Lincoln, Neb., and Robert C. [MOGLE], Phoenix, Ariz.

Services and burial will be in Tucson Friday.

 

Friday, September 16, 1983 to Saturday, September 17, 1983

 

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Monday, September 19, 1983

 

C. A. Underwood

C.A. UNDERWOOD, 87, Martinsville, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Morgan County Memorial Hospital, Martinsville.

He is survived by his wife, Esther [UNDERWOOD]; a son, Verl [UNDERWOOD], Dallas; a daughter, Joy LEE, Oregon; and four grandchildren.

Underwood was minister at the First Christian Church, Rochester, from 1957-61.  When he left Rochester, he retired and moved to Martinsville.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Christian Church, Martinsville.  The Neil-Sumner Funeral Home, Martinsville, is in charge of arrangements.  He will be buried in Knox County.
Jack E. McKinney

Jack E. McKINNEY, 75, Nyona Lake (Rt. 1, Macy), died at 6 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital wher he was admittd earlier in the day.

He was born Dec. 28, 1907 in Browntown, Ind., to John and Estella McKINNEY.  He had lived in Fulton County the past 21 years, coming here from South Dakota. He was married in Kokomo on June 29, 1946 to Edith Ann SHIVELY; she survives.  He was a retired steamfitter, a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rochester.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Alan (Pam) CAMREN, Mishawaka; a son, Gene Rust [McKINNEY], Kokomo; four grandchildren a great-grandson; a brother, Weber McKINNEY, Washington State; three half-brothers and a half-sister.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Tuesday.

 

Maurice E. Carruthers

Maurice E. “Sam” CARRUTHERS, 71, Middletown, Ohio, a native of Rochester, died Wednesday at Middletown Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks.  He had been in ill health more than six years.

Carruthers was born in Rochester to Alonzo and Daisy CARRUTHERS on March 23, 1912.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School and Purdue University.

Carruthers was retired as director of process and special metals research at Armco which he joined in 1936.

He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and had been active in Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his wife, Nila AMBLER CARRUTHERS, who he married Oct. 3, 1934; one son, one daughter, five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Margaret KISSINGER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Ray HAYES, Des Moines.

 

Cecil Howard

Cecil “Pete” HOWARD, 78, Denver, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born Jan 4, 1905, to Ruben and Clara HUBBARD HOWARD.  He and Lucile FAHL were married Nov. 23, 1935, near Denver.  She survives.

Howard retired from the Miami County Highway Department in 1976.  he was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Other survivors are a sister, Grace HOLLENBACK, Bunker Hill a brother, Lawrence HOWARD, Porter; prceding in death were a son, a sister and two brothers.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver. Rev. Mark SP0ENCE will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.

Friends may call at the funeral home between 2 and 5 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. today.
Breazy May Bell

Breazy May BELL, the newborn daughter of Hurchel and Margaret BRANNAM BELL, 114 W. Third St., died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

She is survived by a sister, Cecelia BELL, at home; her maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Peter SHIDLER, maternal great-grandmother, Margaret WRIGHT, all of North Judson; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James GIPSON and paternal great-grandmother, Ada BRANNAM, all of Rochester.

Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. John PHILLIPS of the Church of God officiating.  Burial was to be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 1983

 

Candy R. Newton

Candy R. NEWTON, 50, Fulton, died at 6:15 a.m. today at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

Born Oct. 4, 1922 in Seminole, Texas, to Walter and Alpha SIMONS GERNANDT, she was married Aug. 5, 1965, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Gerald R. NEWTON, who survives.  She had been a homemaker in Fulton, where she attended the Fulton Baptist Temple and belonged to the Fulton Order of Eastern Star, the 3-C’s Club, and the Swinging Dudes Square Dance Club.

Also surviving are four daughters, Connie and Christina HALAS, both of Albuquerque, N.M., Cindy CUSTODIO, Terre Haute, Laniya NEWTON, at home; one son, Ray [NEWTON], Albuquerque, three sisters Lucille and Patricia [GERNANDT], Lubbock, Texas, Eileen [GERNANDT], Snyder, Texas; three brothers, Jay [GERNANDT], Lovington, Texas; Bryce [GERNANDT], Snyder, Texas; Augustina [GERNANDT], Rock Springs, Wyo.; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fulton Baptist Church with Rev. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the residence from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services at the church.  McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wilma J. Clark

Wilma Jean CLARK, 53, 403 W. Third St., died at 4:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday.

Mrs. Clark was born July 21, 1930 in Winamac to Guy and Agnes MEEK ROBINSON.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester area.  She was married to George CLARK, who prceded her in death March, 1982.  An 18-year Torin Corp. employee, she was a member of the Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Vicki) NORMAN, Macy, and Mrs. Terry (Georgia) GAGNON, Akron; three sons, Jack BECK, Rochester; Russell CLARK, Akron, and David CLARK, Macy; twelve grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maxine ASH, Westville three brothers, Jack ROBINSON, Chesterton, Robert ROBINSON, Lowell, and Richard ROBINSON, Rochester, Minn.; nieces and nehews.

Services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Rev. C.J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester.  Visiting hours will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday.
Mildred M. Robbins

Mildred M. ROBBINS, 68, Huntington, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

She was born Feb. 8, 1915 in Fulton County to Vernon and Bernice DARR BARKMAN.  She married Maurice B. ROBBINS in Rochester on June 15, 1937; he survives. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntington.

Surviving with the husbad is a sister, Mrs. William (Frances) VanDEREN, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Deal & Robbins Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington, Huntington.  The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Huntington County Cancer Society.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 1983

 

James H. Shultz

Graveside services for James H. SHULTZ, 67, 1030 Monroe St., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Paul BORG officiating.

Mr. Shultz died Aug. 28, in Seal Beach, Calif.

 

Thursday, September 22, 1983

 

Donald M. Leedy

Donald M. LEEDY, 63, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth after a long illness.

Born Nov. 17, 1919, in Richland Township, to Bert and Lida MOON LEEDY, who have preceded him in death, he lived for 37 years in the Hammond area, before moving back six years ago.  On May 5, 1940, he married Imogene ANDERSON, who survives.  He was an electronics supervisor for Youngstown Sheet and Tube Corp. and Midwest Steel of Portage.  He retired in 1975.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was a member of the Midwest Steel Supervisors Association.

Survivors include two sons, Jerald L. LEEDY, Palos Hills, Ill, and James A. LEEDY, Hammond; a daughter-in-law Jenette LEEDY, Palos Hills; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Jenine and Jer [LEEDY], all of Palos Hills; a sister, Margaret G. ANDREWS, Phoeix,s Ariz.; and an aunt, Mrs. Myra BLACKBURN, Rochester.  Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m.Saturday in the Richland Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, September 23, 1983

 

Chester James

Funeral services for Chester JAMES, 68, who died Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz., will be Saurday in that city.

Born in Fulton in 1915, he had lived in Phoenix for 20 years.  He was a painter and noted guitar player.  Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Jerry (Wanda) HOWARD, Athens, and Mrs. Myron (Kate) ALDERFER, Rochester.


 

Saturday, September 24, 1983

 

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Monday, September 26, 1983

 

William A. Tucker

William A. TUCKER, 81, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 2:52 p.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 12, 1902 at Tippecanoe to Ira and Rosella WEIMER TUCKER, he lived his adult life in the Burket area.  He was married June 5, 1943 to Credith STRINE who preceded in death.  He was a retired carpenter and construction worker and a member of the Burket Volunteer Fire Department, the Burket United Methodist church and the Warsaw American Legion.  He was a WWII veteran.

Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Jerry (Ann) BLACKBURN, Claypool; one son, John TUCKER, Burket and a granddaughter.  Two sisters, two brothers and a grandson are deceased.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be i the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  There will be a fireman’s memorial at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 1983

 

Dana W. Starr

Dana W. “Twink” STARR, 76, died at 4 p.m. Monday at his home, 307 E. Main St., Mentone.  He had  been in ill health or several yers.

Born July 9, 1907, in Winamac to John and Myrtle VERTREES STARR, he married Pauline HUBBARD March 26, 1932, in Plymouth.  She survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Pat) McINTYRE, Elkhart; a brother, William STARR, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Ruby STARR, Dayton, Ohio, and a grandchild.  Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.  Starr was retired from Manwaring Leghorn Farms, Mentone.

Services are set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Lester TAYLOR of the Mentone United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of service Thursday.
Wednesday, September 28, 1983

 

Raymond Barten

Raymond BARTEN, 85, of Brook died of cancer at 6:28 p.m. Monday at George Ade Memorial Hospital, Brook.

He was born April 8, 1898, in Newton County to William and Maria SCHUETTE BARTEN.  He married Hope V. GILMAN on Feb. 3, 1920, in Thorntown.  She prceded him in death.  He was a lifetime resident of Brook and was a farmer and truck driver.  He was a member of Griggs United Methodist Church, Goodland; a director of the Community State Bank, Brook; a dirctor emeritus of the Federal Land Bank, Kentland, and a past president of the Iroquois Manor Association.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sarah L. PYLE, Rochester, and Mrs. Velma Jean DART, Goodland; one son, William Ralph BARTEN, Brook; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchild

Services are set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Griggs United Methodist Church in Goodland with the Rev. Bonnie JOHNSON and Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  He will be buried in Goodland Cemetery.  Visitations are scheduled  from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Weston-Gerts Funeral Home in Brook.

 

Alta L. Rouch

Alta L. ROUCH, 83, died at 6:30 a.m. today at her residence in Fulton.

She was born March 9, 1900, in Richland Township to Charles and Christina BEEHLER COPLEN and was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  She married Dwight L. ROUCH in Rochester on June 22, 1921.  He survives.  Mrs. Rouch retired in 1965 from Torx Products, Rochester.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church, Bide-A-Wee Club and Liberty Neighbors Club.

Surviving besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. James (Arvella) SUTTON, Rochester two sons, Marvin [ROUCH], Fort Wayne, and LeRoy “Dutch” [ROUCH], Fulton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Four brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Fulton United Methodist Church with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be between 2 and 9 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, and at the church one hour before the service.  Memorials may be made to the Gideon International Bible Society at the funeral home.
Lyman E. Baker

Lyman E. BAKER, 68, of 513 Main St., died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  He had been in ill health for four months.

He was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Twelve Mile to Samuel and Anna MARSHALL BAKER.  He lived all but five years of his life in this area.  He married Anne PAFUNDI on June 1, 1963, in Rochester.  She survives.

Baker was a retired plumbing and heating contractor who was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Mizpah Shrine, Scottish Rite, I.O.O.F., and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  He served several years as deputy coroner for Fulton County.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Brad [BAKER], of Rochester, a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Cathy) O’NEAL of Independence, Mo., and seven grandchildren.

Private family rites will be conducted by Louis O’NEAL with Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  There will be no visitation.

 

Thursday, September 29, 1983

 

Alta L. Rouch

Memorial contributions in the name of Alta L. ROUCH may be made at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, to the Fulton United Methodist Church Otgan Fund.  Mrs. Rouch, 83, Fulton, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home.

She was a member of the Gideon Auxiliary in addition to other organizations.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church where friends may call an hour before services or at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Dean M. McFadden

Dean Michael McFADDEN, 20, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital after a long illness.

Born April 28, 1963 in Rochester to Dr. Orville and Judy SPAGUE McFADDEN, he had lived all his life in the Mentone area. He was a 1982 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School.  Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Deneice CHRISMAN, Claypool, and Karen DISHONG, Ft. Wayne; two brothers, James [McFADDEN], Warsaw, and Roland [McFADDEN], Rochester.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturay at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. There will be a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Friday, September 30, 1983

 

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Saturday, October 1, 1983

 

C. James Starr

C. James STARR, 90, Rt. 6, Caldwell, Idaho, formerly of Argos, died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday in a Caldwell nursing home.

Born Nov. 20, 1892, in Washington Heights, Ill., to Cornelius and Lucy McDOWELL STARR, he had lived in Idaho since 1973.  He was married June 20, 1917, in Knox t9 Hazel BUTTERFIELD who preceded in death.  He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include two daughters, Alice WINT, Caldwell; Ruth AWALD, Walkerton; one son, Ralph STARR, Long Beach, Calif.; twelve grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren.  One son, Harold [STARR], Rochester, preceded in death.

Private services were held in Caldwell.  Burial will follow at a later date in Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.

 

Ivan H. Brashaber and

Mary E. Brashaber

Ivan H. BRASHABER, 84, and his wife Mary Elizabeth BRASHABER, 79, both of Bloomington, died Thursday of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Shelbyville.

Mr. Brashaber was born Jan. 15, 1899 in Monroe County to John C.F. BRASHABER and Miriam Rose SHAFER BRASHABER.  Mrs. Brashaber was born Jan. 21, 1904 in Monroe County to Joseph Riley EDWARDS and Rachal Jane KELLER EDWARDS.  Both had lived all their lives in Monroe County.  He was a retired farmer and 32-year postal employee in Bloomington.  She was a homemaker.  They were members of the Farm Bureau.  survivors include two daughtrs, Joanna B. SMITH, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Carolyn SMITH, San Antonio, Texas; one son, Kenneth [BRASHABER], Rt. 3, Rushville and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Don SMITH officiating.  Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and an hour before the service.  Burial will be in Edwards Cemetery, Greene County.  Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

 

Chester L. Bliss

Chester Leonard BLISS, 68, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 6:07 a.m. Friday at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo.

Born Oct. 22, 1914 in Howard County to Neal and Ona VanMETER BLISS, he was maried Feb. 9, 1935 to Mary L. THOMPSON, who survives.  He was a job setter for 37 1/2 years at Chrysler before retiring in 1975.  He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 685.  Other survivors include two sons, Ronald [BLISS], Haines City, Fla., and Thomas [BLISS], Kokomo; three sisters, Eileen PERRYMAN, Betty KENNEDY ad Ruth Ann YOCUM, all of Kokomo; five brothers, Earl [BLISS], Clearwater, Fla., Jerry [BLISS], Galveston, Neal Jr., Walter and Clifford [BLISS], both of Kokomo, and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ellers Chapel in Kokomo with David SMITH officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Crown Point Cemetery in Kokomo.  It is suggested that memorials be given to a favorite charity.
Monday, October 3, 1983

 

Monica S. Rudd

Monica Sue “Susie” RUDD, 29, 15630 State Road 331, Bourbon, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.  She has been a patient one week and in failing health for six months.

A 1972 graduate of Rochester High School, she was the daughter of Alvin and Martha EATMON BARNETT, who survive and live in Bristol.  She was born Aug. 26, 1954.  She moved to Bourbon from Rochester four years ago.  Mrs. Rudd married Jack RUDD, who survives, on June 10, 1972, in Rochester.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church, Rochester.

