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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1948

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

700 Pontiac Street

Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1948

Friday, January 2, 1948

J. Newton McQuern
J. Newton McQUERN, 93, died in a Springfield, O., hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 31. For the past several years he has been living at the Pythian Home in Springfield. Mr. McQuersn suffered a fractured hip on Christmas morning and was immediately taken to the hospital.
The deceased was born and reared in Rochster, but for a long number of years he engaged in the contracting busines in Canton, O. He retired from active business several yeas ago at which time entered the Pythian Home.
Survivors are a grandson, James McQUERN, Canton, O.; a sister, Mrs. William ZELLER of Rochester and several nieces and nephews. He visited rlatives in Rochester every year and was enjoying exceptionally fair health up until his accident on Christmas Day.
Funeral services were held today in Springfield and buriel will be made in a Navarre, O., cemetery, Saturday.

William Elias Kinzie
William Elias KINZIE, farmer residing in the Oak Grove neighborhood near Culver, passed away Wednesday evening at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health a week.
Mr. Kinzie was born at Silver Lake, Ind., on December 28, 1869, and had resided in the vicinity of Culver for practically all of his life.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Eva EBERLY, Lake City, Mich.; a niece and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2. p.m. in the Ober church, with Rev. Ray STANTON of Knox officiating. Interment will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. The body lies in state at the Easterday funeral home, Culver.

Saturday, January 3, 1948

Glen Cole
Word has been received here of the death of Glen COLE, former resident, which occurred last Sunday at Hollywood, Fla. For a number of years he was superintendent of the plant of the Rochester Sentinel and later went to Plymouth. Recently he had been a printer in the composing room of the Indianapolis Star. He was born at Camden and the funeral services were held there Wednesday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and one sister.
Monday, January 5, 1948

Cecil LaBelle
Cecil LaBELLE, cashier and director of gates, of Cole Bros. Circus, died suddenly today at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Death came as the result of a heart attack according to a message received by Zack TERRELL, owner of the circus. The deceased is survived by a wife and two daughters. The funeral will be held Tuesday at the Fanning Funeral Home at Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. LaBelle was connected with the Cole Bros Circus since its founding and will be remembered by many local people.

Tuesday, January 6, 1948

Lora Godwin
Funeral services for Mrs. Lora GODWIN, former Akron resident who died Sunday at a daughter's home in Whiting, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER will preside and burial will be at South Whitley.
Mrs. Godwin was the widow of the Rev. I. R. GODWIN, pastor of the Akron Methodist church for a number of years. After his retirement, the couple moved back to Akron where they lived until his death Nov. 21, 1942, when she went to live with her children.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. M. L. MULLINS of Whiting, Mrs. Howard H. CHENOWETH of Lynn, Ind., Mrs. H. W. GREENWOOD of Perrysburg, O., Mrs. B. C. KURMAN of Beech Grove, Mo., and Mrs. Robert SEALORD of Bay Village, O.; three sons, Maj. J. E. GODWIN in the U. S. Army, John W. GODWIN of Richmond, and Wendell R. GODWIN of Hutchinson, Kans; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph PINICLE of Amherst, Mass., Mrs. Alice LARKIN of River Rouge, Mich., and Mrs. Viola ZIMMERMAN of Pennsylvania.
The services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The lack of telephone facilities, damaged by the storm, prvented arrangements to have the body brought to Akron for any length of time prior to the service. Further obituary details will be in Wednesday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Joseph Van Lue
Funeral services for Joseph Van LUE, who died in the Mentone clinic Sunday night, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Brethren church.
A well-known farmer in the Argos neighborhood, Mr. Van Lue was born in Argos and spent most of his life there.
Surviving are his wife, the former Anna BRAGUNIER; a daughter, Mrs. Treva WEAVER, Akron; a son, William J. [Van LUE], at home; his father, Lee Van LUE, of near Tippecanoe; a sister, Mrs. Orren MILLER, near Tippecanoe; two brothers, Roy [Van LUE] of Lakeville, and Fred [Van LUE] of South Bend.

Alfred R. Anderson
Services for Alfred R. ANDERSON, 68, of Mishawaka, a former native of Rochester who died Monday afternoon, will be at 2 p.m. in the Bubb funeral home in South Bend with burial in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetry in South Bend.
Married to the former Luella PATTEE of Rochester, Mr. Anderson was born in Fulton county Sept. 23, 1881, he was an employee of the South Bend Toy Manufacturing company and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 453. Survivors include the wife, five daughters, three sisters, one step-brother, sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Harold Maurice Bryant
The body of Private First Class Harold Maurice BRYANT, age 19, who died in the service of his country in the battle of the bulge in Belgium, on Dec. 24, 1944, will arrive in Culver Tuesday, Jan. 13.
An American Legion escort will accompany the body from the train at Hibbard, to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley BRYANT, one mile south of the intersection of state road 17 and 110 and two miles east just west of the Mt. Hope church.
Funeral services will be held at the Culver Evangelical United Brethren church at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15. The Rev. S. W. JOINER of Plymouth and the Rev. F. C. WACKNITZ of Culver will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery.
Pfc. Bryant was born at Argos and attended school there and at Culver. He enlisted in the Army March 8, 1944 and received his training at Camp Blanding, Fla., and Camp Maxey, Tex., and was sent overseas in September, 1944, where he served with Company H, 393rd Infanry.
Surviving are his parents; one sister, Mrs. Alice GARNER, Plymouth; three brothers, Henry [BRYANT] and Herberdean [BRYANT], both of LaPorte, and Hilton [BRYANT], at home.

Floyd S. Campbell
Funeral services were held at Edmonds Funeral Home at Chesterton, Ind., Sunday, for a former Fulton county resident, Floyd S. CAMPBELL, of Porter, Ind.
Mr. Campbell was born near Lake, Bruce, Dec. 6, 1882, son of John Daniel and Ella (MILLER) CAMPBELL. Following the death of his father he came to Aubbeenaubbee township where he spent his early youth, reared in the Christopher CAMPBELL home, south of Leiters Ford. Upon completing his schooling here where he became a telegrapher. [sic]
On Oct. 3, 1907, at the Fred MEISER farm home north of Leiters Ford, he was married to Miss Jessie MEISER, a school teacher, the Rev. WHITTAKER performed the ceremony. The couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell became residents of Porter in 1918, and had received the gold key and chain from the Order of Railroad Telegraphers for 25 years continuous service and was due to retire Jan. 1, 1948.
Mr. Campbell suffered a heart attack early in September and had been confined to his bed until his death on New Year's morning, following an embolism and complications.
Survivors are the widow; one son, Dr. Robert CAMPBELL and one daughter, Mrs. Jean KAEHLER, and six grandchildren all of Chesterton; one brother, Lester CAMPBELL, of Pontiac, Mich., and a half-brother, Perry WENTZEL of South Bend.
The Rev. SOUTH, a neighbor at Porter and who resided at Leiters Ford in 1906-1907, officiated at the final rites. Burial was at the Chesterton cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh CAMPBELL, Mrs. Jesse WILLIAMS of Leiters Ford, John James and W. MEISER of Winamac, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. CAMPBELL, Dr. and Mrs. BEUDLER of Gary attended the services.

Wednesday, January 7, 1948

Charles G. Horton
Funeral services for Charles G. HORTON, 81, who died Tuesday evening at his home five miles south of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. G. R. CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Hoton was ill five weeks.
A native of Miami county, Mr. Horton was born Aug. 22, 1861, the son of Thomas H. and Harriett FENNIMORE HORTON. He married Emma HICKS June 6, 1886. She preceded him in death.
Survivors are two sons and two daughters, Ray [HORTON], Rochester, Glen [HORTON], Sidell, Ill.; Mrs. E. MATHIAS, Rochester, Mrs. Phil MILLER, Rochester; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Al HORTON, Macy; three half-sisters, Mrs. Mae FENTERS, Macy, Mrs. Myrtle BACON, Akron, Mrs. Lela ALSPACH, Rochester.
The body was taken to the residence this afternoon from the Ditmir funeral home at Fulton.

William Lester Wilson
William Lester WILSON, 57, Plymouth, died at 9 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth after being seriously injured in an automobile accident at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday five miles west of Donaldson on Road 30.
Mr. Wilson is the son of Mrs. Belle WILSON, 225 East 14th street.
Formerly employed in the Ross Book Store here, he was enroute to his home from a business trip in Michigan. A blinding showstorm caused his car to skid in the path of an oncoming truck.
Born Aug. 23, 1890, at Leiters Ford, Mr. Wilson was the son of William and Belle JOHNSON WILSON. He married the former Estelle COPLEN of Rochester Aug. 28, 1912. He was a reprsentaive of the Commercial Tades Institute of Chicago.
Survivors include the wife at home, two sons, Robert [WILSON] and William [WILSON], Plymouth; the mother, Mrs. Belle WILSON, Rocheter; two sisters, Mrs. Ada SMITH and Mrs. Lennie WALTERS, Rochester; one brother, Malcom [WILSON], of California; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Arnold Frantz
An investigation is being made by Kosciusko county authorities to learn if Arnold FRANTZ, 36, Claypool farmer, committed suicide or was accidentally shot near his home Monday.
He is the half-brother of Mrs. Herbert GILLILAND, 1105 South Elm street, Rochester.
Frantz died Monday afternoon in MacDonald hospital in Warsaw where he was taken after being found by Herbert PRICE, a neighbor, and L. C. CRAWFORD, manager of the Claypool elevator. He was shot through the heart.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, Roger [FRANTZ] and Howard [FRANTZ]; a brother, Ervin FRANTZ, Elkhart; two half-sisters, Mrs. Curtis MICHAEL, LaPorte, and Mrs. Gilliland, and a half-brother, Aeyl FRANTZ.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, January 8, 1948

William Lester Wilson
Funeral services for William Lester WILSON will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. 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 wher friends may call.

Friday, January 9, 1948

Donald O. Fishburn
Family funeral services for S/Sgt Donald O. FISHBURN, Plymouth, whose body is being returned to Argos for burial, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Clyde JOSEPH, pastor of the Blissville Brethren church, officiating.
Burial will be in he New Oakhill cemetery.
The community memorial service planned at Argos will be held Tuesday with the Lowell Corey American Legion post in charge of the services.
The casketed remains of the soldier, first of Argos dead to be returned from foreign shores, will arrive in Argos at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday at the Nickel Plate station. The body will be accompanied by Sgt. Gerald GILBERTSON of the American Graves Registration Division.
The Legion post members will escort the body to the Grossman funeral home where a symbolic service honoring all war dead from Argos will be conducted by Legion chaplain Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor of the Methodist church.
Sergeant Fishburn was inducted into the army Sept. 1, 1942. He served overseas with the 78th Division and was a machine-gunner. He was promoted to corporal Jan. 12, 1943. He was reported missing in action March 8, 1945, and on March 28 was reported killed in Germany, the date of his death fixed as of March 10, 1945.
S/Sgt Fishburn was born in 1920 in South Bend, the son of Donald and Crystal FISHBURN of Argos. He married Ruth Leona ROSS in 1943 at Plymouth.
Survivors, besides the parents and widow, include a sister, Mrs. Bonnie SOLOMON, Plymouth, and two brothers, Roy [FISHBURN] and Lloyd [FISHBURN] of Argos.

Saturday, January 10, 1948 to Monday, January 12, 1948

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Tuesday, January 13, 1948

Raymond C. Davidson
The body of Pfc. Raymond C. DAVIDSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. DAVIDSON of route two, Rochester, arrived in Rochester this afternoon for burial. He lost his life in westrn Germany during World War II.
Survivors besides the parents include two sisters, Elizabeth [DAVIDSON] and Mary Ann [DAVIDSON], and two brothers, Charles [DAVIDSON] and Dickie [DAVIDSON]
Graveside services in the IOOF cemetery will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the American Legion in charge, with color guard and pall bearers from the Legion membership. The Rev. F. R. BRIGGS will officiate.
The body was brought to the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home from the Prevo funeral home at Monticello.

Gary Wayne Hayden
Gary Wayne HAYDEN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack HAYDEN, died at 6 a.m. today at the Hayden home near Lake Manitou. The child was born Nov. 9, 1947. Besides the parents, a brother, Jack William [HAYDEN], survives.
Funeral services will be at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. F. R. BRIGGS will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Friands may call at the funeral home.

James G. Campbell
Rochester friends today received word of the death of the Rev. James G. CAMPBELL, retired Methodist minister, which occurred this morning at his home in Greencastle, Ind.
The Rev. Campbell was pastor of the Rochester Methodist church for a few years prior to the outbreak of World War I and will be remembered by the older people of this community.
Funeral services are to be held Thursday 1 p.m. at the Gowen Memorial Chapel, in Greencastle.

Mrs. A. R. Steenbergen
Word was received here of the death of Mrs. A. R. STEENBERGEN, 88, Hamilton, O., by her son, Marcus Henry STEENBERGEN, Rochester.
She died in the home of her son, the Rev. T. J. STEENBERGEN, in that city. He formerly was pastor at the Rochester Church of God for several years.
Two other sons who are well known in this community are Maurice [STEENBERGEN] of Ohio, and James STEENBERGEN of Kentucky.
Marcus Steenbergen will leave for Hamilton soon where he will attend funeral services for his [mother].

Paul Gudenburr
Legion and VFW funeral services for Pvt. Paul GUDENBURR, 36, native of Pittsburgh, Pa., but who entered service from Fulton county, will be conducted Thursday at the Easterday funeral home in Culver.
With the army escort are Mr. and Mrs. John SAPIO, Hattenfield, N.J., parents of Charles SAPIO, an army friend of Gudenburr who was killed on the same day, January 8, 1945, in the Battle of the Bulge. The Sapios flew to Chicago to accompany the body here.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Pvt. Gudenburr, husband of Mrs. Deloris BUCHANAN GUDENBURR, route 1, Lucerne, was a barber at Peru before entering the service from Fulton county. Survivors are his wife, a nurse at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru; a three-year-old daughter; a sister; two brothers; grandmother and step-father, all of Pittsburgh.
Interment will be in the Metea cemetery.

Walter True
Rochester relatives have just received a complete report of the recent death of Walter True, former resident, which occurred in Valler, Mont., on December 20. Following is an article which appeared in the Valler newspaper:
"Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 22, for Walter TRUE, one of the best-known and well-liked residents of this vicinity, at the Baptist church with Rev. F. S. MERCER conducting the services.
"Mr. True passed away early Saturday morning at the Conrad hospital following a heart attack. He had been a resident of this section for the past 24 years and was working as watermaster for the Indian service on the reservation. Interment was held in the Lakeview cemetery.
"Walter Leroy TRUE was born in Rochester, Ind., Sept. 3, 1892 to Melvin and Tryphenia TRUE. He was married in 1913 to Mary Ethel STOFER and came to Kalispell in 1923. The family moved to the reservation north of Valler in 1926 where Mr. True worked as a ditch rider. From 1931 to 1939 the Trues lived at Ronan, Mont., returning to the reservation where he served as watermaster until his death.
Those left to mourn him are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Isabelle) GARDNER, of Round Butte and Mrs. Harold (Helen) JOHNSON of Valler; one step-son, Jacob STOFER at Lewistown; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle McCAY, of Rochster, Ind.; one brother, Mervin [TRUE] of San Lorenzo, Calif.; one half-brother, William KEEL, also of Rochester; twelve grandchildren and numerous relatives in the East. One daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Evelyn) INGRAHAM, preceded him in death in 1938."

Clayton L. Doutt
Clayton L. DOUTT, 73, Argos painter and tinner, died at 11:45 hospital at Plymouth. [sic] He had been in ill health the last three years, suffering from a heart ailment.
Born at Warsaw Sept. 18, 1874, to Reuben and Prunilla DOUTT, Clayton Doutt moved to Argos 47 years ago. On March 6, 1901, he married Ada STULTS at Argos.
Mr. Doutt was a member of the IOOF, the Masonic lodge and the Knights of Pythias.
Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn CRANE of Tippecanoe and Mrs. Dorothy BAIRD of Fulton; four sons, Carl [DOUTT] of Rockwood, Mich., Ray [DOUTT] of Chicago, Gerald [DOUTT] of Osceola, and Everett [DOUTT] of Beach City, O.; a half-brother, Sam DOUTT of Huntington Park, Calif., and eight grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at the Grossman funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 14, 1948

Dave C. Gamble
Levi P. MOORE and members of the Chester White Swine Journal received word late yesterday of the tragic death of Dave C. GAMBLE, who was killed in Lima, Ohio Monday in a gradecrossing accident.
Mr. Gamble, owner of Gold Leaf Mineral Farms, near Lima was one of the foremost Chester White swine breeders in the mid-west area. He had often visited The Chester White Journal offices in this city and had many friends here.
He is survived by the widow and son, both of Lima.
Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon at the Lewis funeral home in that city.

Alva M. Stockberger
Alva M. STOCKBERGER, 90, lifelong resident of Fulton and Marshall counties, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:25 o'clock in his home six miles southeast of Argos. Death was attributed to complications following a stroke. He had been in failing health for the past two years. Mr. Stockberger, who retired from farming several years ago, had many friends throughout the above-mentioned counties.
He was born in Fulton county on December 22, 1857, the son of Solomon and Frances STOCKBERGER. On July 24, 1879, he was married to Mary Ann THORNBERG. Mr. Stockberger was a member of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Luther [STOCKBERGER] at home; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl UMBAUGH, Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Frank [STOCKBERGER], of Forest, Ind., and Clem [STOCKBERGER], of New Port Richey, Fla.; fifteen grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. A. R. Steenbergen
Marcus STEENBERGEN is in Hamilton, O., today attending funeral services of his mother, Mrs. A. R. STEENBERGEN, 88, who died Monday at the home of another son, the Rev. T. J. STEENBERGEN, a former pastor of the Rochester Church of God.

Thursday, January 15, 1948

Alva M. Stockberger
Funeral services for Alva M. STOCKBERGER, 90, life rsident of Argos who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home atArgos with the Rev. T. J. LUKE officiating. Burial will be made in the Reister cemetery near Talma.

A. L. Tidrick
The Rev. A. L. TIDRICK of Carlisle, formerly a pastor in Fulton, was buried last Saturday after succumbing to injuries suffered in an auto accident two weeks ago.
The Rev. Mr. Tidrick served as minister of the Fulton Baptist church for six years. It was during his pastorate that the Baptist temple was constructed.

Frances White
Mrs. Roy HESS of Rochester received word today [that] her aunt, Mrs. Frances WHITE, 79, died at the Miss Jones Rest Haven home in Logansport, Wednesday.
Services for Mrs. White will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Kentland.

Edith Harrison
Mrs. Edith HARRISON, 72, wife of Thomas HARRISON, Kewanna undertaker, died suddenly Wednesday evening at her home after an illness of several years.
Born July 10, 1875, Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of Jeremiah and Mariah PHERSON. She was a life member of the Kewanna Methodist church. Her husband, Thomas, began the undertaking business in Royal Center but later came to Kewanna where he has remained for many years.
Services for Mrs. Harrison will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Methodist church with the Rev. G. P. BURDON officiating. The body was taken to the Zimmerman chapel where it will lie in state until 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Survivors include the husband, a son, Paul [HARRISON] of Kewanna; and four granddaughters, Shirley, Jean, Sue and Thelma HARRISON of Lucerne.

Friday, January 16, 1948

Dean Beatty
Dean BEATTY, 55, well known resident of Argos, died at 5 a.m. today at his home on Railroad street, Argos. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Beatty was born in Argos May 21, 1892 and all of his life had been spent in the community where he was employed as a laborer. On March 3, 1915 he was married to Eva LOLOMAUGH. He was the son of Ernest and Minnie BEATTY.
Survivors are his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Stella SELMIER, of Indianapolis and Mrs. Margaret CEASAR, of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos with the Rev. T. J. LAKE officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Addie E. Scull
Word was just received here today of the death of Mrs. Addie E. SCULL, former resident of Rochester, which occurred late in November. Lyon TERRY, also a former resident and now a vice president of the Chase National Bank, New York, wrote The News-Sentinel of Mrs. Scull's passing at Tarrytown, N.Y., where her nephew, Emerson AXE, resides.
Mrs. Addie E. Scull, who was born in Argos on Dec. 16, 185 [sic] and who for many years was a resident of this city, passed away shortly before her ninety-seventh birthday, on Nov. 29, 1947. Emerson Wirt AXE and his wife were with her.
As Miss Addie WERT she married Francis Carey KENDRICK, a well known Rochester business man. Several years after Mr. Kendrick's death she remarried. Professor James F. SCULL to whom she re-married in 1902 was for a long time superintendent of Rochester schools.
Mrs. Scull was a member of the Indiana Club of New York and enjoyed entertaining old friends from Indiana at her home. She was a loyal Hoosier and recalled clearly her early days in northerin Indiana. Born six years before the Civil War commenced, she could remember Indians as a common sight, and her father, Dr. Archibald WIRT, who was a pioneer physician, traveling on horseback to visit his patients, carrying medicine, particularly quinine to combat the malaria epidemics, frequent in those strenuous days, in saddlebags.
While Mrs. Scull had been under medical and nursing care because of the frailty of her age, and the blindness of the last few years, she did not suffer any disease whatever. She lost her usual good spirits after the death of her sister, Mrs. Mary AXE, last summer and became gradually a little weaker all the time, finally passing away quitely in sleep.

Charles G. Horton
Charles G. HORTON was born one mile west of Macy, Indiana, August 22, 1861, and departed this life January 6, 1948, at his farm home south of Green Oak where he had resided for 61 years. He was 86 years of age.
He was the son of Grimes and Harriet FENNIMOE HORTON. On June 5, 1886, he was united in marriage with Emma HICKS who preceded him in death November 6, 1920.
Survivors are four children, Mrs. Nell MATHIAS, and Ray [HORTON], of Rochester, Glen [HORTON] of Sidell, Ill., and Mrs. Velma MILLER of Rochester; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Addison HORTON, Macy; three half-sisters, Mrs. May FENTERS of Macy, Mrs. Myrtle BACON of Akron and Mrs. Lela ALSPACH of Rochester. - - -

Saturday, January 17, 1948

Mrs. William Goodwin
Funeral services for Mrs. William GOODWIN, 91, of near Mt. Zion community, who died Wednesday morning at her home, were held at 2 p.m. today in the Frye and Lange funeral home in Winamac.
Born Dec. 16, 1856, Mrs. Goodwin was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patterson MOORE of Grant county. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin attended Mt. Zion church when her health permitted.
She is survived by the husband, William [GOODWIN]; two daughters, Mrs. Lillie PASSMORE and Mrs. Jane BUDD of Winamac; three sons, Fred [GOODWIN], Harve [GOODWIN], and Homer GOODWIN, all of Jackson, Mich.; twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers.

Monday, January 19, 1948

Clinton Miller
Clinton MILLER, 79, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles GEIER, one mile north of Rochester.
Born Sept. 17, 1867, in Fulton county, Mr. Miller was the son of Boyd and Margaret MILLER. He married the former Ida GUISE in 1887 in Fulton county. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fulton Evangelical United Brethren church.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Walter HOUSE and Mrs. Charles GUISE of Rochester, and Mrs. Richard HENDERSON of Kewanna; a son, Cecil [MILLER], at Royal Center, and another, Roscoe [MILLER], at the Marion Soldiers Home; six grandchildren. A son, Francis [MILLER], preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home. Funeral services have not been completed.

L. J. Scheidt
L. J. SCHEIDT, father of Mrs. W. J. SCHROER of this city, died Sunday morning at his home in Columbus, Indiana.
A clothing merchant in Columbus 27 years, Mr. Scheidt served at St. Peter's Lutheran church there as chairman for more than 20 years.
He is well known in Rochester having made frequent visits here.
He is survived by seven children, Lawrence and Paul SCHEIDT of Columbus; the Rev. Arthur SCHEIDT of Vincennes; Louis SCHEIDT, Jr., Manasquan, N.J.; Mrs. Clarence RITTMAN of Vadakangulam, India, Mrs. Ed ANDERSON of Columbus, and Mrs. Schroer, and nineteen grandchildren.
Mrs. Schroer has gone to Columbus where services will be held Wednesday afternoon.
William, Louis, Robert, and the Rev. Mr. SCHROER will go there Wednesday and return the following day.
Mr. Scheidt's grandsons will act as pall-bearers.

Samuel A. Wenger
Samuel A. WENGER, 78, 109 Jefferson street, died early today at the Logansport hospital after having been in failing health several years.
A resident of Rochester most of his life, Mr. Wenger was born June 4, 1869, here and was the son of William Henry and Catharine WISER WENGER. He was married three times, first to Sarah MERILL and then to Lucinda BRICKEL. A third marriage was entered into with Ethel WOODCOX March 7, 1941. A laborer, he was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors besides the wife, are a son, Harry [WENGER], Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fay RUSSELL, Rochester; two step-sons, Omer BRICKEL, Anderson, and Harry BRICKEL, Anderson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial wll be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call after Tuesday noon.

Tuesday, January 20, 1948

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Wednesday, January 21, 1948

Nora McMillen
Mrs. Nora McMILLEN, 72, Argos, died at 3:10 a.m. today in the Ewing Nursing Home where she had been for 11 weeks.
Mrs. McMillen was born in Fulton county Sept. 2, 1875, and lived in the county most of her married life. She was the daughter of Henry and Susan LEAVELL and a member of the St. John's Lutheran church. Her husband, William [McMILLEN], preceded her in death in May of 1945.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the local Lutheran church with the Rev. William SCHROER officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home until 12:30 p.m. Friday when the body will be taken to the church.
Survivors include two sons, Roy [McMILLEN] of Lebanon and Wilbur [McMILLEN] of South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine DAWALD, Mrs. Emma BORDEN, and Mrs. Eva UMBAUGH, Rochster; Mrs. Jeal [sic] FISHER, Mentone; one brother, Delbert LEAVELL, of Mentone.

Clinton Miller
Funeral services for Clinton MILLER, 79, who died Sunday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles GEIER, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster funeral home by the Rev. Robert WARD, pastor of the St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Thursday, January 22, 1948

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Friday, January 23, 1948

James A. Marsh
Funeral services for James A. MARSH, 91, Fletcher's Lake, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer EYTCHESON, Thursday will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire chapel at Fulton with the Rev. Robert PRINZING, pastor of the Fulton Baptist church, officiating.
Mr. Marsh had been ill two weeks.
The son of Anthony and Elizabeth McCOY MARSH, he was born Aug. 11, 1856, near New Waverly. He was married April 7, 1881 to Henrietta MORRIS. He lived in the Fulton vicinity most of his life and was a farmer.
Survivors, besides the wife, include seven children, Clarence [MARSH] of Akron, Ora [MARSH] of Rochester, Marion [MARSH] of Michigan, Floyd [MARSH] of Fulton, Mrs. Elmer EYTCHESON of Fulton, Mrs. Clyde LEAVELL of Fulton, Mrs. Charles WAGONER of Rochester. A sister, Mrs. Etta PONTIOUS of Warren, also survives. The body will be taken from the Ditmire chapel to the residence Saturday afternoon where friends may call.

Saturday, January 24, 1948

Jesse Newell
Funeral services for Jesse NEWELL, 57, Mentone resident who died at his home early Thursday, will be at Johns Funeral Home in Mentone Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Newell, a life resident of Kosciusko county, had been in ill health for more than 10 years. He was a farmer until ill health forced his retirement, and at the time of his death was night watchman for the Mentone Lumber Company. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
Survivors include the wife, the former Falsom NEER; a son, John [NEWELL], and two daughters, Mrs. Elnora COPLEN and Mrs. Frances GIBBS, all of Mentone; another daughter at Warsaw; a brother, George NEWELL, of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence BRIGHT of Rochster, Mrs. Martha HUNTER of Bluffton, Mrs. Jim HUBBARD of Tiosa and Mrs. Eligh McINTYRE of Tippecanoe and five grandchildren.

Monday, January 26, 1948

Violet Bradley
Mrs. Violet BRADLEY, 84, died Sunday at the home of her son, Ivan BRADLEY, who lives one-half mile north of the Burton Methodist church.
She had been ill six months. Born Feb. 15, 1863, in Foyd county, Kentucky, Mrs. Bradley had been a resident of Fulton county four years. She was married to Bill BRADLEY in Kentucky and was a member of the Pentacostal Church of God at Silver Lake.
Survivors include five sons, Ivan [BRADLEY] and Oscar [BRADLEY] of Rochester; Richard [BRADLEY] of Silver Lake, Greene [BRADLEY] of Liberty Mills, and Lewis [BRADLEY] of New Albany; a daughter, Mrs. Grace BRADLEY of McArthur, O.; five brothers, and fifty-three grandchildren. Four children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m.Wednesday at the residence with the Rev. Silas HAYES and the Rev. Willis WHITAKER officiating. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery east of Talma. The body will be taken to Ivan Bradley's residence from the Foster funeral home Tuesday evening.

Una Dell Berry
Funeral services were conducted Friday for Miss Una Dell BERRY, 72, prominent Lafayette clubwoman and well-known in Rochester through frequent visits.
Miss Berry suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday while preparing to go to Kokomo with her sister.
In February of 1906, she was ordained a minister in the Christian church and taveled widely as a singing evangelist.
Miss Ruth CLAYTON of Rochester made her home with Miss Berry while living in Lafayette.

Velvina E. Reynolds
Mrs. Velvina E. REYNOLDS, 94, who for the past 14 years has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Grace GARBER, 213 West Third street, this city, died at 1:30 a.m. today. The aged lady had been seriously ill since Christmas. Mrs. Reynolds had been a resident of this city for 16 years, coming here from Bunker Hill.
She was born Jan. 30, 1853 in Miami county, the daughter of John and Rachel JOHNSON. She was married to Frank REYNOLDS on Feb. 7, 1875. He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1929. The major portion of her life was spent in Santa Fe and Bunker Hill.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ella POWELL of LaFontaine; Mrs. Harry HERRELL of Warsaw; Mrs. Garber of this city; a son, Omar REYNOLDS of Peru; ten grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Perry COBLENTZ will be held at the Glazier Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, Wednesday afternoon 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Spring Dale cemetery, Bunker Hill. The body was removed to the funeral home where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

John Thomas Blackburn
John Thomas BLACKBURN, 73, died early today at the home of a son, Russell BLACKBURN of Kokomo. He had been ill one year.
Born in Fulton county Sept. 14, 1874, Mr. Blackburn was the son of Thomas and Julia (COOK) BLACKBURN. He married his wife, Rosie, in Fulton county and was a laborer. He went to Battle Creek, Mich., where he resided before moving to Kokomo.
Survivors, besides the wife, [Rosie BLACKBURN], include two sons, Russell BLACKBURN of Rochester and Floyd [BLACKBURN] of Battle Creek; a half-sister, Miss Joan DAUGHERTY; a half-brother, William NEES, Rochester; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be at the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body will arrive here Wednesday from a Kokomo funeral home.

Tuesday, January 27, 1948

Milton G. Whittenberger
Milton G. WHITTENBERGER, lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at 10:17 a.m. today at his home 1228 South Monroe street, this city. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered at 5 a.m. Sunday. He had been in failing health for the past two years.
Mr. Whittenberger had a host of friends throughout Rochester and community and was active in the affairs of the Masonic lodge. He was owner of a grocery store and for a number of years was associated in the automotive business in Rochester as a parts salesman.
Milton G., son of Henry Lewis and Emma Jane (VANDEGRIFT) WHITTENBERGER was born June 26, 1875 in the Mt. Zion neighborhood southeast of Rochester. On Sept. 26 1906 he was united in marriage with Victoria CHASTAIN at Mineo Indian Territory, Okla. Mr. Whittenberger was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church and the Rochester Masonic Order. At the time of his demise he was serving as Senior Warden of the Blue Lodge and as King of the Royal Arch Chapter.
Survivors are his wife and a daughter Mary WHITTENBERGER, at home; three sons, Milton L. [WITTENBERGER] and John L. [WHITTENBERGER], both of Rochester; Hubert J. [WITTENBERGER], of Aurora, N.C.; a brother Ferd WHITTENBERGER of Los Angeles, Calif., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday aftrnoon 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY and the Masonic Order will have charge of the rites. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers home from noon Wednesday until the hour of the services.

Wednesday, January 28, 1948

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Thursday, January 28, 1948

Lionel Keeley
Word was received here late yesterday by Mrs. Ed VAWTER that her nephew, Lionel KEELEY, 60, had died at his home in San Antonio, Texas, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Keeley is also the nephew of Mrs. Ella VAWTER and Mrs. Mary MOSHER, of this city. He resided in Rocheter during his youth and has many friends throughout this community.

Friday, January 30, 1948

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Saturday, January 31, 1948

Zimry Vanata
Funeral services for Zimry VANATA, 74, who died Friday morning in Corpus Christi, Texas, have not been completed according to the Foster funeral home with the exception of burial spot which will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The father of Loftlee VANATA of Rochester, Mr. Vanata was born in Fulton county and lived here until two and one-half months ago, when he went to Texas. His parents were Amer and Mary VANATA. He married Della DOWD and was a retired farmer.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie CHIZUM of Argos; a son, Loftlee of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. John MUSSELMAN, Twelve Mile, Mrs. Myrtle DOWD, Milford, Ill., and Mrs. Ada OAKLEY, Mishawaka, and five grandchildren.
Complete funeral services will be announced in Monday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, February 2, 1948

Lottie Barringer
Justice of the Peace Mabel I. WALLACE, went to Elkhart today to attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Lottie BARRINGER.

Michael Jay Oden
Michael Jay ODEN, year and one-half old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil ODEN, died at 3:15 a.m. today, one and one-half miles east of Athens after an illness of four days.
Born July 12, 1946, the infant was enrolled as a member of the Athens Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors, besides the parents, are one sister, Carol June [ODEN]; the grandmother, Pearl KELLY, Wanatah, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marean ODEN of Akron.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheez funeral home at Akron, with the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY officiating. Burial will be at Athens.

Zimry Vanata
Funeral services for Zimry VANATA, who died Friday in Corpus Christi, Tex., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body arrived today from Texas and later was taken from the Foster funeral home to the home of his daughter, Mrs. CHIZUM, two miles south of Argos on Road 31.

Tuesday, February 3, 1948

Elgy Yelton
Elgy YELTON, 75, life resident of the Leiters Ford community, died early Monday in Delong at the home of his son, Fred R. YELTON.
The elderly Mr. Yelton, a retired Erie railroad employe, had been ill the last eight months. He was born near Leiters Ford July 7, 1872, and worked for the Erie railroad 42 years, retiring in 1940.
Survivors are the wife, Clara Belle [YELTON]; three daughters, Mrs. Burnis KESLER of South Bend, Mrs. Georgia OVERMYER of Chicago and Mrs. Lottie DILTS of Hammond; another son, Vernon [YELTON], of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Mary WALPE of Peru; a brother, Milt [YELTON], of Leiters Ford; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchldren.
Funeral services will be at the Delong Methodist church Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Victor WADE of Bass Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetry four miles southeast of Leiters Ford. The body was to be taken to the son's home in Delong this afternoon from the Easterday funeral home in Culver.

John B. Williams
John B. WILLIAMS, 81, father of Larry WILLIAMS of this city, died at noon Monday at his rsidence in Jacksonville, Fla.
He had been in ill health for a year.
Born in Harrisville, Ind., Dec. 16, 1867 he had a number of friends here having spent the winter of 1946 and spring of 1947 in Rochester visiting his son and family. He married Rose KETCHAM in May of 1888 in Odon, Ind. and lived there most of his life. He was a member of the Odon First Christian church.
Survivors include the son; a sister, Mrs. Hugh NEERIEMER and a brother, Otis WILLIAMS, both of Odon.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams went to Odon today to complete funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, February 4, 1948

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Thursday, February 5, 1948

Harvey Overmyer
Funeral services for Harvey OVERMYER, 89, 330 North Jefferson street, who died Wednesday afternoon at his home, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Richland Center.
Mr. Overmyer had been ill nearly three years.
A native of Sandusky county, Ohio, he was born Dec. 8, 1858, the son of Franklin and Susan OVERMYER. He was a resident of Fulton county 65 years and moved here from Burr Oak. A farmer in Richland township many years, he was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Mr. Overmyer's first wife, Catherine WISE, preceded him in death. He later married Mrs. Carrie KING.
Survivors are the wife; three children by his first marriage, Walter [OVERMYER], Mrs. Etta MEISER, of here; Mrs. Nettie OVERMYER, North Manchester; three children by his second marriage, Mrs. Esther GERHART, Cincinnati, O., Miss Thelma OVERMYER, Cleveland, O., Mary [OVERMYER], at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Bernice CADOT, Lakewood,O.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Guy [OVERMYER], South Bend, Lonnie [OVERMYER], Burr Oak, George [OVERMYER], Culver, Ed [OVERMYER], Argos; one sister, Mrs. Alice BEATTY, Plymouth.

Friday, February 6, 1948

Harland M. Railsback
Harland M. RAILSBACK, 74, life resident of Marshall county, died at his home on the county line road, eight miles southeast of Argos, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. He suffered a heart attack about an hour before his death.
Born Nov. 29, 1873, Mr. Railsback was the son of David and Lourinda RAILSBACK. On April 14, 1896, he married Gertrude WARREN, who survives. He was a farmer all his life, and was a member of the Advent church in Argos.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Thelma BILLETT of Indianapolis and Mrs. Muriel SNYDER of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a son, Donal [RAILSBACK], at home; a sister, Mrs. Mat SWIHART of near Argos, two brothers, Charles [RAILSBACK] of Argos and John [RAILSBACK] of Charleston, Ill; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grossman funeral home in Argos Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Ernest TREBER. Burial will be in the Reichter cemeetry. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home.

Saturday, February 7, 1948

Noah Barnhisel
Noah BARNHISEL, 84, a resident of near Akron 13 years, died toda at his home south of Akron.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tesday in the Emmanuel church south of Akron.

Monday, February 9, 1948

Lucy C. Carson
Last rites for Mrs. Lucy C. CARSON, 88, mother of Mrs. Walter McGUIRE of this city, were conducted today in the Twelve Mile Brethren church by the Rev. C. S. FIFE with burial in Spring Creek cemetery.
She died at her home in Logansport Saturday.
Miss Frances McGUIRE and Dr. Carson McGUIRE of this city are among the 12 grandchildren surviving.
Mrs. Carson was a resident of Cass county 60 years having moved from Bartholomew county where she was born June 18, 1859. She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Brethren church. Her husband, Daniel [CARSON], preceded her in death in 1932.
Surviving are three sons, O. R. CARSON, Logansport, F. D. CARSON of Logansport, R.R. 5, and John M. CARSON of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Walter McGUIRE, of Rochester; a half-brother, Bert McCASLIN, of Monetie, Mo.; twelve grandchildren, and several great-greandchildren. Two sons, Ernest and Everett CARSON, preceded her in death.

William Samuel Losher
Funeral services for William Samuel LOSHER, 74, R.R. 1, Denver, who died Sunday afternoon, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN at the MacCain funeral home in Denver. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
He was born in Union township, Miami county, Sept. 30, 1875, the son of George and Harriett SUMMERVILLE LOSHER. He was a life resident of Denver and a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving besides the widow, the former Emma SKINNER, whom he married in Mexico in 1895, two sons, Walter [LOSHER], at home, Ottis [LOSHER], Bristol; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, John M. [LOSHER], R.R. 1, Denver, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph TURNIPSEED, Mexico.

Alsena Walters
Miss Alsena WALTERS, 70, died at 4 a.m. today at the Fulton county home, south of Rochester. Her death was due to heart trouble. She had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life. A few cousins in and near this city are the only survivors.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Benjamin G. THOMAS will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Calla Davis
Mrs Calla R. DAVIS, widow of the late Capt. Cyrus M. DAVIS, died Sunday evening at 10 o'clock at her residence, 313 West 11th street. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. Davis had been in failing health for the past year but her condition had not been regarded as grave. She had been a resident of Rocheter for practically all of her life and had a host of friends throughout the city and county.
Mrs. Davis was born in Rochester on Aug. 22, 1867. Her parents were Douglas and Emma DUMBAULD. On May 26, 1888, she was united in marriage with Cyrus M. DAVIS, who preceded her in death in 1944. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Past Chiefs club of this city.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Max MATTICE of Chicago; a son, Warren C. DAVIS, of Bourbon; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildrn.
The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Noah Barnhisel
Last rites for Noah BARNHISEL, 84, of near Akron who died Saturday were conducted today in the Emmanuel Evangelical church south of Akron, with burial in the Gaerte cemetery.
A former president of the State Bank of Akron, Mr. Barnhisel had been a life resident of the Akron community. He was born Nov. 8, 1863, the son of Cornelius and Elizabeth BARNHISEL.
He was married to Mary KRAMER and Mae MOORE, both of whom preceded him in death. His third wife, Margaret HUNNESHAGEN, survives. Mr. Barnhisel was a member of the Emmanuel Evangelical church and served as an officer for many years. He moved to Akron 18 years ago.
Survivors, besides the wife, are a son, Jesse BARNHISEL, Akron; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The body lies in state at the Moyer-Haupert fneral home until time of the funeral.

Hilda Catherine Hill
Funeral services for Miss Hilda Catherine HILL, 63, who died Saturday evening in the Woodlawn hospital will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home with Dr. C. T. HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Miss Hill was a native of Rankin, Ill., born March 5, 1884, to John R. and Anna JOHNSON HILL of Boris, Sweden. The family has lived two miles southwest of here for several years. Miss Hill was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Women's Association.
Two cousins, Garfield HANSON and Mrs. Boyd PETERSON of this city survive as do a number of cousins in Sweden.

Tuesday, February 10, 1948

Calla Davis
Funeral services for Mrs. Calla DAVIS, 80, who died Sunday evening at her home on West 11th street, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Dr. Chesley T. HOWELL officiating.
Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemeter. The body is at the funeral home wher friends may call.
Walter S. Clemans
Walter [S.] CLEMANS, 62, died at 11:45 oclock Monday night at his farm home six miles southwest of Gilead. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage and followed two months illness. Mr. Clemans was a farmer and had been a resident of the Gilead community for the past ten years, moving there from Fulton, Ind.
He was born Jan. 6, 1886, in Fulton county, the son of Alonzo and Harriett CLEMANS. He followed the occupation of farming in both Fulton and Miami countis.
Survivors are his wife, Ethel [M. CLEMANS]; three daughers, Virginia KEIM, Louise WAHLIG and Charlene CEMANS, all of near Macy; a sister, Mrs. Glen LORRISEY of Macy; a brother, Frank CLEMANS, of Logansport, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ebenezer church with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN and Rev. Charley CARBOUGH officiating. Interment will be in a cemetery at Mexico. The body will be returned to the residence Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

Wednesday, February 11, 1948

Ora Marshman
Mrs. Ora MARSHMAN of Argos died Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. Mrs. Marshman suffered a heart attack Monday morning and was removed to the hospital a few hours afterward but her condition gradually became worse. The deceased had been a resident of Argos for the past 19 years.
Mrs. Marshman was born May 20, 1875 in Marshall county. In 1893 she was united in marriage with Elihu MINDENALL in a ceremony pronounced in Plymouth. Mr. Mindenhall died on April 9, 1909. Her second marriage to Marion MARSHMAN was in 1929. She was a member of the Argos Church of God.
Survivors are her husband and six children by the first marriage, Mrs. Maude HEAD of South Bend, Mrs. Ruth DeGRAFF of Elkhart, George Edward MINDENHALL of Denver, Colo.; Ernest, Oscar and Eugene MINDENHALL, all of South Bend; twenty-one grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. Frank WAGONER will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Highland cemetery South Bend. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, February 12, 1948

Mary Ann Boggess
Last rites for Miss Mary Ann BOGGESS, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald BOGGESS of Rochester, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Baptist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Miss Boggess died Wednesday in Methodist hospital in Indianapolis after an illness of 18 months.
A student of Rochester high school, she was born Feb. 13, 1931, and was a member of the First Baptist church.
Survivors, besides the parents inclde the grandmothers, Mrs. Elma BOGGESS and Mrs. Eleanor HUNTER, of Rochester, and other relatives.
The body will be returned to the residence at 1216 Franklin avenue from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late Friday.

Mary Hudkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary HUDKINS, 80, former Kewanna resident who died at Berrien Springs, Mich., Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harrison funeral home with burial in Moon cemetery.
A native of Leiters Ford, Mrs. Hudkins died at the home of a son, Alvin [HUDKINS], with whom she made her home for the last six years. She had been ill two years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra HUDKINS.
Survivors, besides the son, are two daughters, Mrs. Lulu COOPER and Mrs. Mary MYERS of Mishawaka and several grandchildren.
The body arrived at the funeral home from Michigan this evening.

Ralph P. Canterbury
The casketed remains of Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Ralph P. CANTERBURY, a World War II deceased member of the Navy, being reurned from overseas for final burial, will arrive in Culver within the next month accompanied by a uniformed U. S. Navy Escort from the Chicago Distribution Center of the American Graves Rgistration Division.
The body of Ph.M. 2/c Canterbury was interred in the Guadalcanal temporary military cemetry in the Solomon Islands, but has been returned to this country for final interment at the rquest of his next of kin, Fern L. CANTERBURY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. SHOEMAKER.

Ambrose Sissell and
Richard Heddens

The body of Pvt. Ambrose SISSELL, R.R. 3, Argos, who was killed Nov. 14, 1942, while serving with the Marines on Guadalcanal, will be returned for burial soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin SISSELL have been notified that their son's body is on the Cardinal O'Connel which docked Wednesday at the Oakland army base in California.
The body of First Lieut. Richard HEDDENS will be returned to Macy for burial.

Friday, February 13, 1948

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Saturday, February 14, 1948

James E. Hubbard
James E. HUBBARD, 68, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday at his home one mile south of Tiosa after an illness of one week.
Born Sept. 11, 1879, he had lived in Fulton county 40 years coming here from Argos. He was the son of John and Melissa HUBBARD. A farmer, Mr. Hubbard married Lottie NEWELL HUBBARD who survives.
Other survivors inclue a son, Roy [HUBBARD] of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Eva MIDDLETON, Argos, and Mrs. Pauline STARR, Mentone; and five grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home pending funeral arrangements. Full details as to the services will be carried in Monday's News-Sentinel.

John Pate
Frank CAMPBELL, of Leiters Ford, has received word of the death of John PATE, which occurred last Monday evening in a Bloomington, Ind., hospital. Mr. Pate was suffering from an infected leg and recently underwent an amputation.
He became critically ill last Monday and was removed to the hospital where he died. He was the father of Mrs. Campbell who had been at her father's bedside for several days prior to his death. Funeral services were held last Thursday in the Day Chapel, Bloomington. Burial was made in the Buntin cemetery.

William Perry Zartman
William Perry ZARTMAN of near Akron died at 9 p.m. Friday in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six months.
Had he lived Mr. Zartman would have been 74 years old today.
Born near Macy Feb. 14, 1874, he was the son of George and Mary FISHER ZARTMAN. He married Fannie CRAIG Sept. 25, 1898. She preceded him in death in 1943. A farmer northeast of Akron for 30 years, Mr. Zartman is the last of a family of 11.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where friends may call until the hour of service.

