The Rochester Sentinel

 2005

Monday, January 3, 2005

Gloria M. Fellers Alber

Gloria M. Fellers ALBER, 73, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.

Tuesday. January 4, 2005


 

Gloria M. Fellers Alber

Oct. 20, 1931–Jan. 2, 2005 Gloria M. Fellers ALBER, 73, of 705 E. Fourth St., Lot 16, Rochester, passed away at

11:40 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she was a patient since Dec. 28.

Born in Rochester to Harry and Marie Barter Sr., she lived most of her life in the Akron and Rochester communities. She was first married to Charles Lee Fellers on May 12, 1950, in Akron. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1988. She then married Joseph Alber on Dec. 28, 1999, in Rochester. He survives at home.

Gloria was a 1949 graduate of Rochester High School. She was employed at Chamberlin Products, Akron, and later retired from Hart, Schaffner & Marx. She was a charter member of the Manitou Moose Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 36 and was current chaplain. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She attended First Christian Church, Rochester, and loved spending time reading and being with her dog, Janie Lou.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Susan and husband Jake Smith, Middletown; one daughter-in-law, Eileen Fellers, Rochester; three grandchildren, Lori Fellers, Rochester, Brad Fellers, Indianapolis, Cory Fellers, Portland, Ore.; one great-granddaughter, Courtney Fellers. She was preceded in death by a husband, Charles Fellers; one son, Stephen; and two brothers, Harry Barter Jr. and Gale Barter.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. No visitation is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.


 

Gary L. Howe

Feb. 5, 1938–Jan. 2, 2005

Gary L. HOWE, 66, of 3129 Southeast Lakeshore Drive, Macy, passed away at 11 p.m. Sunday in Peru.

Born in Red Bluff, Calif., to Harold L. and Lucille Foley Howe, he worked for 30 years as an inspector at LaSalle Steel, Hammond. Mr. Howe was a U.S. Air Force veteran, attended St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru, and was a member of the Moose, Rochester, and the Literary Aid Society, Peru.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa L. Colgrove, Hot Springs, Ark.; one brother, Phillip Howe Duranham, Bofkona, Calif.; three sisters, Donna Skinner and husband Walton, Roseville, Calif., Deanna Roberts, Boise, Idaho, Carol Howe, Cecile Allen and husband Jim, Cheryl Miller and husband Fred, all of Red Bluff, Calif., Judy Howe, Modesto, Calif., Wanda Stout and husband Perry, Corning, Calif.; one grandson, Jacob Smucz; a friend, Elizabeth Rohn and her children, Robert Frye, Karen Winfrey, and Kelli Smith; her grandchildren, Tom Frye, Cressie and Chad Deskins. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ron Howe; and two sisters, Audrey and Arlene Howe.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru, with the Rev. Francis I. Kilcline III officiating. Burial is at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Peru. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru. A prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

Esther H. Klinefelter

May 15, 1919–Jan. 3, 2005

Esther H. KLINEFELTER, 85, Kewanna, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Monday at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester.

Born in Clayton, Ill., to Tilden Stone and Malinda Crabtree, she married Verlin E. Klinefelter Sr. on May 18, 1940, in Quincy, Ill. He passed away on Aug. 2, 1993.

Mrs. Klinefelter was a homemaker and attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She was very active collecting antique buttons and glassware. She graduated from Versailles High School, Ill., in 1937, and moved to Kewanna in 1958.

Survivors include two sons, Verlin Klinefelter Jr. and his wife Anita, Nick Klinefelter Sr. and his wife Markeeta, all of Kewanna; one daughter, Linda Gottschalk and her husband Bill, Bonita Springs, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, January 5, 2005


 

Patricia M. Barden Blomquist Jarvis

March 6, 1943–Jan. 4, 2005

Patricia M. Barden BLOMQUIST Jarvis, 61, of 6444 S. Sunset Blvd., (Nyona Lake) Macy, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Born on March 6, 1943, in Phoenix, she was the daughter of Arnold and Thelma Shackelford Barden. On Aug. 20, 1959, in Phoenix, she married Harold Blomquist. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1965. On June 10, 1966, in Oakford, she married Robert E. Jarvis Sr. He survives.

Mrs. Jarvis was a past secretary of the former Nyona Lake Lions Club and Nyona/South Mud Lakes Booster Association and a member of Fulton United Methodist Church. She was an avid Denver Bronco and Notre Dame fan.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Jarvis Sr., Macy; daughters, Vonnie and husband Bill Sanders, Rochester, and Dena Spradling, Macy; sons, Michael and wife Cheri Blomquist, Rochester, Carl “Archie” Blomquist, Hayden, Colo., and Bob Jr. and wife Betsy Jarvis, Logansport; her mother, Thelma McCarthy, Bryant, S.D.; stepbrother, Willard “Bud” Day, Jacksonville, Texas; grandchildren, Steven Sanders and fiancee Shawnna Wilson, Stephanie

Sanders and fiance Tony Hayden, all of Logansport, Maggie Murphy, Patrick Murphy, both of Rochester; Kyle Spradling, Macy, April Blomquist and husband Eric Robertson, Rochester, Kari Blomquist, Kremmling, Colo., and Scooter Jarvis, Logansport; great-grandchildren, Natasha Sanders, Taylor Hayden and Jarrett Hayden, all of Logansport. She was preceded in death by her father and stepfather, Dale McCarthy.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Nyona/South Mud Lakes Booster Association or Fulton United Methodist Church.


 

Lelah L. Hendry

July 22, 1920–Jan. 4, 2005

Lelah L. HENDRY, 84, North Manchester, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Walkerton, to Frank and Marjorie Jamison Ullery, she married Floyd Hendry on May 23, 1949. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1988. 

She and her husband owned Indiana Cafe, Rochester. She later worked at Moore’s Store and Enyart’s True Value Hardware, also in Rochester. After moving to North Manchester, she worked at Heckman Bindery, where she retired after 20 years. She was a member of West Eel River Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake.

Survivors include her son, David Hendry, North Manchester; stepsons, Don Hendry, Lincolnville, and Arnold Hendry, Fort Wayne; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jim (Delores) Young, Elkhart, and Mrs. Bob (LaVerne) Sonafrank, Somerset; a niece she raised, Mrs. George (Carol) Wilson, Peru; and 11 stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister. 

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Tinkel officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester. Memorials may be made to West Eel River Church of the Brethren.


 

Mitchell Minix

Mitchell MINIX, Sevierville, Tenn., and formerly of Winamac, passed away Dec. 26 at Sevier County Health Center.

Survivors include three sons, Paul, Dunnellon, Fla., Mark, Kewanna, Larry, Rochester; four daughters, Pam Minix, Kewanna, Eleanor Frakes, Winamac, Patricia Minix, Logansport, and JoAnn Minix, Rochester; five brothers, RV, AC and Sam, all of Kentucky, and Landon and Wardie, both of Indiana; and three sisters, Marylin Bolen, Kentucky, Carlie Brady and Julephine Mann, Indiana.

Funeral services were Dec. 29 at Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville, Ky.

Thursday, January 6, 2005


 

Helen M. Dean

Helen M. DEAN, 85, of 331 W. Church St., Argos, died Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Charles Dean, at home; one son, Rev. Richard Dean, Argos; and one sister, Marylee Madden, Battle Creek, Mich.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Bentley Wesleyan Church, Burton, Mich. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Friday or one hour prior to her service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are by Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Friday, January 7, 2005


 

Carolyn J. Davis

April 13, 1929–Jan. 4, 2005

Carolyn J. DAVIS, 75, Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Tuesday in Tallahassee.

Mrs. Davis was born April 13, 1929, in Rochester. She moved to Tallahassee, from South Florida in 1978. Mrs. Davis was a Protestant by faith. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard A. Davis, at home, and a sister, Peggy Gaiser, Stuart, Fla. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard McDonald Davis.

Her memorial service is 11 a.m. Monday at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home - Riggins Road Chapel, 1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, Fla.


 

Dee Alan Jones

March 15, 1950–Dec. 31, 2004

Dee Alan JONES, 54, of 1601 VFW Drive, Rochester, passed away at home Friday.

Born in Fort Wayne to Don R. Jones and Alpha O. Jones, he married Jeannine Durocher. Mr. Jones was a service technician at NIPSCO for 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannine Jones, at home; two stepchildren, Tammy and Adam Trask, Caribou, Maine; one brother, Dan R. Jones, Fort Wayne; one niece, Helen, Auburn; two nephews, Chris, who resides in Virginia, and Zach, Muncie; one sister-in-law, Gladie and husband, Tim Shively, Peru; and some of the most wonderful friends anyone could ever have. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ray Jones.

Dee was a Vietnam veteran and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343, Rochester. He was also a member of the Moose Post No. 1107, the American Legion Post No. 36, the Elks Lodge No. 2120, and the Eagles Lodge No. 852, all of Rochester.

His memorial service is 5 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester VFW. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 420 Main St., Rochester, or to the family. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are by Advantage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2403 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne.


 

Ruth M. Snyder

Ruth M. SNYDER, 88, of 767 W. Sixth St., Rochester, died at 10:53 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, January 8, 2005

Bennie E. Smith

March 28, 1937 – Jan. 6, 2005

Bennie M. SMITH, 67, of Macy, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born on March 28, 1937, to Ivan Russell and Minnie Marie Downs Smith. Bennie and his wife, Connie, were married on Dec. 29, 1962.

Bennie graduated from Frankfort High School in 1956 and retired from the Navy as Chief Electrician where he served from Aug. 26, 1956, to March of 1976. He worked at Hendrickson Distributing for 20 years after retiring from the Navy. He was a member of the Beaver Dam Methodist Church, the Moose Lodge in Rochester, the Elks Lodge in Rochester, the Eagles Lodge in Rochester, the former Russiaville American Legion and the Moss Creek Golf Club. He was an avid golfer, fisher, and enjoyed reading and boating.

Survivors include his wife, Connie; four daughters, Cynthia Smith, Indianapolis, Melinda Simons and husband Stuart, Tarpon Springs, Fla., Carole Falucho, Alpharetta, Ga., Kelly Whittle and husband Danny, Chester, Va.; six sisters, Helen Rayles and husband Dick, Frankfort, Norma Smith, Frankfort, Mickey Hodson, Forest, Patty Smith and husband Frances, Arizona, Jane Rodkey and husband Dave, Frankfort, Joan Elliott and husband John, Frankfort; one sister-in-law, Susan Harris and husband Tom, Muncie; seven grandchildren, Trina Evans and husband Brad, Samantha Simmons, Alexandria Simmons, Olivia Simmons, Marc Anthony Falucho, Morgan Whittle, Benjamin Whittle; and three great-grandchildren, Braden, Garrett and Loralei Evans.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Russell Smith.

Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Rob Salwald officiating. Military rites will follow the service. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Beaver Dam Methodist Church.


 

Ruth M. Snyder

Nov. 14, 1916–Jan. 6, 2005

Ruth M. SNYDER, 88, of 767 W. Sixth St., Rochester, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, South Bend, following an illness.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, to Jule and Laura Albright St. John. Ruth and her husband, Harold, were married at St. James Catholic Church, Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 2, 1937. They recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.

Ruth and Harold owned and operated Snyder’s Jewelry in Rochester for almost 40 years, from 1946 through 1985.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and served as president of the Retail Merchants Association. Ruth enjoyed playing golf, bridge and dancing. She also enjoyed traveling, but what she loved the most was the company of her family and friends.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Harold; and their children, David (Carolee), Hartford City, Jim (Jeannie) Snyder, Johnson City, Tenn., Laura Lee (Ben) Handel, Mattapoisett, Mass., and Julie (Jim) Katte, Mequon, Wis. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. After the visitation, family and friends are invited to say the rosary for Ruth at

7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Her memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. The family requests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society.

Monday, January 10, 2005


 

Edward Hancock

Edward HANCOCK, 82, Warsaw Meadows Nursing Home, Warsaw, formerly of Roann, died Saturday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital emergency room, Warsaw. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Haines, Roann; and one sister, Lorraine Whittenberger, Akron.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation is from 1­2 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 

Ralph E. Showley

July 11, 1908–Jan. 7, 2005

Ralph E. SHOWLEY, 96, Kewanna, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Friday at his residence. Born in Fulton County to Arthur D. and Bertha E. Kersey Showley, he married Hazel Viola Walker on Oct. 28, 1928, in Ludington, Mich. She passed away on Sept. 11, 1973.

Mr. Showley was a retired farmer, upholsterer, and gardener and was a member and trustee of the former Prairie Grove Evangelical United Brethren Church. He was a lifetime member of the Moose and American Legion posts of Rochester and a member of the VFW James Talbott Post, Kewanna. He graduated from Kewanna High School in 1926 and was a card player and an avid I.U. fan.

Survivors include two sons, Don Showley and wife Glenda, Rochester, Robert Showley and wife Linda, Kewanna; one daughter, Linda Hoff and husband Rod, Kewanna; one sister, Elnora Shurte, Capitola, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Lee Carr who is survived by Russell Dean Carr; two brothers, Dale and Harlin Showley; one sister, Letha Layman; and one granddaughter, Cheryl Jean Hizer.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with the Rev. Dave Sommers officiating. Burial is at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to his service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.


 

Ruth M. Snyder

Nov. 14, 1916–Jan. 6, 2005

Ruth M. SNYDER, 88, of 767 W. Sixth St., Rochester, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, South Bend, following an illness.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, to Jule and Laura Albright St. John. Ruth and her husband, Harold, were married at St. James Catholic Church, Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 2, 1937. They recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.

Ruth and Harold owned and operated Snyder’s Jewelry in Rochester for almost 40 years, from 1946 through 1985.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and served as president of the Retail Merchants Association. Ruth enjoyed playing golf, bridge and dancing. She also enjoyed traveling, but what she loved the most was the company of her 

family and friends.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Harold; and their children, David (Carolee), Hartford City, Jim (Jeannie) Snyder, Johnson City, Tenn., Laura Lee (Ben) Handel, Mattapoisett, Mass., and Julie (Jim) Katte, Mequon, Wis. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. After the visitation, family and friends are invited to say the rosary for Ruth at 7:30

p.m. at the funeral home.

Her memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. The family requests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


 

Teresa Ann Anderson

Oct. 3 1931–Jan. 8, 2005

Teresa Ann ANDERSON, 73, Omro, Wis., formerly of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly Saturday at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis. She was born on Oct. 3, 1931, and graduated from Central Senior High School in South Bend on June 8, 1949. Teresa joined the Womens Air Corps. and was stationed in Great Falls, Mont., where she met and later married Marvin D. Anderson on Feb. 13, 1953. In 1978, Teresa and Marvin moved to Rochester. Teresa was employed at Fulton County Library in Rochester until her retirement in 2003. 

Teresa is survived by three daughters, Kathy Lee Anderson, Omro, Wis.; Dolores Elaine Anderson, and Terri Jo Ashline, both of Topeka, Kan.; four grandchildren, Cpl. Scott R. Anderson, Ft. Lewis, Wash.; Cory L. Ashline, Tiffany A. Ashline, and Emily Ruth Anderson, all of Topeka, Kan.; one great-granddaughter, Isabella Nicole Gabavics-Anderson, Oshkosh, Wis.; one brother and one sister, Jack Schuck, and Virginia Dineen, both of Buchanan, Mich. Teresa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin D. Anderson; and one son, Dennis Dee Anderson.

Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Jefferson streets, Rochester, with the Rev. Ben Whitfield officiating. Burial has taken place at Winneconne Cemetery, Winneconne, Wis. Arrangements are by Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, Wis.


 

Jennie T. Wolf

Jennie T. WOLF, 96, formerly of Frankfort, born and raised in Rochester, died Saturday at Colonial Oaks Nursing Home, Metairie, La.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jane Hurley, Metairie, La.; and one sister, Ada Neher, Catawissa, Mo.

Her graveside service is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Frankfort. No visitation is planned. Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

[None] Thursday, January 13, 2005


 

Bonnie J. Howard Douglass

Bonnie J. Howard DOUGLASS, 76, of 324 E. Fifth St., Peru, died Tuesday at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Douglass, Peru; her parents, Dwight and Lavon Dailey Douglass, Amboy; one son, John Templeton, Concord, Calif.; and one brother, Phillip Douglass, Conover, N.C.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 

Harry Junior See

Harry Junior SEE, 85, Deedsville, died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.


 

David L. Summe

May 7, 1935–Jan. 11, 2005

David L. SUMME, 69, Russiaville, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday at his home.

Born in Howard County to Rolla M. and Esther D. Sink Summe, he married Marilyn Ann Robertson on June 5, 1955, in Forest. She survives.

Mr. Summe was a self-employed public accountant for 16 years. He then merged to Bergstrom, Summe, Lenon & Clark until he retired on April 15, 1998. He graduated from Northwestern High School in 1953 and attended Butler and Purdue universities. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and loved the Farm, fishing, Texas, family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy J. Newton, Logansport, Dawn E. Lytle and husband Andy, Rochester; one son, Todd L. Summe and wife Isabel, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother, Richard D. Summe and wife Connie, Zionsville; one special brother-in-law, B.J. Caldwell; one special sister-in-law, Clare Caldwell, Forest; grandchildren, Kalem Newton, Andrea Stout and husband Jake, Josh Lytle, all of Kokomo, Jeremy Lytle and wife Nikki, Groton, Conn.; Daniel Summe and Thomas Summe, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., Drew Summe and Justin Summe, both of Cape Coral, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren whom he loved. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at Neptune Funeral Home, 44 Michigan Road, Burlington, with Chaplain Larry Whinnery officiating. Burial is at Mound Cemetery, Howard County. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cassville United Methodist Church.

Friday, January 14, 2005


 

Mary A. R. Carter

Mary A. R. CARTER, 90, 11 Greenlawn Place Apartments, Akron, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital, Indiana-polis.

Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Stanley, Southwick, Mass., and Linda Casey, Lebanon, Ohio; and three sons, Lawrence Carter, Rochester, Bruce Carter, Ludlowe, Mass., and Edward Carter, Maple Grove, Minn.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday.


 

Jacquelyne J. Hagenbush

April 30, 1930–Jan. 14, 2005 Jacquelyne J. HAGENBUSH, 74, of 6202 North U.S. 31, Peru, passed away at 12:05

a.m. today at her residence. Born in Rochester to Frank M. and Edna Hatch Palmer, she married Donald Hagenbush on Feb. 5, 1950, at Macy Christian Church.

Mrs. Hagenbush was a homemaker and graduated from Macy High School in 1949. She attended Olive Branch Church of God and was president of the Macy Mothers Club and Miami County Democratic Women, and vice-chairman of the Miami County Democratic Party.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Hagenbush, Peru; one son, Christopher and wife Deborah Hagenbush, Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann and husband David Appleton, Macy; three grandchildren, Sarah Hagenbush, Andrew Lee Hagenbush and Brandon Appleton; one sister, Carol and husband Joe Dolce, Miami, Fla.; three brothers-in-law, Ivo and wife Kay Hagenbush Jr., Tyner, Richard and wife Betty Hagenbush, Argos, Glen Clark, South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Tracy, Argos, and Betty Palmer, Peru; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Appleton in 2004; brothers, W.V., Frank M., Richard J. and Dean Palmer; sisters, Beulah Palmer, Frances Roberts, Marcia Clark and Patricia Neal.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with pastors Lowell Burrus and Lawrence See officiating. Burial is at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Christopher Appleton Memorial Fund at the Olive Branch Church of God.


 

Judith A. Heath

June 27, 1938–Jan. 12, 2005

Judith A. HEATH, 66, of 502 Logan St., Kewanna, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

Born in Stockwell to George A. Thomas and Mary Helen Judkins, she was a homemaker and had a companionship with Harold Stephens.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Diana Cochran, Kokomo; one son, Bill Gupton Jr., Nurnberg, Germany; one stepson, Charles Cochran Jr., Frankfort, one sister, Patricia and husband Euel Birge, Rochester; one brother, Edgar and wife Joan Thomas, Kewanna; one halfbrother, John Steven Thomas, Frankfort; one stepbrother, Robert and wife Joyce Galvin, Frankfort; one stepmother, Florence E. Thomas, Kewanna; one stepsister, Vicki Gupton, Kewanna; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one halfbrother, Richard Lee Galvin; and one halfsister, Roberta Lynn Galvin.

Her memorial service will be held at a later date. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Ethel R. Johnson

Ethel R. JOHNSON, 77, of 1232 E. Clark St., Warsaw, born in Rochester, died Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy L. Mitterling, Warsaw; four brothers, Fred E. Baker, Mishawaka, Paul E. Baker, Elkhart, Waldo E. Baker, LaPorte, Ira E. Baker, Laotto; and one halfsister, LuEdith Severns, Rochester.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.


 

Stella M. March

Sept. 29, 1922–Jan. 13, 2005

Stella M. MARCH, 82, Hickory Creek at Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of Rochester and Phoenix, Ariz., passed away at 5:40 a.m. Thursday at the nursing home.

Born in Cass County to Henry L. Swayzee and Stella F. Bingaman, she married Victor E. March on March 30, 1941, in Bourbon. He passed away on May 26, 1998.

Mrs. March was a homemaker and member of Metea Baptist Church. She liked to crochet, play cards and spend time with her family. She graduated from Royal Center High School in 1941.

Survivors include two sons, Kent and wife Cathy March, Lucerne, Roger and wife Patricia March, Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Barbara Mills, Macy, Phyllis and husband Tom Lechner, Glendale, Ariz., Linda and husband Carl Watt, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Everett Swayzee, Millington, Tenn., Dickie and wife Carol Swayzee, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Dorothy Thompson, Royal Center; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mack and Joe Swayzee; one sister, Irene Pickens; one granddaughter, Adrienna March; and one son-in-law, Gordon Mills.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center chapel, with Brother Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial is at Metea Baptist Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until the time of her service. Memorials may be made to Metea Baptist Church and/or Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester.


 

Jeffrey Howard Priester

Jeffrey Howard PRIESTER, 48, of 243 Main St., Rochester, died at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 7 at Menominee Recreational Center Area, Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Pamela S. Priester, Plymouth, and several sisters and brothers.  His memorial service will be held on a later date. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Harry Junior See

Aug. 28, 1919–Jan. 12, 2005

Harry Junior SEE, 85, Deedsville, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Born on Aug. 28, 1919, at his current residence, he was the son of Harry J. See and Jessie McGuire See. On Jan. 10, 1942, he married Donna Holcomb at Sharon in the home of Rev. Jack Yarian. They were married 63 years. She survives.

Surviving with his wife are two children, a son, Joe See and wife Pat, and a daughter, Kathy Carlson and husband Jerry, all of Deedsville; four grandchildren, Kelly Roth and husband Rod, Kandy Barker, Scott See and wife Shannon, and Sarah Carlson; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley See, Randy See, Patients See, Josh Roth, Zac Roth, Aaron Barker and Austin Barker; several cousins; and one sister, Mary Frances Angle, Clearwater, Fla. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Lori Carlson, and an infant sister, Martha See.

Mr. See was a lifetime member of the Deedsville IOOF No. 650 and a 49-year member of the Manitou Moose No. 1107, Rochester. He retired in 1996 from the heating and air conditioning business. He had also been a sheet metal worker.

His graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Deedsville IOOF Cemetery with Rev. Bill Babb officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Memorials may be made to the Deedsville IOOF Cemetery.


 

George W. Yund

George W. YUND, 93, Logansport, died Thursday at Logansport Memorial Hospi-tal. His wife, Dorothy Yund, Hammond, survives.

His funeral service is 3 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is one hour prior to his service at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 15, 2005


 

Frank V. Brewer

July 22, 1942–Jan. 13, 2005

Frank V. BREWER, 62, of 2673 South East Lakeshore Drive, Macy, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following a short illness.

Born in Bay City, Mich., to Robert E. Brewer and Frances Hene, he married Roberta E. Kabat on June 11, 1988, in North Manchester. He was an electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta E. Brewer, Macy; his mother, Frances Brewer, Bay City, Mich.; one daughter, Elizabeth; one son, Michael; one stepson, Richard Eubank, Logansport; one granddaughter, Kendra Pickett, Kokomo; and two brothers, Wayne and wife Eva Brewer, Union, Mich., and William and wife Carolyn Brewer, Cassopolis, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father.

His memorial service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Talma Community Building, Talma. Fellowship will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


 

Bertha J. Thacker

May 18, 1922 -Jan. 14, 2005

Bertha Jane THACKER, 82, of 5388 15th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 2 p.m. Friday at her residence.

Born in Plymouth to Alva and Hazel Kindig Thompson, she married Mark Thacker on Aug. 10, 1941 in Plymouth.

Survivors include husband Mark Thacker, Tippecanoe; three daughters, Mary Lou Grohowski, Elizabeth Hanson and Terri Jo Williams. Two sons, James and Marvin. 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Three sisters, Eva Lawmaster, Erma Ellinger and Bernice Reese. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Eldon and Charles Thompson.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Sunday at the Inwood United Methodist Church, Inwood, IN with Pastor Gail Law officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery northeast of Argos. Visitation will be at Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 4-8 p.m. Saturday or at the church one hour prior to services.

Monday, January 17, 2005


 

Juanita Fern Peters

Juanita Fern PETERS, 90, of 3573 E. 500 North, Rochester, died Sunday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation begins one hour prior to the service.


 

P. Carline Rabey

P. Carline RABEY, 65, of 3030 Blackford Drive, Tippecanoe, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday

at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Robert Rinard

Robert RINARD, 56, Argos, died at 8:05 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Richard L. Rosenbury

Richard L. ROSENBURY, 74, of 3888 Baldwin Drive, Lafayette, and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Home Hospital, Lafayette. 

Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Rosenbury, Clovis, N.M.; two daughters, Julia Summers, Akron, and Jerri M. Good, Fort Wayne; one brother, Robert R. Rosenbury, Rochester; and one sister, Judith A. Walgamuth, Akron.

There will be no services. Hippensteel Funeral Home, Lafayette, is handling arrangements.


 

Howard G. VanScoy

Howard G. VANSCOY, 87, of 605 E. Water St., Akron, died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005


 

Barbara Gail Olson

Nov. 2, 1962–Jan. 17, 2005

Barbara Gail OLSON, 42, 1021 Main St., Rochester, passed away at 1 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born on Nov. 2, 1962, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Bill and Barbara Hughes. On Jan. 21, 1981, in Chicago, she married John L. Olson. He survives at home.

Mrs. Olson was a homemaker, avid reader and bowler, who participated in bowling leagues at Quick’s Lanes. She enjoyed cats and collecting angels.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Darla and husband Sean Cochran, Cathy Olson and fiance B.J. Tuttle, and Carol Olson and fiance Robert Sprague, all of Rochester; two sons, John L. Olson Jr. and fiancee Karis Crispen, and Jimmy and wife Ginny Olson, all of Rochester; her mother, Barbara Hughes, Rochester; three grandchildren, Zachary Cochran, John L. Olson III and Angel Olson, all of Rochester; two brothers, Donald and wife Lillian Hughes, Rochester, Dewayne and wife Sandria Hughes, Chicago, Ill.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, 1101 Jefferson St., Rochester, with the Rev. Robert George officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to her service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the Barbara Gail Olson Memorial Fund.


 

P. Carline Rabey

P. Carline RABEY, 65, 3030 Blackford Drive, Tippecanoe, died Sunday at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, Billy R. Rabey, Plymouth, David C. Rabey, Tippecanoe; two sisters, Sharon Mosser, Greenwood, W.Va., and Patty Rife, Dowagiac, Mich.; and three brothers, Martin L. Williams, South Bend, Bill Williams, Fountain, Colo., and Eugene Williams, Coldwater, Mich.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation is from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to her service Thursday.


 

Robert Ralph Rinard

Robert Ralph RINARD, 56, of 208 N. Michigan St., died Monday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Rinard, at home; one daughter, Gina Fielder, Argos, one sister, Carol Mylar, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and one brother, Jeff Rinard, South Bend.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday or one hour prior to his service Friday.


 

Howard G. VanScoy

Aug. 29, 1917–Jan. 16, 2005

Howard G. VANSCOY, 87, of 605 E. Water St., Akron, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Born in Chicago, Ill., to Howard and E. Marie Bower VanScoy, he married Joanna Leininger on Feb. 5, 1950, in Urbana. She survives at home.

Mr. VanScoy was a heating and A/C sales engineer for Bryant Hedback, Indianapolis. He was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, Akron Lions, Lincoln Masonic Lodge, Akron Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Akron Town Hall Building Corp. and a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Darlene and husband Donald Mooth, Mokena, Ill., and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Cadenhead.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Don Dexheimer officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Lodge service at 7

p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church.


 

Nilah G. Baber

Nilah G. BABER, 80, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at 2:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Catherine ‘Mick’ Barnett

Catherine “Mick” BARNETT, 72, of 4735 Olson Road, Rochester, passed away at 5 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. (Indiana 14 West), Rochester.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


 

Nilah G. Baber

Nov. 6, 1924–Jan. 18, 2005

Nilah G. BABER, 80, of 705 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born on Nov. 6, 1924, in Pierceton, she was the daughter of Laurence and Georgia Bryant Edwards. On Sept. 6, 1944, in Macy, she married Ronald L. Baber. He survives. Mrs. Baber was a retired civil servant from Grissom Air Force Base. She was a 50-year member of the Macy Chapter 124 Order of the Eastern

Star, who served as past matron, and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. She enjoyed snorkeling and shelling while living in Guam as well as extensive travel in the Far East and Europe. Her hobbies included reading, mushroom hunting and fishing.

Survivors include her husband Ronald L. Baber, Rochester; son, Rick L. Baber, Rochester; daughters, Bar-bara and husband, Edward Brown, Kokomo, and Carol and husband, Dave Damron, Rochester; grandchildren, Ron and wife, Cheryl Baber, Lafayette, Paul and wife, Dawn Baber, Virginia Beach, Va., Kyle and wife, Megan Damron, Somerset, Ky., and Seth Brown, Kokomo; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold and wife, Esther Edwards, Warsaw, and Kenneth D. Edwards, Grove-land, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Dessie Renfro and Garnet Allen.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.


 

Catherine I. 'Mick’ Barnett

March 17, 1932–Jan. 17, 2005

Catherine I. “Mick” BARNETT, 72, of 4735 W. Olson Road, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 4:40 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in Rochester to Leroy and Ethel Foster Kirkpatrick, she lived all her life in Fulton County. On Nov. 22, 1953, she married George E. Barnett Jr.

He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2001. She retired from Marshall Electric and was a homemaker. 

A member of Burton United Methodist Church, she graduated from Rochester High School in 1950. She was Queen of the Rochester Centennial Celebration. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also a sports enthusiast.

Survivors include three daughters, Teresa and husband, Jon Hammel, Sheila and husband, Rick Banush, all of Rochester, and Tamara and husband, Max Harrah, Indianapolis; two sons, Mike and wife, Rhonda Barnett, and Pat Barnett, all of Rochester; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister, Sue Bridge.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Jill Walley officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to her service. Memorials may be made to Burton United Methodist Church.


 

Charlene Jane Rodman

Charlene Jane RODMAN, 64, of 304 N. Walnut St., Columbia City, and formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, James L. Rodman, Columbia City; sons, Lee Alan Rodman and James R. Lee Rodman, both of Columbia City; one daughter, Tina Lee Johnson, Merrillville; her mother, Wilma Keister, Columbia City; and brother, Laurel H. Keister, Wolf Lake.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at DeMoney Grimes Country-side Park Funeral Home, Columbia City. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 20, 2005 to Saturday, January 22, 2005

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Monday, January 24, 2005


 

William ‘Bill’ Leslie Smith

William “Bill” Leslie SMITH, 52, of 7769 Tippecanoe Shores, Tippecanoe, died Saturday at Hospice House of St. Joseph County, South Bend.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kay, Tippecanoe; daughter, Candi Jo Smith Lobo, Nokomis, Fla.; his parents, Wayne L. and Doris V. Bigelow Smith, Warsaw; and two sisters, Susan A. Cummings and Carolyn J. Sudlow, both of Warsaw.

His funeral service was Sunday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.


 

Dennis George Townsend

Dec. 11, 1951–Jan. 22, 2005

Dennis George TOWNSEND, 53, Twelve Mile, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at Chase Center, Logansport.

Born in Logansport on Dec. 11, 1951, he was the son of George L. Townsend and Gertrude R. Musselman Townsend. He was a lifetime resident of Twelve Mile and graduated from Caston High School in 1969. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

Survivors include his mother, Twelve Mile; one sister, Wanda Moss, Twelve Mile; two brothers, Robert J. Townsend and Randy L. Townsend, both of Twelve Mile; several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, 3500 W. Indiana 16, Denver, with Pastor Wade Moss officiating. Burial is at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile, with military graveside rites. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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Lefa Elizabeth Gunder-Heeter

Jan. 30, 1907–Jan. 25, 2005

Lefa Elizabeth Gunder-HEETER, 97, formerly of 914 S. Plymouth St., Culver, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, where she resided since 1999.

Born in Richland Center to George and Minnie Rush Andrews, she moved to Culver in 1935 and has been a Marshall County resident most of her life. She first married Lloyd Earl Gunder on Aug. 25, 1926. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1945. She then married Lloyd R. Heeter on July 21, 1951. He preceded her in death on April 25, 1980.

She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver, where she taught Sunday School for 42 years and was active in the Christian Women’s Club.

Survivors include one daughter in-law, Laura Gunder, Culver; one stepdaughter, Judy Grover and husband James, Culver; one sister-in-law, Grace Gallatine, Culver; three grandchildren, Valarie Avery, Atlanta, Ga., Craig Gunder, Red Lion, Pa., and Todd Gunder, Culver; three stepgrandchildren, Mike Grover, Debbie Carlson, both of Culver, Kathryn Grover, Indianapolis; nine great-grandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one son, Richard Gunder; two sisters, Edna Grahm and Maxine Bennett; and two brothers, Enoch and Tom Andrews.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Rev. Richard Dean officiating. Burial is at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Visitation is from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

Lucyanna Peterson Hitch

July 7, 1922–Jan. 14, 2005

Lucyanna Peterson HITCH, 82, Green Bay, Wis., died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Jan. 14. Her visitation and funeral service were Jan. 17 at the Union Congregational Church, Green Bay, Wis.

She was born July 7, 1922, in Rochester, to the late Boyd and Eleonora Peterson. Lucyanna married Dr. Oliver M. Hitch on May 16, 1943. He preceded her in death on April 3, 2002. Lucyanna graduated from the Indiana University School of Nursing with her R.N. degree in 1944. She belonged to the Union Congregational Church, Green Bay, where she was a very active member. She served on many boards and civic organizations and was especially involved with the Bellin College of Nursing.

Survivors include one daughter and two sons and their spouses, Engrid and Jack Meng, DePere, Wis., Peter and Sue Hitch, Newport Coast, Calif., and Dr. Bill and Mary Ann Hitch, Green Bay, Wis.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. She is also survived by her three sisters, Lorene Rauschke, Rochester, Selena Thacker, Indianapolis, and Fritzie Brown (Mrs. Robert), Tucson, Ariz., and Rochester; four sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.

Lucyanna enriched the lives of all who knew her and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.


 

Ruth Elizabeth McVay Hite

Nov. 27, 1922–Jan. 22, 2005

Ruth Elizabeth McVay HITE, 82, Playa del Rey, Calif., and formerly of Kewanna, passed away Saturday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, Calif., following a lengthy battle with Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Mrs. Hite was born Nov. 27, 1922, in Kewanna, to Harry Francis and Bessie Mae Stubbs McVay. She graduated in 1939 at age 16 from Kewanna High School, where she received Indiana state recognition for her typing skills.

On May 29, 1941, in Logansport, she united in marriage with Joseph William Hite, who preceded her in death. She worked for Palumbo Family Business and Sears Roebuck in Logansport and later at Stanbaugh Motors Ford Lincoln Mercury Co., Valparaiso.

In 1957, the family moved to Encinitas, Calif., where Ruth resided for 42 years. She was an employee of Dan McKinney Co. in San Diego for 22 years. For the past six years, she lived with her daughter, Janet Hite, in Playa del Rey.

She was a member of Kewanna Baptist Church and attended West Chester Baptist Church, Los Angeles.

She is survived by son William J. Hite, Fallbrook, Calif.; daughter Janet S. Hite, Playa del Rey, Calif.; and sister Mary Alice Overmyer, Rochester. Other survivors include one grandson, David Martin, Oceanside, Calif.; and six nephews, Carl R. Overmyer, South Bend, Richard L. Overmyer, Lexington, Ky., Ronald Hite, Chicago, Curtis Hite, Logansport, Barry Hite, Piggett, Ark., and Dale Hite, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

She had a keen sense of humor through her last days. She loved life to the fullest and found joy in each day. She was a fun-loving person whose special talent was in creating fun-filled events for others.

Services are tentatively planned for Thursday at Sorrento Valley Chapel with burial at El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego.


 

Ardell L. Panici

Oct. 23, 1922–Jan. 25, 2005

Ardell L. PANICI, 82, Rochester, formerly of rural route Kewanna in Pulaski County, passed away at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born in Harrison Township, Pulaski County, to John E. and Ilo A. Zehner Meiser, she married Joseph A. Panici on June 1, 1946, in Winamac. He passed away on Nov. 22, 1978.

Mrs. Panici was a retired assembler who worked for 17 years at Singer Controls, Winamac. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1940 and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 96, Winamac, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Winamac Eagles No. 2580.

Survivors include one son, Frank Panici, Winamac; two grandchildren, Joey Panici and Nicole Panici; one great-grandson, Austin Joseph Shidler; one brother, John Meiser, New Palestine; and one sister, Lois Ortman Metzger, Winamac. She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Her graveside funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna, with Pastor Jim Howard officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Ill.


 

Lawrence J. Seiwert

Lawrence J. SEIWERT, 82, of 1250 Bittersweet Lane, Rochester, passed away at 5:08

a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.


 

Hugh J. Smith

Nov. 9, 1922–Jan. 25, 2005

Hugh J. SMITH, 82, of 7722 S. 200 East, Macy, passed away at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born on Nov. 9, 1922, in Cass County, he was the son of Grover and Chloe Ball Smith. In 1952, he married Mary Catherine Hoffman. His second marriage was to Pauline Rosterfer on Oct. 9, 1970, in Leiters Ford. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1981. On Sept. 3, 1982, in Fulton, he married Ada Ruth Stanley. She preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 2003.

Mr. Smith was a retired employee of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his daughter, Sondra L. Smith, Plymouth; one son, Roger L. and wife Pauline Smith, Culver; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Marietta Tighe, Marion; and one brother, Robert and wife Barbara Smith, Leiters Ford. He was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, one stepdaughter and one stepson.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home. Burial is at Leiters Ford Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts.

Thursday, January 27, 2005


 

Zenofia Burdge

Zenofia BURDGE, 99, Life Care Center of Rochester, formerly of Akron, died Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Lawrence J. Seiwert

July 24, 1922–Jan. 26, 2005

Lawrence J. SEIWERT, 82, of 1250 Bittersweet Lane, passed away at 5:08 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born in Madison to Lawrence and Helen Chandler Seiwert, he was a resident of the Rochester area since 1956 having come from Paris, Ky. He first married Emily Ryan on April 23, 1943, in Norman, Okla. She preceded him in death in 1970. He then married Violet Mae Herzfeld on Aug. 21, 1971, in Rochester. She survives at home.

Mr. Seiwert was the director of the Fulton County Welfare Department for 28 years. He served on the Habitat for Humanity board, Rochester, and Real Services board of South Bend. He managed Indian Hills Farms and farmed in Henry Township here in Fulton County.

