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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1943

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

1943

Monday January 4, 1943

Funeral services for Miss Fannie A. THOMAS, 63, former Fulton county nurse, were held Monday afternoon one o'clock at the Rochester Christian church. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Cass County, Ind. Miss Thomas passed away Friday morning 7:30 o'clock at the Lakeview Hospital, Danville, Ill, where she had resided for some time.
The deceased spent several years in Rochester where she servied as county nurse and during this period she made a host of friends throughout Rochester and the surrounding community.
Fannie Adelaide THOMAS was born March 28th, 1879, in Tipton Township, Cass County, Indiana. Her parents were William and Sallie CLARY THOMAS. A graduate nurse, she received her training at Epworth Hospital at South Bend. She served as county nurse for St. Joseph county for a number of years. She was also associated with the State Board of Health in child hygiene work with headquarters in Indianapolis. Miss Thomas was a member of the Rochester Christian church and was an active worker in that religious organization during her residency in this city.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carol NICHOLS, of Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Agnes GRANT, of Logansport; a nephew, Robert GRANT, of Logansport; a niece, Elizabeth HANSEN, of Danville, Ill., and an uncle, John THOMAS, of Logansport.

William E. MINNIX, 76, Bethlehem township resident, died at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, three miles south of Fulton following an illness of ten days from diabetes.
Born October 29, 1866 in Roanoke County, Va., he was the son of Henry and Mary MINNIX. He was married to Sarah E. GRICE on March 12, 1890. He moved to Bethlehem township about 12 years ago from Peru.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. John BAILEY, Peru, and Mrs. Floyd SHAFER, Denver; three brothers, Sylvester [MINNIX], Salem, Va.; Ferdinand [MINNIX], Roanoka, Va.; and George [MINNIX], Elkhart, Ind.; one half-sister, Mrs. Virginia HUDDLESTON, Roanoke, Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was a member of the Peru I.O.O.F. lodge and the Peru. L.O.O.M. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence with interment in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. The body was returned to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Joseph BIBLER, 56, who died at her home in Plymouth on New Year's Day after an illness of three and one-half years.

The deceased was born in Wingate, Ind., on October 26, 1886, and moved to Lafayette and then to Plymouth. Her husband was chief of the Rochester fire department for a number of years.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. George HOLLINSHEAD, of Plymouth; six sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Bibler was a member of the United Brethren church. Mrs. Russell PARKER, Mrs. Dale BRILES and Mrs. Alta WIRT, all of this city, are sisters of Joseph Bibler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon in the Evangelical Reformed church in Plymouth with the Rev. Garl BEAVER officiating. Burial was in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Jacob EBER, 70, life-long resident of Henry township, passed away 9:50 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of his son, Lester EBER, in Akron.. Mr. Eber's home was located two and a half miles east of Akron. The deceased had been in ill health for the past several weeks and on Christmas day was removed from Woodlawn hospital to his son's home.
Mr. Eber was born April 7th, 1872, at the old Eber homestead which is located five and a half miles southeast of Akron. His parents were Phillip and Elizabeth EBER. Mrs. Eber's maiden name was Miss Wady COFFING. The deceased followed the occupation of farming.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Lester, of Akron, and Willis Vernon [EBER], of Kewanna; two grandchildren, Lester [EBER], Jr., and Helen [EBER]; five brothers, George [EBER], of Alberta, Canada; Alvin [EBER], of Aurora, Ill.; Homer [EBER], of Marion, Ohio; Clarence [EBER], of Rochester; John [EBER], of Akron; and three sisters, Mrs. Clara HATFIELD, of Akron; Mrs. Lloyd SHRADER, of Wabash, and Mrs. Bertha DRUDGE, of Silver Lake.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Brethren church in Akron. Rev. Levi HILL, assisted by Rev. William OVERHOLTSER, will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

John George ZECHIEL, 89, passed away Saturday morning at the home of his son, Jesse [ZECHIEL], who resides six miles southeast of Culver. Mr. Zechiel who retired from farming a number of yeas ago had a host of friends throughout Fulton and Marshall counties. He was a member of the Culver Evangelical church.
Survivors are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Cora MOORE, of Akron; two sons, Jesse and Oscar [ZECHIEL], of near Culver; two brothers, a sister, 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Culver Evangelical church, Monday afternoon, with the Rev. E. O. MAST officiating. Interment was made in the Culver cemetery.

Tuesday, January 5, 1943

Ethel Maxine [PERDUE], eight year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry O. PERDUE, of this city, died at six o'clock yesterday morning at the Fort Wayne State Hospital where she had been a patient for the past year. The child had been ill for some time and fell on Christmas eve fracturing her leg, later developing bronchial pneumonia.
Ethel was born in Rochester on August 31, 1934. She is survived by her parents; three sisters, Audrey [PERDUE], Edna [PERDUE] and Donna Zetta [PERDUE]; one brother, James [PERDUE], all at home; the grandparents, Mrs. S. T. PERDUE and Mr. and Mrs. L. F. ALTICE, of Roanoke, Va.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. E. B. MOSS of the Nazarene church will officiate. Burial will be at the Citizens cemetery. The body was returned to the home at 4:30 this afternoon.

Mrs. H. O. ODEN, of near Rochester, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Grace TRIPEER, of Indianapolis. Mrs. Tripeer passed away at the home of her daughter in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Tripeer spent her summers at Lake Manitou for the past several years in her cottage east of the Colonial Hotel, and had a host of friends in and near Rochester.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Indianapolis.

Wednesday, January 6, 1943

Mrs. Cleo E. WILDERMUTH, 52, died at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday night at her home, four miles northwest of Fulton after a week's illness.
The deceased was born on October 1, 1890, the daughter of Edward and Amelia GOSS. She was married to Floyd WILDERMUTH on November 30, 1911. Mrs. Wildermuth was a lifetime resident of the Fulton community. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
The survivors are: the husband; one son, Howard [WILDERMUTH]; a brother, Herschel GOSS, both of Fulton; and a sister, Mrs. Clara CARR, of Arcadia, Calif.
Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence, where friends may call. The Rev. Stacy SHAW will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery. The body was returned to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home.

Friday, January 8, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. Melvina COX, 77, of Argos, who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nona SHAW, of Escanaba, Mich., were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
Mrs. Cox had been an invalid for a couple of years and was seriously ill for two days before her death. She was born on March 30, 1865, near Argos, and spent almost her entire life in the Argos community. She had been spending her winters with her daughter in Michigan for a number of years. Her husband was George COX who died in 1927. Mrs. Cox's maiden name was [Melvina] WHISSMAN. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
The survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Nona Shaw, of Michigan, and Mrs. Lola ZEHNER, of Plymouth; one son, Earl COX, of Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Lon McGRIFF, of Rochester; three brothers, Joe WHISSMAN, of Rockford, Ill.; William WHISSMAN, of Reynolds, Ill.; and Ernest WHISSMAN, of Oregon.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Argos Christian church, officiated at the funeral services. Interment was made at the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Mrs. William A. BALL, well known resident of the south side of Lake Manitou, passed away at her home Thursday evening at 11 o'clock. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two weeks' duration.
Mrs. Ball, who had resided in Rochester township for almost 30 years, had a host of friends throughout the city and county.
Theodosia E. [SMYTHE], daughter of Chose and Christine SMYTHE, was born near Idaville (White county), Indiana, on January 6th, 1879. In 1897 she was united in marriage with William A. BALL. Mr. and Mrs. Ball and family moved to Lake Manitou from Logansport in 1913. For many years Mr. Ball was engaged in the wholesale ice business in this community. Mrs. Ball was a member of the United Brethren church of Logansport since 1907.
The survivors are her husband; a son, Allen BALL, of Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Admiral SMITH, of Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Susan NEWMAN, of Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Nora JEFFERS, of Kansas City, Mo.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlor. Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN, of the Rochester United Brethren church, will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Walker Al CONSTANT, 62, of near Argos, passed away at 3:50 Thursday afternoon while at a neighbor's home. He had gone to Donald FISHBURN's home to help with the butchering and while helping suffered a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Constant had been in ill health for several years.
The deceased was born July 24, 1880 in Springfield, Ill., and lived in the Argos community for 22 years. Thirty-five years ago he was married to Millie RIEDER, who survives. His parents were Jerry and Jesse CONSTANT. Mr. Constant was a trucker by occupation.
Surviving are: the widow; one son, Glen Allan [CONSTANT], at home.
The body will be taken from the Umbaugh funeral home to Indianapolis for cremation.

Saturday, January 9, 1943

Mrs. Elmer TURNER, 71, passed away at a South Bend hospital at 6:45 a.m. Friday as the result of heart trouble. Mrs. Turner has been ill but a few days.
The deceased was born in Fremont, Ind., on March 8, 1871, and moved to Argos where she spent almost 50 years of her life. Mrs. Turner then moved to Wyoming and for the last four months has been living with her son, Ellsworth, in South Bend. She was married to Elmer TURNER who passed away in 1936.
The survivors are: two sons, Ellsworth [TURNER], of South Bend, and Harry [TURNER], of Kemmerer, Wyo.; one brother, D. W. SMILEY, of Argos; and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie BERLIN, of Kokomo, and Miss Helen SMILEY, of Seattle, Wash.
Funeral services will be held in Argos Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE officiating. Interment will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, January 11, 1943

Mrs. Indiana FULTZ, 95, one of Fulton county's pioneer residents, passed away Sunday afternoon, 1:25 o'clock, at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis suffered about three weeks ago. For the past 22 years, Mrs. Fultz had resided at 311 East 14th street, this city. She had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life and had a host of friends throughout Rochester and community.
Indiana [EMMONS], daughter of John and Frances Louisa (WILSON) EMMONS, was born April 8th, 1847, in Newcastle township. On December 1st, 1867, she was united in marriage with Daniel FULTZ. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Fultz was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
The survivors are: three sons, John [FULTZ] and Marion [FULTZ], both of Rochester, and Harley FULTZ, of Decatur, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah ALLEN and Mrs. Tincy VanLUE both of Rochester; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Three daughters and a son preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, the Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Mrs. W. C. [Orra A. KROFT] MILLER, 73, of Akron, passed away at 6:15 this morning as a result of complications. Mrs. Miller had been ill for over a year and bedfast for two weeks.
The deceased was born on August 19, 1870, in Jennings county, Indiana. She made her home in Akron for the past 46 years. On April 14, 1892, she was married to W. C. MILLER, deceased. Her maiden name was Kroft.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Eastern Star lodge of Akron.
The survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. E. W. FOX, of Bloomington, and Mrs. Forrest HIGGINS, of Akron; one son, William C. MILLER, of Akron; one sister, Mrs. Sam WEBSTER, of Anderson; one brother, the Rev. C. M. KROFT of Indianapolis, and two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Out-of-town friends, who attended the funeral services of Mrs. William BALL, which were held Sunday at the Rochester Baptist church were: Mr. and Mrs. Ben PRATHER, Ben PHILLIPSON, Mr. and Mrs. George EAST, Mr. and Mrs. Norman KELLY, Mr. and Mrs. Von HINSELEY, all of Warsaw; Miss Kathleen MULLICAN, Miss Lillian COX, Supt. of Conservation Officers John ROLL, Maurice LONG, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence CRAIG, all of Indianapolis; Mrs. Margaret TIMMONS, of Mishawaka; Miss Hermoine WOLFF, of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Max McCARTER, of Peru; and Pete BARTOCK, of Chicago.

Tuesday, January 12, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. W. C. MILLER, of Akron, who died Monday morning, will be held Wednesday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock at the Akron Methodist church.
The Rev. Clyde MILLER, of Alexandria, and a former minister of the Akron church, will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rev. H. D. CONWAY.
Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.

Wednesday, January 13, 1943

Lois Ann DURKES, 14 weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and Ruth (FLETCHER) DURKES, passed away Monday night at the residence on North Madison street. Death followed a three-day illness of pneumonia.
The child was born on October 5, 1942 in Rochester. Survivors other than the parents are two brothers, James [DURKES] and Ronald [DURKES], a sister, Janice [DURKES], all at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. FLETCHER, of near Rochester.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren Church with the Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN officiating. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center. The body was taken home at 2:30 this afternoon and will be returned to the funeral home Thursday afternoon.

Peru, Ind., Jan. 13: - Funeral services for Lou BAER will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Allen funeral home and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. The Elks lodge will conduct services at 7 o'clock Wednesday night at the funeral home.
For over fifty years Mr. Baer spent his vacation at Lake Manitou and at one time operated the West Side Hotel near Rochester. Later he had a camp, "Camp Ginger," at a point of land at the south end of the hotel grounds.

Thursday, January 14, 1943

Charles GINN, 73, died of complications at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon at Culver. Mr. Ginn had been a resident of Delong for a number of years.
The deceased was born in 1870 to Taber and Sara Elizabeth GINN. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War.
Funeral services will be held at the Luckenbill Chapel at Leiters Ford on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. John WALTON will officiate. Burial will be at the Athens cemetery.

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Grover WAINSCOTT, 54, which occurred Tuesday evening, 9:30 o'clock. Mr. Wainscott was stricken with a heart attack in the office of the Hayes Trucking Co., Peoria, Ill., where he had been employed as a night watchman for some time. Death was instantaneous the message stated.
During Mr. Wainscott's residence in Rochester he operated an Oliver Implement agency on East Eighth street and later the O'Day gasoline station on North Main. He is survived by a son, Don [WAINSCOTT], of Kessler Field, Miss., and other relatives. The funeral arrangements were not announced.

Ivan CLINKER, 42, of near Akron, died last evening at 9:45 at the MacDonald hospital at Warsaw. Death followed a gall bladder operation. He had been ill for the past three weeks.
The deceased was born on October 2, 1900, in Fulton county, and spent his entire life here. His parents were William and Ione (RICKEL) CLINKER. He was married to Miss Jessie COPLEN, who survives. Mr. Clinker was a farmer by occupation.
The survivors are: the widow; two sons, Wallace [CLINKER], in the armed forces in California, and Herbert [CLINKER], at home; and one sister, Mrs. Paul COX, of Akron. The body was taken to the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet.

Mrs. George A. STOCKBERGER, of Talma, received word today of the death of her sister, Mrs. Ella SANDERS of Roseville, Calif. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Sanders was a former resident of Rochester and the widow of the late Perry SANDERS, also a former resident of this community. The Sanders moved to - - - - [paper torn out] - - - -.

Friday, January 15, 1943

Relatives here early today were apprised of the death of George Byron KILLON, 62, which occurred at his home in Chicago, yesterday. Mr. Killon was a former resident of this city, but moved from here approximately 35 years ago.
The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry KILLON. The elder Killon was engaged in the ice and fuel business in this city for a long number of years.
The survivors are his wife, nee Miss Louise CUMMINGS; a daughter, Mrs. Betty HOFFMAN, and two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Floyd MATTICE, of Indianapolis. Mrs. May THOMPSON of this city is a sister-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services are to be held at the Killon home, 1732 Wilson Ave., Chicago, Saturday afternoon, two o'clock.

Friends in Rochester have received word of the death of Mrs. Lulu DILTS, wife of Bert DILTS, former residents of this city. The death occurred in Michigan City where they had resided for a number of years, and interment took place there.
Mrs. Dilts was a cousin of Bert [BRYANT] and Frank BRYANT, of this city, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon BYBEE former residents of North Judson, Ind.

Saturday, January 16, 1943

Henry M. DuBOIS, 90, lifelong resident of Fulton county, passed away Saturday at three a.m. at the home of his niece, Mrs. A. E. BABCOCK, four miles of this city, [sic] where he had made his home for the past five years. Death resulted from complications following a brief illness. "Uncle Henry," as he was familiarly known, had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Henry M. was the last survivor of a family of nine children born to Methusalem and Rachel N. DuBOIS, and was born March 22nd, 1853, on a farm in the Green Oak neighborhood. His parents came from New Paltz, N.Y., to Fulton county in 1837 and entered land where Charles KEIM now resides. Practically all of Mr. Dubois' life was spent farming near Green Oak, with the exception of a few years of residency in Cass county, Ind., and Missouri. The deceased retired from farming several years ago.
Mr. DuBois is survived by ten nieces and nephews, a number of grand-nieces and nephews, and many friends.
The body was returned from the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors to the Babcock home late Saturday afternoon, where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Horton chapel, one mile south of Green Oak. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, of the Rochester Baptist church will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Hoover chapel cemetery.

Hiram MORGAN, 79, died of complications at 10:55 Friday evening at his home in Tiosa. He had been ill for the past seven years.
The deceased was born on December 23, 1863 at Mentone and moved to Fulton county from Kosciusko county 49 years ago. His parents were John and June MORGAN. He was married to Lottie HOLLOWAY on October 28, 1894 in Sevastapool, Ind. Mr. Morgan was a retired farmer.
Surviving are the widow; three sons, Otis [MORGAN], in the army; Donald [MORGAN] and Charles [MORGAN], of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline O'DELL, of Mishawaka; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. William STYLES, of Warsaw; Mrs. Joe BLACK, of Marion; four brothers, Humphrey [MORGAN], of Valparaiso; Charles [MORGAN], of Warsaw; George [MORGAN], of Holdenville, Okla.; and Griffith [MORGAN], of Alexandria, Ind. Two daughters and one grandchild preceded Mr. Morgan in death.
Funeral arrangements will not be completed until word is received from a son, Otis [MORGAN], of the U.S. armed forces. The body was returned to the home from the Foster funeral home Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services for Ivan CLINKER, 42, of near Akron, who died Wednesday evening in the MacDonald Hospital at Warsaw, will be held at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the United Brethren church at Athens, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Monday, January 18, 1943

Mrs. Frank SMILEY, 140 North Jefferson, received word Saturday that her brother-in-law, Capt. William J. "Jimmy" BOICE, former teacher at Deedsville and basketball coach at Ervin township school from 1934 until 1941, had been killed in action in New Guinea. His wife, Mrs. Zelma BOICE, received a brief telegram from the War Department Saturday morning advising of her husband's death and stating a letter with further information would follow.
A press dispatch told, too, that General MacArthur conferred the distinguished service cross posthumously on Capt. William F. Boice, whose widow resides in Swayzee, Ind.
His decoration was awarded for extraordinary heroism in action in the Buna area on December 19. All except one of his officers had been killed, the citation said, and Boice, as battalion commander, realized the need for personal leadership and promptly went forward without regard for his own personal safety and led his troops against a heavily fortified and almost inaccessible enemy stronghold of great importance.
He was killed while advancing at the head of his men.

Tuesday, January 19, 1943

John LOWE, 83, died of complications at 3:15 Monday afternoon in the Woodlawn Hospital. He had been ill for the past 10 months.
The deceased was born on July 11, 1869 in Wooster, Ohio, moving from Ohio to Missouri and from Missouri to Rochester where he has resided for the last 50 years. His parents were Benjamin and Margaret LOWE. On October 17, 1881, he was married to Ida JOLLIFF, who died 31 years ago. Mr. Lowe was a member of the Evangelical church. He was a retired teamster.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred CARR, of this city; Mrs. Alex CLEVENGER, of Fulton; one son, Westel LOWE, of Evansville; a brother, Bruce LOWE, south of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Ann SPAIDE, of near Rochester; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical church with the Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, January 20, 1943

Funeral services for Adelman (Del) W. WARD, former resident of this city, was held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at Frankfort, Ind. Mr. Ward passed away Monday evening, following a heart attack. He had been a resident of Frankfort for approximately 25 years, where he was employed with the Ingram-Richardson Mfg. Company.
Adelman W., son of Henry A. and Rachel WARD, was born November 26, 1880, at Talma, Indiana. For many years he was engaged in the furniture business with his father in this city. Mr. Ward is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henryetta McCARTY, of this city, and two grandchildren, Ward [McCARTY] and Johnny McCARTY.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McCARTY and family and Dr. T. P. COOK attended the services. Burial was in the Bunnell cemetery, at Frankfort, Ind.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva M. WARRAN, 63, of near Culver, who died Tuesday morning at her home, will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Monterey Methodist church, with the Rev. John WALTON officiating. Burial will be in the Weston cemetery at Rensselaer.
Survivors are the husband, Charles [WARRAN]; sons, Frank [WARRAN], of Gary; Edward [WARRAN], Monterey; Charles [WARRAN], Jr., Marion; Estle [WARRAN], Chicago Heights; Virgil [WARRAN], Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Ray McCLURE, at home; Mrs. Raymond TRAPP, Plymouth; two brothers, Joseph LEACH, South Dakota; Albert LEACH, Marion; a sister, Cora MARTIN, Chicago; and nine grandchildren.

Friday, January 22, 1943

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Olive Pearl EWER, 63, in Milroy, with Rev. H. SCHONDELMEIR, officiating. Interment was made in the Milroy cemetery. Mrs. Ewer passed away Tuesday in the Rushville Nursing Home. Death resulted from complication, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Ewer was born in Miami county, Ind., Oct. 25, 1879, the daughter of J. A. and Eva WARNER. She was married to Hiram (Matt) EWER in 1901. The deceased was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors include the husband; four daughters, Mrs. William M. SEDAM of Rushville; Mrs. Richard O. WILSON, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Chester REED, of Sheldon, Ill.; and Mrs. Floyd ROCK, of Elkhart; two sons, Doyne EWER, of Indianapolis, and Richard EWER, of Shelbyville; two brothers, J. A. WARNER, of Akron, Ohio, and Walter WARNER, of Plymouth; and three sisters, Mrs. Grace BROWN and Mrs. Madge BOYD, of Elkhart; and Mrs. Alice NEWTON, of Portland, Oregon. Twelve grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Anna Myrtle BOGGS, 67, passed away at 4:25 Friday morning at her home three miles south of Plymouth. Death was attributed to complications. The deceased had many friends in the vicinity of Argos and Bourbon.
Mrs. Boggs was born December 18, 1876, near Bourbon. Her husband died two years ago. She was a member of the Church of God.
The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice GISH, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Lula BRADLEY, of Gary, and Mrs. Estlela LOURANCE, of Harlington, Tex.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2:30 p.m., at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. TREBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Saturday, January 23, 1943

Charles M. GRAHAM, 73, of near Leiters Ford, passed away at the Woodlawn Hospital at 12:15 p.m. Friday afternoon. Mr. Graham had been ill for some time. Death was caused by complications.
The deceased was born in Carroll county in 1870 and moved from Carroll county to the Leiters Ford and Kewanna communities several years ago. Mr. Graham was a retired farmer.
Survivors are: the widow, Eleanor [GRAHAM]; two sons, Paul [GRAHAM], of South Bend, and Charles E. [GRAHAM], in the service in Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Bruce BARDSLEY, of Kewanna, and Ruby [GRAHAM], at home; one step-daughter, Mrs. E. L. McINTYRE of South Bend; two brothers, Charles [GRAHAM], of Marion and W. O. [GRAHAM], of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Martha HOFF, of Kewanna; two grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Sunday afternoon at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. More complete arrangements were not available.

Monday, January 25, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. Retta ROSS, formerly of near Akron, who passed away at the home of her daughter in Jefferson, O., on Sunday, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Moyer funeral home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
After the death of her husband, Nat ROSS, Mrs. Ross moved to Ohio to live with her daughter. The body will arrive in Akron Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock.

Fred H. SEYMOUR, 66, pioneer circus man, passed away early Monday morning at the Woodlawn hospital, this city. His death was attributed to complications, following an illness of several weeks' duration. "Captain Seymour," as he was familiarly known to local people and the circus world, had been a winter resident of Rochester since 1935. Mr. and Mrs. Seymour for the past few years resided at 1018 South Main street.
"Captain" SEYMOUR had been superintendent of the COLE BROS. CIRCUS since it was founded in Rochester in 1935. He supervised the forming of the complete new Cole Bros. Circus in 91 days, which is believed to be a record for a circus which is second only to that of the Ringling Bros., in size. "Capt." Seymour started in circus business 45 years ago, when he was superintendent of the Gollmar Circus, a horse-drawn wagon outfit. He served as superintendent of the 101 Ranch, the Sells-Floto and the John Robinson's shows for a number of years and accepted a like position with Jess ADKINS and Zack TERRELL when these two circus men formed the Cole Bros. Circus in the spring of 1935.
Although the Cole Bros. Circus established winterquarters at Louisville, Ky., following the disastrous fire which wiped out practically all of its stock and equipment in the spring of 1939, Mr. Seymour continued to make his home in Rochester where he and Mrs. Seymour had a host of friends.
Fred H., son of Henry and Mary SEYMOUR, was born December 2nd, 1876, at Clinton, Iowa. Twenty years ago he was united in marriage with Nellie B. POWER.
The survivors are his wife, of this city; and two brothers, Ralph SEYMOUR, of Seattle, Wash., and Clyde SEYMOUR, of Long Beach, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Rochester Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Albion, Mich., cemetery, Friday morning, January 29th.

Martin W. IVEY of this city received word of the death of his nephew, Rev. Merrill IVEY, 37, of Flora, Ind., who passed away Sunday afternoon at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. His death resulted from cancer following a several months' illness. Rev. Ivey had numerous friends in this city where he often visited with his uncle.
The deceased was born in northern Indiana and previous to his residency in Flora he lived in Knox and Linden, Ind., for a number of years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer IVEY of Crawfordsville, Ind.
Rev. Ivey is survived by his wife, Sarah IVEY; two sons, David [IVEY] and Danny [IVEY], and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Flora, Ind.

Final rites for Mrs. Dollie MYERS, 82, who died at the home of her son, Cletius MYERS, of Niles, Mich., Sunday morning, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Logbethel Church near Akron with the Rev. Levi HILL officiating. Burial will be at the Logbethel cemetery.
Mrs. Myers was born on June 24, 1860. She was married to Elijah MYERS and lived near Akron for several years. At the time of her death Mrs. Myers' home was in Silver Lake.

Mrs. Beatrice DOWLING, 23-year-old, red-haired expectant mother, of Akron, is being held in the Fulton county jail since Sunday morning on charges of first degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Robert L. HOFFMAN, 27, also of Akron, as the climax of an early morning card game at the Ernest SHIVELY apartment in Akron. Charges were filed Sunday in the Justice of the Peace Court by State Detective Estel BEMENDERFER.
The grand jurors of the January term, 1943, were discharged of duty as of today, however, the Fulton county jury commissioners will meet with the clerk January 28th and draw a new panel of grand jurors for the January term, it was announced today.
It was reported by authorities that the charge from a 12-gauge shotgun which was fired by Mrs. Dowling, was intended for her husband, Orville [DOWLING], who was sitting opposite Hoffman in the poker game in which the Shivelys were also playing.
Hoffman died enroute to the Woodlawn hospital as a result of the charge from the shotgun, which struck him in the right side, just above the hip. The shot spread, striking his spinal column.
While no definite motive had been established Sunday night, authorities believed that jealousy prompted the shooting in which Hoffman received the fatal blast that was intended for Mr. Dowling.
In a statement to authorities, Dowling said that earlier Saturday evening he told his wife of a conversation he had held with his ten-year-old son, Gene [DOWLING], by a former marriage, and that the boy had told him that his mother, Leoma DOWLING, who lives near Akron, wished to see him.
After being taken into custody a short time after the shooting, Mrs. Dowling was read the warrant in her cell at the jail, and was unaware until that time that Hoffman had died in the early morning hours. She began to weep and said that she was sorry for what she had done, authorities reported.
Dowling stated that he and his wife had attended a show earlier in the evening and later spent some time in a beer tavern. When the tavern closed they went to a nearby restaurant. After leaving the restaurant, Dowling met his cousin, Herbert DOWLING, and became involved in a violent argument, stating that the cousin was endeavoring to cause trouble in his family. Orville Dowling grabbed a crank from his car, which was parked nearby, and was going to strike his cousin when night watchman, Valley WEEKS, intervened. They then started home and saw a light in the Shively apartment, above the FLECK and SON grocery. They decided to visit the Shivelys and found Hoffman was there. After a penny-ante poker game had been in session for some time, Mrs. Dowling said that she had to go home and returned in approximately 15 minutes. She knocked at the apartment door which opens into the kitchen where the card game was in progress. Mrs. Shively answered the door and found Mrs. Dowling standing there with the gun in hand.
Mrs. Dowling cried out to her husband, "Daddy, you asked for it," and fired the gun. The shot passed through the back of a kitchen chair and struck Hoffman just above the right hip. Hoffman was sitting with his back to the door and opposite Dowling.
Hoffman slumped to the floor and the force of the charge knocked Mrs. Dowling to the floor. Valley Weeks, the night watchman, was summoned and he in turn summoned Sheriff Frank SUMMERS. Dowling picked his wirfe up and took her to their home, three blocks away. Dr. Virgil MILLER was called to the scene and ordered Hoffman taken to the Woodlawn hospital./
Dowling stated that his wife was usually very mild tempered and said that her act greatly "surprised" him. Authorities apprehended Mrs. Dowling a short time after the shooting at her home.
Mrs. Dowling is the daughter of Mrs. Stella VICE, of Elwood. Her marriage to Dowling four months ago was her second, having been divorced from her first husband, a man by the name of KING. She was formerly employed by the Warner Bros. studio at Indianapolis. Dowling, who also had been married previously, has two children. He is employed at the PIKE LUMBER COMPANY at Akron.
Hoffman, a mechanic at YOUNG's garage in Akron, was born on October 13, 1915, the son of Noah and Lola HOFFMAN. He had spent several years in Canada when he was younger and while there he suffered from infantile paralysis. As a result of the paralysis, Hoffman was crippled in his right leg.
Survivors include the partnts; a sister, Mrs. Charles FLAGG, of this city; and a brother, Clyde [HOFFMAN], in the army at Orlando, Fla.
State Detective Estil Bemenderfer said this afternoon that he will secure statements from witnesses late this afternoon and this evening.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON stated today that a continuous inquest is being held in the case.

Tuesday, January 26, 1943

Nathan (Nate) Riley EYTCHESON, 62, passed away at his home, 712 East Twelfth street, at 10:30 Monday evening as the result of complications. He had been ill for approximately eight months.
The deceased was born in Rochester in 1881, and has lived his entire life in the city. He was married on October 16, 1920, to Kate THOMAS WRIGHT. His parents were Daniel and Louisa EYTCHESON. Mr. Eytcheson had been employed at the Peru Naval Base.
The survivors are: the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Stella Von SHUMAN, and one son, Paul E. [EYTCHESON]. All three survivors are from this city. One son, Cecil [EYTCHESON], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, with the Rev. John CALL, of the Church of God, officiating. Interment will be made at the Rochester Citizen's cemetery in the family plot. The body will remain at Zimmerman Brothers where friends may call.

Abril BRUCE, 84, a pioneer resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, passed away 5 a.m. Tuesday morning at the home of Della STEINHISER, near Leiters Ford. Death resulted from complications following an illness of two years duration. For the past twenty years he had resided at the Steinhiser home where he followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
Abril, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham BRUCE, was born on the Bruce homestead farm, near Bruce Lake, Indiana on April 2nd, 1858. On March 1st, 1877 he was united in marriage with Mollie DILLINGER. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago.
Survivors are a son, C. F. BRUCE, of Seattle, Wash., and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press. The rites, however, will be held at the Steinhiser home, with Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Hobart, Ind., officiating, it was stated.

Mrs. Noah McCOY, wife of Rev. Noah McCOY, of North Manchester, died at her home Sunday evening at 9:30. Rev. McCoy was a former pastor of the Rochester U.B. church and was the pastor of the Fulton circuit last year.
Funeral services will be held at the North Manchester U.B. church Wednesday afternoon at two-o'clock.

Wednesday, January 27, 1943

Friends in this city have received word of the death of John W. CASWELL, 72, of Huntington which occurred at his home in Huntington on Monday. Mr. Caswell was a visitor in Rochester and Lake Manitou for many summers.
Mr. Caswell was connected with one of the largest cedar chest manufacturing concerns in the world, located at Huntington.
Fuineral services were held in Huntington this afternoon.

Mrs. Judith DAWSON, 90, died of complications at her Argos home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. She had been ill for three months.
The deceased was born in Wayne County, Ind., on July 31, 1852 and moved to the Argos community when she was 10 years old. Mrs. Dawson has lived in or near Argos for the past 80 years. She was married to Moses DAWSON, who passed away 18 years ago. Her parents were William and Alpha FOX. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Mrs. John FOX, of Argos; three nieces and five nephews.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Christian church, will officiate. Interment will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 28, 1943

Funeral services for Abril BRUCE, 84, pioneer resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, who passed away Tuesday morning, will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the home of Della STEINHISER, southwest of Leiters Ford. The Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Hobart, will officiate.

Winamac, Jan. 28. - Mrs. Gene GAST, 27, died Wednesday morning enroute to St. Joseph's hospital, from internal hemorrhages resulting from a shotgun charge believed to be self-inflicted. She had been in ill health for seven months.
Early Wednesday morning she had telephoned her husband, K. Stuart GAST, prominent local attorney, but he was in court at the time. She said that the message was not important. Later, he telephoned her, and his four-year-old son, John, answering, told him to come home right away, as "mama is awfully sick."
Mr. Gast, on arriving home found his wife in the bathroom of the home. He phoned an ambulance and rode with his wife to the hospital but death occurred before arrival there.
An inquest will be conducted by Harry QUERRY, Pulaski county coroner, of Medaryville.
Mrs. Gast's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Waldo HUDDLESTON, the former head of the Pulaski county AAA. Survivors are the husband, the parents, and two children, John [GAST], 4, and Rosaline [GAST], 11 months; a sister, Mrs. Arthur KOCHER, of here and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. E. MILLER, also of here.
The body is at the Frye and Lange funeral home. Rites will not be decided until late today.
--Mrs. Gast is the daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Karl GAST of Akron. Her husband was formerly judge of the Pulaski county circuit court, filling the unexpired term of the late Judge REIDELBACH. Both Mr. and Mrs. Gast have many friends in this city.

Friday, January 29, 1943

Stephen Stanley BARRETT, 73, life-long resident of Tippecanoe and Talma communities, passed away Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the farm home of his son, Donald, near Tippecanoe. Death, which was sudden, resulted from a heart attack. The deceased had many friends throughout the northern sections of the county.
Mr. Barrett was born in Ohio on October 3rd, 1869, and came to Indiana when but a small child. His parents were Alexander and Malona BARRETT. Forty-five years ago he was united in marriage with Carrie KING.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Donald [BARRETT], of Tippecanoe, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Methodist church in Tippecanoe. Rev. Walter KENNEDY will officiate. Interment will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. The body was removed from the Reed funeral home in Mentone to the Barrett home, this evening.

Saturday, January 30, 1943

Mrs. Angeline [GOSS] LACKEY BURTON, 95, former Rochester resident and widely known in Fulton county, died Sunday, January 23rd at her home in Los Angeles, California, according to word received by relatives here. Funeral rites and burial were held in California on Tuesday, January 26th.
Mrs. Burton, who was the last of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. George GOSS, has resided in California for the past 25 years. While in Rochester Mr. Burton operated the grocery now owned by Joe EWING on East 9th Street.
Surviving Mrs. Burton are three daughters and two sons. Hugh [McMAHAN] and Otto McMAHAN, of this city, are nephews of the deceased.

Monday, February 1, 1943

Loyd Young CASTLEMAN, prominent stockman and farmer, passed away at 11:15 Monday morning at his farm home six miles west of Rochester. Death resulted from a heart attack following an illness of nine months duration.
Mr. Castleman for the past several years conducted community sales in the Burton neighborhood and at other locations in this section of the state He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.
Loyd Young, son of Caleb and Ida CASTLEMAN, was born in Mary county, Missouri, on May 13th, 1890, and when but four years of age came to Fulton county with his parents where he has since made his home. On May 8th, 1910, he was united in marriage with Miss Ruth MATHIAS. Mr. Castleman was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Donna [CASTLEMAN]; a son, Earl CASTLEMAN, both of near Rochester; a granddaughter, Bonnie CASTLEMAN; five brothers, Bert CASTLEMAN, of Marshall, Minn.; Olin W. [CASTLELMAN], Clarence [CASTLEMAN], Clyde [CASTLEMAN] and Vernon CASTLEMAN, all of near Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Essie WARNER, of Culver; Mrs. Bertha BAILEY, of South Bend; an uncle, Isaac ONSTOTT, and an aunt, Mrs. Anna MOLMAN, both of Rochester. A daughter, Kathryn CASTLEMAN, and three sisters, preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements were not complete as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to Press. The body was removed from the Foster funeral home to the Castleman home late Monday afternoon, where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Z. DAVIS, 83, of Kewanna, were held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in that city. The death of Mrs. Davis occurred Saturday, January 30th, at 11:45 at the home of her son, Roy, in Kewanna.
The deceased came to Kewanna 39 years ago from Iowa and has been in ill health for the past five weeks.
Survivors are two sons, Roy DAVIS, of Kewanna; and Leo DAVIS, of Mishawaka; three daughters, Anna [DAVIS] and Naomi [DAVIS], of Iowa; and Mrs. Esther HARTMAN, of South Bend; a brother, John H. PARCEL, of Kewanna; fifteren grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Sarah C. MARTIN, age 90, of 529 West Fourth street, died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital from complications resulting from a fall suffered several weeks ago.
Mrs. Martin, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, was born December 5, 1852, the daughter of George and Minerva CARTER. Her husband, James F. MARTIN, preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Cloyd [MARTIN] and Charles MARTIN, both at home, and a sister, Mrs. Minta HOLEMAN of this city.
The body was taken to the Val Zimmerman funeral home where services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Harry BAILEY, of the Rochester Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Out-of-town friends who attended the Byron KILLON commitment services at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery Saturday morning were: Mr. and Mrs. Harley ZARTMAN, of Winona Lake; Mrs. David WEDMORE and Mrs. RUSH, of Muncie; and Kenneth SOUTHERN, or Rochester, N.Y.

Rochester friends were shocked at the news of the death of John FILBRANDT, former Rochester resident, which occurred at 8 o'clock Saturday evening at the Filbrandt home in Mishawaka. On January 19th, Mr. Filbrandt had suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow at his residence and the second attack, which occurred Saturday evening, caused his death.
John Filbrandt, who was around 42 years of age, was born in South Haven, Mich., and came to Rochester from that city. He was employed for three years as a machinist at the ELIN MANUFACTURING COMPANY and since that time has been employed in Mishawaka.
The deceased was a member and former trustee of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Rochester, and one of the most influential members of the building committee for the new church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ruth MEILKE FILBRANDT; his mother; two sons and two daughters.
Funeral services will be held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in South Haven, Mich., Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, and burial will be made in that city.

Mrs. Agnes Jennie HARTZ DINGHAM, 55, passed away at 9:15 Saturday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Percell, near Monterey. Death resulted from diabetes after an illness of four years. Mrs. Dingham has resided at Converse most of her life.
Survivors are: five sisters, Mrs. Lena PERSYN, Mrs. Nettie REMPER, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Margaret PHILLIPS and Miss Ethel HARTZ, of South Bend; and Mrs. Mary PERCELL, of near Monterey; two beothers, Frank HARTZ, of Rochester, and Harry HARTZ, of Culver; one niece and four nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Luckenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford, with Rev. John WALTON, of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Mrs. Jennie BEERY, who resides west of Rochester, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning in Plymouth from pneumonia. Mrs. Beery had been in ill health for the past year and a half.
Jennie [CONNER], daughter of Harvey Russell and Martha (LOVE) CONNER, was born near Roann, Ind., on December 27, 1859. On December 25, 1879, she was united in marriage with Frank L. BEERY, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Beery was a member of the Methodist church and the Ancient Order of Gleaners.
Surviving are two sons, Earl Conner BEERY, of South Bend, and Otto Russell BEERY, of Chicago; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Luckenbill chapel in Leiters Ford with Rev. John WALTON officiating. Burial will be made in Rochester.

Mrs. Fanny SLAYBAUGH, 86, died at 11:20 Saturday evening at her home, a half mile north of Akron. Death resulted from heart trouble and bronchial pneumonia after an illness of two weeks.
Fanny [SHEPHERD], daughter of Bright and Trudy Ann SHEPHERD, was born near Millark, Ind., December 24, 1857. In 1875 she was united in marriage with Orlando SLAYBAUGH, who preceded his wife in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Slaybaugh was a member of the Akron Christian church, the Eastern Star and the Rebekah lodges.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Derenice FITES, of near Akron; Mrs. Elsie DeWOLFE, of Momence, Ill.; and Mrs. Eva HJERSTEDT, of Chicago; one son, Arthur SLAYBAUGH, of Peru; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Howard SLAYBAUGH, died several years ago. A sister, Miss Minnie SHEPHERD, and a brother, Ed SLAYBAUGH [SHEPHERD?] former Rochester residents, also preceded Mrs. Slaybaugh in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Slaybaugh home at 1:30, Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. H. D. CONWAY and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Akron.

Tuesday, February 2, 1943

Private Norval J. BALL, son of Mrs. Rethea BALL, of Akron, has been officially reported "missing in action" by the U. S. War Department. The youth's mother was formally notified late yesterday by the government.
The brief message stated her son was "missing in action somewhere in the Southwest Pacific, since January 6th." Pvt. Ball is the second Fulton county youth to be reported "missing" since the entry of the U. S. into the world conflict. The other serviceman, presumably killed in action, was Lieut. Arthur WENTZEL, of the Leiters Ford community, pilot of a U. S. bomber plane. Wentzel has been missing since May of 1942.
Pvt. Norval Ball, who was born and educated in Rochester, was formerly employed in the packing department of the TOPPS GARMENT factory of this city. He was well-known to northern Indiana and Chicago sports fans as he was two-time winner in the Kokomo Golden Gloves boxing tourneys. Norval, who was better known as "Killer" BALL, fought in the flyweight division.
Since last November, the local youth has been in active service with the Allied forces in the Solomons area. He was serving as a tail-gunner on a B-24 bomber at the time he was reported on the missing list.
Mrs. Ball, a widow, has two other sons in the service. One of them Sgt. Louis BALL, is now spending a 14-day recuperative furlough with his mother in Akron and with friends and relatives in this city.

Mrs. Norman STONER of this city received word today of the death of her brother-in-law, Michael Amos SELBY, of Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Selby is well known in this vicinity and has a host of friends. Survivors are his wife, two sons, Joe [SELBY] and John SELBY, and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth FISHER, all of Tacoma.

Mrs. Marie Olena (EVENSON) KALLEN, 91, passed away at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Werner CARLSON, five miles southwest of Rochester. Mrs. Kallen moved to this locality from Ellsworth, Iowa, two years ago.
Marie Olena, daughter of Elling and Anne (OLSEN) EVENSON was born November 27th, 1851, at Ottawa, Ill. She was united in marriage with T. R. KALLEN on April 20th, 1882, in a ceremony solemnized at Pontiac, Ill.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Anna CARLSON, of near Rochester; Mrs. Ida SANFORD, of Luverne, Iowa; Mrs. Clara ETTREME, of Des Moines, Iowa; and three sons, R. E. KALLEN, of Ellsworth, Iowa; E. J. KALLEN, of Eldora, Iowa, and T. M. KALLEN, of Joliet, Ill. Two sons preceded their mother in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Burial will be made in an Ellsworth, Iowa, cemetery.

Funeral services were held at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, Tuesday afternoon for Mary Ann [DAWALT], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville DAWALT, who reside south of Akron. The child was born Monday at the Dukes hospital, Peru, and died a short time later.

Wednesday, February 3, 1943

Forrest HEYDE has received word of the death of his cousin, Walter DINKLEDEIN, who died at his home near Bourbon on Monday evening. Mr. Dinkledein, who was a farmer, had often visited Mr. Heyde and his family. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at Bourbon.

Friends and relatives have received word of the death of Thad M. CLOUD, of Birmingham, Mich., who passed away January 17th as the result of a streptococcus infection in his throat.
He was born in Macy, son of the late George and Dianthia CLOUD.
Survivors are the widow, Inez [CLOUD]; a daughter Mrs. R. L. EDUARDS; a son, Geord CLOUD, of the U. S. Coast Guard, and a sister Mrs. Ida ROBBINS, of near Macy.

Mrs. Blanch HARTMAN and Fred JONES were called to the bedside of their sister, Mrs. Fanny CLAYTON TIMBROOKE, 72, of Michigan City, on Friday, January 29th Mrs. Timbroke died Saturday morning at the Clinic Hospital. Death was caused by cancer. Funeral services were held on Monday in Michigan City.
Mrs. Timbrooke was a former resident of Rochester, residing here approximately 40 years ago. She had many friends in the city.

Miss Evaline WIDEMAN, 74, passed away at the Wideman farm home 4-1/2 miles northwest of Akron, at 6:25 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from complications following several weeks illness.
The deceased and her three brother, James [WIDEMAN], Henry [WIDEMAN] and Joseph C. WIDEMAN, with whom she made her home, had resided in the vicinity of Akron throughout her entire life. Evaline was the daughter of Joseph and Barbara WIDEMAN.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as today's edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, February 4, 1943

Funeral services for Miss Evaline WIDEMAN, who died early Wednesday, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at the Nichols cemetery north of Akron.

Friday, February 5, 1943

Funeral services for Jacob RUFE, 70, who suffered a fatal heart attack during the noon hour Thursday while at work in the American Fork and Hoe plant at Akron, will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Akron Church of God. The services will be in charge of Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, west of Akron.
Mr. Rufe was born in Wabash county, Ind., on July 25th, 1872. His parents were John and Barbara RUFE. He was united in marriage with Miss Mable HELVEY on December 25th, 1899. The deceased had been in the employ of the Akron factory for the past 19 years and was well-known throughout the eastern section of the county.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Benjamin RUFE, of Peru, and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Bertha MAXHAM, 76, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. D. SMILEY, of Argos. Death resulted from complications after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Maxham was born on September 1, 1866, in Sank county, Wisconsin. Her parents were David and Sarah SPICER Mrs. Maxham had lived in Argos for the past 20 years, living with her daughter since the death of her husband in 1926.
The daughter, Gilberta SMILEY, is the sole survivor.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman Funeral Home with the Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE officiating. Interment will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery.

Funeral services for Phyllis Ann [SWICK], nine month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claud SWICK of northwest of Akron will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Saints' church in Akron.
The little child passed away in a Fort Wayne hospital at 9 a.m. Thursday. Death resulted from injuries suffered in a fall several days ago, it was stated. Surviving are the parents, a sister and two brothers.

Monday, February 8, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Charles STANER, who reside three miles southwest of Argos, have received official notification from the War Department that their son, William [STANER], 23, was killed in action "somewhere over England" about two weeks ago.
Young Staner, according to his parents, was a gunner for a U. S. light bomber-type plane. It is presumed his plane was probably shot down while battling against Nazi bomber raids along the south coast of England which were underway a couple of weeks ago.
William had a host of friends throughout both Argos and Culver where he attended school.
He is survived by his parents and four brothers, Oliver [STANER], Lowell [STANER], Dick [STANER] and Robert STANER, all of near Argos. What disposition had been made of the victim's body was not mentioned in the official notification from Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, February 9, 1943

Mrs. Anna DUKES, 72, passed away at 10:05 this morning at the home of her foster son, Ellis Barker, of southwest of Kewanna. Death was caused by complications after an illness of a month.
The deceased was born on September 23, 1870 in Pulaski county. She had lived in Kewanna since 1890, when she was married to Charles DUKES. Her husband preceded in death. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Trusle JONES.
Surviving are: one foster son, Ellis BARKER, of near Kewanna; one foster daughter, Mrs. Daisy MILLER, of Peru; two brothers, Tom [JONES] and Charles JONES, of Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Pearl MONTGOMERY, of Star City; one half-sister, Mary LONG, of Star City; one half-brother, Joseph JONES, of Fort Wayne; nine foster-grandchildren, and four foster great-grandchildren.

John W. WAGONER, 70, of near Macy, passed away at the Woodlawn hospital at six o'clock this morning after having been critically ill for the past week. Mr. Wagoner had been ill since the first of the year.
The deceased was born in Allen township on July 13, 1872. His parents were John and Sarah (SENCHER} WAGONER. On November 2, 1908 he married Pearl COFFING, who preceded him in death.
The survivors are: one sister, Mrs. Hiram SHADLE, of Macy; three brothers, Frank [WAGONER], of Macy; James [WAGONER], of Peru; and Sam [WAGONER], of Bourbon; two sisters preceded him in death; eight daughters, Mrs. Dee FISHER and Mrs. Harold FOUTS, both of Michigan City; Mrs. Tom DuBOIS of Denver; Sara [WAGONER], Edith [WAGONER], Ella [WAGONER], Madge [WAGONER], Beatrice [WAGONER] and Evelyn [WAGONER], at home; four sons, Pvt. John W. WAGONER, of Camp Chaffee, Ark.; Claude [WAGONER], of Macy; and Ernest [WAGONER] and Phillip [WAGONER], at home; one daughter, Gladys [WAGONER], died in infancy; 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 from the Macy Methodist Church. The Reverends C. F. GOLDEN and Charles DUNLAP will officiate. The body is now at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton, and will be removed to the residence, Wednesday morning, where friends may call. Burial will be at the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in South Bend for Moses FLOX, 82, former resident of this city, who died in Upper Sandusky, Ohio on Sunday.
Mr. Flox was born in Russia and for a number of years was engaged in the dry goods business in Rochester with his brother, the late Samuel FLOX. Their business was known by the name of the "BOSTON STORE."
Samuel Flox later moved to Peru while Moses Flox continued in business here. Moses Flox disposed of his store in Rochester moving to Columbia City and later to South Bend where he operated other dry goods stores.
Survivors are: a son, Jake O. FLOX, of Columbia City; four daughters, and several grandchildren.

Indianapolis, Feb. 9. - Funeral services will be held Wednesday for John A. HOOK, 62-year-old founder and president of the HOOK DRUG COMPANY, who died Sunday at an Indianapolis hospital. Burial will be made at Crown Hill cemetery.
-- Mr. Hook came to Rochester for over 40 years for the opening of the hunting and fishing season. He was a charter member of the ROCHESTER GUN CLUB.

Saturday, February 13, 1943

Edward MAHAFFEY, 94, one of the oldest residents of Marshall county, passed away at 2:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Lauterbaugh, of Argos. Death was attributed to complications following a lengthy illness. Mr. Mahaffey had been a resident of Marshall county for over two score years, moving there from Shelbyville, Ind.
Edward, son of James and Margaret MAHAFFEY, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 24th, 1848. On November 26th, 1868 he was united in marriage with Sally BROWN in a ceremony solemnized in Prescott, Ind. Mrs. Mahaffey preceded her husband in death in 1934. The deceased, who assisted in the building of the east-west line of the Nickle Plate R.R. through Argos, was the first person to purchase a ticket at the Argos station on that rail line.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bessie LAUTERBAUGH, of Argos; four sons, James [MAHAFFEY], of Des Moines, Iowa; William [MAHAFFEY], of Cincinnati, O.; Ora [MAHAFFEY], of Burbank, Ohio and Charles [MAHAFFEY], of Madison, Wis., and a brother, James MAHAFFEY, of Los Angeles, Calif.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Monday, February 15, 1943

Mrs. Lois E. JOHNSON, 86, lifelong resident of Fulton county, passed away Sunday at 5 a.m. at the Mrs. J. D. EWING home. Death came following an illness of four months' duration. Prior to her last illness, Mrs. Johnson resided on North Fulton avenue, this city.
Mrs. Johnson was born January 21st, 1857, in Fulton county. Her husband, who preceded her in death, was Daniel JOHNSON. The deceased was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth HIATT. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vida BARGER, of this city; and several nieces and nephews. A son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body was removed to the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

James J. DARRAH, 63, well known business man and former member of the Rochester City council, passed away 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 829 Monroe street, this city. Death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of four months duration.
Mr. Darrah, who owned and operated a plumbing and heating contracting business in this city for a long number of years, had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties. He served four years as a Democratic member of the Rochester City council during the administration of Dr. Milo O. KING in the early '20's.
James J., son of Patrick and Mary DARRAH, was born April 8th, 1879 at Pittsburgh, Pa. He had been a resident of this city for over 32 years. On October 14, 1912, he was united in marriage with Mary LONG in a ceremony solemnized in this city. Mr. Darrah was a member of the Rochester Masonic Order.
His widow is the only survivor.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Presbyterian church. Rev. Glenn McGEE will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Masonic ritual will be held at the ceremony.

