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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1946

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1946

Wednesday, January 2, 1946

William F. Martin
Local relatives have received word of the death of William Floyd MARTIN, 54, who passed away Monday at his home in Anderson, Indiana. Martin resided in Rochester for a period of two or three years, leaving this city for Anderson about two years ago.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Matilda MARTIN, of Alabama, a brother, and two nephews. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Anderson and interment was made in a cemetery there.

Carrie Taylor Deck
Mrs. Carrie TAYLOR DECK, 80, a resident of the western section of the county for the past 60 years died this morning at her home in Delong following a long illness. She was a victim of complications.
Born in Jennings county, Indiana, Oct. 1, 1865, she was the daughter of Jacob H. and Mary TAYLOR. She came to Fulton county and established a home following her marriage to John DECK at Lucerne, Indiana, on Aug. 29, 1885. During her active years she was a devout member of the Delong Methodist church. Last August 29, she and her husband celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with members of the family and a host of friends.
Surviving are the hsband, three sons, Lawrence [DECK] of Logansport, Bert [DECK] of South Bend, and Floyd [DECK] of Culver; five daughers, Mrs. [Letcher] ROBINSON, Delong; Mrs. Lee ROBINSON, Logansport; Mrs. Leroy HODGE, South Bend; Mrs. Lawrence HOUGHTON, Culver; Mrs. Ed. OVERMYER, South Bend; 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held from the residence in Delong on Friday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Hobart, officiating. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.

Clarence Arthur Drudge
Final rites for Clarence Arthur DRUDGE, 62, who passed away Monday afternoon at his home north of this city, will be held from the Rochester U. B. Church, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. David Livengood officiating. Burial will be made in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Clarence, son of William and Mary DRUDGE was born near Disko in Fulton county on Aug. 24, 1883, and in a ceremony performed at Tiosa on Nov. 17, 1903 he was united in marriage with Chloe FEAR. His entire life has been spent as a citizen of Fulton county, where he engaged in farming.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Dean [DRUDGE] and Robert [DRUDGE], Rochester; Dale [DRUDGE] at home; Richard [DRUDGE], Akron; six daughters, Mrs. Fern KNICKLEBINE, Mrs. Beulah STRUKEL and Mrs. Olive BRANDT, all of Rochester; Mrs. Cleo MEINERT, Silver Lake; Mrs. Opal WELTON and Mrs. Ruth KILMER, South Bend.
The body was rmoved from the Foster funeral home to the late residence this afternoon.

Edgar Herrell
Another Fulton county youth who gave his all in the service of his country was Pfc. Edgar HERRELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd D. HERRELL, route 1, Rochester. Edgar died of diphteria April 13th, 1945, while serving with Gen. Patton's Third army in Germany.
Edgar was buried in the United States military cemetery at Butzback, Germany.
Edgar HERRELL, was born May 31, 1920 at Miami, Deercreek township, Miami county, Ind., and moved to Fulton county with his parents when but six years of age. He first entered school at Talma and later the Herrells moved to the Reiter community where Edgar entered school where he graduated from the grade school and later attended the Rochester High School. Upon completing his high school course he engaged in farming until 1942 when he went to Vancouver, Wash., where he was employed by the Kaiser shipbuilding yards until August 1944. Edgar helped build a ship which Eleanor Roosevelt christened and was present at the ceremony. He entered the service on November 22nd, 1944 and was in action overseas with the 10th Infantry in Patton's Third army all the way through the final phases of the campaign in Germany.
Pfc. Herrell received his basic training at Camp Croft, S.C. Earl's [sic] chief hobbies were hunting, fishing and swimming and during his school years he made many friends among the younger folk throughout the county.
Surviving are his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Raymond BOWERS, of Rochester; Raymond HERRELL, of Rochester; Mrs. William TRIPALDI, of New York City, Pfc. Loyd D. HERRELL, Jr., of Tokyo, Japan, who is serving with Gen. MacArthur's gtuards and Kenneth Franklin HERRELL at home.

Alice Mae Leiter
Final rites for Alice Mae LEITER, 66, will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2:30 Thursday afternoon with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS of the Grace Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Alice Mae, daughter of the late William J. and Elizabeth Ann (HICKMAN) LEITER, was born in this city, Nov. 30, 1879. She passed away early Tuesday morning at the residence, 715 Pontiac Street, following a brief illness. Death followed a heart ailment.
The deceased was a lifelong resident of Rochester. For the past several years she held charge of the office affairs of the Erie Elevator, of which she was a part owner. She was a devout member of the Grace Methodist church in which she was always active. She belonged also to the Daughers of Rebecca and the Victoria Reading circle in this city.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jennie GREENSTREET, Lewisville, Ind., and Miss Della LEITER, this city; two brothers, Charles [LEITER] of Oakland, Calif., and Fred [LEITER] of Rochester; two nephews; three nieces, two great-nieces, and one great-nephew.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until the hour of the service.

Maurice L. Yuster
Arthur WILE of this city has been apprised of the death of his brother-in-law, Maurice L. YUSTER, which occurred Tuesday evening at 6:30 in a Columbus, Ohio hospital. Mr. Yuster had been in ill health for the past few months from a heart ailment. At the time of his death he was engaged in the insurance business in Columbus and was well-known throughout that section of Ohio. The Yusters reside at 649 East Town street, Columbus.
Mr. Yuster was born in France about 70 years ago and was united in marriage to Miss Blanche WILE, daughter of Meyer and Amelia WILE of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Yuster resided in Rochester a short time after their marriage and then removed to Ohio.
Survivors are his wife; two daughers, Mrs. Josephine JACOBS and Mrs. Georgiana LAKIN, both of Culumbus and a grandchild, Laurie JACOBS.
Regular funeral services will be conducted at the home in Columbus on Thursday afternoon and the funeral cortege will then entrain for Rochester where brief prayer services will be held in the Rochester Mausoleum Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Friends of the family are invited to attend these services.

Samuel Baker
Funeral services for Samuel BAKER, who succumbed to a heart attack at the north steps of the courthouse Monday forenoon, were held at the Foster chapel at 2 o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. B. J. THOMAS of the Trinity Evangelical church in charge. Burial was made in Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, January 3, 1946

M. L. Yuster
Brief prayer services for Maurice L. YUSTER, who passed away at Columbus, Ohio Tuesday evening will be held Friday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Rochester Mausoleum. Mr. Yuster, former resident of this city, was the son-in-law of the late Meyer and Amelia WILE.
Rev. Frank BRIGGS, pastor of the Methodist church, will be in charge of the rites.

Friday, January 4, 1946

Infant Bryant
Final rites were held this afternoon for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Audra R. BRYANT. The child expired fourteen hours after birth on Jan. 3. Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin WAGONER, four great-grandparents, one cousin and several uncles and aunts.

Anna Mae Coffing
Brooding over ill health which she had suffered since last October Miss Anna Mae COFFING, 29, committed suicide some time during Thursday afternoon by firing a shotgun charge through her head, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph COFFING, two and a half miles southwest of Macy.
The body was found by the victim's brother, Winston, upon his return home from school. Mr. and Mrs. Coffing were at the home of a neighbor assisting in butchering at the time the deed was committed.
Miss Coffing suffered a nervous breakdown early in October and took a leave of absence from her position as school teacher in the Frankfort, Ind., schools on November 16th, in the hopes of recovering her health. She had taught in the Frankfort schools for the past five years and prior to that was a teacher in the Macy schools for three years.
Miss Coffing was born April 17th, 1916 in Union Township, Miami county, near Macy; the daughter of Ralph and Gladys (CLEMENS) COFFING. She was a member of the Macy Christian church and had a legion of friends throughout both Macy and Frankfort, Ind.
Surviving are her parents, a sister, Mrs. Ruth BURKE, of Monticello, and a brother, Winston [COFFING], at home. She is a granddaugher of the late "Joff" COFFING, of Macy.
Funeral services will be held two o'clock Sunday at the Macy Christian church with the Rev. W. SHEWMAN officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. The body was removed from the Kline funeral home, Denver, to the Coffing residence today, where friends of the family may call.

Saturday, January 5, 1946

Dora Gaines
Word was received from the Cass county hospital, Logansport, that Mrs. Dora GAINES passed away in that institution at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Mrs. Gaines resides on U. S. Road 31 two miles southeast of Rochester. An obituary will be published in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, January 7, 1946

Samuel Baker
Out-of-town relatives who attended the Samuel BAKER funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Lyman BAKER of South Bend; Miss Rebecca BAKER and John RONK of Greentown; William O. BAKER, of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. William MARSHALL, Mrs. Prudence CAMPBELL and Mrs. Charles MARSHALL of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MARSHALL and Dick MARSHALL of Peru; Mr. and Mrs. John PHILLIPS and Roy BAKER of Walton, and Orville BAKER and Manuel BAKER of Galveston.

Atlantia Raker
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Mrs. Atlantia RAKER, 81, who passed away Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martha BIDWELL, in Moline, Ill. Death followed a brief illness with complications.
Services were in charge of the Rev. BEAM of Plyumouth and interment was at Sumpston Prairie, west of South Bend.
The deceased was the widow of the late Sanford RAKER whose death occurred in 1936.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. BIDWELL, and a daughter, Edna RAKER, both of Moline, and a daughter, Mrs. Vesta BRAKESMITH of Plymouth; four sons, Marion E. RAKER of Plymouth, David M. [RAKER] of Jacksonville, Ill., Hilton [RAKER] of Washington State and Welhay [RAKER] of Rock Island, Ill.
Last rites were performed at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Etta Wilson
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Etta WILSON, 89, former resident of the Rochester and Kewanna communities at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harley B. KUMLER in Mount Pleasant, Mich., where she has lived for the past ten years. Death was the result of a fall suffered five weeks ago.
She was survived by one son, H. G. WILSON of Indianapolis and two daughters, Mrs. KUMLER and Mrs. Isaac NIXON of Rochester; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery.

Dora Goins
Final rites for Mrs. Dora GOINS, 71, whose death was reported briefly in Saturday's News-Sentinel, will be held from the residence, three miles south of this city, on road 31 at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be made in Mr. Hope cemetery, Logansport.
The deceased, daughter of Frank and Mary CORDELL, was born near State Line, Indiana on March 18, 1875. Her first marriage was with Frank TAYLOR who preceded her in death in 1917. Later she was united in marriage with George GOINS, who with two sons, Clifford TAYLOR of Logansport, Marion TAYLOR, Lucerne, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Georgia CHILCOTT of Kansas City, survive.
The body was removed Sunday from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence, where friends may call.
Mrs. Goins was critically stricken about two weeks ago following a lingering illness. She died at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Cass county hospital where she had been a patient three days.

Grace Axe Wiltfong
Friends in Rochester have received word of the sudden death Saturday morning of Mrs. Grace AXE WILTFONG, a resident of Chesterton, Ind.
Mrs. Wiltfong was a former resident of Rochester and was a member of a girls Sunday School class at the Rochester Presbyterian church when the class purchased the large stained glass window in the front of the Presbyterian church.
Dr. Charles WILTFONG, her husband, was killed in an accident in Canada, 15 years ago. He was a cousin of Dr. Howard SHAFER and at one time was associated in the medical office in this city with Dr. Winfield S. SHAFER. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur METZLER will attend the funeral. Mr. Metzler is a pall bearer at the service.

Ida Ann Barker
Death came Sunday afternoon to Ida Ann BARKER, 81, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae Burke near Fletchers Lake. Death was due to complications following an illness of several weeks.
She was born in Liberty township, July 16, 1863. the daughter of Peter and Catherine ZABST, and on Dec. 24, 1882 became the bride of Eli BARKER who preceded her in death several years ago.
Surviving are a son, V. L. BARKER, Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. Effie GRISWOLD, Peru and Mrs. Mae BURKE, Fletchers Lake; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Abner ZABST, Victoria, Wash.,; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie PIERCE, Logansport, and Mrs. Victoria HIGHT of Rochester, N.Y.
Last rites will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fletchers Lake Methodist church with the Rev. Robert BAYLES of Lucerne officiating. Burial will be made in Fulton cemetery.
The body will rest at the Burke residence until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, January 8, 1946

Victor H. Shanks
Last rites for Victor H. SHANKS, 42, former Rochester resident who passed away Sunday afternoon at his home in Plymouth, were held this morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Danielson & Van Gider funeral home with the Rev. F. E. KLINE officiating. Burial was made in Greencastle.
The deceased, a son of Roy and Venea (ZOOK) SHANKS was born in this city August 10, 1903. After attending Rochester schools, he moved about 20 years ago to Plymouth where later he entered the restaurant business. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Merie (CRISKA) SHANKS; his mother and a half-brother, Edwin McMAHAN of New Kensington, Pa.

Mrs. E. A. Roberts
Mrs. E. A. ROBERTS, 71, mother of Mrs. E. L. MITCHELL, of this city, passed away Monday at her home in Eaton, Ohio. Mrs. Roberts is well known to many Fulton county people and several years ago she resided in the Reiter community southwest of this city.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, Herschel [ROBERTS] and James [ROBERTS], both of Eaton, and a daughter, Mrs. E. L. MITCHELL, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning 10:30 o'clock at Eaton. The Mitchell family left today for Eaton and will return after Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 9, 1946

Frank M. Hardin
Funeral rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Kewanna Baptist church for Frank M. HARDIN, 67, who succumbed at his Kewanna home Tuesday afternoon following a long illness. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Douglass B. STARKS and burial will be made in Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Born in Livonia, Indiana July 5, 1878, he was the son of Aaron and Hannah HARDIN. He came in 1921 from Washington county and for a number of years operated a service station in Kewanna. He retired from business three years ago because of ill health. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Methodist church.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Effie HARDIN; a son, Colburn HARDIN of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Norma GONZALES of Walton, Ind., and Mrs. Myrtle SILBURN, Kewanna; and six grandchildren. A son, Edward [HARDIN], was killed in an airplane accident while in training at the Peru Naval Air base, May 14, 1943.
The body was taken from the Harrison funeral home to the family residence where it will remain until the funeral hour.

Thursday, January 10, 1946

Washington Horn
Washington HORN, 85, a lifetime resident and farmer passed away at his home, six miles north of the Fulton-Marshall county line at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon following a week's illness. Death was the result of complications.
Born near Tippecanoe in Marshall county on April 29, 1860, he was the son of William and Anna HORN. On May 1, 1884 he was united in marriage with Martilla GOODWIN, who preceded him in death on October 6, 1937. He was a member of the Bethlehem church near Bigfoot, Indiana.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grace FLENAR, who resides south of Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Amanda FIELD of Bourbon, Mrs. Simon SNYDER, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Samantha NORRIS, Mentone; two brothers, Emanuel [HORN] of Rochester and Granville [HORN] of Mentone.
Rites will be held from the late residence at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The body was taken from the Grossman funeral home to the residence this afternoon. Friends may call.

Harvey H. Hamman
Harvey H. HAMMAN passed away 12:30 Thursday morning at his home 415 North Michigan street, Argos. Death resulted from complication after a year's illness. Mr. Hamman has been engaged in several businesses in Argos but was forced to retire about a year ago on account of ill health.
He was born at Silver Lake, Ind., on Dec. 4, 1882 and had resided in Argos for the past 43 years. On Oct. 8, 1907, he was married to Ruth BABCOCK. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the Lions club, the Masonic Order and the Izaak Walton club.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret MANGES, of South Bend; Mrs. Alice BUNCH, of Argos; a son James HAMMAN, South Bend, and a brother, Wilford HAMMAN, of Elkhart.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. James NEILL will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Argos Methodist church. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body lies in state at the Umbaugh funeral home where friends may call.

Terry Ellen Pletcher
Short services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Foster funeral home for Terry Ellen, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert PLETCHER. The baby lived only a few hours after birth. Services were conducted by the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS and burial was made in Richland Center cemetery.

Friday, January 11, 1946

Bert Sausaman
Bert SAUSAMAN, 62, well-known Newcastle township farmer, died suddenly this morning at the Tippecanoe locker plant. Death was due to coronary embolism. He had been in failing health for some time.
The body was taken to the Moyer fneral home at Akron. Funeral arrangements will be announced later with a full obituary.

Ida Lightfoot
Mrs. Ida LIGHTFOOT passed away at 9:10 o'clock this morning at Woodlawn hospital following a long illness. Death was ascribed to carcinoma. She was the wife of William F. LIGHTFOOT, 711 E. 12th street.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where it will lie in state until funeral arrangements are made. A full obituary will appear in tomorrow's News-Sentinel.

Saturday, January 12, 1946

Mary Bitters
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary BITTERS, pioneer resident of this city who passed away Friday afternoon 2:45 at Woodlawn hospital, will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Frank BRIGGS, of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Bitters was injured in a fall several months ago and had been in failing health since that time. She had been a resident of this city throughout her entire life and had a legion of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county. In former years, she was active in both social and religious affairs of the county and was a talented musician of both piano and voice.
Born in Rochester on July 16, 1859, she was the daughter of Levi and Amanda MERCER. On November 10th, 1886 she was married to Calvin K. BITTERS, who prececed her in death a few years ago. Mrs. Bitters, who was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, had the longest membership record of any member of the church. She was also a member of the Victoria Reading circle.
Surviving are twin daughters, Misses Edith and Edna BITTERS, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Grace THOMPSON of this city. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Sarah (Kaley) Myers
Mrs. Sarah (KALEY) MYERS of the Culver vicinity, who would have attained the century mark next Dec. 26, passed away Friday afternoon at her home. Death was due to complications and infirmities.
Mrs. Myers was born in Ohio on Dec. 26, 1846. In 1866 she was united in marriage with Jacob E. MYERS who preceded her in death in 1931. She had been a resident of the Culver community for the past 70 years. She was a member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by three daughters; three brothers; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Final rites will be held at Poplar Grove church at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Ralph JONES officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery.

Bert Sausaman
Funeral services for Bert SAUSAMAN, prominent Newcastle township farmer who suffered a coronary embolism in a Tippecanoe, Ind., locker plant at 11:00 a.m. Friday, will be held at the Sausaman home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will be in charge of the rites and interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Sausaman, who had been engaged in the farming and stock business in Fulton county for practically all of his life had a host of friends and was active in township and county affairs.
He was born in Miami county, Indiana, April 15, 1883, and moved to Fulton county with his parents while still quite young. His parents were Thomas and Florence SAUSAMAN. He was united in marriage with Miss Edna ANDERSON on June 8, 1910 in a ceremony solemnized in Rochester.
Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Clifford SAUSAMAN of Rochester and Earl SAUSAMAN of Akron, and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel HIRE, Mrs. Ben HERENDEEN and Mrs. Earl BRADWAY, all of Akron.

Ida Lightfoot
Last rites for Mrs. Ida LIGHTFOOT, 64, who passed away at Woodlawn hospital Friday morning following a long illness, will be held from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.
Born May 21, 1891 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Leander and Amanda FLYNN. On November 9, 1916 she was united in marriage with William LIGHTFOOT. She resided at 710 E. 12th street.
Surviving are the husband, two sons by a previous marriage, Lester CARR of this city and Milo CARR of Urbana, Ind; two sisters, Mrs. Ben SWEET and Mrs. Lewis SWANGO of Rochester; one brother Leonard FLYNN; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The body was removed from the funeral home to the residence this afternoon. It will be returned to the funeral parlor late Sunday evening.

Monday, January 14, 1946

Louisa Fenimore
Death came early Saturday evening to Mrs. Louisa (Mahlon) FENIMORE, 95, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira BUTT, three miles southeast of Leiters Ford, following an illness of several months.
Born in Ohio in 1850 she was united in marriage with the late [Mahlon] FENIMORE and in ---- ? moved to a farm southeast of Fulton, where she resided until 1901, when she took up residence on a farm northwest of Rochester. She has resided in Fulton county since that time. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. BUTT; four sons, Roy [FENIMORE] of Oakland, Calif., Edgar [FENIMORE] of Culver, Judson [FENIMORE] and Omer [FENIMORE] of Peru; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Burton church with the Rev. F. C. WORKNITZ of Culver officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru.
The body will rest at the Butt home until the funeral hour.

Maggie Ann Zucker
Mrs. Maggie Ann ZUCKER, 58, passed away Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Cass county hospital where she had been taken Saturday for a major operation. She had been in ill health for one year. Her home was two miles east of Kewanna.
Born April 7, 1887 in Grass Creek, she was the daughter of William and Mary Ann BAILEY RANS. She was married to Jesse ZUCKER, April 9, 1911.
The survivors are the husband; one son, Cloyd [ZUCKER], of Grass Lake, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Irene WYNN, Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. Lucille BURTON of Fulton. There are also four grandchildren and three brothers, Terry RANS, Fulton; Vern [RANS], Argos and Roy [RANS] of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:45 in the Kewanna Baptist church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Wyman HULL, of Sullivan, Ind., and Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Fulton officiating. Burial will be made in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home Monday afternoon to the residence.

Nelson S. Shafer
Nelson S. SHAFER, 59, passed away Sunday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ella WALTZ, of Argos. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several years duration. Mr. Shafer had been a resident of Argos throughout his entire life.
He was born in Marshall county on February 27th, 1876, the son of Fred and Elizabeth SHAFER. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Hala CORY, of Monticello; Mrs. Florence WOOLPERT, Plymouth, Mrs. Ella WALTZ, of Argos and a brother, Enos SHAFER, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home. Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body lies at rest in the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Roy V. Troutman
Roy V. TROUTMAN, 65, a well known carpenter of Kewanna, killed himself in the woodshed of his home at about 10 o'clock Sunday morning. He had suffered from ill health for some time and was in a highly nervous condition at the time of the suicide. A shotgun wound in the region of the heart caused the death. He was born in Union township August 27, 1880, and had been a lifelong resident of Kewanna. During the war years he was employed at the Studebaker Corp'n plant at South Bend. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Shortly before the act, while his son Enith [TROUTMAN] of South Bend was in the basement doing some work, Troutman pleaded with his wife, who was the former Edith HARGIN, to go to a neighbor's Claude WELLER's home to see if a telephone call had been received regarding a proposed trip for him to the hospital. It was while she was gone that he fired the fatal shot. He lived about 40 minutes.
Surviving, besides the wife and son, are two daughters, Mrs. Jean SEWELL of Rock Island, Ill., and Mrs. Vearl WILSON of Madison, Ind.; five brothers, Alonzo [TROUTMAN] of North Liberty, Darius [TROUTMAN] of Finnville, Mich., William [TROUTMAN] of Indianapolis, Arthur [TROUTMAN] of Lima, Ohio and Otie [TROUTMAN] of Kewanna, and one sister, Mrs. Mellie CARR of Lake Bruce.
The body will be at the Harrison funeral home until the funeral hour.

Joseph M. Stephenson
Word was received here by friends Saturday afternoon of the death of Joseph M. STEPHENSON, 53, of South Bend, following an operation in Passavant Hospital, Chicago. The deceased was born and reared in Rochester, had a wide acquaintance here and made numerous visits to his home town to call on old friends and neighbors.
The deceased was stricken at his home on Christmas eve and was removed to the hospital in Chicago a few days later. Wednesday morning an operation was performed to remove pressure on the brain but he never regained consciousness afterwards.
The funeral was held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Joseph Catholic church and burial was made in the family vault at Riverview cemetery.
He was born in Rochester, June 22, 1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rome C. STEPHENSON. His father built the home located at 230 West Sixth (now occupied by A. O. YEARICK). The elder Stephenson practiced law here as a young man with the late George W. HOLMAN. He was one of the founders of the Rochester Telephone Company and in 1906 the two attorneys founded the Rochester Trust and Savings Company. In 1906 they consolidated with the Bank of Indiana. About this time Mr. Stephenson was asked to come to South Bend and be associated with the St. Joseph Loan & Trust Company. He moved his family there in 1908 and several years later he was elected president of the board. The Stephensons both passed away several years ago and were buried at their old home in Sanducky, Ohio.
Joseph attended grade schools here and a year in high school and then accompanied his parents to South Bend. He attended Winona Academy, Staunton Military Academy and Indiana University. He then entered the business world and became cashier of a bank at Gary until 1917 when he moved to South Bend and became business manager of the News-Times. Later he acquired the property and from 1920 was publisher of the newspaper until it ceased publication December 27, 1938.
Two years before he had become treasurer of the Conservative Life Insurance company and in 1925 was elected president of the company. The insurance firm was consolidated with the Central Life Insurance company of Illinois in 1944 and in April, 1945, Mr. Stephenson formally resigned as president of the Conserative. Since then he had continued to occupy his downtown office in the continuance of private business interests.
Mr. Stephenson sold the News-Times to Fred Mills, Indianapolis advertising executive, January 1, 1932. Mills published the paper until August 1, 1932, when it returned to control of Mr. Stephenson. He attended St. Joseph's Church.
During his lifetime Mr. Stephenson became friends with a great many celebrities of the stage and screen and was a frequent host to them at his home.
Mr. Stephenson is survived by his widow, the former Marjorie SWEET, and daughter, Jo Ann [STEPHENSON] at home, and one son, Thomas [STEPHENSON], a student in Howe Military Academy, Howe, Ind. A brother Hugh R. STEPHENSON, of Washington, D. C., also survives.

Martha Hunter
Otis HUNTER, of this city, has received word of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Martha HUNTER, 78, which occurred in the Epworth hospital at South Bend, Sunday.
Mrs. Hunter was born and reared in the Burton neighborhood and resided at Prairie Grove for a number of years before moving to South Bend.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Floyd HUMES, of North Liberty, Ind., and a son, Cashus HUNTER, who resides in Florida. Final rites will be held at the Rochester Evangelical church Wednesday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. Benjamin THOMAS will be in charge of the service and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, January 15, 1946

Lloyd Slater
Lloyd SLATER, 65, prominent Argos business man died suddenly at 8 o'clock this morning at his home, 518 North Michigan street, Argos. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. Mr. Slater, who was president of the Lion's club and for many years owner of a hardware store in Argos, was well known throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
He was born on a farm west of Plymouth on April 20th, 1879 and had resided in Argos or vicinity for practically all of his life. His parents were Lon and Margaret SLATER. He was married to Effie RAILSBACK on April 3, 1903. At the time of his death he was employed with the SCIESS-EC Laboratory Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Slater was a member of the Christian Scientists church and Masonic Order of Argos.
Survivors are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Lena LANDIS, of South Bend; Mrs. Ethel ANNIS, of Culver and a brother Games SLATER of Newart, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Interment will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Earl Wayne Vickrey
Akron relatives have been informed of the death of Earl Wayne VICKREY, 61, which occurred suddenly Sunday evening in Tampico, Ill.
The deceased, who for the past 15 years has been the principal of the Tampico high school, was born in Akron in April of 1882, the son of Charles A. and Laura (WHITTENBERGER) VICKREY. He attended Akron schools, graduating from the Henry Township high school. Later he attended Indiana University, Purdue University and Indiana State Teachers' College. He taught several years at Lincoln school in Kosciusko county before accepting a situation in Tampico. He was a grandson of the late Daniel WHITTENBERGER, one of the 47 original pioneers of Akron.
Surviving are the widow; two sons, Charles [VICKREY], a coach at Tampico high school, and Roland [VICKREY], instructor at Shattuck Military Academy, Fairbault, Minn.; one daughter, Mrs. John W. VanCLEVE of Skokie, Ill.; and numerous relatives in the Akron community.
Final rites will be held at Tampico on Wednesday afternoon with burial there.

Wednesday, January 16, 1946

Elvira M. Fenters
Mrs. Elvira M. FENTERS, 72, former Macy resident, passed away 3 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth CLARK, of Oceola, Ind. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis wich she suffered five years ago. For the past few years Mrs. Fenters has been residing with her children.
She was born in Illinois in 1874 and had been a resident of the Macy community for the past 41 years. Her husband, Frank FENTERS, preceded in death a few years ago. Mrs. Fenters was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are three daugters, Mrs. Mable WHYBREW, of near Peru; Mrs. Minnie SEE, north of Macy; Mrs. Maude CLARK, of Oceolsa, and a son, Harold FENTERS, of Monon, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, Hayes CHAMBERLAIN, of Olney, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Macy Christian church. Rev. R. N. BROCK of Peru and Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Interment will be in the Plainview cemetery.

Thursday, January 17, 1946

Charles A. Felder
Charles A. FELDER, 75, a well known and highly respected resident of the Kewanna community for many years succumbed at his home Wednesday evening after an illness of two years.
Born July 29, 1870, he was the son of Christian and Louise HOOK FELDER. On Jan. [27, 1904], he was united in marriage with Emma MAHLER. He engaged in farming for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are the widow; a son Karl [FELDER] of South Bend; two daugters, Mrs. Roseva MARTIN, Logansport and Mrs. Mary Ellen HOTT, Kewanna; a step-daughter, Olive SNYDER, South Bend; three brothers, George [FELDER] of Delong; Lewis [FELDER] of Fulton and Anthony [FELDER] of Kewanna; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth GARSLINE of Logansport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body rests at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

Martha Jane Stockberger
Mrs. Martha Jane STOCKBERGER, 88, life-long resident of Fulton county, passed away 2:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Stockberger, who resides at her home at Talma, fell Wednesday morning and fractured her hip from which injury she failed to rally. She had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Martha Jane [CARPENTER], daughter of Nicholas and Abigal (STOOPS) CARPENTER, was born in Fulton county, Indiana on February 26th, 1858. She was united in marriage with George A. STOCKBERGER on August 24, 1879 in a ceremony pronounced at Argos, Ind. Mrs. Stockberger was a member of the Palestine Baptist church.
Survivors are two sons, Jonas STOCKBERGER, of Warsaw; George A. STOCKBERGER, of Ft. Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Evaden WOLF, of Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Oscar COPLEN, of Rochester; 15, grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Two sons and her husband preceded her in death. The body was removed to the Foster funeral home, lthis city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Elnora Duff Carr
Mrs. Elnora DUFF CARR, 83, widow of the late B. F. Carr, died Wednesday afternoon of complications following a serious illness which began Christmas day. Death came to her at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva MASTELLAR, north of Athens.
Mrs. Carr was born near Wabash on June 16, 1862 and on Sept. 18, 1877 was united in marriage with George W. DUFF who preceded her in death on March 4, 1931. On Aug. 29, 1937 she became the wife of Mr. Carr. She had been a resident of Fulton county for many years and was a member of the Christian church at Laketon.
Surviving are nine [sic] children: Mrs. MASTELLAR; Mrs. Suzanne MUSSELMAN, Macy; Mrs. Charles EDSINGTON, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Hazel ALWARD, Lansing, Mich; George DUFF, Argos; W. W. [DUFF] of Wabash; Ralph [DUFF] of Detroit, Mich., and Joseph [DUFF] of Lansing; and one sister, Mrs. Lou MOONSHOWER of Ohio City, Ohio Funeral rites will be held from the Grossman funeral home in Argos on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. James NEILL officiating. Burial will be made in Poplar Grove cemetery, Argos.

Friday, January 18, 1946

Charles A. Felder
Last rites for Charles A. FELDER, well known Union township farmer, will be held from the Kewanna Methodist church on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. D. HULSE officiating. Burial will be made in Kewanna IOOF.

Martha Jane Stockberger
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jane STOCKBERGER will be held from the Foster funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Saturday, January 19, 1946

[no obits]

Monday, January 21, 1946

[no paper]

Tuesday, January 22, 1946

John Milton Milner
John Milton MILNER, age 49, owner of the Culver Sheet Metal Wokers, was stricken with a heart attack Sunday afternoon at 3:30 while fishing through the ice on Lake Maxinkuckee. Norman DUDDLESON, who was ice skating, discovered Mr. Milner and summoned Dr. K. K. KRANING, of Kewanna, another fisherman on the lake. Dr. Kraning administered first aid to Mr. Milner but later pronounced him dead. He was carried to the shore by Donald MIKESELL and Ford OVERMYER.
He was born in Darling, Brown county, Indiana, and when a child lived in Indianapolis, going to Culver in 1919. Mr. Milner served in the Air Corps during World War I . He was a member of the Culver Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife Iva [MILNER]; a daughter, Mrs. Charles CLIFTON, of Culver; a son, Dan [MILNER], at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George MILNER, of Harbor Springs, Mich., and a half-sister, Mrs. Salina MALONE, of San Francisco.

Wednesday, January 23, 1946

[no obits]

Thursday, January 24, 1946

Vivian Sue Merrill
Death claimed Vivian Sue MERRILL, aged 16, this morning at 1:00 o'clock at the Irene Byron sanitarium in Fort Wayne. The deceased had been ill for two months and her death was the result of complications.
Miss Merrill, the daughter of Jesse and Mildred LOTACHAW MERRILL, was born in Rochester on June 6, 1929. She is survived by her father and step-mother; a sister, Peggy May [MERRILL]; a half-brother, Melvin CURTIS, and a step-sister, Nancy McCALLA.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Floyd PAXSTON at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Foster funeral home. The body will remain at the funeral home until the time of the funeral and burial will be made in the Citizen's cemetery.

Dolly Redd Ellis
Mrs. Dolly [LIVINGSTON] REDD ELLIS, 62, a life long resident of Cass and Fulton county, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at her home in Fulton. She had been in ill health for the past two years. Mrs. Ellis, who was active in church and social affairs in Fulton, had a host of friends throughout that locality.
Dolly, daughter of William and Esther LIVINGSTON, was born Sept. 22nd., 1883 in Logansport. She was united in marriage to Joseph A. REDD on February 18th, 1902. Mrs. Redd was a member of the Metea Baptist church, the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Bethany Rebekah lodge and was a past Matron of the Fulton Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are six children: Mrs. Louise COVER, of Logansport; Mrs. Lucille HILL, of Rochester; Mrs. Frances SMITH, of Bluffton, Ind.; Mrs. Agnes PASCHEN, of Spencerville, Ind.; Robert ELLIS, of Los Angeles, Calif.; John ELLIS, of Rochester; a brother, Will LIVINGSTON, of Logansport; a half-brother, Robert GRANT, of Logansport and a half-sister, Mrs. Grant KNISLEY, of South Whitley, Ind.
The body was removed to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Joseph W. Shearer
Joseph W. SHEARER, 82, veteran retired Erie locomotive engineer, succumbed to a heart attack in his apartment over the Havey Cafe, in Argos, at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening.
Shearer was well known in Rochester, having resided here back in the days when the local freight terminal for train and engine crews serving the territory between Rochester and Hammond was located in this city. He retired from railroad service several years ago.
Born in October, 1863, he entered Erie service in the late 80's. His wife, the former Margaret WEIR of Rochester, preceded him in death in 1887. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
Survivors include a sister in Huntington; three nephews, Herman, Harold and Howard WEIR of route 3, Rochester.
Funeral rites will be held from the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with the Rev. THOMAS of Farmland officiating. Burial will be made at Richland Center.

Friday, January 25, 1946

Dolly Redd Ellis
Funeral services for Mrs. Dolly REDD ELLIS, who passed away at her home in Fulton, Thursday morning, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Metea Baptist church, the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and interment will be in the Metea cemetery.
The names of two sons which appeared in the obituary Friday should have read, Robert REDD, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jack REDD, of Rochester. The body was removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the Redd home at noon today where friends may call.

Otto Neerman
Alfred NEERMAN, 425 Clay street, has received word of the death of his brother, Otto [NEERMAN], 76, in Indianapolis, which followed an automobile accident Wednesday evening.
He was an employee of the Indianapolis Star, and of him that newspaper says:
Otto Neerman's distinctive rhyuthmic shout of "Extra! Extra! The Stars are out. The Stars are out tonight," heard nightly and in the early morning hours at "The Star" corner, New York and Pennsyulvania Streets, has been stilled forever.
Mr. Neerman, the 76-year-old "newsboy" who added zest to newspaper selling by "hawking" the headlines in rhymes and song like fashion, is dead.
He died early yesterday morning in Methodist Hospital after being struck by an automobkile Wednesday night in the 7200 block of Ind. 431 while on his way to work.
Mr. Neerman has been a Star salesman only four years, but his individual style of announcing the headlines had caused his hundreds of customers to call him "the singing Star salesman."
Ironically, his career as a "newsboy," except for a short stint of paper selling when he was a youth, began and ended with an accident.
When his grandson, Richard J. URBAUER, was knocked from his bicycle by an automobile and injured in 1942, Mr. Neerman "subbed" for him as carrier of the News on a North Side route. Later, Mr. Neerman switched to selling The Star and since had been stationed at the Pennsylvania-New York Street intersection.
Additional survivors include two sisters, Miss Mary NEERMAN of Indianapolis and Miss Emma NEERMAN of Chicago and three brothers, Walter NEERMAN and Carl NEERMAN both of Indianapolis.
The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Flanner & Bucanan Mortuary. The Rev. Ernest F. ROESTI, pastor of the Broadway Evangelical Church will officiate. Burial wil be in Crown Hill cemetery.

William Gilliland
Mrs. Margaret GILLILAND of this city has been advised by the War Department that her husband, Sgt. William GILLILAND, son of the late R. K. GILLILAND has been officially listed as lost in action near Assam in India when his plane was attacked by Jap Zeroes on Jan. 18, 1944.
Sgt. Gilliland, a member of the Army Ferry Command was transporting supplies from bases in India to the China front when the fatal attack came. With three companions, he was listed as missing following a radio message to the Assam base that a flight of three Jap planes had engaged them in action. No word has since been heard of them, or their ship, which is believed to have crashed in heavy jungle country.
Bill, as he was familiarly known to his many friends here, was born in Rocester on July 20, 1920. He attended Rochester schools and at the time of his enlistment in November 1941, was employed with his brother, Geiger (GILLILAND], at the Gilliland garage on E. Fourth street.
Besides the wife and brother, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. John INMAN, south of Rochster, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank ALBER, Rochester, and Mrs. Lyman BAKER, South Bend. A brother, James GILLILAND, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Rochester IOOF.

Saturday, January 26, 1946

Infant Miller
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. ZELLERS, of near Rochester, received word early today that a six-and-a-half pound baby boy born to Mr. and Mrs. George MILLER, of Greensville, S.C. Friday evening passed away shortly after birth. Mrs. Miller nee Evelyn ZELLERS, of this city, has many friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Mr. and Mrs. Zellers visited their daughter in Greenville about two weeks ago.

Monday, January 28, 1946

Fred From Ormsby
Fred From ORMSBY, 76, a life-long resident of the Tiosa community, passed away at his home 1:05 Monday morning, following a weeks illness from complications. Mr. Ormsby, who was a bachelor, was engaged in farming in the northern part of the county for a long number of years. He had many friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Fred From, son of Joe and Margaret (WRIGHT) ORMSBY, was born June 14th, 1860 in the vicinity of Tiosa. The survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mollie SOUTHARD; two nieces, Mrs. Marie BARKLEY, of South Bend; Mrs. Marguerite TOWN, of Lansing, Mich.; two step-brothers, George DAVIS, of Tiosa, and Allie DAVIS, of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Ora LEMMERT will be in charge of the rites and interment will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. The body lies in state at the Foster home where friends may call.

Adaline Fultz
Final rites were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home for Mrs. Adaline FULTZ, 72, with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial was made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The deceased, wife of John [F.] FULTZ, 913 Franklin avenue, was born in Ripley county, Indiana on Dec. 24, 1873, the daughter of William and Mary GRAY BECRAFT. While a small child she came with the parents to Fulton county where she has since resided. Death, which followed a critical illness of four weeks, came at 8:15 Saturday evening at Woodlawn hospital in this city.
[She was married to William D. PRATT, December 24, 1891, according to Marriage Record Book E, page 506]. In a ceremony performed in Rochester on [May 23], 1903, [Addie PRATT] became the bride of Mr. Fultz and for a number of years resided with him on various farms in Fulton county, where she had warm friends. She was a member of Grace Methodist church in this city.
Besides the husband she is survived by two sons, Dee [FULTZ] and Roy FULTZ of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth THOMPSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Claude GEYER, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. William BRUBAKER, Rochester; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Frank KEESEY, preceded her in death.

Tuesday, January 29, 1946

Falcona A. Cover
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Macy Christian church for Mrs. Falcona A. COVER, 72, who passed away at 11:30 o'clock Monday morning at her home two miles southeast of Macy. Services will be in charge of the Rev. William SHEWMAN, assisted by the Rev. R. N. BROCK, of Peru. Burial will be made in Deedsville cemetery.
Born near Deedsville on Aug. 30, 1874, she was the daughter of George and Leah DEEDS. On Sept. 11, 1897 she was united in marriage with James COVER, who, with two sisters, Mrs. Mary COVER and Mrs. Isaac KNAUFF, both of near Macy, and a number of nieces and nephews, survive.
Mrs. Cover was a member of the Macy Christian church. The body will be moved from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton to the Cover residence on Wednesday morning. Death was due to paralsus from which she suffered two weeks.

Anna E. Edgington
Mrs. Anna E. EDGINGTON, 88, life-long resident of the Lake Maxinkuckee neighborhood passed away Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carson POTTER, of Pottstown, Pa. Mrs. Edgington, who has been in failing health for the past few years, had gone to visit her daughter during the latter part of December.
For the past 68 years she resided at the Edgington farm home which is located about five miles south of Culver. Mrs. Edgington was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church. Her husband, Isaac EDGINGTON, preceded in death.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. POTTER; Mrs. William HEETER, of Delong; Mrs. Elva C. LEININGER, of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. A. J. MEREDITH of Bakersville [sic], Calif., 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Mt. Hope church and burial will be made in Leiters Ford cemetery. The body will be removed from the Easterday funeral home to the Edgington residence at noon Wednesday where friends may call until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, January 30, 1946

Elizabeth S. Mehrley
Mrs. Elizabeth Sarah MEHRLEY, 63, of 1623 Wallace avenue, this city, succumbed early this morning to complications from which she had suffered for the past nine months.
She was born in Fulton county Sept. 1, 1882, daughter of George and Amanda THOMAS. She has been a resident of the county her entire life.
Surviving are two sons, Guy [MEHRLEY] and Gerald [MEHRLEY], of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Lila SOUTHERLAND, Hickory Ridge, Ark., Mrs. Bertha WILLIAMS, Mammouth Springs, Ark.; 3 grandchildren; 1 brother, David THOMAS of Michigan and 1 sister, Mrs. Katy RUSH of Rochester.
Final rites will be held from the Foster funeral home at 2:00 Saturday afternoon with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be made in Citizens cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Thursday, January 31, 1946

Michael Rogers
Michael [ROGERS], invalid son of Maurice and Elizabeth (CLARK) ROGERS, died early this morning at the home of his parents, six miles southwest of Mentone. He was two years and 12 [sic] days old.
The child had been in invalid since birth. He was born Jan. 12, 1944. Surviving ar the parents and one brother, William [ROGERS]
Private services will be from the Reed funeral home in Mentone at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. F. M. HILL officiating. Burial will be made in Sycamore cemetery.

Friday, February 1, 1946

Walter T. Sterner
Mrs. Jennie SISSON was today informed of the death of her brother, Walter T. STERNER, 79, who succumbed early this morning at his home in Kenosha, Wis., following an illness of one week. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Sterner was born and reared in Rochester, the son of Daniel and Jane STERNER. He left this city while still a young man and has since resided in Lima, Ohio, Cripple Creek, Colo., and Kenosha.
He is survived by a son, Ira L. STERNER, and one granddaughter. His wife and one daughter, Emma STERNER, preceded him in death.
Funeral rites will be held Monday afternoon in Kenosha.

Saturday, February 2, 1946

[no obits]

Monday, February 4, 1946

Franklin P. Bitters
Misses Edith and Edna BITTERS received word of the death of their uncle, Dr. [Franklin] P. BITTERS at Warsaw Saturday evening. He was a former resident of this city. Funeral services were held this afternoon with burial in the Akron cemetery.

Frieda Bernhardt
Mrs. Frieda BERNHARDT, a patient at St. Bernardo hospital, Chicago, died there late Saturday. A native of Chicago, she was 46 years old when she died.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar BERHNARDT, of Chicago, three children, Lorraine [BERNHARDT] both of Rochester, Russell BERNHARDT and Audrey SMITH of Chicago, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be in Chicago.

Tuesday, February 5, 1946

Frieda Bernhardt
Funeral services for Mrs. Frieda BERNHARDT, former Rochester resident, were held three p.m. today at Adam's chapel, Chicago, and interment was made in the Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Bernhardt was a member of the Rochester O.E.S. and attended the Rochester Baptist church.

Wednesday, February 6, 1946

[no obits]

Thursday, February 7, 1946

William Bass
Mrs. Jennie BASS of this city has received word of the death of her grandfather, William BASS, which occurred Wednesday at his home in Moody, Texas. Miss Bass left today for Texas to attend the funeral.

Friday, February 8, 1946

Amy E. Reese
Death claimed Mrs. Amy E. REESE, southeast of Twelve Mile, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Mrs. Reese was born in Miami county March 7, 1862, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles KINGERY. She was married to Scott H. REESE on Dec. 2, 1888. A son, Charles, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: Two daughters, Mrs. Golda BENFIELD at home and Mrs. Fay CARSON of Twelve Mile; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one half-sister, Mrs. May DECKER of Twelve Mile.
Mrs. Reese had been a life long resident of the Twelve Mile neighborhood.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Corinth Brethren Church with Rev. Gilbert MAUS officiating. Burial will be held in the Corinth cemetery. The body is at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, and will be taken to the home Saturday morning.

Saturday, February 9, 1946

Ella C. Koffel
Ella C. KOFFEL, wife of A. E. KOFFEL, died at 4:30 a.m. today at their home three miles southeast of Fulton. Death resulted from complications after an illness of five weeks. The deceased was born June 17, 1863, on a farm northeast of Rochester. She was the daughter of John and Mary PENCE.
Mrs. Koffel, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, was united in marriage with A. E. Koffel on Nov. 6, 1881. The ceremony was performed in Macy by Rev. LEWELLEN. She was a memer of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Survivors include the husband, five children, Mrs. Maude SANDERS and Mrs. Edna MILLER, both living in Fulton, Dr. Roy KOFFEL of Logansport, Dr. Alfted E. KOFFEL of West Bend,Wis., and Mrs. Sylvia CONE of Cayahuga Falls, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. John OLIVER of Rochester; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Fulton United Brethren church with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating, assisted by Rev. Floyd HARDY. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be returned from the Ditmire funeral parlors to the Koffel residence late today.

Monday, February 11, 1946

Stella Rhoda Pomeroy
Mrs. Stella Rhoda POMEROY, 73, Plymouth, passed away 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert WALTERS, route 3, Rochester. She had been residing with her daughter for the past four weeks. Her death was attributed to complications.
Mrs. Pomeroy for many years resided in the vicinity of Argos and has many friends in both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Stella, daughter of Daniel and Sarah GRUBE was born in Plymouth, Ind., on December 20th, 1872. In 1898 she was united in marriage with John RHODES who preceded her in death in 1932. Her second marriage was to William POMEROY in 1938. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel WALTERS, northwest of Rochester; Mrs. Florence GARMAN, of Richfield, Ohio; Mrs. Frances BURKETT, of Rochester; Mrs. Grace McMILLEN, of Chicago; a son, William RHODES, of California; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Willard GRUBE, of Orville, Wash; Jesse GRUBE, of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Florence EGAN, of Texas; and Mrs. Grace RICHMIRE, of Jacksonville, Fla.
The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, up until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Argos Christian church with Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Interment will be made in the Maple Lawn cemetery, Argos.

Lester C. Morris
Rochester and Lake Manitou friends have received word of the death of Lester C. MORRIS, which occurred Sunday morning at his home in Indianapolis. Mr. Morris, who is an attorney, spent his summer vacations at Manitou for the past several years and has many friends throughout this community.
He is survived by his widow, Martha Jane MORRIS, and a daughter, Mrs. Dorthy Jane CORRELL. He was born and reared in the vicinty of Wagoners Station, Fulton county. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Tuesday, February 12, 1946

[no obits]

Wednesday, February 13, 1946

Hattie Cessna
Mrs. Hattie CESSNA, well known Rochester resident, died at ten o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred ALEXANDER, 1125 South Main street. Mrs. Cessna, who was 74 years old, died of complications after a three year illness.
She was born February 28, 1872, the daughter of Leonard and Sarah MYERS, in Danville, Ill. She was married to Leonard CESSNA in Danville and came to Rochester 47 years ago.
Survivors include four sons, John [CESSNA] and Otto [CESSNA], of Rochester, Dale [CESSNA], of Chicago, and Keith [CESSNA] of Elkhart; three daughters, Mrs. Fred ALEXANDER of Rochester, Mrs. Alma DAVIS, of Los Angeles and Mrs. Doris ORTIMORE, of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mettie MEADE, of Ogden, Ill, and Mrs. Lola JENKINS of Champaign, Ill., two brothers, George [MYERS] and William MYERS, address unknown. Eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
The body has been taken to the Foster funeral home where funeral arrangements are being made. The time and place of the funeral will be announced tomorrow.

Thursday, February 14, 1946

Hattie Cessna
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie CESSNA, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred ALEXANDER, Wednesday morning, will be held at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Foster funeral home it was learned today. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Rochester Baptist church will officiate. The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until the funeral and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

John Frederick Agster
John Frederick AGSTER, one of Rochester's nonegenarians who would have been 96 years of age had he lived until April 23rd of the current year, passed away 6 a.m. Thursday at his home 426 North Jefferson street. Mr. Agster had been in ill health for the past three or four years, following a leg fracture he suffered at his home. The aged citizen had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
A number of years ago he was engaged in farming northwest of this city. He retired from active duties about thirty years ago and up until the last few years enjoyed visiting with his old business associates and friends in the down-town area.
Mr. Agster was born, the son of Jacob and Mary Ann AGSTER, in Alinerseah, Germany on April 25, 1850 and left Germany in 1852 by sailboat. He spent his second birthday in mid-Atlantic on the sailing vessel. In 1855, he came to Fulton county with his parents from Ohio and in 1899 he moved to Rochester where he has remained ever since. He owned and operated farms in Richland township for a long number of years.
On April 29, 1877 John AGSTER and Ellen JOHNSON were united in marriage in Rochester. He was a member of the Methodist church of Rochester.
Survivors include the wife at home; one son, Horatio S. AGSTER of Harrisburg, Pa.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one niece, Mrs. Ella SULT at Leiters Ford; and one nephew, William HOFFMAN of this city.
The body of Mr. Agster will rest at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Fred S. Carr
Former Police Chief, Fred S. CARR, 65, of this city, expired at 2:00 a.m. Thursday at his home, 700 Fulton avenue. Death resulted from a complication of diseases after an illness of two years duration. His condition became most critical about three weeks ago. He retired from the city police force early in January on account of failing health.
Mr. Carr served as chief of police of the city of Rochester from 1940 to 1946 and also as county sheriff from 1925 to 1929. He had a legion of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties and was well known to the police and law enforcement officers throughout the state of Indiana.
Fred S. Carr was born in Rochester Aug. 6, 1880, and his entire life was spent in this immediate community. His parents were Benjamin F. and Clista (WAGONER] CARR. On Oct. 31, 1908, he was married to Nettie LOWE in a ceremony solemnized in this city.
While not performing duties of the capacity of a law enforcement officer, Mr. Carr for a number of years was employed as head lineman for the Rochester Telephone Company and for a few years also owned and operated a farm situated three miles northeast of the city. He was active in the affairs of the Republican party throughout the county and state.
Survivors are his wife; five daughters, Madge CARR, at home; Mrs. Louise DRUDGE, Mrs. Catherine CUTSHAW, Mrs. Clarabell ROCKWELL, Mrs. Ruth NEWELL, all of this city; two sons, Westell CARR, at home, and Clarence CARR of Logansport; four brothers, Ray CARR of Argos, Lon CARR of Akron, Harley CARR of Rocheter and Stanley CARR of Montoursville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Benjamin THOMAS will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Rochester Evangelical church. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the Carr residence late this afternoon.

