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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1945

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

1945

Tuesday January 2, 1945

Frank Erwin
Mrs. Della PONTIUS of this city received word late yesterday of the death of her brother-in-law, Frank ERWIN, 76, which occurred earlier in the day at his home in Marion, Ind. Mrs.Erwin, who was formerly Miss Ella DAVIS, preceded him in death three years ago. The funeral services will be held in Marion, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

David L. Warren Gohn
David L. Warren GOHN, 81, well-known farmer, passed away Monday evening at 6:30 at his home two and one-half miles southwest of this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of six weeks. Mr. Gohn had a host of friends throughout Rochester and surrounding community.
David Lincoln Warren GOHN was born Oct. 8, 1863, at South Whitley, Ind., the son of Samuel and Jane GOHN. On Oct. 22, 1883, he was united in marriage with Hanna Isabel GOHN. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence CHANES of Chicago and Mrs. Hazel McINTIRE of Elkhart, a son, Marion GOHN of Rochester, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rochester Methodist church, Rev. Frank BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Wednesday, January 3, 1945

[no obits]

Thursday, January 4, 1945

Carl Miller
News of the death of Carl MILLER, 55, at his home in Sycamore, Illinois, was received here Wednesday by relatives. Miller, a native of Athens and a former resident of this county, but for the past 30 years residing in the Illinois city, had been ill several weeks.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Vada JOHNSON of Athens, seven sons, Robert [MILLER], in China; Gerald [MILLER], in the South Pacific; Charles [MILLER] and Delmont [MILLER], enroute overseas; Edgar [MILLER], Melrose Park, Ill.; Parnell [MILLER], Marengo, Ill.; and Carl [MILLER], Jr., at home; three daughters, Mrs. Jacob SMITH, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. James HAROLD, Rock Falls, Ill.; and Miss Edith [MILLER], at home; three brothers, Fred MILLER, Talma; Roy [MILLER], Akron; and Jacob [MILLER], Rochester; three sisters Mrs. George BOWEN, Akron, Mrs. M. KERN and Mrs. Walter BOCKOVER, Peru.
Funeral services will be held Friday in Sycamore and burial will be made there.
A son, William MILLER, 29, had been reported killed in action in France just prior to the death of the father.

Friday, January 5, 1945

J. Bennett Lowe
Rochester relatives have been apprised of the death of J. Bennett LOWE, 69, which occurred at Home hospital, Lafayette, Ind., on Dec. 30. Rites were held New Year's Day at Brook, Ind., and interment was made in the Brook cemetery.
His widow is Sue SCHAAF LOWE, a former resident. Practically all of Mr. Lowe's wedded life was spent in Kentland and Brook. For 35 years he was in the employ of the Brook Terra Cotta factory and later with the State bank of Brook. Mr. Lowe was recognized as an authority on the life of Abraham Lincoln and had visited every place where Lincoln had lived excepting the cabin site in Cole county, Ill.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth NEWGENT of Earl Park, Ind.; Mrs. Irene MEID, of Washington, D.C., a grandchild, and two brothers.

Susanna Sutton
Mrs. Susanna SUTTON, former resident of Marshall county, passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Ruby) SIMMS, of Milwaukee, Wis.
Mrs. Sutton was born near Argos. She was united in marriage with Dr. J. H. SUTTON on Sept. 11, 1886. He passed away on June 12, 1893.
Surviving with the above-mentioned daughter is a grandson, James SIMMS, who is serving in the U. S. Army overseas.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Charles "Red" Higgins
Funeral services for Charles "Red" HIGGINS, 58, who passed away at his home, 720 Indiana avenue, Thursday evening after a long illness, will be held at the Ora Foster funeral home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the American Legion and Rev. Harry BAILEY of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
Charles Noah [HIGGINS], son of Newton and Nancy HIGGINS, was born in Osgood, Mo., Oct. 15, l886. About 33 years ago he came to Rochester, where has since resided. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of LeRoy C. Shelton post, American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Emma [HIGGINS]; two daughters, Mrs. R. D. WALTZ and Mrs. Glen MYERS, and several grandchildren, all of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. George BROWNING of Harris, Mo.
The remains will be taken to the residence Saturday morning where friends may call until Sunday noon when it will be returned to the Funeral chapel.

Alta Bixler
Mrs. Alta BIXLER, 52, well-known Kewanna resident, passed away at 4 a.m. Friday at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis where she had been taken for treatment Thursday. Death resulted from complications following several months' illness. Mrs. Bixler had been a resident of Fulton county for the past 36 years, having moved here from Michigan.
Alta [STANCHFIELD], daughter of Henry and Amanda STANCHFIELD, was born March 27, 1892, in Pennsylvania. On April 9, 1909, she was united in marriage with Frank BIXLER. She was a member of the United Brethren church.
Survivors are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Esther HUNT, of Kewanna, Mrs. Olive TROWBRIDGE of Osceola, Ind., Mrs. Edna WEBER of Rochester, Miss Mildred BIXLER at home; four sons, Ralph [BIXLER] of Midland, Mich., Ray [BIXLER] of Lansing, Mich., S/Sgt. Ermel [BIXLER] of New Guinea, Billy [BIXLER] at home, and a brother, Walter STANCHFIELD, of Midland, Mich.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna from where funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Intrment will be in Lake Bruce cemetery.

Saturday, January 6, 1945

Alfred Doolittle
Mr. and Mrs. P. O. CORNELL have received word of the death of Mrs. Cornell's half-brother, Alfred DOOLITTLE, 82, of Chicago. The deceased was one of a family of nine children of which the local woman is the only survivor. Funeral services were held in Chicago Friday.

Ida Wohlgermuth
Rochester friends have just received word of the death of Mrs. Ida WOHLGERMUTH, which occurred at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 26, following a three-day illness.
Mrs. Wohlgermuth resided in Rochester over two score years ago in the property now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Frank BRYANT, 1128 South Main street, for a number of years. Her husband, Lou WOHLGERMUTH, was manager of the Feder-Silberberg clothing store which was at that time located in the building now occupied by Moore Bros. and The News-Sentinel. Mr. Wohlgermuth passed away several years ago.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Edward CONN of Los Angeles and Bess HOLZMAN of New York City. Miss Holzman was with her sister at the time of her death. The Holzmans, parents of Mrs. Wohlgermuth, resided in the one-story residence, 420 North Main, around the turn of the century.
Final rites for Mrs. Wohlgermuth were held at Los Angeles and interment was made in a cemetery there.

William Tucker
William TUCKER, 78, died Friday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Chas. SPECHT, 816 Main street, after an illness of three months. Death was due to complications.
The deceased, a son of Abraham and Recpan TUCKER, was born in Carroll county, Sept. 5, 1866 and had resided there and in Indianapolis until about two years ago, when he moved to this city. Besides the sister, he is survived by several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the Foster funeral home with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS of Grace M. E. church officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.

Monday, January 8, 1945

Anna Lotz
Miss Anna LOTZ, 56, a lifelong resident of the Disko community, passed away Sunday afternoon at her home north of that village following a lengthy illness.
Miss Lotz was the daughter of William and Louise LOTZ and was born May 24, 1888. She is survived by a brother, Charles [LOTZ] of Akron, and a niece, Mrs. Carlysle HOLLOWAY, with whom she resided. The remains have been removed from the Moyer mortuary, Akron, to the Holloway residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bethel church with the Rev. O. A. STAMM of Columbia City officiating. Burial in Bethel cemetery.

Frances May Feece
Mrs. Frances May FEECE, 47, wife of Police Officer Max FEECE, passed away Monday morning at her home 1602 Bancroft street following an illness of several years' duration, the victim of pernicious anemia. Her condition had been serious since Wednesday of last week.
Born in Rochester township July 25, 1897, the deceased was the daughter of Alfred and Sarah L. (FULTZ) ALLEN. She attended the schools of this county and resided here all of her life. On April 1, 1922, she was united in marriage with Max Feece, and to this union was born one son, Leo [FEECE], of this city, now in California. She was a devoted member of the Athens U.B. church where she had always been active in the work of the church.
Besides husband and son, survivors include a brother, Robert E. ALLEN, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo BRUNDIGE, Niles, Mich., and Miss Pauline ALLEN, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
The remains are now at the Zimmerman Bros. mortuary where they will remain until funeral arrangements are completed.

Nerlissa Packer
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Foster funeral home at 2:00 for Mrs. Nerlissa PACKER, 89, who passed away Saturday afternoon at her home 1024 Elm street following a long illness. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will be in charge.
"Aunt Nissa" as Mrs. Packer was best known to her many friends, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1855 and in 1873 came to this city where she has since resided. She was the daughter of Joshua and Sarah (PALMER) BARNHART, and at 22 became the bride of the late Aaron PACKER. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church where she remained active until her declining years.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Flo PACKER REAM, of this city; a son, Frederick PACKER, Vestil, N.Y., half-brother, C. L. PACKER, Maxwell, Iowa; a half-sister, Mrs. Zoe L. NELLANS, Cincinnati, O.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Nora [PACKER] and Molly [PACKER] preceded their mother in death.
The remains will lie in state atthe funeral home where friends may call. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Harold Bryant
19-YEAR-OLD CULVER BOY IS KILLED IN BELGIUM
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley BRYANT of near Culver today received word from the War department that their son, Pfc. Harold BRYANT, had been killed in action while fighting in Belgium on Dec. 24.
Harold, who was but 19 years of age, was inducted into service 10 months ago by the Marshall county board. He had many friends throughout the northwestrn section of Fulton county and in Culver.

Lydia Hormon
Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia HORMON, 85, who passed away last Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Forrest HIGGINS, north of Akron, were held Saturday afternoon in Rosehill, Ill., and burial was made there. A son-in-law, Rev. A. E. REARDON, officiated.
The deceased came from Chicago about six months ago and since that time had been bedfast at her daughter's home, suffering a broken hip. Her husband, Wm. J. Hormon, preceded her in death several years ago.

Mrs. Claude Wall
Mrs. Claude WALL, of Lebanon, Ind., passed away Saturday morning in Lafayette, Ind., at a hospital where she had been taken for treatment several weeks ago. The deceased, who was the mother of Richard WALL of Indianapolis, former resident, had a wide acquaintance of friends in Rochester.
Survivors are her husband, Claude WALL of Lebanon; a son, Richard, and three grandchildren. Mrs. Richard WALL was formerly Dorothy DENISTON of this city.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lawter funeral home, Lebanon, and the interment will be in a Lebanon cemetery.
Mrs. Wayne ATKINSON and William "Bill" DENISTON of this city will attend the services.

Tuesday, January 9, 1945

Norman McColley
AKRON MAN NOW LISTED AS "KILLED IN ACTION"
The War Department recently reported that Pvt. Norman McCOLLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson McCOLLEY, now of Akron but formerly of Kewanna, has been killed in action in operations with the First army in France and Belgium.
Pct. McColley was listed as missing in action December 11, but the more recent report officially lists him as dead. He enlisted in the army Dec. 15, 1943 and had served overseas since last June and participated in the heavy fighting around St. Lo, and later at Brest in France.
Pvt. McColley was reared in the Kewanna neighborhood and graduated from the Union township high school in 1937. Before entering the army he was employed in South Bend, where his wife and son, Thomas [McCOLLEY], now reside. Other survivors include the parents, a brother, Herman [McCOLLEY], at home and two sisters, Ruth Mae [McCOLLEY], at home, and Mrs. Helen WENTZEL, Hammond.
[NOTE: Norman McColley, 25, Akron, killed in action in Germany, December 11, 1944. -Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

C. M. Walters
Rochester relatives late Monday were apprised of the death of C. M. WALTERS, 77, which occurred at his home in North Mancester at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death resulted from complications following an illness of four months' duration.
Mr. Walters had a host of friends throughout Rochester where he had visited on numerous occasions. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Chas. F. KRIEGHBAUM of Lafayette, Ind., and Mrs. Roy JUDY of North Manchester.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the North Manchester Methodist church. The body will lie in state at the Burgess funeral home, North Manchester, where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Frances May Feece
Last rites for Frances May FEECE who passed away at her home in this city Monday morning, will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon from the Athens U.B. church, with the Rev. B. H. CAIN of Warsaw and the Rev. R. E. CHRISTLER of Athens in charge. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Bros. chapel until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, January 10, 1945

Betty Louise Clark
Betty Louise [CLARK], six-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred CLARK, Kewanna, succumbed to bronchial pneumonia at her home Tuesday evening at 5:30 o'clock, following an illness of one a few days.
Betty Louise was born in Kewanna on July 1, last. Besides the parents, she is survived by two brothers, Donald [CLARK] and Richard [CLARK], two sisters, Phyllis [CLARK] and Esther [CLARK], at home, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde MOORE of Warren, Ind.
Funeral services will be held from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna at two o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Douglas STARK of the Kewanna Baptist church in charge. Burial in Lake Bruce cemetery.

Thursday, January 11, 1945

Louis W. "Lou" Davidson
Graveside service for Louis W. "Lou" DAVIDSON, 72, will be held in the IOOF cemetery at noon Sunday, according to advices from South Bend concerning his death at his home, 1519 Marietta street, that city, Tuesday evening following a long illness.
The deceased was born in this city Jan. 31, 1872, and spent the first 45 years of his life here, several of which were spent in the grocery business on East Ninth street. He was a member of the IOOF lodge of this city. He moved from this city to South Bend in 1917 and has since resided there. He was twice married, first to Miss Laura MURPHY of this city, who preceded him in death in 1941, and secondly to Mrs. Amy TARR of South Bend, who passed away in 1942.
Surviving are two sons, Glen [DAVIDSON] and Paul [DAVIDSON] of South Bend, two daughters, Mrs. Donald E. BAKER, Sr., of South Bend, and Mrs. Kenneth ABELE of Buchanan, Mich., and fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rites will be held from the Hay funeral home, South Bend, at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning, with the Rev. George DICK of the First Baptist church, South Bend, in charge.

Clara E. Mattice
Mrs. Clara E. MATTICE, 86, pioneer resident of this city, passed away 7 o'clock Thursday morning at the Stansbury nursing home. Death was attributd to complications which followed in the wake of a fall at her home, 408 North Pontiac street, last fall. Mrs. Mattice had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county and always took an active interest in the civic affairs of the community.
Clara E. [ROWLEY], daughter of Julius C. and Harriett (METHAWAY) ROWLEY, was born in Schoharic county, New York, on November 28th, 1858. She moved to Rochester with her parents in 1876. In a ceremony solemnized at the Rowley home on November 28th, 1876 she was united in marriage with Edmund H. MATTICE. Prior to her marriage Mrs. Mattice taught school in Newcastle township for a few years. The Mattices resided at Claredon, N.Y. for several years and took up their residency in Rochester in 1906. Mr. Matticve passed away March 30, 1941.
Survivors are two sons, Floyd J. MATTICE, of Chicago; Max R MATTICE, of Hammond, Ind.; one grandson, two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock at the Val Zimmerman memorial chapel. Rev. Chesley T. HOWELL of the First Presbyterian church will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
After 1 p.m. Friday the body will lie in state at the memorial chapel where friends may call.

Lewis Swihart
Lewis SWIHART, 86, was found dead in his home at Argos Wednesday evening by his son, Milo SWIHART, who had stopped at the home to visit his father, who lived alone. Death, which was pronounced due to a heart attack, was believed to have occurred Tuesday evening. The deceased, who was a retired farmer, was well-known throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mr. Swihart was born in Miami county, Indiana, Dec. 7, 1858, and had resided in the vicinity of Argos for nearly three score of years. His parents were Aaron and Mary SWIHART. He was married to Margaret BUNDUY on Oct. 26, 1886. His wife died in May of 1943. He was a member of the Brethren church of Walnut, Ind.
Surviving are two sons, Jesse [SWIHART] of Walkerton and Milo [SWIHART] of near Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Ocie GARNER, Mrs. Lona SHAFER, both of Argos, and Mrs. Nora HOLCOMB of Fort Wayne; a brother and a sister; eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Friday, January 12, 1945

Mary (Graeber) Ingerham
Mrs. Mary GRAEBER INGERHAM, 76, passed away at her home in Grassport, Pa., Thursday evening, following a long illness, according to word received by relatives here.
The deceased was the elder daughter of the late Fred GRAEBER and was a resident of this community for 50 years. She was united in marriage with the late Frank INGERHAM, who died abou four years ago, and moved with him to Pennsylvania about 1917. She was the mother of four children, one of whom is deceased. A brother, Harry GRAEBER, resides here.
Funeral services will be held in Grassport Monday afternoon. Burial will be made, there.

Butler Shaffer
Last rites for Butler SHAFFER, 81, well-known Argos resident, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church in charge. Burial was made in Maple Grove cemetery.

Lewis Swihart
Funeral services for Lewis SWIHART, 86, who expired at his home in Argos on Wednesday evening, will be held from the Grossman funeral home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. C. C. CRIPE of the Walnut Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be at Walnut.

Saturday, January 13, 1945

Quimby Kepler
Quimby KEPLER, 52, well known Argos citizen and a native of Newcastle township, this county, succumbed to a heart attack Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock.
The deceased was born in Talma August 14, 1892, the son of Sam and Mariam KEPLER, and was one of a family of five children. Several years ago he removed to Argos where he has since been employed with the Nickel Plate R.R. He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include the widow, the former Miss Delilah MAGHON, the parents, two brothers Harry [KEPLER] of Warsaw and Rudolph [KEPLER] of Mishawaka, and two sisters Mrs. Irene BUD, Angola, and Miss Leah KEPLER, Argos.
Funeral services will be held from the residence at two p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church in charge. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery. The remains will be held at the Umbaugh mortuary until Sunday morning.

Dr. Robert Ora McAlexander
Dr. Robert Ora McALEXANDER, 77, of Indianapolis, and former resident of Fulton county, passed away at the Methodist hospital in the state capital on Thursday following a five-weeks' illness. He was well known to many local people and was related to Mrs. Anna ALEXANDER of Rochester by marriage.
The deceased attended grade and high school in Logansport and then attended DePauw university. He taught school in Fulton county and later in Marshall county. He married Miss Atta A. ALEXANDER of Rochester and shortly afterwards they moved to Indianapolis.
Dr. McAlexander studied medicine in Indianapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Vienna and Berlin. He was a noted physician and surgon and had a wide practice in Indiana.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Josephine SMITH of Norfolk, Va., a sister and five grandchildren. A daughter, Grace Van GEYT, who visited often in Rochester, died several years ago. Funeral services will be held at the Central Avenue church in Indianapolis Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

William T. Welsheimer
William T. WELSHEIMER, 71, former resident of Liberty township, passed away Friday at his home in South Whitley, Ind. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which was suffered about a week ago. Mr. Welsheimer was a former resident of Fulton where he operated the Mayer Grain Co. elevator there.
Mr. Welsheimer was past master of the Fulton Masonic lodge and belonged to Rochester Chapter 90, R. A. M.; and the Cyrene Commandry No. 34 at Columbia City, Ind.
Survivors are his wife; a son, A. C. WELSHEIMER, of South Bend; a daughter, Edith L. WELSHEIMER of Las Cruses, N.M.; a grandson, William B. WELSHEIMER of South Bend; a brother, Frank L. WELSHEIMER of Gary, and a sister, Mrs. J. L. LONG of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Sonday funeral chapel, Churubusco, Ind. Interment will be in the Eel River cemetery of Churubusco. The body will lie in state at the Welsheimer home, South Whitley, until Monday.

Melvin Elmer Mahler
Melvin Elmer MAHLER, 64, living west of Delong, was found dead this morning of a heart attack. He had been at Delong because of the death of his sister, Mrs. Nettie MONESMITH.
Two people found him seated in the auto. It appeared that he had tried to get the car out of a snow drift before being stricken.
Born December 19. 1880, he was the son of Gideon and Martha MAHLER. He was married April 14, 1904, to Abbie J. GUISE who survives. Also surviving are the following children: Mrs. Helen WALTERS, South Bend; Mrs. Bernice WELLER, Rochester; Byron MAHLER, Culver; Mrs. Letha SCHEUR, Delong; Pfc. Harold MAHLER, with the Army air corps in Australia. Other survivors are a sister and three brothers, Mrs. Sarah PIPER, Twin Lakes, Ind.; Frank [MAHLER] and Joe [MAHLER], Monterey; John [MAHLER], Rochester; and six grandchildren Final services will be at 2 o'clock Sunday from the Methodist church at Monterey with the Rev. C. Raymond EARLE officiating. Burial will be made in Leiters Ford cemetery.

Minnie Richter
Mrs. Minnie RICHTER, widow of the late Nelson RICHTER, and for several years a resident of Rochester, passed away Friday evening at a Lafayette hospital, following a long illness. For the past several years she had been a resident of Monon, Indiana. The Richter family came to Rochester shortly after the turn of the century, when Mr. Richter became a partner in the drug business with the late George V. Dawson. They resided here several years. Two sons, Ralph [RICHTER] and Calvin [RICHTER], as well as the husband, preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dora BRIGHT, Akron, and Mrs. Anna WILSON, Cromwell.
Graveside services will be held in Akron at 12:30 Sunday, with burial in Akron IOOF cemetery.

John Bell
ARMY CHAPLAIN WRITES OF BURIAL IN FRANCE
In a letter dated December 18th, the Rev. Herman V. TARPLEY, chaplain 320th U. S. Infantry, informed Mrs. George POLLOCK, R. 2, Rochester, of the last rites conferred upon her son, Pvt. John BELL, who met death Nov. 19 in action during the advance of the Seventh army into Germany. The letter follows:
"Somewhere in France
"18 Dec. 1944
"Mrs. Mary POLLOCK
"R.2
"Rochester, Indiana
"Dear Mrs. Pollock:
"Your son, Pvt. John A. BELL, ASN 35249569, was killed in action in the line of duty on 19 November 1944, somewhere in Lorraine, France. A Protestant chaplain officiated at the burial which took place in a military cemetery in Lorraine, France.
"It is with deepest regrets and sincerest sympathy that I write this letter to you. May God's comforting spirit abide with you and sustain you in the loss of your son.
"As we turn to the word of God for comfort, we find the words of the Master as He said: 'I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.'
"God's blessings upon you in these dark hours."

Monday, January 15, 1945

Clara E. Mattice
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd MATTICE of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Max MATTICE of Hammond and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn MARSH of Bluffton, Ind., attended the funeral services of Mrs. Clara E. MATTICE, which were held at the Zimmerman Memorial chapel here Saturday afternoon.

Noah Miller
Noah MILLER, 78, died Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several months. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Richland township, this county, May 8, 1866, the son of Peter and Mary (WALTERS) MILLER. He resided in that township until about ten years ago when he removed to this city where he has since made his home.
Miller was the last of a family of nine children, the others having preceded him in death. He was married several years ago and is survived by his widow and an adopted daughter, Arlivene MILLER, now a resident of Marshall county. He was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church. Funeral services will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE in charge. Burial in South Germany cemetery.

Tuesday, January 16, 1945

Frederick F. Russell, Jr.
LEARNS NEPHEW KILLED IN ACTION IN GERMANY
Mrs. Clarence PETERSON, route 5, has been informed of the death, in action, of her nephew, Pvt. Frederick F. RUSSELL, Jr., 23, which occurred in France on Christmas Day.
Pvt. Russell entered service in 1942 and had been overseas for the past year. As a member of the Third Army he saw action in the French invasion and the march to Germany. He was the son of Fred RUSSELL, native of Newcastle township, but now of Washington Court House, Ohio. He had often visited relatives here and was quite well known.

Wilbur Rouch
FULTON MAN KILLED IN ACTION, WAR DEPT. SAYS
Pfc. Wilbur ROUCH, 26, died in action in France, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Florence rouch of Fulton, who was so informed by Pfc. Rouch's wife, Mildred [ROUCH], who resides in Texas. No time or place was given in connection with his demise. A letter received some two weeks ago from the deceased, was written somewhere in England.
Pfc. Rouch was born in Fulton and resided there most of his life. He graduated from Fulton high school and at the time when he was inducted into the service was employed at South Bend. He entered the army in March, 1943, and had only been overseas a few months.
Surviving besides the wife and mother, are a daughter, Wilda [ROUCH], six years old; a son, William [ROUCH], 18 months old; two brothers, Kenneth [ROUCH] and Philip [ROUCH], at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Paul EDWARDS, LaPorte, Mrs. Ray BOWEN, Rochester, and Alice [ROUCH], at home.
His father passed away three years ago.
[NOTE: Wilbur Rouch, 26, Fulton, killed in action in France, December, 1944. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Wednesday, January 17, 1945

Mary Smith
The body of Mrs. Mary SMITH who passed away early today in Chicago will be brought to the Foster funeral home here early Thursday. Burial services will be conducted at the St. Anns cemetery, Monterey, at 10 a.m. Friday. Mrs. Smith was a former resident of the Monterey community.

Thursday, January 18, 1945

Verna Helen Powell
Funeral services will be held at the Macy M.E. church at 1:30 Monday afternoon for Mrs. Verna Helen [POWELL], wife of Reed POWELL of Macy, who passed away at her home this morning following an illness of three months. The services will be in charge of the Rev. E. T. WHITE of Indianapolis with the service of the Order of Eastern Star.
The deceased daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. CARROTHERS of the Macy community, was born December 20, 1894 and lived in and around Macy her entire life. Her mother preceded her in death several years ago.
Surviving are the father and one sister, Mrs. James L. COOK of Macy. The deceased was a member of the Macy M.E. church and the Order of Eastern Star. The remains will be moved from the Drake mortuary, Peru, to the residence Saturday afternoon.

Max Gene Hoffman
Max Gene HOFFMAN, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer HOFFMAN of the Beaver Dam community, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital, from injuries sustained Sunday afternoon whenhe was kicked by a horse.
Following the injury the youth was rushed to the hospital here where it was found that he had suffered severe injury, however, some hope for recovery was held until complications developed and hopes for his return to health were abandoned.
The deceased attended the Beavr Dam high school where he was the student manager. He was born Dec. 5, 1931 and was one of the favorites of his school and community.
Surviving are the parents, two brothrs, Robert [HOFFMAN] of Ft. Blanding, Ga., and Donald [HOFFMAN], now in the South Pacific; one sister, Phyllis [HOFFMAN], at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William HOFFMAN, Claypool
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Beaver Dam high school gymnasium, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be made in Nichols cemetery, north of Akron. The remains will be moved from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, to the residence Friday afternoon.

Friday, January 19, 1945

Guy L. Murfitt
LEITERS FORD SOLDIER IS WOUNDED IN LUXEMBOURG
S/Sgt. Guy L. MURFITT, a member of the Third Army, has been seriously wounded in action during the fighting in Luxembourg, according to information from the War department to his wife, the former Donna CASTLEMAN.
Mr. Murfitt was inducted July 6, 1942, and went overseas July 1, 1944, and after a short stay in England he was transferred to the front in France and has seen almost continuous action since his arrival there. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MURFITT of Leiters Ford and was reared in that section of the county.
[NOTE: Guy Murfitt, 24, Leiters Ford, died of wounds in Luxembourg, January 5, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Saturday, January 20, 1945

C. L. "Cal" Johnston
C. L. "Cal" JOHNSTON, well-known local citizen and employe of the Dixie Anx, succumbed to a heart attack in front of his home, 1439 Main street, early Friday night.
Johnston, who was 65, came to this city from Ohio about 20 years ago. He was a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans and present camp commander of the A. H. Skinner Post, the Rochester Christian church and the IOOF lodge. For the past 10 years he has been employed in a clerical position at the Dixie Anx market.
He was born Aug. 2, 1879, at Fayette City, Pa., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton JOHNSTON, and was married 35 years ago to Miss Fern BRIGGS, who, with one daughter, Mrs. Jean MATTIX, two grandchildren of this city and a brother Howard [JOHNSTON] of Pittsburgh, Pa., survive. The body was removed to the Zimmerman Bros. mortuary.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.
The remains were removed this afternoon to the residence where friends may call.

Durward James Perry
Final rites will be held Sunday afternoon at the Burlington, Ind., Methodist church for Rev. Durward James PERRY, 38, pastor of the Burlington, Ball Hill and Darwin Methodist churches.
His death occurred Thursday morning while he was being taken to Cass county hospital in an ambulance. Death was due to gastric ulcers.
Born Oct. 4, 1906, at South Bend, he was the son of James and Ethel PERRY. He was a graduate of Rochester High school. His wife, Marian [PERRY], and an infant daughter, Janice [PERRY], survive, as does his mother, who lives in North Manchester. During the Perry's residence in Rochester the elder Perry was employed as a barber.
The body will lie in state at the Burlington Methodist church Sunday from 11 to 1 o'clock. District Superintendent, Where, of the Crawfordsville district, will be in charge of services, assisted by Methodist ministers of the district. The body will then be taken to North Manchester where short rites at 4 p.m. will precede burial there.

Robert L. Hopper
NEPHEW OF LOCAL PEOPLE REPORTED DEAD ON LEYTE
Pvt. Robert L. HOPPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar HOPPER of Walton, Tipton township, Cass county, and a nephew of Dr. and Mrs. T. P. COOK of this city has been reported killed in action on Leyte, according to word received by his relatives here.
Pvt. Hopper's death was listed by the War department as of Dec. 9. He was a member of an army engineer unit which participated in the invasion of Leyte island, and had been in the service since November, 1942. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary L. HOPPER; a son, Bobby [HOPPER], Jr.; four sisters, and two brothers.

Monday, January 22, 1945

Winfred "Court" Rhodes and Emma Rhodes
A shocking accident which proved fatal to Winfred "Court" RHODES, 64, well known Athens carpenter and contractor and his wife, Emma [RHODES], 60, occurred at a farm crossing of the Erie Railroad on the western outskirts of Akron shortly before noon Sunday, when an eastbound passenger train demolished their pickup truck and carried it a full half mile before the train could be stopped.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes were enroute from their home to the residence of their daughter, Mrs. Orville SHRIVER, who resides on the shore of Town lake, just southwest of Akron. Mrs. Shriver had prepared a dinner in honor of her father's 64th birthday. The Rhodes had crossed the Erie tracks at the regular crossing on Road 14 and had turned onto the private road which led to the Shriver place, which is almost due south of the Whitney Gast home. A steep grade at the rail crossing is believed to have diverted Rhodes' attention, and that the approaching flyer was not observed until too late.
Bodies Found In Truck
When the train was stopped and the mangled truck was released from the locomotive, both bodies, badly mutilatd, were discovered in the truck cab. They were taken at once to the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Coroner D. K. STINSON said death had been instantaneous in both cases.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes, who have two sons, Cecil and Rex, in the service in France had recently been informed by Rex that he had practically recovered from wounds received in action and that he expected soon to return to active duty. Cecil, who had also been wounded in action, was released from the hospital some time ago and has since been in the line. He was last head from on Dec. 2.
Second Tragic Death
This is the second tragic death in the family. A son, Norman [RHODES], was killed by a train in the Chicago area about 15 years ago. The train which struck the Rhodes' car Sunday was in charge of Conductor Charles Shroyer and Engineer Sam Snyder, both of Huntington.
Mr. Rhodes was a lifelong resident of this county. Born Jan. 21, 1881, he was the son of Schuyler and Mary RHODES of Newcastle township. He was married 39 years ago and moved to the vicinity of Athens where he has since resided.
Mrs. Rhodes, the former Emma HOPPES, was born in Ohio on Nov. 14, 1884, the daughter of Calvin and Mary HOPPES. She came to Indiana about 40 years ago. She was a member of the Athens U. B. church, the Sunshine club and the Mothers of World War II.
Surviving are eight children, Clyde [RHODES] of Waukegan, Ill; Cecil [RHODES] and Rex [RHODES], in France; Richard [RHODES] of Rochester; Ross [RHODES] and Robert [RHODES] at home, and the daughter, Mrs. Claudia SHRIVER, Akron.
Mr. Rhodes is survived, in additon, by three sisters, Mrs. Victoria ACCOE, Mrs. Gladys HARRIS and Mrs. Agnes URBIN, all of South Bend, and three brothers, Colfax [RHODES] of Athens, Sumner [RHODES] of Fort Wayne and Ray [RHODES] of South Bend.
And in addition, Mrs. Rhodes is survived by four brothers, Guy HOPPES, Macy; Brent [HOPPES] and Don [HOPPES], Indianapolis, Dorsey [HOPPES], of Kokomo, and two sisters, Mrs.Audrey RILEY, Knightstown, and Mrs. Ida WELLER, Marion.
Funeral services will be held from the Athens U. B. church at 2 p.m., Wednesday, with the Rev. CHRISLER of Athens and the Rev. LONGENBAUGH of Inwood officiating. Burial at Athens.

Benjamin F. Darkwood
Benjamin F. DARKWOOD, retired farmer, passed away at 9:40 o'clock Sunday evening at his home, 1102 South Monroe street. Death resulted from heart trouble following several months' illness. The Darkwoods moved to this city from Gary a few years ago.
Mr. Darkwood was born Nov. 22, 1891, at New Paris, Ind. His parents were Louis and Hannah (FISHER) DARKWOOD. He was married to Clara M. DARKWOOD Dec. 31, 1914.
The deceased was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Louise [DARKWOOD] and Grace [DARKWOOD], at home; a son, Virgil [DARKWOOD], in the service of the U. S.; four sisters, Mrs. Verna R. WAGNER of Bristol, Ind., Mrs. Denny RIGBY of Goshen, Mrs. Jesse HOOVER of New Paris and Mrs. Wilbur WERNER of Chesterton, Ind., and a brother, Lloyd DARKWOOD of Nappanee.
The body was removed to the Foster funeral home where it will lie in state until the hour of the services. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Minnie Ritter
Word of the death at Dexter, Mich., of Mrs. Minnie RITTER, 79, has been received here. Death resulted from a stroke which the deceased suffered some time ago.
Mrs. Ritter, wife of the late John RITTER, who died about eight years ago, was for many years a resident of the Mount Zion community, but in recent years has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Ivan DAVIS of Dexter, where her death occurred. She was born in Pennsylvania on July 16, 1863, the daughter of David and Annie STEPHY.
Besides the daughter mentioned above, she is survived also by another daughter, Mrs. Reuben WAECHTER, of Akron, and several grandchildren.
The remains will be brought to the Foster Funeral home here pending arrangements for the last rites. Burial will be made in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Tuesday, January 23, 1945

Minnie Ritter
Final rites for Mrs. Minnie RITTER who passed away at the home of her daughter in Dexter, Michigan, will be held from the Foster funeral home at 10:30 Wednesday morning with the Rev. W. J. Schroer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Ronnie Keith Smith
Ronnie Keith SMITH, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam SMITH of near Kewanna, died early this morning at Woodlawn hospital, a victim of pneumonia.
Besides the parents, he is survived by three brothers, William [SMITH], Ernest [SMITH] and Dean [SMITH] and four sisters, Freda [SMITH], Thelma [SMITH], Shirley [SMITH] and Judy [SMITH] all at home.
Funeral rites will be held at the Foster funeral home at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.

Wendell Sedam
GRASS CREEK SOLDIER IS KILLED IN ACTION
Relatives at Grass Creek have received word of the death of Pvt. Wendell SEDAM, 19, which occurred in the European war theatre on December 27th.
Wendell is the son of Claude and Gertrude SEDAM, former Grass Creek residents, now of South Bend. Pvt. Sedam was a member of the 84th Division and was one of the first paratroopers used in the invasion.
Mrs. Carrie BURNS, of Grass Creek, the maternal grandmother, went to South Bend Monday to be with her daughter a few days.
[NOTE: Wendell Sedam, 20, Grass Creek, killed in action in Belgium, December 29, 1944. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Goldie Tombaugh
Miss Goldie TOMBAUGH, 55, died this morning at her home, East Rochester street, Akron, following an illness of several months. Death was due to complications.
Miss Tombaugh was for many years a secretary at the Culver Military Academy.
Born Feb. 25, 1889, she was the daughter of Hezekiah and Hannah TOMBAGH of near Gilead. One brother, Jesse L. TOMBAUGH, R. 3, Rochester, [survives, with three nephews, Wayne Hurst TOMBAUGH, Gerald Howe TOMBAUGH and Robert Lincoln TOMBAUGH, the latter two presently in the U.S. Army, all sons of her deceased brother, George Esta and wife Josephine HURST TOMBAUGH, and a fourth nephew, Wendell Carvey TOMBAUGH, son of her brother Jesse Lawrence and wife Garnet CARVEY TOMBAUGH].
Funeral services will be held at the Akron Church of God at 1:30 Friday afternoon with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial at Enterprise [Tombaugh] cemetery, [in Perry Township, Miami County].

Billy Van Fassen
NEPHEW OF LOCAL MAN IS KILLED IN ACTION
James VAN FASSEN, owner and manager of the Rochester Office Machine Service, has been advised of the death over Belgium of his nephew, Lt. Billy VAN FASSEN of Holland, Mich., which occurred Jan. 16.
Young Van Fassen, who wass 22, had visited his relatives here on several occasions. After he received his wings he was assigned to duty as a fighter pilot. At the time of his death in action, he was on a mission from his base in England. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Al VAN FASSEN of Holland.
[The News-Sentinel, Tuesday, January 23, 1945]

Guy L. Murfitt
WOUNDS PROVE FATAL TO SGT. GUY MURFITT
Reports reaching relatives here now disclose that S/Sgt. Guy L. MURFITT, of Leiters Ford, reported seiously wounded in Luxembourg on Dec. 25, succumbed to injuries on Jan. 5.
Murfitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MURFITT of Aubbeenaubbee township, was a graduate of the Leiters Ford schools. He joined the Army July 6, 1942, and went overseas July 1, 1944.
On Christmas Day while delivering the Christmas dinner to his men in the line, he was struck by enemy fire and fell wounded. Ten days later the wounds proved fatal.
His wife, the former Donna CASTLEMAN, resides with her mother, Mrs. Lloyd CASTLEMAN, in the Loyal neighborhood.

Wednesday, January 24, 1945

Ella Eshelman
Mrs. Ella ESHELMAN, 70, widow of the late Adam ESHELMAN, died late last night at her home in Akron after an illness of several months. Death was due to complications.
Mrs. Eshelman was well known in the eastern section of the county where she has resided many years. An obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Thursday's issue of this newspaper.

Benjamin F. Darkwood
Funeral services for Benjamin F. DARKWOOD will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Rochester Church of God. Rev. POWELL will officiate. The body will then be removed to New Paris, Ind., where rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Interment will be in a New Paris cemetery.

Thursday, January 25, 1944

Ella Mae Eshelman
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today.
Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death.
Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend.

George A. Shambarger
George A. SHAMBARGER, 59, well-known Macy resident, passed away this morning at his home following an acute heart attack. Shambarger had been ill for about five years, but was in serious condition only a few hours.
Born July 6, 1885 in Fulton county, he was the son of L. K. and Frances (ALLEN) SHAMBARGER. He resided most of his life in and around Macy. He practiced farming and retired a few years ago because of ill health.
On Aug. 17, 1912, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth GEAREN, and to this union were born one son, Glen [SHAMBARGER], now in service in the Aleutian Islands, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles SLISHER, Jr., of Macy. He was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Besides the wife, son and daughter, he is survived by five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. William WRIGHT and Mrs. Charles ALLEN of the Macy community, and four brothers, James [SHAMBARGER] of Peru, L. J. [SHAMBARGER] of Macy, Alfred [SHAMBARGER] of Fort Wayne and Dan [SHAMBARGER] of Macy.
The remains will be taken from the Ditmire mortuary at Fulton to the residence sometime Friday. Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of Denver officiating, with the Rev. Jack FULCHER of Macy assisting. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery.

Friday, January 26, 1945

Raymond Lewis Hartle
NAVY MAKES POSTHUMOUS AWARD TO LEYTE VICTIM
The Navy department has just announced the award, posthumously, of the Medal of the Purple Heart and the Certificate of Military Merit to Raymond Lewis HARTLE, 20, who was killed in action off Leyte on Oct. 24, 1944.
The citation, together with the medals, have been received by Mr. and Mrs. Charles HARTLE, the parents, in recognition of Seaman First Class Hartle's intrepid bravery in action during the first invasion of the Filippines.

Emerson L. Towne
KILLED IN ACTION
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Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. TOWNE, route 3, recently received a letter from the chaplain telling of the death of their son, Pfc. Emerson L. TOWNE, killed in action on Oct. 2, 1944, in the province of Lorraine, France. The chaplain stated Emerson was buried in an American cemetery in Lorraine. The Townes received posthumously a Purple Heart which had been awarded to their son.
Emerson, prior to his entry into the armed services in 1942, engaged in farming. The survivors are his parents; six [sic] sisters and five brothers, namely: Mrs. Lucille RYNEARSON of this city, Cpl. James TOWNE now in service in France, Harold TOWNE of Akron, Mrs. Evelyn SCHULTZ of South Bend, Vernon TOWNE at home, Mrs. Catherine CRALL of this city, Pfc. Clyde E. TOWNE, Jr., now of France, Jack E. TOWNE of Marseilles, Ill., and Norma Jean [TOWNE] and Mary Ann TOWNE at home. Plans for memorial services are incomplete.

Mary L. Speyer
Rochester relatives and friends early today were apprised of the death of Mrs. Henry SPEYER, 75, which occured at her home in Culver at 10:30 o'clock Thursday evening. Death resulted from a heart attack which was suffered at 10 o'clock Thursday evening after the Speyers had returned home from spending the evening with friends. Previous to the fatal attack the well-known Culver lady and been enjoying her usual good health. Mrs. Speyer had a host of friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
[Mary PEEPLES] was the daughter of George and Kathryn PEEPLES, a pioneer Maxinkuckee family which once owned the Vonnegut farm and other land along the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. Her husband, Henry SPEYER, is a retired merchant and former postmaster of Culver. Mrs. Speyer was a member of the Methodist church and was active in the social and civic affairs of that community for a long number of years.
Survivors are her husband, and the following children, Pauline [SPEYER] and George SPEYER, both of Culver; Mrs. Helen RHODES and Mrs. Marguerite REYNOLDS, both of South Bend; Mrs. Ruth SHAW of Escanaba, Mich.; Harry SPEYER of Plymouth; Jack SPEYER of New York City, and eight grandchildren, three of whom are in the service.
Funeral services will be held at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Culver cemetery. Several Rochester relatives and friends will attend the services.

Saturday, January 27, 1945

John Andrew Hartman
Funeral rites for John Andrew HARTMAN, 82, will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Val Zimmerman memorial chapel with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Hartman died Friday afternoon at the home of his niece, Mrs. Lawrence CASTLE, 913 Jefferson street, following an illness of long duration. He had made his home with the Castles for the past 20 years. He was born April 5, 1862. One sister, Mrs. Josephine BRYANT of Akron and several nieces and nephews survive.

Mary Gretchen Duey
Mrs. Mary Gretchen DUEY, 51, wife of John DUEY of route 2, Macy, died at the Ewing nursing home in Rochester at 8:39 p.m. Thursday.
[Mary Gretchen HOFFMAN] was born near Macy, Nov. 15, 1893, a daughter of Asbury and Elizabeth (BARNHART) HOFFMAN. She was united in marriage with Mr. Duey, July 7, 1922, at St. Joe, Mich. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors include the husband and three children, David [DUEY], Jeanette [DUEY] and John Vincent DUEY, all at home.
Funeral services will be held at the Macy Christian church at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. William SHUMAN in charge. Interment will be in Plainview cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence at 9 o'clock Sunday morning where it will remain until time of the services. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 to 3 p.m.
The deceased was a cousin of Hugh A. BARNHART of this city and the sister-in-law of Phil DUEY, nationally known radio singer.

Ida Kitchen
Mrs. Ida KITCHEN, widow of the late James KITCHEN, and former resident of Akron, passed away at a hospital in Atlancic, Iowa, Jan. 21.
Mrs. Kitchen was living alone in an apartment. A niece, Mrs. Roy FANCOLLY, took her dinner to her on Jan. 16 and found her lying on the floor, having suffered a stroke in the night or early morning. She was removed to the hospital and passed away three days before her 82nd birthday.
Mrs. Kitchen was the youngest of fourteen children, born to William and Sarah (NEWBY) THOMPSON. Funeral services and burial were held at Atlancic.
A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clyde KITCHEN, three grandsons, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons survive, besides several nephews and nieces in Indiana.

Monday, January 29, 1945

Eugene J. Meredith
Eugene J. MEREDITH, 58, lifelong resident of the Argos community, passed away Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at his home, 408 North Michigan street, Argos. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of two years.
Eugene J., son of Francis and Nora MEREDITH, was born at Talma, Ind., Sept. 20, 1886. On April 17, 1912, he was united in marriage with Luberta DENPLE, who passed away in 1930. His second marriage on July 11, 1938, was to Hazel FRENIBBOFF of Gary. He was a brick mason and was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife and seven children by his first marriage, namely: Richard [MEREDITH] of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. Elnora SERRIS of Plymouth; Mrs. Jane MILLER of South Bend; Sgt. Glendon MEREDITH now in France; S 2/c Gordon MEREDITH in the Philippines; Miss Lucille MEREDITH of Plymouth; Miss Genevieve MEREDITH of Washington, D.C., and two brothers, Dallas [MEREDITH] of South Bend and Murton [MEREDITH] of Syracuse.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. James NEILL will officiate and interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

Loy Cook
Loy COOK, 66, former partner in the Cook & Son general store at Leiters Ford, expired Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert LONGWORTHY, in Midland, Mich. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past year.
Born on a farm in the Leitrs Ford community, he was the son of William and Martha (MILLER) COOK. While still a young man he became affiliated with Earl SEE and was widely known as a merchant. He retired from business a year or so ago because of ill health. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church and the IOOF lodge.
Survivors include the daghter, Mrs. Longworthy, and a brother, William COOK of Monroeville, Ind. The body has been returned to the Foster funeral home in this city.
Last rites will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. BURGETT officiating. Burial at Leiters Ford. The remains were removed from the Foster funeral home to the Leiters Ford chapel this afternoon.

John Rans
Funeral services were held this afternoon for John RANS, 53, who passed away Saturday evening at his home in Fulton after a long illness.
The deceased was born in Grass Creek Dec. 31, 1891, and resided in Wayne township almost his entire life. He was the son of Francis and Lucy RANS. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include the widow, the former Lydia REED, to whom he was married May 4, 1913; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret St. CLAIR of Grass Creek; a foster daughter, Claretta, at home, and one brother, Edgar RANS of Plymouth.

Tuesday, January 30, 1945

Eligah E. Quick
Graveside services were held this afternoon at Leiters Ford cemetery for Eligah E. QUICK, 84, a retired carpenter who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Russell PLETCHER, South Bend, early Sunday morning.
Quick, a resident for many years of the Delong community, had lived for the past nine years in South Bend. He was born in Miami county on July 4, 1861. His wife, Clara [QUICK], preceded him in death several years ago. Besides the daughter, Mrs. Pletcher, he is survived by three sons, W.E. QUICK, Jesse [QUICK] and Delbert [QUICK], and a daughter, Mrs. Irene PHILLIPS, all of South Bend; twenty-two grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.

Ora Raymond Bolinger
WALNUT YOUTH KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
The War department on Monday revealed the death in action of Pfc. Ora Raymond BOLINGER, 20, son of Oliver E. and Lois BOLINGER of the Walnut community.
Pfc. Bolinger, a member of the 11th Armored Division, under General Patton, was killed Jan. 14. He was born in Blue Island, Ill., Sept. 15, 1924, and came to Indiana in 1936. He attended school at Walnut and graduated from the Argos High school. Later he attended business college in Fort Wayne and was inducted into the Army in April, 1943. He trained in Utah, Washington and California camps and went overseas several months ago.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Edward [BOLINGER] in school at Fort Wayne; two sisters, Esther [BOLINGER] and Doris [BOLINGER], at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward OYLER and Mrs. Flora BOLINGER.

James B. Hileman
James B. HILEMAN, 59, a lifelong resident of the Disko community, died Monday morning at his home after an illness of several weeks. Death was due to complications.
The deceased, a son of Henry and Lucinda HILEMAN, was born near Disko on Aug. 15, 1885. His wife was the former Reca KITCHEL, who with a daughter, Mrs. Marie DOCK of Warsaw, a brother, Arden HILEMAN of Disko and a sister, Mrs. Russell HAMMER of Warsaw, survive.
Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church, Disko, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in South Pleasant cemetery northeast of Disko. The remains were taken from the Moyer funeral home at Akron to the residence on Tuesday morning.

Charles J. Patton
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home for Charles J. PATTON, 74, a retired C. & O. passenger conductor who died at his apartment, 505 1/2 Main street, Monday afternoon. Patton had been a lake resident for several years, but due to weather and fuel conditions, moved into the city apartment last fall. He was born in Miami county June 4, 1872, and had been a resident of Peru for many years. He was retired as a passenger train conductor about three years ago.
Surviving ar the widow, Mrs. Ethel KEEL PATTON; two step-sons, Glen [KEEL] and Rex KEEL of Indianapolis; a niece, Mrs. Jerry CHAMBERLAIN of Peru, and two nehews. The remains will lie in state at the Foster chapel until the hour of the funeral. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

Wednesday, January 31, 1945

Wayne Scott
ANOTHER COUNTY MAN IS BELGIAN BATTLE VICTIM
Pfc. Wayne SCOTT, 22, son of the late Francis SCOTT, was killed in action in Belgium on Dec. 17, 1944, according to information released by the War Department today.
Pfc. Scott was born near Bass Lake, Indiana on April 6, 1922. At an early age he moved with his parents to Fulton county and resided here until inducted into the army in September 1942. He trained at Camp Rucker, Alabama and went overseas late in 1943, where he saw action on several fronts and in numerous engagements.
Surviving are one brother, Kenneth SCOTT of Hammond; one sister, Mrs. Thelma BRUCE, Walkerton, and two half-brothers, John E. [SCOTT], and Robert F. SCOTT, both of South Bend.

Thursday, February 1, 1945

[no obits]

Friday, February 2, 1945

Rolland Meyer
PFC. ROLLAND MEYER IS PLACED ON MISSING LIST
Mrs. Ollie BREEN, 1106 Elm street, this city, has just received word that her son, Pfc. Rolland MEYER, has been "missing in action" since Jan. 15.
The message which came from the War department did not give the theater of action wherein Rolland was serving, but relatives here believed he was with the infantry in its drive along the northern end of the Allied western line in Europe.
Rolland attended school in this city and prior to his induction into the service he was employed as a farm laborer for a few years. He is 23 years of age and has many friends throughout the county.
[NOTE: Rolland Meyer, 23, Rochester, killed in action in Belgium, January 15, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Saturday, February 3, 1945

Dianne A. Deniston
Little Dianne A. [DENISTON], three-month-old daughter of William H. and Mary (McDOUGLE) DENISTON, passed away Friday afternoon at her home 315 West Ninth street. Death resulted from an embolism.
Dianne was born Nov. 2, 1944 at the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis. She was removed to the Deniston home here about two weeks ago.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Chesley T. HOWELL were held Saturday afternoon at the Val Zimmerman memorial chapel. Interment was made in the IOOF [cemetery].

Robert Dean Richardson
MISSING TAIL GUNNER NOW REPORTED KILLED
Mr. and Mrs. George BUTLER, 231 East Eighth street, were today notified of the death of their grandson, Sgt. Robert Dean RICHARDSON, 21, who was killed over Aachen, Germany, on July 19, last.
Sgt. Richardson, a tail gunner on a Flying Fortress, was reported missing in action at that time when his ship was shot down. Since no word was received following the first report, it is presumed that recent capture of that area by American forces has revealed his death.
Richardson, a resident of Indianapolis, often visited his grandparents and other relatives here, and was quite well known in this city.

Victor Scott
PVT. VICTOR SCOTT KILLED IN ACTION
Pvt. Victor SCOTT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy SCOTT and a nephew of John SCOTT and the late Francis SCOTT of this city, was killed in action on Jan. 15 in the European theatre, according to word received by relatives here. His death preceded by two days that of his cousin, Pvt. Wayne SCOTT of this city, which occurred Jan. 17 in the same theatre of operations.
Pvt. Scott had been overseas several months and was presumed to have lost his life during the break-through in France or Belgium. He was well known in this city, although he resided in Marshall county.

Monday, February 5, 1945

Ward Dunlap
Ward DUNLAP, 32, lifelong resident of Argos, passed away Sunday morning at the Kelly hospital, following a week's illness from complications. Mr. Dunlap had been in ill health however, for quite some time. He had many friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Ward, son of John T. and Lura (WIDENES) DUNLAP, was born in Argos on Aug. 7, 1912. He was united in marriage with Julia BROCKUS on Oct. 10, 1942. Mr. Dunlap was employed at the Bendix Aviation Co., South Bend, at the time of his demise. He was a member of the Masonic Order of Argos.
Surviving are his wife, Julia; the mother, Mrs. Lura Dunlap, both of Argos; five brothers, Audra [DUNLAP] and Earl [DUNLAP], both of Argos; Myron [DUNLAP] of Montana, Vernon [DUNLAP] of Michigan City, Eugene [DUNLAP] of Spokane, Wash.; and three sisters, Mrs. Stella HUDDLE of Village Oak, Calif., Mrs. Delores SWARTZ of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Mildred RITTER of Oregon.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ernest TREBER, of the Argos Christian church, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Umbaugh funeral home. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Pearl Bowman
Mrs. Roy FENSTERMAKER has received word of the death of Mrs. Pearl BOWMAN of Hammond. Velmar BOWMAN of this city, a son who is stationed at Corona, Calif., will leave for Hammond today. Funeral services will be held in Hammond on Friday. Mrs. Velmar BOWMAN was formerly Lillian FENSTERMAKER of this city.

William Otis "Oce" Kilmer
William Otis "Oce" KILMER, well known East Ninth street resident and for many years a bulk oil plant operator and distributor, died Sunday night at his home following a long illness.
The deceased, 75, was born in this county, Oct.9, 1869, the son of Wellington and Eliza KILMER. On Sept. 1, 1891, he was united in marriage with Emma McKITRICK and to this union were born two sons, Dean [KILMER], of Logansport, and Robert [KILMER], of South Bend, and one daughter, Mrs. Irene FYVIE, of Oakland, Calif., who with the widow and a brother, Frank [KILMER], of San Bernadino, Calif., and three grandchildren, survive. Mr. Kilmer was a member of the Rochester Methodist church. He had resided in this city all of his life.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.
Funeral services will be held from the residence, 475 East Ninth street, Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS of the Rochester Methodist church in charge. Burial in IOOF cemeterhy.
The remains were moved Monday to the residence where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Martha McDougle
Mrs. Martha McDOUGLE, 86, a resident for many years of the town of Fulton, passed away last night at the home of her son, Walter McDOUGLE, this city, following an illness of several months.
[Martha TIPTON] was born in Cass county on Nov. 7, 1858, the daughter of Ira and Adeline TIPTON. Her husband, Edwin H. McDOUGLE, preceded her in death.
Besides the son, Walter, of this city, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bertha TROUTMAN, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. F. B. TROUTMAN, Elmhurst, Ill., and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD of the Rochester U. B. church in charge. Burial will be made in Metea cemetery. The body will remain at the Ditmire mortuary where friends may call.

Ira B. Yearick
Ira B. YEARICK, 85, pioneer resident of the Argos community, died early this morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles WHITESIDE in Argos, with whom he had resided for some time. Death was due to complications after an illness of about two weeks.
Born in Ohio on Oct. 6, 1859, he was the son of William and Sarah YEARICK. He came to Argos while still a young man and engaged in farming throughout his active years. He was married to Alice WICKHISER who preceded him in death several years ago. He was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors include a son, Alonzo [YEARICK], of South Bend, and a daughter, Mrs. Edna Helen VORCIS of LaPorte.
Funeral services will be held from the Umbaugh funeral parlors in Argos on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove.

Wednesday, February 7, 1945

Mary Thomas Truax
Mary THOMAS TRUAX, 88, died early this morning at Kelly hospital, Argos, where she has resided for the past eight years. Death was due to complications attendant to age.
The deceased was born in Wisconsin Nov. 18, 1856, but moved o Argos many years ago. On Nov. 2, 1876, she was united in marriage to James THOMAS, who died in 1927. In 1928 she married Zibe TRUAX who died in 1938. She was a member of the Argos Church of God.
Mrs. Truax is survived by two daughters by her first marriage, Mrs. Anna MITCHNER of Argos and Mrs. Edna HOKE of South Bend, and one foster son, Ray THOMAS of Nappanee.
Last rites will be held from the Grossman chapel in Argos at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. James NEILL of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
The remans will lie in state at the chapel until the hour of the funeral.

Earl Kesler
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Silver Lake for Earl KESLER, 61, a native of Fulton county, but for the past several years a resident of the Mentone community. He was a victim of Hodgin's disease. Interment was made at Marion.
The deceased was born in Talma on April 3, 1883, the son of Reuben and Molly (ELY) KESLER. In 1905 he was married to Bertha HILL. Thirteen years ago they moved to Silver Lake and resided near there until a year ago when they moved to their farm home west of Mentone.
Surviving besides the widow are two grandchildren, Betty [SANDERS] and Earl SANDERS, who reside at the Kesler home; two brothers, George KESLER of Marion and Guy KESLER of Dayton; and three sisters, Mrs. Lynn MURPHY of Logansport, Mrs. Laura BURNSWORTH of Anderson and Mrs. Esther HUMES of Marion.