Zebeon A. WHITE, 86, passed away at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at his home a mile and a half southwest of Argos. Death resulted from complications following a two years' illness. Mr. White had been a resident of the Argos community for 10 years, moving there from Montana.
Zebeon A., son of Monroe and Sarah WHITE, was born April 2nd, 1856, at Alton, Mo. He was united in marriage with Polly PRITMORE in 1876. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. Mr. White was a member of the Argos Christian church and the Masonic order.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Zollos [WHITE], of Wyatt, Ind., and two daughters, Mrs. METZGER, at home, and Mrs. John ARBUCKLE, of California.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate. Interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The Masonic ritual will be given at the graveside. The body will lie in state at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos, up until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, February 16, 1943

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth HOFF, 74, of near Kewanna, passed away at 4:15 this morning as the result of complications. She had been ill for the past two years.
Mrs. Hoff was born in Camden, Ind., in 1869, and lived at the present residence for the past 35 years. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Charles GRAHAM. She was married on October 15, 1885, to Joseph HOFF, who preceded her in death. The deceased was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren church.
Survivors include: three sons, Dale [HOFF], of Kewanna, who made his home with his mother; Herold [HOFF], of South Bend; ReRoy [HOFF], of Chesterton, Ind.; two brothers, George GRAHAM, of Marion; W. O. GRAHAM, of South Bend; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are not yet completed.

Wednesday, February 17, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Elizabeth HOFF will be held Thursday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Harrison funeral home, in Kewanna. Rev. Hugh T. HALL, of the Kewanna Baptist church will officiate and interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Minnie BARTHOLOMEW, of Indianapolis. She has visited here many times at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy FENSTERMAKER.
Funeral services wil be held in Indianapolis on Thursday morning at 10:30.

Friday, February 19, 1943

Jack Moore O'CONNOR, 22, of Culver, was killed Tuesday in a plane crash near Pensacola, Fla. He was training to become an officer in the Marine Air Corps.
Mr. O'Connor graduated from the Culver high school in 1938. He was a member of the school's basketball team, and later attended Northwestern university and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
In December, 1941, he enlisted in the army, receiving his training at Iowa City and St. Louis. He was to have received his commission in a few weeks. Mr. O'Connor was a dive bomber and flight leader of his class.
Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gen [sic] S. O'CONNOR, and two sisters, Mrs. Earl OVERMYER and Mrs. Donal MENSER, also of Culver.
Mr. O'Connor had a host of friends throughout Rochester and vicinity.

Mrs. Harry BRUGH, of Leiters Ford, has received word of the death of her brother, Russell BARNES, 48, of Seattle, Wash. Mr. Barnes was a former resident of Rochester, living here for approximately two years.
He was born at Mt. Judson [sic], Ind., in 1896. About 40 years ago he moved to Washington and lived there until the time of his death.
Survivors include, one son, Eber [BRUGH], and one daughter, Fay [BRUGH], both of Seattle, Wash.; his wife preceded him in death; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. BARNES, of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, William [BARNES], of White Bluffs, Wash.; and his sister, Mrs. Brugh, of Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held Saturday in Seattle with burial in the same place.

John METZ, 75, of Winamac, died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home following an illness of about a month.
The deceased was a retired farmer and stock buyer, retiring about five years ago. He also served approximately four years as a member of the Winamac town board.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. C. R. EARLE officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.

Saturday, February 20, 1943

Bertha May CLARK, 70, passed away at 8:15 Friday evening at her home four miles northeast of Rochester. Death resulted from complications, after an illness of two years.
The deceased was born on August 9, 1873 in Fulton county and lived in Rochester for three years, coming here from Columbia City. Her parents were Timothy and Rhoda HENDERSON. Mrs. Clark was married twice, first to Wesley MOORE and then to Sherman CLARK.
Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Ina COCHRAN, of Rochester; three step-children, Mrs. Goldie CLARK and Geo. CLARK of Columbia City, and Melvin CLARK in the army in Texas; nine grandchildren; one brother, William HENDERSON, of Elkhart; three sisters, Mrs. Louis PHARE, of Cleveland. [sic]
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the Foster Funeral home. The Reverend C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate. Burial will be at Columbia City.

Mrs. Ada METZLER of this city has received word of the death of her cousin, Miss Annie CRAFT, which occurred Thursday evening at her home in Frederickstown, Ohio. Miss Craft, who was a school teacher, had been an invalid for several years, it was stated. Her parents were Albert and Susan (ZOLMAN) CRAFT.
Funeral services will be held at Fredericksburg Sunday afternoon, and burial will be made in the cemetery there.

Mrs. Simon BAILEY, 67, passed away 5 o'clock Saturday morning at the Bailey home on the north shore of Lake Manitou. Her death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of two weeks duration. Mrs. Bailey, however, had been in failing health for a little over a year, it was stated. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Rochester and vicinity where she had resided for the past 25 years.
None Belle [RAGLAND], daughter of John William and Lucy Annie RAGLAND, was born June 23rd, 1876 at North Salem, Ind. For a number of years she resided in Indianapolis, Ind. On May 8th, 1920, she was united in marriage with Simon K. BAILEY, of this city.

Survivors are her husband, a son, Richard M. EDWARDS, of Canton, O., a brother, Edward M. RAGLAND, of North Salem, Ind.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Edward M. RAGLAND, Jr., of Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements were not completed as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home after noon Sunday and the funeral arrangements will be available at that time. Burial is to be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, February 22, 1943

Mrs. Gertrude MORRIS, 47, widely known local woman, died at her home, 723-1/2 Main street, at 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Morris had been ill since July, 1942.
The deceased, wife of Arley P. MORRIS, owner of the MORRIS GROCERY, was a native of Tiskilwa, Ill. She was born on May 2, 1895, the daughter of Hiram C. and Mary E. ALLEN. On May 17, 1918, she and Mr. Morris were married in Tiskilwa, Ill., later moving to Goshen, Ind. The Morrises have been residents of Rochester for the past 22 years. She was an active member of the Grace Methodist church, of this city.
Surviving are: the husband; a son, Robert A. [MORRIS]; her faher, H. C. ALLEN; a sister, Mrs. Cora KIDD, of LaSalle, Colo.; a brother, Byron [ALLEN], of Bradford, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church with the Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Interment will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the church at 1:30 Tuesday where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Francis M. VOREIS, 65, passed away at 6:00 Sunday morning, at his home one mile east of Lake Maxinkuckee, after suffering a stroke at midnight Saturday.
The deceased was born on January 11, 1878 in Green township, Marshall county, and lived in Marshall county all his life. His parents were Joseph and Rachel VOREIS. He was married on February 14, 1909 to Olive BENEDICT. Mr. Voreis was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Maxinkuckee and a farmer by occupation.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine HELTZEL, of Akron; Miss Rose VOREIS, at home; two sons, Glen W. [VOREIS], of Culver; and Ralph M. [VOREIS], of Laketon, Ind.; three brothers, Otto [VOREIS], of Aurora, Ill.; Delbert [VOREIS], of Argos, and Oscar [VOREIS], of Hinckley, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Grace MOORE, of Plymouth; and four grandchildren.
The body is now at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and will be returned to the residence Tuesday forenoon. Friends may call at the funeral home and at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Maxinkuckee church. The Reverend Robert PERSEY will officiate. Interment will be made at the Poplar Grove cemetery, four miles east of the lake.

Billie JACKSON, 79, passed away Sunday morning at a rooming house in Rochester after an illness of one year. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born August 14th, 1863, in Union township and lived in the Kewanna vicinity most of his life. He lived in Rochester for the past two years coming here from Winamac. His wife, Ida [JACKSON], preceded him in death. Mr. Jackson was a farmer by occupation.
Survivors are: two brothers, Albert [JACKSON], of Macy, and Frank [JACKSON], of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Lina LEWIS, of Macy, and Mrs. Amanda TATMAN, of Eau Claire, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. The Rev. Hugh T. HALL will preside at the services. Burial will be at the Bruce Lake cemetery, north of Kewanna.

Tuesday, February 23, 1943

Charles A. BRYAN, 82, died of complications at the home of his son, Elmer, at 7:00 o'clock Monday evening, one mile north of Lakeville.
The deceased was born in Ohio on April 30, 1860, and came to Argos when he was but a year old. His parents were James and Aliza BRYAN. In 1882, he was married to Mary Ann MOORE. He was a member of the Church of God in Argos and a farmer by occupation. Mr. Bryan had been living with his son for the past 10 months.
Survivors are: one son, Elmer [BRYAN], of Lakeville; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel GODDARD, of South Bend; two brothers, Frank [BRYAN], of Elwood, and Oliver [BRYAN], of Lakeville; one sister, Mrs. Catherine ZEHNER, of Long Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Russell PLUMMER, of Lakeville, will preside. Interment will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the body now lies in state.

Thursday, February 25, 1943

Fulton county's oldest resident, Henry Nelson POWNALL, 96, passed away Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob BRUBAKER, 209, North Pontiac street, this city. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. Mr. Pownall, who had a host of friends throughout the county had been residing with his daughter for several years.
For many years he owned and operated a farm situated about two and a half miles southwest of Fulton and in later years he followed the same vocation in the Ebenezer neighborhood, west of Green Oak.
Mr. Pownall up until the last two years enjoyed remarkably good health, and one of his favorite forms of recreation was hunting. It is stated that on his 94th birthday he walked to Rochester, a round trip of eight miles, to spend the day with friends. His eyesight was exceptionally good up until his last illness and he never used glasses for any purpose other than reading.
Henry Nelson, son of Thomas and Mary Ann POWNALL, was born in Fulton county, Indiana, on November 13, 1847. On November 21, 1871, he was united in marriage with Lucreda WILLIAMS. His wife passed away 16 years ago, while they were residing in the Ebenezer neighborhood, southeast of this city. Mr. Pownall was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Brubaker and Mrs. Cora CARRITHERS, both of this city; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The body, taken to the Ditmire funeral home, was returned to the Brubaker residence Thursday afternoon, where friends may call.
Rites will be Saturday at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church in Rochester. Officiating will be Rev. E. R. CHAMPLIN of this city. Burial will be in the cemetery at Fulton.

Seaman first class John Alfred MECHLING, U. S. N. R., has been reported missing in action, according to a telegram received from the Navy Department late yesterday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy MECHLING of route 3, Argos. The telegram was signed by Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, chief of naval personnel, and said that more details would be sent when they were available.
Mechling was 21 years old August 4th, 1942, and enlisted on his birthday. He has two brothers in the service, and in addition to his parents there are a sister, Mrs. Grace BATSLEER, of South Bend, and two brothers, William [MECHLING] of Plymouth, and Jean [MECHLING], at home.

Friday, February 26, 1943

William H. LaTURNER, 68, a life-long resident of Argos, passed away Thursday at his home following an illness of over 13 months' duration. The deceased who was a day laborer, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Argos and Marshall county.
William H., son of John and Nancy LaTURNER, was born on a farm in Walnut township, near Argos, on September 18th, 1874. In 1909 he was married to Alice BEAM. He was a member of the Argos Church of God.
Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Gelora McCOY, of Goshen; Mrs. Lola SAUSAMAN, of Kokomo, and Miss Dorothy LaTURNER, at home; a son, Francis [LaTURNER], of Argos, and a brother, Bert LaTURNER, also of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos, Saturday afternoon, two o'clock. Rev. Ernest TREBER will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Relatives and friends have received word of the death of Major Carl F. BEYER, 60, of Warsaw, veteran of the Mexican border and World War I, who died Tuesday night in a Chicago hospital, where he had been a patient since December. Major Beyer was suffering from heart trouble.
He was the son of the late J. Fred BEYER who with his brothers, Ed [BEYER] and August [BEYER], founded the BEYER BROTHERS PRODUCE COMPANY in Rochester. This company was later purchased by ARMOUR AND COMPANY.
At the outbreak of the Mexican border trouble with Pancho Villa, the deceased was a captain of a national guard company at Warsaw which included a number of Rochester and Fulton county men.
During the World War he was advanced to a major and served with a Transport unit. He was also a member of the American Legion. Survivors are the widow and a brother, Harold BEYER, of Warsaw.

Saturday, February 27, 1943

Charles CHURCHILL, 75, of near Akron, passed away Friday evening at 5:20 at the Reese nursing home in Peru. Death resulted from complications after an illness of several years.
The deceased was born on October 31, 1868 near Akron and lived in the Akron community his entire life. His wife preceded him in death. Mr. Churchill was a laborer by occupation.
He is survived by two sons.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Church of God in Akron with the Reverend D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, March 1, 1943

Richard Edwin BIGGS, 18, of 323 Fulton avenue, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey BIGGS, passed away Saturday evening at 11:05. Coroner Dean K. STINSON has not reached a decision as to the cause of his death and will continue the investigation.
The deceased was born on June 25th, 1924, in Rochester, living here most of his life with the exception of a few years spent in Kokomo. He attended Rochester high school and was employed as a factory worker at the ELIN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION. He had taken his first examination for the army and was due to be inducted soon. Dick was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Survivors are: the parents; three brothers, Dale [BIGGS] and William [BIGGS], of the U. S. Army; Robert Dean [BIGGS], at home; four sisters, Betty Lou [BIGGS], Dolores Mae [BIGGS], Julia Iolene [BIGGS], and Marjorie Jeanne [BIGGS], all at home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 when the body will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the Methodist church. The Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Frances C. YEARICK, 85, passed away at 10:00 Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred STEVENSON, of Denver, Colo. Her death was caused by heart trouble after an illness of several days.
She was born on June 14, 1857 in Marshall county and spent all of her life there until the death of her husband in 1931 after which she moved to Colorado to live with her daughter. She was married to Nathan YEARICK on June 10, 1877. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Cora STEVENSON, of Denver; one son, Rustin YEARICK, of Rochester, and one granddaughter, Frances YEARICK, of Omaha, Neb.
The body will arrive at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, Tuesday afternoon, and the funeral will be held there at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 3, 1943

Cornelia CRANDALL, 85, passed away at her home at 229 E. 14th Street, at 11:15 Tuesday evening. Death was due to leakage of the heart after an illness of eight months.
The deceased was born on October 7, 1857 in Cook County, Bremen, Ill. From Illinois she moved to New York and back to Illinois in 1889. Miss Crandall moved to Rochester in October 1919, and has lived here since that time. Her parents were Jonathan CRANDALL and Jane WEBB CRANDALL. She was a housekeeper.
Survivors include: a sister, Mrs. Orpha A. PRICE, with whom the deceased lived, and one brother, John I. CRANDALL, of Sayre, Pa. One sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
The hour of the funeral is incomplete. Services will be held at the Presbyterian church with the Rev. Glenn McGEE presiding. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is now at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Final rites for Richard BIGGS who died Saturday evening will be held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2:30. The Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will officiate. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the church where he will lie in state from 1:30 to 2:30. Interment will be made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friends in Rochester have received word of the death of Mrs. Ruth BAKER WARNER, 50, of South Bend, and the widow of Wilbur M. WARNER, who died at her home in South Bend Sunday evening. Death was caused by a heart ailment after an illness of six weeks.
Mrs. Warner assumed the presidency of the Soft Water Service, Inc., after the death of Mr. Warner in 1941.
Survivors are: the mother, Mrs. F. M. BAKER; a sister, Grace [BAKER], both of South Bend; a son, Pvt. Wilbur M. WARNER, [Jr.], of Miami Beach, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon from the residence of the mother, Mrs. F. M. Baker, 146 LaPorte Avenue, South Bend.

Thursday, March 4, 1943

Mrs. Minta HOLEMAN, 74, a life-long resident of Rochester and Fulton county, passed away at 3:20 o'clock Thursday morning at her apartment over the Levi Dry Goods store. Death resulted from complications following an illness of a month's duration.
Mrs. Holeman, who was active in the religious, social and charitable movements in this city, had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
The deceased was born December 25th, 1868, in the Antioch community, southwest of this city. She was the daughter of George W. and Minerva CARTER. On April 5th, 1898, she was united in marriage with Allen HOLEMAN in a ceremony solemnized in the Presbyterian manse. Her husband, who owned and operated a bank in this city for a number of years preceded her in death some time ago. Mrs. Holeman was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and took an active part in the affairs of that organization.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Carl NEUNFELDT and a son, Earl HOLEMAN, both of Hobart, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Jean NEUNFELDT, and Jack [HOLEMAN] and Betty HOLEMAN. Mrs. Holeman was the last member of a family of 11 children.
The time for the funeral as yet has not been decided, however, the Rev. Mr. HALBORSEN, of Hobart, Ind., assisted by Rev. Harry BAILEY, of this city, will be in charge of the services. Interment is to be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call.

Fred Newby returned yesterday from Atlanta, Ga., where he was called by the death of his father, Stephen M. NEWBY, 78, a former resident of this city. Mr. Newby passed away February 26th.
The deceased was a druggist and from 1906 to 1916 he owned what is now the GILBERT DRUG STORE. After selling the store he moved to Lagrange and later to Atlanta. He was a graduate of the Purdue School of Pharmacy.
Survivors include: the widow; one son, Fred NEWBY; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret MAURSEY, of Midland, Mich., and Mrs. Mary BABER of Detroit, Mich.; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Doris NEWBY MADLEM, of this city.
Burial was made at Atlanta.

Funeral services for Cornelia CRANDALL, 85, who passed away Tuesday evening at her home on East Fourteenth street, will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn McGEE will officiate. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, March 5, 1943

Charles F. BEEHLER, 88, who resided with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Utter, of near Rochester, passed away at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death resulted from complications after an illness of three weeks.
The deceased was born in Morgan county, Tenn., on November 28, 1854, and moved to this community when he was nine years old. Mr Beehler has resided in Fulton county since that time. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Charles BEEHLER. He was married in 1878 to Ellen WALTERS who passed away 13 years ago. He was a retired farmer by occupation and a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.
Survivors include: the daughter, Mrs Frank UTTER, of four miles east of this city; three sons, Alvin C. [BEEHLER], of Leiters Ford; Earl [BEEHLER] and Lee [BEEHLER], both of Logansport, and ten grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be taken from the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron to the Utter residence this afternoon.

Edwin F. CURTIS, 85, died of heart trouble at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Fauts, of Macy, Thursday afternoon. He had been ill for the past three weeks.
Mr. Curtis was born October 2nd, 1857, in Fulton county and lived near Macy and Akron all of his life. His parents were Noah and Nancy CURTIS. He was married twice; first to Jenny BROWN, of this city, and second, to Elizabeth SEARS, of Akron. Both are deceased. The deceased was a member of the Akron Methodist church and a farmer by occupation.
Survivors are: one son, by the first marriage, Mark [CURTIS], of Wisconsin; and one daughter, Mrs Frank FAUTS, of Macy, by the second marriage. Two children, a son, Vine [CURTIS], and a daughter, May [CURTIS], both by the first wife, preceded their father in death. Nine grandchildren also survive.
Final rites will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist church in Akron. The Rev. H. O. CONWAY will preside at the services. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron. The body is now at the Moyer Funeral Home, in Akron, and will be returned to the home of the daughter in Macy Saturday afternoon, and will remain there until the hour of the services.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minta HOLEMAN, who passed away at 3:30 Thursday morning will be held at the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. Arlin HALVERSEN, from the Hobart Baptist church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Harry BAILEY of the Baptist church in this city.
The body will be taken to the church Sunday at 12 o'clock noon, and will lie in state until the hour of the services The casket will be open from noon until 2:00 o'clock at which time it will be closed, not to be reoppened. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Interment will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in the family lot.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Fort Wayne for Ray NELSON, a former Kewanna resident who died at Fort Wayne.

While in Kewanna he was an agent for the Pennsylvania railroad. He had been employed in the Nickel Plate yards near New Haven and resided in Fort Wayne. Leaving his work that afternoon he started to walk across the lot to the bus station but missed the conveyance. He then started back toward the Studebaker plant in that locality and was overcome with a heart attack and died in the dispensary of the plant without regaining consciousness.

Saturday, March 6, 1943

Final rites for Charles F. BEEHLER, 88, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank UTTER, on Thursday afternoon, will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Grandview Evangelical church. The Rev. Mr. MOORE of Athens will officiate. Interment will be made in the South Germany cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. John SHANAFELDT, 58, of South Bend, former resident of Rochester, were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon from the A. M. Russell chapel in South Bend, with burial in the Riverview cemetery in South Bend.
She was born near Rochester and had lived in South Bend for a number of years. Survivors include the husband, a daughter, two sons, a brother, Cecil TOWNE, of Chicago, and five sisters: Mrs. Ethel KEESEY, Mrs. Fern FAIRCHILD, Mrs. May O'DAFFER and Mrs. Belle WEBB, of South Bend; and Mrs. Anna FENSTERMACHER, of this city.

Monday, March 8, 1943

Carlton Haskett, of this city, received word that his father, J. H. HASKETT, 66, of Edenton, N.C., passed away at eight o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of one year. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Haskett was born in Hertford, N.C., on June 27, 1876 and spent his entire life in North Carolina. He was married on February 28, 1899 to Neannie ROGERSON. His parents were Joshua and Mollie HASKETT. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. W. C. BUNCH, of Edenton, N.C. and Mrs. Haywood COTHRAN, of Virginia; three sons; LeRoy [HASKETT], of Edenton; J. H. [HASKETT], Jr., of Virginia, and Carlton [HASKETT], of this city.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at four o'clock at the residence. Mr. Haskett returned from a visit to his father about three weeks ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis HALL, of 492 E. 9th street, received a telegram this morning from the Secretary of War informing them that their only son, Pvt. John T. HALL, 26, of the U. S. Infantry, has been missing in action in the North African area since February 17th.
Pvt. Hall was inducted into the armed forces on October 22, 1941 and was sent to Fort Dix, New York. From Fort Dix he was sent overseas in May, 1942. He was sent first to Ireland; then England. From England Pvt. Hall was transferred to Scotland and then to Algeria.
The Halls moved here in approximately 1930 from Warsaw. While in Rochester Pvt. Hall was employed as a trucker.

Mrs. Amanda Ellen SHRIVER, who resides on a farm a mile southwest of Akron, passed away Saturday evening 8:30 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which she suffered about ten days ago. Mrs. Shriver had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county where she had resided for over 60 years.

Ellen [SMOKER], daughter of Christian and Susan SMOKER, was born on a farm near Denver, Ind., on November 7th, 1861. On April 24th, 1893, she was united in marriage with Samuel SHRIVER The deceased was a member of the Church of God, of Akron. Mrs. Shriver's mother, who passed away August 29th, 1941, at the age of 98 years, was the oldest woman in Miami county at the time of her demise. A brother and a sister of the deceased also preceded her in death during the past 18 months, it was stated.
Surviving are a son, Edwin M. SHRIVER, of Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs Oliver POWELL, of near Green Oak, and Mrs. Emma BURKETT, of near Rochester; three brothers, Frank [SMOKER], Charles [SMOKER] and Albert SMOKER, all of Akron, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Tuesday, March 9, 1943

Word was received this morning by Mrs. Lowell BAIN at Lake Manitou that her nephew, Pvt. George Lowell ESCHENBRENNER, 22, who has been serving in the army overseas for nearly a year has been reported missing in action as of February 17th in the North African area.
A telegram was received yesterday from the Secretary of War by Pvt. Eschenbrenner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George ESCHENBRENNER, of Indianapolis, bearing the news. Pvt. Eschenbrenner's wife is a student at Indiana University at Bloomington.
Pvt. Eschenbrenner is well-known around Lake Manitou and has many friends here after spending several summers with Mr. and Mrs. Lowell BAIN at their home on th north shore.

Edward GALLIPO, 67, farmer residing 3-1/2 miles southeast of Macy, passed away at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy suffered early Monday morning. The deceased was well known throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mr. Gallipo was born in Michigan on March 25th, 1876. His parents were Joseph and Emma GALLIPO. He came to Macy 31 yeas ago from North Dakota. On January 26th, 1907, he was united in marriage with Eva GLASSORD. The deceased was a member of the Ebenezer church.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Dwight GALLIPO, principal of the Fulton high school; three sisters, Mrs. August FURHMAN, of Mankato, Minn.; Mrs. Loraine ITEN, of Lesuer, Minn.; Mrs. Genevieve KING, of Oak Tenace, Minn.; and three brothers, James [GALLIPO], of Minneapolis; Albert [GALLIPO], of St. Paul, and Fred [GALLIPO], of California.
Funeral services will be held at the Ebenezer church, east of Deedsville, Thursday afternoon, two o'clock. Burial will be made in a cemetery adjacent to the church. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton Wednesday afternoon to the Gallipo farm residence where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, March 10, 1943

Rochester friends and relatives have been apprised of the death of Mrs. Alva COLWELL, 62, of Russiaville, Ind., which occurred Monday evening in the Kokomo hospital. Death resulted from a cancer following an illness of several months' duration.

Mrs. Flora COLWELL, who was the daughter of William and Martha CONRAD, left Rochester about 20 years ago. Her husband during his residency here was employed at the NOFTSGER ELEVATOR. The deceased is survived by her husband, four children and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at the Russiaville, Ind., Christian church. Burial will be in the Springbrook cemetery, near Logansport.

Mr. and Mrs. Loyd HERRELL of near Rochester, have received a letter from the Secretary of War stating that their son, Pfc. Raymond HERRELL, 24, has been missing in action in the North African area since February 20th.
Pfc. Herrell enlisted in the U. S. Army at Kokomo, approximately three years ago and after completing his training here he was sent to Ireland. From Ireland he was transferred to North Africa in November, 1942. He was a student at Rochester high school and after his schooling was a farmer.

Thursday, March 11, 1943

The War Department notified Mrs. Grant SHENEFIELD on Tuesday, March 9th, that her husband has been missing in action since February 17th, in the North African area.
The couple were married on February 17, 1942. Shortly after their marriage [Grant] SHENEFIELD left the country for overseas duty with the armed forces. He has been in Africa for several months.
On February 17, 1943, Mrs. Shenefield received a bouquet of red roses which had been wired to her by her husband for their first wedding anniversary. Mrs. Shenefield is now living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur PARKHURST, south of Argos.

Friday, March 12, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce LOWE, of R.R. 6, received word from their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin LOWE, that their grandson, Sgt. Ben LOWE, Jr., 24, according to a telegram from the War Department has been missing in action in the North Africa area since February 17th.
Sgt. Lowe is married and his wife resides in South Bend. He was a member of the Engineers Regiment of the first armored division. Sgt. Lowe was inducted into the army from South Bend in 1941 with the second group of selectees under the selective service act.
He is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. George McKEE and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey CLARY of this city, and is well known here.

Saturday, March 13, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Russell MURPHY and Mrs. Gus SHOTT were in North Judson Friday where they attended the funeral of Mrs. SHOTT's brother-in-law, William SHOTT.

Mrs. William C. JURGENSMEYER, of northeast of Rochester late yesterday received word of the death of her brother William WEST, which occurred Friday afternoon, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edna THOMPSON, of Frankfort, Ind. Mr. West had been visiting at his daughter's home for the past six weeks.
For the past eight years the deceased had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. JURGENSMEYER where he was employed in farming.
Mr. West was born in Montgomery county, Indiana on July 23rd, 1875. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago.
Surviving are the daughter, at Frankfort; six grandchildren; two brothers, J. T. WEST, of Tacoma, Wash.; Kenton WEST, of Brookville, Ind. and a sister, Mrs. W. C. JURGENSMEYER, of near Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Thompson home in Frankfort Sunday morning. The body will then be returned to Rochester where interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The funeral cortege is expected to arrive in this city around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

John Albert ANDERSON, 59, passed away at his home, six miles southwest of Kewanna, at 1:15 Friday afternoon. Death resulted from heart trouble after an illness of several weeks.
The deceased was born on April 2, 1883, in Grant Park, Ill., and lived in his present farm home for the past 25 years. He was married on October 19, 1904, to Miss Brida HENDY. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John ANDERSON. Mr. Anderson was a farmer by occupation.
Survivors include the wife, one daughter, Florence Alma [ANDERSON], at home; one son, George [ANDERSON], of Kewanna; three grandchildren, Alice May [ANDERSON], David [ANDERSON] and Billie ANDERSON.
Funeral arrangements are not yet completed.

Monday, March 15, 1943

One of Fulton county's oldest inhabitants, James C. STALEY, died after a one week's illness in the Woodlawn hospital Saturday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock.
Mr. Staley had resided in Miami and Fulton counties for his life-span of 90 years. He was born August 14, 1852, and had farmed east of Fulton for the past years. His wife, Cora BURCH STALEY, preceded him in death.
The survivors of the deceased are his son, William STALEY of Fulton, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The cause of Mr. Staley's death was reported to be a stroke. He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
The funeral was held at the Ditmire Chapel Monday afternoon at 2:00, and the burial was in the Five Corners cemetery near Fulton. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Stacey SHAW, of Fulton.

Lieut. Albert EMERSON, who has been in all of the major battles in the Pacific since Pearl Harbor has been reported missing in action since February 5th.
Lieut. Emerson is a nephew of Mrs. Arthur METZLER and Mrs. M. O. KING. He was twice decorated for heroic action in shooting down enemy planes in the battle of the Solomons.
He had seen active service for 14 months and had been granted his first leave. Emerson was preparing to leave for home when he was asked to stay a week longer. It was during this week that his plane was shot down. His wife, the former Helen DISHER, was in California waiting for him to return for his leave when she received the word that he was "missing."

Seventy-seven year old Arlie GILLILAND, who had been ailing in health for the past year, passed away at the New Castle, Ind., clinic The time of death was 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The deceased was born May 7, 1866 at Larwill, Ind., the son of John and Nancy GILLILAND. In 1880, he moved to Rochester and in 1891 he married Emma WADE of Rochester. They have resided here since that time. At the time of his death, the deceased's address was 1315 Bancroft street.
Mr. Gilliland was one of the charter members of the Eagles lodge.
The survivors include: the widow, Mrs. Emma GILLILAND; two sons, Ed GILLILAND, and Orville GILLILAND; one daughter, Mrs. Hulda McCALLA; two half-brothers, in Ohio; four half-sisters, in Indiana; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON will be in charge of the services as the late Mr. Gilliland was a member of the Methodist church. Burial will be held in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, but the body will remain in state at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home on Jefferson street, where friends may pay their respects.

Following an illness of six weeks, from a heart ailment, L. J. OLIVER, 84, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning at his home a mile and a half south of Argos, on Road 31. The deceased had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Mr. Oliver was born in Cass county on March 19th, 1858. He had been a resident of the Argos community for the past 25 years. On October 20th, 1918, he was united in marriage with Addie O'BLENNIS. His parents were William and Caroline OLIVER.
Survivors are a son, Walter D. OLIVER, of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Chloe BILLIG, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma GLASS, of Plymouth; Miss Jessie OLIVER, of Macy; Mrs. A. W. DAINTER, of Toledo, Ohio; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, three o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. E. Duane THISTLETHWAITE will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

William C. FOY, 91, former resident of Fulton and Cass counties, passed away Sunday morning, eight o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Hall, at Osceola, Ind. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration.
William E. FOY was born February 14th, 1851, in Cass county, Ind. On October 2nd, 1851 [sic], he was united in marriage with Mary Ellen SMITH who preceded him in death in 1930. He followed the occupation of farming until his retirement several years ago.
The survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. Amy STUDEBAKER, of Fulton; Mrs. Floy St.CLAIR, of Grass Creek; Mrs. Mary HALL, of Osceola; three sons, Homer FOY, of North Onville, N.D.; Laurence FOY, of Reading, Pa.; Telford FOY, of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, March 16, 1943

Clem V. MILLER, 78, life-long resident of Rochester and vicinity, passed away at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home at 1111 South Madison street, this city. Death resulted from pernicious anemia from which he had suffered for the past eight years. Mr. Miller's condition became extremely grave early last fall.

The deceased who was an active worker in the Democratic party served two terms as sheriff of Fulton county, starting his first term in the year 1906. During the past several years he was a member of the election board of Fulton county. Mr. Miller had a host of friends throughout Fulton and surrounding counties.
Clem V., son of George and Hester MILLER, was born July 19th, 1864, in the Burton neighborhood northwest of Rochester. On March 14th, 1888, he was united in marriage with Miss Della EDWARDS in a ceremony solemnized in this city. For several years Mr. Miller was engaged in farming in the Burton and Green Oak communities. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F., the Knights of Pythias and the Rebekah lodges and served as a trustee of the K. of P. lodge since 1900.
The survivors are his wife; a son, Clarence E. MILLER, of Columbus, O.; and a sister, Mrs. Abe BLACKETOR, of Rochester. Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as today's edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

William J. SLISHER, aged 44, died in Chicago Sunday morning. His death resulted from a heart attack.
The deceased was born June 5, 1898, son of John and Ella SLISHER, Macy. He had resided at one time in Macy, but at the present time was living in Chicago. He was a member of the Hammond Christian church.
The survivors of the late Mr. Slisher are his father, John SLISHER, of Macy; his brothers, Paul [SLISHER] and Charles [SLISHER], of Macy; Carl [SLISHER] of Chicago; and Devoe [SLISHER], of Michigan City; and one sister, Mrs. Zadie GUNTER, of Michigan City.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Macy Christian church with Rev. R. M. BLACK, of Macy, conducting. The body was brought to Rochester this morning, then to the Ditmire Chapel of Fulton, where friends may call.

The funeral of William E. FOY will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Ditmire Chapel of Fulton. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery east of Lucerne

The first death of a Fulton county man to occur in a U. S. training camp was reported to Red Cross Secretary, Mrs. Bessie FRETZ, late last night, from Indianapolis headquarters of the Red Cross. The death was that of Staff Sergeant Clyde Leslie LOWNES, 29, formerly of the Mt. Olive neighborhood, south of Rochester.
S/Sgt. Lownes, 29, died presumably while undergoing a tolsilectomy operation at four o'clock Monday evening, in a hospital at Pyote, Texas. Elmer LOWNES, father of the young man, who was informed of his son's death early today, stated Clyde had written him several days ago that he was to undergo a tonsilectomy.
S/Sgt. Lownes had resided in the Mt.Olive community since he was two years of age, the family moving there from Manteno, Ill.
Clyde Leslie, son of Elmer L. and Addie Agnes LOWNES, was born January 7th, 1914 at Manteno, Ill. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Gleaners Life Insurance Society. At the time of his demise he was serving as Staff Sergeant in U. S. A. Bomb Squadron at Pyote, Texas.
The survivors are his father; a sister, Lucille LOWNES, of Mt. Olive; a half-sister, Mrs. L. T. RENTSCHLER, of Fulton; and a half-brother, Harvey HUBERT, now serving with the U. S. Navy somewhere in the Pacific. His mother preceded him in death 11 years ago.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, however the body will be returned to the Lownes home for the services, it was stated.

Rochester friends have been apprised of the death of H. Glenn YOUNG, 64, of Goshen, Ind., which occurred Monday morning in a Goshen hospital. Mr. Young was a former resident of this city a number of years ago, where he was engaged in the lumber business.
The deceased is survived by his widow; a son, Carl YOUNG, of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. John FORBES, of Goshen; a brother, Harry YOUNG, of Sarasota, Fla., and two sisters
Funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Culp funeral home in Goshen, it was stated.

One of Rochester's few remaining Spanish-American War veterans passed away this morning at 5:30 o'clock in the Hines Veterans Hospital in Hines, Ill. He was Mitchell BAKER, life-long resident of Rochester and vicinity.
Mr. Baker was born May 17, 1872, in Jennings county and moved from southern Indiana in 1881. His parents were Stephen and Phoebe BAKER. He had been a blueprint expert with the Link-Belt of Chicago, but at the time of his death was in retirement at his Lake Manitou residence.
The deceased was a member of the local Skinner post for Spanish-American War veterans, of which he was a member of Company B, 158th Infantry. He was also an Odd Fellow and a Mason.
The survivors include his niece, who resides at her cottage on Lake Manitou, Mrs. Nellie TEODORESCU; his three sisters, Mrs. Bessie HOLT of Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Grace CLEVELAND and Mrs. Stella KOHONKE, both of Nettleton, Ark. Another survivor is his brother, Joseph BAKER, address unknown.
Mr. Baker was a graduate of Rochester Normal university and Purdue university.
Information concerning the time and place of his funeral will appear in tomorrow's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, March 17, 1943

Funeral services for Clem V. MILLER, well-known citizen, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. H. J. BAILEY of the Baptist church will conduct the services in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in the family plot at the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary where Mr. Miller is lying in state.

The funeral services for Mitchell BAKER, Spanish-American war veteran, who died Tuesday, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors. Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, pastor of the Grace Methodist church, will be in charge and the burial will be in the Shelton cemetery, south of this city. The Masons are to assist with the services and a graveside service will be conducted by the Skinner Post of Spanish-American War veterans.
At eight o'clock Thursday evening the Odd Fellows lodge will hold a ritualistic service in the Val Zimmerman funeral home.
Word has been received that the late Mr. Baker was one of the world's best long-distance runners, and had competed in many meets and some Olympic games. In 1925 Dudgerss BERGEN presented a cup to Mr. Baker for his winning the Detroit-to-Pontiac foot-race, which was just one of the many prizes he had been awarded Mention of Mr. Baker's prowess as a marathon runner was broadcast this morning in a sports review of Station WLS, Chicago.

Thursday, March 18, 1943

Funeral services for Carmen Maria [NYE], 8-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert NYE, 710 East Tenth street who passed away Tuesday afternoon, will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Church of God, in this city. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Carmen Maria, who was born July 7th, 1942, is survived by her parents and grandparents, Mrs. Ruth NYE, of Akron; Clifford NYE, of Detroit; and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard FLYNN, of this city.

Friday, March 19, 1943

John A. MECHLING, USNR, has been saved from a naval disaster and is now safe and sound, according to a telegram received from the Navy Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy MECHLING, of near Argos. . . . . .

Lloyd Briggs FARRAR, who resided on the North Shore of Lake Manitou, passed away at 6:45 o'clock Friday morning at the Woodlawn hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was removed to the hospital about four weeks ago for observation and treatment. Mr. Farrar was a retired pharmacist. At one time he owned and operated the pharmacy now known as GILBERT'S DRUG STORE, at the corner of Main and 7th streets.
Mr. Farrar was born in Whitley county, Indiana on August 20th, 1865. His parents were Charles and Rebecca (RAYMER) FARRAR. He had been a resident of this community for the past score of years, coming here from Indianapolis. His wife, who was the former Laura CURTIS, preceded him in death several years ago.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Frank WAITE, of Peru; Mrs. C. F. OLIVER and Mrs. R. L. MILLER, both of this city; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two sons preceded their father in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors, Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Christian church will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy, Ind.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida CRAYCRAFT, 83, who passed away Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter in St. Louis, Mo., will be held at the Albright Mortuary in Anderson, Ind., Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Craycraft is well known to several local people as she spent several summers at Lake Manitou, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Ray HAYNES. Mrs. Craycrafft's death was caused by a stroke of paralysis. She had been in ill health for the past two years, it was stated.

Mrs. Louella FLETCHER, 62, passed away at 3 a.m. today at her home in Walnut. Death was attributed to a heart ailment following an illness of two months duration. Mrs. Fletcher had resided in the Walnut community throughout her entire life.
Louella [ALDERFER], daughter of John and Martha ALDERFER, was born April 14th, 1880, in the vicinity of Walnut. She was united in marriage with Clayton FLETCHER on July 2nd, 1902. Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the Walnut Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Evadine DAVIS, of Argos; Mrs. Ruth DURKES, of Rochester; Mrs. June POLLEY, of Rochester; Mrs. Erma O'DELL, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Lucille REDDINGER, of Warsaw; a half-sister, Mrs. Teenie KINDIG, and a half-brother, Neil STAUFFER, both of South Bend; a step-father, Henry STAUFFER, of South Bend, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Walnut Methodist church, with Rev. HIRSCHBERGER, of Mishawaka, in charge. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery. The body which was taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos will be returned to the Fletcher home Saturday afternoon, where friends may call.

Benjamin COX, 87, former farmer of the Argos vicinity, passed away at nine o'clock Thursday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence HITTLE, of near Medaryville, Ind. Death resulted from complications following a two years' illness. The deceased had resided with his daughter for the past 12 years.
Mr. Cox was born in Kosciusko county on December 3rd, 1855. His parents were William and Sarah COX. On June 3rd, 1892, he was united in marriage with Dora ELKINS. His wife passed away May 16th, 1942. Mr. Cox followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement several years ago.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Nora ZUMBAUGH, of Argos, and Mrs. Cora HITTLE, of Medaryville; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Emma SHINN, of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Francis M. KING, of Plymouth, died at his home at 811 Lake avenue last evening at 9:15 o'clock. Death resulted from complications. Mr. King had been ill for the past six weeks.
The 79-year-old man was born in Delong, Ind., November 30th, 1864, and from there moved to Rochester, from whence he moved 25 years ago to Plymouth. He has resided there since, where he followed the vocations of teaching and farming. The survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Don S. CADOT, of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren, Donald [CADOT] and Richard CADOT, of Cleveland, and one sister, Mrs. Edith RIDDLE, of Plymouth.
The funeral will be held at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth with Rev. F. E. KLINE officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery. The body is now in the funeral home where friends may call until 10:30 tomorrow morning.

Saturday, March 20, 1943

Another Fulton county man was reported missing in a message received from the War Department by relatives Friday.
Arthur KUHN, Akron, received word from the War Department that Sgt. Arvid PUTMAN, of Akron, who made his home with the Kuhns before his induction, was missing in North Africa. The message stated that it was believed that Putman had been taken prisoner by the Germans.
Sgt. Putman, who was in the armored tank division, was among the first group of draftees to leave Fulton county on November 19, 1940. He also is the first Akron man reported missing.

Monday, March 22, 1943

Harding Field (La.) officials Saturday, announced that Second Lieutenant Ralph Wayne THORNBURG, 21, of Culver, was killed when his plane crashed in a swamp one mile north of the army base in Louisiana, Friday. Lieut. Thornburg was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph THORNBURG, of Culver.
Lieut. Thornburg was graduated from the Culver high school in 1939 and entered Purdue University in September of that year. On July 1st, 1941, Ralph enlisted in the U. S. army at Fort Benjamin Harrison, where he attended West Point Prep School. On February 1, 1942, he was transferred to the Air Corps and was sent to Maxwell Field, Ala., for pre-flight training. He received his commission and wings on January 14th, 1943 at Spencer Field, Ga. From there Lt. Thornburg was transferred to Harding Field, La.
The U. S. Air Corps pilot is survived by his parents, a sister, Barbara [THORNBURG], and his grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle ANDREWS, all of Culver.
The body which was sent to the Grossman funeral home in Argos has been removed to the Thornburg home in Culver. Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ralph JONES will be held Tuesday aftenoon, two o'clock, at the Culver Methodist church.

Albert JAMES, age 71, who resided two miles southeast of Kewanna, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 4:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon. He had been ill for the past month.
Mr. James was born February 21, 1872, the son of Alizah and Margaret JAMES, in Switzerland County, Ind. He has resided in Kewanna for 24 years, coming here from Sheldon, Illinois.
On March 3, 1898 he married Minnie HOPELAND in Sheldon, Ill. He followed the occupation of farming and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Virgil JAMES, of Lagrange, Ill.; two grandchildren, Margaret [JAMES] and Robert JAMES, of Lagrange; and one sister, Mrs Norma RUNKLE, of Grand Haven, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the Church of Christ in Kewanna with Rev. Albert WORL officiating. Burial will be in Sheldon, Ill. The body will be moved this evening from the Harrison funeral home to the James home where friends may call.

Isaac Robinson BARKER of Fulton died of a heart attack Saturday morning at eight o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence EMRAH, 311 Garro street, Plymouth. The 88-year-old Mr. Barker had been ill for several years.
He was born in Shelby county, Ohio, August 14th, 1855, and moved to Fulton 45 years ago from Denver, Ind. On June 3rd, 1895, he married Minnie BEATTIE who preceded him in death. He worked as a blacksmith at Fletchers Lake for many years.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Emrah, Plymouth; Mrs. Irene EMRAH, Logansport; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Ed BARKER, of Fulton.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the Ditmire chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, pastor of the Baptist Temple, presiding. Burial was made in the Fletchers Lake cemetery.

Tuesday, March 23, 1943

Dr. Dean K. STINSON, county coroner, recently announced his finding in an inquest which was conducted in the death of Richard BIGGS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey BIGGS. The report stated that the youth's death was due to "acute myocarditis, pulmonary oedena and embolic nephritis following septisemia." Septisemia developed from burns the youth suffered on his hands a few weeks before his death.

Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral of Mitchell BAKER held recently were Daniel TEODORESCA, Mrs. Juan TOBIAS, Mrs. Bobby HOSELBUSH, Mrs. Sophia POPE and son, Billie [POPE], all of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. John BRONSON of Argos.

Wednesday, March 24, 1943

Lieut. A. C. EMERSON, nephew of Attorney Arthur METZLER of this city, is pictured in a full page color drawing in the March 22nd Life Magazine. The drawing is done by Artist-correspondent Tom LEA, Life reporter, who was aboard the airplane carrier Hornet when Lieut. Emerson was aboard her.
Emerson was a government instructor at Pensacola, Fla., and at the St. Louis air field. He has been in all of the major battles of the war, including Marshall islands, Wake, Coral sea, and Guadalcanal.
Mr. Metzler has not heard from his nephew since January of this year, and the last time he saw him was a year and a half ago. Lieut. Emerson's home is in San Diego, Calif.

It was learned today that Belle BERNETHA of this city, recently received word of the death of her brother, Lon BERNETHA, which occurred March 17th at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. Funeral services and burial were in the southern city.
Mr. Bernetha who was a retired Pennsylvania railroad employee, was agent at North Judson, Ind., for a long number of years. He was a brother of the late Judge Harry E. BERNETHA, of this city, and had often visited here.
The survivors other than his sister, is a daughter, Mrs Karl FAIR, of Denver, Colo.

Thursday, March 25, 1943

Twelve Mile, Ind., March 25. - Emanuel ULERICK, 72, retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at his home, four miles northwest of Twelve Mile, from a heart attack. Mr. Ulerick was born in Cass county on March 5, 1871, the son of Henry and Caroline ULERICK. He was married to Cora MONESMITH August 9, 1893. She died December 31, 1941.
Mr. Ulerick's body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home and was returned to the residence Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the Metea Baptist church, with the Rev. Harry REA officiating. Burial will be at Metea.
Mr. Ulerick is survived by two sons, Lawrence [ULERICK], of Cass county, and Frank [ULERICK], of Kokomo; one daughter, Mrs. Mae EYTCHESON, of Fulton; 11 grandchildren, and one brother, Martin [ULERICK], living near Twelve Mile.

Friday, March 26, 1943

Word has been received here of the death of Everett HATTERY, former local resident.
Mr. Hattery passed away Thursday at his home in Blue Island, Ill.
The funeral cortege will arrive here on Saturday morning and will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the designated time for the funeral. Rev. BAILEY will officiate and Masonic burial rites will be held at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.
A complete obituary will appear later in The News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Suzanna B. KENEBLE COMPTON, 79, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. G. S. KEITZER, of 1022 East Ewing avenue, South Bend. She was ill two years. She was born in Grass Creek.
She was married in 1880 to George M. COMPTON, who is deceased. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Keitzer and Mrs. B. S. MOORE, of South Bend; Mrs. Neil PANKOW, of Winamac; and Mrs. Joseph NICHOLS, of Argos; a son, Fieldon COMPTON, of Rochester; two brothers, Schuyler [KENEBLE] and John KENEBLE, of Winamac, and a sister, Mrs. Matilda CLARK, of South Bend.
The body was removed to Kewanna today and funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Brethren church there, with Rev. L. C. SMITH, of Culver, officiating. Burial will be in Grass Creek cemetery.

Saturday, March 27, 1943

Word was received this morning that Arthur BRIDEGROOM, former Mt. Olive resident, died of diabetes in Owassa, Mich., Thursday.
Mr. Bridegroom had been ill for the past two weeks and had lived in Fulton county until 20 years ago. He was 64 years old when he died.
His wife, who preceded him in death, was Effie GREEN BRIDEGROOM of this county. He was the son of Leopold and Malinda BRIDEGROOM and had spent his last years in retirement from the wholesale grocery business.
The lone survivor of the deceased is his son, Claude BRIDEGROOM, of this vicinity. He has gone to Owassa for the funeral services which are to be held Monday.

At 10 o'clock Friday night Leslie E. SLICK, 61-year-old Kewanna, life-long resident, died in Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack which was preceded by pneumonia and complications.
Mr. Slick was born October 12, 1881 in Kewanna and at the time of his death he was residing on North Smith street there. He was the son of Byron and Lucy SLICK and had followed the occupation of farmer before he retired several years ago.
Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Helen [SLICK]; two brothers, Milo SLICK of Walkerton, Ind., and Jay SLICK of Lomita Park, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma CARTER of Dunkirk, Ind.; and Mrs. Stella GRUBE of Kewanna.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. Reverend Hugh HALL of the Kewanna Baptist church will conduct the services. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.

Monday, March 29, 1943

Mrs. Jess SHELTON, of this city, received word that her step-father, M. M. DURGAN, died early this morning in Springfield, Ill.

Minnie Elizabeth THOMAS, 56 years old Fulton county resident, died at her home one mile north of the city at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Her death was attributed to heart trouble. She had been ill for several months.
Mrs. Thomas was born August 22, 1886 in Miami, Ind., daughter of George and Sarah FRITZ and in 1906 married William A. THOMAS. The Thomases moved here from Kokomo 24 years ago and have made many friends in the county during that time.
The survivors are Mr. Thomas; two daughters, Mrs. Charles CLINGER of Rochester and Mrs. Frederick E. BERGER of Argos; seven sons, Homer [THOMAS] and James [THOMAS], of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Pvt. Clarence [THOMAS], of Alliance Air Base, Nebraska; Robert [THOMAS], of Winamac; William [THOMAS], Floyd [THOMAS] and Paul [THOMAS], of this city. There are also four grandchildren. Two sons and one granddaughter preceded Mrs. Thomas in death. One sister, Mrs. Maggie BROWN, resides in Kokomo.
The funeral services will be held at the Foster funeral home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will remain in the funeral home until the time of the rites to enable friends to call.

Mrs. Evelyn HOSTETLER, 31, passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey GRAY, of Argos, Sunday evening at 10:53 o'clock. Death resulted from tuberculosis following an illness of two years' duration. Mrs. Hostetler had been a resident of the Argos community for the past 25 years.
Evelyn [GRAY], daughter of Harvey and Myrtle GRAY, was born August 8th, 1911, at Mancelona, Mich.
The survivors are her parents; the husband, Ed HOSTETLER, of Walkerton, Ind.; two sons, Raymond [HOSTETLER] and Allen [HOSTETLER]; a brother, Everett GRAY, of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Mable PARISH, of Argos, and Mrs. Gerrie ELLIS, of Prenary, Mich.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Frank SMITH, 63-year-old Fulton county life-long resident, passed away Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock at his home, 2-1/2 miles southeast of Akron. Mr. Smith had been ill for several weeks; but a heart attack was said to be the cause of his death.
Frank Smith was born near Akron on October 31, 1879, of Charles and Lavina (HOFFMAN) SMITH. On October 28, 1902, he married Miss Ella DAY.
He was a member of the Brethren church and the Modern Woodmen of America.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Smith; one daughter, Mrs. Andrew HARPER of Elkhart; one brother, Jacob J. SMITH, of Elkhart, and one granddaughter.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Brethren church with the Rev. William OVERHOLSER of Akron and the Rev. Russel STODT of Mishawaka conducting the services. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Funeral services for Everett F. HATTERY, 51, who passed away at his home in Blue Island, Ill., from arteriosclerosis, were held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Monday afternoon and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. Hattery resided in Rochester for a score of years where he was employed as a telephone maintenance man for the Erie railroad and he also operated an insurance and real estate business for several years. At the time of his demise he was employed as towerman for the Grand Trunk railroad at Blue Island The Hatterys left Rochester about six years ago.
Everett F. Hattery was born May 5th, 1891, at Inwood, Ind. His parents were Frank and Effie HATTERY. In 1923 he was united in marriage with Alberta COOPER in a ceremony solemnized at Chicago. The deceased was a member of the Masonic order.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alberta HATTERY, who is confined in the Billings hospital at Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Guy BOOKS and Mrs. William MOORE, both of Rochester; two brothers, Ora HATTERY, of Fort Wayne and Ernest HATTERY, of Plymouth; and his father, Frank HATTERY, of Plymouth.

