FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

2002

 

 

 

Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

 

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The Sentinel

 

2002

 

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2002

 

 

Christy A. Stout

Jan. 30, 1956 – Dec. 30, 2001

                Christy Ann STOUT, 45, 404 N. Johnson St., Akron, died at 5:22 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital following a sudden illness.

                Born in Muncie to William C. and Margaret HARMON STOUT, she came to the Fulton County area in 1976 from Kokomo.

                Miss Stout worked at Robertson Transformer, Roch-ester, for 15 years. A 1974 Taylor High School, Kokomo, graduate, she was an accounting student at Ivy Tech State College, Kokomo.

                Survivors include her companion, Allen L. WEBB, at home; her parents, William C. and Margaret STOUT, Rochester; two sisters, Cathy CRAWFORD and husband Earl, Teresa “T.K” KITTS and husband Gene, all of Cape Coral, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death was one brother, William C. STOUT III, on April 28, 2000.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Harry KRANTZ officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Joseph Kuchel

April 23, 1920 – Dec. 30, 2001

                Joseph KUCHEL, 81, formerly of Argos, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday at Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home, LaPorte.

                Born in Chicago, Ill. to Peter and Johanne MILLER KUCHEL, he married Esther MITCHEL MATHENY June 26, 1958 in Bourbon. She died Dec. 6, 2000.

                Mr. Kuchel was a farmer and worked at Elkhart Coach Co., Bourbon. He was an Argos resident most of his life, coming from the Mill Pond area. He was a member of American Legion Post 424, Bourbon, and Eagles Lodge 852, Rochester.

                Survivors include two daughters; two sons; one stepdaughter, Freda WARREN and husband William, Fontana, Calif.; three stepsons, Fred J. MATHENY, Don MATHENY and wife Maxine, all of Rochester, Russell MATHENY and wife Deloris, Lakeside, Calif.; one brother, Albert KUCHEL, Plymouth.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents.

                Services are at 2 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Gerald ZOOK officiating. Burial will be at Bremen Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Dr. Milton E. Shaw

Dec. 2, 1925 – Dec. 29, 2001

                Dr. Milton E. SHAW, 76, Lexington, Ky., died Saturday in Lexington.

Born in Miami County to Bernard O. and Mabel DAWALD SHAW, he married Martha Lou MADEFORD. She survives.

                Dr. Shaw was professor of business administration and management at Iowa Wesleyan College, later joining Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc. at its Iowa Ammunition Plant, where he became assistant chief accountant. He then became fiscal manager of its Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas. In 1964, he was named assistant corporate secretary and moved to Lexington. He retired after 41 years and was senior vice-president and executive director.

                He received a bachelor of science degree in business and social studies from Manchester College and a master’s degree and doctorate from Indiana Univer-sity. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, was an officer and member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Pi Epsilon professional fraternities. He was listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Valerie E. SHAW BROWN and husband Henry and two grandsons, Christopher E. and Jonathon E. BROWN, all of Portland, Ore.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, Ky., with Rev. Valerie JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be at Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Manchester College, 604 E. College St., North Manchester, IN 46962, or St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2351 Alumni Dr., Lexington, KY 40517-4102.

 

Wilbur V. Hunt

Nov. 13, 1910 – Dec. 24, 2001

                Wilbur Vyvyan HUNT, 91, formerly of Peru and Denver, died Dec. 24 at his South Bend residence.

                Born in Acton, Mass. to Roy Wilbur and Lillian FOOKES HUNT, he married Elizabeth KNOWLES in 1939. He married Janet ROGER REINEKE, Peru. She died in 1996. Elizabeth died in 1995.

                Mr. Hunt was an inventor, artist, writer and businessman. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He invented Poultrocutor, a device to aid farmers to kill chickens and remove their feathers. He worked on a Terrameter, an early global location instrument. He was a sculptor of marble, clay and stone and a sketch artist and portrait painter. He worked on a statement of his personal faith, “...As it is in Heaven,” for over 30 years.

                Mr. Hunt came to Peru in 1959 as manager of the American Stationary Co. He retired, moving to Denver, where he and his wife Janet owned and operated Denver Hardware Store. He built Vyvyan Castle, Denver, over 15 years.

                Survivors include four children, Diana BORSE, Texas, Marcia NILSSON, California, Terry FONSECA, Georgia, Craig HUNT, Vermont; four stepchildren, Becky VENICE, Oregon, Jan Richard REINEKE, South Bend, Nancy TUBERTY, Tennessee, Peggy BLAUVELT, South Bend; 32 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with his wife was a stepgranddaughter, Sheila TUBERTY.

                Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Memor-ials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Namona P. Calloway

Nov. 21, 1911 – Dec. 31, 2001

                Namona P. BURNS CALLOWAY, 90, Macy, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                Born in rural Akron to Oliver and Essie Belle NYE BURNS, she married Glen R. CALLOWAY Feb. 23, 1935 at the Macy Christian Church parsonage. He survives.

                Mrs. Calloway taught Sunday School at Perrysburg Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Missionary Circle. She was a Farm Bureau Township Women’s Leader, Farm Bureau Woman of the Year, a member of the Miami County Farm Bureau Board, Deedsville Parent Teacher Association, a Union Township 4-H leader, Union Township Trustee and a 1930 Macy High School graduate.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are four daughters, Patsy FINCHER and husband Joe, Macy, Joyce CANNON and husband Charles, Avon, Ill., Lela BARNHISEL and husband Richard, Lexington, Ky., Carol CALLOWAY, Macy; one son, Jerry CALLOWAY and wife Phyllis, Macy; 16 grandchildren, Ed, David and Paul FINCHER, Shelli FISHER, John and Jerry CANNON, Karen JOHNSON, Cathy, Jennifer and Michael BARNHISEL, Barbara CAVILL, Elaine DRAG-STREM, Amy ECKROTE, Tim, Rachel and Renell CALLOWAY; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lena KANE, Louisville, Ky., Florence BROWN, Warsaw; one sister-in-law, Mary BURNS, LaPorte; three nieces and four nephews.

                Preceding in death were one brother, Verl BURNS, and one sister, Treva REEVES.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Perrysburg Baptist Church with Revs. Steve FLECK, Gene PERSONETTE and Michael BARNHISEL officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, 3500 W. Indiana 16, Denver, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Chaplain Fund at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

 

Thursday, January 3, 2002

 

Wallace “Wally’”Deaton

April 18, 1929 – Jan. 3, 2002

                Wallace “Wally” DEATON, 72, died at 1:35 a.m. today at his 1231 Franklin Ave. residence. Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Dr. David Weitzman

Sept. 23, 1947 – Dec. 27, 2001

                Dr. David WEITZMAN, 54, died Dec. 27 at his 1513 Madison St. residence.

Born in New York City to Abe and Dorothy ROSENSTEIN WEITZMAN, he came to Rochester one and one-half years ago from Delaware.

                Dr. Weitzman, a clinical psychiatrist, earned his undergraduate degree from Colby College, Bangor, Maine, and his medical degree from Saint George’s School of Medicine, Granada, West Indies. He worked at Four County Counseling Center, Rochester, and was an Indiana Department of Corrections counselor.

                Survivors include his father, Abe WEITZMAN, San Migel de Allende, Mexico; one brother, Dr. Stephen WEITZMAN and wife Nancy, Stony Brook, N.Y.; friend Susan HOSCH, New York, N.Y.

                His mother preceded him in death.


 

                A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Florence M. Whittenberger

                Florence M. WHITTENBERGER, 93, Whitehall, Mont., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Crest Nursing Home, Butte, Mont. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Roger W. Ring

Jan. 17, 1922 – Jan. 2, 2002

                Roger W. RING, 79, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at his Claypool residence.

Born to Russell and Golda JONES RING, he married Dorothy FORD Dec. 31, 1943. She survives.

                Mr. Ring was a Kosciusko County farmer and lifetime resident. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Pleasant View Bible Church, Warsaw.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are four daughters, Renita Jo CONRAD and husband John, Kokomo, Donna RING, South Bend, Bonnie BURNWORTH and husband Greg, Winona Lake, Diane YEITER and husband Jerry, Warsaw; six grandchildren; one brother, Donald [RING], Claypool; one sister, Wilma BAREHAM, Warsaw.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Rev. Ivan FRENCH officiating. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 49 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 1126, both of Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Home Health CAre and Hospice, P.O. Box. 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581; Lakeland Child Evangelism Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 612, Winona Lake, IN 46590 or Pleasant View Bible Church, 2782 W. Kosciusko County Road 200 North, Warsaw, IN 46582.

 

Friday, January 4, 2002

 

Wallace “Wally” Deaton

April 18, 1929 – Jan. 3, 2002

                Wallace “Wally” DEATON, 72, died at 1:35 a.m. Thursday at his 1231 Franklin Ave. residence.

                Born in Hazard, Ky. to Willie and Armine CORRNETT DEATON, he came to Rochester from Hazard 45 years ago.

                Mr. Deaton was a retired truck operator at Fulton County REMC. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, earning the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal with two Overseas Bars. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343, LeRoy Shelton American Legion 36, Eagles Lodge 852, Moose Lodge 1107, Ducks Unlimited, all of Rochester, and the Indiana State American Legion 40 & 8.

                Survivors include one daughter, Shari C. HARTZLER and husband Jim, Rochester; five grandchildren, Michelle QUICK, Leslee GOSS and husband Glenn, Jaymi HARTZLER, all of Rochester, Joe FOSTER and wife Katharine, Atlanta, Ga., Jonathan FOSTER and wife Dionda, Fishers; five great-grandchildren, Gryphen GOSS, Damon MYERS, Bailey QUICK, Makenna MORGAN, all of Rochester, and Carmen FOSTER, Fishers; one sister, Lora DAVIS, North Port, Fla.; three brothers, Dewey [DEATON] and wife Pauline, Combs, Ky., Earl [DEATON] and wife Ruthie, Macy, and Walter “Bill” [DEATON], Louisville, Ky.


 

                Preceding in death were his parents, his lifetime companion, Evelyn I. FOSTER, April 7, 1992, one son, Joseph FOSTER, in 1989, one sister, Martha WILLOUGHBY, and four brothers, Lee, Raymond, John and Willie DEATON, Jr.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

 

JoAnn Schuler

Aug. 18, 1940 – Jan. 2, 2002

                JoAnn SCHULER, 61, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at her residence, 6177 W. Indiana 114, North Manchester.

                Born in New York City to Oscar and Bernice SLAYBAUGH FITES, she married Ned. A. SCHULER Nov. 1, 1964 in Akron. He survives.

                Mrs. Schuler was co-owner of Schuler Precision Tool, LLC, for 15 years and sold and built custom homes for Schuler Modular Homes for 22 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Tri Kappa sorority, both of North Manchester. She was a 1958 Beaver Dam High School graduate.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one son, Troy [SCHULER] and wife Tina, North Manchester; one daughter, Jennifer Jo SCHULER, North Manchester.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Grandstaff - Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, with Rev. Jeffrey L. HAWKINS officiating. Burial will be at Roann Community Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Parkview Home Health and Hospice, Huntington.

 

Helen R. Carr

Aug. 24, 1904 – Jan. 2, 2002

                Helen Ruth CARR, 97, Leesburg, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Village Retirement Com-munity, Warsaw.

                Born in Kosciusko County to Charles and Cora HAIR SPRY, she married Weldon CARR. He died in 1954.

                Mrs. Carr, a lifetime Kosciusko County area resident, was a homemaker.

                Survivors include two daughters, Alice BELL, Leesburg, Rose CASTIGLIA and husband Guy, Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Richard MARKLEY, Rochester; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one grandson, one great-granddaughter and several brothers and sisters.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Harris Chapel, Syracuse, with Rev. Charles Greg SPRY officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

 

Florence M. Whittenberger

Nov. 11, 1908 – Jan. 1, 2002

                Florence M. WHITTENBERGER, 93, Whitehall, Mont., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Crest Nursing Home, Butte, Mont.

                Born in Logansport to James and Susan SCHMIDT SMITH, she married Milton L.


WHITTENBERGER April 2, 1949. He died June 22, 1987.

                Mrs. Whittenberger was a 20-year employee of Rochester Telephone Co. and worked at Peru Telephone Co.

                Survivors include two daughters, Patricia CARROLL, Ventura, Calif., Marty ANDERSON, Whitehall, Mont.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Eileen McGUIRK and husband Francis, Clearwater, Fla.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one daughter, two grandchildren and two sisters.

                Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Joseph JACOB officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, January 5, 2002

 

Bette R. McAuliffe

                Bette R.  McAULIFFE, 76, Macy, died at 3:40 a.m. Friday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.

                Born in Gilead to Adam and Lucy BARNES DAINE, she married Leland “Mike” McAULIFFE.  He died July 29, 1997.

                Mrs. McAuliffe, a homemaker, attended Olive Branch Church of God.

                Survivors include one son, Steven [McAULIFFE] and wife Sara, Macy; one daughter, Patricia LONS and husband Russel, Hesperian, Calif.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Cluster “Bob” DAINE, Roseland.

                No services or visitation are planned.  Burial will be at Gilead Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Olive Branch Church of God.  Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, January 7, 2002

 

Caleb N. Hucks

Jan. 24, 1973 – Jan. 4, 2002

                Caleb N. HUCKS, 28, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday at his Lafayette residence.

                Born in Rochester to Vernon D. and Carol BOWEN HUCKS, Jr., he attended Tippecanoe Valley High School and graduated from Kokomo High School in 1991. He attended Ball State University for two years.

                Mr. Hucks was a tool and production worker at Caterpillar, Inc., Lafayette.

                Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Carol and George GRAHAM, Akron; father, Vernon D. HUCKS, Jr., Carlisle; stepmother, Janice McCABE, Evansville; maternal grandmother, Gloria BOWEN, Akron; paternal grandmother, Inez HUCKS, Goose Creek, S.C.; maternal stepgrandmother, Esther SHAFFER, Tolono, Ill.; paternal stepgrandparents, Ed and Joan STEVENS, Kokomo; four sisters, Robin HECKMAN and husband Ed, Akron, Jessica DUBOIS and husband Jeff, Indianapolis, Charity GRAHAM, Goshen, Sarah LONG, Evansville; three brothers, Uriah GRAHAM, Tippecanoe, Matt LONG, Lafayette, Evan HUCKS, Evans-ville; two nephews and one niece.

                Preceding in death were his grandfathers, Paul BOWEN and Vernon D. HUCKS, Sr.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Billy GRAHAM officiating. Burial will be at Omega Cemetery, Akron. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Omega Cemetery.
Tuesday, January 8, 2002

 

Clarence W. “Bill” Worden

Aug. 6, 1938 – Jan. 6, 2002

                Clarence W. “Bill” WORDEN, 63, 3953 U.S. 31, Plymouth, formerly of Peru, died at 1:53 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

                Born in Kokomo to Clarence and Margaret JONES WORDEN, he married Cynthia Sue HALL. They later divorced.

                Mr. Worden worked in maintenance for the South Bend Housing Authority for 19 years. He was a member of Laborers of International Union Local 654, Peru Eagles Lodge and Plymouth Moose Lodge.

                Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia MEYER and husband Jim, Rochester, Judith “Judy” RADER and husband Tim, Hopkinsville, Ky.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Jack, Jim, Carl, and George WORDEN, all of Peru, and Robert WORDEN, Denver; two sisters, Mary WINGARD and Jenny LEWIS, both of Peru.

                Preceding in death were his companion, Marilyn J. BAKER, one son, Brian W. WORDEN, and one sister, Betty WORDEN.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru. Burial will be at Reyburn Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the American Heart Association.

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2002

 

Wallace E. Keller

May 29, 1924 – Jan. 6, 2002

                Former Rochester resident Wallace E. KELLER, 77, Lafayette, died Sunday at Regency Place, Lafayette.

                Born in Iowa Falls, Iowa to Harry B. and Edith HARDING KELLER, Mr. Keller was sales manager at J.R. Hahn Co., Indianapolis, a salesman at Dealer’s Engine and a Noblesville Schools bus driver. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Lafayette, Murat Temple and Scottish Rite, Indianapolis, and was past master of Rochester Masonic Lodge 79. He was a 1942 Noblesville High School graduate.

                Survivors include his wife, Ann C. KELLER, Lafayette; two daughters, Linda BERRYMAN, Lafayette, Susan GLENSKI, Longmont, Colo.; one son, Clark KELLER, Northville, Mich.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Marlyn KELLER, Carmel.

                Preceding in death were his parents.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jack G. Miller

Aug. 13, 1922 – Jan. 2, 2002

                Jack G. MILLER, 79, Sarasota, Fla., died Jan. 2 in Sarasota.

                Born in Urbana, Ohio to Hershel and Bess McINTYRE MILLER, he married Barbara GRABILL Oct. 20, 1946 in Elkhart. She survives.

                Mr. Miller was a 1939 Rochester High School graduate and a 1942 graduate of Purdue University School of Pharmacology. He lived in Indianapolis from 1947 to 1983. There he was a pharmacist at the Veteran’s Hospital until retiring in 1977. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired U.S. Army Reserves major. He was past president of Indiana Society of Hospital Pharmacists.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three sons, Dennis J. [MILLER], Nineveh, Edwin A. [MILLER], Indianapolis, Eric B. [MILLER], Muncie; one daughter, Mrs. Susan A. TRAPP, Flora; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death was one son.

                No services are planned. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 921 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240. Cree Funeral Home, Camden, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, January 10, 2002

 

Thomas J. Michael

July 11, 1957 – Jan. 8, 2002

                Thomas J. MICHAEL, 44, Radnor, died at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.

                He was born in Lafayette to Robert E. and Martha Belle HARMON MICHAEL.

Mr. Michael attended Delphi High School and enjoyed collecting John Deere memorabilia, trains and antiques.

                Survivors include his mother, of Radnor; two sisters, Sandra JARVIS and husband Clarence, Columbus, Lisa ADAMS, Delphi; two brothers, Curtis [MICHAEL] and wife Patty, Logansport, Ricky [MICHAEL] and wife Sharon, Rochester; one uncle, Medford HARMON, Cutler.

                Preceding in death were his father and one nephew, David MICHAEL.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, with Rev. Woody SLADE of Rochester First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be at Burlington Cemetery, Bur-lington. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Carroll County Cancer Association.

 

Friday, January 11, 2002

 

Marjorie B. Sparling

July 18, 1909 – Jan. 10, 2002

                Marjorie B. SPARLING, 92, died at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at her 784 West Shore Drive, Culver, residence. She had been in failing health eight years.

                Born in Logansport to James I. and Emily Christine ENGELBRECHT BARNES, she married Floyd L. SPARLING Jan. 19, 1932. He died Jan. 23, 2001.

                Mrs. Sparling was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro,


N.C.

                Survivors include two daughters, Virginia DOYLE and husband Bob, Knightdale, N.C., Linda BROCKEY, Culver; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris HILLIS, Columbus, Virginia KNIESLY, Logansport.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one daughter, Suzanne GREEB, and five sisters, Lucile CROMPP, Emily STUDEBAKER, Clara MEDLAND, Betty MUEHLHAUSEN and Elizabeth BARNES.

                Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert L. Richards

                Robert L. RICHARDS, 71, of New York City, N.Y., and San Francisco, Calif., died Saturday in Doylestown, Penn.

                Survivors include one son, Stephen RICHARDS, Boulder, Colo.; one daughter, Leslie RITTZMANN, Doylestown, Penn.; one brother, Joseph RICHARDS, Florence, Ky.

                A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery.

 

Saturday, January 12, 2002

 

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Monday, January 14, 2002

 

Jerry M. Mutchler

Nov. 1, 1933 – Jan. 13, 2002

                Jerry M. MUTCHLER, 68, 4684 N. Indiana 25, died at 1:39 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Delphi to Alford and Kathryn WIDNER HAYDEN, she married Donald P. “Pete” MUTCHLER, Sr. June 6, 1953 in Rochester. He survives.

                Mrs. Mutchler was a homemaker and attended Riverview Community Church. She lived most of her life in Rochester and Kewanna and lived in Elwood for 26 years.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one son, Donald P. [MUTCHLER],Jr., Elwood; two daughters, Kathy HOBBS and husband Terry, Rochester, Debbie MUMBOWER and husband David, Alexandria; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Irene JAMES, Lake Cicott; three stepsisters and three stepbrothers.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one granddaughter, one sister and one brother.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rod RUBERG officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Riverview Community Church.
Dennis McManus

April 8, 1916 – Jan. 9, 2002

                Dennis McMANUS, 85, Rochester, died at 4:31 a.m. Wednesday at R.L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center, Indianapolis.

                Born in Washington Township, Cass County, to Dennis and Goldie STEWART McMANUS, he married Lydia Irene WIDNER Aug. 16, 1946 in Logansport. She died Jan. 16, 1947.

                Mr. McManus was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired in 1978 from SUS Die Casting Co. He was a member of Fulton County Coonhunters Club.

                Survivors include one stepdaughter, Victoria Lee WININGER, Indianapolis; one brother, Rayburn “Mike” [McMANUS] and wife Betty, Logansport; three sisters, Rebecca “Becky” REICHARD and husband Cliff, Leiters Ford, Frances WEBSTER, Logansport, Mari MITTICA and husband Dominic, Logansport; several stepgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with his wife were three brothers and two sisters.

                Services were Saturday at Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel, Logansport. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Theodore R. Benken, Jr.

Sept. 10, 1927 – Jan. 10, 2002

                Theodore Raymond BENKEN Jr., 74, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at his Logansport residence.

                Born in Huntingburg to Theodore A. and Ruth LEFLER BENKEN, he served in the U.S. Navy.

                Survivors include one brother, James [BENKEN[, Monticello; two sisters, Elizabeth PILCHER, Pensecola, Fla., Susan LovVRON, Huntingburg; his former wife and best friend, Dr. Edna L. BENKEN, Centerville.

                Preceding in death were one sister, Delores SCHUETTER, and two brothers, John and Francis BENKEN.

                There will be no services or visitation. Burial will take place at a later date. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

John F. Rogers

Oct. 10, 1910 – Jan. 13, 2002

                John F. ROGERS, 91, Francesville, died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Creek of Winamac.

                Born in White County to Fred and Lydia LEADER ROGERS, he married Anna WESTPHAL Feb. 15, 1933 at St. John United Church of Christ. She died June 2, 1996.

                Mr. Rogers, a lifetime Francesville resident, was a farmer. He was a member of St. James Salem United Church of Christ, Francesville.

                Survivors include three daughters, Donna WADYCKI, Westmont, Ill., Charlene GUTWEIN and husband John, Rensselaer, Carol BURTON and husband George, Rochester; one son, Harold [ROGERS] and wife Betty, Francesville; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Marie MILLER, Cameron, Okla.; one brother, James [ROGERS], Remington.

                Preceding in death with his wife were one son, three sisters and one brother.


 

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Querry-Albright Funeral Home, Francesville, with Rev. David CHILDS officiating. Burial will be at St. James Salem Cemetery, Francesville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. James Salem United Church of Christ.

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Hazel Miller See

Feb. 25, 1915 – Jan. 6, 2002

                Hazel MILLER SEE, 86, Roseburg, Ore., died Jan. 6 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, Ore.

                Born in Lodi, Ill. to Otto and Sarah HOLT, she married John A. MILLER July 16, 1932 in Watseka, Ill. He is deceased. She married Bill SEE June 13, 1992. He survives.

                Mrs. See lived in Rochester for 25 years. She worked at Woodlawn Hospital. She enjoyed traveling and her family. She was a volunteer at Roseburg Veterans Administration Hospital.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are three children, Jill and Bill COPLEN, Rochester, Jim and Milly MILLER, Vancouver, Wash., Joy and Rick JOHNSON, Lake Forest, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jennifer MILLER VOELLER and husband Randy, Vancouver, Wash., Desmond MILLER, Vancouver, Wash., Erica JOHNSON, Missoula, Mt., Tim HARTZLER and Haley COPLEN, both of Rochester; three great-grandchildren, Samantha and Jackson VOELLER, Vancouver, Wash., and Allie ROUCH, Fulton.

                Preceding in death with her husband were three sisters and two brothers.

                Services were Saturday. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Association.

 

Buddy G. “Bud” Keim Sr.

Oct. 19, 1932 – Jan. 13, 2002

                Buddy G. “Bud” KEIM Sr., 69, Shreveport La., formerly of Gilead, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Grace Home, Shreveport, La. He had been in failing health four months.

                Born in Gilead, Miami County, to Carl and Marguerite OPPLE KEIM, he married Virginia McCART Nov. 21, 1953. She survives.

                Mr. Keim, a retired truck driver, was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Kathy BEECH and husband Johnny, Pat LEWIS and husband Jerry, all of Shreveport, La., Dixie ELY and husband Steve, Minden, La.; one son, Buddy G. KEIM Jr., Shreveport, La.; five grandchildren, Jeremy and Julie LEWIS, Cassidy and Chad KEIM, Tabatha Beech, all of Shreveport; one stepgrandson, Jeff ELY, South Carolina; several nieces and nephews.

                Services are Wednesday at Rose-Neath Southside Funeral Home, Shreveport, La., with Revs. Mark SUTTON and John HARP officiating. Burial will be at Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
`Wednesday, January 16, 2002

 

Greg Miller

                Assistant Rochester Fire Chief Greg MILLER, 54, died Tuesday in the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital, of an apparent heart attack.

                He joined the department in 1982 and was the city’s longest-serving full-time firefighter.     He was assistant chief various times during his nearly 20-year career.

                Chief Mike GEARHART said he last appointed Miller assistant chief in 1996.

                In a force of relatively young firefighters, Miller was the “seniority guy,” Gearhart said.

A U.S. Army helicopter maintenance man during the Vietnam War, Miller was known for his level-headed approach to his work, Gearhart said.

                “He was a good-guy. Had a great sense of humor,” Gearhart said today. “He just didn’t get too excited. He’d been around long enough to see a lot of stuff burn. He had a lot of knowledge from what he’s seen through his career.”

                Flags were lowered to half-staff at the fire station and Rochester City Hall today.

The mood at City Hall was somber.

                “Greg’s been involved with my life quite a while,” said Mayor Phil Thompson. He noted both his older sons worked at Miller’s Standard, the service station at Main and Southway 31 Miller co-owned and operated with his brother, Tim, on his days away from the fire station.

                “It’s sad to lose such a long-standing good member of the community,” Thompson said. “The Millers have served Rochester for a long time.

                In May, Miller would have served the city 20 years, qualifying him for a full pension.           Prior to being hired as a firefighter, he had volunteered on the force.

                Miller’s son, Scott, followed him into the firefighting profession and is now a Carmel firefighter.

                Firefighters were notified by telephone Tuesday night of Miller’s death.

                His wife, Vickie [MILLER], is an instructional assistant at Columbia Elementary School.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

 

Thursday, January 17, 2002

 

Gregory A. Miller

March 29, 1947 – Jan. 15, 2002

                Gregory A. “Greg” MILLER, 54, 911 E. Fulton County Road 550 North, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Rochester to Jacob A. and Margaret M. “Peg” ROMAN MILLER, he married Vickie CRISSINGER March 27, 1998. She survives.

                Mr. Miller co-owned, with his brother, Miller’s Service Center, Rochester, and was assistant chief of Rochester Fire Department. A 1965 Rochester High School graduate, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Blacktop Cruisers and the Fulton County Fireman’s Association.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Scott G. MILLER, Carmel; one stepson, Kyle JUMP, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Kira JUMP, Rochester; one brother, Tim [MILLER] and wife Beth, Rochester; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

                Preceding in death were his father, on June 9, 1973, and his mother, on July 1, 1990.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Revs. Sam BENNETT and Steve FLECK officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.


Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars assisted by members of the Rochester Fire Department. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

 

Glen “Speck” Smith

                Glen “Speck” SMITH, 80, Macy, died at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Louetta Jones

                Louetta JONES, 81, Rochester, died at 4:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday,  January 18, 2002

 

Glen H. “Speck” Smith

Nov. 14, 1921 – Jan. 16, 2002

                Glen H. “Speck” SMITH, 80, 3642 E. Miami County Road 650 South, Macy, died at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                Born in Macy to Harvey F. and Izora NYE SMITH, he married Carmen J. ELLIS Nov. 27, 1954 in Rochester. She survives.

                Mr. Smith, a lifetime Macy resident, owned and operated Speck’s Service Station at the corner of Old U.S. 31 and Macy-Nyona Lake Road. He retired in 1998. His father began the business in 1916 and moving to its current location in 1928. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Persian Gulf. He was a member of Lincoln Lodge 523 and Order of the Eastern Star 124, both of Macy, over 50 years.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Nancy J. SMITH, Akron; two sons, Steven E. [SMITH] and wife Laurel, Vincennes, Dean P. [SMITH] , New York, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Glenda and Alicia SMITH, both of Akron; one sister, Juana ROBINSON and husband Bayard, Wichita, Kan.; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one brother, Harvey SMITH.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David WELSH officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Louetta Jones

June 22, 1920 – Jan. 17, 2002

                Louetta JONES, 81, Rochester, died at 4:05 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been in failing health several years.

                Born in Halfway, Ky. to Edd and Mary Etta STONE BELLER, she married Paul JONES in Kentucky. He died June 2, 1969.

                Mrs. Jones came to Rochester in 1996 from Indianapolis. She was a homemaker and caregiver.

                Survivors include one daughter, Barbara RYAN and husband Don, Indianapolis; one son, Edward Johnson [JONES] and wife Patricia, Macy; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Beulah CALVERT, Bowling Green, Ky.; one brother, Ovie BELLER and wife Rose, Bowling Green, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.


 

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Junior Hooks

Oct. 28, 1922 – Jan. 17, 2002

                Junior HOOKS, 79, 6462 A St., Athens, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.

                Born in LaFollette, Tenn. to Moss and Sophia O’BRINE HOOKS, he married Rosalee COLE April 22, 1946 in Paintsville, Ky. She died April 22, 1995.

                Mr. Hooks was an Athens resident for 55 years, coming from Paintsville, Ky. He retired from Rochester Telephone Co. after 38 years. He attended Rochester Church of God and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343 and International Brother-hood of Electrical Workers 723. He served under General Patton during World War II, earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

                Survivors include one daughter, Brenda HARRELL, Argos; one son, Kenneth HOOKS, Argos; three grandchildren, Tammy UTTER and husband Bill, Athens, Melissa ARTIST, Rochester, Christopher HOOKS and fiance Kelly FLOOR, Rochester; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth HALL and husband Arlie, Wabash; one brother, Euglene HOOKS, Peru.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents and two brothers, Frank and Robert HOOKS.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be at Athens Cemetery, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Saturday, January 19, 2002

 

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Monday, January 21, 2002

 

Marion D. “Shorty” Carman

Jan. 21, 1935 – Jan. 20, 2002

                Marion Dale “Shorty” CARMAN, 66, Rochester, died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Hospital, Becch Grove.

                Born in Bartholomew County to Ira and Reba HENDRICKSON CARMAN, he married Patricia Anne McKINNEY.

                Mr. Carman, formerly of Hope, retired from Grissom Air Force Base, Peru, where he was a technician. He was a member of Whippoorwill Community Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the National Guard.

                Survivors include his wife, at home, one son, Robert CLAWSON, Indianapolis; one daughter, Connie CARMAN, Fort Wayne; two stepdaughters, Tammy McCLONE, Warsaw, Kimberly COMBS, Charleston, W. Va.; one stepson, Jamie NORMAN, Warsaw; 13 stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald [CARMAN], Columbus, Robert [CARMAN], California; one sister, Deloris KIMBLER, Florida.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Allen Dale CARMAN, and one brother, Harold CARMAN.


 

                Services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Norman Funeral Home, Hope, with Rev. Jeff COMBS officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospice Center, 1600 Albany St., Beech Grove, IN 46107.

 

Dean C. Fox

Nov. 13, 1922 – Jan. 18, 2002

                Dean Conroy FOX, 79, Boulder, Colo., died there Friday.

                Born in Argos to William and Mildred McCOLLEY FOX, he married his wife, Norma A. [FOX], Jan. 19, 1958 in Teheran, Iran. She survives.

                Mr. Fox was an Argos High School graduate. He attended South Bend College of Commerce and Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, retiring in 1965. He retired from IBM in 1985. A Boulder, Colo. resident since 1964, he was a member of Mountain States Baptist Church, Retired Officer Association, Retired Army       

Warrant Officer Association and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, James [FOX], Orleans, Mass.; two daughters, Janet FOX, Longmont, Colo., June FOX, Westminster, Colo.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mary FOX, East Peoria, Ill.

                Preceding in death were his parents.

                Services were today in Boulder. Private burial will be Wednesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Boulder County Hospice. Howe Mortuary, Boulder, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Harriet L. Arven

Oct. 18, 1923 – Jan. 19, 2002

                Harriet L. ARVEN, 78, Fulton, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in New Waverly to Walter and Melinda Jane LEEDY SUTTON, she married Claude D. ARVEN April 2, 1977 in Fulton. He survives.

                Mrs. Arven, a homemaker, was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church, where she was active in women’s activities.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two nieces, Linda Jane RAY, Peru, Connie LEHMAN and husband David, Theodore, Ala.; two nephews, Robert L. MUSGRAVE and wife Judy, Peru, Jack L. NICKELS and wife Marian, Bartonville, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Dean ARVEN and wife Nornetta, Logansport; several great nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Ella MUSGRAVE, and one brother, Robert SUTTON.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, Fulton. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Fulton United Methodist Church or to one’s favorite charity.

 

Trey Alderfer

Jan. 10, 2002 – Jan. 19, 2002

                Infant Trey ALDERFER 128 W. Third St., died at 8:18 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born Jan. 10 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, to Leroy and Rebel


WEISENBERGER ALDERFER.

                Survivors include his parents, at home; one brother, Skyler ALDERFER, at home; maternal grandmother, Ronda MOORE, North Manchester; paternal grandparents, Diane SEE, Rochester, and Jack ALDERFER, North Manchester; maternal great-grandparents, Artie and Rosie MOORE, Wabash; paternal great-grandparents, Merle and Julia ALDERFER, Laketon; paternal great-great-grandmother, Hattie COLEMAN, Laketon.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

 

Harriett L. Arven

Oct. 18, 1923 – Jan. 19, 2002

                Harriett L. ARVEN, 78, Fulton, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in New Waverly to Walter and Melinda Jane LEEDY SUTTON, she married Claude D. ARVEN April 2, 1977 in Fulton. He survives.

                Mrs. Arven, a homemaker, was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church, where she was active in women’s activities.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two nieces, Linda Jane RAY, Peru, Connie LEHMAN and husband David, Theodore, Ala.; two nephews, Robert L. MUSGROVE and wife Judy, Peru, Jack L. NICKELS and wife Marian, Bartonville, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Dean ARVEN and wife Nornetta, Logansport; several great nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Ella MUSGRAVE, and one brother, Robert SUTTON.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, Fulton. Friends may call from   5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Fulton United Methodist Church or to one’s favorite charity.

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2002 to Friday, January 25, 2002

 

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Saturday, January 26, 2002

 

Kathleen Beck

                Kathleen Ann BECK, 56, Fort Wayne and formerly of Rochester, died at noon Friday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

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

March 18, 1910 – Jan. 19, 2002

                Opal L. GRAVES, 91, Burr Ridge, Ill., and formerly of 19681 Brick Road, Clay Township, St. Joseph County, died Jan. 19.

                Born in Fulton County to William C. and Eunice May EASTERDAY MILLER, of Richland Township, she married Leroy D. GRAVES at Seymour on Sept. 16, 1934. A former Notre Dame University professor, he died six years ago.

                The Graveses resided on Brick Road since 1946. She moved to Illinois a year ago.

                Mrs. Graves enjoyed gardening and handcrafts and spending time with her family. She was a life member of the Ladies of Notre Dame. She attended the Community Congregational Church. She was related to the Easterday, Hoffman, Mehling and Plantz families, all early German-Americans of Fulton County.

                Survivors include her daughter, LeeAnn COSPER and husband David, Downers Grove, Ill.; son Terry GRAVES and wife Susan, Redlands, Calif.; four grandchildren, Stephen COSPER and wife Christy, Catherine DONOFRIO and husband Joel, Sarah WEBSTER and husband Gregory, and Stephanie GRAVES; one nephew, Roger ZENTZ, Plymouth; and four great-grandchildren, Rhiannon, Anthony, Joanna and Nathaniel. She was preceded by two sisters, Thelma RICHARD and Ruth ZENTZ, and one brother, Albert D. MILLER.

                Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Welsheimer North Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service, 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery following the funeral. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society.

 

Monday, January 28, 2002

 

Alfred R. Coplen

Feb. 28, 1909 – Jan. 27, 2002

                Alfred Ray COPLEN, 92, 1330 Franklin Ave., died at 3:31 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  Born in Fulton County to Orange Melville and Mary Belle GREGSON COPLEN, he married Trella Mae BRADWAY April 20, 1937 in Akron. She died June 24, 2001.

                Mr. Coplen, a lifetime Rochester resident, was a 1927 Rochester High School graduate and a retired heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards and watching sports. He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Daly during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 36, Rochester, and Operating and Engineers Union Local 103, Kokomo.

                Survivors include one daughter, Carol BRIDGE and husband Robert, Rochester; two sons, Phillip [COPLEN] and wife Kristin, Westerville, Ohio, Steven [COPLEN] and wife Gretchen, Rochester; four grandsons, Michael COPLEN, West Lafayette, Daniel COPLEN, Cincinnati, Ohio, Lee COPLEN and wife Amy, Westerville, Ohio, Anthony COPLEN and wife Gina, Powell, Ohio; four great-grandsons, Jack, Jay and Nicholas COPLEN, Westerville, Ohio, and Philip COPLEN, Powell, Ohio; one great-granddaughter, Kennedy COPLEN, Powell, Ohio; three stepgrandchildren, Nancy WAGGONER and husband Ted, Rochester, John Charles BRIDGE, Terre Haute, Stephen BRIDGE and wife Catherine, Indianapolis; seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Woody SLADE officiating. Burial will be at Hoover Cemetery, Athens, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or one’s charity of choice.


 

Kathleen A. Beck

Sept. 21, 1945 – Jan. 25, 2002

                Kathleen A. BECK, 56, Fort Wayne, formerly of Rochester, died at noon Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following complications from heart surgery.

                Born in Rochester to Lester and Lily MLEKODAJ BECK, she moved from Rochester to Fort Wayne in 1967.

                Miss Beck was a chemist at Falstaff Brewery, Fort Wayne, and an artist. She was graduated from Rochester High School in 1963 and from Indiana University in 1967. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fort Wayne.

                Survivors include four sisters, Judy CLAUS and husband Chris, Philadelphia, Penn., Francine BECK, Denver, Colo., Teresa BECK, Grand Rapids, Mich., Julia DILL, Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, Larry BECK, Stevens Point, Wisc., Robert BECK, Urbana; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Alan BECK, in 1987.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Rev. Joe JACOB officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Parkview Behavioral Health Center, in care of Parkview Hospital Foundation, Fort Wayne.

 

Margaret L. Sutton

Aug. 6, 1915 – Jan. 27, 2002

                Margaret L. SUTTON, 86, Logansport, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday at Chase Center, Logansport.

                Born in Logansport to John and Opal CONRAD SPENCER, she married Charles “Bud” SUTTON Sept. 7, 1940 in Flora. He died Nov. 30, 1983.

                Mrs. Sutton, formerly of Lucerne, worked at Sirken Distributors, Rochester, and Chase Center, Logansport. She attended Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the women’s group.

                Survivors include one daughter, Pattie ARMSTRONG and husband Vance, Lucerne; two grandsons, Tom ROUSH and wife Laurie, Portage, Troy ROUSH and wife Jennifer, Lucerne; one great-grandson, Cole ROUSH.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one infant daughter, Carol Sue SUTTON, and two brothers, Jack and Marion SPENCER.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Wednes-day at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial will be at Metea Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church.

 

Tuesday, January 29, 1965

 

Frances L. Marshall

April 5, 1920 – Jan. 28, 2002

                Frances L. MARSHALL, 81, 208 S. West St., Akron, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                Born in Kosciusko County to Glen and Pearl RHYNERSON HOLLOWAY, she married Mace Eugene MARSHALL June 14, 1939 in Mentone. He died Feb. 3, 2001.


 

                Mrs. Marshall, a homemaker, was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church, Mentone Order of the Eastern Star and a past grand representative of the Indiana Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

                Survivors include one brother, Frank HOLLOWAY, Plymouth; two sisters, Kathleen WAGNER, Warsaw, Pauline SHAW, Valley Springs, Calif.; two half sisters and four half brothers.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one son, Carl MARSHALL, in 1960 and three sisters.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Will LAWSON officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Wentzel W. Wagoner

July 25, 1922 – Jan. 14, 2002

                Wentzel W. WAGONER, 79, Placitas, N.M., died Jan. 14 following a short illness.

                Born in Plymouth to Paul and Irma WAGONER, he married Betty G. BEHMER April 18, 1942. She survives.

                Mr. Wagoner served in the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific, American and European Theatres of World War II. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He worked at Buick in Flint, Mich. He moved to Albuquerque, N.M., retiring from Sandia National Laboratory in 1982.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Connie NORDSTROM and husband Frank, Farmington, N.M.; one son, Douglas [WAGONER] and wife Colleen, Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren, Julie, Douglas and Danna STRECH and Matthew and Amy WAGONER; two great-grandsons, Jen and Jax STRECH; one brother, Robert D. [WAGONER], Rochester; one sister, Patricia MINEAR, Milford.

                Preceding in death were his parents and three brothers, George, Paul Jr. and William [WAGONER].

                Services were Jan. 18 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.

 

Garry L. Smiley

Sept. 20, 1942 – Jan. 27, 2002

                Garry L. SMILEY, 59, 3762 W. Old Road 30, Warsaw, died Sunday at 7278 N. Fulton County Road 775 East, Rochester.

                Born in Marshall County to Julius “Sam” and Betty PELTZ SMILEY, he married Jean BYRER Oct. 11, 1963 in Tippecanoe. She survives.

                Mr. Smiley was a self-employed taxidermist.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother, Betty SMILEY, Plymouth; one daughter, Dawn KERLIN, Warsaw; one son, Rocky SMILEY, Etna Green; two grandchildren; two sisters, Sherry BENEDICT and husband Tom, Plymouth, Donna HENRITZE and husband Bob, Westfield; two brothers, Roger [SMILEY] and wife Jennifer, Florida, Milton [SMILEY], Atwood.

                Private family services will be Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Dennis BOLLENBACHER officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green.
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 to Thursday, Januar4y 31, 2002

 

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Friday, February 1, 2002

 

Shirley Haiflich

                Shirley HAIFLICH, 58, died at 6:35 a.m. today at her home, 418 N. Mishawaka St., Akron.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Glen Armentrout

                Glen ARMENTROUT, 88, formerly of 333 W. Church St., Argos, died Thursday at Pilgrim Manor Health Care Center, Plymouth.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Saturday, February 2, 2002

 

Juanita E. Granholm

                Juanita E. GRANHOLM, 81, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Shirley L. Haiflich

May 14, 1943 – February 1, 2002

                Shirley L. HAIFLICH, 58, died at 6:35 a.m. Friday at her 418 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, residence. She had been ill since July.

                Born in Cadiz, Ky. to Wayne and Mildred SHANE NEWNAM, she married Rev. Stevan R. HAIFLICH Dec. 31, 1992 in North Webster. He survives.

                Mrs. Haiflich, formerly of Roanoke, was a materials planner at Raytheon Systems, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, the Rural Chaplain’s Association, of which she was secretary one year, and the American Business Women’s Association Kilsoquah Chapter, Huntington.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are her mother, Fairbury, Ill.; two stepsons, Phillip HAIFLICH and wife Heidi and Andrew HAIFLICH and friend Lauren HALEY, all of Fort Wayne; two stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Elaine NYSTROM and husband Wade, Altona, Ill., Karilyn NEWNAM, Urbana, Ill., Elsie CASTEEL and husband David, Great Falls, Mont.; one brother, Stan NEWNAM and wife Kathy, Mount Vernon, Ill.

                Preceding in death was her father.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Akron United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael HARRIS officiating. Burial will be at Mossburg Cemetery, Wells County, near Liberty Center. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the church, 121 N. Mishawaka St., Akron. Memorials may be made to the Akron Missions Fund, the Rural Chaplain’s Association or the church of one’s choice. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.
Glen J. Armentrout

Jan. 2, 1913 – January 31, 2002

                Glen J. ARMENTROUT, 89, 333 W. Church St., Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient two weeks.

                Born in LaCrosse to James Ezra and Nola Florence WOODS ARMENTROUT, he married Clara MILLER May 6, 1944 in Logansport. She survives.