Benjamin F. "Benny" DuBois
LT. BENNY DuBOIS IS NOW REPORTED KILLED OVER GERMANY NOV. 21
The War department today notified relatives here of the death of 2nd. Lt. Benny DuBOISs, 27, navigator, who was killed in action over Germany on Nov. 21, last.
This information, released by the German government to the International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, followed the original report on Dec. 8 stating that he was missing in action.
Served As County Recorder
Lt. Dubois had been attached to the U. S. Eighth air force then based in England had many missions over Germany prior to his tragic accident, when his bomber was shot down by enemy fire.
He was the son of the late Howard and Mabel DuBOIS, graduated from the Rochester High school and became affiliated with his father and grandfather, B. F. FRETZ, in the abstract of title business in this city. On the death of his mother, then serving her second term as county recorder, he was appointed to fill the vacancy, an assignment which he handled with credit to the county and to himself.
Following his induction into the service he entered flying school and was graduated a second lieutenant navigator. His military record was outstanding throughout his term of service.
Thought He Landed
A squadron pilot who followed DuBois' plane on the ill-fated mission, reported seeing the lieutenant bale out, and parachute to earth. This report gave relatives and friends the hope that he might have landed safely to become a war prisoner.
Besides the grandparents, he is survived by two brothers in service, Robert O. [DuBOIS], with the Navy on the Atlantic coast, and Tommy [DuBOIS], with the Army in California. A sister, Mrs. Dorothy GUSTIN, resides in Peru.
[NOTE: Benjamin F. DuBOIS, Ind 2nd Lt 427 AAF Bomb Sq WW2, Oct. 2, 1915 - Nov. 21, 1944 (military marker) - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.]

Thursday, February 8, 1945 to Monday, February 12, 1945

[no obits]

Tuesday, February 13, 1945

Joseph Edgar Gilbert
LT. JOSEPH GILBERT BURIED AT LEYTE; WIFE GETS LETTER
Mrs. Judy GILBERT, wife of Lt. Joseph Edgar GILBERT who was killed in action in the Southwest Pacific area December 7, has recently received a letter from the acting commanding officer of the ship on which Joe met his death. The message follows:
c/o Fleet Post Office,
San Francisco, Calif
"Dear Judy:
"I write to you with sincere regret and deepest sympathy concerning your husband, Lieutenant (j.g.) Joseph Edgar Gilbert, who was killed in action on board this ship on 7 December 1944.
"Joe was loved as an officer and as a friend by every man on board. At the time of his death he was at his battle station while this vessel was retiring from a particularly hazardous operation under attack by enemy aircraft. Death came instantaneously when the enemy struck a fatal blow which crippled our ship and took toll of the lives of the many fine officerrs and men. A military funeral and religious services were held at the burial at the United States Army Field Cemetry No. 1, Leyte, Philippine Islands.
"Joe's loss leaves a deep personal wound in the heart of everyone of us on board. He fought this hated war in accordance with the highest tradtions of the naval service. He made the greatest and most noble sacrifice a man can make. I have lost a beloved fellow officer and close friend.
"Please accept deepest sympathy from myself and the ship's officers and crew.
"Sincerely,
"Richard E. HAWES, Jr.
"Lieutenant, USNR
"Acting Commanding Officer."
Dr. H. C. Bowers
Final rites for Dr. H. C. BOWERS, well known Akron physician who succumbed to injuries received in an auto-truck accident south of Kokomo Saturday morning, will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the rsidence, East Rochester street, in Akron.
Services will be in charge of the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMAKER with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH assisting. Burial will be made in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.
The remains were taken this morning from the Moyer funeral home to the residence.

Sarah Ann Jones
Mrs. Sarah Ann JONES, 83, wife of James Franklin JONES, passed away Monday evening at her home in Culver following a week's illness. The deceased, who was born in Pulaski county, had resided in Pulaski, Fulton and Marshall counties at different intervals throughout her life.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Grace COOK of Monroeville, Ind.; three sons, Alvin [JONES] of Culver, Frank [JONES] of Walkerton and Ray [JONES] of Converse; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth TUTENDENRICH of Kewanna; ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Rites will be held at the Zion Methodist church, 12 miles south of Culver, on Thursday aftrnoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. HOWELL will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The body lies in state at the residence in Culver, where friends may pay their respects.

Wednesday, February 14, 1945

Ike M. Wile
The final rites for the late Ike M. WILE were held at the home Tuesday afternoon with a legion of friends and relatives in attendance. Practically all of the business houses in the city were closed during the hour of the services in order that the personnel could pay their respects to the family of the pioneer merchant. Out of town people attending the services were:
Ben OPPENHEIM, Gene OPPENHEIM, Mrs. Frederick M. McCLURE, Ike OPPENHEIM, Dan BRADY, Lou URCHEL, George BENDER, and Mr. KAHN, all of North Manchester.
Jake POLAY, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. KROEGER and J. C. KIRKPATRICK, of Logansport.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BABCOCK, Harry CRUMP and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. BARNHART, of Indianapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. L. LAUER, Mrs. Bernice BROOKS, Mr. and Mrs. G. RITTENHOUSE, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul McCARTHY, of Plymouth.
Jake LEVINE, of LaPorte; Mrs. Louis J. ROSENBURG, of South Bend; Blanche and Minnie ROSENBERG, of Hamilton, Ohio; Art LEITER, of Connersville, Ind.; Mrs. Albert ROSENBERG, of Cincinnati; Ward McCARTY, of Norfolk, Va.; Jimmy ANDERSON, of Kokomo; Fred and Mac SENGER, of Peru, and Ivan NEWMAN, of South Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice YUSTER, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur JACOBS, Mrs. Norman LAKIN of Columbus, Ohio; Lee WILE, of Springfield, Mass.; Ralph REDEL, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Mr. and Mrs. Harold REDEL, of Chicago.

Infant Son Gamble
The infant son of Edward and Orletha GAMBLE, 410 W. Sixth street, who died at birth this morning, was buried this afternoon in Leiters Ford cemetery.

John Douglass
John DOUGLASS, 47, formerly of Grass Creek, a mail clerk and veteran of the first World War, died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in Plymouth following a long illness.
The deceased is survived by the widow, the former Irene EIKELBERNER of Royal Centre; four children, Mary [DOUGLASS], Joyce [DOUGLASS], William [DOUGLASS] and Tommy [DOUGLASS]; the mother, of Grass Creek; three brothers, Elmer [DOUGLASS] of Grass Creek, Joe [DOUGLASS] of Fort Wayne and Albert DOUGLASS of Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Eva SAUNDERS of Logansport, and three brothers-in-law, Glen [EIKELBERNER], Ray [EIKELBERNER] and Fred EIKELBERNER, all of Logansport.

Thursday, February 15, 1945

Forrest Mann
ARGOS SOLDIER IS KILLED IN ACTION
Mrs. Lela ELLIOTT of Argos has been notified of the death of her brother, Pfc. Forrest MANN, age 37, of Geneva, Ind. Pfc. Mann was killed in action on Jan. 18, 1945, while serving with a heavy artillery unit of the Fifth army in Italy.
Pvt. Mann is survived by his wife and daughter, Sharon Kay [MANN], and two brothers, Cpl. Clarence MANN and Pfc. Harvey MANN, who are both stationed in France. A nephew, Cpl. Charles ELLIOTT, son of Mrs. Lela ELLIOTT, also is stationed in France.

Herbert Gene Clinker
Herbert Gene CLINKER, 17, son of Mrs. Jessie CLINKER JUDD, of Akron, died Thursday evening at 7:05 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, this city, of injuries sustained last Friday evening when a car in which he was riding with William MERLEY, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey MERLEY, north of Akron, crashed into the rear of a truck loaded with livestock, driven by Rolland SMITH of Rochester.
The deceased was born near Akron July 14, 1928 and received his schooling in the Akron schools. His father, Ivan CLINKER, passed away several years ago.
He is survived by his mother, a brother, Wallace CLINKER, of Mishawaka, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles COPLEN of near Athens. He was a member of the Bethlehem church, north of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at the Athens U. B. church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Mary Ellen Craig Keim
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, for Mrs. Mary Ellen [CHRISTNER] CRAIG KEIM, 92, who succumbed to infirmities at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie WARD, Indianapolis, early this morning.
Born in Pennsylvania on August 12, 1852, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter CHRISTNER. She came to the Akron community many years ago and during her lifetime there, she was active in church affairs as a memer of the Church of the Brethren.
Surviving, besides the daughter, Mrs. Ward, are three daughters, Miss Claudia KEIM, Huntington; Mrs. Ed McKAY, South Bend, and Mrs. Vemena BICKLE, Roann; two sons, James CRAIG, of California, and Virgil CRAIG, of British Columbia; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be in charge of the Rev. William OVERHOLZER and burial will be made in Gaerte cemetery.

Mrs. Milo Cutshall
Word has been rceived of the death of Mrs. Milo CUTSHALL, well known Akron resident, which occurred early this morning in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis.
Mrs.Cutshall had been under observation in the hospital for two weeks. Further details and obituary will be carried in Friday's News-Sentinel.

Friday, February 16, 1945

Martha Cutshall
Final rites for Mrs. Milo CUTSHALL, 68, who passed away in Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, early Thursday morning, will be held at the Akron Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. R. FENSTERMAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
[Martha CUTSHALL], the former Martha PONTIUS, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Akron Methodist church. She had been a patient in the Methodist hospital for the past two weeks. Death was due to complications.
Survivors include the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lamoin HAND of Akron, and Mrs. William KRETZMEIER of Batesville, and three grandchildren.

Norman Paul Thomas
FORMER DELONG YOUTH IS KILLED IN ACTION
Pfc. Norman Paul THOMAS, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. William THOMAS of Delong, was killed in action in Luzon, Jan. 13, according to a telegram from the War department.
He had been in service for two and a half years and had been overseas since September 1943. Before entering the Army he was employed at the Culver Military academy.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Annabelle BAKER THOMAS; two small children; his parents; four brothers, Robert [THOMAS] and Roy [THOMAS], both ovrseas, and Earl [THOMAS] and Raymond [THOMAS], at home; one sister, Mrs. Hope WARREN, rural route, Rochester, and other relatives and friends.
[NOTE: Norman Paul Thomas, 25, Delong, killed in action in Luzon, Philippines, January 13, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Libbie Foster Kinney
Funeral rites were held this afternoon for Mrs. Libbie FOSTER KINNEY, 65, wife of Perry KINNEY, who resides in the Log Bethel community near Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiated. Burial was made at Leesburg.
Mrs. Kinney was born in Ohio August 18, 1879 to Henry and Ellen LATHROP.
Surviving are the husband, Perry KINNEY; and six sons, Howard [KINNEY], Claypool; Delbert [KINNEY], Walkerton; Kenneth [KINNEY], Peru; Paul [KINNEY], Warsaw, Arthur [KINNEY], with the army in Italy; and Charles [KINNEY], with the army in Belgium. One son, Loyd [KINNEY], preceded her in death 16 years ago. Also surviving are two sisters, Lucy ROWE, Peru, and Mrs. Elmer PITTMAN, Warsaw.

Saturday, February 17, 1945

John Henry Meyer
Death claimed John Henry MEYER, 99, Fulton county's oldest citizen, at his daughtter's home in Fulton at 9:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to infirmities and complications from which he had suffered for several months.
The deceased was born in Switzerland in February, 1846. In 1864 he emigrated to America and took up farming in Liberty township where he has since resided. His parents werre Henry and Mary (STINGLEY) MEYER. His wife, whom he married on April 15, 1870, preceded him in death several years ago.
Surviving are four sons: Walter [MEYER] of Everett, Wash., Omer [MEYER] of Fort Wayne, Arthur [MEYER] of South Bend and Charles [MEYER] of Fulton, and two daughters, Mrs. Minnie OVERMYER of Rochester and Mrs. Louise ZARTMAN of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Zartman, in Fulton. Rev. CHAMBERS will officiate. Burial will be made in Fulton cemetery.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: Lydia C. MEYER, 1853-1937; John Henry MEYER, 1846-1945.]

Scott Crundwell
Scott CRUNDWELL, 63, died Friday evening at his home, five miles northwest of this city, following an illness of two years, the past four months of which have been critical.
The deceased, with his family, came to Fulton county from Highland, Ind., five years ago. During his active years he was interested in the civic and social affairs of his home city. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Highland.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie CRUNDWELL, two sons, Louis [CRUNDWELL] of Gary and Robert [CRUNDWELL] at home; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn SEROCZYNISKI of Calumet City, Ill.; one brother; two sisters, and three grandchildren.
The remains have been moved to the Lesniak funeral home, East Chicago. Funeral rites will be held at the Presbyterian church of Highland at 2 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, February 19, 1945

Jacob S. Snyder
Funeral services were held today at Roseland, and at the First Baptist church, Kewanna, for Jacob S. SNYDER, 82, who succumbed to complications at St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka, Friday night, following a long illness. Burial was made in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
The deceased was well known in the Kewanna community where he resided until 12 years ago when he went to Roseland, Ind., to make his home with his son, Robert. He was born in Fulton county Oct. 22, 1862. His wife, Clara, passed away in 1932. He was a member of the Baptist church and the IOOF lodge, Kewanna.
Survivors include six sons, Lloyd [SNYDER], Orville [SNYDER], Walter [SNYDER] and Hubert [SNYDER], of South Bend, John [SNYDER] of Reno, Nev., and Paul [SNYDER], of Fort Wayne; a brother, George [SNYDER] of Williamsville, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Ollie WILSON, Long Beach, Calif.

Elmer Lavoy Miller
Elmer Lavoy MILLER, 63, a well known resident of Henry township, died Saturday evening at his home southwest of Akron following an illness of several months. Death was ascribed to heart ailment and complications.
Born July 14, 1881, he was the son of Oliver and Katherine MILLER. During all of his active years he was engaged in farming.
Besides his wife, Ethel [MILLER], he is survived by two sons, Arlis [MILLER] of Camp Claiborne, La., and Roswell [MILLER] of Wabash; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma McPHERSON of Rolling Prairie, and a sister, Mrs. William GERRICH of Fulton.
Funeral arrangements as yet incomplete, will be announced later.

Tuesday, February 20, 1945

Elmer Lavoy Miller
Funeral services for Elmer Levoy MILLER, 66, well known Henry township farmer, who passed away Sunday evening at his home southwest of Akron, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Gilead Methodist church with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in Gilead cemetery.

Wednesday, February 21, 1945

Richard Dale Smith
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Grace Methodist church for little Richard Dale SMITH, four-and-a-half-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert SMITH, route 5, who fell victim to pneumonia in Woodlawn hospital Monday afternoon.
The child became seriously ill on Monday and all efforts to save him proved futile. A sister, Elaine [SMITH], three, is also confined to the hospital.
Richard Dale was born in Kewanna on March 14, 1940. He is survived by the parents and sister; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer SMITH, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. WILSON, Kewanna.
Funeral services will be in charge of the Rev. Frank BRIGGS. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The remains were taken today from the Val Zimmerman Memorial chapel to the home, on Road 25, where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Thursday, February 22, 1945

[no obits]

Friday, February 23, 1945

Monna Carrol [Creviston]
Monna Carrol [CREVISTON], three-and-a-half-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Auldo [CREVISTON] of Akron, died last night at her parents' home. She is survived by the parents and five brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in Omega cemetery, south of Akron. The body will be removed from the Moyer mortuary to the residence Saturday morning.

Saturday, February 24, 1945 to Monday, February 26, 1945

[no obits]

Tuesday, February 27, 1945

Bertha Crowel Sherland
Final rites were held this afternoon at South Bend for Mrs. Bertha CROWEL SHERLAND, 63, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen LECHLER, Mishawaka, late Saturday night.
The deceased was a native of Fulton, but for the past 22 years had been a resident of R. 6, South Bend.
Born in Fulton, Ind., she moved to South Bend 23 years ago. Survivors include her husband, Charles SHERLAND, whom she married in 1936; three sons, Forest CROWEL, Chicago; George CROWEL, Niles, Mich., and Cpl. Francis CROWEL, overseas; the daughter, Mrs. Lechler; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild and three brothers, John KRATHWOHL, Fulton; Philip KRATHWOHL, Lakeville, Ind., and Homer KRATHWOHL, Bremen, Ind.
Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka.

Louis Heckathorn
PFC. LOUIS HECKATHORN IS NOW REPORTED KILLED
Word has been received from the War Department by Mr. and Mrs. Lester HECKATHORN of Liberty township that their son, Pfc. Louis HECKATHORN, 20, was killed in action in Belgium on Feb. 4. He had previously been reported as missing.
Pfc. Heckathorn was born in South Bend on Oct. 16, 1924, but had resided in Fulton county almost all of his life. He was a graduate of Fulton high school and prvious to his induction in the Army on June 3, 1942, drove a milk truck for Armour & Co. He trained in camps in New York and Virginia and had been overseas since last October.
Surviving are the parents and a sister, LaDonna [HECKATHORN], at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. HECKATHORN of near Perrysburg and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WELLER of Marion.
[NOTE: Louis Heckathorn, 20, Fulton, killed in action in Germany, February 4, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Wednesday, February 28, 1945

Robert Clyde Beattie
Robert Clyde BEATTIE, 66, a resident of Fulton county almost all of his entire life, passed away Tuesday evening, following a long illness.
He was born in Wayne Township on Sept. 29, 1878, the son of William J. and Emma (BOOTS) BEATTIE, and for many years was engaged in the dry cleaning business. He was a member of the Woodmen's lodge.
Surviving are a son, Glen [BEATTIE]; three brothers, Clay [BEATTIE] of Detroit, Mich., Ray [BEATTIE] of Corvallis, Oregon, and Mark [BEATTIE] of Rochester.
Funeral services are as yet incomplete. The remains have been removed to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where friends may call.

Georgia M. Scott
Death came this morning to a prominent Kewanna resident, when Mrs. Georgia M. SCOTT, 63, expired following a serious illness of a week's duration. She had been in ill health for several months.
Georgia M. [MILLS], daughter of Lewis and Rachael (APT) MILLS, was born in Kewanna May 30, 1881, and on Dec. 17, 1902, became the bride of Frank S. SCOTT, a business man of Kewanna, who with one son, Robert [SCOTT], now stationed at Bergston Field, Texas, her mother, Mrs. Rachael MILLS, Kewanna, and two brothers, Russell MILLS, South Bend and Carl MILLS, Kewanna, survive.
The deceased has been active in church and social life in Kewanna for many years, as a member of the Methodist church of that city and a past matron, Order Eastern Star.
Funeral services are as yet incomplete. The remains will be held at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where friends may call.

Foster C. O'Blenis
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich., for Foster C. O'BLENIS, 75, who passed away Tuesday at his home there, following a brief illness.
The deceased was born and reared in Richland township, this county, but left the community when a young man and established his residence in the Michigan city, where he followed the trade of a carpenter.
He was the son of the late Sant and Matilda O'BLENIS and a brother of John [O'BLENIS] of this city, and of Mrs. A. J. RICE of Argos. Another brother, Nate [O'BLENIS], preceded him in death.

Thursday, March 1, 1945

Page Burrell
Friends in Rochester have received word of the death of Page BURRELL, 72, at the home of his son, Dick [BURRELL], in Huntington, on Wednesday morning.
The deceased will be remembered here as the resident manager of the old Rochester Glove company, several years ago. No funeral arrangements have been announced. Mr. Burrell was the victim of a heart attack, it is said.

Mrs. Frank B. Scott
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank B. SCOTT, Kewanna, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Harrison funeral home. Rev. John KIRKPATRICK will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Friday, March 2, 1945

Calvin R. Fisk, Jr.
NOW REPORTED KILLED
Culver, Ind., March 2. - Pvt. Calvin R. FISK, Jr., of Culver, who had been reported missing in action since Dec. 1 in Belbium, died on that date in France, according to a letter received from the War Department. The 19-year-old soldier was serving with the 10th armored infantry battalion andhad been overseas snce June, 1944. He entered the service in September, 1943.

Jack Beall
BROTHER OF LOCAL MAN NOW IS REPORTED KILLED
Ancil R. BEALL, local tire distributor, has just been notified that his brother, Sgt. Jack BEALL, 27, reported missing over Italy as of Oct. 1, 1943, has now been officially listed by the War Department as killed in action.
Sgt. Beall was associated with his brothers, Ancil and Thayne, in the operation of the Beall Tire Shop, this city, for some time prior to his enlistment in the Air Corps. He received the usual training in this country and was sent overseas where he was attached to the 15th air force, then based in Africa. It was from that base that his plane was reported shot down during a raid over Italy. He was reported missing in action at that time, but since no word of his whereabouts has ever been received, either by the War Department, or relatives in this country, he has been listed as killed.
Besides the brother, Ancil, here, he is survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. BEALL, Howe, Ind., two brothers, Thayne [BEALL], Kokomo and Ray [BEALL], Oakland, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. R. H. WILLIAMS, Los Angeles, Calif.

Page Burrell
In Thursday's News-Sentinel it was incorrectly stated that Page BURRELL passed away Wednesday at the home of his son, Dick, in Huntington. This should have read at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick BURRELL. Funeral services and burial will be made today at Union City, Ohio, where the deceased resided.

Saturday, March 3, 1945

John W. Shonk
John William SHONK, 80, a pioneer retired farmer of this community, passed away Friday Evening, 9:10 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jerry Metzler, of this city. Death resulted from carcinoma following a year's illness. Mr. Shonk had a host of friends throughout Fulton county.
John W., son of David and Lydia SHONK, was born in Pulaski county, Indiana on February 9th, 1865 and had been a resident of Rochester township for 76 years. He was twice wed, his first wife being Mrs. Caroline GUISE and his second marriage was to Minnie DAVIS. This ceremony was solemnized in Rochester on October 22nd, 1905. Mr. Shonk followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. For many years he resided on the Shonk farm, which is situated a short distance northwest of Rochester.
Surviving are three children by his first marriage, Mrs. H. S. LACKEY, of Ocean Side, Calif; Evelyn SHONK, of this city; Ralph SHONK, of Leiters Ford; two daughters by his second marriage, Mrs. Otis BURKETT, Mrs. Jerry METZLER, both of Rochester, and nine grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Foster funeral home, where friends may call.

Mary Ann Wise
Mrs. Mary Ann WISE, 59, well-known Henry township resident, died early this morning at Murray hospital in Warsaw following an illness of several months, due to complications.
[Mary Ann BATZ], daughter of Isaac and Ellen BATZ, was born in this county on Sept. 2, 1885, and has resided in Fulton county her entire life. She was united in marriage with Clyde WISE and settled on a farm three miles northwest of Akron, where she resided at the time of her demise. Three sons and one daughter were born as the fruits of this marriage.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, Arthur [WISE] of South Bend, Lonus [WISE] with the armed forces in Holland and Elden [WISE] at home; one daughter, Leola [WISE] of South Bend; one grandson; two brothers, Ganos BATZ of Culver and Fred BATZ of Leiters Ford. A sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held from the Akron Church of God at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made at Pierceton. The remains will be moved from the Moyer funeral home to the residence at 10 o'clock Sunday morning.

Monday, March 1, 1945 to Monday, March 5, 1945

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Tuesday, March 6, 1945

Lloyd Earl Gunder
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the residence in Culver for Lloyd Earl GUNDER, 42, who died suddenly Monday morning of a heart attack.
The deceased, a carpenter by trade, was born in Argos on Jan. 27, 1903, the son of Jay and Axia GUNDER, both deceased. He had resided in Argos until about nine years ago when he moved to Culver. He was married to Lesa ANDREWS on Aug. 25, 1926. To this union one son, Richard [GUNDER], at home, was born.
Other survivors include the widow and four sisters, Mrs. Lotta PICKEREL of Argos, Mrs. Grace EASH, Mrs. Ludell JAGGERS and Mrs. Flo BAIRD, all of Plymouth.
Burial will be made in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth, with the Rev. R. L. HALEY of South Bend in charge.

Wednesday, March 7, 1945

John Michner
John MICHNER, 77, well known Marshall county farmer, passed away 11 a.m. Tuesday at his home, two miles west of Argos on State Road 10. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months duration.
Mr. Michner was born at Xenia, Ohio on May 30th, 1867. He had been a resident of the Argos community for 44 years. He was united in marriage with Anna THOMAS on December 30th, 1906 at Argos.
Survivors are his wife, and a brother, James MICHNER, of Burlington, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. J. W. NEILL, of the Argos Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body lies in state at the Grossman mortuary.

Guy Hoover
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Chicago for Guy HOOVER, 63, former county resident, who died Sunday night in the Illinois city following an illness of several weeks due to paralysis. Burial was made there.
Hoover, a native of the Pleasant Hill commnity in Henry township left this county many years ago and settled in Chicago where he became the owner-manager of the Education Music Bureau. His wife was the former Myrtle OGDEN of this city. He was a member of the Masonic order and of the Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Charles [HOOVER], overseas, and Maurice [HOOVER], with the armed forces in Virginia; four daughters, Mrs. Wm. HORTON, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Charles ACREE, Mrs. Ernest VAN DUZEN and Miss Mary Ann HOOVER, Chicago, and five grandchildren.

Thursday, March 8, 1945

Melissa May Hill
Death early this morning claimed Melissa May HILL, wife of Floyd HILL, of this city, at Chicago Heights, Ill., following an illness of one year, due to paralysis. She was 68, and came to Fulton county from Chicago eight years ago. Her husbandd is now a patient at Hines General hospital, Chicago. He is a veteran of World War I.
The deceased, the former Melissa HUBBARD, daughter of John and Melissa HUBBARD, was born in Benton county, Indiana in 1876. She moved to Chicago several years ago.
Surviving besides the husband, are a son, Russell [HILL], Chicago, a brother, James HUBBARD, of Rochester, and one grandson, Chicago. Another grandson was killed in service.
The body will be removed to the Foster funeral home pending funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete.

Friday, March 9, 1945

Charles E. Miller
Charles E. MILLER, pioneer resident of the Athens community, passed away at his home in Athens at 10:20 Thursday night following several months' illness. He had been critically ill for the past four months. Mr. Miller, who was a retired farmer, had many friends throughout Rochester and Henry townships.
Mr. Miller was born on a farm near Athens on Nov. 27, 1859, and had rsided in Fulton county all of his life with the exception of a few years rsidence in the West. His parents were William and Matilda MILLER. In 1883 he was united in marriage with Lillie COPLEN. The deceased was a member of the Athens United Brethren church.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Omer [MILLER] of Athens, Otto [MILLER] of Marion and Robert MILLER at Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. Edith McINTIRE of Rochester and Miss Florence MILLER of Rochester; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and a half-sister who resides in California.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Athens U. B. church. Rev. CHRISLER will be in charge of the rites. The body will be returned from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, to the residence Saturday morning where friends may call.

Melissa Hill
Final rites for Mrs. Melissa HILL, who passed away in Chicago Heights, Ill., early Thursday morning, will be held from Sand Hill church at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD in charge. Burial will be made in Reichter cemetery. The remains will lie in the Foster funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, March 10, 1945

Kenneth Craig
SGT. KENNETH CRAIG IS KILLED IN ACTION
Sgt. Kenneth CRAIG, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert CRAIG, former Rochester residents, now of Plymouth, was killed in action in Germany, on Feb. 17, according to word received here by his grandfather, Bert Craig.
Sgt. Craig attended Rochester high school where he completed his junior year. In 1943 he enlisted in the Army and on Dec. 28, last, embarked for overseas service. For a short time prior to his enlistment he was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad at Plymouth.
Survivors include his parents; three brothers and two sisters, all of Plymouth, the paternal grandfather of this city and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed BOWMAN, South Bend.
[NOTE: Kenneth Craig, 19, Rochester, killed in action in Germany, February 17, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Cloyd "Snapper" Snyder
Cloyd "Snapper" SNYDER, 52, former resident of Kewanna, died Friday at the home of his step-daughter in Monticello, Ind. While a resident of Kewanna, he was employed as a section hand. He is survived by his wife and three step-children. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, at the Prevo funeral home, Monticello.

Monday, March 12, 1945

Marion Elmer Bacon
Death came late Saturday night to Marion Elmer BACON, 81, of 610 North Madison street, following an illness of several years. He had been seriously ill for only a week, after contracting pneumonia.
Bacon, a retired farmer and blacksmith, had entered the Stansbury nursing home where his death occurred. He was born near Macy on May 18, 1863, the son of James and Elizabeth BACON. He had been a lifelong resident of Fulton and Miami counties, having operated blacksmith forges in Macy, Green Oak and Rochester. For many yeas he was a race driver and appeared often on Grand Circuit tracks and at lesser race meets. He was a member of the Rochester Townsend club.
In 1888 he was united in marriage with Ella POWELL, who with ten [sic] children, survives. These are: Lloyd [BACON] of South Bend; Wayne [BACON] and LeRoy [BACON] of Detroit; Mrs. Maude DuBOIS of Fort Wayne; Fred [BACON] of Marion; Kenneth [BACON], Mrs. Marjorie BEVIER, Mrs. Lucille PALMER and Mrs. Glendora BELL of Los Angeles, Calif.
Final rites will be held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Interment will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy. The body will remain at the mortary where friends may call.

Tuesday, March 13, 1945

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 14, 1945

Elias Davis
The lifeless body of Elias DAVIS, 80, a well known pioneer citizen of Argos, was discovered in his home on the southern outskirts of the town by his niece, Mrs. Cora WICKIZER and a neighbor, Mrs. Rolla BUNCH, who investigated this morning.
His home, where he lived alone, was filled with gas and all doors and windows had been carefully sealed. A coroner's report pronounced death due to suicide. Removal recently of his wife to a mental institution, and poor health, are believed to have induced the act as it was known his inability to care for Mrs. Davis had grieved him to despondency.
The deceased had resided in Argos practically all of his life. He leaves no survivors other than the widow and niece.
Mr. Davis was a barber and musician, having played with Argos bands and orchestras throughout his active years. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Last rites will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. James NEILL officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Grove.

Frank Leavell
Frank LEAVELL, 73, a native of Newcastle township, succumbed to a heart ailment at his home in Detroit Tuesday morning. He had been ill only a short time.
Born July 3, 1872, near Talma, he was the son of Henry and Susan LEAVELL. During the greater part of his life he was a resident of Newcastle and Richland townships, this county, where he engaged in farming. Following the demise of his wife several years ago, he made his home with a daughter and son in Detroit. He was a member of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are a son, Donald [LEAVELL], and a daughter, Cleo [LEAVELL], of Detroit, a brother, Delbert LEAVELL, of Mentone; six sisters, Mrs. Nora McMILLEN of Argos, Mrs. Eva UMBAUGH of Hammond, Mrs. Elmer HODGE of South Bend, Mrs. Gela FISHER of Mentone and Mrs. Emma BORDEN and Mrs. Josie DEWALD of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 o'clock from the Church of the Brethren, near Walnut, with the Rev. William J. SCHROER officiating. Burial will be at Walnut.

Bert Krathwohl
Bert KRATHWOHL, 65, well known railroad man and a brother of the late David KRATHWOHL of this city, died of a heart attack at his home in Peru Tuesday afternoon when a fire which he had set to burn trash and leaves suddenly spread, causing him a great deal of excitement.
While his wife ran for help, Krathwohl collapsed dangerously near the blaze. Running back she covered his body with a leather coat and then went to call firemen. The body was badly scorched when the fire department arrived.
Krathwohl was well known in Rochester, having called on the grocery trade here for a number of years as a representative of the Peru Wholesale Grocery Co. A nephew, Robert KRATHWOL and a niece, Mrs. Earl GRAHAM, reside here.

Thursday, March 15, 1945

David F. Blackburn
Relatives here on Wednesday received word of the death in Westfield, N.J., on Monday afternoon of David F. BLACKBURN, 86, a retired druggist, formerly of Fortville, Indiana.
Final rites will be held in Fortville Friday morning. Interment will be made there.
Blackburn is survived by a son, Frank [BLACKBURN], of Westfield, N.J., a grandson, James BLACKBURN, of New York City; two great-grandchildren and a half-sister, Mrs. Della SCHMIDT, Indianapolis. Calder ALSPACH, R. 1, Rochester, and H. O. BLACKBURN, of Fulton, are cousins. The deceased was known here, having visited in Rochester many times.

Leona Walters
Mrs. Leona WALTERS, 26, wife of Earl WALTERS, did Wednesday afternoon at her home southwest of Kewanna, the victim of embolism. She had been ill only a short time.
She was born near Akron on June 18, 1918, daughter of Edson and Lottie BOWEN. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Judy Mae [WALTERS], three years and Sharon Sue [WALTERS], three months; her father; one brother, Delford [BOWEN] of Morocco, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Juanita TECHTMEYER of Warsaw and Lovie [BOWEN] at home.
Funeral services will be held from the residence of her father, near Omega church, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Harley FULTZ officiating. Burial will be in Omega cemetery.

Frank Leavell
In Wednesday evening's News-Sentinel, it was stated that the funeral rites for Frank LEAVELL, who died Tuesday morning in Detroit, would be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. This should have read 8:30 o'clock. The remains were moved today from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos to the Chauncey MARKLEY residence, seven miles northeast of Argos, where friends may call.

Friday, March 16, 1945

Cecil Harman
FORMER AKRON MAN IS NOW REPORTED KILLED
Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARMAN of Wabash, former residents of Akron, have received word from the War Department, announcing the death of their son, Pfc. Cecil HARMAN, 19, who was killed in action in France on Christmas Day, 1944. Pfc. Harman had previously been reported missing.
Pfc. Harman was born in Akron on Nov. 24, 1923. He attended the Akron schools but removed to Wabash with his parents about two years ago. He had been in France only a few months at the time of his death.
Three other brothers are serving in the European teater, Cpl. Lester (Darius) HARMAN, now in France; Pfc. Joseph HARMAN, in Belgium; and Cpl. Gordon K. HARMAN, in Germany. Other survivors besides the parents are four other brothers, Oscar [HARMAN], of North Manchester; Leroy [HARMAN], Robert Lee [HARMAN], and Lewis [HARMAN] Jr., at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Marie JULIAN, of Mentone, and Katie Lou [HARMAN] and Patsy Ann [HARMAN], at home.
[NOTE: Cecil Harman, 19, Akron, killed in action in France, December 25, 1944. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Bert Krathwohl
Peru, March 16. - Final rites for Bert KRATHWOHL, 65, who died suddenly Tuesday afternoon of a heart attack while burning rubbish in the yard of his residence, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in Peru. Rev. Lee JACKSON, pastor of the First Christian church, officiated. Interment was in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Blanche McCarter
Funeral services for Mrs. Fred [Blanche] McCARTER will be held at the Mentone Baptist church, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be in the Mentone cemetery. Mrs. McCarter passed away at the Indianapolis Methodist hospital Thursday evening following a week's illness.
Besides the husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Julius THORSTENSON of Paxton, Ill., and Mrs. Eris SONIC of Trenton, Mo.; four grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Laura Van DORAN of Warsaw; two brothers, Logan Van DORAN of Warsaw, and Harold Van DORAN of Akron, land two sisters, Mrs. Zula RATHFON of Warsaw and Mrs. Mack HAIMBAUGH of Mentone.
Mr. and Mrs. McCarter resided in Rochester for a number of years and have a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the county.

Saturday, March 17, 1945

Mrs. Oscar Phillips
Mrs. Dow HAIMBAUGH this morning received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Oscar PHILLIPS, at her home in Hazleton, Ind.
Funeral rites will be held Monday morning and interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery at Greencastle.
The deceased is quite well known here, having visited Dr. and Mrs. Haimbaugh many times. The Haimbaghs will go Sunday to Hazleton to attend the funeral.

Monday, March 19, 1945
Chester Freel
KEWANNA YOUTH KILLED IN ACTION IN ITALY
Amos HICKLE of Kewanna, Saturday received word of the death of his nephew, Chester FREEL, of the U. S. Army, which occurrd in action somewhere in Italy on March 7th.
Freel, who was born and reared in the vicinity of Kewanna, is survived by his wife, Hazel CRAIN FREEL, and a child. Mrs. Freel at the present time is residing on a farm five miles west of Kewanna. Chester is the son of the late Grover and Etta FREEL.
Further details concerning the Kewanna youth's death were not disclosed in the brief message received from the War Department.
[NOTE: Chester Freel, Kewanna, killed in action in Italy, March 7, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Hugh W. Rannells
Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Snyder mortuary in Hammond and graveside rites were conducted at IOOF cemetery in this city at 2:30 this afternoon for Hugh W. RANNELLS, 58, former Fulton resident, but for the past few years living at 6344 Monroe street in Hammond, who succumbed last Thursday night at St. Margaret's hospital in that city, following a long illness.
Rannells was born Oct. 10, 1886 at Hoover, Ind., the son of W. Irvin and Ora CLOUSE RANNELLS. Later he moved with his parents to Fulton and was employed several years in Logansport. At the time of his demise he was employed at the Screw Conveyor Corp., Hammond. He was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge.
Survivors are his wife, the former Edna ROGERS; a daughter, Janet [RANNELLS], at home; a sister, Mrs. Mabel MILLER of Fulton. A step-mother, the present Mrs. W. I. RANNELLS, resides in Mason City, Ill.

Tuesday, March 20, 1945

Ada E. Troutman
Death came Monday afternoon at Woodlawn hosital to Mrs. Ada E. TROUTMAN, 79, a well known and highly respected resident of Kewanna who, since March 1 has been a hospital patient, suffering from a broken hip which she sustained in a fall while returning home from work in a Kewanna factory.
[Ada E. SMITH] was born in Blissfield, Mich. on May 31, 1866, the daughter of Luman and Elmira SMITH. While yet a small girl she came with her parents to Pulaski county and on June 1, 1892 was united in marriage with Otis TROUTMAN who, with a daughter, Mrs. Ruby FELDER of Rensselaer, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, survive. A son, Olvyn TROUTMAN, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Kewanna, where she was a tireless worker. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Joseph DUX, assisted by the Rev. Henry BULGAR of Medaryville, assisting. Interment will be in Shaffer cemetery.

C. Martin Lundry
Peru, March 20. - C. Martin LUNDRY, 41 years old, public relations staff member of Pan American World Airways, died Sunday night in Miami, Fla. A native of Macy, he formerly worked for the South Bend Tribune and the Evansville Journal.
The widow and two children survive. Burial will be in Miami.

Merea F. Ball
Merea F. BALL, 47, died this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison WYNN, in Richland township after a serious illness of two weeks duration. Death came as the result of coronary embolism.
[Merea F. WYNN] was born in this county March 6, 1898 and has been a resident of the county all of her life. She was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church.
She was twice married; first to Lewis LANTZ, and on April 1, 1927, to Frank BALL, who with her parents, two sons, Franklin [LANTZ] and Everett LANTZ, in the armed forces; two brothers, Harley [WYNN] and Earl WYNN of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Vern OVERMYER, South Bend, Mrs. Earl PARTRIDGE, Rochester, and Mrs. Russel AILER of Atwood, survive. A daughter preceded her in death.
The remains will be removed from the Foster Funeral home to the rsidence of her parents on Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be announced later.

John Drudge
John DRUDGE, 88, brother of William DRUDGE, Rochester, and of Mrs. Nettie PERRY, Akron, succumbed to a heart attack Monday evening at his home northeast of Claypool.
The deceased, a farmer, was born Aug. 15, 1856, the son of Levi and Katherine DRUDGE. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.
He is survived, besides the brother and sister in Fulton county, by three sons, six daughters and two other brothers.
Funeral services will be held at the home of his son, Russell DRUDGE, near Claypool, at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in Claypool cemetery.

Julia Waters
Rochester friends have been advised of the death of Mrs. Julia WATERS, mother of Mrs. V. C. DECKER, which occurred at the daugher's home, 3810 Nanz avenue, Louisville, Ky., last Saturday.
The deceased will be remembered by local people having resided with her daughter here at the time Mr. Decker was manager of the local plant of Armour & Co. Final rites were held this afternoon in Ohio.

Wednesday, March 21, 1945

Merea F. Ball
Funeral rites for Mrs. Merea F. BALL who passed away Tuesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison WYNN, will be held from the Sand Hill Methodist church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. O. L. LEMMERT officiating. Burial will be made in Richland Center cemetery.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Richland Center IOOF, Richland Twp.: Marie F. BALL, 1898-1945; Helen Louise BALL, 1921 (one date only).]

Cora L. Zartman
Cora L. ZARTMAN, 65, well-known Fulton county farmer, died suddenly this morning at his home on route 6, Rochester. Death was due to a heart attack.
The deceased was born in Miami county, March 15, 1880, the son of Adam and Mary E. ZARTMAN. When still a boy of 15 he came with his parents to this county, where he has since resided.
While a young man he was united in marriage with Anna FRIEND of Logansport, and to this union were born three sons and a daughter, who with the widow, survive. They are: Adam [ZARTMAN] of near Fulton; Michael [ZARTMAN], who was recently discharged from the armed forces, at home; Matthew [ZARTMAN], now in the Pacific, and Mrs. Agnes HECTOR of South Bend.
Other survivors include a brother, Harry ZARTMAN of Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. James CHARTERS of Rochester, Mrs. Effie LIVINGSTON of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Minnie CONGER of South Bend, and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.

Lot "Sandy" D. Personett
Lot "Sandy" D. PERSONETT, well known Argos resident, died at his home in that city last night, following a second stroke of paralysis. He was 72 and had resided in and around Argos most of his life. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about five years ago and had been in poor health since. He was a painter and decorator by trade. He was a member of the Plymouth Christian church.
Born April 4, 1872 in Union township, Marshall county, the deceased was the son of Isaac and Mary M. PERSONETT. On April 15, 1914 he was united in marriage with Gladys HITTLE, who with three brothers, George [PERSONETT] of Montague, Mich., Edward [PERSONETT] of Argos, and Thomas [PERSONETT] of Kansas City, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Aldema MEADE of Bunker, Mo., survive.
Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at Santa Ana church with the Rev. Paul MARSH of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be made in the Jordan Baptist cemetery. The remains were removed from the Grossman funeral home to the residence, 200 S. Maple street, this afternoon.

Thursday, March 22, 1945

Cora L. Zartman
Final rites for the late Cora L. ZARTMAN, who succumbed to a heart attack Wednesday morning at his home southwest of this city, will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Rev. W. J. SCHROER will officiate. Burial will be made at Mt. Zion. The remains are now at the Zimmerman Bros. mortuary, where friends may pay respects.

Sophonia Bowen
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Methodist church, Silver Lake, for Mrs. Sophonia BOWEN, 73, who passed away Tuesday evening at Logansport, following a long illness.
The deceased, a sister of Mrs. Amanda BUNN of Leiters Ford and of Mrs. Emma NEWCOMER of Rochester, had resided in the Silver Lake community most of her life. Other survivors include the husband, Alvin [BOWEN]; two sons; a daughter, and one other sister, Mrs. Phoebe KING of Silver Lake. Mrs. Bowen was a member of the Methodist church. Burial was made in Lakeview cemetery, with the Rev. Harley CARBAUGH officiating.

Friday, March 23, 1945

Martha Alice Lightfoot
Mrs. Martha Alice LIGHTFOOT, 84, widow of the late Frank LIGHTFOOT, succumbed Thursday evening at the Ewing Nursing Home, 719 Madison street, the victim of infirmities and complications from which she had suffered for several years.
[Martha Alice SMITH] was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana on July 27, 1860, the daughter of John E. and Minerva Ellen SMITH. She came to Fulton county 44 years ago and settled at Akron. In 1906 she moved to Rochester, where she has since resided. Her home was north of the city on Road 31. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, William [LIGHTFOOT], and a daughter, Eva [LIGHTFOOT], both of Rochester; a brother, Newton SMITH and a sister, May SMITH, both of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home with the Rev. Harry BAILEY of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The remains will rest at the funeral home where friends may call and pay their respects.

John Richard Shilling
CULVER CORPORAL KILLED IN ACTION IN ITALY
Culver, March 23. - Cpl. John Richard SHILLING, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver C. SHILLING, was killed in action Oct. 10, 1944, according to word received recently. He previously had been reported missing in action.
The telegram from the adjutant general reads: "I am deeply distressed to inform you corrected report just received states your son, Cpl. John R. Shilling, who was previously reported missing in action, was killed in action on Oct. 10 in Italy. The secretary of war asks that I express his deep sympathy in your loss and his regret that unavoidable circumstances made necessary the unusual lapse of time reporting your son's death to you. Confirming letter follows."

Bert B. Krathwohl
Peru, Ind., March 23. - A report in the death of Bert B. KRATHWOHL has been filed in circuit court by Coroner James H. GLAZIER. Mr. Krathwohl, veteran railroad man, died suddenly at his home in Highland Place March 13, while burning brush and Mr. Glazier attributed death to coronary thrombosis.

Saturday, March 24, 1945

Fannie McKay
Word has been received here of the death in San Mateo, Calif., of Mrs. Robert [Fannie] McKAY, who will be remembered as the former Miss Fannie BASSETT, for several years a resident at Lake Manitou.
Mrs. McKay attended school here and with her parents and a brother, Bill BASSETT, now of Milwaukee, Wis., made many friends in city and lake circles. She is survived also by the husband, a daughter, Jane [McKAY], of San Mateo and a sister in New Mexico.
Funeral services were held in San Mateo and interment will be made at Lebanon, Indiana.

Monday, March 26, 1945

Hollis A. Wright
SGT. HOLLIS A. WRIGHT IS KILLED IN ACTION
Mrs. Oliver GEIER of this city has just received word from the War department that her son, M/Sgt Hollis A. WRIGHT, 22, of the U. S. Marines, was killed in action on Iwo Jima Feb. 19.
Sgt. Wright enlisted in the service in 1941 from Rainelle, W. Va.
He is survived by his mother, two brothers, two sisters, his stepfather, Oliver GEIER. A brother, Hossard [WRIGHT], was killed in action on Oct. 7, 1943

Tuesday, March 27, 1945

Norman Paul Thomas
PFC. FRED BROWN WRITES ABOUT DEATH OF COMRADE
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene BROWN, 400 W. 13th street, are in receipt of a letter from their son, Pfc. Fred J. BROWN, with the U. S. Sixth division, now in the Philippines, in which he tells of the death of a comrade, and neighbor, and a member of his own company, Pfc. Norman Paul THOMAS, of Delong, who was killed in action on Luzon on the night of Jan. 13, 1945.
Of this tragic incident, Pfc. Brown writes:
"Philippines
"March 7, 1945
"Dear Mother and All:
"Received a letter from you yesterday. This is the first chance I have had to write in quite a while.
"Things are about the same. I suppose you read in the paper about Paul getting killed. I couldn't write anything about it until now. You know, we were in the same company.
"I was real close to him when he got it. It happened one night about 9:30. A Jap jumped in a fox hole on him. The Jap shot him, and Paul killed the Jap before he died. He lived about 10 minutes after he was shot. There were a few more Japs that we killed that night. Every Jap I get is for Paul. And I know I have gotten a couple. I look to get a letter from his wife, asking about it. I guess I have been pretty lucky so far. Haven't missed a day of action since we have been here. Rob and Willodean asked me about Paul, so show them this letter. Rob knows where we are at. He said so in his letter he wrote me.
"I got a couple of pictures from Elsie the other day. One of the baby and the rest.
"Will close now. Will write again when I can.
"With love,
"Fred."

Katherine Bryant
Word has been received here by Mrs. Otto SMITH of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Katherine BRYANT, widow of Cary D. BRYANT, formerly of Fulton County, at her home in Everett, Washington. Funeral services were conducted in Everett, Monday morning, with entombment in View Chest Abbey. Mr. Bryant died two years ago.

Wednesday, March 28, 1945

Donald Devere Fishburn
ARGOS SERGEANT LISTED AS KILLED IN GERMANY
War department information following closely the report that Sgt. Donald Devere FISHBURN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald FISHBURN of Argos, was missing in action since March 10, was changed today when the wife and parents of Sgt. Fishburn were notified of his death in action, which occurred on the same day. Fishburn, who was serving in the vicinity of the Remagen bridgehead, had been overseas since last autumn and had seen considerable action.
Srviving are the wife, the former Ruth ROSS, and an infant son, Ross Devere [FISHBURN], both of Plymouth; the parents; a sister, Bonnie [FISHBURN], and two brothers, Roy [FISHBURN] and Loy [FISHBURN], all at home.

John Martin Conn
NEPHEW OF DENTIST KILLED ON IWO JIMA
John Martin CONN, a Marine sergeant and nephew of Dr. and Mrs. C. E. GILGER of this city, was reported killed in action on Iwo Jima during the recent invasion of that Jap stroghold on the road to Tokyo.
Sgt. Conn, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John CONN of Winamac, had been with the Fifth Marine Division for about two years. Before his enlistment, he was a student at Purdue university. He spent several summer vacations at Lake Manitou, and was well-known among the younger set here. He is survived by his parents, one brother and two sisters at home, and one brother who also is with the Marine Corps.

Rilla Meyer
Rochester friends and relatives were apprised today of the death of Mrs. Rilla MEYER, 76, which occurred early this morning at her home in Plymouth. Mrs. Meyer, who was the widow of Charles MEYER, resided in this city about two scores of years ago.
For a number of years the Meyers resided at 1415 South Main street. Mr. Meyer, who was a cigarmaker by trade, was also a member of the old Rochester Citizens band. He passed away on December 13th, 1910. Mrs. Meyer was born in Rochster on April 24th, 1868.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Marium TOWNEY, of Plymouth, and three grandchildren. A daughter, Georgia [MEYER], preceded her in death some time ago. Mrs. Emma SCULL and Miss Rose MEYER, of this city, are sisters-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. C. T. HOWELL will be held at the Val Zimmerman memorial chapel Friday afternoon 3:30 o'clock. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will lie in state at the chapel after noon Thursday where friends may call.

Noble Mathias
Final rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Fulton U. B. church, for Noble MATHIAS, 33, lifelong resident of Liberty township. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, assisted by the Rev. B. E. CHAMBERS, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The deceased passed away at Billings hospital at 7:30 Tuesday morning. He had previously been a patient at Woodlawn hospital, but was moved to the Chicago hospital Monday. He was seriously ill only a few days.
Born Aug. 13, 1911, the deceased was the son of Charles and Eunice MATHIAS. Surviving are the wife, Blanche [MATHIAS]; one daughter, Nelda [MATHIAS], at home; the father, Charles [MATHIAS], and three brothers, Hugh [MATHIAS] and Ernest [MATHIAS] of Fulton, and Herman [MATHIAS] of Fort Wayne.

Thursday, March 29, 1945

Earl "Larry" Townsend
LT. EARL TOWNSEND IS SHOT DOWN IN GERMANY
Word was received Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Otto McMAHAN, announcing the death in action of her nephew, Lt. Earl "Larry" TOWNSEND, which occurred in the European theatre on March 16.
Lt. Townsend, now of Cutler, Ind., was born in Rochester 21 years ago, the son of Earl R. and Mildred TOWNSEND. He attended school here and later spent a year each in North Manchester college and Purdue university. He enlisted in the air force in January 1944, and during the recent fighting in the vicinity of Remagen, piloted a P-47 fighter. He was based in England and received his training at Richmond, Va.
Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Irene ROBINSON, Indianapolis, and Miss Barbara TOWNSEND, Cutler. Mrs. Tom McMAHAN of this city, is also an aunt. Mrs. Townsend was the former Mildred THORSTENSON of this city.

Friday, March 30, 1945

Mary Etta Guise
Mrs. Mary Etta GUISE, 83, passed away at the home of her son, E. A. GUISE, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 21, it was learned here today.
Mrs. Guise, widow of the late Daniel GUISE, resided in this community and near Kewanna practically all of her life with the exception of the past few years, when she resided in Tulsa, where interment was made.
Besides the son, E. A. Guise, she is survived by two other sons, Wilford [GUISE] of Rochester, and Hugh [GUISE] of South Whitley, and a daughter, Mrs. Leona LIBERTY of Tulsa.

Edward Monroe Perkins
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Foster funeral home for Edward Monroe PERKINS, 75, who passed away at the home of his brother, Jordon Perkins, in Tiosa, on Thursday afternoon. Services will be in charge of the Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE of Trinity Evangelical church and burial will be made in Sand Hill cemetery.
The deceased was born in Howard county on Jan. 3, 1870, the son of John and Rachael PERKINS. He was married June 28, 1889, in Starke county and moved to Tiosa, where he resided for several years, later moving to Howard county.
Survivors include six brothers, Jordon [PERKINS], of Tiosa; Valentine [PERKINS] and Roland [PERKINS], in California, Oliver [PERKINS] and Everett [PERKINS], of Kokomo, and Roy [PERKINS], of Onward; and one sister, Mrs. Rosetta WEST, of Kokomo.
The remains will rest at the Foster funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, April 2, 1945

Sarah Flox Klein
Final rites for Sarah FLOX KLEIN, 47, former Rochester resindent, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in South Bend from the Hays funeral home, with Rabbi Aaron RINE of the South Bend Hebrew Ortodox church officiating. Burial was made in the Hebrew Orthodox cemetery in that city.
Mrs. Klein will be rememberd as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses FLOX, co-founders of the Boston Store in this city, many years ago. Later, she removed with her fmily to South Bend where the parents engaged in the general merchandising bsiness on South Michigan street. She reeceived her education in the Rochester and South Bend schools. Following her marriage to Irvin KLEIN, she removed to Cleveland, Ohio, where she had since resided. Because of serious illness, she sought a return to health at Tucson, Ariz., where death occurred following a serious illness of about three months.
Surviving, besides the husband, are a brother, Jake O. FLOX of Columbia City, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Isadore BURNSTEIN of Decatur, Ind., Mrs. Max GRAD of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Mrs. Lottie DEVORE of Los Angeles, Calif. The parents and one brother, Louis FLOX, of Plymouth, preceded her in death.
The deceased was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, lodge No. 2, South Bend.

Sarah Elizabeth Ross
Death, Sunday morning, claimed Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth ROSS, 70, wife of Albert ROSS, 719 Monroe street, following a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence CULP, seven miles south of this city. She had been in failing health for several years.
The deceased [Sarah Elizabeth FENNIMORE], daughter of Joseph and Regina FENNIMORE, was born in Cass county Nov. 13, 1875. On Sept. 24, 1893, she became the bride of Albert ROSS of this city, where she had since resided. She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of Rebekah and of the Peru Noble Grand club. She had been active in the social life of the city for many years and was widely known and respected by a host of friends.
Surviving are the husband, who is now confined to his bed due to a spine ailment; one son, City Councilman, Donald ROSS of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Merle CRAIG, Mrs. Clarence CULP and Mrs. Lee SHARPE, all of Rocheter; six grandchildren; a brother, Schuyler FENNIMORE of Plymouth, and two sisters, Mrs. Rena SLUSSER of Twelve Mile and Mrs. Mary POWELL of Macy.
Final rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence, with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS of the Rochester Methodist church in charge. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The remains were returned from the Val Zimmerman Memorial chapel to the residence this afternoon, where friends may call.

Maude Lukens
Mrs. Maude LUKENS, 52, expired Sunday evening, eight o'clock, at Woodlawn hospital, from a heart attack. Mrs. Lukens, who resided on route 2, Akron, had been in ill health for the past two years. She had a host of friends throughout Henry and Newcastle townships.
The deceased, who was born in Newcastle township, was the daugher of Charles and Ella (MOORE) DRUDGE. She was united in marriage with Ralph K. LUKENS in 1912. She was a member of the Disko Methodist church and the Akron O.E.S. Mrs. Lukens was a graduate of the Akron high school and the Rochester Normal college.
Survivors are her husband and three children, Rolland LUKENS, route 2, Rochester; Mrs. Joana SHEETS, of Fort Wayne; Jack LUKENS, now at home, but who is entering the Navy Friday; a granddaughter, Linda [LUKENS]; a brother, Wilson DRUDGE, and a sister, Mrs. John DAWSON, both of near Rochester.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, will be held Tuesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Akron Methodist church. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Aaron Albright
Aaron ALBRIGHT, a farmer residing four miles southeast of Argos, succumbed this morning to a heart attack at his home. He had been ill only a short while.
He is survived by the widow; a daughter, Gladys [ALBRIGHT]; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are not as yet available.

Donald Hill
Donald HILL, 37, former resident of Grass Creek, passed away Sunday morning at the Fairview hospital, LaPorte. For the past several years he had resided at Westville, Ind., where he was employed as a factory worker. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman HILL of Grass Creek.
Surviving are his wife and son and parents and the following brothers and sisters: Warren HILL, of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Marjorie HILL and Mrs. Mildred DIETERLE, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Dale MYERS and Donna HILL, at home; Mrs. Carl HUFFMAN, of Norfolk, Va.; and David HILL, now in Germany.
Brief services will be held at LaPorte, Tuesday morning and in the aftrnoon at 2 o'clock regular services will be conducted at the West Union church, west of Grass Creek. Interment will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Tuesday, April 3, 1945

Nora Casey Boyles
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Ann's Catholic church at Monterey for Mrs. Nora CASEY BOYLES, 81, of near Monterey. Her death occurred Sunday morning at her home after an illness since October.
Survivors are three sons, William [BOYLES] and Lawrence [BOYLES], at home; Michael [BOYLES], Chicago; one grandchild; a brother, Dennis [CASEY], California; a half-brother; and a half-sister.
The body will be taken from the Fry-Lange funeral home to the residence Tuesday.

