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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1947

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1947

Thursday, January 2, 1947

Joseph Dilsaver
Funeral services for Joseph DILSAVER, 80 who died Wednesday at his home in Akron, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the [Akron] I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born Dec. 8, 1866, in Van Wert county, Ohio, Mr. Dilsaver had lived in the vicinity of Akron for 68 years. He was a farmer and a logger. On July 3, 1896, he married Vida Arnettie CAMP.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two sons, Charles DILSAVER of Akron and Theodore DILSAVER of Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie BAHNEY of Akron; three step-children, Mrs. Fred YEAZEL of Rochester, Mrs. Cynthia FRITZ of Rochester and Mrs. Ralph RHODES of Roann; 12 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz Funeral Home to the residence today at 6 p.m.

Leon H. Neff
Last rites for Leon H. NEFF, 54, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home north of Macy, will be read at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Macy Christian Church with the Rev. William SHEWMAN, pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of Chili. Burial will be in Chili cemetery. A resident of Cass and Miami counties all his life, Mr. Neff was born June 22, 1892, at Metea. He was the son of Jesse and Karen NEFF and the husband of the former Esther FOUTS. Mr. Neff was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two sons, Richard [NEFF] and Robert [NEFF], Macy; a daughter, Marjorie McDOWELL, Lucerne; the mother; two brothers, Paul [NEFF] and Wayne [NEFF], Metea; a sister, Mrs. Jesse CUNNINGHAM, Logansport.

Friday, January 3, 1947

Ruth Dietert
Rochester relatives early today were apprised of the death of Mrs. Chester [Ruth] DIETERT, 37, which occurred Thursday morning at her home in North Judson. Mr. Dietert, an official of the North Judson city schools, found his wife dead when he returned to their home at noon yesterday for lunch. Her death was attributed to a heart attack. She had been in failing health for the past few weeks.
Mrs. Dietert was formerly Ruth BECK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl BECK, South Franklin street, this city. She was a graduate of the R.H.S and the Indiana Central College, Indianapolis. She taught schools for several years prior to her marriage to Mr. Dietert. Mrs. Dietert was a member of the United Brethren church.
Survivors are her husband; her parents, of this city, and the following brothers and sisters: Herbert BECK, of Alexandria, Va., Lester BECK of Rochester, Mrs. Vernon HOPKINS of route 2, this city, Mrs. Lawrence LARIMORE of Hammond and Earl BECK of Indianapolis.
Funeral services are to be held in North Judson Sunday afternoon.

Bonnie Scott
Miss Bonnie SCOTT, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry SCOTT of the Talma community, died early Friday morning in the City Hospital, Indianapolis.
The body of the young girl is being returned to the Foster Funeral Home, here, today. The obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Saturday's edition of the News-Sentinel.

Saturday, January 4, 1947

Bonnie Jean Scott
Funeral services for Miss Bonnie Jean SCOTT, 17, Talma high school student who died at 3:45 a.m. Friday in the City hospital Indianapolis, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Summit Methodist Chapel, six miles northeast of Tippecanoe, near Road 10. The Rev. Donald KOONTZ, pastor, will officiate.
Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until Sunday noon when the body will be taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry SCOTT, two miles east of Talma. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery.
Miss Scott had been ill for three months. She was a native of Bremen, born April 15, 1929, and had moved to the Talma community six years ago from Mentone.
Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Betty [SCOTT] and Virgina [SCOTT]; a brother, Richard Lee [SCOTT]; and the grandparents.

Monday, January 6, 1947

Charles Kring
Charles KRING, 37, trucker who lived one and one-half miles southeast of Argos, died at 7 o'clock this morning at his home after a year's illness.
Born April 2, 1909 in Marshall County, he married Violet SARBER October 4, 1925. To them were born five children, all living at home, Sulland [KRING], Donna [KRING], Charles [KRING] Jr., Mary Helen [KRING] and Michael [KRING]
Surviving besides the wife and children are the mother, Mrs. Clarence KRING; a sister, Mrs. Carrie CURTIS of Culver, and three brothers, Edward [KRING] and Nicholas KRING of Argos and Floyd KRING of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the New Oakhill cemetery.

Lillian Bruce
Mrs. J. L. HOESEL of near Leiters Ford has received word of the death of Mrs. Lillian BRUCE, which occurred Thursday morning at her residence in Crown Point, Ind.
Mrs. Bruce was the wife of Otto J. BRUCE, former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township. The couple celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last May 16.
Funeral services were held in Crown Point Sunday and burial was made in a Crown Point cemetery.

Donald R. Foerg
Logansport, Jan. 6. - Donald R. FOERG, of route 1, Star City, was killed at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when his 1935 Ford skidded on the ice of road 35 two miles north of Royal Center, and was hit by a tractor-trailer loaded with 11 tons of potatoes.
Foerg, 24 years old, was a war veteran.
His death was instantaneous from a crushed head.
Mr. Foerg's wife is the former Wilmetta GREGORY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omer GREGORY of this city.
The fatality becomes the first of the year for Cass county, having occurred just 200 yards inside the Cass-Pulaski line.
Going north enroute home from Logansport, Foerg was alone in the car.
A Pennsy freight train on the paralleling tracks, was pouring out smoke which hung low over the highway.
As Foerg entered the smoke, two tractor-trailers owned by the Venasia company of Indianapolis, were going south meeting Foerg.
Finding his visibility reduced, Foerg apparently hit the brake, causing his vehicle to skid. It sideswiped the first of the tractors, driven by Richard SINKTON, Indianapolis, and was spun around.
The car then slid into the path of the second tractor, driven by James MEREDITH, 39, of 1121 South Kenwood, Indianapolis, and was struck on the right side just in front of the side door.
Foerg was thrown completely out of the car and into the center of the highway. The tractor-trailer went into a ditch but did not upset, and the Foerg car stopped on the right side of the highway in the other ditch, a comlete loss.
Meredith sustained a sprained side, he said.
The victim was a flying student in Logansport under the GI bill and had soloed 45 minutes Saturday from a local field. He apparently was on his way home when he met death by automobile accident.
It was said he has been employed at Royal Center making house trailers.
Funeral services will be conducted in St. Joseph's Church in Winamac at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. The body now is at the Kennedy Funeral home in Winamac.

Tuesday, January 7, 1947

[no obits]

Wednesday, January 7, 1947

Porter Coy Kendall
Word has been received here of the death of Porter Coy KENDALL of South Bend in a Long Beach, Calif., hospital. Mrs. Coy Kendall is the former Helen RICHARDSON, sister of Dr. Charles RICHARDSON of this city.
The funeral will be conducted in South Bend Saturday. The body will be flown back from California.

Maggie May Miller
Mrs. Maggie May MILLER, 75, died at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday in her home at 626 1/2 Main street.
Mrs. Miller had been in ill health for several years and was seriously ill one week.
Born May 7, 1871, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Charles and Rebecca RAYMER FARRAR. Mrs. Miller, a resident of Rochester for 42 years, was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, Robert Lee MILLER, died in 1939.
Survivors include a daughter, Miss Belva L. MILLER, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. C. F. OLIVER, Rochester, and Mrs. Frank H. WAITE, Peru, and a number of nieces and nephews. A daughter, two brothers, and three sisters preceded her in death.
Last rites will be read by the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pastor of the Christian Church, at 2 p.m., Friday in the Miller residence. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery at Macy.
The body will be returned from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home this afternoon to the home.

Perry Fuller and
Frances Mae Youdell

Funeral services for Perry FULLER, 63, Watervliet, Mich., who was killed in a train-auto wreck Sunday, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Hutchins Funeral Home at Watervliet. Burial will be made at Tippecanoe where a service will be held at the White Church at 2 p.m.
A granddaughter, Miss Frances Mae YOUDELL, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward YOUDELL, Watervliet, also was killed in the wreck.
Mr. Fuller formerly resided in Tippecanoe and on farms in Newcastle Township, Claypool, and Silver Lake.
The granddaughter was killed instantly; however Mr. Fuller did not die until one and a half hours later in a Watervliet hospital.
Mr. Fuller was born in Claypool June 6, 1883, and was an employee of the Clark Equipment Company Buchanan, Mich.
He is survived by his widow, two daughters, and a son.

Thursday, January 9, 1947

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Friday, January 10, 1947

Ray Haag
Word has been received that services for Ray HAAG, who died Tuesday, were conducted Thursday at Lafayette, Tenn.
Mr. Haag was born in Kewanna. He operated a circus with headquarters in Tennessee. He began circus work when he was 16 years of age.

Saturday, January 11, 1947

Avanda Hickle
Mrs. Etta RANS received word Friday of the death of her step-mother, Mrs. Avanda HICKLE, at Mishawaka, Ind., where she was making her home with a brother, Harry De POY. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. HICKLE lived at Kewanna, Ind., for many years. Two children, Mrs. Jack CAHILL of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Allen McKINNEY of Seattle, Wash., and six step-children survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lang and Fry Funeral Home in Winamac where friends are invited to call.

Victor Allen
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Victor ALLEN, which occurred Thursday evening at his home in Libertyville, Ill. Mr. Allen was vice-president of the AMMCO Corporation of North Chicago. He and Mrs. Allen had often spent their week-ends at Lake Manitou with local friends. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Monday, January 13, 1947

Stella Simmons
Betty Smith
Winston Turner and
Paul Robertson

Culver, Ind., Jan. 13. - Four children drowned Saturday night in Lake Maxinkuckee after falling through a hole in the ice.
The dead are Stella SIMMONS, 15, and Betty SMITH, 13, both of Culver, and Winston TURNER, 14, and Paul ROBERTSON, 13, both of Chicago.
Elnora TURNER, 10, sister of Winston, also fell into the open water but pulled herself over the edge of the ice.
The four children who drowned slid under the ice and had no chance to escape.
Culver firemen led by Chief Dave BURNS stretched ladders across the ice and recovered the bodies with gaff hooks. Artificial restoration failed to revive the children.
Burke said the boys and girls apparently had started out on a skating party and fell into the open stretch of water while testing the ice.
All the children attended school in Culver and lived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd SMITH, parents of Betty Smith.

Rex Rouch
Funeral services for Rex ROUCH, 50, Rochester, who died Saturday afternoon in a Bluffton hospital, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Harry BAILEY, pastor. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Graveside services will be in charge of American Legion and the Eagles Lodge.
Mr. Rouch, who had been ill five weeks and in a serious condition since submitting to major surgery Dec. 21, died of uremic poisoning.
A life resident of Rochester, Mr. Rouch was born Nov. 17, 1896, the son of George and Marietta ROUCH. He was graduated from Rochester High school and on July 15, 1942, married the former Agnes CRIST.
A poultry buyer for many years, he was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges and the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post. He was custodian of the Manitou Aerie Eagles lodge rooms during the last six years.
Survivors include the wife and three children by a former marriage: Mrs. Ernest SHIVELY, Miss Verla ROUCH and Wilbert ROUCH, Rochester; a grandson, Rex Roger ROUCH, Rochester; a stepson, Ralph CRIST, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl BLUE, Chicago, Mrs. Mae FUGATE, Rochester; two brothers, Arthur ROUCH, San Antonio, Tex., and "Jerry" ROUCH of Rochester.
The body lies in state at the residence on the southwest side of Lake Manitou.

Tuesday, January 14, 1947

Oren Doud
Oren DOUD, 61, a native of Fulton, died Monday night in the home of his nephew, Delbert DOUD, Detroit.
He had been ill a year.
Mr. Doud was born January 11,1886, near Fulton and was the son of Brenton and Mary DOUD. He lived in South Bend 30 years and then moved to Detroit where he spent the remainder of his life. While in South Bend, he worked at the Studebaker plant 27 years.
Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Rose GARRETT DOUD, three sisters, Mrs. Nora KENT, Mrs. Mabel REED of Fulton, and Mrs. Pearl MILLER of Terre Haute, and four brothers, Archie DOUD of Monticello, Will DOUD of Milford, Ill., Bert DOUD of South Bend and Harve DOUD of Bluffton.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire Funeral Home by the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be returned to the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton from Detroit Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 15, 1947

William H. Bick
Last rites for William H. BICK, 95, who died Tuesday afternoon, will be read at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. George CRANE. Burial will be in the Citizens' Cemetery.
Mr. Bick, a retired farmer, died in the home of his son Clyde BICK, one-half mile west of Rochester. He had lived with his son the past 12 years.
The son of John and Sarah BICK, he was born June 9, 1851, in Akron, Ohio. Mr. Bick came here when he was 23 years old and in 1884 he married Hannah M. WHITE who preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Survivors, besides the son, include a daughter, Mrs. Flossie RAMSEY, Warsaw; a brother, Charles BICK, Lewiston, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until time for the services.

Dwelly Snodgrass
Services for Dwelly SNODGRASS, 80, who died Tuesday morning in a Logansport hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire Chapel at Fulton by the Rev. E. Y. EDDINGS, Peru. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy.
A life resident of Macy, Mr. Snodgrass as born in Sheldon, Ill., Aug. 28, 1866, the son of James and Esther SNODGRASS. Mrs. Harry SHEETS, Peru, a niece is the only survivor. A sister, Margaret [SNODGRASS], died Dec. 2, 1946.
James Q. Barcus
Word was received here today from members of the family of the death on January 10 of James Q. BARCUS, 89, at his home in Albany, N.Y. He was a former resident of Rochester where he engaged in the life insurance business. He left here about 45 years ago and resided in Indianapolis, then moved to Albany. He visited in Rochester at intervals and has a number of friends here. All members of the Barcus family here passed on years ago.
Funeral services were held in Albany with buriel in the cemetery there.
A prominent figure in Albany civic life for the past 45 years, Mr. Barcus is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah W. EMMONS BARCUS, 91, Lancaster street; a daughter, Mrs. Joe. R MORRISON of this city, and a granddaughter, Mrs. C. CONGER, St. Augustine, Fla.
Mr. Barcus was born in New Lisbon, Ohio, and moved to Albany in 1902. He entered retirement 10 years ago after being manager of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance company for 35 years.
He was a member of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Mohawk Golf club, the Schnectedy, New York State Historical Association, Century club of Ogdensburg and Fort Schuyler club of Utica.

Thursday, January 16, 1947

George W. Olds
George W. OLDS, 76, better known to local residents as "Wash," died Wednesday in his rooming house at South Bend.
Mr. Olds lived here many years prior to moving to South Bend. He married Rose OVERMYER, who preceded him in death in 1937.
Funeral services will be in South Bend Friday and burial will be in Rochester.

Friday, January 17, 1947

Gabriel Leffert
Gabriel LEFFERT, 83, died Thursday afternoon at is home one mile north of Argos after a 10 months illness.
A life resident of Argos and vicinity, Mr. Leffert was born March 15, 1863, in Green township just two miles from his present home. In 1880 he married Sivialla FELKERT who preceded him in death in 1943.
He was a farmer and a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church at Plymouth.
Survivors include two sons, Harmon LEFFERT, Plymouth, Andrew LEFFERT, Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Constanic JONES, Bourbon, Mrs. Essie MORRILL, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Marion LINDOO and Mrs. Tonatic JOHNSON, both of Ladysmith, Wis.; three half-brothers, Harmon [LEFFERT], Logansport, Chris [LEFFERT], Lafayette, and Peter [LEFFERT], San Francisco, Calif.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Alice BALL, Plymouth, and Mrs. Bertha Bertha [sic]; Marion; 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Michael's Church in Plymouth by the Rev. L. A. EBERLE with burial in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos until Sunday morning when it will be removed to the residence.

Mrs. Dayton Olinger
L. D. HARTMAN of this city today received word of the death of Mrs. Dayton OLINGER, 60, North Manchester, which occurred Thursday evening in a Wabash, Ind., hospital.
The Olingers were former residents of this ciy. Mr. Olinger at that time was an employee of the Young Lumber Co., which was situated south of East Ninth street along the Nickel Plate right-of-way. The family left here over a score of years ago.
Funeral services are to be held at the Olinger home in North Manchester, Sunday afternoon.

Anna Adelle Ross
Mrs. William P. [Anna Adelle] ROSS, a pioneer resident of Rochester, died Thursday evening, five o'clock at Woodlawn hospital. Her death was attributed to injuries she suffered in a fall from her chair in her home, 819 Madison street, December 13, Mrs. Ross had been a patient at the hospital since December 17. She had a host of friends throughout Rochester and surrounding community.
Anna Adelle [HEFFLEY], daughter of Samuel and Sarah (PENCE) HEFFLEY, was born in Rochester on August 25, 1866. Her father for a long number of years was engaged in the wagon and harness making business in this city. William P ROSS, her husband, one of the owners of the old Ross Bros. Foundry and former councilman, preceded her in death April 25, 1944. A son, Walter ROSS, died on December 20, 1935.
Mrs. Ross was a member of the Rochester Methodist church, the Victoria Reading Circle and the Rebekah lodge.
Survivors are three grandchildren, William D. ROSS, of Purdue University, Barbara [ROSS] and Thelma ROSS, of Dallas, Tex.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Paul LEY, of Dallas, Texas and a number of nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Mrs. Ed MERCER, Mrs. John SMITH and Mrs. William COOPER, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home, 1118 South Main st., this city, Saturday 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, January 18, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, January 20, 1947

Ostinell A. Davis
Ostinell A. DAVIS, 80, a pioneer citizen of this city, died at five o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 1430 South Monroe street. He had been in ill health since August 28, 1946 suffering from heart trouble and complications.
Mr. Davis, who was an attorney and abstractor, served as county prosecutor a number of years ago and at one time he and his brother, Fred DAVIS, of Jeffersonville, Ind., owned and operated the Colonial Hotel, on the north shore of Lake Manitou. He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the northern section of Indiana.
Ostinell A., son of John M. and Catherine PACKER DAVIS was born March 20, 1866 on a farm near Tiosa. Mr. Davis had been married three times. His last marriage was to Fern Marie TEMPLE, of Anderson, Ind. She preceded him in death in 1941. He was a member of the Tiosa Lutheran church.
Surviving are: a son, Ostinell T. DAVIS, Rochester; three daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs. Josephine EWALT, Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Mary SMITH, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Kathleen KINNAMAN, Baltimore, Md.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Esphres TROCHLER, Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Verna ROLLINGS, Rockford, Ill.; four brothers, Dr. Fred W. DAVIS, Jeffersonville, Ind., Vernon J. [DAVIS], Buffalo, N.Y., Charles A. [DAVIS], Mishawaka, Ind., and Henry A. [DAVIS], Louisville, Ky.
A son, John William [DAVIS], was killed in an automobile accident in 1942.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William J. SCHROER in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body remains at the Zimmerman Brothers mortuary where friends may call.

Jesse Stuntz
Plymouth, Ind., Jan. 20. - Jesse STUNTZ, 51, prominent Bourbon twp. farmer and turkey raiser was instantly killed Saturday and his car was demolished when it was struck by the westbound Pennsylvania Trail Blazer at the Weimer crossing about three miles west of Bourbon.
The frame of the car was hurled about 168 feet west of the crossing along the south edge of U.S. Road 30 and parts of the car were strewn along the side of the road.
Mr. Stuntz, who was alone in the car, was driving north over the crossing at the time of the fatal mishap. He had just left his home, about a half-mile south of the crossing, and was enroute to the Faulkner Machine Shop near Bourbon.
The body was removed by the Robbins ambulance to Bourbon and later taken to the Danielson & VanGilder Funeral Home in Plymouth. Mr. Stuntz is survived by his wife, Iva [STUNTZ]; a daughter, Mrs. Paul SELLERS, Bourbon, and two sons, Robert STUNTZ, in the U. S. Army, and Wayne STUNTZ, at home; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth STUNTZ; and three sisters, Mrs. Edna HAAG, Virginia, Miss Sharon STUNTZ, Plymouth, Chloe HYDE of LaPaz and Erwin STUNTZ of Bremen.
Mr. Stuntz was born in German Township and had lived near Bourbon for 12 years. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren and a veteran of World War I.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Anna Adelle Ross
Among the out-of-town people who attended funeral services for Mrs. William P. [Anna Adelle] ROSS, which were held Saturday at the Thacker and Sharpe Funeral Home, were Mrs. Earl HATHAWAY of Hammond and Mr. and Mrs. Roy COOPER of Kankakee, Ill.

Tuesday, January 21, 1947

Rosa Alice Childers
Mrs. Rosa Alice CHILDERS, 53, who lived near Beaver Dam, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday after surgery at the McDonald Hospital in Warsaw.
She was the daughter of Henry and Ella COLLINS and was born September 19, 1893. She was married to William [CHILDERS], February 22, 1906.
Survivors, besides the husband, include two daughters, Mrs. Mary CHANLEY, Burnettsville, and Mrs. Mildred WOLF, Warsaw, and two granddaughters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH in the Moyer Funeral Home at Akron. Burial will be in the Pittsburgh cemetery at Delphi.

Wednesday, January 22, 1947

[no obits]

Thursday, January 23, 1947

Arthur H. Caslow
Arthur H. [CASLOW], 64, was found dead at 3 p.m. Wednesday by his wife, Mrs. Teresa CASLOW, at their residence in Argos.
She discovered his body by an outbuilding.
Mr. Casmow was born in Rochester, March 31, 1882, and was the son of David and Clara CASLOW. A retired farmer, he married Teresa FISH Feb. 4, 1913. He had lived at Argos 24 years.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a son, Donald CASLOW, Bourbon; a daughter, Mrs. Clara NICHOLS, Detroit, Mich; two sisters, Mrs. William TERRY, Tell City, and Mrs. Orville DUNLAP, Battle Creek, Mich.; and one brother, Ernest CASLOW, Rochester.
The body lies in state at the Grossman Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by the Rev. T. M. SUMMERVILLE, South Bend. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Friday, January 24, 1947

Floyd Mogle
Floyd MOGLE, 63, Plymouth, died Thursday afternoon at the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth after a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Mogle is the son of Walter and Minnie GREEN MOGLE. He was a member of the United Brethren church in Plymouth.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Roy POWNALL, Plymouth; two sons, Eugene MOGLE, Indianapolis, and Eldon MOGLE, who is attending Indiana University at Bloomington; two sisters, Mrs. Harley McCROSKEY and Mrs. Leo EASH, Rochester.
Funeral services will be at Danielson's Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth. Burial will be at the Shaffer cemetery at Kewanna.

Carrie Smith
Rochester friends of Mrs. Carrie SMITH, formerly of this city, have received word of her death Thursday at her home in Porter, Ind.
Her husband, the Rev. Lloyd SMITH, was pastor of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church here from 1934 until 1938.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Porter with burial services at Indianapolis.

F. M. Rowe
Funeral services for F. M. ROWE, who passed away 4:20 a.m. Thursday at his home in Plymouth, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in the Daniel [sic] Funeral Home. Mr. Rowe was the father of Mrs. Fred JORDAN, of this city.

Saturday, January 25, 1947

Ezra LEEDY, 74, who lives one mile north of Tiosa, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning in Woodlawn Hospital after a six weeks illness.
Mr. Leedy was born Aug. 14, 1872, in Fulton county and was the son of Mannaseh and Margaret LEEDY. He married Cora Ellen ABNER in September, 1904, and later married Mrs. May SHERLAND.
A retired farmer, Mr. Leedy was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist Church and a member of the IOOF Lodge at Richland Center.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a step-granddaughter, Jeannette HABAUGH, South Bend; two brothers, Charles [LEEDY] and Bert [LEEDY], both of Rochester; one niece, and two nephews.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Richland Center Methodist Church by the Rev. Mr. THOMAS, Farmland. Burial will be at the Richland Center cemetery.
The body will be removed from the Foster Brothers [sic] Funeral Home to the Residence Sunday noon.

Monday, January 27, 1947

Cordelia A. Cook
Mrs. Cordelia A. COOK died on her ninety-first birthday anniversary Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dean MOW, R.R. 6, Rochester.
She was born Jan. 26, 1856 in Wells county near Bluffton and lived in Lafayette several years. From there she moved to Marshall county where she resided until three years ago when she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Mow.
Mrs. Cook was a member of the Washington Methodist Church in Union township in Marshall county for many years and also of the Walnut Church of the Brethren near the Mow home.
She had been married three times. Her husbands, James RATLIFF, Steven EDWARDS, and John COOK, preceded her in death.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. George STITZER, West Lafayette; a nephew, Charles LUSK, Bluffton; a niece, Jennie OSBORNE, Bluffton; and a step-daughter, Mrs. George CRABB, Culver.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Walnut Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Kenneth LONG. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery in Union township in Marshall county.
The body will be taken to the Mow residence from the Easterday Funeral Home Tuesday noon.

Alice Clayton
Mrs. Alice CLAYTON, 82, a pioneer resident of this city, died 2 a.m. Sunday morning at her home 1101 South Madison street. Mrs. Clayton had been in ill health for the past nine weeks. She was an active worker in the Christian church and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout this community.
Mrs. Clayton was born in Fulton county on November 29, 1864. Her parents were Marion and Isabell (PENCE) YOUNG. On December 23, 1891, she was married to Samson CLAYTON, who preceded in death in 1921.
She was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George NICHOLSON, Elkhart, Miss Ruth CLAYTON, at home; a brother, Frank R. YOUNG, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Perry MOONY, Logansport, Mrs. Bessie RICHARDSON, Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Myrtle BAKER, Mata, Calif.; four grandchildren, Clayton NICHOLSON, Baltimore, Md., William NICHOLSON, Chicago, Mary NICHOLSON, Elkhart, and Martha Van Den DRIESSCHE, Mishawaka, and three great-grandchildren.
Rites will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Rochester Christian church. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pastor of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery, here. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Julia Anne Morningstar
Following an illness of six weeks, Mrs. Julia Anne MORNINGSTAR, a lifelong resident, 122 West Seventh street, this city, died Sunday morning at 1 o'clock at the Stansbury Nursing home in southeast Rochester. Mrs. Morningstar had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Julia Anne, daughter of John and Sarah (O'NEAL) PHILLIPS, was born on a farm near Plymouth, Ind., February 24, 1885 [sic]. In 1874 she was married to Hiram MORNINGSTAR in a ceremony held at Argos. Mrs. Morningstar was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and was active in the affairs of that organization until ill health forced her retirement.
The following nieces survive: Mrs. Grace NUSBAUM, Warsaw; Mrs. May BASSETT, Monticello; Mrs. Ella HULL, Mishawaka, and a great-niece, Mrs. Ruth (BRINKMAN) MORGAN, Indianapolis. Her husband and a son Charles [MORNINGSTAR] preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Frank BRIGGS of the Methodist church will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

James Edwin Carruthers
James Edwin CARRUTHERS, 20, Purdue sophomore and former Rochester high school basketball player, crashed to his death in a rented plane at 12:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the front yard of the Claude ALSPACH home, 60 rods from the farm home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold "Hurd" CARRUTHERS, three miles southeast of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Alspach and the victim's parents were the first to reach the scene following the crash and as soon as the door of the crumpled ship was opened they recognized the youth and saw that death had been instantaneous.
Tillman WILSON and Harvey KEIM, neighbors of the Carruthers family, who were watching the Carruthers youth circling the home of his parents stated the engine apparently went "dead" and the plane nose-dived into the soft lawn at a point about 25 feet from the Alspach residence.
The youth, who was a sophomore in the School of Aeronautics at Purdue University, left Halsmer Flying Service airport, Lafayette at 11:45 a.m. on a trip to Rochester. His parents attracted by the drone of the motor of the low-flying plane went outside their home and waved at their son and in a moment after they returned inside their home they heard the crash.
The ship a single motored Aeronica monoplane was standing on its nose about half [way] from U.S. Road 31 pavement and the front porch of the Alspach residence. The propellor and the nose of the monoplane was embedded about three feet in the soft earth.
Coroner Dean K. STINSON who was summoned to the scene said death was caused by a broken neck and chest injuries. State Trooper Estel BEMENDERFER and Sheriff Laurence NORRIS investigated the tragedy and directed traffic. Mechanics from the Halsmer Flying Service and the Rochester Flying Service dismantled the wreckage of the plane and removed it to the Rochester airport Hangar Sunday evening.
Robert JACKSON and A. J. BEHRENS of the Civil Aeronautics Administration of South Bend were in Rochester late Sunday afternoon investigating the cause of the crash.
James Edwin, son of Harold and Cecile (KELLEY) CARRUTHERS was born on a farm near Rochester, March 28, 1926. He was a graduate of the Rochester High School Class of 1944 and was a star player on the Zebra basketball squad during his school years. Following his graduation he served 20 months in U. S. Air Corps and upon his discharge he entered the eronautics School at Purdue University where he was a sophomore.
James was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, the Leroy Shelton Post of American Legion, The Rochester IOOF Lodge and the Manitou Saddle club.
Survivors are his parents, a sister, Catherine [CARRUTHERS], at home, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan KELLEY, of this city; a grandmother, Mrs. Daisy ALSPACH, of North Manchester and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Baptist church. Rev. Harry BAILEY assisted by the American Legion will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home up until five p.m. Tuesday at which time it will be removed to the parents' home southeast of Rochester. Friends may call at either the funeral home or the Carruthers residence.

Ezra Leedy
Funeral services were conducted today for Ezra LEEDY, 74, who died Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, at the Richland Center Methodist Church.
The News-Sentinel was incorrectly informed Saturday in listing the survivors. His second wife, Mrs. May SHERLAND LEEDY, preceded him in death 11 years.

Tuesday, January 28, 1947

Thomas Gocking
Thomas GOCKING, 68, died at the St. Elizabeth Hospital at Danville, Ill., Monday afternoon about 5:30. He had been ill for over a year. He is the father of Earl GOCKING, superintendent of the Barnhart-Van Trump Co. Mr. Gocking is survived by his wife, Laura [GOCKING], and his son.
The deceased lived at Hoopston, Ill., all of his life and burial will be from the Harry Hamilton Funeral Home in that city. Earl Gocking left for Hoopston on notice of his father's death and his family will go there Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Lynn Meredith Lavengood
Friends and relatives of Lynn Meredith LAVENGOOD received word of his death last Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital at Lexington, Ky., after an illness of 18 months. He contracted pneumonia last week which resulted in his death.
Mr. Lavengood was a representative of the Standard Oil Company of Kentucky. He formerly worked for the Standard Oil Company here.
He is survived by the widow, Lillian (WEIRICK) LAVENGOOD, his mother, Mrs. William H. LAVENGOOD of Kokomo and three sisters, Mrs. Haven RICE and Mrs. Mildred WIEDRICK [?] of Kokomo and Mrs. C. RUNYAN of Peru.
Mr. Lavengood was a veteran of World War I and a former member of the local LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post.
Funeral services will be at Peru on Friday. The body will lie at the Wise Funeral Home in Peru. Funeral arranements are not yet completed.

John Sutton
Elmer SUTTON, Rochester, received word today that his father, John SUTTON, had died at his home in Independence, Mo. Funeral services will be conducted there Thursday.

Charles Alspach
Ephriam ALSPACH, of Leiters Ford, has received word of the recent death of his brother, Charles ALSPACH, 67, of New Sioux City, Neb.
Mr. Alspach was born and reared in Miami county and has many friends throughout Fulton cvounty. He is survived by his widow, son, step-daughter, three brothers, Ephriam [ALSPACH], Alfred [ALSPACH], Plymouth; Lester [ALSPACH], of Montana and other relatives.

Anna Cromey
Mrs. Anna CROMEY, 27, wife of Joseph CROMEY, who lives eight miles south of Argos, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth.
She had been ill three weeks and had undergone surgery a few days before her death.
Mrs. Cromey was born May 19, 1919, in Nokrian, Yugoslavia. She came to America at the age of five with her parents, Andrew and Katherine SCHURO, Argos, and lived for a number of years in North Judson. She and her husband were married August 16, 1941. Mrs. Cromey was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Plymouth.
Survivors, besides the husband and parents, include a son, Joseph Andrew CROMEY, and a daughter, Kathleen Carol [CROMEY], and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine SCHLEICH and Mrs. Mary CROMEY, both of Argos.
Services will be conducted in the St. Michael's Church at 9 a.m Friday by the Rev. L. E. EBERLY, pastor. Burial will be in New Oakhill cemetery in [Plymouth].

Thursday, January 30, 1947

James E. Carruthers
Funeral services for James E. CARRUTHERS, airplane crash victim, which were held Wednesday afternoon, taxed the seating capacity of the Baptist church.
Out-of-town relatives and friends of the deceased present were: Mr. and Mrs. A. W. ROBINSON and family of Cement City, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. M. E. CARRUTHERS and family of MIddletown, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. HAYES and family of Sycamore, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter ROCKEY and son of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. KELLEY of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Fred KISSINGER and son of North Manchester; Mrs. Dennis SMITH and son of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Frank YEAZEL of Alvin, Ill.; Mrs. John DORAN of Champaign, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold MANN, Mr. and Mrs. Russell YOUNG, Mr. and Mrs. Louis MAURY, Mrs. Charles GERNAND, all of Rossville, Ill.; Mrs. Emerson SCHOLL of Arrowsmith, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Fay NEIDLINGER of Culver; Mr. and Mrs. L. N. NEIDLINGER of Plymouth; Mrs. Ned HAYES of Marion, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. COOK of Macy; Mrs. Nora BRADEN of Twelve Mile.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard FEATHERSTONE, Mr. and Mrs. Grant MERRILL, Mrs. Florence HARNESS, Mr. and Mrs. Owen FISHER, Mr. and Mrs. Joe SHAFER, Mrs. Jennie WALKER, Mr. and Mrs. Ward MERRILL, all of Galveston, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Lester HARNESS, Miss Helen HARNESS, all of Burlington, Ind.; James CAREY of Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Russell SWINFORD of Elwood, Ind.; Paul BURNS and John HELT of Wabash, Ind.
Joanne NEWCOMB, Mary Jo SOWERS, Parke BAXTER, Bud CHURCH, Bill WEAVER, Jack OWEN, Max PETERSON, Roscoe FINCH, Gilmore ABULANALP, all of Purdue University; Gale BARTER of Notre Dame University; Luanne ZIMMERMAN and Alberta GLASSLEY of Ball State Teacher's College; June MATHIAS and Frances CASTLEMAN of Manchester College.
Pallbearers were Richard KINDIG, Harley DENTON, Robert JACKSON, Gilmore ABULANALP, Richard CLARY, Don REED and Willis NICKELL.

Friday, January 31, 1947 to Saturday, February 1, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, February 3, 1947

William Dennis Wagoner
William Dennis WAGONER, 71, died at 2:10 a.m. today at his home three and one-half miles northeast of Rochester.
He had been ill for one and a half years.
Mr. Wagoner was born October 5, 1876, the son of John and Amanda McMAHAN WAGONER. He was a lifelong resident and farmer of Fulton county. He married Hulda M. ANDERSON February 9, 1901.
Survivors, besides the wife, include four sons, Herman [WAGONER] and William [WAGONER], Rochester, Franklin [WAGONER], South Bend, and Edward WAGONER, Plymouth; one daughter, Anna [WAGONER], at home; three grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. Three children preceded Mr. Wagoner in death.

Bruce Lowman
Bruce LOWMAN, 68, former resident of Argos, passed away Sunday at 10:30 p.m. at his home 617 E. LaPorte St., Plymouth. Death resulted from a heart ailment following two days illness.
Mr. Lowman was born in Culver on May 9, 1878. His parents were Samuel and Jane LOWMAN. His first marriage was to Rhena SAVAGE who preceded in death in 1918. In Nov. 29, 1924 he was married to Lola GICK, who survives. Mr. Lowman was a member of the Culver I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors are his wife; a stepson, Earl SMITH, of South Bend; two grandchildren and seven nieces.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor of the Argos Methodist church will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Betty Yike Hatfield
Mrs. Betty YIKE HATFIELD, 24, formerly of Rochester, died today in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
She was born in Rochester June 2, 1922, the daughter of John L. YIKE of this city. She was married to William HATFIELD, South Bend, December 20, 1941.
Survivors, besides the husband and parents, include two sisters, Mrs. Leon BABCOCK, South Bend, Mrs. Byron SMITH, Decatur; a brother, James [YIKE], Indianapolis; a step-brother, John YIKE, Rochester, and a step-sister, Miss Carolyn YIKE, Rochester.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hollis Funeral Home in South Bend with the Rev. O. T. STARROW officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

Tuesday, February 4, 1947

Grover Baugher
Grover BAUGHER, former Argos citizen, died Monday evening at his home in Geneva, Ill. He had been in ill health for the past 18 months.
Mr. Baugher was the son of Michael and Sarah BAUGHER. His wife, Pearl BAUGHER, preceded him in death on January 19, 1941. They moved from Argos to Illinois a number of years ago.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Elmer FISH of Port Huron, Mich.; a son, George BAUGHER of Illinois, and a sister, Mrs. Alma McGRIFF of West Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ernest TREBER will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. The body will arrive in Argos this evening, and will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

William Dennis Wagoner
Funeral services for William Dennis WAGONER, 71, who died Tuesday at his home three and one-half miles northeast of the city, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church by the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pastor. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, February 5, 1947

Nora Naomi Overmyer
Mrs. Nora Naomi OVERMYER, 75, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold ANDERSON, eight miles northwest of Rochester.
She had been ill six weeks. Her home was at 430 West Ninth street.
Mrs. Overmyer was born June 11, 1871, the daughter of Edward and Lina MEDBOURNE and was a life resident of Rochester. She was married to Ambrose OVERMYER in September of 1891. He preceded her in death in 1927. She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist Church.
Survivors besides the daughter, include four sons, Harry [OVERMYER], Alpha [OVERMYER] and Clarence OVERMYER, Rochester, and William OVERMYER, Laketon; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel EBEL, LaPorte, and Mrs. Alice FAULKNER, Plymouth; thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A son, Howard [OVERMYER], also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Richland Center Methodist church by the Rev. H. L. ADAMS, Hobart. Burial will be at the Richland Center Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The body will be returned to the home of Mrs. ANDERSON Thursday noon from the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

Thursday, February 6. 1947

R. W. Sorenson
Mrs. Cecil FENSTERMAKER has received word of the death of R. W. SORENSON, Gary, which occurred after a head-on auto collision near Waukegan, Ill. Mrs. Sorenson is the former Winifred ANDERSON who has many friends here. Mr. Sorenson is survived by two small sons besides his wife.

William DuBois
William DuBOIS, 80, died today at the Ewing Nursing Home. He had been in ill health for the last year.
The body was removed to the Kline Funeral Home at Denver and will be returned Friday to the Home of a daughter, Mrs. Leo AMBLER, Macy.
Survivors included two more daughters. They are Mrs. Ora BUSSERT, Rochester, and Mrs. C. A. ANDERSON, South Bend; and three sons, Briggs DuBOIS, Fort Wayne, Robert DuBOIS, Albion, and Thomas DuBOIS, Macy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mud Lake Chapel at Macy.

Berdella Swihart
Akron residents have received word of the death of Mrs. Berdella SWIHART, 69, who died Wednesday in the West Washington hospital in Tacoma, Wash., after an eight-year illness.
Mrs. Swihart was born in Akron January 16, 1878, the daughter of Abe and Sarah KLINE. She lived there all of her life with the exception of the last six years. She married Frank E. SWIHART in 1898 at Beaver Dam.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a daughter, Mrs. Beulah HOWARD, Centralia, Wash.; two sons, Russell [SWIHART] and Charles SWIHART, Akron, and fourteen grandchildren.
The body will be returned to the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Friday, February 7, 1947

Berdella
Funeral services for Mrs. Berdella SWIHART, 69, formerly Akron, who died in a Tacoma, Wash., hospital Wednesday, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz Funeral home. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body is being brought here by train and then to Akron for services.

Ephriam Arthur Shireman
Following an illness of several months duration, Ephriam Arthur SHIREMAN, 77, died at 3:20 a.m. today at his home, 211 East 14th street, this city. His death was attributed to a heart ailment. Mr. Shireman had been a resident of Rochester for nearly 50 years and had many friends through the city and county.
He was born in Cass county, Indiana, on May 15, 1869. His parents were Jacob and Martha Elizabeth (BOCKOVER) SHIREMAN. He was married to Emma BRINEY, April 18, 1897, at Richland Center. The Shiremans moved to Rochester 49 years ago, and for a number of years Mr. Shireman was employed by the L. M. Brackett Wholesale Grocery here. In later years, he was employed at the city hall. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church and for many years was a member of the Rochester Citizens band.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Carl [SHIREMAN] of Ligonier, Ind., and Howard [SHIREMAN] of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Lola MARTIN of Stanford, Conn., and Mrs. Lucille NEELEY of Ligonier; three grandchildren, Larry SHIREMAN of Ligonier, Nancy MARTIN of Stanford and Betty CHARTER of New York City, and a brother, Ed SHIREMAN of Logansport. His parents, a daughter Ruth [SHIREMAN] and a brother and sister preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel. The body lies in state at the Foster Funeral Home.

Saturday, February 8, 1947

Charlotte O'Dell
Mrs. Charlotte O'DELL, 41, formerly of Tiosa, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin COLL, Mishawaka, after a several months' illness.
Mrs. O'Dell was born Sept. 19, 1905, in South Bend, the daughter of Howard and Eliza STEININGER. Her parents came to Fulton county when she was a little girl and lived in Richland township near Tiosa. She moved to Mishawaka 12 years ago. She was married to Frank O'DELL in 1922.
Survivors, besides the husband, include two daughters, Mrs. Wilma COLL and Mary June O'DELL, both of Mishawaka; four brothers, Irwin STEININGER of Lydick, Forest STEININGER of Auburn, Herman STEININGER of Rochester and George STEININGER of Fort Wayne. A son preceded Mrs. O'Dell in death.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Nazarene Church in Mishawaka. Burial will be in South Germany Cemetery 10 miles northwest of Rochester.

Estella A. Agle
Mrs. Estella A. AGLE, 75, died at 11:45 Friday night at her home one mile west of Macy. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which was sufferd but five hours prior. Mrs. Agle had been a resident of the Macy community for many years and was well known throughout both Miami and Fulton counties.
Estella A. [ROBERTSON[, daughter of David and Susan ROBERTSON, was born in Miami county on May 12, 1871. She was married on March 17, 1891, to David AGLE in Peru. Her husband preceded her in death in 1934. Mrs. Agle was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, Truman AGLE, and a grandson, William David AGLE, both of Macy, and three brothers, William [ROBERTSON], David [ROBERTSON] and Jess ROBERTSON, all of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Macy Methodist church. Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of Denver, assisted by Rev. TAGGART, will officiate. Interment will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy. The body will be removed to the Agle home from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, Sunday morning.

Monday, February 10, 1947

Scott Bowen
Scott BOWEN, well known resident of this city and Chicago, died Sunday at 12:15 in his home, 7147 Jeffrey avenue, Chicago. His death resulted from complications following a year's illness. Although Mr. Bowen's host of friends in Rochester were aware of his serious condition, the news of his death which was current by mid-afternoon Sunday came as a severe shock.
Mr. Bowen was widely known throughout both Indiana and Illinois and for over 22 years was engaged in the tire and automotive accessories business in the downtown Chicago district. In recent years he was employed as a manufacturers' sales representative and during the winter months the Bowens resided in Chicago. Their summers were usually spent at their Rochester home, 227 East Ninth street.
Scott Bowen was born January 25, 1887, on a farm near Athens. His parents were Henry and Julia (NORRIS) BOWEN. He attended rural schools and graduated from the Talma high school. On December 15, 1915, he was married to Mary BRACKETT, in a ceremony solemnized in this city. During the score or more of years in which he was in business in Chicago the Bowens owned and maintained a spacious home on the east shore of Lake Manitou, where they resided throughout the summer months.
Mr. Bowen was a 32nd Degree Mason; a member of the Moose and K. of J. lodge, the Rochester Country Club and the Chicago Execuive Club.
Survivors are his wife, of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Martha HERSHEY of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Laura WINE of Akron, and two brothers, Lou BOWEN of Logansport and Orange BOWEN of Texas.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Frank E. BRIGGS of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Maude Cavender
Leiters Ford relatives have received word of the death of Miss Maude CAVENDER, 62, who died early today at her home in Washington, D.C. The body will be brought back to Plymouth where funeral services are expected to be held Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, north of Leiters Ford.
Miss Cavender is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Edward CAVENDER of Culver.

Roscoe Dague
Roscoe DAGUE, 59, brother of the late Oda DAGUE, of this city, died Sunday at his home in Kokomo. His death resulted from an attack of pneumonia. He had been in ill health, however, for the past two years.
For many years Mr. Dague owned and operated his own farm near Perrysburg, Ind. He had resided in Kokomo for only two years. His parents were George and Elizabeth DAGUE. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.
Surviving are two children, Harold [DAGUE] and Rena DAGUE, both of Peru; two grandchildren; a brother, Clifford DAGUE, Anderson, and a sister, Mrs. Fred LUTZ, Muncie.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon two o'clock at the Eikenberry Funeral Home, Peru. Burial will be in the Mexico cemetery. Mrs. Elsie DAGUE, of this city, a sister-in-law of the deceased, will attend the rites.

Tuesday, February 11, 1947

[no obits]

Wednesday, February 12, 1947

Scott Bowen
Among the out-of-town people who attended the funeral services of Scott Bowen at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Harry BOHNETT, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit THURMAN, Mrs. DAVIS, Fred WASSMUTH, Ray BRINKER, Reub HEDLUND, all of Chicago; Ed HOLMAN, Dayton, O.; Charles CRONIN, Cincinnati, O.; Lou BOWEN, Mrs. R. S. McCORD, Logansport; Mrs. Laura WINES, Akron and Mr. and Mrs. Ed KONDELKA and Mr. and Mrs. WALTEMIER, both of Chicago.
The pallbearers were Reub HEDLUND, C. F. WALTEMIER, all of Chicago; Ed HOLMAN, of Dayton, O.; and Hugh A. BARNHART and Arthur E. WILE, of this city. Interment was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.


Thursday, February 13, 1947 to Saturday, February 15, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, February 17, 1947

Christina Mills
Mrs. Christina MILLS, 81, Fulton, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Stansbury Nursing Home here after being in ill health for more than a year.
Mrs. Mills was born Oct. 30, 1865, in Grant county and went to Fulton in 1902. Her husband, James [MILLS], died several years ago. She was a member of the Fulton chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the evangelical United Brethren Church in Fulton.
She is survived by a son, Earl MILLS, Mishawaka; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gertie MILLS, Fulton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton Evangelical United Brethren Church, with the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will be taken to the Fulton home at 4:30 p.m. today from the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron.

Claude I. Keel
Funeral services for Claude I. KEEL, 49, who died Saturday at his home four miles south of Rochester, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry BAILEY, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Keel, whose death was attributed to influenza, was born March 5, 1897, the son of Omer and Ora MILLER KEEL, and was a life resident of Rochester township. He married Fern CLOCK Sept. 30, 1943. He was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors, besides the wife and father, include a brother, Buryl KEEL, Rochester, Mich. A brother, Clementine KEEL, preceded him in death.