Mr. Seiwert was a member of and the immediate past President of Kiwanis, Rochester, and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester, the Moose Lodge, Fulton County Historical Society, Retired Senior Volunteer Persons, a charter member of the Rochester Elks Club and a life member of the Moose Lodge. He graduated with a master’s degree from Purdue University in the class of 1953 and was a member of the Alpha Zeta fraternity at Purdue, the 

Purdue Alumni Association, and a life member of the John Purdue Club. Mr. Seiwert served in the

U.S. Marines as tech sergeant in the Pacific theater in World War II.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Janet and husband David Bell, Fort Wayne, Cynthia and husband Marty Zahn, Indianapolis, and Sandra and husband Curtis Cary, Muncie; two sons, Richard and wife Judy Seiwert, Tucson, Ariz., and Andrew and wife Sherry Seiwert, Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Adam and Tracy Zahn and Katherine Seiwert, all of Indianapolis, and Natalie Bell, Fort Wayne; and one sister, Betty Carter, Martinsville.

His memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Citizens Cemetery, West 11th Street, Rochester, with Pastor James Wasmuth officiating. Burial will follow. Good Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lawrence Seiwert scholarship fund through the Fulton County Community Foundation, 822 Main St., Rochester.

Friday, January 28, 2005


 

Zenofia Burdge

Jan. 13, 1906–Jan. 26, 2005

Zenofia BURDGE, 99, of 1840 S. 875 East, Akron, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born in Kosciusko County to Benjamin Franklin Ault and Arnetta Brokaw, she married Harry J. Burdge on Jan. 12, 1929, in Warsaw. He passed away in December 1961.

Mrs. Burdge was a homemaker and had worked at the former Wile’s in Rochester. She attended Akron Church of God, was a member of the Omega Club and the WCTU. She had attended South Bend Business College and was a 1924 graduate of Beaver Dam High School.

Survivors include two daughters, Joann and husband Richard Doub, Andersonville, Tenn., Mary Jane and husband Eldon Baker, San Diego, Calif.; one son, Ross and wife Priscilla Burdge, Akron; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Delta Achey and Ethel Nye, and two brothers, Earl Bradway and Glen Ault.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God.


 

Phyllis D. Hinkle

Oct. 21, 1933–Jan. 26, 2005

Phyllis D. HINKLE, 71, Logansport, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

She was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Fulton County as the daughter of the late Ernest Vedder and the late Clara Pritz. She married the late Ray A. Hinkle on Aug. 2, 1958, in Rochester.

Phyllis was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid fan of all kinds of sports. She was a homemaker and had previously been employed at Ball Band in South Bend, the RBM and the Logansport Community Schools.

Surviving are two daughters, Carla Phillips, Indianapolis, and Jodie Robinson, Logansport; one son, Ron Hinkle, Logansport; five grandsons, Chris Wheetley, Eric Wheetley, Ryan Robinson, Shane Robinson and Mike Robinson, all of Logansport; three granddaughters, Crystal Robinson, Melissa Robinson and Taylor Robinson, all of Logansport; one brother, Gene Vedder, Rochester; one sister Helen Raber, Macy; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray A. Hinkle; one brother, Carl; and one sister, Evelyn.

Friends will be received from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport. Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Dare officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

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Monday, January 31, 2005


 

Forest ‘Bud’ Zartman

Forest “Bud” ZARTMAN, 78, 3056 E. 825 South, Macy, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

Tuesday, February 1, 2005


 

Frances Bright

Frances BRIGHT, 85, of 2127 W. Indiana 110, Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at Bremen Health Care, following an illness. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W., 18th St., Rochester, where visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Julian Warwick Miller

May 29, 1931–Jan. 24, 2005

Julian W. MILLER, 73, of Lena, Miss., and formerly of Rochester, died Monday, Jan. 24, at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital, Kosciusko, Miss.

He was born in Carthage, Miss., to Samuel O. and Lesba D. Warwick Miller. 

He is survived by two daughters, Melissa Miller, Carthage, Miss., and Juliann and husband Larry McMurtry, Jackson, Miss.; one brother, Allen Miller and wife Grace; one nephew, Rick Miller and wife Linda; and one niece, Elizabeth and husband Ron Mathias, all of Rochester. 

Memorial services were held Friday, Jan. 28, at Parker Cemetery, Tuscola, Miss. Mark Seepe Funeral Home, Jackson, Miss., handled arrangements.


 

Gladys Shoup

Gladys SHOUP, 96, of 2647 E. 600 North, Logansport, passed away at 12:40 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.


 

Erma M. Strong

Sept. 5, 1909–Jan. 30, 2005

Erma M. STRONG, 95, Montpelier, Ohio, passed away Sunday afternoon at Community Hospital and Wellness Center of Williams County, Bryan, Ohio, following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 5, 1909, in Mendon, Ohio, to Lulu Waggoner and John Selander, she was an Akron resident for many years prior to relocating to Montpelier in 1980. She was married to Lester A. Strong, who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1975.

Mrs. Strong was a homemaker and was a graduate of Neptune (Ohio) High School. She was an active member of the Montpelier Senior Center.

Survivors include three sisters, Vera Kohl, Sarasota, Fla., Frances Startzman, Montpelier,  Ohio, and Clara Cook, Toledo, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy, Vaudry and Lowell Selander.

Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home, 335 Empire St., Montpelier, Ohio. Her funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor John Crilley officiating. The committal service and burial is 3 p.m. Friday at Akron Cemetery, Akron, Ind. with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Preferred memorials may be made to Williams County Humane Society and can be made through the funeral home.


 

Forest ‘Bud’ Zartman

May 18, 1926–Jan. 30, 2005

Forest “Bud” ZARTMAN, 78, of 3056 E. 825 South, Macy, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born on May 18, 1926, in Miami County, he was the son of Ray and Elzie Southerton Zartman. On Nov. 23, 1947, he married Harriett R. Hoehne in Rochester. She survives at home.

Mr. Zartman had been a fertilizer salesman for Occidental Chemical, Fulton, and Farm Bureau, Roann, as well as a farmer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and attended Fulton Baptist Temple.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Jo and husband Ben Willis, Macy; two sons, Randy P. Zartman, Macy, and Dana and wife Jill Zartman, Rochester; four grandchildren, Alicia Zartman, Mishawaka, Jarod Zartman, Macy, Silas Zartman and Erica Zartman, both of Rochester; his sister, Margaret and husband LeRoy Mills Jr., Macy; his aunt, Cecil Frobish Gorecki, Onarga, Ill.; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Philip C. Zartman, on June 23, 1974.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Fulton, with the Rev. Bruce Russell officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to his service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is at Fulton Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or to Fulton Baptist Temple.

Wednesday, February 2, 2005


 

Frances R. Bright

June 14, 1919–Jan. 31, 2005

Frances R. BRIGHT, 85, of 2127 W. Indiana 110, Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at Bremen Health Care, Bremen. Her health had been failing three months. Born on June 14, 1919, in Richland Township of Fulton County, she was the daughter of Clair and Ruth Beehler Nellans. They preceded her in death.

On May 9, 1943, at Richland Center, she married Richard W. Bright, who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 2001. She lived her entire life in this community and taught at Richland Center High School and Rochester Middle School. She retired in 1984. A graduate of Richland Center High School, she earned a B.A. degree from North Manchester College and was a member of the Rochester Classroom Teachers Association and Indiana State Teachers Association. She attended Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include one daughter, Joan and husband Keith Kline, Bremen; one son, Steven and wife Cheryl Bright, Rochester; four grandchildren, Darrell and wife Dana Bright, Rochester, Stephanie and husband Sam Marquis, Kokomo, Daniel and wife Valarie Kline, Middletown, and Nicholas Kline, Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Claire and Ethan Bright, all of  Rochester. She was preceded in death by her husband and one infant great-granddaughter.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Walnut Church of the Brethren, 19056 Gumwood Road, Argos, with Pastor Tony Schneiders officiating. Interment will be at Richland Center Cemetery, about seven miles northwest of Rochester. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, or one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Walnut Church of the Brethren or Marshall County Hospice.


 

E. Doyle Fishburn

E. Doyle FISHBURN, 90, of 15729 Michigan St., Argos, died at 1:18 a.m. today at

Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Ronald Nicklaus

Ronald NICKLAUS, 43, of 1634 W. Indiana 14, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Monday at his residence. 

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Helen H. Porter

Helen H. PORTER, 84, St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died Friday at Apollo Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of Dr. Dow and Agnes Haimbaugh. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1989 from Shaker Heights, Ohio. She graduated from DePauw University, Greencastle, in 1942, and earned a master’s degree from Ohio University. She retired after 30 years as a librarian at Athens High School, Athens, Ohio. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, Ohio.

She was a member of Kappa Alpha Pheta at DePauw University, St. Petersburg Woman’s Club, Women’s Guild of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, and Epworth Assembly, Luddington, Mich.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Tyler Miskelly, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, George Haimbaugh, West Columbia, S.C.; and a grandson, William Miskelly, Jacksonville, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents.


 

Gladys E. Shoup

Aug. 5, 1908–Feb. 1, 2005

Gladys E. SHOUP, 96, of 2647 E. 600 North, Logansport, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

Born on Aug. 5, 1908, in Fulton, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Sarah Leavell Doud. On Feb. 27, 1929, in Fulton, she married Albert W. Shoup. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1983.

Mrs. Shoup was a homemaker. A member of Metea Baptist Church, she was a member of the Baptist Women’s Group. She enjoyed knitting, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Clara Alice and husband Harold Troutman, Logansport; sons, James and wife Karen Shoup, Twelve Mile, and Robert and wife Elsie Shoup, Logansport; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her stepmother Gertrude Reed Doud, one daughter, one granddaughter and one daughter- inlaw.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Michael Cantrell officiating. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Metea Baptist Cemetery, Metea. Memorials may be made to Metea Baptist Church.

Dorothy Lucille Stahl

Dorothy Lucille STAHL, 76, of 355 E. Walnut St., Macy, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, February 3, 2005



 

E. Doyle Fishburn

April 10, 1914–Feb. 2, 2005

E. Doyle FISHBURN, 90, of 15729 N. Michigan Road, Argos, died at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a one-month illness.

Born in Plymouth to Mr. Wade and Mrs. Florence Grossman Fishburn, he spent most of his life in the Marshall County area. On Oct. 28, 1939, he married Mary Anna Growcock at her parents’ home in Plymouth. He was a tool and die maker for more than 40 years and a farmer. He graduated from West High School in 1932 and was a member of Argos Bible Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Anna Fishburn, Argos, and one son, Allen L. Fishburn and wife Peggy, Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with the Rev. Mark Fishburn officiating. Burial will be at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Argos Bible Church, 210

S. Maple Ave., Argos, IN 46501. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

Ronald J. ‘Nick’ Nicklaus

Jan. 25, 1962–Jan. 31, 2005

Ronald J. “Nick” NICKLAUS, 43, of 1634 W. Indiana 14, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Monday at his residence.

Born in Rochester to Tom and Ladonna Heckathorn Nicklaus, he lived his entire life in this community. He was a mechanic and owner-operator of Sand Hill Auto Repair. He was a graduate of Rochester High School and was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1984.

Survivors include his parents, Tom and Ladonna Nicklaus, Rochester; two sisters, Rhonda Palmer and Rhea Sherwood and husband Russell, all of Houston, Texas; and his paternal grandmother, Lucille Nicklaus, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and May Heckathorn, and Duane Nicklaus, and an uncle, Louis Heckathorn, in Germany in 1945.

There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are by Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.


 

Dorothy Lucille Stahl

May 11, 1928–Feb. 1, 2005

Dorothy Lucille STAHL, 76, of 355 E. Walnut St., Macy, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she resided since August. Her health was failing for two years.

Born in Wabash to Kenneth and Vivian Shafer Turnipseed, she lived most of her life in the Peru and Macy communities. On Nov. 4, 1948, in Westfield, she married Richard Dee Stahl. She worked at General Tire, Wabash, for eight years and at Heckathorn Restaurant, Nyona Lake, for a number of years. She was a member of the Manitou VFW Auxiliary of Rochester.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Stahl, at home; two daughters, Kathy Floyd and husband David, Bloomfield, and Linda Leedy and husband Chris, Macy; three grandchildren, David Floyd, Michelle See and Aaron Leedy; and five sisters, Ardith Books, Norfolk, Neb., Virginia Stahl, Macy, Alice Graf, Wabash, Marilyn Sue Wagoner and husband Harold, Macy, and Barbara Turnipseed, Logansport. She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Courtney Floyd, in 1996; one sister, Doris Maxine Gibson; and two brothers, Dean and Gene Turnipseed.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Lawrence See officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.

Friday, February 4, 2005

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Saturday, February 5, 2005


 

Roxie M. MacLain Fry

July 9, 1918–Feb. 4, 2005

Roxie M. MacLain FRY, 86, 407 N. Wright St., Fulton, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Friday at Hickory Creek Health Care of Rochester.

Born on July 9, 1918, in Rogersville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Calvin and Rosa Manes MacLain. When she was five years old, she moved with her family to Kewanna where she was raised and graduated from Kewanna High School in 1936. On Dec. 2, 1939, she married Loren Fry in Logansport. He survives at home.

Mrs. Fry was a homemaker and retired dietitian who worked at the old Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, and St. Joseph, Logansport. She loved to read, sew, sing, can foods and was a great cook.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Rose and husband Bob Wagoner, Helen and husband Russ Breidinger, all of Rochester, Shirley and husband Jack Shubat, Oak Park, Ill.; one son, John and wife Marilyn Fry, Rochester; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; eight sisters, Mattie Rainey, Gladys Stutzman, Marilyn Zartman, Flo and husband Austin Conley, all of Plymouth, Merle Isaacs, Fort Myers, Fla., Jessie Hines, Royal Center, Ruth and husband James Hart, Argos, and Emily and husband Irv Brown, Knox; one brother, Lawrence and wife Mabel MacLain, Kewanna; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Joe Fry on Feb. 20, 2002; one sister and two brothers.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Revs. Ira Holt and Dave Marty officiating. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Burial is at Fulton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Responders of the Fulton-Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Donald E. Roussel

 Donald E. Roussel, 67, 1107 Monroe St., Rochester, passed away at 7:24 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Monday, February 7, 2005


 

Paul J. Culp

Paul J. CULP, 65, Macy, died at 9:08 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.


 

Hazel (Sheets) Green

Jan. 20, 1913–Feb. 5, 2005

Hazel (Sheets) GREEN, 92, Timbercrest Retirement Home, North Manchester, and formerly of Akron, died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday at Timbercrest Retirement Home.

Born in Macy to Charlie Brown and Gail Carter, she attended Fulton High School and graduated from Rochester High School in 1932. She married M. Emerson Sheets on May 30, 1932. He died Oct. 9, 1980. On June 9, 1985, she married Charlie Green. He died Dec. 18, 1997.

She retired from the Indiana Department of Revenue Service after 22 years of service. She received a plaque of commendation certificate for outstanding service in 1982. A member of Akron United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, she taught Sunday School there in the earlier years.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis and wife Donna Sheets, Indianapolis, and Arnold and wife Mary Sheets, San Diego, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Janice and husband Gilbert Raderstorf, Logansport; one stepson, Richard and wife Jane Green, Kewanna; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. Preceding her in death, with her husbands, were one brother, Vernon, and one sister, Mildred.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Timbercrest Chapel, North Manchester, with Chaplain Joan Deeter officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church, Akron. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Donald E. ‘Fudgie Bear’ Roussel

Aug. 24, 1937–Feb. 4, 2005 Donald E. “Fudgie Bear” ROUSSEL, 67, of 1107 Monroe St., Rochester, passed away at

7:24 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born on Aug. 24, 1937, in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of Sylvio and Lorette LeFever Roussel. Mr. Roussel worked for Civil Defense, had been a police officer in Tucson, Ariz., and worked for Rochester Metal Products and Modern Materials, Rochester. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Westside Apostolic Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a sports enthusiast and coached girls youth softball leagues.

Survivors include one son, Eric Donald Roussel, Logansport; daughters, Patricia Roussel, Debbie Roussel and Peggy Pelkey, all of Hartford, Conn.; a companion, Linda Waltz, Rochester; sister, Deanna E. and husband Bob Cain, Puyallup, Wash.; brother, Neil Roussel, Hartford, Conn.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home,  Rochester, with the Rev. Michael Rohrer officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the funeral. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, where military graveside services will be conducted by Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorials may be made to the American Heart or American Diabetes associations.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005


 

Paul J. Culp

June 30, 1939–Feb. 6, 2005

Paul J. CULP, 65, of 7086 S. 200 East, Macy, died at 9:08 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Born in Cass County to Harry Culp and Thelma Faye Skinner, he graduated from Fulton High School in 1957. He married Betty J. Smith on Sept. 4, 1959, in Fulton. A member of Logansport Fraternal Order of Eagles 323, he retired in 1998 from Sealed Power and DANA after 37 years. He drove a quad axle for Carl Stunkburger.

He loved spending time with horses and camping and enjoyed watching Indiana University basketball and NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Culp, Macy; two sons, Dave Culp and wife Cindy, Delphi, and Tom Culp and wife Cathy, Fulton; one daughter, Brenda Troyer and husband Dave, Denver; two sisters, Marilyn Blacketor and husband Bill, South Bend, and Wanda J. Dinsmore and husband Wally, Plymouth; eight grandchildren, Brandy Duncan and husband Jimmy, Kristie Culp, Ryan Culp, Courtney Woodcox, Sabrina Briggs, Melissa Troyer, Haley Culp and Gracie Culp; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Johnson, and one brother, Harry Blaine Culp.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Visitation will be 2-8

p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton Volunteer First Responders.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005


 

Vicky A. Barnhart

Vicky A. BARNHART, 46, Morocco, passed away at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday at Jasper County Hospital, Rensselaer. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Esther B. Kesler

Esther B. KESLER, 88, of 700 Fulton Ave., Rochester, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, February 10, 2005


 

Vicky A. Barnhart

July 30, 1958–Feb. 8, 2005

Vicky A. BARNHART, 46, of 102 S. Polk St., Morocco, passed away at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday at Jasper County Hospital, Rensselaer.

Born in Williamsport to Richard A. and Bonnie Walker Barnhart, she worked at INTEC in Morocco for 25 years. She was a huge Barbara Mandrell fan and enjoyed euchre, computer games, her dog B.J. and family gatherings.

Survivors include her mother, Bonnie S. Barnhart, Rochester; two sisters, Tammy and husband David Roe, Sherry and husband Matt Day, all of Rochester; one brother, Mark and wife Jessica Barnhart, Morehead, Ky.; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Joseph Barnhart, in 1959; as well as her grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at Faith Outreach Center, Rochester, with the Rev. Dan Mundt officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of service. Burial is at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Thelma E. Cessna

Thelma E. CESSNA, 88, Rochester, passed away at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Esther B. Kesler

Sept. 22, 1916–Feb. 9, 2005 Esther B. KESLER, 88, formerly of 700 Fulton Ave., Rochester, passed away at 1:30

a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek, Rochester, where she resided for two years. Her health was failing for the past two years.

Born in Fulton County to Frank and Jenny Moore Miller, she spent most of her life in the Rochester and Mentone communities. On May 26, 1938, she married Nenian Edgar “N.E.” Kesler in Fulton County. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1992.

Mrs. Kesler was a homemaker and worked at the Wiles Department Store. She was a graduate of Rochester High School, a member of the Whippoorwill Church, and was devoted to her family.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Kuhn, Rochester; two sons, James Kesler and wife Kitty, Kenneth Kesler and wife Karen, all of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Edna Lessard and husband Joe, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one great-granddaughter, Kylee Kesler in Oct. 2004; two sisters; and three brothers.

Her funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., with Pastor Mark Kline officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to her service Friday. Memorials may be made to the Gideons.


 

Wilfred Gerald Ramsey

Wilfred Gerald RAMSEY, 60, Saginaw, Texas, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in an airplane crash at County Road 400 East and Indiana 14, Rochester.

Survivors include one son, Kevin Ramsey, Ocklawaha, Fla.; his parents, Francis and Maude Ramsey, Indian River, Mich.; two sisters, Diana Sokta, Merrillville, Berniece Ramsey, Fort Myers, Fla.; and one brother, Richard Ramsey, North Fort Myers, Fla.

A memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Compass Point Family Church, Fort Worth, Texas. Local arrangements are by Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Gladys I. Stewart

June 28, 1917–Feb. 9, 2005

Gladys I. STEWART, 87, formerly of Mentone, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.

Born in Plymouth, Mich., to J.C. and Nellie Kaiser Sprague, she married Richard L. Stewart on April 12, 1950, in Lansing, Mich. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1989.

Mrs. Stewart worked at the Michigan State Highway Department and later had a decorating services business.

Survivors include one sister, Judy and husband Dr. O.L. McFadden, Claypool; and one brother, Jay and wife Theresa Sprague, Lansing, Mich. She was preceded in death by one brother, Harley.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Dr. Bob Weiss officiating. Burial is at Mentone Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7

p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, February 11, 2005

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Saturday, February 12, 2005


 

Walter Cecil Miller

Sept. 8, 1917–Feb. 10, 2005

Walter Cecil MILLER, 87, formerly of 317 Hickory Lane, North Manchester, passed away at 3 p.m. Thursday at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

Born on Sept. 8, 1917, in Peru, to Walter Eugene and Goldie Miller, he married Duenna Ruth Wilson on Nov. 19, 1941, in Wabash. She died on July 28, 2002. He started working for

H.A. Thrush & Company and worked his way up through the ranks to Assistant to the President. Walter wrote a book, “Pioneer in Hydronices,” which was a history of H.A. Thrush & Company from its conception to its merger with Amtrol, a Rhode Island company. He retired from Amtrol, Peru Division in 1982. He was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop No. 15 in Peru, a member of the Manchester United Methodist Church, and taught Sunday School classes in Peru and Rochester. He held several church offices and was delegate to the annual conference at Purdue. He was a member of the Peru and Rochester I.O.O.F. He was an avid golfer and fisherman and a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by two sisters, Lucille M. Hoagland of Mexico, Ind., and Martha Esther Lynch of Watertown, Mass.; one brother, John A. and wife Jean Miller of Peru; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester. Burial is at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The memorial guest book for Walter may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com. Memorials may be made to Timbercrest Church of the Brethren Home.


 

William ‘Bill’ Tippy

William “Bill” TIPPY, 79, Mishawaka, and formerly of Rochester, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka.

His funeral service is 3 p.m. Monday at Bubb Funeral Home, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka. Visitation is noon-3 p.m. Monday.

Monsy, February 14, 2005


 

DeVerl E. Becker

July 2, 1919–Feb. 12, 2005 DeVerl E. BECKER, 85, of 1861 W. Schoolview Drive, Rochester, passed away at 9:45

a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Born July 2, 1919, in Rochester, he was the son of John and Mary (Hannah) Becker. On Aug. 17, 1946, in Rochester, he married Betty King. She survives.

Mr. Becker was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University. Early in his career, he taught school at Onward and Delphi. In 1955, he was employed by Rochester Community Schools to teach math at Rochester Middle School. Later he became part of the administration before retiring in 1980.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he acted as church treasurer for 15 years. He was a charter member of Rochester Optimist Club and a member of Odd Fellows Lodge and Retired Teachers Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed golf, playing a friendly game of poker, and bridge, fishing, bowling, tennis, mushroom hunting and watching his favorite sports teams. He created many beautiful latch hook and cross-stitch pieces for family and friends. He took pride in his lawn and rose garden.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Becker, Rochester; daughters, Barb and husband Pierre Absi, Rochester, and Beth Higgins, Greenfield; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Buck Padilla officiating. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. today and one hour before the service. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, where military services will be conducted by Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorials may be made to Fulton County Public Library.


 

Thelma E. Cessna

July 31, 1916–Feb. 9, 2005

Thelma E. CESSNA, 88, Life Care Center, Rochester, passed away at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center.

Born on July 31, 1916, in Monticello, she was the daughter of Arthur and Ellen Sandberg Sprague. She graduated from Monon High School in 1934, and attended Central Normal College in Danville before graduating from Indiana University in 1942 with a bachelor of science degree in education.

On July 12, 1952, she married C. Howard Robbins. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1973. On Oct. 24, 1981, in Rochester, she married Eldon Cessna. He passed away on June 20, 2000.

Mrs. Cessna was a Rochester resident since 1952. She taught at schools in Buffalo, Monon, Francesville and at Rochester Community Schools from 1953-1970. She started the Woodlawn Hospital Gift Shop in 1974 and continued as volunteer and co-manager with operation of the gift shop. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she served as deaconess and on the finance board; Eastern Star; a sustaining member of Tri Kappa Sorority; Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary; and Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include one stepson, David Cessna, Greeley, Colo.; five stepgrandchildren; cousins, Karen Holcomb, Logansport, Guy Sandberg, Gordon Sandberg, both of Orlando, Fla., Max and wife Cindi Sandberg, Indianapolis, Joyce Sandberg, Logansport, Clay Sandberg, Indianapolis, Alan Sandberg, Dallas, Texas, Kristi Sandberg, David Sandberg, both of Logansport, Jessie Sandberg, Royal Center; and sister-in-law, Devereux and husband Eugene Kelley, Rochester. Burial and private graveside service will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Woodlawn Hospital Gift Shop.


 

Clair Coahran

May 21, 1926–Feb. 13, 2005

H. Clair COAHRAN, 78, Macy, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Born May 21, 1926, in Coffeeville, Kan., he was the son of Cheaster Coahran and Peggy Shaw Davis. He was raised by his grandparents, Clayton and Emma Shaw.

On Dec. 24, 1946, in Peru, he married Hazel M. Hamilton. She survives. Clair worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad and retired after 27 years of service. He was also a truck driver and bus driver. As a bus driver, he drove a route for North Miami Schools and retired after 21 years. After retiring from the school, he drove for several years for Weekday Religious Education, Logansport.

A veteran of World War II, Clair was a 1st class seaman who served in the U.S. Navy from September 1944 to March 1945. He was a member of Macy Christian Church, Lincoln Masonic Lodge 523 in Macy and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

An active member of his community, Clair was a volunteer fireman with the Macy-Allen Township Fire Department for 44 years. He was influential in establishing 911 service to Miami County and served on the first 911 Board for Miami County. Along with his wife, Hazel, he served as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for North Miami County Emergency Medical Service.

Clair loved railroad motor cars. He worked to restore two of them and enjoyed running them on any available tracks. One is on display at the Fulton County Museum.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Burkhardt and husband Steve, Paula See and husband Rich, all of Denver, and Pat Tharp, Westfield; two sons, Bill Coahran and wife Shirley, and Tom Coahran and wife Shar, all of Macy; seven grandchildren, Blaine and Kylie Burkhardt, Shannon and Jeff Conley, Barbie Snodgrass and husband Rob, Julie Simons and husband Alan, and Angela Coahran; eight great-grandchildren, Jimmy, Stevie, Chase and Jade Conley, Carley Fox, and Griffin, Tate and Easton Snodgrass; a brother, Blaine Coahran and wife Evelyn, Anderson; two half brothers, Dale Coahran and wife Sharon, South Bend, and Ray Coahran and wife Jean, Arkansas; and a half sister, Donna Banning, South Bend. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Samantha Conley.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Wednesday service at Macy Christian Church, where Preacher Dave Welsh will officiate. A Fireman’s Honor Guard will be provided by members of the Macy-Allen Township Fire Department. Burial, military graveside rites and a Fireman’s Three Bell Service will be at Macy’s Plainview Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Macy-Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be sent at www.mcclainfuneralhome.com.


 

Cody S. Reffitt

Sept. 8, 1994–Feb. 11, 2005

Cody S. REFFITT, 10, Wabash, and formerly of Peru, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, as a result of an auto accident Thursday just east of Peru.

Born in Del Rio, Texas, he was a fourth-grade student at Holman School, Peru.

Survivors include his father, Stephen Berg, Texas; his mother, Deanna Reffitt, Wabash, and formerly of Peru; his stepfather, Jeff Reed, Wabash; grandmother, Sheryl Feeley, Peru; grandfather, Larry Reffitt, Fulton; great-grandfather, John Craig and wife Ruth, Michigan; aunts and uncles, Glenda and Dean Mills, Jimmy and Andy Ellis, Nathan Smith, all of Las Vegas; great-aunt and uncle, Janet and Enna Schmidt, Wabash; cousins, Brian, Lacey and Brooke Mills, Troy Reffitt, all of Las Vegas, and Kristin, Kari, Kelly and Andrew; and sisters, Katrina Reed, Kayla Reed and Karli Reed, all of Wabash. He was preceded in death by great-grandmother Mary Craig and aunt Donna Carpenter.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Main Street United Methodist Church, 81 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor Steven Ailes officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru.


 

Lavon Stout

Mrs. Lavon STOUT, 95, of 412 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


 

Lavon E. Stout

May 13, 1909–Feb. 12, 2005

Lavon E. Stout, 95, of 412 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Wabash to Loy Speicher and Elmyra Shambaugh, she married Adam Stout in 1929. He died Sept. 7, 1959. A longtime member of Akron United Methodist Church, she was a homemaker and worked at the former Chamberlain Products Co., Akron. She was also a seamstress.

Survivors include one daughter, Geraldine and husband H.F. Lantz, Elkhart; seven grandchildren, Steven and Stanley Lantz, Janet Sonam, Mark and Thomas Stout, Patricia Shambarger and Jane Ann Krider; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Freda Berglan, Somerset; and two brothers, Hirmon and Meredith Speicher, both of Wabash. She was preceded in death by two sons, Boyd and Bobby Stout; two sisters, Louise Templin and Nelda Pence; and one brother, Lawrence Speicher.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Akron United Methodist Church, 121 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, with the Rev. Don Dexheimer officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the

American Cancer Society. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements. Wednesday, Febrary 16, 2005

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Thursday, February 17, 2005


 

Robert A. ‘Bob’ Goodman Sr.

June 6, 1932–Feb. 16, 2005

Robert A. “Bob” GOODMAN Sr., 72, of 1809 Oakwood Drive, Rochester, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Born June 6, 1932, in Marshall County, he was the son of Vernerd and Ruby Salts Goodman. On Aug. 22, 1953, in Culver, he married Jean Bradley. She survives.

Mr. Goodman retired from the U.S. Post Office, Rochester. A member of Antioch Baptist Church and Rochester Lions Club, where he was past president, he was a member of the 1950 Richland Center High School semi-state runner-up basketball team and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Goodman, Rochester; sons, Robert A. Goodman Jr. and wife Cindy, and Patrick and wife Lisa Goodman, all of Rochester; daughter, Teresa and husband Tim Mayes, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Jami Goodman-Wade and husband Greg, Lakeland, Fla., Cassie Goodman-Murphy and husband Eric, Rochester; Justin Mayes, Kristi Mayes, Cory Mayes, all of Indianapolis, Brennan Goodman, Layne Goodman, both of Rochester; sister, Jeanne Watson, Plymouth; brother, Dick and wife Betty Goodman, New Haven; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Goodman; and sister, Ruth South.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jerry Pitman officiating. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.


 

Louise Gunnels

Louise GUNNELS, 62, of 6525 N. Indiana 25, Talma, died at 4 a.m. today at her residence.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

J. Calvin Rhoads

J. Calvin RHOADS, 97, 611 Austin Drive, Warsaw, died Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Survivors include his wife, Helen V. Rhoads, at home; one daughter, Judith L. Brown, Warsaw. His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Winona Lake Free Methodist Church, Winona

Lake. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements. Friday, February 18, 2005


 

Louise Gunnels

March 30, 1942–Feb. 17, 2005

Louise GUNNELS, 62, of 6525 N. Indiana 25, Rochester (Talma), passed away at 4 a.m. Thursday at her residence. Her health was failing the past seven years.

Born in Langley, Ky., to John N. and Lucinda Ratliff Patton, she lived in Fulton County for 40 years having come from Langley, Ky. She married James Gunnels on April 16, 1959, in Langley, Ky. He survives at home.

Mrs. Gunnels was a seamstress at the former Hart Schaffner & Marx Corp. of Rochester for 12 years. Her family and church were her most valued treasures. She loved to sing and enjoyed fishing, camping and practical jokes. She also enjoyed crocheting and hosting cookouts. She was a member of Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe, where she would encourage others to go also.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Schenna Green and husband Barry, Paula Fruitt and husband Charlie, all of Rochester, Cindy Crispen and husband Rod, Akron; 10 grandchildren, April, Nichole, and Jeromy Green, James W. Gunnels, Jennifer Crispen, Karis Crispen, all of Rochester, Rick and Greg Snelling, Brad Crispen, Akron, Tuvara Meeks and husband Curtis, Pierceton; great-grandchildren, Rachel Fruitt, South Whitley, Connor, Amy, and Hunter Meeks, Pierceton, Johnny Olsen and Cameron Culp, Rochester; three sisters, Betty Moore and husband Columbus, Ohio, Etta Elliott and husband Don, Tippecanoe, Pauline Gough and husband John, Rochester, two brothers, Buck Patton, Ky., Gene Patton and wife Erlene, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Deidre Patton; and two brothers, Temp and Billy Tom Patton.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Riverview Community Church, 3780 Indiana 110, Tippecanoe, with the Rev. Rodney Ruberg officiating. Burial is at Reichter Cemetery, seven miles northeast of Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, or one hour prior to her service at the church Sunday.


 

Matthew Edward Moore

Matthew Edward MOORE, 29, Rochester, passed away Thursday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.

Saturday, February 19, 2005


 

Matthew Edward Moore

Sept. 8, 1975–Feb. 17, 2005

Matthew Edward MOORE, 29, of 608 Madison St., Rochester, died at 5:02 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born in Killeen, Texas, to Edward W. Moore and Sharon A. Whitehead, he was a machinist for Biomet Inc. On May 9, 1998, he married Melissa K. Williams in Rochester. He was a member of Eagles Lodge 323 and ABATE.

Survivors include Melissa K. Moore, Rochester; son, Brandon Lee Moore, Rochester; brother, Jeremy Moore and wife Tonya, Rochester; mother, Sharon A. Smith and husband Michael, Rochester; father, Edward Moore and wife Polly, Young America; maternal grandparents, John and Rubye Whitehead, Logansport; stepgrandparents, John and Gladys Galloway, Rochester; 

mother-in-law, Debbie Wilson and husband Everett, Fulton; father-in-law, Steve Williams, Logansport; and nephew, John Edward Moore, Rochester. One son, Eric Lee Moore, preceded him in death.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Jim Sparks officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education).

Monday, February 21, 2005


 

Amy Ruth Sisulak

Amy Ruth SISULAK, 94, Riverside, Ill., and formerly of Fulton County, died Thursday at MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Ill.

Survivors include her husband, Frank S. Sisulak; three sons, Stuart, Thomas and Randall Sisulak; one sister, Ethel Miller, Logansport; and one brother, Gordon Heltzel, Rochester.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Riverside, Ill. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Funeral arrangements are by Ivins Funeral Home, Riverside, Ill.


 

Merle J. Long

Feb. 18, 1923–Feb. 19, 2005

Merle J. LONG, 82, of 2073 Woodcock Drive, Avon, formerly of Jeffersonville and Rochester, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born on Feb. 18, 1923, in Marshall County, he was the son of Orville Jay and Mary Peterson Long. On Nov. 6, 1948, in Fort Wayne, he married Nora E. Rogers. She survives.

Mr. Long was vice president and salesman for Water Works Supply, Jeffersonville, retiring in 1985. He also worked for Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Company of New York as a sales representative throughout Indiana and was the former owner of River Edge Apartments in Jeffersonville. He was a member of Jeffersonville Christian Church and was a Merchant Marine during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Nora E. Long, Avon; sons, Steven and wife Ann Long, and Richard and wife Deborah Long, all of Indianapolis; brothers, Orville and wife Becky Long, Bradenton, Fla., and Harold and wife Mona Long, Canton, Mich.; and sisters, Clara Finney and Erma Coplen, both of Rochester, and Carol and husband Wendell Azbell, North Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles A. Long and Donald Long.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Richard McGuirk officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Hospice of St. Vincent.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


 

Edith Middleton Brown Nicholson

Edith Middleton Brown NICHOLSON, 90, died on Feb. 12 in Princeton, N.J.

She was born in 1914 in Rochester to Selden Brown and Grace Middleton Brown. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1932 and from Ball State College in 1936. She married Clayton Nicholson, whom she had known since first grade. He died in 1984. During their marriage  they set up homes in many places including Baltimore, Md.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Omaha, Neb.; New York City, N.Y.; and Stroudsburg, Pa. Edith loved to write and tell stories. She has written a book about her father entitled “All of Good.”

She is survived by four daughters, Margaret Brooke of Lexington, Mass., Ann Sandberg of Jacksonville, Fla., Nancy Powell of South Bend, and Janet Roll of Richmond, Va.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellamae Holloway of Rochester, and Grace Stojanovic of Morgan Hill, Calif.; two brothers, Walter Brown of Georgetown, S.C., and Lawrence Brown of Rochester; along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Jesse Brown of Rochester and an infant daughter, Barbara.

There will be a memorial service later in the spring to celebrate her life. Any memorial gifts may be made in her name to Oxfam America or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005


 

Harriet Ann Jameson

Harriet Ann JAMESON, 69, of 1306 Hill St., Rochester, died today at her residence following an illness. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Paul J. ‘Boone’ McFarland

Paul J. “Boone” McFARLAND, 81, of 9871 W. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 3 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Amy Ruth Heltzel Sisulak

April 27, 1910–Feb. 17, 2005

Amy Ruth Heltzel SISULAK, 94, Riverside, Ill., died Thursday at her home, 217 Herrick Road, Riverside, IL 60546.

Born and raised on the Heltzel family farm in Akron, she was the daughter of Elmer and Lillian Heltzel. She was the loving wife of Frank Sisulak; devoted mother of Stuart, Thomas (Nancy) and Ret. Lt. Col. Randall, USAR (Mary); dearest grandmother of John (Meghan), Jennifer, Rachael (Michael), Erich and Christopher; dear great-grandmother of Morgan Rae; fond sister of Ethel Miller, Logansport, Gordon (Jeannette) Heltzel, Rochester, and the late Samuel, Col. William, Marvin, Arthur, Robert, Col. Lester and Pvt. Earl Heltzel.

She was the granddaughter of Samuel and Martha Dawson, who owned one of the first homestead family farms in Fulton County. They received a homestead from U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant.

She attended Manchester College, Manchester, where she received a two-year teaching degree. She taught elementary grade school in Gilead, Macy and Akron. After moving to Illinois with Frank, she received her four-year teaching degree from Pestilozzi Teachers College, Chicago. She then taught elementary grade school in Riverside, Ill. She was a member of Order of the Easter Star for more than 50 years.

Her funeral service was 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, 80 Woodside Road, Riverside, Ill. Interment will be at 3 p.m. today at Akron IOOF Cemetery.


 

Carolyn R. Smoker

Aug. 2, 1933–Feb. 22, 2005

Carolyn R. SMOKER, 71, of 556 Brentwood Drive, Akron, passed away at 3:03 p.m. at her sister’s residence, 556 Brentwood Drive, Akron.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Rev. Carter Cummins and Ethel Sempsrott, she married Charles E. Smoker on Oct. 6, 1956, in Akron. He passed away on Dec. 5, 2001. Mrs. Smoker was a homemaker and a member of the Akron Church of God, the Marionettes of the Church, and the church choir.

Survivors include one daughter, Pam and husband Sheldon Begley, Topeka; three sons, Patrick and wife Freida Smoker, West Lafayette, Jeffery and wife Brenda Smoker, Angola, Douglas and wife Libby Smoker, Hudson; two sisters, Jo Ann and husband Bobby Clark, Akron, Melba Jones, Topeka; one brother, Ralph and wife Beverly Teel, Ellijay, Ga.; her mother in-law, Violet Smoker, Celina, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Akron Church of God, Akron, with Pastors Terry Canfield and Steve Fleck officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8

p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.

Thursday, February 24, 2005


 

Phillip M. Daulton

Phillip M. DAULTON, 65, of 1005 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. 

Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Harriet Ann Jameson

May 5, 1935–Feb. 23, 2005

Harriet Ann JAMESON, 69, of 1306 Hill St., Rochester, died at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday at her home following an illness.

Born in Rochester to Roy D. and Stella Von Bailey Fultz, she lived in this community all her life. On Feb. 11, 1956, in Rochester, she married Claude “Skip” Jameson Jr. They later divorced. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1953 and attended DePauw University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. 

She retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Rochester, Logansport and Columbia City and worked at the Fulton County Public Library. She was a member of Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and was the vice chairman of the Fulton County Democratic Party in the 1970s.

She enjoyed her friends and neighbors and bowling at Quick’s Lanes for a number of years. She liked to bake, cook, fish, read and travel. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Women’s Auxiliary of Rochester.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary E. Jameson, Perkasie, Penn.; one son, Charles “Skip” Jameson, Rochester; two grandchildren, Chelsea Louise Jameson and Trenton Wesley Jameson, both of Rochester; one sister, Caroline Jones, Indianapolis; and nieces and nephews, Sally Stephen, Cincinnati, Ohio, Rachel Stephen, Indianapolis, Susan Rudnickas, Florida, Betsy Rudnickas-Gilder of Ohio, Dana Daake and David Daake, both of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Joanne Jameson.

Her funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to her service Saturday. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or Fulton County Public Library.


 

Paul J. ‘Boone’ McFarland

Feb. 8, 1923–Feb. 23, 2005

Paul J. “Boone” McFARLAND, 82, of 9871 W. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday at his home.

He was born to Orin McFarland and Zora Meredith on the farm in the Beaver Dam community in Kosciusko County where he lived his whole life. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1941. On March 27, 1948, in Kewanna, he married Virginia R. Enyart. She survives. He was a longtime dairy and grain farmer and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife Virginia R. McFarland, Akron; two daughters, Marsha Kilgore, Warsaw, and Claudia and husband Edwin Errington, Fort Wayne; one son, Michael P. and wife Pam McFarland, Akron; three grandchildren, Amy and husband Rusty Zimpleman, Bethany McFarland and Ryan McFarland; one great-grandson, Bryce Zimpleman. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Thelma Lockridge, Pauline Morris, Kathryn Adams, Dorothy Haupert and Wilma Tucker; two brothers, Clair and Dale McFarland; and one granddaughter, Jeannette McFarland.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Paul “Butch” Troke officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Beaver Dam United Methodist Church or Center of Hope Cancer Care, 1520 Provident Drive, Warsaw.


 

Dorothy J. Pletcher

Dorothy J. PLETCHER, 80, of 9877 S. 750 West, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), died at

8:35 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Friday, February 25, 2005


 

Phillip M. Daulton

April 29, 1939–Feb. 23, 2005

Phillip M. DAULTON, 65, of 1005 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born on April 29, 1939, in Rochester, he was the son of Ben and Edna Nichols Daulton. He was a 1957 graduate of Rochester High School where he participated on the basketball, football and track teams.

Mr. Daulton was the owner/operator of Phil Daulton Liquors since 1993. He was a member of Rochester Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos. He was a former Little League baseball coach, a commentator on the Wednesday Morning Sports Talk show on radio station WROI-Rochester, an avid golfer, an Indiana University fan, and a Notre Dame football fan. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, and his black labrador Gus. He was also a dedicated supporter of numerous local charities.

Survivors include his daughters, C’Dale Daulton, Rochester, Amy Daulton, Florida; one son, Benjamin and wife Sarah Daulton, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Ben, Sarah, Zackery, MacKenzie, Griffin, Jessica and Wilson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, David O. Daulton; and one grandson.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Pastor Tony Schneiders and the Rev. Jim Calhoun officiating. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to his service Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite local charity or to Walnut Church of the Brethren.


 

Dorothy J. Pletcher

Dorothy J. PLETCHER, 80, of 9877 S. 750 West, Beaver Dam Lake, died Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Survivors include her husband, Donald G. Pletcher, Claypool; one daughter, Carolyn Johnson, Yellow Creek Lake; and one sister, Mildred Meredith, Claypool.

Her funeral is 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation will be one hour prior to her service.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

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Monday, February 28, 2005


 

Wilda Kathryn Johnson

April 25, 1927–Feb. 26, 2005

Wilda Kathryn JOHNSON, 77, of 14038 N. Washington, Macy, died at 12:05 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she lived since November 2004. She had been in failing health about two years.

Born in Fulton County to Waldo and Goldie Hunter Hindel, she lived most of her life in South Bend, Mishawaka, Macy and Rochester. She worked production at Torins for 18 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Carrico, Macy; two grandsons, Brian Carrico, Macy, and Brad Carrico, Indianapolis; and one great-grandson, Dawson Carrico, Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Tim McFarland officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to her service at the funeral home on Wednesday.


 

Helen Kline

Sept. 6, 1920–Feb. 25, 2005

Helen KLINE, 84, Greenfield, formerly of Star City, died Friday in Oaklandon.

Survivors include two sons, Vance Kline and Wayne Kline, both of Greenfield; one daughter, Loretta Kline Greenwalt, Greenfield; two brothers, Joe Royer, Anderson, Dan Royer, Anaheim, Calif.; and one sister, Ruth Phillippe, Avon.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brown’s Chapel Wesleyan Church, Greenfield. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home, Greenfield.

Tuesday, March 1, 2005


 

William C. Bice

William C. BICE, 88, formerly of Tippecanoe, died Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

There are no immediate survivors.

His service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima, Ohio. Arrangements are by King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Helen Margretha Zuhlke Churchill

Helen Margretha Zuhlke CHURCHILL, 89, Petersburg, Ill., and formerly of the Rochester area, died Feb. 17 at Stones River Hospital, Woodbury, Tenn. 

Survivors include one son, David Churchill, Petersburg, Ill.; and three daughters, Patricia Todd, Woodbury, Tenn., Linda Brandon, Mt. Airy, N.C., and Kristie Gilley, Woodbury, Tenn. Her funeral service was Feb. 20 at Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, Tenn.


 

Beatrice L. Gordon

July 29, 1926–Feb. 28, 2005

Beatrice L. GORDON, 78, of 705 E. Fourth St., Lot 34, Rochester, formerly of Box 66, Macy, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she had been a patient for the past two and one-half weeks.

Born in Atwood, Kosciusko County, to Roy and Esther Jones Adams, she lived most of her life in Miami and Fulton counties. She first married Gerald D. Glaze, who passed away on Sept. 1, 1950. She then married Clarence E. Snowberger, who passed away in 1994. She then married Frank Gordon, who passed away in April 2002.

Mrs. Gordon was a homemaker and found great pleasure with assisting patients for 12 years as she worked as a Home Health Care Aide. She attended the Rochester Church of God, and was a member of the Republican National Committee, National Repub-lican Senatorial Committee, Concerned Women of America, Heritage Foundation, Christian Coalition and the National Committee to Conserve Social Security.

Survivors include five daughters, Carolyn Glaze, Rochester, Judy Manns and husband Edward, Arkansas, Connie Wilkinson and husband Ronald, Rochester, Janet Winterrowd and husband David, Greenwood, and Doris Roberts and husband Scott, Rochester; two sons, Leo Glaze and wife Sharon, Indianapolis, David Snowberger and wife Dianna, Rochester; numerous grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Wease and husband Paul, Rochester, Betty Busch and husband Robert, Syracuse; two brothers, James Adams and wife Kathy and William Adams and wife Ardith, all of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands and one grandson.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th Street (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with Pastor Juanita Kuhn officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12-2 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.


 

Helen Kline

Sept. 6, 1920–Feb. 25, 2005

Helen KLINE, 84, Greenfield, died Friday in Oaklandon. Born in Star City, she was the daughter of Daniel and Ruth Densborn Royer. She was married to Cecil Kline, who passed away in 2000.

Mrs. Kline was a homemaker and a member of Browns Chapel Wesleyan Church, Greenfield. She was a graduate of Tyner High School.

Survivors include two sons, Vance Kline and Wayne Kline, both of Greenfield; one daughter, Loretta Kline Greenwalt, Greenfield; two brothers, Joe Royer, Anderson, Dan Royer, Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Ruth Phillippe, Avon; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; one son, Gordon Kline; one sister, Lois Marley; and one daughter, Glenda Hughes.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Browns Chapel Wesleyan Church,  Greenfield, with Pastors Steve Bradley and Jim Dunn officiating. Burial is at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home, Greenfield.


 

Everett ‘Abe’ Robins

Everett “Abe” ROBINS, 81, 430 W. Eighth St., Rochester, died at 2:10 a.m. today at Americare Living Center, Elkhart. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


 

Eunice Agnes Schrimsher

July 9, 1930–Feb. 27, 2005

Eunice Agnes SCHRIMSHER, 74, of 458 Lake St., Culver, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Eunice was born on July 9, 1930, to David B. and Frieda M. (Reed) Burns in Culver. She graduated from Culver High School in 1949. On May 28, 1955, she married Glen E. Schrimsher in Bourbon. He survives.

She worked as a dental assistant until she joined the Culver Police Department, where she worked for more than 40 years. As part of her duties, Eunice became the beloved crossing guard of all the town's children. She also enjoyed going on patrol with Police Chief Wayne Bean.

Eunice loved all children. She loved using her glue gun to cover photo albums, coffee and shopping with the girls, being with her family, and especially her beloved grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Glen, Eunice is survived by her loving sons, Glen (Greta) and Scott (Dee) Schrimsher of Culver; daughter, Cheryl Schrimsher (Alfred Nyby) of Culver; brothers, David M (Shirley) Burns, Douglas Burns, Ricky Burns and David B. (Elizabeth) Burns; sisters, Betty (John) Rosebaum, Helen Norman, Nancy Jimenez and Susie (Jason) Weldon; grandchildren, Chase, Chelsea, Nick (Jill), Alyssa, Jordan and Trayden; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and also from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Father Jeff Largent will officiate services at 10:30

a.m. Friday at the Culver Elementary School gymnasium. Interment will follow at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Culver Community Elementary or Culver Community High School.

Letters of condolence may be sent to the family through our Web site obituary page: www.bonine-odom.com.


 

Margaret Sterk

Sept. 20, 1935–Feb. 28, 2005

Margaret STERK, 69, of 205 Northwood Drive, Akron, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Monday at her residence.

Born in Medaryville to Francis Johnson and Viola Mitchel, she married Charles Sterk on Oct. 22, 1955, at Burton Church, Rochester. He survives.

Mrs. Sterk was a homemaker and had worked at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester. She had also worked at Harvey’s Dime Store, Akron. She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, the WSCS of the church, Fulton County Home Economics Extension Club, and Stringtown Womens Club. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1954.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Deborah and husband Mark Wise, Claypool, and Lisa and husband Chad Tucker, Mentone; one son, Charles Alan and wife Sally Sterk, Akron; five grandchildren, Mariah and Amanda Wise, Charles Dean Sterk, Charles Matthew and Bethany Tucker; and one sister, Gladys Roth, LaPorte, Texas. She was preceded in death by one sister, Rozella Gilsinger, and one brother, Joseph Johnson.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Akron United Methodist Church with Pastors Don Dexheimer and Robert Jarboe officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church or Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005


 

G. Wayne Bouse

July 14, 1915–March 1, 2005

G. Wayne BOUSE, 89, of 11773 S. Peru St., Silver Lake, passed away at 3:35 a.m. at Mason Health Care Facility, Warsaw. Born in Kosciusko County to Chester Wayne Bouse and Daisey Carr Bouse, he married Marie Esther Montel on Oct. 25, 1934. She passed away on Aug. 1, 2000.

Mr. Bouse was a farmer and a lifetime resident of Lake Township. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1933 and was a member of the Silver Lake Lions Club, the Lake Township Advisory Board, a past Warsaw School Board member, as well as being active in Kosciusko County 4-H and his church, the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, where he served on the board and was a steward.

Survivors include one son, Terry and wife Susan Bouse, Silver Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Roberta) Tucker, Warsaw, and Mrs. George (Nancy) Krom, Rochester; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and one son-in-law, John Reed, Salem, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. John (Marlene) Reed, Salem, Va.; two grandsons; one brother, Roy Bouse; and two sisters, Eloise Beroth and Elizabeth Bucher.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Dan Riccius officiating. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, and one hour prior to his service at the church. Burial is at Ulrey Cemetery, Silver Lake. Memorials may be made to Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, 2507 Indiana 14 East, Silver Lake, IN 46982.


 

Wilma Shaffer DeKeyser

Wilma Shaffer DeKEYSER, 76, of 3461 E. 200 North, Rochester, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.


 

Esther M. Dillman

Esther M. DILLMAN, 96, Twelve Mile, died at 2:45 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.


 

Everett V. ‘Abe’ Robins

June 17, 1923–March 1, 2005

Everett V. “Abe” ROBINS, 81, of 430 W. Eighth St., Rochester, died at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday at Americare Living Center, Elkhart, where he resided for a short time.

Born in Richland Township of Miami County, he was the son of Ray M. and Zella M. Kerschner Robins. On May 19, 1973, in Rochester, he married Norma Lee Bussert Morris. A 1942 graduate of Deedsville High School, he was a carpenter and member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II and served in the Fllet Marine  Force in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Lee Robins; one daughter, Cindy Squires, Macy; two stepdaughters, Vicki Meyer and husband Michael, and Lisa Wideman and husband Randall, all of Rochester; two sons, Richard Robins and wife Jane, Denver, and Robert Robins, Macy; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Roseleen Day, Macy, Ruby Walker and husband Robert, Wabash and Florida, Gaythel Boswell, Swayzee, and Lucile Bartlett, Macy. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Janet Robins.

His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36 and Lake Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343 will conduct military graveside rites at the cemetery.


 

Robert Earl Stahl

Robert Earl STAHL, 61, 315 W. Garro St., Apt. 305, Plymouth, died at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Melissa Linn Taylor

Jan. 17, 1987–Feb. 26, 2005

Melissa Linn TAYLOR, 18, of 5702 E. Indiana 16, Denver, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Saturday in Denver.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1987, in Lafayette. She was the daughter of Duane A. and Shanon Wilson Taylor. Melissa was a student at North Miami High School and a member of Olive Branch Church of God, Miami County, and the Olive Branch Youth Group 6:28.

She is survived by her parents, Duane A. and Shanon Taylor, Denver; one daughter, Kristina Allison Taylor, Denver; one sister, Davyna Taylor, Denver; three brothers, Kevin Taylor, Derik Taylor, and Corey Taylor, all of Denver; grandparents, Darrell and Linda Wilson, Monticello; great-grandparents, Zalo and Glenna Wilson, Muncie.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Olive Branch Church of God, Miami County. Allen Barton will officiate. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral service, Roann. The memorial guestbook for Melissa may be signed at grandstaff-hentgen.com. Preferred memorials are to the Trust Fund for Kristina Allison Taylor c/o Lake City Bank, P.O. Box 610, Akron, IN 46910.

Thurday, March 3, 2005


 

Wilma Shaffer DeKeyser

May 19, 1928–March 1, 2005

Wilma Shaffer DeKEYSER passed away from this life at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 3461 E. 200 North, Rochester, following a lengthy illness. She was 76 years old.

She was born Lillian Rose Pickett to Everett and Hilda B. Pickett in Pittsboro, on May 19, 1928. Following her parents’ divorce, she and her four siblings were placed for adoption. In May 1931, James Ernest and Myrtle Wisely, Argos, adopted the toddler “sight unseen” requesting a little girl with curly hair and brown eyes. Her name was then changed to Wilma Eileen.

She grew up on a farm near Argos and graduated from Argos High School in 1946. She married Victor Keith Shaffer on March 1, 1947, and later moved to Rochester. Vic passed away on Feb. 4, 1998. On Dec. 18, 1999, Wilma married Charles DeKeyser in Logansport.

Wilma received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Indiana University. She also held a Reading Specialist Certificate from Purdue University. She was employed by Argos Community Schools and Rochester Community Schools. She retired from Rochester in 1996 after 35 years of teaching, 27 of which were spent at Columbia Elementary in Rochester. 

She was the author of “A Perceptual Motor Handbook for Teachers” that she dedicated to children who struggle to learn. She held workshops for teachers in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan to train them in her perceptual motor program. She also taught summer classes for teachers at Bethel College and worked in the Reading Clinic at Indiana Purdue University in Fort Wayne. The greatest success she attained was when a struggling student achieved academic success with her help.

Her loves and interests included her family, friends, teaching, traveling, music, reading, gardening, her pets and her church work. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Logansport since 1978. She was also a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, National Educa-tion Association, RCTA and a lifetime member of Indiana University Alumni Association.

Survivors include her husband, Charles DeKeyser; one son, Steve and wife Joann Shaffer, Rochester; two daughters, Juleen and husband Ron Newcomer, Rochester, and Christine and husband LaVar Hamblin, Burley, Idaho; 10 grandchildren, Mike, Tony and Matt Shaffer, Misty Shaffer Hoff, Jennifer Newcomer Vigil, Kami Newcomer, Andrea Hamblin Tegan, Eric Hamblin, Kelly Jenkins, Marty Prater; and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her seven “sisters” (in-law) and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; a son, Michael Dee, in 1952; a sister, Cleo; and three brothers, Merwyn, Marshall and Eugene Epple.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, with Bishop Joseph Hintz officiating. Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 3-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Columbia Elementary School Library in Rochester for books to be purchased in Wilma’s memory.


 

Esther M. Dillman

Jan. 11, 1909–March 2, 2005

Esther M. DILLMAN, 96, Twelve Mile, died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

Born Jan. 11, 1909, in Miami County, she was the daughter of Ammon and Della Bridenstein DeWald. On Sept. 14, 1927, she married Carl Teel Dillman at the home of the late Rev. C.F. Golden, near Denver. Her husband died Jan. 27, 1997.

Surviving are four sons, Marvin L. Dillman and his wife Harriet, Twelve Mile, Ronald L. Dillman and his wife Janet, Twelve Mile, Carl Edward Dillman and his wife Shirley, Plymouth, and Robert G. Dillman and his wife Linda, Logansport; 15 grandchildren, Cathy Gunter, Terry Dillman, Kevin Dillman, Debra Holliman, Dawn Pickens, Dana Dillman, Cindy McIntosh, Jeff Dillman, Brad Dillman, Pam Johnson, Mark Dillman, Lynette Ray, Lisa Montgomery, Leslie Dillman and Lora Redweik; four stepgranddaughters, 29 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Steve Dillman and Tina Dillman; one great-grandson, Klayton Long; two brothers, Elvin DeWald and William DeWald; and one sister, Thelma Brubaker. She was a member of Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile, and the Women’s Missionary Society. She was the last member of the Twelve Mile Grandmother’s Club.

Her funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile, with the Revs. Paul Reeder and George Hapner officiating. Burial will be at Corinth Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, 3500 W. Indiana 16, Denver, and one hour prior to her service Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Gideon Society.


 

Dale Grossman

Dale GROSSMAN, 73, of 17092 Old U.S. 31, Argos, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Everett V. ‘Abe’ Robins

Memorials for Everett V. “Abe” ROBINS, 81, of 430 W. Eighth St., whose funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, may be made to American Cancer Society or Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.


 

Robert Earl Stahl

Robert Earl STAHL, 61, of 315 W. Garro St., Apt. 305, Plymouth, died Tuesday at his residence.

Survivors include one daughter, Lori Stahl, Tennessee; one son, Jerry Stahl, Wheatfield; five sisters, Phyllis Townsel, Hammond, Rosemary Boyd, Hammond, Shirley Heddens, Argos, Sherrie Ludwig, Plymouth, Karen Obenchain, Plymouth; and three brothers, Ronald Stahl, William Stahl and James Stahl, all of Plymouth.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Friday, March 4, 2001


 

Dale E. Grossman

March 25, 1931–March 2, 2005 Dale E. GROSSMAN, 73, 17092 Old U.S. 31, Argos, went home to see his Lord at 10:25

p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver. He was ill since Jan. 9. Born in Center Township, Marshall County, he was the son of Wayne Grossman Sr. and Neva Puterbaugh. On July 23, 1950, he married Delores Miller in Tippecanoe.

Dale lived his entire life in this community and was a mechanic for Athens Oliver Sales/White Farm Equipment for 46 years. He was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church for 53 years, serving as a Sunday School teacher for 45 years, a Deacon, a Trustee, an AWANA leader and was involved in the Fair Ministry. He loved fishing and was known for his jokes and his sense of humor. He spent his time serving others.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Grossman, at home; four daughters, Kandi S. Dunham and husband Kevin, Argos, Pamela K. Buesking and husband Paul, Kokomo, Robin L. Reichard and husband David, Warsaw, Jodi A. Grossman, Indianapolis; two sons, Bruce A. Grossman and wife Joanne, New Ross, Roger D. Grossman and wife Holly, Winona Lake; one son-in-law, Wayne Tew, Dothan, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, Mark Tew, Randy Dunham, Andrew Buesking, Rebekah Reichard, Rachel Dunham, Allison Reichard, Nicholas Buesking, Kaitlin Reichard, Reghan Dunham, Alexis Grossman and Jordon Grossman. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Cheryl Tew on Feb. 8, 2003; and one brother, Wayne Grossman Jr.

His funeral service is 3 p.m. Sunday at Tippecanoe Community Church, 2940 18B Road, Tippecanoe, with the Rev. Ken Todd and the Rev. Douglas Fritzel officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may visit with the family from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour

prior to his service at the church. Memorials may be made to Mercy Med Flight. The Mercy Med Flight staff flew his daughter Cheryl home from Texas. Dale thought a lot of this organization. Arrangements are by Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.


 

Frederick Robert ‘Bob’ Hoyt

Frederick Robert “Bob” HOYT, 86, Goshen, Conn., died Feb. 21 at Adams House Health Care, Torrington, Conn.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Breakell Hoyt; four sons, Frederick Hoyt III, East Hampton, N.J., John Hoyt, Granby, Conn., Steven Hoyt, Rochester, and James Hoyt, Winston, Ore.; one daughter, Ruth Hamilton, Winsted, Conn.; a brother, David, Maine.

His funeral service was Feb. 25 at the Church of Christ Congregational, Goshen, Conn.


 

Landon Jacob Waddle

Landon Jacob WADDLE, 6 months, of 417 Indiana Ave., Rochester, died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, March 5, 2005


 

Sister M. Gertrude Dolores (Gertrude Mary Schwenk) CSC

Sept. 6, 1932–March 3, 2005

Sister M. Gertrude Dolores was born in Knox to the late Rudolph Michael Schwenk and Fern Ethel Schertz Schwenk. She is survived by her brother, Gene F. Schwenk, Evansville, and several nieces and nephews.

Sister Gertrude received her early education at schools in Grovertown and Rochester. She had begun her nursing training in 1951 and, after entering the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1952, she attended Holy Cross School of Nursing, South Bend, graduating in 1956, and Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, receiving a bachelor of science degree, major: nursing, and minor: science, 1960.

Sister’s first assignment as a nurse was at St. John’s Hospital, Anderson, where she was head nurse until 1958. She was assigned to Saint Joseph’s Hospital, South Bend, as head nurse/nursing supervisor and then director of nursing through the years 1958-1966. Sister attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., as a graduate student receiving her master’s in science degree, major: nursing administration, and minor: medical surgical nursing. She was again assigned to Saint John’s Hospital, Anderson, as director of nursing, 1968-1969, and moved to Saint Joseph’s Hospital, South Bend, as associate director and director of nursing, 1969-1983, and vice president of Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend, 1983-1987.

Sister Gertrude Dolores was elected to the Midwest Region and acted as regional treasurer, 1987-1989. She received training and certification as a HUD assisted housing manager and, in 1989, became administrator of residential services, site manager, at St. Joseph’s Tower, where she resided until her death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Ministry with the Poor Fund, Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Reception of the body will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Wake service will follow at 4 p.m. at Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame. Her funeral service will be at 10:30

a.m. Monday at the church. Kaniewski Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Monday, March 7, 2005


 

Marjorie B. Swick Baker

July 26, 1920–March 4, 2005

Marjorie B. Swick BAKER, 84, Life Care Center, Rochester, and formerly of Akron, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Akron to Joseph Slaybaugh and Bertha Runkle, she married Merl F. Swick in October 1939 in Akron. He died June 27, 1969. She worked at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, Indiana Metal, Rochester, and was a homemaker. A member of Akron United Methodist Church and its women’s group, she belonged to the String Town Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Merlee and husband Guy Bigler, Syracuse; three sons, James and wife Phyllis Swick, Rochester, Tom L. and wife Connie Swick, Silver Lake, and David

E. and wife Linda Swick, Rochester; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and one sister, Josephine Merley.

Her funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Don Dexheimer officiating. Burial will be at Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron United Methodist Church.


 

Hattie M. Carl

Hattie M. CARL, 97, Huntington, died Thursday at the Heritage of Huntington. Survivors include two brothers, Albert Eshelman and Estle Jay Eshelman, and one sister, Marie Horn. 

Her funeral service was 11 a.m. today at Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington. 


 

William W. King

June 21, 1915–March 6, 2005

William W. KING, 89, Life Care Center, Rochester, passed away at 1:18 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester.  Born on June 21, 1915, in Fulton County, he was the son of Howard G. and Carrie Conrad King. He married Evelyn Johnson, who preceded him in death in 1947. On Sept. 12, 1948, at Trinity United Methodist Church of Rochester, he married Cora E. Britton. She preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2003.

Mr. King had been a meat cutter for the former Berkway Super Market, Morris and

I.G.A. grocery stores of Rochester. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge for more than 50 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II who served in the cavalry and as a truck driver. He enjoyed gardening both flowers and vegetables.

Survivors include his daughters, Janet Mae King, Rochester, Carol Jean and husband Danny Oliver, Hamilton, Ala.; one son, William H. King and fiancee Serita Workman, Rochester; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Lee King, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Don King.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmer-man Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Buck Padilla officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home. An Odd Fellows Memorial service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial is at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


 

Fern E. Swick

Oct. 18, 1918–March 7, 2005

Fern E. SWICK, 86, formerly of Burket, died at 1:25 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Born in Kosciusko County, she was the daughter of Ivan Warren and Amanda Rupley. She married Claude E. Swick on May 18, 1936, in Claypool. He died July 31, 2002. A homemaker, she was a member of Burket United Methodist Church and its prayer and share group. 

Survivors include three daughters, Arlene and husband Melvin Miller, Warsaw, Marilyn and husband James Collins, and Nancy Kuhn, all of Rochester; five sons, Frank and wife Judy Swick, Mentone, Ronnie and wife Carolyn Swick, Claypool, Macks and wife Donna Swick, David and wife Tammy Swick, all of Warsaw, Mark and wife Valerie Swick, Indianapolis; two sisters including her twin, Faye Smith, Warsaw, and Leatha Nees, Mayer, Ariz.; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Don Poyser officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Burket United Methodist Church.


 

Landon Jacob Waddle

Aug. 7, 2004–March 3, 2005

Landon Jacob WADDLE, 6 months, 417 Indiana Ave., died unexpectedly at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at his home.

He was born in South Bend to Jacob and Christy Young Waddle. Surviving with his parents are one brother, Gage Waddle, at home; maternal grandparents, Mark and Joy Young, Mentone; maternal grandmother, Becky Yoder, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Randy and Edna Waddle, Rochester; maternal stepgreat-grandparents, Bill and Kate O’Hara, Silver Lake; and paternal great-grandmother, Jane New, Burket.

His funeral service was at 1 p.m. today at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Pastor Dan Honeycutt officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Visitation was 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the family in Landon’s memory.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005


 

Hattie M. Carl

Jan. 20, 1908–March 3, 2005

Hattie M. CARL died Thursday at the Heritage of Huntington. She was born Jan. 20, 1908, to Clarence and Evaline Clemans Eshelman. Her marriage was May 31, 1969, to Homer G. Carl Sr. He died Dec. 17, 1983.

Survivors include two stepsons, Homer G. Carl Jr., Huntington, and J.C. Carl, Goshen; three stepdaughters, Janice Eller, Thais Wilhelm and Catherine Stayner, all of Huntington; 19 stepgrandchildren, 36 stepgreat-grandchildren and 11 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. One sister, Marie Horn, two brothers, Albert Eshelman and Estle Jay Eshelman, and one stepdaughter, Phyllis Ziegler, preceded her in death. Her funeral service was Monday at Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington, with burial at Akron Cemetery.


 

Rev. Kenneth A. Leininger

Dec. 6, 1903–March 4, 2005

Rev. Kenneth A. LEININGER, 101, of 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

Kenneth Albert Leininger was born Dec. 6, 1903, in Akron to William and Sarah Ann “Anna” Heighway Leininger. He married Ruth Wideman on July 26, 1924, in St. Joseph, Mich. His wife passed away on Oct. 31, 1999.

His grandfather, David Leininger, was a pioneer in the early years of the foundation of the Church of God. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he retired as a minister of the Church of God.

Surviving are his daughters, Lola Ann Meler, Santa Maria, Calif., Carolyn Jane Preston, Shenandoah, Iowa, Patricia Irene Ellis, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Mary Leininger, Akron. He was preceded in death by one brother, Marion Earl Leininger, in 1999.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor Jerry Yoder and Chaplain Glenn Byers officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Calling is from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Village Retirement Community, 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake.


 

James C. Lewis

James C. LEWIS, 90, of 10911 E. Indiana 14, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Fern E. Swick

Oct. 18, 1918–March 7, 2005

Fern E. SWICK, 86, formerly of Burket, died at 1:25 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Born in Kosciusko County, she was the daughter of Ivan Warren and Amanda Rupley. She married Claude E. Swick on May 18, 1936, in Claypool. He died July 31, 2002. A homemaker, she was a member of Burket United Methodist Church and its prayer and share group. 

Survivors include three daughters, Arlene and husband Melvin Miller, Warsaw, Marilyn and husband James Collins, and Nancy Kuhn, all of Rochester; five sons, Frank and wife Judy Swick, Mentone, Ronnie and wife Carolyn Swick, Claypool, Macks and wife Donna Swick, David and wife Tammy Swick, all of Warsaw, Mark and wife Valerie Swick, Indianapolis; two sisters including her twin, Faye Smith, Warsaw, and Leatha Nees, Mayer, Ariz.; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters; three brothers; one daughter, Phyllis Ann; one son, Eldon Dewayne; and one grandson.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Don Poyser officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Burket United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

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Thursday, March 10, 2005


 

James C. ‘Jim’ Lewis

March 30, 1914–March 7, 2005

Jim LEWIS, 90, Akron, IN, passed away Monday night following a long illness.

He was born in Bloomfield, MO, and moved to Akron, IN, in 1945, where he was well-known as the Surge Dairy Farm Equip-ment dealer in Fulton and surrounding counties. Jim married the former Helen E. Lindstrom of Evanston, IL, March 18, 1950, who survives him.

Other survivors include two daughters, Linda and husband Jeff Thomas of Temecula, CA, and Lisa and husband Doug Davis of Spotsylvania, VA, and four grandchildren, Kristi and Erik Davis, James Helms and Clint Thomas. He is predeceased by one brother, Cliff.

During World War II, Jim instructed servicemen in aircraft engine repair nationwide for the Curtis Wright company of St. Louis. Jim was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, the Akron Chapter of the Masons, the Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne, and was a 55-year member of the Scottish Rite of South Bend.

Following cremation, there will be a private memorial service for family members. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


 

Marilyn Smith

Marilyn SMITH, 69, of 805 E. Walnut St., Akron, died at 5:38 a.m. today at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Friday, March 11, 2005


 

James E. Hibbard

James E. HIBBARD, 56, Macy, died at 11:07 a.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.


 

Marilyn S. Smith

Oct. 21, 1935–March 10, 2005

Marilyn S. SMITH, 69, of 805 E. Walnut St., Akron, died at 5:38 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. She was seriously ill for two days.

Born in Peru to Keith and Mary Barker Behny, she married William Sarver on Nov. 28, 1950. He preceded her in death. She later married Frank Brown, who preceded her in death. On June 24, 1972, she married Marvin J. Smith in Greentown. He died April 13, 2001.

A homemaker, she worked at Delco Radio, Kokomo, for 33 years before retiring. She was a member of Local 292 Union Autoworkers. She was also a member of Akron Church of God, where she was involved in the food pantry, helped in the daycare and was a teacher at Vacation Bible School. 

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara and husband Jeffrey Labahn, Kenosha, Wis., and Michelle and husband Randall Hoover, Kokomo; six grandchildren, Melanie, Sarah, Quinn, Wesley, Randy and Drake; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack Behny, Greentown, and Robert and wife Cindy Behny, Tipton.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard, in infancy, and Terry Sarver, on March 29, 2004, and one sister, Patricia Laughlin.

Her funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Akron Church of God, Akron, with Pastors Terry Canfield and Steve Fleck, officiating. Burial will be private at Sunset Memory 

Garden on Alto Road, Kokomo. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. before the service Sunday at the church. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handing arrangements.


 

Arthur T. Tafelski

Dec. 6, 1938–March 10, 2005

Arthur T. TAFELSKI, 66, South Bend, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1938, in South Bend to William and Verna Wesolowski Tafelski, who preceded him in death. On May 23, 1964, Arthur married Charlotte Piantski.

Surviving Arthur is his wife Charlotte; daughters, Cheryl Tafelski, Mishawaka, Denise (Joseph) Hedric, Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Dale (Sharri) Tafelski, Rochester; grandchildren, Kristin and Adam Yeager; and brother, George Tafelski, South Bend.

Arthur was a member of St. Adalbert’s Church. He enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and was a fan of the Notre Dame women’s basketball program. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1962.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, South Bend, with a rosary at 3 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Adalbert’s Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, March 12, 2005


 

Steven Raymond Behnken

Steven Raymond BEHNKEN, 41, of Fort Adkins, Wis., and formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday in Fort Adkins, Wis.

His funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Olsen Funeral Home, Jefferson, Wis. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Monday.


 

James E. Hibbard

Dec. 11, 1948–March 10, 2005

James E. HIBBARD, 56, Macy died at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Born Dec. 11, 1948, in Connersville, he was the son of Richard Hibbard and Georgia Wyatt Korba. He was wounded in Viet Nam in 1970, while serving in the U.S. Army, and he received his Purple Heart.

Survivors include his mother, Georgia Korba, Peru; a daughter, Jamie Hibbard, Fort Wayne; a brother, Harold Hibbard, Twelve Mile; a sister, Sherry Jones, Lagro; and two nephews. One sister, Ina Sue Hibbard, preceded him in death.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with

Chaplain Steve Fleck officiating. Burial will be at Santa Fe Cemetery, Santa Fe. Friends may call

3-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Monday, March 14, 2005


 

Jean E. Fisher

July 22, 1917–March 11, 2005

Jean E. FISHER, 87, Rochester, and formerly of Columbia City and Hartford City, passed away at 8 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center.

Born July 22, 1917, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Millard Clifton and Cora Estella Mosher Smith. She was a 1936 graduate of Columbia City High School. On Nov. 11, 1939, in Columbia City, she married Harold D. Fisher. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1993.

Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker. She was a member of Fulton County Republican Club and First Church of God, Rochester. She was a Rochester resident since 1967 when she moved from Hartford City.

Survivors include nieces, Norma and husband John Bortner, Auburn, and Flava Galbreath, California; nephews, Millard Galbreath, Columbia City, and Morris and wife Cindy Galbreath, Colorado; six great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-niece. She was preceded in death by her parents and sistert, Mrs. Charles (Peggy) Klemans.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David Dittman officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


 

David Ellis Foster

David Ellis FOSTER, 52, 2285 N. 300 West, Winamac, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara A. Foster, Winamac; daughters, Jolie Campbell, Pershing, Janelle Ingram, Peru, Joscelyn Foster, Peru, Jillian Foster, Monticello, and Jalene Foster, Winamac; son, Jacob Foster, Winamac; his mother, Jane Foster, Winamac; and brothers, Bruce Foster, Plymouth, Steve Foster, Rochester, and Sam Foster, Winamac.

There will be no funeral service but visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac.


 

Lucille Personett

Dec. 23, 1910–March 13, 2005

Lucille PERSONETT, 94, of 2607 E. Macy/Gilead Road, Macy, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Miami County to Harry and Ada Fishley Runkle, she married Lawrence I. Personett on Dec. 5, 1930, in Rochester. He died in August 1979. She was a homemaker and member of Gilead United Methodist Church and the UMW of the church.

Survivors include two daughter, Marie and husband Lloyd Nickels, Peru, and Mary Ann and husband Jerry Kuhn, Macy; three sons, Earl and wife Ruby Personett, Yuma, Ariz., Harold and wife June Personett, Macy, and Donald and wife Jean Personett, Akron; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, David Personett.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will be at Gilead Cemetery, Gilead. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Macy Christian Church Ladies Aid.

Tuesday, March 15, 2003


 

Joan E. Nunes

Joan E. NUNES, 73, Life Care Center, died Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include four daughters, Laura Nunes, Durham, N.C., Mary Kay Jones, Mentone, Joan Jaggers, Fort Smith, Ark., Natalie Nunes Howe, Chevy Chase, Md.; two sons, Joseph Nunes, Andover, Mass., John Nunes, San Jose, Calif.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. today at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.


 

Goldie Maude Ringer

Goldie Maude RINGER, 100, Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, and formerly of 16147 Muckshaw Road, Argos, died at 4:45 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005


 

Goldie Maude Ringer

Goldie Maude Ringer, 100, formerly of 16147 Muckshaw Road, Argos, died Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include one daughter, Lenora Gann, Argos; two sons, Lloyd Ringer, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Eugene Ringer, Culver.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to her service Friday.

Thursday, March 17, 2005


 

Dennis Overmeyer

Dennis OVERMEYER, 57, Burket, died Wednesday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital emergency room, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Friday, March 18, 2005


 

Norma Kring

Norma KRING, 91, formerly of Argos, died at 9:47 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Dennis R. Overmeyer

March 24, 1947–March 16, 2005

Dennis R. OVERMEYER, 57, Kosciusko County Road 700 West, Burket, unexpectedly passed away at 8:57 p.m. Wednesday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital emergency room, Warsaw.

Born in Roseland, Ill. (Cook County), to Robert and Vada Brasel Overmeyer, he lived in the Burket area for 35 years. On Aug. 14, 1975, he married Rainelle T. Davis in Fulton County. She survives in Burket.

Mr. Overmeyer was a production supervisor at Union Tool, Warsaw. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, a member of the VFW and American Legion Post No. 49, both of Warsaw, and the American Quarter Horse Association. He was a 32-year member of the Burket Volunteer Fire Department and a board member of the Four Way EMS in Mentone.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Vada Overmeyer, Warsaw; two daughters Angela and husband Dr. Dan Markwalder, Crystal Lake, Ill., Keri Overmeyer, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three sons, Dennis Robert and wife Jennifer Overmeyer, Aurora, Ill., Skip and wife Kelly Smythe, Leesburg, Neal Smythe, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five grandchildren, Amber, Robbie, Nathan, Jeremiah and Paige; one sister, Glory and husband Carl Davis, Lancaster, Penn.; and one brother, Daryl Overmeyer, Warsaw.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Pastor Mark Zerkel officiating. Burial is at Palestine Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post No. 49, Warsaw. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A fireman’s service is 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Burket Fire Department.


 

Alice E. Waggoner

Alice E. WAGGONER, 72, of 121 W. Pleasant St., Etna Green, died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Annie Wasko

Annie WASKO, 81, of 6912 W. Shilling Road, Mentone, died at 7:05 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Lorraine M. Whittenberger

Lorraine M. WHITTENBERGER, 78, of 404 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 1:32 a.m. today at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Saturday, March 19, 2005


 

Norma Arlese Kring

Aug. 23, 1913–March 17, 2005

Norma Arlene KRING, 91, of 905 Berkley Street, Plymouth, died at 9:47 p.m. Thursday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she was a patient.

Survivors include one daughter, Caryl Lee Deisch, Plymouth; one son, Rev. Dean Kring, Hartwell, Ga.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, one sister, Kathryn Fye, South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2 p.m. Monday in the Argos Bible Church with Rev. Mark Fishburn officiating. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, or one hour prior to services at the church.


 

James D. Morris

May 19, 1939–March 17, 2005

James D. MORRIS, 65, who resided at 408 W. Liberty Ave., Bourbon, died unexpectedly at 2:03 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

Jim was born May 19, 1939, at North Liberty to Ross and Helen Souder Morris. On Nov. 5, 1959, he married Shirley Ellinger, who survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Randy Morris, Bourbon, Brent and Camille Morris, Menomonee Falls, Wis., and William “Bill” Morris, Rochester; three grandchildren, Heather, Drew, and Cole; one sister, Mary Lu Richardson, Rochester; his mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Inks, Plymouth; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Billy.