Aaron Albright
Final rites for Aaron ALBRIGHT, who passed away Monday at the farm home southeast of Argos, will be held Thursday, two o'clock at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Albright was born in Illinois on Oct. 5th, 1869. His parents were Alamson and Affinda ALBRIGHT. He was married to Anna PEASE on March 17, 1895. He moved to Marshall county over two score years ago where he followed the occupation of farming. The deceased was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are his widow, a daughter, Gladys [ALBRIGHT], of Indianapolis, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Chas. ALBRIGHT, who resides in Arizona and two sisters, Mrs. John GEARISH, of Rossville, and Laura ALBRIGHT of Cauyga.

Wednesday, April 4, 1945

[no obits]

Thursday, April 5, 1945

Lillian Hilbourne
Mrs. Lillian HILBOURNE, 70, a housekeeper, who resided ner Lake Manitou, a mile east of the city on Road 14, succumbed this morning after a three-day illness. Death was due to apoplexy.
The deceased was born in Chicago and was the widow of Webb HILBOURNE, who preceded her in death several years ago. She came to this community about 25 years ago and has since made her home here. No record of her antecedents are available.
Funeral services will be held from the Foster funeral home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE in charge. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
The remains will lie at the Foster chapel until the hour of the funeral.

Lora Dunlap
Mrs. Lora DUNLAP, 72, well known and highly respected resident of the Argos commnity, passed away Wednesday morning at Kelly hospital from the effects of a fractured hip which she sustained in a fall about a week ago.
The deceased was born in Green township, Marshall county, on June 16, 1872, and had resided on a farm a half-mile southwest of Argos for a great many years. Her husband, John DUNLAP, preceded her about five years ago.
Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Stella HUDDLE, of Vallejo, Calif., Mrs. Delores SWARTZ of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Mildred RITTER of Klamath Falls, Ore.; five sons, Earl [DUNLAP] and Audron [DUNLAP], at home, Vernon [DUNLAP] of Michigan City, Eugene [DUNLAP] of Spokane, Wash., and Myron [DUNLAP] of Montana, and one brother, Bert LICHTENER of Idaho
Funeral services will be held from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. James NEILL of the Argos Methodist church officiating. The body will lie at the Grossman funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Friday April 6, 1945

Merle Hunt
GRASS CREEK SOLDIER IS KILLED ON LEYTE
Pfc. Merle HUNT, died shortly after he was wounded in action on Leyte Island in the Philippines last Novemer 19, it has been learned by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester HUNT of the Grass Creek vicinity.
Merle was 22 years of age. He was born near Francesville and was employed on the Pennsylvania railway after attending high school at Grass Creek. Entering service on December 26, 1942, he received training at Camp Hood, Texas, and was home on furlough shortly before going overseas last July. Besides the parents, he leaves two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Viona WILLIAMS of Monon; Mary [HUNT], Nolan [HUNT] and Raymond [HUNT], at home, and Cpl. Arthur [HUNT], somewhere in Germany.
[NOTE: Merle Hunt, 22, Grass Creek, killed in action in Leyte, Philippines, November 19, 1944. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Saturday, April 7, 1945

Henry Sanders
Relatives here have been informed of the death of Henry SANDERS, 76, former Fulton county resident, which occurred early this morning at his home, 416 Miner street, Plymouth, following a long illness.
The deceased was born in Elkhart county, April 23, 1868, and came to Fulton county when a young man. About 10 years ago he moved to Plymouth where he engaged in the grocery business, retiring because of ill health about a year ago. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Mattie SANDERS of Plymouth; three sons, Chester [SANDERS] of Lapaz, Edgar [SANDERS] of Lakeville, and Joseph [SANDERS] of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Fern KAUFFMAN of Bremen; seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Edward STUMP, assisted by the Rev. KEIM, officiating. The remains will be at the Danielson funeral home in Plymouth until the hour of the funeral. Burial will be made there.

Monday, April 9, 1945

Mrs. L. L. Davis
Mrs. Claude BRUBAKER, of this city, has received word of the death in Ventura, Calif., of her sister, Mrs. L. L. DAVIS. The deceased will be remembered as Mrs. Joseph HEFFELFINGER, who resided in this city some 25 years ago. No further details of the demise are available at this time.

Lucille Newell
Mrs. Lucille NEWELL, 47, died Sunday noon at her home, 816 Pontiac street, following an illness of only three days. Death was due to a streptococcic infection of the throat, and was unexpected.
Born July 24, 1897, in this city, the deceased was a daughter of John and Dessa (CRABBS) PASCHALL. She attended Rochester schools and had resided in this city all of her life with the exception of a few years in South Bend.
In 1922 she was united in marriage with Manford A. NEWELL, local police officer, and to this union were born three children, Barbara [NEWELL] and Nancy [NEWELL] at home, and Pfc. John Richard NEWELL, with the U. S. Army in France; all of whom, with husband and parents of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Maletta McELHENY of Peru, survive.
Mrs. Newell was a member and an active worker of the Methodist church, the American Legion Auxiliary of which she was secretary, the Mothers of World War II, and the Rochester Band Parents' club of which she was president.
Final rites will be held from the Methodist church on Tuesday aftrnoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
The remains will be in the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Rev. Fr. Francis Bilstein
The death of Rev. Fr. Francis BILSTEIN, 78, in St. Joseph's hospital, Kokomo, on Thursday evening, was announced by the Rev. Fr. Charles J. A. SCHOLL, of St. Joseph's Catholic church, this city.
Father Bilstein was pastor of St. Ann's church at Monterey for several years, and from 1900 to 1913 served St. Joseph's, then a mission church, in this city. Thirty-two years ago he accepted the pastorate of St. John's church, Tipton, which charge he served until death.
He was born in Germany and came to America at the age of 19. He was ordained in the priesthood at Altoona, Pa., in 1891, and served parishes at Wilkesbarre, Pa., Fort Wayne, Goodland, Kouts and Remington, Ind., in addition to the charges at Monterey, Rochester and Tipton. In 1941 he observed his golden anniversary in the service of the church.
A brother, Carl BILSTEIN of Colorado, survives.
Funeral services with high requiem mass were held at St. John's church, Tipton, this morning at 9:30 o'clock, conducted by Bishop J. G. BENNETT of Lafayette. A number of local parishoniers attended the final rites.

Tuesday, April 10, 1945

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 11, 1945

Ralph J. Potter, Jr.
LT. RALPH POTTER, JR., LISTED DEAD OF WOUNDS
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. POTTER, route 2, have just been informed by the War department of the death of their son, Lt. Ralph J. POTTER, Jr., 28, which occurred in Italy on Aug. 27 after he had been wounded and captured by German units on Aug. 23.
Lt. Potter, with a unit of the 432nd Infantry, Fifth U.S. Army, was one of the few U. S. officers commanding Japanese American troops in Europe. Several months ago he was reported missing in action and no further word had been received as to his whereabouts until Tuesday morning, when his parents were informed by letter that to date he had not been located. However, during the afternoon, an official telegram announcing his death was received.
He was born in Evanston, Ill., but moved with his parents to Indianapolis, where he attended school. Four years ago he entered the armed forces, and at the time of his death, had been overseas about two years, and had seen much action. He had often visited his parents at their lake residence while on furlough, and was well known, especially by the younger set. His wife, Pvt. Anna Marie POTTER, WAC, is now stationed at Romulus Field, Mich. A younger brother, Donald [POTTER], is a radar technician with the Army in the Philippines.
[NOTE: Ralph Potter, Jr., Rochester, died of wounds in Italy, August 27, 1944. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Fay Sterling
Mrs. Fay STERLING, 61, well known resident of Henry township, passed away at 7:40 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home two miles east of Akron. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness.
Mrs. Sterling, who was the daughter of William and Clara (RADER) MORRETT, was born in Peru, Ind., July 28, 1883. In June of 1927 she was united in marriage with Harvey STERLING in a ceremony performed at Peru.
Prior to her marriage Mrs. Sterling taught in the Akron High school for several years.
Survivors are her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Marie COOK of Akron and Mrs. William RILEY of near Silver Lake, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will be held at the Akron Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Thursday, April 12, 1945

Clyde Stone Miller
Funeral services for the Rev. Clyde Stone MILLER, 57, who passed away Tuesday afternoon at his home, will be conducted Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Market street Methodist church, Logansport. Dr. Fremont FRIBLEY of Kokomo, district superintendent, will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest cemetery.
Rev. Miller served the Akron Methodist church as pastor for several years, and leaves a host of friends in the Henry township community.

Friday, April 13, 1945

Rosa Maude Davis
Funeral rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Mrs. Rosa Maude DAVIS, 73, a lifelong resident of Argos, who passed away at the Wilson nursing home in Pierceton at 10 o'clock Thursday evening of complications. She had been ill for some time.
She was born in Argos on Jan. 7, 1872, the daughter of William and Amelia ALLEMAN, and on July 30, 1894, she was united in marriage with Elias DAVIS who preceded her in death a few weeks ago.
One brother, Howard ALLEMAN of Culver, survives. A sister preceded her in death several years ago.
The remains will lie at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until the hour of the funeral, which will be at the home, in charge of the Rev. James NEILL. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery.

Isaac Mitchell
Rev. Fred YEAZEL this morning was informed of the death in Milford, Indiana, Wednesday evening, of an uncle, Isaac MITCHELL, 77, who for many years was a resident of Rochester.
The deceased was the son of Emanuel and Nancy Jane MITCHELL, and was born in Bremen, Indiana in 1867. Besides Rev. Yeazel, he is survived by one brother, Matthew [MITCHELL], of Michigan.
Funeral services will be held at Milford at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Interment will be made there.

Saturday, April 14, 1945

[no obits]

Monday, April 16, 1945

Betty Lou Biggs
Betty Lou BIGGS, 19, passed away Sunday evening at 9:47 o'clock at the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. Betty Lou was taken to Indianapolis Feb. 17 for treatment and observation. Her entire life was spent in this city where she had a host of friends among the younger people.
The deceased, who was the daughter of Dewey and Pauline (DALE) BIGGS was born in Rochester Feb. 2, 1926. She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are the parents at home; three brothers, Dale [BIGGS] in the Army, Hawaii; William [BIGGS] in the Army, Ft. Crockett, Texas; Robert Dean [BIGGS], at home; two sisters, Jean [BIGGS] and Delores [BIGGS], at home; her grandmother, Mrs. Agnes BANEY of this city; grandfather, W. H. DALE, of Monon, and other relagtives. A brother, Richard [BIGGS] and a sister, Julia Ilene [BIGGS], preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from where the funeral services will be held. Arrangements are incomplete pending word from her brothers in the service.

Tuesday, April 17, 1945

Jessie Cumberland
Mrs. Jessie CUMBERLAND, 60, wife of Thomas CUMBERLAND, who resides in Fulton county near the Miami line, died Monday noon at her home following an illness of several years. Death came after a paralytic stroke.
Born [Jessie SNYDER] in Denver, Ind., June 15, 1884, she was the daughter of James and Amanda SNYDER. Since her marriage she has been a resident of the Macy community. She had long been active as a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; four sons, Orville [CUMBERLAND] of Rochester, Acil [CUMBERLAND] of Macy, Norman [CUMBERLAND] with the armed forces in Germany, and Raymond [CUMBERLAND] at home; two daughters, Mrs. Howard EISENMAN of Rochester and Mrs. Don WILSON of Macy; one sister, Mrs. Pearl FITE of Lewiston, Idaho, and twelve grandchildren.
Services will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. GOLDEN of the Denver Baptist church in charge. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.
The remains were moved from the mortuary to the residence this afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Hal Elliott
Word was received here Monday of the death in Toledo, Ohio, last week, of Hal ELLIOTT, 75, a native of this city, and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. C. ELLIOTT who resided for many years on West Eleventh street.
Leaving here when a young man, Mr. Elliott entered the railway transportation business and served as a car demurrage official in Toledo for a quarter of a century.
He is survived by a daughter and four grandchildren, all of Toledo, and one sister, Mrs. Ira WERT of Minneapolis, Minn. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the B.P.O Elks. Burial was made in Toledo.


Betty Lou Biggs
Final rites for Miss Betty Lou BIGGS, 19, who died Sunday evening at an Indianapolis hospital, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS in charge. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetry. The remains will lie at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where friends may call until the hour of the service.

Wednesday, April 18, 1945

Lou Jeannette Fernbaugh
Death this morning claimed Mrs. Lou Jeannette FERNBAUGH, 58, at her home two miles north of Leiters Ford, following an illness of several months duration. Death was due to complications.
Mrs. Fernbaugh [Lou Jeannette McCOY] was born near Kewanna on July 30, 1886, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth McCOY, who were the victims of a tragic railway crossing accident at Leiters Ford several years ago. On Sept. 25, 1904, she became the bride of William FERNBAUGH, and established a home in the Leiters Ford community where she has since resided. She was a devoted member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church during all of her active years.
Besides the husband, she is survived by three sons, Earl [FERNBAUGH] of Logansport, Carl [FERNBAUGH] of South Bend and Robert [FERNBAUGH] of Oak Glen, Ill; one daughter, Mrs. Harold BAKER of Culver; one brother, Roy McCOY of Long Beach, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. REHA of Ukiah, Calif.
Funeral arrangements were not complete at press time today, but will be announced later.

Mrs. Harold J. Forester
Fulton county relatives have been informed of the death at Epworth hospital, South Bend, on Tuesday morning of Mrs. Harold J. FORESTER. Ms. Forester had been in ill health for a year.
She was born near Leiters Ford, Sept. 3, 1906, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William GINTHER, now of South Bend, who, with the husband and son, one daughter, five sisters and two brothers, survive.
Services will be held from the Hay funeral home, South Bend at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment will be made there.

Frank J. Dawson
Services will be held Thursday in Mishawaka for Fank J. DAWSON, 38, former Akron citizen, who expired Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's hospital, Mishawaka. Death was caused by injuries sustained when a horse kicked him in the stomach Monday morning.
Dawson, an employee of the Dodge Mfg. Co., Mishawaka, was a fancier of saddle horses and a member of the Boots and Saddle Club of South Bend. He had lived in St. Joseph county for the past 20 years.
Surviving are his wife, Melva [DAWSON], parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan DAWSON, two sons, two daughters, two brothers, Charles [DAWSON] and Virgil [DAWSON], and four sisters. Mrs. Alvin SWIHART of Tippecanoe is a sister.

Mary Eileen Brown
Mrs. Mary BROWN, 23, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard PATESEL, of Kewanna. Mrs. Brown, who had been a patient at the Irene Byron Sanitarium, was taken to Kewanna Tuesday morning. She had been in ill health for the past year.
Mary Eileen [PATESEL], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard PATESEL, was born in Kewanna on Feb. 24, 1922. Her husband, Donald BROWN, is serving with the armed forces in the Southwest Pacific.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Carol Lee [BROWN]; her parents; three sisters, Mrs. Betty FOSTER of Kewanna, Jean [BROWN] and Margaret [BROWN] at home; one brother, Richard [PATESEL], at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed GOTTSCHALK of Kewanna, and grandmother, Mrs. Lucy PATESEL of Logansport.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as word is received from Mr. Brown, it was stated.

Charles Reed
Charles REED, 62, former resident of Akron, passed away suddenly while trveling on his sales route in northern Wisconsin. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Reed, whose home was in Madison,Wis., left Argos about 20 years ago.
Mr. Reed was born March 17th, 1883 in Argos, the son of Isaac and Ona REED. He was a member of the Argos Christian church. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Susanna [REED] at home, Mrs. Helen CULLEY, of Brinsfield, Ill., and his mother, Mrs. John ECKERT, of Argos.
The body will arrive at the Grossman fneral home Thursday evening and will lie in state at the Argos Christian church from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Friday 2:30 at this church with Rev. Ernest TREBER in charge. Interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

Barbara E. Fletcher
Mrs. Barbara E. FLETCHER, 63, passed away Tuesday morning at her farm home one and a half miles southeast of Argos. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness. The deceased had been a resident of the Argos community for the past 33 years and had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Barbara E. [WYNN], daughter of Marion and Elizabeth WYNN was born in Fulton county, Indiana on Feb. 7th, 1882. She was married to Claude FLETCHER on October 4th, 1906. Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband; two sons, Elmer [FLETCHER] of Argos, and Sgt. Floyd FLETCHER, now somewhere in France or Germany; a sister, Mrs. William TOWN of Argos; and a brother, William H. WYNN, of Ferndale, Mich.
The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home late today to the Fletcher residence where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Richland Center Christian church. Rev. Harry HIRSCHBERGER, of Mishawaka,will officiate and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Thursday, April 19, 1945

Lewis R. Fawley
MENTONE MAN KILLED IN ACTION IN GERMAN PUSH
Mr. and Mrs. Adam A. BOWEN, of Mentone, received a telegram on Tuesday morning from the War Department, advising that their foster-son, Pfc. Lewis R. FAWLEY, who was serving with the engineering division of General Patton's Third army, was killed in Germany on April 5.
Pfc. Fawley received his training in Georgia, Texas and Louisiana, and was sent overseas last August. He was born July 19, 1920, in Mentone, having been orphaned by the loss of both parents when he was five years old. He was reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bowen.
Besides his foster parents, he leaves grandfather, Jay FAWLEY, of Clarksville, Mich.; two aunts, Mrs. Logan Van DORAN, of Warsaw, and Mrs. Homer WARREN, of Mentone; and two uncles, Orie FAWLEY, of Warsaw, and Ralph GOOD, of Mentone.

Bernard Large
CULVER BOY DIES IN GERMAN PRISON CAMP
Culver, Ind., April 19. - Mr. and Mrs. Ralph LARGE have been notified by the Secretary of War that their son, Pvt. Bernard LARGE, age 20, died February 26 in a German prison camp.
Pvt. Large entered the army on May 5, 1943, and was sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., for his basic training. He was sent overseas on July 7, 1944, and saw action in Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was reported missing in Belgium on December 24, but on January 10 he wrote his parents that he was a prisoner of war.

Lowell Beck
WAR DEPT. CONFIRMS DEATH OF PFC. BECK
Mr. and Mrs. Edward KRAMER of this city today received official notice from the War department of the death in action of their son, Pfc. Lowell BECK, 22, near Manila on Feb. 16.
The notice followed receipt of a letter returned to the parents, marked "deceased" and certified by the commanding officer of Pfc. Beck's company.

Lou Jeannette Fernbaugh
Final services for Mrs. Lou Jeannette FERNBAUGH of near Leiters Ford, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Methodist church at Leiters Ford, with the Rev. H. B. STARKE of the Kewanna church officiating. Burial will be at Leiters Ford.

Friday, April 20, 1945

Ferdinand Christian Berger
Ferdinand Christian BERGER, 64, passed away Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, Glen [BERGER], four miles southeast of Argos, following a brief illness. Death was due to apoplexy.
The deceased was born in Switzerland on May 26, 1880 and came with his parents to the United States as a child of three. For many years he resided in the Walkerton community, but for the past ten months has lived with his son, near Argos.
On Nov. 23, 1901 he married Hermina SCHERDIGGER, who with five sons, Glen [BERGER], Harley [BERGER] and Howard [BERGER], of Argos, Homer [BERGER] of Walkerton, and Duffin [BERGER] of Chicago; five daughters, Mrs. Frances CLARK of Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Mabel PERMAN and Miss Edely BERGER, of Culver; Mrs. Gladys KUTCHA of Walkerton, and Mrs. Betty STETRO, of Big Springs, Texas; one brother, Emil [BERGER], of Goshen; one sister, Mrs. Albert HERIN, of Mishawaka; and eleven grandchildren, survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman mortuary in Argos, at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made at St. John's cemetery, Woodland, beside his father, Christian BERGER, who passed away only a few days ago.
The body will lie at the Grossman home, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Mary Anderson
The end came early this morning to a well known and highly respected Kewanna pioneer, Mrs. Mary ANDERSON, 89--more familiarly known to a host of friends as "Aunt Moll"--following a brief illness. Death was due to complications.
Born [Mary LEWIS] in Columbiana County, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1855, the daughter of William and Nancy LEWIS, she came with her parents in a covered wagon to Fulton county, while yet a small child. She has resided in the Kewanna community all of her life.
On July 27, 1878 she became the bride of Phillip ANDERSON, deceased. She has been a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and of the Daughers of Rebekah for the past 50 years, and during her active life was an interested worker in both.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle ENYEART, at whose home she lived, and where the end came, near Kewanna, and Mrs. Glen BOUNDS, Indianapolis; one step-daughter, Mrs. Almeda MOON, Kewanna; one son, Forrest ANDERSON, Newport, Mich.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, including Carl WIDDUP and James DAUGHERTY, now with the Armed Forces in Europe; one great-great-grandchild; and one half-brother, James DAUGHERTY, Monterey.
Final rites will be held at the Kewanna Church of Christ on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Henry BULGAR, formerly of Kewanna, but now of Medaryville, officiating. Interment will be made at Kewanna.

Saturday, April 21, 1945

William D. Young
FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT LEARNS OF SON'S DEATH
Mrs. A. R. SHOGREN, of St. Peter, Minn., the former Miss Genevere GROVE of this city, has, according to word received by relatives here, been notified that her son, Sgt. William D. YOUNG, 27, was killed in action April 2, in Germany.
A member of Gen. Patton's Third Army, he had seen much action in recent battle operations in France and Germany. He entered the Army six years ago as a radio technician. Surviving besides the mother, are a wife and son, Billy [YOUNG], residing in Valparaiso, Ind.

Monday, April 23, 1945

Martha Burns
Mrs. Martha BURNS, 72, passed away Sunday evening at her home on Rochester street, Akron, following several weeks illness from complications. Her condition became critical about a week ago. Mrs. Burns had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county where she had resided all of her life.
The deceased who was born October 11th, 1872, was the daugher of David and Lucinda BRYANT. Mrs. Burns was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Suvivors are two brothers, Phillip BRYANT of Talma, and Morton BRYANT, of Athens, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Church of God in Akron. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and interment will be in the Nichols cemetery, north of Akron.

Grace Hamlett Steele
Funeral services will be held in South Bend at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, at Trinity Methodist church, for Mrs. Grace (HAMLETT) STEELE, former Rochester resident, who expired Saturday afternoon at her home, 1313 N. Adams street, South Bend. She had been ill about three months.
The deceased was born in Rochester on April 16, 1905, the daughter of Phillip and Dessie HAMLETT. She attended school here and about 18 years ago moved to South Bend, where she has since resided. In 1933 she married Merle V. STEELE.
Survving are the husband; mother, Mrs. Dessie WELTY of Belleville, Ill.; three brothers, Sgt. Raymond HAMLETT and Pfc. Richard HAMLETT, both overseas, and Warrant Officer (j.g.) W. F. HAMLETT of Madison, Wis.; and four sisters, Mrs. R. A. WALTER, Jr., Mrs. Albert THORSTENSON and Mrs. Carl THORSTENSON, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Fred BRUNNER of Larwill; and a half-brother, Keith FELTY of Belleville, Ill. Her father preceded her in death in 1943.
The remains will lie at the Russell chapel, South Bend, until the hour of the service. Burial will be in Highland cemetery there. Rev. George BURDON will officiate.

Otis L. Foor
Otis L. FOOR, 50, a farmer of the Macy community for many years, passed away at his home, near the Fulton county line, at 10 o'clock Saturday night following an illness of three months.
He was born near Macy, the son of Franklin and Mary FOOR, on June 28, 1885, who with three brothers, Samuel [FOOR], Orville [FOOR] and Verle [FOOR], all of near Macy, survive.
Funeral services will be held at the reisence Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. SHUMAN of the Macy Christian church officiating. Burial will be made in Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The body will lie at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton until the hour of the funeral.

Marian Cain Ream
Mrs. Marian (CAIN) REAM, 50, wife of Hubert E. REAM, former Rochester residents, passed away Saturday at her home in Toledo, Ohio, according to information reaching relatives here.
Hubert, the husband, will be rememberd as a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Manford REAM. He left Rochester about 30 years ago, and has since resided in the Ohio city. He, with a son, Robert [REAM], 18, survive. No funeral arrangements have been received.

B. A. Sunderland
B. A. SUNDERLAND, owner of the cottage "Camp Aileen" on the north shore, and a summer resident at Lake Manitou for many years, died of acute indigestion at his winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla., late Saturday afternoon, according to word received by friends here. Death came suddenly.
Surviving are his wife and a son, Dr. Jack SUNDERLAND of Michigan City, and two grandchildren. The deceased was a retired official of the Standard Oil Co., and resided in Indianapolis for several years.
Funeral rites will be held in Rushville, Ind., on Friday, May 4.

Tuesday, April 24, 1945

Robert Dague
PFC. ROBERT DAGUE, 21, LISTED KILLED IN ACTION
Mr. and Mrs. Sam DAGUE, of the Fulton community, have been informed by the War Department of the death of their son, Pfc. Robert DAGUE, 21, who was killed in action in Germany on April 14.
Pfc. Dague was born and reared in the Fulton community. He attended the graduated from Metea high school. Two years ago he entered the service and in August 1944 was sent overseas, where he became attached to Gen. Patch's Seventh army as an infantryman. He saw a great deal of action both in France and Germany.
Surviving are the parents; two brothers in service, Ivan [DAGUE], now in Germany, and Joseph [DAGUE], home on furlough, and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy PATMAN, of Richmond, Ind. He was a member of the Olive Branch U. B. church.
[NOTE: Robert Dague, 21, Fulton, killed in action in Germany, April 14, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Raymond Gunter
MARSHTOWN YOUTH IS NOW REPORTED KILLED
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil GUNTER of the Marshtown community, on Sunday received word from the War department of the death, on Easter Sunday, of their son, Pvt. Raymond GUNTER, 19, who died in action in Germany.
The telegram announcing his death followed by only a few days information from the same source stating that Pvt. Gunter had been missing in action since the date named. No details of how he met death are available.
Pvt. Gunter was a graduate of the Grass Creek High school and had been in the armed forces only a short time. He is survived by the parents, two sisters and six brothers, two of whom, Russell [GUNTER] who is now stationed in Kansas, and Virgil [GUNTER] now overseas, are with the Army.
[NOTE: Raymond Gunter, 19, Marshtown, killed in action in Germany, April 1, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Wednesday, April 25, 1945

Fran Irene Ruffing
Little Fran Irene RUFFING, year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank RUFFING, Jr., died Tuesday evening at the home of her parents, four miles southwest of Argos, following an illness of four months. Death was due to lukemia.
The child was born July 6, 1943 and had been ill since Jan., 1945. She is survived by the parents, a brother, Eddie [RUFFING], sister Joyce [RUFFING], maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray HOOKER, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank RUFFING, Sr., and great-grandmother, Mrs. Jane HOOKER, all of Argos.
Services will be held at Gilead church southeast of Argos at 2:30 p.m., Friday. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery. The remains will be moved from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the residence Wednesday evening.

Sarah L. Ross
Death came this morning to a well known and highly respected resident of Fulton, Mrs. Sarah L. ROSS, 71, which occurred after an eight weeks illness at the home of her son, Fay ROSS, who resides six and a half miles south of Rochester on Road 31. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Miami county on July 23, 1873 and resided there until about 20 years ago, when she came to Fulton to make her future home. Her husband, the late Charles W. ROSS, preceded her in death several years ago. She was a member of the Holiness church.
Surviving besides the son is one daughter, Mrs. Kerch HECKATHORN, of Fulton.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Frederick Beehler
Relatives here have been notified of the death in Vinta, Okla., on April 15, of Frederick BEEHLER, 82, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edythe MARTIN. Funeral services were held at Nowata, Okla., on April 21, and burial was made there.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on June 27, 1862, and on Sept. 18, 1887 was united in marriage with Mary C. SCOTT, also of Fulton county.
While yet a young man, he went West and lived in Missouri and Oklahoma for the remainder of his life. About three years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered. He was a member of the Holiness church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Christina METZLER, Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. J. W. RENTZ, of Peru, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. MARTIN of Vinta; and two sons, Earl [BEEHLER] and Frederick [BEEHLER], Jr., of Bluejacket, Okla. Mrs. Beehler preceded him in death several years ago.

Thursday, April 26, 1945

Sarah L. Ross
Final rites for Mrs. Sarah L. ROSS will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Horton's chapel, south of Green Oak, with the Rev. HALL of Peru in charge.
In addition to those named in the notice of her demise Wednesday, Mrs. Ross is survived by eight grandchildren, three of whom are in the armed forces, one overseas, and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, the late Charles W. ROSS, preceded her in death last May.

James Wilbur Warren
James Wilbur WARREN, 50, who resides on a farm three miles south of Argos, passed away at Kelly hospital, Argos, at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of three years. He had been confined to the hospital since last Thursday. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county, but had lived in South Bend for several years. About 11 years ago he moved to the Argos community where he has since resided. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Grace FAHLER of Rochester, Mrs. Nellie FEAR and Mrs. Almeda HUDSON of Argos, Mrs. Prudence GIBBS of Georgia, Mrs. Arminta PERSONETTE of Dowagiac, Mich., and Mrs. Estella HAMMOND of Mishawaka; and three brothers, George [WARREN], Arthur [WARREN] and Frank [WARREN], all of Mishawaka.
Services will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Clyde JOSEPH of Plymouth in charge. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetry here.

Grace Steele
Those from Rochester who attended the funeral services of Mrs. Grace STEELE in South Bend Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. L. V. NOYES, Leo BEEHLER, Mrs. Ida BAKER, Mr. and Mrs. Ben BROCKEY and daughter, Mrs. Fred WESTWOOD and Mrs. Clair PONTIUS.

George Ninios
Louis, Pete and Chris NINIOS today attended the funeral in Chicago of their cousin, George NINIOS. Both the New York Candy Kitchen and Berghoff Cafe were closed.

Friday, April 27, 1945

Dewayne Bergstrom
AKRON MAN KILLED IN ACTION ON LUZON APR. 2
Mrs. Lois BERGSTROM of Mentone received a telegram from the War department Tuesday notifying her that her husband, Prc. Dewayne BERGSTROM had been killed in action on Luzon April 2.
Pfc. Bergstrom, 26, had been in the sevice four years and served overseas for 18 months. He had served in New Guinea, the Hawaiian islands, and on Luzon in the Philippines. He was a member of the 20th Infantry.
Before entering the service he was employed at the foundry in Warsaw. Bergstrom moved to Akron in 1937 from Belleville, Kans., where he received his schooling. Besides his wife he is survived by a three-year-old daughter, Dixie Lee [BERGSTROM]; his father, Walter BERGSTROM of Akron, and a brother, Ralph [BERGSTROM], of Port Noches, Texas. His mother, Mrs. Grace BERGSTROM, preceded him in death several years ago.

Saturday, April 28, 1945

Berlyn P. McKee
BROTHER OF LOCAL WOMAN DIES ON IWO
Word has been received here of the death March 6, from wounds received on Iwo Jima last Feb. 19, of Corp. Berlyn P. McKEE, 23, USMC, of Kokomo, a brother of Mrs. Evelyn FOSTER of this city, and a nephew of George McKEE of the Athens community.
Corp. McKee was first wounded in action on Bouganville in December 1943. Returned to the United States he recouperated and was returned to service in the Pacific last autumn.

Monday, April 30, 1945

Albert H. Ross
Albert H. ROSS, 74, retired foundry owner and machinist, and for many years a prominent buiness man of this city, expired Sunday afternoon at his residence, 719 Monroe street, following a long illness. His death, which was the result of complications, followed by four weeks the passing of his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (FENNIMORE) ROSS, who succumbed on Easter Sunday.
Born May 23, 1870, he was the son of David S. and Sarah (SANDS) ROSS. From boyhood, along with three brothers, William [ROSS], Charles [ROSS], and Loy [ROSS], he entered his father's foundry and machine shop on East Eighth street to learn a trade which then proved to be one of the flourishing business venturs of the community. On the death of his father, he with the other brothers took over, and for many years until ill health and death intervened successfully continued the business under the name of Ross Bros. Foundry & Machine Works.
The deceased was for many years, active in the Methodist church, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Daughters of Rebekah, all in this city.
Surviving are one son, City Councilman Donald ROSS; three daughters, Mrs. Merle CRAIG, Mrs. Eugene CULP, and Mrs. Lee SHARPE; one brother, Loy [ROSS]; one sister, Mrs. Ella TIPPY, and six grandchildren, all of this community. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. Frank BRIGGS of the Methodist church in charge. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery. The local Odd Fellows Lodge will assist in the services.

George C. Hattery
Death, which followed an illness of three years on Sunday afternoon claimed George C. "Smokey" HATTERY, 53, at his home, 1519 Jefferson street. He had been seriously ill only three weeks. Death was due to complications.
He was born in Logan county, Ohio, on Sept. 9, 1891, the son of Warren and Mary (LAMBERT) HATTERY. He came with his parents, many years ago, and settled in the Sugar Grove neighborhood in Henry township.
On Feb. 15, 1913, he was united in marriage with Miss Edith MOORE. Following his marriage he engaged in the interior decorating business. Since 1937 he has assisted the Doctors Stinson as a special driver.
Survivors include the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Charles POLK and Mrs. William SWEET, Rochester; four sons, Wilson [HATTERY], with the army in Germany, George [HATTERY], Jr., with the Army at Camp Austin, Ind., Leonard [HATTERY] and Robert [HATTERY], at home; the father, Warren HATTERY of the Sugar Grove community; two sisters, Mrs. Fred KRIEGBAUM of Elkhart and Mrs. Edward COX of Henry township, and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
The remains will be removed from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the family residence this evening.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

William Henry Martin
SON OF FORMER LOCAL GIRL KILLED AT SEA
Friends here have been informed of the death of Lt. (j.g.) William Henry MARTIN, USN, who was killed in action in the sinking of a U.S. destroyer in the Pacific some time ago.
Lt. Martin, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon MARTIN of South Bend, was a graduate of Indiana university and had been with the Navy for the past two years, where he had participated in numerous actions at sea. His mother, the former Miss Mildred PFEIFFER of Rochester, will be remembered by a host of friends here who share her loss.
Survivors, besides the parents, include the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rhoda PFEIFFER; two uncles, Lucius [PFEIFFER] and Edward [PFEIFFER], and one aunt, Mary PFEIFFER, all of the Evanston, Ill., community; and brother, John [MARTIN], and one sister, Mary Ann MARTIN, of South Bend.

Tuesday, May 1, 1945

Nevada Jackson
Mrs. Nevada JACKSON, 74, life-long resident of Argos, passed away 5:30 o'clock Monday evening at the Kelly hospital. Death was attributed to complications. She had been critically ill for the past several days.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Marshall county on July 18, 1870. Her parents were Elijah and Rachel McELFRESH. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, Byron JACKSON, of Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.
The body was removed to the Grossman funeral home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Grossman parlors on Thursday afternoon, 2:00 o'clock. Rev. James NEILL, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.

George C. Hattery
Final rites for George C. "Smokey" HATTERY, who expired Sunday at his home, 1519 Jefferson street, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Athens U. B. church, with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Leland Eckart
NAVY LISTS DEATH OF COUNTY MAN
Mr. and Mrs. Walter ECKART, route -, have been informed that the Navy now lists as killed in action, their son, Lt. Leland ECKART, 25, who disappeared in a flight over Guadalcanal on April 25, 1943.
Lt. Eckart, on a reconnaissance mission, with three other marine pilots, was attacked by a formation of 40 Japanese planes. Following the engagement, and because no trace could be found of him, he was declared missing in action. Two years later, with no word received, the Navy department has declared him officially dead.
Surviving are the parents and two brothers: Lt. Walter ECKART, now with the Army Air Force at Scott Field, Ill., and Cpl. Wilton ECKART, at Miami, Fla. The latter rcently spent a brief furlough with his parents here.

Edgar Herrell
ARMY LISTS DEATH OF COUNTY MAN
Official notice of the death of Pfc. Edgar HERRELL, 26, was received Monday by his wife, Mrs. Loretta HERRELL, of this city. Death came in a hospital somewhere in Germany on April 13, 1945.
Pfc. Herrell was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HERRELL of route 4, this city, in the Leiters Ford community, where he attended school. He had been in service two years, the last several months of which he served overseas. Relatives had received his last letter about two weeks ago.
He is survived by the wife, the former Loretta SISSEL; parents; three brothers, Raymond [HERRELL], a prisoner of war in Germany, Lloyd [HERRELL], Jr., Army and Frank [HERRELL], at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Raymond BOWERS and Mrs. Irene TRIPAWLDI of this city

Robert Miller
WOUNDS IN ACTION PROVE FATAL TO ARGOS DOCTOR
Capt. Robert MILLER, U. S. Medical Corps, passed away at 11 o'clock this morning at the Percy Jones General hospital Battle Creek, Mich., from wounds received in action during the occupation of Germany.
Captain Miller, who was 35, was born and reared in the Argos community, and prior to his enlistment in the service in Argos, with his wife, [Arlene MILLER], the former Arline DAWSON, one son Tommy [MILLER] and daughter Barbara [MILLER], he made his home on North Michigan street.
Besides the above named family, he is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd MILLER of Argos; two brothers, John C. [MILLER] of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Charles [MILLER] of Chico, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Margaret ROZOW, South Bend.
Funeral services will be held from the Argos Christian church at 2:30 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. Elmer JONES of Lafayette officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Argos. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The remains will lie at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, May 2, 1945

Katherine Stephenson
Mrs. John C. [Katherine] STEPHENSON, 64, of Argos, passed away four o'clock Wednesday morning at the Kelly hospital. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks from complications. Mrs. Stephenson had resided in the vicinity of Argos throughout her entire life and had a host of friends throughout Marshall county.
Katherine [WORTHINGTON], daughter of Frank and Minerva WORTHINGTON, was born on a farm a half mile west of Argos on December 4th, 1880. In 1900 she was united in marriage with John C. STEPHENSON. The deceased was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband, a son Madison STEPHENSON and two grandchildren, Betty Lou [STEPHENSON] and John STEPHENSON.
Funeral services will be held at the residence, 117 West South street, Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. James NEILL officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery. The body will be removed from the Umbaugh funeral home to the Stephenson residence this evening where friends may call to pay their respects.

Rex Shobe, Jr.
Rex SHOBE, Jr., 23-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex SHOBE, passed away at 1 a.m. Wednesday at the Shobe home in the Mt. Zion community southeast of this city. Death resulted from poisoning which followed the child's accidental drinking of gasoline Monday, while he was playing about the premises.
The youngster was born May 13, 1943.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD in charge. Interment will be made in IOOF cemetery.

David H. Smith
David H. SMITH, 60, well known farmer of the Argos community, passed away in a heart attack Wednesda morning at the home of his son, Lester SMITH, seven miles southwest of Argos. The end came suddenly and was least expected.
Born near Monterey on Oct. 16, 1864, he was the son of Peter and Elda SMITH. He was united in marriage on Oct. 27, 1905 with Miss Ada LARGE, who with the son, Lester, a daughter Mrs. June WYNN of Culver, and six grandchildren survive. The deceased was a member of the Gilead Methodist church, southwest of Argos.
Final rites will be held from Gilead church on Friday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Darlington, Ind., in charge. Burial will be made in Poplar Grove cemetery.
The remains will rest in Grossman funeral home at Argos until 10:30 Thursday morning, when they will be moved to the home of the son.

Thursday, May 3, 1945

Dwight Eugene Pollock
LOCAL PARENTS LOSE SECOND SON IN WAR
Mr. and Mrs. George POLLOCK, R.R. 2, on Wednesday night received official word from the War Department, reporting the death from wounds received in action during the Italian campaign, of Pfc. Dwight Eugene POLLOCK, 20, in a hospital in Italy on April 19.
Pfc. Pollock was one of three brothers serving with the Army overseas, and is the second of them to make the supreme sacrifice during this war. A half-brother, Pvt. John BELL, met death in action in France on Nov. 19, 1944. The third brother, Cpl. George Edward POLLOCK, is now with the Third army in Germany.
Pfc. Pollock entered the service shortly after his 18th birthday in 1943 and had been overseas several months, during which he had been once wounded, and for which he had rceived the medal of the Purple Heart, and with his unit had received the Presidential Citation.
He attended Rochester schools and was well known as an athlete of promise among his many friends here. Besides the parents and one brother mentioned herein, he is survived by a half-sister, now residing in Elwood.
[NOTE: Dwight Pollock, 20, Rochester, died of wounds in Italy, April 19, 1945.]

Mary Kinnear
Death this morning called Mrs. Mary KINNEAR, 92, for many years a well known and highly respected resident of Kewanna, who died at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Alzora FRAIN, west of Kewanna, following an illness of two years, the last few days of which were critical.
Born in Ohio on Dec. 22, 1852, she came to Pulaski county in 1896 and in 1908 removed to Kewanna, where she has rsided at her home on North Toner street. She has twice married. Firstly to Jerry STEELE in 1883 and lastly to John KINNEAR, who preceded her in death in 1929. She was a member of the Baptist church and the Daughters of Rebekah.
Surviving are the step-daughter; one son, John STEELE, of Flint, Mich.; five grandsons, John STEELE, Jr., of Lawrence; Gilbert [STEELE], in the armed forces ar Fort Benjamin Harrison; Raymond [STEELE] and Paul [STEELE], of Logansport; and Charles FRAIN, with the U. S. Navy.
Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete.

Friday, May 4, 1945

Eli McGriff
Eli McGRIFF, 75, passed away at his residence in Long Beach, Calif., following an illness of one year. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Argos on Jan. 11, 1870 and grew to manhood in that community. For a time he resided in South Bend, but later moved to California where he has since resided.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Lloyd [McGRIFF], of Argos; four daughters, Mrs. Glen SHEPHERD, Mrs. Mabel CRAWFORD, Mrs. Madge WEAVER, and Mrs. Hazel SWOPE, all of South Bend; one brother, Charles McGRIFF, who resides in Wisconsin; and five sisters, Mrs. Lona HOFFMAN, Argos; Mrs. Nora BAXTER, Mrs. Eva ECKART, Mrs. Mary BOGGS and Mrs. John BROCKUS, all of South Bend.
The remains are being returned to Argos, where interment will be made. Funeral arrangements will be made later.

William McMillen
William McMILLEN, 69, who resided in Argos, and who had been a resident of Fulton and Marshall counties all of his life, expired at his home Thursday evening, a victim of complications.
Born in Marshall county April 12, 1898 he was united in marriage with Miss Nora LEAVELL, who, with two sons, Roy [McMILLEN] of Lebanon, and Wilbur [McMILLEN] of South Bend; and one brother, Merle [McMILLEN], of Tippecanoe survive.
Throughout his life, the deceased engaged in farming and as a dealer in scrap metals. He was a member of the Rochester Lutheran church, where he was ever active in the affairs of the church.
Final rites will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. W. J. SCHROER in charge. Burial will be made in Reichter cemetry.

James J. Zellers
James J. ZELLERS, 71, father of County Commissioner Murlen Zellers, passed away at a South Bend nursing home late Thursday of complications which followed a hold-up attack by thugs a year ago.
At that time when he was robbed by unknown assailants, he was beaten about the head, and as a result was never able to give a coherent account of the attack. His condition since had been more or less critical.
Born near Kewanna in 1874, he was the son of Henry and Margaret (BARRETT) ZELLERS. His life, until about 20 years ago, when he moved to South Bend, had been spent almost entirely in Fulton county where he engaged in farming and business as a hardware merchant in Kewanna and later as a druggist in Rochester, where for some time he operated a drug store where the New York Candy Kitchen now stands. He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and of the Gleaners Lodge. For the past several years he has been employed as a millwright in South Bend.
The deceased was twice married, first to Norma FULLER, who preceded him in death, and later to Candace BARNETT, who, with four sons, Murlen [ZELLERS] and Arthur [ZELLERS] of Kewanna, Byron [ZELLERS] of Logansport and Ralph [ZELLERS] of South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret DUDAC, Mrs. George JOHNSON and Miss Elizabeth ZELLERS of South Bend; one step-son, Earl FAHLER, and a brother, D. H. ZELLERS of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Clara COSGROVE of Culver; 20 grandchildren, four of whom are in the armed service, and five great-grandchildren, survive.
The remains will be brought to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna on Sunday where final rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Interment will be made at the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. In the meantime the body will lie at the residence, 113 East Dayton street, South Bend.

Reuben B. Hendrickson
Reuben B. HENDRICKSON, 73, for many years a prominent merchant and business man of this city, passed away at 9:20 o'clock Thursday evening at his home, 1031 Madison street, following a lengthy illness. Death was due to paralysis.
Mr. Hendrickson was born in Wayne township, near Grass Creek on June 16, 1871, the son of Chineyance and Mary (MINTON) HENDRICKSON. In 1896 he opened a hardware and harness store in Fulton, which he operated for 16 years. On disposal of that business he came to Rochester, and in 1917 opened the 13th street grocery, which he sold in 1937. Since that date, and until last July 2, when ill health prvented, he represented several grocery concerns as a route salesman. From 1912 to 1916 he served as county recorder.
On Nov. 24, 1897, he was united in marriage at Fulton with Miss Vesta A. BAILEY, who, with three daughters, Misses Alice [HENDRICKSON and Mabel [HENDRICKSON] of Rochester and Mrs. George F. BRADFIELD of Evanston, Ill.; two sons, Ernest R. [HENDRICKSON] of Wilmette, Ill., and Joseph [HENDRICKSON] of Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Donna M. [HENDRICKSON] and Nancy HENDRICKSON of Wilmette; two grandsons, Beverly [HENDRICKSON] and Mayzanna HENDRICKSON, of Indianapolis, and four sisters, Mrs. Pearl COOK of Fulton, Mrs. Catherine MORPHET of Royal Center, Mrs. Charles NICKELS and Mrs. Luella LINDER of Kewanna, survive. One son, Russell B. [HENDRICKSON], preceded his father in death in 1909.
The deceased has been always active in city, county, religious and political affairs. He was an active member of the Rochester Church of Christ and served there as both an elder and trustee. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Fulton, and of the Order of Eastern Star of Rochester. As county recorder, he established a record of service and efficiency and was always affiliated with the Democratic party.
Final rites will be held at the Rochester Church of Christ on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, assisted by the Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT of Flora, officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The remains will be moved from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence, Saturday afternoon, where friends may call until the hour of the service.

Mary Kinnear
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Mary KINNEAR will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Baptist church, Kewanna, with the Rev. Hugh HALL of Hicksville, Ohio, formerly of the Kewanna church, officiating. Burial will be made in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Anna M. Miller
Mrs. Anna M. MILLER, 60, who for the past five years has resided a mile south of Fulton, passed away Thursday evening after an illness of about one year.
She was born April 23, 1885, near Sand, Germany, and came to America as a young woman, settling in Chicago, where she resided until coming to Fulton county in 1930. She was married April 9, 1919, to Ernest MILLER, who with two daughters, Mrs. Frances KLEIN of Sand, Germany, and Mrs. Donald SUTTON of Fulton; one son by a former marriage, Bernhard LATTERNER, and one grandson, survive.
Final reites will be held from St. Joseph's church in this city at 9 o'clock Monday morning with the Rev. Fr. Chas. SCHOLL officiating. Burial will be made at Fulton.

Saturday, May 5, 1945

Orah L. Kesler
Mrs. Orah [L.) KESLER, former Newcastle township resident, passed away at the home of her daughter in Gary Friday afternoon. She had been ill several months.
The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Frank DRUDGE of ner Talma, and of Mrs. Milton KESLER of this city.
Funeral rites will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon from the Talma Christian church and burial will be made in Reichter cemetery.

Alpha F. Metsker
Alpha F. METSKER, 58, passed away early this morning at his home, five miles north of Rochester on route 3, a victim of apoplexy. He had been in failing health for about two years.
Born in Noblesville, Ind., Oct. 20, 1887, he was the son of Thomas and Samantha METSKER. While still a young man he went to Chicago, coming here from that city about 15 years ago, when he was engaged in farming. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna METSKER; a sister, Mrs. Glenna HERNIN of Lafayette; and two half-brothers, W. S. [APPLEGATE] and Ford APPLEGATE of Indianapolis. A sister-in-law, Mrs. O. A. BERNHARDT, resides in Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ora LENNERT of the Tiosa Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be made at Noblesville.
The remains will be taken from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence at 10 o'clock Sunday morning.

Lowell Beck
Because of memorial services to be held in Logansport Sunday afternoon for their son, Pfc. Lowell BECK, recently reported killed in action in Germany, Mr. and Mrs. Edward KRAMER have announced that the Peoples Cafe will be closed all day tomorrow.

Monday, May 7, 1945

James H. Dice
James H. DICE, 84, who resides three miles south of Fulton, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Rentschler, two miles east of Fulton, where he was spending the day.
He was born in Fountain county, Ind., Jan. 10, 1861, the son of George and Catherine DICE. The deceased has been a resident of Fulton county many years where he engaged in farming.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Kitty DICE; two sons, Glen [DICE] and C. A. [DICE], all of Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. [Robert] RENTSCHLER of Fulton and Mrs. Cecelia LOWE of Rochester; a brother, Clifford [DICE] of Logansport; and four sisters, the Misses Josie [DICE] and Amanda [DICE], and Mrs. Carrie SAILOR of Lafayette, and Mrs. Al GOODWIN of Hoopeston, Ill.
Funeral services will be held from the Fulton Baptist church on Tuesday aftrnoon at two o'clock with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial will be made in Fulton cemetery.
The remains will lie at the Ditmire chapel until the hour of the service.

Mary Newhouse Pyle
Mrs. Mary (NEWHOUSE) PYLE, 89, a pioneer resident of this city, passed away at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of her son, Charles E. PYLE, East Eleventh street, this city. Mrs. Pyle had been in ill health for the past several years and her condition became critical Saturday. Complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Martin L. Barkman
Martin L. BARKMAN, 75, for many years a resident of Fulton county, succumbed early Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eunice Coplen, 816 Jefferson street, following a serious illness of only a few days. Death was due to pneumonia.
The deceased, who for 15 years has lived in South Bend, was born in this county Aug. 8, 1870, the son of John and Nancy Jane (HAMLETT) BARKMAN. In 1889 he was united in marriage with Miss Cora V. STAHL, who preceded him in death several years ago.
Mr. Barkman followed the occupation of farming, although he was widely known as an evangelistic singer, and since removing to South Bend, had been engaged in the real estate business. He was a lifelong, active member in the Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. [Eunice] COPLEN, Mrs. Mary Jane BLACKWELL of Palatka, Fla., and Mrs. Alice TRASK of Gary, Ind.; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Rochester Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The remains will be moved from the Zimmerman Bros. mortuary to the Coplen residence at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Charles Baker
Charles BAKER, 50, former Rochester resident, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Anderson, relatives learned here today.
The deceased, former cement worker here, has been employed at the Delco-Remy plant in Anderson for several years. His wife [Louella BAKER] was the former Louella BURNS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon BURNS of the Athens neighborhood.
Funeral rites will be held in Anderson Tuesday afternoon with interment there.

Tuesday, May 8, 1945

George J. Kahler
KEWANNA YOUTH VICTIM OF WOUNDS IN GERMANY
Mr. and Mrs. Mace KAHLER of Kewanna have been officially notified of the death of their son, T/5 George J. KAHLER, 22, who succumbed to wounds received in action in Germany on April 18.
T/5 Kahler was a graduate of Pulaski high school, class of 1941. On November 28 he entered service and received basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark. He went overseas in February 1944 and has since seen action in France, Belgium and Germany as a member of the Third Armored Division. Relatives last heard from him in a letter dated April 10.
Survivors are the parents, the wife, Madeline [KAHLER] and small son; three sisters, Essie [KAHLER] at home and Mrs. Eva GINN and Mrs. Maude CARLSON of Kewanna.
[NOTE: George Kahler, 22, Kewanna, died of wounds in Germany, April 18, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Mary Pyle
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary PYLE who passed away at 1 p.m. Monday at the home of her son, Charles E. Pyle, 216 East Eleventh street, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Frank E. BRIGGS and Rev. Harry BAILEY will be in charge of the rites and interment will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Pyle's entire life, with the exception of seven years in Marshall county, was spent in Fulton county, where she had a legion of friends. The Pyles resided in Akron for 24 years and then removed to Rochester. Mrs. Pyle was active in church work and social affairs of the community until she was stricken with failing health about six years ago.
Mary M. [NEWHOUSE], daughter of Thomas and Lucetta (BROWN) NEWHOUSE, was born in Marshall county, Indiana, on June 24, 1856, and moved to Fulton county with her parents when but seven years of age. In 1880 she was united in marriage with John H. PYLE in a ceremony solemnized in Rochester. Mr. Pyle preceded his wife in death several years ago. The deceased was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and was also a member of the Victoria Reading circle.
Surviving are two sons, W. F. PYLE of Indianapolis and Charles E. PYLE of this city; two sisters, Miss Inez NEWHOUSE and Mrs. Nora WILDER, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; two granddaughters, Miss Mary K. PYLE of Rochester and Mrs. H. C. HERKLESS, Jr., of Indianapolis, and a great-granddaughter, Julia HERKLESS of Indianapolis.
The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may pay their respects up until the hour of the funeral.

Alice Marguerite Mackey
Mrs. Alice Marguerite MACKEY, 54, wife of Dr. Gleason MACKEY, died early Monday morning at her home in Culver after a lingering illness of several years. The end came following a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born in Whiting in 1891 and has resided in Culver since 1920. Her husband, a prominent Culver physician and surgeon, was born and reared in Rochester, where he is well-known.
Surviving, besides the husband, is a son, Pvt. Colonel Field MACKEY, Indian Gap, Pa., and a daughter, Alice Bess [MACKEY], at home.
Final rites will be held at the Easterday funeral home in Culver on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Ralph JONES officiating. Burial will be made in Culver cemetery.

Bernard Maroney
Bernard MARONEY, 13-year-old son of Mrs. Bessie MARONEY, of five and one-half miles northeast of Lucerne in Bethlehem township, Cass County, near the Fulton county line, was drowned early Saturday morning when the horse he was riding plunged into an abandoned gravel pit on the Maroney farm, a quarter of a mile north of the house.
The body was recoverd at 9:30 a.m. with the aid of grappling hooks by searchers in rowboats, which had been brought from Fletchers Lake, a mile away. The water was ten feet deep in the middle of the pit where the body was found.
Although the youth's body had been in the water more than two hours when it was recovered, futile efforts were made to revive him with the aid of the local fire department inhalator.
Bernard had been sent to the pasture to bring in the cows and to do so it was necessary for him to pass the gravel pit. He bridled a bay horse which the family had just purchased Friday and rode it horseback toward the pasture.
Near the gravel pit, which is approximately a quarter of a block long and 30 feet wide, the horse apparently ran into some barbed wire and frightened by the pain, plunged over the south bank of the gravel pit into the water.
Although he could swim, the boy was wearing galoshes, lumber jacket and two pairs of trousers at the time and their weight, along with the shock of having been hurled into the cold water apparently made it impossible for him to save himself.

Wednesday, May 9, 1945

Luther Arthur Cranmer
Luther Arthur CRANMER, 64, succumbed this morning at the Logansport State hospital to complications following an illness of 15 months' duration.
The deceased was born in Chalmers, Ind., July 31, 1880, the son of Abraman and Editha CRANMER. With the exception of a few years spent in Minnesota, he has been a resident of the Kewanna community for the past quarter of a century. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Antioch U. B. church.
Surviving are the wife, the former Miss Ruey HANAWAY; two sons, Vernon [CRANMER] of South Bend and Kenneth [CRANMER] of Kewanna; one daughter, Mrs. Guy ANDERSON of South Bend; one brother, Edward [CRANMER] of East Chicago, and one uncle, Luther CARR of Monticello. The remains were brought today to the Foster funeral home in this city. Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete.

Thursday, May 10, 1945

Oscar Milton Corsaut
LT. OSCAR CORSAUT IS THE VICTIM OF WOUNDS
Lieut. Oscar Milton CORSAUT, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles CORSAUT of Kewanna, was officially listed as dead of wounds, somewhere in Germany, in a telephone call from his wife, Mrs. Vickie CORSAUT, who resides with their year-old son, Ronnie [CORSAUT], in New Hampshire.
Lieut. Corsaut was reported wounded in action several days ago. A subsequent report stated that he was recovering satisfactorily, but in their report of Wednesday, the War Department stated that he had later suffered a relapse and that death resulted about a week ago.
The lieutenant was born and reared in Kewanna and finished high school there. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his full enlistment with that corps. Following his discharge he was inducted into the Army and was later commissioned. He sailed for overseas service in June, 1944 and has been almost continuously in enemy action.
Besides parents, wife and son, he is survived by two brothers, Sgt. Delbert CORSAUT, now in the Pacific and S/Sgt. Robert CORSAUT, now in Italy; and three sisters, Miss Mary Catherine [CORSAUT], Kewanna, Mrs. Violet SMITH, and Mrs. Dorothy CARPENTER, South Bend.
[NOTE: Oscar Corsaut, 26, Kewanna, died of wounds in Germany, May, 1945. - The News-Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Friday, May 11, 1945

Mabel C. Curtis
Death early this morning claimed Miss Mabel C. CURTIS, 31, a patient at the Irene Byron sanitarium, Fort Wayne, for the past year and a half, the last five months of which was serious. Death was due to pulmonary tuberculosis.
Born July 5, 1913, near Kewanna, she was the daughter of Mahlon and Minnie (BEALL) CURTIS. She came with her parents to the vicinity of Rochester while a small child, where she has since resided. She was a graduate of Rochester high school, class of 1931. For the past several years she has resided with her mother a mile west of the city. She was a seamstress by occupation.
Surviving are the mother; three sisters, Mrs. Norabelle ROBBINS and Mrs. Jennie CLAY of Rochester, and Mrs. Myrtle HERD of Kewanna, and three brothers, George [CURTIS] and Ralph [CURTIS] of Rochester and Warren [CURTIS] of Chicago Heights, Ill.
The remains were brought this morning to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where they will lie until further announcement.