George Taylor
George TAYLOR, 77, a lifelong resident of the Argos community, died at 12:30 Sunday at his home two miles north of Argos.
He had been ill more than a year with heart trouble.
Mr. Taylor was born April 19, 1869, and was the son of Benjamin and Emma TAYLOR. He married Esther ROBERTS in 1890. She preceded him in death in April of 1946. He was a member of the Advent Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lois COFFEL, Argos, and a sister, Mrs. Lora WHITE, Argos.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. George RUSSELL, pastor of the Weslyan Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.

John Grable
John GRABLE, 76, died at 1 a.m. Sunday in his home three miles southeast of Fulton after a two-weeks illness.
A native of Cass county, Mr. Grable was born July 22, 1870, the son of Carson and Jane GRABLE. He married Alice WHEATLY Nov. 20, 1895. Mr. Grable was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two sons, Ora GRABLE, Twelve Mile, and Mac GRABLE, Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Nora LINDER, Twelve Mile; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be read at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Twelve Mile by the Rev. Gilbert MAUS, assisted by the Rev. W. A. HATFIELD. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.
The body will be taken to the residence today from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton.

Tuesday, February 18, 1947

Ernest A. Smith
Ernest A. "Jake" SMITH, 69, former resident of this city, died 11:30 Monday night at his farm home four miles west of Richland Center. Mr. Smith had been in ill health for the past several years. He had a host of friends throughout the county and served terms as County Auditor starting in 1916 and as county commissioner in 1932.
Mr. Smith, who was a republican, was active in the interests of his political party for a long number of years and during his term as auditor the family resided 1210 Jefferson St., this city.
Ernest A. Smith was born Sept. 1, 1877 in Kosciusko county and moved with his parents to the Athens community when still quite young. His parents were Daniel and Lydia SMITH. On December 26, 1903 he was united in marriage with Bertha BRYANT at Athens.
For a long number of years he was engaged in the contracting business under the firm name of Coplen & Smith. He also owned and operated a large farm west of Richland Center.
Survivors are his wife, four children, Mrs. Phyllis SHEETZ, of Rochester, Mrs. Nellie May HOOKER, of Indianapolis; Attorney James E. SMITH, of Indianapolis; Joseph SMITH, at home; two brothers, Thurman E. SMITH of Plymouth; Foy SMITH, of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Frank MIKESELL, of South Bend; Mrs. Charles COPLEN, of Akron; three grandchildren, John SHEETZ, of Atlanta, Ga.; Steven [SHEETZ] and Charlene SHEETZ, of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Holman BRUNER of the Richland Center Methodist church will officiate and interment will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, February 19, 1947

[no obits]

Thursday, February 20, 1947

Della Keel
Funeral services for Mrs. Della KEEL, 62, who died Wednesday of a heart attack while attending a ladies aid meeting, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Holman BRUNER in the Richland Center Methodist Church. Burial will be in Richland Center.
Mrs. Keel was born February 8, 1885, in Richland township, and was the daughter of Chris and Martha EDDINGER. She was a lifelong resident of the Argos community and was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Survivors include three sons, Paul [KEEL], Wabash, Elvin [KEEL] South Bend and Clarence Dean [KEEL], Argos; an aunt, Mrs. Vida BARGER, Rochester; four grandchildren, and a foster brother, Herbert MORRELL, Rochester.
The body was returned to the residence today from the Foster Funeral Home.
Harry Jesse Coughenour
Kewanna relatives of Harry Jesse COUGHENOUR, 48, have received word of his death Wednesday at Salt Lake City, Utah, where he went a few months ago to assume managerial duties of a hotel.
Mr. Coughenour was born in Kewanna Feb. 24, 1899, and lived for many years in South Bend. He was the son of the late Charles and Nellie McKEE COUGHENOUR.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. E. J. BALL, Michigan City and Mrs. Donas BEYER, Mishawaka; a half-sister, Mrs. Opal DAY, Star City; and two brothers, Kenneth [COUGHENOUR] and Thurl COUGHENOUR who live at South Bend.
Mr. Coughenour also is the nephew of Mrs. Bert GILLESPIE and Mrs. Edna ZELLERS, Kewanna, and Herbert McKEE, Rochester.
Relatives have gone to Salt Lake City to return the body to Kewanna where funeral and burial services will be conducted.

Calvin Zartman, Jr.
Calvin ZARTMAN, Jr., 37, son of Calvin ZARTMAN, of near Akron, was killed Wednesday night in the explosion of a hydraulic press wich he was operating at the Gatke Corporation plant in Warsaw.

Kenneth Blaine Fish
Funeral services were conducted today for Kenneth Blaine FISH, four-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hester FISH, of near Argos, in the Umbaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor of the Argos Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery in Argos.
The child died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Fish home on road 10 near the Marshall-Fulton county line. Pneumonia was the cause of his death.
Survivors, besides the parents, include a sister, Linda Kay [FISH]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John SHIREMAN, Osceola; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis FISH, Argos.

Friday, February 21, 1947

Elizabeth Spencer Gurthet
Mrs. Elizabeth SPENCER GURTHET, 87, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at her home at 102 West Harrison street, Plymouth, after a year's illness.
Mrs. Gurthet was born Aug. 15, 1859, in Marshall county, and was the daughter of William and Nancy SPENCER. She married George GURTHET Aug. 19, 1881, in Plymouth. Mr. Gurthet died in 1932. A life resident of Marshall county, she went to Plymouth in 1936 from a farm four miles southeast of the city. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by a son, Lon GURTHET, Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Marjory HUFF, Argos, Mrs. Gladys GREENLEE and Mrs. Ida LEE, Plymouth; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Plmouth Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Mr. ARMSTRONG. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
The body will be taken from the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos to the Plymouth residence at 4 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the church.

Saturday, February 22, 1947

Charles W. Skinner
Services for Charles W. SKINNER, 78, former Fulton resident who died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Mishawaka Friday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Hollis Chapel there. Burial will be in Twelve Mile. Mr. Skinner was born near Twelve Mile Nov. 2, 1868, and made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Inez BEAN, Mishawaka. He married Otie PARKER in 1890 in Fulton. He is survived by the wife, daughter, and a sister, Mrs. Mary CLARK, Marion.

Monday, February 24, 1947

Harry Jesse Cougenour
Funeral services for Harry Jesse COUGHENOUR, 48, who died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison Funeral Home at Kewanna. Burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery.
Kewanna relatives went to Salt Lake City to return the body to Kewanna. They will arrive Tuesday morning and the body will lie in state at the funeral home until time for the services. Mr. Coughenour is the nephew of Herbert McKEE of this city.

Harry V. Schneider
Funeral services for Harry V. SCHNEIDER, 69, were held at 1:30 p.m. today in the G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home, Indianapolis, and burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery.
Mr. Schneider is well known to Lake Manitou and Rochester people. Several years ago he owned a number of cottages in the Hida Park addition to the lake. His brother, John SCHNEIDER, still owns a cottage wich is adjacent to the VFW home.
The former lake resident suffered a stroke of paralysis a number of years ago and since that time has resided in the IOOF home in Greensbrg. He died in the home last Friday.
Besides the brother mentioned, he is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Adolph J. FRITZ, and a brother, C. John [sic] SCHNEIDER, both of Indianapolis.

Tuesday, February 25, 1947

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Wednesday, February 26, 1947

Terry Ray Timberman
Terry Ray TIMBERMAN, five-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald TIMBERMAN, Akron, died at midnight Tuesday in the Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment.
Survivors, besides the parents, include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter BOWMAN, Disko, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David TIMBERMAN, of near Akron.
There will be a short funeral service at 2 p.m. Tursday in the Timberman home a mile and a half west of Akron with the Rev. Harold MISCHLER officiating. Burial will be in Silver Creek Church Cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz Funeral Home to the Timberman home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 27, 1947

Mrs. John B. Parker
Mrs. John B. PARKER, well-known former resident of Lake Maxinkuckee, passed away at Miami Beach, Fla., it was learned here today. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Louis, Mo., Friday morning.
She will be remembered as the former Mrs. E. R. CULVER, Sr. She is survived by two sons, E. R. CULVER, Jr., president of the board of directors of the Culver Educational Foundation, and Gene CULVER.

Mrs. Albert Ramsey
Mrs. Albert RAMSEY, Silver Lake, died at 7:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital from injuries received in an automobile collision three miles south of Silver Lake Wednesday afternoon.
The husband, Albert, who was driving, was not injured. The two occupants of the other car were hurt but the extent of their injuries and the men's names could not be obtained. They were from North Manchester.
Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey were driving from North Manchester to Silver Lake when their car struck a sheet of ice and began to skid. The car skidded into the path of the auto coming from the opposite direction and both were overturned.
Mrs. Ramsey was thrown clear of the wreckage while the two men in the other automobile were pinned in by the Ramsey car. Mr. Ramsey tried frantically to release them but without success. It was 10 minutes before another motorist came along to offer assistance.
An ambulance from Silver Lake brought Mrs. Ramsey to Woodlwah Hospital where she was placed under an oxygen tent. She suffered a crushed chest and back injuries, according to hospital authorities.
Mr. Ramsey operates a grocery store in Silver Lake.
State Trooper Paul DOHERTY, Wabash, investigated the accident.
Mrs. Ramsey was born Dec. 16, 1901, at Silver Lake, the daughter of George and Maud AYERS. She was married to Albert RAMSEY Feb. 28, 1924, in St. Joseph, Mich.
Surviving her, besides the husband, is a 16-year-old daughter, Jeryln, and a sister, Mrs. George DAVIS, Zionsville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Summe Funeral Home at Silver Lake with the Rev. C. M. MOORE, assisted by the Rev. A. G. NEAL, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview cemetery, in Silver Lake.

Friday, February 28, 1947

Ada Hazlett
Mrs. Jerome [Ada] HAZLETT, 48, of North Judson, died Thursday evening in a hospital at LaPorte, Ind. Funeral services are to be held in a North Judson funeral home Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock
Ada, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James MARSH, was born Sept. 24, 1898, in Miami county, Indiana.
Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Pearl Louise [HAZLETT] of Fort Wayne, Eileen [HAZLETT] of Monterey and Judy [HAZLETT], at home; three sons, Darwin [HAZLETT], Byron [HAZLETT] and Jimmy [HAZLETT], all of North Judson; her parents; four brothers, Clarence [MARSH] of Akron, Ora [MARSH] of near Rochester, Floyd [MARSH] at home and Marion [MARSH] of Iona, Mich., and five grandchildren.

Mabel Hunneshagen
Miss Mabel HUNNESHAGEN, 68, of Chicago suffered a fatal heart attack on Michigan Ave. at six o'clock Thursday evening. Death occurred before medical aid could be summoned.
Hugh HUNNESHAGEN and Mrs. William CENTNER, nephew and niece of the deceased, motored to Chicago last night and the body is to be removed to the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, from where funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock by the Rev. R. G. STRONG. Burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery.
Miss Hunneshagen, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph HUNNESHAGEN was born in Kewanna but for many years had resided in Chicago where she was employed in the Saks Store on Michigan Ave.
Other survivors are two brothers, Eugene [HUNNESHAGEN] of Kewanna; Clarence [HUNNESHAGEN] of Kokomo and the following nephews, Hugh HUNNESHAGEN, Rochester; Ralph HUNESHAGEN, of Monterey; Chester [HUNNESHAGEN] of Charleston W. Va., and Walter HUNNESHAGEN of Kewanna.

Saturday, March 1, 1947

Homer A. Rockhill
Homer A. ROCKHILL, 80, retired farmer and former Argos resident, died at 9 a.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Letha FRANKLIN, in South Bend.
The victim of a heart attack, Mr. Rockhill had been a life resident of Marshall county and for many years made his home with his son, Dale, at Argos. He went to South Bend last December.
Mr. Rockhill was born Oct. 24, 1866, two miles west of Etna Green on the homestead of his parents, Aaron and Sarah ROCKHILL. His wife was the former Lillian HAYHURST, who died 22 years ago.
Surviving, besides the daughter, are three sons, Lester A. ROCKHILL of California, Clyde ROCKHILL of Hoopeston, Ill., and Dale T. ROCKHILL of Argos; ten grandchildren; and a brother, Clint N. ROCKHILL of Ligonier.
Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, where the funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Voris B. SERVIES of Kentland. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver.

Monday, March 3, 1947

Essie Stingely
Miss Essie STINGELY, 52, life resident of Liberty township, died at 6 a.m. Monday at her home one mile east of Fulton.
Death was caused by complications after a week's illness.
The daughter of Jacob and Sadie STINGELY, Miss Stingely was born July 8, 1894. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Gertrude MILLS of Fulton, and three brothers, Grover [STINGELY] and Verl STINGELY of Fulton and Ray STINGELY of Decatur.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home. The Rev. E. O. McSHERRY will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence Tuesday noon from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Lee M. Wile
Lee M. WILE, of Springfield, Mass., former resident of Rochester and widely known to the older residents of this community, died at Sarasota, Fla., Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock. He was 67 years of age. Death came as the result of a heart attack which followed his going to a hospital there on Friday. While his health had not been good for several years he was active as usual until the attack came. Mr. Wile had been spending the winter in the southern resort city along with a friend from Springfield. His nephew, Ralph RADEL of Tuscalusa, Ala., arrived at Sarasota soon after his death.
Lee Wile was the second son of the late Meyer and Amelia WILE of this city. They were pioneer residents here where the father founded the Wile & Sons drygoods store. He attended the Rochester schools and spent all of his early life here. He went East about 25 years ago to engage in business with the Kay Jewelery Co. During his residence in Rochester he was in the clothing business being associated with the late Joseph LEVI. He had an extremely wide acquaintance over the county and was popular and well liked. He possessed a great sense of humor and always enjoyed the companionship of his wide circle of friends. He visited his old home often and was here last year.
He attended the Officers Training Camp at Ft. Benjamin Harrison at the start of World War I in 1917 and became a commissioned officer in the Quartermaster's Corps. He served mostly in the East and was discharged as a first lieutenant. He was far above the average age when he volunteered for service. He was an early member of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Maurice YUSTER of Columbus, O., and a brother, Arthur WILE of this city. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Mrs. Henry RADEL and Miss Rose WILE and a brother, Ike WILE.
The funeral will be held at Rochester but the time could not be set today due to the uncertainties of train connections. Full details regarding the final rites will be in The News-Sentinel on Tuesday.
In respect of the deceased the Wile store will be closed until after the funeral.

Everett Shriver
Word was received here by relatives Monday afternoon of the sudden and unexpected death at Kansas City of Everett SHRIVER, former resident of Rochester. No details were learned up to press time today.
He was the son of Mrs. Charles KNIGHT, 614 East 14th street. He was a veteran of World War I and active in the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion. He left Rochester about 15 years ago.
He is survived by his mother and a sister, Mrs. Frank DAVIS of near Disko.

Guy R. Freese
Guy R. FREESE, former resident of Rochester, was killed in an automobile accident near Sikeston, Mo., Saturday evening.
He had been on a month's tour with friends through the South and was returning home at the time of the accident.
His mother, Mrs. F. S. FREESE, and sister, Mrs. Paul BURNS, are residents of this city. He is also a brother of Mrs. Robert KLINE of Leiters Ford.

Dale Eugene Richard
Funeral services for Dale Eugene RICHARD, 19, Silver Lake veteran who died Saturday evening of injuries received in an auto accident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Silver Creek church.
The Rev. Harold MISHLER will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Dale Eugene Richard was born at Silver Lake Aug. 5, 1927. He was graduated from Burket high school in 1945, and served 14 months in the Navy, including 11 at Guam. He was a trucker, and a member of the Warsaw American Legion post.
Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Betty Lou [RICHARD] and Garla Mae [RICHARD], both at home.

Tuesday, March 4, 1947

Lee M. Wile
Funeral services for the late Lee M. WILE will be held at the Thacker and Sharpe funeral home on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends may call anytime after 11 o'clock. Burial will be in the mausoleum.
Mr. Wile, former Rochester resident, died at Sarasota on Saturday night following a heart attack. The body will arrive here some time Wednesday morning being brought by ambulance from Ft. Wayne. Ralph RADEL of Tuscaloosa, Ala., a nephew is accompanying the remains.

Guy R. Freese
Funeral services for Guy R. FREESE, 52, former Rochester resident who died Saturday night at Sikeston, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hays Funeral Home in South Bend. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
On a tour with friends through the South since Jan. 15, Mr. Freese was in an auto accident early Saturday evening, and died of injuries received at that time.
Mr. Freese at one time operated a restaurant and bus station in Rochester, and moved to South Bend from Leiters Ford 18 years ago. He had been confined to a wheel chair for 15 years, and his large circle of friends remember him for his cheerful disposition that prevailed in spite of his handicap.
The son of Francis S. and Alnora R. FREESE, Guy R. Freese was born Feb. 6, 1895, near Monterey. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the South Bend post of the American Legion. His father died two years ago.
Survivors include the mother of Rochester; seven sisters, Hazel WALSH, Mrs. Emery DAVIS and Miss Marquise FREESE of South Bend; Mrs. R. C. JOCKIM and Mrs. Robert FERNBAUGH of Chicago; Mrs. Robert KLINE of Culver and Mrs. Paul BURNS of Rochester; one brother, Francis FREESE of Akron and a number of nieces and nephews.

Everett Shriver
Few details concerning the sudden and unexpectd death of Everett SHRIVER could be learned here today as the information given in a telegram to relatives was not great. Mr. Shriver, a former resident of Rochester and who left this city about 15 years ago, dropped dead at Kansas City. It was thought that the fatal stroke was the result of apoplexy or a heart attack. He had been in good health and his passing came as a shock to his numerous friends here.
Mrs. Charles KNIGHT, mother of the deceased, and his sister, Mrs. Frank DAVIS of near Disko, departed Monday afternoon for Kansas City to attend the funeral there which will probably be held Thursday. He is survived b his wife, a stepson, mother, and sister.
Mr. Shriver, who was about 53 years of age, was a veteran of World War I. He was a charter member of the Leroy C. Shelton Post of the American Legion and served as adjutant of the organization in 1920 and 1921. He engaged in the real estate and abstract business with B. F. FRETZ for a number of years and also was a justice of the peace here. He then left for Kansas City to make his home where he has been a bookkeeper with an insurance company.

Mary Margaret Baker
Miss Mary Margaret BAKER, 84, Argos, died Monday in a hospital in Logansport.
The last of eight children, Miss Baker was born in Bascom, O., in 1863, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert BAKER. She was a member of the Advent Church in Argos. She came to Indiana with her mother, brother, and six sisters in 1869.
Nieces and nephews are the closest surviving relatives.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Umbaugh Funeral Home at Argos at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Methodist Church. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery southwest of Argos.
The body was returned to the Umbaugh Funeral Home Monday evening.

Charles Alspach
Charles ALSPACH, 24, Plymouth, a former resident of Rochester, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. He had been bedfast four months.
Mr. Alspach was born in Rochester Oct. 22, 1922, and went to Plymouth six years ago. A veteran of World War II, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred ALSPACH, Plymouth. He was a member of the Old Time Religion Church in Plymouth and was active in church affairs.
Survivors, bresides the parents, include two half-brothers, Arthur BROWN, Rochester, and Herbert BROWN, Plymouth, three uncles and four nieces.
Services will be conducted in the Old Time Religion Tabernacle in Plymouth at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Walter MANGUN and the Rev. Clyde JOSEPH officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Rochester. The body was returned to the Plymouth residence today from the Johnson & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jerome Hazlett
The names of three sisters who survive Mrs. Jerome HAZLETT of North Judson who died last Thursday at LaPorte were omitted from the account of her death. They are Mrs. Donna EYTCHESON and Mrs. Ruth LEAVELL of Fulton and Mrs. Pearl WAGONER of Rochester.

Jesse E. Moyer
Injuries received Feb. 27 in an automobile accident resulted Monday in the death of Jesse E. MOYER, 79 years old, North Manchester. He died in a hospital at Wabash.
Mrs. Erba RAMSEY, 46, wife of Albert RAMSEY, Silver Lake, also was injured fatally in the accident. She died in the Woodlawn Hospital here a short time after an automobile driven by her husband collided with a car driven by Chas. MINEAR, 61, N. Manchester. Moyer was a passenger in Minear's car.
Minear also was injured and is now in an Indianapolis hospital. Ramsey was not injured.

Wednesday, March 5, 1947

H. S. Turner
H. S. TURNER, 75, native of Rochester, died Tuesday evening at a hospital in Brazil, Ind., after about two weeks' illness. He had made his home most of the last 40 years in Center Point, Ind.
The Misses None, Marie and Isabel TURNER, his sisters, left Rochester this afternoon for Center Point, where services and burial will be Thursday afternoon.
Other survivors of the retired barber and country club operator include the wife at Center Point and a son, Herschel [TURNER], at Indianapolis.
H. S. Turner was born in Rochester township in 1871, the son of Francis H. and Clarissa TURNER. He was married in 1908 at Brazil, and lived there several years before moving to Center Point. He and Mrs. Turner operated the country club here for two years, and also were in charge of the country club at Monticello for some time.
Mr. Turner was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.

Eleanore A. Vigneron
Mrs. Eleanore A. VIGNERON, 29, Denver, sister of Mrs. Ruth CHANDLER, Rochester, died Tuesday in the Flower Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
Mrs. Vigneron was born in Sugarland, Texas, May 10, 1917, the daughter of John and Myrtle BROMLEY SMITH. She was married to Julian VIGNERON June 22, 1946, at Macy. After their marriage the Vignerons lived in Ohio six months, moving from Waterloo, Ind. She was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors, besides the husband and sister, include a four-day-old son, Dennis Mark [VIGNERON], and another son, nine-year-old Larry Eugene NICKELL; another sister, Mrs. Rose PICKENS, Macy, and two brothers, Russell SMITH of Macy and Dale SMITH of Los Angeles, Calif.
The body is at the Kline Funeral Home in Denver. Complete funeral arrangements will be carried in the Thursday issue of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, March 6, 1947

Lee M. Wile
Funeral services for Lee M. WILE at the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon were largely attended by local and out-of-town relatives and friends. The sermon was presented by Rabbi Frederick DOPPLET of Ft. Wayne.
Relatives of the deceased from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Harold RADEL of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Norman LAKIN, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur JACOBS and Mrs. Blanche YUSTER of Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Ralph RADEL of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Miss Minnie ROSENBERG of Hamilton, Ohio. Mr. Sol W. WEITMAN of Springfield, Mass., a close friend attended.
Pall bearers were Mr. LAKIN, Harold RADEL, Ralph RADEL, Isaac KLEIN, Murray McCARTY and Hugh BARNHART.
Out-of-town friends here for the funeral were: Frank YOUNG and Jake POLEY, of Logansport, Ind.; Mrs. Helen RITTENHOUSE, Mrs. Mark LAUER, Mr. and Mrs. Paul McCARTHY, of Plymouth, Ind.; Mrs. Shirley ROSENBERG and son, Lewis, Miss Ivah NEWMAN, Mr. Sam LEVINE, of South Bend, Ind.; Mr. Dean BARNHART, Mrs. R. H. KINTIGH, of Goshen, Ind.; Mr. Gene OPPENHEIM, North Manchester, Ind.

Eleanore Alvern Vigneron
Services for Mrs. Eleanore Alvern VIGNERON, 29, former Macy resident who died early Tuesday in Toledo, O., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Macy Christian church.
The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call at the Kline Funeral Home in Denver after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 7, 1947

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Saturday, March 8, 1947

Everett Shriver
Mrs. Charles KNIGHT, Mrs. Frank DAVIS, a sister, and Lawson HARPER, an uncle, returned Thursday from Kansas City where they attended the funeral of Everett SHRIVER, World War I veteran, and former resident of Rochester. He was the son of Mrs. Knight. The funeral was held Wednesday.
Mr. Shriver was in good health until he suffered a fatal heart attack while in bed at 2 a.m. Monday morning. It was found the attack came as the result of a blood clot.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday and were in charge of the American Legion. The deceased was quite active both here and at Kansas City in Legion work.

Frances Diana Lynch
Services for Frances Diana LYNCH, 23, Rochester resident, who died at 11:35 a.m. Friday in the Cass County hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. C. T. HOWELL, pastor of First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here.
Miss Lynch, whose home here was at 730 Indiana Avenue, had been ill a week. Born Feb. 21, 1924, she was the daughter of Beverly B. and Bessie DRISCOLL LYNCH, and was preceded in death by her father.
Surviving besides the mother are five sisters, Anna [LYNCH], Beverly [LYNCH], Irene [LYNCH] and Shirley LYNCH of Rochester and Mrs. Katherine RUPE of Logansport; one brother, Harold LYNCH of Rochester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Dorothy HENSLEY of Indianapolis and Mrs. Laura BENNETT of Camden; and one half-brother, Charles IRVIN of Rochester.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Henry E. Eisenmenger
Henry [E.] EISENMENGER, 77, Kewanna resident the past eight years, died of a heart attack Friday evening while attending a Methodist Fellowship play at Kewanna high school. His son-in-law with whom he made his home, Grant FELDER, had the principal part in the play.
Mr. Eisenmenger had had a heart ailment for some time and was suffering a chest cold at the time of his death, but he had not been confined to his home by his illness, and death was unexpected.
A native of St. Joseph county, Mr. Eisenmenger was born near North Liberty, Sept. 20, 1869, and lived in that neighborhood until he and his wife moved to their daughter's home four miles northeast of Kewanna in 1939.
He married Sarah BATES of North Liberty, Dec. 31, 1892. She died in August, 1945. Mr. Eisenmenger had been a carpenter all his life, and was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Survivors besides the daughter, Hannah EISENMENGER FELDER, include two grandchildren, Carroll and Alice FELDER; five sisters, Mrs. Kate EIGHER of Dowagiac, Mich.; Mrs. Loren KNOWLTON and Mrs. Ben GOOD of North Liberty; Mrs. Oretta STORM of South Bend and Mrs. George BERGER of Mishawaka, and three brothers, John [EISENMENGER] of LaPorte, Fred [EISENMENGER] of Dowagiac and Alfred [EISENMENGER] of Bay City, Mich.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. R. G. STRONG, pastor of the Kewanna Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery, south of Leiters Ford.

Monday, March 10, 1947

Armin Laura Gagnon
Mrs. Armin Laura GAGNON, 71, died midnight Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William HANCOCK, of near Akron, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Gagnon was born Jan. 4, 1875, the daughter of Lewis and Emily BLAIR in Illinois. She was the widow of Edward GAGNON who preceded her in death in 1927.
Surviving besides the daughter are nine sons, Walter GAGNON, Laketon, Arthur, Russell, Wilfred, Lawrence, Orville, Rosewell, Blair and Neil GAGNON, all of near Akron; a sister, Mrs. Ella HERBERT, St. Ann, Ill.; two brothers, Lewis BLAIR, Mattinton [sic], Ill., and Alfonzo BLAIR, Beaverville, Ill; twenty-nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Bernard Church in Wabash with the Rev. Leo HOFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in Silver Creek Bethel cemetery near Akron.
The body is lying in state at the Moyer and Haupert Funeral Home at Akron.

Cassie M. Dimmitt
Mrs. Cassie M. DIMMITT, 78, wife of George DIMMITT, Argos, died Sunday noon at her home three days after suffering a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Dimmitt was born March 16, 1868, the daughter of Stephen and Jane WHITED. A life resident of Argos, she was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a daughter, Mrs. Lela LUDWIG, Argos; a son, Raymond DIMMITT, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Effie SHAFER and Mrs. Callie SMITH, both of Argos; a half-brother, Earl WHITED, Escondido, Cal.; three grandchildren, Paul DIMMITT, Plymouth, Mrs. Lenora McGOVERN, Burr Oak, and Harold WARNER, Argos; and three great-grandchildren. One son, Willard E. DIMMITT, Plymouth, died in 1927.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home until the hour of the service.

Ethel Robbins
Mrs. Ethel ROBBINS, 54, a lifelong resident of Rochester, died at 5 a.m. today in her apartment at the Brennan Apartment House here. She had been in failing health for several years, but was seriously ill only a few hours. She was the former Ethel BENNETT.
The only survivors are a daughter, Lola [ROBBINS], of Chicago, and a brother, Forest BENNETT, of Mishawaka. The body is now at the Harrison Funeral Home. Complete details of the services will be carried in Tuesday's News-Sentinel

Martin A. Irvine
Martin A. IRVINE, 81, well-known resident of this city, died at 7:15 a.m. today at his home, 329 West 12th street. He had been critically ill for the past three weeks.
Mr. Irvine for a long number of years followed the occupation of harness-maker. He had a host of friends throughout both Fulton and Pulaski counties.
Martin Irvine was born April 23, 1865, at Monterey, Ind. He had been a resident of this city for the past 43 years. He and Mrs. Irvine were united in marriage in 1893, at Monterey.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth IRVINE, this city; three sons, Charles G. [IRVINE] of South Bend, Milo [IRVINE] and Sylvester [IRVINE] of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Horace SHELL of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. William SONNS of Indianapolis. Three children preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic church, this city. The Rev. Fr. Charles J. SCHOLL will be in charge of the rites and interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be returned from the Kennedy Funeral Home, Winamac, to the Irvine residence Tuesday noon, where friends may call.

Schuyler C. Rouch
Last rites for Schuyler C. ROUCH, 82, who died at 4 a.m. Sunday at his Fulton farm home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton U. B. Church by the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY assisted by the Rev. J. E. KERBY. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Mr. Rouch, a retired farmer, had been ill ten days before his death. He was born Oct. 22, 1864, in Fulton county, the son of Aaron and Anna ROUCH. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Ida ROUCH; two brothers, William [ROUCH], Rochester, and Silas [ROUCH], Flora. A daughter preceded Mr. Rouch in death.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Ditmire Funeral Home will have charge of the service.

Tuesday, March 11, 1947

Martin A. Irvine
Funeral services for Martin A. IRVINE, who passed away at his home 329 West 12th street, 7:15 Monday morning will be held in the St. Joseph Catholic church, Wednesday 9 a.m. with the Rev. Father Chas. J. SCHOLL in charge of the rites. Burial will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Inasmuch as the report received from an undertaking establishment in Winamac Monday was incomplete the corrected obitury follows:
Martin Armstrong IRVINE was born April 23, 1865 at Tiosa, Ind. His parents were Isaac and Sarah IRVINE. On May 9th, 1892 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth WIDMAN in a ceremony pronounced at Monterey. The Irvines moved to Rochester from Monterey in 1902.
For many years Mr. Irvine followed the occupation of a harness-maker, however, failing health forced his retirement several years ago. Mr. Irvine was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, of Rochester.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth IRVINE, of this city; three sons, M. W. IRVINE, of South Gate, Calif.; M. O. [IRVINE] and S. G. IRVINE both of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Horace SCHELL, of Cincinnati; a sister, Mrs. William SANNS, of Indianapolis, and three grandchildren. Three sons preceded their father in death.
The body lies in state at the residence where friends may call.

Urmy E. Slifer
Services for Urmy E. SLIFER, 65, who died Monday morning at the Bluffton Clinic, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Macy Christian Church with the Rev. R. M. BROCK officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy.
Mr. Slifer was a cafe operator and owned a Logansport restaurant at one time. He was born Oct. 1, 1881, in Fulton county, the son of Ezra and Sarah SLIFER. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Lucile SLIFER; two brothers, Charles [SLIFER], Detroit, and John [SLIFER], Indianapolis, and three sisters, Mrs. Charlotte CONRAD, LaPorte, Mrs. Violet EDWARDS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Ida BROWN, of California.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire Funeral Home to the residence Wednesday morning.

William Henry Heeter
William Henry HEETER, 70, died at his Delong home Sunday after being in failing health for several years.
Mr. Heeter was born Dec. 11, 1876, in Fulton county and with the exception of a few years spent in North Dakota, he lived all his life there. He attended the Delong Methodist church.
He is survived by his wife, Della [HEETER]; two sons, Howard [HEETER] and Norman HEETER, Annville, Pa.; five daughters, Mrs. Lois BALDWIN and Wilma HOLLOPETER, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Gladys RECTOR, South Bend, Mrs. Gertrude PARKER, and Mrs. Ethel FLORA, Culver, and nine grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Delong Methodist church with the Rev. H. L. ADAM officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Ethel Robbins
Last rites for Mrs. Ethel ROBBINS, 54, who died Monday in her Kewanna apartment home, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Funeral Home with the Rev. R. G. STRONG officiating. Burial will be in the Shaffer Cemetery.
Mrs. Robbins was born Oct. 18, 1892, at Kewanna, the daughter of Nelson and Margaret LEITER BENNETT.
Only survivors are a daughter, Lois [ROBBINS], Chicago, and a brother, Forrest BENNETT, Mishawaka.

Wednesday, March 12, 1947

Evelyn Maude King
Mrs. Evelyn Maude KING, 30, 708 East Ninth street, died at 6:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital after one day's serious illness.
Mrs. King was born Oct. 10, 1917, in Star City the daughter of Harry and Jeanette JOHNSON. She came here from Star City 15 years ago. She married William KING here Oct. 2, 1941. Mrs. King was a member of the Presbyterian church of this city.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a daughter, Janet May [KING]; infant twins, Carol Jean and William Henry [KING]; two brothers, Lee and David JOHNSON, Star City; the father, Harvey JOHNSON, Star City; four half-sisters, Mrs. Dorothy KIRBY, Laketon, and the Misses Julia, Margaret and Cilia JOHNSON, Star City, and a half-brother, Dewey JOHNSON.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL of the Presbyterian church with burial in the IOOF cemetery.
The body is at the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

Thursday, March 13, 1947

Marguerite Ault Abshire
Last rites for Mrs. Marguerite AULT ABSHIRE, 68, who died Wednesday in her home in Roann after a three weeks illness, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence with the Rev. George CAIN officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Roann.
She was the daughter of Frederick and Susan AULT and was born Feb. 18, 1879 in Cass county. She married Jesse ABSHIRE Feb. 2, 1930. Mrs. Abshire was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include the husband, two sisters, Mrs. Earl SOWERS and Mary AULT, both of Macy.
The body was taken to the residence today from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton.

Friday, March 14, 1947

Mrs. Harry Adams
Services for Mrs. Harry ADAMS, 85, former Fulton County resident who died Wednesday at her home in Vevay, will be at 10:30 a.m. at the residence. Burial will be at Vevay.
Oliver and George KROM, brothers, Rochester, have gone to Vevay to attend and supervise services.
Mrs. Adams was born in Osgood the daughter of Enoch H. and Elizabeth KROM. She had been married 55 years and had resided near Vevay during that time.
Survivors, besides the brothers and husband, Harry [ADAMS], are a daughter, Mrs. Charles ANDREWS, Vevay.

Saturday, March 15, 1947

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Monday, March 17, 1947

Sadie E. Showley
Services for Mrs. Sadie E. SHOWLEY, 69, who died at 6 p.m. Sunday morning [sic] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elcie ALDRIDGE, three miles north of Kewanna, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Fulton United Brethren Church. The Rev. E. O. McSHERRY will be in charge. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Mrs. Showley was born Oct. 9, 1877, in Fulton county the daughter of George and Lydia SPOTTS. She married Alfred SHOWLEY who died in 1930, on Oct. 16, 1895. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church and a life resident of the Fulton community.
Survivors, besides the daughter, are four sons, Lloyd [SHOWLEY], of Fulton, Raymond [SHOWLEY], of Rochester, and Lester [SHOWLEY] and Harold [SHOWLEY], of Kewanna; three other daughters, Mrs. Cleo EBER, Rochester, Mrs. Edna PONT, Mishawaka and Mrs. Eldonna WILSON, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Tavia CALAHAN, Milford, Ind., Mrs. Blanche HENDRICKSON, Fulton, Mrs. Ruby CALAHAN, Chicago, and Mrs. Opal WELSHEIMER, Mishawaka. A daughter preceded her in death.
The body will be taken to the Aldridge residence from the Ditmire Funeral Home this afternoon.

Tuesday, March 18, 1947

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Wednesday, March 19, 1947

William Hessler
William HESSLER died at 8:45 a.m. today at his home, 116 Broadway street, Argos. He had been ill for the past five months from paralysis. Mr. Hessler had been a resident of Argos for the past 27 years, coming there from Lattia, Ohio.
He was born Sept. 7, 1890, at Villa Grove, Ill. His parents were Frank and Bridget (QUINLAND) HESSLER. On Sept. 16, 1918, he was married to Ilo DIX at Paulding, Ohio. Mr. Hessler was an employee of the Nickel Plate Railroad. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel THOMPSON of Argos, Mrs. Virginia STAYTON of Culver and Mrs. Helen BAUER, Bremen; three sons, Paul [HESSLER] and Bill [HESSLER] of Plymouth and John [HESSLER] of Argos; his mother of Paulding, Ohio, and two brothers, Charles [HESSLER] of Van Wert, Ohio, and Walter [HESSLER], Fort Wayne.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Ernest TREBER will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Argos Christian church. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The body lies in state at the Umbaugh Funeral Home where friends may call.

Mary Mutchler
Private funeral rites for Mrs. Mary MUTCHLER, 82, who died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, after a four weeks illness, will be read by Dr. C. T. HOWELL, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
A life resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Mutchler was born Dec. 13, 1864. She was the widow of George ANDERSON and Peter MUTCHLER. A daughter, Mrs. Nora MUTCHLER, who lives one mile north of Rochester on Road 31, is the sole survivor.

Karl Ekblaw
Ed EKBLAW, farmer south of Rochester, has received word of the death of his brother, Karl EKBLAW, of Florida, who passed away Tuesday at the Billings Hospital, Chicago.
Mr. Ekblaw had been in ill health for the past several months and quite recently underwent a major operation in the Chicago hospital. He had visited his brother here on several occasions.

Thursday, March 20, 1947

Charles E. Coplen
Charles E. COPLEN, 77, lifelong resident of the Talma community, passed away at 4:30 a.m. today at the Woodlawn Hospital. He had been in ill health for the past five months suffering from complications.
Mr. Coplen followed the occupation of farming and had a host of friends throughout Fulton county. He was active in the affairs of Newcastle township. Only meager details concerning the life of Mr. Coplen were available at press time today. A full and more complete obituary will be published upon the arrival of his son from Sioux City, Iowa.
Charles E. Coplen was born on a farm near Talma on August 14, 1869. He was united in marriage with Amanda KRAFT on March 27, 1890. Mrs. Coplen preceded him in death on April 4, 1946.
Survivors are two sons, T. R. COPLEN, of Sioux City, Iowa, and Herman COPLEN, formerly of this city.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Richard Meredith Miller
Wednesday funeral services for Richard Meredith MILLER, 24, who was killed instantly in Huntington Monday when struck by a falling coal conveyor, were attended in Peru by several Rochester relatives.
Mr. Miller was the grandson of Mrs. Charles MILLER, the nephew of Mrs. Edith McINTIRE, a cousin of Mrs. Lewis BOOCHER, and a close friend of Mrs. Pearl McGEE, all of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Omer MILLER and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McINTIRE also attended.
Mr. Miller suffered a skull fracture and a compound leg fracture and was dead before workmen could extricate his body from the wreckage. The conveyor toppled on him when a supporting plank splintered as it was being moved across the pit.
He is survived by the wife, Imogene [MILLER]; a son, Theron [MILLER]; a daughter, Karen [MILLER]; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert MILLER, Huntington, and two brothers, Vernon [MILLER] and Monroeville [MILLER], Huntington.

Urmy Slifer
Those who served as pall-bearers for Urmy SLIFER were S. H. MUSSELMAN, Hurd BRIGGS, Harry KARN, Lee HATCH, Glen HURST and Victor COMBS. The flowers were in charge of Mesdames Harry HATCH, Frank PALMER, Leone SAVAGE, Glen HURST, Scott SROUFE and Rolla CASE. Among those in Macy for the funeral Thursday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Charles SLIFER, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Violet EDWARDS, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Harry KAHL, Mr. and Mrs. Waymond PETTIT, and Ralph PETTIT of Hammond, Ind; Mr. and Mrs. William MULLICAN and son of Gas City; Mrs. Emma EWING and Mr. and Mrs. Fred EWING of Monterey; Mrs. Amanda SLIFER, Mrs. William PETTIT and Ira SLIFER of Logansport; Howard and Arthur SLIFER of Twelve Mile; Herbert COLLINS of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. John PALMER of Wabash, and Robert COLLINS, of South Bend.

Mrs. Jesse Abshire
Mrs. Jesse ABSHIRE of Roann, the sister of Mrs. Earl SOWERS and Miss Mary AULT of Macy, buried in Roann Friday afternoon.
Those attending the services from Macy were Mr. and Mrs. Harry HATCH, Mrs. Willis ENGLISH, Miss Ola RUNKLE, Mesdames Hazel CHAPIN, Velma COOK, May FENTERS and George SOUTHERTON and Mrs. Merrill CONNER of Peru.

Friday, March 21, 1947

Charles E. Coplen
Funeral services for Charles E. COPLEN, Newcastle township farmer, who died Thursday, at Woodlawn Hospital, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home, this city. Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS, of the Rochester Methodist church will be in charge of the services and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of this city.
The obituary which appeared in Thursday edition of The News-Sentinel was complete with the exception of the names of Mr. Colen's parents. They were William and Priscilla (FAULKNER) COPLEN.
T. R. COPLEN, a son arrived in Rochester late Thursday afternoon from his home in Sioux City, Iowa.
Oscar Bernhardt
Funeral services for Oscar BERNHARDT, 67, 1012 Franklin Avenue, who died Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Chicago with burial in Oakwood Cemetery there.
Mr. Bernhardt had been seriously ill for two weeks.
He was born Oct. 23, 1880 in Bay View, Wis., and lived here 10 years after coming from Chicago. He was a retired gas fitter. Mr. Bernhardt's wife, the former Freda GOETZ, whom he married in 1909, died Feb. 6, 1946.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Audrey SMITH, Chicago, and Mrs. Loraine BOOTH, Rochester; a son, Russell [BERNHARDT], Chicago, and five grandchildren.

Saturday, March 22, 1947

John Oliver Benedict
John Oliver BENEDICT, 64, Miami County native and one-time homesteader in Canada, died at his home in Denver, Ind., Friday evening at 5:45 o'clock after suffering a heart attack at noon.
Mr. Benedict, born to John B. and Charity (SAMPSEL) BENEDICT in Union township, Miami county, June 9, 1883, went to Canada in 1906 and homesteaded land there. In 1914 he returned to Indiana and made his home at Denver, where he had lived since.
In 1915 Mr. Benedict married the former Anna Faye SLOPPY at Mexico. He was a member of the Baptist church in Denver, and at the time of his death was employed as night watchman at the Denver Locker Company. He also was sexton for the West Lawn cemetery at Denver and the Weasaw cemetery near Denver.
Surviving are the wife; a nephew the couple raised, John B. BENEDICT of Inwood, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Charles DORAN of Peru; and seven brothers, Edward [BENEDICT] of Denver, Jay, Harry and Ross [BENEDICT], of Peru, Lake [BENEDICT] of Mexico, Lee [BENEDICT] of Macy and George [BENEDICT] of Hoovers. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Kline Funeral home in Denver after 1 p.m. Sunday. At 1 p.m. Monday the body will be removed to the Denver Baptist church for 2 o'clock services. The Rev. C. F. GOLDEN will officiate, assisted by Rev. John KREIG, and burial will be in West Lawn cemetery.

Monday, March 24, 1947

Elza C. Olmstead
Funeral services for Elza C. OLMSTEAD, 74, Fulton farmer and county council member who died Sunday morning in Woodlawn hospital, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR, assisted by the Rev. A. A. KAY. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Born Feb. 3, 1873, in Switzerland, Ind., Mr. Olmstead was the son of Charles and Millie OLMSTEAD. He married Anna M. LIENTZ in Philo, Ill., Dec. 13, 1893.
He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church and a charter member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge. Mr. Olmstead lived in Fulton 50 years.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a son, Charles F. OLMSTEAD, Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. [Welfred G.] [Mildred B.] HENDERSHOT, Chicago; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A son, Lee OLMSTEAD, preceded him in death in 1930.
The body was removed from the Ditmire Funeral Home to the residence two miles east of Fulton where friends may call.

John McClung
Mrs. Fred HODEL, of this city, received word of the death of her father, John McCLUNG, which occurred early Monday morning at Orlando, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. McClung left Rochester on March 5th for a few weeks vacation in Florida. The daughter stated it was her belief that her father was a victim of a heart attack as he had been suffering from heart trouble for quite some time.
Mr. McClung, who was past 70 years of age, was employed as a pharmaceuticl clerk at the Baxter Drug Store for the past few years. He was also engaged in the general insurance business in this community for a long number of years.
Mrs. McClung and the body of her husbnd are due to arrive in Rochester Thursday afternoon.
A more detailed obituary will be published when Mrs. McClung returns to this city.

Tuesday, March 25, 1947

Agnes Elizabeth Richardson
Mrs. Omer RICHARDSON, 617 South Madison street, this city, died Tuesday morning in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient for the past week. Mrs. Richardson had been in ill health for several months.
Agnes Elizabeth [TYRELL] RICHARDSON, daughter of James and Marie (ANDERSON) TYRELL, was born near Hoopeston, Ill. She married Omer RICHARDSON Feb. 25, 1919, in a ceremony pronounced at Kewanna, Ind. Mrs. Richardson had many friends throughout Rochester and the western section of the county.
Survivors are her husband, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Robert McLOCHLIN of Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Ted WHITE of Kewanna, and two brothers, Mike TYRELL of Logansport and John TYRELL of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 5 o'clock at the Rochester St. Joseph's Catholic church. Rev. Fr. Charles SCHOLL will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Harry Glassley
J. H. GLASSLEY of The Barnhart-Van Trump Co. press room today received a telegram which informed him of his uncle Harry GLASSLEY's death which occurred Monday night at his home in South Whitley. Funeral services are to be held in South Whitley Thursday aftrnoon. Mr. Glassley plans to attend the rites.

John D. Alspach
John D. ALSPACH, 84, died at 6:45 a.m. today at his home two and a half miles west of Talma.
Born Oct. 7, 1862, in Fulton county, Mr. Alspach was a life resident of the Talma neighborhood. He was married to Margrette ARNETT Aug. 23, 1884, in Rochester. His parents were Rufus and Adeline ALSPACH.
Mr. Alspach, a retire farmer, was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Survivors include a son, Clinton [ALSPACH], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest CASLOW, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Lucretta MACKEY, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Sarah BERRY, of Rochester; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be at the Reichter cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Lillie A. Ludewig
Miss Lillie A. LUDEWIG, 72, died at 11:34 p.m. Monday at the George RENTSCHLER, Sr., homestead, one-half mile east of Fulton, after an illness of eight weeks.
A native of Fulton county, Miss Ludewig was born Nov. 27, 1874, the daughter of Jackson and Maria LUDEWIG.
Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Ida BLACK, Fulton, and Miss Eva BURROWS, Sumner, Ill.; and nine nephews, Andrew, Henry, George, Jr., Robert, Elgy, and Clarence RENTSCHLER, of Fulton; George BURROWS, Vallejo, Calif., and Robert and James BURROWS, Washington, Ind.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire Funeral Home with the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Because of illness in the family the body will rmain at the funeral home where friends may call.