Wednesday, March 31, 1943

William (Buddy) Oscar SMYTHE, who resided with his daughter, Mrs. S. G. Shaw, 1-1/2 miles southwest of Leiters Ford, passed away at her home this morning at five o'clock. Mr. Smythe had been ill for the past year and death resulted from complications.
He was born November 5, 1864, in New Maysville, Ind., and moved to this vicinity ten years ago from Indianapolis.
In 1886 William Smythe was united in marriage to Suzanne Elizabeth WHITE in Ladoga, Ind.
During his lifetime he was occupied in railroading until his retirement some years ago. He belonged to the Railroad Brotherhood organization.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. S. G. SHAW of Leiters Ford, one daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
The funeral plans are as yet incomplete, pending the arrival of his grandson, Gordon SHAW, of Blythe, Calif. Burial will be held in the Indianapolis Crownhill cemetery and the body is lying in state at the Foster Funeral Home of this city.

Rites for a former Akron resident, Miss Gladys McNEELY, aged 23, of 833 Marietta street, South Bend, who committed suicide in her apartment Sunday afternoon were held from the Danielson funeral home in Plymouth at 2 p.m. today. Burial was made in the New Oak Hill cemetery there.
Miss McNeely committed suicide by asphyxiation after leaving a note declaring it was "better for all concerned." Deputy Coroner Robert L. BRAUNSDORF, South Bend, said that she turned on the kitchen stove gas jets, sat down, and wrote the note.
Frank GUEST, who lives in the same apartment house found Miss McNeely on the floor of the kitchen. Firemen and doctors were summoned and administered artificial respiration for two hours before she was pronounced dead. Miss McNeely was employed at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant.
She was born in Akron, Ind., May 9, 1919 and had been a resident of South Bend for four weeks. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McNEELY of Plymouth and three brothers, Kenneth E. [McNEELY] and Charles McNEELY of Plymouth and Basil V. McNEELY, of South Bend.

Thursday, April 1, 1943

Funeral services for William SMYTHE, of near Leiters Ford, who passed away at his daughter's home yesterday morning, will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will conduct the services and burial will be in the Crownhill cemetery, Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock for Joseph E. LEASURE, former Kewanna resident. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Leasure died Tuesday evening in his home at Valparaiso of complications following an illness of several days.
The 70-year-old man moved to Kewanna from Chillicothe, Ohio. He lived in Kewanna for 45 years, moving to Valparaiso 15 years ago.
The deceased was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1873, his parents being Mr. and Mrs. Thomas LEASURE.
Mr. Leasure was a carpenter all of his life and was well known throughout the county.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret LEASURE of Valparaiso; two brothers, M. T. LEASURE of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Floyd LEASURE of California; four sisters, Mrs. Suzan HOFFMAN of Grass Creek, Mrs. Emma SMITH of California, Mrs. Lavina HOLLAND of Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Tillie HOLLAND of Winamac.

Mr. and Mrs. Selden J. BROWN have gone to Ontario, New York, called there because of the death of Mr. Brown's brother, Clifford BROWN.

Friday, April 2, 1943

Arthur Francis SCOTT died this morning at 2:15 o'clock at his residence, 250 Race street, this city. Death was caused by complications resulting from a year-long illness.
Mr. Scott was born near Ora, Ind., on November 19, 1914, his parents being George and Goldie SCOTT. As a child he moved to this city and has resided here all of his life.
In this city on July 17, 1933, he married Freda (BRUCE) SCOTT He had been employed for a number of years by the Guy BARGER Electric and Plumbing Shop of this city.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Barbara Jane [SCOTT], age 8; George Francis [SCOTT], age 6, and Gladys Mae [SCOTT], age 1; one sister, Mrs. Rosie DAVIS, of Lake Village, and his father, George Scott, of Ora. One son preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body of the deceased is now at the family residence on Race street where friends may call until Sunday afternoon at one o'clock.

Saturday, April 3, 1943

Mrs. Alice STUBBS, of near Kewanna, passed away at her home Friday noon of complications resulting from a four-year long illness.
Mrs. Stubbs was born November 30, 1860, three miles east of Kewanna and had resided in Kewanna all of her life. Her parents were John and Rebecca HUDKINS.

Mrs. Stubbs was a member of the Baptist church in Kewanna.
Survivors include her husband, R. C. STUBBS; two daughters, Mrs. W. S. NICHOLSON of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. M. F. OSBORN of Niles, Mich.; one son, V. D. STUBBS of Pensacola, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The deceased was the last survivor of a family of ten children.
Funeral arrangements are as yet pending and they will be announced in a later edition of The News-Sentinel.

Harold Eugene [BRIGHT], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene BRIGHT, of Akron, passed away Friday afternoon at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis RILEY, who reside a mile northwest of Akron. The little child had been ill but a week, suffering from pneumonia. The child's father, is an officer in the U. S. Air Corps and is stationed at a Florida airfield. Harold Eugene was born January 1st, 1943.
Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Riley and Mrs. W. C. BRIGHT, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, two o'clock at the Athens United Brethren church with Rev. C. W. MOORE, officiating. The body will lie in state at the Moyer funeral home in Akron up until the hour of the funeral.

Wade W. WILLMAN, 56-year-old resident of Lake Manitou, died Friday evening at his cottage, Wade In. The cause of his death was reported as cerosis of the liver. Mr. Willman had been ill for the past year.
Mr. Willman moved here almost a year ago from Indianapolis, but he and his wife have been summer residents of the lake for the past decade and have many friends here.
While residing in Indianapolis, Mr. Willman was in the employment of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film studios.
The survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pauline WILLMAN; three daughters by a former marriage; one brother in California, and another brother in Hartford City, Ind., the birthplace of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the Buchanan and Flanner mortuary, Indianapolis.

Monday, April 5, 1943

Mrs. Priscilla Jane HUMBARGER, 73, passed away Sunday, 5:30 o'clock a.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Heck of near Tippecanoe. The deceased had been a resident of the Tippecanoe community for practically all of her life.
Mrs. Humbarger was born in Miami county on December 21st, 1869. She was the daughter of David and Maude WALTZ. On January 21st, 1890, she was united in marriage with Charles HUMBARGER who preceded her in death in 1936. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Protestant church of Tippecanoe.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Ray HECK; a son, Frederick HUMBARGER, of Delphi; a brother Harry WALTZ, of Peru; a sister, Mrs. Mary Caroline DAWSON, of Tippecanoe, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the White church in Tippecanoe, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Niles FISHER will be in charge of the rites. The body will lie in state at the church from one to two o'clock Tuesday.

On Sunday, Rochester friends were apprised of the death of Mrs. Howard H. CLOUSE, 85, which occurred Saturday noon at her home in Garden Grove, Calif. Mrs. Clouse passed away in her sleep.
Mrs. Clouse will be better remembered by the older residents of the city as Mrs. Rhodesia JESSEN. For a long number of years the Jessens resided a quarter of a mile north of this city on the Michigan road. During her residency here, the deceased took an active part in various organizations of the Baptist church as well as social affairs of the community. The Jessens took up their residency in the west about 35 years ago. Mrs. Clouse was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin JOHNSON.
Survivors are her husband, Rev. H. H. CLOUSE, of Garden Grove, Calif.; two sons, J. Carl JESSEN and Bernard JESSEN, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a granddaughter and a great-grandson. Mrs. MASTERSON, of this city, is also a relative of the deceased.
Graveside services with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor of the Baptist church in charge will be held in the I.O.O.F. cemetery Friday afternoon, two o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Carl JESSEN who are accompanying the body to Rochester, will arrive at 11:15 a.m Thursday, it was stated.

Mrs. Mollie ELKINS, 84, of Logansport, Ind., passed away Saturday morning at her home in that city.
The deceased, who was formerly Miss Mollie ARMANTROUT, spent her girlhood days in Rochester. At one time she was employed by the late Major BITTERS in the Republican office, which at that time was located in what is now known as the I.O.O.F. building. Later she was employed by W. W. LOCKWOOD on the Peru (weekly) Republican.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Ethel FUNK, at home; and a son, Gerald M. ELKINS, of Indianapolis. Clyde FUNK, a son, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home in Logansport. Those attending from Rochester were Mrs. Albert W. BITTERS, Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. BITTERS, Mr. and Mrs. Earle A. MILLER and Mrs. Marguerite MILLER.

Word has been received here by Mrs. Louie D. McVAY of the death of her brother, Cary D. BRYANT, who passed away Saturday evening at his home, 2419 Wetmore avenue, Everett, Wash.
Mr. Bryant was born in Fulton county and was the son of John N. and Nancy J. BRYANT but has made his home in Granite Falls and Everett, Wash., since 1908. He was married to Miss Katherine MURPHY of St. Paul, Minn., July 31, 1911, who survives.
Besides Mrs. McVay he leaves two other sisters, Mrs. Ernest A. SMITH and Mrs. Otto D. SMITH, and many friends in Fulton county.

Tuesday, April 6, 1943

Vivian Luther (Viv) ESSICK, 77, life-long resident of this city, passed away 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, 1314 Monroe street. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months duration. Mr. Essick had a host of friends throughout both Rochester and northern Indiana.
For a long number of years "Viv" was director of the numerous band organizations which were formed in Rochester and Fulton county. Several of the former Essick-directed Rochester bands played at the Indiana State and LaPorte fairs, and other public gatherings throughout central and northern Indiana. Mr. Essick, himself was a most talented cornetist and was often called upon by other band organizations for special solo renditions.
He began his musical career when but 14 years of age under the direction of John G. PEARSON, director of the old Rochester G.A.R. band. Later he played in bands headed by the father of Paul EMERICK, who is the veteran bandmaster of Purdue university; William RANNELLS and Henry MEYER.
Vivian Luther, son of Martin Luther and Ellen ROWLEY ESSICK, was born in Rochester, September 6th, 1865. On October 19th, 1887, he was united in marriage with Sarah BLACKBURN, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. Following his marriage he engaged in farming for several years. He then removed to this city and operated a street sprinkling system and directed band organizations for a long period of years. He also served as a Republican member of the old Rochester town council for two terms of office.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ellsworth WAGONER, of Gary; and Zoe ESSICK, at home; a granddaughter, Mrs. Harold TROUT, of Michigan; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rev. Samuel ESSICK, of Tekoa, Washington.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Val Zimmerman parlors. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Essick family lot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Albert C. CARTER, 72, well known resident of this city, passed away Monday afternoon 4 o'clock at his home, 1209 Franklin avenue. Death resulted from heart ailment, following a week's illness.
Albert C., who was more familiarly known as "Kid" CARTER, was born on a farm near Leiters Ford, Ind., on March 1, 1871. With the exception of a few years residency in South Bend, all of his life was spent in Rochester. On May 24th, 1895 he was united in marriage with Carrie VanDIEN. At one time, Mr. Carter operated a bookstore in this city; later he became manager of the local pickle factory. At the time of his demise he was employed as a clerk at the Dixie Annex fruit stand. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Masonic order.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. E. F. SHOCK, of South Bend, and Mrs. Gordon KENNEDY, of Indianapolis; a sister, Miss Della CARTER, of Detroit, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Glenn McGEE in charge. Interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Masonic Order will conduct their ritualistic services at the graveside. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home up until the hour of the services.

Monday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock Lon BLUE, 78-year-old Mentone resident, passed away at his home one mile west of Mentone. The cause of his death was said to have been heart trouble and the deceased had been ill for the past two years.
Mr. Blue's wife, Lula (SHUMAN) BLUE, preceded him in death.
At the time of his death Mr. Blue was in retirement; having spent his life-time in the vocation of a carpenter.
Mr. Blue was a member of the Methodist church.
The survivors include one son, Charles [BLUE], of Defiance, Ohio; one step-son, Dee SHUMAN, of this city; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services for Mr. Blue will be held at the Mentone Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Wednesday, April 7, 1943

Word was received here that Walter SHRIVER, age 44, died in Chicago, Wednesday morning at three o'clock. Mr. Shriver was a former resident of Athens. He moved to Chicago approximately 29 years ago.
The survivors of the deceased include his wife, two children, and his father, Allen SHRIVER, of Athens.
Burial will be held in Chicago.

Thursday, April 8, 1943

Graveside services for Mrs. H. H. CLOUSE, of Garden Grove, Calif., will be held at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Mrs. Clouse was formerly Mrs. Theodosia JESSEN, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. J. Carl JESSEN, of Los Angeles, Calif., accompanied the body to this city.

Saturday, April 10, 1943

Mrs. Mattie LUNSFORD MAHLER, 69, died at three o'clock yesterday afternoon at her birthplace, the old Lunsford homestead, near Monterey. Mrs. Mahler had been ill for the past nine weeks and death was attributed to complications.
She was born the daughter of Hiram and Nellie LUNSFORD on October 12, 1873. On March 7, 1894, she was united in marriage with Frank Mahler of Monterey. The deceased was a life-long Zion church member.
Survivors include the husband, Frank MAHLER; one foster-daughter, Mrs. Charles BEST of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Lincoln OVERMYER, and one brother, William LUNSFORD, of Kewanna. A daughter, Nellie [MAHLER], preceded her mother in death. Other survivors are a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Zion church north of Bruce Lake with the Rev. KERFEY presiding. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery south of Leiters Ford. The body of the deceased is lying in state at the family residence eight miles northwest of Kewanna where friends may call.

Burial services were conducted Friday afternoon by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Baptist church, over the remains of Mrs. Dosia JESSEN CLOUSE, age 85 years, at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, following arrival of the body here from Garden Grove, Cal., where she passed away April 3, of a heart attack. Funeral services were held in Garden Grove April 5.
Anna Theodosia [JOHNSON] JESSEN CLOUSE, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin O. JOHNSON, pioneers of Rochester, who came here from the East prior to 1840, was born in Cass county, Ind., February 20, 1858, and shortly afterward came to Rochester. When 10 years of age she became a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and remained an active and faithful Christian worshiper throughout her long and useful life. At the time of her death she was affiliated with the Baptist church at Garden Grove, Cal. Her father was for more than 30 years a deacon of the Rochester Baptist church.
On September 5, 1877, she was united in marriage with Jes JESSEN, a native of Denmark, the first Baptist church built in Rochester being the scene of the wedding officiated by the Rev. G. E. LEONARD. Three sons were born to the couple, one child dying in infancy and two surviving the mother: Bernard O. [JESSEN], of Los Angeles and Carl [JESSEN] of La Canada, Calif. The husband's death occurred at Logansport, Ind., August 31, 1887. For 25 years thereafter she was companion to her father until his death in 1911, and later went to California.
Mrs. Jessen was united in marriage on June 22nd, 1932, with the Rev. Howard H. CLOUSE, a retired Baptist minister missionary to the Indians in western Oklahoma, at Garden City, Calif., who survives. The past 10 years have been a very happy companionship for them both. Mrs. Clouse was a member of the Santa Ana chapter, D.A.R.
In addition to her late husband and two sons, Mrs Clouse is survived by a granddaughter, Mary Ellen GEORGE, a great-grandson, Louis Michael GEORGE of Huntington Park, Calif.; and a foster sister, Mrs. Nelle MASTERSON, who resides in Rochester.

Mary S. NICKELS, resident of a farm home four miles southwest of Fulton in Cass county, passed away at 5:30 o'clock this morning. Death was the result of paralysis after a short illness of four days.
The deceased was born January 14, 1869 in Cass county and had lived her life there. On February 24, 1887 she married Monroe NICKELS of Fulton who survives the deceased.
Other survivors are the eight children: Mrs. Trella DAGUE of Fulton, Mrs. Grace HARMAN of Logansport, Mrs. Goldie SIDDALL of Lucerne, Floyd [NICKELS], Harry [NICKELS[, and James [NICKELS] of Lansing, Mich.; Lora [NICKELS] of Fulton, William [NICKELS] of Twelve Mile; 29 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ebbert ALBERT of Rochester.
Funeral services are to be Monday afternoon at two o'clock in the Fletchers Lake Methodist church and burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery. Friends may call from now until the funeral at the home of the deceased to pay their respects.

Monday, April 12, 1943

Dr. Verle BOOHER, of this city, today received word of the death of his father, Henry BOOHER, 76, which occurred at his home in Shelbyville, Ind., early Monday. Death was attributed to a heart attack, the message stated. He is survived by four children and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in Shelbyville Wednesday. Dr. Booher and family will go to Shelbyville to attend the services.

A former Richland township resident now of South Bend, committed suicide and her bewildered four year old son laid his head on his mother's breast in the gas filled kitchen of their home early saturday morning to join her in the death she intended to spare for her two children.
It was there that Hubert WOODCOX found his wife, Theodora [WOODCOX], 27, and his son, Hubert Wayne [WOODCOX], when he returned to their little home near South Bend after finishing his night shift at Studebaker aviation plant Saturday morning.
In a bedroom with a window open slept the daughter, Ladora Gail WOODCOX, 6, who was rushed to the Epworth hospital in South Bend for emergency treatment and released soon after.
A note in the lifeless hand of the mother told the tragic story. Suffering from an illness that dated back to an automovile accident more than a year ago in which Mrs. Woodcox received a neck injury; the mother had put her children to bed, carefully covered the space under the hall door with a rug that was used to keep the fumes from the children.

Then she wrote the note to her husband. She said she hoped the children would not breathe the gas. It was 1:30 a.m., she said in the note, when she became very tired and wanted "to rest."
But Hubert Wayne awoke at his usual early hour Saturday morning and went in search of his mother. He found her lying on the floor of the gas-filled kitchen. Apparently drowsy from the fumes, the little tot lay down by his mother with his head on her breast. There Mr. Woodcox found him, his body still warm, when he came from work.
Ladora's longer sleep apparently saved her life, the open window in the bedroom protecting that area from the gas.
Mr. Woodcox told of a previous attempt by the mother to take her life in the same manner. Then, he said, the gas made her ill before she lost consciousness and she turned off the gas and went to bed. This time the six burners on the stove poured forth fumes until the husband came home.
Mrs. Woodcox was born on a farm north of Rochester November 17th, 1913, one of triplets. She moved to South Bend from Rochester in the spring of 1937. Last April 1 the couple celebrated their ninth anniversary. Mr. Woodcox is the son of Mrs. Sam WENGER of this city who was notified of the tragedy. Mrs. Woodcox has a number of relatives in this community. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Woodcox lived on a farm south of Richland Center before moving to South Bend to reside.
Mrs. Woodcox is survived, in addition to her husband and daughter, by her mother, Mrs. Maine STICHLER, of South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret STEININGER, Chain O' Lakes; Mrs. Alice O'DELL, Mishawaka, and Miss Charlotte STICHLER, of Battle Creek, Mich.; a brother, Theodore [STICHLER], one of the triplets, of Argos. The third child of the triplets died shortly after birth.
The son, Hubert Wayne, was born in South Bend October 27, 1938.
The bodies were moved to the Forest G. Hay home in South Bend where they will lie in state. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Word has been received by Mrs. J. T. LISTON of this city from Reading, Mich., that her sister-in-law, Mrs. James SHAFFER, passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be held at Bennett Switch west of Logansport Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be at the Galveston cemetery.

Thursday, April 15, 1943

Mrs. Sarah FENIMORE, 74, widow of Edward [FENIMORE], died Wednesday morning at a Logansport hospital.
Born in Miami county March 22, 1869, the daughter of David and Maria CLEMENS, she was a life-long resident of that community.
Survivors are four sons and a daughter; Ross [FENIMORE], of Plymouth; Orville [FENIMORE], of Peru; Ralph [FENIMORE], of Indianapolis; Fred [FENIMORE], of LaPorte; Mrs. Cozette GORDON, of Highland, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two brothers, Sollie CLEMENS, of Macy; Newton CLEMENS, of Fulton; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys COFFING, of Macy, and Mrs. Ethel SMITH, of Gilead.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton and will be taken to the Macy Christian church at 1 o'clock Friday. Rites will be there at 2 o'clock that afternoon, Rev. R. M. BROCK officiating. Burial will be at the Macy cemetery.

Friday, April 16, 1943

Mrs. Ethel (LEITER) WOLFRAM, 47, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning at her home, 215 East Victoria street, South Bend. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness. Mrs. Wolfram had a host of friends throughout Fulton county where she taught school for a number of years, prior to her marriage. She was a teacher at the Lincoln school in this city, and has many friends here.
Ethel, daughter of Levi and Maude LEITER, was born on a farm near Leiters Ford, Ind., on March 17th, 1896. In May, 1920, she was united in marriage with Claud WOLFRAM in a ceremony solemnized at Indianapolis Mrs. Wolfram, who was a member of the Methodist church, was an active worker in both social and civic affairs in South Bend.
The survivors are her husband; two daughters, Betty [WOLFRAM] and Jean WOLFRAM; her father, Levi LEITER, of near Loyal; a brother, Robert LEITER, of Battle Creek, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys KISHPAUGH, of Battle Creek, Mich.
Short services will be held at the Wolfram home Sunday and the body will then be taken to the Methodist church, Leiters Ford, Ind., where funeral rites will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday. Rev. KEISER, pastor of the Grace Methodist church of South Bend, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, April 17, 1943

Fred DONNELLY, aged 61, passed away at the Woodlawn Hospital yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock. Mr. Donnelly had been a patient there for the past 19 days. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about three weeks ago and was brought to the city hospital for treatment.
The deceased was employed as a railway clerk in Gary for 27 years by the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern railroad. He had made his home for the past few years in Wellsboro with Mr. and Mrs. Robert WRIGHT. He had vixited here often with Mr. and Mrs. Harry JACOBS and Mrs. E. H. SUTHERLAND.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Glenn McGEE, pastor of the Rochester Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery and the body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Ed HAGAN of this city has received word that his brother, Charles W. HAGAN, age 65, passed away at his home in Montreal, Canada. The body is to be returned to this city where funeral services will be held. A complete obituary and announcement of funeral arrangements will appear in Monday's News-Sentinel.

Monday, April 19, 1943

Joseph H. FOUTS, 76, farmer of the Green Oak community, passed away at 10 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, this city, following a two weeks illness from nethritis. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton and Miami counties.
Mr. Fouts was born on a farm in Miami county on March 23 1867. His parents were Lewis and Esther FOUTS. The deceased was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are the wife, and an adopted son, Frank [FOUTS], of near Macy; four step-children, Mrs. Donald EASTLAND, of Twelve Mile; Mrs. Dorothy MARTIN, of Bremen; Donald ANDREWS, of Argos; Floyd ANDREWS, of Evansville, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Macy Christian church. Rev. R. M. BROCK will officiate and burial will be made in the Macy cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the Fouts farm residence, near Green Oak, Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Elvira GELBAUGH, a pioneer resident of Rochester and Fulton county, passed away 6:45 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alf Carter, 713 Pontiac street, this city. Mrs. Gelbaugh, who was the oldest lady resident of Rochester would have observed her 95th birthday on Thursday, April 22nd, had she lived. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county. For the past 15 years Mrs. Gelbaugh had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Alf Carter.
She had been in ill health for approximately a year from complications and had been bedfast for the past six months.
Elvira [SLICK], daughter of John and Susan SLICK, was born April 22nd, 1848 in Morrow county, Ohio and came to Fulton county, Indiana, when she was but five years of age. The Slick family made the trip by covered wagon and settled on a farm three miles east of Kewanna. Elvira Slick resided in that community until her marriage in 1865 to Nathan BIBLER, a Civil War veteran, who preceded her in death.
In 1881 she was united in marriage to Andrew J. GELBAUGH and the couple moved from the Union township farm to this city a half century ago, where she has since resided. Mr. Gelbaugh passed away in 1929. Mrs. Gelbaugh was a member of Trinity Evangelical church of this city and was an active worker in that organization until advanced years precluded her activity in this field.
Survivors are a son, Albert BIBLER, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Alf CARTER, of this city, and Mrs. Milton ROBINSON, of South Bend; two brothers, Herman SLICK, of Kewanna, and Melvin SLICK, of Wilmington, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren One granddaughter, Mrs. Jack WRIGHT, of this city, was reared from infancy by Mrs. Gelbaugh.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Evangelical church with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE in charge. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was removed from the Foster funeral home to the Alf Carter residence at noon today, where friends may call.

The body of Charles W. HAGAN, who passed away at Montreal, Canada, Friday, April 16th, arrived in Rochester at 3:34 Monday afternoon, accompanied by Lloyd HAGAN, of Detroit, a brother of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, 11 o'clock, at the Foster Funeral Home, with the Rev. John CALL in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home up until 11 a.m., Tuesday where friends may call.
Charles W. Hagan, 65, was born on a farm near Rochester on April 7th, 1878. His parents were John and Rosa (GOSS) HAGAN. Charles spent his early life on a farm six miles southwest of Rochester. Thirty-eight years ago he went to Montreal, Canada, where he has since resided. In 1908, he was united in marriage with Nellie STUCK, who preceded him in death. Mr. Hagan was engaged in the plumbing and steam-fitting business in Montreal for a long number of years.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. F. L. TOMPKINS, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Dan KLINE, of Elkhart; Miss Pearl HAGAN, of Detroit; Mrs. Frank SAUSAMAN, of this city; and three brothers, Lloyd [HAGAN], of Detroit, and Ed [HAGAN] and Otis [HAGAN], of this city.

Tuesday, April 20, 1943

Charles BEIGH, 70, well known resident of Argos, passed away at 8 o'clock Monday evening at his home, 110 South Maple street. Death resulted from a heart attack. Mr. Beigh had been ill five days from influenza. The deceased who was the leader of the Akron Citizens Band for over 30 years, was well known throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Charles, son of Nelson and Leah BEIGH, was born April 30th, 1872, at Claypool, Ind. He had been a resident of Argos for the past 31 years. In 1892 he was united in marriage with Maude SHIPLEY. The deceased was employed as a senior telegraph operator for the Nickel Plate railroad. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the Masonic order, the Railroaders O.R.T., and was a past president of the Argos Lions club.
Surviving are his wife, of Argos; a son, Everett [BEIGH], of Bourbon, Ind., and a granddaughter, Rose Ann BEIGH, of Bourbon.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE and Rev. Ernest TREBER will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. in the Argos Methodist church. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body was taken from the Umbaugh funeral home to the Beigh residence Tuesday evening where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, April 21, 1943

Mrs. Edith FELTHOFF, 52, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at her home, 1500 Audubon avenue, this city, following a year's illness from complications. The deceased had been a resident of this community throughout her life.
Edith [KNIGHT], daughter of Richard and Phamelia KNIGHT, was born in Fulton county, on July 25th, 1890. She was united in marriage with Charles FELTHOFF on December 13th, 1933. Mrs. Felthoff was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are her husband, and two brothers, Jim [KNIGHT] and George KNIGHT, both of this city.
Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. John CALL of the Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. The body lies in state at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Mrs. Nellie Belle ALSPACH, who died Monday afternoon at 1:35 o'clock in the local Woodlawn hospital, was the victim of an accident which occurred Saturday evening when she was thrown from a moving car while enroute to Akron.
At the time of her death Mrs. Alspach resided 2-1/2 miles northeast of Macy. The deceased never regained consciousness from the time of the accident until her death.
Nellie Belle SECOR was born September 21, 1889, the daughter of Daniel and Sarah (LYTLE) SECOR. She lived her lifetime in the vicinity of Akron and Macy. Mrs. Alspach was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors include her husband, Silas ALSPACH; two sons, Woodrow [ALSPACH], of Macy and Richard [ALSPACH], in the U. S. army; one daughter, Sarah Kathryn [ALSPACH], at home; one brother, Harley SECOR, of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie HATTERY and Mrs. Everett SHOWALTER, of Akron.
Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. R. M. BROCK officiating. Burial is to be at the Macy Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is to be taken today from the Moyer Funeral Home to the Alspach home near Macy where friends may call.

Mrs. William LEWIS, 74, succumbed at five o'clock Wednesday morning at her home, 300 North Michigan street, Argos. Death resulted from complications which followed a hip fracture suffered a week ago, it was stated The deceased had been a resident of Marshall county for over 55 years and had a host of friends throughout the Argos community.
Mrs. Lewis was born April 29th, 1868, in Miami county, Ind. On January 14, 1888, she was united in marriage with William LEWIS in a ceremony pronounced at Denver, Ind. Mrs. Lewis's parents were Andrew and Lucy THARP. She was a member of the Palestine Baptist church.
Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Grace MAXWELL, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Vivian UMBAUGH and Mrs. Esther ROHRER, of Argos; two sons, Clyde T. [LEWIS], of Charleston, Ill., and Ernest H. [LEWIS], of Argos; seven grandsons, a granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Three of her grandsons are now in the service of the U. S. armed forces.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, of Denver, Ind., will officiate. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico, Ind.

Funeral services for Otto SMITH, 67, farmer, residing two and a half miles southwest of Monterey, who passed away in Woodlawn hospital as a result of injuries received in a fall from a hay mow last Wednesday, will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 p.m. at the Luckenbill funeral home at Leiters Ford. The Rev. Father BREITENBACH will officiate. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Monterey.
Mr. Smith was born in Monterey, Ind., on July 2nd, 1875, and spent all of his life in that locality. He was the son of Benedict and Margaret SMITH. On April 21st, 1903 he was united in marriage with Jennie HARTMAN in a ceremony solemnized at the St. Ann's church in Monterey. Mr. Smith followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Bernard [SMITH], at home; three brothers, Mike SMITH, of Edgerton, Ohio; Henry SMITH, of Tampa, Fla.; William SMITH, of Portland, Ore.; and a sister, Mrs. Mary ZEIGER, of Bremen, Ind. A son, Lawrence [SMITH], preceded him in death.

Thursday, April 22, 1943

Friends and relatives here have learned that George MYERS former Mentone resident, was killed in an airplane crash according to a message received Monday by his wife from the War Department.
The former Kosciusko county Democratic chairman, 42 years of age, had been reported last week as missing in action in India. He entered the army in September, 1942, and was sent to India in January.
Reared at Mentone he had been a farmer all of his life in that community and the vicinity of Warsaw.
Survivors are the wife, a daughter, his mother, Mrs. H. G. TINKEY of Claypool and a brother.
Several days ago a letter was received from him in which he said he had been transferred from an ordnance company to the air corps.

N. O. NELSON, of this city, received word of the death of his brother, S. H. NELSON, who died this morning at a hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Nelson was a former resident of Gardner, Ill., where the funeral will be held. Mr. and Mrs. N. O. NELSON and son, John [NELSON], will attend the funeral.

Friday, April 23, 1943

Frank DAVIDSON received a telegram Thursday from Hemmet, Calif. notifying him and his family of the death of his son's wife, Mrs. William H. DAVIDSON, formerly of Rochester. The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in Hemmet, Calif.

Saturday, April 24, 1943

Mrs. Lulu BLUE of Mentone received word that her brother, William FENSTERMAKER of Plymouth, N.C., had passed away. Mr. Fenstermaker was the son of Ellen and Allen FENSTERMAKER and was a former resident of this city.

Mrs. Abigail REED, 88-year-old Fulton resident, passed away this moning at eight o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Rowe, of Kewanna.
A one week's illness resulted in complications which caused death.
Mrs. Reed was born Jan 4th, 1855 in Marshall county and her parents were Joseph and Sarah WILLIAMS. Her marriage to Richard REED took place on Feb. 1, 1874 and Mr. Reed preceded his wife in death when he died in 1926.
Abigail Reed was a member of the Olive Branch United Brethren church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Ida ROWE; three sons, Alfred REED, of Fulton; Elmer REED, of Pueblo, Colo.; Lee REED, address unknown; two brothers, Amos WILLIAMS, of Saginaw Mich., and Allen WILLIAMS; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah POWNALL, Mrs. Emma COOPER, and Mrs. Ida KELLY, all of Fulton; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for the deceased are to be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Fulton United Brethren Church and burial will be held in the Fulton cemetery. Body is at the family home in Fulton.

Hurd BRIGGS, of Macy, received word from the War Department Friday that his son, Technical Sergt. Mark BRIGGS, 23, a bombardier in the United States army air force, is missing in action.
Sergt. Briggs, who was born in Macy, enlisted about two years ago and has been overseas for a little more than a year. He was stationed in Australia until two months ago and was then transferred to New Guinea.
The youth's mother, Mrs. March HAYNES, resides in Kokomo.

Tuesday, April 27, 1943

Funeral services were held today for William Henry BARNES, 82, former Kewanna resident who died Saturday at the home of Clifford LINDECKER at Plymouth.
Barnes operated a grocery at Grass Lake [sic], Ind., for a number of years and moved to Plymouth from Kewanna six months ago. Death, caused by a heart ailment, followed an illness of one day.
Survivors include two sons, George [BARNES] of Schoolcraft, Mich., and Edward BARNES of Otsego, Mich., and two daughters, Mrs. Emma WIERS, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Leslie ANDERSON, Clarkson, Mich.
Services were held at the Victory Chapel church, near Thornhope, and burial was made in the church cemetery.

Wednesday, April 28, 1943

Funeral services were held today at Plymouth for Mrs. Temperence M. BIXEL, 86, who died Sunday at her home six miles southwest of Argos. Death followed a two-week illness.
Rites were conducted by Rev. E. D. THISTLETHWAITE of Argos, and burial was made in the New Oakhill cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Myrtle [BIXEL], at home; a brother, Christian ALLMAN, Winston, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Anna CHIVINS, Marvel, Mo.

Friday, April 30, 1943

Rochester friends of the late George MYERS, former Kosciusko county democratic chairman and highway superintendent, who recently was killed in an airplane accident in India, learned today that Myers' body has been buried in the Asiatic area and that no further details concerning his death will be given.
Myers was well known in Fulton county. He had resigned his job as highway superintendent about a year ago to enter the army as a volunteer.
The adjutant general's office in Washington informed the widow, Mrs. Mayree M. MYERS, that her husband's body had been buried in the Asiatic area but disclosed no other details.

Monday, May 3, 1943

Funeral services were held today at Akron for Mrs. Leona DOLPH, 70, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank TAYLOR. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which Mrs. Dolph suffered a week ago.
Mrs. Dolph was born October 8, 1873, in Ohio, the daughter of Emma and Mathias PEARSON. She came to Akron when she was a child. Her husband, Benjamin [DOLPH], died five years ago.
Mrs. Dolph was a member of the Baptist church. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Taylor; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy WHITTENBERGER, Mrs. Goldie TURENELL and Mrs. Willa HARTER; one brother, Clifford PEARSON, and five grandchildren, all of Akron.
Rites were conducted at 2 o'clock by Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, and burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Mrs. Vera Lavaughn SOUTHERTON, aged 38, died Sunday at her home in Macy. Death, which followed an illness of three weeks, was caused by heart trouble.
Mrs. Southerton, a native of Fulton county, was born Aug. 2, 1904. She was the daughter of Otto and Violet SMITH SLUSSER. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are the husband, Clifford [SOUTHERTON], proprietor of a Macy garage; one daughter, Caroline [SOUTHERTON]; two brothers, Walter SLUSSER of Paynesville, O., and Robert SLUSSER of Belleview, O.
The body was taken to the Kline funeral home at Denver and returned to the residence at Macy today. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Macy Christian church with Rev. R. M. BROCK in charge and Rev. C. E. DUNLAP officiating. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Funeral services were held today for Charles L. RICHMOND, 75, a retired trucker who died Sunday morning at his home at 521 East Eighth street. Death followed an illness of one week.
He was born at Mentone, March 10, 1868, the son of John and Lucinda RICHMOND. He came to Rochester 40 years ago and once was employed by the BEYER BROS. creamery.
Survivors are the wife, Lulu [RICHMOND]; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth GREGORY of Rochester; one brother, George RICHMOND of Fort Wayne, and one grandchild.
Survices were conducted at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. John CALL of the Church of God officiating. Burial was made in the Mentone cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah HAIMBAUGH, life-time resident of this community, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Deamer, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her other daughter, Mrs. Walter Brubaker, of this city, was in Cedar Rapids visiting her mother at the time of her death.
The 84-year-old Mrs. Haimbaugh was to celebrate her 85th birthday Tuesday with her family and friends in Cedar Rapids. Her death was caused by complications arising from a four year illness.
Mrs. Haimbaugh was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Francis WAUGH. She was born in Ohio on May 4th, 1858. At the age of five she moved to Talma and has resided in this vicinity all of her life until last fall when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Deamer, at Cedar Rapids. In 1877 she married Jack HAIMBAUGH, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Haimbaugh was a member of the First Baptist church.
The survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Walter BRUBAKER, of this city, and Mrs. Arthur DEAMER, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one son, Porter HAIMBAUGH, residing south of Rochester; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
The body is to arrive by train at 10:15 o'clock Tuesday morning and the Foster funeral home will be in charge of the funeral arrangements. Services are to be held Weendsday afternoon at two o'clock in the Walter Brubaker residence on South Main street with the Rev. H. J. BAILEY of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Brubaker home.

Tuesday, May 4, 1943

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Sarah HAIMBAUGH, 84, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur DEAMER, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The body of Mrs. Haimbaugh, a well-known Fulton county resident, was expected to arrive in Rochester today. It will be taken to the Foster funeral home and later removed to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Walter BRUBAKER, at 812 Main street.
Rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Vera Lavaughn SOUTHERTON, who died Sunday at her home in Macy. She was 38 years old.
Rites will be conducted by Rev. R. M. BROCK with Rev. C. E. DUNLAP assisting, at the Macy Christian church. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Wednesday, May 5, 1943

Funeral services will be held Thursday at South Bend for Mrs. Amy DAVIDSON, 74, wife of Louis "Lou" DAVIDSON who operated a grocery in Rochester for a number of years.
Mrs. Davidson died Monday at her home in South Bend, following an illness of eight months.
Mrs. Davidson was born in Rochester on March 23, 1869, and had lived in South Bend for two years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include the husband; two step-sons, Paul [DAVIDSON] and Glenn DAVIDSON, South Bend; two step-daughters, Mrs. Donald BAKER of South Bend and Mrs. Kenneth ABLE, Buchanan, Mich.; two brothers and two sisters.
Rites will be conducted at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend, with Rev. T. M. GREENHOE, pastor of the Sunnyside Presbyterian church, in charge. Burial will be made in Oak Hill cemetery near Plymouth.

Mrs. Anna Belle (BURKETT) KEEL, wife of Luther KEEL, died early today at the home of Mrs. Charles Keel. She was 35 years old, and was well known throughout the county.
Death, caused by complications, followed a lingering illness of 10 years. For the past six years, she had spent the winters at Phoenix, Ariz., where her husband was employed by the Goodyear Tire Company plant. She returned to Rochester six weeks ago and had been cared for by Mrs. Charles KEEL and Miss Bess KEEL.
Mrs. Keel was born January 27, 1908, in the Sugar Grove community near Akron. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford BURKETT.
She attended Rochester high school and Manchester college, and had served as a teacher at the Reiter school. She was married to Luther KEEL on July 21, 1927, at St. Joseph, Mich.
Mrs. Keel was a member of the Christian church and Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are the husband; one son, Nicholas Neil [KEEL]; the mother, Mrs. Lulu BURKETT of Green Oak; one brother, Maj. Lyman D. BURKETT of Fort Sill, Okla.., and several aunts and uncles in the Akron and Macy communities. Her father died in 1912.
Funeral arrangements have not been cmpleted. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call. The husband was expected to arrive in Rochester late today.

J. H. Glassley of The News-Sentinel was called Tuesday to South Whitley by the death of his father, Will W. GLASSLEY.
Funeral services for Mr. Glassley's father will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at South Whitley. Burial will be made in the cemetery there.
Will W. Glassley was born near Lancaster, Pa., on Aug. 7, 1857, and came to South Whitley as a child. His wife died 19 years ago.
Survivors, besides J. H. GLASSLEY, is another son, Amos GLASSLEY, of Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Mrs. Glenn KELLER of South Whitley, with whom he made his home for the past year.

Thursday, May 6, 1943

Frederick AULT, life-long resident of Fulton county, died at 10:45 o'clock last night at Woodlawn hospital. He was 62 years old.
Ault resided three miles west of Rochester. He died shortly after having been admitted to the hospital. Death, which followed an illness of three months, was attributed to congestion of the lungs.
Frederick Ault was born the son of Joseph and Martha Elizabeth AULT, in Rochester on July 17, 1880 and was united in marriage to Leona Grace TROXEL on January 25, 1902. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
Survivors are the wife; three sons, Everett [AULT], at home; and Guy [AULT] and Milo [AULT], both of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Carl ALDERFER, of Mentone; three brothers, John [AULT], of Culver; Alonzo [AULT] and Clyde [AULT], both of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; one uncle, and two aunts.
Funeral services will be held in the Ault residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. G. R. CHAMPLIN officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery, here. The remains of the deceased have been moved from the Foster funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Graveside rites were held Wednesday at the Nichols cemetery near Akron for Mrs. Mary Jane NYE, 86, former Akron resident who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Nye, at Warsaw. Death followed an illness of three weeks.
Funeral services had been held at the Bibler funeral home in Warsaw.
Mrs. Nye was a native of Fulton county. She was born Jan. 8, 1857, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth LOHER WIDEMAN. She was married to Abraham NYE in 1877. Mrs. Nye was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Albert CRANNEL, Kent, Wash., Mrs. W. E. HUDSON, Bramon, Okla., Mrs. Julia THOMAS, Pontiac, Mich., and Miss Elizabeth NYE, at whose home she died; two sons, Fred NYE, Dowagiac, Mich., and Glen NYE, Detroit, Mich., and one brother, William WIDEMAN of Akron.

Friday, May 7, 1943

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Flora HAIMBAUGH, 72 years old, former Fulton county resident and widow of Mahlon HAIMBAUGH, who died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Sprick at Quincy, Ill.
Rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Glenn McGEE, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Haimbaugh was born on a farm in Newcastle township. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. N. CLYMER. She was a member of the Christian church and resided in Denver, Colo., for a number of years. Her husband died Aug. 14, 1940.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. [Harvey] SPRICK, and a brother, Harry CLYMER, of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Christian church for Mrs. Luther KEEL, who died Wednesday at the age of 35. Death followed a lingering illness of 10 years.

Rites will be conducted by Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pastor of the Christian church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body has been taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, May 8, 1943

While making her first visit in 34 years with relatives in this city, Mrs. R. H. DRAKE, 63, of Portland, Ore., passed away suddenly Friday evening, 11 o'clock, at the home of her nephew, Ray O'BLENIS, 506 West Ninth street. Mrs. Drake's sudden demise was caused by a coronary embolism. The deceased, however, had been in ill health for the past nine months, following a major operation.
Amanda [O'BLENIS], daughter of Frank and Lucinda O'BLENIS, was born in Fulton county in the year 1880. In a ceremony pronounced in this city she was united in marriage with Rolla DRAKE, of Kokomo, Ind., and soon thereafter the Drakes took up their residency in Oregon. Mrs. Drake was a member of the Rebekah lodge and of the Evangelical church.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Leslie [O'BLENIS] [?] and Robert O'BLENIS [sic], a daughter, and four grandchildren, all of Portland, Ore.; a brother, Charles O'BLENIS, of Danville, Ill., and five sisters, Mrs. Lydia MARSHALL, Mrs. Nora WRIGHT, Mrs. Clayton MOW, all of Rochester; Mrs. Harry ARMSTRONG, of Decatur, Ill., and Mrs. Omer ARMSTRONG, of Pleasantdale, Sask., Canada.
The body was entrained for Portland, Ore., at 3:30 Saturday afternoon, where funeral services will be conducted. Interment will be made in a Portland cemetery.

Monday, May 10, 1943

Word has been received by Mrs. Maude HOLMAN of Rochester that her sister, Mrs. Sarah FAIRHEAD, died Thursday night at the home of her daughter in Covington, Ky. Mrs. Fairhead had visited in Rochester a number of times and was well known here. She was 83 years old.

Funeral services were held today at Argos for Earl COREY, age 60, a native of Argos who died Friday at an Indianapolis hospital.
Rites were conducted at the Grossman funeral home with Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Christian church in charge. Burial was made at Maple Grove cemetery.
Corey was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. COREY of Argos. Survivors include the step-mother, Mrs. Haley COREY of Monticello; one half-brother, Lawrence COREY of Monticello; and a half-sister, Hattie [COREY], of Chicago.

Tuesday, May 11, 1943

Word was received today that Joyce Ann ZUMBAUGH, infant granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin BARKER of near Rochester, died at Parkville hospital, Argos.
The child's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord ZUMBAUGH, reside five miles northeast of Argos. Other survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray ZUMBAUGH, of Argos.
Funeral services were held this afternoon and burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

The War Department today officially confirmed that Pvt. Norval J. BALL, son of Mrs. Reatha BALL of Akron, is missing in action in the southwest Pacific war theatre.
The mother was notified several months ago that her son, a former resident of this city and graduate of Rochester high school, was missing in action. Today's announcement from the War Department was the first authoritative announcement.

Word was received today that A. J. CARLSON, a former resident of Rochester, passed away recently at his home in Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Carlson formerly resided on the Howard WILSON farm in the McKinley neighborhood northeast of Rochester. The Carlson family moved from this city in 1906. One of the survivors, his granddaughter, Miss June CARLSON, has appeared in several Twentieth Century-Fox moving pictures.

Wednesday, May 12, 1943

Henry SHIVELY, 86, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital. Death followed an illness of two months.
Shively had been a resident of Rochester for the past 10 years, coming to this city from South Bend. He had been employed in the second hand furniture store owned by Holmes THOMAS.
He was born Sept. 16, 1857, at Grand Rapids, O., the son of Albert and Catherine SHIVELY. His wife, Mayme [SHIVELY], preceded him in death several years ago. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
Shively is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Grace HERDMAN of Detroit, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. Cora SNELLGROVE of Borger, Tex., who was at the bedside when her father died. [sic]
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Glenn McGEE of the First Presbyterian church in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery . Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, May 13, 1943

Mrs. Fanny (CRAIG) ZARTMAN, died at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her home two and a half miles northeast of Akron. Death resulted from complications and followed an illness of several years.
The deceased was born February 16 1878 in Fulton county, the daughter of George G. and Minerva (CLEMENS) CRAIG, and was a lifetime county resident. She moved to Akron from the Green Oak community.
On September 25, 1898 she was united in marriage to Perry ZARTMAN.
Survivors include the husband; one sister, Mrs. Nevada HOOVER, of Rochester; and a nephew, Floyd CONRAD.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Akron Church of God on South Central street. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH wil officiate and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron. The body was removed from the Moyer funeral home today to the residence where friends may call.

Word has been received here that Mrs. Irene JEFFRIES, daughter of Harvey LITTLE, former Rochester resident, died at her home in Detroit Monday. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Warsaw. Little resided in Rochester about 11 years ago.

Friday, May 14, 1943

The News-Sentinel learned today that one of the two youths killed in the airplane crash today was a Kewanna youth, E. A. HARDIN, 41, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARDIN of Kewanna. He was a machinists mate second class.
The other killed was Aviation Cadet Lewis W. STRAHLEY, III, 22, of Drexel Hill, Pa.
Two naval aviation cadets were killed instantly today when their training plane crashed in a freshly-plowed field at the west edge of Kewanna.
The fatal crash occurred as the plane, stationed at the Peru Naval Training Base at Bunker Hill, near Peru, attempted to make a forced landing. It narrowly missed striking a youth who was plowing the field, crashing only a short distance from the youth's tractor.
The names of the two men killed were not immediately available and naval officials were understood to have announced that the names would not be made public until the next of kin are notified.
Cause of the crash was not immediately determined.
The accident occurred at 10 o'clock. The attention of Kewanna residents had been attracted as the plane, obviously in distress, circled over the community a number of times.
The plane crashed on the Clifford WILSON farm, located a quarter of a mile west of Kewanna. It did not explode but buried itself in the soft ground, and was almost completely demolished.
Wilson's son, Jack [WILSON], was operating a tractor only 12 or 15 feet from where the plane struck the ground.
Hundreds of persons were attracted to the scene of the accident. Fulton county police authorities, state police, and officials of the Peru Naval Training Station were immediately notified.
The fatal crash was the second to occur in Fulton county. Three men were killed when a bombing plane from Baer Field, Fort Wayne, crashed northeast of Rochester last February.

Saturday, May 15, 1943

An investigation was launched today to determine the cause of a naval training plane crash at Kewanna which cost the lives of two men.
A Kewanna man, Edward A. HARDIN, 41, aviation machinist's mate second class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARDIN of Kewanna, and Aviation Cadet Lewis W. STRAHLEY, III, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis STRAHLEY Jr., of Drexel Hill, Pa., were victims of the accident.
The plane was from the Peru Naval Training Station. It crashed on the Clifford WILSON farm, directly west of Kewanna.
Identification of the victims, whose bodies were badly mangled by impact of the crash, was made at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon and the names were released for publication by Naval Training Station authorities.
The bodies of the men, which were taken to a funeral home at Peru, were expected to be returned to their respective homes today.
Hardin, who was well known in the Kewanna community, had operated a garage and filling station with his father prior to his entrance into the navy on Sept. 15, 1942. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Colburn HARDIN of Roann; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle SILBURN and Mrs. Norma GONZALEZ of Kewanna, and the grandmother, Mrs. Adella BORGER of Kewanna.
He was born Feb. 2, 1902, near Salem, Ind.
Hardin had visited his parents in Kewanna last Wednesday.
The accident occurred at 10 o'clock Friday morning after the plane had circled the town several times, indicating it was in distress. The only witness was Jack WILSON, on whose father's farm the plane crashed. Young Wilson was operating a tractor near where the plane fell.
The plane narrowly missed hitting Wilson, falling a few feet from his tractor. Failure of the plane to explode probably saved the youth's life.

Howard Onstott COOK, 60, a painter, was found dead in bed early today at his home at 1500 Bancroft avenue. Death, which followed an illness of about one week, was believed caused by a heart attack.
He was born in March, 1883, the son of George and Isabelle COOK, in the Ebenezer community near Rochester. He came to Rochester during his youth and resided here his entire life.
He was first married to Nellie BRUCE at Kewanna in 1905, who died in 1919. He later was married to Deffie OVERMYER of Monterey, who died in 1939.
Mr. Cook was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Survivors are one son, Robert [COOK], of Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline JACKSON of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. William NEWCOMB of Rochester, and one brother, Avery COOK, also of Rochester; one niece and one nephew.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home. Funeral arrangements are awaiting the arrival of the son from Indianapolis.

Monday, May 17, 1943

Military funeral services were held today at Kewanna, for Edward A. HARDIN of Kewanna who was one of two men killed when a Bunker Hill naval training station airplane crashed Friday on the Clifford WILSON farm west of Kewanna.
Last rites for Hardin, an aviation machinist's mate second class, were conducted at the First Methodist church with Rev. Hugh HALL, pastor of the Kewanna Baptist church, in charge. Rev. Hall was assisted by Rev. John KIRKPATRICK, pastor of the Methodist church.
Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.
A large number of friends were expected to attend services for Hardin, who was well known throughout the community and had operated a filling station with his father for several years.
A native of Salem, Washington county, Hardin had been in the navy since Sept. 15, 1942. The accident in which he and Aviation Cadet Lewis W. STRADLEY, III, of Drexel Hill, Pa., were killed occurred at 10 o'clock Friday morning when a base training plane crashed into a freshly-plowed field.
An investigation now is being conducted to determine the cause of the accident, according to officials at the Bunker Hill naval training base.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Foster funeral home for Howard O. COOK, 60, a painter, who was found dead in bed early Saturday at his home at 1500 Bancroft avenue.
Rites were conducted by Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical church. Burial was made in the Citizens cemetery.
Death, according to Coroner Dean STINSON, was due to a heart attack which Cook suffered during the night. Cook had been a life-long resident of the community.

Following an illness of a year, Charles C. MILLER, 60, well known farmer of Rochester township, died Sunday night at his home four and one-half miles southeast of the city. Death was attributed to dropsy.
Mr. Miller had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community. He was born March 20, 1880 in the Miller homestead in which he died. Charles C. was the son of Gideon and Anna (RICHARDSON) MILLER, both deceased. Mr. Miller followed the occupation of farming. He never was married.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Lillian BARGER, at home; Mrs. Clyde AULT, Mrs. Sam HORN, both of Liberty township; Mrs. Della MINTLER, of Lansing, Mich., and a brother, George MILLER, of Logansport. Two brothers, Dee [MILLER] and Earl [MILLER], preceded him in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton, will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Miller farm home. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body was removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the Miller residence Monday afternoon, where it will lie in state until the hour of the rites.