Guy L. Murfitt
CAUSE OF SOLDIER'S DEATH IS REVEALED
Mrs. Donna MURFITT has received details concerning her husband's death which resulted from injuries received in action.
The information was received from the adjutant general of the War department. "S/Sgt. Guy L. MURFITT was a combat infantryman acting as mess sergeant in the battalion headquarters company of the 317th Infantry, 80th Division, at the time that he was seriously injured on Dec. 25, 1944. S/Sgt. Murfitt was with the battalion field train near Lintgen, Luxembourg, when fire bombs were dropped by enemy aircraft and he received severe burns. He was immediately evacuated to the hospital where he died on Jan. 5, 1945. He was buried in the United States Military cemetery at Hamm, Luxembourg, where his grave is marked with a cross."
Sgt. Murfitt was born Sept. 28, 1920, near Leiters Ford. He graduated from Leiters Ford High school in the class of 1940. He was engaged in farming before entering service on July 6, 1942. He was united in marriage with Donna Castleman on Sept. 6, 1943.
He received training at Camp Forrest, Tenn., Camp Phillips, Kans., Camp Luguna, Ariz., and Fort Dix, N.J., before being sent overseas in July, 1944. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Expert Combat Infantryman Badge. His wife has recently received the Purple Heart awarded to Sgt. Murfitt posthumously.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Guy Lawrence [MURFITT]; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. MURFITT of Leiters Ford; a brother, Edward, [MURFITT] with the Army in France, and three sisters, Charlotte [MURFITT], Mary [MURFITT]and Rosella [MURFITT], all at home.

May Martin
The remains of Mrs. May MARTIN, 81, who passed away at her home in Greenville, Pa., at 5:15 Thursday evening, will arrive in Rochester Saturday morning, and will be removed to her old home, Fulton, where the body will lie at the Ditmire funeral home until the hour of the service.
Born [May MARRS] in Liberty township in 1863, she was the daughter of Achory and Elizabeth MARRS. She with her husband, Noah MARTIN, moved to Pennsylvania about 30 years ago, and have since resided there. Mrs. Martin had been in ill health for the past three years. Death ws due to paralysis.
Surviving are the husband; one son, Arba [MARTIN], of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Betsy PEPPER of Fulton and Mrs. Nancy GANGWER of Logansport.
Funeral services will be announced later.

Saturday, May 12, 1945

Mabel C. Curtis
Funeral services for Mabel C. CURTIS will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. Dr. C. T. HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.

Monday, May 14, 1945

Grant W. Gilger
Grant W. GILGER, 76, father of Dr. C. E. Gilger, passed away Saturday 1 p.m. at his home in Moline, Ill. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis, however, Mr. Gilger had been in failing health for the past several months. The deceased, who formerly resided in Kewanna and Winamac has a host of friends throughout those communities. For the past score or more of years he had resided in Moline and Rock Island, Ill.
Survivors are his widow; four children, Mrs. Cecil BRINLEY, of South Bend; Mrs. Thelma BENTRIM, of Tennessee, Mrs. Herman BELLHARTZ, of Moline, Ill., and Dr. C. E. GILGER, of this city. Several gandchildrn also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Gilger home in Moline on Tuesday afternoon and interment will be made in a Moline cemetery.
Dr. Gilger left for Moline Sunday morning to attend the services.

Palmer Bussert
Palmer BUSSERT, 41, older of two brothers operating an automobile service business here for a number of years, died shortly after noon Saturday at his home, 416 Madison street, following a stroke of paralysis suffered May 8.
The deceased received injuries in a fall last Tuesday at his home, as he stepped out of his car, striking his head on the pavement. He was in an unconscious condition until death came.
Born Jan. 30, 1904, he was the son of Daniel and Lena (PALMER) BUSSERT of this city. He was united in marriage on Oct. 23, 1926, with Miss Leota CALLOWAY, who with the parents; two daughters, Norma Lee [BUSSERT] and Mariln Louise [BUSSERT], and one brother, William [BUSSERT], all of this city, survive. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church and Eagles lodge.
Mr. Bussert was a printer by trade, having been affiliated in years past with the Rochester Reublican, Fulton County Sun, Rochester Sentinel and South Bend News-Times as a compositor and pressman. With his brother, he opened the Sinclair Super Station, Main and Fourth streets, several years ago. Later, under the name of Bussert Bros., they established the busienss at 420 1/2 Main street, where they have since been located.
Funeral services will be held from Grace Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Frank BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill cemetery.
The remains were moved Sunday from the Foster funeral home to the residence where friends may pay respects.

May Martin
Funeral services for Mrs. May MARTIN, 81, who passed away in Greenville, Pa., last week, were held from the Ditmire chapel in Fulton at 2 o'clock this afternoon, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Interment was made in Fulton cemetery.

Tuesday, May 15, 1945

Morton Bryant
Morton BRYANT, 70, succumbed Monday at the Ewing nursing home in this city to complications from which he had suffered for several months.
The deceasd was born Jan. 30, 1875, the son of David and Lucinda BRYANT. His entire life was spent in the Athens community, where he was known and respected by a host of friends. He is survived by one brother, Phillip [BRYANT], and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. R. E. CHRISTLER, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, in charge. Burial will be in Nichols cemetery.

James Volhauer
LT. JAMES VOLHAUER IS KILLED IN ACTION
Lt. James VOLHAUER, who will be remembered here as a boy who spent his summers with his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James PALMER at the Sunshine Farm, just west of the city, has been reported killed in action in the Philippines campaign, April 24.
Lt. Volhauer was a resident of Chicago, where his father, Jack VOLHAUER, is director of purchases for the General American Transport Corp. The lieutenant was with army ordnance and news of his death came as a great surprise to his many friends.

Dwight E. Pollock
(Chaplain sends sympathy, condolences to Mother.)
25 April, 1945
Mrs. Mary A. POLLOCK
Route No. 2
Rochester, Indiana
Re: Pfc. Dwight E. POLLOCK
35895895, Company A,
11th Arm'd Infantry Bn.
First Armored Division
Dear Mrs. Pollock:
It was with sincere sorrow that we learned of the death of your son, Private First Class Dwight E. "Jiggs" POLLOCK, who died of wounds 19 April 1945. All of us who knew Dwight join in extending to you our most heartfelt sympathy. He as others of his comrades made the supreme sacrifice that our Christian way of life may be preserved.
Jiggs was seriously wounded in action 19 April 1945 while engaged with the enemy on the Italian front. He was immediately evacuated to one of our Army Medical companies. Although everything possible was done for him he passed away shortly thereafter. His death was caused by shell fragment wounds from enemy artrillery fire. He has been properly identified and buried in a United States Military Cemetery in Northern Italy in an accurately marked grave. One of our Protestant Chaplains conducted burial and committal service for him at the grave.
Jiggs was held in high regard by all the officers and men of the battalion. He was a splendid soldier and of outstanding character. His loss is deeply felt by his many friends and associates. May God keep and rest his soul and help us to carry on the fight for him.
While there is no earthly compensation for the loss of our son, we trust that our mutual faith in God and our way of life shall sustain us in our hours of bereavement. May Almighty God in His infinite wisdom grant us victory so that such brave men as you son shall not have died in vain.
With deepest sympathy,
E. T. DONAHUE
Lt. Col. Ch. C.,
Division Chaplain.

Wednesday, May 16, 1945

Lorenzo Marrill
Lorenzo MARRILL, 89, a former Fulton county resident, passed away at his home in Doss, Mo., on April 19, relatives here learned today. Mr. Marrill had been in poor health for some time. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Marshall county, Jan. 13, 1856, but moved with his parents to Fulton county when he was a small boy. He resided in the county until a young man, when he went west, finally settling in Missouri, where he has since resided. Throughout his active years he engaged in farming. He was united in marriage May 22, 1892, with Ida WOLF of this community.
Surviving are the wife, two sons and four daughters, all of Doss; three sisters, Mrs. Eliza AULT, Mrs. Bell BRUBAKER and Mrs. Sarah FOOR of Fulton county, and several grandchildren.
Funeral rits were held at Doss, and burial was made there.

Thursday, May 17, 1945

Ethel Neff
Relatives here have been informed of the death in Baltimore, Md., of Mrs. Ethel NEFF, widow of the late Dr. Charles C. NEFF, formerly of York, Pa.
Funeral services were held today at Williamsport, Pa., where burial was made.
The deceased, an aunt of Mrs. Otto WEIMER and Mrs. Henry OWEN of this community, has often visited here, where she had a number of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Charles Auch
Friends here learned today of the death in Hammond of Mrs. Charles AUCH. The deceased was the mother of Miss. Louise AUCH, who for several years taught the second grade at Lincoln school, and who was well known in Rochester.

Friday, May 18, 1945

Simon H. Crall
Simon H. CRALL, 68, a retired farmer, succumbed Thursday noon at his home, 215 Pontiac street, following an illness of one year. Death was due to uremic poisoning.
He was born in Ohio June 21, 1876, the son of Simon Henry and Elizabeth CRALL. He came to Rochester from the Akron community about four weeks ago. He was a member of the Church of God in Akron.
Surviving are his wife, by a second marriage performed in 1939 following the death of his first wife; two sons, Estil [CRALL] of Rochester and Clarence [CRALL] of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Marie LEE and Mrs. Georgia CAVALT, both of Los Angeles; three brothers, William J. [CRALL] and Joseph E. [CRALL] of Warsaw, and Ray [CRALL] of VanWert, Ohio, and six grandchidren.
Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Church of God in Rochester, with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be made at Palestine.
The remains will lie st the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Rolland Meyer
PVT. ROLLAND MEYER, 23, IS NOW REPORTED KILLED
Mrs. Clarence BREEN, 1106 Elm street, was today notified by the War Department of the death in action of her son, Pvt. Rolland MEYER, 23, who was previously reported missing in action Jan. 15, last.
Rolland entered the service June 30, 1944 and trained at Fort McClain, Alabama. He had been overseas only about three weeks when he was reported missing during the fighting around Germont, Belgium. He had spent a short furlough at home with his parents and other relatives and friends last November.
He was born in Fulton on July 2, 1921 and attended school at Fulton and Rochester. Prior to his entry into the armed forces, he was engaged in farming.
Surviving besides the mother and step-father are two brothers, Sgt. Dean MEYER, now in New Guinea and Howard MEYER, at home. His father preceded him in death several years ago.
[NOTE: Rolland Meyer, 23, Rochester, killed in action in Belgium, Jan. 16, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Saturday, May 19, 1945

Lulu Dixon
Mrs. Lulu DIXON, 70, died this morning at the State hospital in Logansport, following an illness of one year, according to information reaching Rochester at noon today. Death was due to paralysis.
The remains will be brought to this city in the Zimmerman Bros. funeral car and the obituary as well as funeral arrangements will be announced in Monday's edition.

Lyman Culver
Lyman CULVER, 76, former Rochester resident, but of recent years owner and manager of Culver's Resort on Eagle lake, near Edwardsburg, Mich., died of a heart attack Friday morning at his home.
He was born in this city Sept. 10, 1868, and was united in marriage with Miss Bertha WOYHAN of South Bend on Dec. 25, 1890. He is suvived by the widow, two daughters, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites were held from the Orvis funeral home in South Bend at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial was made there.

Monday, May 21, 1945

Carrie D. Hatch
Mrs. Carrie D. HATCH, well-known resident of Macy, passed away at her home Sunday evening at 9 o'clock. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which was suffered six months ago. The deceased had a host of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mrs. Hatch [Carrie LOVATT] was born in Illinois on Jan. 15 , 1862, the daughter of Owen and Mary LOVATT. On March 28, 1892, she was united in marriage with John HATCH, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Hatch was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hurd HURST of Peru, Mrs. Glen HURST of Macy and Mrs. Frank PALMER of Macy; two sons, Lee HATCH of Macy and Roscoe HATCH of Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie CALOWAY of South Bend and Mrs. Emma CALOWAY of Davidson, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Macy Christian church. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Hatch home until 2 p.m. Tuesday where friends may call to pay their respects.

Helen Kenney Burton
Mrs. Helen (KENNEY) BURTON, 22, wife of a local plumbing contractor, passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey KENNEY, in Cynthiana, Ky., Monday morning following an illness of five months. Death was due to tuberculosis.
Mrs. Burton was quite well known here, having resided at 112 West 10th street for some time before illness compelled her to seek health at a sanitarium in the south. She is survived by her husband, Brice BURTON; parents; three brothers, with the Armed Services overseas, and one sister at home.
Burial will be made at Cynthiana, Ky., but funeral arrangements have not been announced. Mr. Burton is the senior member of the firm of Burton & Miller.

Alta Marie Ball
Mrs. Clyde [Alta Marie] BALL passed away, four o'clock, Sunday morning at her home 118 West 4th street, this city. Death resulted from a heart ailment following five weeks illness. Mrs. Ball had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life and had many friends throughout this community.
Alta Marie [DUDGEON], daughter of James and Amanda DUDGEON, was born June 16, 1896 in Richland township. Her first marriage was to William H. A. MILLER. In a second marriage on June 24th, 1942, she became the wife of Clyde BALL, of this city. Mrs. Ball was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church and the Mothers of World War II organization.
Survivors are her husband; a son, Harold Lloyd MILLER, at home; two brothers, Arthur [DUDGEON] and Arlie [DUDGEON], both of Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie MATTHEWS, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. at the Richland Center church, with Rev. Ora LEMMERT officiating. Interment will be made in the Richland Center cemetery. The body was removed Monday morning from the Foster funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Lulu Dixon
Final rites for Mrs. Lulu DIXON, 72, widow of the late Charles DIXON, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Hippensteel funeral home, Lafayette. Burial will be in a Lafayette cemetery.
Mrs. Dixon succumbed Saturday morning at Logansport where she had been undergoing treatment since last July. Death was due to paralysis.
The deceased [Lulu BATES] was born in Lafayette on April 13, 1873, the daughter of Christian and Fannie (BOELKINS) BATES. For many years she resided just west of this city on Road 14, near the Fansler orchard. She was a memer of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Catherine ENGLISH of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Frances EASLEY of Lafayette.
The remains will lie at the Hippensteel funeral home, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Minnie Mae Barker
Mrs. Minnie Mae BARKER, well known Liberty township resident, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. C. Emrah, of Warsaw, following several months illness from complications. The deceased spent her entire life in the southwestern section of Fulton county where she had a host of friends.
Minnie Mae [BEATTIE], daughter of John and Elizabeth BEATTIE, was born in Wayne township, Fulton county, on February 22, 1872. Her husband, Isaac BARKER preceded her in death some time ago.
The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. W. C. EMRAH, of Warsaw; Mrs. J. P. EMRAH, of Logansport; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cora HOOVER, of Warsaw and Mrs. Emma BARKER, of Fulton.
The final rites will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton, Ind. Interment will be in the cemetery at Fletchers Lake. The body reposes at the Ditmire chapel where friends may call.

Tuesday, May 22, 1945

Raymond R. Jones
PVT. RAYMOND R. JONES SUCCUMBS IN MICHIGAN
Pvt. Raymond R. JONES, 33, succumbed Monday evening at the Percy Jones General hospital, Battle Creek, Mich., of a malady contracted in service, following an illness of several months.
Pvt. Jones, the son of Ed and Dora JONES of this city, ws born in Liberty township on March 16, 1912, and resided throughout his entire life, with the exception of four years when a small child, during which he lived in Montana with his parents, and the past year while a soldier in the U.S. Army. Since his marriage with the former Arvada BARNES, he claimed residence on a farm two miles north of Akron.
On April 11, 1944, he was inducted into the Army and trained in Nebraska and other sections of the country until ill health forced him into the hospital at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Billings General hospital at Indianapolis, and finally to the Jones hospital in Battle Creek.
Surviving are the wife, parents, five sons, Jimmy Dean [JONES], Jackie Dick [JONES], Kenneth [JONES], Ronald [JONES] and Donald [JONES]; one brother, Robert O. [JONES] U.S. Army, Danville, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen MIKESELL, Harvey, Ill.
Funeral services are as yet incomplete.
[NOTE: Raymond Jones, Akron, died in Battle Creek, Michigan, May 21, 1945. - Rochester Sentinel, Saturday, May 27, 2000.]

Wednesday, May 23, 1945

J. Frank Penrod
Death came this morning to J. Frank PENROD, 77, of Kewanna, at the home of his nephew, Glen LOGAN, 115 East Woodside avenue, South Bend, where he had been seriously ill since last Friday.
Born Sept. 18, 1867, in Marshall county, he was the son of Joseph and Sarah (LANE) PENROD, who with his wife, the former Sadie LAMBERT, preceded him in death. During his active years he was engaged in the produce business in Kewanna, where he was well and favorably known.
Surviving are nine nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held at the Hartman funeral home in Lakeville, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Thursday, May 24, 1945

Dewey Admiral Crabill
Dewey Admiral CRABILL, 46, succumbed at the home of his parents, 10 miles west of Rochester, at 12:30 o'clock this morning following an accident which occurred Monday when he fell down the stairs at his home.
Born in Whitley county June 9, 1898, he was the son of Lester and Della (MIKESELL) CRABILL. He came to Fulton county with his parents, while yet a small child, and has resided in this county since. He was unmarried.
Surviving are the father, a step-brother, two brothers, Carl [CRABILL] of Rochester and Ulysses [CRABILL] of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Savilla DUKES of Muskegon, Mich.; one half-brother, Irmal [CRABILL], of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at Sharon church at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. M. BAKER in charge. Burial will be made in [Moon] cemetery.
The remains were taken to the family residence from the Foster funeral home today.

Raymond R. Jones
A party of local Legionnaires, headed by Post Commander Oliver GROVE, this afternoon attended the last rites, held in Akron, for Pvt. Raymond R. JONES, who passed away at the Percy Jones General hospital in Battle Creek, Mich.

Friday, May 25, 1945

Harold Babcock Thornburg
SILVER STAR AWARDED TO LT. H. B. THORNBURG
For extraordinary heroism in action against the Japanese in the South Pacific, the Silver Star Medal recently was awarded posthumously to Lt. Harold Babcock THORNBURG, USN, a son of Mrs. Howard P. CALLOWAY of route 1, Rochester.
Lieutenant Thornburg is survived by his parents and his wife, Mrs. Katie V. THORNBURG, 659 I avenue, Coronado, Calif.
Text of the citation follows:
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as observer in a torpedo plane in action against enemy Japanese forces at Halmahera in the South Pacific Area on Sept. 21, 1944. When his pilot was seriously wounded by enemy gunfire while carrying out a bombing attack on hostile installations, Lieutenant Thornburg immediately took command of the situation, instructing two crew members in emergency measures and attempting to revive the unconscious pilot before he himself finally parachuted to the ground from a dangerously low altitude. By his cool initiative and intelligent direction, he saved the lives of the crew members and his resolute fortitute and great personal valor under extremely perilous conditions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U. S. Naval Service."

Katherine Schmidt
Katherine SCHMIDT, well known in this community, died at the Carneal hospital, Winamac.
Mrs. Katherine Schmidt, 59, wife of John SCHMIDT, of near Monterey, was born in Austria, Dec. 10, 1885. She came to this country while yet a young woman, and settled in Chicago. About 25 years ago she moved with her husband and family to the Monterey neighborhood, where she has since resided. Death was due to complictions from which she had suffered for the past year and a half. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church, Monterey.
Besides the husband, she is survived by two sons, Frank [SCHMIDT] of Monterey and Joseph [SCHMIDT] of Winamac, and eighteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted by Rev. Leo BREITENBACH of St. Ann's church, Monterey, at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Burial will be at Monterey.

Emma Beal
Death came Friday morning at 4:15 o'clock to Mrs. Emma BEAL, 77, at her home in Buchanan, Mich., following an illness of three years, from complications.
The deceased, who was the former Emma REAM, was born in the Antioch neighborhood on Jan. 3, 1868, where she resided until about 15 years ago, when she moved to the Michigan address. Her husband, Melvin BEAL, preceded her in death several years ago.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Sylvia ELLIS, with whom she made her home in Buchanan; one sister, Mrs. Mel WERTZBERGER; and one brother, George REAM of this city.
Funeral rites will be held in Buchanan Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial there.
Messrs. Howard Werbzberger and George Ream will attend the service.

Saturday, May 26, 1945

Anthony Peter Macukas
ARGOS SAILOR GIVES LIFE IN PACIFIC WAR
An Argos navy man has given his life in action. He is Anthony Peter MACUKAS, F 1/c, USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton MACUKAS, of route 3, Argos, and the husband of Helen MARKLEY MACUKAS, who is enroute from Los Angeles to her home at the prsent time. The official Navy Department telegram did not disclose the date of the death but stated that his body was iterred in an Allied cemetery on a Pacific island pending cessation of hostilities.

Monday, May 28, 1945

Elbridge Carpenter
Elbridge CARPENTER, 80, a lifelong resident of the Akron community, died late Sunday evening at his residence following an illnes of one year. Death was due to complications.
Born May 3, 1866, his parents were Benjamin and Elizabeth CARPENTER. He has been engaged in farming throughout his active years.
He is survived by the widow, the former Stella BEST; a son, Seth CARPENTER of Anderson; a daughter, Mrs. Faye PARKER of Niles, Mich.; and two brothers, Elmore [CARPENTER], a twin, and George [CARPENTER], both of near Akron.
Funeral announcements will be made later.

James Epler
James EPLER, 72, for many years a caretaker at the Kewanna IOOF cemetery and prominent in that order, died Sunday morning in Cass county hospital, Logansport, following an illness of several years. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Newman, Ill., July 25, 1872 and moved to Kewanna about 50 years ago. His wife, the late Mrs. Nancy EPLER, preceded him in death several years ago.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Juanita WADDUPS of Logansport; one brother, John EPLER of Winamac, and several grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. Daniel PERRY in charge. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

William Matthew Meader
Little William Matthew MEADER, 22-month-old son of James H. and Anne McDOWELL MEADER, route 1, Macy, drowned Sunday afternoon in Nyona lake while the family were at the resort for a week-end outing.
Mrs. Meader and five of her six children were at Shady Nook cottage, the tot is believed to have wantered off and his presence was not missed for perhaps a half hour, when a search was started. The body was found in about three feet of water, a short distance from the cottage.
Dr. F. C. DIELMAN of Fulton was called, as was the pulmotor squad from this city, but all attempts at resuscitation were futile.
The father, a flight instructor at the Pensacola, Fla., airfield, is now enroute home to move the family to the southern city and is unaware of the tragedy.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother John [MEADER], with the air force at Sheppard Field, Texas two brothers, James [MEADER] and Michael [MEADER] at home, and two sisters, Barbara [MEADER] and Mary Lou [MEADER] also at home.
The remains were taken to a Logansport mortary pending arrival of the father.

Tuesday, May 29, 1945

Ora C. Morningstar
Ora C. MORNINGSTAR, 70, a native of this city, former 18.1 balkline billiard champion of the world, and for many years a prominent figure in the world of sports, died May 19 in a rest home at San Diego, Calif., according to information which reached here from the West coast Monday.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George MORNINGSTAR of this city, he became a professional billiard player at an early age under the tutorship of the late Henry MEYER and after relinquishing his championship title to Willie HOPPE, toured the world in exhibition play. His wife, the former Bessie KILMER of Rochester, preceded him in death several years ago, as did his two brothers, Hiram [MORNINGSTAR] and John [MORNINGSTAR], who for many years operated the Morningstar transfer line in this city.
At the time of his death Morningstar operatd a billiard room in the California city where burial was made.

Eldridge Carpenter
Final rites for Eldridge CARPENTER of Akron, who passed away at his farm home Sunday evenineg, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery at Akron.

Wednesday, May 30, 1945

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, May 31, 1945

Isaac F. Wynn
Isaac F. WYNN, 69, a resident of Fulton county for more than a half century, passed away at his home, 512 West Thirteenth street, at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. He had been in ill health for about six months.
The deceased was born near Greensburg, Ind., April 7, 1876, and came to this county with his parents, Eli and Sobrina WYNN when about six years old. He has since resided here.
A carpenter by trade, he served also for many years as the sexton of the Rochester Citizens' cemetery. He was a member and trustee of the Rochester United Brethren church.
On May 25, 1898, he was united in marriage with Mary Elizabeth BARKER, who, with one daughter, Mrs. Lee MULLINS, Tippecanoe; one sister, Mrs. Ella BROWN of Rochester; six grandchildren, Mrs. Fred CONNERS of Williamstown, Mass., Mrs. Gerald LEFFERT of Bremen, Mrs. Eugene WEIRICK of Tippecanoe, John I. MULLINS of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Barbara Lee and Sharon Kaye of Tippecanoe, and two great-grandchildren, survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Brethren church, with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD, assisted by Rev. KENNEDY, in charge. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
The remains were taken from the Foster funeral home to the late residence Thursday morning. Friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Nellie Grace Rouch
Mrs. Nellie Grace ROUCH, 59, wife of Chief Claude ROUCH, of the Rochester fire department, and a resident of this city for the past 40 years, succcumbed Wednesday noon to a heart attack at her home, 417 West Fifth street. She had been seriously ill only a few days when the end came, although in failing health for several years.
Born near Disko on Sept. 18, 1885, she was the daughter of Dennis and Sarah LYNCH. Shortly after completion of her school years she came to this city and found employment at the Rochester Republican office where she remained until the date of her marriage to Mr. Rouch on March 30, 1907. She was a member of Grace Methodist church.
Suyrvivintg, besides the husband, are two sons, Donald [ROUCH] of Peru and Robert [ROUCH] at home; three grandchildren, Sandra [ROUCH], Sonja [ROUCH] and Fredrick ROUCH, all of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie PARVEN of Arkansas and Mrs. Katherine PARVEN of South Bend, and three brothers, Jesse [LYNCH] of Silver Lake, John [LYNCH] of Nappanee and William [LYNCH] of South Bend.
Funeral rites will be held at the Methodist church, with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Date and time of the funeral have not been decided. The remains were removed today from the Foster funeral home to the residence.

Friday, June 1, 1945

Bertha Elizabeth Cordes
Despondency because her second son now in the Army faces overseas service, is believed to have been the motive for the suicidal death early this morning of Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth CORDES, 52, at her farm home, four miles southeast of Argos, near the Fulton-Marshall county line.
Mrs. Cordes was born in Shelby county, Indiana, on July 27, 1892, and on Feb. 21, 1910, was united in marriag with Lewis CORDES. The family moved to the Argos vicinity from South Bend in 1938.
Mrs. Cordes left her home about 6:30 this morning and walked, unobserved by the family, down a lane. Seen by neighbors, she was observed to be carrying with her a rope and chain. Later when her presence was missed by the family, a search revealed the lifeless body hanging to the limb of an apple tree in the orchard.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, Roy [CORDES] at home on furlough from Sheppard Field, Texas, Arthur [CORDES] in service in the Pacific and Norman [CORDES] of South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Anna BLACK, South Bend; her mother, Mrs. Emma EMRICK of Indianapolis, and two brothers, William NIESE of Indianapolis and Edgar NIESE of Cleveland, Ohio.

Walter Brauneker
Walter BRAUNEKER, 45, who resides eight miles southwest of Argos, died this morning, a victim of asthma and complications.
The deceased came from Chicago to the Argos community about three and a half years ago. He was a member of the IOOF lodge in Chicago, where he was previously employed as a trucker for a large packing house.
He is survived by the wife, the former Anna REBHOLZ; one daughter, Elsie Anna BRAUNEKER of Chicago; one son, Walter Nick BRAUNEKER at home; one brother, Joe [BRAUNEKER] and one sister, Mrs. Anna MILLER, both of Chicago, and his father-in-law, John REBHOLZ, who resided with him.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Gilead church, southwest of Argos, and burial will be made in Poplar Grove cemetery.
The remains will be taken from the Grossman funeral home to the residence on Saturday evening.

Rev. M. L. Garberson
Mrs. Jacob EISENMAN of this city has received word from McClure, Ohio, of the death of her brother, the Rev. M. L. GARBERSON, 71, who passed away Thursday of this week.
Rev. Garberson was born and reared in Wayne township, near Grass Creek, and resided there until he entered the ministry, while still a young man. His wife, who survives, the former Della MILLER, was also a resident of that community. He was the son of the late Lewis GARBERSON.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church in McClure. Burial will be made there.

Saturday, June 2, 1945

Bertha Elizabeth Cordes
Final rites for Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth CORDES, 52, of the Argos community, will be held in South Bend at the Russell funeral home, Monday morning at 10 o'clock, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Argos in charge. Interment will be in Huglance cemetery, South Bnd. The remains will be taken from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, to the South Bend mortuary Monday morning.

Monday, June 4, 1945

George Allen Kendall
George Allen KENDALL, 86, died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Christina TATE, in Argos, following an illness of six years. Death was due to complications.
The deceased was born in Jefferson, Mo., Feb. 25, 1859, and came to Argos from Chicago about six years ago. During his active years he was engaged in the management of various clubs and hotels in Chicago and St. Louis. He was a member of the Masonic orders.
Surviving are the sister in Argos; two nephews, George TATE of Washington, D.C., and Arthur TATE of Racine, Wis., and a niece, Miss Helen TESSER of Englewood, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery.

Charles Johnson
The death of Charles JOHNSON, well-known Argos citizen, was reported from Chicago, where he expired Saturday morning at 4 o'clock, following a brief illness.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline JOHNSON; one daughter, Miss Helen JOHNSON, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna KENDALL and Mrs. Carrie HUGHES, both of Argos.
Final rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. James NEILL officiating. Burial will be in a Plymouth cemetery.

Arthur Borden
Death, at 8:30 this morning, called Arthur BORDEN, 63, well known Fulton county farmer at his home, three miles northeast of Rochester, following an illness of five years caused by heart trouble.
Born in Miami county on August 2, 1882, he came to this community 37 years ago, and has since resided here. His parents, the late Joseph and Susan (HAWKINS) BORDEN, preceded him in death. In 1905 he was united in marriage with Miss Amy UMBAUGH, who survives. He has long been an active member of the Rochester Lutheran church.
Besides the wife, he is survived by a son, Charles [BORDEN], at home; daughter, Mrs. Effie SUDDITH, Indianapolis; and three brothers, Oliver [BORDEN] of Loyal, Frank [BORDEN] of Manhattan, Ill., and Ed [BORDEN] of Montpelier, Ind.
Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete.
Memorial wreaths are being established. Please call phone 467.

Mary Mullican
Final rites will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock for Mrs. Mary MULLICAN, 58, who passed away at 12:40 o'clock Sunday morning at her home, 1122 Monroe street, following a lengthy illness. Death was due to complications.
The deceased [Mary BELT], born Aug. 30, 1886, near Macy, was the daughter of Raymond and Amanda (HORTON) BELT. On Feb. 14, 1906, she became the bride of Benjamin MULLICAN, and with him rmoved a few years later to this city, where she has resided for 25 years. She was a member of Grace Methodist church in this city.
Survivors include the husband; two daughters, Miss Kathleen Elizabeth MULLICAN and Mrs. Marian Eileen BURNETT, both of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Grace ENYART of Indianapolis and Mrs. Maude SHELLEY of Rochester; and two grandchildren, Karen Diane [BURNETT] and Robert Lynn BURNETT of Indianapolis.
The body will lie at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral. The rites will be in charge of Rev. F. R. BRIGGS. Burial will be at Five Corners cemetery, south of the city.

Tuesday, June 5, 1945

John Ferger
Rochester friends have been informed of the death this morning in Indianapolis of John FERGER.
Ferger, a pressman at a large Indianapolis printing house, was struck by a car while enroute to work this morning. He was well known in Rochester where he spent his summer vacations at the lake.

Arthur Borden
Final rites for Arthur BORDEN, 63, well-known Richland township farmer, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Rochester Lutheran church with the Rev. William J. SCHROER in charge. Burial will be made in Reichter cemetery. The remains will be moved this evening from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos to the residence, where friends may call.

Earl Ross
Mr. and Mrs. Ray WOODCOX of 481 East Ninth street, have been informed of the death of a cousin, Earl RALSTON, in Los Angeles.
Ralston, a newspaper man, was reared and received his schooling in Rochester before establishing a residence in South Bend several years ago, where he was employed on the South Bend Tribune and later on the Los Angeles Times. He was also a cousin of Mrs. Ruth COSGROVE. Funeral services and burial were held in the west coast city.

Wednesday, June 6, 1945

Samuel Kepler
Samuel KEPLER, 78, a resident of Argos for the past 27 years, passed away at his home there at 7:30 Tuesday evening, following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for several months, but was seriously afflicted only about a week.
He was born Nov. 23, 1866 in Indiana, the son of John and Mary (SEIDERS) KEPLER, and in 1889 was united in mariage with Miss Mariam MATHEWS, who with two sons, Harry [KEPLER] of Warsaw and Rudolph [KEPLER] of Mishawaka; two daughters, Leah [KEPLER] at home and Mrs. Irene BUDD, Angola, and three brothers, E. O. [KEPLER] of Glendale, Calif, Lewis [KEPLER] of Granger, Ind., and Frank [KEPLER] of Plymouth, survive.
The remains will be moved from the Umbaugh funeral home to the residence Thursday evening, where final rites will be conducted on Friday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER in charge. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Thursday, June 7, 1945

John Ferger
Funeral services will be held in Indianapolis Friday afternoon for John FERGER, killed by an automobile Tuesday evening as he crossed the street returning home from work. Burial will be delayed pending word from his son now stationed in the Aleutian Islands.

Friday, June 8, 1945

Ferd "Ben" Keough
Ferd "Ben" KEOUGH, 25, critically injured in an automobile collision a mile west of Kewanna, Wednesday evening, succumbed to complications at Woodlawn hospital Thursday evening.
The fatal accident occurred when cars driven by Keough and Elmer G. HARRIS, both of the Kewanna vicinity collided, and in which Harris and a companion, Miss Beulah HUGHES were slightly injured. In the collision the Keough car was struck toward the rear of the machine, shunting it off into a telephone pole. The injuries Keough suffered, resulted from this incident. Damages to the two cars is estimated at $400, with the Harris machine standing the brunt of the impact.
Keough, the son of William and Clara KEOUGH was born May 10, 1920, on a farm near Kewanna. He had resided in that community all of his life.
Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Frank [KEOUGH], now in the Philippines, Ralph [KEOUGH] and William [KEOUGH], Jr., at home.
Last rites will be performed at the Kewanna Christian church [Sunday] afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. Joseph DIX in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
The remains will be moved from the Harrison funeral home to the residence on Saturday morning. Friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Samantha Hamlett
Mrs. Samantha HAMLETT, 86, widow of the late William HAMLETT, and for many years a resident of the Talma community, passed away Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie DEARDORF in Wheatfield. Death was due to complications following an illness of several months.
[Samantha PECK] was born in Ohio, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William PECK. Survivors include Mrs. Deardorf and daughters, Mrs. Hallie STAHLBAUM, San Pierre and Mrs. Mae ROBINSON of near Monticello; and one foster son, Ralph HAMLETT of Teft. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be held at Teft at 2:00 Saturday afternoon, with committal service at Reichter cemetery, near Talma at 4:00 o'clock.

Amy Catherine Cook
Mrs. Amy Catherine COOK, 84, died at noon today at the home of her brother, John LOWE, at Denver. Death followed a stroke of paralysis and an illness of three years, the last ten days of which were critical.
Mrs. Cook, a sister of Voris LOWE of this city, was the wife of Nelson COOK, whom she married in this city on Feb. 14, 1888. She was the daughter of Isaac and Mary (ALEXANDER) LOWE, and was born in Wayne County, Ohio on July 9, 1860.
Funeral services will be held at the John LOWE residence in Denver at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. Charles Frank GOLDEN of the Chili Methodist church in charge. Friends may pay their respects at the residence, where the remains will lie after 1:30 Saturday afternoon.

Devone Gearhart
DISKO YOUTH IS KILLED IN ACTION ON LUZON
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde GEARHART of Disko received word late Thursday afternoon that their son, Pfc. Devone GEARHART, was killed in action May 12th on Luzon. The message came from the War Department, and gave no details. He was 24 years old and entered service last September.
He was trained at Camp Robinson, Arkansas and was assigned to the 27th Infantry division, going overseas last February. Prior to entring service he was employed at the North Manchester Foundry, where his father is also employed. He won eight medals ingunnery and training achievement prior to going overseas.
Surviving are the parents and two sisters, Geneva [GEARHART], at home and Mrs. Verne MORTS, of Warsaw.

Saturday, June 9, 1945

Susan Swihart Bryant
Mrs. Susan SWIHART BRYANT, 57, formerly of this county, but for many years a resident of Elkhart, Ind., and Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday evening at the General Hospital in Elkhart, following an illness of about one month. She had been in the hospital about a week.
The deceased, a native of the Athens neighborhood, was born there on August 12, 1887, the daughter of Isaiah and Mary E. SWIHART. On June 7, 1910, she became the bride of Fred BRYANT, who, with one son, Carl Devon [BRYANT], two daughters, Mrs. Albert McGRIFFIN and Mrs. R. B. EAGON, all of Elkhart; and four sisters, Mrs. John BARKMAN and Mrs. W. P. SAYGER, of Cleveland, and Blanche [SWIHART] and Mabel SWIHART of Athens, survive.
Last rites will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Church of God in Elkhart, the Rev. G. K. WHITE officiating.

Julia Ann Wilhelm
Death last night claimed Mrs. Julia Ann WILHELM, 63, at her home, 501 Cleveland [?] street in northwest Rochester, following an illness of four days.
The deceased was born Aug. 2, 1882 in this city. She was the daughter of George and Ann CLARK and following her marriage with Barney A. WILHELM, moved to Hammond where she resided 41 years. She was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are two daughters, Miss Metah WILHELM, Calumet City, Ill., and Mrs. Gertrude PRESS, Rochester; and one brother, Fred CLARK, Peru.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The remains will be moved from the Foster funeral home to the residence this evening.

Omer Steffey
Omer STEFFEY passed away 10:30 p.m. today at his home on South Pontiac street. Mr. Steffey suffered a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago and his condition gradually grew worse. He is survived by his wife and other relatives. A complete obituary will be putlished in Monday/s edition of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, June 11, 1945

Jeremiah Anglemyer
Jeremiah "Jerry" ANGLEMYER, 91-year-old pioneer, passed away at his residence located at Mt. Zion, five miles southeast of Rochester at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, June 10.
Uncle Jerry, as he was lovingly called by a legion of friends, was born near Lima, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1854, being the only son of seven children born to Ephriam and Lucinda SEITNER ANGLEMYER. When 18 months of age his parents moved to Indiana by covered wagon, and settled near Gilead, Miami county, where he grew to manhood.
On Aug. 28, 1881, he married Miss Rachel Elizabeth RALSTON of Gilead, to which union was born seven daughters.
He obtained one of the first ditching machines invented, and put in many of the major ditches in northern Indiana. At this time he also purchased the saw and lumber mills which he operated until in April, 1893, when he bougbt the flour and feed mill at Mt. Zion. He made a specialty of buckwheat flour, and white bread flour which was in great demand all over the state. In 1902 he purchased and moved his family to a farm located east of Fulton, where they resided until 1906 when they moved back to Mt. Zion after the death of Mrs. Anglemyer.
In 1911 he married Mrs. Josephine RAYMER of Denver, and who passed away in 1920.
In very early childhood he joined the Church of God, at Olive Branch. After moving to Fulton county he became a member of the Green Oak Methodist church in which he was for many years a faithful and regular worker.
Always a lover of music since a small child, he was especially gifted in singing, and for over 40 years he taught vocal to hundreds of students. He led the choir in the Green Oak church and the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church for a period of years. Also he trained the choirs in churches in many other cities for different ministers who desired this service in their revival meetings.
He was known for his great kindness to everyone, and for his good humor. He was never known to refuse a favor to anyone who asked. In later years after he was unable physically to go about and continue his singing, he grew beautiful flowers of different kinds, and especially made a hobby of prize dahlias which numbered over 50 different species, and he never was happier than when on the week-end more than 100 people would call and enjoy the flowers with him. He also was the proud owner and trainer of the two famous dogs, which were educated dogs, and not what is known as trick dogs. He refused a sum of $1,500 for the older one, Fanny, and $1,000 for Tootsie, the younger, which only died about five years ago. He grew very lonely without these two faithful friends.
Uncle Jerry was never too ill, until the last few days to refuse to sing for all who called; one of his favorite hymns--"Keep On the Sunny Side of Life."
The little place called Mt. Zion will never be the same now that Uncle Jerry is no longer there, as so many of his friends have told him: "You are Mt. Zion."
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Mary KERSCHNER of Gilead, and six daughters, Mrs. Grace BOOKWALTER, Logansport, Mrs. Mabel LEWIS, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Agnes QUINN, Rochester, Mrs. Ruth Van EMAN, Indianapolis, Mrs. Martha PULS, Dayton, and Mrs. Mary BEAUDOIN, Rochester. The eldest daughter, Edith [ANGLEMYER], preceded him in death at the age of five years. Also survving are twelve grandchildren and nephews and many friends. Members of the family stated that Mrs. Lewis of Oklahoma City would be unable to attend the services as she has been critically ill since Christmas.
Services will be held at the Gilead Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Short services will be held at the home at 1:45 p.m. and will be conducted by his special friend of many years standing, the Rev. J. L. MILLING of the West Side Presbyterian church, Logansport, assisted by the Rev. Fred VICENT, pastor of the Gilead Methodist church. Interment will be in the family lot in the Gilead cemetery.

Frank Goodwin Ensign
Frank Goodwin ENSIGN, 65, died at a hospital in Boise, Idaho, Sunday morning as the result of a sudden heart attack. He had been seriously ill for the last six months. He is the father of Frederick ENSIGN, the brother-in-law of Mrs. Charles E. PYLE of Rochester, and was well known in the Rochester community. The funeral will be held at Boise.
The deceased had visited here often during the last 40 years and had a wide acquaintance in this community. On Nov. 16, 1908, he and Miss Anna PLANK, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles PLANK, were married here in a surprise wedding following a house party at Lake Manitou. Friends will recall that the occasion was a double ceremony in that Mr. and Mrs. Floyd MATTICE, former Rochester residents, were united in wedlock at the same time. The Ensigns' two sons, Frederick [ENSIGN] and Col. Lewis ENSIGN of the U. S. Air Force, spent the summers with relatives at Rochester for many years and the latter just completed a months' leave at Lake Manitou.
Frank Ensign was born at Oak Park, Ill., March 21, 1880 where he attended school and later graduated from Beloit college. He originally was in the oil business but following his marriage here he established his home at Boise and there founded a general insurance agency which was state-wide in its scope. He was very active in the Masonic lodge, being past potentate of the Shrine. He was past master of Idaho lodge No. 1 and grand commander of the Knights Templar in 1941. He was also active in the interest of his college fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, and served as assistant grand treasurer of the national organization.
The survivors are Mrs. Ensign and two sons; two sisters, Mrs. Roy ROGERS, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Mrs. W. W. JOHNSTONE, Oak Park, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Richard [ENSIGN], Carol Ann [ENSIGN] and Susan ENSIGN.

Omer Steffey
Omer STEFFEY, 62, passed away at his home, 1205 Pontiac street, at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, following an illness of nine months, caused by paralysis. He suffered a stroke last September, another in Novemer, and the last June 6.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county. He was born on a farm southeast of Rochester in the Mt. Zion community on April 15, 1883, the only child of Henry and Margaret STEFFEY. In a ceremony performed on July 19, 1911, he was married to Maude MOW, who is the only immediate survivor.
Mr. Steffey was a florist and had been employed by the Rochester Greenhouses for more than 40 years. He was first employed by the late John H. SHELTON and continued with the present owner, Charles Mac VEAN, until forced to retire late last year owing to ill health.
He was a faithful member of the First Christian church, where he was serving as deacon at the time of his death. He was also a prominent and active member of Rochester lodge No. 47, IOOF, Mt. Horab Encampment, and Evergreen Rebekah lodge No. 57. He was also a member of the Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment of Indiana. He was initiated in Green Oak lodge No. 600 on July 15, 1905, transferring his membership to Rochester soon after taking up residence in this city. He served as recording secretary for almost 20 years, until his second stroke of paralysis.
Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating, assisted by Rev. L. POWELL. Evergreen Rebekah lodge No. 57 and Rochester lodge No. 47 IOOF will conduct the funeral ceremony.
The body was moved to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call.

Herman Messman
Joe MESSMAN, local Sinclair Oil Co. agent, has been called to Chicago because of the death of his father, Herman MESSMAN, 84, which occurred Sunday evening, following a brief illness. The aged man fell last Tuesday at the home of his daughter and suffered a broken hip.
He was born in Greensburg, Ind., on Oct. 4, 1860, and had lived there, at Rensselaer and Chicago. His wife, a son and a daughter preceded him in death. He is survived by six children and several grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held from St. Augustine's Roman Catholic church, Rensselaer, at 9 o'clock Wednesdahy morning. Burial will be made there.

Almira Linebaugh
Mrs. Almira LINEBAUGH, 75, well known resident of Akron, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at her home in that city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several weeks duration.
Almira [PONTIUS], daughter of Samuel and Anna PONTIUS, was born in Fulton county on Aug. 19, 1869. On Dec. 22, 1888, she was united in marriage with William LINEBAUGH. The deceased was a member of the church of the Brethren in Akron.
Surviving are the husband; a son, Austin [LINEBAUGH] of Mishawaka; two daughters, Ann BELLAIRS of Flint, Mich., and Marie CRUM of Akron; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 o'clock at the Church of the Brethren, Akron, and interment was in the Gilead cemetery.

Tuesday, June 12, 1945

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Wednesday, June 13, 1945

Ida M. Richardson
Mrs. Ida M. RICHARDSON, 78, succumbed to complications at the Stansbury nursing home at 3:50 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, after a short illness due to complications.
A week ago, the aged woman fell and broke her hip. Her condition had been serious since that time.
Born Oct. 23, 1866, she was the daughter of Oliver and Minerva (PENCE) ALSPAUCH. On Oct. 27, 1886, she became the bride of Charles RICHARDSON, who preceded her in death in July, 1944. The family moved to this city from Macy in 1914, when Mr. Richardson entered the grocery business. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Richardson has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Ferris STARNER. She was a member of Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are the daughter and one sister, Mrs. James CLEMMANS of Akron.
Final rites will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS in charge, assisted by Rev. FOLKER of Macy. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
The remains will lie at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Harry Norris
A host of Rochester friends were shocked early today as the news of the death of Harry NORRIS, which occurred at 10 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 914 Madison street, was announced. Although Mr. Norris had been in ill health for the past 15 years his condition did not become critical until last Wednesday evening at which time he suffered a severe heart attack.
The deceased, who had been a resident of this city for approximately 50 years, with the exception of a few years residency at Peru and Logansport, had a wide acquaintance of friends and business associates throughout central and northern Indiana. For a number of years he was a traveling salesman for the old Progress Wholesale Grocery Co. of this city and later for the Steele-Weddles Grocery Supply firm of Chicago. Twenty-five years ago he built and operated the first exclusive auto filling station in Rochester and was engaged in this business at the time of his demise.
Harry, son of Charles and Elizabeth (FARRAR) NORRIS, was born in Macy, Ind., Nov. 26, 1886, and removed to Rochester with his parents when still quite young. After completing his education in the Rochester schools he accepted a position as a traveling salesman. On April 21, 1908, he was united in marriage with [Edna] Fern [THALMANN] in a ceremony solemnized in Hammond, Ind., by the Rev. W. F. SWITZER, former pastor of the Methodist church. Mr. Norris was a member of the Methodist church and the Rochester Country club.
Survivors are his wife, of this city, and a granddaughter, Suzanne LANDGRAVE, of Peru. A daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth LANDGRAVE, prceded him in death a few years ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Rev. Frank BRIGGS will be in charge of the services and interment will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body was removed to the funeral home where friends may call.

Helen Marie McDonel
Mrs. Helen Marie McDONEL of the Argos community expired Tuesday afternoon at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, following an operation. She was 41 years of age.
[Helen Marie HESSNER] was born in Indianapolis on Feb. 4, 1903, the daughter of John and Mabel HESSNER. She was united in marriage on Oct. 16, 1923, with Frederick McDONEL, who, with two sons, Kenneth L. [McDONEL] and Thomas E. [McDONEL], both in service; one daughter, Evelyn Rose [McDONEL], at home; her mother, Mrs. Mabel Hessner of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Edith BEALL of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Elizabeth HALEY of Indianapolis, and two brothers, Lewis O. HESSNER of Alexandria and Robert A. HESSNER, of Ludlow, Ky., survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Grossman funeral home, with the Rev. James NEILL officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, at Plymouth.

Cecil N. Kistler
Cecil N. KISTLER, for many years a resident of Liberty township, passed away at midnight Tuesday evening at his home, 1024 Erie avenue, Logansport, Ind. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and followed a three months' illness. He moved to Logansport about six months ago from his farm home three miles southwest of Fulton.
Mr. Kistler wasborn in Logansport on Dec. 20, 1894, the son of F. L. and Emma KISTLER. He moved to Liberty township from Star City 17 years ago. On Dec. 30, 1914, he was married to Nellie HIATT of Star City. The deceased was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Frank SUTTON of Lucerne; five sons, Merle [KISTLER] of near Fulton, Harold [KISTLER] in the armed forces at Springfield, Mo., Richard [KISTLER] in the Army at Camp Blanding, Fla, Darl [KISTLER] and Dean [KISTLER] at home; his mother, Mrs. Emma ALLEN, of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Flossie CATSAW, also of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Lewis BUSBY of Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Rufus AVERA of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers, Floyd [KISTLER] of Winamac, Donald [KISTLER] of Los Angeles, Calif., and eight grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Ditmire fneral home in Fulton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, June 14, 1945

Charles A. Nichols
Charles A. NICHOLS, 69, a native of this community and for many years a resident of Rochester, died Wednesday evening at the Huntington County hospital following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on Monday of this week.
The deceased has been employed by the signal department of the Erie R.R. for many years. The last 20 or more he has resided in Huntington. He was the son of Marcellus and Susan NICHOLS, late of this county.
His wife, the former Ruby STINSON, preceded him in death several years ago. He leaves in addition to other relatives, a family of three children.
Funeral services will be announced when completed. A detailed obituary will be published later.

Friday, June 15, 1945

Charles A. Nichols
Funeral services for Charles A. NICHOLS, who passed away at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a hospital at Huntington, Ind., will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m. in the Moyer funeral home at Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites and interment will be in the IOOF cemetery at Rochester.
Mr. Nichols was born in this state on April 21st, 1877. His parents were Martin and Susan NICHOLS. He was an employee of the Erie R.R., and resided in Huntington for the past score of years.
Surviving are a son Charles [NICHOLS], Jr., now in the Southwest Pacific; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. ANDERSON of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Charlotte CALDWELL of Los Angeles, Calif.

Saturday, June 16, 1945

Jack D. Beall
A. R. BEALL LEARNS OF BROTHER'S BURIAL SITE
The remains of S/Sgt. Jack D. BEALL, 27, killed over Italy on Oct. 1, 1943, lies buried in the U. S. military cemetery at Vada, Italy, according to information received by his brother, Ancil R. BEALL of this city.
Sgt. Beall was one of a crew of eight men who lost their lives when their airplane was shot down while on a bombing mission over Italy during the early days of the war. Although his death was officially reported by the War department, nothing specific, concerning his death or burial were available to the family until quite recently when the information was released by the Quartermaster General's office.
Sgt. Beall, who assisted his brother in the tire business here, was well-known in this community.

Don Steffy
Don STEFFY, a resident of Peru and formerly of the Mt. Zion community, died at midnight Friday at Peru. He had been ill about two months.
He is survived by his father, William STEFFY, a brother Darrel [STEFFY] at the Bunker Hill Naval Base, and one sister. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at Peru.

E. O. "Whitey" Wilenius
Considerable mystery surrounds the discovery of the lifeless bodies of E. O. "Whitey" WILENIUS, 35, and a companion, named [J. N.] BARNES, at a road crossing one-half mile west of Ora, Ind., early this morning.
Wilenius, a signal foreman for the Erie railroad, who resides at the Coakley home, 410 Main street, is well known here, having made his headquarters in this city for the past two and one-half years.
Wilenius and Barnes, the latter a signal inspector for the Interstate Commerce Commission, left Kouts, Ind., about 8 o'clock Friday evening on a motor speeder, headed east. That was the last time they were seen alive.
It is presumed their speeder was struck from the rear by an eastbound Erie train, although, according to best available reports, no trace of the motor car was found. Since Ora lies in the southeast corner of Starke county, just across the Pulaski county line, it is presumed the bodies were removed to Knox, although this fact could not be confirmed.
Wilenius, a former resident of Cleveland, Ohio, was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in this city.

Monday, June 18, 1945

Thomas Riley McIntire
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, for Thomas Riley McINTIRE, 73, who succumbed at 11:45 o'clock Sunday night in Woodlawn hospital from a heart attack suffered on May 13. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY and interment will be made in Citizen's cemetery.
The deceased, a son of Thomas and Sarah (WOODS) McINTIRE, was born in this city on Oct. 9, 1879. He had been a lifelong resident of this community and was well-known as a cement contractor. His home has been for years at 701 Weat Tenth street.
He was twice married; in 1892 to Emma COLLINS, who preceded him in death, and later in 1927 to Ollie HOGER, who, with two daughters, Mrs. Faye BALL of Rochester ad Mrs. Pauline ROGERS of San Diego, Calif.; one son, Edward [McINTIRE] of Rochester; three half-brothers, Jacob BARNES, Rochester, and William [BARNES] and Roy BARNES of Athens, and two grandchildren, survive. One daughter, Fern [McINTIRE] also preceded him in death.
The remains are at Zimmerman Bros. chapel where friends may call until the hour of the service.

Ellen Mae Sanders
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Mae SANDERS, 61, will be held from Grandview Evangelical church in Richland township, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and burial will be made in Richland Center cemetery.
The deceased, widow of the late Charles SANDERS, was a lifelong resident of Richland township, and for many years was an active member of Grandview church. Death came to her at the home of her son, Carl, in Argos, at 6 o'clock Saturday evening, and was due to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered about 10 days previous.
[Ellen Mae HASSENPLUG] was born on a farm in Richland township on Aug. 10, 1883, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HASSENPLUG. She is survived by three sons, Carl [SANDERS] of Argos, Rev. Lloyd SANDERS of Montague, Mich., and Irvin [SANDERS] of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford McGEE and Mrs. Arthur BROCKEY; two brothers, William [HASSENPLUG] and Elva HASSENPLUG; one sister, Mrs. Rose O'BLENIS, all of Rochester, and eight grandchildren.
The remains were moved today from the Foster funeral home to the residence of the deceased, five miles northwest of this city. Friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

E. O. "Whitey" Wilenius
The remains of E. O. "Whitey" WILENIUS, 39, and J. N. BARNES, 27, Erie railroad signal inspectors killed Friday night at a crossing one-half mile west of Ora, Ind., have been sent to their respective homes at Cleveland, Ohio, and Binghampton, N.Y.
Both men lost their lives in a motor speeder accident as they were returning to Rochester from a signal inspection at Kouts. Wilenius' watch, which was found on the body, had stopped a few minutes after 8 o'clock, indicating that time when the accident occurred.
Although some mystery surrounds the cause of the accident, a fast eastbound Erie freight train, which is said to have reached Ora at about that time, is believed to have struck the speeder. Due to a violent rain and wind storm, the crew of the train were unaware of the accident, if indeed the locomotive caused it.
Ed Gray, local Erie clerk, accompanied the body of Wilenius to Cleveland, Sunday afternoon. Wilenius is survived by a wife, step-son and several brothers.

Tuesday, June 19, 1945

Michael Eash
Death came this morning to Michael EASH, 82, a pioneer farmer of the Burton neighborhood, at his home, three miles northwest of the city, after an illness of two weeks, due to complications.
Born in Vernon, Indiana, on August 2, 1862, he was the son of Jonas and Sophia EASH. He came to Fulton county 73 years ago, and has since resided here. He was a member of the Methodist church, where he was active for many years.
On January 14, 1894, he was united in marriage with Miss Della NEFF, who with two daughters, Mrs. Harry PONTIUS and Miss Bernice EASH, both of Rochester, survive. A son, Donald [EASH], preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Burton church with the Rev. Clair SIPLE officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The remains will be moved Wednesday forenoon from the Foster funeral home to the residence, where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Frederick Van Dien
LT. FREDERICK VAN DIEN IS NOW REPORTED KILLED
Official notice of the death of Lt. Frederick Van DIEN, who was shot down over Italy in September, 1944, has been received by his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Van DIEN, Yearick apartments, Sixth and Pontiac streets, this city.
This is the first word received officially since last Sept. 23, when the War department notified his mother that Lt. Van Dien was missing from his 26th mission over enemy territory.
Frederick, son of Albertus and Grace Van DIEN, was born in this city on Oct. 19, 1921. A graduate of Rochester High school, class of 1940, he was a member of the Zebra basketball squad and school tennis champion. As a scholar and athlete, his school record was outstanding. He was in his second year of college at Ventura, Calif, where he majored in aeronautics, when war came.
Following enlistment in the air force, in July, 1942, he was sent to flying schools at Santa Ana, Oxnard and Lemoore, Calif. He later graduated, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and received his wings at the Advanced Army Air Base, LaJunta, Colo. After a two week leave at home, he was sent overseas on July 7, 1944, and was stationed at an air base in Corsica, having arrived there on July 28. He was piloting a B-25 bomber on his fatal mission.
In his last letter to his mother, dated Sept. 21, 1944, he stated that he was to receive a promotion to first lieutenant in a few days.
Surviving are the parents, one brother, Albertus [Van DIEN] Jr. MAM 1/c, now stationed in Hawaii, and two sisters, Miss Mary Van DIEN of Fort Dayne [sic] and Mrs. W. S. BETHUME of Dearborn, Mich.

