FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1988

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1988

 

 

Saturday, January 2, 1988

 

Robert L. Sheets

                Robert L. SHEETS, 72, North Mishawaka Street, Akron, died at 2:05 p.m. Friday in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.  He had been in failing health about a year.

                He was born Feb. 12, 1915 in Akron to Albert LeRoy and Goldie WILHOIT SHEETS.  He had lived all his life in the Akron area.  He was married Nov. 21, 1941 in Akron to Evelyn Dawn SECOR, who survives.  He was retired from Safway Steel Products in Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Stephen M. SHEETS, North Manchester, and two nephews, Arnold SHEETS, San Diego, Calif., and Dennis SHEETS, Indianapolis.  A brother, Emerson SHEETS, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Marjorie M. Sellers

                Marjorie M. SELLERS, 65, Rt. 1, Culver (Fulton County Road 700 West), died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.

                She was born Oct. 16, 1922 in Culver to Everett and Bell HEDGES LOWE.  She was a lifetime area resident.  She was married in 1938, to Tony CHANEY, who died in 1968.  She was married in 1968 to Phillip SELLERS, who died in 1986.  She was a retired employee of Culver Military Academy.

                Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Bell LOWE, Leiters Ford; a step-daughter, Mrs. Anita BOTTORFF, Knox; two step-sons, Larry SELLERS, Leiters Ford, and G. Duane SELLERS, Haysville, Kan.; nine step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia ADAMS, El Cajon, Calif., and Mrs. Bonita THOMAS, Plymouth, and two brothers, Alfred LOWE, Cassopolis, Mich., and Harold LOWE, Rochester.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Don FRANKLIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Bass Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after   2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Association.


Howard Clemons

                Services for Howard CLEMONS, 60, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Wabash, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Henry BRADLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Gaerte Union Cemetery.  Friends may call from      5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

                Formerly of the Akron area, Mr. Clemons died at 6 a.m. Thursday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home.

                He was born Aug. 26, 1927 in Baxter, Tenn., to Haskel and Vola M. MAYNARD CLEMONS.  He was married to Mary HOWARD, who died in 1974.  He was a roofer and was a member of the Full Gospel House of Prayer, Akron.

                Surviving are a daughter, Melissa CLEMONS, Lawrencebuerg, Ky.; two sons, Erven CLEMONS, Akron, and Virgil CLEMONS, Lawrenceburg, Ky.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; two sisters, Emma Jean SONAFRANK, Peru, and Helen CARPENTER, Akron, and three brothers, Harold Dean CLEMONS, Akron; Joseph Frank CLEMONS, Silver Lake, and Robert Carl CLEMONS, Akron.

 

Ethel M. McLochlin

                Ethel Mae McLOCHLIN, 88, Rt. 7, Rocheser, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born March 4, 1899 in Fulton County to Arnett and Catherine SOUTHERN VANATA.  She had resided in Fulton County all her life.  She was married Jan. 26, 1921 in Kewanna to Omer “Pat” McLOCHLIN, who died Nov. 27, 1961.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna.

                Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Ray (Madeline) MYERS, Rt. 7, Rochester; a son, Francis E. “Pat” McLOCHLIN, Rochester a granddaughter; three grandsons; several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Clifford VANATA, Fulton.  A brother, Henry VANATA, preceded in death.

                Services were to e at 11 a.m. today in St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Kenneth BOHLINGER officiating, assisted by Father Cornelius KELLY.  Burial was to be in St. Ann’s Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Fund.

 

Monday, January 4, 1988

 

Tina Marie Rausch

                A Rochesrer native died in her burning Winamac home shortly after saving her two children.

                Tina Marie RAUSCH, 22, Rt.1, Winamac, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

                She and a friend, Reuben SMITH, had just lifted her two children, ages 2 and 4, from the house, said Winamac volunteer fireman, Howard WENTZ.

                “She hoisted some kids out and fell back in the window,” fireman Brad GOBLE said.

                Firefighters knew she was in the house but could not get to her.  “I couldn’t get in because it was burning,” said Goble.  He was one of the first firemen to reach the house, which is about seven miles northeast of Winamac on the Tippecanoe River.

                “We tried going in the front and back both but couldn’t get in very far because of the flames,” Goble said.  Firemen fought the blaze for about four hours.

                Pulaski County Coroner Daniel FRAIN said cause of death has not been determined.  Blood samples have been sent to medical examiners in Indianapolis, he said.  Winamac Fire Chief David BARR was to go to the fire scene with a State Fire Marshal’s office examiner today.


                Mrs. Rausch was born Nov. 7, 1965 in Rochester.  She had lived most of her life in Pulaski County.

                Surviving are a daughter, Jessika STOTLER, and a son, Daniel STOTLER, both at home; her mother and step-father, Katherine and Clayton JONES, Rt. 2, Winamac; a sister, Mary Ellen JONES, Rt. 2, Winamac, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer MAHLER, Rt. 1, Culver.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. William MATHYS officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to a trust fund established for the two children.

 

Byrd Spaulding

                Byrd SPAULDING, 48, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 2 a.m. Saturday in Parkview Holy Cross Hospital, Plymouth.

                He was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Mingo, W.  Va., to Sherman and Romaine BAISDEN SPAULDING.  He lived the past 25 years in Indiana.  He was married Dec. 9, 1964 to Norma POLLOCK, who survives.  He was a self-employed carpenter.

                Surviving with the wife are two step-sons, Roger POLLOCK, Tippecanoe, and Gary POLLOCK, Rochester; a sister, Velma MAYNARD, Logan, W. Va., and three brothers, Leonard SPAULDING, Lenore, W. Va.; Scott SPAULDING, Denver, Colo., and Sherman SPAULDING Jr., Kermit, W. Va.

                Private services were to be today at 10 a.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Chad BURKHART officiating.  Burial was to be in the Mentone Cemetery.

 

Ambrose S. DeHaven

                Ambrose Samuel DeHAVEN, 76, Sunset Acres Mobile Home Court, Akron, died at      4 a.m. Sunday at his home.

                He was born Oct. 8, 1911 in Demoines, N.M., to Oliver and Fara BUTTERBAUGH DeHAVEN.  He had resided most of his life in the Akron and Gilead communities.  He was a retired farmer and pattern maker for International Harvester in Indianapolis.  He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. William (Mae) DAWALT, Rochester; nieces, and nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister, Ruth POWELL, in 1981, and a brother, Oliver DeHAVEN, in 1984.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Omega Cemetery near Akron.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until services Wednesday.

 

Emerson E. Johnson

                Emerson E. JOHNSON, 77, Athens and Lake Placid, Fla., died at 11:28 a.m. Saturday in the Lake Placid Hospital.

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


Lloyd M. Thompson

                Lloyd M. THOMPSON, 86, formerly of Argos, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the Indiana Veterans Home at Lafayette, where he had resided the past 11 years.

                He was born June 8, 1901, near Argos to Irvin and Hulda DAVIS THOMPSON.  He had resided in the Culver, Rochester and Argos communities.  He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in the European Theater.

                Surviving is a niece, Marjorie BARTLETT, Granda Hills, Calif.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mable YOUNG in 1982, and Tempest THOMPSON, and a brother, Neil THOMPSON.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHODES officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

 

Tuesday, January 5, 1988

 

Ray Baker

                Ray BAKER, 97, formerly of Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday in the Rochester Nursing Home.

                He was born March 29, 1890 in Miami County to Philip and Daisy WAGONER BAKER.  He lived all of his life in Fulton County.  He was married Jan. 24, 1925 in South Bend to Sarah I. ESTABROOK, who died June 10, 1987.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.

                Surviving are three sons, Oris BAKER, Rt. 6, Rochester; Jerry BAKER, Rt. 5, Rochester, and Philip BAKER, Glendale, Ariz.; six granddaughters; two step-grandsons, and four great-grandsons.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with Elder Milam ANDERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Senior Citizens mini-bus fund.

 

Ambrose S. DeHaven

                Services for Ambrose Samuel DeHAVEN have been changed to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial has been changed to the Marion National Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until services Wednesday.

 

Charles M. Scott

                Charles M. SCOTT, 76, Rocking Circle Estates, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Argos and Culver, died Sunday in the St. Joseph Medical Center, Tucson.

                Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


William D. Grimes

                William D. GRIMES, 68, Rt. 1, Rochester (Park Road and Fortna Drive), died at      8:50 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Aug. 20, 1919 in Noble County to Orvin and Maggie KILGORE GRIMES.  He moved here from Columbia City 35 years ago.  He was married May 25, 1946 in Columbia City to Donnabelle BUCKLES, who survives.  He was a foreman for McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co., for 30 years, retiring in 1985.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the American Legion of Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Deanna GRIMES, Peru; Mrs. Marvin (Debby) DAVIS, Rochester, and Mrs. Dave (Donna) PALENIK, Mishawaka; two sons, Duane GRIMES and Darry GRIMES, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, Christopher and Megan GRIMES and Lesley and Rebekah DAVIS, all of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Fredonna) DURST and Mrs. Robert (Annabelle) NORTON, both of Fort Wayne.  A brother, Sheridan [GRIMES], died in 1978.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the American Legion conducting graveside services.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Wednesday, January 6, 1988

 

Sydney C. Vincent

                Sydney C. VINCENT, 80, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born June 22, 1907 in Bolton, Miss., to Lewis and Maggie A. THOMPSON VINCENT.  He had lived in the King’s Lake area of Aubbeenaubbee Township for 20 years.  He was married June 11, 1935 in Chicago, Ill., to Birt JONES, who survives.  He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.  He had owned and operated a taxi cab in Chicago.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester, Supporters to Oppose Pollution, and the Leiters Ford Lions Club.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughtter, Janyth V. JACKSON, Chicago; two sons, Sydney VINCENT II, Chicago, and Darryl James VINCENT, San Francisco, Calif.; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; nieces, and nephews.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 9 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Sunday at the A.A. Rayner and Sons Funeral Home, 318 E. 71st St., Chicago.  Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at the First Christian Church, Rochester, and on Sunday prior to services.  Local arrangements are being handled by Frain Mortuary, Winamca.


Thursday, January 7, 1988

 

Charles M. Scott

                Charles Monroe SCOTT, 76, Tucson Estates, Tucson, Ariz., died Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center, Tucson.

                He was born Oct. 30, 1911 in Culver to Charles and Dessie WARREN SCOTT.  He moved from Culver to Tucson in 1953.  He was employed by the Civil Service in Hawaii during World War II.  He owned and operated Scott’s Upholstery Shop in Tucson until his retirement.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Claribel) [QUIVEY], Culver; a half-brother, Joe BOETSMA, Hope Sound, Fla., and a niece, Mrs. Darwin (Alice) HARTMAN, Plymouth.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church for an hour before services.  Arrangements are being handled by Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  The family requests no flowers.

 

Friday, January 8, 1988

 

Bessie L. Huston

                Bessie L. HUSTON, 90, Rt. 3, Logansport, died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

                She was born July 19, 1897 in Amboy to Elmer E. and Anna DAILEY RYNEARSON.  She was married May 12, 1917 in Logansport to Andrew HUSTON, who died Nov. 11, 1962.  She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and the Extension Homemakers Club of Washington Township in Carroll County.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Orville (Helen L.) BURKETT, Rt. 1, Akron; Mary A. NALE, Salem, and Margaret R. BRYANT and Phyllis A. McVAY, both of Loganspot; fifteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Fern KLINE, Monon, and a brother, Fred RYNEARSON, Logansport.  Preceding in death were a son, a daughter, a grandchild, two sisters and a half-sister.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Faith Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerry SCHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from         2 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home.

 

Saturday, January 9, 1988

 

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Monday, January 11, 1988

 

Laila Maude Snyder

                Laila Maude SNYDER, 87, Fort Wayne, died Saturday night in the Lawton Nursing Home.

                She was born April 23, 1900 in Fulton County to David and Sarah Ellen BROOKER.  She moved to Fort Wayne in 1923.  She married Paul A. SNYDER, who died in 1978.  She was a buyer for Frank’s Dry Goods Store, where she worked for 35 years.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mary F. SCHNEIDER, Fort Wayne; a son, Thomas W. SNYDER, Elenton, Fla.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred HUDKINS and Nobelene SPENCER, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun, Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Covington Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to Audiences Unlimited.

 

Marjorie M. Hazen

                Marjorie M. HAZEN, 64, Rt. 2, Knox, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday in Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox.

                She was born March 22, 1923 in Knox to Charles and Minnie MEINKE FEAR.  She lived her entire life in Knox.  She was married April 19, 1944 in Knox to Russell HAZEN, who survives.  She was a member of the Grace Tabernacle Church of Knox.

                Surviving with the husband are five sons, Steve and Danny [HAZEN], Grovertown; Richard and Roger [HAZEN], Plymouth, and Randy [HAZEN], Knox; five daughers, Shirley IMEL, Rochester; Sharon PIETSCH and Patti ROONEY, Lapaz; Donna PLETCHER, Batavia, Ill., and Melody STACY, Knox; a brother, Charles FEAR Jr., Rochester; twenty-two grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday in the Grace Tabernacle Church on Indiana 23 at Knox with Pastor Mark BOOTH officiating.  Burial will be in the Eagle Creek Cemetery, Knox.  Friends may call from 8 to 10 p.m. EST today and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST Tuesday at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, and for an hour before services at the church.

 

Alex H. Flora

                Alex H. “Bud” FLORA, 44, Denver, died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday at Manor Care, Wabash.

                He was born Feb. 19, 1943 in Miami County to Howard and Mary KANTNER GLEE [FLORA]..

                Surviving are the father, Howard and step-mother, Erma FLORA, Denver; three step-brothers, Richard GRAF, Logansport; Larry GRAF, Kokomo, and Michael GRAF, Denver, and two step-sisters, Madelyn PUTNAM, Pascoag, R.I., and Karen MUSTACHIO, Chili.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in he McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John MISCHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


Tuesday, January 12, 1988

 

Maude Snyder

                Not mentioned in Monday’s obituary of Laila Maude SNYDER were the following who preceded in death: a son, Roland Paul [SNYDER]; four sisters, and a brother.

                Services will be a 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun, Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Covington Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to Audiences Unlimited.

 

Gladys E. Sennett

                Gladys E. SENNETT, 80, Macy, died at her home Monday evening.  She was the widow of Dr. SENNETT, Macy.

                Arranements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Emerson E. Johnson

                Word has been received of the death of Emerson E. JOHNSON, 77, Athens and Lake Placid, Fla.  He died at 11:28 a.m. Jan. 2, in the Lake Placid Hospital.

                He was born April 10, 1910 in Athens to Charles and Laura NICODEMUS JOHNSON.  He lived most of his life in the Athens community.  He spent the last 12 winters in Lake Placid.  He was married Aug. 4, 1950 in Macy to Florence Juanita CUTSHAW, who survives.  He was a retired maintenance director for a former mobile home manufacturing company in Bourbon.  He served in the U.S. Army in World War II with the European Theater.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Sue Ann) BRUBAKER, Rt. 4, Rochester; a son, Richard L. JOHNSON, Akron; five grandchildren, Ben and Kim BRUBAKER, Rochester, and LaDonna, Sondra and Brian JOHNSON, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Iduma YEATER, Monticello; nieces, and nephews.  Six sisters, three brothers and a niece preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday from noon until services.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Wednesday, January 13, 1988

 

Ruth E. Overmyer

                Ruth E. OVERMYER, 53, Rt. 1, North Webster, died Tuesday in her home.

                She was born March 21, 1934 in Clinton County to Abraham and Florence SMITH CALDWELL.  She moved from Akron to the North Webster area in 1966.  She was married Feb. 11, 1961 to Frank OVERMYER, who survives.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Syracuse and the Akron United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Colena) ORT, North Webster, a son, Collin OVERMYER, at home two grandchildren, and a brother, Donald CALDWELL, Akron.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harris Funeral Home, Rt. 2, Syracuse, with the Rev. Ronald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the North Webster Cemetery (Mock Addition).  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


Gladys E. Sennett

                Services for Gladys E. SENNETT, 80, Rt. 2, Macy, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Katharine LEHMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

                Mrs. Sennett died Saturday of an apparent heart seizure.  She was found in her home Monday by her son.

                She was born Aug. 2, 1907 in Sullivan County to William and Hanna BAXTER.  She moved from Indianapolis to Macy 50 years ago.  She was married Sept. 17, 1936 in Indianapolis to [William K.] “W. K.” SENNETT M.D., who died Aug. 22, 1976.  She was a registered nurse and had assisted Dr. Sennett with his medical practice in Macy.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church and the Macy Eastern Star.  She was a graduate of the Indianapolis City Hospital School of Nursing.

                Surviving are two sons, John K. SENNETT, Indianapolis, and Robert W. SENNETT, Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Frances HARRIS, Terre Haute.  Two brothers and five sisters preceded in death.

 

John L. Sowers

                John L. SOWERS, 90, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport, died at 2:22 a.m. today at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                He was born May 10, 1897 in Rockville to George and Mary Ellen SOWERS.  He had been a resident of Gosport most of his life.  He was married to Luella MONTGOMERY, who died in 1985.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norma HAMSHER, Nappanee, and Mrs. Warren (Mary) SIMMONS, Fulton; a son, Gaylord SOWERS, South Whitley; fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis SHEARER, in 1983, and an infant grandson.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until services Friday.

 

Robert M. Carr Jr.

                Robert M. CARR Jr., 46, of 1325 Cherry St., Huntington, formerly of Peru, died at  3:40 a.m. Tuesday in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Feb. 8, 1941 in Peru to Robert M. and Katherine Elizabeth BOELTER CARR Sr.  He moved to Huntington 14 years ago from Peru.  He was married Nov. 21, 1961 in Peru to Caroline DOUGLASS, who survives.  He was a sales representative for Tecumseh Corrugated Box Co., Van Wert, Ohio, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntington, and treasurer of the Huntington County Republican Party.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert M. CARR III, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Susan) SEABOLT, Huntington; a granddaughter; his mother and father, Peru, and a brother, Daniel CARR, Fort Wayne.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Deal and Robbins Funeral Home, Huntington, with the Rev. Lamar INES officiating.  Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory, Huntington.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

 


Robert E. Carr

                Robert Edwin CARR, 62, of 501 E. Main St., Silver Lake, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

                He was born June 10, 1925 in Lake Township of Kosciusko County to Artie and Hazel BALL CARR.  He lived in the Silver Lake area his entire life.  He was married Sept. 18, 1949 at the Center United Methodist Church, Silver Lake, to Edith SHEWMAN, who survives.  He was a retired employee of Strauss Elevator.  He was a member of the Silver Lake Lions Club and the Center United Methodist Church and its administrative council and choir.  He also was a former trustee and janitor of the church.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Milton, Michael, and Marlin [CARR], all of Silver Lake; a daughtter, Mrs. Tim (Connie) CONDRA, Roanoka; six grandchildren; three sisters, Beth KARN, Rochester; Mrs. Don (Mabel) BOUSE, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Gene (Gladys) TULLY, Fort Wayne.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Center United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael CRABILLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Strong Funeral Home, Silver Lake, and an hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Center United Methodist Church.

 

Thursday, January 14, 1988

 

Delores Werner

                Delores WERNER, 58, Rt. 2, Rochester, was pronounced dead on arrival at South Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.  She suffered an apparent heart attack at the Atlanta International Airport when returning home from a visit to relatives.

                Mrs. Werner moved to this area about 40 years ago from Monterey.  She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Knox to Earl and Neva HOLLINGSWORTH MILLER.  She was married May 16, 1948 in Knox to Billy D. WERNER, who died July 12, 1986.  She had been employed since 1976 by Hart Schaffner & Marx and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Georgina) BRAMAN, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Scott A. WERNER, Rochester, and Mark E. WERNER, Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren, Matthew BRAMAN and Andrea BRAMAN, Rochester, and Zachary and Shay WERNER, of Sarasota; two sisters, Mrs. Merillat PATTY, Fort Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Ramona BIGGS, Bee Branch, Ark.  A brother, Meredith [MILLER], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. James KRAFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. Saturday until services.


Russell L. Swihart

                Russell L. SWIHART, 83, of 203 S. Maple St., Akron, died at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday.  He had been in failing health for six years.

                He was born Jan. 21, 1904 in Wabash County to Frank and Bertie KLINE SWIHART.  He had lived most of his life in the Akron area.  He was married Oct. 22, 1927 in Rochester to Carrie L. CHURCHILL, who survives.  He attended the former Beaver Dam School and was in the United States Army from 1922 to 1925.  He retired from farming in 1964.  He was a member of the Fulton County Historical Society.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Pauline) RUFF, Akron; Mrs. Gene (Norma Lee) HAMMOND, North Manchester, and Mrs. Gene (Judy) MONTAGUE, Akron; two sons, Leroy SWIHART, Wabash, and Jack SWIHART, Macy; twenty-one grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. Saturday until services.  Memorials may be made to charity.`

 

Gail Clements

                Word has been received of the death of Gail WILLOUGHBY CLEMENTS, 88, Chattanooga, Tenn.  She died in the Chattanooga Memorial Hospital at 12:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8.

                She was born Jan. 28, 1899 in Milford, Ill., to Thomas Jesse Ney and Charlotte E. WASHBURN WILLOUGHBY.  She was married to Arthur Wheeler HENDRICKSON Dec. 29, 1920; he died Nov. 16, 1946.  She was married to Olen R. CLEMENTS May 5, 1975; he died June 8, 1981.  She was a retired editor of The Oblong (Ill.) Ledger and was a member of the Tyner United Methodist Church in Chattanooga and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She had written for an encyclopedia, had been a correspondent for Time Magazine and was bookkeeper for the Chicago Child Care Society.  She had lived most of her life in Chicago.

                Surviving are a daughter, Doris H. SEAL, Chattanooga; two sisters, June DENNERLINE, Spring Hill, Fla., and Doris DAVIS, Lawrenceville, Ill.; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews.  A son and two brothers preceded in death.

                A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kewanna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  The remains will be interred at the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1:30 a.m.[sic]  to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna.


Friday, January 15, 1988

 

Steven L. Conrad

                Steven L. CONRAD, 41, 1530 Sunset Drive, died unexpectedly at 6 a.m. today at his home of an apparent heart attack.

                He was born March 15, 1946 in Kendallville to Harold and Mary LONG CONRAD, who survive.  He moved here 10 years ago from Albion.  He was married March 1, 1986 in Rochester to Marianne DENISTON, who survives.  He was manager of the Rochester Thermogas Co., a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Rochester Optimist Club, and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

                Surviving with the wife and parents are a daughter, Stacey CONRAD, Albion; two sons, Craig CONRAD and Jason CONRAD, Albion; two step-sons, Cyle WAGONER and Cory WAGONER, Rochester, and two brothers, Ronald [CONRAD], of Troy, Ohio, and Richard [CONRAD], Albion.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home and an hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

 

Marie Shafer

                Marie SHAFER, 88, Denver, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at her home.

                She was born in Miami County March 28, 1899 to William O. and Dora WOLF GRAFT.  She was married on Dec. 26, 1925 in Peru to Walter L. “Beanie” SHAFER, who died Jan. 18, 1979.  She and her husband owned and operated Shafer Grocery in Denver until retiring in 1950.  She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

                Surviving are a niece and a nephew, Vivian MARQUIS and Clifford GRAFT, both Rt. 4, Peru.  Preceding in death was a brother, I. V. GRAFT.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jeff SEXTON officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Roy Hupp

                Roy HUPP, 88, Skylane Apartments, Plymouth, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                He was born Feb. 18, 1899 in North Manchester.  He was married in 1940 in Mishawaka to Erma GUSTIN, who died March 24, 1985.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I and a retired tool and die maker.  He had made models of many Marshall County buildings and area courthouses.

                Surviving are a brother, Ray HUPP, Grand Rapids, Mich.; nieces, and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Douglas REDFORD officiating.  Burial will be in the Bedford Cemetery, Monon.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.


Earl O. Ridout Jr.

                Earl O. RIDOUT Jr., 56, Indianapolis, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis.  On Aug. 18, 1985, he became the 26th heart transplant recipient at Methodist Hospital.

                Mr. Ridout was a nephew of Mrs. Otis (Beulah) BURKETT of Rochester.

                He was born Jan. 24, 1931 in Erie, Pa., to Earl and Ledolia BURKETT RIDOUT Sr.  He had lived most of his life in Indianapolis.  He was married March 21, 1975 in Indianapolis to Jerolyn K. MILLER, who survives.  He was with the Indianapolis Fire Department for 28 years, retiring Dec. 18, 1984 as captain of Fire Station 15.  He was a member of the Indianapolis Firefighters Local Union, the Indiana Firefighters Association, and the Seerley Creek Christian Church and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Pamela SUTHERLAND, Wannamaker, Ind., and Robin GRUBBS, Indianapolis a son, Earl E. RIDOUT, Indianapolis, and seven grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the G. H. Hermann Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Floral Park Cemetery West in Indianapolis.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and at the     G.H. Hermann Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, January 16, 1988

 

Marjorie I. Richter

                Marjorie I. RICHTER, 56, deputy Fulton County recorder and a former county recorder, died at 7 p.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Jan. 5.  She had been in failing health for six years.