Friday, February 15, 1946

Frederick Agster
Funeral services for Frederick AGSTER will be held Saturday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church. Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS will officiate and the body will be laid to rest in the mausoleum. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where the body will lie in state up until the hour of the rites.

Saturday, February 16, 1946

William B. Pressnall
Mrs. Dora BRIGHT of Akron received word today that her grandson, Ensign William B. PRESSNALL, has been declared officially dead by the Navy department.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl PRESSNALL of Indianapolis. Ensign Pressnall served on the submarine "Herring" which has been missing in action since July 1944.
Ensign Pressnall was graduated from the Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, and Purdue University.
Survivors include the parents, a sister, Mary [PRESSNALL], at home and a brother, Phillip [PRESSNALL] of Phoenix, Ariz.

Monday, February 18, 1946

Anna Van Lue
Anna Van LUE, 71, who for a long number of years resided on a farm 2 1/2 miles southeast of Argos, passed away Sunday morning at a nursing home in Delphi, Ind. Death resulted from complications. She had resided at the Delphi nursing home for the past five years.
Mrs. Van Lue was born in Fulton county, Indiana on March 13, 1874, the daughter of Joseph and Melissa RINGLE.
Survivors are her husband, Lee Van LUE, of Tippecanoe; and the following children: Joe Van LUE and Mrs. Hazel MILLER, both of Tippecanoe; Roy Van LUE, of Lakeville and Freedus Van LUE, of South Bend. A brother, Frank RINGLE, of Plymouth also survives.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Walnut Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in an adjacent cemetery.

Tuesday, February 19, 1946 to Wednesday, February 20, 1946

[no obits]

Thursday, February 21, 1946

John R. Thompson
John R. THOMPSON, brother of Mrs. Clara HEETER, Akron, and Mrs. Bertha GREEN, Fulton, who resided in this county until 35 years ago, is dead it was learned here today.
Mr. Thompson died in an aubomobile accident caused by a heart attack near his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Fulton county, 60 years ago and his wife, Mabel [THOMPSON], and the two local sisters survive.

Friday, February 22, 1946

William "Bill" Edgington
William "Bill" EDGINGTON, 81-year-old Spanish-American War veteran, is dead today by his own hand. At 6:30 o'clock last evening the aged man, despondent over continued ill health, shot himself through the head with a .32 calibre revolver. The suicide occurred in his apartment in the Fromm building, 514 1/2 Main street.
The bullet, fired from the back of his right ear, passed through his head and imbedded itself in the apartment wall.
Dr. A. E. STINSON, acting coroner, conducted the inquest and stated that the death was instantaneous.
Fred FROMM, owner of the building in which the suicide transpired, and Omer CONGER, who cared for the elderly Edgington, were standing in the hallway of the apartment when they heard the shot.
The deceased was born in Ohio in 1865 and as a young man farmed near Fulton. He served four years in the standing army and took part in the Philippine campaign. After returning to Rochester he again farmed and operated a boat landing on the Tippecanoe river near what is known as Camp Wright five miles west of here.
He was a member of the A. H. Skinner Camp, Spanish-American War Veterans.
His wife preceded him in death and a nephew, whose name is not known to local friends, lives in Logansport.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Baptist church will officiate assisted by the Spanish-American veterans and members of the American Legion. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Saturday, February 23, 1946

Charles Edward King
Charles Edward KING, 69, well known farmer residing near Gilead passed away 1:30 a.m. today at his farm home. He had been in ill health for over a year.
Mr. King was born in Miami county, Ind. on October 12th, 1876. His parents were Samuel and Catherine (GROGG) KING. He was married to Clara SMITH on April 9th, 1898 at Roann.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Gladys KING and Mrs. Marie EGE, both at home; a grandson, Kenneth EGE and a brother, Mart KING, of Gilead. A daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2 p.m. at the Gilead Methodist church. Rev. N. A. GILLILAND will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. The body will be taken to the King home Sunday morning from the Moyer funeral home.

Laura Johnson
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock for Mrs. Laura JOHNSON, 76, who died yesterday noon in the Woodlawn hospital as a result of injuries received Wednesday when she fell at her Athens home and fractured her hip.
She was born Oct. 28, 1869, in the Sugar Grove neighborhood three and a half miles southeast of Athens, and lived in that community all of her life. She was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret NICODEMUS.
In 1888 she was married to Charles JOHNSON, who died several years ago. She was a member of the Athens United Brethren church.
Of 14 children, the following 10 survive: Emerson [JOHNSON], at home; Mrs. Ida YEATER, Monticello; Walter [JOHNSON], Madison, Wis.; Newton [JOHNSON], South Bend; Everett [JOHNSON], Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Maggie BEATTIE, Warsaw; Mrs. Lucille THOMAS, Saginaw, Mich; Mrs. Ina PFEIFFER, Atwood; Mrs. Vida MILLER and Mrs. Gilbert TRACY, Danville, Ill.
The body of the deceased will be taken to the home today. Rev. LONGENHAUCH of Atwood will be in charge of the funeral services tomorrow, assisted by R. E. CHRISTLER. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. The Moyer funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Monday, February 25, 1946

Ross Smith
Akron relatives have received word of the death of Ross SMITH, son of the late Mrs. Mary SMITH, of Akron, which occurred Friday evening at his home in Lakeland, Fla. Death resulted from complications which followed the fracture of his hip a few weeks ago.
Mr. Smith was born in the vicinity of Gilead on Dec. 4th, 1881. He moved to Lakeland, Fla. about 20 years ago where he was an undertaker. His wife was formerly Miss Irene LYONS, of Mentone.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Stanley [SMITH], of Lakeland, Fla., Louis [SMITH] in the U. S. armed forces and a sister, Mrs. Clayton DUKES, also of Lakeland.
Funeral services were to be held at Lakeland, Fla. Tuesday.

Charles Bruce Strong
Charles Bruce STRONG, 77, prominent retired farmer of Henry township passed away at 6:30 Monday at the home of his son, Lester STRONG, near Akron. He had been in ill health for the past two months and suffered an attack of influenza a little over a week ago. Mr. Strong had a legion of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
He was born on the farm of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob WHITTENBERGER, pioneers of Henry township, on January 30th, 1869. His parents were Elbert and Emma STRONG. Mrs. Emma Strong later upon the death of her husband became the wife of the late Col. Isaac Washington BROWN, of Rochester. Mr. Strong resided on the Whittenberger farm homestead until his marriage to Retta EVEY on February 25th, 1890. He followed the occupation of farming throughout his entire life.
Survivors are five sons, Lester, Paul, Hugh and Howard [STRONG], of California, an aunt, Mrs. Ina BRUNDIGE, of Akron and several cousins. A daughter died in infancy.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from the son in California.

Cenia Congles
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Mrs. Cenia [ERVIN] CONGLES, who died at the Chicago hospital in Chicago Sunday morning at 1 o'clock.
Mrs. Congles was taken to the hospital one week ago following a long illness. She was 60 years old.
The deceased was born in Argos Feb. 19, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi ERVIN and lived there until a year and a half ago when she went to Florida to reside. On Jan. 18 she left Florida and began living with her son, Ervin COOK, at Hammond.
Mrs. Congles, who had been married two or three times, is the mother of Lamar HOOKER, in Manila with the U. S. Army, and Ervin COOK at Hammond. Three grandchildren also survive.
The body will remain in the Grossman funeral home until the services. Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Congregational Christian church will officiate at the services and burial will be in Maple Grove.

Tuesday, February 26, 1946

Charles B. Strong
Funeral services for Charles B. STRONG will be held TYhursdfay afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Akron.

Mary Ellen Thomas
Friends in Rochester have received word of the death the past week of Mrs. Mary Ellen THOMAS, at the home of her daughter, Miss Nadia THOMAS, at the Ellison apartment hotel, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Thomas was the mother of Mrs. James BOYCE [?]., deceased, who formerly lived in this city.

Wednesday, February 27, 1946

[no obits]

Thursday, February 28, 1946

Jess Johnson
Rochester friends of Mr. and Mrs. Zack TERRELL were apprised today of the passing of Jess JOHNSON, 80, of Owensboro, Ky. Mr. Johnson, who had been in failing health for over a year resided on a farm at the edge of Owensboro. He was an uncle of Mr. Terrell and for a number of years the Terrells spent a portion of the winter seasons at the Johnson home.
A number of Rochester people were friends of Mr. Johnson. Funeral services are to be held in Owensboro, Saturday morning.

Abraham Daniel Sopher
Abraham Daniel SOPHER, 66, passed away 7 a.m. Wednesday at his home south of Lukens Lake. Death resulted following a year's illness from complications. Mr. Sopher had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
He was born on Feb. 4th, 1880 in Indiana, the son of John and Sadie SOPHER.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Kenneth [SOPHER] and Robert [SOPHER]; a daughter Ellen [SOPHER] and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Akron Church of God, Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Moyer funeral home to the residence Friday afternoon.

Friday, March 1, 1946

[no obits]

Saturday, March 2, 1946

Dewitt Hosman
Dewitt HOSMAN, 45, former Akron resident, passed away at 2:30 a.m. today in a hospital at Jacksonville, Fla. Death resulted from thrombosis following a brief illness. A number of years ago Mr. Hosman was publisher of the Akron News. At the time of his death he was manager of a Goodrich Tire plant at Jacksonville. He has a host of friends throughout Henry township.
Dewitt, son of Dr. and Mrs. Willis HOSMAN, was born in Akron in 1901. He was a graduate of the Akron H. S. and the Pullman University, of Washington, D. C. Following his graduation from the university he was married to Georgana CLIFFORD, of Tipton. Mr. Hosman was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Masonic lodge. He became associated with the Goodrich Tire firm after retiring from the publishing business and for several years was employed by the Goodrich firm at Philadelphia.
Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Ann, 15, and Bee, 5, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Miss Veville HOSMAN, of Boston, Mass., and his mother, Mrs. Wilda HOSMAN, of Akron.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Charles E. Day
Charles E. DAY, 69-year-old prominent Henry township harnessmaker, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his residence in Akron as a result of a heart ailment. Mr. Day suffered a heart attack Thursday afternoon. The deceased was born to Joseph and Anna DAY, June 14, 1876, in Akron and lived there all of his life. On May 1, 1902 he was married to May WOOD in the Rochester home of Mrs. L. N. GOOD.
From 1940 to 1944 Mr. Day was employed as Fulton county road supervisor.
Survivors include his wife, two sons, Joe [DAY] of Akron and Earl [DAY] of Ft. Wayne, one sister, Mrs. Elma HALDEMAN of Akron, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock in the Methodist church at Akron with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMAKER officiating. Burial will be held in the IOOF cemetery at Akron. The body is in the Moyer funeral home, Rochester [Akron?], and will remain there until one hour before the funeral Monday.

Charles Brandenburg
Charles BRANDENBURG, 65, retired barber of Argos was fatally injured at 6:30 Friday evening when he was struck by an auto owned and driven by Leonard CROMEY, farmer of near Argos. The accident occurred while Mr. Brandenburg was walking across the Main street from his home toward the Bungalow Hotel.
Mr. Cromey, who was accompanied by his wife and daughter stated they failed to see Mr. Brandenburg. They assisted in taking the injured man to the Kelly Hospital where he expired at 8:10 p.m. Friday. Death was attributed to skull fracture and possible internal injuries.
Mr. Brandenburg was born March 16, 1875, at Liberty, Ind., the son of David and Ellen BRANDENBURG. He had been a resident of Argos for the past 22 years where he followed the barbering trade. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and a member of the Argos Masonic Order.
Survivinmg are his daughter, Mrs. Neva SHEPPARD, of Argos, with whom he made his home and three nieces and nephew all of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman funeral home 2:30 Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Ernest TREBER in charge. The Masonic rites will also be given. Interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Monday, March 4, 1946

Mildred Pumpus
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred PUMPUS, 33, who passed away at her home, 717 1/2 West Market street, Logansport, Saturday night, will be held in Logansport Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Pumpus, who was born in Rochester, was the daughter of Ray PRILL, now of Logansport.

Isaac Wilson Shelton
Isaac Wilson SHELTON, 82-year-old life-long Fulton county resident, died at 3 o'block Sunday morning at the home of his granddaghter, Mrs. Tillman KLINE, of near Richland Center. Death resulted from pneumonia and other complications, after an illness that lasted two weeks.
The deceased was born in the Mt. Olive neighborhood south of here, Sept. 25, 1863, the son of Thomas and Margaret SHELTON and had lived all his life in Fulton county. He was a retured farmer.
Mr. Shelton was united in marriage to Mattie CHAMBERS, March 17, 1896, and to this union were born two children. Following their deaths, the couple reared six grandchildren who survive. Mrs. Harvey LEWIS, Mrs. C. L. PORTER, Jess [HENDERSON] and Lowell HENDERSON, all of South Bend, James HENDERSON in the U. S. Army, and Mrs. Tillman KLINE of near Richland Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will take place at the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of the last rites.

Lida E. Leedy
Mrs. Bert [Lida E.] LEEDY, 59, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at her home five miles north of Rochester on U.S. road 31. Mrs. Leedy had been in ill health for the past three months. She had many friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Mrs. Leedy, who was the daughter of Rev. F. C. and Mary E. LOSHER MOON, was born in Miami county, Ind., on October 5th, 1886. On October 30, 1909, she was united in marriage with Bert LEEDY in a ceremony solemnized at Argos. She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret ANDREWS, of Chicago; a son, Donald [LEEDY], who is serving in the U. S. Navy and is located at Camp Shoemaker, Calif.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. John COOL of Argos; Mrs. N. BERGER, Akron; Mrs. Clyde WALTER, of Van Wert, Ohio and Mrs. Elsey BLACKBURN, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Richland Center Methodist church. Rev. ADAMS will officiate and interment will be made in an adjoining cemetery. The body has been removed from the Umbaugh funeral home to the Leedy residence where friends may call.

John Henry Swisher
John Henry SWISHER, 71, of Macy, passed away 10 a.m. Sunday in the St. Anthony hospital, Michigan City, Ind. Mr. Swisher, who had been visiting with his son, Devon, of Michigan City, became ill several days ago and was removed to the hospital where he failed to rally. He had been a resident of the Macy community for over 26 years where he was engaged in farming.
John Henry, son of Fred and Lewella SWISHER was born Sept. 13th, 1874 on a farm near Macy. In 1897 he was married to Sarah Ellen WAGONER. For a number of years the Swishers resided in Hammond, Ind. His wife preceded in death in 1927.
Survivors are four sons, Paul [SWISHER] and Charles [SWISHER], of Macy; Carl [SWISHER], of Chicago; Devon [SWISHER], of Michigan City; a daughter, Mrs. Sadie GUNTER of Disko; 25 [grand]children; a brother, Charles SWISHER, of Macy, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary COLLINS, of Macy; Mrs. Susanne BARNFIELD, of Logansport; Mrs. Margaret MULLICAN, of Gas City, and Mrs. Emma EWING of Monterey.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Interment will be in the Macy cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Ditmire home where friends may call.

Dewitt Hosman
Funeral services for Dewitt HOSMAN, who died at is home at Jacksonville, Fla., Friday will be held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon two o'clock. Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body will arrive from Jacksonville Wednesday and will lie in state at the Moyer funeral home until the hour of the services.

Edna Bartlett
Rochester friends early today were apprised of the death of Mrs. Howard [Edna] BARTLETT, (nee CONDON), which occurred Sunday evening at her home in Greenwood, Miss. Mrs. Bartlett suffered a stroke of apoplexy Saturday. Her sister, Mrs. Bernard CLAYTON, of Zionsville, Ind., was with her at the time of her passing, having flown to Greenwood, late Saturday.
Mrs. Bartlett, who was 48 years of age was born in Rochester the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clark CONDON. She was a graduate of the Rochester high school and had a host of friends throughout this community. Following her marriage to Howard BARTLETT, they resided at Seymour, Ind. for a number of years and later removed to Greenwood, Miss., where Mr. Bartlett is engaged in the lumber business.
Survivors are her husband, a daughter, 15; three sisters, Mrs. Bernard CLAYTON, of Zionmsville, Ind., Ethel CONDON, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Dee MATTIX, of Mishawaka and two brothers Joe [CONDON] and Walter CONDON, of Portland, Ore.
Funeral arrangements were not announced.

Tuesday, March 5, 1946

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 6, 1946

Rebecca Joy
A former local resident, Mrs. Rebecca JOY, died yesterday in Wabash it was learned here today. The 92-year-old lady died from complications.
Mrs. Joy had lived here until 15 years ago when she moved to Wabash. She was a member of the Methodist church in Wabash.
Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Sara BARNHART and Mrs. V. D. BECK and one nephew, George OVERMYER, all of Rochester. The other nephews, Henry and Carrie OVERMYER, reside in South bend.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Jones funeral home at Wabash. Burial will be in the Wabash cemetery.

Dennis Ralph Houghton
Culver, Ind., March 6. (INS) - Dennis Ralph HOUGHTON, 63, a farmer, hanged himself early today in a barn on his farm. Ill health was given as the motive.

George Lee Davis
George Lee DAVIS, 73, retired carpenter, passed away at 11 o'clock this morning at his home six miles northeast of Rochester. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Davis was born on Sept. 25th, 1872, the son of Albert and Sarah DAVIS. He was a resident of Newcastle township for 13 years. On April 9th, 1898, he was married to Mollie WRIGHT.
Surviving are his wife, a son James [DAVIS], of South Bend; two grandchildren and a brother, Allie [DAVIS], of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon two o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of this city.

Thursday, March 7, 1946

[no obits]

Friday, March 8, 1946

Dale Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. William ANDERSON, who live northwest of Rochester, received word Thursday that their son, Dale [ANDERSON], aged 49, had died at his home in Deposit, N.Y., on Wednesday evening, March 6.
Dale Anderson was born and raised in this community and has many friends here.
Survivors include his wife, Eva; his three sons, Charles [ANDERSON], Junior [ANDERSON] and David [ANDERSON], all at home. He also is survived by his parents and four brothers, Dee [ANDERSON] of LaCrosse, Wis., and Guy [ANDERSON], Leroy [ANDERSON] and Howard [ANDERSON], all of Rochester. One sister, Lucy [ANDERSON] of near Macy, and many nieces and nephews are also among the survivors.
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Anderson, Mrs. Leroy Anderson and Howard Anderson have left for Deposit, N.Y., where they will attend the funeral of the deceased.

Saturday, March 9, 1946 to Monday, March 11, 1946

[no obits]

Tuesday, March 12, 1946

Wendell E. Sedam
In last week's edition of Life magazine in its "Letters to The Editors" column appeared a picture of an "Adopted Grave" in the U. S. cemetery in Henri Chapelle, Belgium. The grave which was strewn with flowers was that of Pvt. Wendell E. SEDAM, paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne division, who was killed in the battle of the Bulge.
The photo was taken by Mrs. Alexis CADIFICE, of Dolhalm, Belgium, and sent to Wendell's mother, Mrs. Claude L. SEDAM, 2l011 So. Ironwood Drive, South Bend. Pvt. Sedam was a graduate of Riley H.S. South Bend, class of 1943. His parents formerly resided in the southwest part of Fulton county.
The letter which appeared in Life follows:
"Adopted Grave
"Sirs:
"Life's picture of an adopted grave in Holland was of great interest to me. I, too, have a son buried in a U.S. cemetery in Henri Chapelle, Belgium. And, I too, have found in a strange land across the seas friends who have adopted my son's grave and who have placed flowers on it for me. It really shows what wonderful people live in this world of ours. This shapshot shows the grave of my son, Pvt. Wendell E. Sedam, paratrooper, of the 82nd Airborne killed during the battle of the Bulge. The picture was taken by Mrs. Alexis Cadifice of Dolhain, Belgium. Gertrude Sedam, South Bend, Ind."

Wednesday, March 13, 1946

William Russell Durbin
Funeral services were held yesrterday afternoon, in Fort Wayne for William Russell DURBIN, native of Rochester, who died in the Veterans' hospital in Indianapolis last Friday evening. He had been ill for the past four years.
The 65-year-old man was born four miles east of Rochester on April 23, 1880. He left here to serve in the Spanish-American war and upon his return he established residence in Fort Wayne, returning to Rochester quite frequently to visit relatives and friends. He also served in Germany during World War I. While in Fort Wayne he was employed as a blacksmith in the Wayne Pump Works.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude [DURBIN]; two daughters, Betty [DURBIN] at home and Mrs. Margaret ROTH of Fort Wayne; five sisters, Mrs. Bert BRAMAN of Rochester; Mrs Walter DILLMAN of Mentone; Mrs. Alfred WOODHOUSE of Peru and Mrs. John E. ANDERSON and Mrs. Melvin STEFFEY of Fort Wayne.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert BRAMAN, who reside at 607 Clayton street, city, attended the funeral which was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCond funeral home, Fort Wayne. Burial was in the Greenlawn cemetery there.

Thursday, March 14, 1946

William Russell Durbin
William Russell DURBIN, Rochester native, died in the Veterans' hospital in Indianapolis Friday evening after a four-year illness. Two sisters, Mrs. Bert BRAMAN of Rochester and Mrs. Walter DILLMAN of Mentone are among the survivors. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Braman attended the funeral which was held in Fort Wayne, Tuesday. The deceased, who was 65 years old, was a veteran of both the Spanish-AmericanWar and World War I.

Elizabeth Hart
Mrs. Elizabeth HART, 87, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Ewing nursing home in this city. She had been taken to the Ewing home about ten days ago. Her death was attributed to complications and followed a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hart made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Otis WHITTENBERGER who resides two miles north of Akron.
Mrs. Hart was born on a farm near Akron on February 24th, 1859 and had resided in that community throughout her entire life. She was the daughter of Mark and Susann BRADWAY. On January 24th, 1877, she was united in merriage with James HART in a ceremony pronounced at Beaver Dam. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Otis Whittenberger and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Moyer home wherre friends may call.

David Putman
David PUTMAN, 87, retired Henry township farmer, died at 7 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his son, Folen [PUTMAN], two miles west of Akron. He had just recently been returned to his son's home from a Ft. Wayne nursing home.
Mr. Putman had been a resident of Henry township throughout his entire life. More details concerning the obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Charles McKinney
Mrs. Jane KEMPER, who teaches the fifth and sixth grade students in Woodrow school, is in Sheridan, Ind., assisting with the funeral arrangements for her mother, Mrs. Charles McKINNEY, of Sheridan, who died last night. Mrs. Kemper has been in Sheridan for one week. Her mother suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on March 5. The funeral servivces for Mrs. McKinney will be held Saturday.

Friday, March 15, 1946

David Putman
Funeral services for David PUTMAN will be conducted Sunday 2 p.m. at the Athens U. B. church with the Rev. R. E. CHRISTLER officiating. Interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Putman was born in Henry township on August 12th, 1858 and had resided in the vicinity of Akron throughout his entire life. He was the son of Jacob and Susann PUTMAN. In 1880 he was united in marriage with Melissa Jane GINN, of Upland, Ind. She preceded him in death on June 18th, 1928. Mr. Putman followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
Surviving are two sons, Audra PUTMAN, of Athens, who is critically ill at the Cass county hospital, Logansport, Folen PUTMAN of near Akron and a daughter Mrs. Velda PENROD, of South Whitley, Ind.
The body will be taken from the Moyer funeral home to the Folen Putman residence Saturday, where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Hugh B. Holman
Hugh B. HOLMAN, prominent citizen, veteran of World War I and head of the Fulton county republican organization, passed away 2:45 a.m. today at his home 1331 South Madison street. His death resulted from complications following an illness of seven months duration. Mr. Holman had a host of friends throughout Indiana through his political connections and the American Legion.
He received his military training at Fort Sheridan, Ill., and was commissioned as a captain in the Reserve Corps. Upon the declaration of war with Germany in April of 1917 Mr. Holman was called into service and was stationed in Georgia and South Carolina, where he was in charge of camp construction work until March, 1918, at which time he left for service in the European theatre of war. He served as a sujpply and railhead officer at various depots in France and was with the Army of Occupation until March 1919 when he returned to the U. S. to resume his profession as construction engineer.
Mr. Holman entered the political field in 1921 when he was elected state represetative of Fulton and Miami counties. In this capacity he was in the groujp which secured legislative funds for the building of the World War Memorial at Indianapolis, the Union Building at Purdue university and the Riley hospital for children at Indianapolis.
In 1930 Mr. Holman was elected chairman of the Fulton County Republican Central committee and served in that capacity until his death. He was a charter member of the Leroy C. Shelton Post of the American Legion, serving as commander in 1920-21 and was a charter member of the Rochester Kiwanis club. On August 1st, 1941 he was appointed manager of the Fulton county auto license branch and was also a member of the Board of Trusees of the Indiana World War Memorial receiving these appointments through Gov. Ralph E. Gates. Mr. Holman was also a member of Masonic lodge of this city.
Hugh Brackett HOLMAN, son of the late George W. and Louise BRACKETT HOLMAN was born July 2, 1879 in Rochester. He attended the Rochester schools and Rochester college and graduated from Purdue university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1901. Following his graduation he spent several years in Colorado and New Mexico as a locating engineer. In 1908 he entered the construction profession for himself and built many roads and pavements in Indiana.
On December 28th, 1908 Mr. Holman was united in marriage with Evangeline BANKSON, of Sioux Falls, S.D. To this union three children were born, Louise Evangeline [HOLMAN], Richard Ely [HOLMAN] and Hugh Bankson [HOLMAN]. Richard Ely died in infancy and Mrs. Holman expired in November of 1921. On Sept. 30th, 1931, he was married to Mrs. [sic] Faye STETSON, of this city.
Surviving are his wife, the son, Hugh B. HOLMAN, a daughter, Mrs. Louise Evangeline HYDLE, of Muncie, Ind.; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Lucille LEONARD, of this city, and Mrs. Grace BEACH, of Chatham, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Baptist church. Rev. Harry BAILEY, assisted by the Leroy C. Shelton Post of the American Legion, will be in charge of the rites. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until noon Sunday where friends may call to pay their respects.

Saturday, March 16, 1946

Dr. H. Lee Chilson
Word was received here today of the death of Dr. H. Lee CHILSON, who passed away at his home at Bradenton, Fla. Death came Friday as the result of heart disease from which he had suffered for several years.
Dr. Chilson practiced dentistry in Rochester during 1901 and 1902. He was associated with Dr. M. WILSON and their offices were in the Fieser Building above the corner drug store [NW corner 7th and Main]. He was a popular young man here and had a host of friends in the community and he and his family came back to Rochester to visit many summers.
Dr. Chilson was reared at Appleton, Wis. He was graduated from Northwestern Dental school and after his practice here he went to Arizona and then to Florida. He was married to Miss Martha SHUCK of Urbana, Ill., and to this union four children were born, Lee Dake [CHILSON], Brad [CHILSON], Martha Lee [CHILSON] and Blanche [CHILSON]. The latter was killed in an automobile crash several years ago. Both of the boys are in the army. Following the death of his first wife he married again, the second wife passing away a few years ago.
No word was received concerning the funeral and burial arrangements.

Hugh B. Holman
The body of Hugh B. HOLMAN, well-known Rochester resident who died Friday morning, will lie in state at the Rochester Baptist church from noon, Sunday, until 2 o'clock, the hour of the funeral services. Prior to that time the body will remain in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Monday, March 18, 1946

Hugh B. Holman
A large number of out-of-county friends, many of them pominent in Indiana political circles, were here Sunday afternoon to attend the final rites of Hugh B. HOLMAN, held in the First Baptist church and conducted by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, assisted by the LeRoy C. Shelton post, American Legion. Among them were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ira DIXON, district G.O.P. chairman, Kentland; Mrs. Mabel FRASER, district vice-chairman, Delphi; Leland SMITH, Logansport; Sen. Clyde R. BLACK, Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Harry HARRIS, Plymouth; Mrs. Don ERNSBERGER, Mentone.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace BARR, Winamac; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. DAVISSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Jack DEMPSEY, Grand Rapids, Mich.; George STETSON, Logansport, and Mr. and Mrs. Jess MURDEN, Peru.
Telegrams of sympathy and regrets because of inability to attend the services were received from U. S. Senators WILLIS and CAPEHART, Rep. Charles A. HALLECK, Gov. Ralph F. GATES, and others.

Lydia Ann Deaton
Warsaw, March 18. - Mrs. Lydia Ann DEATON, aged 79, widow of the late Cyrus DEATON, former commissioner of Kosciusko county, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora TAYLOR, of Mentone. Death, which was due to carcinoma, followed an illness of 19 weeks.

Grace Voorhees
Funeral services were held at Garrett, Ind., on Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Grace VOORHEES who passed away in Sacred Heart hospital, that city, on Friday morning. Burial was made at Auburn, Ind.
The deceased entered the hospital for operation a week prior to her death. Last Monday, her son, County Treasurer Russell VOORHEES of this city, was called to Garrett and remained ar her bedside until the end came. Besides the son here, she is survived by her husband, Dwight VOORHEES, a son Millison [VOORHEES], both of Garrett, and a daughter, Mrs. Susan MINEAR, Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Voorhees visited often in Rochester where she was known to a wide circle of friends.

Kathleen Cornwell
Mrs. Kathleen CORNWELL, 31, passed away at 5:30 Monday morning at her home six miles northwest of Rochester. Death resulted from complications following a brief illness. Mrs. Cornwell had resided in the Burton neighborhood a little over a year moving there from North Judson.
Kathleen, daughter of Andrew and Ellen NAJMOLOVAKI was born at Hammond, Ind., on October 16, 1914. On December 31, 1935 she was married to Vernell CORNWELL at Knox, Ind. She was a member of the Russian Orthodox church.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mary Jane [CORNWELL], 9; a son, Wayne Andrew [CORNWELL], 5; her parents; five [sic] sisters, Mrs. Evaline SZOBA, of Downers Grove, Ill.; Mrs. Raymond ECK, and Mrs. James DRAKS, both of Hammond and Miss Delores NAJMOLOVAKI.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was brought to the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Viola Lucy Clouse
Death came early this morning to Mrs. Viola Lucy CLOUSE, 68, well-known resident of Argos, in Kelly hospital following an illness of one week during which she suffered a serious heart ailment.
Born in Pulaski county Aug.-- [?], 1877, she was the daughter of George and Mary CLOUSE. She moved from Cass county to Argos a score or more years ago and resided there at 318 Grove street. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
In 1904 she became the bride of Rush CLOUSE, who, with three sons, Lester [CLOUSE] of Fort Wayne, George [CLOUSE] of Chicago and Cecil [CLOUSE] at home, survive. Other survivors are two sisters, Miss Pearl CLOUSE of Logansport and Mrs. Celesta McCOIGUE of Culver, two brothers, George [CLOUSE] and John L. CLOUSE of Los Angeles, Calif., and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be held from the Grossman fun eral home at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. James NEILL officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body will remain at te funeral home where friends may call until te funeral hour.

Gilbert L. "Cy" Perkins
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, two o'clock, at the home of Mrs. W. L. CLOUGH, 1412 South Main street, for Gilbert L. "Cy" PERKINS, 52, who passed away Saturday 1:30 p.m. Rev. Frank BRIGGS officiated and burial weas made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Perkins, who was the son of Mrs. Clough, had been in failing health for the past month from complications. For the past couple of years he operated a roadside market a half mile north of Rochester on U.S. road 31. He was born on June 28, 1993 in Wellsboro, Pa., and came to Rochester eight years ago from Hornell, N.Y. Mr. Perkins was a veteran of World War No. 1, and served overseas.
Surviving are the mother, and a sister, Mrs. Eloise GORDON, also of Rochester.

Tuesday, March 19, 1946

Kathleen Cornwell
Brief funeral services for Mrs. Vernell CORNWELL will be held on Wednesday morning, 10 o'clock at the Price funeral home, Knox. The body will then be taken to the St. Nicholas church, Hammond, where regular rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in a Hammond cemetery. The body was removed from the Foster funeral home here to Knox late Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 20, 1946

John W. Newman
Plymouth, March 20. (INS) - Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon for John W. NEWMAN, 91, prominent dairyman who died at his home near Culver late yesterday. Mr. Newman was a former vice president of the National Holstein Association, President of the Indiana State Dairy Association and former Marshall county commissioner.

Louis W. Felder
Louis W. FELDER, 81, pioneer resident of Fulton and formerly of Rochester, passed away Tuesday evening five o'clock at his home in Fulton following an illness of nine months duration. Mr. Felder had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Born in Logansport, Indiana, April 29, 1865, he was the son of Christian Lucas and Louise FELDER.
He spent his active life in Fulton county, with the exception of a few years learning the drug business in South Bend; for the past 45 years he has been in the retail drug business here.
Starting with Dawson & Son Drug Store in Rochester he later went to South Bend for a few years. He returned to the Alex Ruh drug store in Rochester and after twelve years, purchased the Samuel ALLEN Drug store in Fulton which he operated until his death.
He was a member of the Masonic, the Maccabees and the K. of P. lodges.
He was married in 1892 to Lottie R. LACEY, who survives. Also surviving are three children: Mrs. C. C. MEYER, Fulton; Emerson E. FELDER, Fulton; Mrs. William H. MESSINGER, Scottsdale, Arizona; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister; George [FELDER], Detroit; Anthony [FELDER], Kewanna; Elizabeth GORSLINE, Logansport. Two brothers, Christian [FELDER] and Charles [FELDER], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Fulton U.B. church. The Reverend Floyd HARDY will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body is now at the residence where friends may call, but will be taken to the church at one o'clock Thursday to lie in state one hour prior to final rites.

Arba D. Martin
Funeral services will be held at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock for Arba D. MARTIN, 42, who died Tuesday morning at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Betsy PEPPER. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, pastor of the Fulton Baptist church, and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Mr. Martin, a civil service employee at Camp Atterbury, had arrived in Fulton Monday night to visit his aunt when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., he was born June 30, 1903, the son of Noah and Minnie MARTIN.
His parents lived in Fulton during the years he was attending school. About 20 years ago he went to Farrell, Pa.
Survivors are the father, now a patient at Mercer hospital, Mercer, Pa.; two aunts, Mrs. PEPPER and Mrs. Nannie GANGWER, Logansport. is mother died last May.

Waldo E. Harvey and
Walter Brubaker
Instantaneous death came to two signalmen on the Erie railroad one and one-half miles west of Rochester when an eastbound Erie passenger train struck and killed Waldo Emerson "Jack" HARVEY, former Rochester school boy, and Walter BRUBAKER of Huntington who was approximately 40 years old.
The accident occurred at 10:30 o'clock this morning as the two men were operating an inspection motor car on the railroad right-of-way. The train struck them as they were proceeding along the tracks between the farm lands owned by Mrs. Michael EASH and H. R. LONG. Both bodies were severely mangled. The body of the Harvey youth, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold HARVEY of 603 Grant street, Decatur, and that of Brubaker, were thrown some 100 feet by the onrushing passenger train.
The boy's father, Harold Harvey, was game warden for Fulton county for four or five years and resided a mile north of Rochester on U.S. highway 31. A sister of the youth, Mrs. Dean ARVEN, resides in Fulton.
The passenger train was train number 16 which goes daily through this city. The engineer of the train was Charles JACKSON of Huntington and the conductor was Charles SHROYER, also from Huntington.
Coroner Dean STINSON and coroner's clerk Dale BERKEBILE were called to the scene of the tragedy and Coroner Stinson declared the deaths as accidental. F. A. ROBERTS, track supervisor for the Erie railroad, who lives in Huntington, also arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after it happened.
Personal belongings which were strewn alongside the torn bodies of the victims, aided the investigators to establish complete identity of the men. The Harvey youth's identification was established by a billfold found near his body by Track Supervisor Roberts. Mr. Brubaker was later identified by the Delong station workers where the two Erie employees had a few moments earlier made their report.
Floyd CHRISTMAN, railway express agent, and Max NICHOLS, owner of the Justus News Stand, were at the Erie railroad depot when the accident occurred. They accompanied Mr. Roberts on an inspection car, similar to the one that was smashed in the accident, to where the bodies lay. They then returned to the depot where they summoned Coroner Stinson, Dr. M. O. KING and Zimmerman Brothers ambulance. At present the bodies are at the Zimmerman funeral home.
Waldo Emerson Harvey was born in Adams county near Decatur on October 18, 1928, and went to school both in Rochester and in Decatur. He was employed by the Erie railroad for the past two years. Survivors include, besides his parents and Mrs. Arven, three brothers at home in Decatur, and one sister. They are James A. [HARVEY], Donald [HARVEY], Gary [HARVEY] and Jane HARVEY.
The funeral arrangements and a more complete obituary of both of the deceased will appear in tomorrow's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Conrad Irvine
Mr. and Mrs. Martin IRVINE, of this city late Tuesday evening received a message from their son, Wilbert [IRVINE], of Los Angeles, Calif., that their son, Conrad IRVINE, 46, of this city, was killed by a motorist on the streets of Tucson, Ariz., at five o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Wilbert informed his parents that Conrad's friend, Victor CAVAPLE, of Detroit, had phoned them the news of the tragic death. Cavaple and Irvine had just arrived in Tucson from El Paso, Texas, where they planned to reside when the accident occurred as they were walking across one of the busy streets.
Conrad had spent much of his life here in Rochester and at the time was employed as a compositor by the Barnhart-Van Trump Co. He left Rochester a few months ago for Detroit from where he and Cavaple departed for the Southwest a little over a week ago.

Thursday, March 21, 1946

Waldo E. "Jack" Harvey and
Walter Brubaker

More information was gleaned today concerning the disaster that befell Waldo E. "Jack" HARVEY, 17-year-old former local youth and Walter BRUBAKER, 48, of Huntington when an eastbound Erie passenger train hit and killed them yesterday morning as they were operating an inspection car one and one-half miles west of the Rochester Erie depot.
Funeral services for Waldo E. Harvey will be held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold HARVEY, at 603 Grant street, Decatur, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Another service will then be held at 2 o'clock in the United Brethren church in Decatur. Rev. C. A. EDDY will officiate with the Rev. Charles E. WHITE assisting. Burial will be in the Decatur cemetery. The boy's father is well known in Fulton county where he served as game warden for five years. A sister, Mrs. Dean ARVEN, resides in Fulton.
It was understood today that the engineer of the train that killed the two boys, Engineer Charles JACKSON, of Huntington, stated he saw the motor car in which the tragedy victims were riding, but at that time the engine was too close upon them.
The men in the motor car had planned to stop at a point about a mile west of the Erie depot to make repairs on a signal block and had they proceeded but one-half of a mile in the eastward a moment or two earlier the accident would have been averted.
A crew of Erie right-of-way workers are stationed on the siding of the Erie at Monterey and it was from this station that the two men were operating making repairs to switch signals between Monterey and Rochester.
Walter R. BRUBAKER of Huntington, the other man killed in the tragedy, was born April 1, 1898, in Laketon, the son of John H. and Christine HUBBERD BRUBAKER.
Survivors of the deceased include his wife, Clara (MORGAN) BRUBAKER; one son, Daniel [BRUBAKER]; three daughters, Shirley [BRUBAKER], Linda [BRUBAKER] and Mary Ellen [BRUBAKER]. The children live at home. He also leaves four brothers, Luther [BRUBAKER] and Albert [BRUBAKER] at Laketon and Calvin [BRUBAKER] and George M. [BRUBAKER] at North Manchester; and three sisters, Mrs. James BLOCHER, Mrs. Calvin BLOCHER and Mrs. Willis McCOLOUCH at Laketon. His parents also survive.
He has been employed by the Erie railroad for 24 years and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen. His funeral will be held at three o'clock Friday in the Huntington Congregational church.

Conrad Irvine
Funeral services for Conrad IRVINE, 46, who was hit and killed by a motorist on the streets of Tucson, Ariz., Tuesday evening will be held Monday morning, nine o'clock, at the St. Joseph Catholic church this city. Father Charles J. SCHOLL will be in charge of the services and interment will be at the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body, which is being accompanied by Wilbert IRVINE, a brother, of Los Angeles, Calif., will arrive in Rochester over the Erie R.R. at 7:12 Saturday evening. Friends may call at the Irvine home 329 W. 12th street up until the hour of the funeral.
Conrad Irvine, son of Martin and Elizabeth IRVINE, was born in Rochester on July 13th, 1899. Upon completing his schooling he was employed as a printer by the Barnhart-Van Trump Co., the Akron News, Kewanna Herald and Plymouth Pilot for several years. Later he was employed as an express messenger for the B. & O. R.R. with runs between Chicago and Pittsburgh and also runs from Garrett to Logansport. He had been in ill health for the past 17 years. Conrad, who was a member of St. Joseph Cathlic church, of Rochester, had a legion of friends throughout this section of the state.
Survivors are his parents; four brothers, Charles [IRVINE] and Milo [IRVINE], of South Bend; Wilbert [IRVINE] of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sylvester [IRVINE] of this city; a sister, Mrs. Horace SCHELL, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two nieces, Elizabeth Ann IRVINE, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jane Elizabeth SCHELL, of Cincinnati, and a nephew, Frederick Martin SCHELL, also of Cincinnati. A brother, Gus IRVINE, preceded him in death in World War I and another brother, Anthony [IRVINE], passed away in infancy.

Forrest LeRoy Kelly
Mrs. Esther KELLY VAN SON, former Monterey resident, received word from the War Department this week that the body of her son, First Lieutenant Forrest LeRoy KELLY, has been received and given a Christian burial with full military honors in an American cemetery in France.
Lt. Kelly has been considered "missing in action" since the battle for St. Lo, France which took place over a year ago. He was a member of the famed 29th Division which took St. Lo at the cost of 2,000 dead.
The War Department also stated that they have recovered all but 10 per cent of the bodies of the men declared missing in World War II.
The young lieutenant was a nephew of Mrs. William G. WHEATLEY, route one, Monterey.

Friday, March 22, 1946

[no obits]

Saturday, March 23, 1946

Emanuel Horn
Emanuel HORN, who lived one and one-half miles north of Athens on the Fort Wayne road, died at his home at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. He would have been 80 years old on March 31. Death resulted from a stroke Thursday, following a first stroke January 21, which kept him bedfast until the day of his death.
Mr. Horn was born in Marshall county near Tippecanoe, the son of William and Ann HORN. He lived at the place of his birth until four years ago when he moved to the farm north of Athens. In 1886 he married Laura LAIRD, who preceded him in death.
He was a farmer all of his life and was a member of the Methodist Protestant chrch in Marshall county.
Survivors include two sons, Alden HORN of Mendotta, Ill., and Ivan HORN of Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Zola LONG of Bourbon; one brother, Granville HORN of near Mentone; and three sisters, Mrs. Armanda IMMIS of Bourbon and Mrs. Estella SNYDER and Mrs. Samantha NORRIS, both of near Mentone.
Brief services will be held at the home at one o'clock, Monday, and then the body will be moved at two o'clock to the Tippecanoe church where regular services will be held. Burial will be in the Duncan church cemetery.

Monday, March 25, 1946

Lester A. Eber and
Ruth Eber

A well-known Akron couple are dead and their 19-year-old daughter is in a most critical condition at Woodlawn hospital as the result of a shooting affray which occurred in their home 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Coroner Dean K. STINSON termed the deaths caused by murder and suicide, however a formal verdict was being withheld pending the condition of the daughter.
The dead are Lester A. EBER, 46 years old, assistant postmaster of Akron and his wife Mrs. Ruth EBER, 46, who was also an employee of the post office. Helen EBER, aged 19, the daughter, a nurse's aide employed at the Duke's hospital, Peru, who was spending the week-end at the home of her parents remains in a most critical condition at Woodlawn hospital.
According to reports received from Sheriff Frank SUMMERS, State Policeman Estel BEMENDERFER and neighbors of the Ebers the shooting resulted over a family quarrel.
Reliable information garnered from Akron sources revealed Eber had gone to his farm Sunday morning and on his return, stopped at the post office to sort the mail and then had driven to his home in the southeast section of Akron. Shortly after his arrival home, the quarrel ensued and the daughter Ruth apparently was shot with a 45 caliber revolver while she was on the telephone attempting to summon the Akron Marshal, Ernest LANTZ.
An Akron telephone operato stated she could hear Miss Eber mumbling something about being shot. The operator added that she then heard a shot which stopped Helen in the middle of her call for aid. A few seconds later another shot was heard. The daughter was shot through her chest and a lung, it was stated.
Neighbors said that after they heard three shots from the Eber home, Helen stumbled to the front porch, weekly called for help and stumbled back to the dining room and fell to the floor as a neigbor, Mrs. Curtis RUFF, arrived.
Meanwhile, the telephone operator had called the marshal, Ernest Lantz, Sheriff Frank Summers, State Trooper Estel Bemenderfer, and Dr. Dean Stinson, Fulton county coroner, also were called.
They found the tragedy had occcurred in the kitchen of the Eber home. The telephone receiver was still dangling on the wall.
Reconstructing the crime, the officers said Eber apparently had shot his wife as she faced him from the east side of the room and the bullet had entered her right chest, passed through her body, and embedded itself in the wall.
After shooting his wife and daughter, Eber, standing in the northwest corner of the room, shot himself through the head by placing the muzzle of the revolver behind his right ear, officers indicated. His body fell only a few feet from that of his wife, the revolver still in is hand, it was reported.
The cause of the quarrel was not known. Other residents of the community said the Eber family was one of the most respected in Akron.
Eber was a lifelong resident of Akron and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob EBER. A veteran of the first World War, he was a member of the Akron post of the American Legion. He had been assistant postmaster at Akron eight years. He was born April 4, 1900.
Mrs. Eber was a native of Nebraska and had resided in Akron since her marriage. She had been employed as clerk in the local postoffice during the past year.
Mr. and Mrs. Eber purchased a property in Akron two years ago and moved here from their farm at that time.
The daughter attended the Akron school and for several months had served as nurse's aide in the Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru.
A son, Seamen First Class Lester EBER, Jr., had called his mother on March 5th from Lucerne, Switzerland that he planned to return to the U. S. in about a month. Red Cross officials are trying to contact him. Mr. Eber is survived by a brother, Willis [EBER], whose present address is unknown.
Double funeral services will be held for Mr. and Mrs. Eber Wednesday afternoon one o'clock at the Akron Church of God with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Rev. Slaybaugh will be assisted by Rev. H. Dale BRUBAKER of the United Brethren church. Burial wil be made in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The bodies will remain at the Moyer funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when they will be moved to the church where they will lie in state until 1 p.m. at which time the caskets will be closed. Rev. Slaybaugh is the postmaster at Akron and Mr. Eber was his deputy.

Tuesday, March 26, 1946

Conrad Irvine
Following is a report concerning the fatal accident which befell Conrad IRVINE, of this city, at Tucson, on the evening of March 19th. The article which appeared in the March 20th edition of the Arizona Daily Star, of Tucson, Ariz., was supplied by Wilbert IRVINE, of Los Angeles, Calif.:
"Conrad J. IRVINE, 46, of Rochester, Ind., a winter visitor in Tucson, was almost instantly killed when struck by a pickup truck at Fourth avenue and Sixth street last night.
"Chester NEWMAN, 19, 377 West Nineteenth street, employe of the Gregory Electric Company, 625 North Fourth avenue, and driver of the truck was arrested by police on a charge of involuntary manslaugter and will be arraigned in police court this morning.
"Justice of the Peace, C. W. GARDNER, coroner, said it had not been determined whether an inquest would be held into Irvine's death.
"Newman had been working at the Tucson Newspapers, Inc., building, where remodeling work is in progress, and was sent to the electric shop to get needed equipment. He was returning to the newspaper plant, going south on Fourth avenue, when he hit Irvine, who was crossing the street in the pedestrian lane, according to police reports.
"The Indianian was hurled 46 feet by the impact and his neck broken. Attendants at the county hospital pronounced him dead on arrival there. Irvine, a bachelor, had been residing at the El Presidio Hotel. He was the eleventh motor casualty in Pima county this year.
"Police took Newman into custody and removed him to the police station, where the involuntary manslaugter charge was placed against him."
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral services which were held Monday morning at the St. Joseph Catholic church were:
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence COX, Miss Anna MEYERS, Rudolph JOHNSON, Mr. and Mrs. Charles IRVINE, Milo IRVINE, Mrs. E. W. KELLION, all of South Bend; Miss Anna WIDMAN, Charles WIDMAN, Mrs. Sally MORRIS, and Casper WIDMAN, all of Monterey; Mr. and Mrs. Joesph SANNS, Mr. and Mrs. William SANNS, Mrs. Minnie ROBERTSON, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Margaret SNYDER, of Winamac; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph ZEIGLER, of Leiters Ford; John MALADY, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. STOUT, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. MESSERSMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Gene DITMIRE of Fulton; Miss Marjorie SMITH, of Kokomo; Mrs. Viola DECK, Mr. and Mrs. John BIGLER, Mrs. Evelyn BIGLER, all of Logansport; M. Wilbert IRVINE, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Horace SCHELL and family, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Helen TURNEY, of Paris, Ky.

Lester A. Eber and
Ruth Eber

The double funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Lester A. EBER, of Akron, wich were to have been held Wednesday afternoon, have been postponed until 1 p.m. on Thursday. Relatives of Mrs. Eber are to arrive in Akron on Wednesday evening and this necessitated the change in time.
The condition of Miss Helen EBER remains unchanged according to a report received at noon today from Woodlawn hospital.

Wednesday, March 27, 1946

Jesse Reeves
Jesse REEVES, 51-year-old former resident of near Argos, died Tuesday morning of a heart attack in Batesville, Ark., it was learned here today. He had been a resident of Pleasant Grove, Ark., for the past four years.
The deceased was born November 6, 1894 at Seven, Ind., and on June 26, 1925, he married Ola Armeda SWIHART in South Bend. His wife died in 1932.
Mr. Reeves, a veteran of World War I, was a member of the American Legion, South Bend post.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Mae REEVES of Argos and Jessie Armeda REEVES of South Bend; a twin sister, Mrs. Bessie ADAMS of New Carlisle, another sister who lives in St. Louis and two brothers, Christopher [REEVES] of Evansville and Archie [REEVES] of St. Louis.
The Grossman funeral home at Argos will conduct the funeral. Final arrangements are pending until the arrival of the body.

Thursday, March 28, 1946

Jesse Reeves
Funeral services for Jesse REEVES, former Argos resident, who died of a heart attack in Batesville, Ark., Tuesday morning, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The body will arrive at the funeral home tonight. Rev. Kenneth LONG of the Walnut Church of the Brethren will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.

Friday, March 29, 1946

Gust Reuben Nelson
Gust Reuben NELSON, 93, who resided northeast of Athens, died at five o'clock yesterday morning from complications. He had been bedfast for two years with a heart ailment.
Mr. Nelson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 9, 1852, the son of Swen and Magdalena NELSON. In 1869, at the age of 17, he left Sweden and came to America, settling in Paxton, Ill. He resided there for a few years and in 1902 he came to Fulton county where he lived permanently.
On February 24, 1877, he was united in marriage to Christina NELSON who was also a native of Stockholm. She preceded him in death.
During his lifetime Mr. Nelson followed the profession of a farmer. He was a member of the Lutheran church while residing in Illinois and when he came here he joined the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Survivors include three children: two sons, Arthur [NELSON], who lives in Rochester, and Clark [NELSON] at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Nellie WERNER of Indianapolis. One daughter, Laura NELSON, died in 1939.
Funeral services for the aged man will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence. Dr. C. T. HOWELL of the Rochester Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. The body will be taken from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, to the Nelson residence Friday afternoon.

Laura Driscoll Basey
Mrs. Bessie LYNCH, of East Rochester, has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Laura DRISCOLL BASEY, of Fairland, Ind., who passed away Thursday.
Mrs. Basey, who was born on August 4th, 1876, had several relatives in this community. She is survived by her husband, Richard BASEY, and nine children and several grandchildren.

