FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1987

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

1987

 

 

Friday, January 2, 1987

 

Charles W. Cole

                Charles William COLE, 64, Rt. 1, Roann, died at his home Thursday afternoon.

                He was born Nov. 20, 1922 in Townsend,Wis., to Alex and Sylvia GREWELL COLE.  He spent most of his life in the Roann area.  He was a retired TV technician, having worked for Shoemaker TV, Roann.  He also was a groundskeeper at Highland Hills Golf Course.  A member and past commander of the Roann American Legion, he served on the destroyer, USS McNair, during World War II.

                Surviving are five sons, Michael [COLE], Wabash; Roger [COLE], Highland; Keith [COLE], Punta Gorda, Fla.; Chris [COLE], Roann, and Charles [COLE] Jr., Nashville, Tenn.; A daughter, Debbie COLE, Munster; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) KEIM, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Fred (Mary) LONG, Rochester; Mrs. William (Rosanna) ROSS, Oakland City, and Mrs. Charles (Sinda) EASTERDAY, Francisco; three brothers, James [COLE], Oakland City; Francis [COLE], Peru, and Jerry [COLE], Marion, and six grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Alice M. Turnipseed

                Alice Mae TURNIPSEED, 55, Macy, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carmel Care Center, Carmel.  She had been ill for several months.

                She was born Jan. 20, 1931 in Kewanna to George and Geraldine KEENEY ANDERSON.  She had lived in Macy 27 years, moving there from Kewanna.  On April 17, 1960 in Kewanna she married Dean E. TURNIPSEED, who died May 28, 1986.  She was a self-employed tax accountant, and a member of the Macy Mothers Club and the Indiana Society of Public Accountants.

                Surviving are a daugher, Deana TURNIPSEED, Indianapolis; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Lauran [TURNIPSEED[, Macy, and two brothers, William [ANDERSON], Hartford City, and David [ANDERSON], Royal Center.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  The family will receive friends from       9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.
Ellis C. Powell

                Ellis C. POWELL, 87, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for six days.

                He was born Oct. 8, 1899 in Macy to Elbert and Mary LEFFEL POWELL.  He had lived all his life in the Macy community.  On June 23, 1928 in South Eastern he married Esther P. ZARTMAN, who died Nov. 1, 1985.  He was a retired school principal and mathematics teacher, having taught school for 49 years in Fulton, Marshall, Starke and Miami counties.  He retired in 1969.  He was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, the National Retired Teachers Association and the Indiana State Teachers Association.

                Surviving are two daughters, Anita POWELL, at home, and Mrs. John (Carol) HURST, Mentone; two sisters, Miriam ZARTMAN, Beloit, Wis., and Mrs. Luther (Mary) WEAR, Lagrange.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Macy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Katharine LEHMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and at the church Saturday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Macy United Methodist Church.

 

LaVerne Smiley

                LaVerne SMILEY, 90, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at Canterbury Manor.

                He was born June 3, 1896 in Milford, Ill., to Milton and Annis THOMAS SMILEY.  He had lived most of his life in Rochester and California.  On Oct. 5, 1918 in Rochester he married Ethel KING, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are two daughters, Margaret VanderHEYDEN, South Bend, and Mrs. Duane (Carole) FLORIAN, Walkerton; five sons, Julius “Sam” [SMILEY], Tippecanoe; Richard [SMILEY], Argos; Paul [SMILEY], Rochester; Kenneth [SMILEY], Logansport, and Jimmy [SMILEY], St. Joe, Mich.; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Jewell JOHNSTON, San Diego, Calif., and a brother, Russell [SMILEY], Rochester.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy and Gladys [SMILEY], and three brothers, Earl, Glen and Frank [SMILEY].

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday for two hours before services.
Sam W. Woodard

                Sam William WOODARD, 64, of 1106 Tomahawk Blvd., Kokomo, died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                A former resident of Rochester, he was born May 26, 1922, in Huntsville, Ala., to Loddie and Lula FERREL WOODARD.  He was married in 1955 to Beverly HUNTER, who survives.  He retired from Continental Steel, Kokomo, in 1982.

                Survivors also include four daughters, Jeanette RIGGS, Homosassa, Fla.; Sandra RODRIQUEZ, Van Nuys, Calif.; Deanna GRAHAM, Cincinnati, and Loretta JAENICKE, Greentown; a son, Kevin [WOODARD], Indianapolis; eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas [WOODARD], Phoenix City, Ala., and John [WOODARD], Chattanooga, Tenn.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Indian Heights Grace Brethren Church with the Rev. Gerald KELLEY officiating.  Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Kokomo.

                Frieds may call at the Ellers Chapel in Kokomo from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. today and at the church Saturday for an hour before services.

 

Saturday, January 3, 1987

 

Mitch Keller

                Mitch KELLER, 660 Connecticut, San Francisco, Calif., 94107, and former Texas resident, died Tuesday morning of a heart attack.

                He and Ann GADY, a former Rochester resident who has lived in San Francisco the last 18 years, were married in San Francisco on Sunday.  He was a telecommunications systems designer for a private company.

                Surviving with the wife are the mother-in-law, Virginia GADY KLANN, Rochester; three brothers-in-law, Joe GADY, Rochester, and Rich and Dave GADY, Cape Cod, Mass., and nieces and nephews.

                Memorial services were to be held in San Francisco today, with burial in Texas on Sunday.

 

Monday, January 5, 1987

 

William R. Weiland

                William R. WEILAND, 78, Rt. 1, 17 B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 4 a.m. today in the Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.

                He was born Feb. 6, 1908 in St. Joseph County to Ernest and Ida GOLDT WEILAND.  He moved to Tippecanoe from South Bend in 1945.  He was retired from farming and the Uniroyal Corporation, Mishawaka.

                Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

                There will be no visitation.  Burial and memorial services will be at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Vida G. Fish

                Vida G. FISH, 95, Meadow-Vista, Calif., formerly of Talma, died at 1:30 a.m.        (4:30 a.m. EST) Friday in Auburn Faith Hospital, Auburn, Calif.

                She was born June 10, 1891 at Talma to Alva and Deliah DAVIS COPLEN.  She also had resided in Arizona and Michigan.  In 1910 in Fulton County she married Esthel R. FISH, who died in 1965.  She attended the Talma United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) HUMBARGER, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Lawson (Winifred) BARRET, Douglas, Ariz.; two sons, Charles W. [FISH], Meadow-Vista, and Herbert C. [FISH], LaBelle, Fla.; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Artimus “Bill” COPLEN, Talma.  Preceding in death were two sons, Donivan and James [FISH]; four sisters, including Olive WENGER, and a brother, George W. [COPLEN].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Les TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be Reichter Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Archie J. Marriott

                Archie J. MARRIOTT, 73, of 326 Oxford Drive, Arcadia, Calif., formerly of Rochester, died at 1 a.m. (4 a.m. EST) Saturday in a Los Angeles Hospital.  He had been in failing health since May.

                He was born July 24, 1913 near Argos to Frank and Minnie COOVERT MARRIOTT.  He had resided in California since 1946.  On Nov. 11, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Dorothy MASTEN, who survives.  He graduated from Rochester High School and Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles.  He had been vice president and general manager of Security Title Co., Los Angeles, and vice president of Chicago Title Co., Chicago, prior to retirement.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Packfic Theatre.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Arcadia; Scottish Rite Lodge, South Bend; Al Malaikh Shrine Temple, Los Angeles; San Gabriel Valley Shrine Club, Arcadia Kiwanis Club (a past-president), and the Church of the Good Shepard.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Scott and Richard [MARRIOTT], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ross (Orpha) BLACKETOR, Rochester, and Mrs. Bessie NAFE, South Bend, and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers, Marion, Loren and Virgil [MARRIOTT], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Tuesday, January 6, 1987

 

Archie J. Marriott

                The calling hours for Archie MARRIOTT are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, not 2 to 6 p.m. as printed Monday.
William P. Snyder

                William P. SNYDER, 44, San Francisco, Calif., died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Franklin Hospital.  He had been ill for one year with cancer.

                He was born Jan. 30, 1942 in Nappanee to Bus and Isabel HAIMBAUGH SNYDER.  He had lived in California for 15 years, after moving from Hobart.  He worked for Transamerican Occidental Life Insurance Company, San Francisco.

                Surviving with the parents, Bus, Logansport, and Isabel, Rochester, are two sons, Greg [SNYDER], Arkansas, and Jeff [SNYDER], Tennessee; a sister, Karen KENNIGER, Valparaiso, and a nephew, Don DUSICH, Tempe, Ariz.

                Cremation took place in California.

 

G. Raymond Burkett

                G. Raymond BURKETT, 78, Spooner, Wis., died at 10:40 a.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had bee a patient for two weeks.  Formerly of the Athens commnity, he had moved to Spooner in 1959.

                He was born Nov. 9, 1908 in Chicago to Roscoe and Orpha ROWE BURKETT.  On Dec. 31, 1928 in Peoria, Ill., he married Ann SISSEL, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and owner of a wholesale bait business in Wisconsin.  He was a former Sunday School teacher and member of the Athens United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Famous Akron Jonah Club, and former member of the board of directors of the Fulton County REMC.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Tad (Patricia) HENDERSON, Spencerville, and Mrs. Larry (Juanita) KUHN, Leo; a son, Robert [BURKETT], Benton Harbor, Mich.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Ferol) HAMMOND, North Manchester, and Mrs. Bud (Jean) GATES, Fulton, and a brother, Norman [BURKETT], Tippecanoe.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Orville [BURKETT], and a sister.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cenmetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Irene McGee

                Irene McGEE, 76, 1224 Rochester Blvd., died at 3 p.m. Monday at her residence.

                She was born Feb. 6, 1910 in Richland Township to Charles and Ellen Mae HASSENPLUG SANDERS.  She had lived all of her life in Fulton County.  On July 12, 1930 in Rochester she married Clifford McGEE, who survives.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community Church.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Aletha) RANSTEAD, Rochester; a son, Charles F. [McGEE], Elk Grove, Ill.; three grandchildren, Karen, David and Richard RANSTEAD, Rochester; three great-grandchildren, Karissa, Aaron and Staci RANSTEAD, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. James (Delta) BLANTON, Coldwater, Mich.; three brothers, Carl SANDERS, Pensacola, Fla., the Rev. Lloyd SANDERS, Centre, Ala., and Jay SANDERS, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Helen M. Lawson

                Helen M. LAWSON, 88, former resident of Leiters Ford, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester, where she had resided for the past five years.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, January 7, 1987

 

Ethel L. Blacketor

                Ethel Lorraine BLACKETOR, 71, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died unexpectedly at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital following an apparent heart attack.

                She was born July 31, 1915 in Rochester’s Ebenezer neighborhood to Seymour and Anna WOLF BLACKETOR.  She was a graduate of Rochester High School and a lifetime resident of this ciy.

                Retired as a sales clerk and a Fulton County Library staff member, Miss Blacketor had been an extremely active member of this community.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess, assistant church school superintendent, church librarian and a member of the Board of Christian Education.  She was a 30-year member of the Easter Seal Society, serving as president for 23 years and also as secretary and vice presedent.  She was a member of RSVP and was its volunteer of the year in 1982-83; a member of the Council on Aging, delivering meals to the homebound beginning in the fall of 1980, and a member of the board of the Fulton County United Ministries, having served as its secretary, as secretary of its Christmas Basket program, and secretary of its task force on mental health.

                She also was a member of the Fulton County Historical Society, Prill School Museum Association and Rochester Woman’s Club.  She also had been a Red Cross Grey Lady and a volunteer in the Woodlawn Hospial gift shop.

                Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Glen (Deloris) McGREW, Fulton; Mrs. Paul (Bonnie) DAVIS, Aurora, Ill., ad Mrs. Cecil (Bernice) RHODES, Athens; and a brother, Hugh Robert [BLACKETOR], Medford, Ore.  Two brothers, Merle and Otto [BLACKETOR], and two sisters, Anita WHEADON and Mary Marie BLACKETOR, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the 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 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.

                Memorials may be made to the Mini Bus Program or Easter Seal Society.

 

Ethel Smiley

                Ethel KING SMILEY, 88, a former resident of Argos, died at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Dean Johnson

                Dean JOHNSON, 11669 19th Road, Argos, died at 3:18 a.m. today at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.

                Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Helen M. Lawson

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Helen LAWSON, 88, former resident of Leiters Fod.  She died at 10:50 p.m. Monday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had been a resident for five years.

                The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.

                Mrs. Lawson was born June 18, 1898 in Leiters Ford to John and Ellen WAGONER VanKIRK.  She had lived all of her life in the Leiters Ford community.  On Sept. 20, 1920 in Leiters Ford she married Earl James LAWSON, who died April 13, 1972.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Rosalie) LANCASTER and Eloise LAWSON, both of Rt. 4, Rochester; two sons, Albert [LAWSON], Chicago, and John [LAWSON], Tacoma, Wash.; eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a grandson, Greg LANCASTER, in 1973; a sister, Carrietta CASTLEMAN, and two brothers, George and Albert [VanKIRK].

 

Thursday, January 8, 1987

 

Ethel Smiley

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Arogs Congregational Christian Church for Ethel “Pinky” SMILEY, 88, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, who died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday.

                She was born Oct. 1, 1898 in Greensburg to William and Rosie KING.  She had lived most of her life in Marshall and Fulton counties.  On Oct. 4, 1918 in Rochester she married Vern SMILEY, who died Jan. 1, 1987.  She formerly worked in the dietary department of the Talma School system, and attended the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Margaret VanderHEYDEN, South Bend, and Caroll FLORIAN, Walkerton; five sons, Julius “Sam” SMILEY, Tippecanoe; Richard [SMILEY], Argos; Paul [SMILEY], Rochester, Kenneth [SMILEY], Logansport, and Jimmy [SMILEY], St. Joseph, Mich.; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.

                The Rev. Ray HALTERMAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Ruth P. Metzger

                Ruth P. METZGER, 85, of 112 W. South St., Argos, died at 12:52 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born June 8, 1901 in Ohio to Charles and Eva DABUS JENKINS.  She moved o Argos in 1935 from Laketon.  On Aug. 11, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich., she married George METZGER, who died Dec. 30, 1971.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Gene [METZGER], Colorado springs, Colo., and Jack [METZGER], Argos; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Clara MATSON, Pickaway, Ohio.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Satuday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with he Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.

                Memorials may be made to the Argos EMS.


Dean M. Johnson

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Dean M. JOHNSON, 65, of 11669 19th Road, Argos, who died at 3:18 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.

                He was born Dec. 4, 1921 in Egeland, N.D., to Glenn and Martha HALLER JOHNSON.  He had lived most of his life in the Argos community.  On Nov. 2, 1941 in Marshall County he married Marjorie COWEN, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter and farmer, and attended the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Beverly) GATES, Argos, and Mrs. Tim (Barbara) HACKETT, Tippecanoe; two sons, Dennis [JOHNSON], Argos, and Randy [JOHNSON], Plymouth; ten grandchildren, and two brothers, Wilbur “Duz” and Paul [JOHNSON], both of Rochester.  A brother and three sisters preceded in death.

                The Rev. Robert HANSEN and the Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.

                Memorials may be made to the Argos EMS or Argos Little League.

 

Friday, January 9, 1987

 

1st Lt. Daniel E. Williams

                A jet fighter plane slammed into a muck field and flashed into a fireball at 3:42 p.m. Thursday near Fulton, killing Air Force pilot 1st Lt. Daniel Ellis WILLIAMS, 24, Jackson, Tenn.

                Williams, an acive duty flier assigned to the Grissom Air Force Base 434th Tactical Fighter Wing, a reserve unit, was engaged to marry Kaye F. COOKSEY, Chicago.  He had been a Grissom since April, 1986.

                “The muck and fire just flew,” said witness Lyman KING, who was spreading manure nearby when the crash occurred.  He had just stopped to watch three fighters practice, as they often do in the skies above his hog and dairy farm half a mile west of Indiana 25 and a mile south of Fulton.

                The plane was an A-10 Thunderolt II, a single-pilot, twin engine fighter designed to kill enemy tanks.

                “We don’t know what caused the accident,” said Grissom Air Force Base spokesman Master Sgt. Dayton P. STRICKLAND shortly after the crash.

                A lonely A-10 circled the crash site until dark, hoping to find a trace of the pilot, who was not identified until this morning.  Grissom response crews arrived shortly before 5 p.m.  They immediately secured the site and began looking for classified matter and explosives carried on board.

                Officials would not describe the classified material, but said the explosives included practice ammunition and the ejection seat charges, designed to push the pilot from the airplane.

                Sentinel Motor route driver Mick COX also had just paused fom his work to watch the planes when the crash occurrd.

                “You know how those old biplanes do the loop?  Well, he did the loop and he just ran out of room,” Cox said.  “I watched him go down.  I watched him go down.  I never sen him (parachute).

                “I’d say it was 45 or more degrees, that he just slammed into the ground.  He flew right into the ground.  He didn’t scrimp or scrape or nothing.  I don’t know if the control jammed or what, but I think he was just too low.”

                King’s wife Helen watched from near her back door, about a quarter-mile norheast of the


 crash site.  She said, “One was a lot lower than the others.  I thought it was going to hit our barn.”

                Barbara and Larry RENTSCHLER, who live about a half-mile from the crash site, also are used to seeing the planes flying overhead.

                “I saw three going ove the house,” Mrs. Rentschler said.  “Then there were two.”

                The couple said they heard a boom, and thought it may have been a jet breaking the sound barrier.

                “We never thought it crashed.  When I saw the smoke, I knew” something had gone wrong, Mrs. Rentschler said.

                Rentschler, a constuction worker, said the two other jets that had been flying with the other plane circled until the Air Force Arrived.

                “We found a piece in our yard,” about the size of a small plate, Mrs. Rentschler said.

                The A-10s were on a routine training mission when the crash occurred.  The fighters often practice maneuvers in the area, which is about 25 miles north of Grissom.

                Gunnery practice sessions are typically at Camp Atterbury and Jefferson Proving Grounds in the southern part of the state, said A-10 pilot Maj. Charlie STENNER.

                The camoflauge-colored plane went down just south of County Road 900 South, making a rut in the rich black muck estimated by a Fulton fireman to be about 10 feet deep, by 40 feet long and 40 feet wide.

                An explosive specialist team from Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska is at the crash site, as was a crew fom Ft. Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis.

                Information from the site will be forwarded to the Air Force Investigation and Safety Center at Norton A.F.B.  Norton officials should announce findings about the cause of the crash in about 30 days, accoding to Grissom officials.

                Mrs. King watched the crash with her 13-year-old granddaughter and her schoolmate.  “There was one big ball of fire just all at once,” she said.

                She saw no parachute.

                Mrs King rushed inside her home, called the Fulton-Liberty Township Fire Department and state police.  “I figured there wasn’t anything I could do beyond that,” she said.

                Firemen found a charred and melted remains of the parachute, apparently unpacked.

                King drove his tractor and manure spreader back to his house and then drove his truck to the fire.  Three or four other people who had seen the explosion from Indiana 25 had already driven there.  “Something malfunctioned, I bet,” he said.

                In March, the Kings will have lived on their Holstein dairy farm on County Road 200 West, just north of County Road 900 South, for 42 years.

                “We have always feared something like this might happen,” Mrs. King said.

                About 30 years ago, Mrs. King said, a propeller-driven plane from Grissom landed in the field on the east side of their home.            “He was lost,” Lyman King said.  “He just landed the plance, walked over to the house and asked if he could use the phone to call the base.”

                “They came and got him: Lyman King said.

                The fatality is a reminder of the risk involved in military life, Master Sgt. Strickland said.

                “The flight surgeon said there was no way he (the pilot) could live,” Strickland said, from the scene Thursday night.

                They believe he’s in the ground, and there’s no way he could have survived,” he said.

                “Traditionally, there is a memorial service, usually within a week,” Strickland said.

                “Base people feel a loss, a grief,” he said.  “It’s part of military life.  It’s a part of defending your country..  It’s a reminder that even though we’re in peacetime, due to the nature of our business it’s risky.  “The training mst go on,” he said.


Hudson D. Smith

                Hudson D. SMITH, 71, of 2722 Riviera Dr., Titusville, Fla., formerly of the Akron area, died unexpectedly at 2:25 p.m. Thursday at the Jess Parrish Hospital, Titusville, where he had been a patient since Sunday.  He had been in failing health for six months.

                He was born Dec. 5, 1915 in Akron to Henry and Tressie UTTER SMITH.  He lived most of his life in the Akron area.  He moved to Titusville 16 years ago.

                On Dec. 18, 1936 in Rochester he married Iness GOOD, who survives.  He was a retired apartment manager and former officer and member of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Association.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Charlotte OVERFIELD, Sharpesville, Fla., and  Carol E. DIELMAN and Sonia D. FILLYAW, both of Titusville; a son, Gary L. [SMITH], Akron; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Boyd (Edith) POWELL, Akron.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until services.              

 

Saturday, January 10, 1987

 

Hudson D. Smith

                Calling and services for Hudson D. SMITH, 71, Titusville, Fla., will be at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron, rather than in Rochester as reported Friday.

                Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until services.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday.

                Also, the funeral home was misinformed of the address of a surviving daughter.  Charlotte OVERFIELD lives in Kokomo, not Sharpsville, Fla.

                Mr. Smith, formerly of the Akron area, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at the Jess Parrish Hospital, Titusville.

 

Monday, January 12, 1987

 

Roy Yarian

                Roy YARIAN, 83, Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, formerly of Mexico, died at 9:41 a.m. Sunday in the Dukes Memorial Hospital emergency room.

                He was born Jan. 4, 1904 in Miami County to Wilson and Ellen FOUTS YARIAN.  On Dec. 24, 1927 in Gilead he married Margaret Elizabeth DAWALD, who died Dec. 15, 1986.  He was a retired farmer in the Gilead area and a member of the Denver United Methodist Church.

                Surviving is the foster family, The Rev. Dr. Daniel and Christena BIGGS, Brazil, Ind., and two foster grandchildren, Joseph Roy and Shannon Mar BIGGS, Brazil; a brother, George [YARIAN], Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mary SAUSERMAN, Roann.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funerl Home with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Peter S. Shafer

                Peter S. SHAFER, 44, Lake Manitou, died at 1:30 a.m. this morning at his residence.  He had been in ill health for 10 years.

                He was born Aug. 14, 1942 in Rochester to David W. and Elizabeth “Betty” YOUNG SHAFER.  He was a lifetime resident of Rochester, except for eight years in California.  On Aug. 9, 1961 in Bakersfield, Calif., he married Penni L. ZILHAVER, who survives.

                He was owner and operator, with his son Michael, of the Fun Services games business.  He was active in the Fulton County Players amateur theater group as an actor and director, and also was active in the Rochester Little League program.  He was president of the Little League Umpires Association at the time of his death.

                A former Fulton County probation officer, Mr. Shafer had been active in local politics, and had been the announcer for Rochester High School basketball games since 1969 and of RHS football games since 1974.

                Surviving with the wife are four sons, Michael, Mark, Dan and Rob [SHAFER], all of Rochester; five grandchildren; the mother, Betty SHAFER, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Lois MUDGETT, Rochester; an aunt, Betty STRAUSS, Pasadena, Calif., and an uncle, John SHAFER, Prescott, Ariz.  He was preceded in death by his father, David, on Oct. 15, 1981; an infant brother, Michael [SHAFER], and an uncle.

                Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the New Life Church in the Rochester Civic Center with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery following cremation.

                Memorials may be made to the Rocheser Little League or the New Life Church Building Fund through the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, which is handling arrangements.

 

Timothy J. Wildermuth

                Private services were held this morning at the Harrison Funeral Home, Akron, for Timothy J. WILDERMUTH, 39, Albuquerque.

                He was born Oct. 14, 1947 to Hugh and Annetta MARSH WILDERMUTH, who survive.  He was a graduate of North Miami High School and attended Anderson College and Purdue University.  He had worked in construction in West Virginia, and recently had done finishing work for museums and office buildings in Albuquerque.

                Surviving with the parents, of Akron, are three sisters, Mrs. Keith (Wanda) SMITH, Frankfort; Mrs. Jerry (Anne) McKIMMY, Decatur, Mich., and Mrs. Charles (Virginia) BATES, West Virginia, and nieces and nephews.

                The Revs. James MALBONE and Terry CANFIELD officiated.  Burial was in he Akron Cemetery.

                Memorials may be made to the library of the Akron Church of God.

Tuesday, January 13, 1987

 

Ruth Rogers

                Ruth ROGERS, 91, of 925 South Union St., Warsaw, died at 1:55 p.m. Monday at the Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw.

                She was born Aug. 18, 1895 in Metea to Mr. and Mrs. Charles PETERSON.  She moved to Warsaw from Rochester two years ago.  On Sept. 15, 1943 in Plymouth she married Raymond ROGERS, who survives.  As a young woman she had owned and operated a beauty shop in Indianapolis.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Warsaw.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Merle (Nora Ella) LONG, Jeffersonville, and Mrs. Robert (Rhea) DILLMAN, Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, James [ROGERS], Mentone, and the Rev. Francis ROGERS, Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Mary LONG, Warsaw; fourteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today, and on Wednesday until services.

 

Robert M. Ensign

                Robert M. ENSIGN, 93, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was admotted on Jan. 4.  He had been ill only a few days.

                He was born Sept. 28, 1893 in Long Point, Ill., to John Henry and Jessie F. LAMP ENSIGN.  He had lived in Rocheser 43 years, coming from Willow Springs, Ill.  On Nov. 26, 1924 in Worthington, Minn., he married Grace F. ADKINS, who survives.  He was a retired millwright, a member of AARP, the John Birch Society and the First Christian Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Gloria) BALLENGER, Rochester; a son John[ [ENSIGN], Peru; four grandchildren, Gregory and Todd ENSIGN, Peru; Mrs. Dennis (Krystal K.) SMITH, Kewanna, and Kenton K. BALLENGER, St. Louis; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Millie BROWN, California.  He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Minibus Fund.

Wednesday, January 14, 1987

 

Florence Eizinger

                Florence EIZINGER, 94, formerly of 1026 Jackson Blvd., died at 9:35 a.m. today at Centerbury Manor Nursing Home where she had lived for nine years.

                She was born Oct. 29, 1892 in Warsaw to Edward and Augusta LINN KNEPPER.  She came to Rochester in 1964 from Mentone.  On Jan. 19, 1915 in Tippecanoe she married G. Allen EIZINGER, who died March 5, 1978.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.,

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Treva) RITENOUR, Argos, and Mrs. Don (Donabelle) PFEIFFER, Rochester; a son, Dale A. [EIZINGER], Rochester; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister, Pearl MARSH, Plymouth.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Bertha Kader

                Bertha EWING KADER, Sanford, Fla., formerly oif Rochester, died Monday at a Sanford hospital.  She was born in Rochester to William and Margaret NICODEMUS EWING and attended Rochester schools.  She was married to William KADER of Peru; they owned and operated Kader Jewelry Store on East Eihth Street in Rochester.  She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church and a charter member of its Guild Alumni Circle.