                Mr. Armentrout lived in Argos most of his life. He was a machinist at Studebaker Corp., South Bend, and worked at Electra-Motive Corp., LaGrange, Ill. He was a member of Plymouth Wesleyan Church and the United Autoworkers Union, South Bend. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. during World War II.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Carol L. MORRISON, Argos; two granddaughters, Susan ARMENTROUT, South Bend, Denise STUTLER and husband Randy, Argos; one great-grandson, Nicholas STUTLER, Argos; two sisters, Gertrude Marie “Trudy” JOSEPH and husband David, Plymouth, Opal WEIDNER, Rochester; one brother, Kenneth C. ARMENTROUT and wife Harriett, The Colony, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one son, John C. ARMENTROUT, and three sisters, Mabel BALLINGER, Mary STAZEWSKI and Midge ROUSE.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Robert VARDAMAN officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 68, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Plymouth Wesleyan Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

Monday, February 4, 2002

 

Ryan R. Utter

July 27, 1982 – February 2, 2002

                Ryan Richard UTTER, 19, 3268 N. Fulton County Road 650 East, died at 8:22 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries sustained in a Kosciusko County automobile accident Jan. 27.

                Born in Rochester to Rodney and Vicki CARTWRIGHT UTTER, he was a lifetime Rochester area resident.

                Mr. Utter worked at House of Decor, Rochester. He was a member of Talma United Methodist Church. He was a 2001 Tippecanoe Valley High School graduate, where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America. He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed hunting.

                Survivors include his parents, at home; one sister, Amber EASTERDAY and husband Kent, Rochester; his best friend, Travis RAMSEY, Rochester; maternal grandfather, Jack CARTWRIGHT, Houston, Texas; maternal grandmother, Barb BILBY and husband Butch, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Juanita UTTER and Bob BAUMAN, Argos; paternal grandfather, Richard UTTER and wife Lois, Mentone; paternal great-grandparents, Wilbert and LaVera UTTER, Athens; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Preceding in death was his maternal grandmother, LaDonna WETZEL.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 1000 Main St., Rochester, with Revs. Phillip PRATT and Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Ceemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the Ryan Utter Fund, in care of any Lake City Bank branch.
Gladys M. Carr

                Gladys M. CARR, 91, Argos, died at 9:27 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos

.

Juanita E. Granholm

June 25, 1920 – Feb. 1, 2002

                Juanita E. GRANHOLM, 81, Rochester, formerly of Kewanna, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in Kouts to Harvey and Dessie OVERMYER WOLFE, she married Herbert H. GRANHOLM. He died in March, 1984.

                Mrs. Granholm worked at Chamberlains, Akron, for over 10 years and was a homemaker.

                Survivors include one son, Jerry [GRANHOLM] and wife Sandy, Hampton, Maine; one daughter, Dorothy McFARLAND and companion Anthony EMMONS, Rochester; four grandchildren, Jeff GRANHOLM, Maine, Devin McFARLAND, Rochester, Anthony McFARLAND, Troutwood, Ohio, Anna ARMSTRONG, Peru; three great-grandchildren, Aaron McFARLAND, Ohio, Rayann and Amber ARMSTRONG, both of Peru; one sister, Chloe McLEAN, Warsaw.

                Preceding in death were her parents and two brothers.

                Private family services will take place. Burial will be at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Juanita E. Granholm Memorial Fund. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Flossie Rush Kotterman

April 18, 1908 – Feb. 3, 2002

                Flossie (MUSSELMAN) RUSH KOTTERMAN, 93, 415 Railroad St., Argos, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she was a patient three months.

                Born in Twelve Mile to John and Pearl VANATA MUSSELMAN, she married Vern RUSH Dec. 3, 1928. He died Dec. 15, 1958. She married Harry KOTTERMAN Nov. 14, 1972. He died Feb. 1, 1999.

                Mrs. Kotterman was a homemaker.

                Survivors include one daughter, Gladys WARREN, Argos; four grandchildren, Clara Mae HOLLAR and husband Carl, Argos, Jenette HORVATH and husband Tim, Plymouth, Don WARREN and wife June, Lakeville, Raymond WARREN, Plymouth; 12 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ethel RHOADES, Logansport, Gertrude TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile, Dortha LOWMAN and Elsie RUSH, both of Rochester; four brothers, Roy MUSSELMAN, Logansport, Ralph, Richard and Leonard MUSSELMAN, all of Twelve Mile; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David WELSH officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
LaVaun V. Montague

June 8, 1913 – Feb. 2, 2002

                LaVaun V. MONTAGUE, 88, Bremen, formerly of Bourbon, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Bremen Health Care Center.

                Born in Bourbon to Herman and Orpha FAULKNER MONTAGUE, he married Celia June LEMLER Nov. 10, 1932. She survives.

                Mr. Montague, a lifetime Bourbon area resident, was a 1932 Bourbon High School graduate. He worked at Orthopedic Equipment Co., Bourbon, for more than 31 years. He was a 25-year volunteer fireman. He was a member of United Pentacostal Church of Bourbon over 70 years.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are six children, Nila Ellen and Ivy E. DAVIS, Crowley, Texas, David Lee and Dorothy MONTAGUE, Akron, Neil and Dori MONTAGUE, Bremen, Gene and Judy MONTAGUE, Akron, Thomas MONTAGUE, Schererville, Phyllis Rene` and Jim TRENTHAM, Burleson, Texas; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one sister, Sylvia HOLLOWAY and husband Don, Bourbon; one brother, Bill [MONTAGUE] and wife Irene, North Fort Myers, Fla.

                Preceding in death was one brother, Ward.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Pentacostal Church of Bourbon with Revs. Mark COTTRILL and Ron LILES officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Hoem, Bourbon, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the United Pentacostal Church of Bourbon building fund.

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2002

 

Gladys M. Carr

June 16, 1910 – Feb. 3, 2002

                Gladys M. CARR, 91, 225 N. First St., Argos, died at 9:27 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. She had been in failing health four months.

                Born near Akron to Jacob L. and Elva E. BOWEN MECHLING, she married Byron CARR in April, 1946. He died Jan. 29, 1964.

                Mrs. Carr, an Argos resident most of her life, owned and operated Gladys’ Beauty Salon, Argos, over 70 years. She graduated from Cecil Beauty College, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1931. She was a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star 26, Plymouth. She attended Argos Bible Church, where she was an organist.

                Survivors include one son, Charles CARR and wife Sandy, Papua, New Guinea; eight grandchildren, Diana HECKMAN and husband Jon, Warsaw, Debra WILLIAMS and husband Jeffery, Muncie, Rachel, Christina, Miriah, Michael and C.J. CARR, all of Papua, New Guinea, David CARR, Argos; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Hope WINENGER, Argos.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one daughter, Deloris [CARR], one sister, Ruth Esther MECHLING, and two brothers, Loris Ray and Guy Day MECHLING.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Mark FISHBURN officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. The Order of the Eastern Star 26 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Argos Bible Church.


 

 

Ellener E. Manwaring

March 16, 1906 – Feb. 4, 2002

                Ellener W. MANWARING, 95, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday at her Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, residence.

                Born in Warsaw to Harry and Isadora PYLE NYE, she married Charles L. MANWARING July 20, 1935 in Elkhart. He died Aug. 18, 1974.

                Mrs. Manwaring was a graduate of Warsaw High School and International Business College, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church, the Mentone Reading Club, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Warsaw, and a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and was a volunteer at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

                Survivors include two sons, Frank N. [MANWARING] and wife Mary, Warsaw, James L. [MANWARING] and wife Jo, Warsaw; seven grandchildren, Jennifer ZACHARY and husband Dan, Julie REED and husband Scott, Deron MANWARING and wife Ana, Dayne MANWARING and wife Cristi, Sam MANWARING and wife Linette, Derek MANWARING and wife Katrina and Deneal MANWARING; 12 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband was one brother, Harry NYE Jr.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Glenn BYERS officiating. Burial will be at Mentone cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2002

 

Harold L. Reese

April 10, 1915 – Feb. 5, 2002

                Harold L. REESE, 86, Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester, died at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend.

                Born in Rochester to Fred A. and Clara Fern MUTCHLER REESE, he married Helen Josephine WYLIE April 23, 1939 in North Manchester. She survives.

                Mr. Reese lived most of his life in Rochester, spending some time in Serbia and Cornstalk Park, Mich. He retired in 1979 after 30 years as a machinist at Sealed Power Corp., Rochester. He owned Third Street Grocery, Rochester, was a farmer and was developer of Reese Addition, Rochester. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a lay leader, a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Messenger Sunday school class, trustee and finance chairman and co-founder of the Grace UMC Historical Records Room.

                Twice named Rochester Kiwanis Club’s most valuable member of the year, he was a member of Fulton County Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, Prill School Museum Association and Friends of the Fulton County Public Library. He was a 26-year member of the Fulton County Historical Society, where he helped build many projects, and of the Manitou Motorcycle Club.

Mr. Reese was named, along with his wife, co-grand marshall of the 1994 Fulton County Round Barn Festival Parade and received an award for 25 years volunteer service with the Fulton County Historical Society. He enjoyed woodworking, photography and Indian artifacts.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Elaine GILLILAND, Carmel; one grandson, Jack G. DAULTON, Lenoir, N.C.; two stepgrandsons, Robert GILLILAND, Mooresville, Richard GILLILAND, Orlando, Fla.; six great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were two brothers, Ralph and A. Buryl REESE.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the Fulton County Historical Society.

 

Russell L. Musgrave

April 10, 1915 – Feb. 5, 2002

                Russell L. MUSGRAVE, 86, Martinsville, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday at Morgan Hospital and Medical Center, Martinsville.

                Born in Morgan County, Green Township, to Charles Melvin and Louie DEER MUSGRAVE, he married Ruth E. DAY June 9, 1935. She survives.

                Mr. Musgrave was self-employed farmer and lifetime resident of Morgan County. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Martinsville, where he was an elder over 50 years.            He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and his fruit orchard.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Lawrence D. [MUSGRAVE], Martinsville, Stanley L. [MUSGRAVE], Rochester; one daughter, Joan A. MILLER, Greenwood; 10 grandchildren, Randall, Glenn, Tony, Lance and Craig MUSGRAVE, Shelley ABBOTT, Russell MILLER, Stacy WINGET, Amy PENTECOST and Karen BOWEN.

                Preceding in death were one granddaughter, Teresa MUSGRAVE, one great-granddaughter Lauren ABBOTT, three brothers, Earl E., Paul Floyd and John MUSGRAVE, and two sisters, Anna Lucile MUSGRAVE and Eva N. FLAKE.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Neal & Summers Mortuary, Martinsville, with Rev. David VAUGHN officiating. Burial will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery, Martinsville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morgan County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 2033, Martinsville, IN 46151.

 

Dorothy A. Truex

Oct. 7, 1920 – Feb. 5, 2002

                Dorothy A. TRUEX, 81, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday at her Denver residence.

                Born in Perry Township, Miami County to Charles W. and Eva MURPHY HUDSON, she married Willard D. “Bill” TRUEX Dec. 7, 1942 at the home of Rev. C.F. GOLDEN, near Chili. He died Nov. 24, 1994.

                Mrs. Truex and her husband operated Chili Grain & Supply until 1978. She was an inspector at Essex International, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Chili Baptist Church and attended Olive Branch Church of God.

                Survivors include two sons, Terry L. [TRUEX] and wife Patsy, Peru, Nobel C. [TRUEX] and wife Nancy A., Denver; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Olive “Polly” HUDSON, Denver; one brother, Paul L. HUDSON, Roann.

                Preceding in death with her husband were six brothers and two sisters.

                Private services will be conducted, with Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial will be at Chili Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Memorials may be made to the Miami County Cancer Society.
Dorothy M. Marshall

Oct. 24, 1919 – Feb. 4, 2002

                Dorothy M. MARSHALL, 82, Marion, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday at Warren United Methodist Home, Warren.

                Born in Ossian to Harman and Faye KAUFFMAN EMLEY, she married Dale MARSHALL Oct. 28, 1940 in Henderson, Ky. He died Dec. 22, 1983.

                Mrs. Marshall, a homemaker, enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting, drawing and gardening.

                Survivors include two sons, Homer [MARSHALL], Macon, Ga., Kenny [MARSHALL] and wife Barbara, Lagro; three daughters, Nancy WEST and husband Clarence, Denver, Bonnie WALTERS and husband Lynn, Delong, Cindy BOLIN and husband H. Allen, Logansport; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one sister, Erma HOLLOWAY, two brothers, Roscoe and Glen EMLEY, and one great-grandchild, Jakob OAF.

                Services are at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson Funeral Home, Van Buren, with Rev. J. WALLACE officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, February 7, 2002

 

Georgia F. Legg

Sept. 15, 1912 – Feb. 7, 2002

                Georgia F. LEGG, 90, died at 4:15 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in Carroll County, she married Lyman LEGG. He died in 1996.

                Mrs. Legg was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist.

                Survivors include two grandsons, Michael D. BUSCH, Rochester, Steven L. BUSCH and wife Tammy, Brownsburg; one great-grandson, Joshua D. BUSCH; one great-granddaughter, Elisabeth Jane BUSCH; one daughter-in-law, Eileen BUSCH SOMMERS.

                Preceding in death with her husband was one son, David L. BUSCH.

                Graveside services will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Community Foundation, 822 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.

 

E. Lorraine Parkhurst

                E. Lorraine PARKHURST, 79, formerly of Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at her Lake Placid, Fla., residence. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, February 8, 2002

 

Virginia F. Wakefield

March 23, 1926 – Feb. 7, 2002

                Virginia F. WAKEFIELD, 75, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at her 405 S. Ohio St., Culver, residence.

                Born in Culver to Russell and Esther ZARTMAN McFARLAND, she married Rudy E. WAKEFIELD May 4, 1944 in Culver. He survives.

                Mrs. Wakefield, a homemaker, was a lifetime Culver resident.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are her mother, Esther McFARLAND, Culver; five


sons, Randy [WAKEFIELD] and wife Pamela, Knox, Charles [WAKEFIELD] and wife Corol, Clayton, Sandy [WAKEFIELD] and wife Jan, Ocala, Fla., Tony [WAKDEFIELD] and wife Eileen, Culver, and Terry [WAKEFIELD], Culver; one daughter, Penny KENNEDY and husband Kenneth, Plymouth; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were her father and two brothers.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver. Burial will be at Poplar Grove Cemetery, Culver. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hospice.

 

E. Lorraine Parkhurst

March 19, 1922 – Feb. 6, 2002

                E. Lorraine PARKHURST, 79, formerly of Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at her Lake Placid, Fla. residence.

                Born in Topeka to George M. and Mary BOOMERSHINE PENCE, she married Alfred E. “Pat” [PARKHURST] Dec. 17, 1940. He survives.

                Mrs. Parkhurst retired in 1982 from Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, where she was assistant vice president and manager of the Ninth Street drive-up branch. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, and United Methodist Church, Lake Placid, Fla.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter-in-law, Shirley REESE PARKHURST, Ply-mouth; two grandsons, Barry E. PARKHURST and wife Beth, Columbus, Bradley E. PARKHURST and wife Monica, Plymouth; six great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Adam, Nathan and Morgan, Columbus, Thomas Evan and Alex, Plymouth; one sister, Virginia L. BUSSIERE, Lake Placid, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death was her father, her mother in 1971, her stepfather, Merle RICHTER, in 1980 and one son, Thomas [PARKHURST], Nov. 27, 1981.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until time of service Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

 

Saturday, February 9, 2002

 

Richard “Rich” Lowry

June 26, 1967 – Feb.7, 2002

                Richard “Rich” LOWRY, 34, 200 Wabash St., Culver, died at 4:51 p.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

                Born in South Bend to Carl LOWRY and Margaret SWOVERLAND MIKESELL, he married Peggy HANSEN Oct. 24, 1994 in Argos. She survives.

                Mr. Lowry was a lifetime Marshall County resident. He worked at Braun Corp., Winamac. He enjoyed nature.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Tyler [LOWRY]; at home; one stepdaughter, Shawna ULCH, at home; one stepson, Troy ULCH, at home; his father and stepmother, Carl and Linda LOWRY, Argos; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Calvin MIKESELL, Rochester; siblings and their spouses, Michael and Linda LOWRY, Rochester, Michelle and Garry NICHOLS, Argos, Karen and Kevin NEWMAN, Plymouth, Lisa and Brett OVERMYER, Cicero, Bruce Virgil, Plymouth, Wade and Barb MIKESELL, Dennis and Joyce MIKESELL, Kem and Lora MIKESELL, Lisa and Terry NICHOLS and Ted MIKESELL, all of Rochester; grandmother, Lois HECKAMAN, Argos; mother-in-law, Clara HANSEN, Argos;


several nieces and nephews.

                Services are at 3 p.m. Monday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, with Rev. Robert RICE officiating. Burial will be at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

Alice J. Plantz

Feb. 25, 1927 – Feb. 7, 2002

                Alice J. PLANTZ, 74, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at her Kewanna residence.

                Born in Chicago, Ill. to Fred and Rose COPELAND SHEANE, she married Robert J. PLANTZ July 12, 1947 in Chicago, Ill. He survives.

                Mrs. Plantz was a surgical nurse over 30 years at Woodlawn Hospital and was a homemaker. She was a member of Union Township Home Extension Club. She graduated from St. Catherine School of Nursing, East Chicago, Ill.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one son, Fred [PLANTZ] and wife Molly, Indianapolis; three daughters, Kathleen KING and husband Art, Twelve Mile, Susan McCONKEY and husband Larry, Avon Park, Fla., Karen FIELD and husband Mark, Kewanna; one daughter-in-law, Lisa NOLEN, Argos; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were one son, Donald PLANTZ, and one sister, Muriel VERHAEGHE.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating. Burial will be at Bruce Lake Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

 

Monday, February 11, 2002

 

Mary L. Bair

Feb. 21, 1922 – Feb. 9, 2002

                Mary Louise BAIR, 79, Chicago, Ill., died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, Ill. She had been in failing health three months.

                Born in Rochester to Mahlon P. and Trella G. KENLEY BAIR, she moved to Chicago in 1939.

                Miss Bair was a receptionist at a Chicago law firm more than 56 years. She was a 1939 Richland Center High School graduate and attended Valparaiso University. She served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Lutheran Church, Chicago.

                Survivors include one brother, Richard P. BAIR and wife Augusta, Rochester; three nieces, Ellen UNDERWOOD, Dallas, Texas, Susanne BAIR and Jennifer CRANE, both of Bloomington; one great-niece, Natalie CRANE, Bloomington; one great-nephew, Nathan CRANE, Bloomington.

                Preceding in death were her parents.

                Private graveside services were today at Richland Cemetery, northeast of Rochester, with Rev. James KREFT officiating. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.
Helen E. Poor

                Helen E. POOR, 96, Plymouth, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Evelyn M. Miller

Sept. 22, 1916 – Feb. 9, 2002

                Evelyn M. MILLER, 85, Columbia City, died at 6:18 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she was a patient two weeks.

                Born near Akron to Odie Merl and Nona Van LUE KEESEY, she married Donald R. MILLER June 13, 1936. He survives.

                Mrs. Miller graduated from Akron High School in 1934 and worked at the Hotel Akron. She was a seamstress and housekeeper. She moved from Rochester to Columbia City in 1946. She assisted her husband in operation of Railway Express Agency, Columbia City, and moved to Loon Lake, near Columbia City, following retirement. She was a member of Methodist Church, Columbia City Order of the Eastern Star 65, where she was worthy matron two terms and was district deputy of the grand chapter.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Edward J. [MILLER] and wife Barbara, Angola, Daniel R. [MILLER], Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, Tom, Brad and Steve MILLER, Kara WHITE and Julie YOUNT; nine great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mable F. BABER, Denver, Kathryn L. BARKER, Peru, Ruby I. CUMBERLAND, Carolyn Sue SMITH and Janet M. WHITE, all of Rochester, and Patricia G. STANSBURY, Chicago, Ill.

                Preceding in death were one daughter, Linda Sue WHITE, June 20, 1977, three brothers, Frederick, Raymond and Robert KEESEY, and two sisters, Doris ELLIS and Helen PUTTERBAUGH.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.              

Burial and committal service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Columbia City Order of the Eastern Star 65 will conduct a twilight service at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund or the National Kidney Foundation.

 

Roseta “Irene” Cormican

                Roseta “Irene” CORMICAN, Bourbon, died Friday.

                As Irene Grandstaff, she married Marion D. CORMICAN Nov. 20, 1941. He preceded her in death.

                Mrs. Cormican retired in 1982 from Warsaw Coil and she was a homemaker.

                Survivors include five children, Warren and Judy CORMICAN, Culver, Glen CORMICAN, South Bend, Leona and Paul KREFT, Warsaw, Carrie and Steve HUNTER, Rochester, and June MURRAY, South Bend; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn EGER, Elkhart, and Maebelle BAER, Mishawaka.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, with Eugene DEERE officiating. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Tippecanoe Emergency Medical Service.
Dortha B. McMurray

                Dortha B. McMURRAY, 93, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Francis Riner

                Francis RINER, 60, died at 7:50 a.m. today at her Etna Green residence. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

 

Rita A. Shriver

Sept. 6, 1945 – Feb. 11, 2002

                Rita Ann SHRIVER, 56, 4764 Camp Shohola Dr., died at 10:03 a.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a short illness.

                Born in Michigan City to Herbert and Ardith GILLILAND, she married Larry G. SHRIVER in 1966 in Rochester. They later divorced.

                Mrs. Shriver lived most of her life in Rochester, except for 10 years in Alaska, where she graduated from high school in 1965. She was a member of First Assembly of God, Rochester. She was a Woodlawn Hospital nurse’s aide and Home Health Care Services worker.

                Survivors include three sons, Daniel G. [SHRIVER], Donald R. [SHRIVER]  and wife Bethany C., and David A. [SHRIVER], all of Rochester; one granddaughter, Samantha Marie SHRIVER, Rochester; her mother, Ardith GILLILAND, Isanti, Minn.; one sister, Anita BRIETZMAN and husband Rudy, Zimmerman, Minn.; one brother, Richard GILLILAND, Isanti, Minn.; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death was her father in 1998.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, Indiana 14 and Sweetgum Road, with Rev. Robert GEORGE officiating. Burial will be at Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and one hour prior to services. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Francis L. Riner

Feb. 12, 1941 – Feb. 11, 2002

                Francis L. RINER, 60, died at 7:50 a.m. Monday at her Etna Green residence. She had been in failing health two and one-half years.

                Born in Akron to Raymond and Lucille NICODEMUS LEWIS, she married Larry Kay RINER Aug. 28, 1959. He survives.

                Mrs. Riner, a homemaker, was a lifetime area resident.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are her mother, Lucille LEWIS, Akron; two daughters, Debra EPPLE and husband Eric, Etna Green, Janelle RINER, Etna Green; three sons, Brian [RINER] and wife Krista, Carrollton, Texas, Jeff [RINER], Washington, D.C., Collin [RINER], Indian-apolis; seven grandchildren; one sister, Betty HOLLOWAY and husband Jack, Kewanna; one brother, Harold LEWIS and wife Ann, Perrysburg.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Richard BORGMAN officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dortha B. McMurray

April 26, 1908 – Feb. 9, 2002

                Dortha B. McMURRAY, 93, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

                Born in Fulton County to Albert and Myrtle COLE BUNN, she married Wesley McMURRAY Feb. 21, 1930 in South Bend. He died Dec. 20, 1987.

                Mrs. McMurray, a seamstress, was a member of First Brethren Church of Sarasota and the ENNS NOVS Club. She moved to Sarasota in 1957.

                Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne WOOD and husband Robert, Rotonda, Fla., Margurette PADDOCK and husband Richard, Eustis, Fla.; four grand children; six great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one daughter, Westa McMURRAY on Dec. 3, 1941, one brother, Ralph BUNN, and one sister, Frances HENDRICKSON.

                Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery with Rev. Dan GRAY officiating. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Roseta “Irene” Cormican

                Roseta “Irene” CORMICAN, Tippecanoe, died Friday.

                As Irene GRANDSTAFF, she married Marion D. CORMICAN Nov. 20, 1941. He survives.

                Mrs. Cormican retired in 1982 from Warsaw Coil and she was a homemaker.

                Survivors include five children, Warren and Judy CORMICAN, Culver, Glen CORMICAN, South Bend, Leona and Paul KREFT, Warsaw, Carrie and Steve HUNTER, Rochester, and June MURRAY, South Bend; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn EGER, Elkhart, and Maebelle BAER, Mishawaka.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, with Eugene DEERE officiating. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Tippecanoe Emergency Medical Service.

 

Dr. Camille Killian Parker

June 28, 1918 – Feb. 10, 2002

                Camille (HILL) KILLIAN PARKER, M.D., 83, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at her Logansport residence.

                Born in Columbus, Ohio, to John Vincent and Myrtle KAGY HILL, she married Edgar W. KILLIAN, M.D., April 25, 1943. She married Francis W. PARKER Jr., M.D., Dec. 7, 1958. He died Jan. 3, 1999.

                Dr. Parker graduated from Miami Senior High, Florida, in 1936. She attended University of Chicago and earned her medical degree from University of Illinois in 1946. Her post-graduate work in opthamology was at North-western University. She was a opthamology resident at Wesley Memorial Hospital and the Illinois Eye and Ear Hospital, Chicago. She received board certification 1952 and became a fellow of the American Academy of Opthamol-ogy in 1953.

                Dr. Parker began practice in Logansport in 1951, joined by her husband in 1959. She was a member of Logansport Calvary Presbyterian Church, president of St. Joseph Hospital medical staff, president of Cass County Medical Society, president of the Indiana Academy of Opthamology, diplomat for the American Board of Opthamology and Internal Congress of Opthamology, president of Logansport Council for Public Schools, president of the Culver


Mothers Club, and received the Service Award from Culver Military Academy in 1969.

                Dr. Parker and her husband helped obtain accreditation for Logansport Memorial Hospital and helped establish the intensive care unit. She traveled for international medical exchange programs. She enjoyed gardening, swimming, world travel and spending time in Culver.

                Survivors include five children, Paul W. KILLIAN and wife Joelle, Washington, D.C., Clyde B. KILLIAN and wife Sharon, Greenwood, Francis W. PARKER III and wife Peggy, Van Nuys, Calif., Patricia A. STRICKLAND and husband Ted, San Leanardo, Calif., and David John PARKER and wife Lori, Logansport; eight grandchildren, Michael, Alanna, Paul D., Philip and Eleanor KILLIAN, Lauren and Allison PARKER and Parker STRICKLAND; close friend and co-worker, Carol PURSCH.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Lutheran Church, 430 Ninth St., Logansport, with Rev. Douglas MANKELL officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport, and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made for “Talking Books for the Blind, to the Robert Kraft Fund, in care of Indiana State Library for the Blind, 140 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204, or to the Cass County Family Y, 905 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947.

 

Mary “Jean” Swartz

                Mary “Jean” SWARTZ, 77, North Manchester, formerly of Akron, died at 4:28 a.m. today at Kindred Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

 

Helen E. Poor

Oct. 22, 1906 – Feb. 10, 2002

                Helen E. POOR, 95, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                Born near Plymouth to Charles Edward and Hannah HILL KANARR, she married Floyd E. POOR April 6, 1927 in Plymouth. He died July 20, 1984.

                Mrs. Poor, a homemaker, came to Argos in 1975 from Cook Lake, and later returned to Plymouth. She was a member of North Salem Church of God, Plymouth, and enjoyed gardening, bird watching and euchre.

                Survivors include six grandchildren, Suzie DeLONG and husband Terry, Pam HOEFNER, Nancy WHITE, Billy SEARS, Jim SEARS, all of Anderson, and Doug JONES and wife Lorraine, Noblesville; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ida Mae LOGAN, North Manchester; one son-in-law, Robert JONES, Noblesville; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, twin daughters, Mary SEARS on Sept. 17, 1986, and Betty JONES on Aug. 5, 2000, two sisters, Ruby HILBERG and Fern HOLDREAD, and one brother, Ray KNARR.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Larry STUTZMAN officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from noon Friday until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to North Salem Church of God, Plymouth.
Francis L. Riner

Feb. 12, 1941 – Feb. 11, 2002

                Francis L. RINER, 60, died at 7:50 a.m. Monday at her Etna Green residence. She had been in failing health two and one-half years.

                Born in Akron to Raymond and Lucille NICODEMUS LEWIS, she married Larry Kay RINER Aug. 28, 1959. He survives.

                Mrs. Riner, a homemaker, was a lifetime area resident.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are her mother, Lucille LEWIS, Akron; two daughters, Debra EPPLE and husband Eric, Etna Green, Janelle RINER, Etna Green; three sons, Brian [RINER] and wife Krista, Carrollton, Texas, Jeff [RINER], Washington, D.C., Collin [RINER], Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; one sister, Betty HOLLOWAY and husband Jack, Kewanna; one brother, Harold LEWIS and wife Ann, Perrysburg.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Richard BORGMAN officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, February 14, 2002

 

Delphia J. Shoemaker

Dec. 15, 1899 – Feb. 13, 2002

                Delphia J. SHOEMAKER, 102, Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester, where she was the oldest resident.

                Born in Kosciusko County to John L. and Laura E. MILLER PARKER, she married Leonard HOFFMAN, who died in 1922. She married Donald SHOEMAKER Oct. 5, 1935. He died March 10, 1995.

                Survivors include daughter Marilyn HARTZLER, Akron; stepdaughter Marjorie BREWER, La Fontaine; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.

                Preceding in death were son Gerald SHOEMAKER, daughter Anna KEAFFABER, stepdaughter Virginia THOMPSON, two sisters, four brothers and one granddaughter.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating. Burial will be at Laketon Cemetery, Laketon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cardinal Center, 504 N. Bay St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

 

Mary Jean Swartz

Dec. 27, 1924 – Feb. 12, 2002

                Mary Jean SWARTZ, 77, North Manchester, formerly of Akron, died at 4:28 a.m. Tuesday at Kindred Hospital, Indianapolis.

                Born in Miami County to Merl and Edna ROBERTS FETROW, she married Earl G. SWARTZ. He died Oct. 5, 1984.

                Mrs. Swartz was a seamstress at Hart, Schaffner & Marx.

                Survivors include daughter Linda SWARTZ, Indianapolis; son Michael and wife Sharon SWARTZ, Rochester; sisters Bonnie and husband John LAUTZENHISER, North Manchester, and Sue and husband Charles WIDNER, Sweetwater, Fla.

                Preceding in death were one brother and five sisters.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Stevan


HAIFLICH officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Mack E. Hershberger

Oct. 14, 1928 – Feb. 13, 2002

                Mack E. HERSHBERGER, 73, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday in his Bourbon home.

Born in Bourbon to Charles and Alma STEINMAN HERSHBERGER, he married Martha CLAUSS Nov. 8, 1952. She survives.

                Mr. Hershberger, a life-long Bourbon resident who wintered in Avon Park, Fla., retired from Bendix Corp., South Bend, in 1983 after 35 years and farmed for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Country Church, Bourbon, and graduated from Bourbon High School in 1947. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and his woodshop.

                Mr. Hershberger earned a Purple Heart while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

                Surviving with his wife are son Richard and wife Kathleen HERSHBERGER, Rochester; sisters Kathryn TEEL, Mentone, and Frances WILLIAMS, Rochester.

                Preceding in death was sister Eleanor HOOVER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Country Church, Bourbon. Burial will follow at the Bremen Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and one hour before services Saturday at the Church.

                Memorials may be made to the Country Church, a hospice or to a charity of one’s choice.

Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, is handling arrangements.

 

David E. Smith

                David E. SMITH, 49, 13364 E. Fulton County Road 225 South, Akron, died today at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Friday, February 15, 2002

 

David Edward Smith

Feb. 14, 1953 – Feb. 14, 2002

                David Edward SMITH, 49, Akron, died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Indianapolis to George E. and Helia GREEN SMITH, he came to the Akron community in 1987 from the North Manchester and Peru areas.

                Mr. Smith was a core machine operator for the Warsaw Foundry and a member of the National Rifle Association.

                He was preceded in death by his father.

                Survivors include mother Helia M. and husband Frank WHYBREW, Peru; daughter Holli D. SMITH and grandson Hayden R. SMITH, at home; sisters Mary and husband Mike KELLEY, Gillette, Wyo., and Nancy SMITH, Indianapolis; nephew Sean KELLEY, Gillette, Wyo.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home, Akron. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

                Memorials may be made to the Everest Memorial Gardens, Logansport.
Ethel M. Jackson

May 12, 1929 – Feb. 14, 2002

                Ethel M. JACKSON, 72, Mentone, died at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday in an automobile accident on Kosciusko County Road 900 West, east of Mentone.

                Born in Hazard, Ky. to Charles and Dicie WILLIAMS HICKS, she married Estel BELLAMY. He preceded her in death. She married Alabama JACKSON Dec. 28, 1969. He survives.

                Mrs. Jackson retired from Uniroyal, Warsaw, and worked at Margaritta’s Restaurant, Roches-ter.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Toby ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, Martha O’HERN, Bonaire, Ga., Mildred FRANCIS, Palestine, and Ruth FULTON, Mentone; four sons, Glenn BELLAMY, John BELLAMY, both of Warsaw, Mike BELLAMY, Rochester, David BELLAMY, Athens; sisters Lena HEINTZLEMAN, Warsaw, and Emily SHEPHERD, Prestonburg, Ky.; brothers Wallace HICKS, Walter HICKS and Cecil HICKS; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding her in death with her husband are one brother and one sister.

                Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Phil PRATT officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, February 16, 2002

 

Regina K. Ulshafer

Jan. 17, 1940 - Feb. 15, 2001

                Regina K. “Jenny” ULSHAFER, 40, 427 E. Canal St., Peru, died at 11:25 a.m. Friday at Dukes Memorial Hospital.

                Born in Peru to Harold and Thelma M. EBERLE ULSHAFER, she was a lifelong Peru resident.

                Survivors include her father, of Peru; a brother, Robert “Butch” ULSHAFER, Peru; three sisters, Beth CLARK, Katherine ROBERTS and Melanie ULSHAFER, all of Peru.  Several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded by her mother and a sister, Marcia OGAN.

                Funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with Chaplain Steve FLECK officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Dukes Memorial Hospital Chaplaincy Fund.

 

Monday, February 18, 2002

 

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002

 

Helen L. Reece

Jan. 11, 1917 – Feb. 16, 2002

                Helen L. REECE, 85, Rochester, died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Aurora, Ill., to Albert and Charlotte MAYNARD BRANDT, she married Charles F. REECE Sept. 16, 1938. He died Aug. 22, 1987.

                Survivors include one son, Richard C. and wife Diane M. REECE, Rochester; one grandson, Michael and wife Lisa REECE and two great-granddaughters, Alex-andra REECE and Christina REECE, all of Colorado Springs; one sister, Shirley SOLOMON and one nephew, Craig SOLOMON, both of St. Louis.

                She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

                No servicse or visitation are planned. Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wilda N. Culp

March 21, 1915 – Feb. 15, 2002

                Wilda Nolan McKEE CULP, 86, formerly of Logansport, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday at her Bradenton, Fla., residence.

                Born in Cass County to Jess and Celestia MARQUIS YANKEE, she married Chester A. CULP Oct. 31, 1931 in Logansport. He died May 8, 2001.

                Mrs. Culp was a retired Standard Food Co. meat cutter. She was a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital, Logansport. She attended Miami Baptist Church and was a member of Clay Township Extension Homemakers.

                Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis CULP, Palmetto, Fla., Marjorie SKINNER and husband Richard, Bradenton, Fla.; one son, Kenneth [CULP] and wife Bev, Bradenton, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Wanda CIESIELSKI.

                Preceding in death with her husband were two sons, Albert “Hotshot” Fenton CULP and David Blane CULP, one granddaughter, Sondra HUGHES-BECKETT, one sister, Pauline BAUGHER, and two brothers, Wayne and Archie YANKEE.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway St., Logansport. Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hopice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

 

Okie Lester

April 9, 1916 – Feb. 20, 2002

                Okie LESTER, 85, North Manchester, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

                Born in Buchanan County, Va., to George W. and Bessie LOONEY BAILEY, she married Lawrence LESTER Oct. 5, 1940. He died Nov. 27, 1993.

                Mrs. Lester retired from United Technologies after 25 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Northern Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, Sydney.

                Survivors include two [sic] sons, Jerry, Andrew and Randy [LESTER], all of North


Manchester, and Ray [LESTER], Bremen; five daughters, Patsy LAMBERT and husband Ron, Akron, Janie COMBS and husband Jim, Silver Lake, Pauline CORDILL and husband Max, Cathy RUPLEY and husband Jack, and Nadine PENN, all of North Manchester; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bruce BAILEY, West Virginia; one sister, Jean CROZER, West Virginia.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one son, two daughters, two grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel, with Rev. Moses GRIFFEY officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, February 21, 2002

 

Joseph A. Fry

June 16, 1948 – Feb. 20, 2002

                Joseph A. FRY, 53, Fulton, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

                Born in Fulton County to Loren and Roxie M. MacLAIN FRY, he retired from Sealed Power Corp., Rochester.

                Survivors include his parents, Fulton; three sisters, Rose WAGONER and husband Robert, Helen BREIDINGER and husband Russ, all of Rochester, Shirley SHUBAT and husband Jack, Oak Park, Ill.; one brother, John FRY and wife Marilyn, Rochester; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to First Responders of the Fulton Fire Department.

 

Valura F. Bryant

Jan. 21, 1900 – Feb. 15, 2002

                Valura Fae BRYANT, 102, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Rochester, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday at Banner Hospice, Glendale, Ariz.

                Born in Akron to William and Lola KINDIG RICHARDSON, she married Lester BRYANT. He died in 1981.

                Mrs. Bryant retired from Sears Bank of Chicago, Ill. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Phoenix, Ariz., and Rochester’s First Church of God.

                Survivors include three daughters, Louise HERRELL, Phoenix, Ariz., Dolores WHITLOCK, Greensboro, N.C., Bette DAVIS, Algonquin, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents.

                Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Hoover Cemetery, Athens, with Rev. David DITTMAN officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Ministry of Kingdom Online Ministry, 3415 E. Georgia St., Phoenix, AZ, 85018. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Donald R. Pressel

                Donald R. PRESSEL, 77, died at 12:30 a.m. today at his 208 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Friday, February 22, 2002

 

Donald R. Pressel

Sept. 14, 1924 – Feb. 21, 2002

                Donald R. PRESSEL, 77, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at his 208 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, residence.

                Born in Indianapolis to Dewey and Alma HILTON PRESSEL, he married E. Jeanette “Jan” GORDON Feb. 14, 1953 in Huntington. She survives.

                Mr. Pressel was involved in farm credit for 25 years and farm equipment and buildings for 20 years. A member of Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, he was active in local and state youth ministries. He was a volunteer at Hope Hospice of Fulton County and Akron School in the industrial arts area and was an emergency medical technician. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wabash, and a lifetime member of Lion’s International.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Donita MERLEY and husband John, Akron; three sons, Richard [PRESSEL] and wife Cindy, and Randy [PRESSEL], all of Brazil, Rod [PRESSEL] and wife Kathy, Middletown; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Laverne WEDERZAL, Indianapolis; one brother, Paul Gerald PRESSEL, Indianapolis.

                Preceding in death were one daughter, Donna Jo, and one brother, Dewey [PRESSEL].

                Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, with Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. The Wabash Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

 

Marilyn S. Carrothers

July 22, 1936 – Feb. 21, 2002

                Marilyn Sue CARROTHERS, 65, Macy, died at 6:12 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                Born in Henry County to Cecil and Margaret BARRETT FIFER, she married Willis Dean CARROTHERS March 2, 1962 in Plymouth. He survives.

                Mrs. Carrothers was a homemaker.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Angela CARROTHERS, North Manchester, and Kristi CARROTHERS, Culver; one brother, Phillip FIFER, Riverview, Fla.

                Public graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Ebenezer Cemetery, Deedsville, with Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Eleanor O’Mahoney

                Eleanor O’MAHONEY, 79, Snellville, Ga., formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday.

                She is survived by one sister, Evelyn IRELAN, Indianapolis, and three nephews.

Services are Saturday in Snellville, Ga. Burial will be at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Georgia.
Satirday, Febriary 23. 2002

 

Lynda J. Perry

May 31, 1948 – Feb. 21, 2002

                Lynda J. PERRY, 53, 408 E. Main St., Silver Lake, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Canterbury Nursing Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Fort Wayne to Raymond and Marie A. CALACURCIO GILES, she married Norman PERRY April 27, 1968 at Garden Grove, Calif. He survives.

                Mrs. Perry was a homemaker.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are her parents, Raymond and Marie GILES, Akron; one daughter, Melinda MINDIOLA, Turlock, Calif.; one sister, Renee MARTINEZ, Silver Lake; one brother, Todd GILES, Akron.

                Private family services will be Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

 

Emerson E. Shrout

Feb. 12, 1912 – Feb. 19, 2002

                Emerson E. SHROUT, 90, Marion, formerly of Akron, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Alterra Sterling House, Marion.

                Born in Bath County, Ky., to William C. Sr. and Laura WORKMAN SHROUT, he married E. Fern COLSON Nov. 30, 1935. She survives at home, 2452 W. Kern Road, Marion.

                Mr. Shrout lived most of his life in the Grant County area. He graduated from Akron High School and worked at Paranite in Jonesboro, and Essex Wire in Marion, for 42 years in the control department. He retired in 1977. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose, both of Marion, and the Grant County Senior Center. He enjoyed golf, bowling and fishing in Michigan.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Larry [SHROUT] and wife Pat, Renton, Wash.; three grandchildren, Tim SHROUT, Teresa WALDO and Major Michael SHROUT; four great-grandchildren, Courtney SHROUT, Andrew, Abigail and Jacob WALDO; one brother, William SHROUT Jr. and wife Hilda, Clackamas, Ore.; one sister, Christine WATSON and husband Charles, California.

                Preceding in death were his parents, three brothers, Forest, Adrian and Rev. Irvin SHROUT, and one sister, Virginia BAMMERLIN.

                Services are at 2 p.m. today at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St., Gas City. Burial will be at Grant Memorial Park, Marion.

 

Herbert M. Gaerte Sr.

May 11, 1916 – Feb. 21, 2002

                Herbert M. GAERTE Sr., 85, North Manchester, died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

                Born in Miami County to Ray M. and Annette SCHIPPER GAERTE, he married Betty KILANDER April 9, 1941. She survives.

                Mr. Gaerte retired from McMahan Construction Co. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Manchester, Laketon Lions Club, North Manchester and graduated from Laketon High School in 1936.

                Surviving with his wife, at home at 3867 W. Indiana 114, North Manchester, are two sons, Herbert M.[GAERTE] Jr. and Joel D. [GAERTE] both of North Manchester; three


daughters, Trudy RULE and husband Jim, Georgianna HILEMAN and husband Michael, both of North Manchester, Sherian PENCE, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, John E. GAERTE, Macy; one sister, Patricia LUCAS, Warsaw.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one grandchild.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel, with Deaconess Sabine THOMAS officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Manchester.

 

Monday, February 25, 2002

 

Infant Emma J. Replogle

Feb. 21, 2002

                Infant Emma J. REPLOGLE, 323 Lewis St., Plymouth, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

                Survivors include her parents, Travis L. and Bobbi J. DAUGHERTY REPLOGLE, Plymouth; her twin, Bethany M. REPLOGLE; maternal grandparents, Robert R. and Millie DAUGHERTY, Plymouth; paternal grandparents, Mickey A. and LaVerne REPLOGLE, Tyner; Paternal great-grandparents, George and Betty REPLOGLE, Sebring, Fla., and Willard BURKHOLDER, Tyner.

                Preceding in death were maternal great-grandparents, Russell W. and Dorothy M. DAUGHERTY and Frank and Mildred BARNO, and paternal great-great-grandmother, Winnifred BURKHOLDER.

                Private family services were held today. Burial will be at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

 

Erwin F. Zollinger

                Erwin F. ZOLLINGER, 80, Fort Wayne, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana.

                Born in Fort Wayne to Erwin F. and Catherine SCHOF ZOLLINGER, he was a lifetime Fort Wayne resident.

                Mr. Zollinger retired from General Electric Co. in 1986 after 45 years as a control point operator. He was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church, Fort Wayne.

                Survivors include his wife, Ruth M. [ZOLLINGER], at home; three sons, Dr. Richard ZOLLINGER, Columbia City, John and James F. ZOLLINGER, both of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Linda CRAIGHEAD, Fort Wayne, Carol A. ROSSWURM, Rochester; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Monsignor Richard ZOLLINGER, Knox; one sister, Mary C. FREIBURGER, Fort Wayne.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one son, Thomas [ZOLLINGER].

                Mass of Christian burial was at 10 a.m. today at St. Patricks Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial was at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana.
Tuesday, February 26, 2002

 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

 

B. Arlene McVay

                B. Arlene McVAY 77, died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday at her residence at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center.

 

Marjorie J. Myers

May 2, 1911 – Feb. 25, 2002

                Marjorie J. MYERS, 90, Beech Grove, formerly of Grass Creek and Logansport, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Mooresville.