Saturday, March 30, 1946

Avert Brown
Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock for Avert BROWN, 48, a farmer living six miles northeast of Rochester, who died yesterday noon in the Woodlawn hospital. The services will be conducted at the Brown home on route five and Reverend GOLDEN, of Chili, will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo.
Mr. Brown had been in ill health for several weeks and died in the local hospital after ten days there as a patient. Death resulted from complications.
Born in Kentucky on May 14, 1897, he was the son of Joseph and Ada BROWN. On Dec. 25[?], 1919, he was married to Grace GARNER. He had been a resident of Fulton county for the past two years, coming here from Kokomo.
Surviving are his wife; seven sons and two daughters, George R. [BROWN], Richland Center; Thomas L. [BROWN], Macy; Joseph H. [BROWN]; Kenneth E. [BROWN]; Ira C. [BROWN]; John R. [BROWN]; Roy M. [BROWN]; Dorothy Ann [BROWN] and Grace Marie [BROWN], all at home; the father, Joseph BROWN, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Fanny BIDDLE, Anderson; one brother, William Earl [BROWN], Rochester.

Monday, April 1, 1946

Ersie Manwaring
Mrs. Ersie MANWARING, 62, part owner of the nationally known Manwaring Leghorn Farm in Mentone, died Sunday morning at one o'clock in the Woodlawn Hospital. The lifelong Mentone resident suffered a stroke of apoplexy after an illness of two years.
Mrs. Manwaring was born August 13, 1884, the daughter of Noah and Mary (BYBEE) LATIMER in Mentone. In 1906 she married Frank P. MANWARING, who for 25 years was the president of the Farmers State Bank in Mentone until his death in 1933.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Mentone Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include three sons: Charles, Miles and Richard [MANWARING], all at home, and three grandsons.
The body will be removed this afternoon from the Johns Funeral Home in Mentone to the residence, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. E. E. DEWITT of Arwell will officiate assisted by Rev. A. E. SIMMONS, pastor of the Mentone Methodist church. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Oart Yarion
Oart YARION, 48, well known farmer residing southwest of Akron passed away 8:15 Saturday night following a lengthy illness from complications. Mr. Yarian had a host of friends throughout the east section of the county.
He was born in Henry township on December 12th, 1897. On September 3rd, 1897 [sic], he was united in marriage with Miss Alta BERGER. His parents are Moses and Louisa YARIAN.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Lula BUCKHEISTER, of near Akron; Helen [YARIAN] at home; a son, Otis [YARIAN] also at home; four sisters, Hazel and Grace YARIAN, of near Akron, Mrs. Esther GEARHART, of Silver Lake; Mrs. Ethel SWIHART, of Akron and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Akron Church of God with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body will be returned to the Moses Yarian home from the Moyer funeral home Tuesday morning where friends may call.

Floyd H. Moriarty
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock for Floyd H. MORIARTY, 41, who died in the Woodlawn Hospital Saturday morning at five o'clock of peritonitis following an appendectomy. Mr. Moriarty, who had been ill for the past two weeks, was a native resident of Tippecanoe.
The deceased was born January 14, 1905 in Tippecanoe and he and his brother were the owners of the Moriarty Frozen Locker House and a slaughter house there. Recently they also built a locker establishment in Argos for freezing fresh meats and other edibles.
Floye Moriarty married Alta FANNING on June 19, 1923. His parents were Clyde and Bertha (SEVERNS) MORIARTY of Tippecanoe. Both his wife and his mother are survivors.
Other survivors include a daughter, Betty COWEN of Tippecanoe; one son, William J. [MORIARTY], in the army; three broters, Wendell, E. E. and Owen [MORIARTY], all of Tippecanoe; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary DAVIS of Tippecanoe and Mrs. Annabelle LAMB of Kokomo.
The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Eagles Lodge, Plymouth chapter.
The body has been returned to the home from the Beigh funeral home at Bourbon to lie in state. The funeral, tomorrow at 2:00 will be held in the Congregational church at Tippecanoe with Rev. G. LONG of the Walnut Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. The body will lie in state tomorrow at the church for an hour prior to the funeral.


Tuesday, April 2, 1946

Marceline Katherine Romig
Mrs. Marceline Katherine ROMIG, aged 33, died at seven o'clock this morning in her home at 201 North Pontiac street. She had been ill for several months.
Mrs. Romig was born in Rensselaer, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey MESSMAN of that city.
In 1940 the deceased was married to William H. ROMIG in the St. Augustine church in Rensselaer. They were the first couple to wed in the new edifice. Mr. and Mrs. Romig moved to Rochester in 1944 from Chicago, where he had fortmerly been employed.
Mrs. Romig was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church in Rochester and of the Altar Society.
Survivors include the husband, her parents and two brothers, Leon [MESSMAN] and Robert MESSMAN of Rensselaer.
Funeral services for Mrs. Romig will be held in the St. Augustine church at Rensselaer Thursday morning at nine o'clock and burial will be in the Mt. Calvary cemetery there. The body will be taken to the Jackson funeral home in Rensselaer Wednesday noon where friends may pay their respects.

Eva C. Shipley
Mrs. Eva C. SHIPLEY, 81, passed away at her home, 418 Pontiac street, this city at 10:30 a.m. today. Death was from complications. Her condition became extremely critical last Friday. Mrs. Shipley had been a resident of Rochester for the past 45 years and had many friends throughout this locality.
Eva C., daughter of Dr. A. and Margaret (KEISTER) CASE, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1864. She was united in marriage with Bryant F. SHIPLEY- - - - - - from Disco, Ind. Mrs. Shipley was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and was a charter member of the Victorian Reading Circle.
Survivors are two brothers, Harry W. CASE, of Talma and Ed CASE, of Akron. A brother, Frank [CASE] and a sister, Minnie [CASE], preceded her in death.
The body was removed to the Foster funeral home. Arrangements for the final rites are incomplete.

Waldo Emerson "Jack" Harvey
Waldo Emerson "Jack" [HARVEY], son of Harold and Francile (BURGER) HARVEY, was born in Union township, Adams county, Indiana, October 18th, 1928. He met with fatal accident while employed by the Erie Railroad Company, March 20th, 1946, aged 17 years, 5 mo. and 2 days. He attended grade school at Corydon and Rochester, Indiana, and high school at Decatur, Indiana. Jack was always an obedient and attentive boy at home. To know him was to love him. He was a member of the "Pleasant Grove" United Brethren Church, and the Y.P.M.B. He attended Sunday school and Churc services regular, both Sunday morning and evenings. Jack contributed freely to the financial interests of the church and was much interested in the remodeling of the church which is in progress at the present time. He was possessed with a kind and loving disposition, which endeared him to the hearts of his many friends, and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by the grief-stricken parents, three brothers and two sisters. Namely Dixie ARVEN of Fulton, James [HARVEY] of Decatur, Donald [HARVEY] of Gary and Jane [HARVEY] at home. Three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva BURGER of Adams county and Mrs. Lillian HARVEY of Bluffton, Ind. Many other relatives, neighbors and friends mourn his untimely departure. May our loss be his eternal gain. The funeral was conducted at the First United Brethren church at Decatur by the Rev. Charles E. WHITE and Rev. Paul GRAHAM. Interment was in the Decatur cemetery. - Rev. G. A. EDDY.

Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Charles Evans
Charles EVANS, 67, well-known Kewanna farmer and retired stockbuyer was the victim of a sudden heart attack which he is believed to have suffered sometime between seven and nine o'clock at his "South" farm this morning. His lifeless body was discovered shortly before ten o'clock by a Mr. MICHAELS, a tenant on Mr. Evans' "North" farm.
Ray LUNSFORD, the tenant on the farm where Mr. Evans passed away, has been away from home for a few days and Evans had gone there to do the chores. His body was found laying in the driveway of the barnlot. Mr. Michaels, who knew that his landlord had been receiving treatment fort a heart ailment around nine o'clock each morning, became alarmed when he noticed the Evans' auto still parked at his "South" farm. An investigation made by Mr. Michaels revealed the lifeless form of Mr. Evans. A physician was summoned and later Coroner Dean K. STINSON, of Rochester was called to make an investigation.
It was learned that Mr. Evans, who was an exceptionally large man, had been suffering from a heart ailment for some time.
He had been a resident of Kewanna throughout all of his life and for a long number of years was known as one of the largest stock buyers in this section of the state. In latter years, however, he merely managed his farming interests in that section of the county. The Evans reside on South Toner street in Kewanna. His two farms in that vicinity are located about two miles northeast of Kewanna.
He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Carl CAMPBELL and Mrs. Isaac BATZ, both of Rochester.
A complete obituary will be carried in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Mae Finney
Mrs. Mae FINNEY, 56, former Fulton county resident, died at 1:20 a.m. today at her home in Huntington, Ind. She had been in failing health for the past three years.
Mrs. Finney was born on a farm near Rochester on April 8th, 1890. Her parents were Alvin and Mary BRYANT.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Earl FRYE, 120 W. 3rd St., this city, and a brother, Verl BRYANT, Roosevelt, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at Huntington, Ind. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Thursday, April 4, 1946

Dr. Archibald Brown
Dr. Archibald BROWN, 69, lifelong resident of this city, passed away 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 218 West Eighth street. Death resulted from paralysis and complications. Dr. Brown suffered a stroke on July 22, 1924 and had been in ill health since that time. His condition became most critical a little over a week ago.
He had a host of friends throughout Fulton county and surrounding community and prior to his last illness had always taken an active interest in the civic and religious affairs of Rochester and community.
Dr. Brown, son of Angus and Lucy (CHINN) BROWN, was born in Rochester on December 11, 1876. On June 10, 1903, he was united in marriage with Maude Ellen WALLER in a ceremony held at Fowler, Ind. He was a member of the Rochester Christian church, the Masonic lodge, the Knights of Pythias, the Indiana State Medical Association and was a lifetime elder of the Christian church. Dr. Brown was also a veteran of the Spanish-American war. He served two terms as both city and county health officer before ill health forced his retirement.
Surviving are his wife, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Charles E. MULLINS, of Poteet, Texas; Mrs. Ernest BONINE, of Rochester; three grandchildren; two brothers, William BROWN, of this city, John B. BROWN, of Alhambra, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Edna WALLER, of Chicago; two half-sisters, Mrs. Jane SELLERS and Mrs. Catherine FLYD [?], both of Alhambra, Calif. A daughter, Mrs. Edna BUNN, preceded him in death in 1930 and two sons passed away in infancy. Two half-brothers, Hugh [BROWN] and Dugald [BROWN] also preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Rochester Christian church with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Dr. Brown's body will lie in state at the Christian church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Brown residence this evening where friends may also call.

Charles Evans
Funeral services for Charles EVANS, 67, Kewanna, retired farmer, who died of a coronary embolism at his "south" farm, around 9 a.m. Wednesday, will be held Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the Evans residence on South Toner street, Kewanna. Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD will be in charge of the rites and interment will be made in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Evans was born August 2, 1878 in Miami county, Indiana, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah EVANS, formerly of West Virginia. He had been a resident of Kewanna since a young man. In 1898 he was married to Miss Minnie SCHIRM at Rochester, Ind. He followed the occupation of farming and stock buying for a long number of years and for the past few years devoted his entire time in the management of his agricultural interests.
Surviving are his wife and two sisters, Mrs. June CAMPBELL of Rochester and Mrs. Isaac BATZ, of near Rochester.
The body lies in state at the Evans home where friends may call to pay their respect.

Friday, April 5, 1946

Infant Zumbaugh
Graveside rites were held, 2:30 p.m., today at Maple Lawn cemetery, Argos, for the infant son of Delbert and Emma (NEIDIG) ZUMBAUGH, of Argos, who passed away at Woodlawn hospital at 2:30 this morning a short time after birth. Rev. R. V. REGINOS, of Bourbon, officiated. The infant is survived by the parents and paternal grandparents, Clement NEIDIG and Ray ZUMBAUGH.

Samuel Stauffer
Funeral services for Samuel STAUFFER, 49, former resident of Kewanna, will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Stauffer residence in Warsaw, Ind.
Mr. Stauffer, who was agent at the Pennsylvania R.R. Station in Kewanna for a few years, passed away in a Warsaw hospital at 10 a.m. Thursday from a heart ailment. He was stricken Sunday and failed to rally from the attack.
Surviving are his wife, Lois [STAUFFER], and three children, Mary Lois [STAUFFER], of Ft. Wayne, Suzann [STAUFFER] and Joe [STAUFFER], at home. Joe was recently discharged from the U.S. armed services and was in the overseas campaign.

Saturday, April 6, 1946

William Kochenderfer
William KOCHENDERFER, 78, a former Fulton county resident, died Friday morning at 6 o'clock at his home in Flint, Mich., after an illness of several years.
Born near Rochester, he was the son of Valentine and Margaret KOCHENDERFER. He had lived in Flint the last 40 years.
Survivors are the wife, the former Dora BATZ of here, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Anna HOLLER, Fremont, Mich., Mrs. Ward PUTNEY, Mrs. Leah GILROY, both of Flint; Valentine, of Saginaw, Mich., Rex [KOCHENDERFER], Bay City, Mich.; three grandchildren; one brother, Frank [KOCHENDERFER], Cleveland, Ohio.
The body will arrive here at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning and will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Final rites will be at 10 o'clock Monday from the Rochester Lutheran church with Rev. William J. SCHROER officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of here.

Viola Liston
Mrs. Viola LISTON, 78, died at 8 o'clock last night in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, where she had been a patient since December.
Born Viola SHAFER, near Waupecong, she was the wife of the late James LISTON, who operated a grocery here for many years. He died in July, 1944. Since then she has been living with her children.
She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, Pythian Sisters, Past Chiefs club, Victoria Reading Circle.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mae SMITH, Maywood, Illinois; Mrs. Eva NELLANS, Mishawaka; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, James SHAFER, Logansport.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here.
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning during church services at the Rochester Methodist church.

Monday, April 8, 1946

Charles C. Solomon
Two services will be held tomorrow for Charles C. SOLOMON, 66, who died at ten o'clock Saturday at his farm home, six miles southwest of Argos. The first service will be held in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. James NEILL of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Another service will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of the deceased's mother, Mrs. Mary Frances SOLOMON, of near Lowell, with Reverends ATKINS of Crown Point, and WILLIAMS of Hebron, Ind., conducting the services. Burial will be in the Orchard Grove cemetery near Lowell.
Mr. Solomon died of complications Saturday morning, after an illness of five years.
He was born in Rush county on August 12, 1879, and has lived near Argos for the past five years, moving there from Howard county. On July 10, 1901, he was united in marriage with Harriet Jane LEE at Kempton who survives him. He was the son of Daniel and Mary SOLOMON and spent his lifetime in the occupation of a farmer.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; five sons, Lloyd [SOLOMON] of Wheatfield, Ind.; Earl [SOLOMON] of North Judson; Everett [SOLOMON], who is stationed with the Navy at Norfolk, Va., and Fred [SOLOMON] and Scott [SOLOMON] at home; four daughters, Mrs. Mabel REED and Mrs. Edna ELLIS of Hebron; Mrs. Ruth IRELAN of South Bend., and Mrs. Clara FLETCHER at home; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie OSBURN of Shelby; Mrs. Alice OSBURN of Lowell and Mrs. Katheryn FALCON of Butler, Mo.; two brothers, John [SOLOMON] of Cedar Lake and Knollie of Morocco, Ind., and ten grandchildren.

Viola Liston
Funeral services for Mrs. James T. LISTON, who died in Duke's Memorial hospital, Peru, Friday evening, were held yesterday afternoon in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at two o'clock. Rev. Frank BRIGGS of the Methodist church was in charge of the rites and burial was made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.

Charles N. Darr
Charles N. DARR, 71, died at12:30 a.m. today at his home two and a half miles east of Rochester. Death which followed several months illness was caused from a complication of diseases. Mr. Darr had been in failing health for the past few years and his condition became critical last December.
He had a host of friends throughout Rochester and surrounding community.
Charles N. Darr was born December 21, 1874, in Newcastle township. His parents were Reuben and Margaret (WISE) DARR. In a ceremony held at Cassopolis, Mich., in 1896 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth TIPTON. Mr. Darr followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
Surviving are his wife, at home, two sons, Cleo H. DARR and Howard DARR, of South Bend; four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie BRYANT, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Barbara STEWART, of Decatur; Pauline DARR, of Rochester; Mrs. Evelyn HODGE, of South Bend; two adopted daughters, Marilyn [DARR] and Marquitta DARR, at home; a granddaughter and a grandson. Two daughters preceded in death, Mrs. Helen FANSLER and Edyth DARR. Two brothers, J. W. DARR and I. N. DARR, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. William WHITTENBERGER, of South Bend, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, two p.m., at the Rochester Evangelical church with Rev. B. J. THOMAS officiating. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body was returned from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Darr residence late this afternoon, where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 9, 1946

Laura Belle Hosimer
Mrs. Laura Belle HOSIMER, 63, of Culver, former resident of this city, passed away at 6:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from complications. She had been a patient at Woodlawn for the past six weeks.
Mrs. Hosimer was born in Rochester on Sept. 7, 1882, the daughter of Thomas and Nancy (DAUGHERTY) RUSH.
Surviving are three sons, James BENNER, of Rochester, Edward HOSIMER, of Lansing, Ill.; Harold DAVIS, of Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Dorsey SMITH, of this city, and Mrs. John DAVIS, of Culver.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman funeral home.

Wednesday, April 10, 1946

Laura Belle Hosimer
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Belle HOSIMER, 63, who died early yesterday in the Woodlawn hospital will be held in the Rochester Evangelical church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock rather than in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home as announced yesterday. Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, pastor of the church, will conduct the services and burial will be held in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The change in funeral place was made today by the sons of the deceased, James BENNER of Rochester, Edward HOSIMER of Lansing, Ill., and Harold DAVIS of Culver.
Thursday, April 11, 1946

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Friday, April 12, 1946

Amanda M. Coplen
Mrs. Charles E. [Amanda M.] COPLEN, 74, who resided on a farm six miles northeast of Rochester, died at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Ewing nursing home. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for one week.
A life resident of Fulton county, she was born Nov. 15, 1871, the daughter of Morgan and Diana KRAFT. Her maiden name was Amanda M. KRAFT.
In a ceremony performed March 27, 1890, she was married to Charles E. COPLEN. Mrs. Coplen was a member of the Gleaners lodge.
Survivors are her husband, two sons, T. R. COPLEN, Sioux City, Iowa, and Herman COPLEN, formerly of Rochester; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The body has been moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of her son from Iowa.

Saturday, April 13, 1946

Henry Blackburn
Henry BLACKBURN, 80, former local resident, died at his home in Fulton at 11 a.m. Saturday following a year's illness. He formerly owned and operated farms in Rochester township and has a host of friends throughout Fulton county. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Amanda M. Coplen
Funeral services for Mrs. Charles E. COPLEN will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of this city. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers home. Tully C. [sic] COPLEN, a son arrived from Sioux City, Iowa, Friday to attend the services.

Monday, April 15, 1946

Henry O. Blackburn
Funeral services for Henry O. BLACKBURN who passed away Saturday morning at his home in Fulton, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock at the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and the members of the Rochester IOOF lodge will have charge of rites at the grave. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery at Rochester.
Mr. Blackburn was born August 20, 1865, on a farm southeast of this city, the son of Isaac and Susan BLACKBURN. He was the last survivor of a family of four children. For several years he owned and operated a farm in the Green Oak neighborhood and upon retiring moved to Rochester. Three years ago he moved to Fulton where he had since resided. Mr. Blackburn was thrice married, first to Minnie CAMMERER, second to Mande GOSS, both of whom preceded him in death and then to Mrs. Jessie ROUDEBUSH, of Fulton, who survives. He served as township assessor for Rochester township for several years.
The deceased was a member of the Rochester IOOF lodge, the Mt. Horeb Encampment, No. 24, and the Rochester Trinity Evangelical church.
Surviving with the widow are two sons, Carl W. BLACKBURN, of Golden, Colo., and Lyman BLACKBURN, of Compton, Calif.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, April 16, 1946

Myrtle Horn
Mrs. Ora E. [Myrtle] HORN, prominent resident of Newcastle township, passed away at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday morning at the Ewing nursing home, this city. Death resulted from carcinoma following 18 months illness. Mrs. Horn, who had spent her entire life in Fulton county, had a host of friends throughout Rochester and the Talma community.
Myrtle [FENSTERMAKER], daughter of John A. and Mary (HAIMBAUGH) FENSTERMAKER, was born in Newcastle township on May 21, 1878. On July 11, 1896, she was united in marriage with Ora E. HORN in a ceremony solemnized at Mt. Olive church. Mrs. Horn was a member of the Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Berneice ZOLMAN, of this city; a son, Robert HORN, of Huntington, Ind.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Benton FENSTERMAKER, of Jonesboro, Ind., and Ivan FENSTERMAKER, of Niles, Mich.
The funeral arrangements were incomplete as today's edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Ora McFarland
Ora McFARLAND, farmer residing a mile northeast of Akron, passed away at 6:30 a.m. today following an illness of three years duration. His condition became critical last Sunday evening. Death was attributed to arthritis and complications. He had been a resident of Henry township throughout his entire life.
Mr. McFarland was born on a farm north of Akron on August 26, 1864, the son of James and Elizabeth McFARLAND. He was married to Zora MEREDITH on Feb. 16, 1906, at Burkett, Ind.
Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Thelma LOCKRIDGE of Mentone; Mrs. Donald MORRIS, of Claypool; Mrs. Vernon ADAMS, of Littletown, Ohio; Dorothy McFARLAND, of Wabash and Mrs. Devon TUCKER, of Mentone and three sons, Earl Claire [McFARLAND], of Los Angeles, Calif., Dale [McFARLAND], of Akron and Paul [McFARLAND] at home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Helen Kistler
Mrs. Charles [Helen] KISTLER, who is well known to many Akron residents, died Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Oak Park hospital, Oak Park, Ill., it was learned here today. The death of the 46-year-old woman was caused from Anemia. She had been ill for the past seven months and hospitalized for the past eight weeks.
The deceased was the former Miss Helen STUEBE, of Chicago, until she married Charles KISTLER, native of Akron, 25 years ago. Survivors besides the husband include three daughters, Mrs. Thomas JAY, Helen Louise [KISTLER] and Nancy KISTLER, all at home in Oak Park.
Funeral services will be held in Lagrange, Ill., Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock and burial will be in the Hinseale cemetery near Lagrange. Miss Margaret KISTLER and Mrs. E. A. WHALLON both of Akron, are sisters-in-law of the deceased. Miss Kistler who went to Lagrange Friday for a visit will remain there until the funeral services are concluded and Dr. E. A. WHALLON, and his daughter, Jean [WHALLON], will leave today to attend the funeral of their relative.

Wednesday, April 17, 1946

Clark Reed
Clark REED, aged 55, a lifelong resident of the Tippecanoe vicinity, died at his farm home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Death resulted from complications following a fall at his home five weeks ago. The deceased was born December 12, 1891, and was preceded in death by a former wife, Esther McGRUFF.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie (LOZIER) REED; seven children, Mrs. Dorothy A. HAGAN and Mrs. Lois A. WHEATON of Rochester, Mrs. Marion E. CROSTON of Milford, Mrs. Faye MENSER of Tippecanoe, Mrs. Margaret SMITH of Fort Atkinson, Wis., Clark Ernest REED of Knox and Miss Phyllis May REED at home.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the home near Tippecanoe. Reverend MONTGOMERY of Gilead will officiate and burial will be in the Bourbon cemetery. The Beigh funeral home in Bourbon is in charge of the services.

Ora McFarland
Funeral services for Ora McFARLAND will be held Friday at two p.m. at the Beaver Dam United Brethren church. Rev. Noah McCOY will officiate. The body has been returned from the Moyer funeral home to the residence a mile northeast of Akron.

Myrtle Horn
Final rites for Mrs. Ora E. HORN will be conducted at the Talma Methodist church Friday afternoon two o'clock with the Reverends SLAYBAUGH and KOONTZ in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body was removed from the Moyer funeral home to the Horn home this afternoon where friends may call.

Thursday, April 18, 1946 to Friday, April 19, 1946

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Saturday, April 20, 1946

Benjamin F. Baker
Benjamin F. BAKER, 62, passed away at 4 a.m. today in the Ewing nursing home, this city, following an illness of two years duration from carcinoma. Mr. Baker, who for the past six years has resided on a farm a mile west of Mentone, was employed as a salesman prior to his last illness.
Benjamin F., son of Henry and Laura (SILLS) BAKER, was born in Miami county, Indiana, on Feb. 27, 1884. He was married in 1904 to Mary NORMAN. Mr. Baker had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Kosciusko counties.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Laura BAKER, of North Manchester; his wife, Mary [BAKER]; two children, Raymond [BAKER] of Leslie, Ark., and Mrs. Harold WELLING of St. Clairsville, Ohio; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Tim A. BAKER, of this city, and Verle BAKER, of Alberta, Canada. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body lies in state at the Reed funeral home, Mentone.

William Albert Thomas
William Albert THOMAS, 72, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Friday at his home on the north shore of Lake Manitou. Death followed six weeks of illness from complications. He had been a resident of this city for over 25 years where he was employed by the Klein Brothers.
Mr. Thomas was born in Brown county, Indiana, on Feb. 20, 1874. His parents were Benjamin and Sarah THOMAS. He was united in marriage with Minnie E. FRITZ in June of 1904. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Rochester Townsend club.
Survivors are six sons and two daughters, all of here: Omar [THOMAS], Robert [THOMAS], William [THOMAS], Jr., Floyd [THOMAS], James [THOMAS] and Paul [THOMAS], and Mrs. Rethal CLINGER and Mrs. Nellie BERGER; 11 grandchildren; a half-brother, Edward SWEENEY, of here. His wife, three sons and a daughter preceded him in death.
The body is at the Foster funeral home and friends may call there. Final rites will be at the funeral home at 2 o'clock Monday, with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.


Monday, April 22, 1946

Fred H. Moore
Rochester and Fulton county citizens were stunned early today by the news of the death of Fred H. MOORE, well-known realtor which occcurred Sunday evening at 9 o'clock at the Times theater. While a few immediate relatives and friends knew that Mr. Moore's health had been failing in the past few months, his condition had not been regarded as critical.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore and Mr. and Mrs. A. O. YEARICK were attending the show at the Times when a moment or two before 9 o'clock Mr. Moore's head slumped forward and his wife and the others were aware the stricken man was in a serious condition. Mr. Krieghbaum, manager of the show, was immediately notified and Mr. Moore was removed to a cot at the rear of the auditorium. A physican, who was summoned a few moments later, announced that death, which had been caused by a coronary embolism, had been almost instantaneous.
Mr. Moore, who for the past several years owned and operated the Fred H. Moore Real Estate agency on the north side of the public square, was widely known, not only throughout northern Indiana but also in all of the mid-western states. For over a score of years he was associated with his brothers, James [MOORE], Lee [MOORE] and Robert [MOORE] in the Chester White Journal, a monthly breeders magazine published in the interest of the Chester White swine. In this work he traveled extensively throughout the various states and he was regarded as an authority on all matters pertaining to the swine industry. His counsel had been sought and received by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and on several occasions he had written special articles for nationally renowned publications, including The Saturdah Evening Post and Colliers.
During his operations as a realtor he backed and promoted various business and civic projects for both Lake Manitou and the city of Rochester and was regarded as one of the city's foremost citizens.
Fred H., son of Frank F. and Laura Virginia MOORE, was born in Rochester, Ind., on Aug. 29, 1879. He received his education in the Rochester schools and the Rochester Normal College. Later he was a teacher at the McKinley and Athens consolidated schools. Practically all of his life was spent in Rochester with the exception of three years residency in Logansport where he owned and operated the Murdock hotel.
On December 24th, 1902, he was united in marriage with Adda Belle CARRITHERS in a ceremony solemnized in this city. Mr. Moore was a member of the Rochester Baptist church; the Knights of Pythias lodge; the I.O.O.F. lodge; the Moose lodge; a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the local blue lodge; the Lions club, and was recently appointed secretary of the newly-formed Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Moore also served as a member of the National Meat Council which has its offices in Chicago.
Survivors are his wife and a son, Hugh [MOORE], at the Moore farm home, three miles east of Rochester on Road 14; a daughter, Mrs. Helen VanDUYNE, of this city; a sister, Mrs. Reba SHORE, of Rochester; three brothers, James R. MOORE, of Columbus, Ohio, Levi P. MOORE and Robert P. MOORE, both of this city, and several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Moore farm residence with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Baptist church officiating. Interment will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon where friends may call.

Rex E. Moonshower
It was learned today that Rex E. MOONSHOWER, 45, manager of the Hoosier Mint company, of Indianapolis, who was wounded in an attempted holdup Saturday and who passed away Sunday, 10 a.m., in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, was formerly a resident of Athens. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Esta MOONSHOWER.
Mr. Moonshower is survived by the widow, Margaret MOONSHOWER, one son, Rex [MOONSHOWER], Jr., and is parents. The body is to be removed to his parents' home Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Moonshoiwer thwarted a holdup attempt in the Hoosier Mint company's offices at 308 North Capitol avenue and in the gun battle in which he was mortally wounded he shot to death the would-be bandit. Excerpts taken from an Indianapolis newspaper give the following account of the attempted holdup.
"The bandit, John Balpao MILES, 34, of Wilmington, Cal., yesterday was reported by Indianapolis police to have escaped from the Los Angeles (Cal.) County Jail, March 4. He was sought by California authorities, local police were informed, for extortion, kidnaping and jailbreaking.
"The Los Angeles police were said to have notified Indianapolis police that Miles was aided in the escape by a woman who smuggled a gun to him in the jail cell.
"Miles died on the sidewalk in front of the Hoosier Mint Company after being met with gunfire Saturday as he walked into Mr. Moonshower's office with a gun and the announcement, 'This is a holdup.'
"Mr. Moonshower, shot through the abdomen when he exchanged fire with the bandit and died Sunday morning, had been given several blood transfusions in an attempt to save his life.
"Mr. Moonshower, who lived at 635 East 58th Street, was said to have been the chauffeur, body guard and business associate of William. ARMITAGE, 77, 5402 North Pennsylvania Street, head of the Hoosier Mint Company. Armitage, a witness to the shooting, escaped injury.
"Meanwhile, Mile's bride of a week, Mrs. Beatrice MILES, still was being held under $1,000 bond as police detectives investigated her late husband's background. She denied any knowledge of the holdup, saying only that she had 'waited' for Miles while he served an eight-year Federal sentence at Leavenworth, Kan.
"Divorced when Miles entered the prison, the couple was remarried about a week ago at Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Miles told police. They then came to Indianapolis and were registered at a downtown hotel under an alias when the shooting occurred.
"Using various aliases, Miles had been arrested several times on different charges, police and FBI records disclosed. Police also are investigating the possibility that Miles may have been one of two bandits who took $1,450 in the holdup of the Crest Hardware Store, 3328 Madison Avenue, on April 7."

Rosa Kreiger
Mrs. Rosa KREIGER, who resided five miles east of Warsaw, died Sunday at 12:30 in the afternoon of complictions after an illness of three years duration. She was 59 years old and had resided in the Silver Lake community most of her life. She was a member of the United Brethren church.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Loren M. ADAMS of Argos, and three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia DELMAN of Akron, Mrs. Ethel GRUBE of Liberty Mills and Mrs. Edward HAUGAINGHBAUGH, someplace in Ohio.
Funeral services will be held in the Silver Lake United Brethren church Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock with the Rev. Noah McCOY officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. The body will remain at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, until noon Tuesday and then it will lie in state at the church from one o'clock until the hour of the funeral.

James Allen Myers
James Allen "Al" MYERS, 84, well-known retired carpenter, of 1214 South Jefferson St., this city, died of a heart attack at 2:45 Saturday afternoon. Mr. Myers, who had been in ill health for the past three days, was in the act of walking across Main street at the 13th street intersection when he slumped to the curb in front of the William SOWERS residence.
An ambulance was summoned and the stricken man was taken to Woodlawn hospital but he was pronounced dead upon arrival. "Al" Myers had a host of friends throughout Fulton and surrounding counties. He was keenly interested in sports, such as basketball and baseball and for over a score or more of years rarely missed any of the local games and quite often accompanied the teams on their trips to adjacent cities. Although he retired from the carpentry trade a few years ago, he occasionally would do small jobs to accommodate his old patrons. Mr. Myers was also a machinist and he assisted in the moving and setting up of printing machinery during the merger of the Rochester newspapers here a number of years ago.
James Allen, son of William and Lavina MYERS was born at Culver, Ind., on July 19, 1861. Practically all of his life was spent in Rochester with the exception of four years in Chicago and six years in California. His wife, Lydia MYERS, preceded him in death a number of years ago. Mr. Myers made his home with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MYERS, of 1215 Jefferson St. He was a member of Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge which organization will assist in the funeral services.
The son, Charles Myers, of this city is the sole survivor.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Foster funeral home. Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, of the Evangelical church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Esther Elizabeth Taylor
Esther Elizabeth (ROBERTS) TAYLOR, who would have celebrated her 82nd birthday Friday, died Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in her home, two miles north of Argos. Death resulted from a heart attack.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Marshall county near Plymouth on April 26, 1864, the daughter of Israel and Nancy ROBERTS, and continued to reside in the county all of her life. On Aug. 6, 1891, she was united in marriage in Plymouth to George TAYLOR, who survives the deceased.
She was a member of the Antioch Church of God.
Survivors, other than her husband, include one daughter, Mrs. Charles CUFFEL of Argos, one sister, Mrs. William CUFFEL of Akron, and one brother, Andrew ROBERTS of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday aftrnoon at 2:30 in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. George RUSSELL, of Argos will conduct the services and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.

Tuesday, April 23, 1946

William E. Cooper
Funeral services for William E. COOPER, 81-year-old Fulton resident who died at his home Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Fulton United Brethren church with the Rev. Floyd HARDY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Mr. Cooper died after a three month's illness.
Born September 29, 1864, in Cass county, he was the son of Michael and Eliza COOPER. He had lived in Fulton county most of his life.
He was married Oct. 26, 1895, to Emma WILLIAMS, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Russell [COOPER], Osceola; one daughter, Mrs. L. D. MARTIN, South Bend; three grandsons, Captain Robert MARTIN, Denver, Colo., Donald MARTIN, South Bend, Ronald COOPER, Osceola; three sisters, Mrs. Harry CHALK, Mrs. Sarah McCROSKEY, Mrs. Elizabeth COOPER all of Fulton.
He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.

Wednesday, April 24, 1946

James Wilbur Huls
Final rites for James Wilbur HULS, who died Tuesday evening at 5:30 o'clock at the home of his brother, Paul HULS, near the river bridge north of this city, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Fred YEAZEL, pastor of the Mission church, will officiate, and interment will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.
Mr. Huls, who had made his home with his brother for the past seven years, had been in ill health for three months suffering from complications. He came here from Indianapolis in May of 1939 where he was employed for a number of years as a cement finisher.
Mr. Huls was born at Robinson, Ill., on Oct. 13, 1878. His parents were Amos and Mary HULS. He is survived by his brother Paul, and several nieces and nephews.

Rex Moonshower
Funeral services for Rex MOONSHOWER, 44, of Indianapolis, were held at 2 p.m. today from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Esta E. MOONSHOWER, in Athens. Rev. R. E. CHRISTLER, pastor of the Athens United Brethren church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
The body arrived at the parents' home at 1:30 Tuesday aftrnoon following prayer services held at 9:30 Tuesday morning from the Moonshower residence, 635 East 59th street, Indianapolis. Rev. Edwin SALM, pastor of the St. Joan of Arc church, conducted the ceremony after which the cortege left for Athens.
Moonshower died Sunday in St. Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis, of bullet wounds received in a gun-fight Saturday with a bandit who had been identified as James Balpho MILES, 34, of Wilmington, Cal. The shooting was in the office of the Hoosier Mint Co., Indianapolis.
Moonshower was an official of the concern and the only witness to the affair was William H. ARMITAGE, 77, another official. He told Indianapolis police that "somebody got the finger on me and Rex" when he was questioned about the shooting.
Armitage told police how the bandit came in to the mint company office and announced that it was a stickup and started to empty his revolver at Moonshower. Moonshower then drew his revolver and shot Miles who staggered to the street where he died.
Armitage said that on one other occasion Miles held up the mint company office and forced him to give him a diamond ring. Miles forced Armitage and Moonshower to drive him to an Indianapolis bank where Armitage drew $1,000 which he gave to the bandit.

Thursday, April 25, 1946

Boyd Smith
Boyd SMITH, 61, farmer residing three miles northwest of Kewanna, passed away at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon following a heart attack suffered but a few moments before death occurred. Mr. Smith had resided in the western part of the county throughout practically all of his life and had a host of friends throughout that community.
Mr. Smith was born August 14, 1885, at Bruce Lake Station. His parents were Silas and Harriett OVERMYER SMITH.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a sister, Mrs. Cora SHOWLEY, of Waterloo, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m., at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Rev. Jerome WALSKI will officiate and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The body lies in state at the Harrison funeral home where friends may call.

Carrie Browneller
Mrs. Carrie BROWNELLER, 72, died at 3:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her home, four miles west of Fulton, lafter an illness of three months.
Born Aug. 7, 1873, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Margaret COLLINS. She was married to Elzie BROWNELLER Aug. 5, 1896, and was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Surviving besides the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Clara EASTERDAY, of Fulton county, and Mrs. Phoebe FELTZ, of Syracuse, Ind.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
Private funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the residence, with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence Friday morning where friends may call.

Mary Wilson Davisson
Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Mary WILSON DAVISSON, 78, wife of Professor Emeritus Schuyler C. DAVISSON, of Indiana University, which occurred Wednesday in the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Davisson was an aunt of Harold DAVISSON and a sister-in-law of Mrs. Guy ALSPACH of this city.

Friday, April 26, 1946

Clarence A. Breen
Clarence A. BREEN, 529 East Ninth street, died at 12:45 o'clock this afternoon in his home of complications after an illness of two years duration.
The 64-year-old man was born Sept. 28, 1882, in Scott county, Ky., the son of John and Ellen BREEN. On Jan. 23, 1936, he married Ollie RUSH in Winamac. She survives him.
Also included in the list of survivors are two step-sons, Howard [MEYERS] and Dean MEYERS, both of Rochester; two half-brothers, Armond [BREEN] and Lester BREEN of Georgetown, Ky., and his step-mother, Rosie BREEN, also of Georgetown.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Foster funeral home with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. The remains of the deceased will lie in state until the hour of the funeral when they will be returned to the funeral home.

Thomas Melvin Zehner
Thomas Melvin ZEHNER, former Argos resident, died this morning at four o'clock, it was learned here today. The 86-year-old man died at his son David's residence in Fort Wayne, as a result of a hip fracture which he sustained four weeks ago.
Survivors include two sons, David [ZEHNER] of Fort Wayne and Lester [ZEHNER] of Argos. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.

Saturday, April 27, 1946

Lucy Scott
Mrs. Lucy SCOTT, 84, for many years a resident of the Argos community, passed away at 3:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Arthur SCOTT, 835 North East street, Indianapolis. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Scott was born at Argos on Jan. 27, 1862, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine WICKIZER. Her husband, W. J. SCOTT, preceded her in death in 1926.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Chloe HILL of Martinsville, Ill., Mrs. Hettie CROCKETT of Cambridge City, Ind.; Mrs. Iva HAYWORTH of Harrisburg, Ore.; a son, Arthur [SCOTT] of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Alice McBRIDE of Portland, Ore., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Rev. Jas. W. NEIL will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, southwest of Argos. The body lies in state at the Grossman home where friends may call.

Lottie R. Felder
Mrs. Lottie R. FELDER, widow of L. W. FELDER, Fulton, died this morning in Woodlawn hospital at 5:30. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge and Christian church of Rochester. The Felders were residents of this city a number of years ago, Mr. Felder having been employed at the Ruh drug store.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. C. C. MEYER of Fulton and Mrs. William H. MESSINGER of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one son, Emerson [FELDER], of Fulton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two brothers, C. H. LACEY of Huron, Ohio, and R. W. LACEY of Elkhart.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the residence in Fulton with the Rev. Floyd HARDY officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, Rochester. Friends may pay their respects to the deceased at the residence afternoon, Sunday.

Jake D. Newman
Rochester friends late yesterday, were apprised of the death of Jake D. NEWMAN, 74, general agent for the Cole Bros. circus which occurred Tuesday in St. Joseph hospital, St. Paul, Minn.
Mr. Newman suffered a heart attack a little over a month ago while in St. Paul where a unit of the circus was filling a winter garden date. He was immediately taken to the hospital where his condition gradually became worse. The deceased was the dean of all circus general agents in America and was well known throughout U. S. and Canada. In past years he resided in this city, Peru and Louisville, Ky. For many years he was associated with the Sells-Floto and John Robinson shows. His last visit to Rochester was made early this year when he was a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. BRADLEY for a few days.
He was a native of Los Angeles, Calif., where his wife and several children reside. The body was returned to that city for the final rites.

Monday, April 29, 1946

Ervin Tracy
Ervin TRACY, 72, farmer residing 8 miles southwest of Akron, passed away 2 p.m. Sunday following a 16 week illness. The deceased had a host of friends throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Mr. Tracy was born in Indiana on April 2, 1874. On October 14, 1889, he was married to Judy KANNADA. His parents were Samuel and Caroline SMITH.
Surviving are his wife; a sister, Cora TRACY of Macy and a brother, Howard TRACY of Chili.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2:30 p.m. at the Macy Methodist church. Rev. Jack FULCHER, of Macy, and Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The body was removed from the Moyer funeral home to the Tracy residence where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 30, 1946

Leota May Fissel
Funeral services for Mrs. Leota May FISSEL, 63, formerly of Rochester, who passed away Saturday at Ypsilanti, Mich., will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. (CDT) at the McGann funeral home, South Bend. Mrs. Fissel had resided in Ypsilanti for the past 12 years.
Leota May, daughter of Boyd and Dora OVERMYER was born in Rochester on April 1, 1883. On Nov. 25, 1900 she was married to William E. FISSEL. He preceded her in death in 1934.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Maple CARNEY, of Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. Ruth SCHOFIELD, of Ypsilanti, Mich., with whom she was residing, and four grandchildren. The deceased was a sister of the late Cliff OVERMYER.
Interment is to be made in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery, South Bend.

Wednesday, May 1, 1946

Catherine Young
Mrs. Catherine YOUNG, 85-year-old Akron lifelong resident, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Harrold of Akron. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which Mrs. Young suffered one week ago.
Mrs. Young, the daughter of John and Barbara Ann ESHELMAN, was born July 15, 1860, on a farm south of Akron and on Oct. 10, 1878, she was united in marriage to Charles L. YOUNG at Plymouth. Her husband died 15 years ago.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Arthur HARROLD, with whom the deceased had resided for the past 14 years, Mrs. Mary BUCHER, Mrs. Tressa BALL and Mrs. Merl BUCHER, all of Akron.
Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete and will be announced in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel. The body has been taken to the Moyer funeral home, Akron.

Ellen Marie Heater
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Marie HEATER, 50, who resided near Kewanna and died early Tuesday morning in the Carneal hospital at Winamac, will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock in St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna. Rev. Jerome WALSKI will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in the St. Peters cemetery near Winamac.
A resident of Fulton county, she was born July 2, 1896, and was the daughter of John and Josephine LEONARD of Chicago, Illinois. In March, 1941, she was united in marriage to Eli HEATER of Chicago and later moved to Fulton county.
She belonged to the North Side Circle and the St. Ann's Catholic church at Kewanna.
Survivors include the husband; one daughter, Marie Ellen [HEATER], and five stepsons, Harold [HEATER] in the U.S. Army of Greensboro, N.C., James [HEATER], Frances [HEATER], Eli [HEATER], Jr., and Alfred [HEATER], all at home.
Two step-daughters, Mrs. Jane CAREY of Kokomo, and Mrs. Ellen St. CLAIR of Kewanna, also survive. Mrs. Josephine LEONARD, mother of Mrs. HEATER, is also among the survivors.
The body is at the Frye & Lange funeral home, Winamac.

David Smith
David SMITH, 81 years old, prominent retired Culver businessman and former Union Township trustee, died Tuesday in his home at Culver. Survivors are the widow, two daughters, one son and one stepson.

Thursday, May 2, 1946

Katherine Young
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine YOUNG will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron Brethren church. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Friday, May 3, 1946

George Oscar Denton
The lifeless body of George Oscar DENTON, 45, was found this morning at his farm home in the Prairie Grove community, southwest of Rochester by his nephew, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John DENTON.
Estimates by County Coroner, Dr. D. K. STINSON set the hour of death at about 6 o'clock this morning. The body was found in the living room of his small home with a shotgun wound through the heart. The gun lay beside the body, an empty shell in the barrel.
Denton had been in usual spirits recently, it was said by relatives and there was no suspicion of intended suicide as far as can be learned, therefore, no motive for the act has been established.
Denton, a veteran of World War II, was the son of Oscar and Hattie DENTON and was born in Corydon, Indiana, on May 2, 1901. He came with his parents to Fulton county 25 years ago and has since resided here. He was never married. He was a member of the Prairie Grove U. B. church, the American Legion and the Eagles lodge.
Survivors include three brothers, Claude [DENTON] of Covington, Ind., John [DENTON] and Herman [DENTON] of this community and several nephews and nieces. The parents and one brother and one sister preceded him in death. Final rites have not been completed.

Rev. Charles E. Dunlop
Death, this morning, came to the Rev. Charles E. DUNLOP, 65, at his home in Macy, following a stroke of paralysis wich occurred at 6:30 Thursday evening.
Rev. Dunlop, a native of Madison county, Indiana, was born on Sept. 25, 1880, the son of Alonzo and Mary DUNLOP. He was married at Vincennes, Indiana, in 1908, to Miss Edna HOLMAN. A previous marriage was dissolved by the death of his wife.
The deceased came to Macy from Russiaville, Indiana, about two years ago after ill health had forced his retirement as pastor of the Methodist church in that city. He was a member of the Macy lodge A.F.&A.M. and the Eastern Star.
Surviving are the widow and two daughters by first marriage, Mrs. Mary R. AMAGE of Indianapolis and Mrs. Lucille COLLIER or Orenne, Ill.
Final rites will be held at 1 o'clock (CST) Monday morning from the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. GARRISON of Wabash officiating. Burial will be made at New Castle. The body will be taken to Russiaville and returned to Macy Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, May 4, 1946

Rev. B. E. Chambers
Rev. B. E. CHAMBERS, D.D., former minister of the Fulton United Brethren church, died Friday noon in his home at Brook, Ind., it was learned here today. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon in the Brook United Brethren church with Dr. B. H. CAIN officiating, assisted by Bishop Fred L. DENNIS of Indianapolis.

George Oscar Denton
Funeral services for George Oscar DENTON, 45, who killed himself with a shotgun early Friday in his farm home southwest of Rochester, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Ora Foster funeral home in Rochester. Rev. David LIVENGOOD of the local United Brethren church will conduct the services and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body of the deceased will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral Sunday.

Monday, May 6, 1946

Bertha M. Cummings
Final rites for Mrs. Bertha M. CUMMINGS, 58, who died at her home, 1224 South Jefferson street, Saturday evening at 5:30 o'clock, will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Christian church at Talma. The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home today to the residence where friends may pay last respects. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.
Mrs. Cummings, who died after an illness of 11 months, was born April 7, 1888, the daughter of Joseph and Priscilla (LEBO) BRUGH. She was a native and life resident of Fulton county.
On Nov. 4, 1904, she was married to Warren CUMMINGS and for a number of years they lived on a farm near Talma. She was a member of the Christian church at Talma.
Survivors are the husband; two sons and three daughters [sic]: Audra L. [CUMMINGS], at home; Joseph Albert [CUMMINGS], Rochester; Mrs. Irene GUNTER, Michigan City; Mrs. Glendola ALBER, Rochester; eight grandchildren; one brother, Clyde BRUGH, Montana.

Tuesday, May 7, 1946

Elias Robbins
Funeral services for Elias ROBBINS, 85, who passed away in the Fulton county jail, Sunday morning, are to be held at his home in Winamac, Wednesday.
The aged man, who was awaiting committment into the state hospital at Longcliff, Logansport, Ind., suffered a coronary emolism and death occurred almost instantaneously.

Wednesday, May 8, 1946

Elizabeth Marcia Miller
Mrs. Harry S. MILLER, 59, route 2, Lake Manitou, passed away at 9:45 Wednesday morning at Woodlawn hospital. Death resulted from a heart ailment following several weeks illness.
Mrs. Miller had been a resident of this community for the past 15 years, moving here from Indianapolis.
Mrs. Elizabeth Marcia MILLER was born October 7, 1886, in Utica, N. Y. She was married to Harry S. MILLER on April 16, 1932, in a ceremony solemnized at Frankfort, Ind. Mr. Miller is employed as manager of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, at Kewanna, Ind.
Surviving are her husband, of Lake Manitou, and a niece, Mrs. Louis GREINER, of Utica, N. Y.
Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. E. Duane HULSE, pastor of the Kewanna Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, May 9, 1946

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Friday, May 10, 1946

Boyd B. Bidwell
Relatives have received word today of the death of Boyd B. BIDWELL, age 66, of 1012 1/2 West Washington street, South Bend, a former resident of this city, who died late Wednesday from a heart attack.
A past commander of South Bend Commandery No. 13 and prominent in Masonic Lodge circles died in the Masonic Temple in South Bend yesterday after he had taken part in the afternoon's ceremonies of the 92nd annual conclave of the Knights Templar of Indiana which is being held in South Bend. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Bidwell moved to South Bend from Rochester 30 years ago. He was an interior decorator in this city and since being a resident of South Bend has been a foreman for the Studebaker Corporation.
Survivors are his wife and three step-daughters and five step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Services will be in charge of South Bend Commandery No. 13. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial park.

Howard Bryant
Howard BRYANT, 64, died at 7 o'clock this morning at his home two miles north of Leiters Ford. Death resulted from a heart attack that occurred near midnight last night.
Mr. Brant was born in Rochester on June 26, 1881, the son of John and Elias BRYANT, and prior to his residing near Leiters Ford, he lived in Culver where he was employed by the Culver Military Academy.
On Sept. 4, 1907, he was united in marriage to Coral CHAPMAN, who survives him. He was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors besides his wife include one daughter, Lucy LaMUNION of Culver; four brothers, John [BRYANT] of Rochester, Wesley [BRYANT] of Culver, Theodore [BRYANT] of Arcola and Clinton [BRYANT] of Gary, and one sister, Mrs. Grace KAISER of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The body will remain in the Funeral home until the hour of the funeral.
[Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Vol. 1: Culver Masonic Cemetery, Union Twp.: Howard L. BRYANT, 1881-1946; Coral E. BRYANT, 1888-1970.]

Saturday, May 11, 1946

Inez Lidgard
Rochester relatives received news of the death of Mrs. Inez LiDGARD, 56, of LaPorte, which occurred at 9:20 Friday evening in a hospital in that city.
Mrs. Lidgard, daughter of William and Mary COOK, was born on a farm north of Akron in 1889.
Surviving are three sons, Donald [LIDGARD] and John [LIDGARD] of LaPorte, and Charles LIDGARD in the U.S. services; five daughters, Mrs. Argile SUMPTER and Mrs. Nellie SUMPTER, both of Bremen; Mrs. Mary BALENSTIEN of Rome, N.Y., and Miss Odyeat [LIDGARD] and Miss Faye Joyce [LIDGARD], at home; a brother, H. A. COOK, of Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Harrison SANNS, of this city, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Talma Methodist church. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. After noon Sunday, friends may call at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison SANDS, 1006 Elm street, where the body will rest until the hour of the funeral.