                A lifetime resident of the Fulton and Rochester communities, Mrs. Richater lived on Rt. 1, Rochester, on the west side of Lake Manitou.

                She was born June 8, 1931 in Rochester to Lloyd and Hazel WOLF WIDEMAN.  She was married Nov. 18, 1951 in Rochester to Dean RICHTER, who survives.  Mrs. Richer served two four-year terms as Fulton County recorder, starting Jan. 1, 1975, and later became deputy recorder.  She served a total of 19 years in local county government.  Before that, she had been an employee of the Rouch and Smiley Insurance Agency.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Fulton County Republican Women’s Club, and the Women of the Moose.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. David (Tracey) BEEMAN, Elwood, and Mrs. Chris (Lee Ann) MEYER, Muncie; two sons, Charles Albert RICHTER, Austin, Texas, and Timothy J. RICHTER, Philadelphia, Pa.; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Jessie RICHTER, Austin, Texas, and Arlo MEYER, Muncie; the mother, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Phyllis) SHORT, Rochester; two brothers, Fred WIDEMAN, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Paul WIDEMAN, Memphis, Tenn., and nieces and naphews.  The father preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church 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. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and at the church on Tuesday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.


Harry O. Warner

                Harry O. “Sam” WARNER, 79, of 1809 Oakwood Drive, died at 12:52 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing healh for 3 1/2 months.

                He was born May 19, 1908 in Elgin, Ill., to Alva and Vernie NELSON WARNER.  He had lived in North Liberty, Ind., before moving here in 1943.  He was married Jan. 2, 1937 in Kokomo to Josephine GORDON, who survives.  He was an operator of heavy equipment for a number of years, and for five years he was a business agent of the Operating Engineers Local Union in Kokomo.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Elvin (Ellen) JONES, Lansing, Kan.; two sons, David [WARNER], Warsaw, and Robert [WARNER], Twelve Mile; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie BEEM, Clarkesville, Tenn.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in 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 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Roy F. Brown

                Roy F. BROWN, 62, Columbia City, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday in the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Marion.  He had been ill for several years.

                He was born on Oct. 31, 1925 in Albany, Ky., to Garfield and Minnie BIRD BROWN.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a roofer in the Fort Wayne area until he became ill.

                Surivors include five sons, Jeff and Roy A. [BROWN], Rochester; Roy [BROWN] Jr., League City, Texas; Rick [BROWN], Hattiesburg, Miss., and Michael [BROWN], Hobart; three daughters, Lisa BROWN, Rochester, Kay MATTHIS, Baycliff, Texas, and Wanda IZARD, Dickonson, Texas; nineteen gradchildren; two sisters, Jessie SMITH and Vergie RHOADES, Hagerstown, and a brother, Edwin BROWN, Albany, Ky.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia Ciy with the Rev. Dale MOSER officiating.  Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery near Columbia City.  Friends may call for an hour before services

 

Allen R. Davidhizar.

                Allen R. DAVIDHIZAR, 46, Middlebury, died at 10 a.m. Friday when his milk truck collided with a train at the 10th Road Amtrak Crossing near Lincoln Highway East in Plymouth.

                He had lived in the Goshen area all his life and was a milk hauler for Milk Marketing, Inc. in Goshen.  His route brought him into Fulton County.

                He was born April 23, 1941 in Goshen to Harold and Jane (McKEE) DAVIDHIZAR, Goshen, who sruvive.  He was married Feb. 20, 1965 to Julia HERSHBERGER, who also survives.  He was a member of the Silverwood Mennonite Church in Goshen.

                Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Jennifer) WEINLEY, Goshen; a son, Mark DAVIDHIZAR, at home, and a brother, John H. DAVIDHIZAR, Goshen.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen with the Rev. Robert GERHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Grove Cemetery in Middlebury.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Silverwood Mennonite Church.


Brett G. Myers

                Brett G. MYERS, 28, Rt. 6, Rochester, was found dead at 7 p.m. Friday in his home on Indiana 25 South, across from Caston School.

                Indiana Sate Police said this morning they are investigating the death as a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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

 

Dale Sheetz

                Dale SHEETZ, 72, Akron, died at 9:11 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.  He had suffered an apparent coronary attack.

                Mr. Sheetz had owned the former Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron for many years.  After selling that business, he was associated with the Foster & Good Funeral Homes in Akron and Rochester.

                Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Monday, January 18, 1988

 

Dale Sheetz

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, for Dale SHEETZ, 72, Akron, who died at 9:11 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital afrter an apparents coronary attack.

                The Rev. Merlyn COX will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or the Akron United Methodist Church Building Fund.

                Mr. Sheetz was born May 22, 1915 in Fulton to Elmer and Emma BEATTIE SHEETZ.  He moved from Fulton to Akron community 66 years ago.  He was married Aug. 25, 1946 in Lagro to Edith L. FRANCE, who survives.  He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer who owned and operated the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron from 1941 until 1978.  He was an assistant manager of the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron and an associate of Foster & Good Inc. from 1983 until his death.  He was a 1935 graduate of Akron High School and a 1939 graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps as a medic in the Pacific Theater.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, the Rochester Masonic Lodge, the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite Temple, the Mizpah Shrine Temple at Fort Wayne, the Modern Woodman of America, the Indiana Funeral Directors Association for over 45 years and the National Funeral Directors Association.

                He was a past master of the Akron Masonic Lodge, a past president of both the Akron Lions Club and the Akron Chamber of Commerce, and a former member of the Akron Volunteer Fire Department.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Duane (Janet) HACKWORTH, Akron; a grandson, Marcus HACKWORTH, Akron, and two nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister, in infancy, and a brother, Dean [SHEETZ], in 1971.


Brett G. Myers

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Brett G. MYERS, 28, Rt. 6, Rochester.  The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services.  Memorials may be made to the Manitous or the Tri-Ep Drama Club of Rochester High School.

                Mr. Myers died Wednesday evening at his residence.  He was born Oct. 31, 1959 in Rochester to John W. “Bill” and Ramona A. CAYWOOD MYERS.  He lived his entire life in this area.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School, had attended Ball State University, and was studying accounting at Ivy Tech, Logansport, at the time of his death.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, and the former Fulton County Players amateur theater group.  He had toured with the Sounds of Hope in Europe.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mrs. James (Raynee) FARIS, Rochester; a brother, Jon Richard MYERS, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Marjorie HANSON, Rochester; aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a cousin.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 1988

 

Jack K. Bick

                Jack K. BICK, 52, of 1107 W. 13th St., died at 5:55 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital after an apparent coronary attack in his home.

                He was born May 10, 1935 in Rochester to Andrew and Martiena GEIGER BICK.  He was married June 27, 1954 in Leiters Ford to Marcia Sue KISTLER, who survives.  He was self-employed at Jack Bick and Sons Inc. Transit-Mix Concrete.  He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine Temple at Fort Wayner, Manitou Shrine Club, Manitou Moose Lodge and the Rochester Eagles Lodge.  He was a past president of the Rochester Jaycees.  He attended Franklin College and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Debbra Kay) GROVES, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Richard (Tacy Lynn) DAWSON, Indianapolis; a grandson, Kyle Coleman GROVES, Fort Wayne; his father, Andrew “Jack” BICK, Lake Manitou, and a brother, Jim D. BICK, Rochester.  Preceding in death were his moher and an infant son, Dennis [BICK].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetry.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday.  Masonic memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 1988

 

Raymond J. Reinhold

                Raymond J. REINHOLD, 72, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 5:30 a.m. today at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.
Hazel N. Lockwood

                Hazel N. LOCKWOOD, 94, of 3972 W. Delta Drive, Marion, formerly of Rochester, died at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday in the Colonial Oaks Health Care Center where she had lived for three years.

                She was born Dec. 10, 1893 in Miami County to Abner and Ida CLARK ALSPACH.  She had lived in the Macy community and in Rochester from 1969 to 1983, then moved to Marion.  She was married in April 1920 to Waldo E. LOCKWOOD, who died Nov. 13, 1969.  She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Marion.

                Surviving are two daughrters, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) SOMMER and Mrs. Ralph (Jeanne) CAIN, both of Marion; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Robert [LOCKWOOD], three sisters and five brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Bill ROGERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until services Friday.

 

Ida B. Gerlach

                Ida B. GERLACH, 85, Rt. 1, Burnettsville, died Tuesday morning at her home.

                She was born May 10, 1902 in White County to George and Mary EINIG GERLACH.  She had lived in White County all her life.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Lucerne, and its Altar and Rosary Society.

                Surviving are a sister, Monica GUNDRUM, Rochester; a brother, Arthur GERLACH, Royal Center; nieces and nephews.  A brother and six sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Gordon WAGONER officiating.  Burial will be in the South St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery near Pulaski.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tursday.  Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

 

Thursday, January 21, 1988

 

Jennifer Diane Robinson

                Word has been received of the death of Jennifer Diane ROBINSON, 14, Bonham, Texas.  She received a heart and lung transplant Dec. 22 at the Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla, and died of complications Dec. 23.

                Services were Dec. 26 at the Owens Funeral Home Chapel in Wolfe City, Texas.

                She was born Oct. 21, 1973 in Denison, Texas to Edward and Judy WALTERS ROBINSON.

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, Clint [ROBINSON], at home; the paternal grandparents, C.W. and Dorothy ROBINSON, Wolfe City; an uncle, Delford BOWEN, Rochester; three aunts, Sharon WALTERS FITES, Akron, and Juanita TEGHTMEYER and Lovey MATHIAS, both of Macy, and a great-aunt, Fern BOWEN, Macy.  The maternal grandparents, Earl and Leona BOWEN WALTERS, preceded in death.


Raymond J. Reinhold

                Services for Raymond J. REINHOLD, 72, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with the Rev. Gerald BORAWSKI officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey.

                Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, from 2 to 9 p.m. today.  The Rosary-scripture services will be at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

                Mr. Reinhold, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home following a two-year illness.

                He was born Jan. 29, 1915 in Monterey to Charles G. and Addie KELLER REINHOLD.  He had lived in Monterey all his life.  He was married Sept. 12, 1939 in Monterey to Grace WATSON, who survives.  He was a retired dairy farmer and was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the American Milk Producers Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, and saddle clubs.  He was the director of the Pulaski County Horse and Pony Club for many years.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, James REINHOLD and Joe REINHOLD, both of Monterey; seven grandchildren; a brother, Clem REINHOLD, Monterey, and a sister, Mrs. Olive OLSON, Plymouth.  A brother, Charles [REINHOLD], died in 1984.

 

Friday, January 22, 1988

 

George Boocher

                George BOOCHER, 84, Kewanna, died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday in the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born March 8, 1903 in Wabash County to Ezra and Alice CRILL BOUCHER.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are a sister, Ruby TALBOTT, Kewanna; a brother, Leroy BOOCHER, Claypool; nieces, and nephews.  Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Servia.  Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until services Saturday.

 

Saturday, January 23, 1988

 

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Monday, January 25, 1988

 

Katherine L. Crum

                Katherine L. CRUM, 59, of 11623 18th Road, Argos, died at 3:55 a.m. today at her home.  She had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born Nov. 11, 1928 in Bourbon to John J. and Opal E. SMITH MILLER.  She lived in Marshall County all of her life.  She was married March 28, 1948 in Inwood to Myrl A. CRUM, who survives.  She was a 30-year member of the Argos American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a member o the former Gilead Methodist Church southwest of Argos.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Paulette L. McCALVIN and Mrs. Richard (Patricia A.) WILLIS, both of Argos; two sons, Annis CRUM and Richard CRUM, both of Argos; six grandchildren; the mother, of Fairbury, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Ida) SCHER, Fairbury, and Mrs. Robert (Virginia) BLOCK, Liberty Mills; three brothers, Robert G MILLER, Lake of the Woods in Bremen, Marshall MILLER, Bloomfield, N.M., and Orland MILLER, Knoxville, Tenn.  Two brothers, John and Eddie [MILLER], were killed in the Korean War; the father also preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Society.

 

Tuesday, January 26, 1988

 

Melvin L. Buzbee

                Melvin L. BUZBEE, 76, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

                He was born Aug. 3, 1911 in North Grove to Jesse and Jessie STANLEY BUZBEE.  He moved here 25 years ago from Cass County.  He was married Nov. 16, 1935 in Peru to Francis Louise BOLDRY, who survives.  He retired in 1972 from carpentry, and he had operated Buzz’s Saw Shop since 1963.  He was a member of the Peru Carpenter’s Union.

                Surviving with the wife are a daugher, Mrs. Melba K. SAMUELS, West Lafayette; a son, Billy [BUZBEE], Loansport; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. Ann FURNIVALL, El Paso, Texas.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Bruce FRY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Ann Elizabeth McIntyre

                Ann Elizabeth McINTYRE, 69, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 6:38 p.m. Monday in Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                She was born Sept. 30, 1918 in Meadows, Ill., to Walter and Sarah DUNCAN ROSZHART.  She moved here from Chicago 37 years ago.  She was married Oct. 11, 1933 in Chicago to Wilbur A. McINTYRE, who survives.  She was a member of the Plymouth Missionary Church.

                Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Sharon FOSTER, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Sheila JACOBS, Granger; Mrs. Nancy COOK, Shaumburg, Ill., and Mrs. Michaelene STUTZMAN, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and        6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Missionary Church.

 

Daniel L. Markley

                Daniel Lewis MARKLEY, 38, Raleigh, N.C., died at 3:10 a.m. today at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., after open-heart surgery.

                He was born Oct. 10, 1949 in Fulton County to Lewis and Lois BRUCE MARKLEY.  He was married July 8, 1972 in Monroeville, Pa., to Marlene M. FIORITO, who survives.  He graduated from Caston High School in 1967 and from Purdue University in 1971.  He had been employed by Pan Am Airlines for 10 years and RCA Co. for 7 years, and was with the General Electric Co., at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, Cary, N.C.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Brian D. MARKLEY, at home; a daughter, Nicole M. MARKLEY, at home; a sister, Sue Marie BRUMETT, Dayton, Ohio, and his parents, Rt. 4, Logansport.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Revs. Daniel PONGRATZ and Gene SELLERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call fom 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Carl B. Bruce

                Carl B. BRUCE, 70, Rt. 2, Lucerne, died at 6:24 p.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                He was born March 6, 1917 in Cass County to Ervin and Maude M. BURTON BRUCE.  He was married Sept. 29, 1938 in Logansport to Sheari MARSH, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Indian Creek Christian Church near Lucerne.

                Surviving with he wife are two daughters, Alice Ann NICHOLS, Lucerne, and Jean CLOUD, Rochester; a granddaughter; four step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth REED, Kewanna, and Mrs. Lois MARKLEY, Logansport.   A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.


Wednesday, January 27, 1988

 

Eugenia Prathaftakis

                Eugenia PRATHAFTAKIS, 1511 Main St., died this morning in California.

                Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, January 28, 1988

 

Eugenia Prathaftakis

                Eugenia “Gene” MATTIX PRATHAFTAKIS, 1511 Main St., died at 6:25 a.m. PST Wednesday in the Lancaster Community Hospital, Lancaster, Calif., after an 18-day circulatory illness.  She was visiting her granddaghter in California at the time of death.

                She was born in Peru to Calvin and Coa Fern BRIGGS JOHNSTON.  She moved from Ohio to Rochester 55 years ago.  She was married Dec. 2, 1942 to Paul MATTIX, who died Nov. 28, 1977.  She was married Dec. 1, 1980 in Rochester to George PRATHAFTAKIS, who survives.  She was a retired head secretary for the Sealed Power Corp. and the former owner and operator of Chamberlain’s Bar and Lounce.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Rochester.  She was a Rochester High School graduate.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Sonja “Sunny” STREBIN, Kokomo; four grandsons, Scott BURKINS, Ohio; James RANSTEAD, Pomona, Calif.; and Matt and Andy NARD, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Richard (Pamela) ROGERS, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Mrs. Rodney (Sherri) EILER, Muncie; three step-sons, Michael, Chesterton, and Phillip and John [PRATHAFTAKIS], both of Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Kathy BRYANT, Rochester, and Mrs. Tina TURNIPSEED, Fulton; eight step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Two daughters, Bebe Sue BURKINS, Oct. 4, 1958, and Michele “Micki” SKIDMORE, May 4, 1984, preceded in death.

                Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Mildred M. Peters

                Mildred M. PETERS, 77, 386 W. 12th St., Peru, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in her home.

                She was born July 30, 1910 in Zionsville to Bert and Mable STARKEY MILLS.  She was married Oct. 11, 1941 to Layman R. PETERS, who survives.  She was 1932 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in home economics.  She was a secretary for the Main Street United Methodist Church from 1972 to 1981.  She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church, the Psi Iota Xi sorority and the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.

                Surviving with the husband are a brother, Brent MILLS, LaRoy, N.Y.; a son-in-law, Thomas WINKS, and three grandsons, Scott, Robert and Thomas [WINKS].  A daughter, Linda WINKS, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Eickenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Michael STECK officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Peru.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Main St. United Methodist Church.


Philip A. Van Matre

                Philip A. Van MATRE, 51. of 200 Emerald Lane, Washington Courthouse, Ohio, formerly of Fulton, died Monday at the Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, following a coronary attack.

                He was born Nov. 1, 1936 at Berne to Howard and Lillian B RUNSON Van MATRE.  He was married Sept. 22, 1956 to Karen “Jo” EDGINGTON, who survives.  He was a sales manager for Mid-Ohio Chemical Co., and was a former vocational agriculture teacher at Caston High School.  He was a graduate of Purdue University and Poling High School and a member of the Purdue Alumni Association and the Fulton United Methodist Church.,

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Greg [Van MATRE], Sidney, Ohio; David  [Van MATRE], Washington Court House, and Brian  [Van MATRE]. Sidney; his mother, Portland; a sister, Mrs. Stuart (Sharon) SCHAEFFER, Austin, Texas; two brothers, Sidney  [Van MATRE], California, and Chris  [Van MATRE], Houston, Texas.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, with the Rev. John BELLAMIE officiating.  Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or the American Cancer Society through Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Rochester or Fulton.

 

Friday, January 29, 1988

 

Ruby F. Roller

                Ruby F. ROLLER, 92, Chase Center, died at 10:02 p.m. Thursday at the Chase Convalescent Center.

                She was born Dec. 5, 1895 in Logansport to Phillip and Etta CHILCOTT BUSARD.  She was married March 8, 1916 in Noble Township to Claude W. ROLLER, who died Sept. 17, 1973.  A farm wife, she was a member of the Shilow United Church of Christ, Logansport.

                Surviving are a foster-daughter, Dorothy TAYLOR, Rt. 2, Macy; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, and nephews.  A son and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Revs. Raymond JONES and Todd MATSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Shiloh United Church of Christ.

 

Saturday, January 30, 1988

 

Eugenia Prathaftakis

                Memorial services for Eugenia “Gene” PRATHAFTAKIS are tentatively plannded for Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

                She died at 6:25 PST Wednesday in the Lancaster Community Hospital, Lancaster, Calif., after an 18-day circulatory illness.  Cremation followed.


Ruth Bammerlin

                Ruth BAMMERLIN, 82, of 105 North St., Akron, died at 9:52 p.m. Friday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born Nov. 5, 1905 near Gilead to Elmer and Glee BUTT FITES.  She lived all her life in the Akron and surrounding area.  She was married Aug. 10, 1930 to Albert William BAMMERLIN, who died June 1946.  She was a registered nurse and had been employed by the late Dr. Dean STINSON for many years until his death in April 1974.  She was a graduate of Deedsville High School and in 1927 she received her nursing degree from the former Methodist Hospital (now Parkview Hospital) in Fort Wayne.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and its Women’s Friendship Circle and choir, the Gilead Eastern Star, and the Perry Township Home Economics Club.

                Surviving are a son, Lyle BAMMERLIN, Akron; two granddaughters, Beth and Betsy BAMMERLIN, both of Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Grace WAECHTER and Mrs. Roy (Evelyn) SCHIPPER, both of Akron; Mrs. Uriah (Mary) WEIRICK, Mexico, and Mrs. George (Normalene) WAGNER, Rochester; two brothers, Paul FITES, Rt. 2, Akron, and James FITES, Wabash; nieces and nephews.  A brother, Ralph [FITES], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 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 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday.  Eastern Star services will be at       7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, February 1, 1988

 

Martha J. Ault

                Martha J. AULT, 70, Rt. 2, Rochester (Green Oak community), died at 2:40 a.m. today in Dukes Hospital, Peru.

                She was born March 7, 1917 in Onward to Ernest and Clarissa BUTTON CLICK.  She lived all her life in Fulton County.  She was married Aug. 27, 1959 in Logansport to C. Miller AULT, who survives.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church, the Manitou Garden Club, the Pleasant Hour Club, and the Bid-e-Wee Club.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Carl D. AULT, Rt. 2, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Jane) BURNS, Rt. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Ralph (Judy) OUSLEY, Indianapolis; Mrs. Lester (Dana) GURNEY, Marion, and Mrs. Ed (Margaret) HARTMAN, LaPorte; eleven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George (Hazel) SUTTON, Fulton, and three brothers, Don, Earl and Robert CLICK, all of Denver.  Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until services on Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Jennie M. Jenkins

                Jennie M. JENKINS, 78, Winamac, died Friday at the Medco Center, South Bend.

                She was born July 27, 1909 in Brook to Samuel and Winnie WICKS CURTS.  She lived in Winamac most of her life.  She was married Dec. 28, 1926 in Brook to George D. JENKINS, who died July 27, 1974.

                Surviving are a daughter, Betty M. HOFFMAN, Rt. 1, Rochester; a son, Billy G. JENKINS, Winamac; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Bernice LANDIS, North Bend, Wash.

                Services were to be at 11 a.m. today in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac.  Burial was to be in the Winamac Cemetery.

 

Marion Severns

                Marion “Bill” SEVERNS, 82, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                He was born April 7, 1905 in Rochester to Frank and Sadie RUSSELL SEVERNS.  He lived all his life in Rochester.  He was married Feb. 22, 1950 in Rochester to Lola HEETER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, a 62-year member and a past noble grand of the Rochester I.O.O.F., and a member of the Mt. Horeb Encampment and the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge.  He was the Indiana State I.O.O.F. Man of the Year in 1977.

                Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Oral (Eva) KINDIG, Rt. 5, Rochester; a brother, Orville SEVERNS, Rt. 3, Rochester; two nieces, and two nephews.  A sister, Mrs. Hertha GRAEBER, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating, assisted by the Rev. William SIMPSON.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  The Rochester I.O.O.F. will conduct services at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

 

Eugenia Prathaftakis

                Memorial services for Eugenia “Gene” PRATHAFTAKIS, 1511 Main St., will be at      5 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rodney EILER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion family plot.  Friends may call from 3:30 to     5 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Heart Fund.

                She died at 6:25 PST Wednesday in the Lancaster Community Hospital, Lancaster, Calif., after an 18-day circulatory illness.


Margaret L. Crimmins

                Margaret L. CRIMMINS, 73, Rt. 2, Lucerne, was one of two persons killed at 7:05 p.m.  Friday in a head-on collision on U.S. 24 West, 4 1/2 miles west of Logansport.

                She was born Feb. 1, 1914 in Harrison Township of Cass County to Earl and Verdie BAIR WINN.  She was married March 27, 1932 in Logansport to Leo J. CRIMMINS, who survives.  She was a member of the Metea Baptist Church, the Harrison Township Home Economics Club and the Cass County Farm Bureau.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Richard L. CRIMMINS, Rt. 2, Lucerne; a daughter, Lois J. PASCHEN, Rt. 5, Logansport; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Donald B. WINN, Walton.  A granddaughter and a great-grandson preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Robert K. STUCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery near Lucerne.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until services Tuesday.

 

Fred Taylor

                Fred TAYLOR, 75, Rt. 6, Logansport, died at 5:09 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette.

                He was born Sept. 24, 1912 in Manton, Mich., to Walter Eugene and Ada Rose MIX TAYLOR.  He was married July 28, 1946 in Idaville to Ruby Irene HUMPHREY, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Burnettsville Baptist Church.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Lenora Jo ARMBRUSTER, Akron; two sons, Fred Leroy TAYLOR and Ted Eugene TAYLOR, both of Logansport; three brothers, Herman TAYLOR, Luther, Mich.; William TAYLOR, Detroit, Mich., and Burton TAYLOR, Milford, and a sister, Ada MAULUS, Theodoska, Mo.  Three brothers, two sisters and a son preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Ron LUELLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Davis Cemetery, Burnettsville.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Military graveside rites will be conducted.