Dessa Conner
Mrs. Dessa CONNER of Oregon, Ill., died at 12:45 p.m. Friday at a nursing home in Peru. She had been a resident of the home for the past seven months, suffering from complications.
Mrs. Conner, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert ELLIOTT, was born in Rossville, Ill., on January 6, 1875. She was married to Lincoln E. CONNER in 1895. Her husband, who preceded her in death, was a minister for the Church of God and was well-known throughout northern Indiana. She was the last of a family of nine childrn. Mrs. Conner was a member of the Church of God of Oregon, Ill.
Survivors are a son, Robert J. CONNER, of Macy; a daughter, Mrs. John H. ARMSTRONG, of Los Angeles, Calif., two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Sidney MAGAW, of Oregon, Ill., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery, Macy. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Monday, February 16, 1948

Virginia Mona Arvin
Mrs. Virginia Mona ARVIN, 35, died today at 1:30 a.m. at her home at 508 1/2 Main street after an illness of five years.
A native of Central City, Ia., Mrs Arvin was born July 18, 1912, the daughter of William and Maude KNOTT. She was married to Victor ARVIN Oct. 28, 1931, in Rochester. A resident of this city 20 years, Mrs. Arvin was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church. She came here from Anamosa, Ia.
Surviving are the husband; six children, Victor Junior [ARVIN], Albert Paul [ARVIN], Richard Lee [ARVIN], Carol Sue [ARVIN], Larry Dean [ARVIN] and Linda Lou [ARVIN], all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. George CLARK, Anamosa, and Mrs. Albert EVANS, Marshall, Mo.; three brothers, Walter [KNOTT], Cedar Rapids, Ia.,; George [KNOTT], Mississippi, and Roy [KNOTT] of Arizona, and the mother, Mrs. William KNOTT, Marshall, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Viola Bucher
Mrs. Viola BUCHER, 80, died Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at her home two miles north of Disko after an illness of two years.
Born Nov. 18, 1867, near Silver Lake, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary DIRCK. She was a member of the First Brethren church at North Manchester.
Survivors include the husband, Frank [BUCHER]; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel PERRY, North Manchester; two brothers, Leonard [DIRCK] of Warsaw and Asa [DIRCK] of Mentone; four sisters, Mrs. Sadie LANDIS and Mrs. Ada Van PHERSON of Milford, Mrs. Ida HOHMAN, Burket, and Mrs. Samantha SWIHART of Silver Lake; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
A sister, Arpha [KIRCK], and a daugter, Mrs. Nellie WALTHER, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Log Bethel church three miles east of Akron with the Rev. Bert HODGES of North Manchester officiating. Burial will be in the West Manchester cemetery.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where friends may call until the hour of service.

Jessie Alice Goss
Mrs. Ira D. [Jessie Alice] GOSS passed away at her home on South Main street at 5 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of nine months duration. During this period she has been in three hospitals and her case has had the attention of a number of eminent doctors, but none of them have been able to determine the exact cause of her illness. Because of the puzzling nature of Mrs. Goss' illness the case attracted considerable attention in medical circles.
Mrs. Goss was born Jessie Alice FULLENWIDER at Hillsboro, Ind., Dec. 31, 1878. During her high school days, she lived at Crawfordsville and later at West Lafayette. She was married to Ira D. GOSS in July, 1904, and thereafter they lived in Crawfordsville, Rochester, Evanston, Ill., and Chicago before moving here permanently in 1941.
Mrs. Goss has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church at her places of residence and of the Grace Methodist church in Rochester.
Survivors are her husband, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Robert S. ARCHEY of Rye, N.Y.; a son, David GOSS of Glenview, Ill.; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. E. C. OHAVER of Freeport, Ill., and a brother, H. R. FULLENWIDER of Los Angeles, Calif. She leaves also some nieces in Indiana and Illinois. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert FULLENWIDER, who preceded her in death.
The body lies in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The time and place of the funeral will be announced Tuesday. The services will be in charge of the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

James Hubbard
Funeral services for James HUBBARD, 68, Richland township farmer who died Friday evening, were conducted today at 2 p.m. in the Foster funeral home by the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD. Burial was in the Reichter cemetery.

Tuesday, February 17, 1948

Mrs. Ira D. Goss
The funeral services for Mrs. Ira D. GOSS wil be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. F. R. BRIGGS will be assisted at this service by Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON of Chesterton, a former pastor of the Methodist church here.

Wednesday, February 18, 1948

Carrie McVey Tinkle
Burial services for Mrs. Carrie McVEY TINKLE, a former resident who died at Logansport Tuesday evening, were conducted today in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. Mrs. Tinkle was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira McVEY.

Mrs. Wallace J. Russell
Mrs. Wallace J. RUSSELL, 69, died at 11 a.m. today in the Ewing nursing home.
Cause of her death was pneumonia. She was brought to the local nursing home Tuesday when her step-son found her ill on the floor of her residence in Twelve Mile where she lived alone. Her husband, Wallace [RUSSELL], died in July of 1947.
She is survived by the step-son, Fay RUSSELL of Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, February 19, 1948

Rosalba O'Blenis
Last rites for Mrs. Rosalba O'BLENIS, 78, 506 West Ninth street, who died at the home of her son, Ray, Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. O'Blenis had been seriously ill for two weeks.
A life resident of Fulton county, she was born in 1879 the daughter of Henry and Ellen HASSENPLUG. She was married to William O'BLENIS Dec. 30, 1890. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors include two sons, Ray [O'BLENIS] of Rochester, Clem [O'BLENIS] of Marion; two grandchildren; two brothers, Elbe [HASSENPLUG] and William HASSENPLUG of Rochester. The husband and two sons preceded her in death.

Lulu Ellen Russell
Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu Ellen RUSSELL, 69, Twelve Mile, who died Wednesday at the Ewing Nursing home, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home by the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico.
A native of Ohio, Mrs.Russell was born Jan. 22, 1879, and had been a resident of Twelve Mile one year. She was married three times, all of her husbands preceding her in death. In 1897 she was married to William REHL; to William WIKEL in 1910, and to Wallace RUSSELL in 1935. Mrs. Russell was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Survivors include the step-son, Fay RUSSELL, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Leona FISHBURN of South Bend. One son died in infancy.

Friday, February 20, 1948

Elding Leon Clayburn
Elding Leon "Peck" CLAYBURN, 42, lifelong resident of Fulton county, died at his home, 1014 South Fulton avenue, Thursday evening at 8:45 o'clock. He was stricken with a heart seizure while shaving and death ensued a short time later. Prior to this fatal illness Mr. Clayburn had presmably been in good health.
He was born March 11, 1905, in Marshtown, Ind., and had resided in Fulton county during his entire life. On Dec. 3, 1933, he was united in marriage with Mildred THOMPSON of this city. The cereomny was pronounced at Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Clayburn for several years operated a filling station here and more recently was employed at the Masterson Tin Shop.
Survivors are his wife, Mildred, at home; his mother, Pearl CLAYBURN, of this city and a host of other relatives hroughout the county.
Funeral services wil be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS of the Rochester Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Curtis A. Ruff
Curtis A. RUFF, 61, of Akron, died at 12:15 a.m. today in the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis after an illness of eight weeks.
Tumor of the brain was the cause of death.
Mr. Ruff was born Jan. 3, 1887, the son of William and Isabelle RUFF in Wakarusa. He was married to Martha ENGLE July 15, 1922. He lived in Akron four years and formerly farmed south of Akron.
Survivors include a daughter, Wilma [RUFF], at home; two sons, Lewis [RUFF] and Marvin [RUFF], also at home; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl NISANDER, Harbor Springs, Mich., and Mrs. Nora BOLEN, Wakarusa; two brothers, John[?] RUFF, Elkhart, and Harley [RUFF] of South Bend; and the mother, Mrs. Isabelle Ruff.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Church of God with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. A. H. TINKLE, officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron.
The body was taken to the residence today at 3 p.m. from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Frank Spencer
Frank SPENCER, 71, of Argos, died at 4 p.m. Thursday in the State hospital at Logansport. Death resulted from a heart ailment following a few weeks illness.
Mr. Spencer was born in Marshall county on March 6, 1876. He was the son of Corbin and Martha SPENCER.
Survivors are a brother, Fred SPENCER, of Delavan, Wis., and a sister, Mrs. Pearl HEFLICK, of LaPorte. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Final rites will be held at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Ernest TREBER will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery near Argos.

Mrs. Ira D. Goss
A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral services of Mrs. Ira D. GOSS which were held at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Thursday afternoon. These included:
From Chicago: Mr. and Mrs. C. E. PARKS; Mr. and Mrs. L. F. SUMMERS; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. CANOUE; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. ROSS; Mrs. Henry WINDSOR; Mrs. Arthur BENNETT; Mrs. Hartley LAYCOCK; Mrs. Donald KOHR; Mrs. Henry KLINE; Mrs. Sinclair SNIDER and Mrs. Charles LATHAM.
From Evanston, Ill.: Mr. and Mrs. Wells SIMMONS and Mrs. Ernest HENNE.
From Indianapolis: C. A. WERNER, Jr.; E. P. CARSON; Roy ELDER and Ralph KUHNS.
From Crawfordsville: Mr. and Mrs. Harry EILER, and Mrs. Newton FULLENWID and Mrs. Josephine INLOW.
From Freeport, Ill; Mrs. H. P. OUSLEY and Mrs. E. C. OHAVER.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. BOYER, Marion, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. L. B. ROGERS, Bloomington, Ind.; Rev. and Mrs. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, Chesterton, Ind.; Miss Lou Jean CONOVER, Valparaiso, Ind. and E. C. JOHNSON, of Logansport.

Arnetta M. Kinder
Mrs. Arnetta M. KINDER, 80, died at 1 a.m. today at her home southeast of Akron after an illness of four months.
Born July 29, 1867, she was the daughter of Asa and Lucinda BURKETT. Her birthplace was three miles north of Macy where she lived for 41 years.
She is survived by the husband, George [KINDER]; a sister, Miss Ella BURKETT, of Macy; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God by the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery.
The body was taken to the residence this afternoon from the Moyer-Haupert fneral home.

Saturday, February 21, 1948

Kenneth Robert Miller
Kenneth Robert MILLER, 43, manager of the Marshall Dairy at Plymouth and former owner of the Argos City Dairy, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in Argos at 1:30 a.m. today. He had been ill the last 12 weeks.
A native of Springfield, Ill., Mr. Miller was born March 21, 1904, to Fred and Dythia MILLER. He married the former Willmetta VANCE at Bedford, Ky., on March 11, 1939, and they moved to Argos from Plymouth five years ago. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are the wife and four small children, Dythia, Rose Marie, Charles and Douglas [MILLER], all at home; two sons by a former marriage, Robert A. MILLER of Conday, Ark., and Bruce Edward MILLER of Kalamazoo, Mich.; his mother, also at Kalamazoo, and two brothers, John MILLER, of Otsego, Mich., and Clem MILLER of Holt, Mich.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. T. J. LUKE, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Rosetta Irwin
Mrs. Rosetta IRWIN, 83, life resident of the Argos community, died in Kelly hospital at 8:30 o'clock this morning after an illness of 18 months. She had been in the hospital the last 11 months.
The daughter of Amos and Mary PRICE, Mrs. Irwin was born Oct. 23, 1864, in Green township. On Dec. 6, 1883, she was married in Argos to Wesley IRWIN, who died in 1939. She was a member of the Jordan Baptist church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ellie QUIVEY of Plymouth, Mrs. Ila JONES of Argos with whom she made her home in recent years, Mrs. Nova WARNER and Mrs. Crystal FISHBURN of Argos; three sons, Elmer [IRWIN], Herschel [IRWIN] and Francis IRWIN of Argos; twenty-seven grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home where friends may call. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon today.

David Henry Zellers
Funeral services for David Henry ZELLERS, 65, former resident of Rochester who died at St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Hay funeral home with burial in St. Joseph Valley Memorial park.
Survivors are the wife, Rachel VANATA ZELLERS; a son, Floyd G. [ZELLERS]; a granddaugter, Delores ZELLERS of South Bend; and a sister, Mrs. Della COSGROVE of Culver.

Howard M. Calloway
Howard M. CALLOWAY, 72, died at 2:30 a.m. today at his home five miles southeast of Rochester.
A life residet of Fulton county, he was born Oct. 1, 1875, the son of James and Deborah CALLOWAY. He married Frona RHODES Nov. 13, 1897, in Rochester and she survives. He was a farmer.
Others surviving include a son, Capt. Kermit H. CALLOWAY, Ft. Monroe, Va.; a grandson, Kermit [CALLOWAY], Jr., of Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. George HICKS of South Bend.
The body was brought to the Foster funeral home where friends may call. Services are incomplete.
Monday, February 23, 1948

Rosetta Irwin
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosetta IRWIN, 83, life resident of Argos who died in the Kelly hospital Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Poplar Grove church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Grossman funeral home to the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Avil J. Rice
Avil J. RICE, 69, retired Erie railroad employee, died at 2 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter in Plymouth after an illness of several years.
Born Oct. 16, 1878, at Indianapolis, Mr. Rice lived in Marshall county seven years. He married Hattie O'BLENIS, May 7, 1902, who preceded him in death last December. Mr. Rice was a member of the Grace Methodist church of Rochester. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Robert SISSEL, Plymouth; three sons, Paul [RICE] of Hammond, Alva [RICE] of North Manchester, and Harley [RICE] of Gary; a brother Murray RICE of Indianapolis, and nine grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos by the Rev. William H. BLEAM, pastor of the Plymouth Methodist church. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.

Wayne Emerson Crall
Wayne Emerson CRALL, four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Estil CRALL, died at 11:45 a.m. today at the parents' home eight miles southwest of Rochester.
Born Sept. 30, 1947, the child is survived by the parents; two sisters, Barbara Jean [CRALL] and Charlotte Ann [CRALL]; a brother, Richard Dean [CRALL], and the maternal and paternal grandparents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Athens Mount Hope cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Howard Calloway
Funeral services for Howard CALLOWAY, 72, who died unexpectedly at his home Saturday five miles southeast of Rochester, 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.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ida C. Wentzel
Mrs. Ida C. WENTZEL, 78, a sister of State Representative Alpha HOESEL, died today at 4 a.m. in the Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of 10 days.
Although a resident of Kewanna most of her life, Mrs. Wentzel was born Sept. 9, 1869 in Pulaski county, the daughter of Richard and Susan HOESEL. Her husband, George [WENTZEL], preceded her in death 20 years ago.
Survivors include two sons, Harry [WENTZEL] of Kewanna and Charles [WENTZEL], R.R. 4, Roichester; a daughter, Mrs. Eva SCHIRM, Logansport; two brothers, Apha [WENTZEL] of Monterey and Lewis [WENTZEL] of Culver; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with burial in the Lake Bruce cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Daniel Olinger
Daniel OLINGER, 72, 1123 South Main street, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Indiana State Sanitarium at Rockville.
Mr. Olinger had been a patient there since Tuesday. Cause of death was tuberculosis. He had been ill the last year and a half.
Born in Henry township March 21, 1875, Mr. Olinger was the son of James and Nixie MELVIN OLINGER and was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church. He was married twice, first to Bessie May BRYAN in 1900, at Rochester and to Elma KING in 1940. his first wife preceded him in death in 1922.
Surviving include the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Fern MILLOW, Tiosa; Mrs. Violet FOUTS, Mishawaka; and Mrs. Evelyn SELITTA, Detroit, Mich.; two sons, James [OLINGER] of Mishawaka, and Orville [OLINGER] of Chicago; two step-daughters, Miss Minnie KING, Rochester, and Mrs. Tom WESTWOOD, Rochester; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two daughters and a son preceded him in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, February 24, 1948

Trula Moyer
Mrs. Trula MOYER, of near Gilead, died early today in a Martinsville, Ind., hospital, where she had been a patient for the past several days. Mrs. Moyer had been in ill health for the past three months. She had been a resident of the Gilead community for over 40 years.
Survivors are her husband, Robert [MOYER]; three sons; two daughters; two brothers and two sisters. The body has been removed to the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, February 25, 1948

John S. Wallace
John S. WALLACE, 87, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Kelly hospital at Argos after an illness of four days.
Mr.Wallace had been living with a son, Austin, five miles southwest of Argos.
Born in Argos April 20, 1860 Mr. Wallace was a life resident of Fulton county. He married Addie BOWELL, April 18, 1887 in Argos. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include the wife; three sons, Austin [WALLACE] of near Argos, Reuben [WALLACE] of California, and Lou [WALLACE] of Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Catherine DUFF of Argos; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

James K. Myers
James K. MYERS, 79, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Stansbury Nursing Home in Rochester after an illness of 18 months.
Born in Ohio Feb. 13, 1869, the deceased was the son of Amos and Judy BECK MYERS. A farmer and carpenter, he married Mina BUSENBURG in 1895 in Fulton county.
Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie GRASS of near Mentone; a brother, Frank [MYERS] of Rochester; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mazie BARNES, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Johns funeral home at Mentone with the Rev. Silas HILL of Mentone officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery where Mr. Myers was sexton for 17 years.

Tula Fern Moyer
Funeral services for Mrs. Tula Fern MOYER, 60, Gilead resident who died Tuesday at the Morgan county hospital in Martinsville, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Moyer residence one mile west of Gilead with the Rev. Harold MISHLER, assisted by the Rev. Victor YEAGER, officiating. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.
Born in Wabash county Aug. 15, 1887, Mrs. Moyer was the daughter of Frank and Alsadie SANDERSON. She was married to Robert MOYER in 1905 and had been a resident of near Gilead for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.
She is survived by the husband, Robert, three sons, Lee [MOYER] of Macy, George [MOYER] of Fulton and Wayne [MOYER] of Akron; two daughters, Beulah [MOYER] of Macy and Mildred [MOYER] of South Whitley; two brothers, John SANDERSON of Peru and Ralph SANDERSON of Leesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ora IRVINE, Leesburg, and Mrs. LaVon BODKIN of Roann; twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A son preceded in death.
The body will be taken to the residence Thursday afternoon from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron.

Thursday, February 26, 1948

John A. Savage
John A. SAVAGE, 80, died at 2:30 o'clock Thursday morning at his home three miles northeast of Macy, following an illness of but a few hours. His death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. Savage was born in Allen townsip, Miami county on the farm where he had resided throughout his life, on September 9, 1867. He was the son of John and Loretta (ALSPACH) SAVAGE. He was married to Clara Belle RUE, Nov. 12, 1893, she preceded to death July 10, 1930.
Survivors are an adopted daughter, Marie SAVAGE at home; two nephews, John ALSPACH, Sturgis, Mich., and Louis ALSPACH, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the residence. Burial wil be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. The body will be returned to the Savage residence Friday afternoon from the Ditmire Funeral Home in Fulton.

Friday, February 27, 1948

John Calvin Sissel and
Pvt. Ambrose Sissel

John Calvin SISSEL, 76, a retired farmer, died at 9 p.m. Thursday unexpectedly at his farm home three miles southwest of Argos, after a 30-minute illness.
Cause of death was a coronary occlusian. Mr. Sissel was the father of Pvt. Ambrose SISSEL of near Argos whose body is being returned from the Pacific Theatre of War.
The son was killed in action Nov. 13, 1942, on Guadalcanal. Pvt. Sissel was born in the Argos neighborhood and was a graduate of Argos high school. He was 22 years old at the time of his death.
Born Feb. 6, 1872, the elder Mr. Sissel was the son of John C. and Nancy SISSEL. He married Barbara FINNEY in Plymouth in 1921. She preceded him in death several years ago. He moved from Tiosa to Argos in 1900 and resided in Marshall and Fulton counties all his life.
Survivors include four step-children, Francis FINNEY of Plymouth, Mrs. Agnes RICHARDS of Plymouth, Mrs. Margaret SCHNIELTZ, of Plymouth and Mrs. Berniece MEEK of Warsaw; a brother, Charles [SISSEL], at home; a sister, Mrs. Etta FEISER of Battle Creek, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
Double funeral services for Mr. Sissel and his son will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
Full military burial honors will be accorded Pvt. Sissel by the James Lowell Corey American Legion post of Argos.
The body is being sent to Argos from Chicago in an Army hearse with a Marine escort.
Both bodies will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Robert M. Gordon
Robert M. GORDON, 82, well-known citizen, died at 8:10 a.m. today at his home, 121 East Fourth street, this city. Death resulted from complications following an illness of six months duration. Mr. Gordon had been a resident of this city for over two-score years, coming here from Kokomo.
Robert Morton [GORDON], son of John and Frances GORDON, was born June 28, 1864, in Howard county, Indiana. On Dec. 13, 1885, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth ELGEN HETCOTE. He followed the occupation of farming until failing health forced his retirement.
Survivors are his wife, at home; a daugter, Mrs. Eva HEATH, of Greentown, Ind.; four sons, H. N. [GORDON] of Farmville, Va.; Charles [GORDON], of Fayetteville, Ark.; William GORDON of South Bend; Jack [GORDON], of this city, and two foster children, J. O. KAUFMAN of Peru and Mrs. Ida BAKER of Frankfort.
Te body lies in state at the Foster funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Saturday, February 28, 1948

Charles W. McMillen
Funeral services for Charles W. McMILLEN, 78, former Rochester resident who died at his home Friday in Mishawaka, will be at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon in Mishawaka. Graveside services will be conducted at the Mount Zion cemetery at 3 p.m.
A resident of Mishawaka 25 years, Mr. McMillen was born Oct. 9, 1869, in Rochster. He also lived at Paw Paw, Ind.
Survivors include a son, Earl [McMILLEN], Long Beach,Calif.; three brothers, Guy [McMILLEN] of Rochester, Harry [McMILLEN] of Spokane, Wash., and George [McMILLEN] of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Esther WYLIE, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Carrie JONES, Fulton, and two grandchildren.

Monday, March 1, 1948

Sue Ellen Jennings
Funeral services for Miss Sue Ellen JENNINGS, 18, Junior Tippecanoe high school pupil who died Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bourbon United Brethren church with burial in Stony Point cemetery northeast of Etna Green.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Justin JENNINGS, she has been critically since Thursday. A heart ailment was the cause of death.
Miss Jennings was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Plymouth, and lived most of her life in the Tippecanoe and Bourbon communities.
Survivors, besides the parents, are a brother, John [JENNINGS], at home, and two grandfathers, Edward JENNINGS of Tippecanoe and William YOCKEY of Bremen.
The body was taken to the residence today from the Robbins funeral home.

Samuel E. Stanley
Samuel E. STANLEY, 65, died at his farm home three miles northeast of Fulton Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He was ill only a few hours.
Mr. Stanley was born in Fayette county Nov. 1, 1882, the son of Franklin and Ada STANLEY. He had been a resident of the Mount Olive neighborhood 35 years. He married Dessie HOLSUM, Aug. 30, 1908, in Connersville.
He is survived by the wife; three sons, Omer [STANLEY] of Marion, Ernest [STANLEY] of Meadville, Pa., and Carl [STANLEY] of Walkerton; a daughter, Mrs. Max O'BLENIS of Rochester; the mother, Mrs. Ada STANLEY of Elwood; four brothers, Glen [STANLEY] of R.R. 6, Rochester, Victor [STANLEY] of Connersville, Russell [STANLEY] and Nathan [STANLEY] of Elwood; seven sisters, Mrs. Grace DAVIS of Elwood, Mrs. Zora BLACKETOR, Mrs. Erma MURDEN and Mrs. Lucille BAGGERLY of R.R. 6, Rochestr, Mrs. Gladys CROOK of South Bend, Mrs. Bertha FRALING and Mrs. Edna WARNER, both of Peru, and eight grandchildren.
His father, a brother, John [STANLEY], and a sister, Mrs. Mary E. JACKSON, preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the residence today from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton where friends may call.
Funeral services are incomplete.

Tuesday, March 2, 1948

Mrs. Leah N. STREET, 73, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at her Akron home after an illness of six weeks.
A native of Cass county, Mrs. Street was born June 16, 1874 the daughter of Daniel T. and Magdalene CRIPE. She was married to Albert STREET Dec. 25, 1915, in Marion. Mrs. Street had lived in Akron 18 years, coming from Elkhart. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Loyal Workers class.
Survivors include the husband, two sisters, Mrs. Martha NIXON of Akron and Mrs. Susie FRANCE of McFarland, Calif.; a brother, Moses CRIPE of Mishawaka, and two nephews and one niece.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until Thursday noon when it will be taken to the church.

Sam Stanley
Funeral services for Sam STANLEY, 65, who died Sunday at his farm home three miles northeast of Fulton, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Christian church with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial wil be in the IOOF cemetery.

Mrs. Charles Taylor
Mrs. Charles TAYLOR, 79, a lifelong resident of the Mentone community, died Monday morning at her farm home northeast of Mentone. Death was attributed to Brights disease and followed a year's illness.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Fulton county on Aug. 12, 1869. Her parents were Isaac and Sarah (SEVERNS) COPLEN. She was married to Charles TAYLOR on Nov. 10, 1894. Her husband died 21 years ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Ima [TAYLOR], at home; Mrs. Ila ELKINS of Plymouth two sons, Verl [TAYLOR] of near Warsaw and Delbert [TAYLOR] at home. Eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Johns funeral home, Mentone, with the Rev. Silas HILL officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, Mentone. The body will lie in state at the Taylor home until noon Wednesday when it will be removed to the funeral home.

Lillian L. Creig
Mrs. Lillian [L.] CREIG, who would have been 73 years of age today, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Stansbury Nursing Home in Rochester.
Mrs. Creig had been in poor health for several years. She was born March 2, 1874, the daughter of David and Louisa GOOD. A member of the First Presbytrian church, Mrs. Creig is survived by a son, Dr. Ralph CREIG, Cleveland, O.; two broters, Charles and Clyde GOOD of Benton, Mont; and a sister, Mrs. Maude MULKINS, Logansport.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rv. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.

Frances Zelma Grizzell
Mrs. Ellis H. [Frances Zelma] GRIZZELL, 28, of Leiters Ford died 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Lukes Hospital, Chicago, where she had been a patient for the past seven weeks. Her death was attributed to complications and followed an illness of two months duration.
Her death came as severe shock to her host of friends throughout Aubbeenaubbee township and Rochester. Prior to her last ilness Mrs. Grizzell was employed as a part-time beautician by her aunt, Mrs. Della PONTIUS, owner of the Marinello Shop, this city.
Frances Zelma [DAVIS], daughter of Bert and Ocie (DAVIS) DAVIS was born on a farm near Kewanna, May 9, 1919. She was a graduate of the Leiters Ford H.S. and of the Tobias Beauty School, South Bend. She had been a resident of Fulton county for her entire life.
On September 4, 1940, she was united in marriage with Ellis H. GRIZZELL, of Leiters Ford. The ceremony was pronounced in the First Presbyterian church, of Rochester. Mrs. Grizzell was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church, the Presbyterian choir and the Rochester Kappa Delta Phi.
Survivors are her husband, of Leiters Ford; her father, Bert Davis; two brothers, Dale and Cecil DAVIS, all of Leiters Ford; three sisters, Mrs. Howard COLEMAN, of Rochester; Mrs. Edward LEBO, of Winamac; Mrs. Don AUTREY, of Leiters Ford and other relatives.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Amanda Kroft
Mrs. Amanda KROFT, 76, a native of Akron, died Monday afternoon at the home of her son, John, in Logansport after an illness of three years.
Born near Akron Sept. 28, 1871, she was the daughter of George and Eva WAECHTER. Mrs. Kroft lived in the Akron vicinity until the time of her marriage to the Rev. [J.] Simeon KROFT in 1893. He preceded her in death in 1937. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church at Logansport.
Survivors include two sons, Emmanuel [KROFT] and John [KROFT] of Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Lew LEININGER of Akron; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchidren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Ralph HANDSCHER of Lakeville officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until the time of service.

Wednesday, March 3, 1948

Mrs. Ellis H. Grizzell
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellis H. GRIZZELL, 28, of Leiters Ford who died Tuesday in a Chicago hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Harley DAVIS, a cousin from Fort Wayne, officiating.
Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body is at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call.
Thursday, March 4, 1948

Margaret Olsen
Mrs. Margaret OLSEN, 76, mother of Howard "Ted" OLSEN, died at 5:20 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clyde COLLINS, four miles northwest of Kewanna.
Mrs. Olsen had been ill five years and seriously ill the last week.
Born in Max [sic] county, Ky., Feb. 23, 1872, the deceased was the daughter of John and Elizabeth DYAL. She came here from Paxton, Ill, 43 years ago. Her husband, Theodore OLSEN, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors, besides the daughter and son, include two daughters, Mrs. Carrie MYERS, Rochester, and Mrs. Sena SEVERNS of Peru; a sister, Mrs. Nancy TAYLOR of Crossville, Tenn.; two half-brothers, Winifred DYAL of Oklahoma and John DYAL of Knoxville, Tenn.; eleven grandchidren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at the Foster funeral home where the body will remain.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mary A. DeVault
Mrs. Mary A. DeVAULT, wife of Attorney E. B. DeVAULT, died Wednesday evening at her home here after an illness of several months.
Born May 31, 1877, in Ross county, Ohio, she was the daughter of William and Marie Van GUNDY POLEN and came to Indiana in 1889. She had lived here most of her life. On May 3, 1902, she was married to James CANNON, who died Sept. 27, 1915. Three children were born, two of whom died. On May 16, 1929, she was married to E. B. DeVault, who survives.
Also surviving is one son, Everett CANNON, whose address is unknwn; four brothers and two sisters: Amos POLEN of Indianaolis; Vause POLEN of Bloomington, Ind.; George [POLEN] and William POLEN of Kewanna; Mrs. Nannie VanBRIGH of Bedford and Mrs. Lucille BRUNK of Long Beach,calif.; a number of nieces and nephews, and three grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home. Final rites will be held Sunday 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Kewanna.

Sanford W. Julian
Sanford W. JULIAN, 78, bachelor, was found dead on the living room floor of his home Wednesday evening, by a neighbor, Frank BROWN and the Kewanna town marshal, Harry FARR. Julian's abasence from his usual visiting places caused anxiety about his welfare and a search was instigated with above mentioned result. The coroner who was summoned attributed death to a heart atack and added that the aged man had probably died early Tuesday morning.
He had been a resident of Fulton county throughout his entire life. His parents were Samuel and Mary (THRUSH) JULIAN.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fannie MARSH, of near Chicago and the folowing nieces and nephews: John HAROLD, Mrs. Laura SEDAM, Mrs. Dan HIZER, all of Grass Creek; L. O. HAROLD, of Salem, Ore.; Arthur, L--e and Harvey CLAREY, all of Lucerne; Mrs. Arthur WILLIAMS of Kewanna; Mrs. Fern BELL of Lucerne and Mrs. Irvin HULL of Summitville, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Friday 1 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. Henry BUGLER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetry.

Friday, March 5, 1948

Margaret Olsen
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret OLSEN, 76, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clyde COLLINS, four miles northwest of Kewanna, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Olsen, who had been in poor health for the last five years, is the mother of Howard "Ted" OLSEN, local dry-cleaning shop proprietor.

John B. Crockett
Funeral services were conducted last Monday for John B. CROCKETT, husband of Sarah SWARTWOOD, a former Rochester resident. Services were in the White Memorial Chapel in Azusa.

Saturday, March 6, 1948

[no obits]

Monday, March 8, 1948

Arletta Baney
Funeral services for Mrs. Arletta BANEY, 77, who died Saturday at the General hospital in Indianapolis, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster funeral home with Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Bailey had been ill 10 months and had been residing with her grandson, Herschel COOK, in Indianapolis. Her Rochester address was 462 East Ninth street.
The daughter of Samuel and Sally OGDEN, Mrs. Baney was born Sept. 3, 1870, in Chili. She was married to William A. BANEY April 6, 1887. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Rochester Baptist church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Goldie COOK of Indianapolis, four grandchidren and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.

Joseph Poyser
Joseph POYSER, 94, died Sunday at the home of Lewis PRICE in South Bend after suffering a heart attack.
Born Aug. 26, 1853, at Churubusco, Mr. Poyser lived most of his life in the Argos neighborhood. He moved to South Bend three years ago. He is the son of John and Mary POYSER and a member of the Baptist church.
Only survivor is a half-sister, Mrs. Mary PINCHEON of Argos.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Umbaugh funeral home with the Rev. George RUSSELL officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Tuesday, March 9, 1948

Edward C. Becker
Funeral services for Edward C. BECKER, 57, 502 West Sixth street, who died Monday afternoon from injuries sustained when he was caught in road machinery, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Harry BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rocheter IOOF cemetery.
He was pumping asphalt out of a tank car with a distributer, when his trouser leg became entangled and he was drawn into the machine.
William BOYLAND, 66, of Lebanon, suffered a broken arm and another was mangled in an attempt to free Becker. A physician from Boswell, where the crew was working at the time of the accident, amputated the local man's leg after administering several anasthetics. Becker died as a result of shock as he was being rushed to a Lafayette hospital.
An employee of the McMahan Construction Company for 34 years, the deceased was a life resident of Fulton county and was born Dec. 4, 1890, near Fulton. He was the son of Charles and Magdalene BECKER. Mr. Becker was a member of the Baptist church and the Odd Fellows lodge at Fulton. He lived in Rochester 17 years and was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors are the wife, the former Hazel FRED, whom he married June 20, 1924; one son, Elwyn [BECKER], who is attending electrical school at Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Miss June BECKER, at home; three brothers and one sister: Ernest [BECKER] of Fulton, Julius [BECKER] of Plymouth; John [BECKER] of this city and Emma BECKER of Fulton. Three brothers, Henry [BECKER], Charles [BECKER] and Herman [BECKER], preceded him in death.
The body was taken to the residence from the Foster funeral home this afternoon.

Herman Daake
Herman DAAKE, 58, 520 Madison street, this city, died in a Cincinnati hospital Monday evening, following a week's illness from a heart attack. Mr. Daake was stricken Tuesday, March 2, while in the Ohio city and was taken to the hospital where he was believed to be well on his way to recovery when he suffered a second attack last night which proved fatal.
Mr. Daake, who was supervisor of safety for the entire division of the Erie railroad, had a legion of friends throughout the midwest and east. At numerous times he appeared as a "safety" lecturer on various railroad gatherings and public affairs as well. He designed several safety paques and medals which have been adopted for safety promotional purposes in numerous schools throughout the midwest.
The deceased in his earlier years was a commercial artist and his work in this line proved most beneficial in the promotion of his safety work. For the past eight years he maintained offices in Cleveland, O.
Pending the arrival of relatives, little could be learned of Mr. Daake's earlier life. He was married to Ellen STANTON of Huntingon, Ind., on Aug. 30, 1919. Soon aferward the Daakes moved to Salamanca, N.Y., and later resided at several cities along the Erie railroad lines in the east. The Daakes moved to Rochester in 1926. His wife preceded him in death on May 5, 1947.
Mr. Daake was a member of the Rochester Methodist church and the Masonic order, of this city.
Survivors are three brothers, Paul DAAKE of Eages Grove, Iowa, Rudolph DAAKE of Rockford, Iowa, and Carl DAAKE of Kearney, Neb.
Funeral and burial arrangements are incomplete.

Patricia Ann Krieg
Patricia Ann KRIEG, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne KRIEG of South Bend, died at noon Monday in the Memorial hospital at South Bend after having been hospitalized a year and a day.
Patricia was born Nov. 11, 1942 in Kewanna. Her parents' full names are Christopher Wayne and Clara Mae KRIEG.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, Eugene [KRIEG], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. KRIEG; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben OVERMYER of Monterey; the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry SANDERS of Rochester and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Sherman OVERMYER of Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with burial in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Edward E. Personett
[Edward E.] PERSONETT, 81, died Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David SNYDER, seven miles southwest of Argos.
Mr. Personett had been in failing health for several years.
Born in Marshall county July 31, 1866, he was the son of Isaac and Mary PERSONETT. He married the former Mary BICKEL Aug. 4, 1888, who survives.
Other survivors, besides the wife and daughter, are three daughters, Mrs. Katherine LEMMON, Gary; Mrs. Walter HUGHES, Plymouth; Mrs. Florance REIMINSCHNEIDER, Hammond; and two sons, Norman (PERSONETT] of Knox and Homer [PERSONETT] of Plymouth.
The body was taken to the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Wednesday, March 10, 1948

Della Stieglitz
Miss Della STIEGLITZ, 81, Rochester native and resident of Maywood, Ill., died at 1 a.m. today in Chicago after an illness of six weeks.
Born May 10, 1866 in Rochester, the daughter of Christian and Mary (LEYMAN) STIEGLITZ, the deceased was a resident of Chicago 60 yers. She was employed as a seamstress there and was a member of the Presbytrian church in Chicago.
She is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Floyd DEARDORFF of Athens, Mrs. Earl SISSON of Rochester and Mrs. Harper ALBIN of Kansas City, Mo.; four nephews, Jay CLAYTON, of Rochester, Kenneth STIEGLITZ of Los Angeles, Vard STIEGLITZ of Aberdeen, Wash., and Bernard CLAYTON of Zionsville.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Herman Daake
Funeral services for Herman DAAKE, who died in Cincinnati, O., Monday evening will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, this city. The Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by the Masonic Order, will officiate. Burial will be in the Daake lot at the IOOF cemetery.
The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Lawrence C. Zehner
Lawrence C. ZEHNER, 63, Marshall county farmer, died early today at his home five miles southwest of Plymouth as he suffered a heart attack while on his way to do chores.
Mr. Zehner was born Aug. 21, 1881, at Wolf Creek and lived there his entire life. He married Emma THOMPSON Dec. 10, 1902, and Louzena STEPHENSON Nov. 12, 1911.
Survivors include a son, Virl ZEHNER of Pierceton, and a daughter, Mrs. Opal SAVAGE of Long Beach, Calif., by his first marriage; two brothers, Adam [ZEHNER] and Clarence [ZEHNER] of Plymouth; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha TRIBBEY of Tyner and Mrs. Daisie SPITLER of Plymouth.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home by the Rev. Mr. ARMSTRONG of Plymouth. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
The body remains at the funeral home.

Ed Personett
Funeral services for Ed PERSONETT, 81, who died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell STAYTON of Argos, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos with the Rev. W. Paul MARSH of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery four miles southwest of Argos.

Ralph A. Peeples
Funeral services for Ralph A. PEEPLES, who was killed in an accident in Pennsylvania, Friday, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Presbyterian church in Elkhart. Ralph is a former resident of Rochester. He was the son of the late Will PEEPLES who was engineer at the old Northern Indiana light and power plant, this city, for a number of years.

Thursday, March 11, 1948

Simon Peter Grauel
Simon Peter GRAUEL, 80, retired farmer died at 7:45 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel HARMON, who resides two miles southeast of Metea. He had been seriously ill for the past week. Mr. Grauel had many friends throughout the Metea and Fulton communities.
He was born in Fulton county Dec. 15, 1858, the son of Samuel and Martha (SICKLE) GRAUEL. On May 4, 1882 he was married to Ida B. FANSLER. His wife preceded in death a year ago. Mr. Grauel was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Survivors are two sons, Jacob and Bert GRAUEL of Bethlehem township, Cass county; and two daughters, Mrs. Julia GABY of Logansport and Mrs. Ethel HARMON of near Metea.
Funeral services will be held at the Harmon residence Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. Harry REA will officiate and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. The body will be returned to the Harmon home Friday morning from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Della Stieglitz
Graveside services for Miss Della STIEGLITZ, 81, Rochester native who died in Maywood, Ill., Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS at the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of service.

Friday, March 12, 1948

Dora Ann Rinehart
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Ann RINEHART, 75, who died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at her home, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Christian church. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster funeral home until Sunday morning, when the body will be taken to the residence at 403 West Fifth street.
Mrs. Rinehart, the widow of Jesse W. RINEHART, suffered a heart attack as she was preparing to go out for the evening. She was a member of the Christian church and had lived here the last 35 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Guy DAVIS of Culver, Mrs. Edward OHRENSTEIN of Yakima, Wash., Mrs. Paul MATHIAS of Hinsdale, Ill., and Mrs. H. A. SHUMAKER of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Charles BERG in Florida; eight grandchidren and one great-grandchild.

Herman Daake
An exceptionally large number of railroad officials, empoyees and business associates attended the funeral services for Herman DAAKE, which were held at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home here on Thursday afternoon. Those from out of the city were:
Huntington - R. V. BLOCKER, Ed SCHEPPER, L. S. BLOCKER, H. A. KELLY, D. B. NEWCOMB, Tracy F. SCOTT, Elmer F. CHAMPLIN, H. A. BOOKSTAVER, H. L. JOHNSON, A. H. SPEEKER, Mrs. L. S. HORN, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. SHULTZ, P. SCHNECT, A. RICE, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar SANTON.
Clevaland, Ohio - D. J. MALEY, R. M. BUTLER.
Youngstown, Onio - H. V. BORDWELL, J. C. STEARNS, H. J. WELCHEIDER.
Laketon, Ind. - Mr. and Mrs. Wallace FREDERICK.
Berne, Ind. - C. H. HABEGGER, W. P. SCHROCK, C. J. CARRLL, John GUNTER.
Chicago, Ill. - H. H.ROBERTS, L. W. DUTTON, George W. HARRIS.
Warren, Ohio - C. E. CLUTTER.
Akron, Ind. - Claude BILLINGS, Mrs. Arvada JONES, Mrs. Albert BARNES, Mrs. Ronald FENIMORE, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. ROE.
Lakeville, Ind. - Mr. and Mrs. George A. PORTER.
The following relatives from out of the city also attended the services: Rudolph DAAKE of Rockford, Iowa; Paul DAAKE of Eagle Grove, Iowa; Mrs. E. E. CABELL of Akron, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. George SANTON and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SANTON of Bluffton, Ind.; Mrs. C. V. McKINNEY of Mankato, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar SANTON of Huntington, Indiana.

Edward Becker
Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the final rites for Edward BECKER, which were held at the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon were:
Mr. and Mrs. August SEIG , Jean and Leon SEIG and Mrs. Herbert MACK of Defiance, Ohio; Bernard SEIG of Wauson, Ohio; Mrs. Virgil WESSELS of Bloomington, Ill.; Lester FREED of Loda, Ill.; Ralph and Elmo FREED of Fairbury, Ill.; Mrs. Harvey JENKINS, Ligonier; John JENKINS and Mrs. Floyd HOSSLER and son of Elkhart; Mr. and Mrs. Norman BECKER and sons of Lansing, Ill.; Mrs. Russell WOODS and Omer BECKER of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Julius BECKER, Mr. and Mrs. Morton SNYDER and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald LEHMAN, Mrs. Angil GILBERT and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford MOORE, all of Plymouth.
Also, Arthur MEYER of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Edith BECKER of Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Gail MORRETT and Jack of Wabash; Mr. and Mrs. Earl NICHOLS and Mary Ruth and Herschel BECKER of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Henry BECKER, Mrs. Clarence KERNS, Mrs. Mary HELVEY, all of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest BECKER, Miss Elnora BECKER, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MEYER, Rev. and Mrs. Robert PRINZING, all of Fulton; Fred HOAG, Leotte, Marvin BOLLING, all of Churubusco.

Saturday, March 13, 1948

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Monday, March 15, 1948

James L. Smith
James L. SMITH, 52, died at 8:15 a.m. today in a local physician's office after an illness of one year.
Heart trouble was listed as the cause of death. Mr. Smith lived in the Hollywood cottage on the shores of Lake Manitou.
Born in Rochester June 29, 1895, the son of James and Ellen SMITH, he was a retired telegraph operator on the Erie and C & O railroads. He married Ferol KING in Chicago Dec. 8, 1930, and moved to his present residence from Fulton. Mr. Smith was a member of the Akron American Legion and the Order of Railroad Telegraphers.
Survivors include the wife, a brother, Frank SMITH, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Athens Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY of Fulton, assisted by the Rev. Mrs. RISLEY of Athens, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home at Akron to the Lake Manitou residence at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Catherine Moon
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine MOON, 90, who died at her home Saturday seven miles northeast of Kewanna, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery near Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Moon, daughter of Jacob and Kathryn HECKARD WENTZEL was born Jan. 20, 1858, near Leiters Ford. Her husband, Henry MOON, died 12 years ago. She was a member of the Reformed church.
She is survived by a sister, Belle MOON, at home, and a brother, Schuyler WENTZEL of Plymouth.

Tuesday, March 16, 1948

Amory B. Swift
Dent SWIFT of this city early today received word of the death of his brother, Amory B. SWIFT, which occurred at 2:30 a.m. today in the Grace hospital, Detroit, Mich. Mr. Swift had been seriously ill for the past four weeks suffering from a heart ailment.
Mr. Swift was born July 30, 1878 in Keyser, W. Va., the son of Richard W. and Mary Ida (DAVIS) SWIFT. For the past 30 years he had resided in Detroit where he was a manufacturer's agent for the William Rogers Silverware Co. His earlier years were spent in Macy, Ind. He was a member of the Masonic Order, of Macy, and the Shriners, of Detroit.
Survivors are a brother, Dent SWIFT, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Sam MUSSELMAN, of Macy.
The body is being brought to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Lawrence Conner
Funeral services for Lawrence CONNER of Peru, who died in Dukes Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in an auto accident Thursday were conducted Monday in Mexico by the Rev. Riley CONNER, former minister of the Macy Methodist church and father of the deceased.
Mr. Conner suffered a fractured skull in the accident. He died Saturday. Mr. Conner was employed by Fred RUSSELL of Peru for many years.

Wednesday, March 17, 1948

Rosa Belle Moon
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Belle MOON, 71, who died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in her Kewanna home, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Baptist church with the Rev. Henry BULGER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Moon had been ill two years and was bedfast most of the time.
The deceased is the daughter of David and Kathryn OVERMYER and was born in Fulton county June 4, 1876. A member of the Baptist church and the Rebekah lodge, Mrs. Moon had spent most of her life in Kewanna. She was married to Harry MOON June 21, 1896.
Survivors include the husband; an adopted daughter, Miss Kathryn MOON of Gary; a sister, Mrs. Regeena ABBOTT of Niles, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Amory B. Swift
Funeral services for Amory B. SWIFT, who died in Detroit Tuesday morning, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. MUSSELMAN, Macy, Ind. The Rev. TAGGART, pastor of the Macy Methodist church will officiate and interment will be in the Plainview cemetery west of Macy. The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home up until 4 p.m. Thursday when it will be removed to the Musselman residence.
Thursday, March 18, 1948 to Friday, March 19, 1948

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Saturday, March 20, 1948

Linnie Leavell
Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie LEAVELL, 74, who died Friday at her home in Fulton after an illness of nine weeks, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Robert PRINZING officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
A native of Cass county, Mrs. Leavell was born July 11,1883 near Royal Center, the daughter of Jacob and Angeline KLINE. She was married to Jacob CUNNINGHAM Feb. 22, 1902, who preceded her in death. She was married to Edward LEAVELL May 16, 1924. Mrs. Leavell was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Survivors are the husband; one son, Lester CUNNINGHAM, Gary; one stepson and two stepdaughters, Edward CUNNINGHAM of LaPorte, Ruth LEAVELL, at home, Mrs. Ray MILLER of Roann; a grandson, Don CUNNINGHAM, Gary; one half-brother, Marion JONES, Wabena, Wis.
The body will be taken from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence at 11 a.m. Sunday.

George Hendricks
Relatives in Kewanna received word Friday evening of the death of George HENDRICKS, 67, former Kewanna resident, at Alton, Ill.
Mr. Hendricks had been ill for quite some time.
He was formerly the depot agent at Lake Bruce for the C. & O. railroad.
Survivors include the wife, Jennie [HENDRICKS]; two daughters, Mrs. Anna BRACKET of Aurora, Ill., and Phyllis [HENDRICKS], at home; two sons, Virgil and Robert [HENDRICKS], at home; and one brother, Will HENDRICKS of Mexico.
Funeral services will be in the Pleasant Hill Evangelical United Brethren church at Lake Bruce at 2 p.m. Monday with burial in the IOOF cemetery. The IOOF lodge will assist in the services.
The body will arrive at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna on Monday morning.

Garry Walter Hammond
Garry Walter HAMMOND, two-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred HAMMOND of Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital.
Survivors, besides the parents, are three sisters, Judith, Jeanette and Karen Sue [HAMMOND], and a twin brother, Dale Dayne HAMMOND.
Graveside services were conducted today at the IOOF cemetery in Akron by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH.
The body was taken to the Sheetz funeral home Friday evening.
Ileen Thomsen
Indianapolis, March 20. - Death came yesterday to a 24-year-old former Indiana beauty queen who recently made a 390-mile trip in an iron lung from Indianapolis to New Brunswick, N.J.
Mrs. Ileen THOMSEN died of infantile paralysis in Middlesex County Hospital in New Brunswick after an 8-month battle against the dread disease. She was a patient in Robert W. Long Hospital in Indianaolis before being taken to New Jersey.
A native of Claypool (Kosciusko County), Mrs. Thomsen was chosen Egg Queen at an egg festival held in 1941 in Mentone. She was stricken with polio while visiting her parents in Claypool last August.
Survivors include the husband, Christian THOMSEN, an official of the Heyden Chemical Company, and a son, Ronnie Earl THOMSEN, 5, both of Fords, N.J.
Funeral services for Mrs. Thomsen, who lived in Akron for a year, will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Evangelical United Brethren church at Burket with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Cemeteries, Palestine Cemetery, Harrison Twp.: Ileen SARBER THOMSEN, wife of Christian THOMSEN, Dec. 30, 1922 - March 18, 1948; Edna SARBER, mother, June 30, 1897 - 1981; Earl F. SARBER, father, Oct. 21, 1889 - Feb. 14, 1968.]