John Drake
John DRAKE, 73, died Friday afternoon at 5:12 o'clock at his home, 216 Maple avenue, Argos, it was learned here today. Death resulted from complications after an illness of one year.
Mr. Drake was a lifelong Argos resident, having been born there on Sept. 16, 1872, the son of Arthur and Margaret DRAKE. On Nov. 6, 1902, he was united in marriage to his wife, Hattie, in the same house in which they spent their entire married life.
Mr. Drake was a ticket agent on the Nickel Plate railroad, having retired in recent years. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church, a past master of the Masonic lodge at Argos and vice-president of the Argos Lions club.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie [DRAKE]; one daughter, Mrs. Madison STEPHENSON of Argos; two grandchildren, Betty Lou and John STEPHENSON of Argos; two brothers, Urban [DRAKE] of Plymouth and Francis [DRAKE] of Walkerton.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Argos Methodist church with Rev. Elmer JONES of Lafayette and Rev. James NEILL, Argos Methodist minister, conducting the final rites. The body was removed Saturday from the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, to the residence where friends may call.

Dora Olive Wilson
Mrs. Dora Olive WILSON, 88, died in the Ewing nursing home, Madison street, at seven o'clock this morning. She was well known in Kewanna, having resided there a number of years with her daughter, Mrs. Albert WORL. Death resulted from complications after an illness of ten weeks. She was taken to the local nursing home several weeks ago from her daughter's home.
Mrs. Wilson was born March 25, 1858, the daughter of John and Martha (DOTY) ROBERSON. For a number of years she lived in South Bend with her husband, William WILSON, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of God.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Church of Christ, Kewanna. Rev. Joseph DUX will conduct the service and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Kewanna. The body is at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, where friends may call.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Albert WORL, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Mary ZECHIEL of Benton Harbor, Mich., and to brothers, David ROBERSON of route 3, Kewanna, and Robert ROBERSON of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Monday, May 13, 1946

Larry Wayne Surface
Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Mentone Baptist church for Larry Wayne SURFACE, eight-month-old son of Orlando and Katherine SURFACE, who reside at Beaver Dam Lake, three miles northeast of Akron, who died early Saturday morning of pneumonia.
The child caught cold a week prior to his death. Friday he contracted pneumonia. He and his parents resided with his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Delta SMITH. His father was discharged from the armed forces in October.
The Surface lad was born September 7, 1945, and had lived at his grandmother's Beaver Dam lake home since his birth.
Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACKER of Akron conducted the funeral rites and burial was in the Mentone cemetery.

Charles W Mogle
Charles W. MOGLE passed away Sunday night at 10:15 o'clock in the nursing home of Mrs. Minnie STUTSMAN, 700 Madison street this city. He had been in failing health for some time, but death was hastened by two strokes which affected his throat and memory. The last stroke was April 12, which was the final cause of death.
Mr. Mogle was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William MOGLE. His mother died when Charles was but a small boy. He was born in 1860, was educated in the schools of Fulton county, and received his higher education at Terre Haute Normal College and at Valparaiso, Ind. He was quite successful as a teacher which profession he followed for 12 years in the different schools of Fulton county. Later he was identified with the sales agency of the Culver Range Co., their headquarters being in St. Louis, Mo. Later he sold school and road supplies throughout northern Indiana. He was of a sociable disposition and made friends readily.
On Feb. 19, 1890, he was united in marriage with Iva L. GREEN, the ceremony taking place at the bride's home five miles east of Kewanna, officiated by the Rev. HATHAWAY of the Christian church of Kewanna. There was born to this union three sons, Hubert E. MOGLE, now of Lombard, Ill., Evert D. [MOGLE] and Robert L. MOGLE, both deceased, and one daghter, Lena MOGLE DAVIS of Chicago. The wife died Aug. 20, 1924. In addition to the above named survivors he leaves two grandchildren, June DAVIS and Marcia DAVIS ROHRE and one great-grandson, little Christopher Davis ROHRE, also of Chicago. He also leaves two half-brothers, Roy MOGLE of Chicago and Harry MOGLE of Mishawaka, Ind.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home where friends may call until the time of the funeral which will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The services will be in charge of the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS of the Methodist church. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery. A Masonic funeral is requested.

Deborah Strong
Miss Deborah STRONG, 80, a pioneer resident of Akron, passed away at 8 a.m. today at the Ewing nursing home, this city, where she had been residing for the past 18 months. Death resulted from complications after a lengthy illness. Miss Strong had a host of friends throughout Henry township and was active in the social and religious affairs of that vicinity throughout her entire life.
Deborah, daughter of Andrew and Sarah STRONG was born in Akron on November 6, 1865. She was a music teacher for a number of years. Miss Strong was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Froebel club, and an honorary member of the Akron Mother's club. Up until her last illness she was the teacher of Martha Sunday School class of the Metodist church.
Surviving are five nieces, Mrs. E. A. WHALLON, Miss Margaret KISTLER, Mrs. Helen ARTER, all of Akron; Mrs. Robert HILLIS, of Logansport, and Mrs. Wendell GODWIN, of Hutchinson, Kansas; and a nephew, Charles KISTLER, of LaGrange, Ill. Two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were incomplete as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Tuesday, May 14, 1946

Richard Lee Haworth
Richard Lee [HAWORTH], two-and-a-half-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Max HAWORTH, 630 Madison street, passed away 2:30 Monday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital. The child had been ill since last Friday and contracted pneumonia Sunday.
Richard Lee Haworth was born in Rochester on December 2, 1943, the son of Max and Martha (DREHER) HAWORTH. Mr. Haworth is a co-owner of the Rochester Lumber Co.
Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Robert [HAWORTH], William [HAWORTH] and Thomas Lee [HAWORTH], a twin brother of the deceased, all of Rochester; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William HAWORTH and Mr. and Mrs. Edward DREHER, all of Attica, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2:30 (DST) at the Rochester Methodist church with Rev. Frank BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Haworth residencer at noon todahy where friends may call.

Alva Paul Kale
Alva Paul KALE, who resided seven miles northeast of Rochester in Richland township, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning in the Woodlawn hospital. Death followed an illness of 10 months and was attributed to complications.
Mr. Kale was born in Richwood, Ohio, and came to Fulton county 50 years ago. He was 71 years old at the time of his death.
On Jan. 4, 1897, he was united in marriage with Harriet LAVINE WALTERS who preceded him in death, as did three daghters.
The deceased followed the occupation of farming during his lifetime and was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Dollie MILLER, Mrs. Mary JOHNSON, Mrs. Gladys BUSSERT, Mrs. Mildred THOMPSON and Mrs. Mabel LONG, all of Rocester, Charles [KALE] of Mishawaka and Paul [KALE] of East Chicago. Sixteen grandchildren, one brother, Ira KALE of Richwood, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary FIELDS and Mrs. Hazel LANE, both of Richwood, also survive.
Funeral rites will be held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Grandview Evangelical church with the Rev. Benjamin G. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery, southwest of Rochester. The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home, city, to the residence of Mrs. Claude JOHNSON, 118 West Thirteenth street, this evening.

Marybelle Yoder
Mrs. Marybelle YODER, 75, died at her home two miles north of Macy at 9:30 o'clock this morning. She had been seriously ill since January and death resulted from complications.
The deceased was born in Miami county on Oct. 7, 1871, and had lived near Macy for 20 years, moving there from Denver, Ind. She was the daughter of Isaac and Julia Ann KEPLER) YIKE and on Dec. 28, 1892, she was united in marriage with John YODER in Fulton county. Her husband died on March 16, 1937.
She was a member of the Ebenezer church, southeast of Macy.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lee SOUTHERTON, southeast [?] of Macy; one son, Roy O. YODER of Hammond; two grandsons, Glen SOUTHERTON of Macy and Frderick HOFFMAN of Cambridge, Mass.; one brother, John L. YIKE of near Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. B. F. YODER and Mrs. Milton HECKATORNE, both of Peru. Another daughter, Mrs. Ethel HOFFMAN, of Rochester, preceded her mother in death.
Funeral services are incomplete but interment will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be taken to the farm home of her daughter, Mrs. Southerton, Wednesday morning.

Deborah Strong
Funeral services for Miss Deborah STRONG will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock (DST) at te Moyer funeral home in Akron. Services will be in charge of Reverends R. A. FENSTERMACKER and Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Sam Phebus
Relatives here have been apprised of the death of Sam PHEBUS, which occurred Monday evening at the Pawating hospital, Niles, Mich.
Mr. Phebus who was 83 years old left Fulton county about 23 years ago and for the past several years has resided in Niles, Mich. Mrs. Ray (Eva) O'BLENIS, of this city is a granddaghter of the deceased. Other relatives reside in the vicinity of Mentone and Tippecanoe.
Funeral services will be held at the Phebus home, Niles, Mich., Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Linna Overmyer
Mrs. Linna OVERMYER, 80, passed away at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at her home near Bruce Lake. Death resulted from complications following a brief illness. Mrs. Overmyer, who had resided in the Bruce Lake community had many friends throughout the western section of Fulton county.
Mrs. Overmyer was born in Pulaski county, Indiana, on December 22, 1865. Her parents were Hiram and Nellie (MOON) LUNSFORD. She was united in marriage with Lincoln OVERMYER in 1883.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Mae KLINE, of Monterey; two grandchildren, Lewis KLINE, of Rochester and Marion KLINE and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2:20 p.m. (DST ) Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill church and burial will be in an adjacent cemetery. The body was returned to the home Tuesday morning from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where friends may call.

Martin W. Ivey
Word was received here at noon today of the death of Martin W. IVEY, which occurred Tuesday morning at the home of his son, Charles IVEY, of Kendallville, Ind.
Mr. Ivey for a long number of years was an attorney here in Rochester with offices in the Ruh building, over the Baxter Drug store. He suffered a stroke of paralysis a few years ago at which time he retired from the law business and only a few months ago left for Kendallville to make his home with his son. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.
Funeral services are to be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the Foster funeral home, this city. Frank BRIGGS will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
A more complete obituary will be published in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, May 15, 1946

Martin W. Ivey
Funeral services for Attorney Martin W. IVEY will be conducted Thursday morning, 11 o'clock, at Foster funeral home. Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Mr. Ivey passed away Tuesday morning in Kendallville, Ind., at the home of his son Charles, where he had resided since last January.
Martin W., son of Benjamin and Emaline (COLLINS) IVEY was born August 16, 1886 in Cartersville, Ga. When still a young man he moved to Kewanna, where he taught school and practiced law. Later he was appointed Fulton county deputy auditor and came to this city where he served in that office eight years. He then opened a law office at 724 1/2 Main street, which he maintained until his death. His home, for many years was at 502 N. Jefferson street.
He was a member of the Fulton county Bar Association and the Grace Methodist church. He was a member of the board of trustees of that church and for over 40 years taught classes there, the last being a group class.
His wife, Minnie B. [IVEY], and a son, Lee [IVEY], preceded him in death. Survivors are a son, Charles R. [IVEY], Kendallville; three brothers, Rev. R. L. IVEY, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Dr. Don R. IVEY, Royal Center; a sister, Mrs. Susan DIMICK, Indianapolis; two grandsons, Charles [IVEY], Jr., Camp Lee, Va., and John [IVEY], Kendallville.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Marybelle Yoder
Funeral services for Mrs. Marybelle YODER, 75, who died at her home two miles north of Macy Tuesday morning, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Macy Methodist church. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will conduct the services and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, Rochester.

Rev. George J. Long
Rev. George J. LONG, D.D., 63, of Fort Wayne, for four years pastor of Trinity Evangelical church in this city, died suddenly at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning in his home from a heart attack.
Dr. Long was to have arrived in South Bend Wednesday to start the pastorate of the First Evangelical church. He was appointed to fill the vacancy at South Bend caused by the death of Rev. R. L. HAZLEY, who died recently of a heart attack. Rev. Hazley had filled pastorates in Fulton county and Peru.
Dr. Long was a native of South Bend and before entering the ministry was a department head for the Oliver Chilled Plow Works. He was graduated from the Evangelical Theological Seminary at Naperville, Ill., and received the degree of doctor of divinity from Pikes Peak Seminary and Burton College, Manitau Springs, Colo.
He is survived by his widow, the former Adah B. STRAYER. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, May 16, 1946

Martin W. Ivey
Members of the Fulton county bar association met in the court house this morning and attended the funeral services of attorney Martin W. IVEY, who died Tuesday morning at the home of his son, Charles IVEY, in Kendallville. The Bar Association members served as pallbearers at the funeral, held at 11 o'clock this morning in the Foster funeral home.
Wednesday, the association adopted resolutions on the death of the former local attorney. Attorneys Selden J. BROWN and Hiram MILLER drew up the resolutions and they were ordered spread in the minutes of the Fulton circuit court.

Friday, May 17, 1946

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Saturday, May 18, 1946

Daniel Colgan
Mrs. Omer ROSS received word today of the death of her brother-in-law, Daniel COLGAN, at this home in Great Falls, Mont. He operated a meat market. The Colgan family moved from Rochester 50 years ago to North Dakota where they lived for a number of years and later to Great Falls. While in this city he owned a grocery store on North Main street. Mrs. Colgan was the former Cleora TRUSLOW, sister of Mrs. Ross. Survivors include the wife, three daughters, a son and five grandchildren.

Monday, May 20, 1946

Naaman D. Moore
Naaman D. MOORE, 81, lifelong resident of Henry township passed away, 11:15 a.m. Sunday, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Mable Hartman, of Akron. Mr. Moore had been removed from his home three miles west of Akron about two weeks ago. Death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis.
Naaman, son of Isaac and Sarah MOORE was born April 17, 1865, in Fulton county. His wife, who was Mary Emma KELLER, preceded him in death in 1931. Mr. Moore followed the occupation of farming and had many friends throughout Henry township.
Surviving are a son, Estel MOORE, of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Mable HARTMAN; two half-sisters, Mrs. Reuben KANT, of Akron and Miss Retha MOORE, of New Castle, Ind.; three half-brothers, Clarence MOORE, whose address is unknown, David MOORE, of Akron and William MOORE of Plymouth; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at two p.m. (DST) Tuesday at the Moyer funeral home in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.

Lucius Moonshower
Lucius "Lou" MOONSHOWER, 72, well-known Erie railroad comployee, died at 12:45 o'clock this morning at his home, 1213 Monroe street. Death resulted from complications after an illness of four months.
Mr. Moonshower, who saw continous service with the Erie railroad for 51 years, 9 months, was born near Athens on Sept. 22, 1873, and resided in that vicinity until 1924 when he moved to Rochester. In 1930 he was transferred by the railroad from Rochester to Kouts, Ind., and from Kouts he went to Ohio City, Ohio, in 1932. He worked for the railroad in Ohio City until his retirement last February. In April he returned to Rochester.
While with the railroad he was employed as a station agent and telegrapher. He belonged to the Order of Railroad Telegraphers.
On Dec. 28, 1898, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth HELVEY at Laketon, Ind., who survives her husband. His parents were Henry and Mary (BECKER) MOONSHOWER.
Survivors other than his wife include two daughters, Miss Pauline MOONSHOWER and Mrs. C. E. LINDEMAN, both of Chicago; three sons, Robert W. [MOONSHOWER] of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lee W. [MOONSHOWER] of Newcastle and J. Marvin [MOONSHOWER] of Huntington; one brother, Ralph L. MOONSHOWER of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. W. R. McCLEARY of South Bend and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for the deceased will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL of the Church of God officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will lie in state in the Zimmerman funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, May 21, 1946

Burr Day
Burr DAY, 52, of Culver, passed away Monday at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Day formerly resided in Akron where he has a wide acquaintance of friends. The Days moved to Culver about 10 years ago where he was employed by the Culver Military Academy.
The survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Arden KRAMER, Mrs. Kate LEE and Miss Doris DAY, all of Plymouth; a son, Dale DAY, of the U.S. Army Air Corps, Wright Field, Dayton, O.; a half-sister, Mrs. Nora SANDS of Akron; a half-brother, Everett MILLER, of Peru and four grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ray KUHN, of Culver, and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will be held Thursday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Akron Church of God. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Easterday funeral home in Culver where friends may call up until noon, Thursday.

Grant Dague
Funeral services for Grant DAGUE, 81, who passed away early Monday morning, will be held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Chesley HOWELL, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery near Twelve Mile, Ind.
Mr. Dague was born in Liberty township in 1867, the son of John W. and Sarah Mary DAGUE. He had been a resident of this city for over a score of years. During the past few years he was employed as a practical male nurse.
Surviving are a brother, Samuel DAGUE, of near Fulton, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Dr. Harold Ruh
Mrs. Elizabeth STERNER, of this city, has received word of the death of Dr. Harold RUH, 61, of Cleveland, O., which is believed to have occurred Sunday in a Cleveland hospital where he was receiving treatment from a heart ailment.
Dr. Ruh, who was one of the prominent pediatricians of Cleveland, was the son of the late Alex and Ida RUH, of this city. He was a graduate of R.H.S. and upon the completion of his medical course he moved to Cleveland where he has since resided. Dr. Ruh had a host of friends throughout this community and often visited here while his parents were living.
The survivors are his wife and two sons of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Harry PELL, of Brazil, Ind., and a brother, Capt. Donald RUH, formerly of Indianapolis, but who is at present in the U.S. army services.
The meager message received by Mrs. Sterner did not state where the former Rochester citizen would be buried, but it is believed the final rites will be conducted in Cleveland.

Wednesday, May 22, 1946

Dr. Harold Ruh
Funeral services for Dr. Harold O. RUH, 62, were held at his residence in Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in a Cleveland cemetery. He passed away Saturday evening of a coronary thrombosis.
Harold Ruh was born in Peru, Indiana, March 2, 1884, and moved to Rochester with his parents when still quite young. He graduated from the Indiana University and received his medical degree from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he remained to practice except for a two year period in the Medical Corps of World War I.
Survivors include the wife, Edith Mae [RUH], a former army nurse whom he married while they were both serving in France; two sons, Peter [RUH], of Chesterland, Ohio, and Harold O. [RUH], Jr., of Cleveland; a brother Capt. Donald RUH, of the Army Air Forces and a sister, Mrs. Harry PELL, of Brazil.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery: A brother, Fredrick D. RUH, 1887-1934]

Thursday, May 23, 1946

Alice Shaffer
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Alice PETERS SHAFFER, 54, who died at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday evening in the Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Shaffer had been a patient there for two weeks. She had been in ill health for several years, seriously ill for the past five days.
A lifelong resident of Rochester, she was born here Nov. 22, 1891, the daughter of Henry and Amanda (SCOTT) PETERS. For many years she was employed as a pastry cook in local cafes, her last employment with the Karn Coffee Shop. She had made her home with her sister, Mrs. S. C. REYNOLDS, 1116 Bancroft avenue.
Survivors include one son and two daughters: Paul SHAFFER, Rochester; Mrs. Joseph RIDER and Mrs. Juanita Van NEST, both of Flint, Mich.; six grandchildren; a brother, John PETERS of Etna Green; three sisters, Mrs. S. C. REYNOLDS of Rochester, and Mrs. Ellen LEWIS and Mrs. Mary LEMKE of Benton Harbor, Mich., and one half-brother, Archie McKEE. Her husband, Floyd M. SHAFFER, died in 1919.
The deceased was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church and Rev. Benjamin THOMAS of that church will officiate at her funeral services. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery west of Rochester. The body of Mrs. Shaffer will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Friday, May 24, 1946

Matthew B. Lugenbeal
Funeral services for Matthew B. LUGENBEAL, former Macy resident, who died Thursday morning at Cicero, Ind., will be held Sunday morning at eleven o'clock in the Kennedy chapel, Winamac.
Death resulted to the native Winamac man from a heart attack. Born March 17, 1897, he was the son of Newton and Margaret LUGENBEAL.
Brothers surviving are Dora [LUGENBEAL] of Winamac; Art [LUGENBEAL], Cicero; Naaman [LUGENBEAL], Glendale, Calif; two half-brothers, Paul [LUGENBEAL], LaGrange, Ill.; Edward [LUGENBEAL], Berrien Springs, Mich; half-sister, Ruth LAMPHEAR, of here.

Saturday, May 25, 1946

Edna Beauchamp
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna BEAUCHAMP, who died Friday in Woodlawn Hospital, will be held Sunday at 2:30 (DST) at the Antioch church with Rev. Victor WADE as pastor.
Mrs. Edna Beauchamp was born on May 31, 1893 in Starke county and was the daughter of Joe and Emma SELLERS. She married Robert BEAUCHAMP in February 1910 and went to their home on Rural Route 1, Monterey where she lived all her life. She was a member of the Methodist church, the Farm and Home Bureau, and the Rebekahs.
Surviving her are the husband, Mr. Robert Beauchamp; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy PETERS of Winamac, Mrs. Ruby REINHOLT of Culver, Mrs. Audrey HOPPLE of Culver; and five sons, Walter [BEAUCHAMP] and Donald [BEAUCAMP] of Knox, George [BEAUCHAMP] and Edward [BEAUCHAMP] of Hammond and Elden [BEAUCHAMP] who resides at home.
The body will lie in state at the Price and Kennedy funeral home, Knox, until 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The burial will take place at the Knox Bend cemetery.

James M. Oler
James M. OLER, 71, well-known Argos resident, passed away at 8:35 Friday evening at his home, 111 South Maple street. Death resulted from diabetes and complications following six months illness. He had been a resident of Argos for over 50 years and had a host of friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mr. Oler was born July 1, 1874, in Illinois, the son of James and Cordelia OLER. He came to Argos when 19 years of age. On april 22, 1900, he was united in marriage with Mary PEOPLES, of Maxinkuckee. Mr. Oler owned and operated a barber shop in Argos for many years.
Survivors are his wife; two children, Burford OLER, of Plymouth and Mrs. Lucille GREENLEE, also of Plymouth; three [sic] grandchildren, Elias CANNUN of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock (DST) at the Grossman funeral home. Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church will officiate and interment will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The body lies in state at the Grossman home where friends may call.

Monday, May 27, 1946

Steven Gyrad
Charles FINCH, president of the American Fork and Hoe Company at Akron, stated today that Steven GYRAD, president of the Great Tool and Die Company in Cleveland, O., who was flying his own plane to Akron on business with the Fork and Hoe Company, was killed instantly when his plane crashed early Saturday.
The crash occurred six miles northwest of Fostoria, Ohio. The Cleveland businessman, the only occupant of the plane, was intending to land at the Rochester airport, where he has landed a number of other times while on similar business trips to the Akron firm.
Mr. Finch learned of Gyrad's death when he telephoned the Ohio State Police today in a query as to why he hadn't arrived. The police reported that the crash took place in an open field and that the plane hadn't burned. No other details of the crash are known.

Frances Ellen Brugh
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Ellen BRUGH will be conducted at 2 o'clock (DST) Tuesday afternoon at the residence six miles west of here, with Dr. Chesley HOWELL officiating. Interment will be at the Odd Fellows cemetery, Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Brugh, 88, died at 5:20 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Harry, after having been seriously ill Saturday morning.
Born May 9, 1858, near Logansport in Cass county, she was the daughter of Leonard and Julia Ann HUNTER. She moved to Fulton county 76 years ago. On Oct. 30, 1879, she was married to George W. BRUGH. They lived on a farm adjoining the one where the son Harry now lives.
Surviving are the son, Harry [BRUGH], four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The husband and two sons preceded her in death.
The body was removed from the Foster funeral home to the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Friends may call at the residence.

Tuesday, May 28, 1946

Dean Nellans
Dean NELLANS, 54, passed away Monday evening, 8:30, at his home a half-mile south of Argos. Death resulted from complications following an illness of several years. Mr. Nellans, who was a farmer had many friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
He was born in Richland township, Fulton county on October 14, 1891, the son of Mac and Ella NELLANS. On April 11, 1914, he was united in marriage with Fern ROOSE. Mr. Nellans was a member of Richland Center church.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Dee Devere [NELLANS] and Robert Keith [NELLANS], both of Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Louis BENEDICT, of Argos; a brother, Otis NELLANS and a sister Clara NELLANS, both of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at the Richland Center church Wednesday afternoon 2 o'clock (DST) with Rev. Clair SIPPLE officiating. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Charles E. Koomler
[Charles E.] "Ed" KOOMLER, 63, a resident of Fulton county for 15 years, was suddenly stricken by a heart attack at his home at Lake Manitou, Tuesday morning. Death came almost instantaneously.
Mr. Koomler was born on July 8, 1882 in LaPorte county, Indiana. He moved here 15 years ago from Marshall county, Indiana. He was married to Fannie WILLIAMSON and Phoebe KOOMLER. He was employed as a laborer. Mr. Koomler was a member of the Eagles lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, Fannie, and a daughter, Olive Jane [KOOMLER], both of Lake Manitou; three half-sisters, Mrs. Crystal BENDER of Plymouth, Mrs. Freida KENNEDY of Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Clara BAKER of Mishawaka; and the following children by a former marriage: a son, Everett [KOOMLER] of LaPorte; Mrs. Edrase HOBBS of Chicago; Mrs. Leola REED of Kansas City, Mo., and a niece, Lucille GRIEWANK.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will take place at the Citizens' cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, May 29, 1946

Claude Orven Fear
Claude Orven FEAR, 35, of Akron, veteran of World War II, met instant death at 3 o'clock Tuesday evening when a 41 Chevrolet coach which he was driving rammed into a large truck on State Road 15 a mile south of Warsaw.
Wallace Manrow of the Indiana state police and others who investigated the accident stated that Fear evidently was attempting to negotiate a rather sharp curve in the highway at too fast a speed and ran into the heavy truck with such force as to turn it over on its side. Two men and two children, all of Michigan who were occupants of the truck received only minor bruises.
Fear's body was found approximately 40 feet from his demolished auto and death was believed to have resulted instantly.
This is the second time in less than a year that tragedy has struck within the Fear family. A brother of the accident victim, Virgil FEAR, was shot and killed by a hold-up man at Ft. Bragg, N.C., last October. Virgil met his death the day after he had received his honorable discharge from the U. S. army. His slayer has never been apprehended.
Claude Orven Fear was born at Peru, Ind., on February 7, 1911, the son of Oscar and Mattie FEAR. He was united in marriage with Eileen GAFF in a ceremony pronounced at Waynedale, Ind.
For the past several years the Fears have resided in Henry township where Mr. Fear was employed in the automotive business. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Wabash and the Eagles Lodge also of Wabash.
Survivors are his wife; three children, Thomas [FEAR], 6, Sandra [FEAR], 3, James Lee [FEAR], 2; his father, Oscar FEAR, of Akron and three sisters, Mrs. Mildred CARTER of Elmwood, Wis., Mrs. Mable WEHRLY, of Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Lorene STEWART, of Steelville, Mo.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Akron Church of God with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Merrian chapel cemetery, north of Churubusco, Ind.

William Stretch
William STRETCH, 66, of Chicago, brother of Forrest STRETCH and Mrs. John LINNEMAN, Rochester, passed away Tuesday evening. They received word last evening.
Funeral will be Friday afternoon in Flanning, Ill. He has no children. Survived by wife, Mattie [STRETCH] and mother, Mrs. Emma STRETCH, sister and brother.

Thursday, May 30, 1946

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, May 31, 1946

Infant Herrell
A stillborn infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman HERRELL of Aubbeenaubbee township was buried this morning at 10 o'clock in the Citizens' cemetery. The child was born yesterday. Surviving are its grandfather, Mrs. EASTERBURG, and Mr. Harrell's parents.

Saturday, June 1, 1946

Infant Herrell
The stillborn baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond HERRELL was a baby girl and not a boy as previously announced. The baby's grandfather is Eric YSBERG.

Monday, June 3, 1946

Della Chapman
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, for Mrs. Della CHAPMAN, who died at her home five miles southeast of Argos late Saturday evening.
Sixty-four year old Mrs. Chapman had been ill for the past year. On Dec. 3, 1881, she was born in Greene township, Marshall county, the daughter of J. P. and Elizabeth MILLER. On July 11, 1904, she was united in marriage with Carl CHAPMAN, who survives.
Other survivors include on daughter, Mrs. Bernice STROUP of South Bend; two sons, Gerold [CHAPMAN] of Goodland and Ray A. [CHAPMAN], of South Bend and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth LONG of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and burial is to be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Mark Harrison Nees
Mark Harrison NEES, 61 years old resident of Fulton County, passed away at 6:30 Sunday evening at the county home. He had been ill for four weeks and death was attributed to complications.
Mr. Nees was born on September 7, 1884, the son of Ezra and Julia NEES. His wife, Georgia HARRIS, preceded him in death as did one son.
Surviving are William NEES, a brother; Mrs. Joanna DAUGHERTY of Rochester, a sister; and John BLACKBURN of Kokomo, a half-brother.
The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. at Foster's funeral home with Rev. Benjamin THOMAS as pastor. Burial will be at the Mud Lake Chapel. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Elmira Riley
Mrs. Elmira RILEY, 96, well-known Akron resident, died at 10:45 Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie CURTIS, in Akron. Death resulted from complications.
Born in Kosciusko county, near Yellow Creek, on July 9, 1849, she was the daughter of Robert and Margaret REED. She was married to James M. RILEY, who died in 1909.
Mrs. Riley moved to Akron in 1914 and had lived here ever since. She was a member of the Yellow Creek United Brethren church.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Minnie CURTIS, Akron, and Mrs. Jennie GOOD, Ft. Benton, Montana; two sons, Lloyd RILEY, Akron, and Charles RILEY, Marion, Ind.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Ella CONNOR, Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Lon McCLURE, Silver Lake, Ind.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Yellow Creek United Brethren church with the Rev. B. F. CAIN officiating, assisted by the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACKER, of Akron. Burial will be in the Fairfiew cemetery.
The body remains at the Moyer funeral home at Akron where friends may call.

Ivy Newton Good
Ivy Newton GOOD, 77, a pioneer resident of this community, died suddenly at 5:30 a.m. Monday when he was stricken with a heart attack while fishing at Eddy Lake in Marshall county. Harry THOMAS of this city, who was with Mr. Good on the fishing trip, stated they had set the poles for catfish and Mr. Good had gone to his car which was parked near the bank where he could sit and watch his line. A few moments later he suffered the seizure and death was believed to have been instantaneous.
Mr. Good, a number of years ago, operated a buggy and harness shop in the building now occupied by Larry's furniture store and prior to that he was employed as a hardware salesman and covered northern Indiana territory for a number of years. He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this section of the state.
Ivy Newton, son of Peter and Syrena (WAGNER) GOOD, was born Jan. 24, 1869, at Sevastapool, Ind. He moved to Rochester when quite young and has since resided in this city. On Feb. 2, 1907, he was united in marriage with Dorothea FROMM, who passed away a number of years ago. His second marriage, to Mrs. Flo FENSTERMAKER, was solemnized in this city on Dec. 21, 1938. Mr. Good was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving are his wife and a large number of nieces and nephews. The deceased was the last member of a family of 16 children.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. William SCHROER officiating. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home up until 2 p.m. Wednesday and it will then be taken to the church where friends may also call.
Memorial wreath donations may be given to Mr. N. O. NELSON, who is in charge of the Lutheran memorial committee.

Tuesday, June 4, 1946

Florence L. Pierce
Funeral services were held in Mishawaka this morning for Mrs. Florence L. PIERCE, Rochester native, who died at her home in Mishawaka Saturday following a heart attack. The 58-year-old woman was buried in the Riverview cemetery, South Bend.
Mrs. Pierce was born on a farm near Rochester, June 14, 1887 and had lived in Mishawaka for 25 years, moving there from this city. As Miss Florence RUSH she married Roger G. PIERCE, June 23, 1923.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, Edmond PIERCE, Chicago and Lester PIERCE, San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Leo ROSS, South Bend, and Mrs. Leo SCOTT, Culver and two brothers Ralph RUSH, Battle Creek, Mich., and Lawrence RUSH, Mishawaka.

Peter Working
Peter WORKING, a 76-year-old resident of Kewanna, passed away at 12:20 Monday afternoon at his home. Mr. Working had been ill for five years and death came from complications.
He was born on March 9, 1869 in Marshall County. Five years ago he retired from his farm because of ill health.
Working was married to Estella TINGLEY on August 28, 1909. He was the son of Moses and Lavina WORKING. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving him are his wife, two sons, Lester [WORKING] of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Edward [WORKING] of Jackson, Michigan; one daughter, Mrs. Betty DARTON of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. Wyman HULL, of Sullivan, Ind., will be the pastor. Burial will be at the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 3, 1946

Frank Kochenderfer
Frank KOCHENDERFER, 81, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Tuesday at his home in that city. Mr. Kochenderfer is a former resident of Newcastle township, having left that community about 35 years ago to make his home in Ohio.
Mr. Kochenderfer, who was born in Newcastle township in 1865, was the son of Valentine and Margaret KOCHENDERFER. He is survived by his wife Emma [KOCHENDERFER]; three daughters and three sons. Harley KOCHENDERFER, of this city, is a nephew and Mrs. Roland PONTIUS also of Rochester is a niece of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in Cleveland and burial will be in a Cleveland cemetery.

Thursday, June 6, 1946

Oliver Fetrow
Oliver FETROW, 79, retired farmer suffered a heart attack while working in his garden at his Akron home and was removed to his house where he passed away at 8:30 a.m. today. Mr. Fetrow had been a resident of Akron for three years moving there from Denver, Ind.
He was born at Denver on August 2, 1866, the son of David and Emalie FETROW. He was married to Clara MOORE on Nov. 5, 1890.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Clyde [FETROW] and Merl [FETROW], both of Akron, and Carl [FETROW], address unknown; a sister, Mrs. George FULLER, of Butler, Ind., and a brother, Harvey FETROW, of Macy.
The body was removed to the Moyer funeral home in Akron where friends may pay their respects. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Robert Richardson
Mrs. Justin HALL received word yesterday of the death of her nephew, Robert RICHARDSON, which occurred at a naval base in San Diego, Calif., where he was in training. Death was caused by an acute attack of poliomyelitis. The body is being sent to Seattle, Wash., home of the parents, for burial. The grandparents of Robert, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. RICHARDSON, are former residents of this community.

Roger Carl Hines
Roger Carl HINES, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherrard HINES, who reside two miles west of Kewanna, died at the Woodlawn hospital at 6 o'clock this morning. Graveside rites were held in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by the Harrison funeral home of Kewanna. Survivors other than the parents include a sister and brother and the grandparents.

Friday, June 7, 1946

Oliver Fetrow
Funeral services for Oliver FETROW, 79-year-old Akron farmer, who died from a heart attack Thursday morning, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the Moyer funeral home, Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Chili cemetery in Chili.

I. N. Good
Among those from out-of-town attending the funeral services for I. N. GOOD were Mr. and Mrs. Fred FROMM of Marcellus, Mich., Mrs. Carrie SWINEHART and daughter, Mrs. Allen HACK, of Mishawaka, Mr. and Mrs. Otto GOOD, Mr. and Mrs. Claud HAYS, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BOURDON and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Hollice SWINEHART and Don Lou SWINEHART, Mrs. Chester COPP and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell WOOD all of South Bend, Mrs. Mae DAY of Akron, Robert WOOD, Logansport, Mrs. Ruth TIPTON of Wolcottville, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore GOOD of Etna Green, Mr. and Mrs. Rex WOOD and son Gene, of Osceola and Mr. and Mrs. Glen HOSS of Kokomo.

Saturday, June 8, 1946 to Tuesday, June 11, 1946

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 12, 1946

Lily Elizabeth McFarland
Mrs. Lily Elizabeth McFARLAND, 77, died this morning at 10:40 o'clock at the home of her son, Ralph, 816 Jefferson. Death was caused from a heart attack that occurred Tuesday morning.
The deceased was born April 13, 1869, near Goshen. She came to her son's home here two months ago from Argos. She was united in marriage on Sept. 30, 1886, in Nappanee to Michael McFARLAND, who preceded her in death. Her parents were Benjamin F. and Sarah Jane (MALLOTT) McCOLLOUGH.
She was a member of the Plymouth Seventh Day Adventist church.
Survivors include one son, Ralph [McFARLAND] of Rochester; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rose MILLER of Elkhart and Mrs. Daisy WEISS of Rome City, Ind.; and one brother, Benjamin F. McCOLLOUGH of Quenton, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the McFarland residence on Jefferson street. She will be taken there Thursday afternoon in the Zimmerman Bros. ambulance and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Thursday, June 13, 1946 to Friday, June 14, 1946

[no obits]

Saturday, June 15, 1946

William T. Bammerlin
William T. BAMMERLIN, 81, Akron resident, died of complications at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the home of his son, Albert, in Akron. He had lived with his son for the last four years.
William Bammerlin was born in Wabash county on June 30, 1864. In 1887 he moved to Henry township in Fulton county. His parents were Ernest and Susan (BROWN) BAMMERLIN. In 1894 he married Laura RUNKLE.
His wife and one son, Russell [BAMMERLIN], preceded him in death while the following relatives survive him: two sons, Albert [BAMMERLIN] and Robert [BAMMERLIN], both of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Berdell SHIREMAN of Akron and Mrs. Valura BANNEY of Roann. There are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, who also survive.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 Sunday afternoon at the Akron Church of God and Rev. George SURFACE, of the Emanuel Evangelical church near Akron, will officiate. Burial will be at the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body was removed to the home of the son from the Moyer funeral home today.

Vera M. Goodner
Miss Vera M. GOODNER, 20, of three miles southwest of Fulton, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Friday afternoon at the Woodlawn hospital at Rochester.
Born Sept. 14, 1925, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Noble and Vernie GOODNER. She was graduated from Fulton high school in 1942 and was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are the parents; three sisters, Mary [GOODNER] and Esther [GOODNER] at home, and Mrs. Donald BURTON, Fulton; a brother, Walter [GOODNER], Rochester; one niece and one nephew.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren church with the Rev. Floyd HARDY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton, where friends may call.

Monday, June 17, 1946

Ora Price
Ora PRICE, 77, died at his home five miles west of Argos on state road 10, at 5:30 o'clock this morning. Death resulted from complications after an illness of six weeks.
Mr. Price was born in Marshall county on April 14, 1889, and continued to live there during his entire lifetime. His parents were Amos and Mary PRICE. On July 12, 1896, he was united in marriage to Carrie HISSONG, who survives him. He was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee lodge.
Survivors include, besides his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Raymond OVERMYER of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Wesley IRWIN of Argos, and two grandchildren.
The Maxinkuckee IOOF lodge, of which he was a member for 48 years, will have complete charge of the funeral services. The funeral will be in the Poplar Grove Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. James NEILL of Brazil, Ind., will conduct the last rites. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Poplar Grove. Friends may pay their last respects by calling at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. After that hour the body will be taken to the Price home west of Argos.

Tuesday, June 18, 1946

George "Tid" W. Knight
George W. "Tid" KNIGHT, 70, owner and operator of Knight's "Duck" boat landing, west side of Lake Manitou, passed away at 8:15 a.m. today at his home, 1541 Audubon avenue, this city. Death resulted from paralysis and heart trouble following three years illness.
"Tid" Knight as he was better known to sportsmen who visited Lake Manitou, will long be remembered for his heroic deeds in the rescue of scores and scores of marooned citizens of Peru during a flood of the Wabash river in the spring of 1913. Mr. Knight and his brother Charley headed a group of Manitou boatmen in rescue work and in latter years the citizens of Peru held a special day honoring Tid Knight and his brother Charles for the aid given them.
George W., son of Richard and Amelia KNIGHT, was born at Argos, Ind., on March 3, 1876. He removed to Rochester when still quite young and the remainder of his life was spent in Rochester and community. On July 18, 1899, he was united in marriage with Grace Mae ICE of this city. "Tid" Knight, prior to operating a fisherman's landing, served as a fisherman's guide and was also employed as an auto painter for several years. He was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors are his wife at home; three sons, Steve [KNIGHT], Jesse [KNIGHT] and Charles Edward [KNIGHT], all of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Eva PROPHET, Mrs. Dorothy MILLER and Mrs. Ruth WEST, all of this city; a brother, James [KNIGHT], of Hartford City, Ind. 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Four daughters, Georgia CONRAD, Goldie [KNIGHT], Lorene [KNIGHT] and Annabelle KNIGHT and two brothers, Charles [KNIGHT] and Thomas KNIGHT, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Knight residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. CRANE officiaing. Interment will be made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. The body was returned to the Knight home from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late this afternoon where friends may call.

Wednesday, June 19, 1946

[no obits]

Thursday, June 20, 1946

James A. Terry
Word was received here today of the death of James A. TERRY, 83, at his home in LaPorte which occurred Tuesday night at 8:40. He had been ill only a short time. Funeral services were held this afternoon at LaPorte and burial was made in the Pine Lake cemetery there.
The deceased is well known in the Rochester community where he lived for several years and was the foreman of the old Rochester Sentinel. While here he was united in marriage to Leola Van DIEN. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Caroline CARTER, Alf Van DIEN and Bert Van DIEN of this city.
"Uncle Jim" was a transplanted southerner, as he was born on a plantation near Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 25, 1862, during "the war between the states." When he was three and a half years of age his family moved to LaPorte. Except for the fact that Mr. Terry was always a rock-ribbed Democrat, no trace of his southern origin remained in him. His father's name was also James.
With the old LaPorte Herald under Charles POWELL, Mr. Terry learned the trade of a printer. He also worked for the old LaPorte Argus and as a young man went to Jamestown, N.D., for four years where he worked at his trade. Then followed years at Peru and Rochester, Ind.
When he returned to LaPorte, Mr. Terry worked for TABER and CHANEY on the LaPorte Argus. Mr. Chaney then formed his own company and Mr. Terry managed the "back room" for the Argus as published by Chaney.
In 1913 he was appointed postmaster of LaPorte by President Wilson, on the recommendation of his former employer, Congressman Henry A. BARNHART. He held this position for eight and a half years. He was later in the insurance business and was elected county recorder on the Democratic ticket in 1932. In 1936 he was re-elected, serving for another four years.
For 40 years "Uncle Jim" was closely associated with the show business and fairs, for it was in 1906 that he became associated with Ed BOWELL in the LaPorte County Fair. He became the assistant secretary at that time. In 1912 he was named secretary and for 34 years he held that position. Mr. Terry was a member of the Elks, Masonic and Maccabees lodges.
Survivors include his wife, Leola [TERRY], to whom he was married Oct. 24, 1889; two sons, R. Van Dien TERRY and James A. TERRY, Jr., both of LaPorte; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret MARMADUKE, Kenilworth, Ill., and Miss Mary TERRY, at home; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; one daughter, Mrs. Leola FUNK, died in 1924.

Friday, June 21, 1946

[no obits]

Saturday, June 22, 1946

Otto E. Cooper
Funeral services for Otto E. COOPER were held Saturday afternoon at the Bubb chapel, Mishawaka, Ind., and burial was made in a Mishawaka cemetery. Mr. Cooper passed away at his home in that city Thursday afternoon after an illness of 12 years.
He was born in Fulton county on April 6, 1887, and had resided in Mishawaka for the past 27 years, moving there from Kewanna. His wife was the former Miss Lulabelle HUDKINS, whom he married in Rochester on December 24, 1908.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Minnie LEAVELL, of Fulton; seven sons, one of them Earl COOPER, of Fulton; five daughters; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Harry COOPER and Alva COOPER, both of this city and a sister, Miss Vada COOPER, of Fulton.

Lura Rockhill
Miss Lura ROCKHILL, 77, passed away 1:45 p.m. Friday at her home three miles north of Argos. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Rockhill had been a resident of the Argos community for practically all of her life and had a host of friends throughout Marshall county.
Mrs. Rockhill was born December 12, 1868, in Fulton county, the daughter of Jacob and Nancy MECHLING. She was united in marriage with Elmer R. ROCKHILL on April 1, 1886.
Survivors are her husband, a son, Everett ROCKHILL, of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie REDDINGER, of Argos, Mrs. Myrtle MILLER, of Goshen, Mrs. Nellie JOHNSTON, of Lakeville; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Argos Methodist church with Rev. CLAYBAUGH of Wakarusa officiating. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth. The body was removed to the Rockhill home today from the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Monday, June 24, 1946

Axel Nelson
Axel NELSON, 86, father of Mrs. Stacey TOBEY of this city, passed away Sunday morning in a LaPorte hospital following a four weeks' illness which followed in the wake of a hip fracture. Mr. Nelson, who resided in LaPorte for a number of years, was a native of Sweden.
Other survivors are a daughter, Miss Esther NELSON of LaPorte, and two sons, Martin NELSON of LaPorte and Arthur NELSON of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at LaPorte Tuesday afternoon and burial will be made in a LaPorte cemetery.

Blanche Rosenberg
Word was received here today of the death on Sunday of Miss Blanche ROSENBERG of Hamilton, Ohio. The deceased lived in Rochester with her sister, Miss Minnie ROSENBERG, for many years and was well known to many of the older residents of the city. She is survived by her sister and Arthur WILE, a cousin, of Rochester. Funeral will be in Hamilton on Wednesday.

Gretchen Butler Bargy
Mrs. George BLACK and Mrs. John HOOVER of this city and Mrs. Nell HOOVER of Macy have received word of the death of their niece, Mrs. Gretchen BUTLER BARGY, 43, at her home in Toledo, Ohio.
She was a niece of the late Warren BUTLER of Logansport. Mrs. Bargy was well known in this city where she had often visited.
Survivors include her husband, Roy [BARGY], composer and orchestra leader; two daughters, Patty [BARGY] and Jean [BARGY]; her father; a brother, Harold [BUTLER], all of Toledo, and two cousins, Tom BLACK, Indianapolis, and Tom HOOVER of this city.
Funeral services were held at Toledo at 2 p.m. this afternoon with burial there.

Samuel J. Lamb
Death came instantaneously this morning to Samuel J. LAMB, 68, prominent Fulton county farmer who resided four miles east of Kewanna near the Prairie Grove church. Mr. Lamb was killed when a ground pulley came loose from a barn loft and fell on his head, fracturing his skull and causing instant death.
The accident took place on the farm of his son-in-law, Ernest BROCKEY, who also resides in the Prairie Grove community, at ten o'clock this morning.
Mr. Lamb, who had been aiding his son-in-law put away hay, was standing underneath the ground pulley when it broke away from the barn and fell. The ground pulley, which is used to guide the ropes holding hay bales as they are pulled into the hay loft, weighed approximately five pounds, but was made heavier by a bale of hay that hung on the hay fork. The falling pulley struck Mr. Lamb with such an impact that it fractured his skull immediately.
Fulton County Coroner, Dean STINSON, recorded the death as accidental.
Samuel Lamb had resided in the western section of Fulton county for the past 30 years and was well known by county farmers all over the county.
He took up residence on his farm east of Kewanna 30 years ago, coming here from Boswell, Ind., his birthplace. He was born on Jan. 19, 1878, the son of Thomas and Frances LAMB.
On Feb. 25, 1914, he was united in marriage to Miss Icy GARST whu survives him. He was a trustee and longstanding member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren church.
Survivors besides the wife include five daughters, Mrs. Mildred BROCKEY, Mrs. Dorothy CHIZUM and Mrs. Mary Lois DOUD, all of Kewanna; Mrs. Isabelle BROCKEY of Rochester; and Mrs. Bernice FALCONER of Rossville, Ill.; two sons, Marion [LAMB] and Frank LAMB, both of Kewanna; one sister, Elva LAMB of Boswell; two brothers, Ray LAMB of Boswell and B. C. LAMB of Yates Center, Kansas, and seven grandchildren.
The body of the fatally stricken man is at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, pending the announcement of funeral arrangements.

Carrie H. Templeton
Mrs. Carrie H. TEMPLETON, a native of Rochester, died at her home in Huntington early Sunday. She was 82 years old.
Mrs. Templeton had been a teacher in the Huntington public schools for many years prior to her retirement recently. She commenced teaching in a one-room country school in Henry township near Akron.
Survivors include one brother, D. W. HARTER of Canton, Ohio; a niece, Mrs. Mildred WIRT of Gary, and several cousins who reside in Fulton county, Miss Trella HARTER of Rochester, Mrs. Ida DITMIRE of Fulton and Mrs. Lottie WHITTENBERGER and Mrs. Ina BRUNDIGE of Akron.
The parents of the deceased were Dr. C. F. HARTER and Mrs. Clare WHITTENBERGER HARTER.
Funeral services will be held in the Bailey funeral home, Huntington, at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will be in the Harter family burial plot in the Rochester IOOF cemetery later Tuesday.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: Carrie V. HARTER married Benjamin F. TEMPLETON, December 25, 1894.]

Tuesday, June 25, 1946

William Hiram Anderson
Funeral services for William Hiram ANDERSON, 76, of route 4, who died at his home eight miles northwest of Rochester Monday afternoon at 3:40 o'clock, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Burton church. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Mr. Anderson resided near the Twin Oak bridges on the Leiters Ford road. He had been ill for the past two years.
Born in LaPorte county Aug. 30, 1869, he was the son of John and Mary Jane HARVEY ANDERSON.
For 54 years he had been a farmer in this community, coming here from Milwaukee. He was married in Rochester, Aug. 14, 1896, to Ella Mae HOWARD.
Survivors are the wife; four sons and a daughter: Charles D. [ANDERSON], Lacrosse; Guy William [ANDERSON], Leroy O. [ANDERSON], Howard H. [ANDERSON], all of here; Mrs. Lucy SEE, Macy; 13 grandchildren. One son, Dale N. [ANDERSON], preceded him in death.
The Foster funeral home, Rochester, is in charge of the funeral services.

Wednesday, June 26, 1946

George William Clouse
George William CLOUSE, a graduate of Argos High School and a resident there for several years, died Monday at 10:45 p.m. in the Evangelical Lutheran Hospital, Chicago, of a heart ailment. The deceased was 52 years old and had been ill for two years.
He was born March 24, 1914, in Cass County near Royal Center. He was the son of Rush and Viola CLOUSE. Mr. Clouse was married on May 3, 1941. For several years he was employed by the Stevens Hotel. The deceased was a member of the American Legion of Chicago and the Methodist Church of Argos.
Surviving him are his wife, Marjorie [CLOUSE], and daughter Georgia Ann [CLOUSE], both of Chicago; his father, Rush, [CLOUSE] of Argos; two brothers, Cecil [CLOUSE] of Argos and Lester [CLOUSE] of Ft. Wayne.
The funeral will be held on Thursday in Chicago. Burial will take place at the New Oak cemetery in Plymouth at 1:00 o'clock Friday. Services will be in charge of Rev. Thomas A. LUKE of the Methodist Church in Argos. Full military services will be in charge of the Argos post of the American Legion.

Nora McIntire
Mrs. Nora McINTIRE expired at 10:20 o'clock this morning at the Woodlawn hospital. She died at the age of 66, after spending one and one-half weeks in the hospital. Death rsulted from complications.
Mrs. McIntire was born on October 24, 1870, in Newcastle township. She married Clarence McINTIRE on March 25, 1899 and lived in Fulton County nearly all her life. She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (BROCKEY) RHODES. She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving her are her husband at home; one son, Lee McINTIRE of Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Etta WINEGARDNER of Churubusco; four grandchildren; one brother, Porter RHODES of Athens; two half-sisters, Mrs. Faye WAGONER of Leiters Ford and Mrs. Trude NELSON of Mishawaka; and one half-brother, Dewey ZOLMAN, of Athens. Two children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Athens United Brethren church. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the service. The burial will take place at the Mt. Hope cemetery. The body will lie in state at Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until the hour of the services.

William Hopper
William HOPPER, Onward, Ind., passed away this morning at 2:30, of complications. Services will be held Friday at 3:00 in the Christian church at Onward. He is the father of Mrs. T. P. COOK, of this city.