 

Tuesday, February 2, 1988

 

Dona M. Hays

                Dona M. HAYS, 78, Citadel Nursing Home, Mesa, Ariz., died at 8 a.m. Saturday in the nursing home.

                She was born April 30, 1908 to Sophia THORRINGTON.  She was married Jan. 14, 1934 to Howard C. HAYS, who died Jan. 1, 1963.

                Surviving are a son, Philip HAYS, Apache Junction, Ariz.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oral THORRINGTON, Kokomo, and Emmett THORRINGTON, Macy, and a sister, Ica Floy EDING, Phoenix, Ariz.

                She will be cremated in Mesa.


Wednesday, February 3, 1988

 

Letha Hott

                Letha HOTT, 90, formerly of Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had lived for three years.

                She was born Jan. 26, 1898 in Lake Bruce Station to Wilford and Elizabeth NEFF HARRIS.  She lived all her life in the community west of Rochester.  She was married May 13, 1925 in St. Joseph, Mich. to Milo J. HOTT, who survives at home.  She was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church, Sharon.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, John V. HOTT, Rt. 7, Rochester; a granddaughter, Mrs. Diane SHEETZ, Akron; four grandsons, Jack and Jim HOTT, Rochester; Joe HOTT, Kewanna, and Michael HOTT, Jeffersonville, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A granddaughter, Melody [HOTT]; two sisters, Ester DAWSON and Betsy KLINE, and two brothers, John and Milburn HARRIS preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, west of Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until services Friday.

 

Randy A. Shanks

                Randy Alan SHANKS, 25, Houston, Texas, formerly of Fulton, died at 12:24 a.m. Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz.

                He was born March 10, 1962 in Fulton County to Thomas J. and Olive M. LUNSFORD SHANKS.  He had lived in Houston the past two years.  He was a construction employee.

                Surviving are his parents, Rt.1, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Steve (Pam) BALDWIN, Kewanna; Mrs. Steve (Kathy) MOSS, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Jay (Laurie) HILDEBRAND, Portage, Mich., and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara LUNSFORD, Logansport.  A brother, Tom [SHANKS], preceded.

                Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.

 

Edna L. Moyer

                Edna L. MOYER, 81, Los Angeles, Calif., died at 4 a.m. Jan. 25 in the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center after heart failure.

                She was born April 18, 1906 in Livingston County, Ill. to Perry and Isabel BERKSHIRE HAWKINS.  She was a former resident of Rochester and Akron and moved to California in 1972.  she was married to K.V. JONES, who died in 1951.  She was married to Charles M. MOYER, who preceded.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Rochester.  She was the clerk treasurer from 1952 to 1955.

                Surviving are a son, Charles K. JONES, Los Angeles; a step-son, Donald M. MOYER, Brownsburg, and a brother, George HAWKINS, Connecticut.

                She will be buried in the Paoli Community Cemetery.


Mary L. Stewart

                Mary Lou STEWART, 52, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday in Winchester, Ky., where she had lived for 11 years.

                She was born Nov. 20, 1935 in Battle Creek, Mich., to Joseph and Gaytha MELLON STEWART.  She was a graduate of the Ball State University nursing program and was working for the Clark County (Ky.) Health Department at the time of her death.  She previously had worked in several hospitals in that area.

                Surviving are three daughters, Lisa SMITH, Winchester; Ronda ARMSTRONG, Lexington, Ky., and Marla MROZINSKI, LaPorte; a son, Ross ARMSTRONG, Maysville, Ky., and three grandchildren.

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.  The Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, February 4, 1988

 

Randy A. Shanks

                Services for Randy Alan SHANKS, 25, Houston, Texas, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Richard BYERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to charity.

                Mr. Shanks died at 12:24 Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz.

 

Richard O. Eiler

                Word has been received of the death of Richard O. “Dick” EILER, 69, of 3 Meranda Circle, Wesley Manor, Frankfort.

                A former Mentone resident, Mr. Eiler died Dec. 23, 1987 in the Wesley Manor health care facility.

                He was born Dec. 28, 1917 in Warsaw to Clarence and Blanche WELCH EILER.  He was married Marc 28, 1937 in Mentone to Tressa P. McGOWEN, who survives.  He was a graduate of Mentone High School.  He worked in the physical plant at Purdue University for 30 years and was the assistant superintendent of maintenance when he retired in 1980.  He was a member o the First Baptist Church of Lafayette, the Lafayette Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Valley of Indianapolis, Hope Chapter 5, the Eastern Star, the Bethany Shrine and the Home Hospital Auxiliary

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Edward E. EILER, Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Gordon J. (Janice E.) GILL, Frankfort; five grandchildren, Matthew and Timothy GILL, both of Frankfort, and Kent, Lauren and Ross EILER, all of Lafayette; three sisters, Mrs. Bethel GORDON, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Walter (Katherine) MIEKLEY, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Clifford (Winifred) KEULER, Brodhead, Wis., and two brothers, Robert EILER, San Diego, Calif., and Carroll EILER, Leesburg.  Two brothers, Leonard and Lewis [EILER], preceded in death.

                Services were Dec. 28 at the Hippensteel Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, with the Revs. Duncan McNABB and William BLESSING officiating.  Entombment was in the Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum, West Lafayette.  Memorials may be made to the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory medicine, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, Colo., 80206.


Bernie F. White

                Bernice F. “Bernie” WHITE, 76, of 228 W. Main St., Peru, died at 3:30 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home.

                She was born April 16, 1911 in Cass County to Bert ad Stella RINEHART BYERS.  She was married June 20, 1945 to Edgar WHITE, who died Aug. 16, 1986.  She was the first pianist for the Peru Circus and she played calliope in the circus parade.  She was a musician and taught organ and piano.  She was the organist and/or choir director for several local churches.

                Surviving are a sister, Kathryn SHOLTY, Peru; nieces, and nephews.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Loyd HOLIFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Frank A. Meinke

                Frank A. MEINKE, 91, formerly of the Richland Center community and Mishawaka, died at 12:27 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had resided in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw since 1977.

                He was born May 11, 1896 in Elkhart County to Bernard and Martha STARK MEINKE.  He was married June 3, 1920 in Edwardsburg, Mich., to Gertrude M. KOHLER, who died May 19, 1987.  He was retired from Bendix Corp., South Bend, and was an Army veteran of World War I.

                Surviving are a granddaughtter, Mrs. Bruce (Karen) EMMONS, Rochester; a grandson, Dennis K. STRONG, Indianapolis; a sister, Ida MEINKE, Los Angeles, Calif., and a brother, Walter MEINKE, Sturgis, Mich.  A daughter, June STRONG, and a great-grandson preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Dan HUHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mishawaka Fairview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour before services on Saturday.

 

Friday, February 5, 1988

 

Lyman B. Frick

                Lyman B. FRICK, 80,  of Mexico, died at 6 a.m. today in Duke’s Memorial Hospital.

                Born Nov. 14, 1907 in Loree to Lewis and Mary Ida BISH FRICK, he married Frances OYLER on June 30, 1934 in Banquo.  She survives.  He had lived in Mexico since 1908.  He was a 65-year member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Mexico Masonic Lodge.  He graduated from Jefferson Township High School, Mexico.  A longtime school bus driver, he owned and operated Frick Service Station, Mexico, from 1929 to 1947.  He owned and operated the Frick Hardware Store in Fulton from 1947 until 1975, when he retired.

                Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Esther FRICK and Ruth FRICK, both of Mexico, and five cousins.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mexico United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil LUTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetry, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, and an hour before services at the church Sunday.


Mary Knepper Hollingsworth

                Mary KNEPPER HOLLINGSWORTH, 64, Kokomo, died at 11:56 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.  She had been ill for about three months following heart surgery.

                A former resident of Rochester, she moved to Kokomo in 1968.  She was born March 20, 1922, in Dorton, Ky.  She was married in 1968 to Jack HOLLINGSWORTH, who survives.

                Surviving with the husbandf are a daughter, Patricia KNEPPER HOOVER, Rochester; four grandchildren, April HOOVER, Cranston, R.I.; Aaron and Adam HOOVER, Indianapolis, and Autumn HOOVER, Rochester three sisters, Martha MILLER, Silver Lake, Della KENNEDY, Virginia, and Delphi POTTER, Kentucky, and a brother, Sam ROGERS, West Virginia.  Four brothers, John, Carl, Sylvester and Verlie ROGERS, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo.  Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetry, Kokomo.  Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Saturday, February 6, 1988

 

Cora Wagoner

                Cora WAGONER, 95, a former Fulton resident who had resided at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for two years, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the nursing home.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.

 

Monday, February 8, 1988

 

Cora A. Wagoner

                Services for Cora A. WAGONER, 95, formerly of Fulton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. John ANDREWS officiating, assisted by the Rev. John BERRIEN.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until services on Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

                Mrs. Wagoner died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had lived for two years.

                She was born Jan. 21, 1893 in Kansas to Eli and Elvira SMITH LONG.  She moved from Fountain County to Fulton County in 1939.  She was married in July 1914 in Kansas to Jacob WAGONER, who died June 14, 1954.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elvira JAMES, Phoenix, Ariz.; Elpha B. WAGONER, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, and Mrs. Albert (Ellen M.) WALSH, Rt. 2, Kewanna; a son, Leonard B. WAGONER,  Rt. 5, Logansport; twelve grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Jesse LONG, Wichita, Kan.  A son, Jacob M. “Cullie” WAGONER, Feb. 15, 1985, two brothers and four sisters preceded in death.


George Poffenbarger

                Services for George POFFENBARGER, 78, Rt. 2, Middletown, were to be at 10 a.m. today in the Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, Middletown, with the Rev. Brian MILLER officiating.  Burial was to be in Miller Cemetery.

                Memorials may be made to the Henry County Humane Society or the Lions Club leader dog program.

                Mr. Poffenbarger died Thursday evening in St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

                Born in Madison County, he was a dairy farmer for 40 years until retiring in 1975.  He had lived in Sulphur Springs since 1930.  He was a charter member o the Sulphur Springs Lions Club, and rceived the Master Key Award.  He belonged to the Jefferson Township Farm Bureau and several dairy organizations.

                He was prceded in death by his wife, Thelma [POFFENBARGER], in 1986.  Survivors include two sons, Robert [POFFENBARGER], Rochester, and Martin [POFFENBARGER], Middletwon; three sisters, Mrs. John ELLISON, Middletown, Mrs. Frank GOLDSMITH, Andrson, and Mrs. Thelma RATHBUN, Middletown, and nieces and nephews.

 

Robert O. McMahan

                Robert Otto McMAHAN, Pebble Beach, Calif., formerly of Rochester, died Friday after a short illness.

                He was born to Otto and Carrie TOWNSEND McMAHAN.  He moved to Fresno, Calif. in 1936 and to Pebble Beach in 1964.  He was married to Kay LIZENBY, who preceded in death.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School, DePauw University, Greencastle, and the Harvard Graduate School of Business.  He started the central division of McMahan Furniture Stores in the Central Joaquin Valley of California.

                Surviving are a son, Michael McMAHAN, Pebble Beach, and a daughter, Mrs. Marcia ZELUS, Australia.

                Family services were conducted.

 

Florence L. Leffert

                Florence L. LEFFERT, 66, of 15729 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 6:35 a.m. today in her home.  She had been in failing health for six months.

                She was born Dec. 6, 1921 in Hammond to Guss and Minnie PHILLIPS PREUSS.  She lived all of her life in the Culver and Argos communities.  She was married June 25, 1941 in Plymouth to Harry D. LEFFERT, who survives.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and was a member and past president of the Culver Homemakers Club.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Ronald LEFFERT, Plymouth; three grandchildren, Melinda J. and Ronda LEFFERT, both of Sellins Grove, Pa., and Andy LEFFERT, Rochester, and a great-granddaughter.  Two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn NULL and Mrs. Beverly McLEAN, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetry, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.


Louise C. Cover

                Louise C. COVER, 86, Denver, died at 3:43 p.m. Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born Aug. 24, 1901 in Peru to Joseph and Matilda KRAUSKOPF FIETZ.  She was married April 11, 1920 in Peru to Lawrence Claude COVER, who died Nov. 16, 1962.  She attended the Denver Baptist Church.

                Surviving are a daugher, Joan COVER, Denver; two sons, Charles L. and John L. COVER, Sanford, Fla.; fifteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ellen RICHARDSON, Fort Wayne.  A daughter, Mary [COVER], a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jeff SEXTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Alida B. Lease

                Alida Blanche LEASE, 82, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Tuesday, February 9, 1988

 

Graydon S. Roe

                Graydon S. ROE, 78, Logansport, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

                He was born April 25, 1909 in Spencerville, Ohio to Fred T. and Bertha M. SCHMIDT ROE.  He was married Feb. 12, 1956 to Barbara CUNNINGHAM, who survives.  He retired in 1970 after 16 years with he Indiana Motor Bus Co.  He was manager of the Logansport bus station from 1964 to 1968, and previously had been a bus driver and ticket agent.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dennis ROE, Royal Center, and James Graydon ROE, Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Gail Leigh BRIGGS, Richmond, Va.; a sister, Nadine SRIVER, Talma; five grandchildren; a niece, and a nephew.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Art MALONEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport, with military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the Cass County Heart Fund.


Clifford R. Southerton

                Clifford R. SOUTHERTON, 87, Macy, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                He was born Aug. 14, 1900 in Miami County to George J. and Eva HARTMAN SOUTHERTON.  He lived all of his life in the Macy Area.  He was married Jan. 20, 1925 to Vera SLUSSER, who died May 2, 1943.  He was married May 25, 1953 to Esther NEFF, who died April 2, 1985.  He owned and operated Cliff’s Garage, Macy, for 55 years.  He was a longtime trustee and sexton of Plainview Cemetery, Macy, a member of the Macy Christian Church and a former member of the Macy Volunteer Fire Department.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) GOHN, Rochester; two grandchildren, Robert GOHN Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Terry (Kathy) HUDSON, South Bend; two great-grandsons; two step-sons, Robert and Richard NEFF, Rt 2, Macy; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marjorie McDOWELL, Rt. 6, Rochester; eleven step-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil FROBISH, Onarga, Ill.; Mrs. Carrie JENKINS, Rochester, and Mrs. Elzie ZARTMAN, Fulton, and two brother, Lee SOUTHERTON, Macy, and Roy SOUTHERTON, Indianapolis.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Macy Christian Church with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, and an hour before services Thursday at the church.  Memorials may be made to charity or to the church.

 

Alida Lease

                Services for Alida LEASE, 82, Rt. 1, Rochester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in 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 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services on Thursday.  Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the Manitou Training Center.

                Mrs. Lease died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                She was born Nov. 2, 1905 in Fulton County to Andrew and Lillian DuBOIS BABCOCK.  She lived all her life in Fulton County.  She was married Sept. 8, 1929 to Herrold J. LEASE, who survives.  Through the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Lease and their family, the Babcock Scholarship Fund was established.  This fund has helped hundreds of Rochestr High School graduates attend college.  She was a member of the Rochester Eastern Star, the Rochestger Women’s Club and the Green Oak Club.  She was a graduate of Kewanna High School.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Howard J. and James E. LEASE, both of     Rt. 1, Rochester; five grandchildren, Matthew LEASE, Rochster; Warren LEASE, Macy; Jeffrey LEASE, Logansport; David LEASE, Zanesville, Ohio, and Mrs. Carl (Marcia) BUCK, Charleston, S.C., and five great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.


Emil Schultz

                Emil SCHULTZ, 89, South Bend, died at 8:26 p.m. Sunday in Michiana Community Hospital.

                Born June 16, 1898 in Germany, he had lived in South Bend most of his life.  He was married Oct. 24, 1937 in Rochester to Evelyn TOWNE, who survives.  He was a self-employed shoemaker and had worked for Dodges and Studebaker, retiring in 1962.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carol SCHULTZ, South Bend; a son, Herbert Lee SCHULTZ, South Bend; a sister, Emma [SCHULTZ], West Germany, and two brothers, Gustaze [SCHULTZ], Alberta, Canada, and Godfried [SCHULTZ], East Germany.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hollis-Palmer Funeral Home, South Bend.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

 

John Nolan

                John NOLAN, 74, Rt. 4, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Friday at his home.

                He was born May 1, 1913 in Memphis, Tenn., to Andrew and Lucile NOLAN.  He moved from Culver to Aubbeenaubbee Township five years ago.  He retired from Culver Military Academy in 1980.

                There are no known survivors.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Michael HAYDEN officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, February 10, 1988

 

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Thursday, February 11, 1988

 

Ralph D. Paul

                Services for Ralph D. PAUL, 86, of 1215 Lakeshore Drive, are tentatively set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

                Mr. Paul died at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for three months.

                He was born Oct. 9, 1901 in Stoughton, Mass., to Samuel and Harriet C. SCOTT PAUL.  He moved from New York City to the Rochester and Roann areas in 1972.  He was married May 2, 1981 in North Manchester to Ruth K. ULLERY, who survives.  An electrical engineer, he was retired from Dravo Engineering Corp., New York City.  He was a graduate of Worcester Polytchnic Institute in Massachusetts.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a step-son, Arthur BURGE, Kokomo; a niece, Mary SCOTT, and a nehew, Joseph SCOTT, both of New York.  A brother Allard PAUL, preceded in death.


Friday, February 12, 1988

 

Orville J. Nickels

                Orville J. NICKELS, 81, of 1944 E. Donald St., South Bend, died Thursday at his home.

                He was born may 9, 1906 in Royal Center to Joseph H. and Lydia N. COMPTON NICKELS.  He moved to South Bend from Rochester in 1967.  He was married April 30, 1927 in South Bend to Lula “Dolly” TUCKER, who survives.  He had been a farmer in the Rochester area, and was a member of the Howard Park Senior Citizens Club, South Bend.

                Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Thelma E. STONE and Flossie WHITNEY, both of South Bend; a brother, Ivan M. NICKELS, Kokomo; nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend, with the Rev. Bruce HAUPALAINEN officiating.  Friends may call from          2 to 4 p.m. Friday.  Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Roy Harts

                Roy HARTS, 95, Rt. 1, Amboy, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Marion General Hospital.

                He was born Feb. 14, 1892 in Leiters Ford to Benjamin and Almeda HEMMINGER HARTZ.  He was married Nov. 12, 1914 in Amboy to Opal STREBIN, who died Aug. 15, 1953.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Miami County Farm Bureau and the McGrawsville United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are three sons, John and Donald HARTS, both of Amboy, and Richard HARTS, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred YOUNCE, South Bend; eight grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Four sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Laird Funeral Home, Amboy, with the Rev. Tom HOEHNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery, Rt. 5, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Ruth M. Garshwiler

                Ruth M. GARSHWILER, 95, formerly of Bippus, died at 7:10 a.m. Today in the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Huntington.

                She was born Sept. 24, 1892 in Huntington County to George and Matilda HAMSELMAN.  She was married Dec. 1, 1917 to Frank GARSHWILER, who died March 15, 1950.  She was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bippus.

                Surviving are a son, Bill GARSHWILER, Bippus; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) GRADELESS, Rochesrter; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Deal Funeral Home, Andrews.  Burial will be in the St. John’s Cemetery, Bippus.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.


Mildred I. Wearly

                Mildred Irene WEARLY, 75, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 7 .m. Thursday in the Kosciusko Community Hospital.

                She was born July 1, 1912 in Greentown to Joseph and Ida Mae FRENCH SAUL.  She moved from LaFontaine to Beaver Dam in 1966.  She was married April 12, 1931 in the home of Rev. C. I. GOBLE to William Otis WEARLY, who survives.  She was a custodian for the Mtropolitan School District in Wabash County for 12 years.  She was a member of the LaFontaine Christian Church, the Wabash Eagles Lodge and the Wabash Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Otis Dee WEARLY, Silver Lake; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Willamae) BAER, Wabash; Mrs. Jim (Ruth Ann) OSWALT, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Marjorie MORRIS, Rochester, and Mrs. Bud (Bertha Jo) GODDEN, Wabash; twenty-one gandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.  A daughter, a brother and a sister prececed in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Garrett and Sloane Colonial Mortuary, Wabash, with the Rev. Dale FRENCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, February 13, 1988

 

Herrold J. Lease

                Herrold J. LEASE, 81, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                He was born Dec. 4, 1906 in Wayne Township to Henry O. and Susan BRUCE LEASE.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married Sept. 8, 1929 to Alida B. BABCOCK, who died Feb. 7, 1988.  He owned and operated H. J. Least Office Machines from 1945 to 1969.  He also farmed.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Rochester Community School Board for several years at which time he and his wife established the Babcock Scholarship Fund for Rochester High School graduates.  He was a former director of the Letiers Ford State Bank.

                Surviving are two sons, Howard J. and James E. LEASE, both of Rochester; five grandchildren, Mathew LEASE, Rochester; Warren LEASE, Macy; Jeffrey LEASE, Logansport; David LEASE, Zanesville, and Mrs. Carl (Marcia) BUCK, Charleston, S.C.; five great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Howard O. LEASE, Tustin, Calif.; Homer E. LEASE, Beaverton, Ore., and Harris D. LEASE, Rt. 2, Kewanna.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the Manitou Training Center.


Lowell M. Staner

                Lowell M. STANER, 79, of 7121 McCook Ave., Hammond, died about noon Thursday in his home of an apparent coronary attack.

                He was born Jan. 1, 1909 near Argos to Charles and Nora MYERS STANER.  He moved from Argos to Hammond 48 years ago.  He spent most of the summers at his farm at Old U.S. 31 and Indiana 110.  He was married May 24, 1941 in New American to Helen ILER, who survives.  He joined Inland Steel Corp. in 1940 and retired as a foreman in 1974.  He was a member of the Inland Steel Management Club.

                Surviving with the wife are three brothers, Oliver STANER, Argos; Richard STANER, Windsor, Pa., and Robert STANER, Lapaz; nieces and nephews.  An infant son and a brother, Billy [STANER], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from     9 a.m. until services Monday.

 

W. Dean Reed

                W. Dean REED, 64, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at his residence after an extended illness.’

                He was born May 12, 1923 in Liberty Township to Clarence and Mabel EASTERDAY REED.  He lived all of his life in Fulton County.  He was married June 26, 1946 in South Bend to Audra CHAMP, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the New Life Church, Rochester, and of Gideons International.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) BUTLER, Bucyrus, Ohio; a son, Donald REED, Rt. 6, Rochester; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Dwight REED, Rt. 2, Kewanna, and Harold REED, Indianapolis.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the New Life Church, Rochester Civic Center, with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and for an hour before services Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.  Memorials may be made to Gideons International or the New Life Church.

 

William P. Warren Sr.

                William P. WARREN Sr., 70, of 3441 E. VanBuren 149, Phoenix, Ariz. 85008, died at 4 a.m. Friday following emergency surgery at Humana Hospital, Phoenix.

                He was born April 26, 1917 near Rochester.  He moved to Phoenix from the Rochester area in 1956.  He was married to Gwendolyn MOORE, who survives.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Bodies and the El Zaribah Shrine.  He was a retired employee of the Garrett Corporation, Phoenix.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, William “Bill” WARREN Jr., Phoenix; a daughter, Sharon AYLESWORTH, Phoenix; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary ODEN, Rochester; nieces, and nephews.  A grandson preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Mercer Mortuary, Phoenix.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Phoenix.  Memorials may be made to the Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped,  7507 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85251.


Monday, February 15, 1988

 

Lillian A. Kamp

                Lillian A. KAMP, 64, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday at her home.

                She was born May 14, 1923 in Miami County to Ernest H. and Alice “Lavon” SANDERSON BODKIN.  She was married July 21, 1945 in Miami County to Forrest KAMP, who survives.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Don (Betty) HUDSON, Etna Green; Mrs. Rick (Gloria) PARSON, Roann, and Mrs. Jasper (Sara Jane) DULIN, Rochester; nine grandchildren; her mother, of North Manchester, and two sisters, Helen KISSINGER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Raymond (Lucille) DOERING, Akron.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. James MALBONE and Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until services Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Fannie McQuillan Enyeart

                Fannie McQUILLAN ENYEART, 71, Warsaw, formerly of Bourbon and Tippecanoe, died at 2:10 a.m. today at the Mason Health Care Facility, Warsaw.