                Surviving are two sons, John [KADER], Sanford, Fla., and Raymond [KADER], Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter, Dorothy BETHEA, and several grandchildren, all of Tampa, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Phil (Katie) McCARTER and her children, Anne, David, John and Joe [McCARTER]; a niece Joan EWING, and a sister-in-law, Amelia EWING.  All are of Rochester.  Her husband; two brothers, Joe and Delbert [EWING], and two sisters, Marie SWINDEMAN and Edith EWING, preceded in death.

                Services were to be today at the Gramkow Mortuary.  Memorials may be made to the Pine Crest Baptist Church, Sanford.

 

Thursday, January 15, 1987

 

Cecil M. Taylor

                Cecil Milton TAYLOR, 70, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, died today in Doctors North Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

                He was born May 1, 1916 in Rochester to Charles and Ella FUGATE TAYLOR.  He married Wilma LANDS, who survives.  He was a retired carpentsr and member of the American Legion and VFW, both of Washington Court House, Ohio.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Barbara) GERHARDT, Mansfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Daniel (Tamara) MALKOFF, Dublin, Ohio; two grandsons, Taylor and Benji GERHARDT, Mansfield; two rothers, Floyd [TAYLOR], Castleton on the Hudson, N.Y., and Howard [TAYLOR], Rochester, and two sisters, Dola CONWAY and Annabelle PAWLICK, both of Michigan City.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Porter Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, with the Rev. Melvin R. RITTS officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.  Fridnds may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.


Friday, January 16, 1987

 

Emma M. Thrush

                Emma Marie THRUSH, 71, Youngtown, Ariz., formerly of Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Sun City, Ariz.  She was a sister-in-law of Esther THRUSH, Rochester.

                Services are tentatively planned for Tuesday morning at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, January 17, 1987

 

Emma M. Thrush

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rocheser, for Emma Marie THRUSH, 71, Youngtown, Ariz., formerly of Rochester and Milwaukee, Wisc.

                She died at 10:30 a.m.Thursday at the Royal Oak Healthcare Center, Sun City, Ariz., after several months of failing health.

                Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                She was born Nov. 2, 1915 in Chili, to Sam and Matilda ADAMSON.  She had lived in Youngtown, Ariz., for 18 years.

                Surviving are 23 nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Miss Esther THRUSH, Rochester.  Her husband, Ralph THRUSH, died May 31, 1970.

 

Eileen Corey

                Mrs. Eileen [COREY], 85, formerly of 211 South Street, Argos, died at 1 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

                Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Monday, January 19, 1987

 

Eileen Corey

                Eileen COREY, 84, of 211 W. South St., Argos, died at 1 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born Jan. 1, 1902 in Fort Wayne to Timothy and Deborah CARROLL McCARTHY.  She moved to Argos in 1945 from Fort Wayne.  On Oct. 27, 1947 in Plymouth she married Fred O. COREY, who died Dec. 7, 1970.  She was a retired nurse.

                Surviing are two nephews, Timothy McCARTHY, Valparaiso, and John McCARTHY, Fort Wayne, and two nieces, Roseann DANIEL, Crystal Lake, Ill., and Joann KIRKHOFF, Fort Wayne.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Father Raymond BALZER officiating.  Burial was to be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
Lawrence McLean

                Lawrence McLEAN, 54, of 10860 W. 14th Road, Plymouth, died at 3:08 p.m. Saturday at his home.  He had been in failing health for three years.

                He was born July 9, 1932 near Rochester to Mack and Jessie Mae PICKENS McLEAN, who prceded in death.  He had lived in Plymouth 12 years, previously residing in Kewanna and Rochester.  On Oct. 9, 1969 in Rochester he married Barbara Ann CONLEY, who survives.  He was a press operator at the Torin Corp., Rocheser.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and attended the Gospel Lighthouse Church, Plymouth.

                Surviving with the wife are four sons, Allen and David [McLEAN], both of Warsaw; John [McLEAN], Logansport, and Michael [McLEAN], Rochester; a step-daughter, Lorraine KNIGHTBURK, Argos; three grandchildren; three sisters, Roseanna SMITH, Akron; Janice GINN, Rochester, ands Nina Sue PHELPS, Melvindale, Mich., and a brother, Darrell [McLEAN], Schererville.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Pastor Creed ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Norman E. Gregory

                Norman E. GREGORY, 53, of 808 High St., Logansport, died at 3:35 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born Feb. 5, 1933 in Rochester to Omer and Ruth RICHMOND GREGORY, who preceded in death.  On Dec. 31, 1949 in South Bend he married Marilyn J. HOLLAND, who survives.  He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and United Steel Workers of America Local 3261.  He retired from Rockwell International as a spring maker in 1981.

                Surviving with the wife are four sons, David [GREGORY], Logansport; Kim [GREGORY], Sacramento, Calif.; Brian [GREGORY], Irvine, Calif., and Joe [GREGORY], Logansport; two daughters, Darla POWLEN, Lucerne, and Carol HILL, Pensacola, Fla.; three brothers, Harold CLEVENGER, Walkerton; Robert GREGORY, Bremen, and Harry GREGORY, Argos; three sisters, Anna Mae MILLER and Metha CROUSSORE, both of Rochester, and Wilnetta FRY, San Antonio, Texas, and ten grandchildren.

                Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with Pastor Mike McCABE officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.  Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Oncology Department (Hospice), Kokomo.

 

Harold L. Donaldson

                Harold L. DONALDSON, 81, died at 7 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.
Elenor Young Zimmerman

                Elenor “Ellie” YOUNG ZIMMERMAN, 72, Aurora, Colo., formerly of Rochester, died Sunday at the Aurora Presbyterian Hospital.

                She was born Oct. 24, 1914.  She was married to Ralph ZIMMERMAN, who preceded in death.  She was a resident of Rochester from 1954 to 1986, then moved to her daughter’s home in Aurora.

                Surviving with the daughter, Mrs. Vern (Marilyn) MYERS, are a step-son, Ed ZIMMERMAN, Denver, Colo., and a brother, Charles HOKE, Lafayette.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Aurora Chase Funeral Home.

 

Dollie Manns Ousley

                Dollie MANNS OUSLEY, 76, a former Silver Lake resident, died at 7:55 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw, where she had been a patient four months.  She had been in failing health about two years.

                She was born May 3, 1910 in Salyersville, Ky., to Morgan and Martha MINNIX MULLINS.  She moved to Silver Lake in 1942 from Salyersville.  On Sept. 10, 1966 in Silver Lake she married Leonard OUSLEY, who survives.  She was a member of the Silver Lake Pentecostal Church of God.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Merrill (Grace) AZBELL, Wabash; Mrs. Duane (Becky) SPANGLE, Claypool, and Mrs. Lamoine (Della) LECKRONE, Akron; five sons, Gene MANNS and Dayton MANNS, Claypool; Ed MANNS, Rochester; Ortie MANNS, Milford, and Mitch MANNS, Silver Lake; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jim (Edith) OUSLEY, Martin, Ky.; Mrs. Stewart (Evalee) CAMPBELL, Odessa, Fla., and Mrs. Willie (Lucille) WRIGHT, Logansport; twenty-eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren, and ten step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Lilly) PERKINS and Mrs. Marge EARHART, both of Forrester, Ohio; Mrs. Rolla (Anna) MILLER, Findlay, Ohio, and Mrs. Vernie HOWARD, Kentucky, and a brother, Roy MULLINS, Ocala, Fla.  A son, two grandchildren, a step-grandchild, a great-grandchild, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will b e at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Silver Lake Pentecostal Church of God with the Revs. Aaron STANLEY and Albert WHITTAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, and at the church Wednesday for an hour before services.

Tuesday, January 20, 1987

 

Simon M. Deeb

                Simon Morris “Si” DEEB, one of Rochester’s most honored and respected citizens, has lost his long battle with illness.  He died at 7:10 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  A patient for two weeks, he had been in failing health several years.

                He was born Feb. 25, 1927 in Goshamburg, Nev., to immigrant Lebanese parents, David and Amelia TOOMEY DEEB.  One of 11 children, he moved with the family to Indiana in 1929 and grew up in the Twelve Mile area.  He graduated from the former Metea High School.  He was married Sept. 12, 1948 in New Richmond, Ind., to Della A. MARTIN, who survives.  He was graduated from Purdue University in 1949.

                After teaching in Lucerne, Grass Creek and Metea, Mr. Deeb came to Rochester High School as vocational agriculture teacher in 1943.  He made the agriculture department one of the most successful in Indiana.  His students won many soil and livestock judging championships, both statewide and nationally.

                Several of Mr. Deeb’s former students became high school agriculture teachers, and five of his former students earned college doctorate degrees.

                He retired from RHS during the 1984-85 term because of illness.  During his 32 years with the school, he was honord numerous times by his peers and his community.

                He received the U.S. Office of Education’s Honorary American Farmer Degree for outstanding work with the Future Farmers of America.

                He was voted an Outstanding Friend of the Purdue Extension Service and received the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association’s Certificate of Distinction for outstanding achievements in the enhancement of the agricultural profession.

                In 1980, his friends organized the Si Deeb Agricultural Scholarship Fund which awards stipends to Fulton County students for post-high school education in agriculture.

                Mr. Deeb received the Rochester/Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award in 1984.

                Mr. Deeb served his community in other ways.  He was a former member of the Fulton County Council, a 24-year member of the committee that conducts the annual auction of 4-H livestock during the 4-H Fair, a longtime member of the 4-H Fair Board, a former member of the Rochester Water Works board, and had been active in Democratic Party work.

                He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the John Purdue Club, the Rochester Classroom Teachers Association, the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.  He was a past president of the Indiana Agriculture Teachers Association.  Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Amelia Jayne) GRETZ, Lake Forest, Ill.; Mrs. James (Connie) SNYDER, Rochester, and Mrs. Mark (Deborah) WILLIAMS, Mahomet, Ill.; a son, Dr. Dennis DEEB, Crown Point; six grandchildren, Meredith and Whitney GRETZ, Lake Forest; Benjamin and Emily SNYDER, Rochester, and Daniel and Clayton DEEB, Crown Point; five sisters, Mary MILLER, Mexico; Sarah ABOOD, Lansing, Mich.; Ann BATEY, Corpus Christi, Texas; Verna WHEELER, Indianapolis, and Elizabeth RAYL, Kokomo, and two brothers, Mose [DEEB], Twelve Mile, and John [DEEB], Ocala, Fla.  Preceding in death were a granddaughter, a sister and two brothers.

                Services will e at 11 a.m. Thursday in Grace United ZMethodist Church with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Si Deeb Agricultural Scholarship Fune, in care of James SNYDER, 301 E. Ninth St.


Edgar A. Miller

                Services for Edgar A. MILLER, Grand Bay, Ala., were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville, Ga., with the Rev. J.N. HOWARD officiating.  Burial was in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, Rossville.

                Mr. Miller, 67, died Jan. 10 of injuries sustained in a car accident.

                He was born May 22, 1919 in Peru to Edgar and LaVirgia DUNN MILLER.  He was married to Willie Lou ESKEW of Chattanooga, Tenn., who preceded in death.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Fourth Armored Division, serving in Normandy.

                Surviving are a son, Jack E. MILLER, U.S. Marine Corps, Okinawa, Japan; a daughter, Sandra OVERSHINER, Grand Bay; three grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn FLETCHER, Elkhart, and Mary A. WEIR, Huntington, and nieces and nephews.  A son, William [MILLER], preceded in death.

 

Harold L. Donaldson

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Harold L. DONALDSON, 81, Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, a former resident of Rt. 3, Peru.

                The Revs. Richard VOORHEES and Austin GABLE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

                Mr. Donaldson died at 7 a.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                He was born in Miami County on April 28, 1905 to Edmund O. and Sarah Ann KRANING DONALDSON.  On June 6, 1935 in North Manchester he married Vernice M. BOND, who died March 27, 1981.  He was a retired farmer and a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher of the Mexico First Brethren Church.  A graduate of Manchester College, he taught school at North Grove and at Denver in Miami County, during the 1930s.  He was a former director of the Peru Trust Co., a former member and past president of the Miami County Fair Board, a member and former director of the Miami County Farm Bureau, and a member and former treasurer of the Miami County 4-H governing board.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Delores) HATTERY, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; two grandsons, Troy and Kendel HATTERY, Rt. 3, Peru; a brother, James [DONALDSON], Rt. 3, Peru, and two sisters, Ruth CHAPIN, Peru, and Esther SMITH, Macy.  Preceding in death was a sister, Marie FISHER.

 

Wednesday, January 21, 1987

 

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Thursday, January 22, 1987

 

Orvel L. Rice

                Orvel Louis RICE, 61, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:28 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born April 13, 1925 in Cass County to Mr. and Mrs. Fred RICE.  His first marriage was to Darlene COX.  His second marriage was in 1980 to Lyndia GAUMER.  He formerly was an auto body repairman at the Acme Body Shop in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Kewanna VFW Post.

                Surviving are four sons, Ronald and Steven [RICE], both of Lake City, Fla., and Jerry and Michael [RICE], both of Rt. 1, Kewanna; a daughter, Patricia A. TUCKER, Lake City, Fla.; three step-daughters, Rena DECK, Lafayette; Alvene STAPLES, Logansport, and Leah BARNHILL, Peru; three brothers, Fred [RICE], address unknown; James [RICE], Logansport, and Raymond [RICE], Santa Fe, Calif. a sister, Stella HERRILL, Santa Fe, Calif. seven grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren.  The parents preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery, with military rites.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

Judge Dale C. Showley

                Judge Dale C. SHOWLEY, 82, of 1953 Mississippi Ave., Englewood, Fla, died Wednesday in Englewood Hospital.

                He was born March 26, 1904 in Fulton County to Arthur and Bertha KERSEY SHOWLEY.  He was married to Mary DOLGAS, who survives.  He lived in Flint, Mich., from 1926 to 1964 when he retired to Englewood.  He was a municipal judge for the city of Flint for 18 years and was a member of the Englewood Elks Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Gerald [SHOWLEY], Montrose, Mich., and Arthur [SHOWLEY], Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Leo (Kathleen) SENIFF, Flint; two sisters, Letha LAYMAN, Walton, and Elnora SHURTE, Phoenix, Ariz; two brothers, Ralph [SHOWLEY], Kewanna, and Harlin [SHOWLEY], Rochester; nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

                The Funeral Mass will be Friday with Father Joe HRABOVSKY officiating.  Burial will be in Englewood, Fla.  Arrangements are being handled by the Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood.

 

Cozette B. Gordon

                Cozette B. GORDON, 77, of 102 Erwin St., Peru, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born March 4, 1909 in Marshall County to Edward and Sarah CLEMONS FENIMORE.  On Feb. 25, 1929 she married Howard GORDON, who survives.  She was a member of the Salem Christian Church, Peru.

                Surviving are a daughter, Sue HAWKINS, Peru; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

                Services will b e at the Salem Christian Church, Peru, at 1:30 o.m. Friday with the Revs. William SHEWMAN and Lavern CLARK officiating.  Friends may call at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, from 3 to 9 p.m. today.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Salem Christian Church building fund.
Robert L. Conley

                Robert Lee CONLEY, 58, of 1201 Monroe St., died at 1 a.m. today at his home.  He had been in failing health since September 1986.

                He was born June 15, 1928 in Salyersville, Ky., to Bernie and Trinie COOPER CONLEY, who preceded in death.  He had lived in Rochester since 1946.  On March 24, 1951 in Plymouth he married Mildred L. COCHRAN, who survives.  He retired as a steel metal worker from Safway Steel Corp., in 1986.  He was a member of the United Steel Workers of America, Manitou Moose Lodge, American Legion, Eagles Lodge and Fathers Auxiliary of the VFW.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Beverly) VonEHR, Rochester; two sons, Master Sgt. Samuel E. MacLAIN, Fort Benjamin Harrison, and Danny J. CONLEY, Rochester; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Vester (June) PATRICK, Salyersville, Ky.; Julie CONLEY, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Mrs. Dean (Bessie) ENYART, Rochester; five brothers, Wheeler and Wade [CONLEY], both of Rochester; Bill [CONLEY], Salyersville; Forest [CONLEY], Lucasville, Ohio, and Bernie [CONLEY] Jr., Hinckley, Ill.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Trixie PUCKET, and three brothers, Walter, Ross and Russell [CONLEY].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Olin J. CORBITT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Friday, January 23, 1987

 

Esther M. Kemnetz

                Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Esther M. KEMNETZ, 71, Rt. 6, Rochester, who died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home.

                She was born Dec. 16, 1915 in Cass County to Ervin and Maude BURTON BRUCE.  On Oct. 18, 1944 in Medaryville she married Clarence F. KEMNETZ, who survives.  She was member of the Indian Creek Christian Church, Lucerne.

                Surviving with the husband are two sisters, Lois MARKLEY, Logansport, and Ruth REED, Kewanna;  a brother, Carl BRUCE, Lucerne, and nieces and nephews.

                The Rev. George HAPNER was to officiate.  Burial was to be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.

Saturday, January 24, 1987

 

Mae C. Morris

                Mae C. MORRIS, 72, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 11 a.m. Friday at Wabash County Hospital in Wabash.

                She was born Sept. 23, 1914 in Mobile, Ala., to Charley and Nora HOLCOMBE COLE.  She was married to Alden B. MORRIS.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught for 25 years in the North Miami School District and also in the Baldwin County, Ala., school system.  She was a member of the Loxley, Ala., Baptist Church and attended the Gilead United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Indiana Sate Retired Teachers Association.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Jan) BENNETT, Fort Wayne; Nan MORRIS, Churubusco, and Colleen MORRIS, Rt. 1, Macy; two sons, Roy M. [MORRIS], West Lafayette, and Michael [MORRIS], Rt. 1, Macy; two grandsons, Jason MORRIS and Justin BENNETT; a sister, Gladys GRIFFIN, Chickasaw, Ala., and two brothers, Zelma COLE, Mobile, Ala., and Otis COLE, Loxley, Ala.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Robert LOUGHEED, Robert GIDLEY and Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday after 9 a.m.   Memorials may be made to he Cancer Society or the Gilead United Methodist Church.

 

George G. Winterrowd

                George Glen WINTERROWD, 74, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 6:20 a.m. today at his home after a six-month illness.

                Born April 15, 1912 in Marshall County to J.D. and Nellie MAYS WINTERROWD, he lived here 42 years after moving from South Bend.  On Oct. 1932, in Winamac he married Hazel B. GARNER.  He was a retired Sealed Power employee and farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Jacksie) REIKEN, Mentone; four sons, Robert K. and Ronald [WINTERROWD], both of Rocheser; Garry [WINTERROWD], Fort Wayne, and Robin [WINTERROWD], Warsaw; nine randchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alta BEST, Plymouth; Elma FANNING, Tippecanoe; Delta SCHROME, Bremen, and Mrs. Denzil (Waunita) ELLIOTT, Plymouth, and two brothers, Wayne and Robert Max WINTERROWD, both of Rocheter.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Floyd Hudson

                Floyd “Tiny” HUDSON, 55, Huntington Beach, Calif., died Thursday morning after a one-year illness.

                He was born Jan. 5, 1932 to Vern and Mary FOUTS HUDSON.  His mother, Mary HUDSON EVEREST, survives.  He married Joan REED on July 5, 1953, who survives.

                Also surviving are three sons, Randy, Mike and Scott [HUDSON], all of California; three brothers, Don [HUDSON], Englewood, Fla.; Larry [HUDSON], Gladstone, Ore., and Jerry [HUDSON], Akron; four sisters, Betty CLARK and Mildred YEOMAN, both of Fort Wayne; Doris NORDMAN, Hudson, Fla., and Marsha HELM, Bunker Hill, and a grandson.

                Services and burial will be Monday afternoon at Westminster Memorial Park in Westminster, Calif.  A local memorial service for family and friends will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Olive Branch Church of God, Miami County Road 1200 North, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.


Dora P. Zumbaugh

                Dora Pearl ZUMBAUGH, 78, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 5:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had resided the last year at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                She was born Feb. 22, 1908 in Marshall County to Harry and Della HECKAMAN STRANG.  She moved here 47 years ago from Plymouth.  She was married May 17, 1927 in Plymouth to Elson John ZUMBAUGH, who died May 1, 1973.  She had been employed for 17 years by the former Armour Creamery in Rochester, then owned and operated the former Northside Market on Old U.S. 31 North.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliaries of the Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion and VFW.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. [John A.] (Margaret) HELT, Rt. 2, Rochester; a son, Lamar “Pete” ZUMBAUGH, Peru; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) MATTERN, Plymouth, and Mrs. Paul (Ruth) BACKLUND, Turlock Calif., and two brothers, Dale Edward STRANG, Nappanee, and Delbert STRANG, Ashtabula, Ohio.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Jean BRINEY; a son, Wayne [ZUMBAUGH]; two brothers, Ernest and Fred [STRANG], and three sisters, hazel, June and Iva [STRANG].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and 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 services.

 

Monday, January 26, 1987

 

Nancy A. Guise

                Nancy Alice GUISE, 95, Bowling Green, Ky., died at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Medco Center, Bowling Green, Ky.  She moved to Kentucky in 1982 from Mentone.

                She was born Sept. 29, 1891 in Fulton County to Albert L. and Amanda PLANTZ EASTERDAY.  She was married near Leiters Ford to James Hugh GUISE, who died in 1967.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a son, John ROADARMEL, Claypool; a sister, Irene WALTERS, and a niece, Phyllis ROBEY, both of Bowling Green, Ky.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today.

 

George G. Winterrowd

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for George Glen WINTERROWD.  The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from     9 a.m. until services.

                Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Fulton County Historical Society.

                Mr. Winterrowd, 74, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday at his home following a six-month illness.
George W. Harvey

                George W. HARVEY, 84, of 1217 Elm St., died at 8:14 a.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where he had been a patient for four months.  He had been in failing health for three years.

                He was born July 16, 1902 near Royal Center to Frank and Jenny STRASSER HARVEY.  He had lived in Rochester for 26 years, moving from near Talma where he had lived for a number of years.  On Feb. 8, 1923 in Monticello he married Amanda WINEGARDNER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are seven daughters, Donnabelle ROGERS, Mrs. Francis (Marjorie) CAVE and Mrs. Norman (Doris) WARNER, all of Rochester; Mrs. Doyle (Betty) PUTMAN, Argos; Mrs. Fred (Carol) KINDIG and Mrs. Mike (Barbara) HOLLOWAY, both of Mentone, and Linda BRENNAN, Palmdale, Calif.; thirty grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Ernest (Mabel) ALLEN, Stewart, Fla., and a brother, Dewey [HARVEY], Monticello.  He was preceded by two sons, Donald and George [HARVEY] Jr.; a grandson, Timothy ROE, and a granddaughter.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Olin CORBETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Tuesday, January 27, 1987

 

Vivian F. Borneman

                Vivian Faye BORNEMAN, 87, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 1 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She had been ill for several months.

                She was born March 15, 1899 in Great Bend, Kan., to William R. and Loretta KINNEY BUNTING.  In 1922 she married James CARTER.  In 1939 in Indianapolis she married William C. BORNEMAN, who died May 20, 1971.  They came to Rochester in 1939 from Greenfield and owned and operated the former Island Park Restaurant on Old U.S. 31 North.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews.  Four sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

                Private services for the family will be conducted at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, January 28, 1987 to Friday, January 30, 1987

 

[no obits]

Saturday, January 31, 1987

 

Jay Garver and

Dana Russell

                The investigation of the deaths of Jay GARVER, 37, and Dana RUSSELL, 23, continues today as county, state and city police cooperate on the area’s only double homicide in recent memory.

                An unidentified man has been held since yesterday in the Fulton County Jail in connection with the invesigation, although there have been no arrests or charges made as of this morning, authorities said.

                Garver and Russell were shotgunned early Friday morning in Garver’s house on the north shore of Lake Manitou.

                Fulton County Sheriff Rich McLOCHLIN said today the murders occurred some time after 1 a.m., but was reluctant to divulge details of the ongoing investigation.

                Police questioned five people Friday and plan to question more people today.  None of the people initially interviewed were suspects, said the sheriff.

                The bodies were taken to Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis Friday evening for autopsies by forensic pathologist Dr. John PLESS.

                Garver was on the sofa in the living room of his house when he was shot.  He is believed to have been sleeping when shot.  Russell was shot at the foot of stairs.  No gun has been recovered.

                McLochlin declined to discuss a possible motive for the murders, “I don’t know for sure,” he said.  “There’s nothing real conclusive.  I don’t know why it happened.”

                Russell was staying in Garver’s house while her boyfriend Gary GARVER, Jay’s brother, serves a state prison term related to drunken driving charges, authorities said.

                Police discovered the bodies after Jack WREGLESWORTH, Rochester, went to the house and couldn’t rouse anyone.  McLochlin today said Wreglesworth went inside the house and saw Garver and Russell but thought they had been beaten and were badly injured.  He fetched county police.

                Garver’s house is at the end of Pearl Street.

                Footprints in the snow around the two-story frame home and out onto the lake ice led police on a trail to Four Seasons Mobile Estates.  McLochlin declined comment today on the significance, if any, of the footprints.  “We’re still investigating,” he said.

                “All the agencies involved worked great.  City, county, and state police, and the coroner’s office.  The neighbors have been real cooperative too,” McLochlin said.

                Dana Jeanne RUSSELL, 23, Rt 1, Box 54, Rochester, was born May 25, 1963, in Franklin to Rex and Judith LEVY RUSSELL.  She came here from South Bend in 1980 and was a 1981 Rochester High School graduate.  She worked at Schultz’s Variety Store.

                Survivors include her mother, Judith LEVY, Rochester, and father, Rex RUSSELL, North Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Rebecca and Claudia RUSSELL, both of Rochester; four brothers, Jeff RUSSELL, Richardson, Texas, Steve RUSSELL, Mishawaka, Melvin [RUSSELL], Rochester, and David [RUSSELL], Carrolton, Texas; paternal grandmother Mrs. Verlin RUSSELL, Tipton, and several aunts, uncles and nephews.

                Her funeral arrangemets are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                Funeral arrangements for Jay GARVER are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Gail M. Pletcher

                Gail M. PLETCHER, 69, of rural Elkhart County, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday in Americana Nursing Center, Elkhart.

                She was born April 10, 1917 in Rochester, to Robert R. and Carrie OVERMEYER MOORE.  She married Robert C. PLETCHER on Dec. 1, 1942 in Culver.  He died June 27, 1985 in Elkhart.  She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Elkhart, where she was secretary for 20 years.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Mary Ellen) HATTON, Bloomington; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Vivian) RENFRO, Dallas, Texas, and a brother, Robert H. MOORE, West Miami, Fla.  Preceding in death were a son, Terry Allen PLETCHER, 46, and three sisters.

                Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home, Elkhart.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. James B. WILLYARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

 

Monday, February 2, 1987

 

Dana J. Russell

                Private services were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Dana Jeanne RUSSELL, 23, Rt. 1, Rochester, who was found murdered at a Lake Manitou home Friday.

                Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Memorials may be made to the Jayne Ann Good Scholarship Fund.

 

Harold J. Garver

                Private family services were to be conducted today at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Harold Jay GARVER, 37, Rt. 7, Rochester, who was found murderd Friday in his home.

                The Rev. Donald BOWMAN was to officiate and burial was to be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.

                Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or the Rochester High School Christian Athletic Fund.

                He was born Aug. 11, 1949 in Logansport to Garold J. and Donna M. KNARR GARVER.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was co-manager of Garver Motors and Garver Tree Service, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a 1967 graduate of Rochester High School, and attended Indiana State University for two years.

                Surviving are the mother, of Rochester; two sons, Jason and Thomas Jay [GARVER], both of Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Pauline GARVER, Logansport; a brother, Gary [GARVER]; four uncles; an aunt, and nieces and nephews.  His father died Nov. 30, 1985, and his grandfather died in June 1981.
Charles R. Raymer

                Charles R. “Chuck” RAYMER, 67, of 1633 Jefferson St., died at 3 p.m. Saturday at his home following a two-year illness.

                He was born Sept. 12, 1919 in Rochester to Charles R. and Grace BEATTIE RAYMER Sr.  He had lived all but 13 years of his life in Rochester.  On Nov. 5, 1977 in Rochester he married Marjory L. THOMAS, who survives.  He was a retired employee of Louderback Auto Agency and a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are two step-daughters, Mrs. Marco (Donna) ZANANDREA, Clinton, and Mrs. David (Rebecca) BREWER, Rochester; three grandchildren, Tomi and Mitzi MELTON and Derek BREWER; two sisters, Mrs. Elliott BAILEY and Mrs. Howard (Kathleen) WERTZBERGER, both of Rochester; an uncle, and nieces and nephews.

                Private family services will be Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

 

Florence N. Vaughn

                Florence N. VAUGHN, 77, of 630 Arlington Place, Chicago, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Medical Center, Chicago.  She had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born Sept. 7, 1909 in Kewanna to John and Myrtle DOYLE DOWNS.  She had lived most of her life in Chicago.  On Nov. 19, 1933 in Chicago she married Benjamin Y. VAUGHN, who preceded in death.  She was a retired bank secretary.

                Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Jim (Gloria) REED, Akron, and Mrs. Bob (Alberta) KEENE, Rocheser; a nephew, John McCLOUGHAN, Greenburg, Ky., and other nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Rosie McCLOUGHAN, Fulton County, another sister, a brother and a half-brother.

                Graveside services will be a 10 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arranvgemens.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.

 

Tuesday, February 3, 1987

 

Nellie King

                Word has been received of the death of Nellie KING, 89, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Fulton Avenue, Friday at her home.

                Surviving are the husband, Lester KING; a son, Richard [KING]; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, D.J. WINEGARDNER, Columbia City, and a sister, Esta ASPINWALL, Nyona Lake.

                Burial was in Tucson, Monday.
Everett W. Best

                Everett W. BEST, 88, of 1105 Hill St., Rocheter, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for two years.

                He was born on Sept. 15, 1898 in Washington, Ind., to Frank O. and Margaret DIXON BEST.  He had lived in Rochester since 1937, moving from Mooresville.  On Jan. 26, 1926 in Danville he married Lucille E. WHITSON, who survives.  He was a retired farm manager of 26 years for the Otto McMahan Farms, was superintendent of the Fulton County Highway Department for 13 years until retiring Jan. 1, 1977, a member and past elder of the First Presbyterian Church, past master of Brooklyn Masons Lodge, past master of Rochester Masons, member of the Rochester Royal Arch Masons, South Bend Scottish Rite and Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine Temple.  He had been past worthy patron of the Rochester Eastern Star for 13 years.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Virginia) McQUEARY, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Frank (Charlann) TURNER, South Bend, and Gary CLEVENGER, Rochester; eight great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel DORSETT, and four brothers, Robert, Ervin, Joe and Dick [BEST].

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.  Eastern Star memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

 

Wednesday, February 4, 1987

 

Kelly Shepherd

                Kelly SHEPHERD, 90, formerly of Rt. 2, Claypool, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Wabash, following an illness of several months.

                He was born Jan. 1, 1897 in Floyd County, Ky., to William and Elizabeth HALE SHEPHERD, and came to this area in 1946.  On Dec. 24, 1917 he married Sally K. SHEPHERD, who died June 22, 1976.  He worked on the Nickle Plate Railroad, was retired from the Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mt. Sterling, Ky.

                Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Woodrow (Rhoda) TACKETT, Means, Ky.; Mrs. Delphia SHEPHERD, Sharpsville, Ky.; Mrs. Sadie TEETER, Lagro; Mrs. Quinton (Nawasa) VIRES, Columbia City, and Mrs. Wheeler (Vada) CONLEY, Rochester; four sons, Okie [SHEPHERD], Means, Ky.; Lee [SHEPHERD], Mentone; Joe C. [SHEPHERD], Warsaw, and Cecil [SHEPHERD], Winchester, Ky.; sixty-one grandchildren, and ninety great-grandchildren.  A daughter, two sons and eleven brothers and sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Eastin-Taul Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, Ky.  Burial will be in the Shepherd Cemetery, Salyersville, Ky.  Friends may call  from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Titus Funeral Home,Warsaw, and on Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Eastin-Taul Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, Ky.

 

Thursday, February 5, 1987

 

[no obits]

Friday, February 6, 1987

 

Ralph E. Fretz

                Ralph E. FRETZ, 66, of 3075 Illion St.,Tippecanoe, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at his home following a six-month illness.

                He was born April 18, 1920 in Tippecanoe to John and Vida FIELDS FRETZ.  He had lived his lifetime in the area.  On Oct. 28, 1942 in Bourbon he married Donna Jean JOYCE, who survives.  He was retired from farming and the Flory’s Sawmill, had worked many years for the Farm Bureau Co-op in Tippecanoe, was sexton and treasurer of the Summit Chapel Cemetery Association, sexton of the Tippecanoe and Argos Maple Grove Cemeteries, and a 26-year member of the Tippecanoe Volunteer Fire Department.

                Surviving with the wife are five sons, Melvin, David and Robert [FRETZ], all of Tippecanoe; Miner [FRETZ], Bremen, and Phillip [FRETZ], Winona Lake; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Edna ABBOTT, Fort Wayne; Alice SWAGER, Angola; Virginia HOAGLAND, North Manchester, and Cora BOWERS, Athens.  A granddaughter, step-granddaughter and a brother preceded in deah.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Larry TURLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery southeast of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday after 9 a.m. until services.

                Memorials may be made to the Tippecanoe EMS, Tippecanoe Fire Department, American Cancer Society or Summit Chapel Cemetery Association.

 

Norabelle Paschall

                Norabelle PASCHALL, 88, formerly of Rt. 1, Kewanna (Prairie Grove community), died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Carlisle Nursing Home, South Bend.

                She was born Feb. 3, 1899 in Richland Township to John W. and Eldora OVERMYER FLORA.  She had lived most of her life in this county, moving to South Bend in 1980.  She was married in St. Joe, Mich., to Berlin PASCHALL, who preceded in death.  She had operated a farm and had been a member of the Fulton County RSVP and the former Prairie Grove EUB Church.

                Surviving are a son, Albert FLORA, South Bend, and cousins.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and on Monday from 9 a.m. until services.

Saturday, February 7, 1987

 

Mary H. Hoffert

                Mary H. HOFFERT, 78, 1729 Bancroft Ave. (College Sqhare Apartments), died at    5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital following a five-year illness.

                She was born Dec. 7, 1908 in Holyoke, Mass., to Joseph and Nellie KAWECKI.  She moved to Indiana in 1966 from Massachusetts.  On Nov. 2, 1974 at New Paris she married George J. HOFFERT, who died in July 1986.  She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Rochester, and the Second Congregational Church, Holyoke.

                Surviving are five daughters, Alberta COLTY, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Maxine) PFLIEGER, Seward, Neb.; Mary J. LaLONDE, Rochester Hills, Mich. Mrs. Donald (Patricia) ARNETT, Portageville, Mo., and Mrs. Michael (Constance) TAYLOR, Jackson, Mich.; two sons, Karl FERRET, Holyoke, and Robert DAVIES, Carlsbad, Calkf; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. George (Wanda) PETERS, New Port Richey, Fla., and Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) GRIFFIN, Holyoke.  A brother preceded in death.

                Private services will be held; there will be no visitation.  Burial will be in the St. Jerome Cemetery, Holyoke.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

                Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund or the American Cancer Society.

 

Richard H. Tschantz

                Richard H. TSCHANTZ, 44, Fort Wayne, died at 7:57 a.m. Friday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, following an extended illness.

                He was born Dec. 9, 1942 in Fort Wayne to Harold F. and Marjorie A. KAUFMAN TSCHANTZ.  He lived in Columbia City as an adult before returning to Fort Wayne.  On Sept. 5, 1966 in Fort Wayne he married Terrie K. HAVILAND, who survives.  He was an insurance salesman and a member of the Laud Christian Church, Columbia City.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Scott H. [TSCHANTZ], and three daughters, Stacey L., Susan J. and Lisa J. [TSCHANTZ], all at home; the mother, Marjorie A. TSCHANTZ, Columbia City, and a sister, Maralyn A. NEWELL, Rochester.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. James CLIFFORD officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday before services.

Monday, February 9, 1987

 

Robert E. Fields

                Robert E. FIELDS, 62, of 312 Clover Hill Ave., Colonial Heights, Va., died at 8 p.m. Saturday in Southern South Side Regional Medical Center Hospital, Petersburg, Va.  He had been in failing health for one year.

                He was born March 26, 1924 in South Bend to Joshua and Dottie COWEN FIELDS.  He had lived in Virginia since 1982.  He previously resided in Rochester and Culver, and had lived in New Carlisle for 26 years.  In January 1949 in Leiters Ford he married Freda PHELPS, who died in March 1975.  In September 1982 in Colonial Heights, Va., he married Annie M. VAUGHAN, who survives.  He was retired from South Bend Lathe, where he had worked for 31 years.  He was in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are a daugher, Dianna ELEY, and a son, Steven FIELDS, both of Rochester; three grandchildren, Jan ELEY, Rochester, and Jasmine and Joshua FIELDS, North Liberty; a step-daughter, Mrs. Josie RADCLIFFE, and a step-granddaughter, Becky RADCLIFFE, both of Chesapeake, Va.; the mother, Dottie FIELDS, Rochester; a sister, Violet HULL, South Bend; a brother, Gary [FIELDS], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  The father died in 1965.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Douglas REDFORD officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Tuesday, February 10, 1987

 

Mabel M. Armey

                Mabel M. ARMEY, 71, of 1442 Orkney Court, South Bend, died at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                She was born Oct. 16, 1915 in Richland Center to Clinton and Wilnettie McCLURE ALDERFER.  She moved to South Bend from Warsaw in 1942.  On Dec. 21, 1935 in Valparaiso she married Dean H. ARMEY, who survives.  She worked at South Bend Toy for 30 years, retiring in 1981.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, Amaranth and AARP.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Sharron PEYLO, Mishawaka; a son, Terry [ARMEY], Hillsdale, Mich.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Louetta MARTENS, Eastman, Ga.; Edith CLEVENGER, Rochester, and Eva Glen HARTMAN, South Bend, and a brother, Lester ALDERFER, Richland Center.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Welsheimer’s Funeral Home, 521 North William St., South Bend.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Interment will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Osceola.

 

Vernon R. Billman

                Vernon R. BILLMAN, 76, of 101 W. Plum St., Argos, died unexpectedly Monday in his home.

 

                Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Wednesday, February 11, 1987

 

Vernon R. Billman

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Vernon R. BILLMAN, 76, of 101 W. Plum St., Argos, who died unexpectedly in his home Monday.

                The Rev. Jack RHOADES will officiate.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday after 9 a.m. until services.

                Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.

                Mr. Billman was born May 11, 1910 at Hanna to William and Elsie KOSANKE BILLMAN.  On Sept. 8, 1932 in Bloomington he married Lena LISTENBERGER, who died Nov. 18, 1972.  He had worked with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service at Cincinnati, Ohio, until retiring in 1965.  He was a U.S. Navy vetera of World War II, former treasurer of the Marshall County 4-H Fair Board, auditor of the Marshall County Chapter of American Red Cross, a 1933 graduate of Indiana University, and a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and Argos Lions Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Dianne) WEST, Indianapolis; a son, Dan [BILLMAN], Rushville, and five grandsons.  A brother, Wally [BILLMAN], prcceded in death.

 

Robert Dielman

                Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today at the Adair Funeral Home, Tucson, Ariz., for Robert DIELMAN, formerly of Rochester, who died Feb. 9.

                He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. F.C. DIELMAN, formerly of Fulton.

                Surviving are the wife, Rhea [DIELMAN], Tucson; two daughters, Connie BURROUGHS, Chicago, Ill., and Kathy BARR, Scottsdale, Ariz., and a son, Robert Scott [DIELMAN], Washington, D.C.

                Memorials may be made to Heart Research Fund, University Medical Center, 1501 W. Campbell, Tucson, Ariz., 85724.

 

Theodore Wallace

                Theodore “Ted” WALLACE, 70, Star City, died at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, after a 2 1/2 year illness.

                He was born Dec. 4, 1916 in Pulaski County to Harrison and Mary BURKETT WALLACE.  He had lived all his life in the Star City area.  On Aug. 1, 1945 in Winamac he married Rosanna SWOPE, formerly of Macy, who survives.  He was a retired dairy farmer and served in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps in World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Christine KOPKEY, North Manchester; three sons, Leslie [WALLACE], Fairbury, Ill., and Tom and Rick [WALLACE], both of Winamac; twelve grandchildren; a sister, Esther CASHEN, Elkhart, and three brothers, Leonard [WALLACE], Mishawaka, William [WALLACE], Winamac, and James [WALLACE], Crosslake, Minn.   A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Rex CHARLES officiating.  Burial with military graveside services will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 8 a.m. until services.
Robert B. Zimmerman

                Robert Byron ZIMMERMAN, 74, of Rt. 7 (Barrett Road), Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born May 19, 1912 in Rochester to William and Mabel NORMAN ZIMMERMAN and had lived his entire life in this community.  On Aug. 2, 1951 in Silver Lake he married Mary Alice Van DUYNE, who died July 13, 1985.  He retired from Bendix Corp., South Bend, in 1969, was a member of UAW Local No. 9 and the Fulton County Coon Hunters Association.

                Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Doris) GOUDY, Portage; Mrs. Nick (Nancy) KEEL, Wichita Falls, Texas; Mrs. David (Cathy) GINTHER and Mrs. Ralph (Bonnie) CLUPPER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Sandra WITHAM, Palestine; five sons, Thomas ROSE, Rockford, Ill.; Carl ROSE, Crown Point; Joe Bob ZIMMERMAN and David ZIMMERMAN, both of Rochester, and John ZIMMERMAN, Akron; thirty-three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Stanley (Anita) SAMUELSON and Mrs. Nina WAECHTER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Lura KIRKENDALL, Nashville, Tenn.  Three sisters, Mrs. Wilma McKINNEY, and Martha and Mary Jean ZIMMERMAN, and two brothers, Dale and Ralph ZIMMERMAN, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Hospital Home Health Care Service.

 

Alfred E. Hertzfeldt

                Alfred E. HERTZFELDT, 86, a resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home since 1982, formerly of Weyauwega, Wis., died at 4:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Feb. 10, 1901 in the town of Royalton, Weyauwega, Wis., to Charles and Mathilda HANDRICH HERTZFELDT.  He had lived most of his life in Wisconsin.  On April 26, 1927 he married Alma STURM, who died in 1970.  He was a retired farmer and member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weyauwega.

                Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Larry (Violet) SEIWERT, Rochester, and a sister-in-law, Ella HERTZFELDT, Canterbury Manor Nursing home.  He was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.

                Local arrangements are being handled by Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, February 12, 1987

 

Alfred E. Hertzfeldt

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weyauwega, [Wis.] for Alfred E. HERTZFELDT, who died Wednesday.

                Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Weyauwega.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home, Weyauwega.

                Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling local arrangements.
Eleanor Malott

                Loa Eleanor MALOTT, 61, North Manchester, died at the L Jolla-Screpps Hospital, San Diego, Calif., at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

                She was born April 25, 1925 in South Bend to Charles and Bernice BLUE LEININGER.  On May 15, 1948 in Beaver Dam she married Ronald MALOTT, who survives.  A retired teacher, she was a 1946 graduate of Manchester College and a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church, the North Manchester Historical Society, the Athenean Club at North Manchester, and the Wabash County Retired Teachers Association.  She helped start the elementary library program for North Manchestr Community Schools during the 1965-66 term.  She also helped start the REACH Program in North Manchester and was its treasurer at the time of her death.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Tim [MALOTT], Del Mar, Calif.; a daughter, Mary MALOTT, at home; a brother, Kermit LEININGER, Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the North Manchester United Methodist Church with the Revs. William O. LUTRULL and Carl LEMNA officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call at the DeLaughter Mortuary in North Manchester after 7 p.m. Friday, and from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the North Manchester REACH Program.

 

Pauline Lowe

                Pauline LOWE, 74, Wabash, died at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday at Wabash County Hospital.  She and her husband were former summer residents at Lake Manitou.

                She was born Sept. 15, 1912 in Wabash to Eugene and Caroline ALBRIGHT MARKS.  On Oct. 6, 1934 in Fort Wayne she married Clifford LOWE, who died in Aug. 1952.  She was retired from Honeywell and Markohn, Wabash, was a member of St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, past president and member of Beta Sigma Pi Sorority, member of the Women’s Clubhouse and past president and member of Markettes.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Marjorie) RIDENOUR, and a brother, Robert MARKS, both of Wabash; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, Wabash, with Dr. Winfield STROUT officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Henten-Miner Funeral Home, Wabash.
Oscar E. Shafer

                Oscar E. SHAFER, 92, of 701 E. Main St., Peru, died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday in Veterans Hospital, Marion.

                He was born Jan. 8, 1895 at Stateline to John Q. and Victoria HURLESS SHAFER.  He was married to Blanche SCOTT, who died in 1930.  He later married Gladys BUSBEE JARRETT, who survives.  He was retired from Lees Furniture, was a member of the South Bend Eagles Lodge, the Peru American Legion and the Peru First Christian Church.  He was a World War I U.S. Army veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Connie HALL, Peru; a son, Frederick SHAFER, North Hollywood, Calif.; two step-daughters, Carol WESTWOOD, Rochester, and Lillian HARLEMAN, Peru; three step-sons, George JARRETT, Mexico, Don JARRETT, Jacksonville, Fla., and Jack JARRETT, Lakeland, Fla.; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  A son and sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Roger GARDNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Converse Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 13, 1987

 

Allie G. Nicks

                Allie Gertrude [NICKS], 94, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday.  She had been ill one week.

                She was born Aug. 11, 1893 in Moulton, Iowa, to William C. and Sara E. MITCHEL HOWELL.  She moved to Rocheter from Chicago in 1944.  On Feb. 2, 1916 in Leon, Iowa, she married John M. [NICKS], who preceded in death.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a son, Donald A. [NICKS], Rochester; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nina HALE, Rochester, and Mrs. Cecil ANDERSON and Mrs. Eva LARSON, both of Genoa, Ill., and nieces and nephews.  A sister, Mrs. Georgia GALLOWAY, and a brother, Roy HOWELL, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until services.

 

Marguerite Z. Hogle

                Marguerite Z. HOGLE, 90, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of Waterhaven Apartments, died at 11:58 a.m. Thursday at the nursing home.

                She was born April 4, 1896 in Kokomo to William and Katherine DANVER.  She moved to Rochester from Chicago, Ill., 17 years ago.  In January 1913 in Chicago she married Kenneth HOGLE, who died in 1959.  She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Chicago.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norma VANCE, Wheadon, Ill., three grandchildren, Joyce Ann VANCE, San Diego, Calif; Mrs. Roberta DeWINE, Houston, Texas, and Rick VANCE, Escondido, Calif., and three great-granddaughters.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Kenneth J. Castleman

                Kenneth J. CASTLEMAN, 72, of 530 W. Ninth St., died at 835 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, February 14, 1987

 

Kenneth J. Castleman

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Kenneth J. CASTLEMAN, 72, of 530 W. Ninth St., who died at 8:35 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill two years.  The Rev. John RAMSEY will officiate.

                He was born Sept. 30, 1914 in Marshall County to Clyde and Florence KELLY CASTLEMAN.  He had lived most of his life in this area.  On May 19, 1973 in Macy he married Eleanor Juanita LEWIS, who survives.  In addition to farming, for 16 years he was a Mayflower [employee] in Indianapolis, and in Dec. 1983 retired as custodian with Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, and Masonic and I.O.O.F. Lodges, Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Sue DERRY, Sanford, Fla.; a son, Kent J. CASTLEMAN, Oviedo, Fla.; his mother, Florence CASTLEMAN, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, four granddaughters, Evie Marie DERRY, Diane Denise DERRY, Cheri Moan, and Laurie Maureen CASTLEMAN, all of Orlando, Fla.; three step-children; sixteen step-grandchildren, and a foster-sister, Eva McKEE CHRISTOPHER, New London, Conn.

                Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and on Monday from 9 a.m. until services.  The I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Sunday.

 

Allie G. Nicks

                Allie Gertrude NICKS, 94, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday.  She had been ill one week.

                She was born Aug. 11, 1893 in Moulton, Iowa, to William C. and Sara E. MITCHEL HOWELL.  She moved to Rochester from Chicago in 1944.  On Feb. 2, 1916 in Leon, Iowa, she married John M. NICKS, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a son, Donald A. NICKS, Rochester; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nina HALE, Rochester, and Mrs. Cecil ANDERSON and Mrs. Eva LARSON, both of Genoa, Ill., and nieces and nephews.  A sister, Mrs. Georgie GALLOWAY, and a brother, Roy HOWELL preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friendfs may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until services.

Monday, February 16, 1987

 

Evan C. Welling

                Evan C. WELLING, 9 months, of 931 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, died at 2:57 p.m. Saturday in Wiler Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Ill. He had been ill three months.  He was born April 23, 1986 in Chicago to Craig and Sue KIMBEL WELLING, who survive.

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, Blair [WELLING], at home; the grandparents, George and Donna KIMBEL, Elkhart, and Leon and June WELLING, Leiters Ford, and a great-grandmother, Mildred LAMBKA, Elkhart.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Westbrook-Metz-Clouse Funeral Home, Elkhart, with Evangelist Terry PHILLIPS officiating.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.

 

Zelma L. Collins

                Zelma L. COLLINS, 75, Logansport, formerly of 712 Fulton Ave., died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday in Chase Convalescent Center, Logansport.

                She was born May 8, 1911 in Mt. Vernon, Ill., to David H. and Lillie SIMS BENARD.  On Jan. 11, 1930 in Hammond she married William H. COLLINS, who died May 7, 1974.  She was retired from the former A&P Food Store in Rochester and was a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church, Logansport, and the World War II Mothers.  She had lived in Rochester from 1945 until 1973, then moving to Logansport.

                Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis M. ESHELMAN, Logansport, and Diane SHEW, Belleville, Mich.; two sons, John F. [COLLINS], Logansport, and William H. [COLLINS], Indianapolis; three sisters, Juliett BIRKNER and Dolly SLEDGE, both of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Alice CHAVEZ, Chicago; four brothers, James and Ralph [BENARD], Salk Village, Ill.; Lester [BENARD], Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Clarence [BENARD], Benton, Ill.; thirteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Five brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Dr. Sam YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Dorothy M. Gaumer

                Dorothy M. GAUMER, 86, of 1212 Rochester Blvd., died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks.  She had been ill for three weeks.  She was born July 20, 1900 in Martinsville to Adam and Mary LAFARY BRYANT.  She moved to Rochester from Palestine, Ill., and had lived here with a daughter for 23 years.  On June 1, 1922 in Rockville she married Basil GAUMER, who died Sept. 6, 1950.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Judy) MUSGRAVE, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Carol) APPLE, Palestine, Ill., and Mrs. Patricia WIRE, Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Elizabeth REEDY, formerly of Rochester, another daughrter, a son, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Hilldale Cemetery, Martinsville, with graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Kenneth J. Castleman

                Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Kenneth J. CASTLEMAN, 72, of 530 W. Ninth St., who died at 835 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill two years.  The Rev. John RAMSEY officiated.  Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                He was born Sept. 30, 1914 in Marshall County to Clyde and Florence KELLY CASTLEMAN.  He had lived most of his life in this area.  On May 19, 1973 in Macy he married Elenor Juanita LEWIS, who survives.  In addition to farming, for sixteen years he had worked with the Mayflower Van Lines moving and storage company at Indianapolis as an owner/operator.  In December 1983 he retired as a custodian with the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, and the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges, Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Sue DERRY, Sanford, Fla.; a son, Kent J. CASTLEMAN, Oviedo, Fla.; the mother, Florence CASTLEMAN, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home; four granddaughters, Evie Marie DERRY, Diane Denise DERRY, Cheri Moan and Laurie Maureen CASTLEMAN, all of Orlando, Fla.; three step-children; sixteen step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren, and a foster-sister, Eva McKEE CHRISTOPHER, New London, Conn.

 

Tuesday, February 17, 1987

 

Sidney R. Sadler Jr.

                Sidney R. SADLER Jr., 69, Rt 1, Rochester, died in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Lake Placid, Fla., at 5 a.m. today.

                He retired Nov. 18, 1977 as executive director of the Fulton County Office of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.  He had held that position for 15 years and had been with the ASCS for 22 years.

                Mr. Sadler was born May 24, 1917 in Elliott, Ill., to Sidney R. and Keiza RANDSDEM SADLER Sr.  In 1936 in Wabash he married Dorothy M. THOMAS,  who survives.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, American Legion, VFW and Moose, all of Rocheser, and the Lake Placid Elks.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard [SADLER], Kewanna, and Terry [SADLER], Crown Point; two daughters, Sandy GATES, Kewanna, and Patricia CONKLE, Grand Kaymen Island, B.W.I.; a brother, Edward B. [SADLER], Logansport; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

                Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Mrs. O. W. Gentry

                Mrs. O. W. GENTRY, 90, Waterhaven Apartments, died this morning.  She was the mother of Mrs. Gale “Mickey” HARRISON.

                Rites are pending at Ellers Mortuary, 725 South Main St., Kokomo.  Logal arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Ina G. Postill

                Ina G. POSTILL, 87, of Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru, died there at 12:30 a.m. today.  She formerly resided in Mexico.