Joseph Hefflefinger
Joseph HEFFLEFINGER, 72, former resident of this city, passed away Monday evening at his home in Gary, according to word received here by friends. Mr. Hefflefinger was formerly employed at the old Rochester Bridge factory and also served as constable. He left Rochester a number of years ago.
Mr. Hefflefinger was born in Logansport, July 28, 1873. His parents were William and

Mary HEFFLEFINGER.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Carl [HEFFLEFINGER], of California, and a twin sister, Mrs. Lizzie [HEFFLEFINGER] SNYDER COOK, of near Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Anderson fneral home on West Fifth street, Gary.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: Joesph HEFFLEFINGER married Christine WINES, December 24, 1895.]

Thursday, June 27, 1946

Charles E. Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. RAY and son left for Covington, Ind., today where they were called by the death of Mr. Ray's father, Charles E. RAY, 72, which occurred at 10:30 Wednesday evening.
Survivors are the wife; two sons, Coach Harry E. RAY, of this city; Robert RAY, of Tacoma, Wash.; and two daughters, Mrs. Clara SHAFER of Covington, Ind., and Mrs. Frances FOGLEMAN, of Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

John H. Rickman
John H. RICKMAN, for six years a resident of Rochester, died of complications at his home at 1604 Wallace avenue at 12:15 today. He had been ill for three months.
The deceased was born on Feb. 2, 1865, in Marion, Ind. He moved from Marion to Rochester six years ago. He was the son of William and Emma RICKMAN.
Surviving him are one brother, Robert RICKMAN, of Rochester, and two nieces of Logansport. His wife and four daughters preceded him in death.
The body is at the Foster funeral home while funeral arrangements are pending.

Friday, June 28, 1946

Tommy Adamson
Mr. and Mrs. Roy ADAMSON received word today that Mr. Adamson's uncle, Tommy ADAMSON, died at his home in Middletown, Ind., yesterday. The 92-year-old man was a former Rochester resident and has many friends in this city. Funeral services will be held in Middletown Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. William Lemke
Mrs. Russell MURPHY has received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. William LEMKE, 66, which occurred at her home Wednesday noon at North Judson. She was the youngest sister of the late Gus SHOTT of this city.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Eattinger funeral home, North Judson. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy will attend the rites.

Daniel A. Vanaman
Winamac, June 25 - Final rites for Daniel A. VANAMAN, 85, will be at 2 o'clock Saturday at the Winamac Christian church. The Reverend Daniel ASHTON will officiate and burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.
The retired farmer died Thursday at the Carneal hospital after a two weeks' illness.
Born in Burnettsville in 1860 he moved to Pulaski county in 1904. His parents were Daniel and Eleanor VANAMAN. His wife, Emmely DYE VANAMAN, died 15 years ago.
Survivors are five [sic] sons and two daughters: Frank [VANAMAN], Arlington, S.D.; Laurence [VANAMAN], Montello, Wis.; Edgar [VANAMAN] and Everett [VANAMAN], Winamac; Gilbert [VANAMAN], Culver; Eldon [VANAMAN], Peru; Mrs. Hulda STELTS, Denver, Ind.; Mrs. Leora MARTIN, Knox, Ind; 35 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Fry and Lange funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, June 29, 1946

Charles A. Berger
Charles A. BERGER, 67, died at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning at a Logansport hospital.
Born Aug. 25, 1878, in Conway county, Arkansas, he was the son of Charles and Sarah BERGER. He was married Nov. 2, 1901, to Maude SWANK, and was a resident of Miami county for 43 years, his home being a quarter of a mile west of Gilead.
Survivors are the wife; three daughters and a son: Mrs. Mary SCHRADER, route 4, Fulton; Mrs. Keith KNEPPER, Monticello; Mrs. James SEE, Macy; George [BERGER], at home; 10 grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Aaron MOHLER, Peru; Mrs. Sarah GRABBER, Morrilton, Ark., S. C. BERGER, Cabot, Ark.; Henry [BERGER], Lakeville, Ind., and Fred [BERGER], Argos, Ind.
The body will be returned to the residence Saturday morning from the Ditmire funeral home.
Final rites will be at 2:30 Sunday at the residence, the Rev. N. A. GILLILAND of Idaville officiating. Burial will be in Gilead cemetery.

John Edwin Barker
John Edwin BARKER, 81-year-old former owner and operator of the Fulton Hotel, died last night at 11:30 o'clock at his home in Fulton. He had been ill for five months.
He was born on September 19, 1864 and he lived in and around Fulton all his life. On August 18, 1896 he married Emma BEATTIE. He was the son of Isaac and Mary Ann BARKER. He was a member of the Baptist church of Fulton.
Surviving him are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Bessie BURNS of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Elmer CLABAUGH of Fulton. Also surviving him are four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Ella COLLINS and Mrs. Guy NELLANS of Fulton, Mrs. Harry MOGLE of Mishawaka and Mrs. Geo. COOPER of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held in the Fulton Baptist church on Sunday at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR reading the service.

John Morton Strong
John Morton STRONG, 76, of Bruce Lake, Kewanna, Ind., died at 6 p.m. Thursday in the home of a son, Clarence, 1217 North O'Brien street, South Bend, after a short illness with a heart ailment.
He was born in St. Joseph, Ill., March 15, 1870, and spent part of the last six years in the home of his son Clarence [STRONG] in South Bend. His wife, Zella [STRONG], died 10 years ago. Surviving are two other sons, Cloyde [STRONG] of South Bend and Clyde [STRONG] of Elwood, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie DAVIS and Mrs. Ada GABLE, both of Logansport.
Friends may call in the Hollis chapel until funeral services there at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Jay Royal KLINE of Christ Temple church will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery, Star City, Ind.

John H. Rickman
Funeral services for John H. RICKMAN will be from the Foster funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. B. G. THOMAS in charge, and burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

James E. Snepp
James E. SNEPP, prominent Rochester and Fulton county resident, died at ten o'clock Friday night in the Woodlawn hospital. The 91-year-old Indian war veteran had been residing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marie EWER, 1114 Franklin avenue, city. He had been confined to his hospital bed for the past ten days.
Mr. Snepp was born July 2, 1854, in Edinburgh, Ind., and came to this county as a young man, to reside here for the remainder of his life. On May 24, 1883, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Bell NOCKS, who died in 1941.
The deceased, as an Indiana war veteran, was a member of the O. O. Howard Camp, No. 2, in Chicago, and the Third Cavalry of Cumberland, Md. He was a prominent member of the Fulton Baptist church and for 17 years served as the treasurer of the Fulton Masonic lodge. At one time he operated a general store in Macy. Later he was employed as a bookkeeper for the A. W. Toner Elevator, Kewanna, and then moved to Fulton where he managed the Fulton elevator. He was also, some years ago, a cashier of the Fulton State bank. Four years ago he came to Rochester to reside at the home of his daughter.
Survivors other than Mrs. Ewer include a son, Paul [SNEPP], of Kokomo; one brother, Charles [SNEPP], of Franklin, and a half-broter, Haner SNEPP, of New Albany.
Funeral services for the late Mr. Snepp will be held Monday morning at ten o'clock in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR presiding. Burial will be in the mausoleum at the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body is at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, July 1, 1946

Frank Owen Reed
Funeral services for Frank Owen REED, prominent city resident and a veteran of World War I, will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Foster funeral home with the Dr. Chesley HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery and the Leroy Shelton post 36, American Legion, will be in charge of the services.
Mr. Reed, aged 57, died at four o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Hines veterans' hospital at Maywood, Ill. Death resulted from complications that had made an invalid of Mr. Reed for the past eight months. He was taken to the hospital June 17.
The deceased resided in the Conkle apartments, Ninth and Jefferson streets, and was a member of the local American Legion post, having served overseas with the army in the first World War. He was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Born in Mansfield, Ill., on March 8, 1889, his parents being Edward and Willia Mae REED. On July 21, 1928, he was united in marriage to Hildred Jane PERSCHBACHER, daughter of Barney PERSCHBACHER, city. Their marriage took place in Valparaiso.
Mr. Reed came to Rochester from Huntington as the manager of the appliance department of the Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc. Recently he has been employed as a salesman.
Suyrvivors other than the wife include a stepson, Richard YOUNG, of Point Pleasure, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Edna DAVIS of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Mary SHEPPARD of Champaign, Ill., and two brothers, W. A. REED of East Moline, Ill., and Harry E. REED of Otho, Iowa.
The body of Mr. Reed is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Eva Ann Anderson
Mrs. Eva Ann ANDERSON, 61, died at her home near Rutland, at 11:30 p.m., June 30. Death resulted from complications after an illness of two and one-half years.
She was born on August 23, 1884, in Marshall county and lived there all of her life. On September 16, 1908, she was married to Carl Edward ANDERSON. She was the daughter of Charles and Mary Catherine GROVER. The deceased was a housewife and a member of the Hilbert Evangelical church.
Surviving her are four children, Mrs. Velma SOUTH, of Plymouth, Mrs. Norma BECKER of Lansing, Illinois, Mrs. Orpha LEE and Mrs. Elsie JOHNSON of Whiting, Indiana. One child, Lilian Catherine [ANDERSON] died in infancy. Two brothers, Harry GROVER of Rutland and William GROVER of California, survive. Six grandchildren also survive.
The funeral will take place at 3:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Poplar Grove Methodist church. Rev. Paul MARSH of the First Christian church of Plymouth will read the services. Burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery.
The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home in Plymouth [?] until it is taken to her home at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening.

P. J. Richards
Leiters Ford friends have received word of the death of a former resident, P. J. RICHARDS, 87, which occurred Sunday at his home in Plymouth.
Mr. Richards served as trustee of Aubbeenaubbee township in 1889 and for a number of years he was engaged in the livestock business with J. C. CAMPBELL and Joe COWEN. The Richards' left Leiters Ford a number of years ago and have since made their home in Plymouth.
Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Katie SCHEUER RICHARDS; two daughters, Mrs. Edward WADE, of Chicago and Mrs. Ben XAVIER, of Plymouth and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday a.m. 10 o'clock at the Plymouth Catholic church. Interment will be made in the Plymouth cemetery.

Tuesday, July 2, 1946

Samantha I. Shesler
Mrs. S. N. [Samantha I.] SHESLER, 88, a pioneer resident of Akron, died at her home there at one p.m. today. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. She is the widow of the late S. N. SHESLER, former publisher of the Akron News and postmaster.
Mrs. O. I. MINTER of this city, is a daughter of the deceased. A complete obituary and funeral announcement will be published in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Lucinda J. Rannells
Funeral rites were held this afternoon at Mishawaka for Lucinda J. RANNELLS, 80, widow of W. I. RANNELLS, former Fulton resident.
Mrs. Rannells died Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock at Mason City, Illinois, where she lived with her sisters after leaving Fulton seven years ago. She had been in poor health a number of years.
Survivors are two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Elias WATSON and Mrs. Harvey FINK, Mason City, Ill.; Norman [FINCH] and John FINCH; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mable MILLER, Fulton, Mrs. Edith BOORST, Mishawaka.

Frank Owen Reed
It was learned today that the late Frank REED, whose rites were held this afternoon, had been employed as sales manager for the Thacker radio and appliance firm for the past few months. His illness, however, had prevented active duties in this position, Mr. Thacker stated.

Wednesday, July 3, 1946

Russell G. Barber
Russell G. BARBER, 50, expired 5:30 Tuesday evening at Logansport, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Barber was a resident of the Beaver Dam community where he followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
He was born March 2, 1896 in Kosciusko county, the son of Walter and Amanda BARBER. His wife, Edna Fay BARBER, died September 8, 1941.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Amanda BARBER, of Akron; six children, Mrs. Ester BIDDLEMAN, of Seymour, Ind.; Albert [BARBER], of Warsaw; Dale [BARBER], of Akron; Nondus [BARBER], of Warsaw; Jack [BARBER], of Seymour and Edna Fay BARBER of Akron. Three sisters also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday four p.m. at the Akron Church of God with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home to the home of his son Dale BARBER north of Akron this evening.

Mazie Leona Barnes
Mrs. Mazie Leona BARNES, 49, wife of Jacob BARNES, died from a heart ailment at 3:05 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at her home at 1433 Elm street in Rochester, after an illness of two weeks.
Born in Newcastle township on July 14, 1896, she was the daughter of James and Mina MYERS. She had spent most of her life in Fulton county. On July 13, 1913, she was married to Mr. Barnes. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are the husband; one son, James BARNES; one grandchild, Carol BARNES; the parents and one sister, Mrs. William GROSS, Warsaw, Ind.
Funeral services will take place at 2:30 o'clock Friday at the Church of God with Rev. L. E. POWELL reading the services. The burial will take place a the IOOF cemetery in Rochester. The body will lie in state at Foster's funeral home until 1:30 Friday.

Samantha L. Shesler
Funeral services for Mrs. Samantha I. SHESLER, of Akron, will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at her residence. Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER, assisted by Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, will be in charge of the rites and interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Sheetz funeral home to the residence this evening where friends may call.
Mrs. Shesler who was the widow of the late S. N. SHESLER, founder of the Akron News, died at one p.m. Tuesday following an illness of eight years duration. She had been bedfast for the past two weeks.
Samantha I., daughter of Morgan and Susan PETTIT was born in Fairfield, Ohio, on August 14, 1858. She had been a resident of Akron since Sept. 1, 1887 and since that time has resided in the Shesler home which was erected during the same year the Sheslers moved to Akron. On December 25th, 1878, she was united in marriage with Samuel N. SHESLER in a ceremony pronounced in White County, Ind. Her husband preceded her in death on July 26, 1942. Mrs. Shesler was a member of the Akron Methodist church and for many years was very active in the various branches of this religious organization.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Amy WALTON, of Indianapolis, who has made her home with her mother for the past five years; Mrs. Lulu MINTER, of Rochester; Mrs. Ella STINSON, of Macy; a brother, Frank PETTIT, of Monticello; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two children are deceased, Scott SHESLER and Mildred SHESLER ADAMS.

Thursday, July 4, 1946

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, July 5, 1946

Curtis W. Nutt
Curtis W. NUTT, who lived near Akron for three years, died of carcinoma at his farm home one-half mile southwest of Argos, Thursday morning at 9:20. He had been ill for one year.
He was born on Jan. 21, 1887, at Paulding, Ohio, and was 69 years of age. On Oct. 31, 1900, he was united in marriage with Alta Mae CARD. The deceased was the son of Pierce and Almeda NUTT.
A member of the Blissville Church of the Brethren, he leaves the following survivors: his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Marie NUTT, of Chicago; one brother, Charles [NUTT] of Coldwater, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel BRONSON and Mrs. Grace COLE of Coldwater, Mrs. Lea WELLS of Angola, and Mrs. Jennie CASBEER of Tekousha, Mich.
Brief services will be held at his home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. From there the funeral party will leave for Coldwater where futher rites will be held at three o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Shaddock funeral home. Rev. Clyde JOSEPH of Blissville will be in charge of both services. Burial will take place in he Card cemetery near Coldwater. The body was removed from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the residence today.

Saturday, July 6, 1946

Ruth M. Musselman
Ruth M. MUSSELMAN, 58, passed away at 12:10 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home two miles north of Twelve Mile after an illness of two years.
Born near Deedsville in Miami county, Ind., on Jan. 5, 1888, she was the daughter of Martin and Catherine WARNER. She had spent almost her entire life in Miami and Cass counties. On Sept. 23, 1911, she was married to Nathan MUSSELMAN. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; one son, Firman [MUSSELMAN], 424 West Mellbourne street, Logansport; one daughter, Virginia SULLIVAN, of South Bend; one brother, William WARNER, of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Mantie STALEY, Fulton, and Mrs. Aletha WEAVER, residing in Michigan.
The body has been taken to the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Twelve Mile United Brethren church. Burial will be in the Twelve Mile cemetery.
The body will be removed to the residence Saturday afternoon.

Monday, July 8, 1946

Melvin Leroy "Roy" Gordon
Melvin Leroy "Roy" GORDON, former Rochester police chief, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry EARL, of LaPorte, at five o'clock this morning. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis last fall that caused a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 1, 1874, the son of Amos and Almanara (DUMBAULD) GORDON, Mr. Gordon married Della EMMONS on October 27, 1894. The wedding took place in Tiosa, the place of his birth.
He was a member of te Rochester I.O.O.F. and Moose lodges and the St. John's Lutheran church. He had lived in Rochester until eight months ago when he went to the home of his daughter in LaPorte.
Survivors other than Mrs. Earl include another daughter, Mrs. Russell VOORHEES of Rochester; one son, Fred E. GORDON, of Rochester, who is a student at Notre Dame University, South Bend; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Elmer GORDON of Rochester and one sister, Mrs. Curtis SMITH of Granger, Illinois.
The body is at the Foster funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Schuyler "Dick" Norton
Funeral services for Schuyler "Dick" NORTON, 77, of Kokomo were held this afternoon at the Thomas funeral home, Galveston, Ind. Mr. Norton was formerly a resident of this city and for several years owned and operated a popcorn stand in a small frame building which at that time was located where the Max NICHOLS barber shop now stands.
Norton's stand was most popular with the H. S. students and he was known to practically all of the young folks of the city during his residency here. He left Rochester about 25 years ago and since has resided at Kokomo. Mr. Norton, who was a bachelor, is survived by a number of nephews and nieces.

Michael John Barkman and
Patrick Joe Barkman

Funeral services were held at three o'clock this afternoon for the twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Earl BARKMAN, who died shortly afteer birth. They were born Sunday morning at four o'clock in the Woodlawn hospital. Michael John [BARKMAN] died at one o'clock this afternoon and Patrick Joe [BARKMAN] died at noon Sunday. Their parents are Earl and Helen (CARITHERS) BARKMAN. They were taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where Rev. David LIVENGOOD officiated in brief rites. Burial was in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, July 9, 1946

Mae Myers
The body of Mrs. Walter H. [Mae] MYERS, 62, who was a longtime resident of Leiters Ford, arrived at the Foster funeral home today. Rites will be held in the Leiters Ford Methodist church, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. A. J. REISCH will officiate and burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery there. Mrs. Myers died at her home in New Boston, Mich., early Monday.

Roy Gordon
Funeral services for Roy GORDON, 72, former Rochester police chief, who died at the home of his daughter in LaPorte early Monday, will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Foster funeral home. Rev. Frank BRIGGS will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the local Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is now at the funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Harold Ruh
Col. Byron C. "Biff" GOSS, of Cleveland, O., who visited here yesterday with his brother Ira D. GOSS and wife while enroute to Wyoming, stated that Mrs. Harold RUH, wife of the late Dr. RUH died Friday, June 28, at her home in Cleveland.
Mrs. Ruh's death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Her husband, a former resident of this city, preceded her in death just six weeks previously. The Ruhs had many friends in this city, Dr. Ruh being the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex RUH.

Wednesday, July 10, 1946 to Thursday, July 11, 1946

[no obits]

Friday, July 12, 1946

Emma Reed Davisson
Mrs. Emma REED DAVISSON, well known to the older generation of Rochester, died in El Paso, Texas, on July 4, according to word received here today.
Mrs. Davisson was the widow of Prof. A. E. DAVISSON, an instructor in the Rochester high school for a number of years prior to 1886, when he and his wife moved to the West. Her father was a minister in the local Methodist church during the last part of the 19th century.
Professor Davisson became an instructor in the school of agriculture at the University of Nebraska in 1896, and was principal of the school from 1901 until his death. Following his death in 1911 Mrs. Davisson joined the University of Nebraska agricultural extension service, where she was in charge of women's club work.
Mrs. Davisson had lived in Texas in recent years.

Mrs. George Mort
Mrs. George MORT, former Kewanna resident, passed away on Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gus BASKE, Rock Island, Ill.
The body has been removed to a funeral home in Logansport where final rites will be held Saturday afternoon.

Mae Thompson
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Mae THOMPSON which occurred at Longcliff hospital 10:30 Wednesday evening. Mrs. Thompson, who was employed as a nurse at the institution, was a former resident of this city and has many friends here.
For several years she resided at 130 West 9th street in the residence now owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ike KLEIN.
The body was removed to the Chase-Miller chapel, Logansport where it will remain pending word from the only known survivor, a sister, Mrs. Louise (CUMMINGS) KILLEN, of Hendersonville, N.C.

Saturday, July 13, 1946

Carrie Price
Mrs. Carrie PRICE, a resident of the Poplar Grove community, died at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Mrs. Price's husband, Ora PRICE, died three weeks ago.
The body has been taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Dr. Isaac Harrison Woodruff
Dr. Isaac Harrison WOODRUFF, 79, of 309 North Main street, Tipton, died of a heart attack at nine o'clock Friday night in the "Ell-Dee" cottage on Lake Manitou's southwest shore.
Dr. Woodruff, a retired Tipton dentist, had been vacationing with his wife and three other Tipton couples at the cottage owned by Thomas FOSTER, of Tipton, for the past week. The party returned home this morning.
During the week he had been fishing daily and Friday afternoon he was reported to have gone fishing at the lake, and following his dinner, he and the other members of the party went for a walk down the road behind their cottage. While walking he became ill and was taken back to the cottage. Zimmerman Brothers' ambulance was summoned to take him to Woodlawn hospital, but he succumbed before the ambulance arrived.
The retired Tipton dentist was well known locally, having been a summer visitor at Lake Manitou for a number of seasons. He was a brother of Mrs. Arthur SMITSON, Tipton, who owns a cottage a block west of Overstreet's resort on the southwest shore of the lake. A cousin of the deceased man, Mark JACKSON, resides near the Sand Hill church north of Rochester.
The Zimmerman ambulance took the body of Dr. Woodruff to the Ogle and Little mortuary, Tipton, last night, where funeral arrangements are being made.

Mae Thompson
Final services for Mrs. Mae THOMPSON, of 225 Eel River avenue, Logansport, will be this afternoon at three o'clock at the Chase-Miller chapel there. The Reverend J. L. MILLING will officiate.
The body is at the chapel where friends may call. Burial is to be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Rochester.

Monday, July 15, 1946

Catherine Margaret Dunlap
Mrs. Catherine Margaret DUNLAP, a lifelong resident of Marshall county, died at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the home of her two daughters, Carrie and Mary DUNLAP, three miles west of Argos. She had been ill three years and death was attributed to apoplexy. Born on June 30, 1865, she was the daughter of Harmon and Constance LEFFERT. Her husband was Solomon DUNLAP.
Surviving her are three daughters, Miss Carrie [DUNLAP] and Miss Mary DUNLAP, and Mrs. Frances BODFIELD; four sons, Frank [DUNLAP], Eldon [DUNLAP], Arthur [DUNLAP] and Ford [DUNLAP]; one brother, Gabriel LEFFERT; two sisters, Mrs. Mary LINDOO, Mrs. Sam JOHNSON; one half-sister, Mrs. Prosper BALL; and one half-brother, Herman [LEFFERT].
The funeral will be 3:30 Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home with Rev. Ernest TREBER reading the services. Burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery.

Mrs. D. W. Riggs
Rex RIGGS, 1128 [?] West 13th street, learned today that his mother, Mrs. D. W. RIGGS, who has visited in Rochester a number of times, died in her Chicago home at nine o'clock this morning. The 64-year-old lady had been ill for the past six months.
Survivors besides Mr. Riggs, include her husband; another son Charles [RIGGS] of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline BALDWIN of LaGrange, Ill., and six grandchildren. Mr. Riggs left for Chicago today where funeral services for his mother will be held.

Cary Alice Price
Mrs. Cary Alice PRICE, 68, resident of near Argos, died at the home of her daughtger, Mrs. Raymond OVERMYER, at 10:20 a.m. July 13. She had been ill one week and death was attributed to gall bladder trouble.
She was born Nov. 24, 1877 near Maxinkuckee Lake, the daughter of Hamilton and Mary Jane HISSONG. She was a member of the Poplar Grove church and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving her are the following: one daughter, Mildred OVERMYER; sisters, Mrs. Rita HACKER, Mrs. Lucy VOREIS, a brother, Laurence HISSONG, all of Poplar Grove.
The funeral was at the Poplar Grove church Monday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Thomas W. NEAL of Brazil and Thomas J. LAKE of the Methodist church in Argos read the services. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Tuesday, July 16, 1946

Catherine Margaret Dunlap
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Margaret DUNLAP will be at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Grossman fneral home in Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will read the services.

Wednesday, July 17, 1946

Thomas Leon Brown
Thomas Leon BROWN, aged 20, was killed instantly at 5:30 o'clock this morning when his atomobile was strck by an eastbound Erie express train. The tragedy took place three and one-half miles north of the Fred Moore farm on state road 14. [??]
The youth, driving a 1932 Chevrolet sedan, was going north when express train No. 12 approached from the west. It is reported that Brown evidently saw the train coming and swerved to the right on the crossing. He drove his car down the right-of-way for an estimated 25 feet with the tires straddling the rails before the engine crashed into his car.
The impact of the onrushing train tossed Brown's atomobile 100 feet east of the crossing. He was killed instantly and the car, which was demolished, landed on its wheels on the right-of-way.
Engineer George F. STELLER of Huntington, who was at the throttle of the locomotive, stated today that he didn't see the automobile until just before the crash. He added that when he saw the car on the crossing tracks it was too late to pull the emergency brake. The engine was damaged to such an extent that a change of engines was necessary when No. 12 pulled into Huntington.
The other crewmen of the train included D. M. DEERWESTER, fireman, and C. A. OTT, conductor. Both are Huntington residents.
Fulton County Coroner Dean K. STINSON and Assistant Coroner Dale BERKEBILE recorded the death as accidental.
Thomas Brown, the youth who was killed, was a former attendant of the Standard Oil service station at the junction of U.S. highway 31 and state road 25, Rochester. He had been employed there for four months, resigning three weeks ago to operate a dairy route.
He resided with his wife at her father's farm on Macy route one, two and one-half miles south of the Mt. Zion community.
The youth was born in Kokomo May 28, 1926, and had lived near Rochester for the past three years. He was reared in Miami county.
On Nov. 23, 1945, he was united in marriage to Wanda Mae CHALK. His parents were Avert and Grace BROWN. His father died in March.
Survivors include his wife and mother; six brothers, George [BROWN], Joseph [BROWN], Kenneth [BROWN], Ira [BROWN], John [BROWN] and Max [BROWN]; and two sisters, Dorothy Ann [BROWN] and Grace Marie [BROWN]. All of the survivors except George reside at the home of their mother in Newcastle township.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Brown residence, seven miles northeast of Rochester. The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the residence Thursday morning.

Thursday, July 18, 1946

Mollie Moore
Mrs. Mollie MOORE, 64, former resident of Kewanna, died Wednesday afternoon in the Memorial hospital, South Bend, following a lengthy illness. Her husband, Enoch M. MOORE, preceded her in death in 1915. They were united in marriage on Jan. 18, 1880.
Survivors are five daughters, three sons, 19 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial, however, will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Thomas Leon Brown
Funeral services for Thomas Leon BROWN, who was killed Wednesday by an eastbound Erie express train, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the home of Mr. Brown's mother, near Talma. Rev. Charles GOLDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Donald Pell
Dr. and Mrs. Harry PELL of Brazil, Ind., have received official word from the government of the death of their son, Donald [PELL], who formerly had been reported missing in action. Mrs. Pell was the former Lucy RUH of this city and Donald was known here where he visited at times. He was a nephew of Mrs. Edith RUH.
According to the report Donald was a member of a navy bomber crew which was hit while in action over the Pacific and forced to land in the surf off an island in Japanese territory. The crew all went ashore when they encountered Japanese troops. Three of the fliers made their way back to the bomber and ten minutes later were picked up by another airplane. The six members who remained ashore were never heard of again.
The government report says that recently searchers found the graves of the six men not far from where they were captured by the Japs. Each was buried with his identification tag about his neck. Examination proved that each one of the fliers had been killed by having his neck broken.

Friday, July 19, 1946

Marjorie Jean Bock
Mrs. Roger BOCK, 24-year-old daughter of State Representative and Mrs. Alpha HOESEL, of near Grass Creek, died at two o'clock this morning in the Memorial hospital, South Bend. She had been confined to the hospital for the past several weeks due to heart trouble.
Mrs. Bock, [the former Marjorie Jean HOESEL], and her husband, a discharged veteran, were residents of Mishawaka. Her father, Alpha HOESEL, is joint state representative from Fulton and Pulaski counties.
Survivors other than the husband and parents include one sister, Mrs. Emery McCRACKEN of Argos, and a brother, John HOESEL of near Grass Creek.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be made public Saturday along with a more detailed obituary.

Mollie B. Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie B. MOORE, 84, of South Bend, who formerly resided in Kewanna, were held at the First United Brethren church, South Bend, this afternoon at one o'clock. Rev. Roscoe F. WILSON, pastor of the church, officiated and burial was in the cemetery at Grass Creek.

Helen Marie Cook
Mrs. Helen Marie COOK, 53, died Thursday morning at her home southwest of Mentone. Mrs. Cook had been in Ill health for the past three years, her condition became critical during the past week it was stated.
Helen Marie, daughter of William and Clara MORRETT was born on a farm east of Akron October 10, 1892. Following her marriage to Dale COOK, the moved to the Beaver Dam community where they have since resided.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma PHILLIPS, of Argos; a granddaughter, Dianna PHILLIPS, and a sister, Mrs. William RILEY, of Silver Lake.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Beaver Dam United Brethren church with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron, officiating. Interment will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Tucker funeral home, Claypool, to the Cook residence Saturday morning.

Saturday, July 20, 1946

Marjorie Jean Bock
Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Jean HOESEL BOCK, 24, daughter of State Representative and Mrs. Alpha HOESEL of near Grass Creek, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the United Brethren church at Grass Creek. Rev. John CHAMBERS will officiate and brial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Bock died early Friday morning in the Memorial hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Death was de to a heart ailment.
Mrs. Bock, whose residence was in Mishawaka, was born in Star City Feb. 5, 1922. She was a graduate from the Grass Creek high school, and in 1943 from te Memorial hospital school of nursing in South Bend. She was married Oct. 22, 1943. The body was taken from the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac, and to te home of the parents this afternoon.
Monday, July 22, 1946

Infant Woods
Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred WOODS, 316 Clayton street, who died at birth. Survivors other than the parents include one brother, Fred [WOODS], Jr., and two sisters, Barbara [WOODS] and Roberta [WOODS], all at home. Burial was in the Citizen's cemetery.

John Fultz
Rocheter relatives at noon today were apprised of the death of John FULTZ, 74, which occurred at 11:15 a.m. at the Michael Reese hospital, Chicago, where he had been a patient for several days.
Mr. Fultz for several years was a salesman for the Louderback auto agency in this city. A complete obituary and information concerning the funeral will be published in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel. The body is being returned to Rochester this evening by the Zimmerman brothers.

Andrew Kinsey
Funeral services for Andrew KINSEY, 69, a retired farmer of Talma, will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence in Talma. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.
Mr. Kinsey died of a heart attack at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Foster ambulance while enroute to the Woodlawn hospital. He had taken ill Saturday evening with another heart attack while in the office of a local physician.
Born Nov. 14, 1876, in Marsall county near Culver he was the son of Eli and Susan KINSEY. He had spent all his life in Marshall and Fulton counties. He was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
In August, 1905, in South Bend, he was married to Miss Rhoda LEWELLAN, who died in 1934. He then married Mrs. Maud MILLER in March, 1938 at Bourbon, Ind.
Surviving are: the widow; three sons, Clyde [KINSEY], Grovertown, Ind.; Harry [KINSEY], Tippecanoe; Robert [KINSEY], Bourbon; one daughter, Miss Mary Jane KINSEY, Plymouth, Ind.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Irene KRISTLE, Mrs. Louisa COLDWATER, Mrs. Lottie BENNET and Mrs. Margaret FUSS, all of South Bend; and five step-children, Mrs. Agnes KRAMER, Mrs. Ester MATTHEWS and John MILLER, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Ruth RITTER and Charles MILLER, both of Plymouth.
The body was taken from the Foster funeral home to the residence this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 23, 1946

John F. Fultz
Funeral services for John F. FULTZ, who died at 9:30 Monday morning in the Michael Reese hospital, Chicago, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, this city. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Fultz, one of the highly respected and well-known citizens of this community, was taken to the Chicago hospital last Wednesday where he was to have undergone surgery. He had been in failing health for several months.
John Franklin, son of Daniel and Indiana (EMMONS) FULTZ, was born in Rochester on March 17, 1872, and all of his life was spent in this community On March 21, 1903, he was united in marriage with Adeline PRATT in a ceremony pronounced in this city. Mrs. Fultz preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1946.
He was an active worker in the Democratic party and served two terms as superintendent of the Fulton county home. For several years he was engaged in farming and in more recent years was employed as a salesman for a local auto agency. Mr. Fultz was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and the Rochestrer IOOF lodge.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth THOMPSON of Rochester; Mrs. Claude GEYER of South Bend; two sons, Dea [FULTZ] and Roy FULTZ, both of Rochester; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harley FULTZ and Marion FULTZ and a sister, Mrs. James Van LUE, all of Rochester. A daughter, Mrs. Fern KEESEY, preceded him in death on April 26, 1940.

Wednesday, July 24, 1946

Thomas Potter
Thomas POTTER, aged 80, a former Akron resident, died at his home in Plymouth at seven o'clock Tuesday morning, it was learned here today. Funeral services will be held in the Moyer funeral home, Akron, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Mr. Potter was born Aug. 29, 1866, in Greenville, Ohio, the son of James B. and Mary Ann (McFEELEY) POTTER. He spent most of his younger life in the vicinity of Akron, moving from there to Plymouth 20 years ago.
Survivors include one brother, Charles M. POTTER, of Canada, and Mrs. Noah HOFFMAN, of Akron, a sister.
The body will be taken from the Danielson funeral home, Plymouth, to the Moyer funeral home, Akron, tomorrow afternoon. Rev. R. J. FENSTERMACKER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Akron.

Thursday, July 25, 1946

Marilyn Tinkey
Warsaw, July 25. - Injuries sustained in an auto-cycle crash west of Warsaw resulted in the death at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday of Marilyn TINKEY, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah TINKEY, and a student at Mentone high school. The young girl died of a fractured skull at the Murphy medical center, Warsaw.
Miss Tinkey was riding her bicycle in the yard of the Tinkey home about three miles west of Warsaw on the Crytal lake road and then she followed her sister onto the highway. Deputy Sheriff Ray HENDERSON said evidence at the scene indicated that the cyclist had driven onto the highway into the path of the oncoming car.
The automobile, owned by Leonard WOLFORD, Warsaw, was driven by Miss Mary Kathern MURPHY. Dr. Leslie A. LAIRD, North Webster, Kosciusko county coroner, said he would conduct an investigation before rendering a decision in the case.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Warsaw United Brethren church with Rev. G. T. ROSSELOT officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Friday, July 26, 1946

Charles Krieg
Charles KRIEG, 78, a retired painter, passed away at 2:30 a.m. today at his home north of Akron. Death was attributed to a coronary thrombosis after an illness of 8 months. He had been a resident of Henry township throughout his entire life and had many friends in that locality.
Mr. Krieg was born in Henry township on April 4, 1868, the son of Phillip and Sarah KRIEG. On March 8, 1905 he was married to Lucy HAYES. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife, three sons, David [KRIEG], Dale [KRIEG], Raymond [KRIEG], all of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Ardis LAMB, Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline PONTIUS, Akron, Mrs. George SMITH, Disco; four brothers, Francis [KRIEG], Harvey [KRIEG], John [KRIEG] and George KRIEG, all of Akron and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be held Sunday afternoon 2 p.m. at the Akron Methodist church. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 10 a.m. Saturday up until the hour of the rites.

Flora Jane St. Clair
Final services for Mrs. Flora Jane St. CLAIR, 60, will be at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Grass Creek United Brethren church. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery, Cass county.
The body will be taken Friday morning from the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center to the residence northeast of here.
Mrs. St. Clair died at 7 o'clock Thursday morning at her home, after a long illness.
The daughter of William and Mary SMITH FOY, she was born in Cass county on July 15, 1886.
Survivors are four sons and three daughters: George [St. CLAIR], Grass Creek; Edgar [St. CLAIR] and Orin [St. CLAIR], near Kewanna; Glen [St. CLAIR], Kewanna; a step-son, Frank St. CLAIR, Logansport; Mrs. Nellie HOFFMAN, Monon; Mrs. Mary IRWIN, Star City; Mrs. Doris PERRY, at home; two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Mary HALL, Osceola, Ind.;
Mrs. Am STUDEBAKER, Fulton; Homer [FOY], of Jud, N.D.; Lawrence FOY, Reading, Pa.; Tilford FOY, Chicago; 19 grandchildren.

Saturday, July 27, 1946

[no obits]

Monday, July 29, 1946

John Delbert Brown
John Delbert BROWN, well-known farmer residing four and a half miles southwest of Macy, died at 6 a.m. today at his home following a week's illness. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage suffered a week ago.
Mr. Brown was born in Fulton county on February 4, 1868 and his entire life was lived in the vicinity of Macy. On August 6, 1887 he was married to Mary Ann BRINKLEY. His parents were William and Katherine BROWN.
Surviving are his wife; a son, William J. BROWN; a daughter, Mrs. Dessie GOOCH, of Peru; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer [BROWN], of Fulton; Arthur [BROWN], of near Akron; Charles [BROWN], of Macy; a sister, Sarah Hester BROWN, of Logansport, and his step-mother, Mrs. William BROWN, of near Macy.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Ditmire chapel, Fulton with Rev. Franklin ARTHUR in charge. Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery. The body lies in state at the Ditmire chapel where friends may call.

Samuel Adam Heeter
Samuel Adam HEETER, 60, died 2:45 a.m. Sunday at his home, 184 North Pontiac street, this city. Death resulted from a heart ailment from which he suffered for the past three years. His condition had become most critical since June 15. Mr. Heeter, who had been a resident of this city for 27 years had a host of friends throughout the county.
Samual Adam, son of Levi and Susan (REARICK) HEETER was born February 9, 1886 at Hopewell, Mo. He resided at Laketon, Ind., for several years before moving to Rochester. On March 12, 1906 he was united in marriage with Ida GREEN. He had been employed by the Erie railroad for 45 years and at the time of his death he was a member of the Erie's signal maintenance crew. Mr. Heeter was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen of America and the Woodmen's lodge.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Miss Lola HEETER; Mrs. Violet LIVERSAY and Mrs. Kathleen CAMPBELL, all of Rochester and vicinity; a brother, William [HEETER], of Delong; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A son, John Leroy [HEETER] prececed in death in 1913.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. B. J. THOMAS will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Rochester Evangelical church. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman funeral home up until the hour of the services.

Caroline Wilhelmina Miller
Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Wilelmina MILLER, 89, who died at 12:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, were held at two o'clock this afternoon in the Brethren Church at Tiosa with the Rev. Gilbert MOSS in charge Burial was in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Miller for over 50 years a resident of the Tiosa community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orville SLIFE, near Burket. Death was due to cerebral apoplexy following an illness of six days.
The deceased was born in Germany, April 10, 1857, the daughter of John and Elizabeth DORN. In a ceremony performed in Germany, Sept. 20, 1883, she was married to the late Frederick B. MILLER. One year after their marriage, 62 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Miller came to the United States to make their home.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Brethren church at Tiosa being affiliated with that organization shortly after she came to the Tiosa community to make her home. She moved to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Slife, after she became ill.
Survivors are eight children: Carl L. [MILLER], Plymouth; Fred [MILLER], South Bend; William [MILLER], Rochester; Harvey [MILLER], Walkerton; Mrs. Magdalena BIXLER, Richmond; Mrs. Ed EASH, Rochester; Mrs. Minnie REED, Huntington and Mrs. Martha SLIFE, of Burket; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 30, 1946

Miriam Elizabeth Alexander
Mrs. Miriam Elizabeth ALEXANDER, 45, well known to scores of Fulton county residents, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed VAWTER, North Jefferson street, at 3:30 o'clock this morning.
Mrs. Alexander, who resided on a farm in Richland township, some six miles northwest of Rochester, died of complications following a lengthy illness.
The deceased was born June 13, 1901, in Rochester, the daughter of Ed and Minnie VAWTER. She resided in this county all of her life. On March 26, 1943, she was united in marriage with Frank ALEXANDER. For several years Mrs. Alexander managed the Rochester Laundry, at the time that it was owned by her father.
She was a member of the Church of God. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rochester chapter.
Mrs. Alexander was a graduate of Rochester high school and the Indiana Business college. She was an accomplished pianist.
Survivors include her husband, parents, and two sisters, Mrs. Irving S. TARRANT of Hinsdale, Ill., and Miss Helen VAWTER of Chicago.
Funeral services for Mrs. Alexander will be held Thursday afternoon at two 'clock in the Church of God. Rev. L. E. POWELL will conduct the services and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until one o'clock Thursday afternoon, at which time it will be taken to the church.

James Heim
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. MILLER, 223 West Eleventh street, Monday afternoon received a telegram telling of the death of James HEIM, 32, of Columbus, Ohio. The message stated that Mr. Heim, who had often visited Rochester, had been killed in an auto accident at Columbus yesterday morning. The deceased was a brother of Miss Ann HEIM, who recently was a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Miller.
Survivors are three brothers and a sister. James Heim was discharged from the army five months ago after serving over three years; two years overseas in Europe. At the time of his discharge he held the rank of a staff sergeant. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning in Columbus.

Wednesday, July 31, 1946

George W. Chambers
George W. CHAMBERS, aged 70, Plymouth, died in the Ewing nursing home here Tuesday night after having been in failing health for a year. He was born in Chicago, Aug. 6, 1876 and moved to Plymouth 17 years ago.
Survivors include the widow, son and two daughters. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with burial in Oakholl cemetery at Plymouth.

Thursday, August 1, 1946

Mrs. Martin Batt
Word was receoved by friends here Wednesday evemomg of the death of Mrs. Martin BATT at her home in New ork City. Mrs. Batt was a former resident of Rochester and had visited here many times in recent years. Her husband, who passed away several years ago, conducted a clothing and dress store on Main street until the family moved to the East. Mrs. Batt had planned to visit friends here this summer. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nathan ROSENTHAL of New york, and a son, Joseph BATT of St. Louis. No word has been received relative to funeral arrangements.

Friday, August 2, 1946

John R. Cunningham
John R. CUNNINGHAM, a resident of Fulton, died at 9 a.m. Thursday in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Cunningham was 41 years old.
Born January 15, 1905 in Fulton County, he resided 12 years in Detroit where he was highway superintendent for the Highland Oil Company. He was the son of William and Lefa CUNNINMGHAM, and was married to Jean L. MOECK on June 6, 1927. Mr. Cunningham was a former brakeman on the Cleveland and Ohio Railroad. He was a teacher of the Masonic Lodge in Detroit.
Surviving are his wife, and a daughter Frances [CUNNINGHAM] and his parents. A sister preceded him in death.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the William Cunningham residence with Rev. A. H. GALLMIRE reading the service. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will arrive in Logansport Saturday afternoon and will then be taken to the Cunningham residence.

Dr. O. F. Sinks
Dr. O. F. SINKS, of Tulsa, Okla., dentist, son of Anna (BABCOCK) and Augusta SINKS, died August 1, at his home in Tulsa.
Dr. Sinks was reared on a farm near Rochester and attended the Rochester schools. He graduated from the Northwestern University dental school. His first practice was at Valley Mills, Tex., and later he moved to Tulsa where he practiced dentistry for several years.
He was a member of the Baptist church of Tulsa and was state dental president last year and was very active in all worthwhile things in Tulsa.
He leaves his widow, Annie Mae [SINKS], a daughter Elizabeth WRIGHT, and two brothers, James Francis [SINKS] of Los Angeles, Calif., and Alva [SINKS] of Bellingham, Washington. Dr. Sinks was a nephew of the late Dr. J. L. BABCOCK of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at Tulsa.

Saturday, August 3, 1946

Bertha Sensibaugh
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha SENSIBAUGH, 68, who died at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in the St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, will be held Monday afternoon at three o'clock in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. She resided seven miles southwest of Argos.
The deceased was born in Starke county on March 17, 1878, the daughter of John and Martha INKS. On Dec. 14, 1895, she was married to Eldon SENSIBAUGH. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last December.
She was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
Survivors include the husband; one son, Lester SENSIBAUGH of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Eva OVERMYER of Mishawaka; one brother, John INKS of Knox; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie SHENKEY of Owen, Wis., Mrs. Stella HUNT, Mrs. Bessie HUGHES and Mrs. Dollie DIBBLE, all of Mishawaka and two grandchildren who she reared, Alice BANKS of Culver and Dale SENSIBAUGH of Argos.
Rev. S. M. HILL of Mentone will officiate at the funeral rites.

Jane Runkle
Mrs. Jane RUNKLE, 76, died at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home of a son, Hubert, one mile northeast of Hoover, following a heart attack.
Born Dec. 15, 1869, in Miami county, she resided near Macy all her life and was the daughter of Thomas and Mary E. EWER. Her husband, Charles [RUNKLE], preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She ran a service station in Macy for a number of years.
Survivors are the son, Hubert [RUNKLE]; a daughter, Pauline LOSHER of Bristol; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters, Ben EWER of Fulton; Matt [EWER] of Rushville, Ind., T. J. EWER of South Bend, William EWER of Argos, Iona STRAUSS of Mishawaka, Hannah GUYER and Mina MUSSELMAN of Twelve Mile.
The body will be returned to the home of the son Saturday evening from the Ditmire funeral home. Private rites will be held at 12:30 o'clock Sunday at the home of the son, Hubert. The family has requested tat no flowers be sent.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Liberty Township, Horton/Mud Lake Chapel cemetery: Jane RUNKLE, 1869-1946; Charles RUNKLE, 1867-1912.]

Monday, August 5, 1946

[no obits]

Tuesday, August 6, 1946

James Lareau
Word was received in Fulton by Mrs. Ida DITMIRE of the death of her grandson, James LAREAU, 24, of Los Animas, Colo., who died of polio at 1 o'clock Saturday morning in a Denver, Colo., hospital.
The young man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin LAREAU, were visiting with Mrs. Lareau's mother, Mrs. Ditmire, when they received word Friday morning that their son had been stricken with polio Thursday. They left Fulton immediately for Los Animas.
He was born in Fulton but had spent his entire lifetime in Los Animas.
Surviving are the wife, Lois [LAREAU]; two daughters; the parents; a brother, Doyle [LAREAU], all of Los Animas, and the grandmother, Mrs. Ditmire of Fulton.
Funeral services and burial will be at Los Animas.

Wednesday, August 7, 1946

Clinton Murphy
Denver, Aug. 7. - Clinton MURPHY, 58, of a mile and a half northwest of here, farmer who had lived in the community all of his life, was found dead at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon on his farm. A heart attack was believed to have caused death.
He went out to work in the morning and when he failed to return at noon the family became alarmed. Glen BROWN and Wayne CLICK, neighbors, joined in the search and discovered the body.
He was born Sept. 24, 1887, in Richland township, Miami county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MURPHY.

Thursday, August 8, 1946

Lester Sylvester Carvey
Lester Sylvester CARVEY, 55, prominent Macy business man, died at 3:45 o'clock this morning in the Dukes hospital, Peru. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage that occurred at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening while Mr. Carvey and a group of friends were enjoying a picnic at the West City Park, Peru. Mr. Carvey was taken to the Dukes hospital immediately and he died nine hours later.
Mr. Carvey was prominent in Macy business and social life. He had resided in Macy all of his life and was well known to scores of Fulton and Miami county residents.
He was born in Macy on Feb. 8, 1891, the son of John W. and Harriet (McGINNIS) CARVEY. On Feb. 12, 1913, he was united in marriage with Madge Aretha CALAWAY, who survives her husband.
For a number of years he followed the vocation of a contractor in Fulton county. Following his retirement from contracting, he worked with his son in the Carvey Implement Sales at Macy. During the past two years he had been chairman of the Miami county ration board.
He was a member of the Macy Christian church; Masonic lodge 523, Macy; Order of the Eastern Star 194, Macy; Macy Lions club; Scottish Rite of South Bend, and also of Miami county and the Shrine of Fort Wayne.
Survivors other than the wife include two children, Lester Dee [CARVEY] and Aretha Pauline [CARVEY], at home; one brother, Errett C. CARVEY of Converse; three sisters, Mrs. J. L. [Garnet CARVEY] TOMBAUGH of Rochester, Miss Pauline CARVEY of Peru and Mrs. Orville C. [Nina Ketura CARVEY] FOOR of Macy.
Funeral services for Mr. Carvey will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Macy Christian church with Rev. Ernest LAUGHLIN and Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the family home after noon Friday. The Kline funeral home, Denver, is in charge of the services.
[NOTE: The deceased's life-long friend, Phil DUEY, nationally-known radio and stage singer, sang at the funeral. -WCT]
Friday, August 9, 1946

[no obits]

Saturday, August 10, 1946

Emma Shafer
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma SHAFER will be held in the Fred H. Babb funeral chapel in Mishawaka, Ind., at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. H. H. ROWSEY of Goshen will read the services. Burial will take place at the Poplar Grove cemetery five miles west of Argos.
Mrs. Shafer, a resident of Mishawaka, Ind., died at her home at 4:30 p.m., Aug. 8. She had been ill for three years. Mrs. Shafer, originally a Rochester citizen, was born on March 21, 1892, and married Clyde C. SHAFER in Argos on June 15, 1913. Her birthplace was Marshall county.
Surviving her are three sons, Lloyd E. FREESE of Mishawaka, Carl W. SHAFER of Plymouth, and Cleo R. SHAFER at home; one daughter, Mrs. Fay L. MILLER of Plymouth, and one grandchild. Three brothers, Charles KIMMEL of Mishawaka, Abraham KIMMEL of LaPorte, and Alfred KIMMEL of Tyner.

Monday, August 12, 1946 to Wednesday, August 14, 1946

[no obits]

Thursday, August 15, 1946

Maude M. Holden
Mrs. Maude M. HOLDEN, a pioneer resident of Lake Manitou and Rochester, died 8:30 Wednesday evening at her home 817 Jefferson street, this city. Death resulted from a heart attack which was suffered earlier Wednesday. She had been in failing health for the past several months.
Mrs. Holden had a host of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties and was most active in the religious and social affairs of the community.
Mrs. Holden and her husband the late Charles HOLDEN came to Lake Manitou in 1893 at which time and for several years later they were head of the Holden Stock Company theatrical players and operated three road shows from their headquarters here.
The theatrical business met with considerable success and several of their actors went on to make good in the motion picture world. Among these were Mrs. Holden's brother-in-law, the late Harry HOLDEN, Clara Kimball YOUNG, John PRESTON and others.
Following the Holdens retirement from the theatrical business they owned and operated a farm on the east shore of Lake Manitou, a part of which is now leased by the Rochester Country club. Following the death of her husband on April 30, 1925, Mrs. Holden disposed of practically all of her lake property and took up her residency here in Rochester.
Maud M., daugher of Rev. John L. and Elizabeth (DAKE) McCAIN was born in Urbana, Ill. on August 31, 1865. She was united in marriage with Charles A. HOLDEN on December 14, 1881 in a ceremony pronounced at Peru, Ind. Mrs. Holden was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Elizabeth SHEPARD, of Covington, Ky.; two nephews, John RAVENCROFT and Edward RAVENCROFT, of this city, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ona RAVENCROFT, also of this city.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Rev. Frank BRIGGS of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers home where friends may call.

Harry Van Dalsen
Word was received here Wednesday evening of the death of Harry Van DALSEN, who passed away at the hospital in Anderson Wednesday evening. Mr. Van Dalsen was well known in this community. His son, Russel [Van DALSEN] and other relatives in the community attended services held Friday in Anderson. - Macy Items, by Mrs. Minnie J. Smith.