Surviving besides the parents and husband are a daughter, Tesha Sue [RUDD], and two sons, Ryan and Jeremy [RUDD], all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Brenda) SENFF, Bourbon; Mrs. Gary (Diane) BYFIELD, Etna Green, and Mrs. Alan (Janet) BANKS, Culver; two brothers, Lee [BARNETT], Rochester, and Larry [BARNETT], Dixon, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Ruby EATMON, Oscela, Ark.; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home.  The Revs. Norman PENNINGTON and Peter GREENHOW will officiate.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday.

 

Donald A. Calhoun, Sr.

Donald A. CALHOUN Sr., 79, of 302 First St., Argos, died unexpectedly at his home at 6:45 a.m. today.

He was born July 18, 1904 in Marshall County to Thomas and Lavina COOPER CALHOUN.  He was married Nov. 5, 1924 in Culver to Cora ANDREWS, who survives.  He was a lifetime farmer and a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F., the Santa Ann United Methodist Church and the Green Township Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Jean) BLUBAUGH, Plymouth four sons, Donald Jr., Robert and Richard [CALHOUN], all of Argos, and Charles [CALHOUN], Culver; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dessa BRUGH, Culver.  A grandchild and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Keith SMITLEY and Richard LEWKE officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday;  I.O.O.F. services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, October 4, 1983

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, October 5, 1983

 

Jamie L. Duff

Jamie L. DUFF, 19, Blue Mounain, Miss., formerly of Bourbon, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Northern Mississippi Medical Center at Tupelo, Miss., from injuries sustained in an auto accident Saturday night.

She was born Sept. 1, 1964 in Marshall County to Don and Mary Ellen TRIGG DUFF.  She moved to Mississippi six years ago from Bourbon. She was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ at Blue Mountain and was employed by Pep Industries.

Surviving are the mother, Mary Ellen TIPTON, Bloomfield, N.M.; the father, Don DUFF, Argos; a sister, Becky DUFF, Args, and a brother, Michael DUFF, Tupelo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Argos Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and at the church on Friday for an hour before services.

 

Sybyl Stockberger

Mrs. Dean (Sybyl) STOCKBERGER, 39, of 403 E. 13th St., died at 824 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.  She was transferred there Monday from Woodlawn Hospital.

Services are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, October 6, 1983

 

Sybyl Stockberger

Services for Sybyl Joan STOCKBERGER, 40, of 403 E. 13th. St., will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mrs. Stockberger died at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient three days.  She had been in failing health for 10 days.

She was born Dec. 27, 1942 in Holopaw, Fla., to Noah C. and Nancy M. McWATERS RAULERSON.  She moved here from St. Cloud, Fla., in 1977.  She was married Feb. 6, 1976 in St. Cloud to Dean F. STOCKBERGER, who survives.  She was secretary of the Occupational Development Center here for two years.  She and her husband recently purchased part interst in Chamberlain’s Bar and Lounge in Rochester.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, David and Scott NEIL, both at home; the father, in St. CLOUD; five sisters, Mrs. Ralph R. (Fay) KASCHEL, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Charles (Patricia) DEATON, Winter Haven, Fla.; Mrs. Marion PETERS, St. Cloud; Mrs. Joyce KRAUSE, Kissimmee, Fla., and Mrs. Charles (Linda) SMITH, Horton, Ala., and a brother, Noah Clermon RAULERSON, Holopaw.  The mother died July 27, 1983.
Friday, October 7, 1983

 

Jesse J. Gilbreath Sr. and

Jesse J. Gilbreath Jr.

An Alabama father and son were killed and five other people injured Thursday at 6:45 p.m. when a southbound tractor-trailer slammed into two parked cars on U.S. 31, just east of Old U.S. 31.

State police today were continuing their investigation into the reason why the truck driven by Chester M. FAUL, 39, Dayton, Ky., struck the cars, which were parked on the south berm of the highway.  Faul was being held in Fulton County Jail on $5,000 bond for investigation of criminal rcklessness.

The dead were identified as Jesse J. GILBREATH Sr., 39, and Jesse J. GILBREATH Jr., 19, both of Rt. 1, Parrish, Ala. The younger Gilbreath was decapitated when he was struck by the truck as he was siphoning gasoline from a can into one of three parked cars.  Police had not determined where his father was at the time of the accident.

Police said the occupants of the three cars and a bus were en route from Michigan, where they had been picking apples, to Alabama. One of the cars ran out of gas and the cars pulled off the road together.

The bus, which police said had been ahead of the three cars, returned to the scene after the accident.

The semi-trailer, a United Van Lines truck owned by Stacy Storage Moving, was traveling from St. Joseph, Mich., to Cincinnati, Ohio, with a load which included furniture and a car.

Police said the truck struck the left front of the trailing car, hit the younger Gilbrath as he was putting gasoline into the tank on the left side of the center car. then struck the lead car - driving it into the ditch on the south side of the highway.

Faul was treated at Woodlawn Hospital for cuts to his head and left shoulder. A passenger in the truck, Joe BLACKBURN, 37, Cincinnati, Ohio, suffered scalp lacerations and was admitted in good condition at Woodlawn.

Three passengers in the lead car were injured and one remained hospitalized today.  They are Mandy DIVINE, 18, Rt. 1, Parrish, Ala., in serious condition with scalp and facial cuts; Maria PARKER, 13, Rt. 2, Judsonia, Ark., abdominal bruises, and Joshua J. GILBREATH, 2, Rt. 1, Parrish, Ala., cuts to his head, lip and left elbow.

A state police accident reconstruction expert was called to help investigate the accident.  Several hours after the accident, southbound traffic was re-routed down old U.S. 31 so that measurements and other information could be obtained at the scene.

The Rochester Fire Department was called at 7:03 p.m. to extinguish a fire at the scene.  Firefighters also cut battery cables on the vehicles to prevent further fires, helped wash down diesel fuel and gasoline which spilled at the scene, and assisted police by illuminating the scene with their flood lights.

Police said four state, four city and two county officers assisted at the scene. The injured were transported to Woodlawn Hospital by Fulton County Emergency Medical Service vehicles and Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD was called and pronounced both victims dead at the scene.

The traffic deaths were Fulton County’s third and fourth this year - the most since seven traffic fatalities occurred in 1979.  It was the county’s first double fatality accident since June 5, 1981 when a Chicago man and Valparaiso man were killed in the crash of a state highway paint truck and tractor-trailer on U.S. 31, near County Road 700 North.
Ralph E. Arnsberger

Ralph E. ARNSBERGER, 95, of Mentone, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health for several months.

Born Feb. 12, 1888, in Kosciusko County to George and Sarah BECHTELHEIMER ARNSBERGER, he lived most of his life around Mentone.  He married Ethel B. COOKERLY on May 23, 1938, in Hammond.  She died in 1966.

Arnsberger served in the U.S. Army during World War I.  He was a farmer, restauranteur and a member of the Mentone American Legion and Warsaw Elks.  He is survived by seven nieces and two nephews.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded im in death.

Services are set for 1 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with Rev. Ken MARKEN of the First Baptist Church, Mentone, officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetry.  Visiting hours begin at 2 p.m. today and will continue until the time of services Friday.

 

Theresa M. Chriss

Theresa M. CHRISS, 16, Sycamore, Ill., granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross HILDRETH of Rochester, died Wednesday at Koshwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Ill.

She was born Dec. 30, 1966 in Elgin, Ill., to Michael P. and Bonita BALOR CHRISS.  She was a student at Sycamore High School, where she was a member of the girls varsity softball team and vice president of the Health Related Occupations Class.  She was a dental assistant for  Dr. Dennis COLLINS in DeKalb and a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore.