                She was born May 22, 1899 in Cass County to Martin L. and Clarissa Ellen FENAMORE CONNER.  On June 23, 1923 in Rochester she married Bert William POSTILL, who died July 9, 1975.  She was a member of the Mexico Baptist Church and its Missionary Circle and Bible Study group, was a former employee of Peru Bubble Lite Factory, Wallace Factory, and Sherrill Corporation, Mexico, and formerly was employed by the Mexico Brethren Home.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Betty Lou) OWENS, Mexico; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer [CONNER], and two sisters, Fay MAUS and Etta BEST.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. James LUND and Jay NICKLESS officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Glenn O. Squires Sr.

                Glenn O. SQUIRES Sr., 64, of 527 Fulton Ave., died at 1:51 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of two years.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rocheter.

 

Wednesday, February 18, 1987

 

Evelyn M. Harsh

                Evelyn M. HARSH, 82, of 404 N. Johnson St., Akron, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill for two weeks.

                She was born Jan. 30, 1905 in Fort Wayne to George and Ida COX.  On April 15, 1931 in Fort Wayne, she married Darl HARSH, who survives.  She was a retired Avon salesperson and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, James M. HARSH, Akron; a granddaughter, Angela HARSH, Fort Wayne, and two grandsons, Michael and Matthew HARSH, both of Akron.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hartzler Funeral Home,Akron, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or Heart Fund.
Grace E. Gentry

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saurday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, for Grace E. GENTRY, 90, of 300 E. Fourth St. (Waterhaven Apartments), who died Tuesday in her residence.  The Rev. Frank VOSS will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo.

                Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens’ bus fund.

                Mrs. Gentry was born Sept. 6, 1896 in Ella, Ky., to Logan and Mattie WHITE WINFREY.  She moved to Rochester in 1977 from Kokomo.  On June 5, 1915 in Howard County she married Otha W. GENTRY, who died March 23, 1980.  She was a member of the Forest Lawn Nazarene Church in Kokomo, Rochester Senior Citizens and the Older Hosier Federation.

                Surviving are six sons, Burrell W., Harold D., and Gerald E. [GENTRY], all of Kokomo; Paul W. [GENTRY], Bokeelia, Fla.; retired Col. William T. [GENTRY], Orlando, Fla., and      S. Richard [GENTRY], Wyomissing, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Gale (Mickey) HARRISON, Rochester, Mrs. Lois Jean MILLER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ben (Esther) STEVENS, Gifford, Ill; twenty-six grandchildren, and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.  A brother and four sisters preceded in death.

 

Glenn O. Squires Sr.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Glenn O.SQIRES Sr., 64, of 527 Fulton Ave., who died at 1:51 a.m. Tuesday.

                The Rev. Donald BOWMAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday fom 9 a.m. until services.

                Mr. Squires was born on Feb. 28, 1922 in rochester to Rube and Mary TALLEY SQUIRES.  He had lived all of his life in this community.  On Dec. 24, 1947 in Rochester he married Betty CUNNINGHAM, who died Feb. 28, 1985.  He retired in 1982 as a truck driver with McMahan-O’Connor.  He was a member of Teamsters Local 364, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran of the European, African and Pacific theaters, and a member of the VFW.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean Ann McCLAIN, Hinesville, Ga., and Mrs. Linda AMICH, Rochester; three sons, Glenn [SQUIRES] Jr., Colorado Springs; Jim [SQUIRES], Blackshear, Ga., and Randy [SQUIRES), Macy; eleven grandchildren; a brother, Arthur [SQUIRES], Logansport; three half-sisters and two half-brothers.
Allie Williams

                Allie WILLIAMS, 73, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for four days.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born April 22, 1913 in London, Ky., to Felix and Ann COBB GILBERT.  She moved to Rochester in 1937 from Kentucky.  On May 23, 1931 in London, Ky., she married Clarence C. WILLIAMS, who survives.  She was a member of the London Baptist Church and Richland Center Naomi Rebekah Lodge.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Doyle (Janie) FLORY, Rochesteer; three sons, Ronald L. [WILLIAMS], at home Clarence Carl [WILLIAMS], Logansport, and Tom W. [WILLIAMS], San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Minnie) WILLIAMS Portage; four brothers, Sam [GILBERT], Demotte; James [GILBERT], Portage; John [GILBERT], East Gary, and William “Bill” [GILBERT], Chesterton.  A son, Felix [WILLIAMS], died in 1955; two sisters also preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Tiosa Brethren Church with the Rev. Don PETERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and Saturday at the church an hour before services.

 

Donald J. Barnes Jr.

                Donald J. BARNES Jr., 66, Akron, died at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born March 25, 1920 in Jackson County, Tenn., to Donald J. and Georgia CLARK BARNES Sr.  On Nov. 20, 1941 he married Emma CLEMONS, who survives.  On April 19, 1967 he married Florence Ethel WINEGARDNER, who died Jan. 22, 1984.  He retired from Pike Lumber, Akron, Nov. 1, 1986.

                Surviving are five daughters, Erma SCARLETT, Peru, Linda CHAPA, Milford, Georgia COOK and Delores SMYTH, Peru, and Barbara BABCOCK, Rochester; a son, Larry [BARNES], Akron; three step-sons, Wayne and Larry DEPOY, Denver, and Joe DEPOY, Peru; two step-daughters, Marilyn SAYLOR and Bonnie MYERS, Denver; forty-one grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; the step-mother, Effie HUTSEL, Akron, Ohio; a brother, Tyler BARNES, Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Lucille MITCHELL, Akron, Ohio, and Edna MYERS, Decatur; a half-brother and two half-sisters.  He was preceded in death by a sister and a step-son.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from   5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Ernest W. Anderson

                Ernest W. ANDERSON, 77, Urbana, Ill., died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

                He was born May 10, 1909 near Mentone to Ora and Minnie LAIRD ANDERSON.  He moved to Urbana from Muncie.  On May 23, 1935 in Rochester he married Irene DAVIDSON, who survives.  He had taught at Ball State and Illinois universities.  He was a graduate of Purdue and Ball State universities, a member of the Urbana Church of Christ, a retired U.S. Army colonel, having served during World War II, and was a member of military and education associations.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Dr. Jeanne A. ANDERSON, Augusta, Ga.; a son, Max W. [ANDERSON], Los Angeles, Calif., and two grandchildren.  A sister died in 1986.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Renner-Wikoff Funeral Home, Urbana, Ill.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, where another service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, Fulton County.

 

Thursday, February 19, 1987

 

Rufus F. Shidaker

                Rufus F. SHIDAKER, 88, of 1108 Hill St., died at 12:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for two days.

                He was born Sept. 17, 1898 in Aubbeenaubbee Township to Mathias M. and Ellen CARROTHERS SHIDAKER.  After retiring from farming 11 years ago he moved to Rochester from the Zion Community, 14 miles west of Rochester.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bertha BITTERLING, Rochester, and Mrs. Ola MOLTER, Goodland, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bessie YOUNG and Hattie PLANTZ; an infant sister, and five brothers, Jonas, Delbert, Joseph, George and Russell [SHIDAKER] (the latter on Dec. 12) and an infant brother.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Sam OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Jennie R. Johnston

                Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bubb Funeral Home, Mishawaka, for Jennie R. JOHNSTON, 79, of 307 W. Marion St., Mishawaka, who died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, while visiting there.  Burial was in St. Joseph Valley Cemetery.

                Her parents were Ray and Orpha ANDERSON WOODCOX.  She was raised in the Burton area and graduated from Argos High School.  Her husband, Wilford W. JOHNSTON, died in 1966.

                Surviving are a daughter, Betty K. WATTS, Mishawaka; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Elmer WOODCOX, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Leaf Lake, Minn.  Two brothers, Cecil and Robert WOODCOX preceded in death.
Sidney R. Sadler Jr.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Sidney R. SADLER Jr., 69, Rt. 1, Rochester, who died Tuesday in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Lake Placid, Fla.

                The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery with military rites.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday after 8 a.m. until services.

                Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Friday, February 20, 1987

 

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Saturday, February 21, 1987

 

Dr.  Harold L. Method

                Services were conducted Thursday in Chicago for Dr. Harold L. METHOD, 68, of Near North Side, Chicago, who died Monday in Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill for two years.  Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery, DesPlaines, Ill.

                He was born in July 1918 in Duluth, Minn.  On May 3, 1943 in Holy Name Rectory he married Margaret NELSON, daughter of N.O. and Ethel NELSON, formerly of 617 Jefferson St.

                He had been medical director of The Chicago Tribune since 1975 and a Chicago physician and surgeon for more than 40 years.  He had been on the mecdical staff of Passavant Memorial Hospital (now Northwestern Memorial Hospital) since 1952, and was president of the Passavant staff from 1965 to 1967.  He also had been a Northwestern University Medical School faculty member since 1950.

                A 1936 graduate of East Chicgo Washington High School, Dr. Method received a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University in 1940 and graduated from Northwestern Medical School in 1944.

                At Northwestern, he won All-American and All-Big 10 honors as a guard on the Football team and was named to the Northwester Football Hall of Fame.  In 1964 he was one of 25 college football players of the 1939 season to receive 25th anniversary awards from Sports Illustrated magazine for achieving outstanding post-collegiate success in their chosen careers.  In 1976 he was named to the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

                While on the staff at Passavant he served under Dr. Lowell DAVIS, father of Mrs. Nancy REAGAN, and followed Dr. Davis as chief of staff.

                A brother--in-law of Dr. Method is John NELSON of Leiters Ford, athletic dirctor of Culver Community High School.

 

Olive Hoffmeister

                Olive HOFFMEISTER, 96, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of Indiana Avenue and Fourth Street, died at 7 a.m. today.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Olive Jane HATHAWAY.

                Sevices will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Fridnds may call two hours prior to services.
Vera M. Calhoun

                Vera M. CALHOUN, 75, Delong, died early Friday morning at her home.  She had been in failing health for a year.

                She was born July 31, 1911 near Delong to Oscar and Nettie MAHLER MONESMITH.  She was a lifetime area resident.  In February 1930 in Rochester she married Loy F. CALHOUN, who died in 1975.

                Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Sharon) HIGHT, Lakeville.  Preceding in death were a son, Carl CALHOUN, in 1971, and two sisters.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Dorothy L. Pippenger

                Dorothy L. PIPPENGER, 85, of 1100 Washington St., a resident of Canterbury Manor since October 1986, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill for five months.

                She was born Aug. 30, 1902 in Milford Junction to Bert and Cecil Marie HANEY DAUSMAN.  She moved to Rochester in 1973 from Arlington Heights, Ill.  On Sept. 17, 1925 she married Edward E. PIPPENGER, who died in May 1956.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cinda G.. PIPPENGER, Urbana, Ill.; a grandson, Corey SPENCER, Urbana; a brother, Raymond H. DAUSMAN, Harvey, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Nadine PERKINS, Lambertville, Mich.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Trella STRAKA.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Baintertown Cemetery, New Paris.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday for an hour before services.

 

Monday, February 23, 1987

 

John Sowers

                Services were Saturday in Mason, Ohio, for John SOWERS, 55, Mason, who died Feb. 18, in Mason.  Burial was in Plainview Cemetery, Macy.

                He was born Dec. 23, 1931 in Macy to Ross and Faun SOWERS.  On March 30, 1956 he married Eula Mae JOHNSON, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Brenda and Laura [SOWERS], a son, Kelly [SOWERS]; two sisters, Dorothy SAVAGE and Evelyn SOWERS, and a granddaughter.

 

Olive Hoffmeister

                Services were at 11 a.m. today at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Olive HOFFMEISTER, 96, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of Indiana Ave. and Fourth Street, who died at 8:10 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  The Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiarted.  Burial was in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.

                She was born Oct. 3, 1890 in Kouts to Charles and Keziah BRODY WILLIAMSON.  She moved to Rochester from Gary 35 years ago.  In 1918 she married Herman HOFFMEISTER, who died in 1972.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Kouts.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Rochester.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Charles J. Rathburn

                Charles J. RATHBURN, 60, the Rochester High School tennis coach and a Rochester Middle School mathematics teacher for 14 years, died at 6 p.m. Saturday at Northwest Community Continuing Care in Arlington Heights, Ill.

                He had been in failing health for seven months.

                He was born Aug. 6, 1926 in Chicago to Charles and Victoria JURCZAKIEWICZ RATHBURN.  He moved to Rochester in 1969 from Chicago, and resided at 1217 Bancroft Ave.

                Mr. Rathburn brought Rochester High School teams from obscurity to prominence.  He had been the RHS boys tennis coach the last seven years and was the RHS girls tennis coach during the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons.

                His 1982 boys team won the school’s first Northern Lakes Conference championship and its 18 victories set an RHS record.  His boys team won four straight Logansport sectionals starting in 1981.  Two of his players were named honorable mention all-state - Mike MARRS in 1982 and Scott ZENT in 1983.

                A 1944 graduate of David G. Farragut High School, Chicago, Mr. Rathburn received his bachelor of science degree in education from Drake University, Iowa, in January 1950 and a master of science in education degree from Indiana University in August 1976.  A middle school mathematics teacher for 19 years, he was a member of the Rochester Classroom Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, National Educators Association and the Indiana Tennis Coaches Association.  In the summer of 1986 he was nominated by the ITCA for the National High School Coaches Association as Coach of the Year award.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II and also serving during the Korean War.

                Surviving are a son, Charles [RATHBURN] Jr., Rochester; two sisters, Miss Loretta RATHBURN and Mrs. Marlene CRAIG; a niece, Cathy CRAIG, and a nephew, Rick CRAIG, all of Schaumburg, Ill., and a niece, Laureen MICH, Bartlett, Ill.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Friends may call from noon until services on Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

                Rochester Community Schools will close early Tuesday in honor of Mr. Rathburn.  Elementary schools will close at 12:40 p.m. and the high school and middle school at 12:50 p.m.

 

Elsie P. Sheets

                Elsie P. SHEETS, 88, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 9 a.m. Saturday in Dukes Hospital, Peru.  She had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born March 7, 1898 in Ripley county to Frank and Marie HEITKAMP BOLDRY.  She had lived most of her life in Cass County.  On Dec. 31, 1923 in Logansport she married Emory C. SHEETS, who died march 5, 1968.

                Suviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Donna) KELLEY and a son, Doyle [SHEETS], both of Twelve Mile; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.  A sister, Mrs. Lola THOMPSON, and three brothers, Rufus, Floyd and Everett [BOLDRY[, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Tim SHAPIRO officiating.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.

Tuesday, February 24, 1987

 

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Wednesday, February 25, 1987

 

Elnora Ferris

                Elnora FERRIS, 72, oif 500 Grove St., Argos, died at 4:06 a.m. today in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She had been a patient for one week.  She was born Nov. 2, 1914 in Indiana to Eugene and Laberta GUNKLE MEREDITH.  She moved to Argos from Plymouth 15 years ago.  On March 16, 1935 in Elkhart she married Ed FERRIS, who died Sept. 3, 1986.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lucille WARNACUT, Plymouth, and Mrs. Jane MILLER, Austin, Texas, and three brothers, Richard [MEREDITH], South Bend; Glendon [MEREDITH], Plymouth, and Gordon [MEREDITH], Argos.  A son preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray HALTERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, ARgos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday after 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Fund.

 

Thursday, February 26, 1987

 

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Friday, February 27, 1987

 

Paul E. Mathias

                Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. today in Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Ill., for Paul E. MATHIAS, 83, of 2105 E. Lincoln, Westminster Village, Bloomington.  A Rochester native, he died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Martin Health Care Center, Bloomington, foillowing a three-month illness.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Samuel OVERMYER officiating.

                Mr. Mathias was born May 1, 1903 in Rochester to John Wesley and Ida MOORE MATHIAS.  He moved to Bloomington 25 years ago after having resided in Hinsdale, Chicago, and Springfield, Ill.  On Nov. 6, 1926 in Chicago he married Lucille RINEHART, who surviv es.  A 1927 graduate of Chicago Law School, he joined the Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau, Springfield, drafting bills for the Illinois General Assembly.  In 1933 he joined the Illinois Farm Bureau as associate general counsel and in 1950 he became general counsel for the Illinois Farm Bureau, retiring in 1968.  He continued privae law practice until retiring in 1982.

                He had served as president of school boards and trustee boards in Hinsdale, was president of the Hinsdale Board of Education and was a 1970 delegate to the Illinois Constitutional Convention as chairman of the Education Committee.  He had served on the General Council Board of Regents governing theee Illinois universities.  He had been a trustee of the Hinsdale Union Church, and was president of the Board of Trustees of the Second Presbytrian Church, Bloomington.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, John Paul [MATHIAS], South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Richard L. [MATHIAS], Kenilworth, Ill.; six grandchildre; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Helen CROCKER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Donna Fae BAUER, Rockford, Ill., and nieces and nephews.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester is handling local arrangements.


Maude J. Kale

                Maude J. KALE, 81, of 848 Park St., died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.

                She was born April 15, 1905 in Leiters Ford to Charles F. and Mahala FIFER HETZNER.  She had lived most of her life in this community, and also lived in Wyatt for five years.  On Jan. 8, 1926 in Rochester she married Walter L. KALE, who died March 16, 1974.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Florence) SHERK, Wyatt; a son, Robert [KALE], Rochester; five grandchildren, Beth FOSTER, Sharon HELT and Donn KALE, all of Rochester; Tom KALE, Maryland Heights, Mo.,and Dean SHERK, Wyatt; three step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters, Mable JELDERKS and Pearl BRINGHAM prceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until services.

 

Saturday, February 28, 1987 to Tuesday, March 3, 1987

 

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Wednesday, March 4, 1987

 

Edna L. Benedict

                Edna L. BENEDICT, 59, Peru, died Monday at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.

                She was born April 13, 1927 in Momence, Ill., to Walter and Katherine MADISON BROWNFIELD.

                Surviving are a son, Timothy DENTON, Rocheter; a daughter, Sherry BENEDICT, Denver; four grandchildren; two sisters, Evaline KOLEY, Rensselaer, and Katherine RUSSELL, Lake Village; four brothers, Raymond [BROWNFIELD], Morocco; Maurice [BROWNFIED], California; Cecil [BROWNFIELD], Lake Village, and Marion [BROWNFIELD], Colorado.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sheets-Love Funeral Home, Lowell, with Pastor Irad ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Shrontz Cemetery, Momence, Ill.  Friends may call from 4 to 10 p.m. EST today.

 

Thursday, March 5, 1987

 

William Polk

                Word has been received of the death in Tampa, Fla., Sunday of William R. POLK, 73, of 323 Rogers Terrace, Lakeland, Fla.

                He was born April 7, 1913 in Kosciusko County to Lewis John and Clara Elizabeth GOBLE POLK Sr.  He was married to Mary HARTZLER, who preceded in death.  He had been an industrial engineer for Ball Brothers in Muncie.  He moved to Lakeland from Muncie 12 years ago.

                Surviving are two sons, Carlton B. POLK and Randall W. POLK, both of Tampa; two brothers, Cecil POLK, South Carolina, and Donald POLK, Denver, Colo.; sister, Mary DAVENPORT, Wabash, and two grandchildren.

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Burial Park in Lakeland with the Rev. Stanley SMITH officiating.  In charge of arrangements is the Thornton-Holcom Memorial Home, 1833 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, Fla. 33803.
Laura E. Moyer

                Laura Eva MOHER, 78, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                She was born Dec. 27, 1908 in Cass County to Charles E. and Myrtle NICHOL COSTELLO.  On June 23, 1929 in Royal Center she married Everett R. MOYER, who died May 14, 1976.  She was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

                Surviving are two daughters, Marlene JONES, Stone Mountain, Ga., and Joan TRUAX, Pittsboro; two sons, Robert [MOYER], Plymouth, and George [MOYER], Union, Mich.; a sister, Celia COSTELLO, Kewanna; two brothers, Harold [COSTELLO], Kewanna, and Charles [COSTELLO], Chatsworth, Ill.; nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.  A son, four brothers, and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Howard WESTERN officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday and on Saturday after 8 a.m.

 

Martha Brovont

                Mrs. Thomas (Martha) BROVONT, 47, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 2:40 a.m. today at Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

                Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, March 6, 1987

 

Lloyd See

                Lloyd SEE, 81, South Linden Road, Argos, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                He was born Aug. 22, 1905 near Argos to Jesse and Lucy BARTHOLOMEW SEE.  A lifetime resident of the Argos area, was a retired farmer, a member of the Jordon Baptist Church, Argos; Eagles Lodge, Plymouth, and Marshall County Farm Bureau.  He served with the U.S. Army in France during World War II.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cleo (Ombra) CLER, Chicago; a niece, Beverly TAYLOR, Boise, Ida, and grandnieces and grandnephews.  A brother, George SEE, died in July 1986.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Arley MITCHAM officiating.  Burial will be in New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Edna M. Van Trees

                Edna May Van TREES, 78, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.
Donald E. Dickinson

                Word Has been received of the death of Donald E. DICKINSON, 77, of 409 Albert St., Argos, who died Feb. 18, in Weslaco, Texas.  He had been ill several months.

                He was born March 30, 1909 in Chicago to Cloyd and Nell IDEN DICKINSON.  He moved to Argos in 1930 from Chicago.  On Dec. 19, 1936 in South Bend he married Maud WRIGHT, who survives.  He was owner of Indiana Dental Laboratory, Argos, and a member of Plymouth Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Sunnie HARLEY, Concord, Calif., and Judith MORRIS, Plymouth; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Eleanor PRETORIUS, Urbana, and a brother, Harry [DICKINSON], LaPorte.

                A memorial service and burial are being planned by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Martha Brovont

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church for Martha Jean BROVONT, 47, Rt. 6, Rochester, who died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday at Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

                The Revs. Russell WILBUR and F.G. KUEBLER will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and on Sunday at the church for an hour before services.

                She was born Sept. 21, 1939 in South Bend to Thomas and Lois ELSEY DUGDALE, who survive.  On Jan. 14, 1961 in Mncie she married Tom D. BROVONT, who survives.  She moved to Rochester in 1963 from Marion.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, its WSCS, American Cancer Society, Adult Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Woodlawn Hospitl Auxiliary.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Julia Kim BROVONT, at home; two sons, Jeffrey Roy [BROVONT], Lafayette, and Douglas J. [BROVONT], Bloomington; the parents, Marion; three sisters, Mrs. David (Nancy) McKINLEY, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Matt (Lois) WOZNIAK, Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. Larry (Mary) PIO, Elkhart; three brothers, Thomas [DUGDALE], Bradford, N.H.; Ned [DUGDALE], Greentown, and David [DUGDALE], Newbury, N.H., and nieces and nephews.

                Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or Grace United Methodist Church.

 

Rollin W. Maher

                Rollin W. MAHER, 74, of 519 N. Cherry St., Mesa, Ariz., died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Mesa Lutheran Hospital of leukemia.

                On Sept. 24, 1960 in Mesa he married Dorothy BAKER ROMIG, formerly of Fulton, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Kenneth [MAHER], Mexa; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Arrangements are pending at the Larry Melcher Funeral Home, Mesa.  Burial will be in the Queen of Heaven Cemetry, Mesa.
Walter W. Engel

                Walter W. ENGEL, 84, Rt. 1, Culver, died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital following a brief illness.

                He was born Aug. 15, 1902 in Fulton County to John and Catherine WISELY ENGEL.  He was a lifetime area resident and was a retired farmer.  On April 20, 1935 in Crown Point he married Leona OVERMYER HATFIELD, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Darlene JOHNSON, Rochester, Mrs. Joan McCUNE, Culver; Mrs. Doris CLARK, Griffith, and Mrs. Lynne KLITZMAN, Churubusco; three sisters, Mrs. Julia STORTS, Avon Park, Fla.; Mrs. Marjorie HOWELL, East Chicago, and Mrs. Doris JURKA, Oak Lawn, Ill.; a brother, Donald [ENGEL], Crown Point; twenty-two grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.  A daughter and three sons preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gospel Lighthouse Church, Delong, with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Ora Cemetery.  Friends may call at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon, and at the church from 1 p.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or Manitou Training Center.

 

Saturday, March 7, 1987

 

Edna M. Van Trees

                Edna May Van TREES, 78, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks.

                She was born May 22, 1908 in Huntington County to James and Florence LEE COMPTON.  She moved here in 1960 from Bluffton.

                She was married March 23, 1951 in Bluffton to Charles A. Van TREES, who survives.  She was a Fuller Brush representative and a member of the First Baptist Church.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. J. Patricia CHALFANT, Los Angeles; three grandchildren, Aimee CHALFANT, Los Angeles; Beth WEDDLE, Austin, Texas, and Chris ULLMAN, Houston, Texas.

                Services wil be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Warren, Ind.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday for an hour before services.

 

Monday, March 9, 1987

 

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Tuesday, March 10, 1987

 

Michael G. MacDonald

                Michael G. MacDONALD, 24, of 970 Nineteenth Road, Tippecanoe, formerly of Rochester, was killed Monday when his car collided with a semi-truck.

                The accident occurred at Indiana 10 and 331 in Marshall County shortly before 6 p.m., police said.  They said the truck driver, who was not identified, was not hurt.

                Mr. MacDonald was born April 21, 1962 in Paoli to Gary and Laura HARRIS MacDONALD.  He had lived in the Tippecanoe and Rochester areas for 18 years.  He was employed by Harmony Press, Bourbon, and was a member of the Plymouth Church of Christ.  On Aug. 15, 1981 in Rochester he married Angie NEWCOMER, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Seth [MacDONALD], and three daughters, Sara, Rachel and Jessica [MacDONALD], all at home; the parents, of Tippecanoe; three sisters, Mrs. David (Billie Joe) BUZBEE, Logansport; Mrs. Kenneth (Lisa) HOOLEY, Etna Green, and Laurie MacDONALD, Tippecanoe, and the paternal grandmother, Ruth MacDONALD, Plymouth.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with John CLAYTON officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Church of Christ.

 

Wednesday, March 11, 1987

 

Voris D. Zartman

                Voris D. ZARTMAN, 90, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for eight years.

                He was born Nov. 17, 1896 in Liberty Township to Charles and Mary BAKER ZARTMAN and was a lifetime area resident.  On Sept. 19, 1920 in Liberty Township he married Edna M. SURFACE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, attended the Fulton United Methodist Church, was a veteran of World War I, was a former member of Producers Livestock Marketing Board, Rochester American Legion, Fulton Lions Club and was active in the Fulton County Farm Bureau Co-op.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lorene H. BILLMAN, Hollywood, Fla.; a son, Raymond J. [ZARTMAN], Rochester; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Two grandchildren, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Edward OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery with military rites by the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to charity.

Thursday, March 12, 1987

 

Harry N. Conrad

                Harry N. CONRAD, 89, Forest Lodge Mobile Park, Logansport, died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

                He was born July 20, 1897 in Cass County to George W. and Dora May GRAY CONRAD.  On Feb. 25, 1936 he married Fern WEST, who died April 18, 1977.  He was retired from farming and RBM, Logansport.