Jim became the owner of Morris & Sons Roofing in 1994 after working for Lawmaster Bros. Roofing for 35 years. He was a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge No. 741, National Rifle Association, National Roofers Contractors Association and Midwest Roofers Contractors Association. He was a past member of the Bourbon Town Board and a 1957 graduate of Tippecanoe High School.

Jim loved to help other people and organizations in town. His biggest joy was “his roofing.” He enjoyed golfing and sports. He loved his grandchildren and especially having coffee with his friends every day. He enjoyed suppers and Sunday morning breakfast clubs and excursions with dear friends. He loved to tease and joke around.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon. His funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Cottrill officiating. Burial is at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon. Memorials may be made in his memory to Bourbon Fire Department or Bourbon Emergency Medical Services.


 

Alice E. Waggoner

March 18, 1932–March 17, 2005

Alice E. WAGGONER, 72, of 121 W. Pleasant St., Etna Green, died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born in Warsaw to George and Doris Kessler Feldman, she was a lifetime area resident who lived in Tippecanoe, Bourbon and Etna Green. On Oct. 5, 1963, she married Don M. Waggoner in Warsaw.

She was an accountant with Orthopedic Equipment Co., Bourbon, and was co-owner of Don’s Flower Shoppe, Etna Green. A member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, she was a 1950 graduate of Tippecanoe High School and a graduate of International Business College, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Don M. Waggoner, Etna Green; one son, Eric Waggoner, Etna Green; three grandchildren, Kristyn, Ben and Emily; one brother, Don Feldman and wife Sarah, South Bend; and one sister, Nancy and husband Richard Martin, Bourbon. She was preceded in death by one brohter, Bobby, and one grandson, Alex.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Monsignor James Wolfe officiating. Burial will be at Etna Green Cemetery, Etna Green. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, Kosciusko County Hospice or Etna Green First Responders.


 

Annie R. Wasko

Annie R. WASKO, of Mentone, Indiana, passed away peacefully at Kosciusko Community Hospital on Friday morning, March 18.

Born in Victor, New York, Annie was the fourth of seven children born to James and Margaret Jones. After attending St. Mary’s College in Tennessee, she married Andrew Wasko, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, in 1949, and they raised their children there.

Annie was best known for her life’s work as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. From 1965 through 1995, her ministry centered on areas served by the Fair Lawn and Hawthorne 

congregations in New Jersey. After her husband’s retirement in 1995, she relocated to the Warsaw and Rochester congregations in Indiana to be closer to her daughter. Her husband, Andy, died in 2002. She is survived by her son, Drew Wasko, Rego Park, New York, her daughter, Jaime Shirey, and her granddaughter, Jessica Shirey, Mentone.

A memorial service is scheduled to be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on State Road 25 in Rochester on Sunday evening, March 20, at 6 p.m. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements.


 

Lorraine M. Whittenberger

Sept. 24, 1926–March 18, 2005 Lorraine M. WHITTENBERGER, 78, of 404 North Mishawaka Street, Akron, died at

1:32 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Born to John Blais and Francis Donay in Iroquois County, Ill., she married Joseph D. Whittenberger on March 6, 1948 in Akron. He died on Sept. 29, 2000. She was raised by William and Loretta Hancock. She was a homemaker and a member of the Akron Church of God.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Whittenberger and wife Marci, Tallahasee, Fla., and Larry Whittenberger, Los Angeles, Calif.; one granddaughter, Amy Whittenberger; and three sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Cox, Rochester, Helen Hill and husband Guy, Rochester, and Maggie Whittenbergre, Mexico, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one step brother, Ed Hancock.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Akron Church of God or the Akron Public Library.

Monday, March 21, 2005


 

Harry ‘Bud’ Baker

Aug. 2, 1923–March 19, 2005

Harry “Bud” BAKER, 81, of 1541 Audubon Ave., Rochester, passed away at 5:11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Born in Fulton County to William and Tressie Dehm Baker, he lived his entire life in this area. On June 13, 1945, he married Nancy Ellen Sayger in Rochester.

Mr. Baker retired from Sibley’s Foundry, South Bend, after 34 years. He enjoyed farming and was a U.S. Army veteran in World War II. He was a member of the VFW, Rochester, and the American Legion Post No. 485, Schererville.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Baker, at home; two sons, Robert and Laurie Baker, Plymouth, Rick and Susan Baker, Rochester; two grandsons, Eric Baker, Plymouth, and Kevin Baker, Rochester; two sisters, Hazel and Cleon Conwell, Rochester, and Betty and Bob Alderfer, Yuba City, Calif.; three brothers, Curly Baker, Kenny Baker, both of Rochester, and Weldon Baker, Talma. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leonard Baker, in 1953.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Burial is at Athens Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Rochester. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to his service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Talma Lions Club.


 

V. Willadean Helvey

V. Willadean HELVEY, 87, Life Care Center of Rochester, formerly of Akron, died at

4:35 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Norma Arlene Kring

Norma Arlene KRING, 91, of 905 Berkley St., Plymouth, died Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include one daughter, Caryl Lee Deisch, Plymouth; one son, Rev. Dean Kring, Hartwell, Ga.; and one sister, Kathryn Fye, South Bend.

Her funeral service is at 2 p.m. today at Argos Bible Church. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is handling arrangements.


 

Virginia Lee McGuire

Virginia Lee McGUIRE, 81, Denver, died Saturday at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Dean H. McGuire, at home; and one brother, Gene Shoemaker, Fishers.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 

Audrey Wasson

Audrey WASSON, 29, Kewanna, died at 3:37 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


 

George R. Cumberland

George R. CUMBERLAND, 81, 1403 N. Lakeview Blvd., Warsaw, died at 1:25 p.m. Monday at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

V. Willadean Helvey

April 18, 1917–March 20, 2005

V. Willadean HELVEY, 87, Life Care Center of Rochester, formerly of Akron, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Born in Miami County to Frank Whisler and Alma Berger, she married Maurice “Pete” Helvey on May 14, 1938, in Akron. He passed away on Sept. 7, 2000. Mrs. Helvey was a homemaker and a member of Akron Church of God and the Stringtown Friends Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie and husband Gary Brown, Shepherd, Mich.; two sons, Max and wife Alice Helvey, Kerners, N.C., Dennis and wife Connie Helvey, South Whitley; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Phyllis Frye, Galion, Ohio, and Norma and husband Pat Eryie, Lakeland, Fla. She was preceded in death by one son, Stanley Helvey.

Her funeral service is noon Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God or Hope Hospice.


 

Grace L. Simpson Richardson

Sept. 23, 1938–March 20, 2005

Grace L. Simpson RICHARDSON, 66, Chatham, Va., died Sunday in Danville, Va. Born in Pineville, W.Va., she was the daughter of Hiram and Bessie Simpson. She married Marvin

L. Richardson, who survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Ester Blair, Chatham, Va., and MaryEllen Giliano, Chicago; one son, Marvin L. Richardson Jr., Chatham, Va.; four sisters, Betty Gates, Fresno, Calif., Libby Gates, Hacienda Heights, Calif., Barbara Broyles, Louisville, Ky., and Patricia Boddales, Chicago; one brother, Eddie “Ron” Taylor, Rochester; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bob and Delano Simpson; one sister, Shelby Taylor; one grandson, Alex Blair; and one niece, Melissa Taylor Slater.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Scotts Funeral Home, Chatham, Va. Burial will be at Hillcrest Burial Park, Chatham, Va. Visitation is from 7-8 p.m. today.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005


 

Nellie Mae Baugh

Nellie Mae BAUGH, 62, of 3462 Lindsey Drive, Logansport, formerly of Rochester, died Monday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Lee Baugh Sr., Benton, Ark., and Henry Vaughn Baugh Sr., Kokomo; one sister, Geraldine Willyard, Logansport; five brothers, Hermon Williams, Rochester, Boyd Williams, Conway, Ark., Jerry Williams, Conway, Ark., Floyd Williams, Benton, Ark., and Larry Williams, Conway, Ark.

Her graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


 

George Richard Cumberland

Jan. 13, 1924–March 21, 2004

George Richard CUMBERLAND, 81, of 1403 N. Lakeview Blvd., Warsaw, passed away at 1:25 p.m. Monday at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.

Born in Miami County to Walter and Blanche Hanson Cumberland, he was a lifetime area resident and had wintered in Bradenton, Fla., the last 18 years. On Nov. 3, 1946, he married Dorothy E. Walters in Van Wert, Ohio. She survives at home.

Mr. Cumberland was a traffic coordinator for R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Warsaw, where he worked for 24 years. He was also a farmer and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw, the Warsaw Kiwanis where he had been past president and was very active, the Masonic Lodge No. 73 in Warsaw, a 1942 Beaver Dam High School graduate who attended every Alumni Banquet.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Diane K. Cumberland, Houston, Texas, and Brenda Deardorff, Warsaw; three grandchildren, Kristin and husband Tyson Silveus, Warsaw, Kelly and husband Don Michell, Fort Wayne, and Derrick Deardorff, W. Lafayette; three great-grandchildren, Caden Silveus, Weber and Emma Michell; one sister, Mary and husband Eldon Horn, Warsaw; and one brother, Loren and wife Betty Cumberland, Claypool. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth and Evelyn Cumberland; and six brothers, Paul, Walter, Vernon, Eldon, Frank and Warren Cumberland.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. David Overmyer officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Visitation is from 2-8

p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw, the Kosciusko County Hospice or Riley Children’s Hospital.


 

Don W. Flenar

Don W. FLENAR, 70, Mason Health Care, Warsaw, formerly of Mentone, died at 2:05

a.m. today at Mason Health Care, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Paul Eugene ‘Gabby’ Galbraith

Paul Eugene “Gabby” GALBRAITH, 82, of 486 E. Washington Ave., Peru, died Tuesday in Galveston.

Survivors include five children, Dallas Galbraith, Roanoke, Paul Eugene Galbraith Jr., Peru, Kay Robertson, Peru, Tracy Miller, Peru, and one daughter, Melody, Wabash.

His funeral service is 6 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 4 p.m. Friday until his service at the funeral home.


 

Willard G. Krueger

Willard G. KRUEGER, 75, Gilman, Ill., died Monday at his home. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Krueger, at home; four daughters, Pamela Plante, Herscher, Ill., Tammy Kanosky and Susan Hanson, both of Gilman, Ill., and Shelley Ponton, Ashkum, Ill.; one sister, Mardelle Goller, Rochester; and one brother, Ron Krueger, Crescent City, Ill. His funeral is 11 a.m. today at Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, Ill.


 

James Dean Shriver

March 30, 1941–March 3, 2005

James Dean SHRIVER, 63, passed away March 3 at his home in San Antonio, Texas.

Born on March 30, 1941, in Fulton County, he was the son of Chester and Esther Swears Shriver, who preceded him in death. Jim spent a decade in the army, when in Kaiserslauten, Germany, he married Inge, who preceded him in death in 2001.

After coming home, he lived around Rochester until moving to San Antonio, Texas, in 1981. He was a truck driver all his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Marina; his grandaughters, Leslie and Amanda; one great-granddaughter, Isabel; his brothers and sisters, Harry, Jack, Milo, Cheryl and Barbara; and three half sisters. All survive in Indiana.

Jim was laid to rest on March 15, 2005, in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. The Rev. Bill Bischoff officiated.


 

Audrey Wasson

Audrey WASSON, 29, Kewanna, died Sunday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. Her funeral service is noon today at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

Friday, March 25, 2005


 

Everette R. Clemons

Feb. 2, 1920–March 23, 2005

Everette R. CLEMONS, 85, Thornhope, Pulaski County, passed away at 7 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born in Silver Point, Tenn., to George Roscoe Clemons and Annabelle Heflin, he married Louzetta Geer on July 24, 1943, in Sparta, Tenn. She passed away on Feb. 21, 2004.

Mr. Clemons was a retired track patroller with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of Thornhope Church of Christ, a lifetime member of AFL-CIO and an avid gardener, who also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two sons, Phillip Clemons and wife Jayne, Lancaster, Texas, Jerry Clemons and wife Melinda L., Star City; one daughter, Sharon Short and husband Edward, Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Pete Clemons, Rochester; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters and three brothers.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center chapel, with Edward Short and Lewis Short officiating. Burial is at Carlin Cemetery, Silver Point, Tenn. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to World Christian Broadcasting Corp., 605 Bradley Court, Franklin, TN 37067.


 

Don W. Flenar

March 19, 1934–March 24, 2005

Don W. FLENAR, 71, Mason Health Care, Warsaw, formerly of Mentone, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Thursday at Mason Health Care.

Born in Mentone to Seth and Mildred Robbins Flenar, he was a lifetime area resident. He had worked for Linn’s Service Center, Mentone, and loved flying and animals. He was also a coin collector.

Survivors include one sister, Doris and husband Leslie Grubbs, Bourbon; three brothers, Robert and wife Ellen Flenar, Mentone, Kay and wife Sue Flenar, Etna Green, and Max and wife Linda Flenar, Etna Green; one stepsister, Mona Dean and husband Ron Flood, Tecumseh, Mich.; one stepbrother, Charles and wife Mary Carpenter, Etna Green; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jerry and Larry Flenar.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastors Dennis Bollenbacher and Jimmy Robbins officiating. Burial is at Palestine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mentone Fire Department.


 

Anita M. Scuffham

Anita M. SCUFFHAM, 47, of 217 Pontiac St., Rochester, died Thursday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

Survivors include her longtime fiance, Jerry Miller, Rochester; one sister, Barbara Spobert, New Kent County, Virginia; two brothers, Ralph Scuffham, Benton, Ill., and Norval James Ivey, Hampton, Va.

Her funeral service is 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


 

Jeffery Lynn Starr

Jeffery Lynn STARR, 41, of 1913 S. 500 West, Winamac, died Wednesday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Suzanne Starr, at home; two daughters, Crystal Lynne Starr, Buffalo, and Brittney Renee Starr, Winamac; parents, William Francis and Darlene JoAnn Starr; one sister, Dana M. Starr, Goshen; three brothers, William Scott Starr, Winamac, Tracy Starr, Rensselaer, and Darren Starr.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Visitation is from 2­8 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 26, 2005


 

Elener ‘Ellie’ Grossman

Aug. 28, 1936–March 23, 2005

Elener “Ellie” GROSSMAN, 68, Jonesborough, Tenn., died Wednesday at Johnson City Medical Center after a 31-year battle with cancer.

A native of Kosciusko County, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Mabel E. Sarber Norris. Ellie, with her husband Gilbert, moved to Jonesborough in 1990 after early retirement from Bortz Elevator Co. Inc., Westville, where she served as comptroller. From 1990 to 1998, she worked part-time at the Washington County Jonesborough Library and at ETSU’s Sherrod Library in the cataloging department.

Ellie graduated as valedictorian of Class of 1954, Beaver Dam High School. She then went on to attend and graduate with a BA English Comprehensive degree from Grace College and an MA in Journalism from Indiana University. She earned numerous additional graduate hours from Grace Theological Seminary, St. Cloud State University and Indiana University.

Ellie served as an English and journalism teacher at the college and high school level for nearly a quarter of a century. For her years as publications advisor at Thornridge High School, Ill., she was recognized as the 1974 Gold Key Advisor by the Illinois Association of Teachers of Journalism. Her name appeared in several editions of Who’s Who. During the course of her teaching career, she also was an assistant professor at Grace College, Winona Lake; taught 11 summers at Indiana Univesity’s High School Journalism Institutes; and was a visiting lecturer at Purdue University’s North Central campus.

Since 1996, she donated much of her time to volunteer missionary work abroad. She served numerous short-term missions in England, Wales and the Caribbean. Her recent ministry was with Christian Literature Crusade Ministries International in the United Kingdom. Maintaining a priority of service to God throughout her life, Ellie served as a youth and adult Sunday school teacher, choir member and as a member of missions committees and Christian education boards at churches in Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. She currently attended Westminster Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, Tenn.

In 1963, she married Gilbert G. Grossman, who survives. She also leaves one son and daughter-in-law, Lt. Col. Luke G. Grossman, USAF, and Dawn E.W. Grossman, currently serving with U.S. Forces in Germany; one brother, David L. Norris and his wife, Vickie, of Colonial Heights, Va.; one nephew and one niece.

The funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, Tenn., with Dr. Jim Richter officiating. Music will be under the direction of Willette Erickson, organist, and Susie Smith, soloist. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel prior to the service. The graveside service and committal will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, with the Rev. Roger Peugh 

officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Literature Crusade Ministries Intl., P.O. Box 1449, Fort Washington, PA 19034-8449, or to American Cancer Society, Suite 102, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Grossman family are through Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-610-7171. Local arrangements are through King Memorial Funeral Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, IN 36539, 574-353-7975.

Monday, March 28, 2005


 

Luroy W. Bick

Luroy W. BICK, 97, Hickory Creek Nursing Home, formerly of 531 W. 11th St., died at

11:55 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Roch-ester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Lewis ‘Frank’ Livesay Jr.

Lewis “Frank” LIVESAY Jr., 90, formerly of 811 N. 400 East, Rochester, died at 12:10

a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrange-ments are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

David Montague

David MONTAGUE, 67, formerly of Akron, died at 11:42 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


 

Franklin Lewis ‘Frank’ Livesay Jr.

Nov. 10, 1914–March 28, 2005

Franklin Lewis “Frank” LIVESAY Jr., 90, formerly of 811 N. 400 East, Rochester, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Born in Richview, Ill., to Lewis Franklin Livesay Sr. and Dora Haun, he married Violet Heeter on June 22, 1942, in Centralia, Ill. She preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 1995.

Mr. Livesay was retired from Torin Corp. and was a UAW retiree. He always considered himself a farmer and most enjoyed working on his farm and in his garden. He had a great respect for nature, trees and the environment. He often talked about his earlier years farming with horses and mules. He also worked for a time in a lumber camp and for the railroad. He worked for the Department of the Interior, Indian Bureau on the Sac and Fox Reservation in Toledo, Iowa, where he met his wife who was a government nurse on the reservation. He was a member of the IOOF, Rochester, for more than 50 years, and felt that that was an important part of his life. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed at Camp Carson in Colorado where he helped construct some of the buildings. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Stewart and husband Jerry, Michigan City; five brothers, Roy Livesay, El Paso, Texas, Ward Livesay, Terre Haute, Hugh Livesay and wife LaVon, Lawrenceville, Ill., Vernon Livesay, Galena, Ill., and James Livesay and wife Zona, Centralia, Ill.; three grandchildren, Tamera Vegh and husband Mark, Edwards-burg, Mich., 

Michael Roe and wife Monika, Culver City, Calif., and Dawn Snyder, Plymouth; four great-grandchildren, Amber, Trevor, Devon and Colin Roth, Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a granddaughter, Cynthia Sue Roe; a brother, Jesse Lee;three sisters, Zora Hake, Mabel Ohlsen, and Martha McCoy.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Pastors Edward Vegh and Buck Padilla officiating. Burial is at Leiters Ford Cemetery with a military graveside service conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. An IOOF service is 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, or the Rochester IOOF Lodge.


 

David L. Montague

Sept. 16, 1937–March 27, 2005

David L. MONTAGUE, 67, Life Care Center of Rochester, formerly of Akron, passed away at 11:42 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born in Warsaw to LaVaugh and Celia Lemler Montague, he married Zelma Reed, then he married Beverly Greer, then he married Dorothy Hartman who survives in Akron. Mr. Montague was a truck driver. His handle was The Rubber Duck.

Surviving with his wife, Dorothy Montague, are his mother, Celia Montague, Bremen; four daughters, Becky and husband Rob Dunnuck, Akron, Rachel and husband Dennis Parton, Newport News, Va., Leah Montague, Wabash, and Cheryl Montague, Indiana-polis; three sons, John Montague, Fort Benning, Ga., Robert Montague, Fairfax, Va., Michael Montague, Wabash; two sisters, Nila and husband Gene Davis, Crowley, Texas, Phyllis and husband Jim Trentham, Keller, Texas; three brothers, Neil and wife Dori Montague, Bremen, Gene and wife Judy Montague, Akron, and Tom Montague, Schererville; and four grandchildren.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Mark Whinery officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.


 

Gary E. Ousley

Oct. 31, 1955–March 26, 2005

Gary E. OUSLEY, 49, Hanna, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005. He was born Oct. 31, 1955, in Rochester to E. Aron and Lula (James) Ousley, graduated from Kewanna High School and lived in Kewanna for many years. He had been a supervisor and electrician with MPI in Knox and had worked for McGill Manufacturing in Valparaiso for nearly 30 years. Gary was a member of the Hanna United Methodist Church. On March 15, 2003, he married Cathleen (Wright) Owen, who survives along with five children, Marc (Becky) Ousley of Avon, Eric (Randi) Ousley of Fishers, Rachel Ousley of Rockport, Stephanie Owen and Brandon Owen, both of Hanna; two grandchildren, Katy and Brayden; his parents, Aron and Lula Ousley of Kewanna; and two sisters, Brenda Whiteman of Lafayette and Diane Miller of Monticello.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. (CST) Wednesday at Hanna United Methodist Church, the Rev. Kent Dale officiating, with burial at Hanna Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. (CST)

today at Wanatah Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Hanna United Methodist Church. Wednesday, March 30, 2005


 

Dr. Leland Heidorn

Dr. Leland HEIDORN, 79, Kewanna, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

Thursday, March 31, 2005


 

Luroy W. Bick

Dec. 20, 1907–March 25, 2005

Luroy W. BICK, 97, Hickory Creek Nursing Home, and formerly of 531 W. 11th St., Rochester, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in Rochester Town-ship of Fulton County to Clyde and Mable Meyer Bick, he lived most of his life in the Fulton County area. On Dec. 25, 1927, he married Elizabeth Laura Smith in Gilead. He was a well-driller and owned and operated Rochester Well & Pump for several years. 

He was a very active member of the Rochester Rotary Club, where he had a perfect attendance record for 35 consecutive years. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the Rotary for his honorable service to the club and the community. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Reese, Rochester; one granddaughter, Cathy Weissert and husband Michael, Tippecanoe; one grandson, Larry Reese and wife Ruth, Rochester; one great-grandson, Alan Reese and wife Sarah, Mishawaka; two sisters, Lola Eisenman, Englewood, Fla., and Bernice Gedeon, Rochester; and two brothers, Jack Bick, Rochester, and Clyde Bick and wife Helen, Plymouth. Nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on Feb. 17, 1995; two sons, Clyde Bick on Sept. 17, 1947, and Charles Bick on April 14, 1976; a sister, Alvada Rookstool; and a son-in-law, Gene Reese, on May 27, 1998.

His funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Pastor Buck Padilla officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.


 

James Lynn Bowen

Jan. 10, 1938–March 30, 2005 James Lynn BOWEN, 67, of 607 Glenwood Drive, Fish Lake, died of natural causes at

12:38 a.m. EST Wednesday at his daughter Deborah’s home in Fairland.

Born in Rochester to Walter and Mary Wylie Bowen, he was a millwright at Bethlehem Steel. He retired after working there 27 years. He married Imogene “Jean” Rodgers on June 4, 1966. She preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 2003. He was a member of the Fish Lake Conservation Club, the Fish Lake Property Owners Association, Union Local 6787 and Indiana National Guard Post 138. He was also an Explorer Scout.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Kelly, Fairland, Holly Bowen, Michigan City; one son, Tim Bowen, Michigan City; eight grandchildren; and three sisters, Joyce Wenino, Plymouth, Jackie Allen, Florida, Sheri Brown, Brownsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutler Funeral Home, 2900 Monroe St., LaPorte. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until his service Saturday at the 

funeral home. Interment will be at a later date by his immediate family. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent Hospice, Indiana-polis, or Riley Children’s Hospital. Family and friends may leave condolences and sign the register book at www.cutlerfuneral .com.


 

Dr. Leland Heidorn

Aug. 21, 1925–March 29, 2005

Dr. Leland HEIDORN, 79, Kewanna, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born in Stendale to Leo and Dora McClure Heidorn, he graduated from Longview, Ill., High School in 1943, Creston Jr. College in 1951, and Iowa State College of Veterinary Science in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany with the intelligence service.

He married Mary V. Brown in Danville, Ill., on Aug. 27, 1950. She died June 13, 2002. A retired veterinarian, he began Heidorn Veterinary Practice, Kewanna, in 1957. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sidney, Ill., and American Veterinary Association. He enjoyed animals, sports and motorcycles.

Survivors include one son, Michael Heidorn, Rochester; one daughter, Norma Alexander, Indianapolis; one brother, Leo Heidorn Jr., Bartlesville, Okla.; and one sister, Lois Joan Buckley, West Palm Beach, Fla.

His funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. David Sommers officiating. Graveside military service and burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Alzheimer’s Associa-tion, Hope Hospice or the Arthritis Foundation.

Friday, April 1, 2005


 

Mildred C. Ooley

May 30, 1915–March 31, 2005

Mildred C. OOLEY, 89, of 316 Woodies Lane, Bremen, formerly of Akron, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Thursday at Bremen Health Care Center.

She was born May 30, 1915, in Tippecanoe to Delbert Ralston and Clistie Ritter Ralston. She was a resident of Akron until 1973, moving there from Bourbon. She married Clifton C. Ooley on Nov. 11, 1939. He died Sept. 25, 2002.

She was a homemaker and a nurse at Murphy Medical Center of Warsaw and had worked at Sun Metal of Warsaw. She loved to watch game shows on television.

Mildred is survived by her children, Lois and Arthur Williams, Kansas City, Kan., Martha and Floyd Cox, Akron, Robert and Loretta Ooley, Akron, Ruth and Jim Baker, Goshen, and LeRoy and Alice Ooley, Warsaw; and one sister, Artenna Hedington, Tippecanoe. She had 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, C. Carl Ooley; two grandchildren, Ricky Green and Tess Hodges; and one brother, Orville Ralston.

The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home, 115

S. Main St., Bourbon. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Padberg of Marshall County Hospice officiating. Burial is at Tippecanoe Cemetery.

Saturday, April 2, 2005


 

James Larry Sandefur

March 23, 1944 – April 1, 2005

James Larry SANDEFUR, 61, of 1916 East Market Street, Logansport, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Robert R. Sandefur, Clay City, Ky., Frederick James Sandefur, Winchester, Ky., and Michael A. Sandefur, Winchester, Ky.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, 3500 West State Rd. 16, Denver. Friends may call from noon until service on Sunday at the funeral home.


 

Robert ‘Bob’ Sutton

Aug. 13, 1932 – March 30, 2005

Robert “Bob” SUTTON, 72, of Deedsville, died at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Born in Fulton County to Henry and Edith Zeider Sutton, he married Alice “Bettie” Sutton in Peru. She preceded him in death on July 13, 2004. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include five children, Dennis Sutton, Deedsville, Robert Sutton, Jr., North Manchester, Linda Marlow, New Castle, Jody See, Delong, Kathy Enyeart, Deedsville; one sister, Betty Devins, Danville, Ill.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and the family cat, Miss Kitty. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

He enjoyed visiting and talking to people, and he loved spending time with and seeing his family every day, greeting them with his traditional, “OHHONAU!” He also loved his job delivering the Wabash Plain Dealer, which he did with his wife for several years. He loved listening to music, watching Spongebob Square Pants, and watching the South Bend News.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at the Deedsville United Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Vititoe officiating. Burial will follow in the Deedsville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Monday, April 4, 2005


 

Freda M. Hall

Nov. 11, 1921–April 2, 2005

Freda M. HALL, 83, Logansport, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born in China, Texas, to Coleman and Ara Swindell Sherman, she married Edward L. Hall on March 28, 1952, in China, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1988.

Freda was employed from 1970 to 1981 at F.W. Woolworth Co. at the Logansport Mall. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Women. She enjoyed crafts, travel, and spending time with family and friends. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and loved life.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Andrew A. and Janet Hall, Warsaw, Robert E. and Doris Hall, Rochester; five grandchildren, Aimee Schauer, Kristin Hall, Nick Oldham, Todd Winegardner and Lori Martel; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Hall; two sisters and one brother.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Logansport, with Father Theodore Neidlinger officiating. Burial is today at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport. Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 319 Seventh St., Logansport, IN 46947.


 

Pearl E. Kerr

May 15, 1923–April 2, 2005

Pearl E. KERR, 81, of 212 Pontiac St., Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born in Warsaw to Virgil and Martha Thomas Fancil, she lived in Rochester since 1932. She married Raymond Kerr and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church and the Mt. Zion Club, both of Rochester.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Kerr; one son, E. Gene Fancil, Warsaw; one grandson, Christopher Alan Fancil, Warsaw; one stepdaughter, Cheryl Kerr, Rochester; and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200

W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to her service Wednesday at the funeral home.


 

Frederick P. Mitchell

Nov. 20, 1926–April 1, 2005 Frederick P. MITCHELL, 78, of 1729 Wabash Ave., Rochester, passed away at 10:30

p.m. Friday at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 20, 1926, in Rochester as the son of Charles Fred and Miriam Miller Mitchell. He was a graduate of Rochester High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. While at I.U., he served as the 2nd Student Body President, a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and later he was an active member of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He served his country in the Merchant Marines.

He worked at the American States Insurance Company, Indianapolis, for more than 30 years, where he had retired as Vice President of C.P.C.U., C.L.U. He was a member First Baptist Church, Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks No. 2120; Manitou Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1107 and he was a 50-year member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36, all of Rochester. He was also a member of the Kilwinning F. & A.M. Lodge, Plymouth, and the Peridria Golf and Country Club, Bradenton, Fla.

On March 16, 1952, in Bourbon, he took Sue Ann Burt to be his bride. She preceded him in death on June 14, 1999. They lived in Rochester, Carmel, Seattle, Wash., and Bradenton, Fla. They were the parents of two daughters, Marilyn Wade and husband Allen, Rochester, Martha Jane Ramey and husband Bill, Panama Beach, Fla.; one son, William F. Mitchell and wife Jane, Carmel; grandparents of 10, Jennifer Shafer, Greg Wade, Cara Horn, Jason Jones, Heidi Jones, Brittany Garrett, Dana and Avery Mitchell and Jason and Julie Ramey; great-grandparents of nine; and he was the brother of Suzanne Beattie, Rochester. Several nieces and nephews also survive. His parents; beloved wife; and a son, David Mitchell, preceded him in death.

A celebration of his life is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Pastor Dan Mundt officiating. Following his services, interment will be held in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. His family will receive relatives and friends from 4-8 p.m. today or one hour prior to his service Tuesday in  the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The American Legion and VFW will have charge of military graveside rites at the cemetery following the celebration.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

None.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005


 

William ‘Bill’ E. Ketchum

Aug. 26, 1923–April 4, 2005

William “Bill” E. KETCHUM, 81, Kewanna, and formerly of Margaretville, N.Y., died at 1 p.m. Monday at his residence.

Born in Montclair, N.J., to Jennie and Kenneth Ketchum, he graduated from Montclair High School in New Jersey and Delhi College in New York. He married Eleanor Dodge in Orangeburg, N.Y., on May 3, 1957. He was a retired custodian at Orangetown, N.Y., School District and he owned a lawn care service. He attended Blauvelt Presbyterian Church, Blauvelt,

N.Y. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he collected spittoons. Survivors include his wife, at home; one son, Roger Smith, Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Sally Lewis, Kewanna, and Penny Bosco, Blauvelt, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Sherry, Kim, Kevin, Roger and Diane; and four great-grandchildren, Courtney, Chase, Christopher and Gavin. He was preceded in death by one brother.

A memorial service will be held at his residence at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, with Pastor David Webb officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


 

Frederick P. Mitchell

Nov. 20, 1926–April 1, 2005

Frederick P. MITCHELL, age 78, of 1729 Wabash Avenue, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2005, at his residence.

He was born November 20, 1926, in Rochester, Indiana, as the son of Charles Fred and Miriam Miller Mitchell. He was a graduate of Rochester High School and later graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington. While at I.U., he served as the 2nd Student Body President, a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and later he was an active member of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He had served his country in the Merchant Marines.

He had retired, after 30 years with American States Insurance Company, Indianapolis, as vice president with CPCU/CLU designation. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks #2120, Manitou Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1107, and he was a 50-year member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post #36, all of Rochester. He was also a member of the Kilwinning F. & A.M. Lodge, Plymouth, Indiana, and the Peridria Golf and Country Club of Bradenton, Florida.

On March 16, 1952, in Bourbon, Indiana, he took Sue Ann Burt to be his bride. She preceded him in death on June 14, 1999. They had lived in Rochester, Carmel, Seattle, Washington, and Bradenton, Florida. They were the parents of two daughters, Marilyn Wade and husband Allen, of Rochester, Indiana, and Martha Jane Ramey and husband Bill, of Panama Beach, Florida.; one son, William F. Mitchell and wife Jane, of Carmel, Indiana; grandparents of 10, Jennifer Shafer, Greg Wade, Cara Horn, Jason Jones, Heidi Jones, Brittany Garrett, Dana and  Avery Mitchell and Jason and Julie Ramey; great-grandparents of nine; and he was the brother of Suzanne Beattie, Rochester, Indiana. Several nieces and nephews also survive. His parents; beloved wife, and a son, David Mitchell, preceded him in death.

A celebration of his life was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, Indiana, with Pastor Dan Mundt officiating. Following his services, interment was held in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. His family received relatives and friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to his services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation; envelopes are available at the funeral home. American Legion and VFW had charge of military graveside rites at the cemetery following the celebration.

Thurswday, April 7, 2005

Mary Beighley

Mary BEIGHLEY, 85, of 2584 E. 200 North, died today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Roch-ester.

Friday, April 8, 2005



 

Mary J. Beighley

March 30, 1910–April 7, 2005

Mary J. BEIGHLEY, 95, of 2584 E. 200 North, passed away Thursday at her residence. Her health was failing the past two years.

Born in Apollo, Pa., to Herbert W. and Etha P. Patterson Jackson, she lived most of her life in the Apollo, Pa., area with five years in the Philadelphia area. She moved to Rochester in December 2001. On Sept. 22, 1937, she married Harold G. Beighley in Apollo, Pa. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1987.

Mrs. Beighley was a clerk at the Rubins Dry Goods Store and Armitage Grocery, Apollo, Pa. She graduated from Apollo High School in 1928 and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Apollo, Pa., and Order of the Eastern Star No. 125. She was a lifetime member of the Historical Society of Apollo and the Women’s Association of Presbyterian Church, all of Apollo, Pa.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Tyler and husband Jeffrey, Rochester; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 10 great-stepgrandchildren; one sister, Martha Moats and husband Paul, Apollo, Pa.; and one brother, Clair W. Jackson, Vandergrift, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Jean Walker; and three brothers, Lauren, Wesley and Leland Jackson.

A private family service were at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with the Rev. Mark Fishburn officiating. Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Gerald J. Medice Funeral Home, 604 Moore Ave., Apollo, Pa. Friends may visit with the family from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Gerald J. Medice Funeral Home, Apollo, Pa. Interment is at Riverview Cemetery, Apollo, Pa.


 

Larry J. Sutton

Larry J. SUTTON, 64, of 15076 Macy Millark Road, Macy, died at 6:15 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

Saturday, April 9, 2005


 

Gary W. Steele

Gary W. STEELE, 46, Kewanna, died Wednesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. Services will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

Monday, April 11, 2005


 

Lloyd R. Back

Oct. 19, 1936–April 10, 2005

Lloyd R. BACK, 68, of 1729 Bancroft Ave., Rochester, formerly of Montgomery, Ala., passed away at 4:08 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born on Oct. 19, 1936, in Alger, Ohio, he was the son of Jesse Cash and Dora Gullett Back.

Mr. Back was a truck driver. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed various sports.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Anna Marie Jesse, Lawrence, Kansas; three sisters, Jane Bowen, Rochester, Lorelei Wilhite, Grovertown, and Sherri and husband Scott Moran, Warsaw; one brother, Dorian Back, Atlanta, Ga.; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his son, James Edward Back; a daughter, Theresa Smith in 1981; two sisters; one brother and his parents.

His memorial graveside service is 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, with Ronald Back officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Pierceton American Legion. Burial is at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

James David Bailey Sr.

James David BAILEY Sr., 76, of 3401 Soldiers Home Road, West Lafayette, died Friday at Heritage Health Care, West Lafayette. 

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Bailey, at home; two sons, James David Bailey II, Rochester, and John T. Bailey, Indianapolis; two daughters, Kay Hankee, Rochester, and Julia D. Clahan, Lafayette; and one sister, Maxine Bearss, Rochester.

His graveside service is 5 p.m. Thursday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, with arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Lafayette.


 

Larry J. Sutton

Nov. 17, 1940–April 8, 2005

Larry J. SUTTON, 64, of 15076 Macy Millark Road, Macy, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Born on Nov. 17, 1940, at Fletcher’s Lake, Fulton County, he was the son of Wayne and Fern Morts Sutton. He married Joanna Sutton and she preceded him in death in January 2004.

Mr. Sutton was a meat cutter at Wilson’s in Logansport and at Braone Meat Packing in Tucson, Ariz. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Peru. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing, gardening and being a craftsman.

Survivors include his son, John and wife Michelle Sutton, Mesa, Ariz., daughter, Biancia Sutton, Kokomo; grandchildren, Bradley Sutton, Sayla Sutton, Natiya Sutton, Drew Sutton, all of  Mesa, Ariz., Heather Sutton and Nicholas Dillman, both of Kokomo; great-grandson, Orion Dillman, Kokomo; sister, Carolyn and husband Richard Coffman, Macy; and brothers, Milo and wife Ellen Sutton, Muncie, and Victor and wife Mary Sutton, Logansport. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Cassandra Dillman; and two brothers, James Frederick Sutton and Edward Sutton.

His funeral service is 3 p.m. April 20 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with John Sutton officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at the funeral home. Mr. Sutton’s cremains will be scattered on a later date at Fletcher’s Lake. Memorials may be made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation.


 

Sarah L. Pyle

May 24, 1921–April 10, 2005

Sarah L. PYLE, 83, Wynnfield Crossing and formerly of 1405 Washington St., Rochester, passed away at 1 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born on May 24, 1921, in Brook, she was the daughter of Raymond and Hope Gilman Barten. She was a 1939 graduate of Brook High School and attended Indiana University and Business College in Indianapolis. On Nov. 10, 1965, in Rochester, she married John D. Pyle and he survives.

Mrs. Pyle was a bookkeeper at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, and Moorman & Harmon Autos in Indianapolis. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she had been active in the church choir, as a Sunday School teacher, Missions Committee member, United Methodist Women and a member of the Homefront Club. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, baking, traveling, oil painting and being with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, John D. Pyle, Rochester; son, Ronald B. and wife Sue Geib Jr., Athens; daughters, Lorina Smith, Indianapolis, and Darlene and husband Marvin Gilliland, Rochester; grandchildren, Melissa Gilliland, Indianapolis, Kristen Gilliland, Rochester, Sean Smith, New Castle, Camy Smith, Anderson, Katrina DeLawter, Alexandria, Va., Traci Weston, Rensselaer, Jennifer Geib, Lafayette, Rebecca Geib, Lafayette; five great-grandchildren; sister, Velma Jean Dart, Vincennes; brother, Ralph and wife Esther Barten, Brook; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rick Taylor and George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home and one hour prior to her service at the church. Burial is at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


 

Virginia Bozzo

Virginia BOZZO, 95, of 54185 Pebblestone Lane, Elkhart, died Monday in Elkhart. Survivors include two daughters, Josephine M. Bozzo, Elkhart, and Elizabeth A. DeRose, Toronto, Canada; and two sons, Robert L. Bozzo, Rochester, and Jerry A. Bozzo, Elkhart.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Elkhart. Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stemm Lawson Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart.