Surviving with Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth are the parents; a brother, Scott R. [CHRIS], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald GALOR, Polo, Ill.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel CHRISS, Polo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday in the Salem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gary B. RYDEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery at Sycamore.  Friends may call at the Van Natta Funeral Home, 203 E. State St., Sycamore, from 6 to 8 p.m. today.  A memorial fund is being established.

 

Saturday, October 8, 1983

Vern C. Hudson

Vern C. HUDSON, 76, Akron, died of a heart attack at 9:10 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born Dec. 30, 1906 in Miami County to Charles and Eva MURPHY HUDSON.  He was married Sept.5, 1925 to Mary A. FOUTS, who survives.  They moved to Akron from Roann in 1972.  Mr. Hudson was a retired farmer and a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Joe (Betty) CLARK and Mrs. Don (Mildred) YEOMAN, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Truman (Doris) NORDMAN, Roann, and Mrs. Dick (Marsha) HELM, Bunker Hill; four sons, Don [HUDSON], Roann; Floyd [HUDSON], Huntington Beach, Calif.; Larry [HUDSON], Portland, Ore., and Jerry [HUDSON], Akron; twenty-eigt grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two sisters Olive HUDSON, Roann, and Dorothy TRUEX, Denver, and six brothers, Frank [HUDSON], Warsaw; John [HUDSON], Remington, and Clyde, Homer, Oren and Paul [HUDSON, all of Roann.  Two sisters and a granddaughter preceded in death.  Services will be at [10 a.m.] Tuesday in the Olive Branch Church of God with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Enterprise [Tombaugh] Cemetery at Akron [SE of Gilead].  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron after  2 p.m. Monday, and at the church on Tuesday for an hour before service.


 

Monday, October 10, 1983

 

Dorothy Paulus

Fulton County’s third traffic fatality in less than a week was recorded when Dorothy PAULUS, 50, Mishawaka, died today in a South Bend hospital of injuries suffered Saturday morning southwest of Rochester.

She was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Irvin E. BABCOCK, 67, Granger, which was run over by the rear tires of a tractor-trailer at U.S. 31 and county Road 50 East, near the entrance to the Station Haus Auto-Truck Plaza at 8 a.m.

Babcock was reported in critical condition and was being transported from Woodlawn Hospital to South Bend Memorial Hospital today.

County police said the Babcock motorcycle and another motorcycle were southbound on U.S. 31 and were preparing to turn right onto the county road after rounding the curve south of Indiana 14.  The truck, driven by Morgan H. FISHER, 55, Spring City, Tenn., had left the truck stop and was stopped at U.S. 31 preparing to turn right into the southbound lane.

The Babcock motorcycle struck the trailer of the truck in front of the rear wheels.  The driver of the truck was unaware of the accident until he pulled forward and ran over the cycle and its riders, police said.

Paulus suffered a crushed pelvis, broken jaw and internal injuries and was transported from Woodlawn to St. Joseph Medical Center on Saturday.  Hospital officials said she died at 12 a.m. today.

Babcock spent the weekend in Woodlaw Hospital with injuries to his legs and internal organs.

The Rocheter Fire Department was called to the scene to help clean up spilled fuel and other debris.

The accident occurred about 1 1/2 miles west of the scene of a double-fatality accident which occurred Thursday at 6:45 p.m.  In that accident, Jesse J. GILBREATH Sr., 39, and son Jesse J. GILBREATH Jr., both of Parrish, Ala., were killed when they were struck by a southbound tractor-trailer as they stood near three cars parked on the southbound berm of U.S. 31, east of Old U.S. 31, south of Rochester.

The three traffic deaths push the county’s total to five this year. Only one person was killed in traffic accidents in Fulton County in 1982.

 

Ruth M. Sullivan

Ruth M. SULLIVAN, 80, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the nursing home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Donald I. Miller

Donald I. MILLER, 73, a former Fulton County resident who lived in Anderson, died at  6 a.m. Saturday in Anderson of a heart attack.  He had been in failing health for several years.

Mr. Miller was born May 30, 1910, in Fulton County to Omer and Pearl ZIMMERMAN MILLER and married Eva HOPPES of Pendleton, who survives.  He was retired from Guide Lamp in Anderson.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Francis [MILLER], Huntsville; Larry [MILLER], Colorado; Mike and James [MILLER], both of Anderson; two daughters, Carolyn ROYER, Logansport and Shirley [MILLER], Oklahoma City, Okla. two brothers, Harold [MILLER], Akron, and Gerald [MILLER], Springfield, Ill., and a sister, Mary MILLER LEINIGER, Akron.

Services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home at Pendleton.  Burial will be at Pendleton.

 

Tuesday, October 11, 1983

 

Susan Kuiper

Susan KUIPER, 54, of 1316 Knollwood Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich., died Monday morning in Borgess Hospital at Kalamazoo.

She was born Aug. 16, 1929 in Leiters Ford to Emery and Anice LARGE.  She had lived in Kalamazoo since 1960.  She was employed by the Kalamazoo Police Department and was a member of the Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church.

Surviving are the husband, Homer [KUIPER]; two daughters, Cynthia WILLARD and Dawn ARIYAVATKUL, both of Kalamazoo; five step-children; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three brothers and a sister, Delbert LARGE, Rochester; Orville LARGE, Monterey; Alfred LARGE, Zephyr Hills, Fla., and Helen Jane SHRIVER, Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Langland Memorial Chapel in Kalamazoo and burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Kalamazoo.  Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. EST.

 

Harold Smith

Word has been received of the death Friday in Florida of Harold SMITH, who was born May 9, 1901 to Albert and Ollie SMITH.  Among the survivors are two sisters, Sarah CHAPIN of Rochester and Edith CUMBERLAND of Florida.

 

Russell Antonides

Russell ANTONIDES, 60, Rural Route, Etna Green, died Monday afternoon at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.  Services are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.
Ruth M. Sullivan

Services for Ruth M. SULLIVAN, 80, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, will be at      3 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  The Rev. Joey WATT will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Mrs. Sullivan died at Canterbury Manor at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

She was born June 1, 1903 in Paris, Ill.  She moved here 3 1/2 years ago from Las Cruces, N.M.  She was married in Newport, R.I. to Robert SULLIVAN, who died in February 1979.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nina FURNIVALL SPURLOCK of Rochester, and nieces and nehews.

 

Wednesday, October 12, 1983

 

Russell R. Antonides

Services for Russell R. ANTONIDES, 60, Rt. 1, Etna Green, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Orville KILMER, Lester TAYLOR and Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Mr. Antonides died at 4 p.m. Monday in St. Vincent’s Hospital at Indianapolis after a seven-week illness.

He was born July 17, 1923 in Walnut Township, Marshall County to Lorenzo and Leora ROOSE ANTONIDES.  He was married May 9, 1943 in Argos to Kahte GOLDT.  He was a farmer for 45 years.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mary Katherine HANES, Tippecanoe, and Eldona Jean BEEHLER, Muncie; two sons, Edward A. and Randall L. [ANTONIDES], both of Warsaw; eight grandchildrn, an a sister, Ruth YOUNG, Chesterton.

 

Thursday, October 13, 1983

 

B. Ellis Clifton

B. Ellis CLIFTON, 83, of 17207 Pair Rd., Culver, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth shortly after admission.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born April 17, 1900 in Hibbard to Lewis and Myrtle LOWRY CLIFTON.  He had lived most of his life in the Poplar Grove community near Argos.  He was married Oct. 8, 1921 in Culver to Nellie HATTEN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a motor bus driver.  He was a member of he Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, a member and past-noble grand of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. and a member of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Wahneeta) SAUSAMAN, Portage, and Mrs. John (Nancy) STRYCKER, Culver; four sons, Edgar [CLIFTON], Lapaz; Charles, Bernard and Donovan [CLIFTON], all of Culver; twenty grandchildren, and thirty-four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and at the church for an hour before services.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.