                Surviving are four sisters, Thelma McKINLEY, Winamac; Ethel WORKING, Rochester; Ida HINES, Logansport, and Edith FERGUSON, Palm Harbor, Fla.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Friday, March 13, 1987

 

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Saturday, March 14, 1987

 

Byron C. Hill

                Byron C. HILL, 79, 419 Pontiac St., Rochester, died at 2:20 a.m. today in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Ft. Wayne, where he had been a patient since Thursday.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Monday, March 16, 1987

 

Byron C. Hill

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Byron C. HILL, 78, of 419 Pontiac St., who died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday in Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been a patient for two days and in failing health for five weeks.

                The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate.  VFW and American Legion military graveside rites will be conducted.

                Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until services.

                Mr. Hill was born Aug. 14, 1908 in Fulton County to Melvin L. and Ludy CARR HILL.  He had lived all his life in this area.  In Auckland, New Zealand, he married Sibyl A. SCOBIE, who died June 4, 1981.  He was employed by Baxter Drugs for 34 years before retirement.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific and South Pacific theaters, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Jpanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.  He was a former member of the VFW.

                Surviving are two sons, Melvin HILL and Ray TURNER, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, Heather, Staci, Tony IACOVILLI, Chicago, and Wendy HILL, Mexico; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Isabel) HENDERSON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon IACOVILLI, and a sister and a brother.


Calvin B. Drake French

                Calvin B. Drake FRENCH was stillborn at 4:53 p.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  He was the son of Calvin B. DRAKE and Kristine E. FRENCH, both of Peru, who survive.

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, Charles FRENCH, at home; the maternal grandmother, Nancy FRENCH, Kewanna; the maternal great-grandmothers, Elsie INGRAM, Logansport, and Bonnie MOORE, Manteno, Ill., and the paternal grandparents, Charles and Irene DRAKE, Peru.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Brian HIGH officiating.  Arrangements are being handled by Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Mary J. Beaudoin

                Mary Jane BEAUDOIN, 91, of 1707 Madison St., Apt. 1, died at 1:27 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.  She had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born Oct. 21, 1895 in Fulton County to Jeremiah and Rachel RALSTON ANGLEMYER.  She was a lifetime resident.  On Oct. 10, 1914 in Fulton County she married Roscoe J. CONRAD, who died Sept. 7, 1969.  On Oct. 14, 1936 in Fort Wayne she married Harold E. BEAUDOIN, who died Aug. 8, 1978.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Past Noble Grand’s Club and Evergreen Rebekah Lodge and was a charter member of Home Circle Extension Homemakers Club.

                Survving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Rachel) CRAIG, Rochester, and Mrs. Grace L. BRUBAKER, Kokomo; a son, the Rev. Byron E. CONRAD, Sacramento, Calif.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth KERN, Sednoa, Ariz.; a step-son, Walter BEAUDOIN, Bradley, Ill; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grndchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth A. McKINLEY, Leesburg, Fla.  Five sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Further arrangements are pending.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 1987

 

Mary J. Beaudoin

                Services for Mary Jane BEAUDOIN, 91, of 1707 Madison St., Apt. 1, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

                The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN wil officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services.

                Mrs. Beaudoin died at 1:27 a.m. Suday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Mabel M. Smith

                Mabel M. SMITH, 93, formerly of Peru and Denver, died at 6:43 p.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born in Cass County Oct. 23, 1893 to Frank and Gertrude EIDSON WINTERS.  She was married to Orton H. SMITH in Onward in 1912; he died June 21, 1970.

                She had been a nurse’s aide at Dukes Hospital for 35 years, retiring in 1970 at the age of 76.  She was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church and had been a 50-year member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Peru.  She also was a member of the Peru Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, Daughters of America, Ameranth, and the Ladies Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.

                Surviving are three daughers, Juanita ALLMAN, Denver; Audrey SIEGFRED, Peru, and Beulah HAYNES, Plainfield; five grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and two nephews.  Two grandsons and a brother, Frank L. WINTERS, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Deer Creek Cemetery at Onward.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Rebekah services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 1987

 

O. C. Hartle

                O. C. HARTLE, 80, of 4304 E. County Road 200 South, LaPorte, died Tuesday in LaPorte Hospital.

                He was born July 21, 1906 in Leiters Ford to Walter and Jessie HARTLE.  He was married April 16, 1932 in South Bend to Mary DAVIS, who survives.  He moved to LaPorte in 1959 from Leiters Ford.  He was a member of the Michigan City Moose Lodge and was retired from the Whirlpool Corp.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Connie DUNLAP, Argos; Mrs. Jean FAIN, LaPorte, and Mrs. Beverly OSBORN, Plymouth; a son, Gerald “Bud” HARTLE, Salisbury, N.C.; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a grandson, two brothers and a sister.

                Services will be at noon EST Friday in the Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with the Rev. Mark JONES officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. EST Thursday, and on Friday until services.  Burial of ashes will be later at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

                [NOTE:  See Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Births, 1882-1920: O. C. Harold HARTLE, born to Walter S. and Jessie WAGONER HARTLE, July 21, 1906.]

 

Thursday, March 19, 1987

 

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Friday, March 20, 1987

 

Arthur V. Zellers

                Arthur V. ZELLERS, 88, Kewanna, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at his home.

                He was born July 24, 1898 in Union Township to James J. and Norma FULLER ZELLERS.  On July 11, 1919 in St. Joseph, Mich., he married Julia METZGER, who died April 2, 1932.  On July 7, 1933 in Rochester he married Bernice BALDWIN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and trucker.  He and a brother owned the first cornpicker in Fulton county.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kewanna.

                Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Virginia COOK, Atlanta, Texas; Naoma SEIDEL, Rochester, Marilyn WILLIAMS, Indianapolis, and Nedra BAHLER, Warsaw; three sons, Virgil and Herbert [ZELLERS], both of Kewanna, and Wayne [ZELLERS], Indianapolis; two sisters, Margaret DUDECK and Elizabeth ZELLERS, both of South Bend; sixteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  A daughter, four brothers, a step-brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Sam OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until services.              

 

Rex V. Good

                Rex V. GOOD, 82, of 214 W. Walnut St., Lapaz, died at 12:30 a.m. today at his home.

                He was born May 6, 1904 in Minnesota to John R. and Minnie GYLMN GOOD.  On Dec. 10, 1921 in Rochester he married Bessie WOODCOX, who died Dec. 7, 1975.  He was retired from the Studebaker Corp., did plumbing and heating in the Lapaz area and was a member of the Lapaz Church of God.

                Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie MARTIN, Lapaz, and Betty KLINE, Niles, Mich.; two sons, John [GOOD], Big Rapids, Mich., and Robert [GOOD], Lapaz; sixteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; four sisters, Edith HARVEY and Mabel RATZLAFF, both of Anderson, and Lela AUTREY and Opal ZISSLER, both of California, and a brother, Willard [GOOD], St. Paul, Minn.  A brother and a son preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Lapaz Church of God with the Rev. Donald UNSELL officiating.  Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Memorials may be made to Lapaz Church of God.

Saturday, March 21, 1987

 

Ellen B. Dudgeon

                Ellen Beall DUDGEON, 80, Route 3, Rochester, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at home.  She had been in poor health for a year.

                Born Nov. 30, 1906, in Monticello, Ill., to Martin and Sadie ABNER BOOTS, she was married Jan. 17, 1942 in Rochester to Arlie A. DUDGEON.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Naomi Rebecca Lodge No. 875, Richland Center.

                Survivors include her hsband; one sister, Miss Kitty BOOTS, Rochester, and one brother George BOOTS, Oak Park, Ill.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Richland Center.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.  There will be a Rebecca Lodge service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the cancer fund.

 

Anna A. Horgesheimer

                Word has been received of the death of Anna Augusta HORGESHEIMER, 69, a native of Delong.

                She died March 6 at her home in Holiday Island, Ark.  Services were March 10, with burial in the Benton County Memorial Park at Holiday Island.

                She was born May 6, 1917, and was married Dec. 24, 1938 to John HORGESHEIMER, who survives.  Before retirement to Holiday Island, she was an agent for the C. J. Frank Insurance Agency and organized the Girl Scout swimming program in Hammond, Ind.  She was the Red Cross safety instructor for 15 years and taught Girl Scout swimming in Lansing and Calumet City, Ill.  She was a member of the Eureka Springs Methodist Church and the Holiday Island Auxiliary Fire Department.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Jerry [HORGESHEIMER], Ogden, Utah; a daughter, Bonnie HICKLE, Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Orpha H. LOUGH, Rt. 3, Rochester; seven grandchildren, and an uncle, nieces and nephews.

                Memorials may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary Fire Department, Holiday Island, Ark. 72632.

 

Ina I. Hatfield

                Ina Iona HATFIELD, 77, Grace Village Retirement Center, Winona Lake, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

                She was born May 22, 1909 in Akron to Frank and Rosetta WARREN SWARTZLANDER.  On Aug. 23, 1927 in Akron she married Glen K. HATFIELD, who died May 31, 1971.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.

                Surviving are a daughter, Joyce MOORE, Akron; two sons, Billy [HATFIELD], Mentone, and Thomas [HATFIELD], Macy; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth SWARTZLANDER, Akron; and several nieces and nephews.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday.

Monday, March 23, 1987

 

C. Lester Karn

                C. Lester KARN, 79, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at home after a sudden illness.

                Born Dec. 5, 1907 in Dayton, Ohio, he married Mable HILAND on March 13, 1944 in Berrien Springs, Mich.  He had lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township for two months after moving from South Bend.  He was a retired truck driver.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Miss Darline KARN, South Bend, and Mrs. Patricia KUYKENDOLL, Rochester; three sons, LeRoy and Eugene KARN, both of South Bend, and Darvin KARN, Rochester; twenty-three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clara SMITH, Hornbrook, Calif.; two brothers, Ray KARN, Dowagiac, Mich., and Franklin KARN, Lowell, Ark.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. today.

 

Richard L. Moore

                Richard L. MOORE, 72, of 29 E. Pierce St., Coldwter, Mich., and Winter Haven, Fla., died Sunday morning at Winter Haven Hospital.

                He was born Jan. 21, 1915 in Akron to Orville and Fannie ROBBINS MOORE.  on Jan. 11, 1935 in North Manchester he married Mable RATLIFF, who survives.  He had been a Surge milking equipment dealer and had worked with an urban development project for the city of Coldwater.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Coldwter.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Ronald [MOORE], Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Gordon [MOORE], Goshen.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Coldwater, with the Rev. David L. FOX officiating.  Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Gillespie Funeral Home, 27 Marshall St., Coldwater, Mich.

 

Clifford L. Geyer

                Clifford L. GEYER, 80, of 306 Indiana Ave., Argos, died at 7:10 p.m. Friday following a three-week illness.

                He was born Aug. 23, 1906 near Bremen to David and Sarah MANGUS GEYER.  He moved to Argos in 1975 from Plymouth, where he owned and operated Geyer Plumbing and Heating Co.  On April 1, 1928 in Goshen he married Perma BARTS, who survives.  He was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie BAKER, Argos; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel LEEPER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Marjorie HARDY, Bremen, and a brother, Ray [GEYER], Bonita Springs, Fla.  A son, David [GEYER], three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church with the Rev. James VERMILYA officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and on Tuesday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to Marshall County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.


Tuesday, March 24, 1987

 

Donald E. Baugher Sr.

                Donald E. BAUGHER Sr., 65, Tippecanoe, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday in the emergency room at Kosckusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                He was born Feb. 6, 1922 in Warsaw to Forrest and Pearl BUELL BAUGHER.  He moved to Tippecanoe from Warsaw in 1974.  On Nov. 9, 1942 he married Carol BLACKFORD,  who survives.  He had worked for Warsaw Plating Works for 21 years, and in 1970 retired from Hasdons, Warsaw.  He was a World War II veteran, and a member of the Warsaw American Legion and the Disbaled American Veterans.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Donald [BAUGHER], Jr., LaPorte; Calvin [BAUGHER], Warsaw, and Randy Lee [BAUGHER], Rochester; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John (Eleanor) CRAIG, Warsaw; Mrs. George (Lucille) SMITH, Cassopolis, Mich., and Mrs. John (Maxine) KIRSCH, Evansville, and three brothers, Harold [BAUGHER] LaPorte, and Jack and Forrest [BAUGHER], Warsaw.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Larry TURLEY officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery where the Warsaw American Legion will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 1987

 

Olive L. Reuschling

                Olive L. REUSCHLING, 91, Marinette, Wis., formerly of 1113 Hill St., died Sunday in the Luther Home at Marinette.  She moved there four years ago from Rochester.

                She was born March 7, 1896 in Marinette.  She had lived in Star City before moving to Rochester.  She was married June 28, 1933 in Logansport to William P. REUSCHLING, who died Sept. 23, 1969.

                Services were in Marinette.  Burial was to be this morning at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, was in charge of local arrangements.

 

Frank A. Long

                Frank A. LONG, 89, Rt. 5, Mount Vernon, Ill., died at 4 a.m. today in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born March 3, 1898 in Terre Haute.  He was a retired farmer and accountant.

                Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Elaine MITCHELL, Mentone.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rodney RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday for an hour before services.
Tot W. See

                Tot W. SEE, 94, Kokomo, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Windsor Estates Nursing Home in Kokomo.

                She was born Jan. 28, 1893 near Leiters Ford to George and Nancy STAHL SALES.  She was married Oct. 3, 1910 to Donald APPLEMAN, who died in 1939.  On Dec. 5, 1943, she married Earl SEE, who died Jan. 29, 1968.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, a charter member of the WCS of the church, a 50-year member of the Akron Eastern Star, and a member of the Zion Missionary Church near Leiters Ford.

                Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy KISTLER, Kokomo; a son, Kenneth APPLEMAN, Fort Myers, Fla.; eleven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two daughters, a son, two brothers and a sister.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Herschel DYER Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 8 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

 

Thursday, March 26, 1987

 

Vera F. VanBuskirk

                Vera Friederika VanBUSKIRK, 79, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born Nov. 3, 1907 in Woodbury, N.J., to Charles W. and Vera M. MAMMEN GRAY.  On March 20, 1932 in Pekin, Ill., she married James VanBUSKIRK, who survives.  She was a graduate of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.  She was treasurer of the Roann Paw Paw Carnegie Public Library Board, a life member and former board member of the Honeywell Foundation in Wabash and a member of the Harrison Cass and the Wabash County Historical Society.  She was the 1979 recipient of the Jane Award given by the Wabash County Extension Homemakers.

                Mrs. VanBuskirk also was a member of the “Roann Threesome,” which gave musical programs and a lincoln program throughout much of Indiana.  She wrote and directed an historical pageant, “Roann Remembers,” presented in 1953 for the Roann Centennial and again in 1966 for the state sesquicentennial with the finale used that year at the Indiana State Fair.

                Surviving with the husbnd are two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor DRAPER, Roann, and Mrs. Ross (Priscilla) BURDGE, Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Tyng (Isabel) MUNNS, Lombard, Ill.; Mrs. Sarah ARESON, Clinton, and Mrs. Milton (Eleanor) GROSSMAN, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Rozwell [GRAY], East Peoria, Ill., and Frederic W. [GRAY], Hampton, Va., and six grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Roann.  Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Roann Paw Paw Carnegie Public Library Trust Fund or the Heart Fund.
Durward B. Shaffer

                Durward B. SHAFFER, 83, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died there at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday following an extended illness.  He formerly resided at 106 Logan St., Argos.

                He was born April 12, 1903 in Tippecanoe to John E. and Elizabeth S. HARDESTY SHAFFER.  He was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.  On Sept. 8, 1923 in Cassopolis, Mich., he married Edna L. WILLIAMS, who survives.  He was a graduate of Valparaiso University.  He had been a school teacher at Tippecanoe, a farmer and a sheet metal draftsman.  He was retired as head custodian of Argos Community Schools.

                Surviving with the wife are seven daughters, Mrs. Virginia ASH, Kouts; Mrs. Jeanice SHAFFER, South Bend; Mrs. Rosemary BROCKUS, Lapaz; Mrs. Demaris TORRES, Niles; Mrs. Millicent SHAFFER, Bremen; Mrs. Pat HENSLEY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Karen MENDENHALL, Star City; two sons, Victor [SHAFFER], Rochester, and Dee [SHAFFER], Pensacola, Fla.; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-seve great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Doris ANGLIN, Etna Green, and two brothers, James and Robert [SHAFFER], both of Plymouth.  Three grandsons, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, March 27, 1987

 

Cressia L. Downs

                Cressia L. DOWNS, 46, Lake Manitou, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in University Hospital, Indianapolis.  She had been seriously ill for two weeks.

                She was born Oct. 15, 1940 in Magoefin County, Ky., to George and Bessie WHITE KING.  She moved to Rochester from Knox 23 years ago.  On March 24, 1962 in Culver she married James M. DOWNS II. who survives.  She, with her husband, was a co-owner and operator of Culligan Soft Water Service, Rochester.  She was a charter  member of the Rocheter Garden Club, a board member of the Fulton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, a member of the Women of the Moose and the First Baptist Church.

                Surviving with the husband are the father, of Knox; a daughter, Elizabeth L. [DOWNS], and a son, James M. [DOWNS] III, both of Rochester a grandson, Grant Morton DOWNS; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Christal) STINEBACK, Beverly Shores, Mich.; Mrs. Don (Barbara) SHORTER, Knox; Mrs. Dale (Delores) BJORKS, Mishawake, and Mrs. Tom (Kathy) McMENAMIN, Chicago; six brothers, Jason [KING], Maui, Hawaii; Mark [KING], Chalmers; Daniel, Gary and Tom [KING], all of Knox, and Jerry [KING], Walkerton, and the mother-in-law, Helen SMITH, Rochester.  The mother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Hyder F. Todd

                Hyder F. TODD, 85, of 294 Tyler Ave., Peru, died at 9:12 a.m. Thursday in Dues Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                He was born Oct. 19, 1901 in Fenters County, Tenn., to Calup and Amanda TODD.  On July 24, 1960 he married Arlene MORRIS, who survives.  He was retired from Stokley-Van Camp, Peru, and was a member of the First Church of God, Peru.

                Surviving with the wife are a brother, Mitchell [TODD], Olivehurst, Calif.; three sisters, Hattie HURST, Laurhill, Fla.; Lela CARTER, Harriman, Tenn., and Leone PENN, Bangor, Maine; a step-sister, Mary HICKS, Spring City, Tenn., and cousins.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Revs. Tom BROWN and Francis GOUGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the First church of God, Peru.

 

Saturday, March 28, 1987

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, March 30, 1987

 

Jackie Gallahan

                Jackie GALLAHAN, 70, Rt. 4, Peru, died at 12:12 p.m. Friday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born Nov. 8, 1916 in Wellsville, N.Y., to John and Louella HOYT STANTON.  In 1950 she married Russell “Bun” GALLAHAN, who survives.  She was a member of the Peru Eastern Star, Dukes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Women’s Auxiliary of the Elks and Moose lodges, and the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Susan ANDERSON, Peru, and Dawn VanUTT, Indianapolis, and a granddaughter, Tracey MOSLEY, Peru.

                A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Arrangements are being handled by Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.  Memorials may be made to the Haiti Relief Fund at the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

 

Ruth Smith

                Ruth SMITH, 90, Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, formerly of Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 4:41 p.m. Sunday at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.

                Burial wil be in the Akron Cemetery.  Further arrangements are pending at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Frances H. Van Duyne Read

                Frances Helen Van DUYNE READ, 80, of Four Seasons Mobile Estates, and Avon Park, Fla., died at 6 p.m. Friday in Highland Regional Medical Center, Sebring, Fla.  She had been ill six months.

                She was born Dec. 16, 1906 in Rochester to Fred H. and Adda Bell CARRITHERS MOORE.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  On May 3, 1941 in Goshen she married Joe Van DUYNE, who died Sept. 18, 1973.  On April 30, 1976 in Rochester she married           J. Harold “Bead” REED, who survives.  She was a 1924 graduate of Rochester High School, attended Indiana Universit for two years, was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, and was a former member of Tri Kappa Sorority.

                Surviving with the husband are a step-daughter, Mrs. Carolyn READ WESTON, Morocco; a brother, Hugh [MOORE], Rochester a niece, Mrs. Jerry (Barbara Ann) SCHLEIGER, Bloomington, Minn.; an aunt, Mrs. Reba SHORE, Rochester, and cousins.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester; with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Laura L. Sheets

                Laura Lee SHEETS, 75, of 501 W. Third St., died at 6 a.m. Saturday at her home.  She had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born Sept. 3, 1911 in Fulton County to Pete and Grace MILLER CAMPBELL.  She was a lifetime county resident.  On June 18, 1942 in Argos she married Arthur T. SHEETS, who died Aug. 28, 1968.  She retired from Topps Manufacturing in 1984 following 40 years of service.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Joyce) SMILEY, Rochester; two grandsons, Marc and John [SMILEY], both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Lois OVERMYER, Logansport, and a brother, Edward [CAMPBELL], Rochester.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may vbe made to the Cancer Society or other charity.

 

Viola Wood

                Viola WOOD, 85, Denver, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at her home.

                She was born May 24, 1901 in Cass County to Christopher and Mary Ann MILLER MINNEMAN.  She married Timothy WOOD, who died Feb. 23, 1960.  She was a retired Rochester school teacher and was a member of All Saints Church, Logansport.

                Surviving are three sisters, Bernadine COLEMAN, Royal Center, Nellie FOUTS, Denver, and Agnes FOUTS, Logansport.  She was preceded in death by two sistes.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with Father Charles KLINE officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m.; the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Albert W. Young

                Akron’s oldest resident, Albert William YOUNG, 101 years of age, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Kosciusko Community Hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday afternoon.  He had been in failing health about one year.  He resided on North Mishawaka Street.

                He was born May 31, 1885 to David and Laura KESSELING YOUNG on the family farm in Miami County east of Gilead.  He lived most of his life in Akron, except for four years in Chicago.  On May 19, 1909 in Chicago he married Bankie Amelia HOFFMAN, who died Dec. 22, 1967.  He was a retired farmer, former telegraph operator for the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad, member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church of Akron, the former Knights of Pythias of Akron, and Miami County Farm Bureau.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen MILLER, Akron two sons, Cleo W. and Ralph L. [YOUNG], Akron; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Robert [YOUNG], two brothers and two sisters.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Ora MYERS and Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 1987

 

Ronald Eugene Zent

                Ronald Eugene ZENT, 45, Rt. 2, Rochester, died Monday evening following a one-car accident near Kenton, Ohio.

                Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                According to the Ohio State Patrol, the accident occurred at 4:25 p.m. Monday when Zent was driving alone on State Road 31 just southeast of Kenton.

                For unknown reasons his 1985 Honda Civic left the left side of the road and hit a guard rail, police said.  The car then flipped and landed upside down on the guradrail before coming to rest on its wheels.

                Zent, who was not wearing a seat belt when the crash happened, was taken to Harding Memorial Hospital, Kenton.  Kenton is roughly 60 miles east of Decatur, Ind., and about the same distance south of Toledo.

                A graduate of Rochester High School, he for a time held the school single-game basketball scoring record with 39 points at Marion during the 1960-61 season.

                Zent was named to the first team of the Central Indiana Conference All-Star selections in both basketball and football for 1960-61.  He was the only RHS athlete to win such honors.  Rochester was a longtime member of the CIC before switching to the Northern Lakes Conference.

                During the last several years, Zent, who raised veal calves, had been an active leader of Rochester Little League baseball activities.
Ruth Smith

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Ruth SMITH, 90, Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester.

                Formerly of Rt. 1, Silver Lake, she died Sunday at 4:41 p.m. in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.

                The Rev. Paul GRAHAM will officiate the services, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday after 9 a.m. until services.

                Mr. Smith was born Oct. 24, 1897 to Asa Bacon and Leota SCHINDLER CALLOWAY.  On Nov. 10, 1915 she married Cecil SMITH, who died Dec. 9, 1983.  She was a member of the South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Silver Lake.

                Surviving are a granddaughter, Kathy SMITH, Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Lola HOFFMAN, South Bend; a daughter-in-law, Lucille SMITH, Dayton, Ohio, and nieces and nephews.  A son, Don [SMITH], died in 1968, and three brothers also preceded in death.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the South Pleasant United Methodist Church.

 

Velma H. Shrimplin

                Word has been received of the death of Velma HERATH SHRIMPLIN, 85, a former Rochester resident.  She died at 4:30 p.m. March 23 in Lakeland Healthcare Center, Lakeland, Fla.

                She was born Nov. 6, 1901 in Brook.  She moved to Lakeland from Rochester in 1970.  On Nov. 26, 1919 in Kentland she married Manford SHRIMPLIN, who died Sept. 11, 1973.

                Surviving are a sister, Forence JENSEN, Goodland; four grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers and two sisters.

                Services were Saturday at the Gerts Chapel, Goodland, with the Rev. Lee EMERSON officiating.  Burial was in Morris Chapel Cemetery, Iroquois County, Ill.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 1987

 

Harry E. Pontius

                Harry E. PONTIUS, 74, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital where he was admitted Monday.

                He was born Nov. 17, 1912 in Argos to William and Grace HORNER PONTIUS.  He was a lifetime resident of Marshall and Fulton counties.  On Sept. 19, 1936 in Argos he married Della E. WEIDNER, who died May 8, 1980.  He was retired from Bendix Corp., South Bend.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Betty) FOSTER, Argos, and Mrs. Homer (Bertha) GELLER, Rochester; a son, George [PONTIUS], Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary FISH, Fayetteville, N.C., and Mrs. Corabelle BERGER, South Bend.  A daughter, a grandson and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from   2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund, Cancer Society or Diabetes Association.
Ronald E. Zent

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Ronale Eugene ZENT, 44, Rt. 2, Rochester.

                Mr. Zent died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton, Ohio, of injuries sustained in a one-car traffic accident earlier in the day.

                The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester Little League.

                Mr. Zent was born Dec. 15, 1942 in Rochester to Orton and Clarabelle HUNTER ZENT.  He was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  On Aug. 18, 1963 he married Judy Lynn VERNON.  On Aug. 9, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Paula A. PLANTZ, who survives.

                He was a farmer, veal grower and livestock feed sales representative for Custom Blend Corp., Oak Hill, Ohio.  He graduated from Rochester High School in 1961, Western New Mexico University in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree in education, and from Ball State University with a master’s degree in education.

                He taught high school sociology and psychology at Peru from 1965 to 1969, LaVille from 1969 to 1972, and North Central from 1972 to 1973.  He was head baseball coach at Peru and head basketball coach at LaVille.  He also was a golf coach.  He was active in the Rochester Little League for many years, was a member of the Manitou Moose and Masonic lodges, Scottish Rite and Mizpah temples, South Bend, and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jeff and Scott [ZENT], Rochester; three step-children, Kimberly PLANTZ, Robert PLANTZ and Kelly PLANTZ, Rochester; the mother, Clarabelle ZENT, Rochester; a sister, Carol LANGE, LaPorte; a brother, Mike ZENT, Rochester, and a granddaughter, Ashley ZENT, Rochester.  His father died Nov. 5, 1973.