 

Ines M. Hassenplug Ludwig

Ines M. Hassenplug LUDWIG, 93, formerly of Rochester, died at 6:03 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Harold Bruce Williams

Harold Bruce WILLIAMS, 87, formerly of 214 Grove, Argos, died at 10 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


 

Cluster R. Daine

Cluster R. DAINE, 95, of 141 David St., South Bend, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Akron Cemetery, Akron.

Ines Marie Hassenplug Ludwig

Oct. 16, 1911–April 12, 2005

Ines Marie Hassenplug LUDWIG, 93, of 1729 Bancroft Ave., Rochester, formerly of 441 Charles St., Plymouth, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she resided the past two and one half years. Her health was failing.

Born in Richland Township, Fulton County, to Arthur and Meda Ellen Kinzie Hartman, she resided in the Richland Center, Athens and Rochester communities of Fulton County and the Plymouth area of Marshall County for most of her life. She married Byron Hassenplug on Dec. 25, 1930, in Fulton County. He preceded her in death in 1947. She then married Walter Ludwig on April 26, 1956, in Plymouth. He preceded her in death in 1998.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church, Lakeville.

Survivors include two sons, Charles H. Hassenplug and wife Joyce, Rochester, and Richard E. Hassenplug and wife Betty Ann, Rochester; three stepsons, Walter Ludwig Jr. and wife Sue, Rantoul, Ill., Paul Ludwig and wife Kay, Plymouth, and the Rev. Robert Ludwig and wife Pat, Roseau, Minn.; four grandchildren, Rob Kowal and wife Melissa, Ed Hassenplug and wife Karen, Richard Kowal and wife Linda, all of Rochester, and Julie Lopez and husband Leo, Etna Green; five great-grandchildren, Richard Kowal, Wesley Kowal, Amanda Kowal, Will Ruff and Kyle Kowal; three step great-grandchildren, Jessica Bell, Jordan Bell and Brooke Damico. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one brother, Russell Hartman; and a step-grandson and a brother in infancy.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Robert Ludwig officiating. Burial is at South Germany Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday or one hour prior to her service Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity Assembly of God Church, Lakeville. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



 

Dewitt ‘Bud’ Stafford

Dewitt “Bud” STAFFORD, 75, of 205 N. Cherry St., Akron, died at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. 

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Thursday, April 14, 2005


 

Cluster R. Daine

Jan. 14, 1910–April 12, 2005

Cluster R. DAINE, 95, of 141 David St., South Bend, died at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following a nine-day illness.

Born on Jan. 14, 1910, in Miami County to Adam and Lucy Barnes Daine, he spent most of his adult life in the South Bend area. On Dec. 24, 1939, in Peru, he married Pauline Groninger, who preceded him in death on May 22, 1997. He worked for Studebaker in South Bend in the tool and die department until it closed. He then went to work at the Penz Tool & Die Company, from which he retired.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from Sept. 10, 1943, to Nov. 20, 1945. He saw action in the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater, where he earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his bravery during the Battle of the Bulge. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Akron Cemetery, Akron, with Pastor Steve Fleck officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted with Foster & Good Funeral Home.


 

Lera M. McKinney

Feb. 7, 1915–April 2, 2005

Lera M. McKINNEY, 90, Elmira, Ore., and formerly of Kewanna, died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at her daughter’s home.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1915, in Kewanna, to Oren J. and Mary H. Kreamer Anderson. She graduated from Kewanna High School in 1933 and from Epworth Nursing School in 1936. She married James McKinney at the Baptist church parsonage in Kewanna on June 18, 1938. He died June 9, 1967.

She was a farm wife and also worked as a registered nurse for 47 years. She worked as a private duty nurse and at the Epworth Hospital while living in South Bend. Later she worked at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, and for 26 years for Dr. K.K. Kraining in Kewanna. She was a 50-year member of the Rochester Order of The Eastern Star #70 and a former member of Kewanna OES and its secretary for many years. She was also a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church, Rochester Garden Club and Kewanna Gay Gleaners. In 1995, she moved to Eugene, Ore., to be near her children and grandchildren. She attended Valley United Methodist Church in Veneta, Ore. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading books, ball games and spending time with her family. She liked sewing, cross stitch and embroidery.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Jim Brown, Elmira, Ore.; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Betty McKinney, Eugene, Ore.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kewanna United Methodist Church with the Revs. Leroy Wise and Janet Luchs officiating. Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home and one hour before services at the church. An Order of Eastern Star memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church.


 

Dewitt Lee ‘Bud’ Stafford

April 24, 1929–April 12, 2005

Dewitt Lee “Bud” STAFFORD, 75, of 205 N. Cherry St., Akron, died at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Born on April 24, 1929, in Liberty Mills, to Elmer and Lura Helvey Stafford, he married Marilyn G. Lahman on June 29, 1947, in Fulton County. He worked at General Tire in Wabash for 43 years and was a grain farmer.

He was past governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose in North Manchester, past president of the Akron Lions Club and a member of Masonic Lodge 79, Rochester, and Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, both of Fort Wayne. He was a volunteer fireman at General Tire and a life member of the American Fishing Club. He loved to fish and enjoyed frying fish for the Lions Club fish frys.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Stafford, Akron; two daughters, Diana and husband Bruce Hogue, Akron, and Cheryl and husband Robert Robinson, North Manchester; one son, Darwin and wife Brenda Stafford, Dayton, Texas; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Lowell Burrus and Lawrence See officiating. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. There will be a Masonic Lodge service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.


 

Harold Bruce Williams

July 12, 1918–April 11, 2005

Argos – Harold Bruce WILLIAMS, 86, beloved husband of Catherine Curtis Williams, died Monday, April 11. Bruce was born on July 12, 1918, in Indianapolis to Harold C. and Mae Williams. He graduated from Southport High School, where he was a star football player. He attended Purdue University, Butler University and Hanover College, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He left college to join the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater with the 20th Air Force, 498th Bomb Group, 873rd Bomb Wing.

On returning home, he married Catherine Curtis in Madison, Indiana. Bruce and Catherine have five children who love their parents dearly: daughter Irene and husband Etienne Brunet, Tampa, Florida, stepgrandchildren Christine Brunet, Omaha, Nebraska, and Joseph L. Brunet, Spartanburg, South Carolina; daughter Mary Catherine and husband Bob Kovatch, grandson Michael K. of Indianapolis; daughter Sally Bruce and husband Daryl Ackley of Eagle Point, Oregon, grandchildren Maya Ackley of Eugene, Oregon, and Sam Ackley of Medford, Oregon; son David Michael Williams and wife Sonia, grandchildren Mackenzie and Madeline of Bourbon; and son Robert Christopher Williams and wife Kim of Eagle Point, Oregon.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Betty Masters of Chester, Pennsylvania, and his brother, John B. Williams of Southport.

Bruce was a proud member of the American Legion and AA for 47 years. Contributions in memory of his great spirit can be made to veterans’ organizations, the Humane Society of Marshall County, or a church or charity of choice.

The family wishes to acknowledge the kindness and care he received at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver, Indiana. Services will be private.

He was a great believer in the power of prayer. We’ll pray for him always; we’ll miss him forever; and we know he’s tap dancing in Heaven. Grossman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 15, 2005

None

Saturday, April 16, 2005


 

Harold L. Adams

Harold L. ADAMS, of 15293 Old Hwy. 31, Argos, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Monday, April 18, 2005


 

Harold L. Adams

Harold L. ADAMS, 75, of 15293 Old U.S. 31, Argos, died Friday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Adams, Argos; two daughters, Debbie Kilmer, Delphi, and Rhonda Rogers, Plymouth; and one brother, Harry Adams, Argos.

A private funeral service is Tuesday. No visitation is planned.


 

Lawrence E. Harris

Lawrence E. HARRIS, 69, of 6214 W. Shilling Road, Mentone, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Harris, Mentone; three sons, Chuck Harris, Markle, Dan Harris, Auburn, and Keith Harris, Warsaw; two sisters, Constance K. Toschlog, Hockessian, Del., and Margaret G. Libbey, Parker, Colo.

His memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. No visitation is planned.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


 

David L. Alford

David L. ALFORD, 64, of 505 N. Bradner Ave., Marion, and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Bradner Village Healthcare Center, Marion.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Branham, Winnsboro, Texas, and Julie Larson, Pierceton; two sons, Matthew Alford, Tippecanoe, and Michael Alford, Leesburg; and two brothers, John Alford, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Randy Alford, Tampa, Fla.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Virginia P. Honeycutt

Virginia P. HONEYCUTT, 78, of 1303 Manchester Ave., Wabash, died at 4:53 p.m. Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005


 

Virginia P. Honeycutt

April 10, 1927–April 18, 2005

Virginia P. HONEYCUTT, 78, of 1303 Manchester Ave., Wabash, died at 4:53 p.m. Monday at her residence following a two-month illness.

Born on April 10, 1927, in Johnson County, Ky., to Frank and Angie Sisco Reed, she lived in Wabash since 1996 when she moved from Blaine, Ky. On April 16, 1946, she married Orville Honeycutt, who preceded her in death on April 11, 1996. She was a housewife and a member of House of Prayer, Akron.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Honeycutt, Rochester; seven sons, Jerry and Brenda Honeycutt, Akron, Danny and Brenda Honeycutt, Wabash, Bill and Teresa Honeycutt, Akron, Jimmy and Kay Honeycutt, Wabash, Darrell and Shiela Honeycutt, Rochester, Larry and Debby Honeycutt, Wabash, and Harold and Roxanne Honeycutt, Akron; four brothers, Johnny and Betty Reed, Wabash, Winfred and Billy Reed, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Paris and Shirley Reed, Cardington, Ohio, and Noah and Dawn Reed, Cardington, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded by her parents; two sons, Orville Honeycutt Jr. and Denver Honeycutt; and one sister.

Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at House of Prayer, Akron, and visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Pastor Danny Honeycutt will officiate. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery, Akron.


 

Glenys A. Smith Rogers

Sept. 15, 1907–April 19, 2005

Glenys A. Smith ROGERS, 97, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Mich. 

Born in Scipio Twp., Hillsdale County, Michigan, on September, 15, 1907, to Raymond

C. Blair and Grace E. Parker Blair, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude J. Smith of Michigan, who she was married to 23 years, by her second husband, W. Bernard Rogers of Mentone, who she was married to 34 years, and by two sons.

Survivors include a daughter, Joy A. Miller, Jackson, Mich.; two sons, Phillip D. Smith, Leesburg, Fla., and Jon T. (Linda) Smith, Warsaw, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Jackson, Mich., for more than 50 years.

Funeral services at Watson Funeral Chapel, Jackson, Mich., will be Friday, April 22, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Morrie Walworth officiating and interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vista Grande Villa Trellis Gardens activity fund. Visitation is Thursday, April 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

None Friday, April 22, 2005


 

Ardath Gilliland

Ardath GILLILAND, 79, Isanti, Minn., and formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday at Cambridge Medical Center, Cambridge, Minn.

Survivors include son, Richard, Isanti, Minn.; daughter, Anita Breitzmann, Zimmerman, Minn.; and sister, JoAnn Michael, Peru.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Strike Funeral Home, Isanti, Minn.


 

Richard Lewis

Richard LEWIS, 87, of 2057 E. Fourth St., Tiosa, died at 7:45 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, Aprl 23, 2005


 

Richard Frank Lewis

Feb. 8, 1918 – April 22, 2005

Richard Frank LEWIS, 87, of 2057 E. 4th Street, Tiosa, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday at his residence. He had been in failing health.

Born Feb. 8, 1918, in Tiosa to Byron and Jessie Maus Lewis, he married Rose Hershberger on June 4, 1939 at the Walnut Church of the Brethren near Argos. She survives. He had resided most of his life in Fulton County, moving to Tiosa in 1950. He was a carpenter and painter for several years and was a member of the St. Joseph Valley Scottish Rite, South Bend, and the Talma Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Sharon Baker and husband Richard, Rochester; one son, Hugh Lewis and wife Carol, St. Augustine, Fla.; five grandchildren, Donald Baker, Beverly Rutledge, Caryl Biltz, and Gavin and Adam Lewis; four great-grandchildren, Beth and Savanna Baker, and Amber Shortz and Justin Biltz; and one foster sister, Mamie Marsh, Fort Wayne.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and three foster sisters. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Larry Stutzman officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Walnut Brethren Cemetery, southeast of Argos. The Plymouth-Kilwinning F and AM Lodge #149 will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Charles ‘Charlie’ E. Miller

Aug. 28, 1942 – April 22, 2005

Charles “Charlie” E. MILLER, 62, died at 10:25 a.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born on August 28, 1942, in Lafayette to Richard and Violet (Wehr) Miller, he was a lifelong resident of Rochester and married Patricia McClellan in 1970. They later divorced.

Mr. Miller was a truck driver for McLochlin Trucking. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW and the Eagles Lodge. He was an avid NASCAR and football fan.

Survivors include one son, John C. Miller, Wakarusa; one daughter, Kimberly S. Miller, Kewanna; three grandchildren, Destiny Miller, Rochester, Crystal Smith, Rochester, and 

Johnathan Miller, Kewanna; one brother, Richard Miller, Rochester; four sisters, Linda Ringle and husband Jerry, Rochester, Cheryl Mattox, Federalsburg, Md., Sondra Harkless, Barstow, Calif., and Nancy Wonders and husband Robert, Rowlette, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Dan Mundt officiating. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


 

Jeannette B. Stoner

July 14, 1917–April 21, 2005

Jeannette B. STONER, 87, of Peoria, Ill., died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 9:15 p.m. at Manor Care of Peoria.

Born July 14, 1917, in Rochester, Indiana, to Clinton and Ida Miller Bryant, she married Robert Stoner on Feb. 19, 1939, in Rochester, Indiana. He survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Bobbette Pickell, of Peoria, Ill.; one sister, Violet Haimbaugh, of Woodstock, Ill.; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

She worked as a bookkeeper for the Stoner & Co. Inc. for 43 years before retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Elgin United Church of Christ; a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, of Rochester, IN; and a lifetime member of the Elgin Woman’s Club.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be at Greenwood Cemetery near Greenwood, Ill. Arrangements by Richard S. Wilton, funeral director through Cumerford-Endsley-Diggle Funeral Home, 428 W. McClure Ave., Peoria, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Hospice program or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Monday, April 25, 2005


 

Jean Marie Anderson

Jean Marie ANDERSON, 85, of 2311 Westside Drive, Rochester, died at 3:05 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Russell A. Eckert, M.D.

March 19, 1925–April 21, 2005

Russell A. ECKERT, M.D., 80, Logansport, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Russell Webster Eckert and Ivy Mae Buchtman Eckert, he married Norma Lee Walker on Nov. 7, 1947, in Indianapolis. She survives.

A Logansport resident since 1955, Dr. Eckert was retired from Associated Radiologists. During his career he served as a physician for the U.S. Navy (attached to the U.S. Marines) and then with hospitals serving Cincinnati, Chicago, Marion, Logansport, Peru, Monticello, Rochester, Winamac and Bunker Hill/Grissom AFB. Dr. Eckert was certified by the American Board of Radiology. He was a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, American College of Radiology, Indiana Roentgen Society and Chicago Roentgen Society.

A graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School in Indianapolis, Dr. Eckert was a 1947 graduate of Indiana University. As a double track student, Dr. Eckert also graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in the same year. He served a residency of radiology at

Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Eckert was a member of the Irvington Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis Scottish Rite and the Indianapolis Murat Temple.

A United States Navy veteran of the Korean War, Dr. Eckert was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3790, American Legion Post No. 60 and the Logansport Elks. Dr. Eckert enjoyed meeting people and exploring places with his wife and children, exhibiting propensity throughout his life to learn as much as he could and to prejudge no one. He never pretended to be anything or anyone he wasn’t and yet was reluctant to accept accolades for his accomplishments. His family loves him dearly and respects him absolutely.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Todd E. Eckert, Indianapolis, and Scott R. Eckert and wife Nancy, Portland, Ore.; one daughter, Cynthia L. Hansen and her husband Niels, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Emily L. Hansen, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Caitlin C. Hansen, East Lansing, Mich., and Karsten E. Hansen, Mechanicsburg, Pa. He was preceded in death by one son, Drew Walker Eckert on June 23, 1979.

His funeral service was 11 a.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, Logansport, with the Reverend Father Frank King officiating. Burial is at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Visitation was from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market St., Logansport.  Memorials may be made to Drew Walker Eckert Memorial Chapel, c/o Logansport Memorial Hospital, 1101 Michigan Ave., Logansport, IN 46947.


 

Milo P. Guise

Milo P. GUISE, 78, 1117 Woodridge Drive, Decatur, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Guise, Decatur; three sons, Michael J. Guise, Parker, Colo., Andrew P. Guise, Decatur, Randy J. Guise, Fort Wayne; four daughters, Marsha E. Riess, Binghamton, N.Y., Melissa J. DeArmond, Fort Wayne, Laura M. Guise, Indianapolis, and Leslie

A. Brown, Decatur; and three sisters, Beulah Milliser, Rochester, Betty Strong, Rochester, and

Wiletta Wilson, Kewanna.

Servces begin at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Decatur.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary service at 3:30 p.m. also at Haggard

& Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.


 

Devon E. Miller

Sept. 23, 1940–April 24, 2005

Devon E. MILLER, 64, of 1717 Mitchell Drive, Rochester (Lake Manitou), passed away at 9:05 a.m. Sunday at the Kewanna area home of his niece, Sharon and her husband Jim Berry. He had been in failing health for several years.

Born in Fulton County on Sept. 23, 1940, he was the son of Ralph S. and Nettie E. Hartzler Miller.

Mr. Miller was the owner and operator of Miller’s Northshore, Rochester. He was a graduate of Akron High School.

Survivors include four sisters, Wanda Olinger, Fulton, Marcia and husband Charles Kroft, Syracuse, Janice and husband Richard Smoker, Lawrenceburg, and Kay Harney, Milford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph J. Miller Jr., and three sisters, Wilda Jean Miller, Geraldine Hartish and Maxine Creviston.

His graveside service is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Akron Cemetery with Pastor Mike Cantrell officiating. No visitation will be held. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Jean Marie Anderson

Jan. 13, 1920–April 25, 2005 Jean Marie ANDERSON, 85, of 2311 Westside Drive, Rochester, passed away at 3:05

a.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born on Jan. 13, 1920, in Bruce Lake Station, she was the daughter of Edwin and Mabel Crabill Brooker. On May 7, 1938, in Rochester, she married Harley Thompson. He preceded her in death in October 1965. On April 26, 1969, in Rochester, she married Guy N. “Andy” Anderson. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1997.

Mrs. Anderson with her husband managed the former Fulton County Farm from 1954­1965. She had worked at the former Baxter Drugs for approximately 10 years before she retired. After retiring, she volunteered with the Woodlawn Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her son, Tim and wife Linda Thompson, Rochester; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; stepbrothers, Gerald and wife Mary Alice Jones, Rochester, Waldon Jones, Rochester; and stepdaughter, Darla and husband Kevin Carter, Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Thompson in June 1993; parents; sister, Mildred Jones; and brothers, David H. and Edwin Brooker.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior Bose officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Burial is at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


 

Ada Chloe Fisher

Ada Chloe FISHER, 102, Life Care Center, died at 11:22 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester.  Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


 

Ada ‘Chloe’ Fisher

July 7, 1902–April 25, 2005

Ada “Chloe” FISHER, 102, passed away at 11:22 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Her health was failing the past five months.

Born on July 7, 1902, in Fulton County, she was one of Fulton County’s original oldest residents. She was the fourth child born to Finley G. and Sarah L. Brubaker Lowman and was a lifetime resident of Fulton County. On Oct. 18, 1927, she married Russell M. Fisher in Rochester. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1991.

Chloe was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, canning and gardening.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Helen K. Fisher, Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Charles Gene Fisher on May 7, 2004; her siblings and a twin sister at birth.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. (Indiana 14 West), Rochester, with the Rev. Calvin McClellan officiating. Burial is at Richland Center IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to her service Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Richland Center United Methodist Church.


 

Velma Gardner

Velma GARDNER, 88, of 7401 19th Road, Argos, died at 9:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Alec Michael Rife

Alec Michael RIFE, 3520 S. Wabash Road, was stillborn at 4 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include his parents, Roger G. and Kendra C. Rife, Rochester; two sisters, Brittany Rife, Rochester, and Kayla Glasspoole, Wabash; one brother, Brandon Rife, Rochester; paternal grandfather, Clyde Rife, Wabash; maternal great-grandmother, Nina Opple, Rochester; paternal great-grandmothers, Mary Schlemmer, Wabash, and Delores Rife, Wabash; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Joyce Howard on May 1, 2001; and paternal grandmother, Susan Rife.

His graveside service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Akron Cemetery with Pastor Steve Fleck officiating. Burial will follow. No visitation is planned. Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Thursday, April 28, 2005



 

Isabelle M. Brockey

Isabelle M. BROCKEY, 86, Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, died Wednesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Velma Grace Gardner

Sept. 12, 1916–April 27, 2005

Velma Grace GARDNER, 88, of 7401 19th Road, Argos, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in Fulton County to Constance and Erma Tucker Smith, she lived her entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. She married Harold D. Gardner on Dec. 23, 1960, in Akron. He survives at home.

Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker, seamstress, gardener and an accomplished artist who used oils as her medium. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Rochester and Mentone, and was a 1934 graduate of Talma High School, Talma.

Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Annabel Marshall, Mentone, Jeanette Clementson, Sebring, Fla., Doris Newcomer and husband Bob, Rochester, Donna Arven and husband Richard, Crestview, Fla.; three stepchildren, Christine Doss and husband Jim, Jacksonville, Ill., Michael Gardner and wife Lynn, Shannon, Ill., and Scott Gardner, Argos; 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Dale Horn in 1955, Robert Horn in 2004; two sisters, Retha Hartzler and Pearl Eckman; and two brothers, Herbert Smith and Carl Smith.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St.,

Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Jim Dillinger officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday or one hour prior to her service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Friday, April 29, 2005


 

Isabelle M. Brockey

June 6, 1919–April 27, 2005 Isabelle M. BROCKEY, 85, formerly of 300 E. Fourth St., Rochester, passed away at

4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

Born in Kewanna to Samuel J. and Icy Pearl Garst Lamb, she was an Argos resident for 49 years prior to coming to Rochester in 1989. On Feb. 1, 1942, she married Lloyd L. Brockey near Kewanna. He preceded her in death on May 25, 1977.

Mrs. Brockey was a homemaker and was a true volunteer at her church and working with the Senior Resource Center, R.S.V.P. in the craft department. She also enjoyed flower gardening and was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist Church, Argos, for 48 years. She was a current member of the First Church of God, Rochester. Her greatest joy was spending special moments with her family.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Garn, Culver; one son, Ray Brockey and wife Mary, Monterey; grandchildren, Scott Kinney, Culver, Cindy Young, Knox, Kim Brockey, Plymouth, and Alena Brockey, Plymouth; stepgrandchildren, Tracy and husband Ed Campbell, Plymouth, David and wife Anita Warner, New Castle; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Chizum and Lois Doud, both of Rochester; and one sister-in-law, Mathilda Lamb, Kewanna. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Bernice Falconer, Mildred Brockey and Hazel Lamb; and two brothers, Frank and Marion Lamb.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with pastors David Dittman and Cliff Black officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to her service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Church of God, Rochester, or Gideons International. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


 

Audrey G. Crow

Audrey G. CROW, 84, of 730 School St., Culver, died at 2:48 a.m. today at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Ruby I. Cumberland

May 5, 1921–April 28, 2005

Ruby I. CUMBERLAND, 83, Life Care Center, Rochester, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at Life Care Center.

Born on May 5, 1921, in Akron, she was the daughter of Odie and Nona Van Lue Keesey. On Dec. 6, 1941, in Marion, she married Norman W. Cumberland. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2000.

Mrs. Cumberland was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church, Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed gardening and playing the organ.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy and husband William Hartzler, Twelve Mile; son, Randy and wife Mary Clare Cumberland, Warsaw; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Sue Smith, Rochester, Janet and husband Tom White, Rochester, Kathryn Barker, Monticello, and Pat and husband Joe Stansbury, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and three brothers.

Her graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester,  with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


 

Richard Lawrence Kehoe Sr.

Dec. 7, 1922–April 27, 2005 Richard Lawrence KEHOE Sr., 82, of 2310 Whitetrail Run, Warsaw, passed away at

12:34 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born in Winona Lake to Leo Patrick and H. Betty Smith Kehoe, he was a lifetime resident of Warsaw. His first marriage was in 1944 to Anne Onorato in Yonkers, N.Y. She preceded him in death in 1953. His second marriage was in 1954 to Wanda Hudson in Warsaw. She preceded him in death in 1981. His third marriage was in 1984 to Donnella Jean Hoover Caywood in Warsaw.

Mr. Kehoe was a Warsaw Police Officer from 1954 to 1957 and a co-owner of Breading’s Cigar Store from 1955-1958. He worked in the accounting department of R R Donnelley & Sons from 1960 to 1984 before he retired. He was also employed by Ace Hardware, First National Bank/National City Bank, Warsaw Super Wash, and was a Justice of the Peace from 1971 to 1974. Mr. Kehoe was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw, and a former member of the American Legion Post No. 49, Warsaw, Warsaw Kiwanis, Warsaw Bowling Association, and the Warsaw Industrial Softball League, including the state runner-up team. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1943 to 1945.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Kehoe, Warsaw; two sons, Richard Kehoe Jr., Winona Lake, Kerry Kehoe, Warsaw; two daughters, Sheila K. Ellis, Leesburg, and Sherri Stutzman, Atwood; one stepson, Jim Caywood, Warsaw; one stepdaughter, Pamela Shively, Winona Lake; one sister, Ethel Goodrich, South Bend; two brothers, John Kehoe and Edward Kehoe, both of Warsaw; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives, three sisters and one brother.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor David Overmyer officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 832 E. Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

Saturday April 30, 2005


 

Audrey G. Crow

June 1, 1920–April 29, 2005

Audrey G. CROW, 84, of 730 School St., Culver, died at 2:48 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

Born on June 1, 1920, in Coldwater, Mich., she was the daughter of Zenus and Pearl Agnus Hoyt Quimby. She lived most of her life in Marshall County. She graduated from Argos High School in the Class of 1939. On July 12, 1942, in Elwood, she married William “Floyd” Crow, who preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1992. A homemaker, she was a member of Rebekah Lodge #844, Culver, and Santa Anna United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, Argos.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Bradfield, Janet Gochenour, both of Argos, and Barbara Irwin, Culver; two sons, Robert (Michaeleen) Crow, Taylors, S.C., and Danny Crow, Toledo, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold (Waneta) Quimby, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Helen Quimby, Springfield, Mass., and Naomi Crow, Plymouth. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, with Pastor Henry Sprunger officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Memorials may be made to Santa Anna United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Monday, May 2, 2005


 

Murial Marie Dimmock

Murial Marie DIMMOCK, 63, of 109 N. Toner St., Kewanna, died Saturday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Hinder-lider, Kewanna, and Darlean M. Dimmock, Rochester; and two sons, Alfred J. Dimmock, Kewanna, and Patrick L. Dimmock, Rochester.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Visitation is from 3

to 9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Frain Mortuary.

Tuesday, May 3, 2005


 

Dorothy (Cavender) Davis

Jan. 24, 1917–April 28, 2005

Dorothy (Cavender) DAVIS, former Leiters Ford resident, passed away Thursday, April 28, at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix.

She was born on January 24, 1917, in Fulton County to Edward and Mary Cavender. On May 7, 1935, she was united in marriage to Dale Davis. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1995. While living in Leiters Ford, she was an active member of Leiters Ford United Methodist Church where she had been the pianist and organist for several years prior to moving to Phoenix in 1956. She had been an employee of Deckard’s IGA Stores in Leiters Ford, Culver and Kewanna.  While residing in Phoenix, she had been an active member of Grace Evangelical Methodist Church where she was the organist for the past 25 years. Prior to that, she served as organist at Mountainview Wesleyan Church, Phoenix. The past three years she made her home at 3618 N. 49th Place in Phoenix, with her daughter, Maxine Warren.

Surviving her are two daughters, Millie and husband Fred Ditmire, Leiters Ford, and Maxine and husband Bill Warren, Phoenix; three granddaughters, Melanie Pitts, Rochester, Coleen Watwood, Culver, and Michelle Young, Phoenix; three grandsons, Jeff Ditmire, Leiters Ford, Russell and Lance Warren, Phoenix; eight great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Cavender, Fort Wayne. Preceding in death was her husband of 60 years; one grandson, Lyle Warren; three brothers, Wilbur Cavender, Howard Cavender and Chester Cavender; and one sister, Florence Cavender.

Services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2, at Hansen Mortuary, Phoenix. Memorials

may be made to Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, Leiters Ford, IN 46945; Grace Evangelical Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26808, Phoenix, AZ 85068; or STARS (Scottsdale Training & Rehab Services), 7507 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-6525. Wednesday, May 4, 2005


 

Marilyn J. Garvison

Marilyn J. GARVISON, 74, of 1505 Sunset Drive, Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. today at her residence.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Eugene Hisey


 

Eugene Hisey

Eugene HISEY, 82, of 600 W. Oakhill, Plymouth, formerly of 15607 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Dean K. Stinson Jr.

Dean K. STINSON Jr., 72, Rapid City, S.D., died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

The son of Dr. Dean K. Stinson, he was a 1953 graduate of Rochester High School.

Survivors include three daughters, Juanita “Sue” Hinman, Oxford, N.C., Jayne Maree Stinson, Montgomery, Ala., and Jodee Back, Rapid City; one son, Dean Stinson III, Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Barbara McGee, Rochester, Ind., and Patricia Trosin, Jackson, Mich.; one brother, Steven Stinson, West Palm Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Memorial services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Campbell, Paula & Quinn Funeral Home in Rapid City, with the Rev. Paul Doriani officiating. Masonic rites were by Lodge 220 AF & AM and the Eastern Star. Inurnment was at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with military honors by TREA.

Thursday, May 5, 2005


 

Leo E. Crabbs

Leo E. CRABBS, 81, of Sun City, Ariz., died April 25, 2005. He was the son of Fred and May Shafer Crabbs.

During World War II, he proudly served as a medic with the U.S. 2nd Infantry 38 regiment and fought in the Invasion of Normandy. Leo received his bachelor’s degree from Manchester College, Manchester, where he played basketball and football, and earned his master’s degree from Ball University, Muncie.

He was a teacher, coach and principal for 35 years until his retirement. Leo loved to dance, play cards, fish, play with his cats, and was an avid golfer. On Jan. 22, 2005, on his very last round of golf, Leo made a hole=in-one on the 147 Yard Sun City North Golf Course.

Preceding him in death were his parents and sister Maxine (James) Scott. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly, of 58 years; brothers, John (Marie) of Phoenix, Paul of South Bend; sister Lois (Richard) Crull of Leiters Ford; nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and his many friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favorite charity or his childhood church, Richland Center Methodist Church, c/o Mary Weir, 611 W. 650 N., Rochester, IN 46975. No services are planned.


 

Marilyn J. Garvison

Feb. 12, 1931-May 4, 2005

Marilyn J. GARVISON, 74, of 1505 Sunset Drive, Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.

Born on Feb. 12, 1931, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Carl William and Leona

B. Bunnell Koons. She attended Washington Township Schools and Lew Wallace High School in Gary. She lived here since 1954 when she moved from Hobart. On July 19, 1954, she married Donald T. Garvison in Crown Point. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1996. She retired from Bounsell Shoe Store, where she worked as a sales clerk.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Rochester and the CWF of the church. She was also a Den Mother for Cub Scouts, Rochester. She was also employed by the Rochester School Corp. in the Food Service Department and had also worked at the former Dew Drop Inn, The NewsStand and 3-D. She also enjoyed scrapbooking.

Survivors include two sons, Russell A. Rogers and wife Sherry, Rochester, and Douglas

A. Garvison and wife Charlotte (Susie), Rochester; two sisters, Maxine Badger, Hobart, and Mary

L. Barnett, Rochester; one brother, Donald DeWayne Koons and wife Marsha, Rochester; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 1101 Madison St., Rochester, with the Rev. Woody Slade officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund or Hope Hospice.


 

Eugene M. Hisey Jr.

Eugene M. HISEY Jr., 82, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

There are no survivors.

A memorial service is 10 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Friday, May 6, 2005


 

Raymond G. Dailey

Raymond G. DAILEY, 81, of 6406 S. Indiana 19, Mentone, died Wednesday at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Irma P. Dailey, at home; one son, John A. Dailey, Claypool; and one brother, Gerald Dailey, Flint, Mich.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 7, 2005


 

J. Richard Henning

May 6, 1952 – May 6, 2005

J. Richard “Rich” HENNING, 53, of 2201 Southway 31, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

Mr. Henning was born May 6, 1952 in Logansport to John D. and Patricia S. Hansberry Henning.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a 1982 graduate of Purdue University and a self-employed mechanical engineer. A Petty Officer First Class, he served in the

U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1978 as a nuclear operator aboard the U.S.S. Von Steuben submarine. Mr. Henning was an avid fisherman, nature lover, reader, Indiana University basketball fan and very devoted to his nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Reichter Cemetery, Northeast of Rochester, with graveside military rites conducted by the U.S. Navy. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bob Kern Conservancy District of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.


 

Marvin O. Thompson

Sept. 11, 1940-May 5, 2005

Marvin O. THOMPSON, 64, of 1107 E. 50 South, Winamac, died at 10:38 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Born on Sept. 11, 1940, in Tipton, he was the son of Elvin and Hazel B. Bilby Thompson. An accountant, he was married to Marsha Chaney in 1962. She died in 1966. He then married Linda Rager in 1967. She died in 1979. He married Beverly Carr in 1982.

Marvin was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winamac and was the finance chairman of the church. He had recently become a lay minister. Marvin was a frequent volunteer of his time and talents to both his church and to his community. He was a member of the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. 

He worked as an accountant for Sonoco Products Co. and at the Akron Exchange State Bank in Akron, Ind. Marvin was an Archway sales distributor while living in Akron. Marvin had also worked at Winamac Lumber and at Link Environmental Equipment Co. in Winamac. Marvin took great pride in having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was treasurer of the Winamac Aero Modelers Club; Marvin loved building and flying his model airplanes. He was instrumental in the development of the Aero Modelers Club.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Thompson, Winamac; daughter, Melinda “Mindy” (William) Hyden, Silver Lake; sons, Miles (Julie) Thompson, Selma, Ala., and Matthew (Wendy) Thompson, Goshen; six grandsons, one great-grandson; and one sister, Donna Suite, Tipton. He was preceded in death by his sister, June Ingels, and two former wives, Marsha Thompson and Linda Thompson.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 201

E. Spring St., Winamac. Burial will be Monday at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frain Mortuary, 305 E. Main St., Winamac, and one hour prior to his service Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church.

Monday, May 9, 2005


 

Robert G. Curtis

Feb. 23, 1939–May 6, 2005

Robert G. CURTIS, 66, 1154 E. 450 North, Rochester, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Friday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

Mr. Curtis was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Rochester to Ralph and Edna Paxton Curtis Sr. On March 9, 1963, in Rochester, he married Rebecca A. Newell. She survives.

Mr. Curtis was a retired regional sales manager for Hahn Systems of Indianapolis, a member of the Rochester American Legion, Manitou Moose Lodge, Ohio Gun Collectors, Colt Collectors Association, a life member of the National Rifle Association and served with the U.S. Marines from 1958 to 1961. He was a 1957 graduate of Rochester High School and an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

Surviving with his wife is one daughter, Lori and husband Sergei Filatyev, Lafayette; one son, Ryan and wife Cindy Curtis, Syracuse; one grandson, Specialist H. B. Adams and wife Meghan serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Northern Iraq; one brother, Ralph and wife Peggy Curtis Jr., Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sharon Knauff.

His memorial service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Military rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts at the funeral home following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to the United States Overseas organization.


 

J. Richard Henning

May 6, 1952–May 6, 2005

J. Richard “Rich” HENNING, 53, of 2201 Southway 31, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

Mr. Henning was born May 6, 1952, in Logansport to John D. and Patricia S. Hansberry Henning. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a 1982 graduate of Purdue University and a self-employed mechanical engineer. A Petty Officer First Class, he served in the

U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1978 and was a nuclear operator aboard the U.S.S. Von Steuben submarine. Mr. Henning was an avid fisherman, nature lover, reader, Indiana University basketball fan and very devoted to his nieces and nephews.

Surviving are his mother, Patricia S. Henning, Roche-ster; two sisters, Sharon and husband Richard Rahdert, West Lafayette, Carole D. Conners, Granger; one brother, Gregory V. and wife Ruby Henning, Rochester; four nieces, Michell, Vanessa and Madison Henning, all of Rochester, Julie Carlo, Mishawaka; four nephews, Paul Conners, Indianapolis, Ryan Conners, Bristol, John Carlson, Indianapolis, and Geoffrey Carlson, West Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Henning on Nov. 16, 1992.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rochester with graveside military rites conducted by the U.S. Navy. Visitation was from 2 to 4

p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Bob Kern Conservancy District of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.


 

Dean Lahman

Carl Dean LAHMAN, 70, of 4711 W. 200 North, Rochester, died Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Carol Lahman, at home; two sons, Bradley Lahman and Barry Lahman, both of Rochester; and three sisters, Karen Russell, Valparaiso, Gail Van Dusseldorp, Plantation, Fla., and Susan Scott, Loudon, Tenn.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to his service Thursday.


 

Miriam F. Wilkinson Michalski

Miriam F. Wilkinson MICHALSKI, 84, of 1317 Elm St., Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Betty L. Reichard

Betty L. REICHARD, 82, of 3374 N. Old Indiana 17, Rochester, died Friday at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene P. Reichard, Culver, and John A. Reichard, Lancaster, Calif.; one daughter, Marjorie A. King, Avilla; one brother, Francis Day, Culver; and one sister, Mary Baker, Culver.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.


 

Arthur L. ‘Art’ Smith

Arthur L. ‘Art’ SMITH, 74, Winamac, died Sunday at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

Survivors include his wife, Joan N. Smith, Winamac; two daughters, Deborah Senesac, Logansport, and Tracy Harper, Winamac; and three sisters, Helen Apt, Jeanne Etnier and Lorene Dawson, all of Logansport.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Winamac. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, and one hour prior to his service at the church.


 

Marvin O. Thompson

The funeral service for Marvin O. THOMPSON, 64, of 1107 E. 50 South, Winamac, was at 10:30 a.m. today at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Spring St., Winamac, IN 46996.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005


 

Dean Lahman

March 8, 1935–May 8, 2005

Carl Dean LAHMAN, 70, of 4711 W. 200 North, Rochester, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

His health was failing the past two weeks.

Born in Monterey to Oscar and Katherine Zimpleman Lahman, he lived his entire life in the Fulton County area. On Feb. 14, 1960, he married Carol Hartz Lahman in Leiters Ford. She survives at home.

Mr. Lahman was a self-employed farmer and the co-owner of Lahman Shoe Store, formerly of Rochester for 12 years. He was a 1953 graduate of the Aubbeenaubbee school system and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Europe. He was a member of Leiters Ford Methodist Church and was an avid golfer and farmer. Farming with his family was his life! He wintered in the Fort Myers, Fla., area the past several winters where he could enjoy his hobbies all year long.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Bradley Lahman and wife Deana, Rochester, and Barry Lahman and wife Phyllis, all of Rochester; four grandchildren, Tabby Harger, Kyle Lahman, Austin Sausasman and Bryce Lahman; one great-grandson, Dawson Harger; three sisters, Karen Russell and husband Tom, Valparaiso, Gail Van Dusseldorp and husband Larry, Plantation, Fla., and Susan Scott and husband Don, Loudon, Tenn.; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ken, Ron and Mick Lahman.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Terry Marker officiating. Burial is at Leiters Ford Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to his service Thursday. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


 

Mariam F. Wilkinson Michalski

Dec. 10, 1920-May 8, 2005 Mariam F. Wilkinson MICHALSKI, 84, of 1317 Elm St., Rochester, passed away at 8:20

p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Roches-ter.