                She was born June 14, 1916 in Hawkins County, Tenn., to Ott and Mary WHITE McCLAIN.  She was married in 1951 to Gerald McQUILLAN, who died in 1974.  She was married in 1975 to Garland ENYEART, who died in 1981.  She was a retired employee of the Bendix Corp., having worked for 22 years at the Boubon plant.  She also was co-owner of the North Webster Antique Store.  She was a member of the Argos Church of Jesus Christ.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Barbara) HARRELL, Rantoul, Ill.; Mrs. Thelma CRESS, Brookville; Mrs. James (Patricia) HENSLEY, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Joyce ROE, Warsaw; a son, John A. SMITH, Tippecanoe; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Anne STUTZMAN, Nappanee, and Mrs. Patty Sue BURKHALDER, Warsaw; two step-sons, Keith ENYEART, North Webster, and Kenneth ENYEART, Houston, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Calvin (Mae) RINGLE, Akron; Mrs. Bessie GRUBBS, North Webster, and Mrs. Pearl JONES, Pittsburgh, Pa.; nieces, and nephews.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Argos Church of Jesus Christ with Pastor Blaine PENNINGTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery, near Talma.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and for an hour before services at the church.


Wilma M. McGlothin

                Wilma May McGLOTHIN, 64, Leiters Ford, died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born Aug. 17, 1923 in Kokomo to Elmer “Doc” and Violat L. SWEENEY SHEPHERD.  She moved from Rochester to Leiters Ford 32 years ago.  She was married July 2, 1948 in South Bend to Woodie E. McGLOTHIN, who survives.  From 1955 to 1973 she and her husband owned and operated the Wil-Wood Cafe in Leiters Ford.  She was assistant postmaster at Leiters Ford for nine years and the postmaster for the past year before retiring due to illness.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Leiters Ford.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Fritz (Patricia) PLOTHOW, Plymouth; Mrs. Bill (Victoria) RUSSELL and Mrs. Ron (Bettie) GROSS, both of Leiters Ford; ten grandchildren; and her step-father, Lloyd REDDINGER, Rochester.  Her mother, a granddaugher and two brothers, Dean and Buddy SHEPHERD, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael C. HAYDEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 1988

 

Lena E. Rogan

                Lena E. ROGAN, 80, formerly of Argos, died at 9 p.m. Monday at the MEDCO Nursing Center, South Bend.

                Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Wednesday, February 17, 1988

 

Lena E. Rogan

                Services for Lena E. ROGAN, 80, of 6114 S. Gotham St., South Bend, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in 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 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the South Bend Memorial Hospital Neonatal Unit.

                Mrs. Rogan, formerly of Argos and Plymouth, died at 9 p.m. Monday at the MEDCO Nursing Center, South Bend.

                She was born Nov. 14, 1907 in Muncie to David and Minnie MOORE HITE.  She was married Dec. 7, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Cornelius P. ROGAN, who died in 1968.  She was a member of the Hi Neighbor Club and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Phyllis) JACOX, South Bend; three sons, Patrick ROGAN, Homosassa, Fla.; Don ROGAN, Plymouth, and Lowell ROGAN, Gas City; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth REDMAN, South Bend, and Mrs. Maxine BECK, Elkhart, and three brothers, Loyal HITE, Raymod HITE and Arnold HITE, all of Plymouth.  Preceding in death were a son, Robert [ROGAN], in 1970; a sister, Erma PAXTON, and a brother, Dale HITE.


Nyona S. Casbon

                Memorial services for Nyona S. CASBON, 71, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Vernon Chapel in the Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, with the Rev. Joe EMERSON officiating.

                Mrs. Casbon, Kokomo, died at 6:04 a.m. July 17, 1987 in the Forest Park Health Care Center, Kokomo.  She donated her body to science.  The body has been cremated.

                Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo, is handling arrangements.

 

Thursday, February 18, 1988

 

Glennis M. Crowel

                Glennis M. CROWEL, 88, Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Peabody Health Care Center.

                She was born June 24, 1899 in Kosciusko County to William and Jennie SANDERSON HIPPENSTEEL.  She moved from Rochester to the retirement home in November 1974.  She was married Sept. 28, 1918 to John Robert CROWEL, who died June 14, 1967.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester.

                There are no close survivors.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Peabody Retirement Home chapel with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Peabody Retirement Home.  Arrangements are being handled by the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester.

 

Leo D. Zimmerman

                Leo Daman ZIMMERMAN, 79, Maple Lane Drive, Tinley Park, Ill., died unexpectedly at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in South Suburban Hospital, Hazelcrest, Ill.

                He was born Aug. 24, 1908 in Rochester to Leo George and Blanche SMALLES ZIMMERMAN.  He moved from Rochester to the Chicago area 50 years ago.  He was married July 30, 1947 in Chicago to Jeanette C. BURGELMAN, who died Sept. 12, 1980.  He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.  A memer of the U.S. Air Corps during World War II, he served in the Southwest Pacific Theater with the “Jolly Roger” Bombing Squadron.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School, attended the University of Chicago, and was a member of the St. George’s Catholic Church, Tinley Park.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilhelm (Virginia B.) PROMER, Chicago; a granddaughter, Katherine E. PROMER, Chicago, and three brothers, Herbert, Major and James ZIMMERMAN, all of Rochester.  Two brothers preceded in death, Emerson [ZIMMERMAN] in 1981 and Val [ZIMMERMAN] III in 1979.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Kenneth BOHLINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. tonight.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.


Don E. Beattie

                Don E. BEATTIE, 79, 311 East Donmoyer, South Bend, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born March 1, 1908 in Rochester to James W. and Elizabeth GOSS BEATTIE.  He was married Aug. 31, 1952 in Osceola to Ruby WHEATLEY, who survives.  He was a member of the Crest Manor Church of the Brethren, South Bend.  He was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1927 to 1931.

                Surviving are a son, Michael [BEATTIE], Albuquerque, N.M.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Linda STEDMAN, Ionia, Mich.; a grandson; two step-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Guisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, with the Rev. David BIBBEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Crest Manor Church of the Brethren.

 

Friday, February 19, 1988

 

Mabel J. Barnhart

                Mabel J. [BRAGINTON] BARNHART, 97, of 403 Indiana St., Argos, died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Little Rock, Ark.

                She was born March 12, 1890 near Crown Point.  She lived most of her life in the Argos community.  She was married Oct. 29, 1921 in Hammond to Earl B. BARNHART, who died in October, 1958.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Argos.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy KOWALSKI, Fairfield Bay, Ark., and a brother, Walter BRAGINTON, Woodlawn, Ill.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.

 

Robert C. Thomas Sr.

                Robert C. THOMAS Sr., 72, 208 E. Walnut St., Argos, died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday in the Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                He was born July 12, 1915 in Argos to Frank and Laura SIMMONS THOMAS.  He lived all of his life in this community.  He was married to Violet SANDBURG, who preceded in death.  He was married April 16, 1947 in Argos to Mary Belle REX, who survives.  He owned and operated Bob’s Service Station, 200 E. Walnut St., Argos, for over 40 years.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert C. THOMAS Jr., at home; a step-son, Joe REX, Argos; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bruce (Vivian) VanDerWEELE, Argos; two nieces, and a nephew.  A son died in infancy.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until services Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos EMS or the Diabetes Association.


Donald H. Bayless

                Donald H. BAYLESS, 71, Rt. 3, Frankfort, and Rt. 1, Kewanna (Lake Bruce), died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Nov. 5, 1916 in Lucerne to Samuel J. and Clarissa WHITE BAYLESS.  He was married to Ruth WAGONER, who died Dec. 22, 1979.  He was married Nov. 9, 1965 to Betty J. BRANDT, who survives.  He had been a train conductor for 25 years and a real estate salesman for McKinnley Real Estate, Winamac, before retiring.  He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce, and the Lake Bruce Association.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Gerry D. BAYLESS, Bargersville; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann OLOW, Santa Anna, Calif.; twin step-daughters, Jean URBIN, Kewanna, and Jane UNGER, Muncie; three grandchildren; nieces, and nephews.  A son and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dennis INGLE and Larry NEWBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Friends may call afer 2 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and for an hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Saturday, February 20, 1988

 

 

Donald H. Bayless

                Services for Donald H. BAYLESS, 72, Rt. 3, Frankfort, and Rt. 1, Kewanna (Lake Bruce), will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, rather than on Monday as previously reported.

                The rites will be at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce, with the Revs. Dennis INGLE and Larry NEWBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

                Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, after 2 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday, and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

                Mr. Bayless died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                Also, a son, was misidentified previously.  He is Terry D. BAYLESS, Bargersville.

 

Virginia E. Keim

                Virginia E. KEIM, 71, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 1:40 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.  Rites are pending at McCain Funeral Home, Denver.


Monday, February 22, 1988

 

R. Allan Unzicker

                R. Allan UNZICKER, 25, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday in his home after an extended illness.

                He was born Jan. 23, 1963 in Rochester to James and Mary LADSON UNZICKER.  He was married Dec. 28, 1984 in Mentone to Lou Ann BAKER, who survives.  He was a farmer.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mentone, and was an assistant Sunday School teacher and active with the youth of the church.  He was a 1981 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Jeffery Allan [UNZICKER], at home; his parents, James and Mary UNZICKER, Rt. 1, Claypool; three sisters, Laura and Tami UNZICKER, both of Claypool, and Sonya GALLOWAY, Grand Rapids, Mich., and both grandmothers, Melissa UNZICKER, Claypool, and Mildred LADSON, Mentone.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church, mentone, with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, southwest of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today in the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Virginia E. Keim

                Virginia E. KEIM, 71, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born July 6, 1916 in Miami County to Walter and Ethel BURGER CLEMANS.  She was married Nov. 23, 1944 in Gilead to James Eugene “Gene” KEIM, who survives.  She was a retired employee of Chamberlin Products Co., formerly of Akron.  She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, near Deedsville.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Shelby Diane SWEET, Leo, and Jerilyn Lea MASI, Rt. 1, Roann; a grandson, Aaron Christopher MASI, Rt. 1, Roann, and two sisters, Louise WAHLIG, Athens, and Charlene FITZPATRICK, Rt. 2, Macy.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Robert LOUGHEED and Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Enerprise [Tombaugh] Cemetery, near Gilead.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Charles E. Frakes

                Charles Edward FRAKES, 64, of 420 S. Franklin St., Winamac, died at 6:05 a.m. today at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born June 23, 1923 in Portland to Dewey and Goldie OVERLA FRAKES.  He moved from Portland to Winamac 39 years ago.  He was married oct. 8, 1948 in Walkerton to Fay M. STINEMETZ, who survives.  He worked in the maintenance department for Hart Schaffner & Marx.  He was a World War II veteran and a life member of the Winamac VFW.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Kimberly LOWRY and Paula GARNER, both of Winamac; two sons, Perry and Stacy FRAKES, both of Winamac; eight grandchildren; his mother, Goldie FRAKES, Bryant, and two sisters, Duetta BELLIS, Bryant, and Mary TULLIS, Geneva.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. William MATHYS officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.  The Winamac VFW will conduct military graveside services.  Memorials may be made to the cancer fund.


Tuesday, February 23, 1988

 

Barbara J. Collins

                Barbara Jean COLLINS, 62, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 1:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born May 4, 1925 in Logansport to Everett O. “Davy” and Lillian HOWELL CROCKETT.  She was married April 14, 1946 to Walter N. “Sparky” COLLINS, who survives.  She was employed as the vital statistics clerk at the Cass County Health Department.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Miami County Home Extension Club, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Macy Eastern Star.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Dr. Lucinda K. WRIGHT, Davenport, Iowa; Sharon L. CROUSSORE, Logansport, and Catherine L. COLLINS, Logansport, and five grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Katharine LEHMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Eastern Star services will be Wednesday evening.  Memorials may be made to the Macy United Methodist Church.

 

Wednesday, February 24, 1988

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, February 25, 1988

 

Kenneth C. Jones

                Kenneth C. JONES, 59, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 4:03 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was admitted about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday.  Death was unexpected.

                He was born April 19, 1928 in Detroit, Mich., to Norton and Kathryn BECKER JONES.  He moved here in February 1957 from Frankfort, Ind.  He was married May 28, 1949 in Frankfort to Margaret WORD, who survives.

                Mr. Jones had managed the former Local Finance office in Rochester for 23 years.  Since 1975 he had been with Farmers and Merchants Bank in Rochester, where he was an assistant vice president at the time of death.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Rochester Elks Lodge.  He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Nancy) BAKER, Lancaster, Pa., and Mrs. David (Janet) FORNEY, rural Warsaw; a son, Joseph A. [JONES], of Columbus; four grandchildren, Erica BAKER, Nova, Mich.; Jaime and Heather BAKER, Lancaster, Pa., and Kurt JONES, Columbus; the father, of Frankfort; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Jerine) BRITTAIN, Alexandria, La., and Mrs. Henry (Mary) PAWLOSKE, Michigan City, and two brothers, James E. [JONES], Frankfort, and Jerry T [JONES], Michigan City.  The mother died last year.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Ken BOHLINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Rosary wil be recited at 8 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.


Zethel V. Clemans

                Zethel V. CLEMANS, 86, of 127 Tacome Ave., Logansport, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at her home.

                She was born July 15, 1902 in Twelve Mile to Fulton and May MORRIS WOODHOUSE.  She was married in August 1933 to Merritt CLEMANS, who died Jan. 19, 1966.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Leo WOODHOUSE and Jay CLEMANS, both of Logansport; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Clara Mae WINEGARDNER, Rt. 2, Rochester; a step-son, Dean CLEMANS, Fontana, Calif., and a sister, Vivian HOLLINGER, Logansport.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. John BERRIEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 26, 1988

 

James G. Newcomb

                James Gould “Doc” NEWCOMB, 80, of 229 W. Eighth St., formerly of the Woodrow Community, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, following a seven-week illness.

                He was born Oct. 17, 1907 in Fulton County to Elmer M. and Effie BLACKETOR NEWCOMB and had lived all his life in this area.  He was married March 20, 1931 in Rocheser to Donna I. BROOKS, who survives.

                A retired farmer and Rochester businessman, he was a trustee of the First Baptist Church, worthy patron of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Optimist club, the Past Worthy Patrons Club and the Democart Men’s Club.  He had been a member of the Fulton County Selective Service Boad, the Fulton County Election Board, the Farmers Union and the 4-H Fair Board.  He was manager of the Farm Bureau Co-op for 15 years before retiring.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Edwin B. NEWCOMB, Rochester, and Karl E. NEWCOMB, Haubstadt; ten grandchildren, Mrs. William (Laura A.) TITUS, Scott NEWCOMB and Mrs. Lincoln (Cathleen) LUKENS, all of Rochester; James and Timothy NEWCOMB, Haubstadt; Howard NEWCOMB, Kankakee, Ill.; Jean Ann NEWCOMB, Cincinnati, Ohio; Kent NEWCOMB, Parma, Ohio, and Tom HOOPER and Mrs. James (Julia) LEHARD, both of Fort Branch, and four great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Micah LUKENS and Ryan and Mark TITUS, all of Rochester.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Carl [NEWCOMB], in 1971, Leonard [NEWCOMB], in 1925 and Floyd [NEWCOMB] in 1900, and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Betty) MYERS.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating, assisted by the Rev. Teal YOUNCE.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday followed by Masonic rites.  Memorials may be made to the “Roof” committee of the First Baptist Church.


Saturday, February 27, 1988

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, February 29, 1988

 

Robert Blubaugh

                Alcohol was a major factor in a one-car accident that killed one 18-year-old and injured another, Kosciusko County authorities said.

                Robert BLUBAUGH of the town of Bourbon died Sunday after being thrown from a car  being pursued by police, authorities said.

                Police attemptd to stop a vehicle driven by Troy HOLLAR of Etne Green about 3 a.m..  The high-speed chase ensued, during which the vehicle left the road on Old U.S. 30 near the Etna Green city limits and struck a metal pole, authorities said.

                Hollar and Bluebauch, a passenger, were thrown from the vehicle, and Blubaugh died on the scene.  Hollar was hospitalized with internal injuries at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

 

Kenneth LeRoy Shafer

                Kenneth LeRoy SHAFER, 75, of 126 E. Oakside, South Bend, died unexpectedly at 8:40 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph’s Medical Centr,  South Bend.  He had been in ill health for three months.

                He was born Sept. 9, 1912 in Macy to Lewis and Meryl LAMBERT SHAFER.  He moved to South Bend 18 years ago from near Bourbon.  He was married May 16, 1934 to Ruth BOGANWRIGHT, who died in 1968.  He was married Sept. 5, 1970 in Tippecanoe to Anna GRIMM, who survives.  He was a member of the Community Baptist Church at South Bend, and was retired from the Bendix Corp., South Bend.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Myron (Rasalee) OVERMYER, Tippecanoe; a son, Harold “Red” SHAFER, Tippecanoe; two step-sons, Daniel GRIMM, Rochester, and Terry GRIMM, Argos; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Martha HOPKINS, Plymouth; Jesse HAMILTON, Syracuse, and Catherine SPANGLE, Laketon, and two brothers, William [SHAFER], Marshalltown, Iowa, and Glen [SHAFER], Greenforest, Ark.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Dr. Vaughn SPRUNGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Community Baptist Church or the Heart Fund.


Dennis L. Zeider

                Dennis L. ZEIDER, 32, of 11600 Nansemond Dr., Louisville, Ky., formerly of Fulton County, was killed instantly at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in an industrial accident while working for Bryant Equipment Co., Inc., Louisville.

                He was born July 27, 1955 in Tempe, Ariz., to Robert E. and Mary Ellen MARKLEY ZEIDER.  He moved to Louisville six months ago from Cullman, Ala.  He was married Jan. 11, 1975 in Fulton to Barbara A. BRYANT, who surives.  He was a member of the U.S. Air force Reserves, a former employee of Sealed Power Corp., and a graduate of Caston High School.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Mathew and Jason [ZEIDER]; three brothers, Steve, Chuck and Frank [ZEIDER], all of Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Deb BRIDGE (his twin), Mrs. Dan (Chris) HIPSHER and Sue ZEIDER, all of Logansport; his parents, Logansport; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Olieva HUPP, Logansport, and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.

 

Marguerite Keys

                Mrs. Marguerite (HOLMES) KEYS, 85, formerly of 219 E. Ninth St., died at         12:40 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had lived since 1985.

                She was born May 4, 1902 in Wabash County.  She was married Oct. 16, 1940 to William P. KEYS, who died Oct. 19, 1967.  She had been a telephone operator for 26 years, was a member of the First Baptist Chuch, the Epsilon Gamma Class of the church and the Rochester Eastern Star, and was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

                Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. John (Lawana) BIRD, Pittsfield, Mich., and two nieces, Betty JONES, Mooresville, and Katheryn SAITTA, Wichita Falls, Texas.  A niece, Beverly DICKINSON, LaPorte, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

 

Stella Von Fultz

                Stella Von FULTZ, 77, of 1306 Hill St., died at 9:29 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital after a three-week illness.

                She was born March 25, 1910 in Rochester to Charles ands Mayme DOWNS BAILEY and had lived all her life in Rochester.  She was married Sept. 3, 1932 in Madison to Roy D. FULTZ, who died in 1971.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, American Legion Auxiliary, Rochester Women’s Club, Democrat Women’s Club, McKinley Club, Onawa Club and RSVP.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harriet A. JAMESON and Mrs. Caroline STEPHEN, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, Mary E. JAMESON, Willow Grove, Pa.; Charles D. JAMESON, Rochester Sally STEPHEN, Indianapolis, and Rachel STEPHEN, Rochester.  Preceding in death were a granddaugher and a sister.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in 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 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 Heart Fund or the Manitou Training Centers.


Henry C. Skidmore

                Former Fulton County treasurer Henry Clay “Hank” SKIDMORE, 79, of 318 W. 12th St., died at 3:10 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient for one week.

                He was born May 18, 1908 in Rosslyn, Ky., to Albert and Carrie EWEN SKIDMORE.  He moved here 67 years ago from Stanton, Ky.  He was married Aug. 21, 1938 in Rochester to Ruth PLETCHER, who survives.  For a number of years, he and his brother Forrest [SKIDMORE] owned and operated the Phillips 66 service station on Main Street a half-block south of Ninth Street.  Mr. Skidmore was Fulton County treasurer for eight years, Rochester Township trustee for eight years, and had served on the Rochester Schol Board.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and for over 50 years had been a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge.  He, his brothers and his father played on the former Rochester Merchants baseball team for a number of years.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Tom [SKIDMORE], Indianaolis, and Steve [SKIDMORE], Rochester; five grandchildren, Chris, Anne and Pat SKIDMORE, Indianapolis, and Emily and Kacie SKIDMORE, Rochester; his step-mother, Mrs. Ferol SKIDMORE, Peabody Home, North Manchester; a sister, Mrs. Max (Norine) BAILEY, Milton, Fla., and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were his parents and three brothers, Forrest, Vic and Bill SKIDMORE].

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

 

Marie B. Plotner

                Marie B. PLOTNER, 84, Royal Center, died at the Pulaski Health Care Center Nursing Home in Winamac at 3:40 a.m. today.

                She was born Dec. 25, 1902 in Star City to George H. and Estella KELLY BREW.  She was married in Monticello June 20, 1921 to Charley S. PLOTNER, who died Dec. 27, 1967.  She was a retired assembly line operator for RBM in Logansport and a member of he VFW Auxiliary in Winamac.

                Surviving are three daughters, Phae SNAVLEY and Helen ROGERS, both Rt. 1, Idaville, and Joyce A. FREELS, Rt. 6, Rochester a son, Dick [PLOTNER], Royal Center; eighteen grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three sons, a daughter, two brothers and two sisters.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrison, Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center with the Rev. Steve LAUE officiating.  Burial will be in the Star Ciy I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.  VFW Auxiliary memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 1, 1988

 

Lester King

                Lester KING, 89, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday morning at Tucson, Ariz.

                He was married to Nellie WINEGARDNER, who died in January, 1987.

                Surviving are a son, Richard KING, Tucson; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A son and two brothers, Howard KING, Rochester, and Herald KING, Ft. Wayne, preceded in death.

 


Barbara A. Hartman

                Barbara Ann HARTMAN, 68, Pierceton, died at 6 p.m. Monday in the Columbia City Community Care Center.

                She was born Sept. 27, 1919 in Plymouth to Sam and Edna SWITZER BAKER.  She lived in Pierceton most of her life.  She was married April 4, 1938 to Gerald H. HARTMAN, who survives.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Pierceton, and the Pierceton Eastern Star.

                Surviving with her husband are three sons, Jerry and William HARTMAN, both of Pierceton, and Timothy HARTMAN, Monroe, Mich.; a daughter, Leah Ann HARTMAN, New York City; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mary RINEHART, Bloomington, and Nancy SAYGER, Rochester, and a brother, Bill BAKER, Plymouth.  A daughter, Barbara Jill [HARTMAN], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Pierceton, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial wil be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Eastern Star will conduct services at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 2, 1988

 

Gerald W. Wolff

                Gerald Wayne WOLFF, 64, of 423 W. Third St., died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Sept. 25, 1923 in Delta, Ohio, to Owen D. and Bertha May WOLFF.  He moved here from California 20 years ago.  He was married Sept. 22, 1984 in Rochester to Betty Lou SHAMBARGER, who survives.  He retired in 1985 from Torx Products, Rochester.  A World War II U.S. Army veteran serving in the European Theater, he was a member of the Rochester American Legion Post and the Rochester Eagles Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Mary) KITTLE, Grover Hill, Ohio; two sons, Robert WOLFF, New Bavaria, Ohio, and David WOLFF, Defiance, Ohio; seven grandchildren; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ron (Judy) SWEANY, Rochester; a step-son, Steve SHAMBARGER, Rochester three step-grandchildren, and two brothers, Donald WOLFF, Defiance, and Carl WOLFF, Phoenix, Ariz.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in 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 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until services Friday.  The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct graveside rites.

 

Lester King

                Services for Lester KING, 89, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Rochester, were to be today in the Eastlawn Cemetery, Tucson.

                He died at 8:10 a.m. Feb. 28 in Tucson.

                He was born Feb. 22, 1899.

                Incorrect information was given to The Sentinel on Tuesday concerning Mr. King’s survivors.  Surviving are a son, Richard L. KING, Tucson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Howard KING, Rochester, and Harold KING, Ft. Wayne.  A son, Charles KING, preceded in death.


Edna M. Bryan

                Edna M. BRYAN, 88, United Methodist Home, Warren, died there at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

                She was born in Miami County and was a former resident of Culver.  She was married to Arthur BRYAN, who died in September 1953.  A retired employee of the Culver Military Academy, she was a member of the Culver United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a brother, Wallace D. MORRIS, and a sister, Mrs. Geneva CASTLEMAN, both of Rochester.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the United Methodist Home chapel, Warren.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Home Chapel.  The Butler Funeral Home, Warren, is handling arrangements.

 

Marjorie E. Mulholland

                Marjorie E. MULHOLLAND, 70, Beverly Hills, Calif., died at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday in Los Angeles.