                Born in Fulton County to Norman and Daisy HARRISON HUFFMAN, she married Carl E. MYERS. He died Oct. 6, 1973.

                Mrs. Myers, a 1930 Grass Creek High School graduate, was a homemaker and an Avon representative. A Beech Grove resident for 40 years, she was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Beech Grove. She enjoyed gardening.

                Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and her stepfather, Dr. Joel Eldridge SAUNDERS, on Jan. 11, 1944.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with Rev. Brian YENSHO officiating. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Indiana or the American Cancer Society.

 

Forrest Bailey

April 28, 1911 – Feb. 26, 2002

                Forrest BAILEY, 90, formerly of 1239 Lakeshore Drive and Rural Route 1, Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence at Heritage House, Greensburg. He had been in failing health a year and one-half.

                Born in McGoffin County, Ky. to Maston and Nan JACKSON BAILEY, he married Gladys W. WATKINS Nov. 15, 1930 in Rensselaer. She died July 31, 1986.

                Mr. Bailey was a Rochester and Fulton resident since 1944, coming from Pulaski County. He moved to Greensburg five years ago. He was a retired farmer and had driven school bus for Fulton 10 years.

                Survivors include three daughters, Mildred RHINEHART and husband James, Wilmington, Ohio, Barbara HALL and husband Jerald, Logansport, Phyllis HUDKINS, Rochester; three sons, Ernest [BAILEY] and wife Nyna, Greensburg, Elmer [BAILEY] and wife Linda, Mishawaka, Raymond [BAILEY], Rochester; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four sisters, Ethel WHITE and Ruby WALLEY, both of North Judson, Elsie HALL, Plymouth, Melissa GAZE, Logansport; three brothers, Edgar [BAILEY], Knox, Cecil [BAILEY] Indianapolis, Joe [BAILEY], of Indiana.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one great-granddaughter, one sister and four brothers.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev.


George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Program.

 

Thursday, February 28, 2002

 

B. Arlene McVay

July 21, 1924 – Feb. 26, 2002

                B. Arlene McVAY, 77, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday at her residence at Life Care Center of Rochester.

                Born in Fulton County to Edward and Huldah PHAY EASTERDAY, she married Owen E. McVAY April 26, 1944 in Burnettsville. He survives.

                Mrs. McVay, a homemaker, was a member of Baptist-Christian Church, Royal Center, and a 1942 Grass Creek High School graduate. She enjoyed reading, crafts and traveling.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are three daughters, Darla KUMLER and husband Robert, Donna RIDDLE and husband Duane, all of Rochester, and Cheryl WHITTINGTON and husband Lee, Logansport; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene EASTERDAY, Salem, Tenn., Everett EASTERDAY, Kewanna; one sister, Mildred ENGLE, Kewanna.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one son, Michael [McVAY], and one daughter, Rhonda [McVAY].

                Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with Rev. Fred SHELTON officiating. Burial will be at Royal Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and after 8 a.m. Friday until time of service. Memorials may be made to Baptist-Christian Church, Royal Center, or the Diabetes Association.

 

Raymond B. Knyzer

July 7, 1933 – Feb. 27, 2002

                Raymond B. KNYZER, 68, South Bend, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at Regency Place Health Care, South Bend, where he had resided for one month.

                Born in Cook County, Ill. to Bruno and Estelle STANISLOVAITIS KNYZER, he lived in South Bend since 1996, coming from Paylos Hills and Cicero, Ill.

                Mr. Knyzer was a retired machinist at Phoells Screw Co., Cicero, Ill.

                Survivors include one sister, Theresa “Terry” MARTIN and husband Anthony, Argos; one niece, Janet WRIGHT and husband Dave, Tinley Park, Ill.; one nephew, Keith CONDON and wife Debbie, Lockport, Ill.; three great-nieces and two great-nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a prayer vigil will be held. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Friday, March 1, 2002

 

Kenneth A. Enyart

                Kenneth A. ENYART, 80, Ocala Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Estelle’s Hospice House Care, Ocala. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Saturday, March 2, 2002

 

Roscoe L. Norman

Oct. 1, 1915 – Sept. 14, 2001

                Roscoe L. NORMAN, 85, died Sept. 14, 2001 at Blake Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.

                Born in Rochester and raised in Kokomo, he attended University of Alabama and graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a major in industrial management. He graduated from the Army Language School, Monterey, Calif., where he received rating as a Spanish interpreter.

                He joined the U.S. Army in 1934 and in 1937 was appointed second lieutenant, U.S. Army-Infantry, followed by active duty as a junior officer with the U.S. Air Corps as a first lieutenant. He integrated into the Air Force in 1947, retiring in 1961. He earned the Bronze Star, American Defense Medal with one bronze star, American Theatre Medal with one battle star, Asiatic Pacific Medal with eight battle stars, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal with one battle star, Air Force Reserve Medal, United Nations Service Medal with one battle star, three Presidential Unit citations, Air Force Commendation Medal and Chinese Service Medal from the Chinese government.

                After retirement, he was general manager and vice-president of a manufacturing plant in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, retiring from there in 1979 and moving to Bradenton, Fla.

                Survivors include his wife, Mary [NORMAN], daughters, Linda, Teresa and Patricia, and grandchildren Kimberlee, Jessica, Michelle, Patrick, Natalee and sons-in-law Harry HOLMBRAKER, Richard BUTLER and Greg GRUMBLEY.

                Services with full military honors will be held this month at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Virgil G. Tong

July 20, 1918 – March 1, 2002

                Virgil George “Big Iron” TONG, 83, 46 McKinstry Ave., Peru, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday at Sycamore Village Health Care, Kokomo.

                Born in Carey, Ohio to Hobart and Bertha BALDWIN TONG, he married Margaret RENFRO. She died May 5, 1968. He married Delorys KNEPP PIPPER March 29, 1969. She survives.

                Mr. Tong retired from McMahon O’Connor Construction Co., Rochester, in 1982, where he was a heavy equipment operator. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he served on the USS Altair. He was a member of Methodist Church, Carey, Ohio, and attended Main Street United Methodist Church, Peru. He was a member of Literary Aid, Peru, Moose Lodge, Carey, Ohio, a 55-year member of the Operating Engineers Union and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2067, Peru.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three stepsons, Richard RENFRO, Bradenton, Fla., Larry CALLAHAN and wife Jean, Indianapolis, Daniel Dean CALLAHAN, Allen, Texas; six stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Robert TONG and wife Mary J., Morrol, Ohio.

                Preceding in death with his first wife were one brother, one sister and one stepgrandson.

Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Rev. Steven AILES officiating, Burial will be at Corinth Cemetery, Cass County, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Monday, March 4, 2002

 

Kenneth A. Enyart

Oct. 6, 1921 – March 1, 2002

                Kenneth A. ENYART, 80, 4500 N.W. Blichton Road, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at Estelle’s Hospice House Care, Ocala.

                Born in Fulton to Earl and Ursa ENYART, he married Edna BIXLER. She died in December 1974. He married Eva O’BLENIS. She died Feb. 20, 1995. He married Annabelle PRESSLER PORTER. She survives.

                Mr. Enyart was in the electric motor rewinding business. He attended United Methodist Church, Bristol. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific Theater. He was a member of Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 79 and Moose Lodge 1107, both of Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Barbara Jean VELOZ and husband Richard, Three Rivers, Mich., Joyce E. CANTRELL and husband Earl, Elkhart; one son, Lyman “Sonny” WEBER, Elkhart; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn WILLIAMS and husband Russell, Muskegon, Mich., Norma Jean BECKER, Rochester; four brothers, Wilson [ENYART] and wife Mildred, Union City, Mich., Raymond [ENYART] and wife Ruth and Emerson [ENYART] and wife Barbara, all of Rochester, Carl [ENYART] and wife Pat, South Bend; two stepdaughters, Lora PIKE, Ocala, Fla., Shirley FRANKART, Columbia City; two stepsons, Stephen WERNER and wife Sandra, Texas, Jon WERNER and wife Mary, Leesburg, Fla; and several stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with his wives were his parents and one sister, Eileen SIMPSON.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Don MEYER officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. The Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Susan J. Riley Peppers

April 1, 1924 – March 2, 2002

                Susan Jeannette RILEY PEPPERS, 77, Greenfield, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Brandywine Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Greenfield.

                Born in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Walter and Emaline LAWRENCE ELKINS, she was a registered nurse at Wood-lawn Hospital and Turtle Creek Convalscent Center, Elkhart. She was a graduate of Marion County General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Indianapolis.

                Survivors include two sons, Daniel RILEY and wife Rebecca, Greenfield, and Walter RILEY and wife Ginger, Clarksville, Tenn.; two grandchidlren, William and Christopher RILEY.

Preceding in death was her husband, Calvin Calvin, in 1958.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, with Rev. John HERFURTH officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hoover Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Indiana-polis, or Hancock Memorial Hospital Foundation.
F. Leon Kindig

                F. Leon KINDIG, 88, Grace Village, Winona Lake, formerly of Akron, died Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrange-ments are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Elmer Baldwin

                Elmer BALDWN, 70, Rochester, died at 4:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

A. Wayne Bowser

                A. Wayne BOWSER, 77, Mentone, died Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Mary V. Schutte

                Mary Virginia ZELLER SCHUTTE, 80, 1201 Jefferson St., died Sunday at Goshen Hospital.

                Mrs. Schutte was a retired practical nurse at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Ky., and an administrative assistant for United Way of Fulton County. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, New Albany.

                Survivors include two daughters, Linda MILLISER, Rochester, Claudette HICKS, New Albany; four grandchildren; three brothers, Herman ZELLER, Louisville, Ky., Andres ZELLER, Clarksville, and Leonard ZELLER, New Albany.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, New Albany. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Albany. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, New Albany. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

 

F. Leon Kindig

July 29, 1913 – March 3, 2002

                F. Leon KINDIG, 88, 337 Grace Village Dr., Winona Lake, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been in failing health several years.

                An Akron native and lifetime resident of the community until moving to Winona Lake in 1996, he was the son of Estil and Bessie CLEMANS KINDIG. He married Margaret L HAMMEREL Feb. 25, 1934. She survives.

                A farmer who took pride in developing sound conservation practices and crop rotation, he was a member of Pure Milk Association, president of Wood-lawn Hospital Board when the present facility was built, a member of the Akron Town Building Corporation when Town Hall was constructed and a past master of the former Akron Masonic Lodge. A woodworker and carver, he created many items for Akron United Methodist Church, where he was a member over 50 years.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two children, Ann ALLEN and husband Robert, Akron, and Alan KINDIG and wife Beverly, Holland, Mich; four grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one brother, Lester [KINDIG], Mentone; one sister Parentha JOHNSON, Mentone; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents, two sisters, Fay OLSON and Bernice FENSTERMACHER, and one brother, Lawrence KINDIG.


 

                Services are at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Akron United Methodist Church with Rev. Stevan HAIFLICH officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church’s air conditioning fund. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Arzerna N. Price

                Arzerna N. PRICE, 86, formerly of Argos, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday at her residence at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

A. Wayne Bowser

April 1, 1924 – March 3, 2002

                A. Wayne BOWSER, 77, 412 N. Tucker St., Mentone, died Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                Born in Mentone to Edward and Opal MARQUESS BOWSER, he married Phyllis LEMLER Dec. 30, 1945 in Mentone. She survives.

                Mr. Bowser, a lifetime Mentone area resident, was co-owner of L & B Foods, Mentone, was an Avon representative and worked at Mid-West Spring, Mentone. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Mentone, where he was treasurer, usher and trustee, a member of Mentone Lions Club, Mentone Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Victoria SWIHART and husband Charles, Rochester, Debra REED and husband Terry, Mentone; one son, Frederick [BOWSER] and wife Lana, Akron; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, David [BOWSER] and wife Eileen, Mentone; four sisters, Margaret BRUNER, Elizabeth FLORY and husband Marion, all of Warsaw, Phyllis ALBER, Rochester, Rebecca STAVEDAHL and husband Larry, Mentone; mother-in-law, Lois LEMLER, Mentone.

                Preceding in death were his parents and three brothers.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Mentone, with Rev. Joe OLSON officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Mentone.

 

Carl H. Oatney

                Carl H. OATNEY, 63, Wilmette, Ill., died Friday in Illinois. Graveside services will be at noon Thursday at Culver Masonic Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2002

 

Elmer Baldwin

June 6, 1931 – March 4, 2002

                Elmer BALDWIN, 70, Rochester, formerly of Leiters Ford, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Kewanna to Oliver Earnest and Alice Mae REAM BALDWIN, he married Elizabeth Ann EVANS Dec. 22, 1951 in Niles, Mich. She survives.

                Mr. Baldwin, a Vietnam veteran, retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he was an aircraft structural repair specialist. He also worked for the National Aeronauitics and Space


Administration.    He was a member of the Tuxedo Patrol.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three sons, James Raymond [BALDWIN], Navarre, Fla., Gerald Lee [BALDWIN], South Bend, Dale Alan [BALDWIN], Rochester; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edith WOLF, South Bend, Martha CLOUD, Rochester, Goldie MUZZY, Nappanee.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one brother and several half brothers and half sisters.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Larry PYEATT officiating. Burial will be at Bruce Lake Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bruce Lake Cemetery Association for upkeep.

 

Paul F. Mathias

Oct. 11, 1914 – March 4, 2002

                Paul F. MATHIAS, 87, Mexico, died at 10:14 p.m. Monday at Indiana Veterans Home, Lafayette.

                Born in Bloomington, Ill., to Frederich and Amy I. DENNY MATHIAS, he married Hildred M. SWOPE Feb. 27, 1933. She died June 5, 1980.

                Mr. Mathias served in the Pacific Theater as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended Mexico Baptist Church. An automobile salesman, he owned a service station in Peru and Paul’s Rock Shop on Indiana 19. He lived in Mexico 21 years.

                Survivors include one daughter, Joyce SARTIN and husband Arnold, Albuquerque, N.M.; one son, Paul J. [MATHIAS] and wife Myrna, Mexico; four grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one brother, one sister and one grandson.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Rev. Gary COLBY officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Mexico Baptist Church.

 

Karl H. Oatney

Sept. 17, 1938 – March 1, 2002

                Karl Henry OATNEY, 63, Wilmette, Ill., died Friday at Manor Care Nursing Home, Skokie, Ill.

                Born in Fairview, Ohio he attended Northern Illinois University and was a graduate of Ray Vogue School of Photography. He worked in graphic arts for over 30 years and at the National Futures Association. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Wilmette.

                Survivors include his wife, Laura M. [OATNEY], at home; his mother, Roberta OATNEY, Rochester; two children, Elizabeth Anne and Margaret Leigh [OATNEY], at home; one brother, Ronald [OATNEY] and wife Kathryn, Colorado Springs, Colo.

                Service were today in Wilmette, Ill. Graveside services and burial will be at noon Thursday at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, Wilmette, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Oatney Family Fund, c/o North Shore Community Bank, 1145 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091.
Arzerna N. Price

March 30, 1915 – March 4, 2002

                Arzerna N. PRICE, 86, Wynnfield Crossing, formerly of Argos, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester, where she had been a patient two months.

                Born in South Bend to Alfred and Ella HIGGINS PRICE, she moved to Argos in 1946 from South Bend. She moved to Rochester in 2001.  Miss Price was a seamstress at Lee’s Clothiers, South Bend, and Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, South Bend. She enjoyed gardening.

                Survivors include one niece, Delva YARBROUGH, Lufkin, Texas; one nephew, Victor A. BEAGLES, Jr., Florida; two great-nieces and two great-nephews; several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; special friend of 75 years, Betty SMITH, Mishawaka.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Bertha BEAGLES, in 1996, one brother, Robert PRICE, in 1991, and one nephew, Jerry BEAGLES, in 1948.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Dr. John D. RIGGS officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Howard C. Silveus

                Howard C. SILVEUS, 90, Silver Lake, died at 6:15 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Kenneth A. Enyart

Oct. 6, 1921 – March 1, 2002

                Kenneth A. ENYART, 80, 4500 N.W. Blichton Road, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at Estelle’s Hospice House Care, Ocala.

                Born in Fulton to Earl and Ursa ENYART, he married Edna BIXLER. She died in December 1974. He married Eva O’BLENIS. She died Feb. 20, 1995. He married Annabelle PRESSLER PORTER. She survives.

                Mr. Enyart was in the electric motor rewinding business. He attended United Methodist Church, Bristol. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific Theater. He was a member of Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 79 and Moose Lodge 1107, both of Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Barbara Jean VELOR and husband Richard, Three Rivers, Mich., Joyce E. CANTRELL and husband Earl, Elkhart; one son, Lyman “Sonny” WEBER, Elkhart; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn WILLIAMS and husband Russell, Walhalla, Mich., Norma Jean BECKER and husband Dale, Rochester; four brothers, Wilson [ENYART] and wife Mildred, Union City, Mich., Raymond [ENYART[ and wife Ruth and Emerson [ENYART] and wife Barbara, all of Rochester, Carl [ENYART] and wife Pat, South Bend; two stepdaughters, Lora RIKE, Ocala, Fla., Shirley FRANKART, Columbia City; two stepsons, Stephen WERNER and wife Sandra, Texas, Jon WERNER and wife Mary, Leesburg, Fla; and several stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with his wives were his parents and one sister, Eileen SIMPSON.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Don MEYER officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. The Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 

Thursday, March 7, 2002

 

Barbara F. VanGilder

May 28, 1915 – March 6, 2002

                Barbara F. VanGILDER, 86, 112 N. Broadway St., Mentone, died at 8:33 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Akron to Karl B. and [Mabelle] K. LEININGER GAST, she married Donald J. VanGILDER June 18, 1941. He died April 30, 1998.

                Mrs. VanGilder taught for 13 years at Mentone Elementary School. She also taught at New Castle, Leesburg and Etna Green. A graduate of Indiana University, she was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school.

                Survivors include two daughters, Donna PINEDA and husband Ibrahim, Kendallville, Martha MOUSSALAM, Warsaw; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, K. Stuart GAST, Winamac.

                Preceding in death with her husband were two brothers, Tom and Charles GAST, and one sister, Juanita BOSWELL.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Charles GAST Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mentone United Methodist Church.

 

Howard C. Silveus

July 6, 1911 – March 6, 2002

                Howard C. SILVEUS, 90, 6408 Holderman Road, Silver Lake, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

                Born in Kosciusko County to Carl and Bula PAXTON SILVEUS, he married E. Pauline MARSHALL Aug. 12, 1961 in Mentone. She survives.

                Mr. Silveus was a farmer and was a railway mail service deliverer. He graduated from DePauw University in 1934, where he was a Rector Scholar.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one stepdaughter, Sue PYLE and husband Larry, Mentone; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death was one stepgranddaughter, Jennifer.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Carol M. Richmond

Nov. 27, 1943 – March 6, 2002

                Carol M. RICHMOND, 58, died Wednesday at her Ora residence after a battle with cancer.

                Born in Syracuse, N.Y. to Carl and Gertrude Van AUKEN REIMOLD, she married Clinton RICHMOND Jan. 26, 1963 in Burbank, Ill. He survives.

                Mrs. Richmond owned and operated The Thread Shed, Rochester, for seven years.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are four children, Margaret Ellen HILLMAN, Wisconsin, Mary Elizabeth HELLER, Virginia, Clinton [RICHMOND], Jr., Mishawaka, and William K. [RICHMOND], Ora; six grandchildren; one sister, Lynda DYE, Indianapolis.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox. Burial will be at Alexander Heinemann Cemetery, Ora. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Friday, March 8, 2002

 

Jerry L. Pletcher

March 25, 1938 – March 7, 2002

                Jerry Lee PLETCHER, 63, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday at his 213 E. Walnut St., Akron, residence.

                Born in Warsaw to Joseph Donald and Viola K. HAUSER PLETCHER, he married Bonnie J. GRUBBS July 2, 1955 in Aurora. She survives.

                Mr. Pletcher was an engineer at Baron C & G Corp. Mobile Homes, Elkhart.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Debra WOLFE and husband James, Pennie WARD and husband Kenrey, Cindy BUCHER and husband Jerry, all of Akron; one son, William Max [PLETCHER] and wife Espie, Safford, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. J.P. FREEMAN officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

 

Raymond Neely

                Raymond NEELY, 72, 300 E. Fourth St., died at 8:40 a.m. today at Hickory Creek of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, March 9, 2002

 

Raymond K. Neely

June 22, 1929 - March 8, 2002

                Raymond K. NEELY, 72, 300 E. 4th St., Rochester, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Hickory Creek Health Care Center, Rochester.

                Born on June 22, 1929 in Louisville, Kentucky he was the son of William L. & Mildred (BROOKS) NEELY. He married Cora L. BENEFIEL on Aug. 1, 1971 in Logansport, she survives.

                He was a retired steam plant fire tender at the Logansport State Hospital, and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Logansport, Indiana.

                Survivors including his wife are, two step-daughters, Sue K. and husband Tim McFARLAND, Rochester; Martha Ellen and husband Tim ROLLAND, Riverview, FL; four step-sons, Gene and wife Teena BAKER; Larry and wife Reba K. BAKER, both of Logansport; Jerry and wife Gladys BAKER, Cleveland, TN; and Michael R. PRICE, Rochester. 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

                Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester with Rev. Robert GEORGE officiating. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to service. Burial will be at the Zion Cemetery in Lucerne, IN.

 

Mary Kathryn Hisey

Oct. 19, 1927 - March 6, 2002

                Mary Kathryn HISEY, 74, of 2047 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, died March 6 at her residence after an unexpected illness.

                Born October 19, 1927 in Marshall County to Harley & Willodean SHIVELY BECK, she lived most of her life in the Rochester Community, coming from the Fulton & Mt. Zion areas. On


March 14, 1952 in Rochester she married Keith O. HISEY, who preceded in death on May 25, 2001. She worked for Wilson’s Fertilizer & Grain, Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau Credit Union & Gilliland Automotive as an office clerk.

                Survivors include: one sister, Helen GOOD and husband Joe of Mentone; two brother-in-laws, Gerald HISEY of Macy and Lowell HISEY and wife Shirley of Rochester.

                She was preceded in death by parents, husband, and infant daughter, Sara J. HISEY.

                Service will be held Monday, at 10:30 p.m. at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with Rev. Ed CLARK officiating. Burial will take place at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and one hour prior to service on Monday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, March 11, 2002

 

Herlin B. Stafford Sr.

Aug. 29, 1916 – March 8, 2002

                Herlin Bruce STAFFORD Sr., 85, 311 Cherry St., Argos, died at 9:05 p.m. Friday at Fort Wayne Regional Veterans Administration Hospital.

                Born in St. Joseph County, near Wyatt, to John Emory and Lillie Francis MANN STAFFORD, he married Vera L. CLARK Jan. 9, 1941 in Mishawaka. She died Oct. 12, 1996.

                Mr. Stafford lived most of his life in Marshall County, 39 years in Argos. He was a line foreman at Pennsylvania-Central Railroad, retiring in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.

                Survivors include three daughters, Stella ZELL and husband Jack, Chicago, Ill., Ann BAKER and husband Kenneth, Rochester, and Marge MULLINS; three sons, Bruce [STAFFORD] and wife Shirley, Lapaz, Robert [STAFFORD] and wife Wilma, Bremen, and John [STAFFORD], Argos; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, four sisters and five brothers.

                Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, with Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Beatrice Jennings

June 7, 1901 – March 9, 2002

                Beatrice Yockey JENNINGS, 100, formerly of Marshall County, died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she had been a patient one year.

                Born in Bremen to William A. and Elizabeth MATTERN YOCKEY, she married Guy JENNINGS Feb. 16, 1929 in Goshen. He died June 25, 1979.

                Mrs. Jennings farmed with her husband near Tippecanoe for 50 years. A lifetime Marshall County resident, she was a 1919 Bremen High School graduate and attended Valparaiso University, Ball State University, Indiana University and earned a teaching degree from Manchester College. She taught at Bremen schools 10 years. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Progress Club and Bourbon First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, crossword puzzles and her grandchildren.

                Survivors include one son, John [JENNINGS] and wife Joy, Argos; five grandsons, Dr. Steve JENNINGS and wife Mary, Rensselaer, Bruce JENNINGS and wife Sharon, Bremen, Dr. Douglas JENNINGS and wife Carol, Logansport, Scott JENNINGS and wife Staci, Tippecanoe, Brian JENNINGS, Bourbon; 14 great-grandchildren, Joe and Christine JENNINGS MOORE, David JENNINGS, Debbie JENNINGS, all of Rensselaer, Jaclyn and Justin JENNINGS, both of Bremen, Shannon, Jared, Rachel, Whitney and Matthew, all of Logansport, Mallorie, Hannah and


Courtney, all of Tippecanoe and Alexis JENNINGS, Bourbon; four great-great-grandsons, Zachery, Caleb, Clayton and Micah MOORE, all of Rensselaer.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one daughter, Sue Ellen [JENNINGS], in 1947, one great-grandson, Garrett W. JENNINGS, in 1994, two sisters, Erma RHOADE and Gertrude HARROFF, and one brother, Welcome YOCKEY.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bourbon First United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert RASCHKA officiating. Burial will be at Stony Point Cemetery, Etna Green. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon. Memorials may be made to Bourbon First United Methodist Church.

 

Helen L. Croussore

Sept. 28, 1916 – March 10, 2002

                Helen L. CROUSSORE, 85, Bremen, died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday at Bremen Health Care Center.

                Born in Rochester to William and Jennie VANCE LYTLE, she married James A. CROUSSORE June 1, 1935. He preceded her in death.

                Mrs. Croussore, a Bremen area resident most of her adult life, was a homemaker and member of Grace United Methodist Church, Bremen.

                Survivors include two daughters, Mary BELLMAN and husband Glen, Nappanee, Jennifer GILPIN and husband William, South Bend; two grandchildren, Monica SANTA and husband Michael, Mishawaka, Tony NEFF and wife Linda, New Paris; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vance LYTLE and wife Arlene, Akron, Ohio, William LYTLE and wife Helen, Chicago, Ill.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one daughter, Patricia NEFF, and two sisters, Ruth BROWN and Betty MELTON.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen, with Rev. Richard LYTH officiating. Burial will be at Bremen Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Marshall County or Grace United Methodist Church, Bremen.

 

Ginevra L. Snyder

May 12, 1920 – March 10, 2002

                Ginevra L. SNYDER, 81, Waynetown, died at 2:13 a.m. Sunday at St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville.

                Born in Hillsboro to James Solomon and Maude Sibbie CAMPBELL COOPER, she married Charles W. SNYDER Aug. 20, 1942 in Indianapolis. He survives.

                Mrs. Snyder was a 1938 Hillsboro High School graduate and a 1940 Indianapolis City Hospital nursing graduate. She was a nurse at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Hammond, and Culver Hospital, Crawfordsville, and was co-owner of Snyder’s LP Gas, Inc. 35 years. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of Waynetown Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, and the Gideon Auxiliary.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Jeanette SNYDER, Waynetown; two sons, Robert “Bob” [COOPER] and wife Loretta, Effingham, Ill., James [COOPER] and wife Connie, Rochester; four grandchildren; and one sister, Pearl HALL, Hillsboro.

                Preceding in death were her parents and one sister, Maxine BEVER.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Waynetown, with Rev. Steve MALONE officiating. Burial will be at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through


 the funeral home, P.O. Box 455, Waynetown, IN 47990, to Waynetown Baptist Church or Gideon Memorial Bible Fund.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

 

Lena Kingery

Oct. 24, 1912 – Feb. 27, 2002

                Lena KINGERY, 89, Las Vegas, Nev., died Feb. 27 in Las Vegas.

                Born in Indiana, she was a retired seamstress. She moved to Las Vegas in 1984.

                Survivors include two sons, John [KINGERY], Las Vegas, Bill [KINGERY], Fulton; two stepdaughters, Dolly RIFE, Fulton, Dorothy MASON, Brooklyn, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Grace WEAVER, Monticello, and Ruth SHIDLER, Hope.

                Private services were held.

 

Patricia A. Wideman

Sept. 16, 1932 – March 8, 2002

                Patricia A. WIDEMAN, 69, Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Rochester, died Friday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.

                Born in Vincennes to William I. and Lura R. UNDERWOOD HOLLAND, she married Frederick WIDEMAN Oct. 6, 1949. He preceded her in death.

                Mrs. Wideman moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2000. She had lived in Rochester, Mishawaka, Illinois, Ohio and Florida.

                Survivors include one daughter, Lisa STEICHMANN and husband Jay, Ann Arbor, Mich.; one son, Jeffrey [WIDEMAN] and wife Bonnie, Soldiers Grove, Wisc.; five grandchildren, Anna and Kilian FREY, Josh and Dustin STEICHMANN and Henry WIDEMAN; four brothers, Adam Wayne [HOLLAND], Bernard [HOLLAND], Marion [HOLLAND] and wife Sharon, and Ronald [HOLLAND] and wife Mary; three sisters, Hazel BREWER and husband Jim, Lura Mae FERRIS and husband Donald, and Marilyn BENNER and husband Lyman; and several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one sister, Rita [HOLLAND], and one brother, Robert CALLOWAY.

                Services were Monday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Burial was in Brandon, Fla. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Dorothy M. Haupert

May 14, 1913 – March 11, 2002

                Dorothy M. HAUPERT, 88, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday at her 407 N. Indiana 14, Akron, residence. She had been in failing health six weeks.

                Born in Beaver Dam to Orin and Zora MEREDITH McFARLAND, she married Claude H. HAUPERT Feb. 19, 1949, in Fort Wayne. He died Jan. 24, 2000.

                Mrs. Haupert, a homemaker, attended Akron Church of God. She was a 1931 Beaver Dam High School graduate and a graduate of Fort Wayne Beauty School. She came to Akron in 1981 from Hobart and Fort Wayne.

                Survivors include one sister, Wilma TUCKER and husband Devon, Mentone; one brother, Paul McFARLAND and wife Virginia, Akron; one sister-in-law, Alice McFARLAND, Akron; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, three sisters, Pauline MORRIS,


Kathryn ADAMS and Thelma LOCKRIDGE, and two brothers, Dale and Clair McFARLAND.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Terry McGARRITY officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Arnold Haines Singrey

                Arnold Haines SINGREY, 87, formerly of Argos, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday at his residence at Miller’s Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

 

Arnold Haines Singrey

March 25, 1914 – March 11, 2002

                Arnold Haines SINGREY, 87, formerly of Argos, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday at his residence at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                Born in Plymouth to Owen Earl and Zora HAINES SINGREY, he married Evelyn FAULKNER Feb. 27, 1937, in Bourbon. She died Jan. 29, 1993. He married Velma McCOULLOUGH Feb. 7, 1994, in Florida. She survives.

                Mr. Singrey retired after 30 years as a truck driver at Allied Signal, South Bend. He was a Plymouth High School graduate and a member of the United Auto Workers Union. He was a lifetime Marshall County resident.

                Surviving with his wife, Plymouth, are two daughters, Phyllis McGUIRE and husband Norman, Warsaw, Margie SNYDER and husband Stephen, South Bend; two sons, Lowell [SINGREY] and wife Jean, Greentown, R. Lee [SINGREY] and wife Patsy, Plymouth; one daughter-in-law, Roberta SINGREY, Argos; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary YOUNGMAN, Waukesha, Wisc., Betty NIFONG and husband Norman, Plymouth, Carol ANGLEMYER, Goshen, Jane LaFOLLETTE, Warsaw; two brothers, Mark [SINGREY], Indianapolis, Cleo [SINGREY], Warsaw; one stepsister, Helen STEINBICER, Elkhart; two stepsons, Lowell McCOULLOUGH and wife Ardelia, Bourbon, Loren McCOULLOUGH and wife Ethel, Plymouth; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with his wife, Evelyn [SINGREY], were his parents, one son, Allen [SINGREY] in 1998, one brother, Russell [SINGREY], in 1998, and one granddaughter.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Mark FISHBURN officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

L. Joe Ditmire

April 24, 1934 – March 11, 2002

                L. Joe DITMIRE, 67, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday at his Logansport residence.

                Born in Logansport to Gene and Marie WICKERSHAM DITMIRE, he graduated from Fulton High School in 1952 and Butler University in 1956 with a bachelor of science in business adminstration.

                Mr. Ditmire was a varsity basketball letterman at Butler University. In 1952 and 1954 he held the highest free throw percentage of the team. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force ROTC and was stationed in Greece. During his duty, he was on the Air Force basketball


team touring Europe. He retired as senior vice president and controller of Security Federal Savings Bank, Logansport, in 1989 after 30 years.

                Survivors include his wife, M. Kathleen [DITMIRE], at home; one daughter, Jill [DITMIRE], Indianapolis; one son, Jeffrey [DITMIRE], Los Angeles, Calif.; mother-in-law, Robbie Van METER, Kewanna; one sister-in-law, Angela MILES, Kokomo.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association of Indiana, Suite 105, 1980 E. 116th St., Carmel, IN 46032, or Logans-port Salvation Army, 418 Fourth St., Logansport, IN 46947.

 

Thursday, March 14, 2002

 

Abigail J. Wallace

                Infant Abigail Joy WALLACE was stillborn at 6:20 p.m. Friday at North Ottawa Community Hospital, Grand Haven, Mich.

                Survivors include her parents, Wesley W. E. and Laura M. VanORDES WALLACE, Spring Lake, Mich.; one sister, Emily Grace WALLACE, at home; one brother, Nathanael Christopher [WALLACE], at home; great aunt, Opal LORD, Hartford City; great uncle, George W. WALLACE Jr. and wife Vera, Hartford City.

                Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hartford City Cemetery, East Indiana 26, with Rev. Myron OYLER officiating. Keplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to The American Bible Society, in care of Wesley Wallace, 17880 North Schore Road, Spring Lake, MI 49456.

 

Friday, March 15, 2002

 

Carol M. Burton

                Carol Marie ROGERS BURTON, 63, died at 12:25 a.m. today at her 2759 N. Fulton County Road 600 West residence. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Donald L. Shrum

                Donald L. SHRUM, 90, Akron, died at 1 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, March 16, 2002

 

Carol M. Burton

March 14, 1939 – March 15, 2002

                Carol Marie ROGERS BURTON, 63, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday at her 2759 N. Fulton County Road 600 West residence. She had been in failing health eight months.

                Born to John F. and Anna WESTFAL ROGERS, she married George E. BURTON April 5, 1959 in Francesville. He survives.

                Mrs. Burton came to Rochester in 1959 from Francesville. She was a homemaker and owned and operated a beauty salon in her home for 12 years. She was active with the family dairy farm and was a 1957 Francesville High School graduate. She was a member of Whippoorwill


 

Community Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are four sons, Dennis [BURTON] and wife Linda, Craig [BURTON] and wife Mitzi, all of Rochester, Bruce [BURTON] and wife Audrey, Camden, Ohio, and Roger [BURTON] and wife Lisa, Manteno, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Scott, Kevin, Sean, Kyle, Kara, Jessica, Alexandra, Abbagail and Katie BURTON; two sisters, Donna WADYUCKI, Westmont, Ill., and Charlene GUTWEIN and husband John Jr.,

                Rensselaer; one brother, Harold ROGERS and wife Betty, Francesville.

                Preceding in death were her parents and one infant brother, Charles [ROGERS].

                Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County, Marshall County Division of St. Joseph County Hospice or Fulton County Gideons International.

 

Donald L. Shrum

Sept. 5, 1911 – March 15, 2002

                Donald L. SHRUM, 90, 305 S. Maple St., Akron, formerly of Rochester, died at 1 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Irquois, Ill. to Elias and Ida ABOLT SHRUM, he married Mary D. BOWEN June 2, 1946 in North Manchester. She survives.

                Mr. Shrum retired from Sealed Power Corp., Rochester, after 28 1/2 years. He was a member of Rochester First Church of God, attended Akron Church of God and was a member of Fulton County Campers Association. He spent winters in Winterhaven, Fla.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Crystal WEIDA and husband John, Akron; one son, Douglas [SHRUM]  and wife Sandra, Caribou, Maine; four grandchildren, Johna KASER, Oviedo, Fla., Jena SHEWMAN, Akron, Karon ROSINGOL, Caribou, Maine, and Jerry SHRUM, Wooster, Mass.; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one brother and three sisters.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Terry McGARRITY, assisted by Lavon CRISSINGER, officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Wee Care Day Care ministry at Akron Church of God.

 

Monday,  March 18, 2002

 

Arvada M. Jones

Feb. 22, 1911 – March 16, 2002

                Arvada M. JONES, 91, formerly of Akron, died at 12 a.m. Saturday at her residence at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

                Born in Cass County, Mich. to Albert and Ethel PHILLIPS BARNES, she married Raymond R. JONES. He died May 21, 1945.

                Mrs. Jones worked in the Akron school cafeteria and for Dr. C.L. HERRICK, Akron, and was a cook at Camp Crosley, North Webster.

                Survivors include four sons, Jim [JONES] and wife Theo Ann, Rennselaer, Jack [JONES] and wife Chris, Fort Wayne, Ronald [JONES] and wife Mary, Bremen, and Donald [JONES] and wife Dora, Akron; 16 Grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Deloris GRAICHEN, Oregon, Margaret WATKINS and husband Harry, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Lenora


EATON, Warsaw; one daughter-in-law, Jan JONES, Quincy, Mich.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one son, Kenneth E. JONES, Aug. 6, 1999, two sisters, Kathryn LUMM and Jeanette FENIMORE, and one brother, Fred BARNES.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Akron Cemetery. There is no visitation planned. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Bonita I. Thomas

July 30, 1937 – March 16, 2002

                Bonita “Bonnie” Irene THOMAS, 64, 707 Jackson Heights Road, Plymouth, died at 7:14 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                Born in Monterey to Everett E. and Bonnie Bell HEDGES LOWE, she made her home with long-time companion William “Bill” HOPPE.

                She attended Monterey and Culver schools. A Plymouth area resident most of her life, she also lived in Kewanna and Monterey. A waitress in local restaurants, she was laundry supervisor at Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton. She enjoyed country music and her family. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Women of the Moose and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27.

                Surviving with her companion, at home, are two daughters, Debbie SHOCK and husband Rod, Houghton Lake, Mich., Daryla MONESMITH, Warsaw; one son, Douglas HARMON and wife Vicky, Lapaz; three stepsons, Robert L. THOMAS, Koontz Lake, Brian HOPPE and wife Jo Etta, Plymouth, and William T. HOPPE, South Bend; two stepdaughters, Anita BOETSMA and husband Larry, Culver, and Susan SHEEHAN, Plymouth; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia ADAMS, El Cajun, Calif.; one brother, Alfred “Bud” LOWE, Cassopolis, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Janet LOWE and husband Harold, Rochester; one brother-in-law, Don THOMPSON, Knox; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents, three sisters, Eleanor RUBARTS, Marjorie SELLERS and Erma Jean THOMPSON, and three brothers, Harold, Everett, Jr., and Lawrence LOWE.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. Charles KRIEG, pastor of Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via www.johnson-danielson.com

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

 

Virgil Clingler

                Virgil CLINGLER, 71, 12305 E. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 2:40 a.m. today at Hickory Creek of Rochester.  Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Wednesday, March 20, 2002

 

Virgil E. Clingler

July 4, 1930 – March 19, 2002

                Virgil E. CLINGLER, 71, 12305 E. Indiana 114, Akron, died at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

                Born in Marshall County to Cecil and Hazel WILHELM, he married Josephine STEPP Nov. 19, 1969 in Leiters Ford. She survives.

                Mr. Clingler retired from Pike Lumber Co., Akron.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three sisters, Mildred WEIGER, Indianapolis, Anna COUGHENOUR, Akron, Viola FARRIS, Salyersville, Ky.; one brother, John Russell CLINGLER, Knox; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents and two brothers.

                Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Graveside services will follow at Monterey IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family through the funeral home.

 

Robert W. “Sandy” Richards

March 3, 1918 – March 20, 2002

                Robert W. “Sandy” RICHARDS, 84, Rochester, died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Rochester to Charles and Ida May JOHNSON RICHARDS, he married Betty Jean JANKE in 1939. She died June 30, 1966.

                Mr. Richards was a self-employed backhoe operator. He was a member of Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and Rochester First Church of God. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Utter and husband Channing, Akron; two grandchildren, Nancee Utter, Fort Wayne, J.C. Utter and wife Lynne, Bourbon; one great-granddaughter, Adrienne Utter; one brother, John Richards and wife Ella, Crescent City, Fla.; one sister, Pauline Richart, Rochester.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, three half brothers, Clifford, Rex and Russell RICHARD, and two sisters, Eva RINGLER and Ollivene COUSINS.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David DITTMAN officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to First Church of God, Rochester.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2002

 

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Friday, March 22, 2002

 

Joseph S. Poisel

March 19, 2002

                Infant Joseph Scott POISEL was stillborn at 4:32 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                Survivors include his parents, James and Chantel MOSES POISEL, 19018 Pine Road, Argos; one sister, Samantha ARIEL, at home; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Cheryl MOSES, Argos; maternal great-grandparents, Al and Marie MOSES, Elkhart, Clifford and Peggy FOSTER, Mishawaka; maternal great-great-grandparent, Hazel WOODWARD, Elkhart; paternal grandparents, Robert and Carolyn POISEL, Argos; aunts uncles and cousins.

                Private family graveside services will be held. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, March 22, 2002

 

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Monday, March 24, 2002

 

Eli H. Yoder

Sept. 3, 1932 – March 23, 2002

                Eli H. YODER, 69, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at his 506 W. Fifth St. residence.

                Born in Enon Valley, Penn. to John Y. and Elizabeth C. HOSTETLER YODER, he married Donna KUHN June 14, 1969 in Rochester. She survives.

                Mr. Yoder came to Rochester in 1948. A retired semi-truck driver, he worked in maintenance at McDonald’s, Rochester, and attended Liberty Baptist Church.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Bridget SCHWENK and husband Tim, Rochester, Debbie YODER, California, Diane RITCHIE, Akron; two sons, Walter [YODER], California, John [YODER], Rochester; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barb and Mary HOSTETLER, both of Pennsylvania; four brothers, Alvin [YODER], Rochester, John and Bill [YODER], both of Pennsylvania, and Jake [YODER], Tennessee.

                Preceding in death were his parents.

                ficiating. Burial will be at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church.

 

Ercel M. Myers

Sept. 21, 1910 – March 23, 2002

                Ercel M. MYERS, 91, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at her Hickory Creek of Rochester residence.

                Born in Converse to Charles Leslie and Hattie Lee TOPPIN POWELL, she married Herbert “Buck” MYERS May 17, 1930, in Rochester. He died March 28, 1972.

                Mrs. Myers, a homemaker, was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Home Front Club, both of Rochester.

                Survivors include one daughter, Maralyn BOOHER, Terre Haute; three grandchildren, Penny BOOHER, South Bend, David BOOHER, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Nathan BOOHER, St. Charles, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Gretchen, Adam, Hillary and Morgan BOOHER.


 

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, and one grandson, Jonathan BOOHER.

                Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rochester IOOF cemetery with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Vernie M. Carney

April 4, 1906 – March 22, 2002

                Vernie M. ANGLE CARNEY, 95, died at 8:56 a.m. Friday at her Logansport residence.

                Born in Franklin County, Va. to John H. and India B. BOONE ANGLE, she married Elias E. “Bill” CARNEY June 21, 1933, in Cass County. He died March 5, 1983.

                Mrs. Carney was a member of Mexico Old German Baptist Brethren Church.

                Survivors include two daughters, Jo Anne BISHOP, Fort Wayne, Judy CARNEY, Logansport; one son, T. Frank CARNEY, Logansport; four grandchildren, Jan ASHABRANNER, Crista CRUZ, Annette HANCOCK, Jason CARNEY; one great-granddaughter, Lucy CRUZ; four [sic] sisters, Addie MILLER, Rivers Junction, Mich., Clara JONES, Peru, Bea SCOTT, Logansport.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, two brothers, Buren N. and Merle B. ANGLE, five sisters, Ruby C. SULLIVAN, Esther V. MORRIS, Mildred L. HARRISON, Maxine BURKHOLDER and Margaret KINGERY, and one niece, Jane HANSON, who was raised as a sister.

                Services were today at Mexico Old German Baptist Brethren Church. Burial was at the church cemetery. McClain Funeral Home, Denver, was in charge of arangements.

 

Annie M. Stensen

Nov. 17, 1914 – March 23, 2002

                Annie M. STENSEN, 87, died at 9 a.m. Saturday at her 10525 E. Orange St., Monterey, residence.

                Born in Covington, La., to William H. and Maude KELLY SMITH STENSEN, she married Ernest STENSEN. He preceded her in death.

                Mrs. Stensen was a retired sales clerk.