James REED, 78, of Bourbon, was found dead early Monday in his bed at the Marshall county home. Death, which followed an illness of five years, was caused by heart trouble.
Reed was born Nov. 1, 1865, and came to Bourbon from Hammond 35 years ago. He was married to Ella GREER in 1894. He was a member of the Hammond Methodist church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Glen SPENCER of Argos, three brothers, Charles [REED] and Dane [REED] of Hammond, and John [REED] of Worth, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Eva BOWELL of Plymouth; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Three grandsons are in the service.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 2 o'clock, at the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos, with Rev. THISTLETHWAITE of the Hammond Methodist church, in charge. Burial will be made at Maple Grove cemetery.
The body is at the Umbaugh funeral home.

Tuesday, May 18, 1943

William S. OVERMYER, 77, well-known farmer of the Richland Center neighborhood, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home 10 miles northwest of this city. Death resulted from complications following a three-year illness. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Fulton county.
For many years Mr. Overmyer who was more familiarly known as "Sherm", operated a custom threshing outfit throughout the northwestern sections of the county. Ill health forced his retirement from active farm duties a few years ago.
William Sherman, son of Franklin and Susanna OVERMYER, was born at Burr Oak, Ind., on June 8th, 1865. He was united in marriage with Emma SICKMAN on April 21st, 1889 at Burr Oak, Ind. A few years later he took up his residency in Richland township where he has resided ever since. Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Burr Oak United Brethren church.
The survivors are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Mertie HOUGHTEN, Mrs. Vernie SHRIVER, Mrs. Hazel MORRIS, all of Culver; three sons, Ben [OVERMYER], of Culver; Chester [OVERMYER], of Rochester; Arthur [OVERMYER], at home; 32 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was removed from the Foster funeral home to the Overmyer residence late Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 19, 1943

Funeral services for William S. OVERMYER will be held at the Richland Center church, Friday afternoon, 2 o'clock. Rev. GIVENS will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Richland cemetery.
In the obituary which appeared in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel, the name of Mrs. Bessie BEEHLER, daughter of the deceased was unintentionally omitted.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the Fletchers Lake church for Ulysses Sherman MARSH, 76, retired farmer, who died Tuesday at his home near Lucerne.
Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton will officiate and burial will be made in the Smally cemetery, east of Marshtown.
Marsh was born near Fletchers Lake on Sept. 28, 1866. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rhoda ELKINS MARSH, to whom he was married Oct 13, 1886, at Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Louis CATON, of Princess Ann, Md.; three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

Friday, May 21, 1943

Joseph H. WHITE, 79-year-old Fulton county resident, died late Thursday afternoon at his home two miles south of Kewanna. Death was due to complications arising from a six weeks' illness.
The deceased came to this county 21 years ago from southern Tennessee. In 1923, White was united in marriage with Essie WHITE. He spent his lifetime in the occupation of farming.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lloyd [WHITE], at home and Bruce [WHITE] of California; four daughters, Willabelle [WHITE] at home, Mrs. Pearl BROWN of California, Mrs. Ida COOK of Royal Centre, and Mrs. Maude McCLAIN of Winamac; and one sister, Mrs. Belle RHEA of Tennessee.
The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the Sharon church southeast of Kewanna with the Rev. Margaret BAKER officiating. Rev. Baker will be assisted by Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD, pastor of the Bruce Lake Community church. Burial is to be in the Bruce Lake cemetery and the body is at the residence where friends may call.

Funeral services for infant Connie Kay [BALDWIN], daughter of John and Cleda BALDWIN, of this city, were held at the Foster funeral home at 4 p.m. Friday. Rev. Glenn McGEE, of the Presbyterian church officiated and burial was made in the Sand Hill church cemetery, north of this city.
Connie Kay was born at Woodlawn hospital Thursday morning and passed away at 7 o'clock Friday morning. The infant is survived by the parents and a sister, Janet [BALDWIN]. The Baldwins reside at 700 Fulton avenue.

Saturday, May 22, 1943

High water which forced the Tippecanoe river to overflow its banks has caused Mr. and Mrs. Harley HOLLINGER to renew the search for the body of their son who was drowned Feb. 20 in the river.
The parents have been making daily trips to the river in the hope that the body might be found in the water. They expressed a belief that the body had become entangled with roots or other objects in the river's depths and that the current and high water might possibly free the body.
Their son, Fred [HOLLINGER], aged 10, was drowned when he fell through the ice. A constant search was made for several weeks by persons with boats and grab hooks.

Monday, May 24, 1943

Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Margaret SWIHART, 77, who died Saturday at her home in Argos. Mrs. Swihart had been ill since she suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago and death was caused by a heart attack.
Mrs. Swihart was born Nov. 30, 1865, near Argos, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth BUNDY. On Oct. 30, 1886, she was united in marriage to Lewis SWIHART. Mrs. Swihart moved from her farm home to Argos about a month ago.
She was a member of the Walnut Brethren church.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Jesse R. [SWIHART], at home, and Milo [SWIHART], of Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Ossie GARNER and Mrs. Lona SHAFFER, both of Argos, and Mrs. Nora HOLCOMB, of Fort Wayne.
Rites were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Brethren church with Rev. C. C. CRIPE in charge. Burial was made at the Brethren cemetery.

Funeral services were held this afternoon for Louis CLISTON, aged 69, of Argos, who died Saturday morning at his home. Death was caused by a heart attack. He was a farmer.
Cliston was born Oct. 10, 1873, in the Poplar Grove neighborhood, the son of Hugh and Sarah CLISTON. He was married to Myrtle Jane LAWERY.
He was a member of the Poplar Grove church and Odd Fellows lodge. Survivors are one son, Ellis CLISTON, of Argos, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. at the Poplar Grove church with Rev. Ralph JAMES of Culver in charge. Burial was made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Norma Josephine HISSONG, 21, of Argos, died Sunday morning at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following the birth of a child.
Mrs. Hissong, whose husband, Wayne [HISSONG], is a sergeant in the army stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., had made her home in Argos with her parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence HISSONG.
She was born July 29, 1921, in California, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William RAGSDALE of Calitatria, Calif.

Survivors are the husband, the infant son, the father, and one sister, Mrs. Henry SUDLOU, of Calitatria, Calif.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed, pending the arrival of the husband. The body was taken to the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos.

Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Rose Ella SHIMER, who died Friday night at the home of her son, Carl [SHIMER], at Akron. Mrs. Shimer was 77 years old and death, following an illness of several years, was caused by a complication of ailments.
Rites were held at 1:30 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Merle Cook, with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery west of Akron.
Mrs. Shimer was born in Ohio. She had lived in Akron for 30 years. She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are the husband, Grant [SHIMER]; two sons, Earl [SHIMER] and Charles [SHIMER]; one daughter, Mrs. Merle COOK; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Akron.

Tuesday, May 25, 1943

Funeral arrangements were being made today for Samuel Wilbur WESTFALL, who died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Garvin, at her residence on the east shore of Lake Manitou.
Westfall died at 5:30 o'clock this morning of complications following an illness of three months.
The deceased was born on Dec. 29, 1870, the son of John and Elizabeth WESTFALL. He moved to this community seven years ago from Columbus, Ind. His wife preceded him in death. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
The survivors include one daughter, Mrs. George GARVIN; two sons, Frank E. [WESTFALL] of Lafayette, and Sgt. John C. [WESTFALL] of Fort Sill, Okla.; one brother, O. C. WESTFALL of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Miss Frances WESTFALL of Lafayette, and eight grandchildren.
Burial will be made in the St. Mary's Catholic cemetery at Lafayette and the remains were taken from the Foster funeral home to the Solor and Baker funeral home at Lafayette this afternoon.

Mrs. Martha Jane TULLIS passed away this morning at 6:45 o'clock in the Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Tullis, a resident of Akron, died of complications. She had been ill for the past eight months.
The deceased was born Oct. 1, 1899, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry SHEDD. She moved to Akron from Battle Creek, Mich., seven years ago and on March 11th, 1922 she was united in marriage with V. C. TULLIS.
Mrs. Tullis leaves her husband; three sons, Richard [TULLIS], of the U. S. Navy; and Clifford [TULLIS] and DeVane [TULLIS], at home; and one daughter, Mara Dean [TULLIS], at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending while the family awaits word from Richard Tullis, the son in the Navy.

Wednesday May 26, 1943

Funeral services were held today at Kokomo for King KENNEDY, a native of Kewanna, who died Monday at Kokomo. Rites were held at the Ellis chapel at Kokomo and burial was made at Crown Point.
Kennedy was born Sept. 10, 1879, at Kewanna. He lived in Logansport and later moved to Kokomo. While living in Logansport, he was employed at the railroad shops.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon for Mrs. Norma Josephine HISSONG, 21-year-old Argos mother who died in childbirth Sunday.
Rites will be conducted by Rev. Ralph JONES, pastor, at the Poplar Grove church, southwest of Argos. It has not been determined whether the body will be returned to California, Mrs. Hissong's native home, for burial.

Ora ANDERSON, aged 69, died early today at the home nine miles northeast of Rochester. The News-Sentinel was advised shortly before press time today.

Funeral services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Essie CLEMENTS BURNETT, 47, of Urbana, Ill., a sister of Mrs. Roland SMITH of Rochester and Mrs. Claude REASONS of Kewanna, who died at the home of a brother 10 miles north of Logansport.
Mrs. Burnett had been visiting at the home of her father, Edwin CLEMENTS, since May 13. Death followed an illness of several months. Rites were conducted at the Clements home, and the body will be returned to Urbana for burial.

Thursday, May 27, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jane TULLIS of Akron, who died Tuesday morning at Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Methodist chapel at Akron. Rev. H. D. CONWAY will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Ora ANDERSON, 66-year-old farmer, died Wednesday at his farm home seven miles northeast of Rochester. Funeral services tentatively have been set for Saturday.
Death, due to internal hemorrhages, followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered more than a year ago. He became seriously ill early Wednesday morning and died shortly afterwards.
Anderson was born Sept. 19, 1876 on the same farm on which he died. He was the son of Ira and Sarah ANDERSON. On Jan. 18, 1902, he was married to Minnie LAIRD. He was a graduate of Purdue University and a member of the Church of Christ at Mentone.
Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Miss Bernice ANDERSON of Indianapolis; a son, Major Ernest ANDERSON of Fort Sill, Okla.; one granddaughter; two brothers, Emery [ANDERSON], of Mentone; and Loy [ANDERSON], of Anderson; one sister, Miss Laverne ANDERSON.
The funeral tentatively has been set for 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the Mentone Church of Christ, pending the arrival of the son from Fort Sill. Rev. J. S. JOHNS will officiate and burial will be made in Sycamore cemetery, southwest of Mentone.

Miss Emma May HEGE, 67, died Wednesday evening at her home at 314 Freeman street in Argos. Death, caused by heart trouble, followed an illness of a few days.

Miss Hege was born Nov. 12, 1875, the daughter of Nathan and Lucretia HEGE near Talma. She lived in the Gilead neighborhood with her brother, Walter [HEGE], and moved to Argos about a month ago.
She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church. The only survivor is the brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Rev. John Paul JONES of Star City in charge. Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Friday, May 28, 1943

Mrs. Nettie J. ROUCH passed away at 6 o'clock Friday morning at her home in Fulton following an illness of two months from a heart ailment. Mrs. Rouch, who had been a resident of Wayne township throughout her entire life had a host of friends in that community.
Nettie J. [LAMBERT], daughter of H. C. and Nancy LAMBERT, was born in Wayne township on Nov. 21, 1872. She was united in marriage with Jesse ROUCH on Nov. 23, 1889. Mr. Rouch preceded in death on April 18, 1939 The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Included among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Russel PENIX, of Wayne township; a son, Lawrence ROUCH, of near Fulton; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. RANS, of Fulton, and Mrs. Charles SNYDER, of Logansport; and a brother, Charles LAMBERT, of Kokomo.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Stacey SHAW will be held Sunday afternoon 3 o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church. Interment will be in the Salem cemetery, north of Fulton. The body will be removed to the Rouch residence Saturday morning where friends may call.

Mrs. Alvira A. BRINEY, aged 87, was found dead Thursday afternoon at the home of a son, Frank Briney, near Richland Center. The body was discovered by a driver for a bread truck when he made his customary stop at the Briney farm home.
Death was due to coronary embolism.
Mrs. Briney was born Jan. 24, 1856, at Green Springs, O., the daughter of Jeremiah and Abigail MUDGE. She came to Fulton county 68 years ago and, in 1878, was married to Samuel BRINEY. Her husband, as well as two children, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Methodist church at Richland Center.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Arthur SHIREMAN, Mrs. Arthur HARTLE and Mrs. Carrie ANDERSON, all of Rochester; two sons, Frank [BRINEY], with whom she made her home; and Harry [BRINEY], also of near Richland Center; a half-sister, Mrs. Rosa MUDGE, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Richland Center Methodist church, with Rev. Clair SIPLE in charge. Burial will be made at the Center cemetery.
The body was returned to the home Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at Argos for Thomas L. WARTENBE, a rural mail carrier, who died Thursday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Izella MEEK, at Kokomo. He was 82 years old.
Death, caused by heart trouble, followed an illness of three months. He had been visiting at his daughter's home for the past seven months.

Wartenbe was born near Argos on March 8, 1861. He was the son of David and Margaret WARTENBE. As a young man, he was engaged in farming and later was employed as a rural mail carrier at Argos.
His wife and son preceded him in death. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Etta GANTZ, Mrs. Carrie MINNICK and Miss Grace WARTENBE, all of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Nellie FRANCIS, of Muncie, and Mrs. Meek, at whose home he died.
The body was taken to the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos, where friends may call after noon Saturday. Rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE, pastor of the Christian church, in charge. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery.

Saturday, May 29, 1943

Harry HOGUE of the Rochester City dairy was informed today that his brother, Earl "Jim" HOGUE, who once was associated with him in the dairy business in Rochester, died Friday night at Los Angeles, Calif.
Hogue was 50 years old. He had resided in Los Angeles since leaving Rochester 13 years ago, and was well known here. He was born at St. Joseph county.

Tuesday, June 1, 1943

C. A. RULE, 50-year-old Shelbyville, Ind., carpenter, died at Woodlawn hospital Monday from injuries suffered in a fall at the HALDEMAN BAUM grain elevator at Akron.
Rule died shortly after he was admitted to the hospital. Coroner Dean STINSON said that he would return a verdict of accidental death. The coroner said that death was due to internal injuries and fractured ribs which punctured Rule's lungs.
The accident occurred at about 10 o'clock. Rule, employed by the Reliance Construction Company of Shelbyville, was engaged in building some grain spouts at the elevator. He lost his balance and plunged approximately 30 feet into the grain pit.
Survivors include the widow and a daughter who live at Shelbyville. The body has been returned to Shelbyville for funeral services and burial.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Didema STALLARD, who died Saturday at her home two miles east of Macy. She was 74 years old. Death was due to complication of ailments.
Mrs. Stallard was born Feb 26, 1869, the daughter of Aaron and Fiana SEIDER. She was married to Francis STALLARD, who died four years ago.
Survivors are one son, Aaron STALLARD of Macy, and one sister, Mrs. Alvira TRACY of Rochester.
Rites were conducted at the residence by Rev. C. DUNLAP of Macy, and burial was made in the Macy cemetery.

A. L. CRIPPEN, 71, a former resident of Twelve Mile community who was well known at Fulton and had relatives living in Fulton county, died Sunday at his home at Hammondsport, N.Y. Death followed an illness of several months.
Crippen was born in Cass county on May 27, 1872, the son of William T. and Malinda CRIPPEN. He was first married to Mary A. REYNOLDS, who died in 1923, and later married Rev. Maggie MOTHERSELL who survives.

Other survivors are one son, Daugherty [CRIPPEN], of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Fleetie KING of Fulton and one great-grandchild; one brother, William CRIPPEN of Logansport, and one sister, Mrs. Mary CHAMP of Twelve Mile.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Hammondsport. The body will be returned to Twelve Mile where second services will be held Thursday at the Bethlehem M.E. church and burial will be made in the Bethlehem cemetery.

Word was received here today that Mrs. Samantha A. KING, a resident of Fulton county for many years, died May 29 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude K. Blue, at Madison, Wis. She was 92 years old.
Mrs. King had been in poor health since early in February, and her condition became serious in the past two weeks.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Maude K. BLUE of Madison, Wis., Mrs. Effa K. ADAMSON, of New York City, and Mrs. R. V. RICE of Buffalo; a sister, Mrs. Amy COONS of Nebraska; a brother, J. T. BRYAN of Indianapolis; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted today at the Fitch-Lawrence funeral home, at Madison, with the Rev. L. B. MOSELEY officiating. Burial was made in Roselawn Memorial Park at Madison.

Violent death claimed the life of a well-known and widely respected Fulton county citizen Monday when a C. & O. passenger train struck an automobile driven by William H. GORSELINE, 88 years old, former county assessor who held the longest record of service as a public official.
The accident, in which Mr. Gorseline's daughter, Mrs. Jessie BALDWIN of Rochester, escaped injury, occurred at the railroad crossing one mile south and a half-mile west of the junction of state roads 14 and 17, near Kewanna.
A verdict of accidental death was to be returned today by Coroner Dean STINSON.
The only witness to the tragic accident said that Mr. Gorseline saw the approaching train and stopped his automobile a short distance from the track. Mrs. Baldwin stepped out of the automobile. In adjusting the gears, the automobile moved across the railroad track and was struck by the full impact of the passenger train.
The car was carried about 230 feet down the track. Mr. Gorseline was thrown clear of the wreckage. His body was severely crushed.
He was en route with his daughter to visit a niece in Kewanna at the time of the accident.
Mr. Gorseline resigned last year as Fulton county assessor after having served in public office for 16 years. He previously was engaged as a teacher and farmer.
In 1942, he was the oldest delegate to the state Republican nominating convention at Indianapolis. He was a staunch Republican, active in party politics and held an extremely wide acquaintanceship throughout the county.
William H. GORSELINE was born March 26, 1856 in Coshocton county, Ohio. He was the son of John and Susannah (RIGGLE) GORSELINE. He came to Kewanna in 1865, making his home on a farm five miles north east of Kewanna.
Mr. Gorseline was a school teacher in Union township for 17 years. He was first married to Miss Olive GREEN on March 29, 1877. His first wife died in 1925. He was married again on Oct. 22, 1928, at the Rochester Methodist parsonage, to Harriett OVERMEYER ZELLERS. The second wife died on May 14, 1941.
He was a prominent member of the Rochester Methodist church, and was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F., the Rochester encampment and Rebecca lodge.
Mr. Gorseline was the oldest of 11 children.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jessie BALDWIN of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Lenora HARDING of Kewanna; two brothers C. E. GORSELINE of Denver, Colo., and Bert GORSELINE of Kewanna; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but will be conducted at the First Methodist church in Rochester by Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothere funeral home where friends may call after Wednesday morning.

George ESHER, 68, of Argos, passed away Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Veterans hospital, Indianapolis. Mr. Esher had been in ill health for the past 12 years. The Esher home is at 412 North Michigan street, Argos.
Mr. Esher was born in Chicago on April 22nd, 1875. His parents were Daniel and Matilda ESHER. The deceased had resided in Argos for the past nine years. He was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic order and a war veteran of the Spanish-American war. He retired from the merchandising business a few years ago.
Surviving are his wife and a son, Merrill [ESHER], both of Argos.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE will be held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, Wednesday evening, at eight o'clock. Thursday morning the body will be entrained for burial at Kenton, Ohio.

Wednesday, June 2, 1943

Funeral services will be held Friday for Arnett VANATTA, 74, a farmer of the Fulton and Twelve Mile communities who died at his home four miles west of Fulton last night.
Vanatta was born in Findley county, Ohio. He was married to Catherine SOUTHARD on June 4, 1897. Survivors are the wife; three children, Ethel McLOCHLIN of Kewanna; Clifford VANATTA of Lucerne, and Henry VANATTA of Logansport; five grandchildren; one brother, Zimri [VANATTA], of Knox; three sisters, Mrs John MUSSELMAN of Twelve Mile; Mrs. Will DOUD of Milford, Ill., and Mrs. John OAKLEY of South Bend.
The body will be returned fro the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence Wednesday evening and services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Twelve Mile U. B. church with burial in the Twelve Mile cemetery.

Mrs. Hannah SMITH, 76, a resident of near Argos for many years, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lulu ANDREWS, two miles north of Mishawaka.
Death followed an illness of one year. Mrs. Smith resided six miles south west of Argos until six months ago, at which time she went to Mishawaka to live with her daughter.
She was born Feb. 5, 1867, the daughter of John and Margaret GANTZ, near Argos, and lived in Marshall county all her life She was married 51 years ago to Johnson B. SMITH, who survives. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church.
Survivors other than the husband are one son, Allen [SMITH], of South Bend; four daughters, Mrs. Nellie PENDEL and Mrs. Mable SCHRICKER of South Bend; Mrs. ANDREWS, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Florence ALWOOD of North Liberty; two brothers, John [GANTZ], of Plymouth, and George [GANTZ], of Kansas, 17 grandchildren an six great-grandchildren.

The body was brought to the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos and will be returned to the Andrews residence near Mishawaka tonight. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Poplar Grove church with Rev. Carl B. BOSSE in charge. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

G. B. CLARY, a former resident of Rochester, died Tuesday at his home at 1531 West Adams street, Chicago, relatives here were advised today. Death was due to a complication of ailments.
Mr. Clary was the brother of Harvey CLARY of Rochester. He was born near Kewanna, and was engaged in the barbering trade when he lived here 30 years ago. He was 60 years old.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at Chicago.

Funeral services for William H. GORSELINE, 88, former county assessor, school teacher and farmer who was killed Monday afternoon when his automobile was struck by a passenger train near Kewanna, will be held Thursday afternoon.
Rites will be held at the Grace Methodist Episcopal church in Rochester, with Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.
The body will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 1 o'clock Thursday, where friends may call. It will lie in state at the Methodist church from 1 o'clock until the hour of the service.
County offices in the courthouse will be closed at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon in respect to Mr. Gorseline, who held a county office for 16 years and had the county's longest record of public service, and county officials will attend the funeral in a body.

Thursday, June 3, 1943

Mrs. Effie (BARBER) HARPER, aged 63, passed away this morning at 6:45 o'clock in her home at 1120 Jefferson street. Mrs. Harper had been ill for the past nine weeks and death resulted from a complication of ailments.
The deceased lived in Akron until recently when she and her husband, Lawson HARPER, moved to Rochester.
Essie Barber was born the daughter of Anna and Theron BARBER in Kosciusko county on May 29, 1880 and was well known throughout the county. She was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include the husband, Lawson Harper; five sixters, Mrs. Clifford PEARSON of Akron, Mrs. Thomas JUDD of Rochester, Mrs. Charles SUMMERS of Peru, Mrs. James GREER of South BEnd, and Mrs. Frank BABCOCK of South Bend; two brothers, Oscar BARBER of Rochester, and David BARBER of Niles, Mich.; one son, Richard HARPER of Akron, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services are not completed.

Friday, June 4, 1943

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Effie BARBER HARPER, 63, wife of Lawson HARPER of Rochester, who died Thursday.
Rites will be held at the Akron Church of God with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

The body will remain at the Moyer funeral home in Akron pending services.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon for Allen BALLENGER, 79, a retired farmer, who died Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey ZOLMAN at Athens.
Death was due to complications and followed a serious illness of one week.
Rites will be held at the Olive Bethel church near Akron. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Ballenger was a native of Kosciusko county. He was born Dec. 20, 1863, and spent most of his life in the Athens community He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William BALLENGER.
His wife, Emma SHRIVER BALLENGER, died 11 years ago.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Luvilla RHODES; two sons, Marvin [BALLENGER] and Harvey [BALLENGER], both of near Athens, and a sister, Mrs. Emma WHITE, also of near Athens; one brother, Frank BALLENGER.
Ballenger was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Mr. Ballenger was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Plymouth, June 4 (INS) -- Thomas HARDESTY, 52, a tavern operator at Tippecanoe, Ind., hanged himself with a belt tied to the bars in the Marshall county jail early today.
Hardesty was sentenced several times in the past six months on public intoxication convictions. He was brought to jail yesterday pending committment to the state insane hospital at Logansport. His wife is a patient in the hospital at Rochester and is the only survivor.

Saturday, June 5, 1943

Funeral services will be held Monday at Macy for Simon Augustus ZARTMAN, 78, retired farmer who died Friday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Vernon BURNS.
Mr. Zartman had been ill three years. Death was caused by a complication of ailments.
He was born in Miami county and spent his entire life in or near Macy except for 15 years during which he resided in Fulton county. He was the son of Solomon and Nellie ZARTMAN. He was married on Oct. 30, 1883 to Elizabeth PLATTER, who preceded him in death.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Frank MUSSELMAN and Mrs. BURNS, at whose home he died; two sons, Ferdie [ZARTMAN] and Myron [ZARTMAN] of Beloit, Wis., 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the home of Mrs. Frank Musselman from the Kine funeral home at Denver on Sunday at noon. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

The body of Allen BALLENGER, who died Thursday afternoon at Athens, will be taken to the home of his son, Marvin BALLENGER, near Athens, tomorrow morning at nine o'clock. The remains will be taken at two o'clock to the Olive Bethel church near Athens where funeral services will be held.

Monday, June 7, 1943

William SALES, aged 81, will be buried at Leiters Ford cemetery Tuesday following services at Winamac. Sales is the brother of Joseph SALES of Leiters Ford, and was well known in the community.
Sales died Sunday at his home in Winamac following an extended illness. Other survivors are the widow, Josephine [SALES], and several step-children
The body was taken to the Fry-Lange funeral home at Winamac where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon. The body then will be taken to the Leiters Ford cemetery for interment.

Earl Ray ROUCH, 59, an employe of the Campbell cafe, was found dead at his home at 440 East Ninth street early today. Death, according to Coroner Dean STINSON, was due to coronary embolism and followed an illness of one year.
Rouch apparently died Sunday afternoon but his body was not found until this morning. Bill CAMPBELL, proprietor of the cafe, found the body when Rouch failed to appear for work.
Rouch was born April 12, 1884, near Athens, the son of George W. and Marietta (HALTERMAN) ROUCH. He resided in this community his entire life. Married at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1910, his wife preceded him in death. He was employed as a laborer.
Survivors are one daughter, Irene [ROUCH], of New York; two sisters, Pearl BLUE of Chicago and Mary FUGATE of Rochester; three brothers, Eugene [ROUCH] of Rochester, Arthur [ROUCH] of New Mexico and Rex [ROUCH] of Rochester; three nephews and seven nieces.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Beatrice Maude (SAGE) CLARK of Grass Creek died Sunday evening at the Cass county hospital at Logansport. Death resulted from complications and followed an illness of two months.
Mrs. Clark was born May 2, 1882 in Illinois and came to Fulton county 16 years ago. At the time of her death, she was serving as housekeeper for Joe HIZER of Grass Creek.
Survivors include: two sons, Leo R. CLARK and Harlan E. CLARK of Washington, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby JONES, of Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, Earl SAGE of Chicago, and Ira SAGE, of Peoria, Ill.; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the United Brethren church at Grass Creek with the Rev. B. A. HILL officiating. The body will be at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, until 12:30 o'clock Wednesday, at which time it will be removed to the church where friends may pay their respects.

Thomas M. PARK, 68, a retired employe of the Erie railroad, died at 5:40 o'clock this morning at his home at 629 East 13th street, Rochester.
Death, due to paralysis and a complication of ailments, followed a lingering illness of two years.
Park, who retired in 1937 from the service of the Erie, had been an employe of the system for 38 years. He had been employed as chief mail clerk.
He was born Aug. 27, 1874 at Galion, O., the son of Herman and Mary BOWMAN PARK. On Sept. 28, 1902 he was married to Ida KRIESER at Chicago. He lived in Rochester since 1922.
Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Benadine MATTENINE of Chicago, and Mrs. Geraldine McLAUGHLIN of Logansport; one son, Raymond T. PARK of Jasper, Ala., and one granddaughter, Ruth MATTENINE. A daughter, Ruth [PARK], preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home, with the Church of God pastor officiating.
Following services, the body will be entrained for Chicago where burial will be made in Mount Greenwood cemetery.

Tuesday, June 8, 1943

Funeral services for Earl R. ROUCH, 59, who was found dead in bed at his home at 440 East Ninth street Monday, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Rites will be conducted by Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical church, and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. Amy Lydia GUNDER, 82, life-long resident of Marshall county passed away Tuesday morning 4 o'clock at her home, 509 Gerra street, Plymouth. Mrs. Gunder had been in ill health for the past two years and in a most critical condition during the last two weeks. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties.
Amy Lydia [BOGES], daughter of Lewis and Sara BOGES was born Feb. 22, 1861 in Marshall county. She was united in marriage with Jay GUNDER on August 3, 1882. Her husband preceded in death in 1936. She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lottee PICKERL, of Argos; Mrs. Florence BEARD, of Plymouth; Mrs. Ludell JAGGER of Niles, Mich.; a son, Boyd GUNDER of Culver and a brother, Joe BOGES, of Inwood, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. R. L. HALEY of South Bend, will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Funeral services were held today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Thomas A. PARKS, 68, retired railroad employee who died early Monday morning. The pastor of the Church of God officiated and the body later was entrained for Chicago where burial will be made in Mt. Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Parks lived in Chicago until coming to Rochester in 1922.

Last rites will be conducted Wednesday at the United Brethren church in Grass Creek for Mrs. Beatrice M. CLARK of Grass Creek who died Sunday at a Logansport hospital. Rev. B. A. HILL will officiate. The body will remain at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna until 12:30 o'clock Wednesday, where friends may call.

Thursday, June 10, 1943

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Rochester for Matilda Anna HILL who died Thursday night at Memorial hospital at Greensburg. She had been ill for the past few weeks.
The deceased was born March 4, 1873 on a farm in Newcastle township in the BARKMAN neighborhood. She was the daughter of Jeremiah D. and Sarah Ellen (HAMLET) SMITH. In 1890, Mrs. Hill moved to Rochester with her family and on December 25, 1895, was united in marriage with John F. HILL who preceded her in death. In 1917, she graduated from the Chicago school of nursing and followed the occupation of nursing in Illinois, St. Louis, and Denver, Colo., until 1932 when she returned to Rochester. In 1936, she suffered a stroke of paralysis and later made her home at the I.O.O.F. home in Greensburg. She was a member of the Rebekah and Pythian Sisters and the Methodist church.
Survivors include one son, Clarence F. HILL of this city; one sister, Emma HOFFMAN of Chicago; two grandchildren and a number of relatives and friends.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body is to be returned from Greensburg today and will remain at the Foster funeral home until Saturday evening at which time it will be taken to the home of the deceased's son, Clarence Hill, where friends may call until the time of the funeral.

Friday, June 11, 1943

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Grace Methodist church for Mrs. Matilda Anna HILL, 70, who died Wednesday at the Odd Fellows home at Greensburg.
Rites will be conducted by Rev. Daniel S. PERRY, and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home Saturday afternoon to the home of the son, Clarence F. HILL, 507 Fulton Avenue. On Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. the body will lie in state at the Methodist church. Friends may call at either home or the church.

Monday, June 14, 1943

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Argos for Ernest CASTLEMAN, 45, who died early Saturday morning at the Veteran's hospital at Indianapolis. Death was due to a spinal infection.
Rites will be conducted at 3 o'clock by Rev. Duane THISTLETHWAITE at the Umbaugh funeral home, followed by burial in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Castleman died following an illness of four months. A veteran of World War I, he had been a patient at the hospital for six weeks.
He was born July 21, 1897, near Argos, the son of Peter and Louisa CASTLEMAN. He was married to Mary FEIKERT in 1925. Castleman, a carpenter, resided on a farm two miles north and one-half mile west of Argos for the past several years.
Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Barbara [CASTLEMAN], Rebecca [CASTLEMAN] and Rosemary [CASTLEMAN], all at home; two sons, Rex [CASTLEMAN] and Larry [CASTLEMAN], both at home; one brother, Herbert [CASTLEMAN], of Norris, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie GURTHETT and Mrs. Tina ELLENGER, both of Plymouth, Edith CASTLEMAN of O'Neill, Neb., and Mrs. Faye WOOLRIDGE of Culver.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Louis J. SCHEIDT, mother of Mrs. William J. SCHROER, wife of the pastor of St. John's Lutheran church of Rochester, died suddenly at 9 o'clock Sunday night at her home at Columbus, Ind.
Death was due to a heart attack.
Mrs. Schroer and son, Robert [SCHROER], left today for Columbus, and sons, Billy [SCHROER] and Louis [SCHROER], will leave Wednesday morning to attend the funeral on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Schroer will remain in Columbus for some time while Rev. SCHROER will return to Rochester on Thursday.

News of the death of Rev. Howard H. CLOUSE, age 91 years, at Garden Grove, Calif., on Friday, June 11, has been received by Rochester friends and acquaintances.
Rev. Clouse, a retired Baptist minister, was the husband of the late Mrs. Dosia Jesse CLOUSE, who passed away at Garden Grove, April 3, and was buried at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery on April 8, of this year.
Rev. Clouse was taken ill the last week of April and was bedfast to the time of his death. The funeral services were held at Garden Grove, Monday, June 14, and burial was at the Fullerton, Calif., cemetery.
The aged minister was a native of Pennsylvania and the son of a Baptist minister. He was ordained in 1884 and after 12 years at pastorates, was appointed a missionary to work among the Kiowa Indians of Oklahoma in which work he continued for a quarter of a century.
He then spent five years at Bacone College in Oklahoma in establishing a Bible course. He has been retired almost 20 years but continued very active in church work up to the time of his final illness. The Kiowa Indians named him "Mon-kay-ta," meaning "The friend who takes us by the hand and shows us the right way."

Funeral services for Albert Theodore WILHOIT, who died Sunday morning at his home four miles southwest of Akron, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Akron Methodist church. Rev. Clyde MOORE, assisted by Rev. H. D. CONWAY, will officiate.
Wilhoit died from a complication of ailments. He had been ill for several months and was 67 years old.
The deceased was born Aug. 4, 1875, the son of Albert and Sarah WILHOIT. He was a Fulton county farmer throughout his lifetime.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie (ALSPACH) WILHOIT; one brother, Clifford [WILHOIT], of Akron; one sister, Mrs. Maude MAPLE, of Poplar Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Glen WALLIS of St. Joseph, Mich.; and one grandson, William WALLIS.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Akron.

Mrs. Minnie Louisa DURKES, 68, passed away 6 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emory Edington, of Toledo, O. Death resulted from coronary embolism.
The deceased, who was born at Winamac, had resided 65 years in Rochester and vicinity, where she had a host of friends. Her parents were Lewis and Emaline GARBERSON. Mrs. Durkes was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
Survivors are her husband, Frank DURKES; a daughter, Mrs. Emory EDINGTON, of Toledo, O.; a son, Arthur DURKES, of this city; three grandchildren; three brothers, Len [GARBERSON], of Sidney, O.; Fred [GARBERSON], of Texas; Sylvestan [GARBERSON], of Marguerette, Mich.; and four sisters, Mrs. Jacob EISENMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Harold FRAZIER, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Mae DEAMER, of Alabama; and Miss Viola GARBERSON, of Boyne, Mich.

Funeral services have been tentatively set for Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church in this city, with Rev. CHAMPLIN officiating. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the Arthur Durkes home on north Madison street where friends may call.

Mrs. Laura Ellis MILLER died Monday morning at her home five and a half miles northwest of Rochester. Mrs. Miller had been a resident of the Richland Center community throughout her entire life where she had a wide acquaintance of friends.
Laura Ellis [OSBORN], daughter of William and Rebecca OSBORN, was born near Richland Center on Jan. 5, 1875. On Oct. 28, 1896, she was united in marriage to Orville MILLER. Mrs. Miller was a prominent member of the Sand Hill Methodist church, north of Rochester.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mildred [MILLER]; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. THOMPSON, of this city and Mrs. Claude COLE, of South Bend; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Richland Center Methodist church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center. The body was removed from the Foster funeral home to the Miller residence late Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 15, 1943

Mrs. Bess BURNS received word today of the recent death of Mrs. Frank HOOVER of Chetek, Wis., former resident of this city.
Etta CATES HOOVER was born at Rochester, Ind., February 5, 1867, and moved to Chetek with her parents, John and Elizabeth CATES in 1883. In 1884, she was united in marriage with Frank HOOVER, who, with four children, survive her.
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, June 6, and burial was made in the Lakeside cemetery.

Wednesday, June 16, 1943

Committal rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Antioch cemetery, situated southwest of Rochester, for Anthony BRAMAN, 87-year-old former resident of Rochester who died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna CALLENTINE, at Mishawaka.
Funeral services preceding interment were held at Mishawaka at 1 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. Fred WRIGHT, pastor of the Mishawaka First Church of The Nazarene officiating.
Braman was born in Fulton county on Jan. 24, 1856. His wife, Mary I. BASTOW, died in 1898. For a number of years, he was a rural route mail carrier for the Rochester postoffice and later operated the "One Horse Grocery" at Lake Manitou. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Rochester.
Survivors, in addition to the daughter at whose home he died, are a son, Ira BRAMAN, of Hamlet, and three daughters, Mrs. Maude NELLANS of Mishawaka, Mrs. Carrie COWAN, of Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Jennie HARTMAN, of Richmond; a brother, Schuyler [BRAMAN], of Rochester; 28 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at Plymouth for Frank W. BOSWORTH, 84, pioneer Plymouth businessman who died Monday night at Woodlawn hospital here.
Bosworth was owner of the F. W. Bosworth Company dry goods store and was one of the oldest cusiness men in Plymouth. Death followed an illness of five years.
Rites, set for 2 o'clock, will be held at the Danielson mortuary followed by burial in the Oakhill cemetery.

Thursday, June 17, 1943

Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Nellie Elvina PEEPLE, 62 years old, a former resident who died Tuesday night at her home in Mishawaka.
Survivors included the husband, Wallace [PEEPLE], a daughter, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at South Bend, and interment was made in a cemetery there.

Friday, June 18, 1943

John M. KELLER, age 75, proprietor of the KELLER'S INN on the west shore of Lake Manitou for a number of years, died at 1 o'clock Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital.
Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of six weeks. He had been a patient at the hospital only one day.
Keller was well known throughout northern Indiana through his business at the lake. Survivors include his wife; one son, Howard KELLER, and one daughter, Rita COLLINS, both of South Bend.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home pending the completion of funeral arrangements. A complete obituary concerning the deceased, which was not available today, will appear Saturday in The News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Albert Holland of Macy learned late Thursday that her father, Warren V. VAYETTE, was killed instantly by a train in the yards of the Altoona, Pa., station Thursday morning.
Mrs. Holland had not heard from her father for the past ten years and it was believed he had joined the Barnum and Bailey circus. He was 64 years old at the time of his death.
Vayette was born in Cass county and resided there until 1932 when he moved to Miami county. His subsequent whereabouts were not learned. His relatives heard nothing from him until the time of his death.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Albert HOLLAND and Alberta VAYETTE of Macy and one son, Ralph VAYETTE of Kingsbury. Three grandchildren also survive.
The body will not be brought back to Indiana for burial.

Saturday, June 19, 1943

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for John M. KELLER, who died early Friday at Woodlawn hospital. Keller was 75 years old.
Rites will be conducted by Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Christian church and burial will be made at the Union Center cemetery at Nappanee, his former home. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Keller was born Aug. 22, 1867, near Atwater, O., the son of Isaac and Suzan KELLER. He started in the photography profession at Nappanee in 1888 and later engaged in the automobile business in the early days of the business. During his lifetime, he was engaged for many years in the garage business. Twenty-one years ago, he built KELLER'S INN on the West Shore of Lake Manitou.
He was twice married, first to Clara BURBACH in 1892, and later to Betty DYSARD in 1938.
Survivors are the wife, at home; one daughter and one son, Rita COLLINS and Howard KELLER, both of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Wesley MILLER of South Bend, and one granddaughter.

Monday, June 21, 1943

Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Catherine Marie SCHOONOVER, 65, who died Saturday at her home at 422 North Michigan street, Argos.
Death followed an illness of several months. Mrs. Schoonover, who was well known throughout Marshall and Fulton counties, died on her 43rd wedding anniversary.
Rites were conducted at the Schoonover home. The reader was Elmer HIGGINS of the Christian Science church of South Bend and burial was made in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Catherine Marie [HENNESSEY], daughter of Patrick and Hanna HENNESSEY, was born March 6, 1878, in New York City. She came to Argos from Chicago 43 years ago where she has since resided. On June 19, 1900, she was married to Charles A. SCHOONOVER. Mrs. Schoonover was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Argos.
Survivors are the husband, Charles A. SCHOONOVER, Sr.; a son, Charles A. [SCHOONOVER], Jr., both of Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Helen TATE, of Washington, D. C; three brothers, William S. HENNESSEY, of Evanston, Ill.; Thomas [HENNESSEY] and Joseph HENNESSEY, of Chicago; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha ROBERTS and Mrs. Marie KOBI, also of Chicago.

Funeral services were held today at the Fulton U.B. church for Jacob HENDRICKSON, pioneer Fulton county man who died late Saturday night Woodlawn hospital, Rochester.
Hendrickson was 74 years old. Death resulted from paralysis.
Born in Fulton county on April 22, 1869, he was the son of Crinea and Mary HENDRICKSON. On April 1, 1893, he was married to Sarah Ellen REED who died Dec. 9, 1927. He lived his entire life in Liberty township.
Hendrickson lived on a farm three miles west of Fulton for many years and moved to Fulton when he retired about four years ago. He suffered a stroke of paralysis over a week ago and was brought to Woodlawn hospital.
The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. George RANS of Mentone and Mrs. Ermal RIEMENSCHNEIDER of Fulton; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl COOK of Fulton, Mrs. Charles NICKLES and Mrs. Luellen LINDEN, both of Kewanna, and Mrs. Kate MORPHET of Lucerne; a brother, Reuben HENDRICKSON, of Rochester.
Rites, held at the church of which he was a member, were conducted by Rev. Stacy SHAW, assisted by Rev. J. E. KIRBY. Interment was made in the Fulton cemetery.

Elmer APT, a farmer of Liberty township, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning at his home four miles northwest of Fulton. He was 50 years old.
Death attributed to heart trouble, followed a long illness. He had been a patient at Woodlawn hospital at Rochester for three weeks and was removed to his home last week.
Apt was born May 27, 1869, the son of John and Margaret APT, and resided in Liberty township his entire life. He was married to Suzie MATHIAS on Feb. 23, 1893. The wife survives.
He was a member of the United Brethren church of Fulton and the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are one brother, Charles G. APT, and one sister, Mrs. Charles HOOVER of Rochester.
The body will be returned from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton to the residence late this afternoon, where friends may call after 5 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church, followed by burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

William McINTIRE, aged 88, died Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas RITTER, at Tippecanoe. A former resident of the Athens and Akron communities, McIntire had made his home in recent years with his daughter. Death followed an illness of two weeks.
McIntire was born north of Athens, the son of Jacob and Ann McINTIRE. His wife preceded him in death three years ago. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include the daughter, at whose home he died, another daughter, Mrs. Emma LEHMAN, of Mentone; a son, Harold McINTIRE, of South Whitley; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services have not been arranged.

Arthur HOFFMAN, 68, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning at his home in Akron. Death, resulting from heart trouble and complication of ailments, followed an illness of several weeks.
Hoffman, who spent his entire life near Akron, was born July 11, 1875, the son of Adam and Esther HOFFMAN. He was married to Ritta BEMENDERFER, who survives.
Survivors, besides the wife, are one daughter, Nora [HOFFMAN], at home; a son, Delbert HOFFMAN of Rochester; two step-sons, Gerald BEMENDERFER of Chicago, William BEMENDERFER of Indianapolis, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Stella RACFTER, Maywood, Ill.
The body was taken to the Moyer funeral home at Akron. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Tuesday, June 22, 1943

Funeral services for William McINTIRE, 88, who died Monday at Tippecanoe, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at White church, Tippecanoe, with Rev. Nil FISHER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.
McIntire died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas RITTER. The body will be returned to the daughter's home Wednesday afternoon, after which time friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Elmer APT, Liberty township farmer who died Monday at the age of 74. Rites will be held at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church in Fulton, followed by burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for Arthur HOFFMAN, 68, who died Monday at his home at Akron, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Church of God in Akron with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating.
The body will remain at the Moyer funeral home at Akron until Wednesday morning, at which time it will be returned to the residence.

Wednesday, June 23, 1943

Search for the body of Tom DEMPSEY, 10-year-old Chicago youth who drowned Tuesday in the Tippecanoe river at the Echo Hills summer camp, was renewed today.
Efforts to locate the body were directed by Sheriff Frank SUMMERS, aided by Rochester and Delong people.
Dempsey drowned shortly after 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the river about a quarter of a mile east of the Vandalia railroad bridge near Delong. Water where the youth was last seen is about eight feet deep.
The youth was staying at the Echo Hills camp with 15 other children. He and the other children were called from swimming at 3:15 o'clock. Dempsey was seen to dive several times and disappeared momentarily under water, but when he failed to reappear, a search was started.
Current of the water where the accident occurred is swift, authorities reported.
The youth, whose mother is a worker in a Chicago war factory, came to the camp last Saturday. The camp is operated by Mr. and Mrs. John SPRECHER.
Participating in the search besides Sheriff Summers were Chief of Police Fred CARR of Rochester, Patrolman Earl GRAHAM, Jack GORDON, city water works superintendent, Game Warden Ed SNAMAN, State Patrolman Wallace MANROW, Hubert BOLLHAUVE, of Winamac and Bob WILSON of the Ligonier state police post. Wilson brought boats and grappling hooks to be used in attempts to locate the body.
The search was abandoned at 8:45 o'clock last night when it became dark.
It was the first drowning of the year in the county resulting from swimming.

Mrs. Jacob EBER, 69, died at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Lester, at Akron.
Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which Mrs. Eber suffered April 8. For many years, the Ebers resided at their farm home which is situated four miles east of Akron.
Waity Rosella [COFFIN], daughter of Loren and Katherine COFFIN, was born in Henry township on January 10, 1874. In 1919, she was united in marriage with Jacob EBER. Her husband died a few months ago.
Two sons, Lester [EBER] of Akron; Willis [EBER] of Wabash, and two grandchildren survive.
Funeral services with Rev. Levi HALL of Silver Lake in charge, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Church of the Brethren in Akron. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron.

Culver, June 23. -- A heart attack caused the death Monday of Mrs. Lila G. ELLIOTT, 79, mother of Col. A. R. ELLIOTT, superintendent of Culver Military Academy. Mrs. Elliott was born in Hillsboro, Ill., and later lived in Litchfield, Ill.

Thursday, June 24, 1943

Valparaiso, June 24. (INS) -- Carl ENGEL, 39, Monterey, was injured fatally when a truck driven by John H. ROSS, Chicago, smashed into the rear of Engel's truck on U. S. 30 three miles west of here early today. Engel had stopped his truck to repair a flat tire.

The body of 10-year-old Tom DEMPSEY, Chicago youth who was drowned Tuesday while swimming in the Tippecanoe river near Delong, was recovered late Wednesday afternoon a short distance from the Echo Hills summer camp.
The body was recovered with grappling hooks. State Policeman Delive MASTERSON and Conservation Officer Hubert BOLLHAUVE found the body when they noticed a hand protruding from the water as they crossed the road 17 bridge.
The youth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick DEMPSEY of 6367 South Campbell street, Chicago. He is survived by the parents and a sister. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Chicago.
The boy had been attending the Echo Hills camp.
Police officers said the body was located about a quarter of a mile from where the youth was last seen. The body had caught on a willow branch protruding into the water, between the Vandalia railroad bridge and the road 17 bridge at Delong.
A ruling of accidental death was returned by Fulton County Coroner Dean STINSON following an inquest held late Wednesday at the Lukenbill funeral home at Leiters Ford.

Funeral services will be held Saturday for Claude E. HAY, Culver, a native of Fulton county who died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Donald CHAPMAN, at Monterey. He was 68.
Death followed an illness of eight months. The body was taken to the Easterday funeral home at Culver where friends may call until Friday morning. The body will be removed to the home where it will remain until funeral services.
Rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Hope church, southeast of Culver, with Rev. Robert KERSEY officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Born at Leiters Ford, Hay lived all of his life in the community except 22 years which he spent near Vernon, Ill. He was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
Survivors are the wife, Grace [HAY]; three daughters, Mrs. Wilma BAIR, Kendallville; Mrs. Florence CURRY, Logansport; Mrs. Erma CHAPMAN, Monterey; three sons, Frank [HAY], Ralph [HAY] and Everett [HAY], all of Vernon, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie BORGAN, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Kate McMURRY, Columbia City; and 10 grandchildren.

Friday, June 25, 1943

Funeral services will be held Saturday at Logansport for Andrew Jackson CUNNINGHAM, a retired farmer who formerly lived at Leiters Ford.
Cunningham died Thursday at the Justice Convalescent home, Logansport, following an illness of several years. He was 91 years old.
Born Jan. 1, 1852, at Evansville, his parents were James and Julia Ann CUNNINGHAM. Survivors are a son, George [CUNNINGHAM], of near Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Millie BUTZER of Wabash; thirteen grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren. His wife, Elsie [CUNNINGHAM], preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the McCloskey funeral home at Logansport where friends may call and rites will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Saturday. Burial will be made at Leiters Ford.

Saturday, June 26, 1943

Miss Maine OVERMYER of South Bend, a former resident of the Leiters Ford community, died Friday morning at her home in South Bend, Fulton county friends and relatives were advised today.
Death resulted from a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held at the Broadway church in South Bend at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The body will be brought to Leiters Ford for interment.
Complete obituary was not available today, but will be published Monday in The News-Sentinel.

Monday, June 28, 1943

Walter PERRY, 44, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. PERRY of Rochester, died Saturday at his home at Los Angeles, Calif., the parents were advised yesterday.
Full details of the death were not immediately available.
Perry was a star basketball player at Rochester high school, graduated from the local high school and Purdue University and was widely known here. He had made his home in California for the past 20 years while he was superintendent of a refrigerator plant.
Survivors besides the parents, is the widow, and one son, John [PERRY], in the U. S. service at Buckley Field, Denver, Colo. The wife is the former Edith ROBBINS of Rochester, daughter of Charles ROBBINS.