Born on Dec. 10, 1920, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Bessie Latchaw Wilkinson. In June of 1963, in Pullman, Mich., she married Ed Michalski. He preceded her in death in 1975.

Mrs. Michalski had worked at the former Karn’s Coffee Shop and had been a member of the Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed crocheting, making rugs and reading.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Sue Wilkinson, Rochester; brother, Kenneth R. and wife Lois Wilkinson, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a brother.

Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Citizens Cemetery, Roches-ter, with the Rev. Tim McFarland officiating. Memorials may be made to the Mariam F. Michalski Memorial Fund. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Roches-ter, is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

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Thursday, May 12, 2005


 

Leroy E. Brown

Leroy E. BROWN, 74, Warana Drive, Plymouth, born and raised in Rochester, died Monday in Plymouth.

Survivors include two sisters, Martha A. Thompson and Sandra K. Garrison, both of Plymouth.

There is no visitation or service. Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, May 13, 2005


 

Betty Lois Mays

Betty Lois MAYS, 84, of Life Care Center, Rochester, died today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Earl ‘Van’ VanBaalen

Earl “Van” VanBAALEN, 87, of 810 E. Broadway, Peru, died May 3. Survivors include his wife, Betty, at home.

His funeral service was at 2 p.m. May 5 at Ever-Rest Memorial Park Chapel, Peru. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

Saturday, May 14, 2005


 

Bonita M. Anderson

Bonita M. ANDERSON, 72, of 230 W. 3rd St., passesd away at 8:50 p.m. Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Betty Lois Mays

Dec. 20, 1920-May 13, 2005

Betty Lois MAYS, 84, Life Care Center, Rochester, and formerly of 7436 McCook Ave., Hammond, died at 7:42 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born on Dec. 20, 1920, in Esterville, Iowa, she was the daughter of Melvin and Lois Martin Grimes. She moved to the Calumet region at the age of 2 and lived her entire life in the East Chicago and Hammond areas prior to moving to Rochester in 2004.

On June 12, 1955, in Perry, Iowa, she married Marion Layne Mays, who preceded her in death in 1992. She was a homemaker and was employed at LaSalle Steel Company for 10 years.

She was a 60-year member of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Hammond, a member of the Ladies Democratic Club of Hammond, and the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary No. 7881 of Hessville. She enjoyed sewing clothing and cross-stitch samplers.

Survivors include three sons, Daniel David Mays and wife Darlene, Rochester, Mark Lee Mays and wife Michelle, Hobart, and David James Mays, Hammond; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Thomas Mays, in infancy.

Her funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, located on Cline Avenue, one block south of U.S. 30 in Schererville. Burial will be at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may visit with the family from 3-7 p.m. Monday at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Local private family services were at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.


 

Ronald C. Milner

Dec. 3, 1954–May 12, 2005

Ronald C. MILNER, age 50, of Knox, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005. He was born Dec. 3, 1954, in Knox.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Culver, president of Milner Construction, partner/founder of the Better Corporation, president of Bestco Inc., founder of Town and Country Living, founder of Drexco, founder of Fox Run subdivision, and a partner in Rock-N-Floors. He has served as a Starke County councilman and as the superintendent of Starke County Highway Dept.

He was a very generous contributor and volunteer for many civic and charitable organizations. He especially worked hard for the American Cancer Society, donating proceeds from his fund-raiser birthday parties as well as being crowned “Mr. Relay” at the Marshall County Relay for Life in 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Chris (Shankland) Milner, of Knox; his parents, Charles and Dorothy (Jaax) Milner, of Knox; his children, Sachena Zimmerman, of Rochester, Rachel F. Garbas, of Knox, and Jacob C. Milner, of Madison; and his grandchildren, Samantha and Michaela Garbas. He was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Moroni.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 15, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, 153 E. Washington St., Knox. Funeral services will be Monday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at M.C. Smith Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Bass Lake Cemetery. Memorials to American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Monday, May 16, 2005


 

Bonita M. Anderson

April 18, 1933-May 13, 2005

Bonita M. ANDERSON, 72, of 230 W. Third St., Rochester, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Friday at her residence.

Born on April 18, 1933, in St. James, Ark., she was the daughter of Rolland and Roxie Mae (Holbert) Edington. She was a 1953 graduate of Dowagiac (Michigan) High School. On Nov. 14, 1964, in Rochester, she married Lawrence L. Anderson, who survives.

Mrs. Anderson was a seamstress for 25 years at Hart, Schaffner & Marx in Rochester. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, had been a RSVP volunteer and enjoyed playing piano and guitar.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence L. Anderson, Rochester; sons, Robert Ray Neff, Mentone, William Paul Neff, Fort Wayne, Gene W. and wife Jody Gamble, Rochester, Patrick E. and wife Pam Gamble, Rochester; daughter, Carla Roberts, Rochester; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, R.J. and wife Frankie Edington, Three Rivers, Mich.; sisters, Irene Carlisle, Wanda Carlisle, Betty and husband Ralph Baker, all of Dowagiac, Mich., Shirley and husband Oscar Gerrick, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren; sister, Eunice Gross; and brother, Larry Edington.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.


 

Mamie S. Harrison

Mamie S. HARRISON, 84, Rochester, died at 12:47 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary, Winamac.


 

Robert Lee Solloway Jr.

Aug. 27, 1946-May 14, 2005 Robert Lee SOLLOWAY Jr., 58, of 3431 Strawberry Lane, Rochester, passed away at

2:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence. Born on Aug. 27, 1946, in South Bend, he was the son of Robert Lee and Lois Francis (Geddes) Solloway Sr.

Mr. Solloway retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years. He worked for Moncrief Hospital, Fort Jackson, S.C., as a computer guru and worked at R & R Visual in Rochester. He was a Vietnam veteran who had a diversified and distinguished military career. He was a member  of the VFW. He moved to Rochester a year ago after living many years in Columbia, S.C.

“No puzzle piece is perfect. We all have jagged edges, but in the end make a beautiful picture.” “We couldn’t ask for anything more in a father, we’ll be seeing you in heaven or (Valhalla).”

Survivors include his son, Robert Larry Solloway, Bielsko-Biala, Poland; daughter, Jennifer Alice Solloway, Rochester; sisters, Janice and husband Dennis Milliken, Rochester, and Judy and husband Bill Hillman, Sullivan; brothers, Larry and wife Becky Solloway, and Richard and wife Sharon Solloway, all of South Bend; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Terry Solloway.

His funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Richard Solloway officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005


 

William F. Griffith

William F. GRIFFITH, 79, 402 E. Main St., Kewanna, was found dead 5:45 p.m. Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Mamie S. Harrison

June 26, 1920–May 16, 2005

Mamie S. HARRISON, 84, of 2059 E. Second St., Rochester, passed away at 12:47 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in North Judson to Samuel E. and Alice Jane Tunis Saine, she married Lloyd A. Harrison on Dec. 5, 1939, in Winamac. He passed away on Sept. 9, 2002.

Mrs. Harrison was a waitress and enjoyed fishing, bingo, and helping others. She lived in Tiosa most of her life and was a resident of Life Care Center of Rochester for the past seven months.

Survivors include one son, Gary and wife Linda Easterday; one brother, Kenneth Saine, Rochester; three sisters, Shirley Clark, North Dakota, Patsy Shine, Oregon, and Della Roller; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Millie Cline, Esther Armstrong, Ethel Wallace, Hazel DePoy and Mabel Leonard; and one brother, Ernest Junior Saine.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Denny Wilson officiating. Burial is at Winamac Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.


 

Leo Gilbert Hedges

Sept. 29, 1917–May 16, 2005

Leo Gilbert HEDGES, 87, of 984 W. Ninth St., Rochester, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born on Sept. 29, 1917, in Rochester, he was the son of Samuel Pope and Cora Myrtle Hedges. He married Mary Lucinda Hinkle on April 21, 1946, at Bethlehem Methodist Church, Twelve Mile.

Mr. Hedges was self-employed, working in sheet metal and the heating and air conditioning industry. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows  Lodge. His hobbies included reading poetry and writing poetry. He was one of the first workers for the Habitat for Humanity house in Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lucinda Hedges, Rochester; one daughter, Linda K. Waltz, Rochester; one son, Larry Allan Hedges, Smith, Ala.; one brother, Gordon and wife Corrine Hedges, Watertown, South Dakota; grandchildren, Lois Langdon, Rochester, Lucinda Ann Boroff, Monterey, Louis L. Boroff, Lafayette, Cary Shon and wife Julie Hedges, Columbus, Ga., April Cheron and husband Keith Willingham, Frisco, Texas; step-grandchildren, Kierston and Kerston Willingham, Frisco, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carl Hedges; and a sister, Arlene Fenstermaker.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 to Thursday, May 19, 2005

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Friday, May 20, 2005


 

Geneva W. Metzger

March 8, 1921–May 19, 2005

Geneva W. METZGER, 84, Rochester, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

Born in Geneva, Neb., to Stanley H. Lemmon and Mary Johns, she married Donald E. Metzger on Oct. 6, 1940, at Kewanna Methodist Church. He survives at home.

Mrs. Metzger was a homemaker, a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester and a former secretary of WSCS. She was a former secretary of Fulton and Elkhart County Farm Bureau, and a former member of the Kewanna Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She graduated from Star City High School in 1939.

Surviving with her husband are three sons, Donald G. and Brenda Metzger, Williamsport, Robert D. and Rosa Metzger, Rochester, and Thomas D. and Sandra Metzger, Alpharetta, Ga.; one daughter, Karen Sue and husband Richard Bauer, Johnson City, Tenn.; one sister, Dorothy Mildred Cox, San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Diana Kay, three sisters and one brother.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Burial is at Citizen’s IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and one hour prior to her service at the church.

Saturday, May 21, 2005


 

Richard D. Dickerhoff

Aug. 29, 1929-May 20, 2005

Richard D. DICKERHOFF, 75, of 510 Franklin Street, Mentone, died at 11:25 a.m. Friday at his residence. He had been in failing health for several months.

Born in Silver Lake to Devon and Helen Opple Dickerhoff, he married Iris V. Jones on March 1, 1952 in Claypool. She survives at home.

Mr. Dickerhoff was the owner of Dickerhoff Trucking, specializing in long distance livestock hauling. He was co-founder of TTP Incorporated, Pierceton. He was a lifelong farmer and cattleman. He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church and also a member of the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge of Warsaw. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post 49, Warsaw. He was also a member of the John Purdue Club and was a loyal Valley Viking fan.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Amy Dickerhoff, Mentone and Alicia Cervenka and husband Dean, Lafayette; two sons, Don A. Dickerhoff and Doug R. Dickerhoff and wife Kelly, both of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Calan and Danika Cervenka, Emma and Dan Dickerhoff, Tanner and Addie Dickerhoff; and one sister, Virginia Heisler and husband Carl, Claypool. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Dan Dickerhoff, in 1963.

Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Doris Smith and Rev. Don Poyser officiating.

Burial will be at the Mentone Cemetery in Mentone. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mentone United Methodist Church or Kosciusko County Hospice.

Monday May 23, 2005


 

Clifford M. Bickham

June 9, 1924–May 22, 2005

Clifford M. BICKHAM, 80, of 527 W. Eighth St., Rochester, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, following a five-month illness.

Born on June 9, 1924, in Oklahoma, he was the son of Clifford Bickham Sr. and Hettie

H. Miller Bickham. He lived most of his adult life in the Fulton County area. He married Jacqueline Hart on Jan. 18, 1946, in Hammond. She preceded him in death in 1998. He then married Carmen Bartman on Oct. 11, 2003, in Rochester.

A steel worker, he was a member of Iron Workers Local No. 395, Moose No. 1107, VFW No. 1343, Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 852, all of Rochester. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Dyer and a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was also a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Bruce Lake, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he saw action at the Battle of the Bulge.

Survivors include his wife, Carmen, Rochester; one daughter, Penny (Chris) Willing, Knox; two sons, Gary (Debbie) Bickham, Demotte, and Terry (Cindy) Bickham, St. John; two sisters, Arlene (Don) Allen, Rochester, and Sharon (Jim) Thomas, Dyer; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, 128

W. Sixth St., Rochester. His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Andrews officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bruce Lake. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts of Rochester. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home for memorial contributions of the donor’s choice.


 

Kenneth H. Cook

Kenneth H. COOK, 80, Kewanna, died at 10:27 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Harrison Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


 

Wendell R. Moon

Wendell R. MOON, 84, Twelve Mile, died Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Moon; two sons, Everett Allen Moon and Jerry Lee Moon, both of Twelve Mile; one daughter, Carmen Sue Carter, Russiaville; and one brother, Verlin A. Moon, Lucerne.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 

Mildred Rhinehart

Jan. 15, 1933–May 20, 2005

Mildred RHINEHART, 72, of Wilmington, Ohio, died at 11:59 a.m. Friday at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, Ohio.

Born Jan. 15, 1933, in Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Forrest Bailey and Gladys Watkins Bailey. They preceded her in death. She graduated from Fulton High School, Fulton, Indiana. Her husband of 53 years, James L. Rhinehart, survives. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Wilmington.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James D. (Barbara) Rhinehart, Daniel L. Rhinehart, all of Wilmington, Tom (Carla) Rhinehart, Loveland, Ohio, and Scott E. (Jessica) Rhinehart, Wilmington; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen (James) Hardin, Jefferson, Ohio, Diana Rhinehart, Cincinnati, Ohio, Lori (Bryan) Rogers, Louisburg, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest (Nyna) Bailey, Greensburg, Indiana, Elmer (Linda) Bailey, Osceola, Indiana, Raymond Bailey, Rochester, Indiana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara (Jerry) Hall, Logansport, Indiana; Phyllis Hutkins, Rochester, Indiana; grandchildren, Miranda Workman, Christopher Rhinehart, Alex Rhinehart, Elliot Hardin, Michael Hardin, Aaron Rhinehart; Abigail Rhinehart, Neill Lewis; and many nieces and nephews.

Her memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1769 St. Rt. 73 West, Wilmington, Ohio, with Minister Randy Zurface officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, Ohio. For more information or to sign the registry of condolences visit www.smithandsonfuneralhomes .com.


 

Charles H. Tate

Aug. 17, 1921–May 18, 2005

Charles H. TATE, 83, of Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette. He had been in failing health for the last couple years.

He was born Aug. 17, 1921, in Ft. Payne, Ala., to Wallace C. and Maggie (Shankles) Tate. He graduated from Ft. Payne High School and later earned his Bachelor of Arts in Civil Engineering.

Mr. Tate was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II where he was a heavy equipment operator. His marriage was to Joyce Lane on June 10, 1957, in South Bend. She survives.

Mr. Tate was a retired Civil Engineer for the Indiana State Highway Department after 38 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and reading.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Charles H. Tate II and Scott A. Tate (wife: Amanda), both of Rochester; five daughters, Victoria Perkins (companion: Ray Schoen) of Tippecanoe, Kathy Brandt (husband: Steve) of South Bend, Cindy Longfellow (husband: Mike) of South Bend, Julie Tate of Rochester and Angelica “Gus” Tate, also of Rochester; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death are three brothers and a grandson.

No services are planned at this time. Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home, Brookston, is handling the arrangements.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


 

Kenneth Hugh Cook

Oct. 28, 1924–May 22, 2005

Kenneth Hugh COOK, 80, Kewanna, passed away at 10:27 p.m. Sunday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room, Rochester.

Born in Richland Township, Fulton County, to Daniel Lewis and Della Leona Babcock Cook, he married Martha Ann Urbin on March 13, 1946, in Indianapolis. She survives.

Mr. Cook was a retired postmaster from the Kewanna Post Office. He was appointed postmaster on July 3, 1958, by President Eisenhower. Also, he worked as a bookkeeper at Urbin Chevrolet, Kewanna. He was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church and was a former lay leader, Sunday School teacher and served on many boards at the chuch. He was formerly a treasurer of the Republican Party of Fulton County, a member of Fulton Economic Development Corporation (FEDCO), president of Kewanna Ambulance Service which he helped initiate. He enjoyed writing, poetry and was a Chicago Cubs fan. He graduated from Richland Center High School in 1941.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Kent G. and Sheri A. Cook, Kewanna, and Kip D. and Janece M. Cook, Plymouth; two daughters, Kenan S. and Jerry Kimble, Bowling Green, Ky., and Katrina K. and John Carlisle, Indianapolis; one brother, Eldrith Cook, Rochester; one sister, Edith Darkwood, White Pigeon, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Cook; and one grandson, Bryce Carlisle.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kewanna United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Ingle officiating. Burial is at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, and one hour prior to his service at the church. Memorials may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church.


 

Richard Gelbaugh

Richard GELBAUGH, 72, of 2139 E. Fourth St., Tiosa, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


 

L.C. Longmire

L.C. LONGMIRE, 75, of 5174 E. 575 North, Rochester, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Wedmesday, May 25, 2005


 

Billie Jean ‘Gene’ Davis

Nov. 11, 1925–May 23, 2005

Billie Jean “Gene” DAVIS, 79, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away peacefully on May 23, 2005. Billie was born on Nov. 11, 1925, in Aledo, Ill., to Harry and Victoria Davis. He graduated high school in Hartford City, Ind., and then entered the United States Navy. Following his military service, Billie graduated from Ball State Teachers’ College where he met and married his wife of 57 years, Alberta Glassley Davis. He later completed his Master’s of Science at Ball State University.

Billie lived in Rochester, Ind.; Yellow Creek Lake, Ind.; and The Orme School in Arizona. Billie was a principal and coach at Burton School near Rochester. He also taught at Leiters Ford High School in Leiters Ford, Ind.; Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation in Mentone, Ind., which included Burket Elementary, Talma Junior High School, Beaver Dam Junior High School, and Akron Elementary. Next, Billie taught at The Orme School on the Quarter Circle V Bar Ranch in Mayer, Ariz., where he served as Dean of Boys, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students, Department Chair, co-head of the Desert Survival program, teacher and coach. In addition to his career in education, Billie served as an Indiana Conservation officer from 1953­1963. He was a member of Colorado Parkinson Foundation, American Legion Post No. 5 and

A.A.R.P. Chapter No. 2337. 

Billie is survived by his wife, Alberta; son, Stan and daughter-in-law Connie of Sunnyside, Wash.; son, Doug and daughter-in-law Lisa of Spotsylvania, Va.; daughter Jeri of Colorado Springs, Colo.; granddaughter, Kristi of Ballston, Va.; and grandson, Erik Davis of Spotsylvania, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant twin brothers; daughter, Peggy Jo; and granddaughter, Laura Jean.

A memorial service is 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2005, at The Little Church at the Ranch at the Flying W Ranch, 3330 Chuckwagon Road, Colorado Springs, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Billie's memory to Colorado Parkinson Foundation, 1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 111, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 or to the Wilson Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W Ranch Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.


 

Richard Gelbaugh

April 27, 1933–May 23, 2005

Richard GELBAUGH, 72, of 2139 E. Fourth St., Tiosa, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in Tiosa to Vernon E. and Eleanor A. Cauffman Gelbaugh, he married Ruth Conn on Sept. 21, 1957, in Tiosa.

Richard was a proud graduate of the class of 1951 from Richland Center High School. During his high school career, he was a standout center on the hardwoods for the Wildcats. In 1950, his Richland Center team, coached by Paul Rockwell, ascended to the semi-state level of the IHSAA basketball tournament where South Bend Central beat the Wildcats in a fierce battle.

Another memorable moment was when Richard scored 25 points as the Wildcats beat Leiters Ford 101-22. His output was more than the combined Leiters Ford team.

His passion for basketball continued after high school as he played semi-pro ball for Buttermilk Bob’s team, with several area coaches. In 1953, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany where he played basketball with the Army team and traveled to several European countries.

Returning to the States in 1955, he began employment with Elcor Coach and worked for several different owners, Boise Cascade and Bendix Corporation, until 1975. He was self-employed most recently.

Richard was an active member since April 1968 of Talma United Methodist Church. He served for many years on the administrative board and currently was serving as president. Politically, Dick was an active member in the Fulton County Republican Party. He had served as precinct committeeman for Richland Township and as a member on the Fulton County Republican Central Committee, both for over 20 years.

He was well known for his fun loving sense of humor and his willingness to jump in and take on a challenge. Whether it was helping a neighbor repair a fence, working at a fund-raiser for the Lions Club, or assisting a candidate for office, everyone knew they could count on Dick for his  support and assistance. All will miss his counsel and hard work.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Gelbaugh, at home; two sons, Jeffery Gelbaugh and wife Bonnie, Etna Green, and Michael Gelbaugh and wife Teresa, Warsaw; three grandchildren, Ashley, Arin and Emily Gelbaugh; two stepgrandchildren, Shawn and Marc Hempkor; one great-granddaughter, Genesis Hempkor; one sister, Annabell Hart and husband Glen, Tiosa; and three nephews, Ed Hart, Warsaw, Rick Hart, Mentone, and Jim Hart, Elkhart. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Rev. William Kaiser and Rev. Will Lawson officiating. Burial is at Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today or one hour prior to his service in the funeral home Thursday. A Lions Club Memorial Service is 8 p.m. today. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials may be made to the Talma United Methodist Church or to the Talma Lions Club. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

Wm. Frank Griffith

Wm. Frank GRIFFITH, “Bill,” died peacefully May 13, 2005, at age 79.

He was the beloved son of Richard and Margaret Griffith. He was predeceased by his brother, John, and sister, Ruth. He will be sadly mourned by his sister, Anne, and brother-in-law, Bruce Campbell, his nephew, Colin Campbell (Patti), and their daughter, Peyton.

Formerly from Montreal, Quebec, Bill has worked for many years as an engineer for Ad-Vance Magnetics Inc. in Rochester.

A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas’ Church, 412 N. Center St., Plymouth, Ind., at 11 a.m. on June 10, 2005.


 

L.C. Longmire

March 20, 1930–May 22, 2005

L.C. LONGMIRE, 75, of 5174 E. 575 North, Rochester, died of natural causes at 10:35

p.m. Sunday, May 22, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

L.C. was born on March 20, 1930, in La Follette, Tenn. He was the son of Birt and Ethel Bailey Longmire. He attended schools in La Follette and had been a resident of the Marshall County area since 1957. L.C. was first married to Mary Ruth Holmes in 1953. On Sept. 7, 1975, in Plymouth, L.C. and Mary Helen Mickiewicz were married.

L.C. worked in the Bremen Casting Foundry for 34 years, retiring in 1988. He enjoyed doing carpentry and mechanical work, and being a musical man, he sang and played the guitar.

L.C. is survived by a son and three daughters. They are Lawrence Gene Longmire, Warsaw; Marilyn D. and Randy Craven, Audrey Sue and Jason Hickle, all of Rochester, and Christina G. Longmire, Cincinnati, Ohio. Two grandchildren, Jason and Gina Longmire of Bourbon, survive as well. Two brothers and four sisters also survive L.C.’s death. They are Dewey (Mary Lou) Longmire, Orange, Texas, and Earl Longmire, Tennessee; Rosalie (Charles) Huff, Tennessee, Ada Mae Woods, Gladys Morris, and Naomi Bryge, all of La Follette, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Pauline Longmire and Alice Faye Longmire.

 

Friends will be welcomed by the family on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. His funeral service will follow visitation at 1 p.m. in the funeral home and be officiated by Brother Mark Cottrill, pastor of the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via www.johnson-danielson.com.

Thursday, May 26, 2005


 

Jenine D. Ivey

Jenine D. IVEY, 44, of 9730 E. 475 North, Rochester, died Sunday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac. S urvivors include two sons, William Roberts and Byron Green, both of Monterey; one daughter, Angel Roberts, Monterey; one brother, Michael Green, Rochester; and three sisters, Lurleane Foster, Markham, Ill., Constance White, Chicago, Ill., and Deborah Moore, Hazel Crest, Ill.

Her funeral service is noon Saturday at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.


 

Ned J. Smith

Ned J. SMITH, 90, of 7122 E. Fort Wayne Road, Akron, died at 6:20 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Helen M. Burkett

Helen M. BURKETT, 93, Brownsburg, and formerly of Akron, died on December 19, 2004.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Burkett, Plainfield, and Tommy J. Burkett, Phoenix; one daughter, Marcia Grace Robbins, Phoenix; and one brother, Keith Miller, Grass Valley, Calif. A service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Athens Hoover Cemetery. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Arrangements are by Family Funeral Care, Indianapolis.


 

Earl L. Clyde

Aug. 14, 1943–April 28, 2005

Earl L. CLYDE, 61, of 7411 43rd Terrace, No. 502, Riviera Beach, Fla., died on Thursday, April 28, in Florida.

Born on Aug. 14, 1943, in Joliet, Ill., he was the son of John J. Clyde and Carrie Clyde, who preceded him in death in 1969 and 1960, respectively. On July 20, 1968, he married Cheryl Gwozdz. She survives at home. He retired in October 2004 from Life Touch Inc. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is also survived by a son, Nathan (Cathy) Clyde, St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter, Cindy (Danny) Monnin, Palmer, Alaska; granddaughters, Mary Angelina Clyde, St. Paul, Minn., and Amber Jane Monnin, Palmer, Alaska; sisters, Shirley Mahkovec, Joliet, Ill., and Carol (Jim) Bauman, Kewanna; brothers, Robert (Sharyne) Clyde, Joliet, Ill., Donald (Darlene) Clyde, Blandinsville, Ill., and William (Norma) Clyde, Plymouth. He was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Clyde, in 1957, and a granddaughter, Theresa Rose Clyde, in 2003.

His funeral service was on May 3, 2005, at St. Ignatius Loyola Cathedral, West Palm Beach, Fla. Burial will be at St. Anne Cemetery, Monterey, at a later date. Memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America.


 

Mary Jane Kotterman

Nov. 16, 1917–May 26, 2005

Mary Jane KOTTERMAN, 87, of 2380 E. 200 North, Rochester, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester ,where she was a patient the past 18 days. Her health was failing.

Born in Akron to Chester and Louise DeLaughter Shriver, she lived most of her life in the Fulton County area. On July 5, 1934, she married George W. Kotterman in Macy. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2000.

Mrs. Kotterman retired from Torin Corporation, formerly of Rochester, where she had served as the Past President of the United Auto Workers Union Local No. 947, Rochester. She was a member of Mill Creek Missionary Church and the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 57, both of Rochester. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and vegetables, and was an accomplished pie baker. She was well known by area nursing home residents for the lap-throws which she made for them by hand. She is survived by her faithful feline companion, “Fluffy.”

Survivors include one daughter, Orabelle Meredith and husband Jim, Mentone; one granddaughter, Diana Smith and husband Glenn “Pee Wee,” Rochester; one grandson, Gary Meredith, Central City, Colo.; two great-grandsons, Shane Smith and wife Krysta, Murray, Ky.,

T.J. Smith, Rochester; one great-granddaughter, London Smith, Murray, Ky.; two sisters, Virginia

R. Davis, Rochester, and Loretta Sommers, Kissimmee, Fla.; three brothers, Harry Dale Shriver and wife Pat, Syracuse, Jack Shriver and wife Norma, Akron, and Milo Shriver, Akron; two half-sisters, Barbara Pocock, Indianapolis, and Cheryl Smith, Akron; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Chester, in 1966; a sister and four brothers.

 

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday or one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. The Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 57 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


 

Ned J. Smith

Oct. 20, 1914–May 26, 2005

Ned J. SMITH, 90, of 7122 E. Fort Wayne Road, Akron, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born in Fulton County to Foy Smith and Lottie Mae Nichols, he married Mildred M. Towne on Oct. 6, 1940, in Akron. She survives in Akron.

Mr. Smith was a farmer and had driven a school bus for several years for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. He had also worked at Safe Way Products, Rochester. He retired in 1982 from the Fulton County Highway Department, where he worked as a grader operator for 10 years. He bred, raised and trained miniature racing ponies and raced them all over, including Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. He was a part of the original Manitou Trotting Association and was a member of the Nappanee Harness Racing Association. He was also a member of Richland Center Conservation Club and the Prill School Museum. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and graduated from Akron High School in 1935, where he played baseball and basketball. He was a dedicated supporter and fan of Tippecanoe Valley High School basketball. He was also a part of the former Famous Akron Jonah Club. He enjoyed being with people and the morning gathering for coffee in Rochester and Akron.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Marilyn and husband Asa Brofford, Akron, and Janet and husband Jerry Vigar, Akron; two sons, J. Duane Smith, Mishawaka, and Lynn and wife

Kay Smith, Akron; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Lyle Dean Smith, in 1957; his parents and two brothers.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Phillip Pratt officiating. Burial is at Athens Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Nappanee Raceway Association or Prill School Museum.

Friday, May 27, 2005


 

Helen M. Burkett

Helen M. BURKETT, 93, Brownsburg, and formerly of Akron, died on December 19, 2004.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Burkett, Plainfield, and Tommy J. Burkett, Phoenix; one daughter, Marcia Grace Robbins, Phoenix; and one brother, Keith Miller, Grass Valley, Calif. A service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Athens Hoover Cemetery. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Arrangements are by Family Funeral Care, Indianapolis.


 

Earl L. Clyde

Aug. 14, 1943–April 28, 2005

Earl L. CLYDE, 61, of 7411 43rd Terrace, No. 502, Riviera Beach, Fla., died on Thursday, April 28, in Florida.

Born on Aug. 14, 1943, in Joliet, Ill., he was the son of John J. Clyde and Carrie Clyde, who preceded him in death in 1969 and 1960, respectively. On July 20, 1968, he married Cheryl Gwozdz. She survives at home. He retired in October 2004 from Life Touch Inc. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is also survived by a son, Nathan (Cathy) Clyde, St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter, Cindy (Danny) Monnin, Palmer, Alaska; granddaughters, Mary Angelina Clyde, St. Paul, Minn., and Amber Jane Monnin, Palmer, Alaska; sisters, Shirley Mahkovec, Joliet, Ill., and Carol (Jim) Bauman, Kewanna; brothers, Robert (Sharyne) Clyde, Joliet, Ill., Donald (Darlene) Clyde, Blandinsville, Ill., and William (Norma) Clyde, Plymouth. He was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Clyde, in 1957, and a granddaughter, Theresa Rose Clyde, in 2003.

His funeral service was on May 3, 2005, at St. Ignatius Loyola Cathedral, West Palm Beach, Fla. Burial will be at St. Anne Cemetery, Monterey, at a later date. Memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America.


 

Mary Jane Kotterman

Nov. 16, 1917–May 26, 2005

Mary Jane KOTTERMAN, 87, of 2380 E. 200 North, Rochester, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester ,where she was a patient the past 18 days. Her health was failing.

Born in Akron to Chester and Louise DeLaughter Shriver, she lived most of her life in the Fulton County area. On July 5, 1934, she married George W. Kotterman in Macy. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2000.

Mrs. Kotterman retired from Torin Corporation, formerly of Rochester, where she had served as the Past President of the United Auto Workers Union Local No. 947, Rochester. She was a member of Mill Creek Missionary Church and the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 57, both of Rochester. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and vegetables, and was an accomplished pie baker. She

was well known by area nursing home residents for the lap-throws which she made for them by hand. She is survived by her faithful feline companion, “Fluffy.”

Survivors include one daughter, Orabelle Meredith and husband Jim, Mentone; one granddaughter, Diana Smith and husband Glenn “Pee Wee,” Rochester; one grandson, Gary Meredith, Central City, Colo.; two great-grandsons, Shane Smith and wife Krysta, Murray, Ky.,

T.J. Smith, Rochester; one great-granddaughter, London Smith, Murray, Ky.; two sisters, Virginia

R. Davis, Rochester, and Loretta Sommers, Kissimmee, Fla.; three brothers, Harry Dale Shriver and wife Pat, Syracuse, Jack Shriver and wife Norma, Akron, and Milo Shriver, Akron; two half-sisters, Barbara Pocock, Indianapolis, and Cheryl Smith, Akron; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Chester, in 1966; a sister and four brothers.

 

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday or one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. The Evergreen Rebekah Lodge No. 57 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


 

Ned J. Smith

Oct. 20, 1914–May 26, 2005

Ned J. SMITH, 90, of 7122 E. Fort Wayne Road, Akron, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born in Fulton County to Foy Smith and Lottie Mae Nichols, he married Mildred M. Towne on Oct. 6, 1940, in Akron. She survives in Akron.

Mr. Smith was a farmer and had driven a school bus for several years for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. He had also worked at Safe Way Products, Rochester. He retired in 1982 from the Fulton County Highway Department, where he worked as a grader operator for 10 years. He bred, raised and trained miniature racing ponies and raced them all over, including Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. He was a part of the original Manitou Trotting Association and was a member of the Nappanee Harness Racing Association. He was also a member of Richland Center Conservation Club and the Prill School Museum. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and graduated from Akron High School in 1935, where he played baseball and basketball. He was a dedicated supporter and fan of Tippecanoe Valley High School basketball. He was also a part of the former Famous Akron Jonah Club. He enjoyed being with people and the morning gathering for coffee in Rochester and Akron.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Marilyn and husband Asa Brofford, Akron, and Janet and husband Jerry Vigar, Akron; two sons, J. Duane Smith, Mishawaka, and Lynn and wife Kay Smith, Akron; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Lyle Dean Smith, in 1957; his parents and two brothers.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Phillip Pratt officiating. Burial is at Athens Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Nappanee Raceway Association or Prill School Museum.

Saturday, May 28, 2005


 

Thomas Eugene Bose Sr.

Thomas Eugene BOSE Sr., 73, St. Petersburg, Fla., and formerly of Monticello, died Friday in Nashville, Ind.  Arrangements are pending at Miller-Roscka Funeral Home, Monticello.


 

Mary Jane Kotterman

Mary Jane KOTTERMAN, 87, of 2380 E. 200 North, Rochester, died Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include one daughter, Orabelle Meredith, Mentone; two sisters, Virginia R. Davis, Rochester, and Loretta Sommers, Kissimmee, Fla.; three brothers, Harry Dale Shriver, Syracuse, Jack Shriver, Akron, and Milo Shriver, Akron.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday or one hour prior to her service at the funeral home.


 

Lena L. Ridenour

Nov. 2, 1915–May 26, 2005

Lena L. RIDENOUR, 89, Rochester, and formerly of Logansport, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at 6 p.m. at Life Care Center, Rochester, where she had been a resident for 26 years.

She was born November 2, 1915, in Cass County, IN, daughter of the late Merl Ridenour and the late Mishia I. Moore Ridenour.

Lena was a member of the Baptist Temple since 1933. She attended Whippoorwill Community Church of Rochester since 1978. Lena loved the Lord and enjoyed church and Bible study. She was always happy and loved her family and friends. She also enjoyed crafts, socializing and playing bingo.

Surviving are sister, Betty Hughes of Logansport, IN; two brothers, William E. (Dee) Minglin of Logansport, IN, Robert (Coleen) Minglin of Kokomo, IN; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Ralph Minglin; one brother, R. Vernon Minglin; one brother-in-law, Donald D. Hughes; and one sister-in-law, Joyce A. Minglin.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana. Services will be at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, June 1 at 6

p.m. with Pastor Brian Sewell of Whippoorwill Community Church officiating. There will be a private burial service at a later date at the Miami Baptist Cemetery, Adamsboro. Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church in Rochester or the donors favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

Monday, May 30, 2005

No paper - holiday

Tuesday, May 31, 2005


 

Thomas E. ‘Tiny’ Bose Sr.

March 5, 1932–May 27, 2005

Thomas E. “Tiny” BOSE Sr., 73, of 7230 Fourth St. North, Lot 2000A, St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away at 9:55 a.m. Friday at 156 W. Hillside Drive, Nashville, Ind.

Born in Royal Center to Elmo Bose Sr. and Irene Selby, he resided in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 16 years.

Tiny was a 1950 graduate of Buffalo High School in Buffalo and was also a member of Sitka Baptist Church in rural Buffalo. He had moved away from the area in 1963 to attend Porter Business College in Indianapolis. Tiny continued to live in the Indianapolis area until 1989 when he moved to the St. Petersburg, Fla., area. While living in the Buffalo area, he worked at Bud Gosman Shell, Tall Timbers Marina and the old Monticello RCA plant. Tiny had also worked at 

JC Penney for several years and eventually retired from there. He had also worked for White Arts Printing and Linde Aire, both of Indianapolis. Tiny was an avid fisherman and retired to fisherville (his fishing boat). He was a U.S. Army veteran and was also a 48-year member of the Libanus Masonic Lodge No. 154 F. & A.M. of Monticello.

Survivors include one daughter, Tammy L. Wagner, Monticello; three sons, Thomas E. Bose Jr., Brownsburg, Barry J. Bose, Nashville, and William T. Bose, Speedway; his former wife, Marlyn J. Smith, Monticello; one brother, Rev. Elmo Bose Jr., Rochester; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one niece, Susan Bose.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller-Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. U.S. 24, Monticello, with Rev. Chris Dodson and Rev. Elmo Bose Jr. officiating. Visitation is from 4

p.m. to 8 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Full military rites will be conducted at his service Wednesday. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.


 

Velma J. Meier

Velma J. MEIER, 29, Macy, died at 8:32 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Russel E. Miller

Dec. 1, 1928–May 28, 2005

Russel E. MILLER, 76, of 5275 S. Strawtown Pike, Peru, died at 3:07 a.m. Saturday at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 

A lifelong Peru resident, he was a farmer, former school bus driver for Maconaquah School Corporation and former rural mail carrier. He was born in Miami County on Dec. 1, 1928, to Roy and Agnew Fewell Miller.

A 1946 graduate of Bunker Hill High School, he married Joan Browning on June 5, 1949. She died Sept. 22, 2000. He married Wanda McKinley Allen on April 29, 2001; she survives. He was a member of College Corner Brethren Church and formerly served on the Miami County 4-H Fair Board.

Survivors include his son, Ronnie Miller and wife Angie, Peru; his daughter, Diane Wildermuth and husband Mark, Akron; five grandchildren, Rod and Scott Miller, and John, Jim and David Wildermuth; three great-grandchildren, Clay, Lincoln and Grant Wildermuth; a stepson, Lalon Allen and wife Tammy, Lagro; three stepdaughters, Roxy Roser and husband Tony, Lagro, Lisa Paxton and husband Brent, Silver Lake, and Janet Chamberlain and husband Brian, Urbana; stepgrandchildren, Tiffany and Amelia Roser, Erica, Morgan and Levi Allen, Kate Myers, Garrett and Russ Paxton and Travis and Tanner Chamberlain; and sister, Joy Boswell and husband Ronnie, Peru. He was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, and two brothers, Lawrence and Gerald Miller.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105

W. Third St., Peru, with Dr. James Black officiating. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mayo Clinic Cancer Research and College Corner Church. Wedmesdau. June 1, 2005


 

Lucile Susan Fisher Kendall

March 19, 1905–May 31, 2005

Lucile KENDALL died early Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville. She turned 100 earlier this spring. 

She was born in 1905, “On the day the swallows return to Capistrano.” She was born at Richland Center, Indiana, and grew up on a farm near Culver. She graduated from South Bend High School in 1922, and attended nursing school until her marriage to Leo V. Kendall.

Mrs. Kendall is preceded in death by her daughter Luella Kendall Otterson, her grandson Kent Otterson and her husband Leo. She is survived by her three granddaughters, Lynn, Denise, and Gail Otterson; her great-grandsons, Clay and Max Cole; her son-in-law, Lewis Otterson; and her sister, Ethel Fischer.

Mrs. Kendall was a wonderful gardener of both flowers and vegetables, and was very pleased that people would Sunday drive from Rochester out to her farm in order to see her “rock garden.” She won many prizes at state and county fairs for her needlework, canning and baking. In 1946, she won the blue ribbon at the Indiana State Fair for a quilt.

In the late 1940s she became interested in the Unity Church of Practical Christianity and studied theology at Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She worked with her husband, developing and editing a publication, called U-Can, which won prizes in competition with major corporations in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2005, at the Titzer Family Funeral Home Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Indiana, with the Rev. Ashland Shaw of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be Friday at 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.