John McClung
Funeral services for John McCLUNG, who died in Orlando, Florida Monday morning, will be held [at] the Rochester Presbyterian church, Friday afternoon 2:30 o'clock. Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL, pastor of the church assisted by Rev. Daniel S. PERRY, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body, accompanied by Mrs. McClung is due to arrive in Rochester Thursday morning 11:30 o'clock. It will be taken to the Foster Funeral Home and returned to the McClung residence, 928 Main street were friends may call up until the hour of the services.
Mr. McClung was born December 19, 1873, on what is known as the McClung homestead farm in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, six miles southeast of Rochester. His parents were Joseph and Sarah McCLUNG. On October 22, 1902, he was united in marriage with Miss Gertrude COOK. He was a graduate pharmacist from Purdue University and at the time of his death was employed at the Baxter drug store, this city.
Mr. McClung owned and operated a general insurance agency and was representative for the Wolverine Insurance Co. of Lansing, Mich., and the Buckeye Union Casualty Co., of Colmbus, O. For several years he was most active in the Republican party in this county and served one term as county auditor. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Rochester city water works department, a position which he has held for the past eight years. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Presbterian church and the Masonic Lodge No. 79, of this city.
Survivors are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie HODEL, both of this city; a granddaugter Anna Leigh HODEL; three nieces, Misses Lucille, Josephine and Frances BROWN, all of Indianapolis and a nephew, Herbert BROWN, also of Indianapolis.

Wednesday, March 26, 1947

Emma Benton
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma BENTON, 90, were held Tuesday afternoon in Mentone and burial was made in the Sycamore cemetery. Mrs. Benton died Sunday evneing at the home of her niece, Mrs. Raymond ROGERS, of near Talma.

Mrs. Omer Richardson
The Rev. Father Charles SCHOLL will say the Rosary for the late Mrs. Omer RICHARDSON, eight o'clock this evening at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

Ida Heeter
Mrs. Ida HEETER died of a heart attack at 5 a.m. today at her home, 184 Pontiac street, this city. Mrs. Heeter suffered a previous attack on Monday evening and had been confined to her bed since that time. She had been a resident of Rochester for 27 years and had many friends throughout the city and vicinity.
Ida [GREEN], daughter of Samuel and Lydia (SAYGER) GREEN, was born Feb. 14, 1884, on a farm near Akron. On March 12, 1906, she was united in marriage with Samuel HEETER. Mr. Heeter preceded her in death on July 28, 1946.
Surviving are three daugters, Miss Lola HEETER, Mrs. Kathleen CAMPBELL, Mrs. Violet LIVESAY, all of this city; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Louise CLEMANS, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Lottie STEWART, Alabama City, Ala.; Mrs. Hattie SHAW, Detroit, Mich.; a brother, Sidney GREEN, Chicago Heights, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. A son, John Leroy [HEETER], died in 1913.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Trinity E.U.B. church with Rev. Benjamin G. THOMAS in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Thursday, March 27, 1947

James E. Fessler
James E. FESSLER, 79, was found dead at his lake cottage early today by his neighbor, Eugene LECHLER, who lives east of Kenny OVERSTREET's grocery.
Deputy sheriff Porter RHODES said Mr. Fessler apparently had died some time Wednesday evening since the Wednesday newspaper was in the house and today's was still in the mail box.
The body was taken to the Thacker and Sharpe Mortuary.
Born in Madison county Dec. 14, 1867, Mr. Fessler had lived in this neighborhood most of his life. He was a carpenter by trade.
He is survived by a brother, William Oscar FESSLER, New Albany, and a nephew, Earl FESSLER, New Albany.
Funeral arrangements are pending contact with the brother at New Albany.

Emma Barlow
Mrs. Emma BARLOW, 62, died Wednesday afternoon in her home at Argos after being in ill health for several years.
A resident of Argos for more than 30 years, Mrs. Barlow was born April 17, 1884, in Old Fort, O., the daughter of Joseph and Hulda BOWMAN. She was a member of the Church of God. She married William BARLOW in 1907.
Survivors include the husband, two sons, Joseph [BARLOW], South Bend, and Harold [BARLOW], Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth LEE, Tallejo, Calif., and Mrs. Anna BRIGHT, Plymouth; four sisters, Mrs. Harvey PUSEN, Mrs. Henry ROSS, Mrs. Margaret STANTON, and Mrs. Anna DAWALD, all of Tiffin, O.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. S. W. JOINER of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Mary Jane Stoney
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane STONEY, 92, Walkerton and a native of Fulton county, who died Tuesday in South Bend were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Hay Funeral Home at South Bend. Burial was in Riverview cemetery there.
The husband, Theodore STONEY, survives as does a daughter, a son, twelve grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Friday, March 28, 1947

William Isaac Fernbaugh
William Isaac FERNBAUGH, 72, died at his home two and one-half miles east of Leiters Ford at midnight Thursday after a three-week illness.
He was born in Kewanna April 6, 1874, and moved to the Leiters Ford neighborhood 32 years ago. He was a farmer.
Survivors include the wife, Estella [FERNBAUGH]; two daughers, Mrs. Grace BAKER, Culver, and Mrs. Mae WISE, Warsaw; three sons, Earl [FERNBAUGH], Logansport, Robert [FERNBAUGH], Munster, and Carl FERNBAUGH, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Dora BARNETT, South Bend, and Mrs. Ella HINTON, LaPorte; and one brother, Henry FERNBAUGH, Leiters Ford.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. F. C. WACKNITZ, pastor of the Culver Evangelical United Brethren church, officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the residence.

Verba C. Tullis
Verba C. TULLIS, 46, died at his Silver Lake home Thursday night of a heart attack.
Mr. Tullis was born April 2, 1900, near Silver Lake, the son of Oscar and Sylva TULLIS. Besides his Silver Lake residence, Mr. Tullis also lived at North Beaver Dam Lake. His wife died in 1943.
Surviving are three sons, Richard, Clifford and Devane [TULLIS], all of Akron; a daughter, Maradean [TULLIS], at home; his mother, Mrs. Sylvia TULLIS; three brothers, Glen, Percy and Clesta [TULLIS], of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel RADER, Three Rivers, Mich., Mrs. Snowe HELSER, Beaver Dam, and Mrs. Esta JOHNSON, White Hall, Mich.
Funeral arrangements which have not been completed will be carried in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Samuel M. Grable
Samuel M. GRABLE, 95, retired farmer residing south of Fletcher's Lake, died at noon today at his farm home, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Grable had a host of friends through the Fletcher's Lake community.
He was born in Cass county on March 1, 1852. His wife, who was formerly Nina BARNETT, died in 1930. Mr. Grable was a member of the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church and the Masonic Order of Logansport, Ind.
Survivors are granddaugters, Mrs. Mary M. MASON of Indianapolis and Mrs. Ruth BRACKETT of Detroit, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ford SMITH of Indianapolis.
Funeral services are to be held Sunday afternoon. The exact hour will be announed Saturday by the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton.

James Fessler
Funeral services for James FESSLER, 79, who was found dead at his lake cottage Thursday, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Thacker and Sharpe Mortuary with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Saturday, March 29, 1947

Erdine O'Blenis
Mrs. Erdine O'BLENIS, 67, 1201 Pontiac street, died early today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas KIMMELL, South Bend, after a seven-year illness. Although Mrs. O'Blenis' home is in Rochester she had been living with her daughter during her illness.
She was born in Leiters Ford July 5, 1879, the daughter of William and Elizabeth FOX JOHNSON. Mrs. O'Blenis had lived in Rochester and vicinity most of her life. She was married to N. H. O'BLENIS March 14, 1900. Her husband preceded her in death in 1928. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church.
Survivors, besides the daughter, include another daughter, Mrs. Ernest PARREN, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Belle WILSON, Rochester, and one grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Grace Methodist church here by the Rev. Frank BRIGGS. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetey.
The body was taken to the residence from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home today.

Leon Kotterman
Leon KOTTERMAN, 50, principal of the Butler school in Miami county, died Friday in the Dukes Hospital in Peru after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at the schoolhouse. His home was at Deedsville.
A teacher for 32 years, Mr. Kotterman was born Dec. 15, 1896, near Chili, the son of Harry and Margaret KOTTERMAN. He married Nola CLINGAMAN Sept. 14, 1918. He was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Gilead. He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two sons, Cletus [KOTTERMAN], South Bend, and Larry [KOTTERMAN], at home; one daughter, Gwenneth KOTTERMAN, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Clarence LOWE, Deedsville; a brother, Boyd KOTTERMAN, Deedsville, and two uncles, Truman [KOTTERMAN] and Oren KOTTERMAN, Deedsville. A son, Dean [KOTTERMAN], died in 1940.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ebenezer church with the Rev. R. M. BROCK officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery.
The Moyer and Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, will take the body to the residence late today.

Lucinda E. Miller
Funeral services for Lucinda E. MILLER, who died at her home in Fort Wayne Thursday morning, were held at 1:30 p.m. today in the Tom Mungovan Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial was made in the Mt. Etna cemetery in Huntington county.
Mrs. Miller, 81 years of age, had been ill since last February. She was born in Huntington county but spent about thirty-five years of her life in and around Rochester.
She is survived by her husband, Allen E. MILLER; two sons, Kenneth and Fred Wayne MILLER, all of Ft. Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie PACE, of Lowell, Ind., Mrs. Mary LANDON and Miss Dollie MILLER, both of Ft. Wayne, and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Monday, March 31, 1947

George Rentschler, Sr.
George RENTSCHLER, Sr., one of Fulton county's most prominent citizens, died at 3:02 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his farm home a half mile east of Fulton. His death, which was attriburted to a complication of diseases, followed an illness of five weeks' duration.
Mr. Rentschler had been a resident of the Fulton community for the past 73 years. He was well-known throughout Indiana and Ohio. Mr. Rentschler several years ago was extremely active in politics and was the Democratic representative of Fulton and Cass counties to the Indiana General Assembly from 1908 through 1913. He also served as justice of the peace for Liberty township for eight years.
Mr. Rentschler was a progressive farmer and livestock dealer. He held extensive land farm property holdings throughout Liberty township and for a period of over 25 years owned and operated stockyards at Fulton.
The pioneer Liberty township citizen was also interested in several banking institutions, among them were the old Fulton (Ind.) State bank and his father's bank at Hamilton, Ohio. Mr. Rentschler, who was a member of the Masonic order, was advanced through the York Rite and belonged to the Blue lodge and Chapter of Fulton and the Commandery of Rochester. He was an active worker in practically all farm, civic and charitable projects which were launched throughout Fulton county and the state.
George Rentschler, Sr., was born at Newark, N.J., Oct. 7, 1864, the son of George Adam and Katherine (GRAF) RENTSCHLER. After his mother's death in Peru on Oct. 2, 1860, he was reared by his maternal grandmother and resided in Peru until 1874 when he moved to the farm home east of Fulton where he resided throughout the remainder of his life.
He was united in marriage with Letie Elizabeth LUDEWIG on March 15, 1883. Mrs. Rentschler preceded him in death on March 25, 1935. To this union were born eight sons, Henry, Andrew, George, Jr., Robert, Verl, Elgy, Clarence and Paul [RENTSCHLER]. Two sons, Verl and Paul preceded their father in death as did one brother, Henry RENTSCHLER, who was president of the Rentschler Foundry, in Hamilton, Ohio.
Survivors are six sons, Henry, Andrew, George, Jr., Robert, Elgy and Clarence, all of Fulton; eighteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Helen WALDON of Hamilton, Ohio, and three brothers, Fred B. RENTSCHLER, chairman of the board of United Aircraft Corporation of Hartford, Conn.; Gordon S. RENTSCHLER, president of the City National Bank of New York City, and G. A. RENTSCHLER, associate president of the General Machinery Corporation.
Funeral services will be held from the Rentschler homestead at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Floyd HARDY of Muskegon, Mich., in charge, assisted by Rev. E. O. McSHERRY of Fulton. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body lies in state at the Rentschler home where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 1, 1947

Dr. Homer Hinton Tallman
Last rites for Dr. Homer Hinton TALLMAN, 74, prominent Culver doctor who died of pneumonia at the Kelley hospital in Argos Saturday, were conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Grace Evangelical Reformed church in Culver.
He was born at Marion, Iowa. Dr. Tallman attended Northwestern Medical school, Chicago, graduating in 1900. He practiced medicine in North Liberty and Lapaz for a few years and came to Culver in 1911. His practice in Culver was continuous with the exception of 26 months' service in the army medical corps during World War I. At the time of his death he was a major in the U. S. Army Medical Reserve.
Dr. Tallman was a member of the Grace Evangelical Reformed church, Marshall County Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association, Culver Chamber of Commerce and Culver Lions club. He was a member and past commander of the Culver American Legion post, and Culver Masonic lodge, past patron of the Eastern Star, and member of the Scottish Rite.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel TALLMAN; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie ASPER, Detroit, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Mary E. KERR, Dallas, Texas.

Wednesday, April 2, 1947

Minnie M. Davis
Mrs. Minnie M. DAVIS, 69, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Maxinkuckee as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been ill two weeks.
Born in Rochester, Jan. 12, 1868, the daughter of Thomas and Nancy RUSH, Mrs. Davis went to her Maxinkuckee home in 1912. She married John Harvey DAVIS seven years ago. She was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist Church.
Survivors, besides the husband, include two sons, Enoch [ANDREWS] and Thomas ANDREWS, Culver; three daughters, Mrs. Lena GUNTER, Mrs. Edna GRAHAM and Mrs. Maxine BENNETT, all of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Dorsey SMITH, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
There will be a short service at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Friday followed by funeral services at 2:30 p.m. in the Richland Center church with the Rev. S. H. WACKNITZ, Culver, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.

Estella Bailey Kinzie
Last rites for Mrs. Estella BAILEY KINZIE, 67, former well-known Fulton county resident who died at Valparaiso Sunday, were conducted Tuesday in Valparaiso with burial in Graceland cemetery there.
Mrs. Kinzie, daughter of Lewis and Amanda TRACY BAILEY, spent most of her early life in Leiters Ford and was graduated from there in 1901. She married Tern KINZIE in 1910 and he preceded her in death two years.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Martha ASHPAUGH and Mrs. Lillian DAVIS, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Mabel NEBELLING, LaPorte; one sister, Mrs. B. B. CAMPBELL, Gary; one brother, Clark BAILEY, South Bend; and six grandchildren.

Thursday, April 3, 1947
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Friday, April 4, 1947

Don Robert Talbott
Private services for Don Robert TALBOTT, 26, who died Thursday in a hospital at Fort Wayne, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Douglas STARKS, Kewanna, at the Harrison chapel. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Talbott was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bert TALBOTT, both of whom are now deceased.
Survivors include six brothers, Albert, Manise, and Harlan, of Kewanna, Ralph and Simon, of Plymouth, and Charles [TALBOTT] of Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Bella SOUTH, Rochester, and Mrs. Mae KILE of Defiance, O.

Saturday, April 5, 1947

James K. Nickels
James K. NICKELS, 65, died at his home in Kewanna Friday night. He moved from his farm near Marshtown to Kewanna in the last year. He is the son of George W. and Sarah E. NICKELS.
Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Nellie NICKELS; one adopted son, Wilbur [NICKELS], at home, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah MARSH, of Marshtown.
Private services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison Chapel in Kewanna by the Rev. Douglass STARKS, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.

Monday, April 7, 1947

Devon Arden Dickerhoff
Devon Arden DICKERHOFF, 37, New Paris, died Sunday afternoon in a hospital at Goshen after a two-week illness.
Mr. Dickerhoff was born June 22, 1909, in Wabash county. He and his wife, Helen [DICKERHOFF], were married Oct. 13, 1928. He was a cement contractor. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward DICKERHOFF.
Survivor, besides the wife, include a son, Richard [DICKERHOFF], and a daughter, Virginia [DICKERHOFF], and two brothers, Robert and Max [DICKERHOFF], and the parents who live at Silver Lake.
The body is at the Moyer and Haupert Funeral home, Akron. Arrangements are incomplete.

Fred Thompson
Fred THOMPSON, 79, retired carpenter and contractor, died at 9:20 o'clock Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital following a lengthy illness from complications. Mr. Thompson, who came to Rochester from Culver 15 years ago, resided at 312 West 10th street, this city. He had many friends throughout both Rochester and Culver.
Mr. Thompson was born at Walkerton, Ind., on Nov. 23, 1867. His parents were Nathan and Jane THOMPSON. His wife was formerly Miss Arlene FEAR. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Goldie McLANE of Culver; a grandson, W. S. ANDERSON of Culver; a son-in-law, William ANDERSON of Culver, and a sister, Mrs. Martha BURCH of Aurora, Ill. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Foster Funeral Home, this city. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, east of Culver. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Dorus W. Tranbarger
Last rites for Dorus W. TRANBARGER, 74, who died Sunday morning of a heart ailment at his Rochester apartment, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. He had been in ill health since 1929.
A well-known retired farmer, Mr. Tranbarger was born May 5, 1872, in Clinton county, the son of Alfred and Martha TRANBARGER. His wife, the former Estella LAMB, preceded him in death in 1936. He came here from Hamilton county several years ago.
Survivors include a son, Emmett [TRANBARGER], Rochester; a brother, C. B. [TRANBARGER], of Dayton; and a half-brother, Dale TRANBARGER, of Seattle, Wash.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Clinton D. Whisman
Clinton D. WHISMAN, 72, prominent Argos resident, died unexpectedly of heart trouble Saturday afternoon in the Kelly Hospital at Argos.
Mr. Whisman was born March 4, 1875, in Argos, the son of Willis and Lavina WHISMAN. He married Gertrude BOWELL, May 19, 1900. He was a member of the Christian Church, the Odd Fellows Lodge, and was very active in the Izaak Walton League. He worked in the Schoonover Store for 25 years and also was a restaurant operator.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a brother, Reason [WHISMAN], Bourbon; and a sister, Mrs. Nora MEREDITH, Argos.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos by the Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Christian Church. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 8, 1947

Devon Arden Dickerhoff
Funeral services for Devon Arden DICKERHOFF, 37, New Paris, who died Sunday in a Goshen hospital, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Walnut Church of the Brethren in North Manchester by the Rev. Mr. STEWARD, of New Paris. Burial will be in Oak Lawn cemetery at North Manchester. The body was taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron to the New Paris home today.

Wednesday, April 9, 1947

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Thursday, April 10, 1947

Anna Viola Hosey
Mrs. Anna Viola HOSEY, 67, who was stricken seriously ill the day after she and her husband,William, moved to Kewanna, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. and Mrs. Hosey moved to their home south of Kewanna from Chicago last Thursday.
Mrs. Hosey was born Dec. 16, 1879, in Orfordsville, Wis., and married William HOSEY in 1936 at Chicago. She was a member of the St. Martini Lutheran church in Chicago.
Survivors include the husband; two sons, Edward OLSON, New York, and Clement OLSON, Chester, Pa.; four brothers, Carl, John and Willy, all of Beloit, Wis., and Sam of Idaho Falls, Idaho; four granddaughters; two nieces, and three nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Orfordsville, Wis., with burial there. The body will be shipped there today from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, April 11, 1947

Anna Townsend
Mrs. Anna TOWNSEND, 73, a native of Macy and a resident of Akron for several years, died Monday at her home in Los Angeles according to word received by Akron friends.
Mrs. Townsend was a cousin to Joe SLAYBAUGH. She spent last summer with Mrs. Josephine HIVELY, Akron.

Saturday, April 12, 1947

Mrs. Silas Rouch
Mrs. Silas ROUCH, 65, Flora, died at 4 a.m. today in the Kelly hospital at Argos after a week's illness. Her husband, Silas [ROUCH], is a brother of William ROUCH, of this city.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Baptist Church in Kokomo Monday. The body was returned to the Flora home today.
Survivors, besides the husband, are the mother, two brothers, and two sisters.

Monday, April 14, 1947

Charles Faulstich
Funeral services for Charles FAULSTICH, 72, lifelong Monterey resident who died Saturday afternoon of a heart attack, will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Ann Catholic church at Monterey by the Rev. Leo FREDERICKS. Burial will be in the Monterey Catholic cemetery.
Born June 30, 1875, the son of George and Elizabeth FALSTICH, he was a retired farmer. He married Rosie BAKER in 1899 but she preceded him in death in 1918. He married Gertrude KELLER in 1920.
Survivors, besides the wife, include four sons, Harvey, Lawrence and Herman FAULSTICH, Monterey, and Joe FAULSTICH, Lake Charles, La.; three daughters, Dorothy FAULSTICH of South Bend, Mrs. Martha DILLIENBERG of Chicago and Mrs. Lucille SELLERS of Monterey; two sisters, Mrs. Clara LONG of Monterey and Mrs. Lou REINHOLD of Buchanan, Mich.; a brother, Frank [FAULSTICH], of Monterey, and ten grandchildren.
Mrs. Oscar Crill
Mrs. Oscar CRILL, 58, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the home of her son, Wayne, four miles west of North Manchester. She had been ill two weeks.
Mrs. Crill was born May 4, 1888, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis STALKER. A housewife, she was a member of the Walnut Street Church of the Brethren in North Manchester.
Survivors, besides the husband, Oscar [CRILL], include four sons, Lloyd [CRILL], Logansport; Paul [CRILL], Rochester; Wayne [CRILL], North Manchester; and Harold CRILL, Winamac; two daughters, Mrs. Paul EBER, Rochester and Miss Mabel RUNKLE, Logansport; and seven grandchildren. A fifth son, Lewis Henry [CRILL], died in infancy.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Burgess Funeral Home in North Manchester. Burial will be west of there.

Clarence Eshelman
Last rites for Clarence ESHELMAN, 72, who died Sunday afternoon at his home northeast of Rochester, will be read at 2 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Alvin ESHELMAN, Peru, assisted by the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, of this city in Trinity Evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mr. Eshelman was born June 21, 1874, in Henry township, the son of Jacob and Mary ESHELMAN. He married Nancy Evalene CLEMENS, Sept. 18, 1895. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Survivors include the wife; two sons, Albert and Jay [ESHELMAN], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Marie HORN, Huntington, and Miss Hattie ESHELMAN, at home; and eight grandchildren.
The body will be removed to the residence today by the Foster Funeral Home.

Celia Ann Prickett
Last rites for Mrs. Celia Ann PRICKETT, 41, 709 East Tenth street, who died Sunday morning of pneumonia, will be read at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster Funeral Home by Dr. C. T. HOWELL and in Monument City at 2 p.m. at the Presbterian Church there. Burial will be at Monument City.
A resident of Rochester 19 years, Mrs. Prickett was born Nov. 7, 1905, in Huntington county. She was the daughter of John and Peletha RYNEARSON.
Survivors include the husband, Daniel [PRICKETT]; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean OVERMYER, Rocheter; the father, Huntington; four brothers, Ora [RYNEARSON], Fort Wayne, Walter [RYNEARSON], Muncie, Homer [RYEARSON], South Bend, and Elmer [RYNEARSON], Garrettsville, O.; a sister Mrs. Nettie RUGGLES, Huntington.

Nellie May Moore
Mrs. Nellie May MOORE, 58, died at 7:25 a.m. today at her Akron home after an illness of one week.
She was born June 22, 1888, the daughter of Henry and Rosie HARTMAN. Mrs. Moore is the widow of Frank MOORE who died in 1944. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Claude BERGER, Gilead, Mrs. Rosie GREGORY, South Bend, Mrs. Alice STEININGER, Fulton, and Mrs. Pauline STANLEY, Walkerton; two sons, Alfred [MOORE], Macy, and Earl [MOORE], Akron; three brothers, Ralph HARTMAN, Sugar Grove, Ill., Floyd HARTMAN, Oswego, Ill., and Rolandus HARTMAN,
Aurora, Ill.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron pending funeral arrangements which will appear in the Tuesday issue of The News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, April 15, 1947

Nellie May Moore
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie May MOORE, 58, who died in her Akron home Monday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home to the residence today.

Wednesday, April 16, 1947

Jessie M. Shivers
Mrs. Jessie M. SHIVERS, 66, died Tuesday afternoon at her home in Argos after a serious illness of one week.
She was born Sept. 3, 1880, in Green Township near Argos the daughter of John and Marietta LELAND. Mrs. Shivers, who was a lifelong resident of Argos, married Walter SHIVERS, March 26, 1925. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the W.S.C.S.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Velma BUCHER, Indianapolis; two step-sons, Meryl and Joseph [SHIVERS], Argos; three step-daughters, Mrs. May KLINE, Culver, Mrs. Arvilla VANGILDER, Mentone, and Mrs. Lucille DAVIS, Argos; four brothers, A. N. LELAND, St. Petersburg, Fla., George H. LELAND, Dayton, O., John [LELAND] and Lawson LELAND, Argos; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Argos Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Thomas LUKE. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery.
The body will remain at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos until 1:30 p.m., when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until time for services.

Thursday, April 17, 1947

[no obits]

Friday, April 18, 1947

Lowell H. Bain
Lowell H. BAIN, 61, a resident of a cottage on the North Shore drive of Lake Manitou, died at 4 o'clock this morning at Woodlawn hospital.
A resident of Indianapolis most of his life, Mr. Bain was born in Montgomery county to William and Mary BAIN. In 1910 he married Edna ESCHENBRENNER. He operated a retail coal business in Indianapolis until 1929, when he retired and became a taveling representative for the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Co.
Mr. Bain was a member of the Methodist church, Scottish Rite and the Rochester Blue Lodge. A son, William S. BAIN, preceded him in death.
Surviving besides the wife are five cousins, Mrs. Ruth BIGELOW of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Mabel STEPHENSON of Indianapolis, and Lawrence, John and Paul LINVILLE.
Masonic services will be conducted at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home Saturday evening at 7 o'clock. The Rev. F. R. BRIGGS will officiate. The body will be taken to the Flanner & Buchanan mortuary in Indianapolis, where services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday. Cremation will follow.

Saturday, April 19, 1947

Lowell H. Bain
Services for Lowell H. BAIN, Lake Manitou resident who died early Friday morning at Woodlwan hospital, will be conducted at Thacker & Sharpe funeral home at 7 o'clock this evening. The Rev. F. R. BRIGGS, pastor of Grace Methodist church, will officiate. Wendell FREDERICK will be soloist.
The body will be taken to Indianapolis early Sunday and services will be conducted in the Flanner & Buchanan mortuary there at 4 p.m. Sunday. Cremation will follow.

Monday, April 21, 1947

Francis Marion Porter
Funeral services for Francis Marion PORTER, 77, a retired cement mason and life resident of Fulton county, were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster Funeral Home by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Porter, who lived at 1511 Bancroft, died Saturday after suffering a stroke of paralysis six weeks ago.
He was born July 10, 1869, on a farm near Union school. He was the son of Benjamin and Hannah PORTER. He was married to Estella YOUNG who preceded him in death. Mr. Porter later married Nora PARKER. He was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors, besides the wife, Nora [PORTER], include a grandson, Porter COPLEN, Peru; a brother, Walter [PORTER], Grand Rapids, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Voris LOWE, Rochester. A daughter, Annabelle COPLEN, preceded him in death.

Tuesday, April 22, 1947

Dr. Leroy E. Fosner
Dr. Leroy E. FOSNER, 61, a native of Rochester, died at his home in Evanston, Wyo., at 1 p.m. Monday.
Dr. Fosner is the son of Mrs. Emma HOFFMAN of this city.
He was born Aug. 11, 1886, the son of Ellis FOSNER and Emma FOSNER HOFFMAN. Dr. Fosner married the former Louise OGDEN and was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge. He practiced medicine in Wyoming for 33 years.
Survivors, besides the wife and mother, include two children, Emmerson FOSNER and Olive Margaret FOSNER, both at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Olive McCOY of Rochester and Mrs. Fred IZZARD of Tulsa, Okla.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The Masonic lodge will have charge of the services.
The body will arrive from Wyoming Thursday evening and will remain at the Foster Funeral home where friends may call.
Wednesday, April 23, 1947

Josiah Compton
Josiah COMPTON, 77, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Silas MAXON, in Argos after an illness of five weeks.
Mr. Compton lived with another daughter, Mrs. Nora WITTMAUCK at 57 North Maple street in Argos, but he moved to the Maxon home a year ago when Mr. Wittmauck became very ill.
He was born in Henry county, Ky., Feb. 14, 1860 the son of Gilbert and Mary COMPTON. He has lived in or near Argos all his life. Mr. Compton married Milama GUNN Sept. 6, 1885, who preceded him in death in 1918. A laborer, he was a member of the Argos Christian Church. Surviving, besides Mrs. Maxon, are two more daughters, Mrs. Ada WEAVER, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Nora WITTMAUCK, Argos; five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home by the Rev. A. M. THOMAS, pastor of the Farmland Christian Church and formerly of Argos. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. The body was returned to the Maxon home today.

Gertrude Dorothy Hasman
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Dorothy HASMAN, 33, who died early Tuesday at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna by the Rev. Joseph DUX, pastor of the Kewanna Church of Christ. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Hasman had been in ill health for five years and for the last several years had made her home with her parents, William and Lilly SWARTZ, who live two miles west of Kewanna. She was born July 11, 1913.
Survivors are a daughter, Donna Jean [HASMAN]; and a son, LaVon [HASMAN]; the parents; two sisters, Mrs. Glenna SCOTT, Highland, and Mrs. Gladys JENSEN, of Michigan; and a brother, Gerald SWARTZ, Winamac.

Oliver Clemens
Oliver CLEMENS, 64, farmer residing a few miles south of Argos on U.S. Road 31, died of a heart attack at 3 p.m. Tuesday. He became ill while working in the field near his home and was brought to the house where he expired a short time later. He had been a resident of the Argos community for the past 11 years, coming there from Culver.
Mr. Clemens was born Nov. 26, 1882 at Burr Oak, Ind. He was married to Elma WILLSON on Oct. 10, 1902. The deceased was a member of the Gleaners lodge.
Survivors are his wife; three children, Mrs. Grace MILLER of Burr Oak, Mrs. Irene STAHL of South Bend and James CLEMENS of South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Grace SHURESSLER of Kankakee, Ill., Mrs. Chloe BROOK of Culver, Mrs. Pearl MELTON of Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Nellie ROCKWELL of South Bend; a brother, Ross CLEMENS of South Bend, and three grandchildren, one of whom, Samuel CLEMENS, resides with his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Thomas LUKE officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body will lie in state at the home until 10 a.m. Thursday at which time it will be removed to the funeral home. Friends may call at either the residence or funeral home.

Dr. Leroy E. Fosner
Funeral services for Dr. Leroy FOSNER, 61, who died Monday in Wyoming, will not be held until 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster Funeral Home since the body will arrive from Wyoming Friday.
The Foster Funeral Home today learned that the body would not arrive Thursday as expected but Friday thus postponing the services. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery with the Masonic lodge in charge of services.

Mrs. Ellis Lamb
Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Ellis LAMB, 56, Knox, who died Sunday, in the Methodist Church at Knox with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, Akron, officiating. Burial was in the Gilead cemetery.
Mrs. Lamb is the mother of Mrs. Emmett GRUBBS, of this city.
She was a former resident of Kewanna, Akron, Talma, and Rochester.
Surviving, besides the daughter, are her husband, Ellis [LAMB], another daughter, Martha Lou [LAMB], at home, and three grandchildren.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami Co Ind Cemeteries, Gilead Cemetery, Perry Twp.: Ellis J. LAMB, 1884-1971; Floral E. LAMB, 1891-1947.]

Thursday, April 24, 1947

Henry Nordloh
Henry NORDLOH, retired farmer, died at his home in Fulton at 1 a.m. today, following a week's illness from complications. He had a host of friends throughout Liberty township where he was engaged in farming for a number of years.
Henry Nordloh was born in Ripley county, Indiana on Feb. 21, 1865 and came to Liberty township from Benton county in 1907. On July 29, 1904 he was married to Leota GRAY WELLER. His parents were Henry and Mary NORDLOH. Mr. Nordloh was a member of the Lutheran church and was at one time sheriff of Benton county.
Survivors are his wife; a brother, John [NORDLOH] of Osgood, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Herschel VINES, of Greensburg, Ind., Mrs. Anna THOMAS, of Oxford, Ind., and several nieces and nephews. William GRAY, of this city, is a brother-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held at the Nordloh residence Sunday morning 11 o'clock with the Rev. R. A. KAY in charge. Burial will be in the Fowler, Ind., cemetery. The body will be taken from the Ditmire Funeral Home to the residence on Saturday morning where friends may call.

Virgil Phillips
Virgil PHILLIPS, 48, a lifelong resident of the Kewanna community area, died today at his home three miles southwest of Kewanna after a serious illness of two weeks.
Mr. Phillips was born May 28, 1898, at his present home where he has farmed all his life. He married Lula THOMAS June 7, 1933 He was the son of Fremont and Anna BONNELL PHILLIPS. Mr. Phillips was a member of the Star City Methodist Church and the Kewanna Odd Fellow lodge.
Survivors include the wife, Lula; a step-son, Clayton THOMAS, South Bend; and a sister, Mrs. Ed FOY, Latona Beach, Calif.
Last rites will be read at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (DST) in the Star City Methodist Church with the Rev. James BURROUGHS officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna to the Phillips home Friday morning where friends may call.

Friday, April 25, 1947

Phillip Emory Dulmatch
Last rites for Phillip Emory DULMATCH, 78, former Rochester resident who died at his South Bend home Thursday after an illness of five weeks, will be read at the Welsheimer Funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Highland cemetery at South Bend.
Mr. Dulmatch was born April 9, 1869, near Macy and married the former Mary E. BALDWIN, April 8, 1903, in Rochester. He lived on a farm southeast of the city for several years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and an employee of the Bendix Aviation Corporation.
Mr. Dulmatch is the brother of the late John DULMATCH and Levi DULMATCH and is an uncle of Mrs. Elma BOGGESS of this city.
Survivors, besides the wife, include three daughters, Jeanette [DULMATCH], Marjorie [DULMATCH], and Mrs. John M. KRING, South Bend; two sons, Robert [DULMATCH], Chicago, and Paul [DULMATCH], South Bend, and five grandchildren.

Hannah Thomas
Mrs. Hannah THOMAS, 69, a resident of Rochester and vicinity for 10 years, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Harvey COLEMAN, 201 West 13th street, after a short siege of pneumonia.
Her residence was at 315 Fulton, however she had been staying with relatives during her three years of poor health.
Mrs.Thomas was born Aug. 12, 1877, in Fulton county, the daughter of Charles and Mary HAGAN SMITH. She married Goldie SMITH, in 1897. He preceded her in death in 1943.
Surviving her, besides the niece, are four nephews, Thomas, Fred, and John WESTWOOD, Rochester, and Robert WESTWOOD, Fowler, and another niece, Mrs. Albert WOODS, Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, April 26, 1947

Albert Baldwin
Albert BALDWIN, 64, who lived one and one-half miles west of Tippecanoe, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in the Kelly Hospital at Argos after an illness of five days.
Death was attributed to heart trouble.
Mr. Baldwin was born Feb. 17, 1883, at Pierceton, the son of George and Louisa BALDWIN. He married Anna AUBIL April 28, 1939, in Mishawaka, and they moved to their present residence from Mishawaka in 1940. A farmer, Mr. Baldwin was a member of the Mount Horeb Encampment of Rochester, the Odd Fellows lodge and Rebekah lodge at Tippecanoe, and the Christian church at Mishawaka.
Surviving him, besides the wife, are three brothers, William and Norman [BALDWIN], Rochester, and Homer [BALDWIN], South Bend; five sisters, Mrs. Sarah HIRSH, Mishawaka, Mrs. Mollie DULMAC, South Bend, Mrs. Ella KEFFEL, Massillon, O., Mrs. Ruth KAHLER, Decatur, Mich., and Mrs. Cinda KREIGHBAUM, Sevastapool; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday in the Tippecanoe Methodist Church with Rev. Maynard CULP, Mishawaka, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Mishawaka.
The body will be returned to the residence from the Grossman Funeral Home at 4 p.m. today.

Esty Virl Zartman
Esty Virl ZARTMAN, 60, a lifelong resident of Rochester, died at 12:05 a.m. today at the home of a son, Gordon ZARTMAN, who lives six miles south of Rochester in the Green Oak community. He had been ill one year.
The son of Irvin and Alice MILLER ZARTMAN, Mr. Zartman was born June 2, 1886. He married Belle CHAPIN, Nov. 27, 1907, in Mexico, Ind.
Survivors, besides the wife and son, include four daughters, Mrs. Howard WHITE, Macy, Mrs. Kenneth GRAHAM, Peru, Mrs. Clarence SMITH, Mishawaka, Mrs. Woodrow PACKARD, Peru; two brothers, Homer [ZARTMAN] and Roy [ZARTMAN], Macy; and twenty-four grandchildren. A daughter and son preceded him in death.
Last rites will be read at 2 p.m. Monday in the Macy Christian Church by the Rev. Mr. GOLDEN. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery.
The body will remain at the Foster Funeral Home until the hour of the services.

Monday, April 28, 1947

Mrs. Henry A. Barnhart
Mrs. Henry A. BARNHART, a pioneer resident of this city, died at 4:10 Sunday morning at the Woodlawn hospital from complications which followed a hip fracture suffered Wednesday afternoon in her home 1104 South Main street. Although intimate friends were aware Mrs. Barnhart's condition was critical the news of her death was received as a most severe shock by the citizens of this community.
Mrs. Barnhart, who had resided in Rochester for practically all of her life, had a legion of friends not only in Fulton county but throughout the State of Indiana. She was an active leader in civic and club work and through these activities, she made and retained many friendships throughout the entire state.
Mrs. Barnhart was one of the founders of the Rochester Woman's Club and was an honored member of the Fulton County Federation of Clubs. She had become known as the "Mother of Clubs of Fulton County" and for several years served as district president of Federation of Woman's Clubs of Indiana. She was also a trustee of the Indiana Federation of Woman's Clubs. Her work and interests in the O.N.T., a Rochester club, were equally as active.
Perhaps Mrs. Barnhart's most outstanding civic leadership was demonstrated through over 40 years of service as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Library. She was president of the board at the time of her death. She also served as president of the Fulton County Red Cross Association for a number of years.
Alwilda Ed., daughter of Andrew J. and Eliza (STROSNIDER) EDWARDS was born August 5, 1863 on a farm near Talma, Ind. Upon completing her education she taughts school in the Rochester city schools for a score of years. In 1892 she married to A. J. DILLON who preceded her in death on July 11, 1920. Her second marriage in 1923 was to Henry A. BARNHART, former congressman of the old 13th district of Indiana, who died on March 26, 1934. Mrs. Barnhart was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and was an active worker in the various programs of her church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Clem V. MILLER, of this city; a nephew, Clarence E. MILLER, of Columbus, Ohio; a niece, Mrs. Charles F. MEYER, of Indianapolis; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Glenn BAILEY, of Indianapolis; and two stepsons, Dean L. BARNHART, of Goshen, Ind., and Hugh A. BARNHART, of this city.
Funeral services will be at two p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY of the Rochester Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body of Mrs. Barnhart lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, April 29, 1947

Leonard LeLand Wydra
Leonard LeLand WYDRA, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell WYDRA, who live one-half mile west of Leiters Ford, died Monday evening one-half hour after being admitted to the Holy Family Hospital at LaPorte.
The boy had been in poor health for several weeks after having the chicken pox but was critically ill only a few hours. The Wydra family was visiting with the boy's paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter WYDRA, San Pierre, when he became seriously ill.
Leonard Wydra was born Oct. 8, 1940, at Melrose Park, a suburb of Chicago. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Chicago. His parents moved to their present home a year ago.
Survivors, besides the parents and grandparents, include two brothers, Mitchell [WYDRA], Jr., and Robert [WYDRAk]; two sisters, Genevieve [WYDRA] and Elaine [WYDRA].
The body was taken to the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Wednesday, April 30, 1947

Jennie Hippensteel
Mrs. Jennie HIPPENSTEEL, 80, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Crowel, 1307 South Madison street, this city. Mrs. Hippensteel had been ill since the first of the current year.
Mrs. Hippensteel was born Sept. 12, 1866 at Leesburg, Ind. She was the daughter of John and Sarah J. (LONG) SANDERSON. She had been a resident of this city for 11 years coming here from South Bend.
On November 1, 1890, she was united in marriage with William HIPPENSTEEL, who preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1920. Mrs. Hippensteel was a member of the Methodist church of Silver Creek, Mich., she was also a member of the Rebekah lodge, of Eau Claire, Mich.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. John CROWEL, this city; two sons, Earl [HIPPENSTEEL], of Dowagiac, Mich.; Boyd [HIPPENSTEEL] of Benton Harbor, Mich.; a grandson, George HIPPENSTEEL, of Dowagiac and four great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY will officiate and burial will be in the Crystal Springs cemetery, Benton Harbor, Mich. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Thursday, May 1, 1947

Mrs. Emil Evans
Miss None TURNER today received word of the death of Mrs. Emile EVANS, which occurred Wednesday at the Evans residence in West Lafayette, Ind. The Evans were former residents of this city where Mr. Evans was an employee of the Armour Creameries.

Howard Brunson
Police found Howard BRUNSON, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John BRUNSON, Argos, shot to death in his room Wednesday noon at Tulsa, Okla., where he was attending college.
No word has been received as to the cause of the shooting.
Mr. Brnson was born April 29, 1926 in Michigan and moved to Argos with his parents six years ago. He served three years in the U.S. Navy--two of them in the Pacific theater.
He is survived by the parents; a brother, Verne BRUNSON, Indianapolis; and a sister, Mrs. Irene SOUTH, Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Argos Christian Church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor, officiating. Burial will be held in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The body will arrive at the Umbaugh Funeral Home this evening where friends may call.

Mrs. Henry A. Barnhart
The out-of-town people who attended the final rites for Mrs. Henry A. BARNHART, which were held Wednesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home, were:
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DILLON, Culver; Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge O. DILLON, Valparaiso; Mrs. Dillon ZECHIEL, Culver; Harry DILLON, Argos; Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. BARNHART, Goshen; Mrs. Glenn BARNHART BAILEY, Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. D. G. RANNELLS, Fulton; Mrs. Catherine PFEIL, William PFEIL and Hilda KEIB, all of Logansport, and E. P. CARSON of Indianapolis.

Friday, May 2, 1947

Howard Brunson
The county investigator at Tulsa, Okla, returned a verdict of suicide in the shooting Wednesday of Howard BRUNSON, Navy veteran and Tulsa Business College student.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John BRUNSON, Argos.
No motive has been established for the shooting.
Brunson died of a gunshot wound a few hours after observing his 21st birthday.
Funeral services were conducted today at 2:30 p.m. in the Argos Christian Church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery.

Saturday, May 3, 1947

[no obits]


Monday, May 5, 1947

Offa W. Meranda
Offa W. MERANDA, 77, died at 10 o'clock Monday morning at his home on Wolf's Point, Lake Manitou. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Meranda had been in ill health since the first of the current year. He had been a resident of Lake Manitou for over a score of years coming here from Howard county, Indiana.
Mr. Meranda was born Dec. 8, 1869, in Howard county. He was twice married, his first wife being Maude PETERS, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. In Setember, 1937, he was married to Daisy CRODDY. Prior to his retirement a number of years ago he was employed as a mechanic. Mr. Meranda was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Surviving are his wife, at home; three step-sons, Dallas CRODDY of Indianapolis, Garyl CRODDY of Madison, Ind., and Wayne CRODDY of Kokomo; a brother, Arthur MERANDA of Kokomo, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian church with Rev. Grant BLACKSOOD in charge. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo, Ind. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Esther Mullen
Miss Esther MULLEN, 36, died early Sunday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mattie MULLEN, Argos.
Miss Mullen had been in ill health for eight years.
She was born Nov. 28, 1910, in Argos and had lived there since. Her parents were Mariah and Mattie MULLEN. Miss Mullen worked for many years as a stenographer in the Stacy Carpenter law office. She was a member of the Argos Methodist Church.
Her mother is the only survivor.
Special funeral services will be conducted in the Grossman Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Frank WAGNER, pastor of the Church of God. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.

Ellen Daake
Mrs. Ellen DAAKE, wife of Herman DAAKE, died early Monday at Woodlawn hospital after more than a year's illness. During the past month she was a patient at Memorial hospital, South Bend, where an improvement in her condition seemed evident, and she was returned to her home in Rochester last Friday. On Sunday morning her condition became worse and she was taken to Woodlawn hospital where she continued to receive constant care until her passing this morning.
Mrs. Daake was born at Huntington, Ind., April 1900. In 1920, she was united in marriage with Herman Daake and the couple first took up their residencey at Salamanca, New York. Following the residence there, they lived at several other points on the Erie Railroad before coming to Rochester in the fall of 1926.
The deceased was a devoted member and worker of the Methodist church, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the F.D.I. club and until her disability prevented, an active worker for the support of the Red Cross.
Those of the immediate family who remain to mourn her untimely passing are the husband, Herman Daake; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac SANTON of Bluffton, Ind., and brothers and sisters, Claude SANTON, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Edgar SANTON of Huntington, Ind., Mrs. C. C. McKINNEY of Mankato, Minn., George [SANTON] and Ralph SANTON of Bluffton, and Mrs. Ed CABELL of Akron, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman funeral home. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church. Interment will be at the IOOF cemetery.

Tuesday, May 6, 1947

Offa W. Meranda
Funeral services for Offa W. MERANDA, who died one a.m. Monday at his home, Lake Manitou, will be held at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church, this city. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home.

Amanda Ball
Mrs. Eli [Amanda] BALL, 71, died at 10 p.m. Monday at her home, one and one-half miles southwest of Leiters Ford after an illness of three weeks.
Mrs. Ball was born July 5, 1875, in Fulton county and has been a life resident of this county. She was married to Eli BALL Nov. 1, 1893. She was the daughter of John REISH and Katherine WALTERS BALL. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Survivors include the husband, a son, Walter [BALL], Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie CAMPBELL, Leiters Ford, Mrs. Chloe SMITH, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Wilma BALL, at home; twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Adam REISH, Leiters Ford, and a sister, Mrs. Mary REEVES, Burlington, Wyo.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. DST, in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters IOOF cemetery. The body was taken from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton to the home this afternoon.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Marriages, 1836-1983: Amanda REISH married David E. BALL, November 1, 1892.]

John Russell
Funeral services for John RUSSELL, 58, former Kewanna resident, who committed suicide Sunday in his department store at Winamac, will be held in the Methodist church, Winamac, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Rev. C. R. EARLE of Lebanon, Ind., assisted by Rev. E. J. PETERS, Winamac, will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Kewanna.
Mr. Russell's body was found in his store by his daughter. He had shot himself in the head with a .22 caliber revolver and death was believed instant. Ill health was believed to have been the motive for his act. Quite recently he had been dismissed from the St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport.
Mr. Russell was born June 4, 1888, in Kewanna. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John RUSSELL. On Oct. 19, 1910, he was married to Glenna SWAYZEE. He had been a resident of Winamac since 1912. He was a member of the Winamac Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.
Survivors are the wife; five sons and two daughters: Dr. Richard RUSSELL of Indianapolis, John [RUSSELL] of Oberlin, Ohio, Fred [RUSSELL], William [RUSSELL], Joe [RUSSELL], Betty [RUSSELL] and Patty [RUSSELL], all at home; one granddaugter, and two brothers, Carl [RUSSELL] of Kewanna and Fred [RUSSELL] of Peru.