Mrs. Carrie B. SHAW, 75, well known Rochester resident, died at her home, 948 Park avenue at 10:20 o'clock Sunday night. Death resulted from complications following an illness of four years duration. Mrs. Shaw had resided in Rochester all of her life with the exception of 16 years.
For three years she was head of the commissary department of "Buffalo Bill" Wild West shows, and, for a period of 13 years Mrs. Shaw was a stewardess instructor at the Cutbank Indian reservation school at Browning, Mont.
Carrie B., daughter of Jasper and Margaret (RICHARDSON) TRUE, was born in Rochester. Upon reaching womanhood, she was united in marriage with David SHAW, who preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Survivors include a brother, Fred E. TRUE of Chicago; a niece, Mrs. Jasper McKAY, and two nephews, Mervin TRUE and Walter TRUE. Mel TRUE, a brother, preceded her in death.
Services will be held at the Val Zimmerman funeral home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the First Baptist church will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Mrs. Isabel COOPER, 26-year-old wife of Harry COOPER of Rochester who died Saturday night at Woodlawn hospital from burns suffered in the explosion of gas Friday afternoon at her home.
Rites, which have been set for 2 o'clock, will be conducted by Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor the church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will remain at the Val Zimmerman funeral home until the services.
In inquest to determine the cause of the fatal blast was scheduled to be held early this week by Coroner Dean K. STINSON.
Isabelle Alice COOPER was born on June 28, 1916, six miles west of Rochester in the Burton neighborhood, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard MUTCHLER. She was married on Sept 15, 1933 to Hugh LINDEN. She was later married to Harry COOPER.
She was a member of the Baptist church of Kewanna, and was a practical nurse.
Survivors besides the husband and the parents are three children, Kenneth [LINDEN], Alice Lou [LINDEN] and Carl LINDEN, all by Mrs. Cooper's first husband; one stepson, Pvt. Andrew S. COOPER of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; two brothers, Cpl. John MUTCHLER of Jacksonville, Fla., and Donald MUTCHLER of Kewanna; five sisters, Mrs. George STARR, Mrs. Clurrel HUNTER, Frances [MUTCHLER], Ruth [MUTCHLER] and Martha MUTCHLER, all of Kewanna, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel MUTCHLER.
Mrs. Cooper's body was found Friday afternoon by the mother shortly after an explosion, believed to have been caused by the pilot light on a gas heater, ignited gas. Preliminary investigation, it was reported, showed that jets on a gas stove were turned on and that the kitchen of the home, where the burned body was found had been closed.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Barbara Ann WALLACE, 86-year-old Argos woman who died Friday at Morris hospital, Plymouth. Death, resulting from a complication of ailments, followed an illness of three years.
Mrs. Wallace was born on May 14, 1857, in Marion county, O., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George VanDORSTON. She lived in Argos since early childhood. She was married in 1897 to James WALLACE of Argos, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Christian church of Argos.
Survivors include one daughter, Etta BAKER of Rochester; seven sons, Glen [WALLACE], Harry [WALLACE] and Gilbert [WALLACE], of Plymouth, Frank [WALLACE] and Bert [WALLACE], of Argos, Earl [WALLACE], of Mishawaka, and Jay [WALLACE], of Niles, Mich; two sisters, Clara CROW, of Niles, and Lady FINNEY, of Missouri; 35 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Rev Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Christian church, officiated at rites which were followed by burial in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Clement Carl BRUGH, 52, former resident of Leiters Ford, died Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka. The deceased had been ill only a few weeks and was removed from his home near Mishawaka to the hospital a week preceding his death.
For over 10 years, Brugh was a member of the South Bend police force. Later he served three years as a guard at the state prison, Michigan City, Ind. During the past few years, he resided on a farm near Mishawaka.
Brugh was born on a farm north of Leiters Ford on Jan. 18, 1891. When 16 years of age, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and during World War I served overseas with the Canadian armed forces. His parents were John and Dora (YELTON) BRUGH. Brugh was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Survivors are his wife; five children; a son, Lester [BRUGH], who resides in Mishawakas, and another son, Kenneth [BRUGH] is in the armed service in West Virginia; four brothers, Sydney [BRUGH], Dean [BRUGH] and Verle BRUGH, all of South Bend, Don BRUGH, of Plato Center, Ill.; and two sisters, Mrs. GROVELSKI, of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ray OVERMYER, of near Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, at Mishawaka. Interment will be in a Mishawaka cemetery.

Funeral services were held at South Bend today for Miss Maine OVERMYER, 45, who died Friday at the office of the Studebaker Employes Federal Credit Union where she was employed.
Rites were conducted at the Broadway Methodist church, followed by burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford. Miss Overmyer was a native of Fulton county and former resident of the Leiters Ford community.
Miss Overmyer was born Nov. 1, 1897. She attended schools at Richland Center, Leiters Ford and Rochester, and had lived in South Bend for the past 25 years. She was a licensed embalmer.
She was a member of the Broadway M.E. church, the Eastern Star lodge, the Rebekah lodge and the Daughters of Union Veterans. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. C. D. OVERMYER of South Bend, a brother, Ralph OVERMYER of Kokomo and two nieces.

Tuesday, June 29, 1943

Herbert GOULD, well known citizen of Kewanna, died today in New York, it was learned through a telegram to his mother, Mrs. Frank T. GOULD, of Kewanna.
Gould, World War I veteran, had served for a short time in the present war but was given a medical discharge due to injuries obtained in World War I. He was the son of the late Frank T. GOULD, former editor of the Kewanna Herald.
A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Funeral arrangements were being made today for William J. STANLEY who died early today at his home at 316 Walnut street, Argos, after a five-day illness. The 67-year-old man died of heart trouble.
Stanley was born the son of L. G. and Priscilla STANLEY on July 8, 1875 in Green township, Marshall county, and has lived in Argos or the surrounding community all of his life. On October 1, 1913 he was united in marriage with Clara VOTAW in Plymouth.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jane [STANLEY] at home and Mrs. Macia VLEAMINCK of South Bend; one half-brother, Ross SIPLE of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Ena BRINEY of the Richland Center community and Mrs. Mary TEMPLETON of Monticello.
The body of the deceased is at the Grossman funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, June 30, 1943

The body of Herbert GOULD, a Fulton county man who gained prominence in national publishing circles, will be returned to Kewanna for funeral services and burial, it was learned today.
Gould, son of the late Frank GOULD who was editor and publisher of the KEWANNA HERALD for many years, died in New York where he had gone on business. Death occurred at Columbus hospital to which he had been admitted Sunday.
He was 45 years of age, served in World War I and recently had been discharged from the U. S. Army.
Gould was a newspaperman and had been connected with the New York Daily News, Detroit Free-Press and other newspapers. He also was connected at one time with The American Magazine and Harper's Bazaar and had been employed by the Mennen Company. He was the author of a syndicated newspaper column and owned the National Advertising Agency. He also owned the Acme Mailing Machine Company, located at Kewanna, which suspended operations when Gould was drafted into the Army.
Gould had been expected to return to Kewanna from New York this week. Cause of the sudden illness and death was not immediately learned. However, Gould was discharged from the Army when, at officers' training school, it was learned he had a weak leg. It was not known whether this ailment had anything to do with his death.
Herbert H. Gould was born at Chicago, Aug. 29, 1897, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank GOULD. He lived in Kewanna since infancy. Gould was single. He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors are the mother; four sisters, Mrs. Helen GROSSE of Chicago, Mrs. Mary JENNINGS of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Florence BUDLONG of Ypsilant, Mich., and Mrs. Gertrude BUDLONG of Fort Wayne, and one niece.
Funeral services have not been completed, but the body will be returned to Kewanna for the rites and interment.

Funeral services for Walter PERRY, 44, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. PERRY, of this city, will be held in Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday afternoon and burial will be in the Forrest Lawn cemetery, in that city.
Mr. Perry, according to word received here by his parents was the victim of a heart attack which was suffered Saturday night and death occurred almost instantaneously. Walter, who was a graduate of the R.H.S. and Purdue University, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout northern Indiana. At the time of his death he was employed as supervisor in the Super-Cold Corporation, of Los Angeles.
A letter received today by the father from the vice-president of the Super-Cold Corporation, of Los Angeles, reveals the high esteem which the firm held for the former Rochester citizen. Excerpts of the message follow:
Dear Mr. Perry:
The personnel of this company was shocked and grieved to hear of the untimely death of your son, Walter, as he has been in excellent health up to the last minute.
From the information we have gathered, he just returned home from an evening out and suddenly became faint and passed on very suddenly. I knew you would like to know this because he at least did not suffer any pain at all.
The officers and employees of this corporation extend to you and Mrs. Perry our deepest sympathy and we believe we have felt the loss as you have. Walter was associated with us since 1928 and during that period we found him to be a man of unuaually high attainments and deepest sincerity and integrity, and his loss at any time would be a serious one but under wartimee conditions with so much needed to be done his loss is not only a loss of this company's but of the government's as well.
The funeral will be well attended by his many friends in Southern California and you may [be] sure that everything will be handled in first class manner.
Sincerely yours,
George R. LINDAHL,
Vice-President.
In the list of survivors which appeared in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel the name of his sister, Mrs. Donald ROSS, of this city was unintentionally omitted.

Funeral services for William J. STANLEY, of Argos, who died early Tuesday morning, will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. James W. NEILL of the Argos Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Friday, July 2, 1943

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon for John W. FELTS, 77, who died at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home at 391 East 8th street. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Monday.
Felts, a life-long resident of Fulton county, was born near the Fulton-Marshall county line on Nov. 23, 1865. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert FELTS. He was engaged in farming during the early part of his life, later was in the ice business and for the past 20 years had been employed by the Erie railroad.
His wife, the former Elizabeth EMMONS, died 37 years ago. A son, Harry [FELTS], and a brother, Milton [FELTS], also preceded him in death.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Nora PHOEBUS of Elkhart; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral has been set for 2 o'clock Saturday at the home, with the Odd Fellows lodge in charge, followed by burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was to [be] returned from the Foster funeral home Friday evening.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church at Kewanna for Herbert Holt GOULD, newspaper and advertising man who died Saturday in New York City. Gould was 45 years of age.
The body of Gould, author of a syndicated newspaper column who had been connected with leading newspapers and publications, was scheduled to be returned today to the home of the mother at Kewanna.
Services will be conducted by Rev. John KIRKPATRICK, pastor of the church, followed by burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Gould was well known throughout Fulton county. His father, the late Frank GOULD, was at one time editor and publisher of The KEWANNA HERALD.

Funeral services were held today at Plymouth for Mrs. Don F. KITCH who died Tuesday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth. Mrs. Kitch, whose husband was a prominent Marshall county attorney, was well known in Rochester and had many friends here.
Death followed an operation to which she had submitted two weeks ago. She died as she was preparing to leave the hospital.
Mrs. Kitch was born at Kit Carson, Colo., June 18, 1901, and was married to Don KITCH in 1921. She had lived in Plymouth 14 years. Survivors, besides the husband, are a son in the U. S. Navy and two daughters. She was a past matron of the Eastern Star and past president of the American Legion Auxilliary.

Sgt. Mark H. BRIGGS, a native of Macy who was killed in action in the southwest Pacific on April 16, has been awarded posthumously the Order of The Purple Heart by the U. S. government, according to word received here by relatives. Briggs was the son of Hurd BRIGGS of Macy and Mrs. Esther E. HAYNES of Kokomo.
Sgt. Briggs was in the Army Air Corps and had seen much action in the Pacific war theatre. The mother was informed of the award in a letter received from Secretary of War Henry Stimson.

Saturday, July 3, 1943

Funeral services will be held Monday at Logansport for Mrs. Elizabeth PATTON HECKARD, a native of Kewanna who died Friday at her home in Logansport.
Rev. Francis REESE, pastor of the Calvary Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Heckard was a member, will officiate at last rites and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Death occurred just three days before the woman's 82nd birthday.
Mrs. Heckard was born July 5, 1861 at Kewanna, the daughter of Ephriam and Jennie FERGUSON SMITH. She taught school at Sandy Nook and other places in Cass county.

Tuesday, July 6, 1943

Funeral services for William (Slim) HUME, 51, were held Tuesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. R. A. ASHMAN of the Peru Brethren church was in charge of the rites and burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Hume died at 10:30 p.m., Saturday in the Vermillion county hospital at Clinton, Ind. Death resulted from peritonitis which followed a major operation. At the time of his death Hume was employed at the Wabash River Ordnance plant near Clinton.
The Humes, however, maintained their residence at 100 North Ohio street, Rochester.
William H. [HUME], son of William and Nellie (SCOTT) HUME was born Jan. 18, 1892 in Champaign county, Ill. He came to Rochester about 20 years ago, and soon afterward was united in marriage with Mae BLACK of this city. He was employed for several years at the old Rochester Bridge Factory.
Survivors are his wife, of this city; his mother, Mrs. Nellie GILMORE, of Mahomet, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. C. D. BEVER, of Fort Myers, Fla.

Levi G. HORTON, 94-year-old pioneer resident of the Wagoner Station community, died early Monday morning. Death, caused by a complication of ailments resulting from old age, followed a critical illness of five weeks.
Horton and his wife, who survives, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last March. Mrs. Horton is 88 years old.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Macy Christian church, of which he was a member, with Rev. R. M. BROCK, pastor of the church in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Horton, son of William A. and Cyrena HORTON, was born in Fulton county near Ebenezer community on Oct. 15, 1848. He was married on March 30, 1873, to Susan COFFING. Horton was widely known in both Fulton and Miami counties.
Until 10 years ago, he was active in farming and had been a farmer all of his life.
Survivors besides the [wife] are one son, Davis HORTON of near Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Lola ALLEN, at home; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One son, Eugene [HORTON], preceded him in death.
The body has been removed from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton to the residence, where friends may call.

Leroy Wilbern McINTIRE, aged 59, died Tuesday morning at his home at 626-1/2 Main street. He had been in ill health for five years and in a critical condition for the past three weeks.
McIntire was employed by the Erie railroad for 27 years. He was born in Fulton county, the son of Reuben and Sarah McINTIRE of Athens. He was married to Edith MILLER on Aug. 15, 1908.
Survivors include five children, Peace McINTIRE of Rochester, Mrs. John OLMSTEAD of Erie, Pa., Arthur McINTIRE of Hebron, Ind., Charles McINTIRE of Jefferson, Tex., and Robert McINTIRE of Diagonal, Ia.; one son, Walter [McINTIRE], of Huntington, Ind., and five grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Wednesday, July 7, 1943

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon for Wilburn Leroy McINTIRE, 59, who died his home at 626-1/2 Main street.
Rites will be held at the United Brethren church of Athens with the Rev. C. B. MOORE in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The body was returned to the home from the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors this afternoon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Mishawaka for Harry WILKERSON
[WILKINSON ?], 53, former resident of Fulton county.
Wilkerson died Sunday afternoon at home in Mishawaka of a heart attack.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Mrs. Leonard KLINE of Mishawaka and Betty [WILKINSON] and Jean WILKINSON at home; two grandchildren and two brothers, Ralph WILKINSON of Rochester and Roy WILKINSON of Laporte City Iowa.

In the obituary of Leroy Wilbern McINTIRE published yesterday in The News-Sentinel it was erroneously stated that Walter McINTIRE was his son. Walter who resides at Huntington, is McIntire's brother. It also erroneously stated that McIntire's daughter's name was Peace. Her real name is Pearl [McINTIRE].

Thursday, July 8, 1943

Indianapolis, July 8. (INS) -- The funeral for Isaac L. OPPENHEIMER, 76, former official of the Insull utilities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, will be held in the Flanner Buchanan mortuary in Indianapolis at 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.
Rabbi Morris M. FEUERLICHT will officiate. Burial will be Saturday after sundown in Columbus, O., a former home.
Oppenheimer, who had retired 10 years ago as vice-president of the Interstate Public Service Co. of Indiana, died last night at his home here after a heart attack. He also had held executive positions with the Ohio River Railway Company, the Transport Railway System in Lexington, Ky., the Kentucky Utilities of Louisville, and the Airline Manufacturing Co. of Indianapolis.
Survivors include a daughter, a son, a brother and two grandchildren.
--Isaac Oppenheimer was the brother of the late Albert OPPENHEIMER, who was employed for many years at the ARLINGTON HOTEL and died three years ago in the Jewish home at Cleveland. Isaac Oppenheimer had visited in Rochester many times and was well known here.

Friday, July 9, 1943

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at four o'clock at the Chase-Miller Chapel, Logansport, for Mrs. Goldie GAUMER, 57, former resident of Fulton county. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.
Mrs. Gaumer, of 717 Race street, Logansport, died Thursday evening at 5:15 o'clock in the Cass county hospital after a week's illness. She was born in Fulton, her parents were Henry and Jennie BRYAN PATTON.
Survivors are the husband, Henry [GAUMER] of Logansport; a son, Paul L. [GAUMER], stationed at Camp Forest, Tenn.; two daughters, Ruth E. [GAUMER] and Helen L. [GAUMER] at home; four brothers, S. C. PATTON, Logansport; N. S. PATTON, Fort Wayne; Cassel MASTERSON, Logansport; James MASTERSON, Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Lon WINEGARDNER of Twelve Mile.
The body is at the Chase-Miller Chapel where friends may call.

Saturday, July 10, 1943

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Ida PERRY, 72-year-old woman residing about two miles north of Akron, who died at 6 o'clock Saturday morning.
Rites will be held at 2 o'clock at the Church of God with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made at the Log Bethel church cemetery north east of Akron.
Mrs. Perry died following a stroke she suffered earlier in the week. She had been in failing health for the past three months.
She was born Sept. 3 1861, the daughter of William and Martha WILLIAMS. She was married to Orlen PERRY at Rochester on Aug. 11, 1892, who survives. Mrs. Perry was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors, besides the husband, are one son, Rev. Eatell PERRY of Washington, D.C., one grandson, two granddaughters and one great-grandson, and a brother, A. W. WILLIAMS of Willard, O. One son, Ross [PERRY], preceded her in death.

Winamac. July 10. -- Sixteen-month-old Mary Elizabeth BROWN, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora BROWN of Ora, Ind., was instantly killed near her home Friday afternoon when hit by a truck.
The child, at play when the accident occurred, suffered a skull fracture when struck by a dual rear wheel of the vehicle. A coroner's inquest report released the driver of the truck from all responsibility, when witnesses testified that the child had run into the path of the machine as it left a parking lot.

Monday, July 12, 1943

Noah G. HOFFMAN, 72, died at his home in Akron Sunday morning following a seven months' illness. A native of Akron, he had resided in that community his entire life, excepting 17 years in Canada.
Born near Akron on April 1, 1871, he was married in 1899 to Lola G. POTTER, who survives. His parents were Henry and Magdalene HOFFMAN.

Other survivors are a son, Clyde HOFFMAN, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Charles FLAGG, Rochester; three sisters, Miss Ida HOFFMAN, Glendale Calif.; Mrs. Adeline MILLER, Three Rivers, Mich.; and Mrs. Anna WILHOIT, Rochester; and one grandchild. Two sons, Robert [HOFFMAN] and Henry [HOFFMAN], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Akron United Brethren church. Rev. William OVERHOLSER, of Akron, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, west of Akron.

Albert OVERMYER, 56, well-known resident of the Metea community, died Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. Death was due to a cerebral hemhorrage.
The deceased was born in Minestone county, Alabama, on March 10, 1887, the son of James and Anna OVERMYER. He came to Metea in 1913. He was married on January 3, 1908, to Pearl SMITH.
Survivors are one son, William BRUCE, of Walton; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred GRABOWSKI, South Bend; two grandchildren, five brothers, James [OVERMYER] and John [OVERMYER], both of Logansport; Edgar [OVERMYER], of Lucerne; C. O. [OVERMYER], of Walkerton; Ray [OVERMYER], LaPorte, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth TEPE, Barren Springs, Mich., and Mrs. Lulu SCHRISCHER, of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Christian church, near Lucerne. Friends may call at the home of Edgar Overmyer, Lucerne, anytime after Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, July 13, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DAVIDSON, of Leiters Ford, yesterday received word that their son, Jack DAVIDSON, has been missing in action since July 3rd.
The parents received a cablegram from Army authorities advising them of their son's absence. No other details were given.
The missing boy had been sent overseas to England soon after graduating from the aerial gunnery school at Harling, Texas. He was one of 30 Hoosiers to be graduated in his class. His wife, Mrs. Helen DAVIDSON, resides in South Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. Davidson also have two other sons in the service: Paul [DAVIDSON], now serving in Africa; and Dennis [DAVIDSON], still in training in this country.

Wednesday, July 14, 1943

Mrs. William C. JURGENSMEYER, 62, well known resident of Newcastle township for several years, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 4:42 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from complications, following a major operation. Mrs. Jurgensmeyer had been in ill health for the past two years and in a critical condition since last October. Several months ago the Jurgensmeyers moved from their farm home five miles northeast of this city to 800 Pontiac street, where they have since resided.
Iona [WEST], daughter of William and Mary (WELCH) WEST was born January 31st, 1881, in Fithian, Ill. On March 1st, 1903, she was united in marriage with William C. JURGENSMEYER in a ceremony solmenized at Fithian. The Jurgensmeyers moved to Fulton county in 1906, where they have since resided. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Rebekah lodge, of this city.

The survivors are her husband, William C. Jurgensmeyer, of this city; a son, Ralph [JURGENSMEYER], who resides on the farm formerly occupied by his parents, and two brothers, J. T. [WEST] and Kenton WEST, whose present addresses are unknown.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the Rochester Methodist church. Rev. Hugh McGLASSON will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, here. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday to the Methodist church, where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Thursday, July 15, 1943

Maudy Jean (Peggy) TULEY, 12-year-old daughter of Ted TULEY, Winamac, died in the Woodlawn hospital here Tuesday morning from tetanus poisoning. She had been ill for only three days.
She was born in Winamac on October 3, 1930. She contracted the tetanus poisoning from a splinter in her leg incufred while visiting her step-sister, Irene Polen, in this city.
Survivors are her step-mother of Winamac; three step-brothers, Geo. POLEN, Winamac; James POLEN, Knox; Harry POLEN South Bend, and a step-sister, Irene POLEN, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, at two o'clock, at the Winamac church with Rev. C. Raymond EARL officiating.

Friday, July 16, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DAVIDSON, of Leiters Ford, received word yesterday which causes them to believe their son, Tech. Sgt Jack DAVIDSON, is alive and well.
Word was received Thursday from the War Department that their son had been reported missing in action on July 3 after a raid on occupied France.
Their daughter, Mrs. Clark BAILEY, of South Bend, contacted the South Bend Red Cross in an attempt to find information as to his whereabouts. Yesterday a report was received stating the bomber had been grounded in France and it was believed Davidson and other crew members had parachuted to safety.

Mrs. Frank McKEE, 48, former resident of this community, passed away Thursday morning, 5 a.m., in the St. Elizabeth hospital at Lafayette, from an attack of bronchial pneumonia. Mrs. McKee had been ill but a week and was removed to the hospital last Sunday. The McKees, for the past several months had resided in Lafayette, moving there from Kokomo where they had lived for over a score of years.
Grace [METZGER], daughter of Daniel and Hannah (EMMONS) METZGER, was born May 17th, 1895 at Tiosa, Ind. On May 27th, [1911], she was married to Frank McKEE, in a ceremony pronounced in Rochester. Mrs. McKee was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, George [McKEE], of Kokomo; Berlyn [McKEE] and Franklin [McKEE], both in the service of the U.S.; two daughters, Mrs. Joe FOSTER, of Rochester; Mrs. Weymuth ROTHENBERGER of Stockwell, Ind.; four brothers, Jesse [METZGER] and Porter METZGER, of Goshen; William [METZGER], of Mt. Morris, Mich.; Forrest [METZGER], of Kokomo; four sisters, Mrs. Jack CHAMBERLAIN, of near Rochester; Mrs. Gilbert REED, of South Bend; Mrs. Earl AMADEN, of Goshen and Mrs. Robert BONTRIGGER, of Goshen; and four granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at the Sellers funeral home, Kokomo, Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in a Kokomo cemetery.

Saturday, July 17, 1943

Charles Martin COPLEN, 24, was killed in an airplane crash near Nashville, Ga., Friday afternoon, his mother, Mrs. Eunice COPLEN, 816 Jefferson street, this city, was notified by the War Department last night at seven o'clock.
The Army's notice of Coplen's death, read:
"Regret to inform you that your son, Aviation Cadet Charles Coplen, died in an airplane accident near Nashville, Ga., the 16th of July, 1943."
No details of the accident were given.
The message was sent to Mrs. Coplen from Moody Field, Valdosta, Ga., where Coplen was taking his advance flight training in the U. S. Army Air Corps. He was evidently on a flight from Valdosta to Nashville when the crash occurred.
The local boy's death is Fulton county's first official war casualty, although two other boys from the county have been reported missing by the War Department. Norval BALL, son of Mrs. Retha BALL of Akron, has been reported missing and Lieut. Arthur WENTZEL, of Leiters Ford, has also been listed as missing. No official notice of their deaths has been released, however.
Coplen, well known in this city, was born in Rochester on December 5, 1919, and had lived his entire life in this city. He attended Rochester high school, where he was a star player on the Basketball and track squads. He was a member of the 1937 Rochester team which played in the finals of the state cage tournament that year. An honor student while in high school, he was also chosen as all-Conference basketball center his senior year.
After graduation from R.H.S., Coplen attended Purdue University one year and later graduated from the South Bend College of Commerce.
Prior to enlisting in the Air Corps in May, 1942, he had served as the cashier of the local Public Service Company office. In the company for four years, he had advanced from a clerk to the position of Rochester district cashier. Coplen is also the first war casualty among Public Service Company employees, Herbert OWEN, local manager, said today. The company service roll lists almost 600 men from Indiana.
Coplen was called to active duty with the Air Corps on October 21, 1942, and was sent to Columbus, O., and then to Nashville, Tenn. He received his pre-flight training at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Ala., his primary training at Carleston Field, Arcadia, Fla., and his basic at Bainbridge, Ga. Since July 1st, he had been training in the advanced twin engine school at Moody Field.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Eunice COPLEN; a sister, Mrs. Kathleen MARTINKOVIC, a nurse at the Woodlawn hospital here; a brother, Herman [COPLEN], Pasadena, Calif.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. COPLEN, of near Talma, and grandfather, Martin L. BARKMAN, South Bend.
He was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
The body is to be sent to this city for burial by Army authorities. It is not known when the remains will arrive, as no indication was given in the War Department's telegram. The body will be sent to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at two p.m. for Mrs. Adella LOY BARGER, 82, who died Friday afternoon at her home two miles northeast of Kewanna. Death was attributed to heart trouble and resulted from several weeks' illness.

Last rites will be conducted at the home near Kewanna, with Rev. J. W. NEILL of Argos, in charge. Burial will be made in Kewanna.
Mrs. Barker was born on August 17, 18[60], in Pulaski county and had lived around Kewanna since 1892. She was first married on May 16, 1883, at Lavonia, Ind., to Edward A. HARDIN, who preceded her in death. On March 13, 1894, she was married to Samuel J. BARGER of Kewanna, who died sixteen years ago.
Survivors are seven children, William [BARGER] and Mary BARGER, both at home; Mrs. Earl GRAFFIS, Kewanna; Mrs. G. B. TROUTMAN, Mishawaka; E. O. BARGER, Chicago; Guy BARGER, Rochester, and F. M. HARDIN, Kewanna; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Monday, July 19, 1943

Military funeral services for Charles M. COPLEN, who was killed in the crash of an Army training plane near Valdosta, Ga., at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, will be held at the First Baptist church at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Rev. Harry BAILEY, assisted by the local Leroy C. Shelton post of the American Legion, will have charge of the rites.
The body arrived in Rochester at 11 p.m. today from Moody field, Valdosta, Ga., and was accompanied by Group Comm. Hollis DAULTON, who is also stationed at Moody Field.
The remains will be taken from the Coplen residence to the Baptist church at one o'clock tomorrow afternoon, at which time friends may pay their respects. The body was taken to the Coplen home today from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Group Commander Daulton said today that the local boy was flying a twin-engine trainer plane at the time the crash occurred. Coplen was the pilot of the plane and his co-pilot, Victor D. DENISON, Foxwworth, Miss., was also killed in the crash.
The accident occurred about fifteen miles from Valdosta, Daulton said, and was first reported by the Georgia Highway Patrol. Coplen was a member of a medium bombardment squadron and would have received his wings and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Corps on August 28.
No details of the crash could be released.

John William SCHUH, 65, died at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, Orville, in Argos. Death [which] came suddenly was attributed to heart trouble. Mr. Schuh had recently come to Argos from Ober, Ind., to live with his son.
Born March 27, [----], in Kentland, Ind., he was the son of Seraphine and Elizabeth SCHUH. He had resided in Argos most of his life.
Survivors are five sons, Orville [SCHUH], Argos; Raymond [SCHUH], Elkhart; Cletus [SCHUH] and Walter [SCHUH], all in the armed services, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel JEFFERIES, Argos; Mrs. Daisy MARTIN, Mishawaka; one brother [not named],Grovertown; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace COIL, Wanatah and Mrs. Clara WILSON, Brook.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, 10 o'clock, at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos. Burial will be made at the Fletcher cemetery at Hamlet.

Tuesday, July 20, 1943

Flags along the downtown district of Rochester today flew at half-staff in honor of Charles M. COPLEN, local boy who was killed last Friday in the crash of his twin-engine training plane in Georgia.
Funeral rites were held at the First Baptist church at two o'clock this afternoon, with full military honors conducted by the local American Legion post. Rev. Harry BAILEY was in charge of the last rites and interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
The majority of Rochester's business houses closed their doors during the hour of the funeral this afternoon, in honor of "Charlie." The courthouse flag was at half-staff, along with many others along Main street.
Coplen's body arrived in Rochester yesterday afternoon from Moody Field, Valdosta, Ga., near where the crash occurred. It was accompanied by Group Commander Hollis DAULTON, a friend of Coplen's at Moody Field.
A large number of persons were present at the funeral today, and scores more paid tribute with floral gifts.
Although Coplen is Rochester's first war casualty, he is the second in Fulton county. Edward A. HARDIN, aviation machinist's mate third class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARDIN, of Kewanna, was killed in an airplane crash west of Kewanna on May 14, 1943, while on a routine flight from the U. S. Naval Air Base at Bunker Hill, Ind.

Jay E. ELLIS, farmer of near Macy, was fatally injured at 10:00 o'clock this morning when his 1926 Ford was struck by a fast Nickle Plate freight train at the railroad crossing at the north edge of Macy.
The injured man was taken into Macy and died at 11:10 o'clock this morning. His injuries consisted of fractures of both legs, both arms and back.
His car was carried 200 feet down the track by the train engine, and was then overturned, crushing him.
Mr. Ellis' wife, Serona [ELLIS], died on Sept. 5, 1942. Surviving are one son, Clarence [ELLIS], of near Macy; and two grandchildren, Martha [ELLIS], at home and Bob [ELLIS], Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Mrs. Elizabeth BOWEN, 92, former resident of this city, passed away Tuesday morning, three o'clock, at the home of a granddaughter, who resides at 601 E. Dubail street, South Bend. Death resulted from complications, following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Bowen had been residing in South Bend since February 8th, 1943. She had been a resident of Rochester for over twenty-eight years.
Elizabeth [BERNER], daughter of John and Elizabeth BERNER, was born November 6, 1850, at Dubuque, Iowa, where she resided for forty-nine years. She was united in marriage with Thomas E. BOWEN, January 7, 1875, and to this union eight children were born. Two children died in infancy and a son, George Washington BOWEN, passed away in Rochester on June 3, 1942. Mrs. Bowen raised five other children besides her own. Her husband preceded her in death on March 18, 1937.
Survivors are: six children, Charles BOWEN, Sr., of Plymouth; Mrs. Florence A. HOOVER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Lucille SNYDER, Jacksonville, Fla.; Jeanette DAWSON, South Bend; Viola M. WHEATON, Downers Grove, Ill.; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Cora LONG, of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Barbara FROST, of Dubuque, Iowa; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 601 East Dubail street, South Bend, Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. C. W. BRADLEY of South Bend officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The casket will be opened by Undertaker Ora FOSTER at the graveside, where friends may pay their respects.

Elza DERRICKSON, 502 West 6th st., this city, died Monday evening, 5:15 o'clock, at the Veterans hospital at Indianapolis. Death followed an illness of eight weeks. The deceased had been a resident of this city for the past three years, moving here from Omaha, Neb. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion post at Omaha.
Mr. Derrickson was born in Coin, Iowa on March 28, 1900. On March 2, 1939, he was married to Pearly SPOHN in a ceremony pronounced at Pippillion, Neb. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. J. DERRICKSON.
Survivors include his wife, at home; a daughter, Arlene DERRICKSON, of Omaha, Neb., and a son, Arthur [DERRICKSON], now at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
Funeral services, in charge of Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, will be held Thursday afternoon, at two o'clock at the Christian church. The Leroy C. Shelton American Legion post of this city will assist in the rites. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, July 21, 1943

Funeral services will be held at the Macy Christian church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon for Jasper Ed ELLIS, 79, who was killed late yesterday morning when his car was struck by a Nickle Plate freight train at the Macy crossing.
Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery and the body will be taken to the home at seven o'clock tonight, when friends may call.
Ellis was enroute to the grain mill at Millark when the accident occurred. The crossing is on a grade, and it is supposed that he failed to see the approaching train until too late.
He had lived alone near Macy since his wife died last September.
Survivors are one son, Clarence [ELLIS], Macy; one brother, Charles ELLIS, Decatur; and two grandchildren, Robert [ELLIS], Fort Wayne, and Martha ELLIS, Macy.

A large number of people were in attendance at the military funeral services yesterday afternoon of Charles M. COPLEN, son of Mrs. Eunice COPLEN, who was killed last Friday in the crash of an Army airplane in Georgia.
Among the out-of-town people at the last rites were:
M. L. BARKMAN, South Bend; Mrs. G. K. WILSON, Oak Park, Ill.; Mrs. G. K. TRASK and son, Fred [TRASK], Hobart; Mrs. Mary COHEN and daughter, Jean [COHEN], South Bend; Mrs. Charles ZIMMERMAN and daughter, Jean [ZIMMERMAN], also of South Bend.
Also, Mrs. Lee NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. Paul McCARTY, all of Plymouth; Mary BUSHONG, Syracuse; Mrs. John HEIN and Mrs. Peter MARTIN, both of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Guy COPLEN and Mr. and Mrs. L. D. COPLEN all of Camden.
Also, Catherine IDSTROM, Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Ellsworth WAGONER, Gary; Marie SMITH, Winamac; Maxine WRIGHTSMAN, Kokomo; Mrs. Florence WALTZ and daughter, June [WALTZ], Kokomo; Mrs. Ethel BOUSUM, Kokomo, and Mrs. Robert HEILIN, Fort Wayne.

Thursday, July 22, 1943

Culver, July 22. -- The body of Herbert SHAFFER, 34, Logansport business man who was drowned July 10 in Lake Maxinkuckee, was recovered at 7:10 o'clock last night after it was sighted about 100 feet off the east shore of the lake.
The body had drifted about a half mile from where the drowning occurred. The recovery came after eleven days of searching for the body. Howard WADDELL, 28, of Logansport, who also drowned when the two men's boat was upset by the waves from a passing motorboat, is still missing.
Search for his body is to be resumed with renewed effort.

Friday, July 23, 1943

Gladys Marie HISEY, 42, died at her home one mile east of Richland Center early this morning after an illness of two days.
The deceased was born in Perrysburg, Ind., Oct. 1, 1900, the daughter of Elmer and Effie M. COX. She was married to Clarence HISEY, who survives.
She was a member of the Southside Christian church.
Other survivors are three children, Ralph [HISEY], Leroy [HISEY] and Mrs. Ethel Mae LONG, both at home; Ernest HISEY, Camp Carlson, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth McLAUGHLIN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Pearl WIGGINS, Frankton, Ind; Mrs. Maude NUTT, Rochester; one half-brother, Guy MOORE, Peru, and the father, Elmer COX, Macy.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet.

Monday, July 26, 1943

H. R. MUMMERT, 55, well-known mechanic of Leiters Ford dropped dead while whitewashing some buildings on the BOYLE farm near Monterey shortly after noon today. Mr. Mummert was presumably in his usual good health when he left his home this morning and friends believe the heart attack was induced by the intense heat which was prevalent today. Complete details and obituary will be carried in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron Church of God for Edmond BOWMAN, who died at his home in Akron Saturday morning at 11:45 o'clock. Death was a result of complications and came after several weeks' illness.
Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH was in charge of the last rites and burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery, west of Akron.
Born January 18, 1865, he was the son of Zacherious and Mary BOWMAN. He was married to Minerva HARPER, who preceded him in death and in 1938, he married Mrs. Eliza UTTER, who survives.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Helen TRUAX, Elkhart; Mrs. Gladys SAUSAMAN, Rochester; four sons, Sidney [BOWMAN], South Bend; Dallas [BOWMAN], Elkhart; Frank [BOWMAN], Indianapolis; Earl [BOWMAN], El Cajon, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Emma BURNS, Akron; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Charles Willard CLINGER, 81, life-long resident of Fulton county, passed away at 9:50 o'clock Saturday evening at his home, five miles southeast of Rochester. Death resulted from complications, following a nine months' illness. Mr. Clinger, who was a retired farmer, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.

Charles Willard, son of David and Julianna CLINGER, was born in Fulton county on July 6, 1862. On January 1, 1886, he was united in marriage with Emma Estella ADAMSON. He followed the occupation of farming until his retirement a few years ago.
Survivors include a son, Charles D. [CLINGER], of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. C. O. BUNER, of Hammond; Mrs. Carl WEISSENBORN, of Wheaton Ill.; ten grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services, in charge of Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, of the Evangelical church, will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home, this city. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry.

Tuesday, July 27, 1943

Funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. at Claypool, Ind., for Mrs. Claude JAMESON, former resident of Rochester, who died Monday morning at her home in Belleview, Ohio. Death resulted after a year's illness.
Mrs. Jameson was born in Claypool, in 1898, and came to Rochester 20 years ago. She lived in this city for about five years, moving to Belleview from here. Her husband, Claude JAMESON, survives.
Other survivors are a brother and three children, who reside in Belleview.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Laketon for Mrs. Elsie KEDDINGTON, 55, former local resident who died suddenly at her home in Prescott, Ariz., on Friday, July 16. The deceased was born in Rochester, and lived in this community until a young woman.

Funeral services for Harry Ray MUMMERT, 49, of Leiters Ford, who suffered a heart attack while white-washing buildings on the BOWES farm near Monterey Monday noon, will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Luckenbill chapel, Leiters Ford. Rev. BURGETT will be in charge of the rites and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mummert, it was stated, had been suffering with a heart ailment for the past six years and had been warned against doing any manual labor by his physician. The deceased had been a resident of the Leiters community for the past six years, moving there from Wakefield, Ohio. He was born November 6, 1894, in Carroll county, Ind., the son of Andrew and Mary MUMMERT. On February 13, 1919, he was married to Adelia SIMMONS.
Survivors are his wife, of Leiters Ford; his father, Andrew Mummert, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. John KALLNER, of Portsmouth, Ohio; and a brother, Leo [MUMMERT], of Rushtown, Ohio. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Wednesday, July 28, 1943

Mrs. Nancy J. KLISE, 76, of 215 N. Pontiac street, this city, died at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Bunn, southwest of Leiters Ford. Her death resulted from complications following two years' illness. Mrs. Klise, who had been a resident of this city for 42 years, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.
Nancy Jenny [STRINGER], daughter of John and Elizabeth STRINGER was born in Cass county, Indiana, on April 1, 1887 and moved to this community from Twelve Mile, Ind. Her husband, Byron M. KLISE, preceded her in death several years ago.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edward BUNN, of near Leiters Ford; a son, Jesse KLISE, of Akron, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Klise residence in Rochester. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will be in charge of the rites and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, July 29, 1943

After a night of futile vigil, a bride of but four days, Mrs. Mildred DENO, stood on the edge of Shafer Beach, Lake Nyona, at 9:30 a.m. today and watched a boat manned by Patrolmen Wallace MANROW and Paul DOUGHERTY drag the lifeless form of her husband, Richard Charles DENO, 18, to shore.
Deno, who was a seaman, second class of the Peru Naval base drowned Wednesday evening at 9:30 o'clock while swimming with his wife and other friends. In an interview with his wife, it was learned that her husband was an exceptionally good swimmer and from the cramped position of the body, it was believed that the young man had suffered an attack of swimmer's cramps.
A search was launched immediately after the tragedy occurred and was carried through until the late hours of the night. Boats with grappling hooks were again combing the waters around the Nyona Lake bridge and off the beach early today. The body was located by Officers Manrow and Dougherty scarcely 80 feet offshore in a depth of approximately seven feet.
Rochester boatmen, assisting in the search were Fire Chief Art SMITH, Hugh ROGERS and Gerald MILLISER. Sheriff Frank SUMMERS and his deputy, Roy SHEETS, and Estil BEMENDERFER, of the State Police force, were at the scene also assiting in the search. Coroner Dean K. STINSON was immediately summoned to render his verdict in the tragedy.
The young seaman was formerly an assistant manager of an A. & P. store at Saginaw, Mich. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Blanche DENO; a brother, Allen [DENO]; two sisters, Audrey [DENO] and Patricia [DENO], all of Saginaw, Mich., and his wife, who resides at 235 West Main street, Peru, Ind.

Mrs. Shivilla LEFFERT, 74, died Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at her home a mile north of Argos on U. S. 31, following a five weeks' illness.
Born on September 27, 1868, in Homes county, O., she had lived in the Argos community since 1892. Her parents were Charles and Barbara FEIGERT. On February 16, 1885, she was married to Gabriel LEFFERT, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Harmon [LEFFERT], Plymouth; Andrew [LEFFERT], Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Constant JONES, of Bourbon; Mrs. Essie MORRELL, Argos; 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, William FEIGERT, Argos; three half-brothers, Jacob [LOLOMAUGH] and Andrew LOLOMAUGH, both of Coachilla, Calif.; Harmon LOLOMAUGH, Fresno, Calif.; and four half-sisters, Elizabeth LOLOMAUGH, Fresno, Calif., Mrs. Constance SHAFER, Plymouth; Mrs. Susan BADGLEY, Coachilla, Calif.; and Mrs. Mary ANDERSON, Kenman, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Foster funeral home for Rosetta Faye MORALES, week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William MORALES, of Mishawaka, who died at the St. Joseph's hospital, South Bend, Wednesday morning. Burial was made in the local Citizens' cemetery.
The child was born on July 21, and is survived by her parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs James PALMER, this city, and a brother, Billie James [MORALES]. Mrs. Morales was the former Maye PALMER, of this city.

Friday, July 30, 1943

Eugene FOLTZ, 75, died at his home at 181 Pontiac street, this city, at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon after an illness of three months.
Born on April 22, 1868, in Fort Wayne, he had been a resident of this city for the past six years. His marriage was on December 16, 1923, to Mrs. Mary WOODCOX, who survives. He followed the occupation of a motorman.
Other survivors are a son, Robert Eugene [FOLTZ], at home; and one brother, Bolzer FOLTZ, of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Foster funeral home. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery. The body has been removed to the Foster funeral home.

Saturday, July 31, 1943

Dall NESS, 65, died at the Woodlawn hospital here at 11 o'clock yesterday evening after an illness of four months' duration. He resided on North Main street.
The deceased had resided in this community his entire life and was the son of Ezra and Julia NESS. He was never married.
Surviving are two brothers, William [NESS] and Mark [NESS], and a sister, Mrs. Frank DAUGHERTY, all of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Rev. John SCHROEDER will officiate and burial will be made in the Mud Lake cemetery, south of Rochester.

Harry MARSHALL, 77, former resident of the Macy community, passed away Friday evening at his home in Whiting, Ind. He had been in ill health for the past five years. Prior to his retirement a few years ago, Mr. Marshall was employed as a foreman of the Standard Oil Co. He had resided in Whiting for the past 48 years.
The deceased is survived by his wife who formerly was Miss Amy PRICE. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Whiting.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Whiting, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The body will be brought to the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery around the noon hour Monday where graveside services will be held.

Monday, August 2, 1943

Mrs. Minnie PERRY, 69, wife of L. B. PERRY, manual training instructor in the Rochester high school, died at 12:30 Sunday afternoon following an illness of several months. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Perry was born in Sheridan, Ind., on December 10, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse FRISTOE. She was married to L. B. PERRY on December 5, 1895, and had lived in this city for 29 years. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Donald ROSS, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Mary REDDINGTON, Frankfort; Mrs. Laura CROPPER, Sheridan, Ind.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence, 411 Pontiac street, with Rev. Hugh McGLASSON in charge. Burial will be made in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence until the funeral.

Jean BOWEN, 10-year-old daughter of Mrs. Fern BOWEN who resides southwest of Akron, died Saturday at the Woodlawn hospital after a week's illness.
Jean was born October 14, 1932, near Akron.
The funeral will take place Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Omega church near Akron, with Rev. Harley FULTZ, of Rochester, in charge. The burial will be in the Omega cemetery.

Mrs. Mary WILSON, 78, died at seven o'clock Sunday morning at her home, 1218 Elm street, after an illness of three years.
Born on May 17, 1864, in Ohio her maiden name was Mary HALL. She married Roy WILSON, who survives, and had lived in this city for thirteen years, coming here from Chicago
Other survivors are a son, Harry ANDERSON, Daytona Beach, Fla., and two grandchildren, of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Foster funeral home, with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery here.

A. J. WEISJAHN, 75, for many years a resident of Fulton county, near Kewanna, died Thursday at his home in Palo Alto, Calif.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Grace COMPTON, Rochester; Mrs. Dessie SILVERTHORN, Gardenia, Calif.; and Miss Goldie WEISJAHN, San Jose, Calif.; two sons, Forest [WEISJAHN], of Glendale, Calif.; and Ralph [WEISJAHN], of Walla Walla, Wash.; seven grandsons and one great-grandson.
Burial was made in Palo Alto.

Tuesday, August 3, 1943

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Ida May ROBINS, who died last Friday evening at her home in the Ebenezer community, near Macy. She had been ill for seven months.
Burial was made in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
Born on May 28, 1876, the daughter of George and Diantha ENYART CLEND, she was united in marriage on September 25, 1898 to Samuel F. ROBINS, who preceded her in death.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Earl DAWALT, at home; son, Ocal ROBINS, North Manchester, and six grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 4, 1943

Rochester friends were apprised today of the death of Levy WILLIAMSON, 67, which occurred Tuesday morning at his home in Mineral Point, Wis. Mr. Williamson was the publisher of a newspaper at Mineral Point for many years and at the time of his demise was postmaster of that city.
Williamson, who was born and reared in Rochester, had a wide acquaintance of friends among the older residents of this city, and for several years was employed in the editorial department of The Rochester Sentinel. His father, William WILLIAMSON, a pioneer resident of this community, passed away several years ago.
Survivors include the widow and a son, of Mineral Springs, Wis., and a sister, Mrs. Ron HURST ANDERSON, who was with her brother during his last illness. Funeral services and burial will be conducted at Mineral Springs, the brief message stated.

Thursday, August 5, 1943

Mrs. Harry GINTHER, of this city, today received word of the death of Lieut. Chas. E. GINTHER, of New Albany, Ind., which occurred in a Chicago hospital yesterday. Lieut. Ginther died of injuries received in an Army plane carsh, while making a routine flight. He was stationed at Thunderbird Field, Arizona.
Ginther is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas GINTHER, of New Albany, Ind. Silas Ginther, the father, was born and reared in Rochester and left this city a number of years ago.
Lieut. Ginther is survived by his parents, a sister, Lucille [GINTHER], of New Albany; and a brother, Corp. Paul GINTHER, who is now serving with the U. S. armed forces.
Rochester relatives as yet have not been advised as to the funeral arrangements.

Leslie RICHTER, life-long resident of this community passed away at 4:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complications which followed a major surgical operation. He had been in critical condition for the past several months.
Leslie, son of Mark and Elizabeth RICHTER, was born August 7, 1869, on a farm near Rochester. On March 23, 1892 he was united in marriage with Miriam GILBERT. For 23 years he was employed as a mechanic by the ROSS BROTHERS Foundry and during the last four years operated a general repair shop at the rear of his home, 1202 South Bancroft avenue. He was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. George MABY, both of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Vesta YOUNG, Des Moines, Iowa.
Private funeral services will be held at the residence, Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD in charge. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Richter residence at two p.m. Friday, where friends may call prior to the funeral.

Monday, August 9, 1943

Logansport, Aug. 9. -- Funeral services were held this afternoon for Howard WADDELL, 28, whose body was recovered from Lake Maxinkuckee at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, 27 days after he and a companion, Herbert SHAFER, were drowned.
Repeated dynamiting of the lake probably dislodged the body and brought it to the surface. Dynamiting was begun Friday after every other effort to locate the body had failed. It took six more days to locate Waddell than any other drowning victim in the history of Maxinkuckee.

Wednesday, August 11, 1943

Mrs. Virginia HOOVER, 78, for many years a resident of Akron, died suddenly at the home of her son, William JONTZ, of Valparaiso, last night at 7:45 p.m.
Mrs. Hoover was born April 6, 1865 at Silver Lake, Ind.

Survivors are: two sons, Ted JONTZ and William JONTZ, and one daughter, Mrs. George BOLLEY. Four grandchildren and two sisters also survive.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:00 o'clock, at her home in Akron. Rev. Herman HEDGES of Auburn, Ind., will preside. Mrs. Hoover will be buried in the South Pleasant Church cemetery on Road 15.

Saturday, August 14, 1943

Andrew J. ICE passed away at his home, 813 East Tenth street, at 8:30 Friday evening following a lengthy illness. Mr. Ice, who for many years was employed as a laborer for the city of Rochester, had been a resident of this community for over 75 years.
Andrew J., son of William and Mary ICE, was born at Sulphur Springs, Ind., and moved to Rochester with his parents when he was but seven years of age. His wife, who was formerly Mary L. BERRY, preceded him in death last November.
Survivors are a son, George ICE, of this city; two step-sons, Stephen CRUSORE, of Lafayette, Ind., and Curtis CRUSORE, of his city; three step-daughters, Mrs. George KUHULE, Mrs. Pat FLANNAGAN, both of Lafayette; Mrs. Pearl SPRIY [SPRY ?], of Rochester; twenty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Christian church. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY will be in charge of the services, and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery

Monday, August 16, 1943

Miss Eva SHAFFER, 67, passed away Sunday evening, 8:15 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Pearl PRESSNALL, of Akron. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage following an illness of four days.
Miss Shaffer was born in Akron in December 25, 1875. She was the daughter of Virgil and Eliza SHAFFER. For several years Miss Shaffer was employed in the H. H. Arnold store at Huntington, Ind., and returned to Akron about ten years ago, where she has since resided. The deceased was a member of the Akron Christian church. Her parents, a sister and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Pressnall home. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Lake Manitou claimed its first drowning victim in over two decades Sunday, when Robert GRAHAM, 22, radio announcer on Station WKMO in Kokomo drowned at 4:10 p.m., when the boat he was riding in capsized about 500 feet from the Lakeview hotel.
Graham, his wife, Kay [GRAHAM], and George PALMER of Kokomo, all fell in Lake Manitou when Graham attempted to start a 12 horsepower motor on his small rowboat.
Graham, with a party of 35 others, was attending a banquet at the Lakeview hotel, sponsored by the Beta Nu chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity. After dinner, Graham, his wife, and Palmer started for a ride in a boat to which was attached a 12 horsepower motor. When Graham stood up to start the motor, the boat capsized in about 20 feet of water.
Graham, being unable to swim, sank immediately and didn't come up until a grappling hook from one of the fifty rescue parties caught in his sweater 45 minutes later. His wife, Kay, and Palmer managed to stay afloat until rescued.
The body was taken to shore at the "Harbor Oaks" cottage, where 10 persons sought to resore his life. Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fire Chief Claude ROUCH, Assistant Fire Chief Arthur SMITH, a nurse from the Bunker Hill Naval Station, and other firemen and local police worked for three hours in a futile attempt to revive him.
Artificial respiration was applied with the aid of a resuscitator, and adrenalin was used in the unsuccessful attempt to save Graham.
Coroner Dean K. Stinson attributed death to a heart attack probably suffered as the victim toppled into the lake.
Graham was born near Windfall, Ind., February 17, 1921. His father was Ralph D. GRAHAM, a farmer. He had been married only a short time to Mary Katherine BUTCHER of Sharpsville, Ind.
The body was removed this morning from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Edwards funeral home at Windfall. Burial will be made tomorrow at Sharpsville, Ind.
Though many tales have been heard as to the last Manitou drowning, the closest reports have been that a Mr. HOWARD's drowning over 20 years ago was the most recent. Graham's death was the eighth victim in 35 years, a remarkable record for the third largest lake in Indiana.
Sunday's drowning was almost preceded by a similar one early the same morning. At 1:30 a.m. Bud KNIGHT barely escaped frowning when a boat he was riding in overturned on the west side of Lake Manitou. Knight was rescued by Kenneth OVERSTREET, who heard his cries for help. This mishap occurred near the spot of the afternoon drowning.

Funeral services will be held at Kewanna's Methodist church tomorrow afternoon, 1:30 p.m., for Mrs. Mollie HUDKINS, 79, sister of Mrs. Norman STONER, this city. Mrs. Hudkins died at her home in Fort Wayne last week-end. She was a former resident of Rochester.
Surviving are five children, Frank HUDKINS, Rochester; John HUDKINS, Kalamazoo, Mich; Jennie AUSTIN, and Dorcas KINTZ, both of Fort Wayne; and William HUDKINS, Culver. The body will lie in state at the Kewanna church from noon Tuesday until the funeral.