 

Velma Jean ‘Jeannie’ Meier

Dec. 10, 1975–May 27, 2005

Velma Jean “Jeannie” MEIER, 29, of 40 McKee St., Macy, passed away at 8:32 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

Born on Dec. 10, 1975, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Larry and Judy Davies Hecht. On Sept. 5, 1991, in Rochester, she married Robert A. Fry. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1996. In July of 1998, she married Steve Meier.

Jeannie was a homemaker and attended North Miami Schools. She enjoyed life, being a mother to her children, as well as being with family and friends.

Survivors include daughters, Kayla Fry, Macy, Amber Fry, Macy, and Stevie Meier, Macy; brother, Kenny and wife Pat Hecht, Macy; sisters, Denise and husband Brian Pierce, Largo, Fla., Angela Walker, Vancouver, Wash., Janice Scott, Tippecanoe; grandmother, Velma Hecht, Macy; companion, Shawn McClanahan, Macy; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David Welsh officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at Plainview Cemetery, Macy.


 

Edmond Lee Reeves Sr.

Edmond Lee REEVES Sr., “Edd,” of Fenton, Michigan, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Burton, Michigan, at the age of 62.

Edd was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He grew up in Sylvania, Ohio. Following graduation from high school, Edd attended Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, for two years on a basketball scholarship. Now retired after 32 years at Chrysler in Indiana, Edd enjoyed fishing, trap-shooting, bowling, and most recently, working with the Holy Cow Tractor Pulling Team.

Edd is survived by his wife, Pamela Goodman Reeves of Fenton, Michigan; one brother, William Howard (Pamela) Reeves of Indianapolis, Indiana; four children, Edmond Lee (Rebecca) Reeves Jr., “Lee,” of Greentown, Indiana; Kellee (Mark) Skouby of Mentor, Ohio; Phillip Lee Fields Jr., “Flip,” of Omaha, Nebraska; and Troy Frederick (Kristin) Fields of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. In addition, Edd is survived by ten grandchildren, Joeseph (14), and Sarah (12), Megan (18), Andrew (13), and Katherine (12), Jenna (5), and one-year-old quadruplets, Natalie, Zachary, Ryan and A.J. Edd is well-remembered by a special father-in-law, Jerry Goodman of Grand Blanc, Michigan. He was also well-loved and will be missed by his boxer, Koffee. Edd was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond Montroville Jr. and Dorothy Mildred (Conwell) Reeves; and by one sister, Elma Louise, who died at birth.

His funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Linden Presbyterian Church, 119 W. Broad St., Linden, Michigan, with Rev. Parker Smith officiating. Committal ritual and interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc, Michigan, with Rev. Dean Dumbrille officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Rd., Fenton, Michigan, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Linden Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions in Edd’s name may be made to Crossroads Village. Those desiring may share online condolences or post a tribute at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

Thursday, June 2, 2005

None

Friday, June 3, 2005


 

Margery A. Ellis

Margery A. ELLIS, 91, of 433 E. 18th St., Rochester, died at 9:47 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Fred W. Luhnow

Dec. 5, 1945–June 2, 2005

Fred W. LUHNOW, 59, Kewanna, died at 9:38 p.m. Thursday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room, Rochester.

Born on Dec. 5, 1945, in Oak Park, Ill., he was the son of Herbert Fred and Gladys Krueger Luhnow. He graduated from Kewanna High School in 1963. On April 18, 1964, he married Joyce Anderson in Kewanna; she survives.

He was a Union Township farmer. He was employed by McMahan-O’Conner, Sealed Power and the state highway department, before becoming a full-time farmer.

He was past Master of the former Kewanna Masonic Lodge No. 546 twice and a member of the Rochester F. & A.M. Lodge No. 79. He enjoyed playing cards. He was an avid Canadian fisherman, which he enjoyed with his wife, son and grandchildren. His greatest joy was having his family around him, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; his son, Doug and his wife Beth Luhnow, Kewanna; two daughters, Chris Riffle and her husband Jacob, Akron, and Angie Luhnow, Kewanna; two sisters, Edith Bennett and her husband Wade, Tamms, Ill., and Nancy Crow and her husband Bill, Plymouth; and five grandchildren, Brad Luhnow, Amber Luhnow, Adam Luhnow, Kyle Riffle and Brittany Riffle.

His funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Steve Tufts officiating. Burial will be at Bruce Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday until the service at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, June 4, 2005

None.

Monday, June 6, 2005


 

Margery A. Ellis

Margery A. ELLIS, 91, of 433 E. 18th St., Rochester, died Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include her sons, Raymond House, Bill House, Jose’ Trevino, all of Houston, Texas; sisters, Joan Atkinson, Rochester, and Mary Gene Groves, Logansport; and brothers, Alan Heeter and Charles Heeter, both of Rochester.

No services or visitation will take place. Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Martha R. Gorham

Martha R. GORHAM, 72, Mentone, died at 5:50 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Donal Lee Jones

Sept. 19, 1942–June 4, 2005

Donal Lee JONES, age 62, of Bristol, Wis., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his residence. He was born September 19, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., to Donal Lee and Florence Margaret (nee Jacobs) Jones. He spent his early life and received his education in Chicago. 

On June 9, 1964, in Nuremberg, Germany, he was united in marriage to Ingrid Kate Bauer, who preceded him in death in November of 1979. On March 29, 1980, he was united in marriage to Laura Alice Loebig. Donal had been a resident of Bristol for the past 8 years and was a member of the First Assembly of God in Union Grove, Wis.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Jones of Bristol, Wis., and children, Philip H. (Dawn) Jones-LeDuc of Plainfield, Ill., Anthony W. (Diane) Jones of Salem, Wis., Kim (Norm) Benzing of Rochester, and Bob (Allison) Loebig of Corinth, Texas. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren; brothers, Raymond Jones of Tinley Park, Ill., and Robert Jones of Cedar Lake; and by his sister, Mary Helen Allison of Hayward, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at First Assembly of God in Union Grove with Rev. Gary Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, June 7, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, 908 11th Ave., Union Grove, Wis. Memorials to Hospice Alliance in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., have been suggested. 


 

Dennis ‘Denny’ A. Mathias

Aug. 8, 1946–June 4, 2005

Dennis “Denny” A. MATHIAS, 58, of 724 1/2 Main St., Rochester, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, after a one-week illness.

Born on Aug. 8, 1946, in Rochester, he was the son of Oliver A. Champ and Betty Jean Eastwood. He lived all of his life in the Rochester and Fulton County areas. On May 24, 1969, he married Margaret E. John in Rochester. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2003. He was a maintenance worker at Moore Business Forms and Lau Industries, both in Rochester.

A 1965 Rochester High School graduate, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969. He was a past commander of American Legion Post No. 36, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, No. 852, all of Rochester.  Survivors include one daughter, Carmen Mathias, Rochester; two sons, D.J. Mathias, Seattle, Wash., and Dustin Mathias, Rochester; two sisters, Sandy Oliver, Rochester, and Becky Feorg, Rochester; and one brother, Ron “Liz” Mathias, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents and his adopted father, John Mathias.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, 128

W. Sixth St., Rochester, with the Rev. Robert Vale officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to his service at the funeral home. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. A veterans service will be conducted at the cemetery by the American Legion Post No. 36 and VFW Post No. 1343.


 

Earl Lester Moore

Earl Lester MOORE, 83, of 15342 N. Indiana 19, Macy, died at 9:14 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.


 

Mildred Josephine Webster

Sept. 2, 1917–June 4, 2005

Mildred Josephine WEBSTER, 87, of 1850 Matador St., Peru, passed away at 8:53 p.m. Saturday at Caring Hands Health Care Center, Peru.

She was born Sept. 2, 1917, in Jasper County as the daughter of William P. and Olive Lenora Austin Madary. She married Berton O. Webster on May 1, 1936, and they were attended at their wedding by life long friends, Mr. and Mrs. James Stringer. Berton preceded her in death on July 20, 1987.

Following her graduation from Peru High School in 1935, she worked as a bookkeeper for the original Montgomery Ward Store. Displaying her business acumen, she became part of the executive secretary team of Lee Manufacturing Company. When the Lee Manufacturing Company switched owners to Einer Eck, she helped set up the offices of Mr. Eck and Nick Carter for their distributing business. She was then asked to set up offices of Smiley Building Company of Highway 31, and she retired from there when she and her son opened Webster’s Florist. Josephine  also owned and operated “Jo’s Catering and Cakes” which specialized in wedding cakes and receptions. When the floral business moved to Peru and Rochester, she and her husband started the “Turquoise Nook” in Peru. A lady of impeccable taste, she and her husband traveled extensively every year visiting the Indian reservations in the west and in Mexico making jewelry selections for their store.

Josephine is survived by one son, Jerry O. Webster and his business partner David L. Baird of Peru; one sister-in-law, Carol Madary Needham of Kokomo; a niece, Jean Albers and her husband Daniel of Peru; and two nephews, John Keith and his wife Vicki of Kenosha, Wis., and William P. Madary III of Indianapolis.

Mrs. Webster was a member Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and Dukes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a former member of First Baptist Church in Peru. Following the death of her husband in 1987, she moved to Anniston, Ala., and just recently returned to the Peru area residing at Caring Hands Health Care Center.

A service celebrating the life of Mildred Josephine Webster will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor Kevin Palmer and Chaplain Steve Fleck officiating. Burial will follow at Fulton Cemetery. Visitation is from 5

p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005


 

Carolyn M. Lynch Cunningham

Oct. 30, 1932–May 21, 2005

Carolyn M. Lynch CUNNINGHAM, 72, Tucson, Ariz., passed away Saturday, May 21, at the Casa de la Luz Hospice, Tucson, Ariz.

Born on Oct. 30, 1932, in Warsaw, she was the daughter of Paul and Agnes Evans Lynch. She married Kenneth Cunningham; he survives in Tucson.

Additional survivors include her sons, Richard Cunningham, Phoenix, Ariz., and Clay Cunningham, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Lisa and husband George McCormick, Richmond, Va., Lucinda Delagrange, Woodburn, Debra and husband James Fitzgerald, New Haven; grandchildren, Thomas, Annie and Chrissy Cunningham, Matthew and David McCormick, Ryan, Brandon and Erin Delagrange, Zachary and Taylor Fitzgerald; brothers, Max and wife Nina Lynch, Rochester, Thomas and wife Sharon Lynch, Ten Mile, Tenn., Daniel and wife Marjorie Lynch, Logansport; sister, Patti Longenecker, Warsaw; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Lynch.

Her memorial service was 9 a.m. Thursday at the Abbey Funeral Chapel, Tucson, Ariz. Memorial contributions may be made to the Casa de la Luz Foundation, Tucson, Ariz., through Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Charles Hinson

Charles HINSON, 52, of 114 W. 13th St., Rochester, died at 7:55 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Wilma Irene Jones

Wilma Irene JONES, 84, Rochester, died at 4:23 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangments are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.


 

Martha Colleen Lawson

Colleen LAWSON, 74, Tacoma, Wash., and formerly of Rochester, died May 17.

Survivors include her husband, John, Tacoma, Wash.; sons, Eric, Mt. Home, Idaho, Ted, Layton, Utah, Steve and Mike, both of Lakewood, Wash.; sister, Barbara Hintz; and brother, Jack Gelbaugh.

No services are planned.


 

Earl Lester Moore

April 29, 1922–June 5, 2005

Earl Lester MOORE, 83, of 15342 N. Indiana 19, Macy, passed away at 9:14 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He was ill for several years.

Born in Akron to Frank R. and Nellie May Hartman Moore, he lived all his life in the Akron area. On May 9, 1945, in Fulton, he married Lauretta Lee Landis. Mr. Moore worked for 20 years at Warner Brooder in North Manchester and was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Lauretta Moore, Macy; three sons, Gary L. and wife Sherri Moore, Smithfield, Va., Jerry E. Moore, Gilead, and Terry L. and wife Julie Moore, Akron; one daughter-in-law, Carol S. Moore, Peru; one granddaughter, Amanda Kay Moore, Smithfield, Va.; six grandsons, Adam Lee Moore, Smithfield, Va., Brandon Eugene and Kevin Alan, Peru, Joshua Allen, Christopher Earl and Jordan Michael, Gilead; one sister, Pauline Stanley, Koontz Lake; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Merel Moore in 1939 and Alfred Moore in 1991; three sisters, Marie Berger in 1991, Alice Steininger in 1998 and Rose Marberger in 2000.

His funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Lawrence See officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requested that donations can be made in the care to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

Martha R. Gorham

Martha R. GORHAM, 72, Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, died Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include one daughter, Janet See, Warsaw; two sisters, Joan Lutes, Atwood, and Sheila Laing, Logansport; and five brothers, Thomas Fitzgerald, Grand Rapids, Mich., Gerald Fitzgerald, McDonough, Ga., George Fitzgerald, South Yarmuth, Mass., Bernard Fitzgerald, Sumter, S.C., and James Fitzgerald, Botkins, Ohio.

Her graveside service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Mentone Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to her service at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005


 

Marguerite Elizabeth Barnes

Marguerite Elizabeth BARNES, 89, of 375 S. Main St., Macy, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at her daughter’s residence in Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

Thursday, June 9, 2005


 

Marguerite Elizabeth Barnes

July 1, 1915–June 7, 2005

Marguerite Elizabeth BARNES, 89, of 375 S. Main St., Macy, passed away at her daughter’s residence in Rochester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Born on July 1, 1915, in Centralia, Ill., she was the daughter of Walter Levi and Ella Marguerite Shanholtzer Barton. On Feb. 25, 1939, in Hickory, Ky., she married E. Gordon Barnes. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1992.

Mrs. Barnes was a homemaker and in her early years attended the Methodist Church where she was active as a Sunday School teacher. Recently, she attended the Fellowship Baptist Church, Winamac, and enjoyed country music, family and friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Jenny and husband Dale Cox, Rochester, Margo Provo, Macy; son, Gale J. and wife Nancy Barnes, Oxford, Conn.; ex-son-in-law, James Provo, Macy; grandchildren, Michael and wife Susan Cox, Elgin, S.C., Tony and wife Astrid Cox, Germany, Matt and wife Laurie Cox, Rochester, Andy Cox, Rochester, Molly Ann and husband Tim Latta, Urbana, Ohio, Jacob Barnes, Oxford, Conn., Nicholas Barnes, Oxford, Conn., Diana Brannen, Oxford, Conn.; 13 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters and one great-grandchild.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. Don Bixby officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Home Health Care.


 

William Griffith

A memorial service for William GRIFFITH will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 412 N. Center St., Plymouth. Griffith, 79, Kewanna, died May 13


 

Dorothy ‘Tiny’ Null

Dorothy “Tiny” NULL, 75, of 9960 E. 16th Road, Argos, died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, June 10, 2005


 

Charles Douglas Hinson Jr.

Oct. 14, 1952–June 7, 2005

Charles Douglas HINSON Jr., 52, of 513 Main St., Rochester, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born on Oct. 14, 1952, in Valparaiso, he was the son of Charles D. and Lula (Lovely) Hinson. He married Barbara Warfel on Sept. 11, 1971. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2000.

Mr. Hinson was a chef at St. Joseph College, Renn-selaer. He attended Antioch Baptist Church, Rochester, and enjoyed cooking, gardening, family and friends.

Survivors include his sons, Jason and wife Jennifer Hinson, Justin D. and wife Amanda Hinson, Shaun A. Hinson and Blake A. Hinson, all of Rochester; mother, Lula Hinson, Rochester; grandchildren, Brian Hinson, Demotte, Cody Hinson, Demotte, Alexia Hinson, Rochester,

Clayton Hinson, Rochester, Taylor Hinson, Warsaw; sisters, Darlene (Hinson) Grimes, Rochester, Penny (Hinson) and husband Tony Kiggins, Rochester, Patty (Hinson) Johnson, Rochester, Bonnie J. (Hinson) and husband Richard Norman, Rochester, Brenda (Hinson) and husband Randy Hutchens, Rochester; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

His graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Weston Cemetery, Rennselaer, with Revs. Thomas Lovely and Jerry Pitman officiating. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. 


 

Dorothy ‘Tiny’ Null

Jan. 25, 1930–June 8, 2005

Dorothy “Tiny” NULL, 75, of 9960 E. 16th Road, Argos, formerly of Leiters Ford, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. Her health was failing for about a year and a half.

Born in Idaville to Henson and Ruth Cohagan Feltis, she lived most of her life in the Argos community. On July 5, 1947, in Mishawaka, she married Louis C. Null in the Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2002.

Mrs. Null was a homemaker and worked as a waitress and cook at the former Candy Kitchen, Argos, Paradise Truck Stop, Rochester, and the Dog Track of Bonita Springs, Fla. She was a member of Argos American Legion Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Culver.

Survivors include one daughter, Delictia “Deckie” Jones and husband Gary of Lakeville; one son, George Null and wife Cathy of Argos; four grandchildren, Sarah McGill and husband Michael of Clay City, Christopher “Chip” Long and wife Sharon of Martinsville, Shanda Lynn Null and Krista Lynn Null, both of Argos; one brother, Douglas Feltis, Cape Coral, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Jeanette Pearson in 2000; and one brother, Jay Feltis in 1988.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Pastor Brian Trump officiating. Burial is at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today or one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc.


 

Dorothy Mae Stults

Dorothy Mae STULTS, 83, formerly of Rochester, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday at her daughter’s residence in Demotte. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Saturday, June 11, 2005


 

Charles Douglas Hinson Jr.

Oct. 14, 1952–June 7, 2005

Charles Douglas HINSON Jr., 52, of 513 Main St., Rochester, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born on Oct. 14, 1952, in Valparaiso, he was the son of Charles D. and Lula (Lovely) Hinson. He married Barbara Warfel on Sept. 11, 1971. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2000.Mr. Hinson was a chef at St. Joseph College, Renn-selaer. He attended Antioch Baptist 

Church, Rochester, and enjoyed cooking, gardening, family and friends.

Survivors include his sons, Jason and wife Jennifer Hinson, Justin D. and wife Amanda Hinson, Shaun A. Hinson and Blake A. Hinson, all of Rochester; mother, Lula Hinson, Rochester; grandchildren, Brian Hinson, Demotte, Cody Hinson, Demotte, Alexia Hinson, Rochester, Clayton Hinson, Rochester, Taylor Hinson, Warsaw; sisters, Darlene (Hinson) Grimes and husband Darry, Rochester, Penny (Hinson) and husband Tony Kiggins, Rochester, Patty (Hinson) Johnson, Rochester, Bonnie J. (Hinson) and husband Richard Norman, Rochester, Brenda (Hinson) and husband Randy Hutchens, Rochester; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

His graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Weston Cemetery, Rennselaer, with Revs. Thomas Lovely and Jerry Pitman officiating. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. 


 

Dorothy Mae Stults

Feb. 17, 1922–June 9, 2005

Dorothy Mae STULTS, 83, formerly of Rochester, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday at her daughter’s residence in Demotte. Born on Feb. 17, 1922, in Macy, she was the daughter of Darius and Carrie Southerton Jenkins. On May 27, 1939, in Michigan City, she married Robert D. Stults. Mrs. Stults retired from Indiana Lawrence Bank. She was a member of Fulton County RSVP and St. John Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Stults, Demotte; daughter, L. Jeane Sheley, Demotte; son, Robert D. Stults Jr. and wife Terry, Pelzer, S.C.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon Jenkins, Selmer, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Jenkins; and son-in-law, Larry Sheley. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, wtih Pastor James Clark officiating. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Monday, June 13, 2005


 

Victor R. Bart

Victor R. BART, 83, formerly of 1220 Pontiac St., Rochester, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Ann Ford

Ann FORD, 90, Defiance, Ohio, and formerly of Rochester, died Sunday in Defiance, Ohio. 

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Wilma Irene Jones

Feb. 3, 1921–June 7, 2005

Wilma Irene JONES, 84, Rochester, died at 4:23 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born on Feb. 3, 1921, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Frank and Helen (Ewing) Sutherlin. On April 20, 1945, she married Aaron Franklin Jones. He preceded her in death  on Nov. 4, 1991. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Ellis, Parkersburg, W.Va.; one son, Mark Jones and wife Julie, Rochester; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one granddaughter, Linda Ellis.

Her funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, with the Rev. Rex Jones officiating. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial was at Putnamville Cemetery, Putnamville.


 

Travis Lee Nolen

April 21, 1980–June 12, 2005

Travis Lee NOLEN, 25, of 4481 N. Indiana 25, Rochester, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, due to an accident with a moped near his home.

Born on April 21, 1980, in Rochester, he was the son of Jack and Hannah Mitchell Nolen, who both survive. A 1998 Rochester Community High School graduate, he lived in the Rochester community his entire life.

He was an employee of Lawmaster Roofing Co., Elkhart. His passion was outdoor activities including fishing, boating, snowmobiling and dirt bikes. He was also a member of Huff & Stuff Bowling League and the NASCAR Summer League, both of Quick’s Lanes.

He is also survived by his fiancee, Melissa Nickell, Rochester; two daughters, Alyssa and Alexis Nolen, Rochester; two sisters, Paula Terry and husband Mike, Rochester, and Nicole Jones, Mexico; three brothers, Doug Nolen, Royal Center, Charles Nolen, Logansport, and Trent Nolen, Rochester; and his maternal grandmother, Miriam Drudge, Akron. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with the Rev. Robert George officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to his service Thursday at the funeral home.


 

Captain Rodney J. Shambarger

July 14, 1967–June 12, 2005

Captain Rodney J. SHAMBARGER, age 38, who resided at 12629 Apsley Lane, Carmel, formerly of Rochester, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin.

He was born on July 14, 1967, in Rochester, as the son of Mark G. and Darlene Bunnell Shambarger. He had lived most of his life in Rochester with the exception of the past 10 years when he resided in Carmel. He was married on August 14, 1983, in Rochester, to Karrie L. Moore, who survives him.

He was a graduate of Rochester High School in the class of 1985. He had attended Vincennes University where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He later attended Indiana University, South Bend Campus, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. 

He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Germany. After leaving the Army, he joined the Indiana National Guard where he had earned the rank of captain. He was a career man in the military for the past 20 years. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 152nd Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard. During his tenure with the Guard, he had served in Bosnia in 2002 and for a year in Iraq in 2003. In Iraq, he earned a coveted Bronze Star for heroic or meritorious achievement and a combat badge, while being assigned as the Delta Company Commander. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, both of Indianapolis.

He is survived by his wife, Karrie Shambarger, at home; mother and stepfather, Darlene Denton and husband Tim, of Rochester; a sister, Kendra Chudzynski and husband Dan, of Rochester; a brother, Mark E. Shambarger, of Indianapolis; a half brother, Shawn Shambarger, of Rochester; and a half sister, Nichole Weitzel, of Rochester; a stepsister, Jeni Moore and husband Brody, of Rochester; and a stepbrother, Jason Denton and wife Kristi, of Fulton; two nieces, Jaycee Denton, Fulton, and Kiley Dague, Rochester; and four nephews, John Denton, Fulton, Chandler Shambarger, Ryan Chudzynski and Bryce Weitzel, all of Rochester. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive along with many special friends. His father, Mark G. Shambarger, preceded him in death in 1983.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th Street, Rochester, with Rev. Jimmy Calhoun officiating. Interment with full military honors will be conducted at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery following his service. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday or one hour prior to his services on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to a Veterans Association charity in his memory.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


 

Victor R. Bart

Victor R. BART, 83, formerly of 1220 Pontiac St., died Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Bart, at home.

A private family service was held. Arrangements were by Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Ann Marie Ford

May 3, 1915–June 12, 2005

Ann Marie FORD, 90, of 215725 Oak Forest Drive, Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Rochester, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Sunday at Harborside Healthcare, Defiance, Ohio.

Born in Chicago, Ill., to William and Edna Mlinko Maglecic, she lived most of her life in the community after she came here from Chicago. On Nov. 13, 1946, in Rochester, she married Ernest R. Ford. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1984. Mrs. Ford had been employed at Rochester Metal Products, Hart Schaffner & Marx, the former Fulton County Homes, and the Evergreen Cafe, all of Rochester. She was a member of Rochester Church of God, the Eagles Lodge, Women of the Moose, VFW and American Legion Women’s auxiliaries, all of Rochester, RSVP of Rochester and Defiance, Ohio, and St. John United Church of Christ, Defiance, Ohio.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Coleman Bray and husband Dr. James, Defiance, Ohio, and Linda Floyd and husband David, Carmel; three grandchildren, Chris Coleman, McAllen, Texas, Wendy and Gary Folger, Washington, Ill., and Mason Floyd, Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Helen Mattison, Defiance, Ohio; and six stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Ford; her parents; one sister, Margaret Gordon; and three brothers, John, Ed and Arthur Gordon.

Her graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery with Rev.

David Dittman officiating. Friends may visit with the family from noon to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday

at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester.Tuesday, June 14,

2005


 

Captain Rodney J. Shambarger July 14, 1967–June 12, 2005

Captain Rodney J. SHAMBARGER, age 37, who resided at 12629 Apsley Lane, Carmel, formerly of Rochester, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin.

He was born on July 14, 1967, in Rochester, as the son of Mark G. and Darlene Bunnell Shambarger. He had lived most of his life in Rochester with the exception of the past 10 years when he resided in Carmel. He was married on August 14, 1993, in Rochester, to Karrie L. Moore, who survives him.

He was a graduate of Rochester High School in the class of 1985. He had attended Vincennes University where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He later attended Indiana University, South Bend Campus, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. 

He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Germany. After leaving the Army, he joined the Indiana National Guard where he had earned the rank of captain. He was a career man in the military for the past 20 years. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 152nd Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard. During his tenure with the Guard, he had served in Bosnia in 2002 and for a year in Iraq in 2003. In Iraq, he earned a coveted Bronze Star for heroic or meritorious achievement and a combat badge, while being assigned as the Delta Company Commander. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, both of Indianapolis.

He is survived by his wife, Karrie Shambarger, at home; mother and stepfather, Darlene Denton and husband Tim, of Rochester; a sister, Kendra Chudzynski and husband Dan, of Rochester; a brother, Mark E. Shambarger, of Indianapolis; a half brother, Shawn Shambarger, of Rochester; and a half sister, Nichole Weitzel, of Rochester; a stepsister, Jeni Moore and husband Brody, of Rochester; and a stepbrother, Jason Denton and wife Kristi, of Fulton; two nieces, Jaycee Denton, Fulton, and Kiley Dague, Rochester; and four nephews, John Denton, Fulton, Chandler Shambarger, Ryan Chudzynski and Bryce Weitzel, all of Rochester. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive along with many special friends. His father, Mark G. Shambarger, preceded him in death in 1983.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th Street, Rochester, with Rev. Jimmy Calhoun officiating. Interment with full military honors will be conducted at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery following his service. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday or one hour prior to his services on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to a Veterans Association charity in his memory.

Wedmesdau. June 15, 2005


 

Dean Ault

March 14, 1916–June 14, 2005

Dean AULT, 89, of 1409 Darlington Ave., Unit 15, Crawfordsville, formerly of the Athens area, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday at Williamsburg Health Care, Crawfordsville.

Born in Warroad, Minn., to Joseph O. and Mabel Iverson Ault, he married Freda Ballenger on Sept. 20, 1936, in Peru. She survives at home.

Mr. Ault worked at Studebaker, South Bend, for 21 years. He was also a meatcutter at Grissom Air Force Base, where he retired in 1981. He was a member of the Akron Church of God, Akron, and a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, who served in Germany as a military policeman.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Jill and husband Bill Stockwell, Crawfordsville; one granddaughter, Holly Stockwell Losee and husband Jack Losee, Saline, Mich.;

one grandson, Scott and wife Molly Stockwell, Crawfordsville; four great-grandchildren, Reuben Dean and John Losee, and Lee and Conner Stockwell; three sisters, Louise and husband Stan Teel, Rochester, Joanna and husband Ray Reyes, Leiters Ford, and Rosemary and husband Paul Davidson, Leiters Ford. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Joe Ault; one sister, June Hartman; and one daughter, Alys Doering.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. Burial is at Athens Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW and American Legion posts of Rochester. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God.


 

Billy Frost

Billy FROST, 89, Lake Station, died Monday at Fountainview Nursing Home, Portage. Survivors include his wife, Helen Frost, Lake Station; one son, Jim Frost and wife Debbie, Rochester.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart. Visitation is from 2

p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

Freddie Thomas Ogle

May 7, 1932–June 13, 2005

Freddie Thomas OGLE, 73, of 10421 E. 50 South, Akron, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Monday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room. His death was unexpected. Born in Denver to Earl and Irene Dillard Ogle, he married Janet S. Benedict on Dec. 4, 1954, in Denver. She survives at home.

Mr. Ogle was the co-owner of Ogle’s Standard Station in Akron for more than 30 years and was also manager of Franger Gas in Akron for 12 years. He attended Akron Church of God, was the Henry Township Trustee for several years, farmed, and did heating and air conditioning work. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and graduated from Akron High School in 1950, where he was a yearbook photographer. He was a substitute mail carrier for several years and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, going out to eat with friends, and also enjoyed caring for his orchard and garden. He formerly belonged to the Honda Goldwing Club in Warsaw.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Christa and husband Tom Holloway, Akron; two sons, Michael Ogle, Akron, and David and wife Teresa Ogle, Akron; five grandchildren, Brandt and Samantha Holloway, Angela Ogle and Luke Ogle, Matt and wife Amy Murphy; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert and wife Ellen Ogle, New Haven; one aunt, Elnora Krieg, Akron; and several cousins.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Akron Church of God with pastors Terry Canfield and Steve Fleck officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts of Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Memorials may be made to Akron Church of God.


 

Howard Reed

March 16, 1912–June 14, 2005

Howard REED, 93, of 7901 E. 400 North, Rochester, went home to glory to be with his wonderful Lord and Savior whom he loved and adored at 7 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. Born in Nappanee to Ira Clayton and Anna Irene Umbaugh Reed, he lived in this area since 1939, having come from Nappanee. On June 3, 1935, in Madison, he married Lucy May Miller. She  passed away on Nov. 20, 2003.

Mr. Reed and his wife farmed together for nearly 70 years. He was active many years in several area churches and most recently attended Talma Bible Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Marlene and husband Kenneth Bathrick, Rochester, Deloris and husband Charles Feldman, Rochester, Carolyn and husband Joel McElreath, Jerusalem, Israel, Janita and husband Scott Stinson, Kewanna, and Sharon and husband Robert Sterk, Macon, Ga.; 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter, Suzanne Walters; one brother, Marion Reed; and two sisters, Mary Holloway and Martha Holloway.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. Joel McElreath officiating. Burial is at Sycamore Cemetery, southwest of Mentone. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

Treva I. Ritenour

February 27, 1916–June 12, 2005

Treva I. RITENOUR, 89, of 15715 N. Michigan Road, Argos, died of natural causes in Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2005.

Born the daughter of George Allen and Florence M. Knepper Eizinger on February 27, 1916, in Tippecanoe, Treva graduated from Tippecanoe High School with the class of 1934.  Treva and Andrew H. Ritenour were married in Tippecanoe, on his birthday, February 16, 1938. Andy died on February 22, 1994.

A homemaker, Treva and her family moved from Tippecanoe to the Plymouth/Argos area in 1943. She was an active and talented woman. She wrote countless letters to neighbors who were in the military. Adept in needle work, she embroidered many lovely items for gifts. 

Treva and Andy, season ticket holders, were faithful supporters of Plymouth athletic teams, often taking their grandchildren to the games when they were very small. Treva attended sporting events well into her 80s. 

She always appreciated flowers, and always had an immaculate flower garden while living in the country. 

One of her biggest sources of enjoyment was coming into contact with children; she was always known to have Smarties candy in her purse.

An animal lover, Treva taught her parakeet to say, “Where’s Gary?” and “Frank’s down to Purdue!” She also had several Siamese cats named Bandit.

Treva is survived by three sons, two daughters and their spouses. Her sons are Gary and Margaret Ritenour, Atascadero, Calif.; Frank and Anita Ritenour, Santa Maria, Calif; and Brian and Joy Ritenour, Plymouth. Her daughters are Diane and Roy Swihart, Plymouth, and Judy and Jerry Salmon, Brownsburg.

Nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive, together with a sister, Donabelle and Don Pfeiffer, and a brother, Dale and Nanette Eizinger, all of Rochester.

Treva is also survived by family from her husband’s side: Russell and Mildred Ritenour, Etna Green, Jim Jackson, Fort Wayne, Kenneth and Marie Ritenour, Bourbon, Edith and Harold Hess, Plymouth, Edna and Merl Swihart, Plymouth.

Treva was preceded in death by her parents and her husband and by her brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Elmer and Virginia Ritenour, and Ruth Jackson.

A celebration of her life will be at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2005, and will continue after 7 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2005. Funeral services for Treva will be on Friday, June 17, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Gail Law, of the Inwood United Methodist Church, where Treva 

was a long-time member, will officiate. Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial gifts in Treva’s memory may be made to the Inwood United Methodist Church. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via www. Johnson-danielson.com.


 

Sue Ann (Walker) Smith

Sue Ann (Walker) SMITH, 65, South Bend, and formerly of Rochester, died at 10:30

p.m. Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Thursday, June16, 2005


 

Sue Ann Walker Smith

Jan. 13, 1940–June 14, 2005

Sue Ann Walker SMITH, 65, of 2621 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, a former Rochester resident, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in her residence.

Born Jan. 13, 1940, in Streator, Ill., to Cale B. and Mildred R. “Billye” (McConnell) Walker, her first marriage was to Dan Coffey on Dec. 23, 1967, in Rochester. Her second marriage was to Mark Smith, a Rochester High School classmate, on July 21, 2001, in South Bend.

Surviving with her husband are her mother, Billye Walker, Rochester; two daughters, Karen S. Coffey, Chicago, Colleen M. and husband Greg Ehrnstrom, Boulder, Colo.; one granddaughter, Kate Alexandra Ehrnstrom, Boulder, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Marlana Smith, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada; Erica Alvey, Bloomington; and two stepgrandchildren, Allen Banner and Sara Banner, both of Bloomington.

Also surviving are two sisters, Nancy and husband Rick Zimmerman, Rochester, and Mary Lou Leavell Bernett and husband Tom Bernett, Durham, N.C.; one brother, John and wife Carol Walker, Rochester; five nephews, one niece and three aunts. She was preceded in death by her father on June 6, 1990.

Sue retired as an assistant professor of communications at Ancilla College and formerly taught at Ivy Tech and Davenport University, both of South Bend. Also, Sue was a teaching nun for six years after entering the Victory Noll Convent, Huntington, in 1959. For several years, she was a reporter/photographer for several local newspapers in southwestern Michigan and adjoining areas in Indiana.

A 1958 Rochester High School graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola University and a master’s degree in communication from Western Michigan University. Among her many interests and hobbies were many rewarding experiences with her colleagues in the Beginning Experience organization of South Bend, watercolor painting, piano lessons at age 64 and digital photography. She was an astute student of cinema history, literature and classical music.

Her memorial service is 3 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home with Jack K. Overmyer presiding. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.


 

Barbara Kaye (Morgan) Wilson

Jan. 23, 1957–June 15, 2005 Barbara Kaye (Morgan) WILSON, 48, of 509 Madison St., Rochester, passed away at

12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, after being ill 13 years. She was born inSpringfield, Mass., to Stanley and DorothyMedved Morgan and was a 1975 graduate of Gwinn High School in Gwinn, Mich. For two years, she attended Indiana University South Bend to study teaching and was a media aide at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School. She loved her job and the kids at school loved her.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Wilson, Rochester; her parents, Stanley and Dorothy Morgan, Akron; three sisters, Ramona and husband Steve Mahoney, Becky and husband Ryan Murphy, and Beth and husband Steve Schoen, all of Rochester; four brothers, Dana and wife Cathy Morgan, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Gary Morgan, Akron, Patrick Morgan, Portland, Ore., and Eric Morgan, Rochester; eight nieces and nephews and three great-nieces.

Her funeral service is 4 p.m. Saturday at Faith Outreach Center, Rochester, with Pastor Daniel Mundt officiating. No graveside service will be held. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, and one hour prior to her service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Barbara Wilson Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Friday, June 17, 2005


 

Helen B. (Susits) Millow

Helen B. (Susits) Millow, 80, formerly of 308 Center St., Argos, died at 12:40 a.m. today at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Sue Ann Walker Smith

Jan. 13, 1940–June 14, 2005

Sue Ann Walker SMITH, 65, of 2621 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, a former Rochester resident, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in her residence.

Her memorial service is 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home with Jack K. Overmyer presiding. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.

Born Jan. 13, 1940, in Streator, Ill., to Cale B. and Mildred R. “Billye” (McConnell) Walker, her first marriage was to Dan Coffey on Dec. 23, 1967, in Rochester. Her second marriage was to Mark Smith, a Rochester High School classmate, on July 21, 2001, in South Bend.

Surviving with her husband are her mother, Billye Walker, Rochester; two daughters, Karen S. Coffey, Chicago, and Colleen M., and husband Greg Ehrnstrom, Boulder, Colo.; one granddaughter, Kate Alexandra Ehrnstrom, Boulder, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Marlana Smith, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada; Erica Alvey, Bloomington; and two stepgrandchildren, Allen Banner and Sara Banner, both of Bloomington.

Also surviving are two sisters, Nancy and husband Rick Zimmerman, Rochester, and Mary Lou Leavell Bernett and husband Tom Bernett, Durham, N.C.; one brother, John and wife Carol Walker, Rochester; five nephews, one niece and three aunts. She was preceded in death by her father on June 6, 1990.

Sue retired as an assistant professor of communications at Ancilla College and formerly taught at Ivy Tech and Davenport University, both of South Bend. Also, Sue was a teaching nun for six years after entering the Victory Noll Convent, Huntington, in 1959. For several years, she was a reporter/photographer for several local newspapers in southwestern Michigan and adjoining areas in Indiana.

A 1958 Rochester High School graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola University and a master’s degree in communication from Western Michigan University.

Among her many interests and hobbies were many rewarding experiences with her  colleagues in the Beginning Experience organization of South Bend, watercolor painting, piano lessons at age 64 and digital photography. She was an astute student of cinema history, literature and classical music.


 

Everett C. Tarr

Everett C. TARR, 87, of 1002 S. Main, Dunkirk, died Thursday at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Tarr, at home; three sons, Alfred D. Tarr, Hamilton, Wash., Gary F. Tarr, Portland, and Stanley D. Tarr, Kokomo; and one daughter, Rebecca Meade, Rochester.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.


 

Lydia J. Walters

Feb. 9, 1919–June 16, 2005

Lydia J. WALTERS, 86, Hickory Creek of Rochester, passed away at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek.

Born on Feb. 9, 1919, in East Falmouth, Mass., she was the daughter of Manuel and Jacinttia (Mello) Andrade. On April 9, 1955, at 1429 S. Madison St., Rochester, she married Norman Walters. He preceded her in death on Feb. 29, 2000.

Mrs. Walters was a homemaker, a one time Goodwill representative and she sold Bibles and religious items from her home. She attended Grace United Methodist Church and enjoyed crafts, being active with her Bible studies and singing.

Survivors include her brother, Alfred Andrade, Falmouth, Mass.; her sister, Bea Mello, Littleton, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and four sisters.

Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Hickory Creek of Rochester.


 

Barbara Kaye (Morgan) Wilson

Jan. 23, 1957–June 15, 2005 Barbara Kaye (Morgan) WILSON, 48, of 509 Madison St., Rochester, passed away at

12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, after being ill 13 years. She was born in Springfield, Mass., to Stanley and Dorothy Medved Morgan and was a 1975 graduate of Gwinn High School in Gwinn, Mich. For two years, she attended Indiana University South Bend to study teaching and was a media aide at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School. She loved her job and the kids at school loved her.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Wilson, Rochester; her parents, Stanley and Dorothy Morgan, Akron; three sisters, Ramona and husband Steve Mahoney, Becky and husband Ryan Murphy, and Beth and husband Steve Schoen, all of Rochester; four brothers, Dana and wife Cathy Morgan, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Gary Morgan, Akron, Patrick Morgan, Portland, Ore., and Eric Morgan, Rochester; eight nieces and nephews and three great-nieces.