                She was born Nov. 21, 1917 in Vancouver, British Columbia, to George G. and Isabella WILSON CHAPMAN.  She lived most of her life in California.  She was a retired executive secretary for the Beverly Hills Friars Club.

                Surviving are a son, Steve MULHOLLAND, Rochester; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jean GRIZWOLD, Vancouver, and Mrs. Muriel DIXON, Nanaimo, British Columbia, and a brother, George CHAPMAN, Vancouver.  A sister preceded in death.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Lela N. Elliott

                Lela N. ELLIOTT, 85, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Mary Shoemaker

                Mary SHOEMAKER, died Tuesday at Woodlaw Hospital.

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

 

Thursday, March 3, 1988

 

Edna M. Bryan

                Graveside services for Edna M. BRYAN, 88, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver.

                Mrs. Bryan died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Home in Warren, where she resided.

                Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the United Methodist Home chapel.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.  The Butler Funeral Home, Warren, is handling arrangements.


James Hubeny Jr.

                James HUBENY Jr., 74, Kewanna, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday in his home.

                He was born Feb. 2, 1914 in North Judson to James and Catherine PETERS HUBENY Sr.  He was married to Catherine STARR April 14, 1936 in Kewanna; she survives.  He was a retired mechanic for the former Kewanna Implement Co., and a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kewanna, the Logansport Moose Lodge and the Kewanna Fire Department.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Dorothy MILLER, Culver, and Martha KURZ, Kewanna; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Robert HUBENY, Kewanna, and Charles HUBENY, Dunwoody, Ga.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, with the Father Cornelius J. KELLY officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Peters Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, where the Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Hershel E. McGowen

                Hershel E. McGOWEN, 74, of 306 S. Franklin St., Mentone, was dead on arrival at Kosciusko Community Hospital at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday.

                He was born Jan. 7, 1914 in Etna Green to Bert ad Bessie SILVEUS McGOWEN.  He lived most of his life in the Menone and Etna Green areas.  He was a farmer, carpenter and plasterer.  He was married Jan. 29, 1938 in North Manchester to Neola BASH, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. David (Dorene) ROMINE, Mentone; a son, Melvin MILLER, Nuremberg, West Germany; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Devon (Belva) HIBSCHMAN, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Charles (Mabel) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Allen (Beatrice) PIERSON, Elkhart, and two brothers, Dale and Donald [McGOWEN], both of Mentone.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery, northeast of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Lela N. Elliott

                Lela N. ELLIOTT, 85, formerly of 501 First St., Argos, died at 11:48 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born March 28, 1902 in Geneva to Charley and Emma MANN.  She lived most of her life in the Argos area.  She was married Sept. 18, 1917 in Berne to Ernest ELLIOTT, who died in 1985.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the Argos American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was a member and past president of the Izaak Walton League Auxiliary.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bud (Helen) BOSWELL, Argos; two sons, Merrill ELLIOTT, Plymouth, and Charles ELLIOTT, Tippecanoe; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; two sisters, Florence NEVRIL, Geneva, and Dorothy DEBACOY, Ridgeville, and a brother, Harvey MANN, Ellenton, Fla.  A son Kenneth [ELLIOTT] preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Fund.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is handling the arrangements.


Emma Winter Gregory

                Emma WINTER GREGORY, 85, Kewanna, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at her home.

                She was born Nov. 4, 1902 in Winamac to Anthony and Mary ELMERICK SHORTER.  She had lived in Pulaski County most of her life.  She was married in 1923 to Daniel WINTER, who died Aug. 1, 1938.  She was married Nov. 18, 1947 to Alvin GREGORY, who died Sept. 28, 1967.  She was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna.

                Surviving are four daghters, Sister Clarise WINTER, Kokomo; Madeline MARTIN, Logansport; Catherine NUFER, Winamac, and Agnes SIEMENS, Medaryville; two sons, Daniel WINTER, Galveston, and Frank WINTER, Lansing, Ill.; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Katheryn FENTERS, Winamac, and Anna ZEHNER, Monterey. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac, with the Revs. Cornelius J. KELLY and Albert REED officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, where the Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Mary L. Shoemaker

                Services for Mary L. SHOEMAKER, 68, Kewanna, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in he St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, with the Father Cornelius J. KELLY officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, where the Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

                Mrs. Shoemaker died at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Nov. 11, 1919 in Wabash to Clyde and Ethel WINBIGLER SMITH.  She was married March 17, 1946 in Kokomo to Frank A. SHOEMAKER, who survives.  She was a retired inspector for RBM, Logansport, and a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Kewanna VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

                Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Sharon R. HERSHMAN, Rochester; a son, Jack SHOEMAKER,  Star City; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marceline RASMUSSEN, Peru; her mother, Ethel HALL, Marion; two sisters, Dorothy [SMITH], Florida, and Marilyn BRUBAKER, Marion, and eight brothers, Robert and Forrest SMITH, Wabash; Garl SMITH, Ohio; Junior SMITH, California; George SMITH, Marion; James SMITH, Florida; Richard SMITH, Evansville, and John SMITH, Marion.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

 

Friday, March 4, 1988

 

Lula F. Latta

                Lula Faye LATTA, 87, Fountain View Place Nursing Home, Porgtage, formerly of Kewanna, died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at the home. She was born July 6, 1908 in White County to William D. and Martha J. SHIRRAR ARION.  She was married Dec. 1, 1928 in White County to Charles V. LATTA, who died Jan. l21, 1946.

                Surviving are five sons, William V. LATTA, Valparaiso; Mitchell LATTA, Burnettsville; Floyd LATTA, Gary; Earl LATTA, Rochester, and Melvin LATTA, Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Velda ARTIST, Rochester; Mrs. Mable STOEWER, LaPorte, and Mrs. Wanda ROGERS, Gary; thirty-three grandchildren, and 52 great-grandchildren.  A son, a daughter a granddaughter, two great-grandsons and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. David Paul FRETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Pro Cemetery near Headlee in Pulaski County.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until services Sunday.

 


Robert F. Fultz

                Robert F. FULTZ, 71, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born Sept. 26, 1916 in Cass County to Roscoe R. and Blanch S. BROWN FULTZ.  He was married Feb. 28, 1943 in Pulaski County to Dorothy M. CUNNINGHAM, who survives.  A retired farmer, he had worked 30 years at the Fulton County ASCS as a field representative.  He was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodfist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Shirley J. FULTZ, Rt. 2, Kewanna, and a brother, Clyde E. FULTZ, Logansport.  Three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until services Monday.

 

Saturday, March 5, 1988

 

Lula F. Latta

                Services for Lula F. LATTA, formerly of Kewanna, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. David Paul FRETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Pro Cemetery near Headlee in Pulaski County.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until services Sunday.

                Mrs. Latta, Fountain View Place Nursing Home, Portage, died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday in the home.

                Information provided The Sentinel for Mrs. Latta has been corrcted.  She was 79.  Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Cletus (Velda) ARTIST.

 

Monday, March 7, 1988

 

John E. Collins

                John E. COLLINS, 54, Logansport, died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the Chase Convalescent Center, Logansport.

                He was born Aug. 6, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, Ill., to William H. and Zelma L. BERNARD COLLINS.  He was a 1951 graduate of Rochester High School.

                Surviving ae three sons, Timothy, Shawn and Kerry COLLINS, all of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Marny BOPP and Megan COLLINS, both of St. Louis; two grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis M. ESHELMAN, Logansport, and Diane SHEW, Belleville, Mich., and a brother, William H. COLLINS, Indianapolis.

                Services will be private.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 o’clock tonight in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.


Joseph H. Vinson

                Joseph H. VINSON, 75, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 1:25 a.m. Suday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                He was born Aug. 12, 1912 in Peru to Albert and Olga KEMPS VINSON.  He was married June 10, 1950 in Rich Valley to Beulah M. REED TOWNSEND, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving wih the wife are a son, Norman Jay VINSON, Cecil, Ohio; two step-sons, Conrad E. TOWNSEND, Logansport, and Wallace W. TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Imogene LESLEY and Marjorie GOTHARD, both of Peru, and three brothers, Roy VINSON, Hartford City; Francis VINSON, Red Key, and Omer Dale VINSON, Wabash.  A grandson preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. David CORRELL and Stephen HOUSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 8, 1988

 

Raymond C. Gentry

                Raymond C. GENTRY, 86, Rt. 4, Winamac (Beardstown), died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Community Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born May 11, 1901 in Starke County to John and Minnie GENTRY.  He was a truck driver and had worked at Studebaker in South Bend for a number of years.  He was married Jan. 26, 1944 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Susan HUMES, who survives.

                Also surviving are a step-daughter, Virginia WARREN, South Bend; a step-son, Ralph HARDING, Winamac; eight grandchildren including Mrs. Jerry GRUBE and Mrs. Pearl GILBERT, both of Rochester; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Milo and Cleo [GENTRY], both of South Bend.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday in the Braman and Son Memorial Chapel in Knox, with the Rev. Vernon HIMES officiating.  Burial will be in the Eagle Creek Cemetery at Knox.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. EST today.

 

Wednesday, March 9, 1988

 

Alma A. Pressel

                Alma A. PRESSEL, 85, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Rochester Nursing Home.

                She was born Nov. 9, 1902 in Muncie to Thomas and Lilly GABLE HILTON.  She moved to Macy from Indianapolis in 1982.  She was married Oct. 30, 1923, to Dewey PRESSEL, who died Oct. 26, 1984.  She was retired from Campbell Circular Advertising.  She was a member of the Southeastern Union Community Church in Indianapolis.

                Surviving are two sons, Donald PRESSEL, Macy, and Paul PRESSEL, Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Laverne) WEDERZAK, Indianapolis; a sister, Beatrice STETTLER, Muncie; eleven grandcildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.  A son and three grandchildren preceeed in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Colonial Hill Baptist Church of Indianapolis, where friends may call for an hour before services.  Burial will be in the Union Chapel Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, is handling arrangements.

 


Beulah F. Sommers

                Beulah F. SOMMERS, 70, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 12:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital following a six-month illness.

                She was born Nov. 14, 1917 in Indianapolis to Paul and Alta RUDY LOCKRIDGE.  She moved from Greentown to Rochester in 1951.  She was married July 29, 1939 in Plymouth to Daniel A. SOMMERS, who died June 30, 1984.  A former operator for the Rochester Telephone Co., she was a member and past noble grand of the Rochester Rebekah Lodge, a lifetime member of the Logansport Eagles Auxiliary and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester Eastern Star, Mt. Zion Club and Green Oak Home Economics Club.

                Surviving are a son, H. Dale SOMMERS, Rochester; eight grandchildren; four great-grandsons; a sister, Mrs. William (Barbara Joan) SKILES, Winter Haven, Fla., and two brothers, William ROSE, Streator, Ill., and Wayne ROSE, St. Petrsburg, Fla.  Preceding in death were a son, Donald [SOMMERS], in 1986; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until services Friday.  The Rochester Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

E. Marcelle Henderson

                E. Marcelle HENDERSON, 77, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 8 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home.  She was born July 6, 1910 in Wabash to George and Johannah BREMBECK SCHLEMMER.  She moved from Fort Wayne to Rochester in 1956.  She was married Dec. 25, 1938 in Wabash to Loy A. HENDERSON, who died May 19, 1969.  A former music supervisor and teacher in the Wabash Schools, she was a graduate of Manchester College and the Serwood School of Music, Chicago.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Rochester Eastern Star and the Rochester Women’s Club.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Joan FENIMORE, Port Orange, Fla.; a niece, and a nephew.  A brother, Dr. George H. SCHLEMMER, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne,  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  The Rochester Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Rebabell Conley

                Rebabell CONLEY, 55, of 1109 Park St., died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in her residence following an eight-month illness. She was born Oct. 21, 1932 in Rochester to Willie L. and Leona GOOD SWANGO.  She lived here all her lie.  She was married Dec. 2, 1948 in Rochester to Oddis CONLEY, who survives.

                Also surviving are three sons, Dennis, Tom and Jim [CONLEY], all of Rochester; a daugher, Mrs. David (Linda D.) RUDD, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; a great-grancson a step-son, Larry EHLINGER, Rochester; the mother, of Rochester; two brothers, Melvin Earl SWANGO, Rochester, and Charles SWANGO, Plymouth; nieces, and nephews.  A brother, Arthur [SWANGO], the father and a daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Thursday, March 10, 1988

 

Zora A. Wilson

                Zora A. WILSON, 91, Kewanna, died at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                She was born March 23, 1896 in Fulton County to Thomas F. and Alfretta BEERY NEFF.  She was married Feb. 3, 1917 in Kewanna to Hugh H. WILSON, who died Dec. 23, 1974.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, the Kewanna-Union Township Library Board and the Mother’s Club.  She was a 1913 graduate of Kewanna High School.

                Suriving are three sons, Robert WILSON, Bremen; Arthur WILSON, Kewanna, and Gene WILSON, Indianapolis; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. and a brother, Clyde NEFF, Rochester.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until services Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, March 11, 1988

 

Edward S. Fisher

                Edward S. FISHER, 65, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born Sept. 22, 1922 in Stilesville to Arley and Gertrude FLOYD FISHER.  He moved from Indianapolis to Macy four years ago.  He was married to Thelma STERLING FISHER, who survives.  He retired five years ago as a fine grinder for the Standard Die Co., Indianapolis, where he was employed 15 years.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Manitou VFW.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Paul Edward FISHER, Spencer, and Craig FISHER, in the U.S. Navy; fifteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Donald MABRY and Robert MABRY; three step-daughters, Pat JOHNSON, Judy PITZER and Linda ADAMS; his mother, of Greencastle; five brothers, Ivan FISHER, Anderson; Don FISHER, San Francisco, Calif.; Fred FISHER, Bringhurst; Roy FISHER, Coatesville, and Jim FISHER, Greensburg; two sisters, Edith SMITH, Greencastle, and Clara SPENCER, Rt. 1, Macy, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Wilson-St. Pierre Chapel of the Chimes, 1234 Prospect St., Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the New Crown Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today.


Carroll S. Sparks

                Carroll S. SPARKS, 84, Royal Center, died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                He was born May 5, 1903 in Jamestown, Ind., to J.B. and Dolly SPERRY SPARKS.  He was married June 30, 1928 in Logansport to Hazel PORTER, who survives.  A 1925 Purdue University graduate, he formerly taught and coached at Royal Center-Pioneer High School.  He was a member of the Jamestown Christian Church, the Royal Center Masonic Lodge and the Cass County Retired Teachers Association.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Phyllis NACKE, Columbus, Ohio; a son, Richard SPARKS, Michigan City; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Mike ANDERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until services Sunday.  Masonic rites will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, March 12, 1988

 

John S. Hudkins

                John S. HUDKINS, 58, 401 N. Plum St., Plymouth, died at 1 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Sept. 21, 1929 in LaPorte to Byron and Dora STEVENS HUDKINS.  He was married April 24, 1971 to Zelma FLECK, who survives.  He was a repair man for Northern Indiana Public Service Co.  He was a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge, the Plymouth Eagles, the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, the Plymouth Kilwinning Lodge, and a lifetime member of the Kewanna VFW.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Connie HUDKINS and Sue BUSCHMAN, both of Culver; a son, John P. HUDKINS, Bremen; a step-daughter, Delores HAMILTON, Valparaiso; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a brother, Hugh HUDKINS, Kewanna, and his mother, Kewanna.  An infant son prceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Military graveside rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p..m. Sunday.  The Plymouth Moose Lodge will conduct services at 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may vbe made to the Donor’s favorite charity.


Monday, March 14, 1988

 

Clara I. Rankin

                Clara I. RANKIN, 76, of 1519 Jefferson St., died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital after being ill for several weeks.

                She was born July 7, 1911 in Camden, N.J., to August and Katherine FALLSTICK LISS.  She moved from Haddon Heights, N.J., to Rochester 18 years ago.  She was married Nov. 9, 1940 in Camden to Charles T. RANKIN, who died Sept. 30, 1958.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen RANKIN, Rochester; two brothers, John W. LISS, Elmer, N.J., and Lawrence H. LISS, West Berlin, N.J., and two sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Edna) GREAR, Cherry Hill, J.J., and Mrs. Sigurd (Florence) MONSEN, Collingswood, N.J..

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. James W. KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, and from 9:30 a.m. until services Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

 

Claude H. Harrell

                Claude H. HARRELL, 73, Fulton, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at his home.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born July 7, 1914 in Sullivan County to David John and Minnie HANES HARRELL.  He moved from Indianapolis to Fulton County in 1971.  He was married in 1955 in Indianapolis to Dorothy WILLIAMS, who survives.  A retired salesman, he served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a member of the Manitou VFW.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, David J. HARRELL, California; Richard HARRELL, Connersville, and Ronald HARRELL, Fulton, and five grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with Bishop Harry JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.  Military rites will be conducted by the VFW and American Legion.

 

Helen L. Hughes

                Helen L. HUGHES, 73, Redwood Road, Plymouth, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born Jan. 16, 1915 in Argos to Walter and Ethel PERSONETT HUGHES.  She lived most of her life in the Plymouth community.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Don (Mary) BOTTORFF, Plymouth; two brothers, James HUGHES, Plymouth, and Roy HUGHES, Argos; nieces, and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Edgar C. Diveley

                Edgar Charles DIVELEY, 82, Converse, formerly of Grass Creek, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Feb. 21, 1906 in Grass Creek to William and Martha HIZER DIVELEY.  He was married May 11, 1925 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Josephine MYERS, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Frank William DIVELEY, Rt. 6, Rochester, and William Edgar DIVELEY, Converse; two daughters, Mary June DEMPSEY, Royal Center, and Carolyn COX, Mooresville; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a brother, George DIVELEY, Great Falls, Mont., and a sister, Violet SIMPSON, West Palm Beach, Fla.  Two granddaughters, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Daniel PANGRATZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Rev. Warren Wagner and

Christine Wagner

                The Rev. and Mrs. Warren WAGNER, Carrollton, Ky., were killed about 8:20 p.m. Friday while walking across a highway.

                The Wagners, who have relatives in Fulton County, were struck by a pick-up truck on Highway 227 south of Carrollton.

                Joint funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Carrolllton First Apostolic Church.  Burial will be in the Moffett Cemetery, Milton, Ky.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Graham-Dunn Funeral Home, Carrollton.

                The Rev. Warren WAGNER, 83, of 311 Main St., Carrollton, Ky., was born June 4, 1904 in Bedford to James and Mabel FIELDS WAGNER.  He was married Jan. 16, 1982 to Christine PYLES.  He was a retired minister and a member of the Carrollton First Apostolic Church.

                Surviving are four sons, Warren F. WAGNER, Westerville, Ohio; W. Glenn WAGNER, Glendale, Ariz., and Jeff and Von WAGNER, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Delenia SCOTT, Belleview, Fla.; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Letha WAGNER and Goldie COYLE, both of Belleview, Fla., and Pearl KENDALL.

                Christine WAGNER, 74, of 311 Main St., Carrollton, Ky., was born Oct. 22, 1913 in Trimble County, Ky., to Marvin and Lena COLBERT PYLES.   She was married Jan. 16, 1982 to Warren WAGNER.  She was a member of the Carrollton First Apostolic Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donna LOPEZ, Greenville; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.


Tuesday, March 15, 1988

 

Treva M. McCord

                Treva M. McCORD, 77, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 3 a.m. Monday in her home.

                She was born Sept. 8, 1910 in Malinta, Ohio, to Leo and Margart STEVENS LATTA.  She was married Oct. 20, 1934 in Malinta to James R. McCORD, who survives.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, the Macy Eastern Star and the Allen Township Home Economics Club, was president of the Macy Mother’s Club and was a past matron of the Swayzee Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a son, Xen Lee McCORD, and three grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy and Angela McCORD, all of Rigdon, and the step-mother, Nellie LATTA, Napoleon, Ohio.  A half-brother, Walace LATTA, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Katherine LEHMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Thrailkill Cemetery, Swayzee.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Eastern Star will conduct services at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 1988 to Thursday, March 17, 1988

 

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Friday, March 18, 1988

 

Charles W. Meiser

                Charles W. MEISER, 99, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 12:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born May 8, 1988 in Jasper County to Frederick and Elizabeth PRECHTEL MEISER.  He moved fom Leiters Ford to southeast of Rochester in 1915.  He was married April 8, 1911 in Richland Center to Etta May OVERMYER, who died Sept. 9, 1967.  A retired farmer and school teacher, he taught school at the former Deadman’s College School west of Richland Center.  He was a member of the former Green Oak Church where he taught Sunday School for many years and was a former member of the board of direcrtors for the Leiters Ford State Bank.

                Surviving are two sons, Dr. Rolland O. MEISER, Michigan City, and Norman E. MEISER, Rochester; five grandchildren, William MEISER, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Susan BROOKS, Michigan City; Beth GROTE, Beaverton, Ore.; David MEISER, Greenwood, and Michael MEISER, Monticello, and nine great-grandchildren.  Three sisters, Florence GINTHER, Nellie MAY and Jessie CAMPBELL, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Brice CASEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until services Monday.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Paul Hoge

                Word has been received of the death this week of Paul HOGE, 3540 S. 125 W., Danville, formerly of Rochester.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Weaver Funeral Home, Danville.
Saturday, March 19, 1988

 

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Monday, March 21, 1988

 

Eugene R. Branning

                Eugene R. BRANNING, 67, New York City, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

                He was born Dec. 4, 1920 in Fort Wayne to Ernest and Ruth RITTENHOUSE BRANNING.  A retired architect for William Tabler and Associates, New York City, he was a veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are two nephews, Tom BRANNING, Evanston, Ill., and Phillip BRANNING, Babylon, N.Y.; a niece, Mrs. Harold (Susan) McFARLAND, Sarasota, Fla., and aunts and uncles, including Mary Margaret LEININGER of Akron.  A brother, Robert BRANNING, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Akron United Methodist Church with the Revs. Harold LEININGER and Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Willadean Rager

                Willadean RAGER, 73, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 1:05 a.m. today at her home.

                Arrangements are pending at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Fred A. Barnes

                Word has been received of the death of Fred A. BARNES, 75, of 102 S. Market St., North Manchester, formerly of the Akron area.  He died at 11 a.m. March 12 in Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.

                He wasa born Dec. 25, 1912 in Dowagiac, Mich., to Albert and Ethel PHILLIPS BARNES.  He was married Aug. 31, 1940 to Betty WADE, who survives. A past member of the North Manchester Rotary Club, he owned and operated the Barnes Shoe store in North Manchester for 25 years.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Victor (Cheryl) PARRETT and Bonnie FAIRCHILD, both of Wabash, and six sisters, Mrs. Kathryn LUMM, Wabash; Mrs. Charles (Lenora) EATON and Mrs. Harry (Margaret) WATKINS, both of Warsaw; Mrs. Deloris GRAICHEN, North Manchester, and Mrs. Arvada JONES and Mrs. Ronald (Jenette) FENIMORE, both of Akron.

                Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, and burial was in the Akron Cemetery.


Tuesday, March 22, 1988

 

Mildred C. Johnson

                Mildred C. JOHNSON, 90, formerly of Leiters Ford, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at the Villa Maria Convalescent Hospital, Santa Maria Calif.  She had been in failing health the past five years.

                She was born March 26, 1897 in Waukegan, Ill., to William and Cora CROSBY LAMSON.  She had lived in the Leiters Ford area from 1941 until moving to California in 1980.  She was married Oct. 12, 1941 in Waukegan to Harry L. JOHNSON, who died Nov. 28, 1967.  A Gray Lady at Woodlawn Hospital for 26 years, she was active in Red Cross work and was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge, the Eastern Star and the Leiters Ford Senior Citizens.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia KINKADE of Sisters, Ore.; a son, Willard BOWERS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A son, Kenneth BOWERS, and a step-daughter, Frances Jane JOHNSON, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church with the Revs. Norris KING and Michael HAYDEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, and an hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

 

Willadean Rager

                Services fo Willadean RAGER, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. James MALBONE and Terry CANFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, and an hour before services Thursday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

                Mrs. Rager, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 1:05 a.m. Monday at her home.  She had been in failing health for six months.

                She was born Oct. 2, 1914 in Wabash County to Earl and Hattie SCHMALZRIED SCOTT.  She was married Oct. 2, 1934 in South Vienna, Ohio, to Kendal RAGER, who survives.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God and its Women’s Guild.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Jerry RAGER, Fort Wayne, and Julian RAGER, at home; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Berniece WEAVER, Wabash.  A daughter, Linda THOMPSON, preceded in death.


Destiny Ann Duff

                Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Destiny Ann DUFF, who was stillborn at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                The Rev. Donald PETERS officiated the services, which were arranged by the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                Destiny was the daughter of Keith A. and Kimberly Sue ODEN DUFF, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa).