Mrs. Hugh A. Tipton
Rochester relatives received word early today of the death of Mrs. Hugh A. TIPTON, of Rome City, Ind. Mrs. Tipton died of a heart attack while she and Mr. Tipton were at a resort in Wisconsin. The Tiptons are well known to many Rochester folks and visit relatives here practically every summer. Hugh TIPTON and his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James TIPTON, resided for several years on West 11th street in the propery now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles ROBBINS.

Robert Dague
VISITS BROTHER'S GRAVE NEAR BENSHEIM, GERMANY
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel DAGUE, of Fulton, are in receipt of a letter from their son, Cpl. Ivan DAGUE, now stationed in Germany, in which he states he recently had the opportunity to visit the grave of his brother, Pfc. Robert DAGUE, killed in action in Germany on April 14, 1945.
Cpl. Dague reveals that the grave is located in a cemetery near Bensheim, Germany. Pfc. Robert Dague was one of about 200 men of his division to fall in the fighting near the close of hostilities in Europe. The final resting place is marked with a white cross and the cemetery is maintained in fine shape, Cpl. Dague said.

Rev. F. E. Zechiel
County Recorder and Mrs. Lee MOORE, today attended the funeral rites at Culver for the Rev. F. E. ZECHIEL, 90, who passed away a few days ago at his home on Lake Maxinkuckee.
Reverend Zechiel was the oldest of three brothers who are well known in the ministry throughout Northern Indiana. He was born and reared in the western section of Fulton county, but after receiving his initial pastorate in Marshall county, served many different charges before retiring to his home in Culver.
The deceased was a devout member of the Evangelical Reform church. One brother, the late Rev. S. I. ZECHIEL, also of Culver, was a Methodist minister, and held charges in Fulton county at Richland Center and Sand Hill, at the time of his death, a few years ago. The remaining brother, the Rev. D. E. ZECHIEL is an Evangelical pastor now at New Carlisle, Ind.
In all, the Zechiel families have contributed eight sons to the ministry. Rev. F. E. Zechiel was a brother of Mrs. Moore's father.

Wednesday, June 20, 1945

Lillian Kissinger Murphy
Mrs. Lillian KISSINGER MURPHY, widow of the late Attorney Edward E. MURPHY, and until six years ago a resident of Rochester, died Tuesday afternoon at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, following an illness of about eight months. Death was ascribed to pernicious anemia.
The deceased has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Robert KREMP of Plymouth, since leaving this city. The daughter and son, George Michael KREMP, and one sister, Mrs. Frank FERGUSON of Peru, survive. Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Danielson funeral home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Wm. BLEAM in charge. Interment will be made in the New Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth.

Louisa Good
Death came last night to Mrs. Louisa GOOD, 91, at the Stansbury Nursing home, a few hours after she was carried from the burning Bryant Nursing home at 136 North Jefferson street, during the fire which razed the building, Tuesday morning.
An invalid for several years, and cricically ill for several days, it is believed that death was due to complications and shock.
The deceased was the widow of the late David GOOD, and resided for many years on a farm just north of Athens. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Charles [GOOD] and Clyde [GOOD] of near Chester, Mont., and two daughters, Mrs. Lillian CRAIG of Rochester and Mrs. Maude MULLKENS of Logansport. One daughter, Mrs. Eva LYONS, preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, pending further arrangements.

Henry E. Chapman
Henry E. CHAPMAN, 78, died this morning at his home one and one-half miles northeast of Argos of complications which followed an illness of about two years.
The deceased, who resided in the same house all of his life, was born June 25, 1867. On June 25, 1887, he was united in marriage with Lucy Jane MOORE, who preceded him in death in 1935. Throughout his life, Mr. Chapman followed the occupation of farming.
He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chloe BRYANT and Mrs. Coral A. BRYANT, both of Culver; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The remains will lie at the Grossman home in Argos until the hour of the funeral.

Thursday, June 21, 1945

Cora Meineka
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora MEINEKA, 73, wife of Fred MEINEKA, will be held from the Lutheran church at 1::30 Saturday afternoon with the Rev. W. J. SCHROER officiating. Burial will be made in the Knox cemetery.
Born in Plymouth, on Nov. 21, 1871, she [Cora CALFLESH] was the daughter of John and Amanda CALFLESH. On April 11, 1917 she entered upon a second marriage with Fred MEINEKA. The family moved to this community from Knox, Ind., in 1925. They now reside on West 17th street, where death occurred. She had been ill only about two weeks.
Surviving are the husband, four sons, Mark KANE, Camden, N.J., Bruce KANE, Grand Junction, Colo., and Rev. John KANE, Anderson, Ind., and Delbert KANE, in California; one daughter, Nellie KANE, Grand Junction, Colo.; two stepsons, John [MEINEKA] and Henry MEINEKA, Rochester; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Minnie MARTIN, and Miss Grace MEINEKA, both of Rochester; Mrs. Clarence SAVEY and Mrs. James WAYLAND, of Elkhart; three brothers, Henry BAKER, Roseburg, Oregon; William W. BAKER, Culver; Charles G. BAKER, Knox; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Those who care to send memorial wreaths should call 483-R.

Infant Austin
The death of infant AUSTIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin AUSTIN, Route 2, was reported this morning. The child was still born. Funeral services were held at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 10 o'clock this morning, with the Rev. C. T. HOWELL in charge. Burial was made in IOOF cemetery.

Friday, June 22, 1945

Louisa Good
Final rites for Mrs. Louisa GOOD, 91, who passed away several days ago, following a fire in this city, will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the service.

Saturday, June 23, 1945

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 25, 1945

Arthur Harley Woodcox
Funeral rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Rochester Evangelical church at two o'clock for Arthur Harley WOODCOX, 62, well known farmer of route 6, who passed away late last evening at his farm home. He has been seriously ill for about a month. Death was caused by complications. The Rev. Benj. G. THOMAS will officiate at the service. Interment will be in Rochester Citizens cemetery.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on Aug. 2, 1882, the son of Ulrich and Mary WOODCOX. He has been a rsident of this community where he has been engaged in farming throughout his active life. While still a young man, he was united in marriage with Miss Melvina VAWTER of this city. He was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church.
Survivors are the wife; two sons, Ben [WOODCOX] of Leiters Ford and Ulrich [WOODCOX] of Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Mary TYLER, Gary, Mrs. Annabelle KINCAID, Osborn, Ohio; Mrs. Louise POLK, Rochester, and Betty [WOODCOX], at home; ten grandchildren; and two brothers, Sam [WOODCOX] of Leiters Ford and Ray [WOODCOX] of Rochester.
The body will be removed from the Foster mortuary to the residence this evening. Friends may call until the funeral hour.

Myrtle Wolf
Services were held today at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home for Mrs. Myrtle WOLF, 76, wife of Jesse WOLF, route 1. Services were in charge of the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the First Christian church, and interment was made in the IOOF cemetery.
Born Myrtle Orell BALL, Dec. 26, 1868, she was united in marriage on Jan. 16, 1887, with Jesse Wolf and went to reside near Lake Manitou on a tract of land which later became more familiarly known as Wolf's Point. She resided there practically all of her married life, until the end came, after an illness of several months, at 6:30 Saturday evening. Mrs. Wolf had been a member of the Christian church for many years.
Survivors include the husband, one brother, William BALL, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret M. HUGHES, Rochester, and Mrs. Angie CRAIG, Indianapolis.

Elnora Calvin
Death came late Saturday night at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, to Mrs. Elnora CALVIN, 54, wife of Vere S. CALVIN, 120 West Ninth street. She had been ill since March, and a patient at the hospital for the past month. Death was due to complications.
The deceased, [Elnora HARDING] born in Kewanna on Aug. 24, 1890, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. HARDING. On Jan. 30, 1918, she became the bride of Mr. Calvin, in a ceremony solemnized at Terre Haute. Her entire life was spent in Fulton county. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Kewanna, and of the First Presbyterian church in this city. She has been a resident of Rochester for the past 10 years. Her husband is a member of the hardware firm of Calvin and Myers, this city.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Jean [CALVIN] of Mishawaka, and a brother A. P. HARDING, of Fargo, N.D. One half-brother, A. C. GOLDTRAP, preceded her in death two years ago.
Final rites will be held at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, with the Rev. C. T. HOWELL of the Rochester Presbytrian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the funeral chapel where friends may call after 12 (noon) Tuesday until the hour of the service to pay their respects.

Ray Babcock
Ray BABCOCK, 61, well known Fulton merchant and a lifetime resident of Fulton county, died suddenly Sunday morning at the Fulton U. B. church while making preparations for the opening of the church school, of which he was the acting superintendent. Death was due to a heart attack.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on July 13, 1883, the son of Ira and Rebeccah BABCOCK. On Oct. 29, 1908, he was united in marriage with Miss Mellie M. WAGONER, who, with a daughter, Mrs. Raymond COOK of Bremen, and one granddaughter, Diane, survive. A son, James [BABCOCK], preceded his father in death.
Mr. Babcock, an active member for many years in both the U. B. church of Fulton and the Odd Fellows lodge of Rochester, purchased a general store in Fulton in 1923, and has been actively engaged in the management of that business since that time. He was always interested in the civil affairs of his home community.
Final rites will be held from the Fulton U. B. church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. B. E. CHAMBERS, assisted by the Rev. Stacy SHAW, officiating. Interment will be made in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the residence in Fulton until the hour of the service.

Tuesday, June 26, 1945

Lawrence L. Reno
The lifeless body of Lawrence L. "Buck" RENO, well-known painter and decorator of this city, was found at 11 o'clock this morning at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou. He had been ill about eight months, although not seriously afflicted. It is believed that death came shortly after nightfall on Monday. He was last seen alive by a neighbor shortly after the supper hour.
The deceased was 72 years of age. He was born in Kewanna on Aug. 19, 1873, and resided there until about 37 years ago when he came to this city where he has since resided. His parents were William and Delia RENO. He was united in marriage at Winamac on Jan. 29, 1908 with Chloa HOOD.
Surviving are a son, Donald [RENO], of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice WELLBROOK and Hinda RENO, both of Elwood.
The body will rest at the Foster funeral home in this city until funeral arrangements are completed.

Myrtle Wolf
Funeral services for Mrs. Jesse [Myrtle] WOLF who passed away Saturday evening were conducted at the Foster funeral home Monday afternoon 2 p.m. and not at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home as it was erroneously announced in Monday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, June 27, 1945

[no obits]

Thursday, June 28, 1945

Alfred H. Robbins
Alfred H. ROBBINS, 74, of 820 Jefferson street, passed away at 4:25 o'clock this morning at the Cass county hospital, Logansport, following a short illness. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage.
The deceased, who was well known in this community by reason of his interests in farming and real estate, was born in Rochester on April 3, 1871, the son of Dr. Alfred and Cosetta (HILTON) ROBBINS. His entire life was spent in this county.
On Monday evening he was stricken with a paralytic stroke while shopping at a local store. His condition had been critical since that time.
He is survived by his wife, the former Carolina HUDSON, two sons, Winston [ROBBINS] of Lafayette and Dr. Alfred R. [ROBBINS], Beverly Hills, Calif., and one brother, Fred [ROBBINS], of Plymouth. A sister, Jennie [ROBBINS] and a half-sister, Mrs. Eldora BARR, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Memorial chapel at 10:30 Saturday morning with Rev. Dr. C. T. HOWELL officiating. Interment will be in IOOF cemetery.

Lawrence L. Reno
Final rites for Lawrence L. "Buck" RENO, who succumbed Monday evening at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Foster funeral home of this city. The Rev. L. E. POWELL officiated. Interment was in Moon cemetery.

Friday, June 29, 1945

Rachael Ann Mills
Death came this morning to one of Fulton county's oldest citizens when Mrs. Rachael Ann MILLS passed away at the home of her son, Earl, in Kewanna, at a few minutes past midnight.
Born in Caledonia county, Ohio, June 13, 1855, she came to Kewanna many years ago, and has since resided in that community. On June 13, last, she enjoyed a day set aside by her children and friends in honor of her 90th birthday.
Although in ill health for a long time, her condition was not considered serious. Death was ascribed to age and complications.
Survivors include two sons, Earl [MILLS] of Kewanna and Russell [MILLS] of South Bend; two grandsons, Russell MILLS, Jr., with the Army in Germany, and Robert SCOTT of Kewanna. Her husband, Lewis C. MILLS, preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1925, and one daughter, Mrs. Georgia SCOTT, passed away a few months ago.
Final rites will be held from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. John KIRKPATRICK in charge. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery at Kewanna.
The body will rest at the Harrison funeral home where friends may pay respects.

A. J. Cook
A. J. COOK, 85, well known lumberman and farmer, died this morning at his home 11 miles northeast of this city after an illness of three months. Death was due to complications.
Known in Akron and Mentone, where he operated lumberyards under the name of A. J. Cook Lumber Co., he was considered by a host of friends and acquaintances as a successful business man.
He was born in Ohio but came to Indiana about 46 years ago. He has since resided on the farm where death occurred.
Surviving are four sons, George [COOK] at home, Percy [COOK] of Whiting, Wayne [COOK] of Rochester and Dale [COOK] of Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. Redah BENNETT of Logansport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Palestine at two o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made at Palestine.
The body has been taken to the Tucker funeral home at Claypool. Friends may pay their respects there until the funeral hour.

Alfred H. Robbins
Funeral services for the late Alfred H. ROBBINS which were to have been held Saturday morning at the Val Zimmerman Memorial Chapel have been postponed until Monday afternoon, two o'clock, July 2nd. This change of arrangements was made after the family received word that a son, Dr. Alfred R. ROBBINS, of Los Angeles, Calif., would arrive here late Sunday.

John E. Garwood
John E. GARWOOD, 81, traveling salesman for the Fort Wayne Drug Company 30 years, died Sunday, June 17, at the Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne. Death was caused byheart disease.
Mr. Garwood was born at Edon, O., and lived in Fort Wayne for 45 years. He was a member of the Wayne St. Methodist Church, Sol D. Bayless Lodge, F. & A. M., and Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, Fort Wayne Commandery, the Mizpah Shrine and the Travelers Protective Association. He retired 6 years ago. Mr. Garwood formerly operated a drug store in Akron.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lenora G. MacMILLAN, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Cosette G. SCHREINER, Lakewood, O., and five grandchildren. His wife, Mary [GARWOOD], died in 1942.
Funeral services were held Tuesday. Mrs. A. E. WHALLON, Miss Margaret KISTLER, Mrs. Eva SCOTT and Mrs. Kate JUDD, all of Akron, attended the funeral.

David Eckman
David ECKMAN, 83, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry SHAFER, northeast of Akron. Death resulted from complications following several weeks illness.
Mr. Eckman was born Nov. 14, 1861, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John ECKMAN. He was a retired farmer and had been a resident of Akron since 1942.
Surviving are his wife, Lydia ECKMAN; three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Florence SHAFER of Akron, Mrs. Mable GAGNON of Akron, Mrs. Josephine BRUNN of Wabash, Fred ECKMAN of Warsaw, and Clarence ECKMAN of Wabash; a brother, John ECKMAN of Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Mary BASHORE of Huntington, Ind., and nine grandchildren.
The body will be returned from the Moyer funeral home to the Harry Shafer residence Friday evening. The last rites will be held there Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Rev. David BRYANT officiating. Interment will be in the Gaerte cemetery, near Akron.

Charles Emmons
Charles EMMONS, 75, well known Union township farmer, residing two miles west of Kewanna, died suddenly in his automobile this morning, presumably of a heart seizure.
The deceased had driven to Kewanna on business and had parked his car in front of the David Keeney shoe repair shop on Main street. Mr. Keeney, observing Emmons' head thrown back in an unusual pose, called Frank Hudkins. Upon investigation it was learned that death had occurred.
Emmons, who resides with his wife has a number of survivors whose names could not be ascertained at press time. The coroner's report together with other data and funeral arrangements will be putlished in The News-Sentinel of Saturday.

Saturday, June 30, 1945

Charles Emmons
Funeral services for Charles EMMONS, 75, victim of a heart attack at Kewanna Friday morning, will be held from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, with the Rev. H. F. BULGER in charge. Interment will be made in the Talma cemetery.
Born Oct. 4, 1860, at Talma, he had lived here for 34 years. In 1891 he was married to Pearl MORRIS, who survives.
Also surviving are ten children: four daughters and six sons; Mrs. Nellie LISEY of Detroit, Mrs. Maude DILLON of South Bend, Mrs. Annabelle DREW of South Bend, Mrs. Thelma SMITH of Hudson, Ohio, Bill [EMMONS] of Leiters Ford, Harold [EMMONS] of Detroit, Carl [EMMONS] and Donald [EMMONS] of South Bend, and Check [EMMONS] and Robert [EMMONS] of Kewanna.

Mrs. E. F. Griswold
Brief graveside services were held at the Reichter cemetery near Talma Friday afternoon for Mrs. E. V. GRISWOLD, wife of the Rev. E. V. GRISWOLD, Episcopalian minister of Chicago.
Rev. and Mrs. Griswold for the past seven years have spent their summers at their river cottage "Sharon Lodge" near Talma and have a host of friends throughout that locality.

Orah Bowman Agnew
Mrs. Otis HUNTER, 212 Main street has been informed of the death, June 21, in Pasadena, Calif., of her niece, Orah BOWMAN AGNEW, 68. Death followed a stroke of paralysis.
The deceased was born here, the daughter of Andrew and Ellen (GOSS) BOWMAN. After graduating from local high school, she was united in marriage with Harry AGNEW, who with one daughter, Mrs. Emily SHAFFER, and one brother, Herschel BOWMAN, all of Pasadena, survive.
Funeral rites and burial were held in California.

Monday, July 2, 1945 to Tuesday, July 3, 1945

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 4, 1945

[no paper - holiday]

 

Thursday, July 5, 1945

Mary Edith Shurte
Death came Wednesday morning at Woodlawn hospital to claim Mrs. Mary Edith SHURTE, widow of the late Rev. Lewis SHURTE, retired Methodist minister.
Born [Mary Edith Van STEENBERG] in Logansport, the daughter of the late William and Mary Ann Van STEENBERG, she was married in December of 1897 to the Rev. Shurte, who served as pastor of the Railroad Y.M.C.A. in Indianapolis for 17 years. The couple moved to Rochester 14 years ago where they lived on the west side of Lake Manitou. Mrs. Shurte was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Edwin [SHURTE] of Chicago; one grandchild, and a brother, George Van STEENBERG of Peru.
Funeral rites will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Rochester Methodist church with the Rev. Thomas L. STOVALL of Terre Haute officiating, and the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS assisting. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.
The body will remain at the Foster Funeral home until 1 o'clock Friday afternoon when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until the time of the service.

Tommy Emmons
Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, for Tommy EMMONS, six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles EMMONS of Argos, who passed away at 5:15 o'clock Tuesday evening at Woodlawn hospital. Rev. Ernest TREBER officiated and burial was made in Maple Grove. Death was due to anemia.
The child was born in Argos on Feb. 4, 1945. Besides the parents he is survived by one brother, Danny [EMMONS], paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry EMMONS, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles YATES.

Friday, July 6, 1945

[no obits]

Saturday, July 7, 1945

Laura H. Shrout
Mrs. Laura H. SHROUT, 51, passed away Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock at her home east of Akron. Death resulted from complictions following a three weeks illness.
Mrs. Shrout [Laura H. WORKMAN] was born in Kentucky on October 3, 1894, and had been a resident of Henry township for the past 20 years. Her parents were Isaac and Sarah WORKMAN. On June 30th, 1906, she was united in marriage with William C. SHROUT. The deceased was a member of the Church of God of Akron.
Surviving are her husband, and the following children, Forrest [SHROUT] of Marion; Mrs. Verna BAMMERLIN, of Akron; Emerson [SHROUT], of Jonesboro, Ind.; Adrian [SHROUT] of the U. S. Airforces; Irvin [SHROUT], of Los Angeles, Calif.; W. C. SHROUT, Jr., in the U. S. Navy; Mrs. Christine MacFARLAND, of Warsaw. Two sisters, Mrs. James FOSTER, of Peru; Mrs. Henry MOODY, of Dayton, O., and seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, July 9, 1945

Otto P. Rettig
Peru, Ind., July 9. - Otto P. RETTIG, 83, retired real estate operator and financier, died Friday of a heart ailment suffered two days earlier while visiting a son, George [RETTIG], in Lafayette.
Survivors are the son; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine HASEMEIERE, Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Frank [RETTIG], Chattanooge, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Belle MINOR, Venice, Calif.; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Since his retirement from business 12 years ago, Mr. Rettig had resided at the Bearss hotel here. He was a member of the Elks lodge.
Born in Peru on July 31, 1861, the deceased was a son of George and Georgia PEFFERMAN RETTIG and was a brother of the late Mrs. E. H. GRISWOLD, Peru. His wife, Lizzie [RETTIG], died eight years ago.
Mr. Rettig will be remembered by older citizens of this community, having owned and operated extensive farm interests in the Bearss neighborhood, west of this city, several years ago.

Myrtle Belle Dague
Funeral rites for the late Myrtle Belle DAGUE, 62, were held from the Christian church, Plymouth, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial was made in Oakhill cemetery near that city.
Mrs. Dague passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chester MORRIS of Tyner. Death followed an illness of several months. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Oma FLNN of Rochester and Mrs. Mary FRAZER of Kewanna. A son, Archie DAGUE, resides in this city.

Florence A. Leiter
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the First Presbyterian church for Mrs. Florence Amelia LEITER, 68, who passed away Saturday evening at the Stansbury Nursing home in this city. Officiating at the last rites was Rev. Dr. C. T. HOWELL. Interment was made at the IOOF cemetery. Death was due to a hip injury which Mrs. Leiter suffered about two years ago, and from which complications developed.
The deceased was born in Cass county, Feb. 24, 1877, the daughter of Jacob and Mary NORTON. In a ceremony performed on Nov. 20, 1894, she became the bride of Eli LEITER, who preceded her in death. She had spent most of her life in Fulton county. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Olive WILTSHIRE and Mrs. Thomas BECK of this community, and Mrs. Jack METZ of Niles, Mich.; three sons, Cecil [LEITER] of Indianapolis, Forrest [LEITER] of Chicago and Burdell [LEITER] of this city; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers and three sisters. Two sons, Page [LEITER] and Benjamin [LEITER], preceded her in death.

Tuesday, July 10, 1945

Ethel Robbins
Mrs. Charles T. JONES, Sr., today received word of the death in Peoria, Illinois of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ethel ROBBINS, 63, who passed away there, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David EDISON.
The deceased, who was the former Ethel PACKER, was reared in the Tiosa neighborhood. The body will arrive today in Plymouth where it will rest until Thursday where funeral services will be held at two o'clock p.m., at Riverside Park, South Bend.

Wednesday, July 11, 1945

J. B. "Bert" Talbott
Funeral services for J. B. "Bert" TALBOTT, 66, who passed away at Epworth hospital, South Bend, Tuesday evening, are incomplete. Death followed an illness of several months.
The deceased, the son of Gideon and Sarah (MARTIN) TALBOTT, was born in Union township on Jan. 25, 1897. He has been a resident of the Kewanna community practically all his life. During his active years he engaged in farming and was twice elected as trustee of Union township. He was a Republican. He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
His wife, the former Jennie HICKLE, preceded him in death a few years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. May KILE of Defiance, Ohio and Mrs. Belle SMITH of this city; seven sons, Albert [TALBOTT], Maurice [TALBOTT] and Robert [TALBOTT], of Kewanna, Ralph [TALBOTT] and Charles [TALBOTT] of Plymouth, Harlan [TALBOTT] of Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Simon [TALBOTT] of Okinawa; two sisters, Mrs. Edna SAYERS of Waynesburg, Pa., and Mrs. Margret EISENMAN of Lawrence, Indiana.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later issue.

Frank A. Mahler
Frank A. MAHLER, 76, well known Aubbeenaubbee farmer, passed away at 12:15 this morning at his home northwest of Kewanna, after an illness of three weeks.
Born in Fulton county Oct. 7, 1868, he was the son of Gideon and Martha MAHLER. He has resided in Fulton county practically all of his life.
He was united in marriage on March 7, 1894 with Mattie L. LUNSFORD, who preceded him in death. He was a member of Zion Methodist church.
Survivors include a foster daughter, Mrs. Helen D. BEST and one granddaughter, Jean Ann of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Sarah PIPER, Twin Lakes, and two brothers, Joseph [MAHLER] of Delong and John [MAHLER] of Rochester.
Final rites will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at Zion church, with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be made in Moon cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where friends may pay respects until one o'clock Friday.

James Kofron
Jack KOFRON, manager of the Tom Thumb sandwich shop, will leave Thursday morning for Britt, Iowa, called there by the death of his father, James KOFRON, 93, who passed away Tuesday evening.
The deceased is the father of three sons and two daughters. He is one of the pioneer residents of the Iowa city. He had been seriously ill with complictions for several months.
Funeral rites will be held at Britt next Saturday.

Ursula Onstott
Mrs. Ursula ONSTOTT, 77, passed away Tuesday 10 a.m. at her home in Akron from a heart ailment. For the past few years Mrs. Onstott had been residing at the Soldier Home in West Lafayette, however, for the past two months, she was at her home in Akron making preparations to return to Lafayette this coming fall. Mrs. Onstott had been a resident of Henry township for over two score years.
Ursula [SWINEHART], daughter of Levi and Barbara SWINEHART, was born in Marshall county, Indiana on July 1st, 1868. In 1889 she was married to Frank SHIVELY, who preceded her in death a few years later. In a second ceremony solemnized in 1896 she was united in marriage with George ONSTOTT. Mr. Onstott passed away on May 2nd, 1911. For a number of years Mrs. Onstott resided on a farm east of Akron and in 1912 she moved to her present home in Akron. The deceased was a charter member of the W.S.C.S.
Survivors are a few half-sisters and step-children. A step-son, Jess ONSTOTT, resides in Edwardsburg, Mich. A son born to the first union preceded in death in 1914.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Akron Methodist church and interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery, Akron. The body was taken to the Moyer funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Edward Voreis
Death came this morning at Woodlawn hospital in this city to Edward VOREIS, 81, a retired farmer who has resided for several years in Argos. Death was due to complications.
Born Dec. 31, 1862 in Green township, Marshall county, he was the son of William and Sarah VOREIS. He was united in marriage in 1889 with Ella HARRISON who preceded him in death.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Frank HOFFMAN of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Mira STILES of Grand Rapids, Mich., and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2:30 Friday afternoon with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be made in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Thursday, July 12, 1945

Mrs. Lewis Blumenthal
Mrs. Lewis BLUMENTHAL, of Chicago, passed away Wednesday aftrnoon in the Billings hospital, following an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Blumenthal had visited her son and family here on numerous occasions and had many friends in this community.
Survivors are her husband and a daughter, both of Chicago; five sons, Max L. [BLUMENTHAL], of this city; Ben [BLUMENTHAL], of Columbia City, Ind.; Sgt. Edward BLUMENTHAL, of Rensselaer, Ind., now stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.; Seymour
[BLUMENTHAL], U. S. Medical Corps, stationed in Saipan. Several grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at a chapel on West Roosevelt road, Chicago. Interment will be in a Chicago cemetery.

J. B. "Bert" Talbott
Final rites for J. B. "Bert" TALBOTT, who passed away Tuesday evening at Epworth hospital, South Bend, will be held from the Kewanna Baptist church, at 4:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, with the Rev. STARKE officiating. Burial will be made in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Harry S. Button, Jr.
FORMER KEWANNA MAN KILLED IN OKINAWA
Word has been received in Kewanna of the death on Okinawa of Pvt. Harry S. BUTTON, Jr., 21, who fell on the field of action June 16, [1945], during the conquest of that island.
Private Button, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. BUTTON, Sr., who was, for several years, manager of the Kewanna elevator, was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church. He was completing his sophomore year at Purdue when called to the service, two years ago. He had been overseas a year and served in both the Leyte and Okinawa operations.
Surviving are the parents, now of Otterbein, Ind., the widow, Mrs. Dorothy BUTTON, and an 11-month-old daughter Margaret [BUTTON], of 512 Dizardie street, Logansport, and one brother, Lt. Walter BUTTON, U. S. Navy, stationed at Washington, D.C.

Friday, July 13, 1945

Forrest LeRoy Kelly
LT. KELLY IS DECLARED DEAD BY U.S. WAR DEPT.
Mrs. William G. WHEATLEY of the Leiters Ford vicinity has been informed by her sister, PFC Mary Esther KELLY of West Palm Beach, Florida, former resident of Monterey, that her son, 1st Lieutenant Forrest LeRoy KELLY, has been declared officially dead by the War Department. Lieut. Kelly was seriously wounded and captured by the enemy on June 30th, 1944, while leading his platoon into battle against the Germans at St. Lo, France. No word from him has been received since that date. He was a member of the 29th Infantry, which was cited for bravery at St. Lo.

Saturday, July 14, 1945

Frederick William Ward
Frederick William WARD, 96, one of the oldest residents of the county, passed away Saturday morning at eight o'clock at the home of his son Peirce [C.] WARD, of Indian Hill farm, two miles northwest of Richland Center. Mr. Ward, who has made his home with his son since the spring of '44, had been in good health up until the past few weeks.
The deceased was born in Melbourne, Derbyshire England on October 6th, 1848, and came to this country with his parents when but six years of age. His father established a textile busiess in Boston and later he was associated with his father in this business. He removed to Chicago when he was 21 and a few years later to Lafayette, Ind.
Mr. Ward was united in marriage with Elizabeth PEIRCE, daughter of Martin L. PEIRCE, who was the first treasurer of Purdue University, on July 21st, 1874. The Wards resided in Lafayette until 1920 at which time they moved to California. His wife preceded in death in 1927.
In September of 1929 he was united in marriage with Fanny DRESSER CRAMER of Lafayette and soon afterward took up their residency at State College, Pa. For several years the couple spent their winters in Florida, however, for the past year and a half his wife has been residing with a relative in the East and Mr. Ward was making his home with his son, who with the widow are the sole survivors.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Bradshaw chapel, Lafayette, Ind., and interment will be in the Spring Vale cemetery there.

G. L. Murden
Peru, July 14. - G. L. MURDEN, 85, retired business man and father of Jesse MURDEN, Indianapolis attorney and Republican leader, died in his home early Friday morning. Survivors are the widow and son. Funeral services will be held Monday.

Monday, July 16, 1945

Nell Wells
Mrs. Nell WELLS, wife of Charles WELLS, Sr., of Akron, passed away at 7:15 o'clock Saturday evening at a Logansport hospital. Death resulted from complications from which she had suffered for about one year. She had been bedfast since last February.
The deceased [Nell ROUCH] was born in Franklin county, Ky., the daughter of C. B. and Clara ROUCH. She was united in marriage with Mrs. Wells on March 22, 1915, and has been a resident of the Akron community for a number of years. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church. She was a graduate of the Louisville Normal school and taught several years in her native state.
Surviving are the husband and one son, Lt. Charles WELLS, Jr., USN, now on duty in the Pacific. Lt. Wells was formerly a teacher in the Akron schools.
Services will be held from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday aftrnoon, with the Rev. R. FENSTERMACHER in charge. Burial will be in Akron IOOF cemetery.

Paul R. Snyder
FORMER SILVER LAKE FLIER DIES IN FLORIDA CRASH
Lt. Paul R. SNYDER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul SNYDER, formerly of Silver Lake and later of Fort Wayne, and husband of Jane Warner SNYDER, was killed in an airplane crash at Panama City, Fla., about noon on Friday. He was piloting a B-24 bomber at the time of the crash.
Young Snyder, commonly called "Bud" by his friends, was a former Silver Lake High school basketball star and was commissioned an officer in the Army Air Force in June of last year. At the time of his tragic death he was stationed at Kendall Field, Fla.

John Duey
Final rites for John DUEY, 58, who passed away at Woodlawn hospital Saturday evening, will be held from the Macy Christian church at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. William SHUMAN officiating. Burial will be made in Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The deceased was a veteran of World War I, was a member of the LeRoy C. Shelton post American Legion, of this city, and of the Macy Christian church. A farmer by occupation, he was well known in this community. His wife, the former Mary HOFFMAN, with whom he was united in marriage at St. Joseph, Mich., on July 7, 1922, preceded him in death last Jan. 26.
Born near Macy, Jan. 7, 1887, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred DUEY, both of whom are deceased. He was a brother of the famous concert, stage and radio tenor, Phillip DUEY, of Larchmont, N.J., and of George DUEY of this city, who survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Janet [DUEY]; two sons, David Arthur [DUEY] and John Vincent [DUEY], at home; six sisters, Mrs. Zella CLEMANS of Macy, Mrs. Meda BARGER of Roann, Mrs. Anna SMITH of Indianapolis, Mrs. Hattie NICOL of Chicago, Mrs. Mary RUNKLE and Miss Edith DUEY of Akron.
The deceased had been ill for several months, the result of disability incurred while in service. He had been a patient both at Woodlawn and at the Veterans' hospital, Indianapolis. Death was due to complications.

Tuesday, July 17, 1945

John Duey
A number of local Legionnaires this afternoon attended the funeral of John DUEY at the Christian church, Macy. Duey, a veteran of World War I and a Legionnaire, passed away at Woodlawn hospital in this city last Saturday evening. He had been ill for several months.

Frederick Van Dien
EYE WITNESS ACCOUNTS TELL HOW LOCAL FLIER LOST LIFE
Positive proof in the form of eye witness accounts of the death of Lt. Frederick Van DIEN, was received Monday by Mrs. Gertrude Van DIEN, parent of the missing aviator.
Details were furnished by Lt. Larry J. DOPP, bombardier-navigator and Lt. Edward McAVOY, co-pilot of the ill-fated plane piloted by Lt. Van Dien.
These two survivors of the crash which caused Lt. Van Dien's death, stated that they left the Island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 21, on a bombing mission over German held sections of italy.
A Tough Target
They were, they said, aware that the target assigned would be a tough job, but they made the approach, made the run over the target, and jettisoned their bomb load in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire. They were experiencing bad weather when a burst of flak struck the right wing of their B-24. Moments later, another burst struck the nose of their ship as they lost altitude with the right engine out. The nose hit destroyed the instrument panel and as the big plane swung out of control, Lt. Van Dien ordered all hands to bail out.
The second flak burst had injured Lt. Depp, who said he observed the tail gunner, Sgt. Ted. Kyle's parachute failing to open. Others, he said, cleared the wounded ship and descended to earth with their "chutes." Sgt Kyle's lifeless body was later found where he fell.
Depp and McAvoy landed without mishap, but Lt. Van Dien was observed to make a bad landing as the bail-out was over mountainous terrain. When found it was discovered that he had struck his head against a rock with such force as to cause instant death. There were no other marks on the body.
Given Christian Burial
The four men landed near the village of Mallare, on the Ligurian gulf above Savona, Italy. Civilians there gave both Lt. Van Dien and Sgt. Kyle a Christian burial in a churchyard near the town. It is believed, however, that the bodies have since been transferred to a U. S. military cemetery. This fact can only be verified through the War Department, which is expected to report in a short time.
Lt. Van Dien was first reported missing, but following the collapse of Germany, the report was changed by the War Department to "killed in action."
He was born and reared in this city, graduated from the local high school and later attended college at Ventura, Calif. He had been a member of the U. S. airforce for 18 months prior to his death, which occurred on his seventh bombing mission.
Both Lt. Dopp and McAvoy paid high tribute to Lt. Van Dien's skill and bravery in action and to his splendid comradeship which was shared by every member of his squadron.

Wednesday, July 18, 1945 to Thursday, July 19, 1945

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Friday, July 20, 1945

Vannie Hutton
Funeral rites for Mrs. Vannie HUTTON, 77, well known resident of the Fulton community for the past quarter of a century, will be held from the Ditmire funeral home at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. B. E. CHAMBERS, assisted by the Rev. J. E. KERBY, officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. She expired Thursday morning at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several weeks.
The deceased was born [Vannie MAXWELL] on July 14, 1868 in Hancock county, the daughter of Levi and Mary MAXWELL. On September 3, at Greenfield, Ind., she became the bride of Homer HUTTON, who, with one daghter, Mrs. Louise FOX, of Chicago; a granddaughter Patricia; a sister, Mrs. Viola NEWMAN of Greenfield, and a nephew, Sgt. Oakley RICKETTS, now in Germany, survive.
Mrs. Hutton was a member of the Fulton U. B. church.
The body will lie at the Ditmire home in Fulton where friends may pay respects until the funeral hour.

Henry Entsminger
Death, late Thursday afternoon, claimed Henry ENTSMINGER, 77, at his home, 414 West Second street, following a long illness, during which he suffered with heart trouble.
The deceased was a life resident of Fulton county, where he was born in Newcastle township, Sept.25, 1867, the son of Amos and Catherine ENTSMINGER.
His early life was spent in farm pursuits. Later he was employed for many years as a driver and transfer man for the Morningstar bus and baggage line, which made train connections at both local railroads and headquartered at the Arlington hotel. In more recent years he was employed by the James Coplen taxi line, and at the Rochester Canning Co. plant.
On Feb. 7, 1907, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Josie Etta SHOBE, who, with one brother, Clyde ENTSMINGER, and a step-son, Rex SHOBE, both of Rochester, survive. Two brothers, John [ENTSMINGER] and Warren [ENTSMINGER], and two sisters, Mrs. James COPLEN and Mrs. Charles SWARTWOOD, preceded him in death.
Services will be held from the Foster Funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD in charge. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the funeral home where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Saturday, July 21, 1945

Walter S. Kenfield
Mrs. Bert DUDGEON has been informed of the death at a Dayton, Ohio hospital of her nephew, Walter S. KENFIELD, who failed to recover from a major operation performed there. The deceased has a number of other relatives in this community.

James Cannon
Pfc. James CANNON, son of Mr. and Mrs. "Ollie" G. CANNON, Douglas, Wyoming, was killed in action June 6, on Okinawa.
"Ollie" Cannon, former resident of Argos, was famed as an amateur baseball pitcher and will be remembered by many people here.

Monday, July 23, 1945

Helen Reed
Earl Pilk
Miss Helen REED, 30, a native of Richland township, Fulton county, and her companion Earl PILK, 30, of Anderson, were drowned Sunday morning when their boat capsized in a gravel pit lake five miles west of Anderson. Both were employees of the Anderson Guide Lamp Corporation. Richard HIATT, 25, a sailor and Miss Margaret ODOM, other passengers of the boat, escaped when Hiatt swam ashore with Miss Odom.
Helen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob REED, was born in Richland township, Fulton county, Feb. 13, 1915. When quite young she removed with her parents to the Argos community where she resided until eight years ago when she found employment at Anderson, where she has since resided. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mattie REED, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret La TURNER and Mrs. Anna HARLEY, Argos; and one brother, Richard [REED], at home. Her father preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held from the Grossman chapel on Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock with the Rev. James NEILL officiating. Burial in Richland Center cemetery.
The body will rest at the funeral home until the hour of the service. Friends may call.

Nora Bingham
A heart attack proved fatal Saturday evening to Mrs. Nora BINGHAM, 75, at her home, 1415 Main street.
Stricken in the yard of her home about 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening, she was observed by a neighbor, Mrs. Estel ROGERS, who assisted her into the house, where she passed away about 15 minutes later.
Born [Nora ROBINSON] in Lafayette, Jan. 17, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. ROBINSON, she became the wife of John BINGHAM on March 26, 1890, and removed from a farm in Union township to this city in 1919. Mr. Bingham died in 1934. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, John [BINGHAM] of South Bend, and Wilbur [BINGHAM] of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Hilmer NELSON of South Bend and Mrs. Mildred IRELAN of Rochester; three brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body was returned from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence Sunday afternoon where it will remain until the funeral hour.
Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Frank BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.

Owen Lee Montgomery
Coroner D. K. STINSON has been called to probe the death of Owen Lee MONTGOMERY, 77, who passed away at 9:45 o'clock this morning, a few minutes after he had been removd to Woodlawn hospital from his home, 610 1/2 Main street.
The deceased who was reported ill at his home, where he lived alone, had locked himself in. Local officers, using fire department ladders, entered through a second story window and found him in a dying condition at the top of the stairs, where he fell, while supposedly trying to reach help. Symptoms of ptomaine, from which he was alleged to have been suffering, are being sought and checked, it is said.
Born March 30, 1868, he was the son of the late Theodore and Margaret WILSON MONTGOMERY, and was reared on a farm a mile west of the city on the Burton road. He was a lifetime member of this community where, during his active years, he engaged in farming.
His wife, Bessie McCARTER MONTGOMERY, three brothers, Frank [MONTGOMERY] Commodore [MONTGOMERY] and Orbra F. [MONTGOMERY], preceded him in death. Surviving are three children, Freda [MONTGOMERY] of Washington, D.C., Theodora [MONTGOMERY] of Deal, Md., and Ray [MONTGOMERY], present address unknown.
The body will lie at the Val Zimmerman funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Tuesday, July 24, 1945

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Wednesday, July 25, 1945

Lillie Marquis
Death early this morning claimed Mrs. Lillie MARQUIS, 71, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elaine SHOEMAKER, one mile north of Fulton. Death followed complications from which she had suffered for about two months.
Born [Lillie YIKE] near Deedsville on March 8, 1874, she was the daughter of James and Nancy YIKE. On Sept. 26, 1894, she became the bride of Charles F. MARQUIS, who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1939. Most of her married life had been spent in Cass county. However for the past six years she had made her home with her daughter, where death occurred.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Shoemaker and Mrs. Irene YANKEE of South Bend; one son, James [MARQUIS] of Winamac; eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ida FURRY of Zephyr Hill, Fla., and Mrs. Hattie BALSBAUGH of North Liberty, Ind., and two brothers, Arthur YIKE of Roann and Floyd YIKE of Plymouth.
Final rites will be held from Skinner's chapel, east of Twelve Mile, on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in Skinner's cemetery. The body will lie at the Shoemaker residence until the funeral hour.

Lydia Green
Mrs. Lydia GREEN, one of Fulton county's few remaining nonagenarians died at 11:50 last night at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Sam HEETER, 184 Pontiac street, following an illness of six and a half weeks. Death was due to complications attendant to age.
The deceased [Lydia SAYGER] who attained the age 90 on April 29, was born in Miami county April 29, 1855, the daughter of Moses and Mary (SHERMAN) SAYGER. In a ceremony performed at Akron in 1874, she became the bride of Samuel GREEN and resided in Fulton, Marshall counties practically all of her life. She came to Rochester about 20 years ago, and remained in this city during the declining years of her life. She was a member of Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ida HEETER, with whom she lived, Mrs. Louie CLEMANS of Buchanan, Mich., Mrs. Lottie STEWART of Alabama City, Ala., and Mrs. Patty SHAW of Detroit, Mich., one son, Sidney GREEN of Chicago Heights, Ill; 20 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. F. B. BRIGGS officiating. Interment will be made in Leiters Ford cemetery.
The body will remain at the Zimmerman Bros. chapel where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

J. Earl Hathaway
Mr. and Mrs. Fred MERCER, south of this city, were called Monday to Hammond where they attended funeral rites for J. Earl HATHAWAY. The deceased, husband of the former Nellie L. MERCER of this city, was stationed here as an agent for the Wells Fargo & Express, several years ago. Also, he operated a confectionery store in this city for a short time.
Concerning his demise, the Hammond Times says:
J. Earl Hathaway, 57, first president of the Hammond Insurance Agents' association, died at 10 o'clock Friday night in St. Margaret's hospital.
Hathaway was the first president of the Lions Club and a former president of the Hammond Safety council.
He also was prominent in Masonic activities having been a past master of McKinley Blue Lodge and a chief director of the Shrine for nine years. He was secretary of McKinley lodge for the last 15 years.
Hathaway was in the insurance business in Hammond for 25 years and a resident of the city for 39 years. At the time of his death, he was a partner in the firm of Hathaway-Thornton.
Born Feb. 2, 1888, in Crown Point, Hathaway lived at 241 173rd street, Hammond, with his wife, Nellie L.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ted SWETS and two sisters, the Misses Ruth B. [HATHAWAY] and Anna E. HATHAWAY, all of Hammond.

Thursday, July 26, 1945

Willard C. Moore
Willard C. MOORE, 58, of Twelve Mile, died at 12:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Cass county hospital of injuries suffered Monday evening in an auto collision at a road intersection a mile north and a mile west of Twelve Mile.
Moore's death was attributed to head injuries. He had been employed as maintenance man in the same hospital where he died.
Coroner M. B. STEWART of Cass county was called to investigate the fatal accident. Thomas MOSS, son of Mr. and Mrs. David MOSS, driver of the other car, and his companion, John D. BAILEY, escaped with minor injuries.

Friday, July 27, 1945

Owen Lee Montgomery
Funeral services for Owen Lee MONTGOMERY, who passed away at Woodlawn hospital on July 23, following a stroke of paralysis, will be held from the Val Zimmerman Memorial chapel at 2:00 o'clock Sturday afternoon, with the Rev. Fred YEAZEL officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
All efforts by local officials to contact the deceased's children, Freda [MONTGOMERY], Theodore [MONTGOMERY] and Ray [MONTGOMERY], were without avail, although Freda and Theodore were thought to have been located in the vicinity of Washington, D.C.

Mrs. John Laidlaw
Mrs. John LAIDLAW, 78, of Elkhart, formerly of this city, passed away, Thursday evening six o'clock at her home. The funeral services will be held Saturday 2:30 p.m.
For a number of years the Laidlaws resided on the corner of 12th and Jefferson streets, this city, during which time Mr. Laidlaw was employed as a barrber and carpenter. They left here several years ago to make their home in Elkhart. They maintain a home at Englewood, Fla., where they have spent their winters for many years.
Mrs. O. E. FERRES of Lake Manitou is a cousin of Mrs. Laidlaw.

Willard English
Funeral rites will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton Baptist church for Willard ENGLISH, 80, who passed away at the home of his son, Edward, at Mason, Mich., Thursday. Service will be in charge of the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, and interment will be made in Fulton cemetery. The body will arrive at Fulton on Saturday, and will remain at the Ditmire mortuary until the funeral hour.
The deceased was for many years a resident of Fulton. His wife, Jennie MEDARY ENGLISH preceded him in death.
Survivors include the son, [Edward ENGLISH], and four grandchildren all of Mason, Mich.

Lawrence Heaton
Funeral rites for Lawrence HEATON, 51, will be held from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in Fulton cemetery. The body will lie at the Ditmire chapel until the funeral hour.
Death came at 1:30 o'clock this morning at a Logansport hospital, and followed an illness of three years. The wife, Mrs. Alma FRY HEATON, died on April 5, 1942. In active years, the deceased was engaged in farming at his home, three miles south of Fulton.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lois LEWELLYN, Logansport, and Mrs. Louise COOPER, in California; one son, Walter [HEATON], now with the navy in the Pacific; one granddaughter; one brother, Everett HEATON, Detroit; and two sisters, Emma [HEATON] of Indianapolis and Mary [HEATON] of Thorntown, Indiana.

Saturday, July 28, 1945

Mrs. M. H. Racus
Mrs. Whit HEMMINGER of Fulton has been advised of the death of her mother, Mrs. M. H. RACUS, which occurred Thursday in a Wenatchee, Wash., hospital
The deceased was well known in the Fulton community, having operated the County Line grocery, south of Fulton, until only a few months ago.
Survivors include the husband; daughter, Mrs. Heminger; one son, Tom BATHSET of South Bend; six grandchildren, and three sisters.
Final rites will be held from the Ditmire chapel, Fulton, Sunday aftrnoon at 1:00 o'clock with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. The body will lie at the chapel until the funeral hour.

Glen O. Young
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Glen O. YOUNG, 62, well known farmer and thresher of the Twelve Mile community, who passed away at his home six miles southeast of Fulton at 11 o'clock last night. Death followed a heart attack which he suffered only a short time ago.
Born in Aberdeen, S.D., April 2, 1883, he was the son of Cornelius and Nancy YOUNG. He came to Fulton county when quite small and has resided in this and Cass counties practically all of his life.
On June 11, 1908 he was united in marriage with Reba BUCK, who, with four sons, Arthur [YOUNG], of Twelve Mile, Acel [YOUNG] of San Francisco, Calif., Hugh [YOUNG], with the Navy in the Pacific, and Charles [YOUNG], with the Army at Fort McClelland, Alabama; one granddaughter; two brothers, Willis [YOUNG] of Freeland, Mich., Orville [YOUNG], of Mexico, Indiana; and two sisters, Mrs. Mac MOYER, Chelsa, Mich., and Mrs. Albie KOHOUT, of Dearborn, Mich., survive.
The body will rest at the residence, where friends may call.

Monday, July 30, 1945

Milo C. Horn
Mrs. Von KOCHENDERFER, 1114 Monroe street, has been informed of the death of her brother, Milo C. HORN, 52, at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning, following a heart attack, at his home in Warsaw.
The deceased, a veteran of World War I, and an active member of the American Legion, was born in Kosciusko county, Nov. 4, 1892, the son of Peter and Mary A. (GRASS) HORN. For the past several years he had been the owner and operator of the Sunny Meade restaurant in Warsaw.
On March 16, 1918, he was united in marriage with Emma CAYWOOD, who, with two sons, Keith [HORN], now on the high seas, returning from Greece, and Peter [HORN], S 2/c of Norman, Okla.; his father; three brothers, Omar [HORN] of Elkhart, Lyman [HORN] of Bismark, N.D., and Howard [HORN] of Indianapolis, and the sister, Mrs. Kochenderfer, survive.
Funeral rites will be held at the Bibler funeral home in Warsaw at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. M. H. Racus
Funeral rites for the late Mrs. M. H. RACUS which were announced for Sunday afternoon, have been postponed until Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton, with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Mrs. Racus passed away last week in Wenatchee, Wash.

Tuesday, July 31, 1945

Glen O. Young
Funeral services for Glen O. YOUNG, 62, who died suddenly Friday night at his home near Twelve Mile, will take place Thursday aftrnoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Rochester Methodist church. The Rev. Keith WITTERNS will officiate, with burial in the Bethlehem cemetery.

Wednesday, August 1, 1945

Mrs. Samuel Flox
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Samuel FLOX, which occurred at her home in Peru this morning. Mrs. Flox is well known to many of the older citizens of this city as her husband, the late Samuel FLOX, owned and operated a general department store in the north end of Rochester about two score years ago.
The survivors are a son, Jake FLOX, of Peru; and three daughters, Mrs. Abe ZIMMERMAN, of Peru, Mrs. Sidney GIBIRTZ, of Kokomo, Ind. and Mrs. Louis ZALTZBERG, of Winchester.
Funeral services are to be held Thursday 2 p.m. at South Bend, Ind.
Mrs. Flox was one of the main stockholders of The Boston Store, Inc., which has several department stores located throughout northern Indiana. The local Boston Store will be closed throughout today and Thursday.

Thursday, August 2, 1945

Sarah Eisenmenger
Final rites will be held for Mrs. Sarah EISENMENGER, 84, at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. Douglas B. STARKS officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery.
Born near North Liberty, Sept. 28, 1860, the deceased [Sarah BATES] was the daughter of Calvin and Hannah BATES. Until about seven yers ago,s he resided at Turner, Mich., but since that time has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Grant FELDER, five miles northeast of Kewanna. She had been in ill health about three weeks. Death, which occurred at 1:00 o'clock this morning, was due to complications.
Suviving are the husband, Henry EISENMENGER, and the daughter, Mrs. Felder; one sister, Mrs. Theodoshie HEIM of Greenville, Ohio, and one brother, Samuel BATES of Mishawaka.

Lucretia Kuhn
Mrs. Lucretia KUHN, wife of Arthur KUHN, well know Henry township farmer, died late last night at her home north of Akron. The body was taken to the Moyer funeral home pending funeral arrangements.
Obituary and funeral announcement will appear in tomorrow's News-Sentinel.

John Andrew Harley
John Andrew HARLEY, 78, a well known and highly respected farmer of the Tippecanoe vicinity died early this morning following a heart attack at his home.
Mr. Harley had attended a community sale at Plymouth Wednesday afternoon, and had returned home to take care of farm chores. He had just finished the evening work when the attack came.
He was born in Bourbon on Feb. 12, 1867, the son of David and Anna HARLEY, but removed to Tippecanoe 47 years ago. He has since resided there.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Amanda SMITH HARLEY; one daughter, Mrs. Orpha PHEBUS, Tippecanoe; one sister, Mrs. Sarah GILL, Bourbon; one brother, Isaac HARLEY, Geneva, Ill; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body rests at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, pending funeral arrangements.

Friday, August 3, 1945

Lucretia Kuhn
Final rites for Mrs. Lucretia KUHN, 52, of near Akron, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Interment will be made in Akron IOOF cemetery.
Born [Lucretia NYE] near Akron Feb. 18, 1893, she was the daughter of Gilbert and Ida NYE. On April 5, 1913 she became the bride of Arthur KUHN. She had spent her entire lifetime in the Akron community, and was well known and respected by a host of friends and acquaintances. Her death, which was announced in Thursday's News-Sentinel, occurred Wednesday evening at the Bluffton clinic, where she had been a patient. She had been ill several weeks. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Trella TOMBAUGH of Mentone, and Mrs. Lorene SWICK at home; parents; one grandson; one brother, Clifford NYE with the armed forces in India; and two sisters, Mrs. Voris DAVIS of Akron and Mrs. Carmen SPENCER of Indianapolis.
The body was removed this morning from the Moyer funeral home to the residence, four miles northwest of Akron, where friends may call.

William A. Carter
Death came last night at 9:20 o'clock to William A. CARTER, 79, a real estate man in this community for the past 25 years, and a well known and highly respected citizen.
The deceased, who was 79 last April 11, was born on a farm southwest of Kewanna in 1866, the son of John J. and Sarah (BARNETT) CARTER. On Dec. 2, 1890, at a ceremony performed at Logansport, he was united in marriage with Amelia Jane MOORE. He came to this city from Twelve Mile in 1920, and has since resided here at 418 Jefferson street. Death was due to complications from which he has suffered since early April, when he was confined in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving are the wife; one son, Estel [CARTER], of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Charles BROWN of the Lake Nyona community; one sister, Mrs. Essie LAMBORN of Hammond; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. chapel at two o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. B. G. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until the funeral hour. Friends may call.

Joseph Bidwell, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe BIDWELL, daughter Judy [BIDWELL] and son, Lt. Leon [BIDWELL], on Sunday afternoon attended funeral services at Wabash for Joseph BIDWELL, Sr., 86, who passed away last Friday at Niles, Mich.
Mr. Bidwell is survived by three sons. Joe W. [BIDWELL], of Akron, is a former merchant of that city, at present the town secretary and treasurer and is a member of the Fulton County War Price and Rationing Board.

John Andrew Harley
Funeral services for John Andrew HARLEY, prominent Tippecanoe farmer, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Christian church at Tippecanoe, with the Rev. John HANCOCK officiating. Burial will be made in Bethel cemetery.
The body will rest at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until ten o'clock Saturday morning when it will be removed to the residence.

Saturday, August 4, 1945

Rachel Jane Smoker
Mrs. Rachel Jane SMOKER, 76, passed away Friday afternoon at her home southwest of Akron. Death was caused by complications following an illness of two years duration. She had been a resident of Henry township throughout her entire life and had a host of friends throughout that locality.
Rachel Jane [SRIVER], daughter of Isaac and Caroline SRIVER, was born Novemer 20th, 1868 near Akron. On December 12th, 1900 she was united in marrige with Frank Smoker. Mrs. Smoker was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband, Frank SMOKER; two foster daughters, Mrs. Orville DeWALD, of Gilead, Mrs. Irene LANDIS, of Akron and a brother John SRIVER, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2:30 at the residence with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in Akron IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Moyer funeral home to the Smoker residence Saturday evening, where friends may call.