 

Eva B. Killion

                Eva B. KILLION, 86, Canton, Ohio, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Brewster Park Nursing Home, Brewster, Ohio.  She had been ill six years.

                She was born Nov. 30, 1900 in Talma to Charles T. and Anna Viola DEAMER JONES Sr.  She had lived most of her life in Canton, Ohio, and Washington D.C.  She married Arthur F. KILLION, who died Jan. 17, 1939.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Jack [KILLION], North Canton, Ohio, and Charles L. ]KILLION], Vienna, Va.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Marjorie BRYANT, Rochester.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles T. “Casey” JONES Jr., July 16, 1970; Herman [JONES\, March 24, 1970, and Aaron [JONES], Aug. 8, 1952.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Katharine LEHMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call Friday from 9:30 a.m. until services.

 

Thursday, April 2, 1987

 

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Friday, April 3, 1987

 

Dewey L. Zolman

                Dewey L. ZOLMAN, 91, Athens, died at 8:30 a.m. today at his home.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

                He was born Nov. 29, 1895 in Fulton County to James C. and Elizabeth BROCKEY ZOLMAN.  He had lived in the area all his life.  On July 5, 1919 in Rochester he married Mary Amelia CLINGENPEEL, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and electrician.  He attended Athens United Methodist Church, was a World War I U.S. Army veteran, member of the Rochester Eagles Lodge, and initiated the restoration of the Prill School House, which he attended as a boy.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard S. [ZOLMAN], Warsaw; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Trudie NELSON, Citrus Heights, Calif., and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Dorothy M. BENSON, on March 25, 1986; two infant sons; a sister, Mrs. Faye WAGONER, and two half-sisters and two half-brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Doris LUTTRULL officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until services.

 

Saturday, April 4, 1987

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 6, 1987

 

Robert L. Musselman

                [Saturday traffic accidents in Miami County killed the son of State Rep. Raymond MUSSELMAN, R-Peru, and a young woman who was employed at Marshall Eectric, Rochester.

                Dead are Robert Lee MUSSELMAN, 42, Rt. 3, Peru, and Lori Kay CARLSON, 21, Deedsville.]

                Musselman died at the scene of a 10:30 p.m. one-car crash on Old U.S. 31 north of Peru as he was returning home from Peru.

                State police said his northbound car left the right side of the road, hit a concrete abutment and flipped over several times.  Mr. Musselman was thrown from the car before it landed on its top.

                He was co-owner, with his father, and the manager of Musselman Farms Inc., and Musseman Grain and Trucking Co.

                He was born June 18, 1944 in Peru to Raymond E. and Nina CARSON MUSSELMAN, who survive.  On March 1, 1975 he married Dorothy G. EISBRENNER, who survives.  He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren and the Peru Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with the parents and wife are three sons, Rod [MUSSELMAN], West Lafayette, and Ryan and Derek [MUSSELMAN], at home, and a sister, Janet OLSON, Duluth, Minn.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home,Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Lori Kay Carlson

                [Saturday traffic accidents in Miami County killed the son of State Rep. Raymond MUSSELMAN, R-Peru, and a young woman who was employed at Marshall Eectric, Rochester.

                Dead are Robert Lee MUSSELMAN, 42, Rt. 3, Peru, and Lori Kay CARLSON, 21, Deedsville.]

                Miss Carlson died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial Hospital at Peru following a one-car crash at 9:45 a.m. that day.

                Police said the accident occurred on Miami County Road 1000 North a mile and a half west of Deedsville.

                A sister, Kandi CARLSON, was a passenger.  Kandi Carlson told police the car was going west when the occupants saw a car begin backing from a driveway as the Carlson car crested a hill.

                Lori Carlson apparently swerved to avoid the vehicle, lost control of the car, and it hit a utility pole, police said.

                Kandi Carlson, 20, was treated at Dukes for bruises.

                Lori Carlson was born Jan. 15, 1966 in Rochester to Jerry L. and Kathy A. SEE CARLSON, who survive.  She was a 1984 graduate of North Miami High School, a member of the Deedsville United Methodist Church, and was employed by Marshall Electric, Rochester.

                Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Kelly Diane, Kandi Dawn and Sarah BriAnn [CARLSON], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Francis and Martha CARLSON, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Harry and Donna SEE, Deedsville.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Deedsville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Norris KING and David NEELEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, and on Tuesday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Madge F. Moore

                Graveside rites at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru, were to be at 11 a.m. today for Madge F. MOORE, 80, Denver, who died Thursday while vacationing in Benton, Ky.  The Rev. Norris KING was to officiate.

                She was born Dec. 7, 1906 in Fort Wayne to Blanche SMITH.  She was a retired Indiana Bell telephone operator.

                Surviving are her friends, the Dorothy HUNTER family, Denver, with whom she had lived for the last 25 years.

                Arrangements were handled by McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 1987

 

Pearl Sullivan

                Pearl SULLIVAN, 75, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 10 p.m. Monday at her home.

                Arrangements are pending at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Mildred E. Kale

                Mildred E. KALE, 72, Hammond, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Catherines Hospital, East Chicago.

                She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Henry, Ill., to John and Cora LAYMON TOMB.  She was married to Paul KALE, who died in 1974.  She retired as a nurse’s aide at St. Catherines Hospital in 1983, was a member of the Visiting Nurses Association, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Beta Nu chapter, and Covenant Presbyterian Church, Hammond.

                Surviving are four daughters, Pat CLELAND, Munster; Linda LUNDY and Roselyn KALE, both of Hammond, and Marjorie PEARSON, Merrillville; a son, Charles [KALE], Denver, Colo; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Mary) KING, Rochester; Marge SCHIER, Fort Madison, Iowa, and Toni KIRK, Merritt Island, Fla.  Two sons, Dennis and Larry [KALE], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev.  E. Crowell COOLEY and Dr. John EASTWOOD officiating.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy, Ave., Hammond.

 

Wednesday, April 8, 1987

 

Carl T. Corcoran

                Carl T. CORCORAN, 72, Wolf Point Road, Lake Manitou, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital following an illness.

                He was born April 4, 1915 in Logansport to Thomas and Sadie CONNORS CORCORAN.  On Oct. 30, 1937 he married Virginia PARSON, who survives.  He was a retired machinist with Penn Central Railroad.  He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport, and the Rochester VFW, American Legion, and Eagles and Moose lodges.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Tom [CORCORAN], Logansport; three daughters, Bette ANGLE, Indianapolis; Rita KOCHEL, Royal Center, and Jerry CULP Logansport; a brother, James “Boze” [CORCORAN], Logansport; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport, with Father John KENNY officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Orval O. Paul

                Memorial services were conducted March 28 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga., for Orval O. PAUL, 1081 Bailiff Ct., Atlanta, Ga. 30319.  Formerly of Akron, Mr. Paul died March 26.

                The Rev. James W. HENLEY Jr., officiated; cremation followed.

                Mr. Paul was born Sept. 10, 1912 in Gilead to Verl and Lou PAUL.  On April 11, 1936 he married Octava C. COX, who survives.  He moved to Atlanta in 1986.  He was retired from General Electric Co.  He had been head of the Masonic Lodge of Disko.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Janet MARION, Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Marie MYERS, Chili; three grandchildren, David, Steve and Sandra MARION, Atlanta, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jeanne JONES, Rochester.
Albert Grogg

                Albert GROGG, 77, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home following an illness of five years.

                He was born Feb. 18, 1910 in Auburn to Oscar and Laura PEPPLE GROGG.  He moved to Rochester from Auburn in 1948.  On Feb. 14, 1935 in Auburn he married Mary Elizabeth KESSLER, who died Feb. 21, 1981.  He was retired from McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co., as plant supervisor after 38 years service, was a member of Operators Union 103, Kokomo, and was a farmer.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Shirley Ann) STICE, Denver, Colo.; two sons, Gene R. and Dan [GROGG], both of Rochester six grandchildren, Robert PORTER and Bobby HUTCHINSON, Colorado; Chris and Brandi GROGG, Rochester, and Marci KRAWCZYK and David GROGG, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Harold (Sue) STUMP, and a brother, Sam GROGG, both of Auburn.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society or the Fulton County Humane Society.

 

Pearl Sullivan

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Pearl SULLIVAN, 75, Rt. 1, Mentone, who died at 10 p.m. Monday at her home.

                The Rev. Albert WHITAKER will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m.

                Mrs. Sullivan was born June 1, 1911 in Pike County, Ky., to George Grant and Sara Elizabeth PRATER DAUGHERTY.  On Oct. 31, 1929 in Pike County she married Ernest SULLIVAN, who died in 1971.

                Surviving are a daughter, Gail SAGUN, Mentone; six grandchildren, Kathy TACKETT and Mary SPAULDING, both of Mentone; Ron SPAULDING Jr., Silver Lake; Harold VanDOREN, Akron, and Misty and James SAGUN, Mentone; three great-grandchildren, Wendy, Anthony and Trevor, and two sisters, Dora SLONE, Jamboree, Ky., and Hazel ALLEN SMITH, Mishawaka.  Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

 

Thursday, April 9, 1987

 

Donald Dickinson

                Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Donald DICKINSON, 77, of 409 Albert St., Argos who died Feb. 18 while wintering in Texas.

                The Rev. Jack HOADES will officiate.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

                Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.

Friday, April 10, 1987

 

Thelma Brown

                Thelma “Jackie” BROWN, 63, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at Phelps Regional Hospital, Rolla, Mo.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born Sept. 14, 1923 in Kokomo to Oscar and Nellie JACKSON.  She had lived most of her life in Miami County.  On Sept. 14, 1941 in Mexico she married Orval “Hap” BROWN, who died July 25, 1975.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church and the Eagles, American Legion and VFW ladies auxiliaries.

                Surviving are two daughters, Miss Judy Kay [BROWN], Rt. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Beverly Sue ELLABARGER, Kokomo; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin [JACKSON], Detroit, Mich., and a half-brother, Leroy KIDD, Indianapolis.  She was preceded in death by a son, Terry J. BROWN, in 1979, and two brothers, Harold and John [JACKSON].

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial wil be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until services.

 

Saturday, April 11, 1987

 

George M. Bearss

                George M. BEARSS, 82, formerly of the Reiter neighborhood southwest of Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  He had been in failing health for several weeks.

                He was born Sept. 6, 1904 in Fulton County to George R. and Jesse McBRIDE BEARSS.  A farmer, he had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  On Nov. 23, 1927 in Fulton County he married Merceda Eleanor BOYD, who died Jan. 11, 1980.  On Nov. 9, 1981 in Mexico he married Clara SNYDER, who survives.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Gideon Society and the Indiana Farm Bureau.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Frances) SMITH, Logansport, and Mrs. Juan (Janis) GARCIA, Pueblo, Mexoco two sons, Wendell B. BEARSS, Rochester, and Gresham A. “Bud” BEARSS, Berne; three step-daughters, Mrs. Kermit (Anita) BURROUS, Mexico; Mrs. Bill (Virginia) LANGSTON, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Bill (Vivian) CLARK, Littleton, Colo. fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; fourteen step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Gresham [BEARSS].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to charity.
Gordon T. Drudge

                Gordon T. DRUDGE, 71, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 6:58 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital of an apparent heart attack.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born July 9, 1915 near Silver Lake to Charles and Bertha EBER DRUDGE.  He lived in the Silver Lake, Akron and Burket areas all his life.  His first marriage was to Lois BOWEN, who preceded in death.  On May 1, 1983 he married Miriam MITCHELL, sho survives.  He was a retired farmer and was retired from he county highway department.  He was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, Warsaw American Legion and the VFW, and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in Africa.

                Surviving with the wife are two step-daughters, Mrs. Jack (Hannah) NOLEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Darrell (Priscilla) SLONE, Silver Lake; two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth GOOD, Rochester, and Mrs. David (Vera) LIVENGOOD, Fort Wayne, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by four brothers, Merl, Harley, Homer and Wayne [DRUDGE].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday a the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from      2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Monday, April 13, 1987

 

Sandra K. Walgamuth

                Sandra K. WALGAMUTH, 46, Rt. 2, North Webster, died at 5 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following an extended illness.

                She was born Sept. 24, 1940 in Athens to Mark and Catherine PERSONETT VanLUE.  She moved to North Webster in 1964 from Akron.  On June 14, 1958 she married Arden WALGAMUTH, who survives.

                She was a secretary and receptionist for her husband’s dental office.  She was a member of the North Webster United Methodist Church, South Shore Ladies Golf Association and North Webster Lady Lions.

                Surviving with the husband are the mother, Mrs. Catherine VanLUE, Rochester; two daughters, Kristin [WALGAMUTH], at home, and Mary [WALGAMUTH], Cromwell; a son, Mark [WALGAMUTH], Arlington, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Jane WELLS, Syracuse Mrs. Charlotte JOHNSON, Elmhurst, Ill., and Mrs. Nancy DENTON, San Bernardino, Calif.

                Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Akron Cemetery.  Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the North Webster United methodist Church with the Rev. O. Rex LINDEMOOD officiating.  Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, County Road 1000 North and Indiana 13, Syracuse, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

George Bearss

                The name of a step-son, David SNYDER of Mexico, was inadvertently omitted from the list of survivors of George BEARSS that was submitted to The Sentinel Saturday.

                Mr. Bearss, 82, formerly of the Reiter neighborhood, died at 6 p.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  Services were to be today at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Rolland Brock

                Rolland “Casey” BROCK, 71, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 3:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born July 11, 1915 in Monroeville to Edward and Ilo MARTIN BROCK.  On Nov. 3, 1947 in Chicago he married Gertrude WILLRATH, who survives.  He was retired from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as a switchman, was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Rochester Moose and VFW lodges.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Paul [BROCK], Portage; Gene [BROCK], Nyona Lake, and John [BROCK], Chicago; two daughters, Dena JUDGE, Crossett, Ark., and Judy IPPOLITO, Lake Station; two sisters, Pat WIRTZ, Columbus, Ohio, and Evelyn CAREY, Rochester, Minn.; fifteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call from  2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, April 14, 1987

 

Lucille M. Rynearson

                Lucille M. RYNEARSON, 78, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 7:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill two weeks.

                She was born March 2, 1909 near Tiosa in Fulton County to Clyde and Bessie TOWNE.  She had lived most of her life in Richland Township.  On June 23, 1923 in Niles, Mich., she married Ellis N. RYNEARSON, who died Sept. 8, 1964.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) STEININGER, Rochester; three sons, Paul [RYNEARSON], Rochester Francis [RYNEARSON], Columbus, Ohio, and Larry [RYNEARSON], LaPorte; eleven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) MADDUX, Athens; Mrs. Ermil (Evelyn) SHULTZ, South Bend; Mrs. Estel (Katherine) CRALL, Rochester, and Mrs. Norma Jean STARR, Kewanna, and three brothers, Vernon [TOWNE], Indianapolis; Jack [TOWNE], Marseilles, Ill., and Junior [TOWNE], Rochester.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Margaret [RYNEARSON]; a sister, Mary WINTERS, and three brothers, Harold, James and Emmerson [TOWNE].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John ANDREWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the Whippoorwill Community Church.
John R. Billiard

                John T. “Jack” BILLIARD, 61, Rt. 3, Logansport, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday at his home.

                He was born Feb. 19, 1926 in Kokomo to Thomas and Mabel L. OLIPHANT BILLIARD.  On March 29, 1947 in Logansport he married Jean ZIMMERMAN, who survives.  For the past 30 years he had been a bus driver for Southeastern School Corp., and a farmer.  He was a member of the Logansport Baptist Temple and Cass County Farm Bureau.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Michael and Kent [BILLIARD], both of Logansport; two sisters, Barbara WILLIAMS, Macy, and Jeanette McCLOSKEY, Logansport, and seven grandchildren.   A daughter and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Keith PHILLIPS officiating.  Entombment will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Cancer Society.

 

Wednesday, April 15, 1987

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, April 16, 1987

 

Patricia E. Helt

                Patricia E. HELT, 53, of 1101 Hibiscus St., McAllen, Texas, was dead on arrival at     11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley Regonal Hospital in McAllen.  She apparently suffered a coronary attack.

                She was born June 6, 1933 in Rochester to Milo and Thelma DuBOIS CARR.  She was married Sept. 11, 1954 in Rochester to Charles E. HELT, who survives.  They resided on a farm on Olson Road west of Rochester until moving to Columbus.  They had lived in McAllen for eight years.  Mrs. Helt was a manager of the Hibiscus Arms Apartment Hotel Complex in McAllen and was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.  In Rochester, she had attended the First Christian Church.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Molly HELT, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons, Scott E. [HELT], Marion, and Samuel [HELT], Ontario, Calif.; the mother, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Linda WILSON, Rochester; a brother, Edward CARR, Columbia City; an aunt, Helen MILLER, Rochester, and an uncle, Leo DuBOIS, Canton, Ohio.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Lester W. Patterson

                Word has been received of the death of Lester William PATTERSON, 82, Sebring, Fla., who died March 30 in Sebring.

                He was born Dec. 20, 1904 in Chicago to Thomas and Kathryn GRIFFIN PATTERSON.  He was married to Frances Jo PATTERSON.  He was a retired supervisor in the laundry and cleaning business.  In 1979 he moved to Sebring from Rochester.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Charles E. [PATTERSON], Sebring; a sister, Bess EARL, Oak Brooke, Ill.; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

Friday, April 17, 1987

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, April 18, 1987

 

Marsha E. Kotterman

                Marsha Elaine KOTTERMAN, 18, Macy, died at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at her home.

                Born Feb. 7, 1969 in Rochester to Harold L. KOTTERMAN and Nancy Jo SOUTHERTON, she was a senior at North Miami High School and a student at the Upper Wabash Vocational School, where she belonged to OEA.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church and a parttime employee of the Rochester 3D Store.

                Surviving with the parents are step-father, Nyles “Nick” BROWN, Macy; step-mother Donna KOTTERMAN, Reynoldsville, Penn.; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Richard ROBERTS, Indianapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Sherl SOUTHERTON, Kokomo; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Harry KOTTERMAN, Macy; step-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Eugene BROWN, Peru, Mr. and Mrs. George TAPPER, Reynoldsville, Penn., and Dorothy SOUTHERTON, Kokomo; step-brothers David BROWN, Warren, Ind., Darren BROWN, Petroleum, Ind., Craig FELLER, Council Bluffs, Ia., and Paul SIVERLING, Falls Creek, Penn.; one sister, Tina MOYER, Nappanee; three step-sisters, Donna ISBELL, Anniston, Ala., Tracy SIVERLING, Reynoldsville, Penn., and Tammy GREGG, Felton, Calif.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Macy Christian Church, with Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from         2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.  Memorials may be made to the Macy Christian Church AGAPE Fund.

 

Edna Coleman

                Edna COLEMAN, 81, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 4:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Among the survivors is a daughtr, Geneva RAKER, Route 1 Rochester.  Arrangements are being handled by G. H. Hermann Funeral Home, Indianapolis.
Omer Sayger

                Omer SAYGER, 69, formerly of Rochester, died at 12 a.m. Friday of cancer at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

                He was born Aug. 9, 1917 in Athens to Herschel and Mary BURNETTE SAYGER.  He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the Delco plant in Dayton.

                Surviving are the wife, the former Joy DARROUGH; two sons, Tony [SAYGER], Dayton, and Don [SAYGER], Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; a daughter, Sally [SAYGER], in Japan; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Lowell (Willodean) COLLINS, Mrs. Harry (Nancy) BAKER, Mrs. William (Maude) COLEMAN and Mrs. Jack (Laura)_ LEWIS, all of Rochester; four brothers, Maurice [SAYGER], Akron, and Harry, Walter and John [SAYGER], all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were the parents and two brothers, Leroy and Otis [SAYGER]; the latter was Mr. Sayger’s twin.

                Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel in Dayton, Ohio.

 

Joyce Ellen Cooley

                Joyce Ellen COOLEY, 47, 527 W. Fifth St., died Friday night at her home.

                Born Dec. 30, 1939 in LaPorte County to Oca and Elsie SHEI HUNSLEY, she had lived here for 27 years, having come from Wanatah.  On Dec. 15, 1960 she married Bernard “Shorty” COOLEY.  She was a homemaker, a member of Parents Without Partners and the Ladies Auxiliaries of the American Legion and Eagles.

                Survivors include two daughters, Beverly and Rita COOLEY, both of Rochester, and one son, Dwight COOLEY, California; two brothers, Ovid HUNSLEY, Wanatah and William HUNSLEY, Hanna, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until services Monday.

 

Monday, April 20, 1987

 

Edna Coleman

                Services were to be today at 1 p.m. in the G.H. Herrmann-Madison Chapel, Indianapolis, for Edna M. COLEMAN, 81, Rochester, formerly of Indianapolis, who died Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  Burial was to be in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

                She was born Jan. 20, 1906 in Rushville and was married to S. Curtis COLEMAN, who preceded in death.

                Surviving are a daughter, Geneva RAKER, Rochester; four grandchildren, Susan WISEMAN, Amy BROWN, and Steven and Scott RAKER, and seven great-grandchildren.
Blanche I. Ricks

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel, for Blanche I. RICKS, 83, whose body was found Saturday near Walkerton.

                Mrs. Ricks disappeared from the nursing home Jan. 9.

                The Rev. Richard REYNOLDS will officiate, and burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery, Francesville.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from       9 a.m. until services.

                Mrs. Ricks was born March 19, 1903 in Medaryville to Orlando and Lena RUIEN ARCHER.  She moved to Koontz Lake from Leiters Ford 12 years ago.  On Sept. 11, 1920 in Michigan City, she married Chester RICKS, who died Dec. 16, 1980.  She was a former member of the Francesville United Methodist Church and a past president of its WSCS, and was a member of the Koontz Lake Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary.

                Surviving are two sons, Kenneth [RICKS], Leiters Ford, and Earnest [RICKS], Koontz Lake; three daughters, Fern O’NEILL, Memphis, Tenn.; Betty DAUGHERTY, Haines City, Fla., and Evelyn NORRIS, Koontz Lake; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

Melvin H. Hunter

                Melvin H. HUNTER, 72, Rt. 7, Rochester, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn Hospital at 9 a.m. Saturday.  He had been in failing health for eight years.

                He was born July 20, 1913 in Pulaski County to David W. and Lillian GOOD HUNTER.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  On April 3, 1941 in Portland, he married Betty P. WALLACE, who died Oct. 24, 1978.  He was a retired machinist with Bendix Corp., South Bend, a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church, the Fulton County Historical Society, the Father’s Auxiliary of the VFW, the Fulton County Campers Association, the former Pinhook Grange Hall.  He was a retired member of UAW Local Union 9.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carol MELTON, Rochester, and Ms. Barbara and Ms. Melva HUNTER, both of Marion; two sons, David and Steve [HUNTER], both of Rochester; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Clurel [HUNTER], Peru.  Four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and        6 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until services.  Burial will be in the Hamlet Cemetery, near Talma.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Fund.
Lester D. Holloway

                Lester D. “Sonny” HOLLOWAY, 59, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Dec. 23, 1927 in Rochester to Elven and Ruth BECHTOL HOLLOWAY.  He had lived all his life in this community.  On July 16, 1952 in Rochester he married Clara E. FOLEY, who survives.  He was retired due to ill health from Farm Bureau Co-op where he had been employed for a number of years.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Rose) McVAY and Mrs. David (Debbie) BOWYER, and two sons, Dan and Mike [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Rose) McGLOTHIN and Mrs. Wanda CHALK, both of Rochester, and three brothers, Howard, Marvin and Bernie [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester.  He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Theodore, Gerald, Walter and Russell [HOLLOWAY].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Harvey HOWE officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 2:30 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Frank E. Frettinger

                Frank Edward FRETTINGER, 65, Rt. 3, Rochester, died early Saturday morning at his home of an apparent coronary attack.

                He was born May 14, 1921 in Jasper County to John and Della GOODWIN FRETTINGER.  He had lived most of his life in the Rochester area.  On Sept. 1, 1951 in Lawrenceburg he married Thelma J. MOON, who survives.  He was a farmer and a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran, was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church, near Argos, and taught its Young Marrieds Sunday School Class.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughers, Mrs. Ray (Peggy) CASEY, Carmel; Mrs. Rick (Patricia) EADS, Macy, and Miss Sue FRETTINGER, at home; a son Dan [FRETTINGER], Carrollton, Texas; three grandchildren, Dawn, Joel and Dustin CASEY, Carmel; three sisters, Miss Mildred FRETTINGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Virgil (Hazel) DARKWOOD and Mrs. Richard (Gladys) AMBROSE, both of Chicago, and four brothers, Roy, Walter and David [FRETTINGER], all of Rochester, and Ralph [FRETTINGER], Westville.  He was preceded by a brother, William [FRETTINGER], in 1980, and his parents.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Tuesday, April 21, 1987

 

Rose A. Ault

                Rose Ann AULT, 89, formerly of Argos, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett (Pauline) RUSSELL, Rochester.

                Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Essie Morrill

                Essie LEFFERT MORRILL, 92, formerly of Argos, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born July 12, 1893 in Argos to Gabriel and Savilla LEFFERT.  She was a lifetime Argos resident.  On Oct. 10, 1914 in Aros she married Herbert MORRILL, who died July 1, 1972.  She was a member of Argos Congregational Christian Church and Whippoorwill Ladies Aid Society.

                Surviving are four sons, Gabriel and Arthur [MORRILL], both of Argos; Harold [MORRILL], Greenville, Tenn., and Carl [MORRILL], Syracuse; nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Ruth FORD, three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray W. HALTERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 1987

 

Rose A. Ault

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Argos Congregational Christian Church for Rose Ann AULT, 89, Rt. 1, Rochester.  Formerly of Argos, she died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett (Pauline) RUSSELL.

                The Rev. Ray HALTERMAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cenetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and at the chrch on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

                Mrs. Ault was born Oct. 19, 1897 in Culver to Jacob and Anna MAHLER CROMLEY.  She had lived all her life in the Culver, Argos and Rochester communities.  On Dec. 25, 1914 in Culver she married Herman W. AULT, who died March 5, 1959.  Prior to retirement she was an employee of the former Kelly Hospital, Argos.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church and its women’s organization.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Irma Dean) HOSIMER, Beech Grove, and Pauline RUSSELL, Rochester; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three daughters, Anna Mae WILFERT, 1948; Margaret HITTLE, 1973, and Olive McVEY, 1986; a son, Norman [AULT], 1961; two sisters, and two brothers.

                Memorials may be made to the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

 

Thursday, April 23, 1987

 

[no obits]

Friday, April 24, 1987

 

Mable Gaumer

                Mable GAUMER, 80, formerly of 530 W. Ninth St., died at 7:10 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, where she had resided since 1974.