 

Friday, October 14, 1983

 

Diane Ghaffari

Diane RESER GHAFFARI, 33, Laguna Beach, Calif., died of cancer around midnight (EST) today at a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico.  She had been ill for three months.

She was a 1968 graduate of Rochester High School, a Purdue University graduate and former teacher in the Caston School Corporation.  She was married to Hossain GHAFFARI in California; he survives.

Also surviving are her parents, Charles and Fran RESER, Rochester; a sister, Janet NOWICKI, South Bend; two brothers, Kevin and Brian RESER, Rochester; a niece and three nephews.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

Wilma A. Luty

Mrs. Karl (Wilma A.) LUTY, 83, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died this morning at the Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw.  Services are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Saturday, October 15, 1983

 

Wilma A. Luty

Services for Wilma A. LUTY, 83, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Cameron MANIFOLD officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and    7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mrs. Luty died Friday morning at the Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home at Warsaw after a four-month illness.

She was born Jan. 26, 1900 at Argos to Charles and Elizabeth GRAHAM McWHORTER and had lived most of her life in Argos.  She was married March 25, 1922 in Plymouth to Karl LUTY, who survives.  She was a member of the Inwood United Methodist Church and had been a 76-year member of the former Bethel United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe River Chapter of the DAR, having been eligible from both sides of her family.

Surviving with the husband ar three daughters, Edith E. LUTY, Phoenix, Ariz.; Alice MORRILL, Argos, and Mrs. Jerry (Doris) CARPENTER, Plymouth; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Inwood United Methodist Church.
Monday, Octover 17, 1983

 

E. Ray Overmyer

E. Ray OVERMYER, 74, of 1020 E Castle Ave., Indianapolis, died Sunday at his home.

He was born in Kewanna Jan. 12, 1909 to Ira and Eva A. ZELLERS OVERMYER.  He was married to Juanita M. WILLIAMS Oct. 22, 1932; she survives.  He retired 12 years ago as department head for the Internal Revenue Service in the Indianapolis office after 21 years of employment.  Previously, he was with the Crane Naval Ammunition Depot for 12 years.  He was a member of the Bethany Wesleyan Church of which he was a former Sunday School superintendent and was a Sunday School teacher at the time of his death; he was vice chairman of the board of administration of the church and until last year was the statistician for the centeral district of the Wesleyan Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, E. Wayne OVERMYER, Indianapolis; a daughter, Rita DEAL, Greenwood; a sister, Edna LAVENGOOD, Rocheter; two brothers, Carl [OVERMYER], Rochester, and Virdell [OVERMYER], Fulton, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Singleton and Herr Madison Avenue Mortuary, Indianapolis, with the Rev. Douglas V. BARTLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens at Indianapolis.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m.

 

C. James Starr

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery for    C. James STARR, 90, Rt. 6, Caldwell, Idaho, formerly of Argos.  He died Sept. 29 in Caldwell.  The Rev. Lloyd GEORGE will officiate.

Arrangements were made by the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Tuesday, October 18, 1983

 

Edna C. Scott

Edna C. SCOTT, 76, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 3:36 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

She was born Nov. 9, 1906 in Atwood to William and Elma SCHOOLEY BRADBURY.  She married Jerry D. SCOTT on Feb. 12, 1927; he died Nov. 15, 1956.  She lived most of her married life in the Talma and Tippecanoe communities.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty SCOTT and Mrs. Fred (Virginia) RICHARDSON, both of Rt. 1, Tippecanoe; a son, Richard [SCOTT], Elkhart; six sisters, Goldie HARLEY, Geneva BRADBURY and Juanita ALEXANDER, all of Warsaw; Ethel ULSH, Laketon, Maxine GRIMM, Atwood and Donna ADAMS, Claypool; three brothers, Harley BRADBURY, Bourbon; Hollis BRADBURY, Etna Green, and Donald BRADBURY, Bristol; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Bonnie [SCOTT], and several brothers and sisters prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery, near Etna Green.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Othelia Brubaker Prouty

Othelia BRUBAKER PROUTY, 71, of 122-A Lakes End-High Point Sec. 2, Fort Pierce, Fla., died at 2:30 a.m. Monday at Fort Pierce.  A former Rochester resident, she had been ill for one year.  She was born Aug. 15, 1912 to Joseph and Mary OSBORN THOMPSON.  She was married to Stanley PROUTY, who died June 30, 1971.

Survivors include two sons, Jack BRUBAKER and Joe BRUBAKER, Fort Pierce; a sister, Olive BLANKEN, of California, and several grandchildren.

Services will be at 9 a.m. EST Thursday at the Yates Funeral Home in Fort Pierce.  Burial will be in Palm Bay, Fla.

 

Wednesday, October 19, 1983

 

Bertha M. Vermillion

Bertha M. VERMILLION, 97, Culver, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at her home following a long illness.

Born Jan. 25, 1886, in Fulton County to John and Margaret JONES CALHOUN, she had lived in the Culver area since 1916.  She married Lawrence VERMILLION Oct 7, 1905 in Rochester.  He died in 1939.

Surviving are a daughter Minnie CAMPBELL, Culver; four sons, Clifford VERMILLION, Knox; Alfred and Clyde VERMILLION, both of Plymouth, and Herbert VERMILLION, Argos; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Rozella HARNESS, died this year.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call after  2 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Society or the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

 

Thursday, October 20, 1983

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, October 21, 1983

 

Fae Culp

Fae CULP, 97, Indiana Masonic Home at Franklin, formerly of Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Masonic Home.

She was born Feb. 2, 1886 in Kewanna to William and Mary Ann WAKEMA McPHERSON.  She was married Nov. 20, 1914 to Monroe W. CULP, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Kewanna Eastern Star, of which she was matron in 1929, and the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Surviving are four nephews and a niece, Mary Ann SUNIER, Fort Wayne; Williem McPHERSON, Tipton; Richard McPHERSON, Anderso; Joseph McPHERSON, Kewanna, and Frederick McPHERSON, Lexington, Tenn.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna after 5 p.m. today, and at the church Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until time of services.  Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. today.


 

Harry N. Bash

Harry N. BASH, 67, Rt. 1, Argos, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday in his home following a 16-month illness.

He was born Aug. 1, 1916 in Mishawaka to Harry and LaVerne PEARSON BASH.  He had resided most of his life in South Bend.  He moved to Argos from Lauderhill, Fla., in 1979.  He was married April 9, 1940 in Bryan, Ohio to Margaret WELSHER, who survives.  Mr. Bash was a retired inspector at the Studebaker and Bendix corporations in South Bend, was a veteran of World War II and a member of the South Bend Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Lynne BASH, Benton, Ky.; two sons, Dr. Lee BASH, Buffalo, N.Y., and Tarry BASH, Argos, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos; the minister has not been confirmed.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Masonic memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Bash was a strong promoter of jazz music in South Bend and Argos.  By pre-arrangement with him, taped selections of great jazz music will be played during calling hours at the funeral home.  A traditional New Orleans-Style funeral cortege with horse-drawn carriage and a South Bend group playing jazz music will proceed from the funeral home to the cemetery after the services.