Lewis Whittaker
Lester NICHOLS, 42, of near Silver Lake, killed his father-in-law, pumped five bullets into the body of his sleeping wife, and turned the gun on himself, inflicting a slight flesh wound, early today, in West Newton, Ohio, 15 miles southeast of Lima.
Mrs. Nichols, who was taken to Memorial hospital in Lima, is not expected to live. Recovery for her husband is believed almost certain. Mrs. Nichols' father, The Rev. Lewis WHITTAKER, 77, died immediately.
After appearing in court here Monday, Nichols traveled to West Newton where his wife, Nora [NICHOLS], had gone into hiding at the home of her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. WHITTAKER. Nichols forced the door open at 2:45 a.m. today and went upstairs where the entire family was sleeping.
He shot the Rev. Mr. Whittaker when he attempted to defend his daughter. Mrs. Whittaker ran out of the house and was not wounded.
Lima officials said today they will hold Nichols on a murder charge.
Nichols' trial on charges of assault and battery and with being an habitual criminal was scheduled to begin last Monday in Fulton county circuit court. However a continuance was granted until Wednesday because the defense attorney was ill.
Authorities here said they would hold up prosecution of the pending case until Ohio officials have tried Nichols on the murder charge.
Nichols was charged with shooting his wife three times last Aug. 2 in Akron. After the shooting, he hid out in a swampland surrounding his home for four days before surrendering to neighbors. He pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery with intent to kill and it was reported he planned to argue that he was struggling with his wife to keep her from shooting herself. Prosecutor Brown planned to seek a life term for Nichols.
Trial date was set for Nov. 18, 1946, and then began a series of delays due to legal maneuvers by Roy ROOF, Kenton, Ohio, Nichols' attorney.
The trial was first delayed because of sickness in the Roof family. Then he moved to quash an amended affidavit filed by Prosecutor Brown which cited two previous convictions in Ohio for felonies.
Judge Reed overruled the motion to quash which was successful in evading the Jan. 27 trial date. Mr. Roof filed a plea in abatement which was overruled by Judge Reed March 28. The ruling was expected to be appealed by Nichols as another step in successfully by-passing trial dates.
Monday, attorney Ernest MAHOLM, Indianapolis, appeared here without a writ of prohibition from a higher court. Two more legal maneuvers to stave off trial by attorney Maholm were overruled by Judge Reed and the defendant was to face a jury at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
If Nichols had succeeded in being acquitted in Fulton circuit court, he then would have to face trial in the Kosciusko circuit court on charges of malicious mayhem and with being an habitual criminal. He was on $1,700 bond from that court. His brother, Ronald [NICHOLS], provided the $4,000 cash bond which freed him here after arraignment.
Nichols' wife filed suit for divorce in Wabash circuit court after recovering from her bullet wounds but the case was never pushed. Akron residents had reported seeing them together later.
Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, also had filed suit against him for nonpayment of fees for medical services rendered Mrs. Nichols while she was in the Woodlawn hospital.
State Trooper Estel BEMENDERFER first learned of the shooting today when he received a call from Mrs. Nichols' brother at Silver Lake.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS had summoned a total of 75 prospective jurors to appear in the court Wednesday in anticipation of difficulty in seating a jury.

Wednesday, May 7, 1947

Amanda Ball
Funeral services for Mrs. Eli [Amanda] BALL, 71, who died at her home southwest of Leiters Ford Tuesday, will be conducted by the Rev. Stanley HALL at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.
Survivors include the husband; a son, Walter [BALL], Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie CAMPBELL of Leiters Ford, Mrs. Chloe SMITH of Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Wilma BALL; a brother, Adam REISH of Leiters Ford, and a sister, Mrs. Mary REEG of Burlington, Wyo.

Thursday, May 8, 1947

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Hardy
Walkerton, Ind., May 8 (INS) - Double funeral arrangements were being made today for Mr. and Mrs. Harley HARDY, both 73, of Walkerton, who were killed by a train near Walkerton.
Their automobile was struck by a westbound passenger train. The couple apparently was watching a freight train approaching from the east and did not see the passenger train.
Mr. Hardy is a brother of Lewis HARDY of Kewanna, and was a former resident of Union township.

Phillip D. Brown
The War Department has informed Mr. and Mrs. Dow BROWN, farmer residing two miles east of Akron, of the death of their son, Phillip D [BROWN], 32, technician 3rd class, of the U. S. A.
Brown's death occurred while he was serving with the U. S. army in the Mediterranean theatre. Details have not been received by his parents. Phillip served with the U. S. army throughout World War II and had re-enlisted only a few months ago.

Emma H. Swoverland
Mrs. Luther [C.] [Emma H.] SWOVERLAND, of near Argos, died on her 72nd birthday anniversary Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Van DERN, Argos, after an illness of three years.
Mrs. Swoverland, who lived one and one-half miles south of Argos, was born May 7, 1875 and was the daughter of Fred and Mary MYERS. She had lived in Argos 45 years. She was married to Luther SWOVERLAND 49 years ago and was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Survivors, besides the husband, include two sons, Lloyd SWOVERLAND, Etna Green, and Lee SWOVERLAND, Plymouth; four daughters, Mrs. Blanche HINEL, Plymouth, Mrs. Cecil STUNTZ, Bremen, Mrs. Ethel Van DORN, Argos, and Mrs. Edna WAGONER, Plymouth; and one brother, William MYERS, Boston, [Mass].
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Kenneth LONG, assisted by the Rev. Mr. CLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Walnut cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Umbaugh Funeral Home to the Van Dorn residence where friends may call.

Friday, May 9, 1947 to Saturday, May 10, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, May 12, 1947

Joseph D. Finney
Joseph D. FINNEY, well-known retired farmer of Newcastle township suffered a heart attack while milking his cows at seven a.m. Monday and died before medical aid could be administered. Mrs. Finney, who was assisting her husband with the milking stated death was almost instantaneous. Mr. Finney became ill last Friday, however, he made a speedy recovery and was enjoying his usual good health throughout Sunday.
The Finneys reside on a small farm at the western edge of Talma. He had been a resident of Fulton county for over 34 years coming here from Texas. Mr. Finney had a host of friends among the younger people of the county and was an ardent basketball fan both of the Talma and Rochester games. In his earlier years he took an active interest in gym work and was considered one of the outstanding amateur acrobats in this section of the state. Previous to his residency in Fulton county, Mr. Finney taught school for seven years in Texas and a like number of years in the Wingate, Ind. public schools. He resided in Rochester from 1920 to 1923 but returned to his farm near Talma where he engaged in farming on a light scale.
Joseph D., son of John W. and Mary FINNEY, was born July 31st, 1872 at Forest (Clinton county) Indiana. In November 1901 he was married to Miss Amy PARTRIDGE at Wingate, Ind. She preceded him in death in 1919. His second marriage was to Mrs. Ella JAMESON on March 17, 1923 at Rochester.
Mr. Finney was a member of Talma Christian church and the Rochester Townsend club.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daughter, Miss Helen FINNEY, of Indianapolis; a son, Alvin FINNEY, east of Rochester; a stepson, Claude JAMESON, of Talma; three brothers, Clinton FINNEY, of Kokomo, Ind.; James FINNEY, of Forest, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Janet Sue [FINNEY] and Jerry Lee FINNEY, of near this city.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, May 13, 1947

Eldon J. Hughes
Eldon J. HUGHES, 89, a resident of Argos for many years, died Monday afternoon at his home in Chicago after a three-day bout with pneumonia.
He was born Nov. 15, 1857, in Argos, the son of Joseph and Abigail HUGHES. Mr. Hughes, who married Carrie HUGHES, barbered in Argos for several years and also several years in Chicago before his retirement. The wife, Carrie, is the only survivors.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's edition of the News-Sentinel.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where friends may call.

Joseph D. Finney
Final rites for Joseph D. FINNEY will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. (DST) at the Talma Christian church. Rev. THOMAS of Farmland, Ind., will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma.
The body was removed from the Thacker and Sharpe funeral home to the residence near Talma today, where friends may call.

Wednesday, May 14, 1947

Eldon J. Hughes
Funeral services for Eldon J. HUGHES, 89, who died Monday afternoon in his Chicago home, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery in South Bend.
Mr. Hughes was married Nov. 7, 1888, to Carrie BLODGETT in Argos. She is the only survivor.

John Rose
John ROSE, former Fulton barber and Wabash [sic], died of a heart attack while visiting relatives in San Diego, Calif.
The body will be returned to the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton for funeral services.
Survivors include the wife, two sisters, Mrs. William CUNNINGHAM, Fulton, and Mrs. James PALMER, Rochester; a brother, William [ROSE], Wabash; one nephew and three nieces.

Walter W. Eckart
Walter W. ECKART, 53, who lived in Millark, died today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health for several years and recently underwent surgery.
Mr. Eckart, a member of the LeRoy C. Shelton American Legion post band, was born June 7, 1893, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. He was the son of Fred and Augusta ECKART. A retired machinist, Mr. Eckart was married to Marie HALLMAN, Dec. 8, 1915, in Wisconsin. They lived in Chicago several years and moved to Millark three years ago.
Survivors include the wife; two sons, Wallace [ECKART] and Wilton ECKART, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Helen AMENSON, Green Bay, Wis., and Mrs. Emma PHEIFFER, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and one grandchild.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the sons from Chicago. The body is at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home where friends may call.

Jess Stofer
Jess STOFER, 72, former Akron resident, became a part of Pikes Peak, Colo., Tuesday.
In his will, which was filed for probate in Fulton circuit court on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Stofer directed that he be cremated and his ashes thrown to the wind atop Pikes Peak.
He died in a Denver, Colo., sanitarium May 9. He went West seven years ago for his health.
Mr. Stofer requested that the resideue of his estate be divided between the Tuberculosis hospital, Denver, and the Orphan's home of St. Anthony's hospital, Denver.
He named the Akron Exchange bank as executor of the estate.

Thursday, May 15, 1947

Hannah Isabelle Gohn
Mrs. Hannah Isabelle GOHN, 77, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday at her home three miles west of Rochester on road 14 after suffering a stroke.
A Fulton county resident for 45 years, Mrs. Gohn came here from Oakwood, Ill., where she was born March 26, 1870. She is the daughter of David and Rosie GOHN. She was married to Warren GOHN who preceded her in death. She was a housewife and a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors include a son, Marion [GOHN] of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Florence CHAMBERLAIN of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel McINTYRE of Elkhart and Mrs. Mac McMAMMON of Oakwood, Ill.
The body will be taken to the residence from the Foster funeral home Friday morning.
The funeral arrangements will appear in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Bessie Mae Skinner
Miss Bessie Mae SKINNER, 68, died at 9 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six months.
A lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, Miss Skinner was born Nov. 15, 1878. She was the daughter of Capt. Albert H. and Mary SKINNER. She was a member of the A. H. Skinner Auxiliary which was named in honor of her father. Miss Skinner's father was a cousin of Cornelia Otis SKINNER, the noted actor. The only survivors are three cousins, Ralph [PARKER] and Russell PARKER, and Mrs. Cora STEPHEN, all of Proctorsville, Mass.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.
Complete funeral arrangements will be carried in the Friday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Walter Eckart
Funeral services for Walter ECKART will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Thacker and Sharpe Funeral Home, this city. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The American Legion band will not have its regular Thursday rehearsal in observance of the death of a former member, Walter Eckart. Plans have been made for the band to attend the funeral services in a body.

Friday, May 16, 1947

Mary Cathrine Sennett
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Cathrine SENNETT, 79, of Monterey, who died Wednesday night at the Ewing nursing home, this city, will be held at Monterey Methodist church, Saturday 2 p.m. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Sennett was born in Monterey on March 3, 1868. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William KELSEY. Mrs. Sennett's husband, James R. SENNETT, for many years the Erie R.R. agent at Monterey, preceded her in death in November 1937.
Survivors are two sons, Dr. Cecil M. SENNETT of South Bend; Dr. William SENNETT, of Macy; a sister, Mrs. Emma WENTZEL of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Dr. Arthur KELSEY of Phoenix, Ariz., and six grandchildren.
The body lies in state at the Sennett residence in Monterey where friends may call.

Bessie Skinner
Funeral services for Miss Bessie SKINNER, 68, who died Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital, will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Miss Skinner was the daughter of Capt. Albert H. SKINNER in whose memory the local A. H. Skinner Auxiliary was named. She also was a cousin to the noted actor, Cornelia Otis SKINNER.

Clara Elizabeth Guise
Mrs. Clara Elizabeth GUISE, 54, died Thursday evening at 6:45 o'clock at her home a mile and a half southwest of Leiters Ford. She had been in ill health for six years.
Mrs. Guise was born in Pulaski county on Nov. 11, 1892. Practically all of her life was spent in Aubbeenaubbee township. Mrs. Guise was a member of the Bruce Lake Lutheran church.
Surviving are her husband, Harley GUISE; four daughters, Mrs. Beulah MILLISER of Kewanna, Mrs. Betty STRONG and Mrs. Willetta WILSON, both of Rochester and Miss Joanne GUISE of Logansport; two sons, Curtis [GUISE] of Culver and Milo [GUISE] at home; five sisters, Mrs. Edna REPPERT and Mrs. Oma BOSTEIN of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Ruth PETERSON and Mrs. Mable REINHOLD of Monterey, Mrs. Dorothy HINTON of LaPorte; three brothers, George BITTERLING of Kewanna, Charles BITTERLING of Rochester and Arthur BITTERLING of Winamac, and two granddaughters.
Final rites will be at the Leiters Ford Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Stanley HALL will be in charge and burial will be in the Monterey IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Easterday fueral home, Culver, to the Guise residence at 7 o'clock this evening.

Hannah Isabelle Gohn
Last rites for Mrs. Hannah Isabelle GOHN, 77, who died unexpectedly Thursday at her home three miles west of Rochester, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist Church by he Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS.
Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body was taken from the Foster Funeral Home to the residence today.
Survivors include a son, Marion [GOHN], Florence CHAMBERS, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Mrs. Hazel McINTIRE, Elkhart; a brother, W. J. SAILOR, Oakwood, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Mae McHANNON, Oakwood, Ill.

Edward Manson Ragland
Edward Manson RAGLAND, 67, Greencastle, father of Edward RAGLAND, Rochester, died at the Putnam county hospital Thursday after suffering a stroke in the lobby of the Commercial Hotel of which he was co-owner.
Last rites will be conducted at North Salem Monday afternoon.

Saturday, May 17, 1947

Lora Bowers
Word has been received by friends in Akron of Miss Lora BOWERS who died Friday in Lake Worth, Fla., where she lived last winter.
Miss Bowers was a sister of the late Dr. H. C. BOWERS, well known Akron man. She spent the winter of 1945-46 in Akron and made several acquaintances.
There were no funeral details reported.

Monday, May 19, 1947

Mary Elizabeth Winn
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth WINN, 70, who died Sunday afternoon after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating.
Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery.
Mrs. Winn was stricken ill while attending services at the St. Pauls Evangelical E.U.B. church Sunday. Five hours later she died.
A native of Cass county, Mrs. Winn was born Feb. 25, 1877, the daughter of Owen and Matilda BARKER. She was married to Isaac WINN, May 25, 1898. He preceded her in death [in 1945].
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lee MULLINS, Tippecanoe; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one brother, Irwin BARKER, Rochester.

W. C. Wilson
Mrs. Maurice SADOWSKY has received word of the death of her uncle W. C. WILSON of Kentland, Ind., which occurred Sunday morning from a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Ivy WILSON, and a daughter, Marian [WILSON]
Funeral services are to be held in the Wilson home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. WHORTON officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Sadowsky and family will attend the rites.

John Coakley
Mrs. Tim COAKLEY late Sunday was notified of the death of her brother-in-law, John COAKLEY, who died at his home in Beloit, Wis., Sunday morning. Mr. Coakley, who was a brother of the late Tim COAKLEY, was born and reared in Rochester and was a retired railroad employee.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at the Coakley residence in Beloit.

Tuesday, May 20, 1947

Byron Edward Hassenplug
Last rites for Byron Edward HASSENPLUG, 45, who was found dead at his farm home eight miles northwest of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Grandview church with the Rev. L. E. POWELL, pastor of the Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in South Germany cemetery.
Mr. Hassenplug was doing his Monday evening milking at the time of his death.
He was born Oct. 13, 1901, in Fulton county and was a life resident of this county. He was the son of William and Mollie HASSENPLUG. Mr. Hassenplug married Inez Marie HARTMAN Dec. 25, 1930.
Survivors, besides the wife and father, are two sons, Charles [HASSENPLUG] and Richard [HASSENPLUG]; and a sister, Mrs. Grace REINHOLD, Monterey.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the church this evening.

Libbie Martin
Mrs. Laura THOMAS, Rochester has received word that a half-sister, Mrs. Libbie MARTIN, formerly of Tiosa, has died in Indianapolis.
Mrs. Martin is the widow of A. V. MARTIN and lived at Tiosa. She moved to Indianapolis a few years ago.
Funeral services will be conducted there at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
She is survived by a son of Indianapolis, and a daughter from Kokomo.

Wednesday, May 21, 1947

Nellie B. Sackett
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie B. SACKETT, 72, were held Tuesday in the Flanner & Buchanan mortuary, Indianapolis and burial was in the Crown Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Sackett for many years spent her summers at Lake Manitou where she owned a cottage on Koffel Point on the east side of the lake. Her death occurred Sunday in her home 623 E. 38th street, Indianapolis.
She was a native of Martinsville, Ind., but had resided in Indianapolis 50 years. Mrs. Sackett was a member of the Broadway Methodist church, the Current Library Club and the Cheer Broadcasters, of Indianapolis.
Survivors are a son, Charles R. SACKETT and a brother, Harry F. HAMMERLY, both of Indianapolis.

Thursday, May 22, 1947

Hollis Edwin Swinehart
Funeral services for Hollice Edwin SWINEHART, who passed away Tuesday at his home, 1005 East Bowman street, South Bend, will be held at the Second Church of the Brethren, South Bend, at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Swinehart was born on a farm near Tiosa on July 12, 1887, the son of Lamen and Eldora (MECHLING) SWINEHART. He resided in Fulton county until he finished school and the family moved to South Bend. He is the last of a family of seven children.
In 1915 he was married to Bernice RIGGINS of South Bend, who together with two sons, Clement [SWINEHART], now in the U. S. service in Germany, and Robert [SWINEHART], South Bend; a grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews, survive.

Friday, May 23, 1947

Floyd A. Hill
Funeral services for Floyd [A.] HILL, 69, who died Thursday afternoon of a heart attack in Maywood, Ill., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sand Hill Methodist church. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
Mr. Hill was born in Rochester but his residence was in Maywood at the time of his death. He had been employed as an attendant at the Hines General Hospital.
A member of the U. S. Navy for 20 years, Mr. Hill was a veteran of the Spanish-American and World War I. He was a former member of the LeRoy C. Shelton post here.
Mr. Hill was the son of John and Elnora HILL and spent his summers here on a farm he owned one-half mile east of the Sand Hill church.
Survivors include a son, Gerald Russell [HILL], Maywood and a cousin, Mel HILL, Rochester. The wife, two brothers, and a sister preceded him in death.
Jim HUBBARD of near Tiosa is a brother-in-law.
The body will be at the Foster Funeral Home until the time of the services.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Cemeteries, Reichter Cemetery, Newcastle Twp.: Melissa HILL, July 2, 1876 - March 8, 1945; Floyd A. HILL, Nov. 4, 1877 - May 22, 1947.]

Noah Johnsonbaugh
Noah JOHNSONBAUGH, 65, route 1, Argos, died at 11:50 o'clock Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital since May 4.
Mr. Johnsonbaugh is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. A more complete obituary report and funeral arrangements will be published in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, May 24, 1947

Myrtle Glenn Davis
Mrs. Voris [Myrtle Glenn] DAVIS, 55, of near Akron, died last midnight at Woodlawn Hospital. She had been ill for the past few weeks. Mrs. Davis had many friends throughout Henry township.
Myrtle Glenn [NYE], daughter of Gilbert and Ida NYE, was born in Indiana on June 16, 1891. She was married to Voris DAVIS on July 31, 1908. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are the husband; two sons, Lester [DAVIS], of Millersburg, Ind., Ralph [DAVIS], at home; a sister, Mrs. Carmen SPENCER, of Indianapolis; a brother, Clifford NYE, of Detroit, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Nye, of near Akron.
Funeral services will be held Monday 2 p.m. at the Akron Methodist church. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH assisted by Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Moyer and Haupert Funeral Home.

Noah Johnsonbaugh
Funeral services for Noah Orvil JOHNSONBAUGH, who died May 23 at 11:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Walnut Brethren church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
A resident of his home four miles southeast of Argos all his life, he was 66 years and one day old at the time of his death due to heart trouble and complications. Born May 22, 1881, he married Martha LECKRONE on Oct. 17, 1908. He was the son of David and Mary Ann JOHNSONBAUGH. He was a farmer by occupation.
He was a member of the Walnut Brethren church. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mary Ruth [JOHNSONBAUGH], at home; one son, Ora [JOHNSONBAUGH], of Plymouth, and one sister, Viena MARTIN of Hobart.
The body will be removed to the home at 4 p.m. today where friends may call.

Monday, May 26, 1947

[no obits]

Tuesday, May 27, 1947

Daniel William Hudkins
Daniel William HUDKINS, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HUDKINS, Lynwood, Calif., died shortly after birth Saturday in Lynwood.
Mr. Hudkins is the son of William F. HUDKINS, R.R. 6, Rochester.

Wednesday, May 28, 1947

[no obits]

Thursday, May 29, 1947

George Howard
Memorial services for George HOWARD, 49, retired air corps officer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Akron IOOF cemetery with the American Legion and VFW in charge of services.
Mr. Howard died last September at which time his cremation followed the services in Washington. The ashes were just recently brought to Akron.
Born Dec. 15, 1896, in Thurber, Texas, Mr. Howard was the son of John and Jean HOWARD. He married Beulah SWIHART of Akron, May 18, 1936, in Yuma, Ariz. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW at Grand Mound, Washington, where he died of a broken neck after falling from the roof of his home.
Survivors include the widow who resides on a farm near Akron; a sister, Mrs. J. L. BRADLEY, Edman, Wash.; and a brother, Abe HOWARD, Seattle, Wash.

Friday, May 30, 1947

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, May 31, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, June 2, 1947

Effie L. Lutz
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie L. LUTZ, 83, who died Sunday morning at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Herbert BALSBAUGH, Hoover, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bunker Hill Baptist church. Burial will be in Bunker Hill cemetery.
A life resident of Miami and Cass counties, Mrs. Lutz was born Feb. 4, 1864, near Bunker Hill. She was the daughter of Henry and Susan BUSSARD. She was married to Stephen A. LUTZ in September of 1883. He preceded her in death March 24, 1924.
Mrs. Lutz was a member of the Bunker Hill Baptist church.
Survivors include three daughtrers, Mrs. Ethel BIRKBECK, Wadesworth, Ohio, Mrs. Inez YANKEE, South Bend, and Mrs. Dorothy WENTZ, Logansport; four sons, James [LUTZ] of Bruce Lake, William [LUTZ] of Peru, Wesley [LUTZ] of Wadesworth, and Charles [LUTZ] of Mexico; nineteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lettie SICHELBERGER, Indianapolis.
The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home to the residence of a son, Charles, who lives one mile west of Mexico, where friends may call.

Pearl I. Reed
Last rites for Mrs. Pearl I. REED, 60, Kewanna, who died Saturday evening at the Cass county hospital in Logansport, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
Mrs. Reed was born Nov. 18, 1886, in Miami county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac EYTCHESON. She was the widow of Thomas REED, who died in June, 1934. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thelma JOHNSON, Kewanna, and Mrs. Blanche HENDERSON, Culver; a son, Dale REED, Hammond; two brothers, Ralph [EYTCHESON] and Elmer EYTCHESON, both of Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Sherman REED, Fulton; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home to the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday to lie in state until time for the services.

Dr. Harry Pell
Final rites for Dr. Harry PELL, of Brazil, were held Sunday afternoon in a funeral home in that city. Dr. Pell died Friday evening in a Brazil hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. R. J. RAVENCROFT, Mrs. John HOLMAN, Mrs. Frank STERNER and Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. PYLE, of this city attended the services.
Dr. Pell is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Lucy RUH, of this city; a son, Dr. John PELL, who operates a dental clinic in Brazil; two twin grandsons of Dr. and Mrs. John PELL and a granddaughter, Patricia PELL, daughter of Mrs. Donald PELL, also of Brazil. A son, Donald PELL was killed in the Pacific area during the war.
Dr. Harry Pell was well known to many older residents of this city as he and Mrs. Pell made many visits to the home of Mrs. Pell's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex RUH.

Tuesday, June 3, 1947 to Monday, June 9, 1947

[no obits]

Tuesday, June 10, 1947

John A. Carter
Funeral services for John A. CARTER, 51, telegraph operator at Kewanna who died Monday evening of a heart attack, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist church at Kewanna with the Rev. R. G. STRONG officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
A life resident of Kewanna, Mr. Carter was born Dec. 27, 1895, the son of James [E.] and Minnie CRAWFORD [CARTER]. He was married to Ethel DELLINGER Nov. 23, 1927. Mr. Carter was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, Masonic lodge, Eastern Star, Royal Arch Masons, Odd Fellows Encampment, and Rebekahs. He was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad.
Survivors are the wife, Ethel; one daughter, Carol Sue [CARTER]; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie GREER of Lucerne, Mrs. Emma STEEL of Denver, Ind.; four brothers, William [CARTER] and Thomas [CARTER] of Kewanna; Merle [CARTER] of LaPorte, and Everette [CARTER] of Colorado.
The body is at the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna.

Wednesday, June 11, 1947

Mary O. Ross
Services for Mrs. Mary O. ROSS, 76, Peru, who died Monday night of a heart attack in Dukes hospital, Peru, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Galveston Methodist church with burial in the Galveston cemetery.
Mrs. Ross lived at a cottage on Lake Bruce every summer for several years and was planning to build a new home there. During the winter months she lived with her nephew John HORAN, 61, Peru, who left last week for California.
She was alone at home when stricken ill and was taken to the hospital by neighbors.
Born in Cass county on Nov. 19, 1870, she was the daughter of John and Rebecca (SPENCE) CAMPBELL. She was married to Dr. ROSS in August, 1908. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of the First Methodist church and a registered nurse.
Several Lake Bruce residents are planning to attend the services.
The body is at the home of Mrs. Bid WININGER, Galveston.

Thursday, June 12, 1947

William Blue
William BLUE, 91, a pioneer resident of the Beaver Dam community, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles LEININGER, of near Beaver Dam. Death resulted from complications.
Mr. Blue was born in Indiana on Oct. 31, 1855. His parents were William and Amy BLUE.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. LEININGER, Mrs. Frank WELCH of Warsaw and Mrs. Robert EATON of Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Harriet UNDERHILL of Butler, Ind.; nine great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the E.U.B. church at Beaver Dam. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. The body lies in state at the Moyer and Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Phillip Brown
Funeral services for T/3 Phillip BROWN, 33, who died May 5, 1947, of a heart attack in Laghorn, Italy, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The Akron American Legion and VFW will have charge of the services.
T/3 Brown, who was serving with a headquarters company stationed in Caserta, Italy, mailed his last letter to relatives in Akron from Laghorn April 14.
Born May 16, 1914, at Huntington, T/3 Brown was the son of Dewey and Grace BROWN, R.R. 1, Akron. He was a graduate of Laketon high school and a member of the Lutheran church at North Manchester, the Moose and Eagles lodge at Wabash.
T/3 Brown entered service in May of 1945 and received training at Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Devens, Mass. He re-enlisted in May of 1946 and was sent to Italy to serve with the AMG.
He is ssurvived by the parents and a brother, Paul BROWN, Wabash.
The body will arrive at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, this evening, and will be taken to the parents' home east of Akron Friday evening.

Friday, June 13, 1947

Hester Cockrell
Mrs. Hester COCKRELL, 85, who lived with a daughter, Mrs. Clarence HOFFMAN, Grass Creek, died at 5 a.m. today in the Cass county hospital.
She had been ill two months.
A Grass Creek resident almost all her life, Mrs. Cockrell was born Oct. 7, 1861, in Ross county, O. She was a member of the United Brethren church.
She is survived by the daughter; a step-son, Henry COCKRELL, Chillicothe, O.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the United Brethren church at Grass Creek with the Rev. John CHAMBERS officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Harrison Funeral Home at Kewanna to the Hoffman home Saturday.

Saturday, June 14, 1947

Michael J. Bauman
Funeral services for Michael J. BAUMAN, 55, Plymouth, former Kewanna resident, who died at Hines hospital, Chicago, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with burial in the Pulaski Presbyyerrian cemetery.
Before moving to Plymouth Mr. Bauman worked in Kewanna for several years as a barber.
He was born in Indian Creek township July 1, 1891, the son of Benjamin and Katherine BAUMAN of near Star City. He was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of World War I.
He is survived by the wife, the former Mary HERRICK; five daughters, Mrs. Ellen ROSEBAUM, Culver, Lois [BAUMAN], Jean [BAUMAN] and Doris BAUMAN, at home, Mrs. Alice SMITH, Plymouth; four sons, Michael [BAUMAN], Jr., Howard [BAUMAN], Laurence [BAUMAN and Robert [BAUMAN], at home; two brothers, William [BAUMAN] and Harry [BAUMAN], Star City; and three sisters, Edith [BAUMAN] and Magdalene [BAUMAN], Star City, and Lorena [BAUMAN], Illinois.

Mrs. C. P. Giffen
Mrs. Ada BOWMAN received a message that her sister, Mrs. C. P. GIFFEN of near Coshocton, O., 77, died Wednesday, June 11, in her home, after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 16.

Frank Jefferies
Frank JEFFERIES, 72, South Bend, former circulation manager of The Rochester Sentinel, died today at 3:40 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six months.
Mr. Jefferies had been in poor health for more than two years.
Born Aug. 4, 1874, Mr. Jefferies was the son of James and Elizabeth THOMPSON JEFFERIES. He spent his childhood in the Bethlehem neighborhood in Newcastle township but had lived in South Bend the last 35 years. He married Glenna Pearl HART Nov. 25, 1903, in Logansport.
Mr. Jefferies was a member of the River Park Church of Christ in South Bend; the Odd Fellows lodge, number 29, South Bend; the Schuyler Rebekah lodge, South Bend; and the United Spanish War Veterans, James A. Mount Camp, Mishawaka. He served as service officer for the Spanish War Veterans organization for several years.
Besides working for the Sentinel, Mr. Jefferies was employed at the Delphi Herald, the Logan Pharos, and the South Bend Tribune from 1912-1919. He went into the real estate business then and later became a member of the South Bend Real Estate Board, serving as president for several years.
For the last 14 years, Mr. Jefferies has been associate editor and field manager for The Farmers Exchange paper at New Paris.
He is survived by the wife, two sisters, Mrs. Clint WALBURN, Macy, and Mrs. Minnie WOOD, Lowell; two brothers, Perry [JEFFERIES], Rochester, and Ancil [JEFFERIES], Macy; ten nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Glen ROWE, of the Midway Tabernacle, Mishawaka, assisted by the Spanish War Veterans of that city. Burial will be in Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township.
The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Monday, June 16, 1947

Pearl W. McDermott
Coronary embolism was named the cause of the death of Mrs. Pearl W. McDERMOTT, 66, at 8 p.m. Saturday at her home at 517 Jefferson street.
A resident of Rochester the last three years, Mrs. McDermott was born April 22, 1881, in Middletown the daughter of James R. and Mary E. DILTS. She married three times. Her husbands were Charles SHAW, William NEFF and John McDERMOTT. She was a member of the United Lutheran church of Middletown.
She is survived by a son, T. G. SHAW, Elwood; a daughter, Mrs. Opal NEFF PRESTON, Pasadena, Calif.; two brothers, Henry [DILTS] and Frank DILTS, Marion; and a sister, Mrs. Hazel FITE.
Services will be conducted in Fairmount, Ind. Final arrangements are pending word from Mrs. McDermott's daughter.
The body is at the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

Levi Spencer Harper
Levi Spencer HARPER, 72, died unexpectedly at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at his home at 1019 Franklin street.
He had been in poor health for several years and had been ill since Christmas. Complications and a heart ailment were the cause of death.
A resident of Rochester 30 years, Mr. Harper was born Dec. 9, 1875, in Akron, the son of George W. and Ellen MUNDAY HARPER. He married Cora DICKERHOFF in Akron May 18, 1901. He was a laborer.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a son, George [HARPER], Akron; four daughters, Mrs. Blanche ENGLE, Warsaw, Mrs. Della JURGENSMEYER, Mrs. Doris BIGGS, and Mrs. Arletta SKIDMORE, all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Rose KNIGHT, and a brother, Lawson HARPER, both of Rochester; nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Saints Church at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in Gaerte cemetery in Miami county.
The body was taken from the Zimmerman Brothers Fyuneral Home to the home this morning.

Tuesday, June 17, 1947

Merritt E. Smith
Merritt E. SMITH, 87, Akron, died Monday at the Bryant Nusing Home in this city.
Born in Kosciusko county, Sept. 20, 1859, he was the son of Solomon and Elizabeth SMITH. His wife, Sarah [SMITH], preceded him in death in 1941. Mr. Smith was a retired farmer.
Survivors include three sons, Fred [SMITH], South Bend; Emmett [SMITH], Winchester; Cecil [SMITH], Akron, and a stepson, J. W. CRAIG, Cleveland, Ohio; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Gilead Methodist church with burial in the Gilead cemetery.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral.

Daisy Carruthers
Mrs. Daisy CARRUTHERS, 67, who formerly resided at 1105 Elm street and at the Carruthers farm south of Rochester, died at 6:05 a.m. today in her home at South Whitley after an illness of one week.
She had been in poor health for three years.
Mrs. Carruthers was born Aug. 30, 1879, near Galveston, Ind., the daughter of Walter Milton and Charity Ann DAVIS HARNESS. She was married to Alonzo J. CARRUTHERS, who preceded her in death in 1941, in Rochester May 4, 1898. Mrs. Carruthers was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Mount Zion Club. She lived in Rochester and vicinity for 50 years.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary SMITH, South Bend, Mrs. Margaret KISSINGER, North Manchester, Mrs. Ruth HAYES, Sycamore, Ill., and Mrs. Virginia ROBINSON, Cement City, Mich.; two sons, Harold [CARRUTHERS] of Rochester, and Maurice [CARRUTHERS] of Middletown, Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Jessie WALKER, Galveston.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with burial at the IOOF cemetery.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call.

Wednesday, June 18, 1947

John Mikelonis
John MIKELONIS, 79, father of Mrs. A. R. BARMES, R.R. 6, Rochester, died early today at his home in Gary. Mr. Mikelonis had been in ill health since the first of the year.
He is survived by the widow and five children.

Emil G. Wiese
Mrs. Reid ERDMANN, Rochester, received word today that her father, Emil G. WIESE, 79, had died at his home in Reynolds, Ind.
Mr. Wiese had been in poor health for two years.
A retired farmer of 12 years, Mr. Wiese was a member of the Reynolds Lutheran church.
He is survived by four sons, the Rev. Herbert [WIESE], New Haven, Paul [WIESE], New Haven, Lorenz [WIESE], Reynolds, and Otto [WIESE], Boston, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. ERDMANN, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pearl McDermott
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl McDERMOTT, 66, who died ather home at 517 Jefferson street Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Parill and Lewis Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be in the Fairmont cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral Home here until 10 a.m. Thursday when it will be taken to Fairmont.

Thursday, June 19, 1947

Charles R. Coplen
Charles R. COPLEN, 76, died at 4:05 a.m. today athis home in Newcastle township after an illness of eight weeks.
A farmer, Mr. Coplen was born in Indiana May 18, 1871, the son of Isaac and Elmira COPLEN. He married Eva B. SMITH Jan. 28, 1893.
Survivors include the wife; two sons, Richard [COPLEN] and Gaston [COPLEN], both of Akron; five daughters, Mrs. John JUDD, Akron, Mrs. Russell GOOD, Argos, Mrs. Richard WALDO, Indianapolis, Mrs. Wayne CRING, Indianapolis, and Mrs. William IRELAN, Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Lilly MILLER, Rochester; nineteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters preceded him in death.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.

Robert B. Harbinson
Word was received here today of the death of Robert B. HARBINSON on June 17. Mr. Harbinson was a Western Sales Agent of the International Paper Sales Co., of Chicago and had visited in Rochester numerous times and was well known to the members of The News-Sentinel staff. He was also a friend and neighbor of the late Scott BOWEN. The funeral will be held at Chicago Friday afternoon.

Friday, June 20, 1947

Pauline Allen
Funeral services for Miss Pauline ALLEN, 47, who was killed Wednesday afternoon in South Bend when struck by a six-pound sash weight, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Forrest Hay Funeral home with burial in Hoover cemetery at Athens.
Miss Allen was born in Rochester Aug. 8, 1899, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred ALLEN who preceded her in death.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Cleo L. BRUNDIGE, South Bend; a brother, Robert E. ALLEN, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a nephew, Leo FEECE, Rochester.
The tragedy, described by police as "inexcusible and shockingly reckless," occurred as Miss Allen, for 23 years an employee of the Studebaker corporation, was leaving the plant. The death-dealing missile, about 18 inches long, was shattered as it struck the victim.
Police said they believed the sash weight was hurled from the top-most window of the five-story elevator shaft at the north end of Studebaker building No. 78, near the Garst street gate on Franklin street. Miss Allen died of a crushed skull while enroute to Memorial hospital in an ambulance.

Charles Coplen
Funeral services for Charles COPLEN, 76, who died Thursday at his home in Newcastle township, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Athens Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating.
Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
The body was taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home this morning to the residence.

Allen G. Schreiver
Funeral services for Mr. Allen G. SCHREIVER of Chicago, Ill., brother-in-law of Mrs. Francis [SPOHN] of this city, will be at 3 p.m. o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Starr Chapel, 851 75th St., Chicago under the direction of Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Mr. Schreiver was well known in Rochester as he was a frequent visitor in the city.

Maud Kurtz
Mrs. Maud KURTZ, 71, who lives six miles southeast of Argos, died today in the Kelly hospital after an illness of five years.
Born Dec. 24, 1875, the daughter of Fred and Hannah HINKLE, Mrs. Kurtz lived in the Argos neighborhood the last four years. She moved there from Plymouth. She was married to Alison G. KURTZ March 27, 1895. Mrs. Kurtz was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
She is survived by the husband, a son, Ernest [KURTZ], Argos; and one sister, Mrs. Pearl DILLER, Peru.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Thomas LUKE officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Saturday, June 21, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, June 23, 1947

Albert W. Bammerlin
Services for Albert W. BAMMERLIN, 45, of near Akron, who was found hanging in the barn on his farm Sunday morning, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Evangelical Emmanuel church southeast of Akron. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Akron.
Mr. Bammerlin left the house at 7:45 a.m. Sunday after telling his wife he was going to the barn to fix a hay fork. At 8:15 a.m. she went to the barn where she found his body.
County Coroner Dean Stinson said suicide was the cause of death. Mr. Bammerlin had been in poor health six months--seriously ill three months.
A life resident of Fulton county, Mr. Bammerlin was born Jan. 16, 1902, the son of William and Laura BAMMERLIN. He married Ruth FITES Aug. 10, 1930. He was a member of the Evangelical emmanuel church and the Modern Woodmen of America club.
He is survived by the wife, one son, Lyle [BAMMERLIN], at home; a brother, Robert BAMMERLIN, Gilead, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Valura BAHNEY and Mrs. Birdella SHIREMAN, of Akron.
The body was taken to the residence today at 4 p.m. from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.

Tuesday, June 24, 1947

Nora Buck
Mrs. Nora BUCK, 73, widow of Leroy BUCK, former sheriff of Miami county, died Monday at her home in Deedsville.
Mrs. Buck was born in Missouri Oct. 2, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James JOHNSTON and has lived in Deedsville 48 years. She went there from Illinois. She was married to Mr. Buck September 13, 1892, in Batesville, Ark. He preceded her in death in 1944.
She was a member of the United Brethren church and the Ladies Railroad Trainmen.
Survivors include a son, Elisha [BUCK], Deedsville; a brother, J. A. JOHNSTON, Tuckerman, Ark. Two children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the United Brethren church in Deedsville with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery there.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Charles Fulkerson
Last rites for Charles FULKERSON, 81, South Bend and formerly of Rochester, who died Sunday in the St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hollis Funeral Home in South Bend. Burial will be in the McIntyre cemetery at Kirklin.
Mr. Fulkerson was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city.
His wife, the former Rose BACHELOR MITCHELL, of this city, survives as does a daughter, Mrs. Vern DUNNE, Kirklin, Ind.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fred KLING, Rockford, Ill., land a stepson, Robert MITCHELL, Los Angeles, Calif.

Bert McElwee
Macy residents have received word of the death of Bert McELWEE, Charleston, Ill. Mr. McElwee, who died of a heart attack, formerly lived in Macy and was a brother of the late William McELWEE.
Wednesday, June 25, 1947

Esther E. Higgins
Mrs. Esther E. TROUB HIGGINS, 87, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Akron after an illness of several months.
A resident of near Akron for 42 years, Mrs. Higgins was born in DeKalb county May 11, 1860, the daughter of Henery [sic] and Susan TROUB. She was married to Thomas HIGGINS who died Oct. 5, 1919.
Survivors include six daughters, Miss Hazel HIGGINS, at home, Mrs. Ella PRICE, Argos, Mrs. Carl THOMAS, South Bend, Mrs. Mae HOUGHTON, Red Lodge, Mont., Mrs. Azerna PAXTON, LaPorte, Mrs. Ethel MOORE, Chicago; three sons, Forrest W. [HIGGINS] and Willis HIGGINS, of near Akron, and Bennett HIGGINS, Ellendale, N.D.; one sister, Mrs. C. E. GILSON, Philmouth, Ore; a half-sister, Mrs. Ellen McDONALD, Chicago; twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.

Charles Richard Coplen
Charles Richard COPLEN passed away at his lifelong home north of Athens, Indiana, Thursday, June 19, 1947, at the age of 76 years, one month and one day.
He was born May 18, 1871, the son of Amira and Isaac COPLEN. On Jan. 28, 1893, he was united in marriage to Eva Bell SMITH. To this union were born eleven children, Gaston, Lucy, Jessie, Josephine, Hope, Doris and Richard [COPLEN]; two sons, Lee and Page [COPLEN], and two daughters, Frances and Laversa Dale [COPLEN], having preceded him in death.
He had spent his entire life on the farm on which he was born, and was a good neighbor and friend and was loved by all who knew him. He was a kind and loving father wnd will be sadly missed by his wife and children.

Thursday, June 26, 1947

Esther Higgins
Funeral services for Mrs. Esther HIGGINS, 87, who died Tuesday at her home in Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron until the time of service.

Friday, June 27, 1947

Ethel Mae Enyeart
Last rites for Mrs. Ethel Mae ENYEART, 50, of near Kewanna, who died Thursday morning in the Cass County hospital after undergoing major surgery, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kewanna Baptist church with the Rev. Wyman HULL, Sullivan and formerly of Kewanna, officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Enyeart had been ill eight weeks.
Living on a farm three miles northeast of Kewanna most of her life, Mrs. Enyeart was born Feb. 8, 1897, in Pulaski county, the daughter of Benjamin and Electa BURROWS ARTIST. She was married to George ENYEART, who died last fall, on July 8, 1913. Mrs. Enyeart was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
She is survived by three sons, Cecil [ENYEART], Grass Creek, Donald [ENYEART], Star City, and Vernal [ENYEART], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Garnet BEAUCHAMP, Kewanna, Velma [ENYEART] and Beulah ENYEART, at home; two sisters, Mrs. James YOUNG and Mrs. Leo Van VACKOR, Marion; two brothers, Zenal ARTIST, Knox, and Charles ARTIST, Rochester; and seven grandchildren.
The body will be returned from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna to the residence this evening.

Saturday, June 28, 1947

William A. Cotner
William A. COTNER, 78, died Friday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest TREBER, Argos, after an illness of two years.
Born Nov. 12, 1868, in Randolph county, Mr. Cotner came to Argos from Farmland. He was a member of the Christian church at Farmland.
He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mildred TREBER, Argos, Mrs. Ruth MADDOX, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Mary SNODGRASS, Muncie, Mrs. Nora CLEVENGER, Albany, Mrs. Sherlene DIVINE, Washington, D.C.; four sons, Shields COTNER, Winchester, Claude COTNER, Milton, Joe COTNER, Indianapolis, and Charles COTNER, Los Angeles, Calif.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Olive Branch Christian church at Farmland with the Rev. Mr. THORNBURG officiating. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery there.
The body lies in state at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos.

Benjamin F. Drake
Rochester friends have been apprised of the death of Benjamin F. DRAKE, 77, which occurred Friday evening at the home of his son, Harris Drake, Concord, Calif. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Drake, son of Hezikiah and Mary DRAKE was born on a farm in the Ebenezer neighborhood four miles southeast of Rochester. For several years the Drake family resided on South Main Street this city.
During his earlier life he was employed as a railroader in Huntington, Ind. He has resided in the West for a long number of years and was a retired Union Pacific R.R. conductor. He was a member of the Masonic Order of Tracy, Calif. His wife, who was formerly May CARRUTHERS, of this city, preceded him in death a number of years ago.
The following children survive: Mrs. Edna GRAY, of Tulsa, Okla, Mrs. Edgar F. HAYS, of Marion, Ind.; Fred DRAKE, of Los Angeles and Harris DRAKE, of Concord, Calif.
Final rites in charge of the Masonic Order will be held Tuesday afternoon in Tracy, Calif.

Monday, June 30, 1947

Peter Zumbaugh
Services were conducted today for Peter ZUMBAUGH, 79, Plymouth, who died in the Woodlawn hospital Friday night. A son, Elson ZUMBAUGH, R.R. 3, Rochester, survives. Other survivors include the widow and four grandchildren.
Benjamin F. Drake
Services for Benjamin F. DRAKE, 77, Tracy, Calif., who died Friday evening while visiting sons in Concord, Calif, will be Tuesday in Tracy with the Masonic lodge in charge of services. Mr. Drake was a native of Rochester and a retired railroad conductor. He visited here last year.