                Surviving with the parents are a brother, Daniel D. DUFF, at home, the maternal grandparents, Fred and Sarah ODEN, and the paternal grandparents, Steven and Donna DUFF, all of Rochester; the maternal great-grandmothers, Alma E. BAUGH, Purdon, Texas, and Mary E. ODEN, Rochester; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle HARPER, Rochester; the maternal great-great-grandmother, Matilda CAPPIS, Rochester Nursing Home, and the paternal great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Mildred HARPER, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, March 23, 1988

 

Charles A. Fiedler

                Charles A. FIEDLER, 87, Carlyle Nursing Home, South Bend, formerly of Rochester, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in the nursing home.

                He was born Feb. 10, 1901 in Lucerne to Daniel and Martha POWELL FIEDLER.  He was married Nov. 25, 1925 in Winamac to Gladys LEE, who died in 1980.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Zion Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Judy REID, South Bend, and Mary LOSCH, Lake in the Hills, Ill.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, Lucerne.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until services Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Arthur E. Collins Jr.

                Arthur E. COLLINS Jr., 36, Rt. 1, Box 116-B, Etna Green, died at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday as a result of an accident in Zimmers Parking Lot in Boggs Industrial Park, Warsaw.

                He was born Feb. 24, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas to Arthur E. and Lorraine URBAN COLLINS Sr.  He lived in the Bourbon and Etna Green area for nearly all of his life.  He was married March 22, 1974 to Janet RUSH, formerly of Macy, who survives.  He was employed by Bambi’s Roofing Inc., Atwood.  A 1970 graduate of Triton High School, he was a member of the Bourbon Masonic Lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Erica [COLLINS], at home; a son, Bryan [COLLINS], at home; his mother, Bourbon; four sisters, Alice RICHARDS, Springfield, Mass.; Kathy ROHR, Etna Green, and Nancy WOOD and Lynn COLLINS, both of Bourbon, and seven brothers, Harry [COLLINS], Torrington, Conn.; Arthur [COLLINS], Bath, Maine; Leroy [COLLINS], Springfield, Mass.; Ken “Bambi” [COLLINS], Warsaw, and Gary, Ted and Terry [COLLINS], all of Bourbon.  A brother, Harry [COLLINS], and a sister, Linda [COLLINS], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, with the Rev. Alvin SHIPPLETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Stoney Point Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until services on Friday.  Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday.

 


Chester J. Shriver

                Chester J. SHRIVER, 91, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at his home.  He had been ill about three months.

                He was born Jan. 5, 1897 in Akron to Elias and Minerva SHRIVER.  He lived all of his life in the Akron area.  He was married to Louise DeLQUGHTER, who died in 1930.  He was married Jan. 3, 1932 in Wabash to Esther SWEARES, who survives.  He retired from farming in 1976.

                Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Mrs. George (Mary Jane) KOTTERMAN and Mrs. Virginia DAVIS, both of Rochester; Mrs. Beulah I. ENGLE, Silver Lake; Mrs. John (Lauretta) SUMMERS, Kissimmee, Fla., Mrs. William (Barbara) COPPOCK, Wabash, and Mrs. Terry (Cheryl) SMITH, Akron; four sons, Harry D. SHRIVER, Syracuse; Jack J. SHRIVER, Silver Lake; Milo R. SHRIVER, Akron, and James D. SHRIVER, San Antonio, Texas, and sixty=five grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by five sons, Bill, Melvin, Gene, John and Wesley [SHRIVER], a grandchild, Chet KOTTERMAN, four sisters, Ellie HARTMAN, Faye GORDON, Ida HARTMAN and Rose PURITT and four brothers, Willis, John, Clarence and Jessie [SHRIVER].

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until services Friday.

 

Lawrence N. Winter Sr.

                Lawrence Norbert “Jack” WINTER Sr., 64, Logansport, died at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, where he had been a patient for one week.

                Formerly of Rochester, he was born Nov. 4, 1923 in Plaski County to Joseph “Peck” and Alice G. MALIA WINTER.  He married Mary A. TOWNE, who preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 1966.  He married Florence M. KOONS on Sept. 19, 1969.  She survives.

                He was a retired janitor for the City of Logansport, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

                Surviving with the wife are thee sons, Lawrence [WINTER] Jr., Royal Center, Jerry [WINTER], Plymouth, and Danny R. [WINTER], Rochester; a daughter, Sharon K. PETERS, Rochester; three brothers, James [WINTER], Winamac, Ralph “Red” [WINTER], Monticello, and Clarence [WINTER], Lansing, Ill. twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and nieces and nehews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter and two sisters.

                Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Charles KLINE officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Kroeger Funeral Home.

 

Myrtle M. Leininger

                Myrtle M. LEININGER, 99, Rt. 1, Fulton County Road 800 W., Culver, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.

                Arrangements are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.


Thomas L. Dresch

                Thomas L. DRESCH, 80, 1818 S. Union St., Kokomo, died at 7:28 a.m. Sunday in the Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born Nov. 16, 1907 in Tiffon, Ohio.  He was married Dec. 24, 1949 to Donna Maxine ORR, who survives.  He had owned and operated the former Dresch’s Billiard Hall and was a retired plumber and steam fitter.  He was the past president of Union Local 330.

                Surviving with the wife are a brother, Bob DRESCH, North Port, Fla.; nieces and nephews.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Eller’s Chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. William ALLISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 24, 1988

 

Myrtle M. Leininger

                Services for Myrtle M. LEININGER, 99, will be at 2 p.m. Saurday in the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church with the Revs. Gene JANIK and Mark DAY officiating.   Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday and until noon Saurday at he Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, and until services Saurday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Mr. Hope United Methodist Church.

                Mrs. Leininger, Rt. 1, Fulton County Road 800 W., Culver, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.

                She was born Oct. 10, 1888 near Culver to Isaac and Anna BATZ EDGINGTON.  She lived in the area until 1909 moving to Chicago, where she lived until returning to this area in 1964.  She was married Oct. 14, 1914 at Culver to Elmer C. LEININGER, M.D., who died in 1955.  She retired from nursing at Henrotin Hospital, Chicago, in 1964, and was a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Chuch.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor HOPPLE, Culver; two sons, John LEININGER, Brownsburg, and William LEININGER, Psospect Heights, Ill., and four grandchildren.  A son, Elmer LEININGER Jr., three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

 

Friday, March 25, 1988

 

Emery A. Davis

                Emery A. DAVIS, 84, of 19900 State Road 117, Culver, died at 2:45 a.m. today at the Lake Shore Clinic, Culver, following a heart seizure.

                Arrangements are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.


Saturday, March 26, 1988

 

Patrick D. Covington

                Patrick Dairl COVINGTON, 18, of 422 W. Center St., Warsaw, formerly of Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday at his home.  John SADLER, Kosciusko County Deputy coroner, attriburted the death to carbon monoxide poisoning.

                He was born May 1, 1969 in Tacoma, Wash., to Jerry and Joanne BORDER COVINGTON.  He lived most of his life in the Rochester area, moving to the Warsaw area five months ago.  Employed by the Zimmer Corporation, Warsaw, he formerly attended Rochester High School and was a member of the Fulton County Chapter of the ABATE motorcycle club.

                Surviving are his mother, Joanne LOPER, Cromwell; his father, Jerry COVINGTON, 1215 Jefferson St.; a sister, Melissa [COVINGTON], and a brother, Michael [COVINGTON], both at home with the father; the maternal grandmother, Flora RUDASKI, Chicago; the maternal grandfather, Dairl BORDER, Rochester, and the paternal grandmother, Clara COVINGTON, Rochester.  The paternal grandfather, Hubert COVINGTON, died in 1974.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.   Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until services Monday.

 

Richard B. Manwaring

                Richard B. MANWARING, 66, Warsaw, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mentone United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Emery A. Davis

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Emery A. DAVIS, 84, Culver, who died Friday morning.  The Rev. Mark DAY will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.

 

Monday, March 28, 1988

 

June Duncan

                Services for June DUNCAN of Ashley were to be at 2 p.m. today in Waterloo.  She died Thursday in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Surviving are two sons, Larry [DUNCAN], Rocheser, and Lynn [DUNCAN], Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Sharon [DUNCAN], California, and four grandchildren, Christopher, Jenny and Matt DUNCAN, Rochester, and Todd [DUNCAN], California.


Ryan Lee Musselman

                Ryan Lee MUSSELMAN, 21, Mexico, died at 5:19 p.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, following a motorcycle-car accident in Peru.

                He was born April 17, 1966 in Peru to Robert Lee and Della D. ECKELBARGER MUSSELMAN.  A 1984 graduate of North Miami High School, he was employed by Conner’s Saw Mil, Walton, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Peru.

                Surviving are the mother and step-father, Della and Roger SKEEN, Crawfordsville, the step-mother, Dorothy MUSSELMAN, Mexico; three brothers and a sister, Rod MUSSELMAN, Macy; Derek MUSSEMAN, Mexico, and Matthew and Amy SKEEN, Crawfordsville, and the grandparents, Raymond and Nine MUSSELMAN, Peru; Ovid and Ruby ECHELBARGER, Peru, and Lorraine EISBRENNER, Mexico.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Milton W. Hartoin

                Milton W. “Mel” HARTOIN, 70, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born May 11, 1917 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to William and Laura HOLLEY HARTOIN.  He was married to Kathleen ZIMMERMAN, who preceded in death.  He was married June 18, 1966 in Logansport to Evelyn WILSON, who survives.  A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from the Indiana Green Thumb, was a clerk for the Fulton County Senior Citizens and was chairman of the Fulton County Red Cross Chapter.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Thomas W., Andrew Gilbert and Steven L. [HARTMAN], all of Logansport; four step-sons, Richard BAKER, Larry BAKER and Terry BAKER, all of Logansport, and Donald BAKER, Louisville, Ky.; a step-daughter, Sue SMITH, Logansport; his mother, Fort Thomas, Ky.; twelve grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and two brothers, Leonard DUESING and Ed DUESING, both of Fort Thomas, Ky.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Art MALONEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Tisgah Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Emery A. Davis

                Emery A. DAVIS, 84, of 19900 State Road 117, Culver, who died Friday morning in the Lake Shore Clinic at Culver, was a native of Fulton County.

                He was born Sept. 9, 1903 to Levi and Nancy COWEN DAVIS.  He moved to South Bend in 1925 and lived there until 1965 when he moved to Culver.  He was a retired real estate broker and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Culver, the St. Joseph Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend.  He was married June 20, 1925 in Plymouth to Gladys M. FREESE, who survives.

                Also surviving are two daughters, Marcella J. WILLIAMS and Patricia A. WELCOME, both of South Bend; a son, John DAVIS, Merrifield, Minn.; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Norman DAVIS, Argos.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services were to be at 11 a.m. today in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.


Richard B. Manwaring

                Services for Richard B. MANWARING, 66, Warsaw, were to be at 1 p.m. today in the Mentone United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial was to be in the Mentone Cemetery. Mr. Manwaring died at 5:40 a.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was born Feb. 5, 1922 in Rochester to Frank P. and Ersie LATIMER MANWARING.  He lived all his life in the Mentone and Warsaw areas.  He was married Feb. 14, 1948 to Bess A. NAPIER, who died Dec. 1, 1971.  He was married April 10, 1976 to Betty S. DUNCAN, who survives.  A World War II veteran of he U.S. Air Force and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he held the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.  He was a member of the Caterpillar Club.  He was president of Manwaring Leghorn Farms and the Midwest Poultry Services, and was a past president of the State Poultry Association and rcipient of its Golden Egg award in 1986.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, Mentone Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Temple, Warsaw Elks Lodge and the Tippecanoe Country Club.  He was a director of the Farmers State Bank of Mentone.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Kim) BARAJAS, Normal, Ill.; a son, Daniel R. [MANWARING], North Manchester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Dana) GARRETT, Noblesville; two step-sons, Larry DUNCAN, Indianapolis, and John DUNCAN, Noblesville; five grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

 

Mary  M. Griffis

                Mary M. GRIFFIS, 73, Mentone, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at her home.

                She was born March 21, 1915 near Summit Chapel in Marshall County to George and Jennie COAR FORD.  She lived all her life in the Mentone area.  She was married Sept. 11, 1935 in Plymouth to Gilbert E. GRIFFIS, who survives.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, the Mothers of World War II, the Mentone Fireman’s Auxiliary, and the Mentone Home Economics Club.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Betty) BOGGS, Warsaw; two sons, Bill GRIFFIS, Burket, and Bob GRIFFIS, Bourbon; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest FORD, Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs. Judah (Dorothy) TROWBRIDGE, Bourbon.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetry.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Hospice.

 

Raymond L. Constant

                Raymond Lee CONSTAN, 72, formerly of Leesburg, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

                He was born Dec. 23, 1915 in Kentucky to Harrison and Emma CAROLL CONSTANT.  He moved to the Leesburg area in 1983 from Fort Wayne.  A World War II veteran with he U.S. Army, he was last employed as a nurseryman at the Green Leaf Nursery, Warsaw.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Emma) McCULLOUGH, Killelen, Texas; Mrs. David (Rosa) HATFIELD, mentone; Mrs. Charles (Loretta) CATT, Cloverdale, and Ruth CONSTANT, Indianapolis; a son, Tommy CONSTANT, Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Ordell (Vonie) SANDERS, Brownsville, Ky.; Mrs. Rurick, (Della) RAY, Smiths Grove, Ky., and Mrs. Sue HENDERSON, Fort Wayne.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Dean McFADDEN officiating.  Burial be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.


Tuesday, March 29, 1988

 

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Wednesday, March 30, 1988

 

Anita Mae Lukander

                Navy Airman Anita Mae CARTER LUKANDER, 22, Atlantic Beach, Fla., died about March 18 in Jacksonville, Fla.

                She was born Oct. 21, 1965 in Peru to Thomas D. and Opal HURT CARTER Sr.  She was married May 9, 1987 to Petty Officer 2nd Class William E. LUKANDER, who survives.  She was stationed at the Mayport Naval Air Station.  She was a 1984 graduate of North Miami High School and Upper Wabash Vocational School.

                Surviving with the husband are her parents, of Peru; a brother, Thomas D. CARTER Jr., Peru; a sister, Barbara J. FITZPATRICK, Chili; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew HURT, Rt. 2, Peru; two nieces, and a nephew.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. John CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetry.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Cleo J. Wideman

                Cleo Joe WIDEMAN, 90, formerly of Akron, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                He was born July 8, 1897 in Akron to John Alexander and Mary BARNES WIDEMAN.  He had lived in Akron most of his life.  He was married in March 1921 in Akron to Sarah Marie SHRIVER, who died in April 1966.  He was married in June 1968 in Kendallville to Dorothy ROWLISON, who died in December 1987.  Retired from masonry work, he was a member of the Akron Church of God where he had served on the board of directors.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Ardella) FREDENBURG, Riviera, Ariz.; two sons, Harold WIDEMAN, Akron, and Willis WIDEMAN, Macy; three step-sons, Worthy ROWLISON, Greenville, Tenn.; Kenneth ROWLISON, Kendallville, and Gene ROWLISON, Edfgerton, Ohio; a step-daughter, Lois HOCH, Edgerton, Ohio; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Homer and Ed WIDEMAN, both of Akron, and Clayton WIDEMAN, Amboy.  A son, Leroy WIDEMAN, four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, and an hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Church of God Memorial fund.


Thursday, March 31, 1988

 

Francis B. Jones

                Francis B. JONES, 71, Macy, died at 6:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                He was born July 31, 1916 in Wabash County to Oliver and Georgie EKLBERGER JONES and had lived most of his life in he Macy area.  He was married Marcy 14, 1942 in Peru to Katheryn MANG, who survives.  He retird from Sealed Power after 32 years’ service.  He was a member of the Macy Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Macy Eastern Star and the Macy United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Lana) KUHN, Denver, and Mrs. Bill (Jane) SPRAGUE, Sterling, Colo.; two sons, Mark [JONES], Rochester, and Kent [JONES], Macy; ten grandchildren; the father, of Macy, and a brother, Berne O. JONES, Akron.  The mother and a brother preceded in death.

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

 

Friday, April 1, 1988

 

Francis B. Jones

                Services for Francis B. “Shorty” JONES, 71, Macy, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                The Rev. Katharine LEHMAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday for an hour before services.  Masonic serices will be at 8 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Macy United Methodist Church or the Cancer Fund.

                The funeral home made two corrections in spellings from Thursday’s obituary for Mrs. Jones.  His mother was Georgie ECKELBARGER.  His wife, who survives, is the former Kathryn MANG.

                Mr. Jones died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

 

Saturday, April 2, 1988

 

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Monday, April 4, 1988

 

Wallace Morris

                Wallace “Dick” MORRIS, 86, of 1312 Rochester Blvd., died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks.

                He was born Sept. 8, 1901 in Miami County to George and Cora Allie WILLIS MORRIS.  He was married July 21, 1925 to Susie DAVIS, who died Dec. 11, 1969.  He was married April 11, 1974 to Grace STINGLEY, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Bethel (Donna Jean) OLINGER, Rochester, and Mrs. George (Marilyn) HALTERMAN, Rochester; a son, Joe MORRIS, Rochester; five step-daughters, Opal KISSINGER, Logansport; Pat GREER, Talma; Alice WEBB, Mentone; Mary Katherine BARDEN, Mishawaka, and Thelma COOK, Columbia City; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Vernon (Geneva) CASTLEMAN, Rochester.  A daughter, a son, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, April 5, 1988

 

Marion W. Beecher

                Marion W. BEECHER, 71, Rt. 1, Royal Center, died at 6 a.m. today at his home.

                He was born Sept. 10, 1916 in Fulton to Clinton E. and Grace H. CONDON BEECHER.  He was married Dec. 25, 1937 in LaCrosse to Esther BICKETT, who survives.  A Boone Township, Cass County farmer and purebred Angus breeder, he attended Purdue University for one year.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and was a Cass County  4-H supporter.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Connie PHILLIPS, Rt. 2, Royal Center; two sons, Kip BEECHER, Grover City, Calif., and Jim BEECHER, Rt. 1, Royal Center; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Everett [BEECHER], Wanatah; Carr [BEECHER], Denver, and Harold LARKIN, Rt. 2, Rochester; four sisters, Elaine SHAFER, Rt. 2, Royal Center; Maxine JOHNSON and Harriet MORRIS, both of Logansport, and Jean GRABLE, Twelve Mile.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Steve LAUE officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. Thursday until services.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 1988

 

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Thursday, April 7, 1988

 

William H. Landes

                William Howard LANDES, 85, Chili, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                Born March 20, 1903 in Richland Township, Miami County to Lewis Allen and Elnora DAY LANDES, he was married May 13, 1922 inDenver to Alice E. STONER, who died July 25, 1957.  He was married July 1, 1961 in Carmel to Mildred A. STONER, who survives.  A retired carpenter, he served on the Duke Memorial Hospital board of trustees for 17 years and the Chili Cemetery board for many years.  He was a member of the Chili United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Forrest E. LANDES, Auburn; a step-son, Merrill F. STONER, Peru; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.  A son, Lewis Watson LANDES, two brothers, Elza and Roy LANDES, and a sister, Iona McHENRY, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Mary M. Biggs

                Mary M. BIGGS, 66, of 5107 W. Fourth St., South Bend, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                She was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Dowagiac, Mich., to Alex and Dora MOROZOWSKI.  She was married July 8, 1942 in Rochesrter to Dale BIGGS, who survives.  She was retired from Wheelhorse Corp., South Bend.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Marcia De LEE, South Bend; two sons, Rick [BIGGS], South Bend, and Darryl [BIGGS], North Liberty; six grandchildren; two sisters, Caroline KASPER and Helene DZIUBINSKI, both of South Bend; four brothers, Peter MOROZOWSKI and Joseph HOLOBYN, both of South Bend; Sam MOROZOWSKI, High Point, N.C., and Henry MOROZOWSKI, Chicago.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph Funeral Home, St. Joseph, with the Rev. Kenneth MENDENHALL officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Richard S. Brown

                Richard S. BROWN, 87, Twelve Mile, died Wednesday afternoon at his home.

                Services are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Violet G. Smith

                Violet G. SMITH, 83, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:13 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Nursing Home.

                Services are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


Leoma M. Anderson

                Leoma M. ANDERSON, 88, of 518 W. Ninth St., died at 2:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Oct. 22, 1899 near Delong to David and Clara KALEY HEMINGER.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was married Oct. 11, 1919 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Max ANDERSON, who died Aug. 28, 1971.  She attended the Christian Church, Kewanna.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Betty) MILLER, Mentone; Mrs. Phyllis BECRAFT, Rochester; Mrs. Allen (Marilyn Sue) GRUBE, Kokomo, and Mrs. Paul (Ruth Ann) REUTER, Yellow Creek Lake; two sons, Donald ANDERSON, Dayton, Ohio, and Robert ANDERSON, Anderson; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Sylvia SMITH, lafayette.  Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Olin J. CORBITT officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and for an hour before services Saturday.

 

Friday, April 8, 1988

 

Richard S. Brown

                Services for Richard Samuel BROWN, 87, Twelve Mile, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Pat TOBIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

                Mr. Brown died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in his home.

                He was born Sept. 26, 1900 in Bethlehem Township, Cass County, to George and Elizabeth THOMPSON BROWN.  He was married June 22, 1921 in Twelve Mile to Effie C. SWANSON, who died Jan. 16, 1984.  A retired boilermaker for the Penn Central Railroad, he was a member of Twelve Mile United Methodist Church and the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving are three sons, Robert L. [BROWN], Hyde Park, N.Y.; Richard A. [BROWN], Valparaiso, and Jerry A. [BROWN], Lucerne; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Catherine HIBNER, Bremen, and two brothers, Harry BROWN, Henderson, N.C., and William BROWN, Twelve Mile.  Two sons, including Carl E. BROWN, preceded in death.

 

Violet G. Smith

                Services for Violet G. SMITH, 83, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

                Mrs. Smith, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:13 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Nursing Home.

                She was born Feb. 11, 1905 in Marshtown to Roy O. and Anna ANSON NUTT.  She was married June 14, 1925 in Kewanna to Chester D. SMITH, who died Oct. 24, 1983.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church and the Kewanna Home Economics Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Annetta M. BESSE, Kewanna; a son, Kenneth D. SMITH, Kewanna, and a brother, Harold NUTT, Lincoln, Ill.  A son preceded in death.


Eva L. Kleine

                Eva Lucille KLEINE, 84, formerly of 1114 E. Calvert St., South Bend, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday in the Cardinal Health Care Center, South Bend.

                She was born April 12, 1903 in Argos to William and Lucy THOMAS HARMON.  She moved from Burlington, Wis., to South Bend in 1951.  She was married Nov. 26, 1922 in Woodstock, Ill., to Theodore A. KLEINE, who died Oct. 20, 1981.

                There are no survivors.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in he Forrest G. Hay Ironwood Chapel, South Bend, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call for two hours before service at the chapel.  The Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is handling arrangements.

 

Saturday, April 9, 1988

 

Finettie Rudd

                Finettie RUDD, 61, Rt. 2, Box 210, Rochester, died at 7:10 p.m. Friday at her home.  She had been in failing health since November.

                She was born Sept. 11, 1926 in Foracer, Ky., to John Bailey and Dora CRAFT HOWARD.  She moved here from Kentucky in 1952.  She was married July 28, 1945 in Salyersville, Ky. to Hurndon RUDD, who survives.  A member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Knox, she worked for Robertson Transformer, Rochester, and had worked for 19 years at Chamberlin’s Products, Akron.

                Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Keith (Marcella) BOYD, Karen CLARK and Mrs. Daryl (Debbie) POWELL, all of Rochester, and Kathy ROGERS, Athens; four sons, Robert [RUDD], Anderson; Jack and David [RUDD], both of Rochester, and Bernard [RUDD], Macy; seventeen grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. James (Thelma) RUDD and Mrs. John (Eileen) DAVIS, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Dale (Betty) MILLER, Akron; three brothers, Carl HOWARD, Macy, and Paul and Harold HOWARD, both of Rochester; nieces, and nephews.  A daughter, Daisy [RUDD], and a brother, Junior BAILEY, preceded in death.

                Services will be a 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from        9 a.m. until services Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society.

 

Lillie L. Graham

                Lillie L. GRAHAM, 77, Rural Route 3, Peru, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                Born Jan. 5, 1911 in Perrysburg, to Verl and Belle CHAPIN ZARTMAN, she was married Aug. 20, 1931 to Kenneth GRAHAM, who preceded in death.  A homemaker, she is survived by four sons, Kenneth [GRAHAM] Jr., Fulton, Thomas [GRAHAM], Marion, Willard [GRAHAM], Macy, and Larry Joe [GRAHAM], Denver; one daughter, Bonnie HILLMAN, Kokomo; two sisters, Lucille SMITH, Mishawaka, and Annona PACKARD, Peru; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Flowers and Leedy Funeral Home, Peru with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.