 

Saturday, October 22, 1983

 

Nancy S. Grove

Nancy S. GROVE, 51, Indianapolis, died Thursday around noon at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born in Starke County on Dec. 5, 1931, lived in the Fulton County area most of her life and had lived in Indianapolis the past 11 years.  She was married to Earl GROVE, who survives.  She had been a guidance counselor at Pike High School in Indianapolis since 1977.  She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities, Order of Eastern Star in Macy, Central Indiana and American Personnel Guidance associations, the National Association of Women’s Deans and Counselors and a former president of Indiana Personnel Guidance Association.  She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University and was a former board member of the alumni association ot its education school.

Surviving with the husband ar two daughters, Sherry COLLINS, Fort Wayne, and Teri GROVE, Terre Haute; a son, Perry GROVE, at home; her mother, Mrs. Dwight (Martha M. SROUFE) GALLIPO, 1305 Jackson Blvd., Rochester; a brother, Jon GALLIPO, Frankfort, Ind., and a sister, Mary Alice McCULLOUGH, Fort Mitchell, Ky.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, 2950 High School Road, Indianapolis.  Friends may call today from 3-5:30 p.m. and from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 p.m.  Burial will be in the Garden Memory Cemetery, Muncie.
Rev. George Steininger

Rev. George STEININGER, 81, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday in Roann.

Born Mar. 4, 1902 in Rochester, he was minister at the Sherman Street Church of God in Ft. Wayne before retiring in 1978.  He had also been minister at the Park Forest Church of God.  His wife, Edith [STEININGER], and son, Obed [STEININGER], preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Patty EILER, Roann, and Mary SPEILMAN, Ft. Wayne; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sherman Street Church of God, Ft. Wayne, with the Rev. Edmund KOCH officiating.  Friends may call from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home, Ft. Wayne, and an hour before services at the church.  The family suggests memorials be made to the American Bible Society.

 

Monday, October 24, 1983

 

Virgil L. King

Virgil Lyman KING, 87, a former Fulton resident, died at 12:55 p.m. Saturday in his son’s home, Rt. 6, Rochester, south of Fulton.

He was born Nov. 15, 1895, in Twelve Mile to William Arthur and Clara Ellen SARVE KING.  He was married to Fleetie Exa CRIPPEN, who died July 25, 1969.  He married Clarice Marie VANATA on Sept. 26, 1971, in Kewanna.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fulton Baptist Church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

Surviving besides the son, Lyman [KING], and wife are three daughters, Anna HARTMAN, Indianapolis; Alice FRIEDRICH, Kewanna, and Luella EMERY, Macy; a brother, Charles [KING], Logansport; two sisters, Mary WARNER, Mexico, and Magdalene WENTZ, Canton, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with the Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport.  Visiting hours continue until 8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to Fulton Baptist Church or Gideon Living Memorial.

 

George A. Harrison

George Arthur HARRISON, 64, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died Saturday at 1:10 p.m. in Woodlaw Hospital.

He was born March 29, 1919 in Kokomo to Joseph and Jessie McFALL HARRISON. He was married Aug. 27, 1940 to Doris KLINGENSMITH, who survives.  He had been employed by Pittsburgh Plate Glass and later by Chrysler Corp., Dept. 96, from which he retired in 1981.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert HARRISON, Rt. 1, Peru; a daughter, Paula DelVECCHIO, Middlebury a brother, Joseph [HARRISON], Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Eleanor HUNTER, Kokomo; four grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Ellers Mortuary in Kokomo with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Mausoleum.  Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m.
Helen L. Hilkert

Helen L. HILKERT, 79, Lucerne, died at her home at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

She was born July 8, 1904 in Royal Center to Newton Jasper and Helen FUNK BERKSHIRE.  She was married to Eugene E. HILKERT June 17, 1925 in Lucerne; he survives.  She was the Lucerne postmistress for 43 years, retiring in 1969.  She was a member of the Lucerne Post Memorial Presbyterian Church, of which she was an elder, member of the Ladies Aid, a Sunday School teacher, the past-treasurer and clerk of the session.  She was treasurer of the Weekday Religious Education Committee, a member of the Harrison Township Home Economics Club, and was a Harrison Township Bible School teacher.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Jean HILKERT, Lafayette; a son, Thomas [HILKERT], Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Wilbur BERKSHIRE, Rt. 1, Royal Center, and two grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center with the Rev. D. Bruce FRY officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian Cemetery near Lucerne.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Post Memorial Presbyterian Church or the Cancer Society.

 

Paul H. Adamson

Paul H. ADAMSON, 73, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where he had been a patient for 10 days.  He had been ill for five years.  He was born July 28, 1910 in Bedford to Ernest and Ella ADAMSON.  He moved here from Bedford in 1930.  He was married to Frances BERRIER at Rushville on May 10, 1954; she survives.  He was a retired employee of the Fulton County Highway Department and a member of the Eagles and Manitou Moose lodges.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Judy ADAMSON, Odessa, Texas; three sons, Paul D. [ADAMSON], Terre Haute; Richard L. [ADAMSON], Rt. 1, Akron, and Teri L. [ADAMSON], Rt. 5, Rochester; two grandchildrn, and a sister, Bessie BOYD, Angola.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Tuesday.

 

Carson W. Hoff

Carson W. HOFF, 80, Argos, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

He was born May 7, 1903 in Marshall County to Elton and Ada YORK HOFF and was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.  He was married Feb.27, 1927 in South Bend to Marjorie GURTHET, who died Dec. 28, 1982.  He attended Angola College, was a teacher at the former West  High School, was a former employee of Studebaker Corp., South Bend, was a retired farmer and a school bus driver for Plymouth Schools for 17 years.  He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

Surviving are a son, J.D. HOFF, Argos; three grandchildren, an sister, Gladys WALKER, Dallas, Texas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Tuesday, October 25, 1983

 

Chester D. Smith

Chester D. SMITH, 80, Rt. 3, Kewanna, died in Pulaski Memorial Hospital at Winamac at 11:35 a.m. Monday.

He was born Jan. 6, 1903 at Bruce Lake Station to Elmer and Gertrude INGRAM SMITH.  He was married to Violet NUTT on June 14, 1925 in Kewanna; she survives.  He retired in 1968 after 46 years as a service station operator in Kewanna.  He was a member of the Father’s Auxiliary of the Kewanna VFW and the Fulton County Coon Hunters Association.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Kenneth D. [SMITH], Kewanna; a daughter, Annette M. BESSE, Kewanna; ten grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. A son and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Dosia L. Comer

Dosia L. COMER, 86, Akron, died Monday at 9:45 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Wednesday, October 26, 1983

 

Dosia L. Comer

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Deaton Funeral Home at Akron for Dosia L. COMER, 86, who died at 9:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for several years.

The Revs. Arthur H. TINKEL and James RAY will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and on Thursday until time of services.

She was born Feb. 16, 1897 in Akron to John and Katherine PRICE DICKERHOFF and had lived all her life in the Akron community.  She was married Aug. 24, 1929 to Frank S. COMER, who died Jan.10, 1974.  She was librarian at Akron for many years and attended the Brethren Church in Roann.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

 

Kline Blacketor Jr.

Fulton County Commissioner Kline Blacketor Jr., Rt. 5, Rocheter, died late this morning at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rocheter.
Otis Sayger

Otis SAYGER, 66, of 734 Birchwood, South Bend, died unexpectedly at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Born Aug. 9, 1917, in Akron, Sayger had lived in South Bend since 1959 when he moved there from Rochester.

He married Pearl PIERCE on May 28, 1955, in Wabash.  She survives.  Sayger retired three years ago from Sibleys where he was a molder.