                Survivors include one son, LaVance MALLARD, Chicago, Ill.; one daughter, Patricia M. MARTIN, Monterey; five grandchildren, Conrad HENRY, Oak Forest, Ill., Blaine MORRIS, Nicholas HENRY, Raven SPELLMAN and Carmisha HENRY, all of Chicago, Ill.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one brother and one sister.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with Rev. Andrew MURDOCK officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

 

Irma F. Chapman

Feb. 7, 1920 – March 22, 2002

                Irma F. CHAPMAN, 82, 6258 E. Main St., Monterey, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

                Born in Divernon, Ill., to Claude and Grace HARTLE HAY, she married Donald D. CHAPMAN in June, 1940, in Leiters Ford. He survives.

                Mrs. Chapman came to Monterey from Leiters Ford in 1940. She worked at Rice Corp. She was a member of Monterey United Methodist Church, Collins-Tasch American Legion Ladies


Auxiliary, Monterey, and worked at Culver Military Academy during World War II.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Susie J. PARKER, Tell City; one grandson, Larry PARKER, Tell City; one sister, Wilma BAIR, Kendallville.

                Preceding in death were her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey, with graveside rites conducted by Collins-Tasch American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. No visitation is planned. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Joanne Tuley

Feb. 24, 1923 – March 22, 2002

                Joanne GUISE TULEY, 79, Lake Station, died Friday at Saint Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

                Born in Leiters Ford to Harley C. and Claire E. BITTERLING GUISE, she married Raymond H. TULEY. He preceded her in death.

                Mrs. Tuley moved to Lake Station from Gary and Fulton County. She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, Lake Station, Camelot Bowling League and the senior Breakfast Club for retirees of Hobart Township School Corp. She was a Sunday School teacher and a library clerk at Meister Elementary School.

                Survivors include four daughters, Amanda TULEY, Lake Station, Jenny GEORGE and husband Ronald, Middleburg, Fla., Pamela TULEY-HEINECKE and husband Tom, Hobart, Kimberly METCALF and husband Michael, Rolling Prairie; six grandchildren, Raymond GEORGE and wife Stephanie, Shannon LEDFORD and husband Dean, Curtis TULEY, Kristina HEINECKE, Stephanie and Kristen METCALF; three stepgrandchildren, Barbara HARVEY and husband Russell, Laura and Brenda HEINECKE; two great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Marissa; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Cailynn HEINECKE, Alex and Alyssa McCURRIE Ashley and Trevor HARVEY; one brother, Milo GUISE and wife Ruth, Decatur; one sister-in-law, Mary GUISE, Culver; three sisters, Beulah MILLISER and husband Hershel, Rochester, Betty Jane STRONG and husband Clair, Rochester, Wiletta WILSON and husband Hugh, Kewanna; several nieces and nephews and special best friend Pat SHELTON and husband Barry.

                Services were today at Community Presbyterian Church, Lake Station. Burial was at Calumet Park, Merrillville. Rees Funeral Home, Hobart, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

 

Nora C. Hoffman

Nov. 4, 1910 – March 25, 2002

                Nora C. HOFFMAN, 91, formerly of Akron, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday at her residence at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

                Born in Akron, to Arthur Delbert and Retta Pearl BRIGHT HOFFMAN, she was a homemaker, seamstress and homecare helper.

                She was a member of Akron Church of God, where she was in the service guild, and the Women’s Christian Temperence Union.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

                Services are at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Akron Church of God with Rev. Terry McGARRITY and Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God’s children’s department. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

 

Margaret A. Showley

                Margaret A. SHOWLEY, 87, 2791 Indian Creek Road, Logansport, formerly of Fulton, died at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Arrange-ments are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

 

Charles E. “Charlie” Goodrich

April 6, 1914 – March 24, 2002

                Charles E. “Charlie” GOODRICH, 87, Royal Center, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                Born in Royal Center, to William John and Hester Anna FRIEMEL GOODRICH, he married Mary S. SULLIVAN June 19, 1943, in Royal Center. She died Oct. 14, 1953. He married Thora L. BAGWELL Simons Sept. 23, 1966, in Royal Center. She survives.

                Mr. Goodrich retired as president of Community State Bank. He taught and coached basketball at Royal Center High School from 1938 to 1942. He was a 1932 Royal Center High School graduate, attended Manchester College and graduated from DePauw University in 1937. He was a member of Crooked Creek Christian Church, Royal Center, a 50-year member of Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 585, Royal Center, where he was past master and secretary, the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, a charter member, president and secretary of the Royal Center Lions Club, and a 50-year member of Royal Center Order of the Eastern Star. He was a literacy volunteer and enjoyed sports and gardening.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, John W. [GOODRICH] and wife Jane, Logansport; two daughters, Jean Elizabeth HUDSON and husband Terry, Solsberry, Janet Sue FLINN and husband Mike, Logansport; two stepsons, Ronald J. SIMONS and wife Sharon, Rochester, Terry SIMONS, Rochester; three grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, James F. [GOODRICH] and wife June and Warren W. [GOODRICH] and wife Imogene, all of Royal Center; one sister, Wilma Jane MILLER, Mishawaka.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one son, James Charles [GOODRICH].

                Services were today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel. Dr. James GABHART officiated. Burial was at Royal Center Cemetery. Memor-ials may be made to Crooked Creek Christian Church.

 

Thursday, March 28, 2002

 

Margaret A. Showley

Oct. 21, 1914 – March 26, 2002

                Margaret A. SHOWLEY, 87, 2791 Indian Creek Road, Logansport, formerly of Fulton, died at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                Born in Liberty Township, Fulton County, to Charles G. and Jessica Mildred PARKS APT, she married Carl Lester SHOWLEY Feb. 16, 1936, in Rochester. He died July 25, 1987.

                Mrs. Showley retired from housekeeping at Woodlawn Hospital. She was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid and a lifetime member of Mt. Olive Community Club.

                Survivors include one daughter, Betty L. CORN and husband Herb, Rochester; two sons, Ed [SHOWLEY] and wife Mary and Phillip Joe [SHOWLEY] and wife Sonja, all of Logansport; 15 grandchildren, Tammy WINTCZAK, Todd, Troy and Tim CORN, John and Michael


SHOWLEY, Terry L. MYERS Jr., Tracy L. MYERS, Tammy L. GELLINGER, Danny Joe SHOWLEY, Tracy TRUEX, Denise, Christine and Kathy HENRY, Keith HENRY; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were one grandson, Steve SHOWLEY, five sisters and two brothers.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. Jim ABBOTT officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Grace D Taylor

May 21, 1929 – March 26, 2002

                Grace D. TAYLOR, 72, 2 Laurel Circle, North Manchester, died at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Health-care Center, North Manchester.

                Born in Bremen to Stephen and Addie DENTON O’REILLEY, she married Rev. Jay A. TAYLOR June 10, 1951. He survives.

                Mrs. Taylor, a homemaker, was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church, the Singing Saints, North Manchester Historical Society, Canal Society of Indiana, United Methodist Women, Purdue Home Extension Chorus and a music and administration volunteer for the United Methodist Camp Program. She was an organist and pianist at several churches.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Joseph TAYLOR and wife Sharon FRADENBURGH, Atlanta, Ga., Rev. Richard TAYLOR and wife Rae, Rochester; one daughter, Rebecca TAYLOR, Highland; three grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis and Rosella O’REILLEY, both of Fort Wayne.

                Preceding in death were her parents, two brothers and one sister.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Manchester United Methodist Church with Revs. Fred BISHOP and Gerald HEWSON officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at DeLaughter-McKee Mort-uary, North Manchester Chapel, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memo

 

Arthur A. Siegfried

Sept. 16, 1913 – March 28, 2002

                Arthur A. SIEGFRIED, 88, 307 N. Kosciusko County Road 175 East, died at 5 a.m. today at Cambridge House, Warsaw.

                Born in Niota, Ill., to Daniel and Anna M. PRIVIA SIEGFRIED, he married Martha Louise PASSWATER YARNELL Oct. 13, 1965, in Quincy, Ill. She survives.

                Mr. Siegfried was a switchman on the Chicago Belt Railroad.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two stepsons, Gene YARNELL and wife Georgia, Warsaw, Arthur SIEGFRIED Jr., Florida; two grandchildren; one brother, Forest “Jack” SIEGFRIED and wife Dolly, Stronghurst, Ill.

                Preceding in death were eight brothers and sisters.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services.
Friday, March 29, 2002

 

Wayne E. Spence

                Wayne E. SPENCE, 79, died at 9:15 a.m. today at his 402 E. Central St., Akron, residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Rose Ann Spaulding

                Rose Ann SPAULDING, 73, died today at her 4284 N. Fulton County Road 350 West residence. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, March 30, 2002

 

Delford Bowen

                Delford BOWEN, 85, Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, and formerly of Rochester, died at 11:55 a.m. Friday at the nursing home.

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

 

Wayne E. Spence

July 2, 1922 - March 29, 2002

                Wayne E. SPENCE, 79, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday at his 402 E. Central St., Akron, residence.

                Born in Plymouth, to Howard and Ethel ANDERSON SPENCE, he married Vivian GRAY July 22, 1950 in Akron.  She survives.

                Mr. Spence worked at Eaton Controls, North Manchester, 27 years, where he was lead setup man in the punch press department. He was a member of Olive Branch Church of God, Roann.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three half-sisters, Josephine MATER, Lela MORRIS and Mary Jane WAGNER, all of Bremen; one half-brother, Allen WOOLLEY and wife Lois, Akron.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Revs. Lowell BURRUS and Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be at Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or Olive Branch Church of God, Roann.

 

Monday, April 1, 2002

 

Delford D. Bowen

Oct. 3, 1916 – March 29, 2002

                Delford D. BOWEN, 85, formerly of Rochester, died at 11:55 a.m. Friday at his residence at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

                Born in Fulton County, near Akron, to Edson and Lottie BRYANT BOWEN, he married Kathryn BOWEN in 1938. She preceded in death. He married Kathleen MASTELLER April 21, 1962, in Goshen. She survives.

                Mr. Bowen was a milk inspector. A lifetime Fulton County resident, he was a member of the Moose Lodge 1107 and Logansport Church of Christ.

                Surviving with his wife, Rochester, are one son, Leroy [BOWEN] and wife Iva, Greentown; three stepchildren, Sandra KLINE, Logansport, Michaelle BOLLENBERG, Bonneau,


S.C., and Howard STEWART and wife Mary, Hudson, Fla.; two grandchildren; several step grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita TEGHTMEYER and Lovie MATHIAS, both of Akron; one half brother, Nelson BOWEN, Cleveland, Okla.

                Also preceding in death were his parents, one sister and one stepdaughter, Marynelle BARNS.

                Services are at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Jeff STRITE officiating. Burial will be at Omega Cemetery, Akron. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Church of Christ, 2345 Burlington Ave., Logansport, IN 46947.

 

Rose Ann Spaulding

Sept. 11, 1928 – March 29, 2002

                Rose Ann SPAULDING, 73, died at 4 a.m. Friday at her 4284 N. Fulton County Road 350 West residence.

                Born in Terre Haute to Fred E. and Cloe R. FAULK APPLE, she married Robert Earl SPAULDING Dec. 21, 1947, in Fort Wayne. He died June 21, 1985.

                Mrs. Spaulding retired after 28 years at Delco Electronics, Kokomo, where she was a group leader and worked in quality control. A Rochester resident since 1974, she was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 70, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Eagles Lodge 852 and the American Legion Post 36, all of Rochester. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

                Survivors include three sons, Robert [SPAULDING], Jr., Noblesville, Randall E. [SPAULDING] and wife Sue, Rochester, Michael D. [SPAULDING] and wife Christine, Cassopolis, Mich.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack F. APPLE and wife Pat, Brazil; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Dan MUNDT officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Down Syndrome Foundation.

 

Doris E. Huffman

March 28, 1911 – March 28, 2002

                Doris E. HUFFMAN, 91, died at 8:35 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.

                Born in Tippecanoe to Roy Encel and Flora Mae HARSH CREIGHBAUM, she married Estel Leroy HUFFMAN Sept. 22, 1928. He died March 9, 1976.

                Mrs. Huffman, a homemaker, lived all her life in Tippecanoe and Etna Green.

                Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn FRIBLEY, Warsaw, Miriam LONG, Buena Vista, Colo.; one daughter-in-law, Sharon HUFFMAN, Leesburg; 12 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild; one sister, Juanita Fern PETERS, Rochester.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, Glendon HUFFMAN,  Sr., one brother, Forrest Gerald CREIGHBAUM, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

                Services were today at Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon. Burial was at Etna Green Cemetery.
Ronald E. Melton

                Ronald E. MELTON, 88, Indianapolis, died Friday at Hooverwood Nursing Home, Indianapolis.

                Mr. Melton was a musician and teacher. He held degrees from Manchester College and Northwestern University, with post graduate work at Columbia University. He was a member of Bohumir Kryl and His Symphony Band, touring out of Chicago, Ill. He was the 1967 Musician of the Year in Midland, Mich. He was a member of the Lions and Kiwanis clubs. Active in music at Memorial Presbyterian Church, Midland, Mich., he served on the music committee of Memorial Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, where he was an ordained elder. He retired in 1973 from Midland High School, Midland, Mich., after 17 years. He also taught music in schools in Rochester, South Whitley and Richmond.

                Survivors include his wife, Catherine NELSON MELTON; two daughters, Gretchen Jane GOSLING and husband Craig and Cathie Lee McGLYNN and husband David; five step grandchildren.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Ora Lee Hackworth

March 1, 1924 – March 30, 2002

                Ora Lee HACKWORTH, 78, 1403 Rivercrest Drive, Warsaw, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                Born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Amos and Ann REFFITT MARSILLETTE, she married Oliver HACKWORTH Nov. 15, 1941, in Prestonsburg, Ky. He died March 25, 1998.

                Mrs. Hackworth was a cook at Burket Elementary School and retired from Da-Lite Screen, Warsaw, in 1989. She was a member of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, Warsaw, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Silver Lake.

                Survivors include two daughters, Becky WHITAKER and husband Rick, Barbara WHITAKER and husband James, all of Warsaw; one son, Duane [HACKWORTH] and wife Janet, Akron; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six sisters, Essie POE, Silver Lake, Jarrie McDONALD, Liberty Mills, Martha MILLER, Claypool, Anna BAYS, Warsaw, Sally SHEPHERD, Claypool and Nancy HILE, Warsaw.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one son, Douglas HACKWORTH, one grandson, Marcus HACKWORTH, one sister and three brothers.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, Warsaw, with Rev. Joe HACKWORTH and Rev. Glen HUGHES officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2002

 

Colleen L. Warner

March 27, 1952 – March 30, 2002

                Colleen L. WARNER, 50, 1729 Bancroft Ave., died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following complications from heart surgery.

                Born in Plymouth to Oma BACK and Charles WARNER Sr., she attended LaVille schools and attended college in David, Ky.

                Miss Warner was a nursing home care worker and worked in restaurants. She came to


Rochester in July. She had lived in Plymouth and Wabash. She was active in computer science and enjoyed dancing, cooking and music. She collected clowns and music boxes. She was a member of the Church of God.

                Survivors include her mother, Oma L. SLONE, Rochester; one sister, Penny J. FISHER, Bourbon; three brothers, Robert L WARNER and wife Dixie, and Nick WARNER, all of Plymouth, and Charles WARNER Jr. and wife Adrea, Freeport, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; and her long-time companion, Greg ROBINETTE, Wabash.

                Preceding in death were her father, one brother, Christopher [WARNER], and her stepfather, Greenville SLONE.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. Mike DITTMER, of Family Bible Fellowship, Walkerton, officiating. Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of one’s choice.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

 

James M. McFarlane

Aug. 20, 1935 – April 2, 2002

                James M. McFARLANE, 66, 9425 E. Fulton County Road 700 South, Monterey, died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                Born in Evergreen Park, Ill., to James B. and Pearl I. KHUANS McFARLANE, he married Marylee “Lee” SLATTERY May 24, 1958, in Chicago, Ill. She survives.

                Mr. McFarlane came to Monterey in 1974, from Midlothian, Ill. He was owner and operator of All-Temp Co.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, James M. [McFARLANE] and wife Sharon, Marysville, Ohio, and John L. [McFARLANE] Easton, Penn.; one daughter, Christianne McFARLANE, Seal Beach, Calif.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with Rev. Dorothy JONES officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.

 

Harold J. Rosswurm

Feb. 8, 1916 – March 31, 2002

                Harold J. ROSSWURM, 86, New Haven, died Sunday at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Monroeville, he retired after 50 years of farming in 1986.

                Mr. Rosswurm was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Name Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and was a volunteer at St. Andrew’s Soup Kitchen. He enjoyed his family, his faith and farming.

                Survivors include his wife, Muriel [ROSSWURM], New Haven; two sons, Daniel [ROSSWURM], Rochester, Phillip [ROSSWURM], Fort Wayne; nine daughters, Cynthia KINNEY, Roseann BLOOMFIELD, Marijo SLIGER, Vivian WELCH, all of Fort Wayne, Marilyn STAUB, Decatur, Rita KRAWIEC, Troy, Mich., Patricia O’CONNOR, Auburn, Margaret HALLEY, Zionsville, Monica STEINAU, Naperville, Ill.; 56 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Maurice, Bernard, Eugene, and Kenneth ROSSWURM, all of Fort Wayne.

                Preceding in death was one daughter, Sandra [ROSSWURM], in 1943.


 

                Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven. Burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven, and one hour prior to services at the church. A Rosary service will be at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Soup Kitchen or St. Vincent de Paul.

 

Richard “Dick” D. Early

Nov. 29, 1930 – April 2, 2002

                Richard “Dick” David EARLY, 71, 4091 S. Indiana 25, Logansport, died at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                Born in Logansport, to Geeter and Charlotte BINNEY EARLY, he married Barbara L. DILLMAN Oct. 24, 1980, in Clymers. She survives.

                Mr. Early was a retired dairy farmer and worked at Yantis Implement. He was a member of Clymers United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 60 and Indiana Farm Bureau. He was a former church trustee and chairman of the advisory board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean conflict.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Debra CURTIS and husband Andy, Fulton, Lori HALL and husband Brian, Logansport; four sons, Mike [EARLY] and wife Cindy, and J. Mark, [EARLY] all of Fulton, Marty [EARLY] and wife Shelly, Montpelier, Joe DILLMAN and wife T.J., Logansport; 24 grandchildren, Brian, Adriene, Ginny, Kevin, Sarah, Jamie, Chad and wife Courtney, Tucker, Missy, Molly, Dusty, Nicklaus and Katie EARLY, Abby LAWLESS and husband Neal, Justin MALOTT and wife Amanda, Christy TRINKLE and husband Joe, Daniel, Steven and Jennifer CURTIS, Ian ESKILDSEN, Wendy and Derick HALL, Paul and Joey DILLMAN; one great-grandson, Damon MALOTT; one brother, Bill [EARLY] and wife Georgia, Twelve Mile; one sister, Marjorie SCHWALM and husband Raymond, Logansport.

                Preceding in death was one great-granddaughter.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Clymers United Methodist Church with Rev. Gregory BRITT officiating. Burial will be at St. Johns Cemetery, Lognsport. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Gundram Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Clymers First Responders or Fulton First Responders.

 

Thursday, April 4, 2002

 

 

James A. Hartle

Feb. 9, 1942 – April 3, 2002

                James A. HARTLE, 60, 12775 Indiana 110, Argos, died at 6:26 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus, following a sudden illness.

                Born in Leiters Ford to Charles L. and Clara E. KEFFER HARTLE, he married Jane H. DITMIRE Feb. 27, 1966, at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, near Leiters Ford. She survives.

                Mr. Hartle was an Argos resident 28 years, coming from Plymouth. He was a staking engineer at Marshall County REMC for 36 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed riding trails on quarter horses.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Jodie L. OVERMYER and husband Brian, Argos; one son, Jeremy L.[HARTLE] and wife Kathy, Terre Haute; three grandchildren, Briana J. OVERMYER, Argos, Katlyn ANDERSON, Terre Haute, Braden I. OVERMYER, Argos; four sisters, Jean DeWITT and husband Edgar, Lafayette, Dorothy YOUNG and husband


Charles, Elkhart, Joan LOWELL and husband Carl, Niles, Mich., Rosella OSBORN and husband Marvin, Plymouth; four brothers, Kenneth [HARTLE], Leiters Ford, Lee [HARTLE] and wife Mary, and Paul [HARTLE], all of Warsaw, Richard [HARTLE] and wife Linda, Plymouth; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one daughter, Jennie L. HARTLE, in 1971, two sisters, Hazel ULLMER and infant Irene HARTLE, and two brothers, Raymond and Robert HARTLE.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Rustin KRAPFL, of Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth, officiating. Burial will be at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Saturday.

 

Friday, April 5, 2002

 

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Saturday, April 6, 2002

 

Raymond L. Everhart

                Raymond Lacy EVERHART, 84, Macy, formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday at The Waters Home Care, Indianapolis.

                Mr. Everhart retired after several years as a forklift driver.

                He is survived by one son, Wayne TOLLE, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Otela STOUT, Kokomo; and one brother, Ralph EVERHART.

Preceding in death was his wife, Opal TOLLE.

                Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at N.F. Chance Funeral Home, Indianapolis.

 

James B. Beeson

Feb. 16, 1922 – April 5, 2002

                James B. BEESON, 80, 9017 W. Indiana 25 South, Etna Green, dided at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Rochster to Ora and Tressa BLUE BEESON, he married Geneva J. HORN Jan. 3, 1942, at Mentone. She survives at home.

                Mr. Beeson was a farmer. He attended Harrison Center Church and was a 50-year member of Mentone Masonic Lodge and a member of the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne.

                Surviving with his wife is one son, Larry BEESON with wife Tana, Bremen; one grandson, Ryan BEESON with wife Dawn, Indianapolis; and one great-grandson, Nicholas BEESON, Indianapolis. A brother, Fred [BEESON], preceded him in death.

                Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at The King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Pastor Larry GOSS officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Monday, April 8, 2002

 

Kenneth L. Rookstool

Jan. 1, 1914 – April 5, 2002

                Kenneth L. ROOKSTOOL, 88, Englewood, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 8:23 a.m. Friday at Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, Fla.

                Born in South Bend to Clayton and Celia BRADWAY ROOKSTOOL, he married Alvada BICK June 18, 1941. She died March 14, 2001.

                Mr. Rookstool retired from Sealed Power, Inc., where he was a tool grinder. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Florida from Rochester in 1985.

                Survivors include one daughter, Shirley NICKELL, Englewood Fla.; three grandchildren, James ULLERY and wife Angie, Rochester, Chad ULLERY and wife Rita, and Brandon NICKELL and wife Julie, all of Venice, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bernice BITTERLING, Rochester.

                Services are at noon Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. James KREFT officiating. Burial will be at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

 

Carl W. Bauman

March 7, 1923 – April 6, 2002

                Carl W. BAUMAN, 79, Winamac, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Winamac to William and Lorena WANK BAUMAN.

                Mr. Bauman was a retired farmer. He attended St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

                Survivors include one brother, Paul E. BAUMAN, Kewanna; seven nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Anna Marie BAUMAN. Services were at 10 a.m. today at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna. Father Joseph JACOB officiated. Burial was at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Winamac. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Delores S. Engelbrecht

April 23, 1929 – April 3, 2002

                Delores S. ENGKEBRECHT, 72, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at her residence at 4216 N. Fulton County Road 750 West, Rochester. She had been in failing health three years.

                Born in Berwyn, Ill., to Joseph and Susanna TORDE STROBEL, she came to Fulton County from Illinois in 1968.

                Mrs. Engelbrecht retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, after 13 years. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Rochester.

                Survivors include one daughter, Marlo M. THOMAS, Rochester; one son, Kevin COX, Rochester; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis JAGIELO; one brother, Donald STROBEL.  Preceding in death were her parents, one son, Joseph NUNN, and one sister, Audrey HARTLE.

                Private graveside services were held, with Rev. Bert WOOLSON officiating. Burial was at Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, handled arrangements.


 

Samuel H. Kirk

                Samuel H. KIRK, 91, 4970 W. Fulton County Road 550 South, Kewanna, died at 5:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

 

Dr. Oliver M. Hitch

Aug. 8, 1916 – April 3, 2002

                Dr. Oliver M. HITCH, 85, Green Bay, Wisc., died Wednesday in Green Bay. Services were held Saturday at Union Congregational Church, Green Bay, Wisc.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2002

 

Robert E. Daake

                Robert E. DAAKE, 71, 1210 A Park Road, died at 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Glenna L. Kinsey

July 25, 1919 – April 9, 2002

                Glenna Louise KINSEY, 82, 108 N. Franklin St., Mentone, died at 5 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                Born in Silver Lake, to Cloice and Blanche TIMBERMAN PAULUS, she married Robert L. KINSEY Aug. 19, 1944. He died Sept. 5, 1984.

                Mrs. Kinsey, a Mentone resident since 1924, retired from Triton Elementary School, where she taught second grade. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Retirement Association and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 286.

                Survivors include two nieces, Rita FUNK and husband Hugh, Rochester, Carolyn PAULUS WOODMAN and husband Rick, Stanford, Conn.; two nephews, Brent PAULUS and wife Mary, Plymouth, Mich., Jay PAULUS and wife Barb, Lincoln, Cal.

                Preceding in death with her husband were three brothers, Carlyle, Corlyss and Eldred “Bud” PAULUS, and one sister, Valador PAULUS.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Jack THOMPSON officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mentone Emergency Medical Service.

 

Dr. Oliver M. Hitch

Aug. 8, 1916 – April 3, 2002

                Dr. Oliver M. HITCH, 85, died Wednesday in Green Bay, Wisc.

                Born in Princeton to Oliver Morton and Frances Rose MYERS HITCH, he married Lucyanna Peterson May 16, 1943 in Rochester. She survives.

                Dr. Hitch graduated in 1934 from Princeton High School and in 1939 from Indiana University with a degree in chemistry and from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1942. He served as an opthalmology resident at Indianapolis General Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a battalion surgeon in the 337th Infantry, 85th Division. He received the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and Combat Medics Badge.

                He was opthalmologist for the Green Bay Packers and served on the Green Bay Packers


 Board, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the board of Oneida Golf and Riding Club and the Salvation Army Board. He founded the Green Bay Eye Clinic in 1948, and retired from practice in 1990. He was a member of Union Congregational Church, where he served on its board of deacons and board of trustees, and of several local and national medical associations. He volunteered with the Christian Medical Society in Honduras several times and donated his services for missions in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and India.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Engrid MENG and husband Jack, DePere, Wisc.; two sons, Peter [HITCH] and wife Sue, Newport Coast, Calif., Bill [HITCH] and wife Mary Ann, Green Bay, Wisc.; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Marie MARSHALL and husband Scotty, Riverside, Calif., Mary Lib and Dr. Frank TURBER, Mount Vernon, and Karin and Dr. John DKCKMANN, Evansville; one brother, Bill [HITCH] and wife Shirley, Princeton; three sisters-in-law, Lorene RAUSCHKE, Rochester, Selena THACKER and Fritzie BROWN; several nieces and nephews.

                Services were Saturday at Union Congregational Church, Green Bay, Wisc. Memorials may be made to Bay Lakes Boy Scouts Council or the Hitch Scholarship Fund at Bellin College of Nursing.

 

Lucille Linden

Feb. 14, 1918 – April 8, 2002

                Lucille “Lucy” LINDEN, 84, Peru, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.

                Born in Fulton County to Guy E. and Lily E. JOHNSON HUNTER, she married Russell “Butch” LINDEN March 7, 1935, in Fulton Co. He died Feb. 3, 1978.

                Mrs. Linden was in charge of St. Charles school cafeteria from 1973 to 1995. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Peru.

                Survivors include one son, Donald Joe [LINDEN] and wife Betty, Kokomo; three daughters, Nelda VanBAALEN and husband Phillip, Peru, Lois WILKINSON and husband Kenneth, Rochester, Bonnie SEEGER and husband Eugene, Fort Worth, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Jeff, David, Tammy and Phillip VanBAALEN, Theresa GIBBONS, Bryan WILKINSON, Chris POE, Russell GANO, Tammy POE, Sonya DOWNS, Leona WILSON, Wayne WALKER, Cheryl MOON, Arlene HOUK and Rex WALKER; 33 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy CRABO, Kewanna, Ruth ZARTMAN, Lapaz, Peggy EHLINGER, Leiters Ford; three brothers, Larry HUNTER, Leiters Ford, Dean HUNTER, Florida, and Harry HUNTER, Arlington, Va.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one daughter, Beverly LINDEN, and five brothers.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with Rev. Steve AILES officiating. Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to St. Charles School.

 

Frank E. Gordon

Sept. 20, 1919 – April 8, 2002

                Francis E. “Frank” GORDON, 82, 118 E. Sixth St., died at 9:20 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Liberty Township, Fulton County, to Eugene L. and Maude A. ROBBINS GORDON, he married Beatrice ADAMS Dec. 19, 1959, in New Waverly. She survives.

                Mr. Gordon, a Rochester resident most of his life, had lived in Peru and Goshen for three


years. He owned and operated the Vac Shop, Rochester. He was a member of Church of Christ, Rochester, and Macy Christian Church.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Janet L. WINTERROWD and husband David, Greenwood, Doris Ann ROBERTS and husband Scott, Middlebury; three stepdaughters, Carolyn GLAZE, Judy MANNS and husband Edward, and Connie WILKINSON and husband Ronald, all of Rochester; two stepsons, Leo L. GLAZE and wife Sharon, Indianapolis, David SNOWBERGER and wife Diane, Rochester; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna WILLIAMS, Nyona Lake; three brothers, Paul [GORDON] and wife Betty, Rochester, Robert [GORDON] and wife Rosanne, Walton, and Russell [GORDON] and wife Roberta, New Waverly.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one sister, Marjorie GORDON, and two brothers, Emerson and Jack GORDON.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

 

Samuel H. Kirk

March 22, 1911 – April 8, 2002

                Samuel H. KIRK, 91, 4970 W. Fulton County Road 550 South, Kewanna, died at 5:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Fulton County to Leonard and Emma WARFIELD KIRK, he married Bessie E. GAULT Feb. 14, 1947, in Indianapolis. She died Dec. 30, 1998.

                Mr. Kirk retired from Pennsylvania and C&O railroads. He worked at Caston Educational Center and was a newspaper carrier for The Rochester Sentinel and Logansport Pharos Tribune. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He participated in the movie “Best Man in Grass Creek.” He was a member of Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.

                Survivors include two daughters, Lucy SEE and husband Bill, Fulton, Connie STUBER and husband Bill, Portland, Ore.; three sons, Tony [KIRK], Indianapolis, Richard [KIRK], Dade City, Fla., Charlie [KIRK] and wife Debbie, Rochester; eight grandchildren, Lori KINGERY, Dulcie STUBER, Kristi DENTON, Katy PHILLIPS, Ryan BARNETT, Kyla KIRK, Nicky KIRK and Shelley SCHILLING; five great-grandchildren, Mitchell KERR, Holly and Jacob KINGERY, Jaycee DENTON and Cearra CASTLEMAN; two sisters, Blanche PARKINS, Logansport, and Goldie SMITH, Kewanna.

                Services are at noon Thursday at Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial will be at Fletchers Lake Cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to First Responders of the Grass Creek Fire Department or the Disabled American Veterans.
                Wednesday, April 10, 2002

 

Robert E. Daake

March 25, 1931 – April 9, 2002

                Robert E. DAAKE, 71, 1210A Park Road, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. He had been in failing health since November 2001.

                Born in Eagle Grove, Iowa, to Paul J. and Cora C. WILSON DAAKE, he married Sandra Ann JAMESON June 11, 1961, in Rochester. She died Aug. 30, 1999.

                Mr. Daake, a registered surveyor, was Fulton County Surveyor for 12 years. He was a 1949 Rochester High School graduate and a Rochester resident most of his life. He was a member of Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 79, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 852, both of Rochester, and the Newcastle Lions Club, Talma. He served in the U.S. Army and was active in the local Democratic party.

                Survivors include one daughter, Dana Diane STAVEDAHL, Rochester; one son, David D. DAAKE and wife Janet, Rochester; four grandchildren, Jason STAVEDAHL and wife Tanya, Jessica STAVEDAHL and Gracie DAAKE, all of Rochester, and Christopher STAVEDAHL, Fort Wayne; two great-grandchildren, Caine and Lilly STAVEDAHL, Rochester; two brothers-in-law, Skip JAMESON and Vitte RUDNICKAS, both of Rochester.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Will LAWSON officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 79 will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Marilyn L. Staldine

May 16, 1931 – April 7, 2002

                Marilyn Louise STALDINE, 70, South Bend, died Sunday at Hospice House, South Bend.

                Born in Rochester to Palmer and Lola CALLAWAY BUSSERT, she married Leonard J. STALDINE Sept. 24, 1950, in Rochester. He preceded in death.

                Mrs. Staldine was a retired secretary. She moved to South Bend in 1950. A member of Grace United Methodist Church, she enjoyed basketball, traveling and volunteering for her church.

                Survivors include two sons, Rick [STALDINE], Gillette, Wyo., Barry [STALDINE], Pendleton; three grandchildren; one sister, Norma ROBBINS, Rochester.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, Ironwood Road, South Bend. Burial will be at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Mary L. Jasperson

Jan. 26, 1935 – April 9, 2002

                Mary Lou JASPERSON, 67, 14291 W. 19 C Road, Argos, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she had lived since August 2001.

                Born in Gary to Sylvester Joseph and Alice Irene HEADD REED, she married Charles William JASPERSON Aug. 27, 1955, in Valparaiso. He died March 31, 1987.

                Mrs. Jasperson came to Argos in 1989, from Chesterton, where she lived most of her life. A homemaker, she was a home health care provider. She was a member of Plymouth First Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and canning vegetables.


 

                Survivors include one daughter, Linda Gladys [JASPERSON] and husband Paul, Argos; one son, William “Bill” JASPERSON and wife Joy, Michigan City; three granddaughters, Lynn, Ami and Kayla JASPERSON, all of Michigan City; one brother, Joseph Martin REED and wife Debbie, Brownsville.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one son, Dale Gene JASPERSON, in 1963.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Doug JIVIDEN of Plymouth Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, with a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Plymouth Baptist Church building fund.

 

Mary F. Hudson

Dec. 5, 1920 – April 9, 2002

                Mary Frances HUDSON, 81, Mentone, died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

                Born in Pierceton to Floyd M. and Nellie M. GUY HUFF, she married William F. HUDSON Jr. Feb. 16, 1946, in Churubusco. He survives.

                Mrs. Hudson lived most of her life in the Mentone area. She retired from Kline’s Department Store, Warsaw, and was a cook at Mentone Elementary School. She was a waitress at the Steer Inn, Claypool. She was a member of Mentone United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary 425, Warsaw Women of the Moose 921 and an honorary member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Mentone. She was a 1940 graduate of Pierceton High School.

                Survivors include two daughters, Jennie Lu MOCK, Mentone, Judy WILSON and husband Dennis, Claypool; two grandchildren, Rickell KLINE, Claypool, and Bill MOCK, Goshen; one great-grandchild.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one granddaughter, LaRachelle “Shelly” WISE, and one brother, Bill HUFF.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Warsaw Moose Lodge.

 

Wilson L. Enyart

Jan. 26, 1916 – April 6, 2002

                Wilson L. ENYART, 86, died Saturday at his Union      City, Mich., residence.

                Born in Twelve Mile to Earl and Ursa FILBEY ENYART, he married Mildred BAILEY May 23, 1937. She survives.

                Mr. Enyart was a vegetable and fruit farmer and worked at Duo Coach, Union City, Mich. He enjoyed woodworking and building campers.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Carol McRAE and husband Allen, Horton, Mich.; two sons, Roger [ENYART] and wife Ruth, Higley, Ariz., Dale [ENYART] and wife Janet, East Leroy, Mich.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn WILLIAMS and Norma Jean BECKER, Rochester; three brothers, Carl [ENYART], South Bend, Emerson [ENYART] and Raymond [ENYART], both of Rochester.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one brother and one sister.

                Services were today in Union City, Mich. Burial was at South Colon Cemetery, Colon, Mich. Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice. Putnam Funeral Home, Union City, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.


 

 

Mary G. Becker

Oct. 29, 1922 – April 9, 2002

                Mary G. BECKER, 79, 103 N. Perry St., Fulton, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in Logansport, to Charles and Goldie KNIGHT POWELL, she married Elwyn E. BECKER Feb. 9, 1958, in Peru. He survives.

                Mrs. Becker retired from Square D Co., Peru.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Penny CONOVER and husband Dave, Rochester, Linda FREELS and husband Jimmie, Twelve Mile; four grandchildren, Bradley CONOVER, Jason FREELS, Jennifer JACKSON and Ty FREELS; one great-granddaughter, Addrina Lynn FREELS; two brothers, Robert POWELL, Peru, and Dave POWELL, Hernando, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents and three brothers, Elbert, Harold Eugene and Charles POWELL.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

Thursday, April 11, 2002

 

Marilyn L. Staldine

May 16, 1931 – April 7, 2002

                Word has been received of more survivors of Marilyn L. STALDINE, 70, South Bend, who died Sunday at Hospice House, Roseland.

                Mrs. Staldine was a 1949 Rochester High School graduate and attended Ball State University.

                Surviving with her two sons, Rick [STALDINE] and wife Susan, Gillette, Wyo., and Barry [STALDINE] and wife Tammy, Pendleton, are three grandchildren, Johnathan, Benjamin and Jessica [STALDINE]; one sister, Norma Lee BUSSERT ROBINS and husband Everett “Abe,” Rochester; two nieces, Lisa A WIDEMAN and Vicki L. MEYER, both of Rochester; one sister-in-law, Joyce MORGAN and husband Fritz, Illinois; several great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 Ironwood Drive, South Bend. Burial will be at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Friday, April 12, 2002

 

Lisa Smith

                Lisa SMITH, 40, 9976 15th Road, Argos, died at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Saturday, April 13, 2002

 

Doris G. Hill

Dec. 4, 1915 – April 12, 2002

                Doris G. HILL, 86, Fulton, died at 8:50 a.m. Friday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                Born in Dale, to Frank T. and Grace L. MILLS BROWN, she married Joseph N. HUFFMAN May 11, 1941, in Grass Creek. He died Nov. 16, 1944. She married David C. HILL Dec. 2, 1945 on the Hill farm. He died Aug. 30, 1996.

                Mrs. Hill retired in 1974 as an English and home economics teacher. She taught at high schools in Bristol. Dunkirk, Grass Creek, Caston, North Miami and Kewanna. She retired in 1976 as a librarian at Union Township Library. She was a member of Grass Creek United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women Missionary and Ladies Aid Society, 20th Century Extension Homemakers Club, Fulton County Choral Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority and was a Wayne Township adult 4-H leader. She was a 1933 Dale High School graduate, a 1937 Indiana Central College graduate and a 1966 Ball State University graduate.

                Survivors include two sons, Dave HUFFMAN, Indianapolis, Roger HILL, Independence, Kan.; two daughters, Carol HUFFMAN, Fulton, Diana DONATHEN, Grass Creek; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husbands were two brothers and two sisters.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grass Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Cheryl STRATTON officiating. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and one one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Grass Creek United Methodist Church or the University of Indianapolis.

 

Lisa J. Smith

May 12, 1962 – April 11, 2002

                Lisa J. SMITH, 39, 9976 15th Road, Argos, died at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following an unexpected illness.

                Born in Lawndale, Calif., to John and Stella MURPHY FEAR, she married Tracy S. SMITH March 23, 1984, in McAlester, Okla. He survives. Mrs. Smith came to Argos from California in 1964. She worked at Parrett Veterinary Clinic, Plymouth, and was a member of Worldwide Church of God, Elkhart. She enjoyed horses and making jewelry.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Brandy COOMER and husband Chris, Bourbon, Debra SMITH, at home; two grandchildren, Kain and Katie COOMER, Bourbon; her mother, Stella VIRES and husband Charlie, Argos; her father, John FEAR and wife Malva, Argos; three sisters, Karen OKSZEWSKI and husband Michael, Plymouth, Beth Ann DOERING and husband Von, Apache Junction, Ariz., Desiree FELKE and husband Marc, Claypool; three brothers, Michael FEAR and wife Annie, Tippecanoe, David FEAR and wife Jodi, Argos, Jared VIRES, Argos; four stepsisters, Gina WILLIAMS and husband Chris, Plymouth, Nita GREEN and husband Dan, Argos, Heather VIRES, Tucson, Ariz., Sara DYE, Chaffee, Mo.; one stepbrother, Jacob VIRES and wife Jennifer, Argos; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her grandparents and one brother, John [FEAR] Jr., in 1994.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Argos Bible Church, 201 S. Maple Ave., Argos, with Revs. Mark FISHBURN and Chuck SWIHART officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, northeast of Argos. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


 

Anna F. Hill

Dec. 16, 1916 – April 12, 2002

                Anna F. HILL, 85, Greentown, died at 6:08 a.m. Friday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                Born in Elwood, to Renzie B. and Floda WILLHOITE MASON, she married James F. HILL March 6, 1937, in Westfield. He died Jan. 17, 1995.

                Mrs. Hill, a homemaker, graduated in 1935 from Greentown High School. She came to Greentown in 1932. She was a member of Meridian Street Christian Church, Kokomo, where she was also in the Ladies Society, the Minni Blenders, Union Jackson Home Extension Club, Ponytail Club, Kokomo Christian Womens Club, the 50 Plus Traveling Club and was a board member of Greentown Glass Museum.

                Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Ann OLDAKER, Greentown; one son, James O. HILL and wife Cheryl, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Nichole L. FILLENWARTH and husband Kent, Kokomo, Owen James OLDAKER and wife Samantha, Broadripple; three great-grandchildren, Dalen, Briley and Camber FILLENWARTH; three sisters, Ellen COOMBS, Kokomo, Jeanenne NORWOOD, Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Marilyn LIGHTLE and husband Neldon, Converse; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, two brothers, Owen and Edward [MASON], and one sister, Marie [MASON].

                Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Meridian Street Christian Church, Kokomo, with Rev. ANTHONY officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Hasler-Pickett Funeral Home, Kokomo, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Monday, April 15, 2002

 

Edrie B. Schultz

July 25, 1910 – April 13, 2002

                Edrie Bethel SCHULTZ, 91, formerly of 1705 Madison St., died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at her Wynnfield Crossing residence.  Born in Virgie, to George and Anna McDANIEL COVER, she married Everett S. SCHULTZ Aug. 3, 1933, in Virgie. He died April 9, 1982.

                Mrs. Schultz retired from Indiana State Highway Department, Jasper County. She worked at Blumenthal’s Clothing Store and Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She was a member of First Christian Church, Rochester, where she was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship and taught Sunday school over 50 years.

                Survivors include two daughters, Nancy MURPHY, Rochester, Barbara BLANKENSHIP and husband Francis, Mt. Dora, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Marvin L. MURPHY and wife Roxann, Richard E. MURPHY and wife Paula, and David MURPHY, all of Rochester, Debra ALLCOTT and husband Charles, Pensacola, Fla., Tamara BOGGS and husband Curt, Lowell, Christopher Kent BLANKENSHIP, Lowell, Leslie HAGE, Mt. Dora, Fla., Patrick B. BLANKENSHIP and wife Theresa, Winamac; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three sisters, Ardath PETTET, Rennselaer, Mabel COONROD, Monticello, Marie OLSEN, Fair Oaks.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one sister, Nellie SCHULTZ CRAWFORD, and one brother, Robert COVER.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating. Burial will be at Weston Cemetery, Rennselaer. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Memorial Fund.


 

Ernest Knight Sr.

May 12, 1920 – April 14, 2002

                Ernest KNIGHT Sr., 81, 5961 E. Fulton County Road 350 South, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

                Born in Gas City, to Jesse and Ina JAMES KNIGHT, he married Mary J. CUNNINGHAM March 8, 1941, in Peru. She survives.

                Mr. Knight lived most of his life in Rochester. He was an independent scrap/iron buyer.

Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Frances ELTZROTH and husband Michael, Wabash; one son, Ernest [KNIGHT], Jr. and wife Sharon, Macy; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one daughter, Sharon Jo KNIGHT, in 1965, one son, Larry Jo KNIGHT, in 1945, and one sister.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Dan HONEYCUTT officiating. Burial will be at Citizens Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

Marie Long

May 19, 1907 – April 14, 2002

                Marie LONG, 94, formerly of Akron, died at 11:33 a.m. Sunday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester.

                Born in Miami County to William and Almira PONTIUS LINEBAUGH, she married Harold CRUM. He died May 31, 1978. She married Kenneth LONG. He died March 16, 1989.

                Mrs. Long was a homemaker and had worked at Studebaker, South Bend. She was a member of Akron Church of the Brethren and Order of the Eastern Star, Macy.

                Survivors include one daughter, Edith GLASFORD, Tippecanoe; one son, Chester CRUM, Warsaw; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husbands were her parents, two sisters and one brother.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Clark SHEARER officiating. Burial will be at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

 

Christine L. Clark

June 19, 1967 – April 15, 2002

                Christine L. CLARK, 34, Fort Wayne, formerly of Rochester and Plymouth, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 2:45 a.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                She was born in Lafayette, to Robert A. and Linda Lou SOBAK CLARK.