Douglas A. Ferrell

                Douglas A. FERRELL, 22, Rt. 7, Rochester, died aout 11 a.m. Friday at his home.  The death is under investigation by the Fulton County Coroner’s office.

                He was born March 17, 1966 in Plymouth to Howard and Sandra MOLLENCUPP FERRELL Jr.  He was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  A 1985 graduate of Rochester High School, he was the owner and operator of Jo-By’s Pizza, an emergency medical technician in Elkhart and active in the Boy Scouts.

                Surviving are the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. James D. MATHIAS Sr., Rochester; a brother, Jeffrey A. FERRELL, Rochester maternal grandmother, Mary POLLOCK, Mishawaka; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George MOLLENCUPP, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Rosebud FERRELL, Argos; paternal great-grandmother, Edna ANDERSON, Rochester; aunts, uncles, and cousins.  His father preceded in death in 1966.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts.  Burial arranements are pending.

 

Monday, April 11, 1988

 

Raymond H. Braden

                Raymond H. BRADEN, 71, Rt. 4, Rochester (Leiters Ford), died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at his home.  He had been in failing health for six months.

                He was born Sept. 6, 1916 in Miami County to David and Nora CARRUTHERS BRADEN.  He moved from Miami County to this area 27 years ago.   He was married April 4, 1943 in Kokomo to E. Cathern BAYLESS, who died Aug. 6, 1986.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Macy Christian Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Kay) LAHMAN, Panama City, Fla., and Mrs. Gerald (Carolyn) JOHNSON, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Ralph Lewis BRADEN, Rt. 3, Rochester; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Vera) HIVELY, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Lawrence BRADEN, Peru; nieces, and nephews.  A sister, Pauline HENSELL, died in 1987.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Michael HAYDEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and one hour before services Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society.

 

Douglas A. Ferrell

                Inadvertently omitted by the funeral home from the list of survivors on the obituary of Douglas A. FERRELL in Saturday’s paper were a step-sister, Rose OCHESKEY, Rochester, and three step-brothers, James G. MATHIAS Jr. and Tink MATHIAS, both of Rochester, and Melvin MATHIAS of Texas.  A brother, Todd Allen FERRELL, died in 1964.

                Mr. Ferrell, 22, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 11 a.m. Friday at his home.  Services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Lyle M. Reed

                Lyle Myron REED, 82, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 11:58 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for four months.

                He was born June 28, 1905 in Indianapolis to John Delbert and Bertha AMOS REED.  He moved here from Greencastle in 1934.  He was married Aug. 30, 1930 in Winamac to Hazel CLARK, who survives.  He was retired from the former federal fish hatcheries in Rochester and the former Stewart’s Bakery, Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Noel (Virginia) LEWIS, Montpelier, and Mrs. D.S. (Bonnie) MORRISON, Indianapolis; a son, John REED, Rt. 4, Rochester; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four sisters; two brothers; nieces, and nephews.  A son, Russell [REED], died in 1968.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John ANDREWS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or the United Ministries of Fulton County.

 

Edna M. Morrison

                Edna M. MORRISON, 82, formerly of Tippecanoe and Culver, died at 11:32 p.m. Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had lived the past 2 1/2 years.

                She was born July 7, 1905 in Winamac to Gust and Mary OVERMYER REINHOLD.  She was married Nov. 28, 1935 at Bruce Lake to Glen MORRISON, who died June 30, 1975.  She was a member of the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church near Plymouth.

                Surviving are three sons, Ralph G. [MORRISON], Sarasota, Fla.; Raymond G. [MORRISON], Culver, and Harold A. [MORRISON], Plymouth; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death were an infant daugher, a 10-year-old son, two brothers and two sisters.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven CONGER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grosssman Funeral Home, Argos, from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and at the church Wednesday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the church.

 

Laura M. Foerg

                Laura M. FOERG, 91, of 720 N. Monticello St., Winamac, died at 1:22 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for several years.

                She was born Sept. 3, 1896 in Pulaski County to Fredrick and Etta May HILTON CRIST.  She was married Feb. 18, 1919 in Pulaski to Andrew FOERG, who died July 5, 1975.  She was a memer of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac, and its Christian Mothers group.

                Surviving are a daugher, Imogene HARTLE, Macy; a son, Eugene FOERG, Winamac; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and two brothers, Raymond and Murl CRIST, both of Star City.  Two sons, a daughter, five brothers, two sisters, a grandson and a great-granddaughter preceded in death.

                Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac, with the Rev. Albert REED officiating.  Burial was to be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac.  The Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service conducted by the Christian Mothers.  Arrangements were handled by the Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

 


George W. Tigler

                George W. TIGLER, 79, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 7:41 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Oct. 30, 1908 in Jasper County to August F. and Rose E. BRANDENBURG TIGLER.  He was married Oct. 31, 1931 in Monticello to Alma M. WINEGARDNER, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Billy Dean and Jerry Lynn [TIGLER], both of Denver; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, August TIGLER, Rensselaer; three sisters, Mae CULP and Mary BURTON, both of Rensselaer, and Florence TIEDE, Francesville.  A brother preceded in death.

                He was retired from Carruso’s Produce Co., Peru (1971), and from farming.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Gerald KREH officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Floyd B. Hendry

                Floyd B. HENDRY, 79, of 103 E. Second St., North Manchester, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at his home.

                He was born Aug. 26, 1908 in Winamac to Horace G. and Catherine GLASS HENDRY.  He was married May 23, 1948 in Walkerton to Lelah L. ULLERY, who survives.  He was retired from Hayes Trucking Co., Peru, and was a member of the West Manchester Church of the Brethren.

               Surviving with the wife are three sons, David R. HENDRY, North Manchester; Don E. HENDRY, Andrews, and Arnold D. HENDRY, Fort Wayne; three daughers, Mrs. Robert (LaVerne) SONAFRANK, Somerset; Delores YOUNG, Mishawaka, and Mrs. George (Carol) WILSON, Peru; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha WALL, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Jennie BOZARTH, Roann, and Mrs. Isadore (Lucille) PODELL, Winamac.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bender Funeral Home, 205 W. Main St., North Manchester, with the Rev. Opal NEES officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Heart Association.

 

Herbert B. Whiteman

                Herbert B. WHITEMAN, 78, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac.


Tuesday, April 12, 1988

 

Herbert B. Whiteman

                Services for Herbert B. WHITEMAN, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Frain Mortuary Winamac, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinnley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

                Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

                Mr. Whiteman, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday at his home.  He had been in failing health for several months.

                He was born Aug. 2, 1909 in Boone County to Lawrence and Maude HAWKINS WHITEMAN.  He moved from Pulaski County to Fulton County in 1950.  He was married Aug. 10, 1939 in Plymouth to Helen M. BUDD, who survives.  A retired farmer, he had worked for the former Studebaker Corp., South Bend.  He was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church and the National Farmers Organization and was a former member of the Carpenters Union.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Karen Sue RICE, Indianapolis; Sherri LETT, Kewanna, and Cindy Jo PARKER, Martinsville; two sons, Kenton Lee WHITEMAN and Kevin Herbert WHITEMAN, both of Kewanna; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Anna Lee STEVENS, South Bend.  Five grandsons, three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 1988

 

Rodney L. Ulmer

                Services for Rodney L. ULMER, 25, of 4104 15th Road, Bourbon, who was killed in a traffic accident Tuesday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon.

                The Rev. Douglas FRITZEL will officiate, and burial will be in the Etna Green Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and before services Friday.

                Mr. Ulmer, alone in his car, died at 6:30 a.m. in a two-car head-on collision on Cedar Road in Marshall County.

                He was born Oct. 26, 1962 in Plymouth to Jerry and Donna KEEL ULMER.  He was a lifetime resident of the Bourbon area.  He worked for Ascots Enterprises, Nappanee.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of the National Physique Committee and of Olympic Fitness Center, Rochester, and was active in body building.

                Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry ULMER, Bourbon; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Kim) HICKMAN, Goshen; a brother, Jerry Leon ULMER, Tippecanoe, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Matilda LEMLER, Bourbon.

 

Zenthon E. Tilden

                Zenthon E. TILDEN, 75, Peru, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at his home.

                He was born Feb. 18, 1913 in Deedsville to Herman and Trestie LANDIS TILDEN.  He was a retired tool and die maker for the former Studebaker Corp., South Bend.

                Surviving are a sister, Mary F. WRIGHT, Rochester, and two brothers, Russell TILDEN, Akron, and Henry TILDEN, Macy.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Miami County with the Rev. George McCARTY officiating.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

 


Thursday, April 14, 1988 to Saturday, April 16, 1988

 

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Monday, April 18, 1988

 

Alpha L. Quick

                Alpha Louise QUICK, 93, 215 Pontiac St., died at 5 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Survivors include Joseph QUICK, Rochester.

                Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 1988

 

Alpha L. Quick

                Services for Alpha [Louise] KENNEDY QUICK, 93, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until services on Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

                Mrs. Quick, 215 Pontiac St., died at 5 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born May 22, 1894 in Larwill to the Rev. Edward and Iona GODWIN KENNEDY.  She moved here from Lafayette 20 years ago.  Retired from the Painters and Decorators Union of Lafayette, she was a member of the Lafayette Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Martha) EHRENHARDT, Terre Haute; two sons, Joseph QUICK, Rochester, and Byron “Barney” QUICK, Kokomo; nine grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

 

Cletus B. Owen

                Cletus Bernice OWEN, 89, of 1107 Jackson Blvd., died at 1:45 p.m. Monday at the Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

                She was born Feb. 5, 1899 in Rochester to Hiram and Mary HORN NEFF.  She lived all of her life in this community.  She was married Dec. 23, 1922 in Peru to W. Henry OWEN, who died Jan.11, 1984.  She was a member of the Riverside Community Church.

                Surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.  A sister, Florence WEIMER, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rodney RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


Wednesday, April 20, 1988

 

Alvin O. Berg

                Alvin O. BERG, 82, formerly of 3120 17B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                He was born July 12, 1905 in Glenwood, Minn., to Albert and Olina LARSON BERG.  He moved from Chicago to this area in 1944.  He was a watchmaker.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle KELLER, Leamington, Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. Elma WORSHAM, Tippecanoe; nieces, and nephews.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until services Saturday.

 

Clara E. Snyder Bearss

                Clara E. SNYDER BEARSS, 84, Mexico, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born Jan. 1, 1904 in Miami County to Joseph Edward and Lily Maude WILKINSON FINCHER.  She was married June 19, 1926 in Peru to Earl SNYDER, who died Oct. 26, 1960.  She was married Nov. 11, 1982 in Mexico to George BEARSS, who died April 10, 1987.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church, the Mexico Jolly Timers, the Retired Teachers Association and, for more than 50 years, the United Methodist Women.  A graduate of Evansville College, she taught elementary school at Grass Creek, Peru and Mexico, retiring in 1973.

                Surviving are a son, David Earl SNYDER, Peru; three daughers, Anita BURROUS, Peru; Viginia LANGSTON, Longwood, Fla., and Vivien CLARK, Littleton, Colo.; two step-sons, Wendell BEARSS, Rochester, and Gresham BEARSS, Berne; two step-daughters, Frances SMITH, Logansport, and Janis GARCIA, Pueblo, Mex.; eleven gandchildren; six great-grandchildren; fifteen step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; a brother, J. Edgar FINCHER, Macy, and three sisters, Mabel STALLER, Mexico; Harriet RAAB, Osceola, and Mildred MURPHY, Sebring, Fla.  A sister, Nellie McMINN STICKEL, and two brothers, Howard and John FINCHER, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Mexico United Methodist Church with the Revs. Phil LUTZ and Jay NICKLESS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour before services Friday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Mexico United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Mexico Senior Citizens Center.

 

Thursday, April 21, 1988

 

Ferol K. Skidmore

                Ferol K. SKIDMORE, 90, formerly of 1426 Franklin Ave., died at 3:18 a.m. today in the Wabash County Hospital.  She had resided in the Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, since December 1987.

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


Betty J. Dugan

                Betty Joan DUGAN, 56, Rt. 6 (West Eighth St.), Rochester; died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for three years.

                She was born Feb. 22, 1932 in Pierce City, Mo., to William and Sylvia SCHULTZ BARNETT.  She had lived in Akron and Kokomo before moving to Rochester in 1976.  She was married Aug. 6, 1954 in Fort Myers, Fla., to Robert Lee DUGAN, who survives.  A registered nurse, she graduated from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with high honors.  She was formerly employed at Resurrection Hospital, Chicago, and St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.  Later she was director of nursing at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Brad (Dena) LAHMAN and Mrs. Matthew (Debra) LEASE, both of Rochester; three sons, Russell DUGAN and Donald W. DUGAN, both of Rochester, and Richard DUGAN, Santee, Calif.; twelve grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Sylvia MESSLEY, Pierce City, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Elmo (Mary) BALDWIN, Springfield, Mo.; nieces, and nephews.  Her father and a sister, Margaret GOLF, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jim MINEAR officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Friday, April 22, 1988

 

Ferol K. Skidmore

                Services for Ferol K. SKIDMORE, 90, formerly of 1426 Fanklin Ave., will be at        10 a.m. Saurday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                The Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Doris LUTRULL will officiate.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and an hour before services Saturay.  Memorials may be made to charity.

                Mrs. Skidmore died at 3:20 a.m. Thursday in the Wabash County Hospital.  She had lived at the Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, since December 1987.

                She was born June 26, 1897 in Akron to Jacob J. and Emma Jane GRINDLE KING.  She lived in the Laketon area for 16 years, then at Lake Manitou and in Rochester for many years.  She was married Dec. 8, 1930 in Chicago to James L. SMITH, who died March 15, 1948.  She was married June 17, 1950 in Rochester to Albert SKIDMORE, who died Sept. 3, 1965.  A rgistred nurse, she was a graduate of the former City Hospital, now Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis.  She did school and public health nursing, was a hospital administrator in Brazil and Libertyville, Ill., and during World War II was at Passivant Hospital, Chicago.  In 1950 she joined the staff of Drs. A.E. and Dean K. STINSON in Rochester.  She also had done private duty nursing at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home here.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the former Famous Akron Jonah Club and had been active in the Fulton County Republican Women’s Club.

                Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Max (Norene) BAILEY, Milton, Fla.; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; three nieces, Mrs. Lee (Ruth) BRUBAKER, North Manchester; Mrs. George (Alice) GRIMM, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Ann McGEE, Indianapolis, and two nephews, Alton BROWN, Pierceton, and Roscoe BROWN, Seaside, Calif.  Preceding in death were three sisters, Fay MEREDITH in 1962, Grace STINSON in 1968 and Lola BROWN in 1973 four step-sons, Forrest, Victor, William and Henry SKIDMORE, and two nephews, Dr. Dean K. STINSON and Robert BROWN.


Charles E. Dunham

                Charles E. DUNHAM, 77, of 321 South St., Winamac, died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday at he Pulaski Health Care Center.

                He was born April 2, 1911 in Erie, Ill., to William G. and Georgia A. JONES DUNHAM.  He lived in the Winamac area for 25 years.  He was a retired laborer.

                Surviving are a daughter, Loretta REBER, Gainesville, Fla.; a son, Lorraine Devon DUNHAM, Argos; seven grandchildre, and six great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Winamac Cemetery with the Rev. Larsene HALL officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Frain Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

 

Saturday, April 23, 1988

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 25, 1988

 

Steven C. Smith

                A Rochester man died and three others were injured Sunday in an early morning accident southeast of Lake Manitou.  Dead is Steven C. SMITH, 25, Rt. 5, Rochester.  He was pronounced dead at the scene of skull, neck and internal injuries.  He was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck drive by Jeffery J. MOONEY, 23, Rt. 7, Rochester, state police said.

                Authorities said Mooney - now listed in serious condition at South Bend Memorial Hospital with a fractured neck - was driving the truck southeast toward Millark from the inersection of County Roads 500 East and 250 South early Sunday.  The truck swerved, crossed the road, struck an earth embankment, and landed upside down in the road.

                Smith and passenger Larry HELT, 26, of Rt. 1, Claypool, were thrown from the truck.  Mooney and passenger Fred CARR, 36, Rt. 2, Rochester, were inside the cab.  Smith was found on the road, county police said.

                Authorities were not able to pinpoint the time oif the accident, which was discovered by a newspaper delivery driver and reported by a neighbor shortly after 5 a.m.   Police initially belived Smith was the only person in the truck.  The other three men had left on foot.

                County police said Carr was found at his home, near the wreck.  Police said Helt was found when he stopped at a residence on Bessmore Park Road near County Road 500 East, well over a mile northwest.  Police found Mooney walking by the White Creek public landing on Bessmore Park Road, an additional mile or more north.

                Helt suffered scrapes to his back and arms, Carr sufferd facial cuts.  Both have been released from Woodlawn Hospital.  Mooney, transferred from Woodlawn Hospital to South Bend, was cited with driving while intoxicated.  Fulton County Prosecutor Rick Brown said he has not yet decided whether he will file other charges.

                Steven C. SMITH was born Sept. 28, 1962 in Pensacola, Fla., to L. Dean and Wanda J. FARBER SMITH.  He moved here from Charleston S.C. 10 years ago.  He attended Tippecanoe Valley High School.  Surviving are his parents, Rt. 5, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Robin L. SMITH, Reseda, Calif., and Julie A. SMITH, at home; a brother, Michael D. SMITH, Charleston, S.C.; aunts; Uncles, and cousins.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.

 


William J. Kurz

                William J. KURZ, 73, of 520 W. Ninth St., died at 3:25 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He had suffered a heart attack early this year.

                Mr. Kurz was the City Council’s Republican appointee to the Rochester School Board, having begun a four-year term on July 1, 1985.

                He was born March 8, 1915 in Chicago to Wilhelm and Barbara DUY KURZ.  He was married Stpt. 23, 1939 in Chicago to Dorothy “Dottie” ERDMAN, who survives.

                Mr. Kurz was an accountant from 1937 to 1956.  He moved to Rochester from Muskegon, Mich., to become manager of the Sealed Power plant, a position he held until 1963.  He owned and operated Kurz Tractor Sales in Rochestr from 1962 to 1967, and he was a field examiner for the state Board of Accounts from 1967 to 1980.  He was a member of the Rochester Kiwanis Club and formerly was active in the Little League program.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) CRALL, Rochester; a son, Keith W. KURZ, Rochester, N.Y.; four grandchildren, and a brother, Edward [KURZ], Denver, Colo.  A son, Kirk [KURZ], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the RHS Manitous or the Bill Kurz Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

John Hood

                John HOOD, 63, Chicago, died April 16 at his home.

                He was born Oct. 24, 1924 in Mexico to Clinton Bond and Hazel A. MARTIN HOOD.  He was a retired chef.

                Surviving are a sister, Anita SILKWORTH, Lapeer, Mich.; two brothers, Gerald F. HOOD, Chicago, and Billy L. HOOD, Los Angeles, Calif.; nieces, and nephews.  A sister, Patricia HARRIS, and a brother, Bobby HOOD, preceded in death.

                Private funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Arrangements were handled by the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Dallas M. Tracy

                Dallas M. TRACY, 94, Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw, died at 3:08 p.m. Friday in Kosciusko Community Hospital.

                He was born Dec. 10, 1893 in Gilead to Ulysses S. and Mary BEAMENDORFER TRACY.  He had lived in the Akron and Silver Lake areas.  He was married May 27, 1916 to Sarah THOMPSON, who died in 1972.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lavina NELSON, Warsaw; a son, Robert TRACY, Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Marie BURNS, Akron.

                Services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today in the King Memorial Chapel, Mentone.  Burial was to be in the Akron Cemetery.


Dale W. Marks,

E. Maxine Marks and

Larry A. Turley

                Three Tippecanoe residents were killed Friday afternoon in an accident at U.S. 30 and Indiana 205 near Columbia City.

                Dale W. MARKS, 67; his wife E. Maxine MARKS, 63, and their pastor, Larry A. TURLEY, 41, died when their car was hit from the rear by a semi-rig.

                State police said the car was in the westbound lane of U.S. 30, behind another car, and both were waiting for a signal light when the semi-rig hit the Tippecanoe cor, then the other car.

Dale W. Marks

                Dale W. MARKS was born Oct. 25, 1920 in Fort Wayne to William E. and Jennie HARMON MARKS.  He had lived in Tippecanoe for 50 years.  He was married Sept. 26, 1942 in Atwood to E. Maxine Marks.  A farmer, he also had driven a truck for Moormans Feed for 25 years and had been a Triton School bus driver for the past 10 years.  He was a member of the Gideons Society and the Tippecanoe Community Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher.

                Surviving are a son, Doug MARKS, Plymouth; two grandchildren, and a brother, R. Gene MARKS, Fort Wayne.

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today in the Tippecanoe Community Church with the Rev. James GABHART officiating.  Burial was to be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund or the church.  Arrangements were handled by the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

E. Maxine Marks

                E. Maxine MARKS was born Sept. 13, 1924 in Claypool to Tony and Opal RODOCKER HOOVER.  She was married Sept. 26, 1942 in Atwood to Dale W. MARKS.  A Triton High School cook, she was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church.

                Surviving are a son, Doug MARKS, Plymouth; two grandchildren; her parents, Tony and Opal HOOVER, Tippecanoe, and a sister, Mrs. Emery (Phyllis) ROWLAND, Claypool.

                Services were to e in combination with those of her husband.

Larry A. Turley

                Pastor Larry A. TURLEY was born July 10, 1946 in Cabin Creek, W. Va., to Frazier and Fredia DAVIS TURLEY.  He was married Dec. 5, 1966 in Charlotte, Mich., to Patricia BRACY, who survives.  Minister of the Tippecanoe Community Church, he was a graduate of the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music and attended Grace Seminary, Winona Lake.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Alan [TURLEY], with the U.S. Army in Koirea, and Adam and Aaron [TURLEY], both at home, and three brothers, John TURLEY, San Marcos, Calif.; Bill [TURLEY], Fremont, Ohio, and David [TURLEY], Hastings, Mich.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Tippecanoe Community Church with the Rev. Arnold BRACY officiating.  Burial will be in the West Carmel Cemetery, Charlotte, Mich.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Ned D. Hart

                Ned Donald HART, 81, formerly of 717 Pontiac St., died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                He was born June 23, 1906 in Fulton to Daniel and Martha WYLLE HART.  He lived most of his life in Fulton and St. Joseph counties.  He was married Oct. 17, 1931 in Michigan City to Wilnetta “Billie” SHORE, who died May 19, 1985.  He owned the former Shore and Hart Grocery on North Main St. and was retired from the Indiana State Egg Board.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was a member and past master of the Rochester Masonic Lodge.  A basketball referee for many years, he was a starting member of the 1925 Rochester High School basketall team that won the semi-state tournament.

                Surviving are a daughtter, Mrs. Greshem (Ann) LOUGH, Culver, and two grandsons, Michael [LOUGH], Indianapolis, and Matthew [LOUGH], Culver.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John C. RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and for an hour before services on Tuesday.  Masonic services will be at 8 o’clock tonight.  Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimers Association.

 

Clara Lamberti

                Clara LAMBERTI, 78, 1420 Main St., died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                She was born April 3, 1910 in Vienna, Austria, to Irvin and Clara LIEBECK FRIEDEWALD.  She had lived in this country since 1929.  She was maried May 1, 1929 in Boston, Mass., to Willie LAMBERTI,  who died Sept. 12, 1987.  She was a former performer for the Great Gretona High Wire Act in the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.  Also, she and her husband had been part of a dance and vaudeville team performing at the Black Hawk Theater in Chicago.  She was a member of the Catholic Church and the Rochester Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

                Surviving are a daughter, Lorena LAMBERTI, Monticello; a son, Martin Cooper LAMBERTI, Cologne, Germany, and five grandchildren.

                Services will be a 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Father Kenneth BOHLINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for an hour before serices Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Harold S. Young

                Harold S. YOUNG, 83, of 1520 Main St., died this morning at Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.


Maurice S. Rogers

                Maurice S. ROGERS, 76, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 5:16 p.m. Saturday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

                He was born March 9, 1912 in Newcastle Township to Manderville and Myrtle BUGBY ROGERS.  He was married Oct. 3, 1936 in Rochester to Elizabeth CLARK, who survives.  A former dealer for Minneapolis Moline Farm Machinery, he was a farmer and machinist and did general welding and repair.  He attended the First Baptist Church, Mentone.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, William L. and Rickey [ROGERS], both of Rochester; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Bernard [ROGERS], Sturgis, Mich.  A son, Michael Dee ROGERS; a brother, Lester [ROGERS], and two sisters, Georgia SMITH and Berneice GIBSON, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 1988

 

Harold S. Young

                Services for Harold S. YOUNG, 83, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

                Officiating will be the Rev. Donald BOWMAN.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tueday and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.            Mr. Young, 1520 Main St., died at 10:45 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been seriously ill for a month.