Friday, August 16, 1946 to Saturday, August 17, 1946

[no obits]

Monday, August 19, 1946

Henry Edmund Henderson
Henry Edmund HENDERSON, 64-year-old former Akron resident, died at a nursing home in South Bend at four o'clock Sunday afternoon, it was learned here today. Death resulted from heart trouble following a short illness.
The deceased was born in Wabash county on Nov. 11, 1881, the son of James and Clara HENDERSON, and after residing in Akron for some years he moved to South Bend where he has lived for the past 26 years. He was employed in the real estate business.
Survivors include two unnamed divorced wives; two brothers, Earl [HENDERSON] of Lake James and Carl [HENDERSON] of Fort Wayne, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle DAUGHERTY of Lake James.
Funeral services will be held in the Moyer funeral home with Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, Wednesday afternoon a two o'clock. Burial will be in te Akron IOOF cemetery.

Orval M. Smith
Orval M. SMITH, an Indianspolis resident, died at his summer home at Lake Bruce, three miles northwest of Kewanna, at 11:10 Sunday night. Death resulted to the 66-year-old man after a heart attack Saturday evening.
Mr. Smith was born Aug. 25, 1880, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Oren and Mary SMITH. He resided in Indianapolis at 4550 Allisonville road and for a number of summers he has lived at his home near Guise Park. He was a retired insurance exective.
Survivors are his wife, Leona [SMITH], a teacher in public school 33 at Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Rose BISCHOS of Louisville and Miss Donna SMITH at home; one son, Brandon E. SMITH of Los Angeles, Calif., and three grandchildren.
Brief funeral rites will be held at the Harrison chapel, Kewanna, at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and then the body will be moved to Fowler, Ind., where graveside services will be held before burial in the Fowler cemetery at 4 o'clock the same afternoon.
The body rests at the Harrison funeral home where friends may call.

Mrs. Edward Wreher
Mr. and Mrs. Max HAWORTH are in Williamsport, Ind., today due to the death of Mrs. Haworth' mother, Mrs. Edward WREHER. Mrs. Wreher died at the Community hospital, Williamsport, Sunday evening. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Methodist church in Attica, Ind.

Clara M. Krieghbaum
Mrs. Clara M. KRIEGHBAUM, 74, well known resident of Rochester and South Bend, passed away here Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Her death resulted from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered on May 13 of the current year. Mrs. Krieghbaum had a host of friends throughout this city and South Bend.
Clara Malinda [FOLK], daughter of George and Lidia (CLARK) FOLK, was born on a farm three miles south of Lakeville, Ind., on Aug. 12, 1872. She was the youngest of a family of 11 children. In March of 1894, she was united in marriage with Ivo Martin KRIEGHBAUM, Sr., in a ceremony solemnized in South Bend. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1899.
Mrs. Krieghbaum returned to Rochester about three years ago from Long Beach, Calif., where she had been residing a few years with her son, Iden M. Krieghbaum. Before going west, however, she had resided in Rochester for a period of six years. The deceased was a member of the First Church of the Brethren at South Bend and was a most active worker in the affairs of her church.
Survivors are three sons, H. Lisle KRIEGHBAUM, of this city, Charles F. KRIEGHBAUM of Lafayette; Iden M. KRIEGHBAUM of Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Miss Rebecca FOLK of South Bend and Mrs. Mary Ella MANGUS of Lakeville, Ind.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Marietta KRIEGHBAUM PRUETT of West Lafayette, Patricia R. KRIEGBAUM of Washington, D.C., and William R. KRIEGHBAUM of this city, and two great-grandchildren, Lynda WALTER and Krieg PRUETT of West Lafayette.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS of the Rochester Methodist church in charge of the services.
The funeral cortege will then go to South Bend where rites will be conducted at the First Church of the Brethren, corner of Indiana and Miami streets, with Rev. Glen WEINER, pastor of the church, and Rev. Briggs officiating. Interment will be in the Bowman cemetery, South Bend.
Mrs. Krieghbaum's body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers home until the hour of the services here and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Church of the Brethren in South Bend.

Tuesday, August 20, 1946

Samilda Jefferies
Mrs. Samilda [Ann] JEFFERIES, 85-year-old resident of Argos, died at 9-30 this morning at her home at 124 Logan street, Argos, after an illness of nine weeks. Death was due to complications.
Mrs. Jefferies was born in Marshall county on June 5, 1863. Her husband, William JEFFERIES, died in 1922.
Surviving are two sisters, both residing in Argos: Mrs. Edna HERALD and Mrs. Cory ADAMS. Two brothers are also living, as is one half-brother. They are Louis of Plymouth and Lee of Argos. Mel SPENCER of Mishawaka is the half-brother.
The body has been taken to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where friends may call until 4 p.m. Wednesday when the body will be removed to her home. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Argos Christian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will read the services. Burial will take place at the Maple Grove cemetery.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Maple Grove Cemetery, Walnut Twp.: William F. JEFFERIES, father, 1857-1933; Samilda Ann JEFFERIES, mother, 1863-1943 [sic].]

Edson B. Sarber
Edson [B.] SARBER, fifteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl SARBER, died at 6:30 p.m. last night at the Woodlawn hospital. The cause of death was lumbar pneumonia.
The youth resided with his parents, Earl and [Etta E.] SARBER, on their farm two miles south of Burket. He was a sophomore of Burket high school and was also secretary of the Burket Union Brethren Sunday school.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will be in charge of the rites.

Wednesday, August 21, 1946

[no obits]

Thursday, August 22, 1946

Mary Jane Moore
Mrs. Mary Jane MOORE, 82-year-old well known local resident, died of a coronary embolism at her home, 178 Monticello Road, this morning at ten o'clock. She had been ill for the past eight years.
Born in Fulton county on Sept. 14, 1863, she was the daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann [NEESE]. She resided near Rochester for 35 years, coming here from Fulton. Her husband, Charles MOORE, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
Survivors include one brother, Theodore NEESE, of Grass Creek, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Moore will be held in the Foster fneral home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. David LIVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body is at the Foster funeral home until the hour of the funeral and it has been requested that friends send no flowers.

Donald Burkett
Miss Mary Jo BARDSLEY, 22, was reported today to have a 50-50 chance to live in Woodlawn hospital where she remains in a "critical" condition. Miss Bardsley received a skull fracture and a brain concussion in an airplane cras that killed Donald BURKETT, 26, of 321 Washington street, Culver, shortly before three o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The crash took place in a corn field on the Charles O'DELL farm, two and one-half miles north of Rochester.
Miss Bardsley, who was instructing Burkett on his final dual instruction flight, is the daughter of Mrs. Ruth BARDSLEY of Kewanna, an employee of the Lindesmith restaurant at Logansport, and Waldo BARDSLEY of Koontz Lake, near Walkerton, Ind.
The fliers were flying in a Piper Cub J-3 plane that belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne OUTCELT, owners of the Rochester Flying Service.
No witnesses saw the crash, but the plane apparently nosedived and hit on its nose and right side. Miss Bardsley was thrown clear of the wreckage from her seat in the rear cockpit and was found lying some six feet in front of the plane when farmer O'Dell arrived at the scene of the crash.
Jack BEHRENS of South Bend, CAA inspector, arrived here last night and reported today that the cause of the accident was still unknown.
Both Miss Bardsley and Burkett were formerly in the armed forces. She ferried planes for te Women's Auxiliary Service better known as the WASPS, and he spent four years as a ground mechanic in the Army Air Forces. He was in the European theatre of war for 32 months. The flight instruction that Burkett was receiving was being given under the GI Bill of Rights.
Burkett, who was sitting in the front seat of the Piper Cub training plane, received the fatal injury when he was thrown forward after the plane struck the ground. Coroner Dean STINSON said Burkett died from a broken neck and crushed chest. His right leg was also fractured.
The plane was badly damaged.
Burkett had been taking flying instruction at the Rocheste Flying Service operated by Wayne and Helen OUTCELT at the Rochester airport. The Outcelts have conducted the school for seven years and trained 2,000 pilots, many for military service. This was the first fatality in the record of the school. Hobart CREIGHTON of Warsaw, speaker of the Indiana house of representatives, recently received is license here.
O'Dell, on whose field the plane crashed, was the first person to reach the scene of the accident. His farm faces east and west on the county roads which intersects State Roads 25 and 31, two miles north of Rochester. The accident occurred in a cornfield a quarter-mile north of the O'Dell farm home.
The terrain in this area had proved disastrous for flyers on Feb. 14, 1943, when three Army Transport Command flyers, all lieutenants, were killed in a field a quarter mile north of the spot where Wednesday's crash occurred. The army flyers were caught in a snowstorm and had come down low to get their bearings when their craft crashed.
Burkett was born in Culver on June 14, 1920, the son of Isaac and Belle BURKETT, and resided there all of his life.
He was employed as a projectionist by the El Rancho theater in Culver. He was a member of the Finney Shilling VFW post of Culver.
Surviving are: the mother; two brothers, Millard [BURKETT] of Detroit, Mich., and Orville [BURKETT] of Culver, and three sisters, Mrs. Iris ESKRIDGE, Mary Martha [BURKETT] and Barbara Ann [BURKETT], all of Culver.
The accident was investigated by Sheriff Frank SUMMERS, Chief of Rochester Police Earl GRAHAM and State Troopers John MORGAN of Huntington and Estel BEMENDERFER of Rochester.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman brothers funeral home and was later removed to the Easterday mortuary in Culver.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the Culver Evangelical church with the Rev. F. C. WACKNITZ officiating. The Culver Veterans of Foreign Wars organization will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Culver cemetery.

Friday, August 23, 1946

Vivian B. Fuller
Vivian B. FULLER, 76, a resident of Lake Manitou for the past 33 years, died at 11:10 o'clock Thursday evening at his home on the west shore of the lake. Death resulted from complications after an eight-year illness.
Mr. Fuller, who was well known to scores of lake dwellers and vacationists, was the operator of the Red Wing pleasure boat that carried passengers over the lake waters several years ago.
The deceased was born in New Albany on April 24, 1870, the son of Richard and Elizabeth FULLER. On Nov. 13, 1890, he was united in marriage to Cora FULLER, who survives him. He came to Lake Manitou 33 years ago from Indianapolis.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors other than the wife include one son, George [FULLER], and a daughter Mrs. J. A. GILSON, both of Indianapolis; three granddaughters, Miss Dorothy FULLER and Mrs. Robert A. WILLIAMS, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Harry TIRSWAY, Jr., of Lydon, Ky.; five great-grandchildren, and an aunt, Mrs. Bella SMITH of New Albany.
The body will lie in state at the Foster funeral home here until ten o'clock Saturday morning at which time it will be removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. J. A. Gilson, at 5023 Carrollton avenue, Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held there Monday afternoon at two o'clock and interment will be made in the Memorial Park cemetery, Indianapolis.

Mary Jane Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane MOORE, 82, who died at her home, 178 Monticello Road, Thursday morning, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Foster funeral home. It was erroneously stated in the Thursday edition of The News-Sentinel that the funeral would be at two o'clock.

Leslie Shadle and
James Shadle

Mrs. Claude WELLER, of Kewanna, received a telegram from Norwich, N.Y., today stating that her brother-in-law, Leslie SHADLE, 54, and his son, James [SHADLE] were drowned there.
Mrs. Shadle, who preceded her husband in death, was the former Agnes BAIR of Kewanna. Mrs. Shadle and her husband and son were all well known there. He was a former resident of Delong and was a cousin of Ed SHADLE, Kewanna.
Survivors of the elder Shadle include five sons and one daughter and the son. James' survivors are his wife and one child. James Shadle had recently been discharged from the armed forces and it is thought that he and his father may have been on an outing in celebration of his return when the accident occurred.
Funeral services for both father and son will be held Tuesday in Norwich.

Saturday, August 24, 1946

Roxie Baum
Mrs. Roxie BAUM, 89-year-old mother of George Baum, well known throughout Fulton county, died at 10:45 o'clock Friday night in the St. Joseph hospital at Fort Wayne. She had been ill for several months.
Mrs. Baum was born Dec. 23, 1856, in West Virginia and resided in Sweetzer, Ind., all of her married life. Her parents were Charles and Nancy RIGGS and her husband, who preceded her in death, was William J. BAUM.
Survivors include the son, George [BAUM], who resides on the northeast shore of Lake Manitou; one daughter, Mrs. H. B. BLOSSER of Fort Wayne and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock in the Sweetzer Methodist church and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Marion. The body will be taken from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, to Sweetser Sunday afternoon.

Monday, August 26, 1946

Ion Swinehart Bourdon
Mrs. Ion SWINEHART BOURDON, a native of Fulton county and a cousin to Misses Rena and Faye WRIGHT, city, will be buried in the Riverview cemetery, South Bend, following funeral services at the Hollis funeral home there Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock.
Mrs. Bourdon, aged 63, was born in Tiosa on April 17, 1883, and moved from there to South Bend 35 years ago. She died Friday afternoon in the St. Joseph hospital after an illness of a few days.
In 1911 she was married to Dr. Arthur REYNOLDS, who died in 1939. In 1945 she married Joseph BOURDON, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Miss Bobett REYNOLDS, at home, and a brother, Hollice SWINEHART, of South Bend.

Curtis C. Hughes
TWO ARGOS RESIDENTS DIE DURING WEEK-END
Two deaths occurred in the Kelly hospital at Argos over the week-end. Those who died were Curtis C. HUGHES, 55, of 305 Fremont street, Argos, and Mrs. Stella May KLINE, 78, of 111 First street, Argos.
Curtis HUGHES died Sunday afternoon at five 'clock in the hospital from complications that resulted due to an operation four weeks ago.
He was born near Buffalo, Ind., on Jan. 9, 1891, the son of Morgan and Carrie HUGHES. On Dec. 22, 1914, he was united in marriage with Lulu CLARRIDGE, who survives. He and his wife moved to Argos from Miami county in 1921, where he took up the occupation of a plumber.
He was a member of the Argos Christian church, Izaak Walton League, Lions club, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star of Argos.
Survivors, other than Mrs. Hughes, include: three brothers, Merle [HUGHES] of Logansport, Teddy [HUGHES] of Buffalo, and Harold [HUGHES] of Lafayette, and four sisters, Mrs. Elda JOHNSON of Lakewood, Ill., Mrs. Emma FUNK and Mrs. Vickey TALCOTT of Buffalo, and Mrs. Anna FRAKES of Logansport.
Funeral services for Mr. Hughes will be held Wednesday afternoon at one 'clock in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral. Rev. Ernest TREBER of the Argos Christian church will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in the Hughes' family lot at Buffalo. The Argos Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the graveside.

Stella May Kline
Mrs. Stella May KLINE died Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock of complications after an illness of six months duration. She was born May 18, 1870, in Green township, Marshall county, and had resided in Argos all of her life. Her parents were Alexander and Melvina NEWHOUSE.
She was married in 1912 to Charles ROMIG, who died, and she later wed Debold KLINE, who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist chrch.
Her lone survivor is a nephew, Clayton DYKES of Chicago.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kline will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Argos Methodist church with the Rev. James NEAL, formerly of Argos, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Thomas LUKE of Argos and burial will be in the Richland cemetery. The body is at the Grossman funeral home and will remain there until the hour of the funeral.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Richland Twp.: Charles E. ROMIG, 1864-1915; Estella NEWHOUSE ROMIG, his wife, 1870-1946.]

Tuesday, August 27, 1946

Asa Hampton Freeman
Funeral services for Asa Hampton FREEMAN, 83, retired blacksmith, and a resident of Grass Creek for many years, were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in Galveston, Ind., at the Thomas funeral home. Burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery. Mr. Freeman died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock after a heart attack in the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. G. BUTT, eight miles north of Galveston.
Survivors are two sons and two daughters: Roy [FREEMAN] of Dayton, Ohio, and Irvin [FREEMAN] of Kansas, and Mrs. Maude DuBOIS of Indianapolis and Mrs. Gladys BUTT of near Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie CURTIS of California and Mrs. Clara BARNETT of Washington, and one grandchild, Eldonna BUTT, of near Galveston.

Vern Rans
Vern RANS, 54, of near Argos, died at eight o'clock Monday morning in a hospital in Logansport following a two-month illness.
Born near Kewanna, April 6, 1892, he was the son of William and Mary RANS. He was married to Stella HELSEL, who survives him.
Mr. Rans was a farmer and a member of the former Baptist church at Marshtown.
Other survivors besides the wife include three step-daughters, Mrs. Mattie BURKETT of Argos and Mrs. Evelyn GUARD and Mrs. Cleta SCOTT of South Bend, and two brothers, James A. RANS of Fulton and D. R. RANS of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.

Wednesday, August 28, 1946

Richard Preston Castle
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence CASTLE, Rochester, received word today that their day-old grandson, Richard Preston CASTLE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah P. CASTLE, Mishawaka, had died in the St. Joseph hospital shortly after birth there Monday. The maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles OSBORNE, Elkhart, also survive. Short funeral services were held at the Babbs funeral home yesterday in Mishawaka. Rev. Maynard S. KULP, pastor of the Twin Branch Church of Christ officiated.

Thursday, August 29, 1946

Jennie Abbot Richardson
Mrs. Jennie (ABBOTT) RICHARDSON, 69, former Rochester resident and well known locally, died at her home in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Sadie SWARTZLANDER, received a telegram today informing her of her relative's death.

Friday, August 30, 1946

Louise Hellwig
Mrs. Louise HELLWIG, wife of Dr. M. J. HELLWIG, a Kokomo dentist, died at the Woodlawn hospital this morning. She and her husband have been summer residents of Nyona Lake for a number of years and for the past 10 years she had been a semi-invalid. She was 79 years old.

Saturday, August 31, 1946

[no obits]

Monday, September 2, 1946

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 3, 1946

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 4, 1946

Ella McCarter
Mrs. Harley McCARTER, 74, of this city passed away 11:30 this morning at her home 706 Fulton avenue. Death resulted from complications which followed a hip fracture which she suffered some time ago. Mrs. McCarter who had been a resident of Rochester for over 50 years had a host of friends throughout this community.
Ella [BANISTER], daughter of Collin and Mary (SHANAHAN) BANISTER was born on a farm near Wabash, Ind., on March 31, 1872. On Ocober 29, 1894, she was united in marriage with Harley Isaac McCARTER of this city. Mrs. McCarter was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Survivors are her husband, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian SCHOENENBERGER, of South Bend; Mrs. Zetha McINTYRE, of Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Rose BAIN, of Chicago, and two grandchildren, Carter [McINTYRE] and Marsha McINTYRE, of Elkhart, Ind.
The body has been removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, September 5, 1946

Myrtle Belle Foker
Mrs. Myrtle Belle FOKER, 63, of 650 East 8th street, this city, passed away Wednesday in St. Joseph, Mo., where Mrs. Foker and her husband were enroute with the Miller Bros. circus, for the summer and fall seasons. Mr. Foker is employed as a tentman and the couple has made similar tours with the shows for the past several years. The deceased, who had resided in Rochester for the past 18 years has a number of friends in both Fulton and Miami counties.
Myrtle Belle [FIELDS] was born May 11, 1883 at Macy, Ind., the daughter of William L. and Hester FIELDS. Her first marriage was to John FLITCRAFT and to this union several children were born. Later in life she was united in marriage with Elda G. FOKER, of this city. Mrs. Foker was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband, and the following children by her first marriage: Mrs. Bernice DYE, Mrs. Irene BENNETT, both of Peru; Mrs. Ester HERLIHY, of Chicago; Kenneth FLITCRAFT, of Peru; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Charles [FIELDS] and Oscar FIELDS, both of South Bend; Kary FIELDS, of Rochester and a niece, Miss Nora WALTERS of this city.
The body will arrive tonight 6:30 over the Erie R.R. and be taken to the Foster funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Ella McCarter
Funeral services for Mrs. Harley McCARTER will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Joseph Catholic church, with the Rev. Father Chas. SCHOLL in charge. The rosary will be said at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 8:30 o'clock this evening. Interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Vernon Porter
Word has been received here of the death of Vernon PORTER, 61-year-old former Rochester resident, who died late last week at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was born and reared here, the son of Frank and Hannah PORTER, and had lived in Grand Rapids for the past 35 years. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Voris LOWE of Rochester; two brothers, Marion [PORTER] of Rochester and Walter [PORTER] of Sparta, Mich. Three sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Grand Rapids.

Friday, September 6, 1946

Mytle B. Foker
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle B. FOKER, well known Rochester resident who died in St. Joseph, Mo., Wednesday, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the Drake funeral home, Peru. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The body will be taken from the local Foster funeral home to the Drake funeral home at noon Saturday.

Saturday, September 7, 1946

[no obits]

Monday, September 9, 1946

George Heer
George HEER, 58, Lakeville, former resident of this city, died yesterday in the St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, after an illness of five months of a kidney ailment. He was a brick mason by trade.
Surviving are his widow, Inez MADARY, native of Rochester, to whom he was married Sept. 30, 1928; two daughters; three grandchildren; father, George HEER, Sr., of Jersey City, N.J.; two brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services were held this afternoon in South Bend. Burial was in St. Joseph Memorial Park at South Bend.

William J. Nichols
Funeral services for William J. NICHOLS, 79, will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fulton United Brethren church with the Rev. Stacey SHAW of Lafayette officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
The retired farmer died at 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening at the Woodlawn hospital in Rochester.
Born near Spencer, Ind., Nov. 12, 1866, he was the son of William and Sarah NICHOLS. At an early age he moved to Kansas with his parents where he married Ella CONN on June 8, 1893. They came to Fulton to live where they have resided since. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. R. D. SMITH of Rich Valley, Ind.; and two grandsons. Two sons preceded him in death.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Marjorie Capes
The tiny voice of a boy baby, nestled in an incubator in Memorial hospital, South Bend, gave forth eloquent testimony Saturday night to a marvel of modern surgical science--and tribute to the loving determination of his mother who strove against great odds to live so that he also might live.
The baby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. CAPES, of 401 East Fairview avenue. He drew his first breat exactly four minutes after his mother, Marjorie [CAPES], had passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
The mother died, according to conclusions reached by the hospital staff following a post mortem examination, because of "a progressive spinal paralysis which finally affected her heart and weakened it, resulting in death which was inevitable irrespective of her pregnancy."
Mrs. Capes was admitted to the hospital on May 13 in the course of an illness which had begun some months before. She quickly won unusual affection in the hearts of the nursing staff and in the minds of the numerous physicians who took an interest in her case.
Her son was born by means of a post mortem Casaerian section performed by Dr. William E. MORRIS, a former marine corps doctor who is now serving a residency in the hospital. His quick and effective action, taken after a brief telephone conversation with the attending physician, prompted high praise from his fellow staff members who said that such success is rare and that they recall only two similar cases in St. Joseph county during the last 25 years.
Mrs. Capes was born in Monterey, Ind., Feb. 14, 1920, and lived most of her life in South Bend. She was married to Mr. Capes in 1942. Besides sher husband, she leaves a daughter, Stephanie [CAPES], at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ZELLERS, South Bend, and a sister, Wilma ZELLERS, South Bend.

Tuesday, September 10, 1946 to Friday, September 13, 1946

[no obits]

Saturday, September 14, 1946

Bertha Marie Altheide
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Full Gospel tabernacle in Plymouth for Miss Bertha Marie ALTHEIDE, 44, former Fulton county resident who died Wednesday night in the home of her brother, Louis ALTHEIDE in Plymouth.
Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery, west of Rochester.
The deceased was born in Fulton county on Dec. 12, 1901, and moved from this community to Plymouth ten years ago.
Surviving are the brother, in whose home she died, and two half-brothers, Charles ALTHEIDE, South Bend and Henry ALTHEIDE, South Bend.

Monday, September 16, 1946

Etta Matilda Hampel
Mrs. Etta Matilda HAMPEL, 75-year-old Monterey resident, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Effie SLONAKER, in Plymouth, at 1:50 o'clock this morning.
She had been ill for the past year and had resided at her daughter's home for the last eight weeks.
Survivors include the husband, John HAMPEL; one daughter, Mrs. Effie SLONAKER of Plymouth; one son, Joe E. WENTZEL of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Anna LEWIS of Monterey; three brothers, Isaac OVERMYER of Winamac, Lincoln [OVERMYER] and Schuyler OVERMYER of Bruce Lake; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Monterey Methodist church with the Rev. M. BURGETT of Lakeville and the Rev. Stanley HALL of Leiters Ford officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The body is at the Easterday funeral home, Culver, until Tuesday when it will be taken to the residence in Monterey.

Gladys L. Kindig
Mrs. Gladys L. KINDIG, 55-year-old resident of near Akron, died at six o'clock Saturday evening at her home. Death resulted from both a heart condition and injuries sustained Aug. 30 when she received a brain concussion following a two-car collision at a blind corner intersection two miles north of Akron.
The auto crash took place when Mrs. Kindig and her daughter, Clarice, an employee of the Topps Garment factory, Rochester, ran into a car driven by Glen E. MISCHELEN, 16, of Akron. He was accompanied by Tom HAYDEN, also a 16-year-old Akron youth.
Mrs. Kindig's daughter received a fractured left leg as a result of the collision. Neither of the Akron boys were hurt.
Following the crash, both Kindigs were taken to Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Kindig was released on Sept. 7.
The deceased was born in Bunker Hill on Jan. 2, 1891, the daughter of Thomas and Emma KNIGHT. In 1910 she was united in marriage to Lee KINDIG, who survives.
Other survivors also include one son, Dalton [KINDIG], of Akron; two daughters, Clarice [KINDIG], at the Kindig residence three miles northwest of Akron, and Mrs. Rex RHODES of Athens; one brother, Clyde KNIGHT, of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie COLEMAN of Bunker Hill and Mrs. Clarice HESSONG of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Bunker Hill cemetery. The body was taken from the Moyer funeral home, Akron, this morning to the home of Mrs. Rex Rhodes, Athens, where it will remain until the hour of the funeral.

Linda Powers
Funeral services for Linda POWERS, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John POWERS, Argos, were held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos.
The child was born Wednesday in the Henry county hospital, New Castle, and died Saturday evening at six o'clock. Survivors include the parents, John and Glea POWERS, and the maternal grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Ernest TREBER. Rev. Treber is pastor of the Argos Christian church. Burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Jennie Nagle
Mrs. Jennie NAGLE, 87, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Laketon after an illness of several months. She was born Sept. 17, 1858, the daughter of Henry and Margaret OGDEN. Survivors include two sons, L. O. WESTENBERGER of Laketon and Dr. Harry NAGLE of Indianapolis. Funeral rites will be Tuesday morning at ten o'clock in the Westenberger home, Laketon, with the Rev. H. STEEL in charge. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.

Tuesday, September 17, 1946

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 18, 1946

Meria Aritemisia Bixler
Mrs. Meria Aritemisia BIXLER, 88-year-old former Argos and Plymouth resident, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray BALL, in Springfield, Ohio, shortly after noon Tuesday, Death resulted from complications.
Mrs. Bixler was born near Argos and lived for many years in that area. Her husband, John [BIXLER], died in 1932 Three daughters survive.
The body will arrive in Plymouth tomorrow and will then be taken to the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Thomas LUKE, of Argos Methodist curch, will officiate at the final rites.

Thursday, September 19, 1946

[no obits]

Friday, September 20, 1946

Minnie May Curtis
Mrs. Minnie May CURTIS, 73, died at 4:20 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Woodlawn hospital, after an illness of two years.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, she made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Herd, near Kewanna.
Born June 30, 1873, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Zeph and Jennie BEALL. She was a member of the United Brethren church at Prairie Grove. Her husband, Mahlon CURTIS, and four children preceded her in death.
Surviving children are: Myrtle May HERD, of near Kewanna; Nora Belle ROBBINS, Jennie CLAY, George [CURTIS] and Ralph CURTIS, all of Rochester; Warren [CURTIS], Chicago. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Laura MORRAL of Marion, Ohio and a brother, J. W. BEALL, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call. Services will be Sunday at 2 o'clock at the funeral home in Rochester with the Reverend CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Clyde Decker
Mrs. Raymond GOSS has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Clyde DECKER, of Milford, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Goss will go to Milford Saturday to attend the funeral.

Saturday, September 21, 1946

John Wesley Tatman
John Wesley TATMAN, 96, died at three o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Byron SMITH, 302 West 11th street, where he had been residing for the past 26 years. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Tatman had been in failing health since May, and his condition was reported as having been serious since Monday.
The deceased was born May 29, 1850, near Cincinnati, the son of Sanford and Lucy (LEMMING) TATMAN. On Dec. 24, 1874, he was united in marriage with Malissa RICHARDSON. He was a retired farmer, having owned a farm in the Mt. Zion neighborood.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Smith; two sons, A. R. TATMAN of Farmington, N.M., and O. T. TATMAN of Cloverdale, Ore.; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services aren't definite but they will probably be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS [officiating, and burial at] the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Tatman will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, September 23, 1946

Lulu May Paul
Mrs. Lulu May PAUL, former Macy resident, passed away at 11 o'clock Saturday night at her home in Gilead, following an illness of two and a half years duration. Mrs. Paul had many friends through both Fulton and Miami counties.
Lulu May [BLACK], daughter of Frank and Emma BLACK, was born at Talma on July 6, 1887, and on Feb. 21, 1907, she was united in marriage with William Verl PAUL at Macy. Mrs. Paul was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Methodist church at Gilead.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Walter MYERS of Chili; a son, Orville PAUL, of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel SNAPP and Mrs. Blanche WAGONER of Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Gilead Methodist curch with Rev. CARLBAGH of Gilead and Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of Denver in charge. Burial was made in the Chili cemetery.

John Wesley Tatman
Funeral rites for John Wesley TATMAN, 96, were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Frank BRIGGS, of the Rochester Methodist church, officiated and interment was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Jacob Kreighbaum
Jacob KREIGHBAUM, 76, passed away Sunday afternoon at the I.O.O.F. home at Greensburg, Ind. The deceased, who was formerly a farmer residing west of Argos, had been in ill health for several years.
Mr. Kreighbaum was born on a farm west of Argos on April 1, 1870. The parents were Edwin and Mary KREIGHBAUM. The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Tillie HOBART, Francis KREIGHBAUM and Mrs. Clarence BAIR, all of Culver; Miss Effie KREIGHBAUM of South Bend and Fred KREIGHBAM of Elburn, Ill.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ernest TREBER of Argos will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Poplar Grove Methodist church, west of Argos. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The Maxinkuckee IOOF will assist in the rites.
The body lies in state at the Umbaugh funeral home where friends may call up until 1 p.m. Tuesday. It will then be removed to the Poplar Grove church.

Tuesday, September 24, 1946

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 25, 1946

Nancy F. Smith
Mrs. Nancy F. SMITH, 86, 1020 Clover street, South Bend, former resident of Akron and Athens and the mother of Dell C. SMITH, 516 West Third street, Rochester, died at 11 o'clock Tuesday night in the home of her son, John, in South Bend. Death followed a month's illness.
She was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, June 18,1859, and moved to South Bend from Athens one year ago. She was the widow of Albert SMITH who died 28 years ago.
Mrs. Smith leaves four sons: R. Edward [SMITH] and John [SMITH] of South Bend, Curtis [SMITH], of Granger and Dell [SMITH] of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Fay PICK, New York, N.Y.; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ella RAY, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Perry COPELAND, Logansport, Mrs. Mary PHILLIPS, Boston, Mass.
Friends will be received in the Hollis Funeral Home in South Bend from this afternoon until the funeral there at 1:00 p.m. Thursday.
Rev. Merl KENNEDY of the Ridgedale Presbyterian church of South Bend will officiate. Burial will be in Mentone, Ind.

Anna Eschenbrenner
Mrs. Anna ESCHENBRENNER of Morris, Ind., passed away this morning at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell BAIN, North Shore drive, Lake Manitou. Mrs. Eschenbrenner, who had been a resident of Morris for a long number of years, was 82 years old.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Bain; two sons, Charles [ESCHENBRENNER] and George [ESCHENBRENNER], of Indianapolis; one grandson, George L. ESCHENBRENNER; a niece, Carole MILLER, and a brother, John NOLL.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the John F. Reynolds mortuary, 1415 Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis.

Anna A. Agnew,
Oscar T. LeFever and
Stacy LeFever

Graveside rites for three former Fulton county residents who passed away in California were held Tuesday afternoon at the Winamac cemetery, Rev. Robert J. CROSBY officiating.
The three persons and the dates they passed away are as follows: Mrs. Anna A. AGNEW, December, 1945; Oscar T. LeFEVER, September 27, 1945, and Stacy LeFEVER, February, 1943.

Mrs. H. A. Cook
Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. H. A. COOK, 59, which occurred at her home in Elkhart, Ind., at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Cook was a former resident of Henry township.
A complete obituary will be carried in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, September 26, 1946

Maggie Cook
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie COOK, who passed away Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at her home in Elkhart will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the White funeral home in Elkhart. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Rice Field cemetery at Elkhart.
Mrs. Cook was born on Feb. 5, 1887, at Fulton, Ky., and resided in that state and in Tennessee until she was married to H. A. COOK on Jan. 30, 1905, in a ceremony held at Mayfield, Ky. The Cooks soon afterward moved into Indiana and resided in Henry township for a period of 16 years.
Survivors are her husband, four sons and two daughters, namely, Mrs. Naomi WHITCOMB of this city Kenneth A. COOK of Elkhart, Quentin Randolph COOK of Mishawaka, Robert N. COOK, Kermit COOK and Mrs. Mary ZINGREBE, all of Fort Wayne; two sisters and a brother, Chester GOLDMAN of Idaho, Mrs. Bertie GUNTER of Elkhart and Katherine [GOLDMAN] of Kentucky; four grandchildren, Robert and Larry Ann WHITCOMB of this city and Bennie and Maurice COOK of Mishawaka.
The body lies in state at the Cook home, 1229 Edwardsburg avenue, Elkhart, where friends may call up until the hour of the rites.

Charles B. Hiatt
Dr. Charles B. HIATT, prominent Kewanna veterinarian, died at 6:30 Wednesday evening in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past month. He was 68 years old.
Dr. Hiatt was born Nov. 4, 1877, near Pendleton, Ind., the son of Branson and Louise HIATT. He was united in marriage to Effie PRITCHARD some 47 years ago and he and his wife with their family have resided in Kewanna for the past 35 years.
The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and the Masonic order.
Survivors include the wife; his mother; one daughter, Mrs. Nada HENNING of Kewanna; a son, Paul HIATT of North Liberty; five grandchildren (two of the grandsons are serving with the armed forces overseas); two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary STONER of Pendleton.
The body has been taken to Kewanna by the Harrison funeral home and services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock (CST) in the Kewanna Baptist church with the Rev. D. D. STARKS officiating.
The body will then be taken to Pendleton and will lie in state at the Sloan funeral home there until Saturday afternoon when a short service will be held. Burial will be in the cemetery at Pendleton.

Friday, September 27, 1946

Edna Middaugh
Mrs. Edna MIDDAUGH, 49, died at her home in Walnut this morning at 4:40 o'clock. Death resulted from a stroke suffered Thursday evening.
The deceased was born in Nappanee on March 2, 1887, and had been a resident of Walnut for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Walnut Methodist church.
Survivors include the husband, Henry MIDDAUGH; four children, Mrs. Harry BRIGGS of Bourbon, Raymond MIDDAUGH of Argos, and Pauling [MIDDAUGH] and Mary Louise [MIDDAUGH] at home; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys HEPLER and Mrs. Wilma SECRIST of Nappanee.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Argos Christian church, with the Rev. SMELTZER of Huntertown in charge. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, until two o'clock Saturday.

Elmer Floyd Crain
Mrs. Walter CLEVENGER has received word of the death of Elmer Floyd CRAIN, 23, war veteran wo died from injuries he received in a truck-train crash in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 2. Mr. Crain passed away last Monday evening. He was the husband of Katherine HIATT CRAIN, who is a granddaghter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton ALDERFER. Mrs. Crain is also a niece of Mrs. Clevenger.

Saturday, September 28, 1946

[no obits]

Monday, September 30, 1946

Esther B. Cronin
Mrs. Esther B. CRONIN, mother of John CRONIN, died at her son's home on the south shores of Lake Manitou at 3:15 o'clock Sunday Morning. Mrs. Cronin, an apartment owner in Dayton, O., died of cancer after several years' of illness. Survivors other than her son here include another son, Thomas CRONIN, of Hartford City. Funeral services will be held in Hartford City

Tuesday, October 1, 1946.

Ella Louise Tippy
Mrs. Ella Louise (ROSS) TIPPY, lifelong county resident, and well known in this vicinity, died at three o'clock this morning in the Woodlawn hospital. Her residence was one-half mile south of Talma in Newcastle township.
Death was attributed to complications after a 20-year illness. She was 74 years old.
The deceased was born Sept. 9, 1872, in Rochester and was married here to Levi TIPPY, who survives. Her parents were David and Sarah ROSS and she was a member of the Talma Methodist church.
Survivors other than the husband include two sons, Robert [TIPPY] and Raymond [TIPPY], of Rochester; six grandchildren and one brother, Loy ROSS, of this city. Four brothers, two sisters and an infant son preceded Mrs. Tippy in death.
Funeral services will be held in the Foster Funeral home, Rochester, at one o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Donald KOONTZ presiding. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may pay their last respects until the hour of the funeral.

Wednesday, October 2, 1946

Lawrence E. Carvey
Lawrence E. CARVEY, 61, expired shortly before midnight Tuesday at his home on route 1, Macy, Ind. Death resulted from a heart attack.
Mr. Carvey owned and operated furniture stores at Peru and Plymouth for a number of years.
He was born Feb. 8, 1885, and graduated with the Plymouth H.S. with the class of 1905. On Sept. 1, 1914, he was united in marriage with Tressie LINKENHELT. Mr. Carvey was a member of the Plymouth Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Lawrence Palmer CARVEY, and a daughter, Nann CARVEY, at home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Carvey home, near Perrysburg, Ind., and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The body will be removed from the Johnson & Son funeral home, Plymouth, to the residence Friday morning where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

Elizabeth Hoge
Mrs. Elizabeth HOGE, 62, a resident of Fulton county for the past 21 years, died at the home of her son, Paul H. Hoge, in Columbia City, Monday. She had been in ill health for several years and death was attributed to a heart attack. She lived three miles northwest of Rochester, but had been at her son's residence for the past three months.
Born in New Knoxville, Ohio, on Nov. 22, 1883, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary SETTLAGE. She was married Aug. 22, 1905, to Lewis HOGE, who preceded her in death in 1929.
Survivors include four children: Harold HOGE of Rochester, Paul H. HOGE of Columbia City, Mrs. Sam R. SWIHART of Argos and Mrs. E. A. ZUNEPFE of Indianapolis. A son, Howard HOGE, was killed in action in France in August, 1944, and a daughter, Mary [HOGE], died in infancy. Mrs. Hoge is also survived by two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the residence on Thursday morning at ten o'clock with the Rev. C. G. HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Pilge Rule cemetery at New Knoxville, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon. The body will lie in state until the time of the funeral.

Thursday, October 3, 1946

William S. Easterday
William S. EASTERDAY, 83 years old, a Culver funeral director for 53 years, died Wednesday.
He was an active church worker and held township and school offices for several years.
Survivors include three daughters, Miss Bess EASTERDAY, Culver; Mrs. Clista FERRIER, Rushville, and Mrs. Daisy LOWRY, Madison, S.D.; two sons, William R. EASTERDAY, Culver, a partner in the funeral establishment, and Chester EASTERDAY, Logansport.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in the Emmanuel Evangelical church, Culver.

Friday, October 4, 1946

Louisa Zellers
Louisa "Aunt Lide" ZELLERS, Fulton county's oldest and beloved citizen, peacefully passed away at 9:30 o'clock this morning at her residence, Toner street, Kewanna. Mrs. Zellers was 100 years, six months and our days of age at the time of her death.
Two weeks ago "Aunt Lide" as she was more familiarly known to a legion of friends throughout this section of the state, suffered slight injuries in a fall while she was attending to light duties about her home and while no bones were fractured, the resultant shock was a contributing factor to her death. Prior to this final illness "Aunt Lide" had enjoyed unusually good health throughout practically all of her life.
Last March 26 she observed her 100th birthday at her home which is shared by her son, Henry ZELLERS. On this occasion "Aunt Lide" proved to be a most charming hostess and her hundreds of visitors were amazed at Mrs. Zellers' ability to remember many intresting happenings and dates of yesteryear. At that time "Aunt Lide" stated, "You know, I'm not ill in any way, but just old."
In reviewing the interesting history of her life it was learned that she has been a resident of Kewanna for over 75 years. She is the last member of a family of 15 children, six girls and nine boys born to John and Elizabeth (CURTNER) MOYERS. Her father was born in Pennsylvania and her mother was born in Tennessee. Both were of German descent. "Aunt Lide" was born on March 26, 1846, just north of Lake Bruce in Aubbeenaubbee township, Fulton county. Her parents, the Mohers, settled on a tract of land three miles north of Lake Bruce in the year of 1829, coming to that sparsely settled area from Carroll county, Indiana. During the Mohers residence in Carroll county, the father made his livelihood by operating a ferry across the Tippecanoe river. He helped in the early surveys in laying out additions for the town of Logansport.
In making the inspection trip for the location of his homestead in the Lake Bruce community the elder Mohers made the journey from Delphi up the Tippecanoe over to Leiters Ford.
In 1843, the Mohers received papers on an 80-acre tract of land and entered it as homesteaders and in the following years added to that tract until their farm consisted of 160 acres of land. During "Aunt Lide's" early childhood days in that community there were many Indians near the Moyers homestead. Wild animals were a menace to the farm animals and to children.
When questioned about the social affairs of those days by a press representative on her 100th birthday anniversary, Mrs. Zellers said about the only form of amusement was an occasional "apple gather" party in the community and following these the young folks would enjoy a "hop" with the music usually being furnished by the whistling of the late Sidney MOON and the young folks singing "I Wonder Where Marie's Going so Early in the Morning." And of course the young ladies wore fluffy, flounced, calico frocks, required from 11 to 13 yards of calico which in the early days of the Civil War cost 50c per yard. Those dresses were worn over of the most roomy dimensions.
When asked about the churches in those early days, "Aunt Lide" said they attended a Lutheran church at Leiters Ford usually walking the three miles barefoot and then before entering the church would put on their stockings and shoes. That saved shoe leather.
Medical facilities in those days were quite a problem. The nearest doctor was located at Lake Maxinkckee and for the Mohers to secure his services it meant a 15-mile ride on horse back by a member of the family, which required a days time. Of course home remedies were used for about ever form of disease.
Seventy-five years ago the Moyers moved into the town of Kewanna, which at that time was known as Pin Hook. The community later became known as Pleasant Grove and finally, Kewanna. At that time there were but a few small houses, and one general store. This store was situated where the local factory now operates, across the street from the P. J. Dwyer general store.
"Aunt Lide" in that interview stated she wove the first carpet that her mother ever had. Weaving those days was quite an industry. An expert weaver cold turn out about a yard and a half of finished carpet a day and for this labor the weaver received the sum of 25c per yard. Aunt Lide still has the spinning wheel in her home that her mother used in the making of their clothes.
Mrs. Louisa ZELLERS, was born on March 26, 1846 on a farm north of Lake Bruce, Aubbeenaubbee township, Fulton county, Ind., the daughter of John and Elizabeth MOYER. (Later the Moyers changed their family name to that of MOYERS).
On November 7, 1867, Louisa Moyers was united in marriage with Samuel ZELLERS. Her husband preceded in death about 40 years ago. Seven sons were born to this union, two of whom passed away in infancy.
Mrs. Zellers was a member of the Seven Day Adventist church which she joined about 40 years ago. She was the last survivor of a family of 15 children.
Surviving her are five sons, Henry [ZELLERS] and William ZELLERS, of Kewanna; Enoch [ZELLERS] and Clarence ZELLERS, of South Bend, and Roy ZELLERS of Winamac, Ind. Two sons, Charles [ZELLERS] and Alfred [ZELLERS] died in infancy.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as this edition of The News-Sentinel went to press.

Saturday, October 5, 1946

Gus Habich, Sr.
Gus HABICH, Sr., well-known in Fulton county, died in the St. Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis, at 7:30 o'clock this morning. He was 77 years old.
The deceased has spent the past 40 summers in his home near the Germany bridge on the Tippecanoe river, nine miles northwest of Rochester. He spent his winters in Astor, Fla., and following his retirement from a sporting goods store he owned in Indianapolis some years ago, he journeyed back and forth between Florida and this county with the seasons.
Death resulted from an illness that had kept him an invalid since last March.
Survivors include two sons, Gus HABICH, Jr., a student at Purdue University, and Marvin HABICH of Indianapolis. More complete details will appear in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Louisa Zellers
Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa "Aunt Lide" ZELLERS will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.
Rev. AUSTER, pastor of the Seven Day Adventist church of Logansport, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Harrison home up until the hour of the rites where friends may call.

Elma Imhoff
Miss Elma IMHOFF, resident of Akron, died in the Memorial hospital, South Bend, at seven o'clock this morning. A more complete obituary and a report concerning the time and place of the funeral will appear in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Ida Viers
Mrs. Ida VIERS, 78, for many years a resident of this city, died at 8:45 o'clock this morning at the home of her sisters, Ada [LEONARD] and Effie LEONARD, of Warsaw, Ind. Her death resulted from pneumonia following a month's illness.
Mrs. Viers had resided at the corner of Jefferson and Ninth streets, this city, for a long number of years and only recently sold her property and went to make her home in Warsaw. She had a legion of friends throughout the county and was active in the religious and social affairs in this city.
Ida [LEONARD], daughter of Thomas and Mary (LOVE) LEONARD, was born in Fulton county on Oct. 27, 1867. On May 24, 1896, she was united in marriage with Clarence VIERS, who preceded her in death in 1938. Mr. Viers owned and operated a flour mill in this city for over a score of years. Mrs. Viers was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Rochester Woman's club and the Victoria Reading Circle.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite COPLEN of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Annabelle V. DOTY of Fort Wayne, Ind., a brother, Leroy LEONARD of Silver Lake, and three sisters, Mrs. Carrie MIDDLETON of Hayward, Calif. and Ada and Effie Leonard of Warsaw. Three grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Paul M. Bilby funeral home, Warsaw. Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS, pastor of the Rochester Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Rochester mausoleum. The body will lie in state at the Warsaw funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday until the hour of the services.

Monday, October 7, 1946

Elma Imhoff
Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Akron Methodist church for Miss Elma IMHOFF, 62, who died Saturday morning at Memorial hospital in South Bend after an illness of several months. Her death resulted from a heart ailment.
The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER, assisted by the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, officiated. Burial was made in the Chili cemetery.
Miss Imhoff was born near Chili on Dec. 23, 1882, the daughter of John and Ellen IMHOFF. For the past several years she has been living in South Bend; most of her life was spent in Akron.
Surviving are: two brothers, London IMHOFF, of Akron, and Fred IMHOFF, of Walton; two sisters, Mrs. Della KERCHER, Mentone, Ind., and Mrs. Amanda MURPHY, Akron.

Elberta Swihart
Mrs. Elberta SWIHART, a resident of Argos until the death of her husband in 1938, died Sunday morning in Hamilton, Ohio, it was learned here today. Death resulted from complications following a brief illness.
Survivors include one daughter, Miss Florence SWIHART, of Hamilton; three sons, Floyd [SWIHART] of Hamilton, Homer [SWIHART] of Buffalo, N.Y., and Wilson [SWIHART] of Leverdion, Va.; a brother and sister who live in the West, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Thomas LUKE officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

Effie Riley
Mrs. Effie RILEY, 62, died at 11:45 Saturday night at her home in Akron. Death resulted from carcinoma following a year's illness. She had been a resident of Akron throughout her entire life and had many friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county.
Mrs. Riley was born in Akron on August 24, 1884. Her parents were Warren and Mary Ellen HEETER. She was united in marriage with Lloyd RILEY Apr. 17, 1910 in a ceremony pronounced in Athens. Mrs. Riley was a member of the Athens United Brethren church.
Survivors are her husband; a son James RILEY, of Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Josephine ROE, of Akron; Mrs. Dora Jane BOOHER, of Lafayette; Miss Virginia RILEY, of Akron; two brothers, Hollis HEETER and Darwin HEETER, both of Akron; two grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Edith ADAMSON, of Plymoth, Mich.; Mrs. Elva HUTCHINSON and Mrs. Jennie RILEY, both of Athens.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Athens U. B. church. Reverends GRUBBS and R. A. FENSTERMACHER will officiate. Interment will be made in the Athens cemetery.
The body was removed from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron Sunday afternoon to her residence where friends may call up until noon Tuesday.

George Enyeart
George ENYEART, farmer residing northeast of Kewanna, passed away at noon today. Death resulted from pneumonia. He had been ill for a little over a month.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Cecil [ENYEART] of Grass Creek, Donald [ENYEART] and Vernal [ENYEART], both of Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Garnet BEAUCHANT of Winamac, Beulah [ENYEART] and Velma [ENYEART], at home, and several sisters and brothers.
A more detailed obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Gus Habich, Sr.
Funeral services for Gus HABICH, Sr., 77, who died in the St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis, Saturday morning, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Buchanan-Flannery mortuary in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery in that city. The deceased is well-known locally, having spent the past two score of summers at his home on the Tippecanoe river northwest of Rochester.

Tuesday, October 8, 1946

Ida M. Holiday
Mrs. Ida M. HOLIDAY, 72, died at her home four miles southwest of Fulton at 2:45 o'clock Monday afternoon after an eight weeks' illness.
Born September 4, 1874, in Wayne township, she was the daughter of Peter and Amanda MONTGOMERY. She was married April 28, 1901 to Daniel R. HOLIDAY, who survives.
Also surviving are a son and a daughter, Elmer [HOLIDAY] Wayne townsip, Edna [HOLIDAY], at home. One daughter, Effie [HOLIDAY], preceded her in death. Other survivors are five grandchildren; a brother, Henry MONTGOMERY, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Rose CODER, Royal Center.
She was a member of the Olive Branch U. B. church.
The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton to the residence this noon where friends may call.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2:30 o'clock at the Grass Creek U. B. church with the Reverend G. R. CHAMPLIN officiating, assisted by the Reverend Mrs. J. B. GLICK. Burial will be in Indian Creek cemetery.

Barney L. Perschbacher
Barney L. PERSCHBACHER, 73, lifelong resident of Rochester and Fulton county, died at 5:45 o'clock Monday evening at Woodlawn hospital. His death, which was attributed to complictions, followed a month's illness.
Mr. Perschbacher for many years served as bailiff for the Fulton county court and in that capacity he acquired a legion of friends throughout the county. In later years he was employed as janitor at the Presbyterian church and was also the caretaker of several residential properties in Rochester.
Barney L., son of Jacob and Mary (EIDSON PERSCHBACHER, was born Oct. 11, 1872, in Fulton county. In 1893, he was united in marriage with Maude EMERSON in a ceremony held in Tiosa. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.
Survivors are a son, Edwin PERSCHBACHER of Huntington, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Hildred REED of this city; a grandson, Richard YOUNG of Point Pleasant, W. Va.; a great-granddaugter, Patricia Ann YOUNG; three brothers, Ammon [PERSCHBACHER] of Marion, Ind., Ord [PERSCHBACHER] of North Manchester and Bert [PERSCHBACHER] of Upland, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Edith SEMPLE of Sacramento, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home with Rev. Chesley T. HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Foster home where friends may call.

Ruth Anderson Wright
Relatives in Akron have received word of the death of Mrs. Ruth ANDERSON WRIGHT, 37, of Mishawaka, who died in a clinic in Bluffton Sunday afternoon after a year's illness. She was a native of Akron.
Survivors are her husband, Merle O. WRIGHT, mother and five brothers. Funeral services will be held from the Bubb Chapel, Mishawaka, at 2 p.m. Wednesday followed by interment in the Fairview cemetery at Mishawaka.