                Miss Clark, a 1998 graduate of Huntington College, was a graphic arts designer and marketing manager at Spring Creek Branch of Dana Federal Credit Union, Fort Wayne. She owned and operated Clark Concepts. She won four state awards in graphic arts from the Indiana Credit Union League and one national award in graphic arts from the National Credit Union Association.

                Survivors include her parents, of Rochester; two sisters, Stephanie CLARK, Nashville, Tenn., Tiffany BARNES and husband Steve, Rochester; maternal grandmother, Mrs. LaVerne SOBAK, Rochester; nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Preceding in death were her maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev.


Todd WILSON officiating. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Allen County.

 

Zella Cook

Jan. 2, 1905 – April 16, 2002

                Zella COOK, 97, Rochester, formerly of Fulton, died at 6 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in Hawkins County, Tenn., to Andrew Jackson and Verna MANIS CARTER, she married Walter T. COOK Jan. 31, 1920, in Spartanburg, S.C. He died Oct. 5, 1979.

Mrs. Cook, a homemaker, was a member of Church of the Nazarene.

                Survivors include six daughters, Estella EADS and husband Porter, Roanoke, Betty COLDREN, Pierceton, Barbara HUDSON and husband Kenneth, Claypool, Annette GEORG, Warrenton, Mo., Hazel Ann GOINGS and husband Roscoe, South Whitley, Jane CHAMP and husband Gary, Fulton; three sons, James Forest [COOK] and wife Thelma, Kimmell, Howard Dean [COOK] and wife Carolyn, Rochester, George [COOK] and wife Betty, New Haven; one sister, Inez NELSON and husband Paul, Kingsport; one brother, Willard CARTER, Gate City, Va.; 38 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband were four sisters, two brothers, one daughter, Phyllis RAUTENKRANZ, two sons, O.A. COOK and A.J. COOK, one granddaughter, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rochester Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Don MEYER officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church.

 

Steven L. Jones

                Steven L. JONES, 50, Indianapolis, died Saturday in Indianapolis after a four-month battle with leukemia.

                Mr. Jones was a systems manager for American States/Safeco Insurance Co. He taught at Westfield schools for six years. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors from Butler University and was a valedictorian of the Seymour High School class of 1968. He was a Civil War historian and enjoyed music, reading and travel. He married former longtime Rochester resident Caroline STEPHEN JONES.

                Survivors include his wife, 5601 Primrose Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220; two stepdaughters, Sally STEPHEN, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Rachel STEPHEN, Indianapolis; one sister-in-law, Harriet JAMESON, Rochester; his mother, Dorothy JONES, Seymour; one sister, Leanne CARLSON, Austin, Texas; one brother, Brian JONES, Seymour; several nieces and nephews.

                Services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Civil War Preservation Trust, 11 Public Square, Suite 200, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002

 

Velma M. Ihnen

April 28, 1903 – April 16, 2002

                Velma Marie IHNEN, 98, formerly of Silver Lake, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

                Born in Wabash County to Simon and Elsie McCREARY BISHOP, she married Herman T. IHNEN in January, 1922. He died Oct. 29, 1971.

                Mrs. Ihnen retired from Corner Cupboard Cafe after 23 years as a cook. She was a member of South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Silver Lake, and the Laketon American Legion Auxilary.

                Survivors include one son, Robert [IHNEN], North Manchester; one daughter, Betty DAVIS and husband Robert, Akron; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Kempies BISHOP, North Manchester.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one son, one daughter and three sisters.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with Rev. Nikki MARKER officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Silver Lake.

 

Evelyngean Rhoades Graves

June 12, 1961 – April 9, 2002

                Evelyngean RHOADES GRAVES, 40, Woodlake Villas, Hilton Head, S.C., died April 9 in Hilton Head Island following an automobile accident.

                She was born in Rochester to Walter and Patricia SMITH RHOADES.

                Ms. Graves, a day care worker and house painter, was a 10-year Hilton Head resident.

                Survivors include one daughter, Sandy [STEPHEN] MILLER, Indianapolis; one son, R.J. GRAVES, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Malaya “May” AULT, Verla RHOADES, Sevilla RHOADES, all of Plymouth; one grandson, Scout STEPHEN, Indianapolis; one brother, Ed SMITH, South Carolina; and longtime companion, Jose, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

                Preceding in death were her parents, three brothers, Bobbie, Sam and Mark, and one sister, Mildred.

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with Rev. Larry FERGUSON officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2002

 

Josephine Irelan

Nov. 24, 1904 – April 16, 2002

                Josephine IRELAN, 92, Kokomo, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday at Windsor Estates Health and Rehabilitation Center, Kokomo.

                Born in Fulton County to Charles Richard and Eva Bell SMITH COPLEN, she married William Richard IRELAN Dec. 23, 1922, in Rochester. He died March 25, 1982.

                Mrs. Irelan worked at First National Bank of Kokomo from 1946 to 1959. She was manager of Union Bank-Society Bank Southway Branch of Kokomo from 1959 until retiring in 1970. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Kokomo and the Kokomo Travel


Club.

                Survivors inlcude one daughter-in-law, Betty IRELAN, Greentown; two grandchildren, Jacquenette May [IRELAN] and husband Thomas, Coatsville, Lynelle IRELAN, Indianapolis; one great-grandchild, Mindy TURTLE; one sister, Doris CRAIG, Petersburg.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, Richard IRELAN, in September 2001, four brothers and five sisters.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, Kokomo. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home until time of service.

 

Friday, April 19, 2002

 

Donald E. Kamp

March 22, 1922 – April 19, 2002

                Donald E. KAMP, 80, 1217 1/2 Franklin St., died at 3:30 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he had been a patient since February.

                Born in Fulton County, near Gilead, to Guy and Edith PERRY KAMP, he married Opal HARTZLER in 1941. They later divorced.

                Mr. Kamp retired in 1984 from Torin Corp., Rochester, after 27 years. He attended Rochester Church of God and was a member of Eagles Lodge 852, American Legion Post 36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 1343, all of Rochester. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater.

                Survivors include one daughter, Linda REDINGER and husband Eldon, Winamac; three sons, Noel KAMP and wife Judy, Neil KAMP and wife Debbie, all of Rochester, Jeff KAMP and wife Cindy, Burlington, Wisc.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris “Tod” GUTHRIE, Laketon; one brother, Rawland “Jock” KAMP and wife Donna, Argos.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, one sister and one brother.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Larry PYEATT officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2002

 

Margaret A. “Peggy” Smith

April 22, 1943 – April 17, 2002

                Margaret Ann “Peggy” SMITH, 58, 125 W. Sixth St., died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been in failing health.

                Born in Evanston, Ill., to Jeremiah “Jerry” and Helen Kathenne MILLER CARLTON, she married David William SMITH March 28, 1964, in Evanston, Ill. He survives.

                Mrs. Smith was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a 1961 graduate of Niles Township East High School, Skokie, Ill. She earned a degree in music education from the University of Missouri in 1965.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are three daughters, Wendy SMITH and Linda CADDY, both of Rochester, Tiffany SMITH, Purdue University, West Lafayette; one son, Gary SMITH, Rochester; four grandchildren; her stepmother, Elsie KIEL MILLER, Springfield, Mo.;


two sisters, Mary Helen STOCKFISH, Des Plaines, Ill., Barbara NAUTA, Plano, Texas; two brothers, Paul MILLER, Springfield, Mo., and Glenn MILLER, Branson, Mo.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Bishop Joe HINTZ officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Minday, April 22, 2002

 

Alton E. “Gene” Rhodes

March 5, 1927 – April 19, 2002

                Alton E. “Gene” RHODES, 75 7059 E. Fulton County Road 100 North, died at 10:02 p.m. Friday at Englewood Health & Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne. He had been in failing health since September.

                He was born in Fulton County, near Athens, to Colfax and Edith BRYANT RHODES.

Mr. Rhodes, a retired farmer, was a 1945 Akron High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe.

                Survivors include one brother, Russell D. RHODES and wife Marilyn, Fort Wayne; several cousins.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one infant brother, Harold RHODES.

                Services were today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Rev. Phil PRATT officiated. Burial was at Athens Cemetery, where American Legion Post 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars performed graveside military rites. Memorials may be made to Fulton County United Way.

 

Clyde ‘Ervin’ Avery

April 11, 1944 – April 20, 2002

                Clyde “Ervin” AVERY, 58, 410 N. Maple St., Akron, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

                Born in Charlotte, N.C., to Dean Revolt and Eunice Virginia AVERY, he married Betty Phyllis HILL AVERY RILEY in 1963. She died Oct. 4, 2001.

                Mr. Avery attended Bourbon High School and earned a general equivalency diploma in 1968. He was a lifetime resident of Plymouth and Akron areas.

                Survivors include three sons, Clyde “Chip” Ervin AVERY Jr., Plymouth, Richard Allen AVERY, Argos, and John Henry AVERY, Rochester; one daughter, Julie Ann SHEETZ, Rochester; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph A. [AVERY], Norristown, Penn., Lester D. [AVERY], Milford, Rev. James M. ARCHAMBEAULT, Kendallville; three sisters, Betty J. AVERY, Norristown, Penn., Susan M. GILLEY, Nappanee, Jackelyn OCHSTEIN, Bourbon.

                Preceding in death were his father, Dean Revolt AVERY, his mother, Eunice Virginia AVERY ARCHAMBEAULT, and his stepfather, Jack ARCHAMBEAULT.

                Graveside services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Indiana 331 North, Bourbon, with Rev. James ARCHAMBEAULT officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Harold “Gene” Starkey

                Harold “Gene” STARKEY, 81, Peru, died Sunday at St. Vincent’s Hospice, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.


 

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

 

Harold “Gene” Starkey

April 25, 1920 – April 21, 2002

                Harold “Gene” STARKEY, 81, Peru, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.

                Born in Miami County to Marion L. and Gladys E. SHOPE STARKEY, he married Betty M. ALWINE July 17, 1943, in Dallam County, Texas. She died Feb. 25, 1996.

                Mr. Starkey retired as a self-employed upholsterer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, his plane was shot down and he was a prisoner of war. He earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was past commander and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the American Legion, 40&8 Club, National Rifle Association and a former board member of the Izaak Walton League. He was a 1938 graduate of Bunker Hill High School.

                Survivors include three sons, David [STARKEY], Peru, Dean [STARKEY] and wife Sue, Peru, Daniel [STARKEY], Rochester; three daughters, Sandra STARKEY, Peru, Shirley CLARK, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sherri KASTEN and husband Tim, Peru; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Dale [STARKEY], Cassville, Ralph [STARKEY], Florence, Ala., Robert [STARKEY], Blaine, Minn., Ronnie [STARKEY], Bunker Hill, Jim [STARKEY], Swayzee, Morris [STARKEY], Bunker Hill, Max [STARKEY], Peru; one sister, Judy GOLITKO, Bunker Hill.

                Services are at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Revs. Dean FAGER and Morris STARKEY officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 Payne Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

 

Vera F. Gibson

                Vera F. GIBSON, 86, Rochester, died at 2:50 a.m. today at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.  Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Gary Brinson

                Gary BRINSON, 63, 203 E. Water St., Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  Arrangements are pending at Fostr & Good Funeral Home, Akron.
Thursday, April 25, 2002

 

Vera F. Gibson

Jan. 20, 1916 - April 24, 2002

                Vera F. GIBSON, 86, Rochester, died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

                Born in Leiters Ford to Wilbur and Jessie GORSELINE BALDWIN, she married Herschel R. GIBSON Feb. 27, 1936, in Young America.  He died Sept. 26, 1974.

                Mrs. Gibson retired as a chashier from Martin’s Supermarket, South Bend, after 30 years.  She was a 1933 Kewanna High School graduate.  A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, she enjoyed reading.

                Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including local residents Naoma SEIDEL, Virgil, Wayne, Herbert ZELLERS, Marilyn WILLIAMS, Nedra BAHLER, Larry, Steve and Chuck BALDWIN, Tami POWELL and Deana THOMAS.

                Preceding in death with her husband were three half-brothers, Albert, Homer and Ralph “Bing” BALDWIN, and one sister, Bernice ZELLERS.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral home, Kewanna, with Rev. Edwin L. CLARK officiating.  Burial will be at Citizens I.O.O.F.  [sic] Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home.  Memorials may b e made to the American Heart Association.

 

Gary W. Brinson, Sr.

June 9, 1938 - April 23, 2002

                Gary W. BRINSON, Sr., 63, 203 E. Water St., Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient three weeks.  He had been in failing health since 1999.

                Born in Lagro, to Wayne Frederick and Lula Marie SHORTER BRINSON, he married Senora M. LOHER Feb. 14, 1977, in Akron.  She survives.

                Mr. Brinson lived most of his life in Akron, moving to North Vernon for a short ime and returning to Akron in 2000.  He retired from Truck-Stops of America, North Vernon, in June 2000.  He worked at Buck Shannon’s Feed & Grain, Akron, several years.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of LeRoy Shelton American Legion 36 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 852, both of Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are four daughters, Mary YOUNG and husband Kenny, Fort Wayne, Anna BRAZER and husband Duane, Lincoln, Neb., Dolly STOUT and companion Ival GRESSLEY, Peru, Roxy TOLNAY, Valdosta, Ga.; two sons, Chuck SAGUN and wife Gail, Mentone; Byron F. BRINSON, Bunker Hill; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Helen PALMER and husband Louis, Williamsport, Wanda SIDERS, Mary SIDERS and Beverly SMITH, all of Wabash, Linda TUCKER and husband Dan, Mentone; four brothers, Mike BRINSON and wife Susie and Bob BRINSON and wife Shirley, all of Linton, Pat BRINSON and wife June, Caraway, Ark, David BRINSON and wife Margaret, LaFontaine; one sister-in-law, Sally BRINSON, St. Louis, Mo.  Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Gary Wayne BRINSON, Jr., and one brother, Bud BRINSON.

                Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Akron Cemetery with Rev. Terry McGARRITY officiating.  The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the family.


 

Friday, April 26, 2002

 

Vera F. Holloway

Nov. 23, 1928 - April2 5, 2002

                Vera F. HOLLOWAY, 73, died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at her 1516 Madison St. residence.  She had been in failing health one year.

                Born in Kosciusko County to Jesse and Dora LOUGHMAN SHRIVER, she married Robert L. HOLLOWAY May 27, 1948 in Wabash.  He Survives.

                Mrs. Holloway retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, after 21 years.  She worked at Burger King, Rochester.  She enjoyed Crocheting, reading and yearly visits to California.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Gloria CHAPEL and husband Larry, Kokomo, Karen JOHNSON, Rochester; one son, Robert “Opie” HOLLOWAY and wife Lyn, Rochester, five grandchildren, Susan and Kurt MEISSNEST, Galveston, Deanna JOHNSON, Kim ZELLERS and husband Jeff, Chrystal RADERSTORF and husband Leif, all of Rochestr, Lee HOLLOWAY and wife Jana, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Branden JOHNSON, Tori RADERSTORF and Carly ZELLERS; one brother, Glen SHRIVER and wife Pat, Deming, N.M.

                Preceding in death wereher parents, one sister, four brothers and one son-in-law, Carl JOHNSON.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating.  Burial will be at Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or the Fulton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

 

Jean H. McGurk

                Jean H. McGURK, 81, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at her 1508 Arrowhead Dr. residence.  Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2002

 

John B. Fields

Jan. 31, 1942 - April 25, 2002

                John B. FIELDS, 60, 8937 W. Fulton County Road 650 South, died Thursday at his residence.  He had been ill for four months.

                Born in Kewanna to Cecil M. and Lula M. MORRETT FIELDS, he had been a funeral director in Fort Wayne and Florida.  He farmed several years with his brother.  He was an avid golfer.

                Survivors include his mother, Lula FIELDS, Grass Creek; two sisters, Shirley SHIVELY, Terre Haute, Sandra RADMASTER, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Roger [FIELDS], Kewanna, and Richard [FIELDS], Minneapolis, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death was his father.

                There are no services or visitation planned.
Jean H. McGurk

March 23, 1921 - April 25, 2002

                Jean H. McGURK, 81, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at her 1508 Arrowhead Drive residence.

                Born in Covington, to Lyle D. and Maude MARTIN HEGG, she married Samuel R. McGURK March 30, 1947, in Covington.  He died July 23, 1994.

                Mrs. McGurk was an office manager at Interstate Piping Co., Rochester.  She taught music at Jordan Conservatory of Music, Indianapolis.  She was a 1943 graduate of Butler University and a member of Mu Phi Epsilon sorority.

                Survivors include three daughters, Linda SADLER and husband David, Fithian, Ill., Betty RAY and husband Bruce, Indianapolis, Phyllis McGURK, Rochester; one son, Mark [McGURK] and wife Sue, Aurora, Colo; thirteen grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one brother, Bill HEGG.

                Graveside services will be Friday afternoon at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington, with Rev. Keith McGILL officiating.  Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice though the funeral home.

 

Monday, April 29, 2002

 

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Tuesday, April 30, 2002

 

Frances A. Reese

April 14, 1914 – April 29, 2002

                Frances A. REESE, 88, 2445 N. Indiana 25, Logansport, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

                Born in Cass County, to Kirk and Ada HORN WELLS, she married Charles O. REESE Nov. 22, 1941, in Logansport. He died May 9, 2001.

                Mrs. Reese, who retired from Farmers & Merchants Bank, Logansport, in 1973, after 25 years, had a summer home on Lake Manitou. She was a member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Niddee Shrine Guild, Hillbilly Clan 14 and a 50-year member of Fidelity Chapter 58 Order of Eastern Star.

                Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Amanda ROLLER, Wooster, Ohio, Mary Ellen HARRIMAN, Indianapolis; one cousin, Lee HORN, Logansport; caregiver, Kay MALOTT and husband Mike, Logansport; several nieces and nephews.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with Rev. Jay CLINE officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where there will be an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

 

Rosemary McGlothin

                Rosemary McGLOTHIN, 72, Rochester, died at 3:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Wednesday, May 1, 2002

 

Rosemary McGlothin

June 1, 1930 – April 30, 2002

                Rosemary McGLOTHIN, 71, 409 E. 15th St., died at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Rochester, to Elven “Peck” and Ruth BEGHTEL HOLLOWAY, she married Fred R. McGLOTHIN Feb. 14, 1948, in Rochester. He survives.

                Mrs. McGlothin retired from Topp’s Safety Apparel, Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are four daughters, Carol BRIGHT and husband Mike, Connie S. MITCHELL, Diana McGRIFF and husband Robert, and Brenda McGLOTHIN and friend Donn KALE, all of Rochester; two sons, Fred [McGLOTHIN and friend Pam LOWE and Jimmy [McGLOTHIN] and wife Kim, all of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernie HOLLOWAY and wife Grace and Marvin HOLLOWAY, all of Rochester.

                Preceding in death were one son, John Ray McGLOTHIN, one sister and nine brothers.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Harold W. Flora Sr.

Oct. 12, 1923 – April 29, 2002

                Harold W. FLORA Sr., 78, Walkerton, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at his son’s Walkerton residence.

                Born in Plymouth, to Ralph and Ruth BAKER FLORA, he married Ethel HEETER Feb. 17, 1946, in Leiters Ford. She died June 23, 1992.

                Mr. Flora served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in the North Appennines and the Po Valley in Italy. He earned the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and the WWII Victory Medal. He had lived in Culver, South Bend and Colorado Springs. He was a carpenter most of his life. He was past commander of American Legion Post 303.

                Survivors include two sons, H. Wayne [FLORA] and wife Darlene, Walkerton, Michael [FLORA] and wife Charlotte, South Bend; two daughters, Jeannie SANCHEZ and husband Chuck, Colorado Springs, Colo., Rebecca PAYNE and husband Mike, Fountain, Colo.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Josephine WINROTTE, Mishawaka, Betty FISK and husband Steve, Florida, Treva SMITH and husband David, Argos, Eva HOLDERREAD and husband Walter, Plymouth; three stepsisters, Laura GUNDER and husband Richard, Culver, Virginia BULLOCK and husband Paul, Texas, Brenda WYNN and husband Robert, Culver; one stepbrother, Charles KLINE and wife Donna, South Bend.

                Preceding in death with his wife were one brother, Robert FLORA, and one sister, Helen HANNABACH.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, with Rev. Thomas PADBERG officiating. Burial will be at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hospice.
Mary Anne Lockwood

                Mary Anne LOCKWOOD, 61, died at 4:20 a.m. today at her Hickory Creek of Rochester residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, May 2, 2002

 

Mary Anne Lockwood

April 13, 1941 – May 1, 2002

                Mary Anne LOCKWOOD, 61, formerly of Warsaw, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday at her Hickory Creek of Rochester residence.

                Miss Lockwood was born in Deedsville, to Noah C. and Ocie SNYDER LOCKWOOD.

                Survivors include one sister, Nila EASTERDAY and husband James, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Ella LOCKWOOD, Rochester; six nieces, Diane and Gary RABER, Donna and David EMERY, all of Macy, Shelly and Frank EWING, Paula and Todd BEEHLER, Dee and Chris BROWN, all of Rochester, Tracy and Pat HOWDESHELL, Fulton; three nephews, Robert L. and Myra EASTERDAY, Argos, Jerry and Debbie LOCKWOOD, Tuscon, Ariz., and Charles LOCKWOOD, Beaverton, Ore.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Ray S. LOCKWOOD, on June 18, 2000.

                Graveside services are at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Deedsville IOOF Cemetery with Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.

 

Florence L. Harbett

                Florence L. HARBETT, 90, died at 7 a.m. today at her 1254 W. Ninth St. residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, May 3, 2002

 

Florence L. Harbett

Nov. 8, 1911 – May 2, 2002

                Florence L. HARBETT, 90, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at her 1254 W. Ninth St. residence.

                Born in Kewanna, to Wilby H. and Bertha WOODS JENNINGS, she married Robert E. HARBETT Aug. 3, 1946, in Indianapolis. He died Aug. 24, 1991.

                Mrs. Harbett, a lifetime Rochester and Kewanna resident, owned and operated the Florentine Beauty Shop, Kewanna, for 15 years. She retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Christian Service Guild. She was a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association and was a Gray Lady with the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary.

                Survivors include one daughter, Kathy CHRISTMAN, Rochester; three grandchildren, Daniel CHRISTMAN, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala., Brenda CHRISTMAN, Manchester College, and Jill CHRISTMAN, Rochester; one sister-in-law, Pearl HARBETT, Westfield; seven nieces and three nephews.

                Preceding in death with her husband was one son-in-law, Ron CHRISTMAN, on June 14, 1992, two brothers, Myron and Glen JENNINGS, and one sister, Lois BALDWIN.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, 201 W. Seventh St., with Revs. Rick TAYLOR and Phil LAKE officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one


hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or a charity of one’s choice.

 

M. Leonard Garner

Feb. 16, 1914 – April 17, 2002

                M. Leonard GARNER, 88, Rolla, Mo., died April 17 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

                Born in Fulton County to Clyde and Grace GUISE GARNER, he married Vernell MORELAND in 1944. She died in 1978. He married Ruby DAMPIER June 18, 1988. She survives.

                Mr. Garner was a professor emeritus of engineering management at the University of Missouri, Rolla, where he taught economics and other business related courses for 37 years. He received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Indiana University in 1941. He earned his master’s degree from Washington University in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Rolla, Mo., where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Rolla, Mo., Kiwanis Club.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Alan [GARNER] and wife Susan, Kansas City, Mo.; one grandson, Andrew GARNER; one sister, Alice HOUSE, Council Bluffs, Iowa; several nieces and nephews, including Tom GARNER, Kewanna.

                Preceding in death with his first wife were his parents and three brothers, Burdette, Chester and Richard GARNER.

                Services were April 21 at First Baptist Church, Rolla, Mo. Burial was at Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Rolla, Mo. Null & Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.

 

Mary Ann Lockwood

                Graveside services for Mary Ann LOCKWOOD, 61, Rochester, who died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek of Rochester, were at 11:30 a.m. today at Deedsville IOOF Cemetery. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, May 4, 2002

 

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Monday May 6, 2002

 

Rose Howard

May 22, 1916 – May 4, 2002

                Rose HOWARD, 85, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday at her Hickory Creek of Rochester residence.

                Born in Knott County, Ky., to William and Sarah STURGIL SMITH, she married Sam HOWARD Oct. 15, 1932, in Kentucky. He died April 6, 1997.

                Mrs. Howard was a homemaker.

                Survivors include two daughters, Elsie KATS, Rochester, Kate RANSTEAD, San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Sammy HOWARD and wife Lila, Culver, Bob HOWARD and wife Monica, Macy; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty ROBINSON, Richmond, Esther RENO, Rochester.


 

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Patrick L. Cook

Sept. 6, 1931 – May 3, 2002

                Patrick L. COOK, 70, 7733 W. Northcrest Lane, Claypool, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Elwood, Madison County, to Charles and Minnie LOWERY COOK, he married N. Lynne DUNLAP Nov. 11, 1955 in Elwood. She survives.

                Mr. Cook retired in 1993 from Chrysler Corp., Kokomo. He was a member of the Wabash American Legion and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, C. Ray [COOK] and wife Jill, Mel [COOK] and wife Michelle, all of Elwood; four grandchildren, Alex, Morgan, Brody and Cameron [COOK]; three sisters, Francis WRIGHT, Zola Mae BARRUMN, Tipton, Katherine FRAZIER, Elwood.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one sister and one brother.

                No visitation or services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Marge Naegele

July 15, 1929 – May 3, 2002

                Marge NAEGELE, 72, Versailles, died Friday at Kings Daughters Hospital, Madison.

                Born near Dillsboro, to John and Anna Caroline LANDWEHR RIMSTIDT, she married Carl “Joe” NAEGELE. He died in 1986. Mrs. Naegele worked at Ripley Publishing Co., the Dearborn County Register and retired from Jefferson Proving Ground. She attended Versailles Church of Christ and volunteered for the Fellowship of American Medical Evangelists. She enjoyed sewing and traveling.

                Survivors include one son, Kenneth [NAEGELE] and wife Patty, Versailles; two daughters, Karla SHELPMAN and husband Firth, Rochester, Cathy POE, Versailles; three grandchildren, Julie WRIGHT, Don St. MICHAEL and Michael POE; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith McCLELLAN; one half sister, Norma Lee WHELEY.

                Preceding in death with her husband was one brother, Everett RIMSTIDT.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Versailles Church of Christ. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Garden, Madison. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to Versailles Church of Christ. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Stanley L. Lent

June 20, 1951 – May 3, 2002

                Stanley L. LENT, 50, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at his Warsaw residence.

                Born in Warsaw, to Gordon and Dorothy STONER LENT, he worked at Zimmer, Inc. for 27 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

                Survivors include his companion, Rebecca FISHER, Warsaw; three daughters, Amber WARREN and husband Kris, Mentone, Lauren FISHER, Warsaw, Stacey LENT, North Webster; two sons, Travis and Noah FISHER, both of Warsaw; two sisters, Barb NEMETH and husband


Max, Mauldin, S.C., Ruby AMOR, Plymouth; two brothers, William [LENT5] and wife Gloria, Nappanee, Harold [LENT] and wife Yvonne, Sidney.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one brother and one sister.

                No services or visitation are planned at this time. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice, 2101 Dubois Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580.

 

Joseph D. Armstrong

Jan. 21, 2942 – May 3, 2002

                Joseph D. ARMSTRONG, 60, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday at his Wabash residence.

                He was born in Crestwood, Ky., to Lawrence and Minnie STRIEBEL ARMSTRONG.

                Survivors include his 30-year companion, Donna Faye EASTHOM, Wabash; three sons, Tony ARMSTRONG, Kentucky, James SKAGGS, Rochester, Ronald SKAGGS, Huntington; two daughters, Tammy ARMSTRONG, Kentucky, Lisa HERNANDEZ, Wabash; several grandchildren; one brother, Donald ARMSTRONG, Diamond Lake; one sister, Dorothy MONCE, Lagro.

                Preceding in death was one sister.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Wabash. Burial will be at Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the family.

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2002

 

Andrew Wasko Jr.

June 20, 1920 – May 6, 2002

                Andrew WASKO Jr., 81, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday at his 6912 W. Shilling Road, Mentone, residence.

                Born in East Rutherford, N.J., to Andrew and Susan YANCIN WASKO, he married Annie R. JONES July 30, 1949, in Paterson, N.J. She survives.

                Mr. Wasko came to Mentone six years ago from Fair Lawn, N.J. He owned and operated Andy’s Bar & Grill, Paterson, N.J., for 48 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

                He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Jaime SHIREY and husband John, Mentone; one son, Drew [WASKO] and wife Melissa, Rego Park, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Jessica SHIREY, Mentone; two brothers, John WASKO, Lorraine, Ohio; Michael [WASKO] and wife Jeanett, Cinncinatus, N.Y.

                A memorial service will be held Monday at Kingdom Hall, Indiana 25, Rochester, with Drew WASKO as speaker. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Nettie I. Beliles

July 2, 1924 – May 5, 2002

                Nettie Irene BELILES, 77, Rensselaer, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday in Rensselaer.

                Born in Salyersville, Ky., to Farrish and Elizebeth WIREMAN, she married Carl E. BELILES. He died in 1976.

                Mrs. Beliles was a member of United Baptist Church, Bailey Corner, Ind.

                Survivors include four sons, Don [BELILES] and wife Mary, Bourbon, Mike [BELILES] and wife Idella, Rochester, James [BELILES] and wife Martha, Monon, Carl [BELILES] and wife


 Ruth, Morgantown; one daughter, Sharon REGAN and husband Clifford, Monon; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ollie JOSEPH, Columbia City.

                Preceding in death with her husband were one grandson, Donnie BELILES Jr., in 1971, one granddaughter, Heather BELILES, in 1975, one brother, Morgan [WIREMAN], and one sister, Esie [WIREMAN].

                Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Baptist Church, Bailey Corner, with Rev. Johnny MILLER officiating. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at the church. Jackson Funeral Home, Rensselaer, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2002

 

Andrew Wasko Jr.

June 20, 1920 – May 6, 2002

                A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall, Indiana 25, Rochester, with Drew WASKO as speaker, for Andrew WASKO Jr., 81, who died at 12:15 p.m. Monday at his Mentone residence.

                King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Anita K. “Ann” Hattery

Sept. 4, 1933 – May 7, 2002

                Anita K. “Ann” HATTERY, 68, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Macy residence.

                Born near Perrysburg to Leores and Kate WILSON WARNER, she married Granville D. HATTERY Sept. 21, 1952, at Perrysburg Baptist Church.

                Mrs. Hattery was a 1951 Deedsville High School graduate. She was an active member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren choir, a member of the Allen Township Home Economics Club, Macy Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, Dukes Hospital Auxiliary and a Salvation Army volunteer.

                Survivors include one son, Jeffrey [HATTERY] and wife Gina, Macy; three daughters, Loretta HALTERMAN and husband Gary, Lisa HALTERMAN and husband David, all of Macy, Krista WARDER and husband Conrad, Peru; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eva FRIEND, Rosa Lee LINN, both of Macy, Elizabeth YOUNG, Indianapolis, Nada MILLER, Sebring, Fla.; one brother, Fred WARNER.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Mexico Church of the Brethren with Rev. Donald RITCHEY and Rev. Eldon KRIDER officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to services at the church.

 

Eloyis Sterk

                Eloyis STERK, 71, Claypool, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Thursday, May 9, 2002

 

Robert O. Witham

April 2, 1977 – May 7, 2002

                Robert O. WITHAM, 25, died Tuesday at his 504 Fifth St., North Manchester, residence.

                Born in Rochester to Brad WITHAM and Barbara GEARHART, he lived in Akron and Mentone.

                Mr. Witham worked at Hardee’s, North Manchester. He attended Manchester High School and played in the Warsaw softball league.

                Survivors include his mother, Barbara GEARHART, Silver Lake; father, Brad WITHAM, Mentone; two brothers, Randy WITHAM, Palestine, James GEARHART, Silver Lake; paternal grandmother, Sandra WITHAM, Palestine; maternal grandfather, Robert GEARHART, Akron.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Cemetery, Silver Lake, with Revs. Scott PRATT and Steve FLECK officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, and one hour prior to services.

 

Eloyis A. Sterk

Sept. 23, 1930 – May 7, 2002

                Eloyis A. STERK, 71, 207 W. Calhoun St., Claypool, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                Born in Holstein, Iowa, to Verne and Opal SCHLEER BOCHMANN, she married Herman STERK Feb. 18, 1956, in Rapid City, S.D. He survives.

                Mrs. Sterk retired from Tractor Supply Company, Warsaw.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two daughters, Michele LINDZY, Claypool, Sharon SCHMIDT and husband Fred, Vine Grove, Ky.; one son, Michael and wife Marcy DISHER STERK, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Phyllis WIESE, Holstein, Iowa, Doris LYONS and Eunice HOLLAND, both of Modesto, Calif., Joyleen BOCHMANN, Rapid City, S.D.; two brothers, Harold BOCHMANN, Mapleton, Iowa, Dennis BOCHMANN, Oakside, Calif.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one grandson and three brothers.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Mentone, with Rev. Stevan HAIFLICH officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Friday, May 10, 2002

 

Eloyis A. Sterk

Sept. 23, 1930 – May 7, 2002

                Services for Eloyis A. STERK, 71, 207 W. Calhoun St., Claypool, who died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Stevan HAIFLICH officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, May 11, 2002

 

[no obits]
Monday, May 13, 2002

 

Bill D. Hann

July 24, 1929 – May 12, 2002

                Bill D. HANN, 72, Peru, died at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, following an extended illness.

                Born in Peru, to William Thurman and Grace ORPURT HANN, he married Lois STALLER July 25, 1949. She survives.

                Mr. Hahn retired from Fulton County REMC, Rochester, and was a member of New Life United Methodist Church, Mexico.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Deanna HANN, Horatio, S.C., Susan HARRIS, Oshkosh, Wisc., Nancy HANN, Indianapolis; two sons, Robert and John HANN, both of Peru; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mary MILLION, Mexico, Harriet STALLER, Peru.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one grandchild.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru. Memorials may be made to New Life United Methodist Church, Mexico.

 

Herbert W. Clay Sr.

Feb. 26, 1918 – May 8, 2002

                Herbert W. “Herb” CLAY Sr., 84, Phoenix, Ariz., died at 9 a.m. May 8 at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, Scottsdale, Ariz.

                Born in South Bend, to Edgar W. and Rose CLAY, he married Dorothy GARRETT June 28, 1938, in Plymouth. She survives.

                He was a 1936 Rochester High School graduate.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Beverly BRUGMAN, Phoeniz, Ariz.; one son, Terry CLAY and wife Nancy, San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie NIXON, Rochester.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Herbert [CLAY] Jr., and one son-in-law, James BRUGMAN.

                Services were held in Arizona. Burial was at Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

David B. Taylor

March 3, 1920 – May 9, 2002

                David B. TAYLOR, 72, died May 9 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center following a long illness.

                He was born in Rochester, to Herbert and Louise TAYLOR.

                Mr. Taylor served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He received a bachelor of science degree in business from Indiana University in 1956 and worked in retail management for Sears Roebuck & Co.

                Survivors include his wife, Cathy [TAYLOR], at home; one son, Steven [TAYLOR] and wife Sherry; one daughter, Susan [TAYLOR];  two grandchildren, Rachel and Philip [TAYLOR]; one brother, John [TAYLOR] and wife Margaret.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one son, Philip [TAYLOR].

                Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory, Roswell, N.M., is in charge of arrangements


 

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

 

Harrold Collins

May 18, 1932 – May 13, 2002

                Harrold COLLINS, 69, 1216 Jackson Blvd., died at 8:20 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was in failing health one year.

                Born in Fulton to Orville and Joyce LEASE COLLINS, he married Lola M. WHITE July 3, 1955, in Talma. She survives.

                Mr. Collins, a lifetime Fulton County resident, retired from self-employment in sales. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a 45-year member of the Rochester Lions Club, and was club secretary for 25 years. He was a 1950 Fulton High School graduate.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Terry WARD and husband Mike, Carrie RANSTEAD and husband Richard, all of Rochester, Cindy BOOR and husband William, Downers Grove, Ill.; four grandchildren, Ashlee and Amie WARD, Ryan and Nicole RANSTEAD, all of Rochester; his mother, Joyce MARTIN, Rochester; one uncle, Harris LEASE and wife Dorothy, Grass Creek.

                Preceding in death were his father, Orville COLLINS, and stepfather, Zephere MARTIN.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. The Rochester Lions Club will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, or the Rochester Lions Club.

 

Alma R. Meiser

July 9, 1918 – May 12, 2002

                Alma Ruth MEISER, 83, Rensselaer, formerly of Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at George Ade Memorial Healthcare, Brook.

                Born in Fulton County, to Omer and Roxie PRATT HOTT, she married Fairmont “Fred” MEISER Sept. 5, 1937, in Kewanna. He died Dec. 19, 1968.

                Mrs. Meiser, a homemaker, moved to Rensselaer in 1945, from Argos. She was a 1936 Star City High School graduate. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rensselaer, and a 50-year member of Rebekah Lodge 346. She was a cook at Trail Tree Restaurant, Rensselaer, and at Rensselaer Care Center. She enjoyed crocheting and reading.

                Survivors include one son, Larry [MEISER] and wife Dula, Morocco; four daughters, Joyce HOEFERT and husband Lynn, Columbus, Ga., Barbara SIMONIN, Grapevine, Texas, Mary BERTAGNOLLI and husband Mark, Munster, Jean McNELLY and husband Ray, Lakeland, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, one grandson and one brother.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Chapel, 250 North McKinley, Rensselaer. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Rensselaer. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A Rebekah service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Jasper County Home Healthcare and Hospice.

 

Mary E. Livengood

                Mary E. LIVENGOOD, 64, died at 4 a.m. Monday at her 2141 Liberty Road residence following a sudden illness. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

 

Mary E. Livengood

May 11, 1938 – May 13, 2002

                Mary E. LIVENGOOD, 64, died at 4 a.m. Monday at her 2141 Liberty Road residence.

                Born in Plymouth, to Hale A. and R. Cleo DAZELL DAWALT, she lived most of her life in the Macy and Rochester areas.

                Ms. Livengood worked at Torin Corp., Rochester, from 1968 to 1989, where she was financial secretary of the United Auto Workers Union Local 947. She operated Country Corner Farm Market and worked at Torx Products, Rochester. She was a member and past president of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post 36 Auxiliary and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 856, both of Rochester.

                Survivors include her companion, Michael CROSS, at home; one daughter, Cheryl BARTOO and husband Robert, Wabash; three sons, Randall WHITE and companion Daniel KEITH, Bloomington, Ronald H. WHITE and wife Tami, Safety Harbor, Fla., Raymond WHITE and wife Yvonne, Rochester; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Susan BARON and husband Tony, LaPorte; one brother, David DAWALT and wife Rosemary, Greenwood.

                Preceding in death were her parents.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. Mark SPENCER officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

Paul E. Studebaker

April 29, 1934 – May 14, 2002

                Paul E. STUDEBAKER, 68, Kokomo, formerly of Peru, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                Born in Peru to Benjamin and Edith POOR STUDEBAKER, he married Elizabeth “Libby” McCORD YOUNG Nov. 7, 1990, in Tennessee. She survives.

                Mr. Studebaker retired in 1999 after 48 years as sexton of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. He was a member of Order of the Eastern Star 334, Converse, past master of Peru-Miami Lodge 67 Free & Accepted Masons, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, both of Peru, and Peru Maennerchor.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are four sons, Paul [STUDEBAKER] and wife Linda, Ronald [STUDEBAKER] and wife Lisa, all of Akron, Steven [STUDEBAKER], Winona Lake, Donald [STUDEBAKER] and wife Lori, Warsaw; four stepchildren, Donna CRAWFORD and husband Robert, Sonja BRAY and husband Dan, all of Kokomo, Vicki DEWHIRST, Indianapolis, Cindy MATTHEWS and husband Rick, Flower Mountain, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Julie, Jason, Jordan, Preston, Leslie and Tara STUDEBAKER; 11 stepgrandchildren, Sarah and Benji CRAWFORD, Heather BAGWELL, Brandon and Josh GOODMAN, Elizabeth and Rachel DEWHIRST, Misty DUNBAR, Kelsey and Abby MATTHEWS and Hopelen SAMPSON.

                Services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Burial will be at Albright Cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Everett D. Miller

May 27, 1927 – April 20, 2002

                Everett D. MILLER, 74, died April 20 in Sacramento, Calif.

                Mr. Miller retired after 30 years as an engineer.

                Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marion; four children, Robert, Jerry, Willie and Jennifer [MILLER]; three grandchildren, Lex, Kylie and Everett; one great-granddaughter, Victoria.

                A memorial service for family and friends was April 27 in California. Mr. Miller donated his body to the University of California Davis Medical School. His ashes will be spread in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of northern California.

 

Thursday, May 16, 2002

 

Arlene Ness

                Arlene NESS, 91, Huntsville, Texas, formerly of Kewanna, died Monday in Texas.

                Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bruce Lake Cemetery, Kewanna, with Rev. Todd WILSON officiating. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Friday,  May 17, 2002

 

David B. Taylor

March 3, 1920 - May 9, 2002

                David B. TAYLOR, 72, died May 9 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center following a long illness.

                He was born in Rocheste, to Hubert and Louise TAYLOR.

                Mr. Taylor served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He received a bachelor of science degree in business from Indiana University in 1956 and worked in retail management for Sears Roebuck and Co.

‘               Survivors include his wife, Cathy [TAYLOR], at home; one son, Steven [TAYLOR] and wife Sherry; one daughter, Susan [TAYLOR]; two grandchildren, Rachel and Philip [TAYLOR]; one brother, John [TAYLOR] and wife Margaret.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one son, Philip [TAYLOR].

                Anderson-Bethany Funeral home and Crematory, Roswell, N.M., was in charge of arrangements.

 

Marge Naegele

July 15, 1929 – May 3, 2002

                Marge NAEGELE, 72, Versailles, died May 3 at Kings Daughters Hospital, Madison.

                Born near Dillsboro, to John and Anna Caroline LANDWEHR RIMSTIDT, she married Carl “Joe” NAEGELE. He died in 1986. Mrs. Naegele worked at Ripley Publishing Co., the Dearborn County Register and retired from Jefferson Proving Ground. She attended Versailles Church of Christ and volunteered for the Fellowship of American Medical Evangelists. She enjoyed sewing and traveling.

                Survivors include one son, Kenneth [NAEGELE] and wife Patty, Versailles; two daughters, Karla SHELPMAN and husband Firth, Rochester, Cathy POE, Versailles; three grandchildren, Julie WRIGHT, Dawn St. MICHAEL and Brian POE; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith McCLELLAN; one half sister, Norma Lee WHELEY.


 

                Preceding in death with her husband was one brother, Everett RIMSTIDT.

                Services were May 7 at Versailles Church of Christ. Burial was at Grandview Memorial Garden, Madison. Memorials may be made to Versailles Church of Christ. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, May 18, 2002

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 20, 2002

 

Donald E. Kanouse

April 4, 1908 – May 18, 2002

                Donald Eugene KANOUSE, 94, Kokomo, formerly of Fulton County, died at 10:46 a.m. Saturday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                Born in Bertrand, Mich., to Francis Elmer and Hattie Dell ROGERS KANOUSE, he married Mary Ruth MEEK in 1926. She died in 1984. He married Ruth PAINERS DAVIS in 1986. She died Dec. 24, 1995.

                Mr. Kanouse lived in Rochester 80 years, coming from Michigan. He attended Tiosa and Richland Center Schools. He received his teaching certificate from Manchester College. He taught at Talma School for five years and Richland Center School 15 years. He farmed on the family farm for 40 years and was a carpenter and painter.

                Survivors include two sons, David [KANOUSE] and wife Nancy, Kokomo, Larry [KANOUSE], Rochester; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with his wives were his parents and one brother, Dean KANOUSE, in 1939.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rod RUBERG officiating. Burial will be at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

 

Scott A. Davidson

Oct. 6, 1980 – May 17, 2002

                Scott A. DAVIDSON, 21, Goshen, formerly of Warsaw, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at Canterbury Place, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in Plymouth to Rick DAVIDSON and Piper WITHAM.

                Mr. Davidson was a cook.

                Survivors include his mother, Piper WITHAM, Goshen; one sister, Marti VINING, Plymouth; maternal grandmother, Sandra WITHAM, Mentone; paternal grandmother, Opal PERRY, Warsaw; family friend Alex DAVIS, Warsaw.

                Preceding in death was his father, in January 1992, and one sister, Sarah DAVIDSON, in April 1980.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Scott PRATT officiating.
Doris M. Foley

May 5, 1923 – May 17, 2002

                Doris M. FOLEY, 79, 502 W. Brown St., Fulton, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                She was born in Carroll County to Lanty E. and Opal E. METZ ARMSTRONG.