Tuesday, July 1, 1947

Eva Dunfee
Burial services for Mrs. Eva DUNFEE, 66, Mishawaka, who died Monday after an illness of eight months, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Sand Hill cemetery north of this city.
Mrs. Dunfee is a sister of Mrs. Oscar SCOTT and Mrs. Dan BUSSERT, both of Rochester.
A member of the First Methodist church in Mishawaka, Mrs. Dunfee was born in Tiosa Aug. 10, 1880, and was married to Thomas H. DUNFEE Aug. 24, 1900. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1938.
Survivors besides the two sisters are two sons, Dennis T. [DUNFEE], Mishawaka, and Henry DUNFEE, South Bend; four step-sons, four step-daughters and two brothers, Benjamin F. PALMER and J. A. PALMER, both of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be at the Budd Funeral Home in Mishawaka at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Holman Bruner
Last rites for the Rev. Holman BRUNER, 29, Methodist pastor of Richland township who died of a heart attack Monday evening, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Richland Center church with the Rev. Mr. STONEBURNER, Bicknell, officiating. Burial will be at Westfield.
The Rev. Mr. Bruner died while helping a neighbor, Howard WEIR, make hay seven miles northwest of this city.
He was born Maarch 5, 1918, in Nicholsville, Ky., and was the son of John and Ida BRUNER. He attended the Chicago Seminary and has been serving as pastor for the Richland Center, Burton, and Gilead churches.
Survivors include the wife, Edith [BRUNER]; a daughter, Freda Jane [BRUNER]; three brothers, Elgan [BRUNER], Ira [BRUNER] and Nolan [BRUNER], all of Nicholsville; and three sisters, Jewell [BRUNER] and Ruth [BRUNER], Nicholsville, and Mrs. Ed. BARDLOW, Bryantsville, Ky.
The body was returned to the Richland Center parsonage this afternoon from the Foster Funeral Home.

Infant Clemans
Funeral services for an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dee CLEMANS, route 6, Rochester, were held at the graveside in Salem cemetery at 1:30 p.m. today. The Ditmire funeral home of Fulton had charge of the services.
The baby passed away four hours after birth. She is survived by her parents and a brother and sister.

Wednesday, July 2, 1947

[no obits]

Thursday, July 3, 1947

Joseph A. Misner
Joseph A. MISNER, 79, died Wednesday night at his home on the north side of Lake Bruce after suffering a paralytic stroke Saturday.
A resident of the Lake Bruce neighborhood for 20 years, Mr. Misner was born Feb. 29, 1869, south of Wabash, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin MISNER. In 1921 he married Nellie E. LOGAN at Lafontaine.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a step-daughter, Mrs. Charlotte BOWMAN, Kewanna; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Misner residence and then at 3 p.m. at the Baptist church in Lafontaine. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Lafontaine.
The body will be taken from the Harrison funeral home to the Misner home Friday noon.

Grace Maxwell
Mrs. Grace LEWIS MAXWELL, 47, an Agos native, died Wednesday evening at the Eli Lilly clinic at Indianapolis.
She had been ill for several months.
Born six miles south of Argos May 2, 1900, Mrs. Maxwell was the daughter of William and Elva [LEWIS]. She was married to Byron MAXWELL August 20, 1928.
Survivors include the husband; father, two brothers, Clyde LEWIS, Charleston, Ill., and Ernest LEWIS, Argos; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther ROHRER and Mrs. Vivian UMBAUGH, Argos.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos with burial in the New Oak cemetery in Plymouth.
The body will arrive at the Argos funeral home this afternoon where friends may call after 6 p.m.

Friday, July 4, 1947

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, July 5, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, July 7, 1947

James Frank Jones
James Frank JONES, 89, died this morning at his home at 415 Manitou avenue after an illness of one week.
Cause of the death was coronary embolism.
A resident of Fulton county 65 years, Mr. Jones was born March 24, 1858, in Miami county. He married Sarah Ann GUISE formerly of Winamac. A retired farmer, Mr. Jones was a member of the Santa Anna church.
He is survived by three sons, Alvin [JONES], Culver, Frank [JONES], Walkerton, and Ray [JONES], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Grace COOK, Monroeville; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be conducted in the Zion church near Bruce Lake with burial in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The time of the services will be announced later.
The body will remain at the Foster Funeral Home until the day of services when it will be taken to the residence.

Marshall Adams
Marshall ADAMS, 89, former Fulton county citizen, died Saturay July 5th at his home in Copemish, Mich., following a prolonged illness.
Mr. Adams, who was born on a farm northwest of Rochester on August 6, 1858, left Fulton county in 1903 and has since resided in Michigan.
He is survived by his wife and six children. A. E. [ADAMS] and Earl H. ADAMS, of this city are sons of the deceased.

Tuesday, July 8, 1947

Will Banta
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Will BANTA in a hospital at Los Angeles, Calif. He had undergone a major operation which was followed by a fatal attack of pneumonia.
Funeral services were held July 5 at the Hollywood Presbyterian church.
Mr. Banta formerly lived many years in Rochester and associated with Ed BEYER in his business activities. He was head of the bank [located at the site of the present] Farmers and Merchants bank.
Mrs. Banta was the former Maud GRAHAM of Peru, Ind. She was a teacher in the Rochester schools. She now resides at 1723 Lafayette road, Los Angeles, Calif.

James Frank Jones
Funeral services for James Frank JONES, of Rochester who died Monday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion church north of Lake Bruce. The Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS, pastor of the Methodist church in Rochester, will be the minister in charge. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Wednesday, July 9, 1947

Charles E. Morrow
Charles E. MORROW, 69, died at 7 a.m. today in the home of Mrs. Geneva WOLF, Delong, where he was employed as a male nurse.
Mr. Morrow complained of heart trouble Tuesday and less than 24 hours later was dead.
Born April 2, 1878, in Bunker Hill, Mr. Morrow entered the employ of Mrs. Wolf a year ago. He formerly lived with a sister, Mrs. Everett ROCKHILL, Rochester. His parents were Joseph and Minerva MORROW.
Survivors, besides the sister, include a brother, Ralph MORROW, Kokomo; three sisters, Mrs. Maude OVERMAN, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Carrie STARK, Grable, and Mrs. Nellie HORNER, Knox.
Time of services has not been determined.
The body was taken to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos where friends may call.

Thursday, July 10, 1947

Charles E. Morrow
Funeral services for Charles E. MORROW, who died Wednesday in Delong, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. A. M. THOMAS of Farmland in charge.
Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Friday, July 11, 1947

Charles E. Costello
Funeral services for Charles E. COSTELLO, who passed away Tuesday, were held this morning at 9:00 in the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna. Mr. Costello was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph COSTELLO.

Charles Wayne Reddinger, Jr.
Funeral services for Charles Wayne REDDINGER, Jr., who died Thursday three hours after birth in the Woodlawn hospital, were conducted today at 11 a.m. in Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD. Burial was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The infant was the son of Charles W. and Pauline Berneice REDDINGER, 1016 Elm Street. Other surivors include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert REDDINGER, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude SWEARES.

Saturday, July 12, 1947

Nettie Studebaker
Funeral and burial services for Mrs. E. J. (Nettie) STUDEBAKER, of Kokomo were held in that city this afternoon. Mrs. Studebaker was formerly a pioneer resident of Liberty township, Fulton county.
Mrs. Fred STUDEBAKER, of Fulton, and Frank BUCKINGHAM and C. M. STUDEBAKER of this city are niece and nephews of Mrs. Studebaker.

Monday, July 14, 1947

Jacob Mathias
Funeral services for Jacob MATHIAS, 87, who died early Sunday morning after an illness of one year, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pleasant Hill church with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
Mr. Mathias died in the home of a son, Russell, in the Pleasant Hill community southwest of Akron.
Born near Fulton July 31, 1850, he was the son of John and Mary MATHIAS. Mr. Mathias was a farmer and a member of the Pleasant Hill church.
He is suvived by five sons, Fred [MATHIAS], Kankakee, Ill.; John [MATHIAS], Macy; Edward [MATHIAS], Rochester, Clem [MATHIAS], Logansport, and Russell [MATHIAS], Akron; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie PERRY, Foley, Ala; a sister, Mrs. Susie APT, Fulton; one brother, Charles [MATHIAS], Fulton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home where friends may call.
Lydia Harth
Mrs. Lydia HARTH, 74, Mishawaka, sister of the late Dode DILSAVER, Akron, died in a Mishawaka hospital Sunday evening.
Funeral and burial services will be conducted in Mishawaka Tuesday afternoon.

Art Tracy
Art TRACY, 65, Silver Lake, was killed instantly Saturday night when hit by a taxicab in Peru.
The cab driver did not stop and has not been located by police.
Mr. Tracy is a brother-in-law of Carl THACKER of this city.
A farmer, Mr. Tracy was born in 1882 and had lived in the Silver Lake vicinity nearly all of his life. His wife, Nellie THACKER, preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred GRISSO, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Hilda WAECHTER, North Manchester; two sons, Russell [TRACY], Silver Lake, and Bobby [TRACY], stationed at a naval base in Atlantic City, N.J.; a brother Frank TRACY, Lagro, and a sister, Mrs. Cora HOPE, Sidney.

David Bear
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh ANCHERSTRAND of the Woodrow community have received word that their two-year-old great-grandson, David BEAR, Clinton,Ill., died Sunday of scalds suffered when he fell into a tub of hot water being prepared for his bath.
The funeral and burial services will be Tuesday afternoon in Clinton. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leland BEAR, survive.

Ida Archambeault
Last rites for Mrs. Ida ARCHAMBEAULT, 68, who died Saturday afternoon in her home three miles east of Argos, will be read at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Umbaugh Funeral Home by the Rev. Ernest TREBER. Burial will be in New Oakhill cemetery in Plymouth.
Mrs. Archambeault had been ill six months.
A resident of the Argos vicinity for 33 years, Mrs. Archambeault came from South Bend. She was born Nov. 13, 1878, in Virginia, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth McWILLIAMS. She was married to Octavus ARCHAMBEALT in South Bend in 1897.
She is survived by the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian CHAPIN, Huntington, Mrs. Violet HARREN, Argos, Mrs. Margaret HIGGENBOUGAN, Buchanan, Mich., and Mrs. Virginia ROMINE, Mentone; three sons, Clarence [ARCHAMBEAULT], Argos, Melvin [ARCHAMBEAULT], Culver and Jack [ARCHAMBEAULT], Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Edward JOHNSON and Mrs. Minerva MILLNER, South Bend; twenty-four grandchildran and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Harrison W. Wynn
Funeral saervices for Harrison W. WYNN, 84, retired merchant who died Sunday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital after a prolonged illness, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Richland Center church with the Rev. H. L. THOMAS, Farmland, officiating. Burial services will be conducted by the Odd Fellows lodge at the Richland Center cemetery.
A resident of Fulton county all his life, Mr. Wynn was born north of Richland Center on June 28,1863, the son of Eli and Mary Ann WYNN. He married Sarah ROGERS August 31, 1884. Mr. Wynn had grocery stores in Tiosa, Bruce Lake Station, Loyal, and Kewanna.
He was a member of the Tiosa Christian church and the Richland Center Odd Fellows lodge.
He is survived by the wife; two sons, Earl [WYNN] and Harley [WYNN], both of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Vern OVERMYER, Rochester, Mrs. Earl PARTRIDGE, Rochester, and Mrs. Russell AILER, Atwood; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Mrs. Frank BALL, preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the residence from the Foster Funeral Home at 2 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 15, 1947

Mary Catherine
Mrs. Mary Catherine FOOR, who resided three miles northeast of Macy, died at ten a.m. today in the Peru nursing home following two weeks illness. She had been a resident of that community for many years and was well known throughout that community.
Mary Catherine [DOWDS]. daughter of John and Ellen McDANIELS DOWDS, was born July 27, 1862 in Knox county, Ohio. About 65 years ago she was married to Franklin FOOR. Mrs. Foor was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Survivors are the husband; three sons, Verl [FOOR], Orville [FOOR] and Samuel [FOOR], all of Macy; four gandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Frank O. Henricks
Services for Frank O. HENRICKS, 63, Kewanna, who died Monday evening at Bruce Lake Station, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Community church at Bruce Lake [Station], with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery.
A resident of Kewanna all his life, Mr. Henricks was born Feb. 16, 1884, the son of Daniel and Margaret COSGROVE HENRICKS. He was twice married, to Ollie HANSLEY in 1908 and to Kathryn SIMONIN in 1926. Mr. Henricks was a member of the Community church at Bruce Lake Station and of the Kewanna IOOF lodge.
For a number of years he was engaged in the poultry business in and around Kewanna. Ill health forced him into retirement within the last year.
Survivors include the widow, Kathryn SIMONIN HENRICKS, Kewanna; four sons, Daniel [HENRICKS] and Woodlawn [HENRICKS], Aurora, Ill., Paul [HENRICKS], Texas, and Carl [HENRICKS], Rochester; three daughters, Miss Cuba HENRICKS, Aurora, Ill., Mrs. Naomi GREEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary HENRICKS, Auburn; two step-sons, Alvin SIMONIN, Huron, Ohio, and Clarence SIMONIN, Kewanna; one step-daughter, Mrs. Grace STINGLEY, Kewanna; two brothers, Will HENRICKS, Mexico, and George HENRICKS, Dalton, Ill.; twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body will be taken from the Harrison Funeral Home in Kewanna to the residence Wednesday morning.

Luella Bonnell
Final rites for Mrs. Luella BONNELL, 72, who died Sunday at her home in Star City, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Star City Methodist church with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
Among the survivors are two sons, Servin [BONNELL] and Asa BONNELL, Kewanna, and a brother, Mace KOHLER, Kewanna.

Wednesday, July 16, 1947

Margaret Ann Rynearson
Margaret Ann RYNEARSON, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis RYNEARSON of Richland township, died at 2 a.m. today in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one week.
She was born Feb. 12, 1934, in Rynearson's Grandview residence. She would have been in the eighth grade of school next fall.
Survivors, besides the parents, are a sister, Betty Louise [RYNEARSON], and three brothers, Paul [RYNEARSON], Larry Joe [RYNEARSON], and Francis Lloyd [RYNEARSON].
Services will be in the Grandview church with burial in the IOOF cemetery. Time of the funeral will be announced in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel
The body will remain at the Foster Funeral Home until the hour of the services.

Israel Melvin Merrill
Israel Melvin MERRILL, 79, was found dead in his home at 809 East 12th street at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Merrill, who had been ill for a year, died of a heart attack.
A resident of Fulton county all his life, Mr. Merrill was born July 5, 1868. He married Alice HAMILTON who preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Jess [MERRILL], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah DEAN, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza AULT and Mrs. Sarah FOOR, Rochester; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster Funeral Home by the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS with burial in the IOOF cemetry.
The body will remain at the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

Mary Catherine Foor
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Catherine FOOR, 85, who died Tuesday in a Peru nursing home, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. The body will remain at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton.

Minnie Maud Krom
Mrs. George W. [Minnie Maud] KROM, lifelong resident of this county died at her home four miles northeast of Rochester at two o'clock, Wednesday morning. Death was attributed to complications and followed a four months illness. Mrs. Krom had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Minnie Maud [BLACKETOR], daughter of Everly and Mary Jane (JONES) BLACKETOR was born January 30, 1866 in the Ebenezer neighborhood southeast of Rochester. On March 3, 1892, she was united in marriage with George W. KROM, Sr. Mr. Krom was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Norabelle BRANT, Mrs. Mary ALLEWELT, both of this city; two sons, Abe B. KROM of LaJolla, Calif., George W. KROM, Jr., of Rochester; four grandchildren. A son, Oliver Redmond KROM, preceded in death. Mrs. Krom was one of a family of twelve children, of which only one survives, a sister, Mrs. Pete WALKER, of Huntington.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the Zimmerman Bros.
Funeral Home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 17, 1947

Margaret Ann Rynearson
Funeral services for Miss Margaret Ann RYNEARSON, 13, who died Wednesday, will be Friday 2 p.m. at the Grandview Evangelical church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron and the Rev. L. E. POWELL. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Foster Funeral Home.


Friday, July 18, 1947

Emmett Estes
Funeral services for Emmett ESTES, 77, who died Wednesday evening at the Ewing Nursing home after an illness of several weeks, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Harry BULGER officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
A resident of this city 25 years, Mr. Estes was born Oct. 31, 1872, in Harlan county, Kentucky. He was a laborer.

Saturday, July 19, 1947

Mary C. Foor
Funeral rites for Mrs. Mary C. FOOR, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Ditmire Funeral Chapel in Fulton. Services were in charge of Rev. William SHEWMAN, minister of the Macy Christian Church. Soloist and accompanist were Mrs. Clyde CORNELL and Mrs. Fred BLACKETOR of Fulton.
Interment was in the Plainview cemetery near Macy.
Pallbearers were: Thomas DuBOIS, Ancil JEFFERIES, Scott STINSON, Harry HATCH, Lee SOUTHERTON and Earl DIELMAN.
Those in charge of flowers were: Mesdames Ancil JEFFERIES, Scott STINSON, Harry HATCH, Lee SOUTHERTON and Earl DIELMAN.
Relatives and friends from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Billy FOOR from Marion; Lewis FOOR, Mentone; Mrs. Myrta GLENDENNING, Lakeland, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Glen POWELL and sons, Cecil and Kenneth, from Argos; Mr. and Mrs. Lon LUKENBILL and son, Kenneth, from Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Clark FOOR, Rochester; Miss Pauline CARVEY and Miss Ferne PANCAKE from Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Bill DuBOIS, Wabash; Mr. and Mrs. Merrill WHITTENBERGER, Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Everett SWICK, Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Gus METZGER from Chicago.

Monday, July 21, 1947

Worthey A Shadel
Worthey A. SHADEL, 49, of South Bend, a carpenter with the Sollett Construction Company, South Bend, was injured fatally Saturday when he was struck by a pillar of steel being erected in a South Bend brewery.
A native of Miami county, Shadel came to South Bend 25 years ago from Macy. He had been an employee of the construction company 15 years.
Funeral services will be held at Macy.

Tuesday, July 22, 1947

Worthey A. Shadel
Funeral services for Worthey A. SHADEL, 49, former Macy man, who was killed Saturday in South Bend, were at 10 a.m. today and at 2:30 p.m. today in the Christian church at Macy with burial in the cemetery there.
He was married to Flossie PETTY at Macy in 1919. They moved to South Bend in 1922.
He is survived by the wife, father, three daughters, Vonda [SHADEL], Wanda [SHADEL], and Anna SHADEL; and two brothers, John [SHADEL] and Joseph [SHADEL], Macy.

Wednesday, July 23, 1947

Loretta Jean Hively
Funeral services for two-year-old Loretta Jean HIVELY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman HIVELY, Macy, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Macy Methodist church with the Rev. Fremont GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in th Macy cemetery.
The little girl died of Lukemia Monday afternoon in the Riley children's hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Jan. 15, 1945, Lorretta Jean is survived also by a sister, Karen [HIVELY]; a half-sister, Marvin [HIVELY], a half-brother, Billie [HIVELY], Akron; the maternal and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William HIVELY of Roann and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph COVER of Macy.
The body was returned from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence today.

Thursday, July 24, 1947

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Friday, July 25, 1947

Mary Ella Busby
Mrs. Mary Ella BUSBY, 83, grandmother of Donald HAGAN, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She was taken seriously ill Wednesday noon.
Mrs. Busby had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Hagen at 509 East Ninth street for the lsast two years.
Born Sept. 12, 1863, in Covington, Ind., she was twice married--to George REESE and to Lon BUSBY.
Survivors, besides Mr. Hagen, include two sons, Fred REESE, Rochester, and Lloyd REESE, Argos; two daughters, Nellie HAGEN and Mrs. Armilda ESHELMAN, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Jeff GAUMER, Rochester, and a brother, Grant MANNING, Rochester.
A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.
The body will remain at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home where friends may call.

Wallace J. Russell
Wallace J. RUSSELL, 79, Twelve Mile and formerly of Rochester, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday in the Dukes hospital at Peru after suffering a heart attack Tuesday.
He had been in poor health for one and one-half years.
A retired grocer, Mr. Russell was born June 10, 1868, in Rochester. He had lived in Lincoln, Ind., also, although most of his life was spent in the Rochester and Akron vicinity.
Mr. Russell married Louellen WIKEL RUSSELL, Sept. 29, 1935, in Warsaw. He was the son of David and Sarah IZZARD RUSSELL and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a son, Fay RUSSELL, Rochester; and a daughter, Mrs. Leona FISHBURN, South Bend. Both children were by a former marriage. Also a brother, Harry RUSSELL, Logansport, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, July 26, 1947

Valda Mae Johnson
Miss Valda Mae JOHNSON, 16, daughter of Glen and Martha JOHNSON, of Leiters Ford, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Kelly hospital following an appendectomy. She had been ill but six days.
Miss Johnson was born in Argos on August 2, 1930. She moved with her parents from Plymouth to Leiters Ford four years ago. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Survivors are her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Melita COWEN, of Argos; Mrs. Mary Jane HOUIN, of Plymouth; four brothers, Deam [JOHNSON], of Argos; Willard [JOHNSON], William [JOHNSON] and Paul [JOHNSON] of Leiters Ford and her grandmother, Mrs. Ida VOTE, of Ashtabula, Ohio.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Stanley HALL will be held Monday 2 p.m. at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Leiters. The body will lie in state at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, until three o'clock Sunday afternoon and later at the Johnson home.

Wilbur A. Shireman
The death of Wilbur A. SHIREMAN, 61, occurred this morning at 6:10 a.m. in Memorial Hospital in Logansport. He was injured two weeks ago in a fall from a painting scaffold. He suffered a fractured pelvis and death was attributed to complications resulting from this injury.
Mr. Shireman was born September 6, 1885 the son of Harvey and Hattie SHIREMAN. He was a painter by occupation and resided three miles east of Akron at Rock Lake.
Surviving are his wife, Birdella [SHIREMAN]; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie HARPER of South Bend; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary DEERING of East Chicago and Mrs. Dorothy KITSON of Syracuse, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Church of God in Akron. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be the minister in charge.
Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery in Akron.

Mary Ella Busby
Last rites for Mrs. Mary Ella BUSBY, 83, who died Friday morning in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert HALL, Gas City, officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. Busby had lived with her grandson, Don HAGAN, 509 East Ninth street, for the last two years and prior to that with her son, Fred REESE, Rochester.
She was born Sept. 12, 1863, the daughter of Lawrence V. and Armilda MANNING. She lived in Fulton county most of her life with the exception of a few years in Illinois where she was a member of the Fairmount Presbyterian church.
Survivors include two sons, Fred [REESE] and Lloyd REESE, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie HAGAN and Mrs. Armilda ESHELMAN, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Jeff GAUMER, Rochester; and a brother, Grant MANNING, Rochester.

Monday, July 28, 1947

Charles Shimer
Charles SHIMER, 58, carpenter, residing two miles north of Akron died at 6:55 o'clock Sunday evening at Woodlawn hospital. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past six months. Mr. Shimer had a host of friends throughout the eastern section of the county.
Charles, son of Grant and Ella (JENKINS) SHIMER, was born April 16, 1889, in Paulding county, Ohio. He had been a resident of Henry township for 34 years. On March 13, 1915, he was married to Grace SMITH. Mr. Shimer was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Fiorella MONDY of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Bertha COOK of Akron, and a brother, Earl SHIMER of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at the Shimer home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Hubert JOHNSTON of the Olive Bethel church officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. The body will be removed from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, to the residence at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Mae Axe
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Mae AXE which occurred at Tarrytown, N.Y., on July 24. The former Rochester resident was 88 years of age and death came as the result of a broken hip. No information was given as to where the burial took place.
The information was received by Misses Edith and Edna BITTERS in a letter from Emerson AXE, son of the deceased. He wrote that his mother had been visiting them at their estate in Tarrytown and that she had been in ill health. The broken or dislocated hip occurred without warning and did not come from a fall. She passed away one week after it occurred.
Mrs. Axe was born near Argos and lived in Rochester with her sister, Mrs. James F. SCULL, and her son until about 1906 when they moved to Indianapolis and later to Brooklyn. She is survived by her sister and her son. He is a prominent economist and heads a large business firm at New York.

John W. Whittaker
Following a two-year illness from complications John W. WHITTAKER, 74, of Maxinkuckee, died Sunday evening in the Kelly hospital at Argos. Mr. Whittaker was a retired farmer.
He was born Feb. 17, 1872, at Gilford, Ind., and had been a resident of Maxinkuckee for 46 years. In 1896 he was married to Bertha HARGITT who died 35 years ago. His second marriage in 1914 was to Alta BENEDICT. His parents were the Rev. Thomas and Julia WHITTAKER. Mr. Whittaker was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters by his first marriage, Mrs. Jesse ANNIS of Argos, Mrs. Nettie HITTLE of Rochester, Mrs. Mary ZEHNER of St. Pul, Minn., and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Maxinkuckee Methodist church with the Rev. Amos BARNES of Hartford City officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until 10 a.m. Tuesday at which time it will be removed to the Whittaker residence, Maxinkuckee.

Mary Ella Busby
Numerous relatives and friends from out-of-town and state attended the funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ella BUSBY Sunday in the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home.
They include Mrs. Verl FOORE and Carolyn FOORE, Noblesville; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BUSBY, Mrs. Arthur BUSBY, Mildred BUSBY, Mr. and Mrs. Frank RUSSELL, Dale RUSSELL, Caladin, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest DIXON, Fairmount, Ill.; A. J. MARTIN, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore RUSSELL, and Mrs. Clara REESE, Danville, Ill.

Valda Mae Johnson
Funeral rites for Miss Valda Mae JOHNSON, 16, Leiters Ford, who died Saturday after an appendectomy, originally schedled for today were postponed until Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
One of the survivors lives in Texas and could not reach Leiters Ford until this evening, which would have been too late to attend the services.

Tuesday, July 29, 1947

Laura Ellen Babcock
Mrs. Laura Ellen BABCOCK, 82, died at 7 a.m. today at the home of her son, Lawrence BABCOCK, R.R. 2, after an illness of seven months.
A pioneer resident of this community, Mrs. Babcock was born Feb. 1, 1865, in Marshall county and lived her entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. She was the daughter of Peter and Harriet SPANGLER. She was the widow of Dr. I. L. BABCOCK. A past chief of the Pythian Sisters lodge here, Mrs. Babcock was a member of the Baptist church and the W.B.A.
Survivors, besides the son, include two daughters, Mrs. H. P. CALLOWAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Harry FOGLESONG, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two other sons, Ronald Leroy BABCOCK, Culver, and Robert Peter BABCOCK, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Nola BLAIR, Culver; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two daughters, a brother, a granddaughter and grandson preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Baptist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until 1 p.m. Friday when it will be taken to the church where it will lie in state until the hour of services.

Ella Metzler
Ella METZLER, sister of Arthur METZLER, local attorney, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six weeks.
The eldest of twelve children, Miss Metzler spent 71 years in this community and was the first licensed and trained nurse in Rochester. She also was a nurse at an Indianapolis hospital and did private nursing.
She was born in Urbana, Ind., the daughter of John B. and Anna Marie METZLER. Her father was born in Austria and her mother in Bavaria. For many years, Miss Metzler made her home with Susan THOMPSON on East Fourth street. She was a member of the Baptist church.
She is survived by another brother, Frank METZLER, Crown Point, a sister, Mrs. Isabelle GRAHAM, Lincoln, Neb., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY. The place will not be determined until her sister arrives from Nebraska. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Franklin Pierce Foor
Franklin Pierce FOOR, 84, died Monday evening in his home two and one-half miles northeast of Macy exactly two weeks after the death of his wife, Mrs. Mary Catherine FOOR.
Mr. Foor had been ill one week.
A native of Fulton [sic] county, he was born March 1, 1863, in the house in which he died. He was the son of Stephen and Hannah RUNKLE FOOR. Mr. Foor married Mary Catherine DOWDS, April 20, 1881, in Peru. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include three sons, S. Verl [FOOR], Samuel S. [FOOR] and Orville C. FOOR, all of Macy; one brother, Lewis FOOR, Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Myrta GLENDENNING, Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy.
The body will remain at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton where friends may call.

Wednesday, July 30, 1947

Robert Patton
Last rites for Robert PATTON, 38, who died Tuesday evening in the Woodlawn hospital, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton by the Rev. R. E. PRINZING. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Patton, who had been ill five weeks with an arm infection, lived with a sister, Mrs. Ray WAGONER, five miles southwest of this city.
He was born Nov. 9, 1908, in Rochester and was the son of William T. and Pearl PATTON. Mr. Patton made several friends during is employment at the Coplen & Erdmann Drug Store.
Survivors, besides the sister, are two more sisters, Mrs. Fred FOGLESONG, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Joseph EBERT, La Crescenta, Calif.
The body is at the Ditmire Funeral Home where friends may call.

Elle Metzler
Funeral services for Miss Ella METZLER, who died Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry BAILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Laura Ellen Babcock
A change in the place of services for Mrs. Laura Ellen BABCOCK, 82, who died Tuesday, has been announced.
The services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster funeral home instead of the Baptist church. The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Thursday, July 31, 1947

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Friday, August 1, 1947

Hannah Schubert
Mrs. Hannah SCHUBERT, 65, a resident of Lake Bruce, died Thursday evening in the Memorial hospital at Logansport after an illness of one week.
A native of Kansas, Mrs. Schubert was born Feb. 22, 1882, in Lonard [sic], Kas., the daughter of James and Amanda COLLINGS. She was married to August C. SCHUBERT April 23, 1928, and was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Harrison funeral home with the Rev. George BURDEN, pastor of the Methodist church at Kewanna, officiating. Burial will be in the Elwood cemetery where short graveside services will be conducted.
Survivors include the husband; two sisters, Mrs Henry ADAMS, Profitstown, Ill, and Mrs. Harry MATONE, Braidswood, Ill.; three brothers, John COLLINGS, Elgin, Ill., Del COLLINGS, Spring Valley, Ill., and Ralph COLLINGS, San Francisco, Calif.
The body will remain at the Harrison funeral home where friends may call after Saturday noon.

Elsie Blanche Prough
Mrs. Joye [Elsie Blanche] PROUGH, 53, formerly a resident of Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton clinic after an illness of two years.
Born Jan. 29, 1894, Elsie Blanche GELBAUGH was the daughter of Mrs. Olive GELBAUGH, Kewanna. She was married to Joye PROUGH July 2, 1938, and had spent most of her life in Kewanna and vicinity before moving to Fort Wayne.
She is survived by the husband, mother, a brother, Eugene GELBAUGH, Springfield, O., and a sister, Serena GELBAUGH, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McComb & Son funeral home, corner of Lake and Tecumseh streets, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the Prairie Grove cemetery at Waynesdale, four miles south of Fort Wayne.

Milo Thrush
Funeral services for Milo THRUSH who died Wednesday evening at his home near Owasso, Mich., will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. in the Ditmire Chapel at Fulton, Ind. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Mr. Thrush was a former resident of Liberty township. The name of Mrs. Perry GRAHAM, of near Lucern, a sister of the deceased, was unintentionally omitted in the Thrush obitury report.

Harold M. Hisey
Harold M. HISEY, 54, former Argos resident died Thursday morning in the Columbia hospital, Milwaukee, Wis., following a major operation. He had been in ill health for the past three months.
Mr. Hisey for 36 years had been employed as a Western Union Telegraph foreman for the Michigan Central R.R. He resided in Detroit for a period of five years and more recently was a resident of Plymouth, Wis.
He was born November 11, 1892 at Hammond, Ind., the son of Samuel and Laura HISEY. In 1940 he was married to Myrtle MUTH at Sheboygan, Wis. Mr. Hisey was a member of the Argos Masonic Lodge No. 399 and was a charter member of the Argos American Legion Post No. 68.
Survivors are his wife, of Plymouth,. Wis.; two step-children, Mrs. Ray HALFELTZ, of Plymouth, Wis., Norman MUTH, of Lake George, Wis.; his father, Samuel HISEY, of Argos; two brothers, Eugene [HISEY] of Argos, Finley [HISEY], of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Marie BARDSLEY, of LaPorte; Mrs. Georgeanna GONCE, of Argos; several nieces and nephews and five step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with Rev. Thomas LUKE officiating. Burial will be made in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Argos Masonic Order and the American Legion will conduct their rites at the cemetery.

Saturday, August 2, 1947

Ella Metzler
Mrs. Emmaline SWANSON, Bran, Ill., and Mrs. Harry Van KIRT, Portland, Ind., attended funeral services here for Miss Ella METZLER.

Franklin Foor
Funeral services for 84-year-old Franklin FOOR, Macy resident, were held Thursday from the Ditmire Funeral Chapel at Fulton with Rev. William SHEWMAN in charge.
Those from a distance attending the services were: Myrtle GLENDENNING from Lakeland, Fla., Lewis FOOR, Mentone; Alta CRAIG, Chicago; Mabel LUTMAN, LaPorte; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert SWANK and son Marvin from Fredrickstown, Ohio; Mrs. Cecelia BRADDOCK, Fredrickstown, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Billy FOOR, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Gus METZGER, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Glen POWELL, sons Cecil and Kenneth and daughter Priscilla from Argos; J. L. TOMBAUGH, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Clark FOOR, Rochester; Osa and Dennis FOOR from Rochester; Dr. Geo. E. HOFFMAN, Rochester; Lon and Kenneth LUKENBILL, Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Everett SWICK from Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Bill DuBOIS, Wabash, and Mrs.  Maude ONTHANK, Des Moines, Iowa.
Monday, August 4, 1947

Don Foster
While attending the funeral of his uncle, Milo THRUSH, at Fulton Sunday afternoon, Lotus THRUSH, of this city, was informed of the death of his half-brother, Don FOSTER, of Kokomo. Mr. Foster, a burnisher and polisher died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in Kokomo. He had been in failing health for over a year from a heart ailment.
Survivors are his wife and mother, Mrs. Don FOSTER, both of Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Joyce ROSS and his half-brother, Mr. THRUSH, of this city.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel

Tuesday, August 5, 1947

Samuel Harold
Mrs. Walber BEMENDERFER of this city received word shortly before press time of the death of her brother-in-law, Samuel HAROLD, Peru.
Mr. Harold died unexpectedly as a result of a heart attack. He had a number of friends in this vicinity.
Mrs. Bemenderfer said funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from distant relatives.

Lloyd Kesler
Lloyd KESLER, 53, a native of Fulton county, died today at his home in Warsaw after an illness of nine months.
Mr. Kesler was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton KESLER, Rochester.
Born in Fulton county March 17, 1894, he married Lucille HAIMBAUGH in 1916 and moved from Rochester to Warsaw in 1927. He has been connected with livestock feed business for the last 15 years and rcently was engaged in the manufacture of livestock feed in Warsaw.
Mr. Kesler was a member of the First Methodist church in Warsaw, the Masonic lodge there, the Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, the Shrine in Fort Wayne, the Shrine Club in Warsaw as well as the Elks lodge and the Rotary club.
Survivors besides the parents, include the widow; a son, Robert [KESLER], Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Earl McCOY of near Warsaw; a sister, Miss Bernice KESLER, Rochester; and two grandchildren, John Frederick KESLER and Kay Ellen KESLER.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Warsaw Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. R. C. PLANK, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.
Friends may call at the residence in Warsaw after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday when the body will be taken to the church.

Don Foster
Funeral services for Don FOSTER, who died Sunday afternoon at his home in Kokomo, will be held at two p.m. Wednesday in the Rich Chapel, that city. Burial will be made in a Kokomo cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Lotus THRUSH of this city will attend the services. Mr. Foster was a half-brother of Mr. Thrush.
Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Bert Foy
Bert FOY, 61, well-known salesman of Rochester and Peru, was found dead in his room at the Hotel Rensselaer, Rensselaer, Ind., around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The body was found in the bathroom by employees of the hotel as they prepared to clean the room.
Emerson McMAHAN, formerly of this city and proprietor of the hotel, stated he passed Mr. Foy's room around 8 a.m. and he was sleeping on the bed with the door partly ajar. It is believed he had died from a heart attack.
His wife, Edna FOY, and a daughter, Laura [FOY], reside in Rochester.
A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Thursday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Hugh Douglas Smiley
Hugh Douglas SMILEY, little son of Hugh and Dorthy SMILEY, died Monday morning in a hospital at Springfirle, Ohio, following a three days illness. The child was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 24, 1946.
Survivors are the parents of Springfield, Ohio, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas SMILEY of Argos and Mr. and Mrs. Henry HUDSON, of Massillon, O.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas LUKE officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The body will arrive at the Grossman home early Thursday afternoon.

Enos G. Sayger
Enos G. SAYGER, 59, former resident of Akron, died in Billings hospital, Chicago, Tuesday. Mr. Sayger retired two years ago after serving 30 years in Hobart, Ind., as a Pennsylvania railroad agent.
He is a nephew of W. A. GAST of Akron, and a brother of Mrs. Marion FULTZ, Route 5, Rochester. Other survivors are his wife and a grandson, of Hobart.
The body will be cremated and the ashes committed to a vault in the Akron IOOF cemetery. Funeral arrangements were not announced.

Mary Etta Bixler
Mrs. Mary Etta BIXLER died at two a.m. Wednesday at the home of her son Frank BIXLER, of Kewanna, where she had resided for the past 20 years. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. She had a host of friends throughout that section of the county.
Mrs. Bixler was born July 7, 1864 and her entire life was lived in Union township. She was the daughter of Julian and Sarah COLLINS.
Survivors are five sons, Frank [BIXLER], of Kewanna, Henry [BIXLER], of South Bend, Otto [BIXLER], of Culver, Orville [BIXLER], of Ft. Wayne, George [BIXLER], of Ashtabula, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at two p.m. Friday in the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna. Interment will be made in the Lake Bruce cemetery. The body lies in state at the Harrison home where friends may call.

Charles H. Goodrich
Last rites for Charles H. "Chic" GOODRICH, 67, 526 W. Ninth street, who died Tuesday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital after a 10-day illness, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Born July 26, 1880, Mr. Goodrich was the son of Alfred and Mary WEAVER GOODRICH. A life resident of Rochester, he married Ruby MORGAN Jan. 9, 1922, in St. Joseph, Mich.
Mr. Goodrich and Alfred Van DIEN were associated as a painting firm for 30 years. When the partnrship was dissolved, Mr. Goodrich continued in the painting and contracting business with Avery COOK.
He was a member of the Manitou Eagles lodge and the Painters' Union.
Survivors include the wife; two stepsons, Casey MORGAN, Rochester, and Arthur MORGAN, Dearborn, Mich.; a brother, Vern G. GOODRICH, Detroit, Mich.; one half-sister, Mrs. Nora PORTER, Rochester; a half-brother, John PARKER, Kewanna; five grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, August 7, 1947

Roy Haynes
Mr. Roy HAYNES of Indianapolis, died at his home at 11 a.m. of a heart attack. Mr. Haynes is a former citizen of Rochester and is well known in this city.
Details of the funeral will be published in the Friday issue of The News-Sentinel.

Bernard B. Foy
Funeral services for Bernard B. "Bert" FOY, who died Wednesday morning of a heart attack at Rensselaer, will be held Friday afternoon two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Christian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Foy was born in Logansport on May 20, 1885 the son of Lemuel nd Mary FOY. He was married to Edna SHAFER on May 21, 1909 at Lima, Ohio. For a number of years the Foys owned and operated a restaurant in this city and for a few years also operated the Bearss Hotel at Peru. Later they returned to this city and quite recently Mrs. Foy opened a delicatessen shop on the north shore road, Lake Manitou. Mr. Foy at the time of his death was employed as a traveling salesman. He was a member of Episcopalian church and the Eagles Lodge of Peru.
Survivors are his wife and daughter, Mrs. Laura CHAMBERLAIN, of this city, and a brother, Lemuel FOY, of Peru.
The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Effie E. Coffing
Miss Effie E. COFFING, 73, Rochester, died Wednesday evening in the Ewing Nursing Home after an illness of two years.
Born in Macy Aug. 6, 18[74], Miss Coffing went to South Bend in 1901 and came to Rochester two years ago.
She is survived by three sisters, Miss Emma Jane COFFING, South Bend, Mrs. Elizabeth VELLER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Grace SHADEL, Macy; and three brothers, Ralph COFFING, Macy, Russell COFFING, Fulton, and Arthur COFFING, Garrett.
Short memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home. Saturday the body will be brought to the Macy Christian church where at 2 p.m. funeral services will be conducted. Burial will be in South Lawn cemetery in South Bend.

Robert Michael Shafer
Robert Michael SHAFER, five and one-half months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave SHAFER, of this city, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment.
Robert Michael was born to David and Betty YOUNG SHAFER Feb. 14, 1947. Mr. Shafer is co-owner of the Colonial Hotel & Terrace Gardens.
The infant is survived by the parents; a brother, Peter Stanton [SHAFER]; both grandmothers, Mrs. Mary SHAFER and Mrs. Lois MUDGETT, Rochester; a grandfather, Harry YOUNG, Rochester; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth LUTZ, Rochester.
Graveside services were conducted today at 4 p.m. in the IOOF cemetery by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY.
The body remained at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home until the hour of service.

Elba Esta Krieg
Mrs. [Elba] Esta [KRIEG], 60, who resided two and one-half miles southwest of Akron, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Dukes hospital at Peru after an illness of two weeks.
A life resident of Fulton county, she was born Sept. 22, 1886 [sic], the daughter of Monroe and Mandy MORRIS. Mrs. Krieg married John [H.] KRIEG Aug. 1, 1907, at Akron.
She is survived by the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Opal FOUTS, Denver; one son, Philip KRIEG, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. James DECK, Roann, Mrs. Owen MALADY, South Bend, and Mrs. Lulu CONNER, Akron; seven brothers, Chester, James, Joseph and Roy MORRIS, Akron, Walter MORRIS, Lakeville, Fred MORRIS, Indianapolis, Robert MORRIS, Plymouth; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. John KRIEG officiating and assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body was taken from the Sheetz Funeral Home today to the residence where friends may call.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Elba E. KRIEG, 1887-1947; John H. KRIEG, 1884-1965.]

Friday, August 8, 1947

Roy Haynes
Funeral rites for Roy HAYNES, 70, who died Thursday in Indianapolis, will be at 3 p.m. Saturda in the J. C. Wilson Chapel of the Chimes with brial in Crown Point cemetery there.
Mr. Haynes, who is well-known here, was the father of George [HAYNES] and Helen HAYNES.

John Schafer and
Carol Sheehan

John SCHAFER, 48, and Carol SHEEHAN, 4, both of Indianpolis, were drowned today when their boat capsized on the north side of Big Island in Lake Manitou.
Mrs. Helen ESCHENBACH, 43, Indianapolis, narrowly escaped the same fate by holding onto the edge of another boat headed for shore.
The Rochester fire department rushed to the scene with a pullmotor, drugs and nets and called on the state police for more drags when their initial search efforts proved fruitless.
It was the victims' last day of a six-week stay at Lake Manitou.
No cause was known for the boat's capsizing. Some advanced the theory that the little girl might have fallen out of the boat and in trying to rescue her, the other occupants upset their craft.
Evelyn ESCHENBACH, a daughter, and Ralph SCHAFER, a son of the drowned man, watched the search for the bodies anxiously from the lake's shore in front of Bob Moore's home.
It marked Lake Manitou's first fatality of the summer.
The News-Sentinel received a call from George JONES, R.R.2, who said he was sitting on his front lawn when he heard cries for help. He said there were two boats within 30 feet of the person but did not seem to be making any attempt to help out.
He dismissed it as "kid stuff" until he saw many boats rowing to the scene of the drowning.
At press time the bodies had not been recovered.

Saturday, August 9, 1947

George M. Hittler
Rochester and Lake Manitou friends have received word from Mr. and Mrs. O. E. FERREE, former lake residents, that their son-in-law, Prof. Geroge M. HITTLER, 46, associate professor of commerce in the Iowa university, Iowa City, Ia., died last Monday evening. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.
Professor Hittler is survived by his wife, formerly Huldah FERREE, and a son, William . [HITTLER], a student in naval electronics school at Treasure Island, Calif. Prior to Mr. Hittler's position at the Iowa school he was head of business education at the James Millikan university, Decatur, Ill. He was a member of the Order of Artus, Pi Omega Pi, Beta Theta Pi and the Presbyterian church. Final rites will be held Sunday at Iowa City in the Presbyterian church at 4 p.m. Burial will be in an Iowa City cemetery.

Monday, August 11, 1947

John I. Swank
Funeral services for John I. SWANK, 65, who died at the Dukes hospital in Peru Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Twelve Mile Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. W. A. HATFIELD officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico.
Mr. Swank was a farmer and resident of the Twelve Mile community for 50 years.
He was born in Clay township, Cass county, on August 24, 1878, the son of Frank and Judy (KINZIE) SWANK. On April 5, 1902 he married Jane SULLIVAN in Twelve Mile.
He was a member of the Twelve Mile Evangelical U. B. church and the Modern Woodman's lodge.
Survivors include: the wife, Nancy [SWANK]; three sons, Orel [SWANK] and Raymond [SWANK] both of Twelve Mile and Everett [SWANK] of Greenwood; one daughter, Mrs. Russell HOPKINS of Flint, Michigan; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Marion [SWANK] of Peru, Ralph [SWANK] of Macy and Rufus [SWANK], city; four sisters, Mrs. Charles SOWERS of Wabash, Mrs. Walter MOON of Twelve Mile, Mrs. Verna DEWEY of Mishawaka and Mrs. Thomas REYNOLDS of Marion. One son preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the Kline funeral home in Denver and will be returned to the residence at 10 o'clock this morning.

Delilah May Coplen
Mrs. Delilah May COPLEN, 77, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at her home in Talma after an illness of three weeks.
Cerebral hemorrhage was the cause of death.
Born March 2, 1870, in Newsville, O., Mrs. Coplen had lived in the Talma vicinity 57 years. She was married Jan. 20, 1890, to Alvah Franklin COPLEN, near Talma. She was the daughter of George and Barbara DAVIS.
Survivors include two sons, George [COPLEN] and Artemus [COPLEN], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Olive WENGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Esthel FISH, Douglas, Ariz.; five sisters and two brothers, all of whom reside in California and Ohio; eleven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Her husband and three children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Talma Christian church with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
The body was taken to the home at Talma this afternoon from the Foster funeral home.

Tuesday, August 12, 1947

Francis E. Kamp
Francis E. KAMP, 65, lifelong resident of Argos, died at his home at 107 Logan street at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday. Death was attributed to complications and followed a two years illness.
Mr. Kamp was born November 27, 1881 in Walnut township, Marshall county. On May 2, 1900 he was united in marriage with Ella HESS. His parents were Emanuel and Caroline KAMP. He was a member of the Argos Christian church, the Gleaners Lodge and the Izaak Walton club.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Elista DYGERT of Argos; Mrs. Gladys DEACON, Mrs. Izetta LAWITZKE, both of South Bend; a son, Floyd KAMP of Harbor Beach, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Clara HUITT of Plymouth, and two brothers, L. O. KAMP of Conneaut, Ohio, and Edward KAMP of Lost Springs, Wyo.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Argos Christian church. The Rev. Ernest TREBER assisted by the Rev. Mildred TREBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Umbaugh funeral home until 10 a.m. Wednesday when it will be removed to the Kamp home.