Monday, March 22, 1948

Forrest L. James
Final rites for Forrest L. JAMES, 58, who died suddenly Friday at his home near Winamac, were held this afternoon in the Methodist church, Winamac.
Mr. James was well known in the Lake Bruce and Kewanna vicinities where he was for many years a stock buyer. He is survived by his widow, four sons and six daughters. Mrs. Ed SMITH of Kewaqnna is a sister.

Charles Pyle
Charles "Charley" PYLE, 81, life resident of Rochester, died at 12:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. Pyle was found unconscious at his home at 1222 Franklin street Sunday.
Known to most of the school children of Rochester as "Charley," Mr. Pyle served 15 years as traffic policeman at the corner of Main and 12th streets.
He was born March 28, 1866, in Fulton county and was the son of James and Mary PYLE. He married Mary KIRKENDALL in Rochester, Jan. 22, 1891. She preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer also.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.
Survivors include two sons, Donald [PYLE] of Rochester and Robert [PYLE] of Fort Wayne; one grandson, John [PYLE] of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Pyle is the last and youngest of a family of eight.

Frank T. Roberts
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac for Frank T. ROBERTS, 75, of Star City. Mr. Roberts died in his home in Star City, Friday night.
He was born Sept. 7, 1872, and married Sept. 17, 1908, to Lily EDINGTON of Kewanna. He was a resident of Kewanna up until the last 13 years.
Survivors include his widow and five children: Mrs. Ranna MURPHY and Joseph ROBERTS of Star City, Mrs. Beryl STOUT of Medaryville, Mrs. Emma THORNINGTON of Rochester, and Donald ROBERTS of Plainfield. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Olive EDINGTON of Kewanna.
Burial was made in the IOOF cemetery at Star City.

Tuesday, March 23, 1948

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 24, 1948

Fred Gomps
Fred GOMPS, 84, a retired brick manufacturer residing 3 miles west of Argos, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday evening following a stroke of apoplexy. He had been in ill health for the past 18 months. He had been a resident of Marshall county for 13 years.
Mr. Gomps was born Jan. 31, 1863 at Indianapolis, the son of Christopher and Marie GOMPS. On Nov. 8, 1913 he was married to Harriet SHEETS.
Survivors are his wife; a brother, Harry [GOMPS] of Indianapolis; a sister, Lizzie GOMPS of Indianapolis and a niece and nephew.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. The body will be taken to Indianapolis Friday morning for burial in the Crown Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home.

Edna Ewer
Mrs. Edna EWER, 50, of Argos, died at 12:15 a.m. today in the Healthwin hospital in South Bend where she had been confined for the last two years.
Born at Knox, Jan. 20, 1898, Mrs. Ewer was the daughter of Frank and Eva FAIRBANKS. She was married to Clarence EWER Nov.20, 1914 and was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church at South Bend.
Survivors include the husband, an adopted daughter, Virginia SUTHERLIN of Plymouth; her father, Frank of Mishawaka; and four brothers, Robert [FAIRBANKS] of Mishawaka, Clifford [FAIRBANKS] of Dowagiac, Mich., Franklin [FAIRBANKS] of Fort Wayne, and Charles FAIRBANKS of Ohio.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Parks additon of the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Eva Gallipo
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva GALLIPO, 61, who died Tuesday at the home of her son, Dwight, three miles east of Macy, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Ebenezer Methodist church with the Rev. Harly CARBAUGH officiating. Burial will be at the Ebenezer cemetery.
Mrs. Callipo had been ill six months.
A native of Miami county, she spent her entire life in Macy and was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church and the W.S.C.S. of that church. She was born Jan. 26, 1887, the daughter of George and Angeline GLASSORD. She was married to Edward GALLIPO Jan. 26, 1906, and he preceded her in death in 1943.
Survivors include the son, Dwight [GALLIPO]; a brother, John GLASSFORD, R.R. 2, Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Charles CHAPIN, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. H. H. TOMLINSON, Great Falls, Mont.; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Futon and will be returned to the residence Thursday noon.

Thursday, March 25, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, March 26, 1948

Fred C. Ernsperger
Fred C. ERNSPERGER, 76, former Rochester resident, died at 9 o'clock Friday morning in the Logansport hospital, following a prolonged illness. He was engaged in farming near Rochester for a long number of years.
Fred. C., son of Francis M. and Ida WYLIE ERNSPERGER, was born December 23, 1871 on a farm five miles northwest of this city. He was a member of the Rochester Church of God. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Belle GARDNER, of this city and Mrs. Della HOLLIS, of Richmond, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Private funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Bothers Funeral Home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL in charge. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home up until 1:30 p.m. Monday. It has been requesed that flowers be omitted.

Saturday, March 27, 1948

Helen E. Belt
Mrs. Helen E. BELT, 78, of Macy, died at 12:15 a.m. today in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two weeks.
A life resident of the Macy community, Mrs. Belt was born Oct. 1, 1869, in Miami county. She was a member of the Christian church and was twice married. The was married first to Thomas CLEMENS and then to William BELT. Both preceded her in death.
She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Edna HARE of Macy, Mrs. Joyce HOOVER of Rochester, Mrs. June BAIR of Logansport, and Mrs. Margaret VASER of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery.
The body will be returned to the residence Sunday from the Ditmire funeral home.

Henry W. Kramer
Funeral services for Henry W. KRAMER, 87, father of Ed KRAMER of Indianapolis and formerly of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington.
Mr. Kramer died Friday morning at the home of his son.
He conducted a grocery for 40 years in Huntington and had lived in the Rochester vicinity for five years with his sons, Edward and Chester.
Survivors include four sons, Henry and Othel [KRAMER], both of Huntington, Chester and Ed [KRAMER]; three daughters, Mrs. Mary LUSCH and Mrs. Mina GOODRICH of Huntington and Miss Helen KRAMER of Ft. Wayne; and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Jacob SULSER of Huntington.

Charles E. Richter
Last rites for Charles E. RICHTER, 82, who died Friday afternoon at the home of his son, Ernest [RICHTER], one mile southeast of Fulton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Fulton Baptist church with the Rev. Robert PRINTZING officiating. Burial will be in the Union cemetry in St. Joseph county.
Mr. Richter had been ill two weeks. He was born April 1, 1865, in St. Joseph county, the son of Isaac and Susanna RICHTER. He came to Fulton county in 1920 and was a retired farmer.
Mr. Richter was twice married. His first wife was Lillian FERRY and he was later joined in marriage to Alba JONES. Both preceded him in death.
Survivors, besides the son, include another son, Elton of South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Esther STINGELY of near Fulton; and eight grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Ernest Richter residence from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton today.

Charles Fox
Charles FOX, 72, Argos, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Kelly hospital at Argos after an illness of two months.
Born in Marshall county near Bremen Sept. 6, 1875, Mr. Fox was a retired farmer. He lived in Argos four years and two miles west of that community for several years.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary [FOX], at home; a son Dean [FOX], stationed in California with the armed forces, and a brother, Jesse [FOX], of Argos.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the son. The body will remain at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos where friends may call.

John R. Warren
Mrs. Rose SWARTZLANDER and Mrs. Martha POWELL have received word of the death of their brother, John R. WARREN at his home in McComb, Miss., on March 24th. He had been in ill health for several years.
Mr. Warren was a former resident of Rochester.

Monday, March 29, 1948

Charles Fox
Funeral services for Charles FOX, 72, who died Friday in the Kelly hospital at Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER, pastor of the Argos Christian church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
Born in Marshall county Sept. 6, 1875, Mr. Fox was the son of Conrad and Harriett FOX. His wife preceded him in death.

Roy Lawson
Relatives here have been informed of the death of Roy LAWSON which occurred Friday evening in Chicago. Mr. Lawson, who was 70 years of age, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. LAWSON, who resided north of Rochester. Funeral services will be held in Chicago Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, March 30, 1948

Howard H. Griggs
Howard H. GRIGGS, 64, a retired farmer residing near Lake Nyona, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday of a heart attack enroute to Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Griggs yesterday morning had taken Raymond L. SMITH, J. J. HILFLICKER and Leroy BUDD, all of Macy, to his farm near Leiters Ford to do cement work. About 11:30 he complained of pains in his chest, and a little later asked to be taken home. The men put him in the back seat of the car and drove here, but went to the hospital. There he was found dead on arrival.
Born in Newton county, Ind., April 7, 1883, he was the son of Wilson and Anna GRIGGS. He had lived at Lake Nyona since 1930, moving there from Brook. He was a member of the Macy Christian church and on March 24, 1914, he married Edna WEBB in Lafayette.
Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Nora HILFLICKER, Lake Nyona, and Mrs. Martha GALBREATH, South Bend; five grandchildren, and a brother, Fred [GRIGGS], Tulsa, Okla.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Macy Christian church, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN in charge. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. The body will be moved Tuesday evening from the Ditmire mortuary, Fulton, to the residence, where friends may call.

Wednesday, March 31, 1948

Leona Rouch
Mrs. Leona ROUCH, 75, passed away at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William BENNETT, three miles east of Adamsboro. She had been seriously ill for the past five weeks.
Leona, daughter of Dr. John and Eunice RICHARDS, was born in Fulton county on May 3, 1872. She was married to Dan ROUCH on June 14, 1893. Mrs. Rouch had resided in Fulton until 1935. She was in charge of the Fulton Telephone Exchange for a period of 15 years. The deceased was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. William BENNETT; two grandsons, Tom and Bill BENNETT and four sisters, Mrs. Eva MARTIN, Mrs. Tressa REED, Mrs. Eldorado HOLMES, of West Lafayette and Mrs. Marie HENDERSON, of Union City, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon 1:30 o'clock at the Ditmire funeral home, Fulton. Burial will be in the Meta cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, April 1, 1948

De Wayne Eugene Utter
Funeral services were held today for De Wayne Eugene UTTER, one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleotus UTTER, 1108 Bancroft street, Rochester, at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.
The infant was ill one week and died Wednesday. He was born Feb. 28, 1948. Survivors, besides the parents, include a brother, Marvin [UTTER]; both grandmothers, Mrs. Gertrude ELLIOTT of Peru and Mrs. Gertrude UTTER of Akron.

Friday, April 2, 1948 to Monday, April 5, 1948

[no obits]

Tuesday, April 6, 1948

John Little
Joe LITTLE, route 6, Rochester, has received word of the death of his brother, John LITTLE, 78, which occurred Wednesday, March 31 at his home in Dermott, Ark.
Mr. Little, the son of David and Lucinda LITTLE, was born and reared in Kosciusko county, Ind. He resided in Rochester for a few years, but had been a resident of Arkansas for the past 50 years. He was a retired railroader.
Survivors ar two children, Marjorie [LITTLE] of Albuquerque, N.M., and Paul [LITTLE] of Austra; the brother, Joe LITTLE of Rochester and several nieces and nephews. Final rites were held in Dermott, Ark.

Mrs. Milo B. Smith
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 29, in Dixon, Wyo., for Mrs. Milo B. SMITH, 69, native of Fulton county.
Mrs. Smith was born [Maude ADAMS] in the Bruce Lake section of Fulton county, Aug. 18, 1878, the daughter of Henry and Mary ADAMS. She was married to Milo B. SMITH [Nov. 8], 1896. They lived in Fulton county 24 years after which they located in Colorado where they have resided since.
Survivors include the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Grace KESSLER of Brookings, Ore.; Mrs. Bernice YOST of Dixon; a son, Victor SMITH of Sater, Colo., and five grandchidren. A daughter, Virginia [SMITH], and two grandchildren preceded her in death.
Other survivors include a sister, brother, Carl ADAMS of Culver, two other brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Mrs. David Mow
Mrs. David MOW, former resident of the Grandview neighborhood northwest of Rochester, died at noon today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys RIGGS, 939 31st St., South Bend.
Ora Foster of the Foster Funeral Home, this city, left immediatey for South Bend. A complete obituary will be published in the Thursday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Thursday, April 8, 1948

Catherine Mow
Mrs. Catherine MOW, 88, died Wednesday noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy RIGGS, South Bend, after an illness of five yers.
A native of Sandusky, O., she was born June 3, 1859, and spent most of her life in Fulton county. For the last 12 years she had resided with her daughter in South Bend. Mrs. Mow was the daughter of George and Mary BUEHLER and married David B. MOW in Rochester. She belonged to the Adventist church in South Bend.
Funeral services, supervised by the Foster funeral home, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Richland Center Methodist church with the Rev. Mr. SOMMERVILLE officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
A short prayer service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the daughter's home at South Bend.
Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Maine STICKLER of South Bend; three sons, Floyd [MOW] of Rochester, Omer [MOW] of South Bend, and Carlton [MOW] of Moose Lake, Wash.; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchidren.
The husband and two daughters preceded her in death.

John Hiland
Winamac, April 8. - Death Wednesday claimed the man who showed no desire to live after he allegedly killed the woman to whom he had been married for 63 years. John HILAND, 82, retired Pulaski farmer, died at 3 a.m. in the Carneal hospital less than four weeks after the date of the murder.
He had been suffering from influenza before the death of his wife, 80-year-old Ollie BURRIS HILAND. Death was laid to natural causes.
According to police Hiland confessed killing his wife with a stove poker March 10 in a petty fight. He was indicted for second degree murder by a grand jury March 17. Due to his condition the aged man was never arraigned.
The retired farmer was born January 14, 1866, the son of Nelson and Nellie Van DYNE HILAND, and had spent most of his life in Pulaski county.
Survivors are two brothers, Charles [HILAND] of Rochester; Frank [HILAND] Kewanna; and a sister, Mrs. Nettie HASHEL, Winamac.
The body is at the Fry and Lange funeral home, where final rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.

Friday, April 9, 1948

Daisey A. Schaaf
Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. John [Daisey A.] SCHAAF, 71, which occurred 2:30 p.m. Thursday at her home in Santa Monica, Calif. The former local lady had been seriously ill for the past several months.
Mrs. Schaaf had a host of friends throughout Rochester and vicinity. She had been a resident of California for the past 15 years.
Daisey A. [McMAHAN], daughter of John B. and Rebecca McMAHAN was born in Fulton county in December of 1876. She was united in marriage with John SCHAAF in 1899 in a ceremony held in this city. Her husband preceded her in death four years ago.
Survivors are a son, Joe SCHAAF, two granddaughters, Joann [SCHAAF] and "Becky" SCHAAF, of Santa Monica; six brothers, Otto, Hugh and Tom McMAHAN, all of Rochester; Bill, John and James McMAHAN, of California, and a sister, Miss Jessie McMAHAN, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Final rites will be held Saturday morning in Los Angeles, Calif. and burial will be in the Forest Lawn cemetery there.

Violet M. Thomas
Mrs. Violet M. THOMAS, 34, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at her residence in Argos after an illness of two years.
Born April 17, 1914, in Chicago, Mrs. Thomas was a resident of Argos 12 years. The daughter of August and Mary SANDBERG, Mrs. Thomas was married to Robert THOMAS Oct. 10, 1937, in Argos.
Survivors include the husband and a two-year-old son, Tommy [THOMAS]; the mother, Mrs. August SANDBERG, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle FIELDS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Florence YOUNG from Washington; a brother, Clifford SANDBERG of Chicago, and one niece and one nephew.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. The funeral party then will leave for the Cochran funeral home in Chicago where services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Chicago.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home until time of service.

Mae Moore
After an illness of 10 weeks, Mrs. Mae MOORE, 64, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
A life resident of the Burton neighborhood, Mrs. Moore was born Dec. 15, 1883, in Fulton county and was the daughter of John and Suzanna MATHIAS. She was a member of the Burton Methodist church. She was married to Fred MOORE June 29, 1912.
Survivors include a son, Lee [MOORE], and a daughter, Mrs. Ida BURWELL, both of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd CASTLEMAN and Mrs. Ora MARSH, of Rochester; four brothers, Earl, William, Wesley and Charles MATHIAS, of Rochester, and four grandsons. One son preceded her in death.
Last rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Burton Methodist church by the Rev. Earl LONGENBAUGH, assisted by the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence from the Foster Funeral home this evening.

Saturday, April 10, 1948

Henry Milo Wilhelm
Henry Milo WILHELM, 63, former Fulton county resident, died Friday morning at the Howell cottage on the East Shore road at Lake Maxinkuckee after an illness of three weeks.
His residence was at Culver but he had been employed at the Howell cottage.
Mr. Wilhelm was born Feb. 21, 1885, in Wabash county, and lived in Fulton and Marshall counties most of his life. He was a gardener.
He is survived by the wife, Katie [WILHELM], two sisters Mrs. Dessa BRUGH of Culver and Mrs. Clara HAUGHTON of Seattle, Wash; three brothers, Melvin [WILHELM] of South Bend and George [WILHELM] and Donald [WILHELM] of Argos.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Easterday funeral home at Culver with the Rev. George BEATTY officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home until time of service.

Monday, April 12, 1948

David W. Thomas
David W. THOMAS, 70, former resident of this city, died at his home in Dowagiac, Mich., at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, following a three months ilness of carcinoma. Mr. Thomas, who had resided in Michigan for the past eight years, had a host of friends throughout Rochester and vicinity.
David W., son of George and Mandy THOMAS, was born in Rochestr, Ind., on May 28, 1877. In 1898 he was married to Myrtle MEHRLEY of this city. Mr. Thomas was a member of the IOOF lodge of Dowagiac.
Survivors are four sons, Harold [THOMAS] and Hubert [THOMAS] of Dowagiac, Robert [THOMAS], of Rochester and Harry [THOMAS], of Culver; and a sister, Mrs. Katie RUSH of this city; twenty grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dowagiac, and interment will be in a cemetry there.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert THOMAS and Guy and Gerald MEHRLEY of this city will attend the services.

Mrs. Cecil Clouse
Mrs. Cecil CLOUSE, 48, of Akron died from a hemorrhage of a blood vessel in her leg which she suffered in a fall at her home around 10:30 a.m. today. Death followed within a few moments after the injury. Mrs. Clouse has many friends throughout the eastern section of the county.
She was born in Sevastapool, Ind., Jan. 4, 1900, the daughter of Horace and Hannah RICKEL. Survivors are her mother; a daughter, Wanda [CLOUSE], of Wabash, and a son, Dean [CLOUSE], who is serving in the U.S. Navy and currently stationed at Portsmouth, N.H. A brother, Carl RICKEL, also survives.
The body lies in state at the Moyer & Haupert Funeral Home, Akron where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are pending.

A. E. Babcock
A. E. BABCOCK, 88, of Waterman, Ill., died Sunday afternoon after a prolonged illness according to word received by a niece, Mrs. H. P. CALLOWAY of Rochester.
Mr. Babcock, a retired farmer, formerly lived in this city. While still farming he lived west of Richland Center. While in Rochester his residence was on South Madison street. He married the former Lillian OVERMYER who survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Guy, Otto and Dean BABCOCK of Waterman, Ill., a daughter, Mrs. Gladys MABLE, Waterman, Ill.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waterman.

Tuesday, April 13, 1948

Carrie Weaver
Mrs. Carrie WEAVER, 78, died Monday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. BAER of near Bourbon, after an illness of six months.
A resident of the Walnut community 30 years, Mrs. Weaver was born June 1, 1869, in Decatur county and was the daughter of Zachiah and Ophelia WILLIE LAND.
Survivors include nine children, Mrs. William WHITE of Peru, Laura NEWMAN of Florida, Fay NEWMAN of Logansport, Woody NEWMAN of Willow Grove, Jessie NEWMAN of Denver, Edwin NEWMAN of Kokomo, Mrs. Fred SCHNEIDER of Texas, Mrs. Ernest THOMAS of Texas, and Mrs. Dee FRY of Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Lettie WEAVER of Kokomo; a brother, Ode LAND of Peru, and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos by the Rev. Milo CORMICAN. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry.

Mrs. Cecil Clouse
Last rites for Mrs. Cecil CLOUSE, 48, Akron resident who died Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body lies in state at the funeral home wher friends may call until the hour of service.

Wednesday, April 14, 1948

Lucie Dennison
Miss Flo DELP received word Monday of the death of Mrs. Harry [Lucie] DENNISON, formerly Miss Lucie DAINES, at her home in Flint, Mich., April 3.
Miss Daines came to Rochester about the year of 1907, as an instructor in Latin and German in the Rocheser college, and remained in that position until the summer of 1912, when the college closed. Miss Daines was well educated for the position she held. The following are some of the students who were in her classes during the four years of their college career, graduating in the class of 1911.
Mrs. Dee BERRIER, Dr. Cleon NAFE, Dr. Harry MACKEY, Ray MYERS, Mrs. Eunice COPLEN, Marvin BRIGGS, with many others. She was a very popular instructor.
The husband and two daughters survive.

Thursday, April 15, 1948

Laura Paxton
Mrs. Laura PAXTON, 82, well-known resident of Henry township, died at her home, four miles east of Akron, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday following a week's illness. She had been a resident of that township for the past 62 years and had many friends throughout that section of the county.
Laura, daughter of Isaac and Leah RHOADES, was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, on June 17, 1865, and on Jan. 5, 1886, she was united in marriage with James PAXTON.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Russell [PAXTON] of Akron and Lloyd [PAXTON] of LaPorte; two daughters, Mrs. Bula SILVERS and Mrs. Lula DAWS, both of Silver Lake; sisteen grandchidren, and sixteen great-grandchidren. Three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth WINBIGLER of Wabash, Mrs. Alice WARREN of Warsaw and Mrs. Jane NOEL of Los Angeles, Calif., also survive.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body lies in state at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, where friends may call.

Hilda Lamb
Miss Hilda LAMB, 29, of Waupecong, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital two hours after she shot herself while parked in her car at the rear of the Hipskind Motor Service on South Main street.
The weapon used was a combination shotgun and rifle. The .22 gauge bullet entered her right eye and lodged in the back of the brain. An unfired bullet was discovered in the victim's coat and two boxes of unopened 410 gauge shotgun shells were in her pocketbook.
The daughter of Dr. Henry LAMB of Amboy, a chiropractor, Miss Lamb was discovered slumped over the steering wheel of her 1947 Chevrolet coupe by Herman Turner HIPSKIND who immediaty summoned Bob THOMAS, and employee of the McMillan Refrigeration Service located across the street.
While Thomas battered his way into the car, Hipskind phoned for a doctor, ambulance and police.
A note was left by the deceased woman, who had been staying with her maternal grandmother in Waupecong, indicated family differences were responsible for the deed.
She left instructions for her brother, Don [LAMB], that her car shouldn't be driven any farther without a grease job or an oil change.
She also asked that she be cremated without sevices.
Robert WILHELM of Logansport, an employee at the Hipskind auto lot, gave the gun to Miss Lamb at 3 p.m. Wednesday. She explained she intended to shoot a fox in a ditch near her grandmother's home.
Wilhelm said neither he nor Hipskind heard the car drive in to the rear of the office. No one reported hearing the fatal shot.
Dr. Charles RICHARDSON performed an autopsy at the request of Coroner Dean STINSON.
Funeral arrangements of any sort have not been planned by the Lamb family. They are attempting to locate Donald LAMB, a traveling salesman.
The only survivors are Dr. and Mrs. LAMB, the parents; the maternal grandmother, a Mrs. MYERS, and the brother, Donald.
The body is at the Laird funeral home in Amboy.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, State Trooper Estel BEMENDERFER and City Patrolman Jack KOFRON investigated.

Friday, April 16, 1948

Laura Paxton
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura PAXTON, 82, who died at her home four miles east of Akron Wednesday evening, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Palestine church with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body was taken to the home at 4 p.m. today from the Moyer-Haupert funral home in Akron.

Saturday, April 17, 1948

[no obits]

Monday, April 19, 1948

Emmett Tebbs
Word has been received here of the death of Judge Emmett TEBBS at his home in Cincinnati on Saturday night. He had been ill for a number of years. Mrs. Tebbs was the former Dorothy COLESON who taught school both at Rochester and Leiters Ford a number of years ago. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Jonathan Cover
Jonathan P. COVER, 80, a farmer, died at his home two miles south of Macy at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, after an illness of nine weeks.
Born in Miami county April 8, 1868, Mr. Cover lived in the Macy community all his life. His parents were Alfred and Louise COVER. On Dec. 11, 1909, he married Evlean MILLER in Rochester. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Perry COVER of Denver, Ind., and James T. COVER of Macy; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the residence, the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating, and burial wil be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. The body will be taken to the residence Tuesday noon from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Lillian DuBois Babcock
Mrs. Lillian DuBOIS BABCOCK, 75, well-known resident of Fulton county, died at 10:45 a.m. today at her residence four miles south of Rochester.
She had been ill since Oct. 20, 1947. Heart trouble was listed as the cause of her death.
Born May 9, 1872, in Liberty township, Mrs. Babcock was the daughter of George W. and Amy E (HORTON) DuBOIS. She was married Jan. 1, 1896 in Green Oak to Andrew E. BABCOCK.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Babcock were school teachers and taught seven years at Gas City after meeting at Tippecanoe where he was employed. Afterwards they lived 21 years in Kewanna and 10 years in Rochester.
Mrs. Babcock had been very active in D.A.R. work and was a member of the Board of Childrens' Guardians of Fulton county. She also worked for the Red Cross and strongly supported the Anti-Tuberculosis League.
Mr. and Mrs. Babcock celerated their golden wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 1946. She was a member of he Kewanna Methodist church and the Green Oak community church.
Survivors include the husband, Andrew; a foster-daughter, Mrs. H. J. LEASE of Rochester; two grandsons, Howard [LEASE] and James LEASE of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. L. M. SHOEMAKER of Kewanna; three brothers, Fred H. DuBOIS of Omaha, Neb., Don L. DuBOIS of Roann, and Rex DuBOIS of Logansport.
One infant child preceded her in death as did two brothers, Lefevre [DuBOIS] and Dr. Dwight L. DuBOIS.
The body was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Last rites are pending.

Elmer E. Jackson
Elmer E. JACKSON, 81, of Logansport but a native of Fulton county, died Sunday morning in St. Joseph's hospital after suffering a broken hip a week ago.
Born June 20, 1866, in Fulton county, Mr. Jackson was the son of Joseph and Sarah JACKSON. His wife, Isabelle [JACKSON], preceded him in death three years ago. Mr. Jackson lived here 15 years after residing in Florida several years. A retired carpenter, he was made an honorary member of the Masonic lodge in Miami, Fla. He had been operating a filling station in Logansport the last few years.
He is survived by a son, Byron [JACKSON], of Maywood, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Gwendolyn SAPP of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Mark S. JACKSON of Rochester; and three grandchidren.
Funeral srvices will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Chase and Miller funeral home at Logansport with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Friends my call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Tuesday, April 20, 1948

Ellen Vawter
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen VAWTER, 82, life resident of Rochester who died at 5 p.m. Monday at her home, 316 Main street, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The daugher of Eli and Emaline HOSTEDLER, Mrs. Vawter was born Oct. 11, 1865 in Howard county. She was married to Alfred VAWTER in Rochester Oct. 24, 1896. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Women's Benefit Association, and the Pioneer club.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hope McKELVEY of Rochester; a grandson, Robert McKELVEY of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. E. VAWTER of Rochester, Mrs. Mary MOSIER of Rochester, and Mrs. Alice ARMSTRONG of San Antonio, Texas, and a brother, Herman HOSTEDLER of South Bend.

Twin Infants Groves
Premature boy twins were born this morning at Woodlawn hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Rex GROVES of Akron. The twins only lived a few hours.

Oscar W. Fear
Oscar W. FEAR, 66, resident of the Akron community since 1943, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ilene FEAR, in Akron. He suffered heart trouble, and had been ill since Friday night.
Mr. Fear was born Jan. 22, 1882, in Indiana, the son of William and Susie FEAR. He married Nancy Mattie VOTRA at Peru Sept. 20, 1905. He was a carpenter.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mildred CARTER of Elmwood, Wis., Mrs. Mabel WEHRLY of Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Loreene STEWARD of Aurora, Ill.; two daughers-in-law, Mrs. Claude FEAR of Akron and Mrs. Virgil FEAR of Burlington, N.C.; seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers, John [FEAR] and Orville [FEAR] of Argos and Louis [FEAR] and Homer [FEAR] of Mentone, and one sister, Mrs. Maude CARTWRIGHT of Warsaw.
A brief service will be conducted at the home preceding funeral services at the South Pleasant church, three miles south of Silver Lake, at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Lee HILL will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
At 3 p.m. Wednesday the body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the home of the daughter-in-law, where friends may call.

Cecil A. Oden
Cecil A. ODEN, 44, a farmer in the Akron community, died at 10 p.m. Monday at the Veterans hospital at Indianapolis. He had been ill a year with tuberculosis.
A native of Miami county, Mr. Oden was born Sept. 18, 1903, to M. M. and Mary ODEN. On May 15, 1943 he married Ruth RICKETTS at Rochester. He was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are the parents, near Akron; the wife; one daughter, Carol Lee [ODEN]; two sisters, Mrs. Vada ZARTMAN of Richland Center and Mrs. A. J. RICE of Tucumcari, N.M.; and one brother, Earl ODEN of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at he funeral home after Wednesday noon.

Lillian Babcock
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian BABCOCK, 75, who died Monday morning at her home four miles south of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, assisted by the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Babcock will be taken to the Babcock residence from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home late this aftrnoon.

Wednesday, April 21, 1948

Graveside services for twin boys, who died Tuesday shortly after being born to Mr.and Mrs. Rex GROVES of Valparaiso, were conducted today at the Mount Hope cemetery, in Athens with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating.
Born at Woodlawn hospital, the twins are survived by the parents; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex GROVES, Sr., of Valparaiso an former Akron residents, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin HEETER of Akron.

Harley Warren
Harley WARREN, 60, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 5 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been in poor healthfor several years.
Born Nov. 24. 1887, he was the son of James and Jane WARREN. Mr. Warren married Nancy BYER in April of 1917. He was employed at the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend for several years and was a clerk in Thompson's Five and Ten cent store in Rochester many years ago.
Mr. Warren is survived by the wife; two brothers, Jesse and Winifred [WARREN] of Argos; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude RAILSBACK of Argos, Mrs. Della THOMPSON of South Bend, Mrs. Claude SENIOR of Souh Bend and Mrs. Sylvester CLARK of Warsaw.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bethlehem Baptist church with the Rev. Arthur HARMON of Lafayette officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico cemetry. The body will be returned to the residence in Newcastle township Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, April 22, 1948

Lillian Irene Murphy
Mrs. Lillian Irene MURPHY, 76, a native of Macy, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mabel LADD of Warsaw after an illness of three years.
Born Sept. 24, 1871, at Macy, Mrs. Murphy was the daughter of William and Margaret SCHINDLER. She was married to Wallace MURPHY Sept. 21, 1895. She lived with her daughter the last 14 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ferrol RITTER of Pierceton, Mrs. Mabel LADD of Warsaw, and Mrs. Hilda THARP of Gainsburg, Ill.; two sons, Clifford MURPHY of Rochester and Marvin "Tim" MURPHY of Watersmeet, Mich., nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A sister, Mrs. Leota CALLOWAY and an infant daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at the Landis funeral home in Warsaw at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Avery MILEY of Warsaw officiating. Short graveside services will be conducted at Macy.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Delbert Earl Overmyer
Delbert Earl OVERMYER, 68, retired barber and native of Fulton county, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth where he had been confined since Dec. 5, 1947, when he was struck by an automobile.
Mr. Overmyer, an uncle of Charles OVERMYER of Rochester, lived on the Osborne road near Lakevile.
He was born Sept. 24, 1879, at Richland Center and had lived near Lakeville for nine years coming from South Bend. He married Anita PATRICK of South Bend Sept. 2, 1931, at St. Joseph, Mich.
Mr. Overmyer is survived by the wife; a son, Deloise OVERMYER of South Bend; a daughter, Glenna Louise [OVERMYER], at home, and the nephew, Mr. Overmyer of this city.
Mr. Overmyer was the last of a family of thirteen children.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hartman funeral home at Lakeville with the Rev. Thomas LUKE, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, officiating. The place of burial is unknown. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Friday, April 23, 1948

Flora D. Bugby
Mrs. Flora D. BUGBY, former Fulton county resident, died Thursday in a Logansport hospital after an illness of several months. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis ELEY, who once resided in Newcastle township.
Her first marriage was to Levi BYBEE on March 6, 1884. To this union five children were born, three of whom are living, Mrs. Norma DOUGLASS and Devane BYBEE, both of Logansport, and Donald BYBEE of Plymouth. Her husband died in 1901. Several grandchildren and great-grandchidren survive. A number of years ago she was united in marriage with Frank BUGBY who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bugby was a member of the First Baptist church of Logansport.
Funeral services will be at the Chase funeral home, Logansport at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Lillian Murphy
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian MURPHY, 76, Macy native who died Wednesday at the home of a daughter in Warsaw, were conducted today at the Landis funeral home in Warsaw by the Rev. Avery MILEY with burial at the Macy cemetery.
Mrs. Murphy was the mother of Clifford MURPHY of Rochester.

Millie Jane Williams
Mrs. Millie Jane WHITE WILLIAMS, 73, died Thursday evening in the Morris hospital in Plymouth after an illness of two years.
A native of the Argos community, Mrs. Williams was born Feb. 12, 1875, the daughter of Francis and Sarah WHITE. She had been residing in South Bend prior to entering the hospital. Mrs. Williams, a member of the Argos Methodist church, was married to Harry C. WILLIAMS in 1912. He preceded her in death in 1941.
She is survived by a brother, Harry WHITE of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Dessie MYERS of South Bend; three nieces and three nephews.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (DST) in the Grossman funeral home with burial in the New Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth.

Saturday, April 24, 1948

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Monday, April 26, 1948

Frank J. Arter
Frank J. ARTER, 76, died at 7:15 a.m. today at his home in Talma. He had been in failing health the last four years, and seriously ill since Wednesday.
Born March 18, 1872, near Akron to Philip and Phoebe (MOUL) ARTER, Mr. Arter had lived in the Talma community 37 years. He married Edith HOLLOWAY March 31, 1894, in Rochester. He was a blacksmith and trucker, a service station operator and drove a Tama school bus for a number of years.
Surviving are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Fred BARR of Donovan, Ill., and Mrs. Roy HUBBARD of Rochester; three brothers, Samuel [ARTER] of South Bend, Edward [ARTER] and William [ARTER] of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Ben WILTSHIRE of Macy and Mrs. Loma PERSONETTE of Akron; six grandchildren; two great-grandchidren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Talma Methodist church, with burial in the Reichter cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence late Tuesday afternoon from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Stella Carrington
Last rites for Miss Stella CARRINGTON, 64, of Chicago, who died in Woodlawn hospital Sunday morning, will be conducted at 2 p.m.Tuesday in Onargo, Ill., with burial in that city.
Miss Carrington died of injuries resulting when she was visiting her niece, Mrs. N. O. NELSON of this city.
Born Feb. 18, 1887, the daughter of Edmond and Sarah CARRINGTON, she was a bookkeeper for the Western Piece Dyers and Finishers company of Chicago. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Irene MORGAN, Chicago; two brothers, W. E. CARRINGTON of Chicago, and J. M. CARRINGTON of Paxton, Ill.
The body was taken from the Foster funeral home to Onarga today. Mrs. Nelson accompanied.

Della L. Frettinger
Mrs. Della L. FRETTINGER, 53, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at her home seven miles northeast of Kewanna.
Born in Illinois Nov. 3, 1894, Mrs. Frettinger was the daughter of William and Mary GOODWIN. She was married to John M. FRETTINGER in 1912 and they came to Kewanna in 1939.
Survivors, besides the husband, include eight chidren, Mildred, William, Roy, Frank, Walter, Paul and Gladys [FRETTINGER], and Mrs. Hazel DARKWOOD of Chicago and a son, Ralph FRETTINGER, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Edith Van DUYNE of Danville, Ill., and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted in the Sharon church at 3:30 p.m. (DST) Tuesday by the Rev. Mrs. BAKER with burial in the IOOF cemetery.

Fred D. Kennard
Fred D. KENNARD, 60, a former resident of Kewanna, died at his home in South Bend Saturday after suffering a heart attack.
Born in Champaign, Ill., July 26, 1887, Mr. Kennard was janitor of the South Bend Central high school and a veteran of World War I.
He is survived by the wife, Celia Hazel KENNARD; two step-sons, John VIGUS of Kewanna and Stuart VIGUS of Texas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Henry LEUROIT of Kewanna, and a brother, Charles D. KENNARD of Hammond.
The body was brought to the daughter's home. Final services will be at 2 p.m. (DST) Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home with the Rev. J. A. HOLLAND officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Levi M. Karn
Levi M. KARN, 87, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at his home in Chili after a four months illness.
Death was caused by heart trouble.
A life resident of Miami county, Mr. Karn was born in Perry township April 16, 1861, the son of Daniel and Rebecca HARTER KARN. A retired farmer, Mr. Karn was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church in Deedsville. He married the former Olive LEEDY Nov. 18, 1883, and she preceded him in death in 1933.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ethel NORRIS of Chili and Mrs. Ross ROBBINS of Peru; a brother, Ira KARN of Deedsville; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchidren. Another daughter preceded him in death.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (DST) in the E. U. B. church in Deedsville with the Rev. John KREIG assisted by the Rev. Kenneth HOSTETLER officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Deedsville.
The body will be returned to the residence this evening where friends may call until 1 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
The body was taken to the McCain funeral home.

William C. Jurgensmeyer
Funeral services for William C. JURGENSMEYER 71, former Fulton county commissioner who fell dead Saturday night on the sidewalk on the north side of the Schultz Five and Ten Cent store, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grace Methodist church where the Revs. Frank R. BRIGGS of Rochester and Hugh McGLASSON of Indiana Harbor will officiate assisted by the Rochester IOOF lodge. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Jurgensmeyer was on his way home after an Odd Fellows lodge meeting when death occurred. County Coroner Dean STINSON listed the cause as heart faiure.
The deceased was born April 17, 1877, in Hocking county Ohio. He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth JURGENSMEYER. His wife, the former Iona WEST, preceded him in death July 14, 1943.
Mr. Jurgensmeyer, deputy county assessor at the time of his death, served as county commissioner from 1936 until 1942. He was always active in IOOF lodge work and was a member of the Rochester Subordinate, Encampment and the Patriarch Militants. He also was a member of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge and of the Methodist church in Rochester.
He came to Fulton county from Fithian, Ill., in 1906 and moved to Rochester in 1943.
A son, Ralph [JURGENSMEYER], is the only immediate survivor.
The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. It will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until then.

Tuesday, April 27, 1948

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Wednesday, April 28, 1948

Amelia Jane Carter
Mrs. Amelia Jane CARTER, 84, 418 Jefferson street, died at 6:15 a.m. today at the Jones Nursing home at Logansport where she had been a patient for the last three months.
The deceased woman, who had been ill since 1941, died as a result of paralysis.
Born March 6, 1864, near Metea, Mrs. Carter was the daughter of Thomas and Lydia SHILLING MOORE. She was married to William CARTER Dec. 2, 1890, in Logansport. He preceded her in death Aug.2, 1945. She came to Rochester in 1925 from Twelve Mile.
Survivors include a son, Estil CARTER of Rochester; and a daughter, Mrs. Charles BROWN of Macy.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Benjamin G. THOMAS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain in the funeral home where friends may call.

Thursday, April 29, 1948

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Friday, April 30, 1948

Polly White
Mrs. Polly WHITE, 90, one of the oldest residents in Argos, died Thursday afternoon in the Morris Nursing Home in Plymouth.
Born March 14, 1858, in Altoona, Mo., she was the daughter of Daniel and Roda PREGMORE. Mrs. White was a member of the Eastern Star. She was married to Zibeon WHITE who precded her in death in 1943.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John ARBUCKLE of Stockton, Calif., and Mrs. Tellie METZGER of Seattle, Wash.; a son, Zollas WHITE of Wyatt; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. (DST) in the Umbaugh funeral home Monday with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.

Saturday, May 1, 1948

Elizabeth Unger
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth UNGER, 59, who died at her home two miles south of Metea Friday evening, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the home of a son, Walter, four miles south of Fulton. The Rev. Robert WILBURN will officiate and burial will be at Metea.
Born July 17, 1888 in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Hezekiah and Florence HOOVER. She married Edward UNGER on June 27, 1908. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. She moved from north of Rochester less than one year ago.
She is survived by the husband; four sons, Walter and Elden [UNGER] of Cass county, Ernest [UNGER] of Detroit and Paul [UNGER] of Grand Rapids; four daughters, Mrs. Laverne SCHLEGEL of Detroit, Mrs. Lois LANDON of Flint, Mrs Bertha Louise BUESCHER of Belleville, Mich., and Mrs. Helen ROBINSON of Peru; sixteen grandchildren, and two sisters in Washington. The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Monday, May 3, 1948

Harriet Evelyn Engle
Mrs. Pierce [Harriet Evelyn] ENGLE, 27, died at 2 a.m. Monday at her home a mile east of Beaver Dam high school. Death was caused by a stroke. Mrs. Engle has a host of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.
Harriet Evelyn [WESTWOOD], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. WESTWOOD, was born in Rochester on June 30, 1920. She was married to Pierce "Bill" ENGLE on February 10, 1945.
Survivors are her husband; her parents; a sister, Ruth [WESTWOOD]; a brother Carl [WESTWOOD], all of Rochester, and her grandmother, Mrs. Dan OLINGER also of this city.
The body lies in state at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home in Akron. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Florence Vance
Mrs. Florence VANCE, 65, Argos, died early Sunday morning at her home after an illness of five years. Heart trouble was cause of death.
Born in Argos July 12, 1882, the daughter of John and Frances WITMER, Mrs. Vance was a member of the Argos Christian church and the Rebekah lodge. She was married to William VANCE March 22, 1919.
Funeral services wil be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Argos Christian church with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.
Friends may call at the Umbaugh funeral home where the body will remain until the hour of service.
Survivors include the father; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie BARLOW of Argos and Mrs. Pearl VOLLMAN of Chicago.

Tuesday, May 4, 1948

Alta Zook
Mrs. Alta ZOOK, 58, R.R. 1, Denver, died Monday evening in the Dukes hospital at Peru after an illness of two weeks.
Born in Richland township of Miami county Nov. 29, 1890, she was the daugher of Samuel and Eliza GRIFFITHS. She was married to Omer F. ZOOK April 13, 1914 in Denver who preceded his wife in death in 1935. A former school teacher in the Denver and Chili schools, Mrs. Zook was a member of the Baptist church at Denver and was quite active in church work. She was the last of 10 children and resided in Miami county 50 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Miss Ruth ZOOK of Princeton, and Mrs. Jesse STATEN of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (DST) in the Baptist church in Denver with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
The body will be taken to the residence at 7 o'clock this evening from the McCain funeral home at Denver.

Lucille Folker
It was learned today that Mrs. Lucille FOLKER, wife of Elmer FOLKER, died in Crystal, Mich., April 28. Mrs. Folker had a host of friends in and around Rocheter.

Ruth Ford
Mrs. Ruth FORD, 27, died today at 9 a.m. at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert MORRILL, two miles north of Argos on Road 31.
Ill three months, Mrs. Ford's death was caused by pulmonary congestion.
Born April 6, 1921, in Argos, she was the daughter of Herbert and Essie MORRILL who survive. She lived in Argos all her life until a year ago when she went to Farmland after being married to Robert FORD, Feb. 15, 1947. She prviously had been married to Edgar TREBER who was killed in action in France. She was a member of he Argos Christian church.
Survivor include the parents, husband, daughter, Carol Sue [FORD]; four brothers, Gabriel [MORRILL], Arthur [MORRILL], and Carl [MORRILL], of Argos, and Harold [MORRILL] of Fort Wayne.
The body was taken to the Grossman funeral home at Argos. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Harriet E. Engle
Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet E. ENGLE will be held Wednesday afternoon two o'clock at the Moyer-Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, Ind. Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Akron funeral home.

Wednesday, May 5, 1948

Mrs. Robert Ford
Funeral services for Mrs. Robert FORD, 27, Farmland woman who died at the home of her parents Tuesday two miles north of Argos, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Rev. A. E. THOMAS of Farmland officiating.
Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body will be taken from the Grossman funeral home to the parents', Mr. and Mrs. Herbert MORRILL, residence this afternoon.

Thursday, May 6, 1948

Dan Feidner
Dan FEIDNER, 82, well-known retired farmer of Star City, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Ewing Nursing Home.
Mr. Feidner, who is well-known throughout this area, had been in poor health for several years. He was in the local nursing home 10 days.
The body was returned to a funeral home in Star City.

Friday, May 7, 1948

Stella Shively
Mrs. Stella SHIVELY, 70, died at 3:40 a.m. today at her home one mile east of Tiosa after an illness of several years.
She had been critically ill four weeks.
Born April 23, 1870, Mrs. Shively was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira BAILEY. She was married to Noah SHIVELY Oct. 4, 1930, in Plymouth. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the husband, are a brother, J. L. BAILEY, Mason City, Ia., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery near Akron.
The body will remain at the funeral home until the time of service.

Frank A. Kralis
The Indianapolis News of Thursday evening contained a list of the Hoosier War Dead returned on two ships, one from the Pacific and one from the European araa, a total of 6,000 bodies. Among those listed was the body of Lieut. Frank A. KRALIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan C. KRALIS now residing in LaPorte. Lieut. Kralis, an infantry officer, was killed in combat in the European theatre.
Lieut Kralis was well known in Rochester and when the famiy lived at 816 Pontiac street, a few years ago, he attended school in this city and also went to college from here.
While living here Dan C. Kralis was in the wholesale poultry business. Frank was employed on The News-Sentinel news staff for a few months following his graduation from Rochester high school.

Mary Bell Burns
Mrs. Solomon N. BURNS, 79, died at 10:20 Thursday evening at her farm home one-half mile south of Mt. Zion, following an illness of several weeks duration. Mrs. Burns had a host of friends throughout both Rochester and Henry townships. She and her husband resided on their farm a mile east of Athens for many years and a little over six months ago moved to the Mt. Zion neighborhood.
Mary Bell, daughter of Benjamin G. and Nancy MOORE was born in Henry township, Fulton county on August 15, 1868. She was married to Solomon N. BURNS on August 29, 1891. Mrs. Burns took an active interest in the affairs of her community and her entire life was lived in Fulton county.
Survivors are her husband, Solomon BURNS; seven children, Mrs. Earl JOHNSON of South Bend, Mrs. Ben LOWE of South Bend, Mrs. Charles BAKER of Anderson, Robert R. BURNS of Akron, Marion BURNS of Rochester, Mrs. George McKEE, of near Akron, Lester BURNS of Daleville, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Flaura MOORE of Athens. One daughter, Mrs. Francis LeBLANC preceded her mother in death.
The body lies in state at the Moyer and Haupert funeral home, Akron, where friends and relatives may call.
Funeral services will be held at the U.B. church in Athens at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be made at the Hoover cemetery near Athens.

Saturday, May 8, 1948

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Monday, May 10, 1948

Charles G. Wallace
Funeral services for Charles G. WALLACE, 63, well-known Rochester attorney who died unexpectdly at his home Sunday evening, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Wallace's death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage and he was ill one hour.
A life resident of Rochester, Mr. Wallace was born July 25, 1884 and was graduated from the local high school. The son of George and Fannie (CLARK) WALLACE, he also attended Rochester college and practiced law here 40 years. He married Mabel L. HOFFMAN July 25, 1941.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Walter MATTHYS of St. Charles, Ill., a granddaugter; a brother, Harry WALLACE, address unknown; and a half-sister, Mrs. Ruth BRESICK, Whiting. Two sons, Bryon and George [WALLACE], preceded in death.
The body will be kept at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Daniel A. Miller
Funeral services for Daniel A. MILLER, 70, former Rochester real estate agent who died at the wheel of his automobie Saturday five miles west of Plymouth, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church in Bremen with burial there.
Death was caused by a heart attack. Six passengers, Mrs. Robert MITCHELL and children of Donaldson, Ind., were uninjurd when the car left the road, crashed through a fence and stopped in an orchard.
Mr. Miller, who had just returned from Tampa, Fla., where he has a home, worked several years in the real estate business here with George DEAMER, Fred MOORE and A. O. YEARICK before moving to Bremen.
A son, Edwin MILLER, lives in Rochester.
Born in DeKalb county, May 29, 1877, he married Nancy E. SCHLEMMER March 5, 1899.
Survivors, besides the son, are the widow, eight children, Anthony [MILLER] of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Mrs. Stella BACKHOFF, Mrs. Alice BAKER, Mrs. Fern KIEFER, and Harvey MILLER of Bremen; Alvin A. [MILLER] of South Bend, and Mrs. Hilda SAITZ of Mishawaka; a brother, Christ MILLER, of Centerville, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma MELVILLE of Tarpon Springs, and Mrs. Mary HAWKINS of Bremen; twenty-eight grandchidren and six great-grandchidren.