                Ms. Foley came to Fulton County in 1944. She was a beautician in Rochester and in Carroll County.

                Survivors include one granddaughter, Sarah Kay GRABLE, Wichita Falls, Texas; one grandson, John Foley BAIRD, Fulton.

                Preceding in death were two brothers, John and Tom FOLEY, and one sister, Mary Alice JOHNSON.

                Graveside services are at 10 a.m. June 15 at Riverview IOOF Cemetery, Monticello. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, Monticello, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Donna M. Kring

Nov. 29, 1939 – May 19, 2002

                Donna Mae KRING, 63, 514 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus, following a long illness.

                She was born to Charles and Violet SARBER KRING.

                Ms. Kring was a lifetime Argos resident. She worked at Wickes Lumber Co., Argos, for over 20 years. She worked at Norwayne Lumber Co., Plymouth, and Bonanza Buildings Co., Charleston, Ill. She was a 1956 Argos High School graduate.

                Survivors include one son, Jim KRING, Argos; one niece, Dawn TRUSTER and husband Mark, Franklin; four grandchildren, Kenric KRING, Plymouth, Andrea KRING, Lapaz, Chandler and Alyssa KRING, both of Argos; five sisters, Sue FEAGLES, Lakeland, Fla., Mary DeVOE, Argos, Irene CREIGHBAUM, Tippecanoe, Martha MUFFLEY and husband Richard, Plymouth, Fran DORSEY and husband Floyd, Argos; three brothers, Charles KRING, Elkhart, Kenneth LUDWIG and wife Sandy, Plymouth, David LUDWIG, Bremen; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents and two brothers, Michael KRING and one in infancy.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Helen M. Downs

Dec. 12, 1925 – May 15, 2002

                Helen Marjorie DOWNS, 76, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday at Hospice & HomeCare By The Sea, Boca Raton, Fla. She had been in failing health since 1998.

                Born in Hammond, to Thomas and Carrie MATHIESON, she married William K. DOWNS Oct. 25, 1947, in Rochester. They later divorced.

                Mrs. Downs studied fashion design at Ray Vogue School, Chicago. A personal secretary in Palm Beach County, Fla., she was a 22-year resident of Boca Raton, Fla.

                Survivors include two sons, Gregory [DOWNS], Boca Raton, Fla., William Michael [DOWNS] Kirkland, Wash.; one daughter and granddaughter, Sansara and Katherine MURPHY, Toms Brook, Va.; two brothers, Alan MATHIESON, Sharpsville, Penn., Donald MATHIESON, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, Betty REGAN, Grand Rapids, Mich.


 

                Preceding in death were two brothers and one sister.

                Services were Monday at Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton, Fla. A memorial will be held in Rochester at a later date.

 

Ora Hazen Johnson

May 25, 1920 – May 17, 2002

                Ora (HEISTAND] HAZEN JOHNSON, 81, died Friday at her Countryside Place Nursing Home, Knox, residence.

                Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., to William and Mary JAKEWAY HEISTAND, she married Robert O. HAZEN March 10, 1942, in Knox. He died Aug. 8, 1983.

                Mrs. HAZEN JOHNSON was a homemaker and a member of Seventh Day Adventist Community Church, Knox.

                Survivors include one daughter, Connie THOMPSON, Valparaiso; one sister, Helen HALL, Oregon; one brother, Harold HEISTAND, Knox; several nieces and nephews.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, with Rev. Bela KABOR officiating. Burial will be at Oak Park Cemetery, Knox. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

 

John E. Arnett

                John Edward ARNETT, 44, 2964 N. Fulton County Road 700 West, died at 1:58 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

 

John E. Arnett

July 8, 1957 – May 20, 2002

                John Edward ARNETT, 44, 2964 N. Fulton County Road 700 West, died at 1:58 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital following a sudden illness.

                Born in Rensselaer, to Joe and Delores GARCIA ARNETT, he married Pamela Sue KNIGHT, March 11, 2002, in Kissimmee, Fla. She survives.

                Mr. Arnett was a self-employed concrete finisher and construction worker. A 1975 Rochester High School graduate, he was a member of the Plasterers, Cement and Masonry Union Local 101, South Bend, and Moose Lodge 1107, Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two children, Britani and Brandon ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; mother, Delores ARNETT, Tequesta, Fla.; three brothers, Joey ARNETT and wife Sharon, Bob ARNETT and Wink ARNETT and wife Tammy, all of Rochester; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

                Preceding in death were his father and one niece, Amy ARNETT.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with minister Troy ARNETT officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.
Douglas M. Sweany

May 12, 1919 – May 21, 2002

                Douglas M. SWEANY, 83, 624 Fulton Ave., died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he was a patient two weeks. He was in failing health one year.

                Born in Kokomo to Edward and Bessie GUSS SWEANY, he married Anna Louise BRUNING Nov. 18, 1945, in Savannah, Ga. She died Nov. 14, 1995.

                Mr. Sweany lived in Rochester all his life execpt for two years in Savannah, Ga. He was a janitor at Rochester Middle School. He worked at Studebaker Corp., South Bend, Armour Dairy, Rochester, Fulton County Council on Aging and Ritz Craft Trailer Factory, Argos. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he earned a Bronze Star in the Battle for the Rhineland. He was a member of IOOF Lodge 47. He attended Rochester First Church of God and Grace United Methodist Church. As a youth, he was an accomplished softball pitcher.

                Survivors include three sons, Douglas COURSEY and wife Carol A., Petoskey, Mich., Ron SWEANY and wife Melodie, Rochester, John SWEANY and wife Linda, Plymouth; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty HALL and husband John, Rochester, Helen EASTERAY and husband Walt, Bonita Springs, Fla.; one brother, Mel SWEANY, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one daughter, Elaine BAUGHER, in 1998, and four sisters.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David DITTMAN officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Randy A. Johnson

Oct. 28, 1957 – May 17, 2002

                Randy A. JOHNSON, 44, 9577 Washington St., Delong, died at 2:48 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Hammond, to Bill JOHNSON and Corinthy L. KERR, he married Darlean H. BARGER. She survives.

                Mr. Johnson was an asbestos supervisor at Specialty Systems of Indiana.

                Surviving with his wife of 23 years, at home, are two daughters, Sheila PIERCE, Missouri, Renae MERCER, Vincennes; three grandchildren, Randy Lee NICHOLS, Will and Sharlean PIERCE; one great-grandchild, Candice PIERCE; mother, Corinthy KERR, Whiting; one sister, Diana GILBERT, Munster; two brothers, David ZASA, North Carolina, Daniel QUISENBERRY, Rochester.

                Memorial service is at 3 p.m. Thursday at Owen Funeral Home, Whiting, with Rev. John BREWER officiating. Arrangements were by Northeast Indiana Cremation Society, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the family.
Doris M. Foley

May 5, 1923 – May 17, 2002

                Doris M. FOLEY, 79, 502 W. Brown St., Fulton, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                She was born in Carroll County to Lanty E. and Opal E. METZ ARMSTRONG.

                Ms. Foley came to Fulton County in 1944. She was a beautician in Rochester and in Carroll County.

                Survivors include one granddaughter, Sarah Kay GRABLE, Wichita Falls, Texas; one grandson, John Foley BAIRD, Fulton; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents, two brothers, John and Tom ARMSTRONG, and one sister, Mary Alice JOHNSON.

                Graveside services are at 10 a.m. June 15 at Riverview IOOF Cemetery, Monticello. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, Monticello, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, May 23, 2002

 

Janis M. Gamble

                Janis Marie GAMBLE, 55, 105 Marshall St., Argos, died at 1:01 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Friday, May 24, 2002

 

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Saturday, May 25, 2002

 

Thelma R. Dodd

Sept. 29, 1916 - May 23, 2002

                Thelma R. DODD, 86, formerly of Palestine, died at 3:03 p.m. Thursday at her residence at Renaissance Village, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Soddy, Tenn., to Floyd and Belle NEAL McFALL, she married Roy E. DODD.  He died Dec. 12, 1970.

                Mrs.Dodd had also lived in Muncie and Columbia City.  She worked at Ball Corp., Muncie.

                Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy REYNOLDS and husband Larry, Columbia City; two sons, Houston [DODD] and wife, Phyllis, Parker city; Roy E. [DODD] and wife Bonnie, Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret RUSSELL, Bowling Green, Ky.; three brothers, Floyd McFALL Jr., Kentucky, Randall McFALL, Holly Hill, Fla., Richard B. McFALL, Muncie.

                Preceding in death with her husband were two brothers and one sister.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Roy E. DODD officiating.  Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery.  Frienda may call one hour prior to services.
Monday, May 27, 2002

 

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Tuesday,  May 28, 2002

 

Sarah I. Koch

                Sarah Isabell KOCH, 100, formerly of Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at her residence at Peabody Health Care Center, North Manchester.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Leo R. Grubbs

July 15, 1919 – May 27, 2002

                Leo Ray GRUBBS, 82, Plymouth, died at 10:19 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

                Born to John and Emma GRUBBS, he married Henria CLAWSON Aug. 4, 1948, in Warsaw. She survives.

                Mr. Grubbs was a truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, JoAn SCHAETZLE WERNER and husband Gary, Mishawaka; one son, David and wife Judy HERENDEEN, Goshen; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. James DAVIDSON officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green, where military rites will be conducted. Friends may call one hour prior to services.

 

Virginia R. Law

Oct. 21, 1917 – May 27, 2002

                Virginia R. LAW, 84, 2907 Barrett Road, died at 9:10 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Mentone, to Roy and Ethel MEREDITH ADAMSON, she married Glen D. LAW Dec. 24, 1938, in Mentone. He survives.

                Mrs. Law earned a teaching degree at Manchester College, where she met her future husband. She was an elementary teacher at Richland Center, Tippecanoe and Argos schools and Whitley County Jefferson Center schools. She was a member of Rochester Church of Christ and the Indiana State Teachers Association.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Janet WEBER and husband Michael, Rochester; one son, Gail LAW and wife Cindy, Mentone; five grandchildren, Lori VANDERMARK, Peggy TYLER, Gene, Quentin and Corrine LAW; four great-grandchildren, Inga and Brent VANDERMARK and Josh and Mikayla TYLER.

                Preceding in death were her parents and one sister, Doris DEAMER, in 1999.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rochester Church of Christ, 125 E. Fifth St., with Rev. Jim DILLINGER officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.
Wednesday, May 29

 

Sarah I. Koch

Feb. 18, 1902 – May 26, 2002

                Sarah Isabell KOCH, 100, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at her residence at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

                Born in Whitley County, to Frank and Margaret Ellen NICHOLS KOCH, she was a lifetime Rochester resident.

                Miss Koch worked at the Berkway grocery, Rochester. She was an avid gardener and a member of First Christian Church, Rochester, and a 50-year member of Rochester Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include one brother, R. Eugene and wife Jessie, Logansport; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one sister, Margaret TAYLOR, in 1998, and two brothers, Clifford and Ted KOCH.

                Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, with Rev. Woody SLADE officiating. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church through the funeral home.

 

Donald Shuey

Feb. 15, 1943 – May 25, 2002

                Donald SHUEY, 59, Sterling, Ill., died Saturday at CGH Medical Center, sterling, Ill., following a short illness.

                Mr. Shuey was born in Peru, to Donald Eugene and Betty DELL SHUEY. He owned and operated Don Shuey and Sons Heating/Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal. He was a member of Sterling American Legion and enjoyed fishing, reading and golfing.

                Survivors include two sons, Dale  [SHUEY] and wife Christine, Fisher, and Greg [SHUEY] and wife Sonya, Bloomington; one daughter, Elenor SHUEY, Ashton; mother, Betty DELL, Logansport; four grandchildren; two sisters, Diana HARRELL, Ocala, Fla., Cindy GOODMAN and husband Robert, Rochester; one brother, Dennis DELL and wife Debbie, Rochester.

                Preceding in death was his father.

                Services are at 4:30 p.m. today at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, Ill., with Rev. Randy MIOTA officiating.

 

David G. Starkey

                David Gene STARKEY, 50, died Tuesday at his Peru residence. Arrangements are pending at Flowers Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

 

Thursday, May 30, 2002

 

Janis M. Gamble

Nov. 8, 1946 – May 21, 2002

                Janis Marie GAMBLE, 55, 105 Marshall St., Argos, died at 1:01 p.m. May 21 at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was ill three months.

                Born in Syracuse, N.Y., to Carl and Florence RYAN SELNER, she married John GAMBLE June 6, 1964, in Plymouth. He survives.

                Mrs. Gamble came to Argos nine years ago from New Mexico. She was a homemaker and an accomplished quilt maker. A 1964 Plymouth High School graduate, she was a member of the Sip-N-Stitch Women’s Club of Marshall County, Home Economics Club and was an American Red Cross volunteer.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Carl Edward [GAMBLE] and wife Terri, Brighton, Iowa, Eric Lee [GAMBLE] and wife Jeanette, Argos; her mother, Florence SELNER, Plymouth; six grandchildren; four sisters, Alice TKACHIK and husband Dennis, Gardner, Ill., Julie SALYER, Argos, Kathy LEHIY and husband David, Plymouth, Georgi HUMES and husband Richard, Culver; one brother, John SELNER, Port Charlotte, Fla.; one stepbrother, Roger SELNER, Livingston, Mont.; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death was her father.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Charles SELNER officiating. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Red Cross or St. Joseph County Homeless Shelter.

 

Mary E. Robinson

Dec. 25, 1919 – May 29, 2002

                Mary E. ROBINSON, 82, Kewanna, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Born in Harrisburg, Ill., to Elvis and Beulah WALLACE ROSE, she married Letcher O. ROBINSON Dec. 1, 1968, in Kewanna. He survives.

                Mrs. Robinson retired from King Cole Restaurant, Indianapolis, where she was a waitress.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two stepsons, Darryl ROBINSON, Hopkinsville, Ky., Roger ROBINSON, Milford; three stepdaughters, Sandra PETREE, New Castle, Wyo., Madonna OWEN, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Claudia DICKERSON, Brownsburg; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

                There will be a gathering of friends and family from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna. Burial will be at Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery.

 

David G. Starkey

Dec. 28, 1951 – May 27, 2002

                David G. STARKEY, 50, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at his Peru residence.

                Mr. Starkey was born in Peru, to Harold “Gene” and Betty M. ALWINE STARKEY. He was a retired electronic technician. A 1970 Peru High School graduate, he was a member of the Izaak Walton League.

                Survivors inlcude one son, David E. [STARKEY], Peru; one granddaughter, Lilac Rose STARKEY; two brothers, his twin, Dean [STARKEY] and wife Sue, Peru, and Daniel [STARKEY], Rochester; three sisters, Sherri KASTEN and husband Tim, Sandra STARKEY, all of Peru, Shirley CLARK, Colorado Springs, Colo.

                Preceding in death were his parents.

                Services are at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, with Rev. Morris STARKEY officiating. Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Cass County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Friday, May 31, 2002

 

Jane A. Shull

                Jane A. SHULL, 53, 825 E. Walnut St., Akron, died unexpectedly at 8:27 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Saturday, June 1, 2002

 

Jane A. Shull

May 19, 1949 – May 30, 2002

                Jane Ann SHULL, 53, 825 E. Walnut St., Akron, died unexpectedly at 8:27 p.m. Thursday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

                Born in Rochester to F. Ernest and A. Esther LANDIS SMITH, she graduated from Akron High School in 1967 and received her associate’s degree in nursing from Anderson University. She was a Woodlawn Hospital nurse for 17 years.

                She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church and for the past two years was the chairperson of the Akron 4th of July festivities. She was involved several ways with music.

                Survivors include two daughters, Elyssa SHULL and Kristen SHULL, Akron; two brothers, James A. and wife Karen SMITH, Glenwood, Ill., and William E. SMITH, Colorado Springs, Colo. Her parents preceded her in death.

                Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron with Rev. Stevan HAIFLICH officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given at one’s own preference.

 

Monday, June 3, 2002

 

Marvin Heltzel

March 13, 1909 – June 1, 2002

                Marvin HELTZEL, 93, 1779 Golden Ponds Drive, Fort Pierce, Fla., died Saturday morning in Florida.

                Born in Miami County, near Gilead, to Elmer and Lillian DAWSON HELTZEL, he married Maxine VOREIS June 11, 1939, at Maxinkuckee Methodist Church. She survives.

                Mr. Heltzel, a retired farmer and Akron High School graduate, attended Purdue University. He worked at Briggs Co., Detroit, Mich., during the Depression. He was a member of Akron United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing, cribbage and classical music.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Paul, [HELTZEL] Bloomington, Allen [HELTZEL] and wife Karen, Akron; one daughter, Carolyn PARKER SMITH and husband Jack, Fort Pierce, Fla.; five grandchildren, Dale, Tom and Hans HELTZEL, Leslie and Eric PARKER; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Gordon [HELTZEL], Rochester; two sisters, Amy SISULAK, Riverside, Ill., Ethel MILLER, Logansport.

                Preceding in death were his parents and six brothers, Samuel, Robert, Earl, Lester, William and Arthur.

                Services are at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Fort Pierce, Fla., with Episcopalian lay leader Stuart SISULAK and Rev. Myric LAITE officiating. Burial and a memorial service will be at Hoover Cemetery, Athens, at a later date.
Lorenzo G.D. “Lon” Burns

Dec. 13, 1926 – May 31, 2002

                Lorenzo George David “Lon” BURNS, 75, 222 E. Sinclair St., Wabash, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday at his residence.

                Born in Rochester, to Ivan Roy and Edna Rebecca STEININGER BURNS, he married Ella Mae RUSSELL Nov. 27, 1947, in Wabash. She survives.

                Mr. Burns was a 1944 Rochester High School graduate. He retired from Diehl Machines, Wabash, and worked at General Electric and Honeywell, Wabash, as a tool and die coordinator. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gunsmith. He enjoyed traveling and family time.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Lonny Dwayne [BURNS] and Terry L. [BURNS] and wife Beverly, all of Wabash; one daughter, Linda ALEXANDER and husband Steven, Sharpsville; seven grandchildren, Rick BURNS and wife Lisa, Wabash, Stephanie BURNS, Fairfield, Ohio, Kimberly BURNS, Huntington, Melinda KELLER and husband Ron, Fort Wayne, Brandon ALEXANDER, Indianapolis, Ashley ALEXANDER, Sharpsville, and Jeni BURLETTE and husband Dave, Naples, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Reba CLARK, Somerset, and Shirley SPENCER, Kenosha, Wisc.; one stepbrother, Lou SPRAGUE, Warsaw.

                Preceding in death were his parents and one brother.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. Kevin STIRATT officiating. Burial will be at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Karl Smith

Aug. 23, 1956 – May 31, 2002

                Karl SMITH, 45, 184 Airplane Hollow, Jackson, Ky., died at 6:47 p.m. Friday at Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard, Ky.

                Born in Rochester, to Richard L. and Esther I. QUIER SMITH, he married Sandra ATTAWAU Dec. 6, 2001, in Haughton, La. She survives.

                Mr. Smith lived most of his life in the Rochester area. He moved to Kentucky in January.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are his parents, Rochester; one daughter, Karla Jean [SMITH], Columbia, Miss.; two sisters, Kathy FURNIVALL and husband Randy, Rochester, Kim VALENTINE and husband Terry, Kewanna; two brothers, Kevin, [SMITH] Rochester, Karry [SMITH] and wife Debra; three nieces, 14 nephews and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

                Memorial services will be Tuesday in Kentucky.

 

Verl E. Roose

March 25, 1919 - June 1, 2002

                Verl Eldon ROOSE, 83, 1060 Lincolnway East, Plymouth, died at 8:26 a.m. Saturday at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

                Born to Clarence O. and Emma Mae STOUDER ROOSE, Mr. Roose was a World War II veteran. On May 16, 1942, at Mentone Methodist Church, Verl and Freda ROOSE were married. He was a salesman for Schlosser Bros. Dairy & Ice Cream and retired from Bomarko Paper Products, Plymouth. He enjoyed traveling, having visited every state in the union and every province in Canada and Mexico. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 149 and American Legion Post 27, Plymouth.

                Survivors include his wife, at home, and several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents, two brothers, Charles and Wayne [ROOSE], and one


sister, Helen BRUNDIGE.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Rev. Charles KRIEG officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic memorial rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home at www.johnson-danielson .com.

 

Mildred B. Klein

                Mildred B. KLEIN, 87, formerly of Roann, died at 7:15 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Tuesday, June 4, 1972

 

Mildred B. Klein

Sept. 20, 1914 – June 3, 2002

                Mildred B. KLEIN, 87, formerly of Gilead, died at 7:15 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in Fulton County, to Chester and Mamie HARMAN MORRIS, she married George H. KLEIN April 8, 1934, in Akron. He died June 30, 1999.

                Mrs. Klein, a homemaker, was a member of Akron Church of God.

                Survivors include one daughter, Nila KENNEY and husband Theodore, Goshen; one son, Jerry [KLEIN] and wife Connie, Gilead; four granddaughters, Beth, Debra, Linda and Diane; five great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one sister, Arlene TODD, Peru.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one sister, Treva KLEIN, and one brother, Donald MORRIS.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Yellow Creek Camp Ground.

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

 

Kyle Freant

                Kyle FREANT, 21, died at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at his 1108 Madison St. residence. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, June 6, 2002

 

Kyle A. Freant

Sept. 6, 1980 – June 4, 2002

                Kyle Arden FREANT, 21, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at his 1106 Madison St. residence.

                Born in Rochester to Dudley A. and Gaile A. WHITE FREANT, he was a lifetime Rochester resident.

                Mr. Freant, a 2000 Rochester High School graduate, worked at Advanced Guttering Plus, Rochester. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

                Survivors include his companion, Laurie BROWN, Rochester; mother and stepfather, Gaile and Greg DAVIS, Rochester; one sister, Valerie STOUT and husband Michael, Bringhurst;


two brothers, Greg [FREANT] and companion Michelle WOODWARD, Tippecanoe, and Bruce [FREANT] and companion Jesseca SCHLOSSER, Rochester; one stepsister, Karyn DAVIS, Culver; one stepbrother, Ryan DAVIS, Culver; two nieces, two nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Preceding in death was his father, Dudley FREANT, Oct. 6, 1989, and his grandparents.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Friday, June 7, 2002

 

Margaret Baldwin

                Margaret BALDWIN, 69, Rochester, died Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Saturday, June 8, 2002

 

Elizabeth A. Baldwin

April 10, 1933 - June 6, 2002

                Elizabeth A. BALDWIN, 69, 1421 Pontiac St., died at 6:12 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Vincennes to Charles M. and Helen M. COX EVANS, she married Elmer BALDWIN at Niles, Mich., on Dec. 22, 1951.  He died March 4, 2002.

                She was a homemaker and attended Rochester Church of god.

                Survivors include three sons, James R. [BALDWIN], Navarre, Fla., Gerald L. [BALDWIN], South Bend, Dale A. [BALDWIN], Rochester; four brothers, Raymond EVANS, Phoenix City, Ala., Robert EVANS, Colorado Springs, Colo., Pastor Marvell E. EVANS, Kennett, Mo., and Steve EVANS, Petersburg; one sister, Patty PEARCE, Haines City, Fla.; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Her parents, two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.

                Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Rochester Church of God, 2048 Southway 31, with Pastor Larry PYEATT officiating.  Burial will be in Bruce Lake Cemetery at Kewanna.  Visitation is 10 a.m. Monday until time of service.  Memorials may be made to the Bruce Lake Cemetery Association Upkeep Fund.  Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ronald A. Mantey

April 27, 1931 - June 7, 2002

                Ronald Adolph MANTEY, 71, died at 3 a.m. Friday at his 4353 E. Fulton County Road 550 North residence.  He had been in failing health 18 months.

                Born in Chicago, Ill., to Adolph and Bertha KRUGER MANTEY, he camt to Fulton County 12 years ago from Chicago, Ill.

                Mr. Mantey retired in 1990 as a tool maker in Chicago, Ill.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954.  He enjoyed gardening.

                Survivors include two sisters, Lillian HAGER and Elaine IBONCAK, both of Rochester; his companion, Ruth MERCER, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents.


 

                Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be at Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rochester, with military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Monday, June 10, 2002

 

Earl E. ‘Bud’ Cloud

Aug. 28, 1940 – June 8, 2002

                Earl E. “Bud” CLOUD, 61, 3414 N. Old U.S. 31, died unexpectedly at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Earl A. and Marcia ELLSWORTH CLOUD, he married Jean E. BRUCE Oct. 3, 1980, in Logansport.

                She survives.

                Mr. Cloud retired from Fulton County REMC as a line superintendent in 1998, after 33 years. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. A 1959 Roch-ester High School graduate, he was a Master Gardener and enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Pamela HAMMEL and husband Bill, Plymouth; three sons, Michael [CLOUD] and wife Laura, Jeffery [CLOUD] and wife Deb, Ty [CLOUD] and wife Rita, all of Rochester; 10 grandchildren, Lee and Lucas SUTTON, Plymouth, Donna CLOUD, Elkhart, Misty, Nathan, Ryan and Amber CLOUD, all of Rochester, Andrew SCHLEIGER and wife Emily, Minneapolis, Minn., P.J. SCHLEIGER, Conway, S.C., and Erin CLOUD, Rochester; three sisters, Mary Lu HUDKINS and husband George, North Little Rock, Ark., Earline O’BLENIS and husband Bill, and Wanda TOWNSEND and husband Jack, all of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the American Heart Association or Home Health Care, Rochester.

 

Mary V. Heidorn

                Mary V. HEIDORN, 79, Kewanna, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

 

Mary V. Heidorn

March 5, 1923 – June 9, 2002

                Mary V. HEIDORN, 79, Kewanna, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

                Born in Sidell, Ill., to Michael Luther and Rella ADAMS BROWN, she married Dr. Leland HEIDORN Aug. 27, 1950, in Danville, Ill. He survives.

                Mrs. Heidorn retired as office manager of Heidorn Veterinary practice and worked at Iowa State University. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Sidell, Ill. She graduated in 1941 from Allerton, Ill., High School and attended Danville Business College. She enjoyed gardening and her cows.


 

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one son, Michael [HEIDORN], Rochester; one daughter, Norma ALEXANDER, Indianapolis; four brothers, Ralph and Keith BROWN, both of Catlin, Ill., Harold BROWN, Houston, Texas, and Kenny BROWN, Crawfordsville.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one sister and three brothers.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna chapel, with Rev. David SOMMERS officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and from 8 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

                Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Charles L. Culp

Dec. 13, 1906 – May 30, 2002

                Charles L. CULP, 95, Evangelical Home, Sterling Heights, Mich., died at 2:55 a.m. May 30 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Mich.

                Born in Sentinal, Okla., to William L. and Virginia A. NEECE CULP, he married Irene FULTZ in Rochester. She died in 1990. He later married Edrie KENDRICK. She survives.

                Mr. Culp lived in Rochester from 1931 to 1940, moving to Elkhart and later to Michigan in 1990. He operated a barber shop in Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Rachel SOPTICH OSBORN and husband Norman, Cheboygan, Mich.; one son, Dale CULP and wife Ruthie, Bristol; three grandsons; four great-grandsons; four sisters, Hazel CROSSLAND, Oklahoma City, Okla., Wilma TWINING, Edmond, Okla., LaVaughn MOUSER, Joplin, Mo., and Joanne BEARD, El Reno, Okla.

                Preceding with his wife were his parents.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David DITTMAN officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. Friday until time of service.

 

Claude Brubaker

                Claude BRUBAKER, 84, died at 7:40 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

 

Frieda Miller

May 6, 1928 – June 11, 2002

                Frieda MILLER, 74, died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at her County Road 25521 County Road 54, Nappanee, residence. She had been ill for one and one-half years.

                Born in Nappanee, to Eli A. and Lydia Ann STUTZMAN MAST, she married Marvin MILLER Jan. 24, 1952, in Nappanee. He survives.

                Mrs. Miller lived in Nappanee most of her life, coming to Rochester in 1997. She moved back to Nappanee in May. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Martha Ann CHUPP and husband Henry, Nappanee; one son, Ora D. [MILLER0 and wife Rosetta, Nappanee; four grandchildren; one brother, Earl MAST, Centreville, Mich.; four sisters, Anna Mae YODER and husband Perry, Barbara MILLER and husband Delbert, all of Nappanee, Mary Ann GILLISPIE and husband Jay, Silver Lake, Lydia McDONALD, Warsaw.


 

                Preceding in death were her parents.

                Services are at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Merlin YODER residence, 25115 County Road 54, Nappanee, with Bishop Melvin HOSTETLER officiating, assisted by Home Ministries of Rochester Old Order Amish Church. Burial will be at West Union Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday at the Yoder residence. Arrangements were made by Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

 

Rolland D. Calvert

Oct. 8, 1940 – June 11, 2002

                Rolland DeVane CALVERT, 61, died unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Tuesday at 5655 E. Race St., Talma.

                Born in Talma to Robert and Eldora BOWMAN CALVERT, he married Judith Marie HOGE Feb. 28, 1970, in Akron. She survives.

                Mr. Calvert was a lifetime Talma resident. He worked at McMahon O’Connor Construction and E & B Paving and retired from 4-Way Express Trucking, Wisconsin, in 1997. He was a member of the Teamster Union and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Talma High School. An amateur Ham Radio operator, he was a member of the Early Bird Transcontinental Net and the Salt Miners/Moonlighters Net.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are four daughters, Raelene MILLER, Stuart, Fla., Brandace MYERS and husband Rick, Rochester, Amber CALVERT, Talma, Trisina WHITING, LaPorte; one son, DeVane BAY, Rochester; five grandchildren; his father, Robert CALVERT, Talma; one brother, Roy CALVERT and wife Patricia, Talma; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death was his mother and one sister, Roberta STEVENS.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Claude Brubaker Jr.

Dec. 12, 1917 – June 11, 2002

                Claude BRUBAKER Jr., 84, 1725 Colonial Drive, died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born near Rochester, to Claude J. and Vada May ZINK BRUBAKER, he married Catherine BEMENDERFER Nov. 15, 1941, in Rochester. She survives.

                Mr. Brubaker, a lifetime Rochester resident, spent winters in Florida. He and Richard Miller owned and operated Fansler Lumber Co., Rochester, from 1945 to 1981. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Elks Lodge 2120. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He enjoyed golf and bowling.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Cathy WILKINSON and husband Gary, Carmel; four grandchildren, Brian WILKINSON and wife Jennie, Fishers, Scott WILKINSON and wife Kim, Virginia, and twins Katie and Kyle WILKINSON, Carmel; four great-grandchildren, Alec, Christopher, Luke and Madeline WILKINSON; one sister, Henrietta FERGUSON, Omaha, Neb.; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents, infant son, Phillip [BRUBAKER], one brother, Arthur [BRUBAKER, and one sister, Evelyn [BRUBAKER PYLE].

                Services are at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Phil LAKE officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.


 

Pauline Hammond Hoffman

                Pauline HAMMOND HOFFMAN, 93, died Thursday at Peabody Home, North Manchester.  Services were Sunday in Logansport.  Burn January 26, 1909, in Akron, she grew up on Johnson St.  Her husband, Claude [HOFFMAN], and a twin sister, Kathleen, preceded her in death.

 

Thursday, June 13, 2002

 

Kenneth P. Galloway

June 1, 1942 – June 12, 2002

                Kenneth P. GALLOWAY, 60, died at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday at his Lake Bruce residence.

Born in Kokomo, to Harold Jesse and Dorothy Lucille SMITH GALLOWAY, he married Jennie L. LEE Aug. 19, 1961, in Kokomo. She survives.

                Mr. Galloway retired from general Motors, Kokomo, where he was a pipefitter. He worked in maintenance at Tippecanoe State Park, Winamac. He was Howard County Civil Defense Rescue Squad chief for seven years and was a Howard County Red Cross heart instructor and trainer. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce, Kewanna-Lake Bruce Lions Club, where he was past president, Naphtali Lodge 389, Free & Accepted Masons and Order of the Eastern Star 109, both of Center, Ind., Scottish Rite Club and Murat Temple, both of Indianapolis, and Kokomo Shrine Club. He was a Fulton County Historical Society board member and past district Lions Club governor. He was a 1961 Kokomo High School graduate.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother, Dorothy L. GALLOWAY, Kokomo; two daughters, Tamara DURHAM and husband George, Kokomo, Melissa NELSON and husband Steven, Greentown; six grandchildren, Paul, Allen and George C. DURHAM and Andrew, Jessica and Matthew NELSON; four brothers, Harold, Robert, Phillip and Russell [GALLOWAY], all of Kokomo; three sisters, Mary Ann MILLER, Peru, Patricia PRATT and Nedra PRICE, both of Kokomo.

                Preceding in death was his father and one niece.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce, with Rev. Will LAWSON officiating. Burial will be at Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, where there will be a Masonic service at 2 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna chapel, and one hour prior to services at the church. A Lions Club memorial will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Historical Society or Indiana State Lions Club State Cancer Control Project.

 

Daniel M. Shaum

May 6, 1998 – June 11, 2002

                Daniel Mark SHAUM, 4, died Tuesday at his 15781 N. Meridian Road, Akron, residence.

He was born in Nappanee, to Marlin and Jane MARTIN SHAUM.

                Survivors include his parents, at home, two sisters, Trina Diane and Charity Suzanne [SHAUM], both at home; three brothers, Kurtis Dale, Jethro Devon and Andrew Marlin [SHAUM], all at home; maternal grandparents, Dale and Mabel MARTIN, Wakarusa; paternal grandparents, Dana and Wilma SHAUM, Wakarusa.

                Services are at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church, Goshen.        

Burial will be at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Cemetery, Goshen. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 15781 N. Meridian Road, Akron. A family prayer service will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa.

 

Friday, June 14, 2002

 

Caroline Zimmerman

                Caroline ZIMMERMAN, 94, Rochester, formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday at Waterford Place Health Campus, Kokomo.

                Mrs. Zimmerman was a teacher and librarian. She earned a teaching degree from Western Michigan University. She was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, McCordsville, and First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, where she was an elder. She was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and Girl Scouts and a member of the Parent Teacher Association.

                Survivors include two daughters, Judy GREIDER and husband Gordon, Logansport, Gail KINSER and husband Dave, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death was her husband, Ralph ZIMMERMAN.

                Services are at noon Saturday at Christ Presbyterian Church, McCordsville. Private entombment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, or Christ Presbyterian Church, 7879 N. County Road 700 West, McCordsville, IN. 46055. Harry Moore Family Mortuaries, Allison Road Chapel, Indianapolis, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, June 15, 2002

 

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Monday, June 17, 2002

 

Alabama Jackson

July 27, 1920 – June 14, 2002

                Alabama JACKSON, 81, died Saturday at his 7062 W. County Road 200 South, Mentone, residence.

                Born in Sublett, Ky., to Ben and Emily MARSHALL JACKSON, he married Hazel JOHNSON, who died in 1962. On Dec. 28, 1969, he married Ethel M. HICKS BELLAMY, who died Feb. 14.

                Mr. Jackson retired from Gripco Fastener, South Whitley.

                He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and member of the American Legion and the Conservation Club.

                Surviving are five sons: Mark JACKSON, Bristol, Glenn BELLAMY, Warsaw, Mike BELLAMY, Rochester, David BELLAMY, Athens, John BELLAMY, Warsaw; four daughters: Toby ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, Martha O’HERN, Bonaire, Ga., Mildred FRANCIS, Palestine, Ruth FULTON, Mentone; a sister, Emma Grace JACKSON, Akron; a brother, Alger JACKSON, Akron; 25 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

                Two brothers preceded him in death.

                Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Phillip PRATT officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, with military graveside rites held there. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home.
Tuesday, June 18, 2002

 

Walt Cumberland

                Fulton County 4-H leader Walt CUMBERLAND, 67, died Sunday at his 4061 E. Fulton County Road 350 South home.

                He was a 4-H leader, and longtime Rochester High School volunteer

Cumberland was involved with the 4-H program for 27 years, most of them in Fulton County.

                He started a club at Beaver Dam then moved to Rochester, where he was a Woodrow Sodbusters leader.

                He was the beef superintendent and on the 4-H Council for 18 years and served on various other committees.

                He had resigned from the beef superintendent position but was still on the community building committee and helped with foods judging the last four or five years, said Extension Educator Melva STAMBARGER.

                “He was a very friendly, wonderful person. He was always there for the kids,” she said. “He was a 4-H mainstay. He went the extra mile.”

                Cumberland was the Sodbusters leader all 10 years Tina FORD participated in 4-H.

                “He was just a wonderful guy. It was his life, being involved with 4-H and helping the kids,” said Ford, of Alexandria.

                Jane SHRIVER was a co-leader with Cumberland for years. “He was a man that cared about all the kids. When we had the beef barn it was for all of the little kids. Even through his working in the schools, he enjoyed being around the kids,” she said.

                Cumberland was an avid sports fan and took tickets at Rochester High School athletic events for about 10 years.

                In recent years he also could be found sitting at a table throughout December wrapping toys for the United Ministries Christmas baskets, where he chuckled and joked with other volunteers.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

 

Walter D. Cumberland

Feb. 11, 1935 – June 16, 2002

                Walter Delmar CUMBERLAND, 67, died Sunday at his 4061 E. Fulton County Road 350 South residence.

                He was born in Kosciusko County, to Vernon and Miriam HUDKINS CUMBERLAND.

                Mr. Cumberland retired from Pierceton Trucking, Laketon, and was a farmer. He was actively involved in Fulton County 4-H as a leader. He was Fulton County 4-H beef department head and assisted at the Indiana State Fair. He was a volunteer ticket taker at Rochester High School sporting events. A 1953 Akron High School graduate, he was a Korean War veteran and a member of Moose Lodge, Rochester, and Steamster Steward Union 543.

                Survivors include three daughters, Adele KINDIG and husband Randy, Clancy, Mont., Sheila HILKER, Auburn, Paige LEVITZ, Avilla; two sons, Walter “Scott” [CUMBERLAND] and wife Lisa, Rochester, Chad [CUMBERLAND] Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Shirley RISNER and husband Max, Rensselaer; one brother, Robert [CUMBERLAND] and wife Sondra, Akron.

                Preceding in death were his parents.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fulton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1009 W. Third St.,


with Rev. Phillip PRATT and Rev. Harold LEININGER officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the fairgrounds. Memorials may be made to the Indiana 4-H Foundation. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Lillian L. Wagner

Dec. 1, 1909 – June 16, 2002

                Lillian L. WAGNER, 92, Peru, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born in Peru, to John E. and Ella STICKEL WAGNER.

                Ms. Wagner was a Peru High School graduate and received a bachelor of science degree from Manchester College and master of arts degree in education from Ball State University. She was a teacher at North Grove, Bunker Hill and Elmwood schools, and Columbia Elementary School, Rochester. She was a member of Peru First Christian Church, National Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Indiana State Teachers Association, Women’s Literary Club and Sigma Delta Phi Sorority.

                Survivors include two sisters, Maurine WAGNER, Peru, and Virginia EWING, Connersville.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one brother, Dr. Robert H. WAGNER, and one sister, Lucile WAGNER.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 53 W. Main St., Peru, with Rev. George McCARTY. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru.

 

Caroline Zimmerman

                There will be a memorial service for Caroline ZIMMERMAN, 94, Rochester, formerly of Indianapolis, at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 530 Jefferson St.

                The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, or Christ Presbyterian Church, 7879 N. County Road 700 West, McCords-ville, IN. 46055. Services were Saturday at Christ Presbyterian Church, McCordsville. Entombment was at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers.

 

Thursday, June 20, 2002

 

Aleseya Marie Wilhelmi

                Aleseya Marie WILHELMI, 2 months, 29 days, 6807 N. Indiana 25, died at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.
Friday, June 21, 2002

 

Dorothy H. Nazerine

Nov. 18, 1911 – June 19, 2002

                Dorothy H. NAZERINE, 90, 6522 North East Lakeshore Drive, Macy, formerly of Logansport, died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

                Born in Logansport, to Orla Raymond and Anna Marie WARNER GRAY, she married Joseph E. NAZERINE Oct. 21, 1930, in Logansport. He died Aug. 18, 1977.

                Mrs. Nazerine was a clerk at Wiler & Wise Department Store and Warner’s Greenhouse, Logansport. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Guild, Home & Hobbie Extension Homemakers Club, Nyona-South Mud Lakes Booster Association and was a Logansport Girl Scout leader.

                Survivors include one daughter, Joan SMITH and husband Art, Winamac; one son, Ron O. NAZERINE, Macy; two granddaughters, Deborah SENESAC and husband Tim, Logansport, and Tracy HARPER and husband Brian, Winamac; two great-granddaughters, Alison SENESAC and Hayley HARPER.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, two sisters, one brother and one great-granddaughter.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with Rev. Michael DOMINICK officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Nyona-South Mud Lakes Booster Association or Pulaski Health Care Center.

 

Saturday, June 22, 2002

 

Russell Millow

                Russell MILLOW, 81, 308 Center St., Argos, died at 1 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Harley R. Denton

Sept. 18, 1926 – June 21, 2002

                Harley R. DENTON, 75, 1667 Sweetgum Road, died at 9:17 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Rochester, to John and Hortense FINNEY DENTON, he married Iolene J. MESSMAN Feb. 17, 1950, in Kewanna. She survives.

                Mr. Denton, a 1944 Rochester High School graduate, attended Milwaukee School of Engineering. He owned and operated Denton Electric from 1954 to 1974. He was an electrician at Daimler-Chrysler Transmission Plant, Kokomo, from 1971 to 1999. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Lodge, all of Rochester, and United Autoworkers Union Local 685. He helped found the Rochester Senior League and was an officer of Rochester Little League and a former district director of Little League.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Terry BIBLE and Tammy DENTON, both of Indianapolis, Tracey WALKER and husband Jeff, Fort Wayne; two sons, Ted [DENTON] and wife Sharon, Rochester, Tom [DENTON] and wife Paula, Springrove, Penn.; four grandchildren, Patricia M. DENTON, Rochester, Jared DENTON, Springrove, Penn., Sara and


Jacob MURRAY, both of Fort Wayne; one sister, Marjorie ZARTMAN and husband Raymond, Fulton; one brother, Charles [DENTON] and wife Nancy, San Bernadino, Calif.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Joseph JACOB officiating. Burial will be at Kewanna IOOF Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Rochester. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Thelma L. Kuhn

May 14, 1906 – June 21, 2002

                Thelma Loraine KUHN, 96, Franklin, died Friday at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin.

                Born in LaPorte, to Ira and Carrie KEBELIN NORRIS, she married Earl R. KUHN Sept. 19, 1943, in LaPorte. He died Aug. 16, 1983.

                Mrs. Kuhn was a 1952 LaPorte High School graduate and attended LaPorte Business College and Madam Blakers. She owned and operated Thelma Kuhn Insurance, Real Estate and Taxes and was an accomplished pianist for silent movies and dance bands in Northern Indiana during the Depression. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Priscilla Circle, past matron of Akron Order of the Eastern Star, district conference officer of North Conference of United Methodist Women, served on the Lucille Raines Home resident board 12 years, eight years of which she was vice-president, and past president of Fulton County Women’s Club.

                Survivors include one stepson, Ronald L. KUHN, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, Charles P. ARMSTRONG, Evansville, Cheryl A. BECKERICH and Mary ARMSTRONG CARSON, both of Indianapolis, Kristie JACOBS, Fort Wayne, and Kip KUHN, Breckeridge, Colo.; 11 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one son, Rev. Charles R. ARMSTRONG on Feb. 10, 1998.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Wright Memorial Chapel of Franklin United Methodist Community with Dr. Ted MURPHY officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the chapel. A graveside service will be conducted at Akron Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Franklin United Methodist Community Memorial Fund, 1070 W. Jefferson St., franklin, IN 46131. Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, June 24, 2002

 

[no obits].

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

 

Lee “Russell” Millow Sr.

Jan. 16, 1920 – June 21, 2002

                Lee “Russell” MILLOW Sr., 82, 308 S. Center St., Argos, died at 1 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital following an unexpected illness.

                Born in Rochester, to Lee Roy and I. Fern OLINGER MILLOW, he married Helen JEFFERIES SUSITS in September 1993, in Delong. She survives.

                Mr. Millow was a farmer in Fulton and Marshall counties, living most of his life in those areas. He attended Argos Wesleyan Church and was an outdoorsman.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Elizabeth MOFFETT, Washington;


four sons, Donald E. [MILLOW], Mishawaka, Richard A. [MILLOW] and wife Evelyn, Mishawaka, David, Merle [MILLOW] and wife Kitty, all of Rochester; one stepdaughter, Donna PANTLE and husband Ted, Argos; one stepson, John SUSITS and wife Bonnie, Argos; and several grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Lee Russell MILLOW Jr., in 1971, and one sister, Kathryn BROCK.

                Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with Rev. Brian TRUMP officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Robert E. Goshert

Jan. 31, 1919 – June 25, 2002

                Robert E. GOSHERT, 83, Miller’s Mobile Home Park, Mentone, died at 12:25 a.m. today at Mason’s Health Care, Warsaw.

                Born in Kociusko County, to LeRoy W. and Berniece E. VALENTINE GOSHERT, he married Betty M. HAMMER Feb. 17, 1940, in Winchester. She survives.

                Mr. Goshert, a lifetime resident of the Burket and Mentone area, was a farmer and co-owner of Burket Elevator, retiring in 1976. He was a lifetime member of Burket United Methodist Church and past master of Mentone Masonic Lodge, where he was a 32 degree Mason.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Linda Ann ALEXANDER, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Jennie M. WILLIAMSON and husband Porter, Tuscon, Ariz.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one son, Leelan B. GOSHERT, and two brothers, Dean and Max GOSHERT.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Steve AUSTIN officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Burket United Methodist Church or Kosciusko County Hospice.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

 

Von “Mike” L. Zartman

May 20, 1923 – June 25, 2002

                Von “Mike” Leroy ZARTMAN, 79, Twelve Mile, died at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Fulton County, to Omer and Hazel ROCKEY ZARTMAN, he married Margaret P. LEWIS July 24, 1941, in Logansport. She died June 12, 1996.

                Mr. Zartman, a farmer, attended Perrysburg Baptist Church.

                Survivors include one daughter, Carol ZARTMAN, Twelve Mile; two sisters, Virginia I. REED, Twelve Mile, Velma S. RIGNEY, Rochester; one brother, Thomas ZARTMAN, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.

                Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile, with Rev. Gene PERSONETTE officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.
Thursday, June 27, 2002

 

Frances M. Patterson

Sept. 19, 1912 – June 26, 2002

                Frances M. PATTERSON, 89, 519 Madison St., died at 5:59 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient three weeks.

                Born in Englewood, N.J., to Joseph and Anne BUTCHER DePUGLIO, she married Cecil Murphy PATTERSON Aug. 19, 1932, in Rochester. He died June 20, 1993.

                Mrs. Patterson came to Rochester from Deer Creek, Okla., in 1932. She was a homemaker and a teacher. She graduated in 1931 from Oklahoma State Teachers College of Central Oklahoma State University. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 70, Daughters of the American Revolution and Rochester Garden Club.

                Survivors include three daughters, Kay CLAY and husband Dale, Indianapolis, Gail PATTERSON, Colorado Springs, Colo., LuAnn BICKLE and husband Allen, Pueblo, Colo.; one son, Neil [PATTERSON] and wife Olga, Boerne, Texas; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, John DePUGLIO, Denver, Colo.; three stepsisters, Dora SHEWMAN and husband Ed and Eva MATHIESEN and husband Alfred, all of Akron, and Josephine McCONNELL, Phoenix, Ariz.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one sister, Deloris DePUGLIO, and three brothers.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 70 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Rochester.

 

Mary F. Hoover

Dec. 23, 1931 – June 26, 2002

                Mary F. HOOVER, 70, died at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday at her 2730 S. Kosciusko County Road 550 West, Warsaw, residence.

                Born in Kosciusko County, to Elmer J. and Margaret JOHNSON BEATTY, she married William M. HOOVER April 17, 1951, in Elkhart. He preceded in death.

                Mrs. Hoover worked at Jomac, Inc., Warsaw. She attended Cook’s Chapel, Palestine.

                Survivors include one daughter, “Mickey” MOSHER and husband Tim, Warsaw; one son, William H. HOOVER, Warsaw; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Laura WEBER, Elkhart; one brother, Richard BEATTY, Elkhart.

                Funeral services will be private. No visitation is planned. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko County Hope Hospice. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Louis Null

                Louis NULL, 84, died at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday at his residence at 4170 N. Fulton County Road 750 West, near Leiters Ford. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Friday, June 28, 2002

 

Louis C. Null

Nov. 11, 1917 – June 26, 2002

                Louis C. NULL, 84, died at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday at his 4170 N. Fulton County Road 750 West, Leiters Ford, residence.

                Born in Plymouth, to Orval L. and Trella GUNN NULL, he married Dorothy “Tiny” FELTIS July 5, 1947, at Mishawaka Lutheran Church. She survives.

                Mr. Null, an Argos resident since 1957, moved to Leiters Ford 14 years ago. He owned and operated an over-the-road trucking service. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, LaPorte, a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6919, Culver, and a 57-year member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, Rochester.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Delictia “Deckie” JONES and husband Gary, Lakeville, Cindra MIKEL and husband Bob, Cassopolis, Mich.; two sons, George [NULL] and wife Cathy, Argos, and Louis C. NULL Jr., Elkhart; several grandchildren, including Sarah McGILL and husband Michael, Clay City, Christopher “Chip” LONG, Chesapeake Bay, Va., Shanda Lynn NULL and Krysta Lynn NULL, both of Argos; and several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents and two brothers, Donald and Orval “Barney” NULL.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Thomas PADBERG officiating. Burial will be at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, with military rites conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Marshall County Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

 

Gwendolyn L. Werner

Jan. 16, 1914 – June 27, 2002

                Gwendolyn L. WERNER, 88, 338 E. Third St., Peru, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Caring Hands Health Care Center, Peru.

                Born in Peru, to Michael and Olga OLSEN YOUNG, she married Orlando “Abie” WERNER July 28, 1931, in Cairo, Ill. He died July 7, 1988.

                Mrs. Werner, a homemaker, was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Peru. She was president of the Lincoln School Parent Teacher Association, the Peru Junior High School PTA, the Peru High School PTA, the League of Women Voters and of United Church Women.

                Survivors include two sons, Michael [WERNER[ and wife JoAnn, Kokomo, David M. [WERNER] and wife Carol, Lake Alfred, Fla.; four daughters, Elizabeth Jane FORTNEY, Pickering, Ontario, Canada, Judy BEARD and husband Harry, Peru, Nancy CLINGAMAN and husband Richard, Macy, and Louise Amanda REABE and husband James, Rochester; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Ann GROSS, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mary GOOD, Oregon.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, John A. WERNER, and one daughter, Olga Mary WERNER.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Rev. Mark SLOSS officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Judy K. Green

                Judy Kay CHEESMAN GREEN, 57, Minot, N.D., formerly of Rochester, died Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, N.D.

 

Elbert E. “Bud” Mygrant

                Elbert E. “Bud” MYGRANT, 71, Peru, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Saturday, June 29, 2003

 

Ralph E. Funk

May 27, 1906 – June 28, 2002

                Ralph E. FUNK, 96, formerly of Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday at his 700 E. 17th St., residence.

                Born in Fulton County to John W. and Ella Mae DILLMAN FUNK, he married Pearl C. HOOVER Feb. 14, 1942. She died Sept. 21, 1993.

                Mr. Funk was a farmer and a Jehovah’s Witness.

                Survivors include one daughter, Maurine FUNK, Rochester; two sons, Richard [FUNK[, Valatie, N.Y., and Lee [FUNK], Pikeville, Ky.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Funk, Akron.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents and two brothers.

                Memorial services are at 3 p.m. July 6 at Kingdom Hall, Rochester, with speaker Bruce LENZ. No visitation is planned and burial will be private.

 

Judy K. Green

April 9, 1945 – June 27, 2002

                Judy Kay GREEN, 57, Minot, N.D., died Thursday at her residence.

                Born in Rochester, to Wesley and Chloris CHEESMAN, she married James GREEN in 1967, in Rochester. He survives.

                Mrs. Green was a 1963 Rochester High School graduate and attended South Bend Business College. She raised her family in Rochester, while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force. They moved to Minot, N.D. in 1980. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, the Minot Quilters Association and past member of the Minot Women’s Bowling Association. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting and spending time at North Dakota’s casinos.     

She actively followed her children’s high school sports careers.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are two sons, Michael [GREEN] and wife Janet, Burlington, N.D., and David [GREEN] and wife Candace, Wahpeton, N.D.; three grandchildren, Brock and Brittany GREEN and Sidney BUDEAU; mother, Chloris CHEESMAN, Rochester; two sisters, Nita BAKER and husbnad Ronald, Argos, and Sheri PUCKETT and husband Earl, Rochester; two brothers, Jim [CHEESMAN] and wife Sharon and Larry CHEESMAN, all of Rochester; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death was her father, Wesley CHEESMAN on Oct. 20, 1981.

                Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Jill WALLEY officiating. Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Elbert E. “Bud” Mygrant

Sept. 30, 1930 – June 27, 2002

                Elbert E. “Bud” MYGRANT, 71, rural Peru, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

                Born in Miami County to Floyd and Lavina HAHN MYGRANT, he married Gervase ANDERSON on June 30, 1951 at Mexico with Rev. C.C. GRISSO officiating.

                He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren. A farmer, he retired in 1985 from Dana Corporation, Marion.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are three sons, Dennis [MYGRANT], Rodney L. [MYGRANT] and wife Pam, Ted W. M. MYGRANT and wife Lori, all of Peru; one daughter, Cathy A. WELLS and husband Danny, Burr Oak, Mich.; four sisters, Mary JENKINS, Bunker Hill, Evelyn McMAHON, Peru, Bonnie L. MYGRANT, Kokomo, and Barbara BAHNEY, Gilead; 12 grandchildren, Amy TOLLIVER and husband Kyle, Becky WALKER and husband Nate, Adriene, Ashlee and Alyssa MYGRANT, Joseph WELLS and wife Betty, Deonna, Shawn and Justin WELLS, Brandon, Eryn and Cameron MYGRANT; and four great-grandchildren, Kelcy TOLLIVER, Shyanna WALKER, Gavin WALKER and Ivee FRENCH. He was preceded by one brother, Everett [MYGRANT], and three sisters, Alice BERKHISER, Molly SALTZ and Martha AKERS.

                Funeral is at 10 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Todd WENGER and Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mexico Church of the Brethren.

 

Kathleen M. Bowen

Jan. 29, 1922 – June 28, 2002

                Kathleen M. BOWEN, 80, 922 Claude St., Logansport, and formerly of Rochester, died at 2:05 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital after a short illness.

                She was born near Athens to Justin and Mary MOORE MASTELLER. She first married Howard A. STEWART, who preceded her in death. She then married Delford D. BOWEN on April 21, 1962, in Goshen. He died March 29, 2002.

                Before moving to Logansport, she lived in Rochester 40 years. She had been a librarian at the Fulton County Public Library and a Fulton Circuit Court clerk. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Logansport, and was active in the Ladies of the Moose Lodge No. 1107 in Rochester, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

                Survivors include two daughters, Sandra KLEIN, Logansport, and Michaelle BOLLENBERG, Bonneau, S.C; one son, Howard STEWART and wife Mary, Hudson, Fla.; one stepson, Leroy BOWEN and wife Iva, Greentown; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Betty MASTELLER, Rochester and Louise MASTELLER, Kewanna. She was preceded by her parents and husbands; a daughter, Marynelle BARNES; a sister, Helen SMITH; and two brothers, Robert and Claude MASTELLER.

                Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Jeff STRITE officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday or one hour prior to funeral services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ in Logansport.
Chloie E. Shively

Dec. 30, 1906 – June 28, 2002

                Cloie Edna SHIVELY, 95, formerly of 429 W. Second St., died at noon Friday at Hickory Creek of Rochester after having been in failing health two years.

                She was born in Fulton County to Oliver J. and Sarah J. WALLACE BORDEN and married Devon SHIVELY on June 28, 1924 in Rochester. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1972.

                She lived her entire life in Rochester and was a homemaker. She was baptised at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rochester.

                Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie BROWN and husband Joseph, Kokomo; one son, Joseph [SHIVELY] and wife Mary Lou, Akron; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pauline DUNTON, Euclid Center, Mich. She also was preceded by a daughter, Marjaorie PFAFF in 1981, one granddaughter and one grandson.

                Graveside service is at 11 a.m. Monday at Hoover Cemetery, Athens, with Pastor Phil PRATT officiating. There is no public visitation. Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, July 1, 2002

 

Velma L. Vandermark

Aug. 13, 1911 – June 30, 2002

                Velma L. VANDERMARK, 90, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at her residence at 1106 Jackson Blvd.

                Born in Newcastle Township, Fulton County, to Amasa and Elmina BARKMAN NELSON, she married Elgie H. VANDERMARK Aug. 25, 1934, in Mansfield, Ohio. He died Jan. 12, 1998.

                Mrs. Vandermark came to Rochester in 1987 from Talma. She lived in Burket as a child. A Fort Wayne Beauty College graduate, she was a beautician, a homemaker and worked at Wiles Department Store and Hart Schaffner & Marx, both of Rochester. She was a founding member of Rochester Church of Christ, a member of THE Home Extension Club, and a Newcastle Township 4-H leader. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends and with the church.

                Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jo WILSON and husband Jay, Rochester; one son, Lyle VANDERMARK and wife Carol, Rochester; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Randy and Rosella VANDERMARK, Lewistown, Penn., Roy and Lori VANDERMARK and Michelle and Rich SMITH, all of Rochester, Stephen and Penny WILSON, Sioux City, Iowa, Joel and Elizabeth WILSON, Claypool, Alisa and David BRACKNEY, Attica, Mich., Julie and Pete PIAZZA, Clarkston, Mich.; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and four brothers, Denzil, Delford, Harold and Frank NELSON.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rochester Church of Christ, 120 E. Fifth St., with Rev. Jim DILLINGER officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.
Judy K. Green

April 9, 1945 – June 27, 2002

                Services for Judy Kay GREEN, 57, who died Thursday at her Minot, N.D. residence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Jill WALLEY officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2002

 

Sarah L. Wilhelm

Dec. 2, 1919 – June 30, 2002

                Sarah L. WILHELM, 82, died Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

                Born in Argos to George W. and Iva Elizabeth HORNER SAYGERS, she married William Cecil WILHELM on Jan. 24, 1936. He died Feb. 14, 1979. She was a homemaker and former bookkeeper for the Laotto Grain Elevator. She worked at Essex Wire in Auburn for seven years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Lakewood Park Baptist Church.

                Survivors include one son, William [WILHELM] and wife Barbara, Rochester; one daughter, Donna LONG and husband Richard, Leesburg; two grandchildren, Sheri RUNYAN and husband Bryan, Warsaw, and Christopher WILHELM and wife Tina, Quincy, Mich.; one great-granddaughter, Megan RUNYAN; and one step great-grandson, Ben COOK. One brother and three sisters also preceded her in death.

                Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo, with Rev. Clare JEWELL officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Dean Harvell

                Dean HARVELL, 80, 2803 N. 76th St., Tampa, Fla., died at 8:30 a.m. today at Palm Garden of Tampa Nursing Home, Tampa.

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

 

James H. Roberson

                Graveside services for James H. ROBERSON, 86, Logansport, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ever-Rest Chapel, U.S. 24, Logansport, with Rev. Donald Ruhl officiating. Burial will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park. There will be no visitation. Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logan-sport, is handling arrangements.

 

Marietta H. Cavern

Jan. 24, 1905 – June 29, 2002

                Marietta H. CAVERN, 97, Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Niles, Mich., died at 2:35 p.m. Saturday at Lake Placid Health Center, Lake Placid, Fla.

                Born at Kewanna to J.C. and Clara D. MARTINDALE HUDKINS, she married Walter G. CAVERN on April 20, 1963, at Edwardsburg, Mich. He died Jan. 7, 1980.

                A 1924 Kewanna High School graduate, she was a homemaker and member of Kewanna Baptist Church, Women of Moose at Buchanan, Mich., LaPorte Order of the Eastern Star and Rochester Rebekah Lodge. She was a Past District Deputy of Rebekah’s District No. 23.

                Survivors include a stepson, Donald CAVERN, Washington, D.C.; a sister-in-law, Bonnie HUDKINS, Sebring, Fla.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded by three brothers, Byron, Waldron and Walter [HUDKINS].

                There will be no visitation or funeral service. Burial will be Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

 

Ralph E. Funk

May 27, 1906 – June 28, 2002

                Ralph E. FUNK, 96, formerly of Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. June 28 at his 700 E. 17th St. residence.

                Born in Fulton County, to John W. and Ella Mae DILLMAN FUNK, he married Pearl C. HOENER Feb. 14, 1942. She died Sept. 21, 1993.

                Mr. Funk was a farmer and a Jehovah’s Witness.

                Survivors include one daughter, Maurine FUNK, Rochester; two sons, Richard [FUNK[, Valatie, N.Y., and Lee [FUNK], Pikeville, Ky.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter FUNK, Akron.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents and two brothers.

                Memorial services are at 3 p.m. July 6 at Kingdom Hall, Indiana 25 North, Rochester, with Bruce LENZ officiating.

 

Dean G. Harvell

Jan. 12, 1922 – July 2, 2002

                Dean G. HARVELL, 80, Tampa, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Palm Garden of Tampa Nursing Home, Tampa, Fla.

                Born in Chicago, Ill., to Ernest A. and Bertha Jean VICK HARVELL, he married Mary Belle BUMBARGER Jan. 17, 1951, in Rochester. She died Nov. 26, 1989.

                Mr. Harvell was a sandblaster and an iron worker. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of First Assembly of God and the American Legion, both of Tampa, Fla.

                Survivors inlcude three sons, Thomas [HARVELL], Riverview, Fla., Terry Lee [HARVELL], Gibsonton, Fla., James D. [HARVELL] and wife Kim, Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Beverly FIKE and husband Lloyd, Lafayette; one sister-in-law, Audrey HARVELL, Engelwood, Calif.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one brother, James [HARVELL], and one sister, Juanita JACKSON.

                Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will conduct military graveside rites. No visitation is planned. Foster and Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Garland F. Sriver

July 5, 1914 – July 2, 2002

                Garland F. SRIVER, 87, formerly of Akron, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

                Born in Fulton County, to John and Mary Emalline MERLEY SRIVER, he married Dolores L. HALDEMAN Sept. 28, 1940, in Akron. She survives.

                Mr. Sriver retired from Bendix Corp., South Bend. He was a member of Akron United Methodist Church and Modern Woodman of America. He was an avid reader and a Master Gardener.

                Surviving with his wife, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, are two daughters, Marsha PARKER and husband Gary, Monroe, Mich., Kathy MICHEL and husband Joseph, Milan, Ill.; four grandchildren, Penny KIRKPATRICK and husband Rick, Ooltewah, Tenn., Christopher PARKER and wife Kathy, Quincy, Ill., Lori CRUPI and husband Anthony, Haines, Alaska, and Kelly TEEL, Bend, Ore.; two great-grandchildren, Anna and Max KIRKPATRICK.

                Preceding in death were his parents, five brothers and one sister.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Stevan HAIFLICH and Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church or Peabody Retirement Community.

 

Thursday, July 4, 2002

 

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Friday, July 5, 2002

 

Helen A. Fagan

May 11, 1911 – July 2, 2002

                Helen A. FAGAN, 91, Logansport, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday at the LaPorte home of her son.

                Born in Rogersville, Tenn., to Ace and Mattie LEE CROSS, she married John Joseph FAGAN June 10, 1929, in Indianapolis. He died July 30, 1989.

                Mrs. Fagan, a homemaker, was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac. A former restaurant owner, she lived in Winamac and LaPorte County, where she enjoyed her family and cooking.

                Survivors include three daughters, Mary RANS DELON, Logansport, Helen G. “Jeannie” ALBER and Leon Marcella DOWNHOUR, both of Rochester; one son, Thomas D. [FAGAN], LaPorte; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

                Preceding in death with her husband were two sons, John “Duke” FAGAN and William James FAGAN, one grandson, one great-granddaughter and one brother, James CROSS.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac, with Rev. John HOYING and Rev. Bert WOOLSON officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at Frain Mortuary, 305 E. Main St., Winamac. Roasary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today and Scriptural wake service will be at 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Peter’s Catholic church building fund.

 

Monell Klotz

Oct. 20, 1924 – July 3, 2002

                Monell KLOTZ, 77, Logansport, died at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                Born in Akron, to Albert and Belle RESSLER COX, she married Joseph KLOTZ Dec. 12, 1991, in Logansport. He survives.

                Mrs. Klotz retired in 1980 from Switches Inc. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

                Survivors include one son, Steven STUART and wife Beth, Logansport; one stepson, Steve KLOTZ and wife Kay, Logansport; one stepdaughter, Cathy KISSEL, Logansport; two


granddaughters, Kimberly and Jeniffer STUART, both of Logansport; two stepgrandchildren; one brother, Ted COX, Rochester; one sister, Jeanne JONES, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were one daughter, Patty Ann STUART, and two sisters, Octavia PAUL and Maxine VERRIER.

                Services were at 1 p.m. today at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport. Rev. Marvin HINKLE officiated. Burial was private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation.

 

Theresa A. Fitterling

Oct. 7, 1940 – July 3, 2002

                Theresa A. FITTERLING, 61, 18036 16th Road, Culver, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

                Born in Plymouth, to Anton and Marjorie F. CIHAK, she married Michael D. FITTERLING Dec. 6, 1959. He survives.

                Mrs. Fitterling was a bookkeeper at State Exchange Bank. A lifetime Culver resident, she was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Culver, Order of the Eastern Star, Plymouth, and past worthy matron of Emily Jane Order of the Eastern Star, Culver.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Michelle CISSNA and husband Michael, Culver; two granddaughters, Kathleen AMAN and husband Michael, Plymouth, Stephanie CISSNA, Culver; her mother, Marjorie F. CIHAK, Culver; two brothers, Michael CIHAK, Culver, Anton CIHAK, Grand Haven, Mich.; one sister, Betty Jo LAWDER, Cary, N.C.

Preceding in death was her father.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bonine Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Dr., Culver, with Rev. J. William SCHILLER officiating. Burial will be at Washington Cemetery, Culver. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 224523, Dallas, TX 75222. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.boninefh.com.

 

Daniel L. Britton

Jan. 21, 1926 – July 1, 2002

                Daniel Lee BRITTON, 76, Peru, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.

                He was born in Cass County, to John Park and Lillie Leona BERKHISER BRITTON.

                Mr. Britton was a production worker at Olin Corp., retiring in 1996. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.

                Survivors include three sisters, Cora KING, Rochester, Sarah MAERZ, Galen, Mich., Rosalea MICK, Montperlier, Ohio; two brothers, John BRITTON, LaPorte, and Charles BRITTON, Elkhart.

                Preceding in death were his parents, three sisters, Orma WILSON, Edna SHEELEY and Mary PRESSLER, and two brothers, Park and Grover BRITTON.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, with Rev. Paul REEDER officiating. There is no visitation.

 

Gerald W. Runkle

                Gerald W. RUNKLE, 72, 1100 Park Road, Lot 6, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

 

Beaulah Pace

                Beaulah PACE, 83, died at 6:45 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, July 6, 2002

 

Annabelle V. Nixon

April 25, 1915 – July 3, 2002

                Annabelle V. NIXON, 87, died at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday at Harbor Manor Nursing Home, Noblesville.

                Born in Rochester, to Clem and Rose BOWEN MILLER, she married William “Al” NIXON April 25, 1939, in South Bend. He died March 16, 1994.

                Mrs. Nixon worked at the City Clerk’s office of Rochester and was a bookkeeper at Schemberger Music Store, Plymouth. She retired from the Indiana State Highway Department. She moved to Plymouth, from Rochester, in 1950 and moved to Noblesville in 1999. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

                Survivors include one daughter, Karla MITCHELL, Noblesville; one son, Bill [NIXON] and wife Sibyl, Lake Wales, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald MILLER, Columbia City; one sister-in-law, Mable DAULTON, Rochester.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and two brothers, Russ and Virgil [MILLER].

                Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, with Rev. Charles KRIEG officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 425 N. Michigan St., No. 308, South Bend, IN 46601. Condolences may be given at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.

 

Gerald W. Runkle

July 11, 1929 – July 5, 2002

                Gerald W. RUNKLE, 72, 1100 Park Road, Lot 6, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Denver, to William G. and Carrie F. GUISE RUNKLE, he married Ina D. SMITH Oct. 23, 1947, in Denver. She survives.

                Mr. Runkle was a self-employed electrician and worked at ThermoGas, Rochester, for seven and one-half years. A 1947 Akron High School graduate, he was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. He was a Fulton County resident since 1934.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Vicki BEAIRD, Rochester; one son, Terrell D. RUNKLE and wife Debra L., Rochester; three granddaughters, Karie A. HAIMBAUGH and Jeanette CAVE and husband Dale, all of Rochester, Amy RUNKLE, Stanton, Ky.; six great-grandchildren; and one stepson, Brandon SLONE, Rochester.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one sister, Velma KOTTERMAN, and one brother, Clifford RUNKLE.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Phil PRATT officiating. Burial will be at Hoover Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.
Beulah B. Pace

March 15, 1919 – July 5, 2002

                Beulah B. PACE, 83, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in Normal, Ill., to Guy and Maggie HIGGINS ARBOGAST, she married Raymond GAYHART June 28, 1935. He died July 9, 1953. She married Albert PACE Jan. 1, 1976. He died in November, 1981.

                Mrs. Pace was a homemaker and attended Liberty Baptist Church, Rochester.

                Survivors inlcude one daughter, Patsy BROWN and husband Bill, Rochester; three grandchildren, Kathy SMITH, McKinley, Ill., Bill E. BROWN Jr. and wife Brenda, Nevada, Ind., and Sharon ROCK and husband Joseph, Rochester; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were her parents, three brothers and five sisters.

                Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, with Rev. Todd KAUFFMAN officiating. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, July 8, 2002

 

Lena Kingery

Oct. 24, 1912 – Feb. 27, 2002

                A memorial service for former Fulton County resident Lena KINGERY, 89, who died Feb. 27 in Las Vegas, Nev., will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fulton United Methodist Church. Burial will be private. Davis Funeral Home, Las Vegas, Nev., is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, July 9, 2002

 

John R. Nelson

                John Riley NELSON, 73, died at 7 a.m. today at his 4490 School St., Leiters Ford, residence. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

C. Darl “Peck” Voreis

Oct. 3, 1905 – July 7, 2002

                C. Darl “Peck” VOREIS, 96, 19106 14th B Road, Culver, died at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

                Born in Knox, to Albertus and Bertha WILSON VOREIS, he married Dorothy F. VanKIRK Sept. 19, 1926, in Knox. She died March 22, 2002.

                Mr. Voreis was a self-employed farmer and a lifetime resident of Culver and Burr Oak.

                Survivors include one son, Louis R. [VOREIS], Rochester; one daughter, Eava J. SCOTT, Plymouth; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Susie VOREIS KLINE, Plymouth; two brothers, Ira [VOREIS], Florida, and John M. [VOREIS], Hamlet.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents, one son, Darl VOREIS Jr., three brothers and two sisters.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver. Burial will be at Burr Oak Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.
Ida L. Davis

Aug. 29, 1920 – July 8, 2002

                Ida L. DAVIS, 81, 826 N. Falvey St., Winamac, died at 6:15 a.m. Monday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                Born in Arkansas, to Elmer and Hazel Elma BUTTON WHITE, she married Franklin E. DAVIS Oct. 6, 1937, in New Madrid, Mo. He died Feb. 18, 1984.

                Mrs. Davis lived in Winamac since 1968, coming from Portageville, Mo., where she owned a restaurant. She was a member of First Christian Church, Winamac, and Lake Wales Community Club, Ocklawaha, Fla., where she spent winters.

                Survivors include two brothers, Earl and Elmer WHITE, both of Winamac; one sister, Lucille M. THOMPSON, Rochester; several nieces and nephews; and beloved friend, James KIRBY, Ocklawaha, Fla.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son, Doyle E. DAVIS, one sister, Mildred HUFFMAN, and one brother, Eldon WHITE.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with Rev. Carl LENDERMON officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Buford L. Hogue

Jan. 10, 1938 – July 7, 2002

                Buford L. HOGUE, 64, formerly of Anderson, died Sunday at his Hartford City residence following a brief illness.

                Mr. Hogue, born in East Prairie, Mo., lived most of his life in Anderson. He retired from New Venture Gear, Muncie, in 1991. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Anderson, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

                Survivors include one daughter, Samantha BUTLER and husband Tom, Rochester; four sons, David, [HOGUE] Tulsa, Okla., Dwayne [HOGUE] and wife Lisa, Donald [HOGUE], and Shane [HOGUE] and wife Angie, all of Hartford City; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Rebecca SMITH and Reba BOSWELL, both of Anderson; five brothers, Carson [HOGUE], of Missouri, Willard, Willis and Bill [HOGUE], all of Anderson, and Frank [HOGUE], Chesterfield; several nieces and nephews; and companion Rebecca HENSLEY, Muncie.

                Preceding in death were his first wife, Juanita [HOGUE], in 1970, and his second wife, Loedima [HOGUE], in 1999.

                Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, Anderson, with Rev. Dan HARMON officiating. Burial will be at East Maplewood Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266. Friends may call from 11-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Ball Memorial Hospice, Muncie.

 

Jay H. Carr

                Jay H. CARR, 84, 477 S. Putter Circle, Winterhaven, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Monday at Winterhaven Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.
Wednesday, July 10, 2002

 

John R. Nelson

          Longtime school administrator and civic leader John R. NELSON, 73, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at his 4490 School St., Leiters Ford, residence.

                Mr. Nelson was a graduate of Rochester High School, Valparaiso University and Ball Sate University.  He served 41 years as a teacher, coach, athletic director and school administrator at Boone County, Aubbeenaubbee and Culver Community Schools.  He was active in the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, Fulton County Community Foundation, and Fulton County Economic Development Corp.  He was a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Association, the Indiana State Athletic Association, the Indiana State Athletic Director Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Fulton County Retired Teachers Association and the Aubbeenaubbee Township Advisory Board.

                Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Janice Sue NELSON, at home three daughters, Christine SELLERS, Monterey, Margaret BARRETT and husband Allen, and Karen HOFF and husband Dr. Ken, all of Rochester; two sons, John Michael [NELSON] and Martin Riley [NELSON], at home; four grandsons, six granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one grandson and one sister, Margaret METHOD.

                A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Leiters Ford United Methodist Church with Rev. Dorothy JONES officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Community Foundation c/o John Nelson Scholarship Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the church.

 

Edwin “Elmer” Hiers

March 7, 1921 – July 8, 2002

                Edwin “Elmer” HIERS, 81, Pierceton, formerly of Peru, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at his brother’s Pierceton residence.

                Born in Peru, to Elmer F. and Martha BEESON HIERS, he retired from Peru Foundry.

Survivors include three brothers, Don [HIERS], Pierceton, Richard “Dick” [HIERS], Akron, and his twin, Edmond “Fred” [HIERS] Peru; one sister, Margaret SHANABARGER, Peru; several nieces and nephews.

                Services are at 3 p.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Rev. Bill SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Jay H. Carr

May 23, 1918 – July 8, 2002

                Jay H. CARR, 84, Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Monday at Winter Haven Hospital.

                Born in Rochester, to Reuben and Mattie DUDGEON CARR, he married Eleanor KUHN Nov. 11, 1950, in Chicago, Ill. She died April 13, 1985.

                Mr. Carr moved to Florida, from Rochester, in 1986. He lived in the Mishawaka and South Bend area for 34 years. He and his wife owned and operated Reno Bar and Eleanor’s Pizza, Mishawaka, for 15 years. He worked in sales at L. O. Gates Auto Agency, Mishawaka, 14 years. A Rochester High School graduate, he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He was a member of Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 79, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343, American Legion Post 36, all of Rochester, and the Army Navy Club.


 

                Survivors include one daughter, Kay KLEIN and husband Larry, Akron; two granddaughters, Keriann SLABY LEE, Carmel, Cami SLABY NAIL and husband Steve, Atlanta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Garrett LEE, Carmel, and Alix NAIL, Atlanta, Ga.; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty BRADLEY, Harriett BELL, and Dorothy WYATT and husband Al, all of Rochester; two brothers, George CARR, Burbank, Calif., Lewis CARR and wife Betty, Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death with his wife were his parents and one half brother, Deveryl CARR.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Larry KLEIN officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. There will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

 

Thomas E. Crull

Dec. 23, 1939 – July 8, 2002

                Thomas E. CRULL, 62, Elwood, died Monday at Community Hospital, Anderson, following an extended illness.

                Born in Anderson, to Wayne and Wilma GLASS CRULL, he married Judith K. WHITLOW March 20, 1965. She survives.

                Mr. Crull was a Summitville resident 37 years, moving to Elwood five years ago. He retired in 1997 from the custodial staff of Metal Fabricating Division of GM, Marion, after 33 1/2 years. He was a member of the United Autoworkers Union Local 977 and the Sympathy Club of Fisher Body, both of Marion. He was active in wood working and making cement yard ornaments.

Surviving with his wife, at home, are four daughters, Star Reading and husband Mike, Alexandria, Tamara Aquino and husband Hector, Colorado; Teresa Kinney, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Brenda Allen and husband David, Elwood; three grandchildren he raised, Angel Holford and husband Ricky, Thomas Wayne Crow and Crystal Crow, all of Elwood; nine additional grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Diane Graham and husband Mark, Macy, and Juanita Hoppes, Florida; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one brother, George CRULL, and one sister, Delores HART.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Noffze Funeral Home, 501 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, with Rev. Jack BESS officiating. Burial will be at Grant Memorial Park, Marion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 8646 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

 

Thursday, July 11, 2002

 

Clara Lou Covington

                Clara Lou COVINGTON, 92, died at 2:10 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.

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

Jan. 28, 1960 – July 10, 2002

                Louann A. McLEAN, 42, 2711 N. Fulton County Road 500 West, died at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday at her home after a short illness.

                Born in Chicago to Daughton and Evelyn WILLEY DANCY, she married Michael W. McLEAN on Dec. 27, 1991, in Rochester. He survives at home.

                She attended Culver Community High School and moved to Rochester in 1972. She was a homemaker and enjoyed children, animals, collecting dolls and photography.

                Surviving with her husband are two sons, Austin W. BRAGG and Caleb J. McCLEAN, at home; her father, Daughton DANCY, Rochester; five sisters, Rene ATKINSON and husband Jim, Huntington, W.V., Linda KLINE, Shively, Ky., Della COLE, Beckley W.V., Debbie CUBBERLEY and husband Richard, Westville, and Judith DANCY, Roch-ester; four brothers, Gary DANCY and wife Dyann, Rockville, Md., Roger DANCY and wife Diana, Boca Raton, Fla., Michael DANCY and wife Jackie, Ligonier and Thomas DANCY and wife Becky, Rochester; her pet, Chewy; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and one son, Dustin Shane BRAGG.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Jim DILLINGER officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service on Saturday at the funeral home.

                Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Fulton County Humane Society or the Rochester Church of Christ His Kids Preschool.Friday, July 12, 2002

 

Dr. Joseph D. Richardson

                Dr. Joseph D. RICHARDSON, 67, died at 8:43 p.m. Thursday at his residence at 2904 Country Club Drive East, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Clara Lou Covington

June 8, 1910 – July 11, 2002

                Clara Lou COVINGTON, 92, 3635 E. Fulton County Road 400 South, died at 2:10 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Born in Quitman, Miss., to Lonnie and Nancy Ellen WATTS BURT, she married Herbert COVINGTON Nov. 12, 1929, in Quitman, Miss. He died in November, 1974.

                Mrs. Covington, a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church, Rochester. She came to Rochester over 20 years ago from Mississippi.

                Survivors include two sons, Jerry [COVINGTON] and wife Linda, Rochester, Jimmy [COVINGTON] and wife Joann, Rolling Fork, Miss.; nine grandchildren, Melissa BAILEY, Shipshewanna, Steve BAILEY and wife Angela, Indianapolis, Mark BAILEY and wife Joyce, Rochester, Ellen ALMANZO and husband Mike, Port Huron, Mich., Ray ROVER and wife Laura, Macon, Ga., Mark COVINGTON and wife Renee, Rolling Fork, Miss., Pamela HEARN and husband Hank, Vicksburg, Miss., Jacob and Gunnar COVINGTON, Rochester; 12 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and two grandsons.

                Family graveside services will be held in Mississippi. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Quitman, Miss. No visitation is scheduled. Memorials may be made to His Kids Preschool of Rochester Church of Christ. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements.


 

Helen L. Barkman

Dec. 18, 1917 – July 11, 2002

                Helen L. BARKMAN, 84, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at her 1729 Wabash Ave. residence.

Born in Logansport, to Charles and Cora POWNALL CARITHERS, she married Earl W. BARKMAN Jan. 20, 1940, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester. He died April 18, 1997.

                Mrs. Barkman moved to Rochester from Logansport and lived here 70 years. A homemaker and seamstress, she enjoyed her family and cooking. She lived on the family farm until February, 1997. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was in the Morning Glory Circle and the Win-a-Couple Sunday School class, the Home Demonstration Club, Christian Bible Club of Wynnfield Crossing, all of Rochester, and was a Woodlawn Hospital volunteer.

                Survivors include two daughters, Janis DIEHM, Sinking Springs, Penn., Karen KANE and husband Jean-Pierre, Wabash; two sons, Dennis [BARKMAN] and wife Rhoda, Kokomo, David [BARKMAN] and wife Karen, Fayetteville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mabel BLACKETOR, Rochester, Helen WILSON and husband Carl, Winona Lake; one brother-in-law, Jesse “Bill” CALVERT, Rochester.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents, one son-in-law, Walter DIEHM, July 7, 2000, one sister, Marjorie CALVERT, three brothers, Lloyd, John and Edwin CARITHERS.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Walter “Buck” PADILLA. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or Trinity United Methodist Church.

 

Carlyle F. Holloway

July 16, 1918 – July 11, 2002

                Carlyle F. HOLLOWAY, 83, 201 N. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 9:22 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Elkhart County, to Fred J. and Vera G. STAHLY HOLLOWAY, he married Wilma SCOTT April 15, 1989, in Leesburg, Fla. She died June 17, 1996.

                Mr. Holloway was a retired life insurance salesman for Midwestern United Life Insurance Co. He was a member of Akron Church of the Brethren and a past Masonic Lodge member.

                Survivors include one daughter, Cindy KENNEDY, Orlando, Fla.; one stepson, George SCOTT and wife Jane, Fort Wayne; one stepdaughter, Dorothy RING and husband Kent, Claypool; one grandson; four stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene GEARHART and Rozella TINKEY and husband Norman, all of Akron; one foster brother, Terry WEED and wife Maureen, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

                Also preceding in death were his parents, two sisters, Pauline RYMAN and Betty MEREDITH, and one brother, Wade HOLLOWAY.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. John MISHLER officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of the Brethren.
Royal O. Jefferies

                Royal O. JEFFERIES, 85, North Webster, formerly of Mentone, died at 6:10 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Saturday, July 13, 2002

 

Dr. Joseph D. Richardson

June 23, 1935 – July 11, 2002

                Dr. Joseph D. RICHARDSON, 67, 2904 E. Country Club Drive, died at 8:43 p.m. Thursday at his home.

                Born in Rochester to Charles L. and Ruth DOWNS RICHARDSON, he married Ina M. June 23, 1976, in Rochester. She survives at home.

                He was a lifetime Rochester resident, living on Lake Manitou since the age of 13. He attended Lincoln Elementary School and graduated from Rochester High School in 1953. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1957 and his medical degree in 1960 from Indiana University. He participated in a rotating internship at South Bend Memorial Hospital for one year and was a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1962 to 1963. He joined his father, Dr. Charles L. Richardson, in medical practice in 1961.

                Richardson retired from medical practice in 1997.

                He was a member of the Woodlawn Hospital medical staff from 1961 to 1984 and was the medical director of Rochester Nursing Home from 1973 through 1992.

                He was Fulton County Health Officer from 1974 through 1997 and was the first Fulton County physician to obtain a charter fellow-lifelong membership in the American Board of Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

                He was a member of the Rochester Telephone Co. board of directors from 1968 to present, was past president of both the Lake Manitou Association and Indiana Lakes Management Society. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 2120 and Moose Lodge No. 1107, Free and Accepted Masons No. 79 and a Shriner.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Kim RICHARDSON, Rochester; Connie HOEFENER, New Orleans, La., Cindy PROPPS and husband Tom, Columbia, S.C., and Julie KREEFT and husband John, Boston, Mass.; two sons, Charles RICHARDSON, Warsaw, and Ed RICHARDSON and wife Mitzi, Rochester; nine grandchildren, Jodi, Adam, Samuel, Jennifer, Kaleigh, and Kelsey RICHARDSON, Nicholas STOTSENBURG, Taylor HOEFENER and Lauren PROPPS; two sisters, Susan YOST and husband Robert, Dayton, and Beth C. OLIVER, Zionsville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and an uncle.

                Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, where the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside services. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Fulton County Cancer Fund.
Shauna M. Brooks

March 1, 1978 – July 11, 2002

                Shauna Marie BROOKS, 24, 101 S. Sycamore, Galveston, died at 8:52 a.m. Thursday at St. Jospeh Hospital, Kokomo.

                She was born in Kokomo to Russell N. CRUM, now of Denver, and Carmen BROOKS SPOHN, now of Logansport.

                Surviving with her parents are a son, Austin MYERS, Logansport; her grandparents, Terry and Sandy BROOKS, Mexico, and Mary Ann CRUM O’NEAL and the late Bob CRUM, Wet Monroe, La., and one brother, Joshue SPOHN..

                Funeral services is at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru, with Rev. Fracil I. KILCLIN III officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Visitation is 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Flowers Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru. The Brooks Family will accept love offerings for Shauna through the funeral home.

 

Geraldine Brown

                Geraldine BROWN, 73, 807 Mitchell Drive, died Friday at St. Joseph County Hospice, Roselawn.

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

 

Grace L. Bingman

                Grace L. BINGHAM, 80, 719 Madison St., died at 7:25 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester, where she had resided one month.

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

 

Vera M. Henson

Nov. 19, 1913 – July 9, 2002

                Vera M. HENSON, 88, Waldron, Ark., died Tuesday at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark.

                Born in Fulton Cunty to Clarence and Tressie CRAWFORD MOORE, she was a retired nurse.

                Survivors include two sons, Rex DICKEY and Clarence DICKEY, Warsaw; three grandchildren; and four sisters. Two brothers preceded her in death.

                Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Royal O. Jefferies Sr.

Jan. 28, 1917 – July 12, 2002

                Royal O. JEFFERIES Sr., 85, 328 N. Stanley St., North Webster, died at 6:10 a.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                Born to Oliver O. and Della GREEN JEFFERIES, he married Nina A. PERRY Dec. 29, 1937, at Claypool. She survives.

                He was a Burket High School graduate and had been a machinist at Zimmer and Osburn Manufacturing.

                Survivisors include on son, Royal O. JEFFERIES Jr. and wife Cathy, North Webster, four grandchildren, one step-grandchild and one great-great-granchild.

                Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Kinge Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Jo Olson officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery.


 

Esther Holmes

August 19, 1911 - July 12, 2002

                Esther HOLMES, 90, Peru died at 11:56 a.m. Friday, July 12 at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                Born in Logansport to Chester and Estella BRECKENRIDGE HENSON, she married Edward N. HOLMES in Rockford, IN on July 22, 1934. He died Oct. 7, 1999.

                Mrs. Holmes graduated from Logansport High School in 1930. She moved to Peru in 1936. She was active in the P.T.A. and was the president of the Holman P.T.A. and president of the Peru High School P.T.A. She was also active in the Republican party and attended Main Street United Methodist Church.

                Survivors include one son, Lee [HOLMES], Peru; three daughters, Sue CARSWELL and husband David and Beth BENGE and husband Bill both of Peru; Debra SALAZ and husband Desi of Indianapolis. One brother, John HENSON and wife Marjorie, Logansport; eleven grandchildren, Michael and Heather CARSWELL, Jeffrey and Dawn CARSWELL, Kelli and Rob WILSON, Ryan HOLMES, Eric HOLMES, Brandi BENGE BAEZ, Zackary and Mathew SALAZ. Six step-grandchildren, Alan and Denise DAT, Kenny and Cindy BENGE and Scott and Serena BENGE. Ten greatgrandchildren, Mackenzie CARSWELL, Cole CARSWELL, Cody CARSWELL, Brianna CARSWELL, Blaine WILSON, Kyle WILSON and Marco BAEZ. Eight step-greatgrandchildren.

                Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held Monday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home with Pastor Steven AILES and Chaplain Steve FLECK officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Memorials may be made to the Riley Hospital for children.

 

Monday, July July 15, 2002

 

Gates M. Thompson

Aug. 12, 1910 – July 13, 2002

                Gates M. THOMPSON, 91, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday at his 1307 Lakeshore Drive residence.

                Born in Scott County, to Luther Edward and Etta CELESTINE THOMPSON, he married Velma S. FURRELL Aug. 14, 1937, in Fort Wayne. She survives.