Alvin Estey Sheets
Alvin Estey SHEETS, 88, died at 10 p.m. Monday in Crown Point after an illness of three months.
Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Born Dec. 26, 1858, in Henry township, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex SHEETS. He married Lucinda ZARTMAN at Akron in 1880. A painter, he had been retired for nearly 20 years. He had lived in Florida for almost 20 years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.
He is survived by a son, E. E. SHEETS, Crown Point; two daughters, Miss Edna SHEETS and Mrs. Harry BROWER, Rochester; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Daniel PERRY, retired, officiating. Burial will be in the Roann IOOF cemetery.
The body is at the Zimmerman funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, August 13, 1947

David Lee Marsh
David Lee MARSH, seven-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ogden MARSH, Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday evening in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Aug. 5, 1947, the son of Ogden and Agatha MOON MARSH, the infant is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora MARSH, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles MOON, of near Rochester.
Private funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Moon rsidence in the Sharon community. The Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER will officiate. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the site of services at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Mabel Rannells
Last rites for Mrs. Mabel RANNELLS, 68, who died Tuesday after an illness of several weeks, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire chapel with the Rev. Robert PRINZING of the Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
A life resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Rannells was born Dec. 21, 1878, near Rochester, the daughter of Harrison and Minnie FEECE. She was married to Everton RANNELLS Oct. 15, 1895, who preceded her in death.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen CARITHERS and Mrs. Lucille KARN, Fulton; one son, Robert [RANNELLS], Fulton; three grandchildren, Patricia KARN, California, Stephen [CARITHERS] and Sherie CARITHERS, Fulton; three half-sisters, Mrs. Sadie GARWOOD, Mrs. Dorothy PETERSON, Mrs. Nina HOLLYCROSS, South Bend; and two half-brothers, Forrest FEECE, Texas, and Lawrence FEECE, Michigan.
The body is at the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton where friends may call.

William Grant McIntire
William Grant McINTIRE died at 9:45 a.m. today on the farm northwest of Akron on which he was born 80 years ago.
Born July 8, 1867, the son of Daniel and Rose Ann McINTIRE, he was a farmer and a member of the Akron Church of God. He married Amanda SHELLEY Jan. 26, 1889.
He is survived by the wife; four sons, Estil [McINTIRE], Herman [McINTIRE], Elkhart, Russell [McINTIRE], Walkerton, and Don McINTIRE, Akron; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Thursday, August 14, 1947

Kenneth Clark
Funeral services for Kenneth CLARK, 40, formerly of Macy, who was killed instantly in a tractor accident 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on a road near Elkhart, will be held at the Macy Methodist church Saturday 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.
Mr. Clark was killed when he was thrown under the rear wheels of a tractor he was driving at the junction of County Highway 1 and the Jimtown Road. Officials said Clark apparently misjudged the speed of the tractor when he attempted to turn at the intersection, and was thrown off. The wheels passed over his head and chest.
Mr. Clark, who for the past few years has resided at Osceola, Ind., was the son of Merl and Jessie (AULT) CLARK. He was married to Maude FENTERS, of Macy, on March 10, 1934.
Survivors ar his wife, a brother, Estel CLARK, of South Bend and two aunts, Mary AULT and Mrs. Maude SOWERS, both of Macy.

William Grant McIntire
Funeral services for William Grant McINTIRE, 80, of near Akron, who died Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. The body will remain in the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron until the hour of the services.

John Geyer
Funeral services for John GEYER, 82, who died Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a stroke in his hotel room July 28, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Bender funeral home in North Manchester with the Rev. A. W. MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery, two miles south of North Manchester.
Altough a resident of Tampa, Fla., for the last 16 years, Mr. Geyer was well-known in Rochester as a result of business and visits he conducted here. He was in the real estate business in North Manchester, Rochester, and Tampa.
Mr. Geyer was born May 20, 1865, in Milford, the son of Abraham and Susan BRUMBAUGH GEYER. He married Sarah KITSON in 1887. She preceded him in death April 19. He was a charter member of the Moose lodge, North Manchester, and attended the Dunkard church.
Survivors include four sons, Buel [GEYER], Canal, O.; Herschel [GEYER], Winchester, O.; Noel [GEYER], Tampa, Fla; Manville [GEYER], Lima, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel GALETINE; a sister, Mrs. Charles BECK, New Paris, and a brother, Milo [GEYER], of Huntington.

Friday, August 15, 1947

Gerald Eugene Holloway
Funeral services for Gerald Eugene HOLLOWAY, 13, whose life was puffed out Thursday under the wheels of a truck loaded with five tons of lime, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
The youth was playing along the lane leading to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elven "Peck" HOLLOWAY, R.R. 6, when his brother, Lester, 2 drove the truck toward the house. The boy made a jump for the running board of the vehicle while it was still moving. He slipped and fell under the left rear dual wheel of the lime-loaded truck.
Gerald was born May 11, 1934, and would have been a student in the seventh grade at Reiter school this year.
He is survived by the parents; seven brothers, Russell] and Howard [HOLLOWAY]; of Logansport, Harvey, Lester, Bernard, Walter and Marvin [HOLLOWAY] of Rochester; and two sisters, Wanda and Rosemary [HOLLOWAY], at home.
The body lies in state at the Foster funeral home.

George Henry Bowen
Funeral services for George Henry BOWEN, 65, who died Thursday at his home southeast of Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Harley FULTZ.
Burial will be at the Omega cemetery.
Mr. Bowen, whose death was the result of a stroke suffered while threshing, was born Jan. 4, 1882, the son of John and Rebecca HARTMAN BOWEN. In 1901 he married Mettie MILLER. For many years he was employed as a nurseryman at Laketon, Ind.
Survivors, besides the wife, include three sons, Clarence [BOWEN], Washington, D.C.; Maurice [BOWEN], Huntington; Ralph [BOWEN], Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice DRUDGE, Claypool; Mrs. Mildred FIGERT, Paine, Ohio five sisters, Mrs. Elva MECKLING, Argos; Mrs. Mac KINDIG, North Liberty; Mrs. Rose HATCH, Macy; Mrs. Alice NORRIS, Rochester, and Mrs. Sarah WEKLER, Elburn, Ill.; seven brothers, Wesley, Nelson, Joseph, Samuel [BOWEN], Akron; Clem [BOWEN], Rochester; Ray [BOWEN], Rockford, Ill., and Bernie BOWEN East Chicago.

Paul Willis
Funeral services for Paul WILLIS, 50, who died Wednesday while vacationing at Lake Manitou, were conducted today in North Manchester with burial there.
Cause of death was a heart attack suffered while fishing.
Mr. Willis had been staying at "Ida Mae" cottage near the Robertson landing on the northeast shore of Lake Manitou.
A railroad employee, he is survived by the wife and several chidren.

Saturday, August 16, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, August 18, 1947

Elbert LeRoy Powell
Elbert LeRoy POWELL, aged 76, died Saturday afternoon in the Ewing home at Rochester. He was born near Macy, Ind., June 22, 1871, and spent most of his life in Miami and Fulton counties.
On Aug. 31, 1898, he was united in marriage to Mary Elba LEFFEL who preceded him in death Jan. 30, 1936. He was a graduate of Valparaiso university in the class of 1895.
Mr. Powell began teaching in 1891 and served 43 years as teacher, principal and superintendent of schools. He was county superintendent of schools in Miami county from 1919 to 1925 and in Fulton county from 1929 to 1932. He was active in music circles serving as choir and music director in the Methodist church at Macy, a position his father had held previously.
For a number of years he was a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent at Macy. At the time of his death he was a member of the Rochester Methodist church where he had been active in various departments of the church.
Surviving are three children, Ellis C. POWELL of Macy, Mrs. Miriam ZARTMAN of Beloit, Wis., and Mrs. Mary WEAR of LaGrange, Ind.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elmanda TRACY of South Bend; and Rinaldo F. POWELL of Rochester. A son, Robert Leffel POWELL, died in infancy.
Services will be held at 2 o'clock at the Macy Methodist church Tuesday with Rev. Frank BRIGGS of the Rochester Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Friends may call at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home until 1 o'clockTuesday afternoon.

Pete Reddinger
Pete REDDINGER, co-owner of the P. H. Reddinger Furniture Company of Evansville, died recently in Evansville.
Mr. Reddinger is well known in Rochester and lake residents where he spent many summers. He formerly owned the Wild Cherry cottage on the North Shore of the lake.

Helen A. Metzler
Mrs. Arthur [Helen A.] METZLER, prominent resident of this city for over two score of years, passed away 7 a.m. Monday at her home 1120 South Jefferson street. Death followed an illnes of six months from an infiltration of the lungs. Mrs. Metzler through her years of service in club and social work leaves a host of friends throughout the county.
Helen A. [DISHER], daughter of Pete and Jane (SENOUR) DISHER, was born November 21, 1871 at Bourbon, Ind. she was a graduate of the Terre Hate, Ind., Normal school. On June 19, 1902 she was married to Arthur METZLER, in a ceremony held in the Disher home at Plymouth.
Mrs. Metzler was a member and an active worker in the Rochester Methodist church and was one of the organizers of the Rochester Board of Charities. She was the chairman of the Red Cross sewing room production during both World War I and II and was a member of the Rochester Woman's Club.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter Mrs. Marjory L. KING of Bremerton, Wash.; a grandson, Robert KING, now attending the summer school at the Culver Military Academy; a brother, Charles DISHER of Bloomington, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche KING of this city and Mrs. Florence ACKER of Minneapolis, Minn. A daughter, Louise [METZLER], preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Methodist church with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS and the Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body rests in state at the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home where friends may call.
Her daughter, Mrs. King, will arrive this evening from Bremerton, Wash.

Tuesday, August 19, 1947

Helen A. Metzler
The Thacker & Sharpe funeral home stated today that the body of Mrs. Arthur METZLER would lie in state in the Methodist church auditorium from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 20, 1947

Albert P. Guise
Albert P. GUISE, 67, 217 Jefferson street, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill with a heart ailment for several months.
Mr. Guise was born near Leiters Ford Dec. 19, 1879, the son of William and Ellen GUISE. He was married June 3, 1908, to Elva FITES.
In his early life he was a school teacher and later was employed by the Sinclair Refining Company in Hammond, resigning from that position last January. He and his wife moved here in April.
While in Hammond, he was active in Boy Scout work, and was a Scoutmaster for 14 years. He was a member of the Hammond United Brethren church.
Survivor are his wife; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Joseph ZIMMERMAN of Hammond; two brothers and two sisters, Benjamin [GUISE] and Simon [GUISE] of Denver, Ind., Mrs. Carrie RUNKLE of Macy and Mrs. Emma WOLF of Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 o'clock from the Rochester St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery near Deedsville. The body was taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron to the residence this afternoon.

Thursday, August 21, 1947

[no obits]

Friday, August 22, 1947

Helen A. Metzler
Those from out-of-town who attended the final rites for Mrs. Arthur METZLER, which were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist chuch were Frank METZLER and son Fred of Crown Point, Mr. and Mrs. Robert KING of Bremerton, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Charles DISHER of Bloomington, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Dick KING of Bloomington, Ind., Mrs. Grace FRIBLEY and daughter of Bourbon, Mrs. Lena DAVIS of Chicago; Miss Laura SHOEMAKER of Plymouth and Mrs. Stella CROSS of Chicago.

Eli Mills
Eli MILLS, 61, former resident of Fulton and White counties and father of Mrs. Ernest James, Logansport, was murdered on Aug. 11 at Camden, Tenn., it was learned Thursday afternoon.
Trial of the wife, Mrs. Rachel MILLS, of Camden, Tenn., and her daughter, Betty HOWELL on charges of murder will be held Monday, Sept. 22, at Camden.
Eli Mills was born in Indiana on May 23, 1886, the son of Samuel and Lydia Allen MILLS. He resided on a farm in White county for a number of years and then moved to Fulton county. About 10 years ago he moved to Tennessee. He was well-known in Fulton and White counties.
Surviving, besides the daughter, Mrs. Ernest JAMES, Logansport, are the following: three daughters, Mrs. Floyd KOENIG, of Akron, Ind.; Mrs. Ruby WILLIAMS, of Tallas [?], Mich.; Mrs. Ray ALLEN, of Big Sandy, Tenn.; four sons, Howard [MILLS] and Garfield [MILLS], of Winamac, Junior [MILLS] and Audrey MILLS, at home; two sisters, and two brothers.

Saturday, August 23, 1947

Rev. Lewis Bradford
Rochester's first death from heat prostration in a number of years occurred Friday evening at 7:15 o'clock when the Rev. Lewis BRADFORD, 44, dropped dead in a telephone booth at the Arlington Hotel. Rev. Bradford, a former resident of this city, has been residing in the Maxinkuckee Methodist church parsonage for the past two months.
The minister, whose charges included the Sand Hill and Thornhope churches, had gone into the booth to put in a call to Hobart, Ind. After awaiting several minutes for the connections to be made and talking for ten minutes he came out and went to the night clerk, Ira JONES, for change. He remarked, "It's awfully hot in that booth," and as he re-entered to deposit the change he fell over backward on the floor.
Dr. M. O. KING was summoned immediately and later Dr. Dean K. STINSON, county coroner, pronounced death was due to a heart attack superinduced by the heat.
Rev. Bradford came here from Avon, Ind., two months ago. He was born June 23, 1892, in Mineapolis, Minn. He was married to Clara [Myrtle] BASTOW Sept. [2], 1928, at Rochester. For several yers he was employed here as an appliance salesman for the Northern Indiana Power Co. In later years he entered the ministry after taking a special study course at Indiana university. Mrs. Bradord preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 1946.
Survivors are a brother, Paul [BRADFORD], of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Russell SPAITH, of California; two half-sisters, Mrs. Elmer FRITZ of Mankato, Minn., and Mrs. Beulah SMITH, of New Jersey.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The funeral services have been tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Methodist church. The Rev. E. E. FRANKLIN of Lafayette, Dr. John BENSON of Indianapolis and the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Victor Broo
Kewanna friends have received word of the recent accidental death of Victor BROO, 24, which occurred in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Broo, who was a painter, died from injuries he received in a fall.
He was born April 9, 1923 at Kokomo, Ind. Victor was a graduate of the Jackson township H.S., Howard County, and he attended school in Kewanna during which time his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor BROO, resided in the Zion neighborhood near Kewanna.
Mr. Broo entered the U. S. Navy, March 6, 1943 and saw 28 months of active service on the seas. He received his honorable discharge in April of 1946. He was married to Miss Dorothy O'SHOUGHNESSY Aug. 4, 1945 at Los Angeles.
The body will be returned to the parents' home at Sycamore, Ind., where final rites and burial will be made.

Monday, August 25, 1947

Sarah E. Wynn
Mrs. Harrison [Sarah E.] WYNN, 81, lifelong resident of the Richland township neighborhood, died at 1:30 today at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Wynn had been in ill health for a number of months.
The body lies in state at the Foster Funeral Home. A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, August 26, 1947

Lydia E. Skinner
Mrs. Walter [Lydia E.] SKINNER, 79, died Monday at her home in Fulton following a five weeks illness. Mrs. Skinner had been a resident of Fulton for two score years and had many friends throughout that section of the county.
Lydia E., daughter of Thomas and Mary BISH, was born April 4, 1868 at Chili, Ind. The Skinners moved to Fulton from Twelve Mile, Ind. In 1891 she was united in marriage with Walter SKINNER in a ceremony pronounced at Twelve Mile.
Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Twelve Mile Christian church and the Order of Eastern Star of Fulton.
Survivors are her husband, who is currently town clerk of Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Maude ROUCH, near Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Tressie MILLS, Warsaw and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at the residence. The Rev. Robert E. PRINZING, of the Fulton Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Elmer E. Meredith
Elmer E. MEREDITH, a lifelong resident of Franklin township, died at his home two miles north of Akron at 4:30 Monday morning while talking to his son, Roy. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Sixty-six years of age, the deceased was born on Nov. 27, 1880, and farmed on his present home for 40 years. On April 22, 1905, he married Bertha LAIRD. He was the son of John and Mary MEREDITH.
Mr. Meredith was an elder in the Mentone Church of Christ. He also served as county councilman and was in his fifth term. He was previously a director in the State Bank at Akron.
Surviving him are his wife; one son, Roy E. [MEREDITH]; two sisters, Mrs. Zora McFARLAND of Akron and Mrs. Martha CLINKER of Akron, and one brother, Frank [MEREDITH], of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services will be at the home Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 with Rev. BOYLE of Mentone as pastor. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. The body will be at the Vance John's funeral home in Mentone until Tuesday evening when it will be removed to the residence.

Sarah E. Wynn
Last rites for Mrs. Sarah E. WYNN, 83, who died Monday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one month, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Center Methodist church with the Rev. Alvin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
Her home was in Richland township five miles north of Rochester.
A life resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Wynn was born Nov. 7, 1864, and was the daughter of Eli and Barbara ROGERS. She was married to Harrison WYNN Aug. 31, 1884, in Rochester. He preceded her in death six weeks.
Mrs. Wynn was a housewife and a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Survivors include two sons, Earl [WYNN] and Harley WYNN, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Vern OVERMYER and Mrs. Earl PARTRIDGE, Rochester, and Mrs. Russell AILER, Atwood; twenty-one grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Mrs. Frank BALL, preceded her in death.
The body was taken from the Foster funeral home to the residence today.

Theresa Frances Mutchler
Mrs. Sam. S. [Theresa Frances] MUTCHLER, a pioneer resident of this city, died at 10 p.m. Monday night at Woodlawn hospital wher she had been a patient for the past eight days. Her death was caused by complications and followed an illness of several months' duration. Mrs. Mutchler had a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Theresa Frances [GOTTSCHALK] was born in Bucyrus O., on Feb. 2, 1867. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John GOTTSCHALK. On Feb. 3, 1885, she was united in marriage with Sam S. MUTCHLER in a ceremony pronounced in Rochester. The Mutchlers celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in February of 1935 at their home here, 1201 Bancroft avenue.
Mrs. Mutchler was a member of the Rochester Baptist church and of the Woman's Union of that church. She was organizer of the Orr School Community Girls club and was the first president of this community group.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl HILAND of Lansing, Mich.; a son, Howard MUTCHLER, of Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Ira BASTOW of this city; four brothers, William GOTTSCHALK of route 1, Rochester, Noah GOTTSCHALK of route 2, this city, Ed GOTTSCHALK of Kewanna and George GOTTSCHALK of Logansport; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Thursday at the Rochester Baptist church with Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body lies in state at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home where friends may call.

Allen Dille
Funeral services for Allen DILLE, 77, who died Monday in Woodlawn hospital, will be Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock n the Mentone Methodist church. Burial will take place in the Mentone Cemetery. Friends may call at the Reed funeral home in Mentone.
Mr. Dille, a lifelong citizen of Mentone, was a member of the Methodist church, and a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodgtes. He is survived by his wife, the former Marguerite MEREDITH.

Wednesday, August 27, 1947

Theresa Frances Mutchler
The body of Mrs. Sam [Theresa Frances] MUTCHLER, 80, who died Monday at Woodlawn hospital, will be taken from the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home to the First Baptist church at 1 p.m. Thursday where it will lie in state until time of the service.
Thursday, August 28, 1947

Viola Kirby
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola KIRBY, 67, who died Wednesday afternoon in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold - - - ? - - -, 1121 Monroe street, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise cemetery near Roann.
A resident of Akron most of her life, Mrs. Kirby had lived with her daughter here nearly a year.
The daughter of John and Ada WELLER, Mrs. Kirby was born Nov. 2, 1880, in Wabash county. Her husband, Noah KIRBY; to whom she was married in 1907, preceded her in death 32 years ago.
Survivors, besides the daughter, include a son, John [KIRBY], Laketon; a brother, Oscar WELLER, Chili; and four grandchildren.
The body is at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron where friends may call. The family reuests no flowers be sent.

P. M. Branson
Word has just been received here of the death of P. M. BRANSON, general agent for Cole Bros. Circus, which occurred at his home in Kansas City on Aug. 21. Death was the result of a blood clot on the heart. Mr. Branson was well known to circus people of this community. He is survived by his wife and a son. Burial was in Floral Hills cemetery, Kansas City.

Friday, August 29, 1947

Abbie Jane Mahler
Mrs. Abbie Jane MAHLER, 63, of Monterey, died Thursday in the Woodlawn hospital after a heart attack. She had been in poor health for six years.
She is the mother of Mrs. Gerald WALLE of this city.
Mrs. Mahler was born April 21, 1886, the daughter of George and Rosetta GUISE. She was married to Melvin E. MAHLER, who preceded her in death in January of 1945, on April 14, 1904 near Delong.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ellen WALTERS, South Bend, Mrs. Bernice WALLE, Rochester, and Mrs. Luther SCHEUER, Delong; two sons, Byron [MAHLER], Culver, and Harold MAHLER, Monterey, and one sister, Mrs. Clara HAINES, Redondo Beach, Calif.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday in the Monterey Methodist church with burial in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body was removed from the Fry & Lange funeral home, Winamac, to the home today.

Saturday, August 30, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, September 1, 1947

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 2, 1947

Clyde Albert Bick
The first polio death in the past few years of a Rochester citizen occurred at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning when Clyde Albert BICK, 16, died in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis.
The local youth, an employee of the Barnhart-Van Trump Co., became slightly ill Friday morning and returned to his home on West 12th street, near the city park. His condition became alarming Friday night and on Saturday morning he was removed to the Indianapolis hospital where every effort was made to combat the dreaded disease.
Clyde Albert, son of Luroy BICK, was born near Rochester on March 9, 1931. He attended the city schools and a few months ago accepted employment with the Barnhart-Van Trump Co. Clyde had a host of friends among the younger folk of the community.
Survivors are his parents, a sister, Evelyn [BICK] and a brother, Charles [BICK], both at home, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BICK of near Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Albert SMITH, of Macy, and several aunts and uncles of in or near Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral Home with Rev. C. J. COVERSTONE, of Elkhart, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Foster Funeral Home where friends may call.

Howard L. Alleman
Howard L. ALLEMAN, 61, former resident of Argos, died early Monday in the Central Hospial, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for a number of years. His death was attributed to complications.
Mr. Alleman taught music in Argos and Culver for several years and at one time had a class of students in Rochester. He had many friends throughout Marshall and Fulton county.
Howard Alleman was born in Argos on August 2, 1886, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William ALLEMAN. On May 18, 1917 he was married to Clara SCHILLING, of Culver. In addition to his musical instruction work, Mr. Alleman was mail carrier on a route out of Argos for several years. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the Argos Citizens Band and the IOOF lodge.
His wife is the sole survivor.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. Rev. Paul REISEN, of Lowell, Ind., will officiate and burial will be in he Culver cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Elza J. Blosser
[Elza J. BLOSSER], 70, died Monday evening in the Ewing Nursing Home after an illness of one and one-half years.
Born Feb. 25, 1877, at Kewanna, he was the son of William and Melissa YEAGER BLOSSER. A residet of Kewanna all his life, Mr. Blosser was a real estate dealer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Griffith RICE officiating. Burial will be in the [Kewanna] IOOF cemetery.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Cemeteries, Kewanna IOOF Cemetery, Union Twp.: Elza J. BLOSSER, father, 1878-1947; Vesta V. BLOSSER, mother, 1888-1932.]

Mary Arminda Heddleson
Mrs. Mary Arminda HEDDLESON, 89, was found dead at 6 a.m. Monday in her home south of Gilead.
The elderly woman, who lived alone, was found on the davenport by her neighbors who had to break the locks on the door to get in. She hadn't taken her mail in for two days.
Mrs. Heddleson was born April 4, 1858, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret FLITCRAFT. She had lived in her present home since 1892. She was the widow of John Michael HEDDLESON who died in 1934.
Mrs. Heddleson was a member of the Chili Methodist church.
Survivors include two half-sisters, Mrs. Fred LOTZ and Mrs. Althea GEIKE, Peru; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gilead Methodist church by the Rev. John KREIG, Denver. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home to the residence this evening.

William N. Nims and
Robert Dale Lincoln
Winamac, Ind., Sept. 2. - Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon for two Winamac youths who lost their lives early Sunday morning in a head-on collison of a light delivery truck and an automobile on highway No. 35 at Thornhope.
The victims are William N. NIMS, 17, son of Mrs. Edna NIMS and Robert Dale LINCOLN, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard LINCOLN.
Nims was the nephew of Mrs. Cecil E. GILGER, Rochester. Richard Conn, who was seriously injured, also is a nephew of Mrs. Gilger. Both boys have visited Rochester many times and are well-known among the younger people.
Still in a serious condition at the Carneal hospital is Ronald LOWRY, driver of the car in which Nims perished. Lowry suffered grave face and head injuries.
Others hurt were Richard Conn, 19; Kenneth Ash, 19, and Thomas POWERS, 20, all occupants of the Lowry car and David NIGHTINGALE and Donald BROWN, 22, of near Winamac. Lincoln was riding in the truck with Brown and Nigntingale. Brown was arrested following the tragic crash and charges are expected to be filed.
The crash is said to have occurred at 12:35 o'clock Sunday morning when the truck driven byBrown which was headed south attempted to pass another car, striking the Lowry automobile which was traveling north head-on. Lowry accompanied by Nims, Conn, Ash and Powers were returning to their homes in Winamac after spending Saturday night in Logansport.
Rites for the Nims boy will be held at 2 oclock this afternoon at the Fry Lange funeral home with Rev. Robert CROSBY officiating. Burial will be made in Winamac cemetery.

Thursday, September 4, 1947

Margaret M. Goss
Mrs. Margaret M. MYERS GOSS, 75, former Fulton county resident for many years, died at 7 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had suffered a stroke Wednesday evening at her home near West Township high school, west of Plymouth.
Mrs. Goss was born Nov. 2, 1871, in Ohio and lived in this vicinity until 17 years ago. On May 14, 1898, she was married to Obert F. GOSS, who survives. She was a member of the Plymouth Presbyterian church.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edna WILSON of Rochester; four sons, Raymond GOSS of Rochester; Byron GOSS of Los Angeles, Calif., and Virgil [GOSS] and Howard GOSS of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Jennie STIMMEL of Decatur; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Plymouth Presbyterian church, the Rev. V. L. GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here. Friends may call at the Danielson & Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth.

Friday, September 5, 1947

John L. Hansell
John L. HANSELL, 74, an invalid for six years, died Thursday night at his home in Kewanna.
A native of Medaryville, Mr. Hansell was born Dec. 21, 1872, the son of Elijah and Mary Ann ALDRICH HANSELL. He came to Kewanna 16 years ago. Mr. Hansell married Naomi G. ACPGEN [?] Jan. 22, 1908. He was a member of the Medaryville Methodist church.
Survivors include the wife and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be carried in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Alta Drake
Mrs. Alta DRAKE, 71, who had been in ill health the last two years, died this morning at her home at Argos. Death was caused by complications.
Born July 14, 1876, Mrs. Drake was a native Hoosier, the daughter of John and Sarah (MULLEN) MITCHELL. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving are a son, Merl DRAKE of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Frank TANNER of Plymouth and one grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

James Daugherty, Jr.
James DAUGHERTY, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James DAUGHERTY of 500 East Eighth street, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. He was born Monday.
The mother was the former Sarah ARNOLD. There are no other children in the family.
A short prayer service was held at 1 o'clock this afternoon in Foster Funeral home, the Rev. Robert W. WARD officiating. Burial was in Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, September 6, 1947

Everett W. Showalter
Funeral services for Everett W. "Mose" SHOWALTER, 49, well known business man of Akron who was found dead Friday afternoon in his home, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Cause of death was attributed to a heart attack.
He had been at the Akron fair serving in his capacity as special deputy when he told his wife, Sylvia [SHOWALTER], he felt ill and was going home. When she returned she found him dead in bed.
Mr. Showalter was born March 15, 1898, the son of James and Laura SHOWALTER. A life resident of Akron, he had operated the Eat-Rite cafe for several years after working with his brother, Harry, in a garage. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge of America.
Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Betty MARSHALL, North Manchester; one son, William [SHOWALTER], Dallas, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Opal WAECHTER, Akron, and Mrs. Mildred SWIHART, Three Rivers, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, three sisters, Edith [SHOWALTER], Ethel [SHOWALTER] and Vera [SHOWALTER], and a brother, Harry [SHOWALTER], preceded him in death.
The body will be removed from the Moyer & Haupert funeral home to the residence at 10 a.m. Sunday.
All Akron business houses will be closed from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Monday.

Mattie A. Carr
Last rites for Mrs. [Walter] Reuben [Mattie A.] CARR, 51, Rochester, who died Friday evening at the St. Joseph's hospital in Mishawaka, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
She had been ill two months.
[Mattie A. DUDGEON], the daughter of George and Harriet DUDGEON, Mrs. Carr was born Sept. 13, 1895 and was a lifelong resident of this city.
Survivors include the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Robert BRADLEY, Rochester, Mrs. Al WYATT, Mishawaka, and Miss Harriet CARR, at home; four sons, George [CARR], Mishawaka, Lewis [CARR], Indianapolis, Jay [CARR] and Deverle [CARR], at home, and several grandchildren.
The body will remain at the Foster Funeral Home.

Monday, September 8, 1947

Earl Luther Teeter
Earl Luther TEETER, 42, former resident of the Akron community, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in Woodstock, Ill., Sunday at 2:30 a.m. His home was in Chicago.
The son of Frank and Susie TEETER, Mr. Teeter was born in Miami county, Oct. 15, 1904, and lived on a farm south of Akron for a number of years prior to 1927, when he moved away. He was a salesman for the Feedmaster Company.
Survivors include his mother at Akron; a sister, Mrs. Esther SINGER of South Bend; three brothers, Cluster [TEETER] of North Manchester, Roy [TEETER] and Howard [TEETER] of Dayton, O.; a niece, Mrs. Rollin SMITH of North Manchester; and two nephews, Tommy [SINGER] and George SINGER of South Bend.
Funeral services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will preside and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Geneva Bell Murphey
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Bell MURPHEY, 47, who died Saturday in her home four and one-half miles northeast of Argos, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in the Bethel Methodist church by the Rev. P. M. MOORE. Burial was in the Bethel cemetery.
A resident of the Argos community for 22 years, [Geneva Bell REED] was born April 13, 1900 at Argos the daughter of Miller J. and Ida REED. She was married to Donald MURPHEY in 1919. They came to Argos from Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Bethel Methodist church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret FIFER, Warsaw; her mother, Mrs. Ida REED; three brothers, Arthur [REED] and Edwin [REED], at home, and Lewis [REED] of Argos, and one grandson.
The body was taken from the Grossman Funeral Home to the site of the services at 2 p.m.

Maude Sayger
Last rites for Maude SWIHART SAYGER, 61, Athens native who died in her Cleveland, O., home Thursday, were read today in the Elkhart Church of God by the Rev. George K. WHITE with burial in the Rice cemetery there.
She is survived by the husband, Walter [SAYGER]; two sons, Lawrence [SAYGER] and Ralph [SAYGER], Elkhart; a brother, Rex SWIHART, Elkhart, and three sisters, Mrs. John BARKMAN, Cleveland, and the Misses Blanche [SWIHART] and Mable SWIHART, Athens.

Tuesday, September 9, 1947

Martha Burdge
Mrs. Martha BURDGE, 82, life resident of Fulton county, died early today at 3:45 a.m. at her home on the Wabash road three miles southeast of Rochester, where she had lived the last 30 years.
Bedfast for five months, Mrs.Burdge had been in poor health the last four years. Death was caused by complications.
Mrs. Burdge was born June 7, 1865, near Marshtown, the daughter of John and Jane (BUNTON MULLINS. She was married at Kewanna, Jan. 5, 1887, to Anthony Wayne BURDGE, who died Nov. 13, 1936. She came to the Rochester vicinity from near Kewanna, and the last several years had lived with a daughter, Mrs. Earl WILSON. Mrs. Burdge was a member of the Mt. Zion club and St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors besides Mrs. Wilson include a son, Roy BURDGE of South Bend; two stepsons, Elmer BURDGE of Akron and Ira BURDGE of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Bertha McCROSKEY of Fulton; three brothers, Charles MULLINS of Fulton, John [MULLINS] and Schuyler MULLINS of Peru; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Burdge-Wilson farm home, the Rev. Robert W. WARD, pastor of St. Paul's church, officiating. Burial will be in the Bauman cemetery near Grass Creek. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until 9 a.m. Thursday, when the body will be taken to the residence.

Wednesday, September 10, 1947

[no obits]

Thursday, September 11, 1947

Sue Ellen Hoagland
Funeral services for Sue Ellen HOAGLAND, seven-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verl HOAGLAND of route 2, were conducted this afternoon at the Mt. Summit Methodist chapel near Tippecanoe. The Rev. Donald H. KOONTZ officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.
The baby, born July 23, died at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Surviving besides the parents is one sister, Lois Jean [HOAGLAND]. The mother is the former Virginia FRETZ.

Infant Brubaker
A prayer service will be conducted Friday afternoon for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude BRUBAKER, Jr., dead at birth at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving besides the parents, whose home is at 1407 1/2 Main street, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude BRUBAKER and Mr. and Mrs. Estel BEMENDERFER.
The Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS will officiate at the services, to be at Foster Funeral home, and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Friday, September 12, 1947

Valley Sheldon Weeks
Valley Sheldon WEEKS, 68, retired baker who lived at Akron the last 24 years, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Logansport state hospital after more than a year's illness. Death was the result of coronary thrombosis. He was taken to the hospital Monday.
A native of North Manchester, Mr. Weeks was born Oct. 28, 1879, to Asa and Martha (KITSON) WEEKS. He married Marie (RUDISEL] Oct. 21, 1908. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Akron chapter of the Order of Eastern star, the North Manchester Masonic Blue lodge, the Rochester Royal Arch Masonic order and the Warsaw commandery of the Knights Templar. He also was an honorary member of the Akron Blue lodge.
Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mary SCOTT of Elwood; a son, Shelton WEEKS of Akron; a brother, Earl WEEKS of Huntington; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the residence in Akron Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the Moyer & Haupert funeral home in Akron until 10 a.m. Saturday, when the body will be taken to the residence.

Sue Ellen Hoagland
The body of Sue Ellen HOAGLAND, seven-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verl HOAGLAND, R.R. 2, Rochester, was taken to the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home following her death at the rural residence. Services were conducted Thursday aftrnoon in the Mt. Summit Methodist chapel near Tippecanoe.

Infant Brubaker
Prayer services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude BRUBAKER, Jr., was held Thursday afternoon at the Foster funeral home, followed by burial in the IOOF cemetery. It was incorrectly stated in Thursday's issue of The News-Sentinel that the service would be today.

Minot Bruce
Funeral services for Mrs. Minot BRUCE who died Wednesday evening at her home at Rensselaer will be Saturday.
Mr. Bruce, who survives, formerly resided near Bruce Lake and is an uncle of Mrs. Pauline JACKSON and Robert E. COOK of Rochester.

Saturday, September 13, 1947

Lulu Ione Romig
Mrs. Jesse [Lulu Ione] ROMIG, 60, life resident of Fulton county, died today at 7 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill a week, and death was caused by complications. Her home was in the Burton community.
The daughter of Oliver and Sarah BORD[E]N, Lulu Ione BORDEN was born July 15, 1897. On Aug. 20, 1916, she was married to Jesse ROMIG, who survives. She was a member of the Rochestr Christian church and the Burton Home Economics club.
Other survivors are a son, Jack [ROMIG], at home; two daughters, Miss Kathleen ROMIG and Mrs. Mary HILLARY of Warsaw; the father, Oliver BORDON, of the Burton community; a brother, Joe BORDEN of Logansport; and three sisters, Mrs. Edith CLAYBURN of Talma, Mrs. Pauline DUNTON of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Mrs. Chloe SHIVELY of the Bethlehem community.
The body is at the Foster funeral home pending arrangements.

Margaret Lucille Click
Margaret Lucille [CLICK], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon CLICK, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 2 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. The child was one day old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Kline funeral home at Denver with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in Akron.
Survivors, besides the parents, include a sister, Carl Jean [CLICK]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. CLICK, rural route, Denver, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Akron.

Artis D. Miller
Artis D. MILLER, 37, Detroit truck driver who formerly lived in the Akron community, died Thursday in Constantine, Mich., of a heart attack suffered in White Pigeon, Mich.
The son of Roy and Ethel MILLER, he was born at Brook, Ind., July 10, 1910. He was a veteran of three and one-half years duty in the Pacific.
Survivors, include the mother, who makes her home with another son, Roswell [MILLER], at Wabash, and a sister, Mrs. Thelma McPHERESON of LaPorte.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.

Monday, September 15, 1947

Elizabeth Ann Jump
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann JUMP, 74, Kewanna resident, died early Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William BELCHER, R.R. 4, Rochester, after an illness of several years.
Born May 5, 1873, at Ada, O., [Elizabeth Ann TIMMONS] was the daugher of Abraham and Mary TIMMONS. She was a member of the Star City Methodist church. [She] was married to William JUMP Oct. 9, 1897, and they moved to Kewanna from Star City nine years ago.
Surviving, besides the husband and daughter, are a sister, Mrs. Jesse CHARTERS; a half-sister, Lela MARSH, Pulaski; and a brother, Abe TIMMONS, Denver, Colo.; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Prairie Grove church in Union township by the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery in Kewanna. The body is at the Fry Lang funeral home in Winamac.

Tuesday, September 16, 1947

Rose Mae Brown
Mrs. Ora CASTLE has retuned from South Bend where on Sunday afternoon she attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Rose Mae BROWN, 61, who died Friday in Memorial hospital of that city. She had been in ill health for 14 years.
Mrs. Brown was born in Rochester, July 23, 1886, and had lived in South Bend for the last 25 years. As Miss Rose Mae BELDERMAN she married Cassius Homer BROWN in Rochester.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, and seven daughters.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the First Baptist church, Rochester.

Wednesday, September 17, 1947 to Thursday, September 18, 1947

[no obits]

Friday, September 19, 1947

Peter O. Miller
Last rites for Peter O. MILLER, 67, of near Fulton, who died Thursday after an illness of nine months, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grass Creek Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Mr. CHAMBERS, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
A life resident of the Fulton and Grass Creek communities, Mr. Miller was born Jan. 22, 1880, at Grass Creek the son of Michael and Mary E. MILLER. He married Catherine EMERSON March 7, 1912. He was a member of the IOOF lodge at Kewanna.
He is survived by the wife, a brother, Alva [MILLER], Lucerne; three sisters, Mrs. Della GARBERSON, Sydney, O.; Mrs. Ethel HUDKINS, Peru, and Mrs. Pearl HAROLD, Grass Creek.
The body was taken to the residence from the Ditmire funeral home today.

Ella Janet Hudkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Janet HUDKINS, 39, Rochester, who died Thursday afternoon at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis from spinal meningitis, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with burial in the IOOF cemetery. The Rev. B. G. THOMAS will officiate.
She was taken to Indianapolis Saturday and it was thought she was suffering from polio; however a later examination revealed it to be meningitis.
Born May 18, 1909 in Augusta, Ga., Mrs. Hudkins had lived in Rochester 18 years and was an employee of the Rochester Laundry. She was married to Daniel "Runt" HUDKINS, Rochester, Nov. 16, 1930. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors, besides the husband, are twelve nieces and nephews.

Mary H. Ellis
Mrs. Mary H. ELLIS, 82, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at her home a half mile south of Argos following several months illness. She had been a resident of the Argos community since 1915 coming there from Rochester.
Mary H. [BORTON], daugher of Linus and Margaret BORTON was born Aug. 9, 1865 at Mentone, Ind. She was married to Robert ELLIS on Aug. 21, 1884. He died in 1922. Mrs. Ellis was a member of the Argos Church of God.
Survivors are five sons, Elmer [ELLIS], of Hutchinson, Kans.; Linus [ELLIS], of South Whitley; Robert [ELLIS] of Culver; Jessie [ELLIS] of Logansport; Amafa [ELLIS] of Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Murrie CROWEL, of South Bend, Margaret [ELLIS] at home; a sister, Mrs. Amanda EATON, of Mentone; three half-brothers, Ira [BORTON], Linus [BORTON] and Austin [BORTON], all of Mentone; sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery there. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Saturday, September 20, 1947

James Hutchinson
James HUTCHINSON, 33, formerly of Rochester and a brother of Mrs. Claude KINDIG, R.R. 2, Rochester, was killed Thursday in New Mexico according to word received by relatives here.
At the time of the accident, Mr. Hutchinson was traveling to Yuma, Ariz., to visit his brother, H. K. HUTCHINSON, who is seriously ill.
Details of the accident were not received.
His mother, Mrs. Sally HUTCHINSON of Rochester, is visiting in Yuma. Mrs. Kindig left Friday to attend the services, which will be held there.

Monday, September 22, 1947

Larry David Beam
A prayer service was conducted today at 4 p.m. in the Grossman Funeral Home for Larry David BEAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence BEAM, Plymouth, who died at birth in the Kelly hospital at Argos today.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Ernest TREBER, Argos, and burial was in New Oakhill cemetery, Plymouth.
Surviving besides the parents, are Mr. and Mrs. Edward BEAM, Plymouth, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart POMROY, Plymouth.

Tuesday, September 23, 1947

Frank McQuern
Rochester relatives late yesterday received word of the death of Frank McQUERN, 70, former resident, which occurred at his home in Springfield, Ill.
Mr. McQuern was a brother of Mrs. William ZELLER, east of Rochester. Mrs. Zeller and Mr. and Mrs. Lester ZELLER left today for Springfield where they will attend the final rites.

Wednesday, September 24, 1947

James A. House
Funeral services for James A. HOUSE, 86, who died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ewing Nursing Home here, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home with the Rev. Benjamin G. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in Harrison cemetery north of Mentone.
Mr. House had been ill seven weeks.
Born Oct. 18, 1860, in Benton Ridge O., he was the son of James H. and Rose Ann DAVIS HOUSE. A retired assistant yardmaster of the Pennsylvania railroad in Chicago, he was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Elks lodge, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Chicago.
Mr. House married Mary E. STINSON in 1877.
Survivors include a son, Claude E. HOUSE, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Maude WELCHES, of California; two grandchildren, Harold WELCHES and J. D. HOUSE, of Chicago three nieces, Mrs. J. D. EWING and Mrs. Adeline MEREDITH, Rochester, and Mrs. C. O. BLUE, Miami county; a nephew, Scott BOGGES, near Peru. Six brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
The body will remain at the funeral home until the time of service.

Thursday, September 25, 1947 to Friday, September 26, 1947

[no obits]

Saturday, September 27, 1947

Edward J. Day
Edward J. DAY, 86, Star City, died at 9 p.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert McLochlin, Star City, after an illness of two weeks.
He was born Jan. 25, 1861, near Kewanna, the son of Henry and Ann CAPNER DAY. A retired farmer and a resident of Fulton county practically all his life Mr. Day was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church in Rochester. He married Ida McKITRICH DAY April 30, 1887. She preceded him in death in 1935.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lee CRISPEN, Macy; Mrs. Albert McLOCHLIN, Star City; Mrs. Frank HILDEBRANDT, South Bend, and Mrs. Arthur RINKER, South Bend; two sons, Fred [DAY], Star City, and Cecil [DAY], Sturgis, Mich.; three brothers, John [DAY], Arcadia; F. B. DAY, Lebanon, and Albert DAY, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. William COLEMAN, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A grandson, Raymond McCROSKEY, was raised by the Day family.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the St. Paul's E.U.B. church here with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens' cemetery.
The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Crispen, one and one-half miles west of Macy this afternoon from the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral home.

Estella Mary Fernbaugh
Mrs. Estella Mary [DAVIS] CARPENTER McGREW FERNBAUGH, 69, died today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest ROHRIG, four and one-half miles north of Argos after an illness of six months.
Born in Union township in Marshall county July 22, 1878, Mrs. Fernbaugh was the daughter of C. D. and Nancy DAVIS. She was married three times with each of her husbands preceding her in death. In 1895 she was married to David CARPENTER who died in 1929; she was married to C. C. McGREW in 1933 who died in 1944, and she was married to William FERNBAUGH in 1946 who died in 1947. She was a life resident of the Argos community.
Surviving, besides the daughter, are three brothers, J. H. DAVIS, Culver, L. L. DAVIS, Bountiful, Utah, and Eddie DAVIS, Ardmore, Okla.; and two grandchildren.
Two daughters, Blanche [CARPENTER] and Olga [CARPENTER] and two brothers Elta [DAVIS] and Jesse [DAVIS] preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted in the Poplar Grove church at 2:30 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Mr. WACHNITZ, pastor of the Culver Evangelical United Brethren church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body was taken from the Grossman Funeral home in Argos today to the Rohrig residence where friends may call.

Monday, September 29, 1947

Elmer Edward Cox
Funeral services for Elmer Edward COX, 79, who died at 4 p.m. Saturday at his home in Akron, will be at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday in the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating.
Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
He had been ill three weeks. His wife, Rosa, found him suffering from a stroke a half-hour before he died.
A resident of Akron two years, Mr. Cox was born Aug. 1, 1868 near Mexico. He moved to Akron from Macy where he was a carpenter. He later married Rose HATTERY SHRIVER in 1937.
Survivors include the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth McCLAUGHLIN, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Pearl WIGGINS, Frankton, and Mrs. Maude NUTT, Rochester; one step-son, Guy MOORE, Peru, and eight grandchildren.

Alice Densmore
Mrs. Alice DENSMORE, 92, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at the home of her son, Harry [DENSMORE], who lives seven miles southwest of Argos. She suffered a fractured hip six weeks ago.
Born [Alice WILSON] Jan. 20, 1855, in Pulaski county, Mrs. Densmore was the daugher of John and Nancy WARD WILSON. Her husband preceded her in death. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist curch.
Survivors, besides the son, include a daughter, Mrs. Fern WOOD, Nappanee; one brother, Edgar WILSON, Santa Ana, Calif.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Poplar Grove church by the Rev. Edmund WOORLEY with burial in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends and relatives may call at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos until 10 a.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the residence.

Henry Herman Steininger
Services for Henry Herman STEININGER, seven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin STEININGER who live one mile east of Fulton, were held today in the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery at Akron.
The child died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. He was born Feb. 19, 1947, the son of Calvin and Alice STEININGER.
Survivors, besides the parents,include two brothers, and two sisters.

Tuesday, September 30, 1947

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 1, 1947

George Edward Waddups
A heart attack at 3:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon while at work was fatal to George Edward WADDUPS, 60, of Grass Creek.
Death occurred at the new refrigertion plant in Logansport, where he has been working as a brick mason.
Born February 5, 1887, in Indiana, he was the son of Thomas and Eliza ABBOTT WADDUPS.
He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church at Grass Creek and the Masonic lodge at Kewanna.
Survivors are the wife, Sadie [WADDUPS]; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth THOMAS, South Bend; Mrs. Mary MURRAY, Bremen; one son, George Edward WADDUPS, Jr., South Bend; two grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters, Arthur [WADDUPS] and Thomas [WADDUPS], Logansport, Charles [WADDUPS], Grass Creek; Mrs. Margaret TRUAX, Mrs. Harriet WEIDNER, Mrs. Pearl EICHENSEHR, all of Logansport, Mrs. Agnes WARREN, Chicago.
Sevices will be Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical United Brethren church, Grass Creek, with the Reverend John CHAMBERS officiating. Burial will be in Grass Creek cemetery. The Masonic lodge of Kewanna will have services.