Other survivors are four daughters, Crystal SUHER, South Bend; Judith McCASLIN, Mishawaka; Kitty KESSLER and Patricia QUIER, both of Rochester; four grandchildren; four sisters, Nancy BAKER, Maude COLEMAN, Eliza Wilodine COLLINS and Laura Jean LEWIS, all of Rochester; six brothers, Harry, Walter, Maurice and Jack [SAYGER], all of Rochester; Leroy [SAYGER], of Gary, and Omar [SAYGER[, Dayton, Ohio.

Services are set for 1 p.m. Friday in Guisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan, South Bend.  Dr. Harold CLINE of the First Christian Church, South Bend, will officiate.  Burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery, Headlee, Ind.

Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, October 27, 1983

 

Kline Blacketor Jr.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church for Kline BLACKETOR Jr., 69, a Fulton County commissioner and longtime Rochester resident.

Mr. Blacketor died Wednesday at 12:04 p.m. in South Bend Memorial Hospital during a surgical procedure relative to a circulatory and heart condition.

The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery here.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 .m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church’s building fund.

Mr. Blacketor had resided for 41 years on his farm east of the city along the Old Fort Wayne Road.  He was elected to the Board of county Commissioners last year, capping a long rccord of involvement in local civic and governmental affairs.  He served eight years on the Rochester Township Advisory Board, was a former member of the Fulton County 4-H Fair Board, had been a precinct committeeman for the Democratic party, member of the Rochestr City Plan Commission and participated in many civic projects over the years.

A member and former trustee of the First Baptist Church, he was a 32nd Degree Mason and belonged to the Scottish Rite, Blue Lodge, Royal Arch Masons and Easter Star, having held several offices in the latter organization.

He retired last year after long association with the Rocheter Sale Barn, including its management.  Besides his farming activities, Mr. Blacketor also was a livestock broker.

Born Feb. 21, 1914, at Inwood, he was the son of Kline and Zora STANLEY BLACKETOR and had lived in this community all his life except for six years in Santa Monica, Cal.  His marriage was Jan. 29, 1939, in Rochester to Mabel BARKMAN, who survives.

Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Byron (Merle) GINN, Rochester. Prceding in death were a son, Brent L. BLACKETOR, who was killed accidentally July 13, 1959; two brothers, and an infant sister.
Friday, October 28, 1983

 

Blanche M. Dickey

Blanche M. DICKEY, 80, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital following an illness of two months.

She was born in Akron June 20, 1903 to Hugh and Awilda PONTIUS MILLER.  She had lived in the Akron community all her life.  She was married to Elmer DICKEY Nov. 26, 1926; he survives.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, the Beaver Dam Home Economics Club and the Friendship Circle of the church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughtrs, Mrs. Vernon (Marcella) MEREDITH, Burket, and Mrs. Stanley (Carol Ann) SHEWMAN, Akron; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Glays HOUGH, Mishawaka, Mrs. Charles (Helen) SHIPLEY, Peru, and Mrs. Warren (Mable) LEHEMAN, Villa Park, Ill.  Two sisters, two brothers and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at the Akron Church of God at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday, and at the church for an hour before services. Memorials may be given to the Akron Church of God.

 

John L. Beeson

John L. BEESON, 67, of 500 E. Main St., Walton, died at 2:05 a.m. Thursday in Kokomo St. Joseph’s Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 15, 1916 at Kingsbury to Frank ad Edna SIMONS BEESON.  He was married April 4, 1952 i Indianaolis to Madge A. MARTIN, who survives.  He was a retired radio dispatcher for the Kokomo Chrysler plant and a member of UAW Local Union 685. Surviving are three sons, Vincent [BEESON], Kokomo; Gary [BEESON] Clawson, Mich., and Raymond [BEESON], Apple Valley, Calif.; a sister, Tedo MILLER, Greencastle, and seven grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Wolf-Hartzler Funeral Home in Walton with the Rev. Pat TOBIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Walton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Alice Good

Alice GOOD, 83, Argos, died Thursday afternoon in the Cardinal Nursing Home at South Bend.

She was born Oct. 13, 1900 in Itaca, Mich., to Amos and Wealthy CURTIS HETZMAN.  She moved to Argos in 1954 from Lakeville.  She was married Feb. 23, 1929 in Peru to Orville GOOD, who died Nov. 28, 1978.  She was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are a sister, Hazel MILLER, Hemlock, Mich.; a brother Clarence HETZMAN, of Michigan and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Mihael CLOUD officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn Cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Saturday, October 29, 1983

 

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Monday, October 31, 1983

 

Miles S. Perschbacher

Miles S. PERSCHBACHER, 75, of 14181 Lawrence Lake Drive, Plymouth, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at his home following an extended illness.

He was born May 20, 1908 in Talma to Miles W. and Minnie STRAWBRIDGE PERSCHBACHER and was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Marshall counties.  He retired from the Bendix Corp., in 1971.  He was married Jan. 19, 1936 in Plymouth to Lela F. KAUFMAN, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, M. Stephen [PERSCHBACHER], Plymouth; a granddaughter and a grandson, Julie and M. Andrew PERSCHBACHER, both of Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs.  A. F. (Medrith) STRICKER, Arlington, Va.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Arnold FLEAGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until noon, and then at the church.  Memorials may be made to the World Mission of the church.  The Bonine Funeral Home in Culver was in charge of arrangements.

 

Lynn L. Ladson

Lynn L. LADSON, 51, Rt. 1, Roann, died Saturday at 7:58 a.m. in Wabash County Hospital.

He was born Oct. 27, 1932 in Marshall County to LaVerne and Mildred SHAFER LADSON and had resided for 25 years in the Roann area, moving there from Mentone.  He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, North Manchester, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He was married to Judith DILLMAN June 28, 1957; she survives.  He had been employed by General Telephone Co., for 28 years.

Also surviving are the mother, of Rt. 1, Mentone; two daughters, Judy Lynn LADSON and Serena LADSON, both at home; a son, Randy [LADSON], of George Air Force Base, Calif.; a brother, Dale [LADSON], Rt. 2, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Jim (Mary) UNZICKER, Rt. 2, Claypool.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday in the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester,with the Rev. Terry ZEBULSKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery at Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Elmer F. Johnson

Elmer F. JOHNSON, 89, Rt. 1, Culver, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, following a two-month illness.

He was born June 14, 1894 near Monterey to George and Mary JORDAN JOHNSON and was a lifetime resident of the Monterey area.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church. He was married Oct. 20, 1920 in Monterey to Ethel M. REINHOLT, who died Aug. 12, 1982.

Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy M. JOHNSON and Norma J. JOHNSON, both at home, and Mrs. Virgil (Betty) REINHOLT, Rt. 1, Culver; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A son, Lowell JOHNSON, preceded in death.

Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial was to be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Monterey United Methodist Church.

 

Hal B. Maus

Hal Byron MAUS, 86, Denver, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Chase Center, Logansport.

He was born in Jefferson Township, Miami County on June 3, 1897 to Austin and Jessie CONN MAUS.  He was married to Eva M. GRIMES on January 1, 1919 in Denver; she died Feb.14, 1970.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Denver Brethren Church.

Surviving are two sons, Byron E. [MAUS], Logansport, and Jack D. [MAUS], Denver; three grandchildre; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Honor FLORA, Rt. 2, Macy.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Jerry FIKE and Austin GABLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, November 1, 1983

 

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Wednesday, November 2, 1983

 

Irene L. Hendrickson

Irene L. HENDRICKSON, 68, Kewanna, died in Pulaski Memorial Hospital at Winamac at 7:08 p.m. Monday.  She had been a victim of Amyotrophis lateral sclerosis for two years.