Nora Hodel
Fred HODEL, commander of the LeRoy Shelton Post, American Legion, is in Wabash today where he attended funeral services for his mother, Mrs. Nora HODEL. Mrs. Hodel died at her home tere Saturday evening. She was the mother of ten children.

George A. Enyeart
Funeral services for George A. ENYEART, 57, who died at his farm home northeast of Kewanna Monday noon, will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Baptist church, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Wednesday, October 9, 1946

Jane E. Ball
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane [E.] BALL, 67, former resident of Akron, who died Monday in Omaha, Nebraska, will be held Thursday at 10 o'clock in the Moyer funeral home, Akron, with Reverend Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the [Akron] Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body has been returned to the funeral home at Akron where friends may call.
Born near Akron, September 11, 1859, she was the daughter of William and Eliza MEREDITH. She was married to John [M.] BALL, who preceded her in death.
Most of her life was spent in Akron, with the exception of the past few years when she lived in St. Louis, Mo., with her son. Survivors are the son, Homer [BALL], and five grandchildren.

Kizzie Gohn
Mrs. Kizzie GOHN, 83, died at 1:40 o'clock this afternoon at her home on route six in the Reiter area. Death resulted from complications after an illness of tree weeks. Known survivors include her daghtr, Miss Eva GOHN, with whom she resided, and a son, Ernest GOHN.

Mae Baldwin
Mrs. Mae BALDWIN, aged 53, died in the Woodlawn hospital at 1:15 o'clock this afternoon. She and her husband, O. E. BALDWIN, reside on a farm near Kewanna. A complete obituary of te deceased will appear in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Oscar B. Lahman
Funeral services for Oscar B. LAHMAN of Rensselaer, a native of Delong, were held Tuesday afternoon in Rensselaer followed by burial in the IOOF cemetery in that city. Mr. Lahman died early Sunday morning at his home in Rensselaer.
He was born June 20, 1870, near Delong, the son of Daniel and Sarah (YOUNG) LAHMAN. He was a brother of the late Simon P. LAHMAN of Monterey.
Survivors include the wife; one sister, Mrs. Emma SCHACT of Lincoln, Neb.; two nieces, Miss Trella HARTER of Rochester and Mrs. Arthur BRODBECK of South Bend, and five nephews.
He moved from Delong 30 years ago and took up farming near Rensselaer until his retirement seven years ago, at which time he moved into that city.

Thursday, October 10, 1946

Mr. Crumbacher
Otis and Miss Trella HARTER of this city have just received word of the death of their cousin, Mr. CRUMBACHER, 50, which occurred Sunday at his home in North Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were held in Lima, Tuesday.

Alice Mae Baldwin
Mrs. Alice Mae BALDWIN, 53, a resident of Kewanna community for several years, died at Woodlawn hospital at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday from a heart attack suffered earlier in the day. She had been in ill health for several weeks. For the past few years Mrs. Baldwin resided on a farm four miles west of this city.
Mrs. Baldwin was born near Buffalo, Sept. 1 6, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi REAM. She was a member of the Community church at Bruce Lake Station.
Survivors are the husband, Ollie [BALDWIN]; the children, Delbert ZELLERS of Osceola, Ind.; Mrs. Dorothy FORKER of Logansport; Mrs. Geraldine WHITE of Knox; Oscar ZELLERS of South Bend; Elmer [BALDWIN] and Martha BALDWIN at home; Hugh BALDWIN of route 4, Rochester; Mrs. Ruby CRABB of Kewanna, and Mrs. Goldie STUMP of Elkhart; 18 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie JESTER of Bippus, Ind., and Mrs. Effie BAER of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Community church at Bruce Lake Station with Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be in Greenland cemetery near Lake Bruce. The body will be removed from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna to the residence Friday morning.

Kizzie Gohn
Mrs. Kizzie GOHN, 83, died Wednesday afternoon in her home, 4 1/2 miles southwest of Rochester. Death was due to complications and she had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
Mrs. Gohn was born in Lafayette Aug. 24, 1863, the daughter of Elias and Elizabeth DRISCOLL and in October, 1889, in Oakwood, Ill., she was married to Jacob Charles GOHN. Mrs. Gohn had been a resident of Fulton county for 48 years, coming here from Danville, Ill. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Eva [GOHN], at home; a son, Ernest [GOHN], Twelve Mile; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Four grandsons, M. Duane, Robert Lloyd, Charles E., Jr. and Russell Eugene GOHN, are all in military service. Her husband and three sons preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the Methodist church with Rev. F. R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body was returned to the residence today.

Friday, October 11, 1946

Nellie Galbreth Overmyer
Mrs. Nellie (GALBRETH) OVERMYER, who was born and reared near Argos and lived in the Burton community west of Rochester until the death of her husband, Glen OVERMYER, some 10 years ago, died this morning in Indianapolis. She resided there with her brother, William GALBRETH, the lone survivor. Burial and short services will be held at the Rochester IOOF cemetery Monday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock.

Saturday, October 12, 1946

Nora Deck Robinson
Mrs. Nora DECK ROBINSON, 60, life long resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, died at 1:30 a.m. today at her home in Delong. Death resulted from complications following a year's illness. Mrs. Robinson had a host of friends throughout the western sections of the county.
Nora [DECK], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DECK, was born in Aubbeenaubbee township on August 10, 1885. She was united in marriage with L. A. ROBINSON on October 19, 1904. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Delong Methodist church.
Survivors are her husband, four daughers, Mrs. Gerald FEECE of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Everett MERHLEY, of Kewanna; Misses Avanelle [ROBINSON] and Madonna ROBINSON, both of South Bend; two sons, Letcher [ROBINSON] of Indianapolis; William [ROBINSON] of Leiters Ford; 12 grandchildren and several other relatives.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. STANLEY will be conducted at the Robinson residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Easterday funeral home, Culver, to the residence Sunday noon, where friends may call.

Cora Elverta Dennie
Mrs. Cora Elverta DENNIE, who resided one mile north of Rochester on U.S. Highway 31, died at 2 o'clock this morning at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Arthur PARKHURST, three miles southwest of Argos. Death resulted to the 71-year-old woman from complications after an illness of five months.
The deceased was born Sept. 16, 1876, near South Whitley, the daughter of Scott and Ella POLAND. She was married to Jay DENNIE in 1897 and he died in 1940. Mrs. Dennie resided near Argos most of her life, moving north of Rochester six years ago.
She was a member of the Argos Advent Church of God.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ruth PARKHURST of Argos, Mrs. Dorothy McCALL of Rochester, Mrs. Daisy SHAW of Kewanna, Mrs. Nellie PEARSON of Walkerton and Mrs. Orpha FISCHOFF of New York City; four sons, Chancie DENNIE of Argos, John DENNIE of Rochester, Otis GABLE of Berndale, Wash., and Hugh GABLE of Laketon; four sisters, Mrs. Ross SCOTT of Mentone, Mrs. Carl MEESE of Laketon and Mrs. Ora COLAND and Mrs. Dora LYAS, both of North Manchester, and three brothers, Newton POLAND of Fort Wayne, Charles POLAND of Lima, Ohio and Thomas POLAND of Sidney, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Argos Church of God with the Rev. Kenneth LONG of the Walnut Church of the Brethren officiating, assisted by Dr. C. C. MAPLE of the Argos Church of God. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body has been taken to the Grossman funeral home where friends may call until 2 o'clock, Sunday, at which time it will be removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Parkhurst, until the hour of the funeral.

Monday, October 14, 1946

Dr. A. J. Nellans
Word has been received here by friends of the death of Dr. A. J. NELLANS, which occurred 11 a.m. in a Cincinnati O. hospital, Sunday.
Dr. Nellans was a former resident of this city. A more detailed report concerning the obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Mrs. H. C. Gaige
Mrs. Howard TOBEY, of this city, has just received news of the death of Mrs. H. C. GAIGE, which occurred in East Lansing, Mich., on Sept. 15. Rev. and Mrs. Gaige were former residents of this city where Reverend Gaige was the pastor of the Presbyterian church from 1918 to 1921.

Richard Allen Riffle
Funeral services for Richard Allen RIFFLE, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry RIFFLE, of route five, Rochester, will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Riffle residence with Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Rochester Baptist church officiating.
The Riffle child was killed instantly Saturday morning at 11 o'clock when he was struck by a car driven by Benjamin McCUEN, 54, of route two, Warsaw.
The accident occurred near the child's home, eight miles northeast of Rochester on road 25 near Talma.
Young Richard was standing with an older broter, 14-year-old Byron, watching their father near the barn on the east side of the road when the elder brother decided to cross the road. McCuen said he saw the older boy but failed to see the younger one as he darted out in front of the car. The child was struck by the right front fender and right hub cap, suffering a broken neck and crushed chest.
Dr. Dean K. STINSON, physician and coroner, was called.
Sheriff Frank SUMMERS, State troopers Estel BEMENDERFER, of here and Paul DOHERTY of Wabash, and Game Warden Paul WHITCOMB after investigation, did not hold the driver. McCuen was driving a bunch of Boy Scouts to Turkey Run for an outing. Unnerved by the tragedy, they returned home.
The child was born in Fulton county, April 6, 1943, son of Henry and Alice RIFFLE. Survivors are the parnts; three sisters and three brothers, Lillian, Shirley Ann, Audrey Jean, Eugene, Byron and Walter [RIFFLE] at home; and grandparents in Missouri and Michigan.
Burial for the child will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Body lies in state at the Riffle residence.

Tuesday, October 15, 1946

Monroe M. Mitschelen
Monroe M. MITSCHELEN, 56, farmer residing a half-mile south of Akron, died at 3:10 o'clock Monday afternoon at his home following a four-day illness from coronary thrombosis. Mr. Mitschelen had been a resident of Henry township for over 14 years, moving there from Syracuse, Ind.
Monroe Oliver [MITSCHELEN], son of Levi and Catherine MITSCHELEN, was born near Goshen, Ind., on May 12, 1890. On Dec. 13, 1915, he was married in a ceremony pronounced at Merimack, Wis. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Glyde M. MITCHELEN; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel WHITE of Akron and Mrs. Nida Ruth SINK of Nappanee; three sons, Wilyard [MITSCHELEN] of Nappanee, Wilbur [MITSCHELEN] and Glen [MITSCHELEN] at home; five grandchildren; six sixters, Mrs. Matilda OBERHALT of Elkhart, Mrs. Anna MAGUIRE of Anderson, Mrs. Olla MILLER of Goshen, Mrs Rose CALDWELL of Goshen, Mrs. Dora BAILEY of Chicago, Mrs. Mary LEWELLEN of Goshen, and four brothers, John [MITSCHELEN] of Goshen, Levi [MITSCHELEN] of Brunson, Mich., Jacob [MITSCHELEN] of North Liberty and George [MITSCHELEN] of Nappanee.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Akron Church of God. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was removed from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, to the residence Tuesday afternoon where it will lie in state until the hour of the rites.

Wednesday, October 16, 1946

Delbert "Del" Smith
Funeral services for Delbert "Del" SMITH, former Rochester resident, were held in Chicago this afternoon and interment was made in the Mount Hope cemetery, in that city.
Mr. Smith, who was a brother of the late Omar B. SMITH of this city, left Rochester about 35 years ago to make his home in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Smith made many visits to Rochester where they have many friends among the older residents.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary L. SMITH and two daughters, Mrs. Mabel L. WELLS and Mrs. Marjorie E. SMALLMAN. Percy SMITH of this city is a nephew.
Those attending the services from here were Percy Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Robert KEIM and Mr. and Mrs. V. L. BARKER.

Thursday, October 17, 1946

Gerald Emerson Long
Gerald Emerson LONG, two-day-old son of the Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth LONG, died today in Woodlawn hospital.
Sevices will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. A. F. MORRIS of South Whitley officiating. Burial will be at the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
Survivors, other than the parents, include two sisters, Alice [LONG] and Anne [LONG]; one brother, Joe [LONG]; the paternal grandparnts, Mr. and Mrs. Ira LONG of North Liberty, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis GANNS of Yakima, Wash.

Vera C. Snyder
Services for Miss Vera C. SNYDER, 29, who died yesterday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth SNYDER, of near Argos, will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church officiating.
Miss Snyder, who was born Aug. 14, 1917, was a lifelong resident of Argos. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving her, besides her parents, are two sisters, Marjorie [SNYDER] and Mary Ruth [SNYDER], and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Newton CLEVENGER, of Plymouth

Friday, October 18, 1946

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Saturday, October 19, 1946

Catherine Nelson
Mrs. Catherine NELSON, 66, a life long resident of Kewanna, died at her home at 8 o'clock this morning after being seriously ill for several weeks. She had been in poor health for 12 years.
Mrs. Nelson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harvey BARNETT of Kewanna, was born Feb. 22, 1880.
The body will be taken from the Harrison Funeral Home to the Nelson home where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. R. G. STRONG, pastor of the Kewanna Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Barnett Cemetery south of Kewanna.
She is survived by her husband, Woodson NELSON; a son, Philip [NELSON], and a daughter, Mrs. Lillian INGRAM of Kewanna; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine [TROUTMAN], and Mrs. Ruth SMITH of Kewanna, Mrs. Bessie [SCHIRM] of South Bend, and Mrs. Canda ZELLERS of Mishawaka; one brother, John BARNETT; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Monday, October 21, 1946

Harry L. Brower
Harry L. BROWER, 65, well-known citizen died at his home 217 West 4th street, this city at 9:40 a.m. today. Death was attributed to a heart attack which was suffered an hour or so earlier while Mr. Brower was at his work at the Nickel Plate R.R station.
The stricken man was taken to his home where he expired soon afterward. He had been in failing health for the past three years, however at no time had his condition been regarded as precarious and his sudden passing was a severe shock to his family and friends.
Mr. Brower had been manager of the Nickel Plate R.R. station here since 1916 and for three years prior to his taking over managerial duties he was employed as a telegrapher and freight clerk at the local station.
Harry L., son of Louis K. and Kate (ENGLISH) BROWER was born at Beaver Dam, Wis., on Sept. 19, 1881. He came to Rochester with his parents when but six weeks of age where he has since resided. On January 1, 1902 he was united in marriage with Georgia SHEETS, of this city. Mr. Brower was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church, the Masonic Order and the Order of Railroad Telegraphers.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Donald [BROWER], of this city; Frederick [BROWER], Anderson, Ind., and a daughter, Mrs. Dale [Medrith] WELTY, this city.
The body has been moved to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Laura Belle Davidson
Mrs. Laura Belle DAVIDSON, 59, wife of Thomas DAVIDSON, of Leiters Ford, died yesterday at 2 a.m. in the Woodlawn hospital after being seriously ill for three weeks.
Mrs. Davidson, a lifelong resident of Fulton County was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus McINTIRE and was born January 1, 1887. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the W.S.C.S., and the Economics club.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the home with Rev. Stanley HALL, pastor of the Methodist church in Leiters Ford, officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body was removed this morning from the Foster Funeral Home to the Davidson home.
Other survivors, besides the husband, include five daughters, Mrs. Gertrude PONTIUS, Mrs. Margaret DIVILBLISS, and Mrs. Lucille Van PELT, Dayton, Mrs. Frances WOODFORD, Beling, W. Va., and Mrs. Maude BAILEY, of South Bend; three sons, Frank [DAVIDSON] and John [DAVIDSON] of Terre Haute, and Paul [DAVIDSON] of Rochester.

Glen I. Keel
Indianapolis, Oct. 21 (INS) - Funeral services for Glen I. KEEL, 47, will be held in Indianapolis bt the time has not been set. Burial will be in Peru Wednesday.
Mr. Keel, who died Sunday at Kenmore, N.Y., where he had been a radio news editor for station WBEM nearly two years, was a newscaster on Muncie and Indianapolis stations for many years.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen KEEL; a son, Joseph K. KEEL of Buffalo, N.Y.
The mother, Mrs. C. G. PATTON, of Rochester, Ind., and a brother, Rev. W. KEEL of Indianapolis survive.
Mr. Keel was born on a farm near Wagoners Station, southeast of this city, and has many friends in that section of the county. Mrs. Patton, his mother, resides at Wolfe's Point, Lake Manitou.
It was learned today that Mr. Keel at one time was in business here in Rochester. At that time he was engaged in screened process printing work [Keelarts Company - WCT] and his offices were located in the Moore Bros. building. Later Mr. Keel moved the plant to Indianapolis.

Tuesday, October 22, 1946

Delilah Mast
Mrs. Delilah MAST, 72, died at 3:30 a.m. today at her home five miles southeast of Argos. She had been in ill health for the past two years. Mrs. Mast had many friends in vicinity of Argos and Culver.
Mrs. Mast was born in Ohio on Nov. 27, 1873 and had resided in or near Argos for over a score of years. Her parents were Joseph and Rebecca (SWIGART) ULRICK.
Survivors are her husband; four sons, A. E. ALDERFER, Culver; Ferd ALDERFER, South Bend; Clayton ALDERFER, Knox; Jennings B. ALDERFER, Plymouth; five daughters, Miss Ruth ALDERFER, Culver, Mrs. Ella GULF, South Bend, Mrs. Lodema SHIDAKER, South Bend, Mrs. Flossie LOSEY, Noblesville, Mrs. Ida SMITH, Bourbon and a step-daughter, Georgia MAST, at home.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Thomas LUKE, of the Argos Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery.

Edith Chamberlain
Word was received by local relatives of the death of Mrs. Edith CHAMBERLAIN which occurred at noon today in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis. Her death was caused by malnutrition following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Chamberlain, who had made her home in Rochester since last May, was removed to the Indianapolis hospital last Wednesday from the Ewing nursing home, where she had been residing for the past few months.
For several years Mrs. Chamberlain and her husband, Frank CHAMBERLAIN, resided at Manila, P.I., and they were taken prisoners when Manila was captured by the Japs. They were held in the Santa Tomas University prison camp until liberated by the U. S. forces. Mr. Chamberlain was so weak at the time they were given their freedom that he passed away a short time later, on April 29, 1945.
Mrs. Chamberlain returned to the States soon afterward and upon her release from the U. S. Marine hospital, San Francisco, she returned to make her home in this city.
Edith [RUSSELL], daughter of Lee and May COPELAND RUSSELL, was born in Creston, Iowa on Dec. 1, 1875. She was married to Frank Chamberlain on Dec. 29, 1917.
Surviving is an aunt, Mrs. Omar SMITH of Miami, Fla., and several nieces and nephews including Percy SMITH and Ruth [COPELAND] and Arthur COPELAND of this city.
The body is being returned to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home here and funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel. Burial will be made in the Chamberlain lot in the Atlanta, Ga., cemetery.

Clara Bastow Bradford
Mrs. Lewis [Clara] BRADFORD, 54, of Avon, Ind., a resident of Rochester most of her life, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, where she was taken Sunday after an extended illness.
Mrs. Bradford, whose husband is a minister of the Avon Methodist church, was the former Clara BASTOW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. BASTOW, of this city. She was a member of the Rochester Baptist church before moving to Avon about five years ago.
Surviving besides the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Conrad AHLSTROM of Rochester and Mrs. Ray MARSHMAN of Mishawaka, a brother, Francis BASTOW of Chicago and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira BASTOW, of this city.
The body will be brought to Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Wednesday, where it will lie in state until the funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist church. The Rev. Claud McCLURE of Crawfordsville will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Burl HORN of Greencastle. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Harry L. Brower
Funeral services for Harry L. BROWER will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at his home 217 West Fourth street. Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL, of the Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the residence late this afternoon.

Wednesday, October 23, 1946

Edith Chamberlain
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith CHAMBERLAIN, who died in Indianapolis, Tuesday will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS, minister of the Rochester Methodist church, will be in charge of the rites.
The body will then be removed to the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis for cremation and the ashes will be committed to the Chamberlain lots in the Atlanta, Ga. cemetery.

Marcia Foglesong Karn
Mr. and Mrs. Robert SHAFER today received a telegram apprising them of the death of Mrs. Daniel Earl [Marcia] KARN which occurred at 1030 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Jackson, Mich. Mrs. Karn, nee Marcia FOGLESONG, was a former resident of this city and left here about 20 years ago.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry FOGLESONG and was a member of the Rochester high school graduating class of 1912. While in Rochester, the Foglesongs resided on the northwest corner of Monroe and East 14th streets for several years. In recent years Mr. and Mrs. Karn have beren residents of Jackson, Mich, where he is a high official of the Michigan Consumers Power & Electric Co.
Survivors are her husband, a son, Harry Daniel KARN, and a daughter, Marcia [KARN], Detroit. Her parents preceded her in death while residents of Winamac, where they owned and operated the Frain hotel. Two brothers, Harry [FOGLESONG] and Fred FOGLESONG, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services are to be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Wetherby funeral home in Jackson.

Clara Bastow Bradford
The Rev. Harry BAILEY, pastor of the Baptist church, will assist in funeral services at the church at 2 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Lewis BRADFORD. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until time of the services.

Thursday, October 24, 1946

John C. Miller
Dr. John C. MILLER, 33, Fort Wayne dentist formerly of Argos, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne, following an operation at St. Joseph's hospital Friday.
Dr. Miller, who served three years as a first lieutenant in the Eighth Service command, was born in Illinois, Dec. 30, 1912, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd MILLER of the Argos community. He married the former Pauline SCHLOSSER of Argos July 10, 1941, in Baltimore, Md. He was a member of the American Dental Society, Xi Psi Phi fraternity, the Argos Christian church and the American Legion.
Surviving besides the wife are a baby daughter, Cynthia Rose [MILLER], born October 12 of this year; a sister, Mrs. Margaret ROZOW, and a brother, Charles [MILLER], both of South Bend. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, the place to be announced later. The Rev. Mr. SCHWARTZ of the Elkhart Christian church will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Glen I. Keel
Fulton county people who attended the funeral services of Glen I. KEEL, former resident, which were held at Peru, Ind., were Miss Bessie KEEL, Mrs. Della KEEL and son, Mrs. Harry WIDOWS, Mrs. Edward McINTIRE, Charles FORD, Mr. and Mrs. Admiral SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph LUDWIG, Mr. and Mrs. John LUDWIG and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver SWARTS, the latter two relatives being of Monterey.
Excerpts from a recent edition of the Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News, concerning career of Mr. Keel follows:
"Mr. Keel died of heart attack at his home 370 Washington Ave., Kenmore, 4:30 Sunday evening. Death followed a heart attack similar to the one he suffered last May 11.
"Mr. Keel was born in Green Oak, Ind., Sept. 9, 1889 the son of Guy and Ethel B. KEEL. The family moved to Marion, Ind., where young Glen got most of his education and he graduated in 1916 at the age of 16, from Marion Normal institute with the titles of bachelor and master of oratory and professional orator. Later through extensive work he was awarded degrees of bachelor and master of arts.
" . . . . . He was an actor and writer and traveled with the Redpath Chautaqua in lyceum work during the summer. . . . Later, he was engaged in art work and then took up broadcasting over WIBC and at the time of his death he was the Esso broadcaster over WBEN in the east."
Mr. Keel is survived by his wife, a son, Joseph [KEEL], 11, his mother, Mrs. C. G. PATTON, of Lake Manitou, Rochester, Ind. and his brother, Ben KEEL, of Indianapolis.

Friday, October 25, 1946

Bertha Mae Dorsett
Bertha Mae DORSETT, 52, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manual REED, died this morning in the Fulton County Home.
Mrs. Dorsett, who was born [Bertha Mae REED] May 27, 1894, was married to Samuel DORSETT. They had one son, Paul C. DORSETT. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. F. F. OSTER officiating. Burial will be in Citizen's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harley Isaac McCarter
Harley Isaac McCARTER, 72, lifelong resident of this city, died in Woodlawn hospital at 3:40 a.m. today following a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered at 11:30 Thursday evening while in the downtown business district. Mr. McCarter had been in ill health for the past five months. His wife preceded him in death September 4th of the current year.
Mr. McCarter, for the past several years has owned and operated a restaurant and tavern in this city and has many friends throughout this community.
Harley Isaac, son of Alfred and Catherine (WEAVER) McCARTER was born in Rochester on May 11, 1874. On October 29, 1894, he was married to Ella BANNISTER in a ceremony pronounced in this city. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lillian SCHOENENBERGER, of South Bend; Mrs. Zetha McINTYRE of Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Mary BAILEY, of Cedar Lake, Ind., and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, pastor of the Rochester Baptist church in charge. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home, where friends may call.

John C. Miller
Funeral services for John C. MILLER, of Ft. Wayne, will be conducted in the Argos Christian church, Saturday afternoon two o'clock. Burial will be in the Maple [Grove] cemetery.

Saturday, October 26, 1946

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Monday, October 28, 1946

William S. CROW, 70, farmer, residing 8 miles southeast of Argos, died at two a.m. Sunday. Death was caused by a stroke which was suffered two weeks ago. He had been a resident of the Santa Ann neighborhood since 1917 and had many friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties.
Mr. Crow was born Jan. 19, 1876 on a farm a mile and a half east of Argos. He was married to Lenora LOCKWOOD on April 21, 1901. His parents were Lewis and Martha (VANCE) CROW. He was a member of the Santa Ann Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; six children: Mrs. Jewel BRYAN, Kokomo; Lewis CROW, Plymouth, Mrs. Olive KUIMBEY, Argos; Mrs. Cornelia OVERMYER, Culver; Floyd CROW, Argos and Wayne CROW, Rochester. A daughter preceded him in death.
Rites will be conducted in the Santa Ann church Tuesday afternoon 2 o'clock with the Rev. George DAVIS officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body was removed from the Grossman funeral home to the residence late this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 29, 1946

Grace Mathews
Interment of Mrs. Grace MATHEWS [WENGER], of South Bend, sister of the late R. M. MATHEWS, of Fulton, and a great-aunt of Mrs. Clarence RENTSCHLER, will be made Wednesday, 1 p.m. in the Fulton cemetery.
Mrs. Wenger died Sunday 11:45 p.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. O. PABST, of South Bend.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co. Ind. Cemeteries, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: Grace MATHEWS WENGER, 1885-1946]

Wednesday, October 30, 1946

[no obits]

Thursday, October 31, 1946

Minnie [Smiley] Berlin Bock
Mrs. Minnie [SMILEY] BERLIN BOCK, 71, a former resident of Argos and a native of Fremont, died at 6 p.m. yesetrday in Indianapolis after a two years illness.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo SMILEY, Mrs. Bock was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the widow of Adam BOCK, who died in 1940. Mr. Bock formerly owned the Argos flour mill. She left Argos in 1930.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth BERLIN of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Nettie GARTSIBE, Seattle, Wash., and one brother, Douglas SMILEY, Argos.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Jorden Cemetery at Argos.

Friday, November 1, 1946

[no obits]

Saturday, November 2, 1946

Amy D. Studebaker
Mrs. Marion STUDEBAKER, 67, of Fulton, ill for several years, died at 7 o'clock this morning in the Cass County Hospital.
Born in Cass County October 30, 1887, she had lived in Cass and Fulton counties all her life. She was the former Amy D. FOY, daughter of William and Mary FOY. She was married August 16, 1899, and was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving besides the husband are a sister, Mrs. Mary HALL of Osceola, and three brothers, T. N. FOY of Chicago, Homer FOY of Nortonville, N.D., and Lawrence FOY of Reading, Pa.
Friends may call at the home after Sunday noon. Funeral services will be in the Fulton United Brethren church at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Metea cemetery.

Vernie T. Severns
Vernie T. SEVERNS, 57, of Macy, Ind., died at the Mayo Brothers Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Friday, following a year illness. He entered the hospital 18 weeks ago.
He was born in Marshall County June 18, 1889 the son of Amos and Alice KESLER SEVERNS.
Mr. Severns operated a farm in the Macy community until his illness. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are the widow, Mary SEVERNS; one daughter, Mrs. Dorthy McCALL of Rochester; two sons, Dale [SEVERNS] and James [SEVERNS] of Rochester; two grandchildren; one brother, Owen [SEVERNS], of Peru and one sister, Mrs. Ossie TROUT of Columbus, Ohio.
The body was removed to the Eikenberry Funeral Home in Peru and will remain there where friends may call until noon Monday when it will be taken to the Macy Christian church. Funeral services will be conducted at the church at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Interment will be in Plainview [cemetery] at Macy.

Charles W. Oler
Charles W. OLER, retired farmer, died at his home in Argos at 4:30 o'clock this morning after one day's illness. He suffered a stroke Friday morning.
The son of Henry and Elizabeth OLER, Mr. Oler was born at Bryant, Ind., May 16, 1858, and moved to Argos with his parents when he was 16. On Aug. 2, 1884, he was married to Eva MATHENY, who died ten years ago.
For many years Mr. Oler lived on a farm four miles northeast of Argos. After his retirement in 1940 he moved to 216 Broadway, Argos. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Dollie MARTIN, Mrs. Edna SICKMILLER, Mrs. Jennie BRIGGS, Mrs Mary SICKMILLER and Miss Irene OLER; one son, Jesse [OLER], and one sister, Mrs. Frank STEVENSON, all of Argos; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home until Sunday morning, when the body will be taken to the residence.
Funeral services will be in the Argos Methodist church at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Thomas J. LUKE, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. James NEILL of Brazil, former pastor of the Argos church. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, November 4, 1946

Charles Snepp
Charles SNEPP, 85, former resident of the Macy, Kewanna and Fulton communities, died Saturday at the Masonic home in Franklin, having suffered a broken hip several days ago.
Mr. Snepp, a native of Edinburg, Ind., operated a general store at Macy and a bank at Kewanna. After the death of his wife at Fulton seven years ago, he went to the Franklin home. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church and the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges at Fulton.
Mr. Snepp was the last member of a family of five to die. A brother, James SNEPP, died four months ago. Only survivors are several nieces and nephews, two of whom are Mrs. Marie EWER of Rochester and Paul SNEPP of Kokomo.
Funeral services were held at Franklin on Sunday. The body was to be placed in the Rochester mausoleum this afternoon.

Edith Cornelius McKee
Edith Cornelius McKEE, 36, wife of Frank McKEE, died at 10 a.m. today in her home at 514 1/2 Main street. Cause of death was given as coronary embolism.
Born Nov. 29, 1909, in New Richmond, Ind., Mrs. McKee was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius HAMILTON. She was married Nov. 30, 1844, in Indianapolis. Mrs. McKee was a member of he Pocahontas Lodge in Lafayette.
Surviving, besides the husband, are the mother, Mrs. Inez HAMILTON; a brother, James [McKEE], Lafayette, and a grandmother in Lafayette.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Foster Funeral Home. Final arrangements have not been made.

Tuesday, November 5, 1946

Carolyn H. Robbins
Mrs. Carolyn H. ROBBINS, 77, widow of Alfred H. ROBBINS, died Tuesday morning in the home of her son in Skokie, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, after an illness of two months. She had been a resident of Rochester for 25 years and had made her home in Logansport since September, 1945. Full details will be in Wednesday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Edith Cornelius McKee
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank McKEE, who died Monday forenoon of a heart ailment, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home.
The body will be taken to the Solar funeral home in Lafayette later Wednesday, and services will be conducted there Thursday afternoon.
Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery at Lafayette.

Lewis G. Holz
Stricken with a heart attack while eating his lunch Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Loren EMMONS, 417 Indiana Ave., this city, Lewis G. HOLZ, 84, died before medical aid could be summoned. Prior to this fatal illness Mr. Holz was apparently enjoying fairly good health. His death occurred at 7:30 o'clock.
He was one of the organizers of the local canning company and for several years owned the controlling interest in that industry. Mr. Holz retired a number of years ago, although during the past two or three years he assisted with light duties at the Arley WYNN feed store.
At one time, Mr. Holz was heavily engaged in the farming and stock raising business and owned large farms south and west of Rochester. He had a host of friends throughout this section of the state.
Lewis G. [HOLZ], son of Matthew and Caroline (KPAUR) HOLZ was born March 18, 1862 in Warren county, Ind. He had been a resident of Rochester township since 1896 coming here from Iroquois county, Ill. On September 9, 1891 he was married to Frances Ann PACEY in a ceremony held at Buckley, Ill. He was a graduate of the Grand Prairie Semnary Commercial College, of Onarga, Ill. His wife died in 1939.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Loren EMMONS, this city; Mrs. Lloyd HALDEMAN, Akron; two brothers, Charles HOLZ, of Gulfport, Miss.; William HOLZ, Frankfort, Ind.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Tursday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Benjamin THOMAS will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 6, 1946

Carolyn Robbins
Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn ROBBINS, 77, former resident of Rochester and Logansport, who died Tuesday morning in Skokie, Ill., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Episcopal church in Logansport with the Rev. C. C. REIMER, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Norwood, Mass. Mrs. Robbins had been ill for two months.
Born in Portland, Me., Mrs. Robbins was a graduate of the Boston Institute of Fine Arts and taught art in the state schools for the deaf of Maine and Connecticut. Her paintings in recent years included a number of Rochester and Lake Manitou scenes.
She is survived by a son, Walter F. MORSE; two granddaughters, Mary Ann MORSE and Linda MORSE; two step-sons, Dr. Alfred R. ROBBINS of Los Angeles, Calif., and Winston H. ROBBINS, Lafayette, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Sanford BRAY, Alhambra, Calif.

Frank Cochrane
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Frank COCHRANE which occurred Tuesday at his home in Detroit. Mr. Cochrane for a long number of years resided in Argos where he was engaged in the contracting business. He had been a resident of Detroit for the past score of years.
His wife, nee Sadie SHEWARD, of Fulton county, preceded him in death several years ago. A son, Howard COCHRANE, and two grandchildren, all of Detroit survive. Funeral services were held in Detroit this afternoon and burial will be made in the Cochrane family lot at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, November 7, 1946

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Friday, November 8, 1946

Mary Todd Rouch
Mrs. Mary Todd ROUCH died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night at her home in Fulton, Ind., following a week's illness from complications. Mrs. Rouch had many friends throughout both Fulton and Miami counties.
Mrs. Rouch was born May 17, 1864, in Fulton county. Her parents were David and Lucy SHELTON OLIVER. On Jan. 16, 1879, she was married to Alfred B. ROUCH. He passed away in March of 1930. Mrs. Rouch was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are a son, Orville [ROUCH], of Pueblo, Colo.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a foster sister, Mrs. Mattie BAKER of route 6, Rochester, and the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Gail SHELTON of this city, Alvin OLIVER of route 6, Rue OLIVER of this city and Mrs.Ruth LOVE of South Bend.
The body was removed to the Ditmire funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Edwin Landis
Edwin LANDIS, 90, died Thursday noon in the home of his son, Roy [LANDIS], near Akron.
Mr. Landis was born Nov. 22, 1855 in Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry LANDIS. His wife, Margaret SMITH LANDIS, preceded him in death 22 years ago. Mr. Landis was a member of the Akron Church of God.
The only survivor, besides the son, is a sister, Mrs. Elza BOWMAN, Akron.
The body will lie in state at the Moyer Funeral Home in Akron. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the [Akron] I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Frank Cochrane
Mr. and Mrs. Clay SHEWARD of Muncie, Mr. and Mrs. Howard COCHRAN of Detroit, and G. W. GILDERSLEEVE of Jackson, Mich., accompanied the body of the late Frank COCHRANE here from Jackson, for burial Thursday afternoon in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Ella M. Baker
Mrs. [Ella M.] BAKER, 83, of Rochester passed away at the home of her daughtger, Mrs. L. A. SINGER, of Wabash, at 8:45 Friday morning. The body will be taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry CREAMER, near Kewanna, where it will lie in state until the time of funeral.
The rites will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crescent Hill church, near Kewanna.

Saturday, November 9, 1946

Ella M. Baker
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella May BAKER, 427 North Jefferson street, this city, who passed away Friday morning in Wabash will be held at the Pleasant Hill church, Lake Bruce, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Ralph HANDSCHUE will officiate and burial will be in the Greenland cemetery adjacent to the church.
Mrs. Baker, who had been a resident of Rochester for the past 15 years, was born in Fulton county on November 20, 1863. She was the daughter of Abram and Sarah (HOCH) BRUCE. Mrs. Baker was a member of the Pleasant Hill Evangelical church.
She was married to John R. BAKER in 1881. He died in 1931.
Survivors are two daughters and a son: Mrs. Merla SINGER of Wabash, at whose home she died; Mrs. Artha KREAMER, near Kewanna; Dr. Ermal C. BAKER, of Indianapolis and 15 grandchildren.

Mrs. A. B. Rouch
Funeral services for Mrs. A. B. ROUCH will be held Monday 1 p.m. at the Fulton U. B. Church with the Rev. E. O. SHERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.

Monday, November 11, 1946

Eugene B. Stucker
Eugene B. STUCKER, 53, of 314 West Fifth street, this city, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis from a heart ailment. He was removed to the Veterans hospital October 5 where his condition gradually became worse. Mr. Stucker had been in failing health for the past two years.
He was born March 25, 1893 at Mansfield, Ill., the son of Thomas Benton and Nancy Jane (SCRUGHAM] TUCKER. On December 13, 1922 he was married to Kate WIGGAMS at Mahomet, Ill. The Stuckers had been residents of this city for the past five years coming here from Shelbyville, Ind. Mr. Stucker was employed as an electrician and telephone maintenance man. He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. M. G. BARNHART of Pontiac, Ill.; Mrs. Eva DOWSE of Nevada, Mo.; a brother, William S. STUCKER, of Fisher, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Stucker residence with Rev. H. J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the West Lawn cemetery, Cullom, Ill., where graveside services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home this evening to the residence where it will lie in state up until the hour of the services.

Tuesday, November 12, 1946

William Sherman Paul
William Sherman PAUL, well-known Gilead resident died Monday evening of a heart attack. He was stricken some time between 5 and 7 p.m. in a woodshed adjacent to his residence and his son, Edison, discovered the body shortly before 9 p.m. Mr. Paul had been in ill health for the past few months.
William Sherman, son of Daniel and Elizabeth PAUL, was born on a farm near Gilead on January 9, 1865 and he had been a resident of that community throughout his life. On September 11, 1892 he was married to Georganna KING. He followed the occupation of a carpenter until failing health forced his retirement. Mr. Paul was a member of Gilead Evangelical church.
Survivors are one daughter, Miss Bertha PAUL, of Gilead; and three sons, Edison [PAUL], of near Gilead; Walter [PAUL] of Alpena, Mich., and Ralph [PAUL] of Harbor Beach, Mich.
Mr. Paul was the last member of a family of six.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Effie Truax
Mrs. Effie TRUAX, former resident of this city, died Tuesday in Evansville, Ind. at the home of her son, Louis, with whom she had been residing. Mrs. Truax had been in ill health for several months.
She is survived by two sons, Louis [TRUAX] and Victor TRUAX, the latter of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Dick TRUAX, and Mrs. Cecil HUDKINS, of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. Erwin STUTSMAN of Converse. Her husband, Robert C. TRUAX, preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements were not announced.

Wednesday, November 13, 1946

Susan C. Horton
Mrs. Susan C. HORTON, 91, died of a heart attack at 8:30 o'clock this morning in her home, two miles northwest of Macy.
A native of Defiance, Ohio, Mrs. Horton came to Macy at the age of 11 and has resided there since. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis COFFING, she was married to Levi HORTON on March 30, 1873. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
She is survived by a son, Davis HORTON, R. 1, Rochester and a daughter Mrs. Lola ALLEN, Macy, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Macy Christian church with the Rev. Wilbur SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. The body will be at the residence Thursday morning.

Ida Marie Goetz
Mrs. Ida Marie GOETZ, 87, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Ewing Nursing Home after several years illness.
She was born in Germany April 15, 1859, and came to Chicago in 1880 where she resided until three years ago. She then made her home with her daughters, Mrs. Tipha METSKER and the late Frieda BARNHARDT of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her husband Albin F. GOETZ.
Survivors, besides her sister, include four sons, Will H. [GOETZ], Edwin W. [GOETZ], and Marvin H. GOETZ, Chicago, and Harry O. GOETZ, Louisiana, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Adams, Feldhoff & Whitesedd Mortuary in Chicago with the Rev. I. Cedric PETERSON officiating. Burial will be in Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home late this afternoon to the Chicago mortuary.

Reuben W. Waechter
Reuben W. WAECHTER, 79, a lifelong resident of Akron, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning in his home.
Born Aug. 12, 1867, Mr. Waechter had lived in his present home for 45 years. He was married to Anna STEPHEY July 9, 1893. Although retired, Mr. Waechter was for 30 years an employee of the Haldeman-Baum Company in Akron and was a member of the Akron Brethren church.
Survivors, besides his wife, include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth KEEBLER of Rochester; two sons, George [WAECHTER] of Huntington and Ralph [WAECHTER] of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Lydia WOOLFERD of Grand Fork, N.D., Mrs. Amanda KRAST of Logansport and Mrs. Clara LEININGER of Akron; two grandchildren, Gordon WAECHTER and Mrs. Margaret ADAMS of Huntington, and one great-grandchild, Karen Sue ADAMS of Huntington.
Last rites will be read at 2 p.m. Friday at the Akron Brethren church with the Rev. Mr. OVERHOLTZER of Warsaw officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Akron. The body is lying in state at the Sheetz funeral home where friends may call.

Morgan S. Dasher
Morgan S. DASHER, 86, a retired farmer, died at his home, 429 West Seventh street, yesterday after a nine-months illness.
Born in Missouri, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason DASHER and resided in Delphi until the last two years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
Survivors include the wife, the former Carrie KITCHEN; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd THOMAS, Delphi; two grandchildren, Mrs. William MORACEO, Logansport, and Meredith THOMAS, Delphi; a sister, Mrs. Zike REDDINA, Indianapolis, and a nephew, Haughey MOUNT, Delphi.
The body was taken to Delphi. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Lawrence Overmyer
Lawrence OVERMYER, three years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. James OVERMYER, who reside near Kewanna, died today in Woodlawn hospital. It is believed the lad's death was the result of injuries received in a tractor accident.

Thursday, November 14, 1946

Hugh A. Fenters
Hugh A. FENTERS, 72, well-known Macy resident, died at 7 o'clock this morning in his home after being in ailing health for a year.
Born in Labette County, Kansas, Sept. 13, 1874, Mr. Fenters lived in Allen township in Miami county most of his life. He was married to May HORTON in 1902 in Macy. Mr. Fenters is the son of Phillip and Susanna NICHOLS FENTERS. He was a member of the Macy Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge, and the Modern Woodsmen Club in Akron.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a daughter, Mrs. Miriam BAKER, Macy; two sons, Myron [FENTERS], South Bend and Wayne FENTERS, Atlanta, Ga., and six grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at the Macy Christian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. William SHEWMAN. Burial will be in th Macy Cemetery. The body will be at the home after 6 p.m. Friday.

Lawrence Overmyer
Funeral services for Lawrence "Larry" OVERMYER, age 3, Kewanna, who died Wednesday from injuries received in a tractor accident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Joseph DUX officiating. Burial will be in Greenland Cemetery near Lake Bruce.
The lad was riding on a tractor with his father, Ralph OVERMYER, Wednesday noon, when he lost his balance, fell of and was crushed by a rear wheel. He was taken first to the Kelsey hospital in Kewanna but when the extent of his injuries was determined he was rushed to Woodlawn hospital where he died at 2 p.m. He suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries.
The son of Ralph and Violet OVERMYER, Lawrence was born Aug. 20, 1943. Survivors, besides the parents, include a sister, Delores WILKERSON, Kewanna, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert WORL, Kewanna.
The body will be taken from the Harrison Funeral Home today to the residence where friends may call.

Virgil Edminster
Last rites for Virgil EDMINSTER, 65, who died of pneumonia Tuesday night at a Muncie hospital after a two-weeks illness, were read this afternoon at Muncie.
He was born in Rochester and made his home here with his aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mrs. J. L. BABCOCK. In later years he operated a newsstand in Muncie.
Two sons and a daughter survive.
Mrs. Babcock and Mrs. Charles WILLARD, Rochester, attended the services.

Laura Etta Powell
Mrs. Laura Etta POWELL, prominent Fulton county resident, passed away at 11:45 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Fishback, seven miles southeast of this city, where she had made her home for the past few years. Death resulted from a coronary embolism and a stroke of paralysis. She had been in failing health for two years.
Laura Etta [BEMENDERFER], daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (MILLER) BEMENDERFER, was born Feb. 1, 1863, on a farm near Akron. She had been a resident of the Mt. Zion neighborhood from 1871 to 1918 when she moved to Rochester, residing at her home on West Eighth street. On Feb. 11, 1886, she was married to Alvin Stilla POWELL, who preceded her in death several years ago.
Mrs. Powell was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church, the Rebekah lodge and was a charter member of the Mt. Zion club.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Ed FISHBACK; a grandson, Louis K. FISHBACK of Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Alice McCLAIN and Mrs. Henry HAMMAN, both of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, this city.

Hariett Elizabeth Buchanan
Following three months illness from a stroke of paralysis Mrs. Edward BUCHANAN died at 5:30 a.m. today at her home two miles south of Fulton on State Road 25. Mrs. Buchanan had been a lifelong resident of Liberty township and had many friends throughout both Fulton and Cass counties.
Hariett Elizabeth [MICHAELS], foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eurias MICHAELS was born in Cass county on December 17, 1875. On March 25, 1896 she was united in marriage with Edward BUCHANAN. Mrs. Buchanan was a member of the Zion Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband; a son, R. C. BUCHANAN, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Roy WHYBREW, Kewanna, Miss Mary K. BUCHANAN, Logansport and two grandchildren.
Rites will be conducted at the Buchanan home Saturday 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery, south of Fulton. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence Friday morning.

Polly Allen
Mrs. Polly ALLEN, 87, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva OWENS, who lives two and one-half miles east of Talma. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Allen came from Ciderville, Ky., three months ago. She was married to William ALLEN there and is the daughter of Henry and Susie HALE.
Besides Mrs. Owens, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Margaret COLE, Royalton, Ky; a son, Jeff ALLEN, and a brother, Henry HALE, Medaryville, and 20 grandchildren.
The body is at the Foster funeral home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

Pheba Anna King Herendeen
Mrs. Pheba Anna [EASTERDAY] KING HERENDEEN, 76, of Akron, passed away Tuesday 4 p.m. in the Logansport Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Herendeen was born in Ashland county, Ohio on April 20, 1870, the daughter of Thomas and Lucinda EASTERDAY. George W. KING expired [July 21], 1925.
Survivors are two sons, Clyde KING, Akron; Lem KING, Lima, Ohio and two daughters, Mrs. Amanda BUNN, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Emma NEWCOMER, this city.
Services will be held at the Akron Church of God, Friday 1 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Moyer Funeral Home until the hour of the rites.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Marriages, 1836-1983, George W. KING married Pheba EASTERDAY, April 21, 1891; William Thomas HERENDEEN married Pheba A. KING, May 20, 1933.]

Friday, November 15, 1946

Laura Etta Powell
Last rites for Mrs. Laura Etta POWELL, 88, who died Thursday morning will be read at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home by Dr. C. T. HOWELL, pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisted by the Rev. Daniel PERRY.
Graveside services will be conducted by the Rebekah lodge at the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 16, 1946

Grace D. Jacobs
Mrs. Harry [Grace D.] JACOBS passed away at 3:45 o'clock Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several months' duration. Mrs. Jacobs was removed to Woodlawn from her home, 511 Pontiac street, Oct. 17. She had a host of friends throughout Rochester and St. Joseph county. Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs have made their home in this city since 1933, coming here from South Bend.
Grace D. [RAVENCROFT], daughter of John A. and Harriett Emma (FLECK) RAVENCROFT, was born Sept. 25, 1876, at Mishawaka. On Nov. 23, 1923, she was united in marriage with Harry JACOBS at South Bend.
Survivors are her husband, at home; three sisters, Mrs. W. A. ROBBINS and Mrs. Lois May SUTHERLAND, both of city, and Mrs. Robert WRIGHT of Wellsboro, Ind.; a half-sister, Mrs. Ted BAIR of South Bend; four brothers, J. F. RAVENCROFT of Union Mills, Ind., C. C. RAVENCROFT of Detroit, and Harley [RAVENCROFT] and George RAVENCROFT of Redding, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL of the Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Polly Allen
Services for Mrs. Polly ALLEN, 87, who died at her daughter's home two and one-half miles east of Talma Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Mr. BRADLEY and the Rev. Mr. SLOAN officiating. Burial will be in Sycamore cemetery.

Monday, November 18, 1946

Arthur Hendrickson
Arthur HENDRICKSON, 58, Oblong, Ill., died Saturday in the Hines hospital, Chicago. Mr. Hendrickson was a former resident of this city and resided with his parents on South Madison street for a number of years.
For several years he was engaged in the real estate and bond business with his father, the late Isaac HENDRICKSON. He was an instructor at Cornell University and for the past seven years was publisher of the Oblong (Ill.) Observer.
Mr. Hendrickson, who was born on a farm in Wayne township, was a graduate of the Rochester high school. He was married to Miss Gail WILLOUGHBY of Kewanna. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic order, and served as a captain in World War I.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Doris FOX, Chicago; a brother Harold HENDRICKSON, Logansport and a number of cousins.
Funeral services were held at Maywood, Ill. The body will be returned to the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna and graveside services will be held in the Grass Creek cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. STRONG will officiate and the Kewanna American Legion Post will assist in the rites.

Charles A. Mitchell
Charles A. MITCHELL, 76, well-known, lifelong resident of this city, passed away at 11:15 today at his home, 100 West Seventh street. Death resulted from a heart attack which occurred earlier today. Mr. Mitchell had been in failing health for the past five weeks.
For many years Mr. Mitchell owned and operated a cigar and news agency in the Arlington hotel. He retired several years ago, however, on account of ill health. He had many friends throughout the northern section of Indiana.
Charles Asa MITCHELL was born Aug. 22, 1870, in Rochester. His parents were Charles Asa and Isabelle COLLINS MITCHELL. In 1896 he was united in marriage with Susan Dundore PENCE at New Castle, Ind. Mr. Mitchell was a member of the Eagles lodge, of this city.
Survivors are a son, Fred MITCHELL, of this city, five grandchildren, Frederick Pence MITCHELL, Suzanna Rae MITCHELL, Mary Ann MITCHELL, Mrs. Catherine Isabelle BARTA; Fredericka Sue MITCHELL; and a great-grandson, Tommy BARTA. His wife and a son William Pence MITCHELL preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Jane Rhodes
Fulton County's oldest resident, Mrs. Jane RHODES, 98, died early Sunday morning in the Woodlawn hospital after a three year illness.
She was born in Modoc, Ind., May 24, 1848, the daughter of John and Mary HODSON SIMCOKE, who died several years ago.
For fifty years she resided in Cass county near Metea, moving to Rochester in 1918. In recent years she made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Francis LOUDERBACK, at 121 East Sixth street.
She was a member of the Metea Baptist church and of the Manitou chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Louderback; two sons, Claude RHODES of Twelve Mile and Riley RHODES of Rochester; eleven grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Mrs. Martha YUND, Peru, and Mrs. Bessie MARTIN, Logansport, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Rochester Baptist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Louderback residence late Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 19, 1946

Retha Fay Swihart
Mrs. Retha Fay SWIHART, 45, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday in her home five miles east of Argos after a five-months illness.
Born May 11, 1901, Mrs. Swihart was the daughter of Veloris and Myrtle FISHER and was married to Milo SWIHART Sept. 15, 1923 in South Bend. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Survivors, besides the husband and parents, include a son, Harold [SWIHART] stationed in Florida in the air corps; two sisters, Mrs. Alice HUTCHINSON, and Mrs. Rosa MIKESELL, Rochester; a brother, Charles FISHER, Bourbon; two half-sisters, Annabelle RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Irene BOGANWRIGHT, Mentone, and one half-brother, Charles FISHER, Tippecanoe. Another half-brother, Robert FISHER, was killed in the war.
The body is at Grossman's funeral home in Argos pending funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, November 20, 1946

Retha Fay Swihart
Funeral services for Mrs. Retha Fay SWIHART, 45, who died Monday in her home five miles east of Argos, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut church of the Brethren with the Rev. Kenneth LONG, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut church cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Grossman Funeral Home this afternoon to the home where friends may call.