Monday, August 6, 1945

Mary Florine Walsh
Death on Sunday morning claimed Mrs. Mary FLORINE WALSH, 79, at her home on South Lincoln street in Kewanna. She had been ill about four months, and had suffered from complications.
The deceased [Mary lorine NEWBAUGH] was born in Cass county on Dec. 19, 1865. She was united in marriage in 1882 with William WALSH who preceded her in death about 10 years ago. Until about two years ago, when she moved to Kewanna, she had resided on a farm southeast of that place. She was a member of St. Anne's Roman Catholic church, Kewanna, and of the Rosary Society.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Grace McLOCHLIN, Monterey; Mrs. Florence BRINKLE, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Margaret EVELSINGER, Normal, Ill.,; and Mrs. Helen HOPE, Kewanna; four sons, Byron [WALSH] and Arthur [WALSH], Dayton, O., Lawrence [WALSH], Ft. Wayne and Thomas [WALSH], Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Anna O'HARE, Mishawaka; one brother, John NEWBROUGH, Wendell, Idaho; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held from St. Anne's church Kewanna, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. Jerome WALSKI officiating. Burial in St. Anne's cemetery.
The body will lie at the residence where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Buras Brockus
Buras BROCKUS, 61, life-long resident of Argos, passed away Saturday afternoon at his home 406 Wright steet. Death was caused by complications and followed an illness of several months duration. Mr. Brockus had many friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Buras, son of George and Harriet BROCKUS was born February 21, 1884 at Argos. He was united in marriage with Margaret MIER, September 6th, 1916 at Cadillac, Mich. He was employed as a foundry worker and mechanic.
Surviving are his wife; seven daughters, Mrs. Frank HARRELL, Mrs. Julia DUNLAP, both of Argos; Mrs. Joe ROAHRIG, Mrs. Joseph BATCHO, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Bernice EROW, of South Bend; Dorothy [BROCKUS] and Evelyn [BROCKUS] at home and three sons, Bert [BROCKUS], Robert [BROCKUS] and Lester [BROCKUS] all at home.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ernest TREBER will be held Tuesday afternoon 2:30 at the Umbaugh funeral home. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Lawn cemetery.

Florence Bell Minglin
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Bell MINGLIN, 89, widow of Charles F. MINGLIN, were held at the Case-Miller chapel at Logansport at 3:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Mrs. Minglin passed away Saturday morning at her home in this city after a lingering illness. She was born in Fountain county, Indiana.
Rev. Harry REA of the Young America Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Meadow Lake cemetery, four and one-half miles south of Wolcott.
Surviving Mrs. Minglin are three sons, Ralph [MINGLIN] of route four at Peru, Roy [MINGLIN] of route three at Kewanna, and Luther [MINGLIN], of 2224 Spear street, Logansport, and a daughter, Elma [MINGLIN] of route two Logansport; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a half-sister, Mrs. Jennie McCORMICK and a half-brother, Joe LUDLOW, both of Acton, Indiana.

Tuesday, August 7, 1945

Laura Green
Mrs. A. B. (Laura) GREEN, lifelong resident of this city, passed away Tuesday evening 9:25 o'clock at the Ewing nursing home, this city, following a lengthy illness.
A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel.
The body has been removed to the Val Zimmerman Memorial Chapel where friends may call. Funeral services are to be held Thursday 2:30 p.m. at the Rochester Methodist church.

Catherine Holle
Mrs. Forrest PFEIFFER of this community has been notified of the death this morning of her grandmother, Mrs. Catherine HOLLE, 84, which occurred at her home in Logansport following an illness of several years.
The deceased was born in Alsace-Lorraine in 1861, but came to America while a small girl. She has spent almost her entire life in Logansport. Besides the granddaughter, she is survived by one son and three daughters.
Funeral services will be held from St. Joseph's Catholic church, Logansport, at 9:00 o'clock Friday morning, with burial in Mt. Hope cemetery there.

Wednesday, August 8, 1945

Gladys Mae Leffel
Mrs. Gladys Mae LEFFEL, 45, wife of Roy LEFFEL, route 1, Twelve Mile, passed away at 1:00 o'clock this morning at her home. Death came after an illness of four days, during which she suffered from infection and complications.
Born [Gladys Mae SMITH] Sept. 13, 1899, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Daniel N. and Vernie (SMITH) KINZIE. At Mexico, Ind., Jan. 1, 1918, she became the bride of Roy LEFFEL. She had resided in the Twelve Mile community all of her life. She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church, and Nurses Aid. She was well known in her community as a musician of talent and a teacher.
Surviving are the husband and parents; one daughter, Mrs. Marie BARLICK of Marion; two sons, Arthur [LEFFEL], PO 3/c, now on Guam, and Cpl. Lloyd Edwin [LEFFEL], on Long Island, N.Y., and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be held from the Perrysburg church Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with the Reverends J. YARIAN and Robert CAIN in charge. Burial will be made in Bethlehem cemetery.
The body is at the residence, where friends may call.

Laura E. Green
Funeral services for Mrs. A. B. [Laura E.] GREEN will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church. Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS will be in charge and interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Mrs. Green passed away Monday evening at the Ewing nursing home following a lengthy illness. She had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and community and was active in both religious and social affairs of the community throughout her life.
Laura E. BUTLER, daughter of Harris E. and Rebecca C. (UNCAPHER) BUTLER, was born April 7, 1869, at Grovertown, Starke county, Ind. In 1880, her father entered the ministry of the Wesleyan church, later transferring to the United Brethren church in which denomination he served until his service age limit was attained. As a minister's daughter Mrs. Green's earlier life was rather transitory. For several years she taught in the public schools
On July 25, 1894 she was united in marriage with A. B. GREEN in a ceremony solemnized at Dayton, Ind. The marriage was performed by Rev. C. H. BELL, a district superintendent of the United Brethren church. Upon moving to Rochester Mrs. Green transferred her membership to the Methodist church, where she continued her fellowship. She was an active member for many years in the Sunday school and other church activities.
Mrs. Green was conference president of the Home Missionary society for two years and served as district conference president for three years, and also was secretary as well as being president of the local Methodist society. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as worthy matron for three years.
Because of the failing health of her parents she was forced to give up her active church work and devote her time to the care of her home and parents. Her entire life in laity was devoted in being of service to others.
She leaves besides her husband, a son, Dwight [GREEN] of Fort Wayne; a granddaughter, Mary Kathleen (GREEN) BUTLER, and one great-granddaughter, little Frances Kay BUTLER. There are also two brothers, Russel H. [BUTLER] and Irvin E. BUTLER, both of Baltimore, Md.
The body will lie in state at the Val Zimmerman chapel until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, where friends may call. From there the body will be removed to the church where services will be held at 2:30 o'clock.

Thursday, August 9, 1945

Eva Wines
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva WINES, 65, who passed away Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clair PONTIUS of Macy, route 1, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the Foster Funeral home in this city, with the Rev. George SURFACE officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The deceased was born June 23, 1880 near Twelve MIle, and on Nov. 23, 1899, she was united in marriage with William WINES, who preceded her in death about six years ago.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pontius, Mrs. Leslie FOOR, South Bend, and Mrs. Rex PERRY, Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Harvey KLISE of Rochester; three grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
The body will rest at the Foster home until Friday afternoon when it will be removed to the Pontius residence.

Bert Charters
James CHARTERS, route 2, this morning received word of the death of his brother, Bert [CHARTERS], which occurred at his home in Plymouth. No details of the demise are as yet available.
The deceased, who was the son of James and Sarah CHARTERS, was born near Kewanna 61 years ago. He resided in the western section of the county for a number of years, and was well known in that vicinity. A brother, Jesse [CHARTERS] of route 1, Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine ROSS of Bensonville, Mich., also survive.

Friday, August 10, 1945

Benjamin Ousley
Mrs. Robert HARTMAN on Thursday evening received word of the death in Prestonburg, Ky., of her grandfather, Benjamin OUSLEY.

Saturday, August 11, 1945

Norman Baldwin, Jr.
LT. BALDWIN LOST LIFE IN FIGHT OVER HOLLAND
Mrs. Norman BALDWIN, Jr., of near Talma has just returned from Wilbur, Wash., where she was a guest of Bert LEWELLYN, who was a member of the plane piloted by her late husband, Lieut. Norman Baldwin, Jr.
Mrs. Baldwin made the trip to obtain complete details concerning her husband's death. Mr. LEWELLYN informed her that Norman was burned to death when his plane was shot down over Holland on September 17th, 1944. He was buried overseas with full military honors.
Norman enlisted in the service of the U. S. Army seven years ago and two years later transferred to the U. S. Air corps where he later received his commission as a Lieutenant.
He graduated from the Talma H. S. with the class of '36 and was engaged in farming until he entered the service.
Survivors are his wife and son, Norman [BALDWIN]; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman [BALDWIN], of Talma and two sisters, Mrs. Louise GANSHORN, of Plymouth, Ind., and Martha [BALDWIN] at home.

Arresta L. Finney
Mrs. Arresta L. FINNEY, 87, lifelong resident of Rochester township, passed away Saturday morning at the Ewing nursing home, this city, following an illness of several months duration. Funeral services will be held at the Prairie Grove U. B. church Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. LONGENBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the services.

Monday, August 13, 1945

Peter Alden Horn
NEPHEW OF LOCAL WOMAN DIES ENROUTE TO CAMP
Peter Alden HORN, S 2/c, USN, son of Mrs. Milo HORN of the McDonald apartments, Warsaw, and a nephew of Mrs. Von KOCHENDERFER of this city, died in Hillcrest hospital, Tulsa, Okla., Friday, as the result of a motorcycle accident some time previous. Young Horn was enroute back to his base at Norman, Okla., after attending the funeral of his father, Milo HORN, in Warsaw 10 days ago.
Alden was born Feb. 13, 1927, at South Bend, the son of the late Milo and Emma (CAYWOOD) HORN. He lived three and one-half years in South Bend and in Warsaw for the past 15 years.
Details of the accident were not learned. However, it was learned that young Horn, while on emergency leave for the funeral of his father, purchased a motorcycle and was riding it back to his base at the time of the accident. The accident occurred about 125 miles from Horn's base at Norman.
Word of the accident went to his mother in a telegram from authorities at Tulsa. It stated that death came as the result of a motorcycle accident.
The young man is survived by his mother and one brother, Keith [HORN], now enroute to Warsaw after completing a relief mission to war-torn Europe. Funeral arrangements are not complete as yet, pending arrival of the body.
Alden was junior assistant scoutmaster and also an officer in civilian defense before he entered the service.
The young man's father and mother were engaged in the operation of the Sunny Mede restaurant, Warsaw, before the father expired of a heart attack two weeks ago.

B. J. Jarrette
Mr. and Mrs. Wade JARRETTE were called to Rensselaer Friday afternoon by the serious illness and death of the former's father, B. J. JARRETTE, which occurred Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held in Rensselaer Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be made in the North Webster cemetery at North Webster, Indiana, with graveside service at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
The deceased was prominent in the mercantile field as an official of various 5-10-$1 chains with which his son is now affiliated.

Arresta L. Finney
Funeral services for Mrs. Arresta L. FINNEY, 87, who passed away at the Ewing home this city, Saturday morning were held this afternoon at the Prairie Grove United Brethren church. Rev. LONGENBAUGH was in charge of the services and interment was made in the IOOF cemetery at Kewanna.
Arresta L., daughter of Christopher and Lucinda BOYER was born December 2nd, 1857; she was united in marriage with George E. FINNEY in a ceremony pronounced at Rochester. Mrs. Finney was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren church, and had many friends throughout the western section of the county.
Surviving are a son, Charles [FINNEY], at home, eight miles west of Rochester; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Euseda MONTGOMERY, of Mansfield, Ohio; a brother John BOYER, of Marion, Ohio.

Tuesday, August 14, 1945

Mainam Deamer
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mainam DEAMER, 75, who passed away early this morning at Woodlawn hospital in this city. He had been ill for some time, seriously for about 10 days.
The deceased was born near Leiters Ford July 28, 1870, the son of Aaron and Margaret DEAMER. He has been a resident of route 5, in the Talma community nearly all of his entire life. He was united in marriage Dec. 28, 1904, with Cynthia CRAMER, who, with a son, David [DEAMER] of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Homer PAGE of New Albany, Indiana; three grandsons and two granddaughters; two brothers, William [DEAMER] of Talma and Arthur [DEAMER] of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, survive.
Mr. Deamer was one of Newcastle township's well known and successful farmers, a good neighbor and an excellent citizen. He was a charter member of the Talma Methodist church.

Wednesday, August 15, 1945

George T. Blackburn
A heart attack which he suffered while mowing his yard at 220 West Third street about 7 o'clock this morning proved fatal to George T. BLACKBURN, 76. He passed away a few moments after the seizure.
Funeral rites will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the United Brethren church, with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD in charge. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The body will lie at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until the hour of the service. A full obituary will appear in tomorrow's News-Sentinel.

Peter A. Horn
Funeral services for Peter A. HORN, S 2/c who was killed in a motorcycle accident near Norman, Okla., last Friday, will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Methodist church in Warsaw with the Rev. PLANK officiating. The body will rest at the Bibler funeral home, Warsaw, until the funeral hour.

Mainan Deamer
Final rites for Mainam DEAMER, who passed away early Tuesday morning, following a brief illness, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, near Talma, with the Rev. Donald KOONTZ in charge. Interment will be made in Reichter cemetery.

Thursday, August 16, 1945

George T. Blackburn
George T. BLACKBURN, 76, who succumbed Wednesday morning to a heart attack at his home 220 West Third street, was born Aril 29, 1869 at Macy, the son of Thomas and Martha (PALMER) BLACKBURN. He came from Mexico to this city while a young man, and has resided most of his life in Fulton county where he was well known and respected. By occupation he was a carpenter and shoe repair man. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
At Denver, Indiana on Oct. 12, 1895, he was united in marriage to Almeda Pearl MURDEN, and to this union were born three sons, all of whom are active in the ministry of the United Brethren church. They are Rev. Imri BLACKBURN of Evansville, Revs. Glen [BLACKBURN] and Russell [BLACKBURN], now serving as chaplains in the armed forces. Two daughters died in infancy. The widow, at home, and six grandchildren also survive.
As previously announced, the final rites will be held from the United Brethren church at 10:30 Saturday morning, with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD in charge. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.

Royal Gregory Tansey
Funeral rites for Royal Gregory TANSEY, 69, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, with the Rev. Benj. G. THOMAS, officiating. The body will be cremated and interred at Indianapolis.
The deceased was born in Union City, Indiana June 30, 1876, the son of Edwin and Mary (GREGORY) TANSEY, and in a ceremony performed at Marion, Indiana on Dec. 1, 1901, was united in marriage with Ethel Mae SHERRICK. He came to this city several years ago and has since resided at Lake Manitou. He was a member of the Union City Methodist church.
Mr. Tansey has been in ill health for the past two years. Death, which was due to complications, came at nine o'clock Wednesday evening at his home.
Surviving are the widow; one sister, Mrs. Mayme SWEETSER of Marion; and two nieces.

Friday, August 17, 1945 to Saturday, August 18, 1945

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Monday, August 20, 1945

Wesley Taylor
Final rites were held this afternoon at Bourbon for Wesley TAYLOR, 77, lifelong resident of Bourbon, who was instantly killed about 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning when his car was struck by an east-bound Pennsylvania freight train at the Parks crossing, a mile west of Etna Green.
According to trainmen aboard the engine, Taylor is said to have driven up to the north track, stopped, and then drove directly in the path of the speeding east-bound freight. Taylor is said to have been enroute to his farm, just one-quarter-mile south of the scene of the accident and he is believed to have been engrossed in farm thoughts and failed to see the train bearing down on him.
His car was badly wrecked and his body horribly mangled, was carried 150 feet down the tracks before being thrown clear of the roadbed.
The victim is suvived by his second wife, the former Mrs. George VANNER, of Bourbon, one son, Ned [TAYLOR], of Pomona, Cal., and one daughter, Mrs. Ernest DEIHL, of Topeka, Ind.
The deceased was an uncle of Boyd PETERSON of this city, who attended the funeral.

J. H. Frushour
Mr. and Mrs. George TIGLER of the Lake Sixteen neighborhood, east of Athens, have been notified of the death in Ohio of J. H. FRUSHOUR, 93, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. BLOOMER, Friday evening of last week.
The aged man, who for many years worked in this community as a meat cutter, had been accustomed to making his home with the Tiglers during the summer months, and going to his daughter's home during the winter. This year, however, because of ill health and infirmities, he was unable to make his annual visit to Indiana.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday evening at Saint's church, Urbana, Ind., where interment will be made.

Martha Rose Zimmerman
Miss Martha Rose ZIMMERMAN, 36, passed away early this morning in Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, following an operation performed last Thursday. Death was due to complications.
Martha Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William ZIMMERMAN, 417 East 13th street, was born Sept. 8, 1918, in this city. She attended local schools, and with the exception of various short periods when she was employed out of the city, she had resided in Rochester all of her life. She was a member of the Rochester Baptist church. For some time past she had been employed at the Coplen & Erdmann drug store, and went to Indianapolis a short time ago for what was thought to be a minor operation.
Besides the parents, survivors include three brothers, Dale [ZIMMERMAN] and Byron [ZIMMERMAN] of this city, and Ralph [ZIMMERMAN], S 1/c, U. S. Navy; four sisters, Mrs. Nina WAECHTER, Akron, Mrs. Wilma McKINNEY, Mrs. Anita SAMUELSON and Mrs. Hugh KIRKENDALL, all of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are not as yet complete.

Tuesday, August 21, 1945

Mary Overmyer
Mrs. Mary OVERMYER, lifelong resident of this community, passed away early today in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been taken for treatment several days ago.
The Foster ambulance will return with the body late this afternoon and a complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Susan Ellen Bickover
Susan Ellen BICKOVER, daughter of John and Pheleta BICKOVER, East Ninth street this city, passed away Monday evening 11 o'clock at the Cass county hospital, Logansport. The child was born at Woodlawn hospital six days prviously.
Surviving are her parents, a brother and a sister.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Almeda May Smith
Mrs. Almeda May SMITH, 62, passed away early Monday morning at Memorial hospital, South Bend, from injuries sustained when struck by a bus about 4:30 o'clock last Friday afternoon at Michigan street and Angola boulevard, South Bend. She was a resident of 1416 East Sixth street, Mishawaka, where she had lived for the past 28 years.
Born in Fulton county Feb. 19, 1883, Almeda May RHODES, she was united in marriage with John R. SMITH, on Sept. 13, 1903. She was a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, Orville [SMITH] of Roseland, Deverle [SMITH] of Mishawaka and MM 2/c Deloise [SMITH], at Pearl Harbor; two daughters, Mrs. Harold HOUGH and Mrs. Herman FEATHER of South Bend; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Porter RHODES of Rochester and Dewey ZOLMAN of Athens, and three sisters, Mrs. Clarence McINTIRE of Rochestrer, Mrs. Amos WAGONER of Culver and Mrs. Gertrude NELSON of Mishawaka.
Final rites will be held in the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church, Mishawaka, at 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Simon MOORE officiating. Graveside services will be held at Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens, where interment will be made at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The body will rest at the Bubb funeral chapel, 202 Noth Main strreet, Mishawaka, ntil 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning, where friends may call.

Martha Rose Zimmerman
Funeral rites for Martha Rose ZIMMERMAN will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Zimmerman Bros. chapel, with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Interment will be in IOOF cemetery. The body will rest at the funeral parlor until the hour of the funeral. A brother, Ralph ZIMMERMAN, S 2/c, is expected to arrive from Shell Beach, La., in time for the service.

F. G. Tranbarger
D. W. TRANBARGER has received word of the death of his brother, F. G. TRANBARGER, which occurred Sunday night at his home in Arlington, Va. Funeral services were held in that city today. Mr. Tranbarger resided in Rochester for a short time several years ago and has many friends throughout this community.

Wednesday, August 22, 1945

Mary Overmyer
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary OVERMYER who passed away Tuesday morning at 5:15 at the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Benjamin G. THOMAS will officiate and interment will be in cemetery at Richland Center.
Mrs. Overmyer was born [Mary BRINEY] in the Whippoorwill neighborhood and came from there to Rocheter about 27 years ago where she has since made her home. For the past several years she has resided at 1208 Elm street this city. Her parents were Jacob and Angeline BRINEY. On March 6th, 1896 she was united in marriage with Andrew BABCOCK who preceded her in death some years later. In more recent years she was married to Bert OVERMYER, who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Overmyer was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church and was active in the work of that religious organization up until the time of her last illness.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Grace ABBOTT, Mrs. Bernice ABBOTT and Mrs. Dorothy MUSICK, all of Rochester; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. An infant son, and a sister, Mrs. Belle O'BLENIS, preceded her in death.

Mark M. Bitters
Mark M. BITTERS, 84, succumbed this morning to a heart attack at the home of his niece, Miss Bertha MUSSER, 1131 Madison street.
Mr. Bitters, a lifelong resident of this community, responded when asked by Miss Musser if he wished to arise for breakfast. Later, when she went to investigate the cause for the delay, she found the aged man slumped on the floor of his room. Death had occurred.
A full obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in Thursday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Noah Tracy
Noah TRACY, 86, a pioneer resident of th Macy community, died Tuesday evening at the Ewing nursing home in this city following a long illness. Death was due to complications.
Born in Perry township, Miami county, on May 8, 1859, he was the son of James and Catherine (CAMPBELL) TRACY, and was the last survivor in a family of six children. He was united in marriage in 1884 with Rozella SAMPSELL who prececed him in death in March of 1944. He was a member of the Macy Christian church. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held from the Macy Christian church at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. William SHUMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.
The body now rests at the Kline funeral home, Denver, where it will remain until 1:00 o'clock Friday afternoon. It will then lie in state at the church until the funeral hour.

George Pfeiffer
Word has been received here of the death in Tacoma, Wash., on July 10 of George PFEIFFER, 70. Pfeiffer, a resident here some 40 years ago, will be remembered by older citizens.

Thursday, August 23, 1945

Martin M. Bitters
Funeral services for Martin M. "Mark" BITTERS, 85, who passed away Wednesday morning following a heart attack at the home of his niece, Miss Bertha MUSSER, 1131 Madison street, will be held from the Val Zimmerman MemorialChapel at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
The deceased was born in Akron on Aug. 6, 1869, the son of William and Catherine BITTERS. His entire life has been spent in Fulton county, where he was engaged as a salesman. He was a charter member of Fredonia lodge, K. of P., and of the Rochester Townsend club. He attended Grace Methodist curch. His wife, the former Clara BIBLER, preceded him in death several years ago.
Surviving are his niece, Miss Musser; a grandson, Lt. Donald YOUNG, U. S. Airforce; two brothers, Dr. Frank P. BITTERS, Warsaw, and Chester T. BITTERS, Alcoa, Tenn.; and three sisters Mrs. Sadie READ, Fort Wayne, Mrs. A. A. GAST, and Mrs. Jessie DAY, both of Akron.

Friday, August 24, 1945

Judith N. Grubbs
An Argos child, little Judith N. GRUBBS, nine months old, succumbed to an attack of whooping cough at Kelley hospital at three o'clock Thursday afternoon. She had been afflicted with the malady for several weeks.
Born Nov. 21, 1944, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon GRUBBS of Argos, who with the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy PEABODY, also of Argos, survive.
Services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the Umbaugh funeral home. Burial will be made in Maple Grove. The Rev. Frank WAGONER of the Argos Church of God will officiate.

Saturday, August 25, 1945

Mary R. McConn
Mrs. Mary R. McCONN, of 338 Hill street, Wabash, Ind., passed away Saturday morning at the Ewing nursing home, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several months' duration. She had been a patient of the nursing home here for the past six months. Mrs. McConn, who was a sister of Arthur Metzler, had many friends throughout Rochester where she visited on many occasions.
Mary R. [METZLER], daughter of Dr. John B. and Mary (GARBER) METZLER was born Octoer 29th, 1863 at Urbana, Ind. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with Charles P. McCONN. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Survivors are two sisters, Miss Ella METZLER, of this city, Mrs. Isabelle GRAHAM, of Lincoln, Neb. and two brothers, Arthur E. METZLER of this city and Frank METZLER, of Crown Point, Ind.
The body was removed to Wabash Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be held in that city Monday 2 p.m. and interment will be made in the Wabash cemetery.

Monday, August 27, 1945

Burles L. Cowan
Burles L. COWAN, 40, South Bend, formerly of Fulton county, died Saturday night of a heart attack in an ambulance enroute to the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport.
Born in Leiters Ford, Oct. 16, 1904, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. COWAN. He lived in South Bend for the last 28 years and was employed by the Colpaert Realty Corp., there.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Robert [COWAN] and William [COWAN], both at home; the parents, who reside at Tippecanoe; four brothers, and seven sisters. The body was taken to the Hickey funeral home in South Bend. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Frederick Bidwell
Mrs. Margaret FOSTER has received word of the death of her brother, Frederick BIDWELL, which occurred Sunday afternoon at his home in River Side Park, South Bend as the result of a heart attack.
Surviving are the wife and step-daughter. Funeral rites will take place Tuesday in South Bend with burial in the Albion, Ind. cemetery.

Nita Bell Barnett
Final rites for Mrs. Nita Bell BARNETT, 67, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the residence, Kewanna, with the Rev. Douglas B. STARKE officiating. Interment will be made in the Barnett cemetery near Kewanna.
Nita Bell [GILLESPIE], daughter of J. C. and Anna (EPLER) GILLESPIE, was born on July 9, 1878, in Kosciusko county, where she resided until about six years of age, when she removed with her parents to Fulton county. In October, 1897, she became the bride of John BARNETT and with him established a home in Kewanna, where she has since resided. For the past 20 years she has been employed as a librarian in the Kewanna public library. Her death occurred at the Ewing nursing home in Rochester at 3:40 o'clock Sunday after an illness of several months.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Miss Edna [BARNETT], and Mrs. Edith COSTELLO of Kewanna; one son, Alex [BARNETT] of Evansville; two sisters, Mrs. Una WILSON, Kewanna, and Miss Barbara GILLESPIE of Roann; three brothers, Freemont [GILLESPIE] of Fort Wayne, Jack [GILLESPIE] of Roann and Ted GILLESPIE of Winslow, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Helen Louise [COSTELLO] and Anna Marie COSTELLO of Kewanna.

Mary Knight
Miss Mary KNIGHT, 70, retired school teacher, was found dead on her kitchen floor Sunday evening at 6 o'clock by Jimmy [MOORE] and Joe MOORE, small sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lee MOORE, of Loyal, 7 1/2 miles west of Rochester, next door neighbors of Miss Knight.
The boys, taking milk to the aged lady as was their custom, were frightened when they saw Miss Knight and ran back to tell their mother. Mrs. Moore then called authorities and acting coroner A. E. STINSON pronounced death the result of a heart attack.
Born in Huntington, Miss Knight had lived in Loyal for 20 years. Surviving are three brothers and one sister. The body was taken to the Foster funeral home.
Funeral services will be held from the Foster funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Huntington. The body will rest at the Foster chapel until the funeral hour.

Burton H. Corbett
Rochester friends received word today of the passing of Burton H. CORBETT, 71, former Rochester resident which occurred August 21st at the St. Luke's hospital.
Mr. Corbett resided in this city about 45 years ago; while here he was united in marriage with May DOWNEY, daughter of William S. DOWNEY who operted a bakery in this city for a number of years. Mrs.Corbett preceded her husband in death several years ago.
Following is a report of Mr. Corbett's death which appeared in a recent issue of the Chicago Tribune:
"Burton H. Corbett, 71, of 1525 Logan street died of pneumonia Tuesday night at St. Luke's hospital following a short illness. He had been a resident of Denver, Colo., for many years and was founder of the Corbett Ice Cream company. He was born in Rochester, Ind., in 1874 and was manager of the Robert John Wholesale house in Chicago before coming to Denver.
"Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Helen CORBETT PLUMMER and Mrs. Jane CORBETT GOOD, both of Denver. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made."

Tuesday, August 28, 1945 to Thursday, August 30, 1945

[no obits]

Friday, August 31, 1945

[paper not available]

Saturday, September 1, 1945

Edwin F. Smith
Funeral services for Edwin F. SMITH, 62, who passed away at a Maywood, Illinois hospital early Friday morning, will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. chapel at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon and burial will be made in Odd Fellows cemetery. The Rev. F. R. BRIGGS will officiate.
Born in Bunker Hill, Ind., in March of 1883, he came to Rochester while yet a young man and resided here until a year to so ago when he moved to Maywood, Ill., where he has since resided.
Many years ago, with his father-in-law, the late J. T. LISTON, he entered the grocery business at 628 Main street, where he was employed until the business was sold to the present owner, Claude STUDEBAKER. For a short time following the sale, he was employed by the Calvin & Myers hardware.
The deceased was a member of Grace Methodist church and of the K. of P. lodge of this city.
Surviving are the wife, the former May LISTON, a daughter, Mrs. John FRASER, Bellwood, Ill., and a son, Liston SMITH of Oakland, Ill.
The body will rest at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until the funeral hour.

Monday, September 3, 1945

[no paper - holiday]


Tuesday, September 4, 1945

Elmer F. Keller
Funeral rites for Elmer F. KELLER, 43, will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. chapel at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in IOOF cemetery.
Keller succumbed Sunday morning following an operation in Cass county hospital for the amputation of his right limb, injured in an accident when he fell into a marl loading machine at Lake Sixteen east of this city on Aug. 23. At the time of the accident he was trying to retrieve a shovel which had fallen into the loader, when he lost his balance. Keller, who resided on Road 31, south of this city, was employed by Clarence Sampsel.
Born in Fountain county, Sept. 1, 1902, he was the son of Joseph and Joan KELLER. He moved to this community three and a half years ago from Logansport. On Jan. 1, 1930, in North Judson, he was married to Bertha BAKER.
A member of the United Brethren church at Cates, Ind., he is survived by his wife; six step-children, Mrs. Edna GRAY of Anderson, Mrs. Ethel KLINGAMAN of Peru, Henry UTTER of Wabash, Alfred [UTTER] of the Marines at Le Jeune, N.C., Robert [UTTER] of the Navy at Norfolk, Va., and Norman [UTTER]; seven brothers, Clyde [KELLER] of Attica, Dave [KELLER] and Herbert [KELLER] of Covington, Clarence [KELLER] of Crawfordsville, Clinton [KELLER] of Kingman, John [KELLER] of Three Rivers, Mich., and Victor [KELLER] of Freemont, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Florence ABERNICK of Covington.

Clarence Calvin Fisher
Death came to Clarence Calvin FISHER, 76, well-known retired farmer of the Leiters Ford community, who succumbed to complictions at 11:20 o'clock this morning at his home in Aubbeenaubbee township. He had been ill for the past two years and in serious condition for the past three months.
Born near Chili, Ind., on April 2, 1869, the deceased was the son of Moses and Magdalena FISHER. His early life was spent in and around Chili, but in 1911 he removed to a farm a mile southwest of Leiters Ford, where he has since resided. He was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
On March 22, 1891, at Peru, he was united in marriage with Jessie Virginia McCALLEY, who, with four daughters, Mrs. Margaret LOW and Mrs. Dora JENKINS of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Omer REICHARD of Kewanna and Mrs. Lorraine SPEYER of Culver; three sons, Orville [FISHER] and Virgil [FISHER] of South Bend and Alva [FISHER] of Overland, Mo.; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, survive, as do two brothers, Elmer [FISHER] of Kokomo and Earl [FISHER] of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy BUNNELL of Chili and Mrs. Myrtle SHIVELY of Peru. Two children preceded their father in death.
Final rites will be held from the Leiters Ford Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. George DAVIS officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Foster funeral home to the residence sometime Wednesday.

Anna Bell Sanders
Mrs. Anna Bell SANDERS, 75, died suddenly late Monday aftrnoon at her home just north of the city on road 31 of a heart attack. She had been in poor health for the past two years, but death was not expected.
Born [Anna Bell GARNER] Dec. 19, 1869, near Athens, she was the daughter of Henry and Aurilla (FOWLER) GARNER. She had been a resident of this county practically all her life.
In a ceremony performed here in 1895 she became the bride of John Minard SANDERS who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Athens United Brethren church.
Surviving are a step-son, Elza SANDERS, Anderson, Ind., and two children whom she reared, John SANDERS of Anderson and Mrs. Marie MILLER of South Bend.
Services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Rochester U. B. church, with the Rev. LeRoy GARNER of the Burr Oak U. B. church officiating. Burial will be made in Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence at 5 o'clock this evening.

Ella Harper
Services were held at the Argos Methodist church this afternoon for Mrs. Ella HARPER who passed away Sunday morning at her residence one and a half miles southeast of Argos. Services were in charge of the Rev. Roy KNIGHT, assisted by the Rev. James NEILL. Burial was made in Maple Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Harper was stricken by a heat seizure while attending church Sunday morning. Death followed soon after her removel home.
Born [Ella DABALL] in Lebanon, Conn., March 12, 1871, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DABALL. On Feb. 6, 1897, she was united in marriage with William H. HARPER who preceded her in death in 1934. About 11 years ago she moved from Chicago to Argos, where she has since resided.
Survivors include two sons, Hugh [HARPER] of Chicago and Virgil [HARPER] of Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Julius FRISIBLE, Chicago, and Mrs. Esther JONES, Elmhurst, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

Elizabeth Sparks
Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth SPARKS, 77, were held this afternoon from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton, with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Interment was made in Fulton cemetery.
The deceased passed away Saturday night in the Cass County hospital at Logansport following a two-week's illness. She was a resident of Fulton for several years, but more recently has resided in Logansport and Peru where she made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Marie Denton.
Mrs. Sparks [Elizabeth POWNALL] was born in Cass county Oct. 11, 1867, the daughter of John and Nancy POWNALL. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Survivors are two sons, Elzie [SPARKS], Peru; Lester [SPARKS], Camden, N.J.; three daughters, Mrs. Faye CALLOWAY, Mrs Fern ZEIDER, Logansport; Mrs. Marie DENTON, Peru; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mae JOHNSON, Walton. Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lucille Mercer Vandenboom
Joseph Vandenboom
Mrs. Mildred CLAYBURN and Miss Edith BITTERS left early this morning for South Bend, called there by the death of their cousin, Mrs. Lucille MERCER VANDENBOOM, and her husband, Joseph VANDENBOOM, who met death in an auto accident near Traverse City, Mich., late Saturday afternoon.
The unfortunate couple who reside at 629 South Carroll street in South Bend, left there on Saturday morning for a Labor Day vacation in northern Michigan. Near Traverse City a tire blew out and their car crashed into a tree. Both were dead when found a few minutes after the accident.
Mrs. Vandenboom was born in the city about 55 years ago, the daughter of the late Charles and Nora MERCER. After completing school here she moved to South Bend where she had since resided. A brother, Hubert MERCER, died in Canada about a year ago. Mrs. Vandenboom is a niece of Mrs. Mary BITTERS and Mrs. Grace THOMPSON, both of this city.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Wednesday, September 5, 1945

William Frank Wagner
William Frank WAGNER, 48, a native of the Leiters Ford community, died early Tuesday morning at Fairview hospital, LaPorte, following an illness of about four months.
The deceased was born in Leiters Ford on June 2, 1897. When still a young man he went to South Bend to reside. About 13 years ago he established residence in LaPorte, where he has since lived at 202 1/2 Jefferson street. He was a member of the Masonic orders: York Rite, LaPorte; Scottish Rite, South Bend; Shrine, Hammond; O. E. S., LaPorte. He was also an active Rotarian.
Survivors include the widow, the former Leta HILGLI; the mother, Mrs. Lulu B WAGNER, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. June KNAPP, Chicago, and a brother, James P. WAGNER, Rockford, Ill.
Funeral rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Haverstock funeral home, LaPorte, with the Rev. H. L. CONLEY officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford cemetery. The body will rest at the fneral home until the funeral hour.

Lucille Mercer Vandenboom
Joseph Vandenboom
Final rites for Joseph and Lucille VANDENBOOM, killed Saturday evening near Traverse City, Mich., in an automobile accident, were held early this afternoon from the Orvis funeral home in South Bend. A committal service was held here later today as interment was made in Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Kelsey E. Baney
Funeral services for Mrs. Kelsey E. [Tressie] BANEY, 78, were held Monday afternoon at the Akron Church of God with Rev. Alvin ESHELMAN officiating. Burial was made in the Mentone cemetery.
Mrs. Baney was born October 5th., 1866 and passed away Saturday Sept. 1st at her home in Akron. Death resulted from complications.
Survivors include five sons, Ross BANEY of Atwood, Ind.; Verl BANEY, of Ft. Wayne, Walter BANEY of Hudson, Ind.; Donald BANEY, of Ft. Wayne; Howard BANEY of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Lavina MURPHY of Chili, Ind.; Mrs. Jennie SAYGER, of Logansport; a brother, Marion BANEY, of Ft. Wayne and a daughter Mrs. Annabelle ELY, of New Haven, Ind.

Thursday, September 6, 1945

Susan Ruth Young
Susan Ruth [YOUNG], infant daughter of Don M. and Natalie Sue (BURGETT) YOUNG, passed away at 4:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. The infant was born but 45 minutes earlier. Private funeral services will be held Friday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

William J. Hanna
William J. HANNA, 71, former resident of Rochester, passed away 11 o'clock Wednesday night at the Memorial hospital in South Bend. Death resulted from complications. Mr. Hanna became seriously ill last Friday at his home 210 W. South street, Argos and was taken to the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, later he was removed to the South Bend hospital.
Mr. Hanna for a number of years resided on farms south of Rochester and west of Richland Center. Several yeas ago he moved to a farm northeast of Argos and later resided in Argos. "Bill" as he was later known had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
William J. Hanna was born at Weston, Ill. on Nov. 24th, 1873 and moved with his family to Rochesrter in 1921. His parents were William and Anna HANNA. His wife's maiden name was Mary E. BROWN. Mr. Hanna followed the occupation of farming and livestock breeding until his retirement a few years ago.
Survivors include his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Violet SCHWAGER of Chenoa, Ill., Mrs. Lewis JERRALD, and Blanche HANNA both of Agos; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie FIKE and Mrs. Belle McCARLIE, both of Pontiac, Ill.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. James NEALL will be held Friday 1:30 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Interment will be made in the Chenoa, Ill. cemetery, two p.m.Saturday. The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Friday, September 7, 1945

George W. Walters
Funeral rites for George W. WALTERS, 71, well known Wayne township farmer, will be held from Prairie Grove U. B. church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial will be made in Fulton cemetery.
Death occurred at Woodlawn hospital in this city Thursday afternoon following an illness of about three weeks.
Mr. Walters was born near Star City on Jan. 25, 1874, the son of James and Elizabeth WALTERS. On December 8, 1897 he was united in marriage with Iva BAILEY, who, with a son Vachael [WALTERS], Kewanna; four daughters, Mrs. Alta DIMMITT, Plymouth; Mrs. Aletha HAIMBAUGH and Mrs. Millie PICKENS of Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Opal RANDOLPH of Wabash, survive.
Othere survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Julius BECKER, Mrs. Angie GILBERT and Mrs. Edith DAVIS, all of Plymouth; one brother, Vachael WALTERS, Oakland, Calif.; thirty grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body will be returned from the Ditmire fneral home in Fulton to the residence on Saturday morning where friends may call until the hour of the service.

Anna Bell Sanders
Out-of-town persons who attended the funeral of Mrs. Minard [Anna Bell] SANDERS were:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred TUTOROW, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ALLEN, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. LAMB, Mrs. Harvey LEWIS and Miss Elladene YOUNG, all of South Bend; Mrs Ethel FIELDS of Mishawaka; Mr and Mrs. Carl PARSON of Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. B. H. SERVASS of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Effie SCHOFFNER of Huntington.

Saturday, September 8, 1945

Sarah Jane Kopp
Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete for Mrs. Sarah Jane KOPP, 71, who passed away at her home in Kewanna late Friday evening, following an illness of three days. Death was due to complications.
Born [Sarah Jane DONALDSON] in Cass county on Feb. 25, 1875, she was the daughter of Henry and Margaret DONALDSON. Her husband, Daniel KOPP, passed away in 1941. Mrs. Kopp had resided in Kewanna about 47 years. She was a member of St. Anne's church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Helena SHINE, Kewanna, Mrs. Catherine ORR and Mrs. Alice MYERS, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Marie LONG, Toledo, Ohio; two sons, Daniel [KOPP] of Washington, N.C., and Ernest [KOPP] of South Bend; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body will rest at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, until arrangements are completed.

Monday, September 10, 1945

Sarah Jane Kopp
Final rites for Sarah Jane KOPP were held this morning from St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna, with the Rev. Fr. WALSKI officiating. Burial was made in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Timmy Jay Dillman
Private funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros. chapel for Timmy Jay DILLMAN, eight and one-half months old son of Jesse and Anna (RAPP) DILLMAN, who died Sunday morning at the home of his parents, 130 West Third street. Death was due to complications from which the child suffered since birth.
The baby was born Dec. 23, 1944, at Woodlawn hospital. He is survived by the parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe DILLMAN, of the Tiosa community, and maternal grandfather. W. E. RAPP of Fort Wayne.
The body will be taken from the funeral home to the parents' residence at 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, September 11, 1945

Thomas Benton Hathaway
Thomas Benton HATHAWAY, 88, a pioneer resident of the Akron community, passed away at the Stansbury nursing home in this city at 9 o'clock Monday evening following a long illness. Death was due to complications. He was moved about a week ago from his home in Akron to the nursing home here.
Born in Indiana on Sept. 14, 1856, he would have been 89 years of age next Friday. He was the son of Thomas and Malinda HATHAWAY. In 1883 he was united in marriage with Mary S. HELMUTH, who died in 1933. Sometime later he married Anna RODEBAUGH, who also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Paul [HATHAWAY] and Eldon [HATHAWAY], of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Jessie MILLER of Norwalk, Ohio; two stepchildren, Mrs. Clarence STAUFFER of Akron and Chester JONES of Cleveland, Ohio, and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be held from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made at South Whitley. The body will rest at the Moyer chapel until the funeral hour.

Wednesday, September 12, 1945

Leroy "Budd" Powell
The sudden death on Sunday evening of Leroy "Budd" POWELL, 70, of Indianapolis, was received by Macy relatives.
Powell, who for many years resided in the Macy community, was born in Fulton county in 1875. When a small boy, he removed with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas POWELL, to the Macy vicinity, where he lived until about 40 years ago when he entered the service of the B. & O. R.R., and later became the superintendent of car service for that company at Indianapolis.
A veteran of the Spanish-American war, he was united in marriage with Miss Josephine WHITLOCK, who with two sisters, Mrs. Inez RICHARDS of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Ella BACON, of California, and a half-brother, Reed POWELL of Peru, survive.
Final rites were held this afternoon in Indianapolis and burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery.

infant Dixon
Prayer service was held Tuesday afternoon for infant DIXON, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William DIXON of this city, born dead early Tuesday morning. Rev. W. J. SCHROER conducted the service. Burial was made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Dora I. Bair
Funeral services will be held 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at Enterprise church for Mrs. Dora I. BAIR, 65, who passed away at the family residence, four miles southwest of Akron Tuesday afternoon. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Joseph McCOLLEY and interment will be made in Enterprise [Tombaugh] cemetery. Death was due to complications following an illness of three and one-half years.
She was born [Dora Idella HARMON] near Gilead, Augst 12, 1880, a daughter of Alvin and Mary (SAUSAMAN) HARMON, and was united in marriage with [Marion J.] BAIR, February 21, 1928.
Surviving besides the husband are the following half-brothers and sisters:
Ray HARMON of Twelve Mile, Mrs. Cora FUNK of Logansport, Mrs Sarah FISHBURN of Peru, Earl HARMON of Logansport, and William HARMON of Twelve Mile.
The body will be removed from the Grandstaff funeral home to the home of Charles GROGG, east of Gilead, Thursday aftrnoon, where friends may call.

Thursday, September 13, 1945 to Saturday, September 15, 1945

[no obits]

Monday, September 17, 1945

Loretta Jane Lowe
Death early this morning claimed Mrs. Loretta Jane LOWE, 85, at her home in Fulton following a heart seizure which she suffered a week ago.
The deceased [Loretta Jane PENCE] was born in Fulton county January 25, 1860, the daughter of John and Mary PENCE. On Feb. 16, 1882, she was united in marriage with Cornelius LOWE who preceded her in death several years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Order of Eastrn Star in Fulton, where she has resided for the past 30 years.
Survivors include a son, Charles [LOWE] of Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel L. WILSON, Denver, Colo..; Mrs. Grace SANDERS, Rochester, Ind., and Mrs. Amy BLACKBURN, Golden, Colo.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ella KOFFEL, Fulton and Mrs. Della OLIVER, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Fulton U. B. church, with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will be returned from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence in Fulton on Tuesday morning. Friends may pay respects until the funeral hour.

Charles Frederick Delehanty
Charles Frederick DELEHANTY of Huntington, Ind., passed away at 6:00 a.m. Sunday while visiting at the Shafer residence in Akron. Mr. Delehanty suffered an embolism and died a few moments later. He had been visiting at the home of his cousins, Misses Ida and Josephine Shafer, for the past week.
He was born in Huntington on April 27, 1884, and for the past 30 years had followed the occupation of barbering. Mr. Delehanty had never married.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Shafer residence with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Intrment will be in the IOOF cemetery at Akron. The body will be removed from the Moyer funeral home to the Shafer residence this evening.

Hazel Ulerick
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bethlehem Methodist church for Mrs. Hazel ULERICK, 54, who passed away late Saturday night at her home two miles north of Twelve Mile. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Keith WITTERNS and burial will be made in Bethlehem cemetery.
The deceased [Hazel BLACKETER], daughter of Spencer S. and Martha Ann BLACKETER, was born in Bartholomew county, January 19, 1891 and on March 1911, she became the bride of Cecil ULERICK. She was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church. Death followed an illness of about three weeks.
Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Zella MOSS, Macy; two sons, Estil [ULERICK] of Logansport and Onis [ULERICK], now in service; four brothers, William A. [BLACKETER], Logansport, John [BLACKETER], Ray [BLACKETER] and Fred [BLACKETER], Detroit; and three grandchildren.
The body was removed this morning from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence wher friends may call.

Tuesday, September 18, 1945

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 19, 1945

William Seater
Final rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock for William SEATER, 78, who passed away at his home in Argos Tuesday morning following a stroke of paralysis. He had been ill about four years.
Born in Canada March 20, 1867, he migrated to North Dakota and removed about 35 years ago to Argos, where he has since resided. He served as a custodian of the Argos school for 30 years, but retired several years ago. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, the former Ida BIVINS; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lois DUNLAP, Argos; two daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs. Helen MINO and Mrs. Elsie WATSON, Toronto, Canada; one brother, Jack SEATER; one foster sister, Mrs. Mary SNELL, Stratford, Ontario, Canada; and six grandchildren.
Services will be in charge of Rev. James NEILL of the Argos Methodist church, with burial in Maple Grove.

Thursday, September 20, 1945

G. B. Harris
Plymouth, Ind., Sept. 20 - G. B. HARRIS, 71 year old, well known for his unique writing in the Bourbon News Mirror which he owned and edited for the last 44 years, died in his home Wednesday following a heart attack.
Mr. Harris, a native of Elletsville, was a member of the Masons, the local Lions Club, the Republican Editorial Association and the Methodist church. He is survived by the widow and one son. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday in the Bourbon Methodist church.

Friday, September 21, 1945 to Saturday, September 22, 1945

[no obits]

Monday, September 24, 1945

Margaret Jane Davis
Mrs. Margaret Jane DAVIS, 82, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grace Hospital, Ft. Wayne. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness. For the past six years Mrs. Davis had made her home with her son, John Davis, of Akron.
Margaret Jane [PUTMAN], daughter of Jacob and Suzanna PUTMAN, was born in Fulton county on October 26th, 1862. On January 1st, 1882 she was united in marriage with Charles M. DAVIS, who preceded her in death on May 3rd, 1924. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are two sons, John DAVIS, of Akron; Walter C. DAVIS, Silver Lake, Ind., and a brother David PUTMAN, of Athens; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. A son, Harry [DAVIS], died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at the Moyer funeral home in Akron on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. R. FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery, Akron.

Phyllis Crockett Robinson
Mrs. Phyllis CROCKETT ROBINSON, wife of S 2/c Virgil Robinson, Wabash, Ind., passed away 1:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complications following childbirth which occurred 3:17 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. Since July 3rd, Mrs. Robinson had made her home with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crockett, of Akron.
Phyllis Lorene [CROCKETT], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl CROCKETT, was born at Walton, Ind., on August 25th, 1918. She was married to Virgil L. ROBINSON of Wabash, Ind., April 3rd, 1943 in a ceremony performed at Akron. Mrs. Robinson was a graduate nurse of the Home of Nursing, Indianapolis and was secretary of the Nursing Alumni Association.
Survivors include her husband, infant daughter Linda Lou [ROBINSON], a step-son Ralph ROBINSON; her parents; a sister, Frieda [CROCKETT], at home, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward MINNICK, of Walton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from her husband who is now stationed at Newport, R.I.

Ella G. McCoy
Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Pleasant Hill community church for Mrs. Ella G. McCOY, 57, who passed away late Friday night at her home southwest of Akron following a heart attack.
Born Nov. 12, 1887, she [Ella G. HAN] was the daughter of John and Martha HAN. Her entire life had been spent in the Macy and Akron communities. She had spent the afternoon preceding her death with a cousin, Mrs. George BLACKBURN, of 220 West Third street, this city. Although suffering from a heart ailment for some time, her condition was not considered serious, and her demise was entirely unexpected. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill church.
In 1912 she was united in marriage with Elmer McCOY, who with two sisters, Mrs. Earl HAMILTON and Mrs. Louis WILSON of Peru, survive.
Final rites were in charge of the Rev. David LIVENGOOD of this city, and burial was made in Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, September 25, 1945

Ida Estella Johnson
Mrs. Ida Estella JOHNSON passed away Monday 4:30 p.m. at the home of her daugher Mrs.William Overmyer of Laketon, Ind. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Johnson who was [Ida Estella WAGONER] the daughter of Jackson and Mary WAGONER was born May 26th, 1870. She was a member of the Leiters Methodist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. William OVERMYER, of Laketon; one grandchild; two brothers, Fred WAGONER, of Rochester, and Arthur WAGONER, of Ashtabula, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Frank REESE, of Rochester; Mrs. H. A. MATTHEWS, of Union City, Mich.; Mrs. John BALL, of Conneaut, Ohio and Mrs. John NUGENT, of Ashtabula, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Leiters Methodist church. Rev. J. P. CHAMPLIN, of Dauville, Ohio, assisted by Rev. H. R. SPRITE, of Laketon, will be in charge. The body will be returned this evening from the Moyer funeral home, Akron to the daughter's home at Laketon. Interment will be made in the IOOF cemetry at Leiters Ford.

Phyllis Crockett Robinson
Funeral services for Mrs. Virgil [Phyllis CROCKETT] ROBINSON, will be held Wednesday afternoon one o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl CROCKETT, of Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites and interment will be in the Walton, Ind. cemetery.

Richard A. Swigert
Richard A "Dick" SWIGERT, former resident of Rochester and Delong passed away Monday evening at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, Ind. Mr. Swigert had been in ill health for the past two years. He was born March 2, 1884 at Tiffin, Ohio.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. SCHEDROFF, of Oak Glenn, Ill., two grandchildren and tree sisters, Mrs. Emma ADAMS, of Rochester; Mrs. K. MOORE, of Tiffin, Ohio and Mrs. E. . VanKIRK, of Wausaukee, Wis.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock a the Easterday chapel, Culver, Ind. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery.

Wednesday, September 26, 1945

John Klise
PFC. JOHN KLISE, AKRON, IS KILLED IN GERMANY
Mrs. Ann KING KLISE of Akron at noon today received a telegram from the War Department informing her that her husband, Pfc. John KLISE, has been killed in Germany. The message stated that complete details would be forwrded within a few days.
Pfc. Klise is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess KLISE, of Akron, and was serving with the arm of occpation in Germany.

Lucenia Ollie Smith
Mrs. Lucenia Ollie SMITH, 82, passed away at 3:10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her son James Omer SMITH, 529 Clayton street, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of five months duration.
Mrs. Smith [Lucenia Ollie KINGERY], who was the daughter of Charles and Margaret [CRESS] KINGERY was born at Twelve Mile, Ind., on July 12th, 1863. She was united in marriage with Albert Russell SMITH on November 11th, 1881 in a ceremony pronounced at Macy, Ind. Her husband preceded in death 15 years ago. Mrs. Smith had a host of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Surviving are four sons, Charles [SMITH] and James Omer SMITH of Rochester, John SMITH, of Macy; Harold SMITH of Ft. Wayne; six daughters, Mrs. Frank McCARTER, of Athens; Mrs. Fred SEE, of Rochester; Mrs. Lola COLLINS of Macy; Mrs. Joel STAHL of Macy; Mrs. Glen CHAPIN, of Rochester and Mrs. Orville CUMBERLAND, of Rochester; 30 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and a sister, Mrs. Amy REESE of Twelve Mile. Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Macy Christian church with the Rev. William SCHUMAN officiating and burial will be in the Horton cemetery near Macy. The body will be removed from the Kline funeral home, Denver to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lola Collins, Macy, at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 27, 1945

Edna Catherine Anderson
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mrs. Edna Catherine ANDERSON, 46, of 1406 E. Donald street, South Bend, who succumbed suddenly Wednesday afternoon to a heart attack.
Born [Edna Catherine WRIGHT] in Fulton county May 10, 1899, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. WRIGHT. On May 24, 1919 she was united in marriage with Harley R. ANDERSON and subsequently removed with him from this city to South Bend, where she has resided for the past 25 years. She was a member of the South Bend First Brethren church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.
Surviving are the husband; one son, Beecher Lee [ANDERSON], South Bend; and three sisters, Mrs. Frederick MILLER, Mrs. Charles MARTINS and Mrs. L. E. BISSETTE, all of South Bend.
The body now lies at the Welsheimer funeral home at South Bend.

Friday, September 28, 1945

Myrtle Gray
Mrs. Myrtle GRAY, for the past 20 years a resident of Argos, died on Thursday afternoon at her residence following an illness of two weeks. Death was induced by complications. She was 66 years of age.
Born [Myrtle ADAMS] in Connersville, Indiana Dec. 27, 1878, she was the daughter of William and Elizabeth ADAMS. In a ceremony performed at Plymouth on Nov. 24, 1897 she was united in marriage with Harvey GRAY. She has lived in Marshall county since that time.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie ELLIS, Perrysburg, Mich., and Mrs. Mabel ANDERSON, Argos; one son, Everett [GRAY] of Argos; eight grandchildren; two brothers, David ADAMS, Kokomo and Elzie ADAMS, Benton Harbor, Mich.; six sisters, Mrs. Neil McADAMS, Muncie, Mrs. Anna PHARF, Kokomo, Mrs. Rosie WASSON, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Clara DOWNEY, Wabash, Miss Bina ADAMS and Mrs. Estel RICKETTS, Montpelier.
Final rites will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate. Burial will be made in Oak Hill cemetry, Plymouth.
The body will rest at the Umbaugh chapel until the funeral hour.

Francis Jay Ginther
Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Foster funeral home, this city, for Francis Jay GINTHER, 57, who succumbed Thursday afternoon at his home west of this city on the Burton road. Death, which resulted from a coronary embolism followed a brief illness. Services will be in charge of the Rev. C. T. HOWELL and interment will be made in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The deceased was born near Leiters Ford on Oct. 11, 1887, the son of Albert J. and Emma (KING) GINTHER. He attended county schools and later graduated from Rochester College. Before entering the postal service, where he served as a rural mail carrier on route 4 from the local postoffice, he was engaged as a teacher in the Leiters Ford school. During his services as a rural carrier, he engaged also in farming. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Kewanna. He anticipated retirement from the postal service after 2 years on the route.
In a ceremony performed April 11, 1914, he was united in marriage with Miss Florence MEISER, who, with two sons, Albert F. [GINTHER] and James [GINTHER] of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth WRIGHT, Rochester and Miss Joan GINTHER, at home; four grandchildren; and one brother, Dean [GINTHER] of Culver and one sister, Mrs. Nellie CHILCOTE of South Bend survive.

Friday, September 28, 1945

Edna Catherine Anderson
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Catherine ANDERSON, who expired Wednesday afternoon at her home in South Bend, will be held from the Welcheimer chapel, South Bend at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Claude STUDEBAKER of the South Bend First Brethren church officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Joseph Memorial Park cemetery, South Bend.

Saturday, September 29, 1945

Mrs. Norman "Lefty" Wade
Mrs. Norman "Lefty" WADE of Goshen was killed Saturday night in an automobile mishap at Gooshen. She is a daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Charles WADE of Silver Lake and formerly of Akron. Mrs. Wade was a native of Goshen.