Her funeral service is 4 p.m. Saturday at Faith Outreach Center, Rochester, with Pastor Daniel Mundt officiating. No graveside service will be held. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, and one hour prior to her service at  the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Barbara Wilson Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Satirday, June 18, 2005


 

Helen B. (Susits) Millow

Helen B. (SUSITS) MILLOW, 80, formerly of 308 Center St., Argos, died Friday at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Pantle, Hamlet; one son, John Susits, Argos; and one brother, Donald Jefferies, Plymoutth.

Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. To 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, June 20, 2005


 

Homer Carr

Dec. 10, 1920–June 18, 2005

Homer CARR, 84, of 37 N. 700 East, Rochester, a former Fulton County Sheriff, passed away at 10:49 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Born in Kewanna to Alonzo and Minnie Hendrickson Carr, he married Marianne S. Stephen on Oct. 29, 1949, in Rochester. She passed away on May 12, 1994.

Mr. Carr retired from farming in 1995. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Air Force. He flew 28 missions over Europe as engineer and gunner on B-29 bombers. He received the distinguished flying cross and air medals with three clusters and six oak leaves as a part of the Eighth Air Force 392 Bomber group.

He was very active in the Republican party for many years and was elected and served as the Fulton County Sheriff for two terms from 1966 through 1974. He was also elected as a member of the Fulton County Council and served two terms from 1992 through 2000.

Mr. Carr was a life member of the Moose Lodge, Indiana Sheriff Association, Fulton County Historical Society, Masonic Lodge of Rochester, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, and the VFW and American Legion posts of Rochester. He was a graduate of Akron High School.

Survivors include one daughter, Gale and husband Doug Beller, Rochester; one grandson, Anthony and wife Ann Smith, Grays Lake, Ill.; companion, Patsy Evans, Kewanna; one granddaughter, Marianne Lafayette; one great-granddaughter, Isabelle Smith; and one sister, Dorothy Bowen, Indianapolis. Preceded in death with his wife and parents are one daughter, Beth Knauff; two sisters, Donna Enyart and Marie Cordell; and three brothers, infant Donald, Oscar and Ralph Carr.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Rev. Phil Pratt officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery, West Third Street, Rochester, with military rites conducted at the cemetery by the American Legion and VFW posts of Rochester. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A Masonic Lodge service is 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home by the Masonic Lodge of Rochester. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society or the charity of one’s choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


 

Alice Faye Smith Gaerte

Jan. 25, 1942–June 18, 2005 Alice Faye Smith GAERTE, 63, of 615 Monroe St., Rochester, passed away at 12:40

a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend. Her health was failing since March of this year.

Born in Rochester to Sam C. and Hazel M. Sutton Smith, she lived her entire life in Fulton County. On March 14, 1964, in Akron, she married Earl Gaerte. He survives at home. Mrs. Gaerte worked for The Rochester Sentinel for 36 years in the circulation department. She also was on the board of directors of Gaerte Engines. She attended Akron High School and enjoyed bowling, reading and writing.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Brenda Gaerte, Rochester; one son, Joe Gaerte and wife Tina, Rochester; one stepgrandson, Michael Hill, Rochester; two sisters, Betty Little, Rochester, Violet Fisher and husband Roy, Rochester; her twin brother, Allen Ray Smith, Akron; and her special niece, Sandy Smythe, Tippecanoe. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard L. Smith.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Jim Howard of Word of Life Church, Logansport, officiating. Burial is at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to her service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

Charles Schoonover Jr.

Charles SCHOONOVER Jr., 93, formerly of 422 Michigan St., Argos, died at 10 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


 

Harold D. Showley

Harold D. SHOWLEY, 88, San Diego, Calif., and formerly of Kewanna, died at 12:43

p.m. Saturday at Scripts Hospital, Chula Vista, Calif. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Tuesday, June 21, 2003


 

Christina L. Diaz

Christina L. DIAZ, 43, of 8260 S. Pear St., Monterey, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver.


 

Raymond C. Flook

April 22, 1933–June 17, 2005

Raymond C. FLOOK, 72, of 100 E. Warren St., Peru, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Friday at Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus.

Born in Denver, Ind., to Ray and Lucille (Cole) Flook, he first married Edith E. (Pace) Groleau in 1952. She survives. His second marriage was to Lois A. (Gambrell) Flook on Aug. 24, 1973. She passed away on Feb. 21, 1998.

Mr. Flook was a sanitarian for Miami County from 1972-1998 and was the manager of Bill Monroe Music Park & Camp Ground, Bean Blossom. He was a member of the Gilead Masonic Lodge, VFW post of Peru, Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Co., American Legion of Wabash,  Indiana Environmental Healthcare Association, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonel. He retired from the Army and Air Force in 1969 and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include two sons, Gary R. Flook and wife Linda, Peru, Robert C. Flook and wife Kathleen, Rochester; four daughters, Mitzi D. Anderson and husband Andy, Columbus, Ga., Karen M. Lewis, Indianapolis, Valerie L. Tolley and husband Duane, Peru, and Amy R. Flook, Peru; 12 grandchildren, Lacy, Billy and Justin Anderson, Brian Flook, W.P. and Jeff Wolfe, Steve Howell, Jeremy, Jacob and Jichaela Flook, Toni Hoover and Samantha Tolley; three sisters, Annetta Hartzler Robinette, Wabash, Sharon Ballee, Wabash, Janice Bahney, Rochester; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois

A. Flook; one daughter, Julie Ann Flook; both parents; and one sister, Carolyn Baker.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Pastor Rick Tolley officiating. Burial is at Gilead Cemetery. A military committal service will be conducted there. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will follow. There will also be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, 5163 Indiana 135 North, Bean Blossom, IN 46160. Memorials may be made to Columbus Regional Hospital.


 

Charles A. Schoonover Jr.

Charles A. SCHOONOVER Jr., 93, formerly of 422 N. Michigan St., Argos, died Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. There are no survivors.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 

Harold Devon Showley

Nov. 26, 1916–June 18, 2005

Harold Devon SHOWLEY, 88, of 7521 Cowles North Blvd., San Diego, Calif., formerly of Rural Route 2, Kewanna, passed away at 12:43 p.m. PST Saturday at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Calif.

Born on Nov. 26, 1916, in Liberty Township near Fulton, he was the son of Alfred and Sadie Spotts Showley. He married Doveda Rouch on Feb. 20, 1937, in Fulton. She preceded him in death in April 1984. His second marriage was to Lois Lucille Rouse Williams on Dec. 27, 1984. She survives at home.

Mr. Showley lived in California since 1984 after he moved from his farm near Kewanna. He retired from farming in 1980 and was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. Church, the San Carlos United Methodist Church, San Diego, Calif., and a 21-year Board of Directors member of Fulton County REMC. He served on the State Board of Directors for Indiana State Wide for 15 years and was elected to two terms as a county councilman, Wayne Township trustee and served on the Wayne Township Advisory Board for two terms. He was also a Caston School Board member for several years and a member of the BPOE Lodge in Rochester and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Loretta Showley-Zeronik and husband Robert, Indianapolis; two sons, Larry Showley and wife Marti, and Lon Showley and wife Carolyn, all of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren, Deborah Millar, Melanie Ondek, Matthew Showley, all of California, and Andrew Zeronik of Indiana; and two great-grandchildren, Carissa Ann Ondek and Trinity Ondek, both of California; and one sister, Eldonna Wilson of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, four sisters and three brothers.

His funeral service is 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester. Burial is at Fulton Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to his service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fulton United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

William Lloyd Stiller

William Lloyd STILLER, 77, of 3112 Country Club Drive East, died at 3:48 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


 

Patricia A. Jenkins

Patricia A. JENKINS, 50, of 3257 Washington St., Kingston, Mich., died Sunday at Covenant Health Care Hospital, Saginaw, Mich. Survivors include two daughters, Becci Buskirk and Sara Jurado, both of Rochester; her father, Ross Jenkins, Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Kathy Knoll, Elkhart; and two brothers, Ross E. Jenkins Jr., South Bend, and Larry Kline, Elkhart. Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Elkhart. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Westbrook-Metz & Clouse Funeral Home, Elkhart, is in charge of arrangements.


 

William Lloyd Stiller

May 20, 1928–June 21, 2005

William Lloyd STILLER, age 77, of 3112 County Club Drive East, found peace and serenity as he passed through Earthly bondages to Heaven’s Gates, to be at home with the Lord, at

3:48 a.m. June 21, 2005, at Woodlawn Hospital. He was a patient for one day.

Born on May 20, 1928, in Hammond, he was the son of Fred and Gladys Hathaway Stiller. Both preceded him in death. He has lived here since 1950 when he moved from Hammond.  Bill graduated in 1946 from Hammond Tech High School, Hammond. On Oct. 26, 1946, in Hessville, he married Jean Dedelow. 

In 1950, they moved to the Rochester community where he opened the Rochester Heating Company. Later, Bill, an innovative, ambitious and creative entrepreneur, launched into a series of business adventures including the Norge Company. In 1963, he owned and operated the historical Colonial Hotel on the northwest shores of Lake Manitou.

In 1965, a new challenge beckoned him. With his passion for the game of golf and his desire to help the youth of the community, Bill created and developed the United States Junior Golf Academy, where play occurred on the Elks Club Golf Course. The U.S.J.G.A. was transferred in 1972 to the Swan Lake Golf Course in Plymouth.

For numerous years, Bill operated his family-run electrical wholesale business originally known as Fulton Engineering, now known as JKL Electric, located at 526 Main Street. With great pride, Bill renamed his company honoring his grandchildren, Jared, Kourtney and Lindsey. The company is now owned and managed by daughter and son-in-law, Sparkle and Rick Figlio.

Bill was a member of New Life Church, Rochester. He enjoyed traveling and attending auctions. Living on Lake Manitou was a relaxing aspect of Bill’s busy lifestyle. He was an avid fisherman and spent many evenings enjoying the serene setting sun over the sparkling waters.

Bill, a dedicated family man, was a loving husband, a proud father and a devoted  grandfather. Paramount in his life was his family. His greatest joys in life were when his family vacationed together and gathered to celebrate special events and holidays.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Stiller, at home; one daughter, Sparkle Figlio and husband Rick, Rochester; and three grandchildren, Jared Figlio, Kourtney Figlio and Lindsey Helstern, all of Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sandy Stiller Helstern in 1990; and a sister, Jane Bittner in 1974.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to this service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to New Life Church; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 23, 2005


 

Harold Devon Showley

The address of the late Harold Devon SHOWLEY and his wife Lois, who survives at home, is 132 Juniper Walk, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Showley, 88, died Saturday. His services were today.


 

Virgil ‘Paul’ Gordon

April 12, 1922–June 22, 2005

Virgil “Paul” GORDON, 83, of 516 W. Third St., Rochester, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Born on April 12, 1922, in Kewanna, he was the son of Eugene and Maude (Robbins) Gordon. On Nov. 20, 1943, in San Diego, Calif., he married Betty Castle.

Mr. Gordon retired from the Rochester Water Works as superintendent. He was a member of the Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars post, American Legion, Moose Lodge and had attended First Christian Church. He was a U.S. Marine paratrooper during World War II. He enjoyed gardening and working in his lawn.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Gordon, Rochester; sister, Donna Williams, Rochester; brothers, Robert “Bob” and wife Roseann Gordon, Walton, and Russell and wife Roberta Gordon, New Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Burial will take place in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. No service or visitation will be observed. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 24, 2005

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Saturday, June 25, 2005


 

Bonnie Jean Summers

Feb. 17, 1923 – June 24, 2005

Bonnie Jean SUMMERS, 82, 416 West 3rd St., Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester where she had been a resident since April 1, 2005. She had been in failing health since December.

Born to Charles W. and Edith Secor Zartman near Macy in Miami County, she married Howard Summers on Oct. 26, 1941, in Kokomo. He survives.

She lived most of her life in the Rochester area and was a press operator for Hart Schaffner & Marx until retiring in 1985. She was a 1941 graduate of Macy High School and was a member of First Christian Church of Rochester and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union. Her favorite past time was playing with her children and grandchildren and walking her dog “Summer Sidney,” a schnauzer.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Karen L. Waltz and husband Richard, Rochester, and Linda K. Migonis and husband Rich, Rochester; one son, Howard L. “Hawk” Summers and wife Julie, Akron; one sister, Mary Jane Herendeen, Rochester; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one step great-granddaughter; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Richard Waltz, in 1964.

Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 2 p.m. To 6 p.m. Suday or one hour prior to her service in the funeral home. Burial will be at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or to the church building fund.

The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, June 25, 2005


 

John C. Carvey

Mar. 9, 1916 - Jun. 22, 2005

John C. CARVEY, of Longboat Key, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana suddenly at home of heart failure on June 22.  He was born [to Errett and Bertha L. (Crouder) Carvey] on March 9, 1916 in Converse, Indiana; graduated from Culver Military Academy ‘34; from Columbia University ‘38, and from Indiana University School of Law ‘47.

He served on George Patton’s Third Army staff during WWII; retired from the Army Reserves as Colonel in 1967; practiced law in Indianapolis until retiring in 1996, and served as a commissioer on the Indiana Civil Rights Commission 1975-1983 including serving as the Chairman of the Commission.

Not one to retire, he served on the board of directors of Seaplace Association (Longboat Key, Florida) from 1993 to 2005 and was their President from 1999 to 2004.

Friends may call on Sunday, June 26, 2005 from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m. at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center -Broad Ripple.  A memorial service will be held at Northwood Christian Church on Monday June 27, 2005 at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy, Indiana on Tuesday June 28, 2005.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Northwood Christian Church, 4550 Central Avenue, Indianapolis 46205 or to Indiana University. He celebrated his 59th wedding anniversary with wife Carolla Jeanne (Flentke) earlier this year. He is survived by his wife, daughter Vicki (Bill) Morton; son John David (Catherine) Carvey; daughter Cynthia (Eric) Griffin, and six loving grandchildren Virginia Carvey, Kathleen Morton, Andrew Morton, Ashley Griffin, Angela Griffin, and Christopher Griffin.

Monday, June 27, 2005


 

Allen T. Glassburn

Allen T. GLASSBURN, 70, of 7072 N. Walnut St., Monterey, died Thursday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva B. Glassburn, Monterey; his childrens’ mother, Hannah L. Glassburn, Rochester; four sons, Loid J. Glassburn, Allen T. Glassburn II, Philip M. Glassburn, all of Rochester, and David C. Glassburn, Plymouth; and two daughters, Roselyn B. James, Plymouth; and Melody L. Smith, Rochester.

His funeral service is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Culver Bible Church, Culver. Visitation is from 4

p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Kevin I. McFatridge

Kevin I. McFATRIDGE, 35, of 1306 Monroe St., Rochester, formerly of Logansport, died Sunday in an automobile wreck on Indiana 14 at County Road 400 East. Arrangements are pending at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.


 

Rick J. Jackson

Rick J. JACKSON, 49, Scottsdale, Ariz., died June 12, 2005, after a brief illness. Arrangements for a life celebration are pending.


 

Nancy Crozier

Nancy CROZIER, 42, of 7400 E. 150 South, Akron, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Her brother, John Rucker, Akron, survives.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Akron Cemetery. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


 

Kevin Ira McFatridge

July 5, 1969–June 26, 2005

Kevin Ira McFATRIDGE, 35, of 1306 Monroe Street, Rochester, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday in an automobile accident on Indiana 14 at County Road 400 East in Rochester. Born on July 5, 1969, in Logansport, he was the son of Arthur L. McFatridge Sr. and Oneta L. Erwin McFatridge.

Mr. McFatridge was a machine operator at Fulton Industries in Rochester. He graduated from Logansport High School in 1988 and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Logansport. He enjoyed fishing, playing drums and music.

Survivors include his parents, Arthur L. McFatridge Sr. and wife Oneta L., Logansport; four brothers, Wayne McFatridge and wife Gina, Logansport, Steve McFatridge and wife Sally, California, Arthur McFatridge Jr. and wife Marie, Indianapolis, and Mitch McFatridge and wife Cathy, Illinois; two sisters, Vicky McFatridge and Wayne Couch, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Janice Moser and husband Tom, Arkansas; along with several nieces and nephews. His funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Rev. Donna Glazier officiating. Burial is at Hopewell Cemetery, Deer Creek. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8

p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


 

Christina L. Diaz

Christina L. DIAZ, 43, of 8260 S. Pear St., Monterey, died June 21 at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Diaz, Monterey; five daughters, Stephanie Cartwright, Culver, Melissa Cartwright, North Judson, Whitney Banfield, Nicolette Banfield and Madisen Diaz, all of Monterey; her mother, Patricia A. Dixon, Knox; one brother, Eric Dixon, Beloit, Wis.; and one sister, Valorie Mendiola, Knox.

Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


 

Darlene Greenawalt

Darlene GREENAWALT, 66, Kewanna, died Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.

Survivors include two sons, David Farrar and Todd Farrar, Kewanna; two daughters, Kathy Swisher, Mokena, Ill., and Laura Rasmussen, Iowa City, Iowa; her father, Earl Griffin; and one brother, Gerald Greenawalt Crete, Ill.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher, Ill. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 30, 2005


 

Robert Honkomp

Robert HONKOMP, 63, Tippecanoe, died at 8:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Hazel E. Worthen

Hazel WORTHEN, 89, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, formerly of Yellow Creek Lake, Claypool, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at the retirement community. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Friday, July 1, 2005


 

Mildred E. Good

March 29, 1925–June 30, 2005

Mildred E. GOOD, 80, Kewanna, passed away at 8:13 a.m. Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Born on March 29, 1925, in Pulaski County to Earl and Gurtha Plotner Phillips, she married Clement Good on Feb. 23, 1947, in Pulaski.

Mrs. Good was a retired Culver Military Academy housekeeper. She was a member of Church of Christ, Kewanna, and enjoyed working outdoors with her flowers. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1943.

Survivors include her husband, Clement Good, at home; two sons, Marvin Good, Cherokee, Iowa, and Gordon Good and wife Bonnie, Rochester; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Cliff Gano officiating. Burial is at Moon Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 4

p.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday until the time of her service. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Church of Christ Mission Fund.


 

Robert Lee ‘Moke’ Honkomp

April 2, 1942–June 30, 2005

Robert Lee “Moke” HONKOMP, 63, of 7961 N. Tippecanoe Shores, Tippecanoe, passed away due to illness at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born in Knox to Bernard Honkomp Sr. and Mary Norris Honkomp, he lived most of his life in this area. On May 20, 2000, he married Marcia Tabler in Rochester.

Mr. Honkomp retired in 1997 from Lau Industries, Rochester. He was a member of UAW No. 947, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1343 of Rochester, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking. He created many custom projects. He was also a ringmaker and made jewelry for family and special friends.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia Honkomp, at home; his mother, Mary Honkomp, Nyona Lake; two daughters, Tracy Cox and husband Dennis, Rochester, and Nella Honkomp and companion Ross Thomas, Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons, Todd Honkomp and Ben Honkomp, both of Rochester; three grandchildren, Brandon Cox, Chelsi Cox and Haley Honkomp, all of Rochester; four sisters, Nancy Dell and husband Bob, Rochester, Linda Haeck, Leesburg, Fla., Reba Derryberry and husband Dennis, Akron, and Pam Ege and husband Lee, Akron; seven brothers, Bernard Honkomp and wife Reba, Peru, Richard Geller and wife Paulette, Monterey, Pete Geller, Monterey, George Geller and wife Bev, Rochester, John Honkomp and companion Becky McGee, Rochester, Bill Geller and wife Lori, Knox, and Raymond Norris and wife Sherry, Nyona Lake. He was preceded in death by his father, Ben, in 1992 and uncle, George Barnett, in 2002.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, with Raymond Norris officiating. Burial is at Shideler Cemetery, near Logansport, with military graveside rites conducted by Logansport VFW Post No. 3790. Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday or one hour prior to his service at the funeral home Sunday.


 

Hazel E. Worthen

Sept. 18, 1915–June 29, 2005

Hazel E. WORTHEN, 89, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, formerly of Yellow Creek Lake, Claypool, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Born in Defiance County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Arnold and Elizabeth Memmer Ashbacher. She first married Walter Briles Jr., who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Richard Worthen, who died Jan. 7, 1983.

Mrs. Worthen was a homemaker and had been a cook at Burket Elementary School. She also had been co-owner and operator of Dick & Hazel’s Resort, Yellow Creek Lake, Claypool, with her late husband for more than 30 years. She was also a beautician, a member of Center United Methodist Church, Silver Lake, and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 277, Fairmount.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie and husband Tom Holloway, and Bernadean and husband Larry Howard, all of Akron; one son, James and wife Vicki Worthen, Loveland, Colo.; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Thomas Craig officiating. Burial is at Park Cemetery, Fairmount. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to United We Stand Ministries or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Saturday, July 2, 2005

None

Monday, July 4, 2005

No paper - hiliday

Tuesday,July 5, 2005


 

Betty Jo Johnston

March 4, 1938–July 1, 2005

Betty Jo JOHNSTON, 67, of 500 Davis Road, Logansport, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born in Logansport to Clarence Earl and Elmina May Stout Groninger, she married William M. “Bill” Johnston Sr. on March 4, 1956, in Young America.

Betty Jo was a homemaker and a member of Spring Creek Christian Church. She was a 1955 graduate of Logansport High School. She enjoyed her cats, coffee time with her sisters and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Betty was also an avid collector of angels and music boxes.

Survivors include her husband, William M. “Bill” Johnston Sr., Logansport; two sons, William M. Johnston Jr. and wife Jennifer, Peru, and Ward Scott Johnston and wife Selena, Rochester; three sisters, Dorothy Garrison, Lafayette, Jean Shepard, Logansport, and Nancy Grable and husband Ronnie, Logansport; five grandchildren, Becky Smith, Stephanie Marbach, Alicia Johnston, William Wesley Johnston and Harry Blake Johnston; three great-grandchildren, Cory Smith, Ezra Bellanca and Austin Marbach; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Terry Groninger, and two sisters, Maryan Ropp and Barbara Groninger.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Rev. Jim Sparks and Rev. Denny Ropp officiating. Burial is at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.


 

Robert D. Stults

Sept. 1, 1917–July 3, 2005

Robert D. STULTS, 87, DeMotte, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at his daughter’s residence in DeMotte.

Born on Sept. 1, 1917, in Argos, he was the son of Daniel and Vada (Kamp) Stults. On May 27, 1939, in Michigan City, he married Dorothy Jenkins. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2005.

Mr. Stults retired as a supervisor for Brown Company of Kalamazoo, Mich. He attended St. John Lutheran Church and was a member of the NRA.

Survivors include his daughter, L. Jeane Sheley, DeMotte; one son, Robert D. and wife Terri Stults Jr., Pelzer, S.C.; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Bachman, Plymouth, Mildred Craig and husband Bob, Florida; one brother, William Stults, Chattanooga, Tenn. Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Elmer Stults; and son-in-law, Larry Sheley.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor James Clark officiating. Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Memorials may be made to Jasper County Hospice.


 

Jan Thacker

Nov. 14, 1941–July 1, 2005

Jan THACKER, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend residing at 5705 E. 250 South, Rochester, passed away Friday, July 1, at 11:50 p.m. after a courageous battle with cancer for a year and a half . She was born on Nov. 14, 1941, to Clarence and Evelyn Null.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Richard D. Thacker Sr. and by three sisters and two brothers, Judy (Jerry) Graddy of Fort Myers, Fla., Teresa Null (Joe Swift) of Elkhart, Sue Whiteman (Jon Good) of Plymouth, Jack Null and Dell Null of Tippecanoe; three sons and one daughter, Richard (Kaye) Thacker Jr. of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, Jon (Kandy) Thacker of Argos, Otis (Bethany) Thacker of Girard, Ohio, and Sonja (Tony) McCan of Plymouth; 11 grandchildren, Andy, Jonathon and Richard Thacker III, Samantha and Jordan Scheetz, Cameron and Kieran Rogue McCan, Larissa and Kassi Hensley, Jaden Thacker and Reuben Thacker. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, James “Sonny” Null, and a grandson, Aaron Thacker.

Jan attended church at Argos United Methodist Church. She attended Michiana College where she received a diploma in medical assisting. Jan was also a volunteer for the Tippecanoe EMS for several years. She enjoyed substitute teaching, deer hunting, camping, art work, her dog “Sparky” and spending time with her family.

Her memorial service is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ, located on North Michigan Street in Argos. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jan was a unique individual, full of life and personality. Jan didn’t know a stranger and was a beloved friend to many. She had a soft spot for those less fortunate and had a big heart. Jan’s creativity, sense of humor, wit, charm and loving presence will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,

I’d climb right up to Heaven, and bring you home again.

Wednesday, July 6, 2005


 

Wilbur Enyart

Wilbur ENYART, 91, Life Care Center, Rochester, died at 8:25 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


 

Geraldine E. Robbins

Geraldine E. ROBBINS, 89, Abilene, Texas, and formerly of San Antonio, Texas, and Kewanna, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday in Abilene, Texas. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

Thursday, July 7, 2005


 

Wilbur Andrew Enyart

June 7, 1914–July 6, 2005

Wilbur Andrew ENYART, 91, formerly of 1300 Wabash Ave., Rochester, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday at LifeCare Center of Rochester, where he was a patient since January.

Born in Fulton County to Charles “Tom” and Angie E. Conn Enyart, he lived most of his life in the Fulton County area with the exception of a couple years when he resided in the Argos area of Marshall County, and the Gilead community in Miami County. He married Phyllis Kathrine Mathias on April 25, 1943, in the Green Oak community of Fulton County. She preceded him in death on March 13, 1994. He later married Goldys Leavell, who also preceded him in death.

Mr. Enyart was a farmer and retired from the Fulton-Marshall Farm Bureau Co-Op, Rochester. He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, where he taught Sunday School classes and served on several committees. He loved music and sang for various church choirs over the years. He was also an active member with Gideons International.

Survivors include one daughter, Nelda Mikesell and husband Clifford, Rochester; two granddaughters, Nelann Kay Kaluf and husband Shawn, Brookston, and Sarah Ruth Mikesell, Rochester; one grandson, Luke Andrew Mikesell and wife Sarah, Rochester; three great-grandchildren, Joshua Paul and Hannah Joy Kaluf, Brookston, and Cole Andrew Mikesell, Rochester; three sisters, Arabelle Enyart, Sebring, Fla., Ruth Black, Kokomo, and Maxine Elliott and husband Van, El Cajon, Calif.; one brother, Robert Enyart and wife Esther, Denver, Colo.; several nieces and nephews; one stepdaughter, Betty Yeakley and husband David; and two stepsons, David Leavell and wife Pat and Mitchell Leavell and wife Dorothy. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; a son, David E. Enyart; and a daughter, Carol Jean Enyart in infancy.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, with Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial is at Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Indiana 14 West, Rochester, or one hour prior to his service Monday in the church. Memorials may be made in his memory to Grace United Methodist Church.


 

Pearl O. Horn

Pearl O. HORN, 92, Canterbury Nursing and Rehab, Fort Wayne, and formerly of Mentone, died at 8:05 a.m. today at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Geraldine E. Robbins

Dec. 15, 1916–July 4, 2005

Geraldine E. ROBBINS, 88, Abilene, Texas, and formerly of Kewanna, Ind., and San Antonio, Texas, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, Texas.

Born on Dec. 15, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of William M. Gray and Blanche Frey. On June 5, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., she married Clarence H. Robbins. He preceded her in death on May 22, 1976.

She was a retired nursery attendant with Alamo Heights Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas, where she was a former member. She loved to crochet and sew.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean Lilly, Abilene, Texas, Judy Maes, Vancouver, Wash., and Linda Lind, Abilene, Texas; two sons, Kenneth Robbins, Logansport, and Larry

Robbins, Longview, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-granddaughters; one brother, George Riha, Chicago, Ill.; and one sister, Catherine Taylor, San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by two sons and two brothers.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna chapel, with the Rev. David Webb officiating. Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p .m. today and after 8 a.m. Friday until the service. Memorials may be made to Indiana Organ Procurement Organization.

Friday, July 8, 2005


 

Pearl O. Horn

Dec. 29, 1912–July 7, 2005

Pearl O. HORN, 92, Canterbury Nursing & Rehab, 2827 Northgate Blvd., Fort Wayne, and formerly of Mentone, died at 8:05 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born in Akron to Charles Lester Davis and Myrtle Bemenderfer Davis, she moved to the Mentone area when she was 5 years old.

On Dec. 2, 1936, she married Howard G. Horn in Bourbon. He died Oct. 12, 1981. She was a homemaker and volunteer for 50 years for the Red Cross.

She was a member of Mentone Church of Christ, Mentone Mothers of World War II, Senior Citizens of Mentone, the original Home Economics Club of Mentone and a former member of the Scrambled Egg Symphony Band, Mentone. In 1974 she received the Jane Award for Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers. The town of Mentone also named a street Pearl in her honor.

She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn and husband Michael Colbert, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Jody Horn, in 1964; one son, Lester G. Horn, in 1993; one sister, Orpha Leedy; and three brothers, Earl, Emory and Harry Davis.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Billy Steele and Keith Besson officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 9, 2005


 

Katherine Minix

Katherine MINIX, 71, of 6039 Aspen Lane, Rochester, died Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Survivors include three sons, Paul Minix, Dunnellon, Fla., Mark Minix and Larry Minix, boh of Rochster; four daughters, Pam Minix, Kewanna, Eleanor Frakes, Winamac, Patty Smith, Logansport, and Joann Minix, Rochester; one brother, Dan Bailey, Winmac; and two sisters, Gearldean Craft, San Pierre, and Charlotte Bolen, Knox.

Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m today at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox.  Visitation

begins at 11 a.m today at the funeral home.

Monday, July 11, 2005


 

Jeremiah L. VanDusen

Jeremiah L. VanDUSEN, 22, 410 N. Franklin St., Mentone, died Friday in a Marshall County auto accident.

Survivors include his mother, Tina R. VanDusen, Mentone; his father, Leroy VanDusen, Alabama; one son, Elijah, at home; one half sister, Tia VanDusen Cox, Columbia City; two brothers, Joshua VanDusen, Fort Wayne, and Nathan VanDusen, Mentone.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mentone Cemetery. Visita-tion will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


 

Annabel (Durbin) Knepp

Annabel (Durbin) KNEPP, 100, South Bend, and formerly of Grass Creek and Fulton, died Monday.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, South Bend. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.


 

Lova Katherine Powell

July 17, 1912–July 11, 2005

Lova Katherine POWELL, 92, Rochester, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born on July 17, 1912, in Macy, she was the daughter of Franklin D. and Maude E. (Zartman) Musselman. On Dec. 16, 1933, in Rochester, she married Ronald Powell. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 2004.

Mrs. Powell was a homemaker and worked for the former Adler’s Dress Shop and Blumenthal’s Dress Shop in Rochester. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a Grey Lady at Woodlawn Hospital, and a member of the Kappa Delta Phi sorority. Known for her upbeat, uplifting positive attitude and fondness toward people, she enjoyed music, dancing, sewing for her family, cooking, especially making desserts, crochet, belonging to various card clubs, playing euchre and bridge and was an avid reader.

Survivors include her daughters, Jaren Gentile and Judy and husband Ivan Klobucher, all of Rochester; grandchildren, Ronald Gentile, Palo Alto, Calif., Kevin Gentile, Superior, Colo., and Kristen Stebbins, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home,

Rochester, with the Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County or Grace United Methodist Church. Wednesday, July 13, 2005


 

Arabelle Enyart

May 21, 1916–July 9, 2005

Arabelle ENYART, 89, former Fulton County resident, passed away Saturday, July 9, in Sebring, Florida.

She was born May 21, 1916, to Charles Thomas and Angeline Enyart. She attended school at Fulton and graduated from Argos High School in 1933. After graduating from Indiana Central College she taught elementary school in Argos and Fulton.

After 37 years as a missionary in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, West Africa, and several years working in the mission office in the U.S., she moved to the mission’s retirement community in Sebring, Florida.

In retirement she was very active in her church, teaching children’s classes and playing the piano for worship services.

Survivors are one brother, Robert, Denver, Colo., and two sisters, Ruth Black, Kokomo, and Maxine Elliott, San Diego, Calif., and nieces, nephews and cousins. Her parents and her brother, Wilbur Enyart, preceded her in death.

Her funeral service is Saturday, July 16, in Sebring, Florida.

Memorials may be made in her name to the mission in which she served: SIM, P.O. Box 7900, Charlotte, NC 28241.


 

Elsie N. Henderson

March 4, 1915–July 11, 2005

Elsie N. HENDERSON, a former resident of Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth, died of natural causes at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Americare Living Center, Anderson, where she lived since November 2004. Elsie was 90 years old.

She had previously lived in Hammond from 1935 until 1966 and in Rochester from 1966 until she moved to Plymouth.

Elsie was born in Kramer on March 4, 1915, as the daughter of Archie Edward and Nellie

L. Carswell Hartz. She attended Kramer Community schools. On Aug. 6, 1935, in Hammond, Elsie and Harold C. Henderson Sr. were married. Harold died on April 27, 1973. A homemaker, she enjoyed reading, embroidery and knitting and attended Southside Church of God in South Bend.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen M. Caudles and husband Roger, Middletown, Ohio; four sons, Robert A. Henderson and wife Sherri, Azle, Texas, Michael Henderson and wife Alvina, River Heights, Utah, Harold C. Henderson Jr. and wife Sandy, Dayton, Ohio, and Daniel

W. Henderson and wife Marcia, Bloomington; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, two daughters and a son. They are Bonna M. Toth, Lona Howdeshell and William Henderson.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Greg Crump, pastor of Southside Church of God, officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Friends will be welcomed by the family to share in the celebration of Elsie’s long life from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials in Elsie’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Letters of condolence and sharing of memories may be sent to the family via: www.johnson-danielson.com.


 

AnnaBelle Knepp

Dec. 19, 1904–July 11, 2005

AnnaBelle KNEPP, age 100, residing on East Bowman Street, South Bend, passed away at 11:22 a.m. July 11, 2005, in the residence of her daughter-in-law, Ardith Knepp. AnnaBelle was born on Dec. 19, 1904, in Rossville, Ill., to Amos Tecumseh and AnnaBelle (Donley) Durbin.

AnnaBelle attended Pleasant Hill School, a one-room schoolhouse, where she was one of two students for her first and second grades. The first desk she enjoyed came when she attended Fulton County School beginning her third grade through eighth grade. In 1920 AnnaBelle entered Grass Creek High School, where she graduated on April 7, 1923.

On June 21, 1926, as AnnaBelle Durbin, she married Paul Knepp. After 35 years of marriage, Paul preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1961. AnnaBelle and Paul bought their first home on East Bowman Street in South Bend, where AnnaBelle still owned the house 71 years later until her death. Also preceding in death were: her son, Donald Eugene Knepp, on August 14, 1986; her grandson, Stephen Knepp, on July 16, 2002; and her sister and four brothers, Opal Sherrard in 1992, Faye Durbin 1977, Merl Durbin 1980, Cyrus Durbin 1987 and Thomas Durbin 1995.

In 1943, AnnaBelle began work at Ball Band (Uniroyal) in Mishawaka and worked there for the next 25 years, retiring April 26, 1968. At the age of 65, AnnaBelle joined Knepp Studio, where she mounted slides, dried prints and made deliveries until 1990. Not one to sit around, AnnaBelle traveled to Australia and New Zealand in 1980 without any international incident! On December 19, 2004, in the Great Hall at Century Center in downtown South Bend, she celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family.

AnnaBelle is survived by her daughter-in-law, Ardith Knepp; by her two grandsons, Greg Knepp of South Bend, and Kevin (Stephanie) Knepp of South Bend; and by her granddaughter, Nancy Knepp of Mishawaka. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Chrystal (Johnnie) Steen, Alan (Danella) Knepp, Kevin II, David (Kelly) Holt, Lisa (Dan) Verda, Betina (Jamie) Burke, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., with the Rev. Ervin Mize officiating. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Thursday, July 14, 2005


 

Anthony D. Bellamy

Anthony D. BELLAMY, 31, Warsaw, died at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Douglas A. York

Douglas A. YORK, 61, Fort Wayne, son of John W. York, Akron, died at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Friday, July 15, 2005


 

Anthony D. Bellamy

Anthony D. BELLAMY, 31, 310 A. S. Indiana St., Warsaw, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his parents, Glenn and Barbara Bellamy, Warsaw; and three brothers, Michael Bellamy, Dayton, Ohio, Charles Bellamy, Nashville, Tenn., and William Bellamy, Williamsport.

His service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mentone Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1

p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Everett Besson

Everett BESSON, 84, of 2829 S. 950 West, Mentone, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


 

Gene Moss

May 2, 1941–July 13, 2005

Gene MOSS, 64, of 2019 N. State Road 17, Logansport, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Community Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Born in Miami County to Carl David and Zella Ulerick Moss, he married Carol I. Williamson on June 19, 1960, in Metea.

Gene was the owner and operator of Moss Fertilizer Service Inc. of Twelve Mile. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 60, Elks Lodge Post No. 66, Rochester Moose Lodge and Past President of the Indiana Plant Food Association. He enjoyed flying, playing golf and running the family business. Gene was a 1959 graduate of Metea High School.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Moss, Logansport; three sons, Steve Moss, Twelve Mile, Brad Moss and wife Teresa, Battleground, and Curt Moss and wife Karen, Twelve Mile; his mother, Zella Moss, Logansport; one sister, Betty Klein and husband Dick, Logansport; one brother, Dick Moss and wife Jan, Peru; nine grandchildren, Brandon and Mariah Moss, Brooke Hughes, Kyle and Kendra Huff, Sarah Moss, Kelsey and Corey Moss and Matt Bohm; and two great-grandchildren, Lili and Tyler Hughes.

His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial is at Metea Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


 

Douglas A. York

May 9, 1944–July 13, 2005

Douglas A. YORK, 61, of 623 Ridgewood Drive, Fort Wayne, passed away at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday of three-year illness at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, where he was hospitalized one day.

Born in Burbank, Calif., to John Walter and Virginia Pike York, he married Linda D. Crockett on June 30, 1968, in Akron. She survives at home.

Mr. York had been in the computer business and was a member of Akron United Methodist Church. He graduated from Akron High School in 1963. He was a grandson of D. A. Pike.

Survivors include his wife, Linda York, Fort Wayne; one son, Dana A. York, McNeil, Miss.; his father, John Walter York, Akron; one sister, Pamela Y. Melcher, Akron; one brother in-law, Jack and wife Shirley Fetrow, North Manchester; and two granddaughters, Kayla and Leah York.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Akron United Methodist Church, Akron, with Pastor Kent Harting officiating. Burial is at Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Cancer Society of Allen County. Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Max I. Zabst

Max I. ZABST, 83, Angola, died Tuesday.

Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 16, 2005


 

Everett Besson

March 25,1921 - July 14, 2005

Everett BESSON, 84, of 2829 S. 950 West, Mentone, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Born in Kosciusko County to Charles W. And Bertha

M. Schilling Besson on March 25, 1921, he married Fern E. Rans on May 24, 1941 in Mentone. She preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2004.

Everett was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mentone.  He was a trustee for the church, former Tippecanoe Valley School Board member, former director of the Mentone Co-op Association and was formerly on the Kosciusko County REMC board of directors.  He graduated from Mentone High School in 1938.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet and husband Tom Tucker, Mentone; Judy Bowerman, West Lafayette; three grandchildren, Jeff Bowerman, West Lafayette; Chris and wife Liza Tucker, Clunette; Julianna and husband Jay Dunnuck, Winona Lake; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Paul and wife Pat Besson, Warsaw.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Eaton; and four brothers, John, Dale, Earl and Wayne Besson.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m Monday, July 18, 2005, at King Memorial Home in Mentone with Pastor Michael Wilhite officiating.  Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery. Viritation will be p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial donations may be made to Mentone First Baptist Church.

Monday, July 18, 2005


 

Goldie E. Barlow

Goldie E. BARLOW, 85, of 14400 Juniper Road, Argos, died Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Barlow, at home; two daughters, Priscilla