Mrs. Addie C. OLIVER, 78, died at the Plymouth convalescent home, Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock, following an illness of several months. Prior to a brief residency in Plymouth, the deceased had spent her entire life in the vicinity of Argos.
Addie [ROBEY], daughter of David and J. ROBEY, was born May 17, 1865, at Argos, Ind. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with Calvin O'BLENIS, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. L. J. OLIVER, to whom she was married some time later, passed away last winter. Mrs. Oliver was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are two half-brothers, Harvey J. CURTIS, of Tyner, Ind.; Luther CURTIS, of Gary, Ind.; a great-niece, two great-nephews, a step-daughter, Mrs. Chloe CILLIG, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and a step-son Walter OLIVER, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Mrs. Nettie Bell OVERMYER, 77, life-long resident of Tippecanoe township, Pulaski county, died Saturday morning at the Ewing nursing home at Rochester, after a three years' illness.
Mrs. Overmyer was born in 1866 in Tippecanoe township. She married Enoch OVERMYER, who preceded her in death.
Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Attie GRINDLE, of Monterey; one son, Frank [OVERMYER], of Monterey; a sister, Mrs. Ida WENTZEL, of Kewanna; three brothers, J. L. HOESEL, Kewanna; Frank [HOESEL] and Alpha HOESEL, both of Monterey; and 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Monterey Methodist church at 2 p.m. today, with Rev. BURGETT in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey.

Wednesday, August 18, 1943

Harry THALMAN, 64, life-long resident of this city, passed away Tuesday evening at 10:45 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complications following an illness of six weeks duration. He had been confined at the local hospital, however, for the past three weeks. Mr. Thalman had resided in Rochester for practically all of his life with the exception of a few years residency in Chicago and at Logansport, Ind.
Harry, son of Anton and Belle THALMAN, was born in Rochester on June 28, 1879. At the time of his demise he was engaged in business at Logansport, Ind. Mr. Thalman for many years was engaged in business in this city, where he had a wide acquaintance of friends. He moved to Logansport about two years ago.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Blanche WILE and Mrs. Fern NORRIS, both of this city, and a niece, Mrs. Henriyetta McCARTY, also of this city.
Funeral services will be held at the Arthur WILE residence, Thursday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will lay in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 12:30 p.m. Thursday where friends may pay their respects.

Warren L. REED, 59, formerly of this city, passed away Tuesday at the Epworth hospital at South Bend, Ind. Death resulted from pneumonia following a three day illness. He was stricken with the disease Friday at his home at 312-1/2 Sample street. Mr. Reed had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Rochester where he had resided through the major portion of his life.
Warren L., son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley REED was born in Rochester, Nov. 28, 1883. For many years he was engaged in the poultry and produce business in this city and later at South Bend. Reed was a member of the Eagles lodge of Mishawaka.
Surviving are his wife, formerly Ruth CREE, of Walton, Ind., and a step-son, Bernard SQUIRES, of Battle Creek, Mich.
Funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Evangelical church with Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Interment will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

John M. BREECE, 91, resident of Fulton county for the past 75 years, died Tuesday evening at his home north of Macy following a three weeks' illness.
Mr. Breece was born November 19, 1851 in Defiance county, Ohio, to Job and Katherine BREECE.
Survivors are: a sister, Mrs. Mary VANDERGRIFT, Rochester; two nephews, Scott SROUFE, Macy, and Quincy VANDERGRIFT, Milwaukee; and a niece, Mrs. J. D. SAVAGE, of Ft. Benton, Mont.
The funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church with Rev. Charles DUNLAP in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Friday, August 20, 1943

Mrs. Luella HARTER, 75, lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 3:15 o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital here following an illness of six weeks. She resided west of Akron on Road 14.
Born in Fulton county on Feb. 28, 1868, she had lived in the Akron community her entire life. She was married on May 4, 1889, to Charles HARTER, who preceded her in death on September 14, 1942. Her parents were Reuben and Hetty WHITTENBERGER.
The deceased was a member of the Omega Christian church, southwest of Akron.
Surviving are a son, Wilbur [HARTER], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Laura SHEWMAN, St. Louis, Mo.; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel WHITTENBERGER, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the residence west of Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of the Akron Church of God, will officiate and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery, west of Akron.
The body will be removed to the home Saturday morning, where her many friends may call.

Saturday, August 21, 1943

Mr. John EBERSOLE, south of Rochester, received word Thursday evening of the accidental death of his son, John EBERSOLE, Jr., 21, of Elarado, Arkansas.
Survivors besides the father and step-mother are: a sister, Mrs. June HOFTER of Elizabeth, Ill., and two step-brothers and two step-sisters.
Funeral services will be held at Elarado. Mr. Ebersole left immediately for the funeral.

Monday, August 23, 1943

William G. MASTER, 50, former Fulton county resident, died suddenly Saturday evening at 5:45 o'clock at his home, R.R. 2, Logansport. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
He was born June 22, 1883, at Kewanna, and moved to Logansport from Burlington three years ago. He married Cora KAUFMAN, Oct 27, 1913 in Rochester. He was a member of the Baptist church of this city. His parents were John and Sarah LUCAS MASTER.
Survivors are his wife, Cora [MASTER]; seven children, Helen [MASTER] and Harold [MASTER], at home; Robert [MASTER], in the service at Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Katherine KEESEY, of Crown Point; John [MASTER], in the service at Vallejo, Calif.; and Maxine MASTER, of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ola HIPSKIND, of Rochester, and Mrs. Lucy DICK, of Talma; one brother, John MASTER, of Rochester; one half-brother, Bert COX, of Mishawaka; and two grandsons.
The body has been removed from the Chase-Miller mortuary in Logansport to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Freemont PHILLIPS, 81, well-known farmer, was found dead in bed Sunday morning, 8 o'clock, by his son, Virgil PHILLIPS, with whom he made his home, near Kewanna. Death was attributed to a heart attack, which the aged man suffered during the early hours of Sunday morning. For over thirty years he had been engaged in farming in Union township, where he had a host of friends.
Mr. Phillips was born April 27, 1861, in Ohio. His wife, Anna (POWELL) PHILLIPS, preceded him in death a number of years ago. The deceased was a member of the Star City Methodist church.
Surviving are four sons, Virgil [PHILLIPS], of Kewanna; Clifford [PHILLIPS] and Leon [PHILLIPS], of South Bend; Chancy [PHILLIPS], of Winamac; a daughter, Stacie PHILLIPS, of California; and two sisters, Mrs. Olive OVERMAN of South Bend, and Mrs. Effie GUYER, of Star City.
Short funeral services will be conducted at the Virgil Phillips home at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The body will be removed to the Star City Methodist church where regular services will be held in charge of Rev. Paul JONES, at 2:45 the same afternoon. Interment will be made in the Star City cemetery.

Tuesday, August 24, 1943

In the obituary of William MASTER, which appeared in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel, the name of a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie ANDERSON, of Denver, Colo., was omitted from the list of survivors

Mrs. Bertha M. BRILES, 49, well-known local resident, died at 11:30 this morning at her home on South Franklin avenue. She had been ill since the first of the year.
Mrs. Briles was born February 28, 1894, at Rochester, the daughter of Henry and Lola (HOWARD) BIBLER. She married Dale BRILES October 1, 1917, in this city, and has resided here her entire life.
Surviving are her husband, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Maurine PARKER and Mrs. Alta WERT, both of Rochester; three brothers, Joe [BIBLER] and Arthur BIBLER, of Plymouth, and Robert [BIBLER], of Valparaiso; seven nephews and one niece.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late Wednesday afternoon to the residence where friends may call.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

The funeral services for Mrs. Chas. HARTER were held at the residence west of Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of the Akron Church of God officiating. Those attending were Miss Trella HARTER, Mrs. Maggy CLOUD, Mrs. Russell MURPHY, Mrs. Gus SHOTT, Mrs. Walter BOWEN, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude ALSPACH. Burial was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery in Akron.

James "Jim" WHITE, 49, life-long Argos resident, died suddenly this morning at his home on 523 N. Michigan street at Argos. Mr. White was discovered this morning by his wife, however, the coroner said he had been dead since about 1 o'clock last night, death probably resulting from a heart attack.
He was born August 21, 1884 in Marshall county, southwest of Argos, to Francis and Sarah WHITE. In 1919 he married Lura TAYLOR.
Survivors are his wife; a brother, Harry WHITE, of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Millie WILLIAMS and Mrs. Bessie MYERS, both of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos.

Wednesday, August 25, 1943

Funeral services for John Edward BEYER, 85, former resident of this city were held Tuesday at his home, Winona Lake, southeast of Warsaw, Ind. Mr. Beyer passed away Saturday evening in the McDonald hospital, Warsaw, following a long illness. The deceased had many friends among the older residents of this community.
Mr. Beyer, who was born in Munich, Germany, came to Rochester when a boy. With his brothers, the late Chris BEYER, and J. Fred BEYER, he founded the BEYER BROTHERS PRODUCE CO. in this city, and several branch plants throughout northern Indiana cities. The local plant, for a long number of years, was operated in the building now occupied by the BLUE PRODUCTS CO., 118 West 9th street.
The deceased was also founder of the ROCHESTER ELECTRIC LIGHT, HEAT & POWER CO., which later became the property of the Public Service Co. of Indiana, Inc. Mr. Beyer was also one of the founders and heavy stockholders in the old UNITED STATES BANK & TRUST CO.
While a resident of this city, Mr. Beyer was active in civic, political and religious interests of the community and county. During his residency here he built the BEYER home at 700 Pontiac street, the power plant buildings from 601 to 613 Madison street, as well as some of the buildings now occupied by the ARMOUR & CO. plant in northeastern Rochester.
Approximately 25 years ago, Mr. Beyer sold his interests in this city and moved to Lake Winona where he resided throughout the summer months and spent the winters in California. He, with his brothers and Sol DICKEY, established the Winona Lake Assembly Grounds and the now famous Winona Lake Bible Conference.
He is survived by his widow, a son by a former marriage, Earl E. BEYER, of Houston, Texas, a grandson, and a half-sister, Mrs. Christine CARLSON, of Indianapolis. Henry PFEIFFER, a half-brother preceded him in death several years ago.
A number of noted ministers of Winona Lake were in charge of the services and Homer RODEHEAVER, Winona Lake, famed singing evangelist directed the song service. Several Rochester friends attended the rites.

Thursday, August 26, 1943

Many of the older residents of this community, through the recent passing of J. Edward BEYER will reflect and revere the achievements and interesting career of this former citizen of Rochester.
"Ed" BEYER, as he was more familiarly known to his friends and business associates was a "builder" in every sense of the word. Starting early in life, Mr. Beyer settled in Rochester, as an immigrant from Germany, where he engaged in the poultry and produce business on what now would be termed on a "shoestring basis." He worked long hours through the day and night and his business thrived. Thrived so much that he erected larger quarters, formed a partnership with his brothers and expanded the poultry and produce business into other fields in northern Indiana.
As the venture succeeded Ed Beyer branched out into other fields of endeavor. He founded the city's electric light and power plant and was later instrumental in establishing one of the city's leading banks and was president of the city's first commercial club. Mr. Beyer throughout his long residency in Rochester was a motivating force for practically every worth-while movement or project for the betterment of the community. Despite his sundry business interests, he was active in the religious welfare of the community and a most ardent worker in numerous charitable organizations.
Upon closing his business career in Rochester Mr. Beyer moved to Lake Winona where he was an instrumental force in establishing the Winona Lake Assembly Grounds, the internationally famous Winona chautauqua and the Bible Conference. Few citizens of this community could have had a more useful and worthy career than the late "Ed" Beyer.

Friday, August 27, 1943

Rinaldo HUNTER, 72, lifelong resident of Leiters Ford, died at 11:45 o'clock Thursday morning at Logansport after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 7, 1871 at Leiters Ford, to Samuel and Sarah HUNTER He married Eleanor LATCHAW November 16, 1902.
Survivors are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Goldie HINDEL, Rochester; Mrs. Edith WAGONER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Florence BOGGESS, Rochester; Mrs. Annabelle COTNER, Kendallville, and Mrs. Clarabell ZENT, Mentone; one son, Nelson [HUNTER], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Don LINKENHELT, Rochester; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, with Rev. Lloyd POWELL in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery in this city. The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call.

Tuesday, August 31, 1943

Injuries suffered in an auto collision west of Argos Sunday afternoon proved fatal to Mrs. Phobe POWERS, of Argos, who passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Kelley hospital, Argos. Mrs. Powers suffered a fractured leg and shoulder blade, also internal injuries. She had been a resident of the Argos community throughout her entire life.
Phobe [MARSHMAN], daughter of John and Rebecca MARSHMAN, was born Oct. 3, 1872 in Green township, Marshall county, Indiana. She was united in marriage with George POWERS on Feb. 14, 1900. Her husband passed away in 1940. Mrs. Powers was a member of the Jordan Baptist church, west of Argos.
She is survived by three sons, Charles [POWERS], of Rochester; John POWERS, in the U. S. service; Theodore POWERS, of Culver; four daughters, Mrs. Luella ADAIR, of Plymouth; Mrs. Orpha DAMANN, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Esther McCOIGUE, of Argos, Mrs. Florence PRICE, of Rochester; a brother Marion MARSHMAN, of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Ida VANTUSEN, South Bend; Mrs. Mary COON, of Argos and 23 grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Jordan cemetery near Argos.

Mrs. Sam PHEBUS, 76, former Fulton county resident, died Monday evening at her home in Niles, Michigan following a short illness.
She was born May 2, 1867 in Newcastle township, to John and Susan HAIMBAUGH. In 1888, she was united in marriage with Sam PHEBUS.
Survivors include: her husband, three daughters, Mrs. John WOLF, Niles; Mrs. Ivan FENSTERMAKER, Niles and Mrs. Donald WAGONER, Niles; nine grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Niles, Michigan.

Clyde (Cy) CLAYBURN, 64, passed away at 1:30 Monday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital, from complications which followed a fracture of his leg suffered on August 22. Mr. Clayburn received severe injuries to his leg when he was leaving a train at Lucerne about two weeks ago, which forced him to walk on crutches. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester for the past eight years, residing at 1328 Monroe street with his sisters.
Clyde C. [CLAYBURN], son of William and Elizabeth (STAVER) CLAYBURN was born in Wabash county, Indiana on Sept. 14, 1874. For many years he was employed as an engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad and during this time he resided in Logansport.
Survivors include three sisters, Misses Jennie [CLAYBURN] and Pearl CLAYBURN of Rochester; Mrs. Myrtle PRATT, of Star City, Ind.; three brothers, Oscar [CLAYBURN], Fred [CLAYBURN] and Edward CLAYBURN, all of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Hugh F. McGLASSON of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where his many friends may pay their respects.

Wednesday, September 1, 1943

Noah CARPENTER, 36, of Culver, was killed and three other persons injured in an explosion which occurred at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant, near LaPorte, Ind. Tuesday. Carpenter's death was said to have been instantaneous.
Those injured were Eugene M. BEAVER, 37, of Michigan City, Ind.; Clyde MORRIS, 26, of Culver, and Miss Hattie B. SIMONS, 19, of Gary. Four other employees were reported severely shocked by the blast which occurred in one of the plant's shell-loading bays.
Lt. Col. Stanley C. SHUBART, commanding officer at the plant said that no cause was known for the explosion. Army and LaPorte officers are investigating the accident, it was announced.
Noah, son of Leslie and Viola CARPENTER was born Dec. 2, 1906, in the Santa Anna neighborhood, near Culver. His entire life was spent in that community with the exception of two years residency in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Louise BOYD of Culver; two daughters, Mary Louise [CARPENTER] and Gloria Jean [CARPENTER], a son, David Leslie [CARPENTER], all at home; his parents; three brothers, Edward CARPENTER of Rochester, Nicholas CARPENTER and Arthur CARPENTER of Culver and four sisters, Mrs. Fay WOODWARD, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Thelma M. SMALL, of Monterey; Mrs. Thalla HARTMAN, of Culver and Nellie CARPENTER of Culver.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ralph JONES of Culver will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery, southwest of Argos.

Funeral services for George ICE, former Rochester resident were held last Thursday afternoon at the Menenite Brethern church at Goshen, Ind. Burial was made in the Prairie street cemetery there.
George Ice, a painter and decorator by trade was born June 21, 1901. He passed away at the Goshen hospital a few days ago from a heart ailment.

Survivors are his wife, the former Jesse GARMAN; two sons, Claude [ICE] and Joseph [ICE]; a sister Mrs. George KNIGHT of Rochester and a half-brother, Henry EYTCHESON, also of this city. Several relatives and friends from here attended the services.

Thursday, September 2, 1943

Mrs. Emlene B. BELL, 28, of Elwood, Ind., passed away at Woodlawn hospital at five a.m. Thursday. Mrs. Bell was brought to this city late yesterday suffering from complications. She had been ill for the past year. The deceased had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life with the exception of two weeks residency in Elwood.
Emlene Bernadean [ZARTMAN], daughter of Esty Verle and Leola BELL ZARTMAN was born April 15, 1915 in Fulton county, Ind. She was united in marriage to John BELL on Oct. 9, 1934. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Perrysburg Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, three children, Joan [BELL], Arnold Eugene [BELL] and Steven [BELL], all at home, her parents, of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Howard WHITE, of Macy; Mrs. Lilia GRAHAM of Peru; Mrs. Lucille SMITH, of Rochester; a brother, Gordon ZARTMAN of this city, and her mother-in-law, Mrs. George POLLOCK.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Macy Christian church. Rev. GOLDEN of Denver, Ind. will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery of Macy.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home Friday afternoon to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Esty Zartman, 1217 South Monroe street of this city where her many friends may call.

Friday, September 3, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank COPLEN, 83, former resident of Newcastle township will be held Saturday afternoon two o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emory Anderson, of Mentone, Ind. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery, near Talma.
Mrs. Coplen who was born and reared in Newcastle township had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout that section of the county. She passed away at her daughter's home on Sept. 1, after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include the following children, Walter [COPLEN] and Zora COPLEN of Albuquerque, N.M., Wallace COPLEN, of Warsaw, Mrs. Emory ANDERSON, of Mentone; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. James V. COPLEN of this city, is a sister-in-law of the deceased.

Saturday, September 4, 1943

Mrs. Martha WRIGHT POMMERT, 72, former Fulton county resident, passed away at 12:35 Friday afternoon at the Epworth hospital at South Bend. For nearly three score of years Mrs. Pommert resided in the vicinity of Tiosa. She had been a resident of South Bend for the past 17 years, residing at 1168 East Bowen street. Her death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage following two days of illness.
Mrs. Pommert was born in Fulton county, Oct. 27, 1870. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph ARNOLD.
Survivors are her husband, John POMMERT, four daughters, Mrs. Fred MILLER, Mrs. Harley ANDERSON, Mrs. S. E. BISSETTE, Mrs. Charles E. MERTINS, all of South Bend; a granddaughter, Bina BISSETTE; a brother, Samuel ARNOLD, of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. Henry ENTSMINGER, also of this city.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the First Brethren church, Tiosa. Rev. Claude STUDEBAKER will have charge of the rites and interment will be made in the Richter cemetery.

Arthur MURPHY, 78, retired farmer, living one mile east of Macy, died Friday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock, after having been in ill health several years.
Survivors are the wife, the former Nettie E. BUTT, whom he married Feb. 24, 1890; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer CONNER, near here; two grandsons, Wayne E. CONNER in the Navy overseas; Harold A. CONNER, stationed in Iceland; a sister, Mrs. J. Harry CARPENTER, of Peru.
He had been a resident of this community for about 53 years, moving here from Chili.
The body will be taken from the Kline funeral home to the residence Sunday morning at 10 o'clock Monday where final rites will be that afternoon at 2 conducted by the Rev. R. M. BROCK. Burial will be in Mexico cemetery.

Wednesday, September 8, 1943

Charles E. WOOD, 70, well-known farmer who resides southwest of Athens, passed away Tuesday evening at five o'clock at his farm home. Death resulted from heart trouble following two years illness. The deceased had a host of friends throughout that section of the county.
Charles E., son of William and Clara (McQUERN) WOOD was born June 16th, 1873 at the Wood homest4ead in which he resided throughout his entire life. In 1895 he was united in marriage with Ada SWARTZLANDER. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
The survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Edith GARNER, Plymouth; Mrs. Audrey ZELLERS of near Rochester; Mrs. Edna GOODYEAR, Chicago; four sons, Russell [WOOD], of South Bend, Rex [WOOD], of Oceola, Ind.; Albert [WOOD] and Howard [WOOD], of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. I. N. GOOD, Rochester; Mrs. Charles DAY, Akron; a brother, Gus WOOD, of Plymouth; 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Church of God, in Rochester. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Henry FROMM, 75, well known Rochester retired business man passed away at 11:10 Wednesday morning at the Ewing nursing home, North Madison Street, this city.
Mr. Fromm had been in ill health for the past several months and death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered some time ago.
A complete obituary and details of the funeral services will be published in the Thursday edition of The News-Sentinel. A brother, Fred FROMM, who resides in Mishawaka was expected to arrive in this city late this afternoon at which time arrangements for the rites will be made and announced.

Thursday, September 9, 1943

Funeral services for Henry FROMM who passed away Thursday morning at the Ewing home, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran church, this city. Rev. William J. SCHROER will be in charge of the rites and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
For several years Mr. Fromm resided in Chicago where he was an auditor for Wilson & Co. He returned to Rochester about a score of years ago and was employed in the Grove Hardware store until ill health forced his retirement.
Henry, son of J. Frederick and Elsie (CORNELIUS) FROMM was born in Rochester on June 14th, 1867. His parents were born in the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, during the reign of George the Fourth. In 1888 he was married to Ella McQUERN, who passed away one year after their marriage. In 1898 he was wed to Ida SMITH, who preceded him in death a year ago.
Mr. Fromm entered the St. James Lutheran church in Logansport in 1881, confirmed by the Rev. J. H. JOX. His last communion was in September, 1943. The deceased served 12 years as treasurer of the St. John's Lutheran church of this city.
Surviving are a brother, Fred W. FROMM, of Marcellus, Mich., two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Fred FROMM and Mrs. William ZELLER, of near Rochester; four nephews, Frederick FROMM, of Marcellus, Mich.; Col. Willard MILLICE, of the U. S. Army; Frederick MILLICE, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Robert ZELLER, of near Rochester; three nieces, Mrs. Floyd VanTRUMP, of this city; Mrs. Helen COPP, South Bend; Miss Elizabeth MILLICE of Oklahoma; a foster daughter, Mrs. Robert SULLIVAN and four foster grandchildren all in California.
A daughter by the first marriage, Henrietta FROMM was killed in an auto accident south of Rochester two years ago.
The body will be removed from the Val Zimmerman funeral home to the St. Johns Lutheran church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, where friends may call.

Friday, September 10, 1943

Mrs. H. K. HOLLOWAY, nee Edith COPELAND, passed away Friday, Sept. 9th, in Denver, Colorado.
Mrs. Holloway was the sister of Mrs. Omar B. SMITH of Miami, Fla., former resident of this city. Mrs. Smith is at present visiting her son, Percy SMITH, of this city.

Saturday, September 11, 1943

Mrs. Sarah E. BLACK, 55, of three miles south of Fulton, died at her home Friday at 7 p.m. She resided in Bethlehem township on the Cass-Fulton county line.
Mrs. Black was born in Rochester December 30, 1887, and married Orvee BLACK, January 15, 1905.
Surviving are her husband Orvee; three sons, Gerald [BLACK], Logansport; Paul [BLACK] Sweetzer, Ind.; Carl [BLACK], U. S. Army, stationed in Hawaii; her mother, Mrs. Ida DITMIRE; two brothers, Ralph [DITMIRE] and Gene DITMIRE of Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Jessie LAREAU, Las Animas, Colo.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the residence after Sunday morning.

Mrs. Ella SARENS, 77, of Fulton, died at 3:30 Thursday afternoon at the Cass County hospital of complications following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Sarens was employed in the home of John KRATHWOL of Fulton.

She was born in Fulton county to John and Mary JOHNSON and was united in marriage to Albert SARENS, who preceded her in death.
Other survivors are: a son, Harry [SARENS], of Cayuga, Ind.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services are as yet incomplete.

Bessie SHAFFER, 57, of Nyona Lake, died at 12:30 last night at the Woodlawn hospital following a year's illness. Death was attributed to complications.
She was born Nov. 5, 1885 in East Liverpool, Ohio to Frank and Sara VanFASSEN, moving to Nyona Lake from Kokomo 22 years ago. She was married to John SHAFFER July 11, 1905. Mrs. Shaffer and her husband own the Shaffer summer resort at Lake Nyona. They were members of the Methodist church.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Eldo [SHAFFER], at home; two daughters, Betty Lou [SHAFFER], at home and Mrs. Nyona CASHON, Plymouth; five grandchildren; a brother Frank VanFASSEN, Nyona Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie KLATING, Kokomo and Mrs. Georgia MIKELS, also of Kokomo.
The funeral arrangements are indefinite, however, friends may call at the home after Sunday noon.

Monday, September 13, 1943

Fred BAKER, 30, of 1325 Chicago Avenue, Logansport, died at 12:05 a.m. today at the Woodlawn hospital of internal injuries and shock resulting from an automobile accident which occurred a half mile east of Rochester on state road 14 Sunday morning at 1:30 o'clock.
Baker was a bass drummer with "Tiny" Tinkle's dance orchestra, of Logansport, and was returning to that city from an engagement at the Lakeview Hotel, Lake Manitou.
Members of the band were returning from the resort hotel in Floyd TINKLE's car, pulling a trailer full of instruments. The party was forced to stop to fix a tire. Baker was between the car and the trailer removing a jack when a car driven by Clarence SMITH, 27, 1529 Bancroft avenue, this city, crashed into the trailer, pinning and crushing Baker between the two vehicles.
Baker was taken to the Woodlawn hospital in an ambulance, where he was found to have suffered a compound fracture of his right leg above the knee; deep lacertaions about the head; serious cuts and bruises over his entire body; possible internal injuries and shock. Smith and Vernon DIXON, who were riding with him, suffered minor injuries.
The trailer containing the instruments was reduced to practically splinters, parts of which were found 30 feet away. Damage to the Tinkle car was estimated by State Patrolman Wallace MANROW, at $300 and the damage to Smith's automobile was set at $150.
Robert LAMBORN and Paul McCLOUD, both of Logansport, who were riding in the Tinkle car escaped injury.

Dr. Henry Madison McCRACKEN, 70, passed away Saturday evening, 9 o'clock at his home in Argos, Ind. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Dr. McCracken, however, suffered a stroke of paralysis on February 28th, 1942 and had been in ill health since that time. He had been a resident of Argos since 1909, moving there from Longview, Ill.
Dr. McCracken was born February 6th, 1873, near Washington, Indiana. December 26th, 1907 he was united in marriage with Maude McCOLLOUGH. In his earlier life he taught school and later practiced medicine from 1907 to 1919 at Longview, Ill. He was a member of the Marshall County Medical Society and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Maurice [McCRACKEN], of South Bend; Bruce [McCRACKEN], of Bloomington, Ind.; Emory [McCRACKEN], in the service of his country, Gray Field, Fort Lewis, Wash.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Minnie McCRACKEN, Mrs. Mary STEEN, both of Montgomery, Ind.; two brothers, William [McCRACKEN] and Austin McCRACKEN, both of Washington, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the McCracken home in Argos. Rev. J. W. NEILL will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Caroline BRUCE, 89, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary BIXLER, of Grovertown, Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bruce had been a resident of the Bruce Lake community for over 60 years.
Mrs. Bruce was born August 10th, 1854 in Pulaski county. She was the mother of 12 children. Her husband, Francis BRUCE, died a number of years ago. Survivors include two sons, Minot BRUCE, of Rensselaer, Ind.; Don BRUCE, of Culver; three daughters, Mrs. Mary BIXLER, of Grovertown, Ind.; Mrs. Eva ENGLE, of Bruce Lake, and Della GARDNER, of Mishawaka, and Robert E. COOK of this city are grandchildren of the deceased.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Frank W. LAMBORN, father of Mrs. Garfield HANSON passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at his home in Mishawaka, Ind. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Lamborn had been in ill health for the past three years.
The body will be removed to the Harrison funeral home, in Kewanna, where it will lie in state throughout Wednesday and until the hour of the funeral 2:30 Thursday afternoon, at the funeral home. Bob [CAYWOOD] and Ramona CAYWOOD, of this city are grandchildren of the deceased.
A more complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Final rites for Mrs. Sarah E. BLACK who passed away Friday at her home south of Fulton, will be held at the Fulton United Brethren church Wednesday afternoon, 3 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Black home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie SHAFFER were held Monday afternoon at the Macy Methodist church. Rev. R. E. DUNLAP officiated. The body was taken to Indianapolis for cremation.

Tuesday, September 14, 1943

Last rites for Frank M. LAMBORN, of Mishawaka, a former resident of Kewanna are to be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow until 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.
Mr. Lamborn died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday at his home at 201 Towle ave., Mishawaka of complications following a lengthy illness. He was born in Pulaski county, August 12, 1869 and moved to South Bend in 1927 from Kewanna. He was united in marriage with Laura SMITH, September 10, 1901. Following his first wife's death in 1928 he married Viola HUNSBERGER, August 31, 1934.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist church at Kewanna and was a member of the Maxonic order.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Clifford LAMBORN, Plymouth and Darl LAMBORN, Sturgeon, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Garfield HANSON, Rochester; Mrs. W. H. SAILERS, Mrs. Opel CAYWOOD, and Mrs. Paul BLUE, all of Sturgeon, Mich.; a brother, Walter LAMBORN, Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. John KUERPERT, Chicago and Mrs. Arthur SMITH, Kewanna; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Word has been received here of the death of Rev. S. B. STOOKEY, of Warsaw, Ind., which occurred Monday afternoon, from a heart ailment. Reverend Stookey is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Morton DOWNS and a grandchild James Morton [DOWNS], Jr., of this city. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Mrs. Elizabeth LACEY, 91, died yesterday at her home in Fulton following a two weeks' illness.
Mrs. Lacey was born in Davenport Devonshire, England, October 10, 1851. She was united in marriage May 15, 1871 at Cleveland, Ohio to Rev. J. H. LACEY, who preceded her in death. Rev. Lacey was the former pastor of the local Christian church.
Survivors include two sons, C. H. LACEY, Canton, Ohio and R. W. LACEY, Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. L. W. FELDER, Fulton; three sisters, and one brother residing in Cleveland; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held in the Rochester Christian church at 3 p.m. tomorrow with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD presiding. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will be at the Christian church tomorrow from 1 to 3 p.m. where friends may pay their respects.

Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline BRUCE, who passed away Sunday evening, will be held Wednesday afternoon, at two o'clock at the Pleasant Hill church, near Lake Bruce. Interment will be made in an adjacent cemetery. The funeral cortege will leave Culver at one o'clock.
Survivors other than those mentioned in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel, include a brother E. E. FINLEY, of Chicago; a granddaughter, Mrs. Pauline JACKSON and a great-granddaughter, Mrs. Annabelle REESE, of this city.

Wednesday, September 15, 1943

Peter FEECE, 88, prominent farmer of Athens died at 9:30 a.m. today at his home south of Athens. Mr. Feece has been an Athens resident for many years.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Athens United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.The body will remain at the Val Zimmerman funeral home until time for the funeral services.
A full obituary will be published in tomorrow's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, September 16, 1943

Rochester friends have received the belated report of the death of Mrs. A. T. BRIGGS, which occurred at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, September 8th. Mrs. Briggs, who resided at Greencastle, Ind., was the widow of the late Rev. A. T. BRIGGS, a former pastor of the Rochester Methodist church.

Peter FEECE, 88, a well-known farmer of this county, who died yesterday morning at 9:30 near Athens, has been removed to the Val Zimmerman funeral parlor today. The body will be in the parlor until the hour of the service.
He was born on July 21, 1855 in this county, and has been a farmer since his youth. His wife, the former Eliza HARTMAN, died several years ago. Mr. Feece engaged in farming and resided in the vicinity of Athens, throughout his entire life.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Stella NICODEMUS, Mrs. Nettie SAYGER and Mrs. Dorothy STRONG, all of near Rochester; 22 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and one brother, Enos FEECE, of Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Athens United Brethren church. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron, will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Peru, Ind., Sept. 16. -- Lieut. Sam COLE, of the Army Air Force was killed in a plane crash, according to word received Wednesday afternoon. Details of the tragedy were not divulged.
The message was received by the mother, Mrs. Ruth COLE, and the wire merely stated that Lieut. Cole had been killed in a crash. He was 22 years old and was the great-grandson of the late J. O. COLE, multi-millionaire brewer, lumberman and coal magnate. His father, Sam COLE, Sr., was killed a number of years ago in an automobile accident.
Lieut. Cole volunteered in the Army Air service a year ago and received his wings at a Texas air base several months ago. He was an instructor at For Leonard Wood, Mo.

Friday, September 17, 1943

Mary BAKER ZEHENDNER, 63, former Monterey resident died Wednesday morning at her home at 119 East Victoria Street, South Bend. Mrs. Zehendner's death was attributed to heart trouble.
She was born Mary Adeline [BAKER], daughter of Paul and Adeline (NEES) BAKER on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee township, December 14, 1879. She married Lawrence ZEHENDNER and moved to South Bend about 25 years ago. Her husband died Oct. 3, 1941.
Survivors are: a half-brother, Joe BAKER; a niece, Dorothy FAULSTICK, South Bend; six nephews, Harvey [FAULSTICK], Joe [FAULSTICK], Herman [FAULSTICK] and Lawrence FAULSTICK of Monterey; Earl BAKER, Chicago and Glen BAKER, Pueblo, Colo.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at St. Ann's Church at Monterey, Saturday morning at nine o'clock with the Rev. Leo BREITENBACH presiding. Burial will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery at Monterey.

Saturday, September 18, 1943

Jacob MADLEM, 81, of Gilead died early Saturday morning at his home east of Gilead of complications following a lengthy illness.
He was born September 26, 1863 and has resided near Gilead most of his life. His parents were William and Lydia MADLEM.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah [MADLEM]; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest BURKHOLDER and Mrs. Mabel HARMEN, Elkhart; one son, Harlen MADLEM, at home; one step-daughter, Mrs. Elsa GROGG; 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Emmanuel Church southeast of Akron, Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Elmer SMITH presiding. Burial will be made at the Gaerte cemetery near Gilead.

Elmer REGNOS, 80, of Akron died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds in the head last evening in his home at Akron. The body was discovered at 5:30 last night, and death was believed instantaneous.
He was born January 24, 1884 near Silver Lake, and has lived in Akron for the past 25 years. The deceased was a retired farmer.
The only known survivor is a foster daughter, Mrs. Mabel KELLIS who resides in Akron. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Moyer funeral home at Akron.

Mrs. Charlotte Annie JORDAN, 73, former Leiters Ford resident died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Max FECHNER, Culver, after a short illness. Her home was in Leiters Ford for many years but she had lived the last two years in Culver.
Survivors are eight children: Ralph [JORDAN], Harry [JORDAN] and Elmer [JORDAN], all of South Bend; James [JORDAN], Spencerville; Mrs. Arthur WALTER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Leo SPENCER, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Earl DeMONT, Argos; Mrs. FECHNER; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oscar [SHRIVER] and Asa SHRIVER, Green Springs, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Al JOHNSON, Monterey.
Funeral services are incomplete at the present.

Wednesday, September 22, 1943

Peru, Sept. 22. -- Harold F. MARTING, 32 years old, test pilot for Curtiss-Wright Corp., at Buffalo, and former flying officer of the Canadian Royal Air Force, was instantly killed in a crash of his plane at Summit, South Carolina, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, according to word received here. Mr. Marting was the husband of the former Mary Margaret DeLONG, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. DeLONG, 64 South Fremont street, and brother of Mrs. Forest BOWEN, 27 W. Main street.
Mr. Marting, hero of many air battles over Europe and North Africa, was flying alone at the time of the crash, which was believed to have been caused from bad weather.
At the time of the fatal accident, Mr. Marting was on a mission for the United States army. He had served as flying officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force until June, when he was given his release to serve as a test pilot for Curtiss-Wright.
In October last year, while flying over enemy territory in North Africa, his plane was forced down behind enemy lines and he was taken prisoner by the Italians, later being turned over to the Germans and taken to Greece. He was held prisoner in an Athens hotel, but escaped and for several months he wandered half-clothed and fed through the mountains and finally with the aid of Greek friends, made his way to the coast. He arrived back in Cairo on New Year's day where he rejoined his unit. Several months ago Mr. Marting was awarded the British Military Cross for his service to the British government.

James Thomas ABBOTT, 87, a pioneer resident of this city, passed away 3 p.m. Tuesday. Death resulted from complications following an illness of over two years' duration. For the past two years Mr. Abbott had been totally blind. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Fulton and Miami counties.
James Thomas, son of Strawder and Jane ABBOTT, was born December 21st, 1855, on a farm near Chili, Ind. When but seven years of age he moved with his parents to Rochester, where he has since resided. On November 9th, 1876, he was united in marriage with Rosanna KOCHNDERFER. His wife preceded him in death 11 years ago.
In his earlier years, Mr. Abbott followed the occupation of farming and later served for 22 years as a flagman for the Nickle Plate R.R. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, Bert ABBOTT, of this city; four grandchildren, Arthur [ABBOTT] and Harold ABBOTT, of Rochester; Glen ABBOTT, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Irene WHISMAN, of Mishawaka, Ind.; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Interment will be made in the Salem cemetery The body will lie in state at the Foster funeral home up until the hour of the services, where friends may call.

Thursday, September 23, 1943

Mrs. Sarah Leone STUNKARD, 42, of near Macy, died Wednesday evening at 5:00 o'clock following a several months illness. She has been a lifelong resident of this county moving here when she was one year old.
The deceased was born March 19, 1901 at Humboldt, Illinois to W. A. and Lillian DAWSON BARTLETT. On March 31, 1925 she was united in marriage with Forest STUNKARD.
Survivors are: a daughter, Mrs. Normalee FORBISH, at home; a sister, Mrs. D. H. HARTER, Peru; two brothers, M. T. BARTLETT, South Bend and Maurice BARTLETT, Macy.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Christian church at Macy. Rev. BROCK will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made at the Plainview cemetery.
The body has been removed to the Kline funeral home at Denver and will be returned to her residence at one o'clock Friday.

Friday, September 24, 1943

Mrs. Alberta HATTERY, 50, former Rochester resident, died at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Billings Hospital, Chicago, from a heart attack following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Hattery was the daughter of Albert and Adele COOPER. She was born January 15, 1893 at Chicago and moved to Rochester in 1927. She was united in marriage August 29, 1923 to Everett HATTERY, who preceded her in death in March of this year. The deceased was well known in Rochester, and was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church and the Rochester Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors are: Two sisters-in-law; Mrs. Guy BOOKS and Mrs. William MOORE, both of Rochester, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Harry BAILEY of Rochester in charge of the rites. Members of the Eastern Star will assist Rev. Bailey. Burial will be made at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body will arrive from Chicago at 11 a.m. Saturday and will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may pay their last respects.

John E. CANNON, 30, former resident of Kewanna, was instantly killed Thursday morning, when the auto which he was driving was struck by a Pennsylvania passenger train at a grade crossing near Valparaiso, Ind.
Mr. Cannon, who was employed by the American Bridge Co. of Valparaiso, was enroute to work when the tragedy occurred. His automobile was completely demolished by the impact. The deceased had a host of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county.
John E., son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. CANNON, was born March 15th, 1913 at Kewanna, Ind. In October of 1932 he was united in marriage with Zadie R. SLISHER, of Macy. Later this union was dissolved by divorce. He later was married to Dorothy WAYNE, of Valparaiso.
Survivors are his widow; a son, James Robert [CANNON], by his second marriage; two daughters, Alice Maxine [CANNON], of Michigan City, Ind.; Delois Ruth [CANNON], of Kewanna, by the first union; his mother, Mrs. Homer WENTZEL, of Kewanna; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther KUHN, of Valparaiso, and Miss Ruth CANNON, of Kewanna.
Brief services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday at Valparaiso and the body will then be taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where at 2 p.m. Saturday the regular rites will be held. Rev. Henry BULGER, of Medaryville will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Saturday, September 25, 1943

Vern R. CAUFFMAN, 59, died at 2:15 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home three miles east of here, following an 18 months illness. He followed the occupation of farming while residing in this county.
Mr. Cauffman was born Feb. 10, 1884 in Three Oaks, Mich., and had been a resident of this community for 14 years, coming here from South Bend.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. Eleanor GILBAUGH, Tiosa; Robert [CAUFFMAN], Rochester; Florence [CAUFFMAN], Mishawaka; Pvt. Russell [CAUFFMAN], stationed in the Panama Canal zone; Edith [CAUFFMAN] and Howard [CAUFFMAN], both of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; two sisters, and three brothers.
The body has been taken to the Foster funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Monday, September 27, 1943

Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. H. C. RAVENCROFT, of North Hollywood, Calif., who passed away recently from a heart ailment.
The deceased was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Lola SUTHERLAND, Mrs. David ROBBINS and Mrs. Harry JACOBS, all of this city.

Mrs. Augusta W. PRITZ, 85, of Fulton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Vetter of Fulton, at 5 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Printz had been ill about four weeks. Death was attributed to complications.
She was born in Germany, March 18, 1858, the daughter of John and Anna BROWN. She was married to Julius PRITZ, June 8, 1873, who preceded her in death, February 20, 1939. They resided near Macy, both being members of the St. John Lutheran Church of Peru.
Survivors include seven sons and two daughters, Carl [PRITZ], Decatur, Ill.; Albert [PRITZ], Peru; Louie [PRITZ], South Bend; William [PRITZ], Paul [PRITZ], Fred [PRITZ] and Rudolph [PRITZ], all of Macy; Mrs. George TROUTMAN, Macy; Mrs. Ernest VETTER, of Fulton; two grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Vetter residence with Rev. A. H. GALLNEIER, of Peru in charge. Burial will be made at the Five Corners cemetery. The body will be at the Vetter residence Monday noon where friends may call.

Wednesday, September 29, 1943

Peru, Ind., Sept. 29. -- George HOCKETT, 19, of 231 West Eighth street, was killed instantly at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon when a loaded gravel truck backed over him, crushing the upper part of his body.
Hockett, employed by the McMAHAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY of Rochester, was hooking a chain on a scoop during the regraveling of road 218 four miles east of Walton when the truck, driven by Boyd WILLIS, of Gas City, backed over him. He suffered a broken neck and was crushed about the face and chest. Miami county coroner Ed GLAZIER is investigating the fatal accident.

Mrs. Margaret HANCOCK, 72, former northern Indiana resident, died September 24 at 8 p.m. following a heart attack at her home in Pasadena, California. Mrs. Hancock has two daughters residing in Akron.
She was born August 13, 1871 in Luxemburgh county to Mr. and Mrs. John KIRCHEN. She was married to Harry HAMMEREL who died shortly afterward and Mr. H. HANCOCK who preceded her in death several years ago.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. LANTZ, Akron; Mrs. Leon KINDIG, Akron, and Mrs. Arlo GRAY, Elkhart; a son Anthony HAMMEREL, Elkhart, and one sister, Mrs. Lena KROUSE, Aurora, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at Elkhart and the burial will be in the Rice cemetery at Elkhart.

Friday, October 1, 1943

Miss Stella MEREDITH, aged 75, passed away at Woodlawn hospital, this city, Thursday afternoon from complications. She had suffered ill health for the past several years. Miss Meredith has a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern section of the county and in the vicinity of Mentone.
She was born on a farm in Newcastle township, the daughter of James and Mahala (MONTGOMERY) MEREDITH. Following the death of her father a number of years ago, Miss Meredith and her mother took up their residency in Mentone, Ind. The deceased was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Roy ADAMSON, of Newcastle township; a brother, Silas MEREDITH, of Mentone; and five nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Johns funeral home in Mentone, with Rev. J. S. JOHNS in charge of the rites.

Saturday, October 2, 1943

Mrs. Elizabeth FISHLEY, 90, died at three o'clock Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada Runkle, Macy, Ind. Death resulted from gangrene following a month's serious illness. Mrs. Fishley had been a resident of Macy throughout her entire life.
Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth FISHLEY [sic] was born November 25th, 1852 in Miami county, Ind. Her husband John FISHLEY preceded in death eight years ago. Mrs. Fishley was a member of the Ebenezer church.
Survivors are two sons, Henry [FISHLEY] and Frank [FISHLEY], both of Macy; three daughters, Mrs. Christine KOTTERMAN, Mrs. Ada RUNKLE, both of Macy; Mrs. Ellen MILLER of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca HOFFMAN, of Akron; a brother, Emanual ZEGAFUSE, of Denver; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Ebenezer church and Rev. DUNLAP, of the Macy Methodist church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Ebenezer cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the Runkle residence this evening.

Albert P. STOUDT, 81, passed away at three o'clock Saturday morning at his home four miles west of Kewanna. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered several weeks ago.
Mr. Stoudt had been a resident of the Kewanna community for the past 30 years where he was engaged in farming. He was born October 2nd, 1862, at Brookston, Ind., the son of Alvin and Isabelle STOUDT.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Clara STOUDT; a son Foster STOUDT; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth OVERMYER, of Kewanna and Mrs. Bertha McKINSEY, of Detroit; two grandchildren and two sisters, Miss Lillian STOUDT, of Brookston, Ind. and Mrs. Claude COCHRANE, of Lafayette, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The body has been removed to the funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Tuesday, October 5, 1943

Mrs. Mary Ann JOHNSONBAUGH, 90, died at 2 o'clock this morning of pneumonia, at her home north of Rochester, following a 10-day illness.
The deceased was born Nov. 17, 1852 in Pennsylvania to Aaron and Elizabeth HUFFMAN, moving to Fulton county at the age of four. She was united in marriage to David JOHNSONBAUGH, March 29, 1874. She was an active member of the Walnut church of the Brethren, near Argos.
Surviving are: one daughter, Nurna MARTIN, Hobart; a son, Noah [JOHNSONBAUGH], Argos; three sisters, Miss Milinda HUFFMAN, South Bend; Mrs. Suzanna SWIHART, Goshen; and Mrs. Anna NAILSBACK, Charleston, Ill.; a brother, Sam HUFFMAN, South Bend; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Walnut church of the Brethren with Rev. C. C. CRIPE presiding. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.
The body is at the Grossman funeral home and will be taken to the home of her son Noah, Wednesday afternoon wherer friends may call.

Wednesday, October 6, 1943

Levi WERNER, 78, of near Fulton, died yesterday afternoon of complications following a two months illness.
The deceased was born May 10, 1865, in Starke county, the son of George and Dale WERNER. He was united in marriage Nov. 29, 1898 to Dora J. MAY.
Surviving are the wife and one son, Charles [WERNER], Grove City, Pa.; two grandchildren and three brothers, William [WERNER], Winamac; John [WERNER], Idaho; and Emmanuel [WERNER], Arkansas.
The funeral arrangements are at the present time incomplete.

Mrs. Della Maude BROMLEY, 73, died at 3 p.m at her home in Macy following a four months' illness. Mrs. Bromley was a 25 year resident of Macy, moving there in 1918 from Kansas.
The deceased was born in Berryton, Kansas, May 8, 1870 to Larry and Elizabeth BOYLE. She was married Sept. 8, 1889 in Topeka, Kansas to Eli BROMLEY, who is still living.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle SMITH, Macy; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Macy Christian church with the Rev. R. M. BROCK officiating. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery. The body will remain at the Kline funeral home in Denver until the day of the burial.

Benjamin F. CARR, 69, prominent Republican and former judge of the Carroll-White circuit court and the White county circuit court, died at 3:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered early Tuesday morning. Judge Carr's death occurred at his farm home in Carroll county, northwest of Delphi.
He was a member of the law firm LOVE and CARR, of Monticello and then was associated with the firm of CARTWRIGHT, WASON and CARR, of Delphi. He was elected to the Carroll-White judgeship in 1920, and reelected to that post in 1926. When the circuit was divided in 1927 he retained his position as judge of the White county court until 1932 when he retired to private practice.
He was born January 16, 1874. Surviving are the widow, Maude DAVIDSON CARR; three small children at home; and two daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Amy CROW, of Bedford and Mrs. Helen VINCENT of Monticello. His brother, the late Judge Reuben CARR of the Fulton county circuit court preceded him in death.

Thursday, October 7, 1943

Orville (Ora) William STENGEL, 70, of Peru, Ind., passed away at ten o'clock Thursday morning while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Byron Johnston, of Gary, Ind. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Stengel was well known to many of the older residents of this city and at one time he was engaged in the plumbing business here on East 8th street.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Byron JOHNSTON, of Gary; a son, George P. STENGEL, of near Gary; five grandchildren, Ellen Marie [STENGEL], Carl [STENGEL], Phillip [STENGEL] and Dora Mae STENGEL, of Gary; Jean D. JOHNSTON, of somewhere in the Southwest Pacific; Dale B. JOHNSTON, of Somewhere in Sicily.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press. The body was removed to the Foster funeral home, of this city today.

David COPNER, 74, lifelong resident of Fulton, died yesterday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abbie Felty, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Liberty township September 28, 1869, the son of Alexander and Mary COPNER. He was united in marriage January 28, 1891 to Sarah M. WALLACE, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Abbie FELTY; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be performed at the Pilgrim Holiness church Saturday at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. J. E. KIRBY in charge Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be removed to the Felty residence Friday morning.

Funeral services were held in the McCloskey chapel, 10:30 a.m today, Logansport, for James Andrew MOON, 57, of 1500 Liberty street, Logansport. Mr. Moon, who was a movie operator, passed away Sunday afternoon at the Cass county hospital following a brief illness from a heart ailment.
He was the son of the late George W. and Slenea MOON, of this city. After his education in the Rochester schools he took up his residency in Logansport, where he has since resided. Mr Moon was a member of the Tipton Lodge 33, F.A.M., which organization assisted Rev. H. R. HOSIER in the rites today. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Survivors are the wife, Lacy MOON; three sons, James [MOON] and Straydon [MOON] with the U.S. Navy; Kenton Dale MOON, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Jean M. SMITH, of Ft. Wayne; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Orva SHILLINGS, of Logansport, and Mrs. Flem SEARS, of Meadville, Pa.

Friday, October 8, 1943

Funeral services for Orville W. STENGEL, who passed away Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Byron JOHNSTON, of Gary, will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Foster funeral home, this city.

Mrs. A. V. PURDUE of this city was called to Waynetown, Ind. Friday morning on account of the death of her father, John R. HAYS, which occurred at his home there early today.
Funeral services for Mr. Hays will be held at Waynetown Sunday afternoon, it was stated. Mr. Purdue, principal of the R.H.S., will leave Saturday to attend the rites.

Saturday, October 9, 1943

Formal word was received through the War Department Friday afternoon by Mrs. Jack DAVIDSON of South Bend, that her husband, Sgt. Jack DAVIDSON had been killed in action, while returning from a bombing raid over German territory, on July 6th.
Sgt. Davidson, 26, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom DAVIDSON, of Leiters Ford, Ind. Jack was born and reared at Leiters Ford. He was a graduate of the Leiters Ford high school and was a member of the Leiters Ford high school basketball team. The Davidsons previously had received word that their son was missing in action, but Friday's message stated it must be presumed he was killed in an engagement while returning from the enemy lines.
Part of the crew of ten on the ill-fated bomber of which Jack was a member were reported saved by their parachutes.
Sgt. Davidson visited his parents on a 10-day furlough last May. A short time later he was sent overseas where he and his crew operated from an air base in England.
Survivors are the parents; three brothers, Paul DAVIDSON and John DAVIDSON, both in the U. S. service; Frank DAVIDSON, of Terre Haute, who has served eight years in the U. S. Navy; five sisters, Mrs. Jerry VanPELT, Mrs. Jack DIZILBIFF, both of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Frances WOODFORD, of Virginia; Mrs. Glen PONTIUS, of Brookville, Ohio, and Mrs. Claude BAILEY, of South Bend. Mrs. Jack Davidson who was formerly Miss Helen RICHARDS of South Bend is now employed at the Bendix plant in South Bend.
Two other service men of the Leiters Ford community remain on the missing in action list of the War Department. These are Lieut. Arthur WENTZEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles WENTZEL, and S/Sgt. Gordon SHAW, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. SHAW.
Lieut. Wentzel was reported missing in action in an engagement in the Southwest Pacific area last May, and S/Sgt. Shaw was reported missing in action in an aerial raid vrom England, since September 16th.