H. C. Wiley
Mrs. Ed GILLILAND has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, H. C. WILEY, which occurred Friday evening at his home in Toledo, Ohio. Funeral services and burial were in Toledo, Monday. Mrs. Wiley was formerly Miss Leona WELSH, daughter of Mrs. Minnie ERVIN, of this city.

Thursday, October 2, 1947

Amanda Belle Enoch
Mrs. Amanda Belle ENOCH, 82, was found dead in the kitchen of her home 919 Pontiac street Wednesday around midnight by her neighbor, Postmaster Dow HAIMBAUGH. She is believed to have suffered a heart attack while she was in the act of lighting the oven of the kitchen range.
The Haimbaughs stated Mrs. Enoch had made a visit to their home shortly after 7 p.m. yesterday and in leaving stated she was going home to retire. In cool weather, she was known to have always heated a stone in the oven which she took to bed to break the chill. The stone was found in the oven and the gas jet was partly open but had not been lighted. Dr. Dale BERKEBILE, acting coroner, said that death was due to accidental asphyxiation.
Mrs. Enoch, who had resided alone at her home since the death of her husband in 1938, had written her own obituary and had given it to her neighbors for publication upon her death. This follows:
"Amanda Belle Enoch was born in Vermillion county, Illinois, June 9, 1865. She was the daugher of George and Catherine REEDER. When she was three months old her mother died and she was taken to Shelby county, Indiana, and was raised and adopted by an uncle, Martin FOREMAN and wife. She took care of them both in their declining years. At the age of 13 she joined the English Lutheran church near Edinburg, Ind. When she was 20 years of age she began teaching school, which vocation she followed for four years. In 1892 she was united in marriage with James M. ENOCH of Carroll county, Indiana. To this union a son and a daughter were born; both preceded her in death. Her husband also passed away May 18, 1938.
"They took an orphaned niece at the age of nine and kept her until she was 21. She was very near to them. Belle Enoch was the last of a large family. A half-sister in Illinois, a few cousins and several nephews and nieces survive her.
"Twelve years of her married life were spent near Edinburg, where she was raised. From here in 1904 they moved to Rochester, Ind. Soon after, she, her husband, and daughter Merie [ENOCH] joined the Methodist church by letter from the Lutheran church near Edinburg."
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Frank BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Reubin Squires
Reubin SQUIRES, 70, died at 9:45 a.m. today at his home on Wallace avenue after an illness of ten years.
A life resident of Rochester, Mr. Squires was born Nov. 4, 1876, the son of Austin and Mary SQUIRES. He married Mary TALLEY who survives. He was a laborer.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two sons, Glen [SQUIRES], Rochester, and Arthur [SQUIRES], Logansport; four step-children, Miss Ada BLESSING, Rochester, Mrs. Mabel LIMBAUGH, Little Rock, Ark., Miss Loyal BLESSING, Rocheter, and Miss Gale BLESSING, Calif.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Fred [YEAZEL] officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home until the time of service.

Mrs. H. J. Schnadinger
The Rev. and Mrs. Harry J. BAILEY and family have returned from North Vernon, Ind., where on Tuesday afternoon they attended the final rites for Rev. Bailey's mother, Mrs. H. J. SCHNADINGER. The services were held in the Freedom Baptist church, route 2, North Vernon, and interment was made in the Vernon cemetery.

Edward Crow
Services for Edward CROW, 67, a retired painter who died at 10 a.m. Wednesday near Royal Center, will be at 10 a.m. at the Harrison Funeral home in Kewanna with burial in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester.
He was born at Lafayette in 1880 and has no known survivors.

Friday, October 3, 1947

Lola May Parker
Mrs. Lola May PARKER, 80, died at 8 a.m. today in her home at 208 Erie avenue after an illness of one year.
She was born April 8,1867, in Leachburg, Pa., and came here in 1928 from Marion, O. She [Lola May JACK] was the daughter of John and Clementine JACK. A housewife, Mrs. Parker was twice married. Her first marriage was to George PARK on Feb. 9, 1886, and he died in 1924. She was married again to William PARKER on Jan 28, 1928, who died in 1938.
Mrs. Parker is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harold COUTS, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Harry CORWIN, Nashwauk, Minn., and Mrs. Bert NABOR, North Wilkesboro, N.C.; a step-son, Russell PARKER, Rochester; four sisters, eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral services are pending but will be carried in Saturday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thomas Hendricks Hopper
Funeral services for Thomas Hendricks HOPPER, 72, father of Alfred HOPPER, Rochester, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Brethren church in Logansport.
Mr. Hopper died Thursday evening in his Logansport home after a brief illness. He was well known in Rochester and lived in Tippecanoe for several years.
A retired city employee, he was born Jan. 3, 1875, in Miami county, and was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth BUSHFIELD HOPPER. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren. He is survived by the wife, Bertha [HOPPER]; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. LEECE, Alto, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body is at the McCloskey-Hamilton funeral home in Logansport.

Leora Bodey
Mrs. Leora BODEY, 69, who lives four miles south of Argos, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the Peru Nursing home after an illness of 18 months.
A life resident of Argos, she was born Nov. 18, 1877, the daughter of Henry and Caroline SNYDER. She was married to Harry BODEY Dec. 31, 1899, and he preceded her in death in 1934.
She is survived by three sons, Clifton [BODEY], Culver, Elton [BODEY], Peru, and Herman [BODEY], Argos; six brothers, Ellsworth [SNYDER], George [SNYDER] and Benjamin SNYDER, Argos, Simon [SNYDER] Tippecanoe, Russell [SNYDER], Holtsville, and Drew SNYDER of Texas; one sister, Mrs. Minnie ZEHNER, Argos, and three grandchildren.
A daughter, Ruth [BODEY], died in infancy, and another daughter, Mrs. Dorothy McGOWAN, died in 1931.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos by the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Mrs. Allen Ruple
Funeral services for Mrs. Allen RUPLE, 75, who died Thursday at the Ewing Nursing Home after an illness of 18 months, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist church in Leesburg with burial in Leesburg.
Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Before entering the nursing home, Mrs. Ruple made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Harold REMY, 1020 South Pontiac street.
Survivors, besides the daughter, include the husband, a son, Charles [RUPLE] of Decatur, Mich; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Bilby Funeral Home in Warsaw.

Edward Taylor
Edward TAYLOR, 80, former laborer, died Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock at the county infirmary, south of this city. Death followed a two weeks' illness from complications.
Mr. Taylor was born in 1867 at Grand Rapids, Mich., and had been a resident of this city for the past seven years. His parents were Edward and Marietta TAYLOR. No survivors are known here.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, October 4, 1947

Harold Victor Watts
Harold Victor WATTS, 22-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse WATTS, died Friday morning at their home in Martin, Ky., after an illness of two days.
The child is survived the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor RAILSBACK, Argos; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WATTS, Lidon, Ky.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos by the Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor of the Argos Methodist church. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Lola May Parker
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola May PARKER, 80, who died early Friday morning at her home here, will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home by the Rev. L. E. POWELL. Burial will be in Marion cemetery, Marion, Ohio.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.
In listing the survivors, the name of her only son, Lyman PARK, Mattoon, Ill., was omitted.

Howard Neff
Mrs. Henry OWEN, route 2, Rochester received word Friday of the unexpected death of her uncle, Howard NEFF, which occurred Thursday at his home, Williamsport, Pa. He was a brother of the late Hiram NEFF, of near Rochester, and had often visited here. Funeral services were held at Williamsport today.

Monday, October 6, 1947

Ardella Singpiel
Mrs. Ardella SINGPIEL, 44, well-known Akron resident, died at 8:15 Sunday evening at her home after an illness of two years.
Cause of death was cancer and the deceased had been bed-ridden for four months.
Born [Ardella FREMOUW] Feb. 22, 1903, in Northfield, Minn., Mrs. Singpiel was the daughter of Frank and Louella FREMOUW, Cloquet, Minn. An Akron resident for 20 years, Mrs. Singpiel spent her early life in Northfield and Cloquet, Minn., and on Sept. 29, 1927, was married to Conrad SINGPIEL.
She was a postoffice clerk in Akron one year but her illness forced her to retire. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Akron Mothers Study Club, the Pinochle Club, and the Akron Home Economics Club.
Survivors, besides the husband and parents, include three daughters, Mary Lou [SINGPIEL], in nurses training at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Connie Jo [SINGPIEL] and Frankie [SINGPIEL], Akron; one son, Stanley [SINGPIEL]; and one sister Gladys FREMOUW, Cloquet, Minn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until noon Wednesday when it will be removed to the church.

Barbara Ellen Agster
Services for Mrs. Barbara Ellen AGSTER, 89, life resident of Fulton county who died at her home at 426 Jefferson street Sunday, will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS officiating. The body will be interred in the Rochester mausoleum.
Mrs. Agster had been in ill health since February of 1946.
A native of Richland township, [Barbara Ellen JOHNSON] was born Nov. 2, 1857, the daughter of John and Mary OVERMYER JOHNSON. She was married to Fred AGSTER in 1879. He preceded her in death in 1946.
Mrs. Agster had lived in Rochester since 1899 after moving here from Aubbeenaubbee township. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church and was a charter member of the Victoria Reading Circle.
Survivors include one son, Horatio [AGSTER], Harrisburg, Pa.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Agster was the youngest of a family of seven.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home until one hour before the service. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Rebecca Ann DuBois
Services for Mrs. Rebecca Ann DuBOIS, 54, Kewanna native who died at her home in South Bend Friday, were conducted Sunday in South Bend.
She was born in Kewanna Oct. 5, 1893, and moved from Rochster to South Bend 20 years ago. Mrs. DuBois was a member of the First Baptist church of Kewanna.

Emerson Schall
Last rites for Emerson SCHALL, 66, Rochester, who died at Woodlawn hospital Saturday night, were held today in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial was in the Citizens cemetery.
Mr. Schall, who made his home with his granddaughter, Miss Joanne HURTZ, at 703 Tenth street, had been ill one year.
A life resident of this city, he was born March 21, 1881.
Survivors, besides the granddaughter, include a step-son, Otto HUNTER, Rochester; three step-daughters, Mrs. Opal MILLER, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Floral QUINN, Andrews, and Mrs. Audrey O'CONNELL, Lafayette; three brothers, William [SCHALL], Culver, Lewis [SCHALL], and Al [SCHALL], South Bend; and one sister, Mrs. Edna LEWIS, Leiters Ford.

Martha Robbins
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha ROBBINS, 82, Akron, who died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Miss Elsie ROBBINS, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
Mrs. Robbins had been ill for two years and bedfast for nine weeks.
[Martha BURNS], born June 25, 1865, in Akron, she was the daughter of John and Sarah BURNS. She was married to John A. ROBBINS July 23, 1885. Her husband preceded her in death in 1924. Mrs. Robbins lived the early part of her life in Akron and then went to Elkhart. She returned to Akron five and one-half years ago where she was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Orval MOORE, Akron, Mrs. Cleo ANDERSON, Eugene, Ore., Mrs. Bertha CARROTHERS, Walkerton, Miss Elsie ROBBINS, Akron; five sons, Jeff [ROBBINS] and Omer [ROBBINS], Elkhart, Ralph [ROBBINS], Circle, Mont., Paul [ROBBINS], Carson City, Nev., and Earl [ROBBINS], Sturgis, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Flora SMITH, Akron; nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Tuesday October 7, 1947 to Thursday, October 9, 1947

[no obits]

Friday, October 10, 1947

Lester Henry Carr
Lester Henry CARR, 39, 806 East 12th street, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Carr recently underwent surgery for stomach ulcers. He had been ill three weeks.
Born Dec. 4, 1907, in Rochester, he was the son of Jess CARR and Ida LIGHTFOOT. Mr. Carr was a moulder in a foundry at Logansport and was a member of the Moose lodge in Logansport and the Eagles lodge in Rochester. He married Effie BURKETT Sept. 21, 1927 at Knox.
He is survived by the wife and four children, Hilda [CARR], Marion [CARR], Roland [CARR] and Lester [CARR], Jr.; one brother, Milo CARR, Urbana; one niece, and one nephew.
A stepfather, William LIGHTFOOT, Rochester, also survives.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester Church of God with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Carr was taken to his home late this afternoon from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, October 11, 1947

Henry Wideman
Henry WIDEMAN, 87, a bachelor, residing four miles northwest of Akron, died at 11:45 Friday night at the Yocum Nursing Home, Rochester. His death was attributed to complications from which he had suffered for several weeks.
Mr. Wideman was a life long resident of Fulton county. His parents were Joseph and Barbara WIDEMAN. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. A brother, James WIDEMAN, is the sole survivor.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Moyer and Haupert Funeral Home. Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and interment will be in the Nichols cemetery, north of Akron.

Monday, October 13, 1947

Dora Pyle
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora PYLE, 81, who died Saturday afternoon in the Nellans Nursing home at Fulton, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Rank R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Pyle had been ill 11 months.
[Dora ROBBINS], the daugter of Cyrus H. and Sarah C. ROBBINS, Mrs. Pyle was born in March, 1866, in Fulton county. Her husband, Stephen [PYLE] preceded her in death in 1927. Mrs. Pyle was a member of the Grace Methodist church of this city.
Survivors include two brothers, Charles ROBBINS, Rochester, and Roy ROBBINS, Miami; two sisters, Mrs. Bert COLE, Rochester.

Acie Burton
Acie BURTON, 71, a resident of the county infirmary for several years, died at 8 p.m. Sunday.
There are no known survivors on record of Mr. Burton's past activities.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin G. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.

Tuesday, October 14, 1947

William N. Hendrickson
Oren M. HENDRICKSON was called to South Bend today on account of the death of his brother, William N. HENDRICKSON, which occurred at 9:15 a.m. today.
Mr. Hendrickson was born in Fulton county on Sept. 14, 1871. He was married to Myrtle COOK on Oct. 19, 1892. For a short period he was engaged in the lumber business here with his brother and then moved to South Bend where he worked in the Oliver plant until his retirement a few years ago.
He is survived by four sons; three daughters; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John B. SWARTWOOD of Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Joe BARNETT, of this city, and his brother, O. M. HENDRICKSON. Three children preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, October 15, 1947

Larry Joe Knight
Services for Larry Joe KNIGHT, five-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest KNIGHT, Rochester, who died of suffocation Tuesday, were held today in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial was in the Citizens cemetery.
The infant was found dead in bed.
The child's mother is the former Mary CUNNINGHAM.
Survivors, besides the parents, include a brother, Ernest [KNIGHT], and a sister, Frances [KNIGHT], and the grandparents.

Thursday, October 16, 1947

William N. Hendrickson
Funeral services for William N. HENDRICKSON, former Fulton county resident, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the River Park Methodist church, South Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Oren M. HENDRICKSON of this city will attend the services.

Friday, October 17, 1947

[no obits]

Saturday, October 18, 1947

Sophia Pauline Sherman
Mrs. Sophia Pauline SHERMAN, 71, died at 7 p.m. Friday in the Kelly Hospital at Argos following a stroke of apoplexy.
She had been hospitalized five days.
Born Sept. 7, 1876, in St. Joseph county, Mrs. Sherman was [Sophia Pauline RADER] the daughter of Adam and Mary RADER. She was married to Ben SHERMAN in 1905 at Argos. He preceded her in death in 1940.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elmer IRWIN, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Charles BOLIN, Argos; two grandsons and two great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Mildred TREBER officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Susan Armstrong
Mrs. Susan ARMSTRONG, 92, died at 9 p.m. Friday in her home at Grass Creek.
Born [Susan HIZER] Nov. 9, 1854, Mrs. Armstrong was the daughter of Alfred and Lucinda HIZER. Her husband, Andrew ARMSTRONG, died 20 years ago. A life resident of Fulton county, she was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Survivors include a son, Alfred J. [ARMSTRONG], Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel M. ROSTE, Plainfield; three brothers, Joe [HIZER], Nathan [HIZER] and John HIZER, all of Grass Creek; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Catherine Powers
Mrs. Catherine POWERS, 75, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reason EATON, in Culver today.
Mrs. Powers is survived ty two daughters and a son.
The body is at the Grossman funeral home in Argos pending funeral arrangement.

Monday, October 20, 1947

Mary See
Last rites for Mrs. Mary SEE, 78, who died Saturday evening at her home in Macy after an illness of one year, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence with burial in Plainview cemetery at Macy.
A native of Miami county, Mrs. See was born [Mary TROUT] Nov. 28, 1868, the daughter of William and Adelaide TROUT. She was married to Sylvanis SEE in 1866 [sic]. He preceded her in death in 1928. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Survivors include three sons, Emerson [SEE] Plentywood, Mont., Howard [SEE] and Don [SEE], Macy; four daughters, Mrs. Goldie AMBLER, Rochester, Mrs. Jennie HURST, Mexico, Mrs. Sylvia BEECHER, Logansport, and Mrs. Georgia SCHOEN, Macy; three brothers, Wilson [TROUT] of Rochester, Ralph [TROUT] of Indianapolis and Lyman [TROUT] of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie SHAFER, South Bend, and Mrs. Ollie KOTTERMAN, Macy; nineteen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton where friends may call.

Catherine Powers
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine POWERS, 84, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reason Eaton, R.R. 1, Culver, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Richland Center church with the Rev. Mrs. Holman BRUNER officiating. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery.
Mrs. Powers had been ill several months. Her residence was three miles southwest of Argos.
Born [Catherine CAMP] April 16, 1863, in Henry township, the daughter of Henry and Melissa CAMP, Mrs. Powers was a member of the Jordan Baptist church. She was married to Isaac POWERS Sept. 27, 1883. He preceded her in death March 1, 1930.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ethel EATON, Sharpsville, and Mrs. Reason EATON, Culver; one son, Reuben POWERS, Argos, fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren.
The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home in Argos where friends may call until the hour of the service.

Tuesday, October 21, 1947

Robert C. Carter
Garland CARTER has received word of the death of his father, Robert C. CARTER, in Pikeville, Ky. Garland Carter married the former Pearl SPOHN of this city.

Ella Barr
Miss Ella BARR, 83, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday in her home at Goshen after an illness of three months.
Born in Argos Aug. 16, 1864, Miss Barr had spent most of her life in and around that community. She was the daughter of Dr. L. and Mahalia ELLIS BARR. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Mrs. Barr is survived by eigteen nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Umbaugh funeral home by the Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor of the Methodist church at Argos. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery there.

Wednesday, October 22, 1947

[no obits]

Thursday, October 23, 1947

Merl Durbin
Mrs. Joseph LITTLE, Rochester, was taken to Crown Point Wednesday where she was called by the death of her brother, Merl DURBIN, 76.
Mr. Durbin had held many county offices in Lake county and at the time of his death was janitor at the Crown Point high school.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crown Point with burial there.

Friday, October 24, 1947

Clarence Eber
Clarence EBER, 70, died at 9:30 a.m. today at his home at 514 East Eighth street after an illness of three years.
A life resident of Fulton county, Mr. Eber was born in 1877 the son of Phillip and Elizabeth EBER. He was a carpenter.
Survivors include the wife, Letha [EBER]; three daughters, Mrs. Oren MATHIAS, Rochester, Mrs. Leonard STEININGER, Owosso, Mich., and Mrs. Ray WALLACE, Argos; a son, Burl [EBER], Kewanna; four brothers, George [EBER], Alberta, Canada; Alvin [EBER], Aura, Wis.; John [EBER], Akron; and Homer [EBER], Marion, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Clara HATFIELD, Akron, Mrs. Bertha DRUDGE, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Tressie SCHRADER, Roann; and four grandchildren.
Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home but will be returned to the residence this evening.
Funeral services for Mr. Eber will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of God with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Foster funeral home to the residence this evening.

Ida Arvilla Clay
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Arvilla CLAY, 73, who died Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John WALTZ, in Richland township, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Ill three years because of a heart ailment, Mrs. Clay was born [Ida Arvilla FERTIG] on Christmas Day in 1873 in Marshall county. A resident of Fulton county for 50 years, she was the wife of William A. CLAY. Mrs. Clay was a member of the W. B. S. Lodge here.
Survivors, besides the daughter, include a son, Edgar W. CLAY, Rochester; three brothers, Harry FERTIG, Fort Wayne; Floyd [FERTIG], Plymouth, Ed [FERTIG], California; a sister, Mrs. Grace SHELTON, California; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Mollie Pyle
Last rites for Mrs. Mollie PYLE, 77, Rochester, who died Thursday night at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two years, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the residence at 1222 Franklin street with the Rev. Benjamin G. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Born [Mollie KIRKENDALL] in 1870 the daughter of Nelson and Catherine KIRKENDALL, Mrs. Pyle was married to Charles PYLE 58 years ago. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors include the husband; two sons, Donald [PYLE], Rochester, and Robert [PYLE], Fort Wayne, and one grandson. A son, Emerson [PYLE], preceded her in death.
The body will be returned to the residence from the Foster funeral home Saturday forenoon.

Tom McGurk
Tom McGURK, 85, former Kewanna resident, died at the Fulton county home Thursday afternoon.
The son of Bernard and Mary CRUMLEY McGURK, he was born April 16, 1862, in Cincinnati, O.
He is survived by a sister and a brother who live in Cincinnati.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna pending funeral arrangements.

Saturday, October 25, 1947

Beth Kern
Mrs. Beth KERN, 19, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9:05 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent's hospital in Indianapolis as a result of a liver ailment. She had been ill one and one-half years and was in the hospital two weeks.
Born [Beth QUACKENBUSH] July 23, 1928, in Hammond, Mrs. Kern was the daughter of Charles and Eva PAINTER QUACKENBUSH. She came here from Hammond in 1939 and was a member of the Rochester Christian church. She was married to Fred KERN May 18, 1946 in Rochester.
She is survived by the husband and one daughter, Pamelia Sue [KERN]; the father, Charles QUACKENBUSH, Rochester; the mother, Eva PAINTER QUACKENBUSH, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Virginia KINDIG, Akron; a grandmother, Mrs. John KOLTHOFF, Oxnard, Calif., and two nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rochester Cristian Curch by the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD with burial in the IOOF cemetery.
The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Nellie M. Nicodemus
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie M. NICODEMUS, 46, who died Friday night at the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one week, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Athens Evangelical United Brethren church with burial in Akron.
The Rev. Robert WARD of Rochester assisted by the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY of Athens will have charge of the services.
The daughter of Luther and Daisy McCAIN, she [Nellie McCAIN] was born in Howard county April 26, 1901, and had made Fulton county her home for the last 25 years. Mrs. Nicodemus lived eight miles southeast of Rochester.
Survivors include the husband, Max [NICODEMUS]; five daughters, Mrs. Marjorie SUTTON, and Doris NICODEMUS, Akron; Hazel [NICODEMUS] Wilma [NICODEMUS], and Mary NICODEMUS, at home; three sons, Edwin [NICODEMUS], Rochester, Robert [NICODEMUS], Akron, and John [NICODEMUS], Rochester; the father, Luther McCAIN, Flora; two sisters, Mrs. Edna ARMSTRONG and Mrs. Susie LEASE, Bunker Hill; a brother Vern [McCAIN], and three half-brothers, Joseph [McCAIN] and James [McCAIN], Michigan, and Franklin [McCAIN], Delphi.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home.

Monday, October 27, 1947

Arthur Leiter
Rochester relatives have been apprised of the death of Arthur LEITER which occurred Saturday evening at his home in Connersville, Ind., from a heart attack.
Mr. Leiter, who was born in Kewanna, Ind., was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli LEITER. For many years he owned and operated a large department store in Connersville. He had many friends in this city where he had visited on numerous occasions.

Tuesday, October 28, 1947

Frank James Bryan
Frank James BRYAN, 82, former Aubbeenaubbee township resident, died Monday 6:30 p.m. at the home of his son the Rev. Clifford BRYAN of Kokomo. He had been residing with his son for the past three months.
Mr. Bryan was born Sept. 16, 1865 on a farm near Plymouth. He resided in the vicinity of Argos until 1911 at which time he took up his residency in the western section of Fulton county. His wife, formerly Emma DRAKE, prceded him in death July 16, 1937.
Survivors are seven children; Walter [BRYAN] of Medway, Ohio; Clarence [BRYAN] of Hubbard, Ohio; Arthur [BRYAN] and John [BRYAN] of Culver; Clifford [BRYAN] of Kokomo; Francis [BRYAN] of South Bend; and Mrs. Marie GOODMAN of Culver; a sister, Mrs. Kate SNYDER of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother Oliver GROVE of South Bend; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Harry SHEARER of Bourbon will officiate. The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home.

Wednesday, October 29, 1947

[no obits]

Thursday, October 30, 1947

William Feikert
William FEIKERT, 80, died early today in the Kelly hospital, Argos. He had been a resident of Argos and vicinity for over 58 years. His residence was a mile north of that city on U.S. Road 31.
Mr. Feikert was born in Hanus county, Ohio, on January 12, 1867. He was married to Flora YATES in 1889. Mr. Feikert followed the occupation of farming.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Bess MIDDLETON, Mrs. Mary CASTLEMAN, both of Argos, and Mrs. Mildred GREENLEAF of Plymouth; ten grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Consta SCHAFER of Twin Lakes, and a step-sister, Mrs. Ida CAMP, of Elkhart.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Umbaugh funeral home until 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, October 31, 1947

[no obits]

Saturday, November 1, 1947

William D. Evans
William D. EVANS, 85, a former Kewanna resident, died at 7 a.m. today at the home of his son, Elmer EVANS, Argos, after a short illness.
Mr. Evans had lived with his son the last six years.
Born in July, 1862, near Rochester, he was twice married. He was first married to Mary WARNER and a few yeas after her death he married her sister, Anna Margaretta WARNER of Rochester. She preceded him in death six years. Mr. Evans formerly operated a blacksmith shop in Kewanna.
Survivors include the son Elmer; a daughter, Mrs. Cora WELLER, Kewanna, and three grandchildren. A daughter, Bertha [EVANS], preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with burial in Antioch. The body will remain in the funeral home until the hour of service.

Linnie Fouts
Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie FOUTS, 60, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray MARTIN in Bremen, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be a Denver.
Mrs. Fouts had been in ill health for several months and died of a stroke.
A resident of Macy almost all her life, Mrs. Fouts was twice married. Her second husband, Joseph [FOUTS], preceded her in death four years.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy MARTIN, Bremen, Mrs.Doris EASTLUND, Twelve Mile; a son, Donald ANDERSON, Bremen, and six grandchildren. A son, Floyd ANDERSON, preceded her in death.

Monday, November 3, 1947

Jerry Dee O'Blenis
Funeral services were held today for Jerry Dee O'BLENIS, one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Max O'BLENIS, of near Rochester, in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
The infant died Sunday morning in the Woodlawn hospital.
Born Sept. 27, 1947, the boy is survived by the parents; a brother, Loy [O'BLENIS]; and a twin sister, Judith Lee [O'BLENIS].

Frank Metzler
Rites for Frank METZLER, 86, Crown Point, who died Friday evening at his home, will be conducted at the Geisen funeral home in Crown Point at 10 a.m. Tuesday with burial in the IOOF cemetery here at 1:30 p.m.
Mr. Metzler was a brother of Arthur METZLER, local attorney.
Mr. Metzler, a native of Rochester, was the son of Dr. and Mrs. John METZLER. His father was educated in medicine in the European universities of Leipsic and Inshbrook. His mother was a native of Bavaria.
He married Amelia DECKER, who preceded him in death several years ago.
Mr. Metzler moved to Crown Point 60 years ago and during his residence in that city served as superintendent of the Erie railroad waterworks and the Crown Point municipal waterworks. He then was employed by the Northern Indiana Public Service Company before retiring.
Survivors, besides the brother, include two sons and a sister, Mrs. John O. GRAHAM of Lincoln, Neb.
There were twelve children in the Metzler family. Arthur Metzler and his sister in Nebraska are the only remaining members.

Ada M. Specht
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada M. SPECHT, 76, Lake Manitou resident who died Saturday afternoon in the VFW home, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
A native of Logansport, Mrs. Specht was born [Ada M. TUCKER] June 1, 1871, the daughter of Abraham and Rispah TUCKER. Although her home was in Indianapolis, Mrs. Specht had lived at her lake cottage the last four years.
Survivors include the husband, Charles [SPECHT], and two children by a former marriage, Mrs. W. J. COAKLEY, Huntington,W. Va., and Roy LONG, at home; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Ella McQueeney
Miss Ella McQUEENEY, 70, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Kentucky Farm north of Rochester after an illness of two years.
Born Aug. 8, 1877, in Richmond, Va., Miss McQueeney was a resident of Fulton county 44 years. She is the daughter of William and Mary REARDON McQUEENEY and was a member of the Rosary society of the Catholic church.
Miss McQueeney is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted at the St. Joseph Catholic church at 9 a.m. Wednesday by Father Charles SCHOLL. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will be at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home until the hour of service.

Ella Hager
Last rites for Miss Ella HAGER, 87, who died at the home of her nephew, Charles HEMINGWAY, 501 Manitou avenue, Sunday morning after an illness of three weeks, will be conducted Tuesday in the Newell funeral home in Decatur, Mich. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery there.
Born Nov. 25, 1860 in Decatur, Miss Hagen had lived in Rochester two months. She was a member of the Decatur Methodist church.
Two nieces and a nephew survive.
The body was taken to the Newell funeral home from the Foster funeral home.

Tuesday, November 4, 1947

Ida M. Parker
Mrs. Ida M. RECTOR PARKER, 78, died at 10 p.m. Monday in the Kelly hospital at Argos after an illness of two weeks. A heart ailment was given as the cause of death.
Born Feb. 28, 1869, Mrs. Parker lived in the Maxinkuckee community almost all her life. She was married to Frank PARKER who died in October of 1943. She was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church. Mrs. Parker is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Maxinkuckee Methodist church with the Rev. Stephen MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
The body is at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call.

Robert Dawald
Funeral services for Robert DAWALD, 27, of near Fulton who died Monday evening in the Woodlawn hospital after a major operation, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Robert PRINZING, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
A native of Liberty township, Mr. Dawald was born Oct. 13, 1920, the son of John and Estie M. ROBBINS DAWALD. He married Ellen Marie WAGONER Dec. 10, 1944. He was Sunday School superintendent of the Baptist church and assistant leader in the 4-H club. He had been very active in rural youth activities.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Dawald served with the 37th Medical Ambulance Battalion. He was also a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge.
Survivors, besides the wife and parents, include a son, Daniel Lee [DAWALD]; two sisters, Mrs. Russell NEWELL, Michigantown, and Mrs. Harold MILLER, Rochester.
The body was taken to the parents home today from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, November 5, 1947

Ella McQueeney
Among the out-of-town persons who attended the funeral rites of Miss Ella McQUEENEY which were held at the St. Joseph Catholic church Wednesday morning were: Mrs. W. NEWMAN, Mrs. James EDWARDS, James GOBLE, all of Cincinnati; Mrs. Flora DOVICHI, Lois and Juanita KROUSE, Mrs. F. S. WESTERLAND, Mr. Sturgis COOK, all of Chicago; Mrs. Chester WOODS, Covington, Ky.; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey HANACOM, Mrs. Ruth GAFNEY of Lexington, Ky.; Helen CONNERS, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. James ROGERS, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Gordon SWINT, Athens, Ala., and Lawrence NEWMAN of Philadelphia.

Thursday, November 6, 1947

[no obits]

Friday, November 7, 1947

Grace Beach
Mrs. Lucile LEONARD, of this city, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. George (Grace) BEACH, in Bandera, Texas.
Mrs. Beach, daughter of the late George and Louise HOLMAN, was born [Grace HOLMAN] in Rochester and during her girlhood resided at 1402 South Main street. She was a graduate of the Rochesrer H.S. and the Rochester Normal College. Upon her marriage to George BEACH she removed to the East and resided in their home at Chatham, N.Y.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
For a number of years Mrs. Beach and her husband who survives, spent their winters in Texas, near the homes of their two daughters. A son resides in Albany New York. The Beaches have a wide acquaintance of friends in Rochester as they have often visited here. They were guests of the sister, Mrs. Leonard just two weeks ago, while they were enroute to Texas.
Mrs. Beach was a sister of the late Hugh B. HOLMAN, of this city. A sister Georgia Ann [HOLMAN] preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Interment will be made in Bandera, Texas.

Saturday, November 8, 1947

R. P. Wolfe
R. P. WOLFE, 91, former Rochester resident, died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myron CONOVER, Valparaiso.
Born in Degraff, O., in 1866, Mr. Wolfe married Ida McGEE in 1892. They were residents of Valparaiso 57 years with the exception of seven years spent here. He operated the Gents Furnishing and Tailoring Company for 35 years and was treasurer of the Valparaiso Methodist church for 29 years.
Survivors include the wife, Ida, the daughter, Bernice [CONOVER]; a son, H. P. WOLFE, Beaumont, Texas; and a granddaughter, Loujean CONOVER.
The Conovers formerly lived in Rochester at 1611 Main Street.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist church at Valparaiso with burial there.

Monday, November 10, 1947

[no obits]

Tuesday, November 11, 1947

James Madison Dilts
James Madison DILTS, 80, Monterey, died at noon today in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one week.
Mr. Dilts was taken to the Foster funeral home pending funeral arrangements.
Full details of the services will be carried in Wednesday's issue of The News-Sentinel.


Wednesday, November 12, 1947

James Madison Dilts
Funeral services for James Madison DILTS, 80, Monterey, who died Tuesday noon in the Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Monterey Methodist church with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery.
A retired lumberman, Mr. Dilts was born April 6, 1867, the son of David and Elizabeth DILTS. He was twice married with his first marriage to Alice Josephine WILLIAMS Dec. 23, 1889, and the second union to Mary HALE on Nov. 10, 1936. A Monterey resident for 25 years, Mr.Dilts was a member of the Monterey Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the wife, are four daughters, Mrs. Chloe BARTELL and Mrs. Nellie FRED, Mishawaka; Mrs. Leah McINTYRE, Walkerton; and Mrs. Erlynne SAVAGE, Hammond; a son, Charles DILTS, Monterey; a step-daughter, Mrs. Floral WHITE, Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Dora MILLER, Hammond, and several grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the residence Thursday from the Foster funeral home.

Thursday, November 13, 1947

Gertrude Coplen
Mrs. Gertrude COPLEN, 68, who lived two and one-half miles east of Argos, died at 7:30 a.m. today in the Kelly hospital after an illness of 12 days.
Born [Gertrude McCLURE] April 21, 1879, in Walnut township, Mrs. Coplen was the daughter of William and Sarah McCLURE. Mrs. Coplen was a lifetime resident of Argos with the exception of a few years at Burket. She was married to Leslie COPLEN Feb. 21, 1898, and was a member of the Methodist church at Argos.
Survivors, besides the husband, include three sons, Don [COPLEN], Kansas City, Mo.; Earl [COPLEN], Warsaw; and Kenneth [COPLEN], Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Helen SMITH, Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the New Oakhill cemetery in Plymouth
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call until the hour of service.

Henry Miller
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday in the Zion church for Henry MILLER, 71, who died at his home south of Culver Tuesday night after a several weeks' illness.
Born in Monterey, he had spent his life farming in Fulton and Marshall counties.
Survivors are his wife, Josie [MILLER], three sons, Perry [MILLER], Culver, Clem [MILLER], Argos, Ind., Zeno [MILLER], North Liberty, Ind.; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters, Perry [MILLER], Texas; Charles [MILLER] Delong; Mrs. Rose GUISE and Lena [MILLER], Hammond; Mrs. Emma RICHARDS, Gary; Mrs. Nellie KLINE, Culver.
Friends may call at the home.

Friday, November 14, 1947

[no obits]

Saturday, November 15, 1947

Lula May McHugh
Mrs. George [Lula May] McHUGH, 63, resident of the Gilead community, died at Woodlawn hospital Friday at 3 p.m., after a week's illness. She had lived in this area the last 10 years, making her home one mile north and one-quarter mile east of Gilead.
Lula May [McCOY] was born March 1, 1864, to Monroe and Mary McCOY at Warren, Ind. In 1926 she was married to George McHUGH, who survives. Also surviving are a son, J. E. GAMBLE, of Muncie, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine HOUGH, of Arlington, Calif. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church in Rochester.
Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron today. Sunday morning the body will be taken to the Tietho Brothers funeral home in Muncie, where it will lie in state until services at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Lawrence's Catholic church, Muncie, with Father HARDMAN officiating.

Judith Lee O'Blenis
Judith Lee O'BLENIS, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max O'BLENIS of route 3, died at 2 o'clock this morning at Woodlawn hospital. A twin brother preceded her in death.
The child was born Oct. 5, 1947, to Max and Eva (STANLEY) O'BLENIS. A brother, Loy [O'BLENIS], survives.
Brief funeral rites will be conducted at the Foster funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will preside and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Monday, November 17, 1947

Gordon Henry Weller
Funeral services were conducted today for Gordon Henry WELLER, 58, life resident of Macy, who died early Saturday morning in Dukes hospital at Peru from injuries sustained when he fell from a scaffold while working on a barn near Macy.
A native of Miami county, Mr. Weller was born Dec. 17, 1889, the son of Henry and Geneva LAMBERT WELLER. He married Helen Mildred GUEMPELE Aug. 12, 1942, in Peru. Mr. Weller was a carpenter and farmer.
Survivors include the wife; four sisters, Mrs. Clarence SAMPSEL, Rochester, Mrs. Guy HOPPES, Macy, Mrs. Robert ARNOLD, Wabash, and Mrs. Dolan MURPHY, Peru; three brothers, Clarence [WELLER], James [WELLER], Peru and Tim [WELLER], route 4; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The body was at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron prior to the services in the Macy Church of God at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Mr. GOLDEN assisted by the Rev. Lee JACKSON, of the Christian church.
Burial was in the Enterprise [Tombaugh] cemetery.

Gus Baske
Gus BASKE, a former resident of Kewanna, died in his home in Rock Island, Ill., Saturday morning. Born in Indiana in May 1870, he was 77 years old. He lived in Plymouth until four years ago when he went to Rock Island to make his home in the city where his son, Henry [BASKE], is in business. He is survived by his wife, Mable (MOTT) BASKE, his son, and one granddaughter, Henrietta BASKE of Plymouth.
The body was brought to the Danielson & VanGilder Funeral Home in Plymouth Sunday, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held in the Plymouth funeral home at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning with Paul SWEARINGEN officiating and burial will be in New Oak Hill Cemetery.

Tuesday, November 18, 1947

Daniel B. Mann
Plymouth, Nov. 18. - Daniel B. MANN, 58, for seventeen years proprietor of the Plymouth Printing Company of Plymouth, and prominent in civic and church affairs of the community, died in his residence four miles west of Argos on U.S. Road 10 at 1:25 o'clock Monday morning. He had been in failing health for several years but had been seriously ill only one week. Death was due to a heart ailment.
Surviving is his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Paul WEIDNER of Argos, two sons, Richard C. [MANN], of Plymouth and James [MANN], of Lawrence, Ind.

Mrs. Joe Howard
Mrs. Joe HOWARD, a sister-in-law of Mrs. George CALLAHAN, R.R. 6, Rochester, died today at 3:30 a.m. at her home in Chesterton. Mr. and Mrs. Callahan have gone to Chesterton to help complete funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, November 19, 1947

Herbert Rush
Herbert RUSH, 60, at 11:55 a.m. today committed suicide in the home of Mrs. Grace KNIGHT, 1451 Audubon avenue.
County Coroner Dean STINSON said death was caused by a blast from a 12 gauge double-barreled shotgun.
Mrs. Knight said the deceased had threatened several times to kill himself. Mrs. Kate RUSH, the former Kate EYTCHESON, said her husband had threatened to kill both of them previously.
Josephine KNIGHT, granddaghter of Mrs. Knight, heard the shot as she combed her hair prior to returning to work at the Quad Radio Corporation. She told her grandmother so and Henry EYTCHESON, half-brother to Mrs. Knight, rushed to the door where he saw the dead man's body.
Both Mrs. Knight and Mrs. Rush told Coroner Stinson that Mr. Rush had been in poor health.
Mr. Rush had made plans Tuesday to return to work at the Indiana Metal Products company and told his landlady he was making an effort to "straighten up."
His wife, who works at Campbell's restaurant on East Ninth street, began living with her son, Paul, a few weeks ago when she learned Mr. Rush had purchased a gun. She told the coroner she refused to live with her husband as long as it remained in his possession. He said he had attempted suicide once before but the gun failed to discharge, said Mrs. Rush.
Mr. and Ms. Rush began rooming at Mrs. Knight's house about four months ago. They had no children.
The deceased was born in 1877 and had been a resident of Rochester for 12 years. He married Kate EYTCHESON, Rochester, May 25, 1945.
Survivors, besides the wife, include six step-children, Harry EYTCHESON, Florida,
Charles EYTCHESON, Logansport, Paul EYTCHESON, Rochester, Mrs. Mabel MIKESELL, Chicago, Miss Helen WRIGHT, Florida, and Mrs. Stella Von SCHUMAN, Rochester.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Clara B. Jones
Funeral services for Mrs. Ezra [Clara B. ANDERSON] JONES, 70, 523 East Ninth street, who died Tuesday evening in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Frank BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Jones had been ill for the past three months suffering from a heart ailment.
The daughter of John A. and Mary Ellen ANDERSON, she was born June 22, 1877 in Richland township. She was married to Ezra JONES April 11, 1903, and was a resident of this city since the age of 15.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the Grace Methodist church and the Pythian Sisters lodge.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a son, Cecil [JONES], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. John RAVENCROFT, Skokie, Ill.; a sister, Mrs Edna SAUSAMAN, Rochester, and four grandchildren. Seven brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
The body is at the Zimmerman funeral home where friends may call.

William D. Coffing
Funeral services for William D. COFFING, 79, who committed suicide Tuesday at the home of his son, Ralph COFFING, near the Cass-Fulton county line, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton with the Rev. E .O. McSHERRY officiaing. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Mr. Coffing was found hanging in the barn by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ilo COFFING, who was doing some chores. Cass County Coroner M. B. STEWART blamed poor health as the cause of the act.
A native of Fountain county, Mr. Coffing was born April 25, 1868, the son of Dayton and Mary COFFING. He was a resident of Fulton and Cass counties since 1905. He married the former Julia RAY, Dec. 18, 1886. She preceded him in death Dec. 19, 1946.
Survivors, besides the son, include another son, Clyde [COFFING], Brantford, Canada; a daughter, Elsie ENYART, near Logansport; a brother, Marshall [COFFING], Lafayette, and four grandchildren.

Jerry A. Mitchell
Funeral services for Jerry A. MITCHELL, 51, former resident of this city, were held Monday afternoon in Davenport, Ia., and burial was in the Memorial Park cemetery there. Mr. Mitchell died at his home Friday morning of a heart attack.
He came to Indiana in 1938 and owned the Hamburger Inn in this city for a few years. Later he moved to Royal Center. During the war he operated a small grocery in Grass Creek. Following the death of his wife in December of 1945 he moved to Terre Haute and later to Davenport.
The deceased is survived by a son, Fred R. MITCHELL, of Bremen, Ind., and three grandchildren, all of Bremen.

John E. Book
Last rites for John E. BOOK, 74, who died Monday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one week, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton with the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY officiating. Burial will be in Fulton cemetery.
A farmer and carpenter, Mr. Book was born Aug. 11, 1873, in Fort Wayne, the son of Israel and Mary BOOK. He lived in Pulaski and Fulton counties most of his life. Mr. Book was a member of the Mooresurg Methodist church.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Harry STOOKEY, Fulton; a brother, David [BOOK], Rensselaer; and several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, November 20, 1947

Herbert Rush
Funeral services for Herbert RUSH, 60, Rochester laborer who committed suicide Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Grace KNIGHT, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home by Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery.

Friday, November 21, 1947

Charles E. Anderson
Charles E. ANDERSON, 84, died today at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Donald ZARTMAN, Fulton, after an illness of three months.
A native of Howard county, Mr. Anderson was born Oct. 30, 1863, and lived most of his life in Cass and Carroll counties. He was a farmer.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hazel DENACKER, Indianapolis; two step-daughters, Mrs. Grace SCRUGGS, Deer Creek, and Mrs. Mary GOTTSCHALK, Logansport; a step-son, Daniel ADAMS, Marion; a brother, Thomas [ANDERSON], Kokomo, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire chapel at Fulton with the Rev. Robert E. PRINZING officiating. Burial will be at the Deer Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel until the time of service.

Antoinette Howard
Funeral services for Mrs. Antoinette [MOORE] HOWARD, Chesterton, were conducted Thursday at the family home with burial in the Chesterton cemetery.
Mrs. Howard died Tuesday after a long illness.
Her husband, Joseph [HOWARD], who survives is the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. M. HOWARD of Grass Creek and the brother of Mrs. George CALLAHAN of this city.
Other survivors include the mother; a brother, James MOORE, Jr., Chesterton; and two nephews, Joseph [CALLAHAN] and William CALLAHAN, Rochester.
Mrs. Howard had become well known in Chesterton through her affiliation with her husband, Joseph, in the drug store business here for many years. She was a native of central Indiana, being born in Warren county on Nov. 27, 1893, the daughter of Mrs. Erminie and the late James MOORE.

Samuel M. Hisey
Samuel M. HISEY, 83, died Thursday at the Austin Nursing Home in Plymouth as a result of a heart ailment. He had been ill seven years.

Saturday, November 22, 1947

Charles Robert McKee
Charles Robert McKEE, 42, former resident of this city, died at 4 a.m. Saturday at his home in Goshen, Ind. Death was attributed to pneumonia and followed a weeks illness. Mr. McKee had been a resident of Goshen for 30 years moving there from Rochester in 1917.
Charles Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion McKEE, was born in Rochester on March 11, 1905. He is survived by his wife, two sons, all of Goshen, five brothers, Frank [McKEE], of Lafayette; Fred [McKEE], of Kokomo; Howard [McKEE] and Jack [McKEE], of Goshen; George [McKEE], of near Rochester and a sister, Mrs. Charles HILLIS, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 and burial will be made in the Goshen cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. George McKEE and family will go to Goshen Sunday.