                She was born July 28, 1906 in Rochester to Dan and Mary MAURY KELLEY.  She was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  On June 26, 1934 in Alvin, Ill., she married Leonard L. GAUMER, who died June 3, 1955.  She retired in 1971 as a school teacher at the Reiter and Lincoln schools.  She was a graduate of Ball State University, received a master’s degree from Manchester College, and was a member of the First Christian Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jane MILLS, Salem, Oregon; a son, John K. GAUMER, a school teacher in Izmir, Turkey; four grandchildren, Jay, Grady and Karen MILLS, Oregon, and Dan MILLS, Germany; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene KELLEY, Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth ROCKEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Cecile CARRUTHERS, Winona Lake.

                There will be no visitation.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

 

Saturday, April 25, 1987

 

Robert E. Cooper

                Robert Eugene COOPER, 92, South Fir Road, Argos, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient two days.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Monday, April 27, 1987

 

Robert E. Cooper

                Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Robert E. COOPER, 92, of 16450 S. Fir Road, Argos, who died at 6:55 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                The Rev. Jack RHOADES will officiate.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.

                Mr. Cooper was born Sept. 27, 1894 in Hoopston, Ill., to Alex and Rebecca LEAVERTON COOPER.  He moved to the Argos community 65 years ago from Illinois.  On Feb. 9, 1917 in Argos he married Hazel A. JOHNSON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Bernice TOTH, Mishawaka, and Mrs. LaMar (Eunice) LEFFERT, Etna Green; two sons, LeRoy [COOPER], Plymouth, and Eugene E. [COOPER], Argos; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two granddaughters, four sisters, Della TYLER, Rose HATTEN, Sadie LONGLAND, and Lula PETTY, and three brothers, William, Alonzo and Newberry [COOPER].

                Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.
Mary B. Beehler

                Mary B. BEEHLER, 65, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 5:24 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Aug. 18, 1921 in Marshall County to Byron and Ethel Mae PONTIOUS WAGONER.  On Oct. 8, 1940 in Rochester she married Leonard BEEHLER, who survives.  She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church, the Ladies Aide Society, and the Missionary Society.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Sheila WARNER, Miami, Fla.; two sons, Charles [BEEHLER], Kokomo, and Bruce [BEEHLER], Kewanna; a brother, Jim [WAGONER], Woodland Hills, Calif.; four sisters, Virginia GARVER and Dorthy ZEHNER, Argos; Pearl GREIWANK, Lagrange, and Martha BOUGHTON, Houston, Texas; eleven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grass Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and Tuesday after 8 a.m. until one hour before services at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Memorials may be made to the diabetes association.

 

Otis Vires

                Otis VIRES, 75, of 8790 E. 19th Road, Argos, died about 8 p.m. Sunday at the home of his grandson, Enoch WAGERS Jr., with whom he had lived for 10 years.  He had been in failing health for 15 years.

                He was born March 21, 1912 in Jackson, Ky., to Jim and Rhoda DUNAWAY VIRES.  He moved to Argos in 1951 from Jackson.  On March 13, 1937 in Hazard, Ky., he married Bertha NAPIER, who died Feb. 12, 1976.  He was retired from Bremen Castings Corp., Bremen, was a former coal miner, served in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the UAW, Bremen.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Kathy) HORN, Plymouth; two step-daughters, Mrs. Alberta MILLER, Argos, and Mrs. Reva Mae WESLEY, Somerset, Ky.; a foster-daughter, Mrs. George (Louise) BOULAS, Argos; a step-son, Berchel ROBERTS, Hazard, Ky.; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, James [VIRES], in 1939 a granddaughter, and three brothers, Pierce, Ewen and Sim [VIRES].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, where military rites will be conducted by the Argos American Legion Post.  Friends may call from        2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before services.

Tuesday, April 28, 1987

 

Virginia Peterson

                Virginia PETERSON, 80, of 102 Yale St., Mentone, died at 1:22 a.m. today in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born march 3, 1907 in Milford to Charles and Ida KAISER WOODLING.  She had lived in Mentone since 1943.  On June 29, 1926 in Warsaw she married C. Byron PETERSON, who died in 1950.  She was retired after more than 20 years’ ownership of Pete’s Lunch.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mentone, the Mentone Reading Club and the Scrambled Egg Symphony Band, was a past matron of the Eastern Star and was founder of the Mentone Home Economics Club.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Carol) FLENAR, Mentone, and Mary Ann PETERSON, Spokane, Washington; two sons, Donald [PETERSON], Mentone, and Merrill E. [PETERSON], Milford; two sisters, Ellen KARSTEN, Oakland, Calif., and Alice VERMILLION, Florida; three brothers, George [WOODLING], Connecticut, and Reid and Robert [WOODLING], both of Warsaw; sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, Ted [PETERSON], in 1985, and a brother and a sister.

                Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Leonard Mikesell

                Word has been received of the death Friday morning of Leonard MIKESELL, 78, Signal Mountain, Tenn.  He formerly lived in Rochester.

                He was born to George and Minnie MIKESELL.  He married Mary Ellen JONES, formerly of Rochester, who survives.  He moved to Signal Mountain in 1971 from Harvey, Ill.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. William (Beverly) UHLEAN, Blue Island, Ill., and Mrs. Clem (Barbara) HUFF, Signal Mountain; five grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Robert O. JONES, Lake Manitou, and nieces and nephews.

                Services were Monday at the Lane Funeral Home, Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

Wednesday, April 29, 1987

 

Robert C. Ward

                Word has been received of the death of Robert C. WARD, 77, of 351 Manley, Sebastian, Fla., formerly oif Rochester.  He died at 9 p.m. Friday at his home.

                He was married to Vera WARD.  He was a retired quality control employee of the Rochester Sealed Power plant and was a self-employed photographer.  He moved to Florida in 1975.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Cindy MORGAN, Concord, N.C., and a brother Emerson WARD, South Carolina.

                Family memorial services followed cremation in Florida.
Zachary Andrew Fisher

                Zachary Andrew FISHER was stillborn at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital to Stephen E. and Bobbi S. GASAWAY FISHER, Rt. 1, Royal Center.

                Paternal grandparents are Arthur and Mary FISHER, Kokomo.  Maternal grandparents are Robert and Dorothy GASAWAY, Kokomo.  Paternal great-grandmother is Delia BROCK, Charlotte, N.C.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center, with the Rev. John DREXLER officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are being handled by Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center.

 

Dale Lichtenwalter

                Miss Dale LICHTENWALTER, 82, formerly of 906 Main St., and retired Rochester High School teacher, died this morning in Alexandria, Va.

                Services are tentatively set for Saturday.  Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, April 30, 1987

 

Dale Lichtenwalter

                Graveside seervices for Miss Dale LICHTENWALTER, 85, Alexandria, Va., will be at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate.

                Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

                Formerly of 906 Main St., Miss Lichtenwalter died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday in Alexandria.  She had lived in Alexandria for several months with her niece.  She had been ill for seven weeks.

                Miss Lichtenwalter was born Jan 2, 1902 in Rochester to Dr. Lincoln and Fila RINER LICHTENWALTER.  She was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  She received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and master’s degree from Purdue University.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Gas City, Akron and Rochester High School.  She retired from RHS in 1967 after 35 years’ teaching.  She was a life member of the Fulton County Historical Society, a member of the DAR, Rochester First Baptist Church, Tri Kappa Sorority and the Indiana and National Retired Teachers associations.

                Surviving are the niece, Mrs. Paul Don (Peggy) WAGONER, Alexandria, Va.; three great-nieces and nephews, Scott, Craig and Kristen WAGONER, Alexandria, and a great-grandnephew, Ryan Scott WAGONER.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Devon, Everett and Alden [LICHTENWALTER], and two sisters, Pauline LICHTENWALTER and Ruth LICHTENWALTER.

                Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or Fulton County Historical Society.
Mary B. Messersmith

                Mrs. Mary B. MESSERSMITH, 88, Rt. 1, Culver (Fulton County Road 700 North), died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after a short illness.

                She was born May 30, 1898 in Indianapolis to Edward and Sarah ROUND POTTAGE.  She moved to the Fulton County area eight years ago from Indianapolis.  She attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Indianapolis and was a member of the Queen Esther Chapter of the Indianapolis Eastern Star.  She was married in Indianapolis to Charles MESSERSMITH, who died in 1945.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ulysses (Juanita) BREWER, Culver; a grandson, Kenneth BREWER, Logan, Utah; a great-granddaughter; a great-grandson, and a great-great-grandson.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in te Washington Park Cermetery East, 1100 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.  The Rev. Lance PERCY, will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mabel R. Nieder

                Services were conducted Wednesday for Mabel Rose NIEDER, 69, Rich Hill, Mo., who died Saturday in Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Butler.

                She was a sister of Murrell SUTTON, Eugene SUTTON, Virgil SUTTON and Mrs. Mel (Lora) KERN, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Paul (Ruby) THOMPSON, Macy.

                She was born May 4, 1917 in Bates County, Mo., to the Rev. Elmer and Rosa FENNEWALD SUTTON.  She was married March 17, 1938 in Bates County to Marvin W. NIEDER, who survives.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Butler.

                Surviving with the husband, brothers and sisters are two sons, William [NIEDER], of Butler, and Eldon [NIEDER], of Rich Hill; two daughters, Olive HUNT, Rich Hill, and Kay GAYMAN, Butler; eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were an infant son, Elmer Troy [NIEDER], twin of Eldon; a great-grandson, and two sisters, Naomi VanMETER and Effie EPPERSON.

 

Friday, May 1, 1987

 

Clark Coffman

                Clark COFFMAN was stillborn at 6:52 p.m. Thursday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  His parents are Chris COFFMAN and Betty CLARK, Rt. 2, Macy.

                Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Bill and Betty CLARK, Knoxville, Tenn.; the paternal grandparents, Richard and Carolyn COFFMAN, Rt. 2, Macy; the maternal great-grandmother, Margaret GAITHER, Hickory, N.D.; a sister, Jesse CLARK COFFMAN, and aunts and uncles.

                Private family graveside services will be held.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, is handling arrangements.
Norman Swihart

                Norman SWIHART, 87, a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor West, Wabash, for 10 months, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Wabash County Hospital.  He had been a patient for two days, and had been in failing health for the past three years.

                He was born April 1, 1900 in the Beaver Dam area northeast of Akron to Edward and Josephine STOFFER [SWIHART].  He had lived most of his life in Akron and Silver Lake.  In 1920 in Rochester he married Mildred R. SHOWALTER, who died Feb. 12, 1965.  He was a mechanic and for a number of years, was owner-operator of the former Palace Garage, Akron.  He attended the Roann Church of the Brethren and was a member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge and Modern Woodmen of America.  He was a World War I Army veteran.

                Surviving are three sons, Col. F. L. SWIHART, Ocoee, Fla., Richard Gene [SWIHART], Kalamazoo, mich., and Harry Edward [SWIHART], Silver Lake; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were four sisters and two brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery, Akron.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Natalie Rouch

                Natalie WAMPLER ROUCH, 33, of 3101 Portge Blvd, Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at her home.

                She was a Plymouth High School graduate, a 1975 graduate of Ball State University, a 1977 graduate of Indiana University, a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, and worked for North American Van Lines for the past eight years.

                Surviving are the husband, Mark R. ROUCH, Fort Wayne, and the father, Lloyd C. WAMPLER, Indianapolis.

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Peace Chapel, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Kluehn Funeral Home, Fort Wayne is handling arrangements.

 

Saturday, May 2, 1987

 

Janet L. Chilton

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Janet L. “Jan” CHILTON, 38, of 5770 E. 18th Road, Argos.

                Mrs. Chilton died Thursday morning of accidental electrocution in an outbuilding on the family farm, according to the Marshall county coroner.

                Elder Robert RETTINGER will officiate the services, and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery southeast of Argos.

                Friences may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. through services on Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Society.

                Mrs. Chilton was born Oct. 6, 1948 in Argos to Harley and Emma CRUM BERGER.  She was a lifetime resident of the Argos community.  She was married Dec. 5, 1970 in Argos to Charles O. CHILTON, who survives.  She and her husband operated a mobile home maintenance repair service from their home.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Jason W. [CHILTON], at home three aunts, Mabel PERMAN and Gladys KEPCHA, both of Plymouth, and Ethel CLARK, Mishawaka, and two uncles, Homer BERGER, South Bend, and Howard BERGER, Plymouth.  A sister died in infancy.


Monday, May 4, 1987

 

Donald L. Calhoun

                Donald Lee CALHOUN, 36, Leiters Ford, died at his home Saturday afternoon.

                Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD said the death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning, apparently self-inflicted.

                Mrs. Good said Calhoun was pronounced dead at the scene after his wife found his body at 3:20 p.m. Saturday in a truck in the family garage.  Mrs. Good said an autopsy on Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital determined the cause of death as carbon monoxide poisoning.

                He was born Feb. 24, 1951 in Rochester to Russell and Frances HITE CALHOUN.  He had lived most of his life in Leiters Ford.  On Dec. 20, 1975 in Culver he married Mary S. BASILE, who survives.  He attended IUPUI at Fort Wayne and Indianapolis where he was studying dental technology.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Cory and Clint [CALHOUN], at home; the parents, of Leiters Ford; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Phyllis) SUTTON, Kewanna, and Mrs. Bill (Janet) FISHER, Culver; a brother, Dennis [CALHOUN], Leiters Ford, and nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Lottie M. Mackey

                Lottie M. MACKEY, 57, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend.  She was born Dec. 17, 1929 in Lucerne to Otto R. and Mary WHITE McCLAIN.  On Sept. 4, 1948 in Logansport she married Joseph O. MACKEY, who survives.  She was a personnel clerk at Switches in Leiters Ford and was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce.

                Surviving with the husband are three sons, Michael J. and James A. [MACKEY], Logansport, and Stephen P. [MACKEY], Radford; four sisters, Fannie ENYART and Bessie GRUBBS, Warsaw; Mae RINGLE, Akron, and Pearl JONES, Pittsburgh, Pa., and six grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three brothers and three sisters.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Lake Bruce Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Donald A. Jefferies

                Services were at 11 a.m. Friday at Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home, Decatur, for Donald A. JEFFERIES, 81, Decatur, who died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his home following an extended illness. Burial was in Decatur Cemetery.

                He was born Oct. 25, 1905 in Fulton County to Ancil and Lena CLIFTON JEFFERIES.  On Oct. 19, 1935 he married Bernice BUTT, who survives.  He retired in 1970 as a salesman for Meredith Publishing Co.  He was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and the Decatur Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Marilyn) ELEY and Mrs. James (Karen) MARTIN, both of Fort Waynd; a sister, Mrs. David (Maurine) KREIG, Muncie, and three grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.


Pearl A. Nickels

                Services were to be at 11:30 a.m. today at Landis-Loy Mortuary, Lafayette, for Pearl A. NICKELS, 99, who died at 7:10 a.m. Friday in Comfort Retirement and Nursing Home, Lafayette, where she had been a resident since October 1977.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                The Rev. Donald W. BIXBY was to officiate and burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

                She was born Feb. 19, 1888 in Monon.  On Sept. 2, 1906 in Fulton County she married Alva J. NICKELS, who died in 1952.  She was educated in Fulton County schools and had been a resident of Lagayette since 1926.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lafayette, the Carpenters Auxiliary, Womens Christian Temperance Union, and Tippecanoe County Home Demonstration Club.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Helen SHAW, Frankfort; Mrs. Lawrence (Alma) DUNNEWOLD, Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Gus E. (Laurol) POHLMAN, Carmel, and Mrs. Howard (Esther) JOHNSON, Fort Myers, Fla.; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  A son, two brothers, a sister and a grandson preceded in death.

                Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Lafayette.

                [NOTE:  See Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: Alva NICKELS married Blanche P. ASHLEY, Sept. 2, 1906.]

 

Gretchen E. Gearhart

                Private graveside services were to be at 10 a.m. today at Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, for Gretchen Eileen GEARHART, 70, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, who died at 8 p.m. Saturday at her home.

                She was born April 24, 1917 in Kokomo to Roscoe and Lena MOORE McQUISTON.  On April 10, 1949 she married Donald J. GEARHART, who survives.  She was a retired factory worker.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Mick BOWERS, Silver Lake; three daughters, Elaine SHEPHERD, South Dakota; Cindy BARNETT, Silver Lake, and Mindy BRUCE, Bourbon; twenty-nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

                Arrangements were handled by DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester.

 

Paul Harper

                Paul “P.A.” HARPER, 59, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks.

                He was born Feb. 22, 1928 in Akron to George and Mildred SHRIVER HARPER.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  On Aug 29, 1948 in Rochester he married Edith L. BARKER, who survives.  He was a farmer and was employed by Talma Fastener Corp., Talma.  He was a member of the Akron Church of God.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Jeannine HARPER, Rochester; a son, Daniel [HARPER], Gas City; the mother, Mildred HARPER, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Al (Jolane) FUTRELL, Bakersfield, Calif., and Mrs. William (Geraldine) SHEARS, Bourbon; three brothers, Merle, George Jr., and Arthur [HARPER], all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were the father in 1966 and two brothers, Edward and Richard [HARPER].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

Tuesday, May 5, 1987

 

Billy D. Conley

                A local boy was killed Monday night in a one-car accident in Marshall County.  Two passengers in his vehicle were admitted to Woodlawn Hospital.

                Billy D. CONLEY, 17, Rt. 2, Rochester, was pronounced dead at the scene on Indiana 331 near Tippecanoe by the Marshall County coroner.

                At about 11 p.m. Conley’v vehicle was traveling south when he missed a curve.  The vehicle left the roadway, hit a guardrail, flipped over while airborne, and struck a tree.

                The passengers, John JACKSON, 16, Rochesester, and Audra STRANG, 20, Bremen, received minor injuries.  A Woodlawn Hospital spokeswoman said today the two were doing fairly well and are listed in stable condition.

                Conley was born July 18, 1969 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Kenneth E. and Barbara PENLEY CONLEY, who survive.  He moved to Rochester 4 1/2 years ago from Bridgman, Mich.  He had attended school in Rochester and was employed by Lux Corp., Nappanee, as a stock mover.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Miss Angle CONLEY, at home; three brothers, Kevin Lyn and Harold Dwight [CONLEY], both at home, and Sgt. Kenneth Dale CONLEY, Malmsprom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Mont.; the maternal grandmother, Rena LEITZ, Benton Harbor, Mich.; the paternal grandmother, Jettie SNOW JOHNSON, Bluewell, W. Va.; a niece; a nephew, aunts; uncles, and cousins.

                Services have been set tentatively for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor James DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Dr. Jaime G. Ramos

                Dr. Jaime G. RAMOS, 54, Rt. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at 8 p.m. Monday at his home.

                He had practiced family medicine in Fulton County for 11 years.

                Dr. Ramos opened offices in Rochester and Fulton in August 1976 after six years as an emergency physician at the Elgin Mental Health Center in Hanover Park, Ill.  He later concentrated his practice in Rochester.

                A native of the Philippines, he received his medical degree from Manila Center University in Manila, P.I.  His medical service before going to Hanover Park included a year of rotating internship at Chicago’s Norwegian-American Hospital, general practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo., and house physician at Garfield Park (Ill.) Community Hospital.

                Born Oct. 31, 1932 in Cebu City, he came to the United States in 1958.  He was married Oct. 13, 1959 in Hanover Park to Ofelia NAGTALON, who survives.  He was a member of the Rochester Elks Lodge, Rochester/Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce, and state and national medical associations.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Joseph N. RAMOS, and a daughter, Jessica N. RAMOS, both at home; a brother, Manuel RAMOS, a captain in the Philippine Army, and two sisters in the Philippines, Aurora and Lily [RAMOS]

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Wednesday, May 6, 1987

 

Ethel F. Tinkey

                Ethel F. TINKEY, 76, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 10:35 p.m. Monday at the Rosegate Care Center, Columbus, Ohio.  She had been ill about a year.

                She was born Jan. 17, 1911 in Niles, Mich., to Charles and Della REGENOS MORTIMORE.  In 1929 she married Boyd HOWARD, who died in 1964.  In 1970 she married Clarence TINKEY, who died in March 1986.  She was retired from Sears Company, was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church, Warsaw Eastern Star and Jolly Good Neighbors Home Demonstration Club.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Wilma) SMITH, Sparta, N.J., and Mrs. Russell (Bonita) HARDESTY, Columbus, Ohio; two step-daughters, Mrs. Larry (Shirley) POLK, Leesburg, and Mrs. Garwin (Peg) EATON, Burket; two step-sons, Norman and Merle TINKEY, both of Akron; four grandchildren; fourteen step-grandchildren; sixteen step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Eva KEHLER, Milford, and a brother, Graydon REGENOS, Gillburg, Ill.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Burket United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church on Friday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Burket United Methodist Church or the Cancer Society.

 

Rev. Richard Harris

                The Rev. Richard HARRIS, 96, Delong, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver, where he had been a resident since 1981.

                He was born Sept. 3, 1890 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Thomas and Emma HILL HARRIS.  He moved to Delong 17 years ago from Alabama.  He was a retired Minister of the Delong First Baptist Church.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ogalee BRIDGES, Delong, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

                Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Warrner HARRIS officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

 

Thursday, May 7, 1987

 

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Friday, May 8, 1987

 

2nd Lt. Robert Duzan Jr.

                Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Robert DUZAN Jr., 26, died about 6 a.m. Thursday during a training exercise at Yuma, Ariz.

                Marine officials said Lt. Duzan was jogging with fellow members of the 2nd Land Battalion when he apparently suffered a heart attack.

                He was born Aug. 23, 1960 in San Diego, Calif., to Robert H. and Phyllis Jean HOLLOWAY DUZAN.  He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge.

                A 1978 graduate of Rochester High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Sept. 1, 1978.  In 1981, he was selected for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.  Upon graduation from the Academy in 1985, he received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps.  He had been stationed at Yuma for a year.

                Surviving are the parents, of Rt. 2, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Debra) MILLER, Warsaw; Mrs. Greg (Dona) LOWE, Rochester, and Mrs. Doug (Dana) TYLER, North Manchester; a nephew, Richard Erick MILLER, Warsaw; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. DUZAN, Rt. 1, Akron, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military rites by a U.S. Marine Corps honor guard.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. through services.  Masonic rites will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, May 9, 1987

 

Joe Smith

                Joe SMITH, 66, of 7340 County Road 34, Butler, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday in DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn.

                He was born April 14, 1921 in Rochester to Ernest and Bertha BRYANT SMITH.  On Dec. 31, 1950 in Rochester he married Zola BRADLEY, who survives.  He retired from teaching in the Eastside School District, DeKalb County, in 1982 after 37 years of service.  He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Butler American Legion, and member and past president of the St. Joe Lions Club.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jerry [SMITH], Hammond, and Michael [SMITH], Butler; a brother, James [SMITH], LaGrange; a sister, Nellie Mae HOOKER, Indianapolis, and a granddaughter, Megan SMITH.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo, with the Rev. James CAISTER officiating.  Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Sycamore Cemetery, Talma.  Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m..  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Monday, May 11, 1987

 

Alta M. Crabb

                Alta M. CRABB, 87, a resident of the Rochester Nursing Home since Dec. 31, 1985, died there at 5:26 p.m. Sunday.  She formerly resided at 217 Pontiac St.

                She was born March 26, 1899 near Rochester to John and Gertrude McCLOSKEY BOWMAN.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  On Nov. 1, 1923 in Fulton she married Clifford CRABB, who died in 1951.  Several cousins survive.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, southwest of Rochester.  Frienda may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday for an hour before services.

 

Ruth E. Wipperman

                Ruth E. WIPPERMAN, 70, of 129 W. Fifth St., died at 11:28 p.m. Sunday shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born June 24, 1916 near Logansport to Herbert and M. Eva VERNON RHOADES.  She moved to Rochester from Kewanna nine years ago, living here with a daughter.  On Feb. 24, 1937 in Cass County she married Lee WIPPERMAN, who died Dec. 29, 1974.  She was retired from Chamberlin Products Co., Akron.  She attended the Lucerne Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of the Kewanna VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Betty) ELLISON, Rochester; Mrs. Charles (Eva) WOODHOUSE, Dalhart, Texas, and Mrs. Devon (Alberta) MOORE, Kewanna; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn BOEHME, Logansport, and a brother, Albert [RHOADES], Kewanna.  A brother, Vernon [RHOADES], preceded in death.

                Services are set tentatively for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Olin CORBETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Tuesday, May 12, 1987

 

David A. Feece

                David Allen FEECE, 28, Rt. 4, Rochester (Tippecanoe Shores), was pronounced dead by Fulton County Deputy Coroner Junior D. GOOD at 5:30 p.m. Monday of apparent asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning.  The incident is being investigated by Coroner Joyce GOOD.

                Mr. Feec’s body was found by a neighbor woman at 4:10 p.m. Monday on the garage floor at his residence.

                He was born Jan. 5, 1959 in Plymouth to Gerald and Mable CAPRON FEECE.  He had lived most of his life in the Leiters Ford community.  He had been a mechanic for the past 10 years for Schmal’s Auto Repair Service, Leiters Ford, and was a 1977 graduate of Culver Community High School

                Surviving with the parents, of Leiters Ford, are a brother, Sgt. Gary FEECE, with the U.S. Army in Germany; a niece Laurie [FEECE], Lafayette, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Fort I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday for an hour before services.


Wednesday, May 13, 1987

 

Irene Kuhn Blair

                Irene KUHN BLAIR, 74, Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Rt. 1, Akron, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday at Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital.  She had been ill for three months.

                She was born March 14, 1913 in Macy to Clarence and Ruth WELLER SAMPSEL.  On Oct.16, 1937 in South Bend she married Francis “Fritz” FREESE, who died Sept. 1, 1949.  On Feb. 28, 1953 in Valparaiso she married Harold KUHN, who died July 9, 1976.  On Sept. 1, 1984 in Claypool she married Raymond BLAIR, who survives.  She was retired from the former Chamberlin Products Co., Akron, and was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the husband are three sons, Michael FREESE, Phillip FREESE and Andrew FREESE, all of California; three grandchildren, and a brother, Homer SAMPSEL, Rochester.

                Memorial services will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to Athens United Methodist Church.

 

Ielda Kirby

                Ielda J. CRABB KIRBY, 79, Kewanna, died at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born June 11, 1907 in Leiters Ford to Arthur and Geneva MERHLING CRABB.  On July 19, 1978 in Rochester she married Donald KIRBY, who survives.  She was retired as cashier for United Telephone Co. of Indiana following 45 years of service.  She began working with United Telephone as a telephone operator.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kewanna, was its pianist and a member of its Missionary Society, was a former member of Kewanna Business Girls Club, and as a high school student played piano for the silent movies at the Kewanna movie theater.