Monday, October 1, 1945

Milton Emanuel Leckrone
Dr. M. E. LECKRONE, well-known surgeon and owner of Woodlawn hospital this city passed away at 10:10 o'clock Monday morning at his lake home on the east side of Lake Manitou.
News of the death of Dr. Leckrone which was current throughout this community in a short time came as a most severe shock to a legion of friends. Dr. Leckrone suffered a light attack of influenza while he was on an outing at Ely, Minnesota a few weeks ago. Upon his return to Rochester the attack became more acute and last Wednesday he entered Woodlawn for special treatment. His condition apparently improved and on Friday of last week he returned to his home at the lake.
In an interview with the family today, it was learned that Dr. Leckrone arose this morning and was apparently in fair condition. He joked with members of the household and with his nurses, Miss Ada LEONARD and Mrs. Beth (CARR) KARN, members of the Woodlawn staff. The doctor was stricken a short time later with coronary embolism while entering the bathroom and according to Mrs. Leonard death was almost instantaneous.
Dr. Leckrone, who had been under most trying conditions during the past few years in acting as chief surgeon and owner-manager of Woodlawn was laying plans to take life a bit easier and negotiations were underway for the sale of the hospital to Fulton county. He planned to remain in Rochester for surgery work and was preparing to open a down-town office for his clientele throughout this section of the state.
Milton Emanuel LECKRONE was born in Kosciusko county, Ind., on June 16th, 1901, the son of Dr. Ira and Aletha LECKRONE. He graduated from Indiana University medical school and served his internship at City Hospital, Indianapolis. Later he served in the capacity of assistant superintendent at that hospital. Dr. Leckrone was united in marriage with Dorothy Irene HERD in a ceremony solemnized at Peru on Sept. 16th, 1923. He came to Rochester in July of 1928 from Cleveland, Ohio where he served his Fellowship at the Crile clinic, to assist in the operation of Woodlawn hospital which at that time was owned by Dr. H. O. SHAFER.
Following Dr. Shafer's death he purchased the hospital in 1933 and rebuilt a 22-room addition and thoroughly remodeled the remaining structure of the old building. This work was completed in January 1936. Dr. Leckrone was a member of Phi Beta Psi fraternity and was a 32nd degree Mason.
Surviving are his wife [Dorothy Irene LECKRONE]; two daughters, Betty Ann [LECKRONE], who is attending Stephens college, Columbia, Mo., Patricia Lou [LECKRONE], at home and his mother, Mrs. Aletha LECKRONE of Silver Lake, Ind. His father, Dr. Ira LECKRONE was killed in an auto-train crash near Silver Lake in 1936.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call to pay their respects. Semi-private services will be conducted later at the Leckrone lake home. More complete details will be announced in the Tuesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Walter C. Hendrickson
Walter C. HENDRICKSON, 63, of Kewanna passed away Sunday afternoon four o'clock in the Cass county hospital, Logansport, following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Hendrickson, who has been residing in LaPorte, was removed to Logansport from a LaPorte hospital last Friday. He was born in Fulton county on October 5th, 1882.
For a number of years Mr. Hendrickson was engaged in farming in the vicinity of Kewanna, he also operated a gravel truck for various types of construction work. A few years ago the Hendricksons moved to LaPorte where he was employed in the Kingsbury Ordnance plant. He has a host of friends throughout the western section of this county.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tracy (LOUDEN) HENDRICKSON; one daughter, Joyce Marilou [HENDRICKSON], of Washington, D.C., and a brother Frank HENDRICKSON.
Funeral services will be held at the Hendrickson home in Kewanna Tuesday afternoon two o'clock.

Nellie Berger Waller
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Gilead Methodist church for Mrs. Nellie BERGER WALLER, 64, who passed away at her home in Gilead Friday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis. Rites were in charge of the Rev. GOLDEN of Gilead and burial was made there.
Born June 16, 1881, the deceased was the daughter of William and Mary BERGER. She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and choir. The husband, Wade WALLER, several step-children, foster children, brothers and sisters, survive.

Tuesday, October 2, 1945

Lemuel Flynn
Lemuel FLYNN, 40, of 510 1/2 Main street, was fatally injured, John T. GLEASON, route 3, and Hova [BALL] and Robert L. BALL, brothers, of this city, were injured in varying degrees when a car driven by Gleason and in which the four men were riding enroute to Logansport, left Road 25 at the curve just north of the Fulton-Cass counties line at 2:20 this morning.
Flynn, a son of Mrs. Oma FLYNN of the north Main street address, and Gleason, were brought to Woodlawn hospital where he passed away at 6:00 o'clock this morning. Gleason, treated for several bad cuts and bruises, was later released as were the Ball brothers, only slightly scratched and bruised.
Flynn's death marks the second fatality of like nature in the family, his younger brother Dan [FLYNN] having met death in an automobile accident west of this city on Road 14 some years ago while returning from a basketball game.
The car driven by Gleason, was the property of Harry REED, route 3, and was badly damaged after leaving the road and turning over several times. The cause of the accident is not available at press time today.
Flynn, a discharged veteran of World War II, was born here on Oct. 14, 1904. He was unmarried. With the others, he attended the special meeting of the American Legion here last night. The men were enroute to Logansport to meet a friend returning home from Camp Atterbury where he was discharged yesterday, it is said.
Surviving are the mother; three brothers, William [FLYNN] and David [FLYNN] of Rochester and Pfc. John R. FLYNN with the AFF in Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Earl HINES of Valparaiso and Mrs. Vernon STAYTON of Rochester. His father, the late Wilson V. FLYNN, and two brothers, Daniel [FLYNN] and Byron Charles [FLYNN], preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Florence C. Pommert
Funeral services were held Monday in South Bend for Mrs. Florence C. POMMERT, nee BURTON, wife of Charles E. POMMERT. Death came to Mrs. Pommert, a former Fulton county resident, on Friday of last week. She had been ill for several years. She was 76 years of age.
Burial was made in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park at South Bend.

Milton Emanuel Leckrone
Semi-private funeral services for Dr. Milton Emanuel LECKRONE will be held Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Leckrone lake home. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY and Rev. Chesley T. HOWELL will officiate. Interment will be in the Rochester Mausoleum
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Broters funeral home to the Leckrone residence this evening, where friends of the family may call up until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, October 3, 1945

Lemuel H. Flynn
Final rites for Lemuel H. FLYNN, auto crash victim, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Foster funeral home with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be made in Citizens cemetery. The body will lie at the funeral home until the funeral hour. Military honors in charge of the American Legion will be observed.

Thursday, October 4, 1945

Winamac, Ind., Oct. 4. - John M. SPANGLER, 79 years old, well-known northern Indiana attorney, died Tuesday in his home here following an illness of several months. A lifelong resident of Winamac, he was graduated from the University of Notre Dame and practiced law for many years in partnership with his father, the late Judge William SPANGLER.
Later he entered a partnership with John G. REIDELBACH and Louis A. REIDELBACH and served as judge pro-tem of Pulaski Circuit Court more than a year. He was active for many years as a member of the Board of Children's Guardians and the County Welfare Department.
Survivors include the widow and one son, Frank SPANGLER, of Winamac. Funeral services will be held at the local Methodist church at 2 o'clock Thursday aftrnoon.

Friday, October 5, 1945

Walter W. Gardner
Rochester friends were informed by wire this morning of the sudden death in Vero Beach, Fla., of Walter W. GARDNER.
With Mrs. Gardner he left this city Monday morning for West Palm Beach, where they expected to spend the winter. They resided here in the Conkle apartments, 129 West Ninth street.
In the message sent by Mrs. Gardner no details were given. Mr. Gardner served several years as an enforcement officer for the Indiana State Beverage Commission, and was well known over Northern Indiana. Available data will be published in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

William Henry Black
William Henry BLACK, 73, retired farmer, passed away 1:10 a.m. Friday at his home in Akron. Death resulted from complications following a few weeks of illness. Mr. Black had many friends throughout the eastern sections of Fulton county. He was born in Indiana on November 26th, 1871, the son of Irvine and Adeline BLACK.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Effie EATON, of Akron and Mrs. Ida SNOTE, of Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held Sunday aftrnoon two o'clock at the Moyer funeral home, in Akron. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and interment will be made in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Eula Belle Eisenman
Mrs. Jacob (Eula Belle) EISENMAN passed away during the noon hour today at the Eisenman residence 1628 South Main street, this city. The complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Samuel Sharpe
Mr. and Mrs. Lee SHARPE went today to North Manchester, called by the death last evening of his uncle, Samuel SHARPE, 74.
The deceased, who was born in Wabash county in 1871, lived his entire life in that community where he was well known as a horse buyer and shipper. He was also well known in Fulton county where he came many times on business. He is survived by his wife. He retired from active business about six yeas ago.
Final rites will be held at the residence in North Manchester at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made there.

Thomas Ziemba
LAKE BRUCE BOY DIES IN PHILIPPINES
Winamac, Oct. 5. - Pfc. Thomas ZIEMBA, 20, of the Lake Bruce community, died of pneumonia in the Philippine islands, according to word received here Wednesday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John ZIEMBA.
A former student at the Kewanna high school, he entered the army eight months ago.
Survivors are his parents and five sistrs, all at home.

Saturday, October 6, 1945

Walter W. Gardner
Funeral rites are as yet incomplete for Walter W. (Walker) GARDNER, 68, who succumbed suddenly Friday morning at Vero Beach,Fla. The body is expected to arrive Sunday morning and will be taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.
Born in Monticello, Ind., in 1887, he spent his early life in that city where he attended school. In 1917 he enlisted in the armed forces and saw service in France, where he was seriously wounded in action. Following discharge he resided in Indianapolis until about 15 years ago when he removed to this city where he has since resided. He was a member of the LeRoy C. Shelton post, American Legion, of this city.
When the Indiana State Excise Department was set up under Gov. Paul V. McNutt, he entered that department as a field operative and later became a captain in charge of enforcement in northern Indiana where he was well and favorably known as a competent investigator and an executive of ability. He also represented the Cleveland Tractor Co., in the road construction business in Indiana for several years.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth GARDNER, of Delphi; the wife, the former Mary McCARTY of Delphi; one son, William [GARDNER] of Peoria; a daughter, Mrs. Donald PLANK, Jr., of Chicago; three grandchildren; two brothers, and one sister.

Clint Irvine
Clint IRVINE, one of Fulton county's oldest citizens, was found dead in a boat near the cottage on the west shore formerly occupied by the late Mitchel BAKER.
The aged man was discovered just before press time today. A resume of his life will be published in Monday's News- Sentinel.

Eula Belle Eisenman
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Belle EISENMAN, 68, will be held Monday aftrnoon at 2:00 o'clock at the United Brethren church in this city with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Eisenman passed away at her home, 1626 Main street, at noon Friday, following a paralytic stroke which she suffered about 10 days ago. She had been in ill health for the past five years.
Born [Eula Belle GARNERSON] in Pulaski county Feb. 2, 1877, the daughter of Louis and Emeline GARNERSON, she was married March 28, 1901, to Jacob EISENMAN, with whom she lived the entirety of her married life in Fulton county. She was a member of the Rochesrer United Brethren church.
She is survived by the husband; two sons, Howard [EISENMAN] of Rochester and Floyd [EISENMAN] of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond KENADY of South Bend; two brothers, Fred GARNERSON of Haslam, Texas, and Calvin GARNERSON of Margquette, Mich., and three sisters, Viola GARNERSON of Haslam, Texas, Mrs. Harold FRASER of Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. George DEAMMER of Aberdeen, Miss.
The body was returned from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence today.

Monday, October 8, 1945

Clinton S. Irvine
Final rites were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Foster funeral home for Clinton S. IRVINE, 90, veteran boat landing operator at Lake Manitou who succumbed to a heart attack Saturday morning. Services were in charge of the Rev. C. T. HOWELL and burial was made in Reichter cemetery.
The lifeless body of the deceased was found in a row boat about 10:30 Saturday morning by Paul ROCKWELL who notified Sheriff Frank SUMMERS and Coroner D. K. STINSON. Death was ascribed to heart failure.
Irvine, who was born on a farm near Talma on March 31, 1855, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Decatur IRVINE. His wife, the former Sarah RICKLE preceded him in death in 1929.
"Clint" as he was known to local and visiting sportsmen operated a boat landing where he lived near the dam at the outlet of Lake Manitou for many years. Last season, because of advancing age he gave up his business and went to reside with a daughter, Mrs. Olive Krom,1005, Monroe street.
On Saturday morning he had gone to the lake, apparently to prepare his row boat, beached in front of the cottage owned by Mrs. Nellie TEODORESCU, just south of the Dam landing hotel, for the winter season. It was evident that he had started bailing water from the boat when the attack came, throwing him face downward into the water.
In early life he engaged in the carpenter trade. He attended the Presbyterian church in this city. He was active throughout life, walking the two miles from his daughter's home to the lake nd back almost every day.
Surviving ara son Ernest IRVINE; two daughters, Mrs. Walter McCALL and Mrs. [Olive] KROM of this city; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.

Eula Belle Eisenman
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Belle EISENMAN were held Monday afternoon at the United Brethren church. Rev. George CRANE, who was in charge of the service was assisted by Rev. David LIVENGOOD. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, October 9, 1945

Benjamin Fleichman
Benjamin FLEICHMAN, 72, of North Judson, a patient at the Ewing Nursing Home in this city, died this morning at 11:30 o'clock. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where funeral arrangements are pending.
Little is known here of his family or lifetime activities.

Wednesday, October 10, 1945

John M. Oliver
Death came last evening to John M. OLIVER, 78, well known pioneer farmer, at his home two miles southeast of this city on the Wabash road. His demise climaxed an illness of about four years during which time he suffered with heart trouble. He was seriously ill since Monday.
Born May 27, 1867, in Fulton county, he was the son of David and Lucy (SHELTON) OLIVER. His entire life was spent in this community where he engaged in farming. He was a member of he Masons and Odd Fellows lodges, and the Mt. Olive Methodist church.
In a ceremony performed Oct. 11, 1892, he was united in marriage, in Fulton county, with Della PENCE, who with one son, Rue [OLIVER], at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth LOVE, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. A. B. ROUCH of Fulton; one step-sister, Mrs. Mattie BAKER of Fulton, and two grandchildren, survive. One grandchild preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the fneral home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Lora Hershell Luther
Lora Hershell LUTHER, 67, salesman passed away 4 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home near Green Oak. Death resulted from a heart ailment following an illness of four months.
Mr. Luther had been a resident of the Green Oak community for the past 10 years, moving there from Hope, Ind. He was married to Margaret CULP on March 8th, 1933, at Crown Point, Ind.
Surviving are his wife and a son Ralph LUTHER, of Hope.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to Hope where funeral services will be held at the Nazarene church. Burial will be made in the Hope cemetery.

Thursday, October 11, 1945

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Friday, October 12, 1945

Cora B. Whittenberger
Mrs. Cora B. WHITTENBERGER, well-known nonagenarian of the Macy community, passed away at 5:30 a.m. today at the Alspach nursing home in this city. Mrs. Whittenberger, who for the past few years has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Scudder Wilson, east of Macy, was brought to the local nursing home several days ago. She had been in ill health for the past several months and quite critical for the last six weeks of her life.
Prior to her last illness she made her home in Macy for a number of years and was a resident of Akron for over 30 years. Mrs. Whittenberger had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Miami counties.
Cora B. [FLANAGAN], daughter of William and Belle [HOOVER] FLANAGAN, was born in Quincy, Pa., on Feb. 22, 1855. She was united in marriage with Charles L. WHITTENBERGER at Silver Cliff, Colo. Her husband passed away in 1890. Mrs. Whittenberger was a member of the Macy Methodist church and was active in the affairs of the church and the community until her last illness.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. [Scudder] WILSON and Mrs.Thomas B. WEBSTER of Paris, Ill.; three granddaghters, Mrs. Wilbur KIBIGER of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Gerald KNAUFF of Rochester and Willodean WILSON; a sister, Nettie FLANAGAN of Waynesboro, Pa., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ina BRUNDIGE of Akron. Two sons preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Wilson home east of Macy. Rev. A. E. FULCHER and Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in Akron IOOF cemetery. The body has been removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the Wilson residence where friends may call.

Saturday, October 13, 1945

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Monday, October 15, 1945

Sarah L. Peterson
Funeral rites will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka, for Mrs. Sarah L. PETERSON, 73, who succumbed to a long illness at St. Joseph hospital shortly before noon Saturday. Burial will be made in Moon cemetery, near Leiters Ford, Tuesday afternoon.
The deceased, widow of the late Oscar PETERSON, was born near Mentone on July 1, 1872. Her maiden name was Sarah L. HOLLOWAY. During her early married life she resided in this county, but about 18 years ago moved to Mishawaka where she resided at 605 1/2 Main street.
Survivors are three sons, Guy A. PETERSON of Asbury Park, N.J., Marvin L. PETERSON of LaPorte and John PETERSON of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four daughtrs, Mrs. Emma PERKINS, Mrs. Esther HOOVER and Mrs. Mary GRAHAM of Mishawaka and Mrs. Laura DODD of South Bend; 19 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Fred Hanson
FRED HANSON DIED IN JAPANESE PRISON CAMP
Mrs. Boyd PETERSON and Garfield HANSON late Saturday received official word from the Pacific Employees Foundation Inc., that their brother Fred HANSON of this city died in Taumori Camu, in Osaka, Japan on March 30th, 1944.
The information was just recently received by the foundation from liberated internees who were formerly employed by the contractors, who were building Pacific Naval air bases on Wake Island.
Fred was employed in construction work and was taken prisoner by the Japs when Wake fell on December 22nd, 1941. The brief message stated that Mr. Hansen died of beri-beri and was presumably buried at Osaka, Japan.
In an interview today with Garfield Hanson he stated his brother went to Wake Island in June of 1941, where he was employed by a construction company. For several years Mr. Hanson was engaged in contracting and consruction work in California. His last visit home was in the spring of 1940. Fred had never married and the above mentioned relatives are the only survivors. His brother, Garfield, owns and operates a farm about a mile east of this city.
[NOTE: Fred A. HANSON, Nov. 1, 1893 - Mar. 30, 1944 "Died a Japanese prisoner of war at Osaka Japan, buried in US Military Cemetery, Manila PI." - Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester IOOF.]

Georgia Grossman
Mrs. Georgia GROSSMAN, 63, passed away at 12:35 Sunday morning at her home two miles west of Argos. Death resulted from complications following a brief illness. Mrs. Grossman had resided in the Argos community throughout her entire life and had many friends in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
She [Georgia WICKIZER] was born in Marshall county on October 29th, 1881, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paliski WICKIZER. In 1901 she was united in marriage with Ira GROSSMAN. Mrs. Grossman was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Survivors are her husband; a son, Gerald GROSSMAN, of Knightstown, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Velma HAGAN, of Argos; a brother Ray WICKIZER, of Culver; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha THOMPSON of Argos, Mrs. Lottie HIATT, of Argos, Mrs. Blanche LOWRY, of Hibbard, Mrs. Ada KEPLER of Culver, Mrs. Nora WALZ, of South Bend and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and interment will be made in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The body was removed from the Grossman funeral home to the Grossman residence where friends may call.

Tuesday, October 16, 1945

Paul M. Barada
Capt. Paul M. BARADA, Culver Military Academy art department chairman, died suddenly at 11:30 a.m., Saturday while coaching inter-company football teams on the academy athletic field. The death of the 39-yer-old vocal and piano instructor occurred while he was sitting on the sidelines and was attributed to a heart attack.

Joseph Dennis Heiser
Joseph Dennis HEISER, 81, pioneer farmer and resident of the Culver community passed away Monday afternoon at Memorial hospital, South Bend following a long illness. Death was due to paralysis.
The deceased was born in Grant county but established a home three miles northwest of Culver about 50 years ago. He has since resided there.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Eva HEISER; one daughter, Mrs. Erina Rose SLONAKER of Rochester; three sons, Russell H. [HEISER],and David E. [HEISER] of Culver, and Joseph D. [HEISER], Jr., of Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. John HENDERSON of South Bend; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. One grandson, Dale HEISER, fireman second class in the Navy is now on duty in the Pacific.
Services will be held from the Evangelical chrch, Culver, at two o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. F. C. WACKNITZ and R. R. HALEY officiating. Burial will be made in Burr Oak cemetery.
The body will be removed to the residence where friends may call.

Wednesday, October 17, 1945

Mellie R. Shine
Mrs. Mellie R. SHINE, 66, succumbed late last night at St. Joseph's hospital at Logansport following an illness of about five weeks.
The deceased widow of the late Preston SHINE resided with her son, Eldon [SHINE], of the Lake Bruce community.
Surviving are the son; a brother, William CORBETT of Winamac; two sisters, Mrs. Jeannette WATTS, Logansport and Mrs. Harrison CAPPIS of Ora.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Harvey P. Bouse
Relatives in this city have been informed of the death of Harvey P. BOUSE, 72, which occurred at his home, 224 1/2 East Mishawaka avenue, Mishawaka, on Sunday evening.
The deceased, who was born in Fulton county, May 16, 1873, but established a home in Mishawaka about 25 years ago. He had been ill since mid-July.
Surviving are several brothers and sisters. Last rites were held in Mishawaka this afternoon. Burial was made there.

Laura Frances Eshelman
Mrs. Alvin [Laura Frances] ESHELMAN, 67, former resident of Henry township, passed away at 5:30 a.m. today at her home in Peru. For several years the Eshelmans resided on a farm near Akron, where they have many friends.
The body was removed to the Moyer funeral home at Akron. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the Thursday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, October 18, 1945

Frank Irvin Belt
Funeral services are incomplete for Frank Irvin BELT, 83, a life-long resident of the Macy community who succumbed Thursday morning to complications following an illness of several months.
The deceased, a son of William and Samantha (HARRIS) BELT, was born near Macy Oct. 29, 1861. His wife was the former Mary E. ARNOLD.
Several years ago he entered the rural mail service and served as such until retired a few years ago. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gail KOONTZ of Macy, and Miss Opal BELT of New York City; three sons, Albert [BELT] of Pittsburgh, Pa., Frank [BELT] of Akron, and Howard A. [BELT] of Warrens, Wis., one brother, Charles [BELT] of Macy; four sisters, Mrs. Edna HARE, Plainfield, Mrs. June BAIR, Logansport, Mrs. Joyce HOOVER, Rochester and Mrs. Margret VASER of Indianapolis; and one half-sister, Miss Helen BELT, Macy.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman funeral home in this city.

Laura Frances Eshelman
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Frances ESHELMAN, 66, who passed away at her home in Peru early Wednesday morning, will be held from the Akron Church of God on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with the Rev. Floyd HEDGES officiating. Burial will be made in Gaerte cemetery.
The body will rest at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, until the funeral hour.
Born [Laura Frances GERARD] near Akron on March 24, 1879, she was the daughter of John and Amanda GERARD. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are the husband, Alvin ESHELMAN; three sons, Ralph [ESHELMAN] and Glen [ESHELMAN] of Peru and George [ESHELMAN] of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Bert GERARD of Warsaw, Ross [GERARD] and Fred [GERARD] of Peru and one sister Mrs. Maude BANEY of Peru.

Mrs. William Parsons
Rev. and Mrs. George CRANE have been informed of the death in St. Thomas, Ontario of Mrs. Crane's sister, Mrs. William PARSONS, early today.
The deceased was quite well known here, having visited the Crane's on several occasions. Funeral rites will be held in the Ontario city on Saturday.

Friday, October 19, 1945

Frank Belt
Final rites for Frank BELT, who passed away Thursday morning, will be held from the Macy Methodist church on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. FULCHER officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon until the funeral hour. Prior to that time it will rest atthe Zimmerman Bros. funeral home in this city.

Saturday, October 20, 1945

Elsie Mae Beedle
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home for Elsie Mae BEEDLE, 49, 417 West 13th street, who passed away at her home early this morning. Rites will be in charge of the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD and burial will be made in Attica, Ind.
Born [Elsie Mae GRAHAM] March 2, 1896 at Waupacka, Wis., she was the daughter of John and Mary GRAHAM. She came here from Attica about four years ago. Death, which was due to complications, followed an illness of a year and a half duration. She was a member of the Attica Methodist church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Isabell FROMER, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Mary BURRIS, Attica, Martha [BEEDLE] and Alberta BEEDLE, at home; one son, Gerald BEEDLE of Attica; four brothers, Edward [GRAHAM], James [GRAHAM], Richard [GRAHAM] and William GRAHAM, all of Wisconsin, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle TURNER of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Eva KNIERIM of Chicago, Ill. One son, Richard [BEEDLE], preceded her in death.
The body will rest at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Eldon E. Rhodes
Relatives here have received word of the death in Tucson, Ariz., of Eldon E. RHODES, a former resident of the Athens community.
The deceased, a brother of Mrs. H. M. CALLOWAY, was well known, particularly to the older residents of the county. No further details of his demise are at present available.

Monday, October 22, 1945

Henry Clay Greer
Henry Clay GREER, 75, passed away 8:45 Sunday evening at his farm home near Kewanna. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Greer was born June 17th, 1870 in Franklin county, Virginia. He movd to Fulton county 34 years ago where he was engaged in farming. His parents were William and Nancy GREER. He was married to Hattie M. PLATT, June 1, 1901 at Birmington [sic], Ill. [?]
Surviving are three sons, Elias [GREER] and Frank [GREER] of Rochester; Glenn [GREER], of Birmingham, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy SPERINSKI, of South Bend; Odessa [GREER], at home; a sister-in-law, Bessie PLATT, who has made her home with the family for 17 years; four brothers, W. T. GREER, of Roanoke, Va., Moses GREER, of Montgomery, W. Va., Theodore GREER, of W. Carlton, Ohio and A. W. GREER, of Bluefield, Va.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Church of Christ in Kewanna. Rev. Joseph DEUX will officiate and interment will be made in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the Greer residence Tuesday where friends may call.

Ed Clay
Ed CLAY, 63, well-known farmer residing three miles northeast of this city on Road 25, succumbed at 7:30 this morning to a heart attack following an illness of about six months.
Born near this city on Sept. 23, 1882, he was the son of Finley and Louise CLAY. He attended schools in this county and has spent practically his entire life in this community.
The deceased was twice married, his first wife having been the former Vernie DENISTON, who with one son, preceded him.
On Nov. 28, 1936 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Jennie CURTIS, who survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Maurice NEWMAN and Mrs. John SNYDER of this city; three sons, Roscoe [CLAY] and Homer [CLAY] of Rochester and Howard [CLAY] of Montpelier, Ohio; one step-daughter, Betty EVANS, at home; two brothers, Roy [CLAY] of Gary and Martin [CLAY] of Chicago; and 12 grandchildren.
Final rites will be held from the Foster funeral home in this city at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence this evening and returned Wednesday noon to the Foster chapel where it will lie until the funeral hour.

Tuesday, October 23, 1945

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 24, 1945

Elmer E. Zolman
Dr. Elmer E. ZOLMAN, 73, a native of Fulton county, succumbed to a heart ailment at his home in Long Beach, Calif., Oct. 23, according to information reaching relatives and friends here.
Born in Fulton county on March 28, 1872, he was the son of Sanford and Mary (RHODES) ZOLMAN of the old Possum Hollow community where he attended school and grew to manhood. Later he graduated with a B.S. degree from Valparaiso University. He taught at Talma high school where he served for several years as principal and later entered Cincinnati Medical School, after which he practiced medicine in the Ohio city for about 15 years. In 1918 he moved to Long Beach where he established a successful practice which he followed until last May when his health failed and he was forced to retire.
Dr. Zolman was twice married; in 1900 to Miss Adda PERSCHBACHER who preceded him in death in 1930, and again to Mrs. Minnie WATKINS of Long Beach, who survives.
Surviving also are two daughters, Mrs. Maxine BRYTE of Santa Anna, Calif., and Mrs. Pauline BENNETT of Long Beach; two granddaugters; one brother in Michigan City and two sisters, Mrs. Ora LEACH of the Athens community and Mrs. Clem HARTER of near Akron.
Final rites will be held in Long Beach Thursday afternoon, with burial there.

Lucille M. Snyder
Final rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Foster funeral home for Mrs. Lucille M. SNYDER, formerly of this city, but more recently a resident of Jacksonville, Fla. Services will be in charge of the Rev. C. W. BRADLEY of Mishawaka and interment will be made in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Death, which was induced by complications, followed an illness of several months. The deceased [Lucille M. BOWEN] was born in this city, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth BOWEN, who resided for many years on West Eighth street.
She is survived by the husband, T. J. SNYDER; one brother, Charles BOWEN, Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Florence HOOVER, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Viola WHEADON, Downers Grove, Ill., and Mrs. Jeanette DAWSON, South Bend; one foster sister, Mrs. Cora LONG, Chicago; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
The body will arrive Thursday morning and will rest at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the service.

Alfred Franklin Flynn
Death came at 7:20 o'clock Tuesday evening to Alfred Franklin FLYNN, 74, at his home 130 East Fourth street, after an illness of a year during which he suffered from the effects of paralysis.
Frank FLYNN, as he was known to many friends in the community, was born near Talma on Nov. 28, 1870, the son of Lemuel and Rebecca (STARNER) FLYNN. His entire life was spent in Fulton county, where he married Priscilla RIDDLE in this city on Sept. 3, 1904. Many years ago he became identified with the IOOF cemetery in this city, where he served as sexton for more than a quarter of a century, until forced to retire because of his health.
Surviving are the widow; a son, Ray [FLYNN]; and adopted son, Harold [FLYNN]; a sister, Mrs. Mahalia GOOD, and two grandchildren, all of Rochester. Two daughters preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD, assisted by the Rev. Floyd PAXTON, officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The body will rest at the Zimmerman Bros. home until the funeral hour.

Thursday, October 25, 1945

Charles F. Hower
Death, which came at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday at Naperville, Ill., claimed Charles F. HOWER, 78, well known local greenhouse operator and vegetable grower in road 31, just south of the city.
The deceased was born in Grant county, Indiana on June 22, 1867, the son of Henry and Leah HOWER. He came to Fulton county about 35 years ago and operated what is known as Hower's Roadside Gardens until failing health caused his retirement from active bsiness about two years ago. Death was due to complications. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical church in this city.
In a ceremony solemnizaed on Nov. 15, 1896, he was united in marriage with Della APT, who with a son, Prof. Clair HOWER of Naperville college, Naperville, Ill.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. James DOWNS, Rochester, Mrs. Anna WILLIAMS, Macy, Mrs. Emma ENYEART, Fulton; and three brothers, J. A. [HOWER], of Fulton, John [HOWER], of Logansport, and Samuel [HOWER], of Kewanna, survive.
Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin F. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
The body will arrive this evening at the fneral home where friends may pay respects until the funeral hour.

Friday, October 26, 1945

Walter A. Wood
Mrs. Newton GOOD of this city and Mrs. Charles D. DAY of Akron have been informed of the sudden death early Thursday morning of their nephew, Walter A. WOOD, 53, of Plymouth.
Wood, a native of this couny, a son of James A. and Amelia WOOD, was born in 1892. About 12 years ago he moved to Plymoth where he has been engaged in the taxi business. Death was due to a heart attack.
Surviving are his wife, Fern N. [WOOD], a son, Jack A. [WOOD], of the U. S. Navy; two daughters, Mrs. Nova WOLF of St. Joseph, Mich., and Mrs. Norma McINTYRE of Tippecanoe; two step-sons, Paul MATTIX of the U. S. Army and Glen MATTIX of the Navy; two step-daughters, Mrs. Helen SCRUGGS, of Culver and Mrs. Mary Louise ESPICH of Plymouth, and a brother, Robert WOOD of Logansport.
Friends may call at the Danielson & Van Gilder funeral home where funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. V. L. GARNER officiating. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Donna Mae Utter
Warsaw, Oct. 26. (Special) - Donna Mae UTTER, aged 10 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence UTTER, of East Center street, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McDonald hospital at Warsaw. Death was caused by acute hemorrhagic nephritis following a serious illness of three and one-half weeks, although she had not been well for a period of five years.
She was born in Seward township, Kosciusko county, January 10, 1935, the daughter of Clarence and Jennie (HARTMAN) UTTER and had made her home in Warsaw since 1942. She was in the fifth grade at the East Ward school and was a faithful member of the Baptist Sunday school and the organizations of the church for the children of her age.
Relatives who survive are the parents; one brother, Gerald UTTER, of Lansing, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Opal MARSH, of Akron; Mrs. Lena REED, of South Whitley; Mrs. Phyllis CLARK, of Warsaw, and Betty Jean UTTER, at home, and her grandmother, Mrs. Lizzie BOWMAN, of Akron.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today with Rev. Reginald SHEPLEY in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Earl Hetzner
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Leiters Ford Methodist church for Earl "Mose" HETZNER, 47, whose lifeless body was discovered in the pantry of his home eight miles northwest of Rochester, late Thursday afternoon.
Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Fulton county coroner, pronounced death due to a self-inflicted head wound and rendered a verdict of suicide.
Hetzner, a well known farmer of the Leiters Ford neighborhood, had been in ill health for several months. Recently he returned from Indianapolis where he received treatments for several weeks. Although brooding over his physical condition, no thought of suicide was entertained by his family or friends, however, he had anticipated a major operation in a short time.
About four o'clock Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Hetzner, the former Mrs. Florence MERKETT, had left the house only a few moments when she heard the report of a shot inside. Fearful that something tragic had happened she ran to the home of a neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BRUGH, who accompanied her home. They found the body of Mr. Hetzner in the pantry of the kitchen, a shotgun lying near.
Born on April 4, 1898, the deceased was the son of the late William and Clara HETZNER. He had resided on the farm, where death occurred, practically all of his life. He was united in marriage with [Florence MERKETT] on April 25,1942. He was a member of the Leiters Ford IOOF lodge. Surviving are the wife and one sister, Miss Tessie HETZNER of South Bend.
Final rites will be in charge of the Leiters Ford Lodge of Odd Fellows with the Rev. John WALTON of Indianapolis officiating.
The body will be returned from the Foster funeral home to the residence Saturday soon. At 12 o'clock Sunday it will be moved to the Leiters Ford Methodist church where friends may pay respects until the funeral hour. Burial will be made in Leites Ford cemetery.

Saturday, October 27, 1945

Sammie H. Karn
FORMER GILEAD YOUTH KILLED IN GERMANY
Pfc. Sammie H. KARN, 21, a former resident of Gilead, was killed in a vehicle accident in Germany on Oct. 7, according to word received by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude KARN of Wabash, from the war department.
No details were given, but it was stated a letter would follow. Pvt. Karn entered the service in March, 1943, and received his training at Camp Hood, Texas.
He is survived by the parents and one brother, Pfc. Roland KARN, who was due to leave Germany Oct. 20, for return to the United States.

Monday, October 29, 1945

Fay Sausaman
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mrs. Fay SAUSAMAN, 58, who passed away at her home in Akron at 12:30 this morning, following complications induced by a paralytic stroke suffered on Oct. 5. Although in ill health for the past year her condition has been considered critical only for the past month.
Born [Fay STUDEBAKER] in Akron on Sept. 17, 1887, she was the daughter of Fred and Laura STUDEBAKER. Most of her life as a child was spent in Winamac and Rochester, but later she returned to Akron, where, in a ceremony performed Dec. 1, 1915, she was united in marriage with Earl SAUSAMAN. She has always been active in the social and religious life of her community and was a member of the Akron Methodist church, and of the Pollyanna club.
Surviving are the husband; one son, Robert [SAUSAMAN], Maxwell Field, Ala; one grandson, Robert [SAUSAMAN], Jr., Akron; a nephew, Jack SAUSAMAN, Camp Hood, Texas, who made his home with the deceased, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert HILLIS, Logansport and Mrs. Helen ARTER, Akron.

John Wesley Foor
Final rites will be held at the Foster funeral home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon for John Wesley FOOR, 77, whose lifeless body was found Saturday noon by his grandson, Dale FOOR, in the barn at the farm home of Mr. Foor's son, Ralph, six miles north of Rochester, on road 31.
Services will be in charge of Rev. David LIVENGOOD and burial will be made in IOOF cemetery. The body will rest at the Ralph Foor residence until 12 noon Tuesday, after which it will be removed to the funeral home.
The deceased, was born in Henry township, this county, on Aug. 23, 1868, the son of William and Katherine FOOR. Early in life he engaged in farming in Newcastle and Rochester townships, where he was well known and highly respected. Although retired, he had resided at the farm home of his son, Ralph, where death came suddenly, induced by a heart attack.
He was married on July 1, 1895, to Martha RICHARDSON, who preceded him in death in 1931.
Surviving, besides the son Ralph [FOOR], are two daughters, Mrs. Howard DARR of Bremen and Mrs. Orlo BROWN of Rochester; four sons, Oris [FOOR] of Huntington, Osce [FOOR] of Whiting, Harvey [FOOR] of Gridley, Ill., and Leslie [FOOR] of South Bend; twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Laura B. Showalter
Funeral services have been arranged for 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Laura B. SHOWALTER, 83, who died at 8:30 Sunday evening at her home following a fatal attack which she suffered while attending church a few minutes before death came. Rites will be in charge of the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAGH and interment will be made in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
"Grandma" Showalter, as she was affectionately known to a host of friends in Fulton county, was born [Laura B. POTTER] near Greenville, Ohio on Jan. 2, 1862, the daughter of James and Maryanna POTTER. In a ceremony performed at Union City, Indiana in 1884, she became the wife of James M. SHOWALTER, who preceded her in death in 1926. She was a devout member of the Akron Church of God, where she attended services throughout her lifetime.
Surviving are a son, Everett [SHOWALTER], Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Opal WAECHTER, Akron, Mrs. Mildred SWIHART, Three Rivers, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Lulu HOFFMAN, Rochester; two brothers, Thomas POTTER of Plymouth and Charles POTTER of Canada; twenty-one grandchildren, eight of whom are or were in service; and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Four children preceded her in death.
The body will be returned from the Moyer funeral home to the residence Tuesday afternoon, where friends may pay respects until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, October 30, 1945

Fay Sausaman
Final rites for Mrs. Earl SAUSAMAN will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Akron Methodist chrch with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER. Burial will be in Akron IOOF cemetery.

Wednesday, October 31, 1945

Phillip R. Bryant
Phillip R. BRYANT, 83, died last night at his home in Talma following an illness caused by complications.
He was born in Fulton county Dec. 27,1861, the son of David and Lucinda BRYANT. His wife, Cora [BRYANT]; one son Estel [BRYANT] of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph HATFIELD and Mrs. Glen EMMONS of Talma, survive.
The deceased was one of the pioneer citizens of his home community in Newcastle township, where he was well and favorably known to a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held from the residence in Talma Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron, officiating. Burial will be made in Nichols cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Moyer funeral home in Akron to the residence this evening. Friends may pay their respects until the funeral hour.

Carrie L. Root
Final rites will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Carrie L. ROOT, 70, prominent civic and fraternal leader who passed away Tuesday morning at her home in Kewanna following an illness of one month. Death was due to complications.
Mrs. Root, a resident of Kewanna for several years, was widely known in Illinois, where she resided before establishing residence in Indiana. She is, perhaps, best known as the Past Grand Chief, Pythian Sisters of Illinois, although she was prominently affiliated with many other organizations, including Editor, National War Mothers Magazine since 1921; Past National Officer and Illinois State Officer, American War Mothers organization; member Kewanna O.E.S.; member Royal Neighbors and of the Baptist church at Gardner, Ill., and a member of the American War Mothers chapter, Logansport.
Born [Carrie L. WHITE] in Martinsville, Ind., Aug. 2, 1875, she was the daughter of George W. and Mary WHITE. In a ceremony performed at Bloomington, Illinois on May 3, 1893, she was united in marriage with Florian ROOT, who, with a son, Paul [ROOT], of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Bethel STAHL and a granddaughter, Ruth LAAFE of Cullon, Ill., suvive.
Funeral services will be in charge of the Rev. D. STARKE and the Rev. Duane HULSE after which the body will be taken to Gardner, Ill., for interment.

John Dosser Anthony
John Dosser ANTHONY, 78, of 503 Pontiac street, a retired Erie Railroad man, died at 4 o'clock this morning at his home, following a long and serious illness due to complications.
He was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada May 23, 1867, the son of John David and Elizabeth (DOSSER) ANTHONY. He completed 50 years of service with the Erie and was etired seven years ago. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and of the Rochester Prsbyterian church.
Surviving are the wife, the former Josephine E. THOMPSON; and two daughters, Mrs. Edward HOLST of Park Rapids, Minn., and Mrs. Russell I. HOAG of San Francisco, Calif.
Final rites will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Dr. C. T. HOWELL officiating. The body will lie at the Zimmerman Bros. home until the funeral hour.

Thursday, November 1, 1945

[no obits]

Friday, November 2, 1945

Charles Edson Bowen
Funeral services are incomplete for Charles Edson BOWEN, 51, of Henry township who succumbed last night to complications following a stroke of paralysis about 18 months ago.
Bowen, a farmer, resided with his sister, Miss Fern BOWEN, northwest of Akron. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death.
Surviving are a son, Delford BOWEN of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita TEGHTMEYER, Warsaw, and Miss Lovie BOWEN, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy SHOEMAKER, Akron, and Miss Fern BOWEN, at home; one grandson and three granddaughters, and one uncle, Milo BOWEN, Akron.
Announcements of funeral arrangements will be made later.

Fritz Hanson
Honoring the memory of Fritz HANSON who died in a Japanese prison camp in March of 1944, a brief memorial service will be held at the Rochester Christian church Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Hanson, who was well known to a host of local people, fell captive to the Japs in the conquest of Wake Island in December, 1941. A civiliam employee, he was on construction work at Wake when the Japs attacked Pearl Harbor.
Nothing was heard from him following his capture, although it was learned after the surrender that he had been confined at Osaka where he succumbed to Jap atrocities. He was a brother of Garfield HANSON, route 5, and Mrs. Boyd PETERSON, 119 West Ninth street. Friends of the deceased are cordially invited to attend.

Virgil O. Fear
Claude FEAR of Akron, Thursday reported that his brother, Virgil O. FEAR, a Burlington, N.C. war veteran, ws apparently murdered soon after his discharge from service at Fort Bragg on Oct. 18.
Fear's body was foundby German war prisoners beside a lonely country road in the Overhills section of Harnett county, North Carolina, not far from the Fort Bragg reservation, on Oct. 24. The service man, native of the Akron vicinity, had been shot trough the head at least several days before discovery of the body. The body was taken to the fort, since it still bore an army uniform, and identification was made there.
No motive for murder had been established by investigations of Harnett County Sheriff W. L. Salmon and Coroner J. M. McDean, according to the last reports received b the brother at Akron. However, it was presumed that Fear was carrying his mustering-out pay at the time of his death.
Fear, in the armed forces for four years, had returned to North Carolina after nine months overseas. He visited his wife, Mary Daisy MILES FEAR, and two sons, Virgil Miles [FEAR] and William Mack FEAR, at their home, 125 1/2 East Buffin street, Burlington, early in October, and returned to Fort Bragg to secure his discharge. They rceived no word from him after his departure.
Military rites for the apparntly-murdered vetran were held at the Rich & Thompson chapel, Burlington, last Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Lester WILSON, and Rev. Chester ALEXANDER in charge.

Saturday, November 3, 1945

Mary Jane "Cora" Harris
Funeral services are incomplete for Mrs. Mary Jane "Cora" HARRIS, 79, who passed away at her home four miles west of Kewanna. Death came suddenly during a heart attack.
The deceased, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth MEYERS, was born near Galion, Ohio on May 30, 1866, and came with them to Indiana while a small child. On Oct. 24, 1889, at a ceremony performed in Rochester, she became the bride of Stephen Jerome HARRIS who preceded her in death about nine years ago. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are six daughters: Mrs. Elodie SPANLEY, Bremerton, Wash., Mrs. Amy OKRE, Pickneyville, Ill., Mrs. Tura MASON, South Bend, Mrs. Addie CHAMBERLAIN, Wabash, Mrs. Edith TROUTMAN and Mrs. Velma LEASE, Kewanna; five sons: Nolan [HARRIS] of Brooke, George [HARRIS] of Indianapolis, Archie [HARRIS] of South Bend, Harry [HARRIS] and Elmer [HARRIS] of Kewanna; twenty-five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A sister, Mrs. Irene FETROW of Portland, Oregon, also survives.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Kewanna. Rev. Joseph DUX will officiate and interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

Joseph Obergrell
Mr. and Mrs. Guy BARGER today received a telegram apprising them that Joseph OBERGFELL died at midnight last night at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Obergfell and family have spent many summers at Lake Manitou where they own a cottage on the southwest shore of the lake. Mr. Obergfell is president of the Brewers Association and formerly resided in Indianapolis. Rites are to be held Monday in Cincinnati.

Charles Edson Bowen
Final rites for Charles Edson BOWEN, Henry township farmer who passed away at his home southwest of Akron late Thursday night, will be held from Omega church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harley FULTZ.

Monday, November 5, 1945

Ida Elizora Kuhn
Mrs. Ida Elizora KUHN, 75, route 2, Akron, was killed Saturday night when a car in which she and her husband, Henry A. (Alvin) KUHN were driving left road 19, a mile and one-half north of Akron, at 7 o'clock and ran into a side ditch.
Mrs. Kuhn was thrown through the windshield at the moment of impact, while her husband's body struck the steering wheel, bending it forward almost to the windshield.
The Moyer ambulance was called but Mrs. Kuhn died before it could reach Woodlawn hospital. Her death was the result of a crushed chest, according to Coroner Dr. Dean STINSON.
Kuhn reached the hospital in a semi-conscious condition with numerous cuts above the eyes and a number of broken ribs. His condition this noon was described as improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. They were driving from their farm home south to Akron to attend a family dinner in honor of the event,
when Mrs. Kuhn was killed.
Mrs. Kuhn was born [Ida Elizora PRESSNALL] on December 13, 1869, the daughter of Henry and Mary PRESSNALL. She and her husband were both lifelong residents of Henry township.
Surviving are the hsband; three sons, Cecil [KUHN] of South Bend, Ind. and Max [KUHN] and Arthur [KUHN], both of Akron, and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel McHATTON, of Winchester, Ind.
The body has been taken to the Moyer funeral home in Akron, where it will remain until Tuesday at 2 p.m. when funeral services will be held in the Church of God, in Akron, the Reverends Daniel SLAYBAUGH and R. FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.

Pleasant Mikesell
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 'clock from the Talma Methodist church for Mrs. Pleasant MIKESELL, 76, whose lifeless body was discovered Sunday morning at her home, route 5, Rochester, by her son, Clarence. Death was due to a heart attack. She had not been ill previously.
Mrs. Mikesell, [Pleasant FIFER], daughter of Jacob and Jane (COPLEN) FIFER, was born in Marshall county on Dec. 10,1868, and on Nov. 20, 1888 became the bride of John W. MIKESELL, who preceded her in death. She was a devout member of the Talma Methodist church and of the Gleaners Society.
Surviving are four sons, Alvin [MIKESELL], of Warsaw; Omer [MIKESELL] of Chicago; Clarence [MIKESELL] of near Talma; and Ervin [MIKESELL] of Wheadon, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Goldie COGGINS of Oak Park,Ill.; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, William FIFER, of Tippecanoe. A grandson, Omer MIKESELL lost his life in World War II.
Final rites will be in charge of Rev. KUHN of Mentone. The body will be returned this evening from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence, where friends may pay respects.

Tuesday, November 6, 1945

William Henry Carrothers
William Henry CARROTHERS, retired farmer, passed away Monday evening five o'clock at his home in Akron. Death resulted from complications following an illness of over two years. He had been a resident of Akron for the past 12 years moving there from Miami county, Ind.
Mr. Carrothers was born June 2nd., 1897 in Butler township, Miami county, Ind. His first marriage was to Viola BIGGS on Feb. 16th, 1893 who preceded in death on October 24th, 1923. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Ross CLEMANS on December 10th, 1924. His parents were George and Harriet CARROTHERS. Mr. Carrothers was a member of the Akron Methodist church and was on the board of stewards of the church.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Victor CARROTHERS, of Gilead; one son and one daughter deceased; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Akron Methodist church. Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER and Rev. Fred VINCENT will officiate. Interment will be made in the Ebenezer cemetery, southwest of Gilead. The body will be removed from the Moyer funeral home to the Carrothers home Wednesday afternoon where friends may call to pay their respects.

Julia McClure
Funeral services for Mrs. James (Julia) McCLURE, 72, who passed away Monday afternoon at her home in Fostoria, Ohio, will be held Thursday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman mortuary in Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will offriciate and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Mrs. McClure formerly resided at Walnut and left that community about 35 years ago to make home in Ohio. Surviving are her husband, three daughters and four sons.
The body will arive at the Grossman home Wednesday afternoon where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Elizabeth Davidson
Old friends here today learned of the death in Jeffersonville, Ind., of Miss Elizabeth DAVIDSON, who succumbed to complications Oct. 29 at her home there.
Miss Davidson will be remembered as the sister of the late LaMont DAVIDSON, a music teacher and band leader in this city several years. ago. During his residence here, she acted as his companion and made many friends in the city.

Mrs. Frank Pontius
Mrs. Frank PONTIUS, of Athens, passed away suddenly at 9:30 a.m. today from a heart attack which she suffered at her home. Her many friends throughout Athens and this city were shocked by the news of her passing. Mrs. Pontius and her husband were in Rochester Sunday evening where they with Mr. and Mrs. Del SMITH of this city attended the local theatre.
The Pontiuses have resided at Athens for a number of years. Mr. Pontius who was an employee of the Erie Railroad retired a few yers ago.
Mrs. Pontius is survived by her husband; three sons and three brothers. Del SMITH of this city is a brother.
A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday November 7, 1945

Amos Mathew Johnson
Final rites for Amos Mathew JOHNSON, 46, who succumbed Tuesday afternoon to a heart attack near Francesville, Ind., will be held from the Rochester Church of God on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
Johnson, a truck line operator for the past several years, slumped at the wheel of his truck about 4:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon on Road 114, near Francesvillle as he was enroute from Rensselaer to Rochester with a load of grain consigned to a local elevator. A helper, Alva VORE, riding with him succeeded in stopping the truck before an accident occurred, and later took Johnson to Francesville where a physician pronounced him dead.
Born in Fulton county May 16, 1899, the deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wyle JOHNSON. For a number of years he represented an insurance company as its agent here. Later he entered the trucking business in which he has since been engaged. He was married at Ladysmith, Wis., in 1918 to Ethel Mae SWIHART, who survives at the family residence, 1401 Elm street, this city.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James C. BARNES of Rochester, and Pearlie JOHNSON, at home; a son, Lamar [JOHNSON]; one sister, Mrs. Ida RICHARDS; a brother, Alvin [JOHNSON[, and a half-sister, Mrs. Ella PETTY, all of Rochester.

Charles Elmer Pearson
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend for Charles Elmer PEARSON, 83, formerly of Rochester, who died at his home in South Bend Monday. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery there.
He was born March 8,1862, in Rochester and was married to Alwilda Jane CARTER. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sidney CRESSY and Mrs. Ernest HAYWORTH; one son,Walter [PEARSON], all of South Bend; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

May Pontius
Funeral services for Mrs. May PONTIUS who died Tuesday morning at her home in Athens will be held Friday afternoon two p.m. at the Athens United Brethren church. Rev. HARDY will be in charge of the rite and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetry at Athens.
Mrs. Pontius was born [May SMITH] in Indiana on September 10th, 1880, the daughter of Albert and Nancy SMITH. She was a member of the Athens U. B. church and had a host of friends throughout the county.
Survivors are her husband, Frank PONTIUS; three sons, George [PONTIUS], of Huntington; Ralph [PONTIUS] of Elkhart; Lt. Raymond [PONTIUS] of Augusta, Ga.; her mother, Mrs. Nancy SMITH; four brothers, D. G. SMITH, of Rochester; Edward SMITH of South Bend; Curtis SMITH, of Granger, Ind., J. M. SMITH of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Fay PICK, of South Bend; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body will be returned from the Moyer funeral home in Akron to the Pontius residence this evening where friends may call.

Thursday, November 8, 1945

Frank Helvey
Death came this morning to Frank HELVEY, 64, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jacob RUFE of Akron. He had been in ill health several years, during which time he suffered from complictions.
He was born near Roann on July 25, 1881, the son of Benjamin and Martha HELVEY, and moved to Henry township about 40 years ago. During his active years he was engaged in farming. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
In a ceremony performed at Gilead on Christmas Day, 1901, he was united in marriage with Florence ERB, who preceded him in death about two years ago;
Surviving are five sons, Robert [HELVEY] of Almond, Wis., John [HELVEY] of South Bend, Frank [HELVEY], Jr., with the armed forces and now enroute from India, and Morris [HELVEY], of near Akron; one daughter, Mrs. Ester MILLER of Los Angeles, Calif; four brothers, Claude [HELVEY] of Akron, Roy [HELVEY] of Gary, Horace [HELVEY] of Detroit and George [HELVEY] of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Omer FISHER, Denver, Ind., and Mrs. Jacob RUFE of Akron, with whom he made his home; and twelve grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Earl Henderson
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Harrison chapel, Kewanna, for Earl HENDERSON, 57, who passed away after a brief illness at the Cass County hospital, Logansport, Wednesday afternoon. The Don Moore Post, American Legion, of Kewanna will be in charge of the final rites and burial will be made in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
The deceased, son of Eli and Lorinda HENDERSON, was born in Fulton county May 23, 1888, and has been a resident of the Kewanna community all of his life. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Don Moore post American Legion in Kewanna. For the past several months he has operated a filling station at the intersection of state roads 14 and 17, north of Kewanna.
Survivors ar the wife, Margaret [HENDERSON]; one son; a brother, Bert [HENDERSON] of Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Mahala HUDKINS of East Jordan, Mich., and one grandchild.
The body will rest at the Harrison funeral home until the funeral hour.

Friday, November 9, 1945

Will H. Pilkenton
Friends here have received news of the death from a heart attack brought on by an illness of a few days from pneumonia, of Will H. PILKENTON of Farmer City, Ill.
Mr. Pilkenton was the brother of Mrs. Nina BOYCE (deceased) and the son of Mrs. J. G. THOMAS who formerly lived in Rochester. The letter also stated that Mrs. Thomas is very ill at her home at 300 West Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Saturday, November 10, 1945

Lloyd G. Millisor
Relatives and friends here have been advised of the death in Newark, Ohio on Nov. 4, of Lloyd G. MILLISOR, 63, a native of Fulton county and for many years athletic coach of the Newark High School.
Of him, the Newark Advocate says:
"Mr. Millisor was in charge of athletics at the local High School for 25 years. He came to Newark from Madison, Indiana where he had been associated with school athletics.
"The son of the late Joseph and Sarah (ANDERSON) MILLISOR, he was born in Kewanna, Ind., June 23, 1882. He attended Kewanna schools and was a graduate of Rochester (Ind.) college. He was a member of the Masonic orders and of the Rochester lodge Knights of Pythias."
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Newark and burial was made there.
A cousin, Mrs. Ezra JONES, and several other relatives reside in Fulton county.

Frank Helvey
Final rites for Frank HELVEY, Henry township farmer who expired early Thursday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jacob RUFE, Akron, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery, Akron.

Milton Lemon
Funeral services will be held at Idaville, Ind., at one o'clock Monday afternoon for Milton LEMON, 87, who passed away Friday afternoon at the Stansbury nursing home in this city Death climaxed an illness of about 10 days.
He was born near Cambridge, Ohio on April 22, 1858, the son of A. M. and Ann LEMON. He resided in Rochester for several years and later went to White and Carroll counties where he taught school. About 12 years ago he returned to Rochester from Mississippi where he operated a plantation for several years. His wife was the former Abbie TEETER of Monticello.
He was a member of the IOOF lodge of Burnettsville and of the Restitution church of Rensselaer.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jennie THARP and Mrs. William ZINK, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Minnie OSMAN of Detroit, Mich., and one son, Charles [LEMON] of Idaville, Ind., and a brother, Dillon [LEMON], of Pittsburgh, Pa.; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Monday, November 12, 1945

[no obits]

Tuesday, November 13, 1945

Virgil LeRoy Slonaker
Death early this morning called Virgil LeRoy SLONAKER, 31, at his home on route 1, south of Rochester, following an illness of six months, due to complications.
The deceased, son of Leonard and Daisy (FEECE) SLONAKER, ws born in Pulaski county on June 13, 1914, but came early in life to Fulton county, where he has since resided.
On Feb. 4, 1938, he was united in marriage, at a ceremony performed in South Bend, to Irma Rose HEISER, who, with a daughter, Sue [SLONAKER], a son Dean [SLONAKER]; parents; three sisters, Doris [SLONAKER] and Esther SLONAKER and Mrs. Marguerita NORRIS, and two brothers, all of Rochester, survive.
Final rites will be held from Trinity Evangelical church at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Hobart, assisted by the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, officiating. Burial will be in Masonic cemetery at Culver.
The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the residence this evening, where friends may pay respects.

Earl D. Engle
Earl D. ENGLE, 55, well known farmer of Henry township passed away 3:15 Monday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complications following several weeks illness. The Engle farm home is located north of Akron.
Mr. Engle was born October 9th, 1890 in the Beaver Dam community. He was the son of Randolph and Ann ENGLE. He was married on November 26th, 1909. Mr. Engle was a member of the Brethren Church of Akron.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Sgt. Devon [ENGLE] and Wayne [ENGLE], a daughter, Pauline [ENGLE], all at home; four brothers, Ivan [ENGLE] of Burkett, Odie [ENGLE], of Akron, Merle [ENGLE] of Warsaw, Willis [ENGLE] of Warsaw; five sisters, Ina ENGLE, Mrs. Erma PRATT, both of Warsaw, Mrs. Elsa LINDSEY, of South Bend, Berneice ENGLE of Warsaw and Mrs. Goldie NELSON, of Silver Lake.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Brethren Church in Akron. Rev. William OBERHOLSER will officiate and interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body was returned from the Moyer funeral home to the Engle residence Tuesday afternoon where friends may call.