John H. Goodman
Last rites for John H. GOODMAN, 73, who died Saturday afternoon in the Stansbury Nursing home at Plymouth after an illness of three years, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Johns funeral home in Mentone with the Rev. Zane MASON of the Mentone church officiating. Burial will be in he Mentone cemetery.
Born Sept. 28, 1874, in Hancock county, Ohio, Mr. Goodman was the son of Joseph and Kathryn ECKERT GOODMAN. He spent most of his life farming in Marshall, Kosciusko and Fulton counties. He married Ola WERTENBERGER in 1896. She precded him in death in 1925.
Survivors include three sons, Chauncey and Kenneth [GOODMAN] of near Mentone, and Charles [GOODMAN] of Muncie; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth BENNETT, Burket, and Mrs. Letha BROWN of near Mentone; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildrn, a brother, Zellard GOODMAN, Niles, Mich; and a sister, Mrs. Emma MINEAR of Claypool.

Tuesday, May 11, 1948

Rufus Jones
Rufus JONES, 75, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in the house he was building seven miles southwest of Argos after an illness of several hours.
Born Aug. 6, 1874, in Marshall county, Green township, Mr. Jones was the son of Thomas and Amanthia JONES. He married Rhoda BAILEY, Feb. 2, 1916, in Rochester. A farmer, he attended the Mount Hope Methodist church.
Survivors include the wife, three daughters, Mrs. Edith BUCKLER, Flat Rock, Ind.; Mrs. Frieda MANDRA, Fort Wayne; ad Mrs. Ruby A. HARING, South Bend; a brother, Milo [JONES], Scotts Bluff, Neb., and two grandchildren.
The body will be taken from the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos to the residence Wednesday afternoon pending final arrangements.

Wednesday, May 12, 1948

Rufus Jones
Funeral services for Rufus JONES, 75, well-known farmer of ner Argos who died Tuesday morning, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Mount Hope church with the Rev. A. E. GRUBBS officiating.
Buria will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Mr. Jones attended that church during his life. The body will be taken to the residence Wednesday from the Umbaugh funeral home.

Thursday, May 13, 1948

Charles Wallace
Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral services for Attorney Charles WALLACE, which were held Wednesday afternoon at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home were:
Mrs. William ROEHIRDANZ, Whiting; Mrs. Martin WHITE, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard WALLACE, Ft. Wayne; Harry WALLACE, Ft. Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BRESICK, Whiting; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin FISHER, Goshen; Mrs. Charles EVERETT, Goshen; Mrs. William HESS, Goshen; Mrs. Bird KINDIG, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Dee WALLACE, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Charles DICKERHOFF, Elkhart; Mrs. Myrtle HOFFMAN, Elkhart; Mr. and Mrs. Mel CLIP, Elkhart; Mrs. Joel ERNHERT, Elkhart; Mrs. Helen SICKAFOOSE and chidren, South Bend; Charles WALLACE, Amboy; Mr. and Mrs. Walter MATHYS, St. Charles, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. John O'CONNOR, Culver.
Robert CLARK, Hastings, Neb., arrived too late for the funeral but is here now. He is an uncle of the deceased.

Friday, May 14, 1948

[no obits]

Saturday, May 15, 1948

Thomas E. Grau
The body of Pfc. Thomas E. GRAU is being returned to this country from Europe on the transport, Lawrence Victory. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe GRAU of Gilead. He entered service in 1942 and was assigned to the 326th glider infantry of the 82nd airborne division. He was killed in action near LeHan, France. The body will be shipped to Chicago, and then to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home. Funeral arrangements cannot be made until it is definitely known when the body will arrive in Akron.

Craig Allen Wright
Craig Allen [WRIGHT], four year, eight-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Berl A. WRIGHT, died in the Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Thursday evening at 10 o'clock. The child had been in ill health for the past five months.
The Wrights, who were former residents of Rochester, have resided in South Bend for several months.
Survivors other than the parents are the paternal grandmother, Mrs. A.B. SORRELL and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jay GINTHER, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 1:30 p.m. (DST) at the Forest Hayes Funeral Home, 1201 South Michigan St., South Bend.
Burial services will be conducted at the Rochester IOOF cemetery at 3:30 the same afternoon.

Monday, May 17, 1948

Harold Leroy Leininger
Harold Leroy LEININGER, 37, died unexpectedly at 2:10 a.m. at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy LEININGER of Akron, after an illness of several years.
Born March 17, 1911, Mr. Leininger was a life resident of Akron with the exception of one and one-half hears spent in Texas. He married Mary Margaret RITTENHOUSE of Akron Dec. 2, 1933. Mr. Leininger is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Business and formerly was assistant manager of the American Fork and Hoe company at Akron. While at I.U. he was a member of the Sigma Nu social fraternity. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the parents and wife, are two sons, Harold Leroy [LEININGER], Jr., and Randall [LEININGER], both at home; a brother, John LEININGER, Fort Wayne; and a sister, Mrs. Justine NUENDORF of Akron.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetery.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home.

George H. Rans
George H. RANS, 52, died at his home today two miles west of Mentone after an illness of two years.
Mr. Rans was born Oct. 25, 1896, at Fulton, the son of James and Mary LAMBERT RANS. He married Agnes HNDRICKSON Dec. 22, 1915, at Fulton. A member of the Mentone Baptist church, he was a resident of Fulton county all his life with the exception of the last 11 years which were spent on a farm near Mentone.
Survivors, besides the wife and parents, include two daughters, Mrs. Everett BESSON and Mrs. Raymond LEWIS of Mentone; two brothers, Charles [RANS] of Fulton and Frederick [RANS] of Delong, and three grandchildren. One daughter and a son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Silas HILL, assisted by the Rev. Zane MASON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body was taken to the Rans residence this afternoon from the Johns funeral home at Mentone.

Tuesday, May 18, 1948

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 19, 1948

Harold Michael Bryant
Harold Michael BRYANT, nine-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold BRYANT, was found dead in bed at 7 a.m. today at the Bryant residence one and one-half miles west of Rochester.
The infant had been ill three days. Coroner Dean STINSON withheld his verdict regarding the cause of death.
Born Aug. 5, 1947, the son of Harold and Genevieve JOHNSON BRYANT, the boy is survived by a sister, Judith Kathleen [BRYANT]; a brother, Douglas [BRYANT]; paternal grandparents, Glenn BRYANT and Mrs. Frank BABCOCK, of Rochester, and the maternal grandparets, Mr. and Mrs. John JOHNSON of North Liberty.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 20, 1948

Edward Overlander
Edward OVERLANDER, 92, died at 9 a.m. today at the home of his son, Jake, four miles south of Akron. The aged man had been ill five months.
Born in Germany Jan. 29, 1865, Mr. Overlander made his home six miles southeast of Akron. His wife, Rauvina [OVERLANDER], preceded him in death in 1944.
He is survived by five sons, Jake, Edward, Jr., Hiram and John [OVERLANDER] of Akron, and Martin of Wabash; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha WHITE of Akron, Mrs. Hattie BETTEN of North Manchester, and Mrs. Gertrude HARMS of Roanoka, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. H. HARMS of Roanoka, Ill., and Mrs. Edward ZENTS, of Golden, Ill.
The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funersal home in Akron where it will remain.

Friday, May 21, 1948

Edward Overlander
Funeral services for Edward OVERLANDER, 92, who died at the home of his son, Jake [OVERLANDER], four miles south of Akron Thursday, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Emmanuel Evangelical church southeast of Akron with the Rev. Homer OGLE officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetry. The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until the hour of service.

Mrs. C. Hanly
Mrs. Daniel WILLARD, East Eighth street, this city, today received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. C. HANLY, which occurred Thursday morning at her home in Chicago. She was a sister of the late William EASTWOOD of this city. Several relatives reside in or near Rochester.

Sadie Rae Dickey
Last rites for Mrs. Sadie Rae DICKEY, 61, who died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at her home northeast of Akron, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Beaver Dam Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
A life resident of the Akron neighborhood, Mrs.Dickey was born July 10, 1887, the daughter of Isaac and Julia ENGLE. She was married Dec. 20, 1905 to William DICKEY who survives.
Other survivors , three sons, Edson [DICKEY] of Fort Wayne, Herbert [DICKEY] of South Bend, and Robert [DICKEY] of Laketon; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie REED of Culver and Mrs. Alta DICKEY of Akron, and two grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the residence from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home Saturday morning.

Maurice L. Wolfanger
Funeral services for Maurice L. WOLFANGER, 59, of Indianapolis, who died Thursday in the Methodist hospital there, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Indianapolis. Wolfanger helped plat one of the first smmer home site additions at Lake Nyona.

Elmira Anderson
Mrs. Elmira ANDERSON, 76, a sister to Perry WALTERS of Rochester, died at her home in Plymouth late Wednesday evening after an illness of five years. She was seriously ill 12 weels.
Born in Fulton county Oct. 11, 1872, Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Plymouth Methodist church and the St. Elmo Sunday School class of that church. She had lived in Plymouth 40 years. The husband, Charles [ANDERSON], preceded in death 12 years.
Survivors besides the brother include another brother, Irvin [ANSERSON] of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Charles SCHAFER, Indianapolis; a niece and two nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Danielson-Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. W. H. BEAN officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.

Saturday, May 22, 1948

Theodore B. Farry
Creamer FARRY of Rochester today received word of the death of his 102-year-old uncle, the Rev. Theodore B. FARRY, retired Methodist minister, at his home in Joplin, Mo.
The deceased is a former resident of Newcastle township where he taught many years. He also served as Fulton county surveyor for two years.

William Seston Robbins
Rochester friends today received word of the death of William Seston ROBBINS, which occurred at 2 a.m. today at his home near Greensburg, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Robbins have a host of friends throughout Rochester and vicinity and for the past 15 years have spent their summer vacations here with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. BRADLEY and family.
Mr. Robbins' death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered early Friday afternoon. He owned and managed large farms in the vicinity of Greensburg and during World War II was head of the Decatur county rationing board.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Franklin [ROBBINS]; and his mother, Mrs. Frank ROBBINS, all of near Greensburg. A daughter, Nancy [ROBBINS], preceded her father in death a few years ago.
Funeral services will be held in Greensburg Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bradley and famiy will attend the services.

Edward Overlander
The Edward OVERLANDER funeral rites wil be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron instead of the Rochester Evangelical church as previously announced.

Monday, May 24, 1948

Glenda Lee Watts
Glenda Lee [WATTS], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess WATTS, of Wayne West Va., died Sunday a few hours after birth in the Wayne hospital.
Surviving are the parents; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WATTS of Ligon, Ky., and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor RAILSBACK of Argos. Mrs. Watts was born and reared in Argos where she has many friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2:30 p.m. at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos and burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. The Rev. Thomas LUKE will be in charge of the rites.

Frank A. Meyers
Frank A. MEYERS, 81, died at 5 a.m. today at the home of Byron GORDON two miles south of Talma. Mr. Meyers had been ill one year and seriously ill one week.
A resident of Fulton county 73 years, he was born Dec. 8, 1866, in Hancock county, Ohio. He was the son of Amos and Judith MEYERS.
Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. William GROSS of Warsaw and Mrs. John GORDON of Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home with burial in the IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 25, 1948

Margaret A. Brown
One of Fulton county's oldest pioneer residents, Mrs. Margaret A. BROWN, 92, died Monday at her home five miles east of Fulton, not far from her birthplace in the Mt. Olive neighborhood. She had lived all her life in Liberty township.
Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 22. 1855, to William and Mary (FERGUSON) GREGORY, and on Jan. 13, 1876, she was married to William BROWN, who died in 1933. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church. She was preceded in death by three sons.
Surviving are three sons, Elmer [BROWN] of Fulton, Arthur [BROWN] of Akron, and Charles [BROWN] of Macy; one daughter, Mary Hester BROWN of Logansport; fourteen grandchildren; foty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Tilitha BROWN of Peru; and one brother, William GREGORY of near Green Oak.
Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. D. F. TAGGART. Burial will be in the Five-Corner cemetry on Road 31, southeast of this city.

Wednesday, May 26, 1948

[no obits]

Thursday, May 27, 1948

George Hilgemeier
Funeral services for George HILGEMEIER, Sr., 72, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis.
Mr. Hilgemeier, who built a most elaborate year-round home on the southeast shore of Lake Manitou several years ago, is well known to a large number of lake and city residents here. He and members of his family have spent their summers at their lake home for many years and were active in both social and civil affairs at the lake.
Mr. Hilgemeier served as president of Hilgemeier Frosted Foods, Inc., the Dunn Beverage Co., Inc.
Born in Indianapolis, Mr. Hilgemeier was an associate of the Madison Avenue State Bank and was one of the founders and a past president.
Mr. Hilgemeier was a member of Pentalpha Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, Shrine and Royal Order of Jesters, and the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Anna M. HILGEMEIER; a daugter, Mrs. Marie T. HUCKABY, and two sons, George A. HILGEMEIER, Jr. and Edward H. HILGEMEIER.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvie VORE who reside at the Hilgemeier lake home will attend the services.

Friday, May 28, 1948

Lulu Burkett
Mrs. Lulu BURKETT, 62, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she was taken from the Bryant Nursing Home.
She had been in poor health the last two years and was seriously ill the last two months.
A life resident of the Green Oak community, Mrs. Burkett was born June 4, 1885, and was the daughter of Elias and Martha LOWMAN Van DUYNE. A retired school teacher, she was married to Ford BURKETT who preceded her in death 30 years ago. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church, the Green Oak Community Club, and the Spanish-American Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Major Lyman BURKETT of Fort Sill, Okla.; a brother, Otto Van DUYNE of Calif.,; two half-brothers, Charles and Edward FAUROTE of Green Oak; three grandchildren; two nephews, Nicholas KEEL of Rochester, and Jackson BURKETT of Lawton, Okla; a niece, Lou Ann BURKETT of Lawton, Okla.
A daughter, Annabelle KEEL, preceded in death May 5, 1943.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Juna A. Poorman
Mrs. Juna [A.] POORMAN, 80, Fulton, died at 4 a.m. today at her home after an illness of a few hours.
Born [Juna A. SPARKS] in Fulton county July 5, 1867, she was the daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth SPARKS. She was married to David POORMAN March 15, 1888. He died in 1922. Mrs. Poorman was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
The only services will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton with burial in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will remain at the chapel until hour of services.

Saturday, May 29, 1948

Lulu Burkett
Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu BURKETT, 62, who died Thursday evening in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Grace Methodist church with the Rev. Frank R. BRIGGS officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetry.
Mrs. Burkett will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home until the hour of services.

Monday, May 31, 1948

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, June 1, 1948

Janet Doran
Funeral services for three-year-old Janet DORAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DORAN, 1412 South Jefferson street, who drowned in the mill race near the Dam Landing Saturday evening, were held today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiated with burial in the Citizens cemetery.
Firemen and police officers worked for an hour and a half in futile efforts to revive the little girl.
The body was discovered on the west side of the mill race bridge at the Dam Landing, but it is believed the infant fell in on the east side and was carried through a 48-inch culvert under the bridge by the current.
The mother and little girl were on the pier when Mrs. Doran told Janet to stand still while she went to the car a minute. When she returned the little girl was out of sight.
Mrs. Doran rushed into the Dam Landing Hotel, operated by William STARKEY, and asked if anyone had seen a small girl. No one had but everyone joined in the search. After 10 minutes hunting, Fred KERN found the body.
Artificial respirator, an old model, was loaned to the hospital by the fire department and is kept there except for emergency purposes.
It was estimated the little girl had been in the water 10 minutes before being found. Dr. Dean STINSON, county coroner, said his verdict would be death by accidental drowning.
Those investigating the accident were Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, Deputy Sheriff RHODES, Chief of Police Earl GRAHAM, City Patrolman Jack KOFRON, and State Troopers Estel BEMENDERFER, Elton HODEY and Joe TUCKER.
Janet Adrienne [DORAN] was born Nov. 27, 1944, at Langley Field, Va. Her mother was Margaret BRAMAN of this city.
Survivors include the parents, a brother, Richard [DORAN] of Rochester; another brother, Jerry [DORAN] of South Bend, and a grandfather, Milo BRAMAN, Rochester.

Hugh Van Meter
Funeral services for Hugh Van METER, well-known retired Fulton county farmer, who died Sunday at his home in Kewanna, were conducted at 3:30 p.m. today at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna by the Rev. Henry BULGER with burial in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Van Meter had been ill for a long time and returned to his home from Woodlawn hospital last Tuesday.
Born Dec. 16, 1862, in Wayne township, he spent all his life in Fulton county with the exception of one year in Oklahoma. He was married to Rosa DOWNS Van METER of Kewanna, and one daughter, Mrs. Earl LOUDERBACK of Fulton.

Connie Sue Watson
Services were held today for Connie Sue WATSON, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold WATSON who died at birth Monday, in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
The mother is the former Carol NEWCOMER. Survivors include the maternal and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James WATSON of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy NEWCOMER of Rochester.

Forrest E. Leaf
Rites were conducted today for Forrest E. LEAF who died Friday morning at his home in Racine,Wis., in the Bruce Lake Community church by the Rev. Henry BULGER of Kewanna. Burial was in the Bruce Lake cemetery.
Mr. Leaf and family spent several summers at Bruce Lake and was well known in that neighborhood. The deceased is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. LEAF of Racine.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna prior to fina services.

Virgil William Marburger
Virgil William MARBURGER, 48, died Sunday at 10:45 p.m. at his home in Denver, the victim of a heart ailment. He had been suffering heart trouble for a year.
A native of Union township, Miami county, Mr. Marburger was born Dec. 17,1899, to John and Effie (SEE) MARBURGER. He moved to Denver 20 years ago, and was a carpenter by trade. On Feb. 9, 1928, he married Vera Belle KINSEY in Peru. He was a member of the Deedsville United Brethren church.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Doris [MARBURGER], at home; three step-children, Walter KINSEY of Peru, Dale KINSEY and Mrs. Alma WADE of LaPorte; three sisters, Mrs. W. F. ZIMMERMAN of Deedsville, Mrs. John OVERSTREET of Peru and Mrs. Floyd FISHER of Denver.
The body was taken from the McCain funeral home in Denver to the residence, where friends may call until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the body will be taken to lie in state at the Denver Baptist church. Funeral services will be at the church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating, and burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery at Denver.

Janet Doran
Former County Agent, M. J. HUXLEY, Mrs. HUXLEY and little daughter of Vincennes were in Rochester today where they attended the funeral of little Janet DORAN. Mrs. Huxley is an aunt of Janet.

Allen Shriver
Last rites for Allen SHRIVER, 73, Athens resident who died in the Logansport State hospital Monday morning after an illnss of six years, were conducted today in the Athens Evangelical United Brethren with the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY officiating. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetry south [sic] of Athens.
A life resident of Athens, Mr. Shriver was born June 3, 1874 in Putnam county, Ohio, the son of Daniel and Eliza SHRIVER. He was brought to Indiana and Fulton county when he was six months old. The deceased married Effie ALSPAUGH in Akron April 8, 1922, and was a painter.
Mr. Sriver is survived by the wife, one step-son, Chester D. HARTMAN of Pierceton; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.

Wednesday, June 2, 1948

Bessie Wilhoit
Bessie WILHOIT, 68, died at 7:45 a.m. today in her Athens home after suffering a heart attack. She appeared to be in good health Tuesday and her death was unexpected. She was a life resident of this vicinity.
Mrs. Wilhoit was the daughter of James and Adaline ALSPAUGH and the widow of Bert WILHOIT, who died five years ago. She was a member of the Athens Evangelical United Brethren church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen WALLIS, St. Joe, Mich.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert NYE and Mrs. Joseph BOWEN of near Athens, and Mrs. Allen SHRIVER of Athens; and three brothers, Foster ALSPAUGH of Wabash, William ALSPAUGH of Elgin, Ohio, and Charles ALSPAUGH of Upland, Ind.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Athens church, the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY officiating. Burial wil be in the Akron cemetery. The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence Thursday.

Linda Zegafuse
Mrs. Linda ZEGAFUSE, 87, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home of Clyde AULT, four miles northeast of Fulton. Mrs. Zegafuse, who had been in ill health for some time had lived with the Aults since 1929.
Mrs. Zegafuse was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 11, 1860, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (HARTER) FIELDS. She came to Fulton county with her parents when 19 years of age and for several years resided near the twin bridges in Aubbeenaubbee township. In 1895 she was married to John ZEGAFUSE, who preceded her in death on April 10, 1926. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church and had many friends throughout both Fulton and Miami counties.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frank NEWMAN, of Columbus, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. F. TAGGART, of Macy, will be held Friday afternoon 2:30 at the Ault residence.
Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire Funeral Home, Fulton, to the residence this evening.

Louis N. Schafer
Louis N. SCHAFER, 74, former Argos business man, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lafayette. He and his father formerly owned the saw mill now owned by the Eley family, and he was prominent in civic and business life of Argos.
Born in Inwood, Ind., Oct. 8, 1873, Mr. Schafer moved to Argos in 1894 and lived there until a few years ago when he went to Lafayette. He was the son of George and Pauline SCHAFER.
Surviving are the wife, the former Alice NORRIS; a daughter, Mrs. Louise ROBINSON of Lafayette; a son, Robert SCHAFER of Covington, Ind.; one grandson; and a sister, Mrs. Jennie SCHLOSSER of Argos.
Funeral services will be Friday afternoon at a Lafayette funeral home, with burial at Plymouth.

Thomas Eugene Grau
The body of Pfc. Thomas Eugene GRAU, 21, who was killed in action June 11, 1944, near Le Ham, France, will arrive in Rochester tonight and from here will be escorted to Gilead, Grau's former home.
Born July 29, 1922 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe P. GRAU. Thomas E. Grau graduated from Gilead high school in 1940 and entered the Army in November 1942. He was sent overseas April 1943 and participated in the battles of Salerno and Naples, Italy. Pfc. Grau was a member of the 325th Glider Infantry, 82nd Airborne, and was killed while fighting with that outfit behind the German lines in Normandy. His body was temporarily buried at St. Mere Eglise, France. Grau was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, Gilead. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Phillip [GRAU], Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Eloise SWARTZ, Angola.
Services will be held Saturday, June 5, 1 p.m. at the Gilead Methodist church. The Rev. Fred VINCENT, Charlottsville, will officiate.
Pfc. Grau will be accorded a full military funeral by the Adolph Merley Legion Post, Akron. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Sharpsville.

Thursday, June 3, 1948

Oliver Van Lue
Oliver Hollis Van LUE, 84, died Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the home of a son, Marvin Van LUE, 528 Indiana avenue, after an illness of two months.
Mr. Van Lue was born April 24, 1864, in Fulton county and had lived in Rochester 16 years coming here from Akron. He married Cora E. [NYE October 24, 1889] and was the son of James and Melinda Van LUE. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving, besides the son, is another son, Vern Van LUE of Missouri.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery near Athens.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

David Hetzner
Funeral services for former resident David HETZNER, 79, were held in Fort Wayne Wednesday according to an announcement made today by local relatives.
Mr. Hetzner died at the home of his son, Garland, Fort Wayne early Sunday. He suffered a heart attack during the night and was found dead in his bed by members of the family. He was the son of the late Michael and Rebecca HETZNER, of this city. While a resident here he was employed in his father's bakery at the corner of Main and 6th street.
Survivors are three children, a son, Garland [HETZNER], Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Fern ANGEL and Miss Verdina HETZNER, Fort Wayne. Two brothers, William [HETZNER], of Michigan and Ed [HETZNER] of Fort Wayne and a sister, Mrs. Frank DAVIDSON of this city.

Friday, June 4, 1948

Lawson Harper
Lawson HARPER, 68, died at 6:15 a.m. today at the home of a son, Richard, three miles east of Akron.
The son of George W. and Ellen LUNDY HARPER, Mr. Harper was born May 11, 1880 in Indiana. His wife, Effie [HARPER], preceded in death five years ago.
He is survived by the son, [Richard HARPER]; a sister, Mrs. Rose KNIGHT of Macy; two grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until time of service.

Carl W. Thacker
Funeral services for Carl W. THACKER, 45, appliance dealer who died in Woodlawn hospital at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview cemetery at Silver Lake.
Mr. Thacker had been ill for the last two years and had submitted to surgery several times.
The son of Albert and Retha LANDIS THACKER, he was born Nov. 18, 1902, at Silver Lake where he graduated from high school. He married Elizabeth Hope BASHORE April 29, 1923.
Mr. Thacker owned an appliance store on the [NW] corner of Eighth and Madison streets and at one time operated the Logan Music company in Logansport. He also was distributing agent for "juke" boxes in Cass, Howard, Fulton, Wabash, Miami and Marshall counties. This agency was recently sold to a Knox firm.
He came to Rochester in 1939 and was a member of the Lions club, Moose and Eagles lodges, and the First Christian church.
Survivors include the wife; a son, Milton [THACKER]; a daugter, Mrs. Janice Rosemary JOSEPH of Rochester, and a brother, Donald [THACKER] of Siver Lake.
The body is at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home where friends may call.

Alice Catherine Morris
Mrs. Alice Catherine MORRIS, 26, died unexpectedly at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at her residence in Wabash.
In poor health for two years, Mrs. Morris was found dead by friends who stopped to visit after a movie.
A native of Rochester, Mrs. Morris was born June 13, 1921, and moved to Wabash 10 years ago from here. She was the daughter of Alonzo and Cora BOGGESS AULT.
She is survived by the husband, Everett [MORRIS]; two daughters by a former marriage, Barbara [CLUPPER] and Betty Carol CLUPPER of Rochester; the father, Alonzo AULT of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Mary COOPER of Rochester and numerous other relatives.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wire funeral home in Wabash with burial in the Wabash cemetery.

Herman Marvin Joseph
The body of Fireman 1/c Herman Marvin JOSEPH will arrive at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home Tuesday noon from Chicago.
A complete obituary of F 1/c Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver JOSEPH of this city will be carried in a later edition of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, June 5, 1948

Clara Walz
Mrs. Clara WALZ, 88, died Friday evening in the Logansport hospital where she had been a patient since Nov. 27, 1947. A coronary embolism was given as the cause of her death. Her residence is at 312 North Jefferson street, this city. Mrs. Walz had been in ill health for two years.
She was born in Clinton county, Ohio, on Sept. 29, 1859, the daughter of David and Carolyn (BRADFORD) WILLIAMS. Her husband, John Gustus WALZ, preceded her in death in 1930. She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Surviving are two half-brothers, David WILLIAMS of Akron and Bruce WILLIAMS of Kentland, Ind., and a half-sister, Mrs. Belle BURROUGHS of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Dale BRUBAKER of the Presbyterian church will be in charge. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Meta I. Crouse
Mrs. Meta I. CROUSE, 65, died Friday evening in the Kelly hospital, Argos, where she had been a patient for the past few days. She had been in ill health for over a year.
Mrs. Crouse was born in Goshen, Ind., on June 21, 1883. She and her husband had been residents of Argos for the past seven years, moving there from Chicago. She was married to Dr. Roy M. CROUSE, D.D.S., in Chicago in 1908. Mrs. Crouse was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Miss Ruth [CROUSE], of Chicago; four brothers, Roy DICKENSON of Madison, N.J., Ray DICKENSON of Minneapois, Cloyd DICKENSON of Bourbon and Clyde DICKENSON of Chicago.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Thomas LUKE will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. Burial will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Irving Park Bvd. Memorial cemetery, Chicago.

Herman Marvin Joseph
The body of F 1/c Herman Marvin JOSEPH, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver JOSEPH, 630 West Sixth street, Rochester, will be returned to his home Tuesday.
F 1/c Joseph was killed in Casablanca, North Africa, on Nov. 11, 1942. His remains were first buried there. The funeral will be handled by Thacker & Sharpe, and burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
F 1c Joseph is survived by his parents; two brothers, Clinton [JOSEPH] and Eugene [JOSEPH], and five sisters, Opal, Pauline, Vida, Elsie and Otris [JOSEPH]. Another brother, Orval [JOSEPH], a former master sergeant in the army, was kiled in Hartford, Wis., on Dec. 3, 1947, while on recruiting duty.

Tuesday, June 8, 1948

Elijah Reichard
Elija REICHARD, 92, died at 1 a.m. today at the home of a nephew, Emerson REICHARD, one mile west of Leiters Ford after an illness of five months.
Born Feb. 7, 1856, in Pulaski county, Mr. Reichard had been a resident of the Leiters Ford neighborhood 66 years. The son of John and Susan REICHARD, he married Viola STEINHEISER in March of 1886. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Sharon church.
Survivors include a brother, Allen REICHARD of Leiters Ford and several nieces and nephews. One daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Sharon church with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating. Burial will be in the Sharon cemetery.
The body wil be taken to the nephew's residence from the Foster funeral home Wednesday afternoon.

Frank A. Thomas
Frank A. THOMAS, 61, died unexpectedly Monday in the Kelly hospital after suffering a heart attack. He had been in ill health two years.
A resident of Argos 31 years, Mr. Thomas was born May 3, 1887 in Hamlet and married Lura SIMONS Dec. 28, 1912 in Argos. He was an empoyee of the Nickel Plate railroad 31 years and was a member of the Argos Masonic lodge.
He is survived by the wife; two children, Robert THOMAS of Argos and Mrs. Bruce Van Der WEELE of Argos; three grandchidren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary BERRY and Mrs. Maude SWEITZER of New Carlisle.
The funeral wil be at the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the New Oakhill cemetery in Plymouth. The Masonic lodge will assist in the services. The time of the services is still unknown since the daughter is enroute to South Carolina for a two weeks vacation. Efforts ar being made to contact her.

Herman Marvin Joseph
The body of Fireman 1/c Herman Marvin JOSEPH arrived at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home at noon today.
Services for F 1/c Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver JOSEPH of this city, will be in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars participating.

Carl Thacker
Out-of-town persons attending funeral rites Sunday for Carl THACKER, 45, prominent business man, include Mr. and Mrs. Don THACKER and Max THACKER, Mr. and Mrs. Russell TRACY, Mr. and Mrs. Waitzel WRIGHT, Stuart LINDZY, Everett YATES, Mr. and Mrs. Theo BRAUDE, Mr. and Mrs. Carl SHIPLEY, Robert TRACY, Mrs. John AYRES, Mr. and Mrs. C. I. BASHORE, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall EATON, Mr. and Mrs. Earl ZILE, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. GREENE, Mr. and Mrs. Tel WAECHTER, Lloyd BOLAN, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. WARNER and Mr and Mrs Verle BETTINGER, all of Silver Lake.
Also Mr. and Mrs. S. LOWMAN of Warsaw and Paul LANDIS of Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. R. B. KRAFT, Kokomo, and Mr. and Mrs. James ORDERS of Lima, O.

Wednesday, June 9, 1948

Katie A. McGinnis
Mrs. Katie A. McGINNIS, 75, former Rochester resident, died today at her home in Davison, Mich., after an illness of four months. Her husband, William H. McGINNIS, who survives, also is a former resident of this city. They moved to Davison from here 29 years ago.
Survivors include five grandchildren, Mrs. Pauline TRIMBLE of Traverse, City, Mich., Mrs. Leonard GRIGGS of Flint, Mich., Lester HARAMON of Davison, Merl HARTMAN of Michigan, and Glenn McGINNIS of Macy; two great-grandchidren; a sister, Mrs. C. C. EDWARDS of Columbus, O.; a brother, Vernon HARTGROVE of Detroit, and several nieces and nephews.

Frank A. Thomas
Funeral services for Frank A. THOMAS will be held 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. The Rev. Ernest TREBER and the Masonic order of Argos will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.
The daugher, Mrs. Bruce VANDERWEELE, of Argos, who was on her vacation in Columbia, S.C., when her father died, is flying back to Argos to attend the services.

Thursday, June 10, 1948

George E. Carruthers
Funeral services for George E. CARRUTHERS, 80, Macy farmer who died Wednesday at his home, will be at the residence at 2:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. D. F. TAGGART officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy.
Cause of Mr. [Carruthers'] death was heart trouble and he had been ill for some time.
A life resident of the Macy neighborhood, he was born Jan. 1, 1868, the son of John and Nancy CARRUTHERS. He married Effie WAYMIRE Oct, 17, 1891, and she preceded in death in 1939. Mr. Carruthers was a member of the Deedsville Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Velma Vivian COOK of Macy. A daughter, Mrs. Verna POWELL, and two sisters preceded in death.
The body was taken to the residece from the Ditmire Chapel at Fulton today.

Friday, June 11, 1948

Iva E. Saygers
Mrs. Iva E. SAYGERS, 53, died unexpectedly at 9:45 p.m. Thursday at her home in Argos.
A life resident of Argos, she was born in Green township in Marshall county, Sept. 5, 1894. She was married to George SAYGERS in 1916 in Benton Harbor, Mich. Mrs. Saygers was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth HORNER.
Surviving besides the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Helen DUNLAP, Mrs. Lavon WILHELM, Mrs. Garnet CHAPMAN, and Mrs. Kathryn BAILEY, all of Argos; a son, Henry [SAYGERS] of Argos; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Oscar HORNER of Wabash and Walter HORNER of Knox; and two sisters, Mrs. Jane HALL of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Della MARTIN of Leesburg. Final services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Umbaugh funeral home with burial in the Maple Grove cemetery. The Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate.

Richard M. Thomas
Richard M. THOMAS, 80, prominent hardware merchant in Grass Creek for 45 years, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been ill 12 weeks.
Born in Pulaski county March 21, 1868, the son of James W. and Martha Jane THOMAS, Mr. Thomas helped build the Victor Chapel Evangelical United Brethren church in Pulaski county and was a member for 60 years.
He married Sarah Minnie MURRAY May 19,1896, who preceded in death in 1936. In 1938 he married Bertha BASSLER who survives.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two daughters, Mrs. Lela THRUSH of Rochester and Mrs. Alice DELANEY of Fort Wayne; two sons, Robert and Floyd [THOMAS] of Grass Creek; three brothers, William H. [THOMAS] of Buffton, James M. [THOMAS] of Warsaw, and L. Frank THOMAS of Grass Creek; fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive also.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grass Creek Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. John CHAMBERS officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
The body will be taken to the residence this evening from the Harrison funeral home.

Ola E. Alspach
Word has been received by Rochester relatives of the death of Ola E. ALSPACH, which occurred Thursday evening in El Monte, Calif. He is the son of Calder ALSPACH of this city and Mrs. Lester ROGERS is a sister. During Ola's residency in Rochester he was employed as a mechanic at the Louderback Garage for a number of years.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the body here.

Saturday, June 12, 1948

Ola E. Alspach
The body of Ola E. ALSPACH, 44, son of Calder ALSPACH,1021 Monroe street, is expected to arrive in Rochester Monday evening.
Mr. Alspach died Thursday night at his home in El Monte, Calif.
A former resident of Rochester, the deceased was born Nov. 20, 1903, in Crown Point but had spent most of his life in this city. Mr. Alspach moved to California five years ago.
Survivors, besides the father, include a daughter, Gloria ALSPACH and a sister Mrs. Lester ROGERS, both of Rochester.
The body will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Robert G. Burns
Robert G. BURNS, 82, of near Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one year.
A life resident of the Akron neighborhood, Mr. Burns was born Jan. 8, 1866. His wife, Clara [BURNS], preceded him in death last December. He is a retired farmer and a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors include two sons, Selden [BURNS] of Akron and Frank [BURNS] of Galien, Mich.; two brothers, David [BURNS] of Bourbon and James [BURNS] of Detroit, Mich.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. R. A FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence Sunday morning from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home at Akron.

Bessie Elin
Mrs. Bessie ELIN, mother of Jack and Seymour ELIN, died early Friday evening in the Mt. Sinai hospital, Chicago. Mrs. Elin, who had often visited with her sons here, had been in failing health for the past several weeks.
Survivors other than the two sons are two daughters, Mrs. Faye HOFFMAN of Oak Park, Ill., and Mrs. Eva SEGAL of Chicago, and seven grandchildren. Her husband, Alexander ELIN, preceded her in death in 1936.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Palmer & Lauer funeral home, 4225 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Monday aftrnoon at 1 o'clock. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

Monday, June 14, 1948

Ola E. Alspach
Funeral services for Ola E. ALSPACH, 44, who died last Thursday evening at his home in El Monte, Calif., will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Ola E. Alspach was born Novemer 20, 1903 at Crown Point, Ind. At the age of 5 he came to Rochester to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Calder ALSPACH. In December of 1942 he re-moved to California where he was employed as a machinist.
Survivors are his father; daughter Gloria [ALSPACH] and a sister, Mrs. Lester ROGERS, all of this city.

Mrs. Elza Sanders
Word was received today that Mrs. Elza [Myrtiel] SANDERS died early this morning at her home in Anderson.
Death was caused by heart trouble. Further details were not available.
She was the former Myrtiel GARVER and a former resident of Rochester. Funeral arrangements are unknown but burial is expected to be made in the Burr Oak cemetery.

Mark P. Beattie
Mark P. BEATTIE, 75, retired farmer, died Saturday at his home at 1030 Elm street after an illness of 10 years.
Last rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today by the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY in the residence. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
A native of Fulton county, Mr. Beattie was born March 31, 1873, the son of William and Emma BEATTIE. He married Eva WARE April 12, 1893, and they had lived in Rochester the past 30 years. He was a member of he First Baptist church of Marshtown and the IOOF lodge in this city.
Suvivors, besides the wife, are four daughters, Mrs. Emma SHEETZ of Akron; Mrs. Blanche DICE of Fulton, Mrs. Fay MILLS of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Grace ALSPACH of Peru; a son, Donald BEATTIE of South Bend; a brother, Clayton [BEATTIE] of Detroit; eleven grandchidren, and three great-grandchildren.
The body was taken from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron to the Beattie rsidence Sunday.

Edward Hindel
Mr. and Mrs. William HINDEL have returned home from Indianapolis where on Saturday afternoon they attended the funeral of Mr. Hindel's brother, Edward HINDEL.
Edward Hindel, 67, died last Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret COX of Detroit. He formerly served as deputy sheriff of Marion county for a period of 16 years.
The daughter, brother and two grown children are the only survivors. Burial was made in the Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

Nora Porter
Final services for Mrs. Nora PORTER, 71, life resident of Rochester who died at the Yocum nursing home here Sunday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The daughter of Adolphus and Mary PARKER, Mrs. Porter was born June 15, 1877, in Rochester. She was twice married, first to Alfred MEYERS and later to Marion PORTER. A practical nurse, she was a member of the First Baptist church.
Survivors include a brother, John PARKER of Kewanna, and a half-brother, Vernon G. GOODRICH of Detroit, Mich.

Tuesday, June 15, 1948 to Wednesday, June 16, 1948

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Thursday, June 17, 1948

Fred Brunner
Fred BRUNNER, Lowell, Indiana, died in a Fort Wayne hospital yesterday after sustainin injuries in an automobile accident near Huntington the first of the week. Mrs. BRUNNER is the former Louise HAMLET of Rochester.

Fred Gillespie
Fred GILLESPIE, a resident of Kewanna for 62 years, died at 4:00 a.m. this morning in the [Woodlawn hospital in Rochester]. He was 87 years old.
Mr. Gillespie was born July 11, 1861, and was the son of Alexander and Sarah GILLESPIE. He was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Mary CASSUBE of Orlando, Forida, and Mrs. Hazel BECKNER of Ann Arbor, Mich.; five sons, Howard [GILLESPIE], Indianapolis, Warren, Burt, and Van Tuyl [GILLESPIE] of Kewanna, and Victor [GILLESPIE], whose address is unknown.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

Lydia C. Stetson
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Chase-Miller chapel for Mrs. Lydia C. STETSON, 80, of 834 Wheatland Avenue, Logansport. She died at 9:10 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's hospital.
Mrs. Stetson was the aunt of Mrs. Faye HOLMAN of this city.
Friday, June 18, 1948

Fred Brunner
Funeral services for Fred BRUNNER, who died in a Fort Wayne hospital Wednesday from injuries received in an accident near Huntington will be held at the Methodist church, Larwill, Ind., Sunday 2 p.m. The body lies in state at the Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City. Mrs. Brunner is the former Louise HAMLET, of this city.

Saturday, June 19, 1948

Susan Jane Jenkins
Funeral services for Susan Jane JENKINS, who died at birth this morning at the Woodlawn hospital, were conducted this afternoon in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home by the Rev. Thomas LUKE. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
The parents are George and Betty Jane THRUSH JENKINS. S/Sgt Jenkins is stationed at Williams Field in Arizona with the air corps.
Other survivors include two brothers, James Oliver [JENKINS] and Joseph George JENKINS; the matrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lotus THRUSH of Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Darius JENKINS of Rochester.

Katherine Bergman
Francis BERGMAN, proprietor of the Rochester Laundry, was called to LaPorte early today on account of the death of his mother, Mrs. Katherine BERGMAN. She died in the Holy Family Hospital, LaPorte at 7 a.m. today.
Mrs. Bergman, who would have been 93 years of age had she lived until July 12th, had been a resident of the Holy Family Hospital for the past eight years. She formerly resided in Plymouth. Mr. Bergman is the youngest of six surviving children.
Funeral services and a more complete obituary report will be announced in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, June 21, 1948

[no obits]

Tuesday, June 22, 1948

Gordon C. Sisson
Word was received here of the death of Gordon C. SISSON, 39, of Pomona, Calif., which occurred Sunday afternoon following an illness of several months.
The deceased was born in Rochester on April 29, 1909, but has resided in California almost his entire life. For a number of years he had been associated with the editorial department of the Los Angeles Times.
Survivors include the widow and one son of Pomona, his mother, Mrs. Gail ROKE of SanDimas, Calif., his father, E. L. SISSON and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie SISSON of this city.
Burial will be made in Pomona.

Katherine Bergman
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine BERGMAN, 92, were conducted by Father L. A. EBERTS 9 a.m. today at St. Michael's, Plymouth; burial was made in the new Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Mrs. Bergman, who was the daughter of John and Katherine GAST, was born in Germany on July 12, 1855. She was married to John Edward BERGMAN in 1879. They came to Plymouth in 1881 whre Mr. Bergman conducted a tailoring business.
Mrs. Bergman was a member of St. Michaels church and the Rosery Society of the church.
The rosery was said Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Danielson VanGilder Funeral Home, where the body has been taken.
Surviving Mrs. Bergman are her sons Joseph BERGMAN, Mishawaka, Edward BERGMAN, Mishawaka, George BERGMAN, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Peter B. BERGMAN, South Bend, Francis A. BERGMAN, Rochester and a daughter, Sister Mary Johanetta, of Donaldson. Also thirteen grandchildren and 25 great-granchildren.

Wednesday, June 23, 1948

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Thursday, June 24, 1948

James Sebring
James SEBRING, 68, Akron native, hanged himself at his home there at noon.
Mr. Sebring had been in ill health for one year and a half and had been very despondent according to neighbors.
Complete details will be published later.

Friday, June 25, 1948

Eldon W. Abbott
The casketed remains of Sgt. Eldon W. ABBOTT, a World War II deceased member of the Army from Fulton being returned from overseas for final burial, will arrive within the next month accompanied by a uniformed Army escort from the Chicago Distribution Center of the American Graves Registration Division.
The body of Sgt. Eldon W. Abbott was intrerd in the St. Mere Eglise No. 2 Temporary Military Cemetery in France, but has been returned to this country for final interment at the request of is next of kin, William J. ABBOTT (father), Fulton, Indiana.

James Edward Faurote
James Edward FAUROTE, 80, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital as a result of injuries received when he fractured his hip in a fall from a load of fodder at his farm south of Rochester 18 weeks ago.
Born Sept. 15, 1867, at Twelve Mile, Mr. Faurote was the son of Abraham and Martha LOWMAN FAUROTE. He married Elizabeth KERCHER March 28, 1904, in Peru. A farmer, Mr. Faurote lived in Fulton county nearly all his life.
Survivors include the wife; a brother, Charles FAUROTE of Green Oak; and a half brother, Otto Van DUYNE of East Orange, N.J., and several nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Aritha Mae [FAUROTE], preceded in death.
Last rites wil be conductd at 2 p.m. Monday in the Macy Christian church by the Rev. William SHUMAN with burial in the Mount Zion cemetery.
Mr. Faurote will be taken to the residence from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Sunday afternoon.

James O. Sebring
Funeral services for James O. SEBRING, 64, who hanged himself Thursday in his Akron home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home with the Rev. Arthur TINKLE officiating.
Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Ill one and one-half years, Mr. Sebring was found dead at noon by his wife, Minnie [SEBRING]. Friends reported the deceased had been despondent.
A resident of the Silver Lake and Akron communities most of his life, Mr. Sebring was born Aug. 29, 1883, the son of John and Sarah FUNK SEBRING. He married Minnie POTTENGER Feb. 18, 1906.
He had been employed as a boiler fireman in saw mills and at the Armour Creameries plant in Rochester.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a daughter, Mrs. Helen SMITH of Akron and a son, Buddy [SEBRING], also of Akron; three grandaughters; and five sisters, Mrs. Emma STRONG of Akron, Mrs. Willodean WOLPERT, Mrs. Fossie FOLTZ and Mrs. Rosetta GREEN all of North Manchester, and Mrs. Luella LEWELLYN of Aberdeen, Washington.
Three sisters, two sons, and a brother preceded in death.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, June 26, 1948

Albert Sumner Middleton
Albert Sumner MIDDLETON, 74, died at 1:40 a.m. today at his home five miles northeast of Argos after an illness of one and one-half years.
Born May 2, 1874, at Salem, O., the son of Comley and Rosa MIDDLETON, he was a resident of Fulton county 61 years and had lived at his present home 37 years. Mr. Middleton married Sylvia ZEHENDER June 10, 1911. He was a farmer and a member of the Farm Bureau.
Survivors include the wife, a brother, James [MIDDLETON], and a sister, Mrs. Bessie COPLEN, both of Argos; and a foster daughter, Mrs. Charlotte WARD of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos by Father Leonard CROSS of Plymouth. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Robert Clay Morris
Robert Clay MORRIS, 21, Logansport, was kiled today in a constrction accident at the Topps Manfacturing Company.
An employee of the Barnes Construction Company of Logansport, Mr. Morris was found dead in a pool of water at 10:20 a.m. by a fellow worker, John PRICE of Logansport.
Morris had been operating an electric saw at the west end of the new Topps building at the time of the accident. The machine punched two wounds into the body-one on the left arm and a larger one over the heart.
Price told County Coroner Dean STINSON he believed Morris had received an electic shock causing him to fall. He said he received a slight shock when he removed the saw from the body of his companion.
Coroner Stinson said cause of death probaby was electrocution or internal hemorrhages. The victim did not bleed much externally accounting for the suspicion of internal damage.
According to Price, he was mixing some mortar approximately 100 feet from where Morris was working. When he turned around he saw the body sprawled in the pool of water.
The boy was dead when the ambulance arrived. The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Morris was discharged from the navy June 27, 1946, and was a graduate of Indiana University. His father, Clay MORRIS, is manager of the Barnes Construction Company.