                Surviving with the husband is a brother, Ray CRABB, Kewanna.  She was preceded in death by a half-brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ronald C. PURKEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and on Thursday after 8 a.m. until time of services.

 

Charles M. Schwab

                Charles M. SCHWAB, 79, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following an illness.

                Arrangements are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

Thursday, May 14, 1987

 

Charles M. Schwab

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Charles M. SCHWAB, 79, Rt. 4, Rochester (Tippecanoe Shores).  He died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a short illness.

                The Rev. John KIEFER will officiate.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

                Mr. Schwab was born Oct. 3, 1907 at Sumption, Ill., to Charles and Julia ANDERSON SCHWAB.  He moved to Aubbeenaubbee Township in 1960 from LaPorte.  He was retired from New York Blower Co., LaPorte.

                Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Pearl CRANMER, Blue Mound, Ill.; Mrs. Mary EDWARDS, Old Fort, Ohio, and Mrs. Mildred GALLANT, Fostoria, Ohio, and a brother, Francis SCHWAB, Lakeville.  Two brothers preceded in death.

 

Ferda G. Riddle

                Ferda G. RIDDLE, 94, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester, where she had been a resident for nine months.  She had been in failing health for the past year.

                She was born Jan. 28, 1893 near Tiosa to Joseph and Amenda LIGHT MAUS.  She lived her entire life in the Tiosa area.  On Sept. 7, 1913 she married Raymond RIDDLE, who died March 13, 1975.  She was a lifetime member of Tiosa First Brethren Church, its women’s Missionary Society, and the Waht-Not Club.

                Surviving are two nephews, Joe and Richard LEWIS, both of Rochester; a niece, Mrs. Ralph (Francis) AUGHE, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Roxann MURPHY, Rochester; Edward LEWIS, Twelve Mile, and Jerry LEWIS, Rochester, and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Andrew [RIDDLE], May 13, 1918; a sister, Mrs. Jessie G, LEWIS; a niece, Mrs. Martha SCOTT, and a nephew, Robert LEWIS.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Don PETERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Timothy Reece

                Timothy Gene REECE, 35, of 607 Clayton Ave., died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home due to an illness.

                He was born March 8, 1952 in Crawford County, Ohio, to Charles F. and Fern H. MILEY REECE.  He moved to Rochester 18 months ago from Urbana in Wabash County.  He was formerly employed by Robertson Transformer, Rochester, as a meterial handler, and attended the New Life Church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

                Surviving are a son, Timothy [REECE], Jr., Wabash; the father, Galien, Ohio, and sisters and brothers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating.  Friends may call for an hour before services.  Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Marion.
Friday, May 15, 1987

 

Robert Grandbois

                Robert GRANDBOIS, 67, Delong (Tippecanoe Shores), died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following a three-month illness.

                He was born Jan. 7, 1920 in Fargo, N.D., to Wilbrod and Josephine PARENT GRANDBOIS.  He had lived most of his life in Hammond, moving to Delong seven years ago.  On Nov. 21, 1939 in Fargo, he married Arlene M. SWEENEY, who survives.  A World War II Army veteran, he received the Purple Heart.  He retired in 1979 after 37 years’ service as a powerhouse operator for Standard Oil Co., Whiting.  He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholid Church, Monterey, where he was a eucharistic minister.  He was a member of the Winamac Knights of Columbus, the Leiters Ford Senior Citizens, the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans chapter of Hammond, the Culver Eagles Lodge, the Amoco Annuitants Club of Whiting, and the American Association of Retired Persons.

                Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Susan FISHER, Highland; Roberta DANCHO, Paramount, Calif.; Janice WRIGHT, Dyer; Catherine GARRETSON, Indianapolis; Marian GRANDBOIS, Griffith, and Mary ELLIS, Hammond; three sons, Joel [GRANDBOIS], Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Tech. Sgt. David GRANDBOIS, U.S. Arir Force, Incirlik, Turkey, and Mark [GRANDBOIS], Hammond; twenty-six grandchildren; four sisters, Albertine TESSIER, Beatrice NESS and Berneice TESSIER, all of Fargo, and Genevieve DENIS, Portland, Ore.; a brother, Paul [GRANDBOIS], Fallbrook, Calif., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with Father John KIEFER officiating.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday after  8 a.m. at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, where a scriptural wake service will be conducted at    8:30 p.m. today.  On Sunday, friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, Munster, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday with Father Richard AMELING officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Lawn memorial Gardens, Schererville.

 

Saturday, May 16, 1987

 

Henry A. Cox

                Graveside rites for Henry Austin COX, 65, Oologah, Okla., formerly of Rochesrter, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

                Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service handled arrangements.

                Mr. Cox died May 9 in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital at Muskogee, Okla.

                He was born Feb. 1, 1922 in Paden, Okla., to James and Ida SLOAN COX.  In 1947 he married Dorothy MILLER COX, who survives.  As residents of Rochester, he and Mrs. Cox owned the People’s Cafe, and he also worked for McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co.  Prior to retirement he was employed by the maintenance department of the Oologah school system as a carpenter.

                Surviving with the wife are two step-sons, Richard D. and William D. BAKER, Rochester; three half-sisters, Augusta MACHEN, LaMarada, Calif.; Annel PRICE, Lincoln, Calif., and Lonia SCHULER, Ontario, Calif; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Monday, May 18, 1987

 

Evert B. Hoesel

                Evert B. HOESEL, 83, of 455 Liberty St., Culver, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at his home.  He had been in failing health for a year.

                He was born Feb. 22, 1904 at Lake Bruce to John and Cora BRUCE HOESEL.  On Dec. 6, 1925 in Rochester he married Sadie CARTER, who survives.  He moved to Culver 62 years ago from Leiters Ford. He was a retired Marshall County school teacher, having taught for 33 years, and was owner-operator of the Rees Theater in Plymouth.  He was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ and the Culver Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Sandra) MIDDLETON, Culver; two sons, John D. [HOESEL], Culver, and Richard C. [HOESEL], Plymouth; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A sister, Lucile IRVINE, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Walter VONDEROHE officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hil Cemetery, Lake Bruce.

                Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where the Culver Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Culver Grace United Church of Christ.

 

Keith Showalter

                Keith SHOWALTER, 69, Auburn, brother-in-law of Ruth FIEDLER of Rochester, died at 1 a.m. Saturday in Clearwater, Fla., where he spent the winter months.

                His son, Wayne [SHOWALTER], was Rochester High School English and journalism teacher and junior high coach from the 1965-66 through the 1968-69 terms.  He now teaches at Brownsburg.

                Mr. Showalter was one of the founders of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.  He was a retired basketball coach and history teacher at Logansport, Auburn and Vincennes schools.

                Surviving with the son are the wife, Grace [SHOWALTER]; another son, Dalen [SHOWALTER], Glen Falls, N.Y., and five grandchildren.

                Services wil be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fuller Mortuary at Auburn.

 

Tuesday, May 19, 1987

 

Floyd C. Sands

                Floyd C. SANDS, 76, of 1239 Lake Shore Drive, died at 12:07 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient since Friday. He was born Nov. 13, 1910 in Muscodea, Wis., to Hubert and Anna SANDS.  He moved to Rochester five years ago from Mesa, Ariz.  On March 26, 1929 in Chicago he married Agnes B. PETERSON, who survives.  In 1976 he retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad after 30 years’ service.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Arizona.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Pete (Marlene) POKRAJAC, and Mrs. Edward (Geraldine) JENDRZEJEWSKI, both of Chicago; a son, Floyd C. [SANDS], Jr., Hickory Hills, Ill.; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Earl [SANDS], Clearwater, Fla.  He was preceded in death by a grandson and a brother, Donald [SANDS]

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chicago.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.


Wednesday, May 20, 1987

 

Opal O. Hart

                Opal O. HART, 82, Maple Street, Mentone, died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health for three years.

                She was born Aug. 23, 1904 in Kosciusko County to Franklin and Minnerva EVANS SCHOOLEY.  She moved to Mentone from North Manchester four years ago.  She was a nurse’s aide at the Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, prior to retirement.  On July 10, 1921 near Milford she married Kenneth A. HART, who died June 9, 1970.  She attended the First Brethren Church, North Manchester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Linda) PENROD, Pierceton, and Mrs. James (Helen) MICHAEL, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; three sons, David [HART], Milford; Russell [HART], Mentone, and Jack [HART], Warsaw; nineteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildre.  Preceding in death were three sons, including Allen [HART], who died in 1985, and a grandson.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Dale HART, Liberty Baptist Church, Rochester, a grandson, officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Gertrude M. Meinke

                Gertrude M. MEINKE, 87, of Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday at the nursing home.  A resident there since 1978, she had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born Jan. 11, 1900 in Mishawaka to William and Mary BUSHMAN KOHLER.  She moved to Rochester from Mishawaka.  On June 9, 1920 in Edwardsburg, Mich., she married Frank A. MEINKE, who survives.

                Surviving with the husband, also a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor at Warsaw, are a granddaughter, Mrs. Bruce (Karen S.) EMMONS, Rochester, and a grandson, Dennis K. STRONG, Indianapolis.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, June STRONG, in 1973; a grandson, two sisters, and six brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Dan HUHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday for an hour before services.

 

Thursday, May 21, 1987 to Friday, May 22, 1987

 

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Saturday, May 23, 1987

 

Margaret I. Toomire

                Margaret Irene TOOMIRE, 72, of 913 Pontiac St., died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter in Whiteland.  She had been in failing health for three months.

                She was born April 15, 1915 in Rochester to Ralph and Ruth NELLANS WEBER.  She had lived most of her life in this area except for nine years in South Bend.  In September 1943 in South Bend she married Senn Kiefer TOOMIRE, who died in 1952.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Kim (Nancy) MILES, Whiteland; a brother, Walter WEBER, Rt. 2, Akron; six nieces and two nephews.  A brother Arthur [WEBER], died in 1954.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Robert Q. Tucker

                Robert Quentin TUCKER, 66, County Road 17-7409 Argos, died at 12:45 a.m. Today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for 17 days..

                He was born Sept. 26, 1920 in Kosciusko County near Mentone to Royse and Opal BESON TUCKER.  He moved to the Argos community 39 years ago after having lived at Plymouth and Winona Lake.  On Dec. 25, 1946 in Leesburg he married Helen I. GRIMM, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the R.R. Donneey Corp., Warsaw, had served as a Marshall County commissioner, had served on the Walnut Township School Board, was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Barbara Ann) BROWN, Argos; Tami K. TUCKER, Argos, and Taylor University, and Mrs. Andrew (Mary D.) O’DONNELL, Zionsville; two sons, Gary L. [TUCKER], Indianapolis, and Terry L. [TUCKER], Battle Creek, Mich.; ten grandchildren, and a brother, Joe [TUCKER], Mentone.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane HILL, and a brother, John TUCKER.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Martha T. Love

                Martha T. LOVE, 83, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at her home.

                She was born July 10, 1903 in Smithville, Tenn., to Fate and Mollie McGINNIS PACK.  She moved to the Denver community in 1939 from Tennessee.  On Aug. 27, 1922 in Smithville, Tenn., she married William J. LOVE, who died Sept. 1, 1962.  She attended the First Brethren Church, Roann, and farmed with her husband.

                Surviving are two sons, Glenn [LOVE], Chili, and William L. [LOVE], Mexico; five daughters, Violet MOSELEY, Peru; Ruth CONNER, Markle, Edna LINN and Evelyn HOSTETLER, both of Mexico, and Geraldine BROWER, Macy; three brothers, Richard [PACK], Barnwell, S.C.; Sam [PACK], Sparta, Tenn., and Lucion [PACK], Boyd, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were five brothers, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. Donald RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 25, 1987

 

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Tuesday, May 26, 1987

 

Alfreda H. Winger

                Alfreda H. WINGER, 78, Four Sesons Mobile Home Estates, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She had been in failing health for four years.

                She was born April 11, 1909 near Fowler to Charles and Sophia ANDERSON HENNING.  On June 15, 1968 in Newcastle Township she married Orley S. WINGER, who survives.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester, and was retired from the Rochester Sentinel after more than 30 years’ service.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Thomas Eugene DeWEESE, Milwaukee, Wis.; two step-children, Mrs. John (Mary Jo) OVERPECK, Elkhart, and the Rev. Dorman O. WINGER, Crawfordsville; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  A brother, Rudy HENNING, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. Dorman O. WINGER and Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Delbert E. Hunter

                Delbert E. HUNTER, 76, Rt. 2, Rochester (near Talma in Newcastle Township), died unexpectedly at 7:25 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admittance.  He had been in failing health for one week.

                He was born Feb. 26, 1911 in Warsaw to Lloyd and May BOYER HUNTER.  He had resided at his present residence since the age of six.  From the age of seven he was raised by William and Loretta DEAMER.  On Sept. 28, 1933 in Mentone he married Geraldine “Jerry” HAIMBAUGH, who survives.  He was a semi-retired farmer, a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, had been a member of the Board of Supervisors of the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District for over 30 years, and was on the board of directors of the International Carnival Glass Association.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ronnie (Patsy) UTTER; a grandson, Steven UTTER, and a great-granddaughter, Melody UTTER, all of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Everett (Annabelle) RATHFON, Rochester; Mrs. Wanitta ZIEGLER, Kingsley, Mich.; Mrs. Irene LEBO, Punta Gorda, Fla., and Mrs. Bud (Carolyn) FIVECOATS, Mentone; four brothers, Bob and Chuck [HUNTER], both of Mentone; Deverl [HUNTER], Rockaway Beach, Mo., and Junior [HUNTER], St. Joseph, Mich., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. James MINEAR and Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.

                Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District or Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Christine M. Mayhew

                Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Medaryville Church of Christ for Christine Marie MAYHEW, 17, Medaryville.  She died Friday at 9 a.m. as the result of a car accident south of Medaryville.

                The Rev. Keith WARNER officiated and burial was in the Whitepost Cemetery, Medaryville.

                She was born Aug. 31, 1969, in Gary to Wayne and Evelyn MOLDEN MAYHEW, who survive.  She was a senior at West Central Junior/Senior High School, a member of the Medaryville Christian Church, president of OEA, was the high school drum major during her junior and senior years, and was a two-time recipient of the Abby Tiede Award.

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, Bobby [MAYHEW], and a sister, Julie [MAYHEW], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne MAYHEW Sr., Medaryville; the maternal grandparents, John MOLDEN, Wheatville, and Edith MOLDEN, San Pierre.

                The Querry-Ulbricht Funeral Home, Medaryville, handled arrangements.

 

Ethel Stanley

                Ethel M. STANLEY, 93, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born June 30, 1893 in Adamsboro to Charles M. and Eva Belle ANDERSON FIDLER.  She moved to Fulton County in 1919 from Cass County.  In January 1917 in Cass County she married Glen R. STANLEY, who died March 2, 1959.  She formerly attended the Fulton United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Caroline McCROSKY, Rochester, and Mrs. Hugh (Ruth) SMITH, macy; two grandchildren, Mark ZARTMAN, Logansport, and Mrs. Vernon (Joan) KNIGHT, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  A son, Delmar Ross STANLEY, and a brother, Jesse FIDLER, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.

                Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Hilda I. Jackson

                Hilda I. JACKSON, 76, a resident of the Rochester Nursing Home for the past five years, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for five years.  she formerly lived on Wallace Avenue.

                She was born Nov. 2, 1910 in Athens to Franklin A. and Eliza Jane McGEE MOORE.  She had lived all her life in Fulton County.  On May 20, 1950 in Fulton she married Oris V. JACKSON, who died Nov. 8, 1963.

                Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Henry (Carol) GURLEY, Elwood, Ill.; two step-sons, Richard JACKSON, Marion, Ill., and Don JACKSON, Florence, S.C.; five step-grandchildren, and five nieces and nephews, Roy SWARTZ and George HATTERY, both of Rochester; Dee SWARTZ, South Bend; Elizabeth NELSON, Milaca, Minn., and Nick SWARTZ, Valparaiso.  She was preceded in death by a step-son, Robert JACKSON.

                Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
James Wolford

                James WOLFORD, 73, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

                He was born Feb. 28, 1914 in Jamboree, Ky., to George and Isabelle PRATTER WOLFORD.  He moved to Rochester one year ago from Jamboree.  He was a retired coal miner.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mrs Lona ESTEP, Rochester, and Mrs. Ada JUSTICE, Paw Paw, Ky., and a brother, Freddie [WOLFORD], Jamboree, Ky.

                Private family services will be in Kentucky.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert Q. Tucker

                Services were scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today at the Argos United Methodist Church for Robert Quinten TUCKER, 66, Argos, who died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                The Rev. Jack RHOADES was to officiate.  Calling was at the church until time of services.  Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.

 

Darlene Lasater

                Darlene LASATER, 75, of 1220 Pontiac St., died at 4:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of several weeks.

                Arranements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 1987

 

Darlene Lasater

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Darlene LASATER, 75, of 1220 Pontiac St.  She died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of several months.

                The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from noon until services.

                Mrs. Lasater was born Dec. 30, 1911 in Weaubleau, Mo., to Alford M. and Bessie MOURNING HARDING.  She moved to Rochester 38 years ago from Newton Falls, Ohio.  She was married to Carl LASATER, who died in 1941.  She was a seamstress, retiring in 1982 from Hart Schaffner & Marx where she was a former president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Local.

                Surviving are two sons, Clair Eugene [LASATER], Rochester, and Carlos H. [LASATER], Berwyn, Pa.; a grandchild, Ian LASATER, and a sister, Mrs. A. C. (Malee) JOHNSON, Rochester.

                Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Irene Kuhn Blair

                Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Athens United Methodist Church for Irene KUHN BLAIR, 74, Bonita Springs, Fla.  Formerly of Rt. 1, Akron, she died at 2:20 p.m. May 11 in the Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital following a three-month illness.

                The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church.


Delbert J. Stockberger

                Delbert J. “Del” STOCKBERGER, 45, of 296 Race St., died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he was admitted a short time before his death.

                He was born Aug. 27, 1941 in Rochester to Harold and Lucy SUSDORF STOCKBERGER.  He had lived all of life in this community.  On Nov. 15, 1975 in Akron he married Jennell GEIGER, who survives.  He was a supervisor with Sealed Power Corp., Rochester, and Sutton’s Excavation Service, Rochester, was a former agent for the Prudential Insurance Co., and was a U.S. Army veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Krista [STOCKBERGER], at home; Patty and Kathy [STOCKBERGER], both of Rochester, and Mrs. Scott (Betsy) TEEL, Akron; a son, John [STOCKBERGER], Rochester; two grandchildren, Eric and Ashley TEEL, Akron; the mother, Lucy STOCKBERGER, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Byron (Joyce) VanDOREN and Mrs. Mary BABCOCK, both of Akron; a brother, Dennis [STOCKBERGER], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Frank T. Gearhart

                Frank T. GEARHART, 102, a resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester, for the past six years, died there at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

                He was born Jan. 11, 1885 near Disko in Wabash County to John and Emma HILEMAN GEARHART.  He had lived all his life in the Disko and Akron areas.  On June 11, 1909 in Markle he married Edna McPEAK, who died in 1968.  He was a retired section foreman for the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad.

                Surviving are five daughters, Miss Opal GEARHART, Akron; Mrs. Ogden (Dorothy) ALGER and Mrs. Charles (Ruth) MILLER, both of North Manchester; Mrs. Howard (Sharon) MEENEN, Macy, and Mrs. Tom (Joan) HARRIS, Fulton; nine sons, Ray [GEARHART], North Manchester; Floyd, Harold, Max, Bill and Roger [GEARHART], all of Akron; Larry [GEARHART], Fulton; Dick [GEARHART], Winamac, and Donald [GEARHART], Silver Lake; forty-one grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by infant twin sons, Leonard and Leo [GEARHART]; two sisters, and six brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday for an hour before services.
Lucy M. Steins

                Lucy May STEINS, 94, Sacramento, Calif., a former Argos resident, died Saturday in Sacramento.

                She was born July 25, 1892 in Newton, Kan., to David and Laura LOLMAUGH.  She was married to Walter STYLES, who preceded in death, and Ernest STEINS, who also preceded in death.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Vada Mae) WALKER, Elk Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Gladys M. POPOVICH, Fayetteville, N.C., and Mrs. Lester (Helen M.) CAVINESS, Carthage, N.C.; two sons, Clyde A. STYLES, Phoenix, Ariz., and James R. STYLES, Voorhes, N.J.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Caroline EAGLEBARGER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Eugenia Stewart

                Eugenia STEWART, 70, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She was admitted on Sunday.

                She was born Oct. 14, 1915 in Kosciusko County to Ralph and Lena WHITNEY.  She was married to George E. STEWART, who preceded in death.

                Surviving is a sister, Naomi JESTER, Brazil.

                Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Armond RITTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  There will be a brief visitation at 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Ethel Stanley

                Rebekah services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, by the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge for Ethel STANLEY, 93, who died at 6:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to charity.,

 

Thursday, May 28, 1987 to Friday, May 29, 1987

 

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Saturday, May 30, 1987

 

Antonio DeMarco

                Antonio “Tony” DeMARCO, 68, College Square Apartments, died at 2:02 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born July 1, 1918 in Clarksburg, W. Va., to Louie and Barbara BALCASTRO DeMARCO.  He moved here 50 years ago from West Virginia.  He was married in 1946 to Anna WALTERS.  He had been employed for over 30 years by Sealed Power Corp., Rochester before retirement.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, the Eagles Lodge and the Fathers Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Barbara Ann) KEFFABER, Wabash; three sons, Dennis E. DeMARCO and Morris A. DeMARCO, both of Rochesrter, and Martin Lynn DeMarco HAFFEY, Columbus, Ohio; ten grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and two brothers, Frank and John [DeMARCO], both of Akron, Ohio.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Friends may call for two hours before services.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Monday, June 1, 1987

 

Tressie J. Towne

                Tressie J. TOWNE, 76, of 302 Fulton Ave., died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days.  She had been in failing health six months.

                She was born June 11, 1910 in Twelve Mile to John and Pearl VANATTA MUSSELMAN.  She moved here 50 years ago frm Twelve Mile.  She was married Feb. 4, 1937 in Logansport to Harold H. TOWNE, who died in December, 1954.  She was a former employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx and also had operated a children’s day care facility for several years.  She was a member of the Burton United Methodist church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Delores STAGGS, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Steve (Lorene) GREER, Denver, Ind.; a son, Byron TOWNE, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Harry (Flossie) KOTTERMAN, Rt. 1, Macy; Mrs. Ethel RHOADES, Logansport; Mrs. Donald (Dortha) LOWMAN and Mrs. Elsie RUSH, both of Rochester, and Mrs. George (Gertrude) TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile; five brothers, Roy [MUSSELMAN], Logansport, and Ralph, Wayne, Richard and Leonard [MUSSELMAN], all of Twelve Mile.  A sister, Evelyn EHLINGER, and twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd [MUSSELMAN], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Sam OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday for two hours before services.
Marjorie Bauer

                Marjorie THOMPSON BAUER, 74, Rt. 1, Logansport, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.  She had been ill one year.

                She was born Feb. 2, 1913 in Rochester to Edward THOMPSON and Hertha THOMPSON GRAEBER.  She moved from Rocheter to Logansport in 1943.  She was married July 9, 1954 in Rochester to Edward BAUER, who died July 10, 1972.  She was retired from RBM in Logansport and was a member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist Church and the United Auto Workers Union.

                Surviving are a brother, E. D. “Buss” THOMPSON, Rt. 1, Walton; a step-son, Robert BAUER, Detroit, Mich.; an aunt, Eva KINDIG, Rt. 5, Rochester; two uncles, Marion “Bill” SEVERNS, Rt. 5, Rochester, and Orville SEVERNS, Rt. 3, Rochester, and cousins.  Preceding in death were a brother, Lloyd THOMPSON, and a step-son, Frederick BAUER.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. John COX and Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.

 

Elizabeth R. Weiland

                Elizabeth R. WEILAND, 70, of 17112 S. Fir Road, Tippecanoe, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in Bremen Community Hospital.  She had been in failing health four years.

                She was born April 15, 1917 in Necedah, Wis., to Henry and Rose BAUMGHART BECKER.  She moved to the Tippecanoe area from Wisconsin in 1945.  She was married Dec. 8, 1945 in Necedah to Eric Frederick WEILAND, who died Sept. 13, 1986.  She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church of Plymouth and the Tippecanoe Progress Club.

                Surviving were two daughters, Claudeen HOLLAR and Mrs. Richard (Becki) MONTAGUE, both of Plymouth; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Lawrence [BECKER], Necedah, and Henry [BECKER], Neillsville, Wis.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Plymouth with the Revs. Robert HERRING and Roger ROHDE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 3 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church on Tuesday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Bremen Community Hospital or the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

Tuesday, June 2, 1987

 

Bennie D. Johnston

                A Colorado man died Monday of internal injuries suffered in an accident at U.S. 31 and Indiana 14.

                Bennie D. JOHNSTON, 59, Lakewood, Colo., died at Woodlawn Hospital after the 1:15 p.m. accident.

                Also injured in the accident was his wife, Luva L.B. JOHNSTON, 66, and a Marion, Indiana couple, Cleo L. PRICE, 72, and Marie M. PRICE, 67.

                Mrs. Johnston, transferred to St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne with a fractured left leg and fractured upper spine is listed in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit, a spokeswoman said today.

                The Prices were treated and released from the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital.  He suffered right shoulder pain and she suffered a dislocated left thumb.

                Indiana State police said today the Johnston vehicle, Traveling East on Indiana 14 failed to yield the right of way to the southbound Price vehicle.  The Johnstons were hit broadside.

                State, county, and city police investigated the accident, which occurred at an intersection commonly called “Junkyard Junction.”  On May 8, an early evening accident at that location with the exact same circumstances hospitalized three Rochester residents.

                Johnston is at least the fourth person killed at the intersection in ten years.  Since U.S. 31 was opened on May 25, 1973, 16 persons in 14 traffic accidents on the highway.  His death is Fulton County’s first traffic fatality of 1987.  At this time last year, the county had suffered four traffic deaths.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 1987

 

Harold Gelbaugh

                Harold GELBAUGH, 63, Warsaw, died at his home Tuesday morning.

                He was born March 21, 1924 in Rochester, and had lived in Warsaw most of his life.  He was married June 17, 1947 to Berry HIMES, who survives.  He retired in 1981 from Zimmer’s in Warsaw.

                Surviving are three daughters, Karen SAINER, Winona Lake; Mrs. JoAnn BOWERMAN, Warsaw, and Leslie GELBAUGH, North Webster; a brother, Adam [GELBAUGH], Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy HARRELL, Warsaw; three grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, and burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Don Rains

                Don RAINS, 64, Frankfort, brother of Betty GREEN of Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday in the Frankfort hospital.

                He was a well-known fast-pitch softball player in the Frankfort area, and had played in softball games during the Blueberry Festibal in Plymouth.

                Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fry Funeral Home in Frankfort.