John Wesley Swick
John Wesley SWICK, 76, a resident of Beaver Dam until he moved to Akron a month ago, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning at his home. Death was due to complications following a stroke of paralysis a year ago. He had been seriously ill for a month.
Mr. Swick was born near Beaver Dam on July 18, 1869, the son of Henry and Elizabeth SWICK. On October 9, 1898, he married Louise SUMME, who survives. He was a retired farmer.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Akron Church of God of which he was a member. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate with burial in the IOOF cemetery there.
Other survivors are five daughters, Mrs. E. E. PERRY, Washington, D.C., Mrs. Faye CARTER, Charleston, W. Va, Miss Dorothy [SWICK] and Miss Lena [SWICK] of Akron, and Mrs. Leo ANGLIN of Milford, Ind.; three sons, Dowe [SWICK] of Rosedale, Ind., Everett [SWICK] and Jay [SWICK] of Akron, and Major Dale SWICK, stationed in Persia; three brothers, Jesse [SWICK], Herman [SWICK] and Ray [SWICK], and one sister, Mrs. Ella SANER, all of Akron; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Margaret Elizabeth Trent
Final rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday aftrnoon for Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth TRENT, 85, life-long resident of the Deedsville, Ind., community, who died at 9:10 o'clock Sunday evening.
Mrs. Trent passed away at her home in Deedsville after being in failing health for two years. Rev. David LIVENGOOD will officiate at the service at the United Brethren church, of which she was a member, with burial in the Chili cemetery.
The deceased [Margaret Elizabeth MARTINDALE] was born in Chili on July 16, 1860, the daughter of David and Elizabeth GUY MARTINDALE. On November 4, 1880, she married Thompson S. TRENT, who died in 1933.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cleo HUTCHINS, route three, Peru, and Miss Miriam TRENT at home; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three children are deceased.
The body will be taken from the Kline funeral home at Denver to the residence in Deedsville at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, where friends may call.

Wednesday, November 14, 1945

Roger Daoust
Friends here have been informed of the death in Columbus, Ohio, of Roger DAOUST, well-known Defiance, Ohio, contractor and owner of the construction company which bears his name.
Mr. Daoust will be remembered here as the builder of pavement between the city and Lake Manitou, now designated as road 14, and other construction projects in this community. He was the owner of a cottage on the East shore where he spent many summers as a lake resident. A more comprehensive account will appear in the newspaper as quickly as the data becomes available.

Thursday, November 15, 1945

Alva L. Porter
South Bend, March 15. - Alva L. PORTER, 80, custodian of the River Park branch library, died in St. Joseph hospital yesteray from injuries sufered Nov. 1 when his car collided with an auto driven by Harold F. MOULDS, 37. Death was held due to pneumonia resulting from the shock, a fracture of his left chest bone and secondary hemhorrages.
Mr. Porter formerly resided in Culver and has many friends throughout the western section of Marshall county.

Friday, November 16, 1945

Edward M. Burton
Funeral services will be held at the Fletchers Lake Methodist church on Sunday afternoon for Edward M. BURTON, 80, a retired farmer who passed away at his home two miles west of Fulton Thursday afternoon. Rites will be in charge of the Rev. Robert BAYLES and burial will be made in Fletchers Lake cemetery. Death followed an illness of three weeks, due to paralysis.
Born on July 26, 1865, in Lockport, Ind., the son of Francis and Mary BURTON, he was married to Mary GUGLE on March 2, 1850. She preceded him in death in 1919. He was a member of the Fletchers Lake Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Grace WILSON of Indianapolis, Mrs. Celeste ALBER of Walton and Mrs. Effie GRAHAM of Rochester; two sons, Fred [BURTON] of Fulton and George [BURTON] of South Bend; fifteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Emma GUGLE of Marion, also survives.

Perry Ross Shelton
Funeral rites have been set for Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence, seven miles south of Rochester, for Perry Ross SHELTON, 49, who died suddenly this morning in a heat attack. Funeral services will be in charge of the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR and burial will be made at Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.
The deceased, son of Thomas and Jane (LACKEY) SHELTON was born in the Green Oak Community on Sept. 14, 1866. With the exception of about ten years, when he lived in Argos, he has been a resident of Fulton county all of his life. For many years he has lived at the present residence near Lake Nyona, and was well and favorably known to a large group of friends and neighbors.
At a ceremony performed at Perrysburg in 1898 he was united in marriage with Carrie STEELE, who, with one brother, Isaac [SHELTON] of South Bend and several nephews and nieces, survive.
The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence late Saturday evening.

Saturday November 17, 1945

Benjamin Franklin Large
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home for Benjamin Franklin LARGE, 71, who succumbed Friday night to a stroke of paralysis at the Stansbury nursing home, where he was taken several days ago. Rites will be in charge of the Rev. Floyd PAXTON of the Church of the Nazarene and burial will be at Mt. Zion cemetery.
The deceased was born in the Mt. Zion neighborhood on Sept. 27, 1874, the son of James and Catherine (BATZ) LARGE. He has been a resident of the county almost all of his life, and for the past few years had made his home in the Barrett apartments on East Seventh street. He was never married.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah MOORE of Aldine, Indiana and Mrs. Clara BUTLER, route 2, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
The body will rest at the funeral home until the funeral hour.

Roger Daoust
Defiance, Ohio, Nov. 16. - Solemn requiem high mass was held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church here for Roger DAOUST, Defiance road contractor. The time of the rites was set Thursday after word from a son, Lt. Comdr. Roger H. DAOUST, that he is flying home from Hawaii. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Daoust died early in the week at a Columbus, Ohio sanitarium, following a lengthy illness. He was well known in Rochester where he made his summer home at Lake Manitou during contracting operations in this section of the state several years ago.

Monday, November 19, 1945

Clifford S. Puterbaugh
Brooding over ill health which he had sufferd for the past several months caused Clifford S. PUTERBAUGH, farmer residing near Argos to commit suicide Sunday morning. The body of Mr. Puterbaugh, was found hanging from the hayloft of the barn by Mrs. Puterbaugh shortly after eight o'clock yesterday after she became apprehensive about her husband's return from the usual morning chores. Dr. Gleason MACKEY, of Culver, acting coroner, pronounced death due to suicide.
Mr. Puterbaugh, who had been in failing health for some time was well known throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties. He had been a resident of the Argos community for practically all of his life.
Mr. Puterbaugh was born June 15th, 1887, at Great Bend, Kans., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi PUTERBAUGH. He was united in marriage with Bertha ROSE on May 31, 1917 at Elgin, Ill. Mr. Puterbaugh was a member of the Walnut church of the Brethren.
Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine CONDON, of Culver, Mrs. Marjory SLOUGH, of Plymouth; a brother A. D. PUTERBAUGH of Detroit, and a sister, Mrs. George SNYDER of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with Rev. Kenneth LONG officiating. Interment will be in the Walnut cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home, Argos up until one p.m. Tuesday where friends may call.

Robert Graham, Sr.
Gordon GRAHAM, route 3, Rochester has been notified of the death of his father, Robert GRAHAM, Sr., which occurred early this morning in a Bluffton, Indiana hospital, following an illness of three days, due to complications from a fall he sustained recently. He was 87 years old.
The deceased resided on a farm three miles west of Bluffton where he was well and favorably known. Besides the son here, he is survived by the wife and a son, William [GRAHAM], of Bluffton, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at the residence at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in Bluffton.

Ida M. King
Mrs. Ida M. KING, 70, died in the home of Cary E. WILSON, Macy route 2, at 2:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon after an illness of six months.
The daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth SECRIST YOUNG, Mrs. King [Ida M. YOUNG] was born in Akron, and was married to William KING on Aug. 11, 1884. He preceded her in death in 1939.
Mrs. King wasa member of the Peru Methodist church and had been a resident of Peru for the past 15 years.
The body was removed to the Drake funeral home, Peru, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. SCHEUMAN of Macy officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Ruth Cosgrove
Mrs. Ruth COSGROVE, 50, succumbed this morning to a brief illness at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ray Woodcox, 481 East Ninth street. Death was attributd to pneumonia.
Born near Leiters Ford on Sept. 5, 1895, she was the daughter of Eugene H. and Laura (HEATER) RALSTON. On October 19, 1916 she became the bride of Frank COSGROVE who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Cosgrove returned to Fulton county from Plymouth about two years ago, and has since resided here. She was a member of the Plymouth P. A. C. club.
Surviving are her mother of Argos; and five sisters, Mrs. Floyd DICKEY, Ashland, Ore.; Mrs. Mary SCROXTON, Chicago, Mrs. Ethel POOR, Argos, Mrs. Cora CRAWFORD, Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. [Ray] WOODCOX, here.
The body lies at the Foster funeral home while funeral arrangements are pending.

Raymond Arthur Hoffman
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the United Brethren church for Raymond Arthur HOFFMAN, 44, of Chicago, who passed away at the Billings Hospital in Chicago following a major operation. Rites will be in charge of the Rev. David LIVENGOOD, assisted by Rev. George CRANE, with burial in IOOF cemetery.
The deceased was born near Rochester on Dec. 14, 1900, the son of Alvin and Dora (OGDEN) HOFFMAN. His boyhood was spent southwest of Rochester and he attended the Rochester high school. Later he made his residence in Chicago for the past 24 years.
Seventeen years ago he founded the Raymond A. Hoffman Music Co., which he had successfully continued until his death. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the First Methodist church of Evanston, Ill.
Surviving are the wife and five sons, Arthur [HOFFMAN], John [HOFFMAN], Charles [HOFFMAN], Billy [HOFFMAN] and Roger [HOFFMAN]; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin HOFFMAN; four sisters, Mrs. Bernice HUNN of Muskegon, Mich. Lucille PEAK, Letitia GREER, Marjorie HOFFMAN and one brother, Milo HOFFMAN, all of Chicago.
Short services will be held in Chicago on Tuesday morning and the body will be brought to the United Brethren church here for the afternoon service.

Tuesday, November 20, 1945

Ruth Cosgrove
Final rites for Mrs. Ruth COSGROVE, who died Monday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ray WOODCOX, 481 East Ninth St., will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.

Wednesday, November 21, 1945

Minnie Leola Overmyer
Mrs. George [Minnie Leola] OVERMYER, 69, passed away at 2:10 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home three miles southeast of this city on Road 31. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Overmyer was a life-long resident of Fulton county and had a host of friends throughout this community.
Minnie Leola [MEYER], daughter of Henry and Catherine MEYER, was born at Fulton, Ind. on Aug. 18, 1876. Her first marriage was to Jesse BALDWIN on Dec. 12, 1900. On Dec. 5, 1936, she was united in marriage with George OVERMYER, well-known farmer residing southeast of this city.
Survivors include five children by her first marriage, a son, Charles BALDWIN; four daughters, Mrs. Harley OVERMYER, Mrs. Fred MASTEN, Mrs. Herbert BAUER, all of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Oren LEEDY of this city; a step-son, Russell OVERMYER and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. O. C. LEMERT of Walkerton, Ind., officiating. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery. The body will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the Overmyer residence this evening where friends may call.

Thursday, November 22, 1945

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 23, 1945

Margaret May Jones
Miss Margaret May JONES, 36, passed away at 11:55 o'clock Wednesday night at her home in Delong. Death resulted from complications. Miss Jones, who had been ill for the past three months, had resided at Delong for the past 20 years, moving there from Kentucky.
Margaret May, daughter of Hulphrey and Lydia O'DELL JONES, was born Dec. 19, 1906, in [Laurel] county, Kentucky. Prior to her last illness she was employed by the U. S. Rubber Co. at Mishawaka.
Surviving are her mother, of Delong; the father, who resides in [Laurel] county, Kentucky; two brothers, Roland [JONES] and Eugene [JONES], both of Delong; and three sisters, Mrs. John DECKER, Mrs. Vera KREICHER of Delong and Mrs. Esther CROCK of Kentucky.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Leitrs Ford chapel with Rev. ADAMS of Hobart in charge. Interment will be in the South Germany cemetery. The body was removed to the Jones residence from the Foster funeral home Thursday where friends may call.

Benjamin F. Carr
Benjamin F. CARR, 88, for many years one of the prominent farmers of the McKinley neighborhood, east of this city, passed away at 10:00 o'clock Wednesday night at the Ewing nursing home in this city following a long illness, due to complications. He has been a patient at the home since February, 1944, but had been bedfast only about three weeks. He was the last of a family of ten children.
Born in the McKinley neighborhood on June 13, 1857, he was the son of Reuben and Anna (MORRIS) CARR. On May 18, 1879, he was united in marriage with Catherine Clarista WAGONER and thereafter established a farm home near the old McKinley school, where he resided all of his life. Following the death of Mrs. Catherine CARR, he married Ella DOFF in Fulton county on Aug. 29, 1937. Mrs. Ella CARR, who survives, is now a patient at the nursing home.
Surviving, besides the wife, are five sons, Fred [CARR] and Harley [CARR] of Rochester, Lon [CARR] of Akron, Ray [CARR] of Argos and Stanley [CARR] of Montoursville, Pa.; several step-children; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Final services will be held from the Rochester Christian church, of which he was a member, at 2:00 o'clock Sunday aftrnoon with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery. The body rests at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, where it will remain until 1:00 p.m. Sunday. From 1:00 to 2:00 o'clock it will lie in state at the church.

Kate Brower
Death came shortly after midnight last night to claim one of Rocheter's oldest and most beloved women, Mrs. Kate BROWER, 88, who fell victim to complications at the home of her son, Harry, 217 West Fourth street. She had been in failing health about two years, the last two weeks, seriously ill.
Affectionately known to a large circle of friends as "Mother" Brower, she spent a lifetime of activitiy, as along as health permitted, in spreading cheer and happiness among her host of friends. She was the oldest and a most devout member of the Rochester Presbyterian church, a charter member of the American Legion Ausiliary, and an active member of the Order of Eastern Star of this city.
Born [Kate ENGLISH] in Chicago on May 29, 1857, she was the daughter of Thomas and Eliza ENGLISH. On Nov. 30, 1876, at a ceremony performed in Fox Lake, Wis., she was united in marriage with L. K. BROWER, deceased. With him she established a home in Beaver Dam, Wis., and 67 years ago, came with him to Rochester, where she has since resided.
Surviving are the son Harry [BROWER] of Rochester; a nephew, Judge Roy PROCTOR, and niece, Miss Helen PROCTOR, Madison, Wis., and three grandchildren, Donald BROWER of Kokomo, Fred BROWER of Anderson and Mrs. Dale WELTY of Rochester. Five children preceded her in death.
Final rites will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 3:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL officiating. The body will rest at the funeral home until the hour of the service. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.

Lloyd R. Hagan
Relatives here have been informed of the death near Chatfield, Ohio on Wednesday evening, of Lloyd R. HAGAN, 45, son of the late John and Rose HAGAN of Rochester, and brother of Ed [HAGAN], route 1, and Otis [HAGAN], route 3.
Death came in an airplane crash near the little village west of Bucyrus, as Hagan and a companion were flying to Detroit, Mich., to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Hagan was identified, according to Sheriff Ralph SCHRECK of Bucyrus, by his baggage, as the body was so badly charred, as was that of his companion, that identification was impossible.
Hagan, a graduate of Rochester schools, was a veteran of World War I. He left Rochester after his return from service and settled in Detroit where he joined the fire department of that city. A few years ago he was retired from service. An avid air enthusiast, he took up active flying and for some time had been employed as a pilot for General Motors. It is reported that he had taken a load of GMC officials to an eastern city and was enroute home when his fuel ran out and he was forced to land. The plane struck a tree, turned over and burned, trapping both occupants.
The deceased was born near Rochester in 1900 and resided in and around this city until he finished school. He visited here often, usually coming back to his old hometown by plane.
Surviving are the wife and four children of Detroit; two brothers, Ed [HAGAN] and Otis [HAGAN], and one sister, Mrs. Frank SAUSAMAN, all of Rochester, and three other sisters, Miss Pearl HAGAN of Detroit, Mrs. Effie KLINE of Elkhart and Mrs. Ruth TOMPKINS of Indianapolis. A brother, Charles [HAGAN], died several years ago.
Federal inspectors from Toledo investigated the crash. Final rites and burial will be observed at Detroit, although arrangements are incomplete.

Roger Daoust
A detailed report of the recent death of Roger DAOUST, which appeared in the Defiance Crescent News edition of Nov. 14 is herewith published in part. Mr. Daoust, well known contractor, had many friends throughout Fulton county and for a number of years spent his summers at his lake home on the east shore of Lake Manitou.
"Roger Daoust of Defiance, well-known road building contractor in Ohio and Indiana, and former Defiance county auditor and bank and loan director, died Tuesday at 3:10 p.m. in McMillen sanitarium, Columbus. He was 67 years old.
"Mr. Daoust leaves his 93-year-old mother, Mrs. Martine DAOUST, 673 Perry street; his widow, the former Gertrude BRADY of Defiance to whom he was married on July 26, 1910; four sons, two daughters, two sisters and seven grandchildren. His father, Napoleon DAOUST, and two brothers, Hector [DAOUST] and Charles DAOUST, prceded him in death.
"The sons are: Lt.-Comdr. Roger H. DAOUST, now in the Pacific who has been in the service three years; William E. DAOUST of Defiance, Ralph R. DAOUST of Knightstown, Ind., and Lt. Fred J. DAOUST now at home. Daughters are: Miss Grace V. DAOUST, at home, and Mrs. E. G. UADEAN, Jr., of Carlisle, Pa. Sisters are Mrs. George BEARD of Defiance and Mrs. Hillis BOWLBY of Gary, Ind.
"Mr. Daoust was born in Defiance June 30, 1878, educated in Defiance public schools and Defiance college.
"As a young man, he worked for the Vandenbrook clothing store and later was in the clothing businessas Daoust and Douty, a partnership with George DOUTY. While in the clothing business he served the city as treasurer.
"He became Defiance county auditor in October, 1913, and served in that capacity until Aug. 1, 1917, when he resigned to enter the road contracting bsiness. As a partner of Frank NEWELL of Defiance, he constructed the Jewell road and later operated as an individual to build many miles of state and county roads in Ohio. Upon his completion in 1926 of U.S. route 24, east of Defiance, Mr. Daoust confined his construction to highways in Indiana.
"He was a director of the old Merchants National bank and later the National bank of Defiance. Following this, he was a director of the Defiance Home Saving and Loan Association, a post he resigned when his health began failing.
"For many years Mr. Daoust was financial secretary of Defiance BPOE lodge; was a member of the Knights of Columbus; Defiance Volunteer Fireman's Association; a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, where he was a councilman for many years, and of the Holy Name society of the church."

Saturday, November 24, 1945

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Monday, November 26, 1945

Margaret E. Foster
Mrs. Margaret E. FOSTER, 70, passed away at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leroy KIRKPATRICK, four miles west of Rochester on the Burton road of complications following an illness of one year.
Born [Margaret E. DUDGEON] on Nov. 12, 1875, in Fulton county, the daugher of Harrison and Margaret DUDGEON, Mrs. Foster had been a lifelong resident in this area. Her husband, the late William FOSTER, was a former trustee of Rochester township.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ruth BRANSTRATER of Waukegan, Ill., Mrs. Mabel DREW of Whiting, Ind., Mrs. Jean KENT of Sweetzer, Ind., and Mrs. Catherine MOORE, Mrs. Margaret KISTLER and Mrs. Ethel KIRKPATRICK, all of Rochester; four sons, Louis [FOSTER] and George [FOSTER], both of Waukegan, Ill., Herbert [FOSTER], of Mishawaka and Ora [FOSTER] of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. William BURKETT of Richland Center, Ind., and twenty-one grandchildren. A son, Charles [FOSTER] preceded her in death. She was a member of the Burton church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Foster funeral home, the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.

Nina J. McClure
Local relatives and acquaintances have learned of the death of Mrs. John L. [Nina J.] McCLURE, age 83 years, which occurred at the late residence 157 1/2 North Arnaz Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif., on October 20th. The funeral services and interment were at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif. on October 24th.
The deceased was born in Henry county, Ind., December 10, 1862, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. PENDLETON. Nina J. PENDLETON came to Fulton county with her parents and eight brothers and sisters, and was the last surviving member of the family. She was united in marriage March 15, 1883, with John L. McCLURE, who passed away July 5, 1944.
The McClure family resided in Rochester for many years and until Mr. McClure's retirement and removal to California. The immediate surviving relatives are Miss Belle McCLURE and Mrs. Maude M. BLAIR, daughters, both of Beverly Hills; a granddaugter, and two great-grandchildren.

George Charles Kallenback
George Charles KALLENBACK, 63, passed away two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Murphy hospital at Warsaw, Ind. Death resulted from heart trouble following a lengthy illness. For the past several weeks Mr. and Mrs. Kallenback had been residing with Mr. and Mrs. Harley WARREN, northeast of this city.
Mr. Kallenback was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., on October 3, 1892. His wife was formerly Cleo BYRER, of Talma. For the past nine years the Kallenbacks resided in Chicago.
Surviving are his wife, father, George KALLENBACK and a sister, Mrs. Irene McCORMICK, all of Ft. Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at the Mentone Methodist church, Tuesday 2 p.m. with Rev. Arthur HARMON, of Lafayette, in charge. Interment will be in the Mentone cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Reed mortuary in Mentone, up until the hour of the services.

Rolla Stookey
Mrs. H. L. STOOKEY of Fulton has been notified of the death in Gresham, Oregon of her son, Rolla STOOKEY, 53, who passed away Saturday evening Nov. 24 in the western city.
Born in Fulton county in 1892, the son of Harry and Matilda (BOOK) STOOKEY, he left Indiana about 16 years ago and settled in Oregon. He has since resided there.
He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia HAZEN; children; mother; one brother, Oral J. [STOOKEY], of Peru; and four sisters, Mrs. John BRICE of Chicago, Mrs. Edith DAVIS of Rochester, Mrs. Ernest BECKER of Fulton, and Mrs. Sylvester MARONEY of Lucerne.
Because of the distance, his mother states she will not be able to attend the funeral services which will be held in Gresham, with burial there.

Tuesday, November 27, 1945

Eugene Spencer
Funeral services for Eugene SPENCER, 43, of 627 Madison street, will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in Round Lake cemetery, near Grass Creek.
Spencer, who was employed at an A & P. grocery and market at 3021 Mishawaka avenue, South Bend, died Monday, shortly after noon, from loss of blood, following an accident two hours earlier when a knife with which he was boning out meat, slipped, struck him in the groin and severed an artery. Although given blood plasma, all efforts to save his life were futile
The deceased had been employed at the South Bend market since the closing of the Bendix plant where he had been employed throughout the war years as a foreman. Previous to that time he had managed local meat markets and at one time was employed by the Rochester water works department.
Born in Kewanna, Jan. 27, 1902, he was the son of Adelbert and Birdie SPENCER. On Aug. 17, 1926, he was united in marriage with Nobelene BROOKER, who is now the chief clerk at the Fulton county war price and rationing board.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a son James [SPENCER] and a daughter Jean Ann [SPENCER]; the mother; a brother, Neil [SPENCER], of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur BURNS and Mrs. Richard FRYE, both of South Bend.
The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Garfield Chilcott
Garfield CHILCOTT, 64, retired engineer and machinist, and veteran of two wars, died at 9:10 this morning at the veteran's hospital, Marion, Ind., following a week of serious illness. Death was due to pneumonia.
Chilcott, a member of both the Spanish-American War Veterans' Association and The American Legion, came here about seven years ago from Cass County. Shortly thereafter he was stricken by illness and removed to the Marion hospital, where he has since remained. He was born in Cass county on Dec. 4, 1880, the son of Benjamin and Adeline CHILCOTT. During his active years he was a locomotive engineer and machinist.
In a ceremony performed April 6, 1933 at South Bend, he was united in marriage with Ruth FELTY who now resides at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ira BAKER in the Woodrow neighborhood, south of the city.
By a former marriage, he was the father of nine sons, eight of whom survive. They are: Harold [CHILCOTT] and Garfield [CHILCOTT], Monticello; Gerald [CHILCOTT] of California; James [CHILCOTT], John [CHILCOTT] and Robert [CHILCOTT] in the services; Howard [CHILCOTT] of Gary and Donald [CHILCOTT] of Logansport. A son, Gilbert [CHILCOTT] preceded him in death.
He served in the Spanish-American war, Philippine Insurrection, and was a second lieutenant in World War I.
Funeral services are incomplete. The body will be brought tonight to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home here.

Floyd Gagnon
The death in a Warsaw hospital this morning of Floyd GAGNON, Akron, has been reported. He has been employed for several years with the Indiana Pipe Line Co., with headquarters in Akron, where he resided with his wife and two sons. Death followed an illness of 10 days, and was attributed to complications.
A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's paper.

Edward Jurgensmyer
Word of the death of his brother, Edward [JURGENSMYER], at his home in Crawfordsville was received by William JURGENSMYER, route 5.
Death followed a stroke of paralysis which the deceased suffered on Nov. 23. Survivors including the brother, are the wife and one daughter. Final rites were held in Crawfordsville this afternoon.

Wednesday, November 28, 1945

Floyd Joseph Gagnon
Final rites for Floyd Joseph GAGNON, of Akron, who passed away Tuesday morning in the McDonald hospital Warsaw, will be held at the Akron Church of God, Thursday 1:30 p.m. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF Roann. Death came following a major operation which he underwent on November 17th. He had been in ill health for over a year.
Mr. Gagnon was born March 6th, 1903 in Iroquois County, Ill. His parents were Edward and Armine GAGNON. He was married to Fay CRISP on Sept. 22, 1926 in Wabash county, Ind. For many years he was employed as welder for the Indiana Pipe Line Company.
Survivors are the widow; two sons, Marion [GAGNON] and Marvin [GAGNON] at home; his mother, Mrs. Armine GAGNON; nine brothers, Walter [GAGNON], of Laketon, O'Neal [GAGNON] of Akron, Arthur [GAGNON], Wilfred [GAGNON], Lawrence [GAGNON], Rosewell [GAGNON], all of Silver Lake; Russell [GAGNON] of North Manchester; Orville [GAGNON], of Akron; Blair [GAGNON] of Akron and a sister, Mrs. Loretta HANCOCK of Roann.

J. M. Gillespie
J. M. GILLESPIE, 67, well-known farmer residing two miles east of Silver Lake, passed away 7:05 Tuesday evening at his home following an illness of several months duration. Mr. Gillespie suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago. The gillespies had been residents of Kosciusko county for a number of years, moving there from Van Wert, Ohio.
Survivors are his wife, and the following children, Miss Olive GILLESPIE, of Rochester; William [GILLESPIE], Betty [GILLESPIE] and Maxine [GILLESPIE], all at home and Mrs. Cyrus SUMME, of northeast of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the United Brethren church in Silver Lake. The body lies in state at the Gillespie home where friends may call.

Thursday, November 29, 1945

Albert Iler
Death on Wednesday afternoon claimed Albert ILER, 68, well known farmer of the Walnut community. The end came following an illness of 12 years, during wich he suffered from heart trouble.
He was born in Marshall conty Dec. 26, 1877, the son of Burket and Margaret ILER. He followed farming practically all of his life. On Sept. 8, 1900 he was united in marriage with Ella SNYDER, who with one daughter, Mrs. Hazel MOUISER of Argos; one sister, Mrs. Nora ROHRER; and one brother, John ILER, both of the Argos community, survive. Two children preceded him in death.
Final rites will be held from the Brethren church at Walnut on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Darlington in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
The body has been moved from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the residence. Friends may call.

Grace Rinker
Rochester friends learned late Thursday afternoon of the death at her home in Peru, of Mrs. Grace RINKER, 61, who succumbed to a coronary emblism, following an illness of one day.
Mrs. Rinker, a native of North Grove, Indiana, was born May 6, 1884. During the war years she was employed at The Victory Ordnance Plant, near Mexico, and numbered a long list of friends from Fulton county who were employed there with her. She is survived by a son, Donald [RINKER] in Oregon, and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth SHARP of Peru.
Final rites will be held at The Hammond-Eikenberry funeral home in Peru on Sunday aftrnoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Amboy, Indiana.

Friday, November 30, 1945

Frank M. Gibbons
Funeral services for Frank M. GIBBONS, 83, pioneer Marshall County farmer will be held from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. George DAVIS officiating.
The deceased, who passed away at his home on the Fulton-Marshall county line on Wednesday evening, succumbed to complications after an illness of one year.
Mr .Gibons served as county commissioner for two terms following the elections of 1924. On Feb. 6, 1926 he was united in marriage with Lillie WILSON, who survives, as do four sons, L. J. [GIBBONS] and O. C. GIBBONS, Rochester, Everett [GIBBONS] of Culver and Francis Dale [GIBBONS] of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth FREESE of Rochester, and Miss Clara [GIBBONS] at home; one brother John GIBBONS of Illinois; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Saturday, Decembrer 1, 1945

John F. O'Blenis
John F. O'BLENIS, 64, passed away 7:25 o'clock Saturday morning at his home 119 East Ninth street, this city, following an illness of two weeks from complications. Mr. O'Blenis had been a resident of this community for the past fifty years coming here from Kansas.
John Friend O'BLENIS was born May 5, 1881, at Mount Vernon, Mo. In 1906 he was married to Cora BECK. His parents were Sanford and Matilda (CLARK) O'BLENIS. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. Mr. O'Blenis was a member of the Rochester Townsend club.
Surviving are a son, Max [O'BLENIS], of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Martha McGRIFF and Mrs. A. J. RICE, both of Argos; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Christian church with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD in charge. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed to the O'Blenis residence from the Foster funeral home this evening where friends of the family may call.

Monday, December 3, 1945

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Tuesday, December 4, 1945

[no obits]

Wednesday, December 5, 1945

John Blais
Coroner D. K. STINSON on Tuesday afternoon rendered a verdict of suicide in the death of John "Jack" BLAIS, 55, whose lifeless body was found about 2:00 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Armine GAGNON, northeast of Akron. Ill health was ascribed as the cause for Blais' despondency and act. He had cut his own throat with a razor.
Blais had been at the home of his sister for the past two weeks. For several years he had resided in this city, where he worked as a male nurse. He had attended a number of cases in this community, where he was well known.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Lorraine BLAIS of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. [Armine] GAGNON, Mrs. Ella TEBO of Beaversville, Ill., and Mrs. Della HERBERT of St. Anne, Ill., and two brothers, Louis BLAIS of Martinton, Ill., and Alfonse BLAIS of Beaverville, Ill.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in Log Bethel cemetery.

A. L. Briggs
Relatives here have learned of the death of A. L. BRIGGS, a former Rochester resident, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fern ARMFIELD in Miami, Fla. Final rites will be held from the Evangelical church, Third and North streets, Logansport, on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.

Thursday, December 6, 1945 to Friday, December 7, 1945

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Saturday, December 8, 1945

L. V. Teeter
LT. COL. L. V. TEETER SHOT DOWN OVER CHINA
Mrs. Cleo TEETER, route 5, has received confirmation by the War Department of the death over Luchow, China last June 30, of her son, Lt. Col. L. V. TEETER, 26, who was shot down by Jap gunfire on a bombing mission over enemy territory.
On June 2, 1945, Mrs. Teeter received word from her son that he had completed his 87th bombing mission on Jap held installations, and that on completion of his 100th mission he would doubtless be granted leave to return home for a brief vacation. On June 16, however, the War Department reported him missing in action. That was the last word received concerning him.
Col. Teeter was reared at Fulton where his mother was a teacher in the schools. He was graduated from the high school at Fulton and was an engineering student at Purdue University for three years prior to his enlistment in the army air corps in 1939.
Col. Teeter was a flying instructor at Cochran Field, Ga., for several years before he was sent to the China-India-Burma war theater in July 1944.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Helen HARRIS TEETER and son Loren Vincent [TEETER], Ft. Valley, Ga., his mother who is teaching this winter in the schools at Mishawaka, a sister, Miss Helen TEETER, Indianapolis, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Loren W. HATFIELD and uncle Ralph HATFIELD of Talma.

George H. Crandall
Noblesville, Ind., Dec. 8. - Major George M. Crandall, 76, died Friday at the home of his son, Robert CRANDALL, in Noblesville. He was a graduate of Harvard university.
Maj. Crandall was an instructor in the Milwaukee Academy for a number of years and in 1905 became head of the mathematics department at Culver Military Academy holding that position until his retirement in 1934.

Louise D. Fitton
Death came suddenly to 12-year-old Louise D. FITTON, daughter of Orville and Trelva FITTON of the Beaver Dam community, as she was being taken by ambulance from her home to a hospital Friday evening.
The child had attended school Monday and Tuesday, and was taken ill on Wednesday. By Friday her condition had grown steadily worse and it was thought necessary to hospitalize her. Death is believed to have resulted from pneumonia.
Besides the parents she is survived by maternal grandfather Harvey MEREDITH of Akron, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John FITTON of Burket.
Final rites will be held from Palestine church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in Palestine cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence from the Moyer funeral home in Akron tonight.

Monday, December 10, 1945

Pearl Spry
Mrs. Pearl SPRY, of Lafayette, passed away Saturday in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis. Mrs. Spry, who is well known here, had been a patient in the Indianapolis hospital for the past six weeks.
Survivors include two sons, John McFALL, of St. Louis; Cleon McFALL, of Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Carl DAUHORLE, of this city; Mrs. Sylvia FLANAGAN, of Lafayette; one brother, Curtis CROUSSORE, of this city, and fifteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 3 p.m., at the Bradshaw funeral home, Lafayette.

Tuesday, December 11, 1945

Mary Hoffman
Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, who was, perhaps, Fulton county's oldest resident, died Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank HENDRICKS at Bruce Lake station. She was 99 and a half years of age. Death was ascribed to complications attendant to advanced age. She had been in a serious condition only about one week.
Born [Mary SCHROCH] on June 30, 1846, she was a native of Tazewell county, Illinois, a daughter of Andrew and Anna SCHROCH. She came to Indiana as a small child and spent most of her life in this state. In January of 1879 she was united in marriage with Henry HOFFMAN who preceded her in death in March, 1924. She was a member of the Mennonite church of Goodland, Indiana.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Harvey DUGGETT of Logansport, and Mrs. Anna ROBBINS of California; one son, Charles HOFFMAN of Lisbon, N.D.; nine grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
The body lies at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna pending funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, December 12, 1945

Mary Ellen Wyland
Mrs. Mary Ellen WYLAND, a prominen resident of Elkhart for the past 50 years, passed away at her home 909 South Second street, that city, Tuesday evening. Mrs. Wyland's death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. Prior to her residency in Elkhart the Wylands resided at Goshen for several years.
Mrs. Wyland, who was [Mary Ellen GILBERT], the daughter of William and Martha GILBERT, was born in Elkhart county, Ind., on December 21st, 1861. Her husband, Iverson WYLAND, preceded her in death on August 22nd, 1938. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are a son, Charles WYLAND, of Leiters Ford; and three daughters, Mrs. Day GROVE, Mrs. Della CLIPP and Miss Zoe WYLAND, all of Elkhart.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 Thursday aftrnoon at the Church of the Brethren in Elkhart. Interment will be in the Bantertown cemetery, near Goshen.

Richard Edwards
Simon BAILEY has received word that Richard EDWARDS, aged 21, Indianapolis, was killed in that city Saturday when his delivery motorcycle crashed head-on into a street car. Mr. Edwards, who was the grandson of the late Mrs. Simon BAILEY, recently was discharged from the army.
Surviving are his widow and four-month-old son, Richard William [EDWARDS], in Scotland; his mother, Mrs. Mildred HELTZEL and a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane SPANS, both of Indianapolis, and his father, Richard EDWARDS, Canton, Ohio.

Mary Hoffman
Final rites for Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN will be held from the Community church at Bruce Lake station on Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. The body will be removed from the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Frank HENDRICKS, near Bruce Lake station.

Al Machtmes
Funeral services for Al MACHTMES, 43, formerly of Delong, were held December 4th at the St. Martin Catholic church, Albany, Minn. Mr. Machtmes died in the St. Cloud hospital, on December 1st, relatives at Monterey were advised.
Survivors include his wife, who was formerly Marguerite RUSCHOU, of Monterey, six small children, Pauline [MACHTMES], Donald [MACHTMES], Darleen [MACHTMES], Alvin [MACHTMES], Kathleen [MACHTMES], and Delores [MACHTMES]; his mother and five sisters and brothers.

Frank M. Polley
Frank M. POLLEY, 78, retired Pennsylvania Railroad man and farmer, died Monday of a heart attack in Yankeetown, Florida, relatives were informed Tuesday.
Mr. Polley, who resided north of this city on road 31, left a month ago with Mrs. Polley to spend the winter in the South. Death followed an illness of a week, it was learned here.
The deceased, a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth POLLEY, was born in Aubbeenaubbee township, this county, and was a resident of this county practically all of his life. He served as a track foreman for the Pennsylvania Railrod at Kewanna until retired. Following his retirement from active duty he moved to his farm north of Rochester, where he has since resided.
Surviving are his wife, the former Minnie SMITH; one son, Maynard POLLEY, Buchanan, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Lola DIXON, Mrs. Cleo VALENTINE and Mazell POLLEY, all of South Bend; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Lewis POLLEY, Rochester and one sister, Mrs. Charles MARCELLUS, Defiance, Ohio.
The body will arrive here from Florida Friday morning and will rest at the Foster funeral home until the funeral hour at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Services will be in charge of Rev. O. L. LEMERT, and burial will be in Leiters Ford cemetery.

Thursday, December 13, 1945

Jeanette May Heck
Mrs. Jeanette May HECK, 21, died shortly after noon in MacDonald hospital, Warsaw, of peritonitis from which she had suffered for the past six or seven weeks.
Born [Jeanette May REAKER] June 2, - - - -, at Bremen, Ind., she was the daughter of Carl and Nellie REAKER. On March 17, 1945, she was united in marriage with William HECK and established a home with him at Tippecanoe.
Surviving are the husband; parents; four brothers, George REAKER of South Bend, Earl [REAKER] of Bremen, Everett [REAKER] and Dale [REAKER] at home; one sister, Mrs. Irma CARPENTER, and a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lizzie REAKER of Bremen.
Funeral rites will be held from the Walnut Church of the Brethren at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. CLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
The body will be removed this afternoon from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the residence of the husband's father, where friends may call.

David Judge Hughes
Plymouth, Dec. 13. (INS) - Funeral services were planned today for David Judge HUGHES, five-year-old son of Mrs. Charles E. HUGHES, of Culver, who drowned Wednesday afternoon.
The child broke through the ice of Lake Maxinkuckee. The body was found after the mother missed the boy and began a search with neighbors.

Jonathan Compton
Final rites for Jonathan COMPTON, 84, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock from Bethel church and burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetry, Argos.
The deceased, a victim of infirmities and complications, died Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Glen [COMPTON], in Gary. He is survived by the son and one brother, Josiah [COMPTON], of Argos.
The body will remain at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos until the funeral hour.

Friday, December 14, 1945

[no obits]

Saturday, December 15, 1945

Robert B. Marsh
Robert B. MARSH, 87, former merchant of this city, passed away Friday evening at his home in New York City following five days illness from a heart ailment. Mr. Marsh became critically ill last Sunday and failed to rally from the seizure, it was stated. He was one of the pioneers of Fulton county and for a number of years was engaged in the dry goods business in the building now occcupied by Walle's jewelry store.
About 35 years ago, Mr. Marsh moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. where he entered the mercantile business. He retired, however, a number of years ago and since that time has resided in New York City.
Robert B. son of James and Elizabeth BEATTY MARSH was born August 23rd., 1858 at Marshtown, Ind., in the southwest section of Fulton county. His wife, Mary GOSS, preceded him in death a number of years ago. Mr. Marsh was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and had a host of friends throughout this community.
Survivors are three sisters, Emma MARSH, Mrs. Mattie CULLEN, both of Roann; Mrs. Hannah GOSS, of Columbia City, Ind.; a son-in-law, Marion SOUERS, of New York City and two grandchildren, Mrs. Marguerite STONE, of New York City and Robert SOUERS, who is now stationed in the Panama Canal zone.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Rochester Baptist church with Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. The body will be laid to rest in the Rochester mausoleum.
The funeral cortage will arrive Sunday morning and the body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from noon Sunday up until the hour of the services.

Nettie Lutz
Mrs. Nettie LUTZ, 44, for many years a resident of the Twelve Mile community, died Friday afternoon at her home near the Cass-Fulton line, following an illness of several months.
She was born [Nettie YANKEE] in Iroquois county, Illinois on Feb. 13, 1901, the daughter of Charles and Lydia YANKEE. During her school years she resided, and attended school in Fulton, and on March 22, 1923 she was united in marriage with Charles LUTZ.
Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Elbert BALSBAUGH, Twelve Mile, Vera Jean [LUTZ], at home; one granddaughter, Sharon; the father, Charles Yankee, Kokomo; three sisters and five brothers, Pearl WISEMAN, Peru, Grace MILLER, South Bend, Alberta BECKER, Kokomo, Riley [YANKEE], Ray [YANKEE] and Jesse [YANKEE], of South Bend, Gale [YANKEE], Los Angeles, Cpl. Gilbert [YANKEE], in the Philippines.
Final rites will be at 2 o'clock Monday at the Twelve Mile U. B. church, with the Rev. W. C. HATFIELD officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel cemetery east of here.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence Saturday evening.

Monday, December 17, 1945

Robert Leroy Swygert
Miss Belle BEEBER of this city has been informed of the death of Robert [Leroy SWYGERT], son of Federal Judge and Mrs. Luther M. SWYGERT of Hammond.
Judge Swygert was reared in the Akron community and has served on the Federal bench for the Northern Indiana district for several years.

Robert P. Collins
Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Foster funeral home in this city for Robert P. COLLINS, 85, who passed away following a stroke of paralysis at the home of his son, Lee, in South Bend Friday morning.
The deceased, a native of Fulton county, was born March 10, 1860, the son of William and Eliza COLLINS. His wife, who was the former Elizabeth STEVENS, preceded him in death.
For several years the deceased resided in Paru, where he was engaged in factory work. On retirement from active duty he went to South Bend to reside with his son. He was a member of the Peru Baptist church.
Survivors are the son, Lee COLLINS, South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Faye WELLS, Peru; four step-sons, William STEVENS, Colorado Springs, Colo; Burk [STEVENS], Edward [STEVENS] and Art STEVENS of Peru; two step-daughters, Mrs. Zelphia PETTY, Peru, and Mrs. Estella ZIMBRO, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. J. A. OLIVER of Fulton; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was made in the IOOF cemetery here.

Mary Lynn Hizer
Mary Lynn [HIZER], four-day-old infant daughter of Fred and Miriam HIZER of Grass Creek, passed away at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Cass county hospital where she was born Dec. 13.
Survivors are the parents; a brother, Alan [HIZER], and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan HIZER of Grass Crek and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. HINES of Worthington, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Grass Creek United Brethren church. Rev. CHAMBERLAIN will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. The body will lie in sate at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna up until 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Lavindia Gibson
Mrs. Lavindia GIBSON, 80, expired at 3:30 Monday morning at her home in Akron. Death resulted from complications following a brief illness. Mrs. Gibson had been a resident of Akron for only a few weeks, moving there from Rochester, where she had resided for the past five years.
Mrs. Gibson [Lavindia SHIREMAN], who was the daughter of Noah and Seena SHIREMAN, was born in Henry township in 1865. She moved to the South when a young lady and was a resident of Nashville, Tenn. until five yers ago.
Surviving are a brother, Bird SHIREMAN, of Alabama; two sisters, Linnia [SHIREMAN] and Retta [SHIREMAN]; one granddaughter, who lives in the South; one nephew, Wilbur SHIREMAN, of near Akron and two cousins, Mrs. Milo LARUE and Mrs. Grove HUFFMAN, both of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at the Moyer funeral home and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge. Interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, December 18, 1945

Mary Jane Ginther
Mrs. J. O. GINTHER, former of Aubbeenaubbee township, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16th at the home of her grandson, Lester STAHL, in Huntington, Ind.
Mary Jane CASTLEMAN GINTHER was born in Clinton, Mo., on December 5th, 1865. Surviving area son, Harry Lee CASTLEMAN, of Phoenix, Ariz; two grandchildrn, Capt. Harry Lee CASTLEMAN, Jr., of Phoenix, and Lester V. STAHL, and a great-granddaugter Rosalee STAHL.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Church.

Robert Leroy Swygert
Final rites for Robert [Leroy] "Roy" SWIGERT, 13, son of Federal Judge and Mrs. Luther SWYGERT of Hammond were held from the residence in that city at 9:30 this morning. Burial in the Akron IOOF cemetery was made this afternoon.
The boy failed to rally following an emergency appendectomy at St. Margaret's hospital, Hammond, Saturday night. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin SWYGERT, southwest of Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy KERCHER of Roann. Besides the parents and grandparents he is survived by a brother, Michael [SWYGERT], and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Laura STEFFEY of Roann.

Mrs Clinton Feece
Word has reached relatives and friends here of the death last night in South Bend of Mrs. Clinton FEECE, a former Rochester resident.
Mrs. Feece left Rochester 18 years ago and has since resided in South Bend. Further data on her life and the cause of demise will be published as soon as available.

Wednesday, December 19, 1945

Oscar Sherman Wilkins
Oscar Sherman WILKINS, 81, of the Millark community, died Tuesday evening at his home there following an illness of two days. Death was ascribed to pneumonia.
Born in Hancock County, Ohio on Dec. 9, 1864, he was the son of John and Nancy WILKINS. For a number of years he was a resident of Wyatt, Indiana, and before moving to the Millark neighborhood 12 years ago, he had resided at Cassopolis, Mich., for some time. He was a member of the Christian church at Merriam, Indiana.
On Sept. 13, 1887 he was united in marriage with Nora WINEBRENNER who with a son, W R. WILKINS of Plymouth; and one daughter, Mrs. Ole CARPENTER of Argos, survive.
Funeral rites will be held from the Merriam Christian church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, with burial in the church cemetery.
The body will rest at the Grossman funeral home, Argos where friends may call until noon Friday.

Thursday, December 20, 1945

Nellie Feece
Final rites for Mrs. Nellie FEECE, 66, who passed away on Monday evening, will be held from the Hay funeral home in South Bend at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Bowman cemetery, near South Bend.
The deceased, widow of the late Clinton FEECE, was born in Rochester on Sept. 18, 1879. She resided in this community practically her entire lifetime until 16 years ago when she moved to South Bend.
Surviving are a son, Donald [FEECE]; a daughter, Mrs. Paul STOUT; a sister, Mrs. Allie WOLF, and three grandchildren, all of South Bend.

Levina M. Holloway
Mrs. Levina M. HOLLOWAY, 79, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles WALTERS, five miles north of Rochester, a victim of paralysis, from which she suffered two years.
She was born [Levina SCHELLEY] in Fulton county on July 20, 1866, the daughter of John and Sarah SCHELLEY. Her husband, George W. HOLLOWAY, preceded her in death. She was a devout member of the Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walters; Mrs. Cora McINTIRE of Burket and Mrs. Alvah COOPER of Rochester; four sons, Granville [HOLLOWAY] and Elven [HOLLOWAY], Rochester, and Harry [HOLLOWAY] and Enos [HOLLOWAY] of South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Jane NIXON, Rochester; Mrs. Laura McKEE, Michigan City, Mrs. Manda McINTIRE, Akron, and Mrs. Minna HULMAN, Claypool; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held from the Church of God on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. Lloyd POWELL officiating. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will lie at the Foster funeral home until the funeral hour.

Friday, December 21, 1945

Joseph Castle
Joseph CASTLE, 49, formerly of Rochester, died in the Veterans hospital at Marion after an illness of three years. He had been a patient in the hospital since Dec. 9.
Castle was born in Gilead, Ind., on Feb. 26, 1896, and his entire boyhood was spent in Rochester.
In 1914 he graduated from Rochester high school after serving as captain of the high school basketball team.
Serving overseas in the fist World War, Castle then moved to South Bend where he was first employed by the Studebaker company and later as a member of the South Bend police force. He was a member of the South Bend American Legion post.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur CASTLE, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie NEDERMAN and Mrs. Jacqueline MELLO, both of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice CONGER, South Bend; an uncle, Lawrence CASTLE, Rochester, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Hollis chapel at South Bend. Burial will be in the St. Joseph V alley Memorial Park.

Calvin Whaley
Calvin WHALEY, 76, a resident of the Fletcher Lake community passed away early this morning at the home of John RANS. Death was due to complications from which the deceased had suffered critically for about two months. He had resided at the Rans home for several years.
He was born in Fulton county, but had lived previous to his last residence on a farm three miles northeast of Winamac in Pulaski county. His wife, Dora [WHALEY], preceded him in death several years ago. He was a member of the Olive Branch U. B. church.
Survivors are a son, Ralph [WHALEY] in Missouri, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Virginia EVERS, Logansport.
Final rites will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday aftrnoon from the Ditmire chapel, Fulton, with the Rev. J. B. GLICK officiating. Burial will be made at Metea.
The body will remain at the Ditmire funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, December 22, 1945

Mrs. H. J. Preiser
Mrs. H. J. PREISER, 87-years-old of Wabash, died Thursday morning at her home in that city.
Children are Mrs. Harley HAGGERTY, Rochester; Mrs. Homer SPERLING, Wabash; Mrs. Joseph BUSSARD, Wabash; Mrs. Abner BOHN, Peru; Harry PREISER, Wabash; James PREISER, Wabash, and Mrs. Ed PATTON, Logansport. She had been sick with the flu.

Alice Secor
Mrs. Alice SECOR, 82, life-long resident of Henry township passed away 4:30 p.m. Friday at her home in Akron. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and followed a lengthy illness. Mrs. Secor had many friends throughout the eastern section of the county.
Alice [MOORE], daughter of Isaac and Mary MOORE was born in Fulton county on October 23, 1863. She was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are one brother, Naaman MOORE, of Akron; one half-sister Mrs. Reuben KAMP, of Akron, and the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Selah MABY, Mrs. Mable HARTMAN, Estil MOORE, all of Akron; Earl DAWSON, of Nyona Lake and several other relatives.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be conducted at the Moyer funeral home in Akron Sunday afternoon 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in he Akron IOOF cemetery.

Charles E. Wagoner
A belated report of the death of Charles E. WAGONER, which occurred at his home in Santa Paula, Calif., November 19th, was received from Mrs. M. R. SMITH, of Los Angeles, Calif., today.
Charles E. Wagoner was born in Fulton county on August 5th, 1857. He was married Dec. 18th, 1885 to Mary Ellen EMRICK, who survives. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Edith SMITH and Mrs. Louiise CONNER, both of Los Angeles; a son, Hugh WAGONER, of Pottstown, Pa., and three grandchildren, Lymon H. CONNER, M.D., of Burbank, Calif., and Robert CONNER, of Standord University.

Monday, December 24, 1945

Fred Bayless
Fred BAYLESS, a former well-known resident of the Macy community, died Sunday morning at his home in Elkhart, victim of a heart attack.
He is survived by a daughter, Miss Neva BAYLESS, at home, and two grandchildren, who reside in California.
Final rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Macy Christian church. Burial will be made in Plainview cemetery.

Tuesday, December 25, 1945
[no paper - holiday]

Wednesday, December 26, 1945

William Orr
William ORR, 44, passed away at four o'clock this morning at his residence 460 East Ninth street this city. Death resulted from a heart ailment following an illness of seven months. Mr. Orr had been a resident of this community throughout his entire life and had a host of friends throughout Fulton county.
William, son of Eldridge and Carrie ORR was born in Rochester on January 19th, 1901. He was united in marriage with Zetta L. WHITTAKER on July 16th, 1930 in a ceremony pronounced in this city. At the time of his demise he was employed as an auditor for the N. Y. Central R.R. and the NKP. Mr. Orr was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge No. 122, of this city.
Survivors are his wife, of this city; one sister, Edna E. ORR, of Detroit; one half-sister, Violet ORR, of Mishawaka; three half-brothers, Thomas ORR, of South Bend and John [ORR] and James ORR both of the U. S. Army.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Ruth Mitchell
Funeral rites for Mrs. Ruth MITCHELL, 45, will be held from the Grass Creek U. B. church on Thursday afternoon at one o'clock.
Mrs. Mitchell died suddenly Sunday evening while attending a Christmas entertainment at the church. Coroner D. K. STINSON pronounced death due to a heart attack.
With her husband, Jerry MITCHELL, the deceased operated a general store at Grass Creek, having moved there about six months ago after the disposal of a restaurant business in Royal Center. Several years ago the Mitchells operated a sandwich shop in the 500-block on Main street of this city where they made a large acquainance of friends. The husband and a son, Fred [MITCHELL], survive.

Thursday, December 27, 1945

William Orr
Funeral services for William ORR will be held Friday two p.m. at the Foster funeral home. Rev. COWELL of the Church of God will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Foster home where friends may call.

Friday, December 28, 1945

Robert B. Kersey
Word was received here today of the death of Robert B. KERSEY, 84, in Pasadena,Cal. He was the father of Robert S. KERSEY, president of Rochester Metal Products Co., who spends much of his time in Rochester, this city and is well known here.
The death of Mr. Kersey followed by three days that of his brother Dr. Charles A. KERSEY of Muncie who was 100 years old at his passing. The cremated body of Dr. Kersey will be held at Muncie pending the arrival of the ashes of his brother when a double funeral ceremony will be held. Robert Kersey in 1893 [?] helped organize the Richmond School Furniture Company and in 1891 [?] it was moved from that city to Muncie and reincorporated as the American Lawn Mower Compny. He was vice-president of the organization until 1929.
The branch factory of the lawn mower company was established in Rochester in 1937 under the direction of the son of the founder.

George Domer
Don Butterbaugh
A grade crossing accident which occurred on the Erie railroad tracks a half-mile west of Akron at 11:10 a.m. today snuffed out the lives of George DOMER, 38, of North Manchester, and his brother-in-law, Don BUTTERBAUGH, 18, of near North Manchester.
A truck loaded with 25 head of hogs which Domer was moving to the Ralph SHEWMAN farm a mile southwest of Akron, where he planned to move the first of the year, was hit broadside by an eastbound Erie troop train which was carrying several coach-loads of sailors who were enroute to Sampson, N.Y., to be discharged. None of the occupants of the train or train crewmen was injured.
The body of Domer, who was driving the truck, was thrown clear of the wreckage but the badly mutilated body of Butterbaugh weas carried a hundred yards down the track with the twisted body of the truck. Strewn along the right-of-way were the battered bodies of 14 head of hogs while the remaining 11 head miaculously escaped injury.
The crash was witnessed by Nyle MERLEY and Albert COX of Henry township who were enroute to Akron and were about 300 feet south of the crossing when the crash occurred.
Coroner Dr. Dean K. STINSON of this city, State Patrolman Estel BEMENDERFER and County Sheriff Frank SUMMERS were investigating the tragedy as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press. The bodies of the two victims were taken to the Bender mortuary in the Moyer ambulance this afternoon.
It was learned today that Mrs. Domer's former husband was killed in an airplane crash near North Manchester a little over two years ago.
Another tragic accident in which Mr. and Mrs. Court RHODES, well-known Henry township residents, were killed on an Erie crossing a quarter of a mile east of where today's accident occurred, happened early last December.
The Erie passenger was in charge of Conductor Berne STAHL of Huntington, Engineer Clarence PEGAN and Fireman MILNER, both of Huntington, escaped injury.
The train was able to proceed eastward after a couple of hours delay. Coroner Stinson is expected to make his report some time Saturday, it was stated.
Domer is a brother-in-law of Shewman on whose farm he planned to move. The demolished truck was purchased yesterday by Domer from Wayne REESE of North Manchester. Butterbaugh is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy BUTTERBAGH of near North Mahchester.

Saturday, December 29, 1945

William A. Yarling
Mrs. Herbert OWEN of Huntington, formerly of this city, has been called to Shelbyville, Ind., because of the death of her father, Attorney William A. YARLING.
The deceased was a prominent Indiana attorney, having practiced law with the late Senator Frederick Van NUYS. He was also a former mayor of the city of Peru.

Monday, December 31, 1945

Clarence Drudge
Clarence DRUDGE, route 3, was reported shortly after noon today to have expired at his home north of the city, following an illness of several weeks. A full account and obituary will appear in The News-Sentinel of Wednesday. The body was taken to the Foster funeral home in this city.

Samuel Baker
A coroner's verdict shortly after noon today established the cause of death to Samuel BAKER as coronary embolism; his age as 72, he having been born in Indiana Nov. 8, 1873. His wife met death in an accident at Fulton several years ago. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fulton lodge IOOF.
Surviving are two sons, Edgar [BAKER], of Rochester, and Lyman E. [BAKER] of South Bend; a sister, Miss Becky BAKER of Greentown, and two brothers, Ollie [BAKER] of Galveston and Joseph [BAKER] of Michigan.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Sam Baker, about 70, slumped and died on the courthouse steps at the base of the courthouse lion, north entrance of the county building, at about 11:00 o'clock this morning.
Baker, who resides on East 10th street, just off Franklin avenue, has two sons, otherwise, little information was available at press time today. He carried no identification on his person and several reports were current regarding identiy before it became positive.
Some conjecture was expressed as to whether or not he suffered a heart seizure or whether he slipped and fell, striking his head on the stone steps, as either cause may well have caused death. At press time Coroner [Dean K.] STINSON had not made his decision.
Baker's lifeless body was discovered by County Treasurer Russel VOORHEES who was leaving the court hourse for lunch. He was removed to the Foster funeral home.