Monday, June 28, 1948

David Myers
Fulton county's second drowning occurred at Rock Lake, three miles east of Akron, Sunday afternoon when David MYERS, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson MYERS of near Chili, sank to the bottom unnoticed.
The child was missed at 2 p.m. and 20 minutes later his body was recovered by William HAMMOND of Akron approximately 35 feet from shore in 10 feet of water. Ernest SMITH of Akron aided Hammond in returning the body to shore.
Earl BOONE, who operates a concession stand at the lake, notified the Akron fire department and State Trooper Estel BEMENDERFER of the accident.
Artificial respiration was applied for an hour by members of the fire department and Troopers Bemenderfer and Ralph POWELL of Peru.
Dr. A. J. WILKINSON of Anerson--peering through binocuars--noticed the commotion on shore from his cottage on the opposite side of the lake. He arrived on the scene just as the boy's body was being brought out of the water. He dircted attempts to revive the child.
The parents, on the verge of hysteria, were taken to the cottage of Mrs. Arlen HERLOCK, a sister of Mrs. Myers.
The family had started out for Lukens Lake near Roann Sunday but decided to come to Rock Lake when they learned the former resort area was closed.
David's parents granted him permission to go wading. Mr. Smith noticed the boy bobbing up and down in the water but thought he was merely having some fun. Later he noticed one of the children missing.
Mr. and Mrs. Myers were at the concession stand when Mr. smith asked whether or not one of the swimmers was absent.
Al bathers in the vicinity began diving for the body but it had been carried out by the current and was not discovered immediately.
County Coroner Dean Stinson pronounced the lad dead at 4 p.m.--nearly two hours after rcovery.
The body was taken to the Drake funeral home at Peru.

Ella H. Martindale
Mrs. Ella H. MARTINDALE, 73, widow of Oliver MARTINDALE, died at 3:30 a.m. today at her home on R.R. 1, Kewanna.
Born July 15, 1874, near Fulton, she was the daughter of Levi and Fianna BOUCH.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Cleo MARTINDALE, at home, and Mrs. Jackie HELVIE of Logansport, and one grandson, David LEE, also of Logansport.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grace Methodist church by the Rev. Frank BRIGGS with burial in the IOOF cemetery here.
The body will be removed from the Easterday funeral home at Logansport to the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday where the body will lie in state.

Guy E. Mason
Funeral services for Guy E. MASON, 66, R.R. 1, Winamac, who died of a heart attack Saturday at his farm home, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fletchers Lake Christian church with the Rev. Harry BULGER officiating.
Burial will be in the Fletchers Lake cemetery.
Ill six weeks Mr. Mason was born Oct. 28, 1882, near Headlee.
A farmer most of his life in the Winamac vicinity, Mr. Mason married Bertha BLAKE in December of 1901. She preceded in death in 1934. He married Edna BARRETT April 26, 1936. He was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors besides the wife, are the folowing children by the first wife: three daughters, Mrs. Mary KOWNOVER, Granger; Mrs. Adeline ALBER, South Bend; Mrs. Violet ULERICH, Logansport; four sons, Verle [MASON] Cudahy, Wis.; Robert [MASON] Twelve Mile; Otho [MASON] and Kenneth [MASON], Kewanna; a brother, Riley MASON, Covert, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Harry BISH, Logansport, and fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchidren.
The body is at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where friends may call.

Robert Clay Morris
Funeral services for Robert Clay MORRIS, 21, Logansport youth who was electrocuted Saturday morning while working at the Topps Manufacturing company will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Chase-Miller funeral home with burial at the Mount Hope cemetery.
An employee of the Barnes Construction company of Logansport which has the contract for the addition to the Topps building, Morris was using an electric saw when it is believed he stepped into a pool of water causing the current to pass through his body.
Burns were fund on his right hand during an autopsy performed at the Zimmermn Brothers funeral home following the accident.
Employees of the construction company will not work today or tomorrow according to officials.
The victim's father, Clay MORRIS, is superintendent of the Barnes Construction company.

Tuesday, June 29, 1948

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 30, 1948

D. G. Atkinson
D. G. ATKINSON, father of Mrs. Nelson McCLINTIC of this city, died at 2 o'clock this morning in Fulton, Mo. He was 91 years old.
Surviving him are his wife, three sons, and two daughters.
Mrs. McClintic and Claude ATKINSON have gone to Fulton where they will attend the funeral services on Friday.

Thursday, July 1, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, July 2, 1948

Delmar T. Powers
Funeral services for Delmar T. POWERS, 85, former dean at Louisiana State University, were held yesterday in the Wilson funeral home at Greenwood, Ind. He died Monday in his farm home near Greenwood. Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery.
Delmar T. POWERS was formerly superintndent of the city schools of Rochester. He held this position between the regime of the late Prof. James F. SCULL and Prof. A. L. WHITMER during the early years of the current century. Mr. Powers' first marriage was to Miss Annette KEELEY, a teacher of the Rochester schools.
He was a native of Decatur county. He was graduated from Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana University and Columbia University. Professor Powers also had studied at the University of Berlin. He was dean of the department of mathematics at Louisiana State.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary BAKER POWERS and two step-daughters, a nephew and three nieces.

Billie L. Staner and
John C. Mitchell
Parents of two deceased Argos soldiers have recieved word that the bodies of their sons will arrive in this country within 30 days.
Those being returned are S/Sgt. Billie L. STANER, first Argos serviceman to be killed, and T/4 John C. MITCHELL.
The bodies will be accompanied by a uniformed army escort from the Chicago distribution center of the American Graves Registration division.
Mrs. Pearl L. BODEY, mother of T/4 Mitchel, requested the return of her son whose remains have been interred in the St. Mere Eglise No.2 temporary military cemetery in France.
The casketed remains of Sgt. Staner, whose return was requested by Charles J. STANER, R.R. 3, Argos, will be accompanied by a uniformed army air force escort. The body had been temporrily interred in the Brookwood Military cemetery in the British Isles.
He was killed in action January of 1943 in the western European area. Sgt. Staner was a gunner.
Colonel John N. GAGE, commanding officer of the Chicago Quartrmaster Depot, stated that no information as to delivery dates will be given out earier than six days prior to the actual delivery. Automatically at this time a telegram will be sent to the consignee in most cases the funeral director designated by the next of kin to receive the remains, giving the hour and the day of arrival.
The qualified next of kin of the 280,000 identified American deceased now resting in 104 temporary cemeteries scattered throughout the world have already been asked to make their decision as to final interment. So far, 71 per cent have indicated their desire to have their war dead brought back. Thus over 6,700 of Indiana fallen dead will be returned through Chicago the next two years.

Saturday, July 3, 1948

Floyd Spencer
Floyd SPENCER, 58, died at 1:45 a.m. today at his home, 318 Fremont street, Argos. He has been in failing health for a year.
Mr. Spencer was born in Marshall county, on Sept. 23, 1889 and had resided in the Argos community for his entire life. On March 2, 1940 he was married to Constance RHODES. His parents were William and Sarah SPENCER. Mr. Spencer was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Argos American Legion Post. He was engaged in the manufacture of concrete blocks until ill health forced his retirement.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn GUARD, Mrs. Cledith SCOTT and Mrs. Hattie BURKETT, all of South Bend; three brothers, Glen [SPENCER] of Argos; Carl [SPENCER] of Conneaut, Ohio; Lyle [SPENCER] of Columbus, Ohio and a sister, Mrs. Grace YATES of Argos.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Ray KUHN of the Argos Methodist church will officiate.

Monday, July 5, 1948 to Tuesday, July 6, 1948

[no paper - holiday]

Wednesday, July 7, 1948

Mrs. Charles Leedy
Funeral services for Mrs. Charles LEEDY, stepmother of Oran LEEDY, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. G. E. MAUS of the Tiosa Brethren church officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
Mrs. Leedy died Monday in Los Angeles, Calif, while visiting a son, Ted KEBERT. She is a Plymouth resident.
Mrs. Olga LEMERT of Bruce Lake, a daughter, also survives.

Dr. H. R. Stauffer
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Wright funeral home in Nappanee for Dr. H. R. STAUFFER, 90, former resident who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John I. PFEIFFER, in Nappanee. He had been ill for several months.
Dr. Stauffer was born March 8, 1858, near Nappanee and married Elzora JONES Dec. 3, 1879. She died March 24, 1936. Survivors are the daughter and a sister, Mrs. Cora KINNEY of Nappanee.
Dr. Stauffer was graduated in 1881 from Rush Medical college Chicago, and practicred in Nappanee until 1908. Later he was associated for a number of years with his brother, the late Wallace STAUFFER, in operation of extensive farming around Akron. He left Akron in 1941 to live with his daughter in Nappanee.

Thursday, July 8, 1948

Almeda Pratt Engelbrecht
Funeral services for Mrs. Almeda PRATT ENGEBRECHT, 26, Kingsford Heights woman who was killed in an auto accident Monday, were held today in the Tracy Methodist church with the Rev. E. Duane THISTLEWAITE officiating. Burial was in the Salem cemetery.
Mrs. Engebrecht, a granddaughter of Mrs. Myrtle PRATT of Kewanna, was born in Fulton county March 6, 1922, and had lived in Kingsford Heights one yer. She was married to Mr. Engelbrecht June 28, 1947, in Tracy, Ind.
She was graduated from South Bend Central high school in 1940 and from the Fort Wayne Art School.
Survivors, besides the grandmother and husband, are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer PRATT, LaPorte; a brother and sister, Kenneth and Rita [PRATT], both at home; and an aunt, Mrs. Ray CRABB of Kewanna.
The Pratts were former residents of Kewanna. They and Mrs. Crabb attended the rites today.

Friday, July 9, 1948 to Saturday, July 10, 1948

[no obits]

Monday, July 12, 1948

Horace Larrew
Horace LARREW, 60, former Akron resident, died Saturday at his home in Urbana, Ind. Death was due to a heart ailment and followed a lengthy illness. He owned and operated the Urbana Teephone Exchange for the past 21 years and previous to that he owned the Akron Exchange.
Mr. Larrew was born May 18, 1888, and was married to Ethel ARTER of Akron. He was a member of the Niconza Baptist church, the Masonic Blue Lodge of Akron and the Royal Arch and Knight Templars of Wabash; the Claude Wilson post of American Legion of Urbana. He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors are his wife at home; his mother of Roann, and two nieces.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Evangelical church, Urbana, with the Rev. Elmer MAST officiating and Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH of Akron assisting. Burial will be in the [Akron] IOOF cemetery. The body was removed from the Moyer & Haupert funeral home, Akron, to the Larrew residence where friends may call.
Mr. Larrew, it was learned today, was the supervisor during the installation of the R.E.M.C. lines in Fulton county a few years ago.

Nancy Ann Folker
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Ann FOLKER, 62, who died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the Ewing Nursing Home after an illness of three weeks, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL officiating. Burial place is unknown pending arrival of the husband.
A native of Ohio, Mrs. Folker had lived in Rochester 50 years with her residence at 521 East Eighth street. She was the daughter of James and Maggie PHILLIPS. She was married to Charles A. GREER and later to Elda FOLKER.
Survivors include the husband; two daughters by the first husband, Mrs. Fred MILLER, R.R. 5, Rochester, ad Mrs. Laurie WRIGHT of Goshen; a sister, Mrs. Eva SCHETZER of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Two sisters, whose identity and whereabouts could not be obained, also survive.
Mr. Folker is employed by the Kelly-Miller circus which is now in Tracy, Minn.

Tuesday, July 13, 1948

Roy Edward Snyder
Roy Edward SNYDER, 63, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home near Marshtown after an illness of several months.
Born April 5, 1885, on the farm where he died, Mr. Snyder was the son of Peter and Lucinda SNYDER. He pursued the occupation of carpenter and farmer and was a member of he Kewana IOOF lodge.
Survivors include the wife, Lela [SNYDER]; two brothers, Merle [SNYDER] of Valparaiso, and Earl [SNYDER] of Peru; a sister, Mrs. Mae EMERSON of Lucerne, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Evangelical United Brethren church in Grass Creek with the IOOF lodge officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.
The body will be take fron the Harrison funeral home to the residence Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, July 14, 1948

[no obits]

Thursday, July 15, 1948

Millard Fillmore Whisman
Last rites for Millard Fillmore WHISMAN, 75, who died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesay at the Woodlawn hospital, wil be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
Born March 9, 1882, in Wolf county, Kentucky, Mr. Whisman lived nine miles northwest of Rochester for 29 years. He was the son of Michael and Claudia WHISMAN and was a member of the Church of God in Kentucky. He had been ill 18 months and seriously ill three months. He married Elizabeth SPENCER March 9, 1882 [sic].
Survivors, besides the wife, include five sons, Porter [WHISMAN] of Rochester, Leuron Virgil [WHISMAN] of South Bend, Clayton [WHISMAN] of Maquoketa, Ia., Vonie [WHISMAN] of Mishawaka, and Leonard [WHISMAN of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie CLIPPENGER of South Bend, and Mrs. Pearl METZLER of Bremen; a brother, William [WHISMAN] of Hamilton, O.; and a sister, Mrs. Beckie HOLLAND of Kentucky.

S/Sgt. Billie Staner
Funeral services for S/Sgt. Billie STANER, the first known Argos dead in World War II, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery. The body of S/Sgt. Staner is scheduled to arrive in Hibbard at 12:15 p.m. Friday and will be taken to the Grossman funeral home.
Killed in action over Europe Jan. 23, 1943, the deceased served as a waist-gunner in the U. S. Air Force after graduating from Argos high school. He was 22 years of age at the time of his death. S/Sgt. Staner was a member of the Jordan Baptist church and was the son of Charles and Nora STANER, R.R. 2, Argos.
Survivors, besides the parents, include four brothers, Lowell [STANER] Hammond, Oliver [STANER] Fort Wayne, Richard [STANER] Argos, and Bob [STANER] at home.
The James Cory American Legion post of Argos will participate in burial services.

Friday, July 16, 1948

Etta Toughman
Funeral services for Mrs. Etta TOUGHMAN, 82, former Rochester resident, who died Thursday morning at the Methodist hospital in Gary, will be at 2 p.m. in the Rochester First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Mr. JOHNSON of Gary officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Toughman, widow of Thomas TOUGHMAN who died two years ago, had been in the hospital since June 15 after suffering a stroke of paralysis.
She went to Gary from here in 1940. She was a member of the Presbyterian church here and the Women's Association of that church. A son, Chlae [TOUGHMAN], is the only survivor.
Short funeral services will be conducted at the Gary mortuary before the body is brought to Rochester.

Saturday, July 17, 1948

[no obits]

Monday, July 19, 1948

Otis Troutman
Otis TROUTMAN, 80, former resident of near Kewanna died in the Rensselaer hospital at 9 a.m. today. Mr. Troutman had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. Clifford FELDER of Rensselaer for the past several months. He was a retired carpenter and had many friends throughout the western sections of the county.
Survivors are the daughter; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchidren; a sister, Mrs. Etta CARR of Kewanna and two brothers, Daade TROUTMAN, Fenville, Mich., and Arthur TROUTMAN of Akron, Ohio. His wife [Ada E.] and son Olvyn [TROUTMAN] preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewana. Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery near Kewanna. The body will lie in state at the Harrison home from Tuesday morning until the hour of the final rites.

Isaac Klein
Isaac "Ike" KLEIN, well-known Rochester business man, died suddenly Saturday evening at 11:20 o'clock in the Michael Reese hospital, Chicago. Death was due to a heart attack which came in the wake of a prolonged illness. Mr. Klein underwent an operation in April of 1947 and since that time he had been in failing health. He was taken to the Chicago hospital Friday eveing of last week for observation and treatment. The Kleins reside at 130 West Ninth street, this city.
Mr. Klein came to Rochester 27 years ago, where he engaged in the wool, hides and junk businerss in a partnership with a brother residing in Kokomo. Following his brother's death, Mr. Klein continued on in the business here where he made a host of friends throughout Fulton and surrounding counties.
Born in Germany on August 18, 1885, he moved to Kokomo, Ind. with his parents Eli and Rose KLEIN, now deceased. He was united in marriage with Miss Bell KRUEGER on Feb. 22, 1925 in a ceremony held in the Windimer East hotel.
Mr. Klein was a member of the Rochester Country Club; the Chamber of Commerce; the Loyal Order of Moose, this city; the Elks Lodge No. 130, of Kokomo; the Zionist Organization of New York City and the B'nai B'rith lodge, of Kokomo.
Surviving are the widow, of this city; three sisters, Misses Lena K. and Miriam KLEIN and Mrs. I. K. BAUM, all of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Shara Teiffala cemetery, Indianapois and burial will be made there. The body lies in state at the Aaron Ruben Funeral Home, 1943 N. Meridian street, Indianapolis and where friends may pay their respects. The family request that floral offerings be omitted.

Samantha Stvenson
Mrs. Samantha STEVENSON, former resident of this city died at two a.m. today in Chicago at the home of her daughter Miss Claudia STEVENSON. Mrs. Stevenson is the widow of the late William K. "Billie" STVENSON, former county surveyor.
The body is being returned today to the Moyer and Haupert Funeral Home, Akron. A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in Tuesday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Ray Keys
Word was received today that Ray KEYS, former Rochester resident, died Saturday evening in his home at Covington, Ind., after suffering a heart attack.
While in Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. KEYS lived in the house purchased by Rex RIGGS of this city. Mr. Keys, a retired farmer, was a member of the Grace Methodist church.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at Covington.

Eldon W. Abbott
Funeral services for Sgt. Eldon W. ABBOTT, killed in the Cherbourg area of France June 21, 1944, during the invasion of Normandy, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fulton E.U.B. chuch, of which he was a member. The Rev. Stacy SHAW will officiate, assisted by Dr. MASON of Winona. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
The body will arrive at the Ditmire funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Born in Logansport July 17, 1920, Sgt. Abbott was the son of William and Verna ABBOTT. He was a graduate of Fulton high school.
Surviving are the father; six brothers, Oscar [ABBOTT] of Warsaw; Alvon [ABBOTT] of Greenville, Ill., Wilbur [ABBOTT] of Winona, William, James and Donald [ABBOTT] at home; four sisters, Mrs. Opal CUTLER of Warsaw, Mrs. Orpha OVERMYER of Winona, Mrs. Wilma MELLICK of Mansfield, Ohio, and Norma [ABBOTT] at home two step-brothers, Robert CRAIN at home and Lawrence CRAIN of Williamsport, Ind. and two step-sisters, Betty CRAIN at home and Margie CRAIN of Logansport.

Tuesday, July 20, 1948

Samantha Stevenson
Funeral services for Mrs. Samantha STEVENSON, 89, former Rochester resident who died Monday at the home of a daugher, Miss Claudia STEVENSON, Chicago, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Earl LEININGER residence in Akron.
The Rev. R. E. FENSTERMACHER will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Born March 23, 1859, Mrs. Stevenson was the daughter of Jacob and Katherine HOFFMAN. She had spent the last 14 years with her daughter in Chicago. She was married to William STEVENSON, former Fulton county surveyor, who died 12 years ago. Mrs. Stevenson was a member of the Grace Methodist church here.
She is survived by two daughters, Claudia, Chicago, ad Mrs. Nellie LEININGER of Akron; two sons, Walter [STEVENSON], San Diego, Calif., and Fred [STEVENSON], Minneapois, Minn.; and a sister, Mrs. Mary STARR, Melvin, Texas.
The body was returned from Chicago to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, July 21, 1948

William D. Mathias
William D. MATHIAS, a resident of Fulton county all his life, died at his son Floyd's Burton community home at 9 o'clock this morning. Death was attributed to a heart atack. He was 71.
Born Jan. 23, 1877, he was the son of John and Susanna MATHIAS. On Dec. 24, 1899, he married Phila L. KENNELL. He was a farmer and a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Surviving him are three sons, Harry [MATHIAS] of Bowling Green, Ohio; Oren and Floyd [MATHIAS] of Rochestr; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie MARSH and Mrs. Ruth CASTLEMAN; three brothers, Wesley, Charles and Earl [MATHIAS], all of Rochester; and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending. The body will be taken to the son's home from the Foster funeral home Thursday noon.

Mrs. Bert Hazlett
Mr. and Mrs. George HAZLETT of Rochester received word Tuesday of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Bert HAZLETT, which occurred earlier yesterday at her home in Delphi.
Funeral services are to be held Thursday afternoon in Dephi and burial will be in Colburn cemetery there.

Forrest South
Forrest SOUTH, 53, who lived seven miles west of Argos on Road 10, died a few minutes after sideswiping a stock truck driven by Ivan A. KELSEY of Argos at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The accident occurred two miles west of Argos on Road 10 as both men were returning to their homes.
Mr. Kelsey was not hurt but his truck was badly damaged. Mr. South's car was completely demolished.
A large bunch of grapevines wrapped around the underparts of he car, evidently caused the accident. It is not known where or how the vines were accumulated.
Mr. South was unconscious, but living, when the ambulance arrived at the scene of the wreck but he died as the vehicle sped toward the Kelly hospital in Argos.
Mr. Kelsey was returning from Walkerton with three head of cattle belonging to Argos persons. The cattle were not damaged but had to be transferred to another truck before being delivered.
Mr. South was born March 20, 1895, in Indiana, the son of George and Alfaretta SOUTH. He married Abbie B. BENSINGER, the lone survivor, in 1917 at Maxinkuckee. A farmer, he was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Argos American Legion post.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos by the Rev. Walter WILSON of Chicago. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, July 22, 1948

William D. Mathias
William D. MATHIAS, 71, Burton farmer who died at the home of his son, Floyd [MATHIAS], Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon in the Burton Methodist church with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body was taken from the Foster funeral home to the Floyd Mathias residence five miles west of Rochester at noon today.

James Keebler
Ed KEEBLER early today received word of the death of his uncle, James KEEBLER, 76, retired, which occurred at 11 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Montoursville, Pa.
Mr. Keebler had many friends throughout Rochester as he spent several summers here with his relatives. Other relatives here are a niece, Mrs. Elizabeth FELIX and a nephew, Clarence KEEBLER.
Ed Keebler will leave via train Friday to attend funeral services which are to be held at the Keebler home, Montoursville, Pa., Saturday aftrnoon.

Friday, July 23, 1948 to Saturday, July 24, 1948

[no obits]

Monday, July 26, 1948

Fred Mathias
Fred MATHIAS, 67, died Sunday in his home in Kankakee, Ill. Death was attributed to complications. He had been ill a week. Mr. Mathias had been a resident of Kankakee for 40 years.
Born on Aug. 12, 1880, he was the son of Jacob and Mary MATHIAS of the Pleasant Hill neighborhood.
Surviving him are his wife, Amy [MATHIAS]; two sons, Paul and Nolan [MATHIAS] of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Mrs. Mary RAWLINGS of Los Angeles; four brothers, John [MATHIAS] of Macy, Ed [MATHIAS] of Rochester, Clem [MATHIAS] of Logansport and Russell [MATHIAS] of Akron; one sister, Bessie [MATHIAS] of Foley, Ala., and seven grandchildren.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron pending final funeral arrangements.

John Edward Stahl
John Edward STAHL, 67, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Hammond, Ind., late Friday, it was learned here yesterday. He lived on a farm near Monterey for about 20 years, but for the last two years had resided in Hammond.
Born February 5, 1881 in Williams county, Ohio, he was the son of James and Susan (BROWN) STAHL. He was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are the wife, Hattie [STAHL]; two sons, Ken and Earl [STAHL]; two sisters, Mrs. Velma DAVIS and Mrs. Margaret BOWERS, and two brothers, David and James [STAHL], all of Hammond. Also surviving are another brother, Joel [STAHL], Macy, and ten grandchildren.
The body will arrive this evening at the Easterday funeral home in Culver where friends may call. Final rites will be conducted by the Rev. Stanley HALL at the Monterey Methodist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the North Bend cemetery.

Tuesday, February 27, 1948

James C. Wideman
James C. WIDEMAN, 85, retired farmer of near Akron, passed away at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Yocum Nursing home in Rochester, after an illness of three weeks. His death resulted from complications.
He was born June 9, 1863, the son of Joseph and Barbara FRITZ WIDEMAN, in Fulton county. He spent almost his entire life in the Akron community.
His occupation was farming in Henry township. He is the last of ten children, and has no immediate survivors.
Last rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron, with the Reverend D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made at the Nichols cemetery four miles north of Akron. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call.

Fred Mathias
Funeral services for Fred MATHIAS, who died Sunday in Kankakee, Ill., will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. D. S. TAGGART of Macy will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.

James Thrush
Rochester relatives have received word of the death of James THRUSH, former resident, who died at Calico Rock, Ark., on July 23 of a heart attack.
Mr. Thrush, who left here a score of years ago was for several years employed as a lineman for the Rochester Telephone Co.
The former citizen is survived by a son, James; two sisters, Mrs. Maude SHREYER, of Chicago, and Mrs. Ed PAULUS, of Marion, Ohio; a brother Ralph THRUSH of Milwaukee and a niece Miss Esther THRUSH of this city.

Wednesday, July 28, 1948

James Thrush
Officers of the Spanish American veterans camp of this city today stated that James THRUSH, who died at Calico Rock, Ark., last Friday was a member of the Major A. H. Skinner Camp, this city for a number of years. Later he transferred his membership to the Calico Rock camp.
Records here show he was a past commander of the local camp. Mr. Thrush's funeral and burial were held in Arkansas.

James C. Wideman
Funeral services for James C. WIDEMAN will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made at the Nichols cemetery, four miles north of Akron. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Thursday, July 29, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, July 30, 1948

Ida Babcock
Mrs. Ronald R. [Ida] BABCOCK, 64, of East Shore Road, Culver, died in Woodlawn hospital here at 6:25 a.m. Friday. She had been in ill health for several years. Mrs. Babcock had many friends throughout both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Ida [MILLISER], daughter of George and Cynthia MILLISER, was born at Leiters Ford, July 12, 1884 and had resided in the vicinity of Culver all of her life. She was married to Ronald R. BABCOCK on May 21, 1904 at what is now Loyal, Ind. Mrs. Babcock was a member of the Maxinkuckee church.
Funeral services will be in charge of the Rev. Albert VERMILLION of Jamestown and the pastor of Maxinkuckee church, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the church. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery northeast of Maxinkuckee. The body will lie in state at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until 1:30 p.m. Sunday and then it will be removed to the Maxinkuckee church.

Mrs. Mack McLean
Mrs. Mack McLEAN, a former resident, died Thursday at the St. Catherine's hospital, East Chicago.
Mrs. McLean, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William PICKENS, was born March 18, 1912, in Fulton county. Her mother preceded her in death a few years ago.
Survivors, besides the husband, are three daughters, Miss Janice and Roseanna [McLEAN]; two sons, Lawrence and Darrell [McLEAN]. The latter is in training at Camp LeJuene, N.C.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Community church, Bruce Lake Station. Burial will be in the adjacent cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Marriages 1836-1983: Mack McLEAN married Jessie Mae PICKENS, Feb. 21, 1930.]

Saturday, July 31, 1948

Charles Arthur Sissel
Charles Arthur SISSEL, 67, who resided three miles southwest of Argos, died at 10 a.m. yesterday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth. Death was caused by pneumonia. He had been in the hospital three weeks.
Charles Sissel was born August 17, 1880 in Tiosa. He was the son of John and Nancy SISSEL
He was married to Gertrude NEWCOMB on October 5, 1905. She preceded him in death in 1943. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist church and the Odd Fellows lodge at Richland Center where he resided all his life.
Surviving him are two sons, Bob [SISSEL] of Pymouth and Joe [SISSEL] of Argos; one sister, Mrs. Etta FEISER of Battle Creek, Michigan; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Elmer JONES of Lafayette in charge. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. The body will remain at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until time for the funeral.

Mrs. Mack McLean
Funeral services for Mrs. Mack McLEAN will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Community church, Bruce Lake Station. Burial will be in an adjacent cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, August 2, 1948

Benjamin A. Curtis
Benjamin A. CURTIS, 88, died at 7 a.m. today in his home five miles southeast of Culver following a stroke of apoplexy.
Mr. Curtis had been ill three days.
Born March 12, 1860, on the same farm on which he died, Mr. Curtis was the son of William and Sarah CURTIS. He married Clara POLLEY and after her death, he married Georgia BOGGS Oct. 13, 1901.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, the Maxinkuckee IOOF lodge, the Mount Horab Encampment and Canton Barnett of Rochester.
Survivors include the wife, a daughter by the first marriage, Mrs. Lota FOGEL of Lapaz; four sons, Arthur [CURTIS] of Bakersfield, Calif., Elden [CURTIS] of Dallas, Tex., Forrest and Maurice [CURTIS] of Culver; twelve grandchildren.
Three sons preceded in death.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Poplar Grove church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. W. Raymond KUHN of Argos assisted by the Rev. T. J. LUKE of Rochester. Burial wil be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. The Maxinkuckee IOOF lodge will have charge of the services.
The body will be removed from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the Curtis home at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 3, 1948

Sgt. John Charles Mitchell
Funeral services for Sgt. John Charles MITCHELL, 25, who died July 3, 1944, in Normandy, France, will be conducted in the Argos Methodist church at 3 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Elmer JONES of Lafayette, assisted by the Rev. W. Ray KUHN of Argos. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The body will arrive, accompanied by military escort, at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday in Hibbard and will be removed to the Grossman funeral home at Argos. At 4 p.m. Wednesday the body will be taken to the home of Mrs. Pearl BODEY, the mother. The James Lowell Cory American Legion post will accord full military honors.
Sgt. Mitchell, a graduate of Argos high school, was serving with an armored regiment at the time of his death. He was inducted into the army March 14, 1941.
Born Nov. 7, 1922, in Argos, he was the son of Floyd and Pearl MITCHEL. His father preceded in death in 1933.
Survivors include the mother; a brother, Robert [MITCHELL] of Argos, and the grandmother, Mrs. Ardella LOWMAN of Argos.

Harold O'Neal
Mrs. Hazel OVERMYER of Rochester township today went to Croton, O., to attemd funeral services of her brother's son, Harold O'NEAL, who was drowned while fishing in a Canadian lake.
The accident happened last Thursday when the father, Ralph O'NEAL, a former Richland township resident, and the son were caught by a storm. The son's body was not located until Sunday.

Wednesday, August 4, 1948

Riley Beaver
Riley BEAVER, 50, a native of Fulton county and longtime resident of Winamac, was fatally injured when struck by a truck Tuesday morning near Lakeville, Ind., south of South Bend.
He died in Memorial hospital, South Bend, at 10 a.m. two hours after the accident. Floyd ANDREWS, Lakewood, O., driver of the truck, said Beaver stepped in front of his vehicle.
The deceased lived in Winamac until about a year and a half ago. He was employed for many years at the Kain Motor company garage. He was born and educated in Fulton county near Grass Creek.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter, all of Chicago; the father, Matt BEAVER, near Bass Lake; three brothers, Otto [BEAVER], South Bend, Dana [BEAVER], near Winamac, and Alva [BEAVER], near Francesville, and three sisters, Emma [BEAVER], Knox, Nora WAYMAN, Knox, and Mrs. Dora REX, near Winamac.

Mrs. Ulysss Grant Miller
Harold MILLER of this city has been notified of the death of his mother, Mrs. Ulysses Grant MILLER, 80, in South Bend Monday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Church of the Brethren there. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery.

Don Allen Baker
Plymouth, Aug. 4. - Injuries received in a fall from the top of a barn proved fatal Monday to Don Allen BAKER, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raph BAKER of Bourbon. The child died about 11:30 o'clock Monday night in South Bend Memorial hospital after falling onto a cement floor from a height of over 30 feet.
The boy had climbed to the top of the cow barn about three o'clock Monday afternoon when he suddenly slipped off a ladder and fell. He had gone up the ladder to hunt bird's nests, it was reported.
The ladder extended from the barn floor, through a hole in the hay mow, and up to the roof of the structure.
An ambulance rushed the injured child to the hospital, where he was placed in an iron lung. He died about eight hours after the accident.

Thursday, August 5, 1948

Henry Graf
The body of Henry GRAF, 86, who died in Texas, Tuesday, will arrive at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, late today. Mr. Graf formerly resided west of Kewanna where he was engaged in farming for a long number of years.
Relatives in Kewanna stated that funeral services would in all probability be held Sunday afternoon. A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Beatrice Garci
Beatrice GARCI, six-months-old daughter of John and Nellie GARCI of near Argos, died at noon Wednesday in the Kely hospital.
Graveside services were conductd today in the Popar Grove cemetry by Father CROSS of Plymouth.

Friday, August 6, 1948

Henry Graf
Funeral services for Henry GRAF, 86, former Kewanna resident who died at the home of a son in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Henry BULGER officiating.
Burial will be in the Santa Fe cemetry southeast of Peru where the casket will be opened during grveside services.
Born in Miami county in 1862, Mr. Graf had lived near Kewanna since 1908. A few years ago he went to the home of his son, H. D. GRAF, in Houston to live.
Survivors, besides the son, include three daughters, Mrs. Otto ROUCH, Royal Center; Mrs. Leslie ENYEART, Monterey, Mrs. Steven KROELOCH, Granger; four step-sons; two step-daughters; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Clifford Donovan
Mr. and Mrs. Bert GILLESPIE and Mrs. Edna ZELLERS of Kewanna, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert McKEE of Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee SOMMERS of Star City Tuesday attended funeral rites of Clifford DONOVAN, of Earl Park.
Mr. Donovan, who died unexpectdly Sunday, is survived by the wife, the former Winifred McKEE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McKEE, all former Kewanna residents.

Saturday, August 7, 1948

Mary Josephine Bryant
Mrs. Mary Josephine BRYANT, 75, died unexpectedly at 8 a.m. today at her Akron home after a week's illness.
A life resident of that community, she was a member of the Church of God. Her husband, Milo [BRYANT], preceded in death 10 years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gladys COPLEN of Athens, Mrs. Retha OLIVER of South Bend; two sons, Harold BRYANT of Louisvile, Ky., and Max BRYANT of New Castle.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where friends may call.

Monday, August 9, 1948

Maple DuBois
Mrs. Don [Maple GROVE] DuBOIS, former resident of Rochester, died at her home in Roann Saturday evening.
She was Maple GROVE before her mrriag to Mr. [Don] DuBOIS, who survives.
Other survivors include three sons, George [DuBOIS] of Osceola, and Mrs. Lawrence RANSBERGER of Mishawaka; and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be in the Grandstaff funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Roann. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

William Henry Harpster
Funeral services for William Henry HARPSTER, 77, who died at 11 a.m. Sunday in his home at Leiters Ford, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery.
Ill six weeks, Mr. Harpster was a life resident of Fulton county.
He was born April 20, 1871, in Richland township, the son of Benville and Elizabeth HARPSTER. He was twice married, first to Anna MILLER July 3, 1892, and then to Nora JORDAN, March 7, 1899. He was a member of the Leiters Ford IOOF lodge.
Survivors include the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys DEAN of Rochester, child of the first marriage; Mrs. C. L. SARBER of Quincy, Mich., and Miss Bess HARPSTER of South Bend; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body was returned to the residence this afternoon from the Foster funeral home.

Mary Josephine Bryant
Final services for Mrs. Mary Josephine BRYANT, 75, who died unexpectedly Saturday morning, were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Akron Church of God by the Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, pastor.
Burial was in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron. The body remained at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home until the hour of service.

Tuesday, August 10, 1948

William H. Deamer
William H. DEAMER, 82, life residet of Fulton county, died Monday evening after suffering a heart attack while sitting in a porch swing at his home in Newcastle township.
He had been ill for one year.
Born in Rochester March 28, 1866, Mr. Deamer spent most of his life in Rochester and lived in Talma the last 30 years. A farmer, he married Loretta BOYER in Rochester Dec. 24, 1891. He was the son of Aaron and Margaret DEAMER and a member of the Talma Christian church.
Survivors include the wife; a brother, Arthur [DEAMER] of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; and a number of nieces and nephws. Delbert HUNTER, a nephew, made his home with Mr. Deamer for many years. George DEAMER of this city is also a nephew of the deceased. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Deamer residence. Burial will be in the Reichter cemeery. The body was taken to he residence from the Jones funeral home in Mentone this afternoon.

Amelia J. Meredith
Delong residents have received word of the death of Mrs. Ira D. [Amelia J. BATZ] MEREDITH of Bakersfield, Calif., on Aug. 6.
Ninety-three years of age, Mrs. Meredith was a sister of the late Mrs. Isaac EDGINGTON and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin BATZ.
She spent the early years of her married life in North Manchester, moving to California 45 years ago.
She is survived by the three grandsons and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, son, and three daughters.

Wednesday, August 11, 1948

Robert Howard Roe
Winamac, Aug.10. - A picnic excursion turned into tragedy as Robert Howard ROE, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. ROE of near Lucerne, drowned while wading in the Tippecanoe river at Walter's bridge south of here at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Members of the party told Sheriff James BRUCE the victim was unable to swim and had been walking near the shallow east bank of the river when he evidently stepped into a hole.
It was estimated that he was under water about 30 minutes before his body was found. The Winamac fire department was called but their resuscitation efforts proved unavailing.
Dr. T. E. CARNEAL pronounced the lad dead and the body was removed to the Fry-Lange funeral home.
Sheriff Bruce said the excursioner consisted of young Roe and the Cook family. The latter included Clyde COOK, the father, and his three children, Becky, Lois and William.
Grimm and Sons, Delphi funeral directors are to call for the body and funeral services are to be conducted at Dephi. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery there.

Thursday, August 12, 1948

Pfc. Clarence F. Swope
Funeral services for Pfc. Clarence F. SWOPE, 27, who was killed in action in the Anzio Beach head Feb. 18, 1944, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN of Denver officiating.
Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. The Adolph Merley American Legion post of Akron will have charge of the service.
The body will arrive in Rochester at 11 o'clock tonight and will be taken to the Akron funeral home.
The son of Charles and Myrtle SWOPE of near Mexico, Pfc. Swope lived near Akron before being inducted in April of 1942. He was a member of the 158th Field Artillery, 45th Division, which went overseas in June of 1943.
His unit landed in North Africa and participated in the Sicily and Salerno landings. After his death, he was buried in an army cemetery at Nettuno, Italy, which is 30 miles south of Rome.
Survivors, besides the parents, include a brother, George [SWOPE] of Akron; and a sister, Mrs. Rosanna WALLACE, R.R. 3, Peru.

Caroline Herbick
Final rites for Mrs. Caroline HERBICK, 81, who died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herman STEININGER, of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grandview Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. L. E. POWELL, assisted by the Rev. Boyd ZOELLER, officiating.
Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Herbick, a member of the Grandview church, was ill two weeks.
A resident of the Grandview neighborhood 58 years, she was born Jan. 7, 1867, in Miami county the daughter of John and Catherine KUHN. She came to Fulton county after being married to John HERBICK Oct. 16, 1890. He preceded her in death as did a son.
Survivors, besides the daughter, include two granddaughters, Mrs. Marjorie SHRIVER and Charlotte STEININGER; three sistrs, Mrs. Mary STOCKBERGER, Newton, Ia.; Mrs. Anna PACKER, Maxwell, Ia., and Mrs. Ida URSCHELL, Tippecanoe.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until Saturday morning when it will be taken to the residence in Richland township to lie in state until the hour of service.

Friday, August 13, 1948

Charles Wesley Sales
Funeral services for Charles Wesley SALES, 70, who died at 2:05 p.m. Thursday in the Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating.
Burial will be in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.
A burial vault company owner in Kewanna, Mr. Sales had been ill for one year.
Born Sept. 2, 1877, in Leiters Ford, he was the son of George and Nancy SALES. He was a life resident of that community. He married Alta Faye ALLEN Nov. 24, 1931.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a stepson, Howard Glen ALLEN of Valparaiso; two sisters, Mrs. Jake KREAMER of Rochester and Mrs. Earl SEE of Leiters Ford; a brother, Kline SALES of Rochester, and several nieces, nephews, and one uncle.
The body will be returned to the Leiters Ford residence Saturday from the Foster Funeral home.

Saturday, August 14, 1948

Tommy Joe Bennitt
Rochester friends have received word of the death of Tommy Joe [BENNITT], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BENNITT of Gary who died in the Mercy hospital a few hours after birth on July 28. The infant is survived by the parents and a brother John [BENNITT]. Burial was in a Gary cemetery.

Monday, August 16, 1948

[no obits]

Tuesday, August 17, 1948

Irvin Cline
Mrs. Lulu COX of near Fulton has received word of the recent death of her cousin, Irvin CLINE, which occurred at his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Mr. Cline was formerly a resident of Liberty township. He is survived by the widow and a son and daughter. Burial was made in a Santa Rosa cemetery.

Sgt. Robert V. Fisher
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Valours FISHER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, that the body of their son, Sgt. Robert F. FISHER, 24, will arrive from overseas within a few days.
Sgt. Fisher was killed in action Oct. 23, 1944, in the Philippine Islands. He was inducted into service June 17, 1942.
Wednesday, August 18, 1948

Anthony E. Felder
Funeral services for Anthony E. FELDER, 75, who died at the Ewing Nursing Home Monday evening after a long illness, will be in the Kewanna Methodist church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. W. C. EVERS officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery.
Mr. Felder formerly farmed three miles east of Kewanna. He had been ill for several years and at the local nursing home for a few months.
Born Jan. 28, 1873, in Rochester, the son of Christian and Louise HOOK FELDER, Mr. Felder is a member of the Kewanna Methodist church. He married Cora MYERS.
Survivors include the wife; a son, Grant [FELDER] of Kewanna; two grandchidren; a brother, George [FELDER] of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth GORSELINE of Logansort.

Eleanor Hunter
Mrs. Eleanor HUNTER, 70, died at 10:15 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Goldie HINDEL, 421 West Seventh street.
Mrs. Hunter had been ill three months.
Born Dec. 31, 1877, in Leiters Ford, the daughter of Henry and Mary LATSHAW, Mrs. Hunter had been a life resident of Rochester and vicinity. She was married to Rinaldo HUNTER Nov. 10, 1902, in Rochester. He preceded in death in 1943. A housewife, she was a member of the Baptist church at Mentone.
Survivors include five daughtrs, Mrs. Goldie HINDEL, Mrs. Florence BOGGESS, Mrs. Edith WAGONER and Mrs. Clarabelle ZENT of Rochester, and Mrs. Annabelle COTNER of Kendallville; a son, Nelson HUNTER of Rochester; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
The body will be returned to Mrs. Hindel's home from the funeral home Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, August 19, 1948

Charles Harvey Klise
Funeral services for Charles Harvey KLISE, 71, who died at 4 p.m.Wednesday in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two years, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. G. E. CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens' cemetery.
Born Feb. 5, 1877, the son of Jacob and Rebecca KLISE, Mr. Klise was a resident of Rochester 54 years, moving here from Twelve Mile. He lived at 230 East Fifth street. He married Zena B. DOWNEY in December of 1906. He was a laborer and a member of the Moose lodge.
Survivors, besides the wife, include several nieces and nephews.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Walter H. Ash
Walter H. ASH, 70, former resident of near Kewanna, died at his home in South Bend Wednesday evening.
Born Sept. 2, 1878, in Pulaski county, the son of Robert and Elizabeth ASH, Mr. Ash moved to South Bend from the Kewanna vicinity 26 years ago. He married Banche BRUCE who survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Julius BLUMENTHAL of Chicago; a son, Robert ASH of Oakland, CAlif.; three sisters, Mrs. Kersey BRAFORD, Indianapolis, Mrs. Ruth KEYS and Mrs. Wiley OVERHOLSER of Winamac; a brother, Ernest [ASH] of Winamac; and two grandchildren, James COLEMAN and Joan ASH.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where it will remain until the hour of service.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, August 20, 1948

Walter Ash
Funeral rites for Walter ASH, 70, former Kewanna resident who died in South Bend Thursday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with burial in the Greenland cemetery at Lake Bruce.

Pfc. Robert Harry Dague
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel DAGUE of Rochester have received word that the body of their son, Pfc. Robert Harry DAGUE, 21, who was killed in action in Germany April 14, 1945, is on the way to the United States from a military cemetery in France.
Born July 29, 1923, in Wayne township, Pfc. Dague attended grade school in Grass Creek and Fulton and high school at Metea where he excelled in basketball and baseball. He was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad following graduation from high school.
He was inducted Feb. 11, 1943 and stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., before going overseas with the 44th infantry division. Pfc. Dague participated in the battle of Strausburg and was in Germany at the time of his death.
Survivors, besides the parents, are two brothers, Joseph and Ivan [DAGUE] of Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy TATMAN of Richmond; and a grandfather, J. M. NICKELS of Rochester.

Saturday, August 21, 1948

Flora May Brubaker
Graveside services for Mrs. Flora May BRUBAKER, 68, former resident of the Ebenezer neighborhood, will be at the Rochester IOOF cemetery Sunday following services at 2 p.m. in Mishawaka.
Mrs. Brubaker died Thursday night in her home at Barron Lake, Mich.
Born April 7, 1880, at Pierceton, Mrs. Brubaker was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren church of Mishawaka. She was married to Omar James BRUBAKER, a native of Rochester and a survivor.
Walter, Arthur and William BRUBAKER of Rochester and Mrs. Emma CAMMERER and Mrs. Maude DOWNS of Rochester are brothers and sisters-in-law of Mrs. Brubaker.
Survivors, besides the husband, include two daughters, Mrs. Seth VANDENBERG, South Bend, and Mrs. Raymond GROSSMAN, Evansville; a son, Omar James BRUBAKER, Jr., at home; and three brothers, Earl GIBSON of Granger, Charles and Frank GIBSON of Fort Wayne.
Friends may call at the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka until the hour of service.
The Foster funeral home will return the body from Mishawaka Sunday. Weather permitting, the casket will be opened at the cemetry. If not, the body wil be brought to the funeral home where it may be viewed before final rites are conducted.

Belle Bernetha
Miss Belle BERNETHA, prominent Rochester business woman for a period of over fifty years died Friday evening at 7:45 at her home 1015 South Main street, this city. Miss Bernetha had been in ill health since last February and her condition became critical a few weeks ago.
Through her business association with the Rochester Telephone Co., she had a host of friends and business acquaintances throughout the state of Indiana. She was a sister of the late Judge Harry BERNETHA.
Miss Bernetha had been with the local telephone company since the first day of its inauguration, May 30, 1896, serving as the chief day operator. She became a stockholder in this growing business in December 31, 1912 and was elected to the board of directors on January 6, 1913 and served in this latter capacity until the hour of her death. Miss Bernetha retired from active duties in the company other than those of a director at the close of 1940.
A native of Royal Center, she was the daughter of James and Eliza BERNETHA. She came to Rochester in 1882 where she spent several years teaching school and later entered the telephone business. She was a member of the Pioneers of America, a telephone association and the Independent Telephone Pioneers Assn., and attended many of the meetings of the Indiana Telephone Assn. and the U. S. Independent Telephone Assn.
Miss Bernetha was a member of the First Baptist church, the Easteern Star, the Pythian Sisters and the Social and Idle Hour club.
Survivors are two nieces, Mrs. John ALLISON and Mrs. Mildred MEYER, both of Rochester; two great-nephews and a great-niece; two great-great-nieces and a great-great-nephew.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Thacker & Sharpe Funeral Home. Rev. Harry J. BAILEY will officiate. The body will be placed in the Rochester Mausoleum. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

Pfc. William C. Willard
The body of Pfc. William C. WILLARD, son of Daniel and Ethel Mae WILLARD of East Eighth street, is enroute to Rochester from an overseas military cemetery according to a War Department telegram received by Mrs. Willard recently.
The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military services at the Foster funeral home.
Born Dec. 7, 1924, in Rochester, Pfc. Willard graduated from Rochester high school in 1942 and was inducted into the armed services March 19, 1942. He took specialized training at Oklahoma Colege and Bradley Politechnic College and was a member of the Bradley Raiders while stationed at Camp White, Ore. Pfc. Willard participated in the Leyte invasion and was reported killed in action Nov. 4, 1944, in the Philippines.
Survivors include the parents; two brothers, James J. and Dorney E. [WILLARD], and a sister, Wanda Kay [WILLARD], all at home.

Monday, August 23, 1948

Agnes Cook Miller
Mrs. Agnes COOK MILLER of Akron died at noon today after an extended ilness at the Logansport hospital. The body was taken to the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. A complete obituary will be carried in the Tuesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Stephen J. Reilly
Herbert ZIMMERMAN early today received word of the death of Stephen J. REILLY, which occurred at his home in Chicago, Saturday evening. Mr. Reilly was well known to a number of Rochester people and had visited at the Zimmerman home here on numerous occasions.

Belle Bernetha
Those from out-of-town who attended the final rites for Miss Belle BERNETHA, held at the Thacker & Sharpe chapel, Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Tom DIAL and Mr. and Mrs. Robert JOHNSON of Indianapolis; Miss Mayme WORKMAN of Springfield, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. BARNHART of Goshen.