She was born July 16, 1915 at Kewanna to Clyde S. and Clara OLSON COLLINS.  She was married to Robet HENDRICKSON on April 10, 1934; he survives.  She was a member and orgaist at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kewanna, the Rosary Society, the Social Club of the church, and a charter member of Pinhook Grange.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Francis E. [HENDRICKSON], Rt. 6, Rochester; two daughters, Helen Ann FITZGERALD, Geneseo, Ill., and Betty J. WIER, Augusta, Ga.; a sister, Ruth BIESEN, Highland; three brothers, Joe and James [HENDRICKSON], both of Kewanna, and John [HENDRICKSON], Orlando, Fla., and twelve grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church at Kewanna with Father Cornelius J. KELLY officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna.  The Rosary will be recited 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Amyotrophis Lateral Sclerosis Society of American.


 

Thursday, November 3, 1983

 

Hulda E. Knarr

Hulda Elizabeth KNARR, 96, of 417 S. Burson St., Winamac, died in Pulaski Memorial Hospital at Winamac at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.  She had been in failing health one year.

She was born Nov. 25, 1886 in Pulaski County to John and Barbara KESTLE HARRICK.  She was married to Harley Ellis KNARR on May 23, 1906 in Winamac.  He died Sept. 26, 1952.  She was a former employee of Rice Corp. in Winamac.  She was a charter member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church, was past noble grand of Rebekah Lodge No. 122, and member of the VFW Auxiliary, War Mothers, Women’s Benefit Association and the Calendar Year church organization.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy OLINGER, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Donna GARVER, Rochester; two sons, Richard [KNARR], South Whitley, and Elmer [KNARR], Winamac; eighteen grandchildre; thirty-eight great-grandchildre, and nine great-great-grancdhildren.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Frain Mortuary at Winamac with the Rev. David GILL officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from          2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Rebekah Lodge services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Friday, November 4, 1983

 

Orval J. Fox

Orval J. “Bud” FOX, 78, of 206 S. First St., Argos, was killed at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in an auto-train accident on Kenilworth Road, Argos.

He was born May 15, 1905 in Argos to John and Lulu DENNISON FOX and was a lifetime Argos resident.  He was married on March 15, 1943 to Helen McKEE, who died Jan. 18, 1983.  He was a bartender at the former Herrin and Fox Tavern in Argos, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Plymouth Kilwinning Lodge No. 149 F&AM.

Surviving are a niece, Virginia COPPES, Decatur, and a nephew, Glenn SHERLAND, Spring Valley, Ill.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  The Plymouth Kilwinning Lodge will conduct a Masonic memorial service at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Saturday, November 5, 1983

 

Alice M. Malott

A rural Macy woman died in a two-car accident Friday at 7:43 p.m. on Old U.S. 31, 10 miles north of Peru, in Miami County.

State police said Alice MALOTT, 72, Rt. 2, Macy, was dead at the scene and an autopsy was planned to determine the cause of her death.

She was a passenger in a car driven south on Old U.S. 31 by Alma TIGLER, 69, Rt. 1, Denver.  Police said the Tigler car was struck broadsice by a westbound car driven on Miami County Road 1050 North by James TRIGG, 19, Rt. 1, Macy.

Tigler was admitted to Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, with cuts to her head and a possible broken collar bone.  Another passenger in the Tigler car, Todd MALOTT, 15, Rt. 2, Macy, was treated at Dukes for bumps and bruises to his legs.  Trigg was treated at Dukes for bruised ribs.

Police said the investigation of the accident is continuing and that charges against Trigg are possible.

 

Alfred Butler

Alfred “Ted” BUTLER, 86, a Rochester Nursing Home resident who had lived on Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Friday.

Born Jan. 7, 1897, in Gilead, to Barney and Pearl SAMPSEL BUTLER, he had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  On Nov. 19, 1927 he married Blanch WYNN, who preceded in death.  He was a retired carpenter and a past president and member of the Eagles Lodge 352.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Phyllis) STEININGER, Orland Park, Ill.; Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) BINGLE, Rt. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Donna GARBER, Ft. Wayne; a son, William BUTLER, Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildre; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Belle WROBLESKI, South Bend; a brother, Jesse BUTLER, Marion.  Also proceding in death were a granddaughter, a sister and a brother.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until services Monday.

 

Monday, November 7, 1983

Carel N. Rowe

Carel N. ROWE, 67, of 7375 E. 15th Road, Argos, died in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth at 12:02 p.m. Saturday.

He was born Aug. 16, 1916 at Bremen to Ervin and Celia THOMAS ROWE.  He had been a resident of Argos since 1935 after moving from South Bend.  He was married Oct. 7, 1939 at Bremen to Irene BALMER, who died Sept. 10, 1983.  He was the former owner of Rowe’s Vitality Feed Store at South VBene, and a retired farmer.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a son, Richard A. ROWE, Tippecanoe; two grandchildren; and four sisters, Hilda JOHNSONBAUGH and Eloise JACKS, Goshen; Evelyn OBERLEAS, Bremen, and Shirley KELLEY, Fort Myers, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Alice M. Malott

Services for Alice May MALOTT, 72, Deedsville, who was killed in a two-car accident at 7:43 p.m. Friday at Old U.S. 31 and County Road 1050 North in Miami County, will be at        2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

The Rev. Gerald KREH will officiate and burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery at Denver.  Friends may call today from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Malott was born Jan. 4, 1911 in Royal Center to Samuel Nathan and Nettie Ethel GEHR WINEGARDNER.  She was married Sept. 22, 1926 in Monticello to Cecil Herbert MALOTT, who survives.  She was employed by the Sherrill Corp., at Mexico and was a member of the Peru Missionary Church.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Joyce) CONFER, Rt. 3, Peru; Mrs. Raymond (Shirley) PUGH, Rt. 1, Denver, and Mrs. Farmer (Alma) BAKER, Deedsville; three sons, Sam, Dick and Terry [MALOTT], all Rt. 1, Denver; twenty-one grandchildre; nineteen great-grandchildren; a brother Wilbur “Boots” WINEGARDNER, Rt. 6, Rochester, and four sisters, Evelyn SWARTZELL, South Bend; Amanda HARVEY, Rochester; Florene BARNES, Akron, and Alma TIGLER, Rt. 1, Denver. A granddaughter and two great-granddaughters preceded in death.

 

Nellie M. Manor

Services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Jay-Swift and Storey Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, Ind., for Nellie M. MANOR, 86, of 724 N. Grant St., Gas City.  Mrs. Manor died at 11:34 p.m. Thursday in Marion (Ind.) General Hospital after an illness of one day.  The Rev. Ralph RICKNER was to officiate the services and burial was to be in Riverside Cemetery at Gas City.

Mrs. Manor was born April 27, 1897 in Miami County to Truman and Stella SHOEMAKER HARTZLER and had lived in Gas City 42 years.  Her husband is deceased.  She was retired from Owens Illinois Bottle Co., at Gas City and was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, the Senior Citizens clubs of Gas City and Marion, and the Golden Emblem Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Wilma COOMER, Fairborn, Ohio; two brothers, Pete HARTZLER, Rochester, and Bob HARTZLER, Macy; five sisters, Nattie MILLER, Mable RAMSEY and Mrs. Byron (Mildred) THOMPSON, all of Akron; Mrs. William (Mary) POLK, Lakeland, Fla., and Flossie LANCE, Wabash; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Edith M. Merrill