Mrs. L. L. LUCKENBILL, of Leiters Ford has received a letter from Mrs. Fred COLLINS, of Corpus Christi, Texas that her son Aviator Wilbur COLLINS, has been reported missing in action since September 16. Mrs. Collins will be remembered as the former Gertrude WILLIAMS, of Macy, Ind.

In the recent publication of the Orville W. STENGEL obituary, the name of his wife, Mrs. Mae STENGEL, of Peru, Ind., who survives, was omitted. Services were conducted at two p.m. this afternoon at the Foster chapel, with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Monday, October 11, 1943

Mary Agnes LEMMON, 68, died Sunday morning at 7 o'clock at her home, three and a half miles southwest of Fulton, following a short illness.
The deceased was born in Cass county, daughter of Levi and Fannie HARN, and has lived near Fulton most of her life. She was married February 28, 1893 to Will LEMMON, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church all her life.
Survivors include a son, Carl [LEMMON], Fletchers Lake; three daughters, Alma [LEMMON], at home; Mrs. Harold MIKESELL and Mrs. Walter UNGER; two sisters, Mrs. Ada WELLS and Mrs. Bertha JOHNSON, both of Logansport; a brother, Gurson HARN, Metea; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Metea Baptist church. Rev. Stacy SHAW will officiate assisted by Rev. John KIRKPATRICK of Kewanna. Burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Will DELANEY, of this city, were called to Indianapolis, Saturday evening through the death of Mr. Delaney's mother, Mrs. Alta DELANEY. Mrs. Delaney passed away earlier Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Miss Edna Peel DELANEY, 111 East 16th street, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Alta ESSEX DELANEY had been a resident of Indianapolis for about 50 years and was born near Hope, in Bartholomew county. She was a member of the First Baptist church, the Martha Hawkins Society of that church and the Koran Temple No. 30, Daughters of the Nile. Her husband, William Joseph DELANEY, a lecturer, passed away in 1913.
Survivors other than the son and daughter mentioned, are another daughter, Mrs. I. L. BLALACK, of Detroit and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Delaney and children Bill [DELANEY], Joyce [DELANEY] and Steve [DELANEY], will attend the services.

Tuesday, October 12, 1943

Harley STARNER, 51, passed away Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. at the St. Lawrence hospital, Lansing, Mich., following a sudden illness, although he had been unable to work for the last nine weeks due to a hip ailment. The funeral was held Friday, Oct. 8th at 1:30 p.m. at the Grovenburg church at Holt, Mich.
Mr. Starner was born May 17, 1892 at Tiosa, Ind. to Henderson and Anna STARNER. In 1923 he was united in marriage to Helen SCHNESBERGER his wife; Harley has been a resident of Ingham county for about 30 years and of the Grovenburg district about 21 years. Harley has been a member of Lodge No. 449 F. & A. M. for the past 14 years. He has worked in the various main industries of Lansing for the past 25 years and the last 18 months at the Nash Kelvinator Co. Harley was converted March 1937, was baptized and joined the church in April.
He is survived by his wife, Helen [STARNER], three sisters: Mrs. Vila HULS and Mrs. Eva SMITH of Rochester, Ind., and Mrs. Minnie LOGAN of Detroit; Three brothers, Broda [STARNER] of Argos, Ind., Rolla [STARNER] of Joliet, Ill., and John [STARNER] of Indianapolis, Ind., and several nieces and nephews. Interment was in the Markham cemetery, Holt, Michigan.

Thursday, October 14, 1943

Rochester relatives received word of the death of George W. BAVIN, 39, which occurred Thursday morning in a South Bend hospital. Mr. Bavin was the husband of the former Annabelle NOFTSGER of this city.
Death resulted from a throat infection, following a two weeks illness. Mr. Bavin was an official of the Associates Investment Co., of South Bend and was well known throughout Indiana.
Survivors of his immediate family are his wife and a son, Richard [BAVIN], 7. An infant son preceded his father in death. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. The Bavins reside at 1222 East Edhman street, South Bend.

The body of William BLACKBURN, former resident, who passed away recently at Wolcott, Ind., was interred Wednesday afternoon in the Citizens cemetery here. The deceased was the son of the late John BLACKBURN, of near Rochester. Mr. Blackburn, years ago, was an employee of the Erie railroad.

The whereabouts or safety of S/Sgt. Gordon O. SHAW, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. SHAW, R. R. 4, Rochester, who has been reported missing in action since September 23, are still unknown. S/Sgt. Shaw, a side-gunner on a B-17 bomber based in England, was reported "missing in action" somewhere in the European area.
The last letter received by Shaw's parents, dated September 20th, reported him on top of the world and happy, that he was in nice barracks and was getting mail regularly from the states.
S/Sgt. Shaw was inducted into the army September 14, 1942 and received training at St. Petersburg, Fla., Gulfport, Miss., Loredo, Tex., Salt Lake City, Utah, Blythe, Calif, Dyersburg, Tenn., and final training at Grand Island, Nebraska.
He attended Rochester high school for three years, graduating from Leiters Ford high school in 1942. Shaw was manager of the Leiters Ford basketball team in his senior year and was president of his senior class.
S/Sgt. Shaw has three brothers and two sisters, and ironically enough his oldest brother, John [SHAW], leaves for active army duty October 22nd.

Mrs. Katherine Lulu HIATT, 64, passed away at nine o'clock Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fern BARKER, of South Bend. Mrs. Hiatt, whose home is located six miles northwest of this city, had been ill for the past four months. She had a host of friends throughout Fulton county and was well known to many Rochester residents.
Katherine Lulu [STEININGER], daughter of Reuben and Sophia (WALTERS) STEININGER, was born Feb. 4, 1879 in Richland township. In January, 1897 she was united in marriage with Chauncey HIATT, who preceded her in death in October, 1941. The deceased was a member of the Grandview church, northwest of Rochester.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Fay VanSCOIK, of this city; Mrs. Fern BAKER, of South Bend; two sons, Dee HIATT, of Houston, Texas; Clarence HIATT, of Rochester, 16 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a brother, Milo STEININGER of this city.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. G. E. GIVENS will be held Sunday 1:30 p.m. at the Grandview church. Interment will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body will be removed to the Hiatt home Friday at which place friends may call.

Roann, Ind., Oct. 14. -- Despondency caused by domestic troubles that resulted in his wife filing divorce proceeding in Wabash county circuit court, was blamed for the suicide Wednesday morning of Harold FLORA, 48, a resident of Roann.
Flora's body, suspended by a rope from a rafter in a small barn back of his home, was found at 10 a.m. by Deputy Sheriff Sterline STAVER of Wabash county who was called to the Flora home when a neighbor reported that Flora had called there to inquire about his wife. Condition of the body indicated that Flora had been dead but a short time.
When Mrs. Flora filed divorce proceedings a restraining order was issued to prevent her husband from calling at their home or molesting her.

Friday, October 15, 1943

Funeral services for George W. BAVIN, who passed away Thursday morning in a South Bend hospital, will be held Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, in the First Methodist church, South Bend. Interment will be made in the South Bend Highland cemetery.
A number of Rochester relatives and friends will attend the services. Mr. and Mrs. Ben NOFTSGER, parents of Mrs. Bavin, went to the Bavin home yesterday and will remain there until after the services.

Saturday, October 16, 1943

Albert Ray LOUGH, 60, former resident of Fulton county, passed away Friday 2:30 p.m., at his home, 118 Edgar street, South Bend. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. Mr. Lough had a host of friends throughout South Bend and Fulton county.
Mr. Lough was born in Union township, Fulton county, on August 20th, 1883, the son of Harrison B. and Isabel LOUGH. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth HENDRICKSON, April 18th, 1928. For a number of years he resided in Union township where he followed the occupation of farming and carpentry. While residing in South Bend he was employed in the Studebaker factory. Mr. Lough was a past master of the Kewanna Masonic order and also was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors include his wife, of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Jane BRIDEGROOM, of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Henry A. NEELY, of Detroit, Mich.; and a brother, Reed LOUGH, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church in Kewanna. Rev. Henry BOLGAR, of Medaryville, Ind., will officiate. Interment will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body was removed to the Lough home northeast of Kewanna at four o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Monday, October 18, 1943

Funeral services for Earl R BARR, formerly of this city, were held at three o'clock Monday afternoon at the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Burial was made in the Nichols cemetery, northwest of Akron.
Mr. Barr passed away Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home in Louisville, Ky., following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past several months, but his condition had not been regarded as extremely grave. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the northern Indiana district, where for many years he was engaged in the livestock business. For a period of two or three years he was the assistant manager of the Colonial Hotel and Terrace Gardens at Lake Manitou and at the time of his demise he was employed in the general offices of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., at Louisville, lKy.
Earl R. Barr was born January 21, 1886 at the Barr homestead and his parents were John and Etta (WIDEMAN) BARR. Mr. Barr's first marriage was to Marjorie MATTIX, and two children, a son and daughter was born to this union. In June of 1942, in a ceremony solemnized at Louisville, Mr. Barr was united in marriage with Miss Clare GROCHEL, of Louisville, Ky. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Clare BARR, of Louisville, Ky.; a son John A. BARR of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie NOE, of Moorhead, Ky.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harry E. PAGE, Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, and a brother Guy R. BARR, all of this city.

Harry H. HOGUE, 54, well-known dairyman, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at 3:25 o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital, of coronary embolism. He underwent an operation Oct. 7. Mr. Hogue has been in the dairy business here for the past 16 years, having sold his establishment Oct. 1, planning to move to Los Angeles, Calif., for future residence.
The deceased was born January 7, 1889, at South Bend, the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (RITTER) HOGUE. He was united in marriage Dec. 24, 1916, to Vera WELLS, who survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Harriet [HOGUE], at home, and Mrs Joe SISSEL, East Lansing, Mich.; two brothers, J. R HOGUE, Detroit, Mich.; Joe BOONE, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Marie JOERS and Mrs. Pearl BRUSH, both of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.
Last rites will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Glenn C. McGEE, Presbyterian minister, who will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made at the Riverside cemetery, South Bend.
The body is at Zimmerman Bros. funeral [home] where friends may pay their respects.

Tuesday, October 19, 1943

Mrs. Charles HILAND, of near Rochester, received word at noon today of the death of her sister, Mrs. Nora WILHELM, 60 which occurred in a Waukegan, Ill. hospital at 11:30 a.m. today. The deceased resided in Fulton and Marshall counties for a number of years and has many friends in both counties.
Mrs. Wilhelm who was born in Marshall county on September 23rd, 1883, was the daughter of Daniel and Margaret FRY. Mrs. Hiland stated the body is being shipped to Culver, Ind., and that funeral arrangements would be announced later.

Charles Edward SCROXTON, 60, of this city, died of complications following a lengthy illness this morning at 5:15 o'clock at the home of his brother-in-law, Ray WOODCOX.
Mr. Scroxton was born August 30, 1883 at Watertown, N.Y., the son of Charles E. and Josephine SCROXTON. He was united in marriage on May 28, 1931 to Mary RALSTON at Plymouth, who survives. He moved here six weeks ago, from Cleveland, Ohio where he was employed on the railroad there.
The deceased is a member of the Masonic lodge.
Surviving are his wife and three sisters: Mrs. Arnold DOHM, Cleveland; Mrs. Roy BROWN, this city, and Mrs. Jack BOYLE, Watertown.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home with Rev. KEIM of Plymouth, officiating. Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, October 20, 1943

Last rites for Vermont (Mont) BRUGH, 63, laborer, who was killed Tuesday afternoon in an auto accident, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster funeral home. Rev. COVERSTONE of the local Evangelical church will preside. The deceased will be buried in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Brugh was born in Leiters Ford, and had resided in Rochester most of his life. His wife Hulda [BRUGH], died here several years ago.
Survivors include two children, Mrs. Pauline FRITZ, Rochester; and Merle BRUGH, in the U. S. Army; also two sisters, Mrs. May ALSPACH and Mrs. Henry FELTY, of this city.
The body has been removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. Albert FRITZ, and will be taken to the Foster funeral home Friday. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Fritz.

Thursday, October 21, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora WILHELM, 60, who passed away at Waukegan, Ill., Tuesday, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Mt. Hope church, west of Richland Center. Interment will be made in the Culver cemetery. Mrs. Wilhelm who was born in Marshall county on Sept. 23, 1883, was the daughter of Daniel and Martha FRY.

Orville MILLER, 69, well known local farmer, was found dead at 9 o'clock this morning at his home west of the Sand Hill church, north of this city. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was found by a local milk truck driver.
The deceased had been a resident of Fulton county all of his life. He was born May 4, 1874, the son of George and Mary MILLER. He married Laura OSBORN, October 28, 1896, in a ceremony pronounced in Rochester. His wife preceded him in death a few months ago.
Mr. Miller was a member of the Sand Hill church.
Survivors are: a daughter, Mildred MILLER, of this city; a brother, Arthur E. MILLER, also of this city; and a sister, Mrs. Frank COOK, of LaPorte.
Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete.

In the list of survivors of Vermont (Mont) BRUGH, a sister, Mrs. Jennie TYLER, Grand Rapids, Mich., was unintentionally omitted.

Friday, October 22, 1943

Mrs. Ed LOWE, who resides southeast of this city, has received word that funeral services for her brother, Dow BYBEE, of Detroit, Mich., will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at Niles, Mich.
Mr. Bybee, who was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace BYBEE, of Newcastle township, passed away last Wednesday morning at his home in Detroit.

Funeral services for Orville MILLER of the Sand Hill neighborhood, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Richland Center church. Interment will be made in the adjacent cemetery. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, assisted by Rev. SIPLE, will officiate.

Saturday, October 23, 1943

Mrs. I. N. GOOD of this city received word Saturday morning of the death of her brother Gus WOOD which occurred early today at his home in Plymouth, Ind. Mr. Wood had been in ill health for the past 10 years.
He moved to Plymouth a few years ago from this city. While residing in Rochester, he was employed as driver on one of the Rochester Steam Laundry trucks. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Mrs. S. P SOWERS, 76, former resident of Macy, Ind., passed away at 11:30 Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl HOOVER, 1130 South Monroe street of this city. Mrs. Sowers suffered a stroke of paralysis last May and her death was attributed to complications which followed the stroke. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Macy and vicinity. Her maiden name was ZARTMAN.
Survivors included five children, Mrs. Ota HOOVER, of this city, Mrs. Russell BURCH, of Akron; Harry SOWERS, of South Bend; Roscoe SOWERS and Lester SOWERS, of Granger, Ind., and a brother Perry ZARTMAN who resides northwest of this city.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Monday, October 25, 1943

Mary Ann HARTER, age three, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur HARTER of Akron, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the Woodlawn hospital of injuries suffered in an auto accident Sunday evening. Mary Ann was walking across Road 14 adjacent to the Harter residence two miles west of Akron, when a car driven by Mr. REDINGER, Camden, Ind., struck her.
She was immediately rushed to the Woodlawn hospital where her injuries were disclosed as a fractured skull and severe bruises.
The driver of the machine is employed by Arthur UTTER, of Akron, as a timber buyer.
Funeral arrangements are at the present incomplete. The body will be returned to Akron.

Funeral services for James Augustus (Gus) WOOD will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Rochester United Brethren church with Rev. LIVENGOOD in charge. Interment will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Wood passed away Saturday at 8:45 a.m at the home of his son, Walter [WOOD], 601 West Washington street, Plymouth, Ind.
The deceased was born April 25, 1868 in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. On January 1, 1889 he was united in marriage with Amelia ROUCH, who preceded him in death. He was later united in wedlock to Ida SHEETS, the ceremony solemnized on January 1, 1914. Practically all his life was spent in Rochester and vicniy. He was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
Survivors are two sons, Walter H. WOOD, of Plymouth; Robert WOOD, of Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. DAY, of Akron, Ind.; Mrs. I. N. GOOD, of Rochester; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Ethel [WOOD], preceded her father in death The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, October 26, 1943

Funeral services for Mary Ann HARTER, age 3, Akron child that was fatally injured in an automobile accident will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Harter home, one and a half miles west of Akron.
Rev. CONWAY, Akron minister, will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron cemetery. The body will be removed to the Harter residence this evening from the Moyer funeral home.

Friday, October 29, 1943

Mrs. Mary Ella NIPP, 79, life-long resident of Argos, died last night at 9:30 at the Cass county hospital at ness. [sic]
The deceased was born Nov. 24, 1863 the daughter of Phobe and Patrick JOHNSON. She was united in marriage to John NIPP, who preceded her in death in 1930.

Mrs. Nipp was a member of the Methodist church in Argos.
Surviving are: two cousins, Mrs. Harvey CURTISS, Tyner; and Mrs. Edna JOHNSON, Richmond; and several other nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. James W. NEIL presiding. Burial will be in the New Oakdale cemetery at Plymouth.

The collision of two Navy training planes at Bunker Hill Naval Training Station caused the death of two youthful cadets. The accident occurred on the west edge of the Station, while the two cadets were making solo flights.
The state public relations officer identified the dead as:
Cadet Daniel MONTANARELLA, 21, of Mario Montanarella, N.Y. [sic], and Cadet William J. ROURKE, 19, of Worcester, Mass.

Monday, November 1, 1943

Nathan A. ENYART, 81, of Fulton, died at 11:45 last night at his home in Fulton following a short illness.
The deceased was born January 3, 1862 in Grant county, Ind., to Samuel R. and Millie Ann ENYART. He was united in marriage to Emma HOWER Oct. 6, 1883, who survives.
Other survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Thurman CAREY, Plymouth; Mrs. Ray BEVELHEIMER, Tipton; and Mrs. Flossie BAILEY, Fulton; three sons, Ben [ENYART], Green county; C. P. [ENYART], Rochester and Earl [ENYART], also of Rochester; a brother, Rollie ENYART, of Barryton Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Charles ADAMS, Wabash; and 32 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire Chapel at Fulton, with the Rev. Stacy SHAW officiating. Burial will be made in the Five Corners cemetery near Fulton.

Mrs. Lillie Mae EMMONS, 65, passed away Sunday 12:30 p.m. at the Epworth hospital, South Bend. Death resulted from cerebral apoplexy. Mrs. Emmons was stricken on Oct. 25 and removed to the hospital where her condition gradually became worse.
The deceased had been a resident of South Bend for the past 25 years, moving there from this city. She had a host of friends throughout both Rochester and South Bend.
Lillie Mae [SHAFFER], daughter of John and Clara (FULTZ) SHAFFER was born December 21, 1877 in Rochester. On September 18, 1896 she was united in marriage with James L. EMMONS. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Emmons was a member of the Liberty Chapel in Rochester township.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lucy HATHAWAY and Marjorie DUTRIEUX; two sons, William [EMMONS] and James D. EMMONS, all of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie CLAY, of Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Lucy DALTON, of Rochester; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at Zimmerman Brothers funeral [home], this city. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body now lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers home where friends may call.

Mrs. Cora E. SHAW, 78, of Gilead, died suddenly yesterday at the Dukes hospital, Peru, of a cerebral hemorrhage.

She was born Oct. 16, 1865 in Marion county, Indiana, to John and Catherine DRUCKMILLER. The deceased married Perry O. SHAW, Jan. 16, 1895 and has resided in Miami and Fulton counties all of her life.
Survivors include her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Magdelena WILDEMAN, Peru; and Mrs. Georgia S. ROST, Indianapolis; a son, Bernard SHAW, Gilead; a sister, Mrs. E. J. McCRACKEN, Marion; and several grandchildren.
Last rites will be administered in the Gilead Methodist church Tuesday at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. C. F. GOLDEN and Rev. Fred VINCENT officiating. Burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Moyer funeral home Monday afternoon and taken to the residence in Gilead.

Peru, Ind., Nov. 1. -- A thorough naval probe was inaugurated into the crash of a plane in flight from the Bunker Hill Naval Air Station to Washington, D.C., Saturday afternoon which claimed the life of the son of the commanding officer at the local air station and three other men, two of whom made their residences in Logansport.
The plane reportedly crashed while flying too low in the mountains in bad weather near Greensburg, Pa., according to the unofficial information which reached the Bunker Hill station. No further information on the crash was released by the air station Sunday.
The dead were:
Robert A. GURLEY, naval ROTC cadet, son of Captain D. D. GURLEY, commanding officer of the Bunker Hill Naval Air Station.
Captain E. J. WOOD, 27, USMC, active of Evanston, Ill., who has been residing at 1802 High street since last June.
Lieut. Earl E. CAULKINS, 32, U. S. Naval Reserve, Native of Monroe, Ia., who resided at 217 Seventeenth street since October.
Thomas GREENE, naval ROTOC cadet, son of Thomas J. GREENE, of Evansville, Wis.
Both Capt. Wood and Lieut. Caulkins were married but neither had children. Capt. Wood was the husband of Mary Ann "Mike" MASS, daughter of Congressman Melvin J. MASS of St. Paul, Minn. They were married last February.
Both couples were well known in this city during their short residences here. Capt. Wood was an ardent golfer and toured the city links many times during the summer, and his wife participated in a number of local social activities.
The Bunker Hill Air Station revealed that there was no information regarding the pilot of the plane, although it was known that Capt. Wood and Lieut. Caulkins both are excellent pilots.
Capt. Wood, who has been stationed at the local air station for some time, until recently was in charge of night flying at the base and was regarded as one of the best pilots at the station.

Tuesday, November 2, 1943

John Robert WAGONER, 41, life-long resident of Fulton county, died at 5:30 Monday evening of a heart attack at his farm home four and one-half miles northeast of Rochester. Mr. Wagoner, who resided in the McKinley neighborhood had been ill since Saturday.
He was born in 1901 to Mr. and Mrs. William WAGONER, and has served in the capacity of sawmill operator, farmer, and for the past ten years as a school bus driver. He was united in marriage to Dorothy PICKENS on June 5, 1933, and has been a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are his wife and daughter, Betty [WAGONER]; a sister, Hanna [WAGONER], of Rochester; and four brothers, Franklin [WAGONER], of Granger; Herman [WAGONER], Rochester; William [WAGONER], Indianapolis; and Edward [WAGONER], Plymouth.
Last rites will be administered by Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, Thursday at 2 p.m. in the local Christian church. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.
The body remains in state at the Ora Foster funeral home and will be returned to the residence this evening.

Mrs. Gertrude SISSEL, 63, who resides southwest of Argos, passed away 11:20 Monday night at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several years duration.
Mrs. Sissel was born August 20, 1880 in Whitley county, Indiana. Her parents were Henry and Alice NEWCOMB. Practically all her life was spent in the vicinity of Argos. Mrs. Sissel was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband, Charles SISSEL; two sons, Robert [SISSEL] of Argos; Joseph [SISSEL] of Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Iva RUNNELL, of Peru; Mrs. Albert McGRIFF of Argos; three brothers, Dewitt NEWCOMB, of Argos; Willard NEWCOMB of Rochester; Orlando NEWCOMB, of Mishawaka and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Richland Center church. Rev. JONES of Argos will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home at Argos until 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, November 3, 1943

Abraham GINTHER, 86, a pioneer resident of the Leiters Ford community, passed away some time during Tuesday night at the I.O.O.F. Home at Greensburg, Ind. Mr. Ginther had been in ill health for the past several months and death was believed due to a heart attack. Mr. Ginther had a host of friends throughout Fulton county.
Abraham, son of Henry and Mary GINTHER, was born on a farm near Leiters Ford, Ind., on February 9th, 1857. On November 12th, 1882, he was united in marriage with Anna M. FEEELS in a ceremony held at the Freel home, near Leiters Ford. Mrs. Ginther passed away November 4th, 1925. In 1938 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Agnes SCOTT of Rochester.
Mr. Ginther followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement, and he and his wife made their home at Greensburg, Ind.
Survivors are the widow, of Greensburg, Ind.; a brother, David GINTHER, of Leiters Ford; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, one o'clock, at the Luckenbill chapel, Leiters Ford. Rev. M. BURGETT will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at the western edge of Leiters Ford.

Charles L. BROWN, 77, former lumber yard operator of Leiters Ford, passed away Monday at the Ewing convalescent home, this city, where he had been residing for the past three months. Complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered some time ago, were attributed as the cause of death. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of the county.
Mr. Brown was born December 1st, 1866 at Xenia, Ohio. For several years he resided at Leiters Ford and later removed to Macy. His parents were Jacob and Susan (MILBURN) BROWN.
Survivors are his widoow, Mrs. Ida BROWN, who has been residing with a daughter, Mrs. Wilma REISH, of South Bend, and another daughter, Mrs. Fonta MELLOY, of Jeffersonville, Ind.
Short funeral services in charge of Rev. Harry BAILEY, were held at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors at one p.m. today. The body was then shipped to Van Wert, Ohio where final rites will be held Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Van Wert cemetery.

Thursday, November 4, 1943

Burial services for "Sherm" FORRINER, of Peru, will be held at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery Friday afternoon at two p.m. Mr. Forriner resided at Leiters Ford about 45 years ago where he was employed as a barber.

Saturday, November 6, 1943

Albert V. DURR, 83, of Leiters Ford, died following a stroke of paralysis Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cleave BIDDINGER.
Albert, the son of Adolphus and Eliza DURR, was born in Marshall county, Feb. 18, 1860. He was united in marriage on February 23, 1882 with Mary Alice WIDEMAN in the Methodist parsonage at Rochester. His wife preceded him in death Dec. 24, 1920.
Survivors include: five daughters, Mrs. Maude SALES, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Margaret BIDDINGER, Mrs. Dessie NEWCOMER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Zella WILLIAMS and Mrs. Mary HOLST, both of Toledo, Ohio; two sons, Carl [DURR] and Guy DURR, of Rochester and eight granddaughters, six grandsons, and five great-grandchildren. Two of the deceased's grandsons are now serving with the U. S. Army.
Last rites will be administered in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Rochester Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.
Mr. Durr will lie in state at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where friends may call.

Monday, November 8, 1943

Mrs. Eugene P. NAFE, 76, a pioneer resident of the Loyal community, passed away 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Nafe homestead, 10 miles northwest of this city. Mrs. Nafe had been in ill health for the past two months. The deceased had a host of friends throughout Rochester and the western sections of Fulton county.
Susan [MILLER], daughter of Peter and Mary MILLER, was born on a farm near Richland Center, on September 28th, 1867. On Independence Day of 1888, she was united in marriage with Eugene P. NAFE in a ceremony solemnized at Rochester, Ind.
Mrs. Nafe was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.
Survivors include the husband and five children, Don [NAFE], of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Dr. Cleon A. NAFE, Indianapolis; Mrs. Mark WAKEFIELD, Evansville; Mrs. W. Loar FERGUSON, Elizabethtown, Ky.; and J. Emerson NAFE, South Bend; also surviving is a brother, Noah MILLER, of Rochester.

Last rites will be held at the Luckenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Arthur GIVENS officiating. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Tuesday, November 9, 1943

Alfred (Bert) VAWTER, 75, well-known citizen, passed away 7:50 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, 316 North Main street, this city. Death came in the wake of a stroke which he suffered Monday evening. Mr. Vawter had been in failing health for the past several months but his condition had not been regarded as extremely grave, until he was stricken yesterday.
For over a score or more of years he was employed in the ROCHESTER STEAM LAUNDRY, which was operated by his brother, Ed VAWTER. He retired from the business several years ago and was employed by the Erie railroad. Mr. Vawter had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Alfred, son of Benjamin and Sarah VAWTER, was born March 1st, 1868 in Rochester. All of his life was spent in this city with the exception of a few years' residency in Omaha, Neb.
On October 24th, 1895, he was united in marriage with Laura Ellen HOCHSTEDLER. Mr. Vawter was a member of the Masonic Order and the Presbyterian church of this city.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Hope McKELVEY, of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Harl WOODCOX, of Rochester; Mrs. Arthur WOODFIELD, of Indianapolis; and a grandson, Robert McKELVEY, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Rev. G. McGEE of the Presbyterian church will be in charge of the rites. The Masonic Order will give its graveside ritual at the I.O.O.F. cemetery where interment will be made. The body will lie in state at the Foster funeral home where friends may pay their respects.

Funeral services for Goldie THOMAS, 68, who died Saturday night of a heart attack which he suffered while attending an Izaak Walton League club room west of Argos, were held this afternoon at two o'clock in the United Brethren church with Rev. D. E. LIVENGOOD officiating. Interment was made in the local Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Thomas had accompanied a neighbor, Robert BARKER, to the League club house and suffered a heart attack while sitting in a chair at the club. He died before medical aid could be located.
He was born in Cass county on November 18, 1874, the son of Jeremiah and Mary A. (BLACKETOR) THOMAS. For many years he resided on a farm in the Antioch neighborhood.
Surviving are his wife, Hannah [THOMAS}; a sister, Mrs. Frank TIDWELL, Columbia, Tenn., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, November 10, 1943

Mrs. John HICKMAN, nee Mildred BROOKER, of Bruce Lake Station, has received word from the War Department that her husband, John HICKMAN, S 2/C was killed in the battle of Salerno, Italy. A former message from the War Department received about four weeks ago informed Mrs. Hickman that her husband was missing in action.
Hickman graduated from the Monterey high school and was employed at the Strong's Dairy, in Winamac at the time of his induction into service last February 13th. John received his boot training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station and left the U. S. for overseas duty in April.
Survivors are his wife, a daughter, Joann [HICKMAN], aged two; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd LANE, of Monticello, Ind.; Mrs. Clayton HASCHEL, of Winamac; and a brother, Elden HICKMAN, of near Richland Center, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl HICKMAN of Monterey.
Mrs. Mildred Hickman has been residing with her husband's parents at Monterey.

In the Alfred (Bert) VAWTER obituary, which appeared in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel, the name of his brother, Ed VAWTER, of this city, was unintentionally omitted. The Vawter services will be held at the Foster funeral home, Thursday afternoon, two o'clock.

Thursday, November 11, 1943

Dean WEAVER, former Akron resident, passed away Wednesday evening while at work in the Studebaker plant at South Bend. Relatives in Akron who received word of Mr. Weaver's death early today were informed that death resulted from a heart attack.
Survivors include his wife of South Bend, a son in the armed forces, two daughters and two sisters, Mrs. Floy CARR of South Bend, and Mrs. Jessie WEAVER, of Warsaw, Ind.

Harry SHOWALTER, 55, well-known garage and filling station owner and operator of Akron, died at his home, 6:30 o'clock, Wednesday evening. Mr. Showalter suffered a heart attack about a half an hour earlier in the evening while at work at his filling station. The deceased had been in ill health for the past few years, but his condition had not been regarded as extremely grave.
Mr. Showalter had many friends in Rochester, where he resided several years ago, while engaged in the garage business in this city.
During his long residency in Akron, Mr. Showalter was active in the civic and political affairs of that city. He was elected as a member to the Akron town board in the recent election, running on the Republican ticket.
Harry, son of James and Laura SHOWALTER, was born on May 21, 1889. Upon reaching manhood, he was united in marriage with Phyllis MEREDITH, of Akron. Mr Showalter was a member of the Shrine (Scottish Rite), of the Masonic Order and the Order of Modern Woodmen of Akron.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Bill EMAHISER, of Michigan; Mrs Stanley HUPPERT, of Cleveland, Ohio; his mother, Mrs Laura SHOWALTER, of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Norman SWIHART, of Three Rivers, Mich.; Mrs. Opal WAECHTER, of Akron; a brother, Everett SHOWALTER, of Akron; and a grandson, Richard HUPPERT.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. H. D. CONWAY will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Akron Methodist church. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Friday, November 12, 1943

Arthur MATTIX, 58, well-known stock-buyer and auctioneer, passed away shortly before noon Thursday at his home half a mile south of Argos on Road 31. Mr Mattix suffered a heart attack at the Irving SMITH farm where he had delivered some hogs. He was removed to his home where he succumbed a short time later.

Arthur, son of Robert and Sarah MATTIX, was born April 11, 1885, in Kosciusko county, Indiana. He moved to Argos about 30 years ago where he has resided since. His wife who was Mary THOMAS, preceded him in death in 1937. The deceased was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are two sons, Earl [MATTIX] and Loren MATTIX, of Argos; two brothers, Shirley MATTIX, of Claypool, Ind., Lawrence MATTIX, of Scottsville, Mich. and a sister, Mrs. Harley REEGENOUS, of Claypool.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Arlington, Ind., and Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos, will be in charge of the rites. Interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body lies in state at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos where friends may pay their respects.

Charles B. MASTELLER, 89, life-long resident of the Mt. Zion neighborhood, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Harry MASTELLER of Mt. Zion. Mr Masteller had lived in the Mt. Zion neighborhood most of his life moving there from Harrisburg, Pa., where he was born. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Masteller had been ill for six weeks.
He was born to William and Katherine BITTERS MASTELLER, June 3, 1854 in Harrisburg, Pa. The deceased was united in marriage at Akron in 1878 to Ruhana GRENDEL, who preceded him in death over 16 years ago.
He was a charter member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church.
Survivors include two sons: Justin A. MASTELLER and Harry L. MASTELLER, both of near Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Harry E. JOHNSON, also of Athens, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday in the Athens United Brethren church. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery near Akron. The minister has as yet not been selected.

Virginia May FULTZ SABOURIN of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and former resident of Rochester, was informed today by the War Department that her husband, Pvt. Bernard SABOURIN, was killed in action somewhere in Italy, October 13. Mrs. Sabourin is the granddaughter of Mrs. Marion FULTZ of R.R. 5, Rochester.

Milton WHITTENBERGER, parts man at the Louderback Garage, 521 Main street, this morning discovered the lifeless body of Joseph AXSOM, 32, truck driver for the A. H. Rush Co. of Bloomington, Ind.
Axson was found in a reclining position in the cab of his small truck, death probably due to carbon dioxide gas poisoning. The deceased had evidently parked his truck beside the garage and attempted to gain some sleep before continuing his journey. When found the windows were rolled up.
Discovery of the body was made at 8 o'clock this morning, but the truck had been noticed parked there since early Thursday morning. The vehicle was parked partially in front of the garage driveway and employes were contemplating moving the truck when the body was discovered by Mr. Whittenberger.
Axson was a resident of Bloomington and has worked for the Rush concern for a number of years. He was born June 24, 1911.
Sheriff Frank SUMMERS, Chief of Police Fred CARR, and County Coroner Dean K. STINSON investigated the accident.

Saturday, November 13, 1943

Last rites for Loren H. BUSSERT, 65, who died of a heart attack at his home in South Bend Thursday at 4:30 p.m. were administered by Rev. Roscoe F. WILSON at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend at 2 p.m. today. Burial was made in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial cemetery at South Bend.
Mr. Bussert was born in Rochester, August 2, 1878, and moved to South Bend from here 22 years ago. He was united in marriage to Wilma W. ADDISON at South Bend, August 3, 1940.
Survivors include his wife, a son, Devon [BUSSERT], three grandchildren and two brothers, Ambrose BUSSERT, South Bend, and Daniel BUSSERT, of this city.

Monday, November 15, 1943

Sgt. Orland MASTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MASTER of Kewanna, who a few weeks ago encountred the new German "secret" weapon, a new type of gun mounted on planes that hurl rocket projectiles, was reported yesterday by the War Department to be "missing in action."
Sgt. Master was a gunner on a plane "somewhere in Europe."

Charles BEST, 30, of Culver, R. R. 1, died Sunday morning at the Epworth hospital in South Bend of internal injuries received in an accident Saturday, at a railroad crossing in South Bend.
The accident occurred at the Sample and Olive streets crossing of the Kankakee branch of the New York Central railroad. Best's machine was struck by an engine going southwest on the railroad, with Best and two occupants of the car, Roy McKEE, and Robert D. EDWALD, both of Culver, receiving injuries.
McKee and Ewald are recovering from minor injuries and are expected to be released from the hospital today.
The deceased had lived near Culver for five years, moving there in 1938 from Leiters Ford to accept a position with the Culver Military Academy. At the time of his death Mr. Best was employed at the Bendix Corporation in South Bend, and was returning home when the accident occurred.
He was united in marriage to Helen D. MAHLER of Monterey in 1938.
The deceased was a member of the Culver Evangelical church.
Surviving are the widow and a daughter, Jeanne Ann [BEST]; his mother, Mrs. Lola Dell BEST, of New Carlisle; three brothers, Norman R. [BEST], of South Bend; Clarence [BEST], of Warsaw; and Russell [BEST], serving in the U. S. Army somewhere overseas
Funeral services will be held in the Culver Evangelical church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. R. L. HALEY, of South [Bend?], and Rev. E. D. MAST of Culver, officiating. Burial will be made in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home in Culver until the time of the service.

Tuesday, November 16, 1943

Maude NOBLE SHEFFLER, 72, mother of Mrs. Clyde LYLE of this city, died Monday night at 9 o'clock at the home of her daughter at 330 West Seventh street. Mrs. Sheffler had been in failing health for quite some time, but her condition had not been serious until about a week ago. She was a resident of Rossville, Ind., most of her life, and had spent the winters at the home of her daughter here for the past few years.
The deceased was born at Moores Hill, Ind., March 18, 1871 and was united in marriage to Brainard T. SHEFFLER of Rossville in 1892. The Shefflers lived in Rossville following their marriage, where Mr. Sheffler owned a general store until his death in 1922.
The deceased was a member of the Rossville Presbyterian church, Rebekah lodge and O.E.S. at Rossville.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Clyde LYLE, Rochester, and Mrs. Maurine WONDRA, Tuscon, Ariz.; three sons, William J. [SHEFFLER], Russell N. [SHEFFLER] and J. Elbert SHEFFLER, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be administered by Rev. G. E. JONES of Nappanee in the Rossville Presbyterian church, Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Rossville.
The body was returned to Rossville today.

Wednesday, November 17, 1943

Charles BEST, son of George and Lulu Dell BIDDINGER BEST, was born near Leiters Ford, Indiana, April 17, 1913, and passed away at Epworth hospital, South Bend, Sunday morning, November 14, 1943, at the age of 30 years, 6 months and 27 days. He lived on a farm in the Leiters Ford community and attended school at Leiters Ford, graduating from high school in the class of 1932. On February 26, 1938, he was united in marriage to Miss Helen D. MAHLER of Monterey, and they moved to Culver in November, 1938, where he was employed at the Culver Military Academy for five years. In March, 1943, he went to work at the Bendix Corporation in South Bend and it was when returning from his work there Saturday night that he met with the accident that caused his death. Mr. and Mrs. Best attended the Culver Evangelical church and in 1940, during the pastorate of Rev. R. L. HALEY, he with Mrs. Best, joined the church and has been a faithful worker and attendant. The surviving relatives are the widow and a small daughter, Jeanne Ann [BEST]; the mother, Mrs. Lula Dell BEST of New Carlisle; three brothers, Norman R. BEST, South Bend; Clarence BEST, Warsaw, and Russell BEST, serving in the United States Army, overseas, and many other relatives.

Thursday, November 18, 1943

The following ladies went to Rossville, Ind., today where they attended the funeral of Mrs. B. F. SHEFFLER; Mrs. Edgar ADAMSON, Mrs. Fred MITCHELL, Mrs. Harold ILER, Mrs. E. L. MITCHELL, Mrs. Fred RANKIN and Mrs. Carlton HASKETT. The funeral was held this afternoon in the Rossville Presbyterian church. Mrs. Sheffler was the mother of Mrs. Clyde Lyle, of this city.

John E. REAM, 79, pioneer resident of Rochester, died at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home at 1331 Jay street, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Ream was well known in Fulton county and was a retired carpenter and farmer.
The deceased was born to William and Leah REAM, March 6, 1864 in Fulton county. He was married to Lucinda BARKER December 24, 1886 here.
Survivors include his wife and a son, Merle [REAM]; a brother, George [REAM] and a sister, Mrs. Mel WERTZBERGER, all of Rochester; another sister, Mrs. Emma BEALL, Buchanan, Mich.; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical church in Rochester.
Funeral services are as yet incomplete, awaiting word from the son, Merle. The body lies in state at the Ora Foster funeral home.

Friday, November 19, 1943

Last rites for John REAM, who died Wednesday afternoon at his home here, will be held at the Foster funeral home Saturday at 1:30 p.m with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE of the Trinity Evangelical church officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery on West Ninth street.
Mrs. Bonnie BAILEY, a granddaughter of Mr. Ream, has arrived here from St. Johns, Mich., to attend the funeral. Mr. Ream's son, Merle [REAM], was unable to reach Rochester, due to inability to acquire reservations.

Saturday, November 20, 1943

Rex R. HALTERMAN, 35, of Tiosa, five miles north of Rochester, was killed instantly last night at about 11:10 o'clock when the 1941 Dodge two-door sedan he was driving was struck by a westbound Erie express train at the Erie railroad corssing on North Main street. The vehicle was completely demolished, being pushed a distance down the tracks.
The accident occurred when the Fulton county crane worker was enroute to his home, northbound, at a considerable rate of speed and failed to stop at the crossing even though the electric flashers were reported to be working. The train hit the right side of the auto, demolishing it and considerable damage was done to the engine.
The engineer was Ed SNYDER, of Huntington.
Damage was also inflicted upon the signal posts on the railroad's property when the machine was thrown against them. The accident was the second of the week at that particular crossing.
The body was removed to the Foster funeral home.
The deceased was born September 9, 1908 in Fulton county to Ray and Jennie (BECK) HALTERMAN of Tiosa. He is married to Ruby NEWCOMB HALTERMAN and has four children.
Survivors include the wife, parents and four children: Susie [HALTERMAN], George [HALTERMAN], Ned [HALTERMAN] and Judy [HALTERMAN], all at home; three brothers, Chris [HALTERMAN] and Otis [HALTERMAN], of South Bend; and Harrison [HALTERMAN], in the Army at Salt Lake City, Utah; four sisters, Mrs. Evadean DEARDORFF, Roann; Mrs. Margaret NEWMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Mary FRYE, Monticello; and Mrs. Gladys MASON, Chicago.
Funeral services are pending while awaiting word from the brother, Harrison, who is in the armed services.
The body will be returned to the Halterman home from the Foster funeral home this evening.

Monday, November 22, 1943

A message received by the Fulton County Red Cross chairman at noon today apprised the parents of Pvt. David E. HELTZEL, who was killed in a glider crash, Friday, that his body would be shipped from Camp McCall, N.C. at 11 p.m. Monday night for Akron, Ind.
Through the offices of the War Department, Washington, D.C, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer HELTZEL, Route 1, Akron, Saturday were notified of the tragic death of their son, Pvt. David E. Heltzel, age 20.
The brief message stated David received fatal injuries Friday night in a glider crash while on a training flight in the vicinity of Maxton, N.C. David was one of two enlisted men attached to an airborne signal company at Camp McCall killed in Glider crashes. Two flight officers of a troop carrier command at Laurineburg-Maxton army air base also were killed and 14 officers and men were injured in the accidents.
The Heltzel youth, who has been in the army since February, 1943, was attached to an airborne signal company at Camp Mackall. David was a graduate of the Gilead high school and attended Manchester College for one year. He was home on a furlough last September.
Survivors are his parents; five brothers, Major W. E. HELTZEL, of Camp McCain, Miss.; Lieut. Arthur HELTZEL, at Camp Campbell, Ky.; Lieut. Lester HELTZEL at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Marvin HELTZEL, of Akron, and Gordon HELTZEL at home; two sisters, Mrs. Amy RAMSEY, of Akron and Ethel HELTZEL, at home.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.
Last rites for Pvt. Heltzel wil be held at the Gilead M.E. church with Rev. E. Emery SMITH of Westfield, Ind., officiating, assisted by Rev. Fred VINCENT of Akron. The exact time of the funeral has not yet been announced.

John W. WALL, Jr., age one month and 17 days, died Saturday night at 6 o'clock at Akron, death being attributed to perbussis. The infant was the son of Air Cadet John WALL and Dora WALL, of Akron. Cadet Wall is stationed at Waco Field, Texas.
The deceased was born October 3, 1943 at Akron.
Last rites will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Moyer funeral home with Rev. CONWAY of Akron officiating. Interment will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body has been taken to the Moyer funeral home where it will lie in state until time of the funeral.

Last rites for Rex R. HALTERMAN, who was killed Friday night in an auto accident, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Brethren Church at Tiosa, with Rev. Ora LEMERT officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.

Mrs. Orvan LAKE, of Argos, received a letter from the War Department last night at 9 o'clock informing her that her son, Master Sgt. Bazil C. THOMPSON had been killed in action Nov. 6 somewhere in Sicily.
Sgt. Thompson had written a letter to his wife dated Nov. 5, the day before he was reported killed, in which he stated that he was well.
Survivors include his wife and mother, Mrs. Lake, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Violet ARICK, South Bend, and Miss Eileen THOMPSON, Chicago; and a brother, Sgt. John L. THOMPSON, serving in the U. S. Army somewhere overseas.

Tuesday, November 23, 1943

Mrs. William ROUCH has received word from her sister, Mrs. D. DEFEFF of the death of their son-in-law, A/C Warren SMITH.
A/C Smith was stationed in Washington state and as yet full particulars of the accident have not been revealed.

Wednesday, November 24, 1943

Winamac, Ind., Nov. 24. -- Arden REARICK, 53, owner, editor and publisher of the Winamac Republican newspaper died at 7 o'clock Tuesday night at his home, 410 South Market street, after an illness of about four months.
Mr. Rearick for some time was a patient at the Christian Science nursing home at LaGrange, Ill, but recently had returned to his home here.
Born in Winamac, he was the son of the late Jacob W. and Rose DILTS REARICK, and entered the newspaper business at an early age.
He first worked as a linotype operator in Cripple Creek, Colo., and later was affiliated with newspapers in New York City, Lafayette and Indianapolis before returning to his native city.

Mrs. Crystal DICE, 39, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home one-half mile north of Fulton, of complications. Mrs. Dice was a lifelong resident of Fulton county and was well known in Fulton and vicinity.
She was born October 13, 1904 in Fulton county to Newton and Pearl COLLINS. She was united in marriage to Glen DICE in 1921, who survives.
The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Survivors include the husband and a daughter, Betty Jane [DICE]; two step-daughters, Mrs. Catherine MOW, Hobart; and Mrs. Marjorie WRAY, Logansport; the mother, Mrs. Pearl COLLINS, Fulton; and a brother, Omer COLLINS, South Bend.
Last rites will be administered by Rev. Stacy SHAW in the Fulton United Brethren church Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The body lies in state at the residence where friends may call.

Friday, November 26, 1943

Dr. and Mrs. Dow HAIMBAUGH received word Wednesday night that Lieut. Ewing SHIELDS, III, had been killed in action over England on Nov. 13. Lieut. Shields was the fiance of their daughter, Helen [HAIMBAUGH].
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor and was a navigator on a Flying Fortress.
Lieut. Shields was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewing SHIELDS, II, of Greenfield, Ind. He was a graduate of the Greenfield high school and attended DePauw University at Greencastle.

Richard CHRISTIANSEN, age 18 months, died Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his parents, Paul and Anna CHRISTIANSEN of Argos.
The infant died of a child's disease, measles, after a short two-days' illness.
The deceased was born to Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen June 18, 1941, in Argos.
Survivors includes the parents, and four brothers, Henry [CHRISTIANSEN], in the Navy at Peru; Paul [CHRISTIANSEN], Tommy [CHRISTIANSEN] and John [CHRISTIANSEN], all at home, and one sister, Agnes [CHRISTIANSEN], at home.
Last rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Umbaugh funeral home with the Reverend Ernest TREBER, of Argos Christian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Jordan cemetery at Peru, Ind.

Mrs. Emma H. MOORE, 70, former Fulton county resident, died Thanksgiving Day at her home at 6:30 p.m. of complications following a short illness. She succumbed at the home of her brother, near Valparaiso.
The deceased was born March 20, 1873 to Henry and Harriett GUNDRUM. Her husband, whose name is unknown, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two brothers, William [GUNDRUM] and Franklin [GUNDRUM], both at home; four sisters, Mrs. D. L. RICHMOND, Wheeler, Ind.; Mrs. Edward OGDEN and Mrs. Guy SHEARER of near Gary and Mrs. Lulu BURNS at home and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete. The body will lie in state at the Moyer funeral home at Akron.

Funeral services were held today at the Gilead Methodist church for Pvt. Earl HELTZEL, former Gilead youth, who was killed in an Army glider accident at Camp McCALL, N.C., last Saturday. Rev. E. Emory SMITH of Westfield, and Rev. Fred VINCENT of the Gilead Methodist church, officiated.
Burial was made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Young Heltzel was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer HELTZEL, graduating from Gilead high school in 1941.

Saturday, November 27, 1943

Last rites for Mrs. Emma MOORE, 70, county resident who died Thanksgiving day, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Athens U.B. church with the Rev. CHRISTLER of that church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The body will be removed from the Moyer funeral home at 12:30 Sunday and taken to the church for the services.

Through the "briefing" of a headline in the story regarding the death in action of Lieut. Ewing SHIELDS, III, of Greenfield, Ind., fiance of Helen HAIMBAUGH, of this city, the word "beau" was inadvertently used instead of "fiance." The editor sincerely apologizes to the Haimbaugh family for the error.

Monday, November 29, 1943

Two former Fulton county youths are on the casualty lists in the World War, according to messages received by relatives which were released today. The young men are Omar Eugene McINTYRE, son of Mrs. Charles QUACKENBUSH, and Lieut. Frederick D. DEARDORFF, of Wayland, Mich. McIntyre was reported on the "missing in action" list, and Deardorff was killed in a plane crash near Chames Field, Republic of Panama, on Nov. 23.
Radioman and Turret-gunner McIntyre has been missing on a bombing raid over Italy since last September. His bombing squadron operated out of a base in North Africa. One member of the crew of the ill-fated bomber is known to have escaped by parachute and is now a prisoner in a German camp. No message, however, has been received from young McIntyre and relatives here despair for his safety.
The missing aviator resided in Rochester for over two years, graduating from the Rochester high school. Following his graduation he was employed at Armours plant and later at the Sawyer Motor Sales agency. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Corps two years ago last July and had seen several months of service in the North African theater of the war.
Early last spring he was married at Salina, Kans. and his wife, Lorraine McINTYRE, now resides at Ventura, Calif. Other relatives are his grandmother, Mrs. John KOLTHOFF, of Laka Manitou, a step-sister, Beth QUACKENBUSH, of this city.
The details concerning the death of First Lieut. Deardorff, which were received by his aunt, Mrs. Floyd DEARDORFF, of Akron, were meagre. The War Department's notification sent to the Lieutenant's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred DEARDORFF of Richmond, Ind., merely stated that Frederick was killed in a plane crash on Nov. 23, two miles from Chames Field, Panama. He was an officer of the 27th Fighter Group of the U.S. Air Corps.
Frederick was born on a farm near Athens, Ind. on May 27, 1917. His mother was formerly Miss Ruth HUGHES of this city. The Deardorffs later moved to Wayland, Mich., at which place Frederick received his grade school education. He later moved to Mishawaka where he graduated from the Mishawaka high school, and at the time of his enlistment in the Air Corps, he had had two years of college work at Purdue University.
Lieut. Deardorff was married July 15, 1942 at Tampa, Fla. Survivors other than his wife and parents are three brothers, Aviation Cadet Richard DEARDORFF, of Palmer Field, Bennettsville, S.C., Ross [DEARDORFF] and Frank [DEARDORFF], at home; a sister, also at home and his grandmother, Mrs. A. B. HUGHES, of Wayland, Mich.
Relatives here have not been advised as to the funeral arrangements.

Rufus D. ALBERTS, age 73, of four miles southeast of Kewanna, died at 10:30 o'clock this morning at his home following an illness of 18 months. Mr. Alberts had been in failing condition for quite some time but his condition was not critical until two weeks ago. Death was attributed to a heart disease.
The deceased was born in Fargo, Oklahoma to J. W. and Mary J. ALBERTS. He was united in marriage to Sarah Anna WALTER in Peoria, Okla., who preceded him in death.
Surviving are two brothers: Otis ALBERTS, of Stockton, Calif., and Ora ALBERTS, of Culver City, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. B. A. FLECK, Buport, S.C.; Mrs. O. B. SHEERS, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Last rites will be administered by Rev. Hugh T. HALL Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
The body will remain in the funeral home until the time of the service.

Tuesday, November 30, 1943

Schuyler CALAWAY, 86, a pioneer farmer of Liberty township, passed away at three o'clock Monday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Calaway underwent a major operation two weeks ago. He had been in failing health for several months, however, and retired from farming some time ago. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Schuyler, son of Garton and Margaret CALAWAY was born in Fulton county on March 7, 1857, and resided in this county throughout his entire life. He was married Oct. 22, 1880 to Nellie BLACKETTER, who preceded him in death.