                He was born April 6, 1905 in Grant County to John E. and Zadie D. STURGEON YOUNG.  He moved here from Culver 45 years ago.  He was married May 8, 1942 in Peru to Madelyn SMITH, who survives.  A retired warehouse manager for Culver Military Academy, he was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mary G. YOUNG, Plymouth; a niece, and nephews.  Two brothers preceded in death.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 1988 to Friday, April 29, 1988

 

[no obits]


Saturday, April 30, 1988

 

Carl J. Evans

                Carl Jacob EVANS, 61, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial Hospital at Peru.

                He was born in Kewanna Jan. 29, 1927 to Jacob and Mae CLARK EVANS.  He was married to Patsy SIXBEY May 21, 1944 in Kewanna; she survives.  A 1944 graduate of Kewanna High School, he was a retired salesman for Moorman’s Feed and was a farmer.  He was a member of the Rochester Elks Lodge, Manitou Moose Lodge, Logansport Eagles Lodge and the Kewanna Lions Club and was a board member of the Fulton County Diabetes Association.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Vicki HARDIN, Danville, and Sherri BOWYER, Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Charles EVANS Sr., Kewanna; a grandson, and two granddaughters.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis ENGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, and on Tuesday before services.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Cancer Fund.

 

Monday, May 2, 1988

 

Hazel E. Sutton

                Hazel E. SUTTON, 73, Rt. 6, Rochester (Fulton area), died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at her home.  She had been in failing health for a year.

                She was born April 6, 1915 in White County to Ernest and Clarissa BUTTON CLICK.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was married Nov. 2, 1932 in Star City to George “Pete” SUTTON, who died July 8, 1985.  Retired from RBM at Logansport in 1977, she was a member of the Mt. Olive Club, Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church and The Ladies Aid of the church.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Neil (Nina) KRISHER, Anderson; Mrs. Dewey (Jane) REAMES, Burlington, and Mrs. Tom (Shirley) FELDA, Lancaster, Ohio; two sons, Jim SUTTON, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Butch SUTTON, Fulton; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Don, Earl and Robert CLICK, all of Denver.  Three sisters, Helen CLICK, Mrs. Martha AULT and Mrs. Mary RAMSEY, and three brothers, Wayne, Russ and Max CLICK, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ed OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Carla Norman

                Carla NORMAN, 40, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 9 a.m. today in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at the Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron.


Margaret E. Feller

                Margaret E. FELLER, 76, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 1 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester.

                She was born March 5, 1912 in Marion to Joel and Amy CARPENTER WILSON.  She was married Feb. 20, 1935 in Lebanon to Ralph Z. FELLER, who survives.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Ralph Z. FELLER Jr., Prairieville, La., and Ronald FELLER, Rt. 1, Amboy; a daughter, Mrs. Tim (Susan) BRYANT, Rochester; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank WILSON, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Joseph WILSON, Bradenton, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Marvin McCLOUD, Center Point, and Mrs. Ned RICHTER, Indianapolis.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Laird Funeral Home, Amboy.  Burial will be in the Park Lawn Cemetery, near Amboy.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today.

 

George V. Herr

                George V. HERR, 80, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, formerly of Kokomo, died at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at Windsor Estates Nursing Home, Kokomo.

                He was born Feb. 22, 1908 in Monticello to Henry and Mary HERR.  He was married March 30, 1929 to Mildred Mae SMITH, who survives.  He retired in 1974 from Cabot Corp., Kokomo.  He was a member of the Howard Masonic Lodge and Quarter Century Club through Union Carbide.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Leonard HERR, Kokomo; three grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph and Jake HERR, both of Kokomo, and a sister, Anna WYSONG, Kokomo.  A son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Ellers Chapel, Kokomo, with the Dr. David GRIFFIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary.  Memorials may be made to the Howard County Cancer Society.

 

Irene Zartman

                Irene ZARTMAN, 81, Twelve Mile, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                She was born Aug. 30, 1906 in Twelve Mile to William and Edith May BLACK JONES.  She was married Feb. 14, 1935 to George ZARTMAN, who died Feb. 28, 1979.  She was a member of the Mexico First Brethren Church and the Fulton Chapter of Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a son, David B. ZARTMAN, Twelve Mile; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, William G. JONES, Marion.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today.  The Eastern Star will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. today.


Martha H. Smith

                Martha Helen SMITH, 90, Peru, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born July 7, 1897 in Mexico to Charles E. and Carrie KLINE McGUIRE.  She was married to William P. SMITH, who died March 18, 1966.

                Surviving are a daughter, Loretta Annabelle DALE, Aurora, Ill.; a grandson, Bruce {DALE], Detroit, Mich.; two great-grandchidren, Joel and Stacey DALE, both of Detroit; a half-brother, Bill McGUIRE, Mexico, and three half-sisters, Henrietta CARPENTER and Betty LANDES, both of Peru, and Peggy BOLINGER, Wheaton, Ill.  Two sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Forest H. Ritter

                Forest H. RITTER, 91, College Square Apartments (18th Street), died at 5 p.m. Saturday at his home.

                He was born June 26, 1896 in Miami County to John and Belle ZARTMAN RITTER.  He was married in 1926 to Julia SATAVA, who died in 1969.  He was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War I, and a member of the Macy Christian Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Ruth) GORDON, Fort Wayne; two sons, Robert [RITTER], Rochester, and Harold [RITTER], Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a half-sister, Edith DAVIS, Michigan.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Macy Christian Church with Pastor David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Servia.  Friends may call from  8:30 a.m. until services at the church.  Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements.

 

Carmen L. Alderfer

                Carmen Louise ALDERFER, 66, of 6536 19th Road, Argos, died at 6:35 a.m. Sunday at her home.  She had been in failing health for a year.

                She was born Nov. 20, 1921 in Marshall County to Russell and Lucy COPLEN GOOD.  She lived most of her life in the Argos community.  She was married Jan. 24, 1941 near Argos to Herman L. ALDERFER, who survives.  A beautician for several years, she was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Joy) HALL, Argos; three sons, Russell Lee and David H. ALDERFER, both of Argos, and Larry ALDERFER, Tipton; eleven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ray (Joan) FREED, Plymouth, and a brother, Wendell GOOD, Argos.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Revs. Gary EDWARDS and Robert RICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.


Norman W. Ringer

                Norman W. RINGER, 61, Culver, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been in failing health for a year.

                He was born Oct. 26, 1926 in Plymouth to Ira and Clara CLEVENGER RINGER.  He was married Oct. 23, 1949 in Plymouth to JoAnn C. ZUMBAUGH, who survives.  He was a farmer and for the past eight years had been associated with his son, Robert [RINGER], in an excavating business.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Argos, the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge, the board of directors of the Marshall County REMC, and was active in the Northern Indiana Power of the Past.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Kathy BENNETT, Plymouth, and Linda RINGER, Star City; three sons, Stephen and Robert [RINGER], both of Plymouth, and James [RINGER], Culver; thirteen grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth KLINE, Fort Myers, Fla.  A sister, Bernice [RINGER], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Argos, with the Rev. Robert C. SIEGRIST officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct services at  8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Northern Indiana Power of the Past.

 

Tuesday, May 3, 1988

 

Carla E. Norman

                Services for Carla E. NORMAN, 40, Rt. 1, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God.

                Officiating will be Pastors James MALBONE and Terry CANFIELD.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, and for an hour before services at the church.

                Mrs. Norman died at 9 a.m. Monday at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.  She had been in failing health for five months.

                She was born Aug. 4, 1947 in Miami County to Claude and Opal HOFFMAN.  She was married Aug. 10, 1985 at the Akron Church of God to Richard D. NORMAN, who survives.  She had done secretarial work at the Hartzler Trucking Co., Akron.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God and its Marionettes and the Perry Do-Rites Home Extnsion Club.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Chad and Troy [NORMAN], at home; four sisters, Helen THIEME, Fort Wayne; Mary STEELE, New Paris; Lynda BUTCHER, Roann, and Jennifer HOAGLAND, Sidney, and four brothers, Bill HOFFMAN, Huntington, Bob HOFFMAN, Laketon, Terry HOFFMAN, Macy, and David HOFFMAN, Roann.  A sister, Deloris GLASSFORD, and a brother, James [HOFFMAN], preceded in death.


Wednesday, May 4, 1988

 

Randal D. Landrum

                [Randal] DeWayne LANDRUM, 26, of 21 Walnut St., Macy, died at 8:20 a.m. today at a hospital in Savannah, Ill., following an industrial accident at 6:30 a.m. today.

                Employed by the E.D.D. Communications Co., Allentown, Pa., he was the son of Mary Lou LANDRUM of Macy.

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

 

Ruth Brown Alspach

                Ruth BROWN ALSPACH, 95, a resident of the Rochester Nursing Home for the past 12 years, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Dec. 27, 1891 in Fulton County to John and Mary WALTERS SHOULDERS.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester community.  She was married Feb. 14, 1909 in Rochester to Charles BROWN, who died in 1920.  She was married Dec. 31, 1921 in Rochester to Alfred ALSPACH, who died in 1957.  She was a member of the Westside Apostolic Church.

                Surviving are a son, Herbert BROWN, Marion, Iowa; five granddaughters; thirteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Two sons, Charles ALSPACH and Arthur BROWN, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Paul CECRLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and for an hour before services Friday.

 

LeRoy Pontious

                LeRoy PONTIOUS, 71, died Monday in Mansfield, Ohio.

                He was married to the former Claretta WOLF, who survives.  His wife, formerly of Rochester, is the daughter of David and Nancy WOLF.  Her sister, Bertha COOK, and a niece, Genevere SEE, live in Rochester.

                Surviving wih the wife are a son, Bill PONTIOUS, Mansfield, and a daughter, Marjorie [PONTIOUS], of Mansfield.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Finefrock Funeral Home, Mansfield.

 

Thursday, May 5, 1988

 

Mary J. Smith

                Mary J. SMITH, 55, Rt. 2, Macy (Perrysburg), died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  She was born July 21, 1932 in Brentwood, N.Y., to Peter E. and Ella Eliza PERRY FOSTER.  She was married Dec. 15, 1955 in Maryland to Charles W. SMITH, who died July 18, 1986.  She was employed by United Technologies of Peru.

                Surviving are two daughters, Jeanne KNAUFF and Barbara SMITH, both of Perrysburg; three sons, Donald [SMITH], Barstow, Calif. Charles [SMITH], Wabash, and Richard [SMITH], Perrysburg; six grandchildren, and five brothers, Danny, Morris, Dick, Roger and Teddy FOSTER, all of New York.  Seven brothers preceded in death.

                Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  Services will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, with the Rev. John CAMPBELL officiating.

 


Randal D. Landrum

                Services for Randal DeWayne LANDRUM, 26, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                Officiating will be the Revs. David SMITH and David WELSH.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from  9 a.m. until services Saturday.

                Mr. Landrum, 21 Walnut St., Macy, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday in Savannah, Ill., following an industrial accident at 6:30 a.m.

                He was born July 10, 1961 in Kankakee, Ill., to Charles and Mary Lou KLAHN LANDRUM.  He was employed by E.D.D. Communications, Allentown, Pa.  A 1979 graduate of Tri-Point High School, Culom, Ill., he had served six years in the National Guard.

                Surviving are two sons, Jeremy and Jason LANDRUM, Xenia, Ohio; the mother, Mary Lou LANDRUM, Macy; a sister, Cheryl LANDRUM, Macy; maternal grandfather, Walter KLAHN, Kouts; aunts, uncles, and cousins.  His father, Charles, died in 1984.

 

Friday, May 6, 1988

 

Charles E. Anderson

                Charles E. ANDERSON, 73, of 18 W. Main St., Glenwood, Ill., died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday in his summer home at Lake Bruce.

                He was born Feb. 1, 1915 in Chicago Heights, Ill., to Charles and Lelah McLAIN ANDERSON.  He was married May 31, 1941 in Marietta, Ohio to Frances BORTRAM, who survives.  He was a retired custodian with Brookwood School in Glenwood.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Charlene FLAMINI, Schaumburg, Ill., and Judith REYNOLDS, Chicago Heights; two sons, James [ANDERSON], Schaumburg, and Charles A. [ANDERSON], Steger, Ill.; four grandchildren; a brother, Harry [ANDERSON], Arizona, and five sisters, Alice OLAH, Arizona; Mary Jane MATHIAS, Joliet, Ill.; Lelah MANGUNO, Florida; Mabel DIONNE, South Chicago Heights, and Margaret THUNHORST, Crete, Ill.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

 

Odessa F. Fowler

                Odessa Fae FOWLER, formerly of Logansport, died at noon Thursday at the home of her daughter in Jacksonville, Fla.

                Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.


Saturday, May 7, 1988

 

Odessa F. Fowler

                Odessa Fae FOWLER, 80, died at noon Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla.  A former Logansport resident, she moved to Jacksonville in 1982 to live with her daughter.

                She was born Aug. 6, 1907 in Cass County to James and Dora McCLAIN BRADLEY.  She was married Nov. 2, 1930 in Muncie to Bernard FOWLER; he died Sept. 22, 1964.  She was retired from Logansport State Hospital and a member of the Logansport VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

                Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William (Carolyn) CARROLL, Jacksonville; four sons, Burl, Carl and Glen [FOWLER], Logansport, and Morris L. [FOWLER], Salt Lake City, Utah; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Edward OWENS officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.

 

Monday, May 9, 1988

 

Lawrence W. Garland Sr.

                Lawrence W. GARLAND Sr., 71, Rt. 7, Rochester (Ewing Road), formerly of Valparaiso, died at 1:35 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born June 2, 1916 in Logansport to William and Gladys HUMES GARLAND.  He was married Nov. 10, 1945 in Plymouth to Mertie M. ACKERS, who died Jan. 17, 1974.  He was married Nov. 23, 1980 in Rochester to Eva Dee HATFIELD, who survives.  A World War II veteran, he retired Feb. 28, 1975 after 38 years as a crane operator for U.S. Steel, Gary Works.  He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union.

                Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Kathy CRUM and Jeanne LUCAS, both of Valparaiso; Terri MURRAY, Texas; Janet McMUNN, Portage, and Patricia GARLAND, Chesterton; five sons, Lawrence [GARLAND] Jr., Dennis and Jay GARLAND, all of Valparaiso; Ronald GARLAND, Hobart, and James GARLAND, Portage; three step-sons, Curt and Lon HATFIELD, Knox, and Kenneth HATFIELD, Rockfort, Ill.; twenty-one grandchildren; a great-grandchild; five sisters, Avis and Iris (last names and addresses unknown), Virginia BERNERO, Plymouth; Wilagene GORTNER, Florida, and Vera May (last name unknown), California, and two brothers, Victor GARLAND, Knox, and Kenneth GARLAND, Tippecanoe.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Price-Clark Funeral Home, Knox, with Kenneth WHILES officiating.  Burial will be in the Fletcher Cemetery, Knox.  Friends may call from       2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.


Mabel O. Wagoner

                Mabel O. WAGONER, 90, formerly of the Reiter community and Rochester, died at  8:10 p.m. Sunday in the Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, where she had lived the past three years.

                She was born Dec. 4, 1898 in Fulton County to William and Pearl FEECE PATTON.  She lived on Jefferson Street from 1973 to 1985.  She was married April 18, 1925 in Rochester to Raymond E. WAGONER, who died Dec. 19, 1972.  She was a member of the Reiter Community Club.

                Surviving are a ssiter, Mrs. Josephine EBERT, San Diego, Calif.; nieces; nephews; great-nieces, and great-nephews.  A sister, Marquise FOGLESONG, and two brothers, Robert and Harrison PATTON, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald PETERS officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or the Peabody Retirement Home.

 

Tuesday, May 10, 1988

 

Gerald E. Damas

                Gerald E. “Sharkey” DAMAS, 57, of 526 Pontiac St., died at 12:16 p.m. Monday shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born June 29, 1930 in Rochester to John and Edna Faye DAVIS DAMAS.  He had lived his entire life in Rochester.  He was married July 28, 1956 in Rochester to Linda LOUDERBACK, who survives.  He was the co-owner of Rochester Ford-Mercury-Lincoln.  A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Masonic Lodge (32nd Degree Mason) and the Manitou Shrine Club and a past director for the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Seth L. V. DAMAS, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Dru Ann) JOHNSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Brian (Ty Lynn) RICE, Peru; two grandchildren, Zannie and Amanda, and his parents, John and Edna DAMAS.  Two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung or Heart Association.


Belle G. Stanley

                Belle G. STANLEY, 84, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:57 a.m. Monday at her home.

                She was born Jan. 1, 1904 in San Francisco, Calif., to Charles and Frances WATRON HOWARD.  She was married Jan. 1, 1943 in Arizona to Andrew D. STANLEY, who died March 21, 1985.  She was a retired buyer for Bullock’s Co., of Los Angeles, Calif.  She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a son, Leland J. RICE, Corning, Calif.; two step-sons, Jim STANLEY, South Bend, and Jack STANLEY, Winamac; a step-daughter, Jane GODFROY, Mexico; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildre, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

                The body will be cremated.  There will be no visitation or funeral services.  A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, Box 1200, San Rafael, Calif., 94902.  Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is handling the arrangements.

 

Harold D. Clemons

                Harold Dean CLEMONS, 55, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                He was born March 31, 1933 in Peru to Haskell and Vola MAYNARD CLEMONS.  He lived most of his life in the Akron community, moving from Peru.  He was married July 3, 1958 in Mexico to Madonna TUCKER, who survives.  A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired employee of the former Peabody Seaing Co., North Manchester.  He was a member of the Full Gospel House of Prayer, Akron.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Donna) CARR, Akron; Mrs. Karry (Brenda) SMITH, Rochester, and Karla CLEMONS, at home; a son, Ernest CLEMONS, at home; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. David (Emma) SONAFRANK, Peru, and Mrs. Lacy (Helen) CARPENTER, Roann; two brothers, the Rev. Joseph CLEMONS, Silver Lake, and Robert “Carl” CLEMONS, Akron, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Howard [CLEMONS], died in Decemer 1987.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Joseph CLEMONS officiating.  Burial will be in the Gaerte Cemetery near Akron.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Ella P. Bixler

                Ella Pearl BIXLER, 79, of 928 Franklin Ave., died at 11 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born March 12, 1909 in Tab, Ind., to John B. and Ruby JEWELL WALLACE.  She moved from Hobart to Rochester in 1965.  She was married April 4, 1932 in Maysville, Ky., to O.A. BIXLER, who died Feb. 6, 1983.  She was a retired registered nurse.

                Surviving are a daughter, Jacquie BIXLER, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie HARMON, Mrs. Phil (Betty) RECTOR and Mrs. Roy (Ann) LEDBETTER, all of Xenia, Ohio.  An infant daughter, Margaret Ellen [BIXLER], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and for an hour before services Thursday.


Charles M. Fisher

                Charles M. FISHER, 85, Mentone, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday at his home.  He was born Dec. 29, 1902 in Tippecanoe to V.B. and Myrtle FISHER.  He moved from Tippecanoe to Mentone 14 years ago.  He was married May 15, 1925 in Warsaw to Donnis C. SMITH, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a 50-year member of the Tippecanoe I.O.O.F. Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie BUSWELL, Walkerton; Mrs. James (Lena) COPLEN, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) TOWN, Bluffton, Ohio; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Irene BOGENWRIGHT, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. George (Annabelle) RICHARDSON, Rochester.  A grandson, Douglas COPLEN; two brothers, and three sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until services Thursday.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 1988

 

Helen J. Hunt

                Helen June HUNT, 73, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born June 1, 1914 in Jefferson Township, Miami County to Ezra and Nellie BALSBAUGH MUSSELMAN.  She was married March 12, 1935 at her mother’s home near Mexico to Marvin F. HUNT, who survives.  She retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx in 1976.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mary Donna GRAHAM, Macy; two sons, Jim HUNT, Indianapolis, and Paul HUNT, Plymouth; four grandchildren; a step-grandson, and a brother, State Rep. Raymond MUSSELMAN, Peru.  A grandson, Todd HUNT, and a sister, Mildred MUSSELMAN, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, May 12, 1988

 

Harold C. Fry

                Harold C. FRY, 83, South Bend, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                He was born March 10, 1905 in Fulton County to Arthur and Vernie HORTON FRY.  He was married June 24, 1930 in Kokomo to Lelia SWIHART, who survives.  He was a tool designer for Dodge Manufacturing, Mishawaka, retiring in 1967.  He was a member of the South Bend First Baptist Church, the Portage Masonic Lodge, the South Bend Scottish Rite, the Orak Shrine Temple and the South Bend Shrine Club and was a former director of the Izaak Walton League.  Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Dwight (Esther) PATTERSON, Warsaw; and a brother, Loren FRY, Fulton.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend, with the Rev. Kennard WILSON officiating.  Graveside services will be at         2 p.m. in the Citizens Cemetery, Fulton.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the South Bend First Baptist Church.

 


Cecil H. Malott

                Cecil Herbert MALOTT, 82, Deedsville, died at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                He was born Aug. 27, 1905 in Pulaski County to Albert and Hattie LOWERY MALOTT.  He was married Sept. 22, 1926 in Monticello to Alice May WINEGARDNER, who died Nov. 4, 1983.  Retired from the Honeywell Corporation, Wabash, he was a member of Peru Missionary Church.

                Surviving are three daughters, Joyce CONFER, Peru; Shirley PUGH, Denver, and Alma Jean BAKER, Deedsville; three brothers, Sam and Dick MALOTT, Denver, and Terry MALOTT, Macy; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Mae BULLINGTON, Hobart, and two brothers, Raymond and Ora MALOTT, both of Fort Wayne.  A granddaughter, two great-granddaughters, four sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Gerald KREH officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Kenneth Crull Sr.

                Kenneth CRULL Sr., 74, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach, Mo.

                He was born March 22, 1914 in Champaign, Ill., to James and Viola GEAR CRULL.  He was married Jan. 20, 1934 in Monticello to Lucille MILLS, who survives.  He was a mechanic for Urbin Auto Co., Kewanna.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Willard CRULL, Macks Creek, Mo., and Kenneth CRULL Jr., Monticello; a daughter, Frieda Mae CRULL, Kewanna; a step-mother, Beulah CRULL, Monticello; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. until services Sunday.

 

Friday, May 13, 1988 to Saturday, May 14, 1988

 

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Monday, May 16, 1988

 

Dorothea J. Mullins

                Dorothea June MULLINS, 58, Denver, died at 8:52 a.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  She was born June 21, 1929 in Miami County to Roy Earl and Dessie ZIMMERMAN KEIM.  She was married March 16, 1949 at the home of the late C.F. GOLDEN near Denver to Roy Earl MULLINS, who survives.  A member of the Deedsville United Methodist Church, she was employed by the Sherrill Corp., Mexico.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Chris L. FEWELL, Peru; a sister, Lois SHADEL, Macy, and three brothers, Robert KEIM, Denver; Lemoine KEIM, Syracuse, and Ronald KEIM, Roann.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today.

 


Grace Y. Barrett

                Grace Y. BARRETT, 93, of 117 E. Seventh St., died at 3:46 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born May 16, 1895 in Rochester to R.P. and Estella MITCHELL TRUE.  She had lived all her life in Rochester.  She was married Sept. 17, 1922 in Fort Wayne to John Abner BARRETT, who died Oct. 13, 1981.  She was a former society editor of The Rochester Sentinel and was a charter member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Peggy Lou) YANKOWITZ, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; six grandchildren, Paige LONG, Fairfax, Va.; Baron Jon YANKOWITZ, Miami, Fla. Joy BASHER, Manassa, Va.; Thea Jayne BONGIOVANNI, Davey, Fla., and Lory Anne ROMANO and Mark Lawrence YANKOWITZ, both of  Pembroke Pines, and three graat-grandchildren, Victor, Andrea and Lauren BASHER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Maxine Musselman

                Maxine MUSSELMAN, 71, Denver, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born Feb. 25, 1917 in Denver to Dr. George W. and Jessie V. SKINNER MUSSELMAN.  In 1972 she retired from the admissions department of University Hospital, IU Medical Center.  She was a graduate of Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, and Berkeley College, Berkeley, Calif.  She was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church and a former member and past matron of the Gilead Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a nephew, Dr. Donald G. MUSSELMAN, Denver, and a great-niece, Sara MUSSELMAN, Denver.  A brother, Dr. Donald A. MUSSELMAN, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Dr. Gary HOUSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 1988

 

Vera H. Butt