Monday, November 24, 1947

Della Wilson
Funeral services of Mrs. Della WILSON, 74, Athens, who died Sunday at the Dukes hospital in Peru, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Evangelical United Brethren church in Peru.
Mrs. Wilson had been in failing health the last two years and became seriously ill two months ago.
She was born March 9, 1878, in Seneca county near Tiffin, O., the daughter of Susan PACKMYER and Tilghman GANGWER. She was married to Oliver WILSON September of 1891. He preceded her in death in 1922. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church at Athens.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rose MOORE; four sons, Ralph [WILSON] and Lewis [WILSON], Peru; Tillman [WILSON], Rochester, and Ernest [WILSON], Oneida, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mel THOMAS, Grass Creek, and Mrs. Ida CARNING, Ark.; a brother, Parker GANGWER, Logansport; twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

James Hupp
James HUPP, 73, died at 1:20 p.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John HENDRICKS, 304 Race street, after an illness of one year.
Born Sept. 22, 1871, in Laketon, Mr. Hupp was the son of George and Mary Ann MEESE HUPP. The deceased was a steamfitter.
He is survived by two sons, Ray [HUPP], Grand Rapids, Mich., and Roy [HUPP], Dayton, O., two daughters, Delores [HUPP], Fort Wayne, and Edith [HUPP], Chicago; a brother, George [HUPP], Lakeston, and four grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Anthony B. Walsh
Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 24. (INS) - Funeral services for Anthony B. WALSH, 62, of Kokomo and Nyona Lake will be held tomorrow afternoon in Kokomo. Burial will be in Fulton.
Mr. Walsh, a field examiner at the state board of accounts for 25 years, died while working at Greenfield. He was active in Republican politics.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Blanche WALSH; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie JOYCE and Miss Brida WALSH, and a brother, Edward J. WALSH all of Kokomo.

Tuesday, November 25, 1947

James Hupp
Funeral services for James HUPP, 73, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John HENDRICKS, 304 Race street, Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George R. CRANE officiating.
Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank E. Gould
Frank E. GOULD, 82, died at 8:45 a.m. today at his home on the corner of 13th street and Fulton avenue. Mr. Gould, who had been ill since August of 1945, died of a heart ailment.
Born March 5, 1865, in Almont, Mich., he was the son of Frank and Jane PARMALEE GOULD. Mr. Gould married Lena SANDERS in Chicago in 1889 and she preceded him in death in 1936. He later married Grace MARINE in 1937. Mr. Gould, a salesman, lived at his prsent address for 28 years and prior to that resided in the Arlington Hotel. He came to Rochester from Chicago.
Mr. Gould was a member of the Travelers Protective Association of Chicago and was a charter member of the Rochester Townsend Club. He owned a confectionery and ice cream parlor on Main street many years ago. During the last few years, Mr. Gould operated a floral garden at his residence.
He is survived by the wife, Grace, and a nephew, Cass BRAIDWOOD of Flint, Mich.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 26, 1947

Hannah M. Rice
Mrs. Hannah M. RICE, 70, sister of Mrs. Martha McGriff, Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Plymouth home after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Rice was born Nov. 18, 1877, at Laurenceburg, Mo., the daughter of Sanford and Matilda CLARK O'BLENIS. She was married to Avil RICE May 7, 1902. Mr. and Mrs. Rice moved to Argos from Hammond in 1940. Mrs. Rice had lived in Plymouth for nine months.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert SISSEL, Plymouth; three sons, Paul [RICE], Hammond; Alva [RICE], New Mexico, and Harley [RICE], Gary; a sister, Mrs. Martha McGRIFF, Rochester, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos with the Rev. William BLEAM, pastor of the Plymouth Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be at the Richland Center cemetery.

Lester Miller
Lester MILLER, 75, died at 10:30 Wednesday morning at his home in Argos. Death resulted from a heart ailment following several years' illness. He had been a resident of Argos and vicinity for practically all of his life.
Mr. Miller was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, on July 6, 1872. His parents were John and Mary (HARRISON) MILLER. He was married to Laura FINNEY. Mr. Miller was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are his wife; a son Ormond [MILLER], of Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Alvina REICHENBACHER, of Detroit; and a brother, Harry [MILLER], of Alexandria, Ind.
The body lies in state at the Umbaugh Funeral Home in Argos. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Robert D. Whybrew
The body of Lt. Robert D. WHYBREW, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester WHYBREW, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who was killed in action in 1944, has been returned to the Unitd States.
Mr. and Mrs. Whybrew have been notified that the body of their son is being sent to Chicago.
The deceased entered service from Fulton county Nov. 5, 1942, and was commissioned a lieutenant at Camp Pickett, Va., soon afterwards. He was sent overseas Oct. 16, 1945, and was stationed in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. He received the Purple Heart.
His company was the first to enter Paris after its liberation. Lt. Whybrew attended grade school at Fulton and high school at Grass Creek. He was active in both basketball and baseball. After his gradution he went to Marion, where he was employed as an inspector for the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company. He married the former Jean Ellen LOUCKE of Peru Dec. 28, 1941.
Survivors, besides the widow and the parents, are three sisters, Mrs. Wesley DAWSON, Chicago; Mrs. Lloyd DAWSON and Mrs. Charles KINDIG of Rochester.

Paul Gudenburr
The body of another soldier entering service from Fulton county will be returned to Cass county.
Pvt. Paul GUDENBURR, husband of Mrs. Delores BUCHANAN GUDENBURR of near Lucerne, lived near Macy at the time he entered service July 27, 1943. A member of the medical corps, he lost his life in the "Battle of the Bulge" Jan. 8, 1945.

Friday, November 28, 1947

Lester Miller
Funeral rites for Lester MILLER, 75, who died Wednesday morning at his home in Argos, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Umbaugh funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Miller's funeral and burial services will be on his 48th wedding anniversary

Norman Taylor.
Norman TALOR, husband of the former Bessie STAHL of Leiters Ford, died at his Chicago home Thursday morning. He had been in ill health several years.
The son-in-law of Frank STAHL of Leiters Ford, Mr. Taylor had been a resident of Chicago all his life. He was a laborer.
He is survived by the wife and a son, Bud TAYLOR, Chicago, and a step-daughter, Miss Marjorie WALBURN of Chicago.
The body will arrive at the Foster funeral home Sunday. The Rev. Stanley HALL of Leiters Ford will conduct graveside services at the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Saturday, November 29, 1947

[no obits]

Monday, December 1, 1947

Mollie Feese
Mrs. Mollie FEESE, 75, Culver, died Sunday night after a three day illness.
She was a native of Talma but had lived at Culver 45 years. She was married to Enos FEESE and was [Mollie KESSLER] the daughter of Simeon KESSLER. Mrs. Feese was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church at Culver.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a son, Harry [FEESE], South Bend; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Culver E.U.B. church with burial at Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Tuesday, December 2, 1947

Clyde W. Dipert
Clyde W. DIPERT, 67, former Fulton county resident, died at 9 p.m. Monday at his home, 1437 E. Market street, Huntington, Ind. He had been in ill health for the past three years.
Mr. Dipert was born March 24, 1880, at Leiters Ford and had been a resident of Huntington since 1896. On December 12, 1922, he was married to Huldah E. BAILEY. He was a car shop foreman on the Erie railroad for 45 years.
Survivors are his wife; two nieces, Mrs. Warren SMITH of Marion; Mrs. Mildred CRABB, Jonesboro; two sisters, Mrs. Clara BAIRD, Jonesboro; and Miss Elnora DIPERT, Leiters Ford.
Funeral rites will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Bailey funeral home, Huntington. Rev. Carl BANER of Marion, assisted by Rev. Clarence DURHAM of Huntington, will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body lies in state at the Dipert residence in Huntington.

Bert J. Boggs
Bert J. BOGGS, 79, pioneer resident of Argos community, died at 10:20 Monday night of a heart ailment in a Ft. Wayne hospital. Mr. Boggs became critically ill while visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, of Ft. Wayne.
He had been a resident of Marshall county throughout his entire life and followed the occupation of farming up until his retirement a few years ago.
Mr. Boggs was born June 18, 1868, on a farm near Argos. He was married to Cora Bell GERRARD at Inwood, Ind. on August 17, 1888. His wife passed away in 1938.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Hoffman, of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Florence YEARICK, of Mishawaka; a son, Arnold [BOGGS], of Argos; two brothers, William [BOGGS], of Inwood, Charles [BOGGS], of Norkator, Kans.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah DOWNEY, of Bourbon; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Thursday 2 p.m. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Addie Brown
Mrs. George DAWSON and other Rochester friends have received word of the death of Miss Addie BROWN, which occurred Monday noon in Los Angeles, Calif. Miss Brown will be remembered by many of the older residents of the city as she taught in the public schools here many years ago.

Mrs. D. E. Jacobs
Mrs. D. E. JACOBS, mother of Vern JENNINGS, died recently at Excelsior Springs, Mo. Mr. Jennings and his brother left today by airplane to St. Francis, Kan., where they will attend burial services.

Ina Mae Jefferies
Mrs. Ina Mae JEFFERIES, 50, a lifetime resident of Marshall county, died at 4:30 a.m. today in her home in Argos. She had been ill seven months.
Born Sept. 8, 1897, at Warsaw, Mrs. Jefferies was [Ina Mae FENSTERMAKER] the daughter of Zane and Cora FENSTERMAKER. She was married to Fred JEFFERIES Dec. 24, 1923. He preceded her in death in 1942. The deceased is a member of the Argos Christian church and the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 68.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mary Joan PUTERBAUGH, Argos, Marcelle [JEFFERIES] and Barbara JEFFERIES, at home; a son, Keith [JEFFERIES, at home; one brother, Vance FENSTERMAKER, Argos; a sister, Daisy FENSTERMAKER, Argos; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home until 1:30 p.m. Thursday when it will be taken to the chursh.

Wednesday, December 3, 1947

Howard Mickey Judd
Funeral services will be conducted in Elkhart Thursday afternoon for Howard Mickey JUDD, 62, Akron native who died at his home in Elkhart Monday evening.
He is a brother of John JUDD, Akron.
Graveside services will be conducted in the Nichols cemetery near Akron later Thursday aftrnoon by members of the Wade E. Harris V.F.W. post in Elkhart.
Mr. Judd, born Aug. 4, 1885, was a veteran of World War I and a past commander of the Wade E. Harris V.F.W. post. He married Adeline KEEFER May 20, 1919. He had been in ill health for several years.
Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dean GRANT and Mrs. Wilbur RARICK of Elkhart; five sons, Allen Lee [JUDD] and Timmy [JUDD] of Elkhart, John K. [JUDD] of Galion, O., Kenneth [JUDD] of Perry, Ia., and Keith [JUDD] of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, John JUDD of Akron; and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza SMITH of Elkhart, and Mrs. Lola BITTERS of Alcoa, Tenn.

Clyde W. Dipert
Graveside services will be held in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery Thursday afternoon for Clyde W. DIPERT, 67, former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township who died at his home in Huntington Monday evening.

Fred Jacob Wagoner
Funeral services for Fred Jacob WAGONER, 71, who died Tuesday afternoon as a result of injuries suffered in an elevator accident Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The accident occurred when Mr. Wagoner's clothes caught in the shaft of a corn elevator. He was treated afterwards and appeared to be in good condition. The son of Jackson and Mary HOOD WAGONER, he was born in Leiters Ford March 22, 1876. A resident of Fulton county 68 years, Mr. Wagoner married Amanda OVERMYER April 6, 1896.
Survivors, besides the wife, include three daughters, Mrs. Ruth TURNER, Ashtabula, O., Mrs. Margaret MINGLIN, Rochester; and Miss Esther WAGONER, South Bend; seven sons, Donald [WAGONER], Niles, Mich; Raymond [WAGONER], Clifford [WAGONER], Merrell [WAGONER], Russell [WAGONER], Robert [WAGONER], all of Rochester; and Frederick [WAGONER], at home; four sisters, Mrs. John BELL, Conneaut, O.; Mrs. Neta NUGENT, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Arthur MATTHEWS, Union City, Mich.; and Mrs. Eleanor FREESE, Rochester; a brother, Arthur [WAGONER] of Ashtabula, O.; fifteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until Thursday.

Thursday, December 4, 1947

Agnes Migonis
Mrs. Samuel [Agnes] MIGONIS, 70, died at 1:30 a.m. today at her home five miles east of Kewanna in the Prairie Grove community. She had been ill a week.
Mrs. Migonis was born [Agnes BOLCHEWSKI] in September, 1877, in Lithuania, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel BOLCHEWSKI. She came to the United States in 1909 and lived in Pennsylvania until 1929, when she moved to Hammond. She had lived here for more than 10 years, and was a member of St. Ann's Catholic curch in Kewanna.
Surviving are the husband, [Samuel MIGONIS]; three sons, Anthony [MIGONIS] at home, Peter [MIGONIS] at Lemont, Ill., and George [MIGONIS] of Chicago; and two brothers, Andrew [BOLCHEWSKI] and Peter BOLCHEWSKI, both of Calumet City, Ill.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at the St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Edward HOLLAND will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery near Grass Creek.

Orville Joseph
M-Sgt Orville JOSEPH, 29, Army recruiter stationed at West Bend, Wis., and son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver V. JOSEPH, 628 West Sixth street, was killed Wednesday night near Hartford, Wis., when the army vehicle he was driving struck a concrete abutment near a curve.
Born Feb. 26, 1918, at Paintsville, Ky., Sgt. Joseph had been a member of the U. S. regular army since 1936. He married Angel SACKI in 1936, and to them were born a son, Denver [JOSEPH], now five years old, and a daughter, Sherril [JOSEPH], one year old. Sgt. Joseph was a member of he Eagles lodge, the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
Surviving besides the wife and children at West Bend are the parents, three brothers, Clinton [JOSEPH], Neil [JOSEPH] and Eugene [JOSEPH] of Rochester, and five sisters, Opal [JOSEPH], Pauline [JOSEPH], Viola [JOSEPH] and Elsie [JOSEPH] of Rochester and Betty COUSINS of South America. A brother, Herman [JOSEPH], died in service.
Funeral arrangements are incomploete, pending arrival of the body at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home.

Friday, December 5, 1947

Orville Joseph
Military rites for M/Sgt. Orville JOSEPH, 29, who was killed in an auto accident Wednesday in Wisconsin, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
M/Sgt Joseph was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver JOSEPH, 628 West Sixth street.

Grace Wilhoit
Mrs. Grace WILHOIT, 44, died at 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three months.
Born March 18, 1903, in Athens, [Grace McGEE] was the daughter of Ed and Pearl CRISTMAN McGEE. She was married to Joe WILHOIT Oct. 4, 1921. They have resided here since 1935. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Eastern Star.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret KLEIN, Rochester; a son, Bill WILHOIT, Monticello; six brothers, Raymond [McGEE] and Charles McGEE, Kingsland; Harley [McGEE] and Harold McGEE, Athens; Dee [McGEE] and Earnest McGEE, Marion; two sisters, Mrs. Olive SMITH, Rochester, and Mrs. Mabel LINDGARD, Bremen.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating. Burial will be at Akron.

Saturday, December 6, 1947

Clara Bair
Mrs. Clara BAIR, formerly a resident of this city, died at 10 p.m. Friday evening at the home of her brother, Moses BECKNER of near Goshen.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Church of Brethren, east of Argos.

Monday, December 8, 1947

James B. Hutchens
James B. HUTCHENS died at his farm home near Peru Sunday afternoon after suffering a heart attack while pumping water.
Mr. Hutchens would have been 64 years old the day after he died.
A resident of near Peru two years, he was born in Jay County Dec. 8, 1882, and was the son of Rodney and Martha FREEMYER HUTCHENS. He married Cleo CHASE at Knox, Dec. 11, 1937. He owned and operated a grocery at Deedsville for 21 years and was a member of the Macy Masonic lodge.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two stepchildren, Mrs. Betty Eileen BENDER, Wabash, and Trent CHASE, Peru.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Kline funeral home at Denver with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be at Winchester.

Paul Harold Painter
Paul Harold "Benchy" PAINTER, 59, World War I veteran, died at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Veterans hospital, Marion, after an illness of several months. He entered the hospital Oct. 23, because of a lung condition.
Born here January 6, 1888, the son of Sanford and Matilda KAMMERER PAINTER, he spent most of his life here. He was a shoe repairman, later a painter and decorator, and then managed the cafe at the Colonial hotel; more recently he managed a cafe operated by Chamberlain Brothers.
He served two years in World War I and was overseas. A well-known baseball player in minor leagues, he was a member of many Rochester teams. He belonged to the First Presbyterian church, local Legion post and Eagles.
Survivors are his wife, Doris [PAINTER]; the mother, Mrs. Matilda Painter, Atlanta, Ga. three sisters, Mrs. Lucille McPHERSON, LaPorte, Mrs. Blanche DUNLAP and Mrs. Carrie KINGSBERY, Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday a the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL, of the Presbytrian church will officiate. He will be assisted by representatives of the Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body lies in state at the funeral home.
Mr. and Mrs. Herber DUNLAP, Mrs. Carrie Kingsbery, and Mrs. Matilda Painter all of Atlanta, Ga., are enroute here via plane to attend the services. A sister, Mrs. Lucille McPherson, of LaPorte, arrived here today.

Tuesday, December 9, 1947

David G. Harter
Tentative funeral plans for David G. HARTER, 91, who died at 9 p.m. Sunday at the home of his son, Hector Harter, in Dayton, O., have been announced for Wednesday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home with burial in the IOOF cemetery at Akron.
Born in Ohio, Mr. Harter was the son of John and Christine HARTER. He married Anna ESHELMAN who died in 1902. He moved away from Akron about 40 years ago and went to Canada. Mr. Harter has spent the last 20 years in Dayton with his son.
Survivors include three sons, Clifford, Hector, and Chester [HARTER], all of Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Maude GREENE, Saskatchewan, Canada, and a nephew, Leo HARTER, Akron. The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home where friends may call.

Wednesday, December 10, 1947

James E. Crissinger
Funeral services for James E. CRISSINGER, 66, father of Ralph and George Crissinger of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Headlee Church of God, south of Winamac, with the Rev. Alvin HALL officiating. Burial will be in the Pro cemetery.
Ill a year, Mr. Crissinger died late Monday evening at Woodlawn hospital where he had undergone major surgery.
He was the son of George and Mary Ann GABY CRISSINGER and was born March 8, 1881. His mother died Nov. 20 at the age of 96. Mr. Crissinger married Cordelia HALL Nov. 30, 1907.
Survivors, besides the wife, include four sons, Ralph [CRISSINGER] and George CRISSINGER, Rochester; Homer Leroy [CRISSINGER], Royal Center; William [CRISSINGER], Star City; three daughters, Mrs. Mary SELL, Wolcott, Mrs. Minonna FOX, Star City, Mrs. Ethel STANLEY; two sisters, Mrs. Iona HALL, Winamac, and Mrs. Leona BOLLER, Monon; and fourteen grandchildren.
The body is at the home of the son, Homer Leroy, at Royal Center.

Sylvia May Hartman
Rochester friends today received news of the death of Mrs. Sylvia May HARTMAN, 52, which occurred at her home in Davison, Mich., Tuesday Dec. 9. She had been in ill health for the past eight months.
Mrs. Hartman was born in Rochester on Sept. 25, 1896. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McGINNIS. She was married to Estle H. HARTMAN on Oct. 23, 1913 in this city.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Velma GRIGGS, of Flint, Mich.; two sons, Lester [HARTMAN], of Davison and Merle [HARTMAN], of Marquette, Mich., and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held Friday 1:30 p.m. in the Baptist church, Davison, Mich. The Rev. R. T. BUTTON will officiate and burial will be in the Davison cemetery.

Wednesday, December 10, 1947

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Thursday, December 11, 1947

Olive E. Pagel
Mrs. Olive E. PAGEL, 59, died Wednesday morning in Fairview hospital, LaPorte, following a lengthy illness. She was removed to LaPorte from an Indianapolis hospital a few months ago. Mrs. Pagel was a former resident of this city.
She was born in Starke county, Indiana on January 16, 1888. Mrs. Pagel was a member of Christian church in LaPorte.
Survivors include the husband, Charles PAGEL; two sons, Kenneth [PAGEL] and William [PAGEL], both of LaPorte; three daughters, Mrs. Blanche HOCK, Mrs. Nora WHITE, both of LaPorte; Mrs. Crystal JUMPS, of Indianapolis; three sisters; four brothers and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 10:30 a.m. in the Haverstock Chapel, LaPorte. The Rev. H. L. CONNELLY will officiate and burial will be in the Patton cemetery, LaPorte.

Robert Whybrew
Funeral services for Lt. Robert WHYBREW, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester WHYBREW, R.R. 2, Kewanna, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Robert PRINZING officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
The LeRoy C. Shelton American Legion post will administer full military rites. Lt. Whybrew is the first of Fulton county's war dead to be returned to this country. The body will arrive at the Ditmire Chapel from Chicago at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The deceased entered service from Fulton county Nov. 5, 1942, and was commissioned a lieutenant at Camp Pickett, Va., soon afterwards. He was sent overseas Oct. 16, 1943, and was stationed in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. He received the Purple Heart.
His company was the first to enter Paris after its liberation. Lt. Whybrew attended grade school at Fulton and high school at Grass Creek. He was active in both basketball and baseball. After his graduation he went to Marion where he was employed as an inspector for the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company.
He married the former Jean Ellen LOUCKE of Peru Dec. 28, 1941.
He died in action Nov. 16, 1944, and was buried in Belgium.
Survivors, besides the widow and the parents, are three sisters, Mrs. Wesley DAWSON, Chicago; Mrs. Lloyd DAWSON and Mrs. Charles KINDIG of Rochester.

Friday, December 12, 1947

Thomas Ball
Mrs. Robert HANNA of this city has received word that her uncle, Thomas BALL, 81, of Bluffton, died Thursday from injuries he received the day before when he was hit by an automobile. The aged man received a broken leg and a fractured skull.
The deceased had visited at the Hanna home here about four weeks ago at which time Mrs. Hanna's father, A. M. BALL, 92, of Kansas, was visiting here.

Harry Leroy Leffert
Harry Leroy [LEFFERT], infant son of Harry and Florence LEFFERT, died at 11 p.m. in the Parkview hospital three hours after birth, Thursday. The infant is survived by the parents and a brother, Ronald Devon [LEFFERT].
Prayer services were held at 2 p.m. today in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. TREBER in charge. Burial was in the Mple Grove cemetery, Argos.

Saturday, December 13, 1947

G. B. Emigh
Word was received today of the sudden death of G. B. "Bud" EMIGH, 41, former resident of Culver. Mr. Emigh died suddenly of a heart attack in his home in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday morning. He had attended the Culver public schools as a boy. He had been a resident of the Ohio city for the past 18 years and was employed by the Nickel Plate railroad.
Surviving are his wife, the former Louise EMMONS of Argos; three children, G. V. [EMIGH], Christine [EMIGH] and Donald [EMIGH]. His father, Chris EMIGH of Burr Oak, and seven sisters and two brothers also survive. They include Mrs. Joseph FELKE and Mrs. Rebecca BARTLETT, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Retha WALKER of Culver.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Argos Cristian church. Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. The body lies in state at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos.

Pearl Burgh
Mrs. Edward [Pearl] BURGH, 27, Etna Green, who was killed Friday when a panel truck she was driving skidded into a truck, was the sister of Robert TRACY, Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly a resident of Rochester.
Mrs. Burgh is the former Pearl TRACY of Argos. Her brother, Robert, worked at the Times theater and at Foster's funeral home while living in this city.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced yet.

Monday, December 15, 1947

John Masters and
Wilma Jean Winter

John MASTERS, 23, Monterey, and Miss Wilma Jean WINTER, 18, who lives on road 35 a half mile north of the Pulaski county line, were killed instantly early Sunday morning when a car driven by Marvin BROWN, 22, Monterey, in which they were riding, crashed into a tree on road 35 a mile north of Winamac.
Brown and Miss Katherine STAILEY, 18, Knox, also a passenger, are in the Carneal hospital, Winamac, both in serious condition. Brown suffered severe head cuts and was still unconscious late yesterday while Miss Stailey received cuts about the head and face. Neither was in critical condition, however.
Miss Stailey told authorities they were returning home about 3 a.m., and that when Brown attempted to light a cigarette he lost control of the car and it skidded into a tree. Although bleeding profusely, she freed herself from the demolished car and flagged down a passerby who summoned State Trooper Delvie MASTERSON and Pulaski County Sheriff James BRUCE to the scene.
Masters is the son of Pulaski County Commissioner Edward MASTERS. He was born January 30, 1924, near Monterey. He graduated from Monterey high school and served in the medical division of the Army Air Corps in World War II.
Survivors besides the parents are a grandmother, Mrs. Margaret MASTERS; and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Dorothy LEGENBAHN, Mrs. Wilma KELSEY, Philip Karl [MASTERS] and Rudolph [MASTERS], all of Monterey; Alberta [MASTERS], Madeline [MASTERS] and Martin [MASTERS], at home and Mrs. Pauline GOOD, Culver.
The body was taken to the Kennedy Funeral home, Monterey, and services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's church with burial in St. Ann's cemetery.
Miss Winter was born September 17, 1929, in Starke county, the daughter of John and Irene WINTER. She graduated from Knox high school and was a member of the Winamac Christian church.
Survivors include the parents; two brothers, Robert [WINTER] and Howard [WINTER], Starke county; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen BOND, Starke county, and Mrs. Lizzie WINTER, Monterey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Winamac Methodist Episcopal church with the Rev. Donald ASHTON and the Rev. David NEILSON, Auburn, officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.

Raymond C. Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. DAVIDSON, R.R. 2, Rochester, have been informed that their son, Pfc. Raymond C. DAVIDSON, who was killed in Germany, will arrive in Rochester soon for burial in the IOOF cemetery.
Pfc. Davidson was killed on the Siegfreid Line in 1945 when he and six others attempted to eliminate a farm house in the possession of the Germans. When the attackers stepped inside the house a boobytrap exploded killing all the Germans and Americans.
Pfc. Davidson was in the air corps a year and one-half before being transferred to the infantry in September of 1944. He was sent overseas in November of that year and was killed Feb. 22, 1945. At one time, he, his father, and brother were stationed in Camp Shelby.
Pfc. Davidson was born in Kokomo, and attended school there and in Texas. His father has been bedfast for more than a year as a result of recurring injuries suffered in World War I.
Survivors, besides the parents, are two brothers, Dickie Roy [DAVIDSON] and Charles [DAVIDSON] who is also a veteran; two sisters, Marie Ann [DAVIDSON] and Mary Elizabeth [DAVIDSON].

Stephen D. Matthews
Funeral services for Stephen D. MATTHEWS, 83, who died Saturday at his farm home in Newcastle townsip, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Ora LEMMERT officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
Mr. Mathews had been ill 15 years and seriously ill one month.
A retired farmer, he was born in Kosciusko county Nov. 10, 1864, the son of James and Priscilla HIATT MATTHEWS. He had been a resident of Fulton county the major part of his life. He married Julia Ann FREESE Sept. 22, 1889, in Marshall county, and was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Florence REDDINGER, Rochester; six sons, Harley [MATTHEWS] and Ray [MATTHEWS], Rochester, LeRoy [MATTHEWS], Tellamook, Ore., James [MATTHEWS], Catsankie, Ore., Herman [MATTHEWS], Inglewood, Ind., and Howard [MATTHEWS], at home; a sister, Mrs. Samuel KEPLER, Argos; seventeen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Oliver Lewis Polley
Oliver Lewis POLLEY, 72, died today at 10:45 a.m. in his home at 184 Fulton avenue as a result of heart trouble. Mr. Polley had been ill one year.
A life resident of Fulton county, he was born March 9, 1875, the son of Henry and Eliza POLLEY. He married Esther RHINESMITH Dec. 23, 1901, and was a retired farmer. Mr. Polley was a member of the Grandview Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two sons, Edward [POLLEY], Rochester, and Richard [POLLEY], Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Charles MARCELLUS, Defiance, O.; and three grandsons. A son, Norman [POLLEY], preceded him in death.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grandview E.U.B. church with the Rev. George COCKER, assisted by the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body is at the Foster funeral home where friends may call.

Daniel Holiday
Last rites for Daniel HOLIDAY, 77, of near Fulton, who died Saturday afternoon, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grass Creek Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. C. R. CHAMPLIN, Silver Lake, assisted by the Rev. John CHAMBERS, officiating. Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery.
A farmer near Grass Creek for 64 years, Mr. Holiday was born April 26, 1870, the son of Robert and Caroline HERRALD HOLIDAY. He married Ida MONGOMERY April 28, 1901 She preceded him in death in 1946. He was a member of the Olive Branch church.
Survivors include a son, Elmer [HOLIDAY], Wayne township a daughter Essie [HOLIDAY], at home; and five grandchildren. Two children, Esther [HOLIDAY] and Robert [HOLIDAY] preceded him in death.
The body is at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton

Tuesday, December 16, 1947

William Oscar Fessler
William Oscar FESSLER, 82, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. today in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three weeks.
A resident of Rochester 29 years, Mr. Fessler was born Sept. 1, 1865, in Anderson. He was the son of J. H. and E. MUNCY FESSLER. Mr. Fessler was a building contractor.
Survivors include a son, Earl [FESSLER] of Louisville, Ky.; and a grandson, Everett FESSLER, who is in the Marine Corps.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Wednesday, December 17, 1947

Leroy Martin
Word has been received of the death of Leroy MARTIN, 69, which occurred in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, the fore part of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Martin for many years spent their summer vacation at Lake Manitou, near the Robertson boat landing.
Mr. Martin was a brother-in-law of Charles ROBERTSON, who with his wife are now spending the winter in Florida. The deceased was an employee of the Central Supply Co. of Indianapolis.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Rose (ROBERTSON) MARTIN; a son, Marion [MARTIN], of Indianapolis, and two brothers who reside in Liberty and Rushville, Ind. Services were held in Indianapolis.

Deane White
Mrs. Deane WHITE, 75, of Russiaville, Ind., died at noon Tuesday in the Kelly hospital, Argos. She was stricken with a heart ailment while visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary CLARK, of Bourbon. Mrs. [White] was born in Howard county, Ind., on Dec. 11, 1872.
She is survived by seven children. Her husband, Henry WHITE, preceded her in death a number of years ago.
The body will be removed from the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, to Russiaville where funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon.

Thursday, December 18, 1947

Delores Jenkinson
Mrs. Delores JENKINSON, Mishawaka, a sister to Mrs. Larry WILLIAMS, Rochester, was killed instantly at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Mishawaka when a New York Central freight train crashed into the car in which she was riding.
Her husband, Walter [JENKINSON], who was driving, was not seriously injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams went to Mishawaka as soon as they learned of the tragic news. In a telephone conversation with Tom BALDWIN, Mr. Williams said the crossing where the accident occurrred is almost a blind one. Cause of the accident has not yet been determined.
The train hit Mrs. Jenkinson's side of the car. At first it was believed Mr. Jenkinson, superintendent of the Triangle Tool & Die Company in Mishawaka, suffered a fractured skull.
Mrs. Jenkinson was killed on the same street on which she was born.
Funeral and burial services will be conducted in Mishawaka and the body is at the Keene funeral home.

Robert Joe Osborn
Robert Joe OSBORN, 62, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening at his home a half-mile north of the city on U.S. road 31. Mr. Osborn had been in failing health from a heart ailment since November 15.
He had been a resident of this city for approximately 30 years, and had only recently returned to Rochester after a few years residence in Detroit, Mich. For several years he served as city engineer under the Republican administration of the late Mayor Dr. J. L. BABCOCK. He supervised the installation of the city's new waterworks plant and system.
Mr. Osborn was born in Economy, Ind., September 25, 1885, the son of Elim and Agnes (PATTERSON) OSBORN. He was married to Mary WALDREN on August 29, 1909. The deceased was a graduate of Purdue University and followed the profession of a civil engineer and draftsman. In the latter vocation, he served with the old Rochester Bridge Co. for a number of years. Mr. Osborn was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and the Order of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Robert Elim [OSBORN], of Ithaca, N.Y.; a son, George E. [OSBORN], of West Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Charles GRAFT, of Tokyo, Japa; six grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, John [OSBORN], of Richmond, Ind.; Jesse [OSBORN, of Crown Poine; Miss Daisy OSBORN and Mrs. Ethel MARSHALL, both of Economy, and Mrs. Helen MASSEY, of Richmond.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist church with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The bod wil be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the residence "Friday morning where friends may call.

Friday, December 19, 1947

Clara A. Burns
Mrs. Clara A. POWELL BURNS, 86, died at her home in Akron Thursday afternoon after an illness of six weeks.
Mrs. Burns was born Jan. 26, 1859, near Mount Zion, the daughter of Isaac and Nancy POWELL. She was married to Robert G. BURNS in 1902. She was a member of Akron Methodist church and a resident of that community three years.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, Selden BURNS, Hammond, and Frank BURNS, Galien, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. L. D. ALDRIDGE, Fort Wayne, and three nieces.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupers funeral home until Saturday forenoon when it will be taken to the residence.

Dr. L. Eleanor Scull
Mrs. Emma SCULL received a telegram late Thursday evening informing her of the death of her sister-in-law, Dr. L. Eleanor "Nell" SCULL, which occurred earlier that evening in a hospital at Naples, Fla. Dr. Scull spent many of her summers at Lake Manitou and in Leiters Ford where she carried on her botanical and nature studies.
Dr. Scull for the past score of years was engaged in botanical work for the U.S. horticultural department and several of the state universities throughout the nation. She made many trips through the Everglades and in the tropical regions of the Florida Keys where she employed Seminoles as her guides. Dr. Scull also provided considerable data for the rcently published book "The Everglades."
For several years following her graduation from the Women's Medical College in Philadelphia, she was a staff member of the Crown Point and Hammond hospitals, specializing in the care of infants and children. During World War I she and another lady physician were in complete charge of a children's hospital at Fordham, N.Y. She returned to a Hammond hospital soon after the close of World War I where she was a staff member until ill health forced her retirement from that profession. It was at that time she followed her latter vocation as a naturalist and author. Dr. Scull was born at Zionsville, Ind., in September of 1866, the daughter of James F. and Emma SCULL. Her father for several years was superintendent of the Rochester city schools. She was a member of the Episcopal church of Hammond.
Survivors are a brother W. F. "Fritz" SCULL and a sister, Mrs. Alice UPHAM, both of Crown Point, Ind., and five nephews and nieces.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in an early edition of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, December 20, 1947

Rev. Edward H. Kennedy
Last rites for the Rev. Edward H. KENNEDY, 79, Kokomo, grandfather of Joe QUICK of this city, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Kokomo.
The Rev. Mr. Kennedy died Dec. 17 in his winter home in Jacksonville, Fla.
A minister for more than 50 years, he held charges in Amboy, Macy, Tippecanoe, and Silver Lake. He was a resident of Rocheter for a number of years.
Surviving are the widow; five children, Mrs. March HAYNES, Mrs. John P. FREDERICK and W. W. KENNEDY, of Kokomo; Mrs. Alpha QUICK, Lafayette; M. H. KENNEDY, Arlington, Va.; a brother, John KENNEDY, Chicago; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Monday, December 22, 1947

Hannah Belle Kepler
Mrs. Hannah Belle KEPLER, well known Rochester resident, died from a heart attack 7:30 Sunday evening while enroute to Woodlawn in an ambulance. Mrs. Kepler first became ill while on her way from her home 911 Madison street to the downtown district and stopped into the New York Candy Kitchen from where the ambulance was summoned when it became apparent she was critically ill. Mrs. Orlan KEPLER, who was summoned to the New York Candy Kitchen was with her aunt at the time she passed away. Previous to this fatal attack she had been enjoying exceptionally good health.
Mrs. Kepler was widely known throughout Fulton county and for many years she was associated with her husband, the late Charles KEPLER, in the Chevrolet agency in this city. This business was located 617 Main street in the buildings now occupied by the Indiana Gas & Water Co.
Hannah Belle [YODER], daugher of Benjamin and Sarah (DEWALD) YODER, was born Jan. 9, 1877 in the Pleasant Hill community, Miami county, Ind. On Jan. 4, 1899 she was married to Charles K. KEPLER who preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1936. The Keplers moved to Rochester from the Green Oak community in 1917. She was a member of the Green Oak Methodist church, the Rochester Rebekah lodge and the Green Oak club.
Survivors are two brothers, George YODER, of Burlington, Iowa; Benjamin YODER, of Peru; a nephew Orland KEPLER, of this ciy; two nieces, Mrs. Rose PLUNKETT, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Richard CLOUD, of South Bend and several other nieces and nephews residing out-of-town.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2 p.m., at the Rochester Methodist church with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery here. The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Walter True
Rochester relatives received word late Saturday of the death of Walter TRUE, 54, former Rochester resident, which occurred earlier Saturday at his home in Valier, Mo. He had resided in Missouri for the past 25 years.
Survivors here are a half-brother, William KEEL, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle McKAY. Fred TRUE of Chicago is an uncle.
No word was received concerning the funeral arrangements.

Russell McHatton
Russell McHATTON, 53, Winchester, son of Mrs. Anna McHATTON of Akron, was killed instantly Sunday in a headon collision 15 miles southwest of Marion.
Mrs. McHatton suffered shock and an injured shoulder while their daughter, Mrs. Jeannette BRIGGS of Chicago, escaped injury. Mr. and Mrs. E. N. BUSH, a passenger in the other auto, and their three-year-old daughter sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital at Marion. Mr. Bush, driver, was not hurt.
The McHattons were enroute to a Christmas party being staged in the Youth Building Sunday by his brother, Irvin of Akron.
The accident occurred when the Bush car attempted to pass a truck and collided with the McHatton veicle on state road 35.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin McHATTON, Robert SAUSAMAN, Lester PORTER, and Bill McHATTON of Akron left immediately for Marion when they learned of the wreck.
Mr. McHatton was born in the Yellow Creek neighborhood northeast of Akron and for the past 30 years has lived in Winchester.
He is survived by the mother and brother; the wife and daugher; two other daughters, Mrs. Helen HAMER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Evelyn BIDDLE, Chicago; another brother, Austin McHATTON, Hampton, Va.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church at Marion with burial there also.

Tuesday, December 23, 1947

Hannah Belle Kepler
The Rebekah Lodge members will assist in the final rites for their sister, Mrs. Belle KEPLER, which are being held two p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Methodist church. The Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS will be in charge of the services.

Winifred Benner and
Miriam Benner

Mrs. Winifred BENNER, 64, of Mishawaka, and her daughter, Miss Miriam BENNER, 30, of Argos, died today from injuries received when the automobile in which they were riding Monday was struck by a Nickel Plate passenger train in Argos.
Mrs. Benner suffered a mangled right leg, a skull fracture, and severe shock. Her daughter, who was driving, sustained a compound fracture of the right knee and cuts about the head and face.
Miss Benner told police they saw the flasher lights working but thought a freight train was on the siding. A fast Nickel Plate passenger train hit the car as it drove on the tracks.
Mrs. Benner lived in Mishawaka with another daughter, Mrs. Joseph KRING, and had been a resident of St. Joseph county all her life. She was born Sept. 28, 1882, in South Bend, the daughter of Patrick and Laura HUGHES.
Mrs. Benner was married to William BENNER July 23, 1922, in South Bend. He preceded her in death in 1946. She was a member of the Osceola Methodist church.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Kring, include another daughtrer, Mrs. Vera BEATY, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel HOLLAND, Lapaz, and Mrs. Jacob SNYDER, Plymouth; one brother, James HUGHES, South Bend and six grandchildren.
Miss Benner has lived five miles southeast of Argos for the last few years serving as housekeeper for Clarence NULF. She was the daughter of William and Winifred Benner.
She is survived by two sistrs, Mrs. Joseph KRING, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Vera BEATY, Plymouth.
Double funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Osceola Methodist church with the Rev. Mr. SNYDER, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery there.
The bodies are at the Grossman funeral home where friends may call until Friday noon when they will be taken to the Osceola church.

Wednesday, December 24, 1947

[no obits]

Thursday, December 25, 1947

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, December 26, 1947

A. D. Mutchler
Rochester relatives have received word of the death of A. D. MUTCHLER, 71, which occurred Wednesday at his home in Miami, Fla. He had been in ill health for several weeks but his condition had not been regarded as serious.
In 1900 he was married to Miss Della CRABBS, a sister of Mrs. John PASCHALL, of this city, who preceded him in death in April, 1928. To this union one daughter, Mrs. Rae CLOUGH, was born. Mrs. Clough is a resident of Plymouth, Ind.
Several years later, Mr. Mutchler moved to Florida, where he married and he and Mrs. Mutchler came to Rochester for a visit with relatives last September.
Survivors, other than those mentioned above, are his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Clara REESE and Mrs. Mayme THOMPSON, both of this city; a granddaugter, Kay CLOUGH, of Plymouth, two brothers residing in Michigan, and several nieces and nephews also residing in Rochester.
Funeral and burial services were held in Miami, Fla., today.

Cory Harper Vandegrift
Funeral services for Cory Harper VANDEGRIFT, 91, who died Thursday at his home three and one-half miles northeast of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home with Dr. C. T. HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
A life resident of Fulton county, Mr. Vandegrift was born March 13, 1856, the son of Richard and Nancy HARPER VANDEGRIFT. He married Mary E. BREEZE Oct. 2, 1884. A retired farmer, he and his wife had lived at their present residence 45 years.
Survivors, besides the wife, are a son, Quincy VANDEGRIFT, Milwaukee, Wis.; two grandchildren, Richard Gibbs VANDEGRIFT and Mrs. Jean EBBLER, both of Milwaukee; and a sister, Mrs. Effie HAYWARD, Chicago.
A son, Hugh VANDEGRIFT, preceded him in death.
The body will be at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home until time of service.

Oliver Darl Lamborn
Mr. and Mrs. Garfield HANSON and Robert CAYWOOD were called to Sturgis, Mich., Christmas Eve on account of the accidental death of Mrs. Hanson's brother, Oliver Darl LAMBORN, 42, of Sturgis.
Mr. and Mrs. Lamborn and family were enroute to spend the Christmas holidays with the Hansons when Mr. Lamborn was killed on U.S. highway 20 near Middlebury, Ind., while attempting to help another motorist who was in trouble.
The Sturgis man was crushed to death by a truck which turned into the Middlebury road to avoid the wreckage of an accident on Road 20. Lamborn was dashing away from the side of his auto, to help, when he met instant death, state police said.
As he drew up to the intersection, Lamborn saw two vehicles crash at the intrsection. He parked his car properly and got out, intending to help the injured, if any.
Approaching the wreckage on the U. S. road was a tractor and trailer driven by Conrad MILLER, 29, of Philadelphia. He saw the cluttered road and served into the county road intersection. The wheels of his truck bore Lamborn to the pavement and passed over his body.
Mr. Lamborn was born and reared in Kewanna, where he still has a host of fiends and relatives. His father was formerly a partner in the Harrison & Lamborn funeral home, Kewanna.
Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy PEAR of Rochester; three sons, Richard [LAMBORN], Jimmie [LAMBORN] and Douglas [LAMBORN], all at home; a brother, Clifford LAMBORN, of Plymouth; four sisters, Mrs. Marjorie HANSON of Rochester; Alice SAILORS, Opal THORNSBERRY and Ann BLUE, all of Sturgis, Mich.
The funeral services will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. at Sturgis, Mich.

Saturday, December 27, 1947

Henry E. Ringle
Henry E. RINGLE, 80, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at a state hospital in Logansport after an illness of five years.
His farm residence was six miles south of Argos.
Born in Bremen Nov. 16, 1867, Mr. Ringle came to Argos 18 years ago. His first wife preceded him in death in 1898. He married Josephine WILLIAMS of Bremen in 1900. Mr. Ringle was a member of the First Christian church at South Bend.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two sons, Cleo [RINGLE] and Oren RINGLE of Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Leona McCUNE of Argos; two brothers, Lee [RINGLE], Bremen, and Charles RINGLE, Baroda, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Agnes YOUNG, South Bend, and six grandchildren.
The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home at Argos until 12:30 p.m. Monday when it will be removed to the Poplar Grove church to lie in state until 1:30 p.m. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. DAVIDSON of the First Christian church in South Bend. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.

Samuel Nichols
Samuel NICHOLS, 80, died this morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde KEENEY, Fort Wayne, after an illness of several weeks.
A life resident of Grass Creek, he was a retired railroad employee and was a member of the Grass Creek Evangelical United Brethren church. His wife preceded him in death.
Mr. Nichols is survived by several children and grandchildren.
The body will be brought to the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Funeral arrangements are not complete.

John McKitrick
Mrs. W. O. KILMER of East Ninth street received word on Christmas Day that her brother, John McKITRICK, 82, died that afternoon at Kiowa, Kans. of pneumonia following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some time.
Mr. McKitrick was a carpenter and lived in this community until he went to Kansas 35 or 40 years ago. His wife, who survives, was the former Lou BUNN of Rochester. Besides Mrs. Kilmer, another sister survives in Oklahoma. There are a number of children and grandchildren in Kansas.
Services were to be held this aftrnoon in Kiowa, with burial there.

Devere Fishburn
Mr. and Mrs. Donald FISHBURN of two and one-half miles west of Argos have been notified that the body of their son, S/Sgt. Devere FISHBURN, will arrive in Argos Jan. 13. He was killed in action Mar. 10, 1945, at Honnef, Germany.
The Argos post of the American Legion is planning services for Sgt. Fishbrn which will include the Argos community who were killed. His body is the first to be returned to the community from World War II.
A member of the 311th infantry regiment of the 78th division, Sgt. Fishburn was killed by machine gun fire. He was in an anti-tank unit.
Surviving besides the parents are the wife, Ruth [FISHBURN], and son, Ross [FISHBURN], of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Bud - - - - -; brothers, Roy [FISHBURN] and Loy [FISHBURN], at home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade FISHBURN and Mrs. Rosie IRWIN, all of Argos.

Monday, December 29, 1947

Samuel S. Nichol
Funeral services for Samuel S. NICHOL, 84, who died Saturday morning at the home of a daughter in Fort Wayne, were conducted today in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna by the Rev. Walter LUGIBIHL of Fort Wayne. Burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
The Kewanna Masonic lodge had charge of the services.
A section track foreman for the Pennsylvania railroad 38 years, Mr. Nichol lived in the Grass Creek vicinity 45 years. He was a talented musician and directed several choirs in this county.
He married Eva A. BANES Oct. 27, 1887, who preceded him in death. Mr. Nichol was a member of the Brazil Masonic lodge and later transferred his membership to the Kewanna organization. He received a 50-year Masonic pin last October. He was a member of the Grass Creek Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors include four sons, Frank [NICHOL], San Francisco; Paul [NICHOL], Santa Fe, New Mexico; Ralph [NICHOL], Pittsburgh, and Ray [NICHOL], Cheboygan, Mich.; six daughters, Mrs. Charles COSTELLA, Royal Center; Mrs. Leroy BONNELL, Mishawaka; Mrs. Elva FIRMS, St. Louis; Mrs. Elma FRANCH and Mrs. Russell FRASER, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Ruth KEENEY, Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, December 30, 1947

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Wednesday, December 31, 1947

Cecil P. Hauser
Funeral services for Cecil P. HAUSER, 43, who died Tuesday in Healthwin sanitarium at South Bend, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hay funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in Southlawn cemetery. Mr. Hauser is the brother of Frank HAUSER of Rochester and John HAUSER of Fletcher's Lake. The deceased was employed by the Studebaker corporation before his illness. He is survived by the wife, the former Nancy CARR; a daughter; two sisters, and five brothers.