Tuesday, August 24, 1948

William C. Stone
William C. STONE, 88, died today at 12:30 a.m. in the Ewing nursing home.
Born July 16, 1860, in Bowling Green, Ky., he lived in New Albany before coming to Kewanna in 1911. He married Dora STONE who preceded him in death in 1933. He was the son of John and Mary STONE.
Survivors include four brothers, John, Frank and Edward [STONE], of New Albany, and Porter [STONE] of Floyd Knobs, Ind., and a nephew, Harvey TURNER, whom he reared, of Kewanna.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home with the Rev. Henry BULGER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Eugene DeMont
William Eugene DeMONT, 68, Argos farmer died at 4:45 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of five years.
Born Jan. 15, 1880, near Culver, Mr. DeMont lived in the Argos neighborhood for 42 years going there from Rochester where he was engaged in the grocery store business with his father. He is the son of William and Sophia DeMONT and Dec. 6, 1903, married Ella BOGGS. A member of the Rochestwr Christian church since he was 14 years of age, Mr. DeMont was employed in the Slater Hardware store at Argos before he moved to his farm residence two and one-half miles north on Road 31.
Survivors, besides the wife, include a daughter, Florence [DeMONT], at home; a foster-son, Joseph GINGERICH; a sister, Mrs. Elmer GORDON, Rochester; and a niece, Mrs. Bryce BURTON, Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Duaine THISTLETHWATE of Walkerton, assisted by the Rev. Ernest TREBER of Argos, officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park addition of the Oakhill cemetery.

Agnes L. Miller
Last rites for Mrs. Agnes L. MILLER, 74, Akron resident who died in the Logansport hospital Monday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiating.
Burial will be in he IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Miller was born Nov. 4, 1873, and was a life resident of Akron. She was the daughter of Albert and Fannie COOK. Her husband, John [MILLER], whom she married in 1913, precded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Irvin PAUL of Goshen, Mrs. Dan MILLER of Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Clem HAMMOND of Akron, Mrs. Gertie McCLUNG of Rochester, and seven grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 25, 1948

William C. Town
William C. TOWN, 62, died in Woodlawn hospital at 2 a.m. this morning after suffering a stroke of apoplexy Sunday morning. He resided 4 1/2 miles southwest of Argos.
Mr. Town was born in Walnut, Ind., on May 10, 1886, the son of Dave and Elizabeth TOWN. He lived in the Argos community almost his entire life, where he farmed and did carpentry work. He married Mary WYNN in Rochester on February 29, 1908. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church.
Surviving him are his wife; two sons, Orval and Hershel [TOWN] of Argos; three grandchildren; two brothers, Fred [TOWN] of Hammond and Charles [TOWN] of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Dora ANDREWS of Tipton and Mrs. Lilly FLETCHER of South Bend.
Funeral services will be in the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Harry BAILEY of the Rochester Baptist church will be in charge. Burial will be at Richland Center. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Claude L. Haldeman
Claude L. HALDEMAN, 65, Akron native, died at his residence in Harlingen, Texas, Tuesday after an illness of five years.
The body is to arrive here Thursday morning and be taken to the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where friends may call after 1 p.m.
Born April 25, 1883, three miles north of Akron, Mr. Haldeman was the son of Henry and Sarah HALDEMAN. He spent the last 30 years in Texas.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mary STERLING and Mrs. Loa MORRIS of Akron; and Mrs. Edna HUNTER of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Vern and Lloyd [HALDEMAN] of Akron.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Thursday, August 26, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, August 27, 1948

William C. Stone
Funeral services for William C. STONE, who died Tuesday evening, were held Thursday afternoon in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Henry BULGER was in charge.
Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
Attending the funeral from out of town were John STONE, Edward STONE, George SMITH and Albert STONE of New Albany.

Bessie Baker
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie BAKER, 60, South Bend and a former resident of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hay funeral home in South Bend.
Mrs. Baker died Wednesday evening in the St. Joseph hospital. She moved to South Bend from Rochester 22 years ago.

Walter S. Hartle
Walter S. HARTLE, 68, died at his home in Leiters Ford at 7:45 p.m. Thursday unexpectedly.
Born March 13, 1880, in Urbana, Ill., Mr. Hartle lived in Leiters Ford since his early youth moving there from Ilinois. He is the son of Jacob and Mary HARTLE. He married Rosa McGREW who died in 1901 and later married Jessie WAGONER on May 31, 1903.
A retired mail carrier, Mr. Hartle was a member of the Eagles lodge in Plymouth and the Mount Hope church.
Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Neomi SANNS of Leiters Ford; three sons, O. C. HARTLE of Leiters Ford, Charles HARTLE of Culver and Vernard [HARTLE] of Leiters Ford; two sisters, Mrs. Grace HAY of Monterey and Mrs. Myrtle CRABB of Culver; three brothers, Fred [HARTLE] of Winamac, Andrew [HARTLE] of Huntington, and Arthur [HARTLE] of Rochester, and fifteen grandchidren. One son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. C. V. RAUSCH of Stockwell with burial in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The body was taken from the Grossman funeral home to the residence at 6 p.m. today where friends may call.

Saturday, August 28, 1948

Hannah B. Wolf
Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah B. WOLF, 95, county's oldest resident who died in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a fall from her bed at her West 10th street home, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating.
Burial wil be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of service.
Born in Green county, Ohio, May 2, 1863, Hannah FLATTER planned to be married to Abraham WOLF on her twenty-second birthday anniversary, May 2, 1875. However, her father was ill with smallpox and the wedding was delayed until Sept. 2, 1875, when vows were exchanged in Xenia, O.
Since not all weddings were solemnized by the clergy in those days, Mrs. Wolf was always proud of the fact that they were married by a preacher.
Her parents were Henry and Elizabeth MILLER FLATTER.
In 1890 the famiy moved into the Reiter community, near where the schoolhouse now stands. Nine years later Mr. Wolf, a civil war veteran, died and in 1911, Mrs. Wolf came to Rochester to live. Prior to her husband's death they lived in Pulaski county eight years.
The elderly lady had been limited by the after effects of a broken hip and a broken shoulder suffered in the last five years. She walked only with support. Her mind was alert and most of her time was spent reading.
In an interview on her 95th anniversary, she said, "My father didn't believe in education for girls--the boys got to go clear through--but we girls just got a little way. I asked him to buy me a geography but he woudn't do it. Then I asked him for an arithmetic--he finally bought one but I got stuck on fractions. My father wouldn't let me go to school any more."
Mrs. Wolf also kept abreast of current politics. She had said, "I haven't found anyting wrong with the man (Truman). When I do it will be time to change."
She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Esther WOLF, at home, and Mrs. Anna BLACKETOR of Rochester; three sons, David [WOLF] of Rochester, John and Roy [WOLF] of Niles, Mich.; twelve grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Idola HARRIS, preceded in death in 1902.

Frank D. Musselman
Frank D. MUSSELMAN, 73, life resident of the Macy community, died at his home three and one-half miles northeast of Macy at 2 a.m. today. He had been in failing health the last four years and suffered a heart attack two weeks ago which contributed to his death.
Mr. Musselman was a registered pharmacist and in his early life operated a drug store in Macy. Most of his life he was a farmer. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Born Nov. 6, 1874, to William and Priscilla (FOOR) MUSSELMAN, Frank Musselman married Maud ZARTMAN in Macy in 1901. He lived all his life in the same home.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lepha SMITH of Indianapolis, Mrs. Opal SAVAGE of Macy and Mrs. Lova POWELL of Rochester; two sons, Dr. Glenn MUSSEMAN of Terre Haute and Donald MUSSELMAN of Rochester; two brothers, S. H. MUSSELMAN of Macy and Harvey MUSSEMAN of Hartford City, and fourteen grandchidren.
Services will be conducted in the Macy Christian church at 2 p.m. Tuesday and burial will be in Plainview cemetery in Macy. The body will be taken from the Zimmermn Brothers funeral home to the residence Sunday morning.

Monday, August 30, 1948

Oma Lee Mabel Flynn
Funeral services for Mrs. Oma Lee Mabel FLYNN, 63, Rochester resident who died Saturday evening in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetry.
Mrs. Flynn had been ill one week.
Born Aug. 20, 1885, she was a life resident of the county and was the daughter of Samuel and Ann COCHEL. She was married to Wilson FLYNN Sept. 15, 1903. He preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Flynn was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors include four sons, William, James and David [FLYNN] of Rochester, and John [FLYNN] of Valparaiso; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia HINES of Valparaiso and Mrs. Leona STAYTON of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie MAYS of Missouri, Mrs. Ella LUND of Plymouth, and Mrs. Mary FRASER of Kewanna.

Dale Vernon Benjamin
Ten-year-old Dale Vernon BENJAMIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest BENJAMIN, Kewanna, drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Shafer, five miles north of Monticello.
Three physicians, S. H. BOOTH, Indianapolis, and John CARNEY and Nolan HIBNER, Monticello, worked over the boy for three hours until he was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. The Monticello fire department joined rescue efforts with a resuscitator, to no avail.
The Benjamin family moved from Monticello to Kewanna about two months ago. The boy and his sister, Ruth [BENJAMIN], 14, were in the city for a few days visiting their grandfather, Charles TEMPLETON. The parents picked them up yesterday to return home and on the way stopped at the home of Mr. Benjamin's brother, Grover [BENJAMIN], five miles north of Monticello on the Houghland ditch.
Both children went swimming in the lake in front of the house. They were jumping off a boat into the water when Ruth first missed her brother, but she thought he had gone up to the house. When she came to the house he wasn't there either, so Mr. Benjamin and the boy's uncle rushed to the lake. They found the body immediately 50 feet from the shore in eight feet of water. He is thought to have been under from 20 to 30 minutes.
The boy would have been in the fifth grade at Kewanna this fall. His body was taken to the Prevo funeral home pending final arrangements. Sunday was the Benjamins' 17th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Benjamin is an employee of the Lloyd WOOLINGTON Contracting Co.

Fern Pownall
Mrs. Fern POWNALL, 37, of Fulton, died at 3 a.m. Monday in the Memorial hospital, Logansport. She had been critically ill for the past five days following a major operation.
A native of Fulton county, Mrs. Pownall was born June 6, 1911 at Fulton. She was the daughter of Charles E. and Pearl (MARTIN) CORNELL. On November 23, 1932 she was united in marriage to Don POWNALL. Mrs. Pownall was a member of the Olive Branch E. U. B. church, of near Fulton, and was also a member of the 1932 graduation class of Fulton high school.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Marilyn Ann [POWNALL]; her mother, Mrs. Pearl CORNELL of Fulton; two brothers, Clyde CORNELL also of Fulton and Claude CORNELL of Muncie; four sisters, Mrs. Mary OVERMYER of Fulton, Mrs. Ruth MEAD of Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Marie CRIPPEN of Kewanna and Mrs. Mae PREBLE of Tampa, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Fulton E.U.B. church with the Rev. Mrs. GLICK officiating. Burial wil be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will be removed from the Ditmire funeral home to the Pownall home this evening where friends may call.

Tuesday, August 31, 1948

Artella Dooley
Mrs. Artella DOOLEY, 61, mother of Roger DOOLEY of Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Monday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret GILMORE, in Anderson.
Mrs. Dooley was born in Fulton county and was the daughter of Eli and Eliza ROGERS. She was married to the Rev. D. C. DOOLEY, pastor of the Wesleyan Methhodist church at Carthage, Ind.
Survivors, besides the husband, daughter and son, are another daughter, Mrs. Mary WATSON of Anderson; three brothers, Tola ROGERS of Rochester, Clayton ROGERS of Plymouth, and Harley ROGERS of Rochester, now a patient at the Billings hospital in Indianapolis.
Two brothers, Frank and Harry [ROGERS] and a daughter, Mrs. Tressie DOOLEY, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wesleyan Methodist church in Fairmount with the Rev. A. M. JACKSON, assisted by the Rev. A. E. BYLER, officiating. Burial will be in the Grant Memorial Park cemetery in Marion.

Wednesday, September 1, 1948

Daisy Barr
Mrs. Daisy BARR, 72, died at 9 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two weeks. She had been hospitalized one week.
Born Feb. 23, 1876, Mrs. Barr was the daughter of Frank and Ella KINDIG. Her husband, Oliver BARR, preceded her in death in 1911. Mrs. Barr has lived since with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ransford PETERSON of near Akron. She was a member of the Olive Bethel church of God.
Survivors include three brothers, Ray and Claude [KINDIG] of Akron, and Lee [KINDIG] of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. PETERSON and Mrs. Melvin PEEL, both of near Akron. One sister, Mrs. Oliver LEININGER, preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's issue of The News-Sentinel.
The body remains at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where friends may call for information.

Orpha Price
Funeral services for Mrs. Orpha PRICE, 86, 229 East 14th street, who died Monday evening at Hubbard, Ohio, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Price was returning home from a visit with her brother, John CRANDALL, Sayre, Pa., at the time of her death. She was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Wesley PECK of Conoves Park, Cal., a son-in-law and daughter.
Born Feb. 9, 1862, in Bangor, N.Y., the daughter of Jonathan and June WEBB CRANDALL, Mrs. Price had lived in Rochester 30 years. She came here from Danville, Ill. She was married March 16, 1887, at Danville to Frank PRICE who preceded in death.
Mrs. Price was a member of the Rochester Christian church.
Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Frances PECK; a brother, John I. CRANDALL; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Mahala Rookstool Barnes
Mrs. Mahala [PLANTZ] ROOKSTOOL BARNES, 91, former Rochester resident, died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Army of Burket. Death resulted from complications following a 15-week illness.
A native of Fulton county, Mrs. Barnes was born on June 7, 1857, and resided in this county for practically all of her life. She was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah PLANTZ. Her first marriage was to David ROOKSTOOL and following his death she was later wed to Isaac BARNES. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Church of God, of Rochester.
Surviving are her husband and the following children by her first marriage: Clayton ROOKSTOOL, Rochester; Samuel ROOKSTOOL, of South Bend; Mrs. Charles ARMY of Burket; twelve grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Rochester Church of God. Rev. L. E. POWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery. The body lies in state at the Foster funeral home.

Thursday, September 2, 1948

Pfc. William C. Willard
The body of Pfc. William C. WILLARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel WILLARD of Rochester, will arrive at the Foster funeral home Tuesday evening, it was learned today.
The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct the funeral service next week.
Pfc. Willard, a graduate of Rochester high school, was killed in action in the Philippines Nov. 4, 1944.
Survivors, besides the parents, include two brothers, James and Dorney [WILLARD], and a sister, Wanda Kay [WILLARD], all at home.

Daisy Barr
Last rites for Mrs. Daisy BARR, 72, who died Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Athens Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Hubert JOHNSTON, assisted by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH, officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery near Athens.
A member of the Olive Bethel Church of God, Mrs. Barr had lived with a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ransford PETERSON, of near Akron, since the death of her husband in 1911.
Other survivors include three brothers, Ray and Claude [KINDIG] of Akron, and Lee [KINDIG] of Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Peterson of near Akron and Mrs. Melvin TEEL of near Akron.

Hazel Ruth Zehner
Miss Hazel Ruth ZEHNER, 33, was found dead in her gas-filled apartment in South Bend Wednesday morning.
She had spent the previous night at the home of a friend and had dressed to go to work. She went to her apartment instead where she was found several hours later. Friends and relatives said they know of no motive in her death.
Born Feb. 4, 1915, in Tippecanoe, the daughter of Lester and Minnie ZEHNER, she had lived in South Bend six years. her parents, who survive, live five miles northwest of Argos.
Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Retha LONG of South Bend, Mrs. Tressie MYERS of Argos, Mrs. Margaret JACOBS of South Bend and Mrs. Elnora LACKEY of South Bend.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Church of the Brethren cemetery southeast of Argos.
Rhoda Schleiger
Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda SCHLEIGER, 68, mother of Marion "Bus" SCHLEIGER of this city, were held in Kokomo this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rich funeral home.
Mrs. Schleiger, formerly Rhoda GREENE, was born in Logansport. Her family moved to Kokomo 34 years ago.
Surviving her are her husband, Frank L. SCHLEIGER of Kokomo; three children, Cloyd Herbert [SCHLEIGER] of Cleveland, Mrs. James NELSON of Wheaton, Ill., and M. G. SCHLEIGER of this city. Three grandchildren also survive.

Friday, September 3, 1948

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Saturday, September 4, 1948

Mrs. John Pfeiffer
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest PFEIFFER and Mrs. and Mrs. Forrest PFEIFFER, Jr., of Rochester, attended the funeral services Saturday afternoon for Mrs. John PFEIFFER, mother of the former, who died at her home in Bremen, Thursday.
Ms. Pfeiffer was the daugher of George and Elizabeth (MORRIS) STAHLEY and was born in Elkhart county, Indiana, in August, 1866. She is survived by four daughters, three sons and a brother.
Burial was made in the South Union cemetery near Bremen.

Monday, September 6, 1948

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Tuesday, September 7, 1948

Pfc. William Clark Willard
Last rites for Pfc. William Clark WILLARD, who was killed in action on Leyte Island Nov. 4, 1944, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Graveside services will be in charge of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion post and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars post at the IOOF cemetery.
The body will arrive this evening and be taken to the funeral home where it will remain until the hour of service.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel WILLARD, 520 East Eighth street, two brothers, S/Sgt. James WILLARD, Vienna, Austria, and Dorne WILLARD at home; two sisters, Wanda and Katherine [WILLARD] at home, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WILLARD of Rochester.

Ida Jane Runkle
Mrs. Ida Jane RUNKLE, 79, died at the home of a son, Edgar [RUNKLE], five miles southwest of Akron at 4:40 p.m. Monday after an illness of eight months.
Born in Bracken, Ind., Jan 22, 1869, she was the daughter of Samuel and Minerva HAINDEL. Her husband, Isaiah [RUNKLE], preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Runkle was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the son, are a daughter, Mrs. Goldie AVAREZ of near Akron; a sister, Mrs. Cora WRIGHT of Bellevue, Mich.; a brother, Malcom [HAINDEL], and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Pleasant Hill church five miles southwest of Akron with the Rev. D. F. TAGGERT oficiating. Burial will be Mount Hope cemetery.
The body was returned this afternoon to the son's home from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Sgt. Robert V. Fisher
Funeral services for Sgt. Robert V. FISHER, 24, who died in action Oct. 20, 1944, on Leyte Island, will be conducted in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Lewis HOHENSTEIN of the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church officiating.
The Ilion lodge of the IOOF and the James Lowell Cory American Legion Post will administer graveside services in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
The body will arrive in Hibbard at noon Thursday and will be taken to the funeral home immediately.
The son of Veloris and Almyra FISHER of Tippecanoe, Sgt. Fisher was born Dec. 18, 1920, and attended school at Tippecanoe. He enlisted in the army June 17, 1942, and was sent overseas in June of 1944. He was a member of the Tippecanoe IOOF lodge.
Survivors, besides the parents, include four sisters, Mrs. Anna Belle RICHARDSON and Mrs. Rosa MIKESELL of Rochester, Mrs. Irene BOGANWRIGHT of Mentone, and Mrs. Allee HUTCHINSON of Bourbon; and two brothers, Charles and Clyde FISHER, at home.

Wednesday, September 8, 1848

S/Sgt. Joe N. Huffman
Funeral services for S/Sgt. Joe N. HUFFMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman A. HUFFMAN of Grass Creek, who died Nov. 16, 1944, in France, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
Services at the grave in the Grass Creek cemetery will be in charge of the Kewanna American Legion post. The Rev. John CHAMBERS, pastor of the Grass Creek Evangelical United Brethren church, will officiate.
The body will arrive Thursday.
S/Sgt Huffman served with the 80th "Blue Ridge" infantry division in training and combat at Camp Forest, Tenn.; Camp Phillips, Kans. Camp Laguna, Ariz.; Fort Dix, N.J.; and in France. He was buried near Limey in the province of Lorraine.
A graduate of Grass Creek high school, S/Sgt Huffman was born near Grass Creek April 17, 1917. He married Doris G. BROWN of Dale, Ind., in 1941. He entered the army July 20, 1942.
Survivors, besides the parents and widow, now Mrs. David HILL, are a son, David Joe [HUFFMAN]; a daughter, Carol Sue [HUFFMAN], of Kewanna; a sister, Helen [HUFFMAN] of Grass Creek; and three brothers, Donald M. [HUFFMAN] of Delphi, Albert W. [HUFFMAN] of Logansport and Carl D. [HUFFMAN] of Grass Creek.

Joe Hubeny
Funeral services for Joe HUBENY, 78, North Judson, were conducted there Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Hubeny, a brother to James HUBENY, Sr., and an uncle of Mrs. Harry BAUMAN of Kewanna, died Sunday evening. The Fulton county survivors attended the service.

Thursday, September 9, 1948

Frank H. Ball
Frank H. BALL, 76, of Tiosa, died in Rochester at 5:30 a.m. today after suffering three weeks from a heart ailment.
Born July 11, 1871, one mile south of Tiosa, he was the son of Edward and Margaret BALL. He married Sarah Ann McPHERRON who died June 18, 1926, and later married Marie LANTZ who preceded him in death in 1945. Mr. Ball was a retired farmer.
Survivors include a son, Delmar BALL, at home; three stepsons, Vernon BALL of Mishawaka, Franklin LANTZ of Buchanan, Mich., Everett LANTZ in the navy at Chicago; and a brother, Clyde BALL of Rochester.
Last rites will be observed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sand Hill Methodist church with the Rev. Arthur CARPENTER of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

David Hollis Burns
David Hollis BURNS, 84, died Wednesday afternoon at the McDonald hospital, Warsaw, following a two weeks' illness. Mr. Burns was a resident of Bourbon.
He was born at Athens on Jan. 12, 1864, and moved to Bourbon 55 years ago. In 1888 he was married to Arletta Belle MASTELLAR, who preceded in death in 1936. His second marriage was to Pearl DONLEY, who survives. Mr. Burns was the son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth BURNS. He was a member of the Bourbon Presbyterian church.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Furel R. BURNS of North Manchester; a granddaughter, Mrs. Carolyn PAULUS, of North Manchester; a great-grandchild; a brother, James BURNS, of Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mildred JOLLEY of Aurora, Ill.; and Mrs. Marion TOMLINSON of Gary, and a step-son, Henry DONLEY of Valparaiso.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bourbon Presbyterian church. Rev. J. L. MILLING of Logansport, assisted by Rev. NITZ, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the Beigh funeral home, Bourbon.

Friday, September 9, 1948

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Saturday, September 10, 1948

Mary Jane Kerschner
Mrs. Mary Jane [ANGLEMYER] BERGER KERSCHNER, 88, died 6:20 Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eldora BUTLER, of Gilead. She had been in ill health for the past several months from complications. She was born Novemer 23, 1859 in Miami county, Ind. Her first marriage was to William BERGER, who died in 1913. Her second marriage was to John KERSCHNER. He preceded her in death in 1923. Mrs. Kerschner was the daughter of Ephriam and Lucinda ANGLEMYER.
Surviving are four sons, William BERGER, Akron; Wilson BERGER, Hammond; Waldo BERGER, Hammond; Noah BERGER, of Hammond and two daughters, Mrs. Marie WHITTENBERGER, Akron and Mrs. Eldora BUTLER.
Funeral services will be held Monday 2 p.m. at the Gilead Methodist church with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. The body will be removed from the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, to Mrs. Marie Whittenberger's residence Sunday at 1 p.m. where friends may call.

Mabel Mork
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MILLER and Ole MORK left today for Minneapolis, Minn., where they were called by the death of the sister of Mrs. Miller and Mr. Mork, Miss Mabel MORK, which occurred Friday morning in a Minneapolis hospital.
Miss Mork had visited relatives here on nmerous occasions and was well known to many local residents. Funeral services are to be held Monday aftrnoon at Hanley Falls, Minn.

Frank McCarter
Funeral services for Frank McCARTER, 64, Athens resident who died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moyer Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
The son of Edgar and Mary QUICK McCARTER, he had been ill one week. Mr. McCarter was born Dec. 28, 1883, near Nyona Lake. He spent most of his life as a farmer in the Macy and Fulton communities and had been employed by the Sampsel Drainage Company. He married Bertha SMITH Feb. 24, 1912.
Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy BROWN of near Athens; two sisters, Miss Pearl McCARTER of Rochester and Mrs. Daisy WASHINGTON of Macy; two brothers, Harry [McCARTER] of Fulton and Alva [McCARTER] of Macy.

Monday, September 13, 1948

Albert Kerschner
Albert "Al" KERSCHNER, 82, a carpenter of Kewanna died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of his nephew by marriage, Herman, Culver. He was born in Ohio but came to Indiana at an early age and spent most of his life in the Kewanna vicinity. His wife, Lillian [KERSCHNER], died in 1934. He has no immediate survivors.
The Rev. Henry BULGER of Kewanna will conduct services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home there. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetry. The body remains at the funeral home where friends may call after hours today.

Tuesday, September 14, 1948

George Costello, Sr.
Kewanna relatives and friends of George COSTELLO, Sr., 76, of Chicago and a former Fulton county resident, have received word of his death Monday.
Mr. Costello had suffered a paralytic stroke several days ago.
A school teacher, he is survived by the wife, one son, George [COSTELLO], Jr.; three grandchildren of Chicago; a brother, Pat COSTELLO of Colorado; a sister Mrs. Mary MORRIS of California, and several nieces and nephews in and around Kewanna.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Ann's Catholic church with the Rev. J. Edward HOLLAND officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery.
The body will arrive Wednesday and will be taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Mrs. Ben G. Fields
A telegram today informed Mr. and Mrs. Frank BRYANT of the death of Mrs. Ben G. FIELDS of San Francisco, Calif., wife of the Rev. Mr. [Ben G.] FIELDS, who was pastor of First Baptist church here from 1933 to 1937.
Mrs. Fields, who had been ill for a long time, died this morning. Services will be conducted in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon.
Originally from Greenville, S.C., the Fields came to Rochester from a pastorate at Columbia City. After leaving here they went to Des Moines, Iowa, Denver, Colo., and San Francisco.
Surviving besides the husband are three daughters, Nancy and Elizabeth [FIELDS], married and living in the South, and Odessa [FIELDS], at home in San Francisco.

Wednesday, September 15, 1948

Eli Ball
Last rites for Eli BALL, 79, retired farmer who died Tuesday afternoon in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three days, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Leiters Ford.
The son of Joseph and Margaret JOHNSON BALL, he was born Feb. 18, 1869, in Pulaski county. He married Amanda REISH Nov. 1, 1892. She preceded him in death. Mr. Ball was a member of the Methodist church and the IOOF lodge at Leiters Ford.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hugh CAMPBELL and Mrs. Grover SMITH of Leiters Ford, and Wilma [BALL] at home; a son Walter [BALL] of Kewanna; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie JOHNSON of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Mrs. Carrie GINTHER of South Bend, and a brother, Jesse [BALL] of South Bend.
The body was returned this afternoon to the residence one mile southwest of Leiters Ford from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton.

Rosey Z. Spohn
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosey Z. SPOHN, 67, who died Tuesday afternoon at her home at 1523 Jefferson street, will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in St. Paul's E. U. B. church. The Rev. Robert W. WARD will officiate and burial will be in Citizen's cemetery. Mrs. Spohn had been ill two months, and had been unconscious since a heart attack Friday. She died at 3:25 p.m.
A native of Laketon, Mrs. Spohn was born April 11, 1881, to Jerry and Jenny (POWNELL) RAMEY. On Feb. 22, 1898, she was married in Rochester to Ulysses Simpson Grant SPOHN, who died 12 years ago. Her home had been at the Jefferson street address for 41 years. She was a member of St. Paul's church, formerly the Unitd Brethren here.
Surviving are three sons, Vern [SPOHN] of Rochester, Fremont [SPOHN] of Argos, and Frank [SPOHN] of Omaha, Neb.; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl CARTER, of Rochester, Mrs. Marie ERB, Ralston, Neb., and Mrs. Gail ZIMMERMAN of Bakersfield, Calif.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Florence TRENT, Atascadero, Calif.; twenty-three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Francis E. Brewer
Francis E. "Pete" BREWER, 74, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at his farm home two miles northeast of Argos, in the neighborhood where he had lived all his life. He had been ill two and one-half years.
Born April 16, 1874, he was the son of Harrison C. and Emily BREWER. On Oct. 9, 1895, he married Mertie RORER near Argos, and was a farmer for many years before retirement.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl HOOKER of Argos and Mrs. Marie SICKMILLER of Plymouth; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Brewer was the last to die of the four children in his family.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN, pastor of the Argos Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Thursday, September 16, 1948

Lillian E. Rittenhouse
Mrs. Lillian E. RITTENHOUSE, 77, Akron, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Ewing nursing home.
Born May 30, 1871, in Whitley county, Mrs. Rittenhouse was the widow of J. F. RITTENHOUSE, former owner of the C.K.R. Factory now known as the American Fork and Hoe Company. He preceded her in death eight years. Her partnts' names were William and Isabelle ABBOTT. She was a resident of Akron 25 years and a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ernest H. BRANNING of Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Leslie HAMMOND of South Bend, and Mrs. Mary Margaret LEININGER of Akron; a son, James RITTENHOUSE, Jr., of Elkhart; five sisters, Mrs. Charles COWGILL of South Bend, Mrs. Lee C. STEEL of Lafayette, Mrs. Ernest SINGER of North Manchester, Mrs. Harold HOUGHTON of Trinidad, Ohio, and Mrs. S. S. ULREY of Evanston, Ill; fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Dayton ULREY, and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Brove cemetery east of North Manchester. The body will remain at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until the time of service.

Friday, September 17, 1948

Rozella Harrold
Miss Rozella HARROLD, 80, died at her home two miles northeast of Akron this morning after an illness of one year.
She was born Feb. 23, 1868, in Olive Bethel neighborhood and lived at her farm near Akron for 71 years. Miss Harrold was the daugher of Francis and Elizabeth GOOD HARROLD.
She is survived by two brothers, Harlen [HARROLD], at home, and Arthur [HARROLD] of Akron, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God in Akron with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The body will be taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home to the residence at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 18, 1948

[no obits]

Monday, September 20, 1948

Louise Hubbard
Final services for Mrs. Louise HUBBARD, 48, who died at 6 a.m. Sunday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lulu GIBBONS, in Rochester, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home by the Rev. Stephen GUBI. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Hubbard's death was a result of complications which set in after an operation in Gary last April. She was born here Nov. 29, 1899, the daughter of W. Sherman and Lulu PHELPS GIBBONS. She was married to Francis G. "Frank" HUBBARD Sept. 23, 1932, in New York and was in the advertising business. Mrs. Hubbard was a member of the Rochester Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
Survivors include the husband of Gary a son by previous marriage, Nelson G. GUERNEE of Philadelphia, Pa.; the mother; a sister, Mrs. Ruth AYLESWORTH of Chicago; a nephew, Thomas AYLESWORTH now attending Indiana University and other relatives.

Clara J. Zimmerman
Mrs. Val [Clara J.] ZIMMERMAN, prominent Rochester lady, 916 Pontiac street, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Zimmerman, who had been a resident of Rochester for nearl a half century, had a legion of friends throughout the county. She had been in ill health for over six months.
Clara J. [YOUNG], daughter of Martin and Susannah (HIELBRICH) YOUNG was born in Crown Point,Ind., on December 1, 1875. She was married to Mr. Zimmerman in Crown Point, December 20, 1900 and spent all of her married life in this city. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and the Rosary Society of Rochester.
Surviving besides the husband are three niedes, Mrs. Ray ROY, Rochester; Miss Pearl KEISER, Crown Point and Mrs. Edward BURNS, Gary; a nephew, Harry KEISER, Crown Point and a brother, Frank F. YOUNG, also of Crown Point.
The Rev. Charles SCHOLL will be assisted by the Rev. John T. SCHALL, Logansport, in conducting final rites at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's church. Burial will be in the local IOOF cemetery. Friends may call at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home.

Cliffie G. Pearson
Funeral services for Cliffie G. PEARSON, 69, who died Sunday morning at his home two miles northwest of Akron after being in poor health eight years, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
A farmer, Mr. Pearson was the son of Mathias and Emaline PEARSON and was born in Miami county, Jan. 18, 1879. He married Goldie BARBER May 23, 1903.
Survivors include the wife; two sons, Charles [PEARSON] at home and Talford [PEARSON] of Disko; a daughter, Mrs. Nondus EIKENBERRY of Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Wila HARTER and Mrs. Daisy WHITTENBERGER of near Akron, and Mrs. Goldie TURNELL of Chicago.
The body was taken from the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron this morning to the home.

David Brooker
David BROOKER, 84, of Argos, formerly of Rochester, died today at noon in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sam McKEE of Argos.
Mr. Brooker is the father of Mrs. Nobilene SPENCER and Mrs. Dean NEFF of this city.
A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in the Tuesday edition of The News-Sentinel.

Tuesday, September 21, 1948

Emma Manning
Mrs. Emma MANNING of Chicago died Monday evening in the Illinois Central hospital, that city, following a lengthy illness.
She is a sister of Mrs. Vine CURTIS of this city who has been in Chicago for the past several days at the bedside of Mrs. Manning.

David Brooker
Funeral services for David BROOKER, 84, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sam McKee, in Argos Monday noon, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery near Leiters Ford.
The son of Isaac and Sarah BROOKER, he was born July 31, 1864, in Snyder county, Pa. He married Sarah Ellen KYLE Feb. 7, 1880. She preceded him in death in 1984. Mr. Brooker was a retired farmer and lived in the Bruce Lake community. He was very active and alert for his age.
Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Lowell MASTERS and Mrs. Sam McKEE of Argos; Mrs. Grace RUTH of Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. William HUDKINS, Mrs. Dean NEFF and Mrs. Nobeline SPENCER of Rochester; Mrs. Paul SNYDER of Fort Wayne; a son, Edwin BROOKER of Walkerton; two brothers, Walter and Rudolph BROOKER of Bruce Lake; twenty-eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
A sister, Mrs. Ella TROUTMAN, preceded in death. The body remains at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Wednesday, September 22, 1948

William Boelter
Funeral rites are incomplete for William BOELTER, 52, former Rochester resident who died at his Chicago home Tuesday afternoon.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph BOELTER, he was employed in the carpeting department of the Carson-Pierie-Scott company. He had lived in Chicago 26 years moving there from Rochester. Mrs. Boelter is the former Mrs. Milda ROWLES of this city. Mr. Boelter was a member of the Lutheran church.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two daughters, Mrs. Robert BOCK and Mrs. Thomas DONIGA of Chicago; three brothers, Otto [BOELTER] of Rochester, Carl and Arthur [BOELTER] of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Mary BUCHANAN of Chicago, and two granddaughters.

Ada May Wright
Mrs. Ada May WRIGHT, 86, of Mishawaka and Fulton county native, died Monday at her home after an illness of 10 days.
Born in Fulton county, May 16, 1862, she moved to Mishawaka from Kewanna 15 years ago. She had lived in Rochester several years. She was married to Thomas M. WRIGHT who preceded in death in 1931. Mrs. Wright was a member of the First Baptist church of Kewanna.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pearl DUNLAP of Mishawaka and Mrs. Charles FLAIR of Plymouth; a son, O. J. WRIGHT of Mishawaka; a half-sister, Mrs. A. L. SUNDAY of Warsaw, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Thallemer funeral home in Mishawaka.

Mrs. Val Zimmerman
Friends and relatives from out-of-town who attended the final rites for Mrs. Val ZIMMERMAN, which were held in the St. Joseph Catholic church here this morning, were:
Mrs. William FLYNN and Robert DIETEL of Chicago; Mrs. Harry ENSWIELER, Frank YOUNG, Mrs. Edward BURNS, of Gary; Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY, Judy KEISER, Jenny KEISER, Pearl KEISER, Frank GEISEN, Ralph GEISEN, Mrs. C. R. MASSETH, all of Crown Point; Mrs. Joe YOUNG and Bud YOUNG, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Clara NEW, Mrs. E. N. MESSICK, Mrs. Sue BUCK and Mrs. Lulu JANNERAUX, all of Indianapolis.

Thursday, September 23, 1948

William Boelter
Rites for William BOELTER, former Rochester resident who died at his Chicago home Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in a funeral home there.

Friday, September 24, 1948

Mrs. Elizabeth Dukes
Mrs. Elizabeth DUKES, 86, life resident of the Kewanna vicinity, died at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. May McWILLIAMS, of Albion at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Ill since last April, Mrs. Dukes had been in Woodlawn hospital several weeks for treatment. She was recently moved to Albion.
Born Aug. 5, 1862, the daughter of William and Emmaline FREEL, she was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church. Her husband, Thomas [DUKES], preceded in death.
Survivors include a son, Harry [DUKES] of California; a sister, Mrs. Anna BURK of South Bend; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funersal services will be at 1:30 p.m. (CST) Sunday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with the Rev. W. C. EVERS officiating. Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery east of Kewanna.
The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, September 25, 1948

Grace B. Williams
Mrs. Grace B. WILLIAMS died Friday afternoon at her home two miles southeast of Argos. She had been in ill health for 18 months following a stroke of apoplexy.
Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 18, 1879, in Benton county, Ind. Prior to moving to the Argos community she resided in Tippecanoe for 29 years. She was the daughter of James and Cinderalla WINGARD. She was married to Levi WILLIAMS on Sept. 27, 1899. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Tippecanoe Methodist church and the Royal Neighbors club of Mentone.
Survivors are her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Jesse ALBRIGHT, Mrs. Edna SHAFER, both of Argos, and Mrs. Bessie BROCKEY of Tippecanoe.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope cemetery, Plymouth.

B. J. Zanger
B. J. ZANGER, 77, former bakery operator in Fulton, died at 10:10 a.m. today in the Nellans Convalescent Home in Fulton after a week's illness.
He had lived in this vicinity most of his life until he went to Wanatah 20 years ago. He had been in the home here the last 18 months.
A native of Germany, Mr. Zanger was born July 4, 1871, the son of Leopold and Lena ZANGER. He was brought to Indiana when he was six years old. His wife preceded him in death.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Anna TRUMBLES of Logansport, and a brother, Henry ZANGER of South Bend. Friends may call at the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton until Sunday evening, when the body will be taken to Wanatah. Funeral services and burial will be there.

David Sheets
The body of David SHEETS, 78, was found hanging in a corn crib on the Ray KNICKER farm north of Kewanna late Friday afternoon. A transient who had lived the last 11 years on the Oren ANDERSON farm nearby, he had been missing for two or three weeks. County Coroner Dean STINSON, who investigated, said the man probably had been dead as long as he had been missing. The body was discovered by Arthur ANDERSON at 4:30 p.m. when he went to the abandoned shed some distance from the farm home to inspect a corn picker stored there. The Knicker farm belonged to the late Jacob KRAMER, father of Mrs. Oren ANDERSON.
Sheets, a native of Ohio, had no known relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson had not been alarmed at his absence because he came and went without responsibility to them.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, State Trooper Estel BEMENDERFER, Dr. Stinson and his clerk, Dr. Dale BERKEBILE, investigated the scene.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, and burial was made this afternoon in the IOOF cemetery, Kewanna. The Rev. W. R. SALES officiated.

Mary Watson Manning
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary WATSON MANNING of Windermere West, Chicago, were held Thursday 11 a.m. at chapel, 2700 E. 75th street, Chicago and interment was in the Rosehill cemetery. Her husband, Alfred E. MANNING, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Francis W. CURTIS, of this city, is a sister of the deceased. Mrs. Curtis was with her sister during her last illness and attended the services. Mrs. Manning had a wide acquaintance of friends in Rochester where she visited her sister on numerous ocasions.

Infant Baer
Funeral services for infant BAER, stillborn, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald BAER in the Kelly Hospital at Argos, Friday night, were held Saturday afternoon in the Umbaugh Funeral Home, Argos. Burial was made in the Maple Lawn cemetery, Argos.

Monday, September 27, 1948

Samuel A. Hoffman
Samuel A. HOFFMAN, 73, native of Argos, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital, South Bend, after a week's illness. He had lived in South Bend since 1929. His home was at 217 East Brownson.
The son of Aaron and Elizabeth HOFFMAN, Samuel A. Hoffman was born Jan. 6, 1875. In 1903 he married Mary Margaret WHITE in Argos. For many years he was a clerk in his brothers' department store in Argos, and after going to South Bend he spent part of his time on a small farm near Argos. He was a member of Grace Methodist church in South Bend.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Elizabeth HOFFMAN at home and Mrs. Nathalme WINANS of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Miss Melinda HOFFMAN at home; and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. by Dr. Wilber DAY, pastor of the Grace Methodist church, South Bend. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Ray Kelsay
An international union president from Indianapolis was killed in a traffic accident three miles north of Rochester Saturday causing Fulton county's first traffic fatality in two years and nine months.
He was Ray KELSAY, 60, international president of the Metal Polishers, Platers and Buffers Association, AFL, since 1940.
There were no known witnesses to the accident, which involved only Kelsay's 1948 automobile in which he was driving alone from a union meeting at South Bend.
His car had rolled into a ditch, landing right side up 150 feet from marks on the pavement indicating he had gone off the berm on the west side of Road 31 and then swerved back across the highway.
The automobile and its lifeless passenger, lying on the front seat, were found by State Troopers A. L. MERKEY of Hartford City and Victor CARDWELL of Kokomo, also returning from South Bend, at 8 p.m.
They notified Rochester authorities. Those from here who investigated were State Trooper Estel BEMENDERFER, Sheriff Laurence NORRIS, Coroner Dean STINSON, and Dr. Dale BERKEBILE, coroner's deputy.
Dr. Stinson said the driver died of a franctured skull and a broken neck.
The body was taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to Shirley Brothers Irving Hill chapel in Indianapolis.
Mr. Kelsay was a native of Marion and had lived in Indianapolis since 1900, where he had been a union officer since 1920. He is survived by the wife and two daughters in Indianapolis.

Ora Alvey Sedam
Last rites for Ora Alvey SEDAM, 71, who died Saturday at Grass Creek after a six weeks' illness, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Grass Creek Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. John CHAMBERS officiating.
The Odd Fellows lodge will be in charge of burial services.
The son of Charles Henry and Sarah Elizabeth RATCLIFF SEDAM, he was born July 6, 1877, in Indianapolis. He lived in Cass county a few years where he farmed until three years ago, moving to Grass Creek at that time. He married Laura HERROLD Feb. 22, 1897, who preceded in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Lottie PLUMBER of South Bend, and Mrs. Ruth OSWALT of Compton, Calif.; three sons, Claude [SEDAM] of South Bend, Harold [SEDAM] of Compton, and Lee [SEDAM] of Logansport; two brothers, Ben and Palmer [SEDAM] of Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Grace SMITH and Mrs. Mae POWNELL of Logansport, Mrs. Flossie SMITH of Ohio; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A grandson died in World War II.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna.

Ida M. Ditmire
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida M. DITMIRE, 82, who died at 11 a.m. Sunday in Fulton after an illness of several months, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. M. E. REED, assisted by the Rev. E. O. McSHERRY, officiating.
Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.
She was the mother of Ralph and Gene DITMIRE, operators of the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton.
The last surviving member of a family of 10, Mrs Ditmire was born Nov. 28, 1865, near Mount Zion. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah ADAMS WHITTENBERGER. She was married to Frank DITMIRE March 30, 1885. He preceded her in death in 1935.
She moved to Fulton from Rochester in 1903 and assisted her husband in conducting the funeral home for 25 years. Mrs. Ditmire was a member of the Fulton E. U. B. church and the Fulton O. E. S.
Survivors, besides the sons, are a daughter, Mrs. M. G. LAREAU of Los Animos, Colo.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Sarah BLACK, preceded in death.
The body was taken to the Ditmire funeral home today from the Foster funeral home here.

Mrs. Charles Haimbaugh
Mrs. Charles HAIMBAUGH, aged 92, of Edmonds, Wash., daughter of the former Dr. VALE of the Talma community, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. M. REYLER.
The deceased is a sister-in-law of Obe HAIMBAUGH of Newcastle township who received the telegram announcing her death. There are also a number of other relatives in this vicinity.
Tuesday, September 28, 1948

Lucy Thomas
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy THOMAS, 80, who died Saturday in Chicago, were at 2 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial was in the Nichols cemetery.
The daughter of Benjamin and Eliza BURNS HOLLOWAY, Mrs. Thomas was born Aug. 1, 1868, near Akron. She lived in Willard, Ohio, after her marriage there to William THOMAS who died in 1945. They also lived in Nappanee. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Methodist church in Chicago.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. N. H. SMITH, Chicago; a son, Mark THOMAS, Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Frank ARTER of Talma and Mrs. Flora TEETER of Warsaw; a brother, Donald HOLLOWAY, and one great-grandchild.

Karl Rausch
Charles ESSIG of the Rochester Masonic lodge today received word of the death of Karl RAUSCH, former Rochester citizen, which occurred at his home in Waukegan, Ill., this morning. Funeral services for Mr. Rausch are to be held in Waukegan, Thursday afternoon, with the Masonic Order of that city conducting the rites.
Mr. Rausch, who was born in Angola, Ind., on Feb. 17, 1888, was a graduate of the Rochester high school. For a number of years he resided in Peru where he was an auditor in one of the Peru industrial plants. He left this city about 30 years ago. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Val RAUSCH. The elder Rausch was a merchant tailor and for many years was employed in the Sol Allman clothing store here.
Further details concerning the former resident's death were not available.

Ora Alva Sedam
Last rites for Ora Alva SEDAM, 71, were conducted today at the Grass Creek Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. John CHAMBERS officiating. The Odd Fellows lodge had charge of the services.
Survivors include the wife, Laura HERROLD SEDAM, two daughters, three sons, two brothers, three sisters, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, September 29, 1948

Alvin Good
Alvin GOOD, 80, life resident of Rochester, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell STALEY, south of Bourbon at 12:15 a.m. today after an illness of nine months.
Mr. Good was born in Rochester July 29, 1859, and was the son of Isaac and Jane NIXON GOOD. In 1883, he married Emma RICHARDSON who preceded him in death in 1942. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Survivors include the daughter, eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Church of God here with the Rev. Lloyd POWELL officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body will remain at the Beigh funeral home at Bourbon until 1 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, September 30, 1948

Willis F. Egleston
Funeral services for Willis F. EGLESTON, 63, proprietor of the Egleston Inn at Lake Bruce who died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, will be at 8 p.m. today in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Henry BULGER officiating.
The body will be taken to Harvey, Ill., Friday where final services and burial will be conducted Saturday.
Mr. Egleston had been ill for several months.
Born May 30, 1885, in Caron, Ill., he was the son of Willis and Emma HAWLEY EGLESTON. He lived in Harvey and Indianapolis before moving to Lake Bruce 11 years ago. Mr. Egleston married Alice McCOMB in Chicago.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Harold [EGLESTON] of Harvey and Frank [EGLESTON] of Winamac; a daughter, Mrs. Florence SHEEHAN of Harvey; a sister, Mrs. Fern HUGHES of Harvey, and four grandchildren.

Friday, October 1, 1948

[no obits]

Saturday, October 2, 1948

Mrs. Isaiah Garber
Word has been received by Mrs. John BECK of Rochester of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Isaiah GARBER, 92, Friday at the home of a son, Roscoe GARBER, at Bippus, Ind.
Mrs. Garber is the mother of Mrs. Alma STRAUGHN of Kokomo, a former Rochester resident.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fairview church near Bippus. Burial will be there also.

Monday, October 4, 1948

Lucy Phillips
Mrs. Lucy PHILLIPS, a former resident of Tiosa 50 years, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in the IOOF Home at Greensburg after an illness of three weeks.
Born in Landis county, Mo., Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of Rufus and Charlotte SIMPSON. She was married to John PHILLIPS.
She is survived by a son, Thomas [PHILLIPS] of Kokomo, and a daughter in Missouri.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
The body arrived at the funeral home this afternoon.
Tuesday, October 5, 1948 to Thursday, October 7, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, October 8, 1948

Karen Sue Overmyer
Final services for Karen Sue [OVERMYER], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry OVERMYER, Jr., who died at birth today, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Horton cemetery with the Rev. Doss HALL of Peru officiating.
Full name of the infant's parents is Harry Jr. and Mary Elizabeth GUYER OVERMYER.
Other survivors include a sister, Sharon Ann [OVERMYER]; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry OVERMYER and Mrs. and Mrs. Lamont GUYER of Rochester.
The body was taken to the Foster funeral home.