Survivors are one son, Otto CALAWAY, of near Fulton; two granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ella COLLINS, of Plentywood, Montana, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Otto Calaway home three miles east of Fulton. Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton will be in charge. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F cemetery at Rochester.
The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton to the Otto Calaway residence Wednesday morning where friends may call.

Thursday, December 2, 1943

In a recent obituary report of Rufus D. ALBERTS of Kewanna, the name of a brother with whom he resided, Erwin ALBERTS, of Kewanna, was unintentionally omitted.

Jasper R. McCAY, 67, well known Rochester resident, died last night at 9 o'clock of a heart ailment at his home here at 930 Park street. Mr. McCay has been in failing health for the past three weeks, however, death came suddenly to the local citizen.
Born May 7, 1876 in Boone county, Indiana, he was the son of George and Hanna STRALIE McCAY. The deceased was united in marriage to Myrtle TRUE, April 21, 1899 at Kewanna, who survives.
Mr. McCay has lived in Rochester or vicinity for many years, moving here from Mishawaka 13 years ago, where he was employed by the Ball Band works. For the past nine months he has held the position of custodian of the First Baptist church in this city.
The deceased was a member of the First Baptist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors include his wife and five children: James [McCAY] and Mervin McCAY, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Earl FOUTS and Miss Martha McCAY, also of Mishawaka; and Carl McCAY, a private first class in the United States Army, somewhere overseas; a brother, Tom McCAY, of this city; four grandchildren, Mrs. Paul DRIVER, Mrs. William RUSTLER, James [McCAY] and Shirley Ann McCAY, all of Mishawaka; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from a son.

Mrs. Emma R. RALSTON, 87, died at 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon at the nursning home of Mrs. Hudson STANSBURY, death being attributed to a fractured hip received in a fall at her home Nov. 9. The deceased was well known in Rochester and vicinity.
The aged woman slipped in her kitchen and lay for two hours before neighbors answered her calls for help. She was removed to the Woodlawn hospital, and was taken to the nursing home Nov. 9.
She was born Oct. 22, 1856, in Wayne county, Ohio, and was united in marriage to Manford RALSTON, a carpenter. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Rochester where they resided the remainder of their lives. Mr. Ralston died July, 1922.
Survivors include a son, Earl Roscoe [RALSTON], California; two grandchildren, Donald RALSTON, South Bend; and Mrs. Gene SANDERS, Lima, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
The body has been taken to the Val Zimmerman funeral home. No funeral arrangements have been made pending word from the son.

Friday, December 3, 1943

Charles FELTHOFF, 53, well known laborer, of this city, met instant death early today, when he was struck a glancing blow by a Nickle Plate R.R. freight train. The accident occurred about midway between the VanDIEN and Ed LOWE railway crossings, or about a mile and three-quarters southeast of this city.
The body was discovered by Ab EMMONS, who resides nearby the scene of the tragedy. Sheriff Frank SUMMERS who was called to investigate the death, was unable to understand why Felthoff, who has been employed at Akron, would be walking along the right-of-way at this point.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON, who was called to the scene, attributed death due to a fracture of the skull and also found that the tragedy was undoubtedly accidental. The body was not mangled as it would have been had he purposely stepped in the path of the train, investigators stated. Other than the head injury, Felthoff suffered only slight abrasions.
For the past few months Felthoff had been employed as a laborer at the Pike Lumber Co. in Akron He resided in his own cottage on Audubon avenue, this city, which is located less than a mile from the place where he was killed.
Born October 18, 1890, he was united in marriage to Edith KNIGHT, who preceded him in death last April.
As yet the list of survivors is incomplete, however, it is known that the deceased has a brother in Peru, Ind., and another residing in Schoolcraft, Michigan.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending further word from the members of the family.

Aaron WALTZ, 84, a pioneer citizen of Fulton, Ind., passed away Thursday evening, 7:45 o'clock, at the home of his son, Ort Waltz, 314 East Fourth street, this city. Death resulted from a heart attack. Mr. Waltz who had been in failing health for the past few months, had been residing with his son here for a little over a year. He had a host of friends throughout Liberty township.
Aaron, son of John and Mary WALTZ, was born August 3rd, 1859, in Marshall county, Ind. He was united in marriage with Ermina BUSSERT on September 10th, 1879. Mrs. Waltz preceded him in death several years ago. Practically all of his life was spent in the vicinity of Fulton where he followed the occupation of carpentry, until ill health forced his retirement.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin DOUD, of Peru; two sons, Ort WALTZ, of this city; Jay WALTZ, of South Bend; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and a brother, Matt WALTZ, of Huntsville, Alabama.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton. Rev. Stacey SHAW will be in charge of the rites and interment will be in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, December 4, 1943

The funeral services for Charles FELTHOFF will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home, this city.

Jesse B. PATTON, 68, of this city, shot and killed himself yesterday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock at the grave of his first wife while in the Citizens cemetery near Peru. The deceased was a former Peru resident and had worked for many years on the C. & A. Railroad.
Patton was immediately removed upon discovery to the Dukes Memorial hospital where he died eight minutes after admittance.
He suffered a stroke a year ago in June and since that time his nervous system had been on the verge of breaking.
Mr. Patton had indicated earlier in the day that he was contemplating rash action and police were searching for him at the time of the tragedy.
He retired from the railroad five years ago and moved to New Waverly. Three weeks ago he was united in marriage to Sadie BLACK, formerly of Logansport, and moved to Rochester. His residence was 318 West 11th street, this city.
Two grave diggers discovered his body after hearing a shot. His car was parked beside the cemetery and a note addressed to the Costin-Bond undertaking firm was found sticking out of the car's glove compartment.
The Miami county coroner, city police and the sheriff's office investigated. The body was removed to the Costin-Bond funeral home.

Last rites for Mrs. Emma RALSTON will be administered by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Val Zimmerman funeral parlor. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, December 6, 1943

Mrs. Eliza McCANCE, 88, a pioneer resident of this city, passed away Sunday morning at Harvey, Ill., where she was visiting at the home of relatives. The deceased had been a resident of this city for over three score of years and had many friends throughout Fulton county.
Eliza Ann [LOWDEN], daughter of Rev. Samuel Moreland and Rebecca (McCARTER) LOWDEN, was born Sept. 4th, 1855 in Van Buren township, Shelby county, Indiana. Her parents were pioneer settlers in this section of the state and her father was an old-time Methodist circuit rider as well as a farmer.
On February 17th, 1876 she was united in marriage to David Oliver McCANCE, also of Shelby county. The McCances moved to this community in 1879, where Mr. McCance engaged in farming for a number of years. In 1903 they moved to Rochester where they maintained their home on South Franklin avenue. Her husband preceded her in death in 1921.
Mrs. McCance was a member of the Methodist church and took an active part in the affairs of that religious organization. She was also a member of the Rebekah lodge of this city. Mrs. McCance for a number of years was a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Pastime club, of this city.
Surviving are a number of nephews and nieces, also one great-nephew and one great-niece, and four great-great-nephews and nieces. Frank LOWDEN of this city is one of the surviving nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors with Rev. Hugh McGLASSON in charge. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body arrived Monday morning from Harvey, Ill., and was taken to the funeral parlors where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Sarah L. ALLEN, 70, life-long resident of Fulton county, died Saturday night at 10 o'clock at her home five miles southeast of Rochester, after an illness of several months.

Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
She was born September 4, 1873 near Talma, to Daniel and Indiana (EMMONS) FULTZ. The deceased was united in marriage to Alfred E. ALLEN, October 23, 1896 at Rochester.
Mrs. Allen was a member of the Athens United Brethren church.
Surviving are the husband, at home, and one son, Dr. Robert ALLEN, dean of men at Charlton College, Northfield, Minn.; three daughters, Mrs. Max FEECE, of this city; Mrs. Clarence BRUNDIGE, Niles, Mich.; and Miss Pauline ALLEN, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. James VanLUE, of near Rochester; three brothers, Harley [FULTZ], John [FULTZ] and Marion FULTZ, of Rochester and vicinity; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Athens U.B. church, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Floyd HARDY of South Bend officiating, assisted by Rev. R. E. CHRISTLER of Athens. Interment will be made at the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
The body has been taken to the residence from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.

Rev. Lincoln E. CONNER, 82, retired pastor of the Church of God at Oregon, Ill., died Saturday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock in the Woodlawn hospital, death due to complications.
He has been in the ministerial service for 57 years, and was pastor of a large church in Cleveland, Ohio for 25 years.
The deceased was born February 9, 1861, in Miami county, the son of Jackson and Nancy CONNER. He formerly resided at Macy, and was president of the National Bible Institute at Oregon.
Survivors include his wife, Deffa CONNER and children, Harvey [CONNER], Redwood City, Calif.; William E. [CONNER], Bakersfield, Calif.; Donald [CONNER], Bell, Calif.; Robert J. [CONNER], of Macy; Corinne ARMSTRONG, Los Angeles, Calif.; Myrtle LAUDER, Whittier, Calif.; and ten grandchildren.
Last rites will be administered by Rev. Sydney E. MAGAW, of Oregon, Ill., at the Christian church at Macy, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.
The body lies in state at the Moyer funeral home at Akron.

Tuesday, December 7, 1943

James A. FANCHER, 76, well-known resident of Cass county and vicinity, died yesterday morning at 9:30 at the home of Dora CONRAD, two miles south of Metea, where he roomed.
An invalid, Mr. Fancher had been in failing health for a number of years. However, lhis condition did not become serious until a week ago. The deceased was a retired farmer.
He was born March 2, 1867 in Miami county. His parents were John and Mary Ann FANCHER.
The deceased had no close relatives, however several step-nieces survive.
Last rites will be held at Conrad home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. E. K. WITTERN officiating. Burial will be made in the Bethlemam cemetery, south of Fulton.
The body was removed to the Ditmire funeral home and was returned to the Conrad residence at noon Tuesday.

Funeral services for John Albert DUNLAP, 4-1/2 months, were held this afternoon in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 o'clock with the Reverend Ernest TREBER officiating. Interment was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

The infant succumbed at 9 o'clock Saturday evening at the Kelly hospital at Argos after a brief illness of three weeks. The child, was the son of Reba and Earl DUNLAP of Argos, was born July 19, 1943.
Surviving are the parents and a sister, Margie [DUNLAP]; two brothers, Mark [DUNLAP] and Charles [DUNLAP], all at home; three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer FLAGG, Argos and Mrs. Mura DUNLAP, also of Argos.

Mrs. Ed EKBLAW, of south of Rochester, today received word of the death of her former minister's wife, Mrs. Oscar PURN, of Paxton, Ill. Mrs. Purn suffered a stroke last September from which she never recovered. The funeral was held today.

Mrs. Albert SKIDMORE, well known Rochester township resident, who resides about six miles west of this city, passed away at 2:20 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Skidmore had been in ill health for the past several months, suffering from carcinoma. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, December 8, 1943

Mrs. Alf CARTER of this city received word today from Wilmington, Calif., that her uncle, Melvin P. SLICK had passed away.
Mr. Slick, who was 87 years old, was born on a farm near Kewanna. He resided in Rochester 15 years, moving here from a farm west of this city. 25 years ago he moved to California. Herman SLICK, a brother, of Kewanna, survives. The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge for over 50 years.

Mrs. Carrie SKIDMORE, 57, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 2:10 Tuesday afternoon. Death resulted following a two months illness from carcinoma. The Skidmores resided to the west of Rochester, on Route 6. The deceased had a host of friends all through Rochester and Fulton county and had resided in this community for past score of years.
Mrs. Skidmore was born November 25, 1886 at Staunton, Ky. Her parents were Preston and Laura EWEN. On February 6, 1907, in a ceremony solemnized at Staunton, Ky., she was united in marriage to Albert Skidmore. The deceased was a member of the Christian church, the Reiters Community club and the Mothers of World War II.
Surviving are her husband, Albert SKIDMORE; a daughter, Mrs. Norine BAILEY, of Norfolk, Va.; four sons, William SKIDMORE, serving overseas; Forrest SKIDMORE, at home; Victor SKIDMORE and Henry SKIDMORE, both of Rochester; two grandchildren, John Albert [SKIDMORE] and Tommy SKIDMORE, of this city. Four brothers and four sisters also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Rochester Christian church. Rev. J. Grant BLACKWOOD will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was returned from the Foster funeral home to the Skidmore farm home this afternoon, where friends may call.

Schuyler Colfax STUBBS, age 84, pioneer resident of Fulton county, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Woodlawn hospital, death due to complications resulting from a fractured hip injured three weeks ago. He had been in failing health for quite some time but his condition had not been critical until his fall three weeks ago.
He was born February 19, 1859 near Kewanna and has resided on a farm 10 miles west of here for many years. He was united in marriage to Alice HUDKINS in Fulton county, who preceded him in death last April.
The deceased was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. W. T. NICHOLSON, Des Moines, Iowa; and Mrs. M. F. OSBORNE, Niles, Mich.; a son, Vernon STUBBS, Hollywood, Fla.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lottie STUBBS, preceded her father in death in 1910.
Last rites will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Kewanna Christian church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Kewanna. The minister has not yet been announced.
The body lies in state at the harrison funeral home at Kewanna.

Thursday, December 9, 1943

Miss Eloise NEFF, 45, life-long resident of Argos, passed away at 3:30 Thursday morning at the Kelly hospital. Death resulted from pneumonia following a two weeks illness. Miss Neff had a host of friends throughout Argos. For the past four years she had been employed in office work at the Argos hospital.
Eloise, daughter of Victor and Myrtle NEFF, was born in Argos on August 23, 1898. She was a member of the Methodist church of Argos.
Survivors are two sisters, Margaret NEFF, and Mrs. Ester TYLER, both of Argos; two brothers, Henry NEFF, of South Bend, George NEFF of Argos, and three nieces and two nephews.
Funeral rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Methodist church, with Rev. NEILL in charge. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home to the Neff home, 315 East Maple street, this evening, where friends may call until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Lila BARCUS, widow of the late Frank BARCUS, former councilman and feed store proprietor, passed away early today at her home, 312 West Third street, this city. Mrs. Barcus had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.
Mrs. Barcus was born in Huntington county, Indiana, on January 11, 1863, the daughter of Henry and Suzanna AULT. On Oct 30, 1889, she was united in marriage with Frank BARCUS. Mrs. Barcus resided in the same residence since her marriage until her death, with the exception of two years residency in Michigan. The deceased was a member of the W.B.A. lodge and the Pioneers club of this city. Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1930.
Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Edith GERRIE; three nephews, Fred AULT, both of Warroad, Minn.; William G. AULT, of Minneapolis, and Joe AULT, of this city.
Funeral services will be held at the Barcus residence Saturday afternoon at two o'clock and burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Margaret BALLENGER, 76, died at 2 a.m. Thursday at her home at 301 East 14th street, this city. Death was attributed to heart trouble and pneumonia. She had been in ill health for the past three years.
Margaret [McINTYRE], daughter of Thomas and Sarah (WOODS) McINTYRE, was born in Fulton county on Oct. 11, 1867. In 1891, in a ceremony held in Rochester, she was married to Frank BALLENGER. Mrs. Ballenger had spent her entire life in this community. She was a member of the Church of God of this city.
Surviving are her husband, at the home; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah BOLDMAN, of Warsaw, Ind.; four sons, William [BALLENGER], of Macy, Ind.; Allen [BALLENGER] and Oliver [BALLENGER], of Rochester; Thomas [BALLENGER] of Boggstown, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John ZOLMAN, of Mentone, and a brother, Riley McINTYRE, of this city. A daughter preceded in death in 1932.
Last rites will be held Saturday at two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. L. E. POWELL of the Rochester Church of God will be in charge of the services. The body was taken to the funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, December 10, 1943

Lorenzo LUCKENBILL, 70, well-known undertaker of Leiters Ford, died at four a.m. today at his home in that town. Death resulted from angina-pectoris following a three days' illness. Mr. Luckenbill had been in ill health for the past few weeks, however, he had been bedfast for only two or three days. Thursday evening he was so much improved that he was up and around the house. During the early hours of today, he suffered another attack from which he failed to rally.
Mr. Luckenbill had resided in Leiters Ford for over 44 years, where he was engaged in the undertaking and furniture business. At the time of his demise he was serving his second term as a Republican member of the Fulton county council. The deceased was active in the civic and religious affairs of his community and county and had a host of friends throughout this section of the state.
Lorenzo, son of Charles and Margaret (JAMISON) LUCKENBILL, was born in Miami county, Ind., on December 31st, 1872. He was united in marriage with Myrta WILLIAMS on October 17th, 1899. Mr Luckenbill was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge and the Mt. Horeb Encampment.
Survivors are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Charles KROFT, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Anna SAVAGE, of Macy; a brother, Alonzo LUCKENBILL, of Akron, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Luckenbill chapel, Leiters Ford. Rev. M. R. BURGETT, pastor of the Leiters Ford Methodist church will be in charge of the rites. The I.O.O.F. local lodge will conduct its ritual at the services. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Leiters Ford.
The body lies in state at the chapel where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Monday, December 13, 1943

John D. HANES, 85, former resident of Henry township passed away early Monday at the home of his son Estil HANES, near Peru. Death resulted from complications.
Mr. Hanes was born on a farm near Silver Lake, Ind. and the earlier years of his life were spent on a farm north of Akron. His wife who was Sarah SANDS, preceded him in death three and a half years ago. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
Survivors are the son, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A number of other relatives resided in the vicinity of Akron and Athens, it was stated.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, two o'clock at the Drake funeral home, Peru. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron wil officiate and interment will be made in the cemetery at Mexico, Indiana.

Mrs. Harriett Emergene BLACKETOR, 87, widow of the late Abe BLACKETOR, passed away at noon Saturday, at the old Blacketor homestead, in the Ebenezer neighborhood, six miles southeast of this city. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness.
Mrs. Blacketor, who had a legion of friends throughout the county had been a resident of the southern section of Fulton county for 83 years.
The deceased, who was perhaps one of the oldest residents in the Ebenezer community, was born at Wawpecong, Miami county, Indiana on May 2nd, 1856, and came to Fulton county when but four years of age. Her parents were George and Hester MILLER. In 1874 she was united in marriage with Abe Blacketor in a ceremony solemnized in Rochester.
Mrs. Blacketor for years was active in the affairs of the old Ebenezer church and when services at that rural edifice were abandoned years ago, she became a member of the Home Department of the Baptist church of this city. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Blacketor had resided on the same farm for 68 years.
Survivors are two sons, Kline BLACKETOR, of Kewanna; Joshua BLACKETOR, of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. John McKINNEY, Mrs. Elmer NEWCOMB, Mrs. Etta BLACKETOR, all of Rochester; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Paul WHEADON and Miss Merle BLACKETOR preceded their mother in death.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Rochester Baptist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY in charge, Interment was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Edna [BEEHLER] MOW BUNN, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Barts, 305 N. Main street, this city. Mrs. Bunn passed away in a diabetic coma. She had been seriously ill for the past two days, it was stated. Mrs. Bunn resided in her apartment over the Beall Tire Shop, this city. The deceased had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton county, where she had lived for practically all of her life.
Edna [BEEHLER], daughter of William and Christena Jane BEEHLER was born in the Whipperwill neighborhood, Richland township, on August 27th, 1889. On June 20th, 1908 she was united in marriage with Clarence L. MOW, to which union four children were born. Mr. Mow passed away on June 5th, 1922. February 27th, 1926, Mrs. Mow was wed to Albert T. BUNN, who preceded her in death September 30th, 1941. With the exception of a few years residency in Thompsonville, Mich., all of her life was spent in Fulton county. Mrs. Bunn was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Surviving are her mother, Christena Beehler, of this city; two brothers, Leo [BEEHLER] and Clyde BEEHLER, of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Leo THOMPSON, of Akron; Mrs. Clair NELLANS, Mrs. Wilby EVANS, both of Rochester; Mrs. Dwight ROUCH, of Fulton; five children, Mrs. Paul BARTS, of this city, Herschel William MOW, of Washington, Ind.; Charles Marion MOW, of the U.S. Army; Mrs. D. G. HENDRICKSON, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Wesley MacMURRAY, and Ralph BUNN, both of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Randall Lee MOW, Yvonne [MacMURRAY] and Marguerite MacMURRAY, Donna Mae BUNN and Mapanna [HENDRICKSON] and Beverly HENDRICKSON. A son Ferman Everett MOW and her father, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Richland Center Methodist church. Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Hobart, Ind., will be in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. SIPLE, pastor of the Richland Center church. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery

Delno M. WHITCOMB, 79, well known business man of Akron, passed away, 10:55 Monday morning at his home in that city. Death followed a two years' illness from complications. For a period of over 30 years, Mr. Whitcomb, owned and operated a school supply business and he had a host of friends and business associates throughout the northern sections of the state. The deceased also served a four year term as trustee of Henry township. He was active in the civic and political affairs in Henry township and was always affiliated with the Republican party.
Delno M Whitcomb was born August 14th, 1862 in Green County, Indiana. His parents were Conrad and Rachel WHITCOMB. Following his marriage with Bessie JOHNSON, Mr Whitcomb was employed as a teacher in the Miami county schools for a long number of years. Later he moved to Akron where he became engaged in the school and office supply business. The Akron high school building was built during the time Mr. Whitcomb served as trustee of Henry township. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church and was a 32nd degree Mason.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bessie WHITCOMB, of Akron; a son, Paul WHITCOMB, of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald BORDENS, of Lowell, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie PETERS, of Peru; Mrs. Martha LOVE, of Elkhart, Ind., and four grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, December 14, 1943

Clarence GARNER, 52, former Rochester resident died at his home yesterday at 12 o'clock noon in Oceanside, Calif., of a heart ailment. The deceased had suffered heart attacks last July and has been in failing health ever since. The well-known Rochester man moved to California two years ago for his health.
He was born January 28, 1891 in Fulton county and was married to Hazel SPOHN of this county in a service solemnized in Rochester. For a number of years Mr. Garner operated a filling station which was located on North Main street, this city.
Survivors include his wife and a daughter, Eileen GARNER, Los Angeles, Calif; three sisters, Mrs. Vernon CASTLEMAN and Mrs. William KENNELL, both of Rochester and Mrs. Ella VanHIZER, Oceanside, Calif.; two brothers, Harley GARNER, Argos, and Clyde GARNER, Kewanna.
Funeral services are as yet incomplete. The body is being returned to Rochester for burial.

Rochester friends today received word that Staff Sgt. Tom DIVINE, Jr., tail-gunner in a B-17 bomber flying out of England, has been reported missing in action over Germany.
Young Divine will be remembered by many of Rochester's young folks, as for a season or two, he was employed at the COLONIAL HOTEL and Terrace Gardens, Lake Manitou. His father, Tom DIVINE, was co-owner of the Colonial a few years ago and later sold his interests to the present owners of the resort.
After leaving Rochester the elder Divine operated the Indiana Roof ball room and other entertainment enterprises in Indianapolis. Later Mr. and Mrs. Divine moved to California and he is now employed by the Fox West Coast Theaters.
Tom, Jr., was graduated from Cathedral high school of Indianapolis, and was employed at the Curtiss-Wright propellor division plant in that city before he entered the service about a year ago.

Funeral services for Delno M. WHITCOMB will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Rev. J. T. CONWAY of the Akron Methodist church will be in charge and the Masonic order will give its ritual ceremony. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery west of Akron. In the list of survivors the names of two sons, Dwight [WHITCOMB] and Ross WHITCOMB, of Peru, were unintentionally omitted.

In yesterday's issue of The News-Sentinel the name of Robert BUNN was unintentionally omitted in the list of survivors of the death of Mrs. Edna BUNN. Robert is a grandson of the deceased.

Wednesday, December 15, 1943

Funeral services for Clarence GARNER will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE of the Rochester Evangelical church will officiate. The American Legion will also administer their rites. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body is due to arrive in Rochester at 7:12 o'clock Friday evening over the Erie R.R. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home after that time up until the hour of the services to pay their respects.
Mr. Garner was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church, the I.O.O.F. lodge of Kewanna and the American Legion.

(Editor's Note: The following is a letter received from Chaplain Glen A. BLACKBURN, who administered the last rites for Lt. Frederick DEARDORFF, nephew of Floyd DEARDORFF of Athens, who was killed in an airplane collision in the south. Lt. Deardorff's memorial services will be held at his home in Richmond, Ind., December 26.)
Office of the Chaplain
Air Base, A.P.O. 832
c/o Postmaster, New Orleans, La.
Dec. 1, 1943
My Dear Friends:
Last Monday, November 29 at 9:00 a.m. I conducted a memorial service for your son, Frederick, who was lost six days before in a fatal accident. I understand that he was a member of the Methodist church. I am an Episcopalean, and since I am chaplain of the 28th Fighter Squadron, it fell to my lot to conduct his services.
I thought that you might like to know something about the service. The order of service for the buaial of the dead in the Methodist church is almost exactly like that of my church. I began by reading the 39th Psalm, and then followed with that glorious sermon of St. Paul's in I Corinthians, Ch. 15, beginning with the 20th verse, and ending with the words: "Therefore, my beloved brethern, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
After a ten minute address, the congregation united in the Lord's Prayer, and then followed the prayer which commits the soul of the departed to Almighty God. We prayed for his wife and parents, and gave thanks for the noble example of all those who have offered their lives for their country.
All the officers of the squadron and most of the enlisted men attended the services. Some could not be excused from necessary guard duty.
Your son was most highly regarded by everyone, and many of the officers counted him as a very dear friend. He always had such a pleasant smile, and was so uniforomly courteous that he was a confidant for the younger and less experienced officers.
I have known him for several months, in fact sat at the same table at Sunday supper just before the crash on Tuesday. Then on the morning of the memorial service I looked up his army records and was most surprised to learn that he was born in Fulton County, Indiana. I was born at Macy, Indiana and my folks lived in Rochester for many years. That is where I went to high school, and I remember the name "Deardorff" on a barn east of Rochester. Was that where you Lived? I graduated from high school in 1917, which was the year Frederick was born. Later I went to school at Indianapolis and Bloomington and haven't been back for a good many years. My father, George BLACKBURN, has moved back to Rochester just a few months ago and is now living at 328 East Ninth St.
I have been a chaplain in the army for nearly three years and have conducted many funerals, but I confess this one was a most difficult one for me. There is something so desperately sad about a young man being taken by death in a foreign land, and having none of his boyhood chums and none of his relatives around at the end. But I assure you that hundreds of men who were at the services honored him and mourned him sincerely. And because I knew that we both came from the same community, and because you could not be there, I tried to stand in your place. I thought tenderly of him, recalling all the promise of such an upright young man, and I tried as best I could to take your place at such a solemn moment.
The army records indicate that you now live in Richmond, Indiana. My wife and two sons are living at Muncie, Indiana during my absence.
Faithfully yours,
Glen A. BLACKBURN
Chaplain, Capt.

Mrs. Mary MERRILL RICE, 69, of Logansport, Ind. died Tuesday night at 8:30 at the Kelly hospital, Argos. Mrs. Rice, who was visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Leedy, in Argos suffered a heart attack Sunday evening and was removed to the hospital. She had been in ill health for the past year.
The deceased who was born in the town of Plainview, Utah on Feb. 26, 1874, had resided in Logansport since 1914. Her first husband, Frank MERRILL, preceded in death, Jan. 8, 1931. On April 16, 1931, she was married to John RICE, of Logansport, who survives.
Other survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Eva ERLANDSON, of Tanlin, Mont.; Mrs. Carl LEEDY of Argos; Mrs. Frances HODGIN of St. Claire, Wyo.; Mrs. Erine KOCH of Baltimore, Md.; a son Russell MERRILL, in the services of the U. S. A., five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, December 16, 1943

Noah S. SHIREMAN, 77, life-long resident, died early this morning at 1:15 o'clock at the Stansbury nursing home in Rochester of complications following an illness of two years. The deceased was very well known in Fulton county and had a multitude of friends at Akron.
He was born near Akron, March 14, 1866 to William and Mary SHIREMAN. Mrs. Shireman expired several years ago. The deceased was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle HUFFMAN of Akron.

Last rites will be held in the Church of the Brethren Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH assisted by Rev. William OVERHOLSER presiding. Burial will be made in the Eel River cemetery east of Silver Lake.

Mrs. Leo BEEHLER received word today that her uncle, Phillip HAMLETT had passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Merel STEELE at South Bend this morning, death being attributed to complications.
Mr. Hamlett is well known to older Rochester residents having lived in this vicinity a few years ago. He was carpenter and butcher in Rochester, moving 15 years ago.
Burial will be made at the Hamlett cemetery east of Rochester.
A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow's issue of the News-Sentine.

Mr. and Mrs. Omer ROSS, of this city, today received word of the death Wednesday evening of his sister, Mrs. Clara BOGARDUS, who resided in Elwood, Ind. Mrs. Bogardus had many friends in Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Bogardus home in Elwood.

Last rites were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Johns funeral home in Mentone for Miss Dessie LLOYD, 73, who was found dead at her home five miles northeast of Akron. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Mail Carrier Ray RUSH of Mentone and Postmaster Lloyd RICKLE discovered the body when the carrier discovered that no mail had been taken from the mail box for several days. Returning to Mentone, Rush asked the postmaster to return with him and they found Mrs. Lloyd dead on the back porch of her home.
Mrs. Lloyd was believed to have expired either Thursday or Friday of last week. She was a member of the Baptist church and the Order of the Eastern Star at Mentone.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. James ALEXANDER, Warsaw; and a brother, Mace LLOYD, of Pontiac, Mich.

Friday, December 17, 1943

Funeral services for Phillip Ellsworth HAMLETT, former Rochester citizen, who passed away, Thursday at 10:45 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Merle STEEL, 1313 North Adams street, South Bend, will be held at Trinity Evangelical church in Rochester Monday afternoon, 2 p.m. Also prayer services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Orvis funeral home, South Bend. Dr. George BURDEN, of South Bend, will be in charge of the services and interment will be made in the Hamlett cemetery, northeast of this city.
The body will lie in state at the Rochester Evangelical church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Hamlett was born on a farm in Newcastle township, Fulton county, on February 25, 1875. He followed the occupation of carpentry and butchering for a long number of years, moving to South Bend about 17 years ago.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Brace STEELE, Mrs. Meredith WALTER, Mrs. Edith THORTENSON, Mrs. Bertha THORTENSON, all of South Bend; Mrs. Louise BRUNNER, of Larwill, Ind.; 3 sons, Richard HAMLETT, of South Bend; T/Sgt. Raymond HAMLETT, of Reading, Pa.; Eugene HAMLETT, warrant officer, Miami Beach, Fla., and five grandchildren.

Jane Collins THOMPSON, one of the pioneer residents of this city, passed away at 8:45 o'clock Friday morning at her home, 134 East Fourth street, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of five weeks duration.
Miss THOMSON, who had been a resident of this city for over three score years, took an active interest in the social, civic and religious affairs of the community and had a host of friends throughout this section of the state.
Jane Collins THOMSON was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Jan. 6, 1861. Her parents were Richard M. and Amanda (AMBROSE) THOMSON. During earlier years in her life she was a teacher of music. She was a charter member of the Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was the main organizer of the local chapter. Miss Thompson was also a member of the Christian Science church of Boston, Mass.
Survivors are a sister Susan THOMSON, of this city and a brother, Claude THOMPSON, of Indianapolis.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Sigmund DAKEWICZ, who was sent to Rochester from Winamac for treatment, died this morning at 7 o'clock in the Woodlawn hospital. The body was removed to Chicago where relatives reside.

Saturday, December 18, 1943

Last rites for Jane THOMSON, 82, will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Hugh McGLASSON officiating. Burial will be mae in the Mt. Hope cemetery at ------.

Monday, December 20, 1943

Thomas WHEELER, age 72, shot and killed himself with a shotgun Sunday at 6 a.m. at his farm home four miles northeast of Argos.
The family stated that on the ill-fated day, Mr. Wheeler arose at 6 o'clock and went outdoors to do the chores as usual. His family heard a shot and rushing outside to find Mr. Wheeler dead, lying at the side of the house, having shot himself through the heart.
The gun had evidently been placed with the butt end against the wall of the house and the muzzle against his left side, firing the gun by use of a yardstick. No reason was known for the suicide except that he was unable to work his farm because of lack of help.
The deceased was born May 1, 1871 in England, coming to America at the age of seven months, with his parents, Benjamin and Lydia WHEELER. They first settled in Illinois moving to Argos 38 years ago. Mr. Wheeler sand his parents were both farmers.
He was united in marriage to Maude MURREY, June 5, 1901 in a ceremony performed in Illinois.
Survivors include the wife, Maude WHEELER and two daughters, Mrs. Gene CASEY, Argos, and Mrs. Floyd DANNER, Bourbon, and two grandchildren.
The body has been removed to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. James W. NIELL, pastor of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in the Old Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Charles H[enry] BAILEY, 63, prominent business man and life long resident of Rochester, passed away Saturday evening at 8:30 o'clock at his farm home at the southern edge of this city. Death resulted from heart trouble and complications following an illness of three years duration.
Mr. Bailey had a host of friends throughout northern and central Indiana. For a number of years he had owned and operated the Lake Manitou Chicken Hatchery and also was proprietor of the Bailey Beverage Co., wholesale beer distributors for Fulton couty. The deceased was an active worker in the Democratic county and state organizations and at one time served as superintendent of the Rochester City Water Works Dept.
Charles Henry, son of Elliot and Carolina (ROTH) BAILEY, was born in Rochester, Ind, on Jan. 29, 1880. On December 2, 1899, he was united in marriage with Miss Mayme DOWNS in a ceremony solemnized in this city. Mr. Bailey was an organizer and charter member of the Rochester Eagles Lodge, and a member of the Rochester Loyal Order of Moose; Fredonia Lodge No. 122, Knights of Pythias; the Rochester Lions Club and the Elk Lodge of Peru, Ind. The deceased was active in the business affairs of both the city and lake and generously supported many projects for the betterment of the community's welfare.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Stella Von FULTZ, and granddaughter, Harriett Ann FULTZ, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Harriett PARCEL, of Rochester; a brother, Simon K. BAILEY, of this city, and several nieces and nephews. A son-in-law, Roy G. FULTZ is serving at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill. Stilla BAILEY, a brother, preceded in death in 1923.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. L. E. SMITH, of the Evangelical church, Porter, Ind., assisted by Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Rochester Christian church, will conduct the last rites. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body has been removed from the home to Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

The War Department announced today that Staff Sergeant Walter HAUSER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John HAUSER, who reside southeast of Kewanna, is missing in action, after a flight somewhere overseas.
No further details were revealed by the War Dept.
Hauser graduated from the Grass Creek high school in 1940 and has been in the service for over 15 or more months. The last word received from their son by the parents was sent from South America on Dec. 2, at which time he stated that he was in good health.

Last rites for Mrs. Myrtle E. JUDD, 62, of six miles northwest of Akron, were held today at 1:30 p.m. in the Beaver Dam United Brethren church, with the Rev. John CHAMBERS and Rev. Edward CORNELIUS officiating. Interment was made in the Nichols cemetery near Akron. The deceased is a wife of John JUDD.
Mrs. Judd died saturday afternoon at the Woodlawn hospital from a pneumonia attack suffered Tuesday. The well known Akron resident entered the hospital Friday.
Born November 11, 1881, she was the daughter of John W. and Julia CLISTON. She was united in marriage to Mr. Judd, July 28, 1901 in a ceremony solemnized near Akron.
Mrs. Judd was a member of the Beaver Dam U.B. church.
Surviving are the husband, and two sons, Charles [JUDD], Elkhart, and Thomas [JUDD], Rochester; seven sixters, Mrs. Ruth DAVIS, Akron; Mrs. Lena [JEFFERS] and Blanche JEFFERS, Macy; Mrs. Ben BERRY, Rochester; Mrs. Ariel HALTERMAN, Anderson; Belle

RENTZ, Andrew, Ia.; and a half-brother, Frank [CLISTON], Chicago.

Tuesday, December 21, 1943

Last rites for Peter FLEMING, 46, who died Saturday at his home in Chicago, will be held tomorrow at the Winamac Catholic church at 9 a.m. Burial will be made in the Winamac cemetery. The deceased made his summer home at Delong, and has resided there for nine weeks, this past summer. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
The body arrived from Chicago at the Fry and Lang funeral home at Winamac, Monday.
He was born in Ireland and moved to this country at an early age. He had spent his summers at Delong for the past 12 years. He was united in marriage to Ethel LAWRENCE, of Evansville, in a ceremony solemnized at Chicago June 1, 1923.
Survivors include his wife and three sons, Lawrence [FLEMING], Paul [FLEMING], and Peter [FLEMING]; a daughter, Winifred [FLEMING]; a brother, John [FLEMING], and several sisters, all residing in Chicago.

William GILCHRIST, 74, former Fulton county resident died Monday at his home in South Bend. Death was due to a heart ailment which he had suffered for the past two months.
The deceased was born in Fulton County in 1869, the son of Thomas and Phoebe GILCHRIST. He was married to Artemicia MOW.
A member of the Evangelical church at Grandview, he was a well known county resident, having many relatives in Fulton county.
Surviving are two brothers, Byron G. [GILCHRIST], South Bend and Virgil [GILCHRIST], Jeffersonville; seven grandchildren and a sister Mrs. John AULT, Culver.
Services will be administered Wednesday in the Grandview Church by the Reverend SAUSAMAN of South Bend will officiate. [sic] Interment will be made in the Richland cemetery.

Wednesday, December 22, 1943

It was learned today that Robert EWING, 70, passed away a few days ago at his home in Eureka, Calif., of complications. The former Rochester resident had been ill over a year.
The deceased was born northeast of Rochester in 1873, living here a few years before moving to Eureka 30 years ago. He was married, his wife preceding him in death a few years ago.
Surviving include four brothers, Oliver [EWING], Wilbur [EWING], Ralph [EWING] and Charles EWING; two sisters, Mrs. Harley BURNS, and Mrs. Harley BRYANT; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie HAZELTINE and Alma EWING; and three boys, Dean [EWING], Verl [EWING], and Ralph [EWING].

W. Kenneth DOWNS, 61, well-known resident of this city, passed away Tuesday evening at his home, 920 Jefferson street, following a two years' illness from complications. Mr. Downs' condition, however, was only critical for the past three days. "Kent" Downs, as he was more familiarly known, had a host of friends throughout Rochester and vicinity.
Mr. Downs was born July 13, 1882 on a farm south of Rochester, the son of William and Susan DOWNS. He was united in marriage with Maude BRUBAKER on October 2nd, 1901. For many years he was a co-partner with his father and brother in the saw mill business here and was later employed in the lumber business in South Bend and Chicago.

He returned to Rochester in 1930 and since has resided in this city. Mr. Downs was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Margaret GORDON, of South Bend; two sons, William J. [DOWNS], of St. Louis, Mo., and Donald K. [DOWNS], of Oak Park, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Almeda BLACKBURN; a brother, James [DOWNS], of Rochester; a son-in-law, Bill GORDON; two daughter-in-laws, Lillian DOWNS and Blanche DOWNS and five grandchildren, Billie [DOWNS] and Dick DOWNS, Dorothy GETZINGER and Barbara [DOWNS] and Robert DOWNS.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Rochester Baptist church, with Rev. Harry J. BAILEY in charge of the rites. The body will rest at the Foster funeral home until 1 p.m. Thursday, where friends may call. Interment will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Joseph L. KEIM, 82, father of Oran S. KEIM, local superintendent of the Rochester Telephone Company, who resides at 819-1/2 Jefferson street, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul SCHEIPS at Evansville, Monday morning at 11 o'clock.
The deceased is also an uncle of Charles [KEIM] and William KEIM of Green Oak.
Funeral services will be held at the Hammond and Eikenberry funeral home at Peru, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be made at Chili.

Amos OVERMYER, 83, lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred STAYTON at Leiters Ford, Ind., death being attributed to complications. The retired Leiters Ford farmer has been ill for several weeks. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, December 23, 1943

James D. WILSON, 87, well known Macy resident, died Wednesday at 12 o'clock noon at the home of his son, Carrie Wilson in Macy. Death was attributed to influenza after a short illness.
The deceased was born November 26, 1856 in Grant county, the son of James and Martha WILSON, and moved to Macy from Grant county, eight years ago. He was united in marriage to Louisa PEARSON on March 31, 1880. Mrs. Wilson preceded her husband in death several years ago.
Surviving are a son, Carrie WILSON, of near Macy; and four grandchildren.
Rites will be held Sunday at two p.m. in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. R. M. BROCK officiating. Interment will be made in the Plainview cemetery, west of Macy.
The body lies in state at the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton and will be returned to the residence Saturday.

Funeral services for Amos OVERMYER, 83, well known pioneer resident of the Leiters Ford community, who died at 12:20 Wednesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred STAYTON, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the Leiters Ford church with the Rev. KERSEY of the Mt. Hope church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
Death due to complications came after an illness of several weeks.
He was born January 13, 1860 south of Germany (now Loyal) community to William and Lucy WALES OVERMYER. The deceased was united in marriage to Ellen A. BRUCE, March 18, 1883 in a ceremony solemnized in Fulton county.
He was a member of the Mt. Hope church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Fred STAYTON, Leiters Ford; and Mrs. Wanda HOSKINS, Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ed. BABCOCK, Waterman, Ill.; and eight grandchildren.

Friday, December 24, 1943

Funeral services for Amos OVERMYER will be held Sunday instead of Saturday as was stated in last night's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, December 27, 1943

Mrs. Lydia A. KRIEG, 73, former chiropractor of Akron, passed away 12:50 a.m. Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wayne ALEXANDER, of near Silver Lake, Ind. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Krieg was born in Indiana on February 28th, 1870. Her husband Anes KRIEG preceded in death a number of years ago. Her parents were Michael and Rachel DURBAUG. She was a member of the Church of God of Akron.
Three daughters survive: Mrs. Dora HUFFMAN, of Huntington, Ind.; Mrs. Eva WELLER, of Waterviliet, Mich.; and Mrs. Ala ALEXANDER, of Silver Lake, Ind.
Rites were held Monday afternoon at the Akron Church of God. Rev. Lee HILL, of Silver Lake assisted Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron in the services. Interment was in the Gilead cemetery.

Word was received here by Mr. and Mrs. Fred MITCHELL of the death of Mr. Mitchell's aunt, Lucretia PENCE MORRIS, 57, who was found dead Christmas morning at her home in Newcastle, Ind.
Mrs. Morris was well known to many Rochester residents, having visited with Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell on numerous occasions.
Surviving are an adopted son, Myles MORRIS, serving with the U.S. army; a brother Frank PENCE, Newcastle; and a nephew, Fred Mitchell, of this city.
Rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Newcastle.

The War Department revealed in a telegram to Mr. and Mrs. Robert SMITH Saturday that their son, Pvt. Robert J. SMITH, Jr., was killed in action last November in the battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands.
Pvt Smith was the nephew of Ed EKBLAW of Rochester.

Funeral services for George BLACK, 76, veteran hardware merchant of this city, who died 4:45 Friday evening at his home 1014 South Monroe street, will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Rev. Hugh McGLASSON, pastor of the Methodist church will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Death was attributed to complications which followed in the wake of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered nine weeks ago last Friday.
The deceased, whose entire life was spent in Rochester or immediate vicinity had a host of friends throughout northern Indiana. During the earlier years of his life he followed the occupation of a painter; later he was a partner in a hardware business with Norman STONER, for a long number of years; their store was located in the building now occupied by Florian DOVICHI. A few years following the dissolution of this partnrship Mr. Black and Max P. BAILEY opened the BLACK and BAILEY HARDWARE, 712-174 Main street, on February 1st, 1924, which store is regarded as one of the best equipped hardwares in northern Indiana.
George, son of John and Mary (TAYLOR) BLACK was born on a farm near Tiosa, Indiana, on October 12th, 1867. On September 17th, 1893, he was united in marriage with Mary C. BUTLER, in a ceremony solemnized in this city. The deceased had been engaged in the hardware business in Rochester for over 46 years. Mr. Black attended the Rochester Methodist church; was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge for over 50 years, the I.O.O.F. Encampment, the Rochester Eagles lodge and the Izaak Walton club. Several years ago Mr. Black served as a member of the Rochester city council and also served as a democratic member of the Fulton county jury commissioners for a long number of years.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a son, Tom BLACK, of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Lora LOWE, of Rochester; two grandchildren, Tom [BLACK] and Joanne BLACK, of Indianapolis; four nephews, Tom HOOVER, Ben BUTLER, Harold BUTLER and Ben LOWE; ten nieces and other grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A son, John W. BLACK, preceded his father in death on November 25th, 1918 from an illness contracted while serving in World War I.
The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Donald KESLER, 21, former Leiters Ford resident, died this morning at the Wabash Valley Sanitorium, near Lafayette, after a lengthy illness. The exact cause of his death was not determined.
He is the son of Garland D. and Bernice KESLER, who reside at South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Luckenbill Chapel at Leiters Ford. Interment will be made at the Sharon cemetery, west of Rochester.
The body will be removed to the Luckenbill Chapel today by Ora Foster.

A pall of sorrow enveloped a legion of Rochester and Fulton county citizens, who on Christmas Eve received the news of the passing of George BLACK, pioneer hardware merchant of this city.
Mr. Black through his gentle, kindly disposition was a friend of everyone with whom he was acquainted, and he knew practically everyone in Fulton county. His viewpoint on life at all times was an optimistic one. There were times during his long residency in this city, when sorrow and adversities crossed his pathway and under these trying times he was never given to despair; Instead he worked untiringly and unceasingly at his duties in the community with a confidence that everything would work out for the best.
He never lost touch with the activities of the young people, and the youngsters valued most highly his friendship, his views, and counsel. Mr. Black gave more than sympathy to those less fortunate in worldly goods than himself and was always striving to better conditions for such unfortunates. He was active in every movement for the betterment of the community's life in general, and gave freely of his time and finances for projects of this nature.
As a home man, George Black idolized his family and his grandchildren; he was a kind and thoughtful neighbor, a firm believer in the right of everyone having their own standards of living and was never critical of those who through unavoidable circumstances pursued paths which were not parallel with the straight and narrow roadway. He was tolerant, understanding, kindly and a friend of his fellow men His long and useful career might well stand as a model for any community. The people of this community will long cherish the memory of George Black.

Mrs. May SHAW, 57, died at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, Sunday evening at 7:15 following a weeks illness from a heart ailment. The deceased had been a resident of Argos and Marshall county throughout her entire life. She was born May 19th, 1886, the daughter of Amos and Mary HARMON.
Survivors include a niece, Eva KLINE, of Dellabon, Wis., and a half-brother, Charles BUNN, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TRE[B]ER, of Argos, will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Wednesday, December 29, 1943

Rochester friends late Tuesday received word of the recent death of Mrs. Bertha (LAUER) GREENWALT, which occurred at her home in St. Louis, Mo., last Friday. Funeral services were held Sunday and intrment was made in a St. Louis cemetery. Death resulted from a heart ailment following an illness of several months.
Mrs. Greenwalt, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe LAUER was born in Rochester. The elder Lauers built the large two-story brick residence which is now occupied as the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Mr. Lauer, for a number of years was engaged in the clothing business in the building now occupied by GILBERT drug store. The family moved away from Rochester over two score years ago, however, Mrs. Greenwalt visited friends here on numerous occasions; her last visit in this city being made about two years ago.
Survivors are a daughter and granddaughter, both of St. Louis and a brother, Dr. Aaron LAUER, of Chicago. Two other brothers, Bernard [LAUER] and Isadore LAUER, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bertha McGRIFF, 64, died at 11:45 o'clock last night at her home on West Eighth street of heart trouble after an illness of a few days. She moved to Rochester in 1907 from Argos, Ind.
She was born in Argos, the daughter of Thomas and Eliza WHISMAN, and was united in marriage to Lon McGRIFF April 7, 1907 in a ceremony solemnized at Argos.
Surviving are the husband, Lon and four brothers, William WHISMAN, Hamlet, Ill.; Joseph [WHISMAN], Rockford, Ill.; Harley [WHISMAN], Buchanan, Mich.; and Ernest [WHISMAN], of Huntsville, Ore.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, of Argos Christian church officiating. Interment will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

W. Loren NICHOLS, 70, died at his farm home north of Athens, 12:50 o'clock Wednesday morning, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Nichols who had resided in that community for practically all of his life, had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Fulton county.

A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Among the out-of-town people who attended the funeral services for the late George BLACK, which were held Tuesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home were:
Mrs. Minnie NORTON and Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McCLURE, of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. Ray JACKSON, of Ft. Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Kurt EHLERT and Mr. and Mrs. Tom BLACK and children, of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. PAUL and son of Gilead; Mrs. Elva SEE and son, of Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. Ben LOWE and Mrs. James LOWE, of South Bend; H. B. WATSON, Ben ARMSTRONG, A. E. SIEFKER, W. R. CREWS, O. F. RUSH, P. B. SMITH, C. E. MURPHY and C. C. BRAY, all of Indianapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Scott BOWEN, of Chicago.

Mary Jane HARSH, 86, died last night at 6 o'clock at the Doyne SMOKER residence west of Akron, of pneumonia. The deceased has lived in Fulton county for a number of years, residing near Beaver Dam.
She was born in Michigan, January 19, 1857, and was united in marriage to Adam HARSH, who preceded her in death several years ago.
Survivors inclue a daughter, Effie BARFELL, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Rites will be held in the Church of God at Akron, of which Mrs. Harsh was a member, Friday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery, northeast of Mentone.

Mrs. Huldah THOMPSON, 87, of 201 E. South St., Plymouth, Ind., died at the Morris hospital in Plymouth of complications following a three weeks illness.
She was born near Greentown, Ind., January 26, 1857 the daughter of John and Mary DAVIS and was married September 11, 1879 in Argos to James Erwin THOMPSON, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. R. YOUNG, Indianapolis; two sons, Sgt. Lloyd THOMPSON, somewhere in Italy; and Neel D. THOMPSON, Argos; a brother, Dullath DAVIS, Argos; and two grandchildren, Marjorie YOUNG, Indianapolis, and Lawrence FLORY, Elkhart.
Funeral services will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Christian church of Argos officiating. Burial will be made at the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home up until the time of the funeral.

Thursday, December 30, 1943

Funeral services for William L. NICHOLS, who passed away early Wednesday morning at his home north of Athens, wil be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Athens United Brethern church. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Hoover cemetery, east of Athens. Mr. Nichols' death was attributed to complications following a year's illness.
William Lawrence, son of Marcellus and Susan NICHOLS, was born on a farm southeast of Rochester on August 19th, 1873 His entire life was spent in this community where he had a host of friends. He retired from farming a few years ago. In 1896, he was united in marriage with Maude BARR, who preceded in death May 29, 1936.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Edna DAULTON, of Rochester; Mrs. Martha Louise NICHOLS, of Chicago; three sons, Max Oliver NICHOLS, Donn G. NICHOLS, Ernest NICHOLS, all of Rochester; a step-son, Omer DRUDGE; a brother, Charles A. NICHOLS, of Huntington, Ind., and seven grandchildren. A daughter, C'Dale [NICHOLS], preceded her father in death.

Friends of Mrs. Bertha McGRIFF, Rochester resident who died late Tuesday night, may call at the home in this city to pay their respects. The body will remain at the residence until Friday morning when it will be removed to the Grossman funeral home at Argos, where the services will be held at 2 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Earle A. MILLER, of this city, today received word of the death of Mrs. Kathryn CLUTE, which occurred Wednesday at her home in La Jolla, Calif. Mrs. Clute who used to spend her summers at Lake Manitou, has a host of friends throughout this community.
Charles CLUTE, her husband, who was associated with Earle Miller in the BLUE PRODUCTS CO. business in Cleveland, Ohio for a long number of years, passed away three years ago this coming January.

Friday, December 31, 1943

The War Department today announced the names of 560 U. S. soldiers who have been reported missing in action on the Asiatic, European, Latin American, Mediterranean and Southwest Pacific areas. The list includes:
Sgt. Harold G. STARKEY, husband of Mrs. Betty M. STARKEY, 215 West 8th street, Peru, Ind., and Staff Sgt. Richard E. STREET, son of Mrs. Mildred A. BUETER, of 408 Wright street, Argos, Ind.