Thursday, November 21, 1946

J. W. Cahill
J. W. CAHILL, husband of a former Kewanna resident, Mrs. Ethel HICKLE CAHILL, died recently at his home in Alberta, Canada, according to word received by Kewanna friends.
Funeral services were held in Eau Claire, Wis., where Mr. Cahill was born. Mrs. Cahill, who is the sister of Mrs. Etta RANS, Rochester, was injuried in an atomobile accident the day before her husband died. She now is in a nursing home in Alberta, Canada. She graduated from Kewanna high school with the class of 1909.

Lulu May Touhy
Mrs. Lulu May TOUHY, 71, died at 5:18 o'clock Thursday morning at her home on the southeast shore of Lake Manitou following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered last Saturday. Mrs. Touhy had been in ill health for the past year.
She had been a resident of Lake Manitou since 1908 coming here in 1906 with the Holden theatrical stock company of which she and her brothers were members. Mrs. Touhy had many friends throughout Rochester and vicinity.
Lulu May Touhy was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Novemer 20, 1875. Her parents were William and Emma JAMES BROCKMAN. She was married to Martin TOUHY on August 31, 1891 at Sandovel, Ill. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic church, of this city.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur WEAVER, of near Rochester; two brothers, John W. R. BROCKMAN and Eugene C. BROCKMAN, Lake Manitou; two grandchildren, Mrs. Joe MEISER and Arthur L. WEAVER, both of Rochester and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 8:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father SCHOLL in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Cemeteries, Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Section 9, Row 4: Lula M. TUOHY, 1874-1946.]

Friday, November 22, 1946

Samuel K. Crowder
Samuel K. CROWDER, 76, farmer residing seven miles southwest of Plymouth, passed away Thursday evening following a two-week illness from complications. Mr. Crowder had many friends throughout Argos and vicinity.
He was born April 4, 1870, at West Middletown, Ohio, and had been a resident of Marshall county for 25 years. On Oct. 4, 1894, he was married to Hannah POST. His parents were Christian and Mary Jane CROWDER. He was a member of the Middletown, Ohio, Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Nettie [CROWDER], both at home.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home. Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate and interment will be in the Maple [Grove] cemetery, Argos. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 23, 1946

Frederick Ryan
Rochester relatives were apprised of the death of Frederick RYAN, 43, which occurred at 12:05 a.m. today at his home 509 Lee street, Evanston, Ill. His death was attributed to a heart ailment from which he suffered for the past several weeks.
Mr. Ryan, son of James and Nell RYAN was born in Rochester and received his early schooling in this city. Later he moved to Chicago and graduated from the Senn H. S. and attended Loyola University for some time.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Nell Ryan; a sister, Mrs. Adolf SCHMIDT, and a nephew, Adolf SCHMIDT, all of Evanston, Ill., and several cousins who reside in Rochester.
Funeral services will be held in Evanston Monday morning and the body will be brought to Rochester Monday afternoon where it will be interred in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Grant Nye
Grant NYE, 78, former Rochester citizen, died Friday evening at his home in South Bend.
Mr. Nye, who was born in Rochester in 1864, had been a resident of South Bend for many years.
He is survived by a son, Dale [NYE], and a daughter, Mrs. Clores CRAVEN, both of South Bend, and several nieces and nephews who reside in Fulton county.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Community church, South Bend. The body will lie in state at the McGans funeral home, South Bend, until the hour of the service.

David S. Harrold
David S. HARROLD, 80, retired farmer residing northeast of Akron, died Friday afternoon at 2:55 o'clock following a lengthy illness from complications. Mr. Harrold had been a resident of Fulton county throughout his entire life.
David S. son of Francis and Elizabeth HARROLD was born May 12, 1866 in this county. He is survived by a brother, Harlen [HARROLD] and a sister, Rosella [HARROLD], with whom he made his home for a number of years. Another brother, Arthur HARROLD, resides in Akron.
Funeral services will be held Monday 1 p.m. at the Akron Church of God with Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Interment will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will be removed from the Moyer Funeral Home to the Harrold farm residence late this evening.

Monday, November 25, 1946

Ray Coplen
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers mortuary for Ray COPLEN, 51, route six.
He died suddenly early Sunday morning at his home in the Reiter community of cerebral apoplexy. He had been in failing health for 10 years.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Rev. Edward HOFFENBACHER of East Chicago will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery in Mentone, Ind. The local VFW and American Legion posts will assist.
Born here on April 25, 1895, as the son of John and Ida COPLEN, Mr. Coplen spent most of his life in this community. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Manitou chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
On April 5, 1922 in Indianapolis he married the former Flossie KARNS, who survives. Also surviving are: the mother at Mentone; two sons, John [COPLEN] of Mishawaka and Samuel [COPLEN] at home; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne COOPER, of Tippecanoe; a step-son, Joseph KARNS of Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Edna BORTON of Akron, and Mrs. Bethel BURGNER of Bourbon; two brothers, Chester [COPLEN] and Darrel [COPLEN] of Mentone and a grandson, Larry COOPER of Tippecanoe.

Lyle Baker
Lyle BAKER, 35-year-old father of six children, died Sunday night of accidental gunshot wounds received while he was hunting on his own farm near Burr Oak Sunday afernoon.
He died at Kelly hospital in Argos at 10:30 p.m., nine hours after his own gun accidentally was discharged after he leaned it against a stump. He was shot through the left side of the chest. Mr. Baker was taken to the hospital by Herlin STAFFORD of the Burr Oak neighborhood.

Tuesday, November 26, 1946

John H. Hower
John H. HOWER, 69, of Logansport, brother of Mrs. Ida DOWNS of Rochester, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday in Cass county hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Hower will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Broadway Evangelical United Brethren church in Logansport.
Mr. Hower was a native of Fulton county, the son of Henry and Leah HOWER. A maintenance man for the H. W. Gossard Company, he was a member of the Gleaners and of the United Brethren church.
Surviving besides Mrs. Downs are a son, Henry HOWER, of Detroit; three daughters, Mrs. Fern MAYBERRY and Mrs. Lucille BAIR of Logansport and Mrs. Helen HARTGROVE of South Bend; two brothers, Joseph HOWER of Fulton and Sam HOWER of Grass Creek; two other sisters, Mrs. Emma ENYART of Fulton and Mrs. Anna WILLIAMS of Macy; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the home at 1520 Treen street, Logansport.

Florence E. Miller
Mrs. Florence E. MILLER, 41, a lifelong resident of Macy, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon [L.] [and Zella M.] CLEMANS, after a three weeks illness. She had been in poor health most of her life.
Mrs. Miller was born in Deedsville, June 16, 1905, and was a member of the Macy Christian church.
She is survived by her parents; a son, Ureel MILLER, who is in the Navy and stationed at Corpus Cristi, Tex., and a brother, Merritt CLEMANS, Macy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Macy Christian church with the Rev. William SHEWMAN, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. The body will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the church Friday.

Wednesday, November 27, 1946

Charles Elkins
Charles ELKINS, 62, farmer residing five miles southwest of Argos, was found dead in bed a 7:30 this morning by his wife. Death is believed to have resulted from a heart attack suffered during the early morning hours. He had been a resident of Marshall county for four years moving there from Tyner, Ind.
Mr. Elkins was born Dec. 26, 1884 at Clinton, Tenn. His parents were Jeff and Lypha ELKINS. He was married to Minnie FOSTER in 1906. The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Modern Woodmen lodges.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Osborn ELKINS, LaPaz, Ray ELKINS, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a daugter, Mrs. Nellie SCHOSKER, South Bend; two brothers, Pasah ELKINS, Ambia, Ind.; Harley ELKINS, Slynton [?], Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle VAULT, Ambia, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, of the Rochester Baptist church will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Burial will be in the Plymouth cemetery.

Larry Kale
Larry KALE, two-year-old son of Robert and Mildred TOMB KALE, former Rochester residents, died at 5 a.m. today at their home in East Chicago. Cause of the lad's death is as yet unknown.
An ambulance from the Foster funeral home will return the body today from Indiana Harbor to the home of Mrs. William BUSSERT, an aunt, of this city.
Other survivors include a brother, Dennis Paul [KALE], 6; two sisters, Patricia [KALE], 5, and Linda Lou [KALE], 4, and two aunts, Mrs. Claude JOHNSON and Mrs. Donald KING, Rochester.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Friday, November 29, 1946

Brita May Anderson
Funeral rites are planned for 2 o'clock this afternoon at the local Baptist church for Mrs. Brita May ANDERSON, 61, who died suddenly Wednesday noon.
The body was prepared at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Rev. Douglas STARKE will officiate at the church and burial will be made near Royal Center.
Mrs. Anderson, who resides on a farm at route one, Royal Center, was visiting in the home of her son, George ANDERSON, who resides on a farm four miles southwest of Kewanna. She died suddenly while resting in a chair. She had been in poor health for sometime.
Born on September 13, 1885, she was the daughter of Oliver and Susan (CONN) HENDEE. Her husband, John Albert ANDERSON, died in March, 1943. About a year ago she moved from a farm near Grass Crek to Royal Center.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Florence ANDERSON, who lived with her; and the son, George, three brothers, Oliver HENDEE, Jr., of Chicago; G. L. HENDEE, Logansport and C. E. HENDEE of Royal Center, three grandchildren, Alice Mae [ANDERSON], David [ANDERSON] and Billy ANDERSON.

Charles Elkins
Last rites for Charles ELKINS, 62, of near Argos, who died Wednesday of a heart attack, will be read at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Argos Methodist church by the Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor. Burial will be in the Plymouth cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Grossman funeral home to the church where it will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday.

Larry Kale
Funeral services for Larry KALE, 2, who died at the East Chicago home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert KALE, former Rochester residents, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church by the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, pastor. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Among the survivors are two aunts, Mrs. Claude JOHNSON and Mrs. Donald KING, of this city.

Mary Jane Shumaker
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane HUFFMAN SHUMAKER, 95, who died in Woodlawn hospital Wednesday as a result of a hip injury suffered 10 days ago, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Roher funeral home in New Paris with the Rev. Mr. WALMER officiating. Burial will be in the New Paris cemetery.
The body was taken from the Foster funeral home to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clara DARKWOOD, Rochester, at noon today.
Born Aug. 9, 1851, near Tiffin, Ohio, she was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret SHEETS HUFFMAN. The family moved to northern Indiana and there she was married to Henry W. SHUMAKER on April 18, 1872.
They lived in the vicinity of Pierceton for some years, moving to New Paris, Ind., in 1877, and resided there and at Goshen until his death Jan. 13, 1924.
Since that time Mrs. Sumaker had lived with a son at Three Rivers, Mich., another son, at South Bend, and for some years past had resided here with Mrs. Darkwood.
She was a member of the Grace Evangelical church at New Paris for nearly 70 years, continuing her membership during her residence elsewhere.
Survivors are the daughter, Clara M. DARKWOOD, of here; a son, George M. [SHUMAKER], South Bend; a son, Charles H. [SHUMAKER], Logansport; a son, William H. [SHUMAKER], Three Rivers, Mich. One son and one daughter died at birth. Another daughter, Mrs. Grace FISHER, died in 1910. Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren.

Saturday, November 30, 1946

Mary Rebecca Reynolds
Mrs. Mary Rebecca REYNOLDS, 89, a resident of Star City for 50 years, died Friday evening at the Ewing Nursing Home here. She was an aunt of Mrs. Etta RANS of Rochester and Mrs. H. R. HOWARD, and the grandmother of Richard RAUB, of Kokomo.
A native of Hallsville, O., Mrs. Reynolds had made her home here three months, and had been ill for several days. Her husband died 13 years ago and her daughter, Mrs. Ida RAUB, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at Star City at 2 p.m. Sunday. The body was taken to the Fry and Lang funeral home in Winamac.

Roy Love
Mrs. Arnold ZELLERS, Kewanna, has received word that her uncle, Roy LOVE, a former Rochester resident, died at his home in Pittsburgh, Pa., last Tuesday. He had been in ill health for several years.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bruce LOVE, Mr. Love taught school in Kewannee, Ill., where he married Miss Hazel KNIGHT. He graduated from Rochester high school and Rochester Normal niversity. In later years he became an exective in the A&P Tea Company.
Survivors, besides the widow and niece, include two nephews, Ted [REED] and Richard REED, of California.
Graveside and burial services will be conducted at Kewannee, Ill., Monday.

Earl Penrod
Funeral services Sunday for Earl PENROD, who died at 5:50 p.m. Friday at his home six miles southeast of Akron, will mark the end of a life which began on another Dec. 1 - 60 years ago.
The first of December was especially important for Mr. Penrod in 1913, too - he married Bertha Mae HOFFMAN in Fort Wayne, 33 years ago tomorrow.
One daughter, Julia [PENROD], will be unable to attend services for her father. A WAC, she left Friday from the West coast for Japan.
Mr. Penrod, ill ten months of carcinoma, is survived by the wife; another daughter, Jeanette [PENROD]. at home; one sister, Mrs. Walter GABLE of Warsaw; six brothers, Estel [PENROD] of Lexington, Ky., Ernest [PENROD], Walter [PENROD] and Clarence [PENROD] of North Manchester, Dewey [PENROD], of Ashland, Oregon, and Forrest [PENROD] of Silver Lake; and many nephews and nieces.
A native of North Manchester, Mr. Penrod moved to the Akron vicinity 30 years ago.
The son of Gilford and Luella PENROD of North Manchester, Mr. Penrod moved to the Akron vicinity 30 years ago, where he was a farmer. He was a member of the Akron Church of God, the Miami County Farm Bureau and the Disko Conservation Club.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron. The body will be taken to the residence from the Sheetz funeral home at 4 p.m. today.

Monday, December 2, 1946

Margaret L. Snodgrass
Miss Margaret L. SNODGRASS, 85, of Macy, died at 11 a.m. at Dukes hospital in Peru. She had been ill for some time.
Miss Snodgrass was born in Fulton county, the daughter of Esther A. HATCH and James SNODGRASS. She is survived by a brother, Dwelly SNODGRASS, and a niece, Mrs. Esther SHEETS, both of Peru.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire funeral chapel in Fulton. The Rev. E. Y. EDDINGS of Peru will officiate, and burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Blanche E. Jones
Mrs. John JONES, 61, route two, Macy, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday of complications following a week's illness of influenza. She was a native of Arcola, Ill, but had lived in the Macy community 38 years.
The daughter of Amine WOODSMALL and Richard TWIFORD, Blanche E. TWIFORD was married to Walter A. BROWN Dec. 24, 1908. He died 20 years ago. On Aug. 27, 1946, she was married to John JONES, who survives. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Other survivors are four sons, Omer [BROWN] and Robert BROWN of Kokomo, Owen BROWN of Marion and Orval BROWN of Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Ida DELANEY of Lemon, S.D., and Mrs. Lula MANUELL of San Francisco, Calif., and two brothers, James Orval TWIFORD of Deadwood, S.D., and Otto TWIFORD of Tuscola, Ill.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Darrell TAGGART at the Macy Methodist church at 2 p.m., Tuesday. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. The body will be taken to the residence from the Kline funeral home in Denver this afternoon.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami Co Ind Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: Blanche E. BROWN, 1885-1946; Walter A. BROWN, 1882-1926.]

Tuesday, December 3, 1946

Alfaretta Musselman
Mrs. Alfaretta MUSSELMAN, 72, of Akron, died at 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill about a year.
Mrs. Musselman, the widow of Joseph MUSSELMAN who died in 1927, was born Feb. 2, 1874, in Miami county. She lived in Fulton many years, and ten years ago moved to make her home near Akron with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. KINDER.
She was the daughter of Asa and Lucinda BURKETT, and was married in 1901. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving besides Mrs. Kinder are another sister, Miss Ella BURKETT of Macy; a daughter, Mrs. Grace BURTON, and two grandsons, Harold [BURTON] and George BURTON of Fulton.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. The body will be taken to the Kinder residence at 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton

Wednesday, December 4, 1946 to Thursday, December 5, 1946

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Friday, December 6, 1946

John R. Norris
John R. NORRIS, 66, died at 11 o'clock this morning of neuremic poisoning in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw following a serious illness of two days.
Born near Rochester March 5, 1880, Mr. Norris was the son of Noah and Elizabeth NORRIS. He had lived in Newcastle township all his life.
Survivors include his wife, Samantha [NORRIS]; a son, LeRoy NORRIS, Mentone; two brothers, Russell NORRIS, Mentone, and William NORRIS, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. H. B. BERKHEISER, Miami, Fla., and a granddaugter.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Reed Funeral Home at Mentone and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Jefferson Fowler
Jefferson FOWLER, 82, formerly of Fulton died at 1:30 a.m. today in the Cass County hospital as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident a week ago in Logansport.
Born Jan. 17, 1864, the son of James and Lou FOWLER, he was a resident of Fulton for 20 years and for the last five years had lived in Logansport.
Survivors include the wife, Ella [FOWLER], and four daughters Mrs. Hermia HAVENS, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Reba BRIGGS, Logansport; Mildred FOWLER, Indianapolis; and Hilda GASTINEAU, West Carrolton, Ohio; one son, Bernard FOWLER, Logansport; a brother, Orile FOWLER, Matthews; a sister, Mrs. Ida GARRISON, Huntington, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton.

Isaiah Bliley
Last rites for Isaiah BLILEY, 73, who died Tuesday afternoon at the home of Raymond WOOD, Oak Grove, were read today in the Bremen United Brethren church with the Rev. M. E. REED officiating. Burial was in the Bremen cemetery. A daughter, Mrs. Maude TOWNE, Rochester, is among the survivors.

Saturday, December 7, 1946

William A. Werner
William A. WERNER, 62, former Henry township farmer and carpenter, died Friday evening at his home 409 North Hamilton street, Indianapolis. Mr. Werner moved to Indianapolis from Henry township four years ago and was employed by the Schoss Bros., contracting firm, of that city.
He was born on a farm near Rochester in 1884, the son of Phillip T. and Sarah WERNER. His wife's maiden name was Miss Nellie NELSON.
Survivors are his wife; four daughters; two sons; six grandchildren; a brother John WERNER and sister, Mrs. Sarah GOTTSCHALK, both of near Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 1:30 at the residence in Indianapolis and burial will be in the Washington Park cemetery, Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. John WERNER and other Rochester relatives will attend the services.

Monday, December 9, 1946

Magdalene Leona Scheuer
Mrs. Peter SCHEUER, 74, who resides four miles southeast of Winamac, expired at her farm home early today. She had been in failing health for several months.
Mrs. Scheuer had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of Fulton county.
Magdalene Leona SCHEUER was born August 2, 1872 at Plymouth, Ind. Her marriage to Peter SCHEUER was solemnized on February 13, 1893. She was a member of the Rosary Society of the St. Anne Catholic church. The society will meet at the home at 8 p.m. Tuesday to recite the rosary.
Survivors are the husband; five children, Ed SCHEUER, Mrs. Ralph HUNNESHAGEN, Monterey; Raymond SCHEUER, South Bend; Mrs. Bertha BRIDEGROOM, Kewanna; Brother Cletus SCHEUER, of St. Charles Seminary, Cartheginia, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Jason, John and Andrew RICHARD, all of Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine HOOVER of Mishawaka.
The body will be removed from the Kennedy Funeral Home, Winamac, to the Scheuer residence Monday evening. Funeral services are to be held in the St. Anne church. The time of the rites have not been announced.

Katherine Felts
Mrs. Katherine FELTS, 70, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since December 8. Her death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage which was suffered on November 30.
Mrs. Felts was born on a farm near Rochester on June 17, 1876. She had been a resident of this community throughout her entire life. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mary RICHARDSON.
Survivors are three sons, Howard [FELTS], Devane [FELTS] and Dale FELTS, all of Rochester, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Chesley T. HOWELL of the Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Emma Alice Swihart
Mrs. Emma Alice SWIHART, 77, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at her home six miles east of Argos. Death resulted from a heart ailment following two weeks illness. She had been a resident of that community for 52 years.
Emma Alice [ROHRER], daughter of Jacob and Sarah ROHRER, was born October 9, 1869 at Bunker Hill, Ind. On April 8, 1894, she was married to John SWIHART. Mrs. Swihart was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Clifford [SWIHART], Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel SMITH, Pierceton, Ind.; Mrs. Mary AULT, Tippecanoe; a brother, Jesse ROHRER, Argos; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaugter.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday aftrnoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, with Revs. Harry CLAYBAUGH and Kenneth LONG in charge. Burial will be in an adjacent cemetery. The body was removed from the Grossman Funeral Home to the residence Monday.

Tuesday, December 10, 1946

John D. Long
John D. LONG, 88, former superintendent of the Fulton County Farm, died at his Mentone home at 10 o'clock this morning. Ill with pneumonia, he had been in failing health for some time and recently had become much worse.
A native of Ohio, Mr. Long was the son of Jacob and Jane Amanda LONG. He lived in Fulton county most of his life, part of the time near Tiosa. He married Helen M. COON Feb. 9, 1892, and was a member of the Baptist church at Mentone. All his brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Surviving are the wife and three sons, Truman [LONG] of Mentone; Sylvan [LONG] of Plymouth and Leo [LONG] of Rochester. Another son, Virgil [LONG], died in infancy.
Services will be Thursday 2 p.m. in the Mentone Baptist church. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.

Charlotte Neff
Mrs. Charlotte NEFF, 43, died at 2:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.
She was born at Blue Licks Springs, Ky., Sept. 9, 1903. She was the daughter of Jasper and Mary HUGHES. Mrs. Neff moved to Anderson 30 years ago and was married to Ray NEFF Aug. 7, 1934. They came to Rochester seven years ago.
She was a member of the Rochester chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, No. 264, a member of the Rochester Home Makers Club, and a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors include the husband; her mother, Mrs. Miller D. HUGHES; four sisters, Mrs. Lela HAMM, Mrs. Mary FERGUSON, of Anderson, Mrs. Lillian IMEL, Indianapolis and Mrs. Pauline McDOWELL, Pendleton.
Services will be conducted at the Foster Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate. Burial will be in Greenfield.

Wednesday, December 11, 1946

Helen Blanche Ellis
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Blanche ELLIS, 55, R. 2, Rochester, who died Tuesday afternoon at her Lake Manitou home, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. W. R. WARD officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Marion.
[Helen Blanche BALDWIN] was the daughter of Israel and Mary BALDWIN and was born July 4, 1891, in Abilene, Kan. She had lived here since 1935, coming here from Marion. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Marion.
Survivors include the husband, Grover C. ELLIS; her mother, Mrs. Mary BENTON, Marion; two brothers, Frank BALDWIN, Los Angeles, and Albert BALDWIN, San Pedro, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. S. H. BOUGHNER, Santa Anna, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Carrie OLSON, St. Louis; a half-brother, Benjamin [BALDWIN], Champaign, Ill., and five nieces and nephews.

Daniel M. Stone
Funeral services for Daniel M. STONE, 89, former resident of Fulton, were held in Watseka, Ill. today. Mr. Stone moved from Fulton county to Watseka about 30 years ago.
The following children survive: Mrs. Olive REICHART, Ray STONE, Pontiac, Ill.; Edgar STONE, Watseka and Mrs. Betty SHIMCALL, Chicago. A daugter, Mrs. Blanch NORRIS, Fulton, preceded in death.

Thursday, December 12, 1946

Fletcher Pepper
Fletcher PEPPER, 81, a resident of Fulton for 25 years, died at 7 a.m. today of a cerrebral hemorrhage after a four day illness.
Born Feb. 14, 1865 in Pulaski County, he was the son of James and Cynthia PEPPER. He married Betsy MARRS, Feb. 14, 1891.
Mr. Pepper is survived by his wife. A daughter preceded him in death.
Services will be conducted in the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial in Fletcher's Lake cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence at 4 p.m. today.

Friday, December 13, 1946

Robert L. Kennedy
The Rev. W. S. KENNEDY, 1218 Jefferson street, received word of the death of his brother, Robert L. KENNEDY, Aliquippa, Pa., and was notified the following day of the death of his brother's wife. The Rev. Mr. Kennedy was unable to attend the funerals because of ill health.

Josephine Waidelich
Ellis REED of Rochester received a telegram today informing him of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mike WAIDELICH, the former Josephine REED of Rochester, in Glendale, Calif.
Mrs. Waidelich, who was in her nineties, had lived most of her life in Lafayette before going to California 25 or 30 years ago. She had been in poor health for some time.
Surviving are the husband; another brother, Ed REED of Phoenix, Ariz; two nieces, Mrs. Cecil FRED of Fulton and Mrs. Mabel NEAR of Huntington; a cousin, Mrs. Floyd JOHNSON of Argos; and two nephews, Alvin REED of Rochester and Fred REED of Huntington.
Services will be conducted Saturday in California with burial at Sacramento.

Saturday, December 14, 1946

Amy B. Fuller
Mrs. Amy B. FULLER, 84, died at 5 a.m. today at the home of her niece, Mrs. Teresa LYKE, six miles south of Rochester.
Born April 9, 1862 in Bridgeport, N.Y., she was the daughter of Matthew and Mary LINDSAY. She was twice married. Her first husband was Peter ZIMMERS and her second was Thomas W. FULLER, both of whom are now deceased. Mrs. Fuller lived here since 1933 and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors, besides the niece, include a son, Fred ZIMMERS, Rochester, N.Y.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church by the Rev. Charles SCHOLL. Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery. The body will be taken from the Ditmire Chapel at 4 p.m. today to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Monday, December 16, 1946

Karen Sue Goheen
Karen [Sue GOHEEN], 6, daughter of Charles [R.] and Mildred [A.] (McGRIFF) GOHEEN, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at her home eight miles southwest of Argos. Her death followed a three-day illness from pneumonia. The little girl was born in Rochester on July 5, 1940.
Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Sonja Lue [GOHEEN], at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert McGRIFF of Rochester, and her grandfather, John GOHEEN, of Golden, Colo.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Burial will be in Washington cemetery, southeast of Maxinkuckee. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 17, 1946

Edith DeWitt
Misses Bertha [BAKER] and Bess BAKER received word of the death of Mrs. Will C. [Edith] DeWITT at her home in Ardmore, Okla. The former Edith REES of Rochester, she had been in ill health for a long time.

Dean W. Kilmer
Dean W. KILMER, 53, former Rochester resident, died in the St. Joseph Hospital, Logansport, at 11 p.m. Monday. His death was attributed to pneumonia and followed a two-week illness. Mr. Kilmer moved to Logansport from this city about four years ago, where he was engaged in the barbering business.
He was born on a farm near Rochester on June 3, 1893, the son of W. O. "Oce" and Emma (McKITRICK) KILMER. Practically all of his life was spent in Rochester. On Dec. 24, 1935, he was married to Winnifred JOHNSON. He was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Surviving are his mother, of this city; his wife and a daughter, Geraldine [KILMER], of 905 North Third street, Logansport; a son, Donald [KILMER], of Akron; a grandchild; a brother, Robert [KILMER], of South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Irene FYVIE, of Oakland,Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.

Margaret Cloud
Services for Mrs. Margaret "Maggie" CLOUD, 69, 228 West Eighth street, who died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Evangelical United Brethren church.
The Rev. Robert W. WARD will officiate, assistd by the Rev. George CRANE. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Zimmerman funeral home.
Mrs. Cloud, who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday evening, had been in ill health for three years. She was a native of Richwood, O., and had lived in Rochester most of her life.
Born June 23, 1877, Mrs. Cloud was the daughter of James and Alice WINN OGDEN. Dec. 24, 1903, she was married to John CLOUD, in Fulton. She was a member of the former United Brethren church.
The husband, a son, Earl [CLOUD], and a brother, Albert OGDEN, preceded in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ruth CLOUD, at home; a son, Hugh CLOUD of Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Alvin HOFFMAN and Mrs. Harley FULTZ of Rochester, Miss Lucy OGDEN of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. A. E. DICKERHOFF of Akron, and Mrs. C. G. HOOVER of Chicago; a half-sister, Mrs. Ora BRASHER, and two half-brothers, Harry [OGDEN] and Albert OGDEN, all of Alabama; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

John J. Spitler
John J. SPITLER, 72, of Argos, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening in the Parkview Hospital, Plmouth. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered four years ago. He had been a resident of Argos for over 60 years.
Mr. Spitler was born in Fulton county on September 6, 1874. He was married to Elizabeth LEFFERTY in 1904. His parents were George and Eliza SPITLER. He followed the occupation of farming until his retirement a few years ago.
Survivors are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Austin WALLACE, both of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the rites.

Daniel J. Sanders
Funeral services for Daniel J. SANDERS, 70, who died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at his brother's home in Richland township, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview Evangelical United Brethren church.
The Rev. George GOCKER, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Richland Center. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home.
Mr. Sanders, who had been ill 14 weeks, was a lifelong resident of Fulton county. He was born Aug. 31, 1876, the son of Thomas J. and Rebecca SANDERS, and was a member of he Grandview church.
Surviving are two brothers, Henry [SANDERS], at whose home he died, and Amos [SANDERS], of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, December 18, 1946

Emma Isabelle White
Mrs. Emma Isabelle WHITE, 86, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Kewanna following a serious illness of six weeks.
She was born Jan. 4, 1860, the daughter of Elihu and Rebecca REICHARD WASHBURN. She had spent most of her life in Linden, Ind., coming here ten years ago.
A sister, Mrs. Blanche CANNON, Kewanna; a brother, Bert [WASHBURN], Arizona; and two half-brothers, Dale [WASHBURN], Buffalo, Ind., and Ira [WASHBURN], Detroit, Mich., survive.
Funeral rites will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harrison funeral home, Rev. R. G. STRONG in charge. The body will be taken to the Linden cemetery for burial.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home.

Albert Zuhlke
Mr. and Mrs. Loren CHURCHILL and two children have been summoned to Petersburg, Ill., on account of the death of Mrs. Churchill's father, Albert ZUHLKE, who died in that city at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral services were to be held at the Zuhlke residence, Friday afternoon.

A. L. Bruce
Kewanna relatives have been apprised of the death of A. J. BRUCE, 54, who died suddenly Wednesday morning in a Detroit hospital. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen BRUCE and was reared in the Bruce Lake community.
Survivors are the widow; a daughter Susan [BRUCE]; a son Stephen [BRUCE], of 3293 Ewald Circle, Detroit, and three sisters, Mrs. Fairy ROTH, Mrs. Blanche ASH and Mrs. Fern GUISE, all of South Bend.
Funeral services are to be held in Detroit, Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Eli Brubaker
Mrs. Eli BRUBAKER, well-known resident of Rochester township, died at the Stansbury Nursing Home, this city, shortly after two o'clock this afternoon. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker resided on a farm south of this city. She was the mother of the late Purl BRUBAKER of this city. The husband and other relatives survive. A complete obituary will be published in the Thursday edition of The News-Seninel.

Guy Nightlinger
Dean NIGHTLINGER, of this city, has received word from the War Department that his brother Guy NIGHTLINGER died on November 27 in the Veterans Hospital, Alexandria, La.
Mr. Nightlinger had been in ill health since he received news some time ago that his son Ivan [NIGTLINGER] was lost at sea on the Destroyer Pope which was sunk by the Japs on March 1, 1946 [?]. More recently he received a message that his son had been rescued alive and later died of malaria and malnutrition in a Jap prison camp. The elder Nightlinger lived only a few days after he received the authentic report of his son's death.

Alva J. Cooper
Alva J. COOPER, manager of the Johnson Poultry company, died at 3:50 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn hospital, the victim of a truck-automobile collision at Metea yesterday evening.
Mrs. Arthur J. McBAY, wife of the Purdue veteran student who was driving the car involved, suffered four broken right ribs, and Mr. McBAY, 27, received lacerations and cuts on his face.
Mr. Cooper, 55, whose death resulted from a skull fracture, was driving a half-ton Dodge truck with a load of chickens north on road 25, near the junction with 16, between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
Mr. McBay told State Patrolman Estel BEMENDERFER, who investigated the accident, that as he drove south in his 1935 Pontiac coach he saw the approaching truck over the center line of the higway.
He thought the truck driver intended to make a left turn, he said, so he slowed his veicle and pulled out to the left himself. The right front part of the truck hit the right rear wheel of the automobile and turned it completely around.
Mr. Cooper fell from the truck, which continued north and crashed into a cement post.
The poultry company manager, whose home was at 330 East Ninth street, had been a produce buyer for the Johnson company 11 years, and three months ago was named manager.
He was born in Fulton Aug. 11, 1891, the son of George and Minnie (KIMBLE) COOPER. He moved from South Bend to the Rochester vicinity 24 years ago and was a member of the Moose lodge at Logansport.
His wife, who survives, is the former Anna May HOLLOWAY, whom he married Jan. 28, 1913. Also surviving are four daughters and two sons, Miss Alberta COOPER, Mrs. Pauline REED, and Mrs. Eva Belle NOLEN of Rochester; Mrs. Margaret ALSPAUCH of Macy; and Virgil [COOPER] and Robert COOPER of Rochester. Another daughter, Josephine [COOPER], preceded the father in death.
Other survivors are Mr. Cooper's mother, Mrs. Minnie LEAVELL; a sister, Miss Vada COOPER of Fulton; a brother, Harry COOPER of Rochester; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Otto [COOPER[ is dead.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Rochester Church of God, the Rev. Lloyd E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 4 o'clock Thursday aftrnoon, when the body will be taken to the residence.

Thursday, December 19, 1946

Allie Hullinger
Following a week's illness from complications Mrs. Allie HULLINGER, 80, died at 5 a.m. today at the home of her son Charles, northeast of Argos. Practically all of Mrs. Hullinger's life was spent in the vicinity of Argos.
She was born January 27, 1866, at Mentone, Ind. Her parents were Isaiah and Nancy HITSHER [HIPSHER?]. On October 27, 1880, she was married to Jacob HULLINGER, who died in 1924. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are two sons, George [HULLINGER], of Plymouth, Charles [HULLINGER], of Argos; a granddaughter, and a brother, George HITSCHER [HIPSHER ?], of Mentone.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Rev. Thomas J. LUKE of the Argos Methodist church will officiate. Interment will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body will remain at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Brubaker
Funeral services for Mrs. Eli [Elizabeth] BRUBAKER, who died Wednesday afternoon at the Stansbury Nursing Home, will be held at two p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. Benjamin THOMAS will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Born July 22, 1862, in Marshall county, the daughter of Israel and Melinda MERRILL, Mrs. Brubaker had lived in Fulton and Marshall counties most of her life. She was a member of the Methodist church at Richland Center.
Surviving is the husband, Eli, to whom she was married in this city in 1884, who resides with a granddaughter, Mrs. Dale KESSLER, Argos; one son, Robert B. [BRUBAKER], Los Angeles; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Eliza AULT, Mrs. Fred FOOR, Jacob MERRILL, all of here; four great-grandchildren. A son, [Purl Franklin] [BRUBAKER], preceded her in death.

Friday, December 20, 1946

Julia Coffing
Funeral services for Mrs. William D. [Julia] COFFING, 78, former Fulton county resident who died Thursday morning at her Logansport home, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton Evangelical United Brethren church.
The Rev. E. O. McSHERRY, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Seemingly in good health, Mrs. Coffing suffered a heart attack as she began her day's work. The body was returned to the residence this afternoon after being taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.
Born in Fountain county Dec. 23, 1868, Mrs.Coffing was the former Julia RAY, daughter of Lloyd and Sarah RAY. She was married in Fountain County 59 years ago last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Coffing lived in Fulton county from 1905 to 1909 when they moved to Logansport. She was a member of the Christian church in Fountain county.
Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie ENYART of Logansport; two sons, Ralph [COFFING] of Lucerne and Clyde [COFFING] of Brantford, Ontario; three grandchildren, Arlyn [COFFING], Donna Clee [COFFING] and Ray COFFING; and one sister, Mrs. James DICE of Fulton. Six sisters preceded her in death.

Royal D. Maddux
Royal D. MADDUX, 58, died at two a.m. Friday at the home of his son, Harold MADDUX, a half mile north of Athens. His death was caused by pneumonia. He had been in failing health for the past three years. Mr. Maddux, who was a telegrapher at Mishawaka, Ind., had been residing with his son for the past six months.
He was born April 3, 1888 at Markle, Ind. His first marriage was to Miss Edith McINTIRE and his second to Frances CONRAD.
Survivors are his wife, Frances MADDUX, of Mishawaka; the son, Harold; two grandchildren and his father.
Funeral services will be held Sunday two p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. GRIBBS will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 21, 1946

Raymond "Pete" Peterson
Raymond "Pete" PETERSON, 60, former tire and accessories dealer here, died at 8:50 o'clock Friday evening in the Dukes hospital at Peru.
He was injured five hours earlier when the auto in which he was riding went out of control and crashed into a fence along state road 16, near the Miami-Cass county line.
Mr. Peterson has lived at Perrysville for two years. His store here was on the site of Eiler's Electrical Service. He was a bachelor.
Omer RANNELLS, the driver of the automobile, was not injured.

Sarah Emma Davis
Mrs. Sarah Emma DAVIS, 78, a Rochester resident 55 years, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday at her home, 1116 Franklin street.
A victim of diabetes, she had been in poor health four years, and had been confined to her bed the last six weeks.
Mrs. Davis was born Mar. 4, 1868, in Adams township, Cass county, the daughter of Esau and Susan Jane (KINGERY) WOODHOUSE. She was married at Logansport Oct. 24, 1891, to Francis Marion DAVIS, who died 26 years ago.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the Skinner Christian church near Twelve Mile, and attended the Methodist church here. She also was a member of the Woman's Benefit Association.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vern SANDERS and Mrs. John DAMAS, and four grandchildren, Francis [SANDERS], Virginia Ann [SANDERS] and Wendell SANDERS and Gerald E. DAMAS, all of Rochester. A son, Clarence [DAVIS], two granddaughters, four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm. Monday in Grace Methodist church here, the Rev. F. R. BRIGGS, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence from Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late this afternoon.

Monday, December 23, 1946

Almeda Blackburn
Mrs. Almeda BLACKBURN, 77, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 12:10 o'clock Sunday morning at her residence at 212 W. 3rd street of complications. Mrs. Blackburn had been in ill health for several months and was seriously ill two days. She had a legion of friends throughout the county.
Born Feb. 19, 1869 in the Downs homestead, one mile south of this city on road 25, she was the daughter of William and Susan (BROWN) DOWNS. On Sept. 1, 1891, in Rochester, she was married to William E. BLACKBURN who preceded in death March 23, 1940.
Mrs. Blackburn moved to Rochester from her farm in Liberty township near Fulton several years ago.
She was the oldest member of the First Baptist church of this city in years of continuous membership, 62 in all. Mrs. Blackburn also was a member of the Mt. Zion club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Melvin RINGLE and Miss Lucy BLACKBURN of Rochster; a son, Elzie BLACKBURN, of Rochester; a brother James DOWNS of near Rochester; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY in charge. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The body was taken from the funeral home to the residence Monday morning. It will be returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning.

John "Jack" P. O'Connell
Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Trinity Evangelical church for John "Jack" P. O'CONNELL who died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from a coronary embolism.
Mr.O'Connell, a retired real estate agent and operator of a threshing outfit for rings in Aubbeenaubbee township, was walking home from the bus station upon returning from a visit to a South Bend heart specialist when he suffered the seizure. He had been in ill health for several years.
The son of Michael and Margaret O'CONNELL, he was born in Marshall county Aug. 11, 1867. He was married to Kizzie COOPER on Oct. 11, 1887. For a number of years they resided on a farm in Richland township. He was a member of the Rochester Township club.
Surviving are: the wife; four daughters, Mrs. Iva KUTZ, Huntington; Mrs. Dollie BUTTERMAN, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Rhoda PIERCE and Mrs. Paul DORSETT, Rochester; three sons, Charles [O'CONNELL], South Bend; Carl [O'CONNELL], Fowler, and Clarence O'CONNELL, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Nellie STOKES, Madison, Wis., 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the residence from the Foster funeral home.
The Rev. B. J. THOMAS will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Infant Hoff
An infant daughter born at five p.m. Sunday, Woodlawn hospital, to Roger and Nola Jean (CUNNINGHAM) HOFF, died at 8 a.m. today. Brief funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, December 24, 1946

John C. Lowe
John C. LOWE, 82, retired farmer, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clinton WELLER, half a mile south of Rochester on state road 25.
Mr. Lowe, in ill health two months, died of complications. He had lived with his daughter about a year.
A native of Miami county and a life resident of Miami and Fulton counties, Mr. Lowe was born May 3, 1864, the son of Isaac and Mary LOWE. On Oct. 30, 1884, he married Minnie PENCE, who died 15 years ago.
Mr. Lowe was a member of the former Mt. Olive Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. WELLER, Mrs. Chester WHYBREW of near Kewanna and Mrs. Ora FISHER of near Rochester; two sons, Ed [LOWE] and Isaac LOWE of Rochester; one brother, Voris LOWE of Rochester, and 20 grandchildren.
Fueral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Evangelical United Brethren church. The Rev. E. O. McSHERRY, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Frank W. Moon
Frank W. MOON, 68, well known farmer residing 10 miles west of Rochester in the Sharon church neighborhood, died at his home at 3 o'clock this morning. Death, which was attributed to complications, followed a lengthy illness. Mr. Moon had a host of friends throughout the county. He was an active worker in the Democratic party and on two occasions was a candidate in the primaries for the office of representative of the Second U.S. Congressional district.
Mr. Moon was born in Aubbeenaubbee township on January 2, 1878, and resided in the Sharon community throughout his entire life. His parents were Henry A. and Katherine (WENTZEL) MOON.
He is survived by his mother and a sister, Miss Belle MOON, who resided at his home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Moon residence. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, until 11 a.m. Thursday when it will be taken to the residence. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 25, 1946

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, December 26, 1946

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Friday, December 27, 1946

Forrest Anderson
Mrs. Myrtle ENYEART of Kewanna received word this morning of the death of her brother, Forrest ANDERSON, who died at 5 o'clock this morning in a hospital in Newport, Mich.
Mr. Anderson, who has made his home in Newport for a number of years, was critically ill in the hospital for one week. The son of Phillip and Mary ANDERSON, he was born on May 30, 1889, on what is known as the Anderson place, west of Kewanna. His boyhood and school years were spent in Kewanna and later he operated a dredging business before moving to Michigan.
Surviving are his wife, Stella MIKESELL ANDERSON, formerly of Idaville; one son, Dean ANDERSON of Wyandotte, Mich.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. ENYEART of Kewanna and Mrs. Glenn BOUNDS of Indianapolis, and one half-sister, Mrs. Almeda MOON, also of Kewanna.
The body will be brought to Kewanna Sunday afternoon and taken to Mrs. Enyeart's home west of Kewanna. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in Kewanna and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

David Turpie Davidson
Funeral services for David Turpie DAVDISON, 84, who died Christmas night at 11:50 o'clock at the Graeber Hotel, this city, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Davidson's death was due to complications which followed an illness of several  years.
He was born in Rochester on May 15, 1862, the son of William H. and Nancy SCOTT DAVIDSON. His parents were pioneers of this community. The elder Davidson built the Academy of Music building, [SW] corner Main and Fifth streets, in 1876. Mr. Davidson served as manager of the theater for a long number of years. He was twice married, first to Belle BIDDINGER and second to Cora ROWLEY. Both are deceased.
Mr. Davidson owned and operated a farm two miles northwest of this city for many years and moved to Rochester following the death of his wife a few years ago.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Martha EMRICK, of this city; a foster daughter, Mrs. Harriett HODSON of Truckee, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
The body lies in state at the Foster Funeral Home.

Lucinda Ream
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda REAM, 79, life resident of Fulton county who died in Logansport at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
The Rev Benjamin THOMAS, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friands may call at Foster funeral home until noon Saturday when the body will be taken to the church.
Mrs. Ream, who had been ill ten years, died on her sixtieth wedding anniversary. Born Feb. 1, 1867, the daugher of Owen and Mary BRAMAN, she was married Christmas Day, 1886, to John REAM. He preceded her in death, as did a sister, Mrs. John EISENMAN.
Mrs. Ream was a member of the Trinity church and the Woman's Benefit Associatin.
Mrs. Ream was a foster mother to a niece, Mrs. Donald PYLE, of Rochester, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Merle REAM, Rochester; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Isaac WYNN of Rochester; and two half-brothers Irvin BARKER of Rochester and John BRAMAN of Joliet, Ill.

Lawrence P. Castle
Lawrence P. "Friday" CASTLE of 913 Jefferson street died at 4:25 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital. His death was attributed to complications which followed as the result of a fractured pelvis which he received on September 24 while crossing Main at Ninth street.
Mr. Castle was hit by a truck driven by Hamas HAMOOD of Mishawaka, an employee of the Ball Band Rubber Co. of that city. He was removed from the hospital to his home the forepart of the current month. He began to hemorrhage a few days ago and was returned o Woodlawn Tuesday afternoon.
Lawrence Preston, son of Thomas and Emaline (ANGLEMYER) CASTLE, was born in Gilead on June 7, 1879. He had been a resident of this city since 1895 where he was a plumber. On July 17, 1906, he was married to Ora BROWN, of this city. Mr. Castle was a member of the Rochester Townsend Club. Survivors are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Lois ALEXANDER, Mrs. Emaline LOVE and Mrs. Betty GORDON, all of this city; a son, Alvah CASTLE of Mishawaka; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers and five sisters, Wilbur, Edward and Cecil CASTLE, all of South Bend; Mrs. Ethel EMMONS, Mrs. Hattie SELBY, both of South Bend, Mrs. Zella BRADBURY, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Zena LIBBY, Birchwood, Wis., and Mrs. Cynthia RALSTON of this city.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian church with Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home to the residence Friday afternoon.

William Schirm
William SCHIRM, 75, lifelong resident here, died Thursday at a Logansport hospital.
He was born Nov. 21, 1871, near Kewanna, the son of Martin and Elizabeth SCHIRM.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Minnie COCHRANE, Lakeville, Ind.; Mrs. Dorothy BRANIFF, and Robert SCHIRM, South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie EVANS and Mrs. Sadie BROOKS, of here; Mrs. Emina STEPHENS, Plymouth; six grandchildren.
The body is at the Harrison funeral chapel and rites will be there Saturday at 1:30, conductd by the Reverend Darwin LAVENGOOD. Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery near Kewanna.

Saturday, December 28, 1946

Leo Ley
Funeral services for Leo LEY, brother of Alfred LEY of Kewanna, were held in Marion, Ind., Friday and intrment was made in the Ley family lot in the Gas City cemetery.
Mr. Ley, former Kewanna resident and a veteran of World War I, was killed instantly in an auto accident near Centralia, Wash., on December 20. The deceased, who was 56 years old, was well known throughout Marion, Dyer, Ind., and Kewanna.
He is survived by three sisters and four brothers: Mrs. Elizabeth THOMPSON, Marion, Ind.; Mrs. Margaret WITMER, Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Mary NORRIS, Crescent City, Calif., Wilfred LEY, Detroit; Frank LEY, Alequefspa, Pa.; Rev. Edmund A. LEY, Dyer, Ind., who had charge of the services and Alfred LEY, Kewanna.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred LEY of Kewanna, and Capt. and Mrs. Ed LEY of Boca Raton, Fla., attended the service. Captain Ley is a nephew of the deceased. Several other nieces and nephews survive.

Monday, December 30, 1946

Joseph Hanley
Joseph HANLEY, 45, Terre Haute, who spent many summers at Lake Manitou, was killed Christmas Eve at St. James, Beaver Island, Mich., when the horse-drawn sleigh in which he and James MOONEY, 56, were riding, was struck by an automobile.
Mr. Hanley, who operated a logging camp and a tourist resort, was returning to his home after attending midnight Mass according to word received by friends here.
He also was traveling agent for the Illinois Casket Company, Chicago. Among the survivors are the widow, four adopted children and parents who reside in Terre Haute.

Jack Biggers
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Jack BIGGERS, which occurred Sunday morning in Denver, Colo. Mr. Biggers was a member of the official staff of the Cole Bros. Circus and held the position of trainmaster at the time of his death.
He has many friends in this city where he resided during the time the circus maintained its winter quarters here. Survivors are his wife, of Denver, Colo., and a daughter, who resides in Sarasota, Fla.
Funeral and burial services are to be held in Denver, Tuesday.

Lizzie Scholder
Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHOLDER, of this city, have received word of the death of Mrs. Fred [Lizzie] SCHOLDER which occurred at Los Angeles, Calif., December 24, from a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Scholder's maiden name was Lizzie BRANDT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BRANDT former residents of this city.

Tuesday, December 31, 1946

Minor Dalton Flagg
Minor Dalton FLAGG, 75, died of a heart attack at 2:15 a.m. today in his home three miles north of Rochester.
Born July 22, 1871 in Miami county, Mr. Flagg was the son of Joseph and Anna FLAGG. He married the former Anna C. WARNER Oct. 10, 1897 and moved to his home south of Argos where he farmed successfully for many years. He was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist Church.
Surviving besides the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy OVERMYER, Mrs. Freda GIBBONS both of Rochester, Mrs. Mary FREESE, LaPorte, Miss Dessie FLAGG, Argos, and Mrs. Fran BABCOCK, Culver; three sons, Clevie FLAGG, Mishawaka, Glen FLAGG, Argos, and Wayne FLAGG, Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Della LOWMAN, Argos, and Mrs. Leldora CLINE and six grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Albert VERMILLION, Darlington, at the Poplar Grove Methodist church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
The body will remain at the Grossman Funeral Home until noon Wednesday when it will be taken to the residence.

Jesse V. Ewing
Funeral services for Jesse V. EWING, 77, were held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.
Mr. Ewing succumbed Sunday morning after an illness of several months at the home of his son, Ted, one and a half miles northeast of Monterey.
Surviving are the wife, Emma [EWING]; the son, Ted [EWING]; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lena TWAIT of Hammond and Mrs. Lola BEXMAN of Cedar Lake, Ind., and a brother, Charles G. EWING of Twin Lakes, Mich.

Rosa Childers
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa A. CHILDERS, 71, Bunker Hill, mother of Mrs. Laurence SULLIVAN of this city, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Loree Brethren Church by the Rev. Arthur TINKLE, pastor. Burial will be in the Rankin cemetery.
Mrs. Childers died at 3 a.m. Sunday at the Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, after a 15-months illness.
A lifelong resident of the Bunker Hill community, Mrs. Childers was born April 15, 1875, the daughter of Jasper and Lydia (McCAMMON) BAUGHN. She was a member of the Loree Methodist Church. Her husband, William CHILDERS, died May 11, 1943.
Survivors, besides the daughter, include another daughter, Mrs. George LeMASTER, Bunker Hill; two sons, Albert CHILDERS, Fort Wayne, and Wilfred CHILDERS, Kokomo; a brother, I. A. BAUGHN, Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Ella BRADLEY, Peru; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body lies in state at the Eikenberry Funeral Home, Peru, where friends may call after 1 p.m., until the service.

Elizabeth Brandel
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth BRANDEL, 94, were held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the Foster Funeral Home with Rev. B. G. THOMAS in charge. Burial was made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Mrs. Brandel, who died Sunday at 6 a.m., was born in Marshall county on April 15, 1851. She had resided at the county farm home for some time. A nephew, Charles BROOKS of North Judson, Ind., is the sole survivor.