Ina Brundige
Mrs. Ina BRUNDIGE, 84, a pioneer resident of Akron, died at 8 a.m. today in her home there after an illness of five months.
She was born April 26, 1864, in the same house in which she died. Mrs. Brundige had lived there all her life with the exception of a short time in Rochester. She was the daughter of Jacob and Mary WHITTENBERGER.
She was married to George BRUNDIGE who died in 1910. Mrs. Brundige was a member of the Mothers Club, the Manitou chapter of the D.A.R., and the Akron Methodist church. She was the oldest member of the Eastern Star at Akron.
Among the nieces and nephews surviving are Don NOYER of Akron, Ralph NOYER of Muncie, Mrs. Charles WESTLEY of Denver, Mrs. Scudder WILSON of Macy, Mrs. Thomas WEBSTER of California, and Mrs. William WOLF of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
The body is at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron where friends may call.
[NOTE: See Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK - A -- Akron, Indiana, "Akron Resident Tells Graphic Story of Town," by Mrs. Inez Brundige.]

Saturday, October 9, 1948

Pfc Emerson L. Towne
The body of Pfc. Emerson L. TOWNE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOWNE, R.R. 5, Rochester, was among the remains of 7,000 Americans who lost their lives during World War II that have been returned to the United States, the Department of Army announced today.
A total of 217 remains were returned upon instructions of next of kin residing in Indiana.
Under the program for final burial of World War II dead, next of kin may elect to have remains returned to the United States for burial in a private or national cemetery, or may request interment in a permanent American military cemetery overseas or a private cemetery in a foreign country which is the homeland of the deceased or of the next of kin. Funeral services for Pfc. Towne, whose body is being brought to the Foster funeral home, will be announced at a later date.

Monday, October 11, 1948

Helen Leona Overmyer
Mrs. Helen Leona OVERMYER, 39, Talma, died at 10:48 p.m. Sunday in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of 12 days.
A cerebral hemorrhage was given as the cause of death.
Born Oct. 13, 1908, in Hntington county, Mrs. Overmyer had lived in Fulton county 18 years, coming here from Coldwater, Mich. She was the daughter of George and Ocie BARODT. She was married to Nelson OVERMYER July 25, 1930, in Angola and was a member of the T. H. E. club.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a son, Gene [OVERMYER], and a daughter, Shirley [OVERMYER], at home; the mother; two brothers, Gerald and Mox [BARODT]; and two sisters, Olene BARODT, and Mrs. Ilene SLAGLE, all of Coldwater.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home.

Vera Lenore Krivanek
Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Lenore KRIVANEK, 40, Fulton county native who died Sunday afternoon in the Memorial hospital in South Bend after an illness of one year, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron officiating.
Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery near Athens.
The daughter of Charles and Edna RICHTER, she was born May 6, 1902, and lived near Athens for 18 years when she moved to Mishawaka. She was married to George SHANKLIN in 1924 and in 1928 was married to Anthony KRIVANEK who preceded her in death three years. Mrs. Krivanek was a member of the Baptist church in Mishawaka.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Eileen PHILLIPS of South Bend, Mrs. Dorothy WELSWEAVER of Osceola, Mrs. Gloria POTTER of Mishawaka, Ruth Ann and Edith, at home; three sons, Richard, Charles, and Enak, at home; two brothers, Merle RICHTER of near Rochester, and Dale RICHTER of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Lois BENNETT of Chicago, and two grandchildren.
The body was moved from the Foster funeral home to the Merle Richter residence this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 12, 1948 to Thursday, October 14, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, October 15, 1948

Claude Dunn
State police identified the one-legged hitch-hiker, who was killed in an auto wreck north of Rochester as Cluede DUNN.
He did not have a permanent home.
Mr. Dunn, approximately 55 years of age, had four aliases and had been arrested several times according to the records.
He was riding with Eugene McCAULEY of South Bend enroute to Peru when the car collided head-on with a truck driven by Anthony QUASSY of Indianapolis. Dunn was killed instantly.
He has a brother, Clarence DUNN, who lives on a rural route out of Little Rock, Ark. As soon as the brother can be contacted, funeral arrangements will be made. He had listed W. C. ELLIOTT of Peru as a friend to contact.
The dead man was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home following the accident.

Alonzo Barkman
Alonzo BARKMAN, 85, life resident of Newcastle township died at his home near Talma at 10:35 p.m. Thursday.
He had been ill one year.
Born Sept. 26, 1863, in Fulton county, Mr. Barkman was the son of Isaac and Elizaeth BARKMAN and was a retired farmer. He married Mary Ann ZOLMAN Jan. 23, 1884.
Survivors, besides the wife, are four sons, Charles, Boyd and Lloyd (twins) [BARKMAN] of Rochester, and John [BARKMAN] of Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie GROSS of Elkhart, Miss Beulah BARKMAN of South Bend, Mrs. Ed. EASH of Argos, and Miss Iva BARKMAN, at home; a brother, Newton [BARKMAN] of Elkhart; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Lottie HENDERSON, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. E. V. GRISWOLD of Talma officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
The body remains at the funeral home where friends may call.

Claude Rouch
Claude ROUCH, 61, life resident of Rochester, died unexpectedly at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the home of relatives in Bowling Green, Fla.
Mr. Rouch, recently resigned as assistant fire chief of the Rochester department, died as a result of a heart attack. He had been in good health when he left Rochester a few days ago for Florida. He had purchased a home in Fort Meade and had planned to set up an electric appliance shop.
The son of William and Mary (NELLANS) ROUCH, he was born Nov. 22, 1886, and had lived in Rochester all his life. He married Nellie LYNCH March 30, 1907. She died in 1945. He married Mabel SIMON Aug. 8, 1946.
Mr. Rouch was a member of the Grace Methodist church. He served as fire chief under the administration of Capt. O. I. MINTER.
Survivors, besides the wife and father, are two sons, Donald [ROUCH] of Peru and Robert [ROUCH] of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. John DYNE of Indianapolis, and three grandchildren.
His first wife, mother, daughter, and brother, Glen [ROUCH] of Kokomo preceded in death.
The body was returned to the Foster funeral home. Final services are pending.

Saturday, October 16, 1948

Frank H. Hirschman
Alfred NEERMAN has received word of the death of his brother-in-law, Frank H. HIRSCHMAN, 73, president of the Hirschman Mattress Co., of Indianapoolis, which occurred Thursday in his summer home at Lake Wawasee. His first wife was the late Martha NEERMAN HIRSCHMAN. Survivors include two sons; a daughter; two brothers and a sister. Final rites were held this afternoon in Indianapolis.

Monday, October 18, 1948

James Elmore Wilson
Last rites for James Elmore WILSON, 58, Kewanna farmer who died of a heart attack Saturday afternoon at his home, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. William J. SCHROER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
A resident of near Kewanna most of his life, Mr. Wilson was a native of Thorntown. He was a member of the Lutheran church in Rochester.
Survivors include the wife, Emma [WILSON]; two sons, John and Orville [WILSON] of Kewanna; four brothers, George [WILSON] of Kewanna, Al [WILSON] of Rochester, Clifford [WILSON] of Lucerne, and Robert [WILSON] of Plymouth; and a sister, Mrs. Sara FITZ of South Bend.
The body was removed from the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna to the home of the son, John, Sunday avening.

Claude Dunn
A short prayer service for Claude DUNN, 57, hitch-hiker who was killed in an auto accident Thursday two miles north of Rochester, was held today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with burial in the Citizens cemetery.
Final services were pending until the arrival of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Alva SMITH of Little Rock, Ark., today.
Dunn was killed when the car he was riding in collided head-on with a large truck.

Earl McGriff
Argos relatives early today received word of the death of Earl McGRIFF, which occurred Sunday evening at his home in Lebanon, Ind. Mr. McGriff formerly lived near Argos where he was engaged in farming.
Survivors are his wife; three sons and three daughters; his mother, Mrs. David McGRIFF and a brother of near Argos. Funeral arrangements were not announced.

Harry M. White
Harry M. WHITE, 62, Marshall county road superintendent for 12 years, died Saturday afternoon at the home of a son, Kline, in Peoria, Ill.
His unexpected death was attributed to a heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. White had just arrived at their son's home for a weekend visit when the tragedy occurred.
Born in Green township, Marshall county, April 14, 1886, Mr. White was the son of Francis and Sarah WHITE. He married Essie KLINE March 15, 1910. They moved to Plymouth from near Argos 10 years ago.
Mr. White was a member of the Masonic lodge at Argos and the Moose lodge at Plymouth.
Survivors include the widow; two sons, James [WHITE] of Plymouth and Kline [WHITE] of Peoria; a sister, Mrs. Dessie MYERS of South Bend, and two grandchildren.
Services will be conducted in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Mr. ARMSTRONG, Christian church pastor in Plymouth. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF cemetery.

Louis Blumenthal
Louis BLUMENTHAL, well-known shoe merchant of Chicago and father of Max L. BLUMENTHAL of this city, died early Sunday morning in a Chicago hospital, following a week's illness.
Mr. Blumenthal had visited here on several occasions where he had a number of friends. His son, Max, had been with him in Chicago during his illness.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. John SOGLOW; and the following sons, Max L. [BLUMENTHAL] of Rochester, Ben [BLUMENTHAL] of Columbia City, Edward [BLUMENTHAL] of Rensselaer, Seymour [BLUMENTHAL] and Dr. Irving BLUMENTHAL, both of Chicago.
Funeral services are to be held Wednesday in Chicago.

Claude Rouch
Funeral arrangements for Claude ROUCH, 61, retired fireman who died recently in Florida where he had planned to make his home, are pending the arrival of the sons.
The body of Mr. Rouch is scheduled to arrive in Rochester at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday and will be taken to the Foster funeral home.

Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Earl McGriff
Funeral services for Earl McGRIFF, former Argos citizen who died Sunday at Lebanon, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Danielson funeral home, Plymouth.

Larry Lee Daugherty
A short prayer service for Larry Lee DAUGHERTY, son of James and Sarah Ellen DAUGHERTY of this city, who died Monday evening, was conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Foster funeral home by the Rev. Stephen GUBI, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church. The parents are the only survivors.
Burial was in the Citizens cemetery.

Wednesday, October 20, 1948

Alonzo Bennett
Funeral services for Alonzo BENNETT, 85, Metea grocer and filling station operator who died Tuesday evening in his home, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Harry REA of Young America officiating.
Burial will be in an adjacent cemetery.
A life resident of Metea, Mr. Bennett was born Sept. 6, 1863, in Cass county, the son of Asbury and Mary BENNETT. He married Ida BOWLES in 1889. He was a member of the Fletcher Lake Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the wife, include two sons, Charles [BENNETT] of Adamsboro and Dick [BENNETT] of Metea; two daughters, Mrs. Claude RHODES of Twelve Mile and Mrs. Wilbur ZIEG of Logansport; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
The body was taken from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton to the residence at noon today.

Claude Rouch
Last rites for Claude ROUCH, 61, life resident of Rochester who died recently in Florida, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grace Methodist church, with the Rev. Thomas J. LUKE officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body is at the Foster funeral home where it may be viewed after 7 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed at the church.

Charles Clark Hamman
Charles Clark HAMMAN, 76, father of Mrs. Dale ZIMMERMAN of Rochester, died Tuesday morning at his home in Peru after an illness of 18 months.
A former member of the Peru city council in 1920, Mr. Hamman was the son of Jacob and Martha MILLER HAMMAN and was born in Kosciusko county June 26, 1872. He married Mary BAILEY in May of 1894 and retired from farming four years ago. He was a member of the First Christian church.
Survivors include the wife; five daughters, Mrs. Carter BUTT and Mrs. Roger BECK of Erie township, Mrs. Lloyd DANFORTH of Amboy, Mrs. Ernest EYTCHESON of Fulton and Mrs. Dale ZIMMERMAN of Rochesrter; five sons, Herbert and Richard [HAMMAN] of Peru, Charles [HAMMAN], Jr. and Joseph [HAMMAN] of the U.S. Marine Corps in California, and John Paul HAMMAN, a member of the air corps in Germany; a sister, Mrs. Frank TYSON, of Roann; twenty-five grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Lee JACKSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Thursday, October 21, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, October 22, 1948

Emma Belle Burns
Mrs. Emma Belle [BOWMAN] BURNS, 86, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday at her home three miles south of Rochester after an illness of one week.
Born March 5, 1862, in Indiana, the daughter of Zachariah and Mary McFEE BOWMAN, Mrs. Burns was a resident of Akron for a number of years. She was married to Robert BURNS who died 37 years ago. She was a member of the Progressive Brethren church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ruth DICKERHOFF of Elkhart, Mrs. Hazel PARISHO of Elkhart, and Mrs. Retha BALL of South Bend. One son preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron, with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, four miles north of Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home afer 4 p.m. today.

Edward W. Pontious
Funeral services for Edward H. PONTIOUS, 72, retired farmer who died Friday afternoon at his home at 719 Monroe street, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Pontious had been ill seriously four weeks.
A life resident of Fulton county almost, he was born Nov. 7, 1876, in Marshall county, the son of Ezra and Elizabeth PONTIOUS. He married Dora WAGONER Sept. 9, 1900, in Leithers Ford and was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Survivors include the wife; four sons, Clair [PONTIOUS] of Macy, Ledger [PONTIOUS] of Sterling, Ill., Cleo [PONTIOUS] of Detroit, and Harry [PONTIOUS] of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie KESTER of Akron, Mrs. Annabelle NUNNERY of Toledo, and Mrs. Orphelia GAMBLE of Rochester; one brother, Harve [PONTIOUS] of Culver; two half-sisters, Mrs. Orla ROBBINS of Gary and Mrs. Naomi SHAFER of Fort Wayne; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A daughter and three grandchildren preceded in death.
The body was returned today from the Foster funeral home to the residence.

Monday, October 25, 1948

Merritt E. Berkheiser
Merritt E. BERKHEISER, 69, father of Myron BERKHEISER of this city, died at 9:30 a.m. today at his home at 401 Fulton avenue.
He had been ill nine months.
Born Nov. 3, 1878, near Denver, Mr. Berkheiser came here 41 years ago from Miami county. He married Etta May WAGONER Jan. 31, 1907. He was the son of Franklin and Mary Ann BERKHEISER. A farmer, he was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
Surviving, besides the wife and son, are another son, Herschel [BERKHEISER], of Palo Alto, Calif.; three brothers, Howard [BERKHEISER] of Miami, Fla., Lewis [BERKHEISER] of New Haven, and Harvey [BERKHEISER] of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Dora MURPHY of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Lillie BRITTON of LaPorte, and Miss Emma BERKHEISER of Flora; a grandson, Anson [BERKHEISER], and a granddaughter, Nancy Sue [BERKHEISER].
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Trinity E. U. B. church with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until 1 p.m. Wednesday when it will be taken to the Trinity church to lie in state until the hour of service.

Ord Perschbacher
Ord PERSCHBACHER, 80, son of Jack and Mary EIDSON PERSCHBACHER, died Saturday night at his home in North Manchester.
He leaves a wife, daughter, sister, and brother as survivors. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in North manchester in the Burger funeral home.

Luther Swoverland
Luther [C.] SWOVERLAND, 73, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Van Dorn of Argos.
Born near Bourbon Nov. 17, 1874, Mr. Swoverland spent most of his life in Marshall county. He was the son of Peter and Leah SWOVERLAND. He married Emma [H.] MYERS in 1898 but she preceded him in death May 7, 1947. He was a farmer.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Kenneth LONG officiating. Burial will be in an adjoining [cemetery].
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Blanche HINEL of Plymouth, Mrs. Cecil STUNTZ of Bremen, Mrs. Ethel Van DORN of Argos, and Mrs. Edith WAGONER, of Plymouth; two sons, Lloyd [SWOVERLAND] of Etna Green, and Lee [SWOVERLAND], address unknown; a brother, Omer [SWOVERLAND] of Monroe, Mich.; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Van Dorn home today from the Umbaugh funeral home.

Ana Mae Wilfert
Mrs. Ana Mae WILFERT, 32, life resident of Culver, died at her home in that city Sunday morning. She had been in ill health for the past three years.
She was born in Culver Aug. 9, 1916. She was the daughtter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman AULT. Mrs. Wilfert was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, Enos WILFERT; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman AULT; four sisters, Mrs. HOSMENER of Indianapolis, Mrs. Pauline RUSSELL of Rochester, Mrs. Olive McVEY of Knox, and Mrs. Margaret HITTLE of Rochester; a brother, Norman AULT of Argos and her grandparents, Jacob CROMLEY of Culver and Mr. and Mrs. John AULT also of Culver.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Prentice DOUGLAS will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Mt. Hope church. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery. Friends may call at the Wilfert home one mile east of Road 17 on Road 110.

Tuesday, October 26, 1948

Herman N. Hipskind
Herman N. HIPSKIND, 65, prominent attorney of Wabash, died at 5:30 a.m. today in a Wabash hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. A heart ailment caused his death. He had been a member of the Wabash County Bar Association for over two socre of years.
Survivors are a son, Turner HIPSKIND of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Robert KING of Wabash and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hoover funeral home,Wabash.

Jay Munser
Mrs. Bertha MUNSER of this city went to Lafayette today where she attended the funeral of her brother, Jay MUNSER, former resident of this city. Mr. Munser, who was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hickson MUNSER, died Monday afternoon.
Interment was to be made in a Lafayette cemetery.

Loren Emmons
Loren EMMONS, 55, died at his home at 417 Indiana avenue Monday night after being ill with pneumonia 10 days.
Born June 11, 1893 in Newcastle township, Mr. Emmons had been a resident of Rochester 10 years. He married Laura HOLZ FReb. 23, 1918 in Rochester. Mr. Emmons was a salesman and, at the time of his last illness, was employed by the Jennings Motor Sales. He attended Talma high school and the Rochester Commercial College.
Survivors include the wife; a son, Harold [EMMONS], a student at Purdue University; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy ESHELMAN of Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Omer G. WAGONER of Plymouth.
A brother and sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
The body will be kept at the funeral home where friends may call.

Ray Brown
J. Van BROWN of this city received word of the death of his father, Ray BROWN, 68, which occurred Sunday evening in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Brown, who had been engaged in newspaper work for a long number of years, had been in ill health for the past several months.
He was a native of Fulton county, being born on a farm east of Rochester. His parents were Isaac Washington and Emma (STRONG) BROWN. His father was nationally known as the "bird and bee man" whose nation-wide lecture tours were sponsored by the late Helen GOULD.
Surviving are his widow, Ida BROWN, of Cleveland; a son, J. Van BROWN of this city, and two daughers, Mrs Jay RIGDON of Syracuse, Ind., and Mrs. Ted C. BROWN of Rising Sun, Ind. Graveside services will be held at Indianapolis, Thursday afternoon. Rochester relatives will attend the rites.

Wednesday, October 27, 1948

[no obits]

Thursday, October 28, 1948

Fannie L. Hunneshagen
Mrs. Fannie L. HUNNESHAGEN, 67, Kewanna, died at 3 a.m. today in the Ewing Nursing Home where she had been taken a few days ago.
Mrs. Hunneshagen had been in ill health for several years.
Born Oct. 16, 1881, at Flora, she was the daughter of Daniel N. and Lydia A. LANDIS. She was married to Eugene HUNNESHAGEN Jan. 10, 1921. Mrs. Hunneshagen was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include the husband; a son, Walter [HUNNESHAGEN], at home; three step-sons, Hugh and Ralph [HUNNESHAGEN] of Rochester and Chester [HUNNESHAGEN] of Charleston, W. Va.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Kathryn CENTNER of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Floyd LANDIS of Peru, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with burial in the Leiters Ford IOOF cemetery.
The body remains at the funeral home where friends may call after Friday noon.

Friday, October 29, 1948

Marie B. Littlefield
Mrs. Marie B. LITTLEFIELD, 75, Denver, died Thursday at the home of a brother, Walter CUMBERLAND of R.R. 1, Claypool. She had been ill six weeks.
The daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth CUMBERLAND, Mrs. Littlefield was born March 19, 1873, in Wooster, Ohio. She was married to George W. LITTLEFIELD in Peru July 10, 1909. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Chili Baptist church.
Survivors, besides the brother, are two other brothers, John C. [CUMBERLAND] of Denver and Thomas W. [CUMBERLAND] of R.R. 1, Macy.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the McKean funeral home at Denver with the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ardella L. Lowman
Mrs. Ardella L. LOWMAN, 80, died at the Oderman Nursing Home in Argos Thursday afternoon as a result of injuries suffered when she broke her hip one month ago.
Mrs. Lowman had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Nellie NEWHOUSER of Argos.
Born Sept. 18, 1868, in Miami county, she had lived in Argos 65 years. She was the daughter of Josiah and Ann FLAGG. She was married to Charles LOWMAN Aug. 11, 1887, in Argos. He preceded in death in 1925. She was very active in the Argos Methodist church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Nellie NEWHOUSER of Argos, Mrs. Pearl BODIE of Argos, and Mrs. Pansy DAVIS of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. M. R. CLINE of Culver; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Argos Methodist church, with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN, pastor, officviating. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery.
The body has been returned to the Newhauser home from the Grossman funeral home.

Catherine Sarber
Mrs. Catherine SARBER, 76, was found dead Thursday at her home in Argos.
A life resident of Argos, she was the widow of Dr. Wallace C. SARBER who died in 1940. She also was a sister of James BOWELL, News-Sentinel printer.
Born Oct. 6, 1872, in Argos, she was the daughter of Basil and Mary BOWELL. She was a member of the Argos Christian church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary STONE of Culver; a brother, James BOWELL of Rochester; a half-sister, Addie WALLACE of South Bend; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Elmer JONES of Lafayette officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak cemetery at Plymouth.
The body remains at the funeral home where friends may call.

Saturday, October 30, 1948

Nora A. Ellis
Mrs. Nora A. ELLIS, 70, died at 3 a.m. today at her home in Akron after an illness of three years.
Born Nov. 22, 1877, in LaGrange, she was the daughter of Samuel and Kathryn PLANK GREENAWALT. A resident of Akron four years, she was married to Edward ELLIS in 1897 in LaGrange county. She was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include the husband; two sons, Clair and Orville [ELLIS] of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy WAGONER of Saginaw, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Edna SMITH of Toppeniah, Wash.; and six [sic] brothers, Earl [GREENAWALT] of Sanford, Colo., Frank [GREENAWALT] of LaGrange, and Dennis [GREENAWALT] of Markle.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron.

Monday, November 1, 1948

Isaac Henry Onstott
Last rites for Isaac Henry ONSTOTT, 78, prominent retired Rochester businessman who died Saturday evening at the Stansbury Nursing Home, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Onstott, who had been ill a year, was born near here Oct. 25, 1870, the son of Isaac and Susan BABCOCK ONSTOTT. A life resident of this city, he married Harriett OSBORN who preceded in death. He later married Florence FULTON who died in 1928.
A member of the Baptist church and the IOOF lodge, Mr. Onstott formerly operated a shoe store in the store now occupied by Walle's Jewelry Store.
Survivors are children by the second marriage, a son Harry [ONSTOTT] of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth HAINES of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Anna HOLMAN of Rochester, and nine grandchildren.
The body remains at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Mrs. Perry Burgett
Funeral services were conducted today at Monticello for Mrs. Perry BURGETT, mother of Earl BURGETT of Rochester.
Mrs. Burgett, who died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. J. STEWART of Frankfort, would have been 90 years old on Nov. 24. She was a life resident of White county.
The husband, a son, and a daughter preceded her in death. Seven children, thirty-nine grandchildren, and sixty great-grandchildren survive.

Nora A. Ellis
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora A. ELLIS, 70, Akron resident who died Saturday morning, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. E. Y. EDDINGS of Peru. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.

Tuesday, November 2, 1948

Morton O. Enyart
Funeral services for Morton O. ENYART, 82, retired merchant who died at his home in Fulton Monday afternoon, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. M. E. REED officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Enyart had been ill five months. He operated a general store in Fulton for 37 years.
He was the son of Milton and Caroline ABBOTT ENYART and was born march 8, 1866, in Fulton county. He married Minta WILDERMUTH May 6, 1891. Mr. Enyart was a teacher in public schools for 11 years and was a member of the Fulton E. U. B. church.
The wife is the lone immediate survivor.
The body was taken to the residence today from the Ditmire funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, November 3, 1948

Infant Shoemaker
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude SHOEMAKER was still-born at the Kelly hospital, Argos, at 12.30 a.m. today.
Survivors are the parents; a sister, Barbara [SHOEMAKER]; a brother Donald [SHOEMAKER]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford SHOEMAKER of Rochester, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Etta KICKERT of Argos.
Prayer services led by the Rev. Kenneth LONG will be conducted Thursday afternoon at the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery and interment will be in the cemetery there. The body lies in state at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos.

Mrs. Eugene Nutter
Mrs. Eugene NUTTER of Louisville, Ky., died in that city Tuesday evening 7 o'clock following several weeks illness from a heart ailment. She is a sister of Mrs. George C. BAUM of this city, who just recently returned from her sister's bedside.
Survivors are her husband of Louisville; and four sisters, Mrs. BAUM of this city; Mrs. Georganna TRESTER of Indiandpolis; Miss Hazel DICKENS of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Monroe LEACH of Van Buren, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Van Buren, Ind., which was Mrs. Nutter's birthplace. Mrs. Baum left for Van Buren today where she will attend the final rites.

Thursday, November 4, 1948

Amy L. Powell
Mrs. Amy L. POWELL, 79, of this city died at 4:30 a.m. today at the Woodlawn hospital as a result of pneumonia.
She had been ill seven weeks and in the hospital three weeks.
Born Oct. 3, 1869, at Silver Lake, Mrs. Powell had lived here since 1924 coming here from Logansport. She was the daughter of George W. and Mary Ellen MILLER SHERBONDY. She was a member of the Baptist church, Women's Relief Corps, and Rebekah lodge.
Survivors include a step-son, the Rev. Wilbur F. POWELL of Bethany, Ill., a step-daughter, Mrs. Herbert MYERS of Rochester; a brother, Bruce SHERBONDY of Elkhart; a sister, Miss Laura SHERBONDY of Rochester, and two nephews, Richard SHERBONDY of Rochester and Howard SHERBONDY of Marion.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Theresa Lebo
Mrs. Theresa McKEE LEBO, died at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening at her home three and a half miles north of Kewanna. Her son found her dead in bed early today. She had been in ill health from a heart ailment. Mrs. Lebo had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the western section of the county.
A native of Fulton county, Mrs. Lebo was born April 14, 1886, at Bruce Lake Station north of Kewanna, in which vicinity she resided throughout her life. She was the daughter of Virgil and Lydia (COSGROVE) McKEE. Her husband, Ralph LEBO, preceded her in death. Mrs. Lebo was a member of the Bruce Lake Station Community church and the Rebekah lodge of Kewanna.
Survivors are a son, Raymond [LEBO], of near Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Alice WALAITES, Culver; Mrs. Ruth HUNTER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Julian RANS, Chicago; her father, Virgil McKEE of Plymouth; a sister, Aretha PAXTON; three brothers, Reid McKEE, Plymouth; Sam McKEE, Argos; Harve McKEE, Hammond, and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, November 5, 1948

Cpl. Ermal H. Fields
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. FIELDS, route 1, Culver, have received word that the body of their son, Cpl. Ermal H. FIELDS, is enroute to the U. S. and home.
Ermal was in the invasion of northern Italy and was reported killed in action on July 5, 1944. Cpl. Fields was born at Leiters Ford in 1921.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Theresa Lebo
Last rites for Mrs. Theresa [LEBO], 62, who died Wednesday evening at her home three and one-half miles north of Kewanna, will at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community church of Bruce Lake [Station] with the Rev. Clarence GILMER officiating. Burial will be in the Rform cemetery.

Amy L. Powell
Funeral services for Mrs. Amy L. POWELL, 79, who died of pneumonia Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. T. J. LEBO officiating. Burial will be in South Pleasant cemetery at Silver Lake.
Mrs. Mary Alice ACHBERGER of Elkhart, a niece, was not listed as a survivor in Thursday's report of Mrs. Powell's death.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Mrs. Eugene K. Nutter
Funeral services were held this afternoon at Van Buren, Ind., for Mrs. Eugene K. NUTTER, one of Indiana's foremost newspaperwomen, who died Tuesday in Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Nutter began her newspaper career serving as city editor for a Logansport newspaper. Later she was society editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and she was also an editor of one of the Chicago newspapers. She was a charter member of the Indiana Women's Press club and an affiliate of the Indiana Federation of Clubs for the last 15 years.
Mr. and Mrs. George C. BAUM of this city attended the services, today, Mrs. Nutter being a sister of Mrs. Baum.

Mrs. Otto B. Fultz
Marion FULTZ, route 5, former restaurant owner of this city, today received word of the death of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Otto B FULTZ, which occurred yesterday in the St. Joseph hospital, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Fultz was a resident of Hazelhurst, near Fort Wayne.
She is survived by her husband and two sons, Jack [FULTZ], who is now serving in the U. S. Army, and Timmy [FULTZ], aged 6. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in Hazelhurst.

Saturday, November 6, 1948

Dwight Pollock and
John Bell
Mr. and Mrs. George POLLOCK, R.R. 2, Rochester, have been notified by the War Department that the bodies of their sons, Dwight "Jiggs" POLLOCK and John "Jack" BELL, were enroute to America from Europe.
Dwight was killed in action during the Italy campaign and Jack was killed in France.
The bodies will be taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home upon arrival.

Emerson L. Towne
The body of Pvt. Emerson L. TOWNE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOWNE, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be returned Tuesday to Rochester for burial.
Pvt. Towne was killed in action on Oct. 2, 1944, and was buried in St. Lorraine, France.
The body will be taken to the Foster funeral home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.

Monday, November 8, 1948

Dorothy Lee Kistler
Last rites for Mrs. Dorothy Lee KISTLER, 62, who died Saturday night at the home of Elmer EYTCHESON of Fulton, were conducted today in the Douglas funeral home by the Rev. Lowell YEATTS. Burial was made in the Royal Centre cemetery.
Mrs. Kistler, who had returned to Fulton from Texas last spring after a six year stay there, had been ill several months.
The daughter of A. Ross and Dolly WOOD BECKLEY, she was born July 22, 1866, near Star City.
The only survivors were cousins.

Mary Anna Wilhoit
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Anna WILHOIT, 80, who died Sunday afternoon in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Willard MURPHY of South Bend, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF cemetry.
Mrs. Wilhoit had been in ill health for several years and died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
The daughter of Henry and Amanda WAECHTER HOFFMAN, she was born Sept. 12, 1868. She was married to William WILHOIT who preceded in death in December of 1919. Mrs. Wilhoit and her husband operated a meat market in Akron for several years. For the past 20 years she has made her home with her children.
Survivors, besides the daughter, include another daughter, Mrs. Edna KUHN of South Bend; three sons, Joseph [WILHOIT] of Rochester, Gerald [WILHOIT] of Indianapolis and Julius [WILHOIT] of Jackson, Mich., a sister, Mrs. Ida HOFFMAN of Glendale, Calif., and two grandchildren, Robert and Emerson SHEETS of Akron.
The body remains at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 9, 1948

Jerry Wilfred Kelly
Jerry Wilfred KELLY, three-months-old son of Clyde and Gwendolyn KELLY of R.R. 1, Akron, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday in the Woodlawn hospital.
The infant was born Aug. 3, in Hicksville, O. The Kellys have lived near Akron two months.
Survivors, besides the parents, are two brothers, Terry and Clyde [KELLY], Jr.; a half-brother, Derwood MYERS, and a half-sister, Mary MYERS.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Evangelical United Brethren church with the Rev. Mrs. F. A. RISLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
The body was taken to the residence this afternoon from the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Pvt. Emerson Towne
Funeral services for Pvt. Emerson TOWNE, who was killed in France Oct. 2, 1944, will be at 2 p.m.Thursday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron, assisted by the Rev. L. E. POWELL of Rochester, officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Full military rites will be accorded by the LeRoy C. Shelton American Legion post and the Manitou post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The body will arrive at the funeral home today.
Pvt Towne, son of Clyde and Bessie TOWNE, R.R. 5, Rochester, was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Rochester. He attended Rochester and Talma schools. Pvt Towne was shipped overseas in June of 1944.
He served with the 317 U.S. Infantry of the Third Army. Pvt. Towne was reported "missing in action" Sept. 6, 1944 and later reported killed in action. He was buried at St. Larraine, France.
He is survived by the parents; five brothers, James, Clyde, Harold, Jack, and Vernon; and six sisters, Lucille, Evelyn, Marjorie, Catherine, Norma, and Mary TOWNE.

Maude Dove Thomas
Mrs. Maude Dove THOMAS, 57, died today at 5 a.m. in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of 10 months.
A life resident of Rochester, Mrs. Thomas lived at 320 West Fifth street.
Born July 4, 1891, in Newcastle township, [Maude Dove BARKMAN] was the daughter of George and Sarah BARKMAN. She was married to Holmes L. THOMAS Dec. 26, 1917, in St. Joseph, Mich. She is a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include the husband; and two brothers, Claude [BARKMAN] of Mentone, and Irvin [BARKMAN] of Milton, Mass.
Final services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. Harry J. BAILEY officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Gilead, O.
The body remains at the funeral home where friends may call.

T/5 Dwight O. Grossman
The body of T/5 Dwight O. GROSSMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lott E. GROSSMAN, R.R. 1, Argos, has been returned to the United States from Italy aboard the army transport Lawrence Victory.
T/5 Grossman died from wounds received in Italy Oct. 31, 1944. A member of the army engineers, he entered service Sept. 16, 1942.
Next of kin will be notified by the army after arrival of the remains at regional distribution centers of the American Graves Registration service.

Wednesday, November 10, 1948 to Thursday, November 10, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, November 12, 1948

Pfc. Edgar Greber and
Pfc. Ora Bollinger
The bodies of Pfc. Edgar TREBER and Pfc. Ora BOLLINGER, who were killed in action during World War II, are enroute to the United States, according to word received by the parents.
Pfc. Treber was the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Ernest TREBER of Argos and Pfc. Bollinger was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. BOLLINGER of near Argos.
The bodies will be taken to the Umbaugh funeral home.

Axel Samuel Engstrand
Axel Samuel ENGSTRAND, 726 Wabash road, this city, died at 9 o'clock Thursday evening at Woodlawn hospital. His death was attributed to a coronary embolism which followed a year's illness. The Engstrands moved to Rochester from Villa Park, Ill., about five years ago.
Mr. Engstrand was born in Sweden on March 30, 1883. Twenty-two years ago he was married to Nellie SYKES at Sycamore, Ill. He was a member of the Rochester Lutheran church.
Survivors are his wife and son, Earnest [ENGSTRAND], at home; two daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Norman MAJOR and Mrs. Willard THOMPSON, both of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; six brothers, Ernest and Joseph [ENGSTRAND] of Junmction City, Wis.; Henning [ENGSTRAND] of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis; John and David [ENGSTRAND] of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Hulda HEDLUND and Mrs. Lydia PETERSON, both of Sycamore, Ill., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon two o'clock at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. William SCHROER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 13, 1948

[no obits]

Monday, November 15, 1948

Marion M. Marshman
Marion M. MARSHMAN died Sunday night at his home in Argos following a few weeks' illness. He had been a resident of that town throughout his entire life.
Mr. Marshman was born near Argos on Jan. 5, 1870. In September of 1920 he was married to Ora MENDENHALL. She preceded in death in February of the current year. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors are a sister, Mary COON of Gary, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Grossman funeral home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. George RUSSELL officiating. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery.

Herbert Shelton
Final rites for Herbert "Bert" SHELTON of Fall Branch, Tenn., were held Sunday afternoon at the Fall Branch Methodist church and burial was made in the Kingsport cemetery. Mr. Shelton, former resident of this city, died Friday in a Kingsport, Tenn., hospital, following a week's illness.
Herbert P. [SHELTON], son of John H. and Maxie MILLER HOLLOWELL SHELTON was born in Rochester on December 4, 1873. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Masonic Order and also of the International Typographical Union.
Mr. Shelton followed the occupation of a printer until his retirement a few years ago. At one time he was employed on The Rochester Republican and later owned a newspaper at Silver Lake, Ind. His wife Frances G. SHELTON preceded him in death.
Survivors known here are three half-sisters, Mrs. Grace MILLER, Berrien Springs, Mich., Mrs. Leone RIDDLE, Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Louise YEAKLEY, this city, and an aunt, Mrs. A. W. BITTERS, this city.

Tuesday, November 16, 1948

Daniel Bixler
The body of Daniel BIXLER, 68, Fulton county native who died Sunday at Richmond after an illness of one year, was returned today to the Foster funeral home here.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Born in Kewanna March 25, 1880, the son of Jonathan and Maude BIXLER, he lived in Tiosa for many years. He was a member of the Dunkard church.
Survivors include the wife, Magdalena [BIXLER]; two daughters, Mrs. Nora TAMPER of Logansport and Mrs. WOOD of Richmond; a step-son, Dale MILLER of Lapaz; a brother, Sidney
[BIXLER] of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Nora KIMBALL of Kewanna, and three grandchildren.

Ebbert H. Alber
Ebbert H. ALBER, 83, died at 7:30 a.m. today at the home of a son, John Alber, in Newcastle township, after an illness of three years.
He was seriously ill one week as a result of heart trouble.
Born Dec. 22, 1864, in Darke county, Ohio, Mr. Alber was a resident of Talma 40 years. he married Mary Ellen CONRAD March 16, 1891, in Cass county. He was the son of Christopher and Lucinda ALBER and was a member of the Fletcher's Lake Methodist church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Maurice HIBBS of Rochester and Mrs. Helen H. MURPHY of Great Lakes, Ill.; six sons, M. M. ALBER of Rochester, John [ALBER] of near Talma, Frank [ALBER] of South Bend, Herman [ALBER] of Rochester, L. G. D. [ALBER] of Rochester, and Thurl [ALBER] of Richland township.
Funeral arrangements are pending. The body was taken to the Foster funeral home.

Wednesday, November 17, 1948

Ray H. Poore
Ray H. POORE, 67, of Argos, died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home.
Born Oct. 29, 1881, in Roanoke, he came to Argos in 1941 from Gary. He married Ethel RALSTON June 15, 1909. Mr. Poore was well known as a window trimmer and decorator in Gary for many years. He owned and managed the Argos hotel at the time of his death. He was a member of the Lions club and the Baptist church.
Survivors include the wife and two children, Eugene [POORE] and Mrs. Mary Donna KREIGHBAUM of Argos; two brothers, Earl [POORE] of Chicago and Harry [POORE] of Gary, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. T. J. LUKE of Rochester at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.

Daniel Bixler
Final rites for Daniel BIXLER have been set for Friday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. Clarence GILMER will officiate and interment will be in the Moon cemetery, south of Leiters Ford. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Ebbert Alber
Funeral services for Ebbert ALBER will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Foster funeral home. The Rev. CARPENTER will be in charge of the rites and burial will be in the Fletcher Lake cemetery.

Thursday, November 18, 1948

Ray H. Poore
Funeral services for Ray H. POORE, 67, owner of the Argos hotel who died Tuesday at his home, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Thomas J. LUKE of Rochester officiating.
Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.

Friday, November 19, 1948

Harry Floyd Swayzee
Harry Floyd SWAYZEE, farmer residing on route 1, Macy, died suddenly at 6 a.m. today from a heart attack. Mr. Swayzee had been in ill health for the past four years, however, his condition had not been regarded as critical. He had been a resident of the Macy community for five years, moving there from Union township, this county.
A native of Idaville, Ind., he was born Dec. 22, 1889. His parents were Anthony and Julia (WARD) SWAYZEE.
Survivors are his wife, Nora [SWAYZEE]; two sons, Floyd [SWAYZEE] of Washington, D.C., Kenneth [SWAYZEE] of LaPorte; a daughter, Doris [SWAYZEE], at home; two grandchildren; a brother, Ray [SWAYZEE] of Bellvue, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl WEKIN of Detroit and Mrs. Glen RUSSELL of Winamac; a half-brother, Max SWAYZEE of Royal Center and a half-sister, Mrs. Carrie GILBERT of Logansport. A daughter, Marjorie [SWAYZEE], preceded her father in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be removed from the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, to the Swayzee residence Saturday afternoon.

B. Frank Shadel
Funeral services for B. Frank SHADEL, 63, Leiters Ford native who died Thursday in a LaPorte hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Haverstock funeral home in LaPorte with burial in Pine Lake cemetery.
A brother, Guy SHADEL of Leiters Ford, is among the survivors.
Mr. Shadel was born in Leiters Ford March 16, 1885, and had resided in LaPorte since 1932. He was employed by the Prudential Life Insurance company 36 years. He married Anna TYLER Sept. 11, 1907, in Rochester.
Survivors, besides the brother, include the wife, two sons, two brothers and four grandchildren.

Saturday, November 20, 1948

Joseph Palmer
Rochester relatives late last night were informed of the death of Joseph PALMER, of Mishawaka, which occurred in a hospital at that city, six o'clock Friday evening. He had been in ill health for the past several weeks.
Mr. Palmer was born and reared in the Tiosa community and has many friends throughout the northern section of this county.
He is a brother of Mrs. Oscar SCOTT and Mrs. Dan BUSSERT, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Monday 1 p.m. at Mishawaka.

Monday, November 22, 1948

William A. Howard
William A. "Bill" HOWARD, well-known retired business man, died Saturday at 1 p.m. in his home, 618 North Fulton avenue, this city. His death followed a hip fracture which he suffered in a fall at his home on Nov. 12.
For over two score years Mr. Howard was engaged in the jewelry business in this city. He retired from active business two years ago due to failing health. Mr. Howard had a host of ffriends throughout northern Indiana and for many years his jewelry and music store was regarded as one of the finest in this section of the state.
Soon after the turn of the century Mr. Howard purchased the Wolf jewelry store which at that time was located at 726 Main street in the building which is now occupied by the Miller-Jones shoe store. Later Mr. Howard moved his business to 717 Main street where he operated the store until its sale to Harold SNYDER in October of 1946.
William A., son of Henry A. and Sarah (CARVER) HOWARD, was born in Columbia City, Ind., on Dec. 19, 1874. The Howard family moved to Rochester in 1885, where the elder Howard was employed as a dyer in the Rochester woolen mills. William was employed in the mills for a few years and then began his apprenticeship as watchmaker under the guidance of the late C. C. WOLF.
On Dec. 16, 1897, he was married to Nellie BECKING in a ceremony pronounced in this city. Mr. Howard attended the Methodist church and was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and the local chapter of Royal Arch Masons.
Surviving are his wife, at home; and two sons, Ayrton HOWARD, of LaPorte, and George HOWARD of Chicago.
Final rites will be held at the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home, South Main street, this city, Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Thomas LUKE will officiate, assisted by the Rev. George CRANE. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Joseph A. Palmer
Last rites for Joseph A. PALMER, 74, Mishawaka, former Tiosa resident who died Friday evening in a Mishawaka hospital, were conducted today at Mishawaka, with burial in the Salem cemetery near Laporte.
Mr. Palmer was a brother of Mrs. Daniel BUSSERT and Mrs. Oscar SCOTT of this city.
He was born Feb. 14, 1874, on a farm near Tiosa and married Agnes DUNFEE July 14, 1902. Mr. Palmer was retired by the Ball Band Company nine years ago after many years service.
Survivors include the wife, three sons, five daughters, a brother, James PALMER of Mishawaka, two sisters, Mrs. Bussert and Mrs. Scott of Rochester; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

William Overmyer
Funeral services for William OVERMYER, 71, who died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Umbaugh funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating.
Burial will be in the Washington cemetery southeast of Culver.
Mr. Overmyer had been in failing health three years and in the hospital one week prior to his death.
He was born in Marshall county Oct. 2, 1877, the son of Wash and Rosena OVERMYER, and was a farmer.
Survivors include a brother, George [OVERMYER] of Griffith; a sister, Mrs. Amanda WAGONER of Rochester; six half-brothers, Floyd [OVERMYER] of Mishawaka, Cecil [OVERMYER] of Edwardsburg, Mich., Ray [OVERMYER] of Argos, Roscoe [OVERMYER] of Rochester, Edward [OVERMYER] of Bourbon, and Clifford [OVERMYER] of Argos; three half-sisters, Miss Sarah OVERMYER of South Bend, Mrs. Lulu COLDWATER and Mrs. Hazel KANTZ of South Bend.

Albert McClelan Eytcheson
Albert M. EYTCHESON, 83, died today at 5:20 a.m. in the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six months.
He had been in a serious condition for three weeks.
Born July 27, 1865, in Windfall, he was the son of Daniel and Louisa EYTCHESON. Mr. Eytcheson, a resident of Rochester 63 years, married Tude DAUGHERTY who preceded him in death. He was a laborer.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ellen CROUSSORE of Rochester; a brother, Perry EYTCHESON of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle GREER of Loyal; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE, pastor of the Rochester Nazarene church, officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery.
The body remains at the funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, November 23, 1948

Ralph Curts
Funeral services for Ralph CURTS of Lebanon, former resident of near Fulton, will at at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lebanon.
Mr. Curts died a a heart attack Sunday morning.
His wife, Madys MOORE of Fulton, survives as do six children.

Laura Maybelle Sherbondy
Miss Laura Maybelle SHERBONDY, 74, died at her home here at 6:45 a.m. today.
She was an invalid her eitire life, having been born April 4, 1874, at Silver Lake. She lived in Rochester 60 years and was the daughter of George and Mary Ella MILLER SHERBONDY.
Survivors include a brother, Bruce SHERBONDY of Elkhart; two nieces, Mrs. Herbert MYERS of Rochester and Mrs. Harold ACHBERGER of Elkhart; three nephews, the Rev. Wilbur POWELL of Bethany, Ill., Richard SHERBONDY of Rochester and Howard SHERBONDY of Marion, and one sister, Mrs. Amy POWELL who preceded in death Nov. 4.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Thomas J. LUKE officiating. Burial will be at the South Pleasant cemetery at Silver Lake.
The body remains at the funeral home where friends may call.

Lillie May Rannells
Mrs. Lillie May RANNELLS, 68, died at 8:30 a.m. today at Perrysburg after an illness of 10 years.
Born April 8, 1880, in Cass county, she lived in Perrysburg 48 years and was the daughter of Charles O'BRIEN. She was married to Omer C. RANNELLS Sept. 10, 1900, in Logansport. Mrs. Rannells was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Survivors, besides the husband, include a son, Wallace [RANNELLS], of South Bend; and a daughter, Irene L. RANNELLS, of Chicago.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the McKain funeral home at Denver by the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN. Burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Wednesday.

Pfc. Dwight Pollock and
Pvt. John Bell
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. George POLLOCK, Sr., who live near Lake Manitou, that the bodies of their two sons will arrive Monday evening at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Pfc. Dwight "Jiggs" POLLOCK and Pvt. John BELL both were killed in action overseas.
Funeral services for the two will be in charge of the LeRoy C. Shelton American Legion post and the Manitou post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Wednesday, November 24, 1948

William Hassenplug
Word was received here late this afternoon that William HASSENPLUG died at 1:30 p.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence REINHOLD, who resides near Monterey.
Mr. Hassenplug at one time owned and operated a farm in Richland township, northwest of this city. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's edition of The News-Sentinel.
The body lies in state at the Foster funeral home, this city.