                Mr. Thompson co-owned, with his brother Carl, the Plymouth Dairy from 1929 to 1954. From 1955 to 1976 he owned Rochester News Agency, and he repaired and sold bicycles at his home for 20 years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was active with the youth groups, and was past president of Rochester Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Rochester Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, South Bend, and served on the Rochester City Council for 16 years.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Phillip [THOMPSON] and wife Pat, Rochester, William [THOMPSON], and wife Brooks, Nashua, N.H.; one daughter, Linda HASKELL and husband Dwight, Liberty, Maine; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were two sisters and one brother.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Masonic Lodge. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church youth group.
Geraldine Brown

Dec. 23, 1928 – July 12, 2002

                Geraldine BROWN, 73, 807 Mitchell Drive, died at 6:50 p.m. Friday at Hospice House of St. Joseph County, Roseland.

                Born in Richland Township, Fulton County, to Harry and Eva STANLEY BRINEY, she married Fred J. BROWN Nov. 10, 1951, in Richland Center. He survives.

                Mrs. Brown, a homemaker, was a lifetime Fulton County resident.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Nancy TILDEN and husband Jeff, Akron; two sons, David [BROWN], Rochester, and Larry [BROWN] and wife Shallie, Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren, Wendy TILDEN, Akron, Ryan TILDEN and wife Andee, Warsaw, Riley BROWN, Akron Ohio; one great-grandson, Noa TILDEN, Warsaw; three sisters, Loraine MORGAN, Bea LEWIS and Irene TOWNE and husband Demoine, all of Rochester; and her twin brother, Gerald BRINEY, Rochester.

                Preceding in death were her parents and one brother, Harold BRINEY.

                Private family services will be held, with Rev. Woody SLADE officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. There is no visitation. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Roch-ester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Grace L. Bingman

Aug. 8, 1921 – July 12, 2002

                Grace L. BINGMAN, 80, 719 Madison St., died at 7:25 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Ms. Bingman was born in Paulding County, Ohio, to William and Fannie BIDLACK LLOYD. She graduated from Tiffin Township High School, Defiance, Ohio, and lived in Colorado prior to moving to Rochester. She worked as a supervisor in food services for the Ohio Turnpike and several restaurants, before becoming a nursing assistant.

                Survivors include five daughters, Sherian PEARSON and husband Warren, Rochester, Darlene CYR and husband Al, Fort Wayne, Frances Jane OETTING and husband William, Broomfield, Colo., Sally Sue GREMEAUX and husband Gregory, New Haven, and Megan Fay BINGMAN, Jackson, Miss.; two sons, Allen J. [BINGMAN], Jackson, Miss., and Steven [BINGMAN] and wife Diana, Avon; 55 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Jessie VARNER, Shreve, Ohio; one brother, Gale LLOYD, Nevada, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one brother and one great-granddaughter.

                A memorial service was held Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiated. Burial will be in Colorado. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Foundation.

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

 

Hattie L. Coleman

Nov. 19, 1912 – July 15, 2002

                Hattie Louise COLEMAN, 89, formerly of Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at her Laketon residence.

                Born in Fulton County to Charles Albert and Ammida GREER, she married John L. COLEMAN March 12, 1930, in Rochester. He died Feb. 4, 1980.

                Mrs. Coleman, a homemaker, was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 402, Laketon, and Moose Lodge 866 Auxiliary, North Manchester.


 

                Survivors include one daughter, Julia M. ALDERFER and husband Merle, Laketon; one son, John COLEMAN and wife Carol, Fort Pierce, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents and one son, Robert [COLEMAN], April 10, 1982.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. David DITTMAN officiating. Burial will be at Moon Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

 

Gates E. Thompson

Aug. 12, 1910 – July 13, 2002

                Gates Edward THOMPSON, 91, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday at his 1307 Lakeshore Drive residence.

                Born in Scott County to Luther Edward and Etta Celestine PEACOCK THOMPSON, he married Velma S. FURRELL Aug. 14, 1937, in Fort Wayne. She survives.

                Mr. Thompson co-owned, with his brother Carl  [THOMPSON], the Plymouth Dairy from 1929 to 1954. From 1955 to 1976 he owned Rochester News Agency. He repaired and sold bicycles at his home for 20 years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was active with the youth groups, and president of Rochester Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Rochester Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, South Bend, and served on the Rochester City Council for 16 years.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Philip [THOMPSON] and wife Pat, Rochester, William [THOMPSON] and wife Brooks, Nashua, N.H.; one daughter, Linda HASKELL and husband Dwight, Liberty, Maine; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were two sisters and one brother.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. A Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church youth group.

 

Kenneth L. Hudson

Feb. 23, 1928 – July 15, 2002

                Kenneth L. HUDSON, 74, died at 10:09 a.m. Monday at his Claypool residence.

                Born in Allen County to Howard and Olive LINN HUDSON, he married Barbara Jean COOK Oct. 1, 1949. She survives.

                Mr. Hudson was a truck driver for Nelson Trucking, a mechanic at Hodges Ready Mix and retired as head mechanic for the City of Warsaw. He served in the U.S. Army in the 7th Calvary Division in Japan. A Mentone High School graduate, he was a member of American Legion Post 49, Warsaw, and attended Free Will Baptist Church of Kosciusko County.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two sons, Robert [HUDSON] and wife Linda, Winona Lake, Roger [HUDSON] and wife Nancy, Claypool; six grandchildren, Heath, Christopher, Robert K., Brett A., and Cyleen C. HUDSON, and Jaimie SCHFILITT; four stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchldren; two sisters, Norma METHANY and husband Carl, Bourbon, Patricia “Pat” GROSS, Etna Green; two brothers, Donald [HUDSON], Etna Green, and Dale [HUDSON], Warsaw; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one daughter, one granddaughter and one brother.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Rev. Chad


BURKHART officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 49 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 1126, both of Warsaw. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kosciusko Home Health Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196, or American Legion Post 49, Building Fund, 301 N. Buffalo St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

 

Edith R. Meyers

June 26, 1942 – July 15, 2002

                Edith R. MEYERS, 60, died at 11:22 p.m. Monday at her residence at 410 E. Water St., No. 3, Akron.

                Born in Richmond to Marshall Sr. and Pearl MAIDEN MEYERS, she married Eugene LAYTART Sr. in October, 1962. He survives.

                Ms. Meyers came to Akron, from Mentone, six years ago. She was a homemaker.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Vicki DILLS and husband Larry, Akron, Cherrie GRAY and husband Gary, Richmond, Alice DILLS and husband Bill, and Eugenia LAYTART, all of Franklin, N.C.; one son, Eugene LAYTART Jr., Akron; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; her mother, Pearl MEYERS, Richmond; four sisters, Virginia PUGH, Patty McCARTER and Melody MULLINS and husband Dan, all of Richmond, Carol MEYERS, Texas; two brothers, Doug MEYERS and wife Sandra, Richmond, and Marshall MEYERS Jr. and wife Sandy, of Lynn.

                Preceding in death were her father and a half sister, Lucille WHITE.

                Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Steve FLECK officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

 

Grace L. Bingman

Aug. 8, 1921 – July 12, 2002

                Grace L. BINGMAN, 80, 719 Madison St., died at 7:25 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Ms. Bingman was born in Paulding County, Ohio, to William and Fannie BIDLACK LLOYD. She graduated from Tiffin Township High School, Defiance, Ohio, and lived in Colorado prior to moving to Rochester. She worked as a food service supervisor for the Ohio Turnpike and at several restaurants before becoming a nursing assistant.

                Survivors include five daughters, Sherian PEARSON and husband Warren, Rochester, Darlene CYR and husband Al, Fort Wayne, Frances Jane OETTING and husband William, Broomfield, Colo., Sally Sue GREMEAUX and husband Gregory, New Haven, and Megan Faye BINGMAN, Anderson; two sons, Allen J. [BINGMAN], Jackson, Mich., and Steven [BINGMAN] and wife Diana, Avon; 55 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Jessie VARNER, Shreve, Ohio; one brother, Gale LLOYD, Ney, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

                Preceding in death were her parents, one brother and one great-granddaughter.

                A memorial service was held Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Rev. Rick TAYLOR officiated. Burial will be in Colorado. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Foundation.
Lewis D. Carr

March 4, 1920 – July 15, 2002

                Lewis D. CARR, 82, of Rochester and Indianapolis, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Rochester, to Walter and Mattie DUDGEON CARR, he married Betty L. SMOCK. She survives.

                Mr. Carr, a Rochester High School graduate, was an experimental machinist for 40 years at the Allison Division of General Motors. He retired in 1980. He was a member of Emerson Avenue Baptist Church, Indianapolis, since 1953, North Park Blue Lodge 646 and Scottish Rite Valley, Indianapolis.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one brother, George [CARR], California; three sisters, Betty BRADLEY, Harriett BELL and Dorothy WYATT, all of Rochester.

                Preceding in death were his parents and two brothers, Deverel and Jay CARR.

                Services are at noon Friday at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, Indianapolis. Burial will be at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. July 25 at First Baptist Church, 10th and Main streets, Rochester, with Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating. Memorials may be made to Emerson Avenue Baptist Church.

 

Norman N. Stanley

Oct. 1, 1939 – July 15, 2002

                Norman N. STANLEY, 62, died Monday at his Wabash residence.

                Born in Grant County, to Omar and Doris BOWEN STANLEY, he married Claudine SMITH Oct. 2, 1960, in Wabash County. She survives.

                Mr. Stanley, a 1958 Akron High School graduate, was a retired farmer. He was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, Wabash, and a long-time member of the Noble Township Fire Department.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are his mother, Doris SHELLENBARGER, Wabash; one son, Darreld STANLEY, Wabash; one daughter, Cindy HOWARD, Wabash; two grandsons, Jason STANLEY and Nathan HOWARD, both of Wabash; one brother, Don [STANLEY] and wife Judy, Peru.

                Preceding in death were his father, one grandson, Devin HOWARD, one brother and two sisters.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grandstaff-Hentgen, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. John LEINBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Thursday, July 18, 2002

 

Edyth L. Rohr

                Edyth L. ROHR, 85, Fort Wayne, formerly of Akron, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Friday, July 19, 2002

 

Edyth L. Rohr

Aug. 10, 1916 – July 17, 2002

                Edyth L. ROHR, 85, Fort Wayne, formerly of Akron, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Miami County, to Wallace and Bertha ZEGAFUSE POWELL, she married Lewis MYERS Jr., Delmer HARDY and Henry ROHR, all of whom preceded her in death.

                Mrs. Rohr worked at Controls of America, North Manchester, for 20 years, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, of Akron and North Manchester, and had been past worthy grand matron. A Gilead High School graduate, she enjoyed making crafts.

                Survivors include three daughters, Sandra MYERS SISSELL and husband Tom, South Burlington, Vt., Dixie MYERS ARTER and husband Steve and Carolyn MYERS KOENIG and husband Ken, all of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ninabelle SWICK, Akron, and Clara BARNHISEL, Roann.

                Preceding in death with her husbands were one sister, three brothers, one son and one great-grandchild.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Akron United Methodist Church with Rev. Stevan HAIFLICH officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with an Easten Star service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church.

 

Francis J. Ritter

                Francis J. RITTER, 81, Rochester, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, July 20, 2002

 

Michele A. Robb

                Michele A. ROBB, 42, Donaldson, formerly of Monterey, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday at Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson, following an illness.

Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Monday, July 22, 2002

 

Francis J. “Tex” Ritter Sr.

May 3, 1921 – July 18, 2002

                Francis J. “Tex” RITTER Sr., 81, Rochester, formerly of Indian Mills, N.J., died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in Philadelphia, Penn., to George and Catherine BRESLIN RITTER, he married Dorothy V. PEDERSEN May 16, 1942, in Lindenwold, N.J. She survives.

                Mr. Ritter was an automobile mechanic for Rice-Holman Ford Dealership, Merchantville, N.J. He was a member of Moose Lodge, Lindenwold, N.J., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, and St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lindenwold, N.J. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are four daughters, Martha SCUTTE, Lindenwold, N.J.,


Dorothy “Dot” McNULTY and husband Tom, Kewanna, Virginia STETSON, Williamstown, N.J., Joyce IRVIN and husband Albert, Townsend, Mont.; one son, Francis J. [RITTER] Jr. and wife Beverly, Chandler, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Agnes O’DONNELL and husband George, Clementon, N.J.

                Preceding in death were his parents and four brothers.

                Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lindenwold, N.J. Burial will be at Brig. General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, N.J., where military graveside rites will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Ruth A. Hileman

Jan. 3, 1928 – July 19, 2002

                Ruth Anna HILEMAN, 74, 401 Orchard St., Akron, died at 7:13 p.m. Friday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Wabash County, to Orbby and Bertha BONIWITZ BROOKINS, she married Harold D. HILEMAN July 14, 1951, in Akron. He survives.

                Mrs. Hileman worked at Indiana Lawrence Bank, North Manchester, and Gearhart Grocery, Akron. She was a tax preparer for 35 years and a homemaker. She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, Kosko Kampers Klub, Joyce Safari, Good Sam International Camper Organization.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one daughter, Christine RANSBOTTOM and husband Jack, Akron; three sons, Charles [HILEMAN] and wife Connie, Warsaw, Harold “Randy” [HILEMAN] and wife Joyce, North Manchester, Dale [HILEMAN] and wife Debbie, Akron; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Lois PALMER, Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, John BROOKINS, Warsaw.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Stevan HAIFLICH officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church.

 

Ronald J. Baldwin

Dec. 16, 1923 – July 14, 2002

                Ronald James BALDWIN, 78, formerly of Fulton County, died July 14 in Westminster, Md.

                Mr. Baldwin was the son of Ross and Carrie FRIEND BALDWIN. A 1941 Fulton High School graduate, he married Beatrice “Betty” LAVALVO Nov. 3, 1945, in Baltimore, Md. She died Sept. 9, 1996. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. during World War II and retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

                Survivors include two daughters, Janice CARVER, Reistertown, Md., Carol HEYDE and husband Jeff, Adamstown, Md.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne BALDWIN, Rochester; three sisters, Carol BLACK and husband Paul, Frankfort, Marilyn BLACKETOR, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Catherine BEATTIE and husband Gordon, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.

                Services were held July 16 at Haight Funeral Home and burial was at the Lake View Memorial Park, Skyesville, Md.
Tuesday, July 23, 2002

 

Michele Robb

May 12, 1960 – July 19, 2002

                Michele ZEHNER ROBB, 42, Plymouth, formerly of Monterey, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday at Catherine Kasper Life Center, Plymouth.

                Born in Rochester, to Anthony J. and Claire KEITZER ZEHNER, she married Paul D. ROBB June 9, 1990, in Monterey. He died Sept. 15, 1993.

                Mrs. Robb retired as an assistant librarian at Fulton County Public Library, Rochester. She was a member of Ancilla Domini Community and was an associate of Poor Hand Maids of Jesus Christ.

                Survivors include her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kenneth and Eloise ROBB, Marion; one brother, Charles A. ZEHNER, Monterey; two sisters, Marilyn McCASLAND, Elkhart, and Phyllis McKINNEY, Anderson.

                Preceding in death with her husband were her parents.

                Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Catherine Kasper Home Chapel, Plymouth, with Rev. Michael McKINNEY officiating. Burial will be at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. A Scriptural wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Catherine Kasper Life Center Foundation or Holy Family Foundation of St. Anne’s School, Monterey.

 

Earl R. Gault

                Earl R. GAULT, 82, Kokomo, formerly of Deedsville, died at 2:56 p.m. Monday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

 

Lewis D. Carr

                There will be a memorial service for Lewis D. CARR, 82, of Indianapolis and Rochester, at 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Main and 10th streets, with Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating. Mr. Carr died July 15 at Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Mabel G. Dickey

Jan. 15, 1904 – July 23, 2002

                Mabel Gail DICKEY, 98, Winamac, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                Born in Winamac, to Samuel O. and Mabel Effie UTTERBACH MILLER, she married Dalphne H. DICKEY Jan. 4, 1928 in Mexico. He died Dec. 28, 1973.

                Mrs. Dickey was a salesperson. She was a member of First Christian Church, Winamac. She came to Winamac in 1973, from Madison County.

                Survivors include two half brothers, Allen MILLER, Rochester, Julian MILLER, Mississippi; three nephews, Glenn VANSCOYK, San Diego, Calif., Dwane VANSCOYK, Kewanna, Samuel FLORY, Twelve Mile; four nieces, Mabel E. RIGHTER, South Bend, Vonda Z. FISHER, Winamac, Monna Lou KELLER, Monterey, Marian SKINNER, Twelve Mile.

                Preceding in death with her husband were two sisters and one brother.


 

                Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with rev. Glen MEYERS officiating. Burial will be at the Winamac Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Winamac.

 

Earl R. Gault

Sept. 15, 1919 – July 22, 2002

                Earl Raymond GAULT, 82, Kokomo, formerly of Deedsville, died at 2:56 p.m. Monday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                Born in Coleman, Mich., to John Merrit and Katy Grace SMALL GAULT, he married Ruth Ann HIZER March 5, 1947, in Grass Creek. She survives.

                Mr. Gault was a farmer and a welder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps, then as Staff Sergeant in the 36th Division Infantry T-patch for the Texas National Guard, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester, and he portrayed a piano player in the movie “Best Man in Grass Creek.”

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Rose Marie KLEBER, Kokomo; four sons, Steven [GAULT] and wife Nancy, Mundelien, Ill., Charles [GAULT] and wife D.J., Rochester, William [GAULT] and wife Judy, Wabash, Douglas [GAULT] and wife Laura, Dayton, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Elium GAULT, Hazelet, N.J.; three sisters, Essie SIDERS, Kewanna, Donna REFFETT and husband Paul, LaGrange, and Nellie McGREW and husband Bob, Fulton.

                Preceding in death were his parents, one daughter, Sylvia GAULT, one son, Dwight GAULT, three sisters, Anna CHAMP, Vivvian OTTO and Bessie KIRK, and four brothers, Lee, Vernell, Lloyd and George GAULT.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Rochester, with Rev. Fred SHELTON officiating. Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday,  July 25, 2002

 

Lewis D. Carr

                There will be a memorial service for Lewis D. CARR, 82, of Indianapolis and Rochester, at 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Main and 10th streets, with Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating. Mr. Carr died July 15 at Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Friday, July 26, 2002

 

Virginia S. Kraning

                Virginia S. KRANING, 95, Bloomington, formerly of Culver, died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.
Paul L. Nifong

Sept. 7, 1922 – July 24, 2002

                Paul L. NIFONG, 79, 9698 E. 16th Road, Argos, died at 6:55 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

                Born in Marshall County, to Noble L. NIFONG and Cora Alma STONE, he married Doris Deane BUNCH Feb. 14, 1946. She survives.

                Mr. Nifong, a lifetime Marshall County resident, spent winters in Mesa, Ariz. He was a lifetime grain and dairy farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Argos United Methodist Church and former member of Plymouth Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed church, school and community functions and Bible study.

                Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Cindy Lou LAUFFENBURGER and husband Jim, Colorado Springs, Colo., Candy Sue VanDUYNE, Plymouth; two sons, Gary L. [NIFONG] and wife Aimee, Plymouth, Tim VanDUYNE, Argos; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys SNYDER and husband Gene and Betty NOLIN and husband Jim, all of Argos; two brothers, Earl [NIFONG] and wife Fern, Argos, and Burl [NIFONG] and wife Miriam, Bremen.

                Preceding in death were his parents, three sisters, Dorothy Marie NIFONG, Wilma Irene STULTS and Jennie June VORIES, and one brother, Freddie D. NIFONG.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Argos United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry STUTZMAN and Rev. Tony SCHNEIDERS officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.

 

Saturday, July 27, 2002

 

Virginia S. Kraning

May 15, 1907 – July 25, 2002

                Virginia S. KRANING, 95, 907 Juniper Place, Bloomington, died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

                Born in Ashville, N.C., to Daniel E. and Alice M. SPEICHER, she married Dr. Kenneth K. KRANING on Aug. 29, 1929. He preceded her on Jan. 11, 1983.

                She lived on Lake Maxincuckee from 1953 to 1987, when she moved to Bloomington. She grew up in Urbana and was an Urbana High School granduate. She attended North Central College and Manchester College, where she received a bachlor’s degree in nutiriton. She also earned a master’s degree in nuturition at Indiana University.

                Mrs. Kraning worked several years within the family owned and operated company, Cyclone Seeder, as an executive. She was an American Red Cross volunteer during World War II, was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Epsilon Nu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority. She enjoyed nature, watching and feeding all types of birds and growing geraniums.

                Surivors include a daughter, Kathleen and husband Luis BENEDICTO, Duncanville, Texas; four granddaughters, Carrie and husband Richard OPARA, Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and husband Michael McCURDY, Flower Mound, Texas, Mary BENEDICTO, Duncanville, Texas, and Susan and husband Brian OLSON, McKinney, Texas; two grandsons, Kenneth KRANING III, Seattle Washington, and Christopher KRANING, Orange County, Calif., and two great-granddaughters, Zoe DENTON, McKinney, and Olivla OPARA, Columbia, Md. She was preceded by her husband, a son, Kenneth K. KRANING II, a brother, Harold SPEICHER, and two sister, Naomi ULLOM and Miriam FAUST.


 

                Memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver. Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent via the Web site, www.boninefh.com.

 

Monday, July 29, 2002

 

W. Clifford Wray

                W. Clifford WRAY, 77, died at 12:45 a.m. today at his Twelve Mile residence. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Linda C. Nicodemus

Oct. 5, 1946 – July 27, 2002

                Linda Carol NICODEMUS, 55, Akron, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Born in Akron, to Merlin P. and Mary Ruth BERGER MORRIS, she married Donald R. NICODEMUS Sept. 5, 1966, in Akron. He survives.

                Mrs. Nicodemus was an office manager at Blue Flame until retiring in 1990. She was a homemaker and past worthy matron of Akron Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Ivy Order of the Eastern Star 69, North Manchester, Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Akron, and enjoyed gardening and her family. She attended Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, and was a 1966 Akron High School graduate.

                Surviving with her husband, at home, are one son, Brian L. [NICODEMUS], at home; one sister, Lana WEAVER and husband Tim, Akron; four nieces and nephews, Laurie BOWYER, Lanae and Lashell WEAVER, all of Akron, Dale BOWYER, Rochester, and one great-niece, Danay BOWYER, Rochester.

                Preceding in death was her father, in April, 1976, and her mother, July 6, 2001.

                Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services. An Eastern Star memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

Marlee Lesley

Nov. 28, 1920 – July 27, 2002

                Marlee (STOCKDALE) COVER LESLEY, 81, Mexico, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                Born in Denver, to Curtis A. and Zula LONG STOCKDALE, she married Lewis “Bud” COVER May 31, 1941, at the home of Rev. C.F. GOLDEN, near Chili. He died Jan. 3, 1962. She married Walter Edward LESLEY Sept. 1, 1968, in Mexico. He died June 26, 1982.

                Mrs. Lesley graduated from Manchester College and earned a master’s degree from St. Francis College, Fort Wayne. She retired from North Miami Community School Corporation in 1984. She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.

                Survivors include two daughters, Linda WOODHOUSE, Campbellsville, Ky., Mary Ruth KEELING, Mexico; one stepdaughter, Joyce KEYES, Mexico; one stepson, Ed LESLEY, Macy; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two half sisters, Jenny HELMUTH and Jane SOBLOTNE, both of Kokomo; one half-brother, Gene STOCKDALE.

                Preceding in death with her husbands were two stepsons, Bill and Fred LESLEY, one


stepdaughter, Juel MONGOSA, one half sister and one half brother.

                Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Gary COLBY officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mexico Baptist Church or Gideons International.

 

Duenna R. Miller

July 24, 1916 – July 28, 2002

      Duenna Ruth MILLER, 86, North Manchester, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

      Born in Wabash, to Sylvan and Ruth TILMAN WILSON, she married Walter Cecil MILLER Nov. 19, 1941, in Wabash. He survives.

      Mrs. Miller lived in Peru for 20 years, then Rochester for 33 years. She moved to North Manchester in 1993. She spent winters in Bradenton, Fla. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Manchester College and a master’s degree from Indiana State University. She taught elementary school in Wabash, Miami and Cass Counties for 42 years. She was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church.

      Surviving with her husband, at home, are one niece, Joyce DelVECCHIO, Indianapolis; one nephew, James WILSON, of Texas.

      Preceding in death was one brother, Wendell WILSON.

      Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Rev. Fred BISHOP officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester.

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

 

Eugene J. Chudzynski

      Eugene J. CHUDZYNSKI, 80, 1225 W. Ninth St., died at 4:46 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Arthur Miller

April 24, 1918 – July 27, 2002

      Arthur MILLER, 84, died at 6 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

      Mr. Miller was born in Monterey to Charles and Helen FRY MILLER.

      Survivors include one brother, William [MILLER], Elkhart; one half-brother, Roscoe BEERWERT, Culver; three half-sisters, Alice LUTZ, Culver, Kate HARRELL, Rochester, Francis SMITH, Winamac; several nieces and nephews.

      Preceding in death were his parents, one brother, Walter [MILLER], and one sister, Daisy BROWN.

      Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ever Rest Memorial Chapel, Logansport. Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.
W. Clifford Wray

Oct. 22, 1924 – July 29, 2002

      W. Clifford WRAY, 77, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday at his Twelve Mile residence.

      Born in Adams Township, Cass County, to William C. and Martha KRIDER WRAY, he married Phyllis GRABLE Oct. 16, 1949, at Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile. She survives.

      Mr. Wray was a partner in Grable Chevrolet, Twelve Mile.

      During World War II, he served in the 99th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge. He earned the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and the Belgian Fourragere.

      He graduated in 1942 from Twelve Mile High School and received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering from Purdue University. He was Adams Township Trustee 20 years and director of Miami-Cass REMC 30 years. A lifetime member of Corinth Brethren Church, he was also a member of Twelve Mile Lions Club, past master of Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge and past patron of Twelve Mile Order of the Eastern Star. He enjoyed golf and oil painting.

      Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Brenda BADANISH and husband Emery, Fort Myers, Fla., Sue ALBIN, Farmington, N.M.; three sons, John [WRAY] and wife Barbara, Dublin, Ohio, Mark [WRAY] and wife Rebecca, Lakeville, and Jason [WRAY]. Lafayette; 11 grandchildren, Leah ALBIN, Scott, Mike, Michelle, Nathan, Austin and Amber WRAY, Zachary Myers WRAY, Emery BADANISH II, Desiree and Floyd BADANISH; two sisters, Emma Lee STALLER, Logansport, Marilou SMITH and husband Richard, Lafayette.

      Preceding in death were his parents and one grandson, Jordan WRAY.

      Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile, with Rev. Paul REEDER officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to Corinth Brethren Church.

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

 

James R. Schnitz II

June 23, 1947 – July 29, 2002

      James R. SCHNITZ II, 55, Indianapolis, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Lawrence Manor Health Care, Indianapolis.

      Born in Anderson, to James R. and Maxine L. PURDUE SCHNITZ II, he married Elizabeth Ann HOLDEN Feb. 25, 1999. She survives.

      Mr. Schnitz was an Indianapolis resident for 18 years, coming from Rochester. He was a painter and manager of Top to Bottom Cleaning Service, Indianapolis. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

      Surviving with his wife, at home, are two daughters, Tamara S. SCHNITZ, Mishawaka, Laura L. WATSON, Akron, Ohio; three sons, James R. [SCHNITZ] III and wife Michelle, Akron, Ohio, Daniel James and Phillip A. [SCHNITZ], both of Indianapolis; four stepsons, Ronald COFFMAN, McCordsville, Bennie and Thomas COFFMAN, both of Indianapolis, Ricky COFFMAN, New Paris; one stepdaughter, Sherrie HIPSKIND, Fortville; 17 grandchildren; three brothers, Jeff [SCHNITZ] and wife Lisa, Rochester, Steve [SCHNITZ] and wife Erma and Dave SCHNITZ, all of Huntington; two sisters, Pam REED and husband George, Akron, Ohio, and Kathy PINATELLI and husband Fred, Peru.

      Preceding in death were his parents and two brothers, twins Bruce and Brian [SCHNITZ].

      Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at V.A. Chapel, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion. Burial will be at


Marion National Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Eugene J. Chudzynski

March 16, 1922 – July 30, 2002

      Eugene J. CHUDZYNSKI, 80, 1225 W. Ninth St., died at 4:46 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

      Born in LaPorte, to Nicholas and Joan MILLER CHUDZYNSKI, he married Doris ANDERSON June 29, 1946, in LaPorte. She survives.

      Mr. Chudzynski earned a degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1949. He retired in 1984 from McMahon O’Connor Construction Co., after 30 years. He served eight years as Fulton County Surveyor and was instrumental in helping to reconstruct the round barn museum at Fulton County Historical Society grounds. He was a licensed engineer, land surveyor and realtor. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kiwanis Club, Fulton County Historical Society, Elks Lodge and Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and spent a year as a prisoner of war in Germany.

      Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Carol S. BRADEMAS, Mishawaka; three sons, Tom E. [CHUDZYNSKI], Rochester, David A. [CHUDZYNSKI] and wife Deborah C., South Bend, Dan R. [CHUDZYNSKI] and wife Kendra, Rochester; five grandchildren, Adam, Dylan, Ryan and Elyse CHUDZYNSKI and Kiley DAGUE; one brother, Raymond [CHUDZYNSKI], LaPorte; several nieces and nephews.

      Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Adelaide WHITE.

      Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Rev. Joseph JACOB officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. There will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church building fund or the American Cancer Society.

 

Homer V. Sampsel

June 29, 1916 – July 30, 2002

      Homer V. SAMPSEL, 86, 3644 S. Old U.S. 31, died at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

      Born in Fulton County, to Clarence and Ruth WELLER SAMPSEL, he married Caroline MILAM BURNWORTH Aug. 22, 1979, in Rochester. She survives.

      Mr. Sampsel was co-owner, with his son, of Sampsel & Son Excavating. He was a member of Rochester Masonic Lodge.

      Surviving with his wife, at home, are one daughter, Jeanine BURNS, Mishawaka; one son, Douglas [SAMPSEL] and wife Jill, Akron; one stepdaughter, Marilyn CARNEY, Mishawaka; one stepson, Larry BURNWORTH, Boerne, Texas; four grandchildren, Erik, Jeremy and Ashley SAMPSEL and Sean BURNS; two stepgranddaughters, Angela SUMMERFORD and Kristen CARNEY; four great-grandchildren.

      Preceding in death were his parents and one sister, Irene KUHN.

      Services are at 6 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the funeral home.


 

 

Esther E. Guinn

      Esther Elizabeth STUTZMAN GUINN, Venice, Fla., died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday at Venice Hospital, Venice, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, August 1, 2002

 

James R. Schnitz II

June 23, 1947 – July 29, 2002

      Due to incorrect information submitted to The Sentinel, some addresses were incorrect in the obituary of James R. SCHNITZ II, 55, Marion. Mr. Schnitz died Monday in Indianapolis. He was born in Anderson, to James R. and Maxine PURDUE SCHNITZ I. One daughter, Laura L. WATSON, one son, James R.[SCHNITZ] III and wife Michelle, and one sister, Pam REED and husband George, all are of Akron, Ind., not Akron, Ohio.

 

Claude E. Swick

March 24, 1915 – July 31, 2002

      Claude E. SWICK, 87, 6374 S. Beaver Dam Road, Claypool, died at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

      Born in Kosciusko County, to Sherman and Viola YOUNG SWICK, he married Fern WARREN May 18, 1936, in Claypool. She survives.

      Mr. Swick, a lifetime Claypool area resident, retired in 1985 from Bendix Corp., South Bend, after 33 years. He graduated in 1933 from Beaver Dam High School, where he played on the first basketball team to go to state competition. A 40-year member of Burket Fire Department, he was captain for 30 years.

      Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Arlene MILLER and husband Melvin, Warsaw, Marilyn COLLINS and husband James, Rochester, Nancy KUHN, Rochester; five sons, Frank [SWICK] and wife Judy, Mentone, Ronnie [SWICK] and wife Carolyn, Claypool, Macks [SWICK], Warsaw, David [SWICK] and wife Tammy, Warsaw, Mark [SWICK] and wife Valerie, Indianapolis; 35 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Delta SEELY and husband Robert, New Haven; one brother, Lowell [SWICK] and wife Phyllis, Pierceton.

      Preceding in death were his parents, one daughter, Phyllis [SWICK], one son, Eldon [SWICK], and one grandson.

      Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Burket United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve AUSTIN and Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7:30 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. There will be a fireman’s service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Burket Fire Department.
Friday,  August 2, 2002

 

Esther E. “Jo Dean” Guinn

May 8, 1930 – July 30, 2002

      Esther E. “Joe Dean” GUINN, 72, died in Venice, Fla., Tuesday.

      Born in Middlebury, she resided in Venice since 1986, coming from Dayton, Ohio.

      She retired from General Motors Corp. and was a member of the women’s auxiliaries of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Lodge, all of Venice, Fla.

      Survivors include friend, Edgar PHILO, Venice, Fla.; one daughter, Jodi BARNES, Venice, Fla.; one son, Doug GUINN and wife Rita, Vandalia, Ohio; three grandchildren, Shawn STURGILL and wife Laura, Venice, Fla., Tia STURGILL, Orlando, Fla., Jami GUINN, Vandalia, Ohio; one sister, Rose WEAVER, Port Townsend, Wash.; three brothers, Earl STUTZMAN and wife Barbara, Albany, Ore., Paul STUTZMAN and wife Dorothy, Harrisburg, Ore., Gilbert STUTZMAN and wife Ella, Lebonan, Ore.; three sisters-in-law, June STUTZMAN, Rochester, Irene STUTZMAN, Sun City, Ariz., Amanda STUTZMAN, Sarasota, Fla.; 37 nieces and nephews; 81 great-nieces and nephews; 17 great-great-nieces and nephews.

      Preceding in death were five brothers and one sister.

      Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick CAMPBELL officiating. Burial and graveside service will be at Mast Cemetery, near Greentown. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Following services will be a gathering at Comfort Inn, Rochester.

 

Saturday, August 3, 2002

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, August 5, 2002

 

Paul E. Bauman Sr.

Dec. 20, 1921 – Aug. 3, 2002

      Paul E. BAUMAN Sr., 80, Kewanna, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

      Born in Star City, to William F. and Lorena WANK BAUMAN, he married Florence BRAUN June 11, 1943, at St. Peters Church, Winamac. She survives.

      Mr. Bauman was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, Logansport Disabled Veterans, a charter life member of James Talbott Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1121 and a 4-H leader. He was a former board member of Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District and Thornhope Elevator. He enjoyed farming and spending time in Florida and with his grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe under General Patton.

      Surviving with his wife, at home, are five sons, Paul [BAUMAN] Jr. and wife Vivian, James [BAUMAN] and wife Carol, all of Kewanna, Fred [BAUMAN] Sr. and wife Ann, Don [BAUMAN] and wife Ann, all of Rochester, and Cletus [BAUMAN], Kokomo; two daughters, Julia KLINE and husband Gary, Kewanna, and Janece COOK and husband Kip, Plymouth; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

      Preceding in death were his parents, one brother, Carl [BAUMAN], and one sister, Anna Marie [BAUMAN].

      Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kewanna, with Father Joseph


JACOB officiating. Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery, Winamac, with graveside military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rosary being recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Treva M. Leap

Sept. 6, 1920 – Aug. 2, 2002

      Treva Mae LEAP, 81, Culver, died at 10:26 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.  Born near Kewanna, to Loran and Floy CALDWELL LEAP, she was a 1941 Leiters Ford High School graduate.

      Miss Leap was a caregiver and former member of Zion Gospel Chapel, Kewanna, and attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver. She enjoyed animals and was a music soloist.

      Survivors include her twin sister, Eva Faye LEAP, Culver, and several nieces and nephews.

      Preceding in death were her parents, one brother and two sisters.

      Services were today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna. Rev. Ron LEWELLEN officiated. Burial was at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver.

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2002

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, August 7, 2002

 

Kenneth L. Spangler

      Kenneth L. SPANGLER, 75, Warsaw, formerly of Miami County, died at 11:47 a.m. tuesda at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral home, Denver.

 

Kenneth J. Seiler

Feb. 20, 1945 - Aug. 6, 2002

      Kenneth J. SEILER, 57, 2050 South Riverview Road, Peru, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at Caring Hands Health Care Center, Peru.

      Born in Peru to Toby Jr. and Betty BRITTAIN SEILER, he married Carolyn M. YOUNG Dec. 21, 1968, at Lafayette First Presbyterian Church.  She survives.

      Mr. Seiler, a 1963 Bunker Hill High School graduate and a 1968 graduate of Indiana State University, was a design engineer for Rochester Homes, Inc., a U.S. Navy veteran and an elder of First Presbyterian Church, Peru.

      Surviving with his wife, of Peru, are his father, Toby J. SEILER, Jr., Rochester; one son, Jerry P. [SEILER], Peru; one daughter, Teresa MATHIAS and husband Tink, Rochester; one granddaughter, Samantha MATHIAS, Rochester; two brothers, Jay [SEILER] and wife Mary Ann, Kokomo, Toby J. [SEILER], and wife Christina, Rochester; two sisters, Sindy ZIRKLE and husband David, Bloomfield, and Joanie SACKETT and husband Jeff, Lewisville, Texas; one aunt, Pauline PRIBLE, Rochester.  Preceding in death was his mother.

      Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Eikenberry=Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Rev. John HESS officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or First Presbyterian Church Memories and Visions Program.


 

A. Virginia Lane

Oct. 17, 1921 - Aug. 6, 2002

      A. Virginia LANE, 80, Highland, died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday at Munster Community Hospital.

      Born in Cass County, to Thearn D. and Beatrice TITUS GROGG, she married Lawrence LANE Feb. 24, 1940, in Akron.  He died Dec. 20, 1996.

      Mrs. Lane worked at General Tire and was a homemaker and musician.  She was a member of First Church of Christicn Scientist.

      Survivors include one son, Larry LANE, Griffith; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen NICODEMUS, Akron; one brother, Arthur GROGG, Afton, Va.

      Preceding in death were her parents, one son and two sisters.

      Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, 335 S. Chippewa, Roann, with Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be at Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

 

Thursday, August 8, 2002

 

Eldon H. Unger

Nov. 18, 1914 - Aug. 7, 2002

      Eldon H. UNGER, 87, formerly of Monterey, died at noon Wednesday at his Tavares, Fla., residence.

      Born in Medford, Wis., to Edward and Elizabeth HOOVER UNGER, he married Arie WADE Sept. 30, 1989, in Monterey.  She survives.

      Mr. Unger was a farmer.

      Surviving with his wife, at home, are three daughters, Normalou ASHBY and husband Bill and Eldona FOX and husband Don, all of Logansport, Rosalie REED and husband Larry, Onward; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen WARNECKE and husband Ken, Leesburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

      Preceding in death were his parents, three sisters, three brothers, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

      Private graveside services and burial will be at Metea Cemetery.  Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Kenneth L. Spangler

Oct. 2, 1926 - Aug. 6, 2002

      Kenneth Leroy SPANGLER, 75, Warsaw, formerly of Miami County and Lacey Spring, Ala., died at 11:47 a.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

      Born in Gary, to Kenneth E. and Alberta Louise BULLOCK SPANGLER, he married Norma L. FISHER July 30, 1952, at Chili Baptist Church.  She died Aut. 24, 1993.  He married Marilla SPANGLER June 9, 2000, in Lacey Spring, Ala.  She survives.

      Mr. Spangler, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, was a tool and die maker at Dana Corp., Marion, for 30 years.  He retired in 1985.  He was a member of the Chili Baptist Church, a 50-year member and past master of Mexico Masonic Lodge and past patron of Vashti Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, Mexico.

      Surviving with his wife, at home, are one son, Timothy L. SPANGLER and wife Mary E., Lacey Spring, Ala.; and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Jason and Patrick SPANGLER.

      Preceding in death with his first wife were his parents, one brother, Perry K. SPANGLER, and


two sister, Grace SANDERSON and Patricia COLE.

      Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral home, Denver.  Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Kenneth W. Coffing

Feb. 29, 1928 - Aug. 6, 2002

      Kenneth W. “Bill” COFFING, 74, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at his Logansport residence.

      Born in Cass County, to Jacob Russell and Goldie Pearl WILES COFFING, he married        E. Lucille GRAUEL Aug. 7, 1949, in Metea.  She died Sept. 19, 2000.

      Mr. Coffing retired from Conrail Railroad after 44 years.  He owned and operated Coffings    Ro-Way Door Sales & Service.  He was a member of Metea Baptist Church and Tipton Masonic Lodge 33 Free & Accepted Masons.

      Survivors include two daughters, Kathy COFFING, Logansport, Mary Jane COFFING CONN and husband Roger, Carmel; two sons, Kenneth Richard [COFFING], Goshen, Danny [COFFING] and wife Diane, Logansport; ten grandchildren, Danielle, Lindsey, Sydney and Jacob CONN, Kelly SIMMS, Brianna and Brittney ROPP, Daniel COFFING, Greg TURPIN and Lori EBANS; six great-grandchildren; five sisters, June GARROW and husband Ed, Rachel STEWART and husband Kenneth, all of Mishawaka, Nina LYNCH and husband Max, Rochester; Betty LEWIS and husband Ed, Twelve Mile; Joan COFFING, Indianapolis; three brothers, Richard [COFFING] and wife Gladys, Roann, Donald [COFFING] and wife Donna, Mexico, Dewey [COFFING] and wife Virginia, Burnettsville; several nieces and nephews.

      Services are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Gundrum Funeral home, 1603 E. Broadway St., Logansport, with Brother Michael CANTRELL officiating.  Burial will be at Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  A Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Metea Baptist Church or one’s charity of choice.

 

Friday, August 9, 2002

 

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Saturday, August 10, 2002

 

Kurtis James Smith

June 18, 1958 - Aug. 9, 2002

      Kurtis James SMITH, 44, died at his 301 Main St., Rochester home at 12:23 p.m. Friday.

      Born in South Bend to Bill and Kathleen SHOEMAKER SMITH, he lived in the Fulton County area since the age of 5.  He had been in failing health since April.

      A 1976 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School, he earned a bachelors degree in Communications from Manchester collegte in 1986.  He was a motor carrier for the South Bend Tribune.

      Mr. Smith is survived by his mother, Kathleen SHOEMAKER SMITH, Rochester; three sisters, Vanessa HALL and husband Larry, Bourbon, Danni SPRADLING and husband Phil, Huntington, Toni BRADLEY and husband Jerry, Tippecanoe; one brother Kraig S. SMITH, rochester; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

      He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

      Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Steve FLECK officiating.  Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call


from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or the Fulton County Cancer Society.

 

Margaret E. Zumbaugh Helt

      Margaret E. ZUMBAUGH HELT, 70, 3035 East & 300 North, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at her residence.  Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Dolores McGrew

June 3, 1908 - Aug. 9, 2002

      Dolores “Dode” “Granny” McGREW, 94, died at her 504 W. Dunn St., Fulton, home at 1:55 p.m. Friday.

      Mrs. McGrew was born in Fulton County to Seymour and Anna WOLFE BLACKETOR.  She married Glenn McGREW on Dec. 15, 1928 in Rochester.  He preceded her in death on May 8, 1969.

      She cooked in restaurants in Fulton and Rochester and was well known for her pie baking.  A longtime babysitter, she enjoyed her large garden.

      Mrs. McGrew was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple and a 1939 charter member of the Home Circle Home Economics Club.

      Surviving are two sons Robert and wife Nellie McGREW, and Don and wife Freda McGREW all of Fulton; four grandchildren Ken McGREW, Rochester, Keith and Lyn McGREW, Fulton, Tami and Toni HENDERSON, Rochester, and Bobbi and John FITZPATRICK, Fishers.  Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren Sara ans Scott MacGREAGOR, Fishers, Josie McGREW, Lafayette, Kelsie McREW, Rochester, Emily FITZPATRICK, Indianapolis, Rusty McGREW, South Bend, Bob McGREW, Rochester, Bret HENDERSON, Rochester and Nathan FITZPATRICK, Indianapolis, and one sister Bonnie and Paul DAVIS, Rochester.

      Preceding in death were one grandson, Kraig McGREW, three brothers and four sisters.

      Graveside services will be at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.

 

Monday, August 12, 2002

 

Helen L. Sherbondy

Sept. 15, 1916 - Aug. 11, 2002

      Helen L. SHERBONDY, 85, formerly of Argos, died at 12:04 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

      Born in Rochester to Frank and Mollie HAGAN SAUSAMAN, she married Eldon SHERBONDY Nov. 4, 1939, in Rochester.  He died Sept. 17, 1971.

      Mrs. Sherbondy retired as a radio dispatcher for the Argos police and fire departments.  She was a memvber of Argos United Methodist church and the American Association of Retired Persons.  She came to Argos from Kewanna in 1962.

      Survivors include special friends Ray and Brenda PETERS, Argos.

      Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Robin SMITH officiating. Burial will be at Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon Wednesday until time of service.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Police Department or Argos Fire Department.
Rosemary Williams

Feb. 9, 1923 - Aug. 10, 2002