Thursday, November 25, 1948

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 26, 1948

Mary E. Bender
Mrs. Mary E. BENDER, 78, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Kelly hospital Argos. She was taken to the hospital on Nov. 23, suffering from influenza. She had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Harriett WARNER of Argos.
A native of Iowa, Mrs. Bender moved to Wabash when a child. Her maiden name was Mary VOTAW. In 1898 she was married to Edward BENDER who preceded her in death in 1944.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Warner, Mrs. Phyllis STEPHENSON, Dowagiac, Mich.; Mrs. Hazel POSICK, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie RIDENOUR, Wabash, Mrs. Gertrude RIDENOUR, Kokomo; nine grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

George Mast
George MAST, 75, well known farmer residing five miles southwest of Argos, died early today at his home following a two years illness from a heart ailment. He had been a resident of Argos community for over two score of years.
Mr. Mast was born in Germany on June 1, 1873 and came to the United States when he was 16 years old. He was married to Delilah ALDERFER on Dec. 11, 1924. She preceded in death on Oct. 22, 1946.
Survivors are a daughter, Georgia [MAST], at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary MOHRLOCK, Ann Arbor, Mich., and the following stepchildren: A. E. ALDERFER, Culver; Ferd [ALDERFER], South Bend; Mrs. Lila GOFF, South Whitley; Mrs. Flossie LOSER, Noblesville; Mrs. Ida SMITH, Bourbon; Clayton [ALDERFER], Knox; Jennings [ALDERFER], Plymouth; Mrs. Lodema SCHIDAKER, South Bend, and Ruth ALDERFER, Culver.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the Umbaugh funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Thomas LUKE of Rochester in charge. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery east of Maxinkuckee.

William Byron Hassenplug
Last rites for William Byron HASSENPLUG, 85, retired farmer who died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence REINHOLD of Monterey, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. L. E. POWELL assisted by the Rev. Boyd ZOELLER, officiating. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery.
Mr. Hassenplug, a resident of Fulton county 75 years, had been in poor health one year and was seriously ill two months.
He was born Nov. 10, 1863, in Wood county, Ohio, the son of Henry and Ellen HASSENPLUG. He married Mary OLDS in 1894 and was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors, besides the daughter, are a brother, Elba [HASSENPLUG] of Rochester, and eight grandchildren.
The body will be at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Saturday, November 27, 1948

Cpl. Ermal H. Fields
The body of Cpl. Ermal H. FIELDS, who was killed in action July 5, 1944, will arrive in Knox Tuesday evening and be removed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. FIELDS of near Leiters Ford Wednesday.
Born March 1, 1921, at Leiters Ford, Cpl. Fields was killed in Italy while serving with the 13th Armored Division. He served in the African invasion through to northern Italy.
He attended Akron high school a short time before moving to South Bend. He was graduated from South Bend Central and the South Bend College of Commerce. He was a member of the River Park Christian church.
Survivors, besides the parents, include the wife and daughter, Karen Louise [FIELDS]; a sister, Mrs. Frank LEONARD of South Bend; and two brothers, Robert and Gary D. [FIELDS], both at home.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Leiters Ford church with the Rev. Mr. SPARROW of South Bend assisted by the Rev. Mr. DOUGLAS of Mount Hope church officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery there.

Mrs. M. E. Bender
Funeral services for Mrs. M. E. BENDER will be held in Christian church, Argos, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Revs. Harry J. BAILEY of Rochester and Ernest TREBER of Argos officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body lies in state at the Grossman funeral home until the hour of services.

Monday, November 29, 1948

T/5 Dwight A. Grossman
Funeral services for T/5 Dwight A. GROSSMAN, who was killed in action in Italy Oct. 31, 1944, will be at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.
The James Lowell Cory American Legion post of Argos will accord full military honors.
The body will arrive at Hibbard Wednesday noon and be taken to the funeral home in Argos.
A graduate of Argos high school, T/4 Grossman was the son of Lott and Corece GROSSMAN, who live four miles southeast of Argos. He was born March 16, 1922, and was 22 years of age at the time of his death.
He was inducted into service Sept. 16, 1942, and served in North Africa and Italy with the 338th. Members of his company serve as pall bearers. They are James MONAHAN of Argos, Hugh UMBAUGH of Argos, Hugh WILSON of Kewanna, Edward WOJCIK of South Bend, Lowell BERKEY and Roy PEABODY of Plymouth.
Survivors, besides the parents, include five brothers, Lowell, George, Merl, and Richard [GROSSMAN] of Argos, and Leroy [GROSSMAN] of Rochester; four sisters, Donna [GROSSMAN] at home, Mrs. Leona YOUNG of Niles, Mich., Mrs. Virginia BOELOEFER of Plymouth, Mrs. Martha LONGSTRETH of Argos; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mark LANE of Argos, and several nieces.

Jennie M. Conaughy
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie CONAUGHY, who died at her home four miles west of Kewanna at 10 a.m. Saturday, were held Monday afternoon in the Church of Christ, Kewanna. The final rites were in charge of the Rev. DUX and burial was made in the Kewanna IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Conaughy was born in Indianapolis, Aug. 14, 1871, the daughter of David and Charlotte EVERETT. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was the last survivor of a family of five, two brothers and two sisters having preceded her in death. Her husband died several years ago.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Geneva BUTLER of near Kewanna, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Sarah HIATT of North Liberty; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Harry H. McGowan
Harry H. McGOWAN, 74, 317 East Main street, Ionia, Mich., died Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. McGowan, who was enroute to Florida, stopped in Rochester for a brief visit with Joseph POOLE. While here he was stricken with a severe gastric condition and was taken to the hospital Saturday morning.
Mr. McGowan was born in Detroit in 1874.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Sarah Josephine SHADEN of Detroit; a brother, Luke McGOWAN of California; a sister, Mrs. Ira ENOS, also of California, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the St. Peter and St. Paul church, Ionia. The body was removed from the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home here to the Boaynions funeral home, Ionia, yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Peter HORN, 1217 Elm street, died early today from gas poisoning, according to Coroner Dean STINSON.
The elderly couple were found dead at 9:30 a.m. by two neighbor women whose curiosity was aroused when they were called by a daughter, Mrs. Von KOCHENDERFER.
She had attempted to call her father and step-mother and had failed to receive an answer. Mrs. Kochenderfer then telephoned a neighbor lady to check at the Horn home.
The women went to the porch and peered through the window and saw Mr. Horn slumped in a living room chair and the body of Mrs. Horn at his feet. An unlighted gas oven was turned on.
Sheriff Laurence NORRIS and Deputy Sheriff Porter RHODES were called immediately.
The bodies were taken to the Foster funeral home where Coroner [Dean] STINSON conducted an autopsy. He estimated they had been dead four hours before being discovered.
Mr. [Peter] HORN, 79, a retired farmer, was born Dec. 12, 1869, near Talma and was a resident of Fulton county his entire life. He married Mary Lucinda GROSS and later married Ida May COPLEN. He was the son of Christopher and Dorothy HORN and was a member of the Christian church at Palestine.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Kochenderfer, include three sons, Omer [HORN] of Elkhart, Lyman [HORN] of Bismark, N.D., and Howard [HORN] of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Cora BRYANT of Akron; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
One son and his first wife preceded in death.
The body will remain at the Foster funeral home with funeral arrangements pending.
Ida May COPLEN, 82, was born July 13, 1868, in Akron. She had lived in Rochester one and one-half years, coming here from Mentone. She was married to John COPLEN in 1891 in Rochester and to Peter HORN Sept. 16, 1847, in Mentone. Mrs. Horn was the daughter of Jesse and Rebecca CHAMP. She was a member of the Akron methodist church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ethel BLUE of Plymouth and Mrs. Edna BORTON of Akron; the step-daughter, Mrs. Kochenderfer of Rochester; two sons, Chester and Darrell [HORN] of Montana; a sister, Mrs. Trussie LEWIS and a brother, Charles [HORN], both of Dowagiac, Mich., and eleven grandchildren.
The first husband and two sons preceded in death.
Her body was taken to the Johns funeral home at Mentone where funeral arrangements are pending.

Pvt. John Bell and
Dwight E. Pollock

Double funeral rites for Pvt. John BELL and Pfc. Dwight E. "Jiggs" POLLOCK, who were killed in World War II, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating.
The Leroy C. Shelton American Legion and the Manitou Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will accord full military honors.
Pvt. Bell will be buried at the Plainview cemetery at Macy and Pfc. Pollock will be interred in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Peru.
The bodies will arrive at 11:30 p.m. today on the Erie railroad and will be taken to the funeral home.
Pvt. Bell, who was better known as "Jack," was killed in action Nov. l9, 1944, in France. His step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George POLLOCK, reside in Rochester. He attended school at Peru and married Bernadine ZARTMAN Oct. 6, 1934, in Rochester. She preceded him in death as did a daughter, Joyce [BELL]
Survivors, besides the parents, include a sister, Mrs. Thelma LOYD of Elwood, and many other relatives and friends.
Pfc. Pollock, who was killed in Italy April 19, 1945, attended Woodrow and Rochester high school. Born July 7, 1925, in Elwood, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George POLLOCK of Rochester.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, George [POLLOCK], Jr., and a half-sister, Mrs. Thelma LOYD of Elwood, and many nieces and nephews including Bob SEWARD who made his home with the Pollocks for several months.

Tuesday, November 30, 1948

Ernst Leon VonEhrenstein
Ernst Leon VonEHRENSTEIN, 66, died at 10 a.m. today in a Rochester nursing home. Death was attributed to pneumonia. He became critically ill on Thanksgiving Day. Leon had been a resident of this city throughout his entire life and had many friends in this vicinity.,
He was born in Rochester on July 11, 1882. His parents were Ernst and Ellen (KEWNEY) vonEHRENSTEIN. He followed the occupation of a well-driver and painter for a number of years. Mr. vonEhrenstein was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church. He attended the old Rochester Normal College.
Survivors are three sisters, Emily VonEHRENSTEIN of this city, Mrs. Grover (Louise) TILLETT of Peru and Harriett vonEHRENSTEIN of Chicago; three nieces, Mrs. Roy Allen BARR, Gene Ellen TILLETT, both of Peru, and Mary Louise TILLETT of Marion.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Dale BRUBAKER will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

Clara Louise Overmyer
Mrs. Clara Louise OVERMYER, 71, died Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Esta WITHAM of Hammond. Mrs. Overmyer had been a resident of Culver throughout her entire life. She had been in ill health for the past few months and was residing with her daughter in Hammond.
Mrs. Overmyer was born February 4, 1871 on a farm southeast of Culver. Her husband, Schuyler OVERMYER, preceded in death in 1940. She was a member of the Culver E. U. B. church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Witham, Mrs. Dessie McNEIL of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Kathryn BURKETT of Culver; a brother, Jacob CROMLEY of Culver; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Culver E. U. B. church with the Rev. I. C. ROEDERER officiating and burial will be in the Culver cemetery. The body lies in state at the Easterday funeral home, Culver.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Horn
Double funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Peter HORN, aged Rochester couple whose death Monday was caused by accidental asphyxiation, will be at 2 plm. Thursday in the Mentone Baptist church with the Rev. Harry BAILEY of Rochester officiating.
Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
The bodies will lie in state at the church from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Horn is at the Foster funeral home and Mrs. Horn was taken to the Johns funeral home in Mentone.

Wednesday, December 1, 1948 to Thursday, December 2, 1948

[no obits]

Friday, December 3, 1948

Sharon Zartman
Sharon ZARTMAN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl ZARTMAN, died Nov. 29 at Tucumcari, N.M. Survivors, besides the parents, include five sisters, Erma, Faye, Wanda [ZARTMAN] at home, Mrs. Howard MEYER of Rochester and Mrs. Everett VOLPERT of Peru, and two brothers, Darrel and Victor [ZARTMAN], at home.

Saturday, December 4, 1948

William L. O'Connell
William L. O'CONNELL, 73, a retired electrician living on R.R. 6, Rochester, died today at 5 a.m. in the Woodlawn hospital where he had been confined since Monday.
Mr. O'Connell had suffered from heart trouble for the last five years and had been seriously ill the last two months.
Born Oct. 28, 1875, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Daniel and Alice O'CONNELL. He married Alice BEZLEY April 27, 1909, in Chicago. They moved here from Dowagiac, Mich. He was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic church and the I.B.E.W. No. 134.
Survivors include the wife, two sons, William L. [O'CONNELL], of Oaklawn, Ill., and Allen W. [O'CONNELL] of Elmhurst, Ill; a brother, Michael John O'CONNELL of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph's Catholic church in Rochester by the Rev. Charles SCHOLL. Burial will be at the Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis. The body will remain at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home where friends may call from noon Sunday until the hour of the services.

Cpl. Ermal Fields
Last rites for Cpl. Ermal FIELDS, who was killed in action July 5, 1944, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Leiters Ford church with burial in the IOOF cemetery there.
The Leroy C. Shelton American Legion post will administer full military honors.
Cpl. Fields was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. FIELDS of near Leiters Ford.

George Dale
Mrs. Hugh MATHIAS has received word of the death of her uncle George DALE, which occurred yesterday in a hospital at Jamestown, N.D. Mrs. Mathias' father, John DALE, is a patient in one of the hospitals in the same city.

Monday, December 6, 1948

Lydia Ann Miller
Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Ann MILLER, 81, Rochester resident who died unexpectedly Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pa., at the home of a son, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Dale BRUBAKER officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Miller and her husband, Archie B. MILLER, retired postal clerk, had gone to Pittsburgh to spend the winter with their son, Arthur.
The daughter of Louis and Elizabeth EBER, she was born Sept. 10, 1867, near Gilead. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have been residents of this city for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Rebekah lodge. She was married to Mr. Miller Oct. 27, 1891, at South Bend.
Survivors, besides the husband, include three sons, Walter [MILLER] of Allegan, Mich., Lucius [MILLER] of Cicero, Ill., and Arthur [MILLER]; five sisters, Mrs. Sarah HANDS of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Lola FELDER of San Mateo, Calif., Mrs. Charles PONTIOUS of Kalkasta, Mich., Mrs. Emma HOFFMAN of Akron, and Mrs. Louis FELDER of Rochester; two brothers, Frank EBER of Macy, and Charles EBER of Rochester; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

George W. Mikesell
Last rites for George W. MIKESELL, 79, retired farmer who died at his home Sunday after an illness of four years, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster funeral home with the Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Seriously ill two weeks, Mr. Mikesell resided at 609 Indiana avenue.
Born Oct. 22, 1869 in Newcastle township, he was the son of Phillip and Orpha MIKESELL. He married Minnie BAKER Nov. 4, 1893, in Leiters Ford and was a life resident of this county. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors, besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Lillie HOLLOWAY, Mrs. Esther KROUSE and Mrs. Retha NEES of Rochester; two sons, Lester [MIKESELL] of Rochester and Leonard [MIKESELL] of Harvey, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Thomas THODES of Peru and seventeen grandchildren.

Tuesday, December 7, 1948

Amy Whyte Taylor
Mrs. Amy Whyte TAYLOR, 72, died early today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle KELSO, south of Culver, after an illness of one year.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Taylor spent most of her life there until six years ago when she moved to Culver. She was married to Arthur E. TAYLOR. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the St. Bartholomew Episcopal church, was a past grand matron of the Hamilton Park chapter of the Eastern Star and was a grand lecturer emeritus of Illinois Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 o'clock tonight at the Easterday funeral home at Culver by the Rev. E. V. GRISWOLD of Talma.
The body will be taken Wednesday to the Adams funeral home in Chicago where the Rev. John M. YOUNG, Jr., will conduct last rites at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Fairmont cemetery at Willow Springs, Ill.
Survivors include the husband; two daughters, Mrs. KELSO of Culver, and Mrs. Hazel MacCONNELL of Markham, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe BARBER of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Clara MOSHER of Chicago; a brother, William H. MARSHALL of Summit, Ill.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Gladys Crowe
Danville, Ind., dec. 7 (INS) - Lester C. CROWE, 46, shot and killed his wife and critically injured his hired hand today because they were gone "too long" after a bottle of wine.
Crowe, in jail at Danville, told police he shot his wife, Gladys [CROWE], 39, and Wayne BELL, 42, who lived with them in their home at Belleville.
Bell is in a serious condition in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. Mrs. Crowe died instantly with a 45 caliber slug in her heart.
Mrs. Crowe was born in Lebanon but raised in Rochester. She is the daughter of Mrs. Ray FLYNN, 1523 Bancroft street. Mrs. Crowe's maiden name is Citrus May DENNY.
The body is being brought to Rochester in the Foster ambulance. Services will be conducted from the Foster funeral home but arrangements are incomplete.
The shooting took place about midnight and was the climax of a drinking party. Crowe told Hendricks county authorities and state police, the party ran out of liquor so Bell and Mrs. Crowe drove to Plainfield for a bottle of wine.
Crowe said they were gone about an hour and a half. He added:
"They stayed longer than I thought they should." Plainfield is just five miles from Belleville on U.S. highway 40 in Hendricks county.
The husband stated:
"I got mad. When they got back there was murder in my heart."
He told the authorities he shot them with a 45 caliber pistol as they came in the door.
According to Sheriff Leon BAYLISS of Hendricks county, Crowe said Bell had lived at his home for several months. He was employed as a truck driver by Crowe.
Bell, after being shot twice, made his way across the street to a restaurant where he gasped, "Crowe shot me and his wife. Call a doctor." He collapsed.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Cemeteries, Rochester IOOF: Vitris Ethel CROW, 1909-1948].

Rev. William A. Bender
The Rev. William A. BENDER, 87, retired Baptist minister and former pastor of the Newcastle Township Bethlehem Baptist church, died Sunday in Sutton, Nebr., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sylvia HAGER. The Rev. Bender served at the Bethlehem church in 1905 and for a few years thereafter.
Born on May 6, 1861, he was a native of Miami county.
During his half-century or more of service in the Baptist ministry, he served many parishes in the Logansport district, several in Miami and Fulton counties. Among the churches were Miami, Bethel, Adamsboro, Denver, Chili, Roann, Kewanna and Mexico.
Survivors are two children by his first marriage: Mrs. Sylvia HAGER, Sutton, Nebr.; Clayson BENDER, Gas City; several grandchildren.
In 1927 he was married to Mrs. Ida SMITH of Cass County who preceded him in death in June, 1945.
Final services are to be held in Sutton, Nebr.

Wednesday, December 8, 1948

Gladys Crowe
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys CROWE, 39, former Rochester resident who was shot by her husband, Lester [CROWE] Monday night at their Belleville home, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster funeral home here with the Rev. A. E. CARPENTER officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mrs. Crowe is the daughter of Mrs. Ray FLYNN of this city. The Crowes had been married 15 years and had moved to Belleville five months ago from Indianapolis.
The slain woman was born May 25, 1909, at Lebanon.
A Hendricks county grand jury was called into special session today with the recommendation that it return a first degree murder indictment against Crowe, 46-year-old truck operator.
Crowe admitted in a signed confession that he killed his wife and critically wounded his best friend, Wayne BELL, 42, at the one-room home of the Crowes in Belleville. The statement said:
"I was on fire with jealousy-that's why I killed my wife and wounded my best friend."
Crowe also revealed that after shooting his wife through the heart and firing three times at Bell, he tried to kill himself. He explained to Sheriff Leon BAYLISS:
"I pointed the revolver at my head and pulled the trigger but I had used up all of the bullets."
For the past several months, Crowe said he had been "suspicious" of his wife and his best friend. The climax came about midnight Monday when Bell and Mrs. Crowe went after a bottle of wine. The supply of liquor at the Croew home had been exhausted in a drinking party, the husband said:
"They didn't return, and they didn't return. I waited and waited and when it got to be about 10:30 I loaded a 45 calibre automatic with four shells. I had murder in my heart. They finally came through the front door--and I let them have it."
Crowe said the couple had been absent more than two hours, presumably on a trip to Plainfield five miles away. Bell was reported "still critical" today at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
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Pfc. Ora R. Bollinger
The body of Pfc. Ora R. BOLLINGER, who was killed in action Jan. 14, 1945, in Belgiym, will arrive in Plymouth at 6:55 p.m. today and be taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. BOLLINGER three miles southeast of Argos.
Born in Blue Island, Sept. 15, 1924, he was graduated from Argos high school in 1942. Pfc. Bollinger was inducted into the armed service April 12, 1943. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Kenneth LONG with burial in an adjoining cemetery.
Six members of Pfc. Bollinger's graduating class will serve as pallbearers. They are Harry CARR, Walter COPLEN, Victor SHAFFER, Bud BOWELL, Pete JORDAN and Maurice NELSON.
Survivors, besides the parents, include a brother, Edward [BOLLINGER] of Taylorville, Ill., two sisters, Esther and Doris [BOLLINGER], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah BOLLINGER of South Whitley, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward OYLER of LaFontaine.
The body will be taken to the home from Plymouth in the Umbaugh ambulance from Argos.

Perry Oscar Cornell
Perry Oscar CORNELL, 78, died today at his home, 214 Fulton avenue, after an illness of three years.
A retired merchant, Mr. Cornell was born April 6, 1870, in Miami county near Perrysburg. He had lived here 59 years coming from Miami county. He married his wife, Ida May [CORNELL], Sept. 8, 1889, in Fulton county. He was the son of William and Mary Jane CORNELL. He used to manage a grocery store here and was a member of the Baptist church at Marshtown.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist church here by the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Tipton. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The body will remain at the Foster funeral home until the time of service.
Survivors include the wife; a son, William [CORNELL] of Rochester; a brother, Jeremiah [CORNELL] of Lakeville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Thursday, December 9, 1948

Marcus D. Burkett
Marcus D. BURKETT, 74, of Mentone, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Oct. 30. Mr. Burkett had undergone three major operations in recent months. He had many friends through the Mentone community where he had resided for practically all of his life.
He was born Aug. 9, 1874, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David BURKETT. During his childhood he made his home with Mrs. Eliza COPLEN of Tiosa, his sister. He was married February 11, 1899 to Ella SHAFER.
Mr. Burkett was a past master of the Mentone Masonic Order and a member of the Commandry of Warsaw Masonic Order. He also was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Survivors are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Bernard J. HARRISON of Atlanta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mentone Methodist church. The body will be removed from the Johns funeral home to the residence Friday 2 p.m. where it will lie in state and later be removed to the church Saturday at noon where friends may also call. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Claude I. Bashore
Claude I. BASHORE, 67, of Silver Lake, widely known hatchery and feed store operator and banker, died Wednesday morning in Sarasota, Fla. Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Bashore was owner of the Bashore Hatchery at Silver Lake, and until recently operated feed stores in Silver Lake, Warsaw, North Manchester, Akron and this city.
Mr. Bashore built the feed store at 415 North Main street, this city, which is now known as The Farm Center. He had been president of the Commercial State Bank of Silver Lake for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Ada P. BASHORE; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth THACKER, Rochester, and Mrs. Helene EATON, Mentone; his father, Samuel BASHORE, Silver Lake; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Wynn WERNER, Silver Lake; and one brother, Chester BASHORE of Hammond. Milton THACKER of Rochester is a grandson.
The body will arrive in Rochester Friday noon and will be taken to the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friday, December 10, 1948

MOMMI Theodore W. Myers
The body of MOMMI Theodore W. MYERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin L. MYERS, R.R. 4, Rochester, is among the remains of 2,047 war dead being returned aboard the U. S. Transport Lieutenant James E. Robinson, it was announced today.
Sixty-eight of the total dead enroute to the states were Hoosiers.

P. O. Cornell
The body of P. O. CORNELL will be removed from the Foster funeral home to the Baptist church at 1 p.m. Saturday where it will lie in state until 2 p.m. when the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Harry J. BAILEY and Rev. Franklin ARTHUR of Tipton. Mr. Cornell was a member of the Baptist church. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Lee Vanlue
Lee VANLUE died today at 8 a.m. in a Logansport hospital. Funeral services will be conducted in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. A complete obituary will appear in The News-Sentinel Saturday.
Saturday, December 11, 1948

Claude I. Bashore
Last rites for Claude L. BASHORE, 68, who died Tuesday in Sarasota, Fla., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Thacker & Sharpe funeral home with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Silver Lake.
Mr. Bashore, will known hatchery and feed store owner, suffered a stroke of paralysis three weeks ago in Florida where he was spending the winter. He formerly owned feed stores in Akron, Rochester, Warsaw, and North Mahchester. Mr. Bashore was president of the Commercial State Bank in Silver Lake and was a member of the Lions and Masonic lodge of Silver Lake.

Vorris Lee Vanlue
Funeral services for Vorris Lee VANLUE, 81, who died at 8 a.m. Friday in the Logansport hospital after an illness of three weeks, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Lewis HOHENSTEIN, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth LONG, officiating. Burial will be in an adjoining cemetery.
Born July 28, 1867, Mr. Vanlue had lived three miles southeast of Argos for 55 years and had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Hazel MILLER of Tippecanoe. His wife, Anna RINGLE VANLUE, preceded in death Feb. 17, 1946. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include the daughter; two sons, Ray [VANLUE] of Lakeville and Freedus [VANLUE] of South Bend; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchilren.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall Co Ind Cemeteries, Walnut Cemetery, Walnut Twp.: Anna I. VANLUE, mother, 1874-1946; F. Lee VANLUE, father, 1867-1948.]

William Prill
William PRILL died this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edith MADDUX of Athens. The body was brought to the Foster funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in the Monday issue of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, December 13, 1948

Dewey Marion Zartman
Funeral services for Dewey Marion ZARTMAN, 50, who died Saturday afternoon at his home at 431 13th street, will be in the First Christian church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Mr. Zartman had been in failing health four and one-half years.
The son of Joshua and Daisy ZARTMAN, he was born May 12, 1908 near Macy. He married Berneice Irene WELLER Feb. 22, 1922. A carpenter, Mr. Zartman was a member of the Christian church and had been a resident of this city 21 years.
Survivors include the wife; two sons, Wintsell and Jack [ZARTMAN], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Maxine YEIDER of Fort Wayne, [brother] Walter [ZARTMAN] and a sister, Mrs. Freeda MARTIN, both of Plymouth.
The body was taken to the residence from the Foster funeral home today and will be removed to the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Annie Reish
Mrs. Annie REISH, 79, died at 12:10 a.m. today at her Leiters Ford home after an illness of eight months.
Born April 4, 1869, in Marshall county, Mrs. Reish had lived in Leiters Ford 58 years. She was married to John Adam REISH in 1890. The daughter of George and Caroline SNIDER, she was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Margaret [REISH], at home; a son, Donald [REISH] of Elkhart; a brother, Schuyler [REISH] of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Georgia CUSTER, Miss Emma SNIDER and Miss Millie SNIDER, all of Culver; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Leiters Ford residence with the Rev. Stanley HALL officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
The body will be returned to the home Tuesday afternoon from the Foster funeral home.

William O. Prill
Last rites for William O. "Bill" PRILL, 79, who died Saturday morning at the home of a niece, Mrs. Edith MADDUX of Athens, were conducted today in the Foster funeral home by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Mr. Prill had been ill two years.
Born April 30, 1869, he was the son of David and Mary PRILL and had been a life resident of Fulton county. He followed the occupation of a painter many years while living in Rochester. He was a charter member of the Eagles lodge.
Nieces and nephews are the only sjurvivors.

Tuesday, December 14, 1948

Clyde Elston
Clyde ELSTON, 66, Kewanna druggist, died unexpectedly Monday evening at Logansport.
Born Aug. 18, 1882, at Medaryville, the son of Edward and Addah HARRIS ELSTON, he came to Kewanna from there in 1891. Mr. Elston married Ida COMPTON at Dunkirk Aug. 22, 1906. He was a druggist in Kewanna for 42 years.
Mr. Elston was a member of the IOOF lodge, the Kewanna Masonic lodge, Eastern Star and the Kewanna Methodist church. He was a graduate of Purdue University and attended Indiana University.
Survivors include the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth OVERMYER of Logansport and Mrs. Harriet STOUDT of Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Lalla SIPE of Indianapolis, and two grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Methodist church. The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where friends may call.

Wednesday, December 15, 1948

May Fenters
Mrs. May FENTERS, 71, of Macy, died at 6:40 a.m. today at the Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two months.
Born Jan. 5, 1877, in Miami county, Mrs. Fenters was the daughter of Thomas and Louisa HORTON GRIMES. She had lived in Miami county all her life. She was married March 30, 1902, to Hugh FENTERS who died Nov. 14, 1946. She was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Eastern Star there.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert BAKER of near Macy; two sons, Myron [FENTERS] of South Bend and Wayne [FENTERS] of Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle BACON of Akron, and Mrs. Dela ALSPACH of Rochester; a half-brother, A. E. HORTON of Macy; a half-sister, Mrs. Laura SMITH of Macy; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Macy Christian church with burial in the Plainview cemetery there. The body will be moved from the Ditmire funeral home at Fulton to the Fenters home Thursday noon.

Thursday, December 16, 1948

Ida F. Dielman
Mrs. Ida F. DIELMAN, 68, suffered a fatal heart attack at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at her home in Fulton. Her death was almost instantaneous and came as a most severe shock to her husband and friends. Mrs. Dielman had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life and had a host of friends in both Fulton and Cass counties.
Ida F. [JEWELL], daughter of William E. and Elizabeth (BROWN) JEWELL, was born in Fulton county on Nov. 3, 1880. She graduated from the Rochester schools and also the old Rochester Normal collegte. On July 2, 1905 she was married to Dr. F. C. DIELMAN of Fulton and immediately took up her residence in Fulton. She was a member of the Fulton Evangelical United Brethren church, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Dielman took an active interest in the religious, social and civic affairs of Liberty township.
Survivors are her husband, two sons, Robert DIELMAN of Indianapolis, Howard DIELMAN of Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred HANSEN of Racine, Wis.; a brother, Walter JEWELL of Los Angeles, Calif., and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services, in charge of the Rev. M. E. REED, will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m. in the Ditmire Chapel, Fulton. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Rochester. The body will lie in state from Friday 10 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday at which time it will be removed to the Ditmire Chapel.

Friday, December 17, 1948

Robert Curtis Baber, Jr.
Robert Curtis [BABER], Jr., three-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert BABER of Akron, died of suffocation Thursday while lying in his crib. The infant was born Sept. 25, 1948.
Survivors, besides the parents, include a half-brother, Harry Lee BABER; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Fred DIXON of Akron; the paternal grandparents, Ted BABER of Roann and Mrs. Helen BABER of Miami, Fla. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Moyer-Haupert funeral home by Rev. R. A. FENSTERMACHER, with burial in the Akron cemetery.

Carol Jean Enyart
Carol Jean [ENYART], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur ENYART of two miles southwest of Argos, died at birth at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Woodlawn hospital in this city.
Surviving are the parents, Wilbur and Phyllis ENYART; one sister, Nelda Ann [ENYART] and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed MATHIAS of Rochester.
Services were held at the Grossman funeral home at Argos this afternoon, with the Rev. Stacy SHAW of Lafayette officiating. Burial was made in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

Saturday, December 18, 1948

John Wesley Good
John Wesley GOOD, well-known farmer of the Burton neighborhood, died shortly before noon today. A complete obituary and funeral arrangement will be published in Monday's edition of The News-Sentinel.

Monday, December 20, 1948

John Wesley Good
Funeral services for the late John W. GOOD, 59, who died at his home in the Burton community Saturday morning following an illness of several months, will be held at 1:15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Foster funeral home, with the Rev. Edith BRUNER of Richland Center officiating. Interment will be made in IOOF cemetery here.
Born Nov. 30, 1889, in Van Wert, Ohio, he was the son of William and Frena GOOD. He was married Jan. 31, 1911, at Middle Point, Ohio, to Mona Gail GALBREATH.
A car inspector for the Erie railroad for more than 30 years, he had lived here 32 years. He was a member of the E. U. B. church.
Survivors are the wife and the following children: Mrs. Clarice CASTLEMAN, Burton township [sic]; Max and Patsy [GOOD], at home; Mrs. Leona TAYLOR of here; Delbert R. [GOOD], Kewanna; Mrs. Chauncey SUMMERS, South Bend; Mrs. Doyne OVERMYER, Leiters Ford. Also surviving are the mother who lives in Leonardsburg, Ohio, and brother and three sisters, Dale [GOOD] of Van Wert; Mrs. Ethel HYNES of Ashley, Ohio; Mrs. Ed McCURDY of Leonardsburg, and Mrs. John SUTTON of Grover Hill, Ohio, and twelve grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.

Death Claims Two Over The Week-end
Death struck twice in this community over the week-end calling Mrs. Sarah Catherine SHUMAN, 81, at her home 406 Ohio street, after an illness of seven months, and little Linda Kay CONLEY, four days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis CONLEY, 702 E. 12th street. The child's demise was sudden and unexpected

Sarah Catherine Shuman
Sarah Catherine [WELLER], daughter of Christian and Catherine WELLER, was born in Franklin county, Ohio, Dept. 1867. On Dec. 26, 1893 she was united in marriage with Abraham SHUMAN and moved with him from Macy to this city about 55 years ago. Since that time she has been a resident of this community.
She was a member of Trinity E. U. B. church and the W. B. A. in which she remained active as long as health would permit.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred WESTWOOD and Mrs. Fred GOTTSCHALK; seven grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild all of this community; three brothers, Charles [WELLER] of Delong, Mike [WELLER] of Elburn, Ill., and Clinton [WELLER] of Rochester. Her husband and three children preceded her in death.
The body has been removed from the Foster funeral home to the residence, where it now rests. Services will be held from Trinity E. U. B. church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial will be made in IOOF cemetery.

Linda Kay Conley
Linda Kay [CONLEY], infant daughter of Otis and Rebabell (SWANGO) CONLEY, was born Dec. 14 in this city, and succumbed suddenly at 12:06 Saturday afternoon. She is survived by parents and grandparents. The body was taken to Foster funeral home and returned to the residence Sunday evening. Services were held this morning from the residence with the Rev. Arthur CARPENTER in charge. Interment was made in the Citizens cemetery.

Fred L. Smith
Local relatives have been advised of the death on Dec. 15 of Fred L. SMITH, 40, which occurred , it is believed, while the deceased was at sea, as an engneer of a coastwise steamer plying between Seattle, Wash., and Alaskan ports. Details of his illness and demise are lacking.
He was the son of the late Melvin and Mrs. Della (OVERMYER) SMITH, of this city, and was one of seven children. For several years he has been employed in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. His last visit here was about two years ago.
Survivors include a son, Dean [SMITH] of Monterey; mother, two sisters, Mrs. Jack KOFRON and Mrs. Cleo RITCHIE, and four brothers, Charley, Israel, Richard and Donald [SMITH], all of this city. Funeral services and interment were held in Seattle.

Lt. Ben F. DuBois
The body of Lt. Ben F. DuBOIS, former county recorder and a navigator in the air force during World War II, who was shot down in a bombing raid over Leipzig, Germany, on Nov. 21, 1944, will be returned to this city soon for permanent burial, according to information reaching relatives Saturday.
Lieutenant DuBois, in company with 11 other crew members on the ill-fated bomber, left their base in England early on the morning of the fatal day. Only one survivor of the crash returned alive. He is T/Sgt. James A. ELLIS, Logansport, who remained in the army.
Lieutenant DuBois was a member of the 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, and was on his 32nd mission over enemy territory when his B-17 was brought down. He enlisted in the army June 28, 1943, and arrived overseas in July, 1944. He was first buried in a cemetery at Frankobien, Germany and later in the military cemetery at St. Avold, France.
The deceased was born in Rochester Oct. 2, 1915. His parents were Howard and Mable DuBOIS. He was graduated from Rochester high school and at the time he enlisted was associated with his grandfather, B. F. FRETZ, in the abstracting business in this city.
Lieutenant DuBois was a member of the Christian church, Masonic and Odd Fellows and Moose lodges in this city. He was active in church, lodge and civic circles.
Survivors include two brothers, Thomas [DuBOIS], deputy Fulton county auditor, and Robert [DuBOIS] of this city, a sister, Mrs. Dorothy GUSTIN of Peru, and his grandfather, Mr. Fretz. The body will be returned to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Arrangements are pending.

Tuesday, December 21, 1948

[no obits]

Wednesday, December 22, 1948

[paper not available]

Thursday, December 23, 1948

James Palmer
James PALMER, 66, well-known Rochester citizen, died at 3:30 Thursday morning at his home 117 1/2 East 7th St. Death resulted from complications following a lengthy illness. Mr. Palmer had been a resident of Rochester for the past 30 years coming here from Macy.
He was born June 4th, 1882 at Macy, the son of Daniel and Chloriah (HECKATHORNE) PALMER. On November 9th, 1911 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary ROSE. Mr. Palmer was a laborer and clerk.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred RINGLE, of South Bend, Mrs. May MORALES, of Chicago, Mrs. Faye LENLER, of South Bend; a son, Capt. Harvey PALMER, San Bento, Texas, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen GUBI officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Jacob E. Clingenpeel
In publishing the death of Jacob E. CLINGENPEEL in Wednesday edition of The News-Sentinel the name of a step-daughter, Mrs. Ben MURPHY, of this city, was unintentionally omitted from the list of survivors.

Ellsworth Bradley
Mrs. Viola FISHER received word this week that her father, Ellsworth BRADLEY, 78, died recently at his home in Bell Gardens, California. He had been ill for four years and his death was attributed to heart trouble. He lived on a farm near Rochester for a number of years.

Friday, December 24, 1948

[no obits]

Saturday, December 25, 1948

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, December 27, 1948

Silas Ridenour
Funeral services for Silas RIDENOUR, 87, who died at 10 p.m. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at the home of his son, Thomas, 527 East Ninth street, this city, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ellars Chapel, Kokomo.
Mr. Ridenour, who was a retired farmer, had been a resident of Fulton county for over two years, coming here from Howard county. He is survived by five sons, Thomas, of this city, Ben, address unknown, Frank and Burt [RIDENOUR] of Atwater, Ohio, and Glover [RIDENOUR] of Phoenix, Ariz.; twenty-seven grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

May A. Shoults
Death followed illness of one month to call Mrs. May A. SHOULTS, 90, at her home in the Burton neighborhood west of Rochester at 12 o'clock noon Dec. 25.
Deceased was born near Claypool on Oct. 4, 1858, and had been a resident of this community about 10 years. On July 8, 1892, she was united in marriage at Warsaw with Benjamin SHOULTS, who is the sole survivor.
She was a member many years of the Yellow Creek U. B. church in which she took active interest as long as her health would permit.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Foster funeral home at 12:30 Tuesday, with the Rev. Robert WARD of St. Paul's E. U. B. church officiating. Burial will be made at the Roann cemetery.
The body will be returned from the residence to the funeral home Tuesday forenoon.

Edgar A. Treber
Military honors will be accorded Thursday afternoon by the Argos American Legion for Edgar A. TREBER whose body will arrive in Plymouth at 6:52 o'clock Wednesday evening in charge of military escort.
Treber, a member of the armed forces, met death while on active service in France on Dec. 14, 1944. He entered service on Dec. 27, 1942.
The son of the Rev. and Mrs. Ernest TREBER, Edgar was born at Upland, Ind., Oct. 21, 1918. After graduation from high school at Farmland, Ind., he was united in marriage on May 4, 1942, with Ruth MORRILL. He was a resident of Argos four years, was a member of the Masonic lodge of Argos and of the Argos Congregational Christian church of that community.
Services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the church with the Rev. Dr. S. A. BENNETT of Muncie officiating, assisted by the Argos Masonic Order. Burial will be made in Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Survivors include the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Robert BECKER and Mrs. John POWERS, and two brothers, James and Robert [TREBER], all of Argos.
The body will be removed from the Umbaugh funeral home to the family residence where it will rest until the hour of the funeral and where friends may call. Pallbearers will be Gabriel HAROLD, Carl and Arthur MORRILL, Arnold and Gerald UMBAUGH.

Charles E. Sweet
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home for Charles E. SWEET, 73, who suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday afternoon at his home, 805 East 12th street. he had been in ill health for about three years. Final rites will be administered by the Rev. Harry BAILEY of First Baptist church, with burial in Rochester Citizens' cemetery.
A resident of Rochester 28 years, Mr. Sweet came here from Logansport. He was born in Tippecanoe, Ind., Nov. 18, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin SWEET. In 1905 in Logansport he was married to Minnie WILSON, who died in 1942.
Surviving are five sons, Benjamin, William, James and Charles [SWEET], all of Rochester, and David [SWEET] of Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel PURDUE of Red Oak, Iowa, and ten grandchildren.

Tuesday, December 28, 1948 to Wednesday, December 29, 1948

[no obits]

Thursday, December 30, 1948

John Damron
A charge of reckless homicide will in all probability be filed soon against Ovel CONLEY, 23, of near Argos, following the death Wednesday evening at Woodlawn hospital of John DAMRON, 16, his victim in alleged hit-and-run accident which occurred in U.S. 31 north of Rochester in the early morning of Dec. 18.
Conley, held in Fulton county jail on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident under $2,000 bond, which he has been unable to make, has manifested a more or less stoic indifference since his arrest, local enforcement officers said.
Damron, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert DAMRON, route 3, Rochester, was one of a trio of cyclists allegedly struck by a truck driven by Conley. His two companions, Richard THOMAS, 16, and Rollin CARR, 14, although struck and slightly bruised in the fall from their bicycles, were not seriously injured.
The three boys were enroute to the Damron farm for a day's hunting when the accident came. Damron, who was riding between Thomas and Carr in single file, and allegedly well out on the berm of the road and off the pavement, was thrown over the handle bars of his bicycle and struck his head on the concrete highway causing a serious brain concussion from which he was unconscious most of the time following the injury.
John Damron was born near Prestonsburg, Ky., May 26, 1932, and came here with his parents about seven years ago. He is the son of Bert and Audie (HOWARD) DAMRON of route 3, Rochester. He attended Rochester schools, and recently was employed nights at Richie's Coffee Cup on E. 8th street.
Survivors are the parents, two brothers, Carl [DAMRON], who resides at Lake Manitou, and Dewey [DAMRON], at home; six sisters, Mrs. Judes CROUSSORE and Mrs. Annie EYTCHESON, Rochester; Beatrice, Dottie, Lottie and Ellen [DAMRON] at home; one grandparent, Mrs. Caroline HOWARD, also a resident of the Damron home.
Funeral services will be held from the Nazarene church at 11 o'clock Saturday morning with the Rev. H. M. SAGARSEE in charge. The body was taken from the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home to the residence in Richland township Thursday afternoon. Friends may call.

Pfc. Edgar E. Herrell
Word has been received here of the expected arrival of the body of Pfc. Edgar E. HERRELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HERRELL, route 4, Rochester, from overseas.
The remains will be in charge of a military escort and are due to arrive here via Erie R.R. at 11:30 Monday night. They will be taken to the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home. Full obituary and funeral arrangements will appear in The News-Sentinel Friday.

Walter A. Meloy
Walter A. MELOY, 75, prominent business man of Argos who retired a few years ago, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kelly hospital. He had been in ill health for the past three months. The Meloy residence is situated at 319 E. Walnut street, Argos.
Mr. Meloy came to Argos about 35 years ago where he operated the old L.E.&W. R.R. elevator and in more recent years, the Nickel Plate elevator. He had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Marshall and Fulton counties.
He was born April 1, 1873 near Memphis, Ind. On Dec. 20, 1896 he was married to Eva TOOMBS, at Scottsburg, Ind. His parents were Enoch and Sophia MELOY.
Survivors are his wife; four sons, Thurston [MELOY] of Jeffersonville; Walter [MELOY] of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Watson [MELOY] of Plymouth; Theodore [MELOY] of Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Irene KEPLER of Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Bertha BENNETT of Indianapolis and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN of the Argos Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home.

Michael Sheridan
Michael SHERIDAN, 86, pioneer citizen and retired banker of this city, died 11:35 p.m. Wednesday at his residence 1012 Jefferson street. Death came following two years illness during most of which time he was confined to his home.
Mr. Sheridan was not only well known throughout Fulton county, but throughout the entire state of Indiana, due ot his activivies in the Indiana Bankers Association. In April of 1947 he was signally honored by the association when he became a member of the Indiana Bankers Association's "50 Year Club."
In 1890 Mr. Sheridan became a bookkeeper in the Rochester Bank, now the First National Bank. In 1914 he was appointed cashier and in January of 1947 he was elected as vice-president. He was also a director of the bank for many years. Prior to his employment in the banking institution he served two years as deputy auditor of Fulton county.
A native of Fulton county, Mr. Sheridan was born on a farm near Kewanna, Dec. 6, 1862. He moved to Rochester over 58 years ago and on August 25, 1906 he was united in marriage with Alma E. BAILEY in a ceremony pronounced in this city. His parents were William and Mary (HOGAN) SHERIDAN. Mr. Sheridan was a member of Fredonia Lodge No. 122, K. of P., and the Indiana Bankers Association.
Surviving are his wife, at home; a son, Charles SHERIDAN, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Helen CRAIG of Paris, Ky.; three grandchildren and a brother, Daniel SHERIDAN of Kewanna.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Grant BLACKWOOD of the Christian church will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF cemetery. The body lies in state at the funeral home where friends may call.

William Frank Enyeart
William Frank ENYEART, 70, died early this morning at Woodlawn hospital in this city following an illness of eight months, with complications. He was born in Pulaski county July 2, 1878, the son of John and Mary Jane ENYEART.
Deceased was by occupation a laborer. He came here about 17 years ago from Cass county and has since resided on Wallace avenue.
Survivors include three sisters, Miss Pearl ENYEART of the Wallace avenue address; Mrs. Edna SIDERS and Mrs. Edna [sic] FITCH of Kewanna.
The body rests at the Foster funeral home.
Services will be held at the Foster funeral home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Robert WARD officiating. Interment will be made in IOOF cemetery.

Idelta A. Fry
Mrs. Idelta A. FRY, wife of Delbert FRY, died at 5:10 o'clock Wednesday evening at St. Joseph's hospital, Logansport, where she had been taken at 4:45 in an ambulance, after a heart attack at her home.
Born Sept. 29, 1897, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Elmer and Lulu DOOLITTLE McMILLEN.
She is survived by the husband, Delbert, and thirteen children: Harley and Darrell [FRY], Logansport; Dean and Earl [FRY], Walkerton; Boyd [FRY] at home; Glen [FRY], South Bend; Omer [FRY] state of Washington; Mrs. Dorothy DePOY, Walkerton; Mrs. Mildred HOFFMAN, Winamac; Mrs. Wanda KENNEDY, Star City; Mrs. Shirley HAMILTON, Lake Cicott; Mrs. Margaret HASTY, Rensselaer; Mrs. Helen DAVIS, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Ida WOLF, Elkhart, twenty-four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
The body is at the McCloskey-Hamilton chapel, Logansport.

Friday, December 31, 1948

Iva M. McMahan
Mrs. Iva M. McMAHAN, 61, died early this morning at her home on route 6, southwest of this city following an illness of three months. Death was due to complications.
Born in Fulton county Aug. 5, 1887, she was the daughter of John N. and Eva (MARTIN) TOWNSEND. She resided in this community all of her life with the exception of a few years residence in California. She was a member of the Methodist church.
On June 20, 1906 she was united in marriage at Logansport, with Thomas H. McMAHAN, who survives, together with a son, Rolland J. [McMAHAN], LeMeso, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Della M. PESANTE of Long Beach, Calif., seven grandchildren, and a number of other relatives.
Funeral rites will be held from Zimmerman Bros. funeral home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. Dale BRUBAKER officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester mausoleum.
The body rests at the funeral home, where friends may call up to the hour of the funeral.

Pfc. Edgar E. Herrell
Funeral rites for Pfc. Edgar E. HERRELL, whose body will be returned here from Germany Monday night, will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in this city, with the Rev. Dale BRUBAKER of First Presbterian church in charge, assisted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial will be made in the Chittic cemetery, near Bennetts Switch, Ind.
The deceased, son of Lloyd and Katie (FRAKES) HERRELL, was born in Miami, Ind., May 21, 1920. He came with his parents to Fulton county in 1926 and resided in Aubbeenaubbee township until his induction into the armed forces, Nov. 22, 1943. He died while in service in Germany, April 13, 1945, a victim of diphtheria. At the time of demise he was a member of the 10th U. S. Infantry Division.
Surviving are the parents, R.R. 4, Rochester; three brothers, Ramond L. and Junior [HERRELL], of near Leiteers Ford, and Kenneth [HERRELL] at home; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond BOWERS, Kokomo, and Mrs. William TRIPALDI, New York City.
Military honors will be accorded the returned soldier by both local service organizations. The body will remain at the funeral home until the funeral hour.

Fulton Creamer
Mrs. Anna FARRY, 328 E. 9th street, and Mrs. Cynthia DEAMER of Newcastle township, have been called to Lorain, Ohio by the death of their brother, Fulton CREAMER, who died suddenly Thursday morning at his home there.
The deceased was a native of Ohio and was known ehre only